Sunday 16 December 2001

Dear Jaspers,

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Don't forget: … …

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ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.

Signing off for this week.

With tax time just around the corner, this is a good time of year to make a donation to the College so you can deduct it in April. Not fundraising drive; no credit except in your own heart. Despite the year with a terrible economy and 911, it’s always good to look back a see how far we have come. If you enjoyed the Jottings, send the College a donation, in memory of all the obits we compiled. My theory is that one of the benefits of doing this was to raise some money for the College. So now the “bill” comes due. Notice I didn’t say how much – or - that you had to do it – or - that you should even mention to me – or - send in a email – or – even mention put Jottings on your check. This is just my suggestion to do what I do, not what I say. There is no pressure, nor any “credit”. Just a private decision between you, Brother President, and God. You see I don’t have to “know” about donations to “know” that they will occur because Jaspers are unique.

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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Johnson, Peter W.


1962 BS

Walz, Frederick


1964 BS

Schwarz, Ken


1969 BA

Beres, Joseph J.



Hulbert, Tim



Manak, Joseph M. 


1983 BA

Terlato, Robert J.


1989 BS

Maloy, Edward J. (Ted)


1993 BS

Lyons, Michael J.



Quinn, James F.






1969 BA

Beres, Joseph J.



Hulbert, Tim



Johnson, Peter W.


1993 BS

Lyons, Michael J.


1989 BS

Maloy, Edward J. (Ted)



Manak, Joseph M. 



Quinn, James F.


1964 BS

Schwarz, Ken


1983 BA

Terlato, Robert J.


1962 BS

Walz, Frederick




Copyright 2001 Business Wire, Inc.  
Business Wire
December 6, 2001, Thursday
DISTRIBUTION: Business Editors
HEADLINE: Board of Directors of Foamex Announces Management Changes
DATELINE: LINWOOD, Pa., Dec. 6, 2001

Industry Veteran Peter Johnson Joins As President, Succeeding John Televantos; CFO Thomas Chorman Assumes Additional Responsibilities

The Board of Directors of Foamex International Inc. (NASDAQ: FMXI), the leading manufacturer of flexible polyurethane and advanced polymer foam products, announced today that Peter W. Johnson has joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer. Thomas Chorman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has assumed additional responsibilities in the new position of Chief Administrative Officer. John Televantos, formerly President and Chief Executive Officer, has resigned by mutual agreement with the Board. Foamex has implemented a new management structure in which Johnson will be responsible for all line functions and Chorman for all administrative and finance functions. Reporting to Johnson are Foamex's business units, research & development, marketing and sales, and product development. Reporting to Chorman are strategy and finance, treasury, accounting, purchasing, distribution and logistics, and information technology.

Johnson, 54, has spent over 30 years in increasingly senior management positions at ICI Group plc, a leading global chemicals group, and serves on the Board of Directors of ICI Americas Inc. Most recently, he was President of Uniqema Americas, an ICI unit specializing in surfactants and oleochemical derivatives. At Uniqema, Johnson was responsible for business strategy, merging business systems, creating a new organizational structure and overseeing P&L for a $450 million business in North and South America. During his tenure at ICI, Johnson has been responsible for numerous acquisitions, building companies and improving underperforming businesses. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Delaware and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.

Chorman, 47, joined Foamex earlier this year as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Chorman has broad-range financial and management experience, including profitability-improvement initiatives, cash generation programs, the supply chain process, new business development, and acquisitions for international industrial and consumer products companies. Chorman previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Ansell Healthcare, Inc., a unit of Pacific Dunlop, a global manufacturer of medical and industry products, where he spearheaded significant profitability-improvement and cash-generation projects. From 1997 to 2000, he was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Armstrong's Worldwide Floor Product Operations, where he initiated and directed two major acquisitions. Earlier in his career, he spent 13 years at Procter & Gamble, in financial management positions of increasing responsibility. Chorman was recently awarded the International Franz Edelman Award for his work in operations research management science, and his work in new product portfolio and supply chain management are now part of the curriculum at top graduate schools. Chorman holds an MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Management and an undergraduate degree in economics from City University of New York.

About Foamex International Inc.

Foamex, headquartered in Linwood, Pennsylvania, is the world's leading producer of comfort cushioning for bedding, furniture, carpet cushion and automotive markets. The company also manufactures high-performance polymers for diverse applications in the industrial, aerospace, defense, electronics and computer industries as well as filtration and acoustical applications for the home. Revenues for 2000 were $1.3 billion.

