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Sound Smart at a Party After you go hybrid, you’ll after his mother asked him where he probably go back to a regular car. A got the money to purchase the Apple

new study by R.L. Polk & Co. found that even though new hybrid models keep churning out, only 35 percent of hybrid owners bought another hybrid when buying a new car in 2011. These owners clearly aren’t unsatisfied with the brand, though. Sixty percent of Toyota hybrid owners bought another Toyota for their next car, and 52 percent of Honda hybrid owners stuck with the brand, even though they shied away from another hybrid. Hybrids are as tempting to regular car shoppers as well. The car represented 2.9 percent of the new-car market in 2008, and since then has dropped to 2.4 percent…

A 17-year-old from China wanted an iPhone and an iPad really badly.

So badly that he sold his kidney, and now he suffers from renal deficiency. Police have arrested five people and charged them with intentional injury for the procedure. According to prosecutors, one of the defendants received 220,00 yuan ($35,000) to arrange the transplant. He paid the young boy 22,000 yuan and split the rest with the surgeon, the three other defendants and the medical staff. The teen, who’s from one of the country’s poorest areas, admitted selling his kidney

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duty, other people and their charitable activities. The subjects then provided a saliva sample for DNA analysis, which showed which genes control their oxytocin and vasopressin receptors. Scientists found that people whose receptors were controlled by the “nice” gene had a less-threatening perception of the world and were more likely to help others. The study was published in the journal Psychological Science… Bachelors in a west Texas city may have found the perfect way to keep their pads clean. Fantasy Maid Service of Lubbok is a new cleaning service where the maids work in the nude. Customers pay $100 an hour

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LI Press Wins 19 NY Press Association Awards The Long Island Press won 19 awards for its writing, design and multimedia at the 2011 New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest during their annual convention in Saratoga Springs March 30-31. Awards for the newspaper’s coverage ran the gamut from politics, crime, the environment and sports. Associate Publisher Beverly Fortune won Best Column for Fortune 52, a weekly feature highlighting unsung Long Island women making a difference. “Another top-notch piece,” the judges wrote of “What a Mess,” an article that won Best News Story about the Nassau police crime lab debacle by writer Shelly Feuer Domash and Christopher Twarowski, Senior Reporter-Editor—Investigations. “An important piece of investigative journalism.” Senior Editor Spencer Rumsey took home the prize for best Feature Story—the most competitive category in the NYPA contest—for his story, “Soldiers of Misfortune,” about the struggles facing veterans returning home from war. The judges found that the Press “left no questions unanswered” when awarding the paper for Coverage of the Environment with “Gas Rush,” a story about proposed hydraulic fracturing upstate, and “Heating Up,” exploring the impact of global warming on LI. Jim Mancari, a Press contributor, hit a home run when he won best Sports Feature with his piece “Diamonds Aren’t Forever,” which explored the difficult road for Long Islanders to play Major League Baseball. Twarowski, Rumsey and News/Web Editor Timothy Bolger won best Coverage of Elections/Politics for their work on “The Blame Game” about Nassau’s fiscal crisis and the annual voters’ guide. “Fortune finds powerful stories and tells

them in a compelling fashion,” the judges wrote of the award-winning Fortune 52 column. “These can be extremely emotional stories but she does not allow them to get bogged down in the sadness. She finds what allows her subjects to get through the tough times and shares that with her readers.” Staff Writer Jaclyn Gallucci won second place in the Coverage of Crime/Police/Courts category for “Vanished,” which covered the murder trial of Jennifer Papain, and “Looking for Judy,” a piece about a family who thought a missing woman might be among 10 bodies found along Ocean Parkway. The Press staff won second for Spot News for breaking coverage of the New York State Marriage Equality Act legalizing gay and lesbian marriage. The staff also shared third place in the News Story contest for “On Thin Ice,” about the Nassau Coliseum referendum. In addition, Rumsey and Gallucci won third place in the Coverage of Health, Health Care and Science for Rumsey’s story, “On Life Support,” about the John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility and Gallucci’s article “Vaccine Machine,” about the debate over the cause of autism. For their video coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests in Manhattan, Twarowki, Staff Writer Rashed Mian and Director of New Media Michael Conforti won third place for Best Use of Multimedia. The Press also won honorable mentions for coverage of local government and in the Best Website category. On the design side, Art Director Jon Sasala won first place for Graphic Illustration with the “Beach Bodies” cover, Best Use of Color in the “Down the Drain” issue and Best House Ad/Ad Campaign for the Best of Long Island promotion. The paper also won Best Ad Campaign Large Space for its King Quality ads, Best Large Space Ad and won third place for Best Special Section Cover in a tie with the Queens Chronicle.

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Most Wanted—bull’s eye The FBI replaces dead al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on its Ten Most Wanted list with Eric Justin Toth, a former Washington, D.C., private school teacher and camp counselor facing child pornography charges. So Osama, in death, you’ve been replaced by a child pornographer—may the humiliation never end.

With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s announcement earlier this week that last month was the warmest March in the U.S. since record-keeping began in 1895 and that the three-month period of January, February and March was the warmest first quarter recorded in the Lower 48 states, it’s safe to say that the stage has been set for a record-breaking, sizzling summer. Combine the soaring mercury with our mild winter and all the trees dismembered and uprooted as Hurricane Irene roared along the Eastern Seaboard—not to mention those that fell victim to the vicious tornado outbreaks—and what we have, say weather experts, is the perfect recipe for a tinderbox summer of wildfires, such as the recent Ridge-Manorville blaze, which consumed 1,000 acres, three homes and nearly claimed the lives of three local firefighters. Wildfires burned across New Jersey, upstate New York and Staten Island this week, too. Wildfires, though you may be a necessary aspect of a forest’s life cycle, you are no longer welcome. Please, leave us alone… You’re fired, dragon breath!

Facebook—partial score The social networking giant snags the popular photo-sharing app Instagram—and its nine-person staff—for $1 billion in cash and stock. A savvy business investment? Or just a Zuckerberg prank intended to drive the Winkelvoss twins into apoplectic rage? Either way, well played, sir!

