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GOP state senator suggests ‘dissolving Detroit’ as bankruptcy looms DETROIT – For the third time this year, the city of Detroit is staring at potential bankruptcy as legal wrangling over “control” has caused $10 million in state aid to be withheld from the city. The continued issues between the city and state of Michigan have led the state legislature to talk about numerous options for the city, including potentially dissolving the city altogether. “If we have to, that is one idea we have to look at,” State Sen. Rick Jones said. Jones, a Republican representing Michigan’s 24th district, said that dissolution would be a drastic step but everything is “on the table” including Chapter 9 Bankruptcy. “We really have to look at everything that is on the table,” Jones said. “Again, if this goes to federal bankruptcy, every employee down there will suffer, the city will suffer and the vultures will come in and take the jewels of Detroit and they will be gone.” Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder also acknowledged that anything was possible in terms of how to handle Detroit’s financial situation, even though dissolving the city would be a last resort. Last week, the Detroit City Council rejected a contract with the law firm Miller Canfield that would’ve allowed the firm to help handle the city’s financial recovery plan. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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The rejection was apart of an ongoing power struggle between the state, city council, and Detroit mayor Dave Bing, which could ultimately lead to Detroit becoming the largest American city to ever file for bankruptcy. Bing has already threatened city employees with temporary layoffs starting in January as the city stands to be short by $30 million. “In order to compensate for the deficit, the city will begin to institute unpaid furloughs and other cost-saving actions, effective January 1, 2013,” Bing said on Nov. 21. “We will ensure that revenue-generating departments are not impacted by these cost-cutting measures. These actions are necessary to keep the City from falling into further financial distress.” Some city residents and advocates insist that the city does not need the state’s help and that it is the state of Michigan who needs to answer to Detroit. To others, including former city communications director Karen Dumas, the city needs to face the reality that it no longer has any leverage in the matter. “[Bankruptcy] would be unfortunate and unlikely for it to happen only because of the impact of it doing so and the impact that it would have on the state and the surrounding areas,” said Dumas, who served under Bing as well as former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. “On the other hand, it would also erase some of the legacy costs and debt that the city has been burdened by because people are unwilling to recognize the damage those things have caused. (Continued on page 9)

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The GOP’s unusual campaign against Susan Rice ANALYSIS- When Republican Senators Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham and John McCain emerged from Tuesday meetings with Susan Rice still unsatisfied with her explanation about her initial, incorrect statements about the Sept. 11 attack of a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, it only furthered the mystery: why are Republicans so focused on preventing Susan Rice from becoming the next Secretary of State? Rice’s initial statements about the attack that killed four Americans, including the ambassador, were not unusual. Other administration officials, including Press Secretary Jay Carney, were also hesitant at first to call it a terrorist attack. Rice, as United Nations Ambassador, had little role in determining the security of diplomatic outposts, and criticism that the four Americans were not sufficiently protected would be more appropriately directed at President Obama or Hillary Clinton, who formally runs the State Department.

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mad at Obama over the election and eager for revenge, they could oppose him directly on the so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations. If Republicans are concerned about Obama’s overall foreign policy approach, Rice is an odd target, as she has a limited role in the administration’s decisions as the UN Ambassador. And there is little evidence that Rice’s own foreign policy views are very unusual in their own right, justifying strong opposition to her as Secretary of State, or that distinct from John Kerry, the other leading candidate to be Secretary of State and to whom the Republicans have raised little objection. Some have suggested racial animus may be at play, but Republicans have not raised concerns about Eric Holder serving in a second term under Obama, as is now expected, even as Holder was perhaps the most vocal member of the administration in speaking on racial issues over the last four years. It remains unclear if Obama will tap her for the post, and how much of a role this Republican opposition will affect his consideration of her candidacy. But the Tuesday meetings suggest that Republican senators, particularly McCain, will not easily acquiesce to Rice’s ascension.

But in Washington, it’s usually at least clear what the underlying motivations for opposition to a person are. In 2005, when Condoleezza Rice was nominated to be Secretary of State, Democrats listed a host of reasons to oppose her, but their clear frustration was in Condi Rice’s role in backing the Iraq War. When George W. Bush tried to appoint one of his longtime aides, Harriet Miers, to the Supreme Court, Republicans claimed she was unqualified but it was also clear they did not know if was sufficiently conservative. With Susan Rice, the true reasons for the GOP opposition are hard to discern. There are certainly other officials, including the president, who can be more directly blamed for the administration’s initial reaction to the attack in Benghazi. If Republicans are simply NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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White man allegedly kills unarmed black teen over loud music; invokes ‘Stand Your Ground’ law There has been another controversial shooting of an unarmed black teen in Florida and once again the “Stand Your Ground” law is being evoked by the gunman. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Michael Dunn, a 45-year-old Florida resident, allegedly shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Russell Davis after the teenager and his three friends refused to turn their music down during a confrontation at a Jacksonville area gas station. “Jordan and Dunn exchanged words, and Dunn pulled a gun and shot eight or nine times, striking Jordan twice,” reports the Sentinel. Jordan was sitting in the back seat and no one else was apparently hurt. Dunn, who is reportedly a gun collector, was arrested in his home on Saturday on charges of murder and attempted murder. He is currently being held without bail. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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“He got threatened and had to do what he had to do, and it’s sad, so sad,” the shooter’s daughter Rebecca Dunn said in an interview with ABC 12. “A terrible tragedy on both sides. It really is. I don’t know. What are you going to do in that situation? You don’t know what you are going to do. He just reacted.” “He didn’t think he had harmed anybody and he just thought he had scared them off and he wanted to report it, but he didn’t want to go in a sense, throw himself to the wolves in a strange city without representation,” said Dunn’s attorney Robin Lemonidis. According to Huffington Post, “Davis was a student at Samuel W. Wolfson High School, a magnet school in Duval County. He will be buried in his hometown of Marietta, Ga. His family plans to start a foundation in his honor for at-risk youth who have been the victims of tragedy.” This year the nation has been riveted by the George Zimmerman trial, in which another white Florida man killed an unarmed black teen, Trayvon Martin, after an alleged scuffle. Zimmerman has claimed he was acting in accordance with the Stand Your Ground law, which gives considerable leeway to citizens who are armed and believe they are in harm’s way. PAGE 6


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SEN. LAUTENBERG, REP. MCCARTHY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO FIGHT ASTHMA WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY-4) introduced the “Family Asthma Act,” which encourages partnerships at the federal, state, and local levels to address the asthma epidemic in the United States. With more than 25 million Americans affected by asthma, the bill seeks to develop comprehensive state plans to fight the disease and increase public education and awareness of its effects. “No one should have to struggle to breathe—and no one should suffer unnecessarily from a manageable disease,” said Lautenberg. “Arming individuals with the information needed to control this disease can improve the quality of life for millions of Americans impacted by asthma. We need a better understanding of how this disease impacts communities across the country so we can target the people who need help the most.” “Whether it's the chronic effects of neighborhood pollution or the more immediate threat posed by mold in homes flooded by Superstorm Sandy, asthma is a problem that can be avoided but still affects too many Americans of all ages. The Family Asthma Act can help save lives and help reduce the billions of dollars in healthcare costs that our nation spends on this too-common disease,” said McCarthy. The “Family Asthma Act” requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to partner with state and local health departments to develop state asthma plans and carry out public education campaigns about asthma. The bill bolsters data collection to help target asthma interventions more effectively. It also requires CDC to make recommendations about the future of asthma prevention and management efforts. The American Lung Association has endorsed the legislation. “The American Lung Association has worked tirelessly for many years to improve the lives—indeed, save the lives—of people with asthma. The Family Asthma Act will make a significant step forward in that effort, and will make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with asthma,” said Paul G. Billings, Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Education at the American Lung Association. Asthma affects more than 25 million Americans, 13 million of whom have had an asthma episode or attack over the last year. The disease kills 3,300 people and contributes to an additional 7,000 deaths every year. In addition, asthma causes 10.5 million missed school days and 14.2 million missed work days and costs the United States $50 billion in healthcare expenditures every year. Asthma attacks can be triggered by air pollution and allergens, including cigarette smoke and exhaust smoke, as well as animal dander, pollen, and molds. In 2011, CDC reported that less than half of people with asthma had been taught how to avoid asthma triggers. CDC concluded that more education about triggers, proper treatment, and asthma management methods are needed.

Tawana Brawley 25 years later: Controversial NYC case still unsettled Twenty five years ago, 15-year-old Tawana Brawley was reportedly found dazed and confused lying in a garbage bag with torn and burned clothing, feces smeared over her body and “KKK,” “ni**er,” and “b*tch” written on her torso, in Wappingers Falls, New York and taken to the emergency room. Eventually, Brawley, through nods, shrugs and written notes, revealed to a black officer that she had been kidnapped and raped in a wooded area by white men over a four-day period. Dutchess County Assistant District Attorney Steve Pagones was among the white men implicated in the horrendous act, as well as part-time police officer Harry Crist, Jr., who committed suicide on December 2nd, days after Tawana Brawley was found on November 28, 1987. For nearly a year after Brawley was discovered, her story fueled New York City media coverage, even though Wappingers Falls is some 70 miles from New York City. The story made national headlines as well, landing in People and other publications and dominating broadcast news programs, thanks to Brawley’s trio of handlers that included Reverend Al Sharpton and attorneys C. Vernon Mason and Alton Maddox. In fact, the Brawley case propelled Sharpton to national prominence. A grand jury investigation, with which Brawley and her team did not cooperate, dealt a crushing blow in late 1988 when it proclaimed in its findings, printed by the New York Times on October 7th, that “There was no medical or forensic evidence that a sexual assault was committed on Tawana Brawley.” In essence, they found Brawley’s story to be untrue, a hoax even. Still, there are many who reject those conclusions and Brawley herself, even at a rare appearance in New York in December 1997 cov(Continued on page 18)

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“We’re still, as a city, still managing some rules and union contracts that, much like the 1967 conversation, extremely outdated. We have too many people in this city doing too little for too few.” Dumas, who currently runs a public relations company in Detroit, described the city as being inefficiently run and said has many officials she feels are invested in maintaining the status quo. She also said the city needs to be made more operationally efficient instead of waiting on incremental aid from the state and federal government. “We look at getting money from the state at $10 and $20 million increments to hold us over,” Dumas said. “That’s not changing the fabric of how this city operates. We’re just like people who are financially compromised situations in their homes. [The city] is living check-tocheck.” On Thursday, Bing said during a taped interview that he felt that members of the city’s government carried a sense of entitlement and referred to his job as “probably the second most difficult in the country.” Bing told theGrio in August that his administration inherited a “hell hole” in 2009. “We are in an environment, I think, of entitlement,” Bing said in the video. “We’ve got a lot of people who are city workers who for years and years, 20, 30 years, think they are entitled to a job and all that comes with it. “Nobody wants to go backwards, but in order for us to move the city forward, we are going to have to take a step or two backwards and then, I think, all of us have to participate in the pain that’s upon us right now.” Bing said that within 10 years that the city will have a renovated riverfront, thriving downtown, and stable, more densely populated neighborhoods. Detroit, which is 140 square miles, has sections where residents currently have only one or two occupied homes in their neighborhoods, including some that have no working streetlights. “We’re going to try to convince those people that they need to move, so there’s density in all of our neighborhoods,” He said. “I don’t think Detroit is going to be what it was [in the 1950s]. We have to look at ourselves differently. I don’t know that we’re going to be the same bluecollar town that we were.” Dumas, who was let go by Bing in 2011, feels that the entitlement culture has helped exacerbate the problem and led to contentious – often racially charged – meetings between residents and city leaders. She feels that part of the problem also lies with the residents not using good judgment in electing officials, often “recycling” familiar names.

Gregory Honors Chiefs at Installation Dinner for North Babylon Fire Department AMITYVILLE, NY—Legislative Majority Legislator DuWayne Gregory (D‐Amityville) attended the installation dinner on November 24th for incoming Chief of Chiefs James Harrington Jr. of the North Babylon Fire Company. Gregory gave a proclamation to honor outgoing Chief Jeffrey Thompson’s service. The induction ceremony took place at the North Babylon Fire Company HQs on Hale Rd.

but they don’t know why.” With the potential of bankruptcy looming in the coming new year, time may be running out on the city to make up its mind. Fear of not being “in charge” has pushed the city once again to the brink and has the city staring at an uncertain future and rhetoric about “dissolving” the state’s largest city will likely not help matters. “Making that [dissolving] statement just seals the disconnect,” Dumas said. “The likelihood or reality of dissolving a city is all but non-existent. That’s not the way to solve the problem. “I do think that at a certain point, people in the city – both those that live here and those that are charged with leading it – have to recognize that there may be some drastic options around the corner if there’s not some proactive engagement. The city of Detroit did not get this way overnight, and it’s not going to be addressed overnight.”

“In this community, we have a 50 percent illiteracy rate that has to be acknowledged,” she said. “We also have people that have been elected to ‘lead’ – for lack of a better term – based on emotion, name recognition, and based on their ability to be recycled from other areas. “I believe that a lot of these [city officials] understand that much of the voter base functions on emotions, as well as being uninformed or misinformed and they capitalize on that at the expense of the people that they serve. They mention civil rights, or racism, or ownership. People get upset, NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Gregory Appoints Local Advocate to Disabilities Advisory Board AMITYVILLE, NY—At last Tuesday’s General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature (November 20th), 15th district Legislative Majority Legislator DuWayne (D‐ Amityville) took great pride in appointing one of Amityville’s very own to an important committee that seeks to help those with disabilities. The Legislature unanimously adopted Gregory’s appointment of Douglas King to the Suffolk County Disabilities Advisory Board. Born with the physical disability Spina Bifida, Douglas uses a wheelchair every day. Doug holds a B.A. in Business Administration/Science and Humanities degree. He has been involved in wheelchair sports for over 20 years.

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events, Doug was also a pitcher for the wheelchair softball team of the New York Yankees, taking the mound in 2 World Series games of the 2008 season at Shea Stadium. Douglas has been a member of the New York Strikers Indoor Wheelchair Soccer Team for the past 7years. He was part of the winning 2007 and 2011 Gold medal team in the national Soccer Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia and New York. Douglas is also part of the U.S. Olympic Committee Athlete Speakers Referral Network. He is also runs Wheels in Motion Consulting, a firm that caters to helping those with disabilities meet the challenges of everyday life. Working with the Office for People with Disabilities, the Suffolk County Disabilities Advisory Board serves the 283,000 county residents with disabilities, including: coordinating County services; developing programs that assist people with disabilities in becoming more self-sufficient; advocating for changes to resolve issues facing the disabled; provide information and referrals for County residents with disabilities; and provide specialized services not available through other County departments. In addition, the Office ensures County government compliance with federal mandates under the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Rehabilitation Act.

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Mangano Announces Santa in the Park this st Saturday, December 1 East Meadow, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced “Santa in the Park” will take place this Saturday, December 1st at 1:00 p.m. at the Wantagh Park Community Clubhouse.

Santa will be arriving in a Fire Truck and all children will have the opportunity to meet with Santa and give him their wish list. Candy, cookies, and hot chocolate will be distributed by Santa’s elves.