For more information visit the Foamex web site at  CONTACT: Citigate Sard Verbinnen Denise DesChenes, 212/687-8080

LOAD-DATE: December 7, 2001

[JR: His entire listing is hidden from view so I can’t find out his class year?!]


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Frederick Walz, Jr.

Professor, Biochemistry

B.S., Manhattan College, 1962; Ph.D., SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 1966, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, 1966-68



Edward J. (Ted) Maloy IV

Mr. Maloy has been a commercial lines producer for Maloy Agency, Inc. since 1989 and assumed the position of Vice President in 1995. Mr. Maloy is a partner and Vice-president of the newly formed company of Russo Picciurro Maloy and serves as a primary producer in securing new business.

Mr. Maloy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Manhattan College and has successfully completed several certified insurance courses. The courses include the Commercial Union Commercial Lines School for Agents, St. Paul Commercial Lines School for Agents and the Hill School of Insurance.

Mr. Maloy has been a member of the National Association of Certified Counselors since 1994. He is a member of the Staten Island Rotary Club, a member of the transportation and economic development committee of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce (SCION) and continues to serve on numerous fund-raising committees including A Very Special Place, The Staten Island Zoo and the Staten Island Historical Society.

He resides with his wife Tracy Porpora, in the Grasmere section of Staten Island.



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ORLEANS - Nancy Jane GiaQuinto of Leominster and Dr. Robert John Terlato of Fitchburg were joined in marriage at St. Joan of Arc Church in Orleans by the Rev. Richard Roy. A reception followed at the home of the bride's father on Town Cove in Orleans.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Maryann Campagna of Brewster and Dennis GiaQuinto of Orleans, to the son of Joseph M. Terlato of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and the late Jane Terlato.

Amy GiaQuinto of Burlington, Vt., was her sister's maid of honor and Sara Klenofsky of Hewitt, N.J., was her cousin's flower girl.

Joseph S. Terlato of North Providence, R.I., served as his brother's best man. The ushers were Jeffrey GiaQuinto of San Francisco, brother of the bride; John Fritz of Worcester; and Gary Campagna of Brewster, stepfather of the bride. The bride's cousins, Alex and Eric Klenofsky of Hewitt, N.J., were junior usher and ring bearer, respectively.

The bride, a 1989 graduate of Nauset Regional High School, graduated from Boston College, from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from the Albany College of Pharmacy in 2000. She is a senior medical information specialist for the Genzyme Corp. of Cambridge.

The bridegroom, a graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie, graduated from Manhattan College, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and earned a doctor of medicine degree from New York Medical College. He is a cardiologist at Heywood Hospital in Gardner and UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester.

Dr. and Mrs. Terlato are planning a delayed winter honeymoon in Antigua. They are residing in Fitchburg.

[MCOLDB: 1983 BA]

[JR: Some web search engines “vend” up the most interesting details. Try your favorite and report the results.]



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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.]

[Obit #1]

Copyright 2001 The New York Times Company  
The New York Times
December 12, 2001, Wednesday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section A; Page 29; Column 3; Classified
HEADLINE: Paid Notice: Deaths


QUINN-James Francis. Innocently, tragically and heroically on September 11, 2001 at the office of Cantor Fitzgerald. Beloved and adored son of Michael (ret. NYPD) and Noreen (nee Daly). Loving and treasured brother of Michael and Joseph. Also survived by many heartbroken aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Was graduated from Manhattan College (1999) and Xaverian H.S. (1995). A Memorial Mass celebrating Jimmy's life will be held at Good Shepherd RC Church in Brooklyn on Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 12 PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Jimmy's memory to Good Shepherd School, 1943 Brown St., Brooklyn, NY 11229 or to Xaverian H.S., 7100 Shore Road, Brooklyn, NY 11209, Attn: Dr. Sal Ferrera.

LOAD-DATE: December 12, 2001



Copyright 2001 The New York Times Company  
The New York Times
December 7, 2001, Friday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section B; Page 11; Column 1; Metropolitan Desk
HEADLINE: A NATION CHALLENGED: THE VICTIMS; A Taste in Fine Red Wines, an Unlikely Romance and a Fast Response
BYLINE:  These sketches were written by Shaila K. Dewan, Robin Finn, Constance L. Hays, Winnie Hu, Dena Kleiman, Dinitia Smith, Lena Williams and Edward Wong.

