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Vol. V No. XXXIII Thursday, September 1, 2011
Westchester’s Most Influential Weekly
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Church of the Blessed
What Your Doctor
Won’t (or Can’t)
Small But Also Tall
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One Year Later
Blood and Treasure
By CARLOS GONZALEZ, Page 26 Surviving Smear
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artisans ....................................................................................2 ARTISANS
Tables of the Hudson Valley
table is the soundboard for imbibing and
calendar ...................................................................................8 clinking, or the sturdy floor to a paper jungle
cultural Perspective .................................................................9 during tax time. Makers who design original
economic development........................................................10 By ABBY LUBY furniture have always had a love affair with
education...............................................................................11 creating the perfect table. here in the hudson
They are the sturdy backdrop Valley, tables made with local, sustainable
energy Issues .........................................................................13 of every meal, the places we set our woods have a unique aesthetic, one that allows us
history ...................................................................................14 wine glasses or cups of coffee, the the intimacy of the tree’s inner veins and sap lines,
Worship..................................................................................17 silent witness of dinner chats, relaxed trees we usually know only by their outer skin. These
Learning.................................................................................18 conversations with friends and family. pieces are the antithesis of ready-made furniture
Medicine ................................................................................19 Tables. They stand at the ready as one of the from stores like IKea; they are built to last several
Patient advocacy ...................................................................22 most functional pieces of furniture in our homes. generations.
Brandishing a gleaming set of flatware, the dining
The Spoof ..............................................................................22 Continued on page 3
ed Koch Movie reviews.......................................................23
Music review ........................................................................23 RADIO
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Tables of the Hudson Valley “The piece has a lot to do with balance
and symmetry,” explains Werner about the
When was the last time
you dealt with
Continued from page 2 wedge coffee table, whose hard lined edges
howard Werner is famous for his raw, can barely contain the shouts and whispers
sculpted furniture - chunks that he carves of splayed cracks. “It’s a lot about balance
and molds with a chainsaw and tweaks with
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the sphere.” a spalted maple table made by
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Werner created a series of geometric reclaimed wood, originally from
tables that balance on spheres, many are Continued on page 4
made out of spalted maple. Spalted
wood is the decayed sections that leave
dark sinuous lines and dramatic cavi-
ties, often key to the aesthetic design
of the piece. Werner sculpts the wood,
removing enough until he gets down to
the form he wants to work with, known
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this seems, Werner usually has a set idea
of what he wants before he starts.
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Tables of the Hudson Valley
Continued from page 3
africa. a client of Werner’s had a wood
sculpture outside that was hit by lightening
and destroyed. he offered it to Werner who
made sketches, clay models and full scale
drawings. The partially carved table weighs
about 700 pounds. The bark was hand peeled
off and the legs bear the marks of the adze
– a curved blade used to shape the wood –
leaving Werner’s signature raw look.
When Werner works closely with clients
who commission specific pieces of furniture,
he focuses primarily on function, space and
the client’s personal sense of aesthetics. “I
have a coffee table under way that will sit
between two sofas. It’s very site specific but is
also has to meet the clients’ needs.”
clients who want a specially crafted working with particular wood, she stacks as if they are not quite balanced, almost as
table need to trust the maker, says Jessica and air-dries slabs, or slices, for two years if they were about to levitate, defying their
Wickham of Wickham Solid Wood Studio and then they are kiln dried. dining tables inherent gravity.”
in Beacon. are made out of local woods such as cherry, Like Werner, Johnson works subtrac-
“custom work is risky and there is a leap black walnut, white ash, white oak, slipper tively, first following his artistic intuition then
of faith involved. I encourage people to come most memorable meals the ones where you elm, hard and soft maple. The most popular developing a specific design. “It’s a lot about
over to the studio to talk through the avail- are squeezed in with people?” requests are tables made of walnut, cherry the wood and what the wood is bringing to
able inventory of materials and to see how we a family, all of who were very tall, asked and oak. the object especially through the complexity
do the layout. It can be a very wonderfully, Wickham to build a table with ample leg Wickham loves creating tables that of the grain.” Pedestals that reveal a distinct
collaborative experience with the client.” room. “We had to make this crazy base under- maintain the wood’s natural edge. She sees grain of the cherry wood boasts a luxuriant
Some clients have conceptual needs neath so they could all seat comfortably.” the spiritual connection between the visible iridescence surface.
of how a table should function. Wickham Wickham explains the ‘pass the salt bark of a 150 year old tree and the table rhinebeck’s Michael Gregorio is also
recalls a client who wanted a very elongated, dimension’ – a cognitive measure of how far that hosts meals for generations. “I love the primarily moved by qualities integral to
narrow table so people could dine a bit more apart people sit from one another. enduring aspect of it, the idea of the continu- the wood; his is more a poetic, conceptual
intimately. The client asked her “aren’t the “If a table is too wide, it’s more formal ation of life. It’s solid wood and it does approach. For most of his side and breakfast
- people are more distant from each endure. It will live forever.” tables he uses tree slabs with burls, the gnarly
other. There is no prescribed dimension Poughkeepsie based furniture maker/ formations that grow on the sides of trees
- it’s really what people are accustomed designer Jeff Johnson has veered away from that are innately organic.
to.” at the same time it could be about traditional dining tables to adroitly tackle a “I’m influenced by the shape of the burl
the size of the dinning area or the size series of edgy pedestals that tease one’s sense and I keep as much of the natural shape as
of the chairs, she says. of balance. Johnson used wood (spalted possible.”
Wickham specializes in simulating maple) found in his own neighborhood and In “dancing Burl,” the table legs are
a single solid piece of wood that, in from a dutchess home where a cherry tree made of tiger maple; the light stripes make
the end, looks like its cut from a giant was cut up for firewood. Continued on page 6
tree. This is done by gluing together at The pedestals personify furniture as
least two slices or parts of the same tree functional art. “There is always some type
that match in color and grain. Before of movement and tension in these particular
pedestals,” Johnson explains. “These look
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Tables of the Hudson Valley just a matter of execution. The rest is done
Kapsales is based in
rosendale and designs and
Continued from page 4 The particular grain of wood was the creates about two pieces a
the legs pirouette out and conversely curve in, key for furniture maker Jacek ryszka who year. She wanted to create a
gracefully framing the deep rich, auburn burl immediately knew the slab would make a functional coffee table that
top. Looking from above, the stripes empha- stunning coffee table. ryszka, who lives and opened like a piano bench
size the shapes of the flanged legs. Gregorio works in carmel, moved to this country from “to store photo albums and
also uses stripped maple for the legs in his Poland about 12 years ago and lived near a special things I wouldn’t
table “Float,” a small breakfast table that has a town named Nowogrodziec (known for its normally put on a coffee table
softly placed center hole, a focal point on the ceramics). ryszka, gave up being a chef in for people to see.”
richly textured top that ebbs and flows. The Poland to feed his passion for wood. “The challenge is to
hole has a quiet gravity that is the essential ryszka’s coffee table, which unlike his design something that works,
part of the design. other furniture made from local trees, is looks good and will last for
“The theme is one of favorites about made of claro Walnut, a tree that grows in furniture as many times as you want and not years.”
rebirth, where life carries on. In dancing africa. The single slab has thick pale sap waste any material.” This particular design demanded
Burl, it looks like a jellyfish with tentacles lines that skirt both sides of the table, the he says he generally follows a digital design methodical, labor intensive construction
that came from the primordial soup of the piece’s lilting curves highlight the organic but sometimes finds he deviates from what’s on which took about eight weeks. She sliced
ocean.” shape throughout. Textural grains are a the screen. “When I cut the piece of wood and her own veneers, pieces of geometric shaped
The table top in “Portals” uses bleached slow motion swirl and a natural, prominent actually see it, I can get a better idea.” wood of varied thicknesses that were then
ryszka prefers using indigenous trees grooved together. Kapsales says this partic-
that he either purchases from lumber yards or ular type of work is “tile parquetry,” a finely
finds already downed. “I try to use old wood tuned, intricate pattern that gives the table a
and left over wood to keep from cutting three dimensional affect.
down too many trees. I get the tree milled as far as furniture goes, the table is more
and then wait about a year for it to dry before the recipient of our actions than any other
I start to work on it.” piece of furniture in our homes. Whether it’s
Furniture makers sometimes have a a dining table, coffee table, pedestal or side
premeditated design idea long before they table, the table is a touchstone; we eat delicious
even touch a piece of wood. For furniture meals on it, speak our minds over it, it’s central
maker and designer anissa Kapsales, the to our celebrations of pivotal life moments, of
design for her coffee table came first. coming together. Overall, the table creates a
“an idea happens in my head a long personal history unique to the owner.
wood from a big leaf maple, a tree grown on knot is adeptly situated to form as an arch, time before I even draw it out. You go from Abby Luby is a Westchester based, freelance
the west coast. The slender curved legs, made anchoring one leg. thinking about the design to the order of the journalist who writes local news, about environ-
of curly maple, are stained black and gently Where other furniture makers use construction and the possible pitfalls. The mental issues, art, entertainment and food. Her
touch down as toes touching water. Gregorio cardboard or wood models, ryszka designs overall dimension of this type of low table pre- debut novel, “Nuclear Romance” will be out in
says the legs shaped themselves more or less. furniture using a computer design program. determines how it will function – you want it September. visit the book’s website, http://nucle-
“as in all my work, the concept is there, it’s “On the computer you can build the piece of to be something people like to sit around.” arromance.wordpress.com/
The Retired (Try To) Strike Back—Chapter 17 – The Couch Scene
pill to relax, ever since my husband’s death,
three years ago. I shouldn’t still need it. But I
do at times, and it can, not always, affect my
By ALLAN LUKS ability to enjoy being held. Now, sit next to
Mimi and Myron, a as more believable than younger people, no actuary. But Mimi suddenly stands and steps
widow and widower, met at matter what’s being promoted. and me— “Slide over and hold me,” says Mimi. away from the couch, and looks at the camera
a community dance for the my idea about how to get Social Security “But keep talking. I’ve told you, talking and bright light at the living room’s far end.
retired more than a month recipients to delay receiving a small portion together gives me a feeling of closeness that “Bob, as I’ve said, this is where I stop. I’m not
ago. They’ve been talking of their monthly payments to put aside for young people, with their racing hormones, doing any physical scene that’ll be watched
this afternoon in Myron’s apartment, sitting their children, which would be good for their don’t have when they get together and there’s by people who buy the video.”
at either end of a long couch. kids and our country’s budget.” a bedroom nearby. and it’s always nice to find Bob, the director, comes over. “Look,
“all the time we’ve been together today,” Myron pauses, looks around the living ways we think we’re better than the young.” you’re husband and wife, and you’re just
Myron says, “I don’t feel room and then back at Mimi. “do you think Myron’s right hand reaches up as if playing characters in a motivational movie
seventy-one but like a young man with I’m bringing up these examples to remind to scratch his head and he adjusts a small for retired people starting relationships. Our
a pretty date who isn’t sure what to do next. you, although I know you don’t need to be hearing aid inside his ear. he doesn’t move film’s viewers need to watch conversations
and at the same time, I keep thinking of your reminded, that we can be vital? In many ways? but instead suddenly says, “I take one around the sexual aspects of new relation-
friends, my friends. Kenny who talks about . . . Is this the retired man finally coming up prescription medicine that has side effects— ships. We have to do an honest scene and it
running for political office at age seventy. with a seduction line?” Myron smiles. I’m capable but slow. does knowing this, won’t be if they don’t see you kiss. This is your
Joan wants to start an advertising agency Myron is dressed, as always, in pressed interfere with or maybe help our feeling of home we’re filming in. It shouldn’t be such a
that’ll make commercials using older actors slacks and shirt, reflecting perhaps his long closeness?” big deal, Mimi. You’re only going to hold
because she believes the public sees seniors employment as an insurance company “help,” Mimi nods. “I’ve taken a strong Continued on page 8
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The Retired (Try To) Strike Back—Chapter 17 – The Couch Scene “how many tests should we take on at
our age?” Mimi says. Bob quickly points the
Continued from page 6 my age, and I know what makes me feel we should be far less inhibited. That’s a truth camera at the open bedroom door. Mimi
your husband and kiss him. We can’t honestly comfortable,” argues Mimi. the film needs to show. Please, let Myron’s smiles.
complete The retired Person’s dating Film “What if your character were twenty- character come next to you, start to kiss and
Allan Luks is a nationally recognized social
without a believable final scene around sex.” eight?” asks Bob, his director’s smile switched I’ll fade out. can I go back to the camera?”
works leader and advocate for volunteerism. He
She shakes her head. “even if I just on, a smile that he says he learned when he Bob’s director’s smile remains on Mimi.
is the former head of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of
give my husband one long kiss, I don’t directed commercials and had to push actors O.K., one close kiss,” and then Mimi
New York and is currently a visiting professor at
want unknown strangers who buy the video to go beyond themselves. suddenly smils at her husband. “You told me
Fordham University, where he teaches several
watching me do this.” “If I were twenty-eight, we probably last night that one of your teeth felt loose. I
courses in nonprofit leadership. You can learn
“One longish kiss and I’ll fade out while wouldn’t be having this conversation.” hope it doesn’t pop out during this long kiss.”
more about Allan Luks at http://allanluks.
you’re doing it,” argues Bob. “Your thinking is wrong,” says Bob. “The Myron laughs, “Why didn’t you test me
“My character’s sixty-eight, same as young worry about fitting in. But at our ages, when I told you last night?
