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									                                                                                                                               HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, APRIL 5, 2006/1

                                                       Tribune                            & Morrisville                                                               Eye On
    Volume 202, No. 14
    April 5 to 11, 2006
         5O CENTS
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                                  A writers’ jubilee
                                            BY DANA SUE MILLER                        clues as to the strengths of the character that
                                                                                      will be important at the climax of the story.
                                   Bruce Coville, prolific Central New York              Barbara Roberts, a former kindergarten
                                writer of children and young adult fiction,           teacher, told the participants in her work-
                                told his audience that writing is all about           shop how to become an author. She used
Drug quizzers                   embracing your dreams. He was the keynote             excerpts from her books about a zany char-
                                speaker and featured presenter at the 15th            acter she calls Phoebe Flower to show what
win again                       Annual Writers’ Jubilee held at the Edward            publishers are looking for from prospective
  The Morrisville-              R. Andrews Elementary School in                       authors.
Eaton School Board              Morrisville on                                                                         A m a n d a
accepted defeat                 Saturday.                                                                           Miller, a senior at
gracefully as the                  Coville cap-                                                                     Morrisville-
Edward R. Andrews               tured his listen-                                                                   Eaton Middle/
Drug Quiz team once             ers, who ranged in                                                                  High School, led
again outscored them            age from 8 years                                                                    a workshop that
in the annual Drug              old to senior citi-                                                                 she called Split
Quiz team challenge.            zens, with a fanci-                                                                 Personality Writ-
The students who                ful tale of a young                                                                 ing. The students
participated in the             boy who becomes                                                                     were asked to
annual drug quiz                a leader for a lost                                                                 pair up and write
competition showed              flock of migrating                                                                  a story by finish-
that they had learned           butterflies. He                                                                     ing each others’
a lot about current             said he had a                                                                       sentences with-       Community Memorial Hospital Board Member Barbara
drugs and their                 dream in his                                                                        out discussing        Wheler.
effects.                        youth of becom-                                                                     where the story
                                ing a writer and                                                                    was going. The
                                                                                                                                          A volunteer
  The board con-
gratulated them for             sharing his stories                                                                 participants
their efforts.                  with others, and                                                                    shared what ap-

                                                                                                                                          for all boards
           See page 3.          that has come                                                                       peared to be silly
                                true. He encour-                                                                    stories, but they
Colgate Inn                     aged the children                                                                   all left with new
                                to spend less time                                                                  ideas for future
hosts egg hunt                  on the computer                                                                     stories.                 Barbara Wheler is one of Community Me-
  The Colgate Inn is            and in front of the                                                                    Dozens of other    morial Hospital’s most involved volunteers.
proud to sponsor the            television and                                                                      workshops in-         She serves on the hospital board, the Commu-
Annual Easter Egg               more time alone so                                                                  cluded storytell-     nity Memorial Hospital Foundation Board and
Hunt on Saturday                that they can hear                                                                  ers, dramatic         the Crouse Community Center Board.
April 15. Children              their own dreams.                                                                   arts, creative           “Serving is a way to pay back to the commu-
ages 10 and under                  After his key-                                                                   arts and music,       nity what the community has given me and my
are encouraged to               note      address, Author Bruce Coville leads a writing workshop during the Writers all forms of ex-      family,” says Wheler, who lives in Cazenovia
come hunt for eggs              Coville presented Jubilee at Andrews Elementary School.                             pression that in-     with her husband Gordon. “It’s rewarding
and to visit the Easter         a couple of ses-                                                                    volve communi-        working with exciting people. To be on a board
Bunny. The Egg Hunt             sions on writing good characters for your             cation through the spoken and written word.         that is functioning well is very satisfying.”
will take place on the          stories. He told the workshop participants            During the lunch break, the members of the             When Barbara was first approached to be-
Village Green                   that if the characters they write are not lik-        Morrisville State College ice hockey team           come involved with the hospital in the early
beginning at 10 a.m.            able, then their readers will not care if they        signed autographs and posters commemo-              ’90s, she resisted. Her focus had been on
Some of the eggs will           get in trouble. A good character is a likable         rating another championship year.                   Cazenovia and Syracuse, where she was devot-
contain tickets for                               one who just happens to get            Jacalyn Groves was honored for her 15            ing her time to the Syracuse Symphony Board
                                                  into trouble. He helped the                                                             (she is also a trustee emeritus of Cazenovia
prizes from local
merchants to be
                                  Eye On          participants draw a charac-
                                                                                      years of organizational leadership for the
                                                                                      Jubilee. Groves will be retiring from her           College). Community Memorial President
awarded at the end of                             ter sketch of a new charac-         position as library media-specialist at the         Dave Felton and board member John Morris
the hunt. Many eggs                               ter by adding details about         Andrews Elementary Library in June, and             persisted, and Barbara relented.
will contain gold                                 their appearance, which he          she was commended by the current presi-                “I never hesitated once I understood the
                                                  called the outer level, their                                                           goals of the hospital.”
coins.                                                                                          the Parent-Teacher
                                 Local News preferences, which he calls dent ofGroves, for all the hardOrganization,
                                                                                      Wendy                              work that she       Community Memorial has “blossomed” in
          See page 3.
                                their inner level, and the deep secrets that          has put into this event over those years.           recent years, says Wheler. She cites teamwork
                                drive the character, such as their deepest            Groves told the visitors that Bruce Coville         between the board and administration and
                                fears or dreams. He also encouraged his lis-          was the guest speaker at the very first Writ-       points to a medical staff that has been “coop-
CALENDAR .......... 2           teners to flesh out their characters before           ers’ Jubilee, and she thought it fitting that       erative and helpful” as the hospital has moved
CLASSIFIEDS ...... B1           beginning the story, then working in early            he be the speaker at her retirement Jubilee.        forward.
                                                                                                                                             Wheler is proud of what has been achieved
EDITORIAL ........... 4                                                                                                                   but looks to the future with the clear eye of a
LIBRARY NEWS ..... 6                                                                                                                      realist.
OBITUARIES ....... 34         Two students hospitalized following M’ville fight                                                              “What I see as our greatest challenge in the
                                                                                                                                          next year is balancing the budget. That is al-
RELIGION ........... 14                                                                 Craig Robertson, age 21, of Middleton sus-        ways a struggle for a small hospital and it is my
                              Police still looking for people                        tained a stab wound to the abdomen. Freddie          one-year goal. My three-year goal for Commu-
                                                                                     Anderson, age 21, of Madison sustained frac-         nity Memorial is to survive. Healthcare is at a
SCHOOL NEWS ..... 3           involved in attack                                     tured teeth and a possible fractured jaw. Both       precarious stage with the tightening of fund-
SPORTS ............. 33          Madison County Sheriff Ronald Cary re-              are students at SUNY Morrisville. They were          ing and demands on services. Because I am a
                              ported that deputies are continuing their in-          taken by ambulance to Hamilton Community             great believer, I think we have a chance to be a
                              vestigation into a fight that resulted in one          Memorial Hospital.                                   top survivor. We have to maintain our geo-
                                              stabbing and another person               Police reported following the incident            graphic area of service, be aware of the compe-
                                Eye On        suffering facial injuries in the       that the victims were walking with other             tition and continue to have quality leadership.
                                              village of Morrisville.                individuals when they were attacked by                  “My five-year goal for Community Memo-
                                                 Police received a phone             another group that began throwing rocks at           rial is for the hospital to be a financially secure
                                              call at about 9:20 p.m. March          them. According to witnesses, the group              institution that is widely recognized as a fine
                                              29 reporting a fight in                throwing the rocks then charged at and               medical facility providing excellent care to
                              Local News progress near a gas station on              fought with the victims. It was during the           our constituents.”
                                              Route 20. The caller said there        altercation that the victims sustained their            Concern with the welfare of Central New
                              were about 25 people involved. One had a knife         injuries.                                            York is a long standing affair for the Whelers,
                              and one was stabbed. A large group of people              Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene     who came to Cazenovia in 1955. Gordon is a
                              ran from the scene when the patrol units ar-           by state troopers and members of the SUNY
                              rived.                                                                                                                          Please see ‘Wheler,’ page 2
6   09859 00008           9                                                          Morrisville Police Department.

        72 Albany St.
     Cazenovia, NY 13035                                                               DATEBOOK
                                                                                                                       Colgate Inn hosts Easter egg hunt
                                                                 This Week                           10 a.m. Saturday April 15 on the Hamilton Village Green .
                                                                                                   Children ages 10 and under are invited to an egg hunt and to meet
                                      St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society holds spring fair        the Easter Bunny. Separate egg hunting areas for different age
                                        10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday April 8 at the Parish Center in groups. The Easter egg decorating contest is Friday April 14.
            Editor:                   Hamilton. Crafts, baked goods, religious articles and more.  Bring decorated eggs to the Colgate Inn, winners will be an-
        Willie Kiernan                 “Planning for the Home Stretch,” meeting for New            nounced at the egg hunt. All decorated eggs must be real. Free
           655-3415                   Yorkers for Verified Voting of Madison, Oneida, and          event, snack and drink will be served.
    republican@cnylink.com            neighboring counties                                                             Library Board of Trustees meeting scheduled
                                         4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at Knotty Pine Restaurant, Rte.       6:30 p.m. Tuesday April 18 in the library’s Program Room.
                                      #5, Wampsville. Meet with Bo Lipari, executive director. Re- Education Unlimited presents lecture series
                                      freshments and dutch treat dinner afterwards. Call 824-2543 for        3 to 4 p.m. on Monday April 17, Thursday April 20, Monday
                                      information.                                                        April 24 and Monday May 1 at the Hamilton Public Library. Dr.
                                      National Library Week Open House                                    Ellen Kraly, professor of geography at Colgate University will
                                         2 to 4 p.m Saturday, April 8 Hamilton Public Library with present “Exploring Debates about U.S. Immigration and Refugee
                                      local entertainment, community art exhibit and refreshments. Policy.” To register send name, phone number and check for $15
             Sports:                  Open to the public.                                                 to Education Unlimited c/o Joan Goodrich 155 Lebanon St.
          Phil Blackwell              Hunter’s education classes scheduled                                Hamilton
        434-8889, ext. 348               6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday April 5, Friday April 7 and 9 a.m. until
     pblackwell@cnylink.com           done on Saturday April 8 at the Beaver Valley Rod and Gun Club
                                      in Brookfield. Pre registration is a must. Call 899-5872. Free. All                                         Ongoing
                                      new hunters, bow hunters and trappers must receive training
                                      before getting their first license. Students must attend all ses- Free income tax preparation for Madison Co. residents
                                      sions, demonstrate proper attitude and safety and pass the test.       Residents may qualify to have tax preparation done free of
                                      Meet your neighbor night                                            charge. Seniors 60+ are eligible regardless. Day and evening
                                         6 p.m. Wednesday April 12 at the Erieville Church. Erieville- appointments are available Tuesday through Saturday until
                                      Nelson Heritage Society is sponsoring a covered dish supper. April 15, at the CAP office in the Big M Plaza in Morrisville, the
      Display Advertising:            Bring a dish to pass and your own table service. Beverages and Department of Social Service in Wampsville and at the Hamilton
            Lori Lewis                dessert will be provided. Call 655-8045 for information.            Public Library. Call 684-7862, ext. 10 or 1-866-684-7862 between
            655-3415                  “The Abandoned Doll” at Colgate University                          8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for appointment
       llewis@cnylink.com                7 p.m. Friday April 7 and 11 a.m. Saturday April 8 in Brehmer Quilters meet
       (deadline: 5 p.m. Friday)      Theater, Charles A. Dana Arts Center. Presented by , Colgate           10 a.m. every Tuesday the Quilters Club meets in the
                                      University Children’s Theater Workshop. Free admission. Call Morrisville Public Library Program Room. Cross-stitching,
                                      228-7641.                                                           patchwork and quilting along with conversation.
                                      Friends of the Library meeting to be held                                        Car donations needed
                                         7 p.m. Tuesday April 11 in the Morrisville Public Library’s   The NYS Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs are looking for car donations to
                                      Program Room. New and current members are encouraged to help support their programs. Some restrictions apply. 800-246-
                                      attend. Election of officers will also take be done.           0493.
                                                                                                                       Kiddies Korner at Morrisville Public Library
                                                                                                                         10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every other Tuesday. Bring toddlers and
    Classified Advertising:
            Julie Galvin
                                                                 Upcoming                                              pre-schoolers for an interactive story and craft hour.
                                                                                                                       Foothills Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild meeting
                                      Family bingo night at Morrisville Public Library                      10 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at St. James Episco-
                                        6:30 p.m. Friday April 14. Adults play for fun, children play for pal Church in Clinton from September through June. Visitors
      (deadline: 5 p.m. Thursday)
                                      prizes. Refreshments will be served.                                and new members welcome.

                                                                                                                                            Prosperous pancakes
                                                                                                                                                                JANE ERB

                                                                                                                                                Saturday March 11 brought welcome good
                                                                                                                                            weather and thus many hungry patrons to the
Wheler                                                                                                                                      Hamilton Rotary Pancake Breakfast at the
                                                                                                                                            Colgate Inn prior to the Cabin Fever Festival on
                                                                                                                                            the Green. Barbara Albrecht, breakfast chairper-
From page 1                                                                                                                                 son, and Ben Eberhardt, Colgate Inn innkeeper,
Partner Emeritus at Stearns &                                                                                                               coordinated the event. The inn’s Green Room
Wheler, the engineering firm,                                                                                                               overflowed with diners who enjoyed pancakes,
and the couple’s two children,                                                                                                              sausage, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, and bever-
and grandchildren have moved,                                                                                                               ages. At crunch time, there were even folks
back to their hometown. The                                                                                                                 seated in the tap room. Thanks to the over-
Whelers’ list of civic involve-                                                                                                             whelming number of pancake eaters, this year’s
ments is impressive, and Com-                                                                                                               event was the most successful to date, all to the
munity Memorial has certainly                                                                                                               benefit of the Rotary Scholarship Fund.
benefited.                                                                                                                                      Many thanks are extended to the Colgate Inn
   “Serving on the board has                                                                                                                staff and all Rotarians who worked hard to make
been interesting enough and                                                                                                                 this event great. Local businesses who contrib-
challenging enough that I’ve en-    French students from five area schools and Colgate University enjoyed the French film “Look at Me” at   uted to the breakfast were: Clyde’s Little Red
joyed the long term commit-         the Hamilton Theater, thanks to the theater’s Educational Programming Fund.                             Barn - maple syrup; Jewett’s Cheese House -
ment.”                                                                                                                                      butter; Byrne Dairy - chocolate milk; Grand
   Wheler’s major interests have
been finance and board recruit-     School groups see French film                                                                           Union - orange juice; Colgate Inn - sausage,
                                                                                                                                            pancakes, fresh fruit, coffee and tea; and, Parry’s
                                                                                                                                            - tickets and posters. Without this kind of
ment. At Crouse Community
Center, she is a member of what                  BY JULIE DUDRICK                         “It was a perfect day”, said Bays, who            community support the breakfast could not
she feels is “another hard work-                                                       took her group to the Hamilton Inn after-            happen.
ing board.” The particular chal-       More than 200 French students from              ward for a French meal. “The movie was                   Thanks also goes out to those who advertised
lenges for the Community Me-        five area high schools and Colgate Uni-            just right; the kids were able to catch a lot        on our special placemats: Alliance Bank - Ron
morial Hospital Foundation re-      versity took a break from their classroom          of the dialogue. It was a unique cultural            Cleveland; Alliance Bank - Diane Bunn; Alliance
volve around fundraising.           studies to see the dramatic comedy                 event.”                                              Bank - Matt Norris; Bob Kuiper - Appraisals;
   “The foundation has had diffi-   “Comme une image (Look at Me)” at the                 Bays said that she very much appreci-             Full Bloom Florist - Linda Faraone; Mang
culty meeting its goals as          Hamilton Theater last Thursday. Pre-               ated that admission was free for school              Insurance Agency - David Craine; Community
quickly as the board had hoped,”    sented in French with English subtitles,           groups, thanks to the theater’s Educa-               Taxi; Blue Ox; Wachovia Securities - Peter V.
says Wheler, who both serves        the film depicts the relationship be-              tional Programming Fund. The fund is                 Smith; Cossitt Concrete Products; Dunn, Bruno
and supports Community Me-          tween a teenager and her egotistical fa-           supported by major grants from the                   & St. Leger - Gary Bruno; Ivan D. Gowan, MD;
morial. “Philanthropy is the soul   ther.                                              Hinman Foundation and from Hamilton                  Adventure Bikes & Boards; Roger’s Market;
of our existence. The hospital is      Sherburne-Earlville Central School              Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medi-                 Computers on Hand, LLC - Vicki Taylor; David
an important industry in the        French teacher Janice Bays first in-               cine, as wellas by other gifts.                      Sonn, Attorney At Law; JEM Spaces - Jane Erb;
area with the people it employs     quired about screening the film for stu-              “We ‘re delighted that so many area               Susie Gustafson Real Estate; Hamilton Village
and the people it serves and be-    dents in her French club.                          students were able to join us for this               Real Estate. Shane Andrews and Matt Norris
cause you may need these ser-          Other schools were then invited to              film,” said Hamilton Theater’s Chuck                 were instrumental in the creation of these
vices, it is essential Community    join in, with groups attending from Nor-           Fox. He added that a screening of the                placemats.
Memorial Hospital be in a good,     wich, Hamilton, Waterville, Oneida and             historical documentary “The New                          The Hamilton Rotary Club truly appreciates
strong position.”                   Colgate.                                           World” is scheduled for area history and             the support of those who contributed their re-
   Barbara Wheler is helping           Two screenings were scheduled to ac-            social studies classes on Thursday April             sources, time and appetites to make this commu-
lead the way.                       commodate the groups.                              13.                                                  nity event a great success. Thanks to you all.
                                                                                                                                     HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, APRIL 5, 2006/3

        IN BRIEF                                                                                                                                         Colgate to
                                                                                                                                                         host ethics
  Seven students hired to
  lead entrepreneurship

     Seven Morrisville State
  College students have been
  hired to lead the Morrisville
  State College Entrepreneur-
  ship Institute. MSCEI is a                                                                                                                                Colgate University’s Upstate Institute
  student-run organization                                                                                                                               will hold a workshop examining ethics and
  which provides local busi-                                                                                                                             entrepreneurship in the region at 4:15
  nesses, non-profit agencies                                                                                                                            p.m. Thursday April 20 in the Green Room
  and charitable organizations                                                                                                                           of the Colgate Inn in Hamilton.
  with opportunities to part-                                                                                                                               The event, which is titled “Ethics and
  ner with qualified students                                                                                                                            Entrepreneurship in Upstate: Developing
  studying information tech-                                                                                                                             Responsible Leaders for the 21st Century,”
  nology. Students gain real-                                                                                                                            will feature presidents Rebecca S. Chopp
  world experience while             The Edward R. Andrews Drug Quiz team defeated the Morrisville-Eaton Board of Education in the annual drug           of Colgate and Raymond W. Cross of
  earning an income providing        question challenge during the recent board of education meeting. The youngsters were quicker to answer and had      Morrisville State College, as well as other
  services such as creating          a quicker recall of the questions associated with drug education. Shown in the photo: Claudia Loomis, timekeeper,   local business and community leaders. It
  customized Web sites, e-           Mary Bartlett, judge, the members of the Drug Quiz team including Cassie O’Brien, Rachel Edinger, Alex Clark,       is free and open to the public.
  commerce sites, creating ad-       Mike Vreeland and Lindsay Clark. Next to the team is Matt Episcopo, moderator and members of the school                Chopp and Cross will kick off the gath-
  vertising and marketing            board, including Marian Whitney, Jim Stokes, Murry Ames, Carolyn Gerakopoulos and Leslie Ashcraft.                  ering with a keynote address examining
  plans, computer network                                                                                                                                ethics and entrepreneurship. The talk will
  services, and basic business
     Through MSCEI, students
                                     M-E school board drafts budget                                                                                      be followed by a panel discussion which
                                                                                                                                                         will touch on an employer responsibility,
                                                                                                                                                         stockholder accountability, philanthropy
  have opportunities to di-                       BY DANA SUE MILLER                          concerns.                                                  in the community, and business ethics,
  rectly apply their technical                                                                   Also in attendance were more than a dozen               among other issues.
  and entrepreneurial skills            The Morrisville-Eaton School Board ac-                members of Brian McDowell’s journalism
  and experience how the             cepted defeat gracefully as the Edward R.                class at Morrisville State College, who were               Panel participants include:
  business world works. That         Andrews Drug Quiz team once again                        meeting a class requirement to attend a pub-                  Catherine Ann Bertini, professor of
  experience includes work-          outscored them in the annual Drug Quiz                   lic meeting and report on it.                              practice in public administration at the
  ing directly with customers,       team challenge. The students who partici-                   Principal Jonathan Bryant reported that                 Maxwell School at Syracuse University
  negotiating projects, build-       pated in the annual drug quiz competition                the district wide chorus and band concert                  and former under-secretary general for
  ing and delivering projects,       showed that they had learned a lot about                 held last month was “phenomenal, thanks to                 management at the United Nations and
  and providing support after        current drugs and their effects.                         directors Cindy Martin, Shari O’Connor,                    executive director of the World Food Pro-
  each project has been com-            The board congratulated them for their                James McCarthy and Maureen VanVechten.                     gram.
  pleted.                            efforts.                                                 He also informed the board that two students,                 J. Richard “Dick” Munro, former chair-
     For more information               Karen Zemora, a parent of a third grader,             Steven Buell and Adam Campbell, were se-                   man and CEO of Time Inc. and Time
  about MSCEI, call the School       read a letter asking the board to consider               lected to attend the American Legion Boys’                 Warner
  of Business at 315-684-6056,       adding a fourth teacher for this class for the           State conference this June, and Jessica                       Jack Webb, chairman, president, and
  or log on to the Institute’s       fall when they will be in fourth grade. She              Simmons was chosen to attend the Girls’                    CEO of Alliance Financial Corporation
  Web site at mscei.org.             said that as a parent volunteer, she sees the            State conference.                                          Colgate’s Upstate Institute serves as a re-
                                     necessity for the small class size that would               In new business, the board received a sec-              source for organizations and individuals

