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                                                                                                  MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010

        DAYS                                                                                                                Readers: Leave
                                                                                                                           Baby Jesus alone
         IN THE

                                                                                                                         Hundreds post angry
                                                                              STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE/IRVING SILVERSTEIN
                                                                                                                         comments on
Advance Food Editor Pamela              There are plenty of empty booths in the Big Apple Outlets, which has             about manger removed
Silvestri is counting down to
Christmas with a daily set of
                                        announced it is going out of business on Feb. 15.                                from ferry terminal

                                         Big Apple Outlets
culinary tips to make this year’s                                                                                        By BEN JOHNSON
holiday feast your best.                                                                                                 STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE
With 12 days to go, here are
                                                                                                                            A Nativity scene’s removal

                                        to close in February
some tips on planning an easy                                                                                            from the St. George Ferry
and economical holiday brunch.                                                                                           Terminal has sparked an on-
                                                                                                                         line debate still raging about
Make sausage from scratch                                                                                                political correctness and the
Combine 20-ounces turkey breast                                                                                          celebration of Christmas.
with a teaspoon each black pep-                                                                                             The Nativity scene — de-
                                                                                                                         picting the newborn Christ in                                                       STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE/BILL LYONS
per, salt, oil, dried herbs such as     Tough economy killed the             and Pat Spinoso. “The econ-
                                                                             omy is getting worse and                    a manger — was removed by          Both the Nativity scene and the menorah have been removed from the
sage, thyme and rosemary, plus a
pinch or two of cayenne and a lit-      once bustling Port                   worse. The [media] says it is               the city last week, after being    St. George Ferry Terminal, leaving two Christmas trees as the only
                                                                             better and better, but we                   placed in the terminal along       symbols of the holiday in the waiting area.
tle more salt. Form into patties and    Richmond fixture                     don’t see it.”                              with a Christmas trees and a
freeze. Fry fresh or frozen in a non-                                                                                    menorah.
stick skillet until cooked through,                                             The partners sent a letter
                                        By STEPHANIE SLEPIAN                 to their vendors last month                    Catholic League president       late last night, declined to             funds, I find no real offense
about 7 minutes on each side.                                                                                            Bill Donohue called the re-        comment on the menorah’s                 in it being on public prop-
                                        STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE                informing them of the inevi-
                                                                             table: Big Apple Outlets, a                 moval a “tremendous af-            removal.                                 erty.”
Bake a crust-less quiche                                                                                                 front.”                               The Jewish holiday ended                 One commenter calling
                                           There was a time when             fixture at 1399 Forest Avenue                  The Nativity was deleted
Rely on eggs for an inexpensive         every stall at the Big Apple         in Port Richmond for 16                                                        Friday. But a story published            himself Statenx had this to
protein centerpiece. For a quick                                                                                         because Department of              Saturday by the Advance is               say:
                                        Outlets was occupied. A far          years, will close its doors in              Transportation staff who had
quiche, grease a pie pan with 3         different scene exists today:        February.                                                                      still sparking debate online at             “If it is a free coun-
tablespoons oil. Coat the bottom                                                                                         placed the scene had not re-
                                        Rows of empty spaces, re-               “Due to rising costs and                 ceived proper permission to                              try...why is everyone afraid
with a handful or two of seasoned       sembling vacant storefronts,         expenses, we can no longer                                                        “I understand the legal               of the Christ child? I guess
breadcrumbs. Spread 2 cups of                                                                                            do so, said Seth Solomonow,
                                        amid the few vendors who             afford to stay in business,”                a DOT spokesman.                   reasons for a manger being               people are afraid to look into
sauteed veggies (i.e. a combination     remain.                              the letter read. “Our last day                 As of yesterday, the meno-      removed,” said Silive com-               their hearts because they
of diced onion, spinach and sliced         “It’s sad,” said jeweler          of business is going to be                  rah, a symbol for Hanukkah,        menter Oxfdblue. “But I also             know they are wicked. I am
mushrooms) atop the bread-              Simon Pan, co-owner of the                                                       was also gone from the ter-        believe that as long as it was
crumbs. Whisk together 2 eggs and       flea market with Milt Adams                     SEE CLOSING, PAGE A 8            minal. Solomonow, called           not paid for with public                           SEE READERS, PAGE A 8
2 egg yolks with 2 cups of cream or
milk. Cover veggies with egg mix-
ture. Top with 2 cups of sharp

                                        BULLISH ON CASA BELVEDERE                                                                                                                                       Jostling
Cheddar cheese. Bake for about 40
minutes. Serve at room temp.

