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Release Of Sketches Connected To Slain Woodside Resident On January 29th, CM Van Bramer and Danyal Lawson, the husband of Lou Rispoli who was murdered in Sunnyside, handed out recently released sketches of two murder suspects wanted for questioning in connection with the unsolved case. Members of Van Bramer’s office joined family and friends of Mr. Rispoli to canvass 40th StreetLowery Street and 46th Street – Bliss Street 7 Train Stations handing out over 1,000 flyers to commuters. Last October, Mr. Rispoli was attacked by three men in Sunnyside. He died five days later. The suspects responsible for the crime are still at large and the NYPD is seeking additional information from the public. In an effort to keep the public’s attention on this case, Council Member Van Bramer’s office has coordinated multiple canvasses of Sunnyside and Woodside, hanging flyers up in local businesses and community centers as well as handing out flyers to local residents. The office also helped organize a candlelight vigil and march against violence in which more than 500 local residents attended in

honor of Mr. Rispoli. “Our community will never forget what these men did to Lou Rispoli,” said Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer of the recent update in the murder investigation of Lou Rispoli. “The NYPD’s release of new sketches shows that there is progress being made on this case but it is important we continue to raise awareness as a community. These three suspects think that they got away with a crime that robbed us of a good man who loved his neighborhood. I will not rest until I see these men punished for this heinous crime,” stated CM Van Bramer The NYPD is offering a reward of $22,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of Mr. Rispoli’s killers. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Ridgewood Democratic Club Member Brunch Photo Credit: Kate Brennan

Ira Greenberg, Esq, Chairman of the Sunnyside Chamber with Congresswoman Grace Meng, who is on the Small Business committee.

NYS Senator Mike Gianaris, CM Van Bramer, District Leader Diane Ballek, Assemblywoman Nolan, Congressman Joseph Crowley, RDC Pres. James Grayshaw, and District Leader Tom Bornemann. by Luke Adams

Assembly member Catherine Nolan hosted the annual Ridgewood Democratic Club membership brunch on Saturday, January 26th. Several community politicians dropped in, including Congressman Crowley, Council Member Van Bramer, NYS Senator Gianaris, Assembly member Mike Miller and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley. The crowd was welcomed with political talk, a performance by historian musician Arthur Kirmss and a delicious brunch. (Additional Photos On Page 4)

UNITED FORTIES CIVIC ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING Thursday, February 14th @ 7PM GUEST SPEAKER: Joseph Raskin, MTA St. Teresa Parish Center, 50th Ave & 45th St. Woodside

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During Saturday’s RDC brunch, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, discussed a host of issues facing the new Congress, including comprehensive immigration reform, gun violence prevention, and the debt ceiling. “It was an honor to join members of the Ridgewood Democratic Club for a discussion on some of the most critical issues facing our country today, as well as hear members’ questions and concerns,” said Rep. Crowley. “There is a long list of issues this Congress needs to address, such as getting our economy back on track and creating jobs, fixing our broken immigration system, and helping to keep Americans safe from the threat of gun violence. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues in the House on these, and other pressing issues, in the months ahead.”

Senator Gianaris discussed his legislative goals, politics and the economy this past Saturday at the RDC brunch.

Free Tax Prep Courses On January 25th, National Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day was celebrated by announcing free tax preparation services for community residents. With Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and the East River Development Alliance (ERDA). The service is made possible through funds allocated by Council Member Van Bramer and the New York City Council to the non-profit organization. Since 2005, ERDA has completed over 8,000 tax returns and secured approximately $15 million for the community. In this photo, Council Member Van Bramer is joined by (l. to r.) Assembly Member Ron Kim, State Senator Michael Gianaris, James Duffy, New York Territory Manager for the Internal Revenue Service, Bishop Mitchell Taylor, President of the East River Development Alliance, Council Member Peter Vallone Jr. and Maria Almonte who received thousands of dollars back last year as a result of ERDA’s free tax preparation courses.

