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Temple receives
anonymous $5M
gift in the mail
PHILADELPHIA. The checks to Tem-
ple University really were in the
mail — for $5 million.
  It was a total surprise for the
school to receive the anonymous
donations, which arrived in a
pair of nondescript envelopes
sent via U.S. mail from a bank in
Arizona, said Stuart Sullivan,
Temple’s senior vice president
for institutional advancement.
  One envelope contained a $1
million bank check for the uni-
versity to use however it choos-
es, Sullivan told The Associated
Press yesterday. The second held
a $4 million check to endow a
scholarship for women and mi-

    Entertainment page 13
                                    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., campaigns with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, at a rally in San Diego, Calif., yesterday
                                    on Super Tuesday. McCain swept states all over the East Coast, bringing himself closer to winning the delegates needed to get the Republican nomination.

Why Vampire
                                    Super Tuesday has
doesn’t suck
    Style page 09
                                    McCain celebrating
                                    GOP nomination is close at hand; Clinton and Obama battle on
Fashion Week:
                                                  . Sen. John McCain                                                   campaign on. “The one way you
Hits and                            swept a string of delegate-rich,          Clinton             Obama                can’t win a race is to quit it, and
                                                                                                                                                                        . Local pols are hopeful
                                                                                                                                                                 Pennsylvania’s primary will still
                                    East Coast primaries Tuesday                                                       until somebody beats me, I’m go-
misses                              night, reaching for command of
                                                                              Big wins on Super Tuesday
                                                                                                                       ing to answer the bell for every
                                                                                                                                                                 mean something come April.
                                                                                                                                                                 Read more on page 02 ››
                                    the race for the Republican presi-        New York            Georgia              round of this fight,” he said.
                                    dential nomination. Democrats             Massachusetts       Alabama                Romney, the former governor             Hispanics and experience-seekers
                                    Hillary Rodham Clinton and                New Jersey          Delaware             of Massachusetts, won a home              back Hillary, but Obama draws
                                    Barack Obama traded victories in          Oklahoma            Utah                 state victory. He also took Utah,         votes from women and whites.
                                    an epic struggle from Connecti-           Tennessee           Illinois             where fellow Mormons supported            Read more on page 06 ››
                                    cut to California.                        Arkansas            North Dakota         his candidacy. He, too, breathed
                                      McCain, the early Republican                                                     defiance. “We’re going to go all         Tuesday was anything but small —
    Entertainment page 13           front-runner whose campaign                                                        the way to the convention. We’re         its primaries and caucuses were
                                    nearly unraveled six months ago,                                                   going to win this thing,” he told        spread across nearly half the coun-
What                                won in New York, New Jersey,                                                       supporters in Boston.                    try in the most wide-open presi-
                                    Connecticut and Delaware to                                                          Democrats played out a his-            dential campaign in memory.
the                                 gain all 198 delegates at stake                                                    toric struggle between Clinton,             The result was a double-bar-
                                    there. He also put Illinois and                                                    seeking to become the first fe-          reled set of races, Obama and
Biel?                               Oklahoma in his column.                                                            male president and Obama, hop-           Clinton fighting for delegates as
                                      Former Arkansas Gov. Mike              state. He also triumphed at the           ing to become the first black to         well as bragging rights in indi-
                                    Huckabee won a series of Bible           Republican West Virginia con-             win the White House.                     vidual states, the Republicans do-
                                    Belt victories, in Alabama and           vention, and told The Associated            After an early series of low-dele-     ing the same.
                                    Georgia as well as his own home          Press in an interview he would            gate, single-state contests, Super                               Associated Press
metro           Edited by Ron Varrial,                                                                                                                       Wednesday, February 6, 2008

02 philadelphia                                                                                                                                        Go online for more
                                                                                               Keep up-to-date with the day’s news — and more on what you read in today’s
                                                                                             Metro — at The blog is updated throughout the day.

                                                                                             Welcome to Metro!                                          Fitzpatrick drops out

                                                                                             Casinos used to be about $5 buffets where patrons          A former suburban Philadelphia congressman has
                                                                                             would try to make up their gambling losses by              dropped out of a race for the state Legislature.
                                                                                             stuffing their faces with food. Not anymore.               Michael Fitzpatrick says an “emerging family
                                                                                             Atlantic City is attempting to attract visitors by         medical issue” is the reason he’s abandoning the
                                                                                             bringing fine dining and celebrity chefs to town.          campaign after two weeks. The Republican lost
                                                                                             Read more on page 15.                   ,                  his seat in Congress in 2006.

National campaign will                                                                                                                                                            215 & beyond
                                                                                                                                                                                  Young politician
                                                                                                                                                                                  pens his memoir

play role on local ballots                                                                                                                                                                         . Nine months
                                                                                                                                                                                  away from his second-ever elec-
                                                                                                                                                                                  tion, freshman U.S. Rep. Patrick
                                                                                                                                                                                  Murphy is re-
                                                                                                                                                                                  leasing a
Aspiring pols                                                                                                                                                                     memoir of his
                                                                                                                                                                                  journey from

hope Pa. still                                                                                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                  to the Iraq war
                                                                                                                                                                                  to an eventual
a factor come                                                                                                                                                                     seat on Capi-
                                                                                                                                                                                  tol Hill.         Murphy
April primary                                                                                                                                                                        Murphy’s
                                                                                                                                                                                  263-page book, titled “Taking
                                                                                                                                                                                  the Hill: From Philly to Baghdad
                                                                                                                                                                                  to United States Congress,” hits
                                                                                                                                                                                  bookstores Feb. 19. It was writ-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ten with the help of Adam
               .      Whether                                                                                                                                                     Frankel, a speech writer for Sen.
Barack Obama and Hillary                                                                                                                                                          John Kerry during the 2004
Clinton are still fighting                                                                                                                                                        presidential campaign and who
for delegates when Penn-                                                                                                                                                          is currently working for Sen.
sylvania votes April 22                                                                                                                                                           Barack Obama’s campaign.
could decide whether Peg-                                                                                                                                                            Much of the book is based
gy Benaszek wins her race                                                                                                                                                         on journals Murphy kept dur-
for state representative.                                                                                                                                                         ing his tour in Iraq.       /
   “I would prefer that
Pennsylvania still be a fac-
tor in the presidential race,                                                                                                                                                     Data:
that just helps you bring
out [more voters],” she
said. “People may be over-
whelmed in the presiden-
tial race but it’s because
they’re involved and trying
                                                                                                                                                                                  Percent of flights arriving on
                                                                                                                                                                                  time at Philadelphia Interna-
to make an informed deci-                                                                                                                                                         tional Airport in December
sion.”                                                                                                                                                                            2007, according to a U.S. De-
   For challengers like Be-        Peggy Benaszek is running for a spot in the state Legislature, and knows that the status of the presidential election will affect turnout      partment of Transportation
naszek, and even incum-            on April 22 when Pennsylvania voters head to the polls.                                                                                        report issued yesterday. Only
bents facing primary con-                                                                                                                                                         69 percent of flights departed
tests in local races for the       ical watcher who started                                                                                 don’t usually come out for            on time.                     /
state Legislature, more            an online wiki to track            “I think they’ll still be struggling to get                           state-level     races    and
people coming to the polls         who’s running. “You’ll get         people’s attention drawn to their race and                            would have to figure out
means more variables on            a lot more people coming                                                                                 how to connect with                   Politics:
Election Day and more ex-          out to the polls, but they’re      their issues, particularly if the Democratic                          them.                                 Sens: Bush plan
citement.                          going to be coming out to          race is still up for grabs.”     Thomas Taylor                          “I think it’s going to be a
                                                                                                                                                                                  short-changes N.J.
   The race for state auditor      the polls for [the presiden-                                                                             benefit to challengers,” he
general sure isn’t going to        tial race.]”                       dates to get their message           According to Ray Mur-            said. “[But] it could come                            . New Jersey’s
do it.                                That focus on the na-           out, Taylor said, especially       phy, co-chair of the Liber-        the other way. You could              two Democratic U.S. senators
   “I think it’s a little bit of   tional race would likely get       if local TV airwaves are           ty City Democratic Club,           have new voters turning               say the federal budget
a double-edged sword,”             more attention and make            filled with ads for the pres-      local candidates would get         out and name recognition              President Bush is proposing
said Thomas Taylor, a polit-       it harder for local candi-         idential candidates.               a stream of voters that            helps incumbents.”                    would be bad for the state.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Though the proposed budg-
                                                                                                                                                                                  et is a record $3 trillion, Sena-
Nutter’s newly elected board                                                                             Pa. casino changes hands                                                 tors Frank Lautenberg and
                                                                                                                                                                                  Robert Menendez say it would
zeroes in on zoning solutions                                                                                         . A trustee will
                                                                                                         oversee a Pocono Moun-
                                                                                                                                                                                  cut programs and services in
                                                                                                                                                                                  New Jersey.
            .A proposal for a                                                                            tains casino as the Pennsyl-
                                                                                                                                             A new boss                              In an analysis, the lawmakers
new entertainment and mo-           More to come                                                         vania Gaming Control                The charges against Louis De-        say the budget would cost the
tion picture center on North                                                                             Board took steps yesterday          Naples, filed by state police,       Garden State 40 percent of an
Front Street was held for ad-       The board, which is responsi-                                        to deal with the slot-ma-           have brought criticism that          Amtrak subsidy, federal grants
ditional information yester-        ble for granting variances on                                        chine casino owner who              the gaming board is                  that help fire departments and
day before the city’s Zoning        proposed projects, will con-                                         was charged with lying to           inadequate to screen out ap-         port security dollars.
Board of Adjustment.                tinue the next set of hearings                                       the board to win a license          plicants, and should hand               Congress must approve the
   The board opted not to           today. It has quickly cut down                                       for the facility.                   over its investigative role to       budget before it is law.
rule on the proposal until          on the number of variances.                                             The board also decided           the state police or attorney
it receives more informa-                                                                                that Louis A. DeNaples,             general’s office, which have
tion on parking and other          to help improve the city’s                                            who opened the $412 mil-            better access to information
                                                                                                                                                                                  News in brief
details, according to board        development process.                                                  lion Mount Airy Casino Re-          from criminal investigations.                . Authorities yesterday
chair Susan Jaffe. The pro-          In other cases, the board                                           sort in October, will re-                                                identified the man found in a
posal was one of the most          approved Cirque du Soleil                                             main suspended from the            — revoking the license                Southwest Philadelphia alley
important heard by the             for a temporary parking                                               casino until the charges           that cost DeNaples $50 mil-           along South 66th Street early
new five-member board,             permit on South Broad              Mount Airy Casino Resort own-      are resolved. However, the         lion, which it has the pow-           Monday as Richard Lawrence,
appointed a few weeks ago          Street for its summer car-         er Louis DeNaples will remain      gaming board did not level         er to do if the panel feels           43, who lived a few blocks
by Mayor Michael Nutter            nival.                  /          suspended from the casino.         a far more serious penalty         misled by an applicant.               from the crime scene.
metro                                                                                                                                                                 Wednesday, February 6, 2008

04 philadelphia                                                                                                                                      No promises of a speedy budget passage in Pa.
                                                                        House Minority Leader Sam Smith, R-Jefferson, was noncommittal on the prospects for a repeat of last year’s budget stalemate.
                                                                          “It’s really going to depend on whether the administration is willing to back down from some of the spending and taxes.”

