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WestchesterTimesTribune.Typepad.com Your World, Our Beat; Now You Know! Volume 3 • Number 110
Senator Schumer Endorses Councilmember Gronowski Small Business
Assemblywoman Sandy Cites Administration Association Backs Liz
Galef for Re-Election for Ignoring Feld for State Senate
Senator Campaigns with Galef at Croton-
Harmon Railroad Station
YONKERS, NY --Yonkers received from residents concerning
Third District Councilmember an unlicensed amateur radio tower in
Joan Gronowski has criticized the area; issues on upper Warburton
the Yonkers Avenue; and other
Administration for quality of life
its refusal to allow issues. Gronowski
departmental said, “It would
representation have been helpful
at a Town Hall to have had the
meeting she held proper department
in the Northwest representatives
section of the at the Town Hall
3rd District last meeting to be
evening, with more able to answer
than 90 residents and address the
present. Although residents’ issues
the city allowed together. Working
for the attendance in partnership with NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The property tax cap and limits on the
of 4th Precinct Police Captain Sal the City Council is something that National Federation of Independent growth of state spending and debt
DiMaggio, they refused Gronowski’s the Administration has claimed Business, New York’s leading small will help turn New York into a better
request for representation from to be in the best interest of our business association, announced its place to start and run a business. We
the Amicone Administration, City residents. endorsement of Larchmont Mayor look forward to working with her to
CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY as they greeted commuters coming Engineer’s office, the Bureau of In emails exchanged with Deputy Liz Feld for election in the 37th lessen the burdens Albany places
-- United States Senator Charles home from work. Code Enforcement, and the Police Mayor William Regan, Gronowski Senate District. on small business—the engine that
Schumer endorsedAssemblywoman Senator Chuck Schumer in his Community Affairs Block Watch. referenced the administration’s “Liz Feld will be a strong supporter drives the economy of our state.”
Sandy Galef for re-election to endorsement said, “Sandy Galef has Gronowski had hoped to address past practice of affording this of the small business agenda in the Mayor Liz Feld said, “Small
the New York State Assembly in shown real leadership in Albany. several issues that have been representation to Council Senate and an important ally in businesses are the backbone of
the 90th AD. Senator Schumer She was there to advocate for pending for many years, such as Members through the years for NFIB’s fight to lower the cost of Westchester’s economy. They
joined Galef at the Croton-Harmon reform of the state budget process, the need for alternate egress for their respective district Town Hall doing business in New York,” said put bread on the table for tens of
Railroad Station to announce his to pressure for changes in helping MaryLou Avenue and the problems meetings. Deputy Mayor Regan’s Mike Elmendorf, state director for thousands of families each day; they
endorsement of her candidacy. The taxpayers pay their bills, to provide emergency vehicles have in responses to Gronowski indicated NFIB/New York. “Her support send our children to college, and
senator also campaigned with Galef navigating that street; complaints for broad-based tax relief, a real
see Senator Pg. 4 see Councilmember Pg. 7 see Small Business Pg. 5
INSIDE Senator Klein Announces Purple Heart Lesnick the Liar
A&E $100K Grant to Riverdale Forever Cannot be Trusted
P g. 3
Neighborhood House Stamp Needs By Hezi Aris
AUTOMOTIVE Support from YONKERS, NY -- At Thursday’s the Liar’s explanation is just that,
Real Estate Committee Meeting a preposterous fabrication of his
upon which Yonkers City Council infertile mind.
P g. 9
Veterans President Chuck
Lesnick presides as
The reality is that
BUSINESS co-chairperson with
hoping to change
the pro landmarking
Pgs. 1, 4 Patricia McDow, position of its board,
Lesnick opened utilized utmost
CAMPAIGN TRAIL the meeting. One
of the issues to be
effort to pressure
and cajole a change
Pgs. 1, 4, 5 discussed was the to the 6-2 vote for
to landmark 87
made The Hezitorial landmarking. admits
COMMUNITY Nepperhan Avenue. to having sent a fax
P g. 5 Anonymous insiders, verified by received by Yonkers City Council
Yonkers Tribune in person and in President Lesnick’s staff on
written form, advise that Lesnick October 16, at 2:02 pm, not during
EDUCATION Earlier this year, Rep. Peter
claims his staff, in an effort to the Real Estate Committee Meeting
bring “news” pertinent to the Real of October 17, sometime between
Pgs. 1, 5, 6
King, R-N.Y., and Sen. Hillary Estate Committee, did so devoid 7:25 pm and 7:45 pm, as stipulated
THE BRONX, NY -- Senator room multi-purpose structure, Clinton, D-N.Y., introduced a bill of any due diligence. Lesnick by Lesnick the Liar. Electronic
EPIPHANY PARK Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester)
today announced a $100,000
suitable for use as an active
recreation, meeting, performance
in Congress to create the Purple
Heart Forever stamp, eliminating
the Liar is caught with his pants forensics certify Mr.Wanderman’s
down on this one, among others. rendition.
P g. 2 and community space. the need to keep reissuing such How would any of Lesnick’s staff The Download facsimile_herein.
grant he secured for the Riverdale
Neighborhood House (RNH) for “It is essential that our young stamps with specific postage rates. believe the fax they attributed to Fr. pdf is affixed in hand written form
FILM a sustainable, energy-independent
addition to its teen center, an one-
people have enriching and
see Senator Klein Pg. 7
As long as the U.S. Postal Service
see Purple Heart Pg. 5
Roy Cole was pertinent if they did with the stipulation, “Proposed
not read the entire letter? Lesnick see The Hezitorial Pg. 3
P g. 6
FINANCE HomeGoods Expands Ridgewood Italian Bersaglieri
Pgs. 1, 6
in Westchester County Savings Military Marching Band
FINE PRINT Home Décor Retailer to Open in White Plains Bank to Host
P g. 4 Perform for Jefferson
Identity Elementary and Isaac E.
Pgs. 1, 7 Theft Young Middle Schools
P g. 7
P g. 1 Program Will Offer
Free Shredding of
NEW YORK CIVIC Documents
P g. 8 YONKERS, NY -- Ridgewood
Savings Bank announced that it will
OP-ED be partnering with USA Shred to
host Identity Theft Awareness Days
Pgs. 1, 3 at its branches. This program is
designed to help bank customers as
well as community residents avoid
PEOPLE identify theft by allowing them NEW ROCHELLE NY-- The band performed traditional classic
P g. 8 to have their personal documents Bersaglieri Military Marching Band pieces, as well as the national
WHITE PLAINS, NY -- in addition to stores in Yonkers and safely shredded at no charge. from Italy performed for students at anthems for both Italy and the
HomeGoods, the country’s only New Rochelle. “As a community bank, we are the Jefferson Elementary School United States.
RADIO off-price store dedicated to home HomeGoods offers an exciting, certainly committed to helping and the Isaac E Young Middle
School on Wednesday, October
Superintendent of Schools Richard
Organisciak, Principal Anthony
P g. 3 fashions, will open a new location in rapidly changing selection of local residents protect themselves
White Plains on Sunday, November distinctive home fashions from from identity theft, which is a very 15. Students gathered on school Bongo and Board of
2nd at 8:00 a.m. The 25,000 square- around the world, at prices that are serious and costly problem,” said grounds for an Italian-American Education member Chrisanne
WEIR ONLY foot store is located at Crossroads
Shopping Center on Tarrytown
20 - 60% less than finer catalog,
specialty and department store
William C. McGarry, Ridgewood
Savings Bank’s chairman, president,
Cultural Day Celebration where the
visiting marching band of musicians
Petrone welcomed the guests and
acknowledged President of the
HUMAN Road and Knollwood Road. The
White Plains store will be the third
prices, every day. With over and chief executive officer. “These made a running entrance while
playing their brass instruments.
New Rochelle Italian American
Association Domenic Procopio.
P g. 3 see HomeGoods Pg. 4 see Ridgewood Pg. 6 Once in standing formation, the
HomeGoods in Westchester County,
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A&E • Letters • Op-Ed • Radio
From Page 1
Lesnick the Liar Cannot be Trusted On
to Rev Cole 10/5,” although the
same letter designated to be from
and “Jones/Nepperhan Avenue” are
centered, “Yonkers, N.Y. 10703” is
was the “change” made official?
The answer is it never was. A
announcing an alleged change in
his position on landmarking and
Lesnick is apparently issuing a
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is
computer typewritten as dated
“October 6, 2008.” The letter is
not; further still, formal stationery
would write out “New York” in its
entirety, never using an abbreviated
circumstance that did not resonate
with Lesnick the Liar’s legal eagle
training, despite being attested to
tried to get Fr. Cole to sign it on the
spot. Fr. Cole refused.
Further, Zuhair Aqueel, a member
retraction yet it has not been made
public. It must be made public
to resurrect Fr. Cole forthright
not on digital church stationery. St.
