Sunday 29 August 2004

Dear Jaspers,

647 have registered on the Distribute site. There are 12 bouncing but Yahoo keeps "probing" to try to get thru. If you aren't receiving it, please check your box or your "spam solution"!.

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 improve.


This issue is at:  


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's a small gesture, but it meant a lot to returning when first class passengers traded seats.

Returning soldiers ride first-class
Travelers switched seats
Thursday, July 15, 2004 Posted: 11:44 AM EDT (1544 GMT)

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DALLAS, Texas (AP) -- Eight soldiers flying home from Iraq for two weeks of R&R flew in style instead of coach after first-class passengers offered to swap seats with them.

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Another flight attendant, Candi Spradlin, said she was impressed with the acts of good will.

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Do I increase the supply of good will in the universe by my actions. Regardless of how it affects me, I will try. Is the power of a good act how it changes me? Or how it changes others?

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










(like MC Press Releases)
























Jaspers found web-wise







Cardillo, James J.



LaMuraglia, Matteo



Pfaff, Mark W.



Salomone, William G.



Maher, Frank J.



Uhran, John



Cummins, James J.



Pieragostini, Anthony J.



Ryan, Tom



Heintz-Roat, Amy-Nicole



Roat, Ryan



Eaton, Ed



Flores, Luis










Cardillo, James J.



Cummins, James J.



Eaton, Ed



Flores, Luis



Heintz-Roat, Amy-Nicole



LaMuraglia, Matteo



Maher, Frank J.



Pfaff, Mark W.



Pieragostini, Anthony J.



Roat, Ryan



Ryan, Tom



Salomone, William G.



Uhran, John







******** Current Events ********



[Messages from Headquarters

(Manhattan College Press Releases & Stuff)]



RIVERDALE, N.Y. – North Greenbush, New York, resident Michael Brady recently was awarded a three-year fellowship by The Clark Foundation.  The Clark Foundation was created to identify, nurture and support students with great potential for leadership in careers in community-based nonprofit organizations in New York City.  Brady, 20, was chosen out of a pool of nine final candidates who each submitted essays and applications and underwent an in-person interview to convey their commitment to the nonprofit sector and potential for leadership.

As a Clark Foundation Fellow, Brady will receive financial support for graduate education, as well as programming aimed at helping him launch or advance his career in the nonprofit field.  The Manhattan College Fellowship Committee, established by Provost Dr. Weldon Jackson and chaired by sociology professor Mary Ann Groves, assisted Brady in his application process.  The Fellowship Committee was founded with the goal of grooming Manhattan students to apply for such awards and make students aware that these awards and fellowships exist.

A triple major in English, government and urban affairs, Brady hopes to study urban planning at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  An active participant in Manhattan College’s campus ministry and social action department, Brady already has built an impressive résumé in community work and volunteering.  He has raised money for cancer research as part of American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life program and donned a Clifford the Big Red Dog suit to distribute books to local schools as part of First Book’s nationwide effort to provide children from low-income families with new books.  For Brady, who started at Manhattan on the pre-law track, community-based work and social change is his passion, and he cannot imagine doing anything else.

“You can call me a change agent to society,” says Brady, who is spending his summer as a Brannigan Fellow and wrapping up an extensive research paper on gender and class.  “I really love what I do. I don’t think my life [at Manhattan College] would be complete without doing community or volunteer work.  Professors here have taught me that it’s not what you have in life that counts, it’s what you do with it in the end that is going to affect society.”

In the first year of his three-year fellowship, Brady will attend a leadership retreat and participate in a number of workshops that address practical issues related to graduate education and nonprofit employment.  During the second and third year as a Clark Fellow, Brady will be required to work and attend graduate school at a New York City-based institution and in a program related to the nonprofit sector.  He will be required to work at least 20 hours per week at a nonprofit organization.  At that time, Brady will receive a grant of up to $30,000, which includes a salary stipend of $10,000 per year for two years.  He also will receive up to $10,000 in scholarship support toward a master’s degree.

As a fellow, Brady hopes to work at The Enterprise Foundation.  The nonprofit organization works in neglected communities nationwide and aims to establish better living conditions in those neighborhoods.




[No Honors]




[No Weddings]





From: AMY ROAT [1991]
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2004 7:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] This issue is at:

Pleae add to your Jottings:  My Husband, Ryan (member of '92) and I had our second child, Oscar on May 4, 2004! 

Amy-Nicole Roat (Heintz) '91

[JR: Great, you made my week. Class of 2024? Hope I'm here to report the graduation. Hope some one is here. ]




[No Engagements]




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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.


News & Record (Greensboro, NC)
August 24, 2004 Tuesday ALL EDITIONS

HIGH POINT Mr. Matteo LaMuraglia, 80, a resident of Maryfield Nursing Center and formerly of Sonoma Lane, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004.

A memorial Mass for Mr. LaMuraglia will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church by Father John J. Kelly, O.S.F.S. Inurnment will be in the church columbarium. The family will receive friends in the church following the services.

