Sunday 27 Febuary 2005

Dear Jaspers,

664 are active on the Distribute site. There are 38 bouncing. As of 2/25, the Jasper Jottings site had 202 page views on 2/24 and total page views this month: 9117. So some one out there is reading it.



This issue is at:   

The sausage making blog is at:

which is short way of saying



Sunday, February 27, 2005, 12:30pm
Jaspers of Georgia Annual Brunch
Bob Fink ’57 c/o Jottings


Thursday, March 3 - Monday, March 7, 2005


We Mar 9 - Teacher Recruitment Event 2:30pm  Smith Auditorium

Representatives from various school districts and private schools will be attending.  At the last event the Yonkers Board of Education, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, New York City Department of Education were among the attendees along with representatives from The Archdiocese of New York, Diocese of Brooklyn and the Bronx Diocese.  The event will begin with a panel of speakers representing the districts and private schools who will provide advice and suggestions about their interview and application processes.


We Mar 9th Treasure Coast FL Alumni Holiday Inn
--- on US 1 in Stuart, Florida at noon
--- contact Ed Plumeau '52A c/o Jasper Jottings

Friday, March 11, 2005, Noon 
Washington, DC Jaspers St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon 
Kelly’s Irish Times 14 F Street N.W., Washington, DC 
Chairman:  Tony Kavanagh ‘82  c/o Jottings Club Leader:  Elizabeth Nesbitt ‘81 


Sa Mar 12 11am - Naples FL St. Patrick's day parade
--- Manhattan Alum for the 4th year will march as a unit; all are welcome including
--- family members and friends reception follows the parade 
--- Contact Jim Connors (57B) c/o jottings


Su Mar 13 1PM - Jaspers of SW Florida annual luncheon
--- at pelican's nest golf club in bonita springs ($20)
--- reception at Jim Connors' residence in pelican landing at 11:
--- Contact Jim Connors (57B) c/o jottings


Sunday, March 13, 2005, 8:00am Mass 
Jaspers of Staten Island Communion Breakfast 
Location: St. Patrick’s Church, 55 St. Patrick’s Place, Richmondtown, SI 
Breakfast immediately following 
Location: Colonade Restaurant, 2001 Hylan Blvd., SI 
$16 per person. For reservations make check payable to: Manhattan College Club of Staten Island and mail to: Angelo Tomasetti, Jr. ’61, 203 Park Street, SI 10306 
Please include your name, year address and telephone number. 


Wednesday, March 16, 2005 
Long Island Jaspers St.
Patrick’s Day Luncheon 
Location: New Hyde Park Inn 
Co Chairman: Tom Connolly ’58 (914) 779-5664
Pat Creegan ’67 (516) 228-2869
For more information and reservations, call Tom or Pat. 


Wkend Apr 2-3 '05
--- Relay For Life '04 was a first time event for Manhattan College, and
--- we helped raise close to $20,000. How will you get involved and make
--- this year's Relay For Life even more successful
--- Form teams with alumni (Class of '79, 82, etc.)
--- Form Teams with family and/or co-workers
--- Sponsor student teams on-campus
--- Find companies that can help underwrite the event
--- Speak on your experiences of Cancer in your life at the event
--- Be part of the planning team for Relay for Life '05
----- Contact Kinah Ventura-Rosas at 718-862-7477
----- or e-mail at kinah.ventura AT


Sa Jun 18  -- at --  8:30am George Sheehan Five Mile Run Redbank, NJ
--- In Honor of George Sheehan -Manhattan College class of 1940 
--- Meet at Brannigan's Pub in Red Bank, NJ after the race 
--- Info: Jim Malone Class of 1983





My list of Jaspers who are in harms way:

- Afghanistan
- - Feldman, Aaron (1997)
- Iraq
- - Mortillo, Steven F., son of Mortillo, Steve (1980)
- - Sekhri, Sachin (2000)
- Unknown location
- - New addition: Chris Lynch(1991)

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




[JR:  Information concerning John (MC1989) Bellew's Childrens' trust fund]

John Bellew Children's Trust
Account #8445178
c/o  Citibank
460 Park Ave
NY 10022
ATTN: Tom Moran.

[JR: Questions are being directed to Jasper McGann, Kevin [1989] c/o Jottings ]




Mark Frauenfelder

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Swaziland's King Mswati, the only absolute monarch in sub-Saharan Africa, has issued a royal edict banning photos of his many luxury cars. In December he bought a $500,000 DaimlerChrysler Maybach 62, and BMWs all around for his 10 wives. He issued the edict after buying a more expensive car on Friday -- a stretch Mercedes S600 limousine -- in order to drive up to the newly opened parliament last week.

Mswati was forced to shelve plans three years ago to spend $45 million on a new royal jet, but has shown little inclination to rein in other royal spending projects which include a $15 million project to build individual new palaces for his growing retinue of wives.

[Swaziland, a] "tiny, impoverished kingdom, suffers frequent food shortages and one of the world's highest AIDS infection rates."

=== <end quote> ===

One can only pray to the King's King that he relieve this gentleman from power. As with most of the disasters on the globe, they are the result of man's stupidity. Even the tsunami! The death toll was worse than it had to be because the various governments had worked out how to talk to one another! When I had time I look and see if I am giving this fellow foreign aid. I hope that each of us in the charity department are giving effectively. I know I do, but I too am going to check.

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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Toner, Michael




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


From: Janen Glenn  
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 10:22 AM
Subject: Want to play a role in saving our democracy?

Want to play a role in saving our democracy?

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We are seeking applicants with a strong background in Political Science, experience in researching political issues, and a solid knowledge of current events. The applicant must be detail-oriented, have strong written and oral communication skills, and be dedicated to the Project's mission. We are also looking for a few applicants with experience in fundraising, press or graphic design.

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* Monitor, maintain, and expand the Project's website
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* BS/MS or equivalent
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The ideal candidate will have a passion for politics and all things technical and prefer Linux on their desktop. The pay is low, but Project Vote Smart provides medical and dental benefits as well as the most extraordinary experience of your life.





RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Dr. John Ansbro, professor emeritus of philosophy at Manhattan College, is the author of The Credos of Eight Black Leaders: Converting Obstacles into Opportunities. Released in 2004 by University Press of America, The Credos of Eight Black Leaders is Dr. Ansbro’s latest book to dissect social philosophies and civil rights issues.

In The Credos of Eight Black Leaders, Dr. Ansbro presents the social philosophies of leaders Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmund Tutu in the form of credos. The book is based on an analysis of 21,000 pages of primary sources and numerous biographies, and it identifies more than 500 examples of how these leaders discerned benefits in their negative experiences for their organizations and themselves.

In his evaluation of Ansbro’s book, Dean Lawrence Carter of Morehouse College said, “Dr. John Ansbro has written in the first person the most informative and inspiring exposition of the social philosophies of the principal African-American and African activists of the last 200 years … He has rendered a tremendous service to African-Americans …”

Dr. Ansbro taught philosophy at Manhattan College for more than 35 years, where he held several roles during his tenure, including curriculum guidance supervisor of the faculty, chairman of the interdisciplinary arts program, director of research in the peace studies program, chairman of the department of philosophy and founder and president of the Manhattan College Council on World Hunger. Now a full-time writer, he received his doctorate from Fordham University and also taught Dr. Martin Luther King’s nonviolence at the philosophical resources for contemporary problems program at Fordham’s graduate school. The recipient of several research grants, Dr. Ansbro is the author of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Nonviolent Strategies and Tactics for Social Change and has written numerous articles for philosophical, educational and civil rights journals in the United States, Europe and Asia.

[JR: I read this an objected to the review's claim that " rendered a tremendous service to African-Americans". I think this book is a service to all Americans. Unless we as a country distill, understand, and internalize all of the great minds of our society, we are lesser for that. And, how can we learn? Like it or not, this is what they believed. They may even be wrong in some, in large part, in specific areas, or totally. Even a stopped clock tells us something. But we need to understand that. I know that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a controversial figure. But, I think every one was moved by the ideal that he expressed "I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!" We need all to absorb all that thinking if we are going to fufill his dream.]




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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.


The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York)
February 22, 2005 Tuesday

Robert F. Britt February 21, 2005

Robert F. Britt, 75, of N. Syracuse, died Monday at home. He was born in Syracuse, the son of Dr.