Mark’s Episcopal Church is also
The fake letter is addressed to Lee
by a rotting Yale sheepskin in juris
of the Landmarks Board, received a
call from Mr. Wanderman at 6:30am
conduct, and to have Lesnick the
Liar be seen soiling himself once with
not situated at an address stipulated Ellman. Mr. Wanderman attended a service last week admonishing Mr. Aqueel again in the public arena for who he
incorrectly in this fake document: The gist of the body of the letter at Fr. Cole’s church last week and to change his vote. Mr. Wanderman is, that is, Lesnick the Liar
“Jones/Nepperhan Avenue.” is also suspect because it states that accosted him after the service. Mr. chastised Mr. Aqueel asserting
Further note that while the words Fr. Cole had somehow changed his Wanderman had prepared a letter that anyone from Egypt should
“St. Mark’s Episcopal Church” vote. How could that be? When upon Fr. Cole’s unsolicitated behalf not be voting on issues regarding on
Weir Only Human: Polls Have Been Wrong Before 1460 AM
By Bob Weir Radio
During this presidential campaign, is the 1948 presidential campaign behind him, it appeared that only overcome the discouragement and NEW ROCHELLE, NY – Listen
we’ve been hearing a lot about the of Democrat, Harry Truman. Truman believed he could win. pessimism, he continued to get his to the On the Level with Hezi Aris
“Bradley Effect,” which refers to Neither the Republicans nor the One Saturday Evening Post scribe message to the public until Election call-in program on WVOX-1460
an explanation for the discrepancy Democrats in his own party gave wrote: “The Governor of New York Eve, before returning to his home AM radio this and every Tuesday.
between voter opinion polls and the incumbent president any hope (Dewey) talks not like a man who town to await the results. The show is heard live by way of
actual votes on Election Day when a of defeating a Republican nominee. wants to be President, but like a The Chicago Daily Tribune, eager streaming audio technology on your
white candidate runs against a black Truman, who had succeeded to the man who already is President in to be first on the street with the computer, from 10:00 am through
candidate. It gets its name from presidency in 1945 after the death Weir Only Human everything but name, and who news, distributed an early morning 11:00 am.
Tom Bradley, an African-American of FDR, was running against the merely is awaiting the inaugural paper with a large, bold headline For those who can’t get enough
Mayor of Los Angeles, who lost the wildly popular corruption-fighting won the greatest electoral landslide date before taking over.” that read: Dewey defeats Truman. radio, consider listening to Hezi
1982 California Governor’s race Republican Governor of New York, since the beginning of the two-party The optimism continued right Those papers, most of which Aris every Monday and Thursday,
even though he was well ahead in Thomas Dewey. The “scientific” system in the 1850s, carrying all into November and the Truman were quickly rounded up after the at 8:30 am, as he discusses events
the polls. According to the accepted pollsters, including George Gallup, but 8 electoral votes and relegating campaign seemed to be spinning publisher noticed the egg dripping impacting Westchester politics
wisdom, when white voters are all predicted that Dewey would Landon to the dustbin of political its wheels. Every day of the long down his face, became rare slices with Bob Marrone, host of Good
asked by pollsters if they intend beat Truman in a landslide. Gallup history. But, the fact is that Gallup, tumultuous journey he was faced of transmogrified history. In reality, Morning, Westchester. Join Bob
to vote for the black candidate, had achieved national acclaim as albeit off by a mile according to with seemingly insurmountable the race wasn’t even very close; Marrone every day from 6:00 am
they may answer in the affirmative a pollster by correctly predicting his polls, was correct about FDR’s odds. Even his own party had lost Truman won by 3.5 percentage through 9:00 am during your daily
because they fear being labeled that Roosevelt would beat Kansas win. Hence, when his surveys said faith in his chances and refused points. Since there was no “Bradley commute from Monday through
as racists if they select the white Governor Alf Landon in 1936. FDR, it was Dewey over Truman in 1948, to spend the huge amounts of Effect” operating in 1948, the Friday.
candidate. Similar responses are who had been elected four years it was as if the campaign was over money they had once dedicated pollsters simply had to admit they The call-in talk show format
said to occur during post-election earlier by those who believed he many weeks before the votes were to their standard bearer. Yet, the were wrong. When people vote invites your perspective; share your
exit polls, especially if the pollster would end the Depression, was still cast. Nevertheless, Truman and feisty former haberdasher from this year, let’s hope they’re not thoughts. Call us at 914-636-0110.
is black. That may be true, or it working on his New Deal economic his entourage embarked upon a Independence, Missouri, was “effected” by anything but their Those who call are asked to please
may be that the polls are not always policy, but the country was still in whistle stop campaign of immense not about to go down without a unbiased opinion about who would stay on topic.
accurate. If you’re a professional bad financial shape. proportions traveling more than fight. During the final weeks of make the best President.
pollster, chances are you would Political pundits were saying 21,000 miles, stopping in more the campaign he wrote a letter to
defend your craft as foolproof. the election results would be razor than 250 cities, and delivering more his sister: “It will be the greatest Bob Weir is a contributing
However, history tells us that thin. Gallup’s poll results indicated than 300 speeches (an immense campaign any President ever made. columnist to Yonkers Tribune
polling is not an exact science. that FDR would win narrowly. Yet, undertaking sixty years ago). Even Win, lose, or draw, people will and Westchester Times Tribune.
The most evident example of that when the votes were in, Roosevelt with the nomination of his party know where I stand.” Struggling to BobWeir777@aol.com.
Letters to the Editor
To the Editor: building. It’s now three stories. The don’t recall any criticism of the the personal sentiment without calling State gets $7,241 in state education Dear Editor,
A front page article objected to building has been reduced from its facility WESTHAB had run. In for a community meeting. funding per year. The average public International Stuttering Awareness
WESTHAB’s proposal to build original proposal of 34,465 square fact, I remember the leaders of With all due respect, I beseech school student in America gets Day is October 22, and it’s a great
workforce housing in Greenburgh. feet to 21,573 square feet. There the Fulton Park civic association you, Mr. Feiner and the Greenburgh $5,018 (US Census). But students time to remind your readers that there
I am disappointed in your column. have been at least three major praising WESTHAB. Town Board to abide by the tenets in the 37th State Senate District get are speech-language pathologists
Westchester and Greenburgh modifications since the proposal Please give workforce housing a you espouse which are to serve the just $2,296 on average--less than in your area who specialize
need affordable housing. The was made to build housing at the chance. We need to provide quality community with respect for their children in any state in America. in helping people who stutter.
proposed housing at 22 Tarrytown site. affordable housing to our residents. doing their part in the past and with To add insult to injury, we now The nonprofit Stuttering
Road is located across the street I am disappointed that some respect to their right of say and sway pay the highest property taxes in Foundation provides a free list of
from Verizon and Staples office of the residents of Fulton Park Paul Feiner over what is presently a ramrod America, largely due to our lack of local resources for your readers.
buildings and next to a deli. The have had a change of heart Greenburgh Town Supervisor approach by WestHab to overwhelm school funding, and we get the least Just call 800-992-9392, or visit
building that is proposed to be regarding this application. Shortly the community who have lost in return. our Web site, www.stutteringhelp.
demolished was used as a homeless after WESTHAB proposed the Editors Note: Supervisor Feiner’s patience fending off the crime, Our school budgets have been org. Click on “Referrals” for
shelter for many years. The shelter workforce housing plan I arranged response to my article of last prostitution, and drug activities carefully planned to run to the end a listing of local therapists.
was run by WESTHAB with meetings between WESTHAB and week is a well articulated attempt that the past homeless WestHab run of the school year. Cutting them now In addition, our materials are in
few problems. Before that the the president of the neighborhood to deflect the reader from the gist facility imposed on Fulton Park. I would be unconscionable. There 8,500 libraries nationwide. To see if
building was a sleazy hotel -with association. The president of the of my premise by pushing the am personally astounded that you are plenty of places to reduce your local public library shelves our
prostitution and drug problems. association indicated that she readers emotional buttons while were not aware of what occurred at spending in New York’s bloated materials, just click on “Check Your
Placing workforce housing at this was in support of the application. not responding to the zoning the King’s Inn over their fourteen state budget, but schools in the Library” at the Website listed above.
location (in a commercial section She even spoke at a Town Board issue long expressed by critics years of existence – loitering, crime, towns/villages/cities of Briarcliff We also provide the latest research
of the Fulton Park neighborhood) is meeting praising WESTHAB’s of this project. Fulton Park is not prostitution, drugs. Manor, Ossining, Chappaqua, New information and self-help materials
a big improvement over what was responsiveness to the community served by building housing for the Fulton Park is giving you a chance, Castle, North Castle, Port Chester, compiled by the leading authorities.
there for many decades. Workforce during the years they ran a homeless homeless population who were that is, to do right by them. White Plains, Rye, Rye Brook, Thank you for helping us reach
housing is needed -especially if it is shelter at this same site. In fact, the hidden from the public eye by - Hezi Aris Harrison, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, those who stutter in your community.
located within walking distance of Fulton Park neighborhood residents folding them under the category of Scarsdale, and New Rochelle
the White Plains train station, City were model neighbors--participating housing for veterans. WestHab’s To the Editor: already are getting shortchanged. Sincerely yours,
of White Plains, bus stops. in advisory board meetings lack of candor and their attempt to Governor Paterson is proposing Those school districts need their fair Jane Fraser
Since the proposal by WESTHAB with WESTHAB, developing transform the present zoning to the mid-year cuts to school budgets. share of school funding, not cuts. President
was made the Town Board has held friendships with the homeless detriment of the community is an While we all understand the
many hearings and public meetings. individuals who were housed at outrage dismissive of community severe fiscal crisis facing New Sincerely,
We have listened. The original the shelter. When WESTHAB sentiment and consensus that York State, the governor shouldn’t Liz Feld
proposal called for 42 dwelling closed down the shelter the Town was poorly articulated by a so- come looking for school cuts Mayor of Larchmont and Candidate
units. It’s now 28. The original Board honored both WESTHAB called neighborhood association in 37th State Senate District. for State Senate, 37th District .
proposal called for a six story and the neighborhood leadership. I spokesperson who expressed her The average student in New York
Focus On: Wag-Tail Holiday Sale
Calder’s Circus, The Lithographs YONKERS, NY -- Holiday
shoppers can bite back at inflation
while helping animals in need at
hundreds of new and gently-
used merchandise for holiday
range of cleaning products and
supplies for kitchen and bath.
