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					                                                                                                                                                  EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 17, 2006/1


     Volume 200, No. 20
     May 17 to 23, 2006                                                Home of Strawberry Shortcake                                                                                   75   CENTS

                                                                                                                                           What is the
                                                                                                                                          village doing?
                                                                                                                                                        BY WILLIE KIERNAN

                                                                                                                                        The budget was passed without much fanfare, no raises
    The      Cazenovia                                                                                                               for the board members and a wait-and-see strategy towards
 community will honor                                                                                                                a comprehensive plan. Two of the trustees, Paul Brooks
 James L. Ryan for his                                                                                                               and Kurt Wheeler, are running for re-election this summer
 over 25 years of service                                                                                                            unopposed. A resident, living in the town, wants his back-
 to this community at a                                                                                                              yard annexed into the village, but not his house. His neigh-
 reception from 6 to 8                                                                                                               bors are grumbling. The board voted unanimously to grant
 p.m. Thursday May 25 at                                                                                                             a zone change to Dennis Gregg in the South Village devel-
 the Lincklaen House.                                                                                                                opment, while only months ago a zone change was denied
           SEE PAGE 3.                                                                                                               to Patriot Enterprises in the Chenango Crossing devel-
                                                                                                                                                         opment resulting in a lawsuit which is
                                                                                                                                       Eye On            costing taxpayers money. And what
                                                                                                                                                         gives with the old highway garage be-
You are invited                                                                                                                                          hind the library? It’s still there, but for
    Le Moyne College                                                                                                                                     what?
  formally invites the                                                                                                                                      At last month’s village board meet-
     public to the J.                                                                                                                 Local News         ing, when the date for a public hearing
Howland Auchincloss                                                                                                                                      for the proposed annexation of the
Concert featuring the                                                                                                                Parker property on Ten Eyck Ave and South Ten Eyck
   Auchincloss Piano         The cast and musicians of The Fantasticks mug for the camera after their final performance with solid   was set, a neighbor, new to the area, rushed forth with
with pianist Andrew          attendance at the Cazenovia College Theatre April 21, 22 and 23.                                        copies of signed petitions for each of the board mem-
Russo and members of                                                                                                                 bers to review. The issue was water drainage.
   the Syracuse Sym-                                                                                                                    At the subsequent public hearing, many of the neigh-
  phony Orchestra at                                           One week old                                                          bors in the area voiced their concerns. The reason Parker
 the W. Carroll Coyne                                                                                                                was seeking annexation was because he plans to build on
    Performing Arts                                                                                                                  the property that is already sub-divided, but it didn’t pass a
   Center at 7:30 p.m.                                                                                                               town PERC test. The property doesn’t drain fast enough to
May 19. All proceeds to                                                                                                              comply with septic tank regulations. In order to build on
  benefit Music Jour-                                                                                                                the property, it would need to be hooked into a sewer sys-
   neys Inc.Suggested                                                                                                                tem. It would only be one house, but the reason the neigh-
      donation $25.                                                                                                                  bors are up in arms is that area is where their water run-off
  Program: Works by                                                                                                                  goes. Many of them have septic problems and flooded base-
     Bach, Cage and                                                                                                                  ments due to hills to the north and west.
Gorecki: Concerto for                                                                                                                   “We consider the Parkers good friends and good neigh-
    Harpsichord and                                                                                                                  bors. It’s just important we take the time to explore any
Strings. Reception to                                                                                                                potential negative effects the surrounding properties may
         follow.                                                                                                                     face with the development of this particular property, with
 For info,call 445-4523.                                                                                                             drainage being of major concern,” said neighbor De Ann
                                                                                                                                     Steinhorst. “I think it’s safe to say we are all looking for-
                                                                                                                                     ward to an expeditious and sensible resolution to this mat-
                                                                                                                                     ter and to getting back to life as usual in the neighborhood.”
                                                                                                                                        Any further water blockage would be severely detri-
                                                                                                                                     mental to several landowners. Parker doesn’t wish to an-
                                                                                                                                     nex his house, just the land behind it.
                                                                                                                                        “My concern with the Parker annexation is that it’s
                                                                                                                                     not part of a grander scheme,” said Trustee Troy Waffner.
                                                                                                                                     “It doesn’t fit our comprehensive plan and I find it bother-
                                                                                                                                     some that we’d just be isolating the one lot.”
                                                                                                                                        Some of the neighbors to the north rely on the property
                                                                                  Mother Caleigh keeps an eye on Strawberry          for drainage. A possible solution could be multiple annex-
 CALENDAR .......... 2                                                            Shortcake at Cazabu farm.                          ations and hook-ups to village water and sewer.
 CLASSIFIEDS ...... B5                                                                                                                  “If they all would like to be annexed into the village,
                                                                                                                                     they would have to get together with a petition,” said
 EDITORIAL ........... 4                                                                                                             Trustee Paul Brooks. “I’m very concerned about this situ-
 NIGHT LIFE ...... B1                                                                                                                ation and we have to decide what is in the best interest of
                                                                                                                                     the community as a whole.”
 OBITUARIES ....... 26
                                                                                                                                        This same topic [of flooding and the impact of runoff in
                                                                                                                                     some parts of the village] came up during our May 1

                                  Cazenovia is for the birds
 SCHOOL NEWS ..... 6
 SPORTS ............. 24                                                                                                             meeting,” said Wheeler, “and we discussed the advan-
                                                                                                                                     tages of expanding storm sewers to serve those areas in
                                                                                                                                     the future. In the Ten Eyck neighborhood, as in other
                                                                          The Historic Cazenovia Business District Com-              areas, it would seem to make sense to plan ahead and
                                                                       mittee of the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of               address these concerns in a way that will be helpful to the
                                                                       Commerce will host a cocktail reception to mark the           whole area.”
                                                                       public unveiling of 22 unique birdhouses, decorated,             This annexation, if approved, would not mean a sig-
                                                                       painted and embellished by local artists. The recep-          nificant increase in housing, unlike some of the other
                                                                       tion, open to the public, will take place from 6 to 7 p.m.    developments in town. With Chenango Crossing, a zone
                                                                       Tuesday May 23 at the Lincklaen House and feature             change request was denied which led to a lawsuit. While
                                                                       complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.                  Brooks and Wheeler voted not to re-zone, they also pro-
                                                                          The birdhouses will then be on display during the          pounded on their views that overcrowding in the area
                                                                       summer at Cazenovia shops and be auctioned off at a           was detrimental to the village. However, they did vote in
                                                                       final gala event on August 8 to benefit the HCBD’s            favor of a zone change request regarding the South Vil-
                                                                       area promotional efforts and the GCACC Goodsight              lage development across the street, which will increase in
                                                                       Scholarship Fund.                                             size to five or six more houses.
                                                                          For further information on this and other area                “I feel it was keeping consistent with his overall plan,”
                                                                       events contact the Chamber Office and Visitor Center          said Waffner. “But I did feel it was ironic that he could be
                                                                       at 655-9243 or visit                    gaining six houses.”
                             HCBD birdhouse in Oneida Bank                                                                              South Village developer Dennis Gregg already had PD
                                                                                                                                     zoning for his existing property, but needed to purchase
 6    09859 00004        1
                                                                                                                                                                      Please see Village, page 3

        132 Albany St.
     Cazenovia, NY 13035
                                                            This week                                                                 Upcoming
                                   Cazenovia High School class reunion                                         Welsh Church opening
                                     Class of 1966 is having a 40th class reunion on July 15. Contact    Featuring barbershop style singing group at 7 p.m. Sunday June 4,
                                   Shirley Ammann Deneve at 451-5543.                                 located on Welsh Church Road in East Nelson. Call 655-2654.
           Editor:                 Community Band Rehearsals                                                   Trappers summer fur rendezvous
                                      At 7:30 p.m. in the Cazenovia High School Band Room every Wednes-          At Nichols Pond Park in Fenner on June 23, 24 and 25. Call 768-8115.
       Willie Kiernan
                                   day, except June 7, until June 22 when the first performance is scheduled
                                   at the Concert in the Park series, Lakeland Park Pavilion. No fee or                                 Ongoing
                                   audition. All high school and older musicians welcome. Call 655-9675.
                                   Friends In Adoption                                                         45+ Singles Group
                                      A local, not-for-profit adoption agency for over 20 years, will be         7 p.m. at Common Grounds the 2nd and 4th Fridays. Come join in.
                                   conducting a free, two-hour information session from 7 to 9 p.m.            Call 663-4457 for information on other events.
                                   Wednesday May 24 at the Baldwinsville Library. This session is for          Madison County Trout Unlimited meetings
                                   all people interested in learning more about domestic adoption from a         7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month, September through May.
                                   kind and caring agency that has helped create over 1,000 families           Meeting at Cazenovia Library. Call 655-4651 with questions.
            Sports:                through compassionate adoption. Call 1-800-265-2237 by May 21st to          Quilters Club at Cazenovia Public Library
         Phil Blackwell            make a reservation.                                                       9 a.m. until noon on Tuesdays. Bring your quilt and supplies, including
                                   Beginner Tai Chi class                                                 extension cord. Have fun, share company and ideas. Call 655-4607 for more
       434-8889, ext. 348
                                     10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Municipal Building meeting hall, information.
                                   2nd floor. This low impact, Chinese exercise benefits mind and body. Free meditation offered
                                   Classes are free to residents of Cazenovia School District aged 55 and    Free meditation instruction is offered by experienced teacher/phy-
                                   over. Call 837-4316 for questions.                                     sician. 662-3114.
                                   Chicken barbecue                                                            New chapter of MOMS Club
                                      At Cazenovia High School 3 to 7 p.m. Friday May 19. Cost is $5 for   Looking for members. Call Robin, 655-5740 or e-mail at
                                   2008 class fundraiser.                                      
                                   Ride for sight                                                              Writers group meets
    Display Advertising:              Motorcycle tour and benefit ride in Stearns and Wheler parking lot.     7 p.m. alternate Thursdays at Common Grounds. Call 662-3114.
                                   Registrations are at noon Saturday May 20. The fundraiser will ben- Cazenovia Writers Group is accepting new members.
        Pam Kennedy
                                   efit sight programs supported by the Cazenovia Lions Club.               Cazenovia Public Library trustees meet monthly
                                   Rummage and Bake Sale                                                      7:30 p.m. every fourth Monday. Call 655-9322.
                                      At the Perryville Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Osteoporosis prevention exercise program meets
      (deadline: 5 p.m. Friday)    May 20.                                                                    10 a.m. every Monday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Cazenovia.
                                   Plant sale                                                               This program is a free weekly weight and balance training exercise for
                                      At Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday May 19. In case of people over 60.
                                   rain, venue will switch to the Presbyterian Church Meeting House.        Snow Valley Riders Club meets monthly
                                   Car seat check                                                             7:30 p.m. last Wednesday of every month at The Coalyard on Rail-
                                      At Caz bowling alley parking lot from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday road Street in DeRuyter. Any questions call Elwin Goff at 655-3267.
                                   May18. This is free to the public to ensure child safety. Call 366-2361. Bereavement support group meeting
                                   New Woodstock Library                                                      11 a.m. fourth Thursday of each month unless of a holiday conflict,
   Classified Advertising:            Will hang watermedia paintings by the Cazenovia Watercolor Soci- at Common Grounds. The sessions provide fellowship, offer encour-
           Julie Galvin            ety through May 26.                                                      agement and coping strategies.
            434-1988               The Cazenovia Library Art Gallery                                           Story time at the Cazenovia Public Library              is featuring paintings and photography by Toloa Perry, Jeanette    10:15 a.m. every weekday. Story time in the Story Garden. Monday
     (deadline: 5 p.m. Thursday)   Robertson, Sherry Wright and Nancy Oudheusden entitled Local Art- and Tuesday “Mother Goose Rhyme Time,” Wednesday “Toddler Story
                                   ists at Tuscany.                                                   time,” Thursday and Friday “Preschool Story time.” Call 655-9322
                                                                                                                                                    EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 17, 2006/3

                                                                                                                           Children’s book
 What’s The
 WORD      ?
   Then they talked about what
they would do with $25. They all
talked at once, their voices insis-
tent and contradictory and impa-
tient, making of unreality a possi-
                                                                                                                         author visits Burton
                                                                                                                            Street School
                                                                                                                                BY MARY DRUKE

                                                                                                                          Rafe Martin, acclaimed story-
                                                                                                                                                                 ture storyteller and author.
                                                                                                                                                                    “Writing is about seeing the
                                                                                                                                                                 inside of your mind,” Martin told
bility, then a probability, then an                                                                                    teller and author of children’s           students. “Grammar, punctua-
incontrovertible fact, as people                                                                                       books, shared his magic with              tion, and spelling are not writing.
will when their desires become                                                                                         more than 600 students at the             That’s housekeeping, like brush-
words.                                                                                                                 Burton Street Elementary                  ing your teeth or washing dishes.
            –William Faulkner                                                                                          School in Cazenovia May 1. Mar-           Writing, however, is something
                                                                                                                       tin has written more than 20              different. It is a mystery. It is an
   Happiness and good are not ob-                                                                                      children’s books, most notably            adventure.”
jective terms. We cannot deal with                                                                                     “The Rough Faced Girl,” “The                 Martin then shared spellbind-
them scientifically. And since                                                                                         Brave Little Parrot,” and “The            ing stories with his young and
they aren’t objective they just ex-                                                                                    Boy Who Lived with the Seals.”            captive audience. Afterwards, he
ist in your mind. So if you want to                                                                                    He has been the recipient of many         answered several questions from
be happy just change your mind.                                                                                        prestigious awards, including             the students. One young boy
                 –Robert Pirsig                                                                                        three American Library Asso-              asked him why he became a writer.
                                                                                                                       ciation Notable Book Awards,              Martin replied that seeing the
   The man accepted the gifts with                                     James Ryan                                      and his books have been trans-            blank comatose-like faces of his
an upturned face that revealed the                                                                                     lated into more than eight lan-           children while they watched TV is
incredulity of a man struck by
lightning in the rainless desert;
                                         Community honors                                                              guages.
                                                                                                                          “I had very few books as a child
                                                                                                                                                                 what propelled him into becom-
                                                                                                                                                                 ing a writer. He compared those
and his benefactor was gone be-                                                                                        and they were treasures to me,”           lifeless stares with their excited
fore he could acknowledge the gift.
            –William Kennedy
                                       James Ryan for service                                                          Martin recalled.
                                                                                                                          Despite this dearth of reading
                                                                                                                                                                 expressions while he told them
                                                                                                                       materials, his family provided               “It was then that I knew the
                                          The Cazenovia community will         ing on its board of directors for
   With a little ingenuity and vi-                                                                                     him with plenty of stories. His           power of stories,” he said.
                                       honor James L. Ryan for his more        eight years.
sion, he had made it all but impos-                                                                                    mother read fairy tales to him               Martin’s visit was made pos-
                                       than 25 years of service to this com-      He is currently acting
sible for anyone in the squadron                                                                                       from an old and beloved encyclo-          sible from the profits of the Bur-
                                       munity at a reception from 6 to 8       Cazenovia village justice, replac-
to talk to him, which was just fine                                                                                    pedia. His father flew missions           ton Street Library School Fair.
                                       p.m. Thursday May 25 at the             ing George Conway.
with everyone, he noticed, since                                                                                       in the Himalayas during World             The visit is part of the school’s
                                       Lincklaen House.                           “My intent is to follow the lev-
no one wanted to talk to him any-                                                                                      War II, and his grandmothers              annual Parents as Reading Part-
                                          Ryan is a Cazenovia High             els of fairness and integrity that
way.                                                                                                                   shared their stories of fleeing           ners celebration held from May 1
                                       School graduate and a graduate of       George Conway established and
                 –Joseph Heller                                                                                        from the Russian Revolution as            through 12 during which shared
                                       LeMoyne College. He served with         see that justice is fairly applied in
                                                                                                                       young girls. All this stirred and         reading with parents, siblings,
                                       the Madison County Probation            this village court,” said Ryan.
   I was thinking about the ori-                                                                                       fueled the imagination of the fu-         and friends is promoted.
                                       Department for 29 years and re-            Ryan has been married to his
gin of the word pumpkin. It’s such     tired in August 2005. He chaired        wife, Susan, for 30 years. She is the
a cute word, kind of plump and         the village planning board in the       program director at the
friendly, and sexy in a farmer’s       mid-80s and has been a long time        Children’s House. They have
daughter sort of way.                  volunteer with the Cazenovia Fire       three grown children.
                 –Tom Robbins          Department, serving as secretary           In his spare time Jim Ryan en-
                                       for the Owahgena Hose Company.          joys reading history, biography
Clues: 1. Unrelated stooge                Cazenovia Fire Chief Tom Tait,       and well-written mystery novels.
2. Pointy 3. Ticket                    said “James Leo is a beloved mem-          Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar
Answers on page 8.                     ber of our fire department. He is       will be available at the reception.
                                       passionate and has great sense of       Tickets are $30 per person and $50
                                       humor.”                                 per couple, and may be purchased
                                          Ryan has also been involved          at the door.
Village                                with the Community Action Part-
                                       nership of Madison County, serv-
                                                                                  For more information, contact
                                                                               Harris Lindenfeld at 655-8325.
From page 1
an additional seven acres be-          Talk of Asia                               As trustees of the Brackett
cause of topographical issues.             Tom and Liz Brackett will speak     Foundation, Tom and Liz
The new land, two parcels zoned        at 7 p.m. Wednesday May 24 at           Brackett visit Asia every year, vis-
previously at R30 and R20, was
approved for re-zoning by a
                                       Common Grounds in Cazenovia.
                                       The public is invited. They will
                                                                               iting schools and boarding houses
                                                                               the foundation supports and meet-
                                                                                                                                     Getting the word out
unanimous vote.                        speak about their recent trip to        ing with project leaders. They also     Amanda Bury presents her check to HCBD Treasurer Andrea Narrow. The
   “There’s a significant differ-      Thailand and India and the status       meet individually with 105 stu-         money contributed by many Cazenovia retail businesses and restaurants is for
ence in adding property, to a devel-   of the Brackett Foundation’s work       dents who hold foundation schol-        advertising and promoting shopping and dining in Cazenovia. Billboard ads, TV
opment to decrease density,”           with refugees from Burma. The           arships to attend universities and      spots and print advertisement will feature Cazenovia and target the Fourth of July
Wheeler said.                          Brackett Foundation was formed          colleges in Thailand, and inter-        and the Christmas season. Most businesses will now be open noon to 4 p.m. on
   “This was totally different,”       in 1997 dedicated to helping refu-      view many new candidates for            Sundays and to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.
said Brooks.                           gees gain access to education.          scholarships.

