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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Weekend Contest

With teachers arriving in town for Ithaca's "Winter Recess" tourism promotion, we thought we would have an erudite contest asking for the author of a piece of verse. Here it is:

"Gentlemen," he said, "I don't need your organization;
I've shined your shoes, I've moved your mountains and marked your cards.
But Eden is burning - either brace yourself for elimination,
Or prepare your hearts with courage for the changing of the guards."

Is it:

A. W. B Yeats
B. Robert W. Service
C. Bob Dylan
C. George A. Strong

A winner will be randomly selected from correct answers for a $10 gift certificate to Small World Music, your hometown CD shop and center of enjoyable erudition. Send your entry directly to Small World Music at

Thanks, and good luck!

Steve Burke

Last week's winner was Paula of Ithaca, who knew that chicory is the featured special ingredient in New Orleans-style coffee. No one submitted a correct answer about the beignets, which are customarily served in an order of three in New Orleans. Congratulations to Paula, and thanks to all who entered.

Red beans and ricely,

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