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BREAKING NEWS ALL DAY ON SILIVE.COM PUBLISHED SINCE 1886 75 CENTS MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010 12 DAYS Readers: Leave Baby Jesus alone IN THE KITCHEN Hundreds post angry STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE/IRVING SILVERSTEIN comments on Silive.com 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 SiLive.com. 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 HEA 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 Silive.com/entertainment welfare alleged 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- potent 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 BUSINES WEATHERWATCHER online at SIlive.com CLASSIF COMICS CROSSW 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 LOTTERI in an effort to tamp down stant, despite the spikes in relationship between costs. tuition and room and board. MOVIE T OBITUAR theory and practice Richard Guarasci has seen Almost 2,300 students are en- rolled in undergraduate SPORTS 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 CLOUDY, BREEZY AND COOLER 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, silive.com/crime. 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.