                                       EDITORIAL                                                                    “He is a whiz of a wiz, if ever a wiz there was”
                                                                                                                       There’s something sad about                                           your music, your talents, your
                     Building fences                                                                                watching a balloon deflate. The
                                                                                                                    party’s over and everyone’s gone
                                                                                                                                                                           Willie            faults and your body parts. In
                                                                                                                                                                                             each and every one of these
    Fences do a number of things. They keep out things;                                                             home. The colored rubber orbs,                         Kiernan           relationships you may discover
 they keep in things. They frequently monitor property                                                              once so ornate and the essence of                                        magic. It touches your heart. It
 lines and can be sat upon. They decide what is or what                                                             festivity, no longer belong.                                             makes you laugh and cry and
                                                                                                                    Instead of watching them die                             On the job sing and curse. It’s what you live
 is not a home run. And usually, they denote separa-                                                                slowly, I’d rather throw them                                            for.
 tion.                                                                                                              out. Usually, I’ll use a pin. But                                            Then there’s your relationship
    When it comes to keeping the dogs and horses in,                                                                sometimes I get creative and use                                         with God. Whether you call it
 fences become quite necessary. And in these times of                                                               scissors, or a fork, or a staple                                         God, or your conscience, or your
 opulent energy use, sometimes they are electric. Not a                                                             gun. Sometimes I’ll rip them          life.                              heart, it doesn’t matter; it needs
 big shocker, just one to get the message across.                                                                   with my bare hands. I’m senti-            Yes, you figured it out. This  to be dealt with. You need to have
                                                                                                                    mental that way.                      world is just dirt and credit      something or someone to blame
    As far as illegal immigration, fences are built to                                                                                                    rates. It’s just one big floating
                                                                                                                       Life begins magical enough.                                           for the magic, some entity to
 keep the unwanted out. Such fences are mean by                                                                     As a helpless baby you call out       ball of dirt and profit and loss   thank. And before long, little by
 nature. Suddenly, a free country that was built on                                                                 for food and it appears. You poop     statements. It’s dirty, filthy and little, your abject cynicism goes
 visitation rights wants to be sealed up. How can there                                                             in your drawers and it goes           survival of the fittest. But guess away. Not because it has to, but
 be lines of separation in such a free world?                                                                       away. You take your first bath        what, you can plant something      because you will it to.
    Separation starts with neighbors not liking what                                                                and decide water is magical.          in that dirt. You can cultivate        You plant a radish; you get a
                                                                                                                    Your tooth falls out of your head     and watch something grow.          radish. It’s magic. You can turn
 they’re doing next door. You don’t want to see his mess
                                                                                                                    and you put it under your pillow.     That’s what civilization is. We    on the TV and watch a ballgame
 so you build a fence to block his mess out. Why should                                                             The Easter Bunny and Santa            make art, music, movies, babies, from the other side of the coun-
 you help him out with his mess? Why should anybody                                                                 Claus make their yearly visits        playgrounds, birdhouses, board     try. You can fall in love and feel
 help anybody out?                                                                                                  and you learn how to magically        games, thing-a-ma-doodles and      like you’re living your life in a
    Because you’re neighbors. Neighbors help each                                                                   read, write and tie your shoes.       wars to fight over who gets the    musical. You can ride a bike up a
 other out. Neighbors borrow and lend. Neighbors live                                                               You watch a movie and find out        dirt. It’s what keeps us busy and  hill and go down the other side
                                                                                                                    water even kills witches.             eventually defines us. It’s where  without pedaling as the wind
 together in the same village, town and hemisphere.
                                                                                                                       As you get older, you begin to     we regain the magic.               blows back your hair. You can
 Neighbors share the water and air and time together.                                                               understand that the Wizard of Oz          Beyond fighting the wars and   turn on a radio to listen to music
 Neighbors can actually get along, maybe even play                                                                  was no more than a man behind         finding employment, you must       written hundreds of years ago or
 games together.                                                                                                    a curtain. Water is something         deal with relationships, which     last month. You can make
    Get off the fence and be big about it. Hit a home run.                                                          that uses you to get around in.       are different in every case and    rainbows with your garden hose.
                                                                                                                    Realities and responsibilities are    most times magical. You can’t      And somewhere, over that
                                                                                                                    becoming flying monkeys, uglier       avoid relationships; they exist    rainbow, is your backyard. You
                                                                                                                    with every passing day. By the        whether you pay attention or       can plant a turnip and get a
                                       IN HISTORY                                                                   time you finish college and are
                                                                                                                    ready for that big cruel world,
                                                                                                                                                          not. They are the fourth most
                                                                                                                                                          abundant thing in the universe.
                                                                                                                                                                                             turnip; it’s all magic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 I’m not sure if the phrase goes
May 18, 1980 - Mount St. Helens, in Washington state,                                                               you feel like you are tough and       There’s your family, your          party hearty or party hardy, but
                                                                                                                    strong and as cynical as you need     friends, your lovers, your neigh-  that’s the way we do it around
erupted after being dormant for 123 years.                                                                          to be.                                bors, your co-workers, your        here. And we blow up balloons
May 19, 1962 - Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday”                                                                    But your education is incom-       community members, your store with helium, the second most
                                                                                                                    plete. Your diploma only marks a      owners, your service providers,    abundant element in the uni-
to president John F. Kennedy.                                                                                       fraction of your learning. This       your customers, your politicians, verse, between that notorious
May 22, 1992 - Johnny Carson hosted the last episode                                                                upcoming part of your learning        your teams, your fans, your junk duo hydrogen and oxygen, and
of his Tonight Show.                                                                                                experience is the hardest of all.     mailers, your helium distributor watch them fly. We become fond
                                                                                                                    Somehow, you must find your           and everyone else you bump into of our own backyards and our
May 23, 1911 - The New York Public Library, at the time                                                             way back to the magic. And there      along the way. Then there’s        own piece of dirt. And we play
the largest marble structure ever built in the United                                                               are no books, videos or teachers      relationships with your cars,      games and music and we plant
                                                                                                                    to get you there. There are no        your pets, your clothes, your      our magic and watch our gar-
States, was dedicated by President Taft in New York                                                                 tests to cram for, no papers to       ruby slippers, your hair, your     dens grow. And we do it every
City after 16 years of construction.                                                                                write. That was all just prepara-     food groups, your remote, your     single blessed day, until the
May 24, 1844 - Samuel Morse transmitted the first                                                                   tion for what is to become your       mirrors, your phone, your books, party’s over.

telegraph message, in which he asked, “What hath God
wrought?”                                                                                                           FROM THE MAILBAG
                                                                                                                    The way to save                          If you make $500,000-1 million/    because of your generosity and
                                                                                                                                                          year, you will save $5,656 in taxes   support. Our trail system covers
                                                                                                                    money?                                annually.                             the townships of Nelson,
                                                                                                                    To the editor,                           If you make more than              Cazenovia, Fenner, Lincoln and
                                                                                                                      Mr. Kevin Curtis, is this what      $1million/year, you will save         DeRuyter and we thank you all.
                                                                                                                    you think is a good way to save       $42,766 in taxes annually.                              ELWIN GOFF
                                                                                                                    money for our children and               Less than 3.5 percent of U.S.
                                                                                                                    grandchildren? Is this a tax plan     taxpayers fall into the category of
                                                                                                                    you would want?                       making $200,000 a year or more.       There’s too much fat
                132 Albany St., P.O. Box 301 Cazenovia, New York 13035                                                Under the just-passed Republi-         So, this is a targeted tax cut —   To the editor,
                                     Established 1808
                                                                                                                    can tax deal ...                      at a $70 billion cost to the             Let me start by saying that
                                               USPS      095-260                                                      If you make less than $10,000/      Treasury — for less than 3.5          I’m pleased with the academic
                           Phone 315-655-3415              ●   Fax 315-655-3813                                     year, you will save $0 in taxes       percent of the population. These      excellence offered to the students
                                                                                           annually.                             figures are according to the Tax      at Cazenovia Central Schools. I
                       Willie Kiernan, Editor                                                                         If you make $10,000-20,000/         Policy Robert               realize that these programs and
           Pam Kennedy, Advertising Director, Madison County                                                        year, you will save $3 in taxes       Weissman.                             facilities cost a great deal, but I
                                                                                                                    annually.                               am especially disturbed by one
                Lori Lewis, Advertising Representative
                                                                                                                      If you make $20,000-30,000/            I don’t think so and I bet many    area of the budget: employee
                                                                                                                    year, you will save $10 in taxes      others don’t either.                  benefits, which constitute 25.2
                                                                                                                    annually.                                I think it’s time that I write a   percent of the total.
                 The Republican is a unit of Eagle Newspapers, 434-8889
                      Richard K. Keene, President and CEO, Ext. 302                                                   If you make $30,000-$40,000/        letter to the editor, don’t you?         The private sector is acknowl-
                          John McIntyre, Vice President and COO                                                     year, you will save $17 in taxes                      JOHN B. ROONEY        edging daily their inability to
                        David Grieves, Operations Manager, Ext. 311                                                 annually.                                                                   continue with defined benefit
                            David Tyler, Executive Editor, Ext. 340                                                   If you make $40,000-50,000/                                               retirement plans, and total
                           Daniel Lovell, Managing Editor, Ext. 330
                  Tami Grashof, Corporate Advertising Director, Ext. 320
                                                                                                                    year, you will save $47 in taxes
                                                                                                                                                          We want to thank you                  medical expense subsidies. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                think it’s time we saw a similar
                  Geoff Stickel, Marketing/Circulation Director , Ext. 312
                                                                                                                      If you make $50,000-75,000/         To the editor,                        acknowledgement in the public
                          Sharon Doldo, Business Manager, Ext. 305
                    Julie Galvin, Classified Advertising Director, Ext. 324
                                                                                                                    year, you will save $112 in taxes        All the members of the Snow        sector.
                                                                                                                    annually.                             Valley Riders Snowmobile Club            Nine percent more for health
                       Office of Publication: 72 Albany Street, Cazenovia, New York 13035
                              Periodical Postage paid at Cazenovia, New York, 13035
                                                                                                                      If you make $75,000-100,000/        want to thank all the landowners      insurance, an eight percent
          The Cazenovia Republican serves the residents of the towns of Cazenovia, Nelson and Fenner
                                                                                                                    year, you will save $406 in taxes     for their continued support and       increase in pension contribu-
   The Cazenovia Republican (usps 095-260) is published weekly by Eagle Media Partners, L.P., 5910 Firestone Dr.,   annually.                             allowing us to maintain, groom        tions, and “related benefits due to
   Syracuse, N.Y. 13206-1103. Subscriptions are $25 per year in advance to addresses in New York state; $30 per       If you make $100,000-200,000/       and ride over 100 miles of trails     contractual salary increases” is
   year in advance to addresses outside New York state. Newsstand, $0.75 per issue. POSTMASTER: Send change
   of address to Cazenovia Republican, 5910 Firestone Dr., Syracuse, NY 13206-1103.                                 year, you will save $1,395 in taxes   on their lands. The landowners        not in line with 3 to 4 percent
   Eagle Newspapers is owned by Eagle Media Partners, L.P. and Eagle Media Inc., G.P., Edward S. Green, chairman;   annually.                             are vital to our trail system and     inflation! I think that the board
   David H. Northrup Jr., vice chairman; David Barclay, secretary/treasurer; Richard Keene, president; and John
   McIntyre, vice president.
                                                                                                                      If you make $200,000-500,000/       all the club members will con-        should address these imbalances,
                                                                                                                    year, you will save $4,527 in taxes   tinue to ride respectfully on your    and have district employees and
                                                                                                                    annually.                             land and can enjoy a safer sport           Please see Letters, page 8
                                                                                                                                               EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 17, 2006/5

The moms are coming...                                                      Easy come...not so easy go
   Lately I’ve had two mothers on                                               No reports of the May Day                                                   waving as he did on the Senate
my mind. One is mine and the                                                demonstration and boycott                                                       floor a copy of “Origin of the
other is my husband’s. They are                      Samanthi               shutting down any Madison
                                                                                                                                     Donald                 Species” and declaiming that the
both coming to visit – at the
same time. If I seem a little
                                                     Martinez               County towns; left to celebrate in
                                                                            our own ways: “Hooray, hooray,
                                                                                                                                      Krueger               influx of “inferior peoples threatens
                                                                                                                                                            the very fabric of our race.” He was
stressed to you, it might be                                                it’s the first of May....” By the                                               a Republican, the party having
because I have a lot of house-
                                                         Tea &              time this is printed Congress
                                                                                                                                      Cazenovia             formed in 1843 out of such as The
cleaning to do. Now, neither of                        simplicity           will have solved the immigration                         curmudgeon             Order of the Star-Spangled Banner,
these ladies would don a white                                              problem? Melting pot? Soup or                                                   The American Protective Associa-
glove and sneak around looking                                              stew? Puree or salad?                                                           tion, and the American Party, the
for dust bunnies or cobwebs. And      dinner. Visitors are nice -               According to census figures,        can Revolution.                         “Know-nothings.” The more things
they both wear glasses, and are       especially when they begin to feel    the population of the U.S. in 1880         Grandfather on my father’s           change the more they are the same?
too short to inspect the top of the   comfortable and no longer need        was 5,308,483, not saying if all        side was a later-arriving “un-             And not to forget the Chinese
fridge, so what am I worried          to be entertained.                    were citizens or not. In 1900 it        documented” immigrant, a draft          Exclusion Act, passed in 1882.
about?                                    We are now well into our third    was 75,994,575. In 2000 281,421,906.    dodger not caring to fight for the      And the 1924 immigration law
   Still, it makes me nervous         year in Hamilton and look             No more room in the pot? Or is it       Prussians against the French;           that effectively excluded all
that while I am sitting around        forward to “the Moms” (and Dad)       as Congressman Albert Johnson           stowed away on a boat from              Asians. Repealed in 1943, setting
talking with our mothers, I will      coming to spend time with us.         said in 1927, “Our capacity to          Hamburg – you know, “Send               a quota of 105 Asians a year. By
notice a horribly dirty window        Their youngest granddaughter          maintain our cherished institu-         these tempest-tost to me.” No           the way, wasn’t it in 1830 that
pane, or spot a thick layer of dust   will graduate from high school        tions stands diluted by a stream        visa but he did become a citizen,       Mexico closed the borders of
on a bookshelf that I had previ-      and our family will come in from      of alien blood?” Institutions in        married another immigrant,              Texas to further immigration of
ously neglected. As with most of      different parts of the country to     those days being primarily              legally, we assume. Like many           those “perfidious foreigners”
our houseguests, we want to           celebrate and just hang out           Protestant churches.                    German new citizens at the time         from the U.S. southern states?
provide a warm and comfortable        together.                                 In 1900 the census reported         of World War I he and the family        Too many already, and they
home-away-from-home. I want               We’ll plan long and leisurely     there were 137,458 immigrants           did all they could to erase the         didn’t speak the language.
the linens to smell clothes-line      walks in town; we’ll order            from Latin America – 8,407,837 in       taint of the old country; as a good        Might readers have interest-
fresh; I want their first cup of      sandwiches and sit in the park.       1980, 66.1 percent from Mexico. It is   American resented all those             ing family history stories to
coffee or tea in the morning to be    I’ll challenge the Moms to ride       a cliché, but nonetheless true, that    immigrants from southern and            share with us, if you will? If
refreshing and bold. I wish for       the flat board tree swing in our      we are all immigrants or de-            eastern Europe, never mind              you’ve not already discovered the
them to feel comfortable in           backyard; we’ll wonder why            scended from immigrants. Except         “From her beacon-hand/Glows             Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
opening the fridge and helping        neither one of them ever learned      of course for American Indians -        world-wide welcome.”                    Day Saints (Mormon) Family
themselves to juice or a piece of     to ride a bike. We’ll enjoy cups of   well, they immigrated a long, long         Resented, too, all those “immi-      History Library in Salt Lake
fruit.                                afternoon tea and shortbread          time ago - who understandably           grants” from Africa, those with         City – it has a Website – you’ll
   I am hoping for typical            cookies. We’ll read books sitting     had/have cause to complain about        no choice in the matter. They           likely find everything you ever
Central New York beautiful June       in the shade of the gigantic          the “immigrant problem:” There          moved up north and took jobs            wanted to know about your
weather, maybe an afternoon or        maple tree. I’ll invite them to sit   goes the neighborhood....               away from real Americans. The           family ... or not. You can start the
two of rain showers, and tem-         on the patio with me and their            Benjamin Franklin in 1751           first African immigrants arrived        search at the Church’s Family
peratures in the 70s. I have put in   granddaughter Rachel sip              complained, “Why should the             here - against their will - in 1619.    History Center in Auburn, on
an order for breezy evenings and      lemonade and talk about their         Palatine boors be suffered to           By the time of the Revolution           Kearney Avenue, 253-6215. The
stunning sunsets. I want every        growing-up days. They’ll enjoy        swarm into our settlements...           they made up one-fifth of New           good saints will help you get
day of their visit to feel like       the Farmer’s Market on Satur-         why should Pennsylvania                 York’s population, by 1860 14.1         started and into the main
Mother’s Day.                         days and buy maple sugar              become a colony of aliens?” A           percent of the country’s.               library, without having to make
   Both our parents have visited      candies and glass art and pottery     traveler of the time said that             Unfortunately, there are still too   a trip to Salt Lake City.
us a couple of times before and       to take back home.                    although the citizenry dressed          many Henry Cabot Lodge types,
have fallen head-over-heels for           Maybe we will take them           like Englishmen, “rarely is an
our quaint little hamlet-of-a-
town. On a previous visit, my
                                      swimming at the Colgate
                                      natatorium; pack a picnic lunch
                                                                            English word heard.”
                                                                                Question: How many of us
                                                                                                                                         LETTERS POLICY
husband Duane’s mom Betty             and stroll through Rogers’            have ancestors who were “ille-                    The Cazenovia Republican welcomes letters on subjects of
stayed for a week in May with         Environmental Center. Listen to       gal” or “undocumented?” If we               interest to our readers. All letters must bear a daytime telephone
her cousin Ginger. The two            music on the Village Green, or        know, do we want to admit to                 number. The telephone number will not be printed or released.
ladies walked all over town,          pick lettuce from the garden for      them? I confess, the founding               The Cazenovia Republican reserves the right to edit. Letters should
stopping into stores, introducing     lunch. If they relax, enjoy peace-    father of my mother’s side of the           be legible and no more than 500 words long. Anonymous letters
themselves and making friends.        ful times, and know their son         family was an army deserter,
                                                                                                                                     receive no consideration. Letters can be:
When my parents came to visit         and daughter are content with a       from English General Edward
last year in June, my dad Rex         simple life, maybe they won’t         Braddock’s troop after its defeat                    Mailed to:
walked every morning to Roger’s       notice the housecleaning I didn’t     by the French in 1755. Took off to
                                                                                                                                                                        Faxed to:
                                                                                                                             Cazenovia Republican                         655-3813
Market for the newspaper, and         get to.                               what is now Kentucky. So far as
my mom Sue took it upon herself                                             we know, female family members                      P.O. Box 301                          E-mailed to:
to water my plants and cook                                                 are not eligible for membership                    Cazenovia, N.Y.          
                                                                            in the Daughters of the Ameri-                        13035

                                                                                                                         “Cazenovia in Concert”
                                                                                                                         at the Civic Center
                                                                                                                            The Cazenovia High School
                                                                                                                         Music Department will present
                                                                                                                         “Cazenovia in Concert” at the
                                                                                                                         John H. Mulroy Civic Center at
                                                                                                                         7:30 p.m. Wednesday June 7. The
                                                                                                                         concert will feature all seven of
                                                                                                                         the high school vocal and instru-
                                                                                                                         mental performing ensembles
                                                                                                                         onstage in the Crouse Hinds The-
                                                                                                                         ater. Admission for the concert is
                                                                                                                         $4 for adults, children and senior
                                                                                                                         citizens. Bus transportation to the
                                                                                                                         Civic Center will be provided to
                                                                                                                         the public for a $1 per person fee.
                                                                                                                         Concert and transportation tick-
                                                                                                                         ets are available from any high
                                                                                                                         school music student or in the
                                                             New officers                                                main office at the high school.
                                    Project Cafe recently elected new officers for the 2006-2007 year. Its new leaders   Tickets for the concert will also be
                                                                                                                         sold at the door on June 7. For
                                    include (left to right), Hannah Glos (Treasurer), Kate Webber (Secretary), Merrill
                                                                                                                         more information please call the
                                    Amos (Vice President) and Beezly Kiernan (President). Project Cafe is a student-
                                                                                                                         Cazenovia Fine Arts Department
                                    led non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life in       at 655-5339
                                    Cazenovia by promoting drug-free and alcohol-free activities, art, music, com-
                                    munity service and scholarship.