George Zimmerman—off target The neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Florida creates a website to solicit funds for his legal defense and living expenses. You know, George, it’s tempting—but considering it’s a recession and all, we’re going to have to dedicate our resources to more worthy causes: iPhone apps, Lotto tickets, flushing it down the toilet… So sorry! Ozzie—off target Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is suspended for five games, effective immediately, after praising Fidel Castro to Time magazine, which quoted Guillen as saying he loves and respects the former Cuban dictator. Maybe he thought a community called “Little Havana” would like Castro? Best Buy—off target Brian Dunn, the chief executive of Best Buy, resigns from the company, less than two weeks after introducing his ambitious plan to reinvigorate the flagging electronics retailer. Well, it just breaks our heart to see any ruthless, antiseptic big-box chain store struggling! X-Rays—off target Routine dental X-rays are the biggest known environmental risk factor for largely non-malignant brain tumors, according to a joint study between Yale University School of Medicine and Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Finally: a valid excuse to avoid the dentist!

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“The assault on our body image, the hypersexualization of girls and women and subsequent degradation of our sexuality as we walk through the decades, and the general incessant objectification is what this conversation allegedly about my face is really about…That women are joining in the ongoing disassembling of my appearance is salient. Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate.”

Flames jump the roadway in Manorville as a roaring brush fire threatens homes and commercial buildings in Suffolk County, Monday, April 9, 2012. One firefighter was hospitalized with minor burns and two were treated for smoke inhalation. (AP Photo/Robert Garofalo)

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3. GOOGLE “THE ULTIMATE JESUS FISH”: Jesus has turned up in a lot of places—grilled cheese sandwiches, window panes, etc., but this one is up there among the strangest. Erika Scheldt, 24, photographed a dead stingray last week while frolicking on a South Carolina beach. She thought she saw a “bearded, homeless man” in its shell. She later determined that it was, in fact, Jesus. Believe it? Or not… 4. GET INSTAGRAM FOR ANDROID: After being exclusive to iPhone users, the increasingly popular photo taking and sharing app—and Mark Zuckerberg’s latest acquisition—Instagram, has become available on Android phones. Complete with a host of editing abilities like filters and lens effects, the app offers a great way to customize and share pictures of whatever you see fit. The app is available in the Android market place, or what is now called the “play store.”

5. See Art in transit on the lirr: Public art projects are common in the city, but on Long Island it’s hard to find one as large as the one students in Professor Rob Goldman’s Special Projects in Digital Photography class have planned for the Island—Art in Transit. Their work will become part of French street artist JR’s global art project, Inside/Out, to bring positive change to the world through public art. With the cooperation of building owners, the students will be mounting the prints in mid-May so commuters will have something other than graffitied buildings and abandoned lots to look at during their ride. Visit www.insideoutproject.net for a sneak peak. 6. TURN YOURSELF INTO A SUPER HERO: The UK novelty company Firebox is offering personalized action figures, created from your photos. Choose from five bodies—Superman, Batman, Batgirl, Wonder Woman and The Joker. How do they do it? Firebox says it best: “Using advanced 3-D printing technology your photographs will be turned into a fully-formed 3-D version of your noggin —including eye color, skin tone, hair style and hair color. Accurate? It’ll be like looking in a teaspoon.” Except that looking in a teaspoon is cheaper. These bad boys will run you $127. Make yourself super a www.firebox.com.

8. ENTER THE 2012 DESIGNER TOY AWARDS: A Tickle Me Justin Bieber? A Talking Taco? Why not? Just promise us you won’t make yet another doll with bodily functions. The DTAs bring together dozens of artists, writers and fans to celebrate creative excellence in the global Designer Toy market, both the sub-culture niche and the mainstream alike. And this year, anyone can anonymously submit an organization or individual for consideration. Get the details at www.designertoyawards.com. Nominations will be officially announced during the San Diego Comic Con in July 2012 and the ceremony itself will be in New York City in October 2012. 9. DO YOUR INCOME TAX: Learn from the mistakes of Wesley Snipes, Heidi Fleiss, Darryl Strawberry and Nicolas Cage. The IRS filing deadline for 2011 is Tues., April 17. 10. MAKE EGG SALAD, DEVILED EGGS AND...UH...POTATO SALAD?: Because what the hell else are you going to do with all those multi-colored, hard-boiled eggs left over from Easter!?! Columns

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Skinnydipping Bethenny Frankel The perfect guilty pleasure novel, Skinnydipping is the sexy and hilarious story of Faith Brightstone, an aspiring actress just out of college, who moves to LA determined to have it all—a job on the most popular TV show, a beach house in Malibu, and a gorgeous producer boyfriend. But when Hollywood hands her a gig as a glorified servant, a role that has more to do with T&A than acting, and a dead-end relationship, Faith decides she’s had enough of La La Land and moves back to New York with just a suitcase and her dog. Five years later, Faith has finally found her groove as an entrepreneur and manages to land a spot on a new reality TV show hosted by her idol—the legendary businesswoman and Domestic Goddess Sybil Hunter. Diving into the bizarre world of reality TV, Faith’s loud mouth and tell-itlike-it-is style immediately gets her in trouble with her fellow contestants—the delusional socialite, the boozy lifestyle coach, the flighty jewelry-maker, and her closest friend, the self-proclaimed housewife, who eventually betrays her. As the show comes to a dramatic close, Faith discovers that the man of her dreams may have just walked into her life. Will she choose fame or love? You’ll have to read to find out. —Daphne Livingston

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2. MEET RICKI LAKE: Most of us know her as the former host of The Ricki Lake Show, the ’90s talk show filled with baby mama drama and the like. But Lake is also an actress, filmmaker and author who has had just about as much drama in her own life as she’s had on her day-time talk show stage. On April 17 at 7 p.m., Ricki comes to the Book Revue in Huntington to speak about and sign her memoir, Never Say Never: Finding a Life that Fits, filled with stories of the sexual abuse she endured, her subsequent food issues and weight problems, near bankruptcy, a brutal divorce and a string of broken romances.

