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									                                                                                                                            HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, MARCH 8, 2006/1
    Volume 202, No. 10
    March 8 to 14, 2006
         5O CENTS                                     Tribune                             & Morrisville

                                                                                                                Home of Jane Erb

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                                   Gimme shelter                                                                                           superintendent
  Start your day with
                                                                                                                                           Madison super to take reins
hot, delicious pan-                                                                                                                        at Morrisville-Eaton
cakes overflowing
with homemade                                                                                                                                            BY DANA SUE MILLER
maple syrup and then
embrace the evening                                                                                                                           Last week Marian Whitney, president of the
wearing your warm,                                                                                                                         Morrisville-Eaton Board of Education, announced an
winter peejays. The                                                                                                                        end to the search for a new district superintendent.
annual Cabin Fever-                                                                                                                           Whitney announced that the board had selected
Heat Up Hamilton                                                                                                                           Michael Drahos as the next superintendent.
Festival presents a                                                                                                                        Drahos is currently the high school principal at
colorful variety of                                                                                                                        Madison Central School. Drahos will officially be
excitement from 11                                                                                                                         hired at 7 a.m. Wednesday March 8 at the district
a.m. to 1 p.m.                                                                                                                             offices. He will begin his duties in the district on
                                                                                                                                           July 1.
Saturday March 11.
       FOR MORE,
                                          MSC student-constructed shelters
                                          MSC student-constructed shelters                                                                    Interim superintendent Patrick Curtin will con-
      SEE PAGE 3.                                                                                                                          tinue to guide the district for the remainder of the
                                             on display at the Art Park
                                             on display at the Art Park                                                                    school year. School board member Murry Ames
                                                                                                                                           thanked Curtin and BOCES superintendent
                                                                                                                                           Jackie Stark for leading them through the long
IN NIGHT LIFE:                                                                                                                             process. The district has been looking for a super-
                                            BY WILLIE KIERNAN                                                                              intendent since Nelson Bauersfeld left in October
                                                                                    forge innovative engineering genius, a passion
                                                                                                                                           to take the leadership position in the Mexico
                                                                                    for humanity and sublime practicality.
                                 High up the hill, in a quiet room at the Stone                                                            school district.
                                                                                       The objective of the project was for students
                              Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, there sits a                                                                 In a review of the calendar, Curtin reminded
                                                                                    to design an architecturally pleasing shelter that
                              display of a dozen projects. It’s a display of stu-                                                          board members that the district-wide music con-
                                                                                    addressed the issues of social responsibility and
                              dent work, students from Morrisville State Col-                                                              cert will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday March 8 in
                                                                                    leadership. Teams researched rural
                              lege. The students, 35 of them, from the Design                                                              the middle/high school auditorium.
                                                                                    homelessness before they built their shelters.
                              and Landscape Architectural Studies program,                                                                    Elementary principal Debra Dushko congratu-
                                                                                    Students were tasked to build a shelter that was
                              were assigned to design and build shelters for                                                               lated the Drug Quiz team for a fine performance at
                                                                                    habitable, portable, resistant to moisture and
                              the homeless while staying within a specific                                                                 the recent competition at Cazenovia College. She
                                                                                    cold, provided light and ventilation to the inte-
  Full Frontal Folk           budget. The results of such an assignment are                                                                also reported that a group of Colgate students are
                                                                                    rior, and was aesthetically pleasing. The great-
sings its swan song.          staggering on many levels. Whether it is art,                                                                working with the school to determine the best
                                                                                    est challenge was staying within the $75 budget
    SEE PAGE B1.              that is for the viewer to decide. Whether it is                                                              ways to increase community and parental involve-
                                                                                    due to the rising cost of wood and supplies after
                              provocative, there is no question.                                                                           ment in the district.
                                                                                    Hurricane Katrina.
                                 The shelters, big enough for one or two                                                                      Jonathan Bryant, principal of the middle/high
                                                                                       It is a haunting display as well as a trophy of
                              people, look like they can work. The significance                                                            school, announced that he is considering the pur-
                                                                                    student ingenuity. The various designs and the
                              of such necessities coils in the world outside.                                                              chase of grade level appropriate planners for all
                                                                                    use of every shape known to man exhibits simul-
                              That a home can be built for less than $75, mass-                                                            the students in the school. Currently, the school
                                                                                    taneously the differences and the determinations
                              produced and issued to the needy is somewhere                                                                purchases the agendas only for students in grades
CALENDAR .......... 2                                                               of all kinds of people. One shelter looks like a
                              between a miracle and a shame. The shelters                                                                  seven and eight. In addition to serving as a good
CLASSIFIEDS ...... B5                                                               giant marching drum, while another looks like
                              were originally a simple class project address-                                                              organizational tool, the planners include a num-
                                                                                    a snail. Many are triangular, but the one that
EDITORIAL ........... 4       ing homelessness and the architecture of shel-                                                               ber of guidance and learning tips that should prove
                                                                                    sticks out is telescopic with wheels, folding in
                              ter. But in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina                                                               useful to the students.
NIGHT LIFE ...... B1                                                                on itself for easy transport.
                              and the earthquakes in Asia, the plight of the                                                                  Chris Brewer, who teaches high school social
OBITUARIES ....... 18                                                                  The Shelter Exhibit will be on display at the
                              homeless took on an added significance for the                                                               studies and serves as coordinator for the Advanced
SCHOOL NEWS ..... 6           students. Some of the better designs magically                             Please see Shelter, page 2.       Placement program, reported on the AP classes
                                                                                                                                           currently being taught, as well as plans for the
SPORTS ............. 21                                                                                                                    upcoming year. The high school offers eight
                                                                                                                                           classes this year in the areas of social studies,
                                                                                                                                           English, math and science. Students who take ad-
                              Circus rocks Hamilton in Barge show                                                                          vantage of all the courses available could earn as
                                                                                                                                           many as 30 credit hours toward their first year of
                                         BY SAMANTHI MARTINEZ                                                                              college, depending on the requirements of the col-
                                                                                                                                           lege and their scores on the AP exam in each sub-
                                 The evening played out like a dream sequence.                                                             ject. Brewer listed some of the benefits to students
                              Outside, temperatures dropped into the teens,                                                                taking AP classes, including developing higher
                              with a dusting of snow kicked up by Arctic                                                                   level thinking, reading and study skills as well as
                              winds. But inside the Barge Canal Coffee Com-                                                                more in depth pursuit of topics of their own inter-
                              pany, people sat in the warmth like hothouse                                                                 est. Plans are being made to increase the number
                              flowers, perked up on caffeine and anticipation.                                                             of courses and get more teachers trained to teach
                              Condensation dripped down the frosty windows                                                                 the advanced classes.
                              facing Lebanon Street giving the cozy coffee-                                                                   The board was presented with a first draft of a
                              house-turned-music-venue an ethereal look, as                                                                budget for the 2006-2007 school year. Debra
                              ceiling fans spun lazily in a mock tropical                                                                  Everson, the district’s business administrator,
                              breeze. Layers of coats, scarves, and sweaters                                                               outlined the spending plan, which includes less
                              melted off as people settled in early to get a good                                                          than a 2 percent increase in spending. She noted
                              seat - heck, to get a seat at all.                                                                           that they had worked hard to make sure numbers
                                                                                                                                           used were closer to real spending patterns in the
                                                                                                                             CARLY ROSIN
                                 Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus           Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus perform on
                              of Dreams is a band of mythic proportions. The                                                               past. Areas of significant increase include health
                                                                                    stage at the Barge in Hamilton
                              band took the stage to a standing room only                                                                  insurance, costs for new audit procedures required
                              crowd. They have a cultish following through-         the Rain,” “Moondog House,” which describes            by the state, and utilities. Curtin cautioned that
                              out the Northeast. For some, it was their first       how “we dance like the fleas on a dog” and “Bike,”     the revenue side is still difficult to predict, since
                              time to run away with the Circus of Dreams, but       which tells of the black and gold custom bicycle a     the state legislature and the governor have not
                              for most, it was a return trip. The Circus’ music     boy finds hidden in his now-dead father’s gar-         agreed on a budget. Other considerations include
                              renders age inconsequential and musical prefer-       den, are potent stories set to music.                  staffing needs and the proposed early retirement
                              ences immaterial. They blend haunting, plain-                                                                incentive.
                              tive melodies with lyrics that simultaneously                                                                   The next regular meeting of the board will take
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                              calm and rouse. Crowd-pleasers like “Sunday in                             Please see Circus, page 8.        place at 7 p.m. on Monday March 27 at the middle/
                                                                                                                                           high school library.

       72 Albany St.
    Cazenovia, NY 13035
                                                                                                                    Leafs) - April 18, 19, 20 - Mites, Rink 1 - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Squirts, Rink 2
                                                              This Week                                             - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., PeeWees, Rink 1 - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Bantams, Rink 2 -
                                                                                                                    1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $70. For information please call Rob Hameline at
                                   New Life Christian School kindergarten information night                         684-6104.
                                      6:30 p.m. Friday March 10 in the sanctuary of the school, an over- Hunter’s education classes for Madison county
                                   view of the kindergarten program will be presented. Call 824-2625 for    8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday March 18 and March 25 at the
           Editor:                 more information.                                                     Chittenango Rod and Gun Club on Gee Road. You must attend both
       Willie Kiernan              Sherburne-Earville Central School                                     classes, demonstrate proper attitude, safety and pass the test. To pre-
          655-3415                 Board of Education meeting scheduled                                  register call 656-9729 between 6 and 8 p.m. only. Classes are free and all             6:30 p.m. Monday March 13 a regular board meeting will take place new hunters/bowhunters/trappers must receive this training before
                                   in the Elementary Library classroom.                                  getting their first license.
                                   Family Bingo night
                                      6:30 p.m. Friday March 10 at the Morrisville Public Library. Chil-
                                   dren play for cool prizes, adults play for fun. Refreshments will be                                          Ongoing
                                   Pancake breakfast                                                                Free income tax preparation for Madison Co. residents
                                      Saturday March 11: Hamilton Rotary Pancake Breakfast at the                      Residents may qualify to have tax preparation done free of charge.
            Sports:                Colgate Inn. Serving pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit, juice etc. from 7 to 11     Seniors 60+ are eligible regardless. Day and evening appointments are
         Phil Blackwell            a.m. Tickets available at the door or beforehand from all Rotarians and          available Tuesday through Saturday until April 15, at the CAP office
       434-8889, ext. 348          at Roger’s Market, Colgate Inn, Adventure Bikes and Boards and at                in the Big M Plaza in Morrisville, the Department of Social Services in         Parry’s. All proceeds to benefit the Hamilton Rotary Scholarship Fund.           Wampsville, and at the Hamilton Public Library. Call 684-7862, ext. 10
                                                                                                                    or 1-866-684-7862 between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for appointment
                                                                                                                    Quilters meet
                                                              Upcoming                                                10 a.m. every Tuesday the Quilters Club meets in the Morrisville
                                                                                                                    Public Library Program Room. Cross-stitching, patchwork and quilt-
                                   Sherburne-Earville Central School Board of Education                             ing along with conversation.
                                   meeting scheduled                                                                Car donations needed
                                      6:30 p.m. Monday March 27 a Board Committee Meeting will take   The NYS Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs are looking for car donations to
    Display Advertising:           place in the elementary library classroom.                       help support their programs. Some restrictions apply. 800-246-0493.
          Lori Lewis               E.R. Andrews art reception at Morrisville Public Library                         Kiddies Korner at Morrisville Public Library
          655-3415                    Noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday March 18, art work from the students of   10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every other Tuesday. Bring toddlers and pre-            E.R. Andrews Elementary School will be on display in the Library’s schoolers for an interactive story and craft hour.
      (deadline: 5 p.m. Friday)    Program Room. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run Foothills Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild meeting
                                   from March 10 to April 6.                                               10 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at St. James Episcopal
                                   Spring Development Clinic                                             Church in Clinton from September through June. Visitors and new
                                      Dominic Hardy and Vincent Reindau (goalie coach – Toronto Maple members welcome.

   Classified Advertising:         Continued from page 1.
           Julie Galvin            Stone Quarry Hill Art Park               cut away brush and intruding
            434-1988               through March. The park is open          branches, while laying down wood           during daylight hours, free to the       chips and trail markers. A new
     (deadline: 5 p.m. Thursday)   public.                                  challenging trail is currently be-
                                      Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, at        ing planned to wind through a
                                   1600 feet, is a mix of walking trails,   little known section of the park.
                                   open meadows and outdoor sculp-          Volunteers are needed to establish
                                   ture exhibits. The park is located       this yet to be named trail. Call 655-
                                   on Stone Quarry Road off of Route        3196            or           e-mail
                                   20, just east of the village of Or go to the
                                   Cazenovia. All of the trails are         volunteer appreciation day from 1
                                   maintained by volunteers, who            to 3 p.m. Sunday April 2.

                                                                                                                          HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, MARCH 8, 2006/3

                                                                                                                   The ‘Cuckoo’ flies again
  the word              ?
   Only up here does the earth
                                                                                                                       BY SAMANTHI MARTINEZ

                                                                                                                      The Hamilton Book and Movie
                                                                                                                   Club has chosen its second title:
                                                                                                                                                             way, even if you’ve only read part
                                                                                                                                                             of it.”
                                                                                                                                                                 The reading of “Cuckoo’s Nest”
                                                                                                                                                             will culminate in the film’s
look round, only up here does                                                                                      “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s               screening at 1:30 p.m. Sunday
the horizon dip at its ends, only                                                                                  Nest,” the 1962 classic novel by          April 9 at the Hamilton Movie
up here can you see the bend of                                                                                    Ken Kesey. The book was made              House. Often the book and movie
the planet at the edges of your                                                                                    into a film with the same name            will differ in their storylines or
peripheries. Only here you are                                                                                     starring Jack Nicholson in 1975.          focus. The author may work on
almost sure that you are ca-                                                                                       After a successful first book/film        the screenplay or a screenwriter
reening on top of a big shiny                                                                                      pairing with the “Accidental              may do the adaptation to film.
globe, blurrily spinning- you                                                                                      Tourist” by Anne Tyler, the re-               After the discussion of
are never aware of these things                                                                                    cently-formed club has generated          “Cuckoo’s Nest,” club members
in Chicago, it being so flat, so                                                                                   much interest in the Hamilton             will select the next title from a
straight- and and and we have                                                                                      community.                                diverse list compiled by Stahl, in-
been chosen, you see, chosen,                                                                                         “I’ve been contacted by over           cluding, but not limited to:
and have been given this, it be-    Boy Scout Troop 120 at the festival.                                           fifty people since the club’s first       “Apocalypse Now,” based on Jo-
ing owed to us, all of this- the                                                                                   meeting,” said organizer Rob              seph Conrad’s “Heart of Dark-
sky is blue for us, the sun makes
passing cars twinkle like toys
for us, the ocean undulates and
                                    Pancakes to peejays                                                            Stahl, general book manager at
                                                                                                                   Colgate Bookstore. Stahl’s wife,
                                                                                                                   Kathleen, is an avid reader and
                                                                                                                                                             ness,” “Manchurian Candidate”
                                                                                                                                                             by Richard Condon, “The Joy
                                                                                                                                                             Luck Club” by Amy Tan, “The
churns for us, murmurs and                                                                                         participates in two local book            Color Purple” by Alice Walker,
coos to us.                               It’s a full day at the Hamilton Festival                                 clubs. She urged her husband to           and “The Cider House Rules” by
                -Dave Eggers                                                                                       “start his own club” when he              John Irving.
                                        Start your day with hot, deli-      Hamilton Public library created        learned that there were no males              “Since I’ve been in the book
   I stood for a moment on the      cious pancakes overflowing with         out of recycleables, outdoor natu-     in her book discussion groups.            business, I’ve got a sense of the
scent, smelling this shrill and     homemade maple syrup and then           ral items, or edible products. Vote       Stahl had just finished reading        author, and a level of quality asso-
blood-raw music, sniffing the at-   embrace the evening wearing             for your favorite. Gerald Davies       “The Big Sleep” by Raymond                ciated with the author’s work.
mosphere of the hall angrily,       your warm, winter peejays. The          and Bruce Powrie will provide          Chandler and happened to catch            That is certainly a consideration
and hankering after it a little     annual Cabin Fever-Heat Up              demonstrations at the library on       the movie on late night television.       when choosing the book,” said
too.                                Hamilton Festival presents a col-       how to make log style cabins out       “The Big Sleep” movie debuted in          Stahl.
            -Hermann Hesse          orful variety of excitement from        of cattails and wood. The Histori-     1946, and starred Humphrey                    Another consideration is
                                    11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday March        cal Preservation and Restoration       Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Stahl           whether the film is readily avail-
   We can learn to venture be-      11.                                     Association of Greater Hamilton        was intrigued by the idea of read-        able and can be obtained through
yond it, though. The ego is             The Hamilton Rotary’s famous        is co-sponsoring this activity         ing a novel then comparing and            the bookstore’s distributor. Stahl
there, as our servant. Our room     pancake breakfast is from 7 to 11       with the PCD.                          contrasting it to a film. He ini-         has been in the book selling busi-
is there. We can always go in       a.m. at the Colgate Inn. Cabin Fe-          Delicious food at Cabin Fever.     tially planned to show the film in        ness for most of his career, com-
and use it like an office when      ver features family activities, face    Hot chocolate and fried dough by       the bookstore, but after approach-        ing to Colgate Bookstore about
we need to be efficient. But the    painting, maple sugaring demon-         Warren’s Maple Products, roasted       ing Chuck Fox, Hamilton Movie             five years ago. He has seen dra-
door can be left open so that we    stration, medallion hunt, the           barbecue chicken to take home by       House manager, the two decided            matic changes in the industry,
can always walk out.                ColorBURST Parade with fami-            The Hamilton Lion’s Club, and the      that the films would be more ap-          and said that since the late 1980s,
                   -Ram Dass        lies pulling decorated sleds, and       Hamilton High School Baseball          pealing on the big screen.                independent bookstores have
                                    dogs in costume. Proctor and            Booster Club cooks up hamburg-            “When you sign up for the book         made up a smaller and smaller per-
  The clues: 1. Let’s make a        Gamble presents BURSTS of Win-          ers and hot dogs as a benefit to       and movie club,” explained Stahl,         centage of the market due to
Monte 2. Between homeroom           ter, science experiments and ice        send their team to Florida for a       “you get a membership card, which         superstore expansion and the ex-
and gym 3. Vestibule                cream making projects. Build a          tournament. The Literary Bake          entitles you to 10 percent off the pur-   plosion of online ordering.
         Answer on page 8           snowman and help create a new           Sale will be at the Hamilton Pub-      chase price at the bookstore.”                During his time at Colgate,
                                    world record.                           lic Library.                              But you can also borrow the            Stahl has organized shop talks for
                                        Hamilton loves its chili. Vote          As the day draws to an end, put    book from the library, or share           local independent booksellers to
                                    for your favorite chili as local res-   on your warm winter peejays and        with a friend. Once a title is se-        learn from each other, coordi-
                                    taurants offer public samples of        head to the movies. The Hamilton       lected, participants have approxi-        nated trunk shows to connect lit-
                                    their favorite recipe. This year’s      Movie Theater presents “The            mately six weeks to read the book.        erary sales representatives di-
                                    contestants are the Colgate Inn         Shaggy Dog,” at 7pm and anyone         Club members then receive free            rectly to independents, and serves
                                    and Country Inn of Hamilton, Vil-       wearing appropriate winter             admission to the screening of the         on the board of the independent
 Subscribe                          lage Café of Earlville, The Fort of
                                    Morrisville, and Quack’s Diner
                                                                            peejays pays only $3. Prizes will be
                                                                            awarded to people dressed in the
                                                                                                                   film. The club plans to continue
                                                                                                                   year round.
                                                                                                                                                             bookseller association. Colgate
                                                                                                                                                             bookstore handles textbook sales
                                    and Hotel Solsville of Madison.         “Most Colorful,” “Dog Look-A-             The intent of the Book and             for students, but also has a very
   today!                               Hot Tamale: Human Dog Sled
                                    Races are a benefit for the Lloyd V.
                                                                            Like,” and “Family Peejays.”
                                                                            Movie is subject to change.
                                                                                                                   Movie Club is to discover literary
                                                                                                                   works that you may not ordinarily
                                                                                                                                                             large general book section with
                                                                                                                                                             about 30,000 volumes. This is sub-
                                    Evans American Legion Post                  Please contact The Partnership     choose, then compare and contrast         stantial for a community like

 434-8889.                          No.375 of Hamilton. Experience
                                    the thrill of being pulled around
                                                                            for Community Development at
                                                                            825-3537 or for
                                                                                                                   the movie with the group. There is
                                                                                                                   no cost or obligation to join, and
                                                                                                                                                                 In addition to the book and
                                    the snowy course. Money raised          more information. A special            no commitment to participate in           movie club, Colgate Bookstore
                                    from the dog sled races support         thanks to the Historical Preserva-     every title chosen.                       also hosts author appearances and
                                    the future Veteran’s Memorial in        tion and Restoration Association          “People get busy with their            book signings and plans
                                    Hamilton.                               of Greater Hamilton, Hamilton          lives and may not finish the              children’s activities. Visit their
                                        Create A Cabin contest is new!      Public Library, and the village of     book,” explains Stahl, “so they           website at
                                    Visit a display cabins at the           Hamilton for their support.            don’t know if they should come to         for more details about upcoming
                                                                                                                   the movie. My feeling is: come any-       events.