Here are glimpses of some of the victims of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center.

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The Best Job to Have

Even as a child, Michael J. Lyons hung out at a firehouse in his South Yonkers neighborhood. He always thought firefighting was the best job to have. At 32, he had grown up to be a firefighter himself with Squad 41 in the Bronx, and before that, with Engine Company 44 on the Upper East Side.

But Firefighter Lyons was good not only at putting out fires. A graduate of Manhattan College, he worked as an engineer on the side to make extra money. His other jobs included fixing roofs, driving a hot-dog truck and taking counter orders at the Yonkers deli where he met his future wife, Elaine (she was a waitress there).

"He was always working," she said. "There would be spans of two days when I wouldn't see him."

Firefighter Lyons had started slowing down, though, after his daughter Caitlyn was born 17 months ago on his birthday. He never had the chance to meet his second daughter, Mary, who was born last month and named after his late mother. Mrs. Lyons gave the baby the middle name Michael.

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GRAPHIC: Photos: Thousands of bronze tiles, each representing a victim of the trade center attack, are suspended in towers at the New York State Museum in Albany as a memorial. (David Jennings for The New York Times)

LOAD-DATE: December 7, 2001


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December 10, 2001
Sophomore Sensation Tallied 60 Points in Three Jasper Wins

EDISON, NJ ­ Sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY) has been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending December 9, conference officials announced today.

This marks the second straight week that Flores earned the honor. In a busy week for the Jaspers which saw them play three games in six days, Flores averaged 20.0 points per game, shot 60.0 percent from the floor, was the high man in two of the three contests, and helped Manhattan to its best start (6-1) since the 1994-95 season.

Last Monday, Flores paced Manhattan with 16 points en route to a 76-38 Jasper victory over visiting Hartford. Flores hit 5-8 shots from the floor including three three-pointers. Then, just 48 hours later, Flores played all 40 minutes and poured in a career-high 26 points on 11-18 shooting to lift Manhattan to a 74-57 MAAC victory over St. Peter’s. Most recently, on Saturday, Flores totaled 18 points in an 85-68 triumph over St. John’s in the MAAC Challenge at Madison Square Garden. The win was the first for Manhattan over the Red Storm since 1976, a span of 17 games.

Manhattan looks to extend its winning streak to seven in a row when they host local rival Hofstra on December 21 at 7:30 PM in Draddy Gym.


December 9, 2001

RIVERDALE, NY ­ The Manhattan College women’s swim team picked up a pair of wins this weekend to improve to 8-2 on the season. Manhattan edged NJIT 88-86 on Friday before splitting a double-dual on Saturday. The Lady Jaspers topped College of New Rochelle 47-23, but dropped a narrow 65-57 decision to Sarah Lawrence.

On Friday against NJIT, sophomore Sarah Killian (Belle Harbor, NY) and freshman Marisa Lowe (Peekskill, NY) each won three events to lead Manhattan. Killian won the 1000 Free (12:48.25) and the 500 Free (6:11.83), while Lowe took first in the 50 Free (28.26) and was part of both the winning 200 Medley Relay team (2:13.11) and the 200 Free Relay team (1:59.66). Killian’s time in the 1000 Free marked the second fastest time by a Lady Jasper in that event in the last 10 years.

Then on Saturday, Lowe continued to dominate the sprints, sweeping both the 50 Free (27.95) and the 100 Free (1:00.94) in her fastest times of the season. Killian took first in the 200 Free with a personal best time of 2:18.60. Other members of the team swam personal bests for the season in their events, including: Vanessa Conway (Worthington, OH) in the 500 Free (7:15.30), Marguerite Mohan (Brooklyn, NY) in the 50 Breast (40.70), Gerarda Shields (Breezy Point, NY) in the 50 Fly (39.65) and Jillian Kraus (Wethersfield, CT) in the 50 Fly (30.70).

The swim team returns to action on Saturday, January 19, 2002 when they take on MAAC rivals Niagara and St. Peter’s in a dual meet.