                                    Seven students in Who’s Who
                                        The 2006 edition of “Who’s Who        the equestrian team and crew team,         Sudanese Refugee Scholarship
                                    Among Students at American Uni-           the Equine Ambassador’s Club, the          fundraising committee. She served
                                    versitiesandColleges”willincludethe       Newman Club, and the dance club.           as assistant archivist at Cazenovia
                                    namesofsevenCazenoviaCollegestu-          She was a Campus Keys Tour Guide           College, and was an intern for
                                    dents.Acceptancemakeseachstudent          and a member of the Council on Stu-        Smith College’s Sophia Smith Col-
                                    eligible for one of several scholarship   dent Affairs. She also served with         lection, and for the Beehive Candle
                                    awards.Theyjoinstudentsfrommore           BOCES Migrant Worker Programs              Studio and Gallery. She was in-
                                    than2,000institutionsofhigherlearn-       and as a 4-H Club leader.                  volved with Amnesty Interna-
                                    ing in all 50 states.                         Sarah J. Groff of Clarence, ma-        tional, United Students Against
                                        Donna Cook, of Endicott, ma-          jored in Visual Communications.            Sweat Shops, and Save Darfur. She
                                    jored in Criminal Justice. She re-        She received the Emerson Scholar-          was an organizer for National Day
                                    ceived the Founder’s Scholarship,         ship, and was consistently named           of Action for Darfur, and was a
                                    the Emerson Scholarship, and a            to the Dean’s List. She was a mem-         member of the Crisis in Darfur
                                    Kaplan Educational Services Test          ber of the college’s Society for Suc-      Symposium planning committee.
                                    Prep Program Scholarship, and was         cess and Leadership, the ALD               She also has been active with the
                                    consistently named to the                 Honor Society for First-Year Stu-          Girl Scouts of America, and was a
                                    Cazenovia College Dean’s List. She        dents and is a member of the Alpha         Youth Action Coalition Volunteer.
                                    earned the Cazenovia College Paw          Chi National Honor Society. She               Crystal D. Lewis of Carmel ma-
                                    Pin Award for campus participa-           was a member of the college’s Vi-          joredinFashionMerchandising.She
                                    tion and leadership, and is a mem-        sual Communications Club, the              was the recipient of a Founder’s
                                    ber of the Alpha Chi National             Cazenovia College Swim Club, was           Scholarship, a Cazenovia College
                                    Honor Society. She served as a First-     vice president of the Cazventures          Grant, a Resident Assistant Scholar-
                                    Year Seminar master student and           Outing Club; and served on the             ship, and the Emerson Scholarship.
                                    was a member of the Cazventures           staff of The Cazenovian, the               During her college career she was
                                    Outing Club, the Criminal Justice         college’s yearbook, most recently          president of the college’s Overseas
                                    Club, and the College’s drama club.       as editor. She earned Certified Stu-       Travel Club, a member of the
                                    She was a resident adviser and a          dent Leader credentials and served         Cazventures Outing Club, a Campus
                                    member of the Staff Appreciation          as an orientation adviser, resident        Key tour guide and a peer mentor to
                                    Committee. She participated in            adviser, and head resident adviser         tour guides. She was on the intercol-
                                    Cazenovia College Leadership Re-          of Shove Hall, the Village Com-            legiate volleyball team, the golf team,
                                    treats and the Mid-Atlantic Consor-       mons and the College’s Commu-              and a participant in the theatre pro-
                                    tium of Human Services Confer-            nity Service Residence at 15               duction of “Godspell.” She partici-
                                    ence. She has held internships with       Sullivan Street. She also served on        pated in the Study Abroad Program
                                    and been employed by Tripoli Pri-         the Resident Adviser Recruitment           at Canterbury Christ Church Uni-
                                    vate Investigations in Chittenango        Committee. She was a member of             versity, and was a First Year Semi-
                                    as an investigative agent; and            the Salvation Army Bell Ringers            nar master student. She was a stu-
                                    Hancock and Estabrook Law Firm.           Campaign, and joined the Light             dent athlete for the Cazenovia Col-
                                        Amy         D.     Gingher       of   the Night Walk; the Making                 lege Athletic Department’s Kid’s
                                    Tunkhannock, Pa., majored in              Strides for Breast Cancer Walk,            Night Out, and is a lifeguard and wa-
                                    Equine Business Management.               and Nicaragua Relief Aid. She also         ter safety instructor.
                                    She received a Cazenovia College          worked for the non-profit organi-             Tracy Rubin of Bridgeport ma-
                                    Founder’s Scholarship and an              zation, Vera House, Inc.                   jored in Business Management. She
                                    Emerson Scholarship. She was a                Jennifer Hartwell, originally          was the recipient of the 1824 Society
                                    member of the college’s equestrian        from Amherst, Mass., majored in            Scholarship, the Emerson Scholar-
                                    team, the Equine Ambassador’s             Social Sciences. She received the          ship, the Howe Mathematics Award,
                                    Club and the dance club. She              Mary Rose Greene Scholarship, was          and has been consistently named to
                                    served on the Student-Athlete Lead-       consistently named to the Dean’s           the Dean’s List. She was a member of
                                    ership Team, was the Western              List, and was also named to the Na-        the Student Government Associa-
                                    Equestrian Team representative,           tional Dean’s List. She is a member        tion and president of the senior class.
                                    and was a competitor in the First         of the Alpha Chi National Honor            She served as an orientation adviser,
                                    Annual Cazenovia College Battle           Society, was a Washburn Teaching           and a Campus Keys tour guide. She
                                    of the Air Bands. She served in the       Fellow, and was selected as the stu-       earned Certified Peer Educator cre-
                                    community as leader of the White          dent speaker at the 2005 December          dentials, and served as a peer tutor,
                                    Oak 4-H Club in Wyoming County,           Graduates Tea. She was president           peer mentor, and peer career advi-
                                    Pa., and as director’s assistant of       of the college’s Human Rights Club,        sor. She served on the staff of The
                                    the Mill City Assembly of God             was a member of the History Club,          Cazenovian, the College’s yearbook,
                                    Children’s Church Program.                Project REACH, and was a DJ for            and traveled with Alternative
                                        HillaryErinGraff,ofAmsterdam,         WITC-FM, Cazenovia College’s ra-           Breaks @ Caz to Boston, Mass., to
                                    majoredinEquineBusinessManage-            dio station. She served as a Learn-        work in a food bank and homeless
                                    ment. She received the Presidential       ing Center tutor, a Summer College         shelter, and to North Carolina to
                                    Leadership Scholarship, the               peer mentor and was a First Year           work on a Habitat for Humanitiy
                                    Emerson Scholarship, an SASS              Seminar master student. She was a          project. She was a Chilly Chili 5K
                                    Scholarship from the Single Action        member of the planning committee           Run/Walk volunteer, a Reunion
                                    Shooting Society, was consistently        for the Crisis in Darfur Sympo-            Weekend volunteer, a Jazz ‘n Caz vol-
                                    named to the Dean’s List and is a         sium, was a Multi-Cultural Festi-          unteer, Cazenovia College Block
                                    member of the Alpha Chi National          val presenter, participated in the         Party volunteer, and participated in
                                    Honor Society. She was a member of        AIDS Walk, and was on the                  the Light the Night Walk.
                                                                                                                                              EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 17, 2006/7

   Albany Street
                                        Sauce goes from stove                                                       Design surge from NYC to Caz
                                                                                                                       BY STEPHANIE L. SEITLES

Cazenovia Jewerly
  Opening a new store in
                                        to shelf in six months
                                           BY WILLIE KIERNAN
                                                                                                                       Susan Sullivan Design has
                                                                                                                    been known for quality children’s
Fayetteville Aug.1.                                                                                                 and women’s clothing, but few
Flowers on Main                                                                                                     people know how these high-qual-
                                        Doctor Cynthia Jones is on the
   Carrying fabulous spring flow-                                                                                   ity products have found their way
                                    staff of the Community Memorial
ers. New things are arriving all                                                                                    to Cazenovia. Susan Gates, a resi-
                                    Health Center. She handles the in-
the time.                                                                                                           dent of Cazenovia, has been pro-
                                    ternal medicine area. She has a
Isabella                                                                                                            viding Central New York with ex-
                                    strong interest in healthy food, al-
   Dave made the birdhouses                                                                                         quisite clothing for many years.
                                    ternative medicine and pets. She
Mulligan’s                                                                                                             A sewing machine and a few
                                    dabbles in nutrition while cook-
   Silly Sandals tickle your toes                                                                                   yards of fabric was all it took to
                                    ing, painting and taking care of
and a new wow for clip-clops. You                                                                                   sprout a dream in the young mind
                                    her husband and their six cats.
can wear them to the opera. He                                                                                      of Susan Sullivan. Creating and
                                        Looking for something to do,
can wear whatever. Lovely new                                                                                       designing were on her mind since
                                    Jones decided to go into business
baptismal accessories for the baby,                                                                                 the age of 9.
                                    for herself. She is now an entrepre-
blankets, sweaters,dresses and                                                                                         “I was visiting my aunt,” Gates
                                    neur and sole provider of PeeWee’s
suits.                                                                                                              said. “She gave me a few yards of      love. Using her own children as
                                    Pomegranate Sauce. What began as
Caz Abroad
                                    a kitchen concoction is now bottled,                                            fabric and pointed me toward a         models, Gates has created comfort-
   Cazenovia signs have reap-                                              Doctor Cynthia Jones holds up a bottle   sewing machine. I figured out how      able designs for children. When
                                    labeled and on the shelf for sale.
peared, just in case you’ve forgot-                                        of PeeWee’s Pomegranate Sauce            to thread it and was on my way. A      asked if being a model was all it
                                        “My aunt used to make pome-
ten where you are or where you’re                                                                                   few hours later I emerged with my      was cracked up to be, 6-year-old
                                    granate molasses in her Syrian
supposed to be. Also, charming                                                                                      creation, a dress with a zipper up     Joey replied, “Mom’s hands are
                                    cooking,” said Jones. “I revised an       “I revised an old
Scherenschnitte wall hangings                                                                                       the front.”                            cold and Mom says I wiggle too
                                    old recipe and made it my own.
have arrived, those appealing scis-                                                                                    After receiving a bachelor’s de-    much.”
sor cuttings with charming
                                    The first thing I used it on was         recipe and made it                     gree in economics and business,           Gates is very family oriented.
                                    duck. It not only tasted good, but
verses.                                                                                                             Gates combined her degree with         Children can be found playing hide
Lavender Blue                       it’s extremely nutritious for you.”           my own.”                          her design sense to create Susan       and seek among the fabrics in the
                                        In bottling her passion for
   Has new stock from France.                                                                                       Sullivan Design. The business          studio on any given day. Daughter
                                    healthy food and nutrition, Jones
Also Peruvian cotton and alpaca                                                                                     thrived, and by the age of 29,Susan    Samantha lays fabric with her
                                    has been able to combine several of    herself painted. The sauce can now
scarves and children’s cardigans.                                                                                   Sullivan Design was sold in major      mother and draws pictures of the
                                    her many skills in less than half a    be purchased from the shelves of
M & T Bank
                                    year. With the help of Nelson Farms,   Nelson Farms.                            department stores and high-end         clothing she wants to produce.
   Customer Appreciation Day                                                                                        boutiques across the country, sup-        “My company is set apart from
                                    she came up with an exact recipe          “I also have a pomegranate
Friday May 19.                                                                                                      ported with reps in 10 major cities.   others because of the quality of
                                    which she worked on for close to       vinaigrette coming out,” said
Cheshire Cat
                                    three months. The starting cost was    Jones. “I would like to see them in      Moving the company from strictly       my fabrics and the time and en-
   The new Vera Bradley bags are                                                                                    wholesale to retail was a decision     ergy I spend on each pattern to
                                    $70. Her recipe was then sent to       specialty stores and restaurants.”
in as well as the garden line and                                                                                   Gates made with open arms.             ensure a perfect fit,” she said.
                                    Cornell University for processing.        Pomegranates go back in his-
   Stonewall kitchen foods.                                                                                            “I like to know my customers           With fabrics from around the
                                    The dieticians there took about a      tory to biblical times. A fruit of the
Cazenovia Artisans
                                    week to study the mix and declare      Middle East and India, it is hailed      and their children’s names,” she       world and patterns that are per-
   Susan Sullivan Design is pre-                                                                                    said. “I have more of connection       fected to fit, Gates has not only
                                    its suitability for bottling.          as an excellent anti-oxidant, im-
senting the 2006 Summer Trunk                                                                                       with the how and why of what I do.     built a high-end clothing company
                                        “There’s always a few finkle       proving cardiac blood flow.
Show from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs-                                                                                  My customers keep me motivated         but has brought high fashion
                                    notches to work out at first,” said       Nelson Farms, through
day May 18 at Cazenovia Grill.                                                                                      to keep on designing and creating.”    from NYC to Cazenovia. Susan
                                    Jones. “It’s a great marinade and      Morrisville State College, helps
Boys, girls and women’s clothing                                                                                       As the company grew, so did         Sullivan Designs can be found in
                                    cooking sauce. It needs to be hot.     entrepreneurs launch their prod-
of bright colors and ornate designs                                                                                 the obligations and size of her        the local Cazenovia Artisans Shop
                                    It’s not ketchup.”                     ucts. One of their products, Cur-
are available with plenty of high                                                                                   family. Even with multiple moves       as     well    as     online     at
                                        Once the inspection approval       rent C, can be seen in the fruit
energy and fun to liven up sum-                                                                                     and children in tow, Gates still She
                                    was passed, the ingredients had to     aisles at P&C supermarkets.
mer before it gets here.                                                                                            designed and produced clothing.        will also be holding her 2006
                                    be purchased and mixed in a sixty         “If I ever get lucky and start mak-
The Gallery
                                    gallon double-boiler. Jones had to     ingmoney,”saidJones,“theproceeds            Gates is a mother of four and       Trunk Show for her summer col-
   Wayne Daniels, fine art por-                                                                                     has used her experience as a           lection debut, Thursday May 18,
                                    purchase bottles and labels. She       will go toward helping animals with
traits, children, adults, animals.                                                                                  mother to develop and produce the      from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the ban-
                                    designed the labels herself using a    spay and neutering funding.”
A wonderful gift, see samples of                                                                                    clothing parents have come to          quet room of Cazenovia Grill.
                                    picture of her cat PeeWee that she        PeeWee would be proud.
his work, call 655-3707.
Caz Pizza
   Coming soon, the Big Kahuna,
at 24 inches, it’ll be the biggest
   pizza on the east coast.
   New menu. Try the grilled yel-
low fin tuna with tempura veg-
etables and lemon aioli accompa-
nied by a glass of organic Lolonis
Fume Blanc.
Collmer’s Antiques
   If anyone has old vinyl records,
any genre, that they would like to
part with, call Jessica Tuesday or
Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 655-

Boy Scouts plan annual
lawn sale
   The Boy Scout Troop 18 annual
lawn sale will take place from noon
to 6 p.m. Friday, June 2, from 3 to 8
p.m. and 8 a.m. to noon June 4.
Please, no early birds. The sale will
be held 1/4 mile east of
McDonald’s on Route 20 in
   Donations for Troop 18 annual
lawn sale will be accepted begin-
ning at 8 a.m. Friday June 2 at the
sale site until noon Saturday,
June 3. Please call Paul or Deb
Amidon at 655-9862 to arrange for
pick up of your large items. Sorry,
but no electronics, computer
parts, clothing, or textbooks.

