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could avoid staying at any of them myself. Then I read the “law & Order” interview with Dale [Long Island Press, june, 2013]. In it, we are told that his NCPD is a “depleted department” with a “shortage of cops” that “doesn’t have the manpower” to “direct personnel to problem areas.” And Dale himself is directly quoted as saying, “We don’t have enough people...we don’t have the personnel...we are so short right now.” Given all that, I just think Nassau police ought to be spending more of their time on more serious—and violent—crimes. But I do believe that if the police spend any time arresting prostitutes or pimps they should—in fairness—also arrest the men who patronize them. Richard Siegelman, Plainview
The federal government has been accused of collecting data on all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data such as parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, etc., so they will have the knowledge to concoct all Hasn’t the time come for New kinds of charges if they want to target york to step into the 21st century and anyone. They feel that they have the follow the lead of 46 other states to authority to do this in Section 215 of make some level of consumer the Patriot Act, which gives them fireworks legal for sale and use in the license to take all commercially held state? Kentucky, Maine and Michigan data about us. What happened to the have recognized two factors related to Fourth Amendment in our Constitution, consumer fireworks: first and foremost, which protects us against unreasonthe products are safer today than they able searches and seizures? This have ever been before, and secondly, amendment was also violated in the the sale of consumer fireworks can Boston Marathon bombing when they raise some badly needed revenue for searched private homes without a the government. warrant. Welcome to 1984, where Big Everyone loves fireworks. People Brother wants to watch love to watch Major every move that we league sports, but make. We must also they also love to play Let us know remember that trading sandlot sports. The away civil liberties for what you think same holds true with security results in the fireworks. People love loss of both freedom to watch professional and security. Janet displays, but they also McCarthy, Flushing love to shoot their own letters@longIslandPress.com
I really didn’t mind Nassau Police Commissioner Thomas Dale’s participation in Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s “Flush the johns” dog-and-ponyshow featuring the names and photos of 104 men who chose to break the law and were arrested by undercover police officers for patronizing prostitutes. Except for the facts that there was no Client No. 105 named Eliot Spitzer, and also that Dale refused to identify the hotels where these crimes took place, so I
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It’s hard to imagine, but cows, high on the list of favorite farm animals, are being improved upon. Fluffy bovines from an Iowa farm went viral recently, causing the Internet to collectively coo over the cuddly looking cows. But don’t think that the glossy coats of these cows—used in show rings at state fairs—come easy. Like any beauty routine, it takes a lot of time (and blow dryers and hair spray) to give a cow that glamorous glow. In other bovine news, scientists at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland are trying to breed burp-less cows, because cow burps contain methane, which contributes to global warming. Wouldn’t it be easier to tell cows that burping is rude?
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Swedish scientists have found that the length of applause depends on mob rule and has nothing to do with the quality of a performance. Think the next concert or play you attend deserves a standing ovation? Simply keep on clapping and everyone else will follow the lead. But, with great cheers comes great responsibility. The scientists also found that just as it takes one or two people to start applause, one or two people can stop clapping and end applause. Bathing suit season is here, which means beachgoers are looking for low-calorie beverages this summer. Among them? Guinness Draught. It has fewer calories than orange juice and the same amount of calories as skim milk. Twelve ounces of Guinness has 125 calories, while orange juice and skim milk have, on average, 155 calories and 125 calories. This is because, compared to milk and OJ, Guinness has zero fat, more plain water content and fewer proteins and sugars. Guinness also has fewer calories than a lot of other beers, including Coors and Budweiser, because it has 4-percent alcohol content per volume versus the 6-percent of other beers. Most of the calorie content in beer comes from alcohol.
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off TargeT After releasing an album where he compares himself to jesus, the ever-humble Kanye West and Kim Kardashian name their child North West because reportedly, “Nothing is north of north.” So this kid is not only doomed from the start as the child of two of the most self-absorbed people on the planet and having a mother famous for her sex tape, she’s going to have to deal with being named after a cardinal direction in the playground wars. The only shocker? The kid’s name isn’t spelled Knorth.
BuLL’s eye In a huge victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court rules 5-4 that the Defense of Marriage Act, which allows the federal government to deny same-sex spouses the benefits granted to straight
couples like Social Security, pensions and joint tax returns, is unconstitutional. President Barack Obama called the ruling “a historic step forward” on Twitter with the hashtags #MarriageEquality and #loveIslove but our favorite Tweet came from Bette Midler: “Surprise benefit of gay marriage to me? Thousands of weddings where they play ‘Wind Beneath My Wings!’” Gay marriage = a win-win.
ParTIaL score In an effort to stimulate public discussion on its site, Facebook decides to implement clickable, searchable hashtags, similar (read: identical) to Twitter’s. If your posts aren’t set to private, and you include a hashtag in your status update, don’t be surprised to see a few likes from random people you don’t know, only now
that’s not just limited to your friends’ list. Now, when one of our “friends” makes a particularly insightful post and attaches #yoloswag to the end of it, we’ll be able to compare it to the rest of the world’s efforts. Thanks, Facebook.
off TargeT A man who hired a female escort and fatally shot her on Christmas Eve 2009 after she refused to have sex with him is acquitted of murder by a jury of his peers—in Texas. Ezekiel Gilbert’s defense argued that his actions were justified because under Texas law, deadly force can be used to recover property. While prosecutors argued the law didn’t apply in this particular situation, the jury sided with Gilbert, who was cleared of all charges and released. So, that whole secession thing…is that still on the table?
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—Journalist alexa o’Brien, regarding u.s. army pfc. bradley Manning’s military court proceedings currently underway in ft. Meade, Maryland. Manning is facing life in prison for allegedly leaking classified information to wikileaks.
Journalist and author Michael hastings, 33, perhaps best known for his 2010 Rolling Stone magazine profile that led to the dismissal of u.s. army gen. stanley McChrystal, then-nato Commander of afghanistan, was killed in a car wreck June 18 in los angeles. the cause of the crash—which wholly engulfed his C250 Mercedes benz in flames and sent its entire engine block more than 100 feet away—is the center of numerous conspiracy theories. Just hours before his demise, hastings had sent an email to fellow staffers at buzzfeed, where he was a reporter, referring to the nsa and warning he was the subject of an fbi probe. the fbi released a statement soon thereafter dismissing the claim. (photos courtesy of loudlabs news and blue rider press/penguin)
ParTIaL score Men’s Wearhouse founder George Zimmer, more famously known as the “you’re gonna like the way you look” guy, was fired after a dispute with the company’s board. This leaves Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World” virtually unopposed in the rugged-yet-distinguished-oldguy-on-TV category. We’re sure that’s got to count for something.
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1. vIsIT sanger.dk: Having a bad day? Not anymore.
Remember when MTV used to actually play music? Then you probably also remember Kennedy—VJ, host of Alternative Nation and on-the-spot correspondent for MTV News. Back in the ’90s, before Justin Bieber, Teen Mom and the reality TV takeover, Kennedy interviewed everyone from celebrities to politicians during the music network’s golden years. In The Kennedy Chronicles, Kennedy looks back on the memories of the MTV generation from Nirvana’s seminal performance on MTV Unplugged to the behind-the-scenes insanity of the MTV Beach House. These pages are not only filled with on-and-off-set stories about artists like Bjork, Pearl Jam, Weezer, No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Oasis, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but all of the off-camera antics with fellow MTV colleagues Jon Stewart, Bill Bellamy, Kurt Loder and Tabitha Soren. Among Kennedy’s other flashbacks: Playing dice on the men’s room floor with Michael Jordan, wrestling with Trent Reznor, taking “Puck” Rainey from The Real World to church, making out in a coffin with Dave Navarro, dodging calls from Courtney Love and serving as John Rzeznik’s muse for the Goo Goo Dolls’ hit song “Name.” This is a great look back for Gen-Xers all grown up who remember the days when reality TV meant The Real World and MTV meant music television. Kennedy will be speaking and signing copies of The Kennedy Chronicles at Barnes & Noble Warren Street on July 31 and at the Bryant Park Reading Room on August 14. —Jaclyn Gallucci
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2. exPerIence manhaTTanhenge:
For four to five minutes on July 12th and 13th you’ll have a clear view of the Manhattan sunset. Derived from Stonehenge, where the sun aligns with the stones on the solstices, Manhattanhenge happens twice per year, when the setting sun aligns with the east-west streets of Manhattan’s main street grid above 14th Street. At sunset, around 8:15 p.m., the sun will fully illuminate every cross street from the west, and for the entire day, there will be perpendicular shadows that exactly line up with sidewalks, street corners and painted lines. The best places for photos and viewing—and the worst places to drive—are along 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd and 57th streets.
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4. Burn man candLes: While the Yankee Candle Company is known for delicious scents like Pumpkin Pie, Birthday Cake, Juicy Peach and Coconut Bay, the wax giant has entered the not-sogirly market of Man Candles—and yes, they really call them that. These masculine scents include Riding Mower (Freshly Cut Grass), Mmm Bacon!, Movie Night (Popcorn), First Down (Leather Football), Man Town (Musk) and 2x4 (Wood).
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This hooded pullover with long sleeves will make your dog look like a cat burglar. Made from a soft cotton knit, these doggie sweaters are created by RockinDogs on Etsy. Look at that puppy. We dare you not to make your I-just-saw-something-cute face. Then head over to Bethpage Ballpark on July 5 for their first Bark in the Park event to take in a ball game with your best friend in tow.
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Watch a bunch of everyday people (including Marty, a construction worker from Long Island) turn into superheroes by performing insanely terrifying stunts for your viewing pleasure. Hosted by The Rock, contestants are tested “physically, mentally and morally” while competing for cash and the title of “Hero.” Thursdays at 8 p.m. on TNT.
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Alas, Long Island, the Blizzard giant hits our shores—and leave it to Long Island to add a drive-thru window. No more cursing at those people in the Brownie Batter commercial, hoping their tongues get caught in the beaters, no. So, what will it be? Oreo. Cookie
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The Long Island Press Drone By Jed morey Publisher, long Island Press www.jedmorey.com @jedmorey
need my own drone. Not me personally as a citizen (that would be ridiculous) but as a publisher. A Long Island Press drone (available for sponsorship) would enable us to give timely traffic reports, provide up-to-theminute surf conditions, look for fugitives and measure the size of the daily sewage leaks from our ever-failing sewer and storm water infrastructure. The possibilities are endless. Aerial views of town employees driving official vehicles home after work. Spotting sharks too close to shore. You get the idea. If the American public has little problem with police departments and the FBI using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology and seems indifferent to disclosures that the National Security Agency (NSA) is harvesting massive amounts of its personal data, then it shouldn’t have a problem with journalistic enterprises enhancing their capabilities with drones. Seems logical to me. Though, admittedly, I’m having troubling locating the drone application form on the Federal Aviation Administration’s website. Recently, my wife and I joined three members of the Long Island Press staff at the premiere of Jeremy Scahill’s documentary film, Dirty Wars—the companion piece to his new book of the same name. The film has been opening to packed houses around the country so I made certain to procure tickets in advance, for fear of being locked out of its debut. When the lights dimmed the five of us comprised exactly 50 percent of the audience. Well done, Long Island. Instead of being chagrined by this lack of intellectual curiosity among my fellow Islanders, I chose to view this remarkable display of apathy in a positive light. Since many of you missed it, I’ll give you the upshot of the film. Dirty Wars shines a light on the secret, corrupt and illegal wars being conducted against nations we are not at war with. Scahill’s meticulously researched, first-hand accounts of the devastation being wrought by the excessive utilization of drones have put the Obama administration in an awkward position. The recent NSA spying revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden in The Guardian further compound the administration’s problem with respect to human rights and civil liberties. The fact that the Department of
Justice under President Barack Obama has brought more charges of espionage (a charge that potentially carries the death penalty) against Americans than all other presidents combined speaks volumes about Obama’s desire to silence critics and whistleblowers alike. Further, the fact that the administration was forced to admit to killing four U.S. citizens (that we know of) with drone strikes abroad doesn’t seem to have rankled too many of my fellow Long Islanders that much, either. So, like I said,
comes up with a targeted kill list; runs it by a whole bunch of people in the executive branch, then asks the POTUS for permission to pull the trigger. That’s, like, so many people (from one branch of government) who have to determine (rubber stamp) who gets killed remotely in countries that we’re not at war with (except as designated by the executive branch under a perverted interpretation of authority granted under the AUMF law—look it up.) Surveillance in this country goes
like having a super-reporter on staff. Therefore its actions and the data it collects should be protected as free speech. (If unlimited campaign contributions are protected as free speech, this argument can’t be too far off-base.) We are numb. Since 9/11 we have stood by passively during the greatest erosion of domestic civil liberties since the Alien and Sedition Acts and allowed our government to commit atrocities in faraway nations that have succeeded more in fostering antipathy toward our the Long Island Press’ very own drone “seize the daily” is currently in the shop... or is it?
