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Sound Smart at a Party A groom got into a different kind of suit when his bachelor party left him with a ruptured bladder. Patrick

Gallagher is suing Philadelphia strip joint The Penthouse Club after he says a stripper landed on his abdomen with such force that he needed surgery and suffered nerve damage to his back and hip in November 2010. Gallagher had ordered the “Bachelor’s Package,” and was lying on stage waiting for the stripper to slide down the pole and land on him. The lawsuit, filed Sept. 28, 2012, states that the woman “negligently and carelessly slammed her body against plaintiff with such force as to cause significant injuries.” Gallagher is seeking at least $50,000 for medical costs, pain, humiliation and mental anguish…

secondary glaucoma worldwide. Other caffeinated beverages such as tea, soda or decaffeinated coffee did not have the same effect on eyesight. Since this is the first study to link coffee to bad vision,

researchers did caution that follow-up experiments would be necessary before stating that it is definitely a risk. Thank goodness… A popular children’s magazine in Tunisia is in some hot water after

it gave readers detailed instructions on how to make a petrol bomb. Qaws

Quzah, which means “rainbow” in Arabic, is facing prosecution after it published in its latest issue a piece that explained the history of petrol bombs and featured instructions and a diagram. The article also noted that the improvised weapon is a favorite during riots because it’s easy to make and use. Tunisia was among the first countries that experienced revolution last year during the Arab Spring. The Ministry for Women and Family Affairs argues that the article “encourages violent and terrorist thought.” The specific charges will be at the discretion of a judge, but the ministry has suggested they include incitement to violence…

A 21-year-old Portuguese male model recently admitted that he killed his 65-year-old lover and then used his boyfriend’s severed testicles to cure people with AIDS. Renato Seabra

Many of us need coffee to keep our eyes open but, according to a new study, the beverage may actually be hurting our vision. Harvard Medical

“We’ve been thinking about all sorts of things, and then we can’t remember what we were thinking about.”

School researched the link between caffeinated coffee and exfoliation glaucoma in the United States and found that those who drank three or more cups of caffeinated coffee per day have a greater risk of developing the syndrome, which is the leading cause of

—Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant after he was asked if the band was considering reuniting again. He was participating in a press conference at the Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 in Manhattan before the worldwide theatrical release of “Celebration Day”, a concert film of their 2007 London O2 arena reunion show. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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Letters to the Press Earth Trumps Biz Dear Editor: Over the last 40 years, New York has become a leader in protecting its rivers, lakes, and streams. Unfortunately, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed lowering the clean water standards for factory farms. While he is trying to bolster the dairy industry, he is weakening the state’s water protection standards, which have served as the model for the rest of the nation. The Environmental Protection Agency is crafting new guidelines that would require factory farms to better protect our great waterways. As the nation strives to catch up with NY, now is not the time to step backwards. Let’s continue to institute programs that help factory farms and other industries succeed while protecting our rivers and lakes, rather than simply lowering our standards and endangering the places where we love to swim and fish. Gideon Wolf Intern, Environment New York

No Fan of Mitt Dear Editor: Nothing has ever appalled me in my 82 years of American exposure to political life half so much as the endless lies, shameless contradictions, practiced falsehoods, deliberate obfuscations and outright perjury foisted upon the viewing public by Gov. Mitt Romney during the first debate with President Barack Obama. Obviously, Romney will do absolutely anything, anything at all—without honor or integrity—to get elected. Nothing he said bore the slightest resemblance to anything he and his running mate have preached for the past 18 months. I ask only one question: Who in his or her right mind would want as president someone who has absolutely no integrity and changes his mind and actions depending upon what he thinks will make people vote for him at that moment? As the sportscasters say, “Let’s go to the videotape!” Donald Harkness Huntington Just Say No Dear Editor: On Sept. 28, I was present along with about 1,000 others at St. Patrick’s Church in Huntington at a memorial service for Long Islanders who died of drug overdoses. The increasing frequency of such deaths creates a cloud of horror, terror, angst and depression across LI. Drug and alcohol abuse continues to destroy as it progresses. The war on drugs focuses on trying to end the pumping of drugs into America. The problem is that too many messages saying it’s OK to use recreational drugs are pounding the media, building up the demand. A recent Family Guy episode featured an ode to marijuana, for example. Suicides are also increasing. Is this rise linked to drug and alcohol abuse problems, where individuals feel that they are lost, so hooked on drugs and alcohol and powerless to fight back that they choose death? Do too many of us just shrug this off? I posit a hypothesis: A great number of those who commit suicide are victims of drug and alcohol abuse. Where is the CDC? Where are the medical insurance companies? John Joseph Budnick Massapequa Park Director, Drug Free Long Island

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GATORS—OFF TARGET A three-foot-long alligator is found in the parking lot of an Applebees in Shirley on Oct. 6, bringing the count to five alligators rounded up in Nassau and Suffolk counties in nine days. To the idiot(s) raising and dumping these s r o gat things: Try hamsters next time. a ti hes HESTIA—BULL’S EYE Researchers develop a new software system y to tackle pollution that is able to accurately map carbon emissions it d u n sf at the street level and pinpoint emissions produced by individual buildings, not just general areas. This technology is pointless, ut pizza h however, because everyone knows that global warming is a lie! soda es machin

DASH BASH—OFF TARGET Actress Stacey Dash, who says she voted for President Obama in the last election, is called everything from “an indoor slave” to an “old hag” who should “kill herself” on Twitter in a racially charged ash dash b attack after Dash states on the social networking site that she is backing Mitt Romney for president this election. Since when do politics justify racism? SODA MACHINES—PARTIAL SCORE Following New York City’s ban on large sugary drinks, Coca-Cola and Pepsico plan to list the calorie counts on the buttons of their vending machines beginning in 2013. If you choose regular soda, the machine will flash a reminder that a healthier choice—diet soda—is available. Who cares if artificial sweeteners cause cancer in lab rats, at least we’ll all be thin! SF NUDITY—BULL’S EYE Due to an increase in naked people walking around and gathering in San Francisco, where public nudity is legal except for in parks and restaurants, legislation to expand these restrictions is introduced by none other than San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener. Really, sometimes these jokes just write themselves... PIZZA HUT—PARTIAL SCORE Pizza Hut is offering a lifetime supply of free pizza to anyone who asks, “Sausage or pepperoni?,” to President Obama or Mitt Romney during their live Town Hall-style debate at Hofstra next Tuesday. The stunt won’t go over big with people who actually care about the issues. On the other hand…free pizza!

The Pink Slip The Mets Ahhh the lovable Mets. Pitiful. For the fifth straight year the un-Amazin’s failed to reach the postseason despite owning the 14th highest payroll in the Major Leagues, while four other teams with slimmer budgets (Orioles, Reds, Nationals and Athletics) made the playoffs with a cast of no-names that most Mets fans wouldn’t be able to pick out of a police lineup. The Nationals, who have a history of stinking up the NL East, are finally playing pressure-packed playoff games in the nation’s capital. Sure, you can always blame injuries, the loss of Jose Reyes to free agency and that scumbag Bernie Madoff, but this goose egg is laid right on the Mets doorstep. Maybe if they only play half a season, and just empty their lockers after the All-Star break, everybody’d be happy. But the league says they gotta play 162. Yes, there were some bright spots: oft-injured “ace” Johan Santana pitched a no-hitter and R.A. Dickey won 20 games during a Cy Young-caliber season—but wouldn’t it be just the Mets’ luck for someone else to get the award? The season sucked, and next year will probably stink too since there’s no money to make a big move. We’ve given this team more strikes than it deserves. Get outta here… You’re fired!

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strong winds buffet Felix Baumgartner’s 55-story tall helium balloon seconds after his 23-mile-high sky dive was aborted Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 in Roswell, N.M. the extreme athlete was attempting to be the first human to break the sound barrier with his own body and is hoping to make another attempt in calmer weather. (AP Photo/Matt York)

“The unaffiliated say they are not looking for a religion that would be right for them. Overwhelmingly, they think that religious organizations are too concerned with money and power, too focused on rules and too involved in politics.” — The Pew Research Center in a report released Tuesday that shows the “Nones”—those who are spiritual but maintain no religious affiliation and now make up one-fifth of the U.S. public—have reached the highest percentages ever in the Center’s polling history

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2. VISIT LI’S NEW PLANETARIUM: Over the weekend, the Cradle of Aviation opened the brand new JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium—its newest digital exhibit offering realistic, close-up views of Earth, star fields and planets, and a flight through a virtual re-creation of the Milky Way.

