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                                                                                                                                                  Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2006/1


                                                  SYRACUSE                                 What do you think is wrong with the Syracuse University men’s basketball team?

                                                                                                           “They’re just in a
                                                                                                           slump. Coach
                                                                                                           Boeheim got ‘em
                                                                                                           down in the
                                                                                                           dumps the way
                                                                                                           the games were
                                                                                                           lined up.”
                                                                                                                                  Nick Longo
                                                                                                                                                  “It’s a confidence
                                                                                                                                                  problem. They
                                                                                                                                                  lost three in a
                                                                                                                                                  row. They’ll be
                                                                                                                                                  back on track

                                                                                                                                                                                      “They’re a young
                                                                                                                                                                                      team. There’s only
                                                                                                                                                                                      one senior and
                                                                                                                                                                                      the rest are
                                                                                                                                                                                      freshmen and
                                                                                                                                                                                      sophomores. They
                                                                                                                                                                                      just need more
                                                                                             MacHose                                                                    DiPaola
      Vol. 3, Issue 5 ● Feb. 2 to 8, 2006                                                    Cazenovia                                                                  Homer

Survey: Many
kids at risk
  County Executive
                                         It’s his
Nicholas Pirro
announced survey
results conducted
recently throughout
Onondaga County

  Pirro said of the
results, “the study
revealed that 60
percent of youth in
Onondaga County
do not have the
tools necessary to
                                                                  ...for now
prevent them from
engaging in some
type of at-risk
behavior or to
promote their
  Pirro and Dr.
Jessica Cohen,
district superinten-
dent of OCM
BOCES highlighted
a few of the findings:
  ✓ 73 percent of
youth had positive
view of their
personal future
  ✓ 69 percent
were motivated to
do well in school
  ✓ 68 percent felt
love and supported                                                                                                                                                                    CHUCK WAINWRIGHT
by their families                        Rosamond Gifford interim zoo director Chuck Doyle spent some quality time with “Kenny,” a Kenyan sand boa.
  ✓ 22 percent felt

                                               28-year zoo employee named interim director
their community
values youth
  ✓ 30 percent felt
they were in a
caring school                                                         BY SARAH BATES                                      to replace former zoo director Anne Baker, who will be taking over the
climate                                                                                                                   Toledo Zoo on April 1. Although the search committee will consider
  ✓ 28 percent felt                         Onondaga County Executive Nicholas Pirro and Parks Commissioner               candidates from all over the country, it is possible that Doyle will be
they had positive                        Bob Geraci recently announced the appointment of Chuck Doyle as in-              named as the permanent director.
family communica-                        terim director of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park.                          “I would accept the position if it were offered, but it’s up to Onondaga
tion                                        Doyle has been with the zoo for 28 years, and for 13 of those years he’s      County to find the best person for the job,” said Doyle.
Tolerance                                been the general curator of the zoo.                                                Not only will the new director be responsible for general animal care
taught                                      “He’s got the best of the zoo at heart,” said Sarah Fedele, the director of   and physical plant and visitor services, but also for preparing the zoo
  Syracuse Univer-                       public relations and visitor services. “He has so much zoo experience.”
sity and community                          Doyle will serve as interim director while a formal search is conducted                                        Please see “Interim,” on Page 11
organizations will
sponsor a safe
                                                                                                                                            SUNY ESF professor
                                      Taking back the lakes:
schools conference,
“Teaching respect
for all: Creating safe
schools for lesbian,                                                                                                                        spreads water awareness
gay, bisexual and
transgender                                    BY SARAH BATES                  interest in the environment and also
students” on March                                                             his professional views on environ-
4 from 9 a.m. to                         When Jack Manno was a child, he       mental protection policies.
4:30 p.m. at May                      spent his afternoons sitting under-         “My personal interest lies in envi-
Memorial Unitarian                    neath a willow tree beside a flowing     ronmental policies in term of what
Universalist Society.                 creek, looking at the water. He would    works and what doesn’t work, while
  Registration is                     imagine himself floating down that       my research is on everything from
required for the                      creek to the Mohawk River, then out      water quality and quantity to human
conference. The                       to the Hudson River and on to the        exposure to toxins,” said Manno.
priority deadline is                  ocean.                                      His primary goal is to improve our
Feb. 15. Call 443-                       Now Manno is a faculty member at      understanding of lakes and how they
3983.                                 SUNY ESF, an environmentalist and        function. As the director of the Great
                                      an author. He has been the director of   Lakes Research Consortium, Manno
INDEX                                 Great Lakes Research Consortium
                                      for more than 20 years and lives on
                                                                               is part of a network of 18 New York
                                                                               colleges and universities dedicated to
Editorial ....................... 4   Westcott Street, just a few blocks       the understanding and restoring of
Eyesore ....................... 2     from Syracuse University.                the Great Lakes and of environmen-
Letters ......................... 4                                            tal causes worldwide.
Night Life .................. 12      Neighborhood awareness
Point of interest ...... 10              Manno will give a lecture next Saving the Great Lakes
                                      week at the Wescott Community Cen-     If you’ve ever stood on the shore of
                                      ter entitled, “Water: Advocacy, Sci- one of the Great Lakes and looked out                                                                     CHUCK WAINWRIGHT
                                      ence and Blessings.” He said that in                                        The Westcott Reservoir was built in 1930. Local residents have recently called for a
                                      his talk he will discuss his personal Please see “Water” on Page 8 rehabilitation of the reservoir.
2 / Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2 0 0 6

                                                            CITY                                                                                                                  ZOO SCOOP
                                                            National Industries for the Blind recognizes AURORA of CNY, Inc.
                                                               National Industries for the         the manufacturing and delivery of      assisting people who are blind in
                                                            Blind (NIB), a national nonprofit
                                                            dedicated to enhancing opportu-
                                                                                                   products and services to the fed-
                                                                                                   eral government.
                                                                                                                                          obtaining and maintaining inde-
                                                                                                                                          pendence and an improved qual-
               (315) 434-8889
                                                            nities for economic and personal
                                                            independence of people who are
                                                                                                      To assist its affiliated agencies
                                                                                                   in their employment goals, NIB
                                                                                                                                          ity of life-things every American
                                                                                                                                          strives to achieve.”                    prepare to
                                                                                                                                                                                  leave the nest
                                                            blind, recognized the outstanding      provided resources and support,           AURORA of CNY, Inc., is the
               Sarah Bates                                  efforts of AURORA of CNY, Inc.         along with a financial incentive       only non-profit organization ex-
                 Editor, Ext. 309                           for growing employment opportu-        to each agency that met or ex-         clusively dedicated to serving
                                                            nities for blind adults and retain-    ceeded employment goals. NIB           people who are blind, visually im-           BY SARAH FEDELE
                 Eric Cook                                  ing current blind employees.           encourages its affiliates to utilize   paired, deaf or hard of hearing
          Advertising sales, Ext. 304                          In 2005, to assist in reducing 70   reward funds for continued em-         throughout Central New York.               Two blue-crowned motmot
                                                            percent unemployment among             ployment growth. As a result of           National Industries for the          chicks hatched at the
             The City Eagle is a unit
             of Eagle Newspapers                            working-age blind adults, NIB          its aggressive efforts, AURORA         Blind (NIB), based in Alexandria,       Rosamond Gifford Zoo on Dec.
                                                            challenged its 80 affiliated non-      was awarded $2,824 from NIB.           Va., facilitates sales of products      20. At nearly six weeks of age,
            Richard K. Keene                                profit agencies located around the        “AURORA of CNY, Inc. has            and services of its 80 associated       the chicks are nearly ready to
        President and CEO, Ext. 302                         country to grow and retain Javits-     demonstrated its commitment to         nonprofit agencies across the           fledge, or leave the nest.
                                                            Wagner-O’Day (JWOD) employ-            reducing the unacceptably high         country. NIB and its associated            The chicks are being hand-
                 David Tyler                                ment opportunities. The JWOD           unemployment among blind               agencies employ 5,000 people who        raised by zoo staff and are
          Executive Editor, Ext. 340
                                                            Act is an act of Congress created      Americans,” said Jim Gibbons,          are blind and deliver millions of       doing extremely well. Even
                Daniel Lovell                               to provide employment opportu-         president and CEO, NIB. “By            dollars worth of products and ser-      after the chicks fledge, zoo
          Managing Editor, Ext. 330                         nities for people who are blind or     growing and retaining employ-          vices each year to federal, state       keepers will continue to feed
                                                            have other severe disabilities in      ment opportunities, AURORA is          and commercial markets.                 the chicks soaked dog chow,
                Geoff Stickel                                                                                                                                                     crickets and mice.
   Circulation/Marketing Mgr., Ext. 312                                                                                                                                              Adult motmots are about
               Tami Grashof                                 EYESORE OF THE WEEK                                                                                                   18 inches tall and weigh just
                                                                                                                                                                                  over 4 ounces. At one month
     Corporate Advertising Director, Ext. 320
                                                                                                                                                                                  of age, the chicks weighed
               Office of Publication:
    5910 Firestone Dr., Syracuse, N.Y. 13206
                                                            209 Hudson St.                                                                                                        approximately 12 grams each.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Sparse blue feathers have
 Periodical Postage paid at Syracuse, N.Y. 13220
           and additional mailing offices.                                                                                                                                        begun to show on the chicks’
 The City Eagle is published weekly by Eagle Media                                                                                                                                heads. Within the next month,
  Partners, L.P., 5910 Firestone Drive, Syracuse
                    N.Y. 13206.
                                                                                                                                                                                  the chicks will acquire their
    Eagle Newspapers is owned by Eagle Media                                                                                                                                      full plumage. The adult blue-
  Partners, L.P.; Eagle Media Inc., G.P. Edward S. Green,
  chairman; David H. Northrup Jr., vice-chairman.                                                                                                                                 crowned motmot is easily
                                                                                                                                                                                  identifiable by its green and
                                                                                                                                                                                  blue plumage, red eyes,
                                                                                                                                                                                  turquoise crown and black
                                                                                                                                                                                  face. Their distinctive tail
                                                                                                                                                                                  feathers also set them apart
                                                                                                                                                                                  with bare spines at the tips
                                                                                                                                                                                  and a pendulum-type tail
                                                                                                                                                                                  movement when the motmot
                                                                                                                                                                                  is perched. Other distinguish-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ing characteristics include a
                                                                                                      The dirty, rain-soaked clothes piled in front of this Hudson Street         serrated beak and toes that
                                                                                                   house indicate that if the owner doesn’t care enough to pick up his            are grown together on the
                                                                                                   clothes, caring for his house must be low on his list of priorities. The 10-   foot.
                                                                                                   foot weeds reaching up past the gutters and the streaks of rust over the          Native to Mexico, Central
                                                                                                   chipped yellow paint show that the house must have been abandoned long         America and South America,
                                                                                                   ago. Empty soda bottles and assorted trash are scattered on the patches        these birds dig nests in
                                                                                                   of leaf-covered lawn in front of the broken sidewalk.                          rainforests, second growth
                                                                                                      Amazingly, the white trellis clinging to the front porch is still intact.   forests, forest edges, shady
                                                                                                   Whoever is brave enough to restore this house can start there.                 gardens and shaded coffee
                                                                                                                                                                                     It is vital to keep captive
                                                                                                                                                                                  animal populations geneti-
                                                                                                                                                                                  cally diverse. With wild
                                                                                                                                                                                  caught parents, Adam and
                                                                                                                                                                                  Eva, the blue-crowned motmot
                                                                                                                                                                                  chicks’ genetic lines are not
                                                                                                                                                                                  currently represented in the
                                                                                                                                                                                  gene pool. Therefore, they are
                                                                                                                                                                                  genetically very important to
                                                                                                                                                                                  the motmot population in
                                                                                                                                                                                  managed care environments.
                                                                                                                                                                                     The Rosamond Gifford Zoo
                                                                                                                                                                                  is open daily from 10 a.m. to
                                                                                                                                                                                  4:30 p.m. Zoo admission is
                                                                                                                                                                                  $6.50 for adults, $4.50 for
                                                                                                                                                                                  seniors 62 and over and
                                                                                                                                                                                  students 16-21 with I.D., $4.00
                                                                                                                                                                                  for children ages 3-15 and
                                                                                                                                                                                  children two and under are
                                                                                                                                                                                  free. For more information,
                                                                                                                                                                                  call 435-8511 or visit
                                                                                                                Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2006/3

