Sunday 17 October 2004

Dear Jaspers,

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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.

Why Do We Suffer?
John LeBoutillier
Monday, Oct. 11, 2004

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The sad, sad death of Christopher Reeve - the “Superman” actor who became a quadriplegic 9 years ago - again makes us wonder, “Why does God allow such suffering? Is there a higher purpose to it? What is the lesson to be learned?”

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In Christopher Reeve’s case, he is a true American hero because he used his immense suffering combined with his celebrity status to lead the charge for more medical research for spinal cord injuries.

Up until about 15 years ago, this was a dead-end medical field. Bright, young, up-and-coming scientists were choosing other fields of medical science to explore and thus not much progress had been made.

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I agreed with this assessment. The TV uses the word "tragic". I think that demeans the value of the world. The death of a child is "tragic". Abortion is an ongoing "tragedy". 9/11 was a huge tragedy and the death of American's illusion of invulnerability. So too the death of "Superman" is a wake up call that we can not keep squandering our resources, when there are real challenges to be overcome. Imagine if Government spending was 10% less and we the people had that 10% in our pocket to spend. Unlike some, I think that people would be moved to charity. Effective charity. Not like this United Way barbara striesand that funds big salaries and big opulent organizations. But Salvation Army like charity. Delivering value. That's what I take from Superman. Trust the people, The Lord Acton site had it right. Government and Big Charity crowds out effective compassion by real people.

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

"Collector-in-chief" John










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Jaspers found web-wise









Burns, Robert F.



Drechsel, Cheryl G.



Fitz-Gibbon, Jose A.



Orlandi, David L.



Robilotta, Daniel F.



Berishaj, Tom



Ferguson, Edward J.



Power, Pierce J.

Obit2  reporter


Stebbins, Donald M.



Rush, Raymond



McDermott, Peter

Obit2 reporter


Reinke, Ferdinand



Sheridan, John



McFadden, Michael J.



Seibold, Joseph



Meltzer, Melissa A.









Berishaj, Tom



Burns, Robert F.



Drechsel, Cheryl G.



Ferguson, Edward J.



Fitz-Gibbon, Jose A.



McDermott, Peter

Obit2 reporter


McFadden, Michael J.



Meltzer, Melissa A.



Orlandi, David L.



Power, Pierce J.

Obit2  reporter


Reinke, Ferdinand



Robilotta, Daniel F.



Rush, Raymond



Seibold, Joseph



Sheridan, John



Stebbins, Donald M.




[Messages from Headquarters

(Manhattan College Press Releases & Stuff)]




RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan College will host a violence prevention seminar in conjunction with The Guardian Angels, to be led by founder and president Curtis S. Sliwa, on October 19, 2004 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The workshop, sponsored by the College’s school of education, will be held on campus in Smith Auditorium. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m.

Sliwa, who forged his grassroots activism into a global vocation, is a pioneer in creating crime-free communities. He founded The Guardian Angels in 1979 in an effort to keep the streets of New York safe and the neighborhoods clean. His once-small group of thirteen volunteers soon grew to a more organized structure that now has 25 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Brazil and Japan. The Guardian Angels rode the subway between the toughest stops and used the legal concept of citizen’s arrest to detain gang members and criminals for police. Volunteers, who were mostly inner-city youth – some connected to neighborhood gangs – initially received a lukewarm reception by police and officials. However, they soon gained trust and respect after proving their efforts were successful in keeping peace on the streets.

Sliwa, who is also host of the “Curtis and Kuby” morning show on WABC radio, has been conducting the seminar on violence prevention for educators for the past two years, primarily at St. John’s University where he was recently named an adjunct professor. Sliwa incorporates his Guardian Angels experience into this seminar to emphasize the importance of safety in schools. The New York State Education Department approved this state-mandated program on violence prevention for educators seeking certification as part of the State’s “Safe Schools Against Violence in Education” Act (Project SAVE). The program includes tried and proven skills to keep a classroom orderly and a school focused on its core mission – education.

This workshop is open to current Manhattan College students at no charge with a valid student ID. Manhattan alumni with proper identification may attend for a fee of $40, and non-Manhattan College attendees are required to pay an admission fee of $50. For more information about this program and questions about registration, please contact the school of education at (718) 862-7373. If you are a member of the press and wish to cover this event, please contact Melanie A. Farmer at (718) 862-7232.






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Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
October 11, 2004 Monday
HEADLINE: Robilotta/Baumann

The marriage of Miss Virginia Ann Baumann of Metairie and Mr. Daniel Robilotta of Phoenixville, Pa., was solemnized Sept. 18 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Metairie, with the Rev. Andrew Taormina officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Donald W. Baumann of Naples, Fla., and the late Mrs. Jean Mumsy Seifert Baumann of Metairie. The bridegroom is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Robilotta of Hollywood, Fla. A reception followed at the Wyndham Canal Place.

The bride, whose mother was formerly of Fairview, N.J., was graduated from Ursuline Academy and Loyola University, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in French. She is a member of the Tour Guide Association and is employed as a French tour guide in New Orleans.

She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John P. Seifert of North Bergen, N.J., and the late Mr. Martin Baumann and the late Mrs. Viola Baumann of New Jersey.

Mr. Robilotta, whose mother was the former Miss Eileen Harper of New York, N.Y., was graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School and Manhattan College, where he received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He is employed by Dan Rivers in New Orleans as the singer-songwriter.

Following a cruise to Hawaii, the couple will reside in Metairie.

GRAPHIC: Mrs. and Mr. Daniel Robilotta

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Newsday (New York)
October 10, 2004 Sunday

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Cheryl Gail Drechsel and David Louis Orlandi were married July 10 at St. Hyacinth Church in Glen Head. She is a physical education teacher at Scarsdale Middle School and is the daughter of Bonnie and Fred Drechsel of Port Jefferson Station. The bridegroom is an accountant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Stamford Conn., and is the son of James and Nancy Orlandi of Woodside. The bride received a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College and a master's degree from Lehman College. The groom received a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College. The reception was held at the Swan Club in Roslyn Harbor. They live in Stamford

GRAPHIC: 3) Cheryla Gail Drechsel and David Louis Orlandi

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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.


Sebastian Sun (Sebastian, FL)
HEADLINE: Obituaries

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Robert F. Burns,


Robert F. Burns, 80, died Sept. 29, 2004, at Ocala Regional Medical Center in Ocala.

He was born in Elmira, N.Y., and moved to Sebastian four years ago from Riverside, Conn.

Before retirement, he was an engineer.

He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in electronics engineering.

He was a member of the Lions Club.

Survivors include a son, Robert D. Burns of Sebastian; daughter, Elizabeth Burns-Klingele of Danbury, Conn.; and three grandchildren.

SERVICES: Services will be conducted in Connecticut.

Arrangements are by Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Sebastian.

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From: Peter McDermott [1967]
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 11:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] This issue is at: jasperjottings20041010.htm

This obit is from the 10/7/04 Suffolk Times


Pete McDermott '67


Edward J. Ferguson

Southold resident Edward J. Ferguson died at home on Sept. 25, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 85 years old.

Mr. Ferguson was born in the Bronx on Sept. 14, 1919. He earned a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in 1941, and served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

He worked as a marketing executive in the new products division for Pillsbury in Minneapolis, Minn. He lived in Minnesota for 17 years. While working at Pillsbury, he attended the University of Minnesota and earned a master's degree in marketing there.

Mr. Ferguson married Virginia Gearhart in 1955. They had made their home in Southold since 1978.

"Friends always said my father was the nicest father they ever met. All people felt special and appreciated in his presence. And as his daughter, I don't believe any child felt more loved by a parent than I did by this wonderful man," said his daughter, Barbara Kennedy. "He was indeed, as Tom Brokaw says: One of the last of the 'Greatest Generation.' "

Predeceased by his wife on March 6, 1997, Mr. Ferguson is survived by Ms. Kennedy, of Arlington, Va.

A memorial service for Mr. Ferguson will be held on Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport, Msgr. John Sullivan officiating. Funeral arrangements were made by William F. Coster Funeral Home in Cutchogue; interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, N.Y. 11978 or to S.A.V.E.S Inc., P.O. Box 453, Greenport, N.Y. 11944.