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1. TIVO CELEBRITY APPRENTICE: Normally, we would never, ever suggest you watch a two-hour, sometimes three-hour show, especially one on Sunday night, but at this point in the season, Celebrity Apprentice is one you should keep in the Queue. Why? The filthy and anger-laden comedian Lisa Lampanelli and the hot mess egomaniac that is Aubrey O’Day. Who? You know, that chick that got kicked out of Diddy’s band back in the day. These two are walking time bombs that go from violent tantrums to tearful nervous breakdowns in a New York minute. It’s great.


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No Jew, other than Jesus, loves Easter as much as my wife, the beautiful Judy Licht. Judy and my daughter Jodi planned this year’s Easter’s festivities with as much care as Eisenhower planned the Normandy invasion during World War II. It was a glorious day in the Hamptons. The weather was perfect and I must say, with not even a shred of modesty, that the food I cooked was beyond delicious. The mood of the day was perfect. A family day where everyone in the family loves each other as much as we do is a gift. At noon we had our annual Easter egg hunt, in which my granddaughter Annabel, her brother Charlie, her baby sister Maggie and about 28 of their little friends chased down and found over 200 colored eggs that the Easter Bunny had hidden. Judy shops for weeks to find the perfect prizes that the children could win as a reward for finding the most eggs: The Golden Egg, The Silver Egg, etc. This is great training for the kids, many of whom, when they grow up, will go into investment banking anyway. The prizes led to a loud, silly tiff Judy and I had in aisle 3 of our local CVS. Judy had already bought over $145 worth of plastic eggs for the party. You have to understand the plastic eggs are a sore spot for me. We have two Easter egg hunts at our house. The first Easter egg hunt comes when we both search the house for the plastic eggs we had put aside after last year’s festivities. We never find them. Now Judy was eyeing some stuffed toys that CVS had on display. Stuffed monkeys, rabbits etc. The prices started at $8.95 and went up. Judy started to say, “These would be great gifts for…” when I interrupted her with a loud,” NO!! I know where we can get the same stuffed toys for $4.95 apiece.” “Where?” she asked. “At the wonderful One Stop Pet Shop in Amagansett, where we go to buy a stuffed toy every week for Shlomo,” was my reply. Now Judy’s voice went up two octaves. “Are you crazy? You want to buy these kids stuffed toys meant for dogs?” “What’s the difference?” I answered. “A stuffed toy is a stuffed toy. The kids will never know the difference.”

“But an hour after we give Shlomo a stuffed toy he bites into it and all the stuffing comes out,” said Judy. “That’s because Shlomo takes the stuffed toy in his mouth and then shakes his head fiercely to kill it. That’s the law of the jungle, or at least the law of East Hampton. Trust me, none of these kids are going to put the stuffed toy in their mouths and shake their heads from side to side to kill it.” My voice trailed off and I muttered, “Maybe one or two of them would, but we’re dealing with baby teeth…” Needless to say I lost the argument and we paid top dollar at CVS for the stuffed toys that we gave away as prizes. Shlomo, the world’s greatest dog and the love of my life, had the best time at the Easter egg hunt, and I suspect he ate more candy than the little kids. I’m a little concerned because he hasn’t pooped for three days. On the long, long ride home, I kept looking in the rear-view mirror at the back seat, where my marvelous pooch was nestled in Judy’s arms, both of them sound asleep. I remember when our son J.T. went off to college. Our dog Oreo died, and we were faced with our first true empty nest. “Should we get another dog?” Judy asked. “Absolutely,” I answered. “In order to stay young, you must always have something annoying under your feet at all times.” When your kids grow up you have to switch to a puppy. You have to make sure the puppy behaves, and is housebroken, and you must walk it until both you and the puppy are exhausted. In the end it’s not that different than raising kids, except you don’t have to help with homework or attend those boring, horrible parent-teacher conferences. How much do I love Shlomo? Last Easter when Shlomo was just a ball of fluff, on the ride back from East Hampton my daughter Jessie suddenly started choking and coughing. “What’s wrong?” I asked. “I don’t know,” was her answer. “I’m having an allergy attack. Do you think I might be allergic to Shlomo?” “That would be terrible,” was my answer. “If it turns out you are allergic to Shlomo, I want to assure you that your mother and I would hate to do it, but Jessie, we promise to give you away to a nice loving family.”

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SINKING CITY? Financial Troubles May Have The Riviera of the South Shore In Deep Water by Spencer Rumsey srumsey@longislandpress.com

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From the sixth floor windows of Long Beach’s embattled city hall, the panorama is spectacular, especially on a cloudless, windless twilight evening when the Atlantic is turning deep purple as a freighter is churning to New York harbor, an occasional jet plane is streaking across the indigo sky for Europe, and the pointed skyscrapers of Manhattan are sparkling magically on the horizon. It’s a multi-million-dollar view—a realtor’s dream—but the roof leaks and some plaster is crumbling near a corner of the ceiling of the public meeting room. But for a city that suddenly finds itself possibly $10 million in debt this year, with more deficits to come next, repairing city hall is the least of Long Beach’s problems. At this altitude it’s easy to forget the economic troubles facing struggling store owners in the city below. Justine Champlin, for one, is going to close her gift shop Carleton & Dayne next month after almost 10 years in business—and still has a back room filled with unsold candies and souvenirs pegged to last summer’s Quiksilver Pro New York surfing tournament, which the city cut back drastically, some say callously—after Tropical Storm Irene swept in and left thousands of homes without power. Or that even two of the city’s current five council members are dogged by their own nagging headaches: One is charged with 38 counts of illegally collecting unemployment benefits (one count for each week he filed, supposedly) after an investigation by the Nassau County district attorney. Another councilman has continued to collect a disability pension from the state while running w w w. lo n g i s l a n d p r e s s . c o m