Singing the praises of Salt City
    Wednesday night CNY Edge,                                                Steelers by 10.
Inc. — a group dedicated to to
singing the praises of the Salt
City — celebrated its third
                                                      Russ                Posthumous
anniversary with a dinner on the
luxurious top floor of the Marx
                                                        Tarby                 After a lifetime of making
                                                                          documentaries decrying the evils
Hotel.                                                    Downtown of racism and homophobia,
    Members of the non-profit                                             filmmaker Marlon Riggs suc-
group mixed and mingled in one                            after dark cumbed to AIDS in April 1994. He
of the most elegant spaces in                                             was 37 years old.
Syracuse and marveled at the                                                  “Black Is...Black Ain’t,” which
spectacular, bird’s-eye view of                                           will be screened TONIGHT at 7
downtown after dark.                  St., downtown. Ticket prices        p.m. Thursday Feb. 2, at the
    Music was provided by Visa        range from $16 to $75, while        Everson Museum of Art, was
Versa Entertainment Produc-           children ages 12 and younger will completed by his co-producer
tions, while attendees browsed        be admitted for half-price.         Nicole Atkinson and editor/co-
silent-auction items.                     For information, call the SSO director Christiane Badgely from
    Developed as a second-tier to     Customer Service Center at 424-     the video and notes he left
the “Come Home to Syracuse”           8200 or (800) 724-3810, or visit    behind.
campaign through the Metropoli-                   Towards the end of “Black
tan Development Association,                                              Is...Black Ain’t,” Riggs looks up
CNY Edge is comprised of active,      Dynamic dancer                      at the camera from his hospital
energetic professionals who               Besides helming Upstate NY      bed and says, “As long as I have
believe Central New York is a         Ballet, Rathbun also serves as      work then I’m not going to die,
great place to live, work and play.   director of Ballet and Dance of     cause work is a living spirit in
    By organizing social, sports      Upstate New York. She has often me — that which wants to
and philanthropic events, CNY         performed and choreographed for connect with other people and
Edge aims to create an exciting       Syracuse Opera.                     pass on something to them
environment for young profes-             Rathbun attended The            which they can use in their own
sionals living and working here.      Julliard School in New York City lives and grow from.”
    Annual membership dues cost       on scholarship and is a former          “Black Is...Black Ain’t” (1995)
$40 per member, but it’s not          soloist with the Princeton Ballet jumps smack dab into the middle
necessary to be a CNY Edge            Society of New Jersey, Company      of explosive debates over black
member in order to participate        of American Dance in New York identity and offers a flavorful
in its events.                        City and Dancers Ensemble of        mix of personal testimony,
    Events being planned include      Syracuse.                           music and history.
gallery openings, monthly happy           A tireless performer and            The movie follows Riggs, who
hours, outdoor hikes, wine-           teacher, she danced with the        hailed from Texas, as he
tastings, volunteer activities and    Syracuse Ballet Theatre, taught     traverses the country, bringing
sports and theater outings.           classical ballet at Syracuse        viewers face to face with black
    To learn more about these         University and is the former        Americans — young and old, rich
people who aren’t afraid to say       director of the Dance Depart-       and poor, gay and straight —
that Syracuse is a great place to     ment at the Metropolitan School struggling with the numerous
hang out, snow and all, visit         for the Arts.                       and often contested definitions of                          Syracuse is lucky to have an    blackness. The movie mixes
                                      artist such as Rathbun who          performances by choreographer
‘Beauty-ful’ ballet                   keeps the fires burning in the      Bill T. Jones and poet Essex
    With “Cinderella” and “Swan       bellies of aspiring dancers, while Hemphill with commentary by
Lake” already under their             providing top-shelf classical       noted cultural critics Angela
collective belts, the Syracuse        entertainment for area audi-        Davis, bell hooks, Cornel West,
Symphony Orchestra and                ences.                              Michele Wallace, Barbara Smith
Upstate NY Ballet collaborate                                             and Maulana Karenga.
again this weekend as their           Fatkid Dodgeball                        The film’s showing here
breathtaking blend of music and           The band’s name may be          tonight is part of the Contempo-
dance awakens “Sleeping               politically incorrect, but it       rary Film Series at Everson
Beauty.”                              manages to create a colorful        Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St.,
    Founded in 1997 by Artistic       image of a raucous recess at        at the corner of South State
Director Kathleen Rathbun,            Rock’n’Roll High School. Fatkid     Street, downtown Syracuse.
Upstate NY Ballet provides this       Dodgeball takes the stage at        Admission costs $4, or $3 for
community with high-quality           Downtown Manhattan’s at 9:30        students and museum members;
classical ballet and the opportu-     p.m. Saturday Feb. 4. The cover     474-6064.
nity for local dancers to perform     charge is $5.
with national and international           Bring your own kickballs.       Fab Cats celebrate
artists.                                  Downtown Manhattan’s is         first anniversary Friday
    In “Sleeping Beauty” local        located in downtown Syracuse, at        It seems like only yesterday,
dancers will rub elbows with two      One Hanover Square; 474-8225.       when love was such an easy game
fine Bulgarian leads, Momchil                                             to play, that The FabCats (Gary
Mladenov as Prince Desire and         Nanni McPhoebe                      Frenay, Arty Lenin, Dave Novak
Violeta Angelova in the title role        For a somewhat more subdued & Dave Miller) exited — some
of Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty.       nightclub experience, check out     would say bolted — from the
    The dramatic score by Piotr       the versatile pianoman Mark         band they helped found, the Fab
Ilyitch Tchaikovsky will be           Nanni, who plays from 6 to 8 p.m. Five, to set off on their own ferry
conducted by SSO Music Direc-         Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 and     across the Mersey.
tor Dan Hege.                         4, at Phoebe’s Garden Cafe, 900 E.      “Time sure flies when your
    The ballet will be danced twice   Genesee St., where admission is     having fun,” Frenay said.
over the weekend beginning with       always free; 475-5154.                  And here we are, one year
a performance at 8 p.m. Friday            Nanni’s a member of Los         later, now dancing to the music
Feb. 3. After a day off Saturday,     Blancos, one of the city’s hardest- of two local Beatles tribute
the dancers will be at it again at    working and rocking-est blues       bands, as the Five have been
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, so that its    bands, but when he plays solo he    resurrected by bassist Paul
audiences can be home in plenty       stretches out into the realms of    Davie.
of time to catch the Super Bowl       jazz, swing and original composi-       To celebrate its first anniver-
on TV.                                tions.                              sary, The FabCats invite all
    Both performances will be             He’ll return to Phoebe’s for    friends and fans out to an old-
staged at the Crouse Hinds            more solo sets Feb. 10 and 11.      fashioned rock’n’roll dance party
Concert Theater at the Mulroy
Civic Center, 411 Montgomery          Super Bowl prediction                    Please see Tarby, Page 5
4 / Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2 0 0 6

    Richard K. Keene
      Vice President:
     John McIntyre
                                                                                                                                             Quick quip. . .
     Executive Editor:
      David Tyler1
     Managing Editor:                                                                “Nonviolence is about not being dominated in spirit.”
      Daniel Lovell                                                                                    – SU Assistant Professor of Religion Marcia Robinson
       Sarah Bates                                                                                                                         on MLK’s message