All proceeds from the sale
PURCHASE, NY -- Every
the “Wag-Tail Holiday Sale” to be stocking stuffing and gift giving. will benefit HEAL, Humans
year, Purchase College students
held on Saturday, November 8th, The super low sale prices on Enriching Animals’ Lives, a new
participate in the Neuberger
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on a broad array of holiday items 501c3 non-profit organization
Museum of Art’s Curatorial
the grounds of Animal Specialty will make Santa bark and flip! that will be devoted to helping
Fellowship Program, a competitive,
Center, located at 9 Odell Plaza in Shoppers will save significantly animals in need of medical care.
advanced apprenticeship designed
Yonkers. The site is conveniently on toys, wrapping paper, trays, and The Wag-Tail Holiday Sale is
to pair students with curators
located off Executive Blvd. near decorative plastic ware including sponsored by Animal Specialty
from the museum. They curate
the Saw Mill River Parkway. bowls, plates and cups. For the Center.
an exhibition drawn from the
The charity sale will feature home, the sale will offer a wide For info and call 914-457-4000.
Neuberger Museum of Art’s
permanent collection. In early
October, the Neuberger Museum of
Art will present Focus on: Calder’s
Circus, the Lithographs, a small
focused look at a portfolio of prints
that Calder produced based on his
Think it through...
circus drawings. This show is timed
to run concurrently with Alexander
Calder: The Paris Years, 1926– Lithograph by Alexander Calder on paper from original 1931-32
1933 at the Whitney Museum of drawings, untitled, no date, from the portfolio Calder’s Circus, 1964.
American Art (October 16, 2008 to Collection Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College,
February 15, 2009). State University of New York. Gift of Janet Jaffin. Photo: Jim Frank
Alexander Calder was fascinated
by the motion and balance of the Calder also made hundreds of graceful movements of the circus
performers he first saw at the drawings of circus performers that performers are evident in the lyrical
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey echo the line of the thin wire he line of the lithographs.
Circus in 1925. In 1927 he began used to create the framework of his The Focus On: Calder’s Circus,
creating his own miniature circus, miniature circus. In 1964, Calder The Lithographs at the Neuberger
full of acrobats, jugglers, tightrope editioned a portfolio of lithographs Museum of Art has been on view
walkers and their contraptions, out created from some of his circus since October 19, 2008 and will
of a variety of materials including drawings created in 1931. Calder’s continue through February 15,
wire, wood, cloth, and buttons. interest in, and fascination with, the 2009.
PAGE 4 OCTOBER 23, 2008 WESTCHESTER TIMES TRIBUNE
Business • Campaign Trail
The Fine Print Whole Foods Partners with Glynwood
I love the thrill of the hunt,
By Lisa Fine
in Their New Charitable Program
area’s top antique dealers and there black and lace hats that I would like
especially when it involves treasures will be so much to look at – from valued. Most significantly, it is the WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Whole “Dimes add up to dollars;
and bargains. And I don’t want to jewelry to copper weathervanes to New Castle Historical Society’s most Foods Market has launched a new dollars add up to critical support,”
miss these! enamel kitchenware to furniture important fund-raiser, supporting charitable program called Small enthuses Judy LaBelle, President
Closing this weekend for the season and much much more. It will be the Horace Greeley House museum Change Adds Up in selected of Glynwood. “Glynwood works
is the Open Air Market: Antiques and held on November 1 and 2 at the and its educational activities. The regional stores in the Northeast. to ensure that local farmers remain
Treasures in Downtown Peekskill. Westorchard School, 25 Granite honorary chair of the event is The concept is simple: customers economically viable, so they will
The market is located on Bank and Road in Chappaqua, NY from 10am singer-songwriter Dar Williams, may choose to donate the 10 cent continue to produce the fresh,
Park Streets, in Peekskill’s Historic to 5pm. This year they are even who grew up in Chappaqua. (Her rebate they receive when they bring healthy food Whole Foods Market
Artist and Business District from adding two exciting, new features. father is the town historian.) The their own reusable shopping bags to shoppers want. We are delighted
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shine.) Every week between 25 and chance to talk to Liz Davidson, consignments! Info: 914-238-4666; The program will run through the for shoppers to support this cause,
50 vendors arrive, from dealers with owner of Paris Interiors, and www.newcastlehistoricalsociety. autumn of 2009 with the nonprofit dime to help save farming with their and protect the environment. A
collectible items, antiques, local have a free interior home design org. partner changing quarterly. Whole donation to Glynwood. Glynwood powerful ‘two-fer!’ “
artisans and craft vendors to many consultation to answer questions, Of course, I may need to bring my Foods Market chooses local non- is a non-profit organization based in “The Small Change Adds Up
people who are simply cleaning out review problems and even discuss friend along, especially because she profit organizations in each market Cold Spring, NY whose mission is Program is another great way for us
their attics. You never know what how to combine antiques and art has that big car! based on groups whose mission to help save farming in the northeast. to help in our LOCAL communities-
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I am also getting ready for the “Antiques Roadshow”. In fact, TheFinePrintNY@verizon.net, call From now through January 18, while also farming their own land to reusable bags” says Leigh DeNardo,
Chappaqua Antiques Show, a I have a few pieces of jewelry, a 914 243-9761, or visit the www. 2009 shoppers at Whole Foods in demonstrate the economic viability Marketing Team Leader Whole
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Celebrating Hudson Health Plan’s Snip-its Salon Expands to Central
20th Anniversary Avenue in Westchester County
Festivities for Hudson Health SCARSDALE, NY -- To meet the Comb, Flyer Joe Dryer, the Clip-
Plan’s 20th anniversary took place high demand for specialized kids’ ette Sisters, and Maranga Mirror,
at The Ritz Carlton in White Plains haircuts, Snip-its (www.snipits. animated videos, floor-to-ceiling
on Sept. 12: Kevin Nelson, COO com), the fastest growing franchise murals, music, salon-tailored
and CCO of Hudson Health Plan; of children’s hair salons in the educational computer games, and
Julie Ann Levin, VP of Human nation, will open its newest location a cushy “parents chair” at every
Resources at Hudson Health Plan; in Westchester County on Thursday, styling station to keep Mom close
and Michael Spicer, President November 13, at 450 Central a Wharton MBA graduate that lives at hand. At the end of each visit,
& CEO of St. Joseph’s Medical Avenue at the Scarsdale Park Mall in Dobbs Ferry. “We’ll deliver the children receive a prize in exchange
Center. Award-winning not-for- in New York. The 1,800 square same excellent customer service for a lock of hair from the “Magic
profit Hudson Health Plan provides foot salon with six cutting stations that has led to the success of my Box.”
free and low-cost health insurance will provide haircutting services first Snip-its store salon in The “I’m excited to expand our
in the Hudson Valley. for children in a fun and animated Cortlandt Town Center in Northern presence in New York,” said Joanna
cartoon environment with specially Westchester. Despite the current Meiseles, founder and president
Photo courtesy of Gabe Palacio. trained and friendly stylists. For economic challenges, I expect this of Snip-its and an author of Inc.
birthday celebrations, the salon the Central Avenue Snip-its to be a magazine’s Great Entrepreneurial
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the 62 Snip-its salons nationwide, the local economy.” business owner. She brings years
HomeGoods Expands with upscale furnishings and a full
Snip-its offers children a no-tears
hair cut experience inside a salon
of management experience and
an entrepreneurial drive that will
in Westchester County “I’m thrilled to bring the Snip-
its concept to Central Avenue.
I’ve searched for a long time for
that’s weaved with vibrant colors
that reminds many customers of a
magical Saturday morning cartoon.
ensure the salon’s success. Now
New Yorkers have two tremendous
Westchester locations to visit.”
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the right Southern Westchester Salons feature Snip-its own branded The Snip-its Corporation is based
300 stores across the country, room in the home.” approximately 60 full and part-time location,” said Snip-its Scarsdale animated cartoon characters: in Natick, Massachusetts and
HomeGoods fills a void in the “The new HomeGoods in positions. In addition, HomeGoods owner and mom Jennifer Solomon, Snips, Jean Luc le Spritz, Curly launched in 1995.
home décor marketplace, offering White Plains will offer shoppers is committed to diversity and
consumers incredible savings on remarkable prices on a tremendous promoting its associates within the
a wide selection of unique, high-
quality merchandise, including
selection of top quality home décor
options for every room in the house,”
Regular store hours are Monday Law Enforcement Groups Endorse
designer and brand names. states Phil Tracey, spokesperson for through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 9:30
HomeGoods is owned by the
world’s largest off-price retailer,
HomeGoods. “We are confident
that the White Plains area shoppers
p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00
p.m. Special grand opening day
Assemblyman Mike Spano
The TJX Companies, Inc. will find HomeGoods to be an hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00
“We are excited to continue to exciting shopping experience like p.m.
expand our off-price home fashions no other.” HomeGoods is a division of The the people you look to serve — the
YONKERS, NY -- Assemblyman
concept across the country,” states HomeGoods is committed to being TJX Companies, Inc., the largest people of Westchester County. We
Mike Spano (D,C-WF, Yonkers)
Nan Stutz, President of HomeGoods. a good corporate citizen and is off-price retailer in the U.S. and are confident that you will be a fair,
received support from the law
“In today’s challenging economy, proud to support several charitable worldwide. In the U.S., TJX honest and effective Assemblyman
enforcement community, illustrating
we believe that our stores are organizations that focus on families operates TJ Maxx, Marshalls and and a continued friend to the
an overwhelming level of support at
welcome additions to the existing impacted by domestic violence and A.J. Wright Stores. Westchester County Police PBA,”
a press conference held last week at
retail environment because of health related issues. To learn more, visit stated Mike Hagan, President of
Yonkers’ First Precinct.
our compelling combination of HomeGoods hires all store homegoods.com. the Westchester County Police
Detective Eddie Armour,
outstanding values on high-quality, management and associates from president of the Yonkers Police Benevolent.