[JR: Pierce J. (1950) Power also sent me the obit via USMAIL. Thanks to both of our intrepid reporters.   ] 





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Promoted to Assistant Vice President from Associate
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Sourcing Manager
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The New York Times
October 10, 2004 Sunday
Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section 8; Column 4; Sports Desk; SPORTS BRIEFING: CROSS-COUNTRY; Pg. 10
HEADLINE: Records Fall in the Bronx
BYLINE: By Marc Bloom

The Fayetteville-Manlius boys and the Saratoga Springs girls set records yesterday in the Manhattan College high school invitation meet at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

On the two-and-a-half-mile course, Fayetteville-Manlius runners took the first five places to score a perfect 15 points in the boys' varsity season Charley race.

They ran an average time of 12 minutes 48.82 seconds, breaking the record of 12:53.56 set in 1971 by St. Joseph's of Buffalo.

In the Girls' Eastern States Championship race, Saratoga Springs won its fifth straight title. Its top runner, the junior Nicole Blood, collected her third straight championship in 13:57, which beat the previous course record of 14:01.9, set in 1986 by Erin Keogh of Langley, Va. Marc Bloom

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Chicago Tribune
October 8, 2004 Friday
Chicago Final Edition
HEADLINE: Old record romps bear a retelling
BYLINE: Don Pierson.

The New England Patriots have tied the Bears' record of 18 wins in a row, but no team will ever match the Bears' stories.

George Halas, Red Grange, Bronko Nagurski and Sid Luckman left indelible marks. Were the Bears' 18-game winning streaks in 1933-34 and 1941-42 easier than the Patriots' current accomplishment? By margin of victory, they were. The Patriots have beaten teams by 8.9 points. The 1941-42 Bears won by 24.1 points, the 1933-34 teams by 12.9.

Winning 18 football games in a row is difficult in any era. Only the Bears, the 1947-48 Cleveland Browns, the 1972-73 Miami Dolphins, the 1989-90 San Francisco 49ers and the 1997-98 Denver Broncos have done it.

The Bears' tales are worth retelling.

The 1933 season marked the return of Halas as coach after he had turned his team over to Ralph Jones for three years. Jones was the father of the modern T-formation with a man in motion.

For the 1933 season, hash marks opened up the field, and the ball was slimmed down for easier passing. The Bears won their first six games and, after a midseason lull, won their last four to put them into the first official NFL championship game. The league had been divided into two divisions in 1933.

The Bears beat the New York Giants 23-21 at Wrigley Field in a game in which the lead changed hands seven times. The winning touchdown was a pass from Nagurski to Bill Hewitt, who lateraled to Bill Karr. The winning play was a game-saving tackle by Grange.

The 1933 season also was the last time any African-Americans played in the NFL until 1946. There were several blacks in the early years but only two in 1933 before league owners imposed an unwritten ban that remains a blot on the league's history.

The Bears' streak reached 18 when the 1934 team went 13-0 in the regular season. Rookie Beattie Feathers became the league's first 1,000-yard rusher, averaging an astonishing 8.4 yards a carry. Nagurski also was going strong as a runner and Feathers' lead blocker.

During this streak Nagurski smashed into a Wrigley Field dugout, outfield wall or goalpost while carrying the ball and was knocked out. When he came to, he supposedly said, "That last guy really hit me."

Halas wrote: "Some people will today show you a crack in the south wall at Wrigley Field they say was made by his helmeted head."

The 1934 championship game would have been their 19th straight victory, but the Bears lost 30-13 to the Giants at the frozen Polo Grounds in a legendary game. With the Bears leading 10-3 at halftime and players starting to slip, the Giants came out for the second half with many players wearing tennis shoes they had procured from Manhattan College lockers during the first half.

With Halas desperately advising his players to "step on their feet," the Bears watched the Giants score 27 points in the fourth quarter. The Bears tried to let Grange score in his final game, but he was caught from behind.

"I swore that no Bear ever would go to another game without two pairs of tennis shoes in his equipment bag," Halas said.

The 1941 season followed the euphoria of the Bears' 73-0 championship win over Washington in 1940 that gave rise to the "Monsters of the Midway." The T-formation was now perfected. With the passing of Luckman to Ken Kavanaugh and Dick Plasman and the running of George McAfee, Norm Standlee and Hugh Gallarneau, the 1941 team went 10-1.

Its only loss was to Green Bay, but the most memorable game was Dec. 7 at Comiskey Park against the cross-town rival Cardinals when the announcement of Pearl Harbor was made. Two weeks later, only 13,341 showed up for the championship game against the Giants at Wrigley, which the Bears won easily 37-9.

Before the 1942 season, 112 of the league's 346 players had been drafted into the armed forces. The Bears turned to fourth-stringer Gary Famiglietti, who led the team in rushing during an 11-0 regular season in which the Bears outscored opponents 376-84.

Luckman was still playing, as were George Musso, Bulldog Turner and Danny Fortmann among the 10 Hall of Fame Bears who were part of the streaks. Guard-tackle Musso was the only player around for both. In Musso's 12 seasons between 1933 and 1944, the Bears were 108-28-6.

Midway through the 1942 season, Halas left to rejoin the Navy and turned the team over to co-coaches Luke Johnsos and Hunk Anderson. Undefeated entering the championship game in Washington and again winners of 18 in a row, the Bears lost 14-6 to a Redskins team vowing revenge for the 73-0 game.

"We were beginning to think of ourselves as unbeatable," Luckman said. Of course, he added, "Coach Halas would never have allowed that."

The Bears were two championship-game losses away from two perfect seasons in 1934 and 1942. Had it not been for the 16-14 loss to Green Bay in mid-1941, the Bears would have won 27 straight between 1940 and '42.

GRAPHIC: PHOTO: Quarterback Sid Luckman was at the helm of the 1941-42 Bears, who won 18 in a row. Tribune file photo.

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Ocean County Observer
October 6, 2004 Wednesday
HEADLINE: Local Notes College coaches at the Ritacco Center
BYLINE: Staff report

The Ritacco Center Basketball Clinic, a coaches clinic consisting of men's and women's collegiate figures, will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Toms River High School North.

The clinic will consist of former Toms River High School East standout Joe Scott, now in his first year as the Princeton University men's coach; St. Joseph's University men's coach Phil Martelli, Rutgers University men's coach Gary Waters, Villanova University men's coach Jay Wright, Manhattan College men's coach Bobby Gonzalez and Monmouth University women's coach Jackie DeVane.

Scott, a former Princeton star guard and ex-head coach at the United States Air Force Academy, will speak from 4:30-6 p.m. about the Princeton Offense.

Martelli will talk about Practice Drills from 9-10:15 a.m. DeVane will lecture about Transition Defense from 10:20-11:35 a.m. Waters will discuss Pressure Defense from 11:40 a.m.-12:55 p.m. The lunch break will take place from 1-2 p.m.

Gonzalez will teach Individual Offensive Improvement from 2:10-3:25 p.m. Wright will discuss Plays for Your Players from 3:30-4:45 p.m.

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MARIO Savio's FBI Odyssey How the man who challenged 'the machine' ...

San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco,CA,USA

... Honorable Mention, Westinghouse Science contest. Manhattan College, full scholarship, Queens College, 1960-1963. Enrolled UC-Berkeley, fall 1963. ...

    Mario Savio's FBI Odyssey

    How the man who challenged 'the machine' got caught in the gears and wheels of J. Edgar Hoover's bureau

    - Seth Rosenfeld

    Sunday, October 10, 2004

    J. Edgar Hoover strode into a closed congressional chamber and delivered a blunt warning to the House Appropriations subcommittee about a threat to national security in the Bay Area.

    The 1964 Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley, which staged the nation's first major campus sit-ins of the '60s, was being used in a Soviet plot against America. Hoover implied that the Communist Party USA was manipulating Mario Savio, the Berkeley student who'd become famous for leading the FSM. "Communist Party leaders feel that based on what happened on the campus at the University of California at Berkeley, they can exploit similar student demonstrations to their own benefit in the future," Hoover testified on March 4, 1965.

    But FBI files show Hoover knew there was no evidence Savio or the Free Speech Movement were under the influence of any group plotting to overthrow the U.S. government. He knew the FSM was a nonviolent protest against a university rule barring students from engaging in political activity on campus. He knew Savio broke no federal law. He knew because his agents had told him.