 EDITORIAL                                                      OUTBURSTS! BY JIM BRENNEMAN
          Time for talk is
    The public comment period for input regard-
 ing the state Board of Elections’ draft regula-
 tions for voting machine certification ended Jan.
 23. The regulations will dictate which machines
 may be submitted for certification and how.
    Problems with direct recording (touch-screen)
 devices have been reported in major newspapers
 across the country. There have been innumerable
 equipment failures and reports of erroneous
 recording of votes, yet it appears our local
 officials are being drawn to touch screen technol-
 ogy. With the mounting failures being reported
 nationally, this is unacceptable.
    Some changes sought by voting machine
 activists include requiring each vendor to
 submit all of its systems at the same time and
 putting the equipment to a comprehensive public
 test. Professional hacker tests, a hand-to-eye
 count (in lieu of a computerized count) and mock
 elections are some of the other means activists
 suggest to ensure the integrity of voting ma-
    The time to work out bugs in any system is
 before it is implemented and while the incentive               N THE MAIL
 of a future sale is riding upon its reliable opera-
 tion. Expert after expert has expressed voter                                                             done to support and care for one              Neighborhood Watch is an organi-
 turnout will be negatively impacted if the public
                                                                Better neighborhoods                       another as they have built and the        zation of neighbors who regularly
 is wary of the voting equipment selected.                      To the editor:                             maintained a good quality of life in      come together to not only assist local
    In addition to being temperamental and of                       What makes a neighborhood with a       their neighborhoods. In the past          police by reporting crime but its
 questionable security, touch screen computers                  good quality of life? It starts with       when a new family moved to a              members also work with neighbors
 are sensitive to temperature and humidity                      individuals and families who really        home on a street, neighbors               and other city departments to im-
                                                                care about their neighborhood and the      welcomed them with food and               prove the quality of life for residents
 levels, meaning they would come with the addi-
                                                                people who live there. Neighborly          friendship. While this is more            of their neighborhood. Watch mem-
 tional problem of finding them environmentally
                                                                residents look out for each other’s        difficult to do today, it still can be    bers share information and experi-
 friendly homes for when they aren’t in use,
                                                                safety even as they communicate with       accomplished with some extra              ences with one another as they find
 which could mean finding a fairly shock-proof                  their neighbors. Good neighbors want       efforts, and it can result in neigh-      solutions to neighborhood problems
 way to transport them.                                         to live on reasonably quiet streets that   bors who know and appreciate              and build a stronger quality of life for
    The U.S. Department of Justice has written to               are free of eyesores or street trash.      their new neighbors. In past days,        their neighborhood.
 the state Attorney General’s office about New                  They want well-maintained roadways         younger neighbors cared for some              When Watch group members meet
 York’s failure to comply with the Help America                 and safe clean parks. They want local      of their more senior neighbors in         neighbors who need help from inside
 Vote Act in not choosing and implementing new                  traffic to be under control and not        special ways such as regular visits       or outside their neighborhoods, they
 voting machines by the deadline. The state now                 excessively loud. In other words, most     to check on them, to mow their            refer them to the best contacts. For
 is in a position to be sued and lose federal fund-             residents of area neighborhoods want       lawns or to shovel their sidewalks.       example, when an area house be-
 ing to help pay for the new machines if it does                their neighborhoods to have a good         While most families today have            comes run-down or an empty eyesore
 not replace existing lever machines soon. Hope-                quality of life.                           limited free time, it is still possible   they can call Syracuse code enforce-
 fully, this will not lead elections officials to a                 Down through the years, there are      to be a neighborhood resource for
 quick decision that will reap even quicker                     many things caring neighbors have          your needy neighbors.                              Please see Letter, Page 4
    With any luck, those in charge of overseeing
 the implementation of HAVA will respond to the
 concerns expressed and revise the regulations. It                 The War Against Black History Month:
 could restore faith in the democratic process…
 Then we can move forward with the task of
 choosing the most secure and accessible new                              Pop culture vs. history
 voting machines available.                                        There’s a conflict brewing over the                                               ment, given the racial climate in
                                                                existence and continuation of Black
                                                                History Month. What we now call
                                                                                                                            Ken                      America.
                                                                                                                                                        Barney fur-color-inspired pop icon
                                                                Black History Month originated in                            Jackson                 Prince sings in “Dear Mr. Man,”
                                                                1926 by Carter Godwin Woodson as                                                     “Ain’t no sense in voting, same song
                                                                Negro History Week. The month of                                 Urban               with a different name. It’s not the
                                                                February was selected in honor of                                                    back of the bus but it sure feels just
                                                                Frederick Douglass and Abraham
                                                                                                                                 CNY                 the same,” a great tribute to those
                                                                Lincoln, who were both born in that                                                  who died registering to vote so he can
                                                                                                                                                     expose his bare buttocks on national
                         POLICY                                    Time acts as an eraser, removing        Academy Award-winning actor               television.
                                                                some of the toughest historic stains       Morgan Freeman called the                    A martyred Kanye: “Bush don’t
      The City Eagle welcomes letters to the editor. All        from our minds. I remember what an         concept of relegating a month to          like black people.” West on the cover
                                                                18-year-old said of the Montgomery,        black history “ridiculous.” As I          of Rolling Stone magazine posing as
   letters must bear a daytime telephone number, for veri-      Ala., bus boycott: “Well, they should      recall, Mr. Freeman’s crowning            Jesus, complete with a crown of
   fication purposes only. Letters should be legible and no     have gotten together to buy the buses.”    motion picture achievement was            thorns. Stressed, Kanye West? Try
   more than 300 words long.                                    Those who don’t know history didn’t        “Driving Miss Daisy” all over             getting lynched for leading a voter
      Eagle Newspapers reserves the right to edit all letters   know that for a while the NAACP was        Alabama.                                  registration drive in Mississippi!
                                                                outlawed by the state of Alabama.             Woodson’s intent wasn’t perma-            Last year, Pope John Paul II died
   for content and grammar. Letters must deal with public
                                                                   American history has been pack-         nency. He recognized the fact that        and Michael Jackson was acquitted
   issues and must not be libelous or violate anyone’s pri-     aged like processed food; what was         black history was being lost, stolen      after a lengthy trial. Mass media
   vacy.                                                        once a carefully baked apple turnover      and forgotten and hoped the week          covered both funeral and trial. Even
      Send letters to the City Eagle, 5910 Firestone Drive,     is now a Pop Tart, like a historic         could one day be eliminated —             in death, John Paul looked more alive
   Syracuse, N.Y. 13206, fax to 434-8883 or e-mail to           Britney Spears.                            when black history would become           than poor Michael. The deposed King
                                                                   Even our celebrities have made          fundamental to American history.          of Pop has gone to extremes, erasing                                            statements against Black History           In 1926, a week dedicated to “Negro
                                                                Month. In a “60 Minutes” interview,        History” was quite an accomplish-                Please see Jackson, Page 5
                                                                                  Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2006/5

BONUS OUTBURSTS!                        BY JIM BRENNEMAN

Continued from page 4
                                      borhoods. Its members are good
ment or to report cases of unli-      neighbors who care about their
censed or lose dogs they can call     neighborhood and teach others to
city dog control.                     care.
   Neighborhood Watch Groups                        ROBERT OBERST
are about maintaining or improv-                          SYRACUSE
ing the quality of life in all neigh-

Continued from page 4                 when a full-page advertisement
his black features.                   has prominent figures from the
   Perhaps as we mover further        Civil Rights Era selling products
and further away from the Civil       like George and Abe.
Rights Era in American history           Imagine instead of a dour
we can become like everyone else,     black-and-white “We Shall
reducing holidays to economic-        Overcome” sign, the world’s
based rituals. America’s historic     largest retailer, Wal-Mart, would
figures have become bait for a        pay for the rights and we’ll see
sale. You’ll see it soon as George    We Shall Overcome High Prices
Washington and Abraham                with a bright smiley-face… now
Lincoln begin selling cars, bed       that’s progress.
sheets and financial services.           Happy Black History Month.
   Maybe the true measure of             Ken Jackson is editor and publisher of
“We Have Overcome” is the day         Urban CNY and a Syracuse resident.

Continued from page 3                 the Syracuse SkyChiefs.
at Le Moyne Manor, 629 Old               The FabCats return downtown
Liverpool Road, in Liverpool,         from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday Feb 19 ,
from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday Feb. 3.   performing for a Winterfest bash
Admission normally costs $5,          in Clinton Square.
and food is available for pur-           And they’ll get back to the
chase; 457-3000.                      legendary Shifty’s Tavern, 1401
   The ‘Cats will also start a        Burnet Ave. — now under new
recording project this weekend,       ownership — from 8 p.m. to
and what better recording outfit      midnight Thursday Feb. 23.
than the aptly named Subcat           Admission is always free at
Studio in Skaneateles? The band       Shifty’s, and don’t worry, the new
begins its Subcat experience on       owners have decided to keep Bill
Saturday Feb. 4, to work on a         Scheutzow — he of grand
debut CD. The disc will be a blend    tonsorial splendor — booking the
of originals and covers, Frenay       bands and manning the door; 474-
said, both British and American.      0048.
   Notable will be a FabCats re-
working of the 1980 Tearjerkers’      A word to the wise
single, “Syracuse Summer,” a             Cape Breton fiddler Kimberley
Beach Boys-styled homage to           Fraser will peform on two Satur-
Central New York written by           days in a row at Kitty Hoyne’s
Frenay, and a new version of          Irish Pub & Restaurant, 301 W.
Dave Novak’s “Gotta Find              Fayette St., downtown.
Someone,” originally released as         Fraser will display the distinc-
a single in 1968 by the band          tive full-bow style of Canadian fid-
Novak then played for, The            dling of which she is a master,
Nightcaps. Both songs are             from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday Feb. 11
featured on Ron Wray’s defini-        and 18. She’ll be accompanied by
tive “History of Syracuse Music”      the Syracuse Irish Sessions’ in-
series of LPs.                        trepid rhythm guitarist Harvey
   By the way, former WOLF DJ         Nusbaum.
Ron Wray, aka Ron Gersbacher,            Admission will be free; 424-1974.
also serves as the historian for
6 / Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2 0 0 6

Changing the face of nutrition in school
                                                                                                      Crouse Hospital teams up with
                                                                                                      Hughes Elementary in health initiative
       BY SARAH BATES             ery day” and “think happy         welcome staff and administrative      Leesa Nunno, Crouse’s busi-           Hughes for 19 years.
                                  thoughts” lined the walls of      members from Crouse Hospital— ness development manager, said                   Beginning in September 2006,
  Plastic-covered signs detailing Hughes Elementary School last     their partners in a new health and that although the hospital               every school in New York still be
healthy habits like “exercise ev- Thursday. The school was set to   fitness program.                   partnered with the school four           required to implement a wellness
                                                                                                       years ago to help with health is-        plan. The health and wellness
                                                                                                       sues, the new health initiative has      policy approved last year will fo-
                                                                                                       only been in development for the         cus on making health education,
                                                                                                       past year.                               environmental awareness and
                                                                                                          “We’ve already made some              physical activity priorities in the
                                                                                                       changes,” said Nunno. “The kids          classroom.
                                                                                                       had their weight and BMIs done.             Kathleen McCloskey, the Syra-
                                                                                                       The student-run store has changed        cuse Schools field coordinator for
                                                                                                       what they sell. They switched            health, physical education and
                                                                                                       CapriSun for 100 percent fruit           athletics, was present at the
                                                                                                       juice, pizza for Lean Pockets,           Hughes health rally on Thursday.
                                                                                                       candy bars for Nutri-grain bars,            “The primary reason the policy
                                                                                                       and so on.”                              was passed was obesity. Now ev-
                                                                                                          In addition to better food            eryone in the state will have to
                                                                                                       choices in the student store—the         follow a strategic plan by Septem-
                                                                                                       school cafeteria has yet to provide      ber 2006. The fact that Hughes is
                                                                                                       healthier choices—the students           starting now simply means
                                                                                                       will get more exercise.                  they’re ahead of the game,” said
                                                                                                          “Teachers can volunteer 15            McCloskey.
                                                                                                       minutes of their lunch time to              Hughes principal Brian
                                                                                                       walk with children around the            Pulvino said the partnership be-
                                                                                                       school building. The kids love it.       tween the school and Crouse has
                                                                                                       We require them to sit too long          made the transition easier.
                                                                                                       anyway,” said Nancy Herendeen,
                                                                                                                                                     Please see ‘Nutrition,’ Page 16
                                                                                                       an art teacher who has taught at