fashionable merchandise for every the local area and expects to fill Benevolent Association, acted “I am proud and honored to have
as the master of ceremonies and the support of the law enforcement
Senator Schumer Endorses Assemblywoman added, “It is without hesitation that
we endorse Mike Spano not only
community. I am looking forward
to working together with these
because he understands the difficult organizations in the future to
Sandy Galef for Re-Election and dangerous job we do each day continue our commitment to make
Yonkers, Westchester County and
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from Senator Schumer, Galef These hard times call for even greater shown us his commitment time and New York State safe and secure,”
commented, “It is certainly an cooperation and understanding again.” stated Spano.
essential healthcare coverage, to honor to be endorsed by Senator between all levels of government. Spano concluded by saying,
Joining Detective Armour were the
change criminal justice laws to Chuck Schumer in my re-election Together, I have confidence that “I am dedicated to all of our law
following law enforcement unions following statement; “It is with
protect seniors and children, and campaign. Senator Schumer is an we will resolve problems stemming enforcement agencies for all they
who also endorsed his candidacy: careful consideration that the PBA
to fight for growth of alternative elected official that garners respect from the weakened economy, job do for each and every one of us and,
• Yonkers Police Captains- is endorsing Assemblyman Michael
energy sources. Sandy demonstrates for his exceptional representation losses, taxes and their impacts on I will always work to ensure that
Lieutenants-Sergeants Association Spano in the election for the 93rd
everyday that she can make things on our behalf in Washington and in the millions of people of our state,” they have the resources they need
• Westchester County Department Assembly district. The challenges
happen to better the lives of New New York.” concluded Galef. so our children and families have a
of Public Safety Police Benevolent facing Troopers and members of
Yorkers. It is crucial that we return “I look forward to continuing to safer place to call home.”
Association, Inc. the law enforcement community
Sandy to Albany to continue her work with Senator Schumer on all In addition to the unions present
• New York State Troopers P.B.A are greater than ever before, and
important work for change.” the important and difficult issues today, Assemblyman Spano also
• Westchester County Correction we need individuals like Michael
In accepting the endorsement facing us nationally and in our state. received the endorsements from:
Superior Officers Association Spano in the Legislature to help the
• Westchester County Correction Troopers and all members of law • Police Conference of New York,
Officers Benevolent Association enforcement serve the residents of Inc.
• Affiliated Police Associations of New York State better. Please join • New York State Association of
Westchester County, Inc. us on Election Day in voting for Chiefs of Police, Inc.
• Westchester County Hispanic Law Michael Spano.” • New York State Law Enforcement
Enforcement Association, Inc. “After reviewing your position Officers Union, Council 82
• Police Emerald Society of on matters of great importance • New York State Court Officers
Westchester to our membership, we have Association
• Police Pulaski Association, concluded that your record of
Westchester County, N.Y. Inc. accomplishment and commitment
The New York State Troopers to the law enforcement community
PBA endorsed Mike with the are of tremendous importance to
WESTCHESTER TIMES TRIBUNE OCTOBER 23, 2008 PAGE 5
Campaign Trail • Community • Education
Small Business Association Backs Liz First-Ever Kids Carnival
Feld for State Senate at Gilda’s Club Westchester
From Page 1 WHITE PLAINS, NY -- It was a
they provide healthcare for families burden, sky-rocketing health a questionnaire on relevant small day of “old-fashioned fun” -- cotton
throughout the county. Many of these insurance and higher energy costs. business issues returned by Liz Feld candy, popcorn, prizes, games, face
businesses are being shuttered now She will go to Albany to fight for as well as her opponent’s voting painting and arts activities -- at the
because of the slumping economy New York’s entrepreneurs and job record on small business issues. first-ever Kids Carnival, presented
and Westchester’s property tax creators, lessening the burdens on NFIB’s endorsement is a key one for by Gilda’s Club Westchester on
crisis, which affects businesses and small employers so they can grow the Feld campaign. Small business Saturday, September 20 at the
individuals alike. I share NFIB’s their businesses and create jobs owners and their employees vote Gilda’s Club Westchester clubhouse
commitment to growing our local right here in New York.” in high numbers and are known for in White Plains. This event was free
economy and I am proud to have its Today’s endorsement comes actively recruiting friends, family and open to the entire community.
support in this race.” from the New York SAFE (Save members and acquaintances to go The Kids Carnival was organized
Elmendorf added, “Liz Feld America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, to the polls. For more information by Gilda’s Club Westchester’s
understands the challenges facing NFIB’s political action committee. about the NFIB’s grassroots political Youth Committee, comprised of
small business owners as they Elmendorf noted the endorsement efforts, check the organization’s 13 student volunteers from high
struggle with an oppressive tax decision was based on responses to Website: www.nfib.com/politics. schools throughout Westchester, to
increase awareness of Gilda’s Club
Westchester’s programs for children (L-R): Christopher Amello, 3, White Plains places his target in “Pin
First Annual Ossining and families. The Bow on Gilda Radner” with the help of Zach Morrice, Gilda’s Club
Westchester high school volunteer.
CROP Hunger Walk The Historic New Rochelle Trolley
OSSININIG, NY -- Organized CROP Walkers will be wearing “We CROP Hunger Walks continue
locally, the Communities
Responding to Overcome Poverty -
walk because they walk” T-shirts,
proclaiming their solidarity with
to play a big role in the continuing
saga of U.S. Gulf Coast recovery Rides Again
CROP Hunger Walk has set a goal the millions of neighbors around the and rebuilding. In the long wake of
of 100 Walkers and hopes to raise world who have to walk to live -- as Hurricane Katrina, Church World By Peggy Godfrey
$5,000 to help stop hunger and well as with the millions served by Service has worked to get thousands NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Friends City Hall and the Police Station near-by Wykagyl Post office was
poverty here in our community and local food pantries, food banks, and out of FEMA trailers and into came from New York City to ride once stood were pointed out. New recently named for Robert Merrill.
around the world, through self-help meal sites here in the U.S. These new or repaired homes. And, now New Rochelle’s historic trolley and Rochelle was once a summer resort. Traveling south on North Avenue,
initiatives. A portion of the funds local ministries share in the funds Church World Service is helping they were not disappointed. This North Avenue, Killoran continued, the home of New Rochelle’s most
raised in Ossining will go to local raised by CROP Hunger Walks. to provide emergency supplies week the Trolley was running again was a place where George famous citizen, Thomas Paine,
organizations such as the Loaves Ethiopia is just one of the many and long-term recovery support to for the First Annual “Celebrate Our Washington walked around. The author of Common Sense, was
and Fishes. places around the world where hurricane affected communities in History Week,” which celebrated apartments on Echo and Main were viewed. As the trolley returned to
This is the first year of what is CROP Hunger Walks are making the Caribbean and the Gulf Coast. the 320th anniversary of New once filled with silent movie stars the Main Street area and passed Viva
planned to be an annual CROP a big difference. Some 120,000 The Ossining CROP Hunger Walk Rochelle. Some highlights of the whose movies were filmed in New Grande, mention was made that
Walk in Ossining. drought-affected people are will be held on Sunday, November trolley ride follow. Rochelle. Stevenson Boulevard was the Terry Toons studio was once
This year Ossining and some receiving food, cash to purchase 2nd, starting at 2 p.m., at the Caputo Jim Killoran, Executive Director named for an inventor. Continuing located there. The former movie
2,000 cities and towns nationwide food, and seeds to restart farming Community Center, located at 95 of Habitat of Humanity, who on the ride, Elk Avenue had the houses on Main Street and the
are joining together in interfaith activities with the help of Church Broadway, Ossining, NY. narrated the trolley tour, reminded former home of Gloria Swanson. Bloomingdales building which is
community CROP Hunger Walks World Service and partners of all To learn more, contact Lynda everyone that New Rochelle is Traveling north on the Trolley now lofts are all reminders of a
around the theme “We walk faiths, such as MAZON and the Clements at (914) 941-0540. George M. Cohan’s “45 Minutes we viewed Quaker Ridge Road city steeped in history. Everyone
because they walk.” Many of the UUSC. from Broadway.” The trolley which was used by George riding on the trolley was impressed.
traveled down Main Street and the Washington and the troops to march Dates for future trolley rides will be
Traffic Advisory former sites in downtown where to the Battle of White Plains. The announced later.
Road Closures in Mount Vernon Purple Heart Forever Stamp Needs Support
MOUNT VERNON, NY – Having will remain open. There will be installation of pedestrian crosswalks
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begun on Monday, October 20, the continued access to the shopping and roadway repairs in connection
following roads will be closed to center parking and parking on with improvements to the Petrillo must decide whether to reissue from our nation’s veterans Legionnaires to help make the
motorists at all times until Friday, westbound Prospect Avenue.) Plaza bus depot. the stamp, it may eventually will resonate even stronger.” Purple Heart Forever stamp a
October 31: North Third Avenue, between Motorists are advised to use be retired from circulation. Sen. Clinton also commended reality by sending a letter of
East Prospect Avenue (Eastbound) First Street and Prospect Avenue alternate routes to avoid delays The Perpetual Purple Heart The American Legion for its strong support to the CSAC. In July,
between Park Avenue and North Fiske Place between Gramatan during this work. Stamp Act sought to create a support of the Purple Heart Forever King wrote to the committee and
Third Avenue. (East Prospect Avenue and North Third Avenue stamp that would forever honor stamp. “I hope that by working received this reply from Katherine
Avenue in the westbound direction The closures will allow for the U.S. servicemembers killed or together, we can ensure that this A. Sitterle, government relations
wounded in combat. The American tribute receives the permanence representative for the Postal Service:
Legion endorsed the legislation. it deserves,” she told the Online “Your letter of support for the
Literary Festival at New Rochelle But the Purple Heart Forever
stamp can no longer be created
Update. “I have urged the Postal
Service to make it a permanent
issuance of the Purple Heart
stamp as a ‘forever stamp’ is being
via legislation, since congressional ‘forever’ stamp. Our gratitude for the included in the Committee’s files.