Mr. LaMuraglia was born in New York City on March 8, 1924, a son to Nunzio and Carmela Cilla LaMuraglia. He was a graduate of Manhattan College and was previously employed in sales and marketing with Adam Millis Corp. Mr. LaMuraglia served during World War II as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He flew 33 missions over France and Germany during his service in the European campaign. Mr. LaMuraglia was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Bishop Hafey Council of the Knights of Columbus. He was a dedicated husband and father.

On Sept. 30, 1950, he married Mary Ellin Montague, who survives of the home. Also surviving are three daughters, Mary Elizabeth LaMuraglia of Mocksville, Maria Francesca LaMuraglia of Atlanta, Ga., and Mimi Van Wees and husband David of Richfield, Conn.; seven sons, Matteo LaMuraglia Jr., and wife Donna of Oradell, N.J., Thomas Montague LaMuraglia and wife "Guida" of Asheville, James Brady LaMuraglia and wife Nancy of Greensboro, Peter Nunzio LaMuraglia and children Mimi and Peter of Greensboro, Michael Joseph LaMuraglia and wife Wendy of Asheville, John Rocco LaMuraglia and wife Nancy of Greensboro and Joseph Montague LaMuraglia of Los Angeles, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Broyles of Greensboro.

Memorials may be directed to Maryfield Nursing Home, 1315 Greensboro Road, High Point, NC 27260.

Please share your thoughts and fond memories with our family at

Sechrest Funeral Service on E. Lexington Avenue is serving the family of Mr. LaMuraglia

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The Providence Journal (Rhode Island)
August 24, 2004 Tuesday
All Editions

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East Greenwich

JAMES J. CUMMINS, 67, of Sycamore Drive, a retired business owner and electrical engineer, died Sunday at home after an 11-year battle with cancer.

He was the husband of Catherine "Sandy" (Cogan) Cummins; they had been married for 43 years. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., the son of the late Andrew and Jessie (MacKenzie) Cummins, he had lived in Rochester, N.Y., before moving to East Greenwich 25 years ago.

A 1959 graduate of Manhattan College, he received his MBA from Hofstra University.

Mr. Cummins had been the principal owner and CEO of Data Industrial Corp., Mattapoisett, Mass., from 1986 until he retired. He previously had been an executive with Data Marine International, of Pocassett, Mass.; Nife Inc., of Lincoln; EG&G, of Warwick; and Friden-Singer, of Rochester.

He was a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Instrument Society of America, the American Society of Irrigation Consultants, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers.

Mr. Cummins was a former president of the East Greenwich High School Parent Teacher Group.

He enjoyed golfing and was a longtime member of the Quidnessett Country Club and a member of the Squantum Association.

Mr. Cummins was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Church.

Besides his wife, he leaves four sons, Kevin J. Cummins of San Francisco, Calif., Mark C. Cummins of Warwick, Thomas P. Cummins of Providence and Andrew M. Cummins of Lancaster, Mass.; a sister, Susan Horstmann of Centerreach, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Fourth Avenue. Burial will in the St. Patrick Cemetery.

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Subject: Journal News: A long-range trip
Author: Robin Miller
Date: Aug 26, 2004
Excerpt: The former Manhattan College standout knew that finding his place in the NBA would be a struggle. And the odds are always changing. ...

From: Robin Miller (
Subject: Journal News: A long-range trip
Date: 2004-08-26 11:53:44 PST

RM: This was posted to Warriors World; I'm not sure where it's from.

A long-range trip
(Original publication: August 26, 2004)

Luis Flores never expected he'd already be a journeyman of sorts.

The former Manhattan College standout knew that finding his place in the  NBA would be a struggle. And the odds are always changing. He was  drafted in the second round by the Houston Rockets in June and was  traded almost immediately to the Dallas Mavericks.

It wound up being a short visit.

Flores was included in an eight-player deal approved by the league  Tuesday evening and is now expected to attend training camp with the  Golden State Warriors, good news for a developing point guard who was  fourth on an overloaded Mavericks depth chart.

"Actually, it's a very good opportunity," he said yesterday. "It gives  me a chance to work out for a team with positions available."

When the rumors of this deal first leaked out a week ago, Flores was  considering an offer to play in Croatia for a season.

He played for Dallas in the Los Angeles Summer Pro League and in the  Rocky Mountain Revue, but there were as many stumbles as highlights.  Nobody in the organization was disappointed, but learning to become a  playmaker at this level can lead to awkward moments. With that in mind,  the Mavericks wanted him to play overseas before returning next summer  for a second look.

It's a common strategy.

"Either way has ups and downs," Flores said. "Running a team in Europe  for a year would be very beneficial. At the same time, being in the  league and learning from guys like Speedy Claxton and Derek Fisher, and  maybe getting a chance to be on the floor, it's an opportunity that I  can't pass up."