                                                                                                        Midnight screams
                                                                                                                 BY RUSS TARBY                  and the midnight-movie culture
                                                                                                                                                long gone but not forgotten.”
                                                                                                           “Think we’re alone? Think               Unlike many contemporary B-
                                                                                                        again.”                                 movies, “Children of the Sky” fea-
                                                                                                           So reads the promotional             tures crisp editing and a logical,
                                                                                                        packet for “Children of the Sky,” a     flowing storyline delivered in a
                                                                                                        new film by Liverpool-based             pace slow enough to allow the
                                                                                                        moviemaker Jeff Forsyth, who            story to unfold yet rapid enough
                                                                                                        wrote, produced and directed the        to hold audience interest.
                                                                                                        suspenseful sci-fi thriller about          Video Crypt called it an “im-
                                                                                                        alien abductions.                       pressive” movie, and dubbed
                                                                                                           “Children of the Sky” will be        Forsyth “a talent to be reckoned
                                                                                                        shown at 11:30 p.m. Saturday Feb.       with.” MicroFilm called it “an am-
                                                                                                        4, as the first in a series of “Mid-    bitious, well-made science-fiction
                                                                                                        night Screams” screenings at the        thriller.”
                                                                                                        Palace Theater, 2384 James St., in
                                                                                                        the Eastwood section of Syracuse.       Impressive effects
                                                                                                        Tickets cost $5 per person; 463-           Even so, the real star on “Chil-
                                                                                                        9240.                                   dren of the Sky” is its special ef-
                                                                                                           The “Midnight Screams” se-           fects.
                                                                                                        ries is sponsored by The B-Movie           The opening scene’s a stunner.
                                                                                                        Festival, which will also show             Set in Upstate New York in Sep-
                                                                                                        Forsyth’s movie during its sev-         tember 1974, a young boy plays
                                                                                                        enth annual film fest, March 3          with action figures in his back-
                                                                                                        through 5.                              yard, when suddenly a flying sau-
                                                                                                                                                cer as big as a city block hovers
                                                                                                        Drive-in memories                       overhead. Later a semi-truck hur-
                                                                                                           “Once or twice a month, the fes-     tling down the highway suddenly
                                                                                                        tival will run a mix of cult classics   metamorphosizes into a flying
                                                                                                        and newer unknowns, including           saucer.
                                                                                                        locally made work,” said B-Movie           “Visual and special effects are
                                                                                                        fest founder Ron Bonk, who also         pretty much my department,” said
                                                                                                        lives in Liverpool, where he oper-      Forsyth, who admires the work of
                                                                                                        ates Sub Rosa Cinema, LLC.              directors Steven Spielberg and
                                                                                                        “These films will have audiences        Ridley Scott. “I do all the computer
                                                                                                        recalling memories of drive-ins             Please see, “Sci-fi,” Page 10
                                                                           Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2006/7

School stats . . .
About 45 percent of all New York students attend one of
the five largest school districts, including Syracuse.

                                   ‘Children of the Sky,” a sci-fi movie
                                   by a local director, screens Saturday
8 / Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2 0 0 6

ESF professor shares concerns over water pollution
 Continued from page 1                 that,” said Manno.                     comes from or where the water
                                          According to him, the great         they dump down the drain goes,”
across the water, you might have       improvements in the last 30 years      said Manno.
imagined the waves stretched out       have been outweighed by the de-
infinitely. The Great Lakes hold       structive actions of the last few      Taking back Onondaga
about 20 percent of the earth’s        centuries. The environmental           Lake
fresh surface water.                   habitat of the lakes has been per-        For years Onondaga Lake has
    “They are one of the great won-    manently altered and since it’s        been listed as the most polluted
ders of the world, but few people      unstable, future challenges are dif-   lakes in the country by the EPA.
realize that and are responsible       ficult to predict.                     Local residents and concerned
for it,” said Manno.                      “The next environmental cri-        citizens have rallied to promote
    Federal and state laws and regu-   sis is always just around the cor-     environmental policy changes.
lations now limit contamination        ner,” said Manno.                      Manno said these changes have
of waterways by industrial plants         The most pressing matter at         worked.
and nearby communities, but en-        hand is the need to identify new          “It’s getting better and better
vironmental safeguards have been       hazardous chemicals.                   for Onondaga Lake,” he said. “We
a too-recent development in a his-        “Although we’ve had a great         still have a long way to go and it
tory wrought with irresponsible        deal of success reducing identified    will be a significant step when we
treatment. Manno said the lakes’       chemicals, nothing is being done       accept what happened to the lake,
ill-treatment began over 200 years     to find new ones like fire retar-      but it’s getting better.”
ago.                                   dants and household variations,”          Manno said the lake’s role in
    “Overfishing came first. The       he said.                               American history makes its
top level (big fish) were wiped out,      Manno said that every year sev-     clean-up particularly vital.
so there was a huge explosion of       eral thousands of new chemicals           “Onondaga Lake is a tremen-                                                       Many do not have what we take
                                                                                                                                                                    Many do not have what we take
smaller fish the top fish would’ve     are introduced into everyday           dous challenge and a great respon-                                                   for granted.. About a quarter of
                                                                                                                                                                    for granted.
eaten,” said Manno.                    household use. The environmen-         sibility. It’s something we have a                                                   the world’s population has no
                                                                                                                                                                    the world’s population has no
    Because of the decline in num-     tal impact of many of these chemi-     great stake in,” he said.                                                            access or limited access to a
                                                                                                                                                                    access or limited access to a
bers of larger fish, the uneaten       cals is not well-understood. Al-          The lake clean-up effort has                                                      clean water supply.
                                                                                                                                                                    clean water supply.
bodies of smaller fish and over-       though government environmen-          been in place for over two decades
grown algae filled the Lakes. The      tal protection agencies such as the    now. However, there is still some                                                                    CHUCK WAINWRIGHT

problem reached its peak in the        EPA investigate all chemical           controversy concerning the final          “The issue is whether to treat it     infrastructure for the world to
1960s and 1970s. In 1978, when the     dumping, if average Americans          decontamination process. Manno         or get rid of it. If we get rid of it,   have basic clean drinking water
United States and Canada signed        were to take responsibility for        explained that there are two areas     where do we put it? If we move it,       and sanitation,” said Manno.
the Great Lakes Water Quality          their own chemical use, the ben-       in dispute: how to clear out the old   we might release a lot of toxic mate-       Billions of dollars may sound
Agreement, conditions began to         efits would be enormous.               waste bed, which are filled with       rial into the water. If we cover it up   like a hefty amount, but consider
improve.                                  “We now live in a society where     organic pollutants, and what           with more sediment, how many lay-        how much is spent on perfume or
    “There was a tremendous im-        people are so distant from the         should be done with the thousands      ers are needed?” said Manno.             cable television every year. Cen-
provement in the Great Lakes, but      world they live in that no one         of pounds of toxic mercury lying          Determining what action               tral New Yorkers who care for
we’ve been somewhat fooled by          knows where the water they use         beneath the bottom of the lake.        taken today will result in the saf-      their neighborhood lakes and riv-
                                                                                                                     est water tomorrow is a result           ers are caring for the global envi-
                                                                                                                     Manno and his fellow scientists          ronment.
                                                                                                                     have yet to agree upon.                     “The rivers and lakes are like
                                                                                                                                                              the bloodstream of the planet. If
                                                                                                                     Water of the world                       we keep the streams and rivers
                                                                                                                        Future generations will have to       clean, we keep the body of the earth
                                                                                                                     drink, bathe in and cook with the        clean and healthy and, by exten-
                                                                                                                     water we either pollute or clean         sion, ourselves,” said Manno.
                                                                                                                     during our lifetime. While the av-          Jack Manno’s lecture, “Water:
                                                                                                                     erage American has easy access to        Advocacy, Science and Blessings,”
                                                                                                                     a safe water source, many of the         will take place at the Westcott
                                                                                                                     world’s citizens do not.                 Community Center on Thursday,
                                                                                                                        “About 25 percent of the world’s      Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. To learn more
                                                                                                                     population has no access to clean        about the restoration of
                                                                                                                     water. It would cost about 25 bil-       Onondaga          Lake,        visit
                                                                                                                     lion dollars a year to provide an
                                                                                                                                         Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2006/9