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1. MEET NELSON DEMILLE: Agents John Corey and Kate Mayfield have been posted overseas to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative, known as The Panther, wanted for terrorist acts and murders. Long Island author Nelson DeMille will speak about and sign his new book, The Panther, Tuesday, 10.26 at the Book Revue in Huntington.

3. GOOGLE “GOODY GARLICK”: Before the Salem Witch Trials, there was the trial of East Hampton resident Elizabeth Garlick, who was accused of practicing witchcraft in 1657, charged with bewitching and causing the death of the daughter of the prominent town resident Lion Gardiner.

4. DOWNLOAD “DEBATE 2012” APP FOR IPAD: Debate 2012 is a one-stop companion app for viewers interested in following the latest and most relevant political news and social media channels while watching the presidential debates at home on TV. And while you’re at it… 5. FOLLOW @FIREDBIGBIRD: Regardless of what side of the political aisle you stand, this satirical Twitter feed launched after Mitt Romney’s Big Bird reference during the first presidential debate will make you snicker. You’ll see a giant yellow bird waiting on the unemployment line and posts like “ ‘You can kill things and still like them.’ — Rick Santorum.... or OJ Simpson...”

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KIRK “TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER” CAMERON Oct. 12, 1970 Kirk Cameron, best known as teen heartthrob Mike Seaver on ’80s sitcom Growing Pains, is a Libra ruled by Venus, which may or may not be Cameron’s home planet. Libras are known to be consistent and unwavering in their beliefs. An atheist in his early teens, Kirk later became a born-again Christian evangelist on a mission to convert the world. He subsequently alienated his costars, edited and republished Darwin’s theories along with creationist arguments and misinformation; told Piers Morgan that homosexuality is “unnatural, detrimental and ultimately destructive to the foundations of civilization”; and defended Rep. Todd Akin’s comments about “legitimate rape.” Cameron often says he wishes he had a DeLorean that would take him back in time to show the world the error of its ways. We often wish we had a DeLorean that would take us back in time to when Cameron was that cute kid on the cover of Tiger Beat and not a glassy-eyed psychopath.

9. WATCH FLIPSIDE—A JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE: In this documentary about the other side, filmmaker Richard Martini explores new evidence for life after death based on thousands of people who claim that under deep hypnosis they saw and experienced the same basic things. Check it out at FlipsideTheBook.com. 10. DONATE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES: Donate new and used (in good condition) Halloween costumes and decorations for children who need them. A pretty scary Halloween costume collection box has mysteriously appeared in the reception area at 320 Carleton Ave., Suite 4300, in Islip, but just as it appeared it will also mysteriously disappear on Friday, 10.19! f e at u r e s

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8. GET WINDOWS 8: Microsoft will host a launch event on Thursday, 10.25, for the release of Windows 8, which will be available for purchase the next day. Among its changes, Windows 8 includes new backgrounds for desktop, lock screen and start screen, apps and heavier online integration.

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RED RAIN By R.L. Stine If you grew up anywhere but under a rock, you’ve heard of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series because before there was Harry Potter and Edward Cullen, there was Ghost Granny and Dr. Maniac. Over the past decade, Stine’s books were criticized by the American Library Association for being too scary for kids and dealing with occult themes. They also just happen to hold the Guinness World Record of Best-Selling Children’s Books of all time. So it only makes sense Stine would write a novel for all those kids who grew up with him and are now adults. Stine’s latest, Red Rain, follows travel writer Lea Sutter to a small island, Cape Le Chat Noir, and—brace yourself Long Island fans—back to Sag Harbor. Sutter brings back orphaned twin boys, and that’s when things get strange—and two people are brutally murdered. Red Rain is a horrifying thriller that will give adults some real goose bumps. R.L. Stine will appear at Barnes & Noble, East 86th St., Manhattan on Monday, 10.22, for a conversation with Harlan Coben and a book signing. —Jaclyn Gallucci The minimum number of years in prison former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse, was sentenced to on Tuesday. Sandusky, who continues to deny the allegations, faces a maximum of 60 years behind bars.

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We’re a few weeks away from the presidential election and at the halfway point in this series of columns. Therefore, before we tackle this week’s issue, it’s appropriate to pause and assess the current situation. In the first election column I referred to this series as a summit quest; a challenge to leave more nonsensical items of the campaign silly season behind and equip ourselves only with the truth as we tackle important issues. In it I also laid out a few irrefutable facts and circumstances that would serve as underlying assumptions, or “base camp,” for our climb and warned that the closer one gets to the summit, the thinner the air would become. Little did I know how prescient this analogy was; even former Vice President Al Gore blamed President Obama’s horrific debate performance in Colorado on altitude sickness. Whether it was his fumbling answers or Mitt Romney’s Cosa Nostra-like threats to public television—kissing Big Bird on one cheek while plunging a knife beneath his wing—our ascent must take into consideration current events and the candidates’ performance. As far as the first debate is concerned, Romney took command of the evening and ran the proceedings as though he was giving a Power Point presentation. He was concise, efficient and direct, never once allowing the facts to stand in his way. Obama was riddled like Sonny at the Causeway as jubilant Romney fans took to the airwaves and social media to pounce on bewildered liberals. Great fun. As stunned as I was by this turn of events, it changes nothing with respect to my analysis of the election because both President Obama and Gov. Romney have substantial records and demonstrated beliefs that are far more illuminating than the debates. Moreover, our country’s challenges remain the same, as do the circumstances in which we live. It’s why policies and issues are more important than one’s ability to annunciate them in less than two minutes. I’m not questioning the importance of the debates as far as campaigning is concerned, but nothing said between the two men can alter what they have done in the past or where we are today. But the home stretch of a campaign puts everything under a microscope, and

no one can predict what might become a turning point. The tragic event that occurred at our embassy in Libya on Sept. 11th was immediately and inappropriately politicized by the Romney camp. The White House followed up with its own (ongoing) gaffe by not

and took him to a hospital. The world around us is so fragile. What some regard as callousness on the part of the president should be viewed as his understanding of this reality. With that consideration, let us soldier on to this week’s chosen issue. The first few columns in this series took a detailed and practical look at the economy, deregulation, foreign policy and the stimulus. This week is more personal and I will keep it brief. One of the most important aspects of the presidency is the opportunity to nominate justices to the U.S. Supreme

“Four of the justices are currently in their 70s, and the average American lifespan according to the Centers for Disease Control is 78.”

Constitution prevented restrictions on abortion. Homosexual sodomy? Come on. For 200 years, it was criminal in every state.” This type of spiteful and irresponsible attitude must be quelled by stacking the Court with thinking and feeling individuals. Hopefully, Citizen United will someday be repealed. Ironically, perhaps an Obama Court will someday reverse one of his most dangerous acts thus far, which was to sign into law the indefinite detention provision of the NDAA 2012 bill last year, one of the greatest encroachments on our civil liberties in decades. Lastly, as the father of two daughters, I have no choice but to take the Republican Party at its word with respect to its desire to take away a woman’s right to choose. Sticking our heads in the sand and saying, “Oh, that will never happen,” ignores the Republican platform, their campaign promises and actual bills Republicans have put forward in Congress. Because Obama has already demonstrated his tendencies with respect to the Court through his appointments of Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, we know where he stands. During his political career, Mitt Romney has stood on all sides of virtually every issue and therefore offers little insight into the type of nominee he would proffer. But his acquiescence to the most radical conservative wing of the Republican Party is troubling enough to inform my decision in this case. This court once again sides with the incumbent.

