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Pictured are Capital Region priests accused of sexual abuse in civil suits filed in Albany County.

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Member of drug ring sentenced William “Whoody” Morrison gets 10 years in prison for role in crack distribution ring PAGE A3


A day to visit Cornwallville The Second Annual Cornwallville Day will be held Aug. 24, building on last year’s success PAGE A7

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Woman held by ICE released

ALBANY — A former Cairo priest who served there for three decades was named in one of hundreds of lawsuits filed against alleged abusers and their institutions after enactment of the state’s Child Victims Act on Wednesday. Father Sean McMahon, 82, a Roman Catholic priest at Sacred Heart Church, 35 Church St., Cairo, was named as a defendant in a lawsuit against his employer, the Catholic Diocese of Albany. The suit alleges McMahon abused a teenager in his parish in the 1980s. The civil suit was among 427 claims filed across the state Wednesday, the first day of the Child Victims Act, a law that lifts the statute of limitations for a one-year period to allow alleged victims to file lawsuits against alleged abusers and institutions like the Roman Catholic Church that may have failed to remove abusive priests. In 1984, McMahon engaged in unpermitted sexual contact with the alleged victim who was 16 at the time, according to the lawsuit filed against the diocese on Tuesday. Details of the alleged sexual contact were not outlined in the suit. The Register-Star does not name alleged victims of sexual assault. “Defendants also breached their duty to

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frequent guest of St. Patrick’s Parish in Catskill and often visited St. Patrick’s High School, was named as a defendant in a separate lawsuit Wednesday. He is accused of abusing a 16-year-old boy. “There is no place in our family of faith for abusers to

There is no place in our family of faith for abusers to act out, regardless of their status, or to hide from their crimes, nor should anyone fear calling them out, past or present. We support all survivors in the justice and healing that they seek.

— Edward B. Scharfenberger, Albany Bishop

suit filed in state Supreme Court in Albany and dated Wednesday. McMahon was permanently barred from serving in any capacity as a priest by former Albany diocese Bishop Howard Hubbard in 2003 after McMahon admitted to sexually abusing a child in the 1970s. The admission came after the victim reported the abuse to the diocese in early 2003. McMahon, originally from County Kerry, Ireland, began serving the Albany Diocese in 1963 and was assigned to Sacred Heart Church in Cairo in 1974. He also served parishes in Whitehall, Schenectady and Troy. Hubbard, 80, who was a

act out, regardless of their status, or to hide from their crimes, nor should anyone fear calling them out, past or present,” said Albany Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger in a video statement this week. “We support all survivors in the justice and healing that they seek.” The lawsuit was filed by attorneys Cynthia LaFave, of LaFave, Wein and Frament in Guilderland, and Jeff Anderson and Associates of New York City. The two firms announced in a joint press conference in Albany on Wednesday that they filed 22 lawsuits against the Albany Diocese on behalf of alleged victims under the Child Victims Act. Most of the alleged

victims in the suits were not named. “The Child Victims Act in New York is law,” Anderson said during the press conference. “And that means every survivor that has been violated as a child by an adult can now do something that they couldn’t before and that is have their voice heard, take action to do something about recovery of their own power and to do something to protect others in the future.” More lawsuits will be forthcoming, Anderson added. “The one-year window is open, and we will use every one of those days,” LaFave said Wednesday. Mark Lyman, a child sexual abuse survivor, vowed that justice is at hand. “This is the first day of empowerment for sexual abuse survivors across the state of New York,” Lyman said at the press conference. Other priests with connections to Greene County who have been accused of sexual abuse in the past are Father John Bertolucci, Father Jeremiah Nunan and Father Donald Ophals. More than three dozen judges have been assigned to handle the lawsuits by the state Office of Court Administration. To reach reporter Amanda Purcell, call 518-828-1616 ext. 2500, or send an email to, or tweet to @amandajpurcell.


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plaintiff by actively maintaining and employing Fr. McMahon in a position of power and authority through which Fr. McMahon had access to children, including Plaintiff, and power and control over children, including Plaintiff,” according to the

HUDSON — A woman detained by immigration officers on Green Street on Tuesday has been released on bond. Bryan MacCormack, executive director of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, said his group helped the woman’s family post a $5,000 bond to secure her release. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers were posted outside the Casa Latina restaurant in Hudson around noon Tuesday when the woman was arrested. The stakeout was confirmed by Khaalid Walls, Northeast regional communications director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, on Tuesday. “We can confirm an enforcement action,” Walls said at the time. He would release no further information. The Columbia County Sanctuary Movement sent out word to its members and allies that ICE was in the neighborhood, and the group began to gather outside the restaurant to monitor the situation and document ICE officers’ activities. Jarin Ahmed, a member of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, said her group has established a system that sends out alerts when ICE is in the area so members and allies can go to the scene to assist immigrants in need. “Our ability to organize and mobilize so quickly has had a lot of effect on how community members are helped and how we can assist them better,” Ahmed said. “The fact that our organization exists allows us to send out alerts to community members and contact legal aid. It allows us to be diligent and efficient with the work we do.” MacCormack said Thursday he believed Casa Latina and other restaurants are being targeted. “The administration wants ICE to conduct more workplace raids,” MacCormack said. “We had multiple reports of ICE being outside a restaurant and they were credible reports from people involved in our organization. They [ICE]

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CATSKILL — Village trustees discussed the upcoming installation of electric car chargers Wednesday night. By taking this environmentally friendly step, the village will advance toward its bronze designation in the state Department of Environmental Conservation Climate Smart Communities program. The Climate Smart Communities program helps municipalities reduce greenhouse emissions such as carbon dioxide, which can trap heat in the atmosphere and increase the Earth’s temperature. “This is the first step,” Trustee Gregory Smith said Thursday. “We will get more as there becomes more electric cars.” The village plans to install

two chargers in the municipal lot across from the Community Theatre, Smith said. The chargers will be purchased at no cost to the village because they are covered by a Main Street Facade grant, said Elizabeth LoGuidice, founder of Resilient Communications and Consulting. Smith expects the chargers will be installed in September, he said. Trustees have also discussed the idea of purchasing GEM cars, which are electric recreational vehicles similar to golf carts. Catskill Village President Vincent Seeley has been pushing the proposal. “There is talk but nothing is decided yet about the GEM car,” Smith said. “That’s Vinnie’s baby.” See FEATURES A2

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Arthur Oerlemans connects his plug-in hybrid electric Mitsubishi Outlander to a charging station. Catskill officials want to add a pro-environmental package including charging stations and GEM cars to the village.



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By Maura Dolan Los Angeles Times (TNS) SAN FRANCISCO — In a closely watched case, a federal appeals court Thursday upheld an order requiring immigration authorities to provide children detained at the border with adequate food, water, bedding, toothbrushes and soap. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by the Trump administration to an order by a federal judge in Los Angeles who found the government was violating a 1997 settlement by failing to provide detained minors with safe and sanitary conditions. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee issued the order in 2017 after finding that minors in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody were held in conditions that deprived them of sleep and did not have adequate food, clean water or basic hygiene items. The settlement, known as the Flores agreement, required the children be given safe and sanitary quarters. The government appealed, arguing the order changed the settlement agreement. The original settlement said nothing about allowing children to sleep or wash themselves with soap, the federal government said.

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Asylum-seeking immigrants line up at a border fence in Tijuana, Mexico, on June 20, 2018.

The 9th Circuit disagreed, saying the enumerated items ordered by the judge fell under the settlement’s requirement that children be kept in safe and sanitary conditions. “Assuring that children eat enough edible food, drink clean water, are housed in hygienic facilities with sanitary bathrooms, have soap and toothpaste, and are not sleep-deprived are without doubt essential to the children’s safety,” the court said.

A video of the 9th Circuit hearing on the case in June went viral. It showed an astonished judge pressing a lawyer for the Trump administration to concede that having soap and toothbrushes were a necessary requirement for sanitary conditions. The trial court issued the order after finding minors were “not receiving hot, edible or a sufficient number of meals during a given day,” lacked clean drinking water,

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were circling around the block and continuing to come back to the same restaurant. I think they were monitoring Casa Latina specifically.” The woman detained Tuesday, whose name has not been released, is not a local resident and was visiting Hudson from out of the area, MacCormack confirmed. “I believe ICE is racially profiling people. The individual who was taken is from out of state. She was here for work,” MacCormack said. “She was walking down the street in front of Casa Latina when she was arrested. They saw a brown woman and they arrested her and took her.” MacCormack said he did not know if the officers asked the woman for identification. He said he was told by others from his organization that she was walking down the street with

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Members and allies of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement begin to gather outside Casa Latina during an “enforcement action” by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday. A woman who was detained Tuesday was released on bond 24 hours later.

several other people who were also chased by officers, but were able to escape. Members of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement

worked with the woman’s family to post her bond after she was taken to ICE’s Albany field office in Latham for processing, MacCormack said.

and trying to make the village more bike-friendly,” she said. “They are also looking into hosting an educational event this fall on climate change and climate adaptation.” LoGiudice and former Planning Board secretary Nancy Richards met with a representative from the state Energy Research Development Authority in January to explore becoming a Clean Energy Community. The program requires a municipality complete four out of 10 high action items and many of the improvements from the Climate Smart Communities program would carry over, she said. Both programs help make local governments eligible for future funding, LoGiudice said. There are 272 Climate Smart Communities throughout the state, 20 of which have received the bronze level and four have attained silver. High action items for the Clean Energy Community

program achieving a 10% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from municipal buildings; installing electric vehicle charging stations or using alternative-fuel municipal vehicles; solarize clean heating and cooling for municipal buildings; energy code enforcement training; obtaining a Climate Smart Community certification from the state Department of Environmental Conservation; Community Choice Aggregation; Energize New York Finance; creating a unified solar permit; converting street lights to LED; and benching marking, which is to take a measurement of energy use before implementing any energy-saving measures.

clean bedding, toothbrushes, soap and towels, endured “sleep deprivation” as a result of cold temperatures, overcrowding, lack of proper bedding and constant lighting. (c)2019 Los Angeles Times Visit the Los Angeles Times at Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

After that she was transported to the Rensselaer County Jail, where ICE detainees are held in the Capital Region. She remained in jail overnight before she was released on bond Wednesday, he said. Posting bond — which needs to be paid in full and at that point is determined by ICE officers, not a judge — can pose a challenge for many immigrants detained by ICE, MacCormack said. “She had a $5,000 bond, and in recent raids in Columbia and Greene counties, we have seen them go as high as $24,000 bond for someone who didn’t have a criminal record and just overstayed their visa,” MacCormack said. “If you can’t post bond or you are ineligible to post bond, you are sent to Batavia, New York, to a federal immigration detention center. Usually people go between three weeks to two months before they get a bond hearing. At that point, the judge can decide whether or not the person is eligible for bond.”


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Trustee Natasha Law supports the GEM car proposal. “It’s a great idea,” she said. “We need some way to move people around, especially during events on the weekends. There isn’t enough parking spaces. It’s a great way to show people what the village has to offer.” The village is also looking into adding bike rack and recycling bins and continuing its efforts to convert the street lights to LED and plant trees throughout the community, Law said. All of these actions earn the village points toward the bronze level, she said. Many village improvements also count for the Climate Smart Communities program, LoGiudice said. “They are working on making sidewalk improvements

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Hudson man sentenced in drug ring

CALENDAR Monday, Aug. 19 n Athens Town Board regular meet-

ing and informational meeting on solar 6:45 p.m. at Athens Volunteer Fire Department, Third Street, Athens n Coxsackie Village Planning Board 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie n Greene County Legislature Special County Resources, special meeting regarding Authorizing Review Of Agricultural District No. 124; special Public Works special meeting is regarding Authorizing Geotechnical Investigation Of Slope Failure On County Route 2, Prattsville; economic development and tourism; Gov. Ops; Finance and Rep. and Dem. Caucus 6 p.m. Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill n Greenville Town Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 11159 Route 32, Pioneer Building, Greenville

By Amanda Purcell Columbia-Greene Media

HUDSON — A Hudson man was sentenced for his role in a crack-cocaine distribution ring that was at the center of a summer of violence in Hudson in 2017, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. William Morrison, 32, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Albany to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a crack-cocaine distribution ring that operated in Columbia County. Morrison, also known by his street name “Whoody,” admitted in federal court that he was part of a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in Columbia County between August and December 2017. Morrison and his four associates sold at least 464 grams of crack cocaine in that time period. The crack cocaine was sold in Columbia County. Members of the drug ring would bring hundreds of grams of powdered cocaine from New York City each week and convert it to crack cocaine in Hudson before selling it, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Senior U.S. District Judge

Tuesday, Aug. 20 n Athens Village Planning Board

6:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Durham Town Board 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 7309 Route 81, East Durham n Hunter Town Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A, Tannersville

Wednesday, Aug. 21 n Catskill Central School District

BOE 6:30 p.m. in the High School Library, 341 West Main St., Catskill n Catskill Library Board 6:45 p.m. at either the Catskill Library, 1 Franklin St., Catskill or Palenville Library, 3303 Route 23A, Palenville n Catskill Town Board Committee 6:30 p.m. Palenville Fire House, Route 32A, Palenville n Greene County Legislature CGCC budget public hearing 6:25 p.m.; Regular Legislature Meeting No. 8 6:30 p.m. Greene County Office Building, 411 Main St., Catskill

Thomas J. McAvoy ordered that Morrison’s sentence follow a three-year prison term he is serving for violating supervised release conditions imposed as part of a 2011 federal drug conviction. McAvoy also imposed a five-year term of supervised release starting once Morrison is out of prison. The crime carries a maximum term of life imprisonment and a minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine up to $10 million. The U.S. Attorney’s office requested a term of imprisonment of 12 and a half years and supervised release of 10 years. “The defendant was an integral member of a violent drug trafficking organization that distributed large quantities of crack cocaine,” according to the sentencing recommendation from Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne A. Myers. “That organization was involved in a series of high-profile shootings in Hudson that terrorized local citizens and businesses over the course of several months. Because of that violence, two young toddlers were shot, a man was killed and numerous others injured.

jeopardized the lives of police and innocents,” according to court papers. Morrison crashed the vehicle into a police car before he was apprehended. He was found with drugs in his possession. In 2010, Morrison hit a man in the back of a head with a beer bottle and punched the man in the face, while Morrison’s accomplice n held the victim down so he could not defend himself, according to court records. n Prosecutors called the incident a “cowardly act of violence.” While on supervised release n for a federal drug crime in 2017, Morrison was found in possession of a loaded n Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun at the CityScapes Gentleman’s Club, 55-61 58 St. onnNov. 3, 2017, according to the New York Police Department. Morrison got into a n physical altercation outside a strip club with NYPD officers. In the struggle, which involved Morrison punchingn and kicking police officers while resisting arrest, he dropped the stolen, fuln ly-loaded handgun he was trying to bring into the strip n according to the U.S. club, attorney’s letter to the judge. n

“In addition to all of this shockingly bad conduct, the defendant is an absentee father, a habitual drug user, a drunk and general community menace who routinely drives drunk, without a license, ignores child support orders, and flouts police instruction, probation officers and court orders,” according to the sentencing memorandum. The case was investigated by the state police Special Investigations Unit in Albany, the FBI and the Hudson Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Myers and Joshua R. Rosenthal. The sentencing announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Keith M. Corlett, superintendent of the New York State Police; James N. Hendricks, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Albany Field Office; and Chief L. Edward Moore of the Hudson Police Department. To reach reporter Amanda Purcell, call 518-828-1616 ext. 2500, or send an email to apurcell@, or tweet to @ amandajpurcell.


Thursday, Aug. 22 n Greene County Legislature CWSSI public hearing 6 p.m. Emergency Services Building, Cairo

Editor’s Note: A charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.

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n Catskill Village Planning Board 7

n Harold J. Humphrey, 31, of Athens, was arrested at 12:20 p.m. Aug. 13 in Coxsackie and charged with seconddegree aggravated harassment, a class A misdemeanor. He was held. n Tracy A. Kittell, 50, of Medusa, was arrested at 11:35

p.m. at the Catskill Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill

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p.m. Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill

Wednesday, Aug. 28 n Athens Village Board 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 2 First St., Athens n Catskill Village Board 7 p.m. Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill

p.m. Aug. 12 in Greenville and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourthdegree criminal possession of a weapon, both class A misdemeanors; operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marijuana and having a controlled substance in a non-original container, both violations. She was issued an

appearance ticket. n Dennis M. Wohlleber, 29, of Schenectady, was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 13 in Cairo and charged with second-degree forgery, a class D felony; first-degree falsifying business records and first-degree possession of a false instrument, both class E felonies; and second-degree criminal impersonation, a class A misdemeanor. His arrestee status is unknown.

n Anthony A. Palermo, 34,n of Catskill, was arrested at 9 p.m. Aug. 13 in Catskill and charged with fourthn degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an apn pearance ticket. n Daniel W. Laforge, 37, of n Pearl River, was arrested at 2:01 a.m. Aug. 14 in Catskill and charged with driving n while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of n

103rd Holcomb family reunion to be held Aug. 24 at the Jewett Church

Monday, Sept. 2 n Athens Town Hall closed for La-

bor Day n Coxsackie Village Hall closed for Labor Day

JEWETT — Opal DeLong, president, announces the 103rd year of the Holcomb Family getting together at a reunion beginning at 11 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Jewett Church Hall, County Route 17, Jewett. Lunch will be at noon. Members are asked to bring a covered dish to pass. Homer “Cap” and his wife Cora (Rose) were the parents of 12 children and

Wednesday, Sept. 4 n Greene County Economic De-

velopment Corporation 4 p.m. Greene County Economic Development, Tourism and Planning Conference Room (Room 427), 411 Main St., Catskill.