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FEMA OFFERS GUIDANCE AT HOME DEPOT ON BEING PREPARED FOR FUTURE DISASTERS NEW YORK – People whose property was damaged or destroyed in Hurricane Sandy and are ready to start rebuilding can get advice from experts. Specialists who are knowledgeable in all facets of cleanup and building safer and smarter to avoid future losses will be dispensing guidance free of charge, compliments of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA experts will staff tables at Home Depot stores in Nassau County at 1320 Corporate Drive, No. 1300, Westbury; in Suffolk County at 346 Middle Country Road, Coram, and in Kings County at 585 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28, through Tuesday, Dec. 3, hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. They’ll be closed Monday. Advice and direction in flood cleanup, flood-insurance matters, and repair and rebuilding will be available to all, not just to customers who are registered with FEMA. These mitigation experts will be able to talk about elevating electrical services and appliances; installing sewer backflow valves; removing and replacing drywall and insulation; channeling water away from foundations; repairing with water-resistant materials. They can also give guidance in the permitting process required by local authorities. For every dollar spent on mitigation, FEMA officials say, nearly four times as much is saved when another disaster like Sandy hits. More information on ways to protect your property from disasters to come is available at: www.fema.gov. Click on “Plan, Prepare and Mitigate.” FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

About Wantagh Park Wantagh Park, located in southeastern Nassau County, has been part of the county park system since 1961. Consisting of 111 acres, the park provides a waterfront location and numerous opportunities for recreation, along with seating areas that allow visitors to relax and enjoy the magnificent view. There are five tennis courts; one basketball court; 1-mile and 2-mile walking paths; a two-mile Fitness Trail that provides a jogging or walking trail and 20 attractive and simple fitness stations that incorporate a variety of exercises. Athletic fields include three softball fields and one baseball field, two of which are lighted; and a playground. Bocci and horseshoe courts are available, along with a game area for chess and checkers and a senior citizen NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

gazebo. There are eight reserved picnic areas, which include barbecue equipment, and one sheltered area. The swimming complex includes an Olympic-sized main pool, a diving pool, a “kiddie” pool, training pool, an interactive water-play area and two 30 foot waterslides. There is also a launch ramp; a fishing pier just beyond the marina which is open year-round, and marine boat slips are also available. There is also a dog run which includes separate areas for big and small dogs; it is located just up from the administration building. For more information about the Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call: (516) 572-0200 or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks. PAGE 11


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Mangano & Nassau Police Offer Holiday Safety Tips

Statement from Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams on Nassau County Attorney John Ciampoli moonlighting as an election lawyer on the State Senate recount in Ulster County: "On Monday night I held a forum in Freeport, along with Legislators Denenberg and Scannell, to help guide our residents who have been impacted by Sandy on the road to recovery. Over 400 residents filled the room looking for assistance from over a half dozen agencies. With that urgent need in mind, I find it deplorable that John Ciampoli, our County Attorney and chief law enforcement officer, is taking time away from the Nassau residents he is supposed to serve in order to count ballots and most likely to suppress voters in Ulster County. I respectfully implore County Executive Mangano to immediately recall Mr. Ciampoli to Nassau so that he can continue to do the job he was appointed to do. If Mr. Ciampoli still has the urge to volunteer his time I know of residents in Long Beach, Freeport and Baldwin that would certainly welcome his assistance." NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

Mineola, NY - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas V. Dale and the Nassau County Police Department are taking additional steps to ensure the safety of Nassau residents during the upcoming holiday season. All of the Nassau County Police Department’s regular marked and plainclothes patrols will be intensifying their coverage of shopping malls and commercial areas. The patrols will be augmented by patrols from our Mounted Unit and Bureau of Special Operations. Concurrently, dedicated patrols have been assigned to the major malls within the county, putting additional police officers at those locations during peak hours. In addition to shopping safety, Nassau County Police will also be looking for drivers and occupants who are not complying with seat belt laws. This includes children who are not in child safety seats or buckled in their seat. Police Officers will also be vigilant watching for drivers who are drinking and driving on all roads in Nassau. Handicapped parking violations will be strictly enforced. Parking in handicapped spaces are reserved for those with visible permits. Before Leaving Home · Plan your shopping trip carefully. Know where you are going and what routes you will take to get there. · If possible, arrange for a friend to go shopping with you. There is safety in numbers. · Let someone know where you are going and what route you will be taking. Additionally, let them know when you expect to return. · Leave your home secure, engage alarms and give the appearance that your home is occupied by leaving the lights on in the most frequently used rooms. · Don’t leave valuable items out in the open. Secure them in closets, safes, etc. When Parking · Always park in well-lit areas. · Note the location of your vehicle in the parking lot to conveniently return after shopping. · Always lock all your doors · Remove all items, such as radar detectors, laptops or packages and hide them in the trunk, glove compartment, out of site. · Avoid parking near vans or other vehicles with covered cargo areas. · Avoid carrying large handbags. Carry only what is necessary. · Look around the parking lot for suspicious persons before you exit your vehicle. · Don’t get out of your vehicle until you are ready. If you don’t feel safe, stay in the car or drive away. While Shopping · Keep your money and credit cards in your front pocket and try to limit the number of credit cards and cash you’re carrying while shopping. · To avoid being a victim of “Identity Theft”, be aware of exposing credit cards, debit cards and other identification at the cash register and ATM’s. Thieves will utilize cell phones to capture card information without your knowledge. · Be cognizant of any other type of “Distraction” type of crimes that typically occur during this time of the year. When Returning To Your Car  Never leave the store with your arms full of packages. Use a courtesy cart.  Have your car key in hand, ready to unlock your door.  Check the parking lot for suspicious people and look around before you exit the store.  Do not return to your vehicle if you see people loitering nearby.  Carry a whistle or other audible device. If you feel threatened, use it. If you’re inside your vehicle, lock your doors and honk your horn to attract attention.  Check underneath, in front and in back of your car as you approach it.  Check the front and rear passenger seats inside your car before you enter it.  If you are planning on returning to the store, never leave your packages in plain view inside your vehicle. Lock them in the trunk or place them on the floor and cover them with a blanket or jacket. ALWAYS BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS PAGE 12


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THE ROOSEVELT CHILDREN’S ACADEMY AWARDS GALA Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby (center, standing, back row) recently attended the Roosevelt Children’s Academy Awards Gala held at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church in Roosevelt. Councilwoman Goosby commended the school administrators, staff, and students on a wonderful event and praised the school for its solid commitment to academic excellence.

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ROOSEVELT PUBLIC LIBRARY CULTURAL ARTS AUDITORIUM GRAND OPENING: Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby (5th right) recently attended the Grand Opening Gala and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the new state of the art addition to the Roosevelt Public Library and its Cultural Arts Auditorium. Pictured (left to right) are Former Library Board Member Reginald Taylor, Former Library Board President and current School Board Member Wilhelmina Funderburke, Library Board Member and highly acclaimed band leader Frank Abel, Library Board Member Dr. Bola Majekodunmi, Library Board President Wilton Robinson, Library Board Member Mary Adams, Councilwoman Goosby, New York State Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper, Emmy Funderburke, Nassau County Legislator Robert Troiano, and Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams.

Strong Economic Recovery Continues After Superstorm Sandy Black Friday Sales Increase 12.8% Mineola, NY- An increase in spending during “Black Friday Weekend” continued the accelerating consumer spending trends observed since Superstorm Sandy, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos said today. This increased spending should go a long way in recovering lost economic activity and sales tax revenues during the two weeks following the storm due to the widespread devastation and extended power outages. Comptroller Maragos had earlier warned that Superstorm Sandy, in combination with the subsequent Nor’easter, may have caused over $1 Billion economic losses to Nassau County, with a potential short term loss of sales tax revenue of approximately $30 million during the first two weeks following the storm. “It now appears that the recovery and re-building is already in full force with the rapid financial infusion from insurance companies, FEMA’s assistance to our communities, and the surprisingly strong 12.8% increase in holiday sales as reported by the National Retail Federation,” Comptroller Maragos said. “Accordingly, the negative NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

$30 million sales tax impact projected during the two weeks following the storm may be mitigated to approximately $10 million or less during the entire fourth quarter, with full recovery expected in 2013.” Utilizing the experience from Hurricane Katrina for guidance on the comparative economic damage and recovery econometrics, including the local factors, the Comptroller’s Office has revised its economic forecast for the impact of the storm. Louisiana experienced a 26% decrease in sales tax revenue in the third quarter of 2005 compared to the prior year as a result of Katrina, but bounced back in the fourth quarter by approximately 20% over the prior year’s fourth quarter and was up by approximately 27% for the full 2006 year over the prior year. It is unlikely that Long Island will have the same magnitude of sales tax recovery as was experienced in Louisiana after Katrina due to the comparably lesser impact in Nassau County from Sandy, the lower current GCP (Gross County Product) growth rate and the greater economic uncertainty in 2013 from the fiscal policies from Washington. At this point, we can estimate conservatively that the County should be able to bounce back and should eventually exceed lost sales taxes revenues by $5-$10 million, for an overall pick-up of approximately 1% to 1.5% over budget during the 2013 fiscal year. PAGE 14


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ROOSEVELT PUBLIC LIBRARY CULTURAL ARTS AUDITORIUM GRAND OPENING: Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby (3rd left, front row) presents an official Town of Hempstead Certificate of Recognition on the occasion of the Grand Opening Gala and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the new state of the art Cultural Arts Auditorium addition to the Roosevelt Public Library. Pictured (left to right) are Front row - Andrew Jackson, Library Board President Wilton Robinson, Councilwoman Goosby, Mary Adams, Frank Abel, Library Director Joy Rankin, and Carol Gilliam. Back row - Cuba Gooding and Reginald Taylor.

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From the Desk of Mayor Hall Be a Safe and Smart Shopper this Holiday Season! When consumerism is at its highest volume of the year, it is important to remember the dangers that can occur…even at the shopping mall. I want to be sure our Village residents are safe and smart shoppers. Identity theft, shoplifting and robberies are more prevalent during the holiday season, and it is important to be proactive. To make certain that this holiday season is a joyous one, I urge you to heed the following advice:

 Don’t leave any money, checkbooks,debit/credit cards or packages in your car when you go inside the stores. Doing so can encourage would-be thieves.  While you’re shopping, don’t set packages down or walk away from your cart, even for a minute.  When you go to pay for your purchases, don’t flash your wallet, the money in it, or your debit/ credit card. Keep them in your hands, and make sure credit card numbers are covered until it is time to swipe your card. Put your cash or card back into your wallet as soon as you’ve finished with your transaction, and check that the sales associates gave you back your debit/credit card back before leaving the store.  Watch as the clerk rings up your purchases, and review your receipt thoroughly.  Use caution when making online purchases; make sure the websites you use for shopping are legitimate. In addition to being a safe and smart shopper this holiday season, I encourageyou to support the Village’s local businesses. Shopping in the Village isnot only more convenient for residents, butwill help maintain a strong local economy.The money spent in our local stores benefits everyone in the Village, not just the shopowners. Shopping locally increases our municipal tax revenues – a savings that is p a s s e d o f f t o y o u , t h e c o n s u m e r . Another benefit of shopping in the Village is that, especially during the holiday season, it brings us closer together. Getting to know local merchants and salespeople is a wonderful way for residents to meet others from their own countries of origin, as well as make new acquaintances with those from different cultural backgrounds. Hempstead Village has much to offer; let’s all be “smart shoppers” and enjoy a rewarding sense of community this holiday season.

To learn more about what is going on in the Village of Hempstead, including information about local organizations that serve youth and families, visit www.villageofhempstead.org. You may also join our electronic mailing list by sending your name and email address to: Mayor@villageofhempsteadny.gov. To keep abreast of the downtown revitalization, visit www.renewhempstead.com. On that site, you may share your ideas for the redevelopment and/or provide your feedback on the plan.

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Wayne Mayor Wayne J. Hall NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

Boy, 6, dies in Hempstead bushouse crash Originally published: November 27, 2012 10:29 PM Updated: November 28, 2012 3:03 AM By ELLEN YAN AND BILL MASON ellen.yan@newsday.com, bill.mason@newsday.com A Nassau County bus hit a pedestrian before crashing into a multifamily house in Hempstead Tuesday night, killing a 6-year-old boy in a front bedroom and injuring his 7-year-old brother and 11 passengers, authorities said. The bus driver was heading west on Fulton Avenue at about 9:15 p.m., when he saw a pedestrian crossing the four-lane road and honked his horn, Nassau police said. The pedestrian continued crossing north and the driver swerved, making a hard right. He hit the pedestrian and slammed into the front bedroom of the multifamily home on Fulton Avenue, police said. "The bus was trying to avoid the pedestrian in the roadway and wound up hitting the pedestrian anyway," said Lt. Frank McNamee of the Hempstead Village police. The unidentified pedestrian was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries, McNamee said. The passengers were treated for minor injuries at local hospitals, Nassau police said. Police did not release the names of the brothers. The 7-year-old was taken to Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, where he was also treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, police said. After the bus hit the house, the 6-year-old was pinned between the vehicle and an interior part of the building, McNamee said. He was pronounced dead at 10:20 p.m. at Winthrop with his parents by his side, police said. Witness Alida Gutierrez, a resident of the house, said she was inside at the time of the crash, along with several other residents. The two brothers were in the front bedroom; the older boy was sleeping while the younger one, a first-grader, was going to close the front bedroom door when the bus came through the house, she said. After the bus hit, she and her husband and daughter ran out of the house. They found the older boy, "but the baby they didn't find," she said. She said when the accident happened, "my daughter was close to the bus, but God was good" and the bus missed her. There were about 20 people on the bus, police said. The accident happened at the intersection of Fulton Avenue and Nassau Place. Police said no charges were filed. The two-story white (Continued on page 17)

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house on Fulton Avenue is set back about 12 feet from a four-lane section of the street at the end of Nassau Place. A three-way intersection with traffic lights ends in front of the house. Hempstead police and fire departments and Nassau police were among the emergency units who responded to the crash, officials said. Officials were using part of a Burger King across from the crash scene as a staging area. Edgar Lazo, who also lives in the basement of the home, said he was sleeping when he heard a big crash and people saying, "Oh my God." He and other residents smashed a window to try to pull out the boys. While they got the older one, they could not reach the younger boy and they searched fruitlessly for about 50 minutes in the rubble, he said, Later firefighters arrived and helped to find the boy. Witness Ricky Hernandez, 24, of Hempstead, said a car cut the bus off, and the bus swerved to prevent an accident but instead crashed into the house. "I was shocked like everyone else," he said. He said people getting off the bus complained of pain. The owner of the home, Leo Diliberti, 84, of Levittown, said the boys' family has lived there about a year and a half. "They're excellent people -never give us any trouble," Diliberti said. "It's a tragedy. My wife was crying." Diliberti went to the scene right after the accident but police would not let him go up to the house. "They told us we couldn't get to the house. It's not structurally sound. . . . I'm so sorry. The damage is nothing. The child is what's important. It's just a shame. It just broke our hearts." The bus is part of the Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) system, officials said. A NICE bus official was on the scene and declined to comment. Veolia Transportation took over Nassau's bus line on Jan. 1, naming it Nassau Inter-County Express Bus, and soon after cut service to some bus routes to fill a budget gap. The switch to Veolia from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's LI Bus was made by Nassau to rein in costs for bus service, which the MTA ran for 37 years. Nassau was providing $9.1 million toward the system's $141 million budget, and the MTA said it no longer would make up the difference. Unless Nassau came up with $26 million more, the MTA said it would be forced to eliminate half of LI Bus' routes. County Executive Edward Mangano in June 2011 chose Veolia to take over the system rather than pay MTA more, and MTA voted to terminate its pact with the county. In the first six months of NICE's service, the rate of accidents fell by 60 percent. While the MTA said severe weather early in 2011 played a role, NICE chief executive Michael Setzer said the drop had more to do with Veolia's increased focus on safety. With Deon J. Hampton