forthrightly acknowledging the strong Court. For some presidents, it has been possibility that this was an organized their most enduring legacies. Four of terrorist attack and not an impromptu the justices are currently in their 70s, protest that spun out of control. But, and the average American lifespan here again, as maddening as Obama’s according to the Centers for Disease reticence in this matter is, his patience Control is 78. Sorry to be morbid but demonstrates why his approach is more there’s a strong statistical possibility that preferable to the blustering rhetoric one of the current justices will move coming from the right. on—whether retiring or Here’s why: As the expiring—in the next evidence mounts from four years and that the that night, it seems facebook.com/jedmorey next president will once increasingly clear that again be called upon this was indeed an organized terrorist to nominate someone for the highest attack. Therefore, it should be dealt Court in the land. OBAMARomney with in the same covert manner that While we believe the collec Week 2: Foreign Policy we have been conducting our affairs for tive American conscience has evolved Winner Obama the past four years. Overreacting in this beyond horrifying decisions such as part of the world, particularly in a state Dred Scott, even the current Court Week 3: Stimulus as fragile as Libya, can have devastat- is capable of alarming incompetence. Winner Obama ing repercussions. If we had responded Consider the Citizen United decision Week 4: Wall Street with immediate force like the George or simply read the following remarks Regulation Split Decision W. Bush “shoot first, look for WMD’s made recently by conservative Justice later” approach when the images first Antonin Scalia at the American Enter This week: Supreme Court Winner Obama appeared of Ambassador Chris Stevens’ prise Institute: body being carried by unknown “The death penalty? Give me To read the previous installments of Libyans, then we would have missed a break. It’s easy. Abortion? Abso- the Off the reservation Election Series go to JedMorey.com that they were actually Libyan civilians lutely easy. Nobody ever thought the who had found the ambassador alive and were calling for help. When none to comment on “Off the Reservation” email jed at JMorey@longislandpress.com were found, they put Stevens into a car

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Jerry’s Ink BY JERRY DELLA FEMINA, Publisher, the Independent

I Was Wrong

Let me repeat that: I was wrong. Last week I wrote a column where I predicted that the usual suspects—The New York Times, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, etc.—were going to declare Barack Obama the winner of his debate with Mitt Romney. Why? Because, frankly, the so-called mainstream media favors Democrats — just as The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fox TV and this column favor Republicans. I was wrong, not in my views, but in my prediction. Now comes a “How was I to know?” How was I to know that Obama would so stink out the debate that even his most fervent followers would be left in a state of shock? How was I to know that the Barack-fawning mainstream press, which spends most of its time in the warmth of Obama’s pocket, would be left flabbergasted and speechless by his inept presentation? This was not an occasion for “Yes

We Can” or “Hope and Change” or any of those nice-sounding empty slogans that so excited and mesmerized a whole nation four years ago. This was a sad-sack community organizer from Chicago pleading for his job. The subject was the economy. There was no way that Obama could talk about the economy. So he went into a rope-a-dope mode until the debate was over. Mitt Romney out-thought Obama, out-talked Obama, out-classed Obama and left him for dead. I watched NBC’s Brian Williams after the debate because I think that he’s the best newsperson on television, despite his and his network’s political preferences. When Williams came on camera right after the debate ended, the first look I had of his face told me he was not about to declare Obama the winner. Poor Brian looked like he just ate a bad clam. This was making me feel giddy so I immediately switched to MSNBC, thinking if anyone was going to declare Obama the winner it was the liberals on MSNBC. Alas, there was Rachel Maddow looking like she was about to cry. Wasn’t there anyone at MSNBC who was crazy enough to say the winner of the debate was Barack Obama? Bet they were sorry they dumped that loony Keith Olbermann. Maddow called on Chris Matthews, the man who said four years ago that every time Barack Obama spoke he felt a tingle going down his leg. Well, this time there appeared to be something going down Chris Matthews’ leg, but it wasn’t a tingle. He was furious. Matthews looked like if he could get past the Secret Service and get Obama in a headlock, he would twist his scrawny neck. Matthews had a series of “Why didn’t he?” questions. Why didn’t Obama talk about Romney’s 47 percent gaffe? Why didn’t he talk about blah blah blah? Mathews’ face turned the color of his politics. He was sputtering. It was delicious.

Finally I went to bed. Just before I fell asleep I thought about all my many good Democratic friends. They’re smart, too smart not to see that they are about to go into a polling booth and vote for four more years of the worst president in the history of this country. They will vote for four more years of economic misery … Four more years of unemployment … Four more years of good people being forced to live on food stamps … Four more years of class warfare … Four more years of crushing debt ... Four more years of policies that will turn this country into Greece or Spain. They saw him tonight—they saw the real Obama, I thought. Stumbling, bumbling, unable to keep up with Romney. They lost their “I’m disappointed in Obama. But Romney?” excuse. Yet they are going to vote for this empty suit because he is, like them, a Democrat. What a night. Obama was exposed to the world, and the press was impotent to spin the story—until the next time. I giggled myself to sleep.

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Vanessa Argueta couldn’t find a babysitter for her 2-year-old son, Diego Torres, so when Adalberto Guzman, Rene Mejia and Heriberto Martinez picked her up for dinner to smooth out bad feelings about a breakup with one of their friends, she brought the tike along. It wasn’t the typical split, however. The 19-year-old mother’s ex was a member of the international street gang La Mara Salvatrucha, known as MS-13, and the trio—nicknamed Gringo, Zorro and Boxer, respectively—were all members. After the relationship ended, they believed Argueta—who also allegedly had ties to rival gangs the Latin Kings and the 18th Street Gang—told their enemies where to find him, according to federal court documents. A passerby discovered the mother and toddler’s slain bodies in an industrial park near the corner of Connetquot Avenue and Windsor Place in a wooded area behind a Raymour & Flanigan furniture store in Central Islip the next morning. Both were shot execution-style: Argueta in the head and chest; her toddler twice in the head. Even the most seasoned Suffolk County police detectives who arrived at the gruesome scene Feb. 5, 2010 were revulsed. “Shut up, Torres,” the gunmen allegedly told the screaming child who had just witnessed his mother’s murder, states Guzman’s alleged confession in the documents. Guzman was caught joking about his role in the slayings on wiretapped phone conversations, documents show. The 18-yearold even took the slain child’s Dora The Explorer ball as a souvenir, later giving it as a gift to a friend’s daughter, say court papers. The case is just one of dozens that MS-13 and other gang members 16

have been charged with carrying out in Suffolk County due to the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s Long Island Gang Task Force (LIGTF)—a collaborative investigative unit that includes the FBI, Nassau County police, Nassau Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Suffolk County Probation Department, and until recently, the Press has learned, the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD).

gunned down: Vanessa argueta, 19, and her 2-year-old son Diego Torres were murdered by ms-13 in central islip

The partnership has been heralded by everyone from national and local lawmakers to community advocates, law enforcement and anti-gang experts alike, and since its creation in 2002 has resulted in the arrest and conviction of more than 200 MS-13 gang members, including the leaders of several of the gang’s cliques on LI. Supporters stress the longer prison terms applicable to perpetrators and broader reach afforded to prosecutors under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, known as the RICO Act, which essentially enables prosecutors to attack gangs the same

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way they would the mob. “It’s a win-win partnership, but it’s important that it continue,” U.S. Congressman Peter King (R-Seaford), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, tells the Press. His House colleague Rep. Steve Israel (D-Dix Hills) has also been a staunch supporter of the joint task force. “Without a doubt, these federal task forces—you can’t speak enough about the benefits of them for tackling the gang problem,” adds Ronnie Hampton, president of the East Coast Gang Association, a 2,200-member law enforcement nonprofit that focuses on anti-gang training and awareness. In Suffolk, where MS-13 hold strong concentrations in Brentwood, Central Islip, Bay Shore and Huntington, among other communities, the membership of Suffolk County police in the federal task force has been especially successful. Its inclusion has or will soon lead to arrests and prosecutions in no less than a dozen MS-13related homicides, including several exceptionally gruesome slayings—just since the department joined the task force in 2009 following a Press story noting its absence. All of those cases had remained cold until SCPD joined the FBI-led coalition. Currently, the work of the SCPD’s three detectives assigned to the task force is helping fuel the largest MS-13 prosecutorial takedown in the country, by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York— ranging from multiple murders and attempted murders to assaults with dangerous weapons, armed robberies and firearms and conspiracy charges.