I’m taking this as a tacit show of support for the Press acquiring its very own drone for “surveillance” purposes. There is one more thing. Because I am licensed by Nassau County to carry a weapon and am the owner of the Press, it’s only logical that my drone should be
through just as arduous a process. The NSA has to ask the secret FISA court for permission in secret to secretly wiretap anyone so long as everyone involved keeps it a secret. Just in case, as Edward Snowden confirmed for us, the NSA has been secretly listening to everything we’ve
‘’The Obama administration has amplified the assault on our rights in a way that would make Richard Nixon blush and Dick Cheney chortle.” treated as an extension of me and should also be armed. You know, just in case. Rest assured that I would only use it to strike “high-value targets” who threaten our way of life here on Long Island. And, of course, before using my drone for surveillance purposes or (insert flowery euphemism for assassination here) I would seek approval from my secret hand-picked cadre of advisors from the Press. That’s how the government programs work. And everyone is cool with that, right? CIA Director John Brennan
been saying for quite some time now. They even made secret agreements with outside contractors to build secret facilities to store any and every piece of data secretly collected from around the world. Arduous indeed! This is the process the president recently called “transparent.” Because commercial licenses for drones have been suspended until the FAA issues new guidelines for their use, I’m invoking my privilege under the First Amendment to procure and operate my drone. How so? My drone is essentially
country than the purported purpose of protecting the homeland. Corporate media have furthered the government narrative instead of being a bulwark against it, thus normalizing egregious and unconstitutional behavior in the name of national security. Trusting me with a drone is no more ridiculous than allowing the executive branch to unilaterally determine which civil liberties and human rights to recognize, as if an option exists. The overarching point that must be understood is that the Obama administration has amplified the assault on our rights in a way that would make Richard Nixon blush and Dick Cheney chortle villainously. The president has discarded every protection granted to the citizenry of the United States—and by proxy the world—that he is sworn to cherish and uphold. Unfortunately, my ridiculous example of purchasing a drone is about as serious as the discourse taking place in the media regarding Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning. These two men understand what is at stake right now more than every corporate shill actor hired to read news that has been vetted and approved by the government and corporate masters they serve.
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MonDay, June 17, 2013 Deer Park, ny On Monday, June 17th, hundreds of
Long Island business professionals and non-profit leaders gathered at Tanger Outlets at The Arches in Deer Park to celebrate the accomplishments of the newest Fortune 52 honorees.
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1 Honoree Katherine Heinlein, President of Captree Fleet
2 Honoree Donna Trapani, founder and president of Long Island Dining Alliance
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3 Past honoree, Aimee Holtzman, founder of Rock Can Roll 4 Honoree Ann Pelligrino of Bethel Hobb’s Community Farm
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5 Honoree Catherine O’Connor of Holistic Mom’s Network and Inspired By Life 6 Representatives from Girl’s Inc. supported the event
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7 Farrah LaRonde-Hutchison, Katie Kelly, Maureen Starr and Wilma Tootle of Long Island Women’s Agenda (LIWA)
8 Laura Sikorsky (center) of 100 Women Who Care About LI , with Tito Colon and David Ceely of Little Shelter
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9 Honoree Patti Waszkiewicz with past honoree Maureen Hines (right) and supporter 10 A beautiful night to network at Tanger Outlets at The Arches.
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The Long Island Press celebrated the 11th annual Power List with a special Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Crescent Beach Club in Bayville on Tuesday, June 25th.
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Portrait “The real heroes in the world are the men in service and they don’t get enough recognition,” says Stan Lee, the brilliant creative force behind the great Marvel Comics superheroes who have made their way from the printed page to the silver screen and into the collective consciousness of countless millions forever. These characters go by the names of Spider-Man and Iron Man, the Avengers and the X-Men, Captain America and the Fantastic Four. Lee, known for his large tinted glasses, thin mustache and shit-eating grin, still has his sense of humor and his sense of proportion, even at 90. He recently made an appearance in June at the Vandenberg Air Force base in California, where he was on hand for a Daughtry concert in Santa Maria. It’s all part of his new undertaking, dubbed Stan Lee’s POW!er concerts for men and women in uniform. And he recently helped crank out a new superhero, The Annihilator, for
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a Chinese audience. Born Stanley Martin Lieber in Manhattan, he signed his comic book work “Stan Lee” because he wanted to save his real name for the great novel he hoped to write but never did. Like so many kids from the five boroughs, when he was grown up and had made some money, he moved out to Long Island with his wife Joan after the war and bought a two-story home in Woodmere. Then in 1952 they moved to Hewlett Harbor, where he and his family lived until 1980. Lee’s Long Island years were very prolific, and dare we say it, his quirky characters, given their bickering, their insecurities and their bravado, sound an awful lot like Long Islanders we know and love. So what’s next for a man who’s made a name for himself as a comic book creator, master storyteller, larger than life showman, chutzpah promoter and even celebrated cameo actor? How about “Stan Lee’s Signature Cologne,” which he
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says lets its users smell like superheroes with a dash of villainy? As Lee explained, “I felt a touch of villainy added to the scent would make it more interesting and be of greater appeal to females who always find a villain interesting if he’s rich and handsome—and smells good.” Perhaps the scent of Doctor Doom will get the hearts of geeky guys’ girlfriends racing everywhere. Whatever Lee himself smells like in his Beverly Hills’ office of POW! Entertainment, his legions of fans can’t get enough of him, still lining up by the hundreds to get his autograph whenever he shows up at those comic-cons. “In a perfect world,” Lee added, with a touch of nostalgia, “I’d also want to add a whiff of comic book store aroma—the smell of newsprint and colored ink, the rush of enthusiasm and the thrill of discovery.” That’s how the Baby Boom generation will remember him best.
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BLood-soaked rooTs of The LIBerTy Tree Bear fruIT once agaIn In The dIgITaL age By chrIsToPher TwarowskI, rashed mIan and Jed morey There once stood a large elm tree at the corner of Essex and Washington streets in Boston responsible for sparking and embodying the patriotic spirit that fueled the American Revolution. In 1765, patriots such as the Loyal Nine and Sons of Liberty hung in effigy the official charged with implementing that year’s infamous Stamp Act—which among other stipulations required magazines and newspapers to be printed on British paper; viewed as a form of censorship among colonists. The protest was the first public act of defiance against the British government and transformed the tree into a rallying point for the growing resistance simmering throughout the 13 colonies. Soon, a sign proclaiming “Tree of Liberty” was affixed to its trunk. This spirit did not fade when British troops tarred and feathered dissenters beneath its branches, nor after it was cut down during the siege of the city. Rather, “Liberty Trees” sprang up across the fledgling confederation and inspired even more to speak out and oppose the assault on colonists’ civil liberties, rights they believed were theirs. The tree became a flashpoint for revolution, and its image emblazoned many “traitors” and “rebels” struggling to be free from oppressive rule who sought to establish a government reflective and representative of its people’s best values and interests… “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure,” wrote Thomas Jefferson soon after the signing of the U.S. Constitution.
amir Noor-Eldeen walks through the bright sunlight of an open courtyard in New Baghdad, Iraq, his camera slung around his shoulder, the same he’s done
countless times before as a photojournalist for Reuters covering the ensuing chaos of the U.S.-led invasion. The 22-year-old, one of the most well-respected war photographers in the industry, is once again accompanied by 40-year-old Reuters camera assistant and driver Saeed Chmagh; two of about a dozen or so men talking and strolling casually to the right of a nondescript building in the eastern suburb of the capital. “Okay we got a target fifteen coming at you,” crackles a voice from the cockpit of an AH-64 Apache gunship hovering about a mile away, the crosshairs of its 30mm machineguns bouncing from the dome of a nearby mosque to the torsos of the group, before focusing for a time on Chmagh, then Noor-Eldeen. “It’s a guy with a weapon.” Their sights zoom in as the men continue through the yard; several others standing beside a scooter while others occupy a nearby street corner. “Stay firm,” commands another voice over the radio. “And open the courtyard.” “Yeah roger,” a voice responds. “I just estimate there’s probably about 20 of them.” The vantage zooms in closer, the crosshairs settling on Chmagh for a few moments, who appears to be carrying a satchel, then back to Noor-Eldeen. “That’s a weapon,” states a voice. “Yeah,” another agrees.
“Fucking prick,” blurts a voice, the crosshairs focusing on Noor-Eldeen’s crotch. “Have individuals with weapons,” says another as the gunship banks to the left, the men falling out of view behind a building. “Hotel Two-Six, Crazy Horse One-Eight,” spits the radio. “Have five to six individuals with AK-47s. Request permission to engage.” “Roger that,” another responds. “We have no personnel east of our position. So, uh, you are free to engage, over.” “I’m gonna—I can’t get ’em now because they’re behind that building,” says a gunner. “He’s got an RPG!” “All right, we got a guy with an RPG,” says another. “I’m going to fire.” “Okay.” “Hotel Two-Six, have eyes on individual with RPG,” says a voice. “Getting ready to fire. We won’t—“ “Yeah, we got a guy shooting,” interrupts another. “God damn it,” says a voice, the camera’s view shifting to the building’s right flank. As the gunship turns the corner, its crosshairs align with one of the men in the group, who’s looking in the opposite direction. “Just freakin’—once you get on ‘em, just open ‘em up,” declares a voice. “You’re clear,” says a voice. “All right, firing,” responds another. “Let me know when you’ve got them.” The crosshairs target the center of about 10 people huddled together, most of their backs to the gunship. “Let’s shoot,” says a voice. “Light ’em all up,” says another. “Come on, fire!” someone shouts. Bodies drop as a barrage of shelling shreds the crowd. “Keep shootin’, keep shootin’,” a calm voice states. Dirt and debris are launched into the air as the earth explodes from beneath the men and machineguns rattle and hiss. “Keep shootin’,” the voice repeats. The crosshairs dance within the dust, tracking any distinguishable human form and a thick cloud billows upward, blocking the view. More bursts of gunfire, more smoke. “Come on, fire!” shouts a voice. “Yeah, we see two birds and we’re still fir[ing],” says another. “I got ’em…,” says a voice before another cuts in. “All right,” he laughs. “I hit ’em.” The laughter continues with the sights fixed on the massacre. “All right, you’re clear,” someone says. “All right, I’m just trying to find targets again,” assures the shooter. As the smoke clears the lifeless men are strewn across the courtyard, many distorted into odd shapes and mutilated; some lying bent and twisted atop each other.
“Got a bunch of bodies layin’ there,” says the shooter. “All right, we got about, uh, eight individuals,” says another. “Yeah, we got one guy crawling down there,” someone adds. “We’re shooting some more.” “Hey, you shoot, I’ll talk,” a voice responds. “Currently engaging approximately eight individuals, uh KIA, uh RPGs and AK-47s,” radios another. The camera again scans the yard. Piled, mangled bodies, some staining the ground, become clearer.
