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Viewpoints Our view Prostitution enforcement a complex issue Like many community members, we questioned the effectiveness of the Syracuse Police Department’s six-month undercover sting on Internet prostitution, (“Our View,” June 16, Vol.1 Issue 48). We in no way agree with some assertions that prostitution is a victimless crime, and on page 6, Lt. John Corbett spells out all of the types of crimes that often go along with a sex-for-money (or drug) interaction, including assault and murder. But we did wonder how far-reaching the impact of such an in-depth investigation could go. Specifically, whether the dozens of women arrested for prostitution would be funneled into a program to help them leave the hooking lifestyle behind. We’re hopeful to see that such programs do exist in many other cities, as well as creative and humiliating punishments for johns, including performing community service in the neighborhoods they were picked up looking for prostitutes. We were also encouraged by the presence of a small but dedicated group of people hoping to establish a live-in environment for women willing to work towards leaving behind prostitution. The Mothers and Children in Crisis task force is a worthy cause, and we hope to be able to report soon that progress has been made in their effort. That is to say, however, that Syracuse currently does not have such a resource to offer. And, since most drug treatment programs are voluntary and the maximum sentence for prostitution is not particularly steep, an arrest for prostitution doesn’t necessarily break the cycle. (Or the drug habit the cycle typically feeds.) We’re not ready to say, though, that use of police resources for prostitution enforcement is a misuse of manpower or money, based entirely on the fact that the community has not yet been able to provide an effective, readily available rehabilitation resource for the individuals consequently charged with the crime. Under such a criteria, we’d also have to question whether the police should be addressing domestic abuse, gang violence, drug and illegal weapon sales, or crimes against children. Just because we haven’t found a way to eliminate the problem — yet — doesn’t mean it should be ignored.

Open for a gay reception Walt Shepperd City Samadee was nostalgic. He sat at a table outside in Hanover Square on a warm summer evening when it wasn’t raining. He was nostalgic for evenings sitting well past darkness, with conversations well past the diversity the Square attracted, with the cheeseburger wagon providing supper, and outdoor concerts creating a rhythm prevailing into the next day’s lunchtime. He was trying not to listen to the Wannabe’s commentary contrasting President Obama’s opposition to equalized marriage with Governor Cuomo’s pushing it through the state legislature. “His position will evolve,” the Has Been replied, distracted seeing two pairs of pigeons, the breed absent from the Square since the Peregrine Falcons had taken up nesting in the heights of the State Tower Building. He reflected silently that calling it gay marriage only reinforced the culture’s dominant male chauvinism. The Senior Editor had his pad out, asking people what they thought would bring back the summer spirit which, not so long ago, had the Square rockin’ every weekend. Three

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years ago, he noted, there had been 36 concerts, with only four the next. “And last year we only had one,” the World’s Rubic added. He took the opportunity to plug a 4 to 10 p.m. happy hour celebration of Eagle’s Syracuse Woman magazine at World, Thursday, July 28, and a body canvas art show, where people will get painted after 9 p.m. on July 30. Anthony said he could feel the Square starting to come back, but a total revival would require the empty spaces filled. He’s filling one of them in the former Quigleys’s, turning the pool room into an extended restaurant space and renovating the bar, with the promise of tables outside. The former Manhattan’s, closed by the building owner because of the odor of cheeseburgers, will probably not be reborn as a night spot. “It’s at a plateau,” observed bartender Dan at Wild Will’s. “I can’t believe how much it’s lost. I can remember entertainment even in the afternoons. I think there’s a distinct lack of interest on the organization element.” Bull and Bear bartender Denise reflected there had been complaints from some of the

Square’s retailers about the noise and after show mess and wondered if there might be no more funding available. Clothier Ed Koolakian, who had not always agreed with the concert organizers’ entertainment choices, suggested that he might reopen on Saturdays if future choices included Joe Whiting and the rehabilitated version of the Syracuse Symphony. Former ADA Mike, a World regular, said Wynton Marsalis would provide a great revival kick off, at a probable cost of $50,000, and developer Alan stressed residential development in City Hall Commons, with offices moved to the AT&T building. Rubic summed up that real estate in the Square was way available and affordable, and announced a discount for the first gay wedding reception to book his space on a Sunday, hoping to establish a trend at World, tapping into the estimated $210 million infusion to the state economy from the Equal Marriage Law. World Martini Lounge is available to host your equal marriage reception; to book it, call Scott at 422-3404.

to editor@theeaglecny.com or post your response on our Facebook wall at facebook. com/theeaglecny.com (you’ll have to “like” our page before you can post). Include your name and location with your answer. Some responses will be selected to be printed in next week’s issue of The Eagle. We want to hear from readers from different backgrounds on a variety of topics, and look forward to learning your view on things. If you’d like to suggest a question of the week, email us at editor@theeaglecny. com. The Eagle’s letter policy applies.

While well intentioned, the plan as initially proposed clearly lacked sufficient local support to implement and as government should do, Onondaga County has listened and changed course,” County Executive Joanie Mahoney, on the modified plans for West Genesee Street resurfacing in Camillus, June 29

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Too often government is rightfully criticized for not listening to the concerns of its citizens. In this case, our Department of Transportation proposed a preliminary project focused on improving traffic flow and increasing road safety through the inclusion of a center turn lane.

Walt Shepperd is a weekly columnist with The Eagle.