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10K races and marathons, drawing the wrath of the New York Post. Long Beach, despite all its fresh air, smooth sands, refreshing waves and seaside charm is fractured like shattered glass by politics and divisiveness that, to an outsider, defy typical party labels. And the wonder is how the “Riviera of the South Shore,” as it was once promoted, will ever pull it together to solve its fiscal crisis and get back on track. If it can right the ship, it will set an example for municipalities across the region. But right now it’s listing, badly. The situation is more complicated than Republicans against Democrats, given the shifting alliances. On the simplest level, the local Democrats pulled off an upset in November by gaining a four-to-one majority on the city council, ousting the local Republicans and ultimately replacing Charles Theofan as city manager. The 59-yearold was nicknamed “Freeport Charlie” by his opponents. Don’t cry for Theofan—he’s just been hired as Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s deputy county executive, supervising the county attorney’s office, housing, community development and planning. There he’ll be mired in Nassau’s even bigger budget troubles. His replacement in Long Beach is Jack Schnirman, 34, Brookhaven’s former chief deputy supervisor, who’s been slammed by his critics for bringing along “his Brookhaven cronies,” as they put it. But the fissures that splinter this city can look pretty byzantine to the casual observer. “Revenge” is now the operative word at the police department as the formerly demoted are promoted and the promoted are demoted (or retired) thanks to the change in regimes. On the beach there’s a pitched battle pitting swimmers versus surfers, and even the two taxi companies, Long Beach Taxi and Beech Street Taxi, are squabbling over picking up passengers arriving at the Long Island Rail Road train station. F e at u r e s

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CSEA Members from Nassau County Public Works saved fellow co-worker Gwendolyn Watts on August 14, 2011, after she fell into a covert at Merokee Pond in Bellmore. The five workers, John Mangual, Glenn Allison, Rick Vellotti, Vincent Brown and William Mahoney were honored at a March 19 ceremony at the County Legislature. Jerry Laricchiuta, President, Local 830 www.csea830.org

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As local students of geography know, LI has only two cities, Glen Cove and Long Beach, and they’re both in Nassau County. Glen Cove attained its urban status in 1917, and Long Beach followed in 1922. Today, according to the 2010 census, Glen Cove, in the Town of Oyster Bay on the North Shore, is smaller, with 26,964 people, compared to the Town of Hempstead’s Long Beach, which has 33,275 residents sharing a low-lying stretch of the nine-mile barrier island barely 10 feet above sea level. Today both cities are drowning in debt with the same lousy bond rating, Baa3, which is one level above “junk.” Glen Cove’s fiscal degradation was more gradual and less newsworthy—it’s been under review by Moody’s Investor Services for several years—but the City of Long Beach’s slide was sudden and created quite a splash when Moody’s slashed its credit by five levels on Dec. 20, 2011, just after the city administration had to borrow some $4.25 million to meet its December pay roll and its other contractual obligations. Long Beach voters went into the booths in November not knowing the full extent of the city’s situation. Speaking to Bloomberg News after State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli announced last month that his office would soon conduct an audit of Long Beach as requested by the new city council, Schnirman claimed that the previous administration had served up “a cooked election-year budget…. They were trying not to raise taxes, and spending continued to go up as revenue went down.” That accusation does not sit well with Schnirman’s predecessor, Theofan. “Let’s be honest,” he says in an e-mail to the Press. “The current city council is inflating deficit numbers and playing political games in an effort to scare taxpayers and benefit politically.” Schnirman stands his ground. “I think that the previous administration mislead city residents as well as the Wall Street rating agencies for a period of time in saying that the finances were okay,” Schnirman says, choosing his words carefully, “and it all came crashing down at the end of December.” Theofan countered that “there was never a miscalculation. The information transmitted to Moody’s was accurate.” Schnirman said he knew walking into the job “there was a tremendous problem” in Long Beach and that’s why the new council majority hired a new comptroller and ordered an independent audit. “It wasn’t until March that our comptroller was able to fully determine the depth of the deficit that we’re facing.”

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The current city council is inflating deficit numbers and playing political games in an effort to scare taxpayers and benefit politically.” —Charles Theofan, previous Long Beach city manager

WAVES OF MUTILATION What’s irrefutable is that on Theofan’s watch Moody’s lowered Long Beach’s bond rating five grades, from A1 to Baa3, one notch above junk. The downgrade stung. Once in charge, the new council members and their new city manager brought in O’Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins, a consulting firm based in Westchester, to conduct an independent audit of the 2010-2011 budget. The consultants’ findings were presented on the same February day the city declared a fiscal emergency, a move that Moody’s called “a credit positive…because it gives the city manager greater control over the city’s financial operations, including the authority to implement budgetary initiatives to further fiscal stability.” Then at a special council meeting on March 27, the council approved borrowing $6 million to bridge the growing budget chasm. This week, the city manager unveiled his budget blueprint to begin the long uphill climb to balance its books. “You’re talking about a budget that is certainly not a ‘good news’ budget but is all about fighting for the city’s financial survival,” says Schnirman. Under the proposal, there will

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be two tax lines, an “inherited deficit reduction surcharge” of $3.3 million for three years, and a “more modest” increase in the general fund tax of 4.1 percent, all told adding up to about “$1.21 a day,” by his calculations, to cover both new lines. It’s “a bare bones budget” that still depends on labor savings, through negotiations in the coming weeks, because it must reap $7 million to avoid layoffs. Without these bold measures, Schnirman says, 75 city workers might have to lose their jobs or city residents pay a whopping 41 percent tax hike. “It’s quite a statement on the hand that we were dealt, quite honestly,” says Schnirman. The public will get to weigh in at the first budget hearing on May 15. Moody’s is keeping the city under review because of further deterioration in its cash position. It said in February that Long Beach “has already exceeded its entire annual overtime budget of $1.78 million by $561,868, just over half-way through the fiscal year.” The severity of the city’s fiscal condition “shocked” the incoming city council, says Fran Adelson, city council president. “We knew there was going to be a deficit. We didn’t know how deep the deficit was going to be. All we heard from the previous administration’s campaign was how wonderful the city’s finances were, that Moody’s gave them an A1 bond rating, and everything was great.” Jimmy Hennessy, a Republican activist and former city council president, has a different perspective. “I would not have called Moody’s

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In an interview with the Press, he elaborated on his position that the current administration was exaggerating the situation for political gain but to the detriment of Long Beach. “They’re laying the foundation for a catastrophic tax increase,” he says. “Who in their right mind would buy a house or open a business in Long Beach at this particular point in time? “The Democrats are in power now,” Hennessy says, “and they’re blaming everything on the prior administration because Long Beach has historically been a Democratic town. They want the power and they will do anything they can to hold onto power even if it means ruining our own reputation!” The new administration notes Long Beach is not alone in its crisis. “There are other municipalities that are facing difficult deficits and crises,” says Schnirman, the new city manager. “But the difference between us and them, and what earned us an unprecedented five-level downgrade at once is that our problems were covered up by the previous administration.”