December 9, 2001
Junior Tiffany Schettig Scores Season-High 20 Points in Win

RIVERDALE, NY ­ The Manhattan College women’s basketball team beat Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rival Farifield, 66-64 on Sunday afternoon.  The win was only the fourth for the Lady Jaspers over Fairfield since the 1995-1996 season, a span of eleven contests.

Manhattan jumped out to a quick lead, but Fairfield battled back to tie the game at 14 with a little over 12 minutes to play.  Over the next five minutes there were seven ties or lead changes, but Manhattan went on a 12-0 run to take a 31-19 lead at 4:35.  Manhattan led 36-29 at the half.

The Lady J’s led by as many as 10 in the second half, when Tiffany Schettig (Altoona, PA) hit the first of her four second-half three-pointers at the 11:35 mark.  Megan Light and Ayanna Brown helped spark a 16-6 run over the next six minutes to tie the game at 57-57.  In just over five minutes, there were four ties and three lead changes.

Manhattan had the ball with the game tied at 62-62 and 40 seconds remaining.  Sophomore Rosalee Mason (London, England) was fouled with 22 seconds on the clock and she made the front end of a 1-and-1 to give the Lady J’s a 65-64 lead.  Her second attempt rimmed out, but she grabbed her own rebound and quickly dished to Siobhan Kilkenny (Castlebar, Ireland) who was fouled immediately.  Kilkenny missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and Fairfield’s Brown grabbed her 15th rebound of the game.  Fairfield called a timeout to try and set up the go-ahead basket.

With 9.9 seconds remaining, Fairfield’s Light positioned herself at the Manhattan baseline, but could not inbound the ball and Manhattan regained possession.  Kilkenny’s attempt to extend Manhattan’s lead fell short and the Stags got the ball again with 6.6 seconds on the clock.  Light again took the ball out of bounds, but this time her baseball pass was intercepted by Schettig who shovel-passed the ball to Christine Bach (Floral Park, NY).  Bach was fouled immediately for two shots.  She hit the first free throw to put Manhattan up by two points with five seconds remaining.  Her second shot fell short and Fairfield’s Marybeth Chartier snared the rebound and heaved a desperation three-pointer from half court at the buzzer that just rimmed out.

Schettig finished with 20 points, three assists and one steal, while Mason totaled 18 points and nine rebounds, just short of a fifth consecutive double-double.

Manhattan improves to 3-2, 1-1 MAAC, while Fairfield drops to 2-6, 0-2 MAAC.  Manhattan returns to action on Saturday, December 15 when they face Norfolk for a 2:00 PM game at Draddy Gym.


December 8, 2001
Jaspers Earn First Win Over Red Storm in 24 Years

NEW YORK, NY ­ Senior Von Damien “Mugsy” Green (New York, NY) scored a season-high 20 points to lead the Manhattan College Jaspers to an 85-68 victory over St. John’s in the second game of the Foot Locker MAAC Challenge at Madison Square Garden Saturday afternoon.

The win was the first for Manhattan (6-1) over St. John’s (4-2) since 1976, a span of 17 games. Manhattan extended its winning streak to six games, and snapped St. John’s three-game winning streak in the process. The 17-point victory over St. John’s was the most decisive in the all-time series since the 1954-55 season (88-61).

Trailing 9-8 early in the first half, the Jaspers scored 12 unanswered points in a span of 2:11 to go up 20-9 at the 12:52 mark. St. John’s scored the next six points of the game to cut the deficit to five, but that would be the closest it would get in the half, as Manhattan took a 46-33 lead at the break. Sophomore Luis Flores (New York, NY) and Green sparkled in the first half, combining for 30 of the Jaspers’ 46 points. 

The Red Storm came out firing in the second half, scoring the first eight points to pull within three (46-43). Sophomore Dave Holmes (Washington, DC) then scored Manhattan’s first points at the 14:30 mark igniting a 6-0 run to push the lead back to nine. Manhattan broke the game wide-open midway through the second half, outscoring the Red Storm 15-3 to assume a commanding 73-54 lead at the 5:15 mark. Senior Noah Coughlin (Middleboro, MA) netted 10 of his season-high 12 points in the burst. 

Manhattan, which led by as many as 21 in the game, held St. John’s leading scorer, Marcus Hatten, to a season-low six points on 1-9 from the floor. 

Green was one of four Jaspers in double figures, as Flores contributed 18 and Holmes netted a season-high 17 and a team-high nine rebounds.

