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  In this                                              Saratoga • Milton • Burnt Hills • Malta
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       Ag growing
                                                Volume IV
                                                              Spotlight                             www.spotlightnews.com
                                                                                                  Number 6                                                                  February12,2009

                                                                                                                                                                          Governor
        in county
    The number of farms in                                                                                                                                               announces
 Saratoga County increased by 8
 percent over the past five years,
 according to data from the U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                           special
 Department of Agriculture’s cen-
 sus released Wednesday, Feb. 4.
              See story on Page 3.
                                                                                                                                                                           election
                                                                                                                                                                         Gillibrand’s replacement
                                                                                                                                                                           will likely be picked

                                                                      When Cupid strikes                                                                                          March 31
                                                                                                                                                                               By CHARLES WIFF
                                                                                                                                                                             Spotlight Newspapers
                                                                                                                                                                            wiffc@spotlightnews.com
                                                             Capital District residents share their stories about falling in love
                                                                                                                                                                            More than two weeks from the
                                                             There is an old saying about finding love: There’s a lid for every pot. People find                           date Kirsten Gillibrand was sworn
                                                          love in all kinds of places, from the supermarket to the Internet.                                             into the U.S. Senate, Gov. David
                                                              The Spotlight spoke to some area residents who met their other halves in a variety                         Paterson has announced a likely
                                                            of unexpected ways. Some were set up intentionally by friends while others were                              date when her former constitu-
                                                            falling in love but didn’t even know it.                                                                     ents will have a chance to pick her
                                                                                                                                                                         replacement: Tuesday, March 31,
        Mummies                                                                                           •••                                                            when James Tedisco, R-Sche-
                                                                                                                                                                         nectady, will face off against Scott
        and more                                                    “One of my best friends in high school was named Jim. He and I ran on the                            Murphy, D-Glens Falls.
                                                                  track and cross-country team together, and by junior year we began hang-                                  Paterson’s Wednesday, Feb. 11,
   Mummies are one of the big                                       ing out with a group of track guys, going to movies, parties, dances and
draws at the Institute of His-                                                                                                                                           announcement was not a formal
                                                                      concerts,” said Jack Rightmyer of Burnt Hills.                                                     proclamation. He said that will
tory and Art. On Saturday, Feb.                                            “Jim had a younger sister named Judy, and during senior year                                  come Monday, Feb. 23. State law
14, they’ll be one of the center-                                         he began asking us, ‘Do you guys mind if I bring my sister                                     requires a proclamation 30 to 40
pieces of the museum’s annual                                                and her friends to the concert?’” said Rightmyer.                                           days from the date of the vote. At
Egyptian Family Festival.                                                                                                                                                that point, the parties’ candidates
                                                                                                          ■ See Cupid Page 9                                             can get their names set on the bal-
            See story on Page 15.
                                                                                                                                                                         lot and independent hopefuls can
                                                                                               By JACKIE SHER                                                            start collecting signatures.
                                                                                            Spotlight Newspapers                                                            The announcement comes
                                                                                           sherj@spotlightnews.com                                                       after much ballyhooing from Re-
                                                                                                                                                                         publicans about Paterson’s slug-
                                                                                                                                                                         gish response. Tedisco, the Na-
                                                                                                                                                                         tional Republican Congressional
                                                                                                                                                                         Committee, Young Republicans
                                                                                                                                                                         and the Republican National
                                                                                                                                                                         Committee have all made state-
                                                                                                                                                                         ments calling on Paterson to call
                                                                                                                                                                         the race immediately, arguing
                                                                                                                                                                         that the 20th Congressional Dis-
                                                                                                                                                                         trict should have a new leader as
   Mohon upends                                                                                                                                                          soon as possible.
                                                                                                                                                                            “I am thankful that Gov. Pater-
    Ballston Spa                                                                                                                                                         son toady announced March 31
                                                                                                                                                                         as the special election date for the
     Mohonasen showed Ballston                                                                                                                                           20th Congressional District, and
 Spa why its one of the top Class                                                                                                                                        finally ended ‘no taxation without
 A girls basketball teams. The
 Mighty Warriors (12-2 league,
                                                  Foundr y deal iced for a week         plan for a $4.6 billion manufacturing        “Everything is very positive, but
                                                                                                                                                                         representation’ for this district,
                                                                                                                                                                         which has gone without a voice in
 15-2 overall) earned a 72-38            Shareholder vote                                                                                                                Congress for too long,” Tedisco
                                                                                        facility at the Luther Forest Technol-   we didn’t have enough of those posi-    said in a statement.
 victory over the Scotties last Fri- delayed, but construction                          ogy Campus. But a special meeting of     tives,” said AMD’s Director of Global      Murphy could not be reached
 day in Rotterdam.                      planning continues                              shareholders in Austin, Texas, earlier   Environmental Health and Safety         for comment.
            See story on Page 20.                                                       that day hit a snag when there was no    Steve Groseclose, at the Feb. 10           A springtime election from Pa-
                                                      By CHARLES WIFF                   quorum.                                  meeting.                                terson may work to the advantage
                                                    Spotlight Newspapers                    Only 41.7 percent of shareholders        The company’s shareholders          of his fellow Democrat, who must
                                                   wiffc@spotlightnews.com              were present or had voted by proxy.      were voting on $6 billion in foreign    work to win over voters in the
Saratoga Spotlight is published each                                                    The vote to accept Arab investments      investments from Abu Dhabi-based        overwhelmingly Republican dis-
Thursday by Spotlight LLC, 125 Adams               Advanced Micro Devices repre-        and clear the way for formation of the   Advanced Technology Investment          trict. That’s especially true con-
St., Delmar, N.Y. 12054. Postmaster: send       sentatives were expecting to have       Foundry Company — which is to            Company and Mubadala Develop-           sidering that the sway of indepen-
address changes to Saratoga Spotlight, P.O.
Box 100, Delmar, N.Y. 12054. Subscrip-          good news for the Town of Malta         build and run the Malta plant — was      ment Company. That would clear          dent voters is historically a lesser
tion rates: $52 per year for First Class Mail   Planning Board on Tuesday, Feb. 10,     rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 18.      the way for AMD to spin off its         factor in special elections.
inside the Capital District. $54 per year       when they met in the first of many
outside the Capital District. Subscriptions                                                 According to AMD, 97 percent of
are not refundable.                             discussions of the recently filed site   the votes cast were in the affirmative.            ■ See Deal Page 10                 ■ See Election Page 10

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Police Blotter
Indictment comes in decades-old murder case
    Nelson E. Costello, 62, of                                      Saratoga County District Attorney                                    43, of Ballston Spa, and charged                                      transported to the Clifton Park                                         a suspended license, according to
Arizona, was indicted by a Saratoga                                 James Murphy III. Bacon was 22                                       him with DWI on Monday, Feb.                                          station, where she submitted to a                                       police. She was released on tickets
County grand jury on Thursday,                                      years old when he was last seen                                      2, after a traffic stop on Greenfield                                   breath test.                                                            and will answer the charges in
Feb. 5, on murder charges and two                                   leaving for work at Behr Manning                                     Avenue in the Town of Milton.                                            Edelman is scheduled to answer                                       Clifton Park Town Court at a later
counts of tampering with a witness                                  in Waterford.                                                            Burke, who was also charged                                       the charge in Clifton Park Town                                         date.
in the fourth degree based on his                                      The case involved a joint                                         with failure to stop at a sign, was                                   Court at a later date.                                                      • The Saratoga County Sheriff’s
alleged role in the death of David                                  investigation involving numerous                                     processed at the Milton station and                                                                                                           Office arrested Grant W. Dickhute,
M. Bacon, who was last seen April                                   agencies including the New                                           then released to a third party. He                                                                                                            23, of 14 Sheffield Drive, Clifton
10, 1969.                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Stephanie A. Thibault, 49, of
                                                                    York State Police, Troy Police                                       is scheduled to answer the charge                                     44F Hollandale Apartments, Clifton                                      Park, early on Wednesday, Feb. 4,
    The indictment says that                                        Department, Waterford Police                                         in Milton Town Court on Tuesday,                                      Park, was charged with DWI,                                             and charged him with aggravated
Costello murdered Bacon on                                          Depar tment, Cohoes Police                                           Feb. 17.                                                              aggravated unlicensed operation                                         DWI, failure to keep right and
or about that date in the Town                                      Department and authorities in the                                        • A Rexford resident was                                          of a motor vehicle, failure to keep                                     speed not reasonable or prudent.
of Waterford. It further alleges                                    state of Virginia and Arizona.                                       charged with DWI by the Saratoga                                      right and failure to signal a turn on                                       Dickhute was arrested after a
that Costello tampered with a                                          Costello was remanded to                                          County Sheriff’s Office following a                                    Tuesday, Feb. 3, following a traffic                                     motor vehicle accident on route
witness “by wrongfully inducing                                     Saratoga County jail without bail.                                   motor vehicle accident on Vischer                                     stop by Saratoga County deputies                                        146A in Clifton Park. He allegedly
or attempting to induce another                                                                                                          Ferry Road in the Town of Clifton                                     on Princess Pine Drive in Clifton                                       failed several sobriety tests. He was
person to absent himself from or                                                                                                         Park on Tuesday, Feb. 3.                                              Park.                                                                   released on tickets and will appear
otherwise avoid or seek to avoid                                    Other arrests                                                            Beth Edelman, 44, of 6 Brian                                         Thibault allegedly failed several                                    in Clifton Park Town Court at a
appearing or testifying at an action                                  • The Saratoga County Sheriff’s                                    Drive, allegedly failed standardized                                                                                                          later date.
or proceeding,” twice in October of                                                                                                                                                                            sobriety tests before she was
                                                                    Office arrested Robert G. Burke,                                      field sobriety tests. She was
2008, according to a release from                                                                                                                                                                              arrested. She was also driving with


Two charged in deer jacking                                                                                                                                                                                   IN BRIEF
                                                                                                                                                                                                              High school arts                                                            Respect Club encourages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       students, parents and community
    Two Clifton Park brothers were                                  an individual shining a light into the                               on parole for a violent felony and
arrested by state Department of                                     field. The individual fled, leaving his                                had a suspended driver’s license.                                    festival scheduled                                                       members to check out the
Environmental Conservation officers                                  car at the scene. ECOs tracked the                                   Investigators also searched cell                                        The 16th Annual Respect                                               Rachel’s Challenge Website at
and charged with hunting and penal                                  individual with a K-9 unit. The trail                                phone records and William Smith’s                                    Ar ts Festival will be held at                                           www.rachelschallenge.org.
violations in connection with the                                   was lost at a nearby road.                                           residence.                                                           Shenendehowa High School on
illegal taking of a deer in Schodack,                                                                                                                                                                         Friday, Feb. 13. The Respect
Rensselaer County.
                                                                       The car was found to belong to
                                                                    Michael Smith, who reported it stolen
                                                                                                                                             As a result, William Smith
                                                                                                                                         was charged with two counts of
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ar ts Festival is designed to                                            Hoops for Hope
                                                                                                                                                                                                              highlight and celebrate student
    William O. Smith, 43, and                                       moments after it was abandoned in                                    aggravated unlicensed operation                                      achievement in the ar ts with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       fundraiser
Michael Smith, 37, were arrested in                                 the field. ECO Scott Daly determined                                  of a motor vehicle, fourth-degree                                                                                                                This Saturday, Feb. 14, support
                                                                                                                                                                                                              the purpose of creating a more
connection with the Dec. 28 incident.                               that the operator of the vehicle was                                 criminal possession of a weapon,                                                                                                              Hoops for Hope 2009 by shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                              cohesive and unified school
A local resident who heard gunshots                                 his brother, William Smith, and                                      taking deer during a closed season,                                                                                                           at Chico’s in Saratoga Springs. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                              community, and to foster an
in a Schodack field investigated and                                 working with New York State Police,                                  taking deer with the aid of a light,                                                                                                          percentage of the day’s total sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                              atmosphere of respect, tolerance
saw a deer leaving a blood trail and                                determined that William Smith was                                    discharging a firearm within 500 feet                                                                                                          will benefit Hoops for Hope and
                                                                                                                                                                                                              and appreciation of diversity.
                                                                                                                                         of a dwelling (all misdemeanors),                                                                                                             the six organizations providing
                                                                                                                                         as well as the violations of hunting                                    This year’s keynote                                                   programs and services to families
                                                                                                                                         without a license, trespassing on                                    speaker will be from Rachel’s                                            dealing with cancer: American




             USE ITOR
                                                                                                                                         posted property and using a spotlight                                Challenge. Rachel’s Challenge                                            Cancer Society, Cindy’s Comfort
                                                                                                                                         to hunt deer within 500 feet of a                                    is an organization created in                                            Camp, To Life!, Ronald McDonald
                                                                                                                                         residence. Additionally, he was                                      the aftermath of the Columbine                                           House, NEXT STEP and Roger
                                                                                                                                         charged with violating his parole                                    shootings in 1999. Rachel Scott                                          Kiley Memorial Research Fund.
                                                                                                                                         and has been returned to prison for                                  was the first student killed in
                                                                                                                                         15 months.                                                           that attack, and her father has
                                                                                                                                                                                                              subsequently devoted his life                                            Pub to celebrate



              LOSE IT
                                                                                                                                             Michael Smith was charged with                                   to preser ving his daughter’s
                                                                                                                                         taking a deer during the closed                                      memor y. According to their                                              St. Patrick’s Day
                                                                                                                                         season, making a false report of a                                   website, the program’s central                                               Carney’s Irish Pub’s will hold
             TALK1300AM




                                                                                                                                         crime and making a false written                                     message is that students have                                            its 27th annual St. Patrick’s Day
                                                                                                                                         statement.                                                           the power to make permanent                                              celebration on Tuesday, March
                                                                                                                                             “Thanks to the fine police work                                   and positive cultural change in                                          17.
                                                                                                                                         of our ECOs we were able to solve                                    their schools and communities by                                             The restaurant will ser ve
                                                                                                                                         this case and help protect the                                                                                                                traditional cor ned beef and

          Freedom Of Speech
                                                                                                                                                                                                              accepting the challenge of Rachel
                                                                                                                                         natural resources of the state,” DEC                                 Scott to start a chain reaction of                                       cabbage all day, with lamb stew
                                                                                                                                         Regional Director Gene Kelly said in                                 kindness and compassion.                                                 and Irish potato soup until 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                         a statement.                                                                                                                                  Enter tainment includes Irish

       Practiced Every Day                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             fiddlers from noon to 4 p.m.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       bagpipers at 6:30, and the band
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Emerald Dawn from 8:30 p.m. to



                          476-1300
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       12:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Carney’s is located at 17 Main
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       St., Route 146-A, Ballston Lake.