                                     result. She expressed concerns for safety                ond draft of the proposed budget for the 2006-             seeking regional expertise or information
   What’s                            and quality individual time as two impor-
                                     tant results of such an addition. A second
                                                                                              2007. Interim Superintendent Patrick Curtin
                                                                                              reported that this draft reflected the best es-
                                                                                                                                                         about upstate New York. Directed by a
                                                                                                                                                         senior member of the faculty the organiza-
   the word                          parent, Lisa Cook, also expressed similar                timate of proposed state budget.                           tion has inventoried the interests of more
                                                                                                                                                         than 40 members of the Colgate faculty and
                                                                                                                                                         staff whose work relates to upstate New
   And outside the window was
like a map, except that it was in    Hospital coders receive validation                                                                                  York, from the environment and ecology
                                                                                                                                                         of the region to its history, arts, and
three dimensions and it was life-                                                                                                                        economy.
                                         Members of the Community Memorial healthcare. Coded data is also used internally
size because it was the thing that
                                      Hospital Coding Department didn’t suspect by institutions for quality management ac-
it was a map of.
                                      they were among the nation’s best despite tivities, case-mix management, planning,
                  -Mark Haddon what their supervisors told them. In fact, marketing and other administrative and re-

   Midnite strikes. I climb out the
                                      they looked a tad apprehensive when they search activities.                                                        Colgate Inn
                                                                                                                                                         hosts egg hunt
                                      were invited to a special luncheon held in         “I am shocked,” said Biedermann, a regis-
window, descend the fire escape,
                                      mid-March. Apprehension turned to disbe- tered health information technician and certi-
and run through the city, staying
                                      lief when hospital Presi-                                              fied coding specialist,
in back alleys and unlit streets. I
                                      dent David W. Felton                                                   who was well aware of the                      The Colgate Inn is proud to sponsor the
keep an eye out for any and all
                                      presented coding man-                                                  “Top 200” list but thought                  Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April
enemies who dare to venture into
                                      ager Pat Biedermann                                                    a small hospital would                      15. Children ages 10 and under are encour-
the night. Though they are many
                                      with an award emblem-                                                  never be able to climb up                   aged to come hunt for eggs and to visit the
and I am one, I will fight this
                                      atic of Community Me-                                                  among the elite. “The                       Easter Bunny. The Egg Hunt will take
battle alone.
                                      morial 34th place rank-                                                award represents the                        place on the Village Green beginning at 10
             -Lysley A. Tenorio ing among 866 hospitals                                                      hard work that goes on                      a.m. Some of the eggs will contain tickets
                                      nationwide in its cat-                                                 behind the scenes after a                   for prizes from local merchants to be
   We        were      Explorers,
                                      egory, according to the                                                patient leaves the hospi-                   awarded at the end of the hunt. Many eggs
Fortuneseekers, Traveling Ne-
                                      American Health Infor-                                                 tal. It truly is a credit to                will contain gold coins.
groes from New York- often ac-
                                      mation Management As-                                                  the whole medical records                      There will be separate egg hunting area
companied by our slight white
                                      sociation. Making the                                                  staff and the excellent job                 for different age groups. We hope you’ll
neighbor, Warner. We asked him
                                      top 200 is considered an                                               they do every day.”                         bring your family to participate in the
the day we met him on the front
                                      outstanding achieve- Coding Manager Pat Biedermann, left, with cod-       Kim           Clement-                   “eggtravaganza.”
porch, in the cruel way kids do,                                  ers Tammy Sullivan, Marilyn Crandall and Eldridge, director of
                                      ment.                                                                                                                 There is no charge for this event. Com-
why he was weak, rawboned. His
                                         “I told you guys Brenda Thieben.                                    health information man-                     plimentary snack and beverages will be
sister, Desiree, stepped up, claim-
                                      you’re doing a great job,”                                             agement /performance                        served. Event sponsored by the Colgate
ing he was born premature, but
                                      exclaimed Biedermann to coders Marilyn improvement agrees that the award high-                                     Inn.
our mother whispered his limbs,
                                      Crandall, Tammy Sullivan and Brenda lights both the excellence of the coding de-
his shrunken chest looked more
                                      Thieben.                                         partment and the efforts of her entire staff.                        Easter Egg Decorating Contest
like he suffered the effects of fetal
                                         Medical coding is a recording system in         “The award really validates that the coders                             Winners will receive:
alcohol syndrome. Our mother,
                                      which verbal and written descriptions of dis- are doing a tremendous job and that the clerks                             Children First Place: $30 gift
the nurse, now had license to di-
                                      eases, injuries and procedures - the informa- are turning over charts with all the informa-                                   certificate to Maxwell’s
agnose the world.
                                      tion collected for every patient who visits the tion available. It is truly a team effort.”                             Children Second Place: $15 gift
                 -Whitney Davis hospital - is translated into numeric or alpha-          “Coding is painstaking, meticulous work                                    certificate to Maxwell’s
                                      numeric designations. The arcane combina- and the women in our department have an                                        Children Third Place: $10 gift
Clues: 1. Stone minus saint plus
                                      tion of art and science is exacting, stressful outstanding record as judged by regulatory                                     certificate to Maxwell’s
three minus F 2. From twelve to       and essential since without those translations agencies and insurance companies,” said
one 3. Nash’s House                                                                                                                                          Adult First Place: $30 gift certificate
                                      hospitals would not be reimbursed by insur- Felton. “Now, to be recognized among the                                               to Colgate Inn
               Answer on page 8. ance companies and vital records would be best in the country, is a real testament to the
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                                 EDITORIAL                                                  Greek proverb: A gift, though small, is welcome
          Local theatre is                                                                     I proudly wish to announce
                                                                                            that I’m putting on a benefit
                                                                                            concert at Common Grounds. In
                                                                                                                                                                   introspective, soul-searching,
                                                                                                                                                                   self-defining ego echo having at
                                                                                                                                                                   itself. These songs are mostly
           alive and well
                                                                                            a past life, I was once a                                              mellow and self-fulfilling,
                                                                                            songwriter, toiling in obscurity                                       basically my alternative to a
                                                                                            with rhythm and rhyme. I                                               psychiatrist’s couch. Though
                                                                                            wrote hundreds of songs and                           On the job they didn’t make me any
    This is the time of year to see a show. Whether it’s
                                                                                            forgot more than I kept. Now I                                         money, they saved me a bunch.
 a fourth grade song and dance or a high school musi-                                       sing to soothe my soul, and                                               Way back when I was young,
 cal or a talent company coming to town, everyone                                           maybe raise a few bucks for the                                        making guitars out of shoeboxes
 should rush for seats because the commute is short                                         academic decathlon team.            make it believable.                and mike stands out of broom-
 and the price is right. From “The Pajama Game” to                                          Coincidentally, those are Greek        It’s no secret that my son is a sticks and the cardboard inside
 “Anne Frank” to “Kiss Me Kate” to “That’s Country”                                         words meaning ‘a lot of study-      member of the Cazenovia            a toilet paper roll, I knew I was
 to “The Cemetery Club,” it’s not far to go for live                                        ing’ and the most famous Greek,     Academic Decathlon team. We        meant for something. Wood-
                                                                                            Homer, was also a songwriter.       have the same last name, which peckers peck wood, beavers
 action theatre at bargain prices.                                                             Back in the day of my youth,     was handed down from my            build dams and salmon swim
    The public should demand more of these shows.                                           the woodland animals taught         grandfather to my father. Before upstream; I was meant for this
 Whether backstage, front stage, participating or in                                        me rudimentary guitar, if only      that, we don’t know where it       concert, to sing my songs to
 the audience, it’s all part of community culture. It’s a                                   to keep me from scratching          came from. My father, if he        help raise money for my son’s
 good reason to get off the couch and support the local                                     myself. My bleeding fingertips      were alive, would say some-        team.
 efforts and ambitions.                                                                     hardened through the years on       thing like this: Winning the          My father used to say he
                                                                                            the gnarly necks of the reticent    states two years in a row, that’s wanted to be called Salmon,
    The Cazenovia College Theatre, tucked inside
                                                                                            instruments that were afforded      unheard of. My father missed       because he always went against
 Lincklaen Street, between the Lincklaen House and                                          me. The condescending chanti-       both champion seasons. He also the grain. My dad was the
 the post office, is a throwback of an entertainment                                        cleers were affronted when I        missed the Yankees and Mets in Trojan Salmon of mixed meta-
 facility. It evokes an old-time feel reminiscent of                                        dared to sing and regarded my       the World Series and 9/11. He’s phors. He would be proud of me
 vaudeville days, capturing a romance with the                                              trespass with haughtiness.          missed a lot.                      singing for a cause. He would
 charm of downtown Cazenovia. This venue is far                                             Repelled but undaunted, I              Mortality, which is also        say something like this: You
                                                                                            journeyed to the mountains and      Greek for ‘kicking the bucket,’    sing like a hyena on roller
 superior to mall movies in multi-plexes, with their
                                                                                            eventually discovered my voice      is quite a difficult thing to sing skates.
 excruciating volumes, tedious trailers and popcorn                                         in the breath of an avalanche       about. I can write the songs, but     Anyway, I will humbly sing
 as pricey as the admission fee.                                                            and the subtle but earthly          they choke me up on the way        my songs at 7 p.m. Saturday
    Good theatre is like good food. It’s tasteful, enjoy-                                   scrape of rocks rolling over one    out. So I won’t be singing any of April 8 at Common Grounds.
 able, easy to look at, fills you up and gives you nour-                                    another.                            those songs Saturday night.        Bring a couple of bucks to throw
 ishment. The staging is engaging, sometimes enrag-                                            Homer, named after a small       And I won’t be singing any         in the box for the kids. They
 ing, sometimes amazing. Keep local theatre alive.                                          town near Cortland, couldn’t hit    drinking songs, not in the         need some lunch money for
                                                                                            a ball over the fence to save his   hallowed halls of Common           their trip to Texas. Maybe I can
 Attend it well and applaud the talent. Some may                                            life. He was visually impaired,     Grounds. I won’t sing any          get some of them to come up
 even have the courage to join in. A community that                                         blind as a Louisville Slugger.      Springsteen or Beatles; you’ll     and sing, but not my son. He
 hums together comes together.                                                              He told a story about a one-eyed    have to go the Steps on a          sings like a penguin in the
                                                                                            monster called the Cyclops. In      Sunday to hear that stuff. I’m     desert. But when it comes to
                                                                                            the land of the blind, the one-     leaving the honky-tonk women       this academic decathlon stuff,
                                 IN HISTORY                                                 eyed man is king. Only a blind
                                                                                            guy could make up a story of an
                                                                                                                                Mustang Sally, Rosalita and
                                                                                                                                Runaround Sue home.
                                                                                                                                                                   he can really kick a homer. My
                                                                                                                                                                   father would be proud, but not
                                                                                            army hiding inside a horse and         What you will hear is my        as proud as I am.
    April 6, 1896 - First modern Olympic Games opened in Ath-
 ens, Greece.
    April 7, 1949 - Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize                               FROM THE MAIL BAG
 winner “South Pacific” opened on Broadway.
    April 10, 1866 - The American Society for Prevention of Cru-                            Thanks for bowling                  Emrich Welding, Equine &           make our “Cazenovia Coaches
 elty to Animals (ASPCA) was chartered.                                                                                         Pine, Flowers on Main Street,      vs. Colgate” basketball game
    April 11, 1921 - Iowa imposed the first state cigarette tax.                            tourney help                        Gene Gissin Photography,           fundraiser a success again this
    April 12, 1861 - The Civil War began when Fort Sumter was                               To the editor,                      Golden Pheasant, Haaf Build-       year.
 attacked.                                                                                     On behalf of the Cazenovia       ers, Hair Parlor, Hideaway            A high quality, high energy
                                                                                            Firemen’s Auxiliary I would         Café, Hidden Pond Gardens,         game was played by both teams,
                                                                                            like to thank the many busi-        Hughes Distributors, J.C.          with the Colgate team just barely
                                                                                            nesses and individuals for the      Lucas, Jean Foster Chiroprac-      pulling ahead of the coaches at
                                                                                            generous donations that they        tic, JLS Sales, Joanne Bartell,    the last minute for the win, 67-

                       Tribune                                                              made to the 36th Annual Madi-
                                                                                            son County No-Tap Bowling
                                                                                            Tournament that we sponsored
                                                                                            on Feb. 11 and 12.
                                                                                                                                John Churchill, Johnny
                                                                                                                                Appleseed, Key Bank,
                                                                                                                                Kimberley’s, Kinney Drugs,
                                                                                                                                Lincklaen House, M & T Bank,
                                                                                                                                                                   65. This year’s Cazenovia team
                                                                                                                                                                   included boys and girls coaches
                                                                                                                                                                   and faculty members from all
                                                                                                                                                                   three schools and even included
                                    72 Albany St.,                                             They are: Albert’s Restau-       MacKinnon Liquors, Magee’s         members of the board of educa-
                            Cazenovia, New York 13035
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School days...good ol’ tuition days                                                                               NEIGHBORHOOD NATURALIST
                                                                                                                  Big Blue
   By now, or very soon, all the                                             tion haves and have-nots, the
paint-by-number spaces in the                                                haves being the wealthy, the rest
college/university admissions                          Donald                of us left out? Another revolu-
                                                                                                                        BY POLLY MONZ               down, both eyes binocularly
picture, class of 2010, will have                                            tion? Led by whom? It’ll not be a
been filled in, many of them in                         Krueger              president or a Congress, too self-                                     peering beneath the surface.
shades of gray - for those paying                                            centered and too obsessed with          Big blue is due. By the time   An unlucky fish or frog who
the bills. Considering the                                                   political power and self-preser-    you read this, the greatblue       ventures near is caught by a
                                                        Cazenovia                                                herons should be majestically      lightning thrust of the bill, and
picture this year, what are                                                  vation. Irate “middle-class”
parents and their young’uns to
                                                       curmudgeon            parents? Recent graduates, now      flying over. Long legs stretched   swallowed head first—still
do for next...and the next? Still                                            defaulting on their student         out behind, and long neck          kicking sometimes.
higher tuitions, more applicants      religious instruction.                 loans? Corporate America? Ha!       tucked in, they flap their wings      If catching isn’t going well,
for fewer spaces in the colleges of       A second revolution came           The military? That’s a thought.     in a slow steady beat.             they slowly walk, lifting each
choice. And out in the world the      with the Morrill Act in 1862,          Bill and Melinda Gates?                 While it may look like slow    foot and placing it impercepti-
number of jobs requiring              each state receiving 30,000 acres         Maybe parents, and legisla-      motion compared to the wing        bly in the water, without
bachelor degrees growing, the         of land for colleges to be agents of   tors and boards of education,       beats of most birds, they can      making a ripple. In a hurry
number of graduates growing           the community and the country          should look at the idea of work,    make good travel time. With        they can walk rapidly, and even
more: “College grads appear           as a whole - land-grant colleges,      real work, not make work, in        their six-foot wing span, they     run on land.
more vulnerable than in the           many today’s major state               exchange for tuition. There are     have been clocked flying 35           Fish aren’t the only prey.
past.”                                universities - to provide broad        a few successful models of this     m.p.h.                             Anything small that moves
   Time for a major change in         liberal and practical education        concept, secondary and higher           As they fly along, they often     is fair game. Toads, sala-
course - a revolution? Revolu-        for the expanding population.          education for “economically         give a unique low-pitched          manders, snakes, dragonflies
tions in education do happen.         My mother, then a farm girl,           disadvantaged” young people:        croaking call. One of their        and even mice, voles and small
Ben Franklin led one: his             graduated from the University of       Berea College and Alice Lloyd       colloquial names is “crank,”       birds are caught on land.
Philadelphia Academy pre-             Missouri with a degree in home         College in Kentucky, College of     because of this sound. People         Today’s landscape fashion for
pared students - boys - for           economics; went out to do              the Ozarks in Missouri, Warren      often also call them cranes,       backyard pools has provided a
“everyday living,” not solely         extension work with farm               Wilson in North Carolina,           probably because they remind       new source for dinner. Most
for the ministry as did the           wives.                                 Blackburn in Illinois. Alice        them of the long-necked birds      suburbanites aren’t too happy
Harvards and the Yales of the             Revolution part three was the      Lloyd for one does not take         in Oriental art. True cranes fly   to have their pampered pet koi
day. There followed “female           post-World War II GI Bill -            government funds and will send      with legs tucked up and neck       devoured. But if you provide
academies,” and Princeton             affordable and accessible higher       promising students on to            stretched—just the opposite.       the fish, don’t be surprised if a
College, Queen’s College              ed for the many who might              graduate study tuition-free. All    They really are herons, and we     great blue heron comes to visit.
(Rutgers), King’s College             never before even thought of           are fully accredited and rank       should call them that.                They are here on my prop-
(Columbia) and, truly revolu-         going to college. Today it’s the       high in the annual U.S. News            Sometimes when it is too       erty all the time hunting, but
tionary for the time, the idea        Montgomery GI Bill which,              best colleges report.               dark to see, you hear their call,  they don’t nest here. So I’ve
that the state, not the church,       unfortunately, has not kept up            Here in Cazenovia?               and know they are flying over.     never witnessed their interest-
should be responsible for             with private and public college        Cazenovia College? At the rate      Unlike most birds they are         ing courtship. I’ve read there is
citizens’ education. In 1852          tuition inflation - 290 percent in     we’re going won’t most of us be     active both day and night;         fluffing, stretching, clicking of
John Henry Newman published           the past few years!                    “economically disadvantaged         dawn and dusk are favorite         bill together and slow circling
his “The Idea of a University” -          What are families to do? Will      in the near future? Are Bill and    times.                             flights. And they usually
secular, no church control, no        we see, as we once did, educa-         Melinda listening?                      Mostly they are summer         choose a new mate each year,
                                                                                                                 residents, here from April to      even though they return to the
                                                                                                                 October, but some stay all year.   same site.
How tea leaves me                                                                                                If there is open water and food
                                                                                                                 to catch, they may spend the
                                                                                                                                                       A pair may nest singly, but
                                                                                                                                                    they usually prefer the com-
   My perfect cup of tea does                                                tea in a large pot, until the       winter. They migrate either        pany of others, even building in
more than taste great; it evokes                                             leaves give up their dark,          singly or in small groups, flying  the same tree. He gathers most
memories of sitting on my                             Samanthi               mellow flavor. She stirs in a few very high, to the southeastern       of the big sticks; she builds the
grandmother’s porch in the
morning while the day is still
                                                      Martinez               spoonfuls of condensed milk         states, the Caribbean and even
                                                                             and natural brown sugar to give to northern South America.
                                                                                                                                                    platform lined with pine
                                                                                                                                                    needles, small twigs, grass and
dewy and fresh, and birds have                                               it a creamy sweetness that              One spring morning several     moss. Both incubate the eggs.
already begun their ruckus
                                                          Tea &              satisfies the stomach and the       years ago, I awoke to see eight    Males usually take the day
overhead in tall tropical trees.                        simplicity           taste buds alike.                   herons in my pond. Overnight       shift, while she sits at night. A
   Many people are fooled                                                       Sri Lanka is not a coffee kind they had found rest in my small      very modern couple you’d have
because my last name is of                                                   of place. Though I am sure the      body of water on their trip        to say, sharing parental duties.
Mexican origin, but my parents        prevented small children from          coffee trend has made its way       north. I was so happy to have         We have so much water here
came to the US from Sri Lanka         falling out, and wooden shutters       there, like DVDs and designer       provided a “motel” for them.       in lake, ponds and streams your
(the tiny teardrop isle at the        kept out the rain and damp             handbags have, tea is still             They can take the cold as      chances for seeing one of these
southern tip of India). Though I      night air. Inside, floors were         queen of the island. Tea can’t be long as they have water without      beautiful birds this summer are
left Sri Lanka when I was in          smooth cement, polished and            guzzled, or tossed back like a      a bit of ice on it. They can’t     good. Enjoy them. We almost
kindergarten, I have vivid            stained in the fashionable color       shot of espresso. It must be        hunt in water covered in even      lost them to plume hunters
memories of my visits there.          of the day - my grandmother’s          savored, lingered over, and         the thinnest ice, because their    before 1923. With protection
Life in Sri Lanka (once called        were rich chestnut brown.              definitely, most unhurriedly        bill works like barbecue tongs –   their numbers have rebounded.
Ceylon) is so different than life     Combined with the flamingo             shared. If a glorious cup of        not an ice pick.                   Shooting isn’t the only way
in the US that even the mun-          pink-washed plastered walls            English-style tea doesn’t evoke         Mostly they stand with their   they can be decimated. Road
dane will sound preposterous.         and antique furniture, it looked       thoughts of persistent sunshine, feet wet. With stoic patience         building, logging and develop-
   My grandparents lived in a         to me like a scene from a              and playing a lazy game of          they wait totally still, head bent ment that destroy nesting are
house that had already been in        coloring book.                         croquet on a flat green lawn, I     forward, bill pointed straight     today’s threats.
the family for three genera-             In the mornings, when my            don’t know what will. Tea is a
tions. It was nestled in a parcel
                                                                                                                                   LETTERS POLICY
                                      grandfather was ensconced in           drink like Wimbledon is a
of land in a suburb of capital        his rattan recliner chair on the       tennis match.
city Colombo, and while               verandah, we children would               The first time my daughter
Colombo was a typical metro,          wake to the sounds of squawk-          Rachel’s boyfriend Eric enjoyed             The Tribune welcomes letters on subjects of interest to
with dust, diesel fumes, and the      ing birds, already starting their      a real cup of Sri Lankan En-               our readers. All letters must bear a daytime telephone
bustle of city life, my grandpar-     chattering calls. If the birds         glish-style tea, he immediately            number. The telephone number will not be printed or
ents’ hometown of Attidiya was        didn’t wake you, the rays of           became a fan.                              released. The Tribune reserves the right to edit. Letters
placid and countrified. My first      sunlight slicing through the              “This is the best cup of tea             should be legible and no more than 500 words long.
trip back was when I was nine.        slats in the shutters did. I           I’ve ever had, Mrs. Martinez,”
I remembered enough about Sri
                                                                                                                       Anonymous letters receive no consideration. Letters can
                                      wander out groggily, following         he smiled.
Lanka not to be shaken by the         the voices of adults who are              Now, when I ask some                                                be:
endless heat and humidity: for a      already awake and reading the          afternoon, around four o’clock,                                     Mailed to:
9-year-old it meant I could wear      newspaper. My grandmother              “anyone care for a cup of tea?”                             Hamilton Morrisville Tribune
sandals and shorts every day.         appears with a tray of hot             Eric is the first one to say, “Yes,                                P.O. Box 301
   But some things about Sri          English breakfast tea in grace-        please.” That simple cup,                                     Cazenovia, N.Y. 13035
Lanka, I had forgotten after          ful china cups and saucers. Sri        sipped slowly, savored and
                                                                                                                                                 Faxed to:
nearly five years in the States.      Lanka boasts the world’s finest        appreciated, inspires harmony
The country houses didn’t have        tea, grown in verdant planta-          and presses an internal restart                                       655-3813
glass in their windows. What          tions in the hilly, cool center of     button. My grandmother would                                      E-mailed to:
did you need glass for? Stout         the island. My grandmother             be proud.                                                    republican@cnylink.com
iron bars shut out animals and        brews the mahogany-colored