Thursday, Sept. 5 n Cairo Town Planning Board 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 512 Main St., Cairo n Coxsackie Village Workshop 6 p.m. at Village Hall, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie

lived in various places on the mountain top. The many descendants married into, just to name a few, include the families of Smith, VanValkenburgh, Barker, Spaulding, McCumber, Goodfellow, Oliver, Tompkins, DeLong, Siddall, Lane, Roe, Albert, Cunningham, Terry, Montana, Maynard, Osborn, Murray, Kizma, Buel, Leo, Bevins,

Gossoo, Hermance, Gockel, Cole, Meddaugh, Franz, Perez, Stafford, VanDyke, Sanford, Townley, Yannone, Christiana, Schufelt, German, Brocket, Miltenberger, Snow, Sherburne and Newcomb. Family members are asked to bring any additional information. For information, call DeLong at 518-750-8380.



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If at first you don’t succeed... bumps, milled pavement and driving our cars over some pretty rough road. Seeing the roundabout getting a rebuild so soon after it was completed is troubling. It suggests problems and weaknesses nobody could see coming last summer. State DOT spokesman Joseph Morrissey said the project was completed to the specifics laid out in the original construction plans. “The project that included the roundabout was constructed last year on time and under budget,” Morrissey said Wednesday. “Asphalt pavement was placed in accordance with contract specifications. The schedule was clearly outlined in pre-bid documents and was not accelerated,”

Morrissey said. But here’s the kicker: “Portions of the project need to be repaved this week to correct some imperfections.” Imperfections indeed, if almost the entire roundabout had to be torn out and replaced. On the bright side, the new roundabout is expected to be completed by the end of the week and this project will be done at no cost to taxpayers. Somewhere along the line, errors of some kind were committed to create those imperfections. Credit DOT for accepting the responsibility. So the next time you navigate the freshly minted second roundabout, think of it as a free ride.


A fatal mistake any of us could make The Washington Post

You’re a single working parent, or a stay-at-home dad, or a grandmother assigned to babysit for the day. You’re absent-minded or type-A, rich or poor or somewhere in between. Regardless of wealth, gender, age, occupation, ethnicity or any other demographic marker, it could be you. Though you don’t believe so, until it’s too late. It’s easy to watch the news and be certain that only an utterly heartless, totally incompetent parent could unintentionally leave a child in a car on a warm morning. But memory is fickle, and the neurological lapse that can cause a caregiver to forget about a child in the back seat of a vehicle is indiscriminate. To entertain this delusion is to hide from the facts: Eight-hundred and twentynine children have died in hot cars from 1998 to 2019, and more than half of those deaths have been accidental, according to the National Safety Council. A change in routine, a particularly stressful morning or even a distracting phone call can lead to this fatal slip. In the caregiver’s mind, the child is happy and taken care of,

safely dropped off at day care or wherever else they might normally be. Last month in New York, Juan Rodriguez, a father of four, dropped his twin babies off at day care and drove to his eight-hour shift at a hospital in the Bronx. Like so many other devastated parents, he realized only after work that his overworked brain had imagined the drop-off. In the meantime, his youngest two children died in the back seat of his car, still buckled into their car seats. Since that day, nine other children have died from heat-related causes in the back seats of cars, bringing this year’s total to more than 30. This is not a new problem, and people have been pushing for technological solutions since at least 2000, when NASA designed a weight-based alert system connected to a keychain alarm. Automakers Hyundai and Kia have integrated motion sensors into their vehicles’ second and third rows to detect children and pets. Lawmakers have proposed bills, most recently the bipartisan Hot Cars Act of 2019, to require built-in auditory alert systems. Smaller innova-

tions, such as car-seat weight sensors and “smart” clip-on systems, also could help. All of these solutions have struggled to gain footing, in part, because no parent believes he or she will make this fatal mistake. Acknowledgment and acceptance of the risk would go a long way toward reducing the number of these tragic occurrences. But car companies shouldn’t wait to implement lifesaving technology. Companies and caregivers alike need to accept the reality of this problem: This is an accident that nobody is immune to. Just as child-proofing your house does not suggest you might one day drop or hurt your baby, adding safety measures to your vehicle and baby carriers does not mean you are a negligent parent. In fact, it suggests the opposite. Because a child’s body heats up faster than an adult’s and because cars trap heat, even mildly warm days can create life-threatening situations for children left unattended. As the effects of extreme climate change worsen and heat waves continue, addressing this is more important than ever.

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Like so many immigrants and refugees throughout our country’s history, my parents decided to come to the United States in search of better opportunities for my nine siblings and me. I moved here with my family from Colombia when I was 3 years old. My parents dedicated over two decades of their life toiling in Rhode Island’s factories, and at times, they would be temporarily laid off from jobs. During those few short gaps in work, we relied on food assistance and other government resources to make ends meet until they were called back to work. We ultimately thrived thanks to that support, and today we’re all professionals - scientists, health professionals, educators, business owners, corporate managers and a lawyer — contributing to our families, our communities and our country. We aren’t unique: Millions of families across the country sometimes struggle to get by. When families face hard times, successful anti-poverty programs, such as food assistance, allow us to get back on our feet and thrive. But the new policy announced this week by the Trump administration — the “public charge” rule — will turn these critical support programs into weapons to target and punish immigrant families for hitting the same hard times that all families do, forcing lawfully residing immigrants to choose between feeding their kids and obtaining a green card. If the courts do not block this new rule before it goes into effect in October, all communities will suffer — and the United States will no longer be the land of opportunity. Instead, we will become a country where it’s impossible for families like mine to realize our full potential. From the start of his administration, President Donald Trump has unleashed attack after attack on immigrant and refugee communities. But the

Department of Homeland Security’s announcement this week of its new rule is among the most pernicious moves yet. The regulation is essentially a racially motivated wealth test that would make it much more difficult for low- and moderate-income immigrants to obtain green cards by declaring that immigrants who use an expanded range of public services are ineligible. It would mean, for many families, that falling on hard times might result in being deemed a “public charge” and therefore ineligible to stay here permanently. This policy will discourage tens of millions of people from using the programs their tax dollars support, and if it had been in effect when I came here as a child, I have no doubt that my family’s immigration story would have been impossible. I wouldn’t be a citizen. Under this new policy, many aspiring citizens will be penalized in their efforts to obtain a green card if they are likely at any point to fall on hard times. Worse, it weaponizes the use of government support services such as Medicaid or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which ensure that millions of Americans have access to affordable health care and can put food on their tables. This will have dire consequences for countless U.S. citizen children of immigrants who came here legally. The Trump administration’s rhetoric about the policy implies that immigrants are somehow a drain on our country’s vast resources. But that isn’t true at all. Immigrant families — even those with humble beginnings — make tremendous contributions to the United States over time. According to the National Academy of Sciences, immigrant families create a net benefit, not a cost, of $30.5 billion a year for state and local budgets by the second generation. By the third generation, that net benefit rises to $223.8 billion a year. While Trump goes on xenophobic rants against

undocumented immigrants, calling them invaders, animals and other dehumanizing epithets, his policies have been consistently targeting immigrants who are lawfully present. Like many of Trump’s previous actions — from the bans on immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries to the attacks on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and temporary protected status, to the dismantling of our asylum laws, which has caused unspeakable harm to families seeking safety at our increasingly militarized southern border — this racial wealth test will separate families while stoking fear of and among immigrants, refugees and communities of color. But this one goes even further: By fundamentally transforming our legal immigration system to favor the wealthy and white, it disenfranchises communities of color and deters them from securing life’s most basic necessities. Out of all the immigration policy changes Trump and his chief immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, have developed, this one would have the most fundamental effects on our legal immigration system and wreak the longestlasting changes on our country. It’s clear that Trump has no real interest in finding solutions on immigration. Instead, his administration is aiming to prevent immigrants from becoming permanent residents, and eventual citizens and voters. All of us — regardless of what we look like or where we come from — must reject Trump’s divisive tactics. Trump knows that our unity creates the sort of power that ultimately threatens his presidency, and he’ll continue to work hard to divide us. That’s exactly why he’s so focused on policies like this one that aim to take away our communities’ collective power. We must fight it. Our future — the very soul of our country and our democracy — is at stake. Hincapié is the executive director of the National Immigration Law Center.


Thank you, Jack, you will be missed To the editor: Veterans lost a true friend on July 30, 2019. His name was Jack Race and he resided in Columbia County. I co-chaired with Jack and Janice Anderson on the “Thank-a-Veterans Day” we held in 2014, 2016 and 2017. I was honored to be part of this committee and awed at

Jack’s enthusiasm, energy and love for Veterans. Jack was able to secure donations from local merchants and individuals to provide each Veteran a free barbecue chicken dinner, refreshments, memorabilia and free raffle tickets with more than 30 chances to win a variety of prizes. Jack had the drive and

initiative to put these events together and I was lucky enough to be a small part of it. I just want to say thank you Jack, you will be missed and so will the Thank a Veterans Day Event. God Bless You. VINCE GRIMALDI, CO-CHAIR THANK A VETERANS COMMITTEE HUDSON

Boycotting is my right and moral responsibility To the editor: Now that the House of Representatives has decided that boycotting Israel is antisemitic, it is time that I confess my various crimes. I have indeed been boycotting products. I refuse to do business with Airbnb because the company makes money renting apartments and houses in the illegal settlements. Palestinian homes get demolished and Jewish only settlement blocks are built, then rented out by Airbnb. I also would never buy or sell my house using RE/MAX, another company profiting

from the settlements. RE/MAX buys and sells apartments and homes there, but of course not to everyone. Only to those with the right ethnic and religious backgrounds need apply. I refuse to buy a Volvo because the car company makes heavy equipment used to destroy Palestinian homes. HP will never get my business because of the work they do computerizing the checkpoints and surveillance systems in the West Bank. I wouldn’t use HSBC Bank because it loans money to companies that arm the occupation. If I were a gambler, I would

boycott the Sands Hotels because they are owned by Israeli/American billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who buys support for Israel by donating tens of millions to Trump and the Republican Party. If I had young children, I wouldn’t let them watch Fox Kids or Power Rangers because they belong to Israeli/American billionaire Haim Saban, who ensures support for the occupation by paying millions in bribes to the Democratic Party. Boycotting is both my right and my moral responsibility. FRED NAGEL RHINEBECK



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NOAA Data confirms July was the hottest month ever recorded Henry Fountain The New York Times News Service

U.S. government scientists Thursday confirmed that July was the hottest month on record, edging out the previous record-holder, July 2016. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the global average temperature last month was 62.1 degrees Fahrenheit (16.7 degrees Celsius). That is 0.05 degree Fahrenheit higher than July 2016 and 1.7 degrees higher than the average for the 20th century. The findings are in line with those of European scientists at the Copernicus Climate Change Service, who said earlier this month that July was 0.07 degree Fahrenheit higher than three years ago. Copernicus, NOAA and other agencies around the world use different sets of temperature data in their calculations. The NOAA’s dates to 1880. The record heat was felt in most parts of the globe, the agency said, including parts of North America, southern Asia, southern Africa and much of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. There were no record cold July temperatures anywhere. Alaska had its hottest July since statewide record-keeping began nearly a century ago. France, Germany and some other European countries

endured a searing heat wave at the end of the month, although overall Europe was not as warm as some areas, in part because of cooler conditions in Scandinavia. Temperature records keep falling as Earth continues to warm, in large part because of human-related emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Including last month, the five hottest Julys have occurred in the last five years, and nine of the 10 hottest have occurred since 2005, the NOAA said. Through July, the NOAA said, this year was tied with 2017 as the second-hottest ever, with 2016 still the hottest. The warm temperatures had a large effect on sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctica, the agency said. In the Arctic, an average of 40,800 square miles of sea ice was lost each day in July. At month’s end, ice covered 726,000 square miles of ocean, an amount that represents a record low for the end of July. But the yearly minimum is not determined until the melting season ends in September, so conditions over the next six weeks will determine whether this year’s ice extent is lower than the record year of 2012. Antarctic sea-ice extent in July was also at a record low, slightly lower than the previous record set two years ago, the NOAA said.

Catholic priest was found guilty of sexually abusing girls at his D.C. parish Keith L. Alexander The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — A Catholic priest was convicted Thursday of sexually abusing two girls who were members of his D.C. parish. Urbano Vazquez, 47, was arrested last year after allegations that he groped a 13-year-old girl in 2015 and kissed and groped a 9-yearold girl at the church in 2016. The incidents happened when Vazquez was serving as an assistant pastor at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Columbia Heights neighborhood. During the week-long emotional trial in D.C. Superior Court, the two victims and family members got on the stand and described how Vazquez used his position as the co-pastor of the church to target the girls. Prosecutors said he would isolate the girls and assault them. One victim, now a teenager, testified how in 2015 when she was 13, Vazquez cornered her in a church office and, reaching down her blouse, groped her breast as her brother was asleep on the floor nearby. The youngest victim, now 12, testified that she sang in the church choir and was an altar girl. She said at the end of one service, Vazquez kissed her, put his tongue in her mouth and grabbed her genitalia and buttocks. Vazquez, who was assigned to Sacred Heart 2014, is a member of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, a fellowship of priests, and was not ordained by the Archdiocese of Washington. The archdiocese grants some Capuchins permission to work in its churches. Federal prosecutors Sharon Marcus-Kurn and J. Matt Williams argued Vazquez preyed on underage girls and used his position of influence and trust at the church to gain access to his victims. “He was brazen. He got a thrill out of doing that during the Mass services, behind closed doors,” Marcus-Kurn


Urbano Vazquez speaks before a Mass at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Washington.

argued during closing arguments Wednesday. With one juror repeatedly nodding his head, MarcusKurn told the jury Vazquez, like the other priests in his religious order, wore a robe with a rope around it. The ropes have three knots that symbolize the priests’ vows of poverty, obedience and celibacy. Marcus-Kurn said Vazquez, a Mexican native, betrayed those vows at a place Marcus-Kurn said was more than a church building, but was for many members of the predominately Latino parish, an extension of their own homes. She she said they gathered there for regular celebrations and dinners in addition to worship services. “He took vows to act in a God-like manner, to act like Jesus. But he did not act in a God-like manner and forever changed the lives of these girls,” Marcus-Kurn said. “He wore priest’s clothes, but underneath was a devil to them, sexually assaulting them.” During the trial, members of the parish who did not

believe the allegations came to support Vazquez. Other church members came to support the girls, and many of them wore green ribbons. Vazquez took the stand and repeatedly denied that any of the incidents happened. He described his duties at the church and various missionary trips to El Salvador. He said he was never alone with any of the alleged victims. During his closing arguments, Vazquez’s attorney, Robert Bonsib, challenged the credibility of the girls’ accusations, pointing out what he identified as contradictions between what they told the jury and what they originally told authorities or said in a grand jury proceeding. One of the victims at one point told authorities she had stopped going to Vazquez for private confession, but told the jury she continued to see him. One victim testified she told another pastor that Vazquez had touched her breast. But the pastor testified she told him Vazquez attempted to touch her breast.

Bonsib also argued the account of the girl who testified Vazquez reached under her blouse to touch her could not have been accurate because of the layers of clothes she was wearing at the time of the alleged incident. Several women in the courtroom grimaced when Bonsib told jurors it was not possible for Vazquez to have a “meaningful grab” under the clothes. Bonsib also said the girls were not able to give specific dates of the alleged assaults. And one of the younger victims, Bonsib reminded the jury, testified Vazquez was “grooming” her in his effort to eventually rape her. Bonsib argued children were not familiar with the term “grooming” and that her testimony was influenced by authorities. The jury’s job, Bonsib said, was not to determine if Vazquez was “innocent” but to instead determine if “he is guilty or not guilty under the law.”