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Ag in county      The Sound of Music
a growth industry
    Number of new farms                  by 5 percent; in Rensselaer,
      in Saratoga area                   8 percent; and in Hamilton
                                         County, there was a marked
     bucks state trends                  17 percent decline.
                                            Wa r r e n C o u n t y g r e w
      By CHARLES WIFF                    significantly, on the other
    Spotlight Newspapers                 hand, with a 19 percent jump in
   wiffc@spotlightnews.com               the number of farms and large
                                         increases in farm acreage, as
    The number of far ms in              well.
Saratoga County increased                   Albany County saw a three
by 8 percent over the past               percent jump in farm numbers,
five years, according to data            but a significant 12 percent
from the U.S. Depar tment of             decline in the overall acreage
Agriculture’s census released            of the county’s farms.
Wednesday, Feb. 4.                          Decreasing acreage across
    That’s a considerably faster         the state hints at a phenomenon
expansion than the nationwide            that Saratoga County farmers
average of 4 percent growth.             continue to contend with: the
The county had 641 farms in              escalating price and shrinking
2007, up from 592 in 2002,
the last
y e a r t h e “Right now, we’re looking at a very poor
census was
conducted. marketplace for dairy. … Dairy farmers
At        t h e are feeling a lot of pressure right now
same time,                                                                        Juliana Reibel, left, as Maria, calms the seven children of Captain Georg von Trapp during a severe thunderstorm
the average because milk prices are very, very low.”                              in Shenendehowa High School’s production of “The Sound of Music.” From left are Connor Olney (Kurt), Kara
f a r m                                                             Peter Gregg   Cregin (Leisl), Maria Andreoli (Marta), Tess Weiskopf (Gretl); Jamie Burton (Brigitta), Kelsie Moinzadeh (Louisa),
size has                                                                          and Eric Keyrouze (Friedrich). “The Sound of Music” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 12 to 14 in the high
decreased                                                                         school east auditorium. Tickets are $12 for reserved seating and can be ordered at www.shenet.org.
7 percent, from 127 acres to supply of land.                                                                                                                                          Submitted photo
118 acres. That data points to                  The census only covers
several agricultural trends, through 2007, though, and
including a move toward numbers for recent and
locally produced food.                      coming months might not be
    “We do have a resurgence as promising. The economic
of smaller people brought on recession has hit farmers just
by the fact that there’s nothing as hard as anyone else, said
                                                                                  Getting the lead out
better than growing your own Smith.                                                     Libraries grapple                Commission, drafters of the                  or cer tain metals and alloys
food,” said Richar d Smith,                     “Right now is one of the                                                 legislation, and local librarians            which the commission has
dair y and farm management tougher economic periods for
                                                                                     with new federal limits
                                                                                                                         are following suit.                          r e c o g n i z e d r a r e l y, i f e v e r,
e d u c a t o r f o r t h e C o r n e l l farmers to exist,” he said.                in children’s products                                                           contain lead.”
                                                                                                                              “These are books, not toys,
Cooperative Extension of                        That can also cause a distinct                                           and libraries should never                       According to Karen
Saratoga County. “In tough ripple ef fect in an economy. If                                                              have been included in this,”                 D’Angelo, director of the
economic times, when you’re farmers scale back, it means                                By CHARLES WIFF
                                                                                      Spotlight Newspapers               said Sara Dallas, director of                Town of Ballston Community
spending pr ecious dollars, less feed or seed will be sold,                                                              the Souther n Adirondack                     Librar y, there are plenty of
it seems better to spend it fewer drivers will be needed to                          wiffc@spotlightnews.com
                                                                                                                         Librar y System. “How many                   children’s books made before
amongst your own people who transpor t the product and less                                                              12-year-olds do you know who                 1985 on her shelves. There
                                                                                      A process that largely
need it as well.”                           product on store shelves.                                                    would eat a book?”                           are also toys for children to
                                                                                  began with the 2007 discover y
    It’s not only the local                     Dair y farmers, who produce       of lead-tainted toy impor ts                According to Arlene Flecha,             play with while in the librar y
f o o d m o v e m e n t , b u t a l s o 60 per cent of the county’s               from China culminated in a             a spokeswoman for the CPSC,                  that would have to comply
the county’s unique horse agricultural sales, are already                         new set of regulations for the         while libraries will not be                  with the new regulations.
population (the largest in the feeling the pinch.                                 manufacturers of children’s            required to do any testing for                   In addition, the librar y runs
state) that contributed to the                                                    products that went into                lead, they will have to adhere               a summer reading program
growth.                                         “Right now, we’re looking
                                            at a ver y poor marketplace           ef fect on T uesday, Feb. 10,          to the requirements of the law.              in which donations of toys
    “ S a r a t o g a C o u n t y w a s for dair y. … Dair y farmers are          as elements of the Consumer            Violators of the regulations                 and books collected all year
one of the few counties that feeling a lot of pressure right                      Product Safety Improvement             could be subject to penalties                can be “purchased” by kids
actually saw an increase in now because milk prices are                           Act made their way into law.           that star t with a $100,000 fine             who build up book bucks by
the number of farms … that’s ver y, ver y low,” said Gregg.                           Passed in August of last year      and/or jail time.                            completing summer reading.
most attributable to the growth                                                   by over whelming majorities                 “The intent of the law is               It helps attract kids to books
of the equine industr y,” said                  Those trends can force
                                            dair y farmers to grow to get         in the U.S. legislature, the           cer tainly not to shut down                  and keeps their minds sharp
Peter Gregg, spokesman for                                                        act aims to limit the amount           l i b r a r i e s , ” s h e s a i d . “ We   during the summer months,
the New York Farm Bureau.                   bigger or risk perishing.
                                                                                  of lead in children’s products         have found, in general, that                 said D’Angelo, but if the
    On the whole, New York saw                  “In this area, dairy farms have                                                                                       librar y could be subjected
                                                                                  — defined as those targeted            ordinar y books are safe. …
its number of farms decline by              had to get bigger for several                                                                                             to fines it might have to turn
                                                                                  at childr en under 12 — to             Children’s books printed after
2 percent, and also saw the size reasons,” said Smith. Firstly,                   under 600 par ts per million.          1985, we have found that they                away some donations or halt
of the average farm decrease. dair y farms are expensive to                       That restriction just went             are OK.”                                     the program altogether.
                                            operate, making smaller farms
    Neighboring counties saw a losing proposition. Most are                       into ef fect for children’s                 For books printed prior to                  “The cost of providing
numbers that more closely also family operated, and as                            jewelr y, cribs, pacifier and          that date, however, the CPSC                 summer reading incentives
reflected the statewide census families grow, so must the                         paints. Other items were               of fers little guidance on how               is going to go way up,” if
results. In Washington County, number of cows.                                    given a year’s stay, as small          libraries, schools or thrift                 the librar y must cast such a
the number of farms fell                                                          toy manufactures complained            stores can identify which items              discer ning eye, she said. “I
                                                “The number of animals that       about the costly tests and                                                          think it’s a ver y good thing
                                            kept grandpa in this lifestyle,                                              are threats. Flecha advised
                                                                                  cer tifications required to            that children’s products                     that they put it back a year,
                                            it takes that many more to let


   Index
                                                                                  put their products on store            providers check www.cpsc.org                 because it sounds like we’re
                                            his son join the farm,” said          shelves.                                                                            going to need that full length
                                            Smith.                                                                       for a list of recalled products,
                                                                                      There are others who would         which became illegal to stock                of time to figur e out what
                                                Incr easingly, those sons         just like some clarification or        after the law was passed in                  they’re going to do with it.”
                                            might be choosing to locate           who pr ovide childr en with            August.                                          D’Angelo recently asked
   Editorial Pages ................. 6-7    in Midwest states that have
   Sports ........................... 19-20                                       books and toys for children                 The             CPSC           also     t h e B a l l s t o n To w n B o a r d
                                            more available land and               free of charge.                                                                     to consider writing a letter
   Obituaries ..................... 13-14                                                                                acknowledges it will not impose
   Family Entertainment........15           of fer farmers incentives, he                                                                                             to federal representatives
                                                                                      Libraries, most notably,           penalties on items made of
   Calendar of Events .............16       continued. Many of those                                                                                                  s u p p o r t i n g t h e A L A’ s
                                                                                  are left wondering how they            “cer tain natural materials,
   Classified ...................... 17-18   states saw an average increase                                                                                            grievances.
                                                                                  will deal with this sometimes-         such as wood, cotton, wool
   Crossword ..........................16   in farms of over five percent.
                                                                                  vague rule shor t of tossing out
   Real Estate .........................18      “It’s not the easiest place,      children’s books altogether.
                                            it’s not the most lucrative
                                                                                      The American Librar y                             For the latest news on your community, visit
                                            place, so some of the younger
                                                                                  Association, most notably,
                                            generations are saying, ‘I
                                            don’t want to work as hard as
                                            grandpa,’” said Smith.
                                                                                  has rallied against the U.S.
                                                                                  Consumer Product Safety                    www.Spotlightnews.com
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Cooking with love on Valentine’s Day
   Valentine’s Day is not my                                                   Grits that I enthusiastically          I bubbled with enthusiasm. We
favorite holiday. I mean, I do like                                            cooked up a few years back.            started throwing ideas out for her.             Fresh mozzarella
to eat chocolates (artisan, dark                                               He ate every bite, even as the         But she knew exactly what she                   and asiago ravioli
chocolates, that is) and big heart-                                            rest of us pushed it all aside and     wanted to build, and she was not             1 package fresh won ton
shaped cookies. But all the rest                                               pretended it wasn’t there. I knew      to be swayed. Her model building          skins (see note)
of it doesn’t mean a lot to me. I     afternoon not too long ago, we           that each of his spoonfuls were        would be a replica of my little              1 8-ounce container fresh
am happy not to partake in this       strolled through the supermarket.        swallowed with a lot of love.          commercial kitchen. To Zoe, it’s a        mozzarella, pearl size, if larger,
                                                                                                                                                                cut into 1/2-inch cubes
holiday.                              He sat at the wheel of the race             I saved my thoughts about           pretty important building. And a
                                                                                                                                                                   1 cup shredded Asiago
   At least, that was how I felt      car cart, I pushed from behind.          Zoe for last because she is the        very big part of her community.           cheese
before I had children. This day       Every now and then he tipped his         one who inspired me to write this      In choosing this, she said all she           Water for sealing edges
now means cards made for each         head back to look at me upside-          column about love and food. A          had to say about how much she                A few teaspoons olive oil
child in the class. A bag of candy    down. So I kissed him. And I told        few weeks ago, Zoe came in from        loves me.
comes home from school. My            him that if he was going to put his      playing outside. Cold and hungry,          So. Back to Valentine’s Day. As                Creamy Tomato
girls like to wear red shirts and     head back that way, I was going          she immediately wanted to know         a show of love and appreciation for               Vegetable Sauce
heart-shaped ponytail holders         to kiss him. Every time. So we           what sort of dinner we would be        my family, I would like them to give         29-ounce can cr ushed
                                      went up and down the aisles, his                                                                                          tomatoes
on that day. Call me a cynic, but                                              eating. When I told her we were        me a present this year. Yes, you
                                      head bent backward, waiting for                                                                                              1 cup water
where is the love?                                                             having chili, she raced to put         read that right. Their gift to me will       1 large carrot, grated
   I have been thinking a lot about   a kiss. We kissed and shopped,           her snow clothes away. She has         be time spent together, cooking a            1/2 red pepper, chopped
Valentine’s Day as it approaches.     kissed some more, and talked             been known to eat three bowls          beautiful dinner for ourselves.           fine
I could feel at peace with the        about the food we would eat that         of chili in one sitting. Amazing           In my mind, our Valentine’s              A few handfuls fresh spinach,
holiday if we weren’t expected to     week. It was love, right in the          for a 7-year-old string bean of a      Day gift will go like this: music         chopped fine
buy red heart-shaped goodies for      aisles at Price Chopper.                 girl. So I set a big bowl of chili     playing, a bottle of red wine, and           Sea salt to taste
those we care about. If we spent         And Lucy. My oldest daughter,         and a slice of cornbread down in       little bodies, busy in our kitchen.          1 teaspoon rosemary
just a little time being thankful     who grows more independent and           front of her. She stared for a long                                                 1/2 cup half-and-half
                                                                                                                      Paul will get messy, working. A
for the love given to us, I would     lovely every day. She sits next to       moment into her bowl. And then         little sauce will spill on his shirt.        For the sauce: Combine all
embrace this holiday.                 me at dinner. And watches what           hung her head to cry.                  We will bump into each other              of the ingredients except the
   With this sentiment in mind,       I do and what I eat. I grind fresh          “You. Know. I. Hate. Tofu,”         as we dance around, setting the           half-and-half a pot and cook over
I think about my family. Do we        pepper on my salad, she grinds           she said, thr ough bitterly            table and tossing salad.                  low heat, stirring. Keep warm
appreciate being loved?               fresh pepper on her salad. Lucy          disappointed tears.                        I really wanted something that        over low heat while you cook the
   In my eyes, love and affection     loves food as much as I do, and             The rest of the family dug          would take a few hands to put             raviolis. Add half-and-half to the
can be measured in the kitchen.       her enthusiasm is unmatched in           into their bowls of tofu chili. But    together, and ravioli is perfect          sauce before serving.
My family knows how much              our house. She shares my passion         Zoe refused. Angry with me for         for a crowd. This homemade
                                      for Indian, Thai noodles and dark        ruining a perfectly good bowl of                                                    Assemble the ravioli. Place
time goes into the food I prepare                                                                                     version is easy to make with
                                      chocolate. And I look at her love of                                                                                      three mozzarella pearls and
for them. All done out of love.                                                chili, she wouldn’t even touch her     won ton wrappers, and has fresh           1/2 teaspoon Asiago cheese in
Making a special meal that was        foods as another way of being close      cornbread.                             mozzarella inside. We love the            the center of one wrapper. Dip
requested? Ditto. Just one of         to me. She is my comrade in the             And you may ask, Where is the       combination of the soft pasta             a finger into a small bowl of
the many ways I show my love          kitchen. All done for love.              love in that? Zoe’s love for me, and   shell and the stretchy cheese             water and moisten the edges.
for them. And how do they                My husband, Paul, is my               her appreciation for my love, is       inside. The sauce is a very simple        Fold into a triangle. Run water
reciprocate?                          biggest fan and cheerleader. He          more subtle. She came home from        tomato sauce, pumped up a bit             over the edges after folding to
   First I thought about Elliot.      eats everything I cook. He even          school last week with an assignment    with vegetables. I use spinach,           ensure they are sealed. Use a
At 4 years old, he is still willing   eats the bad stuff. Paul would           for a big project: create a building   carrots and red peppers, but any          fork to crimp the edges. Place
                                      probably recall the Gorgonzola                                                  fresh vegetable could be added            on a cookie sheet, covered with
to love and hug anywhere. One                                                  from our community. Paul and
                                                                                                                      with good results. I finished             a damp kitchen towel. Do not
                                                                                                                                                                overlap raviolis or they will stick
                                                                                                                      the sauce with half-and-half,             together. Assemble the rest of
                                                                                                                      something I don’t often do. This          the ravioli. Keep covered until
                                                                                                                      sauce is fresh tasting, and very          you are ready to cook them.
                                                                                                                      creamy. A nice treat.                     Bring a pot of salted water to a
                                                                                                                          I’d like to thank my family           boil. Add a swirl of olive oil to
                                                                                                                      in advance for my Valentine’s             prevent sticking, and reduce
                                                                                                                      Day present. And when the                 heat to a gentle boil. Add raviolis
                                                                                                                      day arrives, I may not be such            with a slotted spoon, about eight
                                                                                                                                                                at a time. Cook for 3 minutes,
                                                                                                                      a scrooge about giving my kids
                                                                                                                                                                turn over and cook for another
                                                                                                                      something like a small bear               minute. Remove the ravioli, and
                                                                                                                      holding a satin heart. But for            keep in a covered dish while you
                                                                                                                      Zoe, a special Valentine’s Day            cook the rest.
                                                                                                                      promise: For you, my dear girl, I            To serve: Ladle a bit of the
                                                                                                                      will never make tofu chili again.         sauce into a shallow pasta or soup
                                                                                                                          The author is the food writer         bowl, and place the ravioli on top.
                                                                                                                      for Spotlight Newspapers and the          Serve with extra cheese.
                                                                                                                      mother of three children, Lucy,              Note: Fresh packaged won
                                                                                                                                                                ton skins are available in most
                                                                                                                      age 9, Zoe, age 7, and Elliot, age        grocer y stores. Look in the
                                                                                                                      4. She can be reached at news@            produce aisle, near the tofu.
                                                                                                                      spotlightnews.com.