Golden State currently has enough roster space where he could be tucked  away on the injured list.

"I feel really good about it," Flores said. "I still have to go in there  and prove I belong. They're not going to hand it to me because they  don't have enough people at that position."

So far, he's only received a welcoming phone call from Warriors vice  president of basketball operations Chris Mullin.

Until the logistical details get worked out, Flores is working out in  New Jersey with Evan Chait, the personal trainer who got him ready for  the draft. He'd like to be able to run with his new teammates before  camp opens in October.

Mullin knows what he's getting.

"We intend to give him a real good look," he said. "I scouted him a  couple of times during the season, and he did a pre-draft workout here,  so we're going to give him a real good look."

Flores just has to show the potential and strong will that come  naturally. Since the whole premise of the trade was to provide Golden  State adequate salary-cap space to re-sign its young players and court  free agents in coming seasons, it would be an upset if the Warriors  balked at paying league minimum for a third point guard.

Still, this isn't going to be a simple task.

"It's been a little crazy," Flores said of the last few months. "I've  been traded twice already. I haven't even put on a uniform, so it gives  me a taste of what it's really like. I remember watching Carmelo Anthony  on some NBA-TV show and I remember him saying there's so much more to  the NBA than playing the game. I see it now." Post a follow-up to this message


Subject: OTrib: Dominican Flores excites Warriors' Mullin
Author: Allen L
Date: Aug 26, 2004
Excerpt: ... draft Tuesday. It's no coincidence Manhattan College point guard Luis Flores was part of the Erick Dampier trade Tuesday. Chris ...

From: Allen L (
Subject: OTrib: Dominican Flores excites Warriors' Mullin
Date: 2004-08-26 10:48:49 PST

Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 3:36:49 AM PST
Dominican Flores excites Warriors' Mullin
By Dave Del Grande, STAFF WRITER

OAKLAND -- The Golden State Warriors finally made their second-round  pick in the 2004 draft Tuesday.

It's no coincidence Manhattan College point guard Luis Flores was part  of the Erick Dampier trade Tuesday. Chris Mullin, head of basketball  operations, has had his eye on the former New York City prep star for  quite some time.

"We're going to give him a real good look," Mullin said of Flores, who  could have been the Warriors' second pick in June had they not dealt the  slot away two years earlier.

Mullin said he scouted Flores, a 23-year-old native of the Dominican  Republic, during Flores' senior season at Manhattan College and in a  private predraft workout.

And while Flores no doubt will come to Warriors training camp in October  without a guaranteed contract, the Golden State boss is intrigued to  find out if Manhattan's all-time leading scorer -- a two-time winner of  the Haggerty Award bestowed upon the best player in New York City -- can  squeeze his way onto a crowded roster.

"I like his talent. I like his toughness," Mullin said. "He definitely  can score the ball. His learning curve will be learning to distribute  the ball and be a playmaker."

Flores, who stands 6-foot-2, capped his college career with 26- and  20-point performances against Florida and Wake Forest, respectively, in  the 2003 NCAA Tournament. He connected on 45.0 percent of his shots in  three years at Manhattan, including 38.6 percent of his 3-pointers.

Mullin must consider keeping a third point guard on the roster (along  with Derek Fisher and Speedy Claxton) because Claxton is injury-prone  and can become a free agent at the end of the 2004-05 season.

Of course, the Warriors might have an extra first-round pick at that  point to help fill the void. Mullin disclosed the first of the two  future first-rounders also acquired in the Dampier trade could arrive as  early as next June, depending upon how things shake out with the  Mavericks next season.

Meanwhile, it was reported Dampier made the deal possible by signing a  seven-year, $72 million contract, the first six years (and $62 million)  of which are guaranteed.

Dampier had to prove he was one year younger than his NBA records had  indicated (29 instead of 30) to sign for the full amount being that the  league doesn't allow players 30 or older to get more than six-year  agreements.


Deutsche Presse-Agentur
August 25, 2004, Wednesday 
03:37:49 Central European Time
HEADLINE: Mavs officially acquire Dampier from Golden State
DATELINE: Los Angeles

After a week of waiting, centre Erick Dampier officially became the new Dallas Mavericks, "Man in the Middle" on Tuesday as the centerpiece of a multi-player trade with the Golden State Warriors.

In a sign and trade deal involving eight players and a pair of draft picks, the Mavericks obtained Dampier, reserve centre Evan Eschmeyer, backup guard Dan Dickau and the draft rights to Steve Logan.

In exchange, the Warriors received forwards Eduardo Najera, Christian Laettner, rookie guard Luis Flores, forward Mladen Sekularac and two first-round picks.

The deal was agreed to in principle by both teams on August 17. But since Dallas acquired Laettner on June 24 from the Washington Wizards, he couldn't be traded for 60 days under terms of the collective-bargaining agreement, which stipulates no player can be traded twice within a two-month period.

Dickau was in a similar bind after the Warriors picked him up in a trade with Portland on July 20.