High School committees on oversight and
government reform no longer
sacrifices of our heroes is eternal.”
On Oct. 6, 2008, Department of
If it is approved for issuance in
the future, the announcement will
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On English at Penn State University consider such bills. So King Defense (DoD) announced that be made publicly, in keeping with
Friday, October 24, 2008, the New has participated each year as and Clinton need a groundswell an estimated 17,000 deceased our standard practice.” Sitterle did
Rochelle Fund for Educational moderator. Distinguished guest of national support, directed at U.S. prisoners of war could be not indicate whether CSAC would
Excellence will sponsor the annual also include Sandy Petrulionis, the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory awarded Purple Hearts under a make a determination anytime soon,
Rubie Saunders Fall Literary Professor of English and American Committee (CSAC), to convince the new policy. The medals have been and new stamp designs are already
Festival at New Rochelle High Studies at Penn State Altoona, Rick Postal Service to issue the “forever” denied in the past to POWs who locked in through the end of 2010.
School. The festival, now in its Sterling Delano who is retired version of the Purple Heart stamp. died in captivity, if it could not be Letters of support for the Purple
ninth year, will celebrate the life from professorship of English at “I am grateful for The American proven they had been wounded or Heart Forever stamp should
and works of several transcendental Villanova University, Phyllis Cole, Legion’s dedication to the creation killed by the enemy. The revised be mailed to: Citizens’ Stamp
authors, including Ralph Waldo Professor of English, Women’s of the stamp,” King told the Pentagon policy, retroactive to Advisory Committee, c/o Stamp
Emerson, Margaret Fuller and and American Studies at Penn Online Update. “Its endorsement Dec. 7, 1941, presumes that such Development, U.S. Postal Service,
Henry David Thoreau, with a day of State Brandywine. As part of the demonstrates the wide range of deaths were the result of enemy Suite 5013, 1735 N. Lynn St.,
educational and engaging activities day’s activities, student teams will support for making the Purple action, unless compelling evidence Arlington, VA 22209.
created by the NRHS English compete in game show of “How Heart stamp a permanent fixture. is presented to the contrary.
Department under the direction Much Do You Know About the I am certain that the support King and Clinton are asking
of Department Chairman Leslie member, has previously focused on Transcendentalists?” Student in the
Altschul. authors Edgar Allen Poe, F. Scott PAVE (Performing and Visual Arts
Students who participate in the Fitzgerald, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Education) Theater classes will
festival have studied each of the Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Edith perform a skit, “Transcendental
authors as well as the times in Wharton, Frederick Douglass and Trip.” Students will go on a
which they lived and wrote. There Robert Frost. Each year, the Fund Transcendentalist-based multi-
will be various events including a brings distinguished professors media scavenger hunt on computers
seminar by renowned scholars who of literature from colleges and in computer labs.
will travel to New Rochelle for the universities throughout the country For further information, please
festival. to participate in this unique call the Fund office at (914) 576-
The festival, which is named seminar. Professor Richard Kopley, 4657.
in honor of a founding Board a NRHS graduate and Professor of
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Education • Film • Finance
Hydrogen Cell Vehicle Demonstration Lights, Camera, Action!
High School Students’ Entries Being Created
at Albert Leonard Middle School for the Westchester Film Festival
NEW ROCHELLE NY -- Mr. Chris
Colquitt, a chemical engineer visited PELHAM, NY --Know any budding -- each running 10 minutes or less --
Mr. Stephen May’s Technology teen filmmakers eager to beat out and it’s up to them to decide which
classes at Albert Leonard Middle the competition and take first place ones make the cut.
School where he gave students a in the “Future Filmmakers” division Stevens noted that many schools
demonstration of a hydrogen fuel of the Westchester Film Festival? have a program aimed at film and
cell vehicle at the New Rochelle Now is the time to get them busy video instruction for students and
school campus on Wednesday, – filming and editing as well as have expressed interest in gathering
October 15. enlisting the support of their high and submitting their best work.
Mr. Colquitt, a General Motors school. The winner will get $1,000 Second and third place winters
Driver Relationship Manager and a plus a professional high-definition will be given $500 cash and their
chemical engineer first introduced video package for their school. high school will be given $500
students to the basics of the The Future Filmmakers line-up, to number of entries this time around. to put towards film equipment of
development of hydrogen as an be screened March 27 and 28, 2009, The county’s Film Office sent their choice. Cash prizes are being
alternative form of vehicle energy, will be at a new (and hopefully letters to every high school in the donated by the Matthew S. Hisiger
and showed students images of cars permanent) venue this year: the county, inviting them to submit Film Foundation.
being designed, developed, and Pelham Picture House. Last year’s their students’ films. Any student in Entries must be narratives or
tested for eventual world market by event at National Amusement’s grades 9-12 can participate as long documentaries (no music videos).
the company. Cinema 15 in White Plains was as the entry is submitted through the The submission deadline is
Following the introduction, Mr. a resounding success – with 22 sponsorship of an accredited high February 9, 2009.
Colquitt took students outside submissions from 15 high schools. school (public or private). Each For more information, call the
where he demonstrated a new Organizers hope to double the school can submit up to four entries film office at (914) 995-2917.
Equinox Fuel Cell vehicle, an
electric powered hydrogen cell
vehicle. Students heard the car
start, run, and shut down, which
DiNapoli: State Facing Significant
was somewhat different than a
conventional car. Students got a
glance of what is under the hood of Mid-Year Financial Indicators Reveal Rough Road Ahead
the car, which differs greatly from
gas driven cars. Students felt the ALBANY, NY -- Overall General or 10.6 percent compared to the All Governmental fund receipts
tailpipe emission of the running Fund tax collections were up 11.2 same period last year, primarily totaled $58 billion through
vehicle, which was slight water percent midway through New York because of higher than expected September. This is approximately
vapor as opposed to carbon exhaust State’s fiscal year compared to this personal income tax collections. $536 million below projections.
of vehicles with gasoline-powered time last year despite the volatility DiNapoli cautions that this growth Year-to-date tax receipts of $32.4
engines. The company is allowing in the economy, but trends show is primarily due to the settlement billion were approximately $77
applicants in the metropolitan growth is dropping off, according of the 2007 personal income tax million over projections, while
New York City area to test drive to a report issued October 20, 2008, liabilities. year-to-date miscellaneous receipts
GM Fuel Cell vehicle, including a by State Comptroller Thomas P. Overall General Fund Spending: of $8.5 billion were approximately
the pre-engineering prep program More information about the GM
family of a student in one of Mr. DiNapoli. Business taxes have The state spent $26.5 billion, $283 million below projections
are learning about the marvels program is posted on the
May’s Technology classes at Albert decreased 13 percent compared to including transfers, through the first and year-to-date federal receipts
of engineering and experiencing Chevy.com Website.
Leonard Middle School. last year and the growth in personal six months of state’s fiscal year. of $17.1 billion were $330 million
real-world application of science,
Mr. May said, “The students in income tax is starting to decline. This was 3.9 percent, or $1 billion, below projections. Tax receipt
engineering and technology.”
DiNapoli released his findings in a higher than the first six months of collections were over estimates
special quarterly report examining last year but below projections. The primarily because of strong
revenue collections based on majority of the growth was from personal income tax collections in
revenue and spending information local assistance payments ($677.7 April of this year. However, those
from the Comptroller’s Monthly million), which were actually less collections represent estimated
914-562-0834 or Cash Report. The report noted after
a strong start in April, growth in
than expected by $221.3 million.
Breakdown of Business Tax
tax collections from the 2007
tax year and are not indicative of
current economic circumstances.
personal income tax collections is Declines: The $2.4 billion the
WTTads@gmail.com decreasing. Total personal income
tax collections in the General
state collected in General Fund
business taxes through September
Through the first six months of
the fiscal year, spending in All
Fund compared to last year grew was a decline of $356.7 million Governmental funds increased
a total of 15.4 percent through or 13 percent compared to last 7.7 percent, or $4.1 billion, with
Ridgewood Savings Bank to Host Identity September, compared to 24.6
percent for the first three months of
year. Corporate franchise taxes
were down $248.5 million or 17.6
the majority of the growth in
local assistance payments. State
Theft Awareness Days this fiscal year. The state collected
$2.4 billion in General Fund
percent; bank taxes decreased
$67.9 million or 12.5 percent; and
Operations spending increased
$733 million, or 8.3 percent, while
business taxes through September, insurance taxes went down $57 General State Charges increased
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a decline of $356.7 million or 13 million or 10.8 percent for the first $96.3 million, or 3.1 percent.
events will make it easier for people number can be used in identity contents being destroyed in a percent, compared to last year. six months. Business tax collections Spending for debt service increased
to take the important preventative theft. This includes prescreened shredding truck. USA Shred will “The state started the fiscal year in September were $877.5 million, 17.6 percent, or $294.7 million, and
step of shredding their documents credit card offers, receipts, canceled shred the documents, compliments with surprisingly strong personal which is below projections of $1.25 spending for Capital Projects has
for security purposes.” checks, bank statements, expired of Ridgewood Savings Bank. income tax collections that fueled billion. General Fund business increased 12.5 percent, or $312.2
Identity Theft Awareness Days charge cards, medical bills, and In addition to the free shredding growth in state revenues. But that tax collections have been below million, compared to year-to-date
will be held on Saturday, October insurance documents. Shredding service, Ridgewood Savings growth is falling off and things are estimates in every month of the spending through September 2007.