                             34°                    15°
                                                               Wednesday        6:57am     5:22pm      Gore Mtn.      29" - 55”       8      80      Stratton Mt.    32" - 54"       8       92
  Wednesday, February 11           59°/1981     -18°/1962      Thursday         6:56am     5:23pm      Whiteface      34" - 41"       9      75      Sugarbush       22”- 68"       10      111
  Thursday, February 12            55°/1932     -16°/1979      Friday           6:55am     5:25pm      Bromley        26" - 41"       6      45      Hunter Mtn.     30" - 80”       7       46
  Friday, February 13              58°/1900     -18°/1875      Saturday         6:53am     5:26pm      Mt. Snow       40" - 62"      11     100      Jay Peak        18" - 36"       8       75
  Saturday, February 14            63°/1946     -10°/1987      Sunday           6:52am     5:27pm      Okemo          50" - 58"      19     119      Jiminy Peak     30" - 60"       5       43
  Sunday, February 15              55°/2006     -22°/1943      Monday           6:50am     5:29pm      Belleayre      28" - 69"       6      45      Windham         36" - 60"      10       46
  Monday, February 16              61°/2006     -20°/1943      Tuesday          6:49am     5:30pm      Stowe          37”- 65”       11     111      Smugglers’      30" - 60"       6       77
  Tuesday, February 17             60°/1981     -16°/1973                                              Killington     46" - 54"      18     140      Bousquet        18” - 36”       4       18
                                                                February 16th        February 24th
                                                                Last                 New
  47.4 inches as of Friday, February 6th                                                           The days are now
  8.3 inches above average                                                                         more than 1½ hours              Wednesday          6:06am,   6:19pm        12:16am,    12:32pm
                                                                                                   longer than they were           Thursday          6:53am,    7:04pm         1:02am,    1:23pm
                                                                                                   in December. The sun            Friday            7:39am,    7:49pm         1:47am,    2:14pm
  February 14, 2007 The now infamous Valentine’s Day                                               now rises before 7am            Saturday          8:26am,    8:36pm         2:33am,    3:05pm
  Snowstorm hit the Northeast. Albany officially had 17        Venus         Evening   Bright WSW and sets at close to             Sunday            9:15am,    9:26pm         3:21am,    3:58pm
  inches but amounts ranged up to 28 inches in SW              Saturn        Late Evng Rising East 5:30pm, more than an            Monday            10:06am,   10:20pm        4:11am,    4:53pm
  Albany County and locally over 40 inches to the north        Mercury       Dawn      Vy Low ESE hour later than in               Tuesday           11:00am,   11:17pm        5:03am,    5:48pm
  and west. At times, snow fell at 2 to 4 inches per hour.                                         December.
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                                                                                              Around the County
BH-BL ups property tax exemption IN BRIEF
   Low-income residents of          eligible for the full 50 percent                                              at state government.                       13, and reopen as Treasures at
the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake       exemption from property taxes,        Parents invited                                                                    60 West Ave. on March 3.
                                                                                                                      The program will be held
School District who are elderly
or disabled have until March
                                    which are determined by the
                                    assessed value a home. The
                                                                          to info session                         Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4                 Proceeds from sales will
                                                                             Saratoga Springs High School         p.m. on March 22 and 29 and                benefit the Saratoga Hospital
1 to take advantage of higher       limit increases incrementally up      will hold an infor mational
property tax exemptions.            to 5 percent for those making                                                 April 5, 19 and 26 at the state            Guild.
                                                                          session for parents of students         Militar y Heritage Museum
   The district’s Board of          $35,500 to $36,400. A chart is        with disabilities from 4 to 6
                                    available on the district’s Web                                               on Lake Avenue in Saratoga
Education voted to increase the
exemption to a maximum of 50        site: www.bhbl.org.
                                                                          p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the         Springs. Adults are sought to              Senior center slates
                                                                          distance learning room. The             volunteer for one or more of
percent at its Jan. 27 meeting.        The exemption does not             meeting is for parents whose            the sessions to facilitate student
                                                                                                                                                             watercolor workshop
Though making a change is not       change the amount of money            students will be in grades eight                                                      The Shenenendehowa Senior
                                                                                                                  activities.
unusual since the state revises     the district raises from the          through 12 in 2009-2010.                                                           Center will host a jeweled
the limits from time to time,       property tax.                                                                     Those interested in                    watercolor workshop with
                                                                             Presenters are Susan                 par ticipating should contact
the board felt that given the          “That’s not quite as easy a                                                                                           Susan Wiley Saturday, March
                                                                          DeRocker, assistant principal           J a n e We i h e , L e a d e r S p a r k
economic climate, providing         decision as people might think,”                                                                                         28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
                                                                          for special education, and              coordinator, at 584-7395 or
extra relief to taxpayers was a     said Multer. “The taxes that a        Robert Kelly, assistant director                                                      Participants will learn about
worthy action.                                                                                                    email mweihe1@nycap.rr.com.
                                    low-income senior citizen are         for pupil ser vices.                                                               hues, chroma and compatibility,
   “The board of education felt     exempted from paying still have                                                                                          transparency vs. opacity and
                                                                             Parents who attend will learn
                                                                                                                                                             how to use colors to their
strongly that in the current year
we have to provide the maximum
                                    to be paid by someone.”               more about the continuum                Committee seeks                            advantage.
                                       Eligible residents should          of special education ser vices
amount of suppor t possible,”       contact their town’s assessor         for those grades. The session
                                                                                                                  grant applicants                              The cost is $35. Call Angela
said district spokeswoman           by the March 1 deadline in                                                       The Saratoga County Citizen’s           399-1824 with questions and to
                                                                          may be particularly helpful for
Christy Multer.                     order to take advantage of the                                                Committee for Mental Health is             sign up.
                                                                          parents whose special needs
   Residents over 65 or who         exemption.                                                                    seeking applicants for its annual
                                                                          students will transition from
are disabled with an annual                                                                                       grants of up to $1,000.
                                                       —Charles Wiff      the middle school to the high
income of $0 to $28,000 are                                               school next year.                          The committee gives the                 High school to give
                                                                                                                  money to agencies, programs
                                                                             For information, call 587-
                                                                                                                  and individuals in Saratoga
                                                                                                                                                             out Respect Award
District plans universal pre-K                                            6690, ext. 3367.
                                                                                                                  County that provide ser vices
                                                                                                                                                                Saratoga Springs High
                                                                                                                                                             School will again give out the
                                                                                                                  to the mentally ill. The grants
   The Saratoga Springs City           Interested parents should                                                                                             Respect Award this year.
                                                                          LWV recruiting                          are distributed in December,
School District will fund a         call Thomas Mele, assistant                                                   March and June of each year.                  The awar d is sponsor ed
universal pr e-kindergar ten        superintendent for elementar y        for LeaderSpark                         Applications for the next award            by the W ilton Rotar y Club
                                                                                                                                                             of Rotar y Inter national in
pr ogram for the 2009-2010          education, at 583-4474.                  The League of Women Voters           cycle are due Saturday, Feb.
school year.                           For information, visit             of Saratoga County is recruiting        28.                                        collaboration with the high
   The district is accepting        http://www.saratogaschools.           student participants and adult                                                     school faculty and staf f, as
                                                                                                                     For information and an
names of children in the district   org/NewsPublications/                 facilitators for LeaderSpark,                                                      well as the high school Parent-
                                                                                                                  application, call Caroline Russell
who will turn 4 on or before        universalprekinfo.htm.                a national leadership training                                                     Teacher-Student Organization.
                                                                                                                  Smith at 857-9361.
Dec. 1, 2009.                                                             program that trains students                                                       It recognizes sophomore,
                                                                          in organizing projects, dealing                                                    junior and senior students
                                                                                                                  Thrift shop moving,                        who have ear ned respect of
Pre-registration set for kindergarten                                     with conflict, running meetings,
                                                                          public speaking and working in                                                     their teachers, parents, friends,
   Saratoga Springs City            their child’s elementar y school      teams.                                  holding sale                               others and themselves.
Schools are pre-registering         with the child’s name, address,                                                  The Guilded Flower Thrift                  Students interested
                                                                             High school sophomores
all students who will star t        phone number, date of bir th                                                  Shop in Saratoga Springs                   in applying may pick up
                                                                          and juniors who live or go to
kindergar ten in September.         and gender.                                                                   is having a moving sale                    applications in the ninth-grade
                                                                          school in Saratoga County are
   Children who will be 5              Parents of pre-registered                                                  Wednesday to Friday, Feb. 11               office. Applicants are required
                                                                          invited to participate in the free
years old on or before Dec.         children will be mailed                                                       to 13.                                     to gather recommendations
                                                                          program.Three participants will
1, 2009, are eligible to attend     invitations to attend a parent        be chosen to attend the league’s           Store hours for the final               from adults and peers as well
kindergar ten during the 2009-      orientation meeting in April and      Inside Albany conference in             week are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on              as complete a writing task.
2010 school year.                   to set up specific appointments       April, joining high school              Wednesday and Thursday and                 Completed applications are due
   Pre-kindergar ten census         for kindergar ten registration        students throughout the state           11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. The           by March 27.
forms, which will be sent           and screening.                        to take a comprehensive look            store will close on Friday, Feb.
home with elementar y and
pre-school students on Feb.
6, should be completed and
retur ned by Feb. 23 to the
school the child will attend.
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                                                Matters of Opinion Spotlight
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                                                                       Your role in saving hearts and lives
   No tradition without taxation                                             By BOB ELLING
       Sometimes, you have to think with your wallet instead
    of your heart.
                                                                         news@spotlightnews.com

                                                                          The writer has been a career
                                                                                                               Point of View
       Tradition, pride and a sense of identity are the cor-           paramedic, EMS educator and
    nerstones of a great community — they are the heartfelt            author for three decades. He is an     arrest victims we successfully
    reasons why we call a particular municipality “home”               Albany Medical Center employee         resuscitated had someone on the
    over any other.                                                    who teaches in the Hudson Valley       scene who knew how to quickly
                                                                       Community College paramedic            access the EMS system and start
       And there is no doubt in any of our minds here at The           program and works as a medic           administering CPR before we
    Spotlight that Rotter-                                             in Colonie and the Times Union         even arrived. In those situations

                                      Editorial
    dam Supervisor Steve                                               Center. He is a volunteer with         where the resuscitation was not
    Tommasone had these                                                the American Heart Association,        successful, in patients of all ages,
    sentiments first and                                               a Capital Region Advisory Board        often a family member simply
    foremost in his mind                                               member, and a member of the            stood by, not knowing what to
    when he and the rest of the Rotterdam Town Board decided           Emergency Cardiovascular Care          do.
    to fund the ailing Rotterdam EMS instead of entering the           Committee. He lives in Colonie.            Success in resuscitation                                     Bob Elling
    town into an agreement with privately owned Mohawk                    Soon it will be Valentine’s         takes an EMS system which has
    Ambulance service.                                                 Day, and many of you have              strengthened all the links in the              within the first minutes after
                                                                       been searching for a while for         chain of survival. The chain of
       Tommasone said the town would subsidize Rotterdam                                                                                                     the patient drops. So the best
                                                                       the right card, box of candy,          survival is made up of early access
    EMS with a monthly payment of $10,000. The agreement                                                                                                     way that you can be prepared to
                                                                       flowers or jewelry. The American        to a patient in cardiac arrest;
    will be effective until the end of the year, at which time the                                                                                           save the life of your loved ones,
                                                                       Heart Association has designated       early CPR, early defibrillation,
    town will consider the establishment of a tax district to pay                                                                                            friends, family and neighbors, is
                                                                       Februar y as American Hear t           and early advanced life support,
    for the service. The same service provided by Mohawk                                                                                                     to learn CPR. We understand
                                                                       Month, and there are a number          as well as implemented the AHA                 that the bystander rate of
    Ambulance, according to its spokesman Tom Nardacci,                of awareness programs you will         Guidelines for the highest quality             initiating CPR is somewhere
    would provide coverage to the town at no cost to taxpayers,        be hearing about. The goal of the      of out-of-hospital and in-hospital             around 27 percent, and actually
    billing patients and insurance companies instead.                  AHA, and my personal focus, is         care.                                          a large number of those rescuers
       Tommasone said during the Feb. 6 meeting that there             to decrease death and disability           I have spent my adult years                stepping up to help others are off-
                                                                       from cardiovascular disease and        training EMTs and paramedics to
    are funds from the 2009 budget that will be able to cover          stroke. Now, that may sound a
                                                                                                                                                             duty healthcare providers. Some
    the cost of Rotterdam EMS. However, he also said back in                                                  properly care for you, your family,            communities have addressed this
                                                                       bit lofty when we all seem to be       and your neighbors. This has
    November, when the 2009 town budget was proposed, that                                                                                                   issue head-on and trained large
                                                                       focused on the failing economy,        been a very rewarding career for
    “We’re holding the line on all spending for 2009 in particular,”                                                                                         numbers of the public in CPR
                                                                       but I believe that saving hearts       me knowing that our efforts do
    and, “While we would like to keep the town tax to zero, it                                                                                               as well as strategically placing
                                                                       and lives has never been of            save people’s lives. I believe that
    is next to impossible because you’re always going to have                                                                                                automated external defibrillators
                                                                       higher impor tance than it is          all my fellow instructors in the
    some increase in costs that are outside your control.”                                                                                                   in public buildings. The benefit is
                                                                       today.                                 paramedic program do a great                   tremendous … more bystanders
       This much is true: Towns, too often it seems, are at the           Sure, it’s a lot easier to shop     job at the task of preparing the               willing to start CPR and more
    budgetary mercy of too many items that are outside of              for that card and candy compared       rescuers to do their job.                      survivors!
    their control. The decision to subsidize Rotterdam EMS,            to contemplating the concept               However, it is important for                   Today, learning CPR is no
    however, is not one of them.                                       that saving hearts and lives is        ever yone reading this column                  more complicated than learning
                                                                       your personal responsibility. The      to clearly understand that even
       Rotterdam taxpayers, just like taxpayers everywhere,                                                                                                  how to brush your teeth. The
                                                                       good news I have for you is that       if you live in a community with
    have tough times ahead. Rotterdam taxpayers are already                                                                                                  AHA has made this very simple
                                                                       your role is both essential and        excellent EMTs and paramedics,
    facing a one-time charge for an assessment error made                                                                                                    with its CPR Anytime kit which
                                                                       will not be too difficult a task to     lots of fancy equipment and
    in 2007 — one that will cost a homeowner with a home                                                                                                     has its own blow-up manikin
                                                                       prepare for.                           rapid access to highly trained
    valued at $150,000 an extra $125. They need not be made                                                                                                  and a 25-minute DVD to watch
                                                                          In three decades of responding      hospital emergency department                  as you practice the technique of
    any tougher by having to pay for a service a privately             to patients in distress, I have been   personnel, the successful                      CPR right in your living room.
    owned company can provide.                                         a part of the team attempting          outcome from a cardiac arrest                  Of course, you can always take
       Tommasone has told Spotlight Newspapers that, in                to resuscitate hundreds of             that occurs in your home is                    a course of fered by the EMS
    regard to the EMS conundrum, “private industry offers              cardiac arrest victims. Some           still ver y much dependent on                  ser vices and fire depar tment
    no guarantees.”                                                    were successful but many were          what happens in the first few                  in your community should you
                                                                       not. I have worked in suburban         minutes.                                       prefer to have an instr uctor
       But it does, and it has to. Private industry — at least at      communities like Colonie and
    our local level — lives and dies on the guarantee of good                                                     The AHA’s advocacy work                    assist you.
                                                                       Clifton Park, as well as urban         includes our efforts to convince
    service. Unlike a government-run entity, a private company                                                                                                   So why not make a commitment
                                                                       areas like midtown Manhattan           the governor and state legislators
    like Mohawk Ambulance can’t turn to its taxpayers for a                                                                                                  this Valentine’s Day to the ones
                                                                       and Flushing, Queens. An               of the need to take 30 minutes out             you love that you will lear n
    $10,000-a-month bailout.                                           obser vation I must share with         of the high school curriculum                  CPR? Write it on the card you
                                                                       you is that all of the cardiac         to train our children in CPR. If               buy and follow up right away.
                                                                                                              this becomes the law, we will be               Take half an hour and learn the
                                                                                                              training the next generation of                lifesaving skills to help us help
                                                                                                              rescuers.                                      you help your loved ones survive
                                                                                                                  Why do we think it is so                   a sudden cardiac arrest! You can
                                                                                                              important for so many people to                get information about learning