Victim's brother: I saw 'out of control' bus Originally published: November 28, 2012 4:25 PM Updated: November 29, 2012 12:48 AM By MATTHEW CHAYES matthew.chayes@newsday.com The panicked stepfather, wielding a sledgehammer, smashed out the window of the bedroom where one child was screaming and another lay dying. Both boys had been trapped in the wreckage after a transit bus crashed through the front of their Hempstead Village home Tuesday night, the family recalled Wednesday. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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"Papi! Papi! Mommy! My brother!" 7-year-old Josue Molina yelled moments later, said his stepfather, Santos Herrera, 41. Josue, clad in a SpongeBob SquarePants pajama shirt and Batman bottoms, frantically dug through the rubble, trying in vain to save his younger brother, David Granados, 6. "I was pulling on the rocks -- pulling and pulling -- but I couldn't find him," Josue said while his parents grieved with him nearby. "I wished nobody invented the bus, so he would still be alive," the second-grader said. Herrera, unable to open the bedroom door, climbed through the window but could rescue only Josue. The younger boy was pronounced dead about an hour later at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, his parents by his side. As the Nassau Inter-County Express bus carrying 11 passengers ran its doomed route shortly after 9 p.m., the boys were getting ready for bed in their shared room. "We were chatting a little bit," Josue recalled. "I was in bed already." David had almost finished changing into a Transformers shirt and rocket ship pajama pants. The unremarkable bedroom routine ended in an instant, when Josue looked out the window and saw the bus coming right at him. "I was awake when the bus came," he said. "It was out of control." In the kitchen, Mari Bel Molina was making school lunches for her sons, said Alida Gutierrez, 36, who lives in another rental unit in the house. Molina and Herrera, a cook at an Italian restaurant, had been having a late dinner of Spanish eggs and shrimp, he said. The bus hit the two-story house with a thunderous boom. The driver had swerved to avoid a jaywalker on Fulton Avenue near Nassau Place and jumped the curb, police said. Herrera ran to the boys. "The children, they were trapped in the room," he said, speaking through a Spanish translator. "I went through the window. Everything was blocked." Miraculously, Josue suffered only scrapes on his arms -- cuts he said he got going through the broken window. When Molina couldn't find the 6-year-old, she sobbed and called out his name, "David! David!" Gutierrez said. But, as Molina said Wednesday before retreating to her bedroom, "It was too late." Josue, wrapped in his parents' arms, called his brother his "best friend ever -- until the bus came. "I love him a lot. . . . I want him now. I'm sad that he died." He said he and David often played tag, hide-and-seek and Nintendo DS video games. He said his brother's favorite color was orange, and noted David's fondness for bananas -- sometimes. "We do our homework together every day," he said. "I help my brother go figure out every answer. I even teached him how to do pluses and take-aways. I told him how to do times, too." Wednesday, a team of officials and psychologists from the Hempstead school district visited the apartment in Garden City Park where the family is now staying. The parents are struggling with how best to help their surviving son cope. For now, they are all dealing with their grief by shedding tears, they said. "He says he wanted another brother because his brother died," Herrera said as he packed a suitcase in their wrecked home. As the family makes funeral plans, Josue promised never to forget David. "He's in the sky right now, just watching," Josue said. "I'm going to miss him a lot. But he's always going to be in here." The boy pointed to his heart. "He'll be with me in my dreams." PAGE 17


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ered by the New York Times told a crowd, “They write that it didn’t happen, that it’s a hoax….Then why are they here? Why are you listening to a liar, if I lie? They know something happened, and they know who did it.” What may or may not have happened to Brawley, however, doesn’t erase the fact that black women have long been victims of sex crimes. So much so that black women activists like Rosa Parks were among the many who spoke out and fought against it. Before that fateful day in 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on that bus in Montgomery, she, as Wayne State professor Danielle L. McGuire reveals in her important 2010 book, At the Dark End of the Street, which documents incidents of black women who were indeed abducted and raped in the South, had championed Recy Taylor. Taylor, a 24-year-old mother and sharecropper, was headed home following an evening service at Rock Hill Holiness Church in Abbeville, Alabama in 1944 when seven armed white men forced her into their vehicle and took her to a deserted grove of pecan trees where six of them raped her before leaving her on the side of a road. Rosa Parks was the NAACP representative who responded to the travesty in Abbeville. It’s the Recy Taylors that lent so much credence to Brawley’s story. What may have seemed fanciful to a lot of white Americans was completely within the realm of belief for far too many black Americans. The long historical record of sexual assault against black women by white men dating back to slavery is one of the primary reasons E.R. Shipp, a New York Times writer at the time who covered legal and was placed on the paper’s Brawley investigative team, believes that many black people so eagerly accepted Tawana Brawley’s story and, to this day, insist on its validity despite a grand jury’s findings. Shipp, a black woman from Georgia, says that Brawley’s story resonated with many of her black supporters “because they knew of instances themselves or they had known stories that had been passed down of such outrage. It was more easily believable because of history but Tawana turned out to have been a flawed example of what had gone on throughout history when it comes to black women’s sexual assault and the willingness of the justice system to provide justice, to allow justice.” Other factors in the Dutchess County area also helped make Brawley’s story viable, says Shipp, now a journalist in residence at the historically black Morgan State University in Baltimore. “It was believable in the Dutchess County area at the time because there had been some real racial unrest there, some of it connected to the fact that there were so many prisons being built in the area and…many of those new jobs were going to whites who had not had that much exposure to black people in their everyday world,” the Pulitzer Prize winner explains. “All they were seeing were the population that was typical of who was coming to prison and they began apparently to treat blacks as if they were all criminals or suspects anyway so there was racial unrest already afoot in that area and there had been some activity of wouldbe KKK folk so all of those things came together to form a collective memory of these kinds of injustices over the years.” Because 1988 was a presidential election year, with New York Governor Mario Cuomo’s name frequently raised as a potential contender, Shipp also thinks it was easier for Sharpton, Maddox and Mason to attract national attention, especially given the intense racial NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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tensions of the time. Les Payne, another Pulitzer Prize winner who oversaw the coverage for Newsday, while reporting on the incident himself to reveal the holes in Brawley’s story, cites additional factors like New York City’s polarizing mayor, Ed Koch, and an all-out New York newspaper war over why the Brawley story attracted headlines for nearly a year. “You had a very explosive, hot-tempered mayor, Mayor Koch,” says Payne. Plus, “there was a very hot newspaper war between the New York Post, the Daily News, the metro section of the New York Times and so there was a legitimate heated and hotly competed four paper battle for news and stories and primacy and I think that’s one of the things that fed [the Brawley story].” Aside from placing a spotlight on sex crimes committed against black women, the intense coverage of the Brawley case also highlighted the media’s ongoing lack of diversity, says Payne. “The media always has problems with black stories because they do not have sufficient black reporters. They do not have sufficient access,” explains Payne, a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists. “Many of the black reporters that they do have are distant themselves from what black history is about and what black current affairs are about.” That was certainly evident in the Brawley case, with many news organizations gathering up not just their black reporters but also, according to Shipp, realizing the need for younger reporters as well. The culture was rapidly changing in the state of New York and across the country. While the age-old atrocity of white men possibly raping a black woman and KKK activity were unfortunately not new, the Tawana Brawley story did shed light on new societal concerns around crack cocaine, the prison industrial complex and hip-hop culture. And, twenty five years later, those realities have not disappeared. Still, Brawley’s story, whether one believes it or not, continues to raise very legitimate questions about the justice system that have come up time and time again with the O.J. Simpson trial and even now with the Trayvon Martin case. “I guess Brawley maybe kind of paved the way for debate among blacks that became louder when the O.J. Simpson case emerged again challenging us to determine the credibility of the justice system and the ability of the justice system to treat fairly blacks who were victims of crimes and blacks who were the suspects in crime,” offers Shipp. Twenty-five years later, Brawley’s story remains an important cultural marker that cannot be ignored. “I think by negating her story or even by holding her up as the example of ‘oh you can’t trust a woman, you can’t trust a black woman who says she’s been raped by a white man,’” it deletes that whole history, that whole legacy that is at least a century old of white men assaulting and attacking black women with relative impunity,” says Wayne State professor Danielle L. McGuire. Because, as history has shown, there have been Tawana Brawleys for whom the American justice system has not and continues not to serve. And that’s why the Tawana Brawley story, flaws and all, will probably never go away

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As minority banks fail nationwide, experts question their relevancy From Madame Noire Business: Black-owned banks once offered financial credit and stability to the African American community. The Huffington Post found that the number of black-owned banks across the nation has decreased drastically. “In 1994, 54 such banks were identified by the FDIC; now there are just 28,” reports HuffPo. One city where minority banks have been hit hard is Chicago. According to Chicago Business, “Before the financial crisis that hit in 2008, the Chicago area was home to 17 banks owned by or focused on lending to minorities. Six since have failed, and five are saddled with so much in troubled assets that their futures are in question.” What remains are five banks catering to African Americans, one to Hispanics, and six to Asian Americans. But even these are struggling to stay open; two black-owned banks, Covenant Bank and Highland Community Bank, and one Asian lender, American Metro Bank, are trying to find funding in order to continue operating. The one remaining Latino bank, Aztec-America Bank, and another Asian bank, United Trust Bank, have high levels of troubled assets, which means they too might close their vaults. Among those that have already failed are ShoreBank, which had $2 billion in assets and was one of the city’s most active lenders catering mainly to African Americans, and $1.6 billion-asset Mutual Bank of Harvey, an IndianAmerican-owned bank.

needs of the communities in which they are located. They leverage deposits and support the formation and development of emerging enterprises that will produce jobs and improve the economic landscape of our communities,” she writes in The Grio.

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Minority banks have been reaching out to larger institutions for financial help. Goldman Sachs, for example, recently bailed out Harlem’s Carver Bankcorp. And, financial writer Suzy Khimm blogs in the Washington Post, Face-

book’s IPO included minority- and women-owned banks as underwriters. But the key for minority banks to survive, suggests Khimm is “[t]hey need to regain that trust to serve, or other locally minded institutions might displace them.” Want to support a minority owned bank? Check out Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) list of Minority- and Women-Owned Banks.

Besides the recession, other experts say minority banks are failing because they aren’t needed. “While most bankers and business leaders in minority neighborhoods of Chicago believe that loans are hard to obtain in those areas, both for businesses and consumers, they don’t all see the minority banks moving aggressively to provide that credit,” notes Chicago Business. During the 1960s and 1970s, nonwhite borrowers had trouble obtaining loans, so minority banks cropped up to fulfill these financial needs. But because of the federal Community Reinvestment Act, a 1977 law that requires banks to lend in less-advantaged areas of their communities, this is not as of much an issue anymore. But Monique Morris, NAACP Vice President for Economic Programs, argues that black-owned banks are still necessary. “The role for black-owned financial institutions is the same as it has always been — to support the financial NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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ASK LISA-ANNE To spank or not to spank? Q. My son has behavior problems. At home we spank him and it usually works. I am tired of his school calling me everyday to tell me about his behavior. His teacher said that she can not spank my son. I feel that this is what is wrong with our schools and society today. Why are schools opposed to spanking children? Is it against the law to spank my own son? A. Wow! You have sparked a debate that has been going on for years. To spank or not to spank; that is the question. First let’s talk about your son. All children misbehave from time to time. Children who are in constant trouble need intervention. Children misbehave because they are scared, angry, depressed, or have a behavior disorder. You need to have him evaluated by the school psychologist and a neurologist to rule out a behavior disorder that your son may not be able to control like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-ADHD. What is Corporal Punishment? The Wikipedia.com website defines it as the deliberate infliction of pain intended to punish a person or change his/her behavior. School Law States: Each state in America has its own Education Laws! Your next issue is corporal punishment in schools. Believe it or not, there are states that permit corporal punishment in their school systems however, New York is not one of them. According to the New York State School Law, 30th edition, p. 453, no teacher, administrator, officer, employee, or agent of a school district may use corporal punishment against a student. Corporal punishment is described as any physical force upon a student for the purpose of punishing that student. This law has not been amended as of November, 2012. Your son’s teacher is correct. She is not allowed to spank your son and you should not want her to. According to researchers at the www.stophitting.com website, every industrialized country in the world now prohibits school corporal punishment except the USA and Australia. In the USA the following states allow corporal punishment in the schools: Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and South Carolina. All other states have banned it or have restrictions. Why has corporal punishment been banned in most school systems? Here are a few reasons:  Corporal punishment was disproportionately used on African-Americans, poor children, immigrant children, children with disabilities, and boys.  It perpetuates a cycle of abuse. It teaches children to hit someone smaller and weaker when angry.  It can easily be abused. Children’s deaths have occurred as a result of corporal punishment.  Educators and school boards are sometimes sued due to corporal punishment in their schools.  Corporal punishment is often not used as a last resort. It is often the first approach for minor misbehaviors.  Schools that use corporal punishment often have poorer academic achievement, more vandalism, truancy, pupil violence, and higher drop out rates.  Many alternatives to corporal punishment have proven their worth. Of course many people believe strongly in corporal punishment and nothing will change their minds. However, parents must rememNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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ber that when they use corporal punishment as their only method of discipline, there is a probability that a spanking will escalate into a beating when they are angry at a stubborn child. This may result in cuts or bruises on a child. If a child goes to school with cuts or bruises, educators must and will call CPS (Child Protective Services). CPS will come to the school to interview the child and visit the home. Your children could be removed from your home and placed in foster homes and you could be arrested. Is It Against the Law to Spank Your Child? Is it against the law to spank your child? No. Many new immigrant families find themselves in trouble with the law because they didn’t know the laws that govern corporal punishment as acceptable practices vary from state to state and country to country. There are two bodies in New York State that deal with child abuse and maltreatment of children. They are Social Services Law and the Family Court Act. Some offenses are criminal and are dealt with by the police and the district attorney. Child Protective Service specialists look for two things: marks and how often the child is spanked. It is not against the law to spank your children, however, you should not be doing it everyday and you can NOT leave a mark of any kind. This indicates that you have hit the child too hard or excessively. What’s a Parent To Do? What is really wrong with society is that we have told parents that they should not spank or limit spanking their children. However, we have not taught them about other effective discipline methods nor how to use them. I think that while a woman is pregnant, she and her partner should be required to attend a certain number of parent training workshops just like women attend Lamaze classes. Research confirms what many parents instinctively feel when they don’t like to spank their child, but they don’t know what else to do. The latest research from Dr. Murray Strauss at the Family Research Laboratory affirms that spanking teaches children to use acts of aggression and violence to solve their problems. It only teaches and perpetuates more violence, the very thing our society is so concerned about. This research reports that children who have been spanked are more prone to low self-esteem, depression and accept lower paying jobs as adults. So, what do you do instead? Here are tips from the Positiveparenting.com website: 1 - Get Calm First, if you feel angry and out of control and you want to spank or slap your child, leave the situation if you can. Calm down and get quiet. In that quiet time you will often find an alternative or solution to the problem. 2 - Take Time for Yourself Parents are more prone to use spanking when they haven’t had any time to themselves and they feel depleted and hurried. So, it is important for parents to take some time for themselves to exercise, read, take a walk or pray. 3 - Be Kind But Firm Another frustrating situation where parents tend to spank is when your child hasn’t listened to your repeated requests to behave. Finally, you spank to get your child to act appropriately. Another solution in these situations is to get down on your child’s level, make eye contact, touch him gently and tell him, in a short, kind but firm phrase, what it is you want him to do. For example, “I want you to play quietly. 4 - Give Choices Giving your child a choice is an effective alternative to spanking. If she is playing with her food at the table ask “Would you like to stop playing with your food or would you like to (Continued on page 23)

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Freeport High School Students and Staff Lend a Helping Hand Freeport High School students and staff reacted swiftly and generously to establish a pre-Thanksgiving food and clothing drive to benefit those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Social studies coordinator Linda Hendrickson organized the Disaster Relief Distribution Center stationed in the school cafeteria. It was open after school from 3-6 p.m. on weekdays for nearly three weeks. Faculty and student volunteers helped with receiving, sorting and dispensing clothing, food and other donated supplies.

(Left to right) Freeport High School students Ariel Alas and Bianca Molina helped sort and fold clothing at the Disaster Relief Distribution Center housed in the school cafeteria.

The disaster relief center assisted hundreds of Freeport residents before it closed. Remaining items will be donated to other organizations assisting the community.

(Left to right) Freeport High School senior Diegori Lopez-Rodriguez and social studies coordinator Linda Hendrickson helped run the Disaster Relief Distribution Center in the school cafeteria. Hundreds of local residents came in for assistance.