Patrick and Gladys Britt. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy and Manhattan College, where he was handball champion from NYC Athletic Club. He was a stockbroker with Leigh Baldwin Co. He was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church. He was predeceased by his brother Philip in 2002.

He is survived by his sister- in-law, Sue Ann Britt; four nephews, Patrick, Kevin, Fred, and Philip Britt; two nieces, Mary Bishop and Kathy Cunningham; several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Services 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Gang Memorial Chapel, and 10 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, DeWitt. There will be no calling hours. GANG MEMORIAL CHAPEL

LOAD-DATE: February 23, 2005

[MCAlumDB: 1954 ]




Chicago Daily Herald
February 20, 2005 Sunday
HEADLINE: Peter J. O'Malley

Peter J. O'Malley of Palatine/Inverness since 1974

A memorial service was held in honor of Peter J. O'Malley, Monday, Feb. 14, at Holy Family Church in Palatine. Born on Oct. 14, 1932, in Manhattan, N.Y., he died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, after a year-long battle with a neurological disease. Peter was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed dearly. He graduated from Manhattan College and had a successful career as a sales executive at Huntington Alloys, Inc. and later as a consultant in the metals industry. Peter had an unforgettable laugh and sense of humor that he shared with all comers. He had a passion for politics and always rooted for the underdog. His piercing blue eyes and charm were his trademarks that few people will ever forget. He was an avid golfer and tennis player for many years. In his retirement years, he and his wife enjoyed their annual trips to Venice, Fla. He was an active member of the board of directors at Plantation Golf and Country Club. Peter was the son of the late Peter O'Malley and the late Frances Hanrette. He is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, Maureen; his daughter, Jeanne (Scott); his sons, Kevin (Candyce), Stephen, Gerry (Claudine); and his four grandchildren, Ryan, Faith, Tia and Patrick. He is also survived by his brother, Francis, of West Islip, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association, in memory of Mr. Peter O'Malley, 225 N. Michigan Ave., F117, Chicago, IL 60601, Arrangements were made by the Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Schaumburg, (847) 882-5580.

LOAD-DATE: February 21, 2005

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[JR: I'm going to try a new section for "updates". These are changes that "pop" in from the various sources that are not really from the news. I thought it might be valuable to alert old friends seeking to reconnect or "youngsters" seeking a networking contact with someone who might have a unique viewpoint that they are interested in. This is a benefit of freeing up time trying to make email work by "outsourcing" the task to Yahoo.]

Corsi, Bob (1970)
Deputy Administrative Asst to SECAF
Burke, VA 22015


Magliano, John V. (1966)
Chief Executive Officer (WK)
Syska & Hennessy, Inc.
New York, NY 10036-8098


Maczuga-Stern, Busia (1993) is a pediatric dentist in Fairfield, CT


Maddia, Bernard (1954) is an Insurance Agency Owner from Woodbury, NY


Maguire, James (1956) is an Investment Adviser from Short Hills, NJ


Maher, Richard (1982) Commercial Real Estate Appraiser from Mineola, NY





[JR: I'm going to try a new section for "negative updates". These are changes that "pop" in from the various sources that are not really from the news. I thought it might be valuable to alert old friends or "youngsters" that someone they maybe interested in has “drifted off”. Yet another benefit of freeing up time trying to make email work by "outsourcing" the task to Yahoo.]











The New York Times
February 21, 2005 Monday
Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section B; Column 2; Metropolitan Desk; Pg. 1
HEADLINE: For Recruiters, Antiwar Protests Raise Perils on the Home Front

The five United States Army recruiters who work from a storefront office here arrived on the morning of Feb. 5 to discover that a plate-glass window above the main entrance had been shattered, along with a window in the Navy office next door.

By noon, about 35 protesters were marching out front with antiwar placards, condemning the American invasion of Iraq and the recruiters' efforts to enlist new soldiers.

The group's leader, Lawrence Hamm, a New Jersey civil rights activist, said the protesters had nothing to do with the broken windows, and he condemned any violence against the recruiters. The police have not found any evidence of a political motive.

But for the men on the other side of the broken glass, and recruiters throughout the New York area, the vandalism here underscored what they say are the risks of signing up young people for the military during a war that has polarized the American public.

The shattering of windows here followed two similar incidents in New York City and a third in the Midwest that week. On Jan. 31, authorities said, recruiters at a station near the Flatiron section of Manhattan reported that a door had been cracked, and that anarchist symbols had been scrawled in red paint on the building.

That same day, before dawn, the police arrested a 19-year-old Manhattan College junior who they said threw a burning rag into an Army recruiting station that was closed for the night in the Parkchester section of the Bronx, and jammed the door locks with powerful glue. He was caught carrying a handwritten note declaring that a ''wave of violence'' would occur throughout the Northeast on Jan. 31, aimed at the ''military industrial complex'' in response to American military actions, the police said.

A day later in Toledo, Ohio, a bucket of manure was thrown at the window of a recruiting station that housed all four branches of the military, the police said, and antiwar obscenities were scrawled on a nearby wall.

Since the beginning of 2003, there have also been more than a dozen other often violent incidents aimed at military recruiters or property throughout the country, according to the police, recruiters and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In a few cases, vehicles have been set on fire; in others, blood has been thrown through windows. Spokespeople for the armed services have downplayed the incidents even as some recruiters have increased security at their stations.

Douglas Smith, a spokesman for the Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky., said that no recruiters had been hurt and that most of the nation's nearly 1,700 Army recruiting stations had not been harmed or attacked.

''We're aware that there are some instances of damage to stations, and we're keeping an eye on this,'' he said. ''But it is not something that has us overly concerned.''

Several recruiters in the field, however, said that they remained on edge. On Jan. 20, the day of President Bush's inaugural, several hundred students at Seattle Central Community College surrounded two Army recruiters on campus, shouting insults and hurling water bottles until the recruiters were escorted away by campus security. The protest was covered by The Army Times, and several recruiters said that they feared such situations might become more common.

Sgt. First Class William C. Howard, a recruiter here in East Orange, said that the antiwar sentiment seemed to have grown more aggressive. Though recruiters are still frequently thanked for their service, he said, the insults, dirty looks and other signs of discontent seem to be increasing.

''Within last year, the whole security issue has become more of a concern with me,'' he said. ''I've had people throwing objects at me when I was driving by. I've had people who as soon as they see me on the street, they cross to the other side. Those situations never occurred before, and it makes me wonder how far is this all going to go.''

The vandalism so far has ranged from broken windows and antiwar graffiti or Nazi symbols to attempted arson with Molotov cocktails, like one tossed into an Army station in Vestal, N.Y., near Binghamton, on April 9, 2003.

Some of the most costly vandalism has been aimed at vehicles: three cars used by recruiters in Silver Spring, Md., were set on fire during the first week of December, according to military officials; and on March 28, 2003, in Montgomery, Ala., vandals painted antiwar graffiti on five Navy vehicles, and set a large Navy truck ablaze.

The police in Montgomery, East Orange and several other communities affected by the defacement and destruction said that the vandalism did not seem to be part of a coordinated national plan. In a few cases, there have been arrests. Brendan Walsh, 20, described by the police as an antiwar activist, pleaded guilty to the Vestal vandalism in 2003 and was sentenced on Feb. 11 to five years in federal prison.

David Segal, who grew up in Litchfield, Conn., and was listed as a government major by Manhattan College in the Bronx before his arrest, was found by the police near the damaged Parkchester station immediately after the incident. He was wearing rubber gloves, according to the complaint filed in the case, and carrying a backpack with glue and maps locating the recruiting station. He was charged with destroying government property and released on Feb. 1 after posting $15,000 in cash bail. Manhattan College says he is no longer enrolled.

Attempts to reach Mr. Segal in Litchfield were unsuccessful, and his lawyer did not return several calls.

A spokesman for the F.B.I. in New York, James Margolin, said the agency was trying to determine whether Mr. Segal had accomplices. He said that the agency was not aware of any related incidents that occurred outside the New York area on Jan. 31, as the handwritten note suggested, and that there was no evidence of an ongoing effort aimed at recruiters or recruiting stations.