“I knew The TrIaL was goIng To Be conducTed In secrecy...so I decIded ThaT I was goIng To TranscrIBe IT.” —JournaLIsT aLexa o’BrIen sketch of pfc. bradley Manning trial Courtesy of deb van poolen, dEbvanpoolEn.CoM
“Oh yeah, look at all those dead bastards,” says the gunner. “Nice,” says another. “Nice. Good shootin’.” “Thank you.” The crosshairs circle back to Chmagh, lying crooked halfway on the curb and street, his left leg twisted unnaturally 180 degrees off alignment, the back of his head and shoulders jilting upward as he struggles and pushes off his elbows. “He’s getting up,” says a voice. “Maybe he has a weapon down in his hand?” asks another. “No, I haven’t seen one yet,” says the shooter. Face down, Chamgh somehow gets to his knees. “Come on, buddy,” eggs a voice. “All you gotta do is pick up a weapon,” says another. The camera zooms in on a dark van that pulls up alongside Chamgh. Two men begin trying to lift him up by his arms and legs. “We have individuals going to the scene, looks like possibly picking up bodies and weapons,” someone says. “Let me engage!” shouts the gunner. “Can I shoot?” “Come on, let us shoot! They’re taking him.” “Fuck,” says a voice as the men try and load him into the van. “Roger,” says another. “Engage.” “Come on!” shouts the gunner to the rattling
of more machinegun fire. The van shakes violently as its front explodes, bursts of light flashing from its inside before jolting forward several feet and slamming backwards and to the side, smoke and shrapnel again clouding the scene. The gun jams briefly before resuming; after a few moments the smoke clearing. A basketball-sized hole is seen through the center of the windshield. The men who were helping Chamgh lie motionless and outstretched around the van. “Oh yeah, look at that!” laughs the gunman. “Right through the windshield.” “I think we whacked ‘em all,” someone adds. “That’s good,” says another. “Hey yeah, roger, be advised, there were some guys popping out with AKs behind that dirt pile break,” a voice informs an incoming ground team that will be photographing the scene. “We also took some RPGs off, earlier, so just make sure your men keep your eyes open.” Instead of armed insurgents, the team discovers two severely wounded children in the van; its driver, their deceased father, had been driving them to school when he saw Chamgh and attempted to bring him to a hospital. “Well it’s their fault for bringing kids into battle,” says the gunner, following up a comment about how a tank crushed a body as it approached. The massacre and cockpit chatter among the two U.S. Apache helicopters participating in it make up the bulk of Collateral Murder, leaked classified cockpit gunsight footage of July 12, 2007 airstrikes that killed, along with all of the other men accompanying them, Reuters journalists Noor-Eldeen and Chmagh. Following their deaths the media organization requested the footage documenting the clash to no avail; Noor-Eldeen’s body reportedly discovered by a friend in a dilapidated Iraqi morgue. A clearer view of the truth of that tragic day did not emerge until Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks—the online international nonprofit whistleblower site which publishes secret, classified and leaked news material about governments and corporations from around the world—presented the footage on April 5, 2010 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and made it available to the world via wikileaks.org and collateralmurder.com. The U.S. military characterizes the slayings as justified. Subsequent military reports released the same day as Collateral Murder hit the Internet state the journalists were not wearing anything that would identify them as such, their Canon EOSs with telescopic lenses resembled weapons, and they were among armed insurgents; the military says weapons were found by ground troops at the scene. In February, U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who’s currently facing a military court martial at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland for leaking more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables and more than 490,000 classified U.S. Army reports from the CONTINuED ON PAGE 22
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wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, pleaded guilty to 10 of the 22 charges against him, including sharing the aforementioned video. The 25-year-old faces life in prison if convicted on the heftiest charges under the Espionage Act of 1917 and aiding the enemy. Yet this is not your typical court martial, contend the few core journalists who’ve been covering Manning’s plight since the beginning—he was arrested in May 2010 after an informant turning over chat logs to the FBI—other whistleblowers, advocates and outside observers. Nor is Manning, who’s been jailed for more than three years, sometimes in solitary confinement and in conditions so severe it caused international uproar and State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley to resign in protest, your typical soldier. Taken within the larger context of 2001’s Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF); alarming new provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA); a recent power grab by the military sans Congress the Press exposed in May which essentially suspends the Posse Comitatus Act and allows the military to take authority over undefined “domestic disturbances”; the government’s recent admission it seized the phone records of the Associated Press and a reporter as part of an investigation into an alleged leak; the naming of Fox News reporter Jamie Rosen as a co-conspirator in another investigation; and the Pandora’s box the latest U.S. government whistleblower, former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden leaked to The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald about the government’s ongoing mass surveillance programs; Manning’s prosecution has ramifications on the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It has ramifications on the Fourth Amendment. It speaks to a larger discussion regarding the lack of whistleblower protections, especially for those employed in the national security and intelligence sectors—President Barack Obama has used the Espionage Act more than double all presidents combined. It shines a light into the murky back-alley dealings of U.S. foreign policy, opening the door for more rigorous debate about the ever-growing U.S. military industrial complex and covert surveillance forces. And it has tremendously significant ramifications for the future of journalism—specifically investigative journalism. That is because Manning’s trial is also very much a trial about WikiLeaks, which the U.S. government is widely believed to have empanelled a grand jury against and which the judge, Army Col. Denise Lind ruled in pre-trial hearings, has the same standing as a media outlet as The New York Times and
dissEntEr: Kevin gosztola, reporter for firedoglake, has been providing nonstop coverage of the bradley Manning trial.
Washington Post, who also published significant portions of he and Snowden’s classified disclosures. “What the mainstream media here in the U.S. should realize is: as goes Wikileaks, as goes the mainstream media,” warns Kathleen McClellan, national security and human rights counsel for nonprofit whistleblower advocacy group Government Accountability Project (GAP), at its D.C. headquarters. “There’s no distinction in the law between an organization like WikiLeaks disclosing information and The New York Times disclosing information. The law doesn’t protect either more or less.” Yet despite what’s at stake, the vast majority of mainstream journalists and news organizations throughout the country have been providing little, if any, coverage of the Manning trial at all (Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan recently chastised the staff because of it). A handful of dedicated, if lesser-known journalists and outlets have, however, and theirs has been the most in-depth and consistent reporting on the proceedings to date—to where many others frequently call seeking input before publishing their own stories. Sometimes, they’ve been the only coverage. Their commitment has oftentimes come at great costs and sacrifices.
he Obama administration’s harsh treatment and prosecution of Manning and the shadowy actions of military and covert surveillance operations both overseas and domestically are not new occurrences, rather, the war between the government and public over what information is shared and what stays secret has been raging since the birth of the country, with revealing glimpses CONTINuED ON PAGE 24
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behind the curtain every so often. Independent investigative journalist-turned-Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh exposed what has become known as the My Lai Massacre—the mass murder and cover-up of up to more than 500 unarmed South Vietnamese villagers, including women and children, by U.S. Army troops in 1968. Initially it was reported to the public that 128 enemy combatants were slain in battle. Daniel Ellsberg leaked a classified internal Department of Defense report detailing much of the decision-making behind U.S. policy and involvement during the Vietnam War in 1971 and was also tried under the Espionage Act, yet the judge ruled a mistrial after learning about, among other actions taken against him by the intelligence community, the tapping of his phones. The Watergate break-in, orchestrated by President Richard Nixon’s CIA-connected “plumbers” and exposed by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein with help from perhaps the most infamous whistleblower in U.S. history, former top FBI official Mark Felt, aka Deep Throat—also ironically essentially a case of presidentially condoned domestic spying, albeit on the National Democratic Committee headquarters instead of the general public at large— resulted in an investigation by the Senate and culminated in Nixon’s 1974 resignation. The following year’s Senate Select Committee to Study Government Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, known as the Church Committee after Democratic Sen. Frank Church of Idaho, stands as perhaps the most intrinsic look inside the inner workings of this world to date. It probed not only the CIA’s activities for illegalities and abuses, but the NSA and FBI— including the agencies’ roles in assassinations targeting foreign leaders. Among the findings: The CIA had varying roles in coups and assassination plots in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Cuba and Vietnam. In the case of the Congo, the committee discovered the agency had plotted to kill its newly elected Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, and although didn’t ultimately do the deed (the Belgians did), had supplied weapons and money to help it along, originally planning to poison the leader. The committee also shed light on just how high up the chain of command these orders came, revealing a concept called “plausible deniability,” meaning the president and other officials with authority to pull the trigger on such activities could know without knowing about them and escape blame. President Dwight D. Eisenhower
truth-sEEKEr: government accountability project’s Kathleen McClellan advocates for whistleblower protections.
was implicated in the Lumumba takedown, according to the committee’s reports. Classified information detailing the government’s roles in similar schemes in Iran and other countries wouldn’t surface until decades later. The Church Committee also discovered widespread domestic surveillance operations by the CIA, including the mass photographing and/or opening and resealing of citizens’ mail without even the U.S. Postal Service’s knowledge. Jeremy Scahill, reporter for The Nation, exposes questionable presentday operations in the recently published Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield, also a documentary in theaters now. Besides uncovering the self-authorized international assassination program of the CIA’s Special Activities Division and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)—according to Scahill, the equivalent of the president’s personal death squads with international reach, though Americans can also be targeted—he documents the systemic eradication of nearly all oversight over such forces, arguing, that their actions actually serve to perpetually feed the “War on Terror.” Sept. 11, 2001 opened the door. “To fight its global war,” writes Scahill, “the White House made extensive use of the tactics [former Vice President Dick] Cheney had long advocated. Central to its ‘dark side’ campaign would be the use of presidential findings [executive directives] that, by their nature, would greatly limit any effective congressional oversight. “According to the National Security Act of 1947, the president is required to issue a finding before undertaking a covert action,” he continues. “The law states that the action must comply with U.S. law and the Constitution. The presidential findings signed by [President CONTINuED ON PAGE 26
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George W.] Bush on Sept. 17, 2001, was used to create a highly classified, secret program code-named Greystone. GST, as it was referred to in internal documents, would be an umbrella under which many of the most clandestine and legally questionable activities would be authorized and conducted in the early days of the Global War on Terror. “It relied on the administration’s interpretation of the AUMF passed by Congress, which declared any al Qaeda suspect anywhere in the world a legitimate target,” he adds. “In effect, the presidential finding declared all covert actions to be preauthorized and legal, which critics said violated the spirit of the National Security Act. Under GTS, a series of compartmentalized programs were created that, together, effectively formed a global assassination and kidnap operation.” In other words, where in the past journalists including Hersh were rewarded for exposing war crimes and corruption, the government’s espionage case against whistleblower Ellsberg was dropped and the president of the United States ousted due to disclosures about covert surveillance, nowadays, an Army private and former NSA contractor face decades, if not life in prison for exposing the same crimes, news outlets such as the AP have had their phone records seized and a journalist has been named as a co-conspirator in the government’s attempt to plug a leak. All indicative, say critics, of an ongoing war not just against journalists, but civil liberties across the board. “Gone are the days of Watergate and the Pentagon Papers,” laments Jane Hamsher, founder and publisher of FireDogLake.com, a progressive news site and action organization that’s been covering Manning’s story and trial for years. “You got the government considering whistleblowers terrorists and journalists looking down their noses on people who are sources.” “What we’re really seeing here is a war on information and who controls information,” says GAP’s McClellan. “Cracking down on what the public is going to hear and cracking down on who can speak to certain issues.” “It’s so hard on the whistleblowers,” adds Hamsher. “It’s just so emotionally hard on them. They’re destroyed, they’re wiped out financially, they’re called traitors, they lose their jobs. Anybody who thinks this is something somebody does for attention is out of their minds.” She would know. FireDogLake’s headquarters—a two-story house a few miles out of D.C. (ironically a few blocks from Manning Street)—not only serves as its staff ’s newsroom and lodging, but doubles as a meeting/refuge space for whistleblowers and others who’ve risked a lot in order to broadcast the truth.