(Left to right) Freeport High School math teacher Marie Melgar, language teacher Concepcion Riobo and lead nurse Sarah Collins-Molese volunteered their time at the Disaster Relief Distribution Center at the school. Hundred of local families benefited from the clothing and food that was collected from teachers, students and the community. Photos provided by Steve Kolodny/Syntax

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The Alpha College Tour—One of the “Go to High School, Go to College” Programs “

The Eta Theta Lambda Education Foundation, a nonprofit subsidiary of the Eta Theta Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., is currently preparing high school students to participate in its 2012 31st Anniversary GO TO HIGH SCHOOL, GO TO COLLEGE, HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE TOUR. This great opportunity for New York City area, Connecticut, New Jersey and other high school students to visit 15 outstanding Historically Black Colleges and Universities will begin on October 20, 2012, and end on October 27, 2012. The basic cost of the Tour is $625.00 and includes hotel accommodations and bus transportation for the week. In addition to the College Tour, participants can attend Leadership Development Workshops which focus on topics such as College Prep, Financial Literacy and Developing Study Skills & Academic Integrity. A Parent-Student Orientation session is required of all participants, and a post-trip debriefing for all participants is scheduled annually where a video of Tour highlights is finalized for production. In its 31th year, the Eta Theta Lambda Education Foundation conducts an invigorating College Tour, which will visit approximately 15 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This year's Tour will span five states over a seven-day period. Since 1981, the College Tour has assisted approximately 3,000 high school aged youths by helping them give serious consideration to their future educational pursuits. Chaperoned by members of the Eta Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and female volNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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unteers from our communities, the students who participate in the Tour can expect to meet with admissions officers of the schools visited, obtain applications and financial aid information, tour the campus environment, and meet with former students of the Tour to compare and share educational experiences. In addition, while on the Tour students will participate in youth development activities that foster leadership skills, as well as keep up with homework assignments. The itinerary for the 2012 College Tour is as follows (*itinerary subject to change): Morgan State University, Howard University, Bennett College, Johnson C. Smith University, Fisk University, Meharry Medical College, Tennessee State University, Claflin University, South Carolina State University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark-Atlanta University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, Hampton University, Virginia State University. We may be able to work into our schedule a pilgrimage to the recently dedicated MLK, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in DC, and a visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Atlanta. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (the nation's oldest Black Greek Letter Fraternity founded on a college campus) was founded in 1906 at Cornell University and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006. The Eta Theta Lambda Education Foundation's mission is to promote scholarship and academic achievement among African-American and Latino youths. Representatives from the College Tour Committee are available for presentations at schools, churches and community groups. For more information, contact the Eta Theta Lambda Chapter hotline at 516.733.0442 or via email ETLemail@aol.com, visit our website @ www.etlEducationFoundation.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Start early, secure your seat on The Alpha College Tour…for next year, the 2013 College Tour, the 32 nd . Call now!

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leave the table?” If the child continues to play with her food, you use kind but firm action by helping her down from the table. Then tell her that she can return to the table when she is ready to eat her food without playing in it. 5 - Use Logical Consequences Consequences that are logically related to the behavior help teach children responsibility. 6 - Do Make Ups When children break agreements, parents tend to want to punish them. An alternative is to have your child do a make-up. A make-up is something that people do to put themselves back into integrity with the person they broke the agreement with. 7 - Withdraw from Conflict Children who sass back at parents may provoke a parent to slap. In this situation, it is best if you withdraw from the situation immediately. Do not leave the room in anger or defeat. Calmly say, “I’ll be in the next room when you want to talk more respectfully. 8 - Use kind but firm action Instead of smacking an infant’s hand or bottom when she touches something she isn’t supposed to, kindly but firmly pick her up and take her to the next room. Offer her a toy or another item to distract her. 9 - Inform Children Ahead of Time A child’s temper tantrum can easily set a parent off. Children frequently throw tantrums when they feel uninformed or powerless in a situation. Instead of telling your child he has to leave his friend’s house at a moment’s notice, tell him that you will be leaving in five minutes. This allows the child to complete what he was in the process of doing. Please visit your son’s class unannounced and secretly view his behavior in the classroom. If all interventions fail have him evaluated by the psychologist at his school. You can also begin to use other methods like verbal praise for when he is behaving, set clear rules and clear consequences appropriate to his age, time out, take away privileges, games or toys, and use spanking as a last resort. You can get more information on discipline techniques from your school psychologist. You can also visit www.stophitting.com, and www.childprotectiveservices.com for more information.

FEMA Meets With Freeport Community Legislator Dave Denenberg hosted a Freeport Community Meeting with FEMA representatives to address the ongoing concerns of community members in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby was a guest at the meeting and was able to update Freeport neighbors on available assistance from the Town of Hempstead.

Lisa-Anne Ray-Byers is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who has worked in education for over two decades. She holds graduate degrees in speech-language pathology and multicultural education. She also holds certification in educational administration. She is the author of the books, They Say I Have ADHD, I Say Life Sucks! Thoughts From Nicholas and They S S Say I’m a St St Stutterer, But I S S Say Nothing! Meet Kelly and co-author of 365 Ways to Succeed With ADHD all available at her website. She is the Education Editor of the Community Journal newspaper in Baldwin, New York and a member of the National Education Writers Association. You may contact her at speechlrb@yahoo.com or by visiting her website at www.AskLisaAnne.com.

ATTENTION STUDENTS, PARENTS, AUNTS, UNCLES, GRANDPARENTS AND TEACHERS! IN AN EFFORT TO PRAISE AND ENCOURAGE OUR CHILDREN IN THEIR EDUCATIONAL ENDEAVORS, WE WOULD LIKE TO SPOTLIGHT A STUDENT A WEEK WHO HAS ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING SPECIAL IN SCHOOL!

graduated, won a certificate, passed an exam, written a poem, created or invented something, has significantly improved his/her grades, wrote a fantastic essay, joined the track team, sang a solo, has a part in a play or painted a beautiful picture, let us know and we’ll show him/her off in the paper! Contact Lisa-Anne Byers at speechlrb@yahoo.com

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The Magic of Gratitude Last Thursday on Thanksgiving Day millions of people rushed to the store in the hope of finding a bargain, it is sad that we are losing the true meaning of thanksgiving. Most people have a tendency to give thanks for one day a year, during thanksgiving and then they can’t wait to rush out to buy more stuff... more of whatever the manufacturers puts on sale.

Keeping a journal creates abundance, meaning the more thankful you are the more abundant your life will become. This year take time to journal and to practice meditation to live a more abundant and stress free life. Now is a good time to start no age limit.

No one can agree more this is the perfect time to express gratitude. Thanksgiving forces us to look within, to pay attention to all the good things that we take for granted daily. Writing down the things we are grateful for seems to lock it into our fiber, memory and feelings causing it to release more. Research shows that keeping a gratitude journal builds better health, relationship and appreciation. People who are grateful have a trend to approach life with more happiness and joy, and have more love for self and others. Begin and end each day with gratitude, starting your day with a simple thank you for the things you have not yet received, even ending the day in the same manner is beneficial. Writing things that you are grateful for in a journal is magical. I want to remind all of you to be thankful as you enter the holiday season, if you have a journal use it, if you don’t have one it is time to go shopping for a journal or a notebook as long as you log the things that you are grateful for. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

Practicing as little as three minutes of meditation daily have some good benefits  Enhanced immune system  Reduces stress  Increases energy  Calming effect  Peaceful mind  Helps overcome depression, anger, confusion and anxiety Disclaimer: This article is intended to provide general educational information. Information provided should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, you should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. This article is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical advice, and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider's judgment. Nor should readers rely upon my information if they might need emergency medical treatment. I strongly encourage readers to consult with a qualified health care professional for answers to personal questions. By writing this article I do not establish a doctorpatient relationship with the readers. The information and opinions expressed here are believed to be accurate, based on the best judgment available to the author, and readers who fail to consult with appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries. Your feedback and questions are welcome. For specific personal coaching, you can email Immacula Oligario directly at info@yesicandoit2.com or visit us online @ www.yesicandoit2.com PAGE 24


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theGrio’s healthy cooking series:

Chef Presceia O. Cooper For the past year, Presceia O. Cooper has worked as assistant general manager at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, an African-American restaurant in Boston. On the day-to-day, Cooper oversees kitchen operations. However, her true passion is cooking and she also serves as executive chef. “I enjoy creating recipes, doing some cooking myself, and doing the dessert specials. It’s a great opportunities to have my hands in both,” she says. Cooper also teaches healthy cooking to families for the Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Program. “In one class, we made fried chicken but it wasn’t really fried,” she explains. “We seasoned the chicken with salt and pepper, did an egg wash, then added corn flakes and baked that off.” Cooper says that this method provides a crunch without it actually being fried. “I think that’s a great substitute for those who want that crust on chicken without deep frying,” she adds. At Darryl’s, the chefs also regularly implement healthy cooking techniques. “We try to stay light on the butter and salt,” Cooper explains. “I’m actively trying to make sure that things are appropriately seasoned without being saturated in a lot of fat, especially since high blood pressure is big in our community. We use olive oil as opposed to butter.” NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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The restaurant also offers specials with various vegetables, like root ragu, as well as greens and salads. And, Presceia believes a key to healthy eating is moderation. “We should eat what is satisfying, and not just overeat because it’s there. [At Darryl’s], we’re good about our portions,” Cooper says. “I also use a lot of fruit. I like things to be fresh and seasonal. I’ll do a cobbler or banana pudding with fresh bananas.” Prior to her position at Darryl’s, Cooper worked as a baker at Babycakes, a bakery in Quincy, Mass. where she specialized in cakes. Although, she admits that it’s harder to substitute healthy ingredients when baking. “Baking is a science and the textures and flavors change when you’re not using traditional ingredients,” Cooper says. “The healthiest of people are still going toward the traditional baking goods. I think the trick is eating in moderation.” With respect to traditional African-American meals, Cooper shared with theGrio some tips making them a bit healthier.  Use brown sugar or raw sugar instead of regular sugar.  Use low-fat milk or low-fat cream instead of whole milk or heavy cream.  Opt for smoked turkey in collard greens instead of hamhocks or pig’s feet. “Another trick I learned is using smoked paprika without any meat,” she says. “It provides that smoky flavor while remaining a vegetarian dish.”  Adding a little hot pepper to collard greens adds robust flavor as well.  For baked macaroni and cheese, use whole wheat pasta, lowfat cheeses and milk  For sides, consider a green bean casserole or brussel sprouts with turkey bacon as healthier options. Dr. Tyeese Gaines is a physician-journalist with over 10 years of print and broadcast experience, now serving as health editor for theGrio.com. Dr. Ty is also a practicing emergency medicine physician in New Jersey. Follow her on twitter at @doctorty or on Facebook.

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Leon Walter Watts II Memorial Scholarship The Board of Trustees for the Leon Walter Watts Scholarship Fund hosted their 8th Anniversary Celebration honoring G. Arthur Blocker of Hempstead. The goal of the fundraiser is to create a Chair in Black Theology at Hood Theological Seminary in the name of Rev. Dr. Leon W. Watts II. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby presented a Certificate of Recognition to Mr. Blocker who has been an innovative and visionary director of the Men’s Ensemble at the Presbyterian Church of St. Albans. The Councilwoman also congratulated Jean Bligen, Chair of the event.

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Life Changing Words Moving Forward

Fearlessly 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” As we come to the close of this year 2008 it should make you reflect on some of your shortcomings in life and what can you do to improve them. When I began to think about it, mainly most of us deal with some type of fear. We fear we are not smart enough, cute enough, or rich enough so we don’t even try to achieve that which we desire. Fear has stopped many of us from moving forward into the things of God. Why? Because we have let situations, circumstances, rejections, and people dictate our lives instead of GOD… Fear will cause you to give up on something before you even get started and that is the devils biggest tactic he uses against us all. If satan can get you to fear he can also get you to fail. What do I mean by this statement? Simply this if you are too fearful to try; you will fail to succeed. See fear cause feelings of apprehension or uneasiness before you even attempt to do anything. It is in your very thoughts but what we have to realize is that it does not have to become a part of your actions. If you can push past your thoughts for just a minute you can push past your fears. There is a new year coming and so I challenge you to make an honest attempt to address your fears through faith in God and not by yourself. I guarantee (according to the word of God) that God will help you conquer your fears and direct you in the way that He would have you to go. For if we would use our power (strengths and abilities God gave us), Gods love (that was shown at Calvary) and our sane mind (the Mind of Christ) there would be nothing that we could not overcome or accomplish.

but one thing I know is we all can conquer our fears through faith in Christ. In 2009 start Moving Forward Fearlessly for if you fear less God will and shall move you forward … Merry Christmas to All… Prophetess Karen Deadwyler is a new author inspired by God. Her first book titled “His Miraculous Way” speaks of her victory through Jesus Christ. To inquire about her book or to send comments email her at kaynrony@yahoo.com or visit her website: www.godlypleasures.org She is the Visionary and founder of a women’s ministry called Willing Women of Worship Fellowship.

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Bill O’Reilly questions black reverends about conflicts between faith and Democratic party As Election Day draws closer, last-minute efforts have been made to sway any undecided African-American voters. On his show The O’Reilly Factor, political pundit Bill O’Reilly recently questioned whether black Christians could support the Democratic party in good faith, particularly regarding same-sex marriage and abortion. He used a video in which black religious leader Bishop E.W. Jackson of Virginia likens Planned Parenthood to the Klu Klux Klan as a point of reference when discussing the topic with two black reverends. Reverend Jacques Degraff and Reverend Michael Walrond weighed in on Jackson’s fiery oratory. “It is time to end the slavish devotion to the Democrat party,” said Jackson in the clip. “We as Christians ought to know better. Shame on us for allowing ourselves to be sold to the highest bidder.” When asked by O’Reilly about the legitimacy of Jackson’s criticisms, neither Degraff nor Walrond sided with the bishop’s stances, but instead decried his position as “venomous” and unconstructive. O’Reilly honed in on Jackson’s statements about the Democrats “embracing” Planned Parenthood, and the party’s abortion rights platform. “I think African-Americans are intelligent enough to make the decision,” said Degraff. “People like myself who feel differently about abortion don’t reject the Democratic party for one plank in its platform,” he added, to which O’Reilly retorted that abortion is “a big plank.” Walrond also addressed Jackson’s issue with modern-day gay rights NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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being compared to the 1960’s Civil Rights struggle, stating, “everyone’s oppression is unique.” As the discussion continued, it became more apparent that O’Reilly intended for his guests to agree that the Democratic party’s positions on social issues contradict the values and morals of Christians. “I’m a Catholic and it would be hard for me to see Jesus Christ walking into a Planned Parenthood clinic other than to try to convert them,” said O’Reilly in his closing remarks. He also noted that a “vibrant economy” ushered in by the Republican party would benefit African-Americans. Walrond, however, managed to get in the last word. “I think it would also be difficult for Jesus to walk through communities that have been ravaged by poverty,” he said, implying that the policies that perpetuate a poor underclass come from the GOP. In terms of religious faith, many African-Americans it seems are being encouraged to mix church and state when it comes to expressing their spirituality, even though this is against one of the founding tenets of our democracy. Blacks do tend to be traditionally Christian — and where we are not Christian, we might be part of a faith like Islam that similarly seems to be at odds with our culture’s secular values. And of course, many blacks are neither religious, nor devout. Despite this, how do you feel about the use of this blanket assumption by politicos to sway our community? Should leaders trying to attract blacks stay out of our religious lives as a matter of respect? The conflict over values that O’Reilly assumes the black community should have could be seen as an intrusion into a sacred sector of our lives — exploited for the GOP’s gain.

