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                                                                                                                                                                                                            october 23, 2008

   WESTC                                                                                                                                                                                                           Complimentary                         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
                                                                                Constituent Outreach
                                                                             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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Phillip Wanderman,
       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
          HEALTH                                                                                                     Awareness
              P g. 7
      HEZITORIAL                                                                                                         Community
              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
                                                                                                                                                                      Yonkers issues.
                                                                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hezi Aris
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    

                                                                                           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
                                                                                                                                                                      entertaining,          decorating,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               range of cleaning products and
                                                                                                                                                                                                               supplies for kitchen and bath.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All proceeds from the sale
                                                                                                                            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.
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                                                       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
8am to 4pm on Sunday. (Rain or           The first, “Ask our Expert” is the       show also has a section for antique      a designated nonprofit organization.                                             that Whole Foods is making it easy
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-
you will find here because there is      into our modern-day homes. The                                                    both resonate with their customers      Glynwood’s unique niche is to            what I especially love is not only do
always something new and different       second is an opportunity to have           To submit information for The          and shares the core values of the       empower communities to support           we get to help save farmland, we
every week. Info: 914-734-2750.          our items appraised – similar to          Fine Print, please send emails to       Whole Foods brand.                      farming and conserve farmland,           help the environment by promoting
    I am also getting ready for the      “Antiques Roadshow”. In fact,  , 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
Westchester tradition for 41 years.      print, an old map and even one of             White Plains, NY and Greenwich          of environmentally sustainable           Foods Market, White Plains, NY.
The show will feature over 60 of the     my grandmother’s vintage velvet                        Website.                   and Westport, CT can donate their       agriculture.

        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
                                                                                                                           has the largest party room of all       big hit. I’m proud to be supporting      Minds blog. “Jennifer is an excellent
                                                                                                                           the 62 Snip-its salons nationwide,      the local economy.”                      business owner. She brings years
                          HomeGoods Expands                                                                                with upscale furnishings and a full
                                                                                                                           entertainment system.
                                                                                                                                                                      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.”
From Page 1
                                                                                                                           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,”
                                                                                  growing company.
                                                                                     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
                                                                                                                                           for Reelection
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                                                                                                            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
From Page 1                                                                                                                but he also appreciates it and has
                                         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
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                     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:          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
                                                                                                                        From Page 1
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
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
                                                                                                                                                  Fiscal Challenges
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        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
                                                                                                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
From Page 1
                                                                                                                          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 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 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
                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                          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
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WESTCHESTER TIMES TRIBUNE                                                                               OCTOBER 23, 2008                                                                                                               PAGE 7