Cops castigated
for ‘buying’ sex
            . State police
                                  Clean energy revisited
engaged in “outrageous”
conduct when they paid
                                         . c
                                                                 Once again, Rendell goes to bat for alternative energy
an informant to have sex                                                                                                                                              Schools would
with employees of a spa                         . Archie Foll-
on four separate occasions        weiler helped drill more                                                                                                            see huge bump
as part of a prostitution in-     than 100 holes in the                                                                                                               in state funding
vestigation, a judge has          Kansas and Colorado land-
ruled.                            scapes for oil companies                                                                                                                           . Public schools
  State police                    during the 1980s.                                                                                                                   — a critical element in any
investigating the Shiatsu            When the Kutztown na-                                                                                                            state budget, and a particular
Spa in North Whitehall            tive returned to Pennsylva-                                                                                                         focus of Gov. Ed Rendell's —
Township paid the inform-         nia several years ago, he                                                                                                           would see basic education
ant $180 and gave him             used his past to jump-start                                                                                                         subsidies go
money to pay for sexual           his fight for clean energy.                                                                                                         up by nearly
acts in the spa in 2006.             “I grew up on a farm and                                                                                                         6 percent, or
  “We conclude that the           I want to see us move to                                                                                                            $291 million,
decision to send the citizen      cleaner energies while we                                                                                                           under
into Shiatsu Spa on four oc-      still can,” said Follweiler,                                                                                                        Rendell's
casions for a smorgasbord         co-founder of the Mid-At-      Wind power is one example of renewable energy proposed under Gov. Ed Rendell’s budget.               plan.
of sexual activity violates       lantic Renewable Energy                                                                                                                He called it
the principles of fund-           Association.                                                                                        The Republican-control-         the largest       Rendell
amental fairness,” Lehigh            Many others in Pennsyl-     Doomed again?                                                     led state Senate has fa-           one-year in-
County Judge Robert L.            vania have a similar goal,                                                                       vored spending about $250          crease in more than two
Steinberg wrote.                  including Gov. Ed Rendell      Many of Rendell’s budget ideas — including health care for all    million toward cleaner en-         decades.
                                  who yesterday reiterated       residents and funding of development projects and medical re-     ergy     consumption     —            Additional tens of millions
                                  using $850 million in state    search facilities — have been proposed before. None has made      nowhere near Rendell’s             of dollars are earmarked for a
News in brief                     funds for expansion of al-     it through the Legislature.                                       proposal.                          preschool initiative, the
        . Balky emergency         ternative energies like so-                                                                         “The Republican plan            purchase of laptop computers,
diesel generators have earned     lar and wind power in the      electricity. The average res-    phia-based Energy Justice        I’ve heard about only goes         special education and
South Jersey’s Salem Unit 1 nu-   $23.8 billion 2008 budget      idential electric consumer       Network Director Michael         to     conservation    and         reimbursements for charter
clear reactor closer oversight    proposed yesterday.            would pay about $6 more          Ewall said Pennsylvania          switching out dated appli-         schools.
from the U.S. Nuclear Regula-        Part of the energy plan,    annually, Rendell said.          would remain among the           ances,” Follweiler said. “It          Libraries, community
tory Commission. The agency       which has been rejected          Unlike Follweiler — who        worst states.                    only puts a Band Aid on            colleges, higher-education
lowered its evaluation rating     twice by legislators since     thinks Rendell’s expensive         But both seem unlikely         the problem. It doesn’t            grants and universities also
due to emergency diesel gen-      last summer, would be paid     plan does a lot toward           to get their wishes anytime      jump-start an industry like        would get larger state
erators failing to start.         for by increasing the tax on   cleaner energy — Philadel-       soon.                            solar or wind power.”              subsidies
Wednesday, February 6, 2008                                                                                                                                                                          metro
Bank teller gets holdup man to take off hood
Police said a 33-year-old homeless man attempting to rob a bank walked into Integrity Bank in York last week wearing a hood, but when the
teller behind the counter asked him to remove the hood, he did, giving security cameras a clear view of his face.
                                                                                                                                                                 philadelphia 05

 BUSINESS BEAT                                                                                                                           Questions? Comments? Contact Business Beat reporter
                                                                                                                                         Solomon D. Leach at

All about the right style
           . It was a year af-
                                                                                                                                                                              Just for kids
                                                                                                                                                                              Nation’s top franchises:

                                                                                                                                                                              1    Club Z! Tutoring: An in-
                                                                                                                                                                                   home tutoring business
                                                                                                                                                                              that covers all subjects and
                                                                                                                                                                              has low overhead costs.
ter Maria Lee-Driver moved        The details
here from Virginia when
she realized she could no         Business: Oria’s Hair Salon                                                                                                                 2   Growing Room: A child-
                                                                                                                                                                                  care business focused on

longer ignore her passion         for Kids                                                                                                                                    providing kids with a friendly
— doing hair. More specifi-       Phone: 215-848-6742                                                                                                                         and clean environment.
cally, doing kids’ hair.          Address: 4225 Ridge Ave.
  The 40-year-old
entrepreneur got her busi-
ness plan together at the
                                  Owner: Maria Lee-Driver
                                  Open since: January 2007
                                                                                                                                                                              3   Bounce U: A party-hos-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ting company with in-
                                                                                                                                                                              door, climate-controlled
Women’s Opportunity Re-           Service: Styling, braiding,                                                                                                                 stadiums full of giant infla-
                                                                                                                                                                              table structures, play equip-
source Center, found a lo-        haircuts
                                                                                                                                                                              ment and video games.
cation and opened a kids-
themed salon called Oria’s
Hair Salon for Kids last
year on Ridge Avenue. The
                                 didn’t work.

                                 Why are you so passionate
                                                                                                                                                                              4  Mathnasium: A business
                                                                                                                                                                                 offering specialized
                                                                                                                                                                              math tutoring for kids.
colorful shop hosts birth-       about working with kids?          Maria Lee-Driver owns Oria’s Hair Salon for Kids, where she not only cuts and styles kids’ hair, but                    Source:
day parties, braid-a-thons       The reason I want to deal         holds birthday and braiding parties as well.
and even pajama parties.         with kids and I felt that
  Lee-Driver spoke to            the concept was needed            What advice would you give
Metro about why she
enjoys dealing with young-
                                 was the simple fact if you
                                 teach a child to love them-
                                                                   to someone who wants to
                                                                   open their own salon?
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You said when you moved to       of ... self-destruction [are]     how to make money and I
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06 in the nation                                                                                                                                                                                 Chelsea’s ‘politicking’ chastised
                                                         Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton’s visit to New Haven, Conn., poll workers Tuesday prompted state election officials to caution that politicking within 75 feet
                                                          of polling sites is against state law. Reporters told state officials that Clinton brought poll workers coffee and talked with a firefighter at a New Haven precinct. AP

    In the Nation

Together, nation decides
  Who’s it gonna be?                                                             New York
                                                                               Winner: McCain
                                                                                                    Winner: Romney
                                                                                                                            In unprecedented ‘national primary,’
                                                                                51%                                         minds made up from coast-to-coast
                                                                                                                           “I literally just woke
                                                                                                                            U.S.A.                                                                               eral elections, which are
                                                                                      New Jersey
                                                                                     Winner: McCain
                                                                                                                    up,” said Mona Reese in
                                                                                                                    Phoenix, Ariz., apologizing
                                                                                                                                                                  SUPER                                          fought mostly in a few bat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tleground states.
              Winner: Romney
                                                   Winner: McCain
                                                      48%                               56%
                                                                                                                        for tousled hair and a                   TUESDAY                                            Voters found themselves
                                                                                                        Winner: McCain makeup-free face. “I’m                                                                    in lines all over the country
                   85%                                                    West Virginia
                                                                          Winner: Huck
                                                                                                            52% so sorry. It’s that impor-                   some of the most brutal                             thinking about the intri-
                                                                                                                        tant. To wake up at 5:45             cold of the winter, voters                          cate details of health care
                                                                            52%               Delaware
                                                                                            Winner: McCain          in the morning to get down               trudged through a foot of                           proposals, or the delicate
                                                                                               45%                  here and vote.”                          new snow in some places                             state of Iraq, or which Re-
                                                                                                                       The enthusiasm was not                to get to caucuses.                                 publican matched up best
             Arizona (off map)                                                                                      uncommon on a day like                     In lower Manhattan, vot-                          against which Democrat,
              Winner: McCain                                                                                        no other in American poli-               ers in the New York pri-                            or the other way around.
                 51%                                                                                                tics, a scramble of primar-              mary elbowed their way                                 In what amounted to a
                                                                                                                    ies and caucuses that went               past euphoric New York Gi-                          national primary — or
                                                    Winner: Huck                                                    coast-to-coast — and be-                 ants fans, through tons of                          maybe a national semifinal
                                                      51%                                                           yond, to the South Pacific               fluttering confetti, to get to                      — 24 states held primaries
                                                                           Alabama                                  island of American Samoa.                polling places close to the                         or caucuses, the Republi-
                                                                             Huck                                      This Tuesday was more                 Super Bowl victory parade.                          cans with 1,023 delegates
                                                                           41%                                      than Super. It was a day in                The geographic scale was                          at stake in 21 contests and
                                                                                                                    which more people than                   unprecedented for a pri-                            the Democrats with 1,681
                                                                                                                    ever before had a say in                 mary season — and, in a                             at stake in 22, plus Ameri-
                                                                                                                    who would be left standing               way, bigger than most gen-                          can Samoa.                 AP
                                                                                                                    to wage the long campaign

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES
                                                                              New York
                                                                           Winner: Clinton                          for the presidency.
                                                                                                                       And it produced democ-
                                                                               57%          Winner: Clinton
                                                                                                56%                 racy in some of its most
                                                                                                                    dramatic forms.
                                                             Winner: Obama                                             In Alaska, battered by
                                  North Dakota                   64%
                                  Winner: Obama
                                     61%                                        New Jersey
                                                                               Winner: Clinton
                                                                                                                            No quit in
                            Winner: Obama
                                 73%                                                    Delaware
                                                                                      Winner: Obama
                                                                                                            Winner: Obama
                                                                                                                  51%       Huckabee
                                                                       Illinois           53%                               WASHINGTON.   Republican
                                                                    Winner: Obama                                           presidential hopeful Mike        Gloria Trujillo votes in the the Su Nueva Laundromat in Chicago.
                                                                         65%                                                Huckabee said last night he
                                                                                                Winner: Clinton
                                                                                                                            would press on with his
                                                                                                                            White House candidacy,
                                                                                                                                                             For Dems, fight’s just begun
                                                                                                   59%                      emboldened by wins in the        WASHINGTON.     Hillary Rod-                        ing delegate counting. In
                                   Oklahoma                                                                                 South.                           ham Clinton captured                                early results, Hillary Rod-
                                 Winner: Clinton     Arkansas                                                                  “The one way you can’t        needed states last night                            ham Clinton won primaries
                                    55%            Winner: Clinton
                                                                                                                            win a race is to quit it, and    even as Barack Obama ate                            in Oklahoma, Arkansas,
                                                        72%                                                                 until somebody beats me,         into her traditional base of                        Tennessee, New Jersey, New
                                                                            Alabama             Georgia                     I’m going to answer the          support on a topsy-turvy                            York and Massachusetts.
                                                                          Winner: Obama      Winner: Obama
                                                                                                                            bell for every round of this     night where a ballot victory                        Barack Obama was the vic-
                                                                              58%                 62%                       fight,” the former               was not the only measure                            tor in Georgia, Delaware,
                                                                                                                            Arkansas governor said.          of success. The grand spec-                         Alabama and Illinois and
                                                                                                                               Huckabee won in West          tacle of Super Tuesday's nom-                       the North Dakota caucus.