25, 2008: 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at can prevent thieves from obtaining Bank will be offering educational looking very shaky,” DiNapoli said. current fiscal year, even though The state’s finances are generally
the Yonkers Branch, 670 McLean information from discarded paper. brochures with information on “Personal income taxes will likely projections have been lowered broken down by two main
Avenue, Yonkers, N.Y. (914) 964- No reservations are required additional steps customers can take decline significantly when Wall twice. categories: General Fund and All
9820 for the Ridgewood Savings Bank to protect their identities. Street bonus payments drop off in Other Taxes: Other General Fund Funds. The General Fund is the
Identity theft occurs when an Identity Theft Awareness Day For more information on December and January. Then we’ll tax collections of $756.2 million major operating fund of the State
individual uses another person’s events and the process is simple. Identity Theft prevention, please have a more accurate reflection of grew by $242.8 million, or 47.3 and accounts for all receipts that are
identifying information (such as a People can bring their documents visit www.USAShred.info or call the financial challenges facing the percent, primarily because of estate not required by law to be deposited
social security number or financial to the bank branch on the day of the 888-SHRED77. state this year and next. But even tax collections in July. Consumption into another fund. All Governmental
account information) to commit event (at the noted times) and place Chartered in 1921, Ridgewood without the bonus numbers, it’s clear tax collections, including sales Funds includes General, Special
fraud or other crimes. Identity theft them in a hopper. (There is a two Savings Bank (www. that despite the state’s current year taxes, of $4.4 billion grew less than Revenue, Debt Service and Capital
has become increasingly common carton limit of personal documents ridgewoodbank.com) is the largest spending reductions, the state faces 1 percent from the previous year. Projects funds, as well as funds
during the past 10 years. According to be shredded per household.) mutual savings bank in New York potentially unprecedented deficits. Projected Budget Gap: The from the federal government.
to the Federal Trade Commission, as When the hopper is filled, it will be State with $4.1 billion in assets “The Governor has made the Division of the Budget is currently
many as 9 million Americans have lifted and dumped into the shredder. serving customers throughout the right call to bring the Legislature projecting a General Fund gap of Click here for the report
their identities stolen each year. As the shredding takes place, a New York metropolitan area. back to address the state’s finances. approximately $1.2 billion. The examining first quarter state
Any document with an account computer screen will display the Now is the time to carefully Governor has said this gap could revenues or visit http://www.osc.
evaluate our priorities and take be as high as $2 billion. DiNapoli state.ny.us/reports/budget/2008/
a sensible, balanced approach. noted that his office had previously statefinancialplan102008.pdf.
We should not look for quick identified $1.6 billion in risks
fixes that could create more and $2.8 billion in non-recurring Click here for a copy of the
problems. New York needs long- revenues used to balance this year’s September 2008 Cash Report,
term solutions that don’t make an budget. He expressed concern which includes a full breakdown
already bad situation catastrophic.” that this gap could increase if the of all revenue and spending for the
Among the reports findings: economy continues to deteriorate first quarter, or visit http://www.
Overall General Fund Revenues: and other anticipated revenue, such osc.state.ny.us/finance/finreports/
State revenues totaled $29.4 billion as the sale of Wellpoint stock, is cash/monthly/september08.pdf.
through September, up $2.8 billion lower than expected.
515 BROADWAY DOBBS FERRY 10522
Holocaust Remembrance Program:
SAVING A LIFE: 70 Years Later
NOVEMBER 9 – NOVEMBER 14, 2008 between 9:30 -11:30 A.M.
With cooperation of Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center Speakers Bureau,
Greenburgh Hebrew Center and Rabbi Barry Kenter,
the following survivors will speak to student groups and the community-at-large.
(* =recommended for high school) The Good Life
! NOV 9 - SYLVIE LEDNICER born in Belgium, hidden by a Catholic family,
Just Got Better.
returned to her grandmother after the war and came to the U.S.
! NOV 12 - BETTINA GRAF born in Austria, experienced Kristallnacht in 1938,
the “blitz” in London, and a torpedoed ship to the U.S.
! NOV 13 - BETTY KNOOP * deported from Holland to Bergen-Belsen via the Dutch
transit camp Westerbork (same camp as Anne Frank); established a new life after
liberation by Soviets.
! NOV 14 – ED LESSING * hid with his whole family 1942-45; joined resistance
NOV 10 at 7:30 PM Interfaith Kristallnacht Remembrance Program, co-sponsored by
Woodlands, featuring HELGA LUDEN, a German-born survivor who was hidden as a child
in a convent in France. She came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic in 1946 and
has been honored as a Woman of Valor.
Admissi on is free, but reservat i ons for groups are requi red by
NOV. 3 rd.
Plan for a two hour visit to include exhibit and speakers.
Contact HELENE ALALOUF at 917-941-7577 or Altheus Health & Sport 2 Clinton Avenue Rye, New York 10580 914.921.3044 www.altheus.net
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Government • Health
Councilmember Gronowski Mayor’s Column
Cites Administration for By Mary C. Marvin
Mayor of the Village of Bronxville
Ignoring Constituent Outreach The Westchester County communities, has often mask the taste youth officers have been trained
From Page 1 Legislature recently passed a new an Open Container of alcohol but not the and are extremely qualified to assist
law dealing with underage drinking, Law, with violators potency. Countless families and refer to appropriate
that residents should forward any refusal to downsize its fleet of take- the so named “Social Host Law”. subject to fines studies also outside assistance.
issues to his office, since “city home cars despite a gloomy budget In essence, it states that any adult from $25 to $250, demonstrate the long Our current goal is to train more
departments always give attention forecast for next year. Gronowski who knowingly allows a party or thirty hours of term detrimental officers with a specialization in
to residents concerns.” Gronowski stressed at her Town Hall meeting gathering where minors are present community service effects of starting youth services and direct even
said, “The Deputy Mayor’s further that all complaints from City and drinking alcohol - or becoming and mandatory to drink at a young more Village efforts toward
comments state that her Town Hall Councilmembers must be sent to aware that minors are drinking on attendance at a age as well as the educating our children about the
meeting ‘is not the best use of our the Mayor Phil Amicone, Deputy their premises – and fails to take MADD meeting accompanying poor many consequences of alcohol. To
department heads’ time’ as an insult Mayor William Regan, and Chief of action can be punished by fine with stricter behavioral choices that end, Chief Satriale joined the
to the residents.” Staff Lisa Mirjaj, with copies to the and/or imprisonment. First time penalties for repeat one often makes Board of the Maxwell Institute and
“I am disappointed,” affected departments. “Under this offenders are fined $250 with the offenders. However concurrently, while under the influence. the department is working with the
continued Gronowski, “that this strong mayor form of government, I amount increasing per incident to under an applicable Alcoholic Both the Trustees and the Police School to collaborate more closely
administration has so marginalized am not allowed to send any requests a $1,000 fine and/or up to one year State Beverage Control Law, the Department are often asked to on programs. We hope to resurrect
the people of the Third District by directly to a department head. I have imprisonment on a third offense. In punishment is the same but there increase patrols on weekends near some of the very positive programs
its failure to provide the requested several complaints outstanding addition, if someone who drank on is no requirement that the container the School to help curb drinking. that the Police Department
representation, often provided which have not even been your property should subsequently be open or even physically in one’s However, just like your own yard, conducted in past years at the
to other Councilmembers.” She acknowledged, let alone resolved, injure someone while driving, hand. Everyone under the age of 21 the School is private property School such as Babysitting Safety,
further noted a marked difference in and it is a shame the residents civil liabilities attach as well as at a party or in a car where alcohol is and Village Police patrol the area Bicycle Safety, Stranger Safety and
the way complaints from her office of my district are suffering the criminal charges if it is determined present can be deemed violating the around the school and enter the the Juvenile Law Education Project
are handled by the Administration, effects of my efforts to have more that you should have known of law. This is a classic case of guilt property only based upon observed so our children can know our
since her negative vote on passing accountability in government,” their behavior. Ignorance is not a by association. It is also important violations or to conduct routine officers before meeting them only
the Yonkers Budget in June, and concluded Gronowski. defense. to note that the State has a zero security checks. in difficult times.
her comments about the city’s In trying to educate myself about tolerance policy for drivers under The Police Department maintains I grew up in a small community,
this new law, I realized as Mayor 21 impaired by alcohol. Any level a great deal of confidentiality in with all the attendant pluses and
and more importantly as a parent of impairment subjects the driver to handling investigations and first minuses, but a true benefit was
Senator Klein Announces of a minor, my knowledge was
limited on the entire topic and I was
a DMV hearing and possible license
time offenders are afforded the
greatest degree of discretion. While
knowing our police officers, seeing
them at school or in town and
$100K Grant to Riverdale
operating under misconceptions as These laws are punitive to be our Police Department is charged interacting in a positive way.
to current law. sure, but the underlying premise is with the enforcement of laws and The trend we see in our Village,
For example, we know that a the safety and well being of minors. the arrest of violators, a great deal as in many towns, is an earlier onset
Neighborhood House merchant selling alcohol to a minor
can be arrested. The charge is a
Just this summer, three of our young
people were hospitalized with
of their efforts are directed toward
education and rehabilitation, not
of drinking so the sooner we can
connect with and educate our young
Class A misdemeanor punishable alcohol poisoning. Just one drink punishment. The last resort is people the better.