The Jaspers will have nearly two weeks off before hitting the hardwood again. Manhattan will look to make it seven in a row when they host Hofstra at 7:30 PM in Draddy Gym.


Copyright 2001 Daily News, L.P.  
Daily News (New York)
December 9, 2001, Sunday SPORTS FINAL EDITION

The loss was tough for St. John's. What it revealed was worse.

With stunning ease, Manhattan beat the Red Storm, 85-68, yesterday in a game that was out of reach so early that fans bolted the Garden with about six minutes of basketball left. On the ledger, it's a single defeat. But judging from the reaction of players, it could be much more.

"It's early and there's a lot more basketball to play, but I also think it's time to look inside," senior Sharif Fordham said. "I believe we are better than this."

Added Anthony Glover: "We have to play better than this."

St. John's (4-2) continued a pattern reminiscent of last year's 14-15 team when it fell behind early. The Jaspers (6-1) used a 12-0 run to take a 20-9 lead and never gave it up.

Manhattan's guards owned the first half with Von Damien Green and Luis Flores combining for 30 points as the Jaspers took a 46-33 lead into intermission. St. John's made an expected run in the second half - opening it with a 10-0 burst - but Manhattan's front line finished off the Red Storm. Six-foot-seven Dave Holmes, 6-5 Noah Coughlin and 6-6 Jason Benton combined for 29 points in the last 20 minutes.

Glover scored 22 and Fordham and Willie Shaw each had 10 for St. John's, which got only six points on 1-for-9 shooting from Marcus Hatten before he fouled out with 6:39 left. Green scored 20, Flores 18, Holmes 17 and Coughlin 12 for Manhattan, which snapped a 17-game losing streak against St. John's by beating it for the first time since 1977.

There was no talk of revenge, but many Jaspers hoped to be recruited by St. John's and never got a sniff. "We're not bitter, but we knew this was the chance to earn the respect," Gonzalez said.

The Red Storm still doesn't shoot well and that means it can't afford a lackluster defensive effort like yesterday's. St. John's was 20-for-60 (33%) overall, 2-for-11 (18%) on three-pointers and 26-for-42 (62%) on free throws. Its defense allowed Manhattan to make 53% of its shots and five of nine three-pointers.

This loss may also have exposed just how much St. John's depends on Hatten to handle the ball and score. Hatten picked up his fourth foul, a charge, with 11:35 to play and the Storm down by eight. He returned for only a minute before fouling out and St. John's lacked direction with him out.

"We need him in the game for the whole game," Glover said. "We need to find people to step up when he's out."

Fordham said the whole team takes the blame.

"We weren't mentally there," Fordham said. "Maybe we should have learned it last week, but maybe we need this to happen a couple times to learn it."

DePaul 94, Fairfield 90: Andre Brown scored 24 and Rashon Burno, from St. Anthony High in Jersey City, had 12 points and eight assists for the Blue Devils (3-3). Iona Prep product Nick Delfico scored 19 for the 0-4 Stags.

LOAD-DATE: December 10, 2001


[Email 1]

Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 08:54:59 -0500
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2000-12-09 (from home)
From: Tim Hulbert

on 12/9/01 8:22 PM, ferdinand john reinke (@ home office) at wrote:

> On December 8, 2001, Pete Sweeney, my cousin, led a rag tag group
> of Jaspers, including myself, to the garden to root and watch
> MANHATTAN beat ST. JOHN’S, 85-68??!!?? Late in the game as the
> Jonnies fair-weather faithful left early, he led our group to chant
> “We Want Duke!”. Jaspers were sprinkled all around the Garden
> so an accurate count or a unified effort was not possible. But, now
>  we have the haunting question remains to be asked: Were we so
>  good or Saint John’s so bad? A fun time was had by all. Manhattan
>  returns to the Garden 12/27 and 28 so you might want to consider
>  coming out and supporting the team. It was a good watch.


Oh -----  my heart soared here in Mr. Jefferson's Virginia as I watched the ESPN tickers... first it's  MC - 20 St. J's 13; next time 46-33, then 73-58 then it was done 85-68.  I gotta get my computer hooked up in our new home!!!!!!

Looking over the old Jasper records, I saw a win in 76-77, then the next win was in December 1973, my senior year for the Holiday Festival Championship! (Pete and you were there then to.)