The authorization of a regional airport authority for Syracuse addresses a key infrastructure need. Legislation enabling land banks creates powerful tools for local governments to combat blight and vacant property issues within their communities. And the creation of a statewide seed capital fund and improvements to the Excelsior and SUNY Empowerment programs will enable innovation capitalization, and provide targeted incentives for doing business in New York. CenterState CEO President Robert M. Simpson, on the end of the NYS legislative session


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Sharon Contreras is ‘in’ in Syracuse Sharon Contreras is an educator. It’s not unique for an educator to change jobs and relocate while pursuing a doctoral degree, and for Contreras, the relocation was from Providence, Rhode Island and the doctoral degree will be in Educational Leadership from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. The job change?  On July 1, she became the 29th superintendent of the Syracuse City School District, (according to district records).  Among her reasons for accepting the position is that, “The opportunity to work with the Say Yes to Education program was compelling. I believe in the Say Yes model – in the Say Yes theory of action.  I like what the community has done in coming together on behalf of children and their families.  That is invaluable. “We can’t do this work alone – educators need supports, children and their families need supports and Say Yes understands that.  Local governments, higher education and the business community are all coming together here to provide those supports.” Contreras professes a sense of urgency to fix existing problems, but understands the nature of such solutions. “We can only move as quickly as the system will allow us, but I am in this for the long race — I am a long race person and I understand that it’s going to take some time.  We have students who have not performed well for years, and they are just now receiving services. It takes time and a great deal of effort to make up deficiencies.  I have to help people in the community understand this and I have to help teachers and staff  understand that we have to move more quickly than we are right now.  “Teachers have the skills and desire to help students improve, and we need to provide them the support they need to help students make significant gains every year.” Contreras is creating a community engagement plan to meet parents, staff and others involved with the SCSD.  She will meet with elected officials at the local and state level, directors of community groups, and others who are affiliated with the Syracuse community saying that she will use their input in developing her district-wide strategic plan. “I believe in return on investment.  I don’t believe in sustaining ineffective programs. I will be evaluating all of our programs to

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maintain effectiveness and efficiency to be sure the taxpayers are getting a proper return on investment.” Contreras is a realist who understands that, while measurement has a valid place in evaluation, improvement is incremental and should be measured in terms of individual improvement related to valid standards that measure the type of knowledge and skills that are important to students.  Assessment test  results are widely publicized, but seldom explained. “When we see that a large percentage of students don’t pass a certain assessment test, we seldom are given the information as to where those students started,” Contreras says. “We need to measure growth, and that can be hard for the community to understand. “There is a body of knowledge that educators  across the country have generally come to agreement on as being the standard that all students should know. [Including the New York State Department of Education as of July 2010, corestandards.org.] It’s not a bad thing to assess students on mastery of an agreed-upon body of knowledge.” “I believe in a guaranteed and viable curriculum – guaranteed that every student

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has access to the same curriculum and viable in that it can be taught in a given year.  In the past there have been instances where there were so many standards that none could be taught very well,” she says. Considering the wide diversity of a school community of some 70 native languages, Contreras says, “We need to make sure that the resources available are representative of all the students in the community. Without proper support, this can be very frustrating to teachers who are working extraordinarily hard to make sure their students are served.  We are planning to provide those supports. “Education is the great equalizer. It gives people a sense of self esteem.  It allows them to engage with other people. Education is the way we sustain this great democracy.  It should be equitable – everyone should have access to it and we should provide every student with exactly what they need so that they can thrive and have a good quality life.” Faced with society’s penchant for creating data- based expectations, Contreras says, “Give me realistic expectations at the federal and state level and we’ll show improvement in our students.  If you’re going to hold me accountable for an absolute (data) target, then that’s not fair.  If you hold me accountable for growth and for making sure that students go to college or they can go and make a livable wage because we’ve prepared them for the workforce, then that is fair — that is our responsibility as educators.” And, as I said, Sharon Contreras is an educator. For Sharon Contreras’ biography, visit syracusecityschools.com/?q=superintendent/ bio. Herm Card is a former teacher with more than 32 years of classroom experience and 20 years as a professional development consultant. His column appears bi-weekly in The Eagle. Reach him by email at herm4444@gmail.com.



Removing Salt …

On occasion, when I’m out on the road, I’ll stop and grab lunch at a local restaurant. Many times it has been a local deli, famous for their sandwiches and homemade soups. Having them right around the corner was quite Jackson convenient when you wanted something quick and tasty. I’ve been on job interviews and conducted business while having a sandwich or cup of soup there. As I’ve become increasingly mobile thanks to my various gadgets I can work on a beach in South Carolina and still respond as quickly as if I were right next door. So, on a particular Wednesday afternoon following a Monday holiday, I settled in for a cup of Spanish rice, which I hadn’t eaten regularly since high school. As I was about to make a quick business call, diners from the booth in front of me started speaking loudly. As the bleach-blond revelers’ conversation escalated, becoming too loud to be ignored, those in close proximity could hear: “(expletive) this and (expletive) that” I mentioned the incident to the restaurant manager and he went over and made a mealy-mouthed appeal to the young ladies. I was then treated to a ghetto-ese language display, which included, “we got jobs,” and “you should mind yo’ own bizness.” After venting to management and getting into the car I realized something: all of their soups are quite salty and, as an AfricanAmerican, I must be careful about the use of salt. And maybe it’s a good time to start reducing my salt intake by not going back to that restaurant.