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Question: "Should a Christian run for political office?" Answer: Whether or not Christians should run for political office is one of those “hot-button” issues that provoke strong responses on both sides of the question. There are no direct references in the Bible to Christians running for political office. But there are Christian principles we can bring to bear on the decision whether or not to seek political office. Anyone considering running for office would do well to consider these principles and prayerfully seek God’s will for his/her own life. There is no doubt that countries where political officials are elected by the citizens are countries that promote freedom. Christians in many countries in this world are oppressed and persecuted, suffering under governments they are powerless to change and governments that hate their faith and silence their voices. These believers preach the gospel of Jesus Christ at risk of their own lives. In the U.S.A., Christians have been blessed with the right to speak about and choose their leaders without fearing for themselves or their families. The leaders we elect have great influence on our freedoms. They can choose to protect our right to worship and spread the gospel, or they can restrict those rights. They can lead our nation toward righteousness or toward moral disaster. Clearly, the more committed Christians that are part of government—whether at the local, state, or federal level—the more our religious freedoms will be guarded. Christians in politics can effect desperately needed changes in the culture. A prime example is William Wilberforce, a 19th century English politician who campaigned for decades to end the abominable slave trade that flourished at that time. His NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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campaign was eventually successful, and he is lauded today for his courage and commitment to Christian principles. At the same time, there is an old saying: “politics is a dirty business.” Politicians, even those with the best of motives, are in danger of being corrupted by a system that deals in power. Those in political office, especially at the federal level, are courted by those who hope to gain favor in an effort to advance their own agendas. Wherever money and power are concentrated, greed and covetousness are always nearby. There is great danger for Christians who are involved in worldly political systems, and great care must be taken to be in that world, but not of it. Perhaps nowhere in life is it more true that “bad company corrupts good character” (1 Corinthians 15:33) than in the seats of political power. Jesus said that His kingdom is not of this world (John 18:36). The kingdom of Christ is not connected with earthly political systems or national governments, all of which are in rebellion against God. The world Christians are to be concerned with is the spiritual realm, not the temporal. There is nothing wrong with Christians being involved in politics, as long as they remember that we are to be ambassadors for Christ on earth. That is our primary job description and our goal is to appeal to others to be reconciled to God through Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:20). So should a Christian run for political office? For some Christians, the answer is a definite no; for others, a definite yes. This is a personal decision that requires prayer and the wisdom only God can provide and which He promises to grant to those who truly seek it (James 1:5). Christian politicians must remember that their duty to the Lord must take precedence over the duties of their office. Paul tells us that whatever we do, we are to do it for the glory of the Lord, not our own (1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:17). If a Christian does seek office, it should only be if he/she can faithfully execute the duties of that office to the glory of God and without compromising Christian principles. PAGE 30


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CATCHING UP WITH PLAYERS On the eve of the opening of the high school basketball season, we decided to catch up with two ex Hempstead High hoop stars of a few years ago, Tu Holloway and Malik Stith. Holloway and Stith are legendary Hempstead talents – they lit up high school courts as well as the Kennedy Park gym during hot summer evenings and AAU venues across the country. Both young men are still playing the game they love in some form and doing their part to represent Hempstead and to set examples for young athletes by living the refrain, “Practice makes perfect.” Last year, Malik withdrew from St. John’s University, citing “personal” reasons. In August he enrolled at Fairmont State University, in West Virginia, where he is a starting point guard, running the NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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offense, averaging 14 points while leading the team to a 3-2 start. Stith is a senior at Fairmont; he has one year of eligibility left. Fairmont plays in the Mountain East Conference, which is composed mostly of West Virginia schools. It’s good to see Stith back in action. Tu Holloway, one of the most talented guards to ever play for Hempstead, graduated from Xavier in May with a Liberal Arts degree. Tu’s goal remains to make into the NBA. Sometimes young men are fortunate enough to take a direct route from college to the NBA but others take paths. Currently Tu is on his own unique path, signing with Aliaga Petkim in Turkey in early November, getting some valuable experience that will help him when he looks to still make it to the NBA one day…Hempstead High Varsity kicks off its season December 7 with a road trip to Massapequa. New dreams will be made, new goals set and new horizons reached. BJ Robinson PAGE 31


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Antron Brown becomes 1st black NHRA autoracing champion POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Antron Brown became the first black champion in any NHRA pro series when he won the Top Fuel title on Sunday at the season-ending event. Brown suffered minor burns to his hands when his engine popped in an opening-round loss during eliminations, then had to wait to celebrate his victory until the final, when teammate Tony Schumacher lost in a photo finish to Brandon Bernstein. “I feel so blessed to be in this moment right now and this is a big huge moment,” Brown said. “I am just glad we could bring it home for Don Schumacher Racing. To win the world championship the way the competition has been this year in Top Fuel and to run and compete how we’ve been doing all season long is just phenomenal. We all switched the lead back and forth a bunch of times. Is this really happening?” Brown led Schumacher, a seven-time champion, by 67 points at the start of Sunday’s eliminations. It looked as if Schumacher might take the title until he lost the final to Bernstein by eighth-thousandths of a second.

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pionship when he edged teammate Ron Capps by two points in one of the closest points margins in the history of the category. Top qualifier Capps lost a close semifinal round to rookie Courtney Force. Beckman was crowned champion before his semifinal against eventual race winner Cruz Pedregon. Beckman’s title gave team owner Don Schumacher both nitro trophies, duplicating his effort from 2005 when his son Tony won Top Fuel and Gary Scelzi took the Funny Car crown. Beckman, a cancer survivor, came on during the Countdown playoffs and moved into contention with a win at St. Louis. He took the points lead at the event in Reading, Pa. when he set a national performance record and was the No. 1 qualifier. The major historian of the sport and former drag racing school driving instructor was thrilled with the title. “You think about this, and you dream about this,” said Beckman, a cancer survivor. “It’s going to take me a while to wrap my head around this.” Pedregon, Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) joined Bernstein as race winners at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

When the win light went on in Bernstein’s lane, Brown was mobbed by his teammates, family and friends in a huge celebration at the starting line. “If I can be an inspiration for any of the kids out there who have dreams, any Americans, that’s all I want,” said Brown, who earned six victories in 11 final rounds and was top qualifier three times en route to his title. The NHRA has long been one of the most diverse series in motorsports. Shirley Muldowney was the first woman to earn a license from NHRA to drive a Top Fuel dragster and won three championships, and brothers Cruz and Tony Pedregon, who are of Hispanic descent, both won Funny Car championships. Earlier this season, Erica Enders became the first woman to win a Pro Stock event, beating four-time champion Greg Anderson in the finals at Route 66 Raceway. Also Sunday, Jack Beckman claimed the Funny Car world chamNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Milt Campbell, 1st black Olympic decathlon winner, dies

sity, was drafted in 1957 by the Cleveland Browns, where he played one season in the same backfield as Jim Brown. Campbell then played for various teams in the Canadian Football League until his football career in 1964.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Milt Campbell, who became the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play pro football and become a motivational speaker, has died, his family said. He was 78.

Campbell was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1999 and was honored this year by the International Swimming Hall of Fame. In 2000, the New Jersey Sportswriters Association named Campbell its New Jersey Athlete of the Century.

Linda Rusch, Campbell’s partner of 13 years, said Campbell died Friday at his home in Gainesville, about 55 miles northwest of Atlanta. She said he had been fighting prostate cancer for a decade.

In June, he was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame along with nine others, including actor Michael Douglas, author Joyce Carol Oates and the late New York Giants owner Wellington Mara.

“He was extremely disciplined,” Rusch told The Associated Press on Saturday. “He had huge passion. For you to win the gold you have to be so self-motivated and so self-disciplined. And you have to have a very strong mind.”

Linda Rusch said Campbell dreamed of being a great athlete as a young boy competing with his older brother, Tom.

“He literally had to train himself to have this incredible mind, to be such a positive thinker,” she added. “He carried that way of life throughout his whole entire being.” A native of Plainfield, N.J., Campbell was a rising high school senior when he won the silver medal in the decathlon at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, finishing second to Bob Mathias. The Americans swept the decathlon that year. Four years later, Campbell won gold at the Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. “World record holder Rafer Johnson was hampered by injury, but even in full health he probably couldn’t have beaten Milt Campbell in Melbourne,” according to The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics by David Wallechinsky.

“He actually would look at the ceiling and say ‘I am going to be the world’s greatest athlete’ every day,” she said. “He needed to beat his brother.” Rusch said Campbell became a motivational speaker, and maintained a positive outlook despite the loss of a son to cancer and as he himself fought the disease. In addition to Rusch, he is survived by three grown children. “Someone would say, ‘How are you feeling?’ He’d say, ‘Great,’” Rusch said. “He was such a fighter. And with this cancer, he tried to fight it until the end. For his wife. For his family. And for his friends.”

Campbell had hoped to qualify for the Olympic team as a hurdler, but he finished fourth during tryouts.

Rusch said Campbell was a whirlwind of activity — playing tennis as well as riding bikes, horses and motorcycles — until cancer treatment began slowing him down. She said the past year was a special one, with him being honored by the New Jersey and the International Swimming halls as well as being invited to attend the Olympic trials in Oregon.

“I was stunned,” Campbell said in the book. “But then God seemed to reach into my heart and tell me he didn’t want me to compete in the hurdles, but in the decathlon.”

“People called and said, ‘We need you out here,’” she said. “He didn’t get the recognition in the ’50s. He got it all this year and he died.”

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Did Wendy Williams fail to Jamie Foxx criticized after calling pay $419,000 to a Chinese Obama as ‘our Lord and savior’ Foxx quickly drew criticism from some Christians after he shoe manufacturer resulting in calledJamiePresident Barack Obama “our Lord and savior” during the 2012 BET Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas. kidnapping, protests? According to E! News, Foxx praised the re-elected president after

Things don’t work in China the way they work in the United he took the stage. The show, which aired on BET just this past SaturStates,” a lawyer representing a manufacturing company in China told day, had been taped only a few days after the 2012 election. New York’s Daily News about the strange case of Wendy Williams’s “It’s like church over here. It’s like church in here,” the Oscar shoe line. Called Adorn, the popular television host of her Wendy Williams Show had contracted the Chinese firm Max Harvest International winning actor told the audience. “First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and savior Barack Obama.” Holdings to deliver 12,140 pairs of shoes. He then encouraged the crowd to stand to their feet. While those The alleged failure of the talk in the audience cheered in response to Foxx’s comments, others found show host and her husband Kevin the remarks offensive. Hunter to pay the resulting $419,000 John Hayward, from conservative blog Human Events, wrote, bill has sparked a spiral of chaos that “Practicing Christians are not amused by the portrayal of modern is not typical of American business secular politicians as replacements for Jesus. But presumably their practices. feelings don’t count, because they won’t burn anything doing in outAssociates of the factory hired by rage.” Max Harvest to produce the shoes took aggressive action on two fronts Bill Donahue, the president of the Catholic League for Religious upon not receiving their remuneraand Civil Rights in the United States, released a statement in retion. Workers from the plant prosponse, writing, “Foxx’s epiphany is startling.” tested holding aloft a giant red banner In the statement, Donahue refers to a 2011 red carpet interview demanding that Williams, by name, during which Foxx admits to not knowing what God means to him. “Pay us now.” Fists held in the air in a gesture reminiscent of a black “It just goes to show that even though Obama did not succeed in power salute, the stiffed workforce stood shoulder to shoulder with stopping the oceans from rising (as he promised to do in 2008), he shopping bags bearing Wendy’s Adorn logo held to their chests like succeeded in convincing Jamie Foxx, and no doubt legions of others, breast plates. that God exists,” he wrote. Additionally, the owner of the shoe plant kidnapped a Max Harvest manager in retaliation. “The kidnappers held the man for two weeks before releasing him shaken but unharmed,” the Daily News reports. The Hong Kong couple that owns Max Harvest International Holdings have fled their city and wish to remain anonymous according to sources. Speaking through their Los Angeles-based attorney, the pair related their intention to sue Williams in Manhattan Supreme Court if the star does not pay her bill soon. The lawyer claims her clients have been trying to resolve this matter for months. Representatives of Wendy Williams were contacted by theGrio for comment, and did not respond to messages in time for publication. Williams declined to comment to the Daily News. ONLINE EDITION

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Nick Minaj blasts Steven Tyler over ‘racist’ comment Nicki Minaj has lashed out at former American Idol judge and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler over remarks he made, which the rapper deemed racially insensitive. In an interview with MTV, Tyler questioned Minja’s ability as a judge to nurture and get the best of contestants. “If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield! Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips. Just saying,” said Tyler. The rapper responded to Tyler’s comments with a series of tweets, calling the statement “racist” and telling the rocker to “go f**k [him]self” in another tweet. Minaj’s tweet response to Steven Tyler Tyler also criticized the Minaj and Mariah Carey for their public feud because he felt the two were putting personal matters over their roles as judges on the show. “I know that they’ve got something going on on the judges’ panel, [and] it shouldn’t be that, it should be just the opposite: They should have something going on, which is called ‘camaraderie’,” said Tyler. “They should have something going on so thick and beautiful that they can lay it over the new talent that’s trying to birth itself. It needs to be birthed, not judged by ‘entertainment’ factors, it needs to be judged by people that [are] honest, true, that have the ‘it’ factor. Not the ‘it’ factor because they can fight. The f**k is that all about?” Minaj and Mariah made headlines when they were both recorded on a camera phone in a heated argument behind the scenes of American Idol, an incident that Carey’s husband, Nick Cannon, believes Idol producers were using for publicity.

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Mike Tyson takes one-man show on national tour After a limited run on Broadway, Mike Tyson is taking his one-man show on the road. The stage play, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, will kick off its 10-week national tour in February 2013, stopping in over 36 cities including Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. “I’m excited to take [the show] on tour and share it with my fans across the country,” Tyson said in a statement. “Undisputed Truth is my story — I’m giving my all. I’m proud to take the show nationwide.” According to the official site, the show, directed by Spike Lee and written by Tyson’s wife Kiki, is a “rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most complicated men ever to wear the heavyweight crown.” “In the beginning, she painted me too soft,” Tyson told the Chicago Sun-Times about his wife. “I told her ‘this is not me. This is not the man you fell in love with. Just like we have to be honest with one another to make a great relationship, we have to be honest with the audience to make a great story. They already know the story. You can’t fool them.” Kiki told the newspaper she initially decided not to include more painful material until her husband convinced her otherwise. “Originally I didn’t put the Robin [Givens] story in,” she said. “My natural inclination was to protect him. But he said that if this is truly going to be Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, we have to talk about Robin. He was right.” Tyson has had cameos in feature films The Hangover and The Hangover 2, but he says he enjoys performing on stage the most. “It’s instant gratification. With a live audience, they can connect with me more and I know they’re enjoying it,” he said. The tour will kick off at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis on February 12. PAGE 4


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Comedian Katt Williams allegedly leads police on a tricycle chase in Sacramento Comedian Katt Williams is under investigation after allegedly leading Capitol Protection CHP officers on a hot pursuit chase in downtown Sacramento on Sunday, according to TMZ. Williams was spotted driving down K Street when he almost hit five pedestrians on a tricycle. Officers are not amused by the incident, and this most recent escapade could land the comedian behind bars in a Sacramento jail cell. Sacramento police were first called to the Hyatt hotel Sunday afternoon after a complaint was received that Williams was disturbing the peace. Police arrived and decided not to file charges at that point.

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his clothes off, and attempted to fight at least three audience members,” according to the suit. The show went on to end within ten minutes of it beginning. On November 15th, Williams made headlines for reportedly getting arrested in Oakland, California for his alleged involvement in a club fight. Earlier in November, Williams was arrested and charged with burglary and criminal trespassing of a Georgia home, according to Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Major James Yarbrough. Finally, on October 17th Williams was arrested for one of several gun violations he’s racked up, this one outside of Supper Club in Los Angeles earlier that morning. Williams now faces jail time, multiple lawsuits and an image in serious need of rehabilitation.

Later in the day, Williams went on to ride his motorized tricycle down the L Street sidewalk and when officers tried to pull him over, he turned down a section of K street closed to traffic. The comedian just narrowly missed hitting pedestrians and continued down the blocked-off street. Around 10th and L street Williams reportedly stopped his bike, took off his helmet, turned around and yelled, “I’m not going to stop!” Williams went on to drive down Capital Street at speeds up to 35 mph when CHP called off the pursuit for safety reasons. Williams now faces the possibility of felony evasion. This particular incident comes as no surprise, as the comedian has been involved in a number of altercations recently.