                      OBAMA:                CLINTON:               McCAIN:            HUCKABEE:                   ROMNEY:
                      Alabama              New Jersey              New York             W. Va.                     Mass.    Virginia, Alabama and his        inating contests marked a                           Altogether, 22 states were
                                                                                                                            home state, and at press         turning point in the Demo-                          in play but neither candi-
                      56%                  54%                    51%                  52%                    51%           time, early returns showed
                                                                                                                            him leading in a few more
                                                                                                                                                             cratic presidential contest
                                                                                                                                                             from euphoric election
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 date was to emerge with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 enough delegates to secure
                                                                                                                            states.                     AP   night victories to painstak-                        the nomination.          AP
Results are based on called races and returns available at press time.

                                             Mardi Gras super-powered
                                                                                                                                                                                             ANN HEISENFELT/AP

News in brief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Qaida regrouping,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 intel chief asserts
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a guru
                                             in jubilant French Quarter                                                                                                                                          WASHINGTON. Al-Qaida, in-
to the Beatles who introduced                NEW ORLEANS.    Fat Tuesday             49, simply taped a sign to                                                                                                  creasingly tamped down in
the West to transcendental                   and Super Tuesday collided              her back showing Sen. Clin-                                                                                                 Iraq, is using Pakistan’s
meditation, died at his home in              on the streets of the French            ton dressed as George                                                                                                       tribal region to train for at-
the Dutch town of Vlodrop, a                 Quarter, where revelers                 Washington and reading,                                                                                                     tacks in Afghanistan,
spokesman said. He was                       added a distinctly political            “Monica Lewinsky’s X-                                                                                                       Africa and the U.S., the U.S.
thought to be 91 years old. AP               flavor to the city’s annual             Boyfriend’s Wife for Presi-                                                                                                 intel chief said. “Al-Qaida
                                             bash. Among the men in                  dent. 2 for 1 Sale.” Mardi                                                                                                  remains the pre-eminent
WASHINGTON. President Bush                   pink baby-doll pajamas or               Gras a.k.a. Fat Tuesday is the                                                                                              threat against the United
threatened a veto in the                     leather loincloths and the              end to the pre-Lenten Carni-                                                                                                States,” Mike McConnell
debate to update terrorist sur-              women flashing flesh for                val season. The celebration                                                                                                 told a Senate hearing. The
veillance laws, assailing Demo-              beads were some whose                   characterized by family                                                                                                     next attack on the U.S. will
cratic plans to deny protection              costumes had political                  friendly parades uptown                                                                                                     most likely be launched by
from suits for telecom firms                 themes. Louisiana voters                and in the suburbs — and                                                                                                    al-Qaida operating in those
that let the government spy on               don’t head to the polls till            by heavy drinking and lots                                                                                                  “under-governed regions”
U.S. residents. The threat came              Saturday, so many let their             of near-nudity in the French                                                                                                of Pakistan, Adm. Michael
in a letter to Senate leaders                costumes make political                 Quarter — ends 12 days of              Spectators soak in the scene — and their own fabulousness —                          Mullen planned to tell
from top federal officials. AP               statements. Kim Disselliss,             parades and parties.        AP         on a Bourbon Street balcony yesterday.                                               Congress today.            AP
Wednesday, February 6, 2008                                                                                                                                                             metro
From startup up to top dog
Founded in 1980 by Ted Turner, the Atlanta-based CNN — an initialism for “Cable News Network” — revolutionized television
with the concept of around-the-clock news. The Persian Gulf War in 1991 catapulted it past the “big three” TV networks.
                                                                                                                                                        special report 07

CNN’s race to be the best

                                                                                                                                                                     coverage is
With nearly half the
nation at polls, Metro                                                                                                                                               still where
goes behind the scenes as
Election Center goes live.                                                                                                                                           CNN earns
Wolf Blitzer likely didn’t                                                                                                                                           its lunch
sleep much last night.
   The same goes for Ander-                                                                                                                                          money.”
son Cooper, Lou Dobbs or
anyone else working on                                                                                                                                               bates as proof the strategy
CNN’s election coverage.                                                                                                                                             is working.
   With results from the                                                                                                                                                “People eat this stuff
California primary not ex-                                                                                                                                           up,” he says. “After we did
pected to be sorted out un-                                                                                                                                          our Congressional Black
til most East Coasters are                                                                                                                                           Caucus/CNN debate down
into their second cup of                                                                                                                                             in Myrtle Beach, I got on a
coffee today, the net-                                                                                                                                               bus with one of our corre-
work’s political team is                                                                                                                                             spondents and a couple of
forced to pack a week’s                                                                                                                                              our technical people, and
worth of punditry, wide-         Wolf Blitzer, left, on the set of “The Situation Room.” Right, the CNN control room during Super Tuesday coverage.                  we drove across country
angle shots and pie graphs                                                                                                                                           to California. We were in
into two days of coverage.       some people some sleep.           spills over into the rest of      ratings champ among ca-           coverage draws eyeballs.      truck stops, little towns,
   “We usually go live from      We’ve got to get these            the newsroom. There’s lit-        ble news networks. Perpet-          Even as it transitions      big towns, big cities and
6 a.m. to midnight. But on       guys down for an hour             tle space here that isn’t         ual third child MSNBC,            from 24-hour-a-day news       everybody was engaged.
an event like this, we’ll do     or two.”                          plastered with a star, an         meanwhile, touted double          into    personality-driven    There wasn’t one person
coverage up here [in New           It’s Super Tuesday, and         eagle or some other bit of        digit ratings increases in        programming,      political   who didn’t know what
York] until 1 a.m.,” says        Preston is standing out-          red, white and blue brand-        2007, but still trails the big    coverage is still where       was going on. ... So it just
CNN political editor Mark        side the set of Blitzer’s         ing.                              two. That leaves CNN in           CNN earns its lunch mon-      works well for us.”
Preston in the network’s         program, “The Situation             Despite slight declines in      the increasingly tight mid-       ey. Preston cites the            Meaning no matter
New York studios. “Then          Room,” which spills over          viewership last year, up-         dle of the pack.                  record-breaking number        who the nominees are,
we might kick it down to         into the network’s Elec-          start Fox News remains the          The     cable      network      of viewers the network        CNN hopes to be the ulti-
Atlanta. We’ve got to get        tion Center set, which            undisputed heavyweight            hopes that its political          drew for its televised de-    mate winner.
metro        Edited by Mark Bulliet,                                                                                                                                   Wednesday, February 6, 2008

08 business


                                 Dow takes a hit MySpace opens doors
                                            .   Wall Street                                        service-sector      activity,
                                                                                                                                             . News Corp.’s My-
                                                                                                                                   Space, the world’s most
                                                                                                                                                                                            users as it competes against
                                                                                                                                                                                            faster-growing Facebook.
                                 plunged yesterday, driving    Shrinkage                           which accounts for about        popular social-networking                                Programs will be created
Conrad                           the Dow Jones industrials                                         two-thirds of the economy,      Web site, opened its soft-                               and tested during the next
                                 down 370 points after in-     Lingering hopes that the            dropped below 50, a level       ware code to outside devel-                              month before MySpace
Debt of attitude at              vestors saw an unexpected     economy might avert a reces-        that indicates contraction.     opers yesterday, following                               users can access them, Ka-
                                 contraction in the service    sion withered after the U.S.        Economists had expected         rivals Facebook, Inc. and                                pur said. Users will be able
new Bush budget                  sector as evidence the        service sector — its banks,         another month of growth.        Bebo Inc. COO Amit Kapur                                 to embed new programs
              . Administration   economy is sinking into       contractors and stores —              The data was particularly     is giving programmers ac-                                on their profile pages. De-
officials defended President     recession. It was the Dow’s   shrank for the first time in five   worrisome      given     last   cess to member info such                                 velopers will retain all the
Bush’s $3.1 trillion budget      biggest percentage drop in    years. Much of the Wall Street      week’s Labor Department         as friend lists, and will let                            revenue generated from
plan from complaints by De-      almost a year.                talk was not about whether          report showing the U.S.         them build and test appli-                               ads, sponsorships and e-
mocrats that it adds almost        The volatility that pum-    there’d be a recession, but         economy lost jobs in Janu-      cations. Adding games and                                commerce on the applica-
$800 billion in debt and         meled stocks in January re-   about how bad it might be.          ary for the first time in       services may help MySpace                                tions’ profile pages.
doesn’t pay for the war in       turned with the news that                                         more than four years.           lure marketers and attract
Iraq. White House budget         the service sector shrank     into the coffin from in-              The Dow fell 370, or 2.9
chief Jim Nussle attacked        last month for the first      vestors’ minds that we’re           percent, to 12,265, after
lawmakers for not fully          time since March 2003.        in a recession,” said Todd          falling 108 points Monday.      News in brief
funding his long-pending         The Institute for Supply      Salamone of Schaeffer’s In-           Even if it’s near its low,              . eBay intends to                              criminations and “improve the
war request. “The debt has       Management report wiped       vestment Research.                  the market has a lot of         revamp its feedback system,                              overall customer experience,”
done nothing under this          out the nascent optimism        “When you see headline            ground to recover. The          banning negative ratings from                            eBay said. Sellers say it will
president’s watch but sky-       about the economy that        numbers like this, there            Dow is down more than 13        sellers about buyers, the BBC                            leave them vulnerable and un-
rocket,” charged Senate          had sent stocks surging       tends to be a reactionary           percent since its Oct. 9        reported on its Web site. The                            balance the process by allow-
Budget Chairman Kent             higher last week.             sell,” he added                     record of 14,164.53.            auctioneer wants to stop sell-                           ing only buyers to lodge com-
Conrad, D-N.D.                     “The report drives a nail     The ISM said its index of                                         ers and buyers from trading re-                          plaints, the BBC said.