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News this spring of a six-month undercover operation by the Syracuse police and the 41 arrests made in connection with Internet prostitution in Syracuse shed a stark light on the seedy underground sex-for-money business, and how the police are enforcing laws against it. But are these arrests the first step in helping prostitutes turn their lives around and get back on their feet, or is the system of prostitution enforcement a revolving door that fails to provide real change in the cycle?

How sex sells in Syracuse

Lt. John Corbett, executive officer of the SPD special investigations division, has worked in vice, narcotics and operations since the fall of 1987. Prostitution falls under the umbrella of vice crimes, along with gambling, child pornography and alcohol beverage control, and in 24 years Corbett has seen changes in the way sex sells in Syracuse. Thirty years ago, prostitution activity was centered in downtown, Corbett said. “Now, that’s all changed,” following a concerted effort to clean up the downtown area, he said. “Prostitution activity seems to follow drug activity. As neighborhoods get exposed to drug selling, prostitution tends to gravitate to those areas.” The crime has moved beyond street-level pick-ups, too. “We have absolutely noticed that the average number of streetwalkers we observe is

down from what it was just a year or two ago, and we attribute that to an increase in internetbased prostitution enterprises,” Corbett said. After a six-month long undercover operation, the police have arrested 22 of the 23 female suspects, and 19 of the 21 men they were looking for, Corbett said. One of those suspected males, he added, is currently overseas in Afghanistan.

A waste, or worthwhile effort?

Enforcing laws prohibiting “the world’s oldest profession” has often been attacked as a waste of police resources. But to say these are victimless crimes, Corbett said, is really a misnomer. “When I teach prostitution enforcement in the police academy, one of the things I highlight is the fact that there are associated crimes that go along with prostitution that, one, the police hear very little about, and two, the public almost never hears about,” Corbett said. A john who has his wallet stolen by a prostitute, for example, isn’t going to give all those details to the police — if he reports the incident, at all, Corbett said. “You have a scenario that everybody that’s doing something against the law is hesitant to speak to the police,” he said. Corbett estimated that the police are made aware of about 2 percent of the associated crimes that go along with prostitution, while the other 98 percent, which include robberies, larcenies, rapes, assaults, drug sales, extortion, unlawful imprisonment, kidnappings and

Nov. 1, 2007 Then-Governor Eliot Spitzer’s new anti-trafficking laws go into effect, increasing penalties for patronizing, promoting or trafficking humans for the purpose of prostitution. March 12, 2008 Spitzer resigns two days after the New York Times reveals him as high-priced prostitution patron known as “Client 9,” and the focus of a federal prostitution investigation.

even murder, go completely unreported or are reported under “hidden circumstances.” In situations involving pimps — and those make up the overwhelming majority of cases, Corbett said — the victim is the prostitute. “I would say, ballpark, probably at least one homicide a year here in the city is prostitution-related, generally where the prostitute will be the victim,” Corbett said.

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Pop culture has masked the reality of promoting prostitution with stylish, suave characters and a lifestyle of over-the-top outfits and Cadillacs. But Lt. John Corbett sees pimps for what they are: “The slimiest people on earth.” “They are the ultimate street predators,” he adds. It’s the reason promoting prostitution (pimping) can land someone in jail for seven years, or a $5,000 fine, or both. The iconic image of a pimp might seem outlandish in 2011, but 30 years ago, it was the reality, remembers Corbett. “Back in the ‘70s, I used to see pimps who looked like they got their clothes off a dead clown,” Corbett said. “They drew attention to themselves. The exact opposite is true today, because penalties are so much more severe for promoting prostitution.” As a result, building a case against pimps has become significantly more difficult, Corbett says. Although the overwhelming majority of prostitutes will say they don’t have a pimp, they’re lying, Corbett says. There are very few “outlaw” or “independent” prostitutes who aren’t under the control of someone else. “They indoctrinate these women — and men — to not talk about them,” Corbett says. “They have been indoctrinated through fear, violence or drug addiction to not acknowledge their pimps.” “As you might imagine, it’s quite difficult for us to make cases against the pimps,” he added. “That’s why when we get the chance,” he said emphatically, “we take it.”

“I truly believe the arrest is the first intervention,” said Christine Larkin, who currently serves as coordinator for the Onondaga County child death review team, and worked for 31 years in the children’s division specializing in sex abuse cases. “These are not the $2,000 call girls who are making conscious decisions to do this because the money is good or whatever reason. These are usually women who are exploited by someone.” Larkin was one of the core members of the Mothers and Children in Crisis Task Force, formerly called the Prostitution Task Force, a group organized in 2006 by the late Friar Phil Kelly of Assumption Church on the North Side. Under state law, the punishment for prostitution is $500 or three months in jail, or both. Johns face harsher penalties of a $1,000 fine and/or a year in jail, while pimps and operators of brothels can be sentenced a $5,000 fine and/or seven years of lock-up. But in some cities battling prostitution, even as close as Buffalo and Rochester, residential programs exist to provide women charged with the crime access to drug treatment and basic skill training in a safe, healthy environment where they can continue living with their children. That’s the kind of resource Mothers and

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Children in Crisis aimed to establish in Syracuse. The group’s goal was to ultimately provide a safe, temporary home for women charged with prostitution who were going through the drug court program to help them get back on their feet and off drugs, without having to give up their children to the foster care system in the meantime. Mary Jensen helped Kelly establish the Mothers and Children in Crisis committee and organize members. At the time, Jensen was running the grantfunded Patient Navigation and Education for High Risk Women program at SUNY Upstate, helping provide health care and education to pregnant women most at risk of delivering unhealthy babies — women typically involved in prostitution and low-level drug crimes. “I’ve never met a woman who was arrested for prostitution who wasn’t involved in drugs. In my experience, they all have been,” Jensen said. “And one of the biggest problems we have in Syracuse is we don’t have a place for women with children to get substance abuse treatment on site.”