From Page 1 by a wide range of fines and up to in one hour by a 90 to 100 pound arrest/referral to the criminal justice As friends and devoted parents,
constructive after-school activities,” size, its location on a campus one year in jail. However, under person causes impairment; three and/or Family Court system. The we can form an alliance with our
said Senator Klein. “The Riverdale with a relatively large amount of the same law a “seller” or “giver” drinks in an hour has that person Police Department can also be a police department and work to
Neighborhood House’s teen recreational open space, its direct of an alcoholic beverage to a minor intoxicated and six drinks can result valuable resource for any parent. eliminate barriers for the ultimate
program does adjacency to the can be a sixteen year old handing a in a loss of consciousness. It takes Officers constantly conduct round health and safety of our greatest
just that, and this swimming pool, beer to a nineteen year old at a party a 100 pound individual one full table discussion with young adults Village resource, our youth.
grant will allow and the ability to and the same penalties apply. hour to process one drink. Also, the and their families when any kind of
them to use more add new space Bronxville, like many other sweet flavored pre-mixed beverages substance abuse is suspected. Our
of their funding over an existing
on programs building with
services and less
an already built-
in mechanical, Valley Pediatric Dentistry to Participate in
on their utility electrical and
bills.” Klein was
joined by Dan
p l u m b i n g
Halloween Candy Buy-Back
Eudene, Executive is a uniquely ideal Promoting Dental Health and Treating Our Troops
Director of RNH, candidate for this
and teens at the expansion. In JEFFERSON VALLEY, NY women deployed overseas. worthwhile,” said Dr. Dancygier. holiday gift boxes they send out
Teen Center’s after addition to these -- Trick or Treat! And smile… Children can bring their bags “And of course, it helps keep the in December.
school program. advantageous because this is certainly a treat to of goodies to the Valley Pediatric children’s teeth clean and healthy.” Dr. Dancygier is a Board Certified
“We are so p h y s i c a l support our troops throughout the Dentistry office at 3630 Hill The annual candy buy-back is Pediatric Dentist, specializing in
delighted to have conditions, RNH, world. Boulevard, Suite 401 in Jefferson part of Valley Pediatric Dentistry’s providing care to children of all
Senator Klein’s as a publicly Dr. Benjamin Dancygier of Valley Valley on Monday November 3 commitment to promote dental ages and abilities.
support,” said Dan Eudene. “These accessible, community facility, Pediatric Dentistry is participating from 2 pm to 5 pm. Dr. Dancygier health by encouraging the good
funds, tied in with other grants provides the necessary social in a nationwide campaign to and his staff will weigh and pay nutrition habits that last a lifetime. For additional information,
from Assemblyman Dinowitz and and institutional conditions to promote dental health while giving each child $1 for each pound of ‘Operation Gratitude’ (www. call Valley Pediatric Dentistry
Councilman Koppel, will enable us demonstrate how an innovative something back to the troops. He candy that is collected. opgratitude.com) is a non- at 914 245-7100.
to be better positioned to provide alternative energy design can be a will buy back the Halloween candy “We love to see children smile profit organization, based in
services to the community well into model applied to other developments that area trick-or-treaters collect and and knowing that all of this candy California, which sends gift
the future.” in the immediate future. donate it to ‘Operation Gratitude’ will also bring a smile to our troops, packages to the troops and uses
Because of the project’s modest for distribution to service men and makes this candy drive all the more Halloween candy to include in the
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People • Politics
White Plains’ Container Store 2009 TED Prize Winner José Abreu
“Music has to be recognized as an…
Celebrates Employee Anniversary
bringing classical music from the
agent of social development in the concert hall into the real world.
highest sense, because it transmits Several participants of the program
the highest values - solidarity, have gone on to have major
WHITE PLAINS, NY -- The Con-
harmony, mutual compassion. And international careers, including
tainer Store, acknowledged as one
it has the ability to unite an entire Gustavo Dudamel, conductor of the
of the top one hundred employers
community and to express sublime Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra and
to work for, recently celebrated the
feelings.” soon to be the music director of the
anniversary of four of their most re-
Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the
cent 5-year employee members.
The gulf between the rich and double bass player Edicson Ruiz,
The four recipients are being
the poor in Venezuela is one of the Comprised of close 250,000 who at the age of 17 became the
acknowledged for their five years
worst in the world. Dr. José Antonio young musicians, El Sistema uses youngest musician ever to join the
of employment at the Container
Abreu, a retired economist, trained music education to help youth, most Berlin Philharmonic.
Store. They are Susan Bock, pic-
musician, and social reformer from impoverished circumstances, There is a simple concept
tured at right with managers Re-
founded El Sistema (“the system”) to achieve their full potential and behind José’s work: for him an
becca Parish-Downes (left) and
in 1975 based on the conviction that acquire values that favor their orchestra is first and foremost
Gail Grannum (right); not pictured
what poor Venezuelan kids needed growth and have a positive impact about togetherness, a place where
were recipients Nicole Hunter, Bev
was classical music. After thirty on their lives in society. José views children learn to listen to each
Johnson, and Valia Krakow.
years and 10 different political El Sistema as an alternative to the other and to respect one another.
To commemorate their five years
administrations, El Sistema is now drugs and crime that plagues the José continues to believe in a better
employment with the Container
a nationwide organization of 102 lives of many Venezuelan children. future for Venezuela, wanting
Store, each recipient received a
youth orchestras, 55 children’s The talented musicians have to change people and structures
replica wooden box, symbolic of
orchestras, and 270 music centers. become a source of national pride, through music.
the founders’ “money holder” until
they could purchase a cash register,
a five year pin, a bouquet of flowers
and all received a complimentary
Trust Fund Kids
The company was founded in
1978 in Dallas, Texas. Inadequate Hearing on Term Limits Bill;
Section 38 of Charter May Bar City Council from Self-Perpetuation
Amalgamated Life Insurance Names By Henry J. Stern
Ann Joo Kim Vice President We last wrote Tuesday (Oct. 14) Among the numerous deficiencies attempt to use legal technicalities to
about term limits, and then paused of the “public” hearing was the fact over-ride the will of over a million
for the required public hearings that the Council chamber was far people, twice expressed.
WHITE PLAINS, NY -- David in Biology from the University of which were held Thursday and too small to hold the people who Some people discredit the term
J. Walsh, president and CEO of Chicago. She served on the Board Friday. Although the hearings were wanted to speak or to listen. Even limits referenda because Ronald
Amalgamated Life Insurance of Directors for the Yale School of poorly managed and many members worse, the second day hearing was Lauder spent millions of dollars
Company, announced the Management’s Alumni Association of the public were excluded from held in a much smaller room, the to pursue that goal. But Mayor
appointment of Ann Joo Kim to the from 2000 to 2004. testifying, while others were rushed committee chamber, so that hardly Bloomberg spent millions in
post of Vice President, Strategic Ms. Joo Kim resides in Wilton, CT through two-minute bites, what anyone was able to gain admittance. support of a referendum question
Planning. with her husband and two children. did come through were the large (A hearing on Willets’ Point for non-partisan local government
In this newly created position, Amalgamated Life Insurance numbers of ordinary people (not occupied the Council chamber, but (which we strongly supported),
Ms. Joo Kim, 42, will identify, Company, Americas Labor just candidates and ‘community Friday’s hearing could have been and the proposal lost, 70 to 30. It is
design, and execute corporate goals Insurance Company®, was founded organizers’ who came on their own held on a day when the chamber true that Lauder’s fortune brought
as well as define and integrate in 1943, to protect the financial well time and dime to speak against the was free, or elsewhere). What the issue to the people, but the
new company initiatives into the being of working men and women. Bloomberg-Quinn plan for mutual ensued over two days was scarcely majority voted for it because they
overall strategy. According to Mr. The company has received an A term extension. a “public hearing,” in the sense of a wanted to. Certainly Lauder was in
Walsh, “Ann Joo Kim possesses an (Excellent) rating from A.M. Best Although the public was told that dialogue or an exchange of views. no position to promise jobs, budget
exemplary track record in leading Company for 33 consecutive years. witnesses would be heard in order The proper location for the appropriations or any other benefits
the growth and expansion of health Amalgamated Life and its affiliates of their registration to speak, that proceedings would have been the to those who supported his views.
and life insurance institutions. We Mutual Life Insurance Company, are full-service providers of insured turned out not to be the case. For auditorium at One Police Plaza, A Parallel Question - Section 38
are confident that she will play a where she introduced and led and self-insured employee benefit example, this blogger registered particularly for the second day. It may also be argued that Section
key leadership role in helping us several high profile efforts to better plans with over $800 million with the sergeant-at-arms as Although people were told that all 38 of the City Charter prevents the
build upon our already significant capitalize on market research, joint in annual premium, premium directed at about 11 a.m., two hours who appeared would be allowed to Council from extending eligibility
achievements.” ventures, and internal leadership equivalencies and fee-for-service before the hearing was scheduled to speak, registration was arbitrarily for re-election without a public
Prior to joining Amalgamated development revenues. start (1 p.m.). cut off at a particular hour for referendum.
Life, Ms. Joo Kim served as the vice Ms. Joo Kim received her MBA He was not called until 5 p.m., each hearing. The time limit for You can link to the entire section
president of strategy at Highgate and a masters in Public Health, For more information visit the four hours after the hearing began. the public was set at two minutes, here. It includes seventeen categories
Partners and vice president of both from Yale University. She www.amalgamatedlife.com Actually, that was not bad, because which is totally inadequate for a of Charter provisions which can
strategic planning for SBLI USA earned her undergraduate degree Website. he had the opportunity to listen to persuasive oral presentation on a only be amended by the people in
a great deal of testimony, delivered serious issue. referendum, not by the Council.
The presiding officer was Several of these categories deal
Opus Advisory Group
with varying degrees of eloquence,
conviction and motivation. Councilman Simcha Felder, who with the election and qualification
The witnesses supporting the could most charitably be described of public officials.