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“For years, members of the MS-13 street gang have terrorized communities across Long Island,” Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District, stated last month announcing a 50-count second superseding indictment charging 11 members. “As charged in this new indictment, the defendants cut a swath of terror and wanton violence victimizing innocent citizens across Suffolk County. This office and the FBI’s Long Island Gang Task Force will continue to prioritize combating gang violence on Long Island.” Both Lynch’s office and the FBI have routinely given public praise to SCPD’s role in the gang busting— sometimes even listing the police department first in press release headlines touting major busts. Apparently, those praises are not enough. A Press investigation has learned that SCPD’s all-so crucial three-person team on the LIGTF, were recently unceremoniously informed that they would be pulled from its ranks— allegedly mid-confession of a homicide suspect wanted for a cold-blooded slaying. SCPD Deputy Inspector Kevin Fallon, the department’s chief spokesman, tells the Press the retreat has to do with dollars and cents. “This more has to do with reduction of personnel levels and the unprecedented fiscal crisis that we have,” he says. “We’re looking kind of at every position and personnel commitment to see if people are being used in the most effective and efficient way possible.” That reasoning was reiterated by Suffolk County Police Chief of Department James Burke. “The Suffolk county police department has and will continue to work closely with our federal partners,” he P r e s s P l ay

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“We are in the process of reassessing all of our task force commitments.” —Suffolk County police chief of department james burke

says, noting as proof of that relationship the recent disruption of an alleged plot to kill a federal prosecutor and judge. “We are in the process of reassessing all of our task force commitments. Given these difficult fiscal times we hope that we could work together in creative ways including having federal resources assigned to various Suffolk county police commands.” Yet multiple law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the situation who wish to remain anonymous for this story due to the sensitivity of the subject matter allege SCPD’s withdrawal is actually about police and district attorney’s office brass’ egos, coupled with a deep-seeded

animosity for their federal partners receiving what they perceive to be all the credit and glory for the busts. In other words: a turf war. They dispute the department’s official line, pointing out that members of the federal task force are privy to federal grants and other substantial funding sources that come along with their inclusion in the partnership, such as asset forfeiture funds—monies derived from seized criminal property. These are funds that go directly toward law enforcement initiatives, are not included in budgets and go a long way, especially in tough economic times. Besides, they charge, there are many other federal-Suffolk County partnerships in operation that are not being slashed—yet SCPD’s total contribution was just three detectives: Robert Trotter, William Maldonado and John Oliva, according to sources. Legis. Rick Montano (D-Central Islip)—who’s been dealing with the reality of gangs within his district on a daily basis, is currently running for

state Senate and is also a former prosecutor—doesn’t believe the SCPD’s official line, either (Montano says Burke told him it was a “budget issue” when the legislator called the police commissioner’s office after learning of the move from the Press). “I don’t buy it. I don’t accept that,” he tells the Press, adding that this is the first he’s heard of the retreat. “If it’s a budget item, it should be discussed with the legislature.” So while politicians, veteran police officials, community groups and anti-gang specialists scratch their collective heads about the dismantling of what was a wildly effective initiative against gangs and gang violence by any measure, vicious thugs such as MS-13 continue to rape, rob, assault, maim and kill innocent Suffolk residents. Lynch’s office and the FBI declined to comment for this story through their representatives. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone did not respond to requests for comment. Emily Constant, chief assistant

Suffolk District Attorney, tells the Press: “The district attorney’s office was not consulted nor did we offer advice to the Suffolk County Police Department when the department made its decision to leave the task force. This office has an excellent working relationship with federal law enforcement and has worked with the U.S. Attorney’s Office on joint initiatives including the filing of charges against health professionals and others involved in prescription drug trafficking. “The decision by the SCPD to withdraw form the gang task force for economic reasons should not impair the successful working relationship we’ve had for over 10 years with the FBI, the Eastern District of the U.S. Attorney’s Office or any other federal law enforcement agency.”

APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION Law enforcement agencies and homeland security experts throughout the country characterize MS-13 as one of the most violent of an estimated 33,000 gangs criminally active currently within all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Originating in El Salvador and comprised of immigrants from that country, Honduras and Continued on page 18

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Guatemala—many of whom are in the United States illegally, says the FBI— it is one of the largest Hispanic street gangs in the world, with up to 50,000 members worldwide, and up to 10,000 in the United States. In Nassau, members belong to chapters, or cliques, located primarily in Hempstead, Freeport, Roosevelt, New Cassel and Westbury, according to the FBI. In Suffolk, the gang’s cliques are located primarily in Brentwood, Huntington, Copiague, Farmingdale and Central Islip. MS-13’s crimes span the spectrum. Besides its proclivity for brutal slayings and armed robberies and assaults (with a penchant for machetes, as they are not illegal to own in New York but effective weapons), MS-13 is associated with drug smuggling, and distribution and sale, primarily marijuana and cocaine. The gang directs much of its violence at members of rival gangs, says the agency, which include the Salvadorans with Pride, Latin Kings and Bloods—with members required to commit acts of violence, referred to as quotas, upon joining a clique in order to enhance the gang’s reputation for violence—though innocent bystanders are often caught in the crossfire. Former Hempstead police detective Ricky Smith knows it all too well. When gangs began expanding

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on LI in the late 1990s, he was out on the streets learning everything he could about them. Back then, he says, he faced the frustrations of a revolving door of justice, which allowed gang members to commit crimes and then before long, wind up back on the street. Then Hempstead was given the opportunity to become part of a federal task force and things began to turn around, he says. With the task force came federal regulations, which allowed greater freedom in arrest charges and longer sentences when convicted. In 2005, working with the FBI task force, the village took down the major players in MS-13, he says, adding that afterwards, many of the remaining members moved to other locations—though they’re back, with a vengeance. “They have gotten smarter,” says Smith. “They realize that them being out there and flashing their stuff all the time was drawing more attention to them.” The FBI says MS-13 is now the largest gang on the Island, though a recent Stony Brook University-led study of Suffolk gangs found that the Bloods make up 43 percent of known members in the county, three times as many MS. There was three-fold increase in

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gang membership between 1999 and 2009—1,401 to 4,103—according to Profile of Gang Members in Suffolk County, a report released in May and prepared by the county criminal justice coordinating council. That’s a nearly 2:1 advantage Suffolk County gangs have on the 2,415 sworn SCPD members. The Suffolk County report found gangs in “almost all towns,” with Brentwood home to the largest population of gang members, followed by Central Islip and Bay Shore—meaning nearly a quarter of the county’s gang members are concentrated in a 23-square-mile area of a 2,373-squaremile county. Although the existence of gangs on the Island may come as a surprise to residents of some tony communities, members of the FBI’s task force know the reality all too well—and the coalition’s power in fighting them. “If you ask the typical Long Islander if there’s a gang problem, they probably would say no, but in reality there is,” says Chief Michael Sharkey of the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office. “Although most people may not be aware of it because they may not live in a particular community where it’s noticeably prevalent, it’s here and it’s going to stay here and it necessitates the work of a task force such as this to address it.”

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WAVES OF MUTILATION

It’s been four years since an all-out gang war seized central Long Island, forcing Suffolk police to rethink their approach as a spotlight fell on murders in poor communities. Anti-gang policing became politicized when a deadly crime wave hit Brentwood and Central Islip, claiming more than a dozen lives in less than a year from mid-2009 to early 2010— most of which ending in LIGTF-led arrests of MS-13 members. Public outcry at the time prompted police to flood the area, dozens of neighborhood watches to form and thenCounty Executive Steve Levy to take drastic action. The ex-county exec created a police unit targeting gangs made up of investigators that were originally members of separate gang units in each of the seven Suffolk police precincts. (Announced a week after a July 2009 Press story detailing Nassau’s county-wide gang unit, and Suffolk’s lack thereof.) Shortly later, Suffolk police also joined the LIGTF, eight years after it formed in 2002. “We loosened the grip of organized crime through federal racketeering statutes,” Levy said while touting the moves in his 2010 county address. “We should do the same when it comes to combating gangs.”