It doesn't matter whether its our guys or St. John's -- MC won!!!!

Take care.  Go Jaspers!

Tim Hulbert '74

[Email 2]

From: Schwarz, Ken
Subject: Manhattan vs. St. John's
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 09:03:00 -0500

Regarding Manhattan's victory over St. John's last Saturday, you ask whether Manhattan is so good or whether St. John's is so bad.  Having degrees from both schools (St. John's Law, 1967), I think its a little bit of both.  Under Mike Jarvis' reign as coach of St. John's, there have been three constants.  St. John's turns the ball over a lot, misses far too many free throws and always appears to be undisciplined.  I'm beginning to think that Jarvis may not have what it takes.  He talks a good talk, but there is not much else.

As for Manhattan, after loosing their first game to Syracuse, they won the following six games against the following opponents by the following winning margins: Holy Cross, 13; LIU Brooklyn, 27; Denver, 24; Hartford, 38; St. Peter's, 17; St. John's, 17.  Granted, while most of those teams are nothing to speak of, the winning margins show that Manhattan pretty much controlled the game.  Did you know that Manhattan has the sixth highest field goal percentage among Division I schools with 51.2%?  What impressed me the most about the victory over St. John's was the discipline and the guts Manhattan showed.  It was not a victory by a team that got hot from behind the three-point line.  Instead, Manhattan went to St. John's defensive strength, which is under the basket.  With the addition of Luis Flores in the backcourt, Manhattan has the equivalent of two point guards on the floor at the same time.  Flores and Green combine for what may be one of the better backcourts in the country.  In addition to being terrific shooters, they have shown that they are very smart players.  You also have to be impressed with the depth of Manhattan's bench.

Having said that, I don't expect to see Manhattan in the Sweet Sixteen.  But I do expect to make the NCAA championships, and I think we are in for an exciting and successful year of men's' college basketball.

[Email 3]

From: Beres, Joseph J
Subject: Obit
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 09:46:03 -0500


I enjoy your Jasper Jottings. I noticed in the recent Manhattan College magazine, "Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence 1853-2003," that Francis Witkowski (class of 1969) was listed in the obituaries. It doesn't give a date, but I guess he must have died sometime this year. Did you have a notice of this in one of your Jasper Jottings? I may have missed it.  I roomed with him one year and lost track of him over the years. I was just trying to get some detail on his death.

Joe Beres

[JR: No I didn’t catch that at all. So there was no report. I did give a Jasper his information from the Green Book. But, I never got any feedback. Here’s the message that caused me to look him up.]

Date: 11 Mar 2000 14:34:55 -0000
From: alfredo lanier
Subject: Re: jasper jottings 03/10/00

Has anyone run into or heard from Frank X. Witkowski, '69 EE?

Alfredo S. Lanier, BA '70

[JR: Maybe some one can give us some details.]

[Email 4]

From: Manak, Joseph M.  1982
Subject: RE: Jasper Jottings 2000-12-09 (from home)
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 10:51:32 -0500




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 “If the fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise.”
                    William Blake

Social Security's dirty little secret is that every cent that the American people pay in FICA payroll taxes is immediately spent. Period. Anytime you hear anything about Social Security reform, please reread that first sentence. Anything left over after the current retirees are paid off goes into the general treasury where it is used, first, to make up any operating shortfall, and then to pay the government’s creditors. The Social Security Trust Fund is credited for that money in the form of nonnegotiable bonds that purportedly earn interest. Now, you are going to hear a lot of chatter from "both sides of the aisle". What a fiction, there is very little difference between the two any way. The current setup discriminates against the poor who die sooner, women who earn less money for various reasons, the young who will suffer from the coming demographic shift, the children who could have been protect if the levy could have been spent on real insurance, the old who have been mislead and taxed on their social security checks, those who meet an untimely early death who never re coop what they paid in, smokers who die earlier, illegal aliens who pay but never collect, etc. etc. You get the idea. When someone says Social Security, you should think Ponzi. You won't be far wrong. The only difference is the scammer in this case will never go to jail. I hope that everyone thinks long and hard when the debate starts about reform. Remember Galveston Texas, who opted out of it and retirees now get 12 times what social security pays! Remember Chile, who privatized their equivalent system and is alone in the world without this problem, thanks to one of their kids who became a US educated economist. Remember, only you can stop politicians from stealing our children's inheritances.