Nonetheless, in response to the vandalism and other incidents, several Army station commanders in the New York area said that they had increased security, mainly by requiring that all recruiters travel in pairs. In a two-year-old effort to make stations safer, the Air Force Recruiting Service has also begun nationwide security upgrades, adding measures like caller ID and darker blinds on station windows. Senior Master Sgt. Ellen Schirmer, a spokeswoman for the Air Force Recruiting Service's headquarters in San Antonio, Tex., said that 76 of New York State's 79 Air Force recruiting locations had completed the upgrade.

Some recruiters said the extra precautions were necessary to ensure safety in and out of the office.

Staff Sgt. Amedeo Trotta, commander of the Army recruiting station in Vestal, said that in addition to the Molotov cocktail attack, he was threatened last year by a man with a two-by-four while talking to recruiters near Ithaca College. A recruiter in his office, he said, was also sucker-punched while pumping gas about eight months ago.

''Our own people are trying to fight us,'' he said. ''And there's nothing we can do about what they're complaining about.''

Many recruiters said that they were accustomed to dissent, and that the vandalism did not surprise them. ''You will always have a certain percentage of people who will want to show their displeasure with policies in a way that is outside the political system,'' said Maj. Dave Griesmer, a spokesman for the Marine Corps Recruiting Command in Quantico, Va. ''It's no different than it might be if people were unhappy with a business or other organization.''

But for some of the men and women working to refill the military ranks, the broken glass, the epithets and fires remain difficult to fathom.

''We feel like we're doing something for the people, like we're doing something good,'' said Staff Sgt. Stephen E. Williams, the station commander in East Orange. ''It's hard to understand why they would target us.''

GRAPHIC: Photo: Staff Sgt. Joshua N. Harris at his desk in the Army recruiting station in East Orange, N.J., where a window was found shattered on Feb. 5. (Photo by Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times)(pg. B7)

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The Journal News
February 20, 2005 Sunday
HEADLINE: Briefing


Schools awarded $3.6 million for math

Manhattan College and the Yonkers public schools have received a $3.6 million grant over three years to improve mathematics instruction in kindergarten through 12th grade. The grant from the U.S. Department of Education will pair teachers and administrators in the Yonkers schools with faculty from Manhattan's education and mathematics department. The proposal is an outgrowth of the existing partnership between the Riverdale-based college and the school district to improve the teaching of American history.

School 5 honored for higher test scores

School 5 was among 14 schools statewide cited in the Business Council's Pathfinder Award program. Located at 118 Lockwood Ave., School 5 was the only school in Westchester recognized for making significant improvement from 2003 to 2004 on statewide tests in math and English Language Arts. The school received $1,000 for its program, as well as a trophy.

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USA Indoor Championships press conference quotes
Contact: Jill Geer
Director of Communications
USA Track & Field
317-261-0478 x360

BOSTON - Shot putters Adam Nelson and Reese Hoffa and hurdler Danielle Carruthers spoke with the press on Thursday in advance of the 2005 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships. The Championships will be held February 25-27 at the Reggie Lewis Center, located on the campus of Roxbury Community College. It will be broadcast from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday on ESPN.

Below are excerpts from Thursday's press conference.

Q: Tell us about your success since last summer.

CARRUTHERS: Basically it came down to making a good coaching change. I excelled at Indiana University, but I needed a change in my environment. I needed to become a better technical hurdler. I got with Paul Doyle in April of last year. It worked out well for me. I ran two PRs last year, then I came back this year. I was able to put everything together in the fall. For me, it's about executing things in practice. I've definitely got more confidence, getting some wins this year.

Q: Reese, talk about your big 2004 and your big start in 2005.

HOFFA: I've been putting a lot of things together, really learning the technique. I'm finally seeing all the hard work come together. I put some great throws together at the Olympic Trials. I've been extremely surprised and happy with my performances. New York AC is one of my sponsors, so I wanted to win. Millrose was the first meet I won as a professional, when the shot put was at Manhattan College. It's definitely improved over the years.

Q: The shot put has been a featured event of the Visa Championship Series.

NELSON: What people are starting to realize is how great the shot put can be, when you give us a chance to perform with no distractions. We've also delivered this year with two world leaders at our meets, and we have two leaders in the Visa Championships Series.

Q: How did the Olympic Trials go for you?

CARRUTHERS: I was fourth. From that experience, I learned that I can run well. For me, it was a jumping off point to know that I am one of the elite athletes and can come back strong the next season. I think four years from now is going to be my time. I was very disappointed [with not making the Olympic Team]. I went to Europe, but I was very drained. I went home and had to watch the opening ceremonies on TV. I cried, and I talked to my mom. But then I thought, if God wanted me to be there, I'd be there. So get on with it. It's moving progressively very well.

Q: What do you have to do to be a better hurdler?

CARRUTHERS: The lead leg. You improve your lead leg by improving your take-offs. I would waste all this time in the air when I could be running. Just little stuff, like how the trail leg works. I never understood that hurdling is like sprinting. The lead leg is followed by the trail leg. We're putting baby pieces together. It's great to be able to go from Boston to Millrose to Arkansas and to watch the tape and see, on the first hurdle I did this, on the second hurdle I did that. Then you can fix it.

Q: Reese, you are known for your costumes. Do you have anything planned for this meet?

HOFFA: I'm going to keep it as plain as possible. No masks or anything. Not yet, anyway.

Q: Adam, your personality on the track seems so much different than off of it.

NELSON: I have Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde in me. I've always been that way. I'm extremely intense when I do anything out on the field. Any sort of competition I have, there's only one way to do it - when you channel all your emotions into that one specific event. When you watch me throw, everything's building up. When I get in there in the circle, I have this moment of clarity where I know exactly what I'm going to do. There's nothing on my mind but that one specific task of throwing that ball as far as I can. Then boom, everything comes back to life. I come back to who I am normally and then slowly build back up. My evil twin Nellie, if you don't see him on the field, you know I'm probably not going to have a good day. I've got it controlled now so I can tap into it - I can turn it on and off like that. In the past it was more like a 2 or 3 day build up. It's easier to get through life when you're not that on edge. It was a survival thing - if I didn't control it I'd have to quit sports or take up yoga. I can be difficult at times when I'm in that sort of zone. I think it's common with athletes. They get into the thrill of the kill, the thrill of the hunt. It takes some getting used to it. My wife navigates those waters pretty well, since her father was a professional football player.

Q: How has being around Adam affected you?

HOFFA: It definitely saved my shot put career. It began when Adam and [Canadian] Brad Snyder came to Georgia. Before they came, I was by myself. They are world-class athletes and record holders. His first day there had an immediate impact on how I threw. He said you've got to just focus on that one throw. I had a PR at that first practice. I thought, he's got it going on, so I better listen to what he has to say. He's a great model. Here's how you stay a great shot putter for a long time.

Q: How much has the $50,000 in bonuses for the Visa Championship [$25,000 each for the top man and top woman] affected how you've viewed the indoor season?

NELSON: I'm not going to lie. Look at my shirt [which reads, "This Space For Rent."] We're making a living off of what we're doing on there. Visa stepping up and showing they are committed to track & field in the most off of off years in track and field, the year after the Olympics, certainly helps a lot of the indoor athletes to pay some bills and stay involved in the sport over the next few months.

REESE: I think it makes it a lot more exciting. I'm two points from Adam, and you have Christian [Cantwell] and John [Godina]. I came in here ready to throw far. You add money to anything and it's going to make competition really fierce and make foes of all your friends. It also makes it great that there's one athlete - one male, one female - that wins. And second place doesn't get anything.

CARRUTHERS: In the beginning, I wasn't thinking about it [the money]. I just wanted to go from meet to meet and get better. Once I ran in Boston [winning the Reebok Boston Indoor Games], I figured that means I have to run the rest of the meets now. I actually planned to go to Europe, but then I was running well. So I kept running here and came to the Championships.

[JR: Only mentions MC but I found it interesting. Did you? ]  




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Probably should nuke this section? Going once. Going twice. Gone!




