WHITE PLAINS NY
Vol. IV NO XLXV Thursday, August 19, 2010
Westchester’s Most Influential Weekly
Watson: Give Blood – You’ll Feel Better, Page 6; Westchester Blood Donation Centers, Page 4;
Rothberg: At Home with Amazing Songwriter/Novelist/Playwright, Rupert Holmes, Page 11; Heller: Crime and Punishment, Page 11
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In this Issue...
Abady and silbergerg: McLaughlin Takes on stewart-cousins ....2, 3, 10
Public service Announcement: Blood donations .................................. 4
Letters to the editor .............................................................................. 4
Oped romani:The role of Greed in America’s
economic Meltdown.............................................................................. 5
Watson: Give Blood-You’ll Feel Better ............................................ 6, 10 Can a Fiscal Hawk Catch a
heller: crime and Punishment ........................................................ 7, 13 By Sam Abady and Eric Silberberg
Limato: rats vs. eagles .................................................................... 8, 13
Four years ago, Westchester county made upstart republican rob Astorino
deskovic: Albany Finally Passes Vital Anti-Prison Legislator for the 16th district, Andrea the new county executive.
census Legislation ........................................................................... 9, 12 stewart-cousins, achieved one of Ten-year Yonkers city councilman,
rothberg: At home with Amazing songwriter/ the greatest upsets in recent Albany Laim McLaughlin, an attorney with the
Novelist/Playwright, rupert holmes ............................................. 11, 19 political history when she unseated ten- White Plains firm Bashian and Farber,
term senator and Yonkers republican is the man republicans pinned their
Westchester calendar......................................................................14-15 machine leader, Nicholas spano, and hopes on to oust the two-term stewart-
Theatre directory................................................................................. 16 took over the 35th senate district which cousins and recapture the 35th district
Jane: Westchester sports: Area Teens compete in encompasses Yonkers plus Ardsley, for the GOP.
Jewish Olympiad at Baltimore ............................................................. 17 dobbs Ferry, elmsford, Greenburgh, The red-headed McLaughlin is
hastings-on-hudson, Irvington, Mount self-described as a hard-nosed fiscal
Legal Notices ................................................................................. 18, 19 Pleasant, Pleasantville, sleepy hollow, conservative who believes the 125-day-
and Tarrytown. late state budget was caused by “a failed
stewart-cousins enjoys a reputa- liberal ideology” of “big government and
tion as a trail blazer who champions the high taxes that senator stewart-cousins
poor, the underserved and the working embraces.” he accused her of being “one
class. she was the first African American of its major proponents.”
appointed director of community “What Mr. McLaughlin fails to talk
Affairs in Yonkers where she created about,” stewart-cousins fired back, “is
an internship program for the hearing the forty plus years of republican leader-
Westchester’s Most Influential Weekly impaired and poor children, and ship in the senate. democrats have been
created the now widely visited “Art on in power in this very difficult economic
Guardian News Corp. Main street” and “river Fest” events time for all of two years.”
P.O. Box 8 downtown. stewart-cousins is no stranger
New Rochelle, New York 10801 she later became the Westchester to economic and business matters.
legislature’s Majority Whip and Vice- she earned her teaching credentials
Sam Zherka , Publisher & President chair, and authored and/or helped pass in Business education from Lehman
Sam Abady, Editor-in-Chief & Vice President the county’s first human rights and college; a Masters degree in Public
living wage laws; smoke-free workplace Administration from Pace university
email@example.com laws; tough gun storage laws; and laws where she was elected to the Pi Alpha
firstname.lastname@example.org to prosecute predatory lenders. she was Alpha honor society; and spent thir-
also instrumental is securing tax cuts for teen years in sales and marketing with
Ellie Ellis - Advertising Manager seniors and veterans. New York Telephone/AT&T before she
As chair of the county legisla- pursued a career in journalism, teaching
ture’s health committee, she brought and elective office. currently, she is a
the “sexual Assault Nurse examiner member of the senate committees on
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Published online every Monday and medical assistance to rape victims Minority and Women Owned Business
Print edition distributed Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday republicans lost a major power enterprises
player when Nick spano fell. They licked According to Gov. david Patterson
Graphic Design: Watterson Studios, Inc. their wounds and are preparing to strike and the senate’s democratic leader-
www.wattersonstudios.com back hard in November, hoping to ride ship, the revenue bill passed on August
the wave which swept aside democrat 3rd will ostensibly close the state’s $9.2
www.westchesterguardian.com Andy spano (no relation to Nick) and billion budget gap. One bill introduced
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Takes on stewart-cousins
Liberal Star in His Conservative Talons?
showed how police and fire pensions
are bleeding state coffers. McLaughlin
agreed these costs “are driving up the
expenses to the taxpayers because of
possible abuses going on there.”
“I want to take a look at everything,”
the tax-cutting conservative said. “You
know, to me, nothing would be sacred.”
McLaughlin’s record on the Yonkers
city council confirms his self-identifi-
cation as a fiscal conservative. Yonkers is
the only city in Westchester to have an
income tax. McLaughlin helped curb
it by a third, and managed to push the
real property transfer tax down to under
three per cent.
he also enthused about the new
Yonkers Board of education office
building which was one of his pet proj-
ects. “We came in a million dollars under
budget and we finished on time,” he said.
“You know you hear of all these govern-
ment projects that are millions of dollars
over budget and years and years late,
but we didn’t do that, which is pretty
however, McLaughlin conceded
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Yonkers City Councilman Liam McLaughlin that, in 2009, his last year in office,
Yonkers increased taxes by seven per cent
by stewart-cousins was a provision to to include purchases of clothing costing state spending to make up for lost While the fiscal hawk offers voters
impose an earnings tax on hedge fund less than $110. Likewise, he opposes the revenue from lower property taxes he the promise of lower taxes and strict
managers who work in New York but new increased state cigarette tax hopes to enact. government spending, stewart-cousins
live outside the state stewart-cousins responded, “When “I think that there are some poli- believes that she is the candidate capable
The measure was defeated, but you’re faced with the kinds of choices we ticians that are afraid to take a real of fixing Albany’s dysfunction caused by
exemplifies her approach to make the had, it was very difficult. I’m very happy hard stand on some of these issues,” bare-knuckled partisanship.
rich who profit from New York but don’t … this very difficult task was left only to McLaughlin said. “Like Medicaid fraud “We (the democrats) inherited a
give back ante up. the democrats because the republicans and abuse. so let’s find out who’s abusing system where only the majority party did
In McLaughlin’s eyes, however, her refused to participate in it.” the system and go after them.” anything,” she said about the previous
approach exemplifies everything wrong McLaughlin sees tax relief as the most he also attacked inefficiencies in republican majority led by now disgraced
with Albany’s tax philosophy which he important device to resuscitate the state’s the pension system for police, fire and Majority Leader Joseph Bruno who is
claims is crippling private investment. ailing economy. “The main thing we have municipal workers. he believes these appealing his federal extortion conviction.
“entrepreneurs should be able to do to do is reduce property taxes,” he said. pension payments are soaking taxpayers
business in New York state without the stewart-cousins says she success-
“But I mean there are just so many other and putting a major strain on the state’s fully created in the senate “a mechanism
state turning around and giving them kinds of taxes” which he characterized as payables.
additional taxes,” he said. by which not only does the minority
“death by a thousand cuts.” “cuomo actually just did a study,” party get to introduce a bill, but they
McLaughlin’s strong objections to the If elected, McLaughlin plans to McLaughlin said, in reference to the
state’s new budget do not stop there. he actually get to pass it and they actually
introduce legislation to cut deep into Attorney General’s recent report which Continued on page 10
decries the recent extension of the sales tax
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Letters to the Editor
All letters should be E-mailed to editor@westchestrguard-
ian.com with “Letter to the Editor” in the subject line.
To the editor:
I take issue with the assault on rachel Abady’s
article, “Inside Gay Westchester,” by sarah Lawrence
college employees, rebecca Linz and carolyn
O’Laughlin (Guardian, August 5th, “Letters to the
editor,” page 4).