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“Erin Fetherston expanded                                   “Tracy Reese’s juxtaposition of                                                                    culture 09
her signature look without                                  shiny and matte fabrics added
losing the playfulness.”                                    a glamorous feeling to fall.”
Julie Gilhart, Fashion Director, Barney’s                   Constance White, fashion director, eBay.

                                    2               3             4
                                                                                       A look at Fashion
                                                                                       Week in New York
                                                                                             Thakoon Easily one of       wearing Daddy-Os and cafe ta-                      Because fall does
                                                                                              the smartest collections   bles filled with celebs includ-           not always mean an all-
                                                                                              of the week, Thakoon       ing Russell Simmons, Joan Jett            black uniform, several
                                                                                       Panichgul found new and in-       and Tyra Banks. The clothes        designers have thankfully in-
                                                                                       teresting ways to play with       varied between the racy (ani-      corporated more color this
                                                                                       perception through his clever     mal print lurex leggings, the      season. Fluid silk and satin
                                                                                       graphic prints and precise con-   shortest leather hot pants) and    dresses in mauve, lavender
                                                                                       struction. The crossing diago-    demure (floral print chiffon       and gray, all cinched at the
                                                                                       nal lines on a recurring floral   dresses and silk crepe flounce     waist with a leather and wool
                                                                                       plaid georgette print gave the    blouses). The second part was      belt, summed up this collec-
                                                                                       illusion of quilted fabric. A     a slightly less thrilling retro-   tion. It all looked very grown-
                                                                                       fuchsia “breakaway” dress,        spective of some of Johnson’s      up, but not so much that the
                                                                                       meanwhile, created new di-        favorite pieces from the ’70s      brand’s core twentysomething
                                                                                       mensions with ombré painted       and ’80s.                          audience would feel alienated.
                                                                                       cut-out bits of wool sewn on                                                             – Kenya Hunt
                                                                                       top of a striped print.

                                                                                                       Breezy, bouncy,
                                                                                             dresses paired with over-
                                                                                       size wooly cardigans, jackets
                                                      “Diane von                       and coats dominated this col-
                                                                                       lection seemingly tailor made
                                                      Furstenberg’s                    for the city’s busy young work-
                                                                                       ing girls (the DKNY gang
                                                       layering was                    knows its audience). The bub-
                                                     wonderful and                     ble hemline, babydoll silhou-
                                                                                       ette and wide leg trousers
                                                    interesting. Peter                 return, only this time in lush
                                                                                       jewel tones and in office-
                                                    Som had a nice                     friendly fabrics such as tweed
                                                                                       and corduroy.
                                                                                             Betsey Johnson The
                                                   feminine play                             designer celebrated 30

                                      Diane von    going.”                                   years in the business in
                                                                                       two parts. The first was a
                                                   Constance White,                    sexed up version of a beatnik
                                                                                       jazz club complete with
                                                   fashion director, eBay              bongo-playing, striped-shirt
metro                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wednesday, February 6, 2008

10 opinion
                                                                                                  Gaza love that falafel                                                                                                Antiquated penalty

                                                                                                  The lost story in the free-trade free-for-all following the fall                                                         Liaoning Provincial Higher People’s Court in
                                                                                                  of a border wall between Gaza and Egypt — in which thou-                                                              China turned down an appeal from Wang Zhendong,
                                                                                                  sands of Palestinians poured into Egypt seeking fuel,                                                                 who was convicted of fraud and sentenced to
                                                                                                  smokes and car batteries — was what Egyptians craved from                                                             death. His offense: as head of Yingkou Donghua
                                                                                                  their neighbors: falafel. Palestinian chickpea-patty vendors                                                          Trading Group Co., he promised returns of 60 per-
                                                                                                  made mad money in Rafah, bucking the one-way-trade trend.                                                             cent for those who bought his ant-breeding kits.

  Voting                                                                                           Letters                                                                                           Today’s debate
                                                                                                  Vt. town a model                                                                                  What interests you more, Fat
  with                                                                                            WEST MILFORD, N.J. I loved
                                                                                                                                                   are making headway in the
                                                                                                                                                   halls of Congress, the politi-                   Tuesday or Super Tuesday?
                                                                                                  the article “Uproar as Vt.                       cians who are supposed to
  power                                                                                           town eyes ‘outlaw’ Bush”
                                                                                                  (Metro, Jan. 31).
                                                                                                                                                   represent us do not yet un-
                                                                                                                                                   derstand the depth and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Christa Chakejian
                                                                                                                                                                                                     35, account
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jocelyn Kennard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     47, maintenance
  Patricia A. Coulter                                                                               I think it is great that                       breadth of our disgust and                        executive                       South Philadelphia    38, investigator
                                                                                                  Brattleboro, Vt., is doing                       dismay with their derelic-                        Roxborough                      “It doesn’t matter    Northeast Philly

                                                                                                  something about the                              tion of duty.                                     “Probably Super                 anyway, because I     “Ha-ha, Fat Tues-
                                                                                                  crimes of Bush and Cheney.                          When we last faced a                           Tuesday ... because             don’t vote until      day.”
        or the first time, our country has the poten-                                               Since King George has                          King George who labored                           we’re in the                    [April].”
        tial to elect its first woman or first African-                                           overthrown our democra-                          to “subject us to a jurisdic-                     process of the
        American president.                                                                       cy, now it is up to commu-                       tion foreign to our Consti-                       presidential cam-
           But don’t be fooled. This is not a race                                                nities to take measures into                     tution” by “depriving us, in                      paign.”
        about race. Nor is it about gender. This elec-                                            their own hands.                                 many cases, of the benefits
tion is and should be about the issues.                                                             Brattleboro has done the                       of trial by jury: For
                                                                                                  right thing! All our commu-                      transporting us beyond
  As a nation, we are at one of our most critical                                                 nities should do the same.                       seas to be tried for pretend-
junctures. Our economy continues to struggle to                                                                         MARGARET WOOD              ed offenses,” we knew what
find its footing. Our education systems continue to                                                                                                conclusion to draw: “A
fail our most at-risk children each year. Health                                                  Bush ban patriotic                               prince whose character is
care stays beyond the reach of far too many                                                                                                        thus marked by every act
individuals and families.                                                                         SOUTH NEWFANE, VT.    Brattle-                   which may define a tyrant
  Beyond the personalities and rhetoric, it is every                                              boro, Vt., resident Kurt                         is unfit to be the ruler of a
                                                                                                  Daims has drafted a ballot                       free people.” These, of
voter’s responsibility to peel back behind the images                                             question petition calling                        course, are quotes from the
seen on television or sound bites heard on radio.                                                 for the town to indict                           Declaration of
Where does the candidate of your choice stand on                                                  George W. Bush and Dick                          Independence. Those who
having a strong military? Or funding for public ed-                                               Cheney for crimes against                        signed it were branded as
                            ucation? Or immigration?                                              the Constitution, and mak-                       radicals and, in fact, made
                              We live in an age where                                             ing it the law that if either                    outlaws by virtue of their
“You have                   any information we need on
                                                                                                  man comes to town, he                            signatures. Mr. Daims and
                                                                                                  would be liable to arrest.                       others who drafted the
the chance to               any topic is simply a mouse                                             The argument will be                           Brattleboro Indictment are                        Compete with Metro!
                            click away. Every candidate                                           made that such “extreme”                         acting in the same spirit.
make history.”              maintains a Web site. Even                                            rhetorical proclamations                                                      DAN DEWALT
                            critics of the candidates                                             only serve to divide us fur-
maintain Web sites. Issue papers are available on-                                                ther from each other, mar-                       Parents must act
                                                                                                  ginalizing the demand for                                                                                                                                 “...not one
line and on paper. You can’t turn to a news                                                                                                                                                                                                               to brag, but...”
                                                                                                  accountability, rather than                      NORTH PHILADELPHIA. How
channel and not see a debate by the candidates                                                    promoting it. To date, the                       can you ask readers if they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Howard Duffy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Brooklyn, N.Y.
and an analysis on their performance.                                                             most persuasive and                              believe the mayor can im-
  The point is that we spend more time research-                                                  productive arguments for                         prove the public school
ing the type of flat-screen TV we want to buy than                                                impeachment have been                            dropout rate? That is the
educating ourselves on the type of president we                                                   based upon the                                   role of parents. If the
want to elect.                                                                                    Constitution, which is suf-                      parent has no regard for ed-