House Judiciary Committee subpoenas both Corey Lewandowski and White House aide in obstruction case Nicholas Fandos The New York Times News Service

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee issued two subpoenas Thursday to compel former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and a former White House aide to testify publicly about actions taken by President Donald Trump that could constitute obstruction of justice. The summons set up another potentially high-stakes public hearing around the findings of former special counsel Robert Mueller when Congress returns next month from its summer recess and seeks to advance a congressional investigation Democratic leaders say could end in impeachment. Lewandowski, who has remained a close informal adviser to the president, is viewed by lawmakers as a particularly valuable witness because of his role in an attempt by Trump in the summer of 2017 to dramatically curtail the special counsel’s investigation of Russian election interference and his campaign. At the time, Lewandowski enlisted the help

of Rick A. Dearborn, the White House aide who also received a subpoena Thursday. The two men were ordered to appear at the same hearing, on Sept. 17. But with the White House’s continued opposition to the panel’s work, it may not be easy to secure their testimony. Since the release of Mueller’s report in April, the Trump administration has successfully prevented the Judiciary Committee from speaking with key witnesses about the episodes of possible obstruction documented in Mueller’s report. The new subpoenas could set off more legal fighting between the committee and the White House, but in this case it may be harder for Trump to block cooperation. Unlike other witnesses, for example, Lewandowski never worked in Trump’s government — a fact that significantly limits Trump’s ability to shield him from Congress. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., chairman of the Judiciary Committee, reiterated Thursday that he believed Trump would have been prosecuted based on Mueller’s findings but for a Justice

Department policy that bars indicting a sitting president. He promised more witnesses and hearings could follow in the coming months. “This will help the committee determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment against the president or other Article I remedies,” he said in a statement. “No one is above the law.” Democrats want to ask Lewandowski about his knowledge of the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russians and its views of Russia’s efforts to interfere in the race on its behalf. But their principal interest revolved around meetings he had with Trump in June and July 2017, shortly after he directed his White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, to fire Mueller, an order McGahn rebuffed. In his conversation with Lewandowski, the president “dictated a message” he wanted Lewandowski to deliver to the attorney general at the time, Jeff Sessions, according to Mueller’s report. The message instructed Sessions, who was formally recused from the matter, to curtail the scope of the special counsel’s investigation to preventing future

interference, effectively ending the scrutiny of Trump’s campaign. Trump asked Lewandowski about the status of the message again a month later. Hours afterward, the president criticized his attorney general in an interview with The New York Times. Lewandowski never delivered the message directly to Sessions, asking Dearborn, a former Sessions aide, to do so instead. Mueller wrote in his report that Dearborn was uneasy about the request and also never delivered it. The subpoena arrives as Lewandowski is considering entering a Senate race in his home state of New Hampshire. Trump all but endorsed him Thursday morning, saying Lewandowski would be “hard to beat” if he got into the race against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat. And Lewandowski is expected to ride with the president in his motorcade Thursday night when Trump touches down in Manchester, New Hampshire, to hold a rally for his own reelection campaign.

Trump promotes views of a criminologist who says there’s no evidence of a mass-shooting ‘epidemic’ John Wagner The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, who has vowed to push Congress to pass legislation in response to massacres this month in Texas and Ohio, on Thursday promoted the views of a criminologist who argued this week that there is no evidence that the United States is experiencing

an “epidemic” of mass shootings. On Twitter, Trump shared a message that linked to an interview with Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox, who shared his views in a podcast broadcast Wednesday by Reason, a libertarian publication. In the interview, Fox said that although the number of mass shootings has risen in

recent years, there are too few to draw a clear trend line. He blamed the media for creating unnecessary panic. “There is no evidence that we are in the midst of an epidemic of mass shootings,” Fox told interviewer Nick Gillespie. The tweet that Trump shared providing a link to the interview was written by Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham. It was among a spate

of other retweets by Trump on Thursday morning on varied subjects. In the wake of the mass shootings this month in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, that left 31 people dead, Trump has vowed to push Republicans to embrace legislation that would strengthen background checks for gun buyers and persuade the National Rifle Association to drop its long-standing

opposition to such measures. Last week, Trump told reporters at the White House that conversations in recent days had yielded strong congressional support for “very meaningful background checks” and that his party, which has stymied gun-control efforts this year by Democrats, would take the lead in passing legislation after returning from an August recess.

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What’s new in the college world? By Tim Bartholomew For Columbia-Greene Media

What’s new in the college world? If you’re the parent or grandparent of a current or prospective college student, you might be interested to learn what’s new in the world of higher education. Higher college costs For the 2018-19 school year, average costs for tuition, fees, room, and board were: n $21,370 at public colleges (in-state) n $37,430 at public colleges (out-of-state) n $48,510 at private colleges The following table shows the average annual percent increase for tuition, fees, room, and board since 2015.(1) Despite steady cuts to their budgets from state legislatures, public colleges have been doing a better job of holding down cost increases than private colleges. Assuming a 3% across-theboard increase, average costs for 2019-20 would be:

n $22,011 at public colleges (in-state) n $38,552 at public colleges (out-of-state) n $49,965 at private colleges Keep in mind that these figures are averages; many colleges cost substantially more. And these figures don’t include costs for books, supplies, personal expenses or transportation, which can add on a few thousand dollars. If you’re a parent and cost is a factor when looking at colleges, you need to take the lead in the conversation because most 16-, 17-, and 18-yearolds are not financially savvy enough to drive a $100,000 or $200,000 decision.

HIGHER STUDENT DEBT Speaking of costs, about 65% of U.S. college seniors who graduated in 2017 had student loan debt, owing an average of $28,650. (2) And it’s not just students who are borrowing. Parents are borrowing, too. There are approximately 15 million student

loan borrowers age 40 and older, and this demographic accounts for almost 40% of all student loan debt. (3) Student loan debt is now the secondhighest consumer debt category after mortgage debt, ahead of both credit cards and auto loans. (4)

REDUCED ASSET PROTECTION ALLOWANCE Behind the scenes, a stealth change in the federal government’s financial aid formula has been quietly (and negatively) impacting families. The asset protection allowance, which lets parents shield a certain amount of their non-retirement assets from consideration, has been steadily declining for years, resulting in a higher expected family contribution,


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The Clematis Garden Club of Greenville has selected the August Garden of the Month. Ashley Jensen of Freehold has been gardening for many years and travels around the world helping educate people to be self-reliant by showing them how to amend soil and create sustainable food sources. At her home this 38 raised-bed garden made of lumber cutoffs is filled with heirloom organic vegetables. Grass clippings are used as mulch. A separate herb garden with 25 varieties is for cooking and medicinal use. Every bit of these gardens is consumed and then food scraps and dead plants are recycled in compost bins to continue the cycle. The Clematis Garden Club serves Albany, Greene and Schoharie counties. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at St. John’s Community Hall in Greenville. Anyone interested is welcome to attend as a guest.

or EFC. Ten years ago, in the 2008-09 school year, the asset protection allowance for a 48-year-old married parent was $46,700. In 2018-19, that same allowance was $21,300, resulting in a $1,432 decrease in a student’s aid eligibility ($25,400 x 5.64%, the federal contribution percentage required from parent assets). (5)

FAFSA TIMELINE The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the 2020-21 school year can be filed starting Oct. 1, and relies on information in your 2018 federal income tax return.

PROPOSED 529 PLAN CHANGES In April 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement

Enhancement (SECURE) Act, which focuses primarily on changes to retirement plans but also includes the expansion of 529 plans. (6) Under the proposed legislation, 529 plan qualified expenses would be expanded to include: n Apprenticeship programs n Up to $10,000 (lifetime cap) toward student loan repayment The legislation has broad bipartisan support, so look for progress in 2019.

is over if he or she doesn’t get into one of these schools? No. Many colleges provide an excellent education, and it’s up to students to make the most of the opportunities available wherever they land.


(1) College Board, Trends in College Pricing, 2015-2018 (2) The Institute for College Access and Success, Student Debt and the Class of 2017, September 2018 (3) Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Student Loan Data and Demographics, September 2018 (4) Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit, August 2018 (5) U.S. Department of Education, EFC Formula, 2008-2009, 20182019 (6), April 12, 2019

Finally, a little perspective. The recent college admissions scandal has put a spotlight on the frenzy surrounding elite college admissions and perpetuates the notion that a child’s attendance at a particular school is a make-orbreak, life-defining moment. But families shouldn’t buy into this narrative. Reach for the best schools? Sure, if that’s important to you and your child. Think your child’s life

Tim Bartholomew is an Investment Representative with Greene Investment Services located at the Bank of Greene County. Please call 518-943-2600 ext. 2153 with your comments or questions.


Olana summer market returns HUDSON — The Olana Summer Market returns for its second year with a lineup of artisans. The market will take place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Olana State Historic Site. More than 30 artisans, eateries and musicians will be set along Olana’s picturesque Ridge Road, within Frederic Church’s 250-acre designed landscape. Come shop, discover, picnic, relax and enjoy the views. The curated lineup of local artisans includes a variety of pottery, jewelry, woodwork, accessories and housewares from artists located in the Hudson Valley, New York City, and the Berkshires. Artisans include: stationery products from Grant House Press, ceramics from Round Designs and Reclaimed Designs Mosaics, jewelry from The Peach Tree and Lu Mabey, beverages from Tousey Winery and Olde York Farm, and more. The event will feature live music and a variety of food for

picnicking on Olana’s expansive landscape. On Saturday and Sunday, food, desserts, and drinks will be available from an assortment of food trucks and vendors, including: Gracie’s Luncheonette, Leeds; Inner Flame Kitchen, Hudson; Nancy’s Artisanal Creamery, Woodstock; Delightful Bites by Nina, Cairo; and Classy Camper Cocktail Co. Musicians Justin Tracy (guitar and vocals), Anthony Michael (jazz), Steve Osso (guitar), as well as bands the Warren Street String Band Jam (bluegrass) and Superbloom (indie pop rock) will perform on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. On-site shuttle service for visitors will be available at designated pick-up points in parking areas, and at the entrance and exit to the market. Ridge Road is a half-mile path along natural, uneven terrain. Good walking shoes and water are suggested. Those who have mobility needs are encouraged to call the ticket and information desk at 518-751-0344 for

assistance in planning a visit. Visit Olana early on 9-10 a.m. Aug. 25 and join Stephanie Fischer as she leads Yoga of the Earth, a monthly gentle morning yoga practice, imaged in the beauty of Frederic Church’s expansive Hudson River view at Olana. For more scenic views and art, take a stroll along the Hudson River Skywalk, a new walkway connecting the homes and studios of the major Hudson River School artists, Thomas Cole and Frederic Church. The Skywalk crosses over the Hudson River along the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, offering sweeping views of the Hudson River Valley and the Catskill Mountains. The market will take place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, visit www. Admission is a suggested donation of $5/person. All proceeds go towards supporting the work and mission of The Olana Partnership.

Windham native retires after 40 Mountain Top Arboretum annual years of service to country author talk with Victoria Johnson HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – A Windham native will retire after 40 years of dedicated service to the United States as a member of the Department of the Air Force. Retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. John H. “J.T.” Thompson, a 1979 graduate of Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School, is planned to retire Aug. 31, after 22 years as an active-duty airman and 18 years as a civil servant. Thompson joined the U.S. Air Force nine months before turning 18 years old, immediately upon high-school graduation. He went to basic military training in October 1979 and became a communications specialist. After three years as a communications specialist, Thompson crosstrained into the elite field of U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controllers. Special Tactics is the Air Force’s tactical air and ground special operations integration force that leads personnel recovery, global access, precision strike missions and battlefield

surgery operations. Throughout Thompson’s 22-year active duty career, he was assigned to Germany, Royal Air Force (RAF), Alconbury, England; RAF Mildenhall, England; MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; and Hurlburt Field, Florida. Thompson held various team and leadership positions from Special Tactics Team member, element leader, team sergeant and superintendent in the Air Force and within the joint special operations community. During his career, Thompson was on the first aircraft for a combat jump into Panama to secure an airfield, several critical missions during Desert Storm, was selected as one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year in 1992 and deployed on several humanitarian and combat operations. Thompson was in the first group of Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course instructors, where he developed the curriculum and range scenarios based on his real-world experience as a

U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controller. SOTACC is U.S. Special Operations Command’s only joint terminal attack controller course which instructs members of every branch. Thompson retired as a Senior Master Sgt. in September 2001; however, his work as a member of the Air Force was not done. In November 2001, Thompson became an instructor/mentor with the Air Force’s Special Tactics Training Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, task leader of the Advanced Skills Training program. Thompson is currently serving as a federal civilian supervisor. In this capacity, he leads a staff of 16 active-duty airmen, federal civilians and contractors to instruct classes of up to 40 special tactics airmen. Thompson ensures that the special tactics students and instructors have all the required resources to train and graduate combat-ready Special Tactics Airmen.

TANNERSVILLE — Mountain Top Arboretum Annual Author Talk with Victoria Johnson will be held 5-6 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Education Center, 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville. When Dr. David Hosack tilled the country’s first public botanical garden in the Manhattan soil more than 200 years ago, he didn’t just dramatically alter the New York landscape — he left a legacy of advocacy for public health and wide-ranging support for the sciences. A charismatic dreamer admired by the likes of Jefferson, Madison and Humboldt, and intimate friends with both Hamilton and Burr, the Columbia professor devoted his life to inspiring Americans to pursue medicine and botany. Hosack’s story remains largely unknown. Now historian Victoria Johnson chronicles Hosack’s tireless career to reveal the breadth of his impact: a portrait of the man who gave voice to a new, deeply American understanding of the powers and perils of nature.

From the meadows of Manhattan and correspondents around the world, Hosack collected more than 2,000 at his 20-acre botanical garden. In his enormous conservatory, Hosack introduced New Yorkers to ornamental flowers, shrubs, and trees from as far away as Japan, Madagascar and the Cape of Good Hope. Today, Radio City Music Hall sits on the footprint of Hosack’s conservatory. His land is home to Rockefeller Center. Victoria Johnson, a former Cullman Fellow, is currently an associate professor of

urban policy and planning at Hunter College (City University of New York), where she teaches on the history of nonprofits, philanthropy, and New York City. She holds a doctorate in sociology from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Yale. Admission is free to members and $10 for non-members. No advanced reservations necessary. A post-talk reception will be held for Arboretum members. For information, call 518589-3903.

“Journalism keeps you planted in the earth.” - Ray Bradbury



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Pianist Serhiy Salov to perform Aug. 17 JEWETT — As summer begins to wind down, the award-winning summer chamber music series at Grazhda Hall continues to highlight performers at the height of their talents, many of whom are attracted by the acoustically-resonant hall and creative community fostered by Artistic Director Volodymyr Vynnytsky. The concert on Saturday, Aug 17, at 8 p.m., features Serhiy Salov, recognized internationally as an outstanding pianist, one whose playing is both energetic and imbued with sensitivity. Salov deploys his remarkable technique, exacting rigor and virtuosity in service of uncovering the most poetic expression of the music possible. For Saturday’s concert he will bring his gifts to bear on the works of a varied array of composers including Chopin, Schumann, Lysenko and Shamo. After initially learning music in Ukraine, Salov pursued his studies in London, obtaining a master’s degree from the Guildhall

Serhiy Salov

School of Music and Drama, followed by a Doctor of Music degree from the Université de Montréal. His gifts extend beyond the mastery of piano technique: the disciplines of improvisation, musicology, and the study of languages complement his training. A superlative concert performer, Serhiy Salov has collaborated with renowned conductors and orchestras around the world and is regularly featured at the foremost international music festivals. In 2004, he won the prestigious Montreal International Music Competition. A chance to hear a world-class performer in such an intimate setting is sure to be among the cultural highlights of the summer, for long-time fans of the series and newcomers alike. Concert is at 8 p.m. at Grazhda Concert Hall, Rt. 23A. Jewett. Tickets: $20 general admission; seniors $15; members $12; students – free. For reservations and additional information, call 518-9896479.

Flutter in to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for Butterfly Weekend CORNWALL — Flutter in to Hudson Highlands Nature Museum on Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for its much anticipated Butterfly Weekend at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road, and discover the beauty and unique qualities of butterflies, moths and caterpillars. Children and adults alike will get a thrill getting “up close and personal” with butterflies in the Butterfly Tent (one ticket is included with each paid admission). At 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., join environmental educators for a presentation all about monarch butterflies, followed by

tagging and releasing monarchs as part of the citizen science project from “Monarch Watch.” “I find butterflies fascinating because they look beautiful and delicate, but they’re really a tough little insect. They also taste with their feet, which I think is pretty cool!” Director of Education Jennifer Brinker said. There will also be crafts for kids, and entrance into Grasshopper Grove nature play space is included in the admission price. Admission: Museum members - $8/ adults, $5/children. Not-yetmembers - $10/adults, $7/ children. For more information visit or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204.

Jerry Cunningham

his family’s farm on Cunningham Road since he was 18. Cunningham will be followed by barn dance music, provided by father-and-son team David Woodin and Jonathan ByronWoodin, and a talk on foraging by Rob Handel, local mushroom expert and chef at Heather Ridge Farm. There will also be a silent auction featuring artwork and

Photo by Jennifer Brinker

Join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall for Butterfly Weekend on Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

other items produced by local craftsmen and business owners. In addition to the events at the firehouse, there will be numerous stands in Cornwallville Village Center. These will include a lemonade and cookie stand, a hotdog stand, a face-painting stand for kids, a sale of used books and books by local authors, and stands displaying the work of local artists, among others. There will also be a chance to visit the Paula Lalala Mvsevm in the former Church Hall, a morning tour of the Greene Bee Greenhouse, and, in the afternoon, free tours of the historic Stone House on Strong Road. Updates are available at PROGRAM FOR CORNWALLVILLE DAY AT THE FIREHOUSE:

11 a.m.: Jerry Cunningham on running the family farm. 12 p.m.: Barn dance music. 1 p.m.: Rob Handel on foraging for mushrooms and other edibles. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Silent auction. OTHER: 9-10 a.m: Tour of the Greene Bee Greenhouse gardens, with a focus on hydrangeas, 2744 County Route 20. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: All stands open in the Village Center: hotdogs and lemonade, artists, books, etc. Paula Lalala Mvsevm open in the former Church Hall. 2-4 p.m.: Stone House open house, Strong Road. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Durham Task Force communitywide yard sale. Maps on sale for $1 at the East Durham Firehouse + Paula Lalala Mvsevm.