      Spotlight
                                                       President and CEO — Richard K. Keene                   be trained in CPR? Here is some                CPR and the CPR Anytime kit at
                                                       Vice President and COO — John A. McIntyre Jr.          very startling data. Between 75                www.americanheart.org.
                                                       Executive Editor — Tim Mulligan                        to 80 percent of cardiac arrests                   You can also find a lot of
                                                                                                              occur in the home. Research                    information about heart health
                                                                                                              has shown that together we can                 and the American Hear t
                                                                                                              double, if not triple, the chances             Association’s many causes at
                                                                                                              of sur vival if CPR is star ted                americanheart.org.
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Tedisco a champion of child safety
Editor, The Spotlight:                  But other initiatives Jim has        Jim also enacted the
                                                                                                                                                           Stimulus package
   I suppor t Jim Tedisco for
Congress because he supports
issues of child safety. No other
state politician has his record of
                                     worked on that people might not
                                     know about pertain to Internet
                                     safety. Children often have a
                                     higher technical proficiency
                                                                         Electronic Security and
                                                                         Targeting of Online Predators
                                                                         Act. This requires that sex
                                                                         of fenders must register any
                                                                                                                                                           will harm seniors
                                                                                                                                                           Editor, The Spotlight:                                                                 delays due to the high costs
commitment to the safety and         than their par ents leaving         Internet account and all Internet                                                     How many people are aware                                                          and prior approvals. It could
protection of our children.          childr en at risk for online        identifiers used by them.                                                         of the hidden and “buried”                                                             marginalize seniors and make
   Probably the most well            predators. Jim worked with the          It is my hope that                                                            contents of the stimulus bill?                                                         it impossible, for example, if
known initiative he has helped       commissioner of education to        Assemblyman Tedisco can                                                                                                                                                  the patient were over 65, to get
                                                                                                                                                              For example, there is the
to create is the Amber Aler t        develop guidelines concerning       carr y this commitment to child                                                                                                                                          life-saving medical ser vices
                                                                                                                                                           proposal to set up a government
System, helping to successfully      Internet safety to help ensure      safety to a national level.                                                                                                                                              such as dialysis or bypass
                                                                                                                                                           board to “advise” doctors
recover missing children             par ents and students have                       Annemarie Pingelski                                                                                                                                         surger y, if needed. This could
                                                                                                                                                           on “approved” treatment for
quickly and return them safely       proper knowledge of safety                                                                                                                                                                                   be a death sentence for some
                                                                                                Halfmoon                                                   medical conditions. All over
to their families.                   resources and technical                                                                                                                                                                                      seniors!
                                                                                                                                                           the world, a nationalized
                                     assistance.                                                                                                                                                                                                     It is cr ucial that this
                                                                                                                                                           health care system controls
                                                                                                                                                           costs by limiting treatment.                                                           stimulus bill be voted down.
IN BRIEF                                                                                                                                                      I assume this stimulus                                                              Who, on a retiree’s fixed
                                                                                                                                                           proposal would, likewise,                                                              income, can af ford the huge
                                     Papers                                 •James P. Kehrer, Jr., an                                                                                                                                             tax increases this “spending”
UAlbany welcomes                                                         engineering super visor with
                                                                                                                                                           be enforced by payment/
                                                                                                                                                           nonpayment to doctors by                                                               bill would incur anyway?
                                        •Joseph J. DeConno, U.S.
new MBA class                        benefits manager for workplace       New York State Electric and Gas                                                   insurance companies and/or                                                                Citizens, please contact
   The University at Albany          absence for SABIC Innovative        Corporation                                                                       Medicare for “unapproved”                                                              your senators and help us stop
School of Business’s Weekend         Plastics                               •Mac-Arthur Louis, a senior                                                    treatment. Seniors could then                                                          this travesty.
MBA Program recently welcomed           •Stacey J. Fantauzzi,            consultant with CGI-AMS                                                           expect inferior medical care                                                                           Patricia Carlton
its Class of 2010, the largest in    construction manager for Simplex       •Richard A. MacGregor, Jr.                                                     or long, and sometimes fatal,                                                                             Ballston Spa
program history.                     Grinnell                               •Stephen A. Murphy, system
   The 30-member cohor t
includes:
                                        •Ann M. Finnegan Miller,         administrator for the New York                                                    Tedisco the right candidate for the 20th
                                     consultant in economic and          Independent System Operator
    •Amanda A. Avery, general        community development and                                                                                             Editor, The Spotlight:                                                                   I would be willing to drive
                                                                            •Hai Qiu, a lead scientist for                                                                                                                                        to towns in the district to
counsel with the Capital District    small business financing             GE Global Research                                                                   Even though I am not in the
Transportation Authority                                                                                                                                   20th Congressional district, I                                                         help.
                                        •Noah J. Francis, Atmospheric       •Stephen J. Roudebush, sales
   •Vaidya Balasubramaniam,          Forecasting Leader for GE                                                                                             would really like to help get                                                                    Kristen Kwiatkowski
                                                                         manager at BMI Supply                                                             Jim Tedisco’s name out there
a manager with Tokyo Electron        Energy                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Schenectady
Limited                                                                     •Rebecca K. Schenker, an                                                       and encourage people to vote
                                        •Bryan D. Funk, an associate     attorney and former risk manager                                                  for him. I have followed what
   •Terance P. Blake, a pre-         accountant at MetLife               for a mortgage ban                                                                                                                                                                            Got news?
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   •Anthony Brennan, chief                                                  •Linda A. Verde, PMP, a
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   •Mary J. Childs, director of      Corning Cable Systems               and second years. Classes are
government relations for the            •Bilal M. Kaifi, a business      held primarily in the School’s
National Development Council         analyst at the New York State       Executive Education Center in
   •Steven B. Croke, vice            Office of Children and Family       Clifton Park.
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                                                                                                                                                                        Canine communication
                                                                                                                                                                         Animal trainer helps dogs                                                          leave their animals between two        taken in some animals in the
                                                                                                                                                                          understand what their                                                             nights and two weeks, but she          interim.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            has kept dogs for as long as a            She said many had issues,
                                                                                                                                                                          owners expect of them                                                             month. Boarding at her kennel is       including one pit bull “with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $27 per day.                           lots of energy.” The 4-year-old
                                                                                                                                                                            By DAN SABBATINO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Her dog training, though, is       would not listen to commands,
                                                                                                                                                                            Spotlight Newspapers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            where she has really made her          and would constantly nip and
                                                                                                                                                                        sabbatinod@spotlightnews.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mark. She focuses on using body        jump on people. She said using
                                                                             Mind over matter is an idea                                                                                                                                                    language rather than verbal            her training techniques, she
                                                                          that has been at the forefront                                                                                                                                                    commands to help keep dogs             was able to train the animal to
                                                                          of philosophical conversation                                                                                                                                                     calm. There are some words and         behave, and it was eventually
                                                                          for ages. One Guilderland                                                                                                                                                         sounds that she uses, but she          able to be adopted.
                                                                          animal trainer has translated                                                                                                                                                     said the best training techniques         “You have to see what you have.
                                                                          that strategy into a way to keep                                                                                                                                                  involve getting the dog to know        Most of it is a frustration level,” she
                                                                          animals calm and obedient.                                                                                                                                                        what you are thinking.                 said of why some dogs seem like
                                                                             Patricia Marciano r uns a                                                                                                                                                          She demonstrated her techniques    they cannot be trained.
                                                                          business at a rural property near                                                                                                                                                 on Regen, a 4-year-old yellow lab         She said a lot of her expertise
                                                                          Guilderland’s western border. On                                                                                                                                                  and a real “pistol.” Marciano said     comes from watching other
                                                                          her property sits a house, a horse                                                                                                                                                Regen has consistently been a          trainers, reading books,
                                                                          stable and a kennel of dogs.                                                                                                                                                      “trouble dog.”                         experience and patience.
                                                                             Outside the kennel, the scent                                                                                                                                                      “He is a ver y active dog,”           Marciano has watched top-level
                                                                          of burning wood fills the air;                                                                                                                                                    Marciano said. “He has the             trainers and said it is important to
                                                                          Marciano is petting the only dog                                                                                                                                                  attention span basically of a          find the techniques that work best
                                                                          that lives with her full time, a                                                                                                                                                  flea.”                                  for the individual dog.
                                                                          half-Dalmatian named Greta.                                                                                                                                                           Regen once broke his owner’s          “Is what this person is doing
                                                                             Marciano has run her dog                                                                                                                                                       rib when he chased after a rabbit      something I can replicate at
                                                                          training and boarding business                                                                                                                                                    while on a walk.                       home?” she asked.
                                                                          since 2004 and is an avid horse                                                                                                                                                       Her strategy with Regen was           She said most dogs that act
                                                                          rider and self-proclaimed animal                                                                                                                                                  to give him a choice to do what        rambunctious are confused
                                                                          lover her whole life. This love                                                                                                                                                   is correct, and what is wrong,         about the expectations of their
                                                                          of animals translated into a                                                                                                                                                      then reward him when he does           owners. She said humans give
                                                                          career as one of the area’s most                                                                                                                                                  what she is asking. She stressed       dogs many mixed signals about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            that he must have a choice, and
Patricia Marciano demonstrates her dog training techniques with Regen, respected dog trainers.                                                                                                                                                              it is important to start with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   how they should act.
a 4-year-old yellow lab.                                                     For her boarding business,                                                                                                                                                                                               “It’s a communication issue,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            simple tasks.
                                                  Dan Sabbatino/Spotlight she said, owners will typically                                                                                                                                                                                          she said. “Every dog is a product
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “I’m just asking him to stay       of its owner.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            here,” she said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marciano said if dogs knew
  Ophthalmology (Eyes)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          She tries to get him to focus on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            her body language, and she does
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            not actually say much at all.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   that their owners expected them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to be calm, they would, as dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   are innately obedient.
                                                                          Q: Everyand sometimesathey tear excessively.eyes. Sometimes they get very
                                                                             dry,
                                                                                   winter I have tough time with my
                                                                                                                       What causes this, and what can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “When he has the ability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to focus on me it takes out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “One of the things that I find
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   with dogs is that they do want to
                                                                                        I do about it?                                                                                                                                                      ever ything in the world,” she
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   please,” she said.
                                                                                        “Dry eye syndrome is an increasingly common condition characterized                                                                                                 said.
                                                                             A:         by deficient tear production or increased evaporation of the tear layers,                                                                                                A large part of what Marciano
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ironically, she said, most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   humans are tr ying to please
                                                                                        causing ocular discomfort. When the tear production is poor, most peo-                                                                                              does is to get the dog to focus on
                                                                                        ple will complain of gritty, red eyes. Those who worry about excessively                                                                                            her head, and instead of yanking       their dogs, and end up sending
                                                                                        watery eyes are generally experiencing increased tear film evaporation.                                                                                              him with the leash, she allows         the wrong message about what
                                                                                        The causes of dry eye syndrome are many, including age (greater with                                                                                                him to follow her body and go          behaviors are expected.
                                                                                        women than in men), side effects of many medications (including those                                                                                               where she wants him to without            Most people, she said, would
                                                                                        for blood pressure and cholesterol, etc.), poor diet, dehydration, or re-                                                                                           being forceful.                        love the opportunity to relax,
                                                                                        lating to a systemic disease. The first line of therapy should always be                                                                                                 She said people often think        and if they were expected to,
                                                                                        increased hydration; drink more water. If you are not taking any blood                                                                                              that using the leash is the best       and if they were told to, would
                                                                                        thinners and have no bleeding disorders, an Omega 3 fatty acid supple-                                                                                              way to control a dog, however          do so.
                                                                                        ment may help with your symptoms. Artificial tears such as Systane Ultra                                                                                             that is a mistake.                        “I’m not looking to r un a
     Steven D. Clark                                                                    ® or Optive ® are good choices, but an exam with your ophthalmolo-                                                                                                                                         marathon every day. If someone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “The mental leash is much
         RPA-C                                                                          gist is always advised, as dry eye syndrome may indicate a larger sys-                                                                                              stronger than any physical leash       tells me to sit down and read a
                                                                                        temic problem, and other therapies may be required. If left unchecked,                                                                                              you will ever have,” she said.         book, I’m in.”
                                                                                        dry eye syndrome can decrease your vision, and your quality of life.”                                                                                                                                         Susan Green, president of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                She also said people often
                                                                                        —Steven D. Clark, Physician Assistant                                                                                                                                                                      Guilderhaven, an animal welfare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            accidentally r einfor ce bad
   Please contact Melissa Secore, Professional Relations at 268-1974 or msecore@albanytroyeye.com for additional information.                                                                                                                               behavior.                              organization, said Marciano has
                    Also, visit www.albanytroyeye.com for more educational information on dry eye syndrome.                                                                                                                                                     She said if a dog jumps on         been a great help to the group.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            someone and that person uses              “We have taken advantage of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   her expertise over the past seven
                                                                                              no   Flo
                                                                                        W e K no w Flo o rs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            his or her hands to get it down,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the dog could misinterpret that        or eight years,” Green said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            as petting and think it is behavior       She said Marciano has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            that person is seeking.                provided advice and fostered

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Marciano said she star ted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            out boarding dogs when the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Guilderland animal shelter was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            under renovation and she had
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   animals for Guilderhaven.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “I appreciate her more than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   she will ever know,” Green
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■ Cupid            (From Page 1)