                                                                                                  fering most egregiously un-                      ucation, neither will the
                                                                                                  der this administration and                      child. The mayor cannot
           his election is historic.                                                              Congress, and which                              make children stay in
             However, it’s not historic only because                                              expressly prescribes the                         school. Some children need
           of the race or gender of the candidates.
           This election is historic because you make
                                                                                                  remedy to be taken should
                                                                                                  these circumstances arise.
                                                                                                                                                   a new set of parents that
                                                                                                                                                   will motivate, talk and nur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    E-mail us!
           history any time you cast a vote in any                                                And while these arguments                        ture them. MONIQUE GORDON                        Think you can caption a
election. Whether it’s for president or your local                                                                                                                                                  photo with more wit, style
dog catcher, your vote truly is your voice and the                                                How to contact us:                                                                                and sophistication than
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Metro? E-mail your
more informed you are, the more powerful your                                                     E-mail your letters to Keep them as brief as                                    suggested captions for the
vote will be. Remember, you get the leadership                                                    possible, preferably under 100 words. Metro reserves the right to                                 photo on the right to
you deserve when you don’t invest your time mak-                                                  edit all letters. Please include your name and contact information.                                             Write a caption to this image!
ing sure your vote is cast for someone who repre-
sents the issues most important to you.                                                            The Metro cartoon Get Fuzzy                                                                                                                      by Darby Conley
   If you live in Pennsylvania, your primary
election will be held on April 22, but you must be
registered to vote at least 30 days before the
election in order to participate.
   Find out about the candidates. Research where
they stand. The time is now. You have the chance
to make history. Make sure the history you make
is a future you can be proud of.
Patricia A. Coulter is the president and chief executive offi-
cer of the Urban League of Philadelphia. Her column
appears on the first Wednesday of each month in Metro. For
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                                                                                                                                                              35° games 11
Crossword                                                                                               Horoscope                           Sudoku
                                                                                                              Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 19.
                                                                                                        Timing is always of importance.
                                                                                                            Pisces Feb. 20-March 20.
                                                                                                        Beginning immediately, start
                                                                                                        looking ahead and life will be
                                                                                                        alot easier.
                                                                                                            Aries March 21-April 19.
                                                                                                        It’s important how you conduct
                                                                                                        yourself in front of others.
                                                                                                            Taurus April 20-May 20.
                                                                                                        Take into consideration the
                                                                                                        feelings of others.
                                                                                                            Gemini May 21-June 20.
                                                                                                        Devote your time and efforts to
                                                                                                        the types of dealings, trading
                                                                             30. Fashion accessory
                                                                             31. Stock ending
                                                                                                        or negotiations you enjoy doing.
                                                                             32. Clear, as profit           Cancer June 21-July 22.
                                                                             33. Mongol dwelling        Your style and finesse will win
                                                                             34. Old crone              you cooperation and success.
                                                                             35. Freud, to himself
                                                                             36. Pixel
                                                                                                            Leo July 23-Aug. 22.
                                                                             38. Beat-up                make others feel important
                                                                             39. Band instrument        and will win you extra points.
                                                                             41. Shrill bark                Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22.
                                                                             42. 1920s style (2 wds.)
                                                                             43. Excursions
                                                                                                        You will learn the nice things
Across                    38. Yield slightly        Down                     44. Four quarters          associates and friends are say-
1. Adds fat to            39. Kind of salad         1. Margarita             45. Hat features           ing about you.
6. Horrible food          40. Understand            ingredients              46. Nest on a crag
10. No problem            41. Football gain         2. Really go for
                                                                                                            Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 23.
                                                                             47. Meager
14. _ savant              42. Zero                  3. Sell down the_        48. Downright
                                                                                                        Handle financial involvements       How to play:
15. Pedro’s house         43. Wharf                 4. Forest mom            49. Rippled fabric         with careful consideration.         Fill in the grid so
16. Guthrie of folk mu-   44. Poet’s eye            5. Tries too hard        50. “Rocket Man” _             Scorpio Oct. 24-Nov. 22.        that every row,
sic                       45. Igneous rock          6. Free play             John
17. Man with a van        48. Wild                  7. Fox’s abode
                                                                                                        Mother Nature’s emphasis is         every column and
                                                                             51. Regards as
18. Type of complexion    52. Bounced back          8. Scandinavian city     53. Habitual
                                                                                                        on your leadership qualities at     every 3x3 box
19. Durable wood          55. Bravo, in Barcelona   9. Mall convenience (2   54. Vibes                  this time.                          contains the digits
20. Previous              56. Where Tabriz is       wds.)                    59. Flee hastily               Sagittarius Nov. 23-Dec. 21.    1-9. There is no
21. Well-chosen           57. Chase away            10. Out to lunch
24. Fawning               58. Privileged few        11. Locales
                                                                                                        Your eye for elegance is            math involved. You
26. Gretel’s brother      60. Iced-tea garnish      12. Gray rock                                       focused right now.                  solve the puzzle
27. Some                  61. Be, to Henri          13. Bumpkin                                             Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19.      with reasoning
28. Revealing swimsuit    62. Ricochet              22. Operate a ferry                                 Success in all endeavors is indi-   and logic.
30. Longs for             63. Cliques               23. Chimed
33. Not mature            64. Precious              25. Large tubs
                                                                                                        cated when you know others
34. Cached                65. Good or bad signs     28. Winter quaff                                    are affected.
37. Unlucky time                                    29. Greets warmly                                               BERNICE BEDE OSOL                             Solution for Tuesday’s sudoku.
metro        Edited by Nadia Croes,                                                                                                                        Wednesday, February 6, 2008

12 lifestyle                     Congress orders air-safety analysis
                                 WASHINGTON, D.C. The public may yet learn what thousands of pilots told NASA about
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                                                                                                                                                  BOOK. For those who’ve been to Italy and seen all the
                                 air safety. Congress moved Monday to analyze data from a project that the space agency                           major sights, “Travel + Leisure’s Unexpected Italy” (DK
                                 cast aside and then withheld results in fear they could alarm the public and hurt airline                        Publishing, $25) is the book for you. It guides you
                                 profits. One goal will be to see how rates of events reported by the pilots compare to in-                       through hidden artistic creations, little-known towns
                                 formation collected in other ways by the Federal Aviation Administration. AP                                     and unspoiled destinations. METRO/NC


Phuket for kids
                                                                                                                                                                                  Go on a boat trip
                                                                                                                                                                                    A day tour to see the
                                                                                                                                                                                  James Bond island — it
                                                                                                                                                                                 was featured as the vil-
                                                                                                                                                                                 lain’s basecamp in “The
                                                                                                                                                                                 Man with the Golden
There are plenty of activities to keep                                                                                                                                           Gun” — is a classic, but if
                                                                                                                                                                                you want to experience
the little ones entertained in Thailand                                                                                                                                         something more original,
                                                                                                                                                                               travel to Ko Panyi at dusk.
                                   dren and                                                                                                                                    This fishing village built
JOHAN ÖBERG                        parents. At ele-                                                                                                                            on poles above the sea is
Metro Sweden
                                   gant hotels, in-                                                                                                                            chock full of tourists by
                                   cluding                                                                                                                                     day, but you're almost cer-
PHUKET, THAILAND. For that         Sunwing Resort                                                                                                                              tain to be the only tourist
always desirable combina-          & Spa Bangtao                                                                                                                               at night.
tion of winter sun and             Beach and Blue
happy kids, try the Thai is-       Village Merlin                                                                                                                              Save the monkeys
land of Phuket. The tropi-         Beach Resort,                                                                                                                               Visit the monkeys at Gib-
cal island has a lot to offer      you can unwind                                                                                                                              bon Rehabilitation Project
both children and parents          while your kids                                                               At the Siam Safari camp,                                      (
over and above the sun             are being enter-                                                              kids can watch the making                                     This is not a zoo but a
and warm Andaman sea.              tained.                                                                       of real Thai curry and enjoy organized. During a day          haven where monkeys
Here’s our guide to a holi-                                                                                      elephant rides.              tour, you travel by jeep to      who have been kept in
day in Phuket that’s fun           Take them                                                                                                the mountains, watch               captivity are taught to
for everyone.                      to a show                                                                                                monkeys pick coconuts,             adapt to a normal
                                   Kids will love the                                                             proximately $30 per       ride an ox cart, watch an          monkey life before being
Stay at a family resort            elaborately                                                                    person.                   elephant show, taste curry         let back into the wild.
Family-focused accommo-            adorned elephants,                  every night.                                                         and ride an elephant in            Learn about the animals,
dations can be luxurious           trained chickens and ox-              After a snack at the over-         Ride an elephant                the forest. Entry costs $60        donate money and realize
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        Strike may end in time for Oscars An agreement to end the three-month-old Hollywood writers strike could be ready in time to
        avoid disrupting the Oscars, but studios and the union are still haggling over the precise language, two people familiar with the
        talks said. One of the people, both whom requested anonymity, has said a formal deal is possible by the end of this week.
                                                                                                                                                             entertainment 13
                                                                                                                                                                 Road to the White House
                                                                                                                                                                 Less than a week after being sworn in as

                                                                                                                                                                 a U.S. citizen, CBS “Late Late Show” host
                                                                                                                                                                 Craig Ferguson revealed yesterday that
                                                                                                                                                                 he’s been booked as the entertainer at
                                                                                                                                                                 the annual White House correspond-
                                                                                                                                                                 ents’ dinner in Washington. The dinner
                                                                                                                                                                         is scheduled for April 26.

Bloody good hype                                                                                                                            Crime of fashion
                                                                                                      band’s massive hype,
                                                                                                      Vampire Weekend’s clos-
                                                                                                      est musical ancestors have
                                                                                                      to be the Kinks. It’s not so                 . Thanks to restrain-

Why Vampire
                                                                                                             much on the
                                                                                                             surface as beneath
                                                                                                             it, where wry social
                                                                                                                                            ing orders and one padded
                                                                                                                                            cell, currently all is (relat-
                                                                                                                                            ively) calm in Britneyland.
Weekend is taking                                                                                            commentary                     The same can’t be said for         Daniel Holloway
                                                                                                             mingles with well-             Kim Kardashian, who is be-
over your iPod                                                                                               read wordplay. Add             ing sued by the mother of 
                                                                                                             to that a clean-cut            singer Brandy. As if the pop
                                                                                                             sound with plenty              star’s clan hasn’t done           but the following rant has                                                                                         of hooks, and it               enough to ruin Kim’s rep-         nothing to do with our
                                                                                                             looks like Ray                 utation — brother Ray Jay         genuine bafflement and
Graduating recently from                                                                                     Davies and compa-              starred alongside her in a        complete disgust (and
blog buzz to concrete                                                                                        ny finally have                sex tape — Mama Nor-                  maybe a little jealousy)
hype, Vampire Weekend                                                                                        some worthy heirs.             wood claims Kim,                          of Justin Timberlake
more than qualify as over-                                                                                                                  who worked as                                shacking up with
night sensations. Hot on                                                                                      2. Afro-pop is huge           Brandy’s stylist in                           Jessica “The
the heels on their eagerly                                                                                    these days. Seriously,        2004, used the                                 Booty” Biel. OK,
anticipated album, the                                                                                        indie bands are em-           R&B singer’s                                   maybe it does.
band’s in Philly for a sold-                                                                                  bracing Paul Simon            credit card to buy                             But really, what
out, all-ages show. Given                                                                                     the way they did              $120,636 worth of                             the hell is the
all the fuss, we’ve decided                                               Vampire Weekend                     David Byrne a few             crap for herself and                        former “7th Heav-
to dissect the band’s                                                                                         years back.                   her siblings. Credit           Biel      en” star doing on
sweeping appeal.                 light of grammar geeks             the house band at                                                       card theft, sure, we buy              (what we thought was)
                                 and “Walcott” disses               Rushmore Academy.                 1. It’s a pretty cool band            that. But the real crime is       the prestigious cover of
5. They’ve got that Ivy League   Wellesley women. One                                                 name. C’mon. Admit it.                allowing Kardashian, pur-         Vanity Fair’s Hollywood is-
pedigree. The New York           song’s called “Campus,”            4. They’re cute. Duh.                                                   veyor of Juicy-Couture-           sue alongside Golden
quartet met while                and “M79” cites far-flung                                            Vampire Weekend                       style-velour-sweatsuits, to       Globe winner Emily Blunt
studying at Columbia Uni-        geography and unfolds like         3. They write songs like the      Tomorrow, 8 p.m.                      be your stylist.                  and Oscar nominee Amy
versity and maintain a love      the playfully classy score of      Kinks used to. Though some        First Unitarian Church                                                  Adams?
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they swear here and there.       meaning Vampire                    Afro-pop thing and others         Sold out, 267-765-5210                What’s the Biel?                          — Today’s word was
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14entertainment                                     Feist wins Shortlist Music Prize Feist continues to win recognition from her peers, collecting four Grammy nominations — and now,
                                                    winning the Shortlist Music Prize for her album “The Reminder.” The Shortlist, in its seventh year, pays tribute to artists who haven’t hit
                                                    the mainstream yet. Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol and Ronnie Vannucci of the Killers were among this year’s panel of judges. AP

