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ee SIDEWALK WISDOM Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2006/1 F CITY EAGLE r www.cnylink.com SYRACUSE What do you think is wrong with the Syracuse University men’s basketball team? Scott “They’re just in a slump. Coach Boeheim got ‘em down in the dumps the way the games were lined up.” Nick Longo Syracuse “It’s a confidence problem. They lost three in a row. They’ll be back on track soon.” Sherry “They’re a young team. There’s only one senior and the rest are freshmen and sophomores. They just need more practice.” MacHose DiPaola Vol. 3, Issue 5 ● Feb. 2 to 8, 2006 Cazenovia Homer IN BRIEF Survey: Many kids at risk County Executive It’s his Wild Nicholas Pirro announced survey results conducted recently throughout Onondaga County Kingdom schools. 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 success.” 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 CITY EAGLE SYRACUSE FIRST 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 Motmot www.cnylink.com 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- chicks (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 farms. 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 rosamondgiffordzoo.org. Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2006/3 CITY BEAT 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 accomplishment 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- SyracuseSymphony.org. 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 www.cnyedge.com. 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 VIEW President: Richard K. Keene Vice President: John McIntyre Quick quip. . . POINTS Executive Editor: David Tyler1 Managing Editor: “Nonviolence is about not being dominated in spirit.” Daniel Lovell – SU Assistant Professor of Religion Marcia Robinson Editor: Sarah Bates on MLK’s message EDITORIAL OUTBURSTS! BY JIM BRENNEMAN Time for talk is through 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- chines. 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 regrets. 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 month. LETTERS 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 email@example.com. 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 VIEW POINTS BONUS OUTBURSTS! BY JIM BRENNEMAN Letter 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- Jackson 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. Tarby 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. CITY SCHOOLS ‘Children of the Sky,” a sci-fi movie by a local director, screens Saturday 8 / Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2 0 0 6 FRONT&STORY C O V E R ENTER C 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 onlakepartners.org. 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 bananaleafart.com. “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 POINT OF INTEREST 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 Sci-fi 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 Coughlin. 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. 1 2 / Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2 0 0 6 Feb. 2 to 8, 2006 NIGHT LIFE cnylink.com 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 said. 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- Monsters of comfortable, safe environment perfect for ster movies at this year’s fest,” Bonk prom- all ages.” Saturday’s “Flash Gordon” serials will ised. precede a B-Monster Movie Matinee at 1:30 ‘Black Belt Jones’ p.m. featuring “Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster.” 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, “Then our audience can stick around or visit www.bmoviefest.com. ... 1. ... 2! 8 . 2 2 20! , 5910 : , 13206 : . , 434 1988 Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2006/13 Night Life DiningiBarsiTheateriRestaurantsiShowsiDancingiMoviesiNightclubsiMusiciEntertainmentiFamily Fun 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 www.most.org. 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. 1 4 / Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2 0 0 6 Night Life DiningiBarsiTheateriRestaurantsiShowsiDancingiMoviesiNightclubsiMusiciEntertainmentiFamily Fun Theater 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. Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2006/15 1 6 / Syracuse City Eagle, February 2, 2 0 0 6 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 NIGHT LIFE DiningiBarsiTheateriRestaurantsiShowsiDancingiMoviesiNightclubsiMusiciEntertainmentiFamily Fun CONCERTS NIGHTCLUB DATES Listed chronologically: Listed chronologically: AND MORE...
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