    While he and his friends
groaned at first and resisted, think-
ing that they couldn’t have as much
fun with their friend’s little sister
hanging around, over time, Right-
myer started to enjoy hanging out
with Judy.
    “All through college, Judy be-
came a good friend of mine. We’d
write letters to each other, and on
our vacations we’d always make
sure to get her friends out with my
friends,” said Rightmyer.
    “By the time I was a senior in         Jack and Judy Rightmyer, above left, who have been happily married for 26 years, met through Judy’s brother, Jim, who was one of Jack’s best
college, I had a secret crush on           friends growing up. Anna and Donald Carbonneau, above right, had this picture taken in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. Don Carbonneau
Judy, but she was my friend Jim’s          passed away in November 2005, but Anna Carbonneau remembers him with fond memories.
sister and I couldn’t ask her out,”                                                                                                                                    Submitted photos
said Rightmyer.
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myer.                                      marrying him,” said Carbonneau.
    Judy was a junior at Plattsburgh           They had five children and were      tral Middle School, met his wife,            David Olsen, director for the Sa-           movies or plays together, again,
State College. Rightmyer was get-          married for 52 years. Donald died       Patty, when they were working to-            maritan Counseling Center of the            they should make time to enjoy
ting settled into life as an adult, liv-   in 2005.                                gether as park rangers in New York           Capital Region in Scotia.                   those activities.
ing in his own apartment and work-             “It was a true love affair. I had   City.                                            Olsen said that sometimes one               “Literally making that a prior-
ing full time.                             a friend who worked with me who              “We worked together for about           partner ends up pursuing the other          ity despite how busy both of them
    “One afternoon in March I went         wrote me a note a year after Don        two years, both involved with other          partner more, or one becomes                might be,” said Olsen.
out for a long run after school.           passed away and said, ‘I didn’t         people,” said Gill.                          more communicative and the other                When it comes to finding love,
While I was on my run, Judy drove          know what to say to you, but there          He said those other relation-            becomes less communicative. He              some of the obvious routes, such
by, rolled her window down, and            are very few people who are truly       ships eventually faded and Patty             said it’s important to find a sense          as online dating, aren’t as benefi-
we had a nice talk. She was home           in love, and you two were,’” said       was promoted to his boss.                    of balance where couples can work           cial as they seem.
from college for a few days,” said         Carbonneau.                                 “We started hanging out togeth-          together.                                       “A lot of people are looking on-
Rightmyer.                                                                         er as friends, and it developed into             “Couples can cultivate the abil-        line. Unfortunately, the odds of that
    “After she left, I continued my                          •••                   more. We thought we were being               ity to recognize the dance as it hap-       happening in terms of it lasting are
run, but all I could think of was              For Katherine Burbank, ex-          discreet, with a work relationship,          pens,” said Olsen. “They’re going           not terribly good,” said Olsen.
Judy and how much I liked her;             ecutive director of the Guilderland     but all our friends and coworkers            to do a whole lot less damage, and              Instead, people should look in
how much I had always liked her.”          Chamber of Commerce, her story          knew. I think perhaps before I did,”         secondly then if they can use that          places where they’ll meet people
    Later that night, he called his        is somewhat like a modern-day           said Gill.                                   to pursue deeper forms of com-              who share similar interests.
friend Jim and told him that while         Brady Bunch tale. She met her                                                        munication then obviously they’re               If you’re very spiritual, Olsen
he knew it “sounded weird,” he             husband, a single father, at work.            Still crazy after all                  going to have a more intimate re-           suggested looking at people in the
wanted to ask Judy on a date. He               “I was getting divorced at the                                                   lationship.”                                same religious community. If you
wanted to make sure it was OK              time, and I knew that he liked me                 these years                            Olsen also recommended cre-             love hiking, join a hiking club. If you
                                           and he kept stopping in, but I was          Like most things in life, relation-      ating certain rituals that couples          like cooking, try a cooking class.
with Jim first.                                                                     ships take work.
    Jim gave his permission, and the       in the process of getting divorced,”                                                 can do together to keep things                  “Think of where you have inter-
                                           said Burbank.                               “For starters, the best way to           fresh — if couples enjoy going out          ests and get involved with people
rest was history. The two began                                                    keep a relationship alive and healthy
dating that summer.                            When her divorce was final,                                                       to dinner, they should make sure            who share those same interests,
                                           Burbank said, her husband asked         is for couples to cultivate the ability      they find time to do it with relative        and over time, there’s a way to meet
    “A few months after we began                                                   to be aware of their dance,” said
dating, we knew that we wanted to          her out on a date.                                                                   frequency. If they enjoy going to           people that way,” said Olsen.
spend our life together,” said Right-          “He said on that first date that I
myer. “In September of her senior          was going to marry him and I said,
year, I visited her for a weekend          ‘Oh, no I’m not -- I just got finished
in Plattsburgh. We sat on two Ad-          with a divorce,’ but I did [marry
irondack chairs overlooking Lake           him], and that was almost five years
Champlain and talked about get-            ago,” said Burbank. “We’re the
ting married.”                             Brady Bunch family now. We have
    He told his future wife that they      five kids between the two of us.”
would get married and have two
children – a boy and a girl – and                             •••
that they would travel a lot.                  DiAnna Zack, who lives and
    “Twenty-six and a half years           works in Saratoga Springs, met the
later we’re still married, and we’ve       love of her life when she was fixed
traveled to England, Ireland, Po-          up with her husband, Gary, on a
land, the Caribbean, Italy and all         blind date — but the date wasn’t set
over our country. We also have             up with the best intentions.
two children, a boy and a girl,” said          “I was dating someone who a
Rightmyer.                                 friend of mine wanted to date, so
                                           she said, ‘You know, you have to
                   •••                     meet this guy - he’s pretty nice,’ so
    Anna Carbonneau, 76, of Colo-          I did meet him, and it turned out
nie, and her late husband, Donald,         I knew his uncle, who I loved to
also met through friends, but they         death, and it was a really unusual
were deliberately set up.                  beginning,” said Zack. “Things like
    They were next-door neighbors,         that happen, I guess.”
but didn’t interact much until mu-             Things worked out. Zack’s hus-
tual friends decided to play Cupid.        band told her from day one that if
For Carbonneau, the attraction was         she wanted to be involved with him,
instant.                                   she would have to be involved with
    They were first introduced by           his glass business, which was his
their mothers but didn’t end up            life. She took to it. Today the Zacks
spending much time together until          own Symmetry Gallery in Saratoga
a few months later, when she had           Springs, and spend a significant
just finished nursing school and he         amount of time in their respective
had just gotten out of the service.        studios blowing glass into pieces of
    Carbonneau’s husband played            art and jewelry.
electric guitar in a band. Their mu-
tual friends invited Carbonneau to                          •••
listen, and she eventually ended up          Last, but not least, Edward Gill,
singing with them.                         who teaches at the Bethlehem Cen-
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■ Election
                                          The monitoring body will not
                                          set deadlines for disclosures

                   (From Page 1)
                                          until Paterson schedules the
                                          election, though.
                                              With national backing lin-
                                                                                       Clifton Park goes red
    “Generally, in special elec-          ing up behind the candidates,
tions you have a lower tur n-             it is likely that money will be
out that you would in the                 spent hard and fast. At the
general election, and that                same time, it’s doubtful that
may work to the advantage of              the figures will amount to
the Republicans,” said SUNY               last fall’s race between Gil-
Albany professor of political             librand and independently
                                                                                                                                                                            Though a vote by AMD shareholders
science Joe Zimmerman.                    wealthy Sandy Treadwell,
                                                                                                                                                                            that would have cleared the way
    With the district’s 196,118           who      collectively    bur ned
                                                                                                                                                                            for construction of this 1.3-million-
Republicans outnumbering                  through about $11.5 million.
                                                                                                                                                                            square-foot manufacturing facility in
the 125,486 Democrats, hav-                   “Why so much money
                                                                                                                                                                            Malta was delayed on Tuesday, review
ing more of the 118,364 un-               was spent last time was the
                                                                                                                                                                            of the site plan is moving ahead. Work
af filiated voters stay at home           fact Treadwell poured in so
                                                                                                                                                                            could begin at the site in late March.
works to the GOP’s advan-                 much money, and the Dem-
                                                                                                                                                                                                Submitted image
tage. And if those who do                 ocrats wanted to hold on to
                                          the seat,” said Zimmerman.
                                                                                                                                                                            ■ Deal
show don’t know Murphy’s
name, it creates an even                  “This time, it’s a dif ferent
greater disparity.                        situation.”
    A new poll by Public Opin-                When it comes to mon-                                                                                                                            (From Page 1)
ion      Strategies   (commis-            ey, the real factor is going
sioned by the Tedisco cam-                to be desire, said Zimmer-                                                                                                        manufacturing capabilities to the
paign) has confirmed what                 man. Will Democrats, who                                                                                                          Foundry Company as part of the
many have suspected — that                hold a healthy majority in                                                                                                        chipmaker’s “asset light” strat-
name recognition might be                 the House, be inclined to                                                                                                         egy aimed at reversing its eco-
the biggest bar rier for Mur-             put their weight into a race                                                                                                      nomic downward spiral.
phy to overcome. The poll                 against Republicans who see                                                                                                           Part of that approach involves
shows Tedisco leading 50 to               winning back the 20 th as a                                                                                                       doing manufacturing for companies
29, with the Assemblyman                  matter of pride?                                                                                                                  without plants like Fab 4x, the facili-
holding 64 percent name rec-                  “This was an embar rass-                                                                                                      ty’s code name. Despite a retracting
ognition among 400 of the                 ment when they lost the                                                                                                           high-tech market, Groseclose said
district’s voters polled.                 seat, and they want to get it                                                                                                     such a strategy is still viable.
    One independent candi-                back,” said Zimmerman. “I                                                                                                             “The world around us has
date has announced his bid                would anticipate much less                                                                                                        changed since we first talked about
so far: Eric Sundwall, a 41-              spending this time, though if                                                                                                     this, but we’re moving ahead,” he
year-old IT consultant, who               the Democrats want to hold                                                                                                        said. “We see a long-term market
hails from Niver ville. He’ll             on, they’ll have to match Te-                                                                                                     demand for what we are going to do
have the formidable task of               disco.”                                                                                                                           in this facility.”
collecting 3,500 valid voter                  Whoever manages to grab                                                                                                           AMD hopes that by next week,
signatures to get on the bal-             the seat will face a 2010 elec-              The Clifton Park Town Board declared Thursday, Feb. 12, as Wear Red                  they can get more than half of the
lot, a task that is dif ficult            tion, as well, as will Gilli-                Day in support of the American Heart Association’s efforts to raise                  shareholders to cast a vote.
enough over the multiple                  brand and Paterson. Demo-                    awareness for heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women in the United                     “At that meeting we will work to
weeks allowed under the                   crats, who now have grasped                  States. Councilwoman Lynda Walowit, right, presented a resolution                    make sure that we have a quorum
normal election cycle.                    control of the State Senate                  recognizing the proclamation to Meredith Cohn, center, and Lori Whitney,             of the voters and continue to move
    Scheduling aside, get-                for full r un of the legislature,            both of the American Heart Association, at the Monday, Feb. 9, meeting of            forward and have shareholder ap-
ting the message out will                 have a possible secret weap-                 the Town Board. Walowit encouraged all town hall employees and Clifton               proval,” said AMD’s Harry Wolin,
cost money. At the moment,                on. They could attempt to re-                Park citizens to wear an item of red clothing on Thursday.                           who chaired the abbreviated share-
there is no concrete way to               district the carefully drawn                                                                       Submitted photo                holder meeting
determine the size of the                 congressional districts into                                                                                                          AMD stock tumbled on news of
candidates’ respective war                something more demograph-                                                                                                         the delay, but it recovered to close at
chests, or how much money                 ically favorable. It’s techni-                                                                                                    $2.11, down 25 cents.
they have spent. The task of              cally possible to redistrict                 IN BRIEF                                                                                 The company’s representatives
collecting and disseminating              at any time, according to a                                                                                                       assured the Malta Planning Board
this information falls upon               2003 Supreme Cour t r uling,                        League to mark                        fragist Susan B. Anthony’s birthday     that the hiccup will not affect the
the Federal Election Com-                 though the GOP would no                                                                   Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Gideon        timeline for the construction of Fab
mission, as it would in any               doubt move to hinder the                           Anthony’s birthday                     Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs.       4x. They hope to move through the
                                          move legally.                                   The League of Women Voters of                Barbara Blaisdell, on behalf of      site plan approval process in steps,
normal Congressional race.                                                             Saratoga County will celebrate suf-          the Susan B. Anthony House in           starting with a soil disturbance
                                                                                                                                    Rochester, will portray Anthony.        permit that could be approved at a
                                                                                                                                    Local singer-songwriter Bob War-        March 10 meeting, clearing the way
                                                                                                                                    ren and his band will perform four      for “site enabling clearing works” to
                                                                                                                                    songs he has written about Antho-       begin in late March.
                                                                                                                                    ny, inspired by her passion for her         That will involve the clearing of
                                                                                                                                    cause. Relatives of Anthony will        vegetation, leveling of the site, con-
            Would you                                                                                                               also be in attendance to showcase       struction of temporary parking lots
                                                                                                                                    Anthony family artifacts.
          marry someone                                                                                                                The event will run from 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                            and offices and the placement of
                                                                                                                                                                            preliminary building platforms.
         you’ve never met?                                                                                                          to 12:30 p.m. In addition to the per-       This initial work should only re-
                                                                                                                                    formances, attendees will receive       quire 75 to 100 workers. When the
                                                                                                                                    a breakfast buffet, a copy of Bob       pouring of concrete and foundation
           Commitment is a serious matter.
                                                                                                                                    Warren’s CD, and a Susan B. An-         construction begins in the third
           When it comes to investing your                                                                                          thony dollar. The cost is $50 and       quarter, that number will increase
            hard earned money make sure                                                                                             the public is welcome.                  to 400 and continue to rise until as
               you pick the right partner.                                                                                             Call Barb Thomas at 885-9769         many as 1,200 workers are on site in
                                                                                                                                    for reservations by Friday, Feb. 6.     early 2010.
           Our in-house Research Analysts                                                                                              For information, visit the               Construction traffic will arrive
              conduct extensive, original,                                                                                          League’s Web site at www.lwvsara-       via Stone Break Road. Most of the
               independent research and                                                                                             toga.org.                               excavated dirt will be kept on the
            visit every company we own at                                                                                                                                   222-acre property for grading pur-
                                                                                                                                            Board of ed                     poses, which will limit the amount of
             least annually. We know our                                                                                                                                    truck traffic. Trucks will use North-
          stocks intimately and won’t tie the                                                                                              seeks member                     way Exit 10 to avoid the Village of
                   knot without dating.                                                                                                The Ballston Spa Board of Edu-       Round Lake.
                                                                                                                                    cation is looking for a new mem-            Fab 4x will total about 1.3-million-
                                                                                                                                    ber after Patrick Leanza recently       square-feet, most of which will be
              Smart investing is no accident.                                                                                       resigned.                               comprised of the manufacturing ele-
                                                                                                                                       The open position will be filled      ment. There will also be administra-
                                                                                                                                    for the remainder of the year by an     tive offices and other support build-
                                                                                                                                    appointment process. Interested         ings. The site plan leaves room for
                                                                                                                                    community members need to ap-           two other such facilities, to eventu-
                                                                All investing involves risk including the possible loss of
                                                                                                                                    ply and participate in an interview     ally be arranged in a massive “W.”
                                                                principal. Before investing, carefully read the fund’s investment   during a public session of the              Malta’s Planning Board will be
                                                                objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Contact us for a           Board. The term for the volunteer       devoting two meetings per month to
                                                                prospectus which contains this information.
                                                                                                                                    seat will be determined at the May      work through the site plan, which is
                                                                FAM Funds are distributed by Fenimore                               19 board candidate/budget vote          housed in 6-inch thick binders. If all
         Mutual funds and separately managed portfolios.        Securities, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC
                                                                                                                                    and will begin on July 1.               goes according to plan, the factory
                                                                                                                                       For information, call the dis-       will be active in 2012, at which time
                                    Cobleskill, NY • (800) 932-3271 • www.famfunds.com                                              trict office at 884-7195, ext. 329.      it will employ 1,465.
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                                                                                       Obituaries Spotlight
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John Cremen                          and Mable (Smith) Scruby.            was employed at the school as            In addition to her husband,       the son of the late Edward and
   John D. Cremen, 80,                  Mrs. Petersen graduated           assistant secretary and cafeteria     sur vivors include a son, Carl       Marguerite Muller.
of Saratoga Springs, died            from Longmont High School            manager. She and her husband,         (Patricia) Gilmore of Roanoke,          Mr. Muller retired in 1999 as
Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Saratoga      and attended the University of       Albert Gilmore, resided in Adams      Va.; two daughters, Cathleen         the branch manager from the
Hospital.                            Colorado. Her primary interest       Center until 1964, operating a        (Ross) Allman of Orlando,            S.V. Moffett Co., Inc. in Cohoes,
                                     was her family. She enjoyed          facility for teachers. They then      Fla. and Barbara Mae (Terr y)        where he had worked for more
   Born in New York City, he                                              moved to Plattsburgh, where           Humiston of Saratoga Springs;
was a salesman all his life and      being outdoors, bird watching,                                                                                  than 27 years.
                                     gardening and hiking. She was        Mrs. Gilmore was head baker           six grandchildren; and six great-       He enjoyed his many
enjoyed golf, fishing, the country                                         at SUNY Plattsburgh.                  grandchildren.
and a good joke. He was very         also involved in various book                                                                                   friendships that were developed
proud of his hole-in-one at his      groups and garden clubs.                After leaving that position,          Services will be held at 2 p.m.   over the years in the turf and
favorite golf course, Shuksan, in       Survivors include her husband     she worked as an office manager        on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Saratoga    irrigation field, working with
Washington State.                    of 67 years, Maurice Petersen;       for Monahan & Loughlin and            Springs United Methodist             many golf courses and colleges
                                     four daughters, Karen (Curt)         also provided UPS ser vice for        Church, 175 Fifth Ave., Saratoga     in the area.
   “John was always well dressed                                          the local area. She was involved      Springs.
and enjoyed the finer things         Adkisson, Kristen (Tom) Louis,                                                                                     Sur vivors include his
                                     Kim (James) Lindsay and Kathy        in Girl Scouts and she and her           Ar rangements were from           wife, Eleanor Baker Muller;
in life, a good meal and the                                              husband were caretakers for
company of friends and family,”      (David) Stewart; four sons, Eric                                           the William J. Burke & Sons/         two daughters, Kathr yn E.
                                     (Joyce) Petersen, Lauris (Susan)     Tapawingo Girl Scout Camp on          Bussing & Cunnif f Funeral           (Jer r y) Sprouse of Grafton,
the family wrote in tribute.                                              Lake Champlain. In 1972, the
                                     Petersen, Ber nt (Stephanie)                                               Homes of Saratoga Springs.           Va. and Kristine E. (Michael)
   Sur vivors include his wife,      Petersen and Kevin (Cathy)           couple moved to Orlando, Fla.,
Jean (Kuhlber g); and two                                                                                          Contributions may be made         Gnidowski of Rotterdam; and
                                     Petersen; 26 grandchildren; and      where she was office manager           to Hospice at Mar y’s Haven,         four grandchildren.
daughters, Deborah McDevitt          13 great-grandchildren.              for a constr uction company.
of Mt. Home, Ark., and Kristin                                                                                  35 New St., Saratoga Springs            Arrangements were by the
                                        There will be no calling hours,   They then moved to Atlanta,           12866.
Mason of Blaine Wash.                                                                                                                                Gordon C. Emerick funeral
                                     and a private memorial service       Ga., and formed Commercial
   Arrangements were by the                                                                                                                          Home of Clifton Park.
                                     will be held at the convenience      Roofing Consulting Corporation,
                                                                                                                                                        Contributions may be made
W illiam J. Burke & Sons/
Busisng & Cunnif f Funeral
                                     of the family.                       which they ran until 1990, when       Kenneth Muller                       to the American Lung Assn.
                                                                          Mrs. Gilmore retired. They               Kenneth E. Muller, 71, of
Homes of Saratoga Springs.              Arrangements were by the                                                                                     Of Nor theaster n New York,
                                                                          then moved to Porter Corners,         Halfmoon, died Friday, Jan. 30, at
Services were from the Church        William J. Burke & Son/Bussing                                                                                  3 Winners Circle, Suite 300,
                                                                          residing there for 14 years before    St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy.
of St. Peter, Saratoga Springs.      & Cunnif f Funeral Homes of                                                                                     Albany 12205.
                                                                          moving to Saratoga Springs.              Born in Newburgh, he was
                                     Saratoga Springs.
   Contribtions may be made                                                  Mrs. Gilmore was a trustee
to the Dominican Spiritual                                                on the Board of Directors of
Life Center, 1945 Union St.,
Niskayuna 12309 or the Church
                                     Barbara Gilmore                      Saratoga Methodist Church,
                                        Barbara Hor ton Gilmore,          covering the memorial fund,
of St. Peter, 241 Broadway,          91, of Saratoga Springs, died        and she and her husband were
Saratoga Springs 12866.              Thursday, Jan. 29.                   both volunteers for Hospice. The
                                        Born in Hounsfield, she was        couple enjoyed dancing to jazz
                                     the daughter of the late Gilbert     and Mrs. Gilmore was skilled at
Katharine Petersen                   and Bertha Palms Horton.             painting, knitting and crocheting.
  F. Katharine (Kay) Petersen,                                            In the later years of her life, she
87, of Saratoga Springs, died           Mrs. Gilmore spent her early      devoted much of her time to
Monday, Feb. 2, at her home.         childhood years on the farm          cataloguing the genealogy of
  Born in Longmont, Colo., she       and graduated from Adams             her extended family and created
was the daughter of the late Rolla   Center High School in 1934. She      many notebooks and albums.