Dampier is the key player for Dallas. Pursued by New York, Indiana and Atlanta this summer, the 30-year-old, 6-foot-11, 265-pound big man averaged 12.3 points and pulled down 12 rebounds per game. He shot 53 per cent from the field, led the league in offensive rebounds and was 15th in blocked shots.

He is expected to provide immediate help in the middle for a highly offensive-minded but porous Dallas team, which finished 27th in the league in defence.

Eschmeyer (6-11, 250) returns to Dallas after spending his year with Golden State on the injured list during the 2003-04 season. In 153 career games, he has averaged 2.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 14 minutes per game.

Najera will join Golden after spending four seasons in Dallas. Though bothered by knee problems last season, the rugged 6-foot-8 fan favourite and Mexican native averaged 4.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 17.4 minutes in 208 career games.

Laettner averages 13.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 12 NBA seasons. He was also an All-Star in 1996-97.

Sekularac was a second round draft pick by Dallas in 2002. Though the 6-8 forward played on their summer league team that year, he chose to continue his basketball career in his native Yugoslavia.

Flores was drafted 55th overall by Houston this summer but was acquired by the Mavs for the rights to Vassilis Spanoulis later that day.

Flores played his final three collegiate seasons at Manhattan College after transferring from Rutgers, where the 6-foot-2 guard finished his career as the Jasper's all-time leading scorer. dpa prl pw

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The Bradenton Herald
August 24, 2004 Tuesday WST EDITION
HEADLINE: Four attorneys compete for judge's seat;
The candidates are vying for the position being vacated by Circuit Judge Harry Rapkin
BYLINE: NEVY KAMINSKI; Herald Staff Writer

Four area attorneys are vying for the judicial seat left vacant by Circuit Judge Harry Rapkin, who decided to leave the bench after surviving a storm of criticism for his handling of Joseph P. Smith's probation case.

Smith is the man charged in the kidnapping, rape and murder of Carlie Brucia. Weeks before she was found dead, Smith failed to pay court fees and Rapkin didn't put him behind bars. Some say Rapkin should have taken Smith off the streets, but Rapkin has maintained that he acted properly and followed the law.

Susan Chapman, Diana Moreland, Michael Mosca and Bill Salomone each say they're ready to jump into Rapkin's shoes.

While they are limited by judicial ethics rules as to what they can say about controversial issues like probation reform, the death penalty and pending high-profile cases, each voiced concerns about the challenges facing the judicial system.

Chapman, a former chief circuit public defender for the 6th Judicial Circuit of Missouri, says the recent passage of Article 5 which reformed the way local courts are funded is her greatest worry, because it endangers programs like Teen Court, Mental Health Court and Drug Court.

"It threatens a lot of the tools judges use to resolve disputes," Chapman said.

Chapman also worries about people going to court without the guidance of an attorney.

"Right now 75 percent of people in family law cases aren't represented by legal counsel," Chapman said. "That's a trend that's spreading to other areas of law, and that concerns me because people don't understand the law as well, judges can't represent the litigants and unrepresented litigants are at a severe disadvantage."

The circuit's booming and shifting population is another challenge the courts are being forced to face, according to Chapman, a native of Quincy, Ill.

"There's a coming challenge of how to serve the judicial needs of the people where they are," Chapman said. "For example, 10 years from now North Port will be as big as Sarasota, and in Manatee County you have Lakewood Ranch. You have to take the services to the people."

Moreland, who spent four years as an assistant public defender in the 12th Judicial Circuit, also says the effect of Article 5 is among her top concerns.

"I'm concerned about indigent services being underfunded," Moreland said.

Moreland says the court system also needs to become more efficient in the way judges' dockets are managed.

Mosca says pre-trial diversion programs like Teen Court, Drug Court and Mental Health Court are becoming increasingly important to getting people the help they need to stay out of legal trouble.

"A substantial percentage of people coming into criminal and juvenile court are people who are really there because of their status, primarily mental illness and drug addiction," Mosca said.

As the courts become more specialized, judges will also have to become experts in certain areas of the law, Mosca said. Currently judges in this circuit are rotated every two years among the different courts, including drug court and family, juvenile, criminal and civil court. Mosca says the circuit should re-evaluate this system.

"I think the 12th Circuit is going to have to deal with the desirability of having permanent, specialized courts," Mosca said.

A Queens, N.Y., native, Salomone has worked as a trial attorney in criminal and civil law. He also says he would make managing the circuit's overloaded dockets a priority.

According to Salomone, another issue facing the bench is judges acting as lawmakers.

"We have to leave policy to the legislature. We put the evidence to the existing law to follow the intent of the written law and not legislate from the bench," Salomone said.

But beyond the issues, what makes a good judge?

Salomone says the people need to elect a qualified judge, someone who is motivated to run by a desire to serve people and who understands that everyone has a right to be heard.