Ms. Abady’s article was an intensely interesting
and thoughtful read. Its subtitle, “A Glimpse Inside
Westchester’s Invisible community,” echoes the early
days of gay liberation when organizations like the
Mattachine society met. Its leaders such as the dynamic
harry hay faced the world boldly, but members were
still in the shadows -- had to be, by and large.
New Yorkers desperately need blood. There is an acute blood shortage, especially of types A Positive and
O Positive. (See Health Matters – “Give Blood – You’ll Feel Better” on page 6.) There is something of that feeling still in Westchester,
and Westchester is not alone. It reflects similar commu-
Did you know only 4% of the population donates blood used by the rest of us?
nities: some activism and much reticence.
Find a nearby blood drive by going to www.redcrossblood.org and entering your zip code.
Is there a proximity-to-Manhattan effect, a draining
The Harrison Chamber of Commerce is holding a drive Aug 18th, 12:00-5:00 PM at: away of what might be were the locale more free-
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The Role of Greed in America’s
Corporate Kings, Not Illegal Immigrants, Are the Real Culprits
By Gonzalo Romani
Pundits like Tricia erickson we thought that the manipulation of that such documents remain secret.” secrets exposed and their magic money
(Guardian Op ed, May 27, 2010) argue the gold market was undertaken as a As a result, last december, GATA machine put under close scrutiny. They
illegal immigrants are the main cause of coordinated profit scheme by certain sued the Federal reserve in the worked frantically behind the scenes
our economic turmoil because they cost bullion banks like JPMorgan, chase Washington, d.c. federal court seeking to quietly derail all efforts to open up
the Treasury more than $10 billion a Bank, and Goldman sachs, and that it access to the Federal reserve’s withheld the Federal reserve to an independent
year. violated federal and state anti-trust laws. records of gold swaps. audit.
This is nonsense. corporate greed, But we soon discerned that the bullion The public should be focused on the how much taxpayers’ money is being
not immigrants, tanked the economy. banks were working closely with the Fed. Americans has been misled by its diverted to multibillion dollar businesses
Guardian readers deserve to be rightly u.s. Treasury department and Federal current and the former chairmen. Ben like the gold business that harm the u.s.
informed about these matters. reserve in a gold cartel, part of a broad Bernanke said, “In the united states a economy? Who is involved? should the
In his book Meltdown - The End scheme of manipulation of the currency, deep and liquid financial system has Fed be audited as Paul has advocated
of the Age of Greed, British author Paul precious metals, and bond markets. promoted growth by effectively allo- for years? Who is profiting from that
Mason exposes the unadulterated, Murphy identified robert rubin, cating capital and has increased money?
shameless greed of the rich enabled by Bill clinton’s Treasury secretary, as the economic resilience by increasing our Let us do some easy number
financial regulators, the political class man who devised the scheme to borrow ability to share and diversify risks, both crunching. The total u.s. debt is around
and certain executive Branch officials. gold from central banks at minimal domestically and globally” ( June 15, $13.4 trillion. until 2009, the yearly
They are the source of our economic interest rates (around 1%), sell the 2007). interest payment on that debt was more
woes, not scapegoats like illegal aliens or bullion for cash, and use the cash to fund similarly, Alan Greenspan said, than $400 billion. Add the expected
other ghosts. Goldman sachs’s operations. “Those of us who have looked to the self- $1.5 trillion deficit caused mainly by
Bernie Madoff stole $50 billion in “When rubin became u.s. Treasury interest of lending institutions to protect more than $700 billion in bank bailouts,
the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. secretary,” Murphy wrote, “he made it shareholders’ equity, myself especially, plus $2 trillion in government bonds due
Maddoff ’s comments reported in New government policy to surreptitiously are in a state of shocked disbelief…. I in 2010/11, and our national debt will
York Magazine describe the mindset of operate an identical gold carry trade but made a mistake in presuming that the increase to an astonishing $16.9 trillion,
those responsible for our current prob- on a much larger scale. This became the self-interest of banks and others was costing American taxpayers more than
lems. he told inmates at the Butner, principal mechanism of what was called such that they were best capable of $504 billion in yearly interest payments.
North carolina, federal prison where he the ‘strong-dollar policy.’ subsequent protecting their own shareholders.” This is an economic time bomb.
is incarcerated his victims deserved what Treasury secretaries have repeated (October 23, 2008). how will this debt be financed? What if
happened to them because they were a commitment to a ‘strong dollar,’ The hidden, multibillion gold interest rates rise?
rich and greedy. “F××× my victims,” he suggesting that they were continuing to business combined with the Fed’s In addition, we must ask how much
said. “I carried them for twenty years, feed official gold into the market more lack of transparency inspired Texas money the rich have parked in tax heaven
and now I’m doing 150 years.” or less clandestinely to support the dollar congressman ron Paul to intro- countries, and what percentage of that
Over the last decade (1998- and suppress interest rates and precious duce hr 1207, the “Federal reserve money is directly linked to bribes, polit-
2008), the financial sector invested metals prices.” Transparency Act,” to audit the Fed. ical influence payoffs, transfer pricing,
more than $5.1 billion purchasing According to Murphy, “GATA has Paul is the author of the 2009 book, donations to elected officials, etc?
political influence, and another $3.4 collected reams of evidence that Western End the Fed. he stated, “The Federal According to a report published
billion for officially registered lobby- central bank gold has long been mobi- reserve is the chief culprit behind the in the Huffington Post, “In december
ists. In 2007 alone, the financial sector lized and surreptitiously dishoarded to economic crisis. Its unchecked power to 2008, the Government Accounting
employed 2,996 lobbyists, including an rig the gold market and influence related create endless amounts of money out of Office reported that 83 of the 100
extraordinary number of former high- markets, and that this rigging has drawn thin air brought us the boom and bust largest publicly-traded companies
ranking government officials. upon the u.s. gold reserves.” cycle and causes one financial bubble in the country -- including AT&T,
According to a March 8, 2010, GATA submitted Freedom of after another. since the Fed’s creation in chevron, IBM, American express, Ge,
letter from Bill Murphy, chairman of Information Act requests to the Fed 1913, the dollar has lost more than 96% Boeing, dow, and AIG -- had subsid-
the GATA Gold Anti-Trust Action and Treasury department “for a candid of its value, and by recklessly inflating iaries in tax havens, what the corporate
committee to Gary Gensler, chairman accounting of their involvement in the the money supply, the Fed continues to class comically calls ‘financial privacy’
of the commodity Futures Trading gold market, particularly in regard to distort interest rates and intentionally jurisdictions.”
commission, the largest u.s. banks gold swaps.” In a september 17, 2009, erodes the value of the dollar.” America’s big banks, including
manipulated the gold futures market, reply to GATA’s lawyers, Fed Governor The bill was passed by the house, those that pocketed billions in taxpayer-
and their conduct paralleled Madoff ’s Kevin M. Warsh acknowledged “the but never became law. The usurpers of financed bailout dollars, seem particularly
$50 billion Ponzi scheme in its scale. Federal reserve has gold swap agree- America’s future did not take it lying fond of the cayman Islands. At the time
Murphy advised Gensler, “Initially ments with foreign banks but insisted down. They were not about to have their Continued on page 19
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Jane Watson, M.B., B.s., M.d.