Palace Theatre’s annual Community Block Party Returns to downtown Albany on Aug. 17 ALBANY — The Palace Performing Arts Center, in cooperation with Price Chopper/Market 32, MVP Health Care, HOT 99.1 and the local neighborhood associations, is pleased to announce the second annual Palace Theatre Community Block Party. On Saturday, Aug. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. the area around the Palace Theatre will be filled with music, family friendly activities, vendors, community organizations, food trucks and more. This event is free and open to the public. Bring the entire family for an afternoon of fun including live music by The Ill Funk Ensemble, face painters, balloon artists, games and more. “We are excited to once again present our community block party and celebrate the neighborhood that we love,” said Billy Piskutz, Palace Performing Arts Center’s interim executive director. “The Palace Theatre is extremely proud to be a vibrant part our local community and we feel honored to welcome all our friends and neighbors. We look forward to seeing everyone on Aug. 17, for an afternoon of great food, terrific music and family friendly activities for the kids.” “The Palace Theatre is throwing a block

AUGUST 16 Guilty Pleasure Lite Friday, August 16, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Kacey and Paul are back at HBC for all your guilty pleasures… Friday, August 16, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., events/2843922015650276/ Hudson Brewing Company, 99 South 3rd Street, Hudson, 518697-5400 Drop in Hudson! Friday, August 16, 9 a.m. - noon Ever wonder what kinds of fish live in the Hudson River? Are you interested in learning how to fish but do not know where to start? Are you looking for something FREE and FUN to do with your family? Come fish with us this summer! Just bring yourself and we will handle the rest. We run a fully stocked fishing program. We will also have a fish display tank where you can observe some of the Hudson River’s finned residents! This is a drop in program, so no reservations are required. All children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult to fish. Everyone is welcome to attend! Free, Friday, August 16, 9 a.m. noon, events/1822522201182666 Nutten Hook, Ice House Road Stuyvesant Free Workshop with Bridgman | Packer Dance Friday, August 16, 1 p.m. Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer will offer a creative movement workshop for kids and their families. No experience needed! Free, Friday, August 16, 1 p.m., just-for-fun-bridgman-packerdance/ PS21, 2980 NY-66, Chatham, 518392-6121

Second Annual Cornwallville Day CORNWALLVILLE — The second annual Cornwallville Day, on Aug. 24, will offer free farming talks, music and more! The second annual Cornwallville Day, building on the success of last year’s celebration, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the hamlet. The celebration (rain or shine) will be on the same day as the annual Durham Task Force communitywide yard sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Maps with the yard sale locations, as well as the addresses of local artists offering open studios, will be available for $1 in Cornwallville’s Village Center (County Route 20). The program, focusing on the themes of farming and agriculture, will begin at the firehouse in the Village Center starting at 11 a.m. Speakers will include Jerry Cunningham, long-time member of the Durham Town Board, who has been running


party! We had so much fun at last year’s inaugural event, and this year promises to be even bigger and better. I hope everyone will come to visit us on Saturday, Aug. 17, as we team up with the Capital Region community for a great day of family entertainment!”

added Chairman of the Board Stephen P. Baboulis from the Palace Performing Arts Center. Pam Cerrone, director of community relations for Price Chopper/Market 32, said the event will be a chance for the community to bond. “Block parties are time-honored traditions in neighborhoods everywhere. When neighbors come together, have fun and make memories, the community is strengthened,” Cerrone said. “Price Chopper/Market 32 is excited to bring some cheer and enjoyment to the residents of Arbor Hill through support of the Palace Theatre Community Block Party.” “The Palace Theatre block party provides families in Albany with an opportunity to get outdoors, enjoy fun activities, and celebrate this wonderful community,” said Ted Herman, MVP’s senior leader, Enterprise Marketing and Communications. “MVP will always have a strong commitment to the communities we serve, and we are so proud to once again sponsor this exciting event that reinforces healthy fun for kids and adults of all ages.”

Bugsy Malone Friday, August 16, 7 p.m. Youth Theater Production – Teens Friday, August 16, 7 p.m., https:// events/ Valatie Community Theatre, 3031 Main Street, Valatie, 518-758-1309 www.valatiecommunitytheatre. org The Great American Trailer Park Musical Friday, August 16, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Music and Lyrics by David Nehls Book by Betsy Kelso There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres — and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When a stripper on the run comes between the Dr. Phil– loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband — the storms begin to brew. This hysterical, mud-splattering good time of a show is making its return to The Barn stage and it’s sharp irreverence creates one of the most laugh-out-loud shows you could ask for. $29.00, Friday, August 16, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, 518-794-8989 The Brothers Size Friday, August 16, 8 p.m. By the author of the Broadway play Choir Boy and the Academy Award winning film, Moonlight, a tough and tender drama of what it means to brother and be brothered. Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney was recently nominated for a Best Play Tony Award for “Choir Boy” $32, Friday, August 16, 8 p.m., https://www.ancramoperahouse. org/the-brothers-size Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, Ancram, 518-329-0114 Little Shop of Horrors Friday, August 16, 8 p.m. Get ready for this beloved and out-of-this-world comedy. Down on skid row we meet the meek and lovable Seymour Krelborn where he discovers a carnivorous plant that needs more than plant food to grow—it needs blood. And has plans for total world domination! This smash hit sci-fi musical will crash like a meteorite onto the stage and satisfy every appetite. $15 – $39.50, Friday, August 16, 8 p.m., Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 NY-203, Chatham, 518-392-9292 http://www.machaydntheatre. org/ Bridgman | Packer Dance Friday, August 16, 8 p.m. These Guggenheim Fellows in Choreography and 2017 Bessie Award winners have pioneered and continue to push the bound-

aries of live performance and video technology. BRIDGMAN|PACKER DANCE will be performing two works at PS21: “Table Bed Mirror” and “Voyeur.” “Table Bed Mirror,” the latest in their genre-breaking integration of dance and video navigates through an illogical and fantastical night of a shared dream between two people. Live performance, video, text, and sound score create an absurdist collage that intends to confound the sense of reality and flip assumptions upside down. “Table Bed Mirror” began with our experimenting with tables in different configurations and orientations using them as video projection screens,” Packer said. “The transformative nature of this experimentation brought us into an exploration of the dream state and the neuroscience of dreams.” “Voyeur” pushes Bridgman|Packer’s exploration of the live and virtual into new territory choreographically, thematically, and technologically. American realist painter Edward Hopper’s artistic world of color, light, perspective, and under-the-surface eroticism is the point of departure for this piece that combines video projections and live cameras on stage. This creates multiple perspectives as the performers merge and collide with the video imagery. Stream-of-consciousness sequences evoke the light, time and place of Hopper’s work. During intermission the audience is invited up on stage to interact with the cameras and projections on the set of “Voyeur” This playful interaction adds another level to the experience and allows the audience to see firsthand how BRIDGMAN|PACKER DANCE uses both live and prerecorded projections in their work. $10 – $40, Friday, August 16, 8 p.m., event/bridgman-packer-dance/ PS21, 2980 NY-66, Chatham, 518392-6121

AUGUST 17 Pets in The Park! Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. You will not want to miss this most popular event, and neither will your favorite pet! The second annual “Pets in The Park!” welcomes all sorts of furry or feathered friends. It is a wonderful feature of Copake Falls Day. Dogs, Cats, chickens, lizards….we will welcome all sorts of furry or feathered friends. There will be fun classes, prizes and awards! Early Registration 9:30-10am $5, Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., pets-in-the-park Taconic State Park – Copake Falls, 253 Route 344, Copake Falls, 518329-3993 Free Golf Clinic Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. …..adults and children!! Equipment provided. We are offering FREE Northeastern New York PGA Instruction. Lucas Cohen, PGA Professional and assistant golf professional Kevin LeClair will be readily available to help you with your game absolutely FREE. Free, Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., http://nygolfpark. com/2017/pga-instruction/free NY Golf Park, 5490 Route 9H & 23, Hudson, 518-851-7017 The Garden Conservancy Open Days Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit a private garden in Copake Falls. The garden, about thirty years of age, reflects my obsession with plants, particularly those with good foliage or of interest to wildlife, and also my belief that even in Zone 5B the view out the window can be compelling and satisfying all 365 days of the year. Sixty-five kinds of birds have been my longtime companions, along with every local frog and toad species, and we are all happy together. Informal mixed borders, shrubberies, frog-filled water gardens, and container groupings cover the steep 2.33-acre hillside. It’s a former orchard with a simple Victorian-era farmhouse and little outbuildings set in Taconic State Park lands on a rural farm road. GARDEN EXTRAS: Specialty growers Broken Arrow Nursery will be on site selling plants during all Margaret’s Open Days. Book signing and sales with Margaret Roach.. Free – $10, Saturday, August 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Garden of Margaret Roach, 99 Valley View Road, Copake Falls


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Town Mountain bluegrass concert EAST MEREDITH — On Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m., the West Kortright Centre presents Town Mountain, a bluegrass band that incorporates elements of rockabilly and oldschool country. Raw and soulful, with plenty of swagger, this Asheville band has earned rave reviews for their hard-driving sound, original songwriting, and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their live performances. Town Mountain features guitarist and lead vocalist Robert Greer, banjoist Jesse Langlais, mandolinist Phil Barker, fiddler Bobby Britt, and Zach Smith on bass. Keeping the vocals at the center and deftly telling stories through song, Town Mountain stays true to the spirit of bluegrass, while also mixing in the members’ wide-ranging influences—from the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia and the ethereal lyrics of Robert Hunter to the honest, vintage country of Willie Nelson, Town Mountain Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. Since releasing their debut album, Origi- Childers, who co-wrote one of the songs. nal Bluegrass and Roots Country (2007), Recorded at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Town Mountain has made a name for itStudios with producer Caleb Klauder, the self in bluegrass and roots circuits and has amassed a sizable catalog of original songs. 11 tracks on “New Freedom Blues” span the Their 2016 album “Southern Crescent” de- band’s eclectic influences, from traditional buted at No. 4 on the Billboard Bluegrass bluegrass to roots pop to hardscrabble honChart and remained for 10 weeks on the ky-tonk. Tickets to the 8 p.m. concert are $32 ($36 Americana Music Association’s radio chart day of); $28 West Kortright Centre member Top 40. The band’s latest album, “New Freedom ($32 day of); $10 under 19; free for children Blues” (2018), is full of new material and 8 and under. Tickets are available online features several guest artists, including Tyler until 24 hours before the show; as well as at

the door. The ticket booth opens at 7 p.m. on Aug. 17; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Concertgoers are encouraged to purchase food on-site, served by The Tulip and The Rose Café, from 6- 8 p.m., or bring a picnic to enjoy before the show. The West Kortright Centre is located midway between Oneonta, Delhi and Stamford. Follow signs from Route 23 in Davenport or Route 10, east of Delhi.

GALLERY TALK: The Schuyler Sisters and their Circle ALBANY — Explore the Revolutionary world of Albany’s Schuyler sisters: Angelica, Eliza, & Peggy. Made famous by the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton: An American Musical, the Schuyler sisters Angelica, Elizabeth, and Margaret (Peggy) were fascinating characters in American history and played significant roles in the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton.

Now, for the first time, there is an exhibition exploring the Revolutionary world of these women in the sisters’ hometown of Albany, New York. Image: Portrait of Angelica Schuyler Church with her child and servant by John Trumbull, 1784, oil on canvas, private collection. 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12210 (518) 463-4478

The Hudson Eye Stimulates Creativity and Diversity with a new multi-venue series Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation launches the first performance & visual arts series in partnership with artists, venues, and local businesses in Hudson. HUDSON — Following 10 years of decisive activity in Hudson, Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation announces its inaugural new program, The Hudson Eye, arranged by ascendant curatorial voice Aaron Levi Garvey. This series aims to stimulate cultural and economic diversity in the area, taking place Aug. 23-Sept. 2, timed through Labor Day weekend in historic downtown Hudson. The Hudson Eye curatorially frames 20 local and visiting artists, with performances, exhibitions, and talks highlighting 10 issues of interest to the local community, with a “Dine Around” series as well. The initiative steers an anonymous $50,000 local matching grant to the arts economy of Hudson. Members of the press are invited to attend an exclusive press welcome on August 23rd at 1 p.m. hosted by Hudson Hall. The Hudson Eye is an artist-driven 10-day public program and urban showcase, with a focus on Dance,

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Music, Performance, Film, Visual Art, Dining Out, and Nightlife. Works by the following artists will be featured during the First Edition of Hudson Eye: Jonah Bokaer Choreography, Ryder Cooley, Laura Gutierrez, Patrick Higgins, Rachel Libeskind, Elena Mosely, Tony Orrico, Tijana Petrovic´, Matthew Placek, Davon, Betti Rollo, Erika Schipa, Sheida Soleimani, Timothy Stanley, J.M. Tate, Alexander Turnquist and others. The program will commence daily with the Hot Topics series, an open forum taking place in

the West Room of Hudson Hall, each day at 1 p.m. This public conversation series will cover a milieu of topics that relate to both Hudson and global issues at hand. Rotating guest speakers will be featured, whose professional affiliations represent the diversity of Hudson. Following these salons, attendees are invited to visit performances, screenings, and exhibitions taking place throughout Hudson with curated performances each night at 7:30 p.m. Such programs and

performances include a solo performance by Patrick Higgins at Club Helsinki, video artworks by Marina Abramovi , Sheida Soleimani and Tijana Petrovi , a book launch and reading by Timothy Stanley at Hudson Wine Merchants and a collaborative performance by Jonah Bokaer Choreography and Rachel Libeskind at Basilica Hudson. Local venues collaborating with Hudson Eye include Basilica Hudson, Club Helsinki, Hudson Hall, Hudson Area Library, the Old Hudson Area Library, the Second Ward Foundation, Space 428 Hudson, Studio 429, Hudson Wine Merchants, and other underground venues. Additionally, The Hudson Eye program will be including, for the second time in Hudson, the highly anticipated underground art event “Wet Noise” by artist Matthew Placek. This legendary safe-space disco/funk dance party is open to all, with a welcoming atmosphere that is free of judgement and free of attitude, inviting individuals to express themselves through dance. “Wet Noise” will once again be hosted in Bokaer’s Space 428 in Hudson on Aug. 31.

Book release ‘Finding Mrs. Ford’ HUNTER — The Catskill Mountain Foundation is happy to encourage its friends to support longtime CMF and Mountaintop supporter Deborah Royce with the release of her new novel, “Finding Mrs. Ford,” on Friday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m., with a benefit to support the Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main St., Tannersville,

A lovely summer evening at the Mountain Top Library with light hors d’oeuvres and libations. Tickets start at $50 and include a signed copy of the book. Check out the library’s website for more details or stop by the library and buy your tickets. $50 ticket — Winkleman’s Tier, includes one signed copy of new novel “Finding Mrs.

Ford” by Deborah Goodrich Royce. $150 ticket — Disco Ball Tier, includes previous tier’s gift and one copy of a black and white historical photograph of Catskill Mountain scenery from the library’s historical archives. (Choices will be on display the night of the event.) $300 ticket — Calpurnia & Pliny Tier, includes previous

tier’s gifts and one hand-painted brick book for the library’s garden, with your name as the author. $500 or more ticket — Watch Hill Tier B, includes previous tier’s gifts and after the evening’s events at the library enjoy dinner with the author, Deborah Goodrich Royce, and other ticket holders, at Deer Mountain Inn.