                                                                                        I got my mojo working
  Farewell, kid                                                                                 I am not a hippie. At one
                                                                                            point, long ago, I thought I
                                                                                                                                                                               After finding out the press
      He was the kid everyone loved. He was the one they traveled                           wanted to be one. But I was too                                                 was coming, the Pompey town
  hundreds of miles in busses to see. He wasn’t the biggest, the                            responsible. Yes, I play the                              Kiernan               hall pushed up their proceedings
  fastest or even the best. He was just the one that people rooted                          guitar, sing the songs, make                                                    from 7 p.m. to 6:30. I was the
  for. Now it’s time to say goodbye. There will be teams, and there                         excellent hummus and write                                                      press, and was told by the sentry
  will be rooting, and there will be new heroes. But right now,                             poetry, but that’s about it. I work                       On the job            at the door to take off my hat and
  Gerry McNamara is a special someone. He’s old school about to                             every day with a shirt and tie,                                                 sit in the back. The judgement on
  leave his old school behind. Maybe it’s his style, maybe it’s his                         after having showered. I have no                                                the ruling that Joan Gronau was
  smile. Or maybe it hurts because he’s the last link to that                               tattoos or jewelry, but for a                                                   losing her property was post-
  magical ride of a season.                                                                 wristwatch. I pay my bills on            hundreds of pieces on the guitar.      poned to a later date. As I crept
      The epitome of heart and overachievement, McNamara’s shot                             time and make sure my kids               I’m not a great singer but I’ve        closer to the bench, the judge
  has slipped. His perfection has been fractured. What once were                            work hard at school. I never             sung thousands of songs. And           spoke softer, holding his hand
  automatic wins are now painful losses. At six foot nothing, he                            joined a commune or an orgy,             I’m not a great writer but I’ve        near his mouth, then ordered the
  has turned out to be merely human. And yet, on Sunday after-                              and was too young to go to               written millions of words. That’s      court officer to make some copies
  noon, a record crowd chanted his name like the game didn’t                                Woodstock. I wear a mojo                 why I’m an artist, not necessar-       of something. She made a racket
  matter. They just came to show they loved him. That he wound                              because it reminds me not of             ily a good one.                        doing it and no one could hear
  up with 29 points after a seemingly frustrating performance                               once wanting to be a hippie, but            Art for art’s sake, that’s what     any of what was going on. Later I
  against one of the nation’s best is unfathomable.                                         that I was, and still am an artist.      it’s all about, unless you take it a   was told my presence alone
      People will argue that McNamara can’t make it as a pro. When                              I call it a mojo. Others call it a   step higher. If you can use your       caused the postponement of the
  he misses his 3-pointers, he misses them short; great pure                                ponytail, a rattail, or worse. I         art to feed your children, that’s a    judgement. Responsibility is a
  shooters miss long. His mistake passes in the lane are too                                remember starting it when I              good thing. If you can use your        tough song to sing, but I’m
  numerous to blame the team all the time. He has a great coach’s                           knew I was leaving the coffee-           art to feed other people’s chil-       clearing my throat.
  mentality. He’ll be a coach.                                                              house. The food business inspec-         dren, that’s a great thing. It            Now to lighten it up, I passed
      McNamara is a player. He’s not done. He has won a champion-                           tors always frowned upon                 always inspired me to see George       the audition. It seems there is a
  ship. He has stayed for four years, showing determination and                             excessive hair. But I was getting        Harrison do the concert for            part for me in the upcoming
  steadfastness. He can pass and he can shoot. He can dive for balls                        out, and I needed a reminder             Bangla-desh. Harry Chapin              musical “The Fantastiks,” at the
  and leave his blood, sweat and tears on the hardwood. He will go                          about who I was. It doesn’t look         started world hunger benefits.         Cazenovia College Theatre. I
  to the pros and he will sell tickets. People will travel hundreds of                      great. It’s certainly no fashion         Pete Seeger raised societal            expect you all to buy tickets and
  miles to watch him play. He will fare well. He just won’t be here                         statement. In fact, I can’t even see     awareness with just his little         be a part of something artsy. It’ll
  anymore.                                                                                  it. But I know it’s there.               songs. These people took it a step     do your mojo some good. Though
      If Carmelo Anthony had stayed four years, things would be                                 I try to do at least one artistic    higher.                                I didn’t sign a contract, I have
  different. This wouldn’t be a bubble team. But that didn’t happen                         thing per day; and in this world,           When I first started at this        the word of the director that I
  and the bubble is about to burst. The magical ride is over and the                        that’s a challenge. Always an            paper, the Cazenovia Republican        won’t be wearing tights. No, I’ve
  last link has left the building.                                                          artist, it’s not difficult for me to     and the Hamilton Morrisville           never done this sort of thing
                                                                                            be creative. But being respon-           Tribune shared all but the first       before. I have worn tights before
                                                                                            sible as I am, getting it done is        three pages. People saw too much       though, actually spandex. They
                                                                                            not always a top priority. I             of what belonged in the other          make me look like hummus.
                              IN HISTORY                                                    dream for the stars but some-
                                                                                            times I’m lucky if I get to look at
                                                                                                                                     paper. It was my responsibility
                                                                                                                                     to do something about that.
                                                                                                                                                                            Anyway, while the hippies said,
                                                                                                                                                                            “sex, drugs, and rock’n roll,” I
                                                                                            the moon. I’m not a great                Since last week, we’ve begun           say, “responsible love, an adult
   March 9, 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte married Josephine de
                                                                                            painter, but I can paint. I’m not a      printing the first eight pages         beverage, and a folkie tune.”
Beauharnais, widow of a former French officer executed during the
                                                                                            great musician but I’ve written          separately. Things are getting         Peace out.
   March 10, 1969 - James Earl Ray was sentenced in Memphis,
Tennessee, to 99 years in prison for the murder of Martin Luther King,
Jr., in April 1968.
                                                                                        Dodging the skeevy
   March 13, 1639 - Cambridge College was renamed Harvard Uni-                                                                                                              conversation, he was just
                                                                                                I went to see a presentation by
versity.                                                                                                                                                                    someone nice to talk to while I
                                                                                            Trooper John Evans last week. It
   March 14, 1950 - The FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list
made its debut.
                                                                                            was geared toward parents and                            Christine              was surfing the net. He just kept
                                                                                            was set up by one of the local                                                  on seeking me out, though,
   March 15, 1937 - The first hospital blood bank in the United
                                                                                            school districts. It was also
                                                                                                                                                        Ennis               whenever I was on. Even that
States was established, in Chicago, at Cook County Hospital.                                                                                                                wasn’t too troubling. Next thing
                                                                                            totally free, and the turnout
                                                                                            stank. But I’m not here to get                                Soda and you know, though, he’s asking
                                                                                            into that.                                                       sleep          me about what I’ve “done” (you
                                                                                                Before I went over to the                                                   work out what that means) and
                                                                                            school to see the presentation                                                  telling me about the things he’s

                       Tribune                                                              (which, by the way, was excellent,
                                                                                            frightening and informative) I
                                                                                            was on the phone with Steven
                                                                                            and I mentioned that I had the
                                                                                                                                     they can find vulnerable kids
                                                                                                                                     they find attractive, and easy
                                                                                                                                                                            “done,” the things he enjoyed
                                                                                                                                                                            “doing” the most, and the places
                                                                                                                                     pathways to get to them. If you’re where and people with whom
                                                                                                                                     not concerned and disgusted            he’d “done” them. Telling me he
                                               72 Albany St.,                               solution as far as kids’ internet        about this yet, you will be.           wanted to meet me, telling me he
                                   Cazenovia, New York 13035                                safety went. I know, everything              So, my theory as far as            was developing feelings for me.
                                             USPS # 004-429                                 thinks they have the answer. But         myspace, etc., goes is: it is no place From casual conversations like,
                                           ISSN # 1526-2537
                        Phone: 315-655-3415 ● Fax: 315-655-3813                             I actually do, and here it is: the       for children. Just like the chat       “oh, today I went to the mall, I
                                                                                            key to internet safety is to             rooms. Yeah, it’s a great tool for     hung out with my best friend…I
                                        Willie Kiernan, Editor                              NEVER GO ON THE                          communicating with your friends. like this kind of music, I like
                        Lori A. Lewis, Advertising Representative                           INTERNET.                                But so is the phone, and what goes this subject in school, etc.”
                 Pam Kennedy, Madison County Advertising Director                               We all know that ain’t never         on there is between the two of you.        I’ve never been too worried
        The Hamilton & Morrisville Tribune is a unit of Eagle Newspapers,                   gonna happen, so I’ve come up            It isn’t perfect, but nothing is.      about coming off as nasty when
                                                  434-8889                                  with some alternate plans. First,            I’m sure that some younger         it comes to matters of self-
                     Richard K. Keene, President and CEO, Ext. 302                          let me weigh in on the myspace           people will consider my thoughts preservation, so I did what I had
                         John McIntyre, Vice President and COO                              debate. Myspace is a fine idea –         on this to be square, lame,            to do. I blocked him and I never
                      David Grieves, Operations Manager, Ext. 311                           FOR MATURE PEOPLE and                    outdated, antiquated, unfair, and spoke to him again.
                            David Tyler, Executive Editor, Ext. 340                         those not interested in internet         stupid, and they will hope and             So, maybe I am a tyrannical
                          Daniel Lovell, Managing Editor, Ext. 330                          dating. But to me, it’s got all the      pray that they’re not such a           wench. Maybe I don’t understand
               Tami Grashof, Corporate Advertising Director, Ext. 320                       problems that those damn chat            tyrannical wench when they’re          what it’s like to be young any-
               Geoff Stickel, Marketing/Circulation Director , Ext. 312
                                                                                            rooms on AOL had, and many,              25. And I’ve suspected lately that     more. Maybe I am, in fact, an old
                        Sharon Doldo, Business Manager, Ext. 305
                  Julie Galvin, Classified Advertising Director, Ext. 324                   many more. Not only does it open         I’m becoming an old person, so         person now. Not for nothing, I’m
                                                                                            you up to a world of wackos; it          that’s fine with me. They can          pleased I survived long enough to
                       Office of Publication: 72 Albany St., Cazenovia, New York 13035
                            Periodical Postage paid at Cazenovia, New York, 13035
                                                                                            provides those wackos with               think that if they so choose.          get old and become a square.
                                                                                            photographs to go by. You might          What they don’t know is that I         Some kids who chat it up with
       The Hamilton & Morrisville Tribune serves the residents of the towns of Hamilton,    be a careful user, but your friends      have sat in their position in          freaks aren’t that lucky.
                                           Madison and Eaton
      The Hamilton & Morrisville Tribune is published weekly by Eagle Media Partners, L.P., might not, and your friends can          front of the computer before, and          Parents, pay attention to what
      5910 Firestone Dr., Syracuse, N.Y. 13206. Mail subscription rates: $25 per year in    lead a predator right back to you.       I have dealt with freaks.              your kids are doing in
      advance to addresses in New York state; $30 per year in advance to addresses              I learned a month or so ago              About nine years ago, by           cyberspace. And kids – like the
      outside New York state. Newsstands, 50 cents per issue. Postmaster: Send address      from State Police Investigator           chance, I struck up a conversa-        one I was not too long ago – your
      changes to The Hamilton & Morrisville Tribune, 5910 Firestone Dr., Syracuse, N.Y.     Alan Cordary – the man who               tion online with a 26-year-old out parents give you hell because
                                                                                            sparked Trooper Evans’ interest          of Massachusetts (at least that’s      they care. Hard to believe some-
      Eagle Newspapers is owned by Eagle Media Partners, L.P. and Eagle Media Inc., G.P.,
      Edward S. Green, chairman; David H. Northrup Jr., vice chairman; David Barclay,       in cyber crimes – that many              what he told me, anyway) who           times, but true. And you
      secretary/treasurer; Richard Keene, president; and John McIntyre, vice president.     pedophiles use myspace, xanga            started out to be very pleasant        wouldn’t talk to some weirdo
                                                                                            and other sites like them as a           and tame, and told me about his        who approached you in the
                                                                                            hunting ground. Not only can             adventures in the outdoors. I          street, would you? Don’t talk to
                                                                                            they find vulnerable kids there,         didn’t think too much of the           that weirdo online, either.
                                                                                                                              HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, MARCH 8, 2006/5

Music can be a time machine                                                                                            Support troops...then and now
                                                                                                                             Support our troops. Except
                                                                                                                          our little yellow plastic ribbons
    Music is a time machine. A few
chords or a melody can transport
                                                                                      starved while we hated our
                                                                                      broccoli, and forget that we        are fading and the windstorm did                      Donald
you back in time to days and
                                                        Samanthi                      weren’t the Brady Bunch.            a number on our flags. News                            Krueger
memories you only thought you’d
forgotten. I don’t remember much
                                                        Martinez                          By now, boomers should be       from Iraq is pushed off the front
                                                                                      used to having their soundtracks page by whatever shenanigans
about diagramming sentences in                                                        hijacked by the advertising         the administration is engaged in                       Cazenovia
English class, and cannot recall
                                                                  Tea &               industry. Janis Joplin would        at the moment. The casualty lists                     curmudgeon
algebraic formulas to save my                                  simplicity wriggle in her grave if she could are in small print on inside
life, but I can remember every                                                        hear “Oh lord, won’t you buy me     pages - the Gannett - owned Army
word of a quaint song from 1972                I still know the words to the          a Mercedes Benz” blaring over a     Times prints photographs of the       E-mail:
that hardly anyone remembers               Schoolhouse Rock sequences that TV spot for the luxury car.                    killed.                     
anymore.                                   were squeezed between Saturday Cadillac has been using Led                        Is it that most of us are not      Readers who know of other
    Riding in the cavernous                morning cartoons. When my                  Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” in       directly touched by GWB’s war?        events or ways of support, let us
backseat of my parents’ Chevy              kids were studying the U.S.                their jingles, and other compa-     Preoccupied with our own              know.
Impala across California’s                 Constitution, I broke out in song nies have also cemented the                  welfare(!)? Not enough of us with        We likely will never again see
Mojave Desert when I was a kid, I with The Preamble, “We the                          correlation between consumer        sufficient outrage to mount the       the kind of support for the troops
looked up through the expansive people/ In order to form a more                       products and music in American kind and extent of protests that           that came from little North
rear window at the glittering              perfect union/ Establish justice,” minds. Royal Caribbean Cruise               accompanied LBJ’s war? No             Platte, Neb. all through World
stars and could pick out the               la la la. I bet some of you can only Lines even picked up Iggy Pop’s           teach-ins, no sit-ins, no marches     War II. There are still a few of us
constellations. In the back-               count by threes if you sing,               “Lust for Life” to promote their    on the Pentagon, no chanting          who remember; nothing like it
ground, the radio played Neil              “Three is a Magic Number.” In              luxury vacations - frankly, I don’t crowds at GWB’s political             then or since and, sadly, no way
Young’s “Heart of Gold,” the               those days, kids got their pre-            care how many midnight buffets fundraisers. Cindy Sheehan’s               to recreate that spirit today.
number one song that year. I               cious cartoons only on Saturday there are, I wouldn’t want to be               words blowing in the wind?            From Christmas Day, 1941, until
have forgotten the placement of            mornings, and for a couple of              out on open water with Iggy Pop        Lest we forget, you know, the      April 14, 1946, there was the
the stars in the night sky, but            hours after school. No wonder we in my stateroom. Aerosmith’s                  Syracuse VA Medical Center still      North Platte Canteen - no troop
after all these years, I can still         did our homework back then -               “Dream On” pitches... Buicks?       welcomes volunteers, and they         trains through Cazenovia and
sing at full volume, “I’ve been to         what else was there to do? Except              Still, every once in a while a  can tell you of other ways to help.   Hamilton! In those days that was
Hollywood/ I’ve been to Red-               memorize songs.                            song comes on the “oldies”          The DAV needs volunteer van           the way we were shipped (!)
wood/ I crossed the ocean for a                Unlike the generations before, station, you light up like a lava           drivers to take veterans to and       across the country. Trains made
heart of gold/ I’ve been in my             baby boomers’ music crossed the            lamp, you break out in song to      from their VA appointments.           up of fifteen or twenty old
mind, it’s such a fine line/ That          territory of entertainment and             lyrics that lay in some dusty       More and more veterans of Iraq        passenger cars, segregated cars
keeps me searching for a heart of invaded the realm of angst and                      forgotten corner of your cra-       are showing up there. And the         or trains of course, pullmans for
gold/ And I’m getting old.” But            politics. Our music made us                nium, and the kids hope their       men and women in Iraq still           the officers. Or bunk cars
when I sing, I am not old: I have          think, and it made us forget.              friends aren’t around to see their appreciate letters, E-mail and         reminding the old-timers of the
just turned eight years old and I          Think peace, think activism,               usually normal parent act like an packages from home. Pre-paid            French Fort and Eight boxcars;
feel like the world is as comfort-         think apart all our conventions,           utter fool. Don’t worry kids,       phone cards. Check out soldiers’      forty men or eight horses.
ing as that old Chevy, as limit-           then forget war, forget that               mom’s in the time machine           blogs, those not yet censored.        Sometimes hospital cars at-
less as the stars in the sky.              children half the world away               again, she’ll be back in a minute. And not to forget the families.        tached or separate hospital
                                                                                                                             In the Feb. 15 Republican there    trains.
 LETTERS POLICY                                                                                                           was a letter from veteran Chris-
                                                                                                                          topher F. Demanski telling us of
                                                                                                                                                                   Hot in the summer, cold in the
                                                                                                                                                                winter; fresh water in a barrel;
                                                                                                                          an upcoming benefit for families,     toilets clogged; no showers.
         The Tribune welcomes letters on subjects of interest to our readers. All letters must bear a daytime telephone
                                                                                                                          what he’s calling a Fallen and        Meals were C-rations heated, if at
    number. The telephone number will not be printed or released. The Tribune reserves the right to edit. Letters should
                                                                                                                          Wounded Spring Fling (I’m not         all, on a steam pipe. Seven or
          be legible and no more than 500 words long. Anonymous letters receive no consideration. Letters can be:
                                                                                                                          sure fling is the right choice of     eight or more days coast to coast,
                          Mailed to:                                                   Faxed to:                          word) to be held at the Nothing       half the time sitting on sidings
                          The Tribune                                                   655-3813                          Fancy Bar and Restaurant in           waiting for freight and civilian
                         P.O. Box 301                                                 E-mailed to:                        Vernon April 15, 1 to 6 p.m.          passenger trains to pass. No
                     Cazenovia, N.Y. 13035                                                Phone him at 826-3687 or Mary
                                                                                                                          and Shawn Shanahan at 361-1355;       Please see Curmudgeon, page 8.

                                                   MORRISVILLE LIBRARY NEWS
                                                   Check out expanded hours
                                                      BY MICHELLE A. FORWARD               10:30 a.m. on Tuesday March 14           was fabulous to share with the
                                                         LIBRARY MANAGER                   learning about monkeys. Bring            rest.
                                                                                           your toddler or preschooler in for          It’s tax season. Have your
                                                      View Karen Jacobs Women’s            stories, activities and more. If         forms yet? We did not receive
                                                   History display in the front foyer.     you can’t make it that day, join         forms this year. The library can
                                                   It will be on display the entire        them for baby farm animals on            and will be more than happy to
                                                   month of March.                         March 28.                                assist you in getting the right
                                                      Friday March 10 there will be a         Are you tired of playing board        form(s) and printing them from
                                                   display in the program room of          games with your siblings or par-         the Internet. Copies are 10¢ a page.
                                                   various different young artists         ents? Looking for some new com-          Stop in during library hours for
                                                   from the E.R. Andrews Elemen-           petition? Come in at 6 p.m. Friday       assistance. If you would like to
                                                   tary School. Stop in and see the        March 24 for game night. Play            call the IRS and state and have the
                                                   budding artists. A reception will       some favorite classic games with         forms sent to you, the numbers
                                                   be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Sat-     other people besides your family.        are: IRS- 1-800-829-3676 and the
                                                   urday March 18 as well. Stop in         This is open to the entire family,       State- 1-800-462-8100. If you have a
                                                   and meet some of the artists, view      and various different aged games         computer at home and would like
                                                   their work and have some cookies        will be available. Healthy snacks        to print the forms yourself you
                                                   and punch. This exhibit will be on      and finger foods will be provided.       can access the web site,
                                                   display until April 6.                     The next adult book talk will be Click
                                                      Family Bingo Night is at 6:30        at 7 p.m. Friday March 31. The           on “tax information” from the
                                                   p.m.this Friday March 10. Bring         book being discussed in March is         homepage.
                                                   the entire family in for a game or      the “Kite Runner” by Khaled                 Stop in and check out the new
                                                   two. All kids are guaranteed to         Hosseini. Copies can be obtained         shelves today. The library is open
                                                   win a prize, and adults play for        now at the circulation desk.             from noon to 8 p.m. Monday,
                                                   fun. What a perfect way to start        April’s book talk will be “Bring         Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
                                                   the weekend.                            Your Own Book to Share.” Bring           10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and 10
                                                      Kiddies’ Korner will be back at      a book (or two) that you thought         a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

                                                   HAMILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
                                                   Still time to sign up for cabin contest
                                                          BY BARBARA COGER                 Kerry Linden, 824-0354.                  lection of books set aside for your
                                                          LIBRARY DIRECTOR                    The library will be hosting a Lit-    family’s reading pleasure. This
                                                                                           eracy Bake Sale during all the           year’s theme is “Books: A Trea-
                                                       Calling all cabins and cookies.     Cabin Fever Festival events on Sat-      sure,” so there will be an assort-
                                                   If you would like to enter the Cre-     urday March 11. Baked goods will         ment of books relating to buried
                                                   ate a Cabin Contest, there is still     be available for sale between 11 a.m.    treasure and pirates, as well as
                                                   time to bring in your entries.          and 1 p.m. that day. All proceeds will   just those books too good to miss.
                                                   Your cabin can still be considered      benefit the library. If you would like      Hopefully some of you have
                                                   for the People’s Choice Award. The      to bake for this event, drop off your    been looking over your own trea-
                                                   last chance to cast a ballot for the    items anytime Friday afternoon or        sure trove of artwork in anticipa-
                                                   People’s Choice Award will be           evening. Please remember to name         tion of the library’s Community
                                                   noon Saturday March 11.                 your baked goods after a favorite        Art Show in April. The library
                                                       Come by and cast your ballot        book or character.                       will start accepting artwork the
                                                   for the cabin that you like the best.      Now that March is here, those         last week of March. If you need to
                                                   By doing so, you, too, will have a      of you who have school age chil-         bring your art in earlier, just leave
                                                   chance to win a prize. The cabins       dren in the Hamilton Central             word.
                                                   are on display on the top of the        School district have heard about
                                                   bookshelves in the children’s area.     PARP. This program is sponsored             The library is open 11 a.m. to 8
                                                   If you have any questions about         by the PTO group at school and           p.m. Monday through Friday and
                                                   this special Cabin Fever Festival       encourages families to read to-          10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Call
                                                   activity, please call Patricia Von      gether. The library supports this        the library, 824-3060, during these
                                                   Mechow at the PCD, 825-3537, or         idea wholeheartedly and has a col-       hours for assistance.