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When informed of the recent withdrawal from the task force by the Press, Levy says he isn’t surprised, given what he characterizes as his successor Steve Bellone’s position that “they don’t want to work with the federal government,” adding that perhaps the move has to do with pressure from immigration lobbyists, or is the result of the “expensive” police contract passed Oct. 9 and the need to redeploy cops to highway patrol. According to many experts, being part of a federal task force has major benefits, not the least of which is the applicability of the RICO Act, which means longer federal prison sentences and gang members looking to cooperate in order to lessen their terms. “Federal lawsuits are an awesome weapon,” says Eugene O’Donnell, professor of law and police studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “They are a gang’s worst nightmare. They are effective and fearsome.” “They start spilling their guts,” one source says about its effect on perpetrators. Another advantage is these task forces can accumulate intelligence from numerous sources and locations throughout the country. As a federal agency, they can also easily investigate cases that extend abroad. They have a

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centralized database and can deport documented gang members. Using the knowledge supplied by local jurisdictions, federal task forces can take that data one step further and are able to combine local state and federal power, resulting in more arrests and

killers: ms-13 members face longer sentences for crimes prosecuted federally than under state laws. these members are currently serving time in a federal prison. (courtesy: fbi)

successful prosecutions. Then there’s the federal funding, which sources interviewed for this story believe kneecaps the SCPD’s official excuse for the detectives’ departure. In actuality, they say, it’s their move that will end up costing the police department—aka already

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strapped Suffolk taxpayers—plenty. That’s because when a local law enforcement entity aids or assists or works in cooperation with an arm of the Department of Justice, it can keep a portion of the proceeds of a crime through the department’s asset forfeiture program. The exact amount depend on a number of variables, such as the case, the level of cooperation and the amount money seized, but it can mean millions or even tens of millions of dollars. “By yanking these guys here they forfeit any claim to that money,” says one source. Additionally, local police departments also apply for various grants to buy equipment, pay for overtime, to help with training, etc., he says— another revenue stream that would potentially be jeopardized by the recent exodus. “Typically, a representative from the U.S. Attorney’s Office has to certify that the department is cooperating with federal efforts and is a good enforcement partner,” he adds. Things were relatively quiet in Suffolk for a while after SCPD

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joined LIGTF. But last year, after Levy announced he would not seek re-election to settle a criminal probe of his fundraising, the gang unit became fodder in the hasty campaign to replace him. Democrat Bellone, who succeeded the Republican this year, made breaking up the gang unit and sending the 39 investigators back to the precincts a campaign promise last fall—one he fulfilled less than a month after taking office in January. “The gang officers are back in the precincts where they belong so that they can fight these gangs on the streets, in these communities, where the problems are occurring,” Bellone said at one of his first press conferences on the new job. “Gangs are a major problem in Suffolk County and it’s one of the department and the new administration’s focal points,” added then-Acting Suffolk Police Commissioner Edward Webber. “We are determined to fight. We can’t let them take over the streets. We’re going to work together in partnership…[with] other law enforcement agencies. We are in this together.” Yet behind closed doors, it’s around this same time, sources say, that Suffolk police brass discussed pulling out of the LIGTF, roughly three years after joining. Law enforcement sources who

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saw the results firsthand scoff at the SCPD’s official spin that it now has to do with the budget. “I hardly think that basically three detectives are going to make the difference to the precinct detective squads compared to the amount of work that they did in the gang task force,” a source with knowledge of the reassignments who asked not to be named. “But it’s an easy thing for them to say because it’s true: The precinct squads are short.” It’s a sentiment shared by many interviewed for this story—along with the need to put them back on the task force, immediately. “The police department has made a wrong decision and they need to put their staff back on the FBI task force,” says Lenny Tucker, president of the Brentwood Association of Concerned Citizens, an advocacy group. “The indictments that are being handed down show you the work that was done. I can understand if there was no progression, but they’re catching the people who are committing these crimes.”

TURF WAR

One need only peruse the many press releases of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI announcing bust after bust of MS-13 members and crews, or a few of the reams of court documents

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associated with the massive government caseload to get a hint of just how instrumental SCPD’s inclusion in the task force has been. If convicted, each defendant now faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. Six face mandatory life in prison, or possibly the death penalty— unique under federal charges in New York, since the state no longer has capital punishment. What’s astounding to sources familiar with anti-gang force efforts is the sheer volume of cases cleared by the three detectives working with the other task force members that had been deemed “unsolvable” by the Suffolk homicide squad and Suffolk District Attorney’s Office. Some were two, three and four years old, says a source, and numbered about a dozen homicides, 20 or so assaults including guns and stabbings, more than a dozen robberies—and some of the guns seized include machine guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. The three detectives assigned to the task force were known throughout the department for being “top investigators and aggressive,” says a source, adding “when the rank and file observed what has happened to the caliber of these detectives they can only come to one conclusion that the motivation of the move was political.”

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“This is a turf war,” slams another source. “This is all about the DA’s Office… They will tell you how cooperative they are and what they are doing with the federal government. Everybody’s hugging and kissing and everybody is having a wonderful life. Not true.” It wouldn’t be the first time the FBI and Suffolk police bumped heads. The New York Post reported ex-Suffolk Police Commissioner Richard Dormer resisted the FBI’s help in the Gilgo murder case. The chilly relations on those cold cases reportedly thawed after Webber took over this year—or so it seemed. That Suffolk’s withdrawal might be over a turf war between the SCPD, district attorney’s office and feds doesn’t shock Montano, the former prosecutor, either. “These turf battles are not uncommon,” he tells the Press. “They’re counter-productive, but they’re not uncommon. This has to be nipped in the bud. These turf issues have to be put aside. “I’m not interested in who’s slighted,” he continues. “I’m interested in eradicating a gang problem that’s been persistent in Long Island, that’s been growing and seems to be

abating—maybe not gang activity, but certainly the gang killings and the gang shootings have abated. And I don’t want to see it return to that because of a turf battle.” He demands it end, immediately, stressing that there’s just too much at risk for officials to be worried about “bruised egos.” After being informed

Speak Out, where we had a number of gang killings, we put the ShotSpotter in there—so for them not to consult with us,” he says. “I can’t imagine why they would make a unilateral decision without consulting with the legislature.” Adding insult to injury, sources say, the SCPD detectives removed

are fighting to get their detectives involved in these federally funded task forces because there are so many benefits,” adds another. “I have never experienced it where a department says, ‘No, the hell with this, we don’t want to participate with you to clean up murders.’” “Seems like they would rather have some of these cases remain open,” says yet another. Besides the loss of federal monies that could go toward better protecting the public, law enforcement sources tell the Press Suffolk has a whole lot more to lose, with a much heftier price tag than, say, bullet-proof vests for officers. “It is going to cost lots,” says a source. “Honestly, there are cases that are not going to be cleared, which mean people that are involved in those cases are not going to be picked up, and some of these kids are serial killers. [If they’re not taken off the streets] they are going to go out and murder again.” Whether the SCPD will return their detectives to the task force remains an open question. One certainty, however, is that there will be plenty more work to do.

“These turf battles are not uncommon. They’re counter-productive, but they’re not uncommon. This has to be nipped in the bud. These turf issues have to be put aside.”

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—SUFFOLK LEGIS. RICK MONTANO (D-Central Islip)

by the Press of the retreat, Montano called the police commissioner’s office to tell police brass as much. What Montano is surprised about, however, is the secrecy surrounding the move, remarking how most of the previous day’s legislative session concerned the police’s union contract, yet no one ever mentioned anything about the split to he, nor other members of the legislative body. “I’m surprised that we were not as a legislature [informed]—particularly myself, who represents one of the hotspot areas, remember we had the

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from the federal task force came from elite units within the department, yet the trio wasn’t sent back, instead, they were reassigned to general service. Veteran law enforcement sources with knowledge of the situation remain dumbfounded. “Over the years I have seen detectives and task force officers, and even agents—I have seen people punished for non-performance routinely,” says one. “This is the first time in my career where I have seen two guys punished for exceptional performance.” “Normally police departments

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Most Americans take their liberties for granted, with good reason, too—our country was built upon these “inalienable rights.” But what if your freedoms were threatened? By your own government, nonetheless? The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), proposed by Congress and signed into law by the president in January, is an annual bill that must be updated and passed each year. It stipulates

the new rules, regulations and budget for the Department of Defense. But the government has added a new provision to the 2012 NDAA. Remember those movies you’ve seen where the government just makes people disappear? Nineteen EightyFour, Fahrenheit 451, V for Vendetta? That is essentially the power our government has right now. Let me explain: This year’s NDAA states that the government has the right to “detain without trial” and “transfer for trial by an alternative court or competent tribunal.” A “tribunal” is a single judge without a jury. It also does away with mandatory

charges—meaning the government doesn’t even have to tell you what you’re being indefinitely detained for! You may be thinking, “Don’t we have something that prevents this kind of thing?” Well, there is. You may have heard of it, it’s a little document called the U.S. Constitution. The Fourth Amendment guarantees our right to be exempt from searches or arrest without a warrant and informed of the specific crime we are being charged with. The Fifth Amendment guarantees our rights to due process by the law. The Sixth Amendment guarantees our right to a fair and speedy trial. This bill directly violates all of these amendments. Congratulations—you are currently half free.

