Sunday 07 August 2005

Dear Jaspers,

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1 Construction Industry Golf Open

18 Jersey Shore Club Day at the Races




My list of Jaspers who are in harm's way:
- Afghanistan
- Feldman, Aaron (1997)
- Iraq
- Sekhri, Sachin (2000)
- Unknown location
- - Lynch, Chris (1991)
- Uzbekistan
- Brock (nee Klein-Smith), Lt Col Ruth (1979)

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



Be the change you want to see in the world.

M.K. Gandhi





DNA Test Frees Pa. Man After 19 Years
By RAMESH SANTANAM, Associated Press Writer
Tue Aug 2, 4:08 AM

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PITTSBURGH - During his nearly two decades in prison on a rape conviction, Thomas A. Doswell was denied parole four times because he refused to accept responsibility for the crime. But DNA evidence has finally proved what he's been saying all along: He didn't do it.

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Doswell, 46, was convicted in the 1986 rape of a 48-year-old woman at a hospital in Pittsburgh. He was sentenced to 13 to 26 years in prison. At the time, he was the father of two young children.

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"These tests confirmed what Mr. Doswell has been saying from the moment he was charged, that he was innocent and that this was a misidentification brought about by police officers who may have engaged in misconduct," said Colin Starger of the Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in New York. The project helped push for Doswell's release.

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Doswell spent his years in prison getting an associate's degree, learning to speak Spanish and mastering seven musical instruments, including the guitar, saxophone, flute, drums and trumpet.

"I am so happy to be actually seeing him at home instead of in jail," said Crystal Glover, Doswell's girlfriend. "Now we can get on with our lives."

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Now and again, the system does work. Consider however the capital cases were we execute the murderer  How does society correct its mistakes there? Execute the judge. Say “oops”.

No I think that is per se (in and of itself alone) is the most persuasive of the anti death penalty arguments.

Hopefully we are all very thoughtful about such issues.

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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McDonnell, John J. Jr.



Helm, Robert



Apoldo, Lou



Kelly, Ray



Orgon, Edward A.



McKenna, Fred



Cunniffe, Clare A.



Miele, Michael



Daley, Lisa



McKenna, James



Desalvo, Stephen



Gippetti, Elizabeth








Apoldo, Lou



Cunniffe, Clare A.



Daley, Lisa



Desalvo, Stephen



Gippetti, Elizabeth



Helm, Robert



Kelly, Ray



McDonnell, John J. Jr.



McKenna, Fred



McKenna, James



Miele, Michael



Orgon, Edward A.




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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.





[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.]

Cunniffe, Clare A. (1981)
Sales Manager, Financial Services
Computer Associates


Gippetti, Elizabeth(2007)


Miele, Michael (1982)


Orgon, Edward A. (1967)
The Torrenzano Group
NY, NY 10022





[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.]




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PR Newswire US
August 3, 2005 Wednesday 3:09 PM GMT
HEADLINE: John J. McDonnell, Jr. Elected to DealerTrack Board of Directors

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. today announced that John J. McDonnell, Jr. has been elected to its board of directors.

"We are delighted to welcome Jack to the DealerTrack board," said Mark O'Neil, DealerTrack's chairman of the board and chief executive officer. "He is a pioneer in the telecommunications industry, with broad experience as the CEO of public companies in transaction processing technology. We are confident that Jack will provide the board with valuable perspective."

Mr. McDonnell is the founder, chairman and CEO of TNS, Inc., a leading provider of data communications services to processors of credit card, debit card, and ATM transactions worldwide. Previously, he served as chairman and CEO of PaylinX Corp., a software provider for transaction processing, from November 1999 until it was sold to CyberSource Corp. in September 2000. He remains a director of CyberSource.

Mr. McDonnell was the recipient of KPMG Peat Marwick LLP's 1997 High Tech Entrepreneur Award and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2004, he was named one of the top 100 Irish American businessmen by Irish America magazine. He also serves on the North American Advisory Board for the Prime Minister of Ireland.

Mr. McDonnell holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, a M.S.E.E. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Marymount University.

About DealerTrack

DealerTrack is a leading provider of on-demand software and data solutions for the automotive retail industry in the United States. We utilize the Internet to link automotive dealers with banks, finance companies, credit unions and other financing sources, and other service and information providers such as the major credit reporting agencies. We have established a network of active relationships with over 20,000 automotive dealers, including over 80% of all franchised dealers; over 140 financing sources, including the 20 largest independent financing sources in the United States and eight captive financing sources; and a number of other service and information providers to the automotive retail industry. Our credit application processing product enables dealers to automate and accelerate the indirect automotive financing process by increasing the speed of communications between these dealers and their financing sources. Our integrated subscription-based software products and services enable our automotive dealer customers to receive valuable consumer leads, compare various financing and leasing options and programs, sell insurance and other aftermarket products, document compliance with certain laws and execute financing contracts electronically.

CONTACT: Alexi Venneri of DealerTrack, Inc., +1-516-734-3777, ; or David Shein of RF Binder Partners, +1-212-994-7514, , for DealerTrack, Inc.

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SOURCE DealerTrack Holdings, Inc.

LOAD-DATE: August 3, 2005

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White Plains' Daley spurs relay despite her 35 years
(Original Publication: July 31, 2005)

LAGRANGEVILLE — Lisa Daley is far removed from her college dormitory days. So it's understandable that she felt a little awkward sleeping in the dorms at SUNY New Paltz. while her open women's division 1,600-meter-relay teammates have yet to doze off during a college lecture for the first time, for Daley, college is officially one of those do-you-remember-when stories.

"I definitely feel older," the 35 year-old White Plains resident said.

Well, she could've fooled everyone yesterday.

Daley took the baton from Spring Valley's Kamilah McShine in third place in the 1,600 relay and zeroed in on the leaders. She ripped the first turn and tore down the back straightaway and was leading with 200 meters left. Her Hudson Valley team won the open women's relay in 3 minutes, 56.37 seconds yesterday in the Empire State Games at Arlington High School.

It was the first time Daley, who ran for Manhattan College, had competed in the open division. She usually does her damage in the masters but Daley is preparing for this year's World Masters Championships Aug. 4-7 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

But if she felt older it certainly didn't look that way. She also ran the third leg in the open women's division 400 relay, which placed second with Daley, McShine, Lindsey Corbetta (Port Chester) and Jessica Retelny (Scarsdale). All of her teammates on both squads just graduated from high school.

"It's definitely an interesting experience," she said before she took the track for the 1,600 relay, mainly because of the age gap.

Daley also finished second in the open women's 400 in 57.67 and placed third in the 200 on Friday. She wanted to participate in open division for the increased competition as she prepares for worlds. But the energy of her teenage counterparts did remind Daley of her, umm, experience.

"I do feel every little ache and pain," she said.

She earned it.

New Rochelle star Lynne Layne showed her youthful exuberance in winning the 100 in 12.16. Layne, who is entering her senior year, used the Games as her last chance to race before she starts playing soccer in the fall. She came out of the blocks slowly but took control of the race at 40 meters. The indoor national champion is being heavily recruited, with calls from Miami, Tennessee and Arizona among the endless messages that have been left at her house by coaches.

Layne also ran the second leg on the scholastic women's 400 relay, which won in 48.40, along with Erica Johnson, Ossining resident Josalyn White and Avery Evans. White said it was the fastest relay she had ever been on and enough to make her want to come back next year.

"I had a lot of fun," said White, a sophomore. "It was hard practicing the baton passes at first but we did well."

New Rochelle High School assistant track coach Natalia Brown's hammer throw of 49.19 meters (roughly 161 feet, 2 inches) was good for second and a lifetime best for the New Rochelle and SUNY Stony Brook graduate. She finished second in the discus on Friday.