Give Blood – You’ll Feel Better
The summer blood shortage is upon
us. It happens every year as regular
donors go on vacation and schools and
through blood. This obviously includes
hIV infection and hepatitis. In the
1980s, when the hIV virus was new,
colleges, an important blood source from tragic cases of AIds infection occurred
campus drives, are closed. via transfusion. Tennis player Arthur
Last week, the red cross announced Ashe acquired the AIds virus during
critical shortage of types A positive and cardiac bypass graft surgery. hemophiliac
O positive blood, and held a special teenager, ryan White, contracted AIds
blood drive in White Plains with free from plasma he received to help his
Italian ices and giveaways. Many people blood clot. Fortunately, scientists rapidly
are mystified by the intermittent short- developed tests to detect the AIds virus
ages. can’t blood be frozen? The answer so this no longer happens.
is no. Testing and the initial interview at
Blood cells, like milk, have an expi- the collection site screen out those donors
ration date and, like milk, are destroyed disqualified from giving. In addition, a
by freezing. Fortunately, the shelf life of number of medications interfere with
blood is longer than the shelf life of milk. blood clotting and preclude donation. A
A unit of blood can be kept under refrig- past history of hepatitis B or c, malaria,
eration for forty-two days, but then must syphilis, and several other diseases that
be discarded if unused. Blood banks to enjoy raising her. someone’s blood In an interview with The Guardian, can persist in the bloodstream disqualify
regard any discarded blood as a failure. donation literally saved my life.” Tom Kane explained that each unit donors. People with anemia clearly
As Tom Kane, director of red cross Monique conley had a hip replace- donated to the red cross here is sent cannot donate because they lack enough
blood services for southern New York ment at age thirty and needed a “top up” to a plant in east henrietta, New York. of their own red cells. At the moment,
put it, “We are always balancing mainte- transfusion afterwards. she was struck There it is tested and processed. An anyone who lived in the united Kingdom
nance of an adequate supply against the by the generosity of “that kind stranger individual unit can benefit three patients for more than three months from 1980 to
possibility of wasting precious blood.” who took the time to help a fellow because donated blood is separated 1996 is also excluded because of fears of
Blood donation is an extraordinary stranger.” she is now a regular donor. into red cells, liquid plasma, and plate- “mad cow” disease.
act of human altruism. donors literally Blood is collected a “unit” at time, lets. Plasma proteins can be extracted how is blood used? Most people
give of themselves with no immediate, a volume of 450 ml, a little less than a and used for many different purposes, envision patients in car accidents or with
tangible reward. As any blood drive pint. The process is quick. The donor including donation to children suffering severed arteries being resuscitated with
worker knows, donors tend to be special provides a mini health history and his from hemophilia who cannot produce bags of intravenous blood in emergency
people with generous natures. some are or her blood pressure is taken. A quick their own clotting proteins and may rooms. such dramatic events do occur,
drawn to donate by their own experience. finger-stick test is done to detect possible hemorrhage from a trivial injury. unlike but a great deal more blood is used
Monisa described her cesarian anemia. whole blood, plasma can be frozen and for predictable purposes. This enables
section to the red cross. “I began to donors then sit in a reclining chair, a keeps for a year. hospitals to give estimates of their future
hemorrhage uncontrollably... As I started small canula is inserted into the arm, and Platelets are one part of the body’s clot- blood needs so that blood suppliers can
to fade into unconciousness, I heard the blood is collected for about ten minutes. ting mechanism. They only last five days plan accordingly. The red cross ships
doctor calling for four more units of The donor must then wait a few minutes but are essential for patients with blood blood from east henrietta to New York
blood, as I had quickly lost two liters and drink some fluids. Most people disorders like leukemia which prevent hospitals based on their predicted need.
of my own. When I woke up in the suffer only minimal discomfort and the them producing their own platelets. Many forms of elective surgery, such
recovery room, I was blessed to have a quantity of blood is replaced by the body At east henrietta, every unit is as bowel resections and coronary artery
beautiful baby girl and a long life ahead in roughly four weeks. tested for diseases that can be transmitted
Continued on page 10
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Crime and Punishment
The united states is the world’s
third most populous nation, and has
the world’s highest incarceration rate.
and more than half return to prison
within a year of their release.
so what do we get for the approxi-
be equal before the law. someone who
assaults his girlfriend’s new boyfriend in
a jealous rage should be punished just as
contain the germ of a useful idea, and
when it comes to criminal justice, we
need new ideas.
American prison sentences are long mately $30,000 we spend each year on severely as someone who assaults a black A new British study suggests a
relative to counterpart sentences in each of more than 2,000,000 people in man because of his color. someone who useful alternative to the essentially
other industrial democracies. our prisons? sets fire to a despised, smelly vagrant useless victim impact statement. The
The result: America has more pris- We get family poverty when a who sleeps on a storm drain should be restorative Justice consortium (“rJc”)
oners than any other nation in the world. breadwinner is in prison. We get more punished just as severely as someone has evidence that crime rates, recidi-
despite years of steadily dropping crime crime, as prisoners share trade secrets, who lights up a popular beauty queen. vism, and criminal justice costs all drop
rates, we still have a high incidence of form gangs and plot their next moves. Victim impact statements are a when victims and young criminals meet
crimes like murder, and our laws make We get shortages of other goods and relatively recent innovation in criminal quietly face to face.
it worse by defining benign or victimless services because the billions we spend justice. The procedure allows victims under current law, the victim and
activities as crimes. keeping people in prisons are not avail- to vent in open court before a defen- his or her family members recount the
For example, everyone who refused able for other human needs. dant is sentenced. such statements may pain caused by the defendant in hopes
to answer the 2010 census is a crim- When a criminal targets a victim educate -- or inflame -- the sentencing the judge will enhance the defendant’s
inal. so are many donors to political based on his or her membership in a judge or jury. punishment. defendants say “I’m sorry”
campaigns. Forty percent of u.s. pris- racial, ethnic or other group to which It is theorized such statements in hopes the judge will be lenient.
oners are serving time for ingesting the state extends special protection, we might inspire the criminal to think Victim impact statements are made in
cannabis, peyote, fungi, poppy, and call it a hate crime. about his crime, which might lead him the same declaratory way that evidence
other vegetable substances that have In passing the hate crimes Act of to remorse, which might stop him from is presented to an American jury; there
been outlawed by government fiat. 2000, the New York Legislature declared returning to crime after he takes his is no give-and-take.
It defies common sense that a twenty how hate crimes are a particular threat punishment. That is a lot of “mights.” In contrast, the rJc study shows
year-old Marine just back from combat to society, and “should be prosecuted Images personifying Justice depict that “[v]ictims of crime benefit … by
in Afghanistan where he was responsible and punished with appropriate severity” a woman in a blindfold holding a scale. being given the chance to tell offenders
for military equipment worth millions -- whatever that means. hate crime laws and victim impact state- the real impact of their crime, to get
and the lives of his fellow Marines is a To believers in liberty, there is no ments lift that blindfold. When Justice answers to their questions, as well as
criminal for buying a beer. Not long ago, such thing as a hate crime as distinct peeks, we no longer are equal. enhanced being more likely to receive an apology.”
anyone eighteen or older could drink. from other crime. A criminal should be sentences meted out for hate crimes, like The study noted a 27% drop in
But our Marine is a criminal, as is the punished for wrongdoing, not wrong enhanced sentences inspired by victim recidivism achieved by a restorative
person who sold him the beer, because thinking. It should not matter whether impact statements, further swell our justice program, and projected a two-
the state now insists he must be twenty- the criminal called the victim ugly names already oversized prison population. year criminal justice system savings of
one to down some suds. while committing the crime, or how the Prison rarely rehabilitates. The £185 million (equivalent to $1.5 billion
Our country is rich, even in a reces- victim’s emotions were impacted. victim’s “closure” is illusory. There is in u.s. population terms). “This would
sion. decent prison food and basic robbery and murder remain robbery little evidence that courtroom apologies mean 27% less crime and 27% fewer
medical care means prisoners live longer and murder, whether inspired by greed improve matters for either criminal or victims.” such reductions in u.s. crime
than prisoners in ethiopia or Burma or or hate. Justice demands that crimes victim. would be worth billions more.