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Rev. Run promotes his weight loss; advocates for diabetes Run-D.M.C. co-founder Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons’ recent weight loss for a concert has inspired him to keep up with the diet and exercise routine, not just to look and feel good, but to combat what he says is his higher-than-average risk for Type 2 diabetes. Simmons started his weight loss regimen because he was headlining the 7th Annual Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas with Darryl “D.M.C” McDaniels, and said he felt good and had a lot of energy. Simmons has dropped 22 pounds so far, and he told Huffington Post, “I just did a concert with D.M.C. after 13 years, and after losing some pounds for that, I felt really good … We got good reviews for having lots of energy on stage and I realized that if I’m going to continue to do shows … I gotta be in Mick Jagger-type of condition.” At 48, Simmons said he’s getting up there in age and needs to be more health conscious because his father developed diabetes in his older age. Although Simmons is in part motivated by the history of diabetes in his family, Jeannette Jordan, a diabetes educator who works for Novo Nordisk’s “Ask. Screen. Know.” says that diabetes being hereditary is a myth. Ask.Screen.Know. is a national program that advoONLINE EDITION

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cates for early diabetes screening and detection and Simmons is an ambassador for the initiative. Though he mentions relying on to his brother, Russell Simmons, and his daughter daughter Angela Simmons for support, Rev. Run added, “My dad had diabetes, so it doesn’t mean just because Russell stands on his head and does yoga, and Angela’s in perfect health that they don’t have it.”

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Chicago teacher headed to ‘Jeopardy!’ finals This 1890 piece was named for a Verlaine poem that begins ‘Your soul is as a moonlit landscape fair.’” You may not know the answer, but 28-year-old Chicago AP History teacher Colby Burnett got it right and now he’s headed to final rounds of the Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament. According to the Huffington Post, Burnett, who teaches at Fenwick High School, won the semi-final round Friday after answering, “What is ‘Clair de lune?’” Jeopardy! describes the tournament as a two-week competition among fifteen of the country’s brightest educators. The winner of the final round next week will take home $100,000 and secures a spot in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. “Teachers play such an important role encouraging and motivating our students to reach their full potential,” said executive producer Harry Friedman. “This tournament gives them a chance to shine and reminds us how imperative good educators are in shaping the future of our children.” According to the Chicago Tribune, Burnett is a self-proclaimed trivia buff and a former scholastic bowl competitor. Also an alumni at Fenwick, Burnett said if he wins the grand prize, he’ll buy a home for his mother who worked the night shift to pay for his high school tuition. “My mother has sacrificed so much and never complained,” he told the Chicago Tribune. “If I could repay that in kind, that’d be great.” He also said he’s more excited than nervous for the opportunity to be on the show. “If I walk away knowing I did the best I could, I’ll be happy,” he said. Burnett will compete against teachers from Charlottesville, Virginia and Montgomery, Alabama on Monday and Tuesday for the grand prize.

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Mangano Announces Holiday Celebration Calendar of Events East Meadow, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the dates of the annual Nassau County holiday events and celebrations. “I invite residents and visitors to pause their busy schedules to enjoy Nassau’s wonderful holiday celebrations,” said County Executive Mangano. “As we approach this holiday season, I encourage all that are able to participate in the Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive to bring a new unwrapped toy to one of the convenient locations around the county, and bring a smile to a child’s face this holiday season.” Nassau’s Holiday Celebration Calendar of Events: Now – December 20th: Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive Now – December 17th: Mail Your Letters to Santa December 1st at 1:00 p.m.: Santa in the Park at Wantagh Park Community Clubhouse December 1st at 7:00 p.m.: Holiday Spectacular at the Butler Building at Mitchel Athletic Complex December 2nd at 12:00 p.m.: Gingerbread University at Old Bethpage Village Restoration December 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th at 5:00 p.m.: “Candlelight Evenings” at Old Bethpage Village Restoration December 10th at 6:00 p.m.: Menorah Lighting in Eisenhower Park with Rabbi Perl of Chabad of Mineola December 11th at 6:00 p.m.: Tree Lighting in Eisenhower Park December 27th at 12:00 p.m.: Kwanza Celebration at Roosevelt (Continued on page 11)

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“REASONABLE THINKING” By Jim Reed I pray that all of you will be able to recover from this horrible disaster called SANDY. I am sure that our lives, actions and thoughts will be changed forever. Our challenges will make us stronger, however, I’m sure that such devastation never entered our minds, not in our wildest dreams. Stay strong and pray to the Lord for his intercession and assistance. I had the great fortune to attend the celebration of the 39th Anniversary of the founding of the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. held at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building in Mineola. A rather large gathering came to join with Curley M. Dossman, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. which boasts 118 chapters and over 10,000 members who strive to improve the quality of life in our communities and enhance the educational and economic opportunities for African Americans. The organization has more than 100,000 youth participants annually in its mentoring and youth development programs. Their emphasis in youth is well-placed and quite admirable. Following the program, aptly handled by my good friend, Ray Thomas, a feast was catered by Garden City Pizza, and sponsored by TD Bank. Yaay! VERIZON is not charging customers for call service between October 29th + November 16th, AUTOMATICALLY!!! Does not include data. Check your cell phone company. With some phone services, you have to ask or you won’t get. I understand that Sprint is giving a 50% discount on your monthly bill during SANDY disruption. Also check with your Cable service for credit. Mortgage Help on December 15: On Saturday, December 15, 2012, Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center, 1196 Prospect Ave.Westbury, NY 11590, 10:00am – 7:00pm Several of the nation’s largest mortgage companies and local, HUD-approved, non-profit ONLINE EDITION

housing counselors will be on-site to work one on one with homeowners to assist them with any mortgage challenges they are currently facing. Attached is a video showing The Salvation Army's relief efforts in the aftermath of hurric a n e S a n d y . http://samedia.org/media/ Donations gratefully accepted: The Salvation Army, 65 Atlantic Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11550 Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc., a major maker of generic Lipitor, has issued a massive recall of the cholesterol-cutting tablets, which may be contaminated with tiny glass shards. The recall covers 41 lots of atorvastatin, the generic version of Lipitor. Each lot contains thousands of pills. The recall includes 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg dosages. It does not include 80 mg atorvastatin tablets. BREAST CANCER??? Now, a new scientific study has confirmed that most women "diagnosed" with breast cancer via mammography never had a cancer problem to begin with! 93% of "early detection" has no benefit to the patient. That's the conclusion of a groundbreaking new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Free Legal Clinic for Seniors The Nassau County Bar provides free monthly legal consultation clinics for Nassau residents 65 or older. Seniors have the opportunity to meet with an atty who volunteers to provide a half-hour private consultation on any topic of concern. The next Free Clinic will be held Thurs, Dec 13, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at NCBA, 15th and West Sts, Mineola. Registration 516747-4070 HARLEM — Harlem's police precincts are now headed by African American commanding officers for the first time ever. The landmark lineup was completed when transit cop Captain Steven Griffith recently took charge of West 126th Street's 26th Precinct. He joined Deputy Inspector Kevin Williams at the 28th Precinct, Deputy Inspector Ruel Stephenson at the 30th, and Inspector Rodney Harrison at the 32nd.

5-Hour Energy Drinks -- If you’ve used 5-hour Energy drinks, then you know just how well they work in terms of providing a quick caffeine jolt. according to the FDA, those tiny orange and yellow bottles may have caused 13 deaths and made 33 people seek hospital care. The makers, Living Essentials, said it hasn’t seen any proof that would suggest its product has caused the death or hospitalization of anyone. Suffocation, Entrapment Risks Prompt Recall of PeaPod Travel Tents. Children can become trapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent and suffocate. DiNapoli Cautions New Yorkers To Read Fine Print When Purchasing Holiday Gift Cards. State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli urged New Yorkers to pay special attention to fees and expiration dates when purchasing gift cards as holiday gifts. A day of music, art, dance, drama, crafts on Sunday, December 2, Noon to 5pm, at Hofstra University's Student Center Theater. Join us to support the work of The Interfaith Nutrition Network (The INN,) to help the hungry and homeless on Long Island at this particularly difficult time of year. F a c e b o o k . c o m / artforhungerssake.

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Field Mall (Macy’s; southeast side of mall) Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive drop-off boxes for new, unwrapped toys will be located at the following Nassau County locations through December 20th: East Meadow: · Eisenhower Park, Main Lobby of Administration Building · 100 Carman Avenue, Main Lobby of Corrections/Sherriff’s Department Mineola: · One West Street, Main Lobby · 1550 Franklin Avenue, Main Lobby of Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building · 1490 Franklin, Nassau County Police Department, 2nd Floor Training wing · 240 Old Country Road, Main Lobby · 262 Old Country Road, Main Lobby of District Attorney’s Office · 400 County Seat Drive, Nassau County Probation Department, Director’s Office · 200 County Seat Drive, Main Lobby of Consumer Affairs Westbury: · 1194 Prospect Avenue, DPW/Fire Marshal, 2nd Floor Reception Hempstead: · 40 Main Street, in front of Suite C Office · 16 Cooper Street, Main Lobby of Traffic and Parking Violations Agency Uniondale: · 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Department of Social Services, outside cafeteria · 106 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Health Department, kitchen Colorful red and green “Mail Your Letters to Santa” mailboxes will be accessible from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily at the administration buildings of the following parks: · Cantiague Park in Hicksville (571-7056)

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.Mangano Announces “Mail Your Letters to Santa” Program at County Parks Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the children of Nassau County will once again be able to send their holiday lists directly to Old St. Nick at the North Pole via a special network of Santa’s Mailboxes at Nassau County Parks, beginning Monday, November 17th through Friday, December 17th. All children who send letters to Santa will receive a reply in the form of a “Santa-Gram” from the North Pole, with Santa’s elves at the Parks Department pitching in to send cheery but noncommittal letters in response to children’s letters. To assure a reply, each letter must contain the child’s name and address, written legibly. There is no postage necessary for the Santa letters. The “Santa-Grams” will be sent before the holiday. Colorful red and green mailboxes will be accessible from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily at the administration buildings of the following parks: Cantiague Park in Hicksville, (571-7056); Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn-North Hills, (571-8113); Grant Park in Hewlett, (571-7821); Rev. Arthur Mackey, Sr. Park in Roosevelt, (571-8692); Wantagh Park in Wantagh, (571-7460); and at Eisenhower Park’s Special Activities Building at Parking Field No. 8, (572-0348); and the Nassau Aquatic Center at Parking Field No. 1A, (572-0501). The letters can also be dropped off at the Parks Department’s Administration Building in Eisenhower Park, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., (572-0396). For more information about Santa’s mailboxes, please call (516) 572-0396 weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., or visit Park’s Department website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

· Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn-North Hills (571-8113) · Grant Park in Hewlett (571-7821) · Rev. Arthur Mackey, Sr. Park in Roosevelt (571-8692) · Wantagh Park in Wantagh (571-7460) · Eisenhower Park’s Special Activities Building at Parking Field No. 8, in East Meadow (572-0348) · Nassau Aquatic Center at Parking Field No. 1A, in East Meadow (572-0501) · Nassau County Parks Department’s Administration Building in Eisenhower Park, in East Meadow (572-0396); Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. All children who send letters to Santa will receive a reply in the form of a “Santa-Gram” from the North Pole, with Santa’s elves at the Parks Department pitching in to send cheery but noncommittal letters in response to children’s letters. To assure a reply, each letter must contain the child’s name and address, written legibly. There is no postage necessary for the Santa letters. The “Santa-Grams” will be sent before the holiday. For more information about the Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call: (516) 572-0200 or visit: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

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LISA LAMPANELLI FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 at 8 PM Tickets are $49.50

PAUL ANKA CHRISTMAS MY WAY SAT. DECEMBER 1 at 7 PM Tickets are $149.50, $79.50, $59.50 and $39.50

SUPER DIAMOND-Neil Diamond Tribute Concert SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 at 8 PM Tickets are $29.50

CINDERELLA’S CHRISTMAS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 at 12 PM Tickets are $16.50 and $11.50 (Family Four Packs at $9 Per Ticket)

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B.B KING Special Guest Kerry Kearney SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 at 7 PM Tickets are $79.50 and $39.50

THE TEMPTATIONS & THE FOUR TOPS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 at 7 PM Tickets are $69.50 and $49.50

FATHER CHARLES & LAURIE MANGANO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 at 7 PM Tickets are $75.00 and $65.00

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE SATURDAY, MARCH 2 at 1 PM Tickets are $39.50 and $29.50

MARTINA MCBRIDE “THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS” FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 at 8 PM Tickets are $69.50, $49.50, $29.50

FITINGO MUSIC presents An Evening of Sophisticated Soul EN VOGUE & LILLO THOMAS SATURDAY, MARCH 2 at 8 PM

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RON WHITE: A LITTLE UNPROFESSIONAL SATURDAY, MARCH 16 at 8 PM Tickets are $52.75

MAX AND RUBY in the NUTCRACKER SUITE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 at 1 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 at 4 PM Tickets are $49.50, $39.50 and $19.50 WAYNE NEWTON HOLIDAY SHOW WED., DECEMBER 12 at 8 PM Tickets are $69.50, $49.50 and $39.50 THE IRISH TENORS starring Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, Ronan Tynan, The Premier Irish Holiday Celebration Tour THURS, DECEMBER 13 at 8 PM Tickets are $69.50, $49.50, $29.50 PAT COOPER, TONY DANZA, FRI., DECEMBER 14 at 8 PM Tickets are $69.50, $49.50 and $29.50 CHEF ROBERT IRVINE SAT., DEC. 15 at 8 PM Tickets are $149.50, $59.50, $39.50 and $29.50 THERESA CAPUTO SUN, DECEMBER 16 at 3 PM Tickets are $124.50, $79.50 and $59.50

DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA Starring Terry Johnson & THE FLAMINGOS Herb Cox & THE CLEFTONES Willie Winfield & THE HARPTONES JIMMY CLANTON Vito Picone & THE ELEGANTS THE KNOCKOUTS and THE BROOKLYN REUNION The Mystics The Passions – The Classics SAT, MARCH 23 at 7 PM Tickets are $59.50, $49.50 and $39.50 THE BEACH BOYS (featuring Mike Love & Bruce Johnston) THURSDAY, APRIL 4 at 8 PM Tickets are $49.50 and $39.50 TNA WRESTLING FRIDAY, APRIL 5 at 7:30 PM Tickets are $75, $54, $44, $24 JERRY LEWIS SATURDAY, APRIL 6 Tickets are $89.50 and $49.50 PAJANIMALS LIVE! PAJAMA PARTY SUN, APRIL 7 at 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM Tickets:$59.50, $39.50, $29.50 FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASON FRI, APRIL 12 at 8 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 13 at 8 PM Tickets are $71.50, $61.50, $46.50 LEWIS BLACK: THE RANT IS DUE FRI, APRIL 26, 8 PM SAT, APRIL 27 at 8 PM Tickets: $59.50, $49.50

JERRY SEINFELD—SANDY STORM RELIEF BENEFIT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 at 7 PM Tickets are $89 and $76 (Limited number of VIP Meet & Greet Tickets Available at $1500)

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POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER SATURDAY, MAY 11 at 1 PM Tickets are $39.50, $29.50 and $19.50

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KENNY ROGERS “CHRISTMAS & HITS” SUN, DECEMBER 23 at 7 PM Tickets are $79.50, $49.50 and $39.50 JACK HANNA’S INTO THE WILD LIVE! SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 at 1 PM Tickets are $49.50 to $59.50

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Throughout the 1990's as well as the 1980's, 1970's, 1960's and 1950's, there has been only one King of the Blues - Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since B.B. started recording in the late 1940's, he has released over 60 albums many of them considered blues classics, like 1965's definitive live blues album "Live At The Regal", and 1976's collaboration with Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Together For The First Time". Over the years, B.B. has had two number one R & B hits, 1951's "Three O'Clock Blues", and 1952's "You Don't Know Me", and four number two R & B hits, 1953's "Please Love Me", and 1954's "You Upset Me Baby", 1960's "Sweet Sixteen, Part I", and 1966's "Don't Answer The Door, Part I". B.B.'s most popular crossover hit, 1970's "The Thrill Is Gone" went to #15 pop. But B.B. King, as well as the entire blues genre, is not radio oriented. His classic songs such as "Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss", "Caldonia", " How Blue Can You Get", "Everyday I Have The Blues", and "Why I Sing The Blues", are concert (and fan) staples. Riley B. King was born on September 16, 1925, on a cotton plantation in Itta Bene, Mississippi, just outside the Mississippi delta town of Indianola. He used to play on the corner of Church and Second Street for dimes and would sometimes play in as many as four towns on a Saturday night. With his guitar and $2.50, he hitchhiked north to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1947 to pursue his musical career. Memphis was the city where every important musician of the South gravitated and which supported a large, competitive musical community where virtually every black musical style was heard. B.B. stayed with his cousin Bukka White, one of the most renowned rural blues performers of his time, who schooled B.B. further in the art of the blues. B.B.'s first big break came in 1948 when he performed on Sonny Boy Williamson's radio program on KWEM out of West Memphis. This led to steady performance engagements at the Sixteenth Avenue Grill in West Memphis and later to a ten minute spot on black staffed and managed radio station WDIA. "King's Spot", sponsored by Pepticon, a health tonic, became so popular that it was increased in length and became the "Sepia Swing Club". Soon, B.B. needed a catchy radio name. What started out as Beale Street Blues Boy was shortened to Blues Boy King, and eventually B.B. King. Incidentally, King's middle initial "B" is just that, it is not an abbreviation. In the mid-1950's while B.B. was performing at a dance in Twist, Arkansas, a few fans became unruly. Two men got into a fight and knocked over a kerosene stove, setting fire to the hall. B.B. raced outdoors to safety with everyone else, but then realized that he left his $30 guitar inside, so he rushed back inside to retrieve it, narrowly escaping death. When he later found out that the fight had been over a woman named Lucille, he decided to give the name to his guitar. Each one of B.B.'s guitars since that time have been called Lucille. Soon after his number one hit, "Three O'Clock Blues", B.B. began touring nationally, and he has never stopped, performing an average of 125 concerts a year. In 1956 B.B. and his band played an astonishing 342 one night stands. From the chitlin circuit with its small town cafes, ghetto theaters, country dance halls, and roadside joints to jazz clubs, rock palaces, symphony concert halls, college concerts, resort hotels and prestigious concert halls nationally and internationally, B.B. has become the most renowned blues musician of the past 60 years.