hey travel from other states every week, put their personal lives on hold, sleep wherever they can—local hotels, rented rooms or the homes of those sympathetic to the mission: telling the story of Bradley Manning and his trial, raising awareness about the case and its larger context, documenting history. They wake up at the crack of dawn and they make the trek to Fort Meade, Md. At least once a week they’ll pass a crowd of people of varying numbers protesting on their way in. They stand outside the base’s main gates, sometimes holding signs, often wearing black T-shirts proclaiming “TRUTH” in white block lettering—the weekly vigil of supporters and Bradley Manning Support Network members. Some have come from across the country; some have come from other countries entirely. The journalists wait in their vehicles till around 8 a.m. or whenever the MPs show up to inspect their paperwork, credentials, vehicle registration, photo identification and vehicles. They’re eventually escorted to the other side of the complex to a small hall serving as the “media operations center.” Journalists can also opt for a limited number of seats in the courtroom. Here, the proceedings are broadcast from one wall-size projector screen and journalists are permitted to bring along a computer “for filing and note taking purposes only.” Filing is to be done when court recesses. Social media posting may only be done when court is in recess or during break. Seventy journalists can fit here and more than 250 applied for opening arguments, but since then there’ve only been about a dozen on average. Half as many have been here consistently. The live feed from the courtroom occasionally craps out in the middle of important testimony [as it did on June 26, prompting complaints], and the shotgun speed the judge issues rulings and prosecution reads critical testimony into the record are regular sources of familiar jokes and frustration. More frustration, however, since unlike a traditional court proceeding, there is no official transcript provided for the public, and thus, no public record of what is said during the proceedings unless these handful of journalists write it all down, as fast as they can. “I often times get asked, ‘Why do you do this?’” says Alexa O’Brien, one of them, who’s been covering Bradley Manning for three years and is singlehandedly responsible for transcribing and posting on her website AlexaOBrien.com literally every single syllable and filing she could type or obtain, including from the pre-trial hearings. She’s also recently built an online, CONTINuED ON PAGE 28
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searchable database for this. “I don’t have a simple answer for it.” “It’s the largest leak trial in U.S. history,” she explains in the empty media parking lot following June 26’s proceedings. “It has ramifications, wide ramifications, on the First Amendment and foundational purposes of our government and of society at large. “The government is using charges in this court martial that have never been used in military law,” continues O’Brien. “They want to take the intent and the motive out of the Espionage Act, and that intent makes the Espionage Act as constitutional
as it could possibly be. It’s a First Amendment right. “The Department of State has been the puppet master in this prosecution vis-à-vis this—the largest criminal investigation ever into a publisher, which is the U.S. investigation into WikiLeaks—and we don’t see in any of the major papers the kind of reporting about what is happening…and what is at stake,” she adds. Kevin Gosztola, reporter for FireDogLake.com, seated in the backyard of its headquarters, agrees. He, along with O’Brien, the Associated Press’ David Dishneau, Adam Klasfeld from Courthouse News Service, a news wire, and
Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network, make up the core of stalwarts covering the case. “When you think about what happened,” says Gosztola, “the significance isn’t just the act itself but the disclosures, the content of what was released to WikiLeaks—when you look at the Collateral Murder video and what it revealed, the killing of Reuters employees who were out there basically doing their news jobs, and the fact that somebody wounded was killed and shot and you can hear the bloodlust in the voices of the soldiers who seem to be playing some kind of video games—and when you look at the U.S. diplomatic
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cables and the different military reports from Iraq and Afghanistan that he disclosed, which give a full, complete picture of those wars, a picture vastly different than the one the United States government was promoting to people during the war, I think that’s some of the importance and significance of his act, in that he punctured a hole in this whole secrecy that we have in our government and gave us a way to tell a lot of information that probably shouldn’t have ever been kept secret from us in the first place.” Two tremendously large poodles gallop by as Hamsher explains FireDogLake’s purpose inside. “This is what is called the Hamsher Hotel,” she smiles, while chopping mixed vegetables on the kitchen counter into a salad. “Glenn Greenwald’s room is upstairs; Kevin is staying in it now. Glenn has his own room. Dan Ellsberg stays there. Dan Choi stays there. We have dinners here like once a month or so with [NSA whistleblower] Tom Drake and [CIA torture whistleblower John] Kiriakou before he went to jail—Peter Van Buren, all the whistleblowers. We really try and have a place that nurtures and takes care of people.” “[We] provid[e] a counter-narrative to stories that aren’t being adequately covered or that are sort of overwhelmed by propaganda distributed by powerful self-interested people,” she says. “They’re seeking life in prison for giving secret documents to a news organization and so that would essentially turn whistleblowing something akin to treason and that’s already had a huge chilling effect on sources for investigative journalists,” says Fuller, from the support network’s home base, a rented house in Columbia, Md. Fuller says he’s “talked to reporters who have been to Guantanamo Bay for military tribunals, and they say this is the more restrictive case,” adding that the judge has been clocked reading one of her rulings at 100 words per minute. Klasfeld, standing on a dock in the shadow of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, stresses the importance of keeping the focus on the content of Manning’s disclosures. “I think one thing that needs a little more emphasizing and highlighting is: Just what exactly did Bradley Manning
leak?” he asks. “In a lot of the focus in who Bradley Manning is and what WikiLeaks is, the personal drama of it—which is interesting—just what was leaked has gotten the short shrift.” It’s that content, along with a host of varying personal reasons, which attracts Manning supporters from across the globe to Ft. Meade—a trek that also requires an ample amount of dedication from the members of the public who do.
t’s approaching 9 a.m. and nearing 90 degrees by the time a soldier wearing U.S. Army fatigues walks over to the makeshift barricade in a back parking somewhere in the 95-acre complex of Ft. Meade to tell Dominic and Cynthia Vautier of Bellevue, Wa. that the start of the trial is going to be pushed back a bit. There are no signs indicating this is the courthouse, and nowhere to find reprieve from the sun. Were it not for the makeshift fencing—long lines of bicycle racks stacked alongside each other and a printout that warns not to go beyond the barricade—a visitor might imagine they were at one of the dozens of other military facilities throughout the base. The 71-year-old software engineer and Vietnam-era veteran sits on the hot cement, legs crossed, while his wife, 64 gazes behind the line at several air-conditioned trailers housing soldiers when David Reed, another spectator, joins them. He jokes that maybe they’re not letting Dominic in because he looks suspicious. “I would have thought there would be more people coming to the trial,” the 67-year-old retiree says. “It’s an apathy.” “It took us two days to figure out how to get into the fort,” says Dominic, explaining that the couple made the trek as part of Cynthia’s vacation. “When I’m a grandmother, I feel that I should be able to tell my grandchildren with great pride that I was at this trial and supported a hero,” she says. Soon others join them, many wearing “TRUTH” shirts. In all, about 50 supporters wait in the heat till they empty their pockets, are scanned with a magnetometer, obtain a pass, wait for a while in a side room and finally enter the courtroom (25 are permitted, the rest head to an overflow trailer). Kat, 47, from Ontario, who wore a “TRUTH” shirt and declined to give her last name, stressed the importance of being there to “show my support and be a witness to the proceedings and make it less secretive,” she says. “We’re here in support of Bradley and for people telling the truth, for example, Bradley Manning—about war crimes.” Two plainclothes soldiers, one with an earpiece, a sidearm and a taser, stand
arms crossed between the public and Manning, who is dwarfed by his lead attorney David Coombs, Major Thomas Hurley and Captain Joshua Tooman. Three empty rows of 12 empty chairs and computers fill the courtroom to the right of the judge; five cameras pointed at the public are mounted above her head. Each session begins with a decorated Army official reading aloud a list of rules, which includes no loud whispering and no falling asleep. When U.S. Army prosecutor Major Ashden Fein isn’t standing before the judge, he slouches back in his chair while two other prosecutors occasionally giggle with each other.
Manning and his team sit upright, intently listening to every utterance. Between two recesses the visitors dwindle to about 15; by 3 p.m. there is an hour-long closed session. Judge Col. Lind informs the trial will resume the following day at noon. It’s now that the media center crew hurries to file their stories and post them on their websites, Tweet out updates and prepare for the next day. “I knew the trial was going to be conducted in secrecy and de factosecrecy and I felt that there was no coverage of it that was satisfying to me, gave me the information, answered any of the questions that I wanted to have
answered, and so I decided that I was going to transcribe it,” O’Brien tells us back in the empty media parking lot. “I think if Manning gets sentenced to life, that is going to be a historic day in the history of our country, but I think also, just civilization in general.” “I do believe that fundamentally, it is our responsibility if we do know better, to do everything we can to dissent, but also to do the right thing here,” adds O’Brien. “The act of doing a transcript, for example, is a very simple act, but if it’s going to get me almost arrested at Ft. Meade, if it’s going to get me in a situation where I am somehow counter, there’s something wrong there.”
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Take this simple quiz and find out if you are paranoid enough to qualify for membership in this exclusive, “by-invitation-only” club! Answer Yes or No: 1. Is the United Nations secretly plotting to invade our country and occupy our best golf courses, ruining the American Way of Life? 2. Do you think the IRS is really run by lizard people, who can instantly shift their shapes to look like the rest of us? 3. Do you agree that any government official who promotes the sale of energy-efficient light bulbs is bent on destroying our freedom and should be removed from office? 4. Are those airplane contrails (white vapor trails in the sky) actually “chemtrails”—clouds of toxic chemicals or biological agents being sprayed by hundreds of secret government aircraft for clandestine purposes? 5. Do you believe that America’s enemies can telepathically communicate with goats and other animals? 6. Have you ever, accidentally of course, drunk water containing fluoride (which as everyone knows, saps America’s strength and makes us vulnerable to a foreign takeover)? 7. Do you think the people who control Wall Street have the best interests of investors like you at heart? 8. Is there a secret gay and lesbian plan to break up your marriage? 9. Does the South still have a chance to win the Civil War? 10. Have you, or a trustworthy friend, personally seen aliens abducting attractive, scantily-clad Earth women? If you answered YES to all of the these questions, Congratulations!
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All This & Heaven, Too By Jaclyn gallucci
f you’ve driven east on the Long Island Expressway, you may have missed it. Or, you may have seen the blue sign that reads “Attractions at Exit 70” and dismissed the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island listed underneath it as some kind of roadside gathering of religious statues on a street corner. But winding through 70 acres of the Pine Barrens in Eastport, these peaceful paths seem more suited to a pilgrimage in the mountains of Spain, not sandwiched between two parades of weekenders heading out to the Hamptons. But here they are, completely silent except for a few birds calling back and forth in the trees above, a sanctuary that draws believers from all over to Long Island. At the end of the path is a man-made cavern with an empty pine box in the middle under a sign that reads, “You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen. He is not here. See the place where they laid him.” On one side a quarter-mile path is lined with the Stations of the Cross, wooden kneelers and codes that can be punched into your cell phone for a personal guided tour. A woman in the distance walks alone, stops to kneel at each one, and eventually disappears into the woods. Another woman holds a Bible and sits next to a small garden and a statue of the Virgin Mary, the entrance to the Rosary Walk, with 150 bushes sculpted into beads that end in a hedge shaped into a cross. About a mile down the road a man strolls along the Avenue of Saints, where gifts like miniature statues, flowers and rosary beads are left at the feet of immortalized saints. There’s a chapel, an area for an outdoor mass, a coffee shop and a gift shop. But all of this leads to the main attraction, a towering statue of the Virgin Mary, “the Lady of the Island,” perched on a massive boulder. The shrine is Long Island through and through. The land was donated to the Montfort Missionaries by Crescenzo and Angelina Vigliota, Sr. in 1953 for a shrine to honor Mary. In 1957 the Harrisons of East Moriches gifted the rock and surrounding areas overlooking Moriches Bay. In 1975 the 18-foot statue of Mary and Jesus, designed by Rafael Desoto of Patchogue, was gifted by the Vigliotta family. The grounds also include a huge replica of the Pieta, the Holy Stairs—a massive concrete staircase leading to a likeness of Jesus on the Cross. Candles,
left by past visitors, are still lit, and along the ledge there are messages written on stone. Some are prayers, some are pleas for healing. Others offer messages to the dead. More notes written in ink and marker cover the sign. And others simply offer words of gratitude like this one: “Thanks for everything —Justin.” On July 10 beginning at 10 a.m. the shrine will host the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue - World Apostolate of Fatima, a wooden hand-carved Image of Our Lady of Fatima given to the United States by the Bishop of Fatima in 1967, blessed by Pope Paul VI and crowned by Cardinal O’Boyle in the National Basilica in Washington, D.C., to spread the message of Fatima, which began in the summer of 1916 with the first apparition to three shepherd children by the Angel of Peace in Fatima, Portugal.
the entrance to the rosary walk (above), the holy stairs leading up to a life-size replica of Jesus on the Cross (below). a sign covered in messages left by visitors (left). the Beloved Disciple at the Foot of the Cross statue along the stations of the Cross trail (right).