                                                                                           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
and     community
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
                                                           infrastructure, it
                                                                                                          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.         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
                                                                                                                                 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,       America’s        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                       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                                             
                                                                                                                                 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
                  Saturday, November 15th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm                                                                     profit’ activity.
                                                                                                                                    Some witnesses were hostile to
                                                                                                                                                                          is rapidly becoming an important
                                                                                                                                                                          political medium. See what it did
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ineligible to seek office.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      There are many sections of the City
    Three hours that could change your life forever.                                                                             the Mayor and a few were rude, but
                                                                                                                                 most were not. A number, including
                                                                                                                                                                          both for and to the Governor of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Charter which the Council is free to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    amend, because the Charter is longer
                                                                                                                                 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
              Learn what you have been missing at our convenient, 24/7, Downtown New Rochelle campus.                            the state and federal governments.       what we and many others see as an         lame-duck City Council to tamper
              Milavec Hall, 370 Main St. Free parking available.                                                                                                                                                    with that process, after they failed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    despite ample opportunity to place
       FREE Registration.           Register early for your choice of up to three FREE classes. Experience what it’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the matter on referendum, is likely
       like to be a college student. A Monroe College student – days, evenings, weekends, on-line. All of the above.
       Monroe College only offers small-size classes so seating will be limited. (Judith Redlener, Adult and Evening                                                                                                to be illegal if the Court considers
       Programs Counselor, 914-740-6876,                                                                                                                                               the intent of Section 38, but it is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    certainly unconscionable.
       Contemporary Health Issues: How will the next President tackle one of our nation’s most vexing challenges?                                                                                                      Whether one likes the Mayor or
       Information Technology: Will this current green revolution permanently change how we work, live, and learn?                                                                                                  not, whether one likes term limits or
       Criminal Justice: Television sure makes fighting crime look fun and exciting! Just don’t try these stunts at home.                                                                                           not, people of reasonable judgment
       Marketing: From selling the U.S. Presidency to selling Sex in the City’s spikes. Only the spin is different.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    should reject this last minute effort
       Business: Time to start your own? Is the handwriting on the employee lounge wall too bold to ignore?
       MBA: Stop procrastinating! Monroe’s full-fledged MBA program is offered on an accelerated, three-semester schedule.                                                                                          to thwart the democratic process.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Those who participate in this
                                  Not sure which course of study is right for you?                                                                                                                                  scheme will, sooner or later, pay a
                                Our FOCUS career assessment will help you decide.                                                                                                                                   price at the polls, because they are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    acting in their own interest, not on
       “Been there. Done that” Reception. Meet and network with other moms, dads, and adult singles                                                                                                                 behalf of the men and women who
       who have started or resumed college when most people their age were firmly entrenched – and maybe a bit                                                                                                      elected them.
       bored or burned out – in their careers. Enjoy delicacies prepared by our Culinary Arts students and chefs.                                                                                                      The councilmembers first elected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in 2001 are the trust fund kids of
       Enroll by December 15, 2008!                   Qualify for a Monroe Grant!                No application fee!                                                                                                politics. They only got their seats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    when their predecessors (in some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cases their own parents) had to give
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    up theirs. For these members to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    attempt to subvert the very Charter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    provision that made their own
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    election possible is the height of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    both greed and gall.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Henry Stern is president of New
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      York Civic (
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and a blogger on public issues.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      He was New York City’s Parks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Commissioner for fifteen years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     under Mayors Koch and Giuliani.
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                                                       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;

                                                                                                                                                                        greenville community theater
                                                                                                                                                                proudly presents the Westchester premiere of

                                                                                                                                   TIME Magazine’s #1 “Play of the Year”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ray Eckerle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jean Eifert

                                                                                                                                     boy                                        gets                                          Stewart Hanges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kelly Kirby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gregory McCormack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Antonio D. Soares, Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Liza Warner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Produced by special arrangement with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Dramatic Publishing Company of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Woodstock, IL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Originally produced by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           on February 20, 2001
                                                                                                                                     Rebecca Gilman                        Janice Fay Hanges                             Contains Adult Themes

                                                                                                                                     Our Location:        Edgemont High School Theater • White Oak Lane, Scarsdale, NY
                                                                                                                                             Tickets:     $18 • Seniors/Students = $15/$10 • Groups of 10+=$12 / 50+=$10 / 100+=$8
                                                                                                                                  (General Admission)
                                                                                                                                 Special Discount:        On Thursday, November 13th only . . . $10.00 (all seats)

                                                                                                                                 Critics say:
                                                                                                                                 • By turns funny and frightening and dramatic… makes for a suspenseful, thought-provoking evening of
                                                                                                                                   theater. — American Theater
                                                                                                                                 • The dialogue is witty & incisive. There is genuine suspense & mounting terror. — John Simon, NY Magazine
                                                                                                                                 • The play is first-rate. — The New York Times

                                                                                                                                 A disturbing, powerful & suspenseful chiller about a woman whose life of accomplishment is quickly destroyed by a
                                                                                                                                 disturbed admirer. What at first seems like persistence grows into obsession & then to terror as he begins to threaten
                                                                                                                                 her & those around her. His actions call into question the assumptions at the very heart of romantic pursuit.

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                                                                                                                                          Thursday, Fridays, & Saturdays at 8 pm • Sundays at 2 pm
                                                                                                                                                                        Reservations & Information:
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