                                                                                                                           Lufti accused
TV tonight

‘American Idol’                    ‘America’s Next
                                                                      Spicing up the menu                                  of drugging
                                   Top Model:                         Sidecar’s Cajun fare puts new twist on old favorites
                                                                                                                           client Spears
REALITY. Shhhh, it’s OK. After

tonight these scary, awful audi-   Favorite                                                                                                                                                     NEWS. A restraining order
tion rounds will all be over and
we can move on to Hollywood,
where men don’t dress like
                                   REALITY. Relive Tyra Banks’ fa-
                                                                              he Bite enjoys Ca-
                                                                              jun tastes in G-Ho
                                                                              this week and
                                                                                                          TheBite                             er in the current kitchen.
                                                                                                                                              We hope the spuds will re-
                                                                                                                                              turn with the new
                                                                                                                                                                                                against the man who’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                been at Britney Spears’
                                                                                                                                                                                                side during her downward
Princess Leia and try to           vorite moments from the past               looks forward to a                                              kitchen, but will make                            spiral alleges that he
serenade us. At least not on TV.   nine seasons of the Tyra Banks-            favorite returning
                                                                                                           Arthur                             our way back regardless                           drugged her, took over her
                     8 p.m., FOX   created/produced/hosted            to the menu in South                 Etchells                           for the wild boar burrito.                        finances and
                                   modeling competition featur-       Philadelphia.                                                              Finn McCool’s (118 S. 12th                     controlled
                                   ing plenty of sexy Tyra Banks        The Sidecar Bar & Grille                                              St., 215-923-3090) was                            the ravenous
                                   shots and invaluable words of      (2201 Christian St., 215-732-                 always a strange spot on a                        paparazzi
                                   wisdom from sage former su-        3429, www.thesidecar                                                    strange corner. And now,                          “like a gener-
                                   permodel Tyra Banks.      at 22nd and Chris-         fresh draft from their rotat-       as the corner has                                 al.”
                                                   8 p.m., The CW     tian has been a popular             ing list, or keep the Cajun         improved with the likes of                           The order
                                                                      watering hole and place to          vibe going with one of the          the Tbar, the eminent                             against Sam
                                   ‘African-                          eat for G-Ho locals. Recent-        five beers Sidecar has from         opening of Blue & Green                           Lutfi was        Spears
                                                                      ly, improvements to the             Abita, a brewery situated           and reports that                                  based on a
                                   American Lives’                    Cajun-influenced menu               just north of Lake Pont-            Carmine’s Creole Café’s                           lengthy declaration from
                                   DOCUMENTARY. Harvard pro-          make it a worthwhile trip           chartrain.                          John Mims will be                                 Spears’ mother, Lynne,
                                   fessor Henry Louis Gates Jr.       for anyone hankering for a             In other gastropub               opening a restaurant                              who says Spears met the
                                   helps African-American             taste of Louisiana and a            news, the South                     down the block, Finn Mc-                          33-year-old in October
                                   celebrities including Chris        fine beer.                          Philadelphia Taproom (1509          Cool’s has gone under the                         2007 and he “essentially
                                   Rock, Don Cheadle and Maya            The new menu                     Mifflin St., 215-271-SPTR,          knife as well. The whole                          moved into Britney’s
                                   Angelou explore their heritage     combines bar standards              www.southphiladelphia tap-          space has been gutted and                         home and has purported
                                   in this affecting documentary.     like wings and quesadillas is days away              redone with bare brick                            to take control of her life,
                                                        9 p.m., PBS   with a Cajun flair. The             from doubling in size.              walls and a new bar on                            home and finances.”
                                                                      standard burger gets a              They’ve knocked out a               the opposite wall. If                                The documents released
                                   ‘UFO Hunters’                      New Orleans taste with a            wall and are just about set         you’ve ever been by                               by the court ordered Lutfi
                                                                      slice of Cajun Tasso ham,           with a new dining room              before, you owe it to your-                       to stay away from Spears.
                                   DOCUMENTARY. Is it just us or      and even clichéd calamari           and kitchen. Hopefully              self to check out the new                         In a section of the order
                                   does it seem like more super-      gets spiced up with perfect         this will mean the return           incarnation.                                      detailing previous harass-
                                   natural nut debunkers are          breading and a Creole               of the sinfully delicious                                                             ment, Lynne Spears says
                                   finding their way onto televi-     smoked tomato sauce that            Newbold spuds (fried-to-                                                              Lutfi “drugged Britney, he
                                   sion these days?                   still has us buzzing. Also          order potato chips served           Arthur Etchells is a local                        has cut Britney's home
                                                  Series premiere     worth coming in for is the          with a spicy mayo, which            food blogger. Read more at                        phone lines and removed
          Tyra Banks                     10 p.m., History Channel     Cajun sausage, Po Boy               are inexcusably off the                                     her cell phone chargers.
                                                                      Toasties and Carolina BBQ           menu). There’s some story           Metro does not endorse the opinions of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                He yells at her. He claims
                                                       METRO/AR       pork. Wash it down with a           about only having one fry-          author, or any opinions expressed on its pages.   to control everything.” AP
Wednesday, February 6, 2008                                                                                                                                          Edited by Adam Levitan,                       metro
Poker on the radio? Believe it                                                                                                  Griffin wins Borgata open                                                           leisure 15
          . Just when you thought the poker boom was dead, something                                                                   . Gavin Griffin, left, won more than just a mere $1.4 mil-
like this pops up. Harrah’s has announced the launch of World Series of                                                         lion when he captured the World Poker Tour’s Winter Poker
Poker Radio, a weekly show that will be hosted by Nick Geber. The                                                               Open at Borgata last week. He also became the first player to
show, which airs on Mondays from 8-10 p.m., can be heard on over 200                                                            win a WPT event, a World Series of Poker event and a European
stations via the Sports Byline Radio Network.                                                                                   Poker tour event.


  Fixed limit
  no limit
                                                                                             A.C.’s food frenzy
                                                                                             Out with buffets, in with fine dining is the latest plan to lure visitors
  Daniel Negreanu
                                                                                                            . Competition
  Playing winning poker

                                                                                             from Pennsylvania slot
            ntil the start of the current poker boom                                         parlors left Atlantic City
                                                                                             with a decline in revenue
            that dates back to 2003, you couldn’t find
                                                                                             for the first time in history.
            a No Limit Texas Hold’em cash game if                                            The new plan for fighting
            you tried. Limit Hold’em ruled. But that                                         back: a food fight.
            all changed once no limit tournaments                                               With promises of new
started to air on television.                                                                billion dollar develop-
  Back before the boom started, poker professionals                                          ments and glitz, Atlantic
played limit games to pay the bills. Like these pro                                          City hopes to build its food
players, you can become a better overall player by in-                                       pedigree to lure visitors
                                                                                             who aren’t solely attracted
vesting the time and effort to learn both disciplines
                                                                                             by gambling.
of the game.                                                                                    Las Vegas has demon-
  So, if you’re trying to make a living playing                                              strated that fine food will
Hold’em, which is the better game to play, limit or                                          entice visitors to a gam-
no limit? Here are some factors to consider.                                                 bling mecca, and Atlantic
                                                                                             City hopes to follow the
                                                                                             same model.
  Inexperienced players generally flock toward the                                              “It’s a huge part of the
                                                                                             experience,” said Kevin
no ;imit tables because it’s clearly the most popular                                        DeSanctis, CEO of Revel
form of the game. Having said that, where the fish                                           Entertainment         Group,
go, so go the sharks! As a result, you’ll often find that                                    which last month unveiled
limit games are even softer because the pros are con-                                        plans for a $2 billion twin-
centrating on the no limit games, baiting their hooks                                        tower casino to open in
and reeling in their catch.                                                                  2010. “After gambling,
                                                                                             food is the No. 1 reason
                                                                                             people would come to our
  Contrary to popular belief, Limit Hold’em is the                                              If Atlantic City wants to
more aggressive form of the game. It’s characterized                                         elevate its dining choices,
by constant raising and re-raising before the flop. On                                       it must continue bringing
the other hand, No Limit Hold’em is played more                                              better restaurants as Las
carefully since any hand could cost you your entire                                          Vegas did, said Bobby Flay,
stack.                                                                                       a popular Food Network
                                                                                             celebrity chef with restau-      Bobby Flay, who opened a steakhouse at the Borgata, is one of a few celebrity chefs in Atlantic City.
                                                                                             rants in New York, Las Ve-       More could be on their way with the opening of new casinos and additions.
                                                                                             gas and since last year, At-
 Limit Hold’em is the game for you if you bore easily                                        lantic City.                                                                                                     Harrah’s Atlantic City are
and crave fast action. Conversely, in no limit, the                                             “I think that there’s         “After gambling, food is the No. 1 reason                                       building second hotel tow-
game will often slow to a halt when someone is faced                                         definitely a trend in bet-       people would come to out place.”                                                ers and MGM Mirage, Revel
with a big decision. That’s uncommon in limit games                                          ter     food,”    he     said.   Kevin DeSanctis, Revel CEO                                                      Entertainment Group and
because all-in bets are rare.                                                                “What’s really interesting                                                                                       Pinnacle have announced
                                                                                             is that Vegas has taken a        ing.”                                  $9 billion in new casino-                plans for new, luxurious
Daniel Negreanu is one of the most successful professional                                   lot of their gambling dol-         Despite financial chal-              hotel projects over the                  developments.
poker players in the world. His column runs every Wednesday.                                 lars and shifted them to         lenges in Atlantic City, de-           next five years. The Borga-
Metro does not endorse the opinions of the author, or any opinions expressed on its pages.   entertainment and din-           velopers have committed                ta, Trump Taj Mahal and                                       Associated Press

Gambling 101                                                                                                                                           A Metro reader vs. a journalist vs. a pro
                                                                                                                                          FINAL RECORD                 What was the key to your                  What did you learn from
The logic behind                                                                             Al Campman
                                                                                             is a professional
                                                                                                                                     Overall in NFL: 28-37-2
                                                                                                                                     Overall in NCAA: 23-24-1
                                                                                                                                                                           winning picks?                             your losses?

blackjack counting                                                                           handicapper for
                                                                                                                                     Overall in Best Bets: 14-22-1
                                                                                                                                     Total Record: 51-61-3
                                                                                                                                                                     In football, coaching and defense is
                                                                                                                                                                     the key. Many times, this will lead to
                                                                                                                                                                                                              There is a fine line between winning
                                                                                                                                                                                                              and losing. The most important
                                                                                                                                                                     taking the underdog.                     thing is to stay disciplined with your
         Why does counting cards in blackjack center around

                                                                                                                                                                                                              money management.
         the 10’s? It seems to me it would help to know how
         many are left of each and every card, not just the ones                                                                          FINAL RECORD                 What was the key to your                  What did you learn from
worth 10. Jake M.                                                                            Adam Levitan                            Overall in NFL: 31-35-1               winning picks?                             your losses?
                                                                                             is the gaming editor                    Overall in NCAA: 30-18
        In a deck of 52 cards, there are 36 non-10 value                                     and assistant sports

