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Our Comment The Lure Of D.C. Well, Mario Cuomo is off and running toward the White House. Buoyed up by a \landslide\ from New York State voters, he and his presidential team are hard at work. Yes, Mario's margin of victory was the greatest in history, but in many ways it was en­ gineered that way. Ever mindful of the ebb and flow of politics, the Cuomo strategists very early determined that what was needed this year was not more voters, but fewer. If Republicans in Upstate New York could be lulled into complacency, there would be no reason for them to come out and dig into Mario's vote column. So there were Republican candidates for the Assembly and Senate who ran unopposed upstate so that there would be no incentive to wage a fight to get out the votes. The results were just grieat from Mario's point of view. After being coy aboui his hopes for the top spot on the national ticket, Maitio Cuomo has now set his think tank to work on posi&jori papers on significant national issues. x \Washington fever\ has struck. And New York State residents better take a good look at the new lieutenant governor Stan Landine. He may well be governor before the end of 1988. Despite what will go down in the books as a record win for the Democratic governor, Cuomo still has to face the reality of a Republican Senate and a tough Republican minority in the Assembly His coattails were not strong enough to change the numbers one bit. And the Empire State's problems remain the same. New York's economic climate is still being given poor marks. The state's revenues are climbing but the spending, under Governor Cuomo, is climbing at a more rapid pace. Come January there will be a clamor to lower taxes Maybe this time Cuomo, with one eye on Washington, will be willing to listen to the Republicans. Joseph Hawley Murphy Joseph Hawley Murphy spent much of his life in his hometown of Syracuse, yet he had a significant im­ pact on our state. Chosen by Governor Nelson Rockefeller to direct the state's tax commission, Mr. Murphy shaped legis­ lation for the sales tax and set other policies that have been such an important part of state financing since the 1960s. In addition, he was a true teacher who continued to give law students and colleagues the benefit of his expertise and insight. His honors from Syracuse University and other organizations were justly de­ served, and he will be missed Is The Table Big Enough? Notes Off The Cuff By Barbara E.R. Lucas The rest of the world is begin­ ning to look a lot like Christmas and here I am, still worrying about Thanksgiving. For some reason, with the blending of the seasons, all of the hard questions about the celeb­ ration of the season of plenty get overlooked. For my family, there are al­ ways several critical issues to be decided. This year, the site of the event has already been decided. A member of my generation has just purchased a new dining room table, whose specifications included the maximum number that a seasonal fest must seat. Thus, Thanksgiving will bring a trial run of its holding capacity. We will find out if it is actually wide enough to hold the turkey platter and long enough to ac­ commodate the potatoes, veget­ ables, condiments and miscel­ laneous side dishes necessary to feed three generations We will also determine if this is a two salt, pepper and butter table, or if one set of these vital commodities will be close enough to all for comfort. That is the ultimate test of carrying capacity. At the traditional table, we are all used to judging things by leaves. One leaf added to the center and no changes are neces­ sary, but \bring out two leaves\ Difficulties over changes in the design of the driveway at the new Fayetteville fire barn caused only a small blip in the work there However, down in Queens, where everything is bigger, a contract dispute over design of a highway underpass has practically stopped rebuild­ ing on a 1 7-mile stretch of highway that carries 70,000 cars every rush hour Here's how things go in the Big Apple Work was started in April 1985 and was scheduled to be finished in July 1987 About 20 per cent of the work has been finished although 60 per cent of the contract time table is gone And the contractor says it is not cost-effective to keep workers on the job until after the design is­ sues and \unexpected problems\ are settled • One of the sure bets in this is that the low bidder on the con­ tract who said the job would cost $85 million will put in for a lot of \change orders\ and the tax­ payers will of course pay the bill is always followed by \and get out another butter dish.