"I've worked long serving the people, making informed decisions based on sound legal reasoning." said Salomone, who has presided over cases dealing with issues like affordable housing for migrant workers, setting reasonable utility rates and land use. "It's a position of service, not power."

Moreland said, "The most important thing is that people get to know the actual character of the person. . . . We're all good lawyers, but I think I have a more well-rounded background than the others."

Moreland, a Canton, Ohio, native, says a solid legal background is important, but being a mother of two also has prepared her to be a good judge.

"To see the minefield they're going through every day, it's much more personal to see people in the court system going through the same thing," Moreland said.

Moreland said ideally she would like to spend time on the juvenile bench.

Mosca says the bench needs someone who can be an independent thinker.

"I've always maintained my personal independence," says Mosca, who focuses on catastrophic injury cases in his private practice.

He also has practiced family, criminal, First Amendment and entertainment law. Manatee County native and hit songwriter Dicky Betts is one of his best-known clients, Mosca said, and plans to do a fund-raising show for Mosca if he makes it past the Aug. 31 primary.

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DATE OF BIRTH:April 14, 1948
OCCUPATION: Attorney, arbitrator and special master
SIGNIFICANT HONORS:2002 Florida Award for Excellence in Conflict Resolution; 1983 Florida Engineering Society Award for Young Engineer of the Year; and Florida Engineering Society, Myakka Chapter Journalism Award in 1992.
SPOUSE: Mary Jo, married 26 years
NO. OF CHILDREN: Jennifer, 20, Julie, 18, and Joseph, 16 MARITAL STATUS:Married
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College; master's degree in civil engineering from University of California in Los Angeles, doctorate in civil engineering from Purdue University; and law degree from University of Florida.
NET WORTH: $183,462
HOME ADDRESS: 4537 Camino Real, Sarasota
CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS: P.O. Box 15, Sarasota, FL 34230
PHONE NUMBER: 951-6353
KEY ISSUE IN CAMPAIGN: Need for a qualified judge who respects the people's right to be heard.

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JASPER_in_the_NEWS: Cardillo (MC????), James J. named special projects manager for Barry Isett and Associates

LOCAL Players: August 23
Allentown Morning Call - Allentown,PA,USA
... He received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College and a master's degree in civil engineering from Cornell University.,0,714190.story?coll=all-businesslocal-hed

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James J. Cardillo

of Bethlehem was recently named special projects manager for Barry Isett and Associates. He was previously senior project manager for Schoor DePalma Inc., Philadelphia. He received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College and a master's degree in civil engineering from Cornell University.

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The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
August 22, 2004 Sunday
All Editions
BYLINE: PATRICK TUOHEY, North Jersey Media Group

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* Laura E. Boyle of Oakland has been inducted into the St. La Salle Honor Society at the college. A 2004 Indian Hills High School graduate, she was selected for the award as a high school senior for her academic achievements and potential. She was a member of the National Honor Society and was an Indian Hills representative to the New Jersey Institute of Technology's Women in Science and Technology Awards. She plans to major in adolescent education and mathematics and minor in Spanish.

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

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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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Subject: Re: Olympia a special venue at Athens Games - 19Aug2004
Author: You can call me Al
Newsgroup: soc.culture.ukrainian
Date: Aug 19, 2004
Excerpt: ... This is better than anything I could've dreamed of," said
Nelson, who used to chase that dream by training at Manhattan College. ...

"Stefan Lemieszewski" <> wrote in message

> The Journal News
> 19Aug2004
> Olympia a special venue at Athens Games
> By Ian O'Connor
> ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece ? They did not have judges in blazers and fedoras

> in
> 776 B.C., and they most certainly did not have machine-gun-wielding
> soldiers
> and porta-potties stationed on the high holy ground that Zeus cleared
> a
> single lightning bolt from a faraway Mount Olympus peak.

The last thing one needs is to get zapped by a lightning bolt while one is
in the porta-pottie. Always go for the porta-pottie with the lightning rod

It might be kinda fun to flip it over onto its side and roll it down the
mountain while Mir Topolski is inside though.

> But they did have winners and losers at Olympia back then, and a method
> measuring the nearly imperceptible difference between the two. So nothing
> essential changed over the 2,780 years that separated the first Olympic
> Games and the shot put competition that Adam Nelson lost yesterday on the
> same narrow, 200-meter dirt field where naked Greek men once covered
> themselves with olive oil and made sport of ripping out each other's
> intestines and throats. It was a game of centimeters, then and now, and
> Nelson figured a half-centimeter cost him a chance to feel that surge of
> athletic immortality he felt when he walked past the Temple of Zeus and
> through the vast sanctuary of stone and marble columns and monuments that
> led him to the gateway of the Ancient Stadium, under the one remaining
> arch
> that greeted Leonidas the runner and Milo the wrestler.
> "This facility is absolutely world class," Nelson said. "It has been for
> 3,500 years, so why would it change now?"
> No, that half-centimeter foot fault on Nelson's sixth and final attempt
> win the gold couldn't alter his belief that he'd just been part of the
> Summer Games' most remarkable event, its gift to gods who'd been kept
> waiting for far too long.
> "It's really a special venue," Nelson said. "I feel very honored and
> privileged to compete in it."
> In this idyllic hamlet 210 miles removed from Athens, Nelson had taken
> lead by heaving his 16-pound ball 69 feet, 5 1/4 inches on his first
> medal-round go, and fouled out on his next five with a series of flubs
> flops. Having lost to Yuriy Bilonog of Ukraine, Nelson raged against the
> red-flagging judge, Dimitrios Karafles, who told the American, in effect,