"This is great. Wonderful," she said. "I feel redeemed from yesterday. I finally threw over 160 feet. The kids were there so I had a great support system. They can see me go through the same things they go through and know I can identify with them."

Piermont resident Karissa Sullivan, a member of the Tappan Zee track team, placed third in the heptathlon with 3,510 points. Sullivan just returned from the Junior Olympics in Indianapolis where she competed in the same event. You would think she should get some rest.

"Nope," she said. "I have soccer practice on Monday."

Former Mount Vernon and Manhattan College standout Michanne Cambell placed second in the triple jump, and New Rochelle grad Kerry Ann Robinson finished third. Retelny finished third in the open women's 100.


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US Fed News
July 28, 2005 Thursday 5:06 AM EST

The office of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., issued the following press release:

Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill, entitled the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), was approved by the Conference Committee on which Senator Clinton served and includes an additional $71.05 million for New York City projects, out of a total of over $230 million in special projects for New York. Sens. Schumer and Clinton announced a substantial increase of approximately $3 billion in additional funding coming to New York State for highways and transit for a total of over $16.5 billion in total federal spending for New York. Specifically, the legislation includes $10.07 billion in highway funds and $6.5 billion for New York State's transit systems, a 19 percent increase in annual average highway spending and a 30 percent increase in public transit funding compared to the previous six year transportation authorization bill. The bill also contains funding for research, safety, environment, transportation planning and security that will benefit all New Yorkers.

Senator Clinton served as a member of the Conference between the House and Senate due to her role as a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee. Senator Schumer is a member of the Banking and Finance Committees, which control the transit funding and tax portions of the bill. Both Senators fought hard to ensure that provisions important to New York were retained in the Conference Report.

"These funds keep New Yorkers moving quickly and safely, while creating jobs across the state. These federal dollars will be a huge shot in the arm for local transit needs - new buses, repairs for buses, and fixing up our stations - and highway repairs. Without first rate highway and transit facilities, New York would literally stop short," Schumer said.

"After two years of hard work, we have achieved a bill that will create jobs and bring significant resources to New York City. These funds will go a long way towards helping communities make the infrastructure improvements needed to keep their economies moving," said Senator Clinton, who served as a Senate conferee in negotiations on the bill. "I am proud that our efforts have resulted in New York's share of funds growing to meet the ever increasing transportation demands on our state. We have made a substantial contribution in the future of New York City by investing in critical road and transit projects. These funds for the Second Avenue Subway and the East Side Access are great news for our city's transportation infrastructure and even better news for commuters. This funding will not only have an impact on the daily lives of people traveling from Queens and Long Island, but it also represents an important investment in the long term future of our public transportation system. Finally, I am thrilled that we have secured funding to help transform the new train station to be built in the Farley Post Office Building into Moynihan Station. This will be is a beautiful and fitting tribute to an individual who was not only the inspiration but also the motivation behind this project."

The funding approved in the bill today includes:

Preserving East Side Access and the Second Avenue Subway's high position on the list of projects eligible to receive Federal Transit Administration Full-Funding Grant Agreements. Both projects are listed on the "Final Design and Construction" category, and could receive hundreds of millions more dollars in the future. Last week, the Senators secured $365 million total for both projects in the Senate Transportation Appropriations Bill, approved by the Committee on Appropriations last week and scheduled for floor consideration later this year. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has concluded that the Lexington Avenue (4/5/6) subway line is at capacity and that no additional trains can run on that line. With only one subway line serving the East Side, the Lexington Avenue line is the most overcrowded subway in the country, carrying 600,000 people each day.

The East Side Access Project, a joint federal-state effort, is a rail link from the Long Island Railroad via the 63rd Street Tunnel to Grand Central Station that will help tens of thousands of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens commuters cut up to three hours off their daily commutes. The project will also free up much needed capacity in Penn Station, take thousands of cars off congested New York roads and help remove 800 tons of pollutants from the air

$15 million that Senators Schumer and Clinton secured for a Moynihan Station Development Project. This federal funding will be used to build a ventilation system for tracks and platforms west of 8th Avenue between 31st and 33rd Street. Currently there is no ventilation for this specific area while platforms located east of 8th Avenue have ventilation. Such systems are fundamental in the event of fire, attack or other disaster so that fresh air can be funneled in while smoke is exhausted out.

Moynihan Station, the vision of the late Senator Daniel P. Moynihan, will be a new intermodal transportation facility designed to expand and enhance Pennsylvania Station. Located in the James A. Farley building across the street, the station will expand passenger capacity, increase emergency egress points, double the circulation pace and upgrade the complex with state-of-the-art safety and security measures. $14 million that Senators Schumer and Clinton secured in additional funding for studies, design, and construction of the High Line Project, in addition to funding provided by the House, bringing total funding in the bill to approximately $18 million. The federal funding is an important step in preserving the High Line, a disused freight rail, and converting it into a pedestrian walkway that will be 1.45 miles in length, spanning 22 blocks across Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, with 6.7 acres of open space atop its elevated rail deck. The restored space will boost the area's appeal as an ideal destination for business, entertainment and living, while preserving its historic charm.

$7 million that Senators Schumer and Clinton secured for improvements to the Harlem River Bridges. The funding will be used for rehabilitation of the bridges which serve as the main passageways between Manhattan and all of New England. The eight vehicular bridges carry over 420,000 vehicles a day. These projects not only bring about a significant program to improve transportation infrastructure but will also provide needed construction jobs immediately. $7 million that Senators Schumer and Clinton secured for the West 65th Street Project to improve pedestrian conditions and safety around Lincoln Center. Key elements covered by the funding include transforming West 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam into a "Street of the Arts" by widening sidewalks to enhance pedestrian conditions and safety; relocating two public bus shelters to make them more accessible to the elderly and disabled; closing several underground transportation center entrances; streetscape, curb, and signage improvements; and the construction of a new light footbridge across 65th Street to create a safe pedestrian walkway which will correct Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and elderly mobility issues.

$5 million that Senators Clinton and Schumer secured in additional funding for road and transportation improvements near the Brooklyn Children's Museum. The Brooklyn Children's Museum Comprehensive Transportation Plan is designed to make this regional educational facility more accessible by mass transit including the construction of an intermodal facility, the purchase of an additional trolley, increased signage for pedestrians and vehicles, and streetscape and safety enhancements. The Museum is currently undertaking a $40 million expansion of its facility requiring additional enhancements for visitors arriving from a variety of transportation means such as school buses, passenger cars and vans, bicycles, mass transit, and pedestrian routes.

$4 million that Senators Schumer and Clinton secured in additional funding to establish an Intermodal Facility at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. This facility would be constructed at the entrance off the Bronx River Parkway exit 6 to serve commuters. Additionally, this facility will be located near the White Plains/Pelham Parkway subway stop and the Liberty line bus service into Manhattan. $1 million that Senator Clinton secured to improve traffic flow on Noel Road between Church and Crossbay Boulevard, including work necessary to demolish and reconstruct the firehouse facility in Broad Channel. This is in addition to funds provided by the House for a total of approximately $1.8 million provided for in the bill.

$5 million that Senator Clinton secured for the design, planning, and construction of a Community Transportation Center from Broadway to Manhattan College Parkway. Manhattan College will construct the Community Transportation Center which involves a major capital project in the downtown business district of Riverdale at Broadway and 242nd Street. Funds will be used to construct a new, eight-story, multi-purpose transportation, commercial and community facility. The structure, which will be built on an 85,000 square foot piece of school-owned property, extending from Broadway to Manhattan College Parkway, will provide space for retail businesses on the first and second levels, with a total of 900 dedicated parking spaces on levels 3,4,5,6,7 and 8 (150 spaces on each level). Parking on level 3 will be used in conjunction with the retailers on Levels 1 and 2, while the spaces on levels 4,5,6,7, and 8 will be dedicated to Manhattan College (750 spaces). There will be auto entrances on Broadway and Manhattan College Parkway, as well as a pedestrian bridge which will connect the upper level of the parking garage with the main campus level.