1st Annual Golf Outing to Benefit JLWOS to Host Two Information Sessions for
Saints Peter & Paul Church Women from Sound Shore Communities
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annual Golf Outing on Monday, Price for dinner only is $50 ( Junior League was originally • S.M.a.r.T. Girls – mentoring
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tradition of working to improve communities with unique bond with both their fellow classmates, as
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Omar Metwally Safe Passage from Scene to Screen
By SHERIF AWAD
In the himself opposite anthony hopkins
mid-1990s, in James Ivory’s City of Your Final
the clinton Destination (2008).
administra- according to Metwally, transi-
tion introduced a procedure tion from theater into film can be very
known as ‘extraordinary rendi- difficult, although most of the best
tion,’ ostensibly to help cIa actors have theatrical backgrounds. “It
officials hunt and dismantle is even difficult to become an actor of
militant Islamic organizations any kind because it is a very competi-
in the Middle east, al-Qaeda tive field that needs perseverance and
in particular. under this practice, dedication. But I would say that film
suspected terrorists were often is the most competitive field because
transferred to countries other than the united you will be subject to the greatest media expo-
States where, without legal restraint, they were sure and you will be seduced by the amount
allegedly tortured. of money, which attracts a lot of people. It is
The movie Rendition, which was screened really a crowded field,” he says.
at respective Toronto and rome film festivals, There was an interesting story about
was the first hollywood movie to tackle this Metwally getting cast in Rendition. When he
controversial subject. It focuses on egyptian-
american chemical engineer anwar
el-Ibrahimi, played by Omar Metwally, who
is apprehended at chicago airport on his
way home from a business trip. el-Ibrahimi
is secretly shuttled to an unnamed North
african country, where the local police chief
(Yigal Naor) subjects him to psychological
and physical torture.
Rendition marked the first starring role for
Omar Metwally, who was born in New York
to an egyptian businessman
and a dutch schoolteacher.
raised in southern california,
Metwally began his career in
San Francisco, where he trained
at the american conservatory
Theater. he then moved to
New York where he spent the
next seven years in Broadway
and off-Broadway productions.
Metwally was lauded for his
portrayal of aram, an emotion-
ally scarred survivor of the armenian genocide, received the script in New York, where he used
in the off-Broadway play Beast on the Moon to reside, director Gavin hood was doing the
(2005), directed by Larry Moss. In 2004, he auditions in Los angeles. Metwally asked a
was nominated for Broadway’s Tony award friend of his to put him on camera while he
as Best actor for his role in Sixteen Wounded, was doing his own take on the role of anwar
where he played a Palestinian who befriends a then sent the tape to hood, who had also seen
Jewish baker, played by Judd hirsch, famous him in Munich. The director obviously liked
for his role in the sitcom Taxi. his performance and asked him to fly to La.
Theatrical success helped Metwally make When the movie was starting to shoot, the
the move to cinema, and his breakthrough role setting of the story was to be egypt. however,
came in Steven Spielberg’s Munich (2005). in the final cut, it was changed to an abstract
Metwally played ali, a Palestinian militant Middle eastern country. Metwally comments:
who engages Mossad agent avner (eric Bana) “Of course if the filmmakers were more
in a political and philosophical debate in the specific about the story’s setting it could have
stairwell of an abandoned safe house. a few given more resonance to the final outcome.
TV guest roles followed, including spots on But I guess the viewer of the film can move
Grey’s Anatomy and The Unit. he then found Continued on page 10
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Omar Metwally those scenes where Metwally was blindfolded
or thrown in the shadows of a dark cell, his
note, which gives you the freedom to only
worry about what you are doing, because he
played by hopkins.
Next November, lovers of The Twilight
Continued from page 9 theatrical experience helped him to use certain is in control of the rest of the orchestra, said Saga will meet Omar Metwally in the new
beyond that because the country’s name is not parts of his body to perform. Metwally agrees: Metwally. sequel Breaking Dawn - Part 1 where he will
that crucial to the story we are trying to tell. I “I guess the best training for any actor is the Metwally continued his craft by taking play the great egyptian Pharaoh amun who
think the film was trying to present arguments theater, where one can learn the most funda- roles that bridge different human circum- holds the secret of the fight between the wolf
and, moreover, the many impactful scenarios mental parts of the craft. The role of anwar stances with varying backgrounds in City of pack and vampire coven.
of those policies on real people, which too was very challenging for me as an actor Your Final Destination that was directed by
often evoke abstract feelings when you read Born in Cairo, Egypt, Sherif Awad is a film/video
because I tried to focus on the intensity of the James Ivory with anthony hopkins as the critic and curator. He is the film editor of Egypt
about them in the news.” situation and to communicate with my eyes opposite lead. “I played an american-Iranian
In order to rehearse for the intense and Today Magazine, and the artistic director for both
or by gestures in the scenes that featured no called Omar razaghi who has won a grant the Alexandria Film Festival, in Egypt, and the
violent scenes, Mewally had special prepara- dialogue. Before watching the movie, I had to write a biography of Jules Gund, a Latin-
tions for the role in Rendition, as his character, Arab Rotterdam Festival, in The Netherlands. He
to warn my mother about the intensity of my american writer who committed suicide. My also contributes to Variety, in the United States,
anwar el-Ibrahimi, faced numerous kinds of scenes. I sat down next to her, holding her character travels to uruguay to meet three
torture and abuse. “each day before shooting, and Variety Arabia, in the United Arab Emirates
hands so that she could see I was there and people who were close to Gund; his widow, (UAE).
I, [Jake] Gyllenhaal and [Yigal] Naor had to ok, but she eventually cried. My parents were his younger mistress and his brother adam,
come together to discuss the scene with the very supportive of my career, although in the
director moment by moment, so that when beginning they had certain doubts about me ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
we moved to the set, we knew exactly what turning toward becoming an actor, which is a
to do. These scenes included physical work
and needed to be carefully approached and
performed so that nobody got hurt - especially
difficult profession by which to earn a living.”
about his experiences shooting with great
filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, Metwally
The Potential of Gaming in Westchester
me - while trying to make them credible and remembers that the first film that [inspired] By FRANK V. VERNUCCIO, JR.
efficient. Working on the script before [the] him to become an actor was Steven Spielberg’s Two vital economic facts in the Periodically, the concept of bringing
camera rolls is important because this allows E.T. On the set of Munich that had a crew Westchester region may point to an impor- non-Indian casinos has been discussed and
us to give expression to our emotion and of hundreds of people, Spielberg was like tant future source of employment and dismissed. But along with most other state
passion to those scenes. It was challenging a conductor of a big orchestra, who liked to revenue throughout New York State: the governments, albany is now desperate for
and demanding to get inside the core of such balance the melody of the film as he wanted it development of non-Indian casinos. revenue. There are few alternative means to
intensity to reflect a man who was being phys- to be. “as an actor in Spielberg’s film, you feel as america continues to struggle under raise urgently needed funds. Taxes are already
ically and spiritually pushed to his limits.” In like you are an instrument performing your horrendous unemployment rates, the Lower at intolerable levels, so raising revenue by
hudson Valley has enjoyed private sector increased rates is not feasible. Indeed, as
Sa job growth in the hospitality and leisure the popularity of the recently enacted prop-
ve industry. combined with Yonkers raceway’s erty tax cap indicates, state legislators need
yo announcement of a significant expansion, the to explore ways to lower, not increase levies.
fi future for gambling as a key source of jobs Staten Island assemblywoman Nicole
rs and revenue appears slated to continue. Malliotakis has noted that it takes New
la clearly, Governor cuomo has noticed. Yorkers 114 work days each year just to pay
ss he has initiated research into the feasibility their taxes.
of bringing non-Indian casino gambling to The absence of job opportunities and
the empire State. The possibility of keeping some of the highest taxes in the nation
all those dollars New Yorkers currently are devastating the state. as a result, New
spend at casinos in New Jersey, connecticut, Yorkers are fleeing in extraordinary numbers.
Pennsylvania and Maryland may prove too Much of the northern and central portions of
good to pass up by cash-starved albany. The the state are becoming employment deserts.
Governor isn’t alone. Many other jurisdic- a recent NY1/Marist polls noted that 36%
tions—including the district of columbia, of residents under 30 want to leave, attribut-
are exploring the possibility of resorting to able to a lack of jobs and high taxes. In light
casinos to balance their budgets. Indeed, of this, the lure of casino-related new jobs
most americans live within a two hour drive might be impossible to resist.
of a casino. The nation has certainly changed But casino development is not inevitable,
over the past thirty years, when casinos were and there are many obstacles and arguments
Cultivate yourself illegal almost everywhere other than notable against it. Legally, it is prohibited by the New
Whether you’re a recreational gardener, a budding exceptions such as Las Vegas. according to York State constitution, and the amend-
floral designer, or an aspiring landscape designer, the Manhattan Institute’s Josh Barro, , thirty ment process would be strenuous. a vigorous
The New York Botanical Garden has a class for you. years ago, only 13 states even had lotteries. opposition will certainly come from Indian
currently, only hawaii and utah forbid lobbyists. Those concerned with addiction-
gambling. related concerns will fight vigorously against
Gambling has thrived in New York since it. Interestingly, opposition is not based on
A D U LT E D U C AT I O N the early 1800s. The modern gambling era
began in 1966, when the current lottery was
party lines nor even the traditional liberal/
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The Potential of Gaming in Westchester IAA gave me a road map on getting into a
Continued from page 10 Federal reserve, which have implemented nursing school and nishing my degree
Opponents stress evidence that the direct new rules in reaction to problems.
effects on state budgets are not as substantial as genuine as those concerns are, the successfully. ey helped me realize my
as advocates claim. They argue that, in many economic crisis on both the state and national dream to become a Registered Nurse.
areas, gambling funds supposedly going to levels, and the lack of alternatives will serve
dedicated goals such as education do not attain as powerful incentives to seriously consider - Rebecca B
the levels hoped for—or are quietly sunk into casino gambling. In the final analysis, with
the general budget. They also present argu- both out of state and Indian casinos so readily
ments that dollars spent at casinos may not be available, the objections to New York taking Become a
additional spending, but funds diverted from
other forms of recreational spending. The
New York council on Problem Gambling
has fought for additional dollars to address
advantage of this potential and urgently
needed source of jobs and revenue may well
be too powerful to ignore.
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Continued from page 11 Turning the Economic Downturn “The culture here is contagious,” says For Socrates rubiera,32, the MBa
perfect training for succeeding in the equally Right-side Up with an MBA/page 2 dean harris, “Once students get a taste selection process was both pragmatic and
volatile world of the restaurant industry. “Monroe has the best customer service,” for it, they’re so drawn to it they want to philosophical. “I evaluated the credentials
Direct from College to Graduate said Wang, a lesson obviously not lost stay forever. They love the service they get, of the top management at the New York
on him. he opened his first store front the personal attention and the ability to city department of health,” says rubiera,
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neur Yifei Wang, 34, transferred to Monroe locations in Mamaroneck, eastchester, and fixed income department real estate divi- having earned my MBa. The money spent
college in New rochelle, NY to complete Flushing, Queens and more locations are sion of credit Suisse First Boston until the on it was well worth it.”
his undergraduate studies in business admin- planned. banking crisis of 2008. “There was never a Besides the recommendation that he
istration. “The campus was right across the Pragmatism also factored into Wang’s dull moment,” she says. So to suddenly find received from a friend who graduated from
street from where I was working at the time,” decision to continue his graduate education herself unemployed she was motivated to Monroe college’s Bronx campus, the desire
a practical and important consideration at an institution with whose culture he had apply to graduate school. “Now I had the to stay working in his job while earning the
for Wang. a 2001 immigrant from china, already become accustomed. he didn’t want time and a good severance check to be able MBa credential, plus having three young
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verified was also made simpler at Monroe college where he was awarded a full scholar- But with roots in New York and having a only possibility. and because Monroe offers
than the process used by other institutions. ship. “The way I calculated my travel time it young child, Vasquez had limited geographic an MBa with an option to concentrate
So much so, he turned down a full scholar- would have taken me two-and-a-half hours flexibility. Plus she needed class schedule in health management (as well as tracks in
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Quake Raises Red Flags for Indian Point, Nukes
By ABBY LUBY
even though last Tuesday’s 5.8
magnitude earthquake in central
Virginia was almost 400 miles away,
we felt it. From Ontario, canada to
alabama, buildings shook, the ground vibrated and
for many, it was a moment of fear. Fortunately there
was no damage and no one was hurt.
The earthquake was also felt here in Westchester
and at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plants in
Buchanan. The plant briefly operated in “abnormal
Operating Procedure” while checking for damages.
Service was not interrupted and entergy, the plant’s
Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. Photo by and
owner, reported that the plant was unaffected by the
courtesy of Abby Luby.
Nuclear regulatory commission (Nrc) added that because the pool in unit 3 has a steel
inspectors were also checking various areas at the liner, leaks could be checked in the corners of the
plant. pool where there is a gap.
“At Indian Point, plant workers walked down “There is no damage at either unit,” entergy
systems to assure there was no damage. NRC spokesperson Jerry Nappi stated in an email. Nappi
inspectors assured they were following their didn’t address the issue of the spent fuel pool cracks.
procedures,” said Diane Screnci, Sr. Public Affairs Screnci said the Nrc wasn’t planning any
Officer for the NRC. special inspections at Indian Point in response to last
The quake was one of the biggest to hit the east week’s earthquake. “The agency is deciding on the
coast since 1897, according to the u.S. Geological appropriate inspection to conduct at North anna.
Survey. The epicenter was near Mineral, Virginia, Once a decision is made, we’ll announce it.”
and as soon as it hit, the nuclear reactors at the entergy has applied to the Nrc for two new
North anna Power Station, less than 20 miles operating licenses for units 1 and 2, to run for
away, were shut down. (They were up and running another 20 years. New York attorney General
24 hours later). eric Schneiderman has scrutinized the Nrc’s
The 30-year-old North anna plant sits on an re-licensing process for not considering seismic risk
earthquake fault as do the 40-year-old twin reactors as part of nuclear power plant’s re-licensing appli-
at Indian Point. The Buchanan plants however are cation. Numerous contentions filed have made
over an intersection of two major earthquake belts; entergy’s application one of the longest on record
one runs from Putnam and Westchester to New with the Nrc.