Letters                            jewelry generously donated by
                                   Cazenovia Jewelry owner Ralph
                                   Monforte. Volunteers Mary
                                                                          New location for Taste of Cazenovia
From page 4
                                   Hodinger, Laurie Cornell, Dana            More than 400 attend the an-
staff share in the pain of in-     Lauria, Dana’s children Chelsea        nual spring event Taste of
creased costs.                     and Brandon, Mary Margaret             Cazenovia. This year it will be
   As a self-employed individual, Koppers, Mary’s boys Tony and           held at the Cazenovia College Ath-
I pay for every “benefit” that I   Teddy, and Penny Noll stuffed the      letic Center from 6 to 9 p.m.
get, and to have the board         over 1,000 plastic eggs that have      Wednesday May 24. Taste of
assume that it’s okay to have a    become a Cazenovia tradition in        Cazenovia features food and bev-
24.7 percent increase in their     many homes. The excitement             erages from more than 30 restau-
budget over four years, versus a   and anticipation felt by eggcited      rants, breweries and vineyards.
10.4 percent increase in the CPI   purchasers spans all ages. The         The evening includes live enter-
during the same period is insane! young love the candy; the young         tainment from The Gonzales
There’s too much fat, and it’s all at heart love the possibility of a     Brothers and a large silent auc-
in the benefits category!          bit more sparkle! At the heart of      tion, which has become a favorite
   The dirty little secret about   it all is the gratitude the children   local shopping extravaganza. Auc-
benefits is that the 14.3 percent  from Cazenovia Children’s              tion items include artwork, furni-
differential cited above is only   House feel toward everyone that        ture, jewelry, trips, sport and show
the tip of the iceberg. As more    stuffed the eggs, bought the eggs,     tickets and even a freestanding
people retire and live longer, the admired the eggs and enjoyed the       “skins” video arcade game.
burden on taxpayers will become eggs. Our deepest thanks to                  For only $40 per person, or
even more staggering. Better to    Cazenovia Jewelry for their            eight for a $200 pre-sale party pack,
address the situation now.         ongoing and extremely generous         you can take part in the most                                                                             GENE GISSIN
                    RICK MANIER support of CCH. A special thank           popular eating and drinking event       A scene from 2005 Taste of Cazenovia.
                                   you to all of Cazenovia for your       Cazenovia has each spring.
                                   support of this annual tradition.         The atmosphere is fun and in-        Cream, Little Jaks Pizza Shak,          Spring Water, Swedish Hill Win-
EGGStravaganza                     Proceeds from EGGStravaganza           formal. This year graphic design        Nelson Farms, Pepi’s Pizza, The         ery and an assortment of
                                                                          sponsor Tim Scanlon skillfully          Brae Loch, The Brewster Inn, The        microbrews from Tri-Valley Bev-
thank you                          benefit Cazenovia Children’s
                                                                          crafted the event’s theme with the      Golden Pheasant, The Lincklaen          erage, it is a tasty way to get out
                                   House, a not-for-profit early
To the editor,                     childhood education and child          phrase “Delectable, Delightful,         House, Chateau Lafayette Reneau,        and see friends on a beautiful May
   This year’s EGGStravaganza      care facility.                         and Delicious.” With tastings           Common       Grounds       Café,        evening, and all for a good cause.
was a truly successful and                  THE ADMINISTRATION,           from Albert’s Restaurant, Angel’s       Cooperstown Brewery, Dr.                   The event is anually the largest
enjoyable springtime event.                      TEACHERS, BOARD,         Deli, Cazenovia Grill, Cazenovia        Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars,          fundraiser for Cazenovia
Eggs sold at Cazenovia Jewelry         FAMILIES, AND CHILDREN             Pizzeria, Cheeky Monkey Foods,          MacKinnon Liquors, Manlius Li-          Children’s House, a not-for-profit
during April contained candy,                                  OF CCH     Circa, The Copper Turret,               quors, Mike’s Hard Lemonade,            organization which has served
and 20 contained gorgeous                                                 Earlville Cheese, Kimberly’s Ice        Ommegang Brewery, Saratoga              the greater Cazenovia community
                                                                                                                                                          for more than 36 years. Sponsors
                                                                                                                                                          for this year’s event include gener-
                                                                                                                                                          ous support from KPMG LLP, Al-
                                                                                                                                                          liance Bank, M&T Bank, NBT
                                                                                                                                                          Bank, Eagle Newspapers and
                                                                                                                                                          Table Hopping.
                                                                                                                                                             For ticket information please
                                                                                                                                                          call 655-KIDS.

                                                                                                                                                             “Then and Now,” an exhibit of
                                                                                                                                                          historic      photographs       of
                                                                                                                                                          Cazenovia’s architectural past
                                                                                                                                                          compared with the existing build-
                                                                                                                                                          ings today, was on display at the
                                                                                                                                                          Cazenovia Public Library Art Gal-
                                                                                                                                                          lery during March of 2005.
                                                                                                                                                             At that time, guest curator and
                                                                                                                                                          graphic designer Roger DeMuth
                                                                                                                                                          mounted the exhibit in conjunc-
                                                                                                                                                          tion with the Mayor’s Advisory
                                                                                                                                                          Committee         to    Conserve
                                                                                                                                                          Cazenovia Historic Resources.
                                                                                                                                                             This exhibit is now perma-
                                                                                                                                                          nently displayed in the Library
                                                                                                                                                          Community Room. It is compiled
                                                                                                                                                          from the photo collections of area
                                                                                                                                                          collectors Dave Porter, Jon Hol-
                                                                                                                                                          stein, Steve and Carol Resnick,
                                                                                                                                                          Gene Gissin, Rayburn Beale, The
                                                                                                                                                          Cazenovia Public Library Ar-
                                                                                                                                                          chives and Lorenzo State Historic
                                                                                                                                                             More than 150 images from
                                                                                                                                                          Cazenovia’s past and present are
                                                                                                                                                          included. Historic postcards, pho-
                                                                                                                                                          tos, visiting cards, stereopticon
                                                                                                                                                          images, and tintypes reveal sig-
                                                                                                                                                          nificant 19th and 20th-century
                                                                                                                                                             For more information, call the
                                                                                                                                                          library at 655-9322.

                                                                                                                                                          What’s the word?
                                                                                                                                                          Answer: Fine
                                                                                                                         EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 17, 2006/9

Multi-faith                                                                  ENGAGEMENT                   ANNOUNCEMENTS
celebration planned                                                          Howe,
Services designed for gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender individuals                                         Schuricht
   On Sunday June 4 at 3 p.m.,
Mohawk Valley Pride will host a
gay, lesbian, bisexual and
                                       Sunithi Bajekal, Rabbi Harry
                                       Rothstein, Rev. Milford Decker
                                       and Bruce Phillips.
                                                                             to marry
transgender-accepting multi-faith         The celebration is free and open      Gary and Valerie Howe of Cazenovia
celebration at Plymouth-Bethesda       to the community to attend.           announce the engagement of their daugh-
UCC.                                      For more information, visit        ter, Erin, to Marcus Schuricht of
   Many members of the faith ,                e-mail    Denver,Colorado. Marc is the son of
community will be represented at or call 734-      James and Linda Schuricht of Estes Park,
the non-denominational multi-          1653.                                 Colorado.
faith celebration.                        Mohawk Valley Pride is an edu-        Erin is a graduate of Cazenovia High
   Members of faith from               cational, support and advocacy or-    School, Gettysburg College, and the Uni-
churches all over the Mohawk           ganization that works with its al-    versity of Denver. She is a teacher at
Valley community have commit-          lies to empower and encourage the     Skyland Community High School in Den-
ted to attending and participating     Mohawk Valley lesbian, gay, bi-       ver. Marc is a graduate of Colorado State
in the multi-faith celebration.        sexual and transgender commu-         University. Heis a software consultant
   These members include Rev.          nity to celebrate and affirm their    with Avanade,Inc.
Thomas O’Donnell, Fr. Fred             identities and to promote under-         Marc and Erin will be married June 30,
Daley, Rev. John Harris, Rev.          standing, equality and respect for    2006 in Fort Collins, Colorado.             Marcus Schuricht and Erin Howe
Mary Lynn Gras, Rev. John Sisley,      the LGBT community.

Crunch time to
declare candidacy

   The race for the ballot has be-
gun, with Assemblyman Jeff
Brown and last year’s Nancy
Larraine Hoffman challenger
Thomas Dadey announcing their
intentions to contest Sen. David
J. Valesky’s 49th district seat.
   In addition to the senate elec-
tion, positions for governor, lieu-
tenant governor and attorney gen-
eral will appear on the ballot. Lo-
cally, the Madison County
treasurer’s and sheriff’s positions
are up for election. Dep. Treasurer
Cindy Edick has announced her
intention to run for the position
being vacated by retiring Trea-
surer Harold Landers.
   “The only other races that
might occur are in the event of a
vacancy in a town or the city of
Oneida,” said Barbara Townsend
of the Madison County Board of
Elections. “That would only be in
the event of a resignation or the
death of an incumbent.”
   Those interested in running for
a position under the Republican,
Conservative or Independence
party lines may circulate petitions
beginning June 6. The deadline for
return of those petitions to the
board of elections is July 20,
Townsend said.
   Terry Karst, chairman of the
Madison County Independence
Party Committee, said his board
of directors is very interested in
interviewing candidates seeking
the support and backing of the
growing MCIPC, regardless of can-
didates’ party affiliations.
   Independent candidates’ first
day to sign is July 11, with an Aug.
18 deadline for return of completed
petitions to the board of elections.
   Democratic candidates may
caucus for candidates from June 6
through Sept. 19.
   For more information about
petitions or elections, contact the
Madison County Board of Elec-
tions at 366-2231.
   To contact the Madison County
Independence Party Committee,
call     363-1373      or    e-mail

   Upcoming Dairy Court events                                                                              Preservation
     At 7 p.m. May 15, Dairy Court Training at        students from the Madison and Stockbridge
                                                                                                            conference a success
  ADA office in Syracuse.Natalie Taylor will be       School Districts, and their families, will attend
  attending and older ambassadors (age 12 and up)     to learn about farm life. Be prepared to do the            BY DOROTHY WILLSEY            Church in DeRuyter and the
  should attend. Also, committee members and          butter shake with people, hand out “got milk”                                            Spirit House in Georgetown.
  parents are encouraged to attend. You’ll meet the   stickers, hand out free milk, and talk to people         Rocco J. DiVeronica, chair-        Sue Greenhagen of the
  dairy courts from surrounding counties, and         about farming. If you own any farm props, such        man of the Madison County          Morrisville State College library,
  you’ll be able to have many of your questions       as stuffed cow, toy farm equipment, etc., bring it    Board of Supervisors and           a professional genealogist,
  answered about promoting the fabulous prod-         so you can talk about it to kids and families.        honorary chair of the Madison      described with photos “Stone
  uct, milk.                                             From 6:3o to 7:30 p.m. May 24 Farm Night for       County Bicentennial, opened the Strategies,” the cemetery work-
     There will be a separate Madison County          Pre K at Durhamville School. This event will be       Madison County Bicentennial        shop she facilitated last August.
  Training Meeting, to go over the info learned at    in the cafeteria / gym. Preschool students from       2106 Preservation Conference       Greenhagen is planning a repeat
  this May 15 meeting, so if you are a younger        the Oneida School District, and Special Needs         May 6. DiVeronica cited the        session in 2006. It is hoped this
  ambassador or an ambassador who lives far from      students from a number of surrounding school          county’s high rankings in recent program will help the 257 cem-
  Syracuse, you do not need to attend. The State      districts will attend with their families. We’ll do   surveys of counties in the         eteries in the county.
  ADA office needs to know how many will attend.      the same thing as in Stockbridge: butter shake,       northeast and in the country.         Assemblyman Bill Magee
     From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 18, Farm Night for    hand out “got milk” stickers, hand out free milk,        Participants at the daylong     outlined the objectives and
  Pre K at Stockbridge School. Come prepared to       talk to people about farming. Again, bring farm-      conference gathered to learn       operations of the Adopt-A-
  be outdoors, depending on weather. Preschool        related props to use as conversation starters.        ways to assure Madison County’s Cemetery Bill that he has
                                                                                                            uniqueness is not lost by the      introduced in the state Assem-
                                                                                                            tercentennial in 2106. Carl        bly. Carrie Hunt, grants coordi-
                                                                                                            Stearns, preservation architect    nator for the Madison County
                                                                                                            and chairman of the Madison        Planning Department, intro-
                                                                                                            County Bicentennial Architec-      duced the Madison County
                                                                                                            ture and Preservation Team,        Bicentennial Heritage Trails
                                                                                                            delivered the keynote address      Project.
                                                                                                            using vintage and current photos      “It is hard to imagine any
                                                                                                            to show landscape changes.         project that captures the essence
                                                                                                               Stearns ventured that how we of the Bicentennial more than
                                                                                                            treat the landscape with our       this project, which is indeed, an
                                                                                                            architecture is going to be how    honor for me to introduce today,”
                                                                                                            we are judged in 100 years.        Hunt said. “The Madison County
                                                                                                               Tania Werbizsky of the          Bicentennial Heritage Trails
                                                                                                            Preservation League of New York Project is the culmination of the
                                                                                                            State, gave examples of long-term efforts over the past three years
                                                                                                            economic development when          of more than 400 volunteers. The
                                                                                                            preservation is a central compo-   project is all about the county.”
                                                                                                            nent of planning and explained        Hunt introduced representa-
                                                                                                            myths often associated with        tives from each of the trails who,
                                                                                                            preservation. Susan Lattimore of in turn, described plans for the
                                                                                                            Heritage New York echoed some      inaugural tours during the
                                                                                                            of Werbizsky’s comments about      Bicentennial: Madison County
                                                                                                            the economics of heritage          Architectural Heritage Trail
                                                                                                            tourism and outlined the objec-    (May 7), Madison County Hop
                                                                                                            tives of the five state heritage   Heritage Trail (Sept. 17), Madi-
                                                                                                            programs.                          son County History Trail (Sept.
                                                                                                               Julian Adams of New York        23 and 24) and the Madison
                                                                                                            State Parks, Recreation and        County Freedom Trail (Oct. 22).
                                                                                                            Historic Preservation shared the
                                                                                                            benefits of a certified local         Bright and early the next
                                                                                                            government for municipalities.     morning the Architectural
                                                                                                            Tony Opalka, also from             Heritage Tour left the Engine
                                                                                                            NYSOPRHP, shared images of all House in Morrisville with a full
                                                                                                            the sites in Madison County that coach of eager and interested
                                                                                                            appear on the National Register    tourists. Barbara Giambastiani
                                                                                                            of Historic Places. Opalka         Bartlett, Kerry Linden, Stearns
                                                                                                            concluded his program by           and Eric Van Schaak, provided
                                                                                                            presenting certificates to repre-  ongoing architectural and
                                                                                                            sentatives from the five sites     preservation commentary
                                                                                                            most recently named to the         throughout the daylong tour to
                                                                                                            NRHP: Chenango Canal Summit 16 sites in Madison County.
                                                                                                            Level, Morrisville Public Library, Feedback from participants
                                                                                                            Oneida Lake Congregational         indicates the tour was a positive
                                                                                                            Church, Seventh Day Baptist        experience.
                                                                                                                        EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 17, 2006/11

                                           Washburn lecture
                                           to focus on
                                           political lobbyists
                                              Cazenovia College’s Washburn       Sciences.
                                           Junior Research Fellow, Jessica          The lectures will be followed by
                                           Hanley, a native of Clifton Park,     the Honors Convocation awards
                                           spent her junior year researching     ceremony for seniors in the Divi-
                                           the activities of and results ob-     sion of Social and Behavioral Sci-
                                           tained by lobbyists who attempt       ences; and the Division of Hu-
                                           to influence the political process.   manities, Natural Sciences and
                                           Her lecture, “Lobbyists: They May     Education. The lectures and con-
                                           Not Be As Influential As You          vocation are free and open to the
                                           Think,” will be delivered at the      public.
                                              Seventh Annual Washburn               Cazenovia College Professor
A visit from the                           Junior Fellowship Lectures at 2       Margery A. Pinet created the
                                           p.m. Thursday May 18 in               Washburn Junior Fellowship to
                                           McDonald Lecture Hall, Eckel          honor her parents’ love of learn-
    Senator                                Hall on Lincklaen Street in           ing. Pinet and Dr. John Robert
Brady Worden, a student at Brookfield      Cazenovia.                            Greene, holder of the Paul J.
Central School District, presented            Hanley is a Social Sciences ma-    Schupf Chair in History and Hu-
Senator David Valesky with a gift bag      jor at Cazenovia College. She said,   manities, established the guide-
during his recent visit to the school.     “The Washburn Junior Research         lines for the Washburn Fellow-
Senator Valesky toured the school, met     Fellowship has given me experi-       ship in order to encourage the ex-
students and faculty as well as superin-   ences to help prepare for the ca-     ploration of new academic ap-
tendent Sheri Schiebel and school board    reer path I want to pursue. I am      proaches benefiting Cazenovia
president John Salka.                      very grateful for the opportunity     College students and their profes-
                                           to be the Washburn Research Fel-      sors. Fellowships are granted to
                                           low 2005-2006.”                       two outstanding students each
                                              Hanley completed an intern-        year, providing funds allowing
Lions, tigers                              ship with a lobbying firm, and will
                                           return for a summer job. She
                                                                                 them to pursue research projects
                                                                                 above and beyond their regular
                                           hopes to become a lobbyist work-      course work.
and bears                                  ing in the interest of non-profit
                                                                                    Pinet, who will celebrate her
                                                                                 retirement at the end of August,
                                              The 2005-‘06 Washburn Junior       said, “I am proud to have insti-

at Everson                                 Teaching Fellow, Eric Bird of
                                           Minoa, will present observations
                                           about his Junior Teaching Fellow
                                                                                 tuted this tradition at the College.
                                                                                 Assisting students who are explor-
                                                                                 ing intellectually challenging
                                           experiences in a lecture titled       questions seems a fitting symbol
    On Sunday June 4, the Everson          “Teaching, 101.” Bird is a gradu-     of my parents’ values; and it is an
Museum of Art is hosting Com-              ate of East Syracuse-Minoa High       appropriate recognition of my
munity Day-a free, fun, art-filled         School in East Syracuse. Now a        work as a teacher over the last 40
afternoon. Kids of all ages will go        senior, he is majoring in Social      years.”
on an animal safari in the
Everson galleries, create a sculp-
ture of the favorite animal they
see, design and build a skyscraper
or castle, dance through the gal-
leries and much more. An annual
tradition, Community Day is a
celebration of creativity and ar-
tistic expression and serves to
thank the local community for its
support of the Everson and the
arts. Community Day runs from
noon to 3 p.m. and is free and open
to the public.
    “Everson’s Community Day
consistently attracts hundreds of
people of all ages,” says Curator of
Education Pam McLaughlin. “The
community is an integral part of
the Everson’s history and mis-
sion, and we are happy to hold an
event of celebration and thanks.”
    Throughout Community Day,
participants are also invited to
lend a helping hand to the build-
ing of a large-scale city. Using re-
cycled boxes, kids will create a
mammoth structure in the
middle of the Museum. Commu-
nity Day will also feature a bal-
loon artist who will shape and
sculpt a variety of balloon critters,
performance artist Kathryn Mar-
tini, who will lead kids as they put
on scarves and fabric and move
like animals, and a hands-on art
activity exploring color and light
and sidewalk chalk drawings. At 1
p.m., The Academy of the Dance,
whose members’ range in age
from pre-schoolers to senior citi-
zens, will perform an hour-long
program featuring a variety of
dances, including jazz and ballet.
    Also on view June 4 is an ex-
hibit by Syracuse’s Edward Smith
Elementary School, an Everson
community partner. As always,
the Children’s Interactive Gallery
will be open to explore a variety of
activities including a clay station,
costume portrait station, art
books and more.