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Jim possesses a buoyant voice, a bellowing baritone that carries deep into a crowd. Whether he’s shouting “Ice cold beer” or “Get your scorecards here,” Jim’s beckonings never fail to draw attention. And the man has an astute sense of humor. He delivered one of his standard quips when thanking customers for a tip. “Thanks for the tip, buddy,” he’d say, even in the ninth inning. “My first of the day!” His most recent scam — I mean, sales pitch — is to take to the stands in the middle of a game with a box of ice cream sandwiches under his arm. “Hey!” he’ll yell at the top of his voice. “I’ve

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got ice cream sandwiches, and they cost $2, but the first 25 people who buy one get ’em for $1. Only a dollar!” Of course, everybody gets ’em for a dollar. It’s one of the best deals at the ball park, and it’s vintage Jim Durkin. Having retired and unretired more than once over the last 10 years, the 75-year-old veteran vendor just can’t say goodbye to the fans. “I just love the job so much. I’ll quit and then come back for a few games, and then, well, I just can’t stay home and sit on a recliner.” He loves the crowds, he says. “I love the people.”

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Having grown up on Carbon Street on Syracuse’s North Side, Jim lived in Liverpool for 30 years, and now calls Pennellville home. His North Side dad, a delightful leprechaun of a man, gave Jim the twinkle in his eye and a fondness for baseball. Jim began attending Chiefs games with his father at Memorial Stadium (later named MacArthur) in the late 1940s, when Hank Sauer was driving balls into the weeds on the other side of the left-field wall. In the mid-’50s, a “slight argument” with a stadium vendor led to a challenge. “I complained to him about his service, and the guy said to me, ‘I bet you couldn’t last one night.’” So Jim strapped on an ice-chest and began hawking brews to the multitudes. “Yeah,” he remembers, “it all started with a bet 55 years ago.” That was in 1956 when Frank Calo was player-manager and Syracuse played in the Eastern League. Since then Jim has spent 41 seasons at MacArthur and 14 more (so far) at Alliance

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At the Chiefs’ Hot Stove Dinner in January 2006, Jim received the Jake Meyers Great Guy Award given annually to an individual who devotes a good deal of their time to enhance Syracuse Chiefs baseball in CNY. Not only did the franchise honor Durkin for his sales talents, but because he also organizes bus trips taking fans from Syracuse to Minor League games in Ottawa, Rochester, Scranton and Buffalo and major-league games in Toronto and Baltimore. He’s doing that again this season, taking fans on an excursion to Fenway Park in Boston. The Chiefs play the Pawtucket Red Sox at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug.20, in Boston as part of the sixth annual “Futures at Fenway” during which Boston’s affiliates play at the hallowed ballpark built in Beantown in 1912. Jim’s offering two packages, a one-day trip to Boston for $79, which includes game tix and refreshments on the bus. Or fans can take a two-day trip for $149 which also includes a hotel stay and a 1:05 p.m. game Sunday, Aug. 21 at Pawtucket’s McCoy Stadium. If you’re interested, give Jim a jingle at 6688518. Russ Tarby’s column appears weekly in The Eagle and online at theeaglecny.com. He also covers the arts and sports. Reach him at russtarby@netscape.net.

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Back around 1975, Jim Durkin was a godsend for Bob Snyder, the lanky, wisecracking sportswriter for the now-defunct HeraldJournal. Bob covered the Syracuse Chiefs and Jim worked at MacArthur Stadium as a beer vendor. Though the Chiefs were contenders in those days — the team won its last Governor’s Cup in 1976 — Snyder occasionally found himself stuck for a story. Rather than devote precious ink to a boring baseball game, the scribe sought out a color piece in the stands and he found one in Jim Durkin. Thirty-five years ago Jim Durkin was good copy, and he’s still good copy today.


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Don’t peel that gold bar squash! 601 Tully: open for business Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a socio-economic model that allows people to buy food direct from farmers. Customers pay for a yearly ‘share’ of the farm’s crops, and collect a weekly harvest prepared by the farmer. Amanda Gormley, marketing and member/ owner service coordinator at the Syracuse Real Food Cooperative, brings you this guide to CSA’s most baffling offerings. This week: Gold bar squash.

