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to turn the Libya question into a touchdown. Let’s get to the pundits.

The Hofstra Debate Through the Eyes of the Pundits By Daniel Politi Posted Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at 1:24 AM ET Before the second presidential debate kicked off, the conventional wisdom among many political pundits was that the town hall format did not lend itself well to political attacks. Boy, were they proved wrong. The second match-up between President Obama and Mitt Romney was red meat for political junkies and partisans alike as the two candidates almost seemed to play out an episode of Slate’s Political Kombat onstage. Undecided voters? Eh, they probably weren’t fans. They hate squabbles after all. So who won in the eyes of the pundits? It was pretty even—both candidates had good moments and bad ones—but Obama seems to be getting the edge for two simple reasons: He bested his previous performance and appeared to come out on top on a heated exchange about Libya. Conservatives obviously disagree that Obama won, but—tellingly—there is lots of frustration that Romney was not able NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

The National Journal’s Ron Fournier does a good job of capturing the eternal contradiction of turning to news junkies for debate assessment. “Obama and Romney scored points while turning off independent voters with their point-scoring,” he writes. “Democratic and Republican partisans will find reason to celebrate the debate but it likely did nothing to reshape the closely fought race.” The whole thing was “fantastic theater,” agrees the Los Angeles Times’ Jon Healey, “but not decisive politics.” Obama came out swinging right from the beginning. Maybe too hard. The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza writes that “Obama seemed to be on the wrong side of the angry/passionate divide in the first 15 minutes” but then managed to moderate his tone “to the sober/serious yet forceful persona that he needed.” Obama seemed to be a different person from Denver while Romney somehow “failed to match the dominance of his first debate, seeming peevish at Obama’s interruptions and appealing to debate moderator Candy Crowley for equal time,” writes Time’s Alex Altman. Sure it may not have really helped sway any undecided voters, but maybe that’s not what was most important. Maybe what mattered most to Obama was getting Democrats excited about his candidacy again after his lackluster performance in the first debate. If so, he seems to have done it. Andrew Sullivan for one seems to have calmed down after his now-famous panic attack that followed the first debate. (Continued on page 4)

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Well if you are keeping score the race for the White House is tied. The first debate was clearly won by Mr. Romney and the second as you will read here was won by President Obama. What is funny about today’s presidential debates is the fact that so many people want to convince you that debating makes a good president. I thought what made a good president was their track record. But go figure. Unless the sitting president is no longer eligible to run again the prospective opponent has little chance of winning because there is no presidential candidacy bullpen. Our system doesn’t allow for viable back or prerequisite presidential training. Not withstanding the Vice Presidential seat. I mean if you are elected Vice President you are pretty much relegated to photo opt’s and the occasional blooper reel. You don’t make any real decisions and no one takes your opinion seriously unless you have gotten it ok’d by the sitting president himself.

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On Tuesday night, Sullivan confidently wrote that “Obama dominated Romney tonight in every single way,” adding that the president “gave us all more than ample reason to carry on the fight.” Probably nothing got his base more excited than the very end when Obama managed to unholster a mention of Romney’s 47 percent remark, writes the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart. Even if he didn’t fully sway undecideds, Obama managed to take “steps towards undoing the damaging dynamic Romney cemented during the last debate” in which the Republican had managed to portray himself as the agent of change, writes the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent. That doesn’t mean conservatives see it the same way, of course. Power Line’s John Hinderaker writes that while Obama did better than in the previous debate, it wasn’t the type of performance that could reverse his decline in the polls. “The key factor in my view is that whenever the candidates talked about Obama’s record, Romney clobbered the president,” he writes. Yet even Hinderaker expresses annoyance that Romney “muffed it to some degree” when he was asked about Libya, which should have been an easy victory. BuzzFeed, and others, were quick to identify the Libya exchange as the moment in which Obama officially won the debate simply because Romney tried to go too far with his criticism. The National Journal’s Jim Geraghty argues the question “may not be as damaging for Romney as the Obama team may hope” because it came late in the debate, but “considering how many conservatives thought Libya could be a huge issue in these campaign’s final weeks, Romney’s handling is deeply disappointing.” Looking forward, conservatives are a bit worried. Even as they express confidence that Obama likely didn’t reverse Romney’s momentum, the virtual draw means a lot will be riding on Monday night’s foreign policy debate, which, as the Weekly Standard’s William Kristol notes, “isn’t Romney’s natural subject.” For his part, the Na(Continued on page 5)