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thursday 10.11 Fall Bazaar @ Franklin Square Senior Center, Get a head start on your holiday shopping!

Girl’s Night Out @ Walt Whitman Shops

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The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) has begun to announce its fourth class of honorees who will be inducted at its star-studded red carpet award ceremony and fundraising gala on Thursday, 10.18 at The Paramount. New LIMHoF inductees include hip-hop pioneers Salt-nPepa, singer Connie Stevens, long-time record industry executive Ron Alexenburg and hip-hop/electro pioneers Whodini. Special guests include southern rock legend Charlie Daniels, Gene Cornish of The Rascals, radio legend Bob Buchman, Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge, the voice of WLIR radio Denis McNamara, Mark (Animal) Mendoza of Twisted Sister, Sandy Chapin, radio personality Opie, UTFO’s Doc Ice, comedian Jackie Martling and more. Additional special guests and performances will be announced, so stay tuned! —Daphne Livingston

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Bouncing back from her run-in with the law a few weeks ago in Texas, Fiona Apple takes the stage at The Paramount with Blake Mills on Saturday, 10.13. Apple is promoting her fourth studio album (deep breath): The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. She also plays Terminal 5 on Tuesday, 10.16. —Jaclyn Gallucci

CMJ fills more than 80 of the city’s greatest venues, and nightclubs with more than 120,000 fans, music industry professionals, college radio tastemakers, bloggers, press, and musicians from Tuesday, 10.16 to Saturday, 10.20. Attendees have access to more than 80 panels, seminars, Q&As, nighttime parties, meet and greets, mixers and special events with artists including Nina Sky, Dum Dum Girls, Miss May I, Antigone Rising , Dance for the Dying, Bear Trap, Die Pretty, Tauk, Black Light Dinner Party, Com Truise, Ghostface Killah, Mozarts Sister, Hey Rosetta!, Lady Lazarus, Kimbra, Pillow Talk, Two Cent Sam and many, many more. Visit CMJ. com for complete lineup. —Jaclyn Gallucci

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Neal Morse/Mike Portnoy @ Highline Ballroom The Children’s Hour Theatrical Drama @ Dix Hills PAC Blues Traveler @ Brooklyn Bowl Barbra Streisand @ Barclays Center All Time Low @ Looney Tunes Jonas Brothers @ Radio City Menomena @ Bowery Ballroom Kris Rod (The Ataris) @ Revolution

Rory Scovel @ McGuire’s Comedy

Rise of the JackO-Lanterns @ Old Westbury Gardens, Paths lined with more than 5,000 handcarved jack-o-lanterns. TheRise.org. OctoMom/Hot Mess Drag Review @ XL Cabaret Pumpkin Palooza @ Loyal Dog Egyptian Festival @ St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church Blues Traveler @ Brooklyn Bowl Wanda Jackson/ Daniel Romano @ Highline Ballroom Ivan & Alyosha @ Mercury Lounge Kenny Vance & The Planotones Up Close & Personal @ Bellmore Movies

The Growlers/ Denney & The Jets @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Fall Bazaar @ Franklin Square Senior Center

The Go-Go’s @ Best Buy Theater

Lynda Carter @ B.B. King Blues Club

Joseph Calleja Album Release Concert @ City Winery

The Children’s Hour Theatrical Drama @ Dix Hills PAC

friday 10.12 Revelation Records 25th Anniversary @ Irving Plaza

Acoustic Evening w/Medeski, Martin & Wood @ The Paramount

Morrissey @ Terminal 5

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Humperdinck @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Pumpkin Carving Contest @ Hicks Simon Fashion Now @ Roosevelt Field

Nerdist Podcast Live w/Chris Hardwick @ Best Buy Theater

LI Comedy @ Martha Clara

The Temper Trap @ Roseland Ballroom

David Sanborn @ Staller Center

Kevin Smith @ Gramercy Theatre

St. Practice Day! @ Middle Country Beer Garden

Simon Fashion Now @ Roosevelt Field Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) @ Governor’s Comedy Souls on Board @ Revolution

Pet Blessing @ St. Boniface Fall Fishing & Children’s Festival @ Hempstead Lake State Park Rita Coolidge @ Patchogue Theatre

War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX @ Long Wharf, Sag Harbor

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Oktoberfest Party @ McFadden’s The Children’s Hour Theatrical Drama @ Dix Hills PAC Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) @ Governor’s Comedy Don Felder (Former Eagles) @ City WInery

Morrissey @ Terminal 5 Dog Park Grand Opening @

Star Boxing @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury

LI Auto Show @ Nassau Coliseum

Revelation Records 25th Anniversary @ Irving Plaza

Blessing of the Animals @ St. Peter’s

Christie Korth (The IBD Healing Plan) @ Book Revue

Linda Eder @ Town Hall Santigold @ Roseland Ballroom Chagall on Stage Lecture @ Nassau Museum of Art Sandra Bernhard @ Landmark on Main Janet Wallach (The Richest Woman in America) @ BookHampton

Fall Farm Festival @ East Meadow Farm

This is All Now/Call Me Anything/Hollow Earth Theory/ Off @ Vibe Lounge

Danger Danger @ Revolution

Barbra Streisand @ Barclays Center

LI Auto Show @ Nassau Coliseum

Oyster Fest @ Oyster Bay

Rita Plush (Lily Steps Out) @ East Hampton Library

Fall Farm Festival @ East Meadow Farm

Christopher Sellers (Crabgrass Crucible) @ Book Revue

Rise of the JackO-Lanterns @ Old Westbury Gardens

Air Supply @ B.B. King Blues Club

Patti Lupone & Mandy Patinkin @ Tilles Center

Nancy Atlas Project @ Stephen Talkhouse

Ari Shaffir @ Brokerage Comedy

saturday 10.13 Photo Walk @ Northport Gazebo, A worldwide photography event. Register at 516-380-4281.

Russell Crowe/Alan Doyle @ Gramercy Theatre

LI Women’s Expo @ Suffolk Community College, Brentwood

HALLOWEEN CLASSICS

From the archives of film historian John Carpenter comes the 1927 silent horror film The Cat and the Canary to the East Meadow Library on Friday, 10.12. Twenty years after rich old Cyrus West’s death, his relatives have gathered at his deserted mansion to hear the reading of his will. Annabelle West, the only heir with his name, can inherit it all if she is deemed sane. If she isn’t, the money and jewels go to someone else, whose name is in a sealed envelope. Before the lawyer can reveal that person’s identity, he disappears—the first in a series of mysterious events. 1 p.m. —Kaitlyn Kincaid

LI VisionWalk @ Jones Beach sunday 10.14 The King’s Men @ Barclays Center Sam Adams Oktoberfest Party @ Snapper Inn Oyster Fest @ Oyster Bay Alexis & Fido @ Pennysaver Amphitheatre LI Auto Show @ Nassau Coliseum Barktoberfest @ Massapequa Pet Vet

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Sculptor and psychiatrist Peter Bulow brings his subway portraits and a selection of miniatures—actual shrunken heads he made by hand of those around him while riding the city subway system to work every morning in Washington Heights—to the Dolan Center Art Gallery at Friends Academy. Hand-picked from the close to 400 miniature clay sculptures Bulow has created from baggies of clay he carried with him on the A Train over the past four years, these 12 life-sized heads were fired in terra cotta. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, 10.11. Exhibit runs through Sunday, 11.4. —Jaclyn Gallucci Ralphie May @ Governor’s Comedy LI Women’s Expo @ Suffolk Community College, Brentwood Atlantic Wind Symphony @ Patchogue Theatre NOFO Rock & Folk Fest @ Peconic Bay Winery Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk @ Jones Beach Alzheimer’s All-Star Basketball Classic @ LIU Post Wolf Expo @ Sheraton Hotel Shanghai Quartet @ Tilles Center The Children’s Hour Theatrical Drama @ Dix Hills PAC Jack-O-Lanterns