> to
> go back to the videotape.
> The films never lie. "You must be blind not to see," Karafles claimed.
> "I apologized for second-guessing him," Nelson said.
> The silver medalist and his wife, Laci, would sob together as they
> embraced
> on the fringe of a golden opportunity gone by, but Nelson made a quick
> recovery, no doubt inspired by the knowledge that he'd just competed in a
> once-in-a-millennium event.
> Nelson was the perfect gladiator for the show. As a star football player
> at
> Dartmouth, he'd dress up as a Viking and traumatize pencil-neck freshmen.

> As
> a performer on a site that hosted pagan festivals celebrating life's
> extremes, Nelson's warm-up act ? clapping his hands until the fans joined
> along, then ripping off his shirt and flinging it to the ground as he
> stomped toward the ring ? was the ideal routine; he was basking in his
> Herculean strength, the way throwback warriors loved to do.
> But even as a blazing sun scorched the surrounding olive groves and
> hillside
> pines, this was a competition to be savored by all. It went unstained by
> corporate boxes and sponsor signage; the only swoosh-related presence
> in the form of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.
> Some 15,000 fans sat on the grass slopes surrounding the dirt pit, just
> like
> they did 28 centuries back. Only this time there were no fire-eaters and
> prostitutes, no accompanying den of inequity as described in Tony
> Perrottet's book, "The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient
> Games."
> "The Woodstock of antiquity," Perrottet had called it.
> Oxen were sacrificed at Zeus' altar back then. Men were the only Greek
> citizens deemed worthy of gracing the stadium dirt.
> "I just heard that women who were caught in here were thrown off a
> said 11th-place finisher Cleopatra Borel of Trinidad and Tobago.
> Legend said headfirst, in fact. Virgins were encouraged to attend;
> brought their daughters in the hope of arranging a marriage with a
> sporting
> champ. But a married woman who appeared in the stadium might end up
> the Greg Louganis plunge.
> This time around, women of all shapes and sizes were welcome to compete,
> watch and dress up in white B.C. gowns and hand out olive wreaths to the
> finalists. "It was surreal," Borel said. So surreal that a 41-year-old
> race
> engine builder from Chicago, Ted Karkazis, walked about in a Roman toga
> and
> wondered why nobody else was doing the same.
> In the 2004 Games, oxen would not be sacrificed at Zeus' altar, lifetime
> supplies of olive oil would not be awarded to the winners, and charges of
> cheating would not involve magic potions spiced up by lizard's flesh. But
> the cicadas would still make their loud, shrill noises in this theater in
> the pines, and the temples would remain adjacent to the stadium, in
> various
> states of disrepair. Earthquakes, floods and man-made battles left the
> monuments to Zeus and Hera battered and bruised, yet my undetected walk
> through the off-limits sanctuary yesterday offered evidence of a living
> mystical force.
> To pass the 2,800-year-old Temple of the Hera, legendary home of the disk

> of
> the Sacred Truce, was to feel the spiritual connection yesterday's
> Olympians
> said they felt as they marched toward their defining athletic moment.
> "This is better than anything I could've dreamed of," said Nelson, who
> used
> to chase that dream by training at Manhattan College.
> The fans booed him before his last attempt, if only because Nelson had
> revved them up on his four previous throws before letting them down hard.
> (Actually, they weren't booing. They were only shouting, ''Zeuuuus.'').
> John
> Godina, Nelson's teammate and a two-time medalist, had it far worse. He
> failed to make the final-eight cut ? "I should've won it; I screwed up,"
> he
> said ? and was later seen sitting among the ruins and fighting back the
> tears.
> The gods can be most cruel. In 393 A.D., they stood by idly as the Roman
> emperor Theodosius did away with the Olympic Games because he decreed it
> one
> big pagan bash. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, a French nobleman, restored
> Games in 1896, and today his heart rests at Olympia ? inside a vase
> within a 16-foot-high white marble monument.
> Too bad he wasn't around for this. The founding father of the modern
> would've gotten a kick out of yesterday's shot put, even if the local
> archaeologists initially wanted no part of disturbing the sacred field.
> "It's brilliant," Australian Justin Anlezark said of the stadium. "But
> they
> should have given us rocks to throw."
> Even without the rocks, this was the best event of the Summer Games. No
> competitors were flogged, no married women were sent diving off a cliff,
> and
> no naked men appeared in a coat of olive oil.
> The ballyard held up just fine. Let's do it again in another thousand
> years
> or two.
> ==




MC_in_the_NEWS: Former Manhattan College assistant Nicole Fox was named pitching coach

FSU builds relationship with community
Fayetteville Online - Fayetteville NC,USA
... Former Manhattan College assistant Nicole Fox was named pitching coach for the Campbell softball team, coach Drew Peterson announced last week.