    Hoover's FBI spied on Savio for years because he had emerged as the nation's most prominent student leader, a symbol of revolt against the establishment. Savio gave the speech that sparked the massive sit-in at Sproul Hall that fall, his words striking at not only the impersonal nature of the modern university but at all of bureaucratic society: "There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part, you can't even tacitly take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop," the 21-year-old said. "And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all."

    Savio spoke and hundreds of people occupied the administration building overnight, leading police to make the largest mass arrest in of students in U. S. history and shocking a public accustomed to campus conformity.

    A few days later at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., Hoover told his aides he feared Savio and his fellow protesters would inspire student rebellion "at other colleges across the land. We need to and will give continuous attention to this matter."

    Hoover turned his surveillance machine on Savio: the indexes, dossiers, watch lists and informers; the liaisons with local police and the CIA; the discreet contacts with neighbors, school officials and employers; and, finally, covert action to "disrupt" and "neutralize" him. In 1976, a U.S. Senate subcommittee exposed these kinds of unconstitutional activities on a huge scale and forced the FBI to adopt strict investigative guidelines.

    Cartha "Deke" DeLoach, the third highest FBI official under Hoover, denied the FBI abused its power in Savio's case. "We looked at him more or less as fomenting various activities which could promote anarchy," he said in an interview.

    LaRae Quy, an FBI spokeswoman in San Francisco, declined to comment on the Savio case. "It's not today's FBI," she said. The FBI now has more oversight -- from Congress and others -- and "the highest standards of integrity."

    As the Free Speech Movement hits its 40th anniversary this month, some say the FBI's treatment of Savio illustrates the potential for abuse in the bureau's greatly expanded surveillance apparatus since Sept. 11, 2001. Attorney General John Ashcroft has loosened bureau guidelines, and the Patriot Act has given federal agents more power to pry. "You have a very wide-open playing field," said Jim Dempsey, executive director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, in Washington, D.C.

    When I first met Savio in 1982, he told me he suspected FBI agents had monitored campus rallies but did not think they had targeted him. Before he died in 1996, he gave me permission to request his FBI files, which were released only after I sued under the Freedom of Information Act.

    Those previously secret files show the FBI caught Savio in the gears and wheels and levers of its intelligence machinery, even as the reluctant radical leader was mysteriously withdrawing from politics and struggling with his own inner conflicts.

    An Altar Boy

    Savio came to Berkeley from New York City in fall 1963 to study philosophy. He brought an overriding sense of morality and troubling questions about authority. He was born Dec. 8, 1942, to a steelworker father from Sicily who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. His mother was a housewife. He had one older brother. The family was devoutly Catholic. Two aunts were nuns, and he was an altar boy who planned to be a priest. From the beginning, he said later, his mission in life was not to get rich or have a career, but to fight evil and do good.

    Growing up in the '50s, Savio was part of the first generation raised under the threat of nuclear war. He participated in air-raid drills at school and believed J. Edgar Hoover when he said communists wanted to overthrow America. But as a teen, Savio began asking questions. He doubted whether diving under his desk would save him from an atomic blast. He came to reject the Bible stories he'd been taught as fact. "Not that things couldn't have happened that way," he said, "but there seemed to be lots of reasons to think maybe they hadn't."

    Holocaust photographs hit him hardest. "Heaps of bodies. Mounds of bodies. Nothing affected my consciousness more than those pictures," he said. "They meant to me that everything needed to be questioned. Reality itself." Savio was stunned by his realization that many Germans, and many others, had accepted mass murder. "I mean, how could it possibly [be]? I started to get the idea that people weren't really coming clean about things ... that there was almost a conspiracy not to tell the truth to oneself, even on a mass scale. "

    After graduating from high school, Savio worked with a church group building sanitary facilities in the slums of Taxco, Mexico. When he arrived at Berkeley he found student life dominated by sororities and fraternities. The dry logic of analytic philosophy ruled the lecture halls, but existentialism held court in the coffeehouses. Savio and other students were following the civil rights movement in the South. In August 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 250,000 people in a march on Washington and declared, "I Have a Dream." In September, Ku Klux Klan members bombed a Birmingham church, killing four girls.

    Some students joined pickets of Bay Area businesses that refused to hire blacks, including Mel's Drive-Ins, car dealers along Van Ness Avenue's "Auto Row" and San Francisco hotels. "The spirit of 'do good' and 'resist evil' was an important part of my religious upbringing," said Savio. "I saw [that] present in the civil rights movement, and I wanted to ally myself with that." Besides, he recalled, the civil rights protests were starting to become hip and "there was this girl I wanted to impress ..."

    One day in March 1964, Savio was at the entrance to campus at Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue when someone handed him a leaflet advertising a sit- in at San Francisco's Sheraton-Palace Hotel. He was soon among nearly 1,000 people in its grand lobby, chanting "We Shall Overcome." The protest stretched from March 6 to March 7, ending only after Mayor John Shelley negotiated a minority-hiring agreement. Savio was one of 167 charged with trespassing.

    Soon after, an FBI agent discreetly visited the San Francisco Police Department's intelligence unit and picked up a list of the arrestees and their photographs for bureau dossiers. It was part of secret FBI investigations that were supposed to ferret out alleged Communist infiltration of the civil rights movement and other advocacy groups. "In practice the target often became the domestic groups themselves," said the 1976 report of the U.S. Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities (known as the Church Committee for its chairman, Sen. Frank Church).

    By 1963, the FBI had opened more than 441,000 "subversion" files on individuals and organizations, the report said, and "the investigation of the civil rights movement ... added massive reports ... on lawful political activity and law-abiding Americans."

    Savio plunged into civil rights work -- and soon encountered both the Ku Klux Klan and the FBI.

    Going South

    Savio was in a San Francisco jail after his arrest at the Sheraton-Palace when a cell mate asked "are you going to Mississippi" -- meaning Mississippi Freedom Summer. The project aimed to bring hundreds of white Northern students South to register black voters and raise the civil rights movement's profile nationally.

    For Savio, it was a way to do good -- and a reality check. "I was really on a 'doubt all things' trip in part fed by analytic philosophy," Savio said. "I wanted to come into contact with some reality. I had to go to Mississippi."

    It was dangerous. On June 21, 1964, civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney were arrested, released, then murdered by Klansmen.

    At about 4 p.m. July 22, Savio was walking down the street in Jackson, Miss., with another white civil rights worker and a black acquaintance. Savio wore a "One Man/One Vote" button. Suddenly, a gray 1950s Chevrolet sedan pulled up and two men with clubs got out and attacked them.

    Savio and his fellow volunteer filed charges with the local police; the investigation went nowhere. But earlier that month, President Lyndon Johnson had signed the Civil Rights Act, and he pressed a reluctant Hoover to probe civil rights violations.

    Two FBI agents tracked the car's license plate, identified an attacker and turned over evidence to state prosecutors. But in Jackson County court, the assailant was convicted only of misdemeanor assault and fined $50.

    The special agent in charge of the new Jackson FBI office suggested the case agents be "commended for their excellent performance," but FBI headquarters declined. And though the local prosecutor promised to credit the FBI's investigation, Hoover's aides didn't want attention for solving a crime against a civil rights activist whom the FBI already suspected might be subversive. "This does not seem desirable," said one.

    But after students captured a police car on the Berkeley campus a few months later, Hoover ordered his agents to give Savio special attention.

    The FSM

    Savio took off his shoes and climbed onto the roof of the white campus police car trapped in the middle of Sproul Plaza.

    Thousands of students had surrounded the patrol car on Oct. 1, 1964, and sat down when police tried to drive off with a former student named Jack Weinberg, whom they had arrested for soliciting contributions to a civil rights group. The conflict had been building ever since Savio and other students returned to campus that fall eager to continue their civil rights work, only to learn the administration was enforcing a ban on campus political activity. The rule barred handing out leaflets or collecting money for any off- campus political cause, even Goldwater or Johnson for president.

    Savio saw the ban not only as a denial of his First Amendment rights but also as an attempt to thwart the civil rights movement. As he pondered how to respond, he recalled how he'd urged blacks to risk their lives by registering to vote. "Am I a Judas?" he asked himself. "I'm going to betray the people whom I endangered now that I'm back home?" For two weeks, the students tried to negotiate with the administration. When that failed they violated the ban, setting up folding tables and leaflets in front of Sproul Hall. That led police to arrest Weinberg.