Here’s a vegetable you’ll want to show off this summer. With its beautiful, bright goldenyellow complexion and striking green top, gold bar squash is a beauty to behold. But don’t just look at it! Grill it, fry it, sauté it, pickle it, or eat it raw. Whatever you do, don’t peel it. That bright skin is not just for aesthetics. It’s soft and edible. Gold bar squash has a creamy, mellow flavor that gets sweeter towards the outer, sun-kissed edges of the fruit. When peeled, it loses some of its sweetness. Gold bar squash is a handsome compliment to a cheese platter. Slice it thin and serve it raw next to your favorite cheese, olives and herbs. Squash is delicately flavored, so when cooking it, keep it simple. Fresh parsley, fresh rosemary or ground cumin seed will enhance gold bar squash’s mild flavor, which mellows even more when cooked, so it’s best to choose

What’s in the Box? By Amanda Gormely Marketing Manager and Owner Service Coordinator one herb to not overpower the flavor of the squash. Mix in a little extra virgin olive oil with the herb of your choice and sprinkle it over your squash before you cook it. You can obtain a variety of taste and appearance by getting creative with the way you cut this long, cylindrical vegetable. It can be julienned (like really skinny French fries), cubed, sliced lengthwise (for a circular look), sliced lengthwise on the diagonal (for an oblong cut) or ribboned. (For ribboned squash, use a vegetable slicer at its thinnest setting.) Remember that gold bar squash is unique in that its flavor changes from the creamy inside to the sweet edges, so choosing a cut that highlights the entire flavor (like a circular or oblong shape) is usually best.

Syracuse Parks Conservancy unveils a new garden, renovates another The Syracuse Parks Conservancy has already had a busy summer. In June, the SPC completed its renovation of the freedom garden at Huntington School. The renovation was funded by a Go-Green State Grant, TNT Eastwood, and the SPC., and will make it easier for students and faculty to help maintain the garden. The garden was created in 2002 in memory of those lost during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The garden now has native species that are easy for students to identify. The master plan for the renovation was developed by SUNY ESF students and Environment Development and Research companies. An interpretive sign was donated by Twin Oaks Nursery, and will be installed at a later date. Two bird sculptures were also installed, created by a local artist. The same week, the SPC installed a butter-

fly garden this past Thursday at the Bellevue School in the South Side of Syracuse dedicated to Neilia Biden, the late wife of US Vice-President Joe Biden and a former Bellevue School teacher. The Southside TNT Parks Committee funded the butterfly garden and the Kirk Park Association installed flowers, together with the SPC and students from Deborah Snyder’s class at Bellevue School. The butterfly garden is part of a bigger initiative of the SPC and Syracuse City School District to encourage youth to embrace the outdoors. Both the new butterfly and freedom gardens are part of the conservancy’s Park Pledge Program. For more about the SPC, visit snyparks. com, find SPC on Facebook or follow @SyracuseParks on Twitter.

- Ami Olson

A formerly abandoned building on the corner of Tully and Oswego Streets on Syracuse’s Near West Side has been completely transformed as 601Tully, a “center for engaged artistic practice that houses an international art gallery, incubates high school entrepreneurship, and offers neighborhood barista certification classes in its Café Kubal.” For Herm Card’s full story of 601 Tully’s community unveiling, visit theeaglecny.com. For more on the project, visit 601tully.blogspot.com.

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Syracuse University graduate student Teresa McGinn, above, greeted community guests to the opening reception. 601 Tully teems with visitors during the open house event, top, and Blodgett School can be seen in the background.

Send a city youth to college, equipped with supplies For the 13th year, On Point for College, a Syracuse not-for-profit, will help send innercity Syracuse youth off to college with essential supplies for a successful transition. With the help of On Point for College, an estimated 300 or more youth, 95 percent of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college, will embark on their dream of pursuing a college education. To help students start school prepared, On Point has an urgent need for school and residential supplies and is now collecting them to distribute to students during pre-college orientations which are held weekly throughout the summer. The organization’s college start-up list

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Larkin said that the majority of the time, prostitutes are also mothers, and entering voluntary drug treatment programs means giving their children up to the foster care system. “As long as the kids are being properly taken care of, you can’t use the fact that they’re a prostitute as a means of saying they’re neglectful or anything else,” Larkin explained. And given the choice, many women forgo treatment to avoid losing their children to the foster care system, she said, and end up back out on the street selling sex to survive.

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For a few years, the committee made progress in setting up as a not-for-profit organization and looking for a location in Syracuse to renovated into a facility. When Kelly died, Father Jim Mathews of St. Lucy’s took over his role, “because it wasn’t going to go with his death,” Larkin said. But now, the group seems to be at a standstill. Corbett, who remains an active part of the committee, said he believed the economy has played a major role in moving forward with the house.

“It’s such a touchy subject and it is hard to get money for,” said Susan Holsapple, another committee member and former professor at Colgate University. “The issue is getting people to give money to pregnant prostitutes, and they’re at the bottom of the bottom.” But the barriers aren’t just money, Holsapple pointed out. Finding a neighborhood in which such a house could be operated will also be tricky, she said. Jensen, whose program lost funding in 2010, said during the three years she operated the program, 26 babies were born to the highrisk population of women it served, evidence

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Thursday July 14 Family

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Mr. Potato Head Party. 1-2 PM. My Gym, Dewitt. Pre-register. 449-4496. Puppets with Pizazz. 2 PM. Featuring the play â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Man Who Kept House.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Salina Library. 454-4524. Summer Crafts from Around the World. 2 PM. Onondaga Free Library. 492-1727.