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To Councilman Michael Fagen, watching the new city manager slowly come to grips with Long Beach’s crisis has not been easy. A Democrat, he was in the minority with Councilman Len Torres on the council when Theofan was in as city manager, and Thomas Sofield, Jr., was council president (his father Thomas Sofield, Sr., was the Long Beach police commissioner). Fagen fought with the Republican majority to obtain crucial financial information because he was sure that the numbers weren’t adding up. Since then, he’s felt vindicated by Moody’s downgrade. But in February he was indicted on charges that he collected more than $14,000 in unemployment benefits while failing to report his city council job. He claims Theofan duped him and filed false papers

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without his knowledge. Fagen’s lawyer, Marc Gann, tells the Press, “Certainly, everything I know makes it appear that this is a political witch hunt that was initiated by the Republicans in Long Beach at a time when they were in power… I think ultimately it was with the intention of getting him removed from the city council.” The pending case, which is still in the pre-trial phase, is certainly a distraction for Fagen. But he’s not the only one on the council whose name has been in the papers recently. John McLaughlin, a retired New York City firefighter and the sole Republican in the new government, was the subject of a blistering attack in the New York Post two years ago for collecting a tax-free disability pension despite being “an accomplished triathlete and marathon runner,” the Post wrote. Asked by the Press recently to comment on that accusation, McLaughlin said he didn’t want to talk about it. In the Long Beach Herald McLaughlin has expressed his wish that everybody could work together on the new council. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, Fagen says he has high hopes that Schnirman would come into office and stop the bleeding before the deficit got any worse but he’s been disappointed by his colleagues’ inaction. “Every day that went by, this deficit continued to increase,” Fagen says. Schnirman admits it’s been a steep learning curve, though he says he dealt with a “significant inherited problem in the Town of Brookhaven” and that he knows “what it takes to put a budget back on balanced footing.... It’s a major challenge when you come in and you’re faced with a crisis right away.” On a recent conference call to reporters, Schnirman outlined the financial situation as he saw it. The city’s deficit is 12.4 percent of the budget, which he said was proportionately a bigger deficit projection than Suffolk County’s. In response, Theofan, says that “Irene caused a short-term financial problem that was remedied” by a tax anticipatory note in December and that the city “should recoup up to $2 million if full diligence is given” by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “The City of Long Beach has one of the lowest bonded indebtedness to the size of the budget in all of Long Island.” Current city council members scoffed. “As has been the case in the past, Charles Theofan’s claims and his calculations are always suspect, and this is no different,” says Fagen. “After burning the City of Long Beach to the ground financially, I’m hard pressed to find any reason why the county executive would 16

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want to do the same thing to the other residents of Nassau County… You don’t get affirmed by Moody’s in August and fail to make payroll three months later. You just don’t. The extent of Irene only added up to a little more than a million dollars in claims. OK? Your hole was well over $6 million in December. You just can’t blame it on that. Regardless, even after Irene, they continued to give out promotions and hire.” Steven Hancox, the state’s deputy comptroller, says they’ve been asked by Long Beach to come in and examine collections from the city’s seasonal activities first, but his office is well aware of the significant deficit problem facing the city. “We don’t go into it with blinders. We’ll be looking at other issues,” he tells the Press. “Certainly a five-grade downgrade is a warning sign,” he says. “Sometimes you can see these fiscal challenges growing over time, and you can spot them ahead of time. And sometimes it is a very abrupt drop off of a cliff.” By comparison, he says that Glen Cove has been under review since 2007 because they had to go to the state legislature and get special permission to borrow money to start paying off their deficit. Long Beach “is not there yet,” Hancox says.

FUNNY MONEY

Some Long Beach officials who didn’t want to go on the record told the Press that they wish DiNapoli’s office hadn’t waited so long to act, asserting that the previous administration was raiding the rainy day fund for years and alluding to all kinds of financial skullduggery bordering on criminality. “Budget issues are not felonious,” says Hancox, citing shrinking sales taxes and mortgage recording taxes caused by the recession as the chief culprits of a crisis like Long Beach’s. “We’re going to pursue this as rapidly as we can,” he says, adding that the comptroller’s office won’t wait until the final report is done months from now if they can help the city take appropriate action before then. DiNapoli’s office will be picking up after the independent audit conducted by O’Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins, a firm based in Westchester, which was requested by the new administration when it came into power. The auditors examined revenues projected from investment earnings, commercial sanitation fees, utility tax and state aide mortgage tax in 2010-2011. They were budgeted for $5,770,000, but the actual revenues were $2,265,428, a deficit of $3,504,518 or a 60.7 percent difference. Audited expenses, such as recreation, fire department, police department and debt service principal, were

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traffic is light on a recent spring day in long beach (top) but thousands of people packed the beach last summer when owen wright, holding his $300,000 check in one hand and a trophy in the other (above), won the Quiksilver Pro surfing competition. Wright defeated 10-time world champion Kelly Slater in the finals to win the event, the first time, and so far the last, it took place on long island. (Bottom: AP Photo/ASP, Kirstin Scholtz)

budgeted to be $20,287,681 but actually cost the city $23,217,744, a difference of $2,930,063 or 14.4 percent. According to the auditors, the change in the 2010-2011 audited fund balance was a negative $4,900,727. No one can dispute that the city’s so-called rainy day fund all but dried up. The independent auditors said the balance in the city’s general fund was $7,452.711 in 2008, $4,506,235 in 2009, $1,375,178 in 2010, and $107,217 in 2011. Some Democrats on the council say what happened to the rainy day fund was a scandal. But to Hennessy, the former city council president, ending the fiscal year with a surplus of a hundred grand is a cause for celebration, especially given the recession hammering municipalities across the land. “Only in Long Beach is ending the year with a surplus a criminal act,” says Hennessy. He says the previous city council used the surplus to keep the property taxes level despite pressures from the growing recession. “We should be proud of what we did,” Hennessy says. “We didn’t turn to the taxpayer in these difficult times. We put this devastation off for a couple of years. Now it’s time to pay the piper.” News