Senators Schumer and Clinton also secured Congressional authorization in the bill that will enable the MTA to pursue federal funds in future appropriations bills toward the design and construction of the Penn Station Access project. The "New Start" designation allows the MTA and other project leaders to purse initial design and alternative analysis, kick starting the project and putting it in line to receive significant federal funding in the future. The Penn Station Access project would eventually bring Metro-North in to New York's Penn Station.

$4 million in additional funding that Senators Schumer and Clinton secured for the Miller Highway Project, bringing total funding in the bill to approximately $4 million. The funds will be used to relocate the West Side Highway between 61st and 72nd street down to street level.

$3 million in additional funding that Senators Schumer and Clinton secured for streetscape and sidewalk improvements outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The funding will be used in a project to repair and restore the Met's main outdoor stairs at the 82nd Street entrance on Fifth Avenue, and other improvements.

$3 million that Senators Schumer and Clinton secured for the New York Public Library to restore the facade of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library and conduct other streetscape improvements near and around 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue.

$1 million that Senators Schumer and Clinton secured for planning and interim improvements for the Manhattan, Bronx, Yonkers, Hudson River Greenway Link. The funds would go towards planning and interim improvements along the four miles of Hudson River waterfront extending north from Inwood Hill Park on the northern tip of Manhattan, to the Riverdale and Yonkers Railroad Stations, and ending at the Beczak Environmental Center in Yonkers. The project would create a continuous recreational trail along the Hudson River that will connect the Bronx to the designated Hudson River Greenway in Manhattan and the Westchester County RiverWalk.

$1.25 million that Senators Schumer and Clinton included for improvements to West 125th Street in West Harlem for Columbia University's Manhattanville Project. Funding will be used for streetscape improvements and realignment, improved signals, new sidewalks and lighting, and open spaces for pedestrians. These funds will help generate additional economic development prospects by reinvigorating 125th street.

$800,000 that Senators Schumer and Clinton included for construction and improvements to Soundview Connection Greenway from Bruckner Boulevard to Soundview Park. These funds will create a combined on and off street link to the Soundview Park Greenway. This segment of the Bronx River Greenway will be a crucial connection linking Soundview communities to Hunts Point and to communities north along the Bronx River Greenway. This connection is part of the larger revitalization plan in this community. Currently, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has additional improvements planned for Soundview Park including lagoon restoration, the creation of active and passive recreational spaces, river access, and an amphitheater. Without this segment, many Bronx residents will not be able to access the improved Soundview Park.

$4 million for the Governors Island Ferry and $4 million for Staten Island Ferry improvements, that Senators Schumer and Clinton secured.

Senators Schumer and Clinton today also announced the approval of several of their own provisions, including:

DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY - Senators Clinton and Schumer secured language in this bill renaming all of I-86 after the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a fitting tribute to a man who once chaired the Environment and Public Works Committee and who fought hard in previous transportation reauthorization bills for the needs of New York. Senator Clinton introduced an Amendment last year that was accepted by the Senate during consideration of the surface transportation reauthorization bill. The provision was retained in this year's bill and will now become law.

High Priority Corridor Amendment - Clinton and Schumer worked to secure approval for Route 219 in Western New York, I-86/I-99, I-87 from the Quebec border to New York City, the East-West Corridor from Watertown to Vermont, and I-95 from New York to Connecticut to be designated as high priority corridors, making them eligible for specific high priority corridor funding.

NATIONAL SYSTEM STUDY COMMISSION. The Conference Report contains a provision creating the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission that Senator Clinton authored as a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee. This Commission will determine the future transportation needs of New York and the nation. This Commission will combine the National Transportation System Study and the Commission on Future Revenue Sources to Support the Highway Trust Fund into one single commission. Senator Clinton worked with former NYSDOT Commissioner and current Federal Railroad Administrator Joe Boardman to push this idea forward. The objective of combining these two bodies into a comprehensive evaluation of the future of transportation and its financing provides a roadmap for better allocation of transportation funding resources in the future. A better allocation will mean funding based on needs, which can only help New York. It will hopefully result in rewards for New York because of high transit use, which contributes to a more sustainable transportation network.

CARGOWATCH TECHNOLOGY - the Senators secured $3.5 million for PAR Technology's CargoWatch Transportation Management Program. This funding is in addition to funds added in the House. These funds will be used to identify, track, and manage cargo within containers along with associated over-the-road assets from point origin until destination. Tracking container shipping supply chains will provide essential national security and efficient transportation management. The tracking system is being developed by PAR Technologies, based in New Hartford, NY.

The Conference Report is now scheduled to be considered by both the Senate and the House sometime later this week. After passing each house, the approved Report will then go to the President's desk to be signed. The bill originally passed the House on March 10 and the Senate on May 17. The new project funding is in addition to any money already approved by the House.

LOAD-DATE: July 30, 2005

[JR:  I am saddened that anything I am associated with is funded even in passing by the Gang With Guns In Washington aka the Gummint. Doesn’t any one see the problem with forcing everyone to pay for such as this. Sigh and Cry!]


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MNEWSxx: Some students get MC some good press

Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 17:13:45 +0000


For The Record 

Community news from around the region

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MANHATTAN COLLEGE in Riverdale announces the following seniors recognized for membership in the Kappa Delta Pi, the national honor society for students of education. Laura Maruska, Albany; Kevin Manning, Troy.

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July 31, 2005
Diamond pals turn foes
Former NFA softball teammates clash for gold
By Keith Goldberg Times Herald-Record

Poughkeepsie – Top of the fifth inning of the open women's softball gold medal game, and Amber Maisonet digs into the batters' box.

A quick glance behind her presents the Adirondack left fielder with a familiar face.

Squatting behind Maisonet in catcher's gear was Hudson Valley's Kiera Fox, her teammate for two years at Newburgh Free Academy.

So did Fox have anything to say to her ex-mate?

"No, she didn't say anything," Maisonet said, smiling. "Very professional."

Fox graduated from NFA in 2002; Maisonet graduated two years later.

But Maisonet, who goes to SUNY Albany, decided to play for the Adirondack squad.

"I think she's a bit of a traitor for playing for Adirondack," said Fox, a senior at Manhattan College. "She could be playing here, for Hudson Valley."

Fox was kidding ... we think.

This isn't the first time the two have been on opposite sides of the softball diamond. Manhattan and Albany split a pair of games during the 2005 season – "Best of both worlds," Fox, 21, said.

But Maisonet, 19, has bragging rights for now. Her RBI single in the third broke a scoreless tie and Adirondack went on to beat Hudson Valley 4-1 yesterday, despite being outhit 13-5.

Fox had a single in the fifth inning, and Walden's Brandy Weed had a double in the third.

So will their paths cross again in Rochester, site of the 2006 ESG?

Fox said she'll definitely be back. Maisonet isn't as positive. "That's a whole year away," she said. "I'll see how I feel."

But if Maisonet does come back, it'll probably be for the Adirondack squad again. Meaning a couple more meetings with Fox in the batter's box.


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MNEWSxx: Prospective student will attend MC

Home > Kingston Mariner > Arts & Lifestyle
Beasley to attend Manhattan College
Friday, July 29, 2005

Chelsea Beasley, daughter of Clive and Kimberly Beasley of Kingston, will attend Manhattan College and major in History. She was also accepted to Hofstra University, Adelphi University, Marymount of Fordham University. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Kingston during ceremonies held on Saturday, May 28 in the school auditorium.