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

2/27/05 Sunday M. Tennis   Saint Peter's   Jersey City, NJ   TBA 
2/27/05 Sunday Baseball   Davidson   Davidson, NC   12:00 PM
2/27/05 Sunday Track & Field   USATF Championships @   Boston, MA   1:00 PM
2/27/05 Sunday W. Basketball   at Niagara*   Niagara Falls, NY   2:00 PM
2/27/05 Sunday M. Basketball   at St. Peter's*   Jersey City, NJ   2:00 PM


3/2/05 Wednesday W. Lacrosse   Lehigh   Bethlehem, PA   4:00 PM
3/3/05 Thursday W. Basketball   MAAC Championships#  
Buffalo, NY   TBA 
3/4/05 Friday W. Basketball   MAAC Championships#  
Buffalo, NY   TBA 
3/4/05 Friday M. Basketball   MAAC First Round$  
Buffalo, NY   TBA 
3/4/05 Friday Baseball  
Texas Christian   Fort Worth, TX   8:00 PM
3/4/05 Friday M. Tennis  
Binghamton   HOME   8:30 PM
3/5/05 Saturday W. Basketball   MAAC Championships#  
Buffalo, NY   TBA 
3/5/05 Saturday M. Basketball   MAAC Quarterfinals$  
Buffalo, NY   TBA 
3/5/05 Saturday Track & Field   IC4A Championships @  
Boston, MA   10:00 AM
3/5/05 Saturday Track & Field   ECAC Championships @  
Boston, MA   10:00 AM
3/5/05 Saturday M. Lacrosse  
Hartford#   West Haven, CT   2:00 PM
3/5/05 Saturday Baseball  
Texas Christian   Fort Worth, TX   3:00 PM
3/6/05 Sunday M. Basketball   MAAC Semifinals$   
Buffalo, NY   TBA 
3/6/05 Sunday M. Tennis  
Niagara   HOME   TBA 
3/6/05 Sunday W. Basketball   MAAC Championships#  
Buffalo, NY   TBA 
3/6/05 Sunday Track & Field   ECAC Championships @  
Boston, MA   9:00 AM
3/6/05 Sunday Track & Field   IC4A Championships @  
Boston, MA   9:00 AM
3/6/05 Sunday W. Tennis  
Niagara*   HOME   12:00 PM
3/6/05 Sunday Baseball  
Texas Christian   Fort Worth, TX   2:00 PM
3/7/05 Monday M. Basketball   MAAC Championship$  
Buffalo, NY   9:00 PM
3/8/05 Tuesday Softball   Seton Hall  
South Orange, NJ   3:00 PM
3/9/05 Wednesday M. Lacrosse   Rutgers  
New Brunswick, NJ   3:00 PM
3/9/05 Wednesday Baseball   Fordham   HOME   3:00 PM
3/9/05 Wednesday W. Lacrosse   Long Island  
Brooklyn, NY   3:30 PM
3/10/05 Thursday W. Lacrosse  
Columbia   New York, NY   4:00 PM
3/11/05 Friday Softball   vs.
Tulsa$   Miami, FL   10:00 AM
3/11/05 Friday Track & Field   NCAA Championships  
Fayetteville, AR   11:00 AM
3/11/05 Friday Softball   vs. Quinnipiac$  
Miami, FL   12:00 PM
3/12/05 Saturday Track & Field   NCAA Championships  
Fayetteville, AR   11:00 AM
3/12/05 Saturday Baseball   George Washington (DH)   Washington, DC   12:00 PM
3/12/05 Saturday W. Lacrosse   SUNY Stony Brook   HOME   12:00 PM
3/12/05 Saturday Softball   vs.
Florida Atlantic$   Miami, FL   2:00 PM
3/12/05 Saturday Softball   at
Florida International$   Miami, FL   7:00 PM
3/13/05 Sunday Softball   TBD$  
Miami, FL   TBD 
3/13/05 Sunday M. Lacrosse   Sacred Heart%  
Delray Beach, FL   11:00 AM
3/13/05 Sunday Baseball   George
Washington   Washington, DC   1:00 PM
3/16/05 Wednesday Baseball  
Lafayette#   Miami, FL   11:00 AM
3/18/05 Friday Track & Field   Baldy Castillo Invitational  
Tempe, AZ   10:00 AM
3/18/05 Friday Baseball  
Florida International   Miami, FL   7:00 PM
3/19/05 Saturday Track & Field   Baldy Castillo Invitational  
Tempe, AZ   10:00 AM
3/19/05 Saturday Baseball  
Florida International   Miami, FL   1:00 PM
3/19/05 Saturday Softball   Yale   HOME   1:00 PM
3/19/05 Saturday M. Lacrosse  
Delaware   Newark, DE   2:00 PM
3/20/05 Sunday M. Tennis  
Florida Atlantic   Boca Rotan, FL   TBA 
3/20/05 Sunday Softball   at Drexel  
Philadelphia, PA   11:00 AM
3/22/05 Tuesday W. Lacrosse   Wagner  
Staten Island, NY   3:30 PM
3/23/05 Wednesday Track & Field  
Arizona Multi   Scottsdale, AZ   TBA 
3/23/05 Wednesday Softball   at Hofstra  
Hempstead, NY   2:00 PM
3/23/05 Wednesday Baseball   Lehigh   HOME   3:00 PM
3/24/05 Thursday Track & Field  
Arizona Multi   Scottsdale, AZ   TBA  
3/24/05 Thursday W. Tennis  
Fairfield*   HOME   2:30 PM
3/24/05 Thursday W. Lacrosse  
Iona   HOME   3:00 PM
3/25/05 Friday Track & Field  
Arizona State Invitational   Tempe, AZ   TBA 
3/26/05 Saturday Track & Field  
Arizona State Invitational   Tempe, AZ   TBA 
3/26/05 Saturday Track & Field   West Point Invitational  
West Point, NY   10:00 AM
3/26/05 Saturday Baseball   Saint Peter's* (DH)  
Jersey City, NJ   12:00 PM
3/26/05 Saturday M. Lacrosse  
Siena*   HOME   1:00 PM
3/26/05 Saturday Softball   at Stony Brook   Stony
Brook, NY   1:00 PM
3/27/05 Sunday Baseball   Saint Peter's*  
Jersey City, NJ   12:00 PM
3/29/05 Tuesday M. Tennis   Rutgers  
Piscataway, NJ   TBA 
3/29/05 Tuesday Baseball   St. Francis-NY$  
Brooklyn, NY   3:00 PM
3/30/05 Wednesday Baseball   Fordham   HOME   3:00 PM
3/30/05 Wednesday M. Tennis   Fordham  
Bronx, NY   3:30 PM
3/31/05 Thursday Softball   at LaSalle  
Philadelphia, PA   2:00 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  


Buffalo, NY (February 25, 2005)- Manhattan staged a wild comeback in the second half, scoring 17 unanswered points to take a 60-55 lead with 2:10 remaining in regulation. Canisius came back to tie, however, and sent the game into overtime, ultimately capturing a 72-64 decision tonight at the Koessler Athletic Center. Senior Serra Sangar scored 18 points to pace Manhattan, while Becky Zak led Canisius with 19.



Washington, DC (February 25, 2005)- The GW Softball Colonial Challenge Tournament, which was scheduled as the Manhattan Softball team's season opening tournament, has been cancelled due to inclement weather. No make-up dates have been set at this time. The Lady Jaspers' next scheduled game takes place March 8 at 3:00 p.m., when Manhattan will take on defending Big East champ Seton Hall in South Orange, NJ



Riverdale, NY (February 24, 2004)- Manhattan honored seniors Peter Mulligan and Justin Gatling before the game, and went on to defeat Canisius, 85-62, tonight at Draddy Gym. The win moved the Jaspers into a fourth place tie with Saint Peter’s with one game left in the regular season. Mulligan poured in a game-high 23 points to pace Manhattan, which improved to 14-12 overall and 9-8 in MAAC play. The win was the Jaspers’ fourth straight MAAC win.



Former Jaspers Luis Flores was traded from the Golden State Warriors to the Denver Nuggets in a Trading Deadline deal. Flores, along with Eduardo Najera and a 1st round pick, went to Denver in exchange for Rodney White and Nikoloz Tskitishvili.



Riverdale, NY (February 24, 2005)–The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference office announced that 24 members of the Manhattan College men's and women's indoor track & field teams were named to the 2005 New York Lottery Academic Team





Sports from Other Sources

[JR: At the risk of losing some of my aura of omnipotence or at least omni-pia-presence, you can see Jasper Sports stories at: so for brevity’s sake I will not repeat them here. I will just report the ones that come to my attention and NOT widely reported. No sense wasting electrons!]