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                                                   HAMILTON ROTARY NEWS
                                                   Governor Gortner visits
                                                            BY JANE ERB

                                                      A glorious spring day greeted
                                                   Hamilton Rotarians as they gath-
                                                   ered at the Colgate Inn on Thurs-
                                                                     day, March 30
                                                     Eye On          for their weekly
                                                                        Happy Dol-
                                                                     lars were begun
                                                                     with Phil Alley
                                                    Local News offering his dol-
                                                                     lar because he
                                                   was happy to be at the meeting.
                                                   Maria Parenti had a dollar be-
                                                   cause she, too, was happy that
                                                   Alley was in attendance. Dave
                                                   Roach gave a dollar to celebrate
                                                   the victory of the Colgate men’s     Hamilton Rotary welcomed Rotary District Governor Jerry Gortner and Heritage
                                                   lacrosse team over Navy. Fred        Farm Executive Director Stephanie Sauro to their March 30 meeting.
                                                   Thibodeau donated a dollar for
                                                   his safe return home from his re-    Jerry Gortner, joined the meet-        house, grow crops in the garden,
                                                   cent trip to China. And Charlie      ing. He brought everyone up to         and develop skills that will lead
                                                   Naef and Bonnie Cossitt both         date on the projects and activi-       to more independence in their
                                                   wanted to celebrate the beauti-      ties of various clubs within our       personal lives and communities.
                                                   ful weather.                         district. Many are sponsoring          Among the services offered are
                                                      President Maria reminded          water projects throughout the          day habilitation, supported em-
                                                   the membership about the Ro-         world as well as literacy efforts      ployment, service education and
                                                   tary Leadership Institute com-       in foreign nations.                    coordination for the families, a
                                                   ing up on April 8 at VVS. She           The speaker was Stephanie           respite program for caregivers
                                                   encouraged members to attend.        Sauro, executive director of           and a summer program for
                                                      The Roses for the Living din-     Heritage Farm. Stephanie               school age children.
                                                   ner is scheduled for Thursday        joined Heritage Farm in Octo-             More than 100 families are
                                                   April 27 at the Colgate Inn. There   ber 2004. Heritage Farm, Inc. is       served by the farm which re-
                                                   will be no regular luncheon          a private not-for-profit agency        ceives 90 percent of its funding
                                                   meeting that day. Tickets for the    providing an array services to         from federal sources and the
                                                   dinner may be purchased for $26      persons with developmental dis-        remainder from local charities,
                                                   per person.                          abilities. Services are provided       among them Hamilton Rotary.
                                                      Barbara Albrecht, Pancake         in the setting of an actual work-         The Hamilton Public Li-
                                                   Breakfast chairperson, reported      ing farm of 200 acres.                 brary book donation was “The
                                                   that the breakfast on March 11          Participants help with the          Mature Mind: The Positive
                                                   brought in $3585.                    care of small farm animals, learn      Power of the Aging Brain” by
                                                      Our Rotary District Governor,     horticultural skills in the green-     Gene D. Cohen.

                                                   HAMILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
                                                   Building debt is paid off
                                                         BY BARBARA COGER           to admire the local talent. The            by Dee Henderson, “Changing
                                                                                    library has already received a             Faces” by Kimberla Lawson
                                                      Mark your calendars for the   diverse group of paintings,                Roby, “The Last Templar “by
                                                   Annual Open House between 2      handwoven goods, wood work,                Raymond Khoury, “The
                                                   and 4 p.m. Saturday April 8.     and several forms of textile art.          Templar Legacy” by Steve
                                                   The Friends of the Library are      There are still basketball              Berry, “The Protégé” by
                                                   sponsoring this event and will   photos waiting to be picked up             Stephen Frey, “Mad River
                                                                     be celebrating by some of you. And there should           Road” by Joy Fielding, “The
                                                     Eye On          both National
                                                                     Library Week
                                                                                    be the photo album from the                Painted Drum” by Louise
                                                                                    HCS musical, “Kiss Me Kate.”               Erdrich
                                                                     and the fact      There are some people                      Mysteries: “Oh Danny Boy”
                                                                     that the       willing to make audiotapes of              by Rhys Bowen, “Aunt Dimity
                                                                     building debt  books that are not available as            and the Deep Blue Sea” by
                                                    Local News       has been       commercial sound recordings.               Nancy Atherton, “Grape
                                                                     retired.          A MohawkValley perinatal                Expectations” by Tamar
                                                      Mingle with the local speak-  network enrollment representa-             Myers, “Irish Crystal” by
                                                   ers, musicians, artists and      tive will be at the library on             Andrew Greeley
                                                   craftspeople and sample the      April 13 and 27 to discuss free               Large type: “Saving Fish
                                                   refreshments provided by the     or low cost health insurance               from Drowning” by Amy Tan,
                                                   Bakers Batch. Visit with         options. Call 1-877-267-6193 or            “The Old Wine Shades” by
                                                   friends and make new acquain- 732-4657 to schedule an ap-                   Martha Grimes.
                                                   tances for a celebration of the  pointment.                                    The library is open 11 a.m. to
                                                   library community as a whole.       Some of the new titles                  8 p.m. Monday through Friday
                                                   Your commitment to the library include:                                     and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
                                                   has indeed made a difference.       Adult fiction: “The Rebels of           Call the library, 824-3060, during
                                                      The second annual Commu-      Ireland” by Edward                         these hours for assistance.
                                                   nity Art Exhibit will also be in Rutherfurd, “Magic Hour” by                  Barbara Coger is library director of the
                                                   place, so you will have a chance Kristin Hannah, “The Witness”              Hamilton Public Library.

                                                   MORRISVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
                                                   Check out the Brazilian bugs
                                                     BY MICHELLE A. FORWARD             your Easter dinner (and then           prize is a $100 gas card at Mobil
                                                                                        planted outside after), and one        and second prize is a $50 Mobil
                                                     We are having an Easter            children’s Easter basket filled        gas card. The drawing will be
                                                   basket raffle. Tickets may be        with Easter goodies. The               held on May 1. With the gas
                                                                    purchased           children’s Easter basket is on         prices rising, won’t it be
                                                     Eye On         from board          display at the circulation desk.       wonderful to win our raffle?
                                                                    members or at       The drawing will be held on               Proceeds from both raffles
                                                                    the circulation     Friday April 14.                       will go to help fund our Madison
                                                                    desk. Tickets          We are holding a Mobil gas          County Bicentennial celebra-
                                                                    are $1 apiece.      card raffle. Tickets can be            tion. Details on that will follow
                                                   Local News There will be             purchased from any library             soon.
                                                                    one adult           board member or staff as well as          The E.R. Andrews students
                                                   basket filled with flowers that      at the circulation desk. Tickets       have their art on display in the
                                                   can serve as a centerpiece for       are $1 each or 6 for $5. First
                                                                                                                                     See M’ville Library, page 8
                                                                                                                          HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, APRIL 5, 2006/7

     Five Corner
                                      Photo Guy
                                        New on-line digital photo pro-     BUSINESS PROFILE
                                      cessing. Ready in one hour.
        Buzz                          photo-guy.biz. Open Monday
                                      through Saturday noon to 7 p.m.
                                                                           Elegance and romance splashes downtown
Adventure Bikes and                                                                       BY WILLIE KIERNAN                        but we also get a lot of traffic from Fayetteville,
Boards                                                                                                                             Manlius and Dewitt.”
   Showroom bikes have ar-                 Main Street                        Albany Street in Cazenovia will never be con-           The Eldridges are eagerly anticipating the up-
rived with the addition of Trek                                            fused with Fifth Avenue in Manhattan or Rodeo coming programs the Historical Cazenovia Busi-
bikes as well as Gary Fisher and              Buzz                         Drive in Beverly Hills, but it does have its ness District Association is beginning to activate,
Lemond.                                                                    splashes of elegance and romance. One such shop including billboard, TV and radio ads. They in-
Computers on Hand                     N.Y. Pizza                           is Isabella, a fashionable                                                         tend to present makeover
   Visit our cybercenter offering        Specials include two large        ladies’ boutique in the                                                            and shoe events, jewelry
high speed internet access. $1        pizzas for $18 and one large pizza   center of the downtown                                                             trunk shows and special
per hour for children, $2 per hour    and 24 wings for $20.                business district.                                                                 nights catering to the la-
for adults. We offer faxing, copy-    Copper Turret                           Owned by Karen                                                                  dies.
ing and printing. Visit the              Watch for grand opening in        Eldridge and her daugh-                                                               “The HCBD is doing a
website                         at    April with food and drink spe-       ter Brittany, about to cel-                                                        good job of creating ex-
computersonhand.org for class         cials.                               ebrate their first full year                                                       citement,” said Karen.
information and hours of opera-       Dougherty’s Pharmacy                 in business, Isabella                                                              “We want to promote the
tion.                                    Try to shop locally and sup-      mixes big city shopping                                                            restaurants too, because
Colgate Book Store                    port the people that support the     with small town friendli-                                                          Cazenovia should be a des-
   Moosewood Restaurant cook-         community. Featuring a variety       ness. Brightly lit and                                                             tination.”
book signing, tasting and cook-       of candies, gifts, kitchenware,      warmly colored, the shop                                                              Isabella has many vari-
ing demonstration Saturday            Morrisville logo shirts and hats,    is an oasis radiating the                                                          eties and colors to choose
April 8 at 4 p.m. Enjoy free          decorative plates and more.          pliant texture of comfort.                                                         from as well as sizes and
samples.                           A and P Water Testing                   Impeccably decorated                                                               alteration services. They
Crowe’s Drug Store                   Keep ahead of the game;               with an understated                                                                feature gifts, such as dress-
   Crowe’s carries a variety of schedule your appointment now.             style, the store is invit-                                                         form jewelry organizers,
over-the-counter medications, Results take up to two weeks.                ing to women of every                                                              golf and tennis accessories
watches, designer fragrances, Have your water checked after                size with an eye for fash- Brittany and Karen Eldridge stand behind the counter in and a dazzling collection of
beauty needs, candies and more the spring thaw. Call for appoint-          ion. Featuring women’s Isabella, their shop on Albany Street in Cazenovia          fashionable       clothing.
and Crowe’s can order it if they ment, 684-3169                            clothing and accessories,                                                          There are two fitting rooms
don’t have it. Crowe’s accepts all Movie Gallery                           jewelry, hats, scarves, and a new line of sandals, on the premises with hardly ever a wait. The atmo-
medicare D plans and delivers.       Buy two, get two free previ-          they carry sizes from x-small to x-large and a vari- sphere is always casual and rush-free.
Evergreen Gallery                  ously viewed movies. Also, there        ety of styles.                                             Isabella is the ideal shop stop for the clueless
   Thank you to our patrons who are free Gallery rentals on                   Karen came from Cortland as a student and man who doesn’t know what to get her. Returning
came to the grand re-opening at Wednesday, Friday, Saturday                never went back. She wanted to open a shop for items locally is as easy as shopping locally. With
11 Lebanon St. and thanks for and Sunday.                                  years after having studied merchandising and so many great choices, it would be hard to mess
your continued support of the Morrisville Motors                           design at Cazenovia College. She assisted her hus- things up. There really isn’t a dog in the place,
gallery.                             Stop in for all your auto buy-        band in his dentistry practice and was able to except those adorable Penbroke Welsh Corgi book-
Cazenovia Jewelry                  ing needs. Come test drive a ve-        make her dream come true after he retired.              ends behind the counter.
   EGGStravaganza celebration hicle.                                          “We regularly shop at markets in Boston and             The essence of romance, Isabella is making a
until Easter.                      The Fort                                New York City to bring merchandise to scene on Albany Street. It’s a faraway fashion
Julie’s Shear Perfection             Monday night special 25 cent          Cazenovia so people don’t have to leave the area,” meets local shopping honeymoon, and the front
   Karen Still delivered a boy wings.                                      said Karen. “We encourage people to shop locally, door is open.
March 27. Caleb Lane weighed 8
lbs 14 oz.
Nichols and Beale
  For a snack or a meal. Fun food
and spirits, open Tuesday to Sun-
Hamilton Movie House
   Friday’s midnight movie:
“Harold and Kumar go to White
Castle.” Saturday Alliance Bank
children’s matinee series fea-
ture: “Pee Wee’s Big Adven-
ture,” sponsored by Ray’s Way-
side Furniture and Flooring and
Phi Delta Theta book and movie
club meet Sunday to view “One
Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
followed by discussion at the
Colgate Book Store.
   This week is the low early sea-
son special price of $349.99 on a
gorgeous, stainless steel BBQ
grill, only five in stock.
Sushi Blues
   Serving a variety of dishes
emphasizing that sushi is not just
raw fish, but also fresh veg-
etables and vinegared rice.
Hamilton Whole Foods
   More than just food, it’s almost
a gift shop, with candles, greet-
ing cards, pottery, jewelry and
alternative magazines.
Hamilton Flower Shop
   Stop in our Broad Street loca-
tion to see our new spring prod-
ucts, decorating ideas, fresh and
silk cut flowers, open everyday
but Sunday.
Maxwell’s Ice Cream
  Try our chocolate pizza and
angel wings. For Easter, try
chocolate dipped peeps, butter
cream eggs or choco-bunnies.
JJ’s Salon
   We offer manicures, spa pedi-
cures, acrylic nails, massage,
waxing, tanning and all hair ser-
vices. Open six days, closed Sun-

                                  Your news,       What’s the Word?   M’ville
                                Your newspaper
                                                     Answer: Our      Library
                                                                      Frompage 6
                                                                      library’s program room. Stop
                                                                      in during library hours and
                                                                      view the magnificent exhibit.
                                                                      It will be on display until
                                                                         Kiddies Korner will be back
                                                                      on Tuesday April 11 learning
                                                                      about Easter. Bring your
                                                                      toddler or preschooler in for
                                                                      stories, activities and an Easter
                                                                      Egg Hunt. All the fun begins at
                                                                      10:30 a.m. If you can’t make it
                                                                      that day, join them for frogs on
                                                                      April 25.
                                                                         The Friends of the Library
                                                                      are having their annual meet-
                                                                      ing at 7 p.m. Tuesday April 11.
                                                                      All new and old Friends mem-
                                                                      bers, as well as any one inter-
                                                                      ested in being a Friend, are
                                                                      welcome and encouraged to
                                                                      attend. Election of officers will
                                                                      take place. Refreshments will
                                                                      be served.
                                                                         Join us for Family Bingo
                                                                      night at 6:30 p.m. Friday April
                                                                      14 in the library’s program
                                                                      room. All kids are guaranteed a
                                                                      prize, and adults play for fun.
                                                                      Be sure to join us this month, as
                                                                      we will be taking a break from
                                                                      bingo for a few months. Re-
                                                                      freshments will be provided.
                                                                         The Board of Trustees is
                                                                      meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
                                                                      April 18 in the program room.
                                                                      The public is welcome to
                                                                         Todd Slabaugh has been
                                                                      gracious enough to share his
                                                                      rare Brazilian insect collection
                                                                      with us. This beautiful exhibit
                                                                      is on display now in the pro-
                                                                      gram room. Slabaugh will be in
                                                                      to discuss his findings and
                                                                      answer any questions about the
                                                                      insects at 7 p.m. Monday April
                                                                      24. Stop in and view the
                                                                      display and ask away.
                                                                         Jennifer Forward’s cow
                                                                      collection is on display in the
                                                                      front foyer. Be sure to view
                                                                      them upon entering or leaving
                                                                      the building.
                                                                         The library is open noon to 8
                                                                      p.m. Monday, Wednesday,
                                                                      Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to
                                                                      6 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 4
                                                                      p.m. Saturday.

                                                                         Michelle A. Forward is the library man-
                                                                      ager for Morrisville Public Library.
                                                                                                                                       EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, APRIL 5, 2006/9

College                                            Church’s mission crosses the ocean
                                       For worshipers at First Presby-    while minding their cashew crops    villages near Masasi. Through              In its 29th season, the nonprofit
                                    terian Church in Cazenovia and        thousands of miles away in Tan-     the dedication of many volunteers       African Palms USA sells 1.5 mil-
                                    thousands of other congregations      zania, the crosses also represent   operating costs are kept to a mini-     lion palm crosses to about 2,300

                                    across the country, the small palm    the means to a better life.         mum. The net proceeds and all           customers, including churches,
                                    crosses that they receive on Palm        Founded in 1965 in South East-   donations are returned to Africa        hospitals, prisons, military facili-
                                    Sunday are a potent symbol of the     ern Tanzania, African Palms USA     through grants for AIDS preven-         ties and church goods suppliers
                                                                                                              tion and education; hospitals and

on energy
                                    Lenten season and the coming of       has the unique mission of turn-                                             across the nation.
                                    Easter. At the 10 a.m. Palm Sun-      ing an African product (a simple    clinics; disaster and refugee relief;
                                    day worship service attendees will    palm cross) into a source of in-    primary and secondary education;           If you are unable to attend the
                                    all receive a hand-made palm          come and humanitarian aid for       orphan housing and education;           Palm Sunday Service at the First
   Cazenovia College, in conjunc-                                                                             agriculture and water projects;
                                    cross.                                Africa. The crosses are made, of-                                           Presbyterian Church, simply stop
tion with the Center for Economic                                                                             education and training; commu-
                                       For the villagers who folded the   ten involving entire families,                                              by the church during the week and
and Environmental Partnership,                                                                                nity development.
                                    fronds from dwarf palm trees          throughout the year in seven mud                                            receive a small palm cross.
Inc., presents the 2nd annual aca-
demic symposium on Energy in
the 21st Century, to be held at 8
a.m. Friday April 21 in the
Schneeweiss Athletic Complex on
the Cazenovia College campus.
This year’s symposium will focus
on       “Global Warming: From
Crisis to Solutions.” Participants
will attempt to identify technol-
ogy and policy answers through
presentations and collaborative
   Topics to be addressed include:
global warming: an overview; cli-
mate change initiative: the role of
banks and insurance companies;
energy planning options; coal: re-
ducing carbon emissions; nuclear
energy: potentials and problems;
and biofuels.
   Speakers confirmed to date in-
clude: Dale Bryk, Natural Re-
sources Defense Council; Denise
Sheehan, Commissioner, NYS
Dept. of Environmental Conser-
vation; John Cusack , President,
Gifford Park Associates; Peter R.
Smith, President, NYS Energy Re-
search & Development Authority;
David Berg, Chief Advisor/Na-
tional Energy Policy, United
States Department of Energy; and
Congressman Sherwood Boehlert,
Chair, U.S. House Science Com-
   Dan Cummings, of WSYR-TV
News Channel 9, will wrap up the
morning session by moderating a
panel discussion on the vision and
reality of global warming. Follow-
ing the symposium luncheon, at-
tendees will have the opportunity
to tour either the FitzPatrick
nuclear facility in Oswego County
or the Fenner Wind Farm in Madi-
son County. There is a $10 per per-
son fee for the tours to cover the
cost of transportation.
   To view the complete sympo-
sium agenda, visit cazenovia.edu/
   For more information, contact
Dr. Rhea Jezer, symposium chair
and professor in Cazenovia
College’s environmental studies
program, at 727-0123 or
   This symposium is the second
in a series that will explore ways
to meet an increasing demand for
energy while ensuring a sustain-
able environment for future gen-
erations. The symposium is an
academic conference, educational
in nature. The mission is to
present a comprehensive under-
standing of energy sources and
the problem of global warming,
and to gain insights into possible
approaches without endorsing
any products, technology or posi-

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                      Rehearsing for Spring Concert
 Student members of the Cazenovia College Chorale rehearse for their Spring Semester performance to be held at 7:30
 p.m. Wednesday April 26 at the Cazenovia College Theatre. The Chorale, which also includes members of the college
 staff and the Cazenovia community, will perform selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom
 of the Opera.” In addition, the group will perform “Frostiana” by Randall Thompson, a collection of seven country
 songs set to the poetry of Robert Frost. Frostiana will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra of area musicians. The
 performance is free and open to the public.

                                                                                                                        Nicole and Cassie Head read “Mozarella’s Journey From Cow To Pizza” to
                                                                                                                        fellow Brookfield students on March 21.