Ready, Set, Parent! Workshop Series. 5:30-7:30 PM Thursdays, July 7-August 25. For parents of newborns to three year olds. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Consortium. 2122 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse. 471-8331. Networking With Toastmasters. 6:30-9 PM. Hone your speaking skills with Empire Statesmen Toastmasters and CNY Chapter of American Society for Training and Development. Ruby Tuesday, 3220 Erie Boulevard East, DeWitt. Free. RSVP, cnyastd.org.

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Outdoors

Historic Tram Tours. 6:30 PM. Explore the history around Onondaga Lake. Onondaga Lake Park. Free. 453-6712. Farmers Market. 10 AM-5 PM. CNY Regional Market. 422-8647. Syracuse Charger Fun Runs. 6 PM Thursdays through August 25. Onondaga Lake Park. Free.

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Gatherings

Syracuse Nationals. 8 AM-9 PM. Street rod show. Empire Expo Center. $. (800)753-3978. Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. 4-10 PM. Middle Eastern food, music, dancing, marketplace and church tours. St. Elias Othodox Church, 4988 Onondaga Road. Free.

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Dancing Under the Stars. 7-10 PM. Featuring the Stan Colella Orchestra. Sunnycrest Rink, Robinson St. Free. 473-4330. An Evening With The Psychedelic Furs. Doors at 7 PM, show at 8. Two sets, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;Talk Talk Talkâ&#x20AC;? in its entirety. Westcott Theater. $25. Thewestcotttheater.com.

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Wildlife Walks. 7 PM Fridays through July. Beaver Lake Nature Center. 638-2519.

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Syracuse Nationals. 8 AM-9 PM. Street rod show. Empire Expo Center. $. (800)753-3978. Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. Noon-10 PM. Middle Eastern food, music, dancing, marketplace and church tours. St. Elias Othodox Church, 4988 Onondaga Road. Free.

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Joe Driscoll. Doors at 7 PM, show at 8. Funk/hiphop. Westcott Theater. $10. Thewestcotttheater.com.

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Morning Bird Walks. 7:30 AM. Beaver Lake Nature Center. 638-2519. Family Nature Experience: Canoe Beaver Lake. 9 AM. Beaver Lake Nature Center. $15/family. 6382519. Sunset Canoe or Kayak Tours. 9 PM. Beaver Lake Nature Center. $15 includes vessel. 638-2519. Weekend Walks With A Naturalist. 1:30 PM. Beaver Lake Nature Center. Free w/admission. 6382519. Weekend Wildflower Walks. 2-3 PM. Baltimore Woods. 673-1350. Farmers Market. 7 AM-2 PM. CNY Regional Market. 422-8647.

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The Syracuse Nationals auto extravaganza returns to the State Fairgrounds in Geddes Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 15-17. Last year, more than 7,300 show cars tolled into the Fairgrounds for the annual Syracuse Nationals. Drivers from five Canadian provinces and 40 of the United States brought their vintage vehicles and hot rods to CNY, along with some 80,000 fans. This year’s entertainers include The Fabulous Ripcords, Steve Southworth & The Rockabilly Rays, Dan Elliott & The Monterays and Miss 3. Admission costs $17 and $8 for kids ages 6 to 12, but those age 5 and younger get in free.

Valley Field Days

The 78th annual Valley Men’s Club Field Days are scheduled July 13-17, at Meachem Field, at the corner of Midland Avenue and West Seneca Turnpike. Hours are 1 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, and unlimited amusement rides are available for $20.

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7 p.m. Monday, July 18, and running through Thursday, July 21. Alliance Bank Stadium is located on Tex Simone Drive (First North Street), just east of the Regional Market, on the city’s North Side. Field-level ticket prices range from $9 to $20, while upper-deck seats cost $8, and $4 for kids and seniors. Parking costs $5 per vehicle; 4747833; syracusechiefs.com.

Best Bets: Music Salt City Sunday July 17

The Mario DeSantis Orchestra hosts its second annual Salt City Sunday Music & Art festival from 1 to 7 p.m., Sunday, July 17, at Johnson Park in the village of Liverpool. Admission is free. Bands will be the Anthony Joseph Swingtet, the Bill Tiberio Band and the DeSantis Orchestra which has been entertaining Central New Yorkers for 64 years. The rain date is Sunday, July 24; 488-7611; desantisorchestra.com

Bear Cats roar July 20

The Bear Cat Jass Band, led by 91-year-old cornetist Dick Ames, performs a free concert of traditional jazz and swing from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Johnson Park in the village of Liverpool. The Bear Cats feature trumpeter Jeff

Stockham, trombonist Bill Palange, reed players Carl Borek and Tom McKay, banjo player Drew Frech, pianist Jerry Exline and drummer Joe Smithling. For concert info, visit liverpoolistheplace.com. For band info, call 637-6398.

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Learn the secret to keeping your urban garden free of weeds and pests, (spoiler: you have to build a healthy garden system), in a free interactive workshop led by Karen Kerney from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Stone Soup Community Education Garden, 410-412 Gifford St. Kerney, a sustainable farmer from Cortland, is a founding member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York, an artist and activist, and the art director of for Syracuse Cultural Workers. She’ll teach gardeners how to identify native weeds, build healthy soil and cultivate beneficial insect allies. Bring your favorite garden tool and don’t worry about getting dirty. Direct questions or RSVPs to Kayleigh at 424-9485 ext. 229, or kmb337@cornell.edu.