 Cazenovian joins committee
   SUNY Upstate Medical University announced that Joseph P. Stein, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology, was appointed to a
                                                                                                                                       73 DE AMATEUR
 three-year term on the Planning Committee of the International Association of Medical Science Educators . The committee comprises
 members from three continents and is responsible for the development and implementation of the association’s overall scientific and
 educational programs to advance medical education through faculty development. Stein has been a member of IAMSE for two years, and
 began serving on the planning committee in September. He is a resident of Cazenovia.                                                  We do more
                                                                                                                                       than talke, we
                                                                                                                                           BY VIVIAN E. DOUGLAS,

                                                                                                                                          During the next few weeks I
                                                                                                                                       may often refer to Amateur
                                                                                                                                       Radio Field Days. They play an
                                                                                                                                       important part with clubs or
                                                                                                                                       groups interested in preparing
                                                                                                                                       and practicing for emergency
                                                                                                                                       communications, such as the
                                                                                                                                       hundreds of hams from all over
                                                                                                                                       the United States who volun-
                                                                                                                                       teered during the Katrina and
                                                                                                                                       Rita Hurricanes.
                                                                                                                                          Amateur Radio became the
                                                                                                                                       only major player when all
                                                                                                                                       sources of communications were
                                                                                                                                       down or disrupted at various
                                                                                                                                       locations and times, yet little
                                                                                                                                       was mentioned of ham radio in
                                                                                                                                       the media. In many areas cell
                                                                                                                                       phones, police, fire, medical units
                                                                                                                                       and other agencies were all
                                                                                                                                       silenced, then ham radio opera-
                                                                                                                                       tors stepped in and communica-
                                                                                                                                       tions were made available.
                                                                                                                                          This takes planning, training
                                                                                                                                       and practicing together to be
                                                                                                                                       prepared for these types of
                                                                                                                                       emergencies. Field Days, held
                                                                                                                                       once a year, sponsored by the
                                                                                                                                       American Radio Relay League,
                                                                                                                                       ham radio’s National radio
                                                                                                                                       organization, gives hams an
                                                                                                                                       opportunity to test different
                                                                                                                                       radio set ups, various antennas,
                                                                                                                                       what can be used instead of
                                                                                                                                       commercial power when not
                                                                                                                                       available and quick methods of
                                                                                                                                       setting up in difficult situations.
                                                                                                                                       These are the hams who learn
                                                                                                                                       how to pack-up-a-suitcase (with
                                                                                                                                       radio gear) and go open the
                                                                                                                                       communication lines where
                                                                                                                                       needed. Yet rarely does the media
                                                                                                                                       bring this out.
                                                                                                                                          The last full weekend in June
                                                                                                                                       for a 24-hour period, hams all
                                                                                                                                       over the United States train
                                                                                                                                       together. Two groups within
                                                                                                                                       Onondaga County, Radio Ama-
                                                                                                                                       teurs of Greater Syracuse and
                                                                                                                                       Liverpool Amateur Repeater
                                                                                                                                       Club, combine their efforts and
                                                                                                                                       will hold “RAGS/LARC Field
                                                                                                                                       Day 2006” at Lion’s Park in
                                                                                                                                       Baldwinsville over June 24 and
                                                                                                                                       25. Chairman of this group Rick
                                                                                                                                       Whitford, KC2USA, requests
                                                                                                                                       hams wishing to participate to
                                                                                                                                       attend at least one of three
                                                                                                                                       planning meetings which are
                                                                                                                                          The first will be May 25 at 7
                                                                                                                                       p.m. at Hazard Library, West
                                                                                                                                       Genesee Street, Syracuse. Meet-
                                                                                                                                       ing 2 will be June 11 at 2 p.m. at
                                                                                                                                       Onondaga Hill Library, Route
                                                                                                                                       173. The final meeting will take
                                                                                                                                       place June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at
                                                                                                                                       McDonald’s across from River
                                                                                                                                       Mall in Baldwinsville.
                                                                                                                                          Everyone’s input is important
                                                                                                                                       for these sessions. Any questions
                                                                                                                                       contact Whitford at
                                                                                                                              or 468-6426.
                                                                                                                                          In future articles other field
                                                                                                                                       day locations will be listed. The
                                                                                                                                       public is invited and encouraged
                                                                                                                                       to stop by in June to any field day
                                                                                                                                          Check out “73 de Amateur
                                                                                                                                       Radio” next week.
                               EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 17, 2006/13

   Who’s going to beat the
Salisburys? On Tuesday,
May 9, the answer was: “no-
body” — as Toni and Bob
were overall and E/W win-
ners, again! Jeanne Conover
paired with Barbara Roller
to claim N/S honors, nip-
ping Rita Finn and Rose Hall
by just one-half point. Sue
Knox and Flossie Salembier
tied Betty Quilter and Elsa
Tegner for second, E/W.
   Duplicate bridge matches
are played every Tuesday at
1p.m. in the Reference Room
of the Cazenovia Public Li-
brary and all bridge players
are welcome.

Cazenovia College’s 2006 calendar
of on-campus events for the summer
   The following events are sched-       will be open Tuesday and Wednes-          hood of Magicians will present a        with great raffle prizes. Volunteer    p.m. Admission is $10 for adults;
uled in June, July and August of         day, June 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 3       mystical magic show, complete           opportunities to supervise games       $8 for seniors; and $5 for children
2006 at the Cazenovia College. For       p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m. For open hours      with The Bubble Man, juggling           and activities are available. Call     ages 12 and under.
information call the phone num-          on Friday and Saturday, June 9            and disappearing acts. Admission        315-655-7261.
ber listed with each event, or visit     and 10, call 655-7247. For informa-       is $7 for adults; $5 for children un-      Friday, July 7: SummerStage            Monday through Friday, July                          tion about the student artists, con-      der 12 and free for children age        2006 Presents . . . a collaborative    24 through 28: Cazenovia College’s
   Friday June 2: The Madison            tact Bill Paben at 655-1300, ext. 5302.   three and younger. For informa-         children’s musical featuring an        Caz College Kids Children’s The-
County Historical Society will           The exhibition is free and open to        tion call 315-655-7238.                 original script and favorite show      atre Workshop at the Cazenovia
present Hugh Humphrey’s bicen-           the public.                                   Monday, June 19: Cazenovia          tunes. The production is the cul-      College Theatre from 9 a.m. to
tennial play, “Dreams of Madison            Friday - Sunday, June 9 - 11:          College and Village Town-Gown           mination of SummerStage,               noon each day. Cost for the pro-
County” at 7 p.m. in the Cazenovia       Cazenovia College’s Alumni Re-            Forum from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Vil-      Cazenovia College’s theatre expe-      gram is $150 per student. Special
College Theatre. General admis-          union 2006. All alumni are invited.       lage Municipal Building, will           rience for middle school children,     guest, Elisabeth von Trapp, will
sion is $5. Call 363-4136 for reserva-   Call the Cazenovia College Office         cover the many community-re-            2:30 p.m., at the Cazenovia College    prepare the children to ‘open’ for
tions or information.                    of Alumni and Parent Relations,           lated projects and programs at          Theatre. The show is free and open     her evening concert with selec-
   Monday, June 5 - Saturday,            655-7247 or visit       Cazenovia College, as well as the       to the public. Call 315-655-7213 for   tions from “The Sound of Music.”
June 10: Cazenovia High School’s         union2006 for information.                College’s numerous community            information.                           This performance will be the
art students will show their work           Saturday, June 10: This is             service efforts.                           Saturday, July 22: SPLASH H20       children’s end-of-the-week finale.
at the Cazenovia College Art Gal-        Magic! You won’t believe your                 Friday, June 30: Cazenovia          - A spectacle of all things wet and    Call 315-655-STAR for informa-
lery on the corner of Sullivan and       eyes! Magicians take the stage in         College’s Annual Block Party on         watery for all ages at Cazenovia       tion.
Seminary streets in Cazenovia. A         a fun family show at the                  the Quad, noon to 3 p.m. Food,          College Theatre. There will be a
reception is scheduled for Monday,       Cazenovia College Theatre at 7            games and fun are offered on the        matinee performance at 2 p.m.,
June 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. The show         p.m. The International Brother-           Cazenovia College campus, along         and an evening performance at 8                 ... see Calendar on page 15
                                                                                                                                            EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 17, 2006/15

Calendar from Page 14
   Friday, July 28: An Evening         Cazenovia College Campus. Fall         ing, from 6:45 - 9:45 p.m. will teach   vided.                                 porting of Child Abuse, Maltreat-
with Elisabeth von Trapp and cel-      Semester classes begin Wednes-         the secrets of creating a likeness.         Monday through Friday, July        ment and Neglect, to be held
list Erich Corey, featuring show       day, August 29.                        Improve drawing skills in every         10 - 14: Children’s Summer Art         Wednesday, July 12 from 4 to 6
opener Caz College Kids perform-          Summer Enrichment Opportu-          area of realism through basic and       Program Session II for children        p.m., OR Thursday, Aug. 24, from 5
ing selections from “The Sound of      nities:                                advanced aspects of portrait draw-      ages 9 to 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1     to 7 p.m. This two-hour training
Music.” Tickets are $20 for adults;       Cazenovia College’s Center for      ing and painting. This class will       p.m. Students will work with a         workshop provides information
$16 for seniors; and $10 for ages 12   Continuing Education offers a          focus on rendering portraits from       variety of different art materials     about the physical and behavioral
and under. A wine and cheese re-       number of non-credit courses be-       a life figure and from photographs      while learning about artists and       indicators of child abuse and ne-
ception will be given by Matthew’s     ginning in May. For information        in charcoal, pastel and oil.            their styles, including Georgia        glect, as well as the reporting re-
Salon Spa before the concert.          and to register for any of these       Whether you are a newcomer or           O’Keeffe, Claude Monet, Vincent        quirements established in the
                                       classes call Jeanette Rees at 655-     professional, you will benefit from     van Gogh, Marc Chagall and Eric        New York State Social Services
   August 4 through 20: The Wit’s      7107 Please note the registration      this intense 10-week course. Price:     Carle. The class will include paint-   Law. This workshop meets the
End Players will present “The As-      deadline for each course.              $240                                    ing, drawing and collage tech-         training requirements of Chapter
sassins” at the Cazenovia College         Wednesday, June 14: (registra-          Monday through Friday, July         niques. Cost is $42. A materials       54 of the Laws of 1988, which man-
Theatre. For information or res-       tion      deadline,     June     7)    10 - 14: (registration deadline is      list will be provided.                 dates such training for specified
ervations call the Wit’s End Play-     Aromatherapy, from 7 to 9 p.m. is      July 3) Children’s Summer Art               Tuesday & Thursday, July 11 -      professionals. Cost is $40.
ers at 315-345-8001.                   a workshop on the uses and ben-        Program Session I for children          Aug 3 (registration deadline July         Saturday, July 15 (registration
   Monday, Aug. 14: Cazenovia          efits of aromatherapy. Basic con-      ages 6 to 8, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.       3): Drawing from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.,    deadline July 7): Pregnancy Mas-
College’s Annual Alumni Associa-       cepts such as safety, blending, his-   Students will work with a variety       will introduce students to draw-       sage, from 9 a.m. to noon, is de-
tion Golf Tournament tees off at       tory and ways to use                   of different art materials while        ing concepts and techniques            signed to teach partner relaxation
12:30 p.m. at the Cazenovia Coun-      aromatherapy will be introduced.       learning about artists and their        through work in various media          and massage techniques. Useful
try Club, Number 9 Road in             Attendees will make blends in the      styles, including Georgia O’Keeffe,     and by exploring concepts of line,     during pregnancy and delivery,
Cazenovia. For information call        classroom to take home with            Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh,         value, texture, composition and        these techniques help increase
the Office of Alumni and Parent        them. Cost is $35.                     Marc Chagall and Eric Carle. The        color. Cost is $159.                   physical comfort, reduce pain,
Relations at 315-655-7247.                Wednesdays, June 21 - Aug. 30:      class will include painting, draw-          Wednesday, July 5 is the dead-     promote better sleep and reduce
   Thursday, August 24 - Monday,       (Registration deadline June 14 -       ing and collage techniques. Cost        line to register for one of two        stress. A physician’s release is re-
August 28: Students return to the      No class July 12)) Portrait Paint-     is $42. A materials list will be pro-   workshops: Identification and Re-      quired. Cost is $55 per couple.
                                                                                                                                         EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 17, 2006/17

Madison County celebrates Heritage weekend
   Rocco DiVeronica, Chair of the       Tania Werbizsky, Preservation        Oneida Lake Congregational             tennial more than this project,      of the Trails who, in turn, de-
Madison County Board of Super-       League of New York State, gave          Church, Seventh Day Baptist            which is indeed, an honor for me     scribed plans for the inaugural
visors and Honorary Chair of the     examples of long-term economic          Church in DeRuyter, and the            to introduce today.” Hunt ex-        tours during the Bicentennial:
Madison County Bicentennial,         development when preservation is        Spirit House in Georgetown.            plained that “The Madison            Madison County Architectural
opened the Madison County Bicen-     a central component of planning            After a box lunch, Sue              County Bicentennial Heritage         Heritage Trail (Sunday, May 7),
tennial 2106 Preservation Confer-    and explained myths often associ-       Greenhagen described with pho-         Trails Project is the culmination    Madison County Hop Heritage
ence at Madison Hall on Saturday     ated with preservation. Susan           tos Stone Strategies, the cemetery     of the efforts over the past three   Trail (Sunday, September 17),
May 6, with reminders of the         Lattimore, Heritage NY, echoed          workshop that she facilitated in       years of more than 400 volunteers    Madison County History Trail
county’s high rankings in recent     some of Werbizsky’s comments            August 2005. Greenhagen is plan-       and it has been very generously      (Sat/Sun Sept. 23/24), and the
surveys of counties in the north-    about the economics of heritage         ning a repeat session in 2006. It is   funded by the General Fund of the    Madison County Freedom Trail
east and in the country. Partici-    tourism and outlined the objec-         hoped this program will help the       Central New York Community           (Sun, Oct. 22).
pants at the daylong conference      tives of the five state heritage pro-   257 cemeteries in the county. As-      Foundation through an award to
gathered for information on ways     grams. Julian Adams, New York           semblyman Bill Magee outlined          the Madison County Planning De-         Bright and early the next morn-
to assure that Madison County’s      State Parks, Recreation and His-        the objectives and operations of       partment on behalf of the Bicen-     ing the Architectural Heritage
uniqueness is not completely lost    toric Preservation shared the ben-      the Adopt-A-Cemetery Bill that he      tennial Commission. It also is       Tour left the Engine House in
by the Tercentennial in 2106. Carl   efits of a Certified Local Govern-      has introduced in the NYS Assem-       supported by in-kind services of     Morrisville with a full coach of
Stearns, preservation architect      ment for municipalities. Tony           bly.                                   Morrisville State College, Madi-     eager and interested tourists. Bar-
and Chair of the Madison County      Opalka, also from NYSOPRHP,                Carrie Hunt, Grants Coordina-       son County Tourism, the Madi-        bara Giambastiani Bartlett,
Bicentennial Architecture and        shared images of all the sites in       tor, Madison County Planning           son County Planning Department       Kerry Linden, Carl Stearns, and
Preservation Team, delivered the     Madison County that are on the          Department, introduced the Madi-       and the Heritage Trails Plaque       Eric Van Schaak, provided ongo-
keynote address using vintage        National Register of Historic           son County Bicentennial Heri-          fundraiser sponsored by the          ing architectural and preserva-
and current photos to show land-     Places. Opalka concluded his pro-       tage Trails Project as, “truly, an     Bicentennial’s Architecture and      tion commentary throughout the
scape changes. Stearns ventured      gram by presenting certificates to      example of the community in-           Preservation Team and the Madi-      daylong tour to sixteen sites in
that how we treat the landscape      representatives from the five sites     spired observance of our Bicenten-     son County Historical Society.       Madison County. Feedback from
with our architecture is going to    most recently named to the Regis-       nial.” Hunt went on to say, “It is     The Heritage Trails project is all   the participants indicates that the
be how we are judged in one hun-     ter: Chenango Canal Summit              hard to imagine any project that       about the County.” Hunt intro-       tour was a one of a kind positive
dred years.                          Level, Morrisville Public Library,      captures the essence of the Bicen-     duced representatives from each      experience.