York city and the other is the ramapo seismic The Virginia earthquake reinforces the message
zone that runs from eastern Pennsylvania to the from area geologists and seismologists who have
mid-hudson Valley. In the heightened aftermath stressed that the east coast is as susceptible to earth-
of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami disaster quakes as the west coast. Leonardo Seeber, a leading
in March 2011, where four nuclear reactors were seismologist and senior researcher at columbia
toppled and subsequent core melt downs in three of university’s Lamont-doherty earth Observatory
the four plants, last week’s Virginia quake has spiked said that the Virginia earthquake will teach us more
growing concerns about the vulnerability of aging about potential seismic activity in the New York
nuclear reactors to natural disasters. city area.
Systems at Indian Point that are particularly “We can learn more about what faults are
hard to inspect include underground pipes, wires and causing these earthquakes and which ones are
cables, many of which are expected to be corroded moving. It’s interesting to see what these faults
and vulnerable to tremors or vibrations. For years, are doing on the east coast regarding future
entergy has monitored leaks at Indian Point caused earthquakes.”
by cracks in the spent fuel pools. Would the cracks Seeber, who co-authored a seminal study in
have widened from last week’s quake? 2008 that mapped historical seismic activity in the
“It would be quite easy to tell,” said arnie New York city region, said that seismic waves travel
Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice great distances. “You could have structures that reso-
president and now chief engineer at Fairewinds nate when waves are amplified locally.”
associates Nuclear. The 2008 columbia university study also
“They [entergy] could see if the leak collection discovered seismic activity around Indian Point in
system picked up anything after this earthquake. It’s the form of small earthquakes less than magnitude
reasonable to go down and look to see if more water of 3, as far down as 10 miles below the surface.
was coming out than had in the past.” Gundersen Continued on page 14
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Quake Raises Red Flags for Indian Point, Nukes their sites. currently operating nuclear plants be seismically active, it’s been very difficult to
in the uS remain safe, with no need for imme- get public officials to think beyond the west
Continued from page 13 hot seat. after the Japanese disaster, President diate action.” Screnci added that although coast when it comes to earthquake risks. This
an earthquake with the magnitude of Obama mandated that the agency form a task there is no immediate safety concern, “the should be a jolt to get more focused on risk
5 seems to happen every 100 years, said the force to address safety threats at the coun- Nrc has determined that assessment of other than coastal hurricanes and terrorism.
report. The last one of that magnitude was in try’s nuclear power plants and to recommend updated seismic hazards and plant perfor- We can’t afford not to plan appropriately for
1884. changes to existing regulations. Screnci said mance should continue. Staff efforts in this these types of disasters accordingly.”
according to the Nrc, Indian Point that the Nrc has been examining updated area are continuing.”
would be able to withstand a 5.2 earthquake. seismic models and information for eastern Abby Luby is a Westchester based, freelance
Irwin redlener, director of the National journalist who writes local news, about environ-
They also state that Indian Point has the and central u.S. nuclear power plants for the center for disaster Preparedness at columbia
highest risk of catastrophic failure due to an past few years. mental issues, art, entertainment and food. Her
university’s Mailman School of Public health, debut novel, “Nuclear Romance” will be out in
earthquake out of all the 104 nuclear reactors “The project is called Generic Issue 199 said the Virginia earthquake should serve as a
in the united States. The catastrophic events (GI-199). The staff continues to conclude September. visit the book’s website, http://nucle-
warning. “although 80 million americans arromance.wordpress.com/
at the Fukushima reactors put the Nrc on the the plants can safely withstand earthquakes at live in communities that have the potential to
Carve Their Names with Pride: Three Women Called Molly the time.
In 1772, she married John corbin,
a Virginian, who joined the continental
By ROBERT SCOTT army as a gunner’s assistant in the First
Pennsylvania regiment of artillery. his wife
every war produces role of women in combat. It is perhaps fitting Margaret Corbin accompanied the unit as nurse and camp
its share of heroes. The to examine the lives of three women and their The first american woman to shed her assistant. after watching her husband at his
american revolution, spontaneous heroism more than two centu- blood in defense of this country, Margaret work, Molly corbin soon became as familiar
the most desperate of our ries ago. Without such sacrifices, this nation corbin was born in 1751, the only daughter with the sequence of loading, firing and
conflicts, was unusual might not have been created. Two were army of robert cochran, a Scots-Irish settler in sponging a cannon as any artilleryman
because many brave women participated wives who became impromptu cannoneers. western Pennsylvania. When she was five John corbin was killed in 1776 while
alongside their men and even took an active The third masqueraded as a man and fought years old, her father was killed by Indians, manning a small cannon in a northern
part in battle. as a soldier. all were dubbed “Molly,” then a and her mother was carried off into captivity. outpost of Fort Washington in upper
controversy still rages today about the popular diminutive of Mary. Fortunately, Margaret was with relatives at Continued on page 16
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John L. Fava
John L. Fava GovERnMEnt John L. Fava
SaMUEL L. RIvERS
for City CounCil
for City CounCil
by for for City CounCil
for City CounCil
H Reduce Taxes
H Reduce Crime
H Improve Business District
H EnforceResidency Requirement
H Encourage Public Participation
in Decision-making Regarding:
Atlantic Development Project
Community Development Funds
Official Pay Raises
H Born and raised in the City of Mount Vernon H Born and raised in the City of Mount Vernon
H Ensure Efficiencies in Government Spending
H Served with the U.S. Army’s First Infantry Division H Educated
H Install in Mount Vernon Public Schools
in Vietnam Term Limits for Elected Officials
H Licensed Real Estate Broker
H Servedas Commander of the Anthony T. Fava H Maintain Public Areas More Cost-effectively
American Legion Post 1768 H Member, Kingsbridge Garden Civic Association
H Eliminate Unnecessary Government Positions
H Served as Chairman of the Central Committee for
Veterans Affairs H Chairman, Black Political Caucus of
H Encourage Council Districts
H Member of the Vietnam Veterans Association,
Elks Lodge 707, and the Knights of Columbus H Support Senior Citizen Programs H Committee Member, Ben Gordon Day
H Received The Ambasciatore Award for his
leadership and community activism Donations may be sent to:
H Married to Matilde Mignone Fava, is the father Friends of John L. Fava
of 3 accomplished daughters, and is an active 165 East Devonia Ave., Mount Vernon, NY 10552
playmate of his 5 grandchildren
PROMOTE JOB GROWTH
by for the people
PROMOTE MOUnT vERnOn
H Cut government operating costs H Any government job will be offered Bring back the pride and dignity of a city that
to city residents first
H Ensure government efficiencies has all the necessary commodities but has
H Seek to use Lottery proceeds in promoting been vandalized by greed, crime and
H Eliminate unnecessary government positions
corruption. We the people who can visualize
H Cut back salaries of all elected officials and
H Provide opportunities to vocational school
increases will be at voters’ discretion an improved city in which we can live and
students under licensed professional
H Reduce perks supervision raise our families under an umbrella of peace
Insurance, cars, travel expenses, etc. and tranquility must demand that our voices
H Support term limits PROMOTE YOUTH ACTIvITIES not only be heard, but our desires be acted
H After school sports, academics and upon. A single voice in the city council will be
REDUCE CRIME community services supervised by mentors like a whisper in the night, however the voices
(ex. PBA, Big Brothers/Sisters, Youth Bureau,
H Supervised after school activities of a hundred will be like a thunder heard
Neighborhood Associations, etc.)
H Curfew 10pm for children 16 and under throughout the county.
H More police presence in shopping areas, SUPPORT SEnIOR CITIzEnS Requesting all citizens to please get involved.
parking lots and streets H Ensure senior citizen programs
penalties for drug and weapon
H Examine efficient ways to provide support Let’s not just talk the talk,
let’s walk the walk…TOGETHER
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Carve Their Names with Pride: Three Women Called Molly the enemy passed directly between her legs
without doing any damage other than carrying
new private marched off to West Point with
his unit. In a skirmish with Loyalist troops
Continued from page 14 with water) to thirsty soldiers on the battlefield. near Tarrytown in Westchester, deborah was
away the lower part of her petticoat. Looking
Manhattan. Margaret took his place, loading The name is most often associated with Mary wounded in the head by a saber blow that left
at it with apparent unconcern, she observed
and swabbing the gun “with skill and vigor” hays, born Mary Ludwig, a Pennsylvania a permanent scar.
that it was lucky it did not pass higher, for it
until she herself was severely wounded in the dutch girl whose parents had emigrated from She was wounded again near eastchester,
might have carried away something else, and
shoulder and chest by hessian grapeshot. Germany. Married to John caspar hays, a receiving two musket balls in the thigh.
continued her occupation.”
Following the capture of Fort Washington, young barber, she accompanied her husband’s Medical treatment of these wounds would
her husband died shortly after the war,
in return for her promise that she would fight regiment, the First Pennsylvania artillery, have revealed her gender, so she removed
and Mary hays married George Mccauley,
no more in the war, her captors delivered when it joined Washington’s Monmouth one musket ball with a penknife and sewing
an ex-soldier from her husband’s regiment. he
her to the american forces. evacuated to campaign in New Jersey. In a strange coin- needle. The other was too deep to remove; it
turned out to be shiftless and a heavy drinker.
Philadelphia in 1779, Margaret corbin was cidence, this was the same unit in which caused her to limp for the rest of her life. after
She left him, supporting herself as a laundress
voted a pension of “half-pay for life and one Margaret corbin’s husband had served. service at Fort Ticonderoga, she was trans-
complete set of cloaths.” Mary hays’s moment of glory came at ferred to Philadelphia as an orderly to General
although she “smoked, chewed tobacco
after the war, she settled in Swimtown the Battle of Monmouth on Sunday, June 28, John Paterson of the delaware militia.
and swore like a trooper” and in later life
(later called Buttermilk Falls and now 1778, remembered as one of the hottest days having come down with a fever, she
comported herself like an old soldier, “Sergeant
highland Falls) outside of West Point. Famous of that summer. Soldiers were dropping all again tried to avoid treatment. Near death,
Molly” regrettably never was awarded a veter-
for her flaming red hair, sharp eyes, shrill voice, around, not only from bullets but from thirst she was treated by dr. Barnabas Binney, who
an’s pension by congress. contemporary
shrewish temper and useless left arm, she was and overexertion in the hundred-degree heat. discovered her secret when he examined her.
writers described her as a stocky, ruddy-
saluted as “captain Molly.” She died in 1800, a Mary carried water from a nearby spring, thus discreetly, he said nothing and had her taken
complexioned Pennsylvania dutch girl.
hard-drinking, impoverished veteran. In 1926, earning her the well-known nickname. When to his home to recover. The good doctor’s
apparently misled by the Mccauley name,
her obscure grave was located. her remains her husband suffered from heatstroke while participation in her deception eventually
some writers claimed that Molly Pitcher was
were disinterred and moved to the cemetery firing his artillery piece, she grabbed a rammer backfired; his niece became infatuated with
Irish. responding to this, her granddaughter,
at West Point. Sheltered by a small grove of and kept the gun in action. the young soldier.
Polly McLeister, described Molly as being “as
arbor vitae near the Old chapel, an imposing Let Joseph Plumb Martin describe her dr. Binney decided the time had come
dutch as sauerkraut.”
monument erected by the daughters of the decisive action. his graphic contemporary to reveal that robert Shurtliff was a female.
a monument on the site of the Battle of
american revolution memorializes this first picture of the life of an enlisted man in the When told that his orderly was a woman,
Monmouth, near Freehold, N.J., celebrates
artillery woman of the american army. continental army was published anony- the heroism of Molly Pitcher. She died in Gen. Paterson exclaimed, “Why, this is truly
mously in 1830: 1832 and is buried (as Mollie Mccauley) theatrical!” It was also unlike anything in
“While in the act of reaching a cartridge in the Old Graveyard on South Street in his experience, so he took the news to the
evidence exists that Molly Pitcher actu- and having one of her feet as far from the
ally was a generic name given to women who carlisle, Pennsylvania. commander-in-chief. George Washington
other as she could step, a cannon shot from decided that an honorable discharge should be
brought pitchers of water or grog (rum diluted Deborah Sampson granted to Private robert Shurtliff. This was
Of all the stories to come out of the done, showing an enlistment of a year and a
revolution, none is stranger than that of half.
the only woman to formally enlist in the In 1784, deborah Sampson married
continental army. deborah Sampson Benjamin Gannett, a prosperous Sharon,
was born in Plympton, Massachusetts, in Massachusetts, farmer. Later, the
1760. after their sailor father died at sea, Massachusetts legislature and congress each
the Sampson children were all parceled out awarded her small pensions. . She capitalized
among friends and relatives. on her fame by appearing on the lecture plat-
deborah spent her teenage years as form, the first woman to do so. her talk was a
an indentured servant in Middleboro, set speech about her wartime experiences that
Massachusetts, and a remarkable servant she concluded with a performance of the complete
was. Not only did she learn to read, but she manual of arms in full military uniform.
educated herself enough to qualify as a part- She died in 1827. her grave is in Sharon’s
time teacher. at the age of 22, dressed in rock ridge cemetery, and a street in Sharon
borrowed male attire, she tried to enlist in the is named for her. The house in Plympton in
continental army as “Timothy Thayer.” She which she was born, and the Gannett house
was unmasked when she became tipsy in a in Sharon in which she lived and raised four
local tavern celebrating her enlistment. children are both still standing. In 1943, the
undaunted, deborah Sampson walked Bethlehem Steel company’s Sparrow’s Point
some 75 miles to Worcester, where she shipyard near Baltimore launched a Liberty
succeeded in passing herself off as “robert ship that proudly carried the name of this
Shurtliff ” and inscribing this name on the unusual woman.
rolls of capt. George Webb’s light infantry It has been said that one of the reasons for
company of the Fourth Massachusetts militia many of our problems today is that we lack
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strike the same place twice, but the parish-
ioners of Blessed Sacrament may feel as
devastated as if it had. In the space of a few
short years, Blessed Sacrament church had
major repair work: first on the church steeple,
and now to redo the front walls. It was only
a few years ago that the steeple of the church
had to be repaired because it was in “imminent
danger of collapse.” Parishioners contributed
to help finance the nearly half a million dollars
that were needed to repair this tall and stately
MAYOR OF YONKERS
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tectural beauty of the church. But now, only a meeting mortgage payments, the old St.
few years later, more work is needed to repair Matthew’s church and School on drake
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centre avenue, in New rochelle, New York. Street would eventually close.