                                                                                                                                     Overall in Best Bets: 20-17     Pouring over the lines until I found     There is no rhyme or reason to the
        cards and 16 cards worth 10. That comes out to                                       editor of                               Total Record: 61-53-1           ones that were inflated by the           NFL. Anyone who thinks they have
        2.25 to one, which slightly favors the house.                                        Metro Philadelphia                                                      public. It’s just more fun to bet on     an NFL betting trend that works also
When the percentage drops below that 2.25 threshold, it                                                                                                              bad teams.                               needs mental help.
favors the player, who would then increase his or her
bet. Conversely, when the deck favors the house, the                                                                                      FINAL RECORD                 What was the key to your                  What did you learn from
player would wager less. The player’s advantage is at its                                    Brian Youngerman                        Overall in NFL: 17-11                 winning picks?                             your losses?
peak when he or she is most likely to get blackjack.                                         is a Metro reader and                   Overall in NCAA: 6-3
                                                                                             fan of the month for                    Overall in Best Bets: 6-5       Allow for the fact that teams can        The injury report can rarely be
Mark Pilarski worked at casinos for 18 years, as everything from                             January                                 Total record: 23-14             have totally different performances      trusted. I’m glad I didn’t put real
a dealer to a pit boss. He is now a gaming columnist.                                                                                Overall fans: 66-46-3           from one week to the next. Also,         money on these losers.
Send questions to                                                                                                                          never listen to television analysts.
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18 sports                       A trip down memory lane Sixers could honor Spectrum again
                                The Sixers are exploring the possibility of moving their March 22 game
                                against New Jersey to their former home, the Wachovia Spectrum.
                                                                                                                                                Never too early to look to next year Birds are long shots
                                                                                                                     The odds to win the 2009 Super Bowl are already out. New England is the favorite at 3-1,
                                                                                                                          followed by San Diego, Indianapolis and Dallas. The Eagles came in at 30-1.

                                                                                                         Report: Heat in serious Shaq trade talks

                                                                                                               The Miami Heat have told Shaquille O’Neal’s representation that he should be prepared
                                                                                                                   for the possibility of a trade, according to the Miami Herald. Reportedly, the Heat are
                                                                                                                      in talks with the Suns through which Miami would give up O’Neal for Shawn
                                                                                                                       Marion and Marcus Banks. O’Neal has been made aware that serious talks are
                                                                                                                       ongoing, but that a deal is not definite. Dallas was also mentioned as a possible

Huge Rally

                                   Nine is no problem at all
                                   Downie’s late goal gives Flyers ninth straight win over Thrashers
                                   Flyers 3, Thrashers 2             though Martin Biron had a
                                                                     five-game winning streak,
                                       . Antero Niittymaki           including a shutout of Ana-
                                   and the Flyers own the            heim in his last start on
                                   Thrashers, especially in At-      Saturday night.
The Sixers used a 17-0 fourth      lanta.                               A 2-2 tie after the second
quarter run to get the win.          Niittyma-     Tonight           period lasted through the
                                   ki stopped Flyers vs.             first 15 minutes of the
Sixers 101, Wizards 96             23 shots to                       third period. Scott Hartnell
                                   stay perfect      Capitals        passed to Downie from be-
     .   Andre     Iguodala        in eight de- 7 p.m., CSN          hind the net, and Downie
scored 20 points and the           cisions                           scored on a slap shot from
Sixers stunned the Wiz-            against Atlanta and Steve         about 25 feet for the go-
ards with a 17-0 run late in       Downie scored with 4:29           ahead goal.
the fourth quarter that lift-      left in the third period to          Downie’s goal was the
ed the 76ers to a 101-96           give the Flyers a 3-2 victory     only one of the night for
win last night.                    last night.                       the Flyers that did not
   The Sixers trailed by 12          Philadelphia has won            come on a power play.
early in the fourth and            nine straight against the            Michael Knuble and
showed few signs of taking         Thrashers.                        Mike Richards also scored
off on such spurt. Then the          The Flyers are 13-2-1 all-      for Philadelphia.
Wizards      got     sloppy,       time at Atlanta and overall          The Flyers boast the
missed nearly every shot           have won 24 of 30 games           league’s second-best power
and the scrappy Sixers cap-        in the series, including          play, while the Thrashers
italized with one of their         three games this season.          are No. 27 on the penalty
more impressive come-                Niittymaki has allowed          kill. As the Thrashers’ mi-
back victories of the sea-         only 13 goals while going         nors began to stack up,
son. Rodney Carney had a           8-0 against the Thrashers.        those stats become more             Flyers golie Antero Niittymaki goes to the ice as he blocks a shot from Thrashers’ Steve McCarthy.
season high 16 points.             He earned the start even          important.                          The Flyers moved into first place in the Atlantic Division with the win.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008                                                                                                                                                                                 metro
Spagnuolo is a wanted man After Super Bowl parade, takes private jet to Snyder’s house
Former Eagles and current Giants assistant Steve Spagnuolo and team owner Dan Snyder spoke by phone for 90 minutes Monday night about the Redskins
coaching vacancy. Then, after yesterday’s ticker-tape parade through Manhattan, Spagnuolo was flown to Washington so the two could talk face-to-face.
                                                                                                                                                                                             sports 19

Super Bowl parties a dud
                                                                  Playing the Field
         y a fairly wide         able A-listers (even if one
         margin, the most        is crazy and the other an
         famous celebrity        egomaniac). Tempe got
         to make the             Chris Mintz-Plasse. Who?
         rounds on the Su-       You may know him as                Jason Raj McIntyre
per Bowl party circuit last      McLovin, the nerdy one-  
week was Alyssa Milano.          named geek in SuperBad.
Disappointing, huh?              Athletes gravitated toward
  A-lister Kate Hudson?          him as if he were a Victo-       buzz that Bengals receiver        Biggs).
Just showed up for the           ria’s Secret model. Players      Chad Johnson spent so
game. Gisele? Parachuted         wanted to hang with him.         much time with Rudy
in Saturday night and did-                                        Huxtable from the Cosby           The athletes themselves?
n’t go out.                                        ?              Show (real name: Keshia           It was reported that
                                 Unlikely celebrities breed       Knight Pulliam), at so            Arizona’s Matt Leinart was
                                 unlikely couples: There          many parties, that some-          booted from his VIP table                         Roger Clemens gave a brief statement yesterday after giving
Which leads us to the first                      was a            thing could be up. What           at Ashlee Simpson’s party                         testimony to committee lawyers.
question: What’s the deal                          strong         would Bill Cosby think            in favor of Terrell Owens,
with Alyssa Milano and
athletes? We know she
adores baseball players
                                                                  about his youngest TV
                                                                  daughter possibly getting
                                                                  together with a guy who
                                                                                                    Buffalo’s Willis McGahee
                                                                                                    won a Madden video game
                                                                                                    competition, and
                                                                                                                                                      Clemens under oath
(specifically, pitchers; her                                      raced a horse?                    Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlis-                            . Roger Clemens spoke        en-time Cy Young Award
resume includes Barry Zi-                                                                           berger was sans girlfriend                        under oath for about five        winner said.
to, Carl Pavano and Brad                                                                            Missy Peregrym, but                               hours to congressional             Clemens, wearing a pin-
Penny), but did you know                                          The usual suspects made           apparently on his best be-                        lawyers yesterday, then          striped gray suit instead of
she was at the NHL All-Star                                       the scene — B-list reality        havior.                                           said he told them he did         a pinstriped New York Yan-
game two weeks ago?                                               people you’re sick of                                                               not use performance-en-          kees uniform, did not take
Baseball, the NHL, and                                            (everyone from the Hills,                                                           hancing drugs.                   questions from reporters.
now the Super Bowl?                                               Paris Hilton, Kim                 We are 100 percent                                  “I just want to thank the      Carrying a black briefcase
Will she make it an un-                                           Kardashian), the only legit       positive Super Bowl 43 in                         committee, the staff that I      and accompanied by two at-
likely four-peat and                                                actress who has dated           2009 will be complete and                         just met with. They were         torneys, Clemens headed to
turn up in New Orleans                                                 enough athletes to ri-       utter bedlam: Tampa, the                          very courteous,” Clemens         an elevator to exit the Ray-
for the debauchery of                                                    val Milano                 unofficial strip club capi-                       said after emerging from         burn House Office Building.
the NBA All-Star game                                                     (Gabrielle Union),        tal of the East Coast is                          the offices of the House           Someone down the mar-
in two weeks?                                   Alyssa Milano              and young-ish ac-        hosting the festivities.                          Oversight and Government         ble hallway yelled out the
                                                                            tors who                                                                  Reform Committee.                pitcher’s nickname, “Rock-
                                                                           somehow seem to          Jason Raj McIntyre covers                           “It was great to be able       et!” That drew a quick
Last year, Miami                                                         appear at every par-       athletes away from the field                      to tell them what I’ve been      wave of a hand from
attracted the likes of                                                 ty were scantily-clad        of play.                                          saying all along — that I’ve     Clemens as he stepped in-
Tom Cruise and Justin                                               women turn up (David            Metro does not endorse the opinions of the
                                                                                                                                                      never used steroids or           to the wood-paneled eleva-
Timberlake — certifi-                                             Spade, Ian Ziering, Jason         author, or any opinions expressed on its pages.   growth hormone,” the sev-        tor.

                                                                                                         FEB., MAR., APR.

                                                                                                                    TRANS SERVICE
                                                                                                                     *Check Pressures
                                                                                                                     *Check Fluid
                                                                                                                     *Clean Screen
                                                                                                                     *Drop the Pan
                                                                                                                     *Road Test
                                                                                                                      (parts extra)
metro                                                                                            Wednesday, February 6, 2008

20sports                                                                    Make the NFL Championship game Get a new deal
                                                                The Green Bay Packers signed coach Mike McCarthy yesterday to a
                                                                         five-year contract that runs through the 2012 season.