                                   Eagle Newspapers receives awards
      BY JENNIFER WING          received awards at both the local   staff and I’m thrilled the judges of   Tyler, executive editor of Eagle     2005, Ellen Leahy, editor of the
                                and state level.                    the Syracuse Press Club and the        Newspapers.                          Skaneateles Press, won a special
  Several newspapers in the       “We have a number of hard-        New York Press Association saw            In the Syracuse Press Club Pro-   mention for her non-daily human
Eagle Newspapers group recently working, talented journalists on    fit to honor them,” said David         fessional Recognition Awards for     interest feature, “Boyle the Leg-
                                                                                                                                                end, June 19,1941 – Aug. 11, 2005.”
                                                                                                                                                The judge said, “Actually, this
                                                                                                                                                award could have gone to either of
                                                                                                                                                Leahy’s obits [entered].I enjoyed
                                                                                                                                                reading about both characters and
                                                                                                                                                felt I knew each of them just a
                                                                                                                                                little when I finished. If this had
                                                                                                                                                been a ‘body of work’ award, the
                                                                                                                                                combined entry might have taken
                                                                                                                                                first place.”
                                                                                                                                                   Also receiving an award at the
                                                                                                                                                Syracuse ceremony was Ken Jack-
                                                                                                                                                son for best non-daily column for
                                                                                                                                                “What’s the worst thing you could
                                                                                                                                                call a white man?” One of the
                                                                                                                                                judges said, “I was touched by this
                                                                                                                                                column. To me, that’s the highest
                                                                                                                                                compliment I can pay; and I edit a
                                                                                                                                                Pulitzer-winning columnist.”
                                                                                                                                                Jackson writes columns for the
                                                                                                                                                Syracuse City Eagle.
                                                                                                                                                   A column by Susan Ashley, edi-
                                                                                                                                                tor of the Eagle Bulletin and
                                                                                                                                                DeWitt Times, tied with a column
                                                                                                                                                written by Donald Krueger for the
                                                                                                                                                Cazenovia Republican for a spe-
                                                                                                                                                cial mention for non-daily col-
                                                                                                                                                umn. Ashley’s “Taking care of my
                                                                                                                                                grandparents means letting them
                                                                                                                                                take care of me” was said by the
                                                                                                                                                judge to be “the only column of
                                                                                                                                                many that used the personal essay
                                                                                                                                                to make a point.” Of Krueger’s col-
                                                                                                                                                umn, “The future is us,” the judge
                                                                                                                                                said “Why do I know I’d just love
                                                                                                                                                to sit on a barstool and talk to this
                                                                                                                                                columnist for a while?”
                                                                                                                                                   In the New York Press Associa-
                                                                                                                                                tion 2005 Better Newspaper Con-
                                                                                                                                                test, the Canastota Bee Journal
                                                                                                                                                won second place in its division
                                                                                                                                                for best editorial page. The judges
                                                                                                                                                said, “Best mix of columnists with
                                                                                                                                                photo mugs. Short and strong edi-
                                                                                                                                                torials. Letter policy is clear. ‘A
                                                                                                                                                Century Ago’ provides art on page
                                                                                                                                                in lieu of cartoon. Where are
                                                                                                                                                reader letters?”
                                                                                                                                                   Also at the NYPA awards, the
                                                                                                                                                City Eagle won second place for
                                                                                                                                                coverage of elections/politics,
                                                                                                                                                with what judges termed
                                                                                                                                                “thoughtful political analysis pre-
                                                                                                                                                sented in a user-friendly format.”
                                                                                                                                                   Sarah Stone of the City Eagle
                                                                                                                                                also won third place in its divi-
                                                                                                                                                sion for best news story, with a
                                                                                                                                                story judges said “personalizes an
                                                                                                                                                issue that affects all of upstate
                                                                                                                                                New York. Good use of researched
                                                                                                                                                statistics. Final graf provides
                                                                                                                                                great summary.”
                                                                                                                                                   The NYPA also awarded Wain-
                                                                                                                                                wright with third place for sports
                                                                                                                                                action photo. “Mr. Wainwright’s
                                                                                                                                                photo easily could’ve been voted
                                                                                                                                                first or second, but he was up
                                                                                                                                                against tough competition,” the
                                                                                                                                                judges said. “Great job of captur-
                                                                                                                                                ing the moment.”
                                                                                                                                                   Also at the NYPA ceremony,
                                                                                                                                                the Cazenovia Republican was
                                                                                                                                                awarded second place in its divi-
                                                                                                                                                sion for best large space ad. Judges
                                                                                                                                                said, “Memorial Day – eye catch-
                                                                                                                                                ing. Great ad and I am sure great
                                                                                                                                                reader interest.” The Eagle Bulle-
                                                                                                                                                tin was awarded first place in the
                                                                                                                                                circulation promotion award cat-
                                                                                                                                                egory. Judges said, “Eye-catching
                                                                                                                                                ad, like the Eagle Club Card idea.
                                                                                                                                                New and different type of subscrip-
                                                                                                                                                tion promotion. Everyone wants
                                                                                                                                                to save.”

                                                                                                                                                   to the Republican/
                                                                                                                                                     Tribune today!
                                                                                                                                                     Call 434-8889.
                                                                                                                                EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 17, 2006/19

OF THE                                Proposal To Expand Freedom of Information Laws for Legislature
ASSEMBLYMAN                             BY SEN. DAVID J. VALESKY        transparency and openness in
                                                                        state government.
                                                                                                           specific exemptions, like person-
                                                                                                           nel matters. For the Legislature,
                                                                                                                                               Assembly are not so required.
                                                                                                                                               More than any other state
Felony                                   Right now, thanks to the
                                      state’s Freedom of Information
                                                                           That is why late last month I
                                                                        proposed a bill that would open
                                                                                                           it is reversed. The law presumes
                                                                                                           that Legislative documents are
                                                                                                                                               employees, Legislators are
                                                                                                                                               representatives of the public and

pursuit law                           Laws, everyday citizens can
                                      request to see most of the docu-
                                                                        up the state Legislature to the
                                                                        same Freedom of Information
                                                                                                           not subject to Freedom of Infor-
                                                                                                           mation Laws, specifically listing
                                                                                                                                               our actions should be open to the
                                      ments produced by state agencies. Laws that apply to other state     only those documents that are           The bill I have introduced, and
overdue                               But because of a double standard  agencies.
                                                                           Under the current laws, any
                                                                                                           public information.
                                                                                                               There is no reason that we
                                                                                                                                               many of my colleagues have
                                                                                                                                               signed onto as cosponsors, would
                                      in New York’s FOIL statutes, the
        BY JEFF BROWN                 same is not true of documents     documents requested by mem-        have this double standard,          lift the veil of secrecy shrouding
                                      produced by the Legislature. This bers of the public from state      whereby agencies must comply        many legislative activities and
                                      double standard is standing in    agencies are presumed public       with Freedom of Information         bring the public into the closed
   On the evening of Sunday                                             unless those documents fall into   requests when the Senate and        conference rooms of Albany.
April 23, State Police Trooper        the way of efforts to improve
Craig J. Todeschini was tragi-
cally killed while on duty when
the vehicle he was driving
crashed in Pompey during
pursuit of a speeding and reck-
less motorcyclist. The loss was
felt throughout our community
as Craig was not only a deter-
mined and highly-regarded
young officer, but he was also a
volunteer firefighter with an
area fire department.
   Since this senseless tragedy, I
have spoken with numerous law
enforcement personnel about the
need for a so-called “Felony
Pursuit” law in New York state,
and I have introduced legislation
in the state Assembly that will
create a series of felony offenses,
ranging from class “E” to class
“C” for unlawfully fleeing a
police officer while operating a
motor vehicle. Once enacted, this
legislation will be known as the
“Craig J. Todeschini Law”, in
honor of Craig and his heroic
service to our community.
   The level of offense and
penalties established under this
legislation would be increased
when the pursuit of the fleeing
motorist results in injury or
death to a third party or police
officer. Currently, sixteen other
states have a “felony pursuit”
law on its books. It’s time for
New York State to enact its own
felony pursuit statute.
   Our particular bill was drafted
with the input of law enforce-
ment officials, who risk their
lives everyday to keep us pro-
tected. State Senator Jim Alesi,
of Rochester, who has sponsored
felony pursuit legislation in the
state Senate has also assisted
with the drafting of this bill. At
present, I am circulating the bill
for sponsorship in the state
Legislature, and I hope to be
joined by Democrats and Repub-
licans from our community and
throughout New York state in
advocating for passage of felony
pursuit legislation, a law that is
on the books of 16 other states.
   Last week I was joined by
Craig’s wife, Kristi Todeschini,
his parents, Cindy and Jim, and
his sister, Lindsay, to advocate
for passage of this legislation.
Kristi was firm in her commit-
ment to this legislation, noting
that “this is one bill that should
have been addressed many years
ago, but unfortunately, it takes a
tragedy like this to bring the
issue to the forefront.” By
passing this law in Craig’s
honor, we may be able to prevent
another family and community
from having to go through such
a tragedy. I thank the Todeschini
family for their strength in
advocating for this legislation.
Their courage is a true inspira-
tion. I will continue working
with them and others toward the
passage of this legislation by
both houses of the State Legisla-
ture in Albany.

                                                            CWEG WATER TALK
                                                            It’s break time
  Your top news and community resource is     BY APRIL CADY (228-7621)            a.m. time slot. I know many don’t
                                                                                                  like it, it breaks up the day in an
                                                               I’m taking a vacation! Not         odd way but others really like it
                                                            because I want to (although the       because they can get up later.
                                                            prospect looks pretty good right      Regardless of how you feel it is
                                                            now) but because this is the time     the way it is and we will all find a
                                                            of year that we are shut down for     way to cope with the annual
                                                            maintenance and repairs to            event in our own way.
                                                            Lineberry Pool. Usually it is a          There are advantages to the
                                                            two week duration and most of         summer routine. The water feels
                                                            our members don’t have to             great on a hot day and probably
                                                            scramble too hard to find alterna-    the best reason of all is that the
                                                            tives for their exercise, but this    roof is open and it feels as if we
                                                            year we will be out of the water      are swimming outside and we
                                                            for five full weeks! What does this   can all work on our tans. The
                                                            mean to the Chenango Water            CWEG schedule of classes
                                                            Exercise Group (CWEG) member-         changes a bit with Ai Chi
                                                            ship? We are all going to have to     coming at noon to take advan-
                                                            work extra hard to get out and        tage of the quiet water, so look
                                                            walk, ride a bike, find another       for a
                                                            pool, or something to tide us over       complete listing of when your
                                                            until we can get back to our          favorite class meets in the
                                                            “healing water.” Believe it or not    upcoming newsletter. Mother-To-
                                                            I am contemplating swimming           Be will still meet on Tuesday and
                                                            in Lake Moraine in a few weeks        Thursday evenings from 6:30 to
                                                            just to keep up my swimming           7:30 p.m.
                                                            workouts as I plan my triathlon          So we will look forward to
                                                            schedule for the year. I will wear    getting back into the aquatic
                                                            a wetsuit you can be sure!            environment in a few weeks.
                                                               Our last day was May 11 and        Until then I hope all CWEG
                                                            we won’t return to the pool until     members have a plan to keep
                                                            June 19. When we do return we         moving and maintaining all the
                                                            will be moving to the “summer         benefits realized from all your
                                                            hours” in preparation for the         hard work here over the past
                                                            Hamilton Recreational Swim            year. Oh did I mention that I will
                                                            program. That means we will be        be taking a vacation from
                                                            meeting at 12:30 to 3 p.m on          writing this column as well! I
                                                            Monday, Wednesday and Thurs-          will be back in
                                                            day. This schedule change                your papers in June with what
                                                            usually lasts about eight weeks       I hope is useful and somewhat
                                                            until mid-August when we              amusing information. Until then
                                                            return to our regular 8:30 to 11:45   enjoy the break and stay active!

                                                                      Call Willie Kiernan at 655-3415
                                                                                                                                      EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 17, 2006/21

The Babe’s real curse
                                                                           and unseen. He, alone, is suffer-     likely, they were cheerleaders as       Perhaps Hank didn’t want to
    Those of you who delight in                                                                                                                       make excuses if he fell short, so
reading Barry Bonds-bashing                                                ing for the sins of dozens of         McGwire and Sosa flew by Maris.
columns should stop reading                          Phil                  players that likely used illicit
                                                                           means to send home run totals
                                                                                                                 To say that their scrutiny has
                                                                                                                 been less than consistent would
                                                                                                                                                      he waited until he safely had 755
                                                                                                                                                      in the record books before telling
right now.
    Listen, entire forests have
                                                     Blackwell             skyrocketing at the turn of the       be a gross understatement.           the world of the hell he endured
                                                                                                                                                      to get that number.
been felled in the quest to write                                          millennium.                              And what does Henry Aaron
                                                        Random                Whatever you might think of        think of all this, knowing that         To a great degree, Barry Bonds
the latest, nastiest and meanest                                                                                                                      has brought some of the grief on
things about Bonds, and after a                                            Mark McGwire or Sammy Sosa,           Bonds might catch him? To his
                                                        thoughts           the fact that they checked out        eternal credit, he hasn’t let on     himself. Still, no matter how
while, it starts becoming a lot of                                                                                                                    many books are written, we
white noise.                                                               long before getting to 700 on the     publicly. Like a shrewd politi-
                                                                           home-run scale did them well, in      cian, he knows that anything he      might never know the whole
    Look, if he wasn’t surpassing        Basically, at some point                                                                                     story of the means he used to
Babe Ruth in the home-run                                                  that they avoided, for the most       says will be interpreted and spun
                                     during ’61, Maris was deemed by                                                                                  make this home-run history.
pantheon, no one would care one                                            part, the endless steroid ques-       two different ways.
                                     the New York media mob to be                                                                                        But the legitimate doubt
lick what Bonds put into his                                               tions that will plague Bonds for         Thus, Aaron has stayed quiet,
                                     unworthy of surpassing the                                                                                       about how Bonds did it has
body. And we get it - he doesn’t                                           the rest of his life.                 just like he did through most of
                                     Babe’s hallowed 1927 total of 60                                                                                 restored a time-honored Ameri-
have the world’s greatest person-                                             As usual, there’s a lot of         1973 and ’74. Go back to the
                                     home runs in a season. When                                                                                      can tradition - the ghost of Babe
ality. Tell me something new                                               hypocrisy at work here, The           stories written at the time, and
                                     Ford Frick fell in line with his                                                                                 Ruth, haunting all that dare to
here.                                                                      same holier-than-thou critics         very little is mentioned about the
                                     absurd asterisk, it only made                                                                                    follow in his steps.
    No, the real story, for anyone                                         that slam Bonds now were              vitriol (in some dark quarters)
                                     things worse.
willing enough not to join the                                             strangely silent in 1998 - or, more   his chase of 714 created.
                                         Maris never wanted to be a
lynch mob, is about how, 71 years    god, either, and he resisted most
after he played his last game,       of the spotlight, even after he hit
Babe Ruth remains a source of        no. 61. The rest of his New York
unspeakable power in baseball -      days were a nightmare. He had
sort of the equivalent to the Ark    committed baseball’s worst
of the Covenant. Insert your own     unwritten sin - breaking a Babe
Indiana Jones reference here.        Ruth home run record.
    For all the truths about the         I wonder if, at some point in
Babe’s unmatched talents and         1973 or ’74, the quiet and humble
undeniable central role in the       Maris would have shared some
game’s preeminence in Ameri-         knowledge or wisdom with
can culture, it’s his shadow that    Henry Aaron. As bad as it was
remains vast and potent.             for Roger, it was far worse for
    Look at all the attention        Aaron to challenge the Babe’s
generated when the Boston Red        throne.
Sox finally won it all in 2004. No       Hank had two strikes against
one who commented on these           him immediately. First of all, he
events could put two sentences       had the gall to try and hit more
together without evoking the         than 714 home runs. Second, he
Babe, even though it really          was African-American. A whole
wasn’t a “curse” until a money-      lot of people had a problem with
grubbing Boston columnist said       that, and let Aaron know it,
so.                                  through new and creative ways
    And when it comes to Ruth’s      to use the N-word and threaten a
individual milestones, one truth     man’s life.
has remained fundamental.                So it wasn’t any surprise
Baseball players, black or white,    when, on April 8, 1974, when he
who challenge his home run           got no. 715 off Al Downing,
marks do so at their own physi-      Aaron showed more relief than
cal and emotional peril.             joy. “I just thank God it’s all
    Roger Maris died in 1985, at     over,” he told the Atlanta
age 51. Whatever physical            faithful that night, and he
maladies led to his passing, the     meant every word.
psychological toll of 1961 must          Now, it’s the turn of Barry
have been beyond comprehen-          Bonds to feel the collective
sion.                                wrath of baseball powers, seen

McHugh praises House measures for troops
                           BY JOHN M. MCHUGH (R-NY)                                       lege, however, comes the responsibility of ensuring that we are providing for the
                                                                                          needs of the troops, as well as their families. Whenever and wherever possible, we
  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - we must, and we will, continue to support   have and will continue to work toward alleviating the stresses that our military
our troops.                                                                               men and women are feeling - both at home and abroad.
  In the House Armed Services Committee, we have the honor of dealing with the               From top to bottom, this is truly a good piece of legislation and I am grateful for
very core issues that allow our nation to field an effective military. With that privi-   the overwhelming support it has received from my colleagues.