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By all accounts, the city is still paying the price for having cancelled Quiksilver’s concerts and sporting events, which were expected to draw even larger crowds than the thousands of people who came to the city. When the perception took hold that the Long Beach could be holding something bigger “than Woodstock,” as champion surfer Kelly Slater was quoted saying, some of the city officials started having second thoughts. “They started peeling a layer of skin off Quiksilver a day at a time,” says a source with inside knowledge of the city’s treatment of the company. “I was one of the people who was saying that the thing was getting way out of hand,” says Hennessy. “Quiksilver was trying to come into our town and they were looking to make a real lot of money on our backs. And I didn’t like the way they were treating our city and our residents…. Thank God, the hurricane hit! It forced us to put the brakes on a thing that was spiraling out of control.” The former city manager has no regrets about his actions regarding Quiksilver. “The music portion of the event was cancelled solely due to Hurricane Irene,” Theofan tells the Press in an e-mail. “The health, safety and welfare of residents was my top concern as 4,500 homes and businesses were without power, along with extensive damage to the beach front. You should not lose sight of the fact that the surfing competition was a

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tremendous success.” The business community is still smarting over the decision. “It was a terrible decision,” says Mark Tannenbaum, the executive vice president of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. “The city was not in the disaster state that he claimed.” Tannenbaum recalled that at the first council meeting after the storm Theofan gave citations to the city’s workers “for doing an outstanding job in getting the city back up and running.” Then, Tannenbaum says, the city manager turned around and shut down the rest of the scheduled events—disappointing thousands, not to mention the merchants and restaurant owners in town. Quiksilver cancelled its plans to return to Long Beach for 2012, but with a new administration, Tannenbaum says, “I believe we have a shot at getting them back next year.” Catlin Rawling, a Quiksilver spokeswoman, was non-committal. “We had a truly great surf event back in September,” she told the Press in an e-mail. “Currently there is nothing to report about 2013.”  Tannenbaum had hoped that hosting the surf contest and the concerts would have put Long Beach “on the map,” but he feared that Theofan’s treatment of the company may have soured others from taking the city seriously because “they don’t know if they have a real deal when they make a deal.” Long Beach’s chamber of commerce is not a political organization, Tannenbaum reminded this reporter, but he clearly likes how Schnirman has taken control. “This new city manager is just great,” he says. “I’ve had a number of meetings with him. He’s professional beyond his years. I believe it will be a whole different type of thing going forward.” In fact, he says, “The last three months we’ve worked with the city better than the last six years and we’ve accomplished more things.” Long Beach locals agree. “Theofan doesn’t surf,” a resident 18

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in a business suit who asked to be identified only as a “local surfer” told the Press after a recent council meeting. “There’s surfers and there’s the rest of humanity that’s just sort of there, wasting the ocean,” he says and laughs. But in a slightly more serious vein, he adds, “If we get all surfers on the city council, then things will be different…” Tannenbaum, turning wistful, has a different vision. “Someday, if they ever put the politics aside,” he says, “Long Beach could be an unbelievable city—and an unbelievable draw for this Island!” Politics is not high on the agenda of Dave Juan, co-owner of Unsound Surf, an institution in the Long Beach surf world and a key player in bringing the Quiksilver Pro-Am to the city—and helping save the tournament when pressure was mounting after the hurricane to cancel it as well as the music. “You’ve got to give everybody some credit because there’s a lot of people here to make happy,” says Juan. He knew that Irene had left the city “pretty beat up,” and cited how the lifeguard station had been uprooted and slammed against the boardwalk during the storm surge, so he harbors no regret that the concerts were cancelled. He doesn’t want to waste time rehashing the past. “You’ve got to move forward,” he says. “As long as you move forward and you work together, then it’s all good, you know? That’s how you grow—that’s how the city should grow, too.” So, in a sense, the future for the City of Long Beach—both financially and metaphorically—is all about catching the next wave, with the hope that the next one is better than before.

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Stengelfest @ Smithtown Masonic Temple This mini-festival, stretching over three days with local and national artists, has been the culmination of local promoter John Stengel’s (Live Source Long Island) work for the past six years. Planned masterfully, each date is geared towards a certain genre—Friday, 4.13: North Korea & Night Fevers (Indie Rock); Saturday, 4.14: This is Hell and Kills & Thrills (Hardcore)’ and Sunday, 4.15: Bad Rabbits and Into it Over It (Indie Punk). “This is by far the biggest event I have put together,” says Stengel. “I’m so stoked.” And if the shows weren’t enough, local after-parties Cheers and Halo Lounge will have local DJs spinning well into the night. Expect to hear everything from hip-hop and dub step to electronica and everything in-between. Aside from the headliners above, here are some recommended acts to see: Gabriel the Marine, This Condition, Life as a Ghost and NGHBRS. www.livesourceli.com—Anthony Dobrini