                                                   HAMILTON ROTARY NEWS
                                                   Phonebook is finished
                                                             BY JANE ERB                   for the Pancake Breakfast.               the Rotary lunch to finish the fi-
                                                                                              David Craine gave a dollar be-        nal layout of the placemats. Tick-
                                                       Happy Dollars were started by       cause he also was happy that Phil        ets are also available at Roger’s
                                                   Diane Bunn. Diane gave her first        Alley is home.                           Market, Adventure Bikes &
                                                   dollar because she was thankful            Shane Andrews donated a dol-          Boards, Parry’s and the Colgate
                                                   that her son’s trip to India had        lar because he has been signed by        Inn. Everyone is looking forward
                                                   been cancelled and thus was safe        the SPEED network to announce            to good food from 7 to 11 a.m. Sat-
                                                   from the recent bombing. Her sec-       13 auto racing shows. Look for           urday March 11 at the Colgate Inn.
                                                   ond dollar celebrated the fact that     him on your local cable TV.                 The Roses for the Living Award
                                                   she had not broken any bones               The Rotary phonebook is now           Committee has been combing
                                                   when she fell recently. She is fully    finished and soon to be distrib-         through the many worthy nomi-
                                                   recovered now.                          uted.                                    nees for the award. This year
                                                       Charles Naef gave a dollar to          The Pancake Breakfast com-            there will be two recipients, be-
                                                   celebrate the fact that Phil and        mittee met Wednesday March 1 at          cause it was so difficult to choose
                                                   Marie Alley are now home and            Barb Albrecht’s home to tie up any       just one from the lengthy list. The
                                                   that Phil is recovering.                loose ends in planning the break-        dinner is tentatively scheduled for
                                                       Fred Thibodeau gave one dol-        fast for Saturday March 11 at the        April 27 at the Colgate Inn.
                                                   lar because his wife, Rebecca           Colgate Inn. All Rotarians have             The Fourth of July Celebration
                                                   Chopp, is once again home from a        tickets available for purchase;          planning process is well under-
                                                   business trip. He had an addi-          money should be turned in before-        way. Volunteers will be needed -
                                                   tional dollar to celebrate his          hand or at the breakfast. David          more to come later on this.
                                                   birthday this coming Saturday -         Craine has additional tickets for           Shane Andrews and Connolly
                                                   his 39th? And he had a third dol-       any member who might need                Jones are, once again, chairing
                                                   lar because he is looking forward       them. Bonnie Cossitt distributed         and planning the annual Rotary
                                                   to leaving for China with Rebecca       work schedules to all Rotarians          Golf Tournament for June 28 at
                                                   very soon.                              for the breakfast. Matt Norris and       Seven Oaks. More details to come
                                                       Bonnie Cossitt had a                Shane Andrews announced the              soon on this event. Start gather-
                                                   celebratory dollar since she has        deadline for ads on the placemats        ing your fellow golfers so you can
                                                   finished the schedule of workers        was today and were meeting after         be ready to sign up to play.
                                                                                                     HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, MARCH 8, 2006/7

     Five Corner
        Buzz                           Chris White opens the season                                                                  IN BRIEF
                                                                                                                           Pickles to the rescue
Crowe’s Drug Store                      The Arts Café at the Earlville                                                        Town of Eaton historian Harry Riggall
    Been in business for over 100 Opera House will be opening its                                                          recently spoke at a Hamilton Rotary
years and still enjoy serving the spring season with singer-                                                               Club meeting. He regaled the member-
Hamilton community.                  songwriter, Chris White at 8                                                          ship with numerous anecdotes about
                                     p.m. Saturday March 11. Chris                                                         the area, dating back to the 19th
The Colgate Inn                      White is one of the funniest                                                          century.
    Running specials in March on emerging folk artists of our                                                                 Riggall said folks used to keep leather
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thurs- time. His original songs mine                                                              buckets filled with water on their front
days. Tuesdays have live enter- politics and other topical events                                                          porches. When there was a fire in the
tainment and selected $5 appetizer for their light-hearted humor.                                                          village, they were then ready to form
specials. Wednesdays you can get Be prepared for your cheeks to                                                            the bucket brigade and fight the fire
a free tollhouse pie or crème brulee ache by the end of the evening if                                                     through a community effort. In the late
with the purchase of any entrée. you have not been exercising                                                              1880s one of the community’s pumper
Thursday is open mike night with those laughter muscles.                                                                   fire trucks was sabotaged by practical
select dollar drafts.                   The spring series continues                                                        jokers. Unbeknownst to the firemen,
                                     with Grada of Ireland at 8 p.m.                                                       the reservoir in the truck was filled
Parkside Deli                        Friday March 24. This ensemble                                                        with pickles which resulted in pickle
    More than a deli, there are over delivers a quintessential Celtic                                                      juice being sprayed on the next fire.
100 items on the menu. Try the experience. While they take a                                                                  Riggall also told a tale involving a
world famous homemade soup.          multi-faceted approach to their                                                       chimney sweep in Eaton. A local church
Healing From Within                  Celtic roots, other influences                                                        had burned to the ground leaving only
    Offering massage and Euro- from Breton, Eastern Europe                                                                 the barn behind. This particular chimney
pean tanning center, Swedish and additional styles can weave                                                               sweep, sooty and dirty after a long
massage and hot stone treatment. their way into their music.                                                               Saturday’s work, had imbibed quite a bit
Call 824-3005                           Join the fun for an evening                                                        at the local hotel. In his inebriated state,
Maxwell’s Ice Cream                  packed with humor, insight,                                                           he wandered into the barn, climbed
    Open year round, selling ice and melody. $10 for the general                                                           into the hay mow and fell asleep.
cream and chocolates, smoothies public; $8 for EOH members, and                                                            Lacking the church building itself, the
and milkshakes. Happy Birthday $5 for students. The Café will                                                              congregation gathered in the barn for
to Mary Beth and Pat.                have reserved seating for this                                                        Sunday services. The preacher began his
Hamilton Whole Foods                 performance, and seating is lim-                                                      fire and brimstone sermon gathering
    More than just food, it’s almost ited to 50, so call early to reserve                                                  strength and volume as he spoke. This
a gift shop, with candles, greeting a seat. Refreshments will be                                                           noise awakened the chimney sweep
cards, pottery, jewelry and alter- served. For more information,                                                           who then crawled to the edge of the
native magazines. Say aloha to or to reserve your space, call 691-                                                         hay loft. He leaned over the rim of the
                                                                          Folk artist Chris White.
Candace, she’s going to Hawaii.      3550.                                                                                 loft; his soot blackened face showing
                                                                                                                           only his eyes and mouth spoke to those
                                                                                                                           below him. Panic ensued and all ran out
     Main Street                                                                                                           of the barn leaving even their Bibles
The Fort
   Located on a snowmobile trail,
stop by for Friday night seafood
specials. Saturday is prime rib
Movie Gallery
  Buy two, get two free previ-
ously viewed movies. Also, there
are free Gallery rentals on
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and
Dougherty’s Pharmacy
  Try to shop locally and support
the people that support the com-
N.Y. Pizza
   Specials include two large piz-
zas for $18 and one large pizza and
24 wings for $20.

Students sought for
agricultural history
   Did you know that Mott’s
Applesauce got its start in
Bouckville? And don’t forget
Canastota’s claim to fame as the
“Onion Capital of the World.”
These and other intriguing sto-
ries are part of Madison County’s
rich agricultural history.
   To showcase these stories, Madi-
son County’s Bicentennial Ag
Team is looking for middle and
high school classes or student
groups to create educational dis-
plays that showcase interesting
stories about agricultural leaders,
industries, or organizations.
Hamilton Central School’s FFA is
already working on the history of
the Holstein breed of cattle and its
interesting tie to Madison County.
   Displays will be set up in town
offices, public libraries, and other
public settings and events. The Ag
Team can provide some financial
support to defray expenses. Contact
Karen Baase at Cornell Coopera-
tive Extension of Madison County
by calling 684-3001 or 655-2075.

Curmudgeon                                                                        RSVP, M’ville State team up                                                  Circus
Continued from page 5.                                                                                                                                         Continued from page 1.
happy campers; mostly young             As many as 23 troop trains a day.
                                                                                                                                                                  Lead singer/guitarist Joziah
kids, mostly draftees, away from        No federal, state or county
                                                                                                                                                               Longo writes lyrics first, then com-
home for the first time, uncer-         support; just plain, ordinary
                                                                                                                                                               poses the melody, into which
tain of the future, knowing only        people contributing their time,
                                                                                                                                                               Sharkey McEwen breathes life with
that they were going to war.            money and farm produce, using
                                                                                                                                                               his intense slide guitar and mando-
    You’d have to have been there to    their own ration stamps. Sup-
                                                                                                                                                               lin. Rounding out the Circus with a
know how we felt when, out in the       port the troops!
                                                                                                                                                               heartbeat of percussion is Tony
middle of nowhere, the troop train         A postscript: In one of the late
                                                                                                                                                               Zuzulo. Multi-instrumentalist
would stop to take on coal and          1900’s years, on one of my cross-
                                                                                                                                                               Tink Lloyd’s mesmerizing accor-
water at North Platte. Rarely were      country-by-backroads trips, late
                                                                                                                                                               dion, cello and backing vocals coa-
the men allowed off the train, but      of a Saturday evening, I stopped
                                                                                                                                                               lesces the band’s unique sound.
out from the old Union Pacific          in North Platte, thinking it was
                                                                                                                                                               Longo and Lloyd’s son Chen Longo
depot would come women, mostly,         time for something other than
                                                                                                                                                               also joined the band for a few songs,
of all ages, with baskets and trays     truck-stop food and sleeping in
                                                                                                                                                               adding a textured bass guitar.
of sandwiches, fried chicken, fresh     my van. The town was dead
                                                                                                                                                                  “We didn’t have a bass player,
fruit, corn on the cob, hard-boiled     except for lights and music from
                                                                                                                                                               that was part of our claim to fame,
eggs - real eggs! - bottles of milk -   the American Legion Hall. I went
                                                                                                                                                               but then with the last album we
real milk! Twenty-four hours a day,     in, asked one of the ladies at the
                                                                                                                                                               needed that bottom end sound, so we
each and every day. For those lucky     front desk where I might find a
                                                                                                                                                               kidnapped Chen for our CD release
enough to be left off the train,        cheap motel and a steak dinner.
                                                                                                                                                               party,” explained Lloyd. He also
inside the depot there was more         Told them I remembered the
                                                                                                                                                               worked on the graphic design for the
food - birthday cakes even if it        North Platte Canteen from the
                                                                                                                                                               “Flapjacks from the Sky” album.
wasn’t your birthday - music and        troop train days. “Hon, you set       MSC students hand out nutritional snacks and information to the RSVP
                                                                                                                                                                  Longo’s banter and storytelling
dancing with the young ladies...        yourself down at one of those         TrackWalking Volunteers and walkers. The volunteers open the track three
                                                                                                                                                               between songs helped the audience
“Pure and simple generosity... these    tables.” There followed a steak       days per week for adult walkers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Morrisville     visualize meaning into the soulful
people made you feel appreciated.”      the likes of which can be found       Nutritional Program is run by Marie Smith, and assisted by clinical instructor   and foot-tapping melodies. He made
    The people of North Platte,         only in Nebraska. They wouldn’t       Susan Green. For more track information, call 684-3001 ext. 104 or 655-2075      references to the Beatles, Dylan, and
population 12,000, and from the         let me pay for the meal, and they     ext. 104.                                                                        Pink Floyd as influences, but the
surrounding counties never              directed me to a motel which did
                                                                                                                                                               concert was part Sunday-revival
missed a day - or night. Three to       not charge me for a good nights
                                                                                                                                                               and part alien calliope.
five thousand military personnel        sleep. Still the same good folk,
                                                                                                                                                                  In mid-February, the Circus
a day, 8,000 toward the end of the      and, needless to say, fond memo-
                                                                                                                                                               traveled to Austin, Texas to take
war, more than six million in all.      ries of North Platte...doubled.
                                                                                                                                                               part in the annual Folk Alliance
                                                                                                                                                                  “We did a bunch of showcases
                                                                                                                                                               at the conference. It was great to
                                                                                                                                                               make some new friends, and
                                                                                                                                                               people who go there are festival
                                                                                                                                                               organizers and promoters so we
                                                                                                                                                               got some new bookings,” said gui-
                                                                                                                                                               tarist McEwen. The showcase per-
                                                                                                                                                               formances earned the band gigs
                                                                                                                                                               in Michigan, Colorado, North
                                                                                                                                                               Carolina and Pennsylvania.
                                                                                                                                                                  The Circus started playing to-
                                                                                                                                                               gether in 1998, after a period where
                                                                                                                                                               the artists had, for one reason or
                                                                                                                                                               another, basically walked away
                                                                                                                                                               from their music. They are based
                                                                                                                                                               in New York but now travel
                                                                                                                                                               throughout the Northeast, from
                                                                                                                                                               Canada to Virginia.
                                                                                                                                                                  “We met during a multimedia
                                                                                                                                                               computer course,” explained
                                                                                                                                                               drummer Tony Zuzulo, “Joziah
                                                                                                                                                               dusted off some old demos, invited
                                                                                                                                                               me to play drums, then Sharkey
                                                                                                                                                               joined in. Those demos turned out
                                                                                                                                                               to be our first album.”
                                                                                                                                                                  The Circus last played Hamilton’s
                                                                                                                                                               Music Mix Festival in 2004. Follow-
                                                                                                                                                               ing that gig, the band stopped into
                                                                                                                                                               the Barge for a cup of coffee.
                                                                                                                                                                  “We met Sue (the Barge’s assis-
                                                                                                                                                               tant manager Susan Pasachnik)
                                                                                                                                                               and we hit it off and she’s been
                                                                                                                                                               coming to all of our shows,” said
                                                                                                                                                               Joziah Longo, “When we came in
                                                                                                                                                               (to the Barge) tonight and saw the
                                                                                                                                                               place filled already, we knew it
                                                                                                                                                               was going to be a great show.”
                                                                                                                                                                  The elder Longo envisions cre-
                                                                                                                                                               ating an alternative and indepen-
                                                                                                                                                               dent record industry so that
                                                                                                                                                               young bands like his son’s have
                                                                                                                                                               the infrastructure for promotion
                                                                                                                                                               and distribution without having
                                                                                                                                                               to succumb to the existing giant
                                                                                                                                                               music industry.
                                                                                                                                                                  Gandalf Murphy and the
                                                                                                                                                               Slambovian Circus of Dreams
                                                                                                                                                               was brought to the Barge as part
                                                                                                                                                               of the Colgate Activities Board
                                                                                                                                                               (CAB)-sponsored Saturday Night
                                                                                                                                                               Music Series. Various musical
                                                                                                                                                               acts will be featured on Saturday
                                                                                                                                                               evenings until April 15. The free
                                                                                                                                                               shows include Michael Young on
                                                                                                                                                               March 4, an Open Mic Night on
                                                                                                                                                               March 25, Anne Heaton & Frank
                                                                                                                                                               Marotta, Jr. on April 1, The Reso-
                                                                                                                                                               lutions on April 8, and finally The
                                                                                                                                                               Colgate Thirteen on April 15.

                                                                                                                                                               WHAT’S THE WORD?
                                                                                                                                                               Answer: Hall
                                                                                                    EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MARCH 8, 2006/9

Second marking period
Highest honors              Henn, Kali R.            Woods, Marisa K.
                                                     Wright, Brandon M.
                                                                                  Widrick, Trent J.
                                                                                  Wright, Margaret E.
                                                                                                               Goldmann, Eric M.
                                                                                                               Groetz, Renee A.
Grade 12                    Holmes, Althea Marie
                            Kulczycky, Nadia Olga    Wright, Karen E.            Grade 9                       Jackson, Shannon E.
 Baker, Lauren E.                                   Grade 10                      Barr, Kiley A.               Janovsky, Eric T.
                            Olivette, Lindsay R.
 Bowser, Chloe Cosima                                Angiulo-Greacen, Julie A.    Budnar, Jennifer A.          Kinney, Victoria E.
                            Parker, Michael A.
 Buckhout, Emma L.                                   Baldwin, Ashleigh M.         Carmeli, Avigyle H.          Lockwood, Adam T.
                            Pati, Sarah A.
 Campbell, Clare E.                                  Bigsby, Arthur J.            Cole, Dana G.                Matt, Taylor A.
                            Perkins, Brittany M.
 Charbel, Carolina B.                                Bookbinder, Lauren C.        Costello, Ellen O.           Murphy, Mitchell J.
                            Rainbow, Jonathan D.
 Damon, Kara L.                                      Britton, Michael R.          Davis, Leslie SH             Nourse, Lindsey G.
                            Redmond, Anne F.
 Dorsey, Paige V.                                    Bushnell, Mark H.            Easterly, Alissa J.          Okonlewski, Sasha A.
 Fernandez, Maria Rocio     Scheid, John C.
                            Sessler, Ann C.          Christiansen, Merete E.      Frangione, Thomas M.         Race, Sarah E.
 Holgate, Emily S.                                   Colligan, Lauren H.          Heath, Emma C.               Rasmussen, James D.
 Kellish, Jacqueline A.     Sevier, Sara E.
                            Spafford, Hilary J.      Coronado, Emma A.            Henderson, Julie C.          Regan, Kevin A.
 Marris, Elizabeth H.                                DeMario, Rebecca P.          Karker, Nicholas A.          Romagnoli, Kristen M.
 Mildenberger, Kelly L.     Spuller, Emily M.
                            Stec, April M.           Deskins, Brittany N.         Kleine, Kassandra E.         Stearns, Devon C.
 Orlando, Matthew T.                                 Dewan, Benjamin G.           Mackowiak, Edward T.
 Ramsdell, Kathlin P.       Tatum, Austin R.
                                                     Dougherty, Maggie M.         McAleer, Leah K.           Honors
 Sevier, Sarah Ann          Winkert, Chelsea A.
                           Grade 11                  Gilliland, Victoria M.       McCall, William D.         Grade 12
 Waldron, Jessica I.                                 Glos, Hannah A.              Nardella, Mary S.            Ahern, Tyler G.
 Wheeler, Christopher G.    Amos, Merrill C.
                            Bartlett, Brian M.       Grajko, Hannah               Paddock, Zachary K.          Brown, Tanya Leigh
 Wright, Kara J.                                     Hartnett, Terence C.         Parker, James H.             Capelia, Brittany C.
 Zinsmeister, Kate M.       Brady, Jessica L.
                            Bunting, S. Ryder        Henkel, Alexander M.         Regan, Timothy M.            Cole, Derek H.
Grade 11                                             Holmes, Niki E.              Richard, Hannah E.           Cresswell, Christopher E.
 Ball, Julie A.             Chapman, David A.
                            Chepenuk, Max M.         Kinney, Erin P.              Schicho, Eric R.             Denis, Reid Thomas
 Budnar, Richard F.                                  McLean, Katherine E.         Underriner, Tyler C.         DiAngelo, Emily Ann
 Clark, Richard W.          Cipiti, Andrew
                            Costello, Anne S.        Munn, Dana M.                Wheeler, Timothy J.          Dolinskas, Megan L.
 Esposito, Mark B.                                   Pickard, Krystal M.         Grade 8                       Dorrance, Justin J.
 Groetz, Kathleen E.        Davis, spencer A.
                            Eschen, Thomas B.        Potter, Anthony J.           Brondum, Matthew C.          Elier, Andrew J.
 Harrison, Heather M.                                Purdy, Jaimie E.             Cipiti, Jonathan T.          Francey, Ian M.
 Hoagland, Margaux F.       Gambee, Margaret P.
                            Gatzke, Heather R.       Romagnoli, Mary Kate         Clements, Brian J.           Franz, Shane D.
 Kiernan, Beezly J.                                  Rowles, Emily M.             Conley, Margaret D.          Goodfellow, Blake A.
 Lawrence, Thomas L.        Kopp, Peter T.
                            Prendergast, Erin R.     Ryan, Connor B.              DeForge, KC M                Hyatt, Jessica A.
 McCreary, Scott R.                                  Saunders, Madelaine E.       DeMario, Joseph J.           Joseph, Andrew P.
 Moore, Mackenzie           Regan, Brian P.
                            Reizun, Mia R.           Stanton, Jamie R.            Demo, Jordan A.              Kennedy, Cameron T.
 Webber, Kaitlin J.                                  Stec, Keith J.               Dudley, Matthew C.           King, Jon A.
 Whitaker, John M.          Smith, Breanna C.
                            Tatum, Erin E.           Stevens, Carrie A.           Gavula, Andrew S.            Lockwood, Eric Rodney
 Wightman, Benjamin J.                               Stormon, Hayley L.           Gianforte, Luke              McFarland, Claire E.
                            Vogl, Katharyn E.
Grade 10                                             Taube, Robert J.             Glathar, Audrey L.           McKillop, Brittani Kaylee
 Cordes, Abby L.
 Crichton, Kyle R.
 Dermody, Kerry M.
 Druke, Galen B.
 Kelly, Ryan W.
 Lin, Ting
 McKiliop, Chelsea S.
 Muller, Aislinn P.
 Namy, Lelan H.
 Richard, Chelsea L.
 Shaw, Emily M.
 Smith,l Andrew G.
 Weinheimer, Emilie A.
 Wheeler, Katherine E.
Grade 9
 Abernathy, Matthew B.
 Beacham, Jenny L.
 Blanchard, Michael A.
 Dorsey, Clare A.
 Evans, Kiley J.
 Gagnon, Olivia K.
 Hilt, Colin O.
 Marris, Stacy A.
 McCreay, Helen S.
 Ritchie, Parker B.
 Stoker, Shelby E.
 Williams, Cullinan G
Grade 8
 Ball, Katherine L.
 Brod, Annalise E.
 Buckhout, Ellen L.
 Crandall, Tracy L.
 Esposito, Regan L.
 Franco, Nicole M.
 Gifford, Brett P.
 Goris, Whitney L.
 Henderson, Emma M.
 Hill, Katherine C.
 Kellish, Mark K
 Koennecke, Frederick
 Liddell, Meaghan S.
 Reizun, Mary E.
 Sattler, Matthew M.
 Schmidtka, Rachel L.
 Silverman, Sara H.
 Votz, Kendra L.
 Wright, James R.
High honors
Grade 12
 Belton, Paul Norman
 Cable, William B.
 Campbell, Edward B.
 Carmeli, Keren I.
 Clark, Taralyn C.
 Cordes, Andrea J.
 Doughtery, Brenna L.
 Duffy, Kevin J.
 Evans, Caitlin Graham
 Gifford, Ryan Glenn
 Goodfellow, Cory L.