Monday", and that was the prettiest sound I think I ever heard in my life. That's what really started me to play the blues". Over the years, B.B. has developed one of the world's most readily identified guitar styles. He borrowed from Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise vocal like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarist's vocabulary. His economy, his every note counts phrasing, has been a model for thousands of players including Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Jeff Beck.

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B.B.'s technique is nonetheless complex, featuring delicate filigrees of single string runs punctuated by loud chords, subtle vibratos, and "bent" notes. The technique of rock guitar playing is to a large degree derived from B.B.'s playing. In the army, B.B. was introduced to the music of such guitarists as Charlie Christian and T-Bone Walker. "I heard an electric guitar that wasn't playing spiritual", recalls B.B. "It was T-Bone Walker doing "Stormy ONLINE EDITION

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TIME MAGAZINE’s #1 Musical of the Year "Porgy and Bess is a glowing tribute to a phenomenal stage production that transcends time and race: polished, respectful and packed with the creme de la creme of Broadway talent." -BET The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess has triumphantly returned to Broadway, in an electrifying new staging as timeless as ever presenting themes that reflect the cultural landscape of America, featuring such legendary songs as "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Got Plenty of Nothing," plus a remarkable cast led by four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis, and twotime Tony nominee David Alan Grier. Experience the show TIME Magazine declares, "Exquisite, intimate and musically ravishing. A don't-miss theater event!" and The Associated Press calls,“A gorgeous version of The Gershwin Masterpiece!” “AN INDISPENSABLE TICKET! It’s hard to imagine any hurricane matching the tempest that is the extraordinary Audra McDonald.” -The New York Times “AS RAPTUROUS AS EVER! Norm Lewis is a revelation.” -USA Today “A luscious piece of musical Theatre! David Alan Grier is terrific!” -Newsday GET YOUR TICKETS NOW AND SAVE! Sunday through Friday performances: Orchestra & Front Mezz - $89(Reg. $139) Rear Mezz, Rows A to F - $69 (Reg. $87) Rear Mezz, Rows G & H $49 (Reg. $67) Saturday performances: Orchestra & Front Mezz - $99Reg. $139) Rear Mezz, Rows A to F - $69 (Reg. $87) Rear Mezz, Rows G & H $49 (Reg. $67) Three easy ways to get your discounted tickets: CALL 877-250-2929 and mention code: PBDWK Visit Ticketmaster.com and enter code: PBDWK Bring this e-mail to the Richard Rodgers Theater Box Office, (226 West 46th Street, between 8th Avenue and Broadway). Valid for performances through 7/8/12. Offer subject to availability and prior sale. Limit 12 tickets per order. Offer valid on select seat locations. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Offer may be modified or revoked at any time without notice. All phone and internet offers subject to standard Ticketmaster.com service fees. All above prices include a $2 facility fee. Not valid on previously purchased tickets and may not be combined with other offers. For group sales please call 718-703-2260 For more information, visit PorgyandBessonBroadway.com

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Actor Larry Hagman, TV's J.R. Ewing of 'Dallas,' dies Actor Larry Hagman played the iconic role of J.R. Ewing in television's "Dallas," which had been revived by the TNT network. He died Friday at 81. Larry Hagman, who created one of American television's most supreme villains in the conniving, amoral oilman J.R. Ewing of "Dallas," died on Friday, according to a co-star. He was 81. Hagman died at a Dallas hospital of complications from his battle with throat cancer, the Dallas Morning News reported, quoting a statement from his family. He had suffered from liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver in the 1990s after decades of drinking.

Linda Gray, who played J.R.'s long-suffering wife, Sue Ellen, was with Hagman in Dallas when he died, the actress' spokesman, Jeffrey Lane, said in an email. "Larry Hagman was my best friend for 35 years," Gray said in a statement. "He was the Pied Piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. He was creative, funny, loving and talented, and I will miss him enormously." Hagman's mother was stage and movie star Mary Martin and he became a star himself in 1965 on "I Dream of Jeannie," a popular television sitcom in which he played Major Anthony Nelson, an astronaut who discovers a beautiful genie in a bottle. "Dallas," which made its premiere on the CBS network in 1978, made Hagman a superstar. The show quickly became one of the network's top-rated programs, built an international following and inspired a spin-off, imitators and a revival in 2012. "Dallas" was the night-time soap-opera story of a Texas family, fabulously wealthy from oil and cattle, and its plot brimmed with back-stabbing, double-dealing, family feuds, violence, adultery and other bad behavior. In the middle of it all stood Hagman's black-hearted J.R. Ewing grinning wickedly in a broad cowboy hat and boots, plotting how to cheat his business competitors and cheat on his wife. He was the villain TV viewers loved to despise during the show's 356-episode run from 1978 to 1991. "I really can't remember half of the people I've slept with, stabbed in the back or driven to suicide," Hagman said of his character in Time magazine. In his autobiography, "Hello Darlin': Tall (and Absolutely True) Tales About My Life," Hagman wrote that J.R. originally was not to be the focus of "Dallas" but that changed when he began ad-libbing on the set to make his character more outrageous and compelling. 'WHO SHOT J.R.?' To conclude its second season, the "Dallas" producers put together one of U.S. television's most memorable episodes in which (Continued on page 35)

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New York, New York - Caribbean Born Author Pens Book Females Guide to Understanding Leadership PRLog (Press Release) - Aug 17, 2012 - New York, New York – Caribbean Born Author Dr. Neva Helena Alexander Pens Book Females Guide to Understanding Leadership. Women in Small Business are flocking to buy book Females Guide to Understanding Leadership written by Dr. Neva Helena Alexander. Dr. Neva Helena Alexander’s book helps readers harness their unique potential to become better leaders in new global arena that has emerged during the last decade. Women in Small Business are increasingly turning to leadership development in the new global marketplace and are planning to meet the new demands by sharpening their business acumen and skills in several critical areas. Leadership development has been pushed to the forefront as a means to topple the glass ceiling throughout the international arena. Book: Females Guide to Understanding Leadership ISBN No. 9781477487617 Author: Dr. Neva Helena Alexander Book Description: Females' guide to understanding leadership (Available on Amazon.com) This book is created from a female perspective for women around the world. Unlike many other books about leadership, this one combines practical experience from the classroom, boardroom, and research on women’s studies. The aim of the author is for females to become better leaders in the many avenues of their lives. This book helps you to understand the definition of leadership and you, how to lead with passion, being a critical thinker, groups and teams effectiveness, how to represent values to people, ethics, performance, strategic planning, the dynamics of working in the community, organization, behavior change leadership, gender and cultural influences on leadership, and the link between entrepreneurship and leadership. This book presents case studies to help readers better understand the book. This book will give you ONLINE EDITION

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an improve perspective on leadership. “This book is a must read for ladies who are leaders, in a leadership position and who aspire to be a leader of their community, business and organization. This book also include case studies, that would be a great guide for those who are business consultants/professionals and students who are studying business in college to gain knowledge. I had the opportunity of meeting Dr. Neva who is the author and having her speak at the Elevated Ladies Unite Women Executive Leadership Series. This book is for women that are looking to be educated, inspired and elevated”. Lithera Forbes, CEO & Founder, Elevated Ladies Unite. To purchase your copy(s) today log on to Amazon @ http:// www.amazon.com/Females-Guide-Understand and type in Females’ Guide to Understanding Leadership About: Dr Neva Helena Alexander - Dr. Neva Helena Alexander (Dr. Neva) is currently a faculty member at Prince Mohammad University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Coordinator for Core Humanities and Social Science in the College of Arts and Science. She received her doctorate in education leadership at Argosy University. She has her Master’s degree in Social Science from Long Island University and her Bachelor’s degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she majored in legal studies. Her research interest and specialty includes female leadership, leadership styles and entrepreneurship. Dr. Neva has organized networking events and public relations exposure for businesses and professionals who have been unable to exploit the many marketing opportunities on the internet, within their local communities, nationally and internationally. Dr. Neva has been driven by her passion for leadership, entrepreneurship and education. She was inspired by her mother, a single parent, who from humble beginnings was able to promote herself - through trial and error like most business owners. To tune in to an exclusive with Author Dr. Neva Helena Alexander click here @http:// www.blogtalkradio.com/don-durant/2012/08/17/spend-... To book Dr. Neva Alexander as a speaker or for interview inquiries you may contact Dr. Neva Helena Alexander @ neva@nevaalexander.com: or via telephone at 917-293-3984US or +966595399696KSA PAGE 24


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Veteran Educator Proposes a Way for Creating Smart Schools New book offers a process for the creation of smart or effective schools through the development and implementation of the Educational Instructional Coaching Model WESTBURY, N.Y. – According to John Dewey, education is not a preparation for life, but is life itself. As a veteran educator committed to public education, Dr. Judith Kronin pens Creating Smart Schools, a book that proposes a model that makes it possible for every student to attain a quality education. Ron Edmonds spoke in an uncompromising voice, “All children can learn.” Today, Kronin speaks with the same resounding spirit and says, “All educators can teach.” Creating Smart Schools is a book that offers a process for the creation of effective schools through the development and implementation of the Educational Instructional Coaching Model. This model, (EICM), will enable American students to earn top scores on the Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA). EICM evolved from research and a set of core beliefs, which include the following: The major goal of educators is to inspire students to become critical thinkers and independent learners. Educators must create environments of small learning communities where a major portion of instruction is devoted to problem solving. Educators must create lesson plans that inspire students to increase their enjoyment of good questions and help them work out their own understanding of “static” knowledge like mathematics, science, and reading. ONLINE EDITION

Teachers must design student-directed instructions. Educational reform is comprehensive and involves every member of the educational community. Instructional coaching, which requires mutual respect between a coach and teacher, is the cornerstone for improving classroom instruction. Made available through Xlibris, Creating Smart Schools is the guidebook to what every school needs for every student to attain quality education. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.Xlibris.com. About the Author Creating Smart Schools * by Dr. Judith Kronin The Education Instructional Coaching Model Publication Date: 2011 To purchase copies of the book for call (516) 333 - 1226. For more information, contact jkronin@verizon.com.

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NASSAU COUNTY FILM OFFICE Internships/Volunteer Positions Available at the Nassau County Film Office The Nassau County Film Office has nonpaying, part-time internships and volunteer positions available in our Mineola office. The Nassau County Film Office helps production companies find locations and services when they are filming in the Nassau County area. We work with major studio films, independent films, commercials, industrial videos and fashion photography. We work very closely with the Long Island Film/TV Foundation on producing the Filmmakers Connection Meetings and the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE). Some of our past interns have gone on to become Promotions Managers of local radio stations, lawyers at the State Attorney’s Office, Location Scouts, Placement Managers in the entertainment field, and other varied positions in the film and commercial industries. You must be good on the phone, computer literate and dependable. The Nassau County Film Office is open from Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:45 pm. We ask that you work 2 – 3 days within those days/hours. A successful internship can earn you a highly respected letter of recommendation, college credits, contacts in the film industry and possible job referrals. If you are interested in a career in the film/tv/ commercial industries, make yourself a more viable job candidate by learning what goes into a film shoot from the ground level up. We provide training. Please e-mail your resume and the days/hours you are available to dmarkowitz@nassaucountyny.gov. For further information, please contact Director Debra Markowitz at 516 571-3168 or e-mail to DMarkowitz@NassauCountyNY.gov. ONLINE EDITION

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Museum Mission Statement The mission of the African American Museum of Nassau County [AAM] is to provide programming and events that foster the intellectual development of community members and visitors with an interest in African-American art, history and culture. A primary goal is to disseminate the history of African-Americans on Long Island and the AfricanAmerican contribution to the social and cultural development of American society through material and visual culture. The AAM, located in

Hempstead, New York, opened in 1970, at the height of the black power movement, as the Black History Exhibit Center. It is the only African American history museum on Long Island, and is located to serve Nassau County’s largest African-American population. The museum is a multi-disciplinary cultural institution that provides art installations, historical exhibitions, film programs, community service events, and educational programming. This 6,000-square-foot facility, offers a rotating series of exhibits showcasing local and national African American artists. The African American Museum also houses the African Atlantic Genealogy Society. This organization provides workshops and individual research instruction in family genealogy. The museum has installed a new E-Learning Program that offers an innovative pedagogical approach, using subject headings relative to Americans of African descent, for conducting research on the internet. The AAM is currently working on methods to expand the community’s understanding of knowledge organization methods, literary warrant, and information retrieval and how these relate to African-American social history.