CALENDAR LISTINGS AUGUST 17 The Garden Conservancy Open Days Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit a private garden in Copake Falls. The garden, about 30 years of age, reflects the owner’s obsession with plants, particularly those with good foliage or of interest to wildlife, and also my belief that even in Zone 5B the view out the window can be compelling and satisfying all 365 days of the year. Sixty-five kinds of birds have been my longtime companions, along with every local frog and toad species, and we are all happy together. Informal mixed borders, shrubberies, frog-filled water gardens, and container groupings cover the steep 2.33-acre hillside. It’s a former orchard with a simple Victorian-era farmhouse and little outbuildings set in Taconic State Park lands on a rural farm road. GARDEN EXTRAS: Specialty growers Broken Arrow Nursery will be on site selling plants during all Margaret’s Open Days. Book signing and sales with Margaret Roach.. Free – $10, Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Garden of Margaret Roach, 99 Valley View Road, Copake Falls Ukulele Jam Saturday, August 17, 10:30 a.m. noon Sing, strum, play! It’s more fun to play in a group. All ages are welcome to the library’s Ukulele Jams, led by Carmen Borgia, singer, songwriter and ukulele player extraordinaire! Leave your inhibitions at home. Are you a novice? The library has ukes you can borrow. Saturday, August 17, 10:30 a.m. noon, calendar/ Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham, 518-3923666 Equine Advocates Open Day Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. COME SPEND A FEW HOURS WALKING AROUND AND MEETING OUR 85 HORSES, PONIES, DONKEYS AND MULES, MOST OF WHOM WERE RESCUED FROM SLAUGHTER, ABUSE AND/OR NEGLECT. ALL ARE NOW HAPPILY ENJOYING THEIR NEW LIFE AT THE SANCTUARY. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PICNIC AT OUR POND WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND SERENE SPOTS AT THE SANCTUARY. WE HAVE GRAPHICS POSTED AT EACH PADDOCK SO YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT WHERE EACH ANIMAL CAME FROM AND WHY THEY NEEDED TO BE RESCUED. THIS HELPS MAKE YOUR VISIT A MUCH MORE PERSONAL AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL VISITORS WILL NEED TO SIGN A RELEASE FORM UPON ARRIVAL. SORRY NO PETS ALLOWED. EQUINE ADVOCATES IS A NATIONAL NON-PROFIT 501(C)(3) CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO THE PROTECTION OF HORSES, PONIES, DONKEYS & MULES. Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Equine Advocates, 3212 State Route 66, Chatham, 518-245-1599 Umbrella Sky Hudson Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. A curated outdoor pop up market featuring local artists, makers, and music. Hours: Weekends until October Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., helloumbrellasky Umbrella Sky Hudson, 411 Warren Street, Hudson, https://www.insta- New England Clam Bake Saturday, August 17, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Mark your calendars & come hungry! Our 1st ever New England Clam Bake will be held at The Greenhouse Cidery. Tony May will be dishing up delicious steamed clams New England Style + sweet corn, potatoes & all the classic fixings!! UPDATE!!! Full menu: Little Neck Clams, Prince Edward Island Mussels, Local Sweet Corn, Potatoes & Spicy Pork Sausage Price: $20/satchel Each satchel contains 6 clams, 12 mussels, 1/2 lb. of sausage Also available: 1.5 lb Maine lobsters: $20 each Live music by local band Joe Adee & The Barnstormers from 2pm5pm! Come listen, sing & dance along to a great mix of blues, easy classic rock n’ roll, ballads & original pieces. Family friendly entertainment! This traditional summertime staple is going to be an amazing day of great food, music & fun!! Our small batch hard cider, local NY craft beer, Hillrock Distillery & Grazin’ Spirits, YesFolk Kombucha + a selection of non-alcoholic options will be available. $20 – $25, Saturday, August 17, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., https:// events/2507891852595457/ The Greenhouse Cidery, 2309 State Route 203, Chatham, 518-392-4609 http://www.thechathamberryfarm. com/greenhouse-cidery.html The Great American Trailer Park Musical Saturday, August 17, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Music and Lyrics by David Nehls Book by Betsy Kelso There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres — and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When a stripper on the run comes between the Dr. Phil– loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband — the storms begin to brew. This hysterical, mud-splattering good time of a show is making its return to The Barn stage and it’s sharp irreverence creates one of the most laugh-out-loud shows you could ask for. $29.00, Saturday, August 17, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., The Theater Barn, 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, 518-794-8989 The Brothers Size Saturday, August 17, 8 p.m. By the author of the Broadway play Choir Boy and the Academy Award winning film, Moonlight, a tough and tender drama of what it means to brother and be brothered. Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney was recently nominated for a Best Play Tony Award for “Choir Boy” $32, Saturday, August 17, 8 p.m., https://www.ancramoperahouse. org/the-brothers-size Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, Ancram, 518-329-0114 Little Shop of Horrors Saturday, August 17, 8 p.m. Get ready for this beloved and out-of-this-world comedy. Down on skid row we meet the meek and lovable Seymour Krelborn where he discovers a carnivorous plant that needs more than plant food to grow—it needs blood. And has plans for total world domination! This smash hit sci-fi musical will crash like a meteorite onto the stage and satisfy every appetite. $15 – $39.50, Saturday, August 17, 8:00 pm, Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 NY-203, Chatham, 518-392-9292





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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) celebrates in the dugout after scoring a run against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees’ Judge not worried about slump The New York Times News Service

NEW YORK — Fresh off a brief question-and-answer session with reporters, Aaron Judge headed out of the New York Yankees clubhouse and into a rare night off in New York. His plans were typically low-key — dinner with friends — and similarly free from worry, despite a lingering slump at the plate. Judge had no intention of reviewing his 0-for-4, three-strikeout afternoon in the Yankees’ 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. “Short memory,” he said, citing the mantra that has kept him grounded during an especially tough month. Judge is batting just .200 in August with only one home run since July 20, a span of 95 at-bats. A less-secure slugger might begin looking for a telling flaw in his stroke, spending hours in front of a video screen. But Judge insisted his only homework would be studying the corps of Indians pitchers he will likely face during the coming fourgame series. Such is the emotional makeup of the 27-year-old star whose path to success has been anything but linear. When Judge says “baseball can really humble you,” he is referring to his struggle just to make contact in 2016, when he batted .179 in a 27-game stint, striking out in half his at-bats. But Judge proceeded to raise his average by more than 100 points in 2017, crushing 52 home runs and setting a Yankees’ record for most home runs at home in a single season. Such a disparity has left its mark on Judge and fuels his enduring Zen. “Aaron has dealt with failure; he’s seen both ends of the spectrum,” said Brett

Gardner. “We all go through slumps, but he’s one guy who knows how to deal with them.” The restraint manifests both on and off the field. His fellow Yankees say Judge’s professionalism is the template for the entire roster: He doesn’t smash garbage cans or water coolers, even after questionable calls from umpires. In the sixth inning on Tuesday night, for example, Judge took a third strike that a subsequent replay showed was several inches off the plate. But instead of arguing with the umpire Marvin Hudson. Judge instead walked a straight, quiet line back to the dugout. “What am I going to do, stop the game, get myself ejected?” Judge said. “We’ve got Gio and Didi coming up after me. I’m not going take the energy away from them.” D.J. LeMahieu, who joined the Yankees before this season, added: “People watch Aaron all the time, which isn’t an easy thing to deal with. I mean, it’s one thing to be a great player, it’s another thing to be a leader. We feed off him. You think, ‘If he can handle it, so can I.’” To a man, the Yankees are convinced Judge will return to his career norms in both batting average and power — as long as he avoids further injury. Judge missed two months of the 2018 season with a fractured wrist and was sidelined for 55 games this year with a severe oblique strain. Carlos Beltran, a special adviser to the team who dealt with a similar injury during his playing career, predicted Judge’s oblique would remain tender for the rest of the year and thus cut into his power See YANKEES B6

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The new Titletown?


Tyler Kepner The New York Times News Service

ATLANTA — For a month, the New York Mets avoided nights like this. They punished weak opponents, often with stirring comebacks. They

withstood injuries and avoided gaffes. They gave their fans a wellearned measure of hope. On Wednesday at SunTrust Park, it felt like the first half of the season again. The Mets came back to take a

seventh-inning lead on the Atlanta Braves. Then manager Mickey Callaway pulled starter Steven Matz, who had thrown just 79 pitches in six See METS B6


New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada (11) throws to first base during a 2016 spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field.

Giants’ Tate opens up after NFL denies appeal Pat Leonard New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Suspended Giants wide receiver Golden Tate revealed Wednesday that the drug he tested positive for in April is Clomiphene. Clomiphene (brand name Clomid) is not FDA-approved for men. It is approved for female infertility due to ovulatory disorder, and it’s classified in the NFL’s and NFL Players Association’s collectivelybargained policy on performance-enhancing substances as an “anti-estrogenic agent.” Doctors, however, still often prescribe it to men to improve sperm count and sperm motility, or movement capability. Tate said Wednesday he was taking it “to try to have another kid.” Clomiphene is on the List of Prohibited Substances, though, classified as a “stimulant or anabolic agent.” He would have received a two-game suspension for testing positive for a diuretic or masking agent. Instead, he received a four-game See GIANTS B6


New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate makes a catch during mini camp at Quest Diagnostic Training Center on June 4.

Joseph Tsai nears full ownership of the Brooklyn Nets Kevin Draper and Benjamin Hoffman The New York Times News Service

Joseph Tsai, a co-founder of Alibaba, the Chinese internet giant, is closing in on a record-breaking deal to gain sole ownership of the Brooklyn Nets, continuing a momentous offseason for a franchise making its most significant steps toward emerging from the shadow of the neighboring New York Knicks. The Nets deal, valuing the team at $2.35 billion, will set a record for the purchase price of a sports franchise, further signaling the ascendence of the NBA and the opportunity for Tsai to help the league capitalize on its international ambitions. “It speaks volumes for the demand and vibrancy of the NBA,” said Salvatore Galatioto, the president of Galatioto Sports Partners, who was the financial adviser on the sales of the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors, among other sports franchise sales. He is not involved in the Nets deal. Tsai, who already owns 49% of the Nets, is purchasing the remaining 51% of the team from Mikhail Prokhorov. The news that Tsai would take full control came a little more than a month after the Nets stunned the NBA by signing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, two of the summer’s top three free agents. The negotiations were confirmed by two people with knowledge of them who was not authorized to discuss them publicly. The deal will most likely close this week, though it could


Taiwanese businessman Joseph Tsai high fives the New York players after the preseason WNBA game against the China National Team on May 9 at Barclays Center.

take longer, the people cautioned. It will require approval by the NBA’s Board of Governors, but that is considered a formality because Tsai has already been vetted. The deal does not include a stake in the

Barclays Center, the team’s arena, though Tsai is expected to eventually gain control of that, too. Prokhorov’s Onexim Sports and Entertainment currently controls the arena’s operating rights.

The New York Post first reported news of the sale. A spokesman for the company that controls the Nets declined to comment. A spokeswoman for Tsai did not respond to a request for comment. Tsai agreed to purchase his initial stake in the team in 2017. It included an agreement that he could complete the full purchase of the team in 2021. With this deal, which has been hinted at for months, Tsai will take control of the team more than a full year early. The previous record sale price for an NBA franchise was the $2.2 billion that Tilman Fertitta paid for the Houston Rockets in 2017. David Tepper also paid $2.2 billion, an NFL record, for the Carolina Panthers in 2018. That two years later the Nets cost more than the Rockets demonstrates how potential owners believe the NBA’s value is on the rise. At the time they were sold, the Rockets were one of the league’s best teams, played in one of the largest markets in the United States, employed perhaps the league’s best player in James Harden, and had won multiple titles. The Nets play in a modern arena in New York, but they are the city’s less popular NBA team, by far. Both in Brooklyn and at its previous home in New Jersey, the Nets franchise has struggled to attract fans to its games. The Nets have mostly had losing records, though there were periods of success, including in the early 2000s with Jason Kidd. They made a surprising See NETS B6



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American League Tuesday’s games Houston 6, Chicago White Sox 2 N.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 3 Toronto 3, Texas 0 Boston 7, Cleveland 6, 10 innings Seattle 11, Detroit 6 Chicago White Sox 4, Houston 1 Wednesday’s games Texas 7, Toronto 3 N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 5 Boston 5, Cleveland 1 Chicago White Sox 13, Houston 9 Detroit 3, Seattle 2 Thursday’s games Seattle (TBD) at Detroit (Turnbull 3-10), 1:10 p.m. Cleveland (Plutko 4-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Green 2-3), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Smeltzer 1-2) at Texas (Payano 1-1), 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Lopez 7-9) at L.A. Angels (Heaney 1-3), 10:07 p.m. Houston (Sanchez 2-0) at Oakland (Fiers 11-3), 10:07 p.m. Friday’s games Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 10:07 p.m. National League Tuesday’s games Washington 3, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 4, Chicago Cubs 2 L.A. Dodgers 15, Miami 1 Atlanta 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Arizona 9, Colorado 3 Wednesday’s games Colorado 7, Arizona 6

Washington 17, Cincinnati 7 Philadelphia 11, Chicago Cubs 1 L.A. Dodgers 9, Miami 1 Atlanta 6, N.Y. Mets 4 Thursday’s games L.A. Dodgers (Buehler 10-2) at Miami (Smith 7-6), 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Darvish 4-6) at Philadelphia (Smyly 1-1), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wacha 6-5) at Cincinnati (Gray 7-6), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Stroman 0-0) at Atlanta (Teheran 7-7), 7:20 p.m. San Francisco (Rodriguez 4-6) at Arizona (Young 4-2), 9:40 p.m. Friday’s games Milwaukee at Washington, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 7:20 p.m. Miami at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Interleague Tuesday’s games Minnesota 7, Milwaukee 5 St. Louis 2, Kansas City 0 San Francisco 3, Oakland 2 Pittsburgh 10, L.A. Angels 7 Tampa Bay 7, San Diego 5 Wednesday’s games Milwaukee 6, Minnesota 5 San Diego 7, Tampa Bay 2 Oakland 9, San Francisco 5 L.A. Angels 7, Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 6, Kansas City 0 Thursday’s games No games scheduled Friday’s game N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 8-5) at Kansas City (Montgomery 1-3), 8:15 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Chargers, 4 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Monday’s game San Francisco at Denver, 8 p.m.

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Transactions BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE Baltimore Orioles - Claimed RHP Ryan Eades off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. Designated RHP Jimmy Yacabonis for assignment. Sent RF DJ Stewart on a rehab assignment to Norfolk (IL). Chicago White Sox - Optioned RHP Jose Ruiz to Charlotte (IL). Cleveland Indians - Optioned LHP Josh D. Smith to Columbus (IL). Recalled LHP Logan Allen from Columbus (IL). Detroit Tigers - Optioned RHP John Schreiber to Toledo (IL). Placed LHP Blaine Hardy on the 60-day IL, retroactive to Aug. 8. Recalled RHP David McKay from Toledo (IL). Sent C Grayson Greiner on a rehab assignment to Lakeland (FSL). Houston Astros - Optioned RHP Joe Biagini and CF Myles Straw to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP Cy Sneed from Round Rock (PCL). Los Angeles Angels - Activated RHP Noe Ramirez from the 10-day IL. Optioned RHP Jake Jewell to Salt Lake (PCL). New York Yankees - Claimed RHP Ryan Dull off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. Designated RHP Brady Lail for assignment. Optioned RHP Adonis Rosa to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Recalled SS Thairo Estrada from Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre (IL). Oakland Athletics - Designated C Beau Taylor for assignment. Optioned LF Nick Martini to Las Vegas (PCL). Selected the contract of 2B Corban Joseph from Las Vegas (PCL). Seattle Mariners - Sent RHP Felix Hernandez on a rehab assignment to Everett (NWL). Tampa Bay Rays - Placed RF Avisail Garcia on the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Jose De Leon from Durham (IL). Sent 2B Brandon Lowe on a rehab assignment to GCL Rays (GCL). NATIONAL LEAGUE Arizona Diamondbacks - Outrighted LF Blake Swihart to Reno (PCL). Colorado Rockies - Optioned RHP Jeff Hoffman to Albuquerque (PCL). Recalled RHP Yency Almonte from Albuquerque (PCL). Miami Marlins - Outrighted 3B Yadiel Rivera to New Orleans (PCL). Sent 1B Neil Walker on a rehab assignment to Jupiter (FSL). Milwaukee Brewers - Optioned RHP Jake Faria to San Antonio (PCL). Recalled RHP Ray Black from San Antonio (PCL). Sent RHP Jimmy Nelson on a rehab assignment to San Antonio (PCL). New York Mets - Placed LF Jeff McNeil on the 10-day IL. Released 2B Adeiny Hechavarria. Selected the contract of 2B Ruben Tejada from Syracuse (IL). Transferred RHP Jacob Rhame from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL. Philadelphia Phillies - Placed RHP Jake Arrieta on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Aug. 12. Selected the contract of 1B Logan Morrison from Lehigh Valley (IL). Transferred RHP Jerad Eickhoff from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL.

FOOTBALL NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Atlanta Falcons - Acquired QB Danny Etling off waivers from the New England Patriots. Cincinnati Bengals - Acquired DE Dare Odeyingbo off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cut T Kent Perkins. Green Bay Packers - Cut DB Derrick Jones. Kansas City Chiefs - Cut RB Josh Caldwell. Los Angeles Chargers - Cut LB Josh Corcoran. Placed TE Andrew Vollert on IR from waivers. Signed TE Ben Johnson. New Orleans Saints - Signed LB Drew Lewis. New York Giants - Acquired P Johnny Townsend off waivers from the Oakland Raiders. Cut TE Scott Simonson and DE Alex Jenkins. Placed TE Isaiah Searight on IR from waivers. Signed DB Terrell Sinkfield. New York Jets - Signed DB Marcus Cooper. Waived TE Nick Truesdell.


Justin Turner (10) and Cody Bellinger (35) of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate a home run against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park in Miami on Wednesday.