While a student at Sacred Heart, she was a member of the Fighting Saints Varsity Track and Field and Cross Country teams, Chorus, Liturgy Choir, Peer Ministry, the school show choir, Pizzazz, Speech, Theatre, and the National Honor Society. At Senior Awards Day, she received recognition for her participation in Chorus, her work as a Peer Minister and the Sr. Dolores Kohout Community Service Award. Having attended Sacred Heart Schools for 13 years, she was also welcomed into membership of Tau Kappa Delta. She is employed at French Memories in Duxbury.   


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MNEWSxx: Street shooting by an MC student?

Street feud led to Yonkers slaying, prosecutor says
(Original Publication: August 2, 2005)

WHITE PLAINS — A Manhattan College student was retaliating for a drive-by shooting when he fatally shot a rival in broad daylight on a busy Yonkers street, a prosecutor said yesterday as the student's murder trial began.

"This was not a random act of violence. This was not a robbery," Assistant District Attorney Lana Hochheiser told the jury. "This was a culmination of an onoing feud. A street war, if you will."

But, Michael Santangelo, lawyer for the defendant, Ayman Marji, 23, of Yonkers, countered that there was no physical evidence linking him to the Dec. 18 slaying of Omar Torres.

Santangelo said that Marji was the victim of misidentification and that detectives had botched the investigation and framed him. Santangelo said he would call as a witness a brother of Torres' who identified a different man as the shooter.

"At the end of the case, you're going to be disappointed, disturbed," Santangelo told the jury, stating emphatically that he expected the police to commit perjury. The detectives "wrote the ending, and they needed to fill in the book," he said.

Torres, 26, was shot three times, once in the chest and twice in the head, that afternoon on Yonkers Avenue.

Hochheiser said a key prosecution witness, an 18-year-old woman on her way home from church, would identify Marji as the shooter and describe how he fired the last two shots into Torres as he lay on the ground.

The victim's twin brother, Javier Torres, testified yesterday that he and Omar Torres had been at odds with Marji and his friends for a few years. Javier Torres described one incident in which Marji pulled up to where he was playing cards, and a friend jumped out of Marji's Mercedes-Benz with a handgun.

Javier Torres said he had been stabbed by Marji months before the slaying when he tried to defend his brother during an altercation outside their home. That same summer, he said, Marji and his friends would frequently drive by, yelling threats and gesturing as if they had guns. "He constantly drove around harassing me and my brother," Torres testified. "He said we're going to die."

Santangelo said those incidents, none of which were documented until after the slaying, were an attempt by the prosecution to "poison" the jury into thinking Marji was the killer. "The D.A. needs to paint him as a thug. It does not fit who he is," Santangelo told the jury.

Marji was a standout football player for Roosevelt High School and, after graduation, became an assistant coach at Somers High School, where his former coach was working. At the time of the slaying, he was a junior at Manhattan College in the Bronx.

The night before he was killed, Omar Torres fired at Marji from a passing car as Marji stood with relatives and friends at Elm and Linden streets, a friend of the Torres brothers testified. A cousin of Marji's was grazed in the back. A police detective testified yesterday that the cousin and his relatives and friends refused to cooperate.

The Torres brothers' friend, Mark Fennell, testified that he drove the car as Omar Torres fired out the window. He admitted that he was given immunity from prosecution after telling authorities just a few weeks ago about what happened. Fennell's girlfriend, Hazel Solivan, testified that Marji approached her later that night and demanded to know where Omar Torres and Fennell were.

Santangelo suggested that Javier Torres was the shooter that Friday night and that police and the prosecution were using testimony by Fennell and Solivan to further their theory that revenge was the movtive in the slaying.

But Javier Torres testified that he was working out of state that week. The prosecution called a roofing company foreman, Juan Cartagena, who showed business records indicating that Torres was on a job in Manchester, N.H., that entire week. Cartagena testified that he drove Torres back to Yonkers when he learned his brother had been killed.

Marji, who is free on $150,000 bail, faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted. The trial before acting state Supreme Curt Justice Richard Molea resumes this morning.


Street feud led to Yonkers slaying, prosecutor says

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MNEWSxx: NIT litigation

NIT Lawyer Says NCAA Tried to Ruin Tourney
- By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer
Tuesday, August 2, 2005
(08-02) 16:58 PDT New York (AP) --

A lawyer for the NIT took a shot at restoring the tournament's lost luster Tuesday, telling a jury that the NCAA's March Madness was purposefully ruining it.

Jeffrey Kessler, a lawyer for the five schools which sponsor the preseason and postseason National Invitation Tournament, said the NCAA "willfully, deliberately set out to get a monopoly, to eliminate competition, to make it impossible to compete."

In a civil case projected to feature testimony from college presidents, coaches, athletic directors and economists, the NIT — the older of the two tournaments — is asking a jury to find that the NCAA violated federal antitrust laws.

Kessler said the NCAA had eliminated the NIT's chance to land the best teams for its postseason tournament.

"Playing the game with the NCAA is a rigged game," he charged in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, blaming the multi-billion-dollar business of college basketball for corrupting the NCAA. He said his evidence would include videotape testimony from Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight.

The NIT is challenging a long-standing NCAA rule requiring schools to accept a bid to its tournament over a bid to all others.

This, the lawyer said, severely damaged the NIT, sponsored by the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association, which consists of Fordham University, Manhattan College, St. John's University, Wagner College and New York University.

Kessler introduced four presidents of the schools and one former president to the jury, asking the men to stand.

He later explained that the NIT started its basketball tournament in 1938, a year before the NCAA began one, and once was so successful that many athletes played in both tournaments.

Gregory L. Curtner, the NCAA's lawyer, said the NCAA was made up of 1,024 schools, including the schools that sponsor the NIT.

He nodded in the direction of the school officials, which included two clergymen, as he told jurors that those five schools "want more money."

"They want to take it from the other 1,000 schools and put more of it in their pocket," he charged.

After featuring many of the best basketball programs in the 1940s and 1950s, the NIT faded in importance because it agreed in 1962 to let the NCAA choose teams for its tournament first, he said.

After losing a television contract and struggling financially, the NIT asked the NCAA for help in 1985. The NCAA let it conduct a preseason tournament whose games did not count against the total number each school was permitted to play.

"Far from trying to run the NIT out of business, the NCAA has helped keep it in business," Curtner said. "The NCAA will not say there is something bad about the NIT. The NCAA is not trying to drive it out of business."

At one point, Curtner accused the NIT of exercising a form of courthouse bad sportsmanship by waiting until 2001 to file its lawsuit, decades after its troubles began.

He noted that no school had ever complained about the rules that the lawsuit opposed or taken steps to change them.

Instead, he said, schools understand that the NCAA sponsors 88 championships in 23 sports and sets rules through a democratic system that benefits 360,000 athletes annually.

He said the NCAA was created in 2006 after 18 young men died a year earlier playing college football. The sport was so unregulated that schools used to bring in "ringers" or older men to give their teams an unfair advantage.

Now, he said, the schools decide how to distribute money from profitable college sports to support teams for women and sports that do not draw crowds.

"It is a truly democratic institution," he said. "It's like Congress."

He said the NCAA has twice considered eliminating the rule requiring teams to play in its tournaments but kept it because it feared that someday producers might try to cherry pick the best potential college championship matchups for made-for-tv events.

Kessler said the NIT is willing to accept its status as the second most important tournament.

"We're not seeking to change that," he said. "We'd just like it to be a fair competition and, of course, earn a little more money so we can make the tournament better."