GANGLAND gangs On LOng isL and
suffolk cops, Pols and residents seek to Beat the heat after recent deadly shootings
By TImoThy BoLger firstname.lastname@example.org
One after another, nosey Central Islip neighbors walked up to the police tape on Clayton Avenue the rainy Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend, same as gawkers at any other crime scene. But morbid curiosity turned to deepseated fear upon learning that Suffolk County police were investigating a third man in his 20s being gunned down within 39 hours and two square miles of one another in the same neighborhood where gunmen in recent local gang wars are still facing justice in the federal courthouse down the street. “We better say a prayer,” said one concerned citizen, likely echoing clergy in the convent abutting the boarding house where Matthew Gilmore, 25, was shot and hold thE linE: suffolk County police investigated the killed May 28. third Central islip gun death in a period of less than In the month following that grim two days the tuesday after Memorial day weekend. unofficial start to summer on Long Island, police, lawmakers and civic leaders have charged with the murder of Gilmore a rapper, shot after midnight May 28. As and the murderers are known to each been scrambling to stem the spate of week following the shooting. “I took some of press time, no arrests were made in other,” Fitzpatrick says, describing deadly violence from spreading. New of the victim’s marijuana and ran out the Derrick Mayes’ murder, 25 hours prior. common motives such as drugs, domestic York State anti-gang legislation advanced front door,” Allen allegedly told investigaBoth Russell and Mayes were 21. violence and long-standing feuds. “That in Albany, the high-profile neighborhood tors, according to court documents. In the first two cases, police have said changes a bit when you involve gangs in watch group Guardian Angels announced “His involvement was simply to they suspect gang involvement. Not that the equation.” plans to expand into the community, and purchase marijuana as opposed to any anyone was surprised to hear it. LasT gang In Town Suffolk police brass reversed a controvertype of murder,” Allen’s attorney, Michael “Gangs don’t need to fight if there’s State lawmakers, grappling with an sial decision—first reported by the Press Brown, told News12 Long Island. no gang activity,” Andy Grascia, president embarrassing resurgence of corruption last fall—to quit the FBI’s Long Island Late last month, Jeffrey Rosales, of the New York Gang Investigators Assoscandals resulting in arrests that have Gang Task Force. 27, pleaded not guilty to the murder ciation, tells the Press after being asked plagued Albany for years, were unable “We don’t want to have a repeat of of Keenan Russell, an up-and-coming about local rumors that a new gang in what we had in 2009,” town may be involved. “If you’re to pass legislation reforming their seedy operations before summer break last Legis. Rick Montano the only gang in the neighbormonth. But the state Senate OKed a bill (D-Central Islip) said, hood, there’s no problems.” He cracking down on gangs three weeks after referring to the 14 notes that the Bloods in New the trio of murders. murders in Brentwood York are currently fighting “Our focus has been on not only and Central Islip between amongst themselves for control. punishment and accountability to those summer ’09 and spring Det. Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick, who owe a debt after committing a ’10, most of which have commander of Suffolk police gang-related crime, but also elements been solved. “I’ve been Homicide Squad, says that of prevention and rehabilitation,” state knocking on doors in the despite the unusually closeSen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) says of the community and people together murders, the county Criminal Street Gangs Enforcement and are afraid.” is enjoying a drop in such Prevention Act. Police have since slayings. Now the onus is on the Assembly made arrests in two of His unit investigates an to consider taking up the bill, should a the three cases as of press average of 35 murders annually. special session be called before the state time, but have also proven Last year, there were 23, the Legislature officially convenes again in unusually tight-lipped third-lowest since ‘75. At this January. about releasing details, year’s half-point, there were “We can’t arrest our way out of it,” just one of the departures nine murders, five of which says Assemb. Phil Ramos (D-Brentwood), from law enforcement have resulted in arrests— gang bustErs: flanked by partners in various law enforcement a former Suffolk police detective working behavior following the although his detectives historiagenies, James burke, Chief of department for suffolk police, with Zeldin on the legislation, which bloodshed five years prior. cally have solved 82 percent of announced June 3, a week after three murders in less than two days in Central islip, that the department was rejoining the fbi long island increases sentencing in gang crimes, Raesean Allen, cases. gang task force less than a year after pulling out of the unit. CONTINuED ON PAGE 36 22, of Central Islip, was “Generally, the victims
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boosts gang prevention in schools and creates a gang prevention fund. “I like to put my efforts behind prevention and rehabilitation because those are the areas that help our areas most.” The ex-undercover narcotics investigator hopes that before final passage, the bill would include a measure creating gang courts similar to those already in Yakima County, Wash., St. Louis and being explored elsewhere nationwide. It’s an approach similar to the way drug courts offer alternatives to incarceration for substance abusers caught breaking the law. Or veterans courts for law-breaking returning soldiers. “Many of the kids don’t fit into
mainstream school,” Yakima Gang Court Judge Susan Hahn wrote in a 2012 report on the nation’s first such program’s initial year. “We employ many options to help them succeed, including alternative schools, job training, GED and online schooling.” Grascia, head of the state gang investigators association, says a multifaceted approach is the best way to weed out wannabe Tony Sopranos. “The gang world is not an easy world to understand and to deal with,” he says. “There’s the law enforcement component, the school component and the community component. If you don’t have those three components working together, it can be a vicious cycle.”
Besides folks joining hands in prayer in weekly peace vigils, and Central Islip school resource officers getting backup after the shootings, the red-beret-clad Guardian Angels—a 145-worldwide-chapter unarmed neighborhood patrol group formed by Curtis Sliwa—are adding to a 3-year-old first LI chapter in Huntington Station, with three more on the way in Brentwood, Central Islip and West Hempstead. “We are going to continue to put boots on the ground and justify this generous award,” Silwa told reporters at a recent news conference announcing his winning $25,000 from the “Manes-American Peace Prize” awarded by Lynbrookbased Dr. Harvey Manes.
“You can’t be afraid of fear,” says Jesse Gavares, nicknamed “Tarantella,” a Guardian Angel prerequisite, when asked if he was afraid to patrol the mean, hilly streets that forced the closure of Huntington’s Jack Abrahams School. Suffolk police were skeptical, to say the least. “They could present a danger to themselves if they confront people who are armed and dangerous,” says Deputy Cheif Kevin Fallon, Suffolk police’s chief spokesman, adding that officers in the Second Precinct patrolling Huntington never see Angels on patrol. “Do they know what their limits are with civilians?” he asked. “Are they violating civilians’ rights without knowing it? What type of vetting process do they put people through?” Sliwa, who brands himself as a good/ tough guy who took on late mob boss John Gotti, isn’t backing down. “We’ve been doing it for three years in Huntington Station; it’s not like we showed up yesterday,” he responds, recalling broken-up fights and citizens arrests made by the half-dozen-strong Huntington Station chapter. “The township and the people of Huntington are recognizing the Guardian Angels, so how can SCPD not also?” His group took partial credit for crime being down 9 percent in the Second Precinct between 2010 and 2012, although Suffolk police also reported crime was down 12 percent in the Third Precinct covering Central Islip and 12 percent overall in the western five towns for the same period. Of course, it wouldn’t be the first time Suffolk police bucked outside help and later changed their minds. “When we removed the detectives from the [FBI] Long Island Gang Task Force, we felt as though that was the best deployment of our officers,” Chief of Department James Burke, who pulled three detectives from the unit last fall, told reporters June 3, a week after the three murders. “Now... the key critical thing is making the public know that we are doing everything possible to make them safe,” he said. “We thought it was the prudent thing to install [two detectives] back to the task force.” The sniping wasn’t left to the streets, either. “Recklessly, too much information has been leaked to the media that has in fact hindered this investigation,” Burke said, referring to a Newsday report quoting anonymous sources saying that MS-13-linked guns were used in the first two Memorial Day slayings. “If one of the bad guys in these cases know that we know the type of gun that was used, well, do you think that gun is gonna be around anymore?” Inspector Robert Brown, commander of the Third Precinct, rhetorically asked residents at their monthly “First Tuesday” community meeting a day after that press conference. “That gun will never be found.” —With additional reporting by Danielle Cox and Amanda Wolfer
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Defeat, Retreat, Spies and Surprise: George Washington on L.I.
george washington, 1794, portrait by adolf ulrik wertmüller.
When Gen. George Washington made his victory lap of Long Island in April 1790, he sounded almost like any annoyed commuter today. “Uneven ground and none of it of the first quality,” he wrote in his journal, “but intermixed in places with pebble stone.” He complained that “the weather was so dull & at times Rainy that we lost much of the pleasures of the ride.” But overall, Washington took it in stride. For one thing, his country was at peace. He started his tour in New Utrecht, dining “at the house of a Mr. Barre…the man was obliging but little else recommended it.” The next day he watered his horses in Hempstead before stopping for dinner at the Zebulon Ketcham house in Copiague and spending the night at Squire Isaac Thompson’s home, Sagtikos Manor, in West Bay Shore. The next morning, Washington “halted awhile” at Samuel Green’s place in West Sayville before dining at Hart’s Tavern in Patchogue. He headed to Setauket the next day and spent the night at a “tolerably” decent tavern owned by Austin Roe, who had played a key role in his Revolutionary War intelligence network known as the Culper Spy Ring. Setting out early the following morning, he fed his horses at “a decent house” owned by “Widow Blydenburgh” in Smithtown before dining at “a tolerably good” house owned by “a Widow Platt” in Huntington and stopping for the night in Oyster Bay at Daniel Young’s homestead. For his last day on Long Island Washington got up at 6 a.m., and later had breakfast in Roslyn at Hendrick Onderdonk’s spread, getting a tour of his grist and paper mills (making a sheet by hand, family legend has it). For dinner he stopped in Flushing before riding to Brooklyn, where he took the ferry back to Manhattan as the sun was setting. Not bad for a 58-year-old Virginia gentleman who’d become president the year before. And what a far cry from those anxious days the general had faced in July 1776, when things looked a lot more dire—and crossing the East River was a dangerous move in the face of enemy fire. Back then, Washington could do nothing to stop Vice Admiral Richard “Black Dick” Howe from sailing the British war fleet into the Lower Hudson and anchoring off Staten Island, where his brother, Lord William Howe, amassed some 32,000 soldiers. Facing them from Brooklyn Heights were some 4,000 “rebel” troops commanded by Nathanael Greene, whom Washington considered his best units. On paper the Americans numbered 20,000 men but most of them were sick, poorly trained and badly equipped. On Aug. 22, Admiral Howe ferried his brother’s troops across the Narrows to Long Island. Greene was so ill that Washington had to replace him right before the battle. He put New Hampshire’s John Sullivan in charge first, but Sullivan didn’t prove up to the task so Washington appointed Connecticut’s Israel Putnam, who hardly knew the terrain. Greene, whose legacy today is Fort Greene in Brooklyn, had known the lay
of the land very well, since he had been furiously building fortifications between Red Hook and Wallabout Bay, the future home of the Brooklyn Naval Yard. Putnam’s ignorance of Brooklyn proved costly indeed. There were four passes to defend but he protected only three, and so with help from local Tories—and Queens was full of them— the British moved their troops through the Jamaica Pass on the night of Aug. 26, roughly close to where the Jackie Robinson Parkway runs into Jamaica Avenue today. When dawn came, the Americans were quickly outflanked. “Our men fought with more than Roman virtue,” wrote an American soldier later, but the rout was a disaster. Washington would have lost his army had it not been for Mordecai Gist’s 250 Marylanders, who valiantly held the line in the Gowanus marsh, prompting the general, who was watching from afar to turn to Putnam and say, “Good God, what brave fellows I must this day lose.” As historians have written since, just when all hope looked lost for the Americans, the wind changed in the Battle of Long Island, preventing Admiral Howe from sailing up the East
the raynham hall Museum as it looks in oyster bay today was home to the townsends, a merchant family of ostensibly loyalist leanings in the revolutionary war. robert townsend, however, was one of george washington’s secret spies. (images courtesy raynham hall Museum)
River and wreaking havoc. Instead, under cover of night and fog, Washington was able to evacuate 9,000 men and material before the British knew they were gone. Not that Washington was in the clear. There would be the harsh winter at Valley Forge, the demoralizing defeat at the Brandywine River in Chad’s Ford, Penn., when yet again, Tory sympathizers were able to lead the British army to a crossing that Washington didn’t know about, and many other arduous battles. But somehow he always came through. His horse was shot out from under him three times in the French and Indian War and later in the same conflict he even found himself caught in the crossfire of his own troops as dusk was falling and he was yelling, “Cease fire!” at the top of his lungs. So Washington never lost faith that he’d find a way to prevail. CONTINuED ON PAGE 40
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Behind Enemy Lines
With his enemy firmly ensconced in New York, Washington craved reliable intelligence so he could know what they were up to. In September 1776, Nathan Hale, who had volunteered to spy for the cause, was caught in Huntington. Before the British hung him in Manhattan, the 21-year-old American uttered his famous last words: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” In mid-1778, Washington assigned Benjamin Tallmadge, a young Long Island cavalry officer from Setauket, the difficult task of creating a spy ring. Tallmadge entrusted Abraham Woodhull, a farmer whom he’d known since childhood, and Caleb Brewster, who commanded whaleboats that harassed British and Tory shipping on the Sound. Tallmadge used the code name “John Bolton,” Woodhull adopted the name “Samuel Culper.” Besides aliases, Washington’s covert network used dead drops, invisible ink, secret signals and relayed coded messages published in newspapers about British activities in occupied New York City. For more than a century the identity of “Samuel Culper Jr.” remained a mystery—Washington didn’t even know some of his top spies’ identities—until Long Island historian Morton Pennypacker matched “Culper Jr.’s” letters to Washington with the handwriting of an obscure Oyster Bay merchant named Robert Townsend. He announced his discovery at a meeting of the New York State Historical Society on Sept. 27, 1930. Townsend had taken his greatest secret to his grave in 1838. But his historic house remains today: Raynham Hall Museum in Oyster Bay. Townsend led his double life while British officers occupied his home. It still “has a very strong presence in the paranormal community as one of the most haunted houses in Long Island,” says a museum official. Certainly something intense was happening in that very crowded house when Townsend was alive. A British colonel staying there was courting Townsend’s sister while he was still engaged to a woman back in England. Townsend was “an extremely complex man,” observes Alexander Rose, author of Washington’s Spies, a book about the Culper Ring that AMC is turning into a pilot for a potential dramatic series. “His immediate family were Loyalist, and so it must have been very difficult for him to break with them and spy for Washington. His reasons were partly religious, partly patriotic, partly self-interested, and partly because he was annoyed about the practical aspects of British military occupation.”
a modern-day guide dressed in Colonial-era garb points the way into the raynham hall Museum in oyster bay. (photo courtesy raynham hall)
Washington never knew that Townsend was the man who frequented the coffeehouses and saloons in Manhattan in his disguise as a Tory merchant working for his father’s Oyster Bay business and overheard British officers discussing their war plans. But the general certainly valued the information the Culper Ring brought him as he later wrote to Tallmadge in two letters now in Stony Brook University’s prized collection of special archives. Currently, The Three Village Historical Society has an exhibit devoted to the spy ring. Every time people visit the Montauk Lighthouse they can also thank George Washington’s foresight, because he pressed Congress to appropriate the money for it in 1793 but never saw it completed. As we honor America’s independence this July, let’s not forget Washington’s orders to his troops in New York, supposedly delivered before the Battle of Long Island began, when he spelled out in no uncertain terms what was at stake: “The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of a brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer, or to die…. Liberty, property, life, and honor are all at stake; upon your courage and conduct rest the hopes of our bleeding and insulted country. Our wives, children, and parents expect safety from us alone, and they have every reason to believe that Heaven will crown with success so just a cause.” The general trusted that Providence would smile on him, as it had so many times before, and though the outcome he sought in 1776 took many years to achieve, he was lucky it did—as we are today.