Promotes Kim Millman Council’s attempt to over-ride the
City Charter were generally but
as choleric. He forbade applause,
and continually threatened
spectators with eviction, although,
We cite subsection 4. A referendum
is required if a law “abolishes
an elective office, or changes the
PURCHASE, NY -- Opus Advisory Group, LLC. “Kim’s experience, not universally those encouraged to
attend by the Mayor, the Speaker and in this area at least, his bark was far method of nominating, electing
Group, LLC of Purchase, NY, dedication and professionalism
their aides. Some were beneficiaries worse than his bite. or removing and elective officer,
announced that Kim Millman has make her a leader in her business.
of city appropriations, both Mayoral Our First You-Tube or changes the term of an elective
been named Senior Associate, Her integrity and commitment
and Council, or anonymous gifts The campaign to defend the office.” It seems to us that this
Business Development. Millman has have built her a strong reputation
over the years. City Charter from legislative language applies with regard to
over 20 years experience providing amongst her peers.”
Many were unfamiliar with the emasculation has produced a a law changing the eligibility
expert counsel and resources to her
precise issue, but issued statements You Tube video, which shows of a candidate for public office,
clients. She is recognized in the For more information about how
of support for the Mayor and Mayor Bloomberg, in living color, especially if a previous referendum
industry as a leader and is a member Opus Advisory Group can help you
praise for the accomplishments forcefully expressing his prior had been held on precisely that
of The Million Dollar Round Table, and your business succeed,
of his administration. The position on precisely this issue. point.
the premier Association of Financial call (914) 825-1017
opposing witnesses were primarily Elizabeth Benjamin, a talented The entire thrust of Section 38 is to
Professionals. or direct email to
concerned with the principle of a reporter, placed it in her Politics prevent the Council from tampering
“We are pleased and proud of all email@example.com.
legislative body reversing the twice blog, which is published by the with the system of elections for its
that Kim has accomplished and look
expressed judgment of the people - Daily News. Although the publisher own benefit. Although no one can
forward to her continued success
particularly on an issue involving supports the administration’s predict the action of the Court of
and personal growth with Opus,”
substantial personal, political and proposal, the paper has allowed its Appeals if this case arrives there,
said Nick Palumbo, Managing
financial benefits for the legislators columnists freedom in writing on it is clear that the intention of the
Director & Partner, Opus Advisory
themselves, most of whom had not this issue, and they have generally section was to prevent monkeying
earned anything near their Council denounced the scheme. with an election to suit the personal
salaries ($122,500, including lulus) You can link to it here. This is ambitions of candidates, including
Monroe College – For a Day. in their previous private or ‘non- our first citation of YouTube, which those who would otherwise be
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There are many sections of the City
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this blogger, spoke favorably about A great deal is happening with regard and more detailed than it should be
Harvard University. University of London. University of Maryland. American University.
the Bloomberg administration, to this particular question, and (as is the State Constitution, which
New York University. Boston University. Culinary Institute of America. Johns Hopkins.
which has been generally a very we could write more extensively, is almost 100,000 words.
Pennsylvania State. Howard University. Columbia University. Notre Dame. Fordham.
good one, with the Mayor often but that could be a burden to our The City Charter does go out of
using his private resources in the readers. We believe that this is one its way to protect the sanctity of
All of these highly-regarded colleges, and more, have awarded advanced degrees to Monroe
College professors. Men and women who, just like you, juggle jobs, spouses, partners and kids, public interest. The city has been of the most important issues to come the electoral process and the final
but still find the time, energy and commitment to share their lifetime skills and experience with our governed relatively well in recent before the City Council because authority of the public to make
students. They bring to the classroom real life and practical applications to the courses that they teach. years, certainly in comparison with it deals with city governance, and decisions on governance. For a
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Henry Stern is president of New
York Civic (www.NYCivic.org)
and a blogger on public issues.
He was New York City’s Parks
Commissioner for fifteen years
under Mayors Koch and Giuliani.
WESTCHESTER TIMES TRIBUNE OCTOBER 23, 2008 PAGE 9
Shifting Gears: Hi Stepping in the Audi Coupe
By Roger Witherspoon
There are always risks involved qualities throughout all the Audi is little leg and head room, and it the end, the German team won. particularly turn heads in the sports antilock brake system; self-leveling
in taking a winning formula and family of sedans. is better suited for briefcases and Europeans do not particularly like car world. Audi does offer a big and adaptive Bi-Xenon headlights;
modifying it to come up with But now comes the Audi A-5, small packages. The seats can fold the wind blowing in their faces, brother model, however, with a V-8 rearview camera; rack & pinion
something different. a two door sport coupe stepping down with the touch of a button, since it interferes with their smoking engine pushing 354 horsepower steering; driver & front passenger
That is especially true of cars, away from the family-oriented however, enlarging a trunk already cigarettes and cigars. As a result, and topping out at road running front airbags; seat-mounted side
which are, in essence, the largest and sedan in favor of an upscale hot rod designed to hold enough luggage they may have a glass roof, but it 155 miles per hour. And where airbags; side curtain airbags.
most expensive piece of sculpture for two. But in this case, stepping for a week’s vacation for two. doesn’t open, and they have large the smaller engine jump starts the Interior / Comfort:
the average family owns. The away from the flow was not a step The design is everything one cigar holders, but no cup or bottle A5 from 0 to 60 miles per hour in AM/FM/ Sirius satellite radio;
decisions made by auto designers as back, though the coupe is definitely, comes to expect in a $50,000 holders. Jaguar, for example, solved a decent but average time of 5.8 Bang & Olufsen, 505-watt
to what to keep and what to throw defiantly, different. vehicle. The leather seats are deep, that problem by offering an extra seconds, the V-8 will rock you back premium sound system with 14
out, what to emphasize and what to The A-5 experience starts with padded, wide, comfortable, power smokers’ package for Americans into your heated or air cooled seat speakers, including 4 tweeters and
downplay, change the nature of the the grill. It is wider and meaner than adjustable, and heated or cooled. who want them but, otherwise, as it jumps from 0 to 60 in just 4.9 1 subwoofer; 6-disc, in-dash CD
artwork and affects those who may the traditional Audi face greeting There are storage compartments having large cup and bottle holders second. The difference, however, player; iPod interface; Bluetooth
consider owning it. you. The four interlocking circles for coffee cups, water bottles, cell and roofs that let the sun and wind will cost you about $10,000. cell phone connection; navigation
There is a relationship one has in the deep black grill are more phones, and CDs. The entertainment in as their standard interior. Audi, But at any speed, the Audi A5 is a system; leather seats; heated front
with a vehicle: how it makes them like the grin of a circling shark center is powered by a 505-watt, on the other hand, gave the nod to comfortable, sleek, sporty-looking, seats; tilt and telescoping, leather
feel when than a variant of the interlocking 14-speaker, Bang & Olufsen sound the European styling, with a couple head turner of a car providing a fast steering wheel; fingertip audio,
they look at it, or stand next to it, or rings marking the warm and fuzzy system which was equally adept of pop-up, wobbly cup holders and chariot for a weekend getaway for telephone and cruise controls;
sit down and merge with its interior Olympic signature. The hood is with the soft jazz violins of Keiko large, attractive ash trays. For those two. tilting sun roof.
lines and comfort zones. Then, of low and wide, with wrap-around, Matsui or the brashness of Usher. It who don’t smoke, it’s an expensive
course, comes the issue of how well side-projecting headlights which can be operated from the wood grain annoyance.
it performs and meets the needs of conjure the four wheeled image console or the fingertip controls on On the safety side, the Coupe’s
the owner. of silver wrap-around shades on a the leather steering wheel. high density, Bi-Xenon headlights 2008 Audi A-5 Coupe
In this case, Audi’s sedans have Harley Davidson rider. It is tough, In addition to the six-disc, in-dash, swivel as the front wheels turn to MSRP: $50,340
long set standards for performance, aggressive, masculine, sleek and CD player, the A-5 comes with an follow the road – which is really EPA Mileage: 16 MPG City; 27
styling, technology and comfort. decidedly no-nonsense. iPod interface, AM/FM and Sirius useful on dark, winding country MPG Highway
Whether one starts with the compact The grill is the introduction Satellite Radio, and Bluetooth cell byways. Performance/ Safety: Roger Witherspoon is the automotive
Audi A-4 in the upper $30,000 to a long silhouette ending in a phone connection. Its navigation But if the A-5 is to be successful, 0 – 60 MPH: 5.8 Seconds columnist to the Dallas Examiner,
range or drop six figures and slide short, stubby rear. The dominant system is not touch-screen, but the it will have to make its mark on the Top Speed: 130 MPH Westchester Times Tribune, and
into the long, luxurious, Audi A-8, features on the sides are the 19- computer control system is intuitive road as a sports car. And here, the 3.2-Liter DOHC aluminum alloy V-6 Yonkers Tribune, amongst others.
one can expect speed, agility, and inch aluminum, five-spoke wheels and easy to operate. verdict varies between good and engine producing 265 horsepower
superior road handling; a sleek sticking out from huge wells that The A-5 has a sun roof but, better. The basic A5 comes with a and 243 pound-feet of torque;
but not overpowering style which emphasize the low height of the car surprisingly for a car in this price V-6 engine capable of cranking out 6-speed manual transmission;
appeals to both male and female and add to its predatory image. range, it tilts but does not slide 265 horsepower – which is enough permanent all wheel drive; 19-
motorists; a sophisticated, rather Inside, there is an obligatory open. This was part of the tug- to push the Coupe to 130 miles an inch, 5-spoke, alloy wheels; five-
than rakish décor, and plenty of leg back seat which is comfortable of-war between the American hour. That’s fast enough to earn a link front suspension; independent
and head room. And one finds these enough for small children. But there and German designers which, in license suspension, though it doesn’t trapezoidal-link rear suspension;
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Antonio D. Soares, Jr.
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Originally produced by
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on March 13, 2000
Robert Falls, Artistic Director
Roche Schulfer, Executive Director
Originally produced in NY City by the
Manhattan Theatre Club
Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director
Barry Grove, Executive Producer
A chilling drama by Directed by In association with The Goodman Theatre
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Rebecca Gilman Janice Fay Hanges Contains Adult Themes
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