Prepare to inhale! “Reefer Madness” the musical opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Fire and Ice Banquet Facilities at The Locker Room, 528 Hiawatha Blvd. E., on the North Side. The satirical show runs weekends through July 30. Couples can dine and catch the show for $60; dinner and show for singles costs $34; and tables of eight cost $225. For show only, you pay $25. Produced at directed by Dustin Czarny for the Not Another Theater Company, the musical stars Jodie Baum, Rob Fonda and David Witanowski. More than a dozen other performers complete the comedic cast. For tickets, call 446-1461.

The second annual Garden Tour & Tea to raise funds to put a new roof on the Barnes Hiscock Mansion at 930 James St. will begin with tours at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16. The house, built in 1853, is now on the National Register of Historic Landmarks and the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program. The George & Rebecca Barnes Foundation is striving to restore and save this irreplaceable piece of CNY history. The event includes a tour of five gardens in the Sedgwick neighborhood and tea at the mansion. Garden tours will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and tea will be held from noon to 3 p.m. The cost for members of the foundation is $20, for non-members, $25.

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Best Bets: Sports Chiefs welcome IronPigs

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Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 PM. Vs. Lehigh Valley Ironpigs; fireworks. Alliance Bank Stadium. $. 474-7833 or syracusechiefs.com.

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‘Reefer Madness.’ Dinner at 6:45 PM, show at 8. Raucous musical inspired by 1936 film of the same name. Fire and Ice Banquet Hall, The Locker Room, 528 Hiawatha Boulevard. Single, $34; couple, $60; show only, $25 (limited availability). Notanothertheatercompany.com. ‘Art.’ 8 PM. The Covey Theatre Company presents dramatic comedy about friendship, ideas, and how much a painting is really worth. BeVard Room, Mulroy Civic Center. $20. Thecoveytheatrecompany.com.

Wellness Walking Group. 9 AM Mondays & Wednesdays. Beaver Lake Nature Center. Free w/admission. 638-2519.

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Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 PM. Vs. Buffalo Bisons. Alliance Bank Stadium. $. 474-7833 or syracusechiefs.com.

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Funday Sundays. Sainte Marie Among the Iroquois. 453-6768. Salt Museum. 1-6 PM. 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool. Free. 453-6715. Penguin Palooza. 5:30-8:30 PM. Ice cream tasting extravaganza featuring food, music, face painting, clowns, magicians, and more. Rosamond Gifford Zoo. $12/ages 3 and up. 435-8511.

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Syracuse Nationals. 8 AM-3 PM. Street rod show. Empire Expo Center. $. (800)753-3978. Sunday Morning Brunch. 11 AM. For singles and couples, organized by CNY Singles. Denny’s, South Bay Road, North Syracuse. RSVP, 4587555. Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. Noon-6 PM. Middle Eastern food, music, dancing, marketplace and church tours. St. Elias Othodox Church, 4988 Onondaga Road. Free.

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Parkway Sunday. 9 AM-noon. Onondaga Lake Parkway in Liverpool is closed to motorized traffic so inline skaters, joggers, walkers, and cyclists can enjoy the wide, two-mile section of paved roadway. Free. 453-6712. Weekend Walks With A Naturalist. 1:30 PM. Beaver Lake Nature Center. Free w/admission. 6382519. Weekend Wildflower Walks. 2-3 PM. Baltimore Woods. 673-1350.

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Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 5 PM. Vs. Lehigh Valley Ironpigs. Alliance Bank Stadium. $. 474-7833 or syracusechiefs.com.

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‘Reefer Madness.’ Brunch at 12:45 PM, show at 8. Raucous musical inspired by 1936 film of the same name. Fire and Ice Banquet Hall, The Locker Room, 528 Hiawatha Boulevard. Single, $34; couple, $60; show only, $25 (limited availability). Notanothertheater-

company.com. ‘West Side Story.’ 7:30 PM. Town of Manlius Recreation Department presents community-cast musical. Fayetteville-Manlius High School, 8201 E. Seneca Turnpike, Manlius. $13.

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Reiki-4-Kidz & More! Workshop. 9 AM-1 PM. For ages 5-8 and 9-12. May Memorial Unitarian Society. $80/student, $20/additional child. 469-8639. American Girl Workshops. 2 PM. For ages 8-12. Onondaga Free Library. Pre-register. 492-1727. Teen Book Discussion Group. 7 PM. For grades 6 and up. Dewitt Community Library. Free. Preregister. 446-3578.

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DivorceCare Support Group. 7 PM. Northside Baptist Church. 7965 Oswego Road, Liverpool. 652-3160. GriefShare Support Group.  7 PM. Northside Baptist Church. 7965 Oswego Road, Liverpool. 652-3160.

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‘Senior Care Information Pick-Up.’ 2-7 PM. PACE CNY representatives, local attorney will discuss common questions for seniors. Solvay Public Library, 615 Woods Road, Solvay. Free. 703-3656.

Music

The Fabulous Ripcords. 7 PM. Rockabilly band presented by Liverpool is the Place summer concert series. Johnson Park, corner of Vine and Oswego streets, Liverpool. Free.