Published on: 2004-08-20
FSU builds relationship with community
By Khary K. McGhee Staff writer

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Former Manhattan College assistant Nicole Fox was named pitching coach for the Campbell softball team, coach Drew Peterson announced last week.

"We are very excited to add Nicole to our staff," Peterson said. "Being from Southern California, I believe she will help our recruiting from that region with her strong ties and will also be able to relate to and mentor our student-athletes who come to Campbell from great distances."

Fox, a native of Temecula, Calif., spent one season at Manhattan serving primarily as pitching coach.







MC_in_the_NEWS: Manhattan College women's volleyball team is picked to finish third

PFEIFER earns conference honor at Manhattan
Dispatch Tribune Newspapers - Kansas City, Kansas,USA
While the Manhattan College women's volleyball team is picked to finish third in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, the Jaspers do sport the best player ...
Aug 18, 2004, 10:56
By Kevin Goodwin

While the Manhattan College women's volleyball team is picked to finish third in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, the Jaspers do sport the best player in the conference.

Maggie Pfeifer, a 6-0 junior middle blocker from Liberty, has been picked as the MAAC Preseason Player of the Year. Pfeifer starred at St. Pius X as a four-year starter in basketball and volleyball and was only the eighth Missouri volleyball history to have over 1,000 kills in her high school career.

Pfeifer has continued to excel for the Jaspers. As a freshman, Pfeifer ranked first in the MAAC in hitting percentage (.352) and was second on the team in blocks (99). She was named MAAC Rookie of the Week twice and had a career-high 14 kills against Pennsylvania. Last season, Pfeifer was second on Manhattan's team with 393 kills and first in hitting percentage at .372. She finished third in total blocks with 84.

The Jaspers, 21-14, advanced to the NCAA Division I Tournament for the second straight season, falling to Pepperdine in three straight games.

Pfeifer, a business major, holds a 3.50 grade point average and was named to the 2003 New York Lottery Volleyball All-Academic Team.



Riverdale, NY (August 25, 2004)- Former Jasper Luis Flores, who graduated in May as the men's basketball programs all-time leading scorer, was traded for the second time in his young NBA career yesterday, moving from the Dallas Mavericks to the Golden State Warriors as part of an eight-player sign-and-trade deal that sent Erick Dampier to Dallas.


Sources: Dampier to Dallas?
Sources told ESPN The ...
Tuesday, August 24, 2004 news services

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks got a big man, completing an eight-player sign-and-trade deal Tuesday that will bring Erick Dampier from the Golden State Warriors.

In the deal, Dampier will receive a seven-year, $73 million contract, ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher has learned.

Dallas sends Christian Laettner, Eduardo Najera, two future first-round draft picks and the draft rights to guards Luis Flores and Mladen Sekularac to the Warriors for Dampier, Dan Dickau, Evan Eschmeyer and the draft rights to Steve Logan.

The 6-foot-11 Dampier averaged career highs of 12.3 points and 12 rebounds in 74 games last season for the Warriors. He was fourth in the NBA in rebounding, and one of just nine players to average more than 10 points and 10 rebounds a game.

Dampier opted out of his contract with the Warriors in late June and became a free agent after seven seasons with Golden State.

Donnie Nelson, the Mavericks president of basketball operations, was in Greece for the Olympics and not immediately available for comment.

A call to Dampier's cell phone was not immediately returned Tuesday evening.

While Dampier gives the Mavericks a much-needed big man for coach Don Nelson, Golden State achieved some objectives as well with the trade.

"We acquired quality players who can help our team now and several prospects that bode well for our future," said Chris Mullin, the Warriors' new executive vice president of basketball operations.

Najera averaged 4.9 points and 3.9 rebounds a game in his four seasons with the Mavericks, shooting 51 percent from the field. He was limited by knee problems last season.

Laettner, a 12-year veteran, spent the last three seasons in Washington before being traded back to Dallas on draft night. He has averaged 13.3 points and 6.9 rebounds over 819 career games with Minnesota, Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas and Washington.

Flores was the 55th overall pick by Houston in the June draft, but acquired by Dallas. Sekularac, who has played professionally in Europe since 1996, was the 55th overall pick by Dallas in the 2002 draft.

Dickau was traded from Portland to Golden State last month, and Eschmeyer missed all of last season due to multiple knee operations after going from Dallas to the Warriors in another multiplayer trade last summer. Logan was a second-round pick by the Warriors two years ago.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.