                                                                                                                                 Ag Literacy Day
                                                                                                                                  celebrated in
                                                                                                                           The National School Nutrition     for grades pre-K through six. Af-
                                                                                                                        Month of March and Ag Literacy       ter the reading, Nicole fielded
                                                                                                                        Day were both celebrated at          questions about cows, farming,
                                                                                                                        Brookfield Central School on         and nutrition. Students were
                                                                                                                        March 21st. Madison County           shown a calf baby bottle, a stuffed
                                                                                                                        Dairy Ambassador Nicole Head         cow, a slab of hay, and a half-pint
                                                                                                                        read “Mozarella’s Journey From       carton of milk. Students learned
                                                                                                                        Cow To Pizza” during the school’s    that three half pints of milk per
                                                                                                                        “Good Morning” program. Nicole       day promote strong bones, teeth,
                                                                                                                        is a sixth grader at Brookfield      and muscles.
                                                                                                                        Central School. Nicole was as-          After the program, the girls do-
                                                                                                                        sisted by her sister Cassie, a       nated the book, provided by the
                                                                                                                        Brookfield third grader, and         American Dairy Association, to
                                                                                                                        Dairy Court Chairman MaryLou         the Brookfield School library.
                                                                                                                        Durfee, who held up copies of the    Nicole and Cassie’s parents, Tim
                                                                                                                        book so that different sections of   and Colleen Head, have a dairy
                                                                                                                        the room could see its large pic-    farm in Hubbardsville, where they
                                                                                                                        tures.                               milk and care for about 90 Hol-
                                                                                                                           The Brookfield “Good Morn-        stein cows. The girls help on the
                                                                                                                        ing” program is held twice a week    farm and show cows in 4-H.
                                                                                                                                  EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, APRIL 5, 2006/11

                                               Voting machines: Is it ‘a done deal?’

   Advocates of the paper ballot-   equipment for the PBOS system       influenced New York’s law, so        hundreds of hours of free analy-     citizens of Oneida County who
optical scan voting system          also produce the more profitable    that it calls for an opportunity     sis and advice.                      signed such petitions, even
frequently hear sympathizers        DREs. Voting machine compa-         for us to verify our vote. We also      In Madison County, over 1100      though their campaign has
say, “But I’m afraid it is a done   nies have invested heavily in       know that the final regulations      citizens have signed petitions for   hardly begun. Come to the
deal.” There are reasons for such   developing the new, untested,       soon to be approved by the state     the paper ballot based system.       Oneida City Hall April 6 at 7 p.m.
cynicism. The election industry     full-face DREs for NY. They         Board of Elections were greatly      They are insisting that the          for the discussion of “Invisible
(election officials plus voting     deceptively present them in         improved by the hard work of         choice of DREs not be “a done        Ballots.”
machine manufacturers) has          terms of their superficial resem-   our experts who volunteered          deal.” So are more than 75
long assumed that the glitzy        blance to the beloved lever
direct recording electronic         machines, even though “under
voting machines were our            the hood” they are computers
future. They did not expect         rather than mechanical
citizens to ask them to “look       counters.
under the hood” of this flashy         Reports on recent demonstra-
technology with the advice of       tions show that the vendors
computer scientists in mind.        continue to display the PBOS
   The paper ballot optical scan    system inadequately and “talk it
system will be used in more than    down.” Often the vendor does not
half of the country’s counties in   even bring the locking ballot box
2006. Why then do some election     upon which the scanner is
commissioners continue to show      supposed to sit, let alone the
ignorance of the PBOS system, as    privacy screen for marking
was shown when a deputy in          ballots. At several recent demon-
Cayuga County said that only        strations, the equipment for the
DREs would comply with the          PBOS system just sat there, with
Help America Vote Act? Is it        no vendors showing how it
because computer scientists have    works. Disabled persons had no
not been appointed to crucial       opportunity to try the ballot
boards, like the Election Assis-    marker. Local election commis-
tance Commission? Is it because     sioners did not object.
groups like New Yorkers for            So it seems that for many
Verified Voting have been           county Boards of Elections the
excluded from the election          choice of a voting system is
commissioners’ conferences,         indeed “a done deal.” Neverthe-
while vendors are always in-        less, New Yorkers for Verified
vited?                              Voting are not cynical. We know
   The same vendors that sell       that our activism last year

Take county tours of Madison County Oneida
   Discover the architectural        ways and byways. Meet fellow          ing the cultural imprint of Madi-    Lorenzo State Historic Site in
and cultural highlights from         travelers at the Engine House on      son County.                          Cazenovia.                               A and P Tour Tea
Madison County’s fifteen towns       Scenic New York State Route 20          The principal guide for the           The coach will depart the En-
and the City of Oneida aboard a      in Morrisville at 8 a.m. Sunday       tour     will     be    Barbara      gine House in Morrisville at 8:30
day-long coach tour, with nar-       May 7 for coffee and a light break-   Giambastiani Bartlett. She will      a.m. to visit each of the sixteen
rated commentary by guides in        fast. Savor a scenic picnic lunch     guide the tour with pertinent        sites chosen by each town as a
local history, architecture, land-   amid the rolling hills near the       commentary on architecture,          representation for the Madison
scape and preservation. Enjoy        Welsh Church in Nelson. Wrap          history, and landscapes along        County Bicentennial in 2006 and
ongoing commentary and the-          up the day with an “historic”         the way. Bartlett is the author of   will return to the Engine House
matic presentations featuring        high tea in Smithfield and re-        “Country Roads: Revisited,” past     at the estimated time of 5:30 p.m.
Madison County people, places        turn to the Engine House in           Executive Director of the Madi-      The all day coach tour includes a
and events, traveling some of        Morrisville. Celebrate the Madi-      son County Historical Society,       continental breakfast, a picnic
New York State’s oldest high-        son County Bicentennial explor-       and currently the Director at        lunch, and a high tea. Registra-

                                                                                                                                                     The 1820 Smithfield Community Cen-
                                                                                                                                                     ter in Peterboro is the wrap-up location
                                                                                                                                                     for the Madison County Bicentennial
                                                                                                                                                     Architectural Tour on Sunday May 7.
                                                                                                                                                     An “historic” high tea will be served at
                                                                                                                                                     the site.

                                                                                                                                                     tion for one at $55.00 or two at
                                                                                                                                                     $100.00 can be made to the Madi-
                                                                                                                                                     son County Historical Society, 435
                                                                                                                                                     Main Street, Oneida NY 13421.
                                                                                                                                                     Call 363-4136    or          visit
                                                                                                                                                     history@mchs1900.org Please
                                                                                                                                                     note that registration is limited
                                                                                                                                                     to bus capacity. Reservations will
                                                                                                                                                     be accepted on a “first-come, first-
                                                                                                                                                     served” basis.

                                                                                                                                                      Advance sale Hop
                                                                                                                                                      Fest tickets available
                                                                                                                                                         Advance sale tickets to the
                                                                                                                                                      Madison County Hop Fest will
                                                                                                                                                      be sold at the Madison County
                                                                                                                                                      Historical Society, 435 Main St.
                                                                                                                                                      in Oneida, and at Arnie’s Pro-
                                                                                                                                                      duce/Kraig’s Kegs, Route 5 in
                                                                                                                                                      Sherrill. Buy tickets in advance
                                                                                                                                                      for $20 and save $5. This ticket
                                                                                                                                                      charge is only for those want-
                                                                                                                                                      ing to sample the microbrews.
                                                                                                                                                      Admission to the day’s activi-
                                                                                                                                                      ties are free.
                                                                                                                                                         For more information, call
                                                                                                                                                      MCHS at 363-4136, 361-9735, or
                                                                                                                                   EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, APRIL 5, 2006/13

Bridge                                  Schools and scholars
                                           Elisha Davies of Cazenovia traveled to Skaggat, Washington to participate in Habitat for Humanity International’s Collegiate
                                        Challenge: Spring Break program where she joined the Washington affiliate in an effort to build decent, affordable homes for families in
                                        need. Elisha is a freshman at Lycoming College.
   Toni and Bob Salisbury were             Kelsey Moore of Cazenovia has been placed on the Dean’s list at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the 2005 fall
the overall and East/West winners       semester.
in bridge matches held Tuesday             Chelsea Mosher of Bouckville has been accepted to SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Albany and SUNY Oswego. She has not
March 28. Joyce and Gary Droege         decided where to attend or what to major in.
just edged Barbara and Sam Roller          Kenneth Menning of Morrisville has been accepted to SUNY Canton and Ohio Technical College. He will attend SUNY Canton to
for North/South honors with Rita        study motorsport technology.
Finn and Rose Hall third, N/S.
   Polly and Jack Koerner took
second, E/W, over Dave Bull and
Guy George.
   Duplicate bridge matches are
held at 1 p.m. every Tuesday in the
reference room of the Cazenovia
Public Library and all bridge play-
ers are welcome.

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                                     RELIGIOUS                    SERVICES
                                      Atonement Lutheran Church                    various times throughout the week.             school, 9:45 a.m.
                                                   Fabius, 492-3504                   AWANA Club: for children from ages             Handicapped accessible; large print
                                         Revs. Nelson Gaetz, Dawn Rodgers          three through 12th grade, Thursday, 6:30       bulletins; hearing devices.

              e-mail us!                       and Peter Suarez, pastors
                                         Saturdays, church school and adult edu-
                                     cation at 4 p.m. and Eucharist at 5:15 p.m.
                                                                                   to 8:15 p.m. September through May.
                                                                                      Wheelchair accessible. Braille copies
                                                                                   of bulletin and phonic system available.
                                                                                   Call the church office Monday through
                                                                                                                                       Grace Christian Center
                                                                                                                                       Formerly Skyridge Fellowship
                                                                                                                                    East Lake and Cheesefactory Roads
                                     Social functions are held at 6:15 p.m. ap-                                                                 Chittenango
                                                                                   Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for more infor-
     wkiernan@cnylink.com            proximately once per month.
                                         Church office open weekdays from 9
                                                                                   mation.                                             Rev. Robert Diamond, pastor
                                                                                                                                     Sunday - 10 a.m., worship service.
                                     a.m. to 3 p.m.                                          Erieville United                     Children’s church and nursery, contem-
                                            Bible Baptist Church                            Methodist Church                      porary music.
                                          8343 Route 20, Pompey Center               Overseeing Pastor Nelson Stafford
                                                                                            662-7139 or 662-3174                        Living Waters Parish
                                                 Pastor Mike Varner                                                                Bouckville, Deansboro, Madison and
                                                      655-8379                       Sunday worship, 11:30 a.m.; Sunday
                                                                                                                                     Oriskany Falls United Methodist
                                         Sunday school; 10 a.m.; worship, 11 School, 10:15 a.m. Wheelchair accessible.                          Churches
                                     a.m.; evening worship, 7 p.m.                   Bible study, Sunday, 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  Pastor: Norma Jean Fellows at 893-9908
                                         Wednesday Bible study and prayer, 7            Fabius Baptist Church                      Pastor Raymond G. Lighthall at 495-
                                     p.m.                                                       7803 Main St.                                      2991
                                                                                          Pastor Ronald C. Nason                    Worship:
                                       Cazenovia Assembly of God                                                                    Deansboro and Bouckville, 9:30 a.m.
                                        Corner of Route 13 and Thompson                            683-5489
                                                                                     Sundays - 9 a.m., choir rehearsal, 9:30        Madison and Oriskany Falls, 11 a.m.
                                                        Road                                                                        Sunday Schools:
                                              Dr. Ray Bingham, pastor            a.m., family worship with contemporary
                                                                                                                                    Deansboro and Bouckville, 10:30 a.m.
                                                      655-3774                   music.                                             Oriskany Falls and Madison, 9:30 a.m.
                                         Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school (nurs-     Concurrent children’s sevice and nurs-
                                     ery through adult classes); 10:30 a.m. wor- ery care are available.
                                                                                                                                     Manlius United Methodist
                                     ship service (contemporary) children’s            Fabius United Methodist                      Wesley and Pleasant streets, Manlius
                                     church and nursery.                                      Main Street, Fabius                                  682-8021
                                        Wednesday, 7 p.m. Family Night;                     683-5537 or 696-8432                           Rev. Carol Keller, pastor
                                     children’s ministry (pre-k through sixth             Rev. Patricia Wayne, pastor                 Sunday worship services: Contempo-
                                     grade, youth ministry (teens) and adult Bible    Sundays, 10 a.m., worship and Sunday        rary, 9 a.m.; Traditional, 10:15 a.m; Fel-
                                     study.                                        school.                                        lowship, 9:45 a.m. Nursery care available
                                        Wheel chair accessible.                       Monday through Friday, A Time to            for infants and children of preschool age
                                                                                                                                  during both worship services. Sunday
                                       Cazenovia First United Meth- Grow nursery school, call 683-5365.                           School classes are held during the 9 a.m.
                                                 odist Church                            Faith Alliance Church                    service for preschool through adult and
                                            Lincklaen and Seminary Sts.                        60 Pine St., Ilion                 during the 10:15 service for preschool
                                             Rev. Betty Burlew, Pastor                             894-9591                       through grade 5 and for adults. Active
                                                655-3519 - 682-6190                  Interim Pastor, The Rev. Lee Pelletier       youth group for grades 6 through 12
                                              www.CENparish.n3.net                     Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 11        meets several times per month. Several
                                        Worship service, 9:30 a.m. Sunday with     a.m. morning worship, missionaries, Mark       Bible studies throughout the week and
                                     Sunday School during service. Teen Bible      and Kathy Eikost from Bosnia/                  several small group offerings.
                                     study, Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m.                 Herzegovinia; pot luck dinner after service;       Church office is open Monday
                                                                                   7 p.m. evening service.                        through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
                                              Cazenovia Village                        Monday, 7 p.m. The Eikosts will                Sanctuary handicapped accessible and
                                               Baptist Church                      present more.                                  portable hearing devices available on re-
                                                  7 Seminary St.                                                                  quest.
                                                                                       Tuesday, 7 p.m. youth night; refresh-
                                                                                   ments follow the service.                               Nelson United
                                        Guest speaker each Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                       Wednesday, 7 p.m. last night of confer-            Methodist Church
                                     Nursery available for children age 5 and
                                                                                   ence and announcing of the Great Com-                  Rev. Betty Burlew, Pastor
                                                                                   mission Fund pledge for next year.                       655-3519 - 682-6190
                                        Praise and Prayer Service, Thursday,
                                                                                       Saturday, 6 p.m. worship team at                    www.CENparish.n3.net
                                     6:30 p.m.
                                                                                   church.                                            Worship service, 11:15 a.m. Sunday
                                        Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Thursday,
                                                                                                                                  with Sunday School during service. Teen
                                     7:20 p.m.                                             Federated Church                       Bible study, Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m.
                                        Handicapped accessible.                            of New Woodstock
                                                                                           Route 13, New Woodstock                  Open Door Baptist Church
                                         Church of Jesus-Christ of                                                                       Route 13 and Delphi Road
                                            Latter-day saints                                662-7114 or 662-7219
                                          200 Brooklea Drive, Fayetteville                  Pastor Barney Freeborn                       Rev. Joseph D. Riggs, pastor
                                                     637-0138                          Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school for                      662-3215
                                        Sunday Sacrament meeting, 9:30 a.m.;       children and adults, 9 a.m.                       Sunday, 9:40 a.m. Sunday school; 11
                                     Sunday School and Primary, 10:50 a.m.;                                                       a.m. morning worship; 6 p.m. evening
                                                                                     Fenner Community Church
                                     Priesthood, Relief Society and Young                    655-2739 or 655-8785                 worship.
                                     Women, 11:40 a.m.                                       Non-denominational                      Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible study and
                                        Wednesday, young men and young                 7 p.m. service. Sunday school for chil-    prayer meeting; Little Lambs; Patch the
                                     women, 6:30 p.m. at the church. Relief        dren during the service. Fellowship time       Pirate Club; Jr./Sr. High Youth program.
                                     Society Personal Enrichment second Tues-      follows the service.                              Nursery is provided for all services.
                                     day, 7 p.m. Handicapped accessible.
                                                                                          First Baptist Church                       Oran Community Church
                                      Community Covenant Church                                Georgetown                         Located between Cazenovia and Manlius
                                             107 Pleasant St., Manlius                        Route 26 South                         on Route 92; 8560 Cazenovia Rd.
                                         Sunday - 10 a.m., worship service with                   837-4665                                The Rev. Nelson Stafford
                                     concurrent children’s service through age        Family worship, Sundays, 10 a.m.                           682-5222
                                     10.                                                                                             Sunday worship 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
                                         Wednesday - 7:30 p.m., Prayer meeting.    First Baptist Church of Manlius                School offered during school year. Child
                                                                                           408 Pleasant St., Manlius              care provided.
                                        Eastern Hills Bible Church                                 682-8941
                                             4600 Enders Road, Manlius                  The Rev. Leon Oaks-Lee, pastor              Perryville United Methodist
                                                www.easternhills.org                      www.firstbaptist-manlius.org                         Church
                                                      682-5008                         Sunday school and adult education,             2770 Perryville Road, Perryville
                                            Doug Bullock, Senior Pastor            9:45 a.m. Sunday worship services, 8:30,
                                           Warren Pfohl, Associate Pastor                                                                       655-2717
                                          Steve Case, Pastor of Music and          contemporary and 11 a.m., second service.            Rev. Martha Fischer, pastor
                                                      Worship                          Nursery care provided; building acces-        Sunday worship, 11 a.m.
                                      Jon Bohm, Pastor of Student Ministries       sible. Home of King’s Kids Christian
                                                                                   Childcare and Playschool Nursery School.         Redeemer Lutheran Church
                                         Saturday, 5:30 p.m. contemporary mu-                                                        Currently worshiping at the Trinity
                                     sic; children’s program for infants                   First Presbyterian                                Episcopal building,
                                     through 8th grade. Dinner offered ($)                                                             400 S. Peterboro St., Canastota
                                                                                          Church of Cazenovia
                                     after the service in the Holy Grounds                                                                   The Rev. David Last
                                     Cafe.                                                       27 Albany Street
                                                                                                     655-3191                                     495-2216
                                         Sunday, 8:30 a.m. traditional music;                                                        Sundays, 7:45 a.m. Christian educa-
                                     children’s program for infants through          Rev. Dr. Steven R. Thomas Jr., pastor
                                                                                        Sundays, 10 a.m. worship. Children in     tion; 9 a.m. Holy Communion.
                                     6th grade; 8:30 a.m. Acoustic Cafe, casual
                                     service accompanied by continental break-     grades K through 8 excused at 10:15 for            Shed’s United Methodist
                                     fast, ($) in the Holy Grounds Cafe; 10        Sunday School. Catharine Wheat, organ-
                                     a.m. contemporary music; children’s pro-      ist.
                                                                                                                                         Rev. Raymond Shaw, pastor
                                     gram for infants through 6th grade. Adult          Nursery care is provided by adults each
                                     Sunday School Class offered; 11:30 a.m.       Sunday.
                                                                                                                                      Sunday, 9:30 a.m. worship; 9:45 a.m.
                                     progressive music; children’s program for          Church office is open Monday through
                                                                                                                                  Sunday school kindergarten through
                                     infants through pre-K.                        Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  sixth grade.
                                         June through September: Thursday,              The Board of Deacons provides trans-
                                     6:30 p.m. contemporary music; children’s                                                         Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Bible study.
                                                                                   portation to and from worship and other
                                     program for infants through 6th grade.        church events upon request.                       St. James Catholic Church
                                         Nursing mother’s room: (B-2) available                                                                    6 Green St.
                                     during each service; includes audio por-      Georgetown United Methodist                             Father Peter Worn, pastor
                                     tion of worship service.                               Church                                    Sister Joan Killoran C.S.J., pastoral
                                         Refuge: for 7th and 8th grade; meets                  Routes 80 and 26
                                                                                                                                       assoc.; Steven Young, deacon and
                                     Saturday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the                Christine Ladd, pastor
                                     Underground (youth building).                                                                        Cazenovia College chaplain
                                         220: for 9th through 12th grade;                                                                           655-3441
                                                                                      Sunday - 10 a.m., worship service.
                                     meets Saturday, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the                                                         Mass schedule: Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sun-
                                     Underground. Hang-out time afterwards             Good Shepherd Lutheran                     day, 9 and 11 a.m. Child care provided at
                                     every week.                                              Church                              all masses. Liturgy of the word for chil-
                                         Element: for all youth (7th through          7248 Highbridge Rd., Fayetteville           dren 9 a.m. mass.
                                     12th grade), Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.,                     637-9290
                                     Small Groups Night at the Underground.            http://mysite.verizon.net/gslc1            St. Lawrence Catholic Church
                                         Bible studies and small groups: for          The Rev. David J. Roppel, pastor                  1675 Cortland St., Route 13
                                     men, women, singles and couples meets at         Worship, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Church                          DeRuyter
                                                                                                                                                               EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, APRIL 5, 2006/15