Reiki-4-Kidz & More! Workshop. 9 AM-1 PM. For ages 5-8 and 9-12. May Memorial Unitarian Society. $80/student, $20/additional child. 469-8639. Sciencenter Animal Time. 10:30 AM. Animal-related story and craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Sciencenter, Ithaca. Included with admission. 607-272-0600. Festival of Fairies. 1 PM. Fairy crafts and fun. For ages 6 and up. Onondaga Free Library. Preregister. 492-1727. Japanese Lessons. 1-2 PM. Learn basic Japanese phrases and counting, in conjunction with the Five Friends from Japan exhibit. Strong Museum of Play, Rochester. Included with admission. 585-410-6359. Rochester Red Wings Meet and Greet. 1-2 PM. Strong Museum, Rochester. Included with admission. 585-410-6359. Japanese Fighting Kites. 2 PM. Learn how to make and fly a Japanese fighting kite. For teens entering grades 6-12. Salina Library. Preregister. 454-4524. Teen Game Night. 5:30-7:30 PM. Board game fun and pizza. Maxwell Memorial Library. Free. 672-3661. One World, Many Sounds with the MOST. 7 PM. Onondaga Free Library. 492-1727.

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Positive Discipline. 5:30-7:30 PM. Parenting workshop. Children’s Consortium, 2122 Erie Blvd East, Syracuse. $15. Pre-register. 471-8331. Let’s Eat Out With Other Singles. 6 PM. Dinner with friends, organized by CNY Singles. Frank’s Plank Road, Route 11, North Syracuse. RSVP, 458-7555.

Music

Pops in the Park: Carolyn Kelly and The Roosevelt Dean Blues Band. 7 PM. Live music, kids activities. Onondaga Park. Free. 473-4330.

Outdoors

Downtown Farmer’s Market. 7 AM-4 PM. Clinton

Square. 422-8284. Nature on Wheels. 10 AM. Hop on the NOW mobile to see places you can’t reach by foot. Beaver Lake Nature Center. $2.50. Pre-register. 638-2519. Farmers Market. 4-8 PM. CNY Regional Market. 422-8647.

Sports

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 PM. Vs. Buffalo Bisons. Alliance Bank Stadium. $. 474-7833 or syracusechiefs.com.

Wednesday July 20 Art

Celestial Nights: Visions of an Ancient Land. 5:30-8 PM. Opening reception for Neil Folberg’s photography exhibition. The Everson Museum of Art. Everson members, free; non-members, $10. Everson.org.

Family

Kiddie Café. 10 AM-2 PM Wednesdays. Puzzles, coloring, kids music, snacks, and fun. Fayetteville Free Library. 637-6374. Little Travelers. 10 AM. Early literacy fun for ages birth to 4. Fayetteville Free Library. 6376374. Pirates & Princesses Ice Cream Party. 4-5:30 PM. My Gym, Dewitt. Free. 449-4496. The Wonders of Australia. 6 PM. Maxwell Memorial Library. 672-3661.

Film

Flicks on the Crick. Starts at dusk. “Iron Man 2,” (2010). Creekwalk in Armory Square, 310 W. Jefferson St. Free.

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High Point. 6:45-8:15 PM. Faith-based songs, games, and activities for kids in kindergarten through grade 5. Community Wesleyan Church. 112 Downer St, Baldwinsville. Free. 638-2222.

Music

The Bear Cat Jass Band. 7 PM. Traditional jazz presented by Liverpool is the Place summer concert series. Johnson Park, corner of Vine and Oswego streets, Liverpool. Free.

Outdoors

Morning Bird Walks. 7:30 AM. Beaver Lake Nature Center. 638-2519. Wellness Walking Group. 9 AM. Beaver Lake Nature Center. Free w/admission. 638-2519. Mobile Market. 1-4:30 PM. Cash-and-carry stand featuring in-season produce. St. Joseph’s Hopital Health Center, Main Campus. East Side Farmers Market. 2-7 PM. Westcott Community Center. CNY Triathlon Club Training Series. 5:30 PM. Jamesville Beach Park. $. 727-2538. Disc Golf League. 5:45 PM. Open to all abilities. Jamesville Beach Park. $8.

Sports

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7 PM. Vs. Buffalo Bisons. Alliance Bank Stadium. $. 474-7833 or syracusechiefs.com.


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315-363-8450 226 Farrier Ave Oneida, New York EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

TDD/TTY: 1(800) 545-1833 Ext.800 oneidahousing@cnymail.com

Office Space For Rent

Call 437-6173

WAREHOUSE SPACE 2bths, AC, Overhead Door, Office Space

12429

AUBURN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1500sf - $500/mnth net

315-445-8990 or 315-382-4679 www.empiremgtco.com Rentals

VILLAGE VACATION RENTAL Exceptional furnished village house available dates August 8-16.

www.skaneatelesrentals.com

05308

References, years lease and no pets. 662-7035 or 662-7378.

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For Rent: 2 Bedroom Apartment in Erieville

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12410

2-3 bdrm 1 ba â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2000sf

W/D hkup, Eat in kit. Cazenovia Road FM schools, Quiet setting. $1,375/mo + util 315-445-8990, 315-289-9878 www.empiremgtco.com

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662-7035 or 662-7378 MANLIUS DUPLEX

Public Housing & Section 8 Assistance

All utilities included. References, years lease, and no pets.

ACCOUNTING & INCOME TAX SERVICE

13876

Erieville

Oneida Housing Authority

Auctions

12422

For Rent: 1 Bedroom Apartment

Accounting &Tax Service

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