The Baltimore Sun
February 19, 2005
HEADLINE: Loyola women defeat Manhattan; College Basketball

The Loyola women's basketball team ended a six-game road losing streak with a 56-43 win over Manhattan last night.

The Greyhounds hit nine of 11 free throws over the final 11 minutes to seal the win.

Jackie Valderas scored six points for Loyola in that stretch, and Lauren Troupe added five, including a three-point play.

Katie Scherle led the Greyhounds (8-16, 7-8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with 13 points and eight rebounds and Valderas followed with 12 points and five rebounds.

Joann Nwafili and Serra Sangar led the Jaspers (10-14, 6-9) with 13 and 12 points, respectively.

MANHATTAN - Reed 3-9 1-2 7, Nwafili 4-6 4-4 13, Flood 1-3 0-1 2, Dellinger 2-10 0-0 4, Sangar 6-18 0-0 12, Tracey 0-1 0-0 0, Cottrell 1-2 0-0 2, Bernal-Silva 1-3 0-0 2, Godinez 0-1 0-0 0, LePinner 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-53 5-7 43. LOYOLA - Valderas 5-10 2-2 12, Harrington 2-5 2-4 6, Glessner 3-7 0-0 6, Dunn 2-8 2-2 6, Scherle 3-6 7-9 13, Toliver 1-3 1-3 3, Orsini 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Wood 0-1 1-2 1, Troupe 3-7 3-3 9. Totals 19-47 18-25 56. Halftime - Loyola, 25-22. 3-point goals - Manhattan 2-9 (Reed 0-1, Nwafili 1-2, Dellinger 0-2, Sangar 0-1, Tracey 0-1, Cottrell 1-2); Loyola 0-1 (Troupe 0-1). Fouled out - None. Rebounds - Manhattan 32 (Bernal-Silva 6); Loyola 37 (Scherle 8). Assists - Manhattan 7 (Nwafili, Sangar 2); Loyola 8 (Dunn 4). Total fouls - Manhattan 20, Loyola 12. A - 224.

LOAD-DATE: February 19, 2005



University Wire
February 18, 2005 Friday
HEADLINE: RU track jumps into spring season with high hopes
BYLINE: By David Gurney, Daily Targum; SOURCE: Rutgers U.

The winter season is still going on, but for the Rutgers men's track and field team, it's difficult for them to hide the excitement they have for the upcoming spring season.

Just ask sophomore sprinter Rob Waters.

"We're all pretty excited," he said. "Even though we're still in indoors right now-we have the Big East championships this week-but it's kind of hard not to think about outdoors, especially coming off the year we had last year.

"We were so close to winning it and we know what we're capable of doing."

Fresh off of a second-place Big East finish last season (losing by only 12 points to Notre Dame) and a second-place finish in the IC4A Championships (losing by 1 1/4 points to first-place Army), the Knights are ready to leap the proverbial hurdle and look to better those marks with a strong roster returning many key contributors from last season's team.

"I think they're a real special group," Rutgers head coach Mike Mulqueen said. "A lot of these guys started here as walk-ons, guys who came in and saw we had a decent program and obviously great education here at Rutgers.

"It's interesting, we're in a position to possibly win the Big East Championship -- we're one of the main contenders with Notre Dame and Pittsburgh and others -- and it's interesting going down the roster and seeing that some of our best guys are walk-ons who came onto the team."

The squad -- comprised primarily of New Jerseyans (41 of the 51 athletes are from in-state) -- has come a long way as a program and Coach Mulqueen believes that this group is more than ready to take the program to even greater heights.

"Until last spring we had never been higher than fourth in the Big East and they came within 12 points of winning it -- something they had never done before," Mulqueen said. "They were disappointed, but it was a good disappointment because it helped them realize how far they had come. Now we're in position to do it again and that's what separates this group apart is just how well they mesh together."

The team is bolstered by returnees Waters, junior decathlete Trevor O'Grady, senior discus Sam Segond, and senior heptathlon/high jump/decathlon Greg Ostrowicki.

As a freshman, the walk-on Waters won the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints at the Big East Championship and helped contribute to the winning 4x100 team by running a blistering third leg. Consequently, Waters was named Outstanding Track Performer at the event by the conference coaches.

He was also named All-East in the 200-meter and was named to the All-East Regional Team while placing eighth in the NCAA East Regional.

"With a team like ours and the limitations that we have on scholarships, we rely a lot on these success stories, like Rob Waters," Mulqueen said. "Coach Kelly recruited him from a small private school and he came here and just blossomed."

O'Grady, one of the steady veterans on the team, was the Big East Decathlon Champion last season with a score of 7,212 points, a new program record. He placed second in the decathlon at the IC4A Championship and was named to the All-Big East and All-East teams.

A player willing to step up in other events to aid the team's successes, O'Grady also scored at the Big East Championships in the high jump and the 4x400 relay. In addition, he ran key legs in both the Penn Relays and the IC4A Championship and helped lead the squad to a victory in the IC4A.

"I see myself as another piece," O'Grady said. "I know the team can win without me, but I know I have to do my part. As doing the decathlon, because we go first we usually have to set the tone for the rest of the meet. Last year we swept the decathlon and with the whole team watching and the energy was just great.

"Guys just started putting up personal records after it."

Segond, a two-time NCAA First Team All-American and three-time Big East Discus Champion, has been the backbone of the steadily improving team. In the NCAA Championships, Segond placed ninth in the discus, good enough to give him all-NCAA honors.

Moreover, Segond was able to record a second-place finish in the discus during the Big East Championships and recorded third-place in both the shot put and the discus at the IC4A Championships.

Ostrowicki is coming off a season that saw him earn All-Big East and All-East accolades. He followed O'Grady's first-place finish in the Big East decathlon by coming in second with a score of 6,852 points.

As one of only 11 seniors on the 51-player roster, Ostrowicki has seen the culmination of his personal hard work, as well as the hard work of the program, come to fruition this season.

"I've been involved for four years and at the beginning of my freshman and sophomore years we've trying to build up, trying to get to this competitive level of the top three teams," Ostrowicki said. "Last year we really got a taste for this and for me, we were talking all year about how we were a good team and to see it all come together in a meet really solidified in our heads that we're capable of doing this."

Other key returnees are junior Marquis Allen (school record-holder in long jump and named to the All-Big East team four times), sophomore Paul Applegate (Big East scorer in the discus), Adam Golembeski (third in the Big East in decathlon), junior Gary Peters (Big East scorer in the triple jump) and junior Ryan Westman (All-East and All-Big East in 500-meter and 4x400 and record-holder for fastest time in 500-meter in 2003).

But according to Waters, with the development of every individual, the entire team has looked poised to make a strong run in the spring.

"It's kind of hard to point anyone out because everyone is really stepping their game up so you can't really pinpoint anyone on our side," Waters said. "Everyone does what they have to do every week for the good of the team. Together, we're all improving as a team, it's not just one person you can point out."

Many of these athletes are walk-ons and its that position that inspires their work-ethic, but Mulqueen says that being a walk-on doesn't equate to a discrepancy of talent.

"Whether you're a scholarship athlete or not, it's all about being on that team," Mulqueen said. "I went to Manhattan College as a non-scholarship athlete and I never once got out of line thinking I was inferior to anybody else. These guys feel the same way."

The spring outdoors season begins on March 17 when the squad travels down to Miami, Fl. for the Miami Invitational.

Just don't ask Waters to hold the anticipation in.

"We talk about it [the spring season] everyday-we have some high hopes for this season."

LOAD-DATE: February 18, 2005



The Daily Princetonian via U-Wire
February 16, 2005 Wednesday
HEADLINE: Princeton men, women sweep at Jadwin
BYLINE: By Aaron Weil, The Daily Princetonian; SOURCE: Princeton U.

Get out the broomsticks. The Princeton University men's and women's tennis teams swept their opposition this weekend in their first home stand of the season at Jadwin Gymnasium. Both teams recorded two wins to complete the successful outing.

Head coach Glenn Michibata's men's team (3-2 overall) rebounded from a difficult road loss to Clemson and opened the weekend in dominant fashion. On Saturday evening, the Tigers downed South Carolina State (0-4) by a lopsided 7-0 score without losing a single set in either singles or doubles play. The following day, Princeton had to work much harder for its victory, narrowly edging Manhattan College (3-1), 4-3.