RELIGIOUS                    SERVICES
   Sunday mass, 8:45 a.m.                     day service 7 p.m., Bible study at 7:30                of Madison                              Musician Roads, Lebanon            Deansboro - 10:30 a.m., Sunday School;
   Confessions, 4 to 4:30 p.m. second         Wednesday night.                                 North Street, Madison                           Claude Marvin, pastor            9:30 a.m., worship; Madison - 9:45 a.m.,
Saturday of every month.                                                                        Dolores Cottet, pastor                           Phone: 837-4156                Sunday School; 11 a.m., worship;
                                                    First Baptist Church                   Sunday worship service at 11 a.m.             Sunday mornings - 9 a.m. church        Oriskany Falls - 9:15 a.m., Sunday School;
       St. Patrick’s Church                            P.O. Box 73, Hamilton                                                          school for all ages, family worship at    11 a.m., worship.
     1341 Murray Dr., Chittenango                            824-2780                      Hamilton Bible Fellowship                  10:15.
     Rev. Timothy S. Elmer, pastor               Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school;          Meeting at the Chenango Nursery                                                                   Marantha
                                              10:30 a.m. worship service.                            School building                          West Brookfield
       phone: 687-6105, rectory;                                                                                                                                                        Fellowship Church
                                                                                             West Kendrick Ave., Hamilton
 687-6561, religious ed. and parish hall;           First Baptist Church                                824-3628                           Bible Believers Church                     Cayuga Street, North Norwich.
             687-0046, fax                                                                  Christian education for all ages from 9              Moscow Hill Road                   Sunday worship service at 10 a.m.,
                                                         of Earlville                                                                    Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m. nursery school provided.
   Sunday Masses, 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.                  9 West Main Street             to 9:45 a.m. Worship service 10 to 11:30
and 5 p.m. Holy days, 6:45 a.m. and 7                                                   a.m. Nursery and children’s church pro-       Sunday school is available for children 10
                                                        Pastor Gerry Jackson                                                          and younger. Mid-week prayer and Bible                  Morrisville
p.m. Reconciliation, Sundays, 4 to 4:30                   Phone: 691-4301               vided. Small groups meet at various times
p.m. and by appointment.                                                                during the week.                              study on Thursday night at 7 p.m.                 Community Church
                                                 Sunday worship 11 a.m., Sunday
                                              school 9:45; Women’s Bible study Tues-                                                         Living Waters Parish                     3824 Swamp Road, Morrisville
  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church                                                            Hamilton Religious Society of                                                                Rev. Russell S. Duncan, pastor
                                              day, 10 a.m.; AA, Saturday, 7 p.m.                                                          (Bouckville, Deansboro, Madison
     204 Genesee St., Chittenango                                                             Friends (Quakers)                                                                                   684-3314
                                                                                            Meeting for worship 10 a.m. each Sun-                and Oriskany Falls
      Rev. David Andrews, Jr., vicar                First Baptist Church                                                                    United Methodist churches)                 www.morrisvillechurch.org.
         Elizabeth Kay, organist                                                        day at the Upperville Meeting House,                                                        Sunday School, 9 a.m. for ages 3
                                                       of Georgetown                    three miles west of Smyrna on Route 80.            Pastors: Rev. Wayne H. Grow,
             phone: 687-6304                                                                                                                   Rev. Lyman E. Pelkey.             through adult; Sunday worship, 10:30
                                                On routes 26 & 80 in Georgetown         For more information call, Marjory Clark,                                                a.m.
   Church is accessbile for the disabled -      837-4601                                                                                 Parish offices 821-7885; 893-7576.
ramp and parking in rear of building.                                                   clerk, 607-674-9044.
                                                Family worship - Sundays, 10 a.m.                                                        Worship times: Bouckville - 8 a.m.,
   April 6, 7:30 p.m. GC listening ses-                                                   Lebanon Federated Church                    adult Sunday School; 9:30 a.m., worship;               ... see Services on page 16
sion at Grace Church.                               First Baptist Church                        Corner of Lebanon and
   April 9, Palm Sunday, 8 a.m. Holy
Eucharist - Rite II (low) with sermon; 9:30
a.m. Holy Eucharist - Rite II with music
and sermon; 10:30 a.m. Fellowship hour;
11 a.m. Last Words.
   April 10, 5:30 p.m. Stations of the
Cross; 6 p.m. Holy Eucharist.
   April 11, 5:30 p.m. Stations of the
Cross; 6 p.m. Holy Eucharist; 7 p.m. AA
   April 12, 5:30 p.m. Stations of the
Cross; 6 p.m. Holy Eucharist.
 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
               10 Mill Street
     The Rev. Robin Flocken, rector
  The Rev. Karen Budney, asst. priest
           Don Smith, warden
   Sunday worship: 8 a.m. traditional
H.E. Rite 1; 10 a.m. contemporary H.E.
Rite 2 with choirs; infant care available;
11 a.m. hospitality hour.
   Sunday church school: September to
June, 9:45 a.m. grades pre-k through sixth,
Faith Adventurer for grades 7 through 9.
   The Key Consignment Shop: Tues.-
Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
   Parish House: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 3
p.m.,                           655-9063,
United Church of Delphi Falls
  2190 Oran-Delphi Road, Delphi Falls
     The Rev. James Austin, pastor
   Sunday - 9 a.m., worship service, with
nursery care available; 10:30 a.m., Sunday
   The Welsh Congregational
   Welsh Church Road, East Nelson
   Church closed until first Sunday in
June, 2005.

 Cornerstone Baptist Church
       West Lake Road, Hamilton
         Rev. John Little, pastor
   Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and 7
p.m., nursery and junior church provided.
Bible study every Thursday at 7 p.m.
      Church of Jesus Christ
       of Latter Day Saints
     Eaton Street Medical Building,
     left wing, first floor, Hamilton.
   Branch President John Brokaw. Elders
can be reached at 691-9140.
   Sundays: Sacrament meeting, 10 to 11
   Eaton Community Church
   9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. wor-
ship, 7 p.m. evening service, 8 p.m. choir
rehearsal; Tuesdays prayer meeting at 7:30
   United Methodist Church
    20 North Main Street, Earlville
     Rev. Mario J. Gazzilli, pastor
   Sunday service, 11 a.m.
East Hamilton United Method-
        ist Church
         Rte. 12, Hubbardsville.
        Rev. Myrna Foster, pastor
    Worship service and Sunday school, 9
to 10 a.m., nursery provided.
         Episcopal Church
          of the Epiphany
      3 Classic Street, Sherburne
  Interim Priest Fr. Michael Tin Creti
   Sundays, Holy Eucharist 8:30 a.m.
   Second Sundays, morning prayer
   Handicapped accessible.
       Faith Baptist Church
           of Morrisville
           James Depue, pastor
    10 a.m. Sunday school, Sunday ser-
vices at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Wednes-

                                     Services from Page 15
                                        Wednesday prayer and praise service,      April (UMW - Grandma’s Attic Sale and
                                     7 p.m. (contemporary).                       luncheon.)
                                        Handicapped accessible. Nursery care         10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - last Saturday in
                                     provided.                                    October (UMW Bazaar with luncheon.)
                                        Clothes Basket open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.        Handicapped accessible.
                                     Wednesdays and Saturdays.
                                                                                       St. Joan of Arc Church
                                          Park United Methodist                        6 Brookside Drive, Morrisville
                                            17 Broad Street, Hamilton                  Msgr. John R. Madden, pastor
                                             824-1894, leave message.                            684-9551
                                                Pastor Jeff Smith                    Sunday mass, 9 a.m.
                                        Sundays - choir practice, 9:15 a.m.;         Handicapped accessible.
                                     children’s classes, 9:40 a.m.; worship
                                     hour, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care provided.               St. Mary’s Roman
                                       Poolville United Methodist                          Catholic Church
                                                 Church                              Rte. 12b and Wylie St., Hamilton
                                              Willey Road, Poolville                  Msgr. John R. Madden, pastor
                                                    691-2114                                     824-2164
                                         The Rev. Mario J. Gazzilli, pastor          Mass schedule: Saturday, 5 p.m. and
                                        Sunday service, 9:30 a.m.                 Sunday, 11 a.m.

                                             Pratts Hollow                          St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
                                                                                         34-36 Main Street, Oxford
                                        United Methodist Church                               (607) 843-7011
                                         Rev. Richard Haberlen, pastor.              10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist.
                                        Sunday morning worship at 9 a.m.
                                                                                         St. Therese Church
                                               Randallsville                             Main Street, Munnsville
                                                                                        Rev. Schoenhofen, Adm.
                                              New Life Church                                    495-2424
                                        Sundays: 8:30 a.m. service; Sunday           Mass schedule: Saturday Vigil, 5 p.m.
                                     school at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m.           Sunday, 11 a.m.
                                        Tuesdays: prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m.
                                        Home groups throughout the week.          St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church
                                        For more information call 824-2625 or         12 ½ Madison Street, Hamilton
                                     824-0079.                                             824-1745 (Phone & Fax)
                                      Resurrection Life Fellowship                   The Rev. Donnel O’Flynn, Rector
                                                 Cole Road, Eaton                    Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist;
                                                     893-7877                     9:30 a.m. nursery and church school.
                                                 Pastor John Camp                    Monday, 4 to 7 p.m. Friendship Inn.
                                         Sunday morning, 9:30, adult and          (Free fellowship meal).
                                     children’s Sunday school; 10:30 worship         Wednesday, 5:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist.
                                     service. Teen meetings at 6:30 p.m. Sun-        Thursday, 11 a.m. Bible Study; 7:30
                                     day. Children’s meetings and nursery ser-    p.m. choir rehearsal.
                                     vice is every Sunday during worship ser-        Church office hours: Tuesday through
                                     vice. Cell groups at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.      Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
                                     Prayer and worship meetings, 8 p.m.             Handicapped accessible.
                                     Thursdays.                                   Unitarian Universalist Church
                                        Saperstein Jewish Center                            10 Higby Road, Utica
                                      Colgate University, Hamilton                    Wednesday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Little
                                                     824-7689                     Unadilla Zen Group meets consisting of
                                         Shabbat evening service with dinner      two 30 minute periods of Zazen (sitting,
                                     following, 5:30 p.m. weekly when Colgate     meditating), Kinhin (walking meditation)
                                     is in session.                               and a short drama talk.
                                      Sherburne United Methodist                      Meditation instruction is provided
                                               Church                             upon request to those who make prior
                                            Chapel Street in Sherburne            arrangements or come 10 minutes early.
                                           Rev. David Kleinstuber, Pastor         Loose dark clothing is advised and a medi-
                                                     674-4119                     tation cushion (zafu) is helpful but not
                                        Sundays, 9 a.m. worship, nursery avail-   obligatory. The answer to the question
                                     able; 9 a.m. church school in the parish     ‘who am I?’ may not be what you think.
                                     house.                                           Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. Yoga taught by
                                        First Tuesday - 7 p.m. board council.     experienced meditation teachers. Com-
                                        Second Monday - 7 p.m. UMW.               fortable clothing is suggested.
                                        Third Thursday - 7 p.m. adult fellow-        The Welsh Congregationl
                                     ship.                                                  Church
                                        Noon to 1 p.m. - UMYouth (Grades six                Welsh Church Road
                                     to eight second Sunday) (Grades nine to                   East Nelson
                                     12 third Sunday).                                           655-2654
                                        10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - last Saturday in

                                             Cheetah Conservation
                                             Fund founder to speak
                                                 at SUNY-ESF
                                         Dr. Laurie Marker, founder               tion with large predators and
                                      and executive director of the Chee-         ranchers, and a lack of genetic
                                      tah Conservation Fund, will give            diversity have combined to en-
                                      a presentation Monday April 10,             danger its existence.
                                      at the SUNY College of Environ-                 Marker’s visit to the college is
                                      mental Science and Forestry.                hosted by Dr. J. Scott Turner of
                                         Marker, who has worked with              ESF’s Faculty of Environmental
                                      cheetahs since 1974, founded the            and Forest Biology. Turner has
                                      not-for-profit fund in 1990. She            taken ESF students to CCF fa-
                                      moved to Namibia, Africa, where             cilities while teaching a class
                                      the conservation fund’s Interna-            about the deserts of Southern
                                      tional Research and Education               Africa. The course involves a
                                      Center is located. The organiza-            three-week trip to Africa.
                                      tion also operates a field research             Marker will speak at 7:30 p.m.
                                      station, a visitor’s center and a           Monday April 10, in 5 Illick Hall
                                      museum and education center.                on the ESF campus. A reception
                                         At ESF, Marker’s presenta-               will follow.
                                      tion will focus on threats to the               She will also deliver a lecture
                                      survival of wild cheetahs.                  for a professional audience at
                                         The cheetah is the world’s               3:30 p.m. Tuesday April 11, in 5
                                      fastest land animal and can                 Illick Hall.
                                      reach speeds up to 70 mph. Loss                 Additional information is
                                      of habitat, poaching, competi-              available at esf.edu/cheetah.
                                                                                                                                         EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, APRIL 5, 2006/17

Read Ahead                                                                   PIE Project announces literacy as focus area for grant
                                                                                Each year members of the PIE       awareness, including U.S. culture     28. Applications received after the

announces grants
                                                                             Project, a young professionals giv-   for recent immigrants. Programs       deadline date will not be consid-
                                                                             ing circle, select a focus area for   that demonstrate innovative           ered. PIE Project grant applica-
                                                                             their annual grantmaking. This        ideas and approaches are of par-      tions and guidelines are available
                                                                             year is the second year of            ticular interest to the PIE Project   at cnycf.org.
   Read Ahead, the multi-year lit-       To provide tote bags, supplies      grantmaking and the selected          members.                                 The PIE Project is a “giving
eracy initiative of the Central        and activities for incoming stu-      topic is literacy.                       Tax-exempt, not-for-profit orga-   circle” created in 2004 to give local
New York Community Founda-             dents and conduct informational          PIE Project is requesting grant    nizations [501(c)(3)] serving         young professionals an opportu-
tion, was featured recently at         meetings and visits between par-      applications to support pro-          Onondaga or Madison counties          nity to pool their charitable dol-
Thursday Morning Roundtable            ents, preschools and teachers.        grams that help people improve        are encouraged to apply. One          lars for greater impact. Its mis-
and later at a luncheon as part of                                           their reading and writing skills,     grant of up to $5,000 will be         sion is “empowering young pro-
its “Report to the Community.”         Lafayette Central School              teach financial management,           awarded in late May 2006.             fessionals to become involved in
Those activities recognized Read       District awarded $2,530               help people understand forms and         Applications must be received      philanthropy to make our com-
Ahead’s partnerships and collabo-        To provide backpacks of books       sign paperwork, assist with tax       at the Central New York Commu-        munity a better place to live and
rations and celebrated accom-          and activities to families at         preparation, or increase cultural     nity Foundation’s office by April     work.”
plishments to date.                    spring orientation for use during
   At the luncheon (held at Holi-      the summer and in kindergarten.
day Inn, Liverpool), two hundred
attendees were on hand to hear         Liverpool Central School
keynote speaker, Laurie Halse          District awarded $4,930
Anderson, award-winning author            To hold four events for fami-
of young adult novels.                 lies, provide books and facilitate
   Later in the program, Peggy         meetings/visits between pre-
Ogden, president and CEO of the        school providers and teachers.
Community Foundation, an-
nounced read ahead has been            Morrisville-Eaton Central
named a Gold Award winner for          School District awarded
excellence in communications by        $4,100
the 2006 Wilmer Shields Rich             Toholdfourfamilyevents,provide
Awards Program, a national com-        books,learningbagsandsupplies.
petition held by the Council on
Foundations.                           North Syracuse Central
   Ms. Ogden also introduced           Schools awarded $5,000
Phase II of the initiative. Through      To host two family events and
radio ads, CENTRO bus shelter          provide books and activities for
and bus ads, billboards, rack          families and child care providers.
cards, posters and with the help of
its partners, Read Ahead is find-      West Genesee Central
ing ways to reach out to adult new     School District awarded
learners across Central New York,      $5,000
letting them know free reading            To conduct three child care pro-
help is available. The ads encour-     vider forums on NYS learning
age adults to take the first step by   standards, district curriculum
calling 1-866-705-READ (1-866-705-     and provide professional develop-
7323)         or        contacting     ment materials.
readahead.com.                            Read Ahead also awarded
   read ahead, the Central New         grants totaling $170,000 for family
York Community Foundation’s               literacy programs as follows:
literacy initiative, has awarded
over $897,000 in grants to date.       Consortium for Children’s
Most recently, the following           Services awarded $100,000
grants totaling $126,590 were            For expansion of Even Start
given in support of early child care   Family Literacy Model to 24 new
programs and transition to kin-        families on waiting lists.
dergarten initiatives.
                                       Oneida Public Library
Child Care Solutions                   awarded $20,000
awarded $92,250                     To hire a social worker to ad-
  Year three renewal to imple- dress retention issues in ARTS
ment early literacy training pro- Even Start Family Literacy Pro-
grams in child care environ- gram.
                                       Partners in Learning, Inc.
Catholic Diocese of                    awarded $50,000
Syracuse awarded $2,780              For expansion of MANOS Fam-
   To provide books for families ily Literacy Program to 18 chil-
and classroom software to support dren and their families on wait-
continuity to kindergarten.       ing lists or in transition from
                                  other programs.
ESM Central School                   Read Ahead is a multi-year ini-
District awarded $5,000           tiative that includes a public in-
   To support early orientation formation campaign and proac-
for families, parent workshops, tive grantmaking to a wide vari-
early literacy newsletter and ety of literacy programs in
books.                            Onondaga and Madison counties.
                                  For more information, please
Fayetteville-Manlius Central visit readahead.com or call the
School District awarded           toll-free number 1-866-705-READ/
$5,000                            1-866-705-7323.

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                                                                                          Q. What avant-garde rock group formed in New York City in
                                                                                          1965? Who were its members? And what is its connection to

                                                                                          A. The Velvet Underground. It was comprised of John Cale, Sterling
                                                                                          Morrison, Maureen Tucker and Lou Reed, a graduate of Syracuse

                                                                                          Q. Name the four Clintons who have served in statewide political
                                                                                          offices in New York State.

                                                                                          A. Dewitt Clinton, U.S. Senator 1802-1803, Governor 1817-1823, 1825-1828;
                                                                                          George Clinton, Royal Governor 1743-1753; George Clinton (not the same
                                                                                          as previously listed), Governor 1777-1795, 1801-1804; Hillary Clinton, U.S.
                                                                                          Senator, 2000-present.

                                                                                          Q. Saucy firsts. Where was the country’s first pizzeria located and
                                                                                          who was the founder?

                                                                                          A. The first pizzeria in the U.S. was opened in 1905 in New York City’s Little
                                                                                          Italy by Gennaro Lombardi. His descendents continue to make pizzas at
                                                                                          Lombardi’s, now just a few blocks from its original location on Spring St.

                                                                                          Q. How many U.S. Presidents were born in New York State?

                                                                                          A. Four: Martin Van Buren (Kinderhook, Colombia County); Theodore
                                                                                          Roosevelt (New York City); Millard Fillmore (Locke, Cayuga County); and
                                                                                          Franklin D. Roosevelt (Hyde Park, Duchess County.)

                                                                                          Q. What is the New York State muffin?

                                                                                          A. Apple Muffin

                                                                                          Q. Name the native New Yorker who became president of Ireland.

                                                                                          A. Eamon de Valera (1882-1975) was born in New York City.

                                                                                          Q. This magazine was first printed in a Greenwich Village apartment
                                                                                          in 1922. Subscriptions peaked at 17.5 million in 1985, when it was
                                                                                          published in Chappaqua (Westchester County).

                                                                                          A.Reader’s Digest

                                                                                          Q. Which New York State racehorse became famous for his losing
                                                                                          streak and appeared in People magazine’s list of 50 most
                                                                                          fascinating personalities of 2000?

                                                                                          A. Zippy Chippy, born in New York State in 1991, broke the thoroughbred
                                                                                          racing record in 1999 with 86 consecutive losses.

                                                                                          Q. What dessert did Pearle B. Wait and his wife, Mary Wait,
                                                                                          introduce in 1897 from their home in Le Roy (Genesee County)?

                                                                                          A. Jell-O

                                                                                          Q. Where was the world’s first rollercoaster built and what was it

                                                                                          A. The Switchback Railway was built in Coney Island, 1884, by LaMarcus

                                                                                          Q. Name the product. In 1919, there were 243 firms in New York
                                                                                          State manufacturing this item.

                                                                                          A. Buttons. New York State produced 44.7 percent of the nation’s buttons.

                                                                                          Q. Name the product. In 1919, this well-known processed blend of
                                                                                          natural cheeses was first produced in New York State.

                                                                                          A. Velveeta. The Monroe Cheese Co. (Orange County) introduced this
                                                                                          cheese blend and employed up to 40 people before closing in 1926 and
                                                                                          moving to Ohio.

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                                                                                                         EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, APRIL 5, 2006/19

Ham representative
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addresses the house
    BY VIVIAN E. DOUGLAS,             disasters, there are no compari-
         WA2PUU                       sons.

    A ham brought to my atten-        Fee to be reduced
tion an article from the Ameri-          You don’t see that often, yet
can Radio Relay League in             the Federal Communication
Connecticut, our national             Commission has proposed to
organization for Amateur Radio.       reduce the Fiscal Year 2006
It related to one of our US House     regulatory fee for those filing for
Representatives, Mike Ross,           an Amateur Radio Vanity call
WD5DVR from Arkansas, who             sign.
addressed his colleagues on the          Not too many weeks ago I
floor of the house regarding the      wrote that the Vanity Call sign
Ham’s support during last year’s      fee for 2006 would increase to
hurricane disasters.                  $21.90 to cover the 10-year license
    He stated that ham radio is       term. Because usually the
often overlooked but, “citizens       regulatory fees change in either
throughout America dedicated to       August or September of the year,
this hobby - which some people        word may be received by mid-
consider old fashioned - were true    summer if the fee is to be reduced
heroes in the aftermath of            to $20.10.
Hurricane Katrina as they were           The ARRL Letter advised
often the only line of communica-     comments on the proposal are
tion available into the storm         due April 14, with reply com-
ravaged areas.”                       ments due April 21. The FCC has
    He noted that “because of the     projected 8,500 applications in
‘critical intervention’ of radio      2006 bringing in $171,188.
amateurs across the US many              All amateurs holding Vanity
lives were saved.”                    calls, upon renewal must include
    He explained to his colleagues    the fee currently listed at the
“Ham radios, entirely self-           time of that renewal date, with
contained transmitters, require       the exception of those who
no cell towers or satellites,         received their vanity call prior to
simply a battery and a strip of       1996. Congress explains this is
wire as an antenna.”                  because they did not require the
    One incident Ross brought out     FCC to recover the costs until
was the intervention of Hams          1993.
throughout the county when cell
phones and e-mail were useless.       Auctions are fun –
He highlighted a Ham operator         some buy, some sell
in Connecticut who alerted               It’s spring auction time for
authorities about a woman             Radio amateurs of Greater
trapped for days without food or      Syracuse coming up April 13 at
water. From Ham to Ham to help.       the Onondaga Hill Masonic Club,
    Hundreds of hams volunteered      Route 173 and Velasko Roads,
their communication skills and        Onondaga Hill.
Ross concluded by saying “lives          “TV Dr. Phil (Lambrinos),”
were rescued as a result of the       WA2IMX, will be auctioneer for
tireless dedication of Ham radio      the evening, assisted by Vinnie
operators - I am proud to be a        Hueber, N2TAI. The meeting
licensed Amateur Radio operator.”     begins at 7:30 with doors open for
    Ham radio is often compared       sellers to bring items at 7 p.m.
to other types of communica-          Those interested in buying or
tions. When it comes to commu-        selling ham gear are welcome.
nication needs during and                TV Dr. Phil can be heard
following earthquakes, torna-         Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on
does, fires, or other major           WTLA and WSGO.