Belichick explains walk-off                                                                      A sit down
                                                                                                     . Sen. Arlen Specter and
   .  Bill Belichick isn’t      “Everybody started on to                                         NFL commissioner Roger
looking back.                   the field and then I got                                         Goodell could meet next
   With the sting still fresh   over there and I wanted to                                       week to discuss the
of the stunning Super Bowl      congratulate Tom. I’ve                                           league’s investigation into
loss that ruined the Patri-     been in that situation be-                                       spying allegations against
ots undefeated season,          fore after the game. I want-                                     the New England Patriots.
their coach hasn’t watched      ed to get over there and                                            The two staffs are work-
tape of the game yet or an-     congratulate him and con-                                        ing on setting up the
alyzed everything that          gratulate him on the cham-                                       meeting, Specter’s office
went wrong.                     pionship. There really was-                                      confirmed yesterday.
   And that exit from the       n’t much left at that point.”                                       Last week, Specter, R-
field with one second left        He wasn’t prepared to                                          Pa., questioned the quality
after he congratulated Gi-      say if his three oldest de-                                      of the NFL investigation
ants coach Tom Coughlin?        fensive starters, Junior                                         and Goodell’s decision to
   “I wasn’t really sure of     Seau, Rodney Harrison and                                        destroy video evidence un-
the time,” Belichick said in    Tedy Bruschi, would be                                           covered by the league ear-
a conference call yesterday.    back.                           Belichick                        lier this season.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008                                                                                                                                                                                       metro
The house that Indiana built Limestone will form new Yankee Stadium
Hundreds of panels of southern Indiana limestone have been making their way to New York, where they are
forming the new Yankee Stadium’s outer facade. The $800 million stadium is set to open for the 2009 season.
                                                                                                                                                                                          sports 21

Sports in brief
    . LeBron James pleaded no
contest to driving 101 mph on
                                  Vitale returns tonight                                                                              Scoreboard
                                                                                                                                      SPORTS on TV
                                                                                                                                               vs. Washington, 7 p.m. (CSN)
                                                                                                                                                                                  New York
                                                                                                                                                                                  x-late game
                                                                                                                                                                                                      14     34 .292 24

his 23rd birthday in December                        Dick Vi-
                                                     .              treatment? A ban on                                                                                           NHL standings
and was ordered to pay $259 in    tale, ESPN’s hyperkinetic         speaking.                                                             NCAA Men’s Basketball                         Atlantic Division
                                                                                                                                      UConn at Syracuse, 7 p.m. (ESPN)                                W       L     OT    PTS
fines and court costs.            college basketball an-              “There was a moment                                                                                         New Jersey          30     20     3      63
                                                                                                                                      Texas at Oklahoma, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
                                  nouncer will                      there I thought I’d never be                                                                                  x-                  29     17     5      63
    . Patriots defensive back     call his first
                                                  Tonight           behind a microphone
                                                                                                                                      Maryland at Bost. Coll., 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
                                                                                                                                                                                  Pittsburgh          29     19     5      63
                                                                                                                                      Duke at North Carolina, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
                                                                                                                                                                                  x-N.Y. Rangers      27     22     6      60
Willie Andrews pleaded not        game        in #2 Duke at         again,” Vitale said.                                              Texas Tech at Baylor, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
                                                                                                                                                                                  x-N.Y. Islanders    24     23     6      54
guilty to drug possession yes-    more than         #3 UNC            Told he could return to                                                                                     x-late game
terday, hours after authorities   two months                        the air in early February,                                                       Soccer
                                                 9 p.m., ESPN                                                                         USA vs. Mexico, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)              TUESDAY PA lotteries
said they found him with a        tonight after                     Vitale checked the sched-
half-pound of marijuana.          recovering                        ule and found some                                                NBA standings                               Daily Number                           9-8-1
                                  from throat surgery.              serendipitous timing: He                                                Atlantic Division                     Big 4                                1-3-8-1
                                                                                                                                                        W      L    PCT    GB     Treasure Hunt                   7-8-19-23-26
    . Second baseman Freddy         It was the cruelest of ail-     could make his comeback                                           x-Boston          36    8    .818   —                          Night
Sanchez and the Pirates agreed    ments for the man who             on the biggest of stages,                                         Toronto           26    21   .553   111∕2   Daily Number                         7-5-4
yesterday on an $11 million,      yelled his way to becoming        the Duke-North Carolina           Dick Vitale had ulcers on his   x-New Jersey      20    27   .426   171∕2   Big 4                             8-6-8-1
two-year contract.                a household name. His             game.                             vocal cord.                     x-                18    30   .375   20      Cash 5                     01-12-23-25-40
metro        Edited by Allison Williams,                                                                                                      Wednesday, February 6, 2008

22 lifestyle                      Housework of art
                                  DECORATING. Artist Mary Beth Flynn creates “house
                                                                                                                  “It’s one of [the] — if not the most — classic pieces
                                  portraits.” Working from photos of your home, Flynn
                                                                                                                  of furniture. I don’t think it’s going to go away.”
                                  produces hundreds of these paintings of mansions and                            Kim Shaver, spokeswoman for Hooker Furniture, which specializes in entertainment
                                  bungalows across the United States. Find out more at                            units. Such units have more competition for housing televisions than ever before,
                         METRO                                                thanks to the growing popularity of flat-panel TVs. AP


Streamlining secrets
                                                                                                                                                                        wall drapes cover windows
                                                                                                                                                                        and cleverly conceal floor-
                                                                                                                                                                        to-ceiling shelving.
                                                                                                                                                                        G Inside cabinets: A new set
                                                                                                                                                                        of cabinets hides unsexy
                                                                                                                                                                        file boxes while the open
With a little creativity, Rashida Jones                                                                                                                                 shelving is for books and

rocks her small studio apartment                                                                                                                                        3 A defined palette keeps
                                                                                                                                                                           monizing shades
                                                                                                                                                                                             in har-

DESIGN. Actress Rashida                                                                                                                                                 a small space from looking
Jones’ 400-square-foot Man-                                                                                                                                             too busy.
hattan studio gets a smart                                                                                                                                              G Pick your colors: Start with
and stylish makeover,                                                                                                                                                   your favorite objects and
thanks to an efficient floor                                                                                                                                            go from there. Jones made
plan, focused color scheme                                                                                                                                              her Doland Baechler print,
and hidden storage.                                                                                                                                                     antique Persian rug and
                                                                                                                                                                        throw pillows the basis for
The challenge. Even                                                                                                                                                     a black-and-white, blue and
though she tapes in L.A.,                                                                                                                                               magenta scheme.
Jones, who stars in FOX’s                                                                                                                                               G Unify clashing pieces: A
new comedy series “Un-                                                                                                                                                  coat of white paint pulls to-
hitched” (premiering next                                                                                                                                               gether different kinds of
month) lives in Manhattan                                                                                                                                               wood, like Jones’ formerly
six months a year. An ad-                                                                                                                                               mismatched coffee tables.
mitted “fashion schizo-                                                                                                                                                 G Paint wisely: A superpale
phrenic” (watch out for her                                                                      Even though the furniture sticks to a neutral palette, Jones’ apart-   hue, like this mellow gray-
new clothing line, Laloo,                                                                        ment has a groovy, well-traveled quality, thanks to bursts of color    ish blue, bounces around
also out in March), Jones’                                                                       from jewel-tone throw pillows. Above: Before the makeover.             as much light as white
décor was also all over the                                                                                                                                             walls would-but also adds
place. She needed a way to
organize and balance the
items she’d collected over
                                                                                                 be moved around to act as
                                                                                                 nightstands or coffee tables.
                                                                                                 G Arrange effectively: Turn-
                                                                                                                                    2 Storagewithout sacrific-
                                                                                                                                    ing space.
                                                                                                                                                solutions create        an element of color while
                                                                                                                                                                        making tiny confines
                                                                                                                                                                        appear larger.
the years. “There was so                                                                         ing the bed so that the long       G Under the bed: Bulky stuff
much going on: farmhouse,
Moroccan, French,” she says.
“I wanted it all to work to-
                                  1   A multitasking floor
                                      plan yields four cozy
                                  hangout areas: sofa,
                                                                   ing the sofa between two
                                                                   shelves makes a comfy
                                                                   nook with a sense of order.
                                                                                                 side is against a wall — al-
                                                                                                 lowing it to function more
                                                                                                 like a daybed — frees up
                                                                                                                                    like sheets, blankets and
                                                                                                                                    off-season clothing re-
                                                                                                                                    mains out of sight and
                                                                                                                                                                                CONTRIBUTED BY

gether but still have a dis-      fireplace, dining and bed.       G Go for nimble pieces:       square footage and gives           dust-free in boxes.                      For more information, go to
tinct, slightly off-key style.”   G Create symmetry: Center-       Jones’ Moroccan tables can    the place an airier feel.          G Behind curtains: Wall-to-      
Wednesday, February 6, 2008                                                                                                                                                        metro
                                     Design your room ... online!
                                     Can’t decide where to put that sofa or chair? And don’t want to break your back rearranging furniture? Check out the new
                                     design Web site, where you can see what your room can look like without lifting a finger.
                                                                                                                                                                     home 23

A fabulous and frugal home
Effective cost-cutting tips for                                  you’ll be popular in spite
                                                                 of your frugality.
                                                                                                   things up. Another option:
                                                                                                   tea lights. Without spend-
                                                                                                                                                                Practice efficient
budget-minded homeowners                                         It’s all in the
                                                                                                   ing much, you can spread
                                                                                                   them around your home to
                                                                                                                                                                  Set big cooking bowls
                                                                                                                                                                and pans in the sink. Wash
                                                                 packaging                         create an aura of                                             your smaller dishes over
        . Buying all the best                                       Refill fancy-brand soap        romance and co-                                                them, carefully
brands? Not so frugal.                                           dispensers with generic           ziness.                                                          dumping sudsy water
Picking through your                                             liquid soap, says Jeanne-                                                                            into the cooking
neighbor’s trash? Not                                             Marie Hudson, 36, a mar-                                                                              pans. You won’t
so fabulous. With the                                              keting director for a                                                                                 need to use extra
country’s economic                                                  publishing compa-                                                                                      dish soap later.
health on the line,                                                 ny. Or buy a
how can you save                                                    heavy ceramic                                                                                            Don’t add,
money without                                                       or sleek                                                                                                  subtract
suffering style? Here                                              metal                                                                                                            To help
are some ideas to live                                            pump you                                                                                                        fix up a
the fabulous life while                                          can use                                                                                                        tired look-
still being frugal:                                              again and                                                                                                 ing room, don’t
                                                                 again. Few                                                                                            buy anything new.
Eco-shredding                                                    can tell the                                                                                          Instead, throw stuff
   New York writer Lexi         One cost-cutting tip: Save       difference,                                                                                          away. You’ll be that
Dwyer, 31, saves shred-         paper shreddings to use as       and you give guests                                                                                  much closer to that
dings from her paper            packaging for fragile gifts.     (and even yourself) the                                                                              streamlined shelter
shredder to use as packag-                                       illusion of luxury with-                                                                             magazine look, and
ing for fragile gifts. And if   guests arrive.                   out having to pay for it.                                                                            you won’t be out
it’s colored paper, it might                                                                                                                                          any money.
even look cool inside a gift    Bring dessert                    Little lights
bag. It’s green and frugal        Going to a potluck?               You can use Christmas                                                                              Color it simple
all at once.                    Score double points with         lights the whole year                                                                                   Buy blank canvases
                                dessert, says Kelly Ander-       round, says Julie                                                                                  and paint them in vary-
Cloves over candles             son, 26, from Northfield,        Musilek, 29, from New                                                                          ing colors (maybe
  Instead of expensive          Minn. Flour and sugar are        York. Run them along                                                                           variations on a shade) and
scented candles, stick          way cheaper ingredients          the top of cabinets or at                                                                      arrange on wall in a mod-
some cloves into an             than salad fixings, vegeta-      the corner between the                                                                         ern art-esque style — a ho-
orange and simmer in wa-        bles or meat. Also, people       wall and ceiling. They’re                                                                      tel trick you can steal at
ter on your stove before        love the dessert-bringer, so     cheap and really brighten                                                                      home.

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