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into the church whenever inclement weather
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SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
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archdiocese of New York and archbishop funds to rebuild the church. complicating his
dolan have lent the money to “restore the efforts was the increased number of Italian
most beautiful church in Westchester immigrants who now lived in West New
county.” Msgr Bradley welcomes donations rochelle. The parish had also been divided
and recently stated $7,170 had so far been in 1893 with the creation of St. Gabriel’s
collected. The cost of both these repairs to church. The present “church of the Blessed
this historic church have created an enormous Sacrament” on centre avenue in New
financial burden for the parish. a parishioner rochelle, was built on the site of the former
who is familiar with this type of work noted large wooden church structure and dedi-
that extensive work on the walls and peak cated with the same name the original wood
of the roof is being totally replaced on both church had in 1874. and the present Blessed
sides of the church. The workmen in his view Sacrament church was completed in 1897
appear to be doing a very good job of restora- before Old Father Tom died and was buried
tion and repair. on the site where the bell from the first church
Blessed Sacrament was always known as had fallen.
the Mother church of the area. In 1836 it “Old Father Tom’s” nephew was assigned
was the first place in the vicinity where the to the church. “Young Father Tom” continued
catholic Mass was celebrated: at George his uncle’s work by restoring the church ,
Govers house on huguenot Street near including placing stained glass windows on
Memorial highway. The first church, St. the altar, making a new altar of carrara marble
Matthew’s, was completed on drake’s Lane and marble altars for the side chapels.
between Shore road and St. Joseph’s Street. The enduring legacy of Blessed
Subsequently, many Irish immigrants moved Sacrament church is a strong reminder of
into the area and in 1851-2, the church was how this church and its congregation have
enlarged. contributed to the city of New rochelle and
Serving his parishioners, “Old Father to its historical treasury.
Tom,” had seen the need to have a church for Those who wish to help with the resto-
the many German catholics then living in ration effort of this 114-year-old church
the “dutch hill” section of the area. So he can send a donation to Blessed Sacrament
purchased a lot on centre and Beauchamp church, 24 Shea Place, New rochelle, New
Place (now Shea Place). and had a large York l0801.
wooden church structure built there. By 1874 Peggy Godfrey is a freelance writer, and former
it was dedicated with the name: “church of educator.
the Blessed Sacrament.” Because of difficulty
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What Your Doctor Won’t (or Can’t) Tell You ELECT
By DR. EVAN LEVINE
In 2009 the
Baycol, Seldane, encainide,and Trovan over
the years since all those drugs were pulled off
and Manufacturers of the market after they killed scores of patients.
america, with the approval The most significant change was of
of the Fda, laid out a revised code on course the newest dinner arrangements.
interactions with physicians. The two most Ironically,we would have been better off if
publicized parts of this agreement discussed they allowed doctors, just like every other
the free hand-outs and free meals; there was profession, to be taken to dinner by a rep YONKERS CITY COUNCIL 3 RD DISTRICT
going to be no more free pens for doctors without the lecture; as long as it was a dinner
and although doctors could still be taken to of reasonable cost and not a strip club. That’s
dinner they would have to listen to an expert right we all would have been better off if they
speaker discuss a medical topic. On paper it just let doctors go out and drink and have
seemed that the Fda struck a good deal: no fun on the expense of a drug company. how
more free pens and doctors would have to could that be?
listen to a top speaker on a medical topic if The money, the action, the scripts, the
they attended one of those free dinners. But person who big Pharma really wants to
of course, as you all know by now, big busi- have in their pocket is not the internist who
ness always out smarts big government. is sitting around the dinner table fattening
I don’t believe anyone is stupid enough himself up,it’s the guy who is getting paid at
to believe that a ten-cent pen is really going least a thousand dollars to give that dinner
to make a huge difference when it comes to talk that lasts for about an hour. and the talk
bribing a doctor to write one script over an is not about a random and important topic
other but that was one of the most publi- but more likely how great the drug is that VOTE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
cized parts of the agreement. although, in the company who just paid for your dinner
my attempt at the darkest kind of humor, I markets.
TuEsDAY, sEPT. 13 Th
enjoyed showing my collection of pens for Continued on page 20 YOnk ER s CI TY COu nCI l 3 R D D I s T R I CT
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What Your Doctor Won’t (or Can’t) Tell You can get into the office, even when there are
patients waiting, to talk to the doctor.
known as prescription data- mining compa-
nies like IMS health, for a fee, give the reps a
Continued from page 19 dr. J would not have that incentive to write But not very long ago, I received a call list of doctors in their territory that tells them
dr. J is a member of a large group of the drug. Many doctors, like dr. J do actu- from a friend telling me that his former how many prescriptions the doctor wrote for
physicians and he is yearning for a few extra ally prepare a talk, often with biased material professor and a chief of Medicine at a large their drug and their competitors.
bucks - actually as much as a hundred grand supported by the Pharma company, and do academic center was in his office, hawking a The State of Vermont enacted a law that
a year if he gives a spend a few minutes, often between courses, drug known as Bystolic, with the rep and the prohibited the sale of this information but In
one-hour talk twice a week. In order to discussing the benefits for using the drug but free lunch they were expecting. My friend, June of this year the pharmaceutical industry
show his thanks to the big Pharma and to there are too many circumstances where this also a cardiologist, told me how awkward won a major victory when the u.S. Supreme
encourage that company to use him often, he simple talk is not even given. There are too it was to see him at his office since it’s very court struck down this Vermont law ruling
begins writing that company’s drug like a mad many instances, especially with the smaller unusual for anyone to show for a free lunch, in their decision that the law violated the
man. he also writes the script on his partner’s pharmaceutical companies, were dinner is other than the rep, and shocking to hear industry’s First amendment free speech
patients when they are away and encourages eaten and someone also ends up with a thou- that your former chief of medicine, a person rights.
all his friends and associates to do so. dr. J sand dollar check. responsible for training students and resi- however, doctors can sign up with a site
has a teaching position at a hospital and lets My review of some of the local physi- dents and the doctor responsible for all the at the american Medical association, even if
the students, who are graded by dr. J that he cians, some who were paid more than $50,000 physicians that practice medicine at the insti- they are not a member, and for no cost, and
likes that drug. as I have mentioned repeat- dollars last year by big Pharma, shows that tution was schlepping around with the drug block the companies from knowing what
edly in my book and past articles big Pharma a few of these doctors, who lectured about rep to help sell a drug. I can’t tell you why drugs they write. I encourage every doctor to
knows who writes their drug and how often a specialty drug, were far from experts and he was there, although he must have been do this and I would encourage patients to tell
they do, and dr. J, of course, knows this as not even board certified in that specialty or paid very well, or how he could help sell an their doctors that they want them to do so.
well. The more scripts dr. J writes the more even general medicine. again, this just makes expensive drug that many feel is not a top Without this information, drug compa-
talks he will do for big Pharma and that, my point, that having doctors talk for drug choice for the treatment of hypertension and, nies will have a tough time knowing which
of course, is just a scam to pay-off the doc. companies, a tricky way of saying thank remarkably, as much as ten times expensive physicians are writing their scripts and
and dr. J enjoys the pat on the back he gets you to doctors, whether qualified or not, for than many other drugs used to treat high perhaps this quid pro quo game - more
from the Pharma reps especially the young writing lots and lots of their drug. blood pressure. But I can tell you that it is prescriptions written gets more paid talks for
women. Sometimes I find myself laughing Pharma did not, apparently, reach and disgraceful for someone of this stature to the doctor- will be stopped.
at this scenario but the reality is is that the agreement about what to do with those free lower himself to this for a few bucks; likely Dr Evan Levine is the author of “What Your
reps who work for big Pharma know how to lunches brought to doctor’s offices. Just about around $2,000 bucks if I had to guess. Doctor Won’t (or Can’t) Tell You” and a prac-
encourage doctors to write scripts and money every day a rep has to be at a doctor’s office There is something that physicians ticing cardiologist in Westchester and The
and flattery, in that order of course, are the with a full catered lunch for the doctor and all can do which will prevent companies from Bronx. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of
best impetus. his staff. and, for the most part, there isn’t an knowing what prescriptions your doctor Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr.
If the pharmaceutical industry were expert there to discuss much of anything; just writes. as I mentioned for the past eight Levine can be reached at 914-237-1332 or
allowed to do what every other big busi- a lot of food for all to have and a way to get in years, and in my book, “ What Your doctor mailto:VaNLeV@aol.com.
ness does, take clients out to dinner, then the good graces of the doctor’s staff so the rep Won’t (or can’t) Tell You, businesses best
Ed Koch Movie Reviews
BY EDWARD I. KOCH
Movie Review: and was never extradited. anderson returned
to his church in the states.
decades and scores of cinematic interroga-
“Tabloid” (+) The film primarily consists of conver- tions, Mr. Morris had developed a knack
This documentary, which focuses on a sations with McKinney since anderson for finding that zone in each person’s char-
bizarre 1970s incident in London, is unique refused to be interviewed. as a young girl, acter where lucidity intersects with delusion
and often hilarious. McKinney was gorgeous. Thirty years later and where the urge to perform collides
Joyce McKinney, who lived in North when telling her story, she is understandably with the impulse to dissemble. People seem
carolina, fell in love with a young Mormon a little heavier but still very beautiful with an to be inventing themselves in front of his
missionary, Kirk anderson. Kirk’s church enthralling soft, southern accent. camera and then, a moment later, unmaking
sent him to work in London hoping the I have seen a lot of documentaries but themselves.”
distance would end his relationship with never one as amusing as this which held my I found Joyce McKinney to be a unique
Joyce. But she followed him to england and attention from beginning to end. The inci- personality and someone I enjoyed learning
using a toy gun, she took him to a cottage, dent occurred so long ago that I don’t believe about. (an epilogue reveals that when her
tied him to a bed, and had her way with him audiences will be concerned about punish- adored pit bull, Booger, died, she had him
for three days. ment for a crime, if one took place. cloned in South Korea at a cost of $150,000.)
Joyce, who claimed the incident was The documentarian, errol Morris, was The film is a romp. I think you will enjoy it.
consensual, was charged with kidnapping heralded by a.O. Scott in his New York Times
and indicted. She fled to the u.S., however, review of the film. he wrote:
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himself as a sad clown. The lead clown is
Sergio (antonio de la Torre), husband of
Natalia (carolina Bang). The relationship
between Sergio and Natalia is sadomasoch-
BY EDWARD I. KOCH
istic. he beats her up and then has forceful
sex with her which she clearly enjoys. Natalia
Movie Review: tickets in the afternoon for a
7:25 p.m. performance, fearing that it might also likes Javier who wants to protect her from
“The Last Circus” (-) sell out. Somehow the public was informed, Sergio. he witnesses Sergio’s brutality and the
as often happens, to stay away. No one was couple’s sexual activities as well.
In her New York Times review of this film,
waiting on line to enter the theater, although Most of the surreal, incomprehensible
Jeannette catsoulis wrote:
it was 80 percent full. sequences of the picture bored me. catsoulis
“Brilliant, bizarre, dazzling and utterly
The film begins in 1937 with the onset seems to adore the film’s writer and director,
demented, The Last circus views Franco-era
of the Spanish civil War. The father of a alex de la Iglesia. I refrain from commenting
Spain through the crazed eyes of two clowns
young boy named Javier is impressed into on directors - not being schooled in evaluating
doing battle for the love of one magnificent
the army by a republican army contingent. the profession - but I am a writer and I’m
woman. The metaphor may be unsubtle, but
The republican army defended the elected comfortable commenting on a script. This one
the jaw-dropping brio of its execution takes
government against the fascists led by Franco. is ridiculous. If your choice is between seeing
the breath away: resisting its lunatic spell
The father is killed by the fascists leaving his this movie and watching a program on TV,
would probably require full-body sedation.”
young son to survive alone. take the latter way out.