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DEE SNIDER & FRIENDS JAM FOR AUTISM @ AT NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY, 8 p.m. Attempting to hijack the moniker of being the hardest-working man in show business, Dee Snider has kept busy in recent years. In addition to a plethora of reality-show appearances, (Celebrity Wife Swap, Celebrity Apprentice) and an 11-week run in Rock of Ages, the Twisted Sister frontman has done his part on the charitable front, most recently for John Rich’s affiliation with St. Jude Medical Center. For this benefit, Snider’s efforts hit closer to home with proceeds going to the Sid Jacobson JCC programs serving the families of and children, teens and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Doing the musical heavy lifting on this evening will be Blue Oyster Cult’s Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma, Merrick’s Debbie Gibson, Nine Days’ John Hampson, Zebra’s Randy Jackson, Rainbow/Black Sabbath drummer Bobby Rondinelli, Mountain’s Leslie West and Twisted Sister bandmate Mark Mendoza. Thursday, 4.19—Dave Gil de Rubio ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Create Your Own Style Contest/Stiletto Sprint @ Tanger Outlets at the Arches DeER PARK Come see the hottest looks of the season and learn how to create your own look plus new arrivals by Andrew Marc, Talbots and Wilsons Leather. Six local finalists compete on stage at 2 p.m. to win one of two $500 Tanger Shopping Sprees for Best Style and Best Value. Each finalist will be given a  $200 Tanger Gift Card and 90 minutes to create their own unique TangerStyle look for a chance to win one of two $500 Tanger Shopping Sprees. Stick around till 4 p.m. and grab your favorite pair of 2-inchplus pumps and race to the finish line in your most fabulous stilettos. Shoppers are invited to race down the 100-yard track to win a $250 Tanger Shopping Spree. Visit tangeroutlet.com/ stilettosprint for registration and details. The first 100 to check in at the Tanger Fashion Stage at 2 p.m. receive a free strand of freshwater cultured pearls. Saturday, 4.14. —Jaclyn Gallucci

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Ongoing All About Looking @ Nassau County Museum of Art, Daily. In this 29-minute film, renowned artist Jim Dine teaches drawing at the famed Internationale Sommerakademie fur Bildene Kunst in Salzburg, Austria. The method is rigorous: Models maintain one pose per week; students keep their easels in the same place and each day make a complete drawing; then every morning erase their work and start again. Through 7.8. Long Island Landscaping & Masonry Design @ DAC Contracting Focusing on masonry for past nine years, D.A.C. specializes in cement, brick, stone, patio, apron, chimney, driveway, retaining wall and repair work, offering affordable prices and friendly service. Call 631-4992993 or 631-767-9943 for info. STANKO @ Ripe Art Gallery Bold and eye-catching paintings depicting familiar images such as sunflowers, beach scenes and even grilled cheese sandwiches with bright fields of color outlined in black. Through 4.26. David Lynch @ Jack Tilton Gallery An icon among

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thursday 4.12 A Dangerous Method @ Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient in this psychological drama. Through 4.14. Further @ Beacon Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Through 4.18. White Rabbits @ Webster Hall, 7 p.m. With Gull. RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 1 Winner @ XL Nightclub, 7 p.m. BeBe Zahara Benet in Creature, an interactive drag extravaganza. The Fray @ Radio City, 8 p.m. The Musical Continued on page 24

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Playground @ YMCA Boulton Center, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Featuring Jack’s Waterfall. Alabama Shakes @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9 p.m. With Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires. Friday 4.13 Brother Sun @ Garden Stage, 8:30 p.m. Veteran singersongwriters Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor join forces in this musical trio melding elements of folk, jazz, blues, pop and insurgent country into a sound that goes far beyond the realms of a mere songwriter’s round. —DGdR Bone Marrow Donor Drive @ Plainview Fire House, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Help save the lives of Gia Gangemi and Spencer Reis, two local children with Leukemia, by coming down to see if you or your loved ones are a match. There will also be a bake sale and raffles.

Eddie Money @ B.B. King Blues Club, 8 p.m. When last we left Island Trees alum Eddie Money, he was fresh off the success of his autobiographical musical Two Tickets to Paradise that ran at Five Towns College back in 2009. Local boy Eddie Mahoney brings a straight-up oldies show for fans who remember chugging beers and wine coolers in the 7-11 parking lot while hearing songs like “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Shakin’” and “Baby Hold On” to the area. In the process he’ll also raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fun via last year’s newly-recorded “One More Soldier Coming Home,” a song whose proceeds help U.S. military personnel and their families.—DGdR Daniel Tosh @ Radio City, 7 & 10 p.m. Yankee Home Opener @ McFadden’s, Noon. $20 includes burger,

MACABRE FAIRE LONG ISLAND @ MILL RIVER BEST WESTERN HOTEL An event showcasing eccentric horror prop and macabre-themed vendors, panelists, local musicians, nostalgic horror movies, Long Island’s very own filmmaker Jim Haggerty and special guest, actor Doug Jones come to Rockville Centre this weekend. The Macabre Faire makes its Long Island debut with a steam punk, neo-Victorian and gothic fashion show, a panel led by the folks behind Long Island’s Halloween attraction, Nyctophobia; and a live shadow cast performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Like their slogan says: Where shadow’s lurk and corsets tighten, top hats gather and the undead frighten… The mayhem begins on none other than Friday the 13th. Coincidence? We think not. www. TwitchTwitchProductions.com. Friday, 4.13 - Sunday, 4.15 —Jaclyn Gallucci

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You SAY YOU WANT A Revolution? NEW BAR AND MUSIC HALL OPENS IN AMITYVILLE

In the location that was once Ollie’s Point, Revolution has taken over with state of the art sound and light systems, a rock-themed menu adorned with mug shots of your favorite celebs with offerings like the Highway to Hell Burger and Iggy Pop Tarts. Artists lined up to perform include Sid Wilson of Slipknot, Anthony Raneri of Bayside, ’80s superstars Missing Persons, Geoff Tate of Queensryche and Joe Lynn Turner of Deep Purple. And that Drum Fight previously held at the Crazy Donkey before its demise? It’s still kicking and is coming to Revolution in June with judges Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob, Dream Theater) and Long Island’s own Billy Rymer (Dillinger Escape Plan). Here are this weeks scheduled shows. For a full lineup, visit www. revolutionli.com.—Jaclyn Gallucci Columns

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Richie Kotzen, 7:30 p.m. With Jared Elliot & The Blackfires. 4.17. Defeater, 6:30 p.m.With Touche Amore, Code Orange Kids & Birds in Row. 4.19.