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                                                                                                      Obituaries Spotlight
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Carl Marion                           well known in the community.                       enjoyed cooking for family and        and nephews.                          daughter of the late Peter A.
   Carl Joseph Marion, 82, of         The band performed at Texas                        friends. She made yearly trips to        Ar rangements were by              Beddow and Claudine (Couture)
Clifton Park, died Monday, Feb.       Children’s Hospital, St. Luke’s                    Florida, and was able to make the     the Dunn Funeral Homes of             Beddow.
2, at his home.                       Episcopal Hospital, Houston City                   drive well into her 80s. She was a    Mechanicville. Spring Interment           Mrs. Purner graduated from
                                      Hall and for the Houston Aeros                     communicant of the Assumption-        will be in St. John’s Cemetery.       Watervliet Central Schools. She
   Born in Cohoes, he was the         hockey team.                                       St. Paul Catholic Church in
son of the late Joseph and Grace                                                                                                  Contributions may be made          was a bookkeeper for the National
                                         Sur vivors include a son,                       Mechanicville.                        to the John H. Ahearn Rescue          City Bank of Troy. Later, she was
Dickey Marion.
                                      John N. DeCrescente of For t                           Survivors include three sons,     Squad, Inc., Box 66, Mechanicville    a housekeeper for the parish
   Mr. Marion retired in 1991         Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter,                      Frank (Patricia) Cocozzo of                                                 of Our Lady of the Assumption
from the former Al Tech Specialty                                                                                              12118.
                                      Mar y Ellen (Con) McCar thy                        Mechanicville, Anthony (Carol)                                              Church in Latham, where she
Steel Corp. in Watervliet, where      of Houston, Texas; a brother,                      Cocozzo of Mechanicville and                                                was also a member of the Altar
he had been a machinist and
electrical technician for many
                                      Nick DeCrescente; a sister, Sue                    Joseph (Connie) Cocozzo of            Larry Cusson                          Rosary Society.
                                      Carp; and several nieces and                       Clifton Park; six grandchildren;         Lar r y J. Cusson, 60, of              She and her husband moved
years. He also owned and              nephews.                                           six great-grandchildren; a sister,    Ballston Spa, died Friday, Feb.       to the Saratoga Springs area
operated Carl’s TV Repair in                                                             Rose Soroka of Mechanicville; and
                                         Burial will be at a later date.                                                       6, at Saratoga Hospital.              in 1982. She was an active
Water ford in the 1950s and                                                              several nieces and nephews.
early 1960s. He was honorably            Arrangements were by the                                                                 Born in Swanton, Conn., he         grandmother, helping to raise
discharged from the Navy in           DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home                          Arrangements were by the          was the son of the late Leo J. and    her grandchildren. Later, she
1952 after serving for eight years.   of Mechanicville.                                  DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home         Frances McLay Cusson.                 worked at the YMCA in the baby
He ser ved aboard the U.S.S.             Contributions may be made                       of Mechanicville. Services were          Mr. Cusson was employed by         sitting room. She enjoyed family
Matanikau during World War            to the James A. DeCrescente                        from the Assumption-St. Paul          Terry Haggerty Tire Retread Co.       trips in the motor home and the
II and then the U.S.S. Barooch        Scholarship Fund at Mechanicville                  Church. Burial was in St. Paul’s      in Albany for over 30 years.          company of her Shelties.
during the Korean War.                High School.                                       Cemetery, Mechanicville.                                                        Sur vivors include her
                                                                                                                                  Sur vivors include his wife,
   He was a member of the                                                                    Contributions may be              Eileen Dignard Cusson; four           husband, Frank J. Purner; two
Halfmoon American Legion                                                                 made to the American Hear t           daughters, V irginia (Glen)           sons, Jay (Caroline) Purner of
Mohawk Post No. 1450 and the          Ruth Hewitt                                        Association.                          Mero, Laurie Miller, Marcy            Rotterdam and Jeffrey (Nicole)
Halfmoon Fire Department. He              Ruth M. Hewitt, 93, of Clifton                                                       (Ron) Pondillo, all of Troy, and      Purner of Wilton; a brother, Peter
was a communicant of St. Mary’s       Park, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, at                                                         Sandra (Tony) Giarraputo of           A. (Gloria) Beddow of Nellysford,
Church in Crescent and St.            Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.                     Carol Harkness                        Hoosick Falls; two brothers,          Va.; four grandchildren; and
                                          She was the widow of Edgar                        Carol Harkness, 71, of Clifton     Donald (Sher r y) Cusson of           several nieces and nephews.
Edward the Confessor Church
                                      W. Hewitt.                                         Park, died Friday, Feb. 6, at Ellis   Averill Park and Gar y (Linda)            Arrangements were by the
in Clifton Park.
                                                                                         Hospital in Schenectady.              Cusson of Taborton; five sisters,      William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing
   Survivors include a son, Paul          Born in Beekmantown, Essex
                                      County, she raised her family in                      Born in Troy, she was the          Ann Naylor of Troy, Caroline          & Cunnif f Funeral Home of
(Amy) Marion of Rotterdam;
                                      Mechanicville, and later moved                     daughter of the late Francis and      (Andrew) Kehn of Halfmoon, Gail       Saratoga Springs. Services were
two daughters, Karen Marion
                                      to Clifton Park.                                   Florence Price Box.                   (Wesley) Guilianelle of Texas,        from the Church of St. Peter.
of Schenectady and Elizabeth
(Michael) Hurley of Clifton                                                                 She was a graduate of              Judy (Homer) Osgood of Averill        Burial was in Saratoga National
                                          Mrs. Hewitt worked in
Park; two sisters, Jean                                                                  Lansingburgh High School and          Park and Lori (Richard) Chevilier     Cemetery.
                                      Water vliet for 25 years as a
Decker of Ballston Lake and           machine operator with the former                   Mildred Elley Business School.        of Colonie; eight grandchildren;          Contributions may be made to
Margaret Dolen of Glenville;          Behr-Manning and Norton Co.                        Mrs. Harkness was employed at         two great-grandchildren; and          Wesley Health Care Center, 131
five grandchildren; and several        before retiring. She also worked                   the former American Locomotive        several nieces and nephews.           Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs
nieces and nephews.                   at the Grand Union Supermarket                     Co. in Schenectady, and then the         Arrangements were by the           12866.
                                      in Mechanicville.                                  Delaware & Hudson Railroad in         River view Funeral Home of
   Arrangements were by the
                                                                                         Albany as a stenographer.             Troy. Interment was in Oakwood
Gordon C. Emerick Funeral                 She enjoyed knitting,
Home of Clifton Park. Services        crocheting and the game of golf,                      She enjoyed gar dening,            Cemetery.                             Emilia Finelli
                                                                                         reading, traveling and crossword         Contributions may be made to          Emilia “Millie” Sgambati
were from St. Mary’s Church in        playing many times at Saratoga
                                                                                         puzzles. She was a communicant        Multiple Myeloma Foundation,          Finelli, 86, of Mechanicville,
Crescent. Internment was in St.       Spa courses and Eagle Crest.
                                                                                         of Grace Chapel in Jonesville.        383 Main Ave., Nor walk, CT           died Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. Mary’s
Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.           She was a communicant of the
                                                                                            Sur vivors include her             06851.                                Hospital in Troy.
                                      Mechanicville United Methodist
                                      Church.                                            husband, Robert J. Harkness;                                                   Born in Mechanicville, she
Louis DeCrescente                         Sur vivors include two                         a son, Mark Rober t (Ginny)                                                 was the daughter of the late
   Louis J. DeCrescente, 100, of      daughters, Mary Ann (Harold)                       Harkness of Troy; two daughters,      Willem Hladun                         Stefano and Emilia Sgambati.
Mechanicville, died Wednesday,                                                           Cher yl (Costas) Spanos of                Willem Bernard Hladun, 6          She was the widow of Anthony
                                      Horn and Kathr yn Carbone,                                                                                                     Finelli.
Feb. 4, in Houston, Texas.                                                               Lafayette, Calif. and Heather         months, of Ballston Lake, died
                                      both of Mechanicville; two
   He was the husband of the late                                                        Harkness of Shrewsbury, Mass.;        Friday, Feb. 6, at Children’s            Mrs. Finelli was a homemaker
                                      grandchildren; five great-
Cecelia Perrotta DeCrescente.                                                            two sisters, Judith (Gordon) Ahl      Hospital at Albany Medical            who years ago worked as a crane
                                      grandchildren; a brother, William
                                                                                         of Latham and Jane (Rober t)          Center.                               operator for the General Electric
   Born in Mechanicville, he          Grube, formerly of Peru; and
attended Mechanicville schools        several nieces and nephews.                        Lupton of Livonia, Mich.; two             Born in Niskayuna, he was         Co. in Schenectady during World
and later worked for the Boston,                                                         grandchildren; and several nieces     the son of Matthew and Tammy          War II. She had also worked
                                          A spring burial will be in
Maine, Delaware and Hudson                                                               and nephews.                          Murphy Hladun.                        in the meat department of the
                                      Riverside Cemetery, Plattsburgh.                                                                                               former Central Market, and was
Railroads, retiring in 1970.          There will be no calling hours.                       Arrangements were by the               His life’s jour ney was
                                                                                         Gordon C. Emerick Funeral             chronicled through love letters       a waiter for Panza’s and Tironi
   Mr. DeCr escente was a                 Arrangements were by the                                                                                                   restaurants.
communicant of Assumption-St.                                                            Home of Clifton Park. Services        from his Dad, posted on the
                                      DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home
Paul Church and was a member                                                             were from the Grace Chapel,           Web site www.caringbridge.               The former president and
                                      of Mechanicville.
of the Holy Name Society. He                                                             Jonesville. Interment was in the      org/visit/bravewill, a story that     member of the Ladies WIBC
                                          Contributions may be made                      Memor y’s Garden Cemeter y,           has touched more than 250,000         bowling league, she also enjoyed
was an active member of the           to the Mechanicville United
Mechanicville community, with                                                            Colonie.                              visits to the site, and over 10,000   playing bocce, and had been
                                      Methodist Church.                                                                        messages from people all over         a member of a championship
involvement in the Sons of Italy,                                                           Contributions may be made
the local Senior Citizens and                                                            to the American Cancer Society,       the world, leaving a legacy of        team. A charter member of the
                                                                                         260 Osborne Road, Loudonville         concern and love for Will and         Junior Dante Club, she also
the Boy Scouts of America.            Theresa Cocozzo                                    12211, or to the Leukemia &           his family.                           belonged to the Italian Fraternal
While in scouting, he ser ved           Theresa S. Cocozzo, 99, of
as president of the Saratoga                                                             L ymphoma Society of Upstate              In addition to his parents,       Society Ladies Auxiliar y and
                                      Mechanicville, died Wednesday,                                                                                                 the area Senior Citizens Club.
County Council. He was awarded        Feb. 4, at Glendale Nursing                        New York, 6 Automation Lane,          survivors include two brothers,
both the Silver Beaver and the                                                           Albany 12205.                         Bennett and Maxwell;                  She was a communicant of the
                                      Home.                                                                                                                          Assumption-St. Paul Catholic
Pelican Catholic Awards for                                                                                                    grandparents and great-
                                        Born in Stillwater, she was the                                                                                              Church in Mechanicville, and
his outstanding contributions                                                                                                  grandparents; and aunts, uncles
to scouting. He was co-founder
                                      daughter of the late Frank and                     Bertha Cole                           and cousins.                          was a member of the church’s
                                      Antoinette Mickalonis Soroka.                         Ber tha M. Cole, 85, of                                                  Rosary Altar Society.
of the Hampton of Tanglewood          She was the widow of Joseph                                                                  Arrangements were by the
Assisted Living Young at Heart                                                           Mechanicville, died Saturday,         DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home            Sur vivors include two
                                      Cocozzo.                                           Feb. 7.                                                                     daughters, Maria (Frank)
Kazoo Band, which was featured                                                                                                 of Mechanicville. Services were
in the Houston Chronicle on             Mrs. Cocozzo was a                                  Born in Jonesville, she was                                              Mastropietro of Kissimmee,
                                                                                                                               from Our Lady of Grace Catholic
several occasions and was             homemaker, known for her                           the daughter of Harry and Attie                                             Fla. and Ann (Joseph) Okosky
                                                                                                                               Church of Ballston Lake. Spring
                                      exper tise in the kitchen. She                     Burnheart Hunt. She was the                                                 of Stillwater; five grandchildren;
                                                                                                                               Burial will be in Jonesville
                                                                                         widow of Robert E. Cole.              Cemetery.                             three great-grandchildren; and
                                                                                                                                                                     several nieces, nephews and
     DR. ALAN J. SANDLER                                                                    Mrs. Cole was a communicant            Contributions may be made
                                                                                                                                                                     siblings.
              PODIATRIST                                                                 of Holy T rinity Chur ch in           to the Brave Will foundation, 207
                                                                  • Diabetic Foot Care   Schaghticoke. She was an avid         Scotchbush Road, Burnt Hills             Arrangements were by the
  PODIATRIC MEDICINE & FOOT SURGERY
                                                           • Nails / Corns / Calluses    bowler and bocce player and           12027.                                DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home
  • Fellow American College of                        • Ingrown Nails
    Foot and Ankle Surgeons                       • Fungus Nails                         loved country music.                                                        of Mechanicville. Services were
  • American Board                              • Trauma                                    Sur vivors include a                                                     from the Assumption-St. Paul
    of Podiatric Surgery                       • Bunions
                                             • Warts                                     son, Rober t G. (L ynn) Cole          Joan Purner                           Church. Burial was at Saratoga
                                         • Hammertoes                                    of Eagle Bridge; two sisters,           Joan Beddow Purner, 74, of          National Cemetery.
                                      • All Phases of Foot Care                          Joan Hunt of Cambridge and            Saratoga Springs, died Saturday,         Contributions may be made
    Clifton Park 371-5955                           Rotterdam 356-0111                   Geraldine Har wood of Salem;          Feb. 7, at Wesley Health Care         to St. Jude’s Children’s Research
          870 Route 146                               1660 Elizabeth St.                 four grandchildren; 10 great-         Center.                               Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,
    Clifton Park, N.Y. 12065                        Rotterdam, N.Y. 12303                grandchildren; and several nieces       Born in Cohoes, she was the         Memphis, TN 38105.
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                                                           Entertainment Spotlight
                                                                                                                                                 in the