Who could resist seeing a movie described
Javier (played as an adult by carlos areces) Watch Ed Koch’s Movie Reviews at www.
as “brilliant, bizarre, dazzling and utterly
becomes a clown in a circus. he designates MayorKoch.com.
demented?” I couldn’t and rushed to buy
THE SOUNDS Keb’ Mo’ The reflection
OFBLUE Yolabelle International
By BOB PUTIGNANO an excellent addition to Keb Mo’s Strong discography
Kevin Moore, best known to us as Keb’ this very catchy and soulful song. Kevin So’s that past couple of week’s in BluesWax, but
Mo’, certainly needs no further introduc- “crush On You” is a duet with India Arie I have to say this tune is a touching way to
tions. For more details on the soon to be and Keb that works extremely well. This conclude The Reflection.
sixty-year-old Keb, refer to don Wilcock’s song is well written and fits very well within Production work by Keb’ Mo’ is of the
recent two-part interviews here in BluesWax, Keb’s repertoire. highest magnitude, with precision timing
as well as ex-Fleetwood Mac guitarist Jeremy The Eagles’ “One of These Nights,” between each song that flows smartly from
Spencer’s comments to the same. with Dave Koz‘s sax is an odd inclusion, track to track. his selection of top-notch
Now onto The Reflection, where the probably a good fit for smooth jazz radio sidemen is also superb and right on the mark,
good vibes are strong. Standouts include formats, that is what is left of that radio so much so that it’s obvious that a lot of
Keb’s opener “The Whole enchilada,” with format. Vince Gill plays mandolin, sings, good thought went into the making of The
David T. Walker’s guitar and Victor and co-wrote with Keb’ “My Baby’s Telling Refection. Note: I am usually not a fan of
Wooten’s bass. Both add a lot to this loose Lies,” which segues well from the previous programmed drums, but Keb does an excel-
and captivating tune. “Inside Outside,” eagles interpretation, with tasty vocals from lent job that makes this drum sound almost
also written by Keb’, has almost that classic Gil and Keb. The humorous “Just Lookin’” unnoticeable. Some will ask, “Where’s the
Steely Dan sound and production, which adds Marcus Miller’s bass, horns, and the blues content?” I say, this is an excellent addi-
is a good thing. There’s additional perfection return of the background singers. It’s also especially with Keb’s smart guitar licks on tion to Keb’s already strong discography and
with the use of the background vocalists, plus sumptuously funky and tight throughout. the fade. The family affair haunting finale, shouldn’t it be more about the quality of the
the veteran Reggie McBride (used by Keb Mo’s “Walk Through the Fire” also echoes “Something Within,” is talked about in far music? That’s certainly undeniable here.
on previous records) returns to play bass on the dan of Steel sound, it’s a solid track, more detail in Wilcock’s interview with Mo
Bob Putignano www.SoundsofBlue.com
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Let’s Make a Plan
consider and reconsider. If you need to handle financial matters providers and the Loved-One. If the patient
If you see that a Loved-One is begin- for a Loved-One you will probably need is incoherent you may need to advocate on
ning to fail and the need for assistance is to get their Power of Attorney (P.O.A.). their behalf to ensure that their wishes are
By H. LEE WHITEHEAD increasing, try to have a conversation with If the person has more than one account acknowledged and adhered to per their
that person. Be mindful not to present this as and different types of accounts, you may directive of you. Your input is recognized
during the last 30 years I have moved an end of life situation. Maintain a conversa- need a separate P.O.A. for each one. If you by law and must be adhered to by health
four times. at the end of each move I am tional flow. The ability to have this discussion need to handle family real estate property, care providers. remember that your input
exhausted, frustrated and in serious need of is evidence of willingness between you and a regular P.O.a. may not cover that. There should be a result of prior discussions and/
a little emotional and physical downtime. the dependent to tackle some very difficult are other designations such as, Durable or knowledge regarding the patient’s wishes.
But after a few weeks had passed I remem- and sensitive issues—so be encouraged. Power of Attorney; For the Benefit Of; and Whenever your Loved-One is admitted to
bered with a smile, settled-in, and continued To get started, inform the person of the Guardianship. The P.O.a. may be all that a skilled care or assisted living facility you
life with my new living arrangements. differences or changes you have observed and is needed for a regular checking or savings can request that the health care Proxy be
The problem however, was that I was not ask if they agree or understand. In the event account. The P.O.a., d.P.O.a. and other added as a part of their permanent record
prepared for the move---even though I knew that care is required, are they comfortable forms are often available at the bank you or medical chart. You can even attach an
it was coming. The same premise holds true with you handling those concerns? If there do business with and local stationary stores. addendum to the health care Proxy, which
for the first time I became a care Giver for is someone else they would prefer, ask that These forms must be signed by the account further explains your loved-One’s wishes and
a Loved-One. The numbers and timeframes person to join the conversation. Let them holder and the person receiving the P.O.a., directives.
are a lot different but the basic premise is the handle it and offer whatever support you can and notarized by a Notary Public. H. Lee Whitehead has been writing since 1980,
same. although I was ready, willing and able, to that person. You are now ready to handle another consideration is the Health is a Patient and Family Advocate in Westchester
I had not prepare sufficiently well enough. So, the really tough stuff.; from managing the Care Proxy. This will allow you to make County since 1992, and is a Nursing Assistant
whether you are just getting started, or in full daily household bills to pre-planning final medical decisions for your Loved-One if they since 1978.
stride as a care Giver, look ahead and make arrangements. here’s a list you can use as a are not able to do so. The patient can also
a plan. There will always be arrangements to guide or springboard to develop a plan for request in writing that you are to be present
your Loved-Ones. during any discussions between medical
a part of the health care Proxy is the DNR. (Do Not Resuscitate), order. Do Not Resuscitate is a legal order written by the hospital, or on a
standard legal form. This is put in place to respect the wishes of a patient who does not want to undergo CPR or Advanced Cardiac Life Support if
they stop breathing or their heart stops. health care providers are legally required to perform life sustaining measures for the patient if this order is not
signed by the patient and/or the health care proxy. a dNr order will only affect treatment pertaining to Intubation or CPR. In the united States legal
documentation for dNr orders will vary from state to state. also eMS will not accept Living Wills and advanced directives as legally valid forms.
If a patient has a dNr order in place a state sponsored form must be completed and signed by the health care Proxy and/or the Patient as well as a
The list continues and this is just a sampling of the concerns and issues faced by the care Giver and the dependent. Other concerns to consider are
issues such as A Network of Assistance, Examination of Available Financial Resources, Living Arrangements; Transferring of Funds and Assets;
Executorships; Living Will; and Final Arrangements. You may need to consult with an elder attorney to setup the legal plan and generate all of the
appropriate paper work. Or you can speak with a Patient advocate who can research your particular needs and gather the pertinent information for you.
remember that the road ahead will be a lot smoother if a conversation takes place in advance. If you are beyond the possibility of an initial conversa-
tion your current priorities becomes a To-Do-List. It is a challenge, and it can be done—as proven by the thousands of persons handling these matters
everyday right here in Westchester county. It’s a challenge well worth the effort for the most important people in your life—the family.
If you would like to share your experience or request coverage of a particular topic, write to or e-mail: H. Lee Whitehead at: Guardian News Corp. P.O. Box 8, New
Rochelle, New York 10801 LW5787@aol.com
Bigger isn’t better.
It’s just harder to park.
Apple to Open Store in Grand Central Station
By GAIL FARRELLY
iPads Perform Zumba being made by apple officials and the
Routines to Celebrate crowd grew restless, a member of the audi-
It was a press confer- ence produced a boombox in order to blast
ence for the ages yesterday out some Latin music. The rest, as they say,
when apple chose Grand centraI Station is history. Soon the iPads were on their little
as the venue for its announcement that the feet, doing some Zumba dance routines.
company plans to open a store in that very First there was a smattering of applause
location. The apple executives thought from a delighted crowd; that grew to a roar
TheY would be the center of attention. as the iPads did more exciting and ambitious
Wrong! The executives were foolish enough moves.
FIAT of Larchmont to bring along a dozen iPads to display at commuters in Grand central Station,
2050 Boston Post Road
the press conference. The tablet computers like most americans, are enthralled by
Larchmont, NY 10538
ended up stealing the show. Zumba, a Latin fitness program that’s been
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When technical announcements were sweeping the country. Frustrated apple exec-
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Continued from page 22 there’s the food. Zaro’s for hot dogs, Junior’s
utives didn’t have a chance of getting anyone for cheesecake, and Magnolia for cupcakes.”
to listen to them. In fact, they didn’t even The press conference continued, with
want to listen to each other. exuberant audience members asking ques-
after an hour of dancing, exhausted tion after question of the iPads. Stars are
iPads addressed the crowd, explaining why born! Y’know the ad that goes: I love New
they’ll be delighted to be spending some time York. Well, iPads really dO love NY. and
in Grand central. “a two-minute shuttle judging by the reception they got yesterday
ride, and we’ll be in Times Square,” said in Grand central, NY, loves them right back.
one ecstatic iPad. “all the Broadway shows
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practically at our fingertips.” another iPad, a
slightly plump one, agreed, saying, “and then
EYE ON THEATRE
Small But Also Tall
By JOHN SIMON
anna Kerrigan’s The
Talls is a play that works by
subtle suggestions rather
than emphatic assertions,
although the hints are
generous enough to keep the attentive spec- From left, Michael Oberholtzer, Lauren
tator happily absorbed. In a mere 80 minutes, Holmes and Timothée Chalamet in “The
it tells us enough about the upper-bour- Talls,” at the McGinn/Cazale Theater
geois, catholic clarkes in 1970 Oakland to and conceivably heading for puncture. chris
empathize with their relatively nonviolent is taunting catherine about her supposed
peripeties, and perhaps even learn a thing or flatchestedness, as opposed to those of a
two from them. schoolmate he hopes to make waves with. a
John clarke, 47, is a lawyer running for comic fight ensues, which Isabelle, flushing
city comptroller, no better or worse than her own full bust, finally quells. Young Nick
his profession allows. his wife, anne, 43, is watches amusedly.
described as catholic and embittered, and They are awaiting a visit from russell
there are four more or less rambunctious James, 22, John’s campaign manager, and
clarke children. Isabelle, 17, is the intellec- the kids are reluctantly induced to exchange
tual and liberal, about to go off to college at their play threads for the clothes they wear to
Brown, and right now immersed in the Iliad. church. When russell arrives for a campaign-
She is smart, pretty and strong. christian, planning session, he is indeed very short.
16, is a smug athlete, who has just helped Isabelle only is at home, the others having
his team to victory and is now concerned rushed off to the hospital where connie,
a catholic nun and anne’s best friend, has
been taken after being hit by a bus.
connie is in bad shape and in a coma,
and the clarkes won’t be back for a while. So
Isabelle and russell, alone together, amus-
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anti-Vietnam War protester; now he is a
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politically ambitious conservative. he and
the left-leaning Isabelle teasingly come
Shannon Esper and Lauren Holmes rather more close than expected.
Then serious things happen. connie
with women’s breasts. athletic catherine,
15, whose team has just lost, is now worried
dies, and Isabelle concludes that there was
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about her looks. Nicholas, 12, is quiet and between her mother and the dead nun. From
still growing, alert and doubtless destined for then on, the clarkes and russell will be
Tallness, the family hallmark, gives
involved in something beyond usual situa-
tions. These may be jolting, but are not
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Continued from page 23 and a terrific figure and legs. Scarcely less on
“After her cancer treatment,
jarring. They teeter on the edge between the mark is Lauren holmes as catherine,
the amusing and the disturbing, showing tomboyishly on the cusp between childhood
she could not
that normality may be more inclusive than and girlhood. Michael Oberholtzer does a
one would think, unsettling at times but not delightfully brash job as christian, buffeted
irreparably upsetting. between obsession with sports and sex.
The play’s canny indirections are cogently Timothee chalamet does the first stirrings
directed by carolyn cantor amid the of sexual awareness with wonderful humor.
What a relief she
avocado-colored walls of dana Laffrey’s set as for the adults, Peter rini is perfectly
epitomizing comfortable bourgeois placidity, poised between self-centeredness and family
and in expert costuming by Jenny Mannis.
could fly with
feelings, and christa Scott-reed is a nicely
The dialogue’s steady pleasantries contain icy Mrs. clarke who also dissolves compel-
such things as Mrs. clarke’s wondering what lingly. as small but sprightly russell, Gerard
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aren’t they upstairs? Mrs. Clarke: Not our Talls into major drama. But they deftly
children. The hors d’oeuvres.” Mr. clarke make the artistic most of their chosen minor
tries to calm his wife: “can I fix you a drink, key. I confidently urge you to catch anna
or have you already enjoyed one?” She replies, Kerrigan’s very likely autobiographical play at
“I drank one. But I didn’t enjoy it.” the Second Stage Theatre uptown. It is like
Or take this, about the kids and russell a garment spun of the finest wool, if not quite
toasting the dead nun, who, according to of cashmere.
Isabelle, gave everything to Jesus but who Photo by and courtesy of Joan Marcus.
probably loved women. “Isabelle: I’m sure
you will go straight to heaven. Catherine: She John Simon has written for over 50 years on
will! Christian: Otherwise she became a nun theatre, film, literature, music and fine arts for the
for nothing.” The slightly, or not so slightly, Hudson Review, New Leader, New Criterion,
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bantering tone can suddenly turn serious, National Review,New York Magazine, Opera
as when Isabelle encourages her frozenly News, Weekly Standard, Broadway.com and
grieving mother to be “progressive,” i.e., allow Bloomberg News. Mr. Simon holds a PhD
herself to feel. from Harvard University in Comparative
Such things have to be acted with Literature and has taught at MIT, Harvard
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Hot Time, Summer in Park City
By BARBARA BARTON SLOANE
Since 1981, Corporate Angel Network, a not-for-profit “don’t forget, s’mores
organization, has worked with U.S. corporations to on the terrace at 8,” harry
schedule nearly 40,000 cancer-patient flights and called as he left our room
currently transports between 250 and 300 patients a at Montage Deer Valley
month to and from treatment. The process is simple. in Park City, Utah. This
Corporate Angel Network’s staff does all the work. handsome young man, (the Montage is full
After all, patients and their families have enough to of them), greeted us at the front door of this
worry about. spectacular property and eased us seamlessly
through the check-in process and up to our
beautifully appointed room with a balcony Photo courtesy of Montage Deer Valley
overlooking the inspiring view of the forested
Wasatch Mountain range and looking very
Cancer patients fly free in valley below.
at home in its wooded setting it shimmered
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earthly paradise have a lot in common.
reminiscent of a fabled mountain lodge.