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Riverdale, NY (August 3, 2005)- Manhattan College was predicted to finish 10th in the MAAC Men's Soccer Preseason Poll, it was announced today by the MAAC. All voting was conducted by the conference's head coaches.




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Riverdale, NY (August 2, 2005)- Manhattan freshman first baseman Matt Rizzotti has been named to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Baseball All-Star Team, it was announced recently by the ECAC.




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Poughkeepsie, NY (August 1, 2005)--Lady Jaspers of past and present comprised a large portion of the talent pool at the 2005 Empire State Softball Games. Altogether six current Manhattan College players and three alumnae took part in the games.




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Riverdale, NY (August 1, 2005)- Manhattan rising sophomore Matt Rizzotti has been using his bat to raise money for charity during his summer baseball season playing for the Vermont Mountaineers of the New England Collegiate Basbeall League (NECBL). After starting the season in a mini-slump, the slugging left-handed hitter motivated himself by pledging money to a charity for each hit he tallied the rest of the season.



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Riverdale, NY (August 1, 2005)--Manhattan Volleyball's Maggie Pfeifer (Liberty, MO/St. Pius X) was selected to the 2005 Pre-season All-MAAC team, the coneference announced on Monday. The senior middle hitter is coming off a 2004 season in which she earned First Team All-MAAC honors and averaged 4.29 kills per game.



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Riverdale, NY (July 29, 2005)- Manhattan rising sophomore Jeff Xavier and the MAAC All-Stars wrapped up their tour of China with a perfect 7-0 record. Xavier was among the team's leading scorers, averaging 12.0 points per game for the trip. He scored in double figures in six of the team's seven games and led the team with 16 three pointers made.

The MAAC All-Stars opened their seven-game schedule on July 17 with a 106-78 win over the Chinese College All-Stars in Bao Ding. Xavier (Manhattan) scored 10 of his team-high 17 points in the first quarter as the MAAC All-Stars raced out to a 34-23 advantage at the Sports Stadium. James Mathis (Niagara) registered a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds and Kiril Waschmann (Iona) chipped in with nine points and 11 rebounds. Jason Thompson (Rider) also tallied 17 points, including 11 in the second half. Darnell Wilson (Canisius) scored 14 points, and Steve Burtt (Iona) added 11.

On July 18, the team improved to 2-0 with a 94-84 victory over the China Junior National Team. Three thousand people were in attendance at the Henan Oil Field and Cultural Stadium to see the MAAC All-Star Team defeat future members of the 2008 Olympic Men's Basketball Team for China. Up 73-72 at the end of the third quarter, the MAAC All-Stars went on to outscore their opponent, 21-12, in the final stanza to take their second straight win. Burtt led the MAAC All-Stars with 19 points, while Xavier added 15 points. Thompson netted 13 points, and Mathis tallied 12 points and 15 rebounds.

In the third game, The MAAC All-Stars trailed by one at the end of the first quarter, but went on to outscore their opponent, 35-18, in the second stanza on their way to a 108-94 win over the Shanghai Sharks at the Louhe Municipal Stadium. The MAAC led by no less then 10 points over the future members of the China National Team for the remainder of the game. Burtt (Iona) scored a team-high 29 points, including five three-pointers. Thompson (Rider) netted 19 points on his birthday. Wilson (Canisius) and Waschmann (Iona) chipped in 14 points apiece. Xavier tallied six points, all on three-pointers.

In the fourth game, the MAAC All-Star Team once again defeated the Shanghi Sharks, 86-75, in Luoyang to remain undefeated on their China tour.

“Tonight was the best that we have played as a unit,” MAAC All-Stars head coach Jimmy Patsos said. “We passed the ball well, and everyone played unselfishly. This win was a total team effort.”

“It was a privilege to play in the new arena here in Luoyang,” MAAC All-Star Coach Jimmy Patsos (Loyola) added. “It was a packed house, making it a great atmosphere for everyone in attendance.”

Thompson (Rider) paced the squad tonight with his 16 points, while Mathis (Niagara) added 14 points. Burtt (Iona), Wilson (Canisius) and Xavier registered 12 points apiece for the MAAC All-Stars.

In the fifth game, Jared Jordan (Marist) netted two key three pointers to spark a 31-15 run in the second quarter as the MAAC All-Star Team defeated the Chinese Soldiers Team, 100-92, in Xi'an.

Todd Sowell (Saint Peter's) scored six points in the fourth quarter to extend the MAAC All-Stars' lead to 10. Wilson (Canisius) paced the team with his 18 points, including 10 in the first quarter. Thompson (Rider) added 17 points, while Mathis (Niagara) contributed 16 points. Jordan, as well as Xavier, finished the game with 10 points.

In the sixth game, the MAA All-Star Team once again defeated the Chinese Soldiers Team, 104-65, in Yangcheng to improve their record to 6-0.

The game was played at an open-air stadium, filled to capacity and with more fans waiting outside the gates to hear the final outcome.

“This was the most unique coaching experience I have ever been a part of,” Patsos said. “From coaching in France and Australia to the ACC and the MAAC, the atmosphere of this game had a Final Four feel to it.”

The squad jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, going ahead 38-9 after the first quarter, led by Xavier's (Manhattan) 10 points.

“The team responded well once again,” Patsos added. “Jordan (Marist) got plenty of passes out early in the game – 10 in the first quarter – to give us an early lead.”

Burtt (Iona) led the way with 21 points, while Mathis (Niagara) netted 16 points for the MAAC All-Stars. Sowell (Saint Peter's) and Thompson (Rider) added 15 points apiece. Xavier finished with 12 points, and Wachsmann scored 11 points.

In the tour finale, the 2005 MAAC All-Star Team defeated the Chinese Soldiers, 115-83, in Hengshui to finish their tour of China undefeated (7-0).

Up 51-41 at the half, the MAAC All-Stars outscored their opponent, 40-13, in the third quarter, led by Wilson (Canisius) and Xavier (Manhattan) with eight points apiece. Xavier's spurt helped the MAAC All-Stars put a big finish on their two-week trip.

Wilson finished the game with 19 points, and Xavier with 12. Wachsmann (Iona) netted 16 points, and Mathis (Niagara) added 15 points. Thompson (Rider) scored 14 points, while Burtt (Iona) and Josko Alujevic (Loyola) recorded 10 points each.

“Once again these kids did a great job tonight,” MAAC All-Stars head coach Jimmy Patsos said. “They passed the ball well, and functioned as a team well. I could not have been prouder of this team as representatives of the league.”

“Each member of this team has acted with class, both on and off the court,” Patsos added. “James Mathis was our unsung hero of the trip, playing hard every night. Steve Burtt was the team's Most Valuable Player, and Jared Jordan (Marist) was the leader of the group as the point guard.

“Darnell Wilson and Jason Thompson provided energy every game, and were the crowd pleasers on this trip with their dunks and athletic ability. It was an honor to coach this team, and I commend Commissioner Rich Ensor for the tremendous job he did in putting this tour together.”

For the tour, Thompson averaged a team-high 16.1 points per game, while Burtt registered 15.7 points an outing for the MAAC All-Stars. Wilson contributed 12.4 points each contest, Xavier chipped in with 12.0, and Mathis netted 11.6 points a night.



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Riverdale, NY (July 28, 2005)- Manhattan College assistant track coach Joe Ryan '81 will travel to Helsinki, Finland as the official track coach of the Guyanese national track team for the World Track and Field Championships, being held August 6-14. This is the third time Ryan has been selected to coach Guyana's national team.

