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Acting out Dennis Miller James Woods Sheryl Crow Danny Glover Hollywood Hawks “I don’t need to see any smoking guns except the one that just killed Saddam Hussein, quite frankly.” Dennis Miller “Members of the entertainment community are always on the front lines to oppose repression. But they’re also opposed to the use of force to end it, which is inconsistent.” Ron Silver “I just want to say to all the great men and women in the armed forces right now, and their families who let them go, ‘Thanks.’” Patricia Heaton “Simple logic tells you that if somebody wants you dead you have one course of action: To get them deader sooner.” James Woods “Nations do not pass from the scene because they have too much defense, and if we have to err, let us err on that side. Defense is our greatest priority.” Ben Stein Tinseltown Peaceniks “I think war is based on greed, and there’s huge karmic retributions that will follow. ... The best way to solve problems is not to have enemies.” Sheryl Crow “Let us find a way to resist fundamentalism that leads to violence. Fundamentalism of all kinds, in al-Qaeda and within our government. ... Our fundamentalism is business, the unfettered spread of our economic interests throughout the globe.” Susan Sarandon “The government itself is running exactly like the Sopranos.” George Clooney “Yes, [President Bush] is racist. We all knew that, but the world is only finding it out now.” Danny Glover “I think he’d like to hand his father Saddam Hussein’s head and win his approval for what happened after the Gulf War.” Martin Sheen Hollywood antiwar sentiment is loud and clear. And so is the opposition. Magazine MIKEORAZZI/Bristol(Conn.)Press TonyPalladinoscrapessnow fromtheroofofhishomein Forestville,Conn.Aleakyroofandafloodedbasement couldbeproblemstohomeownersincomingdays. W ithroughly20inchesof snowonthegroundand wind-sweptrainforecast forSaturday,ifyouownahome youmayfacetwoseriousprob- lems:aleakyroofandaflooded basement. Theoneadvantageofthis stormisthatitoccurredinmid- February,notearlyJanuary,and isbeingfollowedbyafewdaysof gradualwarming.Thesunis higherintheskyandstronger, andthereare11hoursofday- light,sothesnowmayfadebe- foretoomuchdamageisdone. Inwinter,leakscanoccur, evenifaroofisnew,becauseof icedams,abuildupoficeor snowneareavesorguttersbe- causeofinteriorheatescaping throughroofdecking. Theheatmeltsthesnowand iceonupperareasoftheroof, andtheresultingwaterrunsto cold,lowerareasoreaves,and refreezes.Icedamsalsocanre- sultfromcloggedgutters. Whenallthatwaterbacksup behindanicedam,itcanfindits wayundershinglesorbehindfas- ciasandcornices.And,eventual- ly,inside. Basements,ofcourse,takeon waterforallsortsofreasons.If yourbasementtendstobewet, beprepared. Here’smybestadviceonhow toanticipatebothproblems: 8 Reduceicedammingbylower- ingtheheatinyourhouse,so lessofitcanescapeandmeltice ontheroof. 8 Ifyouhaveaflatroof,dothe opposite:Raisetheheatinthe housesomoreescapes,reducing thechanceoficeandsnowbuild- ingupandcollapsingtheroof. 8 Donotclimbonyourroof to clearfrozenguttersanddown- spouts.Theafternoonsuncan raisethetemperatureofyour roofmuchhigherthantheair temperature,soalotoftheice willmeltintheguttersnaturally. 8 Youcanhelpdrainagebyclear- ingsnowfromtheareasaround thedownspoutssothatthemelt- ingwaterflowsawayfromyour house,followingtheusualpaths. Ifitflowstothestormdrainin thestreet,don’twaitforthemu- nicipality.Clearthedrainyour- self. 8 Dislodgeiceinthedownspouts fromtheground byhittingthem See HEAVENS onD7 Howtohelpsafeguardyourhomefrommassivemelt ByBethGillin INQUIRERSTAFFWRITER I t’sthelargestoutpouringofstar-poweredanti- warsentimentsincetheVietnamWar. BarbraStreisand,MartinSheen,JessicaLange, SpikeLee,SusanSarandon,TimRobbins,Martin Scorsese,SeanPenn,RobertRedford,DustinHoff- man,OssieDavis,RobertAltman. Someofthecountry’sbiggeststarsareloudlyagainst invadingIraq. EdwardNorton,TyneDaly,DannyGlover,RobRein- er,PenelopeCruz,AlecBaldwin,MikeFarrell,Janeane Garofalo,WoodyHarrelsonandRosarioDawson. Thelistgoeson. They’remarchingandspeechifying,signingpetitions andmakingcommercialstorallyoppositionagainst GulfWarTwo:ReturntoIraq. Noteveryoneisimpressed. See HOLLYWOOD onD4 LUCYNICHOLSON/AssociatedPress MartinSheenandJamesCromwell turnedoutforSaturday’sprotestonHollywoodBoulevardinLosAngeles.Celebritiesdoaffectpublicopinion,mediaexpertssay. INSIDE Comics……………… 10 INQlings………………… 2 NewonVideo………… 6 Television…………… 8 W eekendBoxOffice… 9 ByDavidPatrickStearns INQUIRERMUSICCRITIC D efyingitslong-heldrepu- tationforconservatism, theOperaCompanyof Philadelphiaisjoiningtwooth- ercompaniestocommission andproduceaworkcomposed b yGrammyAward-winningRi- chardDanielpourandwritten b ypoetandnovelistToniMorri- son.Performancesaresetfor February2006. Theworkingtitlefortheop- era,whichwillstarpopularmez- zo-sopranoDenyceGraves,is M argaretGarner ,thenameofa pre-CivilWarKentuckyslave. Forcedtobethemistressofa plantationowner,Garneres- capedwithherchildren,but, w hencaptured,attemptedto murderthemandherselfrather thanreturntoslavery. “We’rereadyforit,”saidthe OperaCompany’sproducingdi- rector,RobertB.Driver.“It’sa gamble,butIfeelgoodabout it.” TheOperaCompanyhashad falsestartsinpresentingnew operas.Inthe1980s,Margaret A nneEveritthopedtocommis- sionanewoperaonthesubject ofFaust.Drivercommissioned RichardWargo’s Ballymore w ithMilwaukee’sFlorentineOp- eraandscheduleditforthe 1998-99season,butcanceled See OPERA onD5 OCPjoining t ocommission anewopera E arlierthismonth,Laura Bushinvitedanumberof poetstotheWhiteHouse todiscuss“Poetryandthe A mericanVoice.”Thesympo- siumwasindefinitelypost- ponedafterthefirstlady learnedthatsomeofthepoets plannedtousetheoccasionto voicedisapprovalofPresident B ush’sIraqpolicy.OnMonday, atNewYork’sLincolnCenter, antiwarpoetsgatheredtopro- test.Thebrouhahainspiredthe f ollowinglyricaloutburstby I nquirerbookcriticCarlin R omano. OdetotheAntiwarPoet Thetrackrecordofthepoet isratherinchoate onissuesofwar, orreally anything thatcamebefore. HomermadetheTrojan catfight seemperfectlyallright, whileKiplinghopedthe Britishwouldkeeprippling whennottippling.(Huh?) AsforPoundand D’Annunzio, itwassuchabadshow!! Theypumpedfascism, massageditinblankverse, madewarcatechism. Postmodernpoets,though, hatewar (itwinsBushvotesgalore). Andbesides,justthink, See POETS onD4 Poets,too, giveflak onwar w ithIraq SECTION D THURSDAY,FEBRUARY20,2003 B ThePhiladelphiaInquirer WWW.PHILLY.COM

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