Peru. That pushes up our prison census. motivated by personal animus be treated While hate crime legislation has The rJc found that, in Northern
so does recidivism. Two-thirds of no differently than crimes motivated by no redeeming value beyond political Ireland, “Where victims and offenders
America’s prisoners are arrested again, racial animus because we are meant to correctness, victim impact statements Continued on page 13
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The Right Turn
Rats vs. Eagles
July turned out to be the dead- the leaks was to promote “justice” and In May 2010, Pvt. Manning, was reaction to the leaks vary. No
liest month in Afghanistan with expose the horrors of war. he peddles arrested by the Army after releasing raw thanks to WikiLeaks, we know the war
sixty-six Americans killed. These soldiers the typical activist narrative -- America video of a 2007 u.s. airstrike on an Iraqi in Afghanistan is going poorly. We
-- shipped off to places we would never is an occupier, our troops are Nazis, and village to none other than WikiLeaks. know civilian deaths rose in the last ten
go and do the things we could never do war is hell. The website declared u.s. Black hawk months. We know the Pakistani govern-
-- gave the ultimate sacrifice for their Let me be clear: I do not like war; pilots were guilty of “collateral murder” ment is two-faced and reassures us of its
country. They are the eagles. only a mentally ill person would. If for shooting journalists and civilians dedication to rooting out terrorists as a
Australian activist, Julian Assange, Assange was just another garden variety from above. good u.s. ally while it assists Afghan
personifies the anti-American, inter- anti-war activist, I would not care. he The accusation was fraudulent. insurgents and pigs out on billions in
nationalist, left wing rat. The same matters because he aides and abets our The so called “journalists” and “civil- u.s. aid.
month American casualties skyrocketed, enemy, the Taliban and al-Qaeda, by ians” were insurgents operating in the some compared WikiLeaks to the
Assange published 76,000 secret mili- publishing these documents. release of The Pentagon Papers of 1971.
region of al-Amin al-Thaniyah. A close
tary documents under the title “Afghan Federal authorities believe Assange It is a poor comparison. The Pentagon
look at the recording revealed they were
War diary” on his website, WikiLeaks. obtained them from Pvt. Bradley Manning. Papers were classified reports prepared
not carrying video cameras, but deadly
Assange is the consummate evil Manning, an eagle turned rat, is a u.s. for secretary of defense robert
rPGs (rocket propelled grenades)
genius. he presented himself to the Army intelligence analyst charged with McNamara by defense department
instead. These are the same weapons
London press as the ultimate do-gooder. two counts of misconduct and currently officials. The reports consisted of a
used to shoot down our helicopters.
According to Assange, the reason for being held in Quantico, Virginia. Continued on page 13
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Albany Finally Passes Vital
Anti-Prison Census Legislation
Attorney General Candidate Puts an End to Rural Population Fraud
On March 4, 2010, I wrote a Likewise, upstate politicians fought
Guardian column entitled “Time To against closing unneeded prisons which
end Prison census Fraud” about generated revenue in those communities
a bill introduced by state sen. eric at the expense of taxpayers statewide.
schneiderman (d-NY) who represents Peter Wagner is the executive
the 31st senate district and is a current director of the non-profit, non-
candidate for Attorney General. The partisan Prison Policy Initiative which
bill was co-sponsored by Assemblyman documents the impact of mass incar-
hakeem Jeffries who represents the ceration on individuals, communities,
57th Assembly district in Brooklyn. It is and the national welfare. he released
designed to put an end to prison census a public statement after passage of the
fraud. schneiderman bill reciting the following
Many New York prisons were built facts:
in rural communities upstate. census - seven New York state senate
Bureau guidelines allowed districts districts meet minimum popula-
with prisons to count this non-voting, tion requirements only by claiming
incarcerated population to beef up incarcerated people as residents;
local population statistics. The inflated - 40% of an Oneida county legis-
numbers were used to secure greater Sing Sing Prison in Ossinning New York lative district is incarcerated, as is
legislative representation and more 50% of a rome city council ward;
local elected representatives to complain in prison for longer terms than criminals
government funds at the expense of - as a result, people who live next to
about prison conditions and abuse by the who committed violent felonies.
prisoners’ home districts. area prisons have more influence
administration. Not one ever responded: Why? More than a third of all pris-
convicts in the upstate prisons were than people in other districts or
no letters, visits, or follow up actions by oners are incarcerated for drug crimes,
never truly represented by local elected wards in the state;
these “representatives.” and the percentage was higher when the
officials. To the contrary, this despised
Moreover, upstate elected officials rockefeller drug laws were in force. The - prison-based gerrymandering is a
population is routinely ignored by the
often took positions detrimental to pris- larger the prison population, the better it national problem; and
politicians who supposedly represent
oners’ interests. For example, for years, was for politicians in rural communities - Maryland and delaware passed
upstate politicians fought against repeal because the phony head count allowed corrective legislation.
during the sixteen years I was
of the draconian rockefeller drug laws them to disproportionately benefit from
wrongfully incarcerated, prisoners wrote Continued on page 12
which put addicts in need of treatment government largesse.
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Give Blood - You’ll Feel Better McLaughlin Takes on Stewart-Cousins
Continued from page 6 the nation alive. The red cross collects Continued from page 3 Andrew cuomo, was strongly consid-
65% of the nation’s blood and holds get to co-sponsor it,” and cited the Local ering stewart-cousins to be his running
grafts, result in an inevitable loss of blood
regular collection drives in every part of Governments committee she chairs mate for Lieutenant Governor. had that
that must be replaced by the anesthesi- happened, McLaughlin could have run
ologist during surgery. The body the country. The Westchester chapter in which she introduced legislation
co-sponsored by a republican colleague. unopposed in November.
needs red blood cells to carry oxygen in White Plains has a regular collection
she also praised prison census however, on May 26th, cuomo
to the tissues; without it tissues cannot date on the third Friday of every month.
reform legislation, saying it was “one selected rochester Mayor robert duffy
function or heal. Those interested in donating can instead
find a nearby blood drive by going to of the good things that happened at
regular transfusions are also neces- the budget.” under the new law spear- McLaughlin knows he faces a tough
sary for people with conditions that www.redcrossblood.org and entering battle. As stewart-cousins reminds
headed by Manhattan democrat, eric
suppress red blood cell production in a zip code. The harrison chamber voters on her website, she has been
schneiderman, prisoners now will be
bone marrow, leaving the patient anemic of commerce is holding a drive Aug deemed residents of their home districts honored with a slew of citations and
and weak. These conditions include 18th, 12:00-5:00 PM at 216 halstead before their incarceration and not the awards from organizations like the
Avenue in harrison, and the columbia districts in which their prisons are American cancer society and American
cancer chemotherapy, some forms of
engine and hose company #2 on Aug located. civil Liberties union, and was named
leukemia, and myelofibrosis in which the
23d, 3:00-8:00 PM at 601 North Barry The change is certain to affect reap- “Woman of the Year” by the Business and
bone marrow mysteriously fails. Professional Women’s club; “Legislator
Other patients face regular trans- Avenue in Mamaroneck. portionment, as seven senate districts
meet the minimum population require- of the Year” by the community health
fusion because they are born with Dr. Watson, a British and American physi- Association of New York state; and
ment for independent representation
genetically altered red cells that do not cian, was educated at the University of received Pace Law school’s “Leader in
in the Albany legislature by counting
work effectively and must be topped London and is Board Certified in Internal social Justice” award and the NAAcP’s
prisoners. Without transient prisoners
up with normal cells for the patient to Medicine. She has been a member of the included in the census, these districts “Thurgood Marshall Award.”
survive. some forms of sickle cell anemia academic faculties of medicine at Einstein, will have to be amalgamated into The liberal lioness remains
and thallasemia fall into this category. NYU and Cornell, and Director of surrounding districts, and some experts immensely popular in the 35th district.
sadly, only 4% of u.s. residents Ambulatory Medicine at Booth Memorial predict this will help democrats. According to state Board of elections
donate blood, but their generosity keeps in Queens “From what I understand of the statistics, the district has been steadily
prison population, many are housed losing registered republican voters since
upstate,” stewart-cousins said. 2000.
The conservative lawyer remains
“Once those people leave their home
districts, they’re counted upstate, and undaunted. he is counting on the
the resources go to those upstate. They anti-tax, anti-government spending,
FROM NYC anti-incumbent fever sweeping the
are also included in the count in how
districts are drawn.” nation and animating the Tea Party
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McLaughlin a victory. On April 17, achieved but four years ago when she
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At home with Amazing I have
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Playwright, rupert holmes my step,
Award-Winning Writer Escapes from 80s Pop Stardom to my annual mammogram
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performed in New York city cabarets Virginia Opera; and has appeared at the
and comedy clubs in the 80s and 90s, Metropolitan Opera.
and was best known for telling his auto- holmes later went to the Manhattan
biographical anecdotes illustrated by his school of Music where he majored in
“story songs.” clarinet.