 Sign up for
 Application deadline is May 1
     The curtain will rise again      choreographed musical num-
  on SummerStage, a summer            bers, which is free and open to
  theater program at the              the public. Last summer’s pro-
  Cazenovia College Theatre for       duction by the SummerStage
  middle school students who will     group was a version of “Ameri-
  enter grades 5 through 8 in Sept.   can Idol” called “Cazenovia
  2006. The deadline to submit ap-    Idol.”
  plications for SummerStage             Instructors                for
  2006 is Monday May 1.               SummerStage 2006 are Bonnie
     The two-week program runs        Nye, who will teach voice, music
  from Monday through Friday          and acting, is a local performer
  June 26 through July 7 (includ-     and voice teacher who taught for
  ing 4 July) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   many years in the Jamesville
  Tuition for the program is $495,    Dewitt School District; Ellen
  which includes lunches each day.    Dougherty, who will teach voice,
     Applications for the pro-        music and acting, is a middle
  gram must be received by May 1      school music teacher in the
  and payment received by June        Cazenovia Central School Dis-
  15. Inquiries should be directed    trict; Caira Cramer-Walter, who
  to Lolly Kuntz at 655-7196 (busi-   will teach dance, is a dancer and
  ness     hours)      or    Roxy     choreographer, and is a middle
  Schreibman at 655-4392 (eve-        school English teacher in the
  nings).                             East Syracuse Minoa School
     Each year the group per-         District; and Roxy Schreibman,
  forms at Cazenovia College’s        program director, teacher of act-
  Block Party, and on the final       ing and script writer, who is a
  Friday of the program stages a      teacher of English at Cazenovia
  performance of skits, dance and     College.

THE VALESKY FILES                                                                                                                             FROM THE
The budget passes                                                                                                                             ASSEMBLYMAN
    SEN. DAVID J. VALESKY         breaks for seniors totaling $72     Working with my colleagues in      a statewide tax credit for
                                                                                                                                              JEFF BROWN
         (D-ONEIDA)               million. While I am pleased to
                                  help deliver these rebates, one
                                                                      the Legislature, we rejected the
                                                                      Governor’s inadequate school
                                                                                                         volunteer firefighters and
                                                                                                         ambulance workers.                   Strengthening
   For the second year in a row, of the best ways to relieve the      aid proposal and came up with         While I am pleased to have
the people of New York have a     property tax burden is to
                                  prevent increases in the first
                                                                      a plan that will mean increases
                                                                      in state funding over last
                                                                                                         helped craft this on-time
                                                                                                         budget, as always I believe the
budget before the April 1
deadline, and for the second      place. This budget also reduces     year’s aid for all the school      real credit lies with the people
year in a row our state is closer the need for increased local        districts in the 49th Senate       of New York who demanded an
to having a Legislature that is   property taxes by improving         District. The budget also          on-time budget, who called for a
more open and more respon-        state aid to cities and munici-     approves funding for the first     more open process, and who              Without question, the single
sive. The budget I voted to adopt palities. The budget includes a     phase of the multi-year plan to    sought an end to business as         most important responsibility of
is not just on-time, it is also a 29 percent increase for Syra-       renovate Syracuse City             usual in Albany. For the second      state government is to ensure
strong budget that provides       cuse, a 24 percent increase for     schools.                           year in a row, we used a more        that our children receive a
property tax relief, improves     Rome and Auburn, a 20 percent          In addition, this year’s        open process, confirming that        quality education. Today’s
school funding and protects       increase for Oneida, and an         budget includes great news for     an open system of government         students are tomorrow’s leaders
higher education.                 average increase of close to 20     higher education, reversing        is a more efficient system.          in our community. It is critical
   This budget reduces the        percent for towns over last year.   the Governor’s proposals to           There is still a lot of work to      that we provide them with
property tax burden in several       The budget we passed today       slash valuable programs like       be done in Albany. We have           skills and resources they need to
ways. First and foremost, the     will also increase funding for      TAP and resisting his effort to    certainly taken the first steps.     be successful.
budget includes $805 million in local education. In the executive     increase SUNY tuition. The         But we have to keep moving              New York’s public school
property tax rebates for home     budget, the Governor had            budget makes an investment in      forward with reform. We have         districts educate more than 2.8
owners. This is money that will proposed school aid numbers           agriculture by funding impor-      to keep demanding an end to          million children This tremen-
end up right back in taxpayers’ that would have resulted in no        tant programs and expanding        dysfunction. And we have to          dous responsibility is taken
pockets. The budget also          increase for many Central New       property tax relief for farmers.   continue the fight for a Legisla-    seriously in Onondaga County
includes expanded STAR tax        York districts and a drop in aid    And, the budget recognizes the     ture that is more open and           and throughout the state, and
                                  for 15 local school districts.      work of local firefighters with    more responsive.                     Central New York is well known
                                                                                                                                              for some
                                                                                                                                                 of the best school systems in
                                                                                                                                              the country. Our successes
                                                                                                                                              however, should not be a founda-
                                                                                                                                              tion for complacency.
                                                                                                                                                 Earlier this year, my Republi-
                                                                                                                                              can colleagues and I introduced
                                                                                                                                              our 2006 legislative agenda.
     Your top news and community resource is www.cnylink.com                                                                                  “Restore NY” calls for strength-
                                                                                                                                              ening education finance, improv-
                                                                                                                                              ing education policies, investing
                                                                                                                                              in higher education and support-
                                                                                                                                              ing New York’s public libraries.
                                                                                                                                                 Since I’ve represented Central
                                                                                                                                              New York, I have been a vocal
                                                                                                                                              proponent of the “Partnerships
                                                                                                                                              in Education Act”. I introduced
                                                                                                                                              legislation to develop mentoring
                                                                                                                                              partnerships to help support
                                                                                                                                              children in need in this commu-
                                                                                                                                              nity and throughout New York
                                                                                                                                              State. Under this initiative,
                                                                                                                                              participating schools would
                                                                                                                                              develop partnerships with local
                                                                                                                                              organizations and businesses to
                                                                                                                                              pair at-risk students with a
                                                                                                                                              strong mentor from the commu-
                                                                                                                                              nity. The mentor would help
                                                                                                                                              support the student’s academic
                                                                                                                                              performance, while also provid-
                                                                                                                                              ing the student with a direct and
                                                                                                                                              supportive link to the commu-
                                                                                                                                              nity and to the skills required to
                                                                                                                                              today’s world of work.
                                                                                                                                                 New York’s educational
                                                                                                                                              system is one of the best in the
                                                                                                                                              nation, but if our students are
                                                                                                                                              leaving the state as soon as they
                                                                                                                                              graduate, we haven’t done our job
                                                                                                                                              well. My work as founder of the
                                                                                                                                              “Come Home to Syracuse”
                                                                                                                                              program has cemented my belief
                                                                                                                                              that native Central New Yorkers
                                                                                                                                              often want to work and raise
                                                                                                                                              their families in our community,
                                                                                                                                              but high taxes and diminished
                                                                                                                                              job opportunities stand in the
                                                                                                                                              way. For many, it’s the great
                                                                                                                                              schools that finally bring them
                                                                                                                                              and their young families back
                                                                                                                                              home again, and we need to do all
                                                                                                                                              we can to maintain our invest-
                                                                                                                                              ment in our outstanding educa-
                                                                                                                                              tional resources, while doing
                                                                                                                                              more to create jobs and opportu-
                                                                                                                                              nities for careers here in New
                                                                                                                                                 In order to maintain proper
                                                                                                                                              funding for our schools, we need
                                                                                                                                              to abolish the current school aid
                                                                                                                                              formula and create a fairer,
                                                                                                                                              simpler system that taxpayers
                                                                                                                                              can easily understand and
                                                                                                                                              Central New York school dis-
                                                                                                                                              tricts can rely on to plan their
                                                                                                                                              annual budgets. Furthermore,

                                                                                                                                                         ... see Brown on page 20
                                                                                                                              EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, APRIL 5, 2006/21

TALK       Regarding defense health programs
                                            J OHN M C H UGH             you cannot pick up a newspa-      civilian leaders of the Depart-    leadership of the military
                                                                        per these days and fail to read   ment, beneficiaries and their      services advocated for it. At
                                        Today the Subcommittee          about how the rising cost of      advocates, and members of          that time, they believed that
    We had a changing of the
                                     will hear testimony on one of      health care in the United         this committee - to collectively   keeping the promise of health
guard. No, not the life guards
                                     the more controversial mili-       States is limiting or             begin to discern a way ahead.      care for retirees was a neces-
who oversee our daily exercise
                                     tary personnel initiatives by         eliminating the availability   concerns                           sary component to retaining
here at Chenango Water Exercise
                                     the Department of Defense in       of that benefit in many indus-       The proposals rely exclu-       the force. So, today we want to
Group but the guardian of the
                                     recent years: A proposal that      tries. DOD faces the same         sively on increasing the costs     hear from the service vice
care and maintenance of the pool.
                                     claims to sustain the health       kinds of pressures. Unless        of TRICARE to retirees, rather     chiefs of staff whether they
It is an occurrence we have
                                     care benefit by increasing the     some action is ultimately         than on a more balanced            have any concerns about the
gotten used to unfortunately. We
                                     costs that some beneficiaries      taken, sustainment of the         approach such as was recom-        effect the proposed increases
have seen just such a change at
                                     would pay for that benefit.        incredibly robust military        mended by the recent report of     to the cost of retiree health
least half a dozen times since I
                                        So that all here today can      health benefit in the face of     the Defense Business Board         care may have on retaining
took this job.
                                     get a sense of the interest,       escalating costs may, indeed,     task group on health care for      our incredibly talented and
    Bill Parmeter was our custo-
                                     perhaps I should say opposi-       be in doubt.                      military retirees.                 dedicated troops; or what
dian here at Lineberry Pool for
                                     tion, that exists to the DOD          However, I also agree with        The bulk of the anticipated     effect such increases would
the past few years. While many
                                     proposals, I have brought to       those beneficiary groups that     savings are based on question-     have on the message conveyed
may not know, he comes in at
                                     this hearing a portion of the      hold TRICARE to be a benefit      able assumptions that people       to and by recent combat
4:30 a.m. and spends his day
                                     more than 40,000 letters           earned through the tremen-        would leave TRICARE or use         veterans who, when medically
cleaning the decks, vacuuming
                                     received by the chairman of        dous sacrifices of our troops.    the system less, and there         retired as a result of their
the pool, scrubbing bathrooms
                                     the                                In this view, it is not an        appears to be no alternative in    injuries, will have to pay
and making minor repairs. It is
                                        full committee on this          insurance policy and should       place should those assump-            significantly more for their
all in the job description. But
                                     topic. Member offices have         not to be compared to health      tions fail; and, beneficiaries     health care.
what aren’t described there are
                                     received a comparative vol-        benefits purchased by and for     would be subjected to catch-up        Given the health care cost-
the many little things he did for
                                     ume of mail. Collectively these    civilian employees. Changes to    cost increases of such magni-      growth trends in DOD, doing
                                     are the voices of the beneficia-   the military health care          tude that the rationale for        nothing in the future may not
    Many a time a bathing suit
                                     ries that we cannot ignore.        benefit require careful, delib-   them does not seem either to       be an option. We have invited
was left in the showers, shampoo
                                        More than a year ago, two of    erate consideration with a full   be based on good business          our second panel of witnesses
didn’t find its way into the gym
                                     our witnesses - Dr. Chu and        accounting of the impact          practice or to take into consid-   to provide insight and recom-
bag, or exercise equipment was
                                     Dr. Winkenwerder -began an         across the board.                 eration the effects that they      mendations that might help
left behind. Because Parmeter
                                     open, good faith effort to            This subcommittee has a        might have on such critical        shape the DOD proposals
was familiar with our people he
                                     educate members to the             number of concerns about the      considerations as retention.          or provide alternatives to
would take care to hold on to
                                     growing concerns about the         Department’s initiatives. We         I would point out that one      them.
those things until the person
                                     Department’s ability to            believe that it is important to   of the reasons the Congress           I hope that our witnesses
came to retrieve them when next
                                     sustain the health care ben-       provide this focused public       enacted TRICARE for Life -         will address these important
we met. He was always friendly
                                     efit. I                            opportunity to gather infor-      which today contributes to the     issues as directly as possible
and social with our group,
                                        commend them, if not for        mation to address those           fiscal challenges of sustaining    in their oral statements and
getting to know people and
                                     the outcome, but for that good-    concerns and to help all          the health care benefit - is       in response to Member ques-
chatting with them as they came
                                     faith effort. As we all know,      involved - senior military and    because the senior uniformed       tions.
and went. He attended our
annual dinner as our guest and
got recognized by the group for
the contributions he made to the
success of this program.
    Well he has moved “up” the
hill now and we will miss him.
He has taken a different position
as the custodian at the Colgate           Your top news and community resource is www.cnylink.com
Chapel. We had a little party for
him, loaded a few goodies into a
basket, had a cake and wished
him well. Good luck Bill.
    We have since welcomed our
newest custodian, Heidi Schenk,
and no doubt she will take up
where Parmeter left off and take
good care of us as well. The
women will be happy because
Schenk can see to the needs of the
ladies room quickly and without
having to wait for the place to
empty. And as these changes take
place we notice that each new
person has their way of doing
their job and we all adjust
quickly to a slightly different
routine. CWEG is looking
forward to working with Heidi
Schenk and hope she stays with
us for a long time to come.
Welcome aboard.

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under the legislation I intro-
duced to crack down on Medicaid
fraud, at least $2.5 billion of
annual savings will be channeled
into education for our children.
   I believe our children’s
education is one of the most
important long-term invest-
ments we can make in the future
of Central New York. As your
elected representative, a native
Central New Yorker, and devoted
parent, I am committed to the
success of our education system
so that children in our commu-
nity are given the necessary tools
and resources to reach their full
                                                                                                                  EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, APRIL 5, 2006/25

College’s calendar of events for April
   The following events are scheduled at Cazenovia College during the month of April, 2006. For more
information and updated calendar listings, visit the Cazenovia College Web site: cazenovia.edu or call the
phone number listed with the event.
   Tuesday, April 4: Cazenovia College will host Career Fair 2006, from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. in Hubbard Hall on
Seminary Street in Cazenovia. Employers seeking to participate may call Lindsay Wickham at 655-7191 for
   Saturday April 8: The Cazenovia College Interior Design Program will host a Reunion for Interior
Design alumni. Keynote speaker Diane Brandli, director of design at Ashley McGraw Architects, P.C., and
a LEED accredited professional, will offer a presentation on “sustainable design.” For information about
the Reunion contact Shari Whitaker at 655-7332 or sswhitaker@cazenovia.edu.
   Saturday April 15: Cazenovia College will host an Open House at the College’s Laboratory Nursery
School, on the corner of Lincklaen and Nickerson streets in Cazenovia, at 11:30 a.m., for parents of
prospective nursery school students. An overview of the program for the academic year 2006/2007 will be
presented. For information contact Mary Alice Cross, director of the nursery school, at 655-7234.
   Tuesday April 18: Cazenovia College’s Faculty Library Lecture Series, “Great Minds of the 20th Cen-
tury,” at the Cazenovia Public Library and the Manlius Library features noted faculty from Cazenovia
College discussing the work of important thinkers who opened new doors of opportunity for the human
spirit during the 20th century. The lectures, at 7 p.m. in both locations, are free and open to the public. At
the Manlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave., Manlius, - Dr. Scott Vinciguerra - Howard Gardner: Theories,
Thinking, & Intelligence. At the Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany St., Cazenovia - Dr. Tim McLaughlin
- Long Walk to Freedom: The South Africa of Nelson Mandela (And After)
   Tuesday April 18: Continuing Education offers a workshop in Identification and Reporting of Child
Abuse, Maltreatment and Neglect - Session 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. This two-hour training workshop provides
information about the physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse and neglect, as well as the
reporting requirements established in the New York State Social Services law. No college credit. (1 class)
Call 315.655.7107 for fee and registration information. Registration deadline one week before first class.
   Friday April 21: Cazenovia College will host the second annual Energy in the 21st Century Symposium,
“Global Warming: From Crisis to Solutions, Identifying the Technology and Policy Answers” at the
Schneeweiss Athletic Complex on Liberty Street in Cazenovia, beginning with registration and breakfast
at 7:30 a.m. Morning lectures and panel discussions will be followed by lunch and tours of either the
FitzPatrick Nuclear Facility in Oswego or the Fenner Wind Farm. Registration is required and seating is
limited for this free symposium. Apply on-line at cazenovia.edu/energy. For more information, contact Dr.
Rhea Jezer, Cazenovia College Environmental Studies, at 727-0123 or e-mail: rjezer@cazenovia.edu.
   Friday - Sunday April 21 - 23: Cazenovia College Theatre presents The Working Title Players (aka
Cazenovia College Drama Club) in their spring production, “The Fantasticks,” at the Cazenovia College
Theatre, 8 Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. on
Sunday. Tickets are $10 adults; $8 seniors; $5 for ages 12 and under. For more information call 655-STAR.
   Saturday April 22: Cazenovia College will host the Ice Breaker Regatta at Gypsy Bay Park on Cazenovia
Lake starting at 9:30 a.m. Participating teams are D’Youville and Oswego, with others to be announced.
Spectators are welcome free of charge. This is Cazenovia College’s inaugural spring regatta.
   Tuesday April 25: Cazenovia College’s Coffee and Conversation, from 7 - 8 p.m. at the Cazenovia Grill
Community Room features a reading by local poet Rachel Guido DeVries, sponsored in part by Poets &
Writers Inc. The event is free and open to the public. The Cazenovia College Bookstore, the Cazenovia Grill
and Common Grounds Café will be open during and following the event. Call 655-7261 for information.
   Wednesday April 26: Cazenovia College’s Annual Internship Expo, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Schneeweiss
Athletic Center. More than 100 businesses and community organizations of Central New York and beyond
will be represented. Students will showcase their internship experiences and talents. For information call
Lindsay Wickham at 655-7191.
   Wednesday April 26: The Cazenovia College Chorale will present its Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the
Cazenovia College Theatre, featuring music from the Broadway production of “The Phantom of the Opera”
and a full performance of Randall Thompson’s “Frostiana.” Free and open to the public. For information
call 655-STAR.
   Friday April 28: Triple Play, Featuring Chris Brubeck, 8 p.m. at the Cazenovia College Theatre. Tickets
are $20 adults; $16 seniors; $10 for ages12 and under. 6:30 p.m. - A wine & cheese reception included in ticket
price prior to the event in the theatre. For additional information call 655-STAR.
   Saturday April 29: “Lights, Camera . . . Fashion!” The Cazenovia College Fashion Design Program’s
Annual Fashion Show, produced by fashion studies design and merchandising majors. Doors open at 7
p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. at the Schneeweiss Athletic Complex. The show is open to the public. Tickets will be
on sale at the door: $6 per person, $3 with student ID and free for prospective fashion design students. For
advance tickets call Lolly Kuntz at 655-7196, or e-mail ckuntz@cazenovia.edu or tmwelder@cazenovia.edu.
The show is sponsored by the Fashion Studies Department and features one-of-a-kind garments designed
and produced by fashion studies department students and modeled by students. In addition to individual
garments, the show will include five senior collections and a jewelry and illustration display.

  ‘The Fantasticks’ from April 21 to 23
    The Cazenovia College The-        lege Theatre, and directed by           Last year’s spring college
 atre        presents         “The    David Witanowski, the artistic       musical, Godspell, marked the
 Fantasticks,” Friday through         director of The Wit’s End Play-      first of many musical produc-
 Sunday April 21 to 23 at the         ers, a community based, not-for-     tions to be presented by the
 Cazenovia College Theatre, 8         profit theater company in Syra-      Cazenovia College Theatre.
 Lincklaen Street in Cazenovia.       cuse. Members of the cast are The       “We are thrilled to present
 Performances are at 8 p.m. on        Mute, played by Andrea               an annual College spring musi-
 Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m.      Mintonye, a sophomore from           cal, involving students, the
 on Sunday. Tickets are $10           Cazenovia who is majoring in         Drama Club and the commu-
 adults; $8 seniors; $5 ages 12 and   visual communications; El            nity. ‘The Fantasticks’ is a
 under. For more information          Gallo, played by David               wonderful collaborative effort
 call      655-STAR.         Visit    Witanowski, also directing the       to offer live theatre to the sur-
 cazenovia.edu/theatre.               show; Luisa, played by Maia          rounding area, one that we
    “The Fantasticks,” with mu-       Albers, a freshman from North        plan to continue,” said
 sic by Harvey Schmidt, book          Salem, a communication stud-         Prossner.
 and lyrics by Tom Jones was          ies major; Matt, played by Whit
 presented by Lore Noto at the        Breeden, a junior from Green-           Witanowski is The Wit’s
 Sullivan Street Playhouse in         wich, Conn., who is majoring in      End Players’ primary director,
 New York City for 41 years, be-      sport management; Hucklebee,         having mounted their local
 ginning in 1960 and ending in        played by Willie Kiernan, editor     productions of “A Funny Thing
 January of 2001.                     of the Cazenovia Republican;         Happened on the Way to the Fo-
    Its best-known song, “Try to      Bellomy, played by Robin Gara,       rum,” “Carousel,” “Once Upon
 Remember,” has become a              an advertising consultant from       a Mattress,” “Arsenic and old
 popular standard and the show        Cazenovia; Mortimer, played by       Lace,” and others. He has also
 is one of the most-performed         Edmund (Ned) Breznai of Rocky        made many appearances on
 amateur musical theatre pro-         River, Ohio, a freshman major-       stage. Notable roles include
 ductions.                            ing in visual communications;        Geoffrey in “The Lion in Win-
    “The Fantasticks” is pro-         and Henry, played by Courtney        ter,” Ali Hakim in “Okla-
 duced by Colleen Prossner, the-      Brown of Herkimer, a sopho-          homa!” and Mary Shinn in
 atre manager at Cazenovia Col-       more psychology major.               “The Music Man.”