 Moore, Katherine R.         Keisen, Lauren E.             Haube, Melissa L.        Eberl, Jennifer A.        Taft, Arielia A.
 Morford, John P.            Kent, Kimberly J.             Jaquith, Zachary P.      Flaherty, Mary E.         Taylor, Sam C.
 Mowers, Joshua Brown        Kirsch, Nicholas F.           Light, Kayle Jo          Franz, Carter E.          Toole, Andrew T.
 Paddock, Stephanie M.       Liddell, Connor T.            Lucas, Justin C.         French, Nicholas A.       Townsend, Pamela W.
 Panebianco, Lauren M.       Lin, Qi Le                    MacIntosh, Abigail H.    Godiers, Andreas D.       Tucker, Eric C.
 Parker, Emily S.            LoBrutto, Melissa A.          McGrew, Meghan W.        Goldacker, Seth J.        Weisbrod, Erika L.
 Pizzi, Jordan Jaye          Lokai, Peter                  Miller, Kathryn L.       Goodfellow, Dylan J.
 Poisin, Daniel R.           Mattina, Jason M.             Moore, Grace             Gregg, Julie E.          Grade 8
 Race, Michael F.            McAleer, Caroline R.          Moore, William M.        Grimm, Matthew S.         Arehart, Jonathan L.
 Romagnoli, Mark G.          McLaughlin, Mackenzie R.      Northrup, Kala M.        Jackson, Victoria E.      Axelson, Brett J.
 Roszel, Hugh I.             McPhilmy, Sean M.             Nourse, Christopher A.   Kiselica, Andrew T.       Barnes, Ryan C.
 Sandford, Katie M.          Mignogna, David J.            O’Hara, Emily K.         Kugler, Philip J.         Bender, Aaron H.
 Scott, Jamie Lynn           Naylor, Joshua K.             Olivette, Jaime E.       Lawrence, Tyler A.        Bubb, Kyle L.
 Spindler, Maegan E.         Parker, Robert J.             Parker, Julia M.         Lewis, Benjamin R.        Burbidge, Rachel M.
 Stanford, Christopher R.    Pulkinen, Dana K.             Race, Aaron C.           Loretz, Allyson L.        Cable, Emily A.
 Stearns, Mikala C.          Riebe, Jennifer L.            Ramsdell, Garrison P.    Lyga, Thomas L.           DeMario, Samantha J.
 Wheeler, Heather M.         Riedt, Murphy A.              Rogers, Nicholas P.      Marsch, Emma L.           Derdzinski, Stanley J.
Grade 11                     Stone, Montgomery C.          Shotzberger, Aileen M.   Marshall, Corey M.        Dorrance, Chad T.
 Beacham, Dena E.            Thonn, Amanda G.              Singer, Thomas J.        Massett, Cody J.          Fellows, Sarah O.
 Brown, Matthew E.           Velasco, Katherine P.         Slocum, Magen A.         Monforte, Nathaniel M.    Foster, Cody O.
 Byers, John K.              Volz, Kyle J.                 Spaulding, Brittany P.   Morrow, Meghan A.         Furlong, Bradley R.
 Cali, Emily M.              Washbon, Adam K.              Svoboda, Alyssa          Naylor, Kimberley B.      Geiger, Liam S.
 Card, Shane M.              Wheeler, Jessica M.           Tierney, Alisha          Palmer, Fred G.           Hale, Audrey L.
 Carr, Jennifer L.          Grade 10                       Wight, Bryan M.          Pietras, Courtney T.      Hayes, Brittanie N.
 Casler, Andrew R.           Angiulo-Greacen, Joseph T.    Wright, Sarah L.         Puukila, Ariel M.         Hoffmann, Justin L.
 Costello, Jeffrey M.        Brondum, Kaitlin R.          Grade 9                   Rainbow, Michael L.       Holgate, Dylan R.
 Crouch, Ryan S.             Bullock, Heidi J.             Amidon, Matthew P.       Reed, William T.          Kleine, Katarina R.
 Davies, Brenden G.          Butler, Matthew J.            Austin, Kimberly E.      Riedl, Christopher M.     Kutik, Erica M.
 DeCristo, Danielle B.       Button, Courtney E.           Boswell, Jedidiah S.     Riha, Jeffrey             MacHose, Lauren E.
 DeFrees, Brad A.            Cornell, Alayne C.            Bowers, Benjamin A.      Ryan, Melissa A.          Muller, Reid C.
 Dewey, Nathan A.            Cowherd, Tyler L.             Bowser, Avery A.         Ryan, Tracy J.            Pati, Daniel J.
 Fernandez, Maria Mila       Cramer, Leigh M.              Butler, Andrew J.        Sanders, Keri L.          Petrovich, Alex V.
 Frink, Katelyne M.          DeGroate, Derek D.            Cannizzaro, Kara R.      Smith, Eden L.            Plummer, Jazmine M.
 Furlong, Brittany T.        DeKing, Kelli M.              Columb, Mackenzie E.     Smith, Lindsey E.         Polsin, Hannah R.
 Glathar, Katherine E.       Dougherty, Molly A.           Cresswell, Michael J.    Som, Melissa B.           Smith, Trevor S.
 Gregg, Charles A.           Durfee, Kaitlyn M.            Davies, Emily F.         Spaulding, Evan E.        Thoma, Douglas S.
 Holmes, Mitchell G.         Eberst, Brian R.              Dewan, Erin H.           Speer, Devyn D.           Whidden, Jason T.
 Hubbard, Justin R.          Groetz, Thomas O.             Dougherty, Sean P.       Spindler, Matthew S.      Wilkinson, Katrina L.
 Joseph, Karlie M.           Hardke, Rachel E.             Dydo, Elliott S.         Sturm, Sandra A.          Woodworth, Katherine D.

                                                                                                               just got a
                                                                                                                   EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MARCH 8, 2006/11

Call for fees
                                        ENGAGEMENT                    ANNOUNCEMENTS
to stay in
trail fund                                  Pavone, Tilimon
                                           plan 2007 wedding

    The Governor’s proposed
budget holds one item in particu-
lar that surprised and angered             Frank and Frances Pavone of Manlius are pleased to announce
many snowmobilers. Within the           the engagement of their daughter Catherine to Matthew D.
budget is a plan to take $2.5           Tilimon, son of David and Sandi Tilimon of Toledo, Ohio.
million out of the snowmobile              The bride is a graduate of FM High School. She received her B.S.
trail fund and put it into the          in art education and M.S. in art therapy at Nazareth College of
general fund.                           Rochester. She is a high school art teacher and is working in
    As the legislature considers the    Houston.
budget, there are compelling               The groom is a graduate of Rossford High School in Toledo,
economic reasons why we need to         Ohio. He is currently completing his associate degree while work-
rethink the proposed shift of funds.    ing in the United States Coast Guard as a marine science techni-
    Today, snowmobiling is much         cian.
more than just a recreational              The couple became engaged on Nov. 21, 2005. A summer 2007
activity. It is a big business in       wedding is planned.
                                                                                                              Catherine A. Pavone and Matthew D. Tilimon
our state. There are more than
169,000 snowmobiles registered
in New York. In addition to our
homegrown enthusiasts, riders
from all over the country come to
upstate New York to enjoy our
trails. When you consider the
total impact of all the
snowmobilers on local econo-
mies, everything from fuel to
restaurant meals, you end up
with an economic impact of
more than $700 million. If we
want to keep attracting riders,
we have to keep our trails in
good condition.
    But there is another reason
why we need to rethink this
move, and it has to do with
public trust in state government.
Snowmobile owners and clubs
feel a bit betrayed by this pro-
posal, and with good reason.
    Just last year, snowmobile
clubs came together with legisla-
tors from rural areas to support
the Snowmobile Rights and
Responsibilities Act. This
legislation, which was signed
into law in August, not only
established guidelines to make
the sport safer and more enjoy-
able, it also increased the regis-
tration fees as a way to properly
maintain and groom the state’s
10,000 miles of snowmobile trails.
    When considering this bill, I
heard from many club members
and trail riders urging my
support. There was a lot of good
in this bill, yet as a lawmaker, I
am always resistant to fee
increases and I was in this case.
Part of the reason is because I
fear that once the money ends up
in the hands of state government,
it is hard to control where it is
spent. This legislation, however,
spelled out specifically that the
funds would be used to benefit
the sport of snowmobiling. In the
end, I supported the bill along
with club members, snowmobile
owners and other legislators.
    Now, just six months later, the
Governor is already proposing to
shift money out of the trail fund
and into the general fund. This
move is exactly the kind of Albany-
based business as usual that
completely undermines the
peoples’ trust in their government.
    The readers of this paper
know that since taking office I
have been working toward a
state government that is more
open, responsive and responsible.
There is clearly much more we
have to do. But it starts with
being upfront about how our fees
and our taxes dollars are going to
be spent. If the state says fees are
going to go to the trail fund, than
fees should go to the trail fund.
    I will work with other legisla-
tors and club members to restore
fund for trail maintenance. This
not only makes sense for our
economy, it is the right thing to do.

         Cazenovia College visiting                                                                                    Boy Scouts hold
         filmmaker series to feature                                                                                   Court of Honor
           Brachocki documentary                                                                                A Boy Scout Court of Honor
                                                                                                             was held at the Lewis Loyster Boy
                                                                                                                                                      ment was awarded to Foster
   The Cazenovia College Visiting Filmmaker Se-       communism, the civil rights movement, the anti-        Scout Lodge on Feb. 16 to recog-            Merit Badges were awarded to
ries will feature film-maker Tim Brachocki, who       war movement, the women’s movement, and envi-          nize recent rank advancements            Matt Amidon and Mark Riedl for
will screen his film “If I Had A Hammer: Pete         ronmental activism. Profiles of individual activists   and achievements earned by the           Citizenship in the World, Brian
Seeger and the American Quest for Justice” and        in the film exemplify how ordinary citizens help       scouts of Troop 18 Cazenovia. The        Eberst was awarded Soil and Wa-
answer questions from the audience on March 22        shape our society. The program empowers viewers        evening was warm inside while            ter Conservation, Byron Evans
from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in McDonald Lecture Hall,      to involve themselves in the political process and     the night was windy and cold out-        was awarded First Aid and Foster
Eckel Hall, on Lincklaen Street in Cazenovia.         make their voices heard.                               side. The dish to pass dinner            Evans was awarded Public Speak-
   The film uses the music and activism of Pete          The event, sponsored by the Cazenovia College       started off the evening enjoyed by       ing badge, and Noah Schadt was
Seeger as a backdrop to an exploration of 20th cen-   Film Society and the Human Rights Club, is free and    scouts, parents, and adult leaders.      awarded Golf Merit Badge. Six
tury grassroots movements for social change in        open to the public. For information e-mail Deborah     Introductions of guests, greetings       merit badges in all were given to
America - labor and unions, McCarthy and anti-        Shepard at dmshepard@cazenovia.ed or call 655-4276.    and announcements from the               the scouts.
                                                                                                             troop’s Comm. Chair; Lynne                  Next came the Introduction of

                                                                                                             Boy Scouts set up camp at Highland Forest

                                                                                                             Goldacker were given. Chris              Patrol Leaders part of the cer-
                                                                                                             Hopkins, Se-Ta Senior District           emony honoring three scouts for
                                                                                                             executive, guest of the evening,         three patrols. Eagle Patrol: Mark
                                                                                                             presented the Friends of Scouting        Riedl, Frog Patrol: Justin King,
                                                                                                             campaign. Chaplain’s aide, Foster        and Shark Patrol: Matt Amidon.
                                                                                                             Evans said the blessing for our          These scouts will call to remind
                                                                                                             dinner.                                  fellow scouts of meetings and
                                                                                                                A slide show presentation             things to bring. Also, lead their
                                                                                                             kicked off the evening reflecting        patrol in events of the scout meet-
                                                                                                             back on fall and winter happen-          ings.
                                                                                                             ings of the Klondike Derby, Bar-            The Klondike Sled teams who
                                                                                                             rows Campout and so forth. It was        participated in the Klondike
                                                                                                             presented by Mark Riedl, Matt            Derby in February were then rec-
                                                                                                             Amidon, Nick Genzel, Ryan and            ognized. The Wild Things came in
                                                                                                             Justin King.                             first place and the Perils of Pookie
                                                                                                                Senior patrol leader Josh             came in second place out of many
                                                                                                             Stearns led the Court of Honor           troops teams who attended the
                                                                                                             proceedings. A new scout was in-         event. Cazenovia Troop took two
                                                                                                             troduced to the troop. Drew Seal         awards. Advanced Orienteering at
                                                                                                             came here from Pennsylvania and          Highland Forest with numerous
                                                                                                             was welcomed. The ceremony be-           other troops also gathered in Oc-
                                                                                                             gan with the presentation of rank        tober. Also, Highland Forest
                                                                                                             advancements. Scoutmaster Scott          Awards for chess champion Mark
                                                                                                             Sellers, assistant scoutmaster           Riedl, chess runner-up Matt
                                                                                                             George Schmidt, and scribe Jus-          Amidon, cathedral champion
                                                                                                             tin King presented badges and            Matt Amidon and runner-up Noah
                                                                                                             mother’s pins to the scouts for          Schadt. Lastly, Cooking Award
                                                                                                             their various rank advancements.         was given to Shark Patrol for the
                                                                                                             Life rank advancements were              best food made by that scout pa-
                                                                                                             awarded to Matt Amidon and               trol.
                                                                                                             Mark Riedl. Star rank advance-              For anyone who wants to join
                                                                                                             ment was awarded to Justin King.         in on the food and fun call Scout-
                                                                                                             Lastly, First Class rank advance-        master Scott Sellers at 655-9363.

                                                                                                             Syracuse on
                                                                                                             Animal Planet
                                                                                                                Syracuse and its sporthorse           the Animal Planet Sporthorse
                                                                                                             scene will be the focus of the prime     Cup (premieres 9 p.m. ET/PT), a
                                                                                                             time line-up on Animal Planet on         two-part series that showcases
                                                                                                             Wednesday March 8.                       some of the world’s best riders, in-
                                                                                                                First is the finale of the six-part   cluding Olympic Gold Medalist
                                                                                                             series “Horse Power: The Road to         Beezie Madden, in competition at
                                                                                                             the Maclay” (8 p.m. ET/PT) which         Syracuse’s own War Memorial at
                                                                                                             follows top teenaged riders as they      the Oncenter.
                                                                                                             compete to make it to the National          The culminating event at the
                                                                                                             Horse Show ASPCA Maclay                  Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse
                                                                                                             Championship. This final episode         Tournament, the Animal Planet
                                                                                                             brings the story to Syracuse             Sporthorse Cup features top level
                                                                                                             where this prestigious champion-         horses and riders, an exciting
                                                                                                             ship is decided.                         competition format and innova-
                                                                                                                Immediately after “Horse              tive camera work that promises
                                                                                                             Power,” Animal Planet takes on           to present show jumping like its
                                                                                                             Olympic-level show jumping with          never been seen before.
                                                                                                                              EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MARCH 8, 2006/13

      Cazenovia College receives $20,000 grant                                                                                                 Bridge
        from Howard L. Green Foundation                                                                                                        Results
                          Gift will fund new equipment for college’s radio station                                                                Penny Emerick and Dave Bull
                                                                                                                                               posted a good 75 percent score to
   Cazenovia College has received a $20,000 grant from the Howard L.    most small professional radio stations,” said Cazenovia College As-    take overall and East/West hon-
Green Foundation to provide upgraded equipment for the College’s        sistant Professor Maureen Louis, who also serves as director of the    ors in bridge matches held Tues-
student-run radio station, WITC-FM 88.9. A transmitter and modula-      Communication Studies program. “We always seek the best for our        day Feb. 28. Barbara and Sam
tor will be purchased and installed this spring and will allow the      students,” she added.                                                  Roller scored an equally impres-
radio station to broadcast in stereo, as well as make upgrades to its      Some of the original radio station equipment was gifted by          sive 66 percent to claim North/
current Emergency Broadcasting System.                                  Howard L. Green, who was the owner of an ABC radio station in          South honors. Ulla Band and
   The radio station is an integral part of the College’s Communica-    Elmira; an NBC radio affiliate in Atlantic City; radio stations from   Jeanne Chard nosed out Suzy
tions Studies program, providing an experiential learning labora-       Maine to Florida; and newspapers in Ocean City and Cape May, N.J.      and Russell Grills to take second,
tory where students study broadcasting and programming. Students        Now, the foundation that bears his name continues to support his       N/S, while Toni and Bob
serve as on-air talent for the station, which provides a variety of     investment in Cazenovia College.                                       Salisbury beat Joan Danehy and
music and talk programs. The station is in the process of upgrading        “The current grant made to Cazenovia College further supports       Marylyn Paul for second, E/W.
equipment to promote a broader selection of professional program-       Howard’s dedication to helping young people in their pursuit of an        Duplicate bridge matches are
ming.                                                                   education and career in the field of communications,” said Donald      played at 1 p.m. every Tuesday in
   “These upgrades will provide Communication Studies students          Green, treasurer of the Howard L. Green Foundation and Howard’s        the Reference Room of the
with a good representation of the equipment and conditions found in     brother.                                                               Cazenovia Public Library and all
                                                                                                                                               bridge players are welcome.