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TWA Flight 800 Exposé Takes Off at Stony Brook Film Festival
n the opening minutes of Kristina Borjesson’s devastating new documentary on the fate of TWA Flight 800, one of the eyewitnesses who saw the crash unfold points to the horizon and tells the camera, “All of a sudden I see something rise up from those trees over there!” As many Long Islanders will never forget, the sun had barely set that perfect July day and the twilight sky was clear. The jet airliner had just taken off from JFK International Airport with 230 people on board headed for Paris when it suddenly exploded 10 miles off East Moriches. Now, on the 17th anniversary of the July 17, 1996 tragedy, one of America’s most controversial aviation investigations takes the spotlight at the Stony Brook Film Festival. “With the festival being less than 20 miles from the memorial site [on Fire Island at Smith Point], I felt we were the perfect venue for this film,” says Alan Inkles, founder and director of the film festival now in its 18th year. He saw an early version of TWA Flight 800 in the spring, calling it both personal and universal at the same time. “I was extremely taken by both the subject matter and its exceptional work as a
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film,” he says. “We feel that this is very much a Long Island story,” says Borjesson, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, who wrote, directed and co-produced the film. “There are a lot of eyewitnesses who live on Long Island, and we felt it was appropriate to have a screening where everybody there could see it, and it would get attention.” As she tells the Long Island Press, almost a hundred people, all unrelated and in different locations along the South Shore, saw the entire incident, from the moment streaks of light shot from the surface and intersected the jetliner to when the plane burst into a fireball and plummeted into the Atlantic Ocean. The government’s official explanation is that one of the fuel tanks onboard caught fire when an electrical wire supposedly short-circuited. But as six former members of the investigation’s team who finally broke their silence to appear in public reveal in this emotionally riveting film, that explanation just doesn’t fly—and they hope it never will again. This documentary premieres July 17 on the EPIX cable network, a joint venture of Viacom, MGM and Lionsgate, available through Verizon FiOS and the
after twa flight 800 exploded off fire island, investigators collected its damaged parts from the ocean floor and reassembled the boeing 747 in a hangar at Calverton airport in riverhead. (photos courtesy Epix)
in one scene of the new documentary, shot inside the Cradle of aviation Museum, two retired aviation accident investigators join physicist tom stalcup to air their doubts.
DISH Network. It will get its Festival premiere screening on July 20 at 3 p.m., followed by a panel discussion with Borjesson and Tom Stalcup, a physicist in Massachusetts who devoted his life to unlocking the truth about what happened after seeing an animation of the crash that the CIA had produced which he found unscientific and unbelievable. Jeff Sagansky, a former president of CBS Broadcasting, where Borjesson once worked, is executive producer. “This is the first documentary on TWA Flight 800 that deals strictly with firsthand sources, people who handled the evidence, with the exception of Tom,” she says. Among the key members of the original investigation team who came forward to speak in this documentary are Hank Hughes, senior accident investigator for TWA now retired; Bob Young, chief accident investigator for TWA now retired; and James Speer, the Air Line Pilot Association’s representative/investigator, also retired. “They’re experts and they know what they’re talking about,” Borjesson says.
As reports of this documentary’s forensic assertions started to trickle out to the media in the weeks leading up to the premiere, James Kallstrom, the retired head of the FBI’s New York office, and others have started pushing back, hard. Kallstrom had become the public face of the 1996 inquiry once the FBI declared it a “criminal investigation” and took it over from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which routinely handles domestic aviation accidents. In the documentary, the civilian investigators say they found holes in parts of the fuselage that FBI agents wouldn’t let them photograph as well as traces of nitrates on parts of the plane that the bureau wouldn’t let them test independently. They reported agents were hammering parts of the plane flat and changing evidence tags on debris. Just as tellingly, Speer found that an underwater video taken of the
recovery effort was expurgated and he was rebuffed when he asked to see the original version, which would have helped investigators reconstruct the timeline of the crash. Now back in the media glare, Kallstrom has tried a multi-pronged approach. He said the evidence cited in the documentary was recycled and discredited—a false claim as the documentary makes unmistakably clear—and he questioned the investigators’ motives. “If they were so committed…why did they wait until they retired?” he asked news outlets. “They didn’t wait,” counters Borjesson adamantly. “They spoke up. And Jim Speer…almost got himself kicked off the investigation twice…. After TWA Flight 800, Hank was relegated to [investigating] minor accidents. He was punished for what he did. Kallstrom doesn’t mention that!” Ironically, the night of the crash, Borjesson, whose husband is French, had gone to bed early after sending her 11-year-old son off on an Air France flight to Paris to see his relatives. She’d just finished wrapping up a show for CBS Reports on Fidel Castro and went home exhausted. She was woken up out of a deep sleep by a phone call at 9 p.m. “My neighbor says, ‘Was that your son’s plane that just went down?’” Borjesson recalls. “And for a minute, I felt what those victims’ family members were feeling. I will never forget that feeling.” Her son’s plane had departed five minutes behind Flight 800. The next day when she went to work, she was assigned to cover the TWA crash, launching her on the long, turbulent journey that will bring her to Stony Brook later this month to reveal what her years of investigative journalism have found. Once the FBI took over the inquiry, they wouldn’t let the NTSB investigators interview the eyewitnesses as they normally would have in a typical airline crash follow-up. And the media, from the New York Times to NBC News, swallowed what officials were pushing: CONTINuED ON PAGE 44
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that the witnesses “were not credible.” “You have high-ranking sources [in the government] giving you the inside scoop,” Borjesson says of her former colleagues in the Fourth Estate. “But the inside scoop is bullet points of their agenda…. All these high-level people are just telling you what they want you to think because they already have an outcome in mind.” For her film, which cost about $500,000 to make, Borjesson wanted to question William Perry, who was Secretary of Defense in 1996, because “we think the Secretary of Defense has knowledge that is pertinent to this event.” He declined to participate, as did the man who appointed him to the post, President Bill Clinton. Over the years some people have speculated that what the witnesses saw were missiles possibly fired by Navy vessels. The documentary will not go there. Borjesson said her collaborator, Tom Stalcup, “doesn’t want to go one millimeter further than the evidence, the math and the facts will take him.” And that’s why she would not use the word “missile” in her documentary. “We call them ‘objects’ for a reason,” Borjesson says. “We want the official
investigation reopened so they can be identified.” With that goal in mind, the investigators cited in the film have filed a petition for reconsideration with the NTSB, as well as another lawsuit against the CIA. Stalcup had obtained heavily redacted documents from the CIA in his lawsuit filed several years ago, which shows CIA analysts taking the eyewitness reports and apparently concocting a scenario to explain that hundreds of people on Long Island did not see what they said they saw. Now everyone can judge for themselves—something the NTSB may be dreading.
the stony Brook film festival will show a mix of new independent features, documentaries and short films at the staller Center from July 18 to July 27. Besides Twa Flight 800, other domestic and foreign films will be premiered and indie filmmaker Christine vachon, whose feature Boys don’t cry won an academy award for actress hilary swank, will be presented with a career achievement award. vachon has recently joined the stony Brook southampton arts faculty. for more info, call 631-632-2787 or visit www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com.
Medicare Is In Danger!
Managing funding of these two programs is the Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) Trust Fund.
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We should be worried about the state of Medicare and the Federal Medicare programs are funded, how Medicare interacts with the national budget, and where the national debt is headed. Medicare made up 15 percent of the national budget in 2011, according to the Congressional boomers and rising health care costs leads to a decline in private insurance expenditures and an increase in Medicare spending; federal funding of Medicare increased 7.9 percent in 2009. without cutting back health care Medicare cost a total of $549.1 that made up the 15% of the national budget. How does Medicare get funded and how does it lose money?
One way is the monthly premium which typically covers 25 percent of the cost; the second way that Medicare Parts A and D are funded is by direct appropriations of general tax revenue by Congress. with a balance (in the green, not the red) of $71.4 billion and then spent $292.4 billion. Each year the
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a hand-rolled cigarette in one hand, a can of beer in the other, ross michael sits shirtless, sunning his tattoos aboard the Miste Rose docked at the commercial fishermen’s pier just inside the mouth of Montauk harbor, and watching the competition unload at the neighboring fish market. it’s a well-earned break for the dreadlocked 36-year-old who, unlike the grizzled old seadogs a few slips away, isn’t so wary of outsiders he won’t share a few fish stories. “it’s really good money,” he says, recalling months-long, deep-sea so-called “longline” voyages. “it’s not Deadliest Catch, but we work really, really hard. we work crazy hours and break our backs.” as if catching sea bass and konch for money didn’t make him a living relic of long island’s oldest profession—a feat not uncommon in these parts—he works for a crew that is one of only three lobster boats left on the End. the greenwich, Conn., native is hopeful the species is rebounding and scoffs at the lobster-hungry hamptonites with no clue how hard the crustaceans are to catch. “never trust the first pot,” he says, quoting his captain, ace, referring to the traps with which they catch their pincher-clad livelihood. “Either you get nothing, or you get a lot.”
/// The seafood Broker Upwards of 15,000 pounds of fish daily pass through Asa Gosman’s family’s wholesale fish market. A member of the storied Gosman clan who run a cluster of Montauk shops and restaurants where Irish brogues are often overheard, he speaks proudly of the biggest operation in the heart of New York State’s largest commercial fishing port, explaining how the work days start at the crack of dawn and run long, same as those of his suppliers. “There’s more fish here than anywhere else,” says Gosman, 36, noting how the geography turned this community into a working museum of the Island’s fishing industry. “Where you have bodies of water meeting, you’re gonna have more fish.” Much has changed since the family business was established here seven decades ago. “Montauk’s gotten a lot busier and the consumer’s gotten a lot more demanding... Chefs have gotten more creative with their dishes.” From here, hundreds of restaurants are kept in stock with fresh seafood. Every day a company delivery truck filled with fish makes a roundtrip drive to New York City, 120 miles each way. “We try to specialize in local fish, but we also sell everything,” he says. “If you look at somebody’s menu, they’re gonna have 10 or 15 different seafood items. Half will be local, half will be from somewhere else.”
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/// The PaTrons Seated with their two young sons at The Dock during happy hour are Andrea and Orhan Saraylil of Westchester, a young family celebrating their annual pilgrimage to Montauk by ordering some freshly caught dinner from the sea. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” Andrea says of the grilled tuna melt, which The Dock claims to have invented. In between cutting up a grilled cheese for the two toddlers—well-behaved kids who don’t invoke one of the bar’s rules: “Take screaming children outside”—Orhan, a banker, says: “I don’t think I would have gotten this if it weren’t right here,” gesturing to his view of the fishermen’s pier. Asked why they drove to the farthest-flung outpost of LI, Andrea says it was a split verdict. “The beach, the food, I guess that’s why,” she says, noting ironically while this reporter interrupts her dinner that the lack of media attention is also a draw. “It’s very low-key, I feel very comfortable.”