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Hot Time, Summer in Park City Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge
and, in the tradition of summer
From those rowdy beginnings, mining gave
way to burgeoning ski resorts in the 1960s. In
Continued from page 24 concerts all over america, we the 1970s, the arts became the town’s other
at Montage, whole families can recon- spread a blanket on the grass along with a defining feature. Bodacious boutiques and
nect with multi-generational activities such as few thousand others and proceeded to open artsy stuff sprang up as well as seriously good
billiards, bowling and nostalgic arcade games. our bottle of bubbly. Somehow a blanket-on- restaurants and a string of spirited watering
Of course, there’s always the divine option grass concert just isn’t the same without wine, holes. In today’s Park city, the riches lie
of simply retreating to the room and surren- cheese and a baguette, right? Thus fortified, above ground and the prospects are looking
dering to the stunning views by the warmth we listened to the group Sideshow Ramblers Mountain Reverie, photo courtesy of Michael good!
of your fireplace. at Spa Montage you’ll find - music raucous and ramblin’. a hootenanny Sloane
an alpine-inspired sanctuary with the ambi- Travel Editor Barbara Barton Sloane is
good time was had by all. another day we went to the Park City constantly globe-hopping to share her unique
ence of a european wellness retreat. and, if a memorable evening was spent at St. Mountain Resort and sampled two of their experiences with our readers; from the exotic to
you visit with kids, their many programs are a Mary’s Catholic Church, an exquisite edifice fabulous rides: The alpine coaster and the the sublime. As Beauty/Fashion Editor she keeps
happy mix of games, crafts, movies and other with luminous blue stained-glass windows alpine Slide, both thrilling and (for me) us informed on the capricious and engaging
indoor activities; outdoor activities include and a majestic alter-surround that seemed kinda heart-stopping. however, as each ride fashion and beauty scene.
snowshoeing, skiing lessons and mountain to reach heavenward. The setting was ideal came to an end and once I caught my breath
scavenger hunts. for this concert called Italian Elegance. david I quickly asked, “can I go again?”
Once settled in we met dan howard, Lockington conducted the utah Symphony Canyons Resort is the largest resort If You Go:
Montage’s director of Public relations, in Italian baroque favorites including For more information on Park City
in utah. countless outdoor activities, from
for a tour of this 10-month-old property - Boccherini, Vivaldi and rossini. a highlight hiking, mountain biking and even fishing visit www.VisitParkCity.com
brand new and yet everything is so flawlessly for me was one of my all time favorites: the keep you happily occupied in summer.
right. Well, this is Montage - sister property gorgeous albinoni Adagio in G Minor whose RESORTS
Winter enthusiasts will be glad to know the
to Montage Laguna Beach and Montage strains never fail to tug at one’s heartstrings. Montage Deer Valley,
resort has 4,000 acres of skiable terrain and a
Beverly hills. Trust me, this brand has Tug they did – and it was all good. www.montagedeervalley.com
welcome addition to freezing your --- off as
perfection down! For the Swagger concert, it was a double Canyons Resort,
you sit on a cold metal ski lift: canyons now
delight as we were able to view their perfor- offers something called the Orange Bubble www.thecanyons.com
mance while dining at a table at Maxwell’s express– enclosed and with (yay!) heated Park City Mountain Resort,
East Coast Eatery. The food was delicious seats. www.parkcitymountain.com
and the music a tasty blend of celtic and a visit to Utah Olympic Park is a must. Deer Valley Resort,
It celebrates utah’s hosting of the 2002
The last concert we attended was a Olympic Winter Games and its museum is
true grand finale: the rousing, cannon-ball chock full of fascinating skiing and Olympic RESTAURANTS
firing, stand-up-and-cheer 1812 Overture history. The park has some singularly scary Talisker on Main –try short-rib Shep-
by Tchaikovsky. Once more the suave david but very safe rides including the comet herd’s Pie.
Lockington conducted the world-class Bobsled, the Quicksilver alpine Slide and www.taliskeronmain.com
utah Symphony. at concert’s end, perhaps an ultra Zip Line. If you visit in summer, try Legends - Potato Skins rock
Photo courtesy of Flying Ace Productions we didn’t leave humming this tune, but for to go on a Saturday because that’s when they www.skitownrestaurants.com/parkcity
certain, we all left with wide and happy present the Flying ace all-Stars Freestyle 350 Main –their Ono-Ono – oh yes!
smiles. Show with wet-suit-clad Olympians and www.350main.com
The Hills Were Alive
Olympic hopefuls sking down ramps and Royal Street Café – BBQ Bison Burger,
We’d come to Park city for its renowned Between the Notes the best.
Summer Music Festival, now in its eighth Our interludes, when not concert-going, soaring 60 feet in the air as they perform
season of chamber, classic and pop music allowed us to experience the other resorts in thrilling aerial tricks and then landing in a
Maxwell’s East Coast Eatery –Gnoc-
at venues throughout the area. The festival Park city. We took a scenic lift ride up to the 750,000 gallon splash pool.
chi – grrreat.
presents world-class music - all within prox- top of the Deer Valley Resort and photo- From Silver Mines to Gold Medals www.maxwellece.com
imity to the city’s luxury lodging, superb graphed the entire valley spread out below. a bandana on a stick marked the The Farm –Summer Corn Risotto –
restaurants, fun shopping, top art galleries, Later we visited the Park City Museum with discovery of silver in Park city by pros- Lovin’ summer.
serene spas and a mountain of outdoor its new $8 Million renovation and exhibits www.thecanyons.com/dining
pecting soldiers in 1868, fueling a boomtown
activities. We attended our first concert at that trace this city’s silver mining history. economy that thrived for nearly a century.
The “Iron Horse” to 1000 Acres Ranch in The Adirondacks
By Meg Sullivan
For the first time Thursdays through Mondays from passengers to board in either direction;
in decades, visitors can Saratoga Springs to 1000 acres ranch, departures from Saratoga Springs occur
take the “Iron horse” to the famous adirondack resort located twice daily. Saratoga Springs is also a
get to the horses…the horses of 1000 alongside the hudson river. The rail major stop in the amtrak route between
acres ranch resort in the adirondacks. service, newly refurbished, operates from New York city and Buffalo, allowing for
The new Saratoga and North creek Saratoga Springs to North creek, and visitors to make their complete journey by
railway has established daily train service has a station on site at 1000 acres for Continued on page 26
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The “Iron Horse” to 1000 Acres Ranch in The Adirondacks entertainment options available;
numerous shopping outlet stores; and
Continued from page 25 conveniences; outdoor and indoor pool and lake excursions.
rail – a cost-savings measure in these times of Jacuzzi; tennis, softball and basketball and The rail service takes one hour from
high gas prices. volleyball courts, and other amenities. 1000 Saratoga Springs to 1000 acres, with inter-
1000 acres ranch resort offers acres features The red dog Saloon, open to mediate stops in corinth and hadley/Lake
ranch guests an extensive horseback riding the public, with country-Western music and Luzerne. There are two southbound trains
program, led by experienced wranglers, over dancing and live bands on the weekends. daily, leaving 1000 acres in the morning
beautiful trails winding through the foot- “Our family has hosted guests from and late afternoon. amtrak service from
hills of the adirondack Mountains; water everywhere over the last 50+ years”, said Jack Westchester to Saratoga Springs leaves from
sports including canoeing and kayaking on arehart, owner and operator of 1000 acres. Yonkers and croton-harmon stations.
the adjacent and pristine hudson river; “We’re excited about the new train service For more information on schedules and
delicious meals with homemade breads and which brings you right to our front door, and rates for the Saratoga and North creek
pies, served three times daily in a family will bring a new generation of guests to expe- railway, look on-line at www.SNcrr.com
style format, along with weekly Western rience our country hospitality”. or call 877-726-7245; 1000 acres ranch
style barbeques; comfortable accommoda- 1000 acres is a short ride from Lake resort is online at www.1000acres.com and
tions with rustic charm and all the modern George Village, with the many and varied by phone 518-696-2444.
Klein Praises EPA Decision to Drop Costly & Unnecessary Reservoir Project
aLBaNY, NY -- Senator Jeffrey d. ratepayers, Yonkers residents, estimated 3 percent. stomach pain, but can be life threatening to
Klein, (d-Bronx-Westchester), hailed the and for common sense,” Senator Senator Klein also said people with compromised immune systems.
federal environmental Protection agency’s Klein said. “This project cost too that the justification for the however, the city’s department of
recent decision to drop its mandate that a $1.6 much and would have placed project is questionable. environmental conservation recently released
billion cement dome be constructed over the even more strain on residents The ePa had sought a report finding an average of only 100 cases of
hillview reservoir in Yonkers. who have already had to deal with to build the dome over the cryptosporidiosis per year – most of which are
In dropping the mandate for the domes, skyrocketing water bills. I look 90-acre reservoir in order to not related to drinking water.
the ePa said the situation is now under forward to working with Senator stop pathogens from entering The city is also in the process of building
review. Schumer and our other federal the water system, which serves the catskill-delaware Water ultraviolet
Senator Klein has opposed this rate-payer and local representatives to find more than 9 million residents distinction Facility in Westchester county.
funded project, which, in an aug. 19 letter to a new solution that addresses daily. The agency pointed to This facility will use ultraviolet light to purify
ePa administrator Lisa Jackson, he called everyone’s concerns.” data showing some 3,500 cases water, killing pathogens that cause cryptospo-
costly and redundant. The project would have of cryptosporidiosis, a microbe ridiosis and other illnesses. This project makes
“This is a victory for New York city increased water bills by an that generally causes mild the concrete dome redundant.
THE ALBANY CORRESPONDENT
Packing It In Pataki
“I remain committed to the on crucial congressional races last year. The Back then, it was tough selling a national
advancement of real, politically viable move came immediately after a Florida judge platform when your own state wasn’t buying
reforms to entitlements and rolling back struck down Obamacare as unconstitutional. into it. This time around, the core of what
By CARLOS GONZALEZ the sizePatakicost of“at this time, I will
and the federal govern- “This is an excellent time for me to step Pataki was selling didn’t seem to resonate
ment,” said. down, based on my other commitments and with voters, nor contributors, nor writers like
aLBaNY, NY -- a continue to do this as a leader of No the fact that revere america has been success- myself.
source close to former New american debt and not as a candidate for fully launched,” said Pataki back in February. No money, no infrastructure, no base, no
York Gov. George Pataki indi- president. Through the coming months I will Flashback: On July 26, 2005, former message, means no mas.
cated that he will not run for remain active in this important discussion and Governor George Pataki told a group of aides regardless of how you feel about Pataki’s
president. Pataki, who had been flirting with support the candidate who offers the vision, during dinner that he would not seek re-elec- politics, nationally or not, my opinion is clear.
a White house bid for months, was sched- the ideas and the leadership to bring an end to tion as governor - and alluded to a possible run Pataki’s a gentleman, kind, sincere, a straight
uled to appear this weekend in the key early america’s debt crisis.” for president in 2008. Those presidential aspi- shooter, fair, and he loves the people of New
voting state of Iowa. Speculation was that the Pataki, 66, faced incredibly long odds for rations never seemed to gain traction. That’s York. If the nation doesn’t want George
former three-term governor would announce the nomination, due to moderate stances on because aides, to include conservative Party Pataki, I’m sure the GOP in New York would
his candidacy Saturday at the Polk county social issues and a lack of a major fundraising chairman Michael Long (also present at that love his return, not for public office, but for
republican fundraiser. however, the source infrastructure. dinner), were well aware of Pataki’s tanking organizational strength, focus, and desperately
said that Pataki, who seriously considered In February, Pataki quit as chairman of popularity. needed leadership.
running, has decided instead to forgo a run for revere america, his anti-healthcare reform So there was a move to push Pataki Continued on page 27
the GOP nomination. group that raised and spent about $2.6 million nationally. It didn’t work. It was a disaster.
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Packing It In Pataki hundreds of thousands of dollars from 2004 the ‘Jewish Indiana Jones.’ but his alleged
exploits were no more real than those of the
the resettlement of the Torah,” said a source.
“Quite embarrassing, to hold such a large
Continued from page 26 movie character he claimed to resemble,” scale ceremony only to find out everyone has
So it’s time to go home to your family, Manhattan u.S. attorney Preet Bharara been dooped.”
George. Stick with New York. Stick with your said. “he chose poorly in allegedly exploiting Silver’s staff were unable to confirm if
family, and leave Obamacare to those Tea an excruciating chapter in Jewish and inter- Silver was present at the staged ceremony.
Party fanatics. national history to perpetrate a brazen fraud In 2004, Youlus made a claim that he
that played on the heartstrings of the people traveled to Poland to recover religious items.
‘JEWISH INDIANA JONES’ AND THE for whom the painful memories of that however, travel records show he made a
SILVER CONNECTION period will never die.” two-week trip to Israel, and that he did not
a rabbi based in Weaton, Md., was Sources close to assembly Speaker travel internationally from 2001 through
slapped with two counts of mail and Sheldon Silver, an Orthodox, indicate 2004. There were no records of him going to
wire fraud on Wednesday after allegedly through 2010. court documents also claim that Silver-friendly synagogues have been Germany either.
proclaiming that he had rescued sacred Torah that Youlus embezzled $145,000 from the monitoring and awaiting the results of an “he never discovered a Torah, he discov-
scrolls that had survived the holocaust. organization by depositing checks payable to investigation against Youlus. ered a scheme,” the source said.