    For the next 32 hours, the students held the car captive, with Weinberg inside, as Savio and others condemned the rule from atop the car's soon- flattened roof. Meanwhile, hundreds of helmeted police lined up behind Sproul Hall, ready to make arrests. Finally, Savio climbed the car roof once more to announce a temporary agreement with UC President Clark Kerr: The university would review its ban on political activity; the students would desist from illegal protests. "I ask you to rise quietly and with dignity, and go home," he said, and the crowd did.

    The students soon formed the Free Speech Movement to fight the ban on political activity. The FSM included campus groups from across the political spectrum, held lengthy open meetings and made collective decisions through a steering committee. Savio emerged as the most prominent FSM leader. He sometimes stuttered speaking to small groups, but his speech flowed eloquently before crowds.

    Savio was a key link between the Southern civil rights movement and the nascent student movement that would sweep the country. "He was an early example of people who put their lives on the line and who were inspired and transformed by the discipline of the civil rights movement," said Taylor Branch, author of "Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63," the Pulitzer Prize-winning study of the civil rights movement. "He took it back and applied it correctly to issues at Berkeley. The idea that students were actors in history ... and felt impelled to be activists in the world ... was really a thunderbolt."

    Negotiations with the administration failed. The FSM issued an ultimatum: Lift the ban and drop disciplinary charges against Savio and other leaders in 24 hours -- or face "direct action."

    On Dec. 2, more than 4,000 people filled Sproul Plaza to hear Savio give what would become his most famous speech, about "the operation of the machine. " His words electrified people, who occupied Sproul Hall overnight. Gov. Edmund G. "Pat" Brown ordered police to arrest the protesters. Almost 800 were arrested for trespassing, and police were still carrying them out the next morning. The arrests triggered more protests. Trying to restore order, Kerr called a campuswide meeting at the Greek Theatre on Dec. 7. The audience of more than 16,000 listened as Kerr proposed a compromise that still fell short of granting students the constitutional right of free speech on campus. Just as he finished speaking, Savio strode toward the lectern. Two officers pulled him away by his coat and tie. The crowd began to chant, "Let him speak." Kerr let him, and Savio briefly announced a rally to be held later.

    The next day, the Berkeley faculty, upset by the handling of Savio, voted overwhelmingly to back the FSM's call to lift the ban. The faculty vote drove UC's governing Board of Regents to declare on Dec. 18 that university rules should follow the U.S. Supreme Court orders on free speech, conceding the FSM's key point.

    The FBI had been investigating the FSM from the start. Agents in the crowd around the police car took notes and photos. Hoover read their reports and ordered agents around the country to determine whether the FSM was influenced by the Communist Party. He was particularly concerned because one of the FSM's leaders was Bettina Aptheker, publicly known to be in a Marxist youth group called the W.E.B. DuBois Club and the daughter of Herbert Aptheker, a top official of the Communist Party USA. But after four months of investigation, Curtis O. Lynum, the special agent in charge of the San Francisco FBI office, reported, "It is the opinion of this office that subversive participation in the demonstrations did not have any bearing on the measure of success achieved." Some communists or socialists were among the thousands of participants, Lynum said, but "the demonstrations would have taken place with or without any participation by subversives because of basic grievances."

    On Jan. 19, 1965, Lynum affirmed his finding in a second report. At this point, the FBI's investigation of the Free Speech Movement ceased to have any legitimate purpose and "came to focus on political rather than law enforcement aims," the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals later ruled in ordering the FBI to release records in response to my Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The court said FBI records showed Savio had "negligible contacts with communists" and the bureau unlawfully investigated him. But Savio had emerged from the FSM as the nation's best-known student radical, the subject of television and magazine features. Hoover's investigation of him was just heating up.

    The Reserve Index

    On March 12, 1965, the San Francisco FBI sent bureau headquarters a secret 33-page report on nearly every aspect of Savio's life:

    1) Physical Description: White, Male, age 22, 6'1'', 195 pounds, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair, no scars. "Peculiarities -- has slight speech impediment at times."

    2) Background: Graduated first in class, Martin Van Buren High School, Queens, New York, June 1960. Grade point average, 96.6. Class valedictorian. Editor, school paper. Honorable Mention, Westinghouse Science contest.

    Manhattan College, full scholarship, Queens College, 1960-1963. Enrolled UC-Berkeley, fall 1963. Marital status, single. Draft status, 2-S (student deferment). No credit history. Arrests, Sheraton-Palace protest and Sproul Hall sit-in.

    3) Activities: Leader of Free Speech Movement. Speaker at anti-Vietnam war rallies. Quoted extensively in the press, including these excerpts from LIFE magazine:

    On modern education: "The university is a vast public utility which turns out future workers in today's vineyard, the military-industrial complex."

    On politics: "I am not a political person. My involvement in the Free Speech Movement is religious and moral ... I don't know what made me get up and give that first speech. I only know I had to."

    On civil disobedience: "... You can't disobey the rules every time you disapprove. However, when you're considering something that constitutes an extreme abridgement of your rights, conscience is the court of last resort."

    The report concluded by reviewing Savio's alleged "contacts" with "subversive" groups. He had spoken twice at meetings of the Socialist Workers Party and once at the W.E.B. DuBois Club. He had frequently -- and publicly -- associated with Bettina Aptheker during the FSM. But none of the FBI's many informers in the Communist Party could provide any information on Savio.

    Based on the report, the San Francisco FBI office proposed putting Savio on a secret, unauthorized list of people to be detained, without judicial warrant, in the event of a national emergency. It was called the Reserve Index, and the FBI never told the Department of Justice about it.

    The FBI created the Reserve Index in 1956 with the names of people who did not meet standards for another detention list the Justice Department had approved. By 1959, the Reserve Index totaled 12,784 names.

    San Francisco agents recommended Savio for the list "in view of his leadership in the Free Speech Movement (FSM) and the national news coverage of the FSM, his contacts with known Communist Party members, his contemptuous attitude, and other miscellaneous activities."

    FBI headquarters admonished the agents for not putting Savio on the detention list sooner.

    Savio Resigns

    Savio was back on the Sproul steps on April 26, 1965, attacking the university's plan to punish four students for using obscenities on campus.

    He didn't appreciate the students' display of a profane sign, in what became known as the Filthy Speech Movement. But now he charged the university with denying them "even rudimentary demands of due process." It was the kind of argument the campus had come to expect from Savio.

    Then Savio abruptly announced he was quitting as an FSM leader. "I've thought a long time about it," he said on the steps where he'd delivered speeches that brought the university to a halt. "Good luck and goodbye."

    Savio had been torn, his friends said recently -- by misgivings about leadership, by internal conflicts, by a struggle to balance his personal life with his political activity.

    As he explained in his farewell speech, he feared the Free Speech Movement was becoming "undemocratic" and he was guilty of "Bonapartism." In a letter to the Daily Californian student newspaper soon after, Savio implied students were becoming too dependent on him. But he added, "This does not preclude ... my participation in campus political activity at some time in the future."

    A few weeks after he quit, FBI agents summoned Savio to their Berkeley office. Savio arrived for the May 12 meeting with his lawyer and was sarcastic from the start. "So this is the Federal Bureau of Inquisition," he quipped. The agents "immediately advised that he was in the Berkeley Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation." They told him they had received letters threatening him with physical harm and were investigating the matter, an FBI memo said. But they balked at the presence of his lawyer, saying "the FBI could not vouch for the confidential matter of information if a third party is present and therefore, preferred not to discuss the matter" with his attorney there.

    Savio refused to dispatch his lawyer and declined to cooperate with the inquiry. He criticized the FBI for its "failure to make arrests and take action in the South where human rights are being violated every day." The agents firmly replied that the FBI always fulfills its duty. Savio and the agents agreed to end the meeting.

    One week later, newspapers around the country reported Hoover's congressional testimony implying Savio was being used in a Communist scheme to disrupt the nation's campuses. The New York Times reported on Page One that Hoover said Savio was "closely associated" with Aptheker. She said in a recent interview that any implication that they were lovers was false.

    At the time, Savio and Aptheker shrugged it off. "We find Mr. Hoover's statements ... patently absurd," they said in a joint statement. "It once again indicates Mr. Hoover's inability to grapple with and understand that there were real issues confronting the students at the University of California."

    Hoover saw Savio as a threat to the existing social order, and he meant to do something about it.