@ Old Westbury Gardens Huntington Village Walking Tour @ Call 631-692-4664 for reservations and starting points. Wondrous Stories @ Great Neck Arts Center, Celebrating the birthdays of John Lennon and John Entwistle. That’s Outrageous CD Release @ Revolution, With The Greater Sky and I, Aspire and more. Elka @ Webster Hall Elline Surianello’s Mobile Beauty Van @ Paris Salon Nick Lowe @ Landmark on Main Hispanic Heritage @ Pennysaver Amphitheatre

monday 10.15 Brandy @ Best Buy Theater Dina Santorelli (Baby Grand) @ Book Revue

1-3:30 p.m. Cris Cab the Rise Tour @ Gramercy Theatre Das Racist/Le1f/ Safe & Lakutis @ Irving Plaza

Uggie (The Artist) @ Barnes & Noble Warren Street, Manhattan

Mika @ Webster Hall

Ryan’s Story @ Portledge School, 7 p.m. A presentation for adults by John Halligan on Bullying, Cyberbullying nad Youth Depression.

tuesday 10.16 Nelson DeMille @ Book Revue

Lincoln’s Written Emancipation Proclamation Draft @ LIU Post, 4-page original on display. Dementia: Need New Ideas? Caregiver Program @ Winthrop Wellness Pavillion, 1300 Franklin Ave. Ste ML-5, Garden City,

LI WITCHCRAFT TRIAL You don’t have head to Massachusetts to immerse yourself in the horrific history of witch hunts. In 1657, 35 years before the Salem witch trials, East Hampton resident Goody Garlick was accused of witchcraft by a neighbor—and lived to talk about it. Stony Brook lecturer Tara Rider tells Garlick’s story at the Connetquot Library on Monday, 10.15. —Jaclyn Gallucci

Sloan @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Ice Nine Kills/ Wolves at the Gate/Assassins @ Vibe Lounge Oktoberfest Dinner @ Library Cafe John Taylor (Duran Duran) @ Barnes & Noble East 54th St., Manhattan Medicare: An Educational Overview @ Baldwin Library, 2 p.m. Gwar @ Music Hall of Williamsburg Great Bridal Extravaganza @ Islandia Marriott Union Square w/ Filmmaker Nancy Savoca @ Cinema Arts Centre Continued on page 28

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These performances are made possible in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.

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tuesdayCont. Conquerors of the World Tour 2012 @ Gramercy Theatre Joss Stone @ Best Buy Theater Lauren Conrad (The Hills) @ Barnes & Noble, 86th St., Manhattan Mika @ Webster Hall

BBQ Beer Dinner @ Changing Times Pub, Farmingdale Socrates Café @ Sachem Public Library, A discussion using Socratic method of questioning. Tina Weymouth & Chris Frantz (The Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club) @ City

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The Jezabels @ Webster Hall

The AP Tour @ Irving Plaza

Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson @ Hammerstein

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Gramercy Theatre

Australian Pink Floyd @ The Paramount

Alfie Boe @ Town Hall

Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Beacon Theatre

Haunted House @ Tri-County Chris Elliot @ Barnes & Noble, Warren Street, Manhattan

Johnny Winter @

Lincoln’s Written Emancipation Proclamation Draft @ LIU Post Off! @ Irving Plaza Buckcherry @ The Paramount Crosby, Stills & Nash @ Beacon Theatre Meshell Ndegeocello @ Highline Ballroom Arthritis: Diagnosis & Treatment Tips @ Mineola Community Center, 7 p.m. wednesday 10.17 Valerie Bertinelli @ Book Revue Comedy Night @ Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center

Pop-up book artist Matthew Reinhart speaks about his latest release, Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure, at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington on Wednesday, 10.17. A renowned paper engineer, Reinhart will share an exclusive look into the art of the 3-D pop-up book world and provide a new perspective on the Star Wars universe. —Daphne Livingston

Where it’s At Do This Venue Information B.B. Kings Blues 237 W. 42nd St., Manhattan

61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn. BrooklynBowl.com

Baldwin Library 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin

Changing Times Pub 1247 Melville Rd., Farmingdale

Barclays 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. BarclaysCenter.com

Cinema Arts Centre 423 Park Ave., Huntington

Hammerstein 311 W. 34th St., Manhattan. MCStudios.com

City Winery 155 Varick St., Manhattan

Hard Rock Times Square, Manhattan

Connetquot Library 760 Ocean Ave., Bohemia

Hempstead Lake State Park Southern State Parkway, Lakeview

Beacon Theatre 2124 Broadway, Manhattan. BeaconTheatre.com Bellmore Movies 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore

Dix Hills PAC 305 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills. DHPAC.org

Best Buy Theater 1515 Broadway, Manhattan

East Hampton Library 159 Main St., East Hampton

Book Revue 313 New York Ave., Huntington. BookRevue.com

East Meadow Farm 832 Merrick Ave., East Meadow East Meadow Library 1886 Front St., East Meadow

BookHampton 41 Main St., East Hampton. BookHampton.com Bowery Ballroom 6 Delancey St., Manhattan. BoweryBallroom.com Brokerage 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. BrokerageComedy.com Brooklyn Bowl

Eisenhower Park 1899 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow Friend’s Academy 270 Duck Pond Rd., Locust Valley Governor’s 90 Division Ave, Levittown. Govs.com Gramercy Theatre

Farmingdale. TheLibraryCafe.com LIU Post 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale

127 E. 23rd St., Manhattan Great Neck Arts 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck

Looney Tunes 31 Brookvale Ave., West Babylon. LooneyTunesCDs.com Loyal Dog 288 E. Montauk Hwy., Lindenhurst Martha Clara 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead Massapequa Pet Vet 5330 Merrick Rd., Massapequa McFadden’s 210 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre. McFaddensRVC.com

Hicks Nursuries Jericho Turnpike, Westbury Highline Ballroom 431 W. 16th St., Manhattan. HighlineBallroom.com

McGuire’s 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia Mercury Lounge 217 E. Houston St., Manhattan

Irving Plaza 17 Irving Pl., Manhattan

Middle Country Beer 1702 Middle Country Rd., Centereach

Islandia Marriott 3635 Express Dr. North, Islandia

Mineola Community Center 155 Washington Ave., Mineola

Jones Beach Ocean Parkway, Wantagh Landmark on Main 232 Main St., Port Washington Library Café 274 Main St.,

Music Hall of Williamsburg 66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn. Nassau Coliseum 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale.

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Lisa Lillien (Hungry Girl to the Max) @ Book Revue

thursday 10.18 Lions Lions @ Vibe Diiv @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Walkmen/ Dum Dum Girls @ Terminal 5 92.3 Now Ty Loves Ny Monster Birthday Bash @ Hard Rock Café New Order @ Roseland Ballroom Weird Al Yankovic @ NYCB Theatre Anti @ Revolution

This Women’s Conference, hosted by Moxxie Network Foundation, is designed to inspire, mentor and lead women into prosperity, in both their personal and professional lives. The event features speakers, break-out forums, exhibitor/ vendor tables, cocktail party and more. Thursday, 10.18 at the Cold Spring Country Club in Huntington from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Visit EmeraldSummit.org for details. —Kaitlyn Kincaid Ryan Bingham @ Webster Hall Wyclef Jean @ City Nassau Museum 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn NYCB Theatre 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury

Arts Alive: Maritime Art Show @ Peconic Landing, Brecknock Rd., Greenport, 5:30 p.m. Fifty Shades of Grey-Inspired Benefit Gala @ DeSeversky Mansion, New York Institute of Technology Campus, Northern Boulevard, Old Westbury, 1:30 p.m. Music, dining, dancing, pink champagne, Christian Grey inspired bachelor auction, products from Passion Parties & more. Vaccine Talk @ Mineola Community Center, 7 p.m. Sheraton Hotel 110 Motor Pkwy., Hauppauge Snapper Inn 500 Shore Dr., Oakdale

Old Westbury 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury

St. Boniface 100 46th St., Lindenhurst

Paris Salon 430 Route 25A, St. James

St. Mark’s Coptic 90 Woodbury Rd., Woodbury

Paramount 370 New York Ave., Huntington. ParamountNY.com

St. Peter’s 71305 Main Rd., Greenport

Patchogue Theatre 71 E. Main St., Patchogue

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Staller Center Nicolls Road, Stony Brook

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Peconic Bay Winery 31320 Main Rd., Cutchogue