Ryan coached the Guyanese team at both the 2001 World Championships held in Edmonton, Canada, and the 2003 World Championships held in Paris, France. The 2005 World Championships will be held at the Olympic Stadium, which was the venue at which Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Famer Lindy Remigino '53 won Olympic gold in the 100m dash at the 1952 Olympics in a Manhattan record time of 10.44, a time that still stands today.

Competing for the Guyanese team is former Manhattan sprint champion Alian Pompey '00, who won the NCAA Indoor National Championship in the 400m dash in 2000 in a school record time of 52.21. Pompey also holds the school and American collegiate record in the 500m run.

Pompey is no stranger to elite level track and field, as over the past few years she has won gold at the Commonwealth games, bronze at the Pan Am Games, and was a semifinalist in the 400m at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. She continues to train at Manhattan College under Ryan's watchfull eye.



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[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!]


*** OtherSports1 ***

OSPORTSxx: Women's soccer picked 8th!

Siena Women's Soccer Selected Second in MAAC Preseason Coaches Poll
Kristen Turner Garners All-MAAC Preseason Team Honors
Aug. 1, 2005

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. The Siena College women's soccer team, has been picked second in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) during the upcoming 2005 season in a vote of conference head coaches, it was announced today.

Defending champion Loyola College garnered the top spot as the Greyhounds totaled 98 points, 19 points ahead of the Saints. Rider University was picked third with 74 points, and Fairfield University and Iona College tied for fourth place with 71 points each. Niagara University placed sixth (51), followed by Marist College (37), Manhattan College (28), Canisius College (24) and Saint Peter's College (17).

Siena, which concluded the 2004 campaign with a 10-8-1 overall record, including a 7-1-1 mark and second-place finish in the MAAC, landed junior-to-be Kristina Turner to the All MAAC Preseason Team.

The Saints will be led by senior Cory Silon, Turner and sophomore Amy Loughridge. Silon, the lone Saint who was named to the MAAC All-Tournament Team, ended her junior year after playing in 19 games, capturing one goal, four assists and six points. Turner, a forward led the Saints with nine goals, four assists for 22 points and landed on the All MAAC First Team. Loughridge, an All-Rookie Team selection, earned Second Team All-MAAC honors a year ago after tallying six points (one goal, four assists) from her midfield position.

Siena kicks off its 2005 season at home against Colgate on September 3 and plays cross-town rival UAlbany on September 5.

1. Loyola 98
2. Siena 79
3. Rider 74
T4.Fairfield 71
T4.Iona 71
6. Niagara 51
7. Marist 37
8. Manhattan 28
9. Canisius 24
10. Saint Peter's 17


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OSPORTSxx: Jasper frosh hits stride during summer ball

Sports  2005-07-29
Marcoux heats up offense

Autumn Pinette

New Milford’s Ryan Marcoux helped spark the offense during Sunday’s American Legion state tournament game against Newington.

Following a rocky freshman season at Manhattan College, infielder Ryan Marcoux has rediscovered his swing and regained his confidence playing on the New Milford American Legion baseball team this summer.

Last Sunday, Marcoux delivered three singles, drew a walk and scored twice as New Milford beat Newington 5-2 in a play-in round game, advancing to the Round of 16 in the 78th annual state tournament.

“I don’t know if anybody can hit the ball any harder than he’s been hitting it,” coach Dan Olson said.

Last weekend’s performance lifted his average to .370, with five homers, two RBIs and 29 runs scored. He’s also contributed on the mound, posting a 6-2 record and a 1.90 ERA in 47 innings.

New Milford will again be counting on Marcoux when it opens against Waterbury Saturday at Palmer Field in Middletown at 10 a.m. The double-elimination event continues Sunday.

Marcoux was New Milford High’s emotional leader two years ago when it won the school’s first league championship since 1983. In addition to batting .386 and providing staunch glove work at shortstop, he brought a special brand of intensity.

“He’s like a Paul O’Neill type. The more down he got, the more fire he gets inside of him. A kid like that drives the rest of the team. Everybody feeds off of that and they play hard,” Green Wave coach John Wrenn recalled earlier this week.

But like so many scholastic studs, Marcoux struggled trying to make the challenging transition to Division I. The 5-foot-10, 185-pounder was in the lineup a lot at the outset, then spent much of the second half of the season watching and learning from the dugout. He made 11 starts and appeared in 24 games for the Jaspers (27-21), finishing with a .239 average (11-for-46).

“It’s an accomplishment as a freshman to go to Manhattan and even get that much time,” Wrenn said.

Said Marcoux: “I played a lot at the beginning of the year. I didn’t play so much towards the end. I cooled off a lot. It’s one of those things. I got into a slump and they took me (out of the starting lineup).”

He was only the latest to discover that being the most talented player on the field in high school or making All-State doesn’t mean much anymore.

“It’s humbling. You go to a school and you’re playing on a team where everybody is that or better,” Marcoux said. “It’s tough going from being somebody to being nobody at the college level.”

And although Manhattan will never be confused for a baseball factory, Marcoux and his teammates do work extremely hard, even if cold weather forces them indoors.

 “I’m in class for 15 hours a week and I bet I play baseball for twice that. I spend a lot more time practicing baseball than I do in class,” Marcoux said. “I can’t imagine the kids that go to USC or those big schools. We spend the whole second half of the fall and the winter playing baseball inside, which is completely different than playing outside on the field.”

New Milford ace pitcher Alex Crowcroft was Marcoux’s double-play partner when they were 10 years old. Now he relies on his friend’s defense and potent bat.

“We used to play second and short together, right up the middle,” Crowcroft said. “He’s a great shortstop and an awesome hitter, probably one of the best in the state.”

Olson has also known Marcoux since he was young, watching him play youth soccer and three years of varsity ice hockey in addition to baseball. He noticed a different person this summer.

“Ryan always put so much pressure on himself in every sport he played,” Olson said. “This year, after a year of college, he’s so relaxed at the plate.”

Wrenn expects Marcoux will do whatever it takes to have a successful career at Manhattan.

“He’s not going to sit there and be satisfied which is what makes him a good player,” Wrenn said.


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RE: McKenna, James (1995) Bethlehem, PA
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 13:49:21 +0000

Fred McKenna wrote:

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> To: "'Ferdinand Reinke'"
> Subject: RE: McKenna, James (1995) Bethlehem, PA
> Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 09:44:39 -0400
> John,
> Coincidently, the company that acquired my company, SunGard Pentamation is
> headquartered in Bethlehem, PA.
> Fred

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Subject: McKenna, James (1995) Bethlehem, PA

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Did you know that there is a "McKenna, James (1995) Bethlehem, PA", who's birthday is 09/15/1973. Just a "few" years after yours! And, that you are sequential in the registered Jaspers. Talk about coincidence. Wonder if you look alike? Hmmmm. Hmmm.

Just pursuing my hobby to find Jaspers to read Jottings by "spielunking" thru the MCdb,
FJohn '68



*** Email02 ***

From: Lou Apoldo (1963)
Subject: The truth about Ray Kelly '63
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 06:02:53 +0000

Hi John,

Although your Curmudgeon message this week about how the Feds are stealing our savings with inflation was interesting and relevant, I think that the Curmudgeon should have addressed a far more important topic-How our fellow Jasper NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly '63 and his "RINO" boss, Mike Bloomberg are endangering the lives and financial security of New Yorkers with their "politically correct" policies for dealing with suspected terrorists and illegal aliens.  That long "puff piece" about Ray Kelly that you published in the Jasper Jottings was interesting, but artfully avoided the most important issues about Commissioner Kelly's real performance.