    The FBI Looks Out

    Mario Savio and Suzanne Goldberg were excused from their Alameda County trial for the Sproul Hall sit-in for one day, to be married. Goldberg, 24, a graduate student in philosophy, and Savio, 22, had met early in the Free Speech Movement. She had been attracted by his brilliance, eloquence and principled stands. The small, private wedding was held May 23, 1965, at the home of a Los Angeles municipal court judge who administered the vows, and was attended by Savio's parents, brother, lawyer and one other friend.

    When a reporter interviewed him about the wedding, Savio took the opportunity to make a political statement. "There's one thing we'd really like to have as a wedding present," he said. "We would like President Johnson to withdraw all our troops from Vietnam. ..."

    An FBI agent obtained a copy of the Savios' marriage license and interviewed the county clerk who issued it to them. "Mario was very evasive to all questions. Suzanne did all the talking," the clerk reported. "They are both going to go back to Cal in September. ... They both needed hair cuts and they were both a mess."

    The couple did not return to Cal that fall. "We both felt that Mario needed to be away from Berkeley, where everyone seemed to need something from him and constantly pressured him to be something for them," Goldberg said.

    In September, they boarded a ship, bound for Italy and England. They planned to stay abroad as long as a year. Savio had won a scholarship to study physics at Oxford University. Suzanne was pregnant with their first child. A Chronicle story reported, "Friends say Savio is uncertain about what he wants to do and feels a period abroad may help him make a decision."

    FBI headquarters alerted bureau offices in London, Paris and Rome that the Savios were afoot. In a classified bulletin, the FBI also asked the CIA for "any pertinent information" on them. They were among thousands of American anti-war activists whom the CIA trailed for the FBI by contacting foreign intelligence services, according to the Church Committee.

    In January 1966, the FBI's London office reported the CIA had found no evidence the couple was involved in "security" matters.

    An FBI agent placed an indefinite "lookout notice" for Savio with the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The lookout system worked roughly like a modern "no-fly" list, but instead of blocking their travel any INS agent who encountered them would alert the FBI.

    Savio, meanwhile, was having trouble concentrating on his studies at Oxford. Instead of completing his class work, he compulsively analyzed his own physics problems, Goldberg said. She added, "We had to leave Oxford ... because Mario's internal pressures became too great for him."

    On Feb. 16, 1966, an Immigration and Naturalization Service inspector at Kennedy International Airport notified the FBI that the Savios and Stefan, their baby boy, had just arrived from London. Their destination was an apartment on Durant Avenue in Berkeley.

    An FBI agent in Berkeley asked his "confidential sources and informants .. . to notify this office ... if and when they arrive." He also checked local phone and utilities companies for new service records. At his request, agents in New York, Los Angeles and New Haven contacted local police and postal officials to see whether the Savios were visiting relatives.

    All to no avail. The Savios were driving back to California with his parents. The landlord reported their arrival on May 20, 1966. Posing as a member of UC Berkeley's philosophy department, an FBI agent phoned Savio and learned he planned to return to school to study math or physics. The agent updated Savio's address on the FBI's detention list.

    The Security Flash

    Savio's plans for quiet study went awry. The university denied his application in August 1966, saying it was a week late.

    And though he had largely abstained from campus activism since resigning from the FSM 17 months earlier, he resumed his position on the Sproul Hall steps that fall, protesting campus restrictions on rallies. As voters went to the polls Nov. 8 to elect as governor Ronald Reagan -- who had vowed to crack down on protests at Berkeley -- Savio predicted more civil disobedience "if we do not win the rights of due process and judicial review."

    Alarmed FBI headquarters officials ordered San Francisco agents to intensify their probe of Savio. On Jan. 23, 1967, the agents reported that an informer claimed Savio had attended two "educational classes" of the Berkeley branch of the Communist Party. The report suggested Savio was more involved with Communists than previously known. It was repeated in other FBI reports and sent to Army intelligence. But it was wrong.

    A subsequent FBI report said the informant's report had been incorrectly transcribed: Savio was not present; his name was merely mentioned. FBI headquarters reiterated the error, and there is no sign the FBI told the Army about it.

    But on the basis of that allegation, FBI headquarters on Feb. 23 ordered San Francisco to upgrade Savio to the Security Index. This was a list of people whom the bureau deemed most dangerous to national security in the event of a national emergency and would detain indefinitely without judicial warrant.

    At its height in 1954, the list contained 26,174 names. According to the Church Committee, Congress was not informed of the detention plan, which was based partly on inaccurate information and failed to meet the legal requirement of "reasonable ground to believe" those listed would engage in espionage or sabotage.

    Bureau officials also issued a "Security Flash" for Savio, a notice in the FBI's main crime computer to alert field offices whenever a police agency inquired about him.

    The security flash listed him with the "alias" José Martí -- the 19th century poet exiled from Cuba at 16 for leading the independence movement -- under whose name Savio had listed his phone to avoid unwanted calls.

    Savio Goes to Jail

    Mario and Suzanne Savio loaded 17-month-old Stefan and their bags into their car and drove away from Berkeley. "Things were too difficult here," Suzanne Savio told the Berkeley Barb underground newspaper as they left in early May 1967. "We're just going to get in the car and go."

    For weeks, the FBI could not find them. On June 7, an agent contacted their landlord, who said they had bought a used station wagon and planned to visit Savio's relatives in Southern California and then drive to Amherst College in Massachusetts, where he might enroll. FBI agents in Los Angeles, Massachusetts and New York contacted local police and college officials. The bureau ended the hunt only when Savio appeared in Alameda County Municipal Court on June 30 to be sentenced to 120 days at Santa Rita Prison for the Sproul Hall sit-in. "I would do it again," he told reporters. "I think it is the best thing that ever happened for American education."

    While Savio was in jail, an FBI agent phoned his wife. Posing as an author who wanted to collaborate with Savio on a book, the agent asked about his plans. "She stated Mario is not interested in writing any books or articles at the present time and, in fact, has welcomed the opportunity to do reading and some research while he is in jail," said the agent's report. "She stated Mario does not want to become involved in any further political activity upon his release from jail but hopes to obtain a job and 'settle down and live a normal life.' "

    Savio was released from Santa Rita on Oct. 24, 1967, at 6 p.m. An FBI agent took down the license number of the Plymouth Valiant that picked him up.

    A judge had suspended Suzanne's 45-day sentence so she could care for Stefan, who was chronically ill. The judge also cut 80 days off Savio's sentence, declaring, "Mario was a model prisoner and it appears Mario has reformed."

    Hoover was not convinced.

    A Key Activist

    On Jan. 30, 1968, the FBI director launched a nationwide program to hone in on Savio and 14 other "Key Activists."

    The memo defined them as members of the "New Left" who were "extremely active and most vocal in their statements denouncing the United States and calling for civil disobedience and other forms of unlawful and disruptive acts. " The Church Committee found, however, that Key Activists were chosen not because they were involved in crime but because of their First Amendment activities.

    FBI headquarters ordered agents to use "high-level" informants and electronic and physical surveillance to identify "their sources of funds, foreign contacts and future plans."

    In San Francisco, at least four FBI agents investigated Savio. A mortgage company gave the agents confidential financial data about the Savios' purchase of a home on Ninth Street in the West Berkeley flats. Banks turned over figures on the couple's meager accounts. The telephone company released his billing information.

    Savio had continued to list his phone under the names of famous people --

    such as the poet Wallace Stevens, the artist Kathe Kollwitz and the physicist David Bohm -- to avoid constant nuisance calls. The bureau noted these as additional "aliases" in his dossier.

    One agent interviewed Savio's former manager at an electrical parts firm where he had worked on an assembly line. According to a bureau memo, he said Savio got the job in November 1967 through a state employment agency after he'd had "great difficulty" finding work. The boss said he'd tried to "orient him to the free enterprise system and the American way of life."

    The manager claimed that Savio had confided that he had "personal emotional problems" that stemmed from his childhood. Savio, he added, also said his parents pressured him to be "a typical American boy" who built model airplanes and read comic books. The boss said he ordered employees to give Savio extra help at work, but Savio resigned in January 1968, saying he needed time to "think through his personal problems."

    Every commercial institution readily complied with the FBI's requests for Savio's private information. Although subsequent laws barred businesses from releasing personal information to the government, the Patriot Act has greatly eased those restrictions.

    Despite its efforts, the FBI found no sign Savio was involved with any violent or subversive group. San Francisco agents reported Feb. 15, 1968, that he might not qualify as a Key Activist.