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Albany Finally Passes Vital Anti-Prison Census Legislation
Continued from page 9 Prison Families of New Jeffries also told s After they are released, most pris-
schneiderman’s bill directs the state York and exponents. Our Time Press, “We oners return to the same counties, cities
department of corrections to submit On August 3, 2010, send more individuals and towns from whence they came.
residential data on prisoners -- including the Albany legisla- into the prison system hence, it never made sense that prisoners
their last known address before incar- ture finally passed the than any county in -- temporary residents frequently moved
ceration -- to a state legislative task force bill which currently New York.” As a result, around the state like pieces on a chess
which uses that data to redraw the state’s awaits Gov. Patterson’s political representa- board -- were counted as part of the local
political map for reapportionment and signature. tion in Brooklyn (Kings population and not the population of
redistricting. At stake are state legisla- sen. schneiderman county) is “far less than their home districts.
tive and congressional seats, along with exclaimed, “I’m really it otherwise should schneiderman stands out as a leader
billions in state and federal aid. just excited. I spoke to be,” he said. “There is who proposes smart and progressive
Not surprisingly, upstate politicians the Governor and the a likelihood that we legislation to improve our criminal justice
Senator Eric Schneiderman
pushed back against schneiderman’s Governor’s counsel, and (democrats) may secure system. he succeeded in passing this
bill with great force. To get it passed, I’m sure he’ll sign it. Once additional representation reform bill after many years based largely
schneiderman knew he needed support. it’s signed, I will work with him and I will in either the Assembly or the senate.” on smart coalition building and vital grass
A coalition was formed to back this also work with the incoming administra- schneiderman hopes other states roots support.
legislation. Member groups included tion to make sure that the ball doesn’t get will pass similar reform legislation before In my own struggle against wrongful
citizen Action of New York, The dropped.” 2012 redistricting takes place. convictions, I am developing a grassroots
Public Policy and education Fund, The Likewise, Jeffries said, “Inmate-based he told Black Voices News, “The other group currently housed on Facebook
Prison Policy Initiative, New York civil gerrymandering is an unfair practice that thing is that we have a coalition that we as “Jeffrey deskovic’s Innocence Team
Liberties union, demos, common undermines the integrity of our democ- built over the past five or six years that (NY).” I hope one day to have enough
cause, the Brennan center for Justice, racy. The passage of this reform promotes includes the NAAcP, david Jones and members to pass much needed anti-
Fortune society, Bronx defenders, Praxis the principle of equitable representation the hip hop Action Network, and eddie wrongful conviction legislation.
Project, correctional Association of New throughout New York, and results in a ellis and edith Wagner from the Prison Jeff Deskovic spent sixteen years in prison for
York, community service society, New fairer process of redistricting. We will Policy Initiative. What we’re going to do a murder and rape he did not commit. He
York city AIds housing Network no longer tolerate the injustice of artifi- is get together and figure out how to use writes about wrongful convictions and crim-
(NYcAhN), Malcolm X Grassroots cially enhancing the political power of a this, and try to get other states in on this inal justice issues.
Movement, center for Law & social handful of communities on the backs of as well before the 2012 [redistricting]
Justice, Nu Leadership Policy Group, and incarcerated individuals.” lines are drawn.”
At Home with Amazing Songwriter/Novelist/Playwright, Rupert Holmes
Continued from page 11 “It’s a beautiful theater and the actors seem very touched and moved by it.” audience. But when you write for
recorded by pop tart superstar, Britney are wonderful. It’s been pleasing audi- holmes is now retired from a Broadway show, you make up a
spears; and two songs he produced for ences for many years!” he enthused. performing and writing pop songs and world and then those songs become
Judy collins on her Sanity and Grace “It’s very well received and it’s the he is concentrating on writing novels about those real characters that you
album. longest running play in the 2002-03 and plays. invented,” he said.
holmes lived in scarsdale for a season on Broadway.” “I don’t write songs anymore,” he holmes recently returned from the
number of years before moving upstate holmes described why he believes said. “I tend to write scripts and lyrics. I West coast where he is working on
to be with his family. he misses the the play is meaningful to so many haven’t been a pop songwriter for some another musical in san diego, just one
village and still loves Westchester. audiences. time. so when I did write songs, they of several projects. his new book, The
In 2003, his Tony Award-nominated “I think that one of the things that were inspired by a situation that I will McMasters Guide to Homicide: Murder
make it an interesting play is because imagine something that I envision or I Your Employer is slated for release this
play, Say Goodnight, Gracie, about the
George Burns lived the life he did for will see people in real life and wonder year.
lives of comedian George Burns and
the length of time he was alive. And what their story is and start to speculate. “I am writing a lot of plays,” he
his co-star, Gracie Allen, won the 2004
it’s not only the history of George But most of my pop lyrics are based on said. “I have a play that’s opening at
National Broadway Theater “Best Play”
Burns, but a history of American enter- ideas that popped into my head. They’re the Arena stage in Washington d.c.
award and makes its Westchester debut
tainment, because he flourished in not based on real-life events.” I have several new musicals that I’ve
at the Paramount center for the Arts
entertainment for nearly ninety years. he contrasted writing pop songs to been writing, and I’m also working on
in Peekskill on October 30th and then
It’s also a heartfelt love story how Gracie writing songs for musicals. the first of several volumes of a series of
continues on its national tour.
Allen changed his life and gave him “Most of my Broadway lyrics books. so all that is going on this year.”
holmes spoke to the Guardian from
everything he could ever hope for. so I are based on the world of characters More information about this ener-
his home in upstate New York about his
find it to be a very touching show, and that have been created for that show. getic and prolific artist can be found at
life, career and Say Goodnight, Gracie.
as I travel around the country, I talk to When you write pop songs, you write his website, rupertholmes.com.
“I’m really excited the show is
people who have seen it and they always songs that appeal to the radio listening
touring and will be in Peekskill,” he said.
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Crime and Punishment
Continued from page 7 conducted by trained facilitators can bring some crim- the billions and billions we spend each year keeping
meet, victim satisfaction rates are 90% -- much higher inals back from the brink. millions in prison. such programs would help cut back
than when restorative justice is not available.” Alan K. simpson tells how, as a teenager, he helped on imprisonment, one of America’s few growth indus-
restorative justice is not a panacea. some crimi- set fire to a federal building, went on shooting sprees tries in 2010.
nals are beyond redemption due to plain rottenness. with stolen ammo, punched a police officer, spent restorative justice can turn around the next delin-
They have no place in society and need to be put years on probation and a night in jail. Yet, he grew out quent who might become an Alan simpson. We
away. But other criminals are oblivious to the harm of his lawlessness and went on to serve seventeen years should give it a chance.
they cause simply because they never were socialized in the u.s. senate as one of its most distinguished Jeffrey Heller is a lawyer, asylum expert and registered
to think about the consequences of their behavior or and respected members. This conservative republican nurse. He is a graduate of Duke University and the
its impact on others. from Wyoming argues against long sentences for University of Chicago Law School, and former adjunct
The rJc research suggests that, instead of the young offenders. his life proves that, with the right
professor at Brooklyn Law School and Seton Hall
political pandering and posturing that surrounds hate guidance, people can change.
University School of Law.
crime laws and courtroom victim impact statements, restorative justice programs could make a dent
supervised meetings between criminals and victims in crime, recidivism, the suffering of victims, and
Rats vs Eagles
Continued from page 8 members of informants are targets as American power in the region. This is to the public. some think it contains
lengthy study of u.s.-Vietnam relations well. precisely why Julian Assange is a rat. highly classified, damaging informa-
from 1947-1968. They did not include The leaks threw a huge monkey Assange postures he is a human tion he intends to use to extort the u.s.
many secret documents. wrench into President Obama’s war rights activist devoted to “bringing government.