                                Cazenovia Jewelry’s eggs hold
                                 jewels for 20 lucky winners
    You can beat the winter blahs                                                                               jewelry inside those eggs are a set
simply by strolling in front of                                                                                 of diamond cluster earrings, an
Cazenovia Jewelry and relishing                                                                                 amethyst and diamond pendant,
in all the spring colored eggs in                                                                               and a pink sapphire pendant.
the window. Take one more step                                                                                     Monforte began his collabora-
inside and participate in the ex-                                                                               tion with Cazenovia Children’s
citing and fun-filled tenth annual                                                                              House well over a decade ago, and
EGGStravaganza. Cazenovia                                                                                       has continued to offer his support
Jewelry has generously hosted                                                                                   to the non-profit organization.
this event since 1997 as a                                                                                         “The services and support of-
fundraising event for Cazenovia                                                                                 fered to the children and families
Children’s House. Ralph Monforte                                                                                of our area by Cazenovia
has gone above and beyond this                                                                                  Children’s House is just so impor-
year to ensure the most extrava-                                                                                tant, and we recognize that now is
gant EGGStravaganza yet.                                                                                        an especially critical time to con-
    “We always look forward to                                                                                  tinue our efforts on behalf of
hosting this event,” said                                                                                       CCH,” he said. “Maintaining our
Monforte. “The children of                                                                                      commitment to local non-profit
Cazenovia, young and young at                                                                                   organizations is a top priority for
heart, love picking out their eggs.                                                                             us and EGGStravaganza is one of
The community gives us such                                                                                     our favorite events.”
positive feedback about this an-                                                                                   Monforte currently operates
nual event. We are featuring a                                                                                  stores in Manlius and Hamilton
wide variety of items this year,                                                                                as well as the main shop in
and will offer a total of 20 prizes, so                                                                         Cazenovia.
we look forward to seeing lots of                                                                                  EGGStravaganza began on Sat-
lucky winners.”                                                                                                 urday March 18, and will continue
    Each of the colorful plastic eggs                                                                           through Saturday April 15. Color-
decorating the front windows of                                                                                 ful plastic eggs may be purchased
the shop contains mouth-watering                                                                                for $4 each or 3 for $10. For more
treats. There are 20 very lucky eggs                                                                            information, please visit
stuffed with a wonderful selection CCH Kids – Tony and Teddy Koppers, and Cazenovia Jewelry’s Ralph Monforte.   Cazenovia Jewelry, located at 49
of jewelry so there will be 20 very                                                                             Albany St., or call the store at 655-
lucky people to claim those prizes                                                                              9114.
for their very own. Included in the

                                                                                                                Young professionals
                                                                                                                promote literacy
                                                                                                                    Each year members of the PIE
                                                                                                                Project, a young professionals giv-
                                                                                                                ing circle, select a focus area for
                                                                                                                their annual grant-making. This
                                                                                                                year is the second year of grant-
                                                                                                                making and the selected topic is
                                                                                                                    PIE Project is requesting grant
                                                                                                                applications to support programs
                                                                                                                that help people improve their
                                                                                                                reading and writing skills, teach
                                                                                                                financial management, help
                                                                                                                people understand forms and sign
                                                                                                                paperwork, assist with tax prepa-
                                                                                                                ration or increase cultural aware-
                                                                                                                ness, including U.S. culture for re-
                                                                                                                cent immigrants.
                                                                                                                    Programs that demonstrate in-
                                                                                                                novative ideas and approaches are
                                                                                                                of particular interest to the PIE
                                                                                                                Project members. Tax-exempt,
                                                                                                                non-profit organizations serving
                                                                                                                Onondaga or Madison counties
                                                                                                                are encouraged to apply. One
                                                                                                                grant of up to $5,000 will be
                                                                                                                awarded in late May 2006.
                                                                                                                    Applications must be received
                                                                                                                at the Central New York Commu-
                                                                                                                nity Foundation’s office by April
                                                                                                                28. Applications received after the
                                                                                                                deadline date will not be consid-
                                                                                                                ered. PIE Project grant applica-
                                                                                                                tions and guidelines are available
                                                                                                                at cnycf.org.
                                                                                                                    The PIE Project is a “giving
                                                                                                                circle” created in 2004 to give local
                                                                                                                young professionals an opportu-
                                                                                                                nity to pool their charitable dol-
                                                                                                                lars for greater impact. Its mis-
                                                                                                                sion is to empower young profes-
                                                                                                                sionals to become involved in phi-
                                                                                                                lanthropy to make our commu-
                                                                                                                nity a better place to live and
                                                                                                                                           EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, APRIL 5, 2006/27

                                                                             4-H’ers hold Public Presentation Day
                                                                                The 2006 Madison County 4-H         gram. Public presentations are          and other adult and teen volun-
                                                                             Public Presentation program was        one of the many life skills learn-      teers.
                                                                             held at the Morrisville-Eaton Jun-     ing opportunities that the 4-H pro-        Outstanding presenters were
                                                                             ior Senior High School Saturday        gram in Madison County offers.          chosen who will continue to the
                                                                             March 4.                               Teen and adult volunteers help in       next level at the 4-H Youth Fair.
                                                                                More than 100 4-H members de-       many ways to make the program           Those chosen as outstanding pre-
                                                                             livered presentations and partici-     a success. Those helping run the        senters are: Josh Stearns, Kelli
                                                                             pated in the annual speaking           event included: Shelly Werner,          Getchonis, Julia Stearns, Rebekah
                                                                             event. Serving as evaluators for       Ann Janson, Becky Dickerson,            Janson, Sara Billy, Tim
                                                                             the event were: Judy Cary, Deb.        Renee Goetz, Audrey Hale, Jas-          Dickerson, Logan Miner, Meghan
                                                                             Schroer, Denis Szarek, Fred            mine Wallace, Hannah Reichard,          Capeling, Liz Palmer, Tracy
                                                                             Almonte, Doug Holdridge, Carol         Naomi Reicherd, Rachael Lyon,           Crandall, Natalie Taylor and
                                                                             and Jim Cougal, Ben Wood, Ben          Laura Janson, Julie Nash, Shan-         Makenzie Mohorter.
                                                                             Werner, Linda Tuggey, Russ             non Jackson, Shawnna Popular,              4-H’ers chosen to participate in
                                                                             Duncan, Bob Purple, Ann                Katie Ball, Tracy Crandall and          the Horse Communications pro-
                                                                             Mayville and Cindy Clark. These        Sara Billy. The Public Presenta-        gram held at Horse Bananza
                                                                             adult volunteers come from all         tion Program is successful be-          March 11 were: Alyson Wilson,
 Back row: Coach Christianne Radziewicz, Alexa Radziewicz, Ryan Henderson,   over Madison County and many           cause of the dedication of parents,     Lauren Jaquay, Mahala Nyberg,
 Trent Robinson, Eli LaGorga, Sarah Haley, Eli Mitchell, Matthew Bailey,     are repeat volunteers for the pro-     leaders, 4-H members and many           Carly Hazer and Haley Miner.
 Coach Jim Henderson. Front row: Jessica Macheda, Rachel Ziemba, Sydney

                                                                             Girl Scouts to honor influential women
 Benedict, Sophie Goris, Cooper Coleman. Players absent from photo: Tyler
 Modzeleski, Cole Willard, and Kimber Nourse.

 Cazenovia Lightning                                                            The Girl Scouts – Foothills
                                                                             Council, Inc. will host April Show-
                                                                             ers: Honoring Women of Courage,
                                                                                                                    auction, unique tributes to
                                                                                                                    women and an awards presenta-
                                                                                                                    tion to two women in our region
                                                                                                                                                            Foothills Council, Inc. has helped
                                                                                                                                                            girls develop to their fullest poten-
                                                                                                                                                            tial and become competent, re-

 ends season
                                                                             Confidence and Character at the        who exemplify courage, confi-           sourceful women by providing
                                                                             Hotel Utica on Thursday April 27,      dence and character. All proceeds       Girl Scouting opportunities for
                                                                             beginning at 5:30 p.m. This annual     from the event will benefit volun-      over 4,400 girls from all of
                                                                             fundraiser gives the Council the       teer development and programs of        Herkimer and Oneida Counties,
    Another season of indoor soccer has come and gone for the                opportunity to celebrate and honor     the Girl Scouts – Foothills Coun-       most of Madison County and parts
 Cazenovia Lightning, leaving a team of boys and girls with warm             women who have made valuable           cil, Inc.                               of Otsego, Lewis, and Hamilton
 memories and sharpened skills. Led by Christianne Radziewicz                contributions to their families,          To reserve your place at the event   counties, encompassing 3,125
 and Jim Henderson, the children have spent two sessions practic-            friends and community.                 or to learn how you can uniquely        square miles.
 ing soccer and team skills at Burton Street School. On Saturday                “As an organization whose           honor an important woman in                Girl Scouts of the USA is the
 mornings they traveled to 481 Sports Center in East Syracuse to             mission it is to help girls develop    your life, please call Kristi Brennan   pre-eminent organization for
 test themselves against other school teams as well as several               the values and skills that will ben-   at 733-2391, ext. 26 or E-mail          girls, with a membership of more
 teams of “elite” players chosen from those schools. It’s been a             efit them throughout their lives,      kbrennan@girlscoutsfoothills.org.       than 3.8 million girls and adults.
 wonderful season of fun and camaraderie that won’t soon be for-             we use April Showers to honor the      Tickets are $35 per person and in-      Today, as when founded in 1912,
 gotten. Spring soccer is just around the corner.                            women who embody the spirit of         clude hors d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic     GSUSA helps cultivate values, so-
                                                                             what our girls aspire to be,” said     beverages and a Venetian dessert        cial conscience and self-esteem in
                                                                             Natalie L. Brown, executive direc-     table. A cash bar will also be avail-   young girls, while also teaching
                                                                             tor/CEO of the Council.                able.                                   them critical life skills that will
                                                                                April Showers features a silent        For over 42 years, Girl Scouts –     enable them to succeed as adults.

    Kids Education Youth Services
is looking for the music teacher of
the year. This program is held
each year in order to raise music
education awareness, and to rec-
ognize those music teachers who
are making a difference in
student’s lives throughout Cen-
tral New York. Three music teach-
ers from throughout the Central
New York region will be selected
as Music Teacher of the Year.
Each winner will be presented the
award at a special assembly at
their school and will receive a tro-
phy and gift certificates for music
merchandise for their school.
Public school music teachers, pri-
vate teachers, music therapists or
any person who teaches music can
be nominated.
    Nominations need to be post-
marked by May 1.
    Last year’s winners of this
award include Norin Lavender
(Clinton Middle School), Scott
Rutledge (Rome YMCA-CAC),
Bart Brush (Jefferson Elementary
School-Utica) and the Edna Mae
Rawson Lifetime Achievement in
Music winner was Ann Taylor (re-
tired from Oneida City School
    Nomination forms are avail-
able by calling the KEYS Program
at 363-6446 or emailing

    Subscribe today!
     Call 434-8889.
                                                                                                                     EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, APRIL 5, 2006/29

Quality of water, quality of life
Concerns about aquifer bring couple to Oneida County
      BY CHRISTINE ENNIS               tions and guidelines designed to       ous, these elements are also unat-
                                       protect aquifers, those agencies do    tractive, she said, and detract from
                                       not have the manpower to moni-         residents’ quality of life.
   Dennis Sands and his wife           tor or enforce such guidelines, and       Kinsella and Sands urged the
Eileen Kinsella made a presenta-       tend to act only when complaints       county to establish county-wide
tion before a joint meeting of         are received or contamination is       guidelines and regulations based
Madison County’s government            reported, Kinsella said.               on the findings of the planning
operations, planning, economic             In 1994, the DEC cited a County    department studies, to implement
development, environmental and         garage located in Morrisville (and     and monitor these standards, and
intergovernmental affairs and          above the aquifer) for four viola-     to follow the highest level of stor-
public works committees March          tions: sand and salt storage, an       age management recommended
29 to share their concerns about       illegal retention pond, floor drains   by the DEC. Short of following
possible detriments to the drink-      without proper permit and the          these storage recommendations,
ing water in Morrisville and           lack of a groundwater discharge        the garage could be moved to a lo-
Eaton. Kinsella, a nurse and a         permit.                                cation away from the aquifer.
teacher of nursing, said the public        Kinsella expressed concern            Kinsella also praised the care
health repercussions of the pos-       that the water running into those      taken to avoid contamination at
sible contamination is an issue        floor drains and draining off the      the county’s landfill.
that troubles her deeply.              property could be contaminated            “It appears the county effec-
   A 1988 land use inventory in        with petroleum products and salt       tively manages the environmen-
the town of Eaton identified por-      – substances that could find their     tal concerns related to the landfill
tions of the aquifer beneath           way into the aquifer. She and          facility,” she said. “Couldn’t a
Morrisville and Eaton as being         Sands are also concerned that vio-     similar management system be
substantially at risk to contami-      lations may be continuing, as they     implemented for aquifer protec-
nation. Further, a 1993 planning       recently took a photograph show-       tion throughout the county?”
department study found that vil-       ing road salt out in the open, not        County Administrative Assis-
lage zoning regulations offered no     pushed all the way into its shelter    tant Russ Lura said regulation of
review of potential impact to the      as it should be.                       land use and zoning is the respon-
aquifers that underlie approxi-            Charles Becker, division man-      sibility of the towns or villages.
mately one-fifth of the town’s land.   ager of the Morrisville garage, told   Therefore, the county couldn’t set
The study also noted agricultural      Kinsella that what she and Sands       up regulations. Only if the town
lands as a potential source of pol-    has seen and photographed would        requested assistance from the
lution to the aquifer.                 not be left out and exposed to rain-   county in creating such regula-
   Kinsella noted there are no di-     water. It was the last delivery of     tions would the county be able to
rect federal or state regulations in   salt for the year, and it would have   get involved.
place to protect aquifers; to mini-    been pushed into the salt shelter         Sands initial concern re-
mize the chance of contamina-          shortly after it was delivered.        mained, and to that he added an-
tion, municipalities must develop          Kinsella also noted the pres-      other thought that troubled him.
their own regulations. Though the      ence of junk vehicles on the              “If the county is breaking the
Department of Environmental            county garage’s land, and the en-      rules, who is monitoring the pri-
Conservation and the Environ-          croachment of flooded land onto        vate businesses?” he said. “I don’t
mental Protection Agency have          the property of nearby residences.     know that you’re getting moni-
many regulations, recommenda-          Besides being potentially danger-      tored as much as you should be.”

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 Clean water, clean habitat
 – for all animals
 ‘Original environmentalists’ protect water quality
                                             BY CHRISTINE ENNIS

    Patrick H. Brennan, Commissioner of the               cost-share funding to county Soil and Water
 state Department of Agriculture and Markets,             Conservation Districts to address water qual-
 announced $5.3 million for 31 projects designed          ity challenges facing farms around the state.
 to help farmers protect soil and water re-               Eligible ANSCAP projects include those that
 sources from agricultural runoff. The funding,           develop comprehensive nutrient management
 announced March 29, is available through the             plans or implement best management practices
 New York State Agricultural Non-point source             to protect water quality while maintaining the
 Abatement and Control Program, and will also             economic viability of the state’s agricultural
 serve as part of Governor George E. Pataki’s             community. Projects include technical assis-
 Agricultural Environmental Management                    tance, runoff buffers and waste management
 program.                                                 systems for watershed protection.
    Brennan made the announcement from                       “Farmers spend millions of their own dol-
 Smithland Farm in Canastota, where he was                lars on top of the grants money to implement
 joined by the founders of the farm, Duane and            these best management practices,” said Steve
 Harlow Smith, and Harlow’s daughter Marva                Larraine of Madison County’s Soil and Water
 Gingrich, the farm’s current proprietor.                 Conservation Committee. “It’s about water
    “New York is blessed with rich soils, abun-           quality, and it’s about habitat enhancement.”
 dant water sources and a diverse terrain that               Ken Lynch, regional director for the Depart-
 makes this state a terrific place to farm,”              ment of Environmental Conservation agreed.
 Brennan said. “Our farmers take care of a                   “It’s very important we recognize the benefit
 quarter of the state’s total land mass, and              not only to the farmers, but to the entire com-
 therefore, it is important that we help them by          munity,” he said.
 providing the resources necessary to imple-
 ment effective environmental management                    Three watersheds in Madison County will be
 strategies that will keep our waters clean and           receiving a combined total of $825,000 to imple-
 safe for all New Yorkers.”                               ment best management practices on 23 farms.
    “This will assist farmers – the original en-            People and farm creatures will not be the
 vironmentalists,” he said.                               only animals benefiting from the improved soil
    ANSCAP is a competitive grant program                 and water quality.
 administered by the state Soil and Water Con-              “It helps to provide us with clean water not
 servation Committee and the state Depart-                only for our cows, but for the wildlife further
 ment of Agriculture and Markets. It awards               downstream,” Gingrich said.

                                                       Column: Random Thoughts:
  Questions?                                           Back on the diamond..

                                 Comments?                   BY PHIL BLACKWELL

                                                           All right, enough of this. Back
                                                       to the game already.
                     Call Willie Kiernan at 655-3415       No doubt, some had to be                              Random
                                                       relieved Sunday night when the
                                                       champion Chicago White Sox                                thoughts
                                                       and its most likely challengers,
                                                       the Cleveland Indians, got
                                                       together to start a new baseball       Delgado, Billy Wagner and Paul
                                                       season.                                LoDuca, the Mets have displayed
                                                           Without the delightful inter-      their intentions, and just might
                                                       lude of the not-that-bad World         have the winning formula. The
                                                       Baseball Classic, we could have        Braves will not cede its long-held
                                                       drowned in the Barry Bonds             throne easily, even though Leo
                                                       book club entries. Don’t worry,        Mazzone took his pitching
                                                       more scary anecdotes are on the        wisdom to Baltimore. Philadel-
                                                       way.                                   phia is another major threat -
                                                           But there is an actual 2006        can Jimmy Rollins keep up his
                                                       campaign to consider, and 30           hit streak? As Florida underwent
                                                       teams that may, or may not, slide      its second fire sale in a decade
                                                       into the role of contender. Here’s     (look out for the Fish - in 2008),
                                                       what to view between now and           Washington thought that
                                                       October.                               trading Brad Wilkerson for the
                                                           AL East - Change has never         disgruntled Alfonso Soriano was
                                                       been a popular theme in these          a great idea. Maybe it wasn’t.
                                                       parts. We’ve gone eight straight           NL Central - As long as Albert
                                                       years with the Yankees first, and      Pujols is on two feet, St. Louis
                                                       Red Sox second. Toronto might          will rule this division. Houston,
                                                       shake up the old order, if its         fresh off its first-ever trip to the
                                                       aggressive spending spree (A.J.        World Series, is hung up by all
                                                       Burnett, B.J. Ryan, Troy Glaus         that Roger Clemens uncertainty,
                                                       and Lyle Overbay, among others)        and doesn’t have enough bats
                                                       works out and Roy Hallyday             anyway. Expectations for the
                                                       returns to health. Otherwise, it’s     Cubs will always be tempered as
                                                       the same old tale, even if the         long as the health of Kerry Wood
                                                       personnel in Beantown and the          and Mark Prior is in question
                                                       Bronx change. Will the Yankees’        and because, well, they’re the
                                                       pitching staff flourish, or just get   Cubs. Milwaukee improved a lot
                                                       old? And will the Sox reclaim the      in 2005 - look out for Prince
                                                       bullpen magic that was the             Fielder, son of Cecil. Cincinnati
                                                       backbone of its 2004 title run?        finally has a healthy Ken Griffey
                                                       Don’t expect Baltimore or Tampa        Jr. Now if only it can get anybody
                                                       Bay to be anything other than          out. The interminable rebuilding
                                                       possible September spoilers.           continues in Pittsburgh, with no
                                                           AL Central - If possible, the      real end in sight. At least it hosts
                                                       champs got better. Adding Jim          the All-Star Game, though. And
                                                       Thome to the lineup, and Javier        the Steelers will be back in
                                                       Vazquez to the rotation, makes         September.
                                                       the White Sox downright scary.             NL West - Here’s a safe
                                                       Cleveland’s youthful brigade has       prediction - someone will win
                                                       unfinished business after that         this division. Someone has to.
                                                       last-week heartbreak of 2005. The      San Diego prevailed last year
                                                       Tribe needs a better start and to      with just 82 victories, but might
                                                       win those one-run games.               do better with Mike Piazza
                                                       Minnesota has the pitching, but        around for wisdom and leader-
                                                       can it get consistent run produc-      ship. Up the freeway, Los Angeles
                                                       tion to make those arms count?         rebuilt, hired Grady Little (stop
                                                       Detroit hopes it can flourish          it, Red Sox fans), and hopes to get
                                                       under Jim Leyland. Nothing else        a full season from Nomar
                                                       has worked for 13 years. Kansas        Garciaparra, among others. San
                                                       City made some nice off-season         Francisco is enveloped by all
                                                       moves, but the gap between the         things Bonds, the good (he can
                                                       Royals and the top of the league       still hit) and bad (he might get
                                                       remains a chasm.                       investigated more than Clinton)
                                                           AL West - Top to bottom, it        of it. Arizona will improve a lot
                                                       has the looks of a pretty good         this year with a solid, youthful
                                                       division. Oakland is the chic          core. Colorado looks to do the
                                                       pick, with another great young         same, but it can’t do anything
                                                       pitching staff cobbled together by     about that problem of pitchers
                                                       Billy Beane. Now if only Milton        getting lit up at high altitude.
                                                       Bradley can behave. The What-              Now, we give you the annual
                                                       ever-You-Call-Them Angels may          Fearless World Series Prediction.
                                                       have been too quiet in the winter,     Last year, I said Angels and
                                                       not giving Vlad Guerrero enough        Cardinals, and both were run-
                                                       protection. Texas did a complete       ners-up.
                                                       turnover of its pitching staff,            This year, despite my deep
                                                       knowing any improvement could          allegiance to Cleveland, I say the
                                                       lead to a division title. Seattle      White Sox repeat on the AL side
                                                       just has too many holes to             and, late in October, will deal
                                                       contend, but 80 wins is a reason-      with the Mets for the ultimate
                                                       able goal.                             prize. How will the YES network
                                                           NL East - The kingdom              cope?
                                                       Atlanta has presided over for 14           If nothing else, that’s a fun
                                                       years faces yet another challenge.     question to ponder. Now just play
                                                       By acquiring guys like Carlos          ball already!