Another record year for visitors for Madison County                                                                                                      73 DE AMATEUR
   Madison County Tourism, Inc.       there is an overall perception that    number.”                                 “This is revenue that in the       RADIO
announced that total visitor          the economy is weak despite the           Visitors spent over $6.5 million   past would have gone to Norwich
spending for 2005 set another
record thanks to a very strong
                                      strong economic indicators,” said
                                      Walter. ‘To see an increase over
                                                                             on food, almost $5 million on shop-
                                                                             ping and $3.5 million on entertain-
                                                                                                                   or Verona. Now with this new
                                                                                                                   property we can capture more
                                                                                                                                                         The season’s
fourth quarter. Visitors to Madi-
son County spent approximately
                                      2004’s huge year is gratifying and
                                      further proof that the mid year
                                                                             ment in the county according to a
                                                                             formula by tourism consultant
                                                                                                                   overnight travelers in Madison
                                                                                                                   County,” Walter said. “A strong
                                                                                                                                                         in full swing
$30.8 million in the county which     increase in the occupancy tax has      DK Shifflet which uses taxable        year in 2006 is vital because costs
                                                                                                                                                             BY VIVIAN E. DOUGLAS,
is a slight increase over the $30.7   not negatively affected tourism        hotel sales to estimate visitor       continue to rise hurting the bot-
million spent in 2004. These totals   spending in the County.”               spending patterns.                    tom line of many of our proper-                WA2PUU
are based on official taxable hotel      Spending by visitors contrib-          Walter said some of the in-        ties. The good news is gas prices         It’s four down and a couple
room sales of $5.23 million.          uted $1.23 million in sales tax rev-   crease can be credited to the brand   have eased, people are ready to       handful to go with some hams
   Madison County Tourism, Inc.       enue to the county.                    new Wendt University Inn in           travel this summer and with the       marking every single one on
executive director Jim Walter was        “The revenue generated by visi-     Hamilton. He said the 58 room         increase in our funding we are        their calendar with hopes of
pleased with the results.             tors to this county is money that      property allowed more rooms to        targeting more people, telling        attending. The big attraction?
   “2005 was a challenging year.      the county tax payer does not have     be sold in county during the          them about the great country          Hamfests, of course... mostly in
There is more hotel inventory at      to come up with,” said Walter.         Bouckville antique show and           inns, B&B’s, heritage tourism         the ARRL Western New York
the casino in Oneida County, gas      “Over $1 million in sales tax rev-     Colgate’s popular homecoming          sites and more that this county       section of the state.
prices went through the roof and      enue from visitors is a significant    and parent’s weekends.                offers.”                                  Starting in January, number
                                                                                                                                                         one for this year was held in

Concert features acclaimed trumpet player
                                                                                                                                                         Marathon. The next drew hams
                                                                                                                                                         to the western tip of the state for
                                                                                                                                                         the Lockport ARA Hamfest in
                                                                                                                                                         late January. Number three, held
   On Friday March 17 and Satur-      WCNY Classic FM.                       program will be “Schumann’s           Orchestra and the Kosei Wind Or-
                                                                                                                                                         at the end of February, had hams
day March 18, Syracuse Sym-              “Trumpet Virtuoso” will be-         Symphony No. 3,” a cheerful and       chestra. He is an active composer,
                                                                                                                                                         headed south for the Southern
phony Orchestra’s Conductor           gin with “Elgar’s In the South,”       optimistic work inspired by           concert soloist and recitalist, and
                                                                                                                                                         Tier Hamfest in Horseheads.
Emeritus Kazuyoshi Akiyama            which takes listeners on a jour-       Schumann’s move to the                his commitment to education re-
                                                                                                                                                         This past week in Williamsville,
will return to Syracuse to conduct    ney to the Italian Riviera, where      Rhineland.                            sults in extensive guest appear-
                                                                                                                                                         one of the only Sunday Hamfests
“Trumpet Virtuoso,” the next con-     the composer and his family vaca-         Allen Vizzutti has performed       ances at universities throughout
                                                                                                                                                         held within our section, was
cert in the SSO’s Post-Standard       tioned. Following “In the South”       with Doc Severinsen, the NBC To-      North America, Europe, Japan
                                                                                                                                                         sponsored by the Lancaster ARC.
Classics Series. These perfor-        will be “The Rising Sun,” com-         night Show Band, Airmen Of            and Australia.
                                                                                                                                                             Now it’s time to mark your
mances will feature celebrated        posed and performed by Vizzutti.       Note, Army Blues, Chuck                  Tickets for Trumpet Virtuoso
                                                                                                                                                         calendar for the rest of the year.
trumpet player Allen Vizzutti,        This will mark the SSO’s first per-    Mangione, Woody Herman,               start at only $16 and can be pur-
                                                                                                                                                         April 1, a not too distant drive to
and will be presented at 8 p.m. in    formance of this piece, which was      Japan’s NHK Symphony Orches-          chased by calling 424-8200 or (800)
                                                                                                                                                         the west, the Drumlins Amateur
the Mulroy Civic Center at            inspired by Vizzutti’s frequent        tra, the Budapest Symphony Or-        724-3810,          or        visit
                                                                                                                                                         Radio Club will host their
Oncenter. Media partner is            trips to Japan. Capping off the        chestra, the Saint Paul Chamber
                                                                                                                                                         Hamfest in Newark with an
                                                                                                                                                         opening at 8 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                             June 2 through 4 brings one of
                                                                                                                                                         the larger events within the
                                                                                                                                                         state, the Rochester Hamfest,
                                                                                                                                                         where thousands gather to walk
                                                                                                                                                         the many flea market aisles both
                                                                                                                                                         inside and out, and attend the
                                                                                                                                                         meetings and demos. This
                                                                                                                                                         hamfest brings in a number of
                                                                                                                                                         popular dealers.
                                                                                                                                                             One week later on June 10 the
                                                                                                                                                         Skyline Amateur Radio Club
                                                                                                                                                         holds their second ‘fest of the
                                                                                                                                                         year from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
                                                                                                                                                         Cortland County Fairgrounds.
                                                                                                                                                         Always well attended.
                                                                                                                                                             Next, the Batavia Hamfest,
                                                                                                                                                         with a date of July 29, will take
                                                                                                                                                         place at the fireman’s Recreation
                                                                                                                                                         Center in Alexander.
                                                                                                                                                             August brings us two
                                                                                                                                                         hamfests, the first on the week-
                                                                                                                                                         end of the 5th by the Tompkins
                                                                                                                                                         County Amateur Radio Club,
                                                                                                                                                         held at the Trumansburg Fair-
                                                                                                                                                         grounds, just outside Ithaca,
                                                                                                                                                         from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                             One week later, Aug. 12, the
                                                                                                                                                         Western NY Section Convention
                                                                                                                                                         hosted by the Lancaster Amateur
                                                                                                                                                         Radio Club will start at 8 a.m.,
                                                                                                                                                         again at the Fire Department
                                                                                                                                                         Recreation Grounds in
                                                                                                                                                             Although not in the ARRL
                                                                                                                                                         Western NY Section the Saratoga
                                                                                                                                                         County Hamfest is well attended
                                                                                                                                                         by hams across the state. This
                                                                                                                                                         year it is scheduled for Sept. 9.
                                                                                                                                                             Then Sept. 16 the Radio
                                                                                                                                                         Amateurs of Greater Syracuse
                                                                                                                                                         have the RAGS Hamfest taking
                                                                                                                                                         place in Pompey, 6 miles south of
                                                                                                                                                         Syracuse, with doors open 8 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                         to 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                             We close off the season with
                                                                                                                                                         many heading for the Northern
                                                                                                                                                         New York Section Convention
                                                                                                                                                         held at Lake Placid on Oct. 7.
                                                                                                                                                         With so many choices through-
                                                                                                                                                         out the year hams have an open
                                                                                                                                                         opportunity to buy or sell all
                                                                                                                                                         kinds of ham gear, as well as
                                                                                                                                                         having “eyeball” visits with
                                                                                                                                                         fellow hams who live in and out
                                                                                                                                                         of the state.
                                                                                                                                                             Many to choose from. If the
                                                                                                                                                         drive is a bit much or you don’t
                                                                                                                                                         have the time available, at least
                                                                                                                                                         support your own club’s en-
                                                                                                                                                         deavor after the committees have
                                                                                                                                                         put hours of time into the
                                                                                                                                           EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MARCH 8, 2006/17

       Learning By the Lake lecture                                                                                                Eagle has been
        series to explore bioethics                                                                                                commissioned
               Focus is on values related to life and death issues
                                                                                                                             Madison County Tourism          the county’s long and rich his-
   The Center for Continuing Edu-        amining the question “What is Eth-       especially in those incidences when      has commissioned Eagle News-      tory. There will be a calendar of
cation, in partnership with the          ics?”                                    a person loses the capacity to make      papers to produce a special Bi-   events, important historical in-
Cazenovia Senior Recreation Pro-            On March 23, Gregory Eastwood,        end-of-life decisions. The Terry         centennial Commemorative          formation and much more.
gram, is pleased to announce an ex-      MD, president of SUNY Upstate            Schiavo case will be presented.          edition that will be inserted        For a first glimpse of this
citing and timely Spring Lecture         Medical University, will apply eth-         On March 30, Susan Morgan, lec-       and distributed on March 22 in    commemorative piece plan on
Series on bioethics, emphasizing         ics to areas of medical education        turer in the Education Studies Pro-      the Madison County Eagle          attending Madison Country’s
values and morals related to life and    and health care, including Tracing       gram at Hamilton College, will dis-      Newspapers, the Mid-York          Bicentennial Birthday Party
death issues.                            the Roots of Professional Ethics,        cuss “Epidemics and Ethics in Pub-       Weekly and the Post Standard’s    starting 11:30 a.m. Tuesday
   The series is scheduled for           Ethical Perspectives that Influence      lic Health.” Topics will include         Madison County delivery.          March 21 in the lobby of the
March 20, 23, 27 and 30 from 3 to 4      Professional and Patient Care Eth-       Avian Flu, SARS and West Nile Epi-         This supplement will focus      county office building in
p.m. at the Cazenovia Public Li-         ics and Current Education of Medi-       sodes.                                   on special events planned for     Wampsville. There will be a
brary. Pre-registration is required      cal Students in Bioethics.                  The fee for the series includes a     Madison County’s yearlong Bi-     keepsake edition for all who at-
and seating is limited.                     On March 27, Joel Potash, MD, of      10 percent discount to the               centennial Celebration and on     tend.
   On March 20, Dr. Bruce Roig, pro-     SUNY Upstate Medical University,         Cazenovia Bookstore and should be
fessor of philosophy at Cazenovia        will offer “Compassionate Conver-        made payable to Cazenovia College.
College will offer a broad context for   sations on Health Care,” an impor-       To register or for more informa-
the discussion of bioethics by ex-       tant dialogue regarding health care,     tion, call 655-7107.

             Fun-damental Basketball
               Camp adds program
   Directors Stu Maloff and Tom          cludes a free camp basketball, a free    program including skill stations,
Blackford have announced that            camp T-shirt and all-you-can-eat         leagues formed by age, ability and
FUN-damental Basketball Camp, a          lunches each day.                        gender, two games a day, hot shot
highlight in central New York for           The Morrisville program, run-         contest, individual and team in-
15 years, is offering a new basket-      ning July 16 to 20, features super-      struction, a slam dunk contest on
ball program at Cazenovia College        vised, overnight accommodations          adjustable rims, daily practice on
this year. The special Cazenovia         in the college dormitories, an all-      defense both on and off the ball, full
commuter program for younger             you-can-eat meal plan, and a basket-     court drills, guest speakers and a
boys and girls, ages 6 to 14, is in      ball and a camp T-shirt for each         unique superstation for continu-
addition to its long-standing resi-      camper. Campers may enroll as resi-      ous skill reinforcement, when
dent and commuter camp at                dent campers, extended campers (at-      campers are not involved in games.
Morrisville State College for camp-      tending from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) or as a   The camp boasts a unique five-to-
ers ages 11 to 18.                       commuter camper, from 9 a.m. to 5        one camper-staff ratio.
   The Cazenovia program will run        p.m. most days. The college pool is         For further information, see the
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24 to 28.     available for recreational swim-         camp        web         site       at
Before care and after care is avail-     ming in the evening for resident and, call 1-877-
able to working parents for an addi-     extended commuter campers.               545-8423,      or     Email        to
tional fee. The registration fee in-        All camp sessions include a full

                                                                              O b i t ua r i e s
Frederick Busch, 64                                                                                                    Elwyn F. Sterling, 80
Accomplished author                                                                                                    Former Colgate
   Frederick Busch, 64, of                                                                                             University professor
Sherburne, died in New York City
                                                                                                                           Elwyn F. Sterling, 80, of Preston
on Feb. 23, 2006. Born in Brooklyn
                                                                                                                       Hill Rd., passed away Feb. 24, 2006
in 1941, Frederick graduated from
                                                                                                                       at Community Memorial Hospi-
Muhlenberg College (A.B., 1962)
                                                                                                                       tal, Hamilton. Born June 2,1925 in
and Columbia University (M.A.,
                                                                                                                       Frankfort, he was a son of Elwyn
1967). He received an honorary doc-
                                                                                                                       B. and Hazel Grundy Sterling. He
torate in Lit. from Muhlenberg in
                                                                                                                       was a graduate of Waterville High
                                                                                                                       School, Colgate University,
   Mr. Busch joined the English
                                                                                                                       Summa Cum Laude in 1950 and
Department at Colgate University
                                                                                       Gerald B. Bates Sr.             received his Ph D from Syracuse
in 1966. He was Edgar B. Fairchild
Professor of Literature, a chair,
                                                                                                                           He was a veteran of World War
until his retirement in 2003 and                                              Gerald B. Bates Sr.                      II, proudly serving his country                Dwight William Jensen
was then named Edgar B.
                                                                              Musically, artistically                  from 1943 until 1946.
Fairchild Professor of Literature
                                                                                                                           On Aug. 31, 1946, Elwyn was         Dwight William
Emeritus. At the time of his death,                                           talented
                                                 Frederick Busch                                                       united in marriage to Grace Lloyd
he was the Zell Distinguished Vis-                                                                                                                             Jensen, 71
                                                                                 Gerald B. Bates Sr., of               in Waterville.
iting Professor of Creative Writ-
                                                                              Cazenovia, passed over Feb. 20,              Mr. Sterling was a professor of     Accomplished
ing at the University of Michigan.     short story, an award from the
                                                                              2006. He was born Jan 26, 1914 in        romance language and literature
   Mr. Busch was the author of         American Academy of Arts and                                                                                            journalist
                                                                              Worthington Mass., the youngest          at Colgate University from 1950
more than 30 novels and books of       Letters for the body of his work,
                                                                              and last surviving of eight chil-        until his retirement in 1990 and           Dwight William Jensen, 71, of
short stories, including the short     and the American Academy of
                                                                              dren of Frank and Mary Bates of          was also the department chair-          Cazenovia, kicked the bucket Feb.
story collection Don’t Tell Anyone     Arts and letters Award of Merit
                                                                              Greenfield, Mass.                        man for 17 years. Among his fa-         26, 2006 following a long illness. He
(2000) and the novels Girls (1997),    for the “short story, in recogni-
                                                                                 Gerry had a long, wonderful life      vorite pastimes was a great love        expected to die sooner or later, but
the Night Inspector (1999), and        tion of a writer’s lifetime achieve-
                                                                              surviving three wives and was            for gardening.                          always hoped it would be later.
North (2005). His work in short        ment.” At various times, he held
                                                                              loved by everyone who crossed his            Surviving are his wife, Grace; a       Mr. Jensen was born Sept. 4,
fiction and essays were published      Woodrow Wilson, Guggenheim
                                                                              path.                                    daughter, Sandy Sterling of             1934 in Malad City, Idaho. He
in more than 130 magazines, an-        and Ingram Merrill Fellowships.
                                                                                 He graduated from Greenfield          Oneida; son and daughter-in-law,        graduated Idaho State College in
thologies and literary journals in-    In 2001 he was elected a Fellow of
                                                                              High School, Mass. in 1932 and at-       Jan and Judy Sterling of                1955 in a class that also included
cluding Harpers, The Paris Re-         the Academy of Arts and Sciences.
                                                                              tended North Eastern University          Haddonfield, N.J.; sister and           his mother, where he majored in
view, New Yorker, TriQuarterly,           A forthcoming volume of short
                                                                              in Boston, Mass.                         brother-in-law, Arlene and              speech -drama and twice won the
Georgia Review, The American           stories, Rescue Missions, will be
                                                                                 He retired from General Elec-         Leonard Bogdanoff of Elkins Park,       Outstanding Male Student award
Scholar, and The New York              published posthumously in 2006.
                                                                              tric, Liverpool after 31 years of ser-   Pa.; two grandchildren, Matthew         for his class.
Times. His volume of new and se-          Surviving are his wife, Judith;
                                                                              vice as a manufacturing engineer.        and      Megan      Sterling       of      Dwight taught English at
lected stories, The Children in the    two sons, Nicholas and Benjamin;
                                                                              After retiring from GE, he worked        Haddonfield, N.J. and several           Emmett, Idaho, High School, then
Woods, was a PEN/Faulkner final-       daughter-in-law, Tracy and his
                                                                              for WEI in Syracuse, retiring from       nieces and nephews, including a         went into the U.S. Army, serving
ist for 1994; The Night Inspector      granddaughter, Alexandra. He
                                                                              WEI after 20 years service.              special niece and nephew, Karen         in the eastern United States,
was a 2000 finalist for the National   was, and is loved.
                                                                                 He was a member of the Ma-            and Clark Lewis.                        France and Germany for 27-and-a-
Book Critics Circle and the PEN/          A memorial service will be held
                                                                              sonic Lodge for many years.                  Two brothers, Donald and            half months. He left the Army to
Faulkner award. He had received        in New York City at a later date.
                                                                                 Gerry had musical and artistic        Roland Sterling, predeceased him.       attend graduate school at Western
the National Jewish Book Award         Arrangements are by the Burgess
                                                                              talent, and worked in his spare              Private graveside services will     State College of Colorado, then
for fiction, the PEN/Malamud           and Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S.
                                                                              time as a magician and musician          be held in the Colgate University       worked at KPST in Preston, Idaho.
Award for Achievement in the           Main St., Sherburne.
                                                                              for friends, family and commu-           Cemetery in the spring. There will         In 1961, he went to work for the
Gladys M. Albee, 82                                                           nity benefits. He had a wonderful        be no calling hours.                    Boise Journal and for KBOI, which
                                                                              voice, an unsurpassed sense of hu-           Contributions in his memory         then included a television station
Talented baker                                                                mor, a kind spirit and will be           may be made to the Community            that has since become KBCI. He
   Gladys M. Albee, 82, of Bonney                                             missed by all who knew him.              Memorial Hospital Foundation,           was late-night anchor at KBOI
                                       Bailey of Hubbardsville; son and
Hill Rd., passed away Feb. 25, 2006                                              He is survived by his two chil-       150 Broad St., Hamilton, NY 13346.      Television for years and disliked
                                       daughter-in-law, Bruce and
at        Bassett         Hospital,                                           dren and spouses, Gerald B. Jr.              Elwyn’s family wishes to ex-        the Yankees so much that people
                                       Maureen Albee of Morrisville;
Cooperstown. She was born Feb.                                                and Linda Bates of Fletcher, Vt.         press their heartfelt thanks to the     sent him funeral wreaths when the
                                       three sisters, Mrs. Carolyn Dia-
11, 1924 in Earlville, a daughter of                                          and Barbara Bates Peck and Ned           nurses and staff of Community           Yankees won the World Series.
                                       mond of Sherburne, Mrs. Vivian
Burton and Mattie Harris                                                      Meehan of Westford, Vt.; his two         Memorial Hospital for the excel-           Mr. Jensen published, among
                                       Hicks of Canastota and Mrs.
Sergent and received her educa-                                               grandchildren, Nick Bates and            lent and compassionate care             other things, three books and read
                                       Clara Harris of Chittenango and
tion in local schools.                                                        Kate Bates, both of Jericho, Vt.;        given to him.                           the news on all three national ra-
                                       a sister-in-law, Mrs. Elsie
   On Feb. 20, 1943, Gladys was                                               his four step-children, Michael              Arrangements have been en-          dio networks. In 1983 he received a
                                       Hutchings. She is also survived
united in marriage to Victor W.                                               Shafer of Carson City, Nev.,             trusted to Burgess & Tedesco Fu-        masters degree in journalism
                                       by Sally Morgan of Hamilton;
Albee in Hamilton. Together,                                                  MaryLou Shaffer Williams and             neral Home, 25 Broad St.,               from Central Missouri State Uni-
                                       seven grandchildren and seven
they owned and operated their                                                 John Williams of Zionsville, Ind.,       Hamilton.                               versity where he was named the
dairy farm. Mr. Albee predeceased                                             Beth Shaffer of Laval, Quebec and                                                outstanding graduate student and
                                         Funeral services will be pri-
her on March 29, 2005.                                                        Deborah Shaffer and Marjorie                                                     in 1988 he earned a master’s de-
                                       vate at the convenience of the
   Gladys loved to bake and her                                               Lundy of Cazenovia; his step-                                                    gree in political science from Syra-
                                       family with burial in the Graham
scrumptious foods were enjoyed                                                grandchildren, Amanda, Jessica                                                   cuse University.
                                       Cemetery, Hubbardsville. There
by all of her family and friends.                                             and John Williams and Michael,                                                      He taught at Syracuse Univer-
                                       will be no calling hours. Arrange-
She also liked to play bingo.                                                 Patrick, Edward and Holly                                                        sity from 1982 to 1988 and at
                                       ments have been entrusted to Bur-
   Surviving are her daughter                                                 Shaffer; his sisters-in-law, Pat                                                 Marshall University in Hunting-
                                       gess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25
and son-in-law, Donna and Carl                                                Zupan, Theresa Zupan and many                                                    ton, W. V. from 1988 to 2000. He
                                       Broad St., Hamilton.
                                                                              nieces and nephews.                                                              retired Dec. 31, 2000.
                                                                                 Calling hours were held at the                                                   On April 16, 1955, Dwight
                                                                              Tait Funeral Home, Inc., 2333                                                    Jensen and Claudia Davison
                                                                              Fenner Road, Cazenovia. Burial                                                   eloped and remained happily mar-
                                                                              will be in the spring.                                                           ried for more than 50 years. In the
                                                                                                                                                               summer of 1963 they took an 11-
                                                                                                                                                               year-old boy, Leonard, fishing and
                                                                                                                                                               wound up adopting him. In 1964
                                                                                                                                                               they adopted a newborn baby girl
                                                                                                                                                               and named her Julia. Both kids
                                                                                                                                                               did well.
                                                                                                                                                                  Dwight Jensen is survived by
                                                                                                                                 Eveline F. Melia              his wife, Claudia; his son, Leonard
                                                                                                                                                               from Pocatello, Idaho and his
                                                                                                                       Eveline F. Melia                        daughter, Julia Kempson from
                                                                                                                                                               Westport, Conn.; by his two sis-
                                                                                                                       Mother of three                         ters, Martha Morgan of Payson,
                                                                                                                          Eveline F. Melia, of Cazenovia,      Utah and Caryl Williams of
                                                                                                                       died Feb. 26, 2006.                     Layton, Utah; by his six grandchil-
                                                                                                                          She was the beloved wife of          dren and three great-grandchil-
                                                                                                                       Alfred Melia; mother of Michael         dren; by 16 uncles and aunts and
                                                                                                                       (Dorcas), David (Judy) and Jane         by 77 first cousins.
                                                                                                                       (Fred) Jung; grandmother of                His father, Glenden, died in
                                                                                                                       Tabatha, Susie, Heather, Karen          1983; his mother, Lola, in 1994 and
                                                                                                                       and Kevin; great-grandmother of         his brother, Marvin, in 2002.
                                                                                                                       Jeremiah and sister of Derrick             Funeral services were held at
                                                                                                                       (Peg) Holdstock.                        St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in
                                                                                                                          Private services will be held at     Chittenango.
                                                                                                                       the convenience of the family.             In lieu of flowers, donations
                                                                                                                          Memorials may be made to the         may be made to Chittenango’s St.
                                                                                                                       American Lung Association.              Paul’s Church.
                                                                                                                                     EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MARCH 8, 2006/19