Pieces of Africa in Syracuse
             Zambian artwork showcased in downtown gallery
        BY SARAH BATES               Banana-Leaf Art and each picture               “The kids usually look through
                                     is made almost entirely of dry ba-          the materials until they find the
   Wes Mwamlima grew up in a nana leaves. McLeod first heard of                  colors they need,” said
small village in Zambia. Now he the work when she visited the New                Mwamlima. “It’s like a jigsaw
lives in the United States, but he York State Fair a few years ago.              puzzle, only you make your own
travels back to Zambia once a year      “It’s great to have something to         pieces.”
to visit friends and collect art- attract people to the store because               The pictures are extremely
work.                                it’s so different. I have a list of         light and detailed. Some depict
   Mwamlima brings the artwork people waiting to buy some,” she                  domestic scenes where human fig-
back to the U.S. to                                   said.                      ures are cooking or hoeing, while
sell it and fund the                                     McLeod said she         others show elegant giraffes and                                                                             SARAH BATES

education of the “I would never have would even like to                          stocky elephants standing or run-     African village life is captured in pictures made by school children in Zambia. As
artists: poor teen-                                   own a few pieces.          ning. Fiber threads are used to sew   banana leaves dry out, they turn shades of light and dark brown and can be easily
agers.                  opened up my shop                                        the leaves together. The time re-     sewn together. All profits earned in sales fund the artists’ educations.
   Many pieces                                                                   quired to complete a picture de-      dren are currently involved in the           His long-term goal is to see at
have made their
                       if not for the African The artists is
                                                         The work                pends on the age of the child, the    program. Although the profits             least one of the teenagers attend a
way to the art gal-        art. I’m only the made by young Af-                   size of the picture and the intri-    from the art sales are crucial in         college or university. He said that
lery It’s Art in                                      rican artists, rang-       cacy of the work.                     continuing the children’s educa-          he has high hopes for all of them.
downtown Syra- third person in the ing in age from 11                               “As they practice and enjoy it     tion in African schools, perhaps             “When I’m old, I want to think
cuse. The gallery is      country to carry to 17 years old.                      more, they get faster,” said          the most valuable part of the pro-        about how one of them went to
owned by Debbie                                       Mwamlima said              Mwamlima.                             gram is allowing pairs of children        college. That’s my dream,” he said.
McLeod, who con-           works by these the teenagers cre-                                                           to visit the U.S. for short periods          The young artists have many
siders the African              artists.”             ate the intricate          Returning home                        of time.                                  obstacles to overcome. Besides
collection to be the                                  pictures after they           Mwamlina is the driving force          “In Zambia, nobody ever comes         poverty, they are faced with un-
shining jewel of              Debbie McLeod return home from                     behind the Banana-Leaf Art pro-       by and says, ‘You’re doing a good         stable family situations. Since the
her store.                                            school,      using         gram. He decided to start the pro-    job.’ Here, there are words of en-        AIDS epidemic is still ravaging
   “I would never have opened up items they find in their back-                  gram when he was considering          couragement. These kids realize           the population, most African chil-
my shop if not for the African art,” yards. Although the main ingre-             possible topics for his graduate      their potential,” said Mwamlima.          dren are now being raised by their
she said. “I’m only the third per- dients are banana leaves, other               studies in northern Virginia.             Mwamlima’s program exposes            grandparents or other relatives.
son in the country to carry works natural materials such as corn                    “I was working on third-world      the teenagers to a positive, encour-      Mwamlima hopes the art pro-
by these artists.”                   husks and castor oil seeds are              economic issues and wanted to do      aging environment and allows              gram will give the children some
   The artwork goes by the name sometimes used.                                  something. I wanted to do some-       them to return home ahead both            stability and present them with
                                                                                 thing about real African issues,”     financially and educationally.            more opportunities to succeed.
                                                                                 said Mwamlima.                                                                     “It has become something be-
                                                                                    So he started a grassroots ef-     The program’s future                      yond me now. I only wanted to help
                                                                                 fort to provide funding for school       The next step for Mwamlima is          more, but I never really thought
                                                                                 children in his home village in       to establish a non-profit status so       very much would change. Now, it
                                                                                 Zambia. He thought the banana-        more aid will be available to him.        has changed my life. I am the one
                                                                                 leaf activities could do more than    He said one of his biggest hurdles        changed,” said Mwamlima.
                                                                                 keep the children occupied after      has been raising money for air-              To learn more about Banana-
                                                                                 school.                               line tickets.                             Leaf Art, visit
                                                                                    “Most Africans doesn’t know           “Last time I wanted to bring           Debbie McLeod’s art gallery is lo-
                                                                                 the meaning of the word ‘loan’ or     three kids over, but I could only         cated at the Regional Market
                                                                                 realize their potential,” he said.    afford to charge two tickets on my        Commons at 2100 Park St.
                                                                                    Mwamlima said about 15 chil-       credit card,” said Mwamlima.

                                                                   SARAH BATES
Debbie McLeod opened her art gallery It’s Art in the Regional Market Commons
three months ago. She hopes to open a stand at the farmer’s market during the
summer so she can show the Banana-Leaf Art to more Central New Yorkers.
1 0 / Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2 0 0 6


                  Leprechauns Only!
                    BY SARAH BATES                             because families with young children love it.
                                                                   “I sit at the front of the store and families want
   Our pen toss this week led us straight to the door of       to know about the leprechaun door and so I tell
the land of the little people. Coleman’s Irish Pub is the      them, ‘After lunch go to the Guiness Room upstairs
only place in town considerate enough to have an en-           and look on the table. Maybe they will leave some
trance just big enough for a leprechaun. The pint-sized        candy for you.’ The kids have more fun that way,”
door isn’t the only fixture in the pub that has been           he said.
shrunk; there’s also the taxi-bench right inside the               Coleman wants young patrons to remember their
door and a table and chairs in the Guinness Room               experiences at the pub after they’ve grown up. He
                                upstairs.                      thinks the leprechaun door and the Irish folklore will
                                    Pete Coleman, the          make a lasting impression on children and their fond
  For Point of interest, City   pub’s owner, explained         memories will bring them back years later—maybe
  Eagle editor Sarah Bates      the path the wee visitors      with children of their own.
  and photographer Chuck        usually travel after they          “We blow their mind with the leprechaun entrance
  Wainwright throw a pen        enter through the door.        because it’s so mythical. We make all these stories up.
  at a map of the city of       Coleman took over the          Whether they’re true or not, they’re very colorful,” said
  Syracuse and then head        restaurant over 24 years       Coleman.
  out to the spot where the     ago. His father opened it          The leprechaun door quickly gathered city-wide
  pen made its mark to          on April 4, 1933.              fame last year when an intoxicated pub patron kicked
                                    “The little people go by   it, breaking the tiny wooden boards and shattering the
  look for a story. This
                                the taxi bench, then up        stained glass. The door has since been replaced by a
  week, the pen made its
                                the stairs and around un-      temporary stand-in, while a more sturdy one is de-
  mark on Tipperary Hill.       til they stop at the table     signed.
                                in front of the fire,” said        “It would have been better to have kicked the pope
                                Coleman.                       in the ass than to have kicked in that door,” said
   As it is, an unfinished miniature fireplace leans           Coleman. “Within 24 hours, we had a new one in. But
against the wall next to a full-sized one. Coleman said        even months later, that’s all people talk about around
once the small one is completed, the leprechauns can           here.”
sit next to a fireplace that’s more suitable for them.             Families and leprechaun-watchers can view the
   Stories of Irish folklore and myths are kept alive          door, check for candy and enjoy great pub food during
inside the walls of the Central New York pub thanks to         normal Coleman’s Irish Pub hours, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Coleman. He said he loves to talk about leprechauns            Monday through Sunday.
                                                                                                                                                CHUCK WAINWRIGHT

                                                                                                                           Continued from page 6
                                                                                                                           and digital-effects work myself. As
                                                                                                                           far as makeup and other props
                                                                                                                           that would be Jim Wallon. What
                                                                                                                           he’s done with what we have to
                                                                                                                           work with has been great.”
                                                                                                                           Team effort
                                                                                                                              The fledgling director credits
                                                                                                                           two longtime collaborators for
                                                                                                                           their tireless assistance, camera-
                                                                                                                           man and photographer Tom
                                                                                                                           Henderson and gaffer Tim
                                                                                                                              Forsyth shot “Children of the
                                                                                                                           Sky” with Panasonic’s AG 455 S
                                                                                                                           VHS, “producing somewhere be-
                                                                                                                           tween fair and dismal long-term
                                                                                                                           results,” he said. He edits, along
                                                                                                                           with co-editor Glenn Goodwin, on
                                                                                                                           a Pentium III 1 ghz computer with
                                                                                                                           Miro’s DC30-plus capture card.
                                                                                                                              Although he excels in the pro-
                                                                                                                           duction process, Forsyth also en-
                                                                                                                           joys acting. He starred in a movie
                                                                                                                           called “Gut-Pile,” and said he’d like
                                                                                                                           to do more acting in the future.
                                                                              Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2006/11

The spirit lives on
      BY ELYSE ANDREWS                 puter. His father told him he had
                                       lived for civil rights and was as-
   Martin Luther King Jr.’s            sassinated.
legacy of nonviolence was honored         “I was learning about MLK
Thursday, Jan. 26, by a program at     through the eyes of Malcolm X,”
Westcott Community Center              Webb said. He felt MLK was weak
sponsored by the Syracuse Peace        because of his nonviolence stand-
Council.                               point. Then he read the “Letter
   The presenters spoke about          from Birmingham Jail” in a class
MLK’s anti-war perspectives, ac-       and realized that MLK was also
tive policy of nonviolence and his     fighting and struggling, just
critique of economic inequality to     through nonviolence.
an audience of about 35 people.           “I understood the courageous-
   Winston Grady-Willis, assis-        ness that that took, trying so des-
tant professor in the SU depart-       perately to change the conditions
ment of African American stud-         that he saw in this country,” Webb
ies, focused on three important        said. “Dr. King was sincerely for
points in MLK’s movement that          justice.”
are often overlooked, the 1960            Webb ended his talk with a
Atlanta sit-ins, the 1966 march        poem he wrote about his struggle
across the state of Mississippi        to understand MLK and his legacy.
and the 1968 Poor People’s cam-           Marcia Robinson, an assistant
paign. He spoke of the “petty          professor of religion, talked about
apartheid” blacks suffered in the      the connection between the aboli-
south before the civil rights          tionists’ message and MLK’s mes-
movement as the most “degrad-          sage.
ing form of discrimination.”              “His religious ideas are very
   “Behind the scenes there was a      much consistent with his radical-
call for black power,” Grady-Willis    ism,” Robinson said. “What looks
said. “He helped allow for a space     like weakness on one end is actu-
to move forward. There was an ef-      ally power on the other. Nonvio-
fort to strive for coalition build-    lence is about not being domi-
ing and consensus so the struggle      nated in spirit.”
can move forward.”                        The community members in
   A graduate fellow in the depart-    attendance were invited to ask
ment of African American stud-         questions or make comments at
ies, Robert (Sundiata) Webb, told      the end of the talk.
the audience about his evolving           One attendee commented that
experience and view of MLK. At         the holiday makes people believe
the age of 14 Webb had seen and        that racism has ended, but it
heard part of the “I Have a Dream”     hasn’t. Others in attendance nod-
speech on his father’s IBM com-        ded in agreement.