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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 24, 2004)-The women's soccer team opens up their season this Friday, August 27 at North Rockland High School in North Rockland, NY at 4pm against Binghamton University. Come support the Lady J's in their quest for a succesful season.






From: John Uhran [1957]
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 1:19 AM
Subject: email

John: I am class of 1957.


John J. Uhran, Jr.
Associate Dean/Professor
University of Notre Dame




From: Ed Eaton [1994]
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 11:52 AM
To: ManhattanCollegeAlumni Moderator
Subject: Re: File - Welcome

Thanks!!!  However, the yahoo group tells me my membership is awaiting approval by the group owner.

Thanks for setting this up!!!

Ed Eaton
Senior Education Specialist
IBM Global Services Learning

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” - Alan Kay

[JR: We aims to please. ]






From: Tom Ryan [1973]
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 2:48 PM
Subject: JottingsLink


I was previously registered under <privacy invoked> .  We changed our internet carrier and my new address is <privacy invoked> .  Please make the change.  I should have sent this months ago - I miss the political banter and the challenge to the status quo.

Tom Ryan
BS '73   




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


Jaspers found web-wise


JASPER_WEBSITE: Pieragostini, Anthony J. (MC1970) 

Anthony J. Pieragostini Esq. 
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Sole Practitioner
Criminal Law
Estate Planning
Real Estate Law
Family & Matrimonial
Bar Admissions:
New York, 1975
Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York, 1974 J.D.
Manhattan College, Bronx, New York, 1971
M.E., Master of Environmental Engineering
Manhattan College, Bronx, New York, 1970
B.C.E., Bachelor of Civil Engineering
 Honors and Awards:
Town Judge, Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, New York, 1984-1989
Rotary, 1983 - Present Member
Mt. Kisco Junior Football League, Incorporated, 1980 - Present
Italian American Club Past President
Languages: Italian French Language
Birth Information: April 19, 1948, Mount Kisco, New York, United States of America





ZJASPERFOUND: MAHER, FRANK J. (MC1936 ) papers are "collected"

MAHER, FRANK J. (1915- ). PAPERS, 1948-83. 5.0 cu. ft. Engineer specializing in aerodynamic research. Received B.S. degree from Manhattan College (1936) and M.S. in Civil Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1937). Taught Applied Mechanics, Engineering Science and Mechanics at VPI from 1937 to 1978. Papers include consulting files for wind tunnel research on a number of projects, including the North Carolina National Bank (Charlotte), William Preston Lane Memorial Bridge (Maryland), and Hollins College Chapel. Also included is an extensive correspondence with David B. Steinman, engineer and bridge designer, dealing with consulting work Maher undertook for Steinman's projects, including the Macinac Straits Bridge and the Jefferson Memorial Arch. Other papers include publications, reports, photographs, and blueprints. Ms86-004.





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A graduate of Manhattan College, Mark Pfaff joined New York Life in 1985, following a career in teaching and coaching on the high school level for five years. After three years in sales, Mark joined the management ranks in 1988. He served as Managing Partner in both the Vermont and Park Avenue offices as well as two years as Zone Vice President of the Northeastern Agencies. Mark was assigned as Managing Partner of the Manhattan General Office in 1999.

Mark is married and he and his wife, Claudia, have three children.








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Curmudgeon's Final Words This Week


Food Safety

As with other so-called federal government operations that were started to protect the public from risks, it is time to privatize those operations. The current budget for the Food Safety and Inspection Service is $0.837 billion. Contrary to the alarms and panic that would be spread by those opposed to eliminating this program, the private sector would take up the burden. After all, a firm can be bankrupted by subsequent lawsuits if it is negligent in the food it sells so it is in the interest of all firms in the food business to assure safety in the food supply. Despite nearly a $1 billion per year being spent on government-paid food inspectors, Americans still experience a large number of problems with bad food. Private food concerns could hire independent testers and inspectors to assure that tainted or poisoned food did not reach consumers.

Regarding the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (known as APHIS), this organization is designed to prevent disease from threatening livestock and crops. The budget for APHIS is about $1 billion per year. Like food safety, food producers could purchase similar animal and plant inspection services from reputable private organizations. The recent outbreak of mad cow disease – which came from imported dairy cattle – serves as an example of the moral hazard when the government gets involved in what is essentially an insurance operation. Instead, if the risks were properly assigned to private producers, they would have every incentive to take precautions to prevent such problems.

Abolishing the Agriculture Department can save taxpayers a fortune cutting the budget by almost $78 billion from the current year. And because of the sale of public forests and grasslands, another $100–200 billion could probably be earned to pay down the public debt.


What can I say. AgDept makes for higher prices. Subsidizes the "politically correct" farmers. And, is an expensive boondoggle to boot. And, we "sheeple" just Bagh, bah, all the way to the shearing! Dehipocracy – two wolves and a lamb deciding what's for lunch!

And that’s the last word.