In contrast, the Afghan War strategy. under the revised rules of down the man.” In reality, he is just What is the Obama administration
diary posted on WikiLeaks consist engagement devised by Gen. david another dirty rat looking for cheese. doing about this? Last year, Mr. Obama
of raw battlefield intelligence reports Petreaus, our troops are committed In 2007, Assange was headed toward established the Office of u.s. cyber
containing sensitive information. to forging alliances with anti-Taliban financial ruin. WikiLeaks was not command and appointed howard
These reports include information on Afghanis and minimizing civilian controversial and as a result, failed to schmidt as cyber czar. In Mr. Obama’s
how our military hunts down Taliban casualties. generate revenue. words, the agency was designed to
commanders; conducts air raids against The leaks create a catch-22. We Then he got his hands on the 2007 protect the u.s. from “acts of terror that
enemy positions; and methods used to cannot overwhelm the enemy with “collateral murder” video. Friends of can come not only from a few extrem-
disarm improvised explosive devices airstrikes and fire power for fear of Assange believe he released the video for ists in suicide vests, but from a few
(Ieds). causing civilian causalities. At the same publicity and financial gain. It is obvious keystrokes on a computer.”
(Julian) Assange labeled civilians murdered by Taliban as “collateral damage,”
and coldly admitted his organization “might get blood on their hands.”
Journalists who covered the Vietnam time, the leaks have diminished our he leaked the Afghan War diary for the A lot of good this bureaucracy has
War think Assange is the “robin hood chances of winning hearts and minds same reason. done us. The administration continues
of hackers.” They invoke the tired because civilians will fear of reprisal Assange continues to christen those to beg Assange to “have a change
media mantra, “the public has a right from the Taliban like never before. who expose such classified, secret infor- of heart” and to not leak any more
to know,” to publish more of Assange’s how do we fight this war? mation as heroes. No doubt he believes information.
sensational leaks to sell newspapers. The press asked Assange if he felt himself to be bold and heroic. I wonder Oh please. We should talk tough and
sorry fellas, loose lips sink ships. culpable for any Afghan deaths at the if he would be so courageous to leak a pressure our allies to find this rat, arrest
The public does not have the right to hands of the Taliban. Assange labeled massive intelligence cache exposing the him, and turn him over to u.s. authori-
this classified material. Any future leaks civilians murdered by Taliban as “collat- russian Federation. It is unlikely. he ties. We should use every method at our
will increase American causalities. eral damage,” and coldly admitted his would be choking on plutonium laced disposal to make certain WikiLeak rats
shockingly, WikiLeaks published organization “might get blood on their sushi by now. The russians don’t screw never bring down our eagles again.
the names of the Afghan informants hands.” around.
In other words, to make an omelet, currently, Assange fears arrest and is Mr. Limato completed his degree in Film
currently providing intelligence to
you’ve got to break a few eggs. To on the run. he and his cyber red diaper Studies at Mercy College and was a talent
American forces. The Taliban vowed
to pore over these documents to locate Assange, it is acceptable that Afghan babies declared more leaks are immi- manager.
and kill these informants. Anyone who civilians are slaughtered in service of nent. There is a cryptic link on his site
studies Taliban treachery knows family his higher aim of bringing an end to labeled “insurance.” The link is closed
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Area Teens compete in Jewish
Olympiad at Baltimore
By Amanda Jane
Maccabi Games Opening Ceremonies
Silver and bronze medalist Max Steinberg
Westchester teens travelled to
Baltimore last week for the national
steinberg who won both silver and
Maccabi Games in Baltimore. The
Bronze medals in singles and doubles.
games are a week-long event of athletic Tarrytown JCC on the Hudson delegates at the Baltimore Maccabi Games
A proud steinberg commented,
competition for Jewish teenagers aged
yearly at different venues. some 120,000 The crowd was brought to tears as “Maccabi is awesome. I made lots of
Jewish teens have competed in the u.s. they watched a memorial to the eleven new friends.”
delegations were sent from each
Maccabi Games since 1982. Israeli athletes and coaches murdered carley sohn, a MidWestchester
of Westchester county’s three Jewish
The Baltimore event featured basket- by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Jcc softball player, agreed. “The
community centers, MidWestchester
ball, soccer, swimming, tennis and table Munich Olympics. The Maccabi competition is great,” she said, “but
Jcc in scarsdale, Tarrytown’s Jcc on
tennis in competition stretching over Games honor the past, but their purpose most of all I love how many new friends
the hudson, and the rosenthal Y in
four days. Team and individual sports are is to build a future for the participants I have made.”
upper Westchester. They joined thirty-
played in an Olympic-styled format. as proud adults linked to their tradition Jason ulman from chicago is sure
seven other delegations of teenage
The opening ceremony sunday night and new friends. he will keep in touch with his new
athletes and artists from as far away as
was packed as each delegation marched This year marks the first time arts Westchester tennis comrades. “This is
canada, california and Israel.
past in uniform, led by a standard bearer events were held at the same venue my third year at Maccabi and the expe-
The Maccabi tradition was born
who announced the delegation name. as athletic competition. Teenage rience just gets better every year,” he told
when then fifteen year old Yosef
The ceremony included music, dance dancers, musicians and actors mixed the Guardian. “It makes me proud of my
Yekutieli was impressed by the
and inspirational themes of sportsman- with athletes, and both groups enjoyed Jewish heritage.”
stockholm Olympic model. he inspired
ship and compassion. evening activities together. Arts participants from Jcc on the
creation of games for Israeli citizens and
A tribute to past Jewish athletes and each Maccabi participant also spent hudson were equally thrilled. They gave
Jews from around the world. The first
artists followed. NFL quarterback Jay hours doing community service. Among impressive final performances on the
international event was held in 1932
Fiedler, Olympic gold medal swimmers other activities, they packed up books last day after completing workshops in
and recurs every four years in Tel Aviv.
Lenny Krazelburg and Mark spitz, and toiletries for donation to the elderly the plastic and performing arts.
In 1982, additional games were
gold medal gymnast Kerri strug, and and under privileged children. The happy, exhausted, teens left
brought to the u.s. aimed specifically
American record holding marathoner, The scarsdale Jcc sent a strong their host families and boarded the bus
at teens. Young athletes enter the games
deena Kastor, all competed in the tennis team, girls’ softball players, and for Westchester on Friday morning.
through local Jccs, and events are held
Maccabi Games. a lone table tennis competitor, Max
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Notice of Qualification of AEF LLC, KLJ Meetings & Events LLC Articles SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF NOTICE OF SALE SUMMONS
NYS fictitious name AEF BURGESS of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) WESTCHESTER SUPREME COURT: WESTCHESTER Index No: 3522/10
LLC. Authority filed with Sec of State 5/10/2010. Office in Westchester Co. LASALLE BANK NATIONAL AS- COUNTY. EMIGRANT MORTGAGE Date of filing: July 30, 2010
of NY (SSNY) on 6/25/10. Office lo- SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE COMPANY, INC., Pltf. vs. DIANA CONSUMER CREDIT TRANSACTION
cation: Westchester County. LLC whom process may be served. REGISTERED HOLDERS OF GSAMP TORRES, ROWENA DEL CASTILLO, Plaintiff designates New York County as the place of trial
formed in DE: 3/19/10. SSNY desig- SSNY shall mail copy of process TRUST 2005-AHL2, MORTGAGE Defts. Index #2836/09. Pursuant to The basis of venue is that Defendants reside in New York County.
nated as agent of LLC upon whom to Alison McCartin 2 Bassett Court PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE- judgment of foreclosure and sale The transaction took place in New York County
process against it may be served Baldwin Place, NY 10505. Purpose: RIES 2005-AHL2, Plaintiff against dated Apr. 16, 2010, I will sell at Date Summons Filed: September 23, 2009
and shall mail process to: c/o Adam Any lawful activity. public auction at the Lobby of the SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
Frieman, 15 Burgess Rd, Scarsdale, LENOx BLIDGEN, et al Defendant(s).