\ Because we are a cooperative family, everyone gets a say in what is served. All readily agree that we want a fresh turkey — one that is guaranteed never to have been frozen — but the question of size is open to debate. I once asked that the bird not be larger than the first member of the next generation, but that suggestion fell on deaf ears. The marketing suggestions of so many ounces a serving do no good because this is not just a one-meal enterprise. Going home without a few lef­ tovers, no matter how great the distance, is unthinkable. I once got on a plane for dis­ tant parts with a goody bag of instant ice and enough turkey and stuffing for two dinners for myself and friends. The creamed onions did not travel so well. After the turkey, consultation moves to stuffing. It isn't a ques­ tion of wet or dry, it is more how much of each is needed. The fam­ ily has added some adult eat­ ers...are they dry fans? Is there enough stale bread available in Syracuse to satisfy our needs or should we resort to spreading it all over the oven before crumpl­ ing? The food processor has re­ duced the need to chop onions and celery, but there is still a lot of work involved. Some parts of the meal are \brought in\ so assignmentss must be passed out, and the de­ bate on who can get the freshest veggies, who has time to bake the pies, whether we really need rolls can occupy a week of cross- town telephone consultation. There is no-argument about the creamed onions, my mother is the reigning queen of the art and we think she has a secret source of the little round globes that make it so wonderful. Finally, we all remember the two years of the \cranberry sauce panic\ before the days of convenience stores when thye sauce was forgotten until the big day. Last year, three different households brought some, pro­ ving we all have long memories. With the food settled, all that remains is to set a time for the feast. Should we gather early for some relaxed conversation in advance of the meal? We tried that last year, and the video 1^ recently reviewed looked like something from the movie \The BigChill.\ Everyone ended up-in the kitchen mashing, steaming, cutting, sorting or schmoozing, and having a thoroughly de­ lightful time in the process. We're all organized this year, we've done it all before. Only last week, we started the discus­ sion on how big the bird should be. From Our Mailbox Election Echoes To the Editor. I want to thank the voters of DeWitt who supported me and the men and women who gave so generously of their time and energies in my campaign for reelection as Onondaga County Clerk I am grateful to senior citizens and to labor unions —especially the members of U.A.W. and I.B.E.W. who stood with me at plant gates on those cold morn­ ings The endorsement of C.S.E.A. is particularly mean­ ingful because it affirms to me that the members understand and appreciate my efforts to make the County Clerk's office an economical and efficient place to work and serve the pub­ lic. I appreciate the opportunity to continue as County Clerk and I will do the very best job I can for the people of Onondaga County. ELAINE LYTEL Onondaga County Clerk To the Editor: I wquld like to express my sin­ cere appreciation to the people who supported me during my campaign for the State Senate. To my loyal supporters, con­ tributors, and volunteers, I ap­ preciate the encouragement and support which you gave me. To the Syracuse University College Republicans and the Syracuse Tnad, your countless hours of work gave us the support we needed throughout the entire Pleased By Minoa's New Look campaign. Above all, I am grate­ ful to the people of the city of Syracuse and the towns in Onondaga and Oneida County, the city of Rome, and especially to my friends in Sylvan Beach and my good neighbors in Madi­ son County for considering me to represent you. We have much to be thankful for and proud of. My campaign has made us aware of the impor­ tant issues affecting the 48th Senate District and I hope in the next two years these concerns will remain in the forefront until solutions are found. Again I appreciate the confi­ dence and dedication you have shown in me throughout my campaign. Thank you and God bless you. DOREEN E. BLANCH! And this isn't just a New York City bill No, the upstate tax­ payers get to finance this job be­ cause it's part of Governor Cuomo's scheme to Rebuild New York • Just in case you're wondering what a gavial is (see our front page story on exotic pets), our dictionary says it is a crocodile­ like beast found in the Ganges River and has slender jaws, un­ iform sized teeth and webbed feet. The book adds that it is harmless to man. So why won't the East Syracuse officials let them be kept as pets? Maybe ga­ vial food is hard to find in this climate It's nice to know that this newspaper raises money every week for some very worthy causes Recently the DeWitt Kiwanis \Publicity Peso\ fund received a big check because of the news about their new offic­ ers which appeared on our pages. Even more money was raised because some of the members are \news-worthy\ in their own right To the Editor Hats off to Minoa Mayor Don Crossett and our village board for giving us a much improved and very good looking area. The new paving, new curbs, parking area and even individually marked parking on our Main St sure adds to our village. The landscaping, new grass etc is very professional. I am sure that ALL ABOUT TOWN the downtown merchants ap­ preciate it We here in Minoa are most fortunate to have all the services that we take for granted. Minoa is a fine village and my thanks to the administration for mak­ ing it a fine place to live. STAN KELLISH Minoa PLANNING BOARD Eagle Bulletin (USPS 1636-600) T. Elmer Bogardus George C. Wortley, III Publishers and Editors Barbara S. Rlvette Executive Editor Charlotte Held Jane Cagwin Advertising Managers Printed and Published Weekly WOBO dorp. 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