                                                                           O b i t ua r i e s
Carol S. Harvey, 62   C. Edgar Maynard, 86                                                                       Michael J. Packard Sr., 51
Former Sherburne area Former Smyrna Town Justice                                                                 Devoted husband, father
daycare provider
                                          C. Edgar Maynard, 86, lifelong   Seddon, Dawnne Dehne, Eric               Michael J. Packard Sr., 51, of     and Kenneth T. Packard, both of
   Carol S. Harvey, 62, of Foote      Smyrna resident, passed away         Maynard, Justin and Dylan             North St., passed away Feb. 28,       Morrisville; two sisters and a
Hill Rd., passed away Feb. 27, 2006   Feb. 28, 2006 at the M.I. Bassett    Church and Kriss, Ben and Ian         2006 at Community Memorial            brother-in-law, Diane and Paul
at Strong Memorial Hospital,          Hospital, Cooperstown. He was        Maynard; two great-grandsons,         Hospital, Hamilton. Born May          Wibling of Helena, MT and
Rochester. Born Nov. 17, 1943 in      born June 13, 1919 on the family     Gregory and Timothy Dehne; a          15, 1954 in Clearfield, Pa., he was   Serena Kruk of South Carolina;
Norwich, she was a daughter of        farm in the Town of Smyrna, a        sister and brother-in-law,            a son of Terrance Alton and           two brothers, Patrick Packard
Charles E. and Helen Bryan            son of William and Ethel Gould       Catherine and Angus Cameron of        Emily Cimerola Packard.               of San Diego, Calif. and John
Sprague. She was raised in            Maynard and was a graduate of        Chapel Hill, N.C.; a brother and         He spent his early years in        Packard of Williamsburg, Va.
Sherburne, was a graduate of          Smyrna High School.                  two sisters-in-law, Bob and Iris      Purdy’s and San Diego, Calif.         and many nieces, nephews and
Sherburne High School in 1961             On Aug. 6, 1949, Edgar was       Maynard of Smyrna and Cora Tif-       where he received his educa-          cousins.
and went to Airline School in         united in marriage to Doris Coon     fany of Hamilton; brother-in-law      tion.                                    He was predeceased by his fa-
Hartford, Conn.                       in Morris. They made their home      and his wife, Doug and Ellen Coon        On Nov. 1, 1975, Michael was       ther and a brother, Thomas
   On Dec. 22, 1962, Carol was        on their farm that he worked un-     of Morris and many nieces and         married to Elizabeth J. Hunt in       Packard.
united in marriage to Keith M.        til he “retired” in 2005.            nephews.                              Peekskill. They lived in Vir-            Funeral services were held
Harvey in Sherburne.                      Mr. Maynard was a member of         He was predeceased by his          ginia where Mike was a brick          from the Burgess & Tedesco Fu-
   She had worked for Norwich         the Smyrna Baptist Church and        brothers and sisters-in-law, David    mason,       and     moved       to   neral Home, 31 Cedar St.,
Pharmaceuticals in Norwich and        Gideons International. He was a      Maynard, Frank and Freda              Morrisville 15 years ago.             Morrisville. Burial will be in
Talman & Talman Architects in         past member of the Smyrna            Maynard and Bill and Agnes               Music and his guitar were a        the Village View Cemetery,
Ithaca. She returned to her home-     Grange, served on the board of di-   Maynard; sisters and brother-in-      great part of his life.               Morrisville in the spring.
town of Sherburne in 1965 where she   rectors for the Smyrna Union Co-     law, Jean Maynard and Mary and           Michael was a loving and de-       Friends were invited to call at
was a daycare provider until 1977.    op, was the Smyrna Town Justice      Willard Funk and a sister-in-law,     voted husband and father, and a       the funeral home.
She then became a teacher’s aide in   for 17 years and on the Smyrna       Bertha Coon Lester.                   best friend to his wife and chil-
the Sherburne-Earlville School sys-   Town Board for 12 years.                Funeral services were held         dren. He will be deeply missed.         Contributions        in    his
tem for more than 28 years.               Surviving are his wife, Doris;   from the Smyrna Baptist Church.          Surviving are his wife, Betsy;     memory may be made to
   Carol was a fun-loving, outgo-     his children, Lorraine and Nigel     Interment will be in the spring in    his mother, Emily Packard of          S.E.V.A.C., PO Box 256,
ing, courageous, cheerful and very    Seddon, Peter and Linda Maynard,     West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne.        San Diego, Calif.; three sons and     Morrisville, NY 13408 or to Com-
positive person who had a great       all of Smyrna, Joanne and Jim        Friends were invited to call at the   a daughter-in-law, Michael J, Jr.     munity Memorial Hospital
love for her children and grand-      Church of Ithaca, Lois and Dou-      Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home,       and Heather Packard of Jack-          Foundation, 150 Broad St.,
children.                             glas McVarish of Collingswood,       10 S. Main St., Sherburne.            sonville, N.C. and William A.         Hamilton, NY 13346.
   She enjoyed collecting             N.J. and Nathan and Jodie               Contributionsinhismemorymay
snowmen and birdhouses and            Maynard of South Otselic; nine       be made to the Smyrna Baptist
loved to dance. She was a compas-     grandchildren, Alastair and Colin    Church,POBox22,Smyrna,NY13464.
sionate, loving and gentle
caregiver to her husband.
   Mrs. Harvey was a member of
the First United Methodist
Church in Sherburne where she
served as a trustee. She was also a
member of the Order of Eastern
Star 631 of Sherburne.
   Surviving are Keith, her hus-
band of 43 years; her mother, Helen
Sprague of Sherburne; two daugh-
ters and sons-in-law, Michelle and
David Rundle of Marathon and
Wendy and Alan Irwin of
Sherburne; her beloved grandchil-
dren, Erin and Morgan Rundle
and Alexis, Savannah and Gabriel
Irwin and several aunts, uncles
and cousins.
Charles Sprague on March 14, 1994.
   A memorial service was held
from the First United Methodist
Church, Sherburne. Interment
will be in the West Hill Cemetery,
Sherburne, in the spring. Friends
were invited to call at the Burgess
& Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S.
Main St., Sherburne.
   Contributions in her memory
may be made to the First United
Methodist Church Memorial Fund,
PO Box 556, Sherburne, NY 13460.

Column: A lifesaving investment                                                                                                                          O b i t ua r i e s
      BY STATE SENATOR              illnesses and disabilities,               In his 30-day budget amend-       Health to develop a program that
     JOHN A. DEFRANCISCO            including leukemia,                   ments, Governor Pataki included       would make the public and
                                    myelodysplastic syndromes,            $250,000 for Upstate Medical          expectant mothers aware of
                                    lymphomas, inherited red cell         Center to study the creation of a     umbilical cord blood banking.
   Last year I introduced a bill
                                    abnormalities and other cancers.      cord blood center. I was pleased      The Department of Health would
which was recently passed by the
                                    In fact, a transplant using cord      to see this, as I had been advocat-   also be charged with creating
New York State Senate to
                                    blood cells is credited with          ing for such a facility.              educational programs about the
promote umbilical cord blood
                                    saving the life of Jared Saya, an         Stem cell research, using cord    benefits of cord blood banking for
banking and research. Umbilical
                                    eight-year-old boy from               blood cells, provides an ethical      health care providers. Lastly,
cord blood has been a great
                                    Eastwood. He was waiting for a        and highly beneficial alternative     this legislation would provide a
benefit to the medical research
                                    bone marrow transplant. It could      to the controversial research         means for the donation of cord
community because it is rich in
                                    have taken months to find a           involving embryonic stem cells.       blood for stem cell collection and
blood stem cells that are versatile
                                    matching donor, and with time         Doctors would be able to use the      for its preservation and storage
and continuously manufacture
                                    being of the essence, his doctor      umbilical cord (and its stem          for public use.
every other type of blood cell.
                                    decided to use the cord blood cells   cells) that would otherwise be           It is my hope that, in this
They can enhance and/or correct
                                    to save his life. There is no         discarded for valuable research       year’s budget, funds will be set
a person’s blood producing
                                    statewide program to educate the      and transplants.                      aside for a cord blood banking
                                    public or coordinate the collec-          Furthermore, my bill (S5999)      center in New York state and
                                                                                                                                                                 Lavon Berry Powell
   Cord blood stem cells have
                                    tion of this lifesaving wonder,       would require the Department of       that that center will be located in
been used in treating many                                                                                                                               Lavon Berry Powell, 74
                                    despite this and other examples.                                            Central New York.
                                                                                                                                                         Dedicated to family
                                                                                                                                                             Lavon Berry Powell, 74, of Leba-
                    Alzheimer’s caregivers welcomed                                                                                                      non, died at her home Feb. 25, 2006
                                                                                                                                                         surrounded by her family. Lavon’s
                                                                                                                                                         rich life was dedicated to family and
                     to March,April support groups                                                                                                       filled with artful gardening, cook-
                                                                                                                                                         ing, sewing and needlework. These
                                                                                                                                                         gifts she joyfully shared with her
   The Alzheimer’s Association           Central Square: McDonald’s,      p.m.                                  of each month at 1 p.m.; Loretto         children and grandchildren.
will host a number of support         fourth Monday (March 27 and            Norwich: Chenango Memorial         Cunningham PACE, second Tues-                She was predeceased by her hus-
groups in the months of March         April 24) of each month at 7 p.m.   Hospital, North Broad Street, sec-    day (March 14 and April 11) of each      band of 53 years, James Powell.
and April. The monthly meetings          Clinton: Lutheran Care Minis-    ond Wednesday (March 8 and            month at 5:30 p.m.; Neurological             Surviving are her brother, Rob-
are open to caregivers of people      tries, second Wednesday (March 8    April 12) of each month at 7 p.m.     Care of CNY, first Wednesday             ert Lowe of East Syracuse; four
with Alzheimer’s disease. A com-      and April 12) of each month at 4       Oswego: The Manor at Seneca        (March 1 and April 5) of each            children, Ron Powell of Cicero,
plete list of support groups may be   p.m.                                Hill, fourth Wednesday (March 22      month at 5:30 p.m.; St. Camillus         Karen Worlock of Lebanon, Kathy
downloaded at For            Cortland: Walden Place, second   and April 26) of each month at 7      Health and Rehabilitation Center,        Ward of Lebanon and Scott Powell
more information, contact the         Thursday (March 9 and April 13)     p.m.                                  third Tuesday (March 21 and April        of Provincetown, Mass.; five
Alzheimer’s Association at 800-       of each month at 7 p.m.                Oneida: Oneida Public Library,     18) at 5:30 p.m.; V.A. Hospital, first   grandchildren and six great-
272-3900.                                Liverpool: Birchwood Health      last Monday (March 27 and April       Wednesday (March 1 and April 5)          grandchildren.
   The meetings are slated to         Care Center, second Monday          24) of each month at 1 p.m.           and third Wednesday (March 15                Calling hours and services
gather at the following locations:    (March 13 and April 10) of each        Rome: Ava Dorfman Senior           and April 19) at 1 p.m.; and Van         were held at the Tait Funeral
   Auburn: Mercy Rehabilitation       month at 6:30 p.m.                  Center, third Wednesday (March        Duyn Home and Hospital, first            Home, Inc., 2333 Fenner Road,
Center, first Tuesday (March 7 and       Manlius: Alterra Wynwood,        15 and April 19) of each month at     Thursday (March 2 and April 6) at        Cazenovia.
April 4) of each month at 1:30 p.m.   fourth Monday (March 27 and         5:30 p.m.                             6 p.m.                                       In lieu of flowers, contributions
   Baldwinsville: Baldwinsville       April 24) of each month at 7 p.m.      Syracuse: The Hearth at                                                     may be made to Hospice Care, Inc.,
Methodist Church, second Tues-           Massena: Highland Nursing        Greenpoint, first Thursday              Utica: Eden Park Health Care           4277 Middle Settlement Road, New
day (March 14 and April 11) of each   Home, second Tuesday (March 14      (March 2 and April 6) AND third       Center, last Monday (March 27 and        Hartford, NY 13413-9558.
month at 6:30 p.m.                    and April 11) of each month at 3    Thursday (March 16 and April 20)      April 24) of each month at 1 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                         Mary Doroshenko, 99
                                                                                                                                                         St. Joan of Arc Church
                                                                                                                                                            Mary Doroshenko, 99, of Will-
                                                                                                                                                         iams Corners Rd., passed away
                                                                                                                                                         March 1, 2006 at her home. Born
                                                                                                                                                         Aug. 28, 1906 in Wernia, Poland,
                                                                                                                                                         she was a daughter of John and
                                                                                                                                                         Eva Demchar Karlik.
                                                                                                                                                            She received her early educa-
                                                                                                                                                         tion in Poland and came to the
                                                                                                                                                         United States at a young age.
                                                                                                                                                            On Nov. 27, 1932, Mary was mar-
                                                                                                                                                         ried to Mike Doroshenko in Jersey
                                                                                                                                                         City, N.J. They lived in Brooklyn
                                                                                                                                                         and Jersey City before moving to
                                                                                                                                                         Morrisville in 1944. Mr. Doroshenko
                                                                                                                                                         predeceased her on April 15, 1977.
                                                                                                                                                            Mrs. Doroshenko was a “do-
                                                                                                                                                         mestic engineer” who loved cook-
                                                                                                                                                         ing and gardening. She was a com-
                                                                                                                                                         municant of St. Joan of Arc
                                                                                                                                                         Church in Morrisville.
                                                                                                                                                            Surviving are her sons and
                                                                                                                                                         daughters-in-law, John and Dor-
                                                                                                                                                         othy Doroshenko of Morrisville,
                                                                                                                                                         Mike         Doroshenko            of
                                                                                                                                                         Hamiltonand Peter and Eunice
                                                                                                                                                         Doroshenko of Morrisville;
                                                                                                                                                         daughters and son-in-law, Olga
                                                                                                                                                         and Donald Risley of Deansboro
                                                                                                                                                         and Rosemary Doroshenko of
                                                                                                                                                         Morrisville; former daughters-in-
                                                                                                                                                         law, Janice Eaton of Pennsylvania
                                                                                                                                                         and Joyce Dickenson of
                                                                                                                                                         Morrisville; 17 grandchildren; 36
                                                                                                                                                         great-grandchildren; 14 great-
                                                                                                                                                         great-grandchildren and several
                                                                                                                                                         nieces and nephews.
                                                                                                                                                            She was predeceased by a grand-
                                                                                                                                                         son, Donald Risley Jr; a grand-
                                                                                                                                                         daughter, Lisa Doroshenko; a great-
                                                                                                                                                         grandson, Paul Edward Shay; a
                                                                                                                                                         great-granddaughter, Shannon
                                                                                                                                                         Leah Doroshenko and Rosemary’s
                                                                                                                                                         companion, Kenneth Morgan.
                                                                                                                                                            A mass of Christian burial was
                                                                                                                                                         celebrated at St. Joan of Arc Church
                                                                                                                                                         in Morrisville. Burial will be in the
                                                                                                                                                         Morrisville Cemetery in the spring.
                                                                                                                                           EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MARCH 8, 2006/21

Lakers denied sectional B-1 title by Westhill
                                                                                                         SPORTS                                             Girls indoor track

      BY PHIL BLACKWELL                                                                                                                                          Scholar-
    Four decades have passed since
the Cazenovia boys basketball
team could boast of having a Sec-
tion III champion.
    And the wait will continue, as
the Lakers fell one victory short of
that goal at the hands of an oppo-                                                                                                                                The Cazenovia Lakers girls in-
nent that has turned into a nem-                                                                                                                              door track team added one more
esis.                                                                                                                                                         honor to their illustrious season
    Cazenovia had favored Westhill                                                                                                                            as they were recently recognized
in trouble through much of last                                                                                                                               as a scholar-athlete squad by the
Tuesday night’s sectional Class B-                                                                                                                            New York State Public High
1 final at Liverpool High School,                                                                                                                             School Athletic Association.
but a late surge by the Warriors                                                                                                                                  To be considered, at least 12
left the Lakers on the wrong end of                                                                                                                           girls on the squad had to earn
a 44-31 defeat.                                                                                                                                               grade point averages of 90 percent
    Even more so than usual, the                                                                                                                              or higher during the season. Fif-
coaches took the spotlight. Todd                                                                                                                              teen of the 25 girls on the squad
Widrick, Cazenovia’s head man,                                                                                                                                achieved that level to help the Lak-
was once the coach at Westhill,                                                                                                                               ers exceed the state standard. The
where he led the team to a state                                                                                                                              team also achieved an impressive
Class B title in 1997.                                                                                                                                        athletic record of success during
    With the Lakers, Widrick had                                                                                                                              the 2005-2006 season.
been beaten in all five of his previ-                                                                                                                             This squad was the most suc-
ous meetings against his one-                                                                                                                                 cessful in the program’s eight year
time employers, including a                                                                                                                                   history as nine athletes advanced
Westhill victory in last year’s B-1                                                                                                                           all the way to the State Qualifier
playoffs, as the Warriors eventu-                                                                                                                             Meet at SU’s Manley Field House on
ally won the sectional title.                                                                                                                                 Feb. 16. The Lady Lakers amassed
    Widrick hoped that this sixth                                                                                                                             an impressive set of team statistics
meeting would finally turn in                                                                                                                                 during the season, including a third
Cazenovia’s favor - and Laker fans                                                                                                                            place finish in the OHSL and a
came to Liverpool ready, clad in                                                                                                                              fourth place finish in Section III.
more than 100 gold T-shirts in sup-                                                                                                                           The squad earned nine slots among
port of their team.                                                                                                                                           the OHSL’s First Team All League
    Meanwhile, Westhill carried its                                                                                                                           selections and six spots on the Sec-
own motivation. Head coach                                                                                                                                    ond Team and featured the Section
Kevin King’s father had passed                                                                                                                                III Champion 4x200 meter relay.
away over the weekend, and he was                                                                                                                             Most impressive was the fact that
in Vermont attending the funeral.                                                                                                                     PAT ORR
                                                                                                                                                              this group of athletes broke 15
    Assistant coach Larry Behm        FULLY OCCUPIED: Cazenovia guard Aaron Burbidge (3) is challenged by Westhill defenders as he drives to the net in last school records out of the 21 events
took over for this game, and all      Tuesday’s Class B-1 final.                                                                                              for which records are kept.
the Warriors were driven to win                                                                                                                                   The 4x200 meter relay team of
this game for their mourning                                                                                                                                  Katy Vogl, Brittani McKillop, Sa-
leader.                               The upset seemed within reach.                                                                                          rah Wright and Emily Rowles led
    Much like the Lakers’ B-1 semi-      Just at that moment, though,                                                                                         the team in the post season, win-
final win over Marcellus, the game    the Lakers went cold. Keyed by a                                                                                        ning the league and sectional
started with both teams unable to     Colin Haigney jumper with two                                                                                           titles and coming within two
generate much offense - and that’s    Cazenovia players in his face at                                                                                        places and two seconds of a trip to
just what Cazenovia wanted.           the third-quarter buzzer, Westhill                                                                                      the state championship. Their
    Every time it had the ball,       took off on an 18-2 run and was                                                                                         time of 1:52.94 shattered the previ-
Cazenovia was patient and delib-      never threatened again.                                                                                                 ous school record in the event.
erate, running off at least 25 sec-      Ultimately, outside shooting                                                                                         Katy Vogl also set new 300 meter
onds of the 35-second shot clock.     made a difference. Cazenovia did                                                                                        and 400 meter records for the team
When the shots missed, it rushed      not make a 3-pointer all night,                                                                                         this season and contributed to
back on defense to make sure the      missing on all nine attempts, and                                                                                       new 4x400 and Sprint Medley relay
Warriors didn’t generate any fast     overall shot just 32.5 percent from                                                                                     marks. Kara Cannizzaro set new
break.                                the floor. It also made just five of                                                                                    records in the 600, 800, 1000 and
    Thus, while the Lakers trailed    12 free throws, a stark contrast to                                                                                     1500 meter distances and contrib-
17-14 at the half, it was pleased     the great foul shooting that                                                                                            uted to three relays. Dana
with the game’s direction, as it      marked playoff wins over Bishop                                                                                         Pulkinen set a new 3000 meter
had out-rebounded Westhill 18-13      Grimes and Marcellus.                                                                                                   record for the Lakers while
and held the Warriors to five-for-       Westhill had its own troubles                                                                                        Brittani McKillop (long jump)
19 shooting.                          at the foul line, going nine-for-25,                                                                                    and Allyson Kraft (triple jump) set
    Late in the third quarter, back-  but made up for it by sinking                                                                                           field event marks for the team.
to-back baskets by Aaron              seven 3-pointers, four of them on                                                                               PAT ORR Christine Bosco, Kerry Dermody,