Interim zoo director
Continued from page 1                  foot-deep swimming pool. Other
facilities for the birth of a baby     elephants trying to rescue Kedar
elephant, which is due this spring.    accidentally pushed him toward
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo was           the deep-end.
recently fined more than $10,000          “Baby elephants are ordinarily
by the federal government for last     very good swimmers. It wasn’t the
year’s death of a baby elephant.       pool that really killed the ani-
However, the zoo wants to spend        mal—it was an over-anxious sib-
the money to renovate the el-          ling. It was just unfortunate,” said
ephant yard.                           Doyle.
   “We’re taking a look at it and         He said many zoos across the
having a company do a cost esti-       country have pools similar to the
mate for modifications,” said          one at the Gifford Zoo. The special
Doyle. “We want to make sure it        baby elephant facility is being con-
will be reasonable to build it.”       sidered as a precaution.
   Last fall, the USDA Animal and         “We need to look at the short
Plant Health Inspection Service        term and long term of it. If it will
cited the zoo after an investiga-      cost a huge amount of money for
tion into the death of a 4-day-old     something we only need a short
elephant named Kedar. The el-          time, that wouldn’t be very rea-
ephant died after he fell into an 8-   sonable,” said Doyle.
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 Feb. 2 to 8, 2006
                             NIGHT LIFE                                                                        

                                                     Serials, Super Bowl, special guests at The
                                                   Palace will prime audiences for B-Movie Fest
                                                                                              after and watch The Super Bowl on the big-
                                                              BY RUSS TARBY
                                                                                              gest screen in Central New York,” Bonk
                                                     Radioactive giant dinosaurs stand           Admission to the Feb. 5 film plus Super
                                                 poised to invade Eastwood.                   Bowl party costs $10.
                                                     The B-Movie Film Festival starts prim-
                                                 ing local audiences for its seventh annual Horror hosts Feb. 18
                                                 salute to cinematic mediocrity with a varied    The following Sunday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m.,
                                                 series of screenings this month at the newly following a “Dick Tracy” serial at 11 a.m.,
                                                 restored Palace Theater.                     the Palace will screen the restored, uncut,
                                                     The 2006 B-Movie Fest is scheduled for “Raymond Burr-less” original 35mm ver-
                                                 March 3 through 5, but you don’t have to sion of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”
                                                 wait until then to start celebrating low-       As a bonus that day, the B-Movie Film
                                                 grade films.                                 Fest will honor past horror/B-movie hosts
                                                                                              of Central New York. Scheduled to appear at
                                                 Breakfast Serials                            noon are Alan Milair, who portrayed Dr. E.
                                                     Remember serials?                        Nick Witty on WSYR-TV’s “Monster Movie
                                                     The B-Movie Film Festival sure does, Matinee,” and Tim Mahar, who hosted
                                                 and it’s reviving the old movie-going tradi- “Freaky Flicks & Food” for several years on
                                                 tion with Breakfast Serials, with “Flash WTVH-TV along with his sidekick, David
                                                 Gordon” starring Buster Crabbe debuting Fatta. Mike Price, who in the 1960s hosted
                                                 at 11 a.m. Saturday Feb. 4, at the Palace horror films as Baron Daemon on WIXT-
                                                 Theater, 2384 James St., in the Eastwood TV, has also been invited.
                                                 section of Syracuse. Admission costs $3.50;     At about 12:45 p.m., the B-Movie Film
                                                 463-9240.                                    Festival will present those hallowed horror
                                                     “Audience members will be able to in- hosts with an award for bringing this off-
                                                 troduce their families to these fun-filled beat movie culture to local airwaves.
                                                 adventures and characters up on the big         The “Godzilla” event is part of Bonk’s
                                                 screen,” said B-Movie Fest founder Ron build up to the 2006 B-Movie Film Festival
                                                 Bonk. “The serials will unfold just as as March 3-5.
                                                 they did in the good ol’ days, in a classy,     “We’ll be showcasing several giant-mon-

                                                 comfortable, safe environment perfect for ster movies at this year’s fest,” Bonk prom-
                                                 all ages.”
                                                     Saturday’s “Flash Gordon” serials will

                                                 precede a B-Monster Movie Matinee at 1:30 ‘Black Belt Jones’
                                                 p.m. featuring “Godzilla vs. The Smog
                                                                                                 Feb. 18’s Midnight Screams feature will
                                                                                              be what Bonk considers one of the finest