                       Cazenovia Country Club Ladies 18 Hole League Results
              May 11 - 3 Best Ball Net - 1 on par 5’s, 2 on par 4’s, 3 on par 3’s   in Caz
                                                                                       The Cazenovia Yankees Major
                                                                                    League baseball team has started
              First Place - 126         Second Place - 127      Third Place - 128   their season with a strong 3-1
                Louanne Pontecorvo       Julie Gordon             Nancy Proctor     record behind solid team defense
                Judy Bell                Donna Edgar              Tish Overend      and good hitting by all the boys. A
                Anne Hannon              Sheila Fallon            Louise Jerome     recap of highlights include a last
                                                                                    inning two-run rally in the season
                                                                                    opener against Morrisville that
                                                                                    provided a 5 - 4 victory. Troy
                                                                                    Buono was 1/2 with a run scored,
                                                                                    Kilian Crowley also 1/2 with a
                                                                                    run. With 2 outs in the last inning
                                                                                    Nick Tedesco had a 2-RBI triple to
                                                                                    turn a loss into a victory. Jeffery
                                                                                    Stowell went 3/3 at the plate and
                                                                                    scored 2 runs. Strong pitching by
                                                                                    Ryker Smith (2 innings/4
                                                                                    strikeouts), Joey Vecchiarelli (2
                                                                                    innings/4 strikeouts), Doyle
                                                                                    Judge (2 innings/ 3 strikeouts).
                                                                                    Brody Kellish entered in the last
                                                                                    inning with the bases loaded and
                                                                                    one out, and sealed the victory
                                                                                    with 2 strikeouts on only 8 pitches
                                                                                    recording a great save, (his first).
                                                                                       Game 2 vs Hamilton provided
                                                                                    for very even scoring with almost
                                                                                    every player recording at least 1
                                                                                    run. Joey Vecchiarelli and Brody
                                                                                    Kellish both went 3/3 at the plate
                                                                                    with 2 runs, Brian Demo, Doyle
                                                                                    Judge, Ryker Smith, Chris Lane,
                                                                                    and Jeffery Stowell were 2/3 at the
                                                                                    plate with 1 run each. Zach
                                                                                    Bonavita was 2/3 with 2 runs,
                                                                                    Troy Buono 2/3 at the plate, and
                                                                                    Nick Tedesco went 1/3 with an
                                                                                    RBI. Final score Caz. Yankees 11-
                                                                                    Hamilton 3.
                                                                                       Game 3 pitted the Yankees
                                                                                    against their fellow Cazenovia
                                                                                    classmates the Cazenovia Braves.
                                                                                    Both teams played courageously
                                                                                    in 40 degree weather with no avail-
                                                                                    able substitutes for either team.
                                                                                    The Yankees also want to thank
                                                                                    Minor Leaguer Jake Stowell for
                                                                                    being the 9th man in the field.
                                                                                    Runs were scored by Jeffery
                                                                                    Stowell (2), Zach Bonavita, Nick
                                                                                    Tedesco, and Ryker Smith. Zach
                                                                                    pitched till he couldn’t feel his fin-
                                                                                    gers and recorded 10 strikeouts.
                                                                                    Brody Kellish closed out the last 2
                                                                                    innings. Nick Tedesco caught a
                                                                                    great game behind the plate. The
                                                                                    Braves prevailed 9-5 with timely
                                                                                       Game 4 was another commu-
                                                                                    nity game against the Cazenovia
                                                                                    Rockies. The Rockies jumped out
                                                                                    to a 6-0 lead and still led 7-6 in the
                                                                                    3rd. The fouth inning for the
                                                                                    Yanks started with 2 quick outs
                                                                                    and then Troy Buono calmly drew
                                                                                    a walk to start a 2 out, 5 run rally.
                                                                                    Game stats include Kilian
                                                                                    Crowley’s huge triple down the 1st
                                                                                    base line that started the scoring
                                                                                    in the 4th. Chris Lane went 2/2 at
                                                                                    the plate, His RBI in the 4th tied
                                                                                    the game and his run was the
                                                                                    game winner. Jeffery Stowell,
                                                                                    Doyle Judge, Joey Vecchiarelli,
                                                                                    Brody Kellish all hit doubles dur-
                                                                                    ing the contest, Zach Bonavita hit
                                                                                    a bomb to straight away center
                                                                                    that bounced off the fence. Joey
                                                                                    Vecchiarelli (3 strikeouts) was the
                                                                                    starting pitcher and then turned
                                                                                    the ball over to left hander Brian
                                                                                    Demo, who made his Major
                                                                                    League pitching debut and re-
                                                                                    corded his first two Major League
                                                                                    strikeouts. Brian pitched 2 strong
                                                                                    innings in front of his parents and
                                                                                    grandparents. Now that’s pres-
                                                                                    sure! A great catching effort by
                                                                                    Jeffery and Zach closed the game
                                                                                    with 6 strikeouts in the last 2 in-
                                                                                       Congratulations to the 11 men
                                                                                    of the Yankees, they’re off to a
                                                                                    great start this season.
                                                                             EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 17, 2006/25

Girls track
falls short of
league title                             Your top news and community resource is
   In a week of superb individual
performances, the Cazenovia girls
track team defeated a tough
Marcellus squad to raise their
record to 5-1 before falling just
seven points short of a share of the
league title against undefeated
   The Lakers got past the speedy
Mustangs by a score of 84 to 57 on
Monday, May 8, largely on the
strength of their field events. In
several instances, the Cazenovia
girls raced to their fastest time of
the year only to be nipped by an
even better Marcellus perfor-
mance. Such was the story in the
opening event, the 4x800 meter re-
lay. On the strength of Christine
Bosco’s season-best 2:33.1 leg and
Kerry Dermody’s heroic 2:24.9 an-
chor leg, the Lakers raced to a time
of 10:19.6, only to be nipped by 4/10
of a second at the finish. Meghan
Morrow (18.3 in the 100 hurdles),
Kate Brondum (5:30 in the 1500),
and Dana Pulkinen (12:12 in the
3000) also turned in their best
times of the year, only to be edged
by Marcellus. The exception was
Katy Vogl who continued her win-
ning ways, taking first in three
track events (13.4 in the 100, 28.7 in
the 200 and 62.1 in the 400). Her 400
meter time was just 4/10 of a sec-
ond from the all-time school
record. She also tied for first in
the high jump. The Lakers’ jump-
ers and throwers brought home
the victory, outscoring the Mus-
tangs 48 to 6 in their events. They
were led by Danae Kasarjian
(shotput, disc) and Allyson Kraft
(long jump, triple jump) who each
won two events including a ca-
reer-best 32-3.5 for Kraft in the
triple. Molly Hebert tied for first
in the high jump with her best
jump of 4-6 while Emma Gaskell
captured the pole vault at 8-0 to
complete a Laker sweep in field
   At 5-1 in the competitive OHSL
Liberty division, a win against
undefeated Westhill on May 10
would have given the Lakers a
share of the league championship.
A series of great performances put
them close, but they fell just short,
as the Warriors edged them 74 to
67. The Lakers had some inspired
performances on the track includ-
ing victories in two of the three
relays, but once again it was the
field events which led the way for
Cazenovia. Vogl won the 100 and
led off the winning 4x400 of Emily
Rowles, Christine Bosco and
Kerry Dermody (4:23). Rowles also
anchored the 4x100 relay of
Allyson Kraft, Hannah Glos and
Emma Gaskell to victory in 54.6
seconds. Danae Kasarjian had an
inspired performance, winning
the discus with a career-best
throw of 104 feet, seven inches. She
also won the shot with a throw of
33-10. Emma Gaskell won the pole
vault with a personal best height
of 8-6 while Kate Brondum (15-2 in
the long jump) and Emily O’Hara
(4-6 in the high jump) each had
peak performances to capture
valuable second place points.
Allyson Kraft led Bosco and
Brondum to a Laker sweep of the
triple jump.
   The Lakers (5-2) will close out
their regular season at home
against Solvay on May 16 before
traveling to the OHSL Champion-
ship on May 22.

                                       O b i t ua r i e s                                                          FROM THE SENATOR’S DESK
William F. Denny, 58                                                                                               Senate working to reduce
Navy veteran                                                                                                       Oneida County sales tax
   William F. Denny, 58, of Mount      with 34 years of                     daughter-in-law, Kip and Amber            Sen. Raymond A. Meier               aren’t faced with an even greater
Hope Avenue, died May 9, 2006 in       service.                             Denny of Morrisville; one sister       announced recently that due to         energy crisis.”
the Oneida Healthcare Center              He was a                          and brother-in-law, Sharon and         some recently enacted Medicaid         To decrease demand for gas and
shortly after his admission. Born      member of the                        Raymond Davis of Sherrill; three       reforms, Oneida County will be         bring prices down, Meier said he
in Utica on Nov. 4, 1947, he was the   Oneida Citi-                         grandchildren, Jessica Hawes,          able to begin rolling back its         will fight for greater fuel effi-
son of Mervin and Margaret             zens Hose Com-                       Hannah Hawes and Brook Denny           sales tax rate. A bill allowing the    ciency standards for vehicles and
Chamberlain Denny.                     pany 1, a former                     and several nieces and nephews.        county to reduce its sales tax is      implement and expand tax
   A resident of Oneida for the        member of the                           Funeral services were held          sponsored by Meier and will            credits for fuel efficient vehicles,
past 37 years, Bill was educated at    Order of the William F. Denny        from the Campbell-Dean Funeral         come to the Senate floor for a         including a tax credit for retir-
and a graduate of Morrisville-         Owls Oneida                          Home, Inc., 260 Main Street,           vote today.                            ing fuel inefficient vehicles.
Eaton High School.                     Nest 1606 and the DKUV (German       Oneida. Interment was made in             “Due to the reforms we have         Meier proposes exploring and
   He married Nancy Clark in           Mutual Benefit Society).             Eaton Cemetery. Friends called at      already made to the Medicaid           developing oil reserves through-
Eaton on Nov. 18, 1967.                   He was a veteran of the Viet      the funeral home.                      system, such as capping the            out North America, but only
   Prior to his retirement in De-      Nam War serving with the United         Contributions in his memory         county share of the Medicaid           under rules developed by indepen-
cember of 2003, Bill was employed      States Navy.                         may be made to the Oneida Fire         program and the full takeover of       dent scientists, to best protect
with the Niagara-Mohawk Power             Surviving besides his wife,       Department Rescue Squad, 109           the cost of the Family Health          the environment.
Corporation now known as Na-           Nancy, are one daughter, Kristy      North Main Street, Oneida, NY          Plus program, we are able to              “This is not an attempt to
tional Grid in the line department     Denny of Oneida; one son and         13421.                                 begin rolling back the county          ‘drill our way out of a problem’,
                                                                                                                   sales tax earlier than antici-         but rather to help meet our
                                                                                                                   pated,” Meier said.                    present need for oil and to
                                                                                                                   Meier serves as chairman of the        decrease our dependency on
                         T submit an obituary, e-                                                                  Senate’s Medicaid Reform Task          foreign oil,” Meier said. “If the
                                                                                                                   Force, which proposed the cap          government helps create the
                         mail Tami Schoeneck at                                                                    and family health plus takeover.
                                                                                                                   Both were enacted as part of the
                                                                                                                                                          right environment, private
                                                                                                                                                          entrepreneurs will be able to
                                                                                                                   2005-06 New York state budget.         develop and market widely
                                                                                   This bill authorizes Oneida
                                                                                                                   County to decrease its additional
                                                                                                                                                          available alternative fuels. I will
                                                                                                                                                          pursue real solutions and reach
                                                                                                                   sales and compensating use tax         within my party and across the
                                                                                                                   rate from 1.5 to 1 percent effective   aisle to find a solution to
                                                                                                                   Sept. 1 and effective Dec. 1 gives     America’s energy problems.”
Jeannette E. White, 61                                                                                             the county the option of lowering         As a state Senator, Meier co-
                                                                                                                   the rate further to three-quarters     sponsored and voted for legisla-
Avid crafter                                                                                                       of one percent, if it so chooses.      tion to cap the state sales tax on
                                                                                                                   The county sales tax is 9.5            gasoline so no state tax is
   Jeannette E. White, 61, of          Church. She was a member of the         Jeannette was also predeceased      percent. Under the legislation,        imposed after the price exceeds
Skaneateles Turnpike, passed           former Brookfield Rebekah’s          by her parents and a brother,          the county sales tax could be          two dollars a gallon. He’s also
away May 7, 2006 at the Commu-         Lodge. She was an avid crafter       Clayton.                               reduced to 9.0 percent on Sept. 1,     supported and voted for tax
nity Memorial Hospital after be-       who loved to knit and crochet.          Funeral services were held at       and to 8.75 percent Dec. 1.            credits for bio-fuel production,
ing suddenly taken ill at her home.       She is survived by two daugh-     the Paul Funeral Home of               “This is a prime of example of         secured funding for alternative
She was born on Jan. 24, 1945 in       ters, Vicky Gaff of Brookfield and   Brookfield with the Rev. Ernest        why Medicaid reform is so              fuel research and development
Utica, the daughter of Herman J.       Annvernette          White      of   Clemens officiating. Interment         important,” Meier said. “If            and authored and passed legisla-
and Frances Langworthy Palmer.         Bridgewater; four sons, William      was in Brookfield Cemetery. Fam-       further reforms are enacted, such      tion to establish the Maple Ridge
She was a graduate of Brookfield       White, Wayne White and Christo-      ily and friends were invited to call   as the Senate’s legislation to         Wind Farm on the Tug Hill
High School.                           pher White all of Brookfield and     at the funeral home located on         crack down on Medicaid fraud,          Plateau.
   On April 5, 1976 in Union           Emmite L. White III, of              Church Street.                         counties would see an even             Oneida County
Springs, AL, she married Emmite        Bridgewater; a sister, Barbara          In memory of Jeannette, kindly      bigger benefit.”                       Conservatives endorse
L. White Jr. who predeceased her.      Bryant of Bristol, Tenn. and a       consider donations in her name            Meier is a co-sponsor of the        Meier
   She had worked for many years       brother, William Palmer of           to either the Brookfield Fire De-      Medicaid Fraud Prevention and             The Oneida County Conserva-
at the Beaver Den Diner and the        Blountville, Tenn. Jeannette is      partment Rescue, West Winfield         Recovery Reform Act of 2006,           tive Party has endorsed
Hill Top Diner. Jeannette was a        also survived by her close friend    Ambulance Squad, or the                which would dramatically               Meier. This endorsement comes
member of the Leonardsville-           and companion, Henry “Toby”          Leonardsville-Brookfield Seventh       reorganize the Medicaid fraud          in addition to an award he
Brookfield Seventh Day Baptist         Schaefer Jr. and 14 grandchildren.   Day Baptist Church.                    detection system in New York.          received from the committee a
                                                                                                                   Meier calls for fuel price             few weeks ago naming him
                                                                                                                   solution                               “Oneida County Conservative of
Walter F. Hubner                                                                                            Driving across the 24th                       the Year.”
                                                                                                         District in a 1970s gas guzzler                     “Ray has all the qualities that
Memorial service to be held Saturday                                                                     patched together with giant                      make for an effective legislator,”
                                                                                                         Band-Aids, Meier called for an                   Miller said. “He has served us
  A memorial service to celebrate      Cazenovia.                      In Memory Program, 211 North end to “Band-Aid solutions” to                        well in the state Senate, acting as
the life of Walter F. Hubner will be     In lieu of flowers, donations 12th St., Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 our nation’s energy problems.                    a voice of fiscal conservatism in
held May 20 at 1 p.m. at the First     may be made in Walter’s name to or to the Cazenovia Fire Depart-     “Many people will remember                    our tax-and-spend state
Presbyterian          Church      in   the Arbor Day Foundation Trees ment.                              the gasoline shortages of the                    capitol. We believe he is the best
                                                                                                         1970s, when neighborhood gas                     choice to represent our ideals in
                                                                                                         stations ran out of gas, and                     Washington.”
                                                                                                         drivers could only buy gas every                    “It is an honor to receive the
                                                                                Subscribe today!         other day,” Meier said. “Today,                  endorsement of the Oneida
                                                                                                         in 2006, we again face an energy                 County Conservative Party,”
                                                                                 Call 434-8889.          crisis and dramatic spikes in                    Meier said. “They have continu-
                                                                                                         fuel costs. Send me to Congress,                 ally supported me, my core
                                                                                                         and I’ll fight for real energy                   principles, and the principles of
                                                                                                         policy reform, not short-term                    many families in Oneida County.
                                                                                                         ‘fixes’ or gimmicks. We need long                I am pleased they have selected
                                                                                                         term solutions so our children                   me as their candidate.”

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    EAGLE NEWSPAPERS                                                                                   SPORTS
Caz boys                                                 MVP in action                                             MSC track and field
lax splits,                                                                                                        headed to nationals
gets                                                                                                                  The Morrisville State College
                                                                                                                  track and field teams placed sev-
                                                                                                                  eral student-athletes at the Region
                                                                                                                                                         placed second overall with a time
                                                                                                                                                         of 43.05.
                                                                                                                                                             In the men’s 4 x 400 relay,
                                                                                                                  III Championships at SUNY Delhi        Adebola, Perez, DePasquale and

past J-E                                                                                                          on Saturday, advancing to the Na-
                                                                                                                  tional Junior College Athletic
                                                                                                                      Association National Champi-
                                                                                                                                                         DeSir placed third with a season
                                                                                                                                                         best time of 3:31.50.
                                                                                                                                                             Rodriguez and Adebola placed
                                                                                                                  onship Meet in Erie on Thursday,       fourth and sixth in the men’s 100
                                                                                                                  May 11.                                meters with a time of 11.3 and 11.6
                                                                                                                      Mike DeSir (West Orange, NJ)       seconds respectively.
   Before it was too late, the                                                                                    had a collegiate best performance,         Scott Hisel (Baldwinsville)
Cazenovia boys lacrosse looked to                                                                                 setting a new regional meet record     placed seventh overall in the 400
turn its floundering season                                                                                       and new school record in the           hurdles with a time of 1:02.00.
around.                                                                                                           men’s 400 hurdles with a time of           In the men’s 4 x 800 relay, Kyle
   Hope finally arrived last Tues-                                                                                54.60, a first place finish, naming    Gallow (Groton), Sean Coughlin
day afternoon, at Fenner, where                                                                                   him 2006 Regional Champion.            (Rome), DePasquale and DeSir
the Lakers held off the Jordan-                                                                                   DeSir is ranked second in the na-      placed fifth overall with a time of
Elbridge Eagles in an 8-6 decision.                                                                               tion in the 400 hurdles.               8:25.60.
   In the third quarter, Cazenovia                                                                                    Steve DePasquale (Happaugue)           Patrick Boice (Ancram) placed
made its decisive move, breaking                                                                                  placed second in the 800 meter race    sixth in the men’s discus throw
out of a 3-3 tie by going on a 4-1                                                                                with a time of 1:59.20, a personal     with a distance of 34.50 meters.
run. Andrew Sigle, with his 14                                                                                    best. DePasquale is ranked sev-            On the women’s side, Melissa
saves, helped the Lakers hang on.                                                                                 enth in the nation .                   Gustin (Lake Luzerne) placed
   Brian Regan and Brandon                                                                                            The men’s 4 x 100 relay team of    fourth in the 800 meters with a
Moyer led the charge as each of                                                                                   Anthony Rodriguez (Bronx),             time of 2:50.00 and teammate
them scored twice. Coleman                                                                                        Ahmed Adebola (Staten Island),         Jenna Shephard (Camden) sixth
Koesterer, Chris Nourse and Jus-                                                                                  Jorge Perez (Bronx) and DeSir          with a time of 2:58.00.
tin Hubbard each had one goal and
one assist, while Brian Bartlett
got the other goal. Aaron Race
earned a pair of assists.
                                                                                                                       Three from MSC
                                                                                                                       named to NJCAA
   On Thursday, Cazenovia got a
much tougher challenge at home
when it took on its namesakes
from Skaneateles.
   And it turned out be another
game mostly ruled by the defenses
- but by being able to do its damage    Jason Longo - Cazenvoia HS grad - Northeast-10 Lacrosse Tournament MVP.
                                                                                                                       All-Region teams
early, Skaneateles was able to earn
a 9-5 victory.                                                                                                    Young
   Cazenovia could never really        19 saves, but it could not produce   Lynch and Scott Castle - had two                                             runs scored for the Mustangs who
recover from a first half where the    any kind of offensive consistency.   goals apiece.                             The National Junior College        gained a post season bid as the
western Lakers bolted out to a 7-3        Bartlett, Koesterer, Hubbard,       At 5-9 on the season, Cazenovia     Athletic Association Region III        eighth seed in the regional cham-
edge.                                  Nourse and Moyer each had one        needed a win at Bishop Ludden         baseball committee has named           pionship tournament.
   Showing its grit, the eastern       goal in a sputtering Cazenovia at-   Tuesday, or needs a home win          Morrisville State College sopho-          A two-sport athlete at
Lakers made nice defensive ad-         tack. Skaneateles spread itself      against Westhill on Thursday, to      more Tom Young (Wallkill) to the       Morrisville State, she earned all-
justments and kept Skaneateles         around as four different players -   assure itself of a post-season        2006 All-Region First Team as out-     Conference honors in volleyball in
from running away, as Sigle made       Eric Richards, Pat Morley, Devin     berth.                                fielder.                               2004 as outside hitter.
                                                                                                                      Young, left outfielder for the        Pedulla is a massage therapy

                     Cazenovia girls lax
                                                                                                                  Mustangs and previous selection        major at Morrisville State.