Oddsmakers see L.A. as the city of potential sports champions Arash Markazi Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Championships are the only currency that matters to Los Angeles sports fans. It’s a city without pity when it comes to disappointment. Expectations are often greater than they should be in L.A., where reality and fandom don’t mix well. For example, even as the Lakers missed the playoffs the last six seasons many diehards still began each year with championship aspirations. When your team has won 16 titles it’s perhaps understandable to think anyone wearing purple and gold can somehow find a way to win, even if the starting lineup includes Wayne Ellington, Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black. However, for the first time in a while, the championship expectations of sports fans here align with the oddsmakers in Las Vegas. Six L.A. teams are among the top four betting favorites in their sport. So you’re not going out on a limb if you’re putting your money on Los Angeles celebrating a championship or two over the next year. Here’s a look at the current odds for each team at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook and my take on how they’ll finish: Dodgers championship odds: 5/2 The Dodgers have the best record in baseball and are either the favorite or second to the Houston Astros to win the World Series at most sports books. This is familiar territory for the Dodgers, who have advanced to the

championship series the last two seasons but haven’t won since 1988. Prediction: We will see a rematch of the 2017 World Series, but this time Walker Buehler will be on the mound instead of Yu Darvish. The Dodgers will claim their first Series championship in 31 years with Cody Bellinger winning MVP. The last championship team from Los Angeles is the Sparks and they look ready to claim their second title since 2016 this season. The Sparks are behind the Washington Mystics, Connecticut Sun and the Las Vegas Aces in the eyes of oddsmakers, but they have won five in a row and 11 of 13 after a slow start . Prediction: The Sparks will defeat the Mystics in the WNBA Finals, with Nneka Ogwumike winning MVP. Derek Fisher will join Michael Cooper as former Lakers champions to lead the Sparks to a title. LAFC championship odds: 3/2 Coming off a record-setting inaugural season, LAFC has the best record in the league and has been a heavy favorite to win the MLS Cup for most of the year, thanks in large part to Carlos Vela, who leads the league in goals. LAFC is undefeated at Banc of California Stadium, and if they sustain their current pace and win a title, they will go down as one of the best MLS teams ever. Prediction: LAFC will win the MLS Cup with a victory over Atlanta United FC on a late, gamewinning goal from Vela, who will

claim MVP honors. Galaxy championship odds: 16/1 The Galaxy have been right behind their “El Trafico” rivals with the second-best odds for most of the season but have dipped to seventh after losing three straight, two by shutout. Prediction: Zlatan Ibrahimovic will lead the Galaxy to the conference semifinals before they fall to LAFC for the first time. (Despite their success the last two seasons, LAFC has yet to beat the Galaxy.) Rams championship odds: 12/1 After losing to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, the Rams opened as co-favorites with the Patriots to win Super Bowl LIV. They have since dipped behind the Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints in the eyes of oddsmakers because of questions about Todd Gurley’s health. Prediction: The Rams defeat the Chiefs in an epic rematch of their Monday Night Football game at the Coliseum last year. Aaron Donald is the MVP as L.A. celebrates its first Super Bowl since the Raiders won in 1984. Chargers championship odds: 14/1 Though overshadowed here by the Rams, the Chargers’ record since Oct. 2, 2017, is 23-9 compared to 22-8 for the Rams. The Chargers were tied for the best record in the AFC last year at 12-4 and will field one of the most talented teams in the league. That’s why the Chargers’

current odds may be the best value on the board. Prediction: Melvin Gordon’s holdout bleeds into the season and the Chargers finish behind the Chiefs in the AFC West and lose to them in the AFC Divisional round. Lakers championship odds: 4/1 The Lakers are either the favorite or right behind the Clippers in the eyes of oddsmakers after a blockbuster summer where they added Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Danny Green to round out a potential starting lineup with LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma. Prediction: After a slow start, the Lakers return to the playoffs for the first time since 2013 and win their first title since 2010. James wins MVP as the Lakers down the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals. Clippers championship odds: 7/2 For the first time in franchise history, the Clippers are favorites to win the NBA championship at many sports books, having added Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to the nucleus of Lou Williams, Patrick Beverle y, Montrezl Harrell and Landry Shamet that won 48 games last season. Prediction: The Clippers finish with the best record in the West, but their home court advantage at Staples Center won’t help them much in their first trip to the conference finals as the Lakers take the first postseason “Hallway Series.”

Coach accuses Little League World Series team of sign stealing Jacob Bogage The Washington Post

Sign stealing is as old as baseball itself. It’s a wily act of espionage, generally tolerated as part of baseball’s famous “unwritten rules.” But in Little League baseball, the practice is, in fact, part of the rule book. It’s strictly illegal. Now a manager of a team that came up just short of reaching the nationally televised Little League World Series is accusing a rival team of violating those rules. Pat Dutton, who coaches the New Hampshire champion Goffstown Little League, said players from Rhode Island’s Barrington Little League stole signs during the New England regional final last Saturday. He called the alleged reconnaissance “unsportsmanlike,” “dishonorable” and “disgusting” in an article published this week in the New Hampshire Union Leader. Barrington Little League denied the accusations and said they were “unfortunate” and that the article’s premise was “false.” “We hold our coaches, players and teams to the highest standards, and do not coach or condone unsportsmanlike behavior of any kind,” the Rhode Island group said in a statement (via Little League International did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Dutton alleged that Rhode Island players on the base paths were peeking in at the catcher’s signs and relaying them to hitters before pitches. The home plate umpire did once stop play to warn the Rhode Island

coaches that such a violation would lead to ejections for the offending players as well as the manager. “You can see [runners on second base] leaning in, looking in and they’re doing hand gestures to their kid [at the plate] indicating what kind of pitch it is and where it’s located,” Dutton told the Union Leader. “You can do that in big league ball, but in Little League it’s unsportsmanlike, it’s dishonorable and it’s disgusting. They did it the whole tournament and got away with it, and now that’s what’s representing New England in the Little League World Series. It’s just a bad look.” Sign stealing is an age-old tradition and loosely accepted at most levels of competitive baseball. Runners on second base commonly peer in at a catcher’s signs to tip off hitters as to what pitch is coming next. Coaches and fielders study opponents to decipher whether a base runner is stealing or a batter is bunting. But even Major League Baseball officials have tried to force teams to cut back on the practice. Commissioner Rob Manfred circulated a five-page memo ahead of spring training to emphasize the league’s existing sign-stealing rules and outline new ones governing the use of technology and replay systems. Team replay assistants, who help notify managers when to challenge a call on the field, are monitored by a security expert to prevent them from misusing game tape to search for an opponent’s signs. Paranoid coaches over the years, though,

have devised intricate systems to relay signals all over the diamond. Even without runners on base, catchers will use an entire series of signs to call a pitch. Managers and base coaches have dozens of dummy signs to fool defenses. Baseball has even developed the “wipe off” sign, where a coach can call for a specific play, then cancel it just to throw an opponent off the scent. Dutton said he suspected Barrington of stealing signs during a regional semifinal, which New Hampshire won, 2-1. But Rhode Island defeated Connecticut in the losers’ bracket to force a rematch with New Hampshire in the title game. In that matchup, Rhode Island jumped out to a 5-2 lead after a four-run rally in the fourth inning (Little League games are played to six innings) and hung on for a 6-4 win to represent the region in the Little League World Series, which begins this week. The New England champion will face Southeast region champion South Riding, Virginia, on Thursday. “It’s just frustrating to see teams and kids having to go about it that way when clearly they were playing better than we were,” Dutton said. “They didn’t have to do that. That’s something these kids don’t learn on their own. That’s something that they’re taught. They’re coached to do that. “Obviously the team condones it, they coach it, and, personally, that’s something that I’m completely against. Little League is supposedly against it, but you wouldn’t know it this week.”


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The Mahomes Effect: How (and why) kids in KC are emulating the Chiefs QB Sam McDowell The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On a Sunday afternoon last fall, teenager Timothy Dorsey sat in front of the TV and flipped on the Chiefs game, same as he’d done hundreds of times before. The Chiefs have long been like a faith in his family, started by his grandfather, carried on by his father. On this day, Dorsey watched as Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes rolled to his right to elude pressure, contorted his body in a flash and threw a deep ball back to his left. On the money. Whoa, the teenager thought. How’d he do that? Dorsey is a junior at Bishop Miege High School who hopes to be the starting quarterback for the varsity football team this year, and his own training background offers a unique perspective on the collection of otherworldly Mahomes plays. That was his first thought that afternoon. Blissful appreciation. He snickers at his second. I bet we start practicing that play this week. Late at night, after his wife and kids have gone to bed, Justin Hoover digs into some film work. He has long forgotten what it feels like to watch a game as a normal fan. During a college football Saturday or NFL Sunday, he carries a scratch sheet of paper with him, taking notes on quarterback play. Sometimes he uses the app on his iPhone. In 2013, Hoover opened Spin It Quarterback Academy in Kansas City. Considered a top quarterback guru in the area, he’s also the head coach for Shawnee Mission East. And so a few days after Dorsey watched Mahomes prolong that late fourth-quarter drive with the against-the-grain deep route to wide receiver Tyreek Hill, he showed up at Spin It for a biweekly group session, already knowing what was coming. Jake Wolff, a junior in line to start at Blue Valley this fall, joined him there. Hoover ran them through a series of foundation drills. The layups, he calls them. Then came the fun stuff. The off-script. The off-platform. The off-schedule. The stuff most coaches tell you not to do. How it’s labeled on Hoover’s printed schedule: Mahomes Minutes. “You have to practice the hard stuff. You have to practice the, ‘No, no no!’ moments in order to get that ‘yes’ result,” Hoover says. “When the pocket is fine and the window is there, we go back to our training and the stuff we’ve practiced a million times. But when the pocket breaks down, are we still capable of making a play? That depends whether you have enough reps practicing it.” Earlier this year, Hoover researched the look of the typical quarterback pocket. Combining three years of data at the high school level, he discovered the typical pocket was, well, atypical. Per his research, only onethird of passes were released without any extra required movement. Without an effective pass rush. With a clean pocket. The remaining twothirds required some creativity and instincts. Footwork. Arm angle. Body contortion. It’s all part of the final product, all potentially in need of alteration to throw the right pass. “What’s the return on investment if 80 percent of the stuff you’re practicing is the stuff you’re only going to use 30-35 percent of the time?” Hoover says. There’s a Mahomes Effect on youth and high school football in Kansas City. The Chiefs’ star has made it “cool to play quarterback again,” Hoover says. More local middle school kids are joining Hoover’s summer Spin It camps, “and half

those guys wear a headband.” And when he polls the room to ask kids their favorite quarterback, wouldn’t you know it, almost every last one of them says Mahomes. But the real benefit is that atypical. The stuff that actually shows up on the field. The ability to improvise and make quick decisions when necessary. Hoover has long believed in teaching the abnormal throwing motions. They’re part of every game. Might as well practice it, right? Mahomes has offered validation. “Nobody is going to be Mahomes because of his talent — his arm is insane,” Dorsey says. “But if we can use our body and our core, we can try to get close to that type of throw that he usually does.” Wolff has a text chain with his wide receivers at Blue Valley. He tries to throw six days every week. They cycle through all the normal routes. Fades. Curls. Posts. Without a pass rush, Wolff uses his foundational training as he throws route after route. Hoover doesn’t advance quarterbacks to the “Mahomes Minutes” until they have that down first. With his teammates, Wolff mimics escaping pressure. Things he’s seen Mahomes do on Sundays. Plays that could extend a drive. “When I first started moving around and throwing it like that, my receivers were like, ‘What the heck are you doing? Just throw the ball’ “ Wolff says. “But once I explained that not every throw I make in a game is going to come in a perfect way, they got it.” By nature, some plays are almost designed for unique arm angles. Most high schools, for example, implement some


Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes signs autographs before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on October 21, 2018.

form of run-pass option (RPO) into their playbook. Even when electing to throw immediately, a passer often needs to release the ball in a sidearm or threequarters motion. Hoover’s students practice keeping their hand in proper position, even when dropping the arm slot. They simulate specific types of blitzes. What if the defensive tackle bull rushes the left guard? What if my left tackle gets beat? What if an extra blitzer comes from my right side, but all of my receivers’ routes are headed that direction? How will I throw against my body? Mahomes is a master of such situations. No, he isn’t the first quarterback to do it. Hoover actually drills one move he calls “Romo,” specifically for the former Cowboys quarterback, and it’s been in his

training routine for years. But Mahomes does the improvisation most consistently. He owns the largest repertoire of escapes and arm angles and lower and upper-body contortions. More simply, he’s Exhibit A. And one that hits close to home. “But listen, he’s a one-percenter in terms of ability — he’s on a different planet,” Hoover says. “Typically what we’ll do is try something he does but in a different tempo or a different pace. Let’s do part of that move.” The lesson is knowing when to need it. When to actually use it in a game. It’s not going to be the opening drive. “But what if it’s 21-17 in the fourth quarter and it’s fourth (down) and six? That’s why we set up situations in our practice.”

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City of Hudson Issues Request for Proposal for its DRI BRIDGE District Connectivity Improvement Project The City of Hudson is seeking the services of qualified professionals to design and implement streetscape improvements within the City's Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) BRIDGE District. The City of Hudson has identified a series of streetscape and multimodal improvements to be approached with design excellence that will address pedestrian safety, enhance multimodal transportation, and improve connectivity to adjacent neighborhoods and the City's Downtown. This DRI project is funded by the NYS Department of State (NYSDOS). The City would like to more fully develop these concepts, select priority improvements based on public input/stakeholder feedback and advance key components through construction based on this input and the project budget, working with the City's DRI Committee and Grant Management Consultant. In 2017, Hudson was selected by New York State's Capital Region Regional Economic Development Council (CREDC) as one of the ten DRI Round Two communities. The City and its local partners were awarded $10 million in state funding to revitalize the designated BRIDGE District (Build-Renew-InventDevelop-Grow-Empower) located west of the City's Downtown with Second Street forming the eastern boundary, the Hudson River to the west, South Bay wetlands to the south and Dock Street to the north.. The overall plan should improve safety, provide enhanced connectivity to downtown and complementary DRI related investments. An optional pre-submission site tour will be scheduled for August 13, 2019, pre-registration is required to ensure seating space available for the driving tour. Following the submission deadline of August 27, 2019, select firms may be invited for interviews. RFP documents are below. For further information contact the Office of the Mayor, 518.828.7217. Gardner Family Farm LLC, a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 6/3/2019. Office location: Columbia County. SSNY is designated as

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NOTICE OF SALE Notice is herby given pursuant to Chapter 182 of New York State Lien Law Spot On Storage, 61 Maple Ave Catskill NY 12414 will sell the contents of the following units on location for CASH only, if payment is not received. Unless otherwise stated the description of the contents are household goods and furnishings, boxes, misc. Public sale will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11:30 am or any day thereafter that weather permits at Spot on Storage 61 Maple Ave Catskill, NY 12414. Spot on Storage reserves the right to refuse any and all bids, remove units from auction list and to cancel the auction at any time for any reason. Unit #535 Michael Fay, Unit #530 Kenneth Flood, Unit #351 Janet Hackett, Unit #526 Bianca Hayden, Unit #407 Eugene Holloway, Unit #659 Nicole Kaider, Unit #448 Debra Norton, Unit #462 Debra Norton, Unit #513 Debra Norton, Unit #652 James Menard, Unit #RV 14 (large recreation vehicle) James Menard, Unit #120 Sean Quinn, Unit #343 Janet Salvatore, Unit #648 Jenaya Salvatore, Unit #139 Patricia Sirianni, Unit #615 Jesus Villable. Owner reserves the right to bid at sale, reject any/all bids, cancel or adjourn the sale. All purchased goods are sold "as is"; CASH ONLY. Any parties having interest in said Units, or require more information, or to make a payment, please call 518-943-5400.