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Amid a strip of trendy restaurants drawing tourists to uptown Montauk sits The Dock, the local pub where out-oftowners mingle with fishermen docked outside while Theresa “TD” Dettori cooks some of the freshest seafood found this side of the Shinnecock Inlet. They’re known for their tuna melt: grilled tuna steak with cheese on an English muffin. Their seafood supplier, Gosman’s, is right next door, and some of the fishermen who supply their wholesaler are regulars here. One of them was Frank Mundus, the legendary shark fisherman who was the inspiration for Captain Quint in Jaws. “I actually opened Mick Jagger’s clams,” says Dettori, 54, with a smile that belies how hot it is working in a kitchen in the summer heat. The Rolling Stones frontman and his band spent time here in the ’70s, jamming at Andy Warhol’s beach house, writing songs—Memory Motel downtown inspired one. “Back in the old days, we used to get a lot of longliners from Down South, and they’re a pretty rough crowd,” she says. “They don’t really come to Montauk anymore.” She glances across the bar at the familiar faces she’s gotten to know in her 35 years here. “These people are here probably six days a week, if not seven,” she says. “Same people, same seats, same routine.”
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Every day, in the shadows, beyond the reach of the press, the public, Congress, or any effective shred of oversight, wars are being waged against those deemed threats by the White House. These clashes, kidnappings, torture sessions and targeted assassinations are conducted in secret, across the globe and even here in the united States. Investigative journalist jeremy Scahill, author of New York Times best-seller Blackwater, lifts the veil of these covert battles and the networks waging them—the CIA’s Special Activities Division and joint Special Operations Command, jSOC—through firsthand reporting, historical perspective and unparalleled sourcing. Dirty Wars is disturbing, enlightening and wholly engrossing; a must-read for every American citizen wanting to hear the full story about the global War on Terror. Same goes for Scahill’s documentary of the same name, which features his reporting for this book, and is playing in theaters now.
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L.I.’s Fast-Food Invasion QuIck, PoPuLar eaTs Take IsLand By sTorm
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Blizzards were the craze on a sweltering Monday last month as Dairy Queen finally opened its doors on Long Island to thousands of fast-food fanatics pouring into Massapequa— many forced to seek parking at neighboring businesses just for the opportunity to enjoy the cool, wintery mix of sweet treats and ice cream. After years of torment by the fast-food chain via unrequited commercials, salivating patrons didn’t take long to snatch them up, along with some burgers—lines cramming its interior, zigzagging around its perimeter and dozens of cars packing its drive-thru— even if it was only 10 a.m. At the rear of one line stood 49-year-old Massapequan Jim McCaffrey, whose young daughter “couldn’t wait for the grand opening,” he grinned. Neither could Louisiana-native Tammy Lestingi, who never had a problem grabbing a chicken fried steak at the many DQ’s sprinkled across southern states. “It’s the style of hamburger that I like,” she said out of her car window just after 10 a.m. “We don’t have to drive three hours to get to one,” smiled 16-year-old Kayla Provenzano, gladly standing in the rain for the brain-freezing treat. It’s a scene all too familiar in recent years across Long Island, as other casual eateries offering similar menu options, many resembling those in the south and Midwest, take up residence here. Sonic Drive-In arrived in North Babylon two years ago with much fanfare. Shake Shack, with locations stretching from Florida to Massachusetts, invaded Old Country Road in Westbury to the delight of burger fans across LI. Red Robin, which sells itself as a casual sit-down restaurant, opened its grill in May 2011 and has seen a steady stream of customers ever since. And Chic-fil-A, the famed southern chicken restaurant, was rumored to have been scouting locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties, though a spokeswoman for the company told the Press that talk of a location in the area is “very much premature.” It would seem that the fast food industry is finally catching on to the Long Island market, reaping the benefits of aggressive marketing campaigns launched years before ever opening up shop in the area.
long island’s lone dQ grill & Chill (top) opened in Massapequa in June to the delight of thousands who descended on the popular fast-food restaurant to indulge in sweet blizzards and juicy burgers. shake shack finally brought it’s delicious burgers and shakes (right) to li when it opened in Carle place lace last year, and sonic, onic, which has taken north orth babylon abylon by storm since its debut two years ago, is expanding its menu this summer with a pretzel bun hot dog (bottom).
“A lot of people come in and say, ‘We’ve seen your commercial, we were waiting for you to get here,’” said Kathie Seaman, general manager of Red Robin in Carle Place. Fast-food spots such as DQ and Sonic are breathing new life into a region that has been dominated by the likes of McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and Taco Bell—legacy quickservice businesses that have had a firm grip on the area for dozens of years. The northward expansion to LI may also have to do with the overall health of the industry, which is showing no sign of decline, despite concerns from health officials regarding an overabundance of cholesterol and calories.
Placed, a Seattle-based marketing research company, dubbed by its 33-year-old CEO David Shim as “Nielsen for the physical world,” discovered that six of the 10 most prosperous quick-service businesses in the nation were fast-food restaurants, outpacing other quick-stop spots, such as CVS and Walgreens. “I think quick-service restaurants are a big part of our culture,” said Shim, adding that McDonald’s was the dominant quick-service business in every region of the country. “To say that America is a ‘fast food nation’ is an understatement,” Placed declared in its Dining Out in America: The Quick Service Restaurant Landscape study.
The type of food that these companies are offering has also played a major role in attracting repeat customers, but with competition heating up, many in the industry are inventing new menu options to keep customers interested. Taco Bell hit gold in 2012 when it unveiled its Doritos Locos Tacos. The company sold more than 350 million of the Doritos chips-flavored meals, which quickly became the company’s most-successful product launch, ever. Other fast-food makers are fighting back: Burger King created a summer barbecue menu featuring a rib sandwich; McDonald’s introduced a whole new line of Quarter Pounders; Wendy’s announced a pretzel bacon cheeseburger; and Sonic will unveil a pretzel-bun hot dog. Sonic may have had one of the most successful fast-food openings in the region when it triumphantly entered the market in May 2011. Famous for its retro-dining service, whereby car-hops skate out to parked cars to deliver its juicy hamburgers and colorful arctic beverages, the North Babylon location served thousands on its grand opening. Customers jammed Deer Park Avenue for more than a month and cars stretched along the shoulder for a half-mile. Its inauguration attracted so many locals that one Press reporter had to wait six hours to conduct “research” for a story—a glorious feast of burgers and tater tots. The mobs packing Massapequa’s DQ—a second-coming for the chain on LI after leaving years ago—are rivaling those masses. “It was a big community response,” Dairy Queen Grill & Chill owner Laura Maier says of its opening day. Maier grew up with DQ in New Jersey and “always loved ice cream,” she says, moving to LI 12 years ago and noticing the fast-food giant was missing. “A few years ago I started looking into it,” she said, “and a year-and-a-half later, here we are.” The process of bringing Shake Shack’s towering burgers and frosty shakes to Westbury was also lengthy, but it paid off on opening day says Mike Iaia, area director for Shake Shack. While the food typically garners rave reviews, it’s the experience that also has people coming back for more, notes Iaia, adding that the Westbury location boasts three TVs and a unique beer brewed by Brooklyn Brewery. “We want to treat people with genuine hospitality,” he says. Though Long Islanders are enjoying a diverse fast-food experience, the onslaught of new chains already has people asking for more—and some restaurants area already planning for the future. “We will have other Dairy Queens,” DQ’s Maier says, with conviction. If they build it...
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What says summer time food like lobster sliders? Chef Rich toasts up three potato slider rolls and piles on our house-made salad made with tender chunks of succulent Maine lobster and a touch of celery for a light refreshing crisp. These lobster slides are perfectly complimented by a side of our warm parmesan truffle potato chips. Talk about mouth watering!
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Long IsLand Press event LIstIngs for jULY 2013
when the Beach met the Bay
This outdoor sidewalk exhibit in LB consisting of 24,000 plastic cups collected from the area was created by L. B. KIDS, an educational, contemporary, community-based art initiative founded by artist Lisa Be. This mosaic references the night of Hurricane Sandy, ”when the beach met the bay” in the West End, while celebrating the community strength that has grown in the storm’s aftermath and calling attention to the increasingly problematic concentration of plastic in our water supply. Long Beach, Corner of Maryland Avenue & Beech Street. ongoing
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Punk: chaos to couture
A new series of photography from international contemporary artist Rick Odell bringing his view of the fastest growing women’s sport in America, Roller Derby! Ripe Art Gallery, 67A Broadway, Greenlawn. www.ripeartgal.com. Through July 13
Punk garments from the mid-1970s juxtaposed with recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-towear have borrowed punk’s visual symbols, with paillettes being replaced with safety pins, and feathers with razor blades. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan. www.metmuseum.org. Through august 14
Ronkonkoma native Chris Roach is a fast-rising comedian/ actor known for his work on television commercials, Comedy Central and as Rodney the loveable mental patient on ABC’s One Life to Live. The Brokerage, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. www.brokeragecomedy.com. July 6
The jam band rereleased Lawn Boy, the band’s second full-length studio album, as a Limited Edition Deluxe 2-LP vinyl set on Record Store Day, the first time the album has been available on vinyl in more than a decade. Now the band brings their 25-date festival experience to the beach. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. www.jonesbeach.com. July 12
Reel Big Fish
melissa etheridge NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 877-598-8694.
A special acoustic performance and signing of the band’s new album, Zero. Must pre-order Zero from Looney Tunes for wristband. Zero, a dystopian concept album, is the 2013 Vans Warped Tour headliners’ fifth full-length album, produced by Brian Virtue (30 Seconds To Mars, Chevelle, Audioslave). Looney Tunes, 31 Brookvale Ave., West Babylon. www.looneytunescds.com. July 13
vans warped Tour
Bringing the “Best Day Ever” to Long Island, Vans Warped Tour presents Reel Big Fish, Big D & The Kids Table, Hawthorne Heights, Memphis May Fire, Gin Wigmore, Set It Off, Sleeping With Sirens, Black Dahlia Murder, The Used, We Came As Romans and more. New to the tour this summer is the Spotify Stage, which will showcase such EDM and hip-hop artists as Crizzly, Outasight, Wallpaper. and Stephan Jacobs, to name a few. For the full list of confirmed artists and dates they are playing, visit www.vanswarpedtour.com/bands. Nassau Coliseum, Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale. www.nassaucoliseum.com. July 13
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Nashville-based pop band Hot Chelle Rae takes the Arches stage at 6 p.m. to perform their hit “Tonight Tonight” along with “I Like It Like That” and their newly released “Hung Up” from their current album, Whatever. Tanger Outlets at the Arches, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park. www. tangeroutlet.com/deerpark. July 13
Zaytoun 18 years of indies. So much life on screen.
A New York Heartbeat
Thursday, July 18 ZAYTOUN
8 pm. A story of an Israeli pilot (Stephen Dorff) and a young Palestinian refugee
TWA Flight 800
Friday, July 19
Saturday, July 20 Hear from MY BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY
7:00 pm. Love story set during civil war in Kosovo. From Serbia/Croatia/ Germany
ONE SMALL HITCH
9:30 pm. A fake THE BLITZ wedding engagement 7 pm. A Dutch film set gets out of hand in Rotterdam, 1940, romance during Sunday, July 21 wartime
filmmakers and actors at many screenings.
Thursday, July 25 MUSCLE SHOALS
9:15 pm. Documentary about the “Muscle Shoals” Alabama R&R sound
Monday, July 22 ALLEZ, EDDY
7 pm. Comedy from Belgium about a young cycling enthusiast and a butcher shop
Wednesday, July 24 SOFT GUN
7 pm. Gen X-ers on a
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A NEW YORK HEARTBEAT
Ten days of premieres from around the world PLUS SHORTS from Iceland, U.S.A., the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, and Italy in the mix
9:15 pm. Wartime 3 pm. Documentary from Pakistan about a drama set in 1943 Poland home for young runaways
9:30 pm. A World Premiere gangster thriller set in Brooklyn, INHERITANCE 1959 7 pm. Hiam Abbass (Lemon Tree) in a Saturday, July 20 Palestinian multiTWA FLIGHT 800 generational drama 3 pm. Documentary reinvestigating the 1996 EVERYTHING crash off the shore of WENT DOWN Long Island. From EPIX 9:30 pm. Premium Network, an Singer/songwriter & original documentary college prof’s healing from EPIX friendship
Tuesday, July 23 WATCHTOWER
7 pm. Compelling Turkish drama – a fire warden’s life collides with a woman’s
Friday, July 26 DEEP POWDER
7 pm. Drama at a New England boarding school
through the Southern U.S.