                                                                                                                                                                                                       for seats
Doctor up the beverages
Plain old, prepared fruit juices like
orange and pomegranate can be
spruced up (and stretched out)
with seltzer or ginger ale. Make
liberal use of garnishes: Hang a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     on the bench                               TOP NE
pineapple or lemon juice-brushed                                                                                                                                                                                                                DRIVE
pear wedge on the rim of a glass.
Float blackberries or blueberries                                                                                                                                                                    The vacancy of a state                     LEAVI
in a tumbler with juice for                                                                                                                                                                          Supreme Court slot next                    A State
color contrast.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 driver i
                                                                                                                                                                                                     year is expected to spark a                court n
Share and score more holiday tips and                                                                                                                                                                boroughwide free-for-all                   charge
recipes on                                                                                                                                                                                                             welfare
                                                                                                                                                                                                     By TOM WROBLESKI                           on his f
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ADVANCE POLITICAL EDITOR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Page A
                                                                                                                                                                                                        When Democratic Justice
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Philip Minardo’s state Su-                 OBAM
                                                                                                                                                                                                     preme Court seat becomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                     available next year, it will set           DOTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                     off a two-front political war
                                                                                                                                                                                                     that could pull in some of the             Preside
                                                                                                                                                                                                     biggest names in Staten Is-                declare
                                                                                                                                                                                                     land politics.                             failure
   12 MORE SHOPPING DAYS                                                                                                                                                                                That’s because not only                 in the b
                                                                                                                                                                                                     will Minardo’s coveted                     airliner
      UNTIL CHRISTMAS                                                                                                                                                                                elected Supreme perch be up                Detroit
                                                                                                                                                                                                     for grabs, so will his plum                govern
                                                                                                                                                                                                     slot as administrative judge               informa
            INDEX                                                                                                                                                                                    for Richmond County.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Minardo turns the manda-

                                                                                                                                                                                                     tory retirement age of 70
          ADVICE B 11                                                                                                                                                                                next July. While he said he                WEAT
       CLASSIFIED B 8-9                                                                                                                                                                              plans to apply for the stan-               Joseph
                                                                                                                                                                                                     dard extensions in order to
        COMICS B 10-11                                                                                                                                                                               stay on the bench, his elected
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Supreme seat will become
       CROSSWORD C 8                                                                                                                                                                                 vacant.                                      1-WEAT
        EDITORIAL A 10                                                                                                                                                                                  Those in judicial circles
                                                                                                                                                             STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE/ANTHONY DePRIMO   say it’s bad all around for sit-             Not F
         LOTTERIES A 2                                                                                                                                                                               ting judges to have to raise
                                        A replica of the famous Wall Street bull by artist Arturo DiModica graces the lawn of Casa Belvedere, the Italian cultural center on Grymes Hill.                                                         1-WEAT
          MOVIES A 2                    Joining it is a statue of a horse, also on loan by DiModica. For the story and more photos, see Page A 7.                                                    money and compete for judi-
        OBITUARIES A 9                                                                                                                                                                                           SEE JUDGES, PAGE A 8
          SPORTS B 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TODA

                                        Wagner College envisions bright future                                                                                Stay on top of Island crime
      YOUNG ADVANCE C 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ADVICE

  WEATHERWATCHER                                                                                                                                                     online at                                                       CLASSIF
    KYLE MEDINA, 5, DONGAN HILLS                                             ture of greater collegiality                   Yet unlike some other                                                                                               EDITORI
                                        Grymes Hill school thrives           and cooperation between                     schools, Wagner’s overall en-                                                                                          FOOD .
                                        because it builds on the             higher-education institutions               rollment has remained con-                                                                                             INSIDE O
                                                                             in an effort to tamp down                   stant, despite the spikes in
                                        relationship between                 costs.                                      tuition and room and board.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MOVIE T
                                        theory and practice                     Richard Guarasci has seen                Almost 2,300 students are en-
                                                                                                                         rolled in undergraduate
                                                                             his school’s                                                                                                                                                       TODAY I
                                                                             undergradu-                                 (1,839) or graduate programs                                                                                           YOUNG A
                                        By FRANK DONNELLY                    ate tuition                                 (432), a decrease of 16 from
                                        STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE                rates increase                              six years ago.                                 Crime affects you and your neighborhood.
                                                                             by more than                                   “We can’t keep on increas-                                                                                          Staten I
                                           There is a natural rivalry        $8,500 — or                                 ing tuition at these rates. It’s
                                                                                                                                                                      Beginning today, we’ll be focusing on the fight
        HIGH OF 45 PAGE B 12            among colleges, each seeking         about 34 per-                               not tenable,” Guarasci said                   to maintain law and order on the Island on a
                                        to establish its “brand” and         cent — over                                 last week in an interview at                new online crime page,
                                        attract the best students.           the past six                                his Grymes Hill campus of-
                                           But with tuition costs            years. Under- GUARASCI                      fice. “I think in the future           There you’ll find the Advance’s complete coverage of police issues,
                                        threatening to blow middle-          graduate students are shell-                you’re going to see institu-            photo galleries of suspects, NYPD-released surveillance footage,
                                        class parents out of the             ing out almost $34,000 in tui-              tions sharing costs. We need            crime statistics and resources, and an interactive homicide map.
                                        water, the president of Wag-         tion this year, up from $25,350
                                        ner College envisions a fu-          in 2005.                                              SEE WAGNER, PAGE A 8          You’ll also be able to upload your own surveillance video to our
                                                                                                                                                                 user section, and as always, add your comments and thoughts.

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