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tional Journal’s Yuval Levin writes that the one factor Republicans should worry about is that “Romney was neither effective nor surefooted on foreign policy in this debate.” Could they already be trying to play the expectations game? For now, Time’s Mark Halperin gives Obama a B- and Romney a C. Truth Squad: The second presidential debate

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OBAMA: What you're saying is just not true. It's just not true. ROMNEY: I – it's absolutely true. What’s the truth? Oil production did fall by 14 percent on federal lands - onshore and offshore - but that was only in one year, from 2010 to 2011. And it was mainly the result of fallout from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. But Obama is correct, that since he took office, oil production on federal lands is up. In both 2009 and 2010, oil production increased ... so even with the 14 percent drop last year, overall production on federal land is still up 10.6 percent since 2008. But natural gas production on federal lands is down, and has been declining since 2003, according to the Energy Information Administration, mainly because of a decline in offshore natural gas drilling. Auto bailout Obama called out Romney for not backing measures to save troubled car companies – the former Massachusetts governor opposed the federal bailout. "Now when Gov. Romney said we should let Detroit go bankrupt. I said we're going to bet on American workers and the American auto industry and it's come surging back." The president was referring to a newspaper piece Romney wrote back in 2008, but the governor never actually said, “Let Detroit go bankrupt.” The New York Times wrote that headline, not Gov. Romney.

By NBC News NBC News takes a deep dive into the statements made by President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in their second debate of the 2012 election cycle.

Romney did say the auto companies should go through what’s called a “managed bankruptcy,” where the companies would get help from private investors but not taxpayers’ money.