In response to the recent terrorist bombings in London, Mr. Kelly has announced a policy of "randomly" searching the packages of subway riders, so that we don't offend the tender sensibilities of young Middle Eastern men by "profiling" them.  Although it is much more likely that a suicide bomber would be a young Muslim man than an 80-year old Scandinavian grandmother, Mr. Kelly will remain politically correct by wasting valuable NYPD resources searching this grandmother, while the probabilities  of his random search procedure permits an obvious "Mohammed Atta"-type to get through unsearched.  Such politically-cowardly policies are hardly capable of protecting New Yorkers from Islamo-Fascist suicide bombers.    

Similarly, by continuing the politically correct policy of not arresting or even reporting known illegal aliens (as established by our Jasper former mayor, Rudy Guiliani '65), Messrs. Kelly and Bloomberg are squandering the limited social welfare services that could be made available to deserving US citizens.  Moreover, by providing such free welfare and medical services to undeserving illegal alien invaders, such political cowardly policies only send the wrong message to these invaders, and invite more invaders to come to New York for a "free ride" at the expense of the already overburdened taxpayers.  If the Bloomberg-Kelly team had any political courage, they could reduce taxes for New Yorkers by identifying, arresting, and deporting illegal alien invaders, to reduce their huge burden on our social welfare system. 

In such trying times, our country desperately needs leaders with the honesty and moral courage to do the right thing to protect our citizens, in spite of all the influences put upon them by special interest groups, the mainstream press, and misguided "do-gooders."  Unfortunately, the current rules of politics demean true American patriots like Rep. Tom Tancredo who wants to protect our national borders from illegal immigrants and terrorists, and instead, with the aid of our liberal mainstream media, allow self-serving political hacks like Bloomberg, Kelly, and Guiliani to ascend to positions of power.  In the past, putting such people into political power only cost the taxpayers money to allow the scoundrels to buy votes for themselves from the special interests by funding useless give-away programs with our tax dollars.  However, with the current threat from the Islamo-Fascists, the cowardly policies of these political hacks can now get a lot of innocent taxpayers killed.   When will the American "sheeple" wake up?

Lou Apoldo
Engr. '63

[JR:  I would not dare to venture into speaking for Curmudgeon. But as a Big L and a Little L Libertarian, I am shocked (in the sense of just like Captain Renault) that there are unconstitutional searches going on in New York. You want profiling; I want to go back to the Constitution. See I believe that we get into trouble when we don’t follow it. Now we are told that searches will make us secure. But, as you all know I think the dead old white guys had this stuff “nailed”. So I’ll defer to Old Ben -- Benjamin Franklin: They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security. I think those, that allow themselves to be searched, should not complain when they are herded into camps. Don’t say it can’t happen here – the Japanese internment. When will the sheeple (“sheep people”) wake up? Probably right before they are the wolves dinner! I don’t blame the politicians or the bureaucrats; I blame us people!]


<My favorite Casablanca dialogue>
Rick: How can you close me up? On what grounds?
Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
[a croupier hands Renault a pile of money]
Croupier: Your winnings, sir.
Captain Renault: [sotto voce] Oh, thank you very much.
Captain Renault: Everybody out at once!


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From: " >
Subject: RE: [Fwd: Fwd: Next steps and Online LinkedIn for Groups services agreement]
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 14:45:39 +0000


I have not had time to get knee deep into this, We were out of the office up in Saratoga for that event last week, and we have had events every week in the summer time. We are very busy in the summer time. If you wouldn't mind getting all the details since you are familiar with it already, I would appreciate it and then I will sit down with Joe with it and we will work out getting it incorporated onto our website.



Stephen J. DeSalvo
Alumni Relations
Manhattan College

[JR:  I of course responded. The elemental thing is, that other than to sign a document authorizing and allowing LinkedIn to use the name and logo without either side paying the other, there really is nothing to do. Sigh!]



*** Email04 ***

From: Robert Helm [1951]
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 10:57 PM
Subject: 18 months of whee, wow, ouch and whew!

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears...or in this case,  your eyes.

    Good Evening one and all:

        This epistle will come to you all in sections...some of you know all about what has been going on, some of you know some of it (and some of you may think I no longer exist).

A. The United States Navy.

    For the past 16 and 1/2 years (in 2003) I had been cajoling, begging, pleading, etc. with the Navy to retire me. I filled out the forms and mailed them in November of 1987, the month after I became 60 years old. They sent me more forms - the dreaded W-2, et al which I filled out and returned to them in January, 1969. Thereafter, NADA...I did not exist. Sometime in 2001, Ted Furlong asked me to help him acquire a new copy of his DD-214. For 2 years I tried with no result. At my birthday party in Brock's in Stamford in October of 2003, Ted's lovely wife, Karen, waltzed in waving his DD-214 which she had obtained via Congressman Chris Shays in only 2 months. I listened to her teasing and thought that maybe I would try that route also. I gathered all my papers together in one of my white boxes (which Helen loves so much) and arrived at Chris Shays office in Stamford on the first Tuesday in February. I asked the 2 young men present what they needed to have to proceed and they began to list some documents. I asked them to excuse me for a few minutes, returned to my car, picked up my box, stopped at the cafe for a cup of coffee and returned to the office. I started to lay out my documents, in the following Honorable Discharge from the Navy, dated 5 December 47; my certificate of service, same date; my personal letter signed by Harry S. Truman in blue ink; a copy of my application for a commission dated in June of 1959; a rough copy of the notes the Screening Board of NRID 3-1 held to see if I was a "good candidate" for their unit; my appointment dated 3 June 1960, as LT(jg), USNR, 1635; my successive appointments as LT and LCDR; copies of my commissions as LT(jg), LT and LCDR; originals of my 20 years of ACDUTRA, etc. By the time I had gotten as far as my first appointment, one of the young men - a CPL, USMC on medical leave from injuries suffered in the line of duty - had begun to photocopy them so that Chris Shays would have a record. On 17 February 2004, I received a letter of thanks from Chris (whom I had met many years before at several Greenwich Council BSA affairs) for asking for his help. The young Marine - Chris Albert - was assigned the case. Faxes passed to New Orleans, phone calls from CT to BUPERS in LA and back again followed. As of June, 2004, I was awarded my retirement, my bank was sent a check for 6 years back pay, I began to receive a full pension in the rank of LCDR based on 22 years service, we were instantly eligible for Tricare for Life (including an attempt to pick up the charges we paid after our insurances had paid - possibly back to 1987 - which we have not yet tried for as we moved and got sick  et al). Much of this was expedited by a Mr... Allan Taylor of BUPERS, who was spectacular. He made this entire case look easy, covering all the bases and advising me on the procedures I world have to follow to secure the other 10 years back pay from the Board for the Correction of Records in the Navy Annex in Arlington.

    That's where the fun began. Chris Shays wrote the above office a letter in early July. By the middle of September, we had not heard a word. Young Chris Albert called the above office and the first bureaucrat asked him if we wanted them to open a file on this matter. Chris A. asked for this GS-2's supervisor - a Mr... Hugh Taylor - who began to hem and haw about how they would have to go back over the records to see how much, if any, back pay I would receive and the Marine Corps became somewhat disturbed and demanded Mr... Taylor's supervisor, a Mr... Greer. Mr... Greer began the balderdash and breambait song and dance about how LCDR Helm would have to go  to St. Louis and try to find his records and Chris blew up. He was icily polite. He informed Mr... Greer that he was to leave his office, go down the hall to Mr... Taylor, get the records which Congressman Shays has faxed to them, and return to his office and call Congressman Shays office within 10 minutes. (I was there, I heard all of this). Eight minutes later, Mr... Greer called up and stated that all the papers seemed to be in order and that he would schedule a meeting of the Board for the end of October. Chris A. told him that he would schedule a Board Meeting within a week and have the results in Congressman Shays office within 10 days. We went to SC as usual, Bill called me and told me that Chris A. had called. I called Chris A. who told me that the Board had awarded me the 10 missing years and when we returned home, I found a check for the missing years - itemized by year - which gave me $330.00 for 1987, etc. My retirement was dated 12 October 1987, the day I became 60 years of age. (Of course, the boobacrats had to have their little dig so the letter accompanying the other papers stated that I was being retired because justice and humanity ordained that I should be - even though I had applied late!). Which, of course, is patently FALSE.