Meanwhile, close matches were the norm for head coach Kathy Sell's women's team (2-0), as the Tigers eked out a pair of 4-3 victories to start its season, downing Richmond (2-3) on Saturday afternoon and Temple (0-2) on Sunday afternoon.


The men's opening match was highlighted by junior No. 5 Shannon Morales' crushing victory over the Bulldogs' Parantap Chaturredi, in which Morales won all but one game.

At the No. 2 singles spot, sophomore Sratha Saengsuwarn made quick work of his opponent, Andrew Mawire, running away with a 6-1, 6-1 win. Freshman Ashwat Sarohia also downed his foe without much difficulty, defeating Dragan Bisercic in straight sets (6-1, 6-3) to claim the No. 4 singles point.

Princeton dominated the pro-set doubles play, winning all three matches to earn the doubles point. The No. 2 team of Saengsuwarn and Sarohia and No. 3 team of juniors Hans Plukas and Andrew Lieu both grabbed landslide 8-2 victories.

The Tigers continued to dominate in doubles against the Jaspers the following day as both the team of Saengsuwarn and Sarohia and the team of junior Darius Craton and Morales both routed their opponents with 8-1 scores.

The highlight of doubles play, however, was Plukas' and Lieu's 17-game thriller against Manhattan's duo of Erez Cohen and Zoltan Bus. The Jaspers jumped out to an early lead, but Plukas and Lieu fought back to send the game to a tiebreak. Finally, in the tiebreak's 14th point, Plukas hit a topspin forehand shot from the service line and Bus' return volley sailed out, giving Princeton the 9-8 (8-6) victory.

Saengsuwarn gave up only two games in a decisive 6-2, 6-0 win over Cohen on Sunday. The other singles matches were closely contested, but wins by Craton at the No. 1 spot and Sarohia at No. 4 were enough to give Princeton the overall 4-3 victory on the day.

"This match against Manhattan College was definitely a stepping stone for us as a team," Sarohia said. "We had to deal with a team that fought very hard. I am very proud of all the guys on the team for pulling out a tough match."

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LOAD-DATE: February 16, 2005







From: Reinke via Yahoo from Anywhere
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 7:52 AM
To: Alison Bowlin (2008)
Subject: Sorry to see you leave.

21 Feb 05

Ms. Alison Bowlin (2008)

Dear Ms. Bowlin,

I was sorry to see that you signed off Jottings. Perhaps, it was something we said or failed to say. Do or failed to do. Or, some expectation that we didn't meet.

Feedback is the essence of change. If I don't know why you left, then I am blind to what moves the readership.

Now, it could a been a lot of things. Information overload, changing schools, no time, yada, and yada.

Whatever the reason, whether you care to share it with me or not, please be advised that you are more than welome to browse, rejoin, or just ask for something.

My wife tells me I can be "overbearing" (what me bearing over?), especially when I want it "my way". In this case, all I want is you to be OK and get back to me if there is something you need that I can supply.

Just trying to repay my Karmic debt to the Universe,

John '68

[JR: No response? ]




From: Rob Kuhn [1973]
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 7:08 PM
Subject: FW: Report of a "landing" - SEND CONGRATS & RES

Hi John . . .

Just wanted to touch base as a (lately, sometime) reader of your Jasper Alumni News.

I say "sometime" because I got off track with regular reading of the news during the holidays and haven't gotten back into the weekly habit yet - though I am saving the news as text in case I luck into some free time one of these days!

Actually, I writing mainly to congratulate! you on your (fairly) recent arrival with Comcast. I have been in transition so long now the word "transition" hardly applies accurately.

As an experienced job seeker and networker yourself, I'm sure you've experienced many of the micro-situations that arise when in this condition, though I doubt any one person could experience all the possibilities.

Despite having read so much to the contrary, I have spent a lot of my time using online boards, both the few that are dedicated to my personal areas of expertise and some of the universal job pools we're all familiar with.

I have done some networking, but have not sufficiently refined my approach and concentrated my efforts. No sooner had I loaded my information into the college's Web site (last year) than they dumped it all - and I haven't taken the time to reload it. I'm equally ashamed of my high school, which has ignored the opportunity to create a useful real-world project for their best computer science candidates. Instead, they've contracted with a publisher to aggregate their alumni database - which I'm sure they will want to sell to me, rather than simply make it available for my convenience as an occasional contributor when fiscally able.

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Congratulations, again, on your successful landing! And, thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide me.

Best regards,
Rob Kuhn ('73)


From: Reinke, F. John (in my Networking persona)
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 9:48 AM
To: 'Rob Kuhn'
Subject: RE: Report of a "landing" - SEND CONGRATS & RES

Hi Rob,

Hey, sometime reader is better than a no time reader anytime. Too many "times" in that sentence.

Congrats accepted. Although I too hate the "transitions". Us old farts don't "transition" well.

"Some networking." That's needs "some" help.

(1) I have a "searcher's" reading list.  Ofwhich, I recommend Lucht's book and workbook enthusiastically. It gives you some absolutely rock solid ideas to follow. It's not "your" plan to transition, but, it's the methodology to develop "your" plan.

My wife says I get to wound up with this stuff and overpower people. I keep buying copies with my Christmas and Birthday gift cards (What else can a family give a nerd but books?) My inventory is zero right now or I'd send it to you.

(2) Using Lucht's concept, I suggest that every searcher prep a "networking profile". (Not my original idea. I took the concept from Execunet and refined it for my purposes. Here's my old one.  (Note to self: needs update)

(3) As a Jasper, you have a unique resource available. Two cracker jack hunters will take your call merely because you are a fellow Jasper.

(4) I have found some sites exceptionally useful.

(5) You may know I have played around extensively with the Internet Social Networks.  It's just one more way to cast a wider networking net. You are connected RIGHT NOW with 133 people. You can exploit those IMMEDIATELY.

(6) I try to tell people that they are not alone. From my experiences, I learned that a Job Hunt Group is a great way to get started. When I was first in transition a group of us at the turkey farm created a "fraternity of turkeys". We called in Delta Beta Mu. (We were at the Drake Beam Morin turkey far.) We mostly all were looking for something different. But, for some reason, we bonded. We became a hunting machine. Everybody had everybody's profile, from whence came "my" format. We handed off opportunities, networking contacts, a and info. We supported each other with condolences when a "perfect" job didn't get offered, gave kick in the butt for those who were cycling down, and helped those particularly who were "aging out" (i.e., their company paid time was running out or was out). I know two other Jaspers who are "out" and looking to get "in". Maybe I could form you'all up into a team. If you're interested.

"Alumni groups" sell you stuff. Know the feeling. I try to urge seekers to never pay for anything like "job services". (Although I have been sorely tempted to try WSA. The letter writing guy! He sounds good!) I have paid to join Execunet.  It gave me some good stuff, some good listings, and some good leads. It's not cheap. But, I thought it was valuable. That's a very personal decision.

Hope this helps,
You're not alone,

Ps, no sense saving the stuff. Jottings that is. It's online in two places  and . So saving the messages will just make you feel guilty. :-)


[JR: An outside of the box comment.]

I think that if we are to become a true community and more than just an oddity, this type of email is essential. It's real and near real-time.

It is essential in that the readership has to take risks with the community. Rob gave his OK to use this in the Jottings. That's taking a risk that this forum is more than my ego trip. Here Rob is telling us about what he is facing.

It is essential for the readership to act on the email. With 600+ readers, there is tremendous power sitting at the other end of the screen. At least that is what I see. So every reader needs to do something! It can be say a prayer. It can be send an encouraging note. Buy him a cup of coffee and let him "practice" on you. Network in the Lucht sense with him. If you're employed, see if your employer needs help. Review what Rob has said for something specific you can do and then do it. Actions speak louder than words. Actions talk; "bs" walks. You need to take a risk if you really appreciate Jottings. It's your turn.

It is essential for the readership, and everyone says they enjoy Jottings, to ensure its success by making something happen here in this case. This is a read good indication if we Jaspers still have the energy and smarts to accomplish something. It will mean that Jottings is more than just an email chain letter, but is a new pair of dimes (paradigm consultant speak for thinking differently, outside the box, a genius' master thought).