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF GREENE MIDFIRST BANK, Plaintiff AGAINST PETER PROFERA, CATHERINE PROFERA, ET AL., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated June 11, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Lobby of the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Catskill, NY, on September 19, 2019 at 2:00PM, premises known as 4546 ROUTE 32, AKA 4546 HIGHWAY 32, CATSKILL, NY 12414. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Catskill, Greene County, New York, SECTION 185.00, BLOCK 3, LOT 12. Approximate amount of judgment $148,558.04 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 2019-0030. MATTHEW P. FOLEY, ESQ., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS Please take notice that sealed bids will be received for the purchase of: ABRASIVES (DRY SCREENED AND WASHED) USED IN SNOW AND ICE CONTROL at the office of the Greene County Highway Superintendent, 240 West Main Street, P.O. Box 485, Catskill, NY 12414 until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 at which time they will be opened and publicly read. Bids shall be contained in sealed envelopes, clearly marked "BID FOR ABRASIVES (DRY SCREENED)" or "BID FOR ABRASIVES (WASHED)". Specifications can be obtained by any bidder at the Greene County Highway Department, 240 West Main Street, Catskill, NY and bids shall be made in accordance with the forms, which contain the Instructions to Bidders. Contract Period: September 20, 2019 September 19, 2020 The County of Greene may waive any formalities or reject any and/or all bids and readvertise for new bids at its discretion. No bid may be withdrawn by any bidder for a period of 45 days from the date of bid opening. PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Greene County will sell, to the highest bidder, pursuant to General Municipal Law §215(5), a small paved portion of Tax Map ID No.: 156.78-2-38, described as follows: Deed Description: off Water Street


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COLUMBIA-GREENE MEDIA Village of Catskill, Town of Catskill, New York All that tract of parcel of land situate in the Village of Catskill, Town of Catskill, County of Greene, and the State of New York, known and designated as Parcel A, as shown on a map entitled "Map of Subdivision of Lands Belonging to The County of Greene," filed in the Greene County Clerk's Office on August 8 2019 in Drawer EASI-K as Map No- 2019 73 bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point in the Northwesterly corner of lands now or formerly 391 Main Street LLC (Instrument D2018-367), said point being the Northwesterly building corner; thence along the Westerly lines of said lands now or formerly 391 Main Street LLC the following 2 courses: generally along the face of the said building South 18°39'54" East 28.50 feet to a point and South 71 °35'58" West 31.14 feet to a point; thence through lands now or formerly The County of Greene (Liber 1048, cp 15) the following 6 courses: North 16°23'12" West 3.17 feet to a point, North 73°36'48" East 8.40 feet to a point, North 18°18'15" West 28.46 feet to a point, North 71 °41 '45" East 3.21 feet to a point, South 18 degree 50*53" East 2.85 feet to a point and North 71 degrees 31'33" East 19.23 feet to the point or place of beginning. Containing 0.02 of an Acre of land, more or less. Subject to the existing easements and rightsof-way of record, if any. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the premises are landlocked and lack ingress and egress; PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that said parcel of land may not conform to current zoning requirements. THE MINIMUM BID WHICH THE COUNTY WILL ACCEPT SHALL NOT BE LESS THAN TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED ($2,500.00) DOLLARS. SUCCESSFUL BIDDER SHALL BE ADDITIONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SURVEY FEE OF EIGHT HUNDRED, FIFTY ($850.00) DOLLARS NO BID SHALL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 5:00 PM ON SEPTEMBER 5,2019 ALL BIDS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO: GREENE COUNTY ATTORNEY 411 MAIN STREET SUITE 443 CATSKILL, NY 12414 PUBLIC NOTICE, VILLAGE OF CHATHAM, COLUMBIA COUNTY, NEW YORK. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED LOCAL LAW ENTITLED "A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE ZONING CODE OF THE VILLAGE OF CHATHAM." PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Chatham shall hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 beginning at 6:10 PM at Tracy Memorial Village Hall, 77

Main Street, Chatham, NY, 12037 for the purpose of taking public comment on a proposed local law entitled "A Local Law to Amend the Zoning Code of the Village of Chatham." The proposed law is an extensive update and revision of the zoning laws of the Village of Chatham, New York. Revisions to the Village Zoning Code contained in the proposed law include both substantive and procedural matters, and may be applicable throughout the entirety of the Village of Chatham. At such public hearing, all interested persons shall have the opportunity to be heard. Copies of the proposed "Local Law to Amend the Zoning Code of the Village of Chatham" are available in the Village Clerk's Office, 77 Main Street, Chatham, NY, and on the Village's Website ( Debra Meyers Chatham Village Clerk PUBLIC NOTICE, VILLAGE OF CHATHAM, COLUMBIA COUNTY, NEW YORK. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED LOCAL LAW ENTITLED "A LOCAL LAW CHANGING THE DATES OF WATER & SEWER BILLING." PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Chatham shall hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 beginning at 6:00 PM at Tracy Memorial Village Hall, 77 Main Street, Chatham, NY, 12037 for the purpose of taking public comment on a proposed local law entitled "A Local Law Changing the Dates of Water & Sewer Billing." The proposed law conforms the Village Code to a March, June, September, December quarterly billing cycle. At such public hearing, all interested persons shall have the opportunity to be heard. Copies of the proposed "Local Law Changing the Dates of Water & Sewer Billing" are available in the Village Clerk's Office, 77 Main Street, Chatham, NY, and on the Village's Website ( Debra Meyers Chatham Village Clerk STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF GREENE DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-13, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-13 Plaintiff, vs. MARTIN R. MILLER, A/K/A MARTIN T. MILLER, A/K/A MARTIN MILLER, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT In pursuance of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the office of the County Clerk of Greene County on July 1, 2019, I, Angelo Scaturro, Esq., the Referee

named in said Judgment, will sell in one parcel at public auction on September 19, 2019 at the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Village of Catskill, County of Greene, State of New York, at 10:00 A.M., the premises described as follows: 37 Boondock Lane a/k/a 37 Boon Dock Lane Athens, NY 12015 SBL No.: 140.00-1-5 ALL THAT TRACT OF PARCEL OF LAND situate in the Town of Athens, County of Greene and State of New York The premises are sold subject to the provisions of the filed judgment, Index No. 18-0127 in the amount of $108,193.08 plus interest and costs. Kristin M. Bolduc, Esq. Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Plaintiff's Attorney 500 Bausch & Lomb Place Rochester New York, 14604 Tel.: 855-227-5072 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF PICKENS IN THE PROBATE COURT Case #: 2017ES3900453 NOTICE OF HEARING IN THE MATTER OF: BLANCHE JULIA NICHOLOS (Decedent) GAIL DEMAR, Petitioner. -vsGloria Wilowski Demar, Edmond W i l o w s k i , Jennifer Wilowski, Phyllis Bridenbaugh, Linda Manoli, Jeanne Bifus aka Jeanne Wilowski, Respondents. DATE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 TIME: 10:30 A.M. PLACE: Pickens County Probate Court 222 McDaniel Avenue, Suite B-16, Pickens, SC 29671 PURPOSE OF HEARING: To formally appoint a Personal Representative for the Estate of Blanche Julia Nicholos. Executed this 31st day of July, 2019. s/Steven L. Alexander STEVEN L. ALEXANDER ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER P.O. BOX 618 PICKENS, SC 29671 (864)898-3208 SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF GREENE U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CBASS MORTGAGE LOAN ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-SC1, Plaintiff against- DENNIS T. HEINES; DANA HEINES, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated July 18, 2016, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Greene County Courthouse, 320 Main Street, Catskill, NY on September 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. premises situate, lying and being in the Village and Town of Athens, County of Greene and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point marked by the

most westerly corner of a brick building located on the parcel herein described, said point of beginning also being the intersection of the northeast side of Second Street with the southeast side of North Warren Street; RUNNING THENCE, North East 88.00 feet, RUNNING THENCE, South East 30.45 feet; THENCE continuing along lands of Michael G. and Carl John Black the following three courses: South West, 54.00 feet; RUNNING THENCE, South East, 5.00 feet and South West, 33.65 feet; RUNNING THENCE along the northeasterly side of Second Street to and along the southwesterly face of the brick building located on the parcel herein described; THENCE North West, 35.45 feet. Said premises known as 62 SECOND STREET, ATHENS, NY Approximate amount of lien $256,485.91 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment and Terms of Sale. Index Number 1001/2011. RAKESH N. JOSHI, ESQ., Referee Dorf & Nelson LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 555 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Rye, NY 10580

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MEDINAH, Ill. — Tiger Woods was walking with his pro-am playing partners Wednesday at Medinah Country Club when he heard that Serena Williams had pulled out of a tournament in Ohio because of back spasms. It was the second time in the span of three days that she was forced to drop out of a competition. The same injury also forced Williams to retire during the first set of the Rogers Cup final in Toronto. Woods could relate. He withdrew before the second round of last week’s FedEx Cup playoff opener at Liberty National Golf Club when he awoke after an opening 4-over 75 bothered by a strained oblique muscle that left his surgically repaired back feeling stiff. Five days later, Woods said he felt much better, but as a precautionary measure, he refrained from hitting full shots during the second nine of his pro-am before the BMW Championship,

which started on Thursday. Woods, 43, and Williams, 37, are both transplanted Southern Californians who live roughly 25 miles apart in South Florida, but their bond is more than roots-deep. They are trailblazing, transformative champions who, after being the faces of their respective sports for the past two decades, find themselves fighting battles on multiple fronts, against age, injuries and youthful adversaries, all while juggling parental responsibilities. “That’s why we’ve become so close,” Woods said. Their journeys from childhood prodigies to parents and single-name icons have taken them down parallel paths. Williams was pregnant with her daughter, Olympia, when she won her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the 2017 Australian Open to pull within one of the career record-holder, Margaret Court. Last year, after Williams returned to competition following a difficult childbirth


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that included serious medical complications, she advanced to the final at Wimbledon in her fourth tournament back. Then she made a second final at the U.S. Open. She lost both but won the everlasting admiration of Woods, who said, “It’s unbelievable what she’s done. To come back and play like she

has, it just goes to show you how good she is, how talented she is.” Woods credited Williams for inspiring him in his comeback from spinal fusion surgery, which he described as “a last resort” after three less complex operations. He put together his own improbable run last

summer, finishing second at the 2018 PGA Championship and winning the Tour Championship a month later for his first title since 2013. In April, Woods won the Masters for his first major title in 11 years and his 15th overall, pulling him to within three of the record-holder, Jack Nicklaus. Afterward, in a Twitter post, Williams said she was “literally in tears” watching Woods, whose performance she described as “greatness like no other.” She added, “I’m so inspired. Thank you, buddy.” Woods and Williams exchange texts frequently. Their friendship has deepened and evolved, Woods said, since their scar tissue began to accrue. They are fellow travelers comparing notes on their separate journeys through the same largely uncharted terrain. Both have outside interests that could happily occupy them. Neither Woods nor Williams needs any more titles to feel complete. Woods has his

foundation, which funds learning centers throughout the country, and a side business in course design. Williams has her own fashion line. They are among the wealthiest athletes on the planet, and yet there they were, Woods in New Jersey, Williams in Canada, trying to compete through pain and failing, but returning days later to give it another go, as if their next mortgage payment depended on it. “I think they put themselves through it because they don’t want to let people down,” said the four-time major winner Rory McIlroy, who knows Woods well and observed Williams at close range while he was engaged to her good friend, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. He added: “You get what you give, and I think Tiger and Serena over the years have given people so much joy by playing their sport the best they can. They want to be able to keep doing that, but it’s hard. Time catches up.”



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playoff run last season. The multibillion dollar deal for the team, despite that history, demonstrates the value of scarcity. Roughly one NBA team is sold each year — NFL franchises come to market even less often — while the pool of potential owners is expanding because of those enriched by the tech boom and the desire to court foreign owners like Prokhorov and Tsai. “I don’t think there is an NBA team that would sell for under a billion,” Galatioto said. “I would be shocked for that.” Prokhorov, a Russian national who made his fortune in nickel mining, spent just $223 million in 2009 — and agreed to assume certain debts — to purchase 80% of the Nets and 45% of the Barclays Center operating rights, from Bruce C. Ratner. Six years later,

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output. Judge disputed that assessment, however, and said his current home run drought had nothing to do with his health. “I feel 100%, there’s no problem,” he said before hinting at the real culprit. “It’s a little something with my top hand, which I’m working on.” The Yankees would obviously welcome the return of Judge’s long balls. They have an unobstructed path to the playoffs, but the seasonlong struggles of their rotation will come into sharper focus in October, only increasing the need for run production. The Yankees have been lucky that LeMahieu, Gio

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ban for the stimulant in his system. Tate, 31, blamed the doctor he claims prescribed the fertility treatment to him. He said “the doctor said it was not a banned substance” and had told Tate he’d treated other NFL players the same way before. But Tate was drug-tested, and between taking the drug test and receiving the results, he said: “I was out to dinner one night with a guy who worked for me, and we started talking about another player who was getting suspended for something completely different, and kind of a light went off in my head,

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dazzling innings. The Braves promptly scored five runs off Seth Lugo to win, 6-4, giving the Mets their third loss in a row. Matz had two hits of his own — including a two-out single that sparked the Mets’ go-ahead rally in the top of the seventh — and retired 14 Braves in a row. And while Lugo allowed some weak hits, he walked the leadoff man and the next six hitters made contact off him, dooming the Mets. It was not their only loss of the day. Earlier Wednesday, they placed Jeff McNeil, their All-Star leadoff man, on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. In doing so, they welcomed back Ruben Tejada, who played his first game for the team since the 2015 division series at Dodger Stadium. Tejada batted seventh Wednesday and went 0 for 4 with a strikeout, two ground

Prokhorov bought Ratner out of both entities at a much higher valuation. The league’s first owner from outside of North America, Prokhorov began his tenure relatively engaged, attending games and overseeing the construction of the Barclays Center. But in recent years he has become distant, appearing infrequently and dispatching his lieutenants to attend Board of Governors meetings on his behalf. Tsai, a 55-year-old billionaire, splits time between China and the United States. He is a basketball junkie who watches the Nets on NBA League Pass while on the road. He attended high school and college in the United States, and his wife, Clara, grew up in Kansas as a Kansas Jayhawks fan. Tsai is still the executive vice chairman at Alibaba but has hinted that he could be nearing retirement. “Over time, I suspect that I will delegate those day-to-day responsibilities to people in the company,” he said this year.

Tsai sits on the board of directors of NBA China, helping the league expand its footprint in perhaps its most important overseas market. The NBA recently announced a five-year streaming deal in China with Tencent, worth a reported $300 million annually. The league also will play its first preseason games in India this year and is beginning a sustained push to expand into Africa. Asked about his rights in regards to Nets ownership in May, Tsai was fairly candid. “Under the terms of the transaction, fully public, I have the option to buy the remaining 51% by early 2021,” he said. “I have that right, and that’s basically it. That’s what I want to say.” At the time, reports suggested that Tsai was attempting to purchase Barclays Center as well, though he declined to go into specifics. Tsai also owns the WNBA’s New York Liberty, which he purchased from the Madison Square Garden Co. earlier this year.

Urshela and, lately, Gleyber Torres have filled the void created by Judge’s struggle. The Yankees scored 33 runs in a four-game sweep of the Orioles and remain comfortably ahead in the American League East. But that was their final game this season against the Orioles, and not every pitching staff will be as easy to overwhelm as Baltimore’s was. The Indians, who have surged to within a half-game of the Twins at the top of the American League Central, are second in the league with a 3.68 ERA and represent a better litmus test for the middle of the Yankees’ lineup. Manager Aaron Boone is playing the long game, however, especially when it comes to Judge. “He’s not a good player, he’s a great player,” Boone said. “I

still contend it’s a matter of time before he’ll get rolling and carry us.” Judge admits the current slump “stinks” — he’s the only Yankee with 20 or more plate appearances against the Orioles whose slugging percentage was under .500. But he continues to live by an ironclad ethos: stay cool. “If I was worried about day to day results, man, I would be in the wrong business,” he said. “I mean, you can go 4-for4 with four terrible swings and the next night go 0-for-4 even though you smoke a couple of pitches. And then people ask, ‘What’s wrong?’ Well, nothing’s wrong, that’s just baseball.” The lesson here? Judge smiled and said, “just block out the noise and keep moving forward.”