                                                                                                                                                                  A young visitor gets
By JACQUELINE M. DOMIN                                                                                                                                              a close-up look at
   Spotlight Newspapers                                                                                                                                       Ankhefenmut, the male
dominj@spotlightnews.com                                                                                                                                       Egyptian mummy who




I
                                                                                                                                                                resides at the Albany
                                                                                                                                                              Institute. Ankhefenmut
      t’s not uncommon                                                                                                                                           is partially exposed.
      for Steve Ricci to get                                                                                                                                      The female mummy
      e-mails at the Albany                                                                                                                                    in the exhibit remains
      Institute of History and                                                                                                                                          fully wrapped.
Art asking if the museum
still has mummies on
display.
    Co-worker Kristen
Gilbank was at a conference
recently when a man who
used to live in New York
approached her with the
same question: Were
the mummies still at the
museum?
    Suffice to say, the
mummies are one of the
big draws at the Institute
of History and Art. On
Saturday, Feb. 14, they’ll
be one of the centerpieces
of the museum’s annual
Egyptian Family Festival.
    “Adults remember
coming to see the mummies
as kids,” Ricci, the




                                 Mummies and more
institute’s public relations
and marketing manager,
said. “They remain hugely
popular.”
    There are three mummies
at the museum. Two are
people; one is an animal. The
animal was originally thought
to be a cat, but high-tech
scanning revealed that it was
                                 Albany Institute of History and Art to host Egyptian Family Festival Feb. 14
actually a dog based on its
                                 of Mut at Karnak in Thebes.             Kids who attend this                 “It’s a source of fascination for reasons the culture has sparked
skull structure.
                                 He was probably between 55           year’s festival can learn about      adults and kids,” Ricci agreed.        so much interest is that it offers
    As for the humans, one       and 65 years old when he died.       Egyptian love poems and                                                         a rare glimpse into an
mummy is a female, who                                                fashion their own Egyptian                                                      ancient time.
                                    Gilbank said Ankhefenmut
remains fully wrapped. The                                            amulets, which are
                                 provides a great opportunity for                                                                                        “We know so much
other is a male who had                                               ornamental charms. They
                                 the workers at the museum to                                                                                         about them because of the
extensive hieroglyphics on his                                        will also have a chance
                                 teach kids about everyday life                                                                                       hieroglyphics,” she said,
coffin that allowed researchers                                        to mummify an old toy or
                                 in Egypt. The topic has proved                                                                                       noting that the climate
to learn a lot about him -                                            sculpture -- they can bring
                                 captivating for kids as young                                                                                        in Egypt has done a
- including that he was not                                           in one of their own or
                                 as kindergarteners. Gilbank                                                                                          remarkable job preserving
a pharaoh, a question posed                                           make one at the institute.
                                 said, “a real love of Egypt starts                                                                                   those hieroglyphics.
often to museum staff.
                                 around 5.” She’s met kids at            There will also be tours                                                        The Egyptian Family
    “He was an everyday man,”    previous Egyptian Family             of the Egyptian gallery                                                         Festival runs from 10:30
said Gilbank, the institute’s    Festivals who were just 6 and        led by a docent who has                                                         a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the
education program manager.       were budding Egyptologists,          traveled extensively to                                                         Albany Institute of History
    Named Ankhefenmut, the       the term for people who              Egypt. In addition to the                                                       and Art. The festival is free
man was a priest in the temple   specialize in ancient Egypt.         mummies, the gallery                                                            with museum admission,
                                                                      includes deity statues,
                                                                                                    A small mummified dog, right, in the Albany which is $10 for adults, $8
                                                                      several coffin lids and
                                                                                                    Institute’s collection was originally believed to for students and seniors
                                                                      other Egyptian objects.
                                                                                                    be a cat, until high-tech scanning revealed the and $6 for children 6-12.




         USE ITOR
                                                                         Gilbank said the festival true contents.                                     The institute is at 125
                                                                      traditionally appeals to all                                                    Washington Ave., Albany.
                                                                      age groups.                             Gilbank said the Egyptian
                                                                         “So many people have an           display is the institute’s biggest
                                                                                                           draw. She thinks one of the                  All photos courtesy of the Albany
                                                                      interest in Egypt,” she said.                                                             Institute of History & Art.




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                                                                                                A display of statues representing various Egyptian deities.
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                                                                                                                        Arts & Entertainment
                                                                                                   “THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED”                  geography, Empire State Plaza, Madison                TANG TEACHING MUSEUM                    meetings are the first Tuesday of every
             Theater                           Regional premiere of Nilaja Sun play           A celebration of Buddy Holly’s life featur-    Avenue. Information, 474-5877.                             AND GALLERY                        month at the Dave Francis Gallery, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Shirt Factory, Glens Falls. Programs, art-
                                               about the state of New York City schools,      ing JOhhny Rabb, Jim Haggerty, Pete                                                            “Oliver Herring: Me Us Them,” through
                                               presented by Capital Repertory Theatre                                                              ALBANY INSTITUTE OF ART                                                                 ist demonstrations and exhibitions are
      A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS                                                                   Vambaco and John and Graham Tichy,                                                             June 14; Skidmore College, 815 North
                                               as part of its “Biggest Little International   Feb. 13, 8 p.m., WAMC Performing Arts          “In Search of Ice: Paintings by Marcia                                                        planned throughout the year. Information,
Robert Bolt play about King Henry VIII’s                                                                                                                                                     Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Information,
                                               Play Festival,” 111 North Pearl St., Albany,   Studio, 339 Central Ave., Albany, $20. In-     Clark,” through March 1; plus “The Folk                                                       793-9309 or 793-9350.
attempt to divorce his first wife and the                                                                                                                                                     580-8080.
                                               through Feb. 15, $17-$39. Information,         formation, 465-5233, ext. 4.                   Spirit of Albany: Folk Art from the Collet-
moral dilemma faced by the newly-se-                                                                                                         cion of the Albany Institute of History and             THE HYDE COLLECTION                    DELMAR COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
                                               445-7469.
lected Chancellor of England, presented                                                                CATHERINE RUSSELL                     Art” and exhibits on Hudson River School                                                      Openings in the string, horn and percus-
by Albany Civic Theater, 235 Second Ave.,                                                                                                                                                    “Thomas Chambers (1808-1869): Ameri-
                                                                                              Daughter of Louis Armstrong’s music di-        painting, American sculpture and the his-       can Marine and Landscape Painter,”            sion sections. Information, 439-7749.
Albany, Feb. 13 through March 1, $15. In-
formation, 462-1297.
                                                              Music                           rector performing a night of blues and jazz,   tory of Albany, 125 Washington Ave. Infor-
                                                                                                                                             mation, 463-4478.
                                                                                                                                                                                             through April 19; 161 North Warren St.,               COLONIE TOWN BAND
                                                                                              Feb. 13, 8 p.m., Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St.,                                                     Glens Falls. Information, 792-1761.
                                                                                              Saratoga Springs, $15 caffe members, $18                                                                                                     Several openings, rehearsals on Mondays
           BEYOND THERAPY                            “LINCOLN AND LIBERTY”                                                                           SCHENECTADY MUSEUM
                                                                                              general public. Information, 583-0022.                                                                    ARKELL MUSEUM                      at 7:30 p.m. at town hall, Route 9, Newton-
Comedy about dating in the 1980s, pre-         Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck present                                                           Spirit of Schenectady, collection highlights                                                  ville. Information, 783-2760.
sented by Home Made Theater, Spa Little                                                                                                                                                      “Love Story,” through May 3; plus “Arkell’s
                                               songs of the President Lincoln/Civil War              THREE QUARTERS NORTH                    and planetarium, Nott Terrace Heights. In-
Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park, Feb. 13                                                                                                                                                    Inspiration: the Marketing of Beech-Nut               COLONIE CENTENNIAL
                                               era, Feb. 12, 8 p.m., WAMC Performing                                                         formation, 382-7890.
                                                                                              Bluegrass/folk/Americana band, Feb. 14,                                                        and Art for the People,” ongoing; Canajo-
through March 1, $21-$24. Information,         Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave., Albany, $10.                                                                                                                                                            BRASS CHOIR
                                                                                              7 p.m., Emack and Bolio’s, 366 Delaware             ALBANY AIRPORT GALLERY                     harie. Information, 673-2314.
587-4427.                                      Information, 465-5233, ext. 4.                                                                                                                                                              Openings for brass players, rehearsals
                                                                                              Ave., Albany, free. Information, 512-5100.
                                                                                                                                             “A Remarkable Past: Objects of Outlandish                                                     on first Thursday and third Tuesday of the
          THE DINING ROOM                                  BRIAN MURPHY
A.R. Gurney play about the heart of Ameri-     Singer-songwriter, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., Emack
                                                                                                          THE HORSEFLIES
                                                                                              Inventive fiddle band, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.,
                                                                                                                                             Purpose and Astonishing Configuration,”
                                                                                                                                             through March 29; “Repetitive Nature,” in
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Call for Artists                         month, at 7:15 p.m., town hall, Route 9,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Newtonville. Information, 783-2760.
can life, presented by Curtain Call Theatre,   and Bolio’s, 366 Delaware Ave., Albany,                                                       Concourse A gallery; “Air Craft,” photos
                                                                                              Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs,                                                           ALBANY CIVIC THEATER
210 Old Loudon Road, Latham, through           free. Information, 512-5100.                                                                  by Jeffrey Milstein; plus site-specific in-                                                             SUBURBAN SOUNDS
                                                                                              $16 caffe members, $18 general public.
Feb. 13, $20. Information, 877-7529.                                                                                                         stallations by Larry Kagan and Cara Nigro,      Holding open auditions for production of               COMMUNITY CHORUS
                                                                                              Information, 583-0022.
                                                                                                                                             as well as installations by Anthony Gar-        Lanford Wilson’s “The Hot L Baltimore,”       Openings in mixed chorus, rehearsals
                                                                                                                                             ner, Baris Karayazgan, Paul Katz, Nancy         Feb. 16 and 17, 7 p.m., 235 Second Ave.,      Sundays at 7 p.m. at Lynnwood Reformed
                                                                                                           Comedy                            Klepsch and Victoria Palermo. Informa-
                                                                                                                                             tion, 242-2243.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Albany, seeking eight men age 17-70 and
                                                                                                                                                                                             seven women age 18-75. Information,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Church, Route 146, Guilderland. Informa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tion, 861-8000.
                                                                                                                                                                                             info@albanycivictheater.org.
                                                                                                        WIT&WILL THEATRE                                MIMOSA GALLERY                                                                             FRIENDSHIP SINGERS
                                                                                              Presents “Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!        "10x10=$100," an exhibit of small works                 HOME MADE THEATER                     Openings in women’s singing group, fo-
                                                                                              And other Mardi Gras Humor,” Feb. 21, 8        by Saratoga County artists, through Feb.        Holding open auditions for April/May pro-     cusing on old favorites and show tunes,
                                                                                              p.m., Zu Zu’s Wonderful Life Inc., 299-301     15, 70c Beekman St., Saratoga Springs.          duction of Matthew Barber’s “Enchanted        rehearsals Tuesday mornings at Delmar
                                                                                              Hamilton St., Albany, reservations ac-         Information, 583-1163.                          April,” Feb. 15 and 16, 6:30 p.m., Spa        Reformed Church, Delaware Avenue, Del-
                                                                                              cepted, adults $10 with reservations, $12                                                      Little Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park,      mar. Information, 439-2360.
                                                                                              at door; students/seniors $6 with reserva-        NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE                     Saratoga Springs. Information, 587-4427.
                                                                                              tions, $8 at door. Information, 439-7698.      "Dawn of Modern Dance: Music, Myth                                                                          A CAPPELLA
                                                                                                                                             and Movement," exhibit chronicling the              CAPITAL COMMUNITY VOICES                  New, informal, coed a cappella group in
                                                                                                                                             careers of Ruth St. Denis and Isadora           Seeking singers for its May concert en-       Delmar, for adults and teens 16 and older.
                                                                                                             Dance                           Duncan, plus ongoing exhibits, 99 South         titlted “The Earth in Song and Spirit,” re-   Information, 439-0130.
                                                                                                                                             Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Information,        hearsals at Columbia High School, Luther
                                                                                                                                             584-2225.                                       Road, East Greenbush, 7 to 9 p.m., Tues-                SIENA CHAMBER
                                                                                               ELLEN SINOPOLI DANCE COMPANY
                                                                                                                                                                                             days. Information, 370-5434.                         ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR
                                                                                              Repertory show featuring works choreo-           SARATOGA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM                                                                  Rehearsals Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. for or-
                                                                                              graphed by Ellen Sinopoli, Feb. 15, 2                                                                     MIMOSA GALLERY
                                                                                                                                             “The Sichel Collection,” featuring automo-                                                    chestra, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. for choir,
                                                                                              p.m., Arts Center of the Capital Region,                                                       Seeking entries for its “Floored!” exhibit
                                                                                                                                             biles from the brass era from more than                                                       Siena College, Route 9, Loudonville. In-
                                                                                              265 River St., Troy, members $10, general                                                      of floor coverings, submissions must in-
                                                                                                                                             100 years ago, through March; “The Syra-                                                      formation, 783-2325.
                                                                                              public $12. Information, 273-0052.                                                             clude the artist’s name, address, telephone
                                                                                                                                             cuse Mile,” featuring two of the central
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                                                                                                                                                                                             clude title, medium, date completed, size     Openings in the string section, also need
                                                                                                       Visual Arts                           ing exhbits including "East of Detroit" and
                                                                                                                                             New York racing, 110 Avenue of the Pines,       and retail price. Information, 583-1163.      French horn, trombone, flute and bass
                                                                                                                                             Saratoga Springs. Information, 587-1935,                                                      drum players, rehearsals Friday at 9 a.m.,
                                                                                                          ARTS CENTER                                                                               ALBANY CIVIC THEATER                   Shenendehowa Senior Center, Clifton
                                                                                                                                             ext. 20.
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                                                                                                                                             of the Civil War,” through Sept. 4; plus        a copy of the text to Albany Civic Theater,           ELECTRIC CITY CHORUS
                                                                                              Kreisher: Everything in its Place,” through
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                                                                                              273-0052.                                      Suzanne Shepard, through March 15, 6                                                          hearsals at Faith United Methodist Church,
                                                                                                                                                                                               TANGO FUSION DANCE COMPANY                  Brandywine Avenue and Eastern Parkway,
                                                                                                                                             Charlton St., Ballston Spa. Information,
                                                                                                    NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM                    885-4000.                                       Auditioning professional dancers by ap-       Schenectady, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Infor-
                                                                                              “Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware                                                       pointment at Arthur Murray Dance Studio,      mation, 399-1846.
                                                                                              from the Weitsman Collection,” through                  CLARK ART INSTITUTE                    75 Woodlawn Ave., Saratoga Springs. In-
                                                                                                                                             “The Art of the Pastel,” through Feb. 16;       formation, 306-4173.                                  RIVER VALLEY CHORUS
                                                                                              fall; “Invaders,” through March; “Rockwell
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 ADIRONDACK PASTEL SOCIETY                 is looking for women to join group. Infor-
                                                                                              plus permanent collections on the 9/11         April 26; 225 South St., Williamstown,
                                                                                              recovery effort, New York state history and    Mass. Information, (413) 458-9545.              Seeking new artists that work in pastels,     mation, 346-5349.