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RECord REVIEW Tommy Stinson One Man Mutiny (Done to Death)

Far from living off his Replacements fame following the band’s 1991 breakup, Tommy Stinson has kept busy as both a frontman (Bash & Pop, Perfect) and a bassist in two bands (Guns N’ Roses, Soul Asylum). With the selfreleased One Man Mutiny, Stinson finally got around to recording his follow-up to his 2004 solo debut, Village Gorilla Head. These ten songs don’t offer a lot of surprises but still manage to give a solid overview of the Minneapolis native’s songwriting skill set. Opener “Don’t Deserve You” is a jangly stomper that quickly gives way to other gems—the slide-soaked Exile On Main Street earworm “It’s a Drag,” the ethereal slack-key guitar-kissed “Zero to Stupid” and “Destroy Me,” a duet with fiancée Emily Roberts who comes off sounding like Lucinda Williams. ‘Mats fans will be psyched to discover “Match Made In Hell,” a tongue-incheek odd couple ditty with a luau vibe that was co-written by Paul Westerberg. Stinson’s sophomore bow will also have a portion of album sales go towards funding Haiti’s Timatec Schools, an organization that houses and provides skilled trade education for abandone and orphaned youths in Portau-Prince. [7.5/10] Tommy Stinson @ Union Hall Sunday, 4.15.—Dave Gil de Rubio

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From April 16-22, hundreds of spas, yoga studios and other wellness practices will offer their services for only $50. From facials and massages to weightloss and nutrition classes, Spa Week offers an affordable experience to meet the unique needs of everyone. Viana Hotel and Spa, LI’s only green, feng shui hotel, is extending Spa Week till April 27 and spa-goers can reserve a half-hour slot for Flowers Organics Chocolate Sun spray-tanning, the first all-natural, organic sunless tanning solution on the market. A complete roster of spa participants and services is listed at www. spaweek.com.—JG

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Frampton, John Mayall and Steve Kahn all to raise funds for the Columbia University ALS Gift Fund.—JG Ryan Cabrera @ Revolution, 4:30 p.m. Cabrera took the music scene by storm in the mid-00’s. His debut Take It All Away was certified gold after a month on shelves. The record produced two hot-selling singles: “True” and “On the Way Down.” He’s since released two other albums, You Stand Watching and The Moon Under Water. Cabrera continues touring, playing solo and acoustic for fans who grew up with him, and adding tunes along the way. With Alexis

Babini, The Royal Guard, Waking Heroes, Rendition, Alexa Marie and Grace Read.—AD Cask Festival @ Blue Point, 2-6 p.m. Pure Pleasure Art Exhibit @ Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., 6-9 p.m. Ladies Night w/ Reza (Shahs of Sunset) @ Zachary’s, 10:30 p.m. ECPW Wrestling @ Sports Arena, 6-10 p.m. Plus autographs with ECPW stars. Beach Cleanup @ Landing Road, Miller Place, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 42nd Street @ John

W. Engeman Theater, 8 p.m. Through 6.17. Shall We Dance @ Bay Street Theatre, 8 p.m. 2012 Small Farm Summit @ Hofstra, Full schedule at www. smallfarmsummit. com Back to Nature @ fotofoto Haunting images by Sandi Daniel. NYPD vs. NYFD @ Nassau Coliseum, 1 p.m. All My Children’s Kendall & Griffin @ Brokerage, 2 p.m. Rock-A-Betty Bruisers vs. B-Sides @ Skate Safe America, 6 p.m. Gabriel Iglesias @ Radio City, 8 p.m.

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Disobedience @ Cinema Arts Centre, 4 p.m. A vivid retelling of the true story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese Consul General stationed in France during World War II, who defied orders and issued Portuguese visas to an estimated 30,000 people in May and June of 1940 in an operation described by the Holocaust scholar Yehuda Bauer as “perhaps the largest rescue action by a single individual during the Holocaust.” This event will honor the families rescued by this hero, some of whom will be in attendance. Film will be introduced by the filmmaker Joel Santoni and the grandson of Mendes, Louis-Philippe Mendes, followed by a buffet dinner. Wednesday, 4.18.—JG

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Crossword BELIEVE IT OR NOT ACROSS 1 “Dracula” prop 6 - mignon 11 Roast beef au 14 Enjoy the Alps 17 Tropical treat 19 Classical hunk? 21 A Turner 22 Another Turner 23 Toed the line 24 Start of a remark by 38 Across 27 Prom wear 28 Idle 30 Fury 31 “Garfield” cartoonist 32 Shalit or Siskel 33 Ned of “Deliverance” 37 Stir up 38 Speaker of remark 41 Carrey title start 42 Windmill part 43 Violinist Mischa 44 Singer Scaggs 45 Cabbage concoction 49 Aquatic animal 51 Bodybuilder Charles 52 “- Show” (‘94 film) 53 Private pension 54 Robert of “Quincy, M.E.” 55 Restive 57 Trumpeter Berigan 58 Explorer Hedin 59 ‘68 Tom Jones hit 61 Shatter

63 - suit 64 Part 2 of remark 69 Raid 71 Sinuous dances 72 Jihad 75 Verve 76 Posada of baseball 78 Thin porridge 80 Thurman of “The Avengers” 81 Deighton or Dawson 82 Blows away 83 Isaac’s mom 85 Remove varnish 87 Lug 89 Morning moisture 90 Comic Sherman 91 “- It a Pity?” (‘70 song) 92 Got older 94 Part 3 of remark 98 Yearned 101 Titania’s hubby 103 “Java” man? 104 Tom of “Adam’s Rib” 105 Woody herb 106 With 107 Down, “Chocolat” actress 107 Kimono closer 110 End of remark 116 Like some recordings 118 Out - limb 119 Gumshoe 120 Update a story 121 Ida of “The Sea Wolf”

122 Fashion monogram 123 Symbol of sturdiness 124 “Jane Eyre” character 125 Murcia mister DOWN 1 Primer pooch 2 Forbidden 3 Summit 4 Kyser or Starr 5 Ornamental opening 6 Comic Joey 7 Wedding words 8 “Hulk” Ferrigno 9 SASE, e.g. 10 Mowry of “Sister, Sister” 11 Be in accord 12 Luau instrument 13 Rarely 14 Martin or McQueen 15 Actor Sorbo 16 What i.e. stands for 18 Hersey setting 20 Tizzy 25 Strive 26 Whittier’s feet 29 Buddhist movement 32 Merriment 33 Beer storage? 34 Humorist Bombeck 35 Cry of concern 36 Dress size 37 Like a peach 38 Photo finish 39 Narrow-minded 40 One of the Marches

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