Westchester County Courthouse, COUNTY OF NEW YORK
NY10583. DE address of LLC: c/o Notice of Qualification of PTERO- Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclo- 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., LANDMARK CAPITAL INvESTMENTS, INC., Plaintiff,
CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd, Ste. 400, DACTYL HOLDINGS LLC. Authority sure and Sale entered on March 12, White Plains, NY on Aug. 30, 2010 at -against-
Wilmington, DE19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Sec of State of NY (SSNY) 2010. 9:30 a.m., prem. k/a 1155 California LIFE TIME CONSTRUCTION; SANTIAGO DE LOS SANTOS, Defendant(s),
filed with DE Sec of State, 401 Fed- on 6/25/10. Office location: West- I, the undersigned Referee will sell Rd., Eastchester, NY. Said property TO THE ABOvE NAMED DEFENDANTS:
eral St., Dover, DE19901. Purpose: chester County. LLC formed in DE: at public auction at the Lobby of the located in the Town of Eastchester, YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action, and to
any lawful activity. 4/9/10. SSNY designated as agent Westchester County Courthouse, County of Westchester, State of serve a copy of your Answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Sum-
of LLC upon whom process against 111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bou- NY, shown and designated as Lot 3 mons, to serve a Notice of Appearance upon the Plaintiff’s attorneys within
it may be served and shall mail levard, White Plains, N.Y. on the 22nd Block 202 on a certain map entitled twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of ser-
Name of Company: Eco-Structure
process to The LLC, 16 Colonial Rd, day of September, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. “Map of Survey in Block 202 Cali- vice, where service is made by delivery upon you personally within the State
Construction Services, LLC Date
White Plains, NY10605. DE address premises Beginning at a the corner fornia Ridge Property of California or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in
of Filing : May 11, 2010 County Lo-
of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd, formed by the intersection of the Ridge, Inc., Town of Eastchester, any other manner, and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment
cation: Westchester County The
Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE19808 . Arts. westerly side of McClellan Avenue Westchester County, N.Y.” dated will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
secretary of state is designated as
of Org. filed with DE Sec of State, with the southwesterly side of ver- Sept. 10, 1930, made by L.E. van YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT
agent of the limited liability com-
401 Federal St., Dover, DE19901. Pur- non Avenue; Thence running north- Etten, Engineer and Surveyor, filed in A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PUR-
pany upon whom process against it
pose: any lawful activity. westerly along said southwesterly the Register’s Office of Westchester POSE.
may be served. The post office ad-
dress within or without this state to side of vernon Avenue 54.17 feet to County (now County Clerk’s Office of The principal portion of the debt which you owe the Plaintiff, LANDMARK
which the Secretary of State shall NOTICE OF LEGAL POSTPONEMENT the southeasterly line of Lot No. Westchester County Division of Land CAPITAL INvESTMENTS, INC. is $99,600.00 plus interest thereon from April 25,
mail a copy of any process against OF SALE 19, Block 7 on said map; Thence Records) on Oct. 12, 1930 in volume 2007 to June 16, 2009 in the sum of $22,232.95 plus interest thereon from June
the limited liability company served southwesterly at right angels to said 74 of Maps at Page 54 on map made 17, 2009 in the sum of $2,609.12, as of September 17, 2009, plus interest short-
SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF southwesterly side of vernon Avenue by George W. Godfrey, L.S., dated fall in the sum of $18,381.73 plus non-attorney fees of $140.00.
upon him is : Mojgan Mirfachrai, 270 WESTCHESTER, US BANK NATION-
Bronxville Road, suite B33, Bronx- and along said southeasterly line of Mar. 17, 1947 filed in the Office of the The name of the creditor to whom the debt is owed: LANDMARK CAPITAL
AL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE Lot No. 19, Block 7, 94.50 feet to the County Clerk of Westchester County, INvESTMENTS, INC.
ville, NY 10708. Registered agent: OF CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN northerly line of Lot No. 25, Block 7 on Division of Land Records on Aug. 7, Unless you dispute the validity of the debt, or any portion thereof, within thirty
Mojgan Mirfachrai, 270 Bronxville TRUST, ASSET BACKED PASS said map; Thence easterly along said 1947, as Map #6403. Approx. amt. (30) days after receipt hereof, the debt will be assumed to be valid by the
Road, Suite B33, Bronxville, NY THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES northerly line of Lot No. 25. 6.03 feet of judgment is $432,431.19 plus costs herein debt collector.
10708. Character / Purpose of busi- 2006-Fx1 UNDER THE POOLING to the northeasterly corner of said Lot and interest. Sold subject to terms If you notify the herein debt collector in writing within thirty (30) days after your
ness: Construction Management, AND SERvICING AGREEMENT and conditions of filed judgment and
Contracting and Consulting. 25, Block 7; Thence southerly at right receipt hereof that the debt, or any portion thereof, is disputed, we will obtain
DATED OCTOBER 1, 2006, WITHOUT angels to the last mentioned course terms of sale. JOHN N. ROMANO, verification of the debt or a copy of any judgment against you representing the
RECOURSE, PLAINTIFF, vS. JOHN C. and through Lot No. 25 Block 7. 45 Referee. DEUTSCH & SCHNEIDER, debt and a copy of such verification or judgment will be mailed to you by the
Edmen Holdings, LLC Articles of ALLEvA, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). feet to a corner; Thence easterly at LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 79-37 Myrtle Ave., herein debt collector.
Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) Pursuant to a Judgment of Fore- right angles with said last mentioned Glendale, NY #78404 Upon your written request within said thirty day period, the herein debt col-
5/21/2010. Office in Westchester closure and Sale duly filed on April courses and through Lots Nos. 24, 23, lector will provide you with the name and address of the original creditor if
Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC 22, 2010, I, the undersigned Ref- 22 and 21, Block 7 on said map, 100 Chen O’Neil Architects, PLLC Ar-
ticles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State different from the current creditor.
upon whom process may be served. eree will sell at public auction at the feet to the westerly side of McClellan Dated: September 17, 2009
SSNY shall mail copy of process to Westchester County Courthouse, Avenue; Thence northerly along said (SSNY) 6/16/2010. Office in West-
chester Co. SSNY design. Agent Batavia, New York
C/O Stern Keiser & Panken LLP 1025 Lobby, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. westerly side of McClellan Avenue Danielle Mayer-Dorociak, Esq.
Westchester Ave STE 305 White Boulevard, White Plains, NY on Au- 69.76 feet to the point or place of be- of LLC upon whom process may
be served. SSNY shall mail copy of ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
Plains, NY 10604. Purpose: Any law- gust 25, 2010 at 9:45 a.m., premises ginning. Attorneys for Plaintiff
ful activity. known as 104 Washington Avenue, process to The LLC 29 Ganung Dr.
Said premises known as 286 Mc- Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: Any 26 Harvester Avenue
White Plains, NY. All that certain Clellan Avenue, Mount vernon, N.Y. Batavia, NY 14020
Reliance Air LLC Articles of Org. filed plot, piece or parcel of land, with the lawful activity.
10553. Phone: 585.815.0288
NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/19/2010. buildings and improvements thereon
(Section: 165.28, Block: 4047, Lot: 13).
Office in Westchester Co. SSNY erected, situate, lying and being in F&B Consulting Group LLC Articles
design. Agent of LLC upon whom the Town of North Castle, County of Approximate amount of lien $ of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) Notice of Formation
process may be served. SSNY shall Westchester and State of New York, 548,267.38 plus interest and costs. 7/8/2010. Office in Westchester Co. PROFCME, LLC Arts. of Org. filed
mail copy of process to The LLC 18 Section 6, Block 7 and Lot 49 for- Premises will be sold subject to pro- SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon with SSNY 8/3/2010. Off. Loc.: West-
Rockinghorse Trail Rye Brook, NY merly known as 49.50. Approximate visions of filed judgment and terms whom process may be served. chester Cnty. SSNY designated as
10573. Purpose: Any lawful activity. amount of judgment is $530,843.83 of sale. SSNY shall mail copy of process to agent of LLC whom process may be
plus interest and costs. Premises Index No. 13231-09. Frank C. Jajan, PLLC 110 Wall Street, 11th served. SSNY shallmail process to:
Notice of Formation RYABB PROP- will be sold subject to provisions of Praete, Jr., Esq., Referee. Floor NY, NY 10005. Purpose: Any c/o The LLC, 500 Central Park Ave.,
ERTIES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with filed Judgment Index # 1091/08. DeRose & Surico lawful activity Unit 333, Scarsdale, NY10583. Pur-
SSNY 8/11/2010. Off. Loc.: West- The original sale was scheduled for Attorney(s) for Plaintiff pose: all lawful activities.
chester Cnty. SSNY designated as August 13, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. 213-44 38th Avenue
agent of LLC whom process may be Bayside, N.Y. 11361
served. SSNY shall mail process to: W. Whitfield Wells, Esq., Referee
c/o The LLC, 2965 Saddle Ridge Dr., Knuckles, Komosinski & Elliott, LLP,
565 Taxter Road, Ste. 590, Elmsford,
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LEGAL NOTICES The Role of Greed in America’s
SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS. INDEX NO. 10-5136. Economic Meltdown
STATE OF NEW YORK. SUPREME COURT. COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER. CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, AS WHOLLY Continued from page 5 based in this tropical tax haven.”