                                                            T submit sports, E-mail
                                                                Phil Blackwell at
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    EAGLE NEWSPAPERS                                                                                       SPORTS
                                                                                        Hamilton takes Caz, 10-8
                                                                                      The Cazenovia College Wild-       finished the game 2-for-4 with         save of the year, in relief of the
                                                                                   cats baseball team, playing the      three RBI, a walk and two runs         Continentals’ starter, Kevin
                                                                                   Hamilton College Continentals        scored. Wood was 2-for-3 on the        Coppola. Coppola, who is now 2-
                                                                                   in a game that had been can-         day, drew a walk, stole a base and     2 on the year, allowed five hits,
                                                                                   celed and rescheduled for 3 p.m.     scored twice.                          walked five and failed to strike-
                                                                                   Wednesday March 28, had its             Hamilton would come back            out any Wildcats in his 5.1-in-
                                                                                   bats awaken for the first time       and tie the game in the third in-      ning appearance.
                                                                                   in 2006. However, the Wildcats       ning, answering a Cazenovia run           Cazenovia’s starter, Erick
                                                                                   came just shy of victory, losing     in the top of the third with three     Tylutki (’07, Amsterdam),
                                                                                   8-10 to Hamilton. With the loss,     runs in the bottom-half of the in-     struggled with control for the
                                                                                   the Wildcats fall to 1-5 on the      ning.                                  Wildcats. Tylutki, who came
                                                                                   year. Hamilton improved to 5-7          With Hamilton scoring a total       into the day with a team-low 2.25
                                                                                   on the year with the win.            of seven runs in the fifth and sixth   ERA and a team-high nine
                                                                                      Cazenovia jumped out to a         innings, making the score 4-10,        strike-outs, allowed seven runs
                                                                                   first-inning, 2-0, lead when the     Cazenovia mounted a valiant            (six earned) walked two and hit
  Cazenovia Hockey                                                                 Wildcats’ center-fielder, Matt
                                                                                   Wood (’06, Madison), walked
                                                                                                                        comeback, scoring two runs in the
                                                                                                                        seventh inning and two runs in
                                                                                                                                                               two batters in the loss. He
                                                                                                                                                               moves to 1-1 in 2006.
                                                                                   and was driven in by a Scott         the eight inning, to narrow the           Scoring nine runs in its pre-
Seniors Award Banquet                                                              Boyce (’06, Albany) homerun to
                                                                                   left. Boyce’s homer was his first
                                                                                                                        lead to 8-10.
                                                                                                                           Hamilton’s Dan Hood shut-
                                                                                                                                                               vious five games, the Wildcats
                                                                                                                                                               nearly doubled all of its offen-
Seniors from the Cazenovia High School Varsity Hockey team pictured from left      of the year and the first for        down any chance of a Cazenovia         sive totals on the season in the
to right at their end of season banquet: Scott Smith, Hendrik Shank, Ryan          Cazenovia this season. Boyce         come-back, and picked up his first     game.
Ammann, Mike Race, Drew Sigle, Josh Mowers, Tom Page, Cameron Kennedy
and Shane Franz. The senior awards included: Neil Bailey Award - Josh Mowers;

                                                                                 Caz Lady Lax loses
Most Improved Player - Mike Race; Offensive Player of the Year - Shane Franz;
Defensive Player of the Year - Ryan Ammann; Most Valuable Player - Cam
Kennedy and Slaughter House Award - Drew Sigle.

                                                                                   The Cazenovia College                to seven unanswered goals in the         Utica’s Laura Keating led all

                                       Hockey                                    women’s lacrosse team, in its
                                                                                 Thursday March 30 meeting with
                                                                                 the Utica College Pioneers, was
                                                                                                                        first eleven minutes of play, took
                                                                                                                        an astounding 24 first-period
                                                                                                                        shots on Cazenovia keeper
                                                                                                                                                               scorers with a game-high 5-goal
                                                                                                                                                               performance on five shots-on-
                                                                                                                                                               goal. Keating additionally fin-

                                       seniors                                   handed its third defeat of the sea-
                                                                                 son, losing 3-20. With the loss, the
                                                                                 Wildcats move to 0-3 in 2006.
                                                                                                                        Amanda Kostran (’08, Depew).
                                                                                                                        Kostran, who was credited with
                                                                                                                        the loss and moves to 0-3 on the
                                                                                                                                                               ished the game with six
                                                                                                                                                                 Cazenovia’s Cali Parrotta (’06,

                                                                                 Utica improved to 3-2 with the         year, made 18 saves in the game,       Clay), Rachel Simone (’07, Syra-
                                                                                 win.                                   and saw a season-high 42 shots.        cuse) and Alexandra Huban (’09,
                                                                                   Utica, who opened the game           Kostran also led Cazenovia with        New Woodstock) each scored one
                                                                                 with a rapid-fire attach that led      a team-high four groundballs.          goal for the Wildcats.
                                      Cazenovia High School seniors
                                   from the varsity hockey team
                                   were honored at their final home
                                   game at the Morrisvile Ice Plex.
                                   The team had an outstanding sea-
                                                                                 Men open with loss
                                   son advancing to the section III
Mike Race with parents Marilyn and semi-finals. Photo credits go to    The Morrisville State College                    Morrisville State with two goals       recorded 16 saves in the loss for
                                                                    men’s lacrosse team opened their                    and four assists as teammates          the Mustangs.
Chuck                              Cynthia Page.
                                                                    season with a 12-9 loss to confer-                  John Malinowski (Holbrook) and            Billy Farnia led SUNY Delhi (1-
                                                                    ence rival SUNY Delhi Saturday                      Justin Pearson (Theresa) each tal-     2) with four goals and two assists
                                                                    afternoon in Chittenango.                           lied three goals in the loss.          on the afternoon. Phil Converse
                                              First team               Joey Severns (Ithaca) led                           Oriol Brull (Barcelona, Spain)      tallied 10 saves in the win.

                                       Cameron Kennedy, son of Pam and Ed
                                       Kennedy of Cazenovia, was recently
                                                                                 MSC ladies open with win
                                       named to the Section III Ice Hockey All      The Morrisville State College       NY), Lisa Zita (Staten Island) and     CCBC-Catonsville, by a final 14-0.
                                       Star First Team Defense. Kennedy is a     women’s lacrosse team opened the       Jerilyn Hale (Amenia) each tallied        Morrisville State trailed 4-0 at
                                       senior at Cazenovia Central School and    2006 season with a win Saturday        a goal to round out all Morrisville    the half before committing costly
                                       will attend Castelton State College in    afternoon, topping Harford Com-        scoring.                               turnovers in the second half, lead-
                                       Vermont in the fall.                      munity College 7-5 in Catonsville,         Samantha Holmes (Fairport)         ing to the 14-0 win by Catonsville.
                                                                                 Maryland. Maria Whaley                 recorded the win in goal, saving          Holmes tallied 20 saves in net
                                                                                 (Canastota) tallied four goals and     12.                                    for Morrisville in the loss as the
                                       Cameron Kennedy                           an assist to lead the Mustangs to          On Sunday, the women fell to       Mustangs fell to 1-1 to start the
                                                                                 the win. Monique Seyna (Webster,       the reigning national champion,        season.

                                                                                 MSC baseball falls at home
                MSC softball                                                        The Morrisville State Col-          take the 10-6 win.                     erals allowing one hit in two

                loses opener
                                                                                 lege baseball team fell in both           Tom Young (Wallkill) led            innings.
                                                                                 games to Herkimer County               Morrisville from the plate, re-
                                                                                 Community College Friday af-           cording two runs and a double.            In the second of the double
                                                                                 ternoon in Morrisville, drop-          George Burns (Brooklyn) re-            header, Morrisville State fell to
    The Morrisville State College       times in the double as the Hor-          ping to 4-9 overall on the sea-        corded the loss on the mound,          Herkimer CCC by a final 4-1.
 women’s softball team opened           nets topped the Mustangs 14-0            son.                                   allowing seven runs and six            Luis Gomez (Bronx) recorded
 their regular season schedule          in game one and 8-0 in game                 Morrisville scored four runs        hits in six innings. Tim               the lone run for the Mustangs
 falling in two in the double           two.                                     to come back from a one run            Harmer (Dekalb Junction)               in the sixth inning. Recording
 header against Broome Com-                Gretchen Cramer (Grand                deficit to take the lead from the      closed the game for the Mus-           the loss on the mound was Doug
 munity College (2-0) Hornets in        Ledge, MI) struck out five in            Generals in the bottom of the          tangs in the seventh, allowing         Herman (Walworth) who al-
 Binghamton this afternoon.             game one and two in the sec-             fifth inning but was unable to         three runs and two hits.               lowed four hits and four runs
    Morrisville struggled at the        ond, allowing 18 hits to record          hold Herkimer as they scored              Mario Roefaro recorded the          in six innings, striking out
 plate, hitting a total of seven        the losses on the mound.                 six in the top of the seventh to       win on the mound for the Gen-          one.

                   O b i t ua r i e s                                                                  Syracuse Chamber events
                                                                            Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce sponsors upcoming events for
                                                                            the business community
Justicenow Velez                                                               The Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring numerous exciting events for the business
St. Louis                                                                   community in the near future. These valuable events provide opportunities for networking, risk assess-
                                                                            ment, tips for business survival, info on how to access space program expertise, and even an opportunity
Infant                                                                      for businesses to pitch their company to potential investors. To register for any of these events, contact the
   Justicenow Velez St. Louis, in-                                          person listed for that particular event. Registration for all events can be processed online at
fant son of Michael Valez and                                               SyracuseChamber.com.
Lacey St. Louis, died March 5, 2006
at University Hospital.                                                     Red Carpet Committee
   Calling hours and services                                                 Wednesday April 5 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Involvement in this committee provides a great networking
were held at the family home. Tait                                          opportunity while ensuring new member involvement, participation and satisfaction. The committee
Funeral Home, Inc., handled the                                             consists of volunteers who mentor first year chamber members. The committee will meet at Chamber
arrangements.                                                               Headquarters at 572 S. Salina St. For more information, call Jim Jerose at 470-1998.

     Justicenow Velez St. Louis                                             Technology Garden: Biotechnology Management & Entrepreneurship seminar series
                                                                              Wednesday April 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. This seminar will explore the benefits and pitfalls for companies
                                                                            seeking to grow through strategic partnerships from the perspective of a major medical technology
                                                                            company. Robert Hallenbeck, vice president of Business Development and Strategic Investments with
                                                                            Becton, Dickinson and Company, is the presenter during this live videoconference at the Syracuse
                                                                            Technology Garden. The seminar is FREE and will be held at 235 Harrison St. Additional program and
John C. (Jack) Dougherty, 68                                                speaker information can be found online at lallyschool.rpi.edu/biotechseries. To register call 474 0910,
Beaver Valley Rod and Gun Club past member                                  x7914; visit GrowSyracuse.com;or email annina@growsyracuse.com

  John C. (Jack) Dougherty, 68, of    daughters, Marilou Allen of           Business After Hours
North Brookfield, died March 25,      Remsen, Julie Sahl of Whitesboro        Wednesday April 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All Chamber members are invited to attend this mixer, which
2006 at his home. He was born in      and Jessica Dougherty of North        provides a great opportunity to network in a social setting. This event is sponsored by The Golfers Dome.
Brookfield, the son of Raymond        Brookfield; his sister, Frances       Hors d’oeuvres will be provided and there will be a cash bar. The location of the event is 3985 Rt. 31 in
and Loretta Dougherty.                Manners of Brookfield; his            Liverpool. The cost is $5 per person, which must be received before or at the event. Reservations are
  Jack lived most of his life in      brother, J. Russell and wife, Helen   required. For more information, call Sharon Grabosky at 470-1870.
Brookfield. He owned and oper-        of Ocala, Fla; eight grandchildren
ated Bucks Inn in North               and several nieces, nephews and       Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program Seminar
Brookfield for the past 22 years.     cousins.                                 Thursday April 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. Join SATOP as they present a FREE seminar, “Rocket Scientists for
  He was a past member of the            Funeral services and calling       Manufacturers” at the Syracuse Technology Garden at 235 Harrison St. SATOP reps will show they can
Beaver Valley Rod & Gun Club.         hours were held at the Paul Fu-       assist with engineering challenges free of charge. A continental breakfast will be served. Reservations are
  Jack was predeceased by his         neral Home, Church Street in          due by April 4. For more information, contact Cathy at 701-0685 or cathyn@satopny.com.
brothers, Thomas, Kenneth and         Brookfield.
Raymond.                                 Contributions may be made to       Training and Education Committee
  Surviving are his companion,        Hospice Care, Inc., 4277 Middle          Thursday April 6 at 8:15 a.m. Attend this meeting to assist in planning training for small business
Laura Stetson; his son, Michael J.    Settlement Road, New Hartford,        owners and employees. Your ideas about whom and how to present topics of pressing interest, in formats
Dougherty of Whitesboro; his          NY 13413-9558.                        that “make sense” for small businesses at reasonable cost, are welcome. The meeting is free and will take
                                                                            place at the Chamber Headquarters at 572 S. Salina St. For more information call Deb Warner at 470-1845.

                                                                            Chamber Events Committee
Kelly O. Brewer, 75                                                      Tuesday April 11 at 8 a.m. Join this group of volunteers who plan Chamber events such as the annual
Cazenovia resident                                                    meeting/business of the year, clambake, golf outing, Business After Hours, and economic forecast lun-
  Kelly O. Brewer, 75, of Cazenovia, died March 31, 2006 at his home. cheon. The meeting is free and will take place at the Chamber Headquarters at 572 S. Salina St. For more
  Surviving are his wife, Derralee; his son, David of Florida; his information call Sharon Grabosky at 470-1870.
daughter, Barbara Cook of New Woodstock and four grandchildren.
  Services will be private. Arrangements are by the Tait Funeral Technology Garden: Mini Pitch Fest
Home, Inc.                                                               Tuesday April 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. This event is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their business
                                                                      to a panel of investors. The gathering will be held at the Syracuse Technology Garden located at 235
                                                                      Harrison St. The cost is $25 for UVANY members; $45 for non-members; $15 for students. For more
                                                                      information, contact Sean Branagan at 559-7451; email sbranagan@communigration.com; or visit

                                                                            Training and Education Series
     T submit an obituary,                                                     Wednesday April 12 from 8 to 10 a.m. The Chamber’s Training and Education Committee presents, “I’m
                                                                            Too Busy Running the Company,” the second in a sequence of six workshops, which is part of the “Is Your
                                                                            Business at Risk?” series. The cost is $25 per person, per session and includes a full breakfast. Registration
   E-mail Tami Schoeneck at                                                 and breakfast start at 8 a.m.; program is 8:30 to 10 a.m. Workshops will be held at the Chamber Headquar-
                                                                            ters, 572 S. Salina Street. For more information, call Stephanie Roehm at 470-1882.

   tschoeneck@cnylink.com                                                   Training and Education Seminar
                                                                               Wednesday April 12 from 9 to 9:30 a.m. The Chamber’s Training and Education Committee offers “10
                                                                            Tips for Business Survival, Profit and Growth” presented by Eric Mower of Eric Mower and Associates.
                                                                            Mower will show participants how to take advantage of this seminar and put his tools and techniques to
                                                                            work in their business to achieve success. The cost is FREE for Chamber members; a light breakfast will
                                                                            be served. The seminar will be held at the Chamber Headquarters, 572 S. Salina Street. For more
                                                                            information, call Stephanie Roehm at 470-1882.

                                                                                                                 Red Cross needs blood donors to boost supply
                                                                                                                    The American Red Cross Blood       hospitals to treat emergencies and
                                                                                                                 Services, New York-Penn Region        patients with various illnesses
                                                                                                                 recently announced a fun promo-       and conditions.
                                                                                                                 tion for blood donors during the         All current eligible and new do-
                                                                                                                 month of April.                       nors are urged to schedule and
                                                                                                                    From April 1 to 30, every pre-     keep appointments to donate
                                                                                                                 senting blood donor is eligible to    blood today by calling 1-800-GIVE
                                                                                                                 enter a random drawing through        LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visiting
                                                                                                                 the “Points for Pints” program to     DonateBloodNow.org. Anyone 17
                                                                                                                 win $1,000 towards a summer get-      years or older, weighing at least
                                                                                                                 away or a $1,000 pre-paid gas card.   110 pounds and in general good
                                                                                                                 To enter the drawing, donors will     health may be eligible to donate
                                                                                                                 be       asked        to     visit    blood. In New York State, 16-year-
                                                                                                                 pointsforpints.org and answer a       olds may donate blood provided
                                                                                                                 true or false trivia question. One    they bring an original signed New
                                                                                                                 winner will be selected at random     York State Informed Parental
                                                                                                                 at the end of the month.              Consent for a 16-Year-Old to Do-
                                                                                                                    Blood donors are urgently          nate Whole Blood to the blood
                                                                                                                 needed to make, and keep, appoint-    drive. The consent form can be
                                                                                                                 ments to donate blood to stabilize    found at DonateBloodNow.org/16.
                                                                                                                 a weakening regional blood sup-       Identification is required at the
                                                                                                                 ply. Blood is needed everyday for     time of donation to give blood.
                                                                                                                                            EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, APRIL 5, 2006/35

         Fun-damental                                                         Oneida Sky launches
        Basketball Camp                                                       Cultural Arts Series
         adds program                                                            Oneida Sky, the upscale Ameri-
                                                                              can Indian retail gallery at the
                                                                              Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning
                                                                                                                      silver jewelry more than 20 years
                                                                                                                      ago, has had his work displayed
                                                                                                                      around the country, including at the
                                                                                                                                                             and from 5 to 7 p.m. He’ll demon-
                                                                                                                                                             strate some of his techniques and
                                                                                                                                                             talk about his work, which also
   Directors Stu Maloff and Tom        ers may enroll as resident camp-       Stone Resort and Casino, will           Rancocas Museum in New Jersey          will be available for purchase. The
Blackford have announced that          ers, extended campers (attending       launch a “Cultural Arts Series” in      and the Philadelphia Indian Mu-        workshops are free and open to
FUN-damental Basketball Camp,          from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) or as a com-    April, bringing in artists and au-      seum. His squash-blossom necklace      the public.
a highlight in central New York        muter camper, from 9 a.m. to 5         thors to exhibit and talk about         was featured on the cover of Gem          Future offerings in the “Cul-
for 15 years, is offering a new bas-   p.m. most days. The college pool       their work.                             and Mineral magazine. Positive         tural Arts Series” include a hand-
ketball program at Cazenovia           is available for recreational             The first artist to be featured in   Note, an American Indian maga-         thrown clay and painting demon-
College this year. The special         swimming in the evening for            the series is Oneida Turtle Clan        zine, named him artist of the month,   stration by Mohawk artist
Cazenovia commuter program             resident and extended com-             member Chip Isaacs, whose silver,       and he was featured carving moose      Tammy Tarbell-Boehning and a
for younger boys and girls, ages       muter campers.                         bead, leather and bone work is on       antlers in a video for the             book signing by Oneida Nation
6 to 14, is in addition to its long-      All camp sessions include a         display and available for purchase at   Smithsonian Institution.               Historian Anthony Wonderley,
standing resident and com-             full program including skill sta-      Oneida Sky. Isaacs, a former iron-         Isaacs will be at Oneida Sky        who authored “Oneida Iroquois
muter camp at Morrisville State        tions, leagues formed by age,          worker who began making his own         Saturday April 15, from 1 to 3 p.m.    Folklore, Myth, and History.”
College for campers ages 11 to 18.     ability and gender, 2 games a
   The Cazenovia Program will          day, hot shot contest, individual
run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24
to 28. Before care and after care
is available to working parents
                                       and team instruction, a slam
                                       dunk contest on adjustable rims,
                                       daily practice on defense both on
                                                                              Jazz band wins gold
for an additional fee. The regis-      and off the ball, full court drills,      The Cazenovia High School Jazz Ensemble re-            Webber on trumpet, Heather Harrison on trombone,
tration fee includes a free camp       guest speakers and a unique            cently participated in the Oneida Jazz Festival at        and Jackie Kellish on drums. This honor means
basketball, a free camp T-shirt        superstation for continuous            Oneida High School on March 10.                           they were among the top musicians in all of the
and all-you-can-eat lunches each       skill reinforcement, when camp-           Several bands from all over New York State came        Class A bands. Very few bands in all of the five classes
day.                                   ers are not involved in games.         to perform for adjudicators and clinicians who are        received the Gold Award, which made this even
   The Morrisville Program,            The camp boasts a unique 5 to 1        professional musicians from the New York City             sweeter for our students. The students also partici-
running July 16 to 20, features        camper-staff ratio.                    area. The band, led by director Kathy DiNardo, per-       pated in workshops and clinics throughout the day
supervised, overnight accommo-            For further information, see        formed in Class A and was the only band in that           and learned a great deal from these outstanding cli-
dations in the college dormito-        the camp web site at                   class to receive a Gold Rating, the highest award.        nicians.
ries, an all-you-can-eat meal          ebasketballcamps.com, call 1-877-      Several of the members were also chosen as All-Star          The evening concert featured the “Directors’ Big
plan, and a basketball and a camp      545-8423,     or      Email      to    Jazz Musicians. They are Mike Parker on alto sax,         Band” with the guest clinicians and was an exciting
T-shirt for each camper. Camp-         basketballcamp@aol.com.                Tim Regan on baritone sax, Tom Eschen and Kate            and energetic performance.

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