           film                                      At 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Midnight 1970s “Blacksploitation” movies ever made,
                                                 Screams premier with the sci-fi thriller, “Black Belt Jones,” being screened in honor
                                                 “Children of the Sky,” which was produced of Black History Month. In the movie, Jim
                                                 right here in Syracuse by director Jeff Kelly (“Enter the Dragon”) stars as a mar-
                                                 Forsyth. Midnight Screams admission tial-arts expert who saves a Los Angeles
                                                 costs $5.                                    self-defense academy from a gang of violent
                                                     On Sunday Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m., “King mobsters. Tickets cost $5.
                                                 Kong vs. Godzilla” will be screened             For B-Movie Festival info, call 652-3868,
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                                                                             Nightclub dates
Listed chronologically:                           Open Jazz Jam Session. Every Fri                 The Syracuse Irish Session. Sun 4-                J.T. Hall Consort Trio. Every Wed 6-
                                               9pm-midnight. Young and old improvisors          7pm. Jigs and reels performed by a plethora       9pm. The local flugelhornist leads a small
Thursday                                       jam with a dynamic young rhythm sec-             of acoustic musicians the first Sunday of         group performing jazz for diners at the
   Augie & Dominick. Every Thurs 6:30-         tion. The Coffee Pavilion, 133 E. Water St.      every month at The Half Penny Pub, 321 W.         Cazenovia Grill, 37 Albany St., Cazenovia.
10pm. Italian tunes on voice and accordion     in Hanover Square, Syracuse. 422-4040.           Fayette St., between Franklin and West sts.       Free. 655-8586.
accompanied by a delicious Mediterranean          Emerald City. Fri 9:30pm. Classic rock.       Free. 478-3091.                                      Live jazz. Every Wed 6-10pm. Impro-
buffet. Le Moyne Manor, 629 Old Liverpool      Hooligans Bar & Grille, Rte57, north of the         Open Blues Jam. Every Sun 9pm.                 vised music at Syracuse Suds Factory, cor-
Road, Liverpool. 469-0909.                     Thruway, Liverpool. 453-2233.                    Rooter’s Tavern, Valley Plaza, 4141 S.            ner of South Clinton and Walton streets,
   Dan Elliott. Thurs 7-10pm. Songs of            Chris Lizzi Band. Fri 9:30pm. Origi-          Salina St., Syracuse. Free.                       Armory Square, Syracuse. Free. 471-AALE.
Sinatra, Bennett, etc; Daniella’s              nal rock combo from Camillus. Pooch’s               Live jazz. Sun 9:30pm-1am. Awful Al’s             The Rhythm-Airs. Every Wed 7-9pm.
Steakhouse, Best Western, 670 State Fair       Sports Bar & Grill, 1627 Milton Ave., one        Whiskey & Cigar Bar, 321 S. Clinton St.,          A swingin’ 17-piece big band plays stan-
Blvd., Geddes. 471-9874.                       block from Solvay Bank, downtown Solvay.         Syracuse. Free. 472-4427.                         dards from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s for danc-
   Bruce Tetley. Every Thurs 7:30-             487-9780.                                                                                          ers and diners. Le Moyne Manor, 629 Old
10:30pm. Versatile guitar picker plays clas-      Rhythm Method. Fri 9:30pm-1:30am.             Monday                                            Liverpool Road, Liverpool. $5/admission,
sic rock, blues and originals for “Ladies      Sassy singer Jody Burnash and the boys              Open Poetry Reading. Mon 8:30pm.               $12.25/buffet. 457-3000.
Night” at Amoré Restaurant, 205 W.             perform a variety of classic rock and R&B.       Poet Jane Cassady welcomes guest poet                John Rohde Trio. Every Wed 7-10pm.
Genesee St., Fayetteville. 637-1021            Bella Luna, 201 E. Manlius St., East Syra-       Chris Caskey from Baldwinsville and ver-          Jazz threesome led by one of the area’s top
   Open Mike Night. Every Thurs 8pm.           cuse.                                            sifiers of all ages and abilities to the weekly   saxophonists. Pastabilities, 311 S. Franklin
Hooligans Bar & Grille, Rte57, just north of      Street Corner. Fri 9:30pm. Oldies rock        reading at the Coffee Pavilion, 133 E. Water      St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Free. 474-
the Thruway, Liverpool. Free. 453-2233.        revue. Gatherings By Design, 8 Bridge St.,       St., Hanover Square, Syracuse. Free. 422-         1153.
   Syracuse Swing Dance Society. Ev-           Phoenix. 695-3950.                               4040.                                                Open Mic with Merry Mischief. Wed
ery Thurs 8-10:30pm. Jitterbug, Lindy Hop,        Stroke. Fri 9:30pm-2am. Real deal R&B.           Candid Duo. Every Mon 9:30pm. What             Feb5 7-9pm. Merry musicians Merlyn &
etc. Johnston’s BallyBay, 550 Richmond         Lucy’s Sports Bar at the Holiday Inn, Car-       a night for a daydream as the award-win-          Wayne Fuller host the session at Jordan
Ave., at corner of Sackett Street, West End,   rier Circle, off Thruway Exit35, East Syra-      ning rockers go acoustic at Downtown              Free Library, Mechanic Street, Jordan.
Syracuse. $3. 434-9043.                        cuse. 437-2761.                                  Manhattan’s, One Hanover Square, down-            Free. 689-6815.
   Rhyne McCormick. Thurs 9pm. Vari-              Stone Soul Foundation. Fri 9:30pm.            town Syracuse. Free. 474-8225.                       Colleen Kattau & Karina Murphy.
ety rock. Parker’s Grill & Tap House, 129      Classic rock and R&B at Spirits Café, 20            Ashley Cox & Jeff Jones. Mon 9:30pm.           Every Wed 7:30-9:30pm. Original acoustic
Genesee St., Auburn. 252-6884.                 State Street Mall, downtown Auburn. 252-         Acoustic Mondays Begin with a                     material and songs of social justice, some
   King Morrison/One Hard Krank -              9702.                                            songwriters showcase. Dinosaur Bar-B-             from Latin America, often special guest.
Unplugged. Thurs 9:30pm. Rock at Gath-            Elephant Shoes. Fri 10pm. Guitarists          Que, 246 W. Willow St., at corner of North        The Blue Frog Coffeehouse, 64 Main St.,
erings By Design, 8 Bridge St., Phoenix.       John Lerner and Joe Biz play a wide vari-        Franklin, Syracuse. Free. 476-4937.               Cortland. Free. (607) 758-7989.
695-3950.                                      ety of classic rock at Old City Hall, Water                                                           Open Mike Night. Every Wed 8pm.
   Open jam session. Thurs 9pm. Rock           Street, West Side, Oswego. Free.                 Tuesday                                           Hooligans Bar & Grille, Rte57, just north of
out at Pooch’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1627           The Tarzan Brothers. Fri 10pm.                   Tango Dances. Every Tues 6:30-7:30pm           the Thruway, Liverpool. Free. 453-2233.
Milton Ave., one block from Solvay Bank,       Roots-rock madmen swing from the trees           beginner tango lessons; 7:30-9:30pm social           Dan Shaw & Friends. Every Wed 9pm.
downtown Solvay. 487-9780.                     as they make their Dino debut at the world-      tango dancing (Milonga). Syracuse Suds            Mac’s Bad Art Bar, 1799 Brewerton Road
   Mike Sims & Joe Precourt. Thurs             famous Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow         Factory, 320 S. Clinton St., on corner of         (Rte11), Mattydale. 455-7223.
10pm. Variety rock. Coleman’s Authentic        St., at corner of North Franklin Street,         South Clinton and Walton streets, down-              Open Mike w/J.P. Shaggy. Every
Irish Pub, 100 S. Lowell Ave., Tipperary       Syracuse. Free. 476-4937.                        town Syracuse. 471-AALE.                          Wed 9pm. Gatherings By Design, 8 Bridge
Hill, West End, Syracuse. Free. 476-1933.         Sirsy. Fri 10pm. Live music at                   Acoustic Jam Session & Song                    St., Phoenix. 695-3950.
   Harper. Thurs 10pm. Australian blues        Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub, 100 S.            Circle. Every Tues 7:30-10pm. Acoustic per-          Open Mike Night. Every Wed 9:30pm.
harp wizard returns to the Dinosaur Bar-       Lowell Ave., Tipperary Hill, West End,           formers of all ages are invited to play;          The area’s longest-running open mike.
B-Que, 246 W. Willow St., at corner of North   Syracuse. Free. 476-1933.                        hosted by songwriter Larry Hoyt. Lucky            Shifty’s Tavern, 1401 Burnet Ave., Syra-
Franklin Street, Syracuse. Free. 476-4937.                                                      Moon Café, 719 E. Genesee St., Syracuse.          cuse. Free. 474-0048.
   Songwriter Showcase. Thurs 10pm. Saturday                                                    Free. 423-8894.                                      Ten. Every Wed 9:30pm. Reggae music
Hosted by NeverSeen. Downtown                     Tom Barnes Band. Sat 4:30 and 9:30pm.            Jam Session w/Josh Collins. Every              every Hump Day at Downtown
Manhattan’s, One Hanover Square, down- In bteween patrons will be bussed to a brew              Tues 9:30pm. Good music plus good brew            Manhattan’s, One Hanover Square, down-
town Syracuse. 474-8225.                       fest at the State Fairgrounds. Pooch’s           specials until midnight. Bull & Bear Pub,         town Syracuse. 474-8225.
                                               Sports Bar & Grill, 1627 Milton Ave., one        125 E. Water St., Hanover Square, Syracuse.          Live jazz. Every Wed 9pm-2am. Awful
Friday                                         block from Solvay Bank, downtown Solvay.         701-3064.                                         Al’s Whiskey & Cigar Bar, 321 S. Clinton
   Mick Dooley. Every Fri noon-2pm. 487-9780.                                                      Chris Duarte. Tues 10pm. Austin blues          St., Syracuse. Free. 472-4427.
Acoustic guitarist Dooley plays tunes by          Phil Klein. Every Sat 6-8:30pm. Swing,        guitarist plugs in at the world-famous Di-           Dr. Killdean. Wed Feb8 9pm. Blues and
Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Neil Young and oth- standards and showtunes performed with               nosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow St., at cor-      classic rock c/o southpaw guitarist Chuck
ers during lunch hour. Lucky Moon Café, gusto by the savvy Sammy-winning                        ner of North Franklin, Syracuse. Free. 476-       Dean. Morris Grille, 6 W. Genesee St.,
719 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 423-8894. keyboardist. Genesee Grande Hotel, 1060 E.        4937.                                             Skaneateles. Free. 685-7761.
   Mark Nanni. Fri-Sat 6-8pm; also Feb Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 476-4212.                                                                        Los Blancos. Wed Feb8 10pm. Blues and
10-11. Versatile pianoman performs stan-          Mark Nanni. Sat 6-8pm; also Feb11.            Wednesday                                         roots rock by Steve Winston, Mark Tiffault,
dards, jazz, rock and blues at Phoebe’s Gar- Versatile pianoman performs standards,                Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin. Every              Colin Aberdeen and Mark Nanni. Dinosaur
den Cafe, 900 E. Genesee St. Free. 475-5154.   jazz, rock and blues at Phoebe’s Garden          Wed 5-8pm. Happy Hour performance by the          Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow St., at corner of
   Shane Kelson. Fri 6-12pm. Piano tunes, Cafe, 900 E. Genesee St. Free. 475-5154.              power pop duo also features free pizza and        North Franklin Street, Syracuse. Free. 476-
followed by DJ Juliet Lloyd. Downtown             Live blues. Sat 7-11pm. Oldies and blues      wings. Sheraton University Inn, 801 Uni-          4937.
Manhattan’s, One Hanover Square, down- at Wacky Wyatt’s Tex-Mex BBQ, 85 E.                      versity Ave, SU hill, Syracuse. Free. 475-
town Syracuse. Free. 474-8225.                 Genesee St. (Rte31), Baldwinsville. Free. 635-   3000.
   Phil Klein. Every Fri-Sat 6-8:30pm. 0144.
Swing, standards and showtunes per-               Carleton Boone Jr. Sat 7-9:30pm. Solo
formed with gusto by the savvy Sammy- piano and vocals. Daniella’s Steakhouse,
winning keyboardist. Genesee Grande Ho- Best Western, 670 State Fair Blvd., Geddes.                                Festivals and celebrations
tel, 1060 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 476- 471-9874.
4212.                                             Daniel Webster Band. Sat 9:30pm-
                                                                                                Listed chronologically:              hobbyists’ monthly meeting; speaker will
   The FabCats. Fri 7-11pm. Beatles cover 2am. Classic rock and R&B. Lucy’s Sports                                                   be crocodile researcher Matthew Harris.
band featuring Sammy-winners Gary Bar at the Holiday Inn, Carrier Circle, off               Dinomania. Wednesdays thru Sundays Jordan-Elbridge Community Center,
Frenay and Arty Lenin. Le Moyne Manor, Thruway Exit35, East Syracuse. 437-2761.          11am-5pm; thru mid-Feb. Realistic, robotic Route31, Jordan. 689-9252.
629 Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool. $5. 457-       Fatkid Dodgeball. Sat 9:30pm. Game     dinosaurs. Milton Rubenstein Musem of
3000.                                          rock at Downtown Manhattan’s, One         Science & Technology (MOST), 500 S.            Morris Dancing. Every Mon 7-8:30pm.
   Carleton Boone Jr. Fri-Sat 7-9:30pm. Hanover Square, downtown Syracuse. $5.           Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. $4/ Traditional British folk dancing. Westcott
Solo pianist specializes in Sinatra. 474-8225.                                           adults, $3.50/children up to age 11 and se- Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenue at
Daniella’s Steakhouse, Best Western, 670          One Hard Krank. Sat 9:30pm. One        niors age 65 and older. 425-9068; corner of Westcott Street. 478-8634.
State Fair Blvd., Geddes. 471-9874.            hard rock band at Gatherings By Design, 8
   Live blues. Fri 7-11pm. Wacky Wyatt’s Bridge St., Phoenix. 695-3950.                                                                 Weekday Snowshoe Jaunt. Every
Tex-Mex BBQ, 85 E. Genesee St. (Rte31),           John Puma & The Dangerous                 Regional Market Farmers & Flea Wed 1:30pm; thru Feb8. On snowshoes, a
Baldwinsville. Free. 635-0144.                 Horns. Sat 10pm. Six-piece show band at   Markets. Thurs 10am-6pm, Sat 7am-2pm/ naturalist will help participants find wild-
   John Puma & the Dangnerous the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow St.,                 farmers market; Sun 7am-3pm/flea mar- life signs while reaping the benefits of a
Horns. Fri 8pm-midnight. Classic rock at corner of North Franklin, Syracuse. Free.       ket. CNY Regional Market, 2100 Park St., good aerobic workout. Beaver Lake Nature
and R&B. Dry Dock Grill, 306 W. Division 476-4937.                                       North Side, Syracuse. 422-8647.             Center, East Mud Lake Road, off Rte370,
St., Inner Harbor, Syracuse. $4. 466-6202.        New Day. 10pm. Classic rock and R&B,                                               three miles west of Baldwinsville. Snow-
   Dunes & The Del-Tunes. Fri 8pm- complete with horn section. Coleman’s                    African Dance Class. Every Sat 2- shoes available for $3; $2/per car parking
midnight. Oldies rock band fronted by Authentic Irish Pub, 100 S. Lowell Ave.,           3:30pm. West African dances taught by fee. 638-2519.
WSEN DJ Gary Dunes. The Ukrainian Na- Tipperary Hill, West End, Syracuse. Free.          Biboti. Westcott Community Center, 826
tional Club, 125 Washington St., Auburn. 476-1933.                                       Euclid Avenue at corner of Westcott Street.    Open Figure Drawing, Inc. Every
Free. 253-5997.                                                                          $10/adults, $7/students, $5/ages 5-15. 471- Wed 7-10pm. Models provided; fee charged
                                               Sunday                                    1790.                                       of participating artists artists. Westcott
   Lou Nocilly & Jazzitude. Fri 8pm.              Pure Country. Every Sun 2-6pm. Nine-                                               Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenue at
Acoustic tunes at Yesteryears Coffee House year-old vocalist Miss Cole Leigh sits in at     Upstate Herpetological Associa- corner of Westcott Street. 478-8634.
& Café, 24 State Street Mall, Auburn. $3. 253- this weekly jamboree. Mattydale VFW, 2000 tion. Sun 2:30pm. Reptile and amphibian
0050.                                          Le Moyne Ave., Mattydale. 454-4924.
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                                              The Many Aspects of Love.          Side, Syracuse. $9/adults, $6/chil-       Sleeping Beauty. Fri 7:30pm,       Colorado at the Inn, Quality Inn,
Listed alphabetically:
                                           Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm. Broadway re-     dren. 476-0466.                        Sun 2pm. Maestro Dan Hege con-        1308 Buckley Road, Salina. $10 and
   The Full Monty. Fri-Sat 8pm,            vue includes songs from “Okla-           Jessimae Peluso. Thurs 8pm.         ducts the Syracuse Symphony Or-       $7. 451-1212, ext. 410.
Sun 2pm; runs weekends thru Feb4.          homa” and “The King & I,” pre-        Manhattan-based comedienne             chestra as the Upstate NY Ballet         Tony & The Soprano. Wed
Nudie musical staged by The Tal-           sented by Fulton Community The-       raised in Solvay performs her new      dances at the Crouse Hinds Con-       Feb 1 - Thurs 7:30pm, Fri-Sat 8pm,
ent Co. at New Times Theatre, Art          ater at Jubilee Hall, Immaculate      show, “I’ve Got Issues.” Jazz Cen-     cert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center,    Sun 4pm, Wed Feb 8 7:30pm; runs
& Home Center, State Fairgrounds,          Conception Church, 309 Buffalo St.,   tral, 441 E. Washington St., down-     411 Montgomery St., Syracuse. $16/    thru Feb 11. Rachel Lampert’s
Geddes. $23/general, $21/students          Fulton. $10/adults, $8/seniors and    town Syracuse. $12.                    adults, $8/children. 424-8200.        original comedy-drama about a 35-
and seniors. 479-SHOW                      students. 598-4352.                      Prelude to a Kiss. Opens Fri-          The Strange Case of Sheik          year-old Brooklyn man and his ro-
   Hercules, The Maiden and                   Nick Marra. Every Wed              Sat 8pm; runs thru Feb 11. An old      Yerbuti. Thurs 6:45pm; runs thru      mance with a Juilliard music stu-
The Lion. Every Sat 12:30pm; spe-          8:30pm. North Syracuse stand-up       man and a young bride switch bod-      March 9. SALT-winning play-           dent. Kitchen Theatre, Clinton
cial mid-week show Feb 22; runs            guy Marra hosts guest comics          ies; presented by Appleseed Produc-    wright Bob Greene and his Acme        House, 116 N. Cayuga St. Ithaca. $18-
thru March 25. The muscle-bound            weekly at Cucina di Amore, Bay-       tions at Atonement Lutheran            Mystery Co. present a hilarious in-   $30. (607) 273-4497.
musical is staged by the Magic             berry Plaza, Route57, Liverpool.      Church, 116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse.    teractive mystery starring the           Watchin’ Waldo. Fri-Sat 8pm;
Circle Children’s Theatre. The Spa-        $10/show only, $5/with dinner pur-    $10-$12. 492-9766.                     Bill Coughlin in the title role as    runs weekends thru Feb 11. A cor-
ghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton           chase. 622-9402.                         The Real Thing. Preview Wed         leader of a Mideast nation with       porate comedy by John
St., Syracuse. $5. 475-1807 or 449-3823.      My Great, Great Great              Jan 25 - Thurs 7:30pm, opens Fri       massive oil reserves. The Spaghetti   Smitherman, who also directs and
   The Hilarious Hillbilly Mas-            Grandfather Said... Sat 11am. A       8pm, Sat 3 and 8pm, Sun 2 and 7pm,     Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St.,        stars in this show presented by Salt
sacre. Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm; runs              World of Puppets presentation fea-    Wed Feb 1 2 and 7:30pm; runs thru      North Side, Syracuse. $25.95 plus     City Center for the Performing
thru Feb 26. Mountainous shenani-          turing Vanessa Johnson celebrat-      Feb12. Reality and illusion blend in   tax and gratuity. 475-1807.           Arts at Jazz Central, 441 E. Wash-
gans staged by Bob Brown’s Open-           ing African-American folktales. In-   this play about marriage and infi-        Syracuse Comedy Club. Ev-          ington St., downtown Syracuse.
ing Night Productions at the Glen          ternational Mask & Puppet Mu-         delity. Syracuse Stage, 810 E.         ery Fri 9pm, Sat 8 and 10:15pm. A     $20/general, $25/students and se-
Loch Restaurant, North Street,             seum, 518 Prospect Ave., at junc-     Genesee St., Syracuse. $15 to $42.     variety of regional comedians at-     niors. 475-9749.
Jamesville. $22/show only. 469-6969.       tion of North Salina Street, North    443-3275.                              tempt to get crowds laughing at