Burbidge and Andreau McCallops        that decisive 18-2 spurt.                FACE TO FACE: Cazenovia senior forward Andreau McCallops (22) squares off Emily Rowles, Sarah Wright,
put Cazenovia ahead, 25-22, send-                                              with Westhill’s Dale Ross in last Tuesday’s Class B-1 final. McCallops had 13 Brittani McKillop, Alisha
ing the Laker fans into a frenzy.                ... see B-1 titile on page 23 points as the Lakers fell, 44-31, to the Warriors.                             Tierney and Abby MacIntosh all
                                                                                                                                                              contributed to new relay records
                                                                                                                                                              as well. The team’s depth led to
                                                                                                                                                              unprecedented success in the

 Wheeler competes in state track meet                                                                                                                         highly competitive regular season
                                                                                                                                                              meets where athletes compete
                                                                                                                                                              against all schools of all sizes to
                                                                    BY PHIL BLACKWELL                                                                         score. The Lakers brought home
                                                                                                                                                              trophies for Top-2 finishes among
                                                                                                                                                              Class B/C/D schools in five of
    Cazenovia senior Chris Wheeler joined 25 other competitors as they vied for the highest honor at last Saturday’s state championship                       their six meets.
 meet at Cornell University’s Barton Hall.                                                                                                                        Katy     Vogl     and     Kara
    To keep going, the finalists had to clear 12 feet. Neither Wheeler, nor his Section III teammate, Baldwinsville’s Jason Mills, was able to do             Cannizzaro shared Most Valuable
 so.                                                                                                                                                          Athlete honors at the team’s end
    Irvington’s Casey DiCesare emerged as the champion. He cleared 15 feet 9 inches, holding off Mount Sinai’s Nick David (15 feet 6 inches)                  of season banquet while co-captain
 for the state title.                                                                                                                                         Brittani McKillop earned the
                                                                                                                                                              Coaches’ Award .
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J-Mac trumps G-Mac                                                          THE ORANGE REPORT
    Gerry McNamara played his
last home game in the Carrier                         Phil                              Tourney hopes in doubt
Dome Sunday afternoon, sent off
by more than 33,000 of his closest                    Blackwell                        Two big losses mean SU could end up in the NIT
    With all that he’s done at                           Random                               BY TY DOYLE
Syracuse, McNamara deserved
nothing less than love, especially                       thoughts
                                                                                On a day when Syracuse University bid
from the thousands who trekked                                              farewell to its current hero and honored one
from Scranton, Pa., in buses to                                             from the past, fourth ranked Villanova knocked
see their hometown hero one last      net. Bedlam.                          off the Orange 92-82 in front of the largest crowd
time.                                    If things stopped right there,     in college basketball history at the Carrier
    No matter what he did against     it would be enough of a great         Dome Saturday. The loss, which followed an
Villanova, though, G-Mac could        story. But J-Mac was far from         embarrassing 108-69 thumping at the hands of
not top the events of Feb. 15 at a    done.                                 DePaul, put NCAA Tournament hopes for the
high school about an hour down           Another three-pointer fell.        Orange (19-11 overall, 7-9 Big East) on life
the road, where another senior’s      Then another. And another.            support. Barring two to three wins in this
last regular-season home game         Jason would later say he had          week’s Big East Tournament, the Orange will
rendered most underdog sports         found the zone, and by the fifth 3-   find itself in the NIT.
stories obsolete.                     pointer, everyone was transfixed.         Syracuse did put in a solid offensive perfor-
    Now, pay attention to the            The final seconds ticked down.     mance against the Wildcats. Paced by departing
details, because the story is         Jason only had time enough to         star Gerry McNamara’s 29 points (on seven of 15
likely headed to a multiplex near     try another trey from beyond          shooting, five of 12 on three pointers) the Orange
you in the near future, and no        NBA range. Of course it went in.      shot 47 percent from the floor and put three
scripted drama could match the        Twenty points, in less than three     starters in double figures. McNamara’s backcourt
facts anyway.                         minutes.                              mate, Eric Devendorf, finished with 19 while
    The setting is Greece Athena,        There was just one thing left      forward Terrence Roberts dropped 13. The other
a typical high school in a typical    to do. Students rushed the court      two starters, forward Demetris Nichols and center
suburb where they’re having           and put J-Mac on their shoulders,     Darryl Watkins, finished with eight each. Offen-
their best season since 1992,         the hero of the night, the week,      sively, Syracuse did more than enough to keep up
when a guy named John Wallace         the month - heck, the hero for all    with the hot shooting ‘Cats. The problem was that
(you might have heard of him)         time.                                 the Orange had no answer for ‘Nova on defense.
was leading the show. They just          How cool that something like           Villanova, much like DePaul, scorched the
won the Section V Class AA title.     this could happen in Upstate          Orange from behind the three-point arc. Allan
    Athena met Spencerport on         New York. How fantastic that          Ray led the way for the Wildcats, who are vying
that Feb. 15 in question, on          ESPN, CNN, Paul Harvey, and           for a top seed in the Big Dance. Ray finished
Senior Night, and coach Jim           scores of other media establish-      with 28 points, which included an incredible six
Johnson had a chance to do            ments have picked up the story.       of ten shooting performance on three balls, and
something wonderful.                     CBS ran the story on its           he might have wound up with more if he hadn’t
    All through the season, a         evening news one night, got an        picked up his fourth personal foul with 11:44
senior named Jason McElwain           overwhelming viewer response -        remaining. Nineteen of Ray’s points were scored
had served as Athena’s team           then ran that exact same piece        in the first half, where Villanova built a 45-37
manager, gladly doing every           again a night later, something it     lead at the break. The Wildcats also put together
menial chore - setting up things      had never done before. It almost      a balanced attack. Guards Randy Foye (21), Kyle
before practice, handing out          made you tolerate all those           Lowry (17) and Mike Nardi (12) all finished in
towels and water, etc.                medicine commercials.                 double figures. As a team, the Wildcats shot 13 of
    He was an integral part of the       For all the talk about how         31 (42 percent) from three-point range.
team, popular with players and        society - politics, entertainment,        “I’m disappointed that at this stage of the
students alike - even though he       sports, business, other aspects -     year, we couldn’t be a better defensive team,”
was autistic.                         has degenerated into a dense and      Orange head coach Jim Boeheim said.
    When the team went on the         coarse shouting match to see just         McNamara gave an outstanding effort in his
road, some opposing fans had the      how negative we can all be, along     last regular season game under the bubble. The
gall to make fun of Jason because     comes Jason McElwain, and our         huge crowd was loaded with people from
of his autism - yet another sign      faith in humanity is restored.        McNamara’s hometown of Scranton, Pa. and
of how someone with special              Even if those from other           when Josh Wright replaced him with 46 seconds
needs can feel ostracized even if     schools teased and degraded him,      left on the clock, he left the hardwood to a much
they’re striving to go beyond         Jason was elevated by his peers       deserved standing ovation. Nothing, not a loss
their limitations.                    at Greece Athena long before he       to ‘Nova on Senior Day or the looming specter of
    All the while, J-Mac (his         took to the court on Feb. 15. He      the NIT, can diminish what McNamara brought
favorite player is McNamara)          was embraced for his spirit,          to thousands of Salt City hoops fanatics. He was
hoped that he could get to put on     passion for the game and devo-        instrumental in the Orange title run (scoring 18
the uniform, at least once. For       tion to the team, not shunned         first half points as the Orange built a big lead in
Senior Night against                  simply because he was different       the title game against Kansas) and had ice water
Spencerport, Johnson obliged.         from others.                          running through his veins (hitting countless                                                CHUCK WAINWRIGHT
    Greece Athena’s boisterous           I hope that, if and when           big shots and almost every important free throw
                                                                                                                                  Gerry McNamara gets appreciative applause in his final
students were pumped about            Jason’s incredible story gets told    in his career). After the game, he said that he       home game at Syracuse..
this. A parent had Jason’s photo      by Hollywood, an emphasis is          hoped that Scranton hoops fans will continue to       today’s game against Cincinnati in the first
printed up then attached to paint     placed on that tolerance and          follow the Orange and said that he would              round of the Big East Tournament. Following
sticks for the students to display    acceptance shown by teenagers.        continue to.                                          the game, Boeheim compared his squad’s
if he got the chance to take the         High school life isn’t easy.           “Most people will remember him for his            current situation to that of the West Virginia
court.                                From peer pressure to the             heart, which he showed today,” Boeheim said.          Mountaineers as they entered last season’s
    With 4:02 to play and Athena      inevitable formation of social            However, after all the hoopla surrounding         Garden Party. The Mountaineers came into the
well on its way to victory, they      cliques, kids can be cut off from     McNamara’s farewell and the halftime jersey           Tournament on the bubble and won their way
got their wish. Johnson pointed       one another and, in the process,      retirement ceremony of former ‘Cuse superstar         into the title game (where they lost to the
to Jason, and he was so excited       get traumatized or stigmatized        forward Derrick Coleman, the fact remained            Orange). They used that momentum to make a
that he ran right in without          in a way that persists for a long     that the Orange is most definitely on the wrong       run to the Elite Eight of the NCAAs.
going to the scorer’s table.          time afterward.                       side of the fence with the selection committee.          “We have an opportunity to go to New York,”
    Once that was corrected, the         As such, it’s rare to find a       Syracuse is on a three game slide entering            said Boeheim. “And now it’s do or die.”
students held up their makeshift      person, or a story, or a cause,
signs. Johnson saw them, and he       that unifies those disparate

                                                                            Lacrosse clinic coming to Drivers Village
had to sit down to keep everyone      elements and can inspire observ-
from seeing the tears.                ers of all ages.
    Meanwhile, the whole Athena          Jason’s night of shooting
gym was in a frenzy, wanting to       magic fits that profile. Around          The Upstate New York chapter of U.S. Lacrosse         Speakers include:
see Jason make a basket. He tried     Rochester, they’ll tell of J-Mac’s    is presenting a youth clinic for boys’ and girls’        John Sardella - Local youth lacrosse leader
a three-pointer. Air ball. He tried   six three-pointers long after the     coaches.                                                 Jack Emmer - All time winning collegiate la-
a close-in shot, but missed that      cheers fade and young men grow           It will take place Sunday, March 12 from 2 to      crosse coach
one, too.                             old. The best tales have a way of     5:15 p.m. at Drivers Village in Cicero. Registra-        Kevin Sheehan - Youth lacrosse expert
    Then came the third try,          being timeless - and instructive,     tion is from 12 noon to 2 p.m., with a stick-making      Jeff Tambroni - Cornell head men’s lacrosse
another three-pointer. It found       too.                                  demonstration by Alf Jacques. U.S. Lacrosse           coach
                                                                            members pay a $20 fee, all others $25.                   Meg Stevens - Buffalo State head women’s la-
                  e-mail us!                                                   This is an informational, educational event
                                                                            with a chance for coaches to interact with other
                                                                                                                                  crosse coach
                                                                                                                                     Register online after March 1 at
                                                                            coaches, plus major manufacturers.          
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                                                                         B-1 title from Page 21 MSC advances nine
                                                                            McCallops, with 13 points, was the lone
                                                                         Laker in double figures. Peter Lokai, de-
                                                                         spite some foul trouble, had five points
                                                                         and a team-high seven rebounds, while
                                                                                                                       to swimming, diving
                                                                         Burbidge and Tom Eschen each had four
                                                                            Westhill was led by Matt Brody, who
                                                                         had 12 points. Dale Ross got nine points,        The Morrisville State College men’s and women’s swimming
                                                                         with Jim Ross and Jake Ristoff each earn-     and diving teams advanced nine individuals to the National Jun-
                                                                         ing six points.                               ior College Athletic Association National Championships to be
                                                                            Despite the defeat, and Cazenovia’s        held March 3 through 5 at Palo Alto Community College in Texas.
                                                                         continued frustration at Westhill’s ex-          Emily Olson (Massena), Rachel Erkan (Oswego), Sheila
                                                                         pense, the team’s 15-8 season could be        Levchak (Kearny, NJ), Emily Cottone (Torrington, CT), Diana
                                                                         termed as nothing other than a smash-         Sweatt (Elizabethtown) and Ashley Mancini (Marcy) will repre-
                                                                         ing success.                                  sent the women’s team in both distance and sprint events. Last
                                                                            Armed with just two seniors on its         season the women had eight named to the NJCAA all-American
                                                                         roster, the Lakers led the OHSL Liberty       teams.
                                                                         division race for a time, twice beat league      On the men’s side, MSC will be represented by David Lucas
                                                                         co-champion Marcellus, then went on the       (Northport), David Ressler (Stottville) and Brian Petrella
                                                                         road for all of its post-season games, go-    (Cortland) who will look to be top competitors in individual
                                                                         ing 2-1 along the way.                        events.
                                                                            McCallops and Jon Rainbow now de-
                                                                         part, but Cazenovia will be tough in 2006-
                                                                         07 if everyone else comes back. From
                                                                         Eschen at point guard to backcourt mates
                                                                         Burbidge, Chris Nourse and Trent
                                                               PAT ORR   Widrick, to forwards Lokai and Ben
TRY FOR THE SWIPE: Cazenovia sophomore forward Ben Dewan (24)            Dewan, the Lakers will once again have a
goes for a steal as Westhill’s Jim Ross (4) possesses the ball in last   chance to put an end to 40-plus years with-
Tuesday’s Class B-1 final.                                               out a sectional title.

                 Subscribe                Cazenovia volleyball team gets
       to the Republican/Tribune today!
               Call 434-8889.             New York State regionals win
                                              The volleyball team had a suc-
                                          cessful trip to SUNY Plattsburgh
                                          this past weekend and walked
                                          away with the school’s first ever
                                          volleyball regional title!
                                              Pool play started with caz fac-
                                          ing the section seven champion,
                                          Beekmantown. They were shell
                                          shocked with the speed and power
                                          of the caz offense, beating them in
                                          three straight, 25-9, 25-16, 25-13.
                                              Mandi Britton led the way with
                                          17 kills, receiving great sets from
                                          Chelsea Winkert, and Andrea
                                          Cordes, as well as quite a few over
                                          passes from the other team.
                                          Chelsea had six kills, five aces,
                                          and 14 assists, while Andrea added
                                          three kills, four aces, and 11 as-
                                          sists. Anne Redmond played her
                                          part in earning three kills and
                                          four aces as well.
                                                                                   ALL THE WAY: Cazenovia’s girls volleyball team and the coaching staff with the
                                              The highlight of the first           Class B regional championship trophy, earned in a tournament Feb. 25 at SUNY-
                                          match had to be the match ending         Plattsburgh.
                                          ace by Cazenovia’s Brittany Fur-         the Lakers. Britton had 13 kills,         Chelsea Winkert had 10 assists,
                                          long. Brittany tore her ACL on the       and four aces, while Winkert had          eight kills, two aces, and two
                                          third day of practice back in No-        five kills and 14 assists. Andrea         blocks, while Mandi Britton added
                                          vember, and had not played the           Cordes earned five kills and five         12 kills, and three blocks. It was
                                          entire year. Coach Ellithorpe            assists, and Lindy Andrews                also a strong game for Brittany
                                          talked Brittany and her father           played well and had six of her own        Perkins who had five kills and two
                                          into letting her just serve. Her         kills.                                    blocks to help pace the Lakers.
                                          serve went over for an ace, and             Cazenovia was on their way to             Not to be over looked, was the
                                          ended the match.                         the finals for a rematch with             great defensive play, all day, by
                                              Next up for the Lakers was           Beekmantown.                              Mackenzie Moore, as she dove all
                                          Sidney. Section four champion,              Unfortunately, for them, the           over to save balls from hitting the
                                          and still undefeated going into the      outcome was not to change, as             floor, and also great serving. It
                                          regional tournament. They                Cazenovia swept past them with            was a total team effort with every
                                          proved to be no match for the lady       scores of 25-13, 25-11, and, 25-17. An-   member of them team playing in
                                          Laker’s as they shut them out            drea Cordes led the way with a            at least one game, and all of them
                                          with scores of 25-13, 25-13, and 25-6.   complete game of 12 assists, six          received at least one stat on the
                                          It was the same old, same old for        aces, four kills, and one block.          day.

                                          Stampede shuts out Whitestone
                                             On Sunday Feb. 26, Center             with a 0-0 tie still in existence.        Stampede defensemen Patrick
                                          State hosted Whitestown, a team          The dam burst for Whitestown in           Spellicy and Cameron Braathen
                                          they had defeated 4-3 earlier in         the third period, as the Center           putting some Whitestown play-
                                          the year. The first period was a         State onslaught finally resulted          ers on their back sides as they
                                          virtual deadlock as the teams            in 3 goals. Forwards Colby Grif-          kept the puck bottled up in their
                                          played pretty even hockey. With          fin, Nathan Durant, and Jack              offensive zone. Proof of the offen-
                                          the shots at six a piece nearing         Buell played aggressive hockey            sive dominance was once again,
                                          the end of the first period, Brandy      for the Stampede. Buell’s push up         shots on goal, 29 to 14 in favor of
                                          Streeter took a shot just 10 feet        ice helped get Streeter the puck.         Center State. Mario Benedetti,
                                          past the blueline. The shot some-        She drove to the net, scoring the         the Center State Squirt goalie,
                                          how eluded the Whitestown                first Stampede goal, assisted by          played very well and recorded yet
                                          goalie, and skidded underneath           Buell. Ricky Runyon tallied the           another shut-out as Center State
                                          his pads across the goal line, as        second after breaking in alone on         ended the weekend on a very posi-
                                          the first period buzzer sounded. A       the Whitestown goalie. Streeter           tive note, defeating Whitestown
                                          discussion by the referees led to a      assisted on the second goal. The          by a score of 3-0.
                                          no goal decision, and left the           third goal was a hustle goal. The            The Center State Stampede
                                          teams tied at 0-0 after one.             defense pushed the puck up to the         SSB’s have ended their regular
                                             The second period started out         forwards. Runyon carried the              season with a record of 19-9-5.
                                          much like the first. However, the        puck into the slot, fired a shot          They are now anxiously waiting
                                          Stampede picked up their punch           which was stopped. The                    for the tournament pairings to be
                                          and scoring chances for Center           Whitestown “D” took out Runyon            announced for the JAM. The team
                                          State started piling up. Still, the      after his shot, but Buell came in         goes into JAM tournament ac-
                                          Whitestown goalie was up to the          hard to poke the rebound into the         tion the weekend of March 10-
                                          task, and the second period ended        net. The game wound down with             12th.