OWNED AND SUBSIDIARY OF AND ON BEHALF OF JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, of the GAO report, Morgan stanley had On top of this, to date, no one knows
-vs- THE HEIRS AT LARGE OF AUDREY J. GRIFFIN, DECEASED, and all persons who are wives, widows, grantees, mort-
gagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be dead, and their husbands 273 subsidiaries in tax havens, 158 of what happened to the off balance sheet
and wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest all whom and whose names and place are unknown them in the cayman Islands; citigroup “Global security Fund” worth $27.5
to Plaintiff; DANIEL D. GRIFFIN, INDIvIDUALLY AND AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF AUDREY J. GRIFFIN, DECEASED; LINDA had 427, with 90 in the caymans; Bank trillion set up during the reagan admin-
A. GRIFFIN, INDIvIDUALLY AND AS HERIS OF THE ESTATE OF AUDREY J. GRIFFIN, DECEASED; DANIEL A. GRIFFIN AND
DAvID W. GRIFFIN, AS HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF AUDREY J. GRIFFIN, DECEASED; FIRST RESOLUTION INvESTMENT of America had 115, with fifty-nine istration to finance the “management”
CORP.; NEW YORK STATE TAx COMMISSION; CAPITAL ONE BANK; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAxATION in the caymans; Goldman sachs had of the “post-cold War” environment.
AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; “JOHN DOE” AND “JANE DOE” said names being fictitious, it being the twenty-nine offshore havens, including With accumulated interest, it is now
intention of Plaintiff to designate any and all occupants of premises being foreclosed herein, Defendant.
fifteen in the caymans; JPMorgan had worth $75 trillion.
Mortgage Premises; 19 HILLCREST DRIvE CORTLANDT N.Y. 10566.
fifty, with seven in the caymans; and This fund administered by Goldman
TO THE ABOvE NAMED DEFENDANT(S):
Wells Fargo had eighteen, with nine in sachs could go a long way to solve our
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action and to serve a copy of your Answer
the caymans. economic woes and should be used for
on the plaintiffs attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or
within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery The report noted “no company the benefit of the American people.
within the State. The United State of America, if designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear within exemplifies the corporate class/middle The problem is that valuable resources
sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by class double standard more than KBr/ like this are hopelessly compromised by
default of the relief demanded in the Complaint. In the event that there is a deficiency in the sale proceeds, a deficiency
judgment may be entered against you. That this action is being amended to add “The Heirs at Large of Audrey J. Griffin, halliburton. The company got billions politicians who serve the corporate class
Deceased, Daniel D. Griffin, Linda A. Griffin, Daniel A. Griffin and David W. Griffin, as heirs of the Estate of Audrey J. from u.s. taxpayers, then turned around at the expense of the rest of us.
Griffin. This action is also being amended to add New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and United State and used a cayman Island tax dodge to The above gives proof to the lie that
of America as necessary parties to the action.
pump up its bottom line.” As the Boston hispanic illegals are a meaningful source
NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME.
Globe’s Farah stockman reported, of our economic plight, as people like
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 the answer with court, a default judgment may
“KBr halliburton, until 2007 a unit Tricia erickson argue. Instead, greed by
be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further of halliburton, has avoided paying the rich and powerful is the real source
information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company hundreds of millions of dollars in federal of our economic woes. It is time the
will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERvING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY
Medicare and social security taxes by American people woke up.
FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. WESTCHESTER County is
designated as the place of trail. The basis of venue is the location of the mortgaged premises. Dated: May 17, 2010. hiring workers through shell companies
FEIN SUCH & CRANE, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff Office and P.O. Address 28 East Main Street, Suite 1800 Rochester, New
York 14614, Telephone No. (585) 232-7400. (DISTRICT: SECTION: 12.20 BLOCK: 1, LOT: 39). NATURE AND OBJECT OF AC-
TION The object of the above action is to foreclose a mortgage help by Plaintiff recorded in the County of WESTCHES-
TER, State of New York on March 18, 1994, in Liber 19050 of Mortgage, at page 53; said mortgage was assigned by Globe
Mortgage Company, (Inc.), to Chemical Bank c/o Chemical Mortgage Company, by virtue of an Assignment of Mortgage
dated April 14, 1994, and recorded August 12, 1994, Liber 19810 of Mortgage, at page 281. For unknown reasons a dupli-
cate Assignment of Mortgage dated April 14, 1994, from Glob Mortgage Company, (Inc.), to Chemical Bank c/o Chemical
Mortgage Company was recorded on October 14, 1994, Liber 20015 of Mortgage, at page 41; said mortgage was further
assigned by Chemical Bank, to Chemical Mortgage Company, by virtue of an Assignment of Mortgage dated June 17,
1994, and recorded January 26, 1996, in Liber 21283, at page 93; said mortgage was then further assigned by Chase
Home Finance LLC f/k/a Chase Mortgage Company f/k/a Chemical Mortgage Company, to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.,
by virtue of an Assignment of Mortgage dated January 30, 2008, and recorded June 30, 2009, in Control No. 491590674.
On June 5, 2008, a mortgage was executed by Audrey J. Griffin, to JPMorgan Chase Bank, to secure the sum of
$ 93,593.38, and recorded in Control No. 481730053, on June 30, 2008. On June 5, 2008, a Consolidation, Extension and
Modification Agreement was executed between AUDREY J. GRIFFIN, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, to consolidate the
mortgage recorded in Liber 19050 of Mortgage, at page 53, as assigned in Liber 19810, at page 281, Liber 20015, at page
41, Liber 21283, at page 93, and Control No. 491590674, and the mortgage recorded in Control No. 481730053, to from a
single lien of $ 175,000.00, recorded in Control No. 491590676, on June 30, 2009.
TO THE DEFENDANT, except AUDREY J. GRIFFIN DECEASED, DANIEL D. GRIFFIN AND LINDA A GRIFFIN, the plaintiff
makes no personal claim against you in this action.
To the above named defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the
Hon. Orazio R. Bellantoni, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of N.Y., dated July 13, 2010 and filed along with the
supporting papers in the Westchester County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a mortgage. The premises
is described as follows: Beginning at a point on the easterly side of Hillcrest Drive, said Hillcrest Drive, said Hillcrest
Drive shown on map entitled “ Map of Hollow Brook County Club Estate”, said map filed in the County Clerk’s Office;
Westchester County, Division of Land Records, on June 5, 1953 as Map No. 8083, said point of beginning being distant
974.44 feet as measured along the westerly, southerly and easterly side of said Hillcrest Drive from the northerly end of
a curve having a radius of 20 feet and length of 42.06 feet connects the easterly side of Oregon Road and the westerly
side of Hillcrest Drive; Thence continuing northerly along the easterly side of Hillcrest Drive and along a curve to the
left having a radius of 40.00 feet and length of 23.98 feet to a point of reverse curve; Thence along said curve to the right
having a radius of 50.00 feet, a distance of 29.29 feet to a point; Thence still along the easterly side of Hillcrest Drive,
North 1 degrees 00 minutes West 53.05 feet; Thence leaving said Hillcrest Drive and running at right angles thereto,
North 89 degrees 00 minutes East 100.00 feet; Thence at right angels, South 1 degrees 00 minutes East 104.54 feet to a
point; Thence South 89 degrees 47 minutes 40 seconds West 85.01 feet to the easterly side of Hillcrest Drive and the
point or place of beginning.
Premises known as 19 Hillcrest Drive, Cortlandt, N.Y. 10566.
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