We take a look at two topics, the auto bailout and energy production, and put their comments to the test. Oil and gas production on federal lands Romney claimed that both oil and natural gas production on federal land has decreased, with Obama maintaining that the Republican’s assertions are “ just not true.” Here’s their contentious exchange: ROMNEY: As a matter of fact, oil production is down 14 percent each year on federal land and gas production is down 9 percent. Why? because the president cut in half the number of licenses and permits for drilling on federal land and in federal water. OBAMA: Here's what happened. You had a whole bunch of oil companies who had leases on public lands that they weren't using. So what we said was, you can't just sit on this for 10, 20, 30 years, decide when you want to drill, when you want to produce, when it's most profitable for you. These are public lands. So if you want to drill on public lands, you use it or you lose it. ROMNEY: OK – (inaudible) – OBAMA: And so what we did was take away – ROMNEY: That's – OBAMA: – those leases, and we are now re-letting them so that we can actually make a profit. ROMNEY: And – and – and production on private – on government lands is down. OBAMA: And the production is up. No it isn't. ROMNEY: Production on government land of oil is down 14 percent. OBAMA: Governor – ROMNEY: And production of gas is down 9 percent. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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NY stop-and-frisk debate gains political spotlight NEW YORK (AP) — After more than a decade of complaints, the New York Police Department’s practice of stopping and frisking people on the streets has suddenly moved to the forefront as a combustible political issue. City Council members thundered at a hearing that the stop and frisk tactic is discriminatory and ineffective. Mayoral hopefuls have clamored to call for change. A politically powerful union has said it won’t support a candidate who doesn’t criticize stop and frisks, which officers conducted nearly 700,000 times last year. How did stop and frisk go from perennial gripe to hot topic in just the last year or so? It was a case of many factors coming together, seemingly at once: increased use of the tactic, public pressure, campaign politics and residents’ divided feelings about policing post-9/11 New York. “You’ve got a confluence of many streams here,” says Douglas Muzzio, a Baruch College political science professor who specializes in city politics. “In some sense, it’s time for an adult discussion about the nature of crime … and the nature of stop and frisk.” Partly, that’s because of sheer numbers. The NYPD began increasing its emphasis on stop and frisk as a crime-fighting tool in the mid-1990s, but the stops soared in the last decade, hitting a record 684,330 last year. That was 14 percent more than in 2010 and about seven times the number in 2002. But other factors have helped push the issue into the public consciousness. Some were carefully orchestrated, including a silent march that drew thousands of people on Father’s Day. Others were as unexpected as police handcuffing and detaining a city councilman as he went through a blocked-off area to get to a parade last fall. So far, it’s not clear what will come of the attention swirling around stop and frisk. The NYPD responded this spring by announcNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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ing more training and monitoring for some officers, but stop-andfrisk critics want new rules for the stops and an independent inspector general for the department. Last week’s City Council hearing showed the issue is in play — so much so that two additional hearings are scheduled in community settings this month. But it’s too soon to say whether any of the proposals will get to a vote, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg has strongly defended the NYPD’s use of stop and frisk. Still, advocates for curtailing the stops say they feel new momentum. “We definitely have a chance,” said Brian Pearson, a 36-year-old construction worker who says he repeatedly has been stopped and frisked while doing nothing wrong. Those with misgivings sense the momentum, too. If the issue’s time has come, it’s because advocates have lost sight of the past, says Councilman Peter Vallone, chairman of the public safety committee. The further the city gets from the high crime of the 1980s and ’90s, he says, “the easier it is for people to forget the difficult choices and actions we had to take to get here.” Under a 1968 Supreme Court ruling, police can stop, question and sometimes frisk people they think might be doing something criminal, even if officers’ suspicions don’t meet the probable-cause standard for an arrest. The technique has stoked controversy beyond New York. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee backed off plans to adopt stop and frisk after weeks of criticism this summer. Philadelphia settled a civil rights lawsuit last year over its stop and frisk program by agreeing to court monitoring. In New York, police and Bloomberg say stop and frisk has helped the city reach historically low crime rates in recent years — indeed, New York has the lowest crime rate among the nation’s biggest cities, as measured by the FBI. In one oft-cited benchmark, there were (Continued on page 7)

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Feds: Fed Reserve plotter wanted to 'destroy America' Originally published: October 17, 2012 3:37 PM Updated: October 17, 2012 11:59 PM By MARIA ALVAREZ, SARAH CRICHTON, ANTHONY M. DESTEFANO, KEITH HERBERT, BETH HOLLAND, ROBERT E. KESSLER, CHAU LAM, WILLIAM MURPHY AND JOHN RILEY lidesk@newsday.com Federal

authorities Wednesday arrested a 21-year-old Bangladesh national living in Queens who claimed al-Qaida ties after FBI agents had supplied him with 1,000 pounds of fake explosives, foiling his plot to bomb the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in lower Manhattan. Authorities tracked Quazi

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515 killings citywide last year, compared with 2,245 in 1990. But skeptics call the practice racial discrimination with a questionable impact on crime. Eighty-seven percent of those stopped last year were black or Hispanic, compared with 54 percent of the city population as a whole — though police and city officials emphasize that more than 90 percent of violent crime suspects are black or Hispanic. About 88 percent of the stops resulted in neither arrests nor tickets. A 2003 court settlement and various city laws have instructed police to provide stop and frisk data and avoid racial profiling. But as the stops have risen, so has a perception that they mark out a racial fault line. Recent polls show a stark divide over how blacks and whites view the tactic, while a majority or plurality of Hispanics approve of it. And since last year, stop and frisk has become a rallying point for broader concerns about the relationship among police, citizens, public safety and civil liberties in a city that has held security paramount since the Sept. 11 attacks. The stop and frisk activism has drawn in Muslim-Americans concerned about wide-reaching NYPD surveillance revealed in a series of reports by The Associated Press; the family of an unarmed man killed by an officer who followed him into his home during a drug investigation; and City Councilman Jumaane Williams, the lawmaker detained at the September 2011 West Indian Day Parade. He’s steering the various stop and frisk measures the council is considering, including NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, who was living in Jamaica, for nearly four months before his arrest, according to a federal criminal complaint. Nafis, who according to the complaint said he wanted to "destroy America," was charged with attempting to provide alQaida with material support and use a weapon of mass destruc-