    But -- just in case -- they promised to "keep up with Savio's day-to- day activities."

    Peace and Freedom

    Savio stood before a full auditorium at Berkeley's Garfield School on a Wednesday evening and announced he wanted to join the political establishment.

    He declared at the March 10, 1968, meeting that he was running for state senator from Alameda County on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket, a third- party forerunner of Barry Commoner's Citizens Party and the Green Party. Over the next few weeks, he campaigned throughout Alameda County, attacking the Democrats as failing to adequately address poverty, racism and the Vietnam War. After Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, Savio led a march of 5,000 people from UC Berkeley to Oakland.

    Even in the midst of his campaign, Savio was divided over his public role. "I hate being in politics, having to manipulate lives," he told a Berkeley Barb reporter who visited his office, a garage cluttered with paint cans, cast- off furniture and other debris that lent the place "an atmosphere of honest poverty and quiet desperation."

    Savio said he hoped "I will not have to continue to be a very public person after the campaign, and I will be able to return to working," adding, "If this speech making and public activity after the campaign becomes one of the major focuses ... it would be very unhealthy."

    The bureau already was planning to help him get out of politics.


    On May 10, 1968, Hoover sent all FBI field offices an urgent memo escalating the FBI's attack on dissent. The memo authorized an extremely sensitive operation called "Counterintelligence Program -- New Left."

    "The purpose of this program is to expose, disrupt, and otherwise neutralize the activities of the various New Left organizations, their leadership and adherents," the memo said. According to the Church Committee, Cointelpro was ostensibly intended to protect national security. But it went far beyond the collection of intelligence. Its goal was "preventing or disrupting the exercise of First Amendment rights."

    The program took tactics developed for use against foreign adversaries in war and applied them to political activists: leaking phony allegations, sending anonymous poison pen letters, interfering with jobs, falsely labeling people as informers, encouraging violence. "In essence, the Bureau took the law into its own hands, conducting a sophisticated vigilante operation against domestic enemies," the committee said.

    The FBI used Cointelpro against a "staggering range" of people, it said, including Martin Luther King Jr., "almost every anti-war group, students demonstrating against anything" and "Key Activists."

    On May 17 1968, headquarters ordered San Francisco agents to turn the program on Savio. They replied that Savio and the Bay Area's two other key activists were "not members of any known subversive organizations. ... They are independent free thinkers and do not appear to be answerable to any one person or any group or organization." Still, the agents promised to remain alert for opportunities to disrupt them.

    On May 31, 1968, headquarters officials asked the Internal Revenue Service for copies of the Savios' 1966 and 1967 tax returns. The FBI used the returns to disrupt people's political activities, the committee said, and to determine whether their income "supports their ability to travel ... as part of the New Left revolt."

    Between 1968 and 1974, the FBI requested at least 120 tax returns under Cointelpro, said the Church Committee, adding that the IRS turned them over despite a law permitting the release of returns only when necessary.

    The Savios' joint returns showed they earned $2,106.31 in 1966 and $2,046 in 1967. If they were getting money from Moscow, it didn't show up in their tax returns.

    Job Troubles

    On June 4, 1968, Savio lost his bid for the state Senate to Nick Petris, the incumbent liberal Democrat. About three weeks later, FBI headquarters sent the Secret Service a confidential form letter alleging Savio posed a potential threat to the safety of the president.

    The June 21 notice was an example of what the Church Committee called "imprecise and over-inclusive criteria" that improperly ensnared nonviolent people like Savio. The same day, San Francisco agents reported there was still no evidence Savio was connected with or influenced by any subversive group.

    The report also said Savio had trouble finding work after his campaign, and was hired only recently as a ship's clerk through the International Longshore & Warehouse Union at San Francisco's Pier 9.

    An FBI agent contacted an ILWU dispatcher secretly serving as a bureau source, according to a report. The dispatcher promised he "would do everything in his power to keep Savio from getting anywhere through the hiring hall."

    Savio's job on the pier lasted through August, according to an FBI memo. He was soon working as a sales clerk at Cody's Books in Berkeley. In April 1970, the Savios had a second son, Nadav, and Savio was barely involved in politics.

    In May 1971, a phone company source reported the Savios were moving to Venice (Los Angeles County). An FBI agent staked out their new home to verify the tip. Savio apparently listed his phone number under "Alfredo Joe Martí," a play on his earlier use of the Cuban poet's name.

    The FBI checked its files on Alfredo Joe Martí and notified the Secret Service of Savio's new "alias."

    Case Closed

    In April 1972, newspapers reported Suzanne Savio had filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.

    Mario Savio entered a period of severe emotional difficulty, according to friends. At one point he appeared at the Los Angeles home of Jackie Goldberg, who was an FSM leader (not related to Suzanne Goldberg) and is now a state assemblywoman. "I know he was having a very, very hard time," Goldberg told The Chronicle in 1996. "He showed up homeless on my doorstep ... He was in a very bad emotional state."

    Savio was suffering from depression and was politically inactive.

    Hoover died in May 1972. The Watergate burglars were arrested in June. The FBI still tracked Savio, but in July agents lost him. Then, in February 1973, a confidential source told the FBI Savio was receiving psychiatric care at UCLA Medical Center. The FBI revised its detention list to show the hospital as his residence.

    By 1974, Savio was living in Venice and teaching at the Mar Vista Alternative School. But the gears of surveillance enmeshed him until Jan. 21, 1975, when the FBI finally closed its file and rescinded its lookout notice for him.


    That day, Congress proposed that the Church Committee investigate FBI abuses of power. The committee revealed large-scale and illegal FBI activities -- such as leaking tapes about Martin Luther King Jr.'s sex life to the media -- and in 1976 called for a law limiting the FBI's powers. Congress backed down when President Ford's administration adopted guidelines for FBI activities and agreed changes would be subject to congressional review. In 2002, Ashcroft became the first attorney general to loosen the guidelines without consulting Congress, expanding bureau secrecy and power to gather information about lawful personal and political activities.

    In 1980, Savio married Lynne Hollander, a former civil rights and Free Speech Movement activist. In 1984, he graduated college summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in physics from San Francisco State University, where he earned a master's degree in 1989. The couple and their son, Daniel, moved to Sebastopol in 1990, and Savio began teaching physics at Sonoma State University. He emerged to campaign against state propositions to curtail illegal immigration and affirmative action. On Nov. 2, 1996, he died after having a heart attack. In recent interviews, Suzanne Goldberg, now a psychotherapist in Washington, D.C., called the FBI's investigation of her and Savio a waste of money and an invasion of privacy. Hollander said the FBI's surveillance of Savio showed how the intelligence machinery could go astray. "It's worrisome given the situation the country is in now," she said.

    E-mail Chronicle staff writer Seth Rosenfeld at


[JR: While only a tiny connection to MC, I was "hooked". Trust your government! Sorry but I just HAD to share this with you.]




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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
10/17/04 Sunday W. Soccer   Loyola (MD)*   HOME   10:00 AM
10/17/04 Sunday M. Soccer   Loyola (MD)*   Baltimore, MD   1:00 PM
10/17/04 Sunday Volleyball   Rutgers   HOME   2:00 PM
10/21/04 Thursday M. Tennis   Omni Regional   Blacksburg, VA   All Day 
10/22/04 Friday M. Tennis   Omni Regional   Blacksburg, VA   TBA 
10/22/04 Friday W. Soccer   Niagara*   Buffalo, NY   2:30 PM
10/22/04 Friday M. Soccer   Niagara*   HOME   3:00 PM
10/22/04 Friday Volleyball   Loyola (MD)*   HOME   7:00 PM
10/23/04 Saturday M. Tennis   Omni Regional   Blacksburg, VA   TBA 
10/23/04 Saturday M. Lacrosse   Fall Ball Tournament--UPenn, Drexel, Colgate   TBA   TBA 
10/23/04 Saturday Crew   Head of the Charles   Boston, MA   11:30 AM
10/23/04 Saturday W. Swimming   Stevens Tech   Hoboken, NJ   1:00 PM
10/23/04 Saturday Volleyball   Rider*   HOME   1:00 PM
10/24/04 Sunday M. Soccer   Canisius*   HOME   10:00 AM
10/24/04 Sunday Crew   Head of the Charles   Boston, MA   11:30 AM
10/24/04 Sunday W. Soccer   Canisius*   Buffalo, NY   12:00 PM
10/29/04 Friday M. Tennis   University of Pennsylvania   Philadelphia, PA   TBA 
10/29/04 Friday W. Soccer   Marist*   HOME   3:00 PM
10/29/04 Friday M. Soccer   Marist*   Poughkeepsie, NY   7:00 PM
10/30/04 Saturday M. Tennis   University of Pennsylvania   Philadelphia, PA   TBA 
10/30/04 Saturday Crew   Head of the Fish   Saratoga Springs, NY   TBA 
10/30/04 Saturday Cross Country   MAAC Championships   Orlando, FL   10:00 AM
10/30/04 Saturday W. Swimming   Siena/Vermont   Loudonville, NY   1:00 PM
10/30/04 Saturday Volleyball   Niagara*   Niagara University, NY   1:00 PM
10/31/04 Sunday M. Tennis   University of Pennsylvania   Philadelphia, PA   TBA 
10/31/04 Sunday W. Soccer   Siena*   HOME   10:00 AM
10/31/04 Sunday M. Soccer   Siena*   Loudonville, NY   1:00 PM
10/31/04 Sunday Volleyball   Canisius*   Buffalo, NY   1:00 PM