‘Let me just call the doctor just to make sure, just to make myself feel better.’ I asked him what the active ingredient was, and we looked it up right then and there, and sure enough it wasn’t a banned substance.” Tate, however, easily could have checked with the Giants’ medical and training staff before beginning treatment or consulted with the Players’ Association, and he would have been told it was a banned substance. He also could have applied for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (T.U.E.) and received permission from an independent administrator and medical adviser to undergo the treatment with the understanding it was for approved medical reasons. That would have made his positive test for Clomiphene

a non-issue. Tate should know. He admitted he has applied for T.U.E’s in the past. This time, for some reason, he didn’t. So why didn’t he go to the league or a team doctor? “I think ultimately just because the doctor had said, ‘no, it’s not a banned substance, and I have prescribed it to other NFL guys,’” Tate said. “If the doctor says, ‘I’m not sure, I 100 percent would have looked into it. But (if) the doctor (had) never said he’d given it to any NFL players, I 1,000 percent would have looked into it. I’ve gone through the T.U.E. process for a couple medicines, and I completely understand it. That’s just an honest answer.” Tate said he’s accepted that “ultimately I’m responsible for what’s put in my

body.” He said the toughest part is “I’m letting down a lot of people: my family, the guys in the locker room, the people in the organization that brought me here.” He also acknowledged that it would be “a slippery slope” for the NFL to have anything other than a zero-tolerance policy for this kind of positive test. “If you let my situation slide then you have a number of other guys that would probably try to say the same thing and it could open up a can of worms,” Tate said. Tate and his wife also have two young children already, including his son, Golden Tate IV, who was born in late February. So Tate was asked to explain why he would need a fertility drug. “I mean, that’s pretty personal. Very, very personal,”

he said. “So I mean, I don’t want to get into it.” Tate lamented that he had hoped “the NFL would be understanding,” but that’s a mischaracterization of the process, because his appeal of the suspension last week was heard by a third-party arbitrator not affiliated with the league or NFLPA. Tate did not appreciate being asked how he could explain this suspension in the context of his 2013 comment about then-Seattle Seahawk teammates Walter Thurmond and Brandon Browner. At the time, Tate called the cornerbacks “selfish” on ESPN radio for being suspended for marijuana use. They violated a different policy, so Tate thinks the comparison was unfair. “Do you know what they got suspended for?” Tate

said. “I think that’s a completely different situation than me taking a substance to try to have another kid ... It hasn’t been asked of me (by teammates), so I haven’t had to address it. I’ll think about it, though.” Tate said there is “no doubt” this suspension will fuel him once he returns in Week 5. He will be able to participate in the remaining preseason games and practices, but he won’t be allowed to contact or be around the team for the first four weeks of the regular season. Tate’s suspension could cost him up to $1.2 million for the first four weeks he’s out, per former agent Joel Corry, including base salary and bonuses. And the full guarantee on his $7.975 million 2020 base salary also voids.

outs and a fly out. He started for McNeil at second base, wearing the same road grays and the same No. 11 he did in Los Angeles four years ago this October. Chase Utley rolled into him that night, and Tejada spent four years bouncing. The Mets cut him the next March. He has since played in St. Louis, San Francisco and Baltimore, with Class AAA stops in Sacramento, California; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Norfolk, Virginia; and Syracuse, New York. The broken fibula from that fateful playoff game altered the course of his career. “It takes a lot to take it out of my mind, because it’s a hard moment, a special moment in the playoffs,” Tejada, 29, said by his locker here Wednesday. “But finally I passed the page. I feel really good and healthy, 100% in that leg. It’s fine now.” He was hitting .330 for Syracuse, spraying the ball to all fields, making contact consistently and convincing the Mets that he could execute the fundamentals well enough to replace an

All-Star. So Tejada — not Dilson Herrera, who has 22 home runs — took the roster spot of Jeff McNeil, who was placed on the injured list with a strained left hamstring. McNeil, who is hitting .332 with 15 homers and a .400 on-base percentage, suffered the injury in the ninth inning Tuesday as he stretched to reach first base on a ground out in a 5-3 loss to the Braves. McNeil hopped awkwardly after crossing the bag, came to a stop in foul territory and grabbed his left leg. An MRI exam Wednesday morning revealed the extent of the injury, which general manager Brodie Van Wagenen called “very lowgrade.” But McNeil cannot return until Aug. 24, at the earliest, and his absence highlights the Mets’ precarious position. The Mets had won 15 of 16 games before losing the finale of their home series with the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Then they lost the opener here, and now they have lost McNeil — after losing Dominic Smith (foot)

and Robinson Cano (hamstring) in the previous two weeks. “It’s never easy to lose one of your core players — and Jeff at the top of the lineup, with the ability to get multiple hits it seems like every night, is a big blow,” Van Wagenen said. “But the team has shown all year some resiliency and the belief that the next guy up can contribute. The guys haven’t lost their spirit. You pick up the pieces and you keep going.” Without McNeil, Cano and Smith, the Mets are down three left-handed hitters. Callaway said he would probably platoon the righthanded Tejada with Joe Panik, a left-handed hitter, at second base. Michael Conforto — who was listed as the cleanup hitter Wednesday — Panik and infielder Luis Guillorme are the only lefthanded hitters among the position players. The Mets have earned their spot in the pennant race with their blistering play since the All-Star break, but their listless first half leaves them little margin for

error. Their loss Wednesday pushed them to 10 games behind the Braves in the National League East — with Washington and now Philadelphia in between. They are three games out of a wildcard spot, with two teams to pass before they get there. A prolonged slump could quickly derail the Mets’ joy ride, and they know how much McNeil has helped steer them up the standings. “I think everybody recognizes he’s one of our better hitters,” Callaway said. “But the nature of these guys is they’re not going to let this bother them too much.” In 2015, they used Tejada’s broken leg as inspiration for their run to the World Series. Utley was an ideal villain, a longtime tormentor with the Philadelphia Phillies turned hard-edged veteran with the Dodgers. His takeout slide was a smart baseball move — by denying the Mets a double play, it allowed the Dodgers to tie the score — but miscast in an era of heightened player safety. “The way he got injured, we think it’s not fair,” said

reliever Jeurys Familia, one of six players left from the Mets’ World Series roster that year. “I think that motivated everybody in the clubhouse to play for the team and also for him, to try to win the whole thing.” The league soon enacted new rules to prevent such rolling blocks, but it did not do much for Tejada, who still felt discomfort the next season in cold weather. He needed a year and a half to feel fully recovered, he said, and by then he was an afterthought in the majors. Wednesday marked the two-year anniversary of Tejada’s last major league game, with the Baltimore Orioles. Of all the teams that could have welcomed him back, the Mets suited him best. “This is the organization where I’ve been born,” Tejada said. “They give me the opportunity the first time, and finally I’m back here to do my job.”


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Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter defended the entertainment deal his company, Roc Nation, made with the NFL this week during a press conference with commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday in New York amid criticism that the deal contradicts Carter’s support of Colin Kaepernick. Carter and Goodell were asked repeatedly about Kaepernick, who has gone unsigned since the end of the 2016 season after drawing national attention for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of social injustice. Carter has publicly supported Kaepernick in the past, including wearing a teamless Kaepernick jersey during an appearance on “Saturday Night Live” in 2017. Asked if Roc Nation’s partnership with the NFL goes against his support of Kaepernick, Carter said the partnership will actually further the quarterback’s message. “We forget that Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice,” Carter said. “In that case, this is a success. This is the next phase. There (are) two parts of protesting. You go outside and you protest, and then the company or the individual says, ‘I hear you. What do we do next?’” –A chef filed a lawsuit against Oakland Raiders wideout Antonio Brown earlier this summer, alleging the receiver did not pay a bill of $38,521.20 during the week of the 2018 Pro Bowl in Orlando, ESPN reported. Stefano Tedeschi told ESPN that Brown – who was still with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the time – rented a mansion and hired a chef to host nearly 50 fellow Pro Bowlers during the last week of January. The lawsuit, which was filed in Osceola (Fla.) County on July 30, alleges Brown wrongfully terminated the agreement and did not allow Tedeschi to retrieve his equipment and food, per ESPN. Tedeschi told ESPN he paid employees and passed up other opportunities to work for Brown, and he wasn’t given a reason for the lack of payment. He said Brown later offered to pay

through social-media advertising. –Quarterback Baker Mayfield doesn’t care if other clubs think the Cleveland Browns are being overhyped. Mayfield insists that the Browns are worried about their locker room, not the noise coming from others. “You’ve got to believe in it and take it one week at a time,” the 24-year-old Mayfield said in an interview with Complex Sports. “I think in the media and everything that comes with the hype around our team right now, people want to see us lose, just because the hype is so real. But we’ve got to go out there and take it one week at a time. We’re trying to win every week.” –Browns wideout Odell Beckham Jr. missed joint practice against the Indianapolis Colts due to what ESPN reported is a hip pointer, but the injury is not serious. Head coach Freddie Kitchens told reporters Beckham should be back “pretty soon,” with ESPN reporting the receiver could be back in team drills Thursday. –New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell isn’t worried about getting up to speed after sitting out all of last season in a contract dispute. He told reporters he doesn’t believe preseason work is required for him to be ready for the season opener. “I don’t really necessarily need (preseason reps),” Bell said, per the New York Daily News. “If I get them, they’ll help. But I don’t think I’ll need them. I think once we get out there ... football is football.” –Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake wore a walking boot on his right foot and did not participate in joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Drake told ESPN the injury was “nothing crazy.” Head coach Brian Flores told the Miami Herald that Drake would be sidelined for a while, but he was hopeful about the back’s availability for the season opener. Drake, 25, is entering his fourth season with the Dolphins, who picked him in the third round out of Alabama in the 2016 NFL Draft.


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Family deserts woman to comfort mother-in-law My brother-in-law passed away six months ago, and my mother-in-law, “Grace,” is understandably grief-stricken. My husband and son have been very supportive of her. My father-inlaw passed away nine years ago. I have tried to be supportive as well, but Grace and I have DEAR ABBY always had a contentious relationship, and she really wants nothing to do with me. The problem is, my husband and son have all but disowned me. They spend an enormous amount of time comforting and consoling her to the point that there’s no affection or time left for me. I have tried talking to them about it, but they tell me I’m being selfish. I realize my mother-in-law has had an enormous loss, but she refuses to interact with anyone else! Other family members have tried to console her, but she only wants my husband and son. I thought it would be for a short while, but this seems to be permanent. I have begun going out with my own friends and living my life on my own, but I miss my family. My parents and brother died some time ago, so they are all the family I have. Am I selfish, and should I let this continue? How do I just live my life alone now? Lonely In The East


While I sympathize with your mother-in-law, it appears there is more going on here than the fact that she’s grieving. That Grace has shut out her other relatives and has allowed herself to become dependent upon your husband and son to the extent that it is harming your marriage isn’t healthy

for any of you. If this continues, counseling may be in order for ALL of you — grief counseling and support for “Mama” and marriage and family counseling to save your relationship with your husband and son. Please don’t take what I am advising lightly. Recently, my elderly father and his girlfriend threw a wedding for themselves. Invitations were sent with requests that included: dinner was to be a potluck, guests were asked to provide singing and music for the entertainment, and a note was enclosed that read, “In lieu of gifts, a monetary donation for our honeymoon fund would really make our day.” Now, weeks later, I have found out it was a huge charade. There was no wedding. What do I say to them? More than 50 friends and family attended this joke ceremony. Bear in mind, the bride and groom have been married multiple times before, and I now question the validity of those marriages. Duped In The Midwest If guests traveled a long distance to attend the “wedding” as well as contributed money toward the “honeymoon,” I can see why they would be upset about the fraud. I can also see why in the future the happy couple will have lost credibility and will have trouble attracting a crowd to their next performance. What should you say to them? If you think anything you might say would shame them, forget it. They are without shame. And if you are invited to another shindig, just say NO.

Avid hiker meets bad bug, ends up with babesiosis I am an avid hiker, and I live in an area with lots of Lyme disease. I recently developed some fever, headache, shaking chills and dark urine, and just felt awful. My doctor did some blood tests and said I had Babesia and/or Anaplasma. Are these related to Lyme disease?

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH Like Lyme disease, babesiosis (caused usually by Babesia microti) and anaplasmosis (caused by Anaplasma phagocytophilium) can be spread by the bite of the deer tick, but neither bacteria species are related to the cause of Lyme disease. These diseases are not well-known by most people, nor even by many general doctors outside the areas where they are common. Babesiosis causes fever as high as 105.6 F, fatigue and feeling unwell. Dark urine is occasionally present. There are nonspecific lab findings, such as anemia and low platelet counts, but the diagnosis is confirmed by seeing the bacteria inside the red blood cells or by sophisticated blood testing (PCR). Treatment is with azithromycin and atovaquone. Anaplasmosis has a generally lower fever, muscle aches, headache, chills and the same feeling of being unwell (called “malaise” in medical literature). Blood counts frequently show low white blood cell counts. The diagnosis is made by antibody or PCR testing, but treatment is usually started in the appropriate setting even before positive results. Treatment is with doxycycline.


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Tickborne diseases may exist at the same time, so consideration must be given to people having both anaplasmosis and babesiosis, with or without Lyme disease. Doxycycline treatment for anaplasmosis also treats early Lyme disease, but does not treat babesiosis. I read that high blood pressure is 140/90, but I thought 120/70 was optimal. Has the standard number increased? The “pressure” in “blood pressure” is given in millimeters of mercury. It is a measurement of the pressure inside large blood vessels, first at its peak during the left ventricle squeezing (the systolic, or top number) and then at its lowest, right before the ventricle starts squeezing again (diastolic, or bottom number). Both of these numbers are important, and they provide important information about the physiology of the heart and blood vessels,. In general, for healthy people, the higher the numbers, the greater the risk. The optimum blood pressure for health is about 110/70, but there are some people with lower values who are also very healthy and who have very low risk for vascular disease. Risk for heart disease starts to go up more significantly at about 140/90, but above a systolic number of 160, the risk goes up even more dramatically. The trend in blood pressure control over recent years has been toward making the blood pressure closer to the optimum, as long as treatment is well-tolerated

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Horoscope By Stella Wilder Born today, you are one of the most powerful and provocative individuals born under your sign, and maybe even any sign! You are talented, thoughtful, reflective, proactive, daring, ambitious and always forward-thinking; you never let yourself get stuck in the past, and though you have many who have come before you to thank for paving the way, you will always put your own spin on things and do them your own way. You are quite curious about the world around you, and will find as many opportunities as possible to explore freely the places and people that share the planet with you. You aren’t hung up on labels, and you’re more than willing to reinvent yourself, time and again, to suit the times. When it comes to personal tastes, you are all about experimentation and adventure. You are never confined to the “ordinary” in any aspect of your daily life. Also born on this date are: Madonna, singer; Steve Carell, actor; Angela Bassett, actress; James Cameron, director; Kathie Lee Gifford, TV personality; Julie Newmar, actress; Timothy Hutton, actor; Eydie Gorme, singer; Fess Parker, actor. To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide. SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Something you thought would be a slam dunk is likely to take more thought — and more time — than you had reserved for it. You’ll get it done! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — How you react to criticism today will teach you a lot about yourself — and it’s a lesson you’ll be able to put to good use

almost right away. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — You’ll want to keep things under control at all times today, which means that you will be working to keep your emotions out of the equation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — You’ll receive praise for an accomplishment today, even as you receive criticism for not being in the right place at the right time. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Your experiences today shed light on a certain problem that you’ve been troubled by for quite some time. A solution presents itself. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You have an idea that leads to another, which leads to another — and so on. Is there no end to what you can dream up today? AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — You mustn’t let anyone distract you from the job you are doing, as it must be completed today — ahead of schedule if at all possible. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — You can be proud and soft-spoken at the same time today — and in fact, it will behoove you to let someone else sing your praises instead of you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Once you’re on the job today, you’ll find no shortage of inspiration. Energy and enthusiasm are already high; accomplishments can be many. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Whether or not you know it, you are likely to be the example that many others are looking to today to know how to behave. Are you ready? GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You may be asking more questions than usual today in part because you feel that your current foundation is shifting slightly. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You may have to say “yes” before you feel you are ready for what you know will come as a result. You are going to have to learn by doing. COPYRIGHT 2019 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC.

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B8 Friday, August 16, 2019 Close to Home


THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME By David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek


How many? Level 1



(e.g., How many children did George Washington (“The Father of Our Country”) father? Answer: None.) Freshman level 1. How many maple leaves are on the flag of Canada? 2. How many years are in a decade? 3. How many plagues did Moses release on Egypt through the power of God? Graduate level 4. How many blackbirds were baked in the pie? 5. How many wives did Henry VIII have? 6. How many edges (straight lines) are on a cube? PH.D. level 7. How many state names consist of two words? 8. How many players are on the field on a men’s lacrosse team? 9. How many numbers are on a regular bingo card?


Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

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Score 1 point for each correct answer on the Freshman Level, 2 points on the Graduate Level and 3 points on the Ph.D. Level.

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Unscramble these Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

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Jumbles: EJECT TAFFY BARBER SULTRY Answer: The manor included gardens, a pond and plenty of acreage. It was a — REAL ESTATE


Solution to Thursday’s puzzle

Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit

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SUPER QUIZ ANSWERS 1. One. 2. Ten. 3. Ten. 4. Twenty-four. 5. Six. 6. Twelve. 7. Ten. 8. Ten. 9. Twenty-four. 18 points — congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points — honors graduate; 10 to 14 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you?



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Crossword Puzzle Mother Goose & Grimm ACROSS 1 Cry 4 Luggage __; car toppers 9 Griffith or Williams 13 Directive 14 African lilies 15 Very dry 16 TV’s “The Big __ Theory” 17 Heavy traffic problem 19 Late heavyweight champ 20 Monetary penalties 21 Chips in 22 Injured arm support 24 “Oh, __ Pete’s sake!” 25 Intertwining 27 Pint-size 30 Flying saucer pilot 31 “Guilty” and “Not guilty” 33 Bathroom feature 35 Slapstick props 36 “Jack and the Beanstalk” ogre 37 Create 38 __ Antonio, TX 39 Toothpaste brand 40 Covered __; pioneer’s transport 41 Gazed long and hard 43 Wears the crown 44 Regulation 45 Keaton or Sawyer 46 Flower stalks 49 Smell awful 51 Elected official: abbr. 54 Golfer’s tops 56 One whose pants are on fire? 57 Sleeve fillers 58 The best 59 __-over-lightly; careless job 60 Home of twigs 61 __ for; represented 62 Grunt DOWN 1 Playful mammal 2 All-knowing 3 Marsh 4 Running fast 5 Go __ with; accompany

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6 Ice cream scoop holder 7 Small barrels 8 90 degrees from ENE 9 Toward a ship’s rear 10 Astronaut Armstrong 11 __ out; leave school 12 Cravings 13 Adv. business degree 18 Footwear 20 Twain’s Huck 23 Bears false witness 24 Brave deed 25 Trips around the track 26 Otherwise known as 27 Circus shelter 28 Walking unsteadily 29 Canadian territory 31 “The __ Piper of Hamelin” 32 Vegas opener 34 Uncle __ rice


Thursday’s Puzzle Solved

Non Sequitur

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36 __ up; matured 37 Primary 39 Obtuse 40 Feeble 42 Just about 43 Washed off 45 “Same for me!” 46 Range 47 Floored it


48 Lawn trees 49 Gritty sediment 50 Set of three 52 Per item 53 Prefix for view or med 55 “For __ a jolly good fellow…” 56 Costello or Gehrig