tion. "The defendant came to this country intent on conducting a terrorist attack on U.S. soil and worked with single-minded determination to carry out his plan," said Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York. (Continued on page 8)

the inspector general proposal. Meanwhile, courtroom clashes over stop and frisk have amplified the debate. Twenty activists arrested at a stop and frisk protest, including Princeton University professor Cornel West, spotlighted their views at their disorderly conduct trial this spring. They were ultimately convicted. Separately, a federal judge cited “overwhelming evidence” of thousands of unlawful stops in a ruling in an ongoing lawsuit over the practice. And this summer, the Bronx district attorney’s office began insisting on interviewing officers before pursuing certain stop-andfrisk-based trespass cases, out of concern that some arrests have been shaky. And with Bloomberg’s third and final term ending next year, stop and frisk has become an avenue for mayoral contenders to distinguish themselves from him and elevate their standing with minority voters. The union SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, which represents 200,000 people in the city and suburbs, has said it will choose a candidate who speaks out against stop and frisk. It’s typical that it has taken a number of elements to give the issue critical mass, says Queens College political scientist Michael Krasner, who has studied social and political movements. “It almost has to be overdetermined for it to happen at all,” he said.

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Authorities said Wednesday Nafis entered the country in January on a student visa. He was pursuing a bachelor of science degree in cybersecurity at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., a school official said, but sought a transfer in July. Early that month, according to the criminal complaint, Nafis contacted a man who, unknown to him, was a federal informant. Nafis told him he'd come to the United States to wage "jihad." He said he had a co-conspirator in America and a "brother" in Bangladesh and that the aspiring terrorists and the informant should stay in touch, the complaint alleges. Nafis and the informant began to communicate on Facebook. The informant learned that Nafis reportedly wanted to attack and kill an

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election, the complaint said. "You know what, this election might even stop," Nafis said, according to the complaint. The bomb assembly began in early October in a warehouse. The men met last Friday and unloaded roughly 20 50-pound bags of what Nafis thought was explosives. Nafis had with him an article he'd written that he hoped would be published in Inspire, an al-Qaidaaffiliated magazine. Nafis quoted the "beloved Sheik Osama bin Laden" to justify the killing of women and children in the planned attack, according to the complaint. The undercover agent, who Nafis knew as Kareem, told the suspect earlier this week that they would be ready to proceed Wednesday. Nafis told him he was eager to get under way. They met early Wednesday and drove in a van to the warehouse. During the drive, Nafis said he was willing to turn the attack into a suicide operation if police intervened, the complaint states. As they drove to the New York Fed, Nafis armed what he believed to be the bomb, which was in fact packed with harmless material. After parking the van at the New York Fed, the men went to a nearby hotel where Nafis recorded a video statement to the American public. Covering his face, wearing sunglasses and disguising his voice, Nafis said: "We will not stop until we attain victory or martyrdom," the complaint said. Nafis then repeatedly tried to explode the fake bomb by calling a cellphone he'd wired to a detonation device. Authorities captured the calls, confirmed the detonator had been activated and arrested him. "The FBI took him seriously," said Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. "I don't know if he was smart or dumb. But anyone motivated to buy explosives to blow up the Federal Reserve in lower Manhattan has to be taken seriously." Nafis was ordered to be held without bail by U.S. Magistrate Judge Roanne Mann after a brief arraignment in federal court in Brooklyn. He did not enter a plea, nor was he required to, because the charges were in a criminal complaint by the government, not a grand jury indictment. In a statement, the Justice Department said that area law enforcement agencies, working with the FBI New York Field Office's Joint Terrorism Task Force, made sure the van was not stopped by NYPD counterterror units at work in lower Manhattan, where a security zone that uses surveillance cameras and license plate readers is in place. At a brief news conference in Manhattan, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Wednesday said the arrest showed New York "continues to be very much in the mindframe of . . . terrorists."

unnamed, high-ranking public official. Nafis told the informant that he had contacts with al-Qaida overseas who could help in terror plots, the complaint alleges.