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■ Large                                            Eagles are finally playing at the              second place with Voorheesville         because of last month’s 51-43    this week with a home-and-home
                                                   high level that many thought                     5. Glens Falls (11-7) – Tuesday’s    victory over the Railroaders     series with Berlin
                                                   they would this season, and they              game against South Glens Falls             3. Whitehall (15-2) – The        2. Berlin (13-2) – The
            (From Page 20)                         picked the right time to do so                should have told us if the Indians      Railroaders solidified their hold Mountaineers have quietly built
                 Class AA                             4. Niskayuna (11-5) – The                  were deserving of being in the          on first place in the Adirondack  up a solid résumé entering
    1. Schenectady (15-3) – The                    Silver Warriors are also capable              top five                                 League’s East Division by        Monday’s trip to Germantown
Patriots have r un into some                       of reaching the finals, but they        Class B                                        knocking off their two closest      3. Argyle (12-5) – Since the
trouble lately, losing their last                  are still susceptible to being
                                                                                1. Fonda (16-1) – The Braves                             pursuers, Argyle and Hartford,   Scots are ahead of Hartford in
two Big 10 games – but they are                    upended if they don’t bring their
                                                                             keep beating up on Wester n                                 in the past week                 the Adirondack League East
still playing well enough to stay                  “A” game                  Athletic Conference competition                                4. Voorheesville (14-4) – Bob standings, they get the No. 3
at No. 1                                              5. Catholic Central (11-6) –
                                                                             …                                                           Baron’s bunch are burning up     spot
    2. Shenendehowa (14-4) –                       Like Bethlehem, the Crusaders2. Hoosic Valley (17-1) – while                          the baskets, averaging 62 points
                                                   are peaking as the season winds                                                                                           4. Har tford (11-6) – The
Defense is still the name of the                                             the Panthers continue to rack up                            in their last three games        Tanagers had won four in a row
Plainsmen’s game, but they have                    down                      Wasaren League victories …                                     5. Water vliet (13-5) – The   before losing to Whitehall last
to do a better job at the offensive                   Class A                   3. Johnstown (16-2) – and the                            Cannoneers are playing better    week
end if they want to repeat as               1. Holy Names (17-0) – When a Lady Bills keep adding to their                                over the last three games (3-0)
Sectional champions                     team routinely beats its opponents Foothills Council win total                                                                       5. Nor thville (8-8) – The
                                                                                                                                         than the team they replaced in
                                                                                                                                                                          Falcons fell back to ear th in
    3. Bethlehem (12-5) – The by 20 or more points, you know                    4. Catskill (14-4) – The Cats                            the poll, Stillwater (1-2)
                                                                                                                                                                          the last two weeks with three
                                        you’ve got something special; bounced back from a disappointing
                                        either that, or the Colonial Council non-league loss to Ichabod Crane                                       Class D               consecutive losses, but there isn’t
                                        is really weak                                                                                      1. Germantown (18-0) – The another Class D team with a .500
Plainsmen cruise                                                             with Patroon Conference wins
                                                                                                                                         Clippers get their sternest test overall record
                                            2. Mohonasen (15-2) – The against Hudson and Taconic
to tournament title                     Mighty Warriors have been the Hills
    The Shenendehowa wrestling best Suburban Council team over                  5. Greenville (12-5) – Outside                                 NYS TheatreInstitute
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area competition by winning last            3. Averill Park (13-5) – The Spartans have played well over
Saturday’s Section II Duals in Warriors can make a Sectional the past two weeks
Queensbury.
    T h e P l a i n s m e n d o w n e d Friday
Duanesburg 57-14 in the quarter-
                                        statement by beating Mohonasen                    Class C
                                                                                1. Maple Hill (17-1) – When
                                            4. Lansingburgh (13-5) – The your only loss is to Holy Names,
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finals and cruised past Colonie Knights had won nine Colonial you’re doing really well
45-17 in the semifinals before Council games in a row entering
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                                                                                2. Lake George (13-3) – The
defeating Burnt Hills-Ballston Tuesday’s game against Holy Warriors maintain their lead over
Lake 54-19 in the finals.
                                                                                                                                                       taught by former Ringling Bros. clown
                                        Names to move into a tie for Whitehall in the power rankings
    The Spartans gave the Plains-                                                                                                                               Sean Patrick Fagan
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finals. BH-BL was within three                                                                                                                     Juggling • Balance Beam • Clowning • Unicycling
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    News                             Streaks struggle with shots
   & Notes                              Bethlehem
                                      defense holds
                                                                          up, for the occasion, replacing
                                                                          Jaclyn Oskam with Gadomski.
                                                                             “I appreciate everything they
                                                                                                                “Part of the fouling in the first half
                                                                                                                is we just didn’t rotate over, and
                                                                                                                we bailed them out. Sometimes
                                                                                                                                                         that she is going to finish. She has
                                                                                                                                                         a real good sense of the game of
                                                                                                                                                         basketball, so wherever you put
  Plainsmen                          Saratoga in check
                                                                          have done for this program,” said
                                                                          Nealon. “We have had a special
                                                                                                                we weren’t quick enough, and
                                                                                                                sometimes we did get over there,
                                                                                                                                                         her, there is a real possibility of
                                                                                                                                                         getting some steals.”
                                                                          couple years, and they have,          we were in the right position, but
  cruise past                             By ANDY CAHILL                  obviously, been a big part of it.”    we were too greedy and we’d
                                                                                                                                                             But Bethlehem’s offense was
                                                                                                                                                         not the best par t of its game.
                                                                             As the game got under way,         reach and foul.”
  Warriors                            sports@spotlightnews.com
                                                                          Bethlehem’s zone defense proved          Saratoga also played good
                                                                                                                                                         The defensive intensity was high
                                                                                                                                                         throughout, especially against
     The Shenendehowa boys             The writer is a senior at          to be effective. The Lady Eagles      defense in the first half, not           Saratoga’s Staci McElroy. The
  basketball team locked up the     Bethlehem Central High School.        (10-3 league, 12-5 overall) held      allowing many shots in the paint.        Lady Eagles shut McElroy out
  best record in the Suburban          Sparked by an explosive            Saratoga (5-8, 7-10) to only two      Nolan said that the defensive            of the scoring column – the first
  Council by beating Averill        offense and a lockdown defense,       field goals in the first half.          game plan was to “just play strong       time any team had done that this
  Park 80-48 last Friday in         the Bethlehem girls basketball           “Sometimes we shoot well,          defense. We played the zone, and         season.
  Clifton Park.                     team picked up a 49-32 Suburban       and sometimes we don’t,” said         we weren’t going to worry about
                                    Council victory over the Saratoga     Saratoga assistant coach Mike         one girl.”                                   “Well obviously, she’s our go-to
     The game was close until
                                    Springs Blue Streaks in front of      Nolan. “But they (Bethlehem)             Unfor tunately for the Blue           girl, and we don’t think she got
  the third quarter when the
                                    a boisterous crowd on Friday’s        were constantly on the ball. They     Streaks, that one girl was Megan         enough shots, but that’s credit
  Plainsmen (12-1 league, 16-1
                                    senior night.                         had great pressure. I give them       Olsen, who scored 15 points in           to the great defense that they
  overall) outscored the War-
                                       The night began with a             a lot of credit, they just out D’d    the game and also contributed            played,” said Nolan.
  riors 25-5.
     Doug Milvaney’s 15 points      ceremony to honor the six seniors     us.”                                  seven steals.                                “I don’t think she ever felt
  paced Shen, which had nine        on the team — Megan Olsen,               Saratoga managed to stay              “I like having Meg up front           like she could get into a flow of
  players score five or more        Alex McCullough, Taylor Teal,         close to Bethlehem in the first half   because she’s just a gr eat              the game,” said Nealon. “The
  points. Tony Hughes chipped       Kiersten Swete, Paula Gadomski        due to good foul shooting. Nealon     anticipator, and she has long            defensive strategy tonight was
  in nine points.                   and Catlin Dole. Coach Mark           attributed the number of fouls to     arms,” said Nealon. “When she            good, and the girls implemented
     In other Suburban Council      Nealon changed his starting line-     poor defensive execution, saying,     gets a steal, you feel confident          it tonight very well.”
  boys basketball action last
  weekend, Saratoga Springs
  edged Bethlehem 55-50, and
  Mohonasen defeated Ballston
  Spa 64-58.
                                    Mohon
     Alex King had 12 points,
  and James Tucker added 11
  points for Saratoga (8-5, 11-6)
  against Bethlehem.
                                    rolls by
     Cody Robinson netted
  25 points for Ballston Spa
  (1-12, 4-14) in its loss to
  Mohonasen.
                                     B’Spa
                                       Suburban Council South Divi-
  Rice receives                     sion-leading Mohonasen showed
  league honor                      Ballston Spa why its one of the top
     Siena freshman diver           Class A girls basketball teams in
  Elizabeth Rice, a 2008            New York.
  Saratoga Springs High School         The Mighty Warriors (12-2
  graduate, was named MAAC          league, 15-2 overall) built a 36-21
  Diver of the week for the         halftime lead and pulled away for
  second time this season last      a 72-38 victory over the Scotties in
  week.                             last Friday’s game in Rotterdam.
     Rice won the award for            Mohonasen used a balanced
  leading the Saints to a win       attack to defeat Ballston Spa (2-
  over C.W. Post on senior          12, 4-14). Nicole Adach scored
  night last weekend. Rice          24 points to lead four Mighty
  posted a score of 226.00 on       Warriors in double figures.
  the 1-meter springboard and          Michelle Aviza contributed 17
  followed that up by scoring a     points, while Dayna Lashin and
  244.2 in 3-meter springboard      Lea McClain each added 10 points
  diving.                           for Mohonasen.
     Rice and the Saints return        Amanda Callanan and Geena
  to action for the MAAC            Gallo netted 10 points apiece to Ballston Spa’s Marissa Traver is fouled by a Mohonasen player during last Friday’s Suburban Council game
  Championships Feb. 12-14          lead Ballston Spa.                   in Rotterdam.                                                                       Rob Jonas/Spotlight
  in Baltimore, Md.

  Scholarship
  fundraiser
     The CDTA/MTA/All Bus
                                    Large school divisions are up for grabs
  Drivers Tribute bowling               We’re two weeks away from the                                           say one is dramatically better.          harder to determine, though.
                                                                              From the

                                                                          Sports
  tour nament takes place           start of the Section II basketball                                              On the girls’ side, Schenectady      Holy Names is undefeated, but it
  March 1 at Spare T ime,           playoffs, and I defy you to come                                            looked like the best Class AA team       plays in a slightly weaker league
  570 Columbia Tpke., East          up with a favorite in every class.                                          until losing to Bishop Maginn and        (the Colonial Council) than


                                                                            Desk
  Greenbush.                            Go on. Give it a shot. Think of                                         Amsterdam last week. Perhaps             Mohonasen and Averill Park (the
     At the tournament, the         one boys team that you believe                                              the pressure of being the last           Suburban Council). And as we’ve
  All American Bus Drivers          can win the Class A title. Can’t do                                         remaining undefeated Big 10              seen in recent years, a competitive
  Scholarship will be granted       it, can you?                               Rob Jonas                        team got to the Patriots, but it         Suburban Council team is usually
  to one top student of a bus           How about the girls Class                                               certainly knocked them back to           the one holding the Sectional
  driver.                           AA title? Schenectady?                depth is a concern. Shen has          earth.                                   championship plaque after the
     The tournament follows a       Shenendehowa? Bethlehem? Are          great scoring balance, but can            Still, I think Schenectady has as    Class A playoffs end.
  six game, no handicap, no tap     any of them sure things? No.          the Plainsmen handle an athletic      good of a chance to win the Section         The only thing that is certain
  9 pin, scratch co-ed format.          This may be one of the most       team like Maginn or Academy?          II title as Shen and Bethlehem. Or       among the large schools is that
  Most total pins wins $3,000.      competitive seasons in Section II,       Let’s head over to the             Niskayuna, Catholic Central and          Sectionals should provide some
  Second place wins $2,000,         at least among the large schools.     aforementioned Class A group.         Albany. Perhaps Colonie, if it           exciting games and perhaps some
  and third place wins $500.        Ever y favorite has a weakness        Scotia-Glenville and Gloversville     can get on a good run. Seriously,        surprises.
     There is a $75 entry fee,      that can be exploited. Just look      certainly look like strong teams,     anyone can win this thing.                  No more basketball power
  and money orders should be        at the boys Class AA division.        but so do Bishop Gibbons and              Class A is a little easier to        rankings after this week, so please
  sent to Progressive Money         Bishop Maginn has great guard         Mohonasen. Do any one of those        figure out. Holy Names,                  enjoy your final girls basketball
  Bowling, 525 East Street, Box     play, but they are soft in the        teams stand out from the other        Mohonasen and Averill Park               poll (voted on by one person
  273, Rensselaer 12144.            middle. Albany Academy has a          three? Not from what I’ve seen.       are the top three teams in this          – me).
                                    strong starting five, but bench        They’re all good, but I wouldn’t      group. Who wins Sectionals is                        ■ Large Page 19

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