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THEATER WACKINESS ON THE LICM STAGE Are you suffering from holiday stress? The Long Island Children’s Museum has a solution— settle in to a comfy seat in the LICM Theater for a weekend of wacky fun. This weekend’s schedule includes circus pranks and a musical performance featuring some of the weirdest instruments you’ve ever see. Program & Performance Schedule – Dec. 18-23, 2012 Cup o’ Snow, Man! Tuesday, December 18 through Friday, December 21 from 2:30-4 p.m. Join us in the Inner Lobby to build your own snowman to take home. Bring to life a “cute as a button” pal with its own unique personality using cups and other fun materials! All ages. Free with museum admission. Language Immersion at LICM Tuesday and Thursday (December 18 & 20) from 11:30 a.m. to noon Children’s language skills develop rapidly, absorbing everything they hear. Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? Join us while we explore basic themes in French in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. This five week series will cover a different theme each week. A class project and song will be used each week to reinforce learning. Take home activities will also be distributed at the end of each class. (Spanish language classes will be offered January 8-February 7, 2013) Ages: 3-5. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members) Circus Renaldo Saturday, December 22 at 11 a.m.,1 and 3 p.m. Witness the juggling, ONLINE EDITION

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pranks, magic and humor of the Remarkable Renaldo, the ringmaster clown of Circus Renaldo. Renaldo has performed with the leading circuses around the world, including Big Apple Circus, Toronto’s Garden Brothers Circus, England’s Zippo’s Circus, SeaWorld in Florida, Circus Sarasota and the Royal Hanneford Circus. Come celebrate the holidays with humor. Renaldo’s alter ego, Al Calienes will be present too; signing copies of his children's story book "Renaldo Joins the Circus." Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission, $3 LICM members, $10 theater only. Hoot ‘n Annie Sunday, December 23 at 1 and 3 p.m. Hoot ‘n Annie have delighted audiences around the world with their mix of traditional American music, folk songs and humor. They are multi-instrumentalists and vocalists, who play 17 of America’s wackiest and weirdest instruments, many at the same time. Settle in and enjoy performances including the washboard, nose flute, slidewhistle, washtub bass and musical saw. We are delighted to bring them back to LICM as a delight for the whole audience. Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission, $3 LICM members, $10 theater only. New Exhibit - Building Boom with KEVA ® planks Through Sunday, January 6 Get ready to explore the simple and complex possibilities of construction as you move from the drawing board to the construction crew. Building Boom with KEVA® planks en-

courages you to conceive, then build, the design project of your dreams -- bridges, skyscrapers, castles, airplanes, trestles, spirals and more. You’ll develop a first-hand understanding of the physical forces at work in the design process as you apply principles of balance, proportion and geometry to your design. Building Boom with KEVA brings out the designer, architect and engineer in each of us as you problem solve and think in three dimension. Uniform in size, KEVA planks use only

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between art made by artists with and without mental disabilities. Visitors will learn to appreciate the work produced, regardless of the background of the artists who created them. Chaos and Containment will feature a selection of work s submitted through a request for artwork, as well as pieces created in art therapy workshop conducted by Ed Regensburg, ATR-BC, LCAT at Family Residences & Essential Enterprises (FREE). All ages. Free with museum admission. Early Childhood Programs Language Immersion Class: Tuesday and Thursday (November 13December 13) from 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. † stART (Story + Art): Tuesday to Friday from 12:30-1 p.m. † Music and Movement: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. -12 p.m. † Messy Afternoons: Saturday-Sunday, from 3:305 p.m. †Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members). Advanced sales are available for theater performances are available starting October 1, unless otherwise noted. Tickets may be purchased with a credit card (American Express, MasterCard or Visa) by calling (516) 224-5801 until 4 p.m. the day before the performance. There are no phone sales on the day of an event. Same day tickets may be purchased at box office on a first come, first serve basis. All advance tickets are non-refundable. All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission: $11 for adults and children over 1 year old, $10 seniors, FREE to museum members and children under 1 year old. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800. PAGE 34


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Ewing was shot by an unseen assailant. That gave fans months to fret over whether J.R. would survive and who had pulled the trigger. In the show's opening the following season, it was revealed that J.R.'s sister-in-law, Kristin, with whom he had been having an affair, was behind the gun. Hagman said an international publisher offered him $250,000 to reveal who had shot J.R. and he considered giving the wrong information and taking the money, but in the end, "I decided not to be so like J.R. in real life." The popularity of "Dallas" made Hagman one of the best-paid actors in television and earned him a fortune that even a Ewing would have coveted. He lost some of it, however, in bad oil investments be-

fore turning to real estate. "I have an apartment in New York, a ranch in Santa Fe, a castle in Ojai outside of L.A., a beach house in Malibu and thinking of buying a place in Santa Monica," Hagman said in a Chicago Tribune interview. An updated "Dallas" series began in June 2012 on the TNT network with Hagman reprising his J.R. role with original cast members Gray, who played J.R.'s wife, and Patrick Duffy, who was his brother Bobby. The show was to focus on the sons of J.R. and Bobby. Hagman had a wide eccentric streak. When he first met actress Lauren Bacall, he licked her arm because he had been told she did not like to be touched and he was known for leading parades on the Malibu beach and showing up at a grocery store in a gorilla suit. Above his Malibu home flew a flag with the credo "Vita Celebratio Est (Life Is a Celebration)" and he lived hard for many years. In 1967, rock musician David Crosby turned him on to LSD, which Hagman said took away his fear of death, and Jack Nicholson introduced him to marijuana because Nicholson thought he was drinking too much. Hagman had started drinking as a teenager and said he did not stop until the moment in 1992 when his doctor told him he had cirrhosis of the liver and could die within six months. Hagman wrote that for the past 15 years he had been drinking about four bottles of champagne a day, including while on the "Dallas" set. LIVER TRANSPLANT ONLINE EDITION

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In July 1995, he was diagnosed with liver cancer, which led him to quit smoking, and a month later he underwent a liver transplant. After giving up his vices, Hagman said he did not lose his zest for life. "It's the same old Larry Hagman," he told a reporter. "He's just a littler sober-er." Hagman was born on September 21, 1931, in Weatherford, Texas, and his father was a lawyer who dealt with the Texas oil barons Hagman would later come to portray. He was still a boy when his parents divorced and he went to Los Angeles with Martin, who would become a big name in Hollywood and a Tony winner on Broadway, where she starred in "Peter Pan" and "The Sound of Music."

Hagman eventually landed in New York to pursue acting, making his stage debut there in "The Taming of the Shrew." In New York, he married Maj Axelsson in 1954 while they were in a production of "South Pacific. The marriage produced two children, Heidi and Preston.

Hagman served in the Air Force, spending five years in Europe as the director of USO shows, and on his return to New York he took a starring role in the daytime soap "The Edge of Night." His breakthrough came in 1965 when he landed the "I Dream of Jeannie" role opposite Barbara Eden. In his later years, Hagman became an advocate for organ transplants and an anti-smoking campaigner. He also was devoted to solar energy, telling the New York Times he had a $750,000 solar panel system at his Ojai estate, and made a commercial in which he portrayed a J.R. Ewing who had forsaken oil for solar power. He was a longtime member of the Peace and Freedom Party, a minor leftist organization in California. PAGE 35


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Lutheran Church of the Epiphany, 35 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead is interested in being included in the Village of Hempstead Church Directory. Please include the following information: Lutheran Church of the Epiphany, 35 Fulton Avenue (between Mead and Hilbert Streets), The Rev. Clifford A. Lewis, Interim Pastor, Phone: 516-4819344 email: info@epiphanyhempstead.org. Sunday worship with Holy Communion 9:15am (English) and 11:00am (Spanish).

1. Antioch Baptist Church of Hempstead

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2. Antioch Citadel of Hope

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3. Apostolic Faith Church

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4. Assembly of God Church of Hempstead

(516) 489-7337

5. Adonai Christian Center

(516) 489-8105

48. La Iglesia de Dios Monte Sion

(516) 565-1190

6. Believing Gods Word Church

(516) 505-3501

49. Living Faith Church

(516) 307-8803

7. Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church

(516) 292-3685

50. Long Island Council of Churches

(516) 565-0290

8. Cham Sarang Korean Methodist Church

(516) 485-2103

51. Long Island Family Church

(516) 481-7322

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52. Macedonia Church of the 7 Day Adventist

(516) 483-8532

53. Mt Zion Beth-El Holiness Church Inc.

(516) 538-7456

54. Miracle Christian Center

(516) 505-2595

55. Mack World of Gospel

(516) 565-4863

56. Ministries Holy Ghost

(516) 481-5777

(516) 489-1818

57. Ministry Escrito ESTA

(516) 342-9077

14. Congregational Church of South Hempstead

(516) 489-3610

58. Mt Calvary Church of God Christ

(516) 465-8881

15. Curtis Riley Ministries

(516) 486-3026

59. New Horizons Ministries Inc.

(516) 481-5769

16. Christian Fellowship Center

(516) 280-3125

60. New Life Ministries

(516) 414-0357

17. Church of God

(516) 292-9348

61. New Generation Church

(516) 214-6358

18. Church of the Redeemer

(718) 435-4914

62. Our lady of Loretto Roman Catholic Church

(516) 489-3675

63. One Offering

(516) 833-7473

19. Centro Espiritual Los Pastors

(516) 538-0237

64. Pilgrim Tabernacle Seventh Day Adventist Church

(516) 481-0306

20. Changing Lives Church

(516) 481-9371

65. Progressive Holiness Church (Apostolic)

(516) 486-9621

21. DRC Christian Fellowship

(516) 292-4008

66. Perfecting Praise Ministries

(516) 481-2250

22. Eglise Evangelique

(516) 543-4380

67. Pentecostar Iglesia

(516) 750-5392

23. Faith Baptist Church of Hempstead

(516) 538-3335

68. Pentecostal Church of Hempstead

(516) 292-1780

24. Faith Fellowship Christian Center

(516) 565-1480

69. Pilgrim Tabernacle-Seventh

(516) 481-0306

25. Faith, Hope and Charity Church of God Inc.

(516) 483-1063

70. Rehoboth Fellowship

(516) 505-0514

71. RCCG Chapel

(516) 279-6280

9. Christ’s First Presbyterian Church

(516) 292-1644

10. Church of Christ

(516) 505-2160

11. Church of God of Prophecy

(516) 486-7010

12. Church of the Four Leaf Clover

(631) 588-6802

13. Congregation Beth Israel (Conservative)

Family Federation for World Peace and Unification Long Island Chapter

(516) 481-7322

72. St. George’s Episcopal Church

(516) 483-2771

27. First Baptist Church of Hempstead

(516) 483-6330

73. St. John’s Episcopal Church

(516) 538-4750

28. First Hempstead AME Church

(516) 485-5550

74. St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church

(516) 489-0368

29. Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Paul

(516) 483-5700

30. God’s Miracle Temple

(516) 292-7647

75. St. Vladimir’s Ukranian Catholic Church of the Eastern Rite (516) 481-771

31. Greater True Deliverance Evangelists Ministry

(516) 292-1025

32. Gospel of Peace International

(516) 414-6810

33. Good News Faith Tabernacle

(516) 795-1985

34. Hempstead Seventh day Adventist Church

(516) 481-3252

35. Hempstead Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church

(516) 292-8807

36. Iglesia Pentecostal Roca de Salvacion, Inc.

(516) 489-4530

37. Iglesia La Luz Delmundo

(516) 414-2594

38. Iglesia Apostoles Y Profetas

(516) 485-1776

39. Iglesia Presbiterian Hispana

(516) 564-0201

40. Iglesia de Dios Ministerial de Jesus Cristo International

(516) 292-1063

41. Jackson Memorial AME Zion Church

(516) 483-2724

42. Joyful Heart Baptist Church

(516) 485-1631

43. Judea United Baptist Church

(516) 485-5770

44. Kings Chapel of Hempstead Holiness Apostolic Church PAW

(516) 485-4900

77. South Hempstead Baptist Church

(516) 481-7090

78. Stand Up Ministry

(516) 564-0058

79. Seventh Day Adventist Church

(516) 481-3252

80. SHRI Vishnu Sai Inc.

(516) 833-5022

81. The Temple of the Living God Inc. Harvest Time

(516) 485-4544

82. Union Baptist Church

(516) 483-3088

83. United Methodist Church of Hempstead

(516) 485-6363

84. Unity Church of Hempstead

(516) 481-2300

85. Universal Tabernacle of Love, Peace & Joy

(516) 481-2555

86. Union Baptist Church Parsonage

(516) 483-1317

87. Union Christian Church

(516) 489-2316

88. Victory Christian Tabernacle

(516) 538-3604

89. Worldwide Revival Ministries

(516) 486-4590

90. Whole Truth Prayer Tower

(516) 483-0511

(516) 483-2452

45. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

(516) 292-0932

46. Korean Church of the World Crusade

(516) 485-2102

47. Lutheran Church of the Epiphany

(516) 481-9344

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7:30-7:45 a.m. Life in The Word/Joyce Meyers 7:45-8:00 a.m. Sid Roth's Messianic Visions 8:00-8:30 a.m. Valley Stream Baptist Church Monday

8:30-8:45 a.m. Miracle Revival Hour/Pastor David Paul

7:30-7:45 a.m. Life in The Word/Joyce Meyers

9:00-10:00 a.m. Invite Health Radio Show

7:45-8:00 a.m. Sid Roth's Messianic Visions

10:00-11:00 a.m. Overcomer Ministries - Bro. Stair

8:00-8:30 a.m. Valley Stream Baptist Church

12:00-12:15 p.m. Quest for Truth Elder. Eric Scott

8:30-8:45 a.m. Miracle Revival Hour/Pastor David Paul

1:00-2:00 p.m. W.A.M. Seretta Mcknight

9:00-10:00 a.m. Invite Health Radio Show

2:00-2:15 p.m. Life in The Word/Joyce Meyer

10:00-11:00 a.m. Overcomer Ministries - Bro. Stair

2:15-2:30 p.m. Sid Roth's Messianic Visions

2:00-2:15p.m. Life in The Word/Joyce Meyers

2:30-3:00 p.m. Christian Car Connection - Bobby Banks

2:15-2:30 p.m. Sid Roth's Messianic Visions

3:00-3:05 p.m. Time to Laugh

3:00-3:05 p.m. Time to Laugh

Saturday

Tuesday

7:30-8:00 a.m. Freewill Baptist Church

7:30-7:45 a.m. Life in The Word/Joyce Meyers

8:00 -8:30 a.m. The Glorious Word of Life/Greater Refuge Ministries

7:45-8:00 a.m. Sid Roth's Messianic Visions

8:30 -9:30 a.m. Heavenly Communications/ Bishop Basil Anderson

8:00-8:30 a.m. Valley Stream Baptist Church

9:30-10:30 a.m. Inspirational Soul Gospel Ministries - Deacon Wil-

8:30-8:45 a.m. Miracle Revival Hour/Pastor David Paul 9:00-10:00 a.m. Invite Health Radio Show 10:00-11:00 a.m. Overcomer Ministries - Bro. Stair 11:30-12:00 p.m. Intimate Connection with Pastor Larry Davidson 2:00-2:15 p.m. Life in The Word/Joyce Meyers 2:15-2:30 p.m. Sid Roth's Messianic Visions 3:00-3:05 p.m. Time to Laugh

liam Adams 10:30-11:00 am First Baptist Church of Westbury/Pastor Harvey 11:00-1:00 p.m. Genesis Productions/Cornelius Robinson 2:45-3:15 p.m. Holy Ghost Time/Rev. Foster 3:15-3:30 p.m. Wisdom, Power & Honesty -Charlene Ward 3:30-4:00 p.m. Glorious Gospel of JESUS CHRIST - Apostle E.

Alston

Wednesday

Sunday

7:30-7:45 a.m. Life in The Word/Joyce Meyers

8:00-8:30 a.m. With God You Will Succeed/Tom Leding Ministries

7:45-8:00 a.m. Sid Roth's Messianic Visions

9:00-9:30 a.m. Univ. Tab. Love, Peace, Joy/Pastor Dunbar

8:00-8:30 a.m. Valley Stream Baptist Church

9:30-10:00 a.m. The Voice of Bethel/Pastor John Boyd

8:30-8:45 a.m. Miracle Revival Hour/Pastor David Paul

10:00-10:30 a.m. Merrick Park Baptist Church

9:00-10:00 a.m. Invite Health Radio Show

11:30-12:00 p.m. Bible Church of Christ Bishop Roy Bryant

10:00-11:00 a.m. Overcomer Ministries - Bro. Stair

12:00-3:00 p.m. Overcomer Ministries - Bro. Stair

2:00-2:15 p.m. Life in The Word/Joyce Meyers

3:30-4:00 p.m. Front Page Jerusalem

2:15-2:30 p.m. Sid Roth's Messianic Visions 2:30-2:35 p.m. Time to Laugh 3:30-4:00 p.m. Gospel Artist Spotlight 4:15-4:30 p.m. Hempstead Happenings 4:30-4:45 p.m. Inside Freeport Thursday 7:30-7:45 a.m. Life in The Word/Joyce Meyers 7:45-8:00 a.m. Sid Roth's Messianic Visions 8:00-8:30 a.m. Valley Stream Baptist Church 8:30-8:45 a.m. Miracle Revival Hour/Pastor David Paul 9:00-10:00 a.m. Invite Health Radio Show 10:00-11:00 a.m. Overcomer Ministries - Bro. Stair 11:30-12:00 p.m. Kingdom Cars Unlimited - Cynthia Boone 12:00-12:15 p.m. Gospel of Deliverance/ Rev. Ward 1:00-2:00 p.m. Pastors United/Dean, Thomas & Watson 2:15-2:30 p.m. Sid Roth's Messianic Visions

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