I am always looking for the new novel use of the internet. Here's the acid test if this Jottings is worth all the blood, sweat, and tears that I have put into it. I envisioned it as a way for Jaspers to be better than the Ivies and Dukies despite being smaller, poorer, and "dumber" (yup, sorry to say those guys and gals have higher sats on average than we do.). I like to think of myself as Jasper "injuneer". We make things work. No excuses! So let's put this Jottings bulldozer in gear, take it out for spin, and see what we can do with it.

You want to motivate the CIC for another year. Take the challenge.




From: Sheryl Chung (Class of 1996) 
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 10:01 PM
Subject: Manhattan Alumni

Hello John,

I was a 1996 Manhattan College graduate and I have been receiving your weekly newsletter.  You have been doing a very good job.  I wanted to include some useful information but I was unsure how to post it.  My ophthalmologist for a long time, and an excellent ophthalmologist with whom I have been also learning from as I pursue my schooling in optometry, has opened a new practice.  I wanted to find out if you could post the address for me in the next upcoming newsletter for any Manhattan alumni who may be looking for an ophthalmologist to care for their eyes.  His name is Kevin R. Mathisson, M.D., specializing in Medical and Surgical Diseases of the Eye.  Address: 2150 Central Park Avenue, Suite 208 Yonkers, NY 10710.  If you would like more description of his work you can find it on his website:

Sheryl Chung (Class of 1996) 

[JR: Clearly we have a no advertising policy. So I am sorry I can post an ad for your tutor. We can of course discuss your email. Nice touch, start with a compliment, stroke his ego, and then ask for some thing. ;-) By the way, did you check with him about what you are doing? Anything that I ever see about or by docs, lawyers, and brokers always have some weasel words. You know "consult your doc before starting any", "not a offer for representation but a referral service", "no offer to sell which can only be made by prospectus", and my personal favorite "your mileage may vary". I have never gotten "their mileage". Sigh. But, surely, you can give us your opinion, which is better than no opinion. Too many people have to start from the phone book. So your recommendation may help one of our readers get off their duff and take some action. Hey you out there, get going, you can't read Jottings if you can't see! You do get annual checkups right? Even if you can't see, take drive (just kidding) up and see Sheryl. I'm sure she'll take your cane and lead you by the arm from the car to the office. Yes, you can keep talking on your cell phone. ]

[JR: Ok, now that they're not listening, about the discount for Jasper Jottings editors? ] 




From: Michael F. McEneney [1953]
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 1:22 PM
To: John Reinke
Subject: Test

Dear John,

             This is a test  of my scanning prowess. My grandson showed me how to do it. I did fine while he was here but I am not sure now if I got it right.

             This is the first part of the Ronnie article. I will try to send the second part as well.


Devoted Jaspers fan has a loyal following, too

Special Olympics competitor embraced by athletic department

Jane McManus

The 10urnal News

Ronnie Weintraub didn't even have a floor pass for the Democratic National Convention this summer in Boston, but .he knows how to work a room. As an athlete in the New York Special Olympics, Weintraub recognized Tony Bifaro, a former board chair for Special Olympics New York and a union or~anizer working for the convention.

Floor pass, check.

    On the night of John Kerry's acceptance speech, Weintraub enjoyed it from the lofty heights of John Edwards' box in Fleet Center. He got there through a series of small conversations with the right people, whom Weintraub has a knack for targeting.

"People sense that he's differ­ent," Special Olympics New York president Neal Johnson said. "Some try to move him along and some accept that he should be there. ... I couldn't have gotten anywhere near that box."

He had done it before. Weintraub once converted a simple comped ticket to a Manhattan men's basketball game into a unique place in the halls, and heart, of the institution.

From a chance meeting with Manhattan athletic director Bob Byrnes 15 years ago, Weintraub has become part of the program. He wears a green Manhattan sweat shirt, college baseball cap, and three Special Olympics


Please see WEINTRAUB, 3C


Dear John,

                           Here is part 2 of the test. When you get a chance, please let me know how (or if) it worked.




Manhattan's biggest fan gets fl) medals, and practically bleeds Jaspers green.

"It's good for our kids," Byrnes said. "It's good for kids who have talents to see that there are others in this world."

Weintraub, 44, is a highly func­tional mentally disabled man, but that diagnosis doesn't do him justice. He can talk reels about the minutiae of Metro Atlantic Athlet­ic Conference basketball, but he gets noticeably uncomfortable when asked to talk about himself.

Weintraub was raised by his  grandparents in New York City a~ter his parents died tragically. His : family is scattered, so when his I grandfather died in 1978, Wein­: traub said he felt alone.

: Not anymore. Not since Man­I hattan took him in.

'The kids are great to me; Bob­o by (Gonzalez) is great," Wein­I traub said, "and Bob has been just I like a father to me."

I It all started when Manhattan : hosted the Special Olympics in I 1989.

I Weintraub introduced himself I to Byrnes, who invited him to I come to a men's basketball game.

Sandra Taylor, now the associate athletic director, was a freshman ticket taker when Weintraub showed up unannounced and said he was Byrnes' guest

"He didn't have a ticket, and we didn't know who he was," she said.

Byrnes got him in, and now he is at every home game during the men's and women's basketball

I seasons, sitting on the end of the I press table. When Myndi Hill and Gonzalez got their coaching posi­tions, they knew Weintraub was part of the deal.

"They've adopted him, and it's a strange situation when you're talking about an adult," Johnson said. "But it's a great situation for him, and he just loves them."

Weintraub has a job as a mes­senger at a law firm, but that doesn't stop him from traveling with the men's team. He and Byrnes have a deal: If Weintraub can get to a game, Byrnes has promised a lift back on the team bus.

"He knows if they lose, there is no talking," Taylor said with a laugh.

Weintraub, who lives in a group home on Roosevelt Island, uses only public transportation, and at times it takes 90 minutes to nego­tiate the trip on two subways to Draddy Gymnasium.

"It's not an easy place to get to," Byrnes said. "I've driven him home a couple of times."

Weintraub is rarely late, even if it means a 14-hour bus trip to Buf­falo. He took vacation last year for a bus trip to North Carolina, and Byrnes put him up in a hotel. He regularly makes it to out-of-the­way places in Trenton, NJ., and Fairfield, Conn., and he once com­pleted a trip to Baltimore on a night so snowy that Byrnes him­self turned around.

"It was in the middle of a bliz­zard, a game that nobody made," said Joel Blumberg, the play-by­play person for the Jaspers' radio games. "Brian (Mahoney) and I had to turn around, but Ronnie got there."

With a savvy that plays against type, Weintraub can speak with­out exhaustion on his favorite team to nearly anyone. As a result, Weintraub has press passes for every Manhattan away game and knows an incredible number of people across the MAAC.

He makes copies of handwritten statistics - assists, rebounds, shooting percentages and the like -and puts them on the press table before each game. They are nearly illegible, but Byrnes once com- 1 pared them to the official NCAA stats and the numbers checked out I

At the press table, Weintraub does an enthusiastic play-by-play. RNN once inadvertently put a floor microphone close to Wein­traub's seat during a broadcast this season, and the Manhattan sports information director heard from some confused alumni.

"We kept getting calls, 'We can hear your radio guys on the TV,' " Mike Antonaccio said.

A few years ago during the MAAC tournament, the league presented Weintraub with a plaque for being its No.1 fan. They called his name on the loud­speaker, and he walked out to cen­ter court to accept the plaque to boisterous applause.

"I was shocked," Weintraub said, and then paused. "I thought that was nice."


[JR: Hey Mike, not bad for your first attempt. It was so good I didn't even bother to try to beat it. As you can see these things are not yet good enough. To be consider more than experimental. They claim higher than 99% but I don't believe that. Still useful though. Ain't technology miraculous? I was listening to an "IT conversation" podcast that said they can "internet" all knowledge every created. Their model was scan a book for ten bucks and "print – bind – hand it over" for a buck in near zilch time anywhere in the world. They have bunch of prototypes in India, Uganda, and such.  Cheaper than a library can load an existing book. What you've experienced is the front end of that value proposition. I have software that does what you did and creates a PDF that anyone with a computer can view. The world is changing. At one time I considered creating PDFs of Jottings for people to print and distribute to their non-computerized Jaspers. You know once reach should exceed one's grasp. It had to be done that way cause jottings printed now runs 20+ pages. At a nickel a page, it cost too much. If I PDFed it I thought I could get it to less than 5 pages. I discontinued that line of research as too labor (me) intensive. But, interesting, no?]





Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 9:34 AM
To: Michael Toner
Subject: Re: Curmudgeon's Position


Your welcome. Etc. etc.

It'll take time for C to respond. But since I agree with him, I'll take up the issue.

The Church in my strongly-held not-so-humble opinion (IMsHnsHO as opposed to IMHO) errs when it gets into tactical details. They can say with all their authority that we as individuals in a society have to provide effective compassion for the poor. No argument there! They are well within their area of expertise. But, the minute they say "raise the minimum wage" they are now into the Economist's area of expertise. I believe that we can demonstrate:(1) raising the minimum wage hurts poor people; (2) is used by politicians to give money to the labor unions bosses; (3) is used by politicians to increases the amount of money that they get in taxes; (4) transfers the benefits of effective charity from us as individuals to the government; and (5) trains the citizens to look to government as the savior and protector.

(1) HURTS  I believe that C was describing the story I tell about my cousin being displaced by automation WHEN the government raised the minimum wage. What he was illustrating was that a government action hurts those at the very bottom rung whose contribution is not worth the higher wage. (I wish I was as eloquent as Walter Williams, Tom Sowell, or others. Maybe I'll send this to Doctor Williams for help.) Raising the minimum wage is like pulling up the bottom rung of the economic ladder. (I envision a fire escape where the bottom run is unreachable from the street but descends to the street from above when under load.) If a worker can't make a contribution greater than the cost of his employment, then he doesn't work. He then is trained to turn to the government for welfare, unemployment, or other relief. Envision the teenager, educated in the government skools, trying to contribute more than he earns. No wonder minority unemployment is huge. No wonder youth unemployment is huge. No wonder the government keeps it this way. You have to look at the margins. That is why I "like" that elevator operator story. Government imposed a hidden tax and big business looks like the villain.

(2) UNION BOSSES Politicians, via the mechanism of raising the overall wage rate of the employment ladder, funnel more money into their contributor's pockets. Raise the minimum wage. All wages rise to keep the ladder. The side effect is marginal business fail. Union members get a raise. Union dues go up. Thus, politicians have funneled more money into the hands of the union bosses who turn around and contribute to their favorite politicians. Businesses, who are really just transfer agents, have to raise prices to cover their increased labor costs, if they can. Labor, in general, is now priced higher and at a competitive disadvantage to other political jurisdictions. Can anyone spell "outsourced to India"? No wonder the minimum wage is increased very year. Oh yeah, it does. No wonder why some states have higher than the federal government minimum wage. Oh yeah, some do.  No wonder, we're on a treadmill.

Mental experiment. The politicians raise the minimum wage to $7 per hour. Why not $10? Why not $100? The answer is? The Communist Socialist experiment call USSR demonstrated that politicians can't manage squat! The reason that America is an economic engine is the relatively free economy, at least by comparison to the rest of the world. Markets enable people to make choices. The market economy ensures that everyone who makes a contribution gets rewarded. Big contributions, big rewards. Little, little. When the government inserts itself into free exchanges, then we have problems. Why not say everyone has to be paid 200k like a politicians? Because there would be no service that anyone, almost anyone, could offer that would be worth that 200k. Oh yeah, maybe hitting a baseball 500 yards. But who'd be in the seats?

(3) TAXES Oh yeah, when you earn your $1 and hour more, 40 times 52 = 2080k per year, guess waht hppens to the old 1040 next year? Yup, you betcha, you'll give more to the President, the Governor, and the Mayor. Now when the costs in the federal government, state government, county government, town government, and skool system go up, guess what also will go up? Yup, taxes. And when everything goes up, prices will go up. Don't ya just wish they took a gun and robbed you? Oh yeah, they are.

(4) CHARITY I always cite  for the principles of effective compassion. If I pay a dollar in tax, then I know a huge percentage is wasted. I give every month to HomeFrontNJ  to help the poor. I know that Connie Mercer, the director can make 21 nickels out of every dollar that comes in the door. I feel better about that contribution because I know it is being used to make a difference. My taxes go to yet another phony war on poverty.  

How are the poor best aided? After a thirty year governmental "War on Poverty" failed to reduce poverty in America, a consensus developed that the centralized entitlement approach of the federal government created more problems than it solved. Consequently, in 1996 welfare reform and its "Charitable Choice" provision paved the way for more involvement by the private sector, especially by faith-based institutions, in helping the poor make the transition from welfare to work. The welfare reform law of 1996 was a first step away from direct federal control of help to the poor and toward private sector solutions-but it was only a first step. The Acton Institute envisions a revivified civil society that is energetically involved in transforming the lives of the poor with a minimum of government intervention.

(5) TRAINING All this government assumption of "space" trains the American population to look to the government for answers. We are as conditioned as sheep ready to be shorn. The pioneer spirit is drained from the average Joe or Jane as more government "help" increases the load we have to carry. The American Revolution was over pennies on the dollar. We have been "baloney sliced" to death. No single slice (i.e., the inflation of our currency, the phony war on drugs, the victim disarmament laws, the wars of aggression, welfare, medicare, medicaid, and "social security") could be fought, and cumulatively it all loads up the camel.

I know that this is a long response. But, you hit a nerve. I am afraid that we may have or will kill the golden goose of the American dream.



From: Michael Toner
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 3:05 PM
Subject: Re: Curmudgeon's Position

Dear John,

Thanks for taking the time to compose such a thoughtful reply. I agree with you that venal people (2, 3, above) can abuse the best intentions of either individuals or legislators.

My original point, that I don’t think you’ve addressed, is that a simple “we don’t want to pay a new minimum wage so we will fire the person” (1) action is not a “values neutral” action – which was implied in Curmudgeon’s original posting.  Raising the min wage may result in “pulling up the bottom rung of the economic ladder” but by the time it happens that rung is usually so far below water that anyone on that rung is drowning anyway. Can people realistically live on less than $6/hr. ?

As to the government (5) (that is – us acting collectively) I think that sometime it has to be the individual’s protector. (I think there is only one Savior :-)  ) Can I, individually, prevent a company from creating another Love Canal situation? (I live in Buffalo again.)

anyway, thanks for your thoughts and for your work on Jottings – your comments and the e-mail are my favorite sections....

mike toner




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FOUND: Pixley, Fiona (MCfac)

Associate Professor Fiona Pixley, MB.BS, MRCP, PhD

Fiona Pixley graduated with first class honours from the University of Western Australia in 1980 and was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Medicine at Oxford University and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr Pixley was awarded the Medical Research Council (UK) Fellowship in Recombinant DNA Technology in 1989 and then worked for two years as Senior Research Registrar at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford. From 1990-1994 Dr Pixley was the Leukemia Society of America Research Fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at the Bronx, New York, and since 1995 she has been the Research associate at this institution, as well as Adjunct Professor at Manhattan College in New York. Dr Pixley has published numerous articles in the fields of molecular biology and immunologic diseases.







Curmudgeon's Final Words This Week

Beneath the Learning Curve
by Lady Liberty

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I don't believe that government does many jobs very well, and public schooling is no exception. Private schools whether religious or not, home schooling, and even many charter schools have all proved more efficient in terms of both education and expense. There are also significant issues of both fairness and inefficiencies that must be addressed where the financing of public schooling is concerned. Personally, I believe that public schools should be eliminated all together in favor of better alternatives. That being said, getting rid of public schooling will be no small thing. Until naysayers are convinced, the NEA stripped of its power, and dramatic changes are made, the least we can do is improve the existing system. NCLB is a good thought, but it, too, falls short in its execution thanks largely to a culture of teachers and administrators that has made up its mind it knows best for our children, and what it "knows" at the moment is that knowledge is secondary.

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I have read recently about Catholic schools closing in the tri-state area. I think I know a principal who was displaced as a result. It is hard to provide a service you pay for when someone else is giving it away free. Catholic schools versus “public” skools. No competition. Free and worse will KO costly but better every time. Call it the Microsoft model. We, as a religious minority, should have been griping since day 1 that the government running skools was a violation of our religious freedom. We should have been arguing that by providing a service that we couldn’t use at our expense was tantamount to religious persecution. I never heard that argument made. So fifty years later, we are losing our Catholic schools. When will we wake up? Other minorities fight. Christians appear to roll over and play dead.


And that’s the last word.