11/3/04 Wednesday Volleyball   Marist*   HOME   6:00 PM
11/5/04 Friday W. Soccer   MAAC Championships   Fairfield, CT   TBA 
11/5/04 Friday M. Tennis   Big Green Invitational   Hanover, NH   All Day 
11/5/04 Friday M. Soccer   Iona*   HOME   2:30 PM
11/5/04 Friday W. Swimming   Sacred Heart   HOME   6:30 PM
11/6/04 Saturday M. Tennis   Big Green Invitational   Hanover, NH   TBA 
11/6/04 Saturday W. Soccer   MAAC Championships   Fairfield, CT   TBA 
11/6/04 Saturday Crew   Dowling Alumni Regatta   Oakdale, NY   9:00 AM
11/6/04 Saturday W. Swimming   Bridgeport   HOME   2:00 PM
11/7/04 Sunday W. Soccer   MAAC Championships   Fairfield, CT   TBA 
11/7/04 Sunday M. Tennis   Big Green Invitational   Hanover, NH   TBA 
11/7/04 Sunday M. Soccer   Fairfield*   HOME   10:00 AM
11/7/04 Sunday Volleyball   Siena*   HOME   2:00 PM
11/9/04 Tuesday Volleyball   Fairfield*   Fairfield, CT   7:00 PM
11/12/04 Friday M. Soccer   MAAC Championships   Lawrenceville, NJ   TBA 
11/13/04 Saturday M. Soccer   MAAC Championships   Lawrenceville, NJ   TBA 
11/13/04 Saturday Crew   Fall Metro Champs/Grimaldi cup   New Rochelle, NY   TBA 
11/13/04 Saturday Cross Country   NCAA Regionals   Riverdale, NY   10:00 AM
11/13/04 Saturday W. Swimming   Niagara*/Canisius*   Buffalo, NY   12:00 PM
11/13/04 Saturday Volleyball   Iona*   New Rochelle, NY   1:00 PM
11/14/04 Sunday M. Soccer   MAAC Championships   Lawrenceville, NJ   TBA 
11/19/04 Friday W. Basketball   at Fordham   Bronx, NY   7:00 PM
11/20/04 Saturday Volleyball   MAAC Championships@      TBA 
11/20/04 Saturday Cross Country   IC4A/ECAC Championships   Riverdale, NY   11:00 AM
11/21/04 Sunday Volleyball   MAAC Championships@      TBA 
11/21/04 Sunday W. Swimming   NJIT/Hunter   Newark, NJ   1:00 PM
11/21/04 Sunday M. Basketball   South Dakota State   HOME   3:00 PM
11/22/04 Monday Cross Country   NCAA Championships   Terra Haute, IN   TBA 
11/23/04 Tuesday M. Basketball   Rhode Island   HOME   7:00 PM
11/24/04 Wednesday W. Basketball   at Syracuse   Syracuse, NY   12:00 PM
11/27/04 Saturday M. Basketball   at Fordham   Bronx, NY   7:00 PM
11/28/04 Sunday W. Basketball   Bucknell   HOME   2:00 PM
11/30/04 Tuesday M. Basketball   at Fairfield*   Bridgeport, CT   7:30 PM

If you do go support "our" teams, I'd appreciate any reports or photos. What else do us old alums have to do?



[Sports from College] 


Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA (October 15, 2004)- In the fall season finale, Manhattan placed fourth at the East Stroudsburg Invitational. Tim Hand paced the Jaspers with a round of 78, placing him in a tie for ninth. Manhattan posted a team score of 326.



Lawrenceville, NJ (October 15, 2004)- Rider scored the game-winning goal with just 1:05 to play to snap a 1-1 tie as the Broncs defeated the Jaspers, 2-1, today in a MAAC contest. Brian Lundy tallied Manhattan's only goal, his third of the season, giving him a goal in two straight games.



Riverdale, NY (October 15, 2004)- The Manhattan College men's and women's cross country teams swept a dual meet against Iona College today at Van Cortlandt Park. Manhattan runners crossed the line first in both races, as Tyler Raymond won the men's race, while Eryka Perreault broke the tape first in the women's race.



Riverdale, NY (October 15, 2004)- The Lady Jaspers ended in a 0-0 tie today against MAAC opponent Rider at Gaelic Park. Freshman goalkeeper Alicia DeFino (Mineola, NY) had five saves for Manhattan including one crucial save in the last minutes of the game. Manhattan's record is now 1-11-1 overall and 1-2-1 in the MAAC, while the Broncs record becomes 8-3-2 and 3-1-1 in the MAAC.



Riverdale, NY (October 15, 2004)- The Manhattan College Baseball Scout Day and Alumni Game, scheduled for Saturday, October 16, will still be held as scheduled. The Scout Day will begin at 11:00 a.m. The Alumni Game will begin with food at 1:00 p.m. with the game to follow at 2:00 p.m. All events will be held at Van Cortlandt Park. For more information, please call head coach Steve Trimper at 718-862-7486.




[Sports from Other Sources]






From: Jasper John '68 @ Jasper
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 8:41 AM
Subject: No athlete, other than Delgado, has taken the stand that Manhattan College women's basketball player Toni Smith

Dear Editor,

Permit me to award you all with the "little Dan Rather" award for not "fact checking" the story.

Do a little research and you'll find that Ms. Smith went to Manhattanville College, not Manhattan College. Don't let details interfere with a good story.

By the way, while I don't agree with Ms. Smith's or Mr. Delgado's political statements, this is still the US of A. They, and others, are entitled to make damned fools out of themselves, if their conscience requires it. At least they are standing up for what they believe, better than the politicians who promise us everything, deliver nothing, change positions like underwear, and think they deserve to be carved on Mount Rushmore for spending money to buy votes. Maybe if more people stood up this way, then we'd get a better breed of politicians to represent us. As opposed to the "career criminals" who inhabit the halls of government; with apologies to the honest guy from Texas in Congress, Ron Paul.

Perhaps if you newspaper guys and gals would spend more time checking the facts instead of "Rather-izing", we would all be better off.

F. J. Reinke
Manhattan College Class of 1968
kendall park, nj 08824

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Why athletes sit on political bench
Orlando Sentinel (subscription) - Orlando,FL,USA

... No athlete, other than Delgado, has taken the stand that Manhattan College women's basketball player Toni Smith did during her senior year in 2003. ...

Sports is unforgiving when someone is judged to be on the "wrong" side of the issue.

No athlete, other than Delgado, has taken the stand that Manhattan College women's basketball player Toni Smith did during her senior year in 2003. She simply turned away from the United States flag during the playing of the national anthem prior to her games at the Manhattanville College campus in Purchase, N.Y. Smith never did fully explain her decision, but that didn't stop right-wing radio talk-show hosts and sports commentators from condemning her or saying that sports and politics should never collide.

Smith is a great example as to why athletes stay silent. There is too much pressure on them and too much money for them to voice an opinion.