    The good things are that I have a pension as LCDR with 22 years service, Tricare for life, a pension for my Lady Helen, and unlimited access to all such places as PXs and military health facilities. The bad thing is that the pension back pay put us into a very high tax bracket and our lovely Infernal Robbers Society has claimed nearly 50% of the money. (I just had a thought that if Chris A. had let the boobacrats delay the board until late October, maybe the 10 year payment would not have come until 2005. This would have put a great strain on Silver Spring but we would have had to pay much less tax).

    This ends the first installment of my "After Action Report". I will relate the move to MD tomorrow or the next day, as time permits. (It is also somewhat of a 'doosey'). FNS sends (at last)

[JR:  So we now have an “expert” in “claims”. I’m sure that Senor helm will want to hear from each of you with a similar problem. ;-)  After all he is now “retired” and has tons of time to work on your problems.]



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Curmudgeon's Final Words This Week

**[SmallGovernment]: 53% of Americans Want to Cut Taxes in Half!]

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Scripture tells us that God asks for 10% of our earnings. “Tithe” means a tenth. Tithing means giving a tenth to the Church.

Medieval Serfs were compelled to give 25% of their harvest, of their income to the King.

How much does Big Government in America take today?

47% of your income in taxes. Every year. That’s federal, state, and local taxes. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Census.)

Federal income taxes. Social Security taxes. Excise taxes, gas taxes, and tariffs. Phone taxes. State and local property taxes, income taxes, and sales taxes. Car taxes. Taxes disguised as “user fees,” “licenses,” “permits,” and other compulsory payments. Plus hundreds of other direct, indirect, and hidden taxes.

Big Government is taking 47% of your income in taxes. 47% of every working American’s income. 47% every year.

That’s the price of Big Government. That’s what Big Government costs you every year.

Is this what you want?

If you answered “no,” you are not alone. Nor part of a tiny minority.

In January 2003, FOX News/Opinion Dynamics polled Registered Voters about taxes. (Margin of error: 3%)

Here’s their question – and the results.

"What is the maximum percentage of a person's income that should go to taxes -- that's all taxes, state, federal and local? Out of every dollar, what's the highest percentage anybody should have to pay?"

53% said less than 20 percent
25% said 21-30 percent
6% said 31-40 percent
1% said 41-50 percent
<1% said 51-60 percent
1% answered, “Whatever the government wants to take.”
14% said “Not sure.”

53% of Americans want our taxes cut by at least 57%.
25% more want our taxes cut by at 36%.
78% of Americans want our taxes cut by a minimum of 36%.

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With all due respect to all the economic experts and to the people who quote a percentage of tax that we pay, I think they are wrong. Because of the way the Government at all levels taxes us, I don't think we can possibly know what the effective tax rate is.

I have two observations.


Because of all the intermediate taxation, we have no idea how much tax we pay on an item.

For example, gasoline is probably 50% at the pump. If we pay $2 per gallon at the pump, then my "feeling" is that at least 1$ is tax. The federal, state, local, dales, and excise taxes are easy. But don't forget that the slob who runs the gas station has to pay tax on his "earnings". So in order to clear X4 per hours, he has to mark it up a little extra. AND, the truck that delivered the gas, uses gas, thus paying taxes and overhead. So there is an element of "recursion". To figure the amount of tax we pay on a gallon of gas. we have to do a calculus limit problem of infinite depth. Then, when you figure gas is intimately involved in every product or service that we buy, use, or sell, you can see that the calculus becomes much more difficult. By the way that Big Gummamint sticks it to us, we can't "see" what we are being "stuck" paying. But, it feels that is is much much more.


FRBs. Furbies. The Federal Reserve Banknotes. The dollar is not a fixed standard. By the fiscal slight of hand, each year, all of our dollars are inflated to be worth less. If over the last thirty years, our dollar has lost 95% of its value. So it I save a hundred buck in my bank account in 1970, inflation has eaten away the value so it would be like I had only saved 5$! Where does that get figured into the total tax percentage? SO let's say in a year the actual inflation rate was 4%! Not that zero per cent fiction that Greenspan purports it is. Personally I think that the inflation rate is more like 8% to 15%. I can't prove it. It feels like it. So if the average taxpayer makes 40k per year, with 40k in savings, and if the tax rate is half and the Government steals half the value of their savings, then the tax rate ain't half! It's 100%. If you have a lot of savings, then the rate could be even more!

BEGIN #3 (Yeah I said there were only two. But I thought of a third while I was writing number two! So I lied, like any thing about the Big Gummament, get used to it. You accept politician’s who lie so you should be used to it!)

Unfunded liabilities, depreciation, and the national debt! Almost Forgot Those.

In a business, when I agree to pay for something, the auditors and bean counters insist that I account for it. When I take on a liability, like a loan, regardless if I can pay for it right now, I have to think about it. Bean counters create a balance sheet item that represents such a unfunded liability. If I take a car on credit, and produce a balance sheet of assets and liabilities, I can NOT claim the car as an asset without carrying along the liability. When we calculate tax rate, we really have to figure in all the unfunded liabilities in our tax rate. We claimed the "asset" side; so, we have to recognize the liability side. People of all shapes and sizes are making their plans based on promises that the Government is making.

In a business, when I have an asset that is "wearing out", like that car above, there is an implied cost of operation. So if I took the car on a loan, and use 20% of it this year, bean counters make me "recognize" the cost. I can NOT claim that the asset has the same value, after the 20% use, as before. No where in these gigantic projects, that the Government does, do we recognize the true costs of replacement that will hit us down the road. These are real costs.

Now, the final point! Even for the mickey mouse accounting job that Government pretends to recognize, there are huge amounts that it just doesn't pay. The national debt just runs up and up and up and up. So some how, we have to recognize our share of this negative asset!

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So I think 47% is wrong! I don't know what the correct number is! But, I'll guess it is very large.

In addition, as an aside, I laugh when they all gripe about the personal savings rate being low. Maybe after 35 years, people are coming to the realization that saving furbies (FRB's -- dollar denominated savings) is pointless. That's why there's a housing bubble. That's why there is ebay. That's why there's the Antique Road Show on TV. People are intuitively seeking stores of value that can't be seized by the Government.

In response to writing this, I have begun to buy small quantities of gold, platinum, and palladium bullion coins. I've been putting them in small hiding places around the house. I'll probably move up to diamonds when I know more.

Finally, I’ll bury some coins in concrete in the back yard. So when we eventually do have the general recognition that the currency is valueless and the Japanese stop send us Toyotas for pretty green pieces of paper, I’ll be able to buy something to eat.

This FRB craze will make tulip mania look rational. At least you can grow a tulip.

My investment strategy in the past is to buy stocks and bonds, which while FRB dollar denominated, has "grown". I use the fiction "grown" while recognizing that they have not "grown" any where near the proportion that has been seized by inflation. (To the uninitiated, I use the metaphor that you have a yardstick that shrinks each year. So your 9x12 rug, next year will be 9.9x13.2! It's still the same size run, but the measuring stick has been "shrunk"! ALL to permit the Government to spend "hidden taxes"!)

Thanks to the Free Talk Live ( podcasts. I use my commute time to get totally aggravated with the Government riding on my back, like a drug addict's monkey!


And that’s the last word.