Stephen Talkhouse 61 Main St., Amagansett. StephenTalkhouse.org

Pennysaver Amphitheater 55 S. Bicycle Path, Selden

Suffolk Community Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood

Portledge 355 Duck Pond Rd., Locust Valley Radio City 1260 Sixth Ave., Manhattan Revolution 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville Roosevelt Field Meadowbrook Parkway, Garden City Roseland Ballroom 239 W. 52nd St., Manhattan Sachem Library 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook news

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Halloween Trick or Treat • Halloween Costume Parade Bounce House • Candy Apples, Cider & Pies Pony Rides • Carriage Rides (Sunday only) Potato Sack Races, Egg & Spoon Races Pumpkins on Sale & Pumpkin Painting Dahlia Garden Tours with Park Staff Watercolor Demonstrations Chamber Players International - Live Brass Quintet Band Live Music: “Ready in 10” Cover Band

Town Hall 123 W. 43rd St., Manhattan Tri-County Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown Vibe 60 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre. VibeLoungeLI.com

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Webster Hall 125 E. 11th St., Manhattan

PLANTING FIELDS ARBORETUM STATE HISTORIC PARK 1395 Planting Fields Rd. Oyster Bay, New York 11771

XL Cabaret 512 W. 42nd St., Manhattan

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Fall Events Haunted Houses & Spooky Walks HV Asylum 426 Mill Rd., Coram. HVAsylum.com. 13 terrifying acres off a dark road, this is LI’s newest haunt. Tiki’s Trail of Terror 1878 Middle Country Rd., Centereach. TikiActionPark. com. A 15-minute interactive walk through scary caves.

Small corporate offices can enjoy BIG holiday festivities with other small offices. •Elaborate Cocktail Hour •Delicious Entrées •Top Shelf Open Bar •Entertainment •Holiday Decor Reserve a table of 10 by November 30th and receive a complimentary seat. It’s a BIG opportunity to enjoy the holiday celebration you and your colleagues deserve.

Franklin Square Horror 1148 Norbay St., Franklin Square. JoeA65.Wix.com/ Franklin-Square-Horror. Ghouls and goblins at the last house on the Dead End. Donations accepted for charity. Open Halloween night only.

For more information, please contact Zachary Kranitz at 516-498-3006 or e-mail zkranitz@innatgreatneck.com.

Spooky Walk 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue. A walk through trails inhabited by creepy creatures.

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Darkness Rising 10 Brooklyn Ave., Massapequa. DarknessRising. org. A hellish time with all proceeds going to charity.

Valley Stream FD 100 Brooklyn Ave., Valley Stream. ValleyStreamFD. org. A haunt that will send you running for the pole!

N. Babylon FD of Terror 20 Hale Rd., North Babylon. NorthBabylonFire.org Two floors of terror!

Night of the Zombies 450B Commack Rd., Deer Park, HauntedProps.com 30 rooms of terror! Wailing Museum 200 Main St., Sag Harbor. SagHarborWhalingMuseum.org. A haunted museum, ghost walks and lantern tours. Chamber of Horrors 5750 Sunrise Hwy., Sayville. Facebook.com/EnterTheChamber, Sights and sounds to thrill and chill you. Spooky Walk 2 Chet Swezey Rd., Center Moriches. CampPaQuaTuck.com. 45 minutes of scares! Proceeds go to camp. Zombieworld 41 Homer Ave., Deer Park. 631-667-6665. Zombies and insane clowns haunt a traveling circus during this 15-20 minute walk.

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Playhouse Of Horrors 215 S. Country Rd., Bellport. GatewaysHauntedPlayhouse.com, This 100-year-old estate provides a nightmare maze filled with creatures.

Blood Manor 163 Varick St., Manhattan. BloodManor.com. Labyrinths & horror-filled rooms.

North Patchogue FD 33 Davidson Ave., Patchogue. 631-475-1788, Zombies take over!

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26 Pinelawn Rd., Melville. SchmittFarms.com. If you make it out of the mansion, you can head to the haunted nighttime corn maze.

The Darkside 5184 Rte. 25A, Wading River. DarksideProductions. com, An expanded haunt with movie quality sets and bone-chilling special effects. Medford Haunted House 79 Middle Island Blvd., Middle Island. TheMedfordHauntedHouse.com, Expanded outdoor haunt. Bayville Haunted FD 258 Bayville Ave., Bayville. TheBayvilleHauntedFirehouse.com, A spooktacular event that raises money for the burn center and firefighter cancer support center. LI Fear Fest CarnEvil 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. LongIslandFearFest.com, Haunted house, Monster Midway and haunted hayrides. Bayville Scream Park 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville. BayvilleScreamPark.com Zombie Pirates, Temple of Terror, and Uncle Needle.

Nyctophobia Visit NyctophobiaHaunt. com for details. This invitation-only haunt requires you to make it through the house alone by walking, crawling and taking off your shoes.

PUMPKIN PICKING & CORN MAZES Pumpkin Patch UU Congregation, 223 Stewart Ave., Garden City. A magical stroll through 6,000 pumpkins, plus baked goods.

Haunted Mansion of Melville

Glover Farms 633 Horseblock Rd.,

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Windy Acres Country Rd, Calverton. WindyAcresFarmStand. com. Four-acre pumpkin patch and pumpkin pies. Woodside Nursery 134 E. Woodside Ave., Patchogue. WoodsideNurseryAndGarden.com. U-pick pumpkins, Haunted Tunnel, balloon bounce. FALL FAMILY FESTIVALS Oyster Festival West End Avenue, Oyster Bay. Live entertainment, tall ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, tons of food and the oyster eating and shucking contest. Saturday, 10.13 & Sunday, 10.14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Pumpkin Festival John Gardiner Farm, 900 Park Ave., Greenlawn. Hayrides, pumpkins & fun for the entire family! Saturday, 10.13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Apple Festival Islip Grange, 10 Broadway Ave., Sayville. Pie eating, scarecrow contests, crafts, apple cooking contest, music, ponies. Saturday, 10.13, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Harvest Festival Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., Setauket. Pumpkins and old-fashioned music. Sunday, 10.14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fall Festival Main Street, Center Moriches.Vendors, food, raffles, artists, petting zoo and activities. Saturday, 10.20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fall Harvest Street Fest Deer Park Ave., Deer Park Rides, games, food, vendors. Saturday, 10.20, 11 a.m.5 p.m. Fall Family Festival & Teddy Roosevelt’s 154th Birthday Celebration Sagamore Hill, 20 Sagamore Hill Rd., Oyster Bay. Entertainment for kids, old fashioned games and crafts, interactive farm demonstrations, exhibits, music, farm animal petting area, food vendors. Saturday, 10.20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Halloween costumes have come a long way from two eye holes poked through a white bed sheet. Soon, across the country, children will be ringing their neighbors’ doorbells and be greeted with the stock question, “And what do we have here?” And what will they be wearing? “Always blockbuster, pop culture, and current events,” says Julia Barrenkamp, a spokeswoman for Party City. At the top of her list, Barrenkamp notes the big comic book summer hits of 2012; The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Amazing Spider-man. “They’re a popular costume every year because they are good for couples, groups or individuals,” Barrenkamp adds. Costume America in Farmingdale already has rented out its two Captain America costumes, according to assistant manager Meaghan Monaghan. Costume America specializes in costume rentals, but it can also accommodate special requests by piecing together different costumes. “This morning we had a request for Lucy and Ethel,” Monaghan says. But the requests can be anything from presidential candidate masks, which Barrenkamp says are great last-minute costume ideas, to complex and over-the-top costumes. “Our southern belles are humongous dresses, and when someone tries one on and wants to rent it [for Halloween] it is surprising,” Monaghan says. The store dedicates nearly an hour to every customer to help put together their desired look, which includes alterations and tailoring. During the Halloween season, costumes can be rented for two weeks as opposed to the regular three-day period. More topical and trendy costumes this year include Ecce Homo, the botched fresco painting of Jesus; Guy Fawkes, whose representation has become synonymous with the Occupy Wall Street movement; Korean rapper Psy, who became a viral hit with “Gangnam Style”; a naked Prince Harry partying in Vegas; Clint Eastwood’s empty chair; Bobak Ferdowski, the “NASA Mohawk Guy”; Pussy Riot, the imprisoned Russian punk band; Honey Boo Boo, of Toddlers & Tiaras and Here Comes Honey Boo fame; Roxio’s Angry Birds; Disney’s Merida the Brave; Lego’s Ninjago; blind NFL Referees poking fun at the recent lockout; and Big Bird, who

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