[JR: No response; no surprise. Another inet legend is born. ]

[JR: Still tilting at windmills! ]




From: Donald M. (1961) Stebbins
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2004 4:13 PM
Subject: dead old white guys

See below:

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Dear Jasper John,

You seem to have forgotten that the same "dead old white guys" gave us slavery as well as a host of other abominable practices including genocide against native Americans.  100 years after the foundation of our nation a very violent civil war was being fought over slavery and states' rights.  Another 100 years later African Americans were still facing broad, deep, and violent discrimination- especially from individual Americans, corporations, and state and local governments.  It was only action by the federal government that brought freedom to black Americans and other minorities.

Our founding fathers weren't all bad, as they planted the seeds leading to more republican (or democratic) rule than that existing under colonial powers.  But they certainly weren't all good either; many people suffered oppression during their time in office and they left a legacy of racial discrimination we are still living with.

Over the years we did have as an ideal that we "might actually build a society based on our egalitarian ideals of economic fairness, social justice, and equal opportunity for all."  But it was an ideal achieved mainly by fits and starts, and not as firmly embedded in the american psyche as one may have hoped.

As to the current election, it is imperative that George Bush and his regime be voted out of office. They are strongly bent on turning this country into an oligarchy.  If they are not stopped this year it may be too late.

Donald M Stebbins
BS 1961

"restore democracy now"

[JR: Well Pete, if everyone who read this voted for MICHAEL BADNARIK,  the Libertarian candidate, imagine the consternation in the Democan't  and Republocrap parties. Someone, I think it was Leno, about  selecting the old white guy from Harvard with a blue suit who wore a  red tie or the old white guy from Harvard with a blue suit who wore a  blue tie! That's the choices the two major parties offer you.  Especially if your state is not a "battle ground" one, your vote for  either man (I won't say "bozo" because I can't say for sure that they  are not "honest".) makes absolutely no difference. So what do you  have to loose? Maybe we can get back to what the dead old white guys  gave us – freedom!]

[JR: On reflection, specifically, I think the dead old white guys were pretty smart. Sure they got a few things wrong, but they probably did the best possible given what they had to work with. I am not so sure I want to concede that it was the "government" that "freed" the black man from oppression. I would also assert, citing Walter Williams, ("if the Grand Wizard of the KKK wanted to destroy the Black in the US … …"), that the War on Poverty had an unequal and disparate impact on the Black Family and the Black Churches. If we had stuck closer to their vision of a true republic rather than the RIGHT turn taken by Lincoln and the Left turn taken by FDR, then we surely would be better off. Visualize how well things worked after the War of 1812 and up to the Civil War. Even after that horror, it worked well until the Income Tax, Smoot Halley tariffs era. We have strayed too far from their vision, despite all our "education" and their "ignorance". When I see what we have done with all our "wars" – foreign, domestic, and imaginary (what else would you call the "war on drugs"), we are much worse off. ]




From: Michael J. McFadden [1973]
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2004 4:31 PM
Subject: The Manhattan...

Hi John!  :)

Thank you for the good words in the newsletter this week: I tend toward Libertarianism fairly strongly myself.   I found it unbelievable when New Yorkers accepted raising the drinking age from 18 to 21, am against the war on drugs though not a "druggie," and, of course, am totally against the government mandated smoking bans.

You wrote on your blog:

Finally, are you, or any of our fellow Jaspers are not receiving their free issues of the alumni newsletter, The Manhattan; the biannual calendar of alumni events, McKit; or informational brochures of alumni events such as the annual reunion, golf outings, basketball receptions, and religious retreats? If so, please contact: Alumni Relations Office, Manhattan College, Lavelle Hall, Riverdale, NY, 10471. Or, email me and I'll pass it on

And, since I'm a total putz with mailing things, may I ask you to pass on my addy to them?  :)

Michael J. McFadden
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Many thanks and wishing you the best John!



[JR: Done. I emailed Grace at the alumni office for you. Yes, it does seem silly that government thinks it can keep people from putting stuff into themselves when they want to. Sort of defies human nature. But, then the Louisiana legislature passed a law repealing the Law of Gravity. It's tougher when they fail to recognize or face "facts". Like the law of supply and demand. The economic ones seem to be the most "invisible" to the politicians. Just as real, they seem to think they can do the same as repealing gravity. With similar consequences, they muck things up.]




From: RAYMOND RUSH [1964]
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 2:04 PM
To: reinke fj


My name's Ray Rush, '64S.

If you're still running the Manhattan Alumni unofficial newsletter, could you please put me on your mailing list?

My e-mail address is <privacy invoked>

Thank you.

[JR: Done. I suggest everyone put subjects in their messages, otherwise they can be easily mistaken for SPAM. ]




From: Yahoo! Groups Notification
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:51 AM
Subject: APPROVE – Tom Berishaj (200?) wants to join ManhattanCollegeAlumni


The following person would like to join the ManhattanCollegeAlumni group:

Comment from user:

Hello Mr. Reinke,

I would like to join the Alumni group because I believe I may have a better chance in finding friends from the college who also graduated. Thank you.

This membership request requires your approval because the ManhattanCollegeAlumni group is restricted, which means you must approve each new member.

[JR: Done! Welcome and good hunting. ]




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Jaspers found web-wise


NCMS Executive Director Wins ComputerWorld Award

John Sheridan of InfoTEST selected to Premier 100 IT Leaders list for 2000

April 3, 2000--ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN -- John Sheridan, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences' (NCMS) executive director and COO of InfoTEST Sector, was recently named to the ComputerWorld Premier 100 IT Leaders 2000 award. Winners were selected on an extensive set of IT management and leadership criteria.

"We're very proud of John Sheridans' current successes, and we anticipate many more in the future. This award and recognition for outstanding leadership is well deserved," said NCMS President John Decaire.

Sheridan will be honored at ComputerWorld's awards dinner at the upcoming Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, June 19-21 in Palm Desert, Calif.

"I am very honored and I look forward to meeting the other recipients of this year's Premier 100 IT Leaders 2000 award," Sheridan said.

As executive director and chief operating officer of InfoTEST, the information technology sector of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, Sheridan is responsible for creating and implementing innovative programs and strategic alliances that will develop the use of the Internet as a mainstream tool for business. He concurrently holds a role at NCMS as director of Industry/Government Partnerships. Sheridan has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College and an M.S. degree in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

With over 200 member companies representing a variety of industries, NCMS is the largest cross-industry consortium in the United States. With a long track record of vital research, NCMS has promulgated cost savings for industry. In fact, the total dollar value returned to industry in NCMS's first 10 years is approximately $2 billion.

[Mike McEneney reports: I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1968. (Thanks, Mike) ]




Joseph Seibold, P.E.
Vice President, Principal
Carter & Burgess

   Joe Seibold is a Principal and Vice President for Carter & Burgess, Inc.  He has more than 30 years of project/construction management and claims consulting experience. Joe has provided project and construction management services on major capital programs and has also supervised the evaluation and calculation of construction-related delay and disruption damages on more than 100 projects, and has participated in dispute resolution on behalf of owners and contractors.  He has authored numerous articles and been a featured presentator on a wide range of project management and claims resolution topics. 

Joe has been an active member of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) since 1987, and has served on the National Board for the last five years as a Director and is currently President-Elect.  

He has a B.E. in Civil Engineering (magna cum laude) from Manhattan College, NY, and is a registered professional engineer in CA, NY and CO.

[Mike McEneney reports: I believe that Joe is '74 BE. (Thanks, Mike) ]






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Curmudgeon's Final Words This Week

Jubak's Journal

5 big questions for the last debate

Promises to grow jobs or protect retirees don't mean much without specifics. Here's what I need to hear from Bush and Kerry on the financial issues they haven't yet touched.


The demographic logic isn’t hard to follow: A 28-year-old worker and a 55-year-old worker who lose their paychecks because their jobs have been sent abroad face very different problems. The younger worker isn’t likely to have as many financial obligations as the older employee, and he has a much longer time horizon to make up lost financial ground after retraining, which can take up to two years to complete.

Neither candidate has even broached a plan on how to fill that gap for demographically challenged workers. And that seems a terrible oversight given the rapidly aging U.S. workforce.


Well any reader here knows that we are acutely aware of the problem. It has hit some of our fellow Jaspers square between the eyes. Jasper engineers took it on the chin prior to the ERISA laws gave us 5 year vesting. Jasper nuclear engineers took it on the chin with our country's failure to exploit nuclear power like France does. Jaspers are being hit by the age discrimination in the downsizing economy. The answer is: no debt, save like our grandparents did, and plan with minimal expectations for the future.


And that’s the last word.