Thursday, July 25
9:30 pm. Set in the Northwest, sisters cope with a death. Jena THE TOWER 9:30 pm. Family drama Malone and Chloe set in Communist East Sevigny star Germany
Saturday, July 27
7 pm. Exposé documentary: orcas in TWO LIVES 9:15 pm. A former captivity at sea parks 8:30 pm. A Norwegian terrorist’s first weekend family and a war child’s of freedom. A drama secret. With the from Germany. legendary Liv Ullmann and Juliane Köhler.
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Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan adapted this ageless musical from “Tales of South Pacific,” a book by James A. Michener. The winner of more than 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, “South Pacific” weaves together two love stories with the themes of prejudice, war, death and love, and features classic songs like “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair” and “Some Enchanted Evening.” John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. 631-261-2900. www.johnwengemantheater.com. Through July 14
corey Taylor (slipknot)
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor will sign his new book, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven: Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics. In this book, Corey Taylor undertakes something never before attempted in the history of rock superstardom: he takes you with him as he journeys undercover through various ghostbusting groups who do their best to gather information and evidence about the existence of spirits. But that’s not all, folks. Taylor once again gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of his crazy life and the many beyond-the-grave events he’s encountered. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com. July 17
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LI International film fest
Barnes & Noble, East 54th Street, Manhattan, www.bn.com. July 15
A week of screenings, panel discussions and events hosts filmmakers, dignitaries and an arsenal of short and feature-length independent films from all over the globe. Showing 146 films from around the world, LIIFE will showcase movies from 18 countries, with 36 of the films having Long Island ties and 35 more hailing from New York in general. This year’s honorees include William Sadler (Iron Man 3) and Ally Sheedy (Breakfast Club). Presenters include Federico Castellucio (The Sopranos) and Robert Clohessy (Blue Bloods) with more signing on daily. Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 516-783-7200. July 17-25
Brooklyn rocksteady “There is just so much energy, young people and older people in the community just
having fun. It had to be a documentary.” said Woodbury native Samuel Gursky, 21, director of “Brooklyn Rocksteady.” The film follows the evolution of NYC’s ska and rocksteady music scene from the early ’80s up to now. Read more about Gursky and the movie at www.longislandpress.com. Premieres July 18 at IndieScreen, 285-289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, with screenings at 7 p.m. and 9.p.m. Tickets are $13 at ticketfly.com.
The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. www.paramountny.com. July 18
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Yankee Stadium, East 161st Street & River Avenue, Bronx. July 19 & 20
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The country star hits the road with Mercury Recording artist Jana Kramer. Meet-and-greet opportunities available to Blake’s BS’er Fan Club members via www.blakeshelton.com/bsers. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. www.jonesbeach.com. July 21
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Tegan & sara/fun.
Twin sister duo Tegan & Sara join Fun. for the Most Nights Summer Tour, playing their new record, Heartthrob, along with their classics. A portion of the ticket sales from the tour will benefit The Ally Coalition, a partnership started by Fun. and designer Rachel Antonoff, devoted to encouraging and inspiring the music, fashion, and entertainment communities to take action in support of LGBTQ equality. Each tour stop will showcase the Equality Village, featuring The Ally Coalition and other LGBTQ equality organizations. The Paramount, Huntington. July 25 Hudson River Park, Manhattan. July 22 & 23
electronic music feat. meme
The largest three-day, “American-Themed” music, art & cultural family event on Long Island. Featuring more than 50 musical artists on four stages, and presenting top-name, as well as local emerging artists in contemporary & classic rock, jazz, jam-band, country, folk, zydeco, funk and all types of American music, the festival also has kids’ entertainment and an artisan market. With The Doobie Brothers, Electric Hot Tuna, Dark Star Orchestra, Antigone Rising, Patent Pending and dozens more. Shorefront Park, DeWitt Avenue, Patchogue. 631-2893444. July 19-21
After being hospitalized for seizures earlier this year, Lil Wayne has recovered and takes the stage with T.I. and 2 Chainz. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. www. jonesbeach.com. July 19
New electronic/dance music by artists and producers from the area. The concert will be MC’d by local electronic artist, MEME, who will open up the performance with an informal DJ set, with a program of original music to follow. Cinema Arts Centre, Sky Room, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. www.cinemaartscentre.org. July 26
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americanarama festival feat. Bob dylan/ wilco/Beck The iconic singer/songwriter teams up
with Wilco and Beck for this 26-city tour. Dylan recently released Tempest, his 35th studio set, which peaked at No. 3 on The Billboard 200. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. www.jonesbeach.com. July 27
Blossoms, Vertical Horizon and Fastball. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. www.paramountny.com. July 30
The gaslight anthem & The Bouncing souls
Hudson River Park, Battery Place and West 59th Street, Manhattan. July 26 & 28
Lecture: The montauk Project & the hidden secrets of the romanian sphinx Author Peter Moon forged an association with scientist Preston Nichols, one of the world’s foremost experts in the world on electromagnetic phenomena, who had been involved in strange experiments at the Montauk Air Force Station/Camp Hero on Long Island which included the manipulation of time. Peter has also continued his own investigation into the occult forces behind the Montauk Project and has also collaborated with Dr. David Anderson of the former Time Travel Research Center. Eyes of Learning, Hicksville, www.eyesoflearning.org. July 26
Stephen Talkhouse, 61 Main St., Amagansett. www.stephentalkhouse.com. July 27
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sugar ray/ smashmouth Under The Sun Tour with Gin
This tour marks the first time since 1973 that Yes—bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison—have performed an album onstage in its entirety. The Yes Album is widely considered to be the multi-platinum progressive rock band’s breakthrough album. Certified platinum, it features such signature songs as “Yours Is No Disgrace” and “I’ve Seen All Good People.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 877-598-8694. July 31
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Sadly, when Garrett came to the shelter back in October of 2011 it wasn’t his first time there; He had stayed overnight a few times before, as his negligent owners didn’t bother to keep tabs on him. This time, when they were called to come claim their dog, they acted like he wasn’t missing. Garrett spent the next several weeks frantically looking for the owners that couldn’t care less about him. He was often heard desperately crying out in despair; It broke our hearts. After a while, he realized they weren’t coming back for him, and he began to focus more on the volunteers that so willingly lavish him with love and kindness. Being the affectionate guy he is, he just eats it up! He often winds up on his back, squirming for belly rubs. How he was so easy to abandon is bewildering to us. Garrett is one smart cookie. If you watch his Petfinder video, you will see he is an exuberant ball player! He takes much delight in jumping for them, chasing them down or just carrying them around. He has no hesitation when it comes to retrieving the ball from the kiddie pool either and will often lay down in the water with the ball in his mouth. It’s evident he has the enthusiasm and speed for agility with the focus of a working dog. Garrett knows some commands: Sit, Drop and Back but he needs some work in the leash walking department. He would do best as the only pet in the home with children over 12. If you want to give Garrett the happy ending that he so richly deserves, be sure stop in and meet him in person.
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below. Then call the National Claim Hotline at: 1-888-282-6742 I keep calling and can’t get through: This announcement is being so widely advertised because each Vault Bag is guaranteed to contain a free Silver Walking Liberty coin and just that one coin alone could be worth $15 to $325 in collector value. So thousands of residents are calling to claim as many Vault Bags as they can get before they’re all gone. In fact, since the Vault Bag fee is just $ 99 everyone is claiming as many bags as they can before the deadline ends. So if lines are busy keep trying, all calls will be answered. How much are the Vault Bags worth: Coin values always fluctuate and there are never any guarantees, but here’s why U.S. residents are claiming as many Vault Bags as they can get before they’re all gone. After the Vault bags were loaded with over 100 U.S. Gov’t issued coins including: Silver, scarce, highly collectible, and a big scoop of unsearched currently circulating U.S. Gov’t issued coins the bags were sealed for good. But we do know that some of the coins date back to the 1900s. That means there’s no telling what you’ll find until you sort through all the coins. So you better believe at just $99 the Vault Bag fee is a real steal since the free Silver Walking Liberty coin alone could be worth from $15 to $325 in collector value. Are the Silver Walking Liberty coins really Free: Yes. U.S. residents who beat the 2-day deadline are getting a Silver Walking Liberty coin minted between 1916-1947 free with each Vault Bag they claim. Why is the Vault Bag fee so low: Because thousands of U.S. residents have missed the deadline to claim the money the World Reserve has re-allocated Vault Bags that will be scheduled to be sent out in the next 2 days. That means the money is up for grabs and now any resident who finds the first two digits of their zip code on the Distribution List below gets to claim the bags of money for themselves and keep all the U.S. Gov’t issued coins found inside. Each Vault Bag fee is set at $149 for residents who miss the 2-day deadline, but for those who beat the 2-day deadline the Vault Bag fee is just $ 99 for as long as they call the National Claim Hotline before the deadline ends at: 1-888-282-6742.
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ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAIL. YEAR VARIES 1916-1947
STATE ZIP CODE DISTRIBUTION LIST Alabama 35, 36 Alaska 99 Arizona 85, 86 Arkansas 71, 72 California N/A Colorado 80, 81 Connecticut 06
Delaware 19 Florida 32, 33, 34 Georgia 30, 31, 39 Hawaii 96 Idaho 83 Illinois 60, 61, 62 Indiana 46, 47
Iowa 50, 51, 52 Kansas 66, 67 Kentucky 40, 41, 42 Louisiana 70, 71 Maine 03, 04 Maryland 20, 21
Massachusetts 01, 02, 05 Michigan 48, 49 Minnesota 55, 56 Mississippi 38, 39 Missouri 63, 64, 65 Montana 59 Nebraska 68, 69
Nevada 88, 89
North Dakota 58
South Carolina 29
New Hampshire 03
Ohio 41, 43, 44, 45
South Dakota 57
Virginia 20, 22, 23, 24 Washington 98, 99
Tennessee 37, 38
West Virginia 24, 25, 26
New Jersey 07, 08 New Mexico 87, 88
Oklahoma 73, 74
New York 00, 10, 11, 12 13, 14
Texas 75, 76, 77 78, 79, 88
Pennsylvania 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
North Carolina 27, 28
Rhode Island 02
Wisconsin 53, 54 Wyoming 82, 83 Washington DC 20
Vermont N/A P6448A OF17277R-1
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Your very practical attitude soon becomes quite the opposite as you pursue big dreams that have little chance of becoming realties. Don’t get frustrated. It’s OK to feel romantic but make sure that you don’t offend others who feel more business-like. Look for promotions late in the year, but only if your past record is a good one. You’re ready to roll on personal projects, but might feel stifled by people who promise and don’t deliver. If it’s worth doing well, it’s worth doing yourself. The good way you feel can stimulate similar feelings in others. The social and romantic scenes shine late in the month so be ready to take advantage of opportunities you haven’t seen in a while. Anyone who’s bent on taking your money now will have to unclench your tight fists and convince your no-nonsense mind. Don’t be a burden on others by offering unwanted advice. Sometimes you just feel at odds with the world, but remember that others don’t necessarily feel that way. Try to strike a balance between your emotional and social necessities. You’re all ready to turn your grand projects into realities but it seems as if no one else is interested. Just make your plans and bide your time for a day when everyone is on the same wavelength. The obstacles that block your urge to communicate need not frustrate you, though you will have to work harder at it. If what you have to say is worthwhile, then others will eventually listen. Ideas come to you faster than you can jot them down. But if you catch a few of those stray thoughts now, you’ll be able to make something of them later. Make your plans and bide your time. It seems as if everyone wants you to be their centerpiece at their parties. That’s because you’re feeling very socially adept right now and you’re able to give your best to all the people you meet. You’ve got a choice of whether to use your great energy constructively or destructively now. A little mental effort will show you how to make time more productive. A rough start doesn’t keep you down, as you’re ready to do everything possible to help those in need. Watch out for someone who might try to take advantage of your good nature, however.
IF YOU KNOW YOUR RISING SIGN, CONSULT THE HOROSCOPE FOR THAT SIGN AS WELL. PsychIcdeB has been a professional astrologer for more than 25 years. Self-taught, she began her studies in astrology when she was 8 years old learning what she could from her mother’s astrology magazines. As she got older and learned geometry, she searched for books on astrology and taught herself how to construct a chart. She teaches astrology for a nominal fee. Psychicdeb also uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. Reiki is one of her obsessions. She is a Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. Namaste. You can find her at the Original Psychic Fairs on Sundays. A listing of the Fair dates can be found on her website at: www.astro-mate.org.