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Training Days & Kegling Kings by Peter Ross

January has been a busy month for the Greater New York Boy Scout Council and specifically for the Queens Council’s Pathfinder District both in terms of training opportunities and for just plain fun and outing. On the fifth of the month the GNYC held their annual Training Extravaganza at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, which was organized by Scouter Tim Thom and his committee. Trainers consisting of both volunteer and professional Scouters held several dozen classes on everything from proper ax and knife use (Totenchip), Leave No Trace-Outdoor Ethics, and knots and lashings to the qualities of leadership, how to plan a successful event, and Youth Protection. There was something for Scouts and leaders of every level and program (Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scouting Troops and Venturing Crews) to learn and share knowledge about. Troop 390 Scouts Sean Lally, Daniel Lally, and Michael Perez Jr. all completed training in Introduction to Leadership Skills for Scout Troops (ISLT) and Leave No Trace at the event. The Council also had a booth on the new NOVA awards program, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) intensive learning initiative, being introduced into the Scouting program nationally. January 19th saw two Pathfinder District programs running on the same day. In the morning District Training Chairman John Sammon with assistance from his wife Lynn (also a District trainer) and son, Star Scout Jack Sammon, conducted Den Chief Training at the LDS Center in Woodside, Queens. Attended by approximately 12 Scouts of various ranks and experience, the boys learned what is entailed to fulfill the responsibilities of the Den Chief, a Boy Scout position which assists Cub Scout Pack adult leadership with the programming and running of Cub Scout meetings and events. It is a very important position as the Den Chiefs are the guides to a Cub Scout in his younger Scouting years and in their eventual transition to Boy Scouting. Troop 390 Tenderfoot Scout Christopher Peralta and Scout Sean Lally both completed the training and true to Den Chief Form Chris was at the very next Pack 390 meeting fulfilling his commitment to assist his younger Scout brethren. Later that afternoon and evening saw the opening swim and “dock” testing for the Pathfinder District’s 6-week swimming program, led by District Aquatics Instructor Noel Guzman and staff at the Church in the Gardens Center in Forest Hills, Queens. The program assists with the important need of teaching boys how to swim and for those whose skills are more advanced they offer instruction in lifesaving skills, first aid, CPR and even Lifeguard certification. Pathfinder District Training Chairman John Sammon (3rd from right) and Assistant Trainers Peter Ross To end the month what better than bowling to relieve some stress, have (left- Troop 390) and Star Scout Jack Sammon (right) stand in with the Spring 2013 Den Chief training a good time with comrades and make new friends. This is exactly what graduates. Camera shy- Trainer Lynn Sammon. occurred at JIB lanes in Flushing on the morning of January 26th. Organized by Scouter Bill Kiernan of the Pathfinder Activities Committee, 70 Scouts and Leaders from 8 units came out and had a great time knocking down pins and devouring pizza. A big thanks goes out to Bill and JIB lanes for offering a great morning out at very reasonable cost. All are looking forward to doing it again next year! Want to get in on the fun? Contact Christina Jean-Baptiste, Pathfinder District Executive at (212) 651-2927 for information on where the local Boy Scout, Cub Scout or Venturing Crew is nearest you.

Troop 390 Scouts Logan M., Sean L., Tyler G., Orville R., Stevan R.- Pack 390, & Devinn P.; Michael P., Daniel L., & Crystal R.) pose after completion of bowling.

Troop 390 Scouts and chaperones-parents Nicole McDonnell and Vincent Gomes at JIB Lanes in Flushing during the 2013 Pathfinder District Bowl-O-Ree. To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772


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Food Collection For Local Pantries

Groundhog Day Is Coming! If you’re ready for winter to be over, pay close attention to Groundhog Day, when it’s said that a groundhog and his shadow can predict whether we’ll have an early spring. Celebrated on February 2 each year, Groundhog Day stems from folkloric tradition. It may not be the most scientific way of forecasting the weather, but it’s certainly the most fun. Nationwide, celebrations take place that are full of entertainment, food and watching the groundhog make his annual prediction. Even if a trip to the largest Groundhog Day celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania isn’t in store for you this year, you can still get in on the fun. For ideas on how to celebrate and activities you can do with kids, visit www.Groundhog.org.

Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 390 of the Sunnyside-Woodside area will be holding its winter food drive on February 2nd, from 12:00 to 4:00 P.M. in front of Associated Supermarket, located on Greenpoint Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets, Food Dynasty Supermarket, located on Skillman Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets, and Key Food Supermarket, located on 46th Street between Queens Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue both in Woodside/Sunnyside, Queens. The boys and their leaders will be collecting for several local food pantries right here in the neighborhood (at St. Teresa and St. Raphaels’ Churches), which provide food stuffs for families in need. It has been acknowledged widely that local food pantries are in desperate need of supplies as their stock supplies are dwindling and demand is greater than ever throughout the borough and the city generally. The boys will be collecting all non-perishable shelf stable items (e,g. canned fruit, vegetables, tuna, pasta, beans, peanut butter etc.). Monetary donations will also be accepted and remitted direct to the pantries for their immediate use in acquiring additional items needed for distribution. For any who prefer to donate by check, please make these out to either the “St. Vincent De Paul Society at St. Teresa” or to “St. Raphael’s Food Pantry”. Donations can also be brought to the Scout’s meeting on January 25th or February 1st between 7:30 and 9:00 PM in the auditorium of St. Teresa’s RC Church located on 50th Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets. Checks to the above food pantries may also be mailed to the Troop at- Boy Scout Troop 390, Care Of St. Teresa’s RC Church, 50-20 45th Street, Woodside, New York 11377. These checks will be forwarded directly to the pantries/organizations. Check donations for other local pantries, e.g Corpus Christi, St. Sebastian’s, BVM St. Mary’s Winfield, will also be accepted and remitted to these organizations for those who have affiliation with them. The boys thank you in advance for your generosity in helping those neighbors in need who may be struggling at this time.

Free Flu Shots Assemblywoman Margaret Markey and Elmhurst Hospital are teaming up to offer free flu shots to local residents next week.

Friday, February 8th 9:30am – Noon Markey’s District Office, 55-19 69th St, Maspeth. To make an appointment for the free shot, Call 718-651-3185. The Assemblywoman said: “Given the severity of the flu over the past few months it is important that senior citizens and those who are most a risk for severe illness have this opportunity to get this immunization. I want to thank the health professionals at Elmhurst Hospital for providing this important public service.”

LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE Probate Citation File No. 20103827 SURROGATE’S COURT, Queens COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: BEVERLY HEARD if living and if dead, to her heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if she died subsequent to the decedent herein, to her executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose name and places of residence are unknown and to all other heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of JOHN FRANCIS JOHNSTON a/k/a JOHN F. JOHNSTON, the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained, to the QUEENS COUNTY PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR, and to the NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL. A petition having been duly filed by John F. Savage and Mary F. Savage who is/ are domiciled at 61-30 67 th Street, Middle Village, New York 11379 and 61-30 67 th, Street, Middle Village, New York 11379 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Supthin Boulevard, 6 th Floor, Jamaica, Courtroom 62, New York, on March 7, 2013, at 9:30 o’clock in the fore noon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of John Francis Johnston,

aka John F. Johnston lately domiciled at 78-12 35 th Avenue, Jackson Heights, New York 11372, United States admitting to probate a Will dated January 26, 2006, as the Will of John Francis Johnston deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that: Letters Testamentary issue to John F. Savage and Mary F. Savage Dated, Attested and Sealed January 14, 2013 HON. Peter J. Kelly, Surrogate, Margaret M. Gribbon, Chief Clerk. Attorney: Donna Furey, Firm: Law Office of Donna Furey, Telephone: (347) 4482549, Address: 21-83 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11105, dfurey@fureylaw.net . NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you. 1/18/13, 1/25/13, 2/1/13, 2/8/13 File No.: 2004-4231/C CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT TO: Verna Saunders, Patricia Francis-Smith, Lionel Selwood, Sr., Tracia Selwood, Josephine Richardson, Paul Fink, Esq., Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of Conrad Selwood, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses

are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Diane Selwood, if living and if dead, to their heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if they died subsequent to the decedent herein, to their executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of Conrad Selwood, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 89-47 208th Street, Queens Village, NY 11427, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of Conrad Selwood, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 14th day of March, 2013 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of

said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $19,032.83 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why the claim of Josephine Richardson in the amount of $25,680.78 for payment of Real Estate taxes should not be partially approved; and why the remaining claims of Josephine Richardson in the amount of $32,755.31 are hereby rejected; and why the claim from Paul Fink, Esq., in the amount of $1,313.00 should not be rejected; and why Josephine Richardson should not be INDEBTED to the estateup to the amount claimed

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against the estate for use and occupancy from the decedent’s date of death to the closing of the real property in the amount of $32,755.31; and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed 17th day of January, 2013 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate, Queens County Margaret Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000, 95-25 Queens Boulevard , 11 th Floor, Rego Park, New York 11374 This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you.Accounting Citation 1/25/13, 2/1/13, 2/8/13, 2/15/13

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Response To Editorial On Fracking Dear Editor, I’m responding to the editorial that appeared in the January 25, 2013 Woodside Herald entitled “Time to Get Cracking on Fracking.” The quality of our drinking water in New York State should never be compromised. Just last week, I received a letter from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that pointed to the lower water clarity levels in the NYC CatskillDelaware Water Supply at the Kensico Reservoir in Westchester County. These levels were affected by the high winds that struck the region by Hurricane Sandy. The NYC DEP takes this issue seriously, and so should all of us. I don’t know if O. Prakash Mediratta, in the editorial, is just speaking for himself or herself or for the Woodside Herald as well, but this individual favors the use of

hydraulic fracturing in New York State in the Marcellus Shale region. He or she states that Governor Cuomo is “dragging his feet” on fracking. What O. Prakash Mediratta doesn’t explain (possibly due to space limitations) is that while fracking fluid is composed of 99 percent water and sand, the other 1 percent of fluid is often made up of surfactant (to make the high-speed water used to crack the shale and extract the natural gas slippery), a biocide, used to eliminate natural occurring bacteria, an acid (possibly hydrochloric acid, to eliminate imperfections in the casing pipe; it should be noted that each stage of the fracking process works differently for every oil and gas company doing the extraction), and a scale inhibitor, an additive to prevent mineral buildup. Far from “dragging his feet” on such an important issue, I would hope that Governor Cuomo

and his staff spend as much time as possible before they make a decision on drilling for natural gas in upstate New York. Those in the oil and gas industry, industry lobbyists, and environmentalists should all have their say in the matter, but the final decision should be decided on facts and not by a rush to judgment. The larger issue, expressed in a recent magazine article by a man whose property is in the Marcellus Shale region, is a direct and heartfelt one: “I believe the real use of this gas is to keep us from sending our children to war for oil.” That may be so, but that is an issue for another day. The issue right now is the quality of our drinking water. And on that, Governor Cuomo should take as much time as possible.

Selvin Gootar, Sunnyside Gardens

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Applying For Citizenship Permanent residents who are interested in becoming U.S. citizens on February 9 can receive assistance in the application process at LaGuardia Community College. At the CUNY Citizenship Now event, experienced lawyers and other immigration professional will assist candidates in filling out forms from on February 9th 11a.m. to 2 p.m. in the College’s EAtrium at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City. To apply, candidates must have lived in the U.S. as a permanent resident for five years (or for three years if you are married to and living with a U.S. citizen); have been physically present in the U.S. for half of the five (or three) year period; and are at least 18 years old. Those who are interested must register by calling (212) 568-4679. A $680 filing fee (check or money order) is required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, however it is not necessary to bring the fee to the event. Those who qualify for a fee waiver will receive assistance. All candidates are required to bring the necessary documents for your naturalization and fee waiver applications. The event is sponsored by Council member Jimmy Van Bramer. To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772


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It’s In Western Queens! February is Black History Month in the United States, and Queens is teeming with related activities. In just the upcoming week, the borough will host a tour of African-American cultural venues, movie screenings, live jazz, a panel discussion on the TV series Roots, a concert and a display of African-American art by MoMA. Other activities include a mime, a murder mystery/five-course dinner and a lecture on Astoria. Here’s the rundown.