The indictment by the u.S. attorney’s the charity directly into his personal account. “Silver became concerned after a Carlos Gonzalez is The Westchester Guardian’s
office in Manhattan accuses Youlus of The money “went to pay for personal contributor paid money directly to Youlus’s Albany Correspondent.
defrauding his own charitable nonprofit expenses and for his children’s private school book store to buy the ‘auschwitz Torah’ and
organization, Save a Torah Inc., and syna- tuition. donated it to a Manhattan synagogue. The
gogues and individual contributors of “Menachem Youlus called himself synagogue held a large ceremony to honor
One Year Later
men but of about 100 village residents. which by the way never been uttered or widow, and a dPW foreman on paid leave
expressing their frustration with the village, expressed. That in itself is sad because it pending the outcome of yet another study.
this group, led by businessman John Stiloski seems that this village administration never Nancy King is a resident of Greenburgh, New
are asking not only for answers one year later, got the memo that a simple “I’m sorry!”
By NANCY KING but they also would like to know if there is goes a long way in the healing process. One
The Labor day now a confined space protocol on the books year later, you still have fatherless children, a
weekend is upon us and in Tarrytown. In addition, this group would
with it comes a sad anni- like to insure that the Village of Tarrytown is
versary of the tragic deaths keeping the best interest of their employees
of John Kelly and anthony in mind while at the same time following
ruggerio in Tarrytown, New York. One The united States Occupational Safety and
year later, there are still more questions than Health Administration (OSHA) standards
answers. One year later there is still a willful for those who must work in a confined space
avoidance of the answers to the questions setting.
asked by The Westchester Guardian, and the Not surprising was the vitriolic recep-
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fair answer to what happened last Labor he was elected to serve all residents of the
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employee Safety and health Program at the hand of village incompetence. It is
(PeSh) did find the Village of Tarrytown also surprising that one year later, Village
to be “willfully” responsible for the deaths of administrator Michael Blau has not been
those two men. however, at this time, it is formally censured for his lack of knowledge
unclear as to whether or not the village has concerning confined space protocol. as
actually incorporated the confined space usual, Mayor drew Fixell has been oddly
protocol or whether even anyone was held quiet about the investigation and the new
culpable for that fatal accident. and of course assertions that Mr. Stiloski’s group brings to
12 months later, Tarrytown Village hall no the table.
longer wants to talk about it. This continues to be one of those sad
The group formally known as concerned stories that don’t seem to have an end. The
citizens for responsible Government, families of these two men just want some
presented their letter and a petition signed honest answers and maybe even an apology,
by not only family members of the deceased
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‘Pride’ vs. Patriotism divisive rhetoric is nothing new. John
edwards hit a recurring theme during his 2004
presidential bid: “There are two americas,”
“surprised” to find that “important child-
hood events can have a permanent impact
on political beliefs and behavior” and that
• colorful public sex displays to forever
confuse, desensitize and sexualize the
kiddos. (Mustn’t forget: “childhood events
By MATT BARBER he would say, one for the “haves” and one for such patriotic events “socialize children into permanently impact beliefs and behavior.”)
the “have-nots.” This, of course, was a simple republicans.” • Lots of anti-americanism.
To the modern democratic sound-bite play of the left’s favorite trump This, of course, begs the question: • and a total absence of God.
National committee, the card: class warfare. If Fourth of July parades churn out little Oh, and much like the homosexual
mainstream media and other Still, Mr. edwards had it partly right. GOPers and embody the values of conser- lobby’s No. 1 cheerleader, President Barack
“progressive” outfits such as the There are two americas, but more than along vatism, what style of parade might spawn the “downgrade” Obama, the “gay pride” parade
american civil Liberties union economic lines, these two americas are divided young democrat? What event best represents leaves nothing behind but a huge mess for the
and the Southern Poverty Law center by competing and polarized worldviews. liberalism? rest of us to clean up.
(SPLc), the words “patriot” and “patriotism” Interestingly, the america within which Put another way: In the ongoing war for So which america do you live in? The
have become synonymous with “right-wing one lives might best be reflected by the parade our culture, if Old Glory is the banner behind one with public displays of patriotism or the
extremism.” one chooses to attend. which conservatives do battle, what pennon one with public displays of perversion? The
It’s little wonder why. context is every- a recent harvard university study found do you suppose guides the proud left into one with lots of flag-waving or the one with
thing. When your point of view originates that those who attend Fourth of July parades, combat? lots of, well, whatever waving?
from so far out in the leftosphere that it takes for instance, are more likely to be, or to rainbow flag, anyone? I think these as the Good Book says: “Pride cometh
the hubble Space Telescope to spot the center become, “right-wingers.” harvard poindexters may be on to something. before the fall.”
of our political universe, Mom, God and apple “[T]here is a political congruence between Indeed, the “gay pride” parade, perhaps We’re falling.
pie tend to look like fiery comets hurling the patriotism promoted on Fourth of July more than any other, best encapsulates the can we get back up?
toward your bugged-out, bohemian planetoid. and the values associated with the republican values embraced by today’s secular-progressive I don’t know, but for starters, we sure could
exhibit a? Liberals’ mouth-frothing party,” wrote researchers in a paper headlined left. Think about it. It’s got it all: use a lot less pride and a little more patriotism.
hatred of the Tea Party and the constitution- “Shaping the Nation: estimating the Impact • Obscenely expensive, taxpayer-funded More important, though, let’s take a lesson
alist principles for which it stands. Mark Potok, of Fourth of July using a Natural experiment.” actions-without-consequences gaiety. from those who came before us.
huffington Post columnist and spokesweasel “Fourth of July celebrations in the united • celebration of a caution-to-the-wind, If we don’t turn back to God, our best days
for the hard-left SPLc, sneeringly refers to States shape the nation’s political landscape by enjoy-now-pay-later lifestyle. are done.
the Tea Party as the “Patriot movement” and forming beliefs and increasing participation, • Men who act like women and women who
mendaciously warns that its supporters are Matt Barber is an attorney concentrating in
primarily in favor of the republican Party,” look like men. constitutional law. He serves as Vice President of
“shot through with rich veins of radical ideas, they warned. • Flamboyant narcissism, moral relativism
conspiracy theories and racism.” harrumph! Liberty Counsel Action.
additionally, the researchers were and plenty of gyrating nude bodies.
ED KOCH COMMENTARY
Is the U.S. Willing to Fight Against Islamic Terrorism No Matter How Long, No Matter How Costly in Blood and Treasure?
By ED KOCH
In his address to was “a date which will live in infamy.” Nine- our liberties? Or will we ultimately, in effect, reported: “By removing Mr. Mubarak’s author-
congress after the Japanese eleven is likewise a date that will live in surrender. itarian but dependably loyal government,
attacked Pearl harbor on infamy. The war with Japan lasted almost four Our country’s recent foreign policy has the revolution has stripped away a bulwark
december 7, 1941, President years. The war that began on 9/11 with the not been encouraging. In afghanistan, we of Israel’s position in the region, unleashing
Franklin d. roosevelt said it Islamist terrorist world is now ten-years-old have attempted to engage the Islamist terror- the egyptian public’s pent-up anger at Israel
with no end in sight. ists including the Taliban by supporting the over its treatment of the Palestinians at a time
Islamist terrorism now exists in 62 Karzai administration’s efforts to bring the when a transitional government is scrambling
Muslim countries and is supported by millions Taliban into the government. The Taliban, to maintain its own legitimacy in the streets.”
of fanatics. That campaign of terror is also which formerly ruled that country, gave We will soon see if the Libyan rebels who
supported by homegrown Islamist terrorists Osama bin Laden a place of refuge when the appear to have toppled Muammar el-Qaddafi
in the u.S. and european countries, and we conspiracy of 9/11 was plotted and executed. - he should have been assassinated by our
have seen major acts of homegrown terrorism That conspiracy to murder caused catastro- special forces long ago – will be any different
in the u.S., Great Britain and Spain, by those phes in New York city, Washington, d.c., than their oppressor.
born and raised in western countries. and Pennsylvania resulting in the deaths of I do not mean to suggest that we should
Those who suffer most from Islamist nearly 3,000 innocent people. If the Taliban not support popular uprisings. My point is that
terrorism are Muslims, sometimes Sunni agrees to forgo violence, does anyone believe we must judge each situation on its merits and
and other times Shiite. Those two branches they would keep such a pledge? not immediately conclude that those who take
of Islam have been engaged in a civil war In egypt, the opponents and successors to the streets in the arab World are like those
for centuries. Muslims have been killed by in government to former egyptian President who took to the streets to fight the Soviet
the tens of thousands in Iraq, afghanistan, hosni Mubarak, an authoritarian leader but communist governments in czechoslovakia,
Somalia, Yemen, etc., by other Muslims in long-time friend of the u.S., are overwhelm- hungary, ukraine and elsewhere.
their ongoing religious civil war. Muslim citi- ingly Islamists. When the so-called “arab In the case of Syria, the popular uprising
zens in western countries suffer unfairly from Spring” uprising spread to egypt, we quickly is most likely in the u.S. interest. however,
being viewed by many fellow citizens as a dropped our support of President Mubarak we have been exceedingly slow in throwing
potential fifth column. naively forgetting that his opponents are our support behind the Syrian people’s efforts
do we of western civilization have the not friends of this country and want to end to topple a brutal regime that is a close ally of
intestinal fortitude to keep fighting generation egypt’s peace with Israel. Iran. President Bashar al-assad has ordered
after generation to preserve our values and The New York Times of august 21st Continued on page 29
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ED KOCH COMMENTARY
Is the U.S. Willing to Fight Against Islamic Terrorism No Matter How Long, No Matter How Costly in Blood and Treasure?
Continued from page 28 - egypt, Jordan, Saudi arabia, Lebanon, Iraq insisting at Munich that czechoslovakia Fortunately, it passed in the house by a vote of
the killing of his own people. his soldiers have and Syria - which have waged at least five wars negotiate with hitler. 250-153 and in the Senate by a vote of 72-23.
shot down several thousands of them in the against it. Fortunately, Israel won all five. had If we are willing to pressure Israel to New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
streets of major Syrian cities – men, women it lost only one, it would have been subject to negotiate with a terrorist organization and voted “aye” and Senator chuck Schumer did
and children. he ordered the Syrian Navy to savagery beyond belief, as the Muslim world we support afghanistan’s negotiating with not vote.
bombard the seaside city of Latakia, inflicting took its revenge upon the Jews. the Taliban, another terrorist group, can we I would ask the New York congressional
civilian casualties. The western world now demands that be certain that our president won’t ultimately members who voted “no” or “abstained,” do
NaTO has been told many times not to Israel engage in peace talks with the Palestinian direct Secretary of State clinton to negotiate you recall the Twin Towers of 9/11? are you
take military action in Iraq and afghanistan authority that now includes hamas, which is with the Islamist terrorists to achieve peace in aware that when further acts of terrorism
during ramadan, a Muslim holy month. I described by western countries as a terrorist our time? Iraq, which we liberated from its occur, it is highly likely that they will take place
believe in our wars against those countries organization. While President Obama has oppressor Saddam hussein, is now aligning in New York city? If that occurs, will you then
we overwhelmingly observed those religious demanded that Israel return to the pre-1967 itself with Iran and Syria. defend your vote?
requests, but in Syria, the Muslim govern- borders with “swaps,” hamas believes that Tel It was shocking to me to learn that do we have it in us to stand up for
ment didn’t hesitate to put down the revolt aviv is part of the Palestinian inheritance, and every democratic member of the house of freedom, no matter how long it takes to
while ramadan was taking place. that every Jew who entered historic Palestine representatives elected in New York city achieve victory and no matter the cost in blood
Israel is the only democracy in the after 1917 must be expelled. Yet, western voted against renewal of the Patriot act. The and treasure? I wonder.
Mideast with values similar to the u.S. It is nations expect Israel to negotiate with hamas, act is the major law enforcement legislation
a country of six million Jews and one million The Honorable Edward Irving Koch served New
which is reminiscent of Britain and France used to uncover terrorists here and abroad. York City as its 105th Mayor from 1978 to 1089.
Muslims, surrounded by six Muslim states
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dear is w/ Medicare and Social Security. a recent
moniker of ‘Kill Medicare hayworth’ or Tea
but change… certainly. Not for current recip-
ients but for boomers. Why? ‘When you’re
is un-american and discriminatory. It is the
Marxist dream and that doesn’t square with
Editor Party invectives are nice left wing mindless-
ness along w/ the rich paying ‘their fair share;’
out of Schlitz; you’re out of beer.’ When my
savings get low, I stop spending or alter my
our constitution or a free society.