                                                  Concerts                                                                                          On film
Listed chronologically:                    Upstate NY Ballet dances “Sleep-      semble. Sun 2pm. Liverpool Pub-           Africa, The Serengeti. Ev-         late director Marlon Riggs jumps
                                           ing Beauty.” Crouse Hinds Con-        lic Library, 310 Tulip St., at the     ery Sat in February 5pm.              into the middle of explosive de-
   J.T. Hall Consort Trio. Ev-             cert Theater, Mulroy Civic Cen-       corner of Second Street (Rte 370),        Jane Goodall’s Wild Chim-          bates over Black identity with a
ery Wed 6-9pm. The local                   ter, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse.    Liverpool. Free. 457-0310.             panzees. Thurs-Fri 1pm, Sat 1         flavorful mix of personal testi-
flugelhornist leads a small group          $16/adults, $8/children. 424-8200.       Cayuga Chamber Orches-              and 7pm, Sun 3pm, Wed Feb1 1pm.       mony, music and history; part of
performing jazz for diners at the             Sloan Wainwright. Fri 8pm.         tra. Sun 4pm. Classical parlor            Mystery of The Nile. Thurs-        the Contemporary Film Series at
Cazenovia Grill, 37 Albany St.,            Loudon’s sister perform songs         music by Scarlatti, Mozart and         Fri 3pm, Sat 3 and 6pm, Sun 3pm,      Everson Museum of Art, 401
Cazenovia. Free. 655-8586.                 from her disc, “Cool Morning” at      Handel. First Unitarian Church,        Wed Feb 1 3pm.                        Harrison St., at the corner of
   Frenay & Lenin/All That                 a concert hosted by the Syracuse      Ithaca. $20/general, $18/seniors,         T-Rex: Back to the Creta-          South State Street, downtown
Jazz/Los Blancos. Thurs 5-9pm.             Folkus Project at May Memorial        $5/students. (607) 273-4497.           ceous. Thurs-Fri noon and 4pm,        Syracuse. $4/general, $3/students
“Party for the Arts” features guest        Unitarian Society, 3800 E. Genesee       Richie Stearns & Friends.           Sat noon, 2, 4 and 8pm, Sun noon, 2   and museum members. 474-6064.
artists such as Nancy Kelly, Joe           St., Syracuse. $10. 440-7444.         Sun 8pm. A group of Ithaca’s best      and 4pm, Wed Feb 1 noon and 4pm.         Godzilla vs. The Smog Mon-
Whiting, Bobby Green and Bill                 Letizia/Motif/United               old-time musicians play for a live        IMAX films. Spectacular            ster. Sat 1:30pm. Low-grade hor-
DiCosimo. Ohm Lounge, 314 S.               Booty Foundation. Fri 9pm-            broadcast of the long-running          viewing experiences on the huge,      ror reigns at the Palace Theater,
Franklin St., Armory Square,               1am. Disco dance party with three     WVBR radio show, “Bound for            curved IMAX screen. Bristol           2384 James St., in the Eastwood
Syracuse. $10. 475-1985.                   excellent area bands. Turning         Glory” at Annabel Taylor Hall          Omnitheater, IMAX, The MOST,          section of Syracuse. $3.50. 463-9240.
   Alfreed Brendel. Thurs 8pm.             Stone Casino Showroom, off            Cafe, Cornell University, Ithaca.      500 S. Franklin St., Armory              Children of the Sky. Sat
Classical pianist perfiorms com-           Thruway Exit33, Verona. $10 and       Free. (607) 844-4535.                  Square, Syracuse. $8/adults, $6/      11:30pm. Outer space sci-fi thriller
positions by Mozart, Haydn and             $15. 361-SHOW.                           Chris Duarte. Tues 10pm.            kids and seniors; and see the         directed by Jeff Forsyth and pro-
Schubert. State Theatre, West                 Dougie MacLean. Sat 8pm.           Texas blues guitarist returns to       MOST exhibits for only one addi-      duced right here in the Salt City!
State Street, Ithaca. (800) 284-8422.      Bluegrass multi-instrumentalist.      the world-famous Dinosaur Bar-         tional dollar. 473-IMAX.              Palace Theater, 2384 James St.,
   Syracuse Symphony Or-                   Center for the Arts, Main Street,     B-Que, 246 W. Willow St., at corner       Black Is...Black Ain’t.            Eastwood. $5. 463-9240.
chestra. Fri 7:30pm, Sun 2pm.              Homer. (607) 749-4900.                of North Franklin, Syracuse. Free.     Thurs 7pm. The 1995 film by the
Maestro Dan Hege conducts as the              Society for New Music En-          476-4937.
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Nutrition                Continued from page 6
   “It was a natural connection.      make our communities stron-         healthier lives by fellow students,   teered to participate in the rally. “It was a good learning experi-
The Crouse staff has been out-        ger,” said Pulvino.                 teachers and Crouse visitors.            Before returning to class, ence,” said Ingram. “I’ll probably
standing. We both really believe        Over 500 Hughes students          They were also treated to perfor-     Kashea Ingram, a Hughes sixth remember the whole thing.”
in it, preparing for the future. We   crowded into the gym to listen to   mances by Nottingham High             grader, commented on the rally
need healthy minds and bodies to      short tutorials on how to live      Schools cheerleaders who volun-       and the new program.
                                                                          Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2006/17

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