Feb. 2, Tour the Epicenter of Graffiti Culture 2 – 3:30pm Explore the colorful walls of this industrial complex-turned-art exhibit affectionately nicknamed “The Institute of Higher Burnin.” Curator Meres One narrates 5Pointz’s history and purpose and explains its ties to the music community. There is a live spray-painting demonstration and one of the most breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. $35. 5 Pointz, 45-46 Davis St., LIC, 317-219-2685

Feb. 2, LA Rebellion:Creating a New Black Cinema @ 3pm This is a groundbreaking survey of 36 independent films made by African and African American filmmakers at UCLA beginning in the 1970s. The movies screen on weekends from Feb. 2 through Feb. 24. Among the feature films are Daughters of the Dust, Black Sisters Revenge and Bless Their Little Hearts. First screening is Passing Through on Feb. 2 at 3 pm. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria/LIC, 718-777-6830

Feb. 2, Isha: A Tell-All Tale@ 4pm Meenakshi Thirukode will be present for a screening of her new movie, Indian food, a brief Q&A and information on her next webisode. The Clocktower, 29-27 41st Ave., Queens Plaza North

Feb. 2, Murder at the Oscars! (Murder Mystery Dinner Show), 8pm – 9:30pm A full, five-course dinner, dancing and The Killing Kompany’s brand new audience participation murder mystery where diners are the guilty parties. $45 per person. Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria, 718-721-7777

Feb. 4, Forgotten New York Lecture: The Village of Astoria, 7 pm

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The inlet Halletts Cove recalls the family that moved to the land 360 years ago, but Astoria was named for a man who apparently never set foot in the neighborhood, entrepreneur and real estate tycoon John Jacob Astor (1763-1848), once the wealthiest man in America. (As it turns out, he could see the village from his home on what is now East 87th Street near York Avenue.) Kevin Walsh’s presentation takes a look at Astoria Village, which is now vanishing quickly to new housing and development. $5. Greater Astoria Historical Society, 3520 Broadway, Astoria/LIC, 718-278-0700

Feb. 4, Roots stars among guest speakers at Changing the Picture Series, 7–9pm A discussion with four stars of the TV series Roots, Ben Vereen, Lou Gossett Jr., LeVar Burton and Leslie Uggams. Roots, which first aired in 1977, was one of the most influential and highest rated television events of all time; the final episode had more than 100 million viewers. Thirty-five years later, the series still resonates. $12. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria/LIC, 718-777-6830 The “It’s In Queens” column is produced by the Queens Tourism Council with the hope that readers will enjoy the borough’s wonderful attractions.

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16. Harry Potter’s antagonist _____ Malfoy

17. Always, in verse 18. Uncredited actor 19. *Female artist with most wins 21. Like Horn of Plenty amount 23. Exclamation expressing disgust 24. Pea houses 25. Ratio of adjacent side to hypotenuse of right-angled triangle 28. With minimal sound distortion 30. Go ashore 35. Shades 37. Electric and moray fish 39. Less bright then supernovae 40. Von Bismarck or Hahn, e.g. 41. *Grammy winner Keb Mo is a _____ Blues icon 43. Allen Ginsberg poem 44. Stands for 46. A ride to mountain top 47. Cambodian money 48. Magician’s word 50. Double reed woodwind 52. Wine quality 53. Wild goat 55. Flash ___ 57. “Last Tango __ _____” 61. *Grammy Museum location 64. Island republic in central Pacific 65. Stallone 67. Incompetent 69. Main section of Vegas 70. Sailor’s affirmative 71. Be of one mind 72. Tattled 73. *These Grammy winners owned a lonely heart 74. Famous prize

THEME: THE GRAMMYS

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