We have two choices. One is what I call
In the movie
“apollo 13,” the whatever that means, while never addressing buying habits. It makes sense. Going next the Woodstock approach: “Fire all of your
crew had to execute the 51% of us who pay ‘no share.’ door to your neighbor’s house and raiding the guns at once and explode into space’ Or
a ‘controlled burn’ Kudos to the Tea Party for finally future fridge (your children pursuit of happi- ‘execute a controlled burn’ so that we live to
to get them on bringing the issues center stage. as usual, ness) is only something a narcissistic boomer create another day. You can only choose once.
course and back home. doing nothing, or many want to shoot the piano player. generation would think is credible. Gene Tullio
too much burn, would guarantee failure. So it Nevertheless, the debate is on. Throwing granny off a cliff is a stupid Somers, NY
‘Kill Medicare as we know it?’ Not kill, presentation and increasing taxes on the rich
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WEIR ONLY HUMAN
Can Rick Perry Survive the Smear Merchants?
blisteringly hot and long). They move here thrown around. recently, a ron Paul supporter
because they have a chance to improve their bought a full-page ad in a Texas newspaper
standard of living without constant badgering with the large, bold print type reading, “have
from the government. rick Perry has been the you ever had sex with rick Perry?” The
By BOB WEIR chief executive long enough to deserve a lot subtitle read: “are you a stripper, an escort, or
of the credit for that. With national unem- just a young ‘hottie’ impressed by an arrogant,
The only force of nature yelling for secession. The governor’s response ployment soaring and taxes stifling business entitled Governor of Texas?” Of course, such
that is faster than the speed was that he appreciated their frustration with development, Perry’s opponents feel they an ad hominem attack suggests sexual impro-
of light is the speed at which the current administration, but essentially must do everything possible to attack what priety should be presumed, notwithstanding
calumny will collide with a assured them that secession was not a serious is probably the best gubernatorial record of the lack of evidence to support it. as a Sarah
contender for national office. Therefore, it proposal. Nevertheless, his innocuous state- achievement in the country. Palin fan who has watched that strong woman
was to be expected that after Texas Governor ment of understanding why people felt that another charge that is currently being withstand unparalleled savagery by vicious
rick Perry threw his wide-brimmed Stetson way was enough for his detractors to turn it bandied about is that Perry wanted to force smear-merchants, I figure, if Perry is presiden-
into the political ring, he would immediately into a bludgeon that they intend to clobber 11 and 12 year-old females to be vaccinated tial timber, he’s more than capable of dealing
become a target for pundits, opponents and him with at every public forum. another with Gardasil, a drug developed by Merck with it too.
potential challengers for the nomination and disambiguation being leveled at the longest- Pharmaceutical to prevent cervical cancer Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the
for the General election. already there is a serving governor in the history of Texas is the caused by the human Papilloma Virus. The New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which
plethora of anti-Perry activists hurling a wide- one about the state’s favorable unemployment Fda approved the drug in 2006 and recom- were performed in plainclothes undercover assign-
ranging assortment of negative half-truths in statistics being the result of so many low- mended vaccination in females before they ments. During his early years with NYPD, Bob
an attempt to poison the atmosphere about paying jobs. There are several ways to dispute become sexually active because it’s not effec- earned a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude
the guy before the national electorate has that allegation, but I’ll begin by saying that I’d tive against an existing infection. What’s not from New York Institute of Technology. He retired
a chance to hear from him and examine his rather have a low-paying job than no job at all. often mentioned is that Perry’s executive as a sergeant after supervising patrol in Midtown
record. Propaganda is a very powerful mind- Secondly, having lived here for 22 years, after Order mandating the vaccine had an opt-out Manhattan, the busiest precinct in the country.
manipulation device. It’s why so much money moving from Long Island, New York, I can provision that parents could exercise. That After owning and operating a wine and liquor
is spent on political ads. campaign managers tell you that the cost of living here is consider- matters little to the anti-Perry crowd, who retail business in Long Island for 5 years, he sold it
know that most of the population will not take ably lower. continue to accuse him of trying to use the and moved to Flower Mound, Texas. Bob began
the time to do their own independent research That’s because taxes are lower for the power of the state to force a drug on chil- a writing career about 12 years ago and had his
on the candidates, preferring to make up their individual and for the entrepreneur who dren. They conveniently leave out that the first book published in 1999. Bob went on to write
minds after absorbing a myriad of sound bites wants to take part in the capitalist system New england Journal of Medicine in 2007 and publish a total of seven novels, “Murder in
that they can regurgitate to others at social that gave our country a standard of living found that Gardasil was nearly 100 percent Black and White,” “City to Die For,” “Powers
functions, making them appear knowledge- that continues to be the envy of the world. a effective in preventing precancerous cervical that Be,” “Ruthie’s Kids,” “Deadly to Love,” “Short
able on the issues. system, I might add, that is being bombarded lesions caused by the strains it protects against. Stories of Life and Death,” and “Out of Sight.” He
how many times are we going to hear by leftwing ideologues who believe in redistri- Instead, I suppose they want the public to also became a syndicated columnist under the title
that Perry wants to secede from the union? bution as the method of managing economic believe that Perry was deliberately trying to “Weir Only Human.”
democrat bomb-throwers think they have policy. There must be a reason why so many harm little girls.
him corralled on that one. The fact is, during people are moving to the Lone Star State, and It’s very early in the presidential sweep-
a rally in austin, Texas, some attendees were it’s not because of the weather (summers are stakes, so I’m sure there’ll be a lot more trash
My Campaign Effort to Represent the 3rd Yonkers City Council District In my business I have traveled up and
down the eastern seaboard, where many cities
look like bombed out shells, factories and office
By MICHAEL F. MEYER buildings - closed because the jobs left for
another part of the world. Yonkers, however, is
My name is Michael city government. So I decided to run for the fired immediately. The government shouldn’t not like other cities. Yonkers has heart and that
Francis Meyer. I am a council seat. I will be the only real republican be looking for ways to rip us off and take more heart is in all the different communities that
republican candidate for running for the 3rd district council seat. of our hard earned money away by raising the make up this city. We are blessed to be located
the 3rd district Yonkers Yonkers needs leaders who will lead by Yonkers city income tax, red light cameras on america’s first great river with spectacular
city council seat. I have example - leaders who will make tough deci- and the Yonkers real estate Transfer Tax (aka views of the Palisades and beautiful sunsets.
entered this race because sions for the benefit of the homeowners and the “hostage tax”). There needs to be a freeze With New York city as our neighbor
I care about the city where I was raised and taxpayers of this city. We can no longer have on all taxes and a line-by-line budget review. we have so much to offer. Our elected offi-
where I am raising my own children. Over career politicians who only look out for special In the 3rd district we have three major cials need to start marketing the city the right
the last eight years I have seen the quality of interest groups. Taxpayer dollars are sacred quality of life issues: crime is increasing, streets way. The city of Yonkers is a corporation
life deteriorate, property taxes skyrocket to and must be treated as such. elected officials are filthy and gangs are increasing in strength and needs to be run as a fiscally responsible
fund wasteful spending, crime increase and have been entrusted with the ability to tax and and number. In our district no one should be business. as any other corporation it needs
bogus tax revenue schemes like the red light spend and they must never waste a nickel of fearful of walking down to their corner store to advertise its assets to promote both the
cameras that let us know that Big Brother our money. We need real government trans- like our seniors are from Father Finian or the residential and business opportunities to a
is watching us and not the criminals. Our parency; I’d like to see the city checkbooks Monastery Manor. When I coach football regional, national and global market. If elected,
schools are continuing to fail even though the posted on line so that the public can see where there are gang members who sit on the park I promise to work hard to help Yonkers reach
budget is over $19,000.00 per student; just their money is going. unfortunately our benches watching our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders its potential and return Yonkers to the city of
throwing money at the problem is obviously government has spent our money like drunken play and waiting to recruit them as they Gracious living.
not working. sailors. This pertains to government workers leave the field. They are more brazen than
It came to the point where I could no as well. There should be no take home cars, no ever standing in front of our stores intimi- Learn more about the Michael Francis Meyer
longer stand by, complain and do nothing. free gas, and no free cell phones. Government dating people. We need to take our city back. campaign effort to represent Yonkers City
So after I found out the republican Party workers should be at their jobs when they are We need a better relationship between the Council - 3rd District by calling his campaign at
was designating a democrat to run on the being paid to be there. anyone caught stealing community and the police so that together we (914) 391-0608, or directing email to:
republican line, I realized that there is a lack from the public should be prosecuted and if can stop and prevent crime and get the crimi-
of leadership in the republican Party and the they are a government worker they must be nals off the streets. email@example.com.
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LEGAL NOTICES CLASSIFIED ADS
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incl software coding, database de-
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If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing LAD-029. No calls/emails/faxes
the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on EOE.
how to answer the summons and protect your property.
Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action.
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YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT.
YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
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TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS:
The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Honorable Orazio R. Bellantoni of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, signed on January 25,
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2011, and filed with supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Westchester, State of New York. Ft. store $2800 and 450 Sq. Ft.
The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by EILEEN MYERS A/K/A EILEEN MEYERS A/K/A EILEEN LIERMAN to Mortgage Electronic Store $1200.
Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for WMC Mortgage Corporation in the principal amount of $138,400.00, which mortgage was recorded in Westchester County, State of New York, on Suitable for any type of business.
December 26, 2002, as Control No. 423430737. Said mortgage was thereafter assigned to the Plaintiff by assignment of mortgage recorded October 8, 2009 as Control No. 49266057.
Contact Jaime: 914.632.1230
Said premises being known as and by 1430 MAIN ST, PEEKSKILL, NY 10566.
Date: April 22, 2010
Batavia, New York
Laura Strauss, Esq.
ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
Batavia Office 26 Harvester Avenue FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER
Batavia, NY 14020 In the Matters of Nathan F. Thompson (d.o.b November 13, 2010), Docket No.: NN- 15705-10/11A
585.815.0288 A Child Under 21 Years of Age FU No.: 123385
Adjudicated to be Neglected by ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE INQUEST NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE ARCADIA AVC, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of Antoinette Thompson, (Child Neglect Case)
SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER, State (SSNY) 5/9/2011. Office in Westchester Co. Respondent.
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process NOTICE: PLACEMENT OF YOUR CHILD IN FOSTER CARE MAY RESULT IN YOUR LOSS OF YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILD. IF
OF CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, ASSET may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to YOUR CHILD STAYS IN FOSTER CARE FOR 15 OF THE MOST RECENT 22 MONTHS, THE AGENCY MAY BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO
BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES The LLC 1422 Arlington St Mamaroneck, NY 10543 FILE A PETITION TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND COMMITMENT OF GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF THE
2006-FX1 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING Purpose: Any lawful activity. Registered Agent: CHILD FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION, AND MAY FILE BEFORE THE END OF THE 15-MONTH PERIOD.
AGREEMENT DATED OCTOBER 1, 2006, WITHOUT Paul Williams 1422 Arlington St Mamaroneck, NY
RECOURSE, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN C. ALLEVA, ET AL., UPON GOOD CAUSE, THE COURT MAY ORDER AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE NON-RESPONDENT
10543 PARENT(s) SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS A RESPONDENT; IF THE COURT DETERMINES THE CHILD SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM
HIS/HER HOME, THE COURT MAY ORDER AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE NON-RESPONDENT PARENT(s)
Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale INNOVATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT LLC Articles SHOULD BE SUITABLE CUSTODIANS FOR THE CHILD; IF THE CHILD IS PLACED AND REMAINS IN FOSTER CARE FOR FIFTEEN OF
duly filed on April 22, 2010, I, the undersigned Ref- of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/5/2011. Of- THE MOST RECENT TWENTY-TWO MONTHS, THE AGENCY MAY BE REQUIRED TO FILE A PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF PA-
eree will sell at public auction at the Westchester fice in Westchester Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC RENTAL RIGHTS OF THE PARENT(s) AND COMMITMENT OF GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF THE CHILD FOR THE PURPOSES
County Courthouse, Lobby, 111 Dr. Martin Luther upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall OF ADOPTION, EVEN IF THE PARENT(s) WERE NOT NAMED AS RESPONDENTS IN THE CHILD NEGLECT OR ABUSE PROCEEDING.
King Jr. Boulevard, White Plains, NY on Septem- mail copy of process to The LLC 36 Dalewood Dr A NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT HAS THE RIGHT TO REQUEST TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT CUSTODY OF THE CHILD AND TO SEEK
ber 20, 2011 at 9:00 a.m., premises known as 104 Hartsdale, NY 10530 Purpose: Any lawful activity ENFORCEMENT OF VISITATION RIGHTS WITH THE CHILD.
Washington Avenue, White Plains, NY. All that
certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the build- Notice of Formation Go Sweat, LLC Arts. of Org. BY ORDER OF THE FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
ings and improvements thereon erected, situ- filed with SSNY 8/5/2011. Off. Loc.: Westchester TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT(S) WHO RESIDE(S) OR IS FOUND AT [specify address(es)]:
ate, lying and being in the Town of North Castle, Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom pro- Last known address: Antoinette Thompson
County of Westchester and State of New York, cess may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Sharing Community
Section 6, Block 7 and Lot 49 formerly known as c/o The LLC, P.O. Box 305, Lincolndale, NY 10540. 1 Hudson Street
Lot 49.50. Approximate amount of judgment is Purpose: all lawful activities. Yonkers, NY 10701
$530,843.83 plus interest and costs. Premises will The petition under Article 10 of the Family Court Act having been filed with this Court alleging that the above-named children are
be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Shibumi Capital, LLC Authority filed with Secy. neglected children.
Index # 1091/08. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/4/11. Office location: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this Court at Yonkers Family Court located at 53 So. Broadway, Yonkers, New
Westchester Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on York, on the 23rd of September, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in the forenoon of said day to answer the petition and to show cause why said
W. Whitfield Wells, Esq., Referee
7/15/11 SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon child should not be adjudicated to be a neglected child and why you should not be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of
Knuckles, Komosinski & Elliott, LLP, 565 Taxter whom process against it may be served. SSNY Article 10 of the Family Court Act.
Road, Ste. 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for shall mail process to The LLC 4 Castle Walk Scars-
Plaintiff PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that you have the right to be represented by a lawyer, and if the Court finds you are unable to pay
dale, NY 10583. DE address of LLC: 16192 Coastal for a lawyer, you have the right to have a lawyer assigned by the Court.
229 Bedford-Banksville, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY HWY Lewes, DE 19958. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE
Secy. of State, PO Box 898 Dover, DE 19903. Pur- PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that if you fail to appear at the time and place noted above, the Court will hear and determine the
Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/28/11. Office in Westchester petition as provided by law.
Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process pose: Any lawful activity.
Dated: July 28, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE COURT
may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to ______ /s/ ____________
The LLC 229 Bedford-Banksville Road Bedford, NY CLERK OF THE COURT
10506. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
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