                                                     Colgate softball                                                          Lewis recognized

                                                     beats Bucknell                                                            by NEAC
                                                                                                                                  At the conclusion of the
                                                                                                                               post season, the North East-
                                                                                                                               ern Athletic Conference re-
                                             The Colgate softball team             drilled back-to-back singles, and
                                                                                                                               leased its list of all-confer-
                                          wrapped up action in the Colonial        Scott drove both runners home
                                          Classic Sunday morning with a 4-         with a double.
                                                                                                                                  players for the 2005-2006
                                          3 win over Bucknell at George              The Raiders scored their final
                                                                                                                               season on Saturday Feb. 25
                                          Washington University. The               run in the sixth inning on a RBI
                                                                                                                               after crowning the confer-
                                          Raiders finished with a 2-1 record.      single by Olmstead, before
                                                                                                                               ence champions.
                                             In the final game, the Raiders        Bucknell scored its first run in
                                                                                                                                  The Cazenovia College
                                          broke on top with a run in the           the bottom half of the inning. The
                                                                                                                               Wildcats were represented by
                                          second inning. Sophomore                 Bison came back with a pair of
                                                                                                                               Ashley       Lewis       (’07,
                                          Whitney Scott (Beaverton, OR)            runs in the seventh inning, and
                                                                                                                               Whitesboro / Whitesboro
                                          walked, and pinch runner Calla           had runners on second and third
                                                                                                                               HS). Lewis, who led the Wild-
                                          Yee (Salinas, CA) was sacrificed         when the final out was recorded.
                                                                                                                               cats in points this season,
                                          to second, and came home on                Senior Kate Howard (1-1) went
                                                                                                                               was selected to the NEAC sec-
                                          freshman Tiana Tyeskey’s (Gran-          the distance for the Raiders for
                                          ite Bay, CA) double.                     her first win of the season.
                                                                                                                                  The Cazenovia men’s
                                             Colgate increased its lead to 3-0     Olmstead was 2-for-3, while
                                                                                                                               squad did not receive an all-
                                          in the fifth inning when Kim             Hannah was 2-for-4, and
                                                                                                                               conference award.
                                          Olmstead (Spring Hill, FL) and           LaPorscha Albert (Lewisville, TX)
                                          Kortney Hannah (Vacaville, CA)           was 2-for-4.
  ï Canastota Bee-Journal ï Cazenovia Republican ï Chittenango-Bridgeport Times ï Hamilton-Morrisville Tribune ï Oneida Press

                                       MADISON SCENE                 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2006

                                                                                                                     Free tax preparation
Gala birthday party                                                                                                     Madison County residents who earned less than $37,263 this year,
                                                                                                                     may qualify to have tax preparation done free of charge. Trained
                                                                                                                     community volunteers can help with special credits, such as Earned
                                                                                                                     Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Credit for the Elderly.
Madison County                                                                                                          Electronic filing sees refunds in two weeks.
plans birthday                                                                                                          Daytime and evening appoints are available Tuesday through Sat-
                                                                                                                     urday through April 15 at three locations: the CAP office in Morrisville,
celebration                                                                                                          the Department of Social Services in Wampsville, or at the Hamilton
                                                                                                                     Public Library in Hamilton.
March 21                                                                                                                To make an appointment, call 684-7862, extension 10 or (866) 684-7862
   Madison County will be 200                                                                                        between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
years old Tuesday, March 21. Ev-                                                                                        Senior citizens, age 60 and older, are eligible for free tax return
eryone in Madison County is in-                                                                                      preparation regardless of income. Call RSVP at 684-3001, extension 103
vited to attend the birthday party                                                                                   for an appointment.
being held in the lobby of the

                                                                                                                     Eagle to publish keepsake
County Office Building in
Wampsville March 21. The festivi-
ties begin at 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                        Madison County Tourism has commissioned Eagle Newspapers to pro-
   Canastota High School choirs
                                                                                                                     duce a special Bicentennial Commemorative edition that will be inserted
will perform a number of well-
                                                                                                                     and distributed March 22 in Madison County editions of Eagle Newspapers,
known patriotic songs, as well as
                                                                                                                     the Mid-York Weekly and the Post-Standard’s Madison County delivery.
a song written specifically for
                                                                                                                        This supplement will focus on special events planned for Madison
Madison County’s Bicentennial
                                                                                                                     County’s yearlong Bicentennial Celebration and on the county’s long
by Paul Mockovak of Morrisville.
                                                                                                                     and rich history. There will be a calendar of events, important histori-
Mockovak wrote the music and
                                                                                                                     cal information and much more.
lyrics. Dianne Adams McDowell
                                                                                                                        The bicentennial keepsake edition will be available throughout
wrote the harmonization, descant
                                                                                                                     2006 at all bicentennial events and high traffic locations.
and additional lyrics.
                                                                                                                        For a first glimpse of this commemorative piece, plan on attending
   Some special guests from Madi-
                                                                                                                     Madison County’s Bicentennial Birthday Party at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday,
son County’s past will be in atten-
                                                                                                                     March 21 in the lobby of the county office building in Wampsville.
dance: Sheriff William F. Bonnie,
                                                                                                                     There will be a bicentennial keepsake edition for all who attend.
of the Civil War era, will be keep-
ing an eye on the crowd; Cornelia
and Rhoda Loomis of the infa-
mous Loomis Gang will be among
                                      Gwen Lacell, a bicentennial commissioner and employee of the County Planning
                                      Department prepared balloons for the upcoming bicentennial celebration.        Local blood drives scheduled
those attending. (Keep a close eye                                                                                      The Madison-Oneida Chapter of the Ameican Red Cross will hold
on your horse). President James       them to Gwen Lacell, P.O. Box 606,     centennial Commission will re-          the following blood drives.
Madison will also be an honored       Wampsville, N.Y. 13163. Send a         lease its new publication, “The            March 9: From 1 to 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 27
birthday guest.                       separate sheet of paper with the       Churches of Madison County,             Albany St., Cazenovia.
   Sweet Melissa’s Catering &         names of those appearing in the        2006,” at the birthday celebration.        March 9: From 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the CAC Center, 139 East
Baking of Oneida will cater the       pictures. Also include the date,       Featuring articles and photo-           Hamilton Ave., Sherrill.*
party, providing finger foods, cof-   name and location of the event fea-    graphs submitted by 87 active con-         March 14: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cazenovia High School, 13 Emory
fee and punch and a bicentennial      tured in photographs.                  gregations, this booklet gives a        Ave., Cazenovia.*
birthday cake.                        Calling all volunteers for a           spiritual history of Madison               March 15: From 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the First Babptist Church,
Scrapbook on exhibit                  group photograph                       County from pioneer days to the         27 Broad St., Cazenovia.
   The Bicentennial Scrapbook,           The bicentennial commission         present. Booklets will be available        March 16: From 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 1297, 1
that is being compiled and de-        is asking that anyone who has al-      for $8. Pre-ordered copies may be       Legion Drive, Chittenango.
signed by Gwen Lacell of the Madi-    ready signed up as a bicentennial      picked up on this date.                    March 17: From 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Seminary
son County Planning Department        volunteer or anyone who has plans         The Bicentennial Kick-off Dec.       Street, DeRuyter.
will be on display. When the scrap-   to volunteer during the upcoming       31 in Oneida was deemed a suc-             March 25: From 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Kallet Civic Center, 159
book is completed it will chronicle   year attend the birthday party         cess, and it is the hope of the Bi-     Main St., Oneida.
Madison County’s yearlong Bicen-      March 21. Sharon Driscoll, public      centennial Commission that the             March 30: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chittenango High School, 150
tennial celebration from begin-       information officer for Madison        momentum continues to build as          Genesee St., Chittenango.*
ning to end.                          County would like to take a group      the bicentennial year continues.           March 31: From 1 to 6 p.m. at the Morrisville Community Church,
   For those who attend one of the    photograph that will be included       Each event planned for the bicen-       241 Cedar St., Morrisville.
many bicentennial events that         in the Bicentennial Scrapbook          tennial is special, a yearlong cel-        April 5: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oneida High School, 560 Seneca
will be taking place throughout       and published in the local newspa-     ebration that planners hope will        St., Oneida.
the county during 2006 and want       pers.                                  live in the hearts and minds of all        *Indicates Double Red Cell machines available.
their photos of that event to be      Church book released                   for years to come.                         To schedule an appointment, call (800) 448-3543 or (800) GIVELIFE or
considered for inclusion in the          The Family Life and Education                                     
Bicentennial Scrapbook, send          team of the Madison County Bi-

The killers in our cupboards
                                    youth reach the eighth grade, one        Immediate death can result from            March 19 to 25 marks the 14th      at 1-866-4HELP44, or visit
                                    in five of them will have misused        just a single inhalant use when         annual National Inhalants and
   They are under our sinks and one or more of these products by             the substance interferes with           Poisons Awareness Week. For              Susan L. Jenkins is the executive direc-
in our garage. Legal, readily       intentionally breathing the gas          breathing or produces an irregu-        more information about inhal-         tor of BRiDGES, Council on Alcoholism
available products we need in our or vapors to get high? Did you             lar heartbeat.                          ants and the symptoms of abuse,       and Substance Abuse, located in
homes, offices, schools and cars    know that these national statis-             What are some physical signs        call BRiDGES at 697-3947, toll free   Canastota.
can become lethal in the hands of tics match what we are hearing             of inhalant abuse? Hand tremors;
a young person intent on getting from youth right here in Madi-              drunk, dazed or dizzy appear-
high. Gasoline, spray paint, nail son County and that inhalant
polish, cleaning solvents, felt tip use is on the rise? This is
                                                                             ance; red or runny eyes or noses;
                                                                             unusual breath odor; excessive          QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?
markers, aerosols and other         frightening.                             sweating; spots or sores around
products are inexpensive to            Chronic users of inhalants            the mouth; paint or stains on
obtain, easy to hide, and very      can suffer severe and permanent          hands or clothing; chronic
                                                                                                                        Have a comment, question or suggestion?
accessible to young people. The     brain damage. The inhaled                headaches; anxiety, excitability,           Call 697-7142 or fax it to 697-6283.
same products we took care to       vapors dissolve or melt the fatty        irritability; nausea; and loss of
keep from their hands when they brain tissue. Other risks from               appetite. Some of these can be                        Items can also be
were toddlers are now being         inhalants are bone marrow                symptoms of other medical
inhaled or “huffed” in the          damage, vision impairment, loss          problems, so it is important to               e-mailed to
privacy of their rooms or garage. of consciousness and irreversible          get as much information as
   Did you know that by the time damage to the liver and kidneys.            possible to intervene.
                                          MADISON CALENDAR
                         This week                                        CELEBRATE 2006!
Blood drives scheduled
   The Madison-Oneida Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold
                                                                          STOP-DWI program 25 years old
blood drives at the following locations:                                     In 1973, the family of New          coverage as well as those with         into a station wagon carrying
   March 9: From 1 to 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 27         York State Senator William T.          their own police units.                nine people while he was driving
Albany St., Cazenovia.                                                    Smith II was devastated when              In November 1985, Maureen Fox       the wrong way in the eastbound
   March 9: From 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the CAC Center, 139 East      his daughter, Judith, was hit and      succeeded Jerome as STOP-DWI           lane of the New York State Thru-
Hamilton Ave., Sherrill.*                                                 killed by a drunk driver. Smith        coordinator. She employed the          way in the county. Four of the
   March 14: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cazenovia High School, 13 Emory     then dedicated himself to pre-         governor’s program, “Athletes          car’s passengers died. Moxley,
Ave., Cazenovia.*                                                         venting future tragedies. His          Against Drunken Driving.” Jim          from Delaware County, had been
   March 15: From 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the First Babptist Church,   hard work paid off in 1981 when        DeShaies, a star pitcher for the       convicted three times of driving
27 Broad St., Cazenovia.                                                  the New York State Legislature         Houston Astros, spoke at area          while ability-impaired. In Decem-
   *Indicates Double Red Cell machines available.                         developed a bold experiment            high schools, as did other athletes.   ber 1993, he pleaded guilty to one
   To schedule an appointment, call (800) 448-3543.                       called “The Special Traffic               In 1986 Sheriff Ryan named          count of manslaughter in the sec-
Safe driving courses offered                                              Option Program for D.W.I.,” or         Deputy Karl Taylor to man the          ond-degree. He was sentenced to
  AARP sponsored driver safety programs are open to motorists 50          STOP-DWI. The program empha-           full-time STOP-DWI patrol. Dur-        four to 12 years in state prison.
years old and older who live in Madison County The course costs $10       sized arresting those impaired         ing his 20-year career as a deputy        In 1997, statistics indicated
and motorists may receive discounts on automobile insurance. Pre-         by drugs and alcohol; assigning        and then as the STOP-DWI patrol,       that Madison County was a rela-
registration is required. Courses will be held:                           severe punishment for those            he amassed more than 950 D.W.I.        tively dangerous place to drive.
  March 20 and 21: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oneida Public Library.   convicted; and publicizing the         arrests.                               While ranked 31st in terms of
Harold Mellen at 363-8357.                                                arrest and prosecution efforts.           During 1987, Fox organized the      population, it was tied for 20th in
  March 21 and 22: From 1 to 5 p.m. at the Sullivan Parks & Recreation    The program allowed the return         first S.A.D.D. Leadership Confer-      motor vehicle fatalities. Of the 119
Department. Joe Gardner at 687-3471.                                      of D.W.I. fines to counties that       ence at the Colgate Inn in             people killed between 1987 and
  April 22: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Madison Lane Apartments in       established STOP-DWI pro-              Hamilton. This conference in-          1995, 74 were not wearing
Hamilton. Bob Bond at 824-3322.                                           grams. Legislation also ended the      cluded schools throughout the          seatbelts. As a representative of
Healthy home expo planned                                                 practice of reducing D.W.I.            county and continues today.            the Madison County Traffic
  From 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday March 9 at the Kallet Civic Center,           violations to non-alcohol-related         Former State Trooper Douglas        Safety Advisory Board, Lippert
downtown Oneida, Madison County will hold a Healthy Home expo.            violations, and led to the imme-       Lippert became coordinator in          won grants that funded new ra-
Free admission. For more information, call the Madison County De-         diate suspension of a person’s         February 1988. He felt deterrence      dars, a radar trailer, and counters
partment of Health at 366-2526.                                           driving license upon conviction        was the best way to fight D.W.I.       for measuring problem traffic ar-
                                                                          for D.W.I.                             Working with BRiDGES, the              eas. That meant additional money
                                                                             Then District Attorney Neal         Madison County Council on Alco-        for increasing D.W.I. patrols.
                        Upcoming                                          Rose and Sheriff Robert Ryan           holism and Substance Abuse pro-           Through a 1999 grant from the
                                                                          originally coordinated the STOP-       duced a variety of programs dur-       state Department of Criminal Jus-
Pap smear clinic offered                                                  DWI Program in Madison                 ing the 1990s. These programs in-      tice Services, the county became
   From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16, the Madison County Department       County. Louise Jerome, a former        cluded elementary school events,       one of the first to add infrared
of Health will offer a pap smear clinic at the Maternal Child Health      educator, became the program’s         as statistics indicated young          breath-testing equipment, an im-
Center, 1064 Northside Shopping Center, Oneida. $20 lab fee. No walk-     first director of information and      people were starting to drink and      provement over Breathalyzer ma-
ins. 366-2361.                                                            education.                             use drugs at earlier ages.             chines.
Canal caper premiers                                                         On April 21, 1984, three teenag-       In 1990, Donald Barrett, the vic-      On Nov. 11, 2000, tragedy struck
    At 11 a.m. March 18 at Madison Hall on Morrisville State College,     ers died in an alcohol-related         tims’ coordinator for Onondaga         the campus of Colgate University
the Empire Opera Theater will present “The Great Caper.” Sponsored        crash in the hamlet of Clockville      County, proposed that Madison          in Hamilton. Four young people
by the Madison County Bicentennial Commission, the one-act opera          when their car struck a tree on        County introduce victims’ panels.      died and three were injured when
is set on the Chenango Canal in the 19th century. Free. 366-2453.         Oxbow Road.                            Barrett, who had lost a college-       Robert Koester, a drunken 20-year-
County celebrates birthday                                                   Rose said at the time, “It is un-   aged son in a 1984 D.W.I. crash in     old Colgate student, struck a large
  At 11:30 a.m. March 21 at the Madison County Office Building,           fortunate that it would take a trag-   Monroe County, was among the           oak tree on an entrance drive to
Wampsville, an official Madison County birthday celebration will be       edy like this to begin a real upris-   first to present as part of a panel.   the campus.
held. Open to the public. Free. 366-2453.                                 ing in Madison County.” Jerome         People convicted of D.W.I. were or-       In December 2001, Koester was
Make your own bluebird box                                                and Rose established a Madison         dered to attend these panels as        sentenced to one-and-a-third to
  From 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 25 at the Great Swamp Conservancy in          County STOP-DWI Citizens’              part of their court dispositions.      four years in state prison for four
Canastota, John Rogers, bluebird specialist, will present a slide show    Taskforce and publicized it            The panels were introduced to          counts of vehicular manslaughter
on bluebirds followed by a build your own bluebird box program. Pre-      throughout Madison County.             high-school audiences and at the       in the second degree.
registration required. $8. 697-2950.                                         Carl Olsen, a student and           Madison County Jail.                      Denis Foley, administrator of
Free tax prep to qualified residents                                      founder of the first Students             Beginning in 1989, a yearly         the Albany County STOP-DWI
   Through April 15, county residents may be eligible for free income     Against Drunk Driving (S.A.D.D.)       STOP-DWI Enforcement Recogni-          Program, gathered a collection of
tax preparation. Time by appointment only. Locations in Morrisville,      chapter in Wayland, Mass., came        tion Luncheon has included guest       newspaper articles and other
Wampsville and Hamilton. 684-7862 or (866) 684-7862. Senior citizens 60   to speak at many local high            speakers who give plaques to the       items connected with the Colgate
years old an older are eligible for free tax return preparation regard-   schools.                               top three D.W.I. producers in each     crash, creating an emotionally
less of income through RSVP. 684-3001, extension 103.                        The STOP-DWI Program be-            police department in the county.       moving depiction of the entire
                                                                          came a county department Sept.            In 1990, new District Attorney      tragedy. Supported by the state
                                                                          13, 1984. Jerome became coordina-      Donald Cerio introduced a re-          Governor’s Traffic Safety Com-
                          Ongoing                                         tor of the program and quickly es-     quirement that anyone arrested         mittee and the state STOP-DWI
                                                                          tablished S.A.D.D. chapters in         for D.W.I. must submit to an alco-     Coordinators’ Association, this
County church book available                                              county schools and actively pro-       hol evaluation. If the evaluation      “Friends” exhibit continues to
   County residents can reserve a copy of “The Churches of Madison        moted the program in the media.        found that further treatment was       travel the state.
County, 2006” by calling Sarah Davies at 366-2453, extension 453 or       Officials established a countywide     recommended, it became a re-               This article is one in a series submitted
through email at or by writing Sarah        STOP-DWI Patrol with a full-time       quirement as part of sentencing.       to celebrate Madison County’s bicenten-
Davies, Madison County Historian, County Office Building 4, Box 606,      deputy sheriff, so that areas with-       In July 1993 Robert Moxley, 39,     nial.
Wampsville, N.Y. 13161.                                                   out local police would see more        crashed his pickup truck head-on
OFA answers Medicare drug questions

                                                                          Another record year for visitors
  The Madison County Office for the Aging is available to answer
Medicare prescription drug coverage questions. Individual counsel-
ing available. 697-5700.
RAPP meets monthly
  From 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the         Madison County Tourism sees increase in visitor spending
Madison County Office for the Aging in Canastota, the Relatives as
                                                                             Madison County Tourism, Inc.        indicators. To see an increase over    on shopping and $3.5 million on
Parents Program will be held. Anna Marie at 697-5700.
                                                                          announced today that total visi-       2004’s huge year is gratifying and     entertainment in the county ac-
Caregiver support group meets monthly
                                                                          tor spending for 2005 set another      further proof that the mid year        cording to a formula by tourism
   From 1 to 3 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Oneida
                                                                          record thanks to a very strong         increase in the occupancy tax has      consultant DK Shifflet, which
Healthcare/Extended Care Facility, 232 Genesee St., Oneida, the Madi-
                                                                          fourth quarter. Visitors to Madi-      not negatively affected tourism        uses taxable hotel sales to esti-
son County Office for the Aging will offer a support group for
                                                                          son County spent approximately         spending in the county.”               mate visitor spending patterns.
caregivers. Share ideas and learn new information about Alzheimer’s
                                                                          $30.8 million dollars in the county,      Spending by visitors contrib-          Walter said some of the in-
disease and other topics of interest. Kathy Cross at 697-5738.
                                                                          which is a slight increase over the    uted $1.23 million in sales tax rev-   crease can be credited to the brand
Food pantry distributes monthly
                                                                          $30.7 million spent in 2004. These     enue to the county.                    new Wendt University Inn in
   From 10 a.m. to noon on the last Saturday of the month, the Compas-
                                                                          totals are based on official taxable      “The revenue generated by visi-     Hamilton. He said the 58-room
sion Connection food pantry will distribute free food. The pantry is
                                                                          hotel room sales of $5.23 million      tors to this county is money that      property allowed more rooms to
located at Believers’ Chapel, Route 5, between Canastota and
                                                                          dollars.                               the county tax payer does not have     be sold in county during the
                                                                             Madison County Tourism, Inc.        to come up with,” Walter said.         Bouckville antique show and
Snowmobile club meets monthly
                                                                          executive director Jim Walter was      “Over $1 million in sales tax rev-     Colgate’s popular homecoming
   At 7:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month (except July), the
                                                                          pleased with the results.              enue from visitors is a significant    and parents’ weekends.
Snow Valley Riders Snowmobile Club will meet at Beau James, Route
                                                                             “2005 was a challenging year,”      number.”                                  “This is revenue that in the
13 in New Woodstock. Elwin Goff. 655-3267.
                                                                          Walter said. “There is more hotel         2005 was the second straight        past would have gone to Norwich
Tractor club meets monthly
                                                                          inventory at the casino in Oneida      year over $1 million dollars in        or Verona. Now with this new
   The Central New York Tractor Club will hold its monthly meeting
                                                                          County, gas prices went through        sales tax revenue has been gener-      property, we can capture more
at 7 p.m. at the Canastota American Legion on the first Wednesday of
                                                                          the roof and there is an overall       ated by visitors to the county.        overnight travelers in Madison
each month. Dues will be $15 a year. John Becker, 687-0075 or Terry
                                                                          perception that the economy is            Visitors spent more than $6.5       County,” Walter said.
Peiterek at 697-9896.
                                                                          weak despite the strong economic       million on food, almost $5 million

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