                                                                                                                  to the Mountain Valley all-Confer-
                                                                                                                  ence team, started all 47 games        Squire
                      improves to 9-2
                                                                                                                  this year for Morrisville State and       The National Junior College

                                                                                                                  led the team in hits with 70, runs     Athletic Association Region III
                                                                                                                  scored with 47, singles with 64 and    women’s softball committee has
                                                                                                                  stolen bases with 36. He batted .449   named Morrisville State College
                                                                                                                  to lead the team and recorded a

              BY PHIL BLACKWELL                           added three goals and two assists.                                                             sophomore Jessica Squire
                                                                                                                  .943 fielding percentage.              (Hinckley) to the 2006 All-Region
                                                            Brittany McKillop also found the net three
                                                                                                                      In his career at Morrisville       Second Team as short stop.
   As it inched toward the post-season, the               times, with Chelsea McKillop getting two
                                                                                                                  State, Young has recorded 100 ca-         Squire started each game for

Cazenovia girls lacrosse team gained some                 goals. Niki Holmes, Caitlin Evans, Claire
                                                                                                                  reer hits, 51 stolen bases, 70 runs    the Mustangs as shortstop, lead-
momentum, and nearly had some more - but                  Dorsey, Kiley Evans, Nadia Kulczyczky,
                                                                                                                  scored and 12 career outfield as-      ing the team defensively in assists
nature got in the way.                                    Rachel Hardke and Katie Siracuse all took
                                                                                                                  sists. He has a career fielding per-   this season with 83 while record-
   In a big Friday-afternoon battle against               turns putting in goals.
                                                                                                                  centage of .950.                       ing 44 put outs. Offensively,
Christian Brothers Academy, the Lakers were                 Wednesday’s game against Jordan-
                                                                                                                      Young is an individual studies     Squire led the team from the plate,
tied, 8-8, with the Brothers, when storms raced           Elbridge was a closer, but the Lakers man-
                                                                                                                  major at Morrisville State.            recording 50 hits, including 14        s
into the area, halting the game.                          aged to pull away late for a 16-11 victory over
   The two sides agreed to come back to                   the Eagles.                                                                                    doubles, two triples and eight         g
                                                                                                                                                         home runs. She hit .568 and tallied    v
Cazenovia on Thursday afternoon to finish
the contest, important since the Lakers (9-2)
                                                            After battling its way to a 7-5 halftime ad-
                                                          vantage, Cazenovia maintained a frantic
                                                                                                                  Pedulla                                25 RBI’s for Morrisville State who     B
                                                                                                                     The National Junior College         gained a post season bid as the
and Brothers (13-2) are both chasing top play-            tempo and gradually wore the Eagles down.
                                                                                                                  Athletic Association Region III        eighth seed in the regional cham-      C
off seeds.                                                  Wright, in particular, stood out, enjoying
                                                                                                                  women’s softball committee has         pionship tournament.                   4
   Prior to this, the Lakers were rolling. Reg-           her best game of the season as she torched J-
                                                                                                                  named Morrisville State College           Squire is a two-time all-Region     4
istering its most lopsided victory of the sea-            E’s defense for six goals and one assist.
                                                                                                                  sophomore Jill Pedulla (Peru) to       second team selection as short-        A
son, the Lakers took apart visiting Homer                   Cannizzaro remained hot, with four goals
                                                                                                                  the 2006 All-Region Softball Sec-      stop. A three-sport athlete
last Monday afternoon in the course of a 19-2             and one assist, while Holmes and Brittani
                                                                                                                  ond Team as outfielder.                (women’s soccer, basketball and        c
romp.                                                     McKillop each had two goals and one assist.
                                                                                                                     Pedulla, left outfielder for the    softball) at Morrisville State she     i
   By halftime, it was already 12-0, giving head          Kiley Evans also found the net twice. Sessler
                                                                                                                  Mustangs, started 24 games this        earned all-Region and all-Ameri-
coach Mark Evans a chance to use just about               had 10 saves.
                                                                                                                  season for Morrisville State and       can honors in soccer as forward in     C
every healthy player on the roster, a nice re-              The conclusion of the CBA comes amidst a
                                                                                                                  recorded 29 hits in 74 at bats, in-    2004.                                  t
ward for all the hard work in practice.                   busy homestretch for the Lakers that will in-
                                                                                                                  cluding two doubles and a triple,         Squire is a liberal arts and sci-   N
   Kara Cannizzaro again led the attack, with             clude games against Bishop Ludden, New
                                                                                                                  hitting .392 from the plate. This      ence: humanities and social sci-       5
four goals and one assist, as Sarah Wright                Hartford, Westhill and Skaneateles.
                                                                                                                  season she tallied 15 RBI’s and 24     ence major at Morrisville State.

                                    Cazenovia track      Wildcats
                                    edges past Marcellus baseball
                                          BY PHIL BLACKWELL
                                                                            won the high jump as he cleared 5
                                                                            feet 6 inches.
                                                                               A much bigger test loomed
                                       In another full week of action,      Wednesday, when Cazenovia met            Post-season over
                                    the Cazenovia boys track and field      Westhill, and could not get a sec-
                                    team battled its way to a split.        ond win in three days, losing to
                                       The Lakers began its gauntlet        the Warriors 90-51.                         On Friday May 5, the Cazenovia
                                    last Monday, against Marcellus,            Wheeler again had a pole-vault        College Wildcats baseball team,
                                    gaining just enough for a 73-68 vic-    clearance of 11 feet 6 inches, while     appearing for the first time in the
                                    tory over the Mustangs.                 Lokai needed 54.1 seconds to pre-        new North Eastern Athletic Con-
                                       To break up the Marcellus mo-        vail at 400 meters and Chris             ference baseball post-season for-
                                    nopoly on the oval, Cazenovia           Stanford won the 400 hurdles in a        mat, was eliminated after going 0-
                                    needed to win two of the three re-      time of 1:02.6.                          2 in the double-elimination tour-
                                    lay events.                                Cazenovia also won two of the         nament. Losing to Villa Julie Col-
                                       In the 4x100, Brett Walters, Jus-    three relays. McKinney, Crockett,        lege Mustangs5-15 and Keuka Col-
                                    tin Lucas, Ben McKinney and             Walters and Lucas worked to-             lege Storm 8-9, the Wildcats end
                                    Dave Crockett won in 47.5 seconds.      gether in the 4x100 (47.8 seconds),      the season with a record of 14-18.
                                    Later, in the 4x400, a different        while Lokai, Kellstrand, Stanford           The Wildcats started the day
                                    quartet worked as Robbie Taube,         and Alex Henkel improved their           with a depleted roster. With six
                                    Peter Lokai, Gerry Riebe and Pe-        4x400 relay time to 3:47 flat.           players unavailable due to school
                                    ter Kellstrand took first place in a       This followed the Lakers’ solid       obligations, the Wildcats went
                                    time of 3:47.5.                         showing at the May 5 Madison             with an untraditional lineup that
                                       Lokai, on his own, won the 400-      County Championships, where              played extremely well, despite a
                                    meter dash in 55.1 seconds, while       the Lakers, with 130 points, trailed     lack of experience at their respec-
                                    Terrence Hartnett gained                only Oneida (167 points) and             tive positions.
                                    Cazenovia’s other running vic-          Canastota (157 points) in the final         Game one of the tournament
                                    tory in the 400 hurdles in 1:09.9.      standings.                               found the conference-powerhouse,
                                       McKinney would win the long             McKinney won twice, going 36          Villa Julie, jump out to a 0-10 lead
                                    jump, going 17 feet 11 inches.          feet 1 inch in the triple and prevail-   in the first four innings of play on
                                    Chris Wheeler continued his pole        ing in the javelin with a toss of 117    Cazenovia’s Aaron Wismar (’08,
                                    vault domination, clearing 11 feet      feet 5 inches. Wheeler won the pole      Youngsville, Pa. / Mercyhurst
                                    6 inches.                               vault (11 feet), while David             North East CC). Cazenovia would
                                       Also, Joe Bono took first place      Mignogna gained first place in the       answer back with a rally in the
                                    in the discus, throwing it 112 feet 2   high jump by clearing 5 feet 4 inches    top of the sixth inning. The Wild-
                                    3/4 inches, while Andrew Joseph         with fewer misses than Joseph.           cats scored four runs when Jamie
                                                                                                                     Patten (’08, Bainbridge) knocked

                                    Cazenovia tennis tops
                                                                                                                     in Josh Winans (’07, Afton) with
                                                                                                                     an RBI single, Erick Tylutki (’07,
                                                                                                                     Amsterdam) recorded a two-RBI

                                    Skaneateles, M-E
                                                                                                                     double and Patten scored when
                                                                                                                     Bryan Evans reached on an error.
                                                                                                                     A Villa Julie 5-run seventh inning
                                                                                                                     would put the game out of reach
                                                              BY PHIL BLACKWELL                                      for the Wildcats and send the
                                                                                                                     squad to the losers-bracket of the
                                      In its quest for an undefeated regular season, the Cazenovia boys              double-elimination tournament.
                                    tennis team passed some major obstacles.                                            No statistics for the Villa Julie
                                      Dueling with 6-1 Skaneateles last Monday afternoon, the eastern                game were provided by Keystone
                                    Lakers again came out on top, defeating the western Lakers 4-1.                  College, the host institution.
                                      It turned in doubles, where Austin Tatum and Nick Rogers                          Cazenovia jumped out to a huge
                                    battled for three long sets with Jonathan Mushock and Yuta Nar-                  lead in the team’s second game of
                                                                                                                     the NEAC post-season on Keuka.
                                                                                         ... see Tennis on page 31
                                                                                                                     The Wildcats, thanks to a 3-run
                                                                                                                     first inning, a pair of runs in the
                                                                                                                     fourth inning, a Scott Boyce (’06,
                                                                                                                     Albany) solo-homer in the sixth
                                                                                                                     inning and a run in the seventh,
                                                                                                                     took a 7-2 lead on the Storm into
                                                                                                                     the eighth inning of play.
                                                                                                                        In one of the biggest comebacks
                                                                                                                     of the Keuka baseball program’s
                                                                                                                     history, Keuka would answer
                                                                                                                     back with a five-run eighth inning
                                                                                                                     that knotted the game at seven.
                                                                                                                     Cazenovia retook the lead, 8-7, in
                                                                                                                     the bottom half of the inning on
                                                                                                                     Boyce’s second homer of the after-
                                                                                                                     noon, but could not prevent the
                                                                                                                     Storm from scoring the game-win-
                                                                                                                     ning two runs in the top of the
                                                                                                                     ninth inning off of Mitch Ghezzi.
                                                                                                                        Day-two of the tournament fea-
                                                                                                                     tured the announcement of the
                                                                                                                     NEAC baseball all-conference
                                                                                                                     teams. Falling just short of the
                                                                                                                     conference MVP vote, Cazenovia’s
                                                                                                                     Boyce got the nod for first-team
                                                                                                                     all-conference at catcher.
                                                                                                                        Coming after a season in which
                                                                                                                     Boyce batted .495, hit nine homers
                                                                                                                     and drove in 50 runs, the first-team
                                                                                                                     selection honor was Boyce’s first
                                                                                                                     of his four-year Cazenovia career.
                                                                                                                        Cazenovia’s Matt Wood (’06,
                                                                                                                     Madison) received all-conference
                                                                                                                     honorable mention recognition
                                                                                                                     for his play in center in 2006. Wood,
                                                                                                                     who broke the single-season
                                                                                                                     Cazenovia record for stolen bases
                                                                                                                     (23-for-24), hit .347 this season and
                                                                                                                     drove in 26 RBI.
                                                                                                                        In the finals, the first-seed Key-
                                                                                                                     stone College Giants triumphed
                                                                                                                     over the second-seeded Mustangs
                                                                                                                     by a final score of 8-1. Keystone’s
                                                                                                                     David Adamchick, a first
                                                                                                                     baseman, was selected as the
                                                                                                                     NEAC Tournament MVP.
                                                                                                                                           EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 17, 2006/31

Caz baseball has 0-3 stretch Cazenovia softball
      BY PHIL BLACKWELL                Skaneateles, Matt Wild led the
                                       way, with four RBIs, as pitcher
                                                                                 Cazenovia sported a 4-2 lead
                                                                              early, only to have Tully answer
                                                                                                                      wins three straight
    Once again, the Cazenovia base-    Mike Pesarchick threw a com-           with 17 total runs in the third,
                                                                                                                            BY PHIL BLACKWELL               drove in two runs, while Jaclyn
ball team found it difficult to stop   plete game.                            fourth and fifth innings.
                                                                                                                                                            Seeber also had an RBI.
high-quality opposition, both in-         Staying at home Wednesday to           McCallops, Kiselica, Potter and
                                                                                                                                                                After getting that 5-0 lead,
side and outside of the OHSL Lib-      take on Solvay, the Lakers’ for-       Shane Franz all had stints on the
                                                                                                                          Enjoying one of its hottest       Cazenovia had to hang on, as CBA
erty division.                         tunes did not change, as it lost to    mound. Shane tripled twice and
                                                                                                                      stretches in recent memory, the       rallied for all of its runs in the
    Cazenovia was overwhelmed          the Bearcats 9-2.                      drove in a run, as did Potter,
                                                                                                                      Cazenovia softball team won three     fifth and sixth innings and nearly
last Monday afternoon, falling to         Solvay got seven total runs in      Carter Franz, Charlie Gregg and
                                                                                                                      times in as many days.                caught up before McLean pitched
Skaneateles in the battle of Laker     the second and third innings off       Tom Eschen. Tully’s Paul Delles
                                                                                                                          By getting most of its runs in    a scoreless seventh.
teams by a score of 16-2.              Tom Lawrence, all that it would        had six RBIs to lead his side, while
                                                                                                                      the late stages, Cazenovia was            Without any time to rest, the
    The western Lakers were up, 14-    need. Cole Dubik earned an RBI.        teammmate Josh Johnson had a
                                                                                                                      able to pull away from its name-      Lakers took on Solvay Wednesday
0, before the eastern Lakers could     P.J. Abrigo led the Bearcats, driv-    home run and four RBIs.
                                                                                                                      sakes from Skaneateles last Mon-      afternoon - and used a big fourth
get on the board as Tom Kiselica,      ing in three runs.                        For the 3-11 Lakers, the regular
                                                                                                                      day afternoon, winning by a score     inning to rally past the Bearcats,
Anthony Potter and Andreau                Thursday’s non-league game at       season closes this week with back-
                                                                                                                      of 8-4.                               8-4.
McCallops all took turns on the        Tully did not provide any relief, as   to-back games against Marcellus
                                                                                                                          It was 2-1 before the eastern         Down 1-0 going into the bottom
mound.                                 the Lakers dropped a 19-6 decision     and Hannibal.
                                                                                                                      Lakers used four runs in the bot-     of the fourth, Cazenovia turned it
    Shane Franz earned an RBI. For     to the Black Knights.
                                                                                                                      tom of the fifth inning to start      all around, lighting up Solvay
                                                                                                                      pulling away.                         pitcher Gabrielle Nurod for seven
                                                                                                                          Not only did Katie McLean get     runs and chasing her out of the
Tennis from Page 30                                                                                                   the victory, she also picked up two
                                                                                                                      RBIs. Katelyn Dunne led
                                                                                                                                                                Amid it all, Amy Easterly
                                                                                                                      Cazenovia by driving in three         tripled and drove in two runs.
row before prevailing, 4-6, 6-4, 7-    before beating Ford Vantyle 6-1,       off the Warriors, 4-1.                  runs, while Emily Spuller             Lauren Colligan also had two
5. Meanwhile, John Cipiti and          3-6, 6-2. Tyler Crawford routed           Tyler Underriner got a turn          matched McLean’s two-RBI out-         RBIs, while McLean, Katelyn
Chris Rogers needed just two           Mason Drastal 6-0, 6-2, while An-      in singles and beat Sean                put. Kathlin Ramsdell also drove      Dunne, Becca DeMario and Jaclyn
sets to beat Joe Meyer and Tom         drew Cipiti fell to Joey Robinson      Harrigan 7-6, 7-5. Cipiti led a big     in a run.                             Seeber earned one RBI apiece.
Williams by scores of 7-6 (7-5) and    6-2, 6-0.                              early lead get away in a 0-6, 6-1, 6-       The Lakers then made it back-         Aside from a fifth-inning
6-2.                                      Cazenovia played a non-             4 loss to Robert Klipp, while the       to-back wins on Tuesday after-        Bearcat outburst, McLean was
   Up in singles, Dave Torres          league match Tuesday against           Lakers got the rest of its points       noon, knocking off Christian          quite steady on the mound, as she
had his own three-set struggle         Morrisville-Eaton and knocked          with straight-set victories.            Brothers Academy 5-4.                 allowed just six hits all afternoon.
                                                                                                                          All of the Lakers’ runs came in       If the Lakers (6-9) can knock off
                                                                                                                      the bottom of the third inning,       CBA, Marcellus and Hannibal in
                                                                                                                      when it jumped on CBA pitcher         the last week of the regular sea-
                                                                                                                      Daria Sikorski. McLean’s triple       son, it can reach the .500 mark.

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