Nafis, represented Wednesday by a Legal Aid attorney, faces life in prison if convicted.

Nafis told the informant that he wished to commit terrorism on a historical scale. "I want to do something that brothers coming after us can be inspired by," he said, the complaint states. At some point in July, the informant told Nafis he knew a member of al-Qaida. He put Nafis in contact with the man, who was actually an undercover FBI agent. The man got Nafis in touch with another purported al-Qaida member, also an agent, who would help with the attack. By August, Nafis had decided to strike the New York Stock Exchange and was observed scouting the area, the complaint said. Late in August, at a meeting in a Queens hotel room, Nafis asked the agent whether his plot had been sanctioned by al-Qaida, the complaint states. The agent told him yes. Shortly after, Nafis told the informant that he wanted to do the job alone, rather than with the informant and his co-conspirator, who the complaint states has since been arrested on charges of felony offenses not related to terrorism. By mid-September Nafis had turned his attention to the New York Fed, which houses the world's largest gold repository. Its destruction, he told the agent, might disrupt the upcoming presidential NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Building Regional Ties: Symposium sparks interest in Bus Rapid Transit on Long Island On Friday, October 5th, Vision Long Island joined with Tri-State Transportation Campaign and numerous other organizations to host a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Symposium called “Building Regional Ties.” Over 100 people attended at the Suffolk County H. Lee Dennison building in Hauppauge to learn about the possibilities of BRT for Long Island, particularly along the Route 110 corridor. The forum was very well received and participants left excited to make BRT happen. Participating organizations included: Tri-State Transportation Campaign, Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council, LI Federation of Labor, LI Business Council, Town of Babylon, Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, Melville Chamber of Commerce, PorterTrejo Action Network, the National BRT Institute, the Office of Senator Charles Schumer, Suffolk County and the Office of County Executive Steve Bellone, and Vision Long Island. Featured speakers included Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Town of Babylon Deputy Supervisor Antonio Martinez, and BRT Director at the Institute for Transportation and Development Annie Weinstock. Vision’s Eric Alexander also moderated a panel of regional leaders who have experience in implementing BRT locally. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone opened the meeting with a brief overview of his Connect Long Island plan, and the imperative that LI has to build things like Bus Rapid Transit. Bellone noted the imperative of catering to young people by creating attractive places with good job and housing opportunities. Long Island has the capacity and ingredients to change, but we need to do more and push further. Connect LI builds on existing ideas that are out there now, like the Second Track on the LIRR, a new downtown center in East Farmingdale, and boosting up several downtowns that have transit-oriented development projects coming in such as Wyandanch and Ronkonkoma. Bus Rapid Transit would connect these downtown hubs with the Island’s research and innovation centers. “We can’t grow this economy on a model that brings more cars onto roadway,” said Bellone. “We can’t expand roads more nor do we want to, to grow our economy sustainably.” Bellone shut down the notion that Long Islanders love driving everywhere because ‘it’s in our DNA’. “That’s nonesense,” he said, the problem is that the infrastructure for alternative transportation is not in place. However, we have a great spine in the LIRR system. If we make the critical investments we can go further and grow our region in a sustainable and interconnected way. BRT on Route 110 offers the greatest opportunity we have to create that interconnectedness. Following the County Executive, several speakers gave welcoming remarks. Veronica Vanterpool of Tri-State Transportation Campaign gave some statistics from the 2010 Census that demonstrated how dire LI’s growth problem has become: In 10 years LI’s population has growth be 3%, less than New York as a whole at 4%, NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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and less than the nation at 10%. The young population on LI is dramatically declining – there are 12% fewer 25-34 year olds, while the over-55 population grew by 22%. Gerry Petrella from the Office of Senator Charles Schumer described the Senator’s new Republic Airport Task Force, which is working on a redevelopment plan for the area in line with Connect LI by meeting with key stakeholders and looking at transportation options. The Senator has already secured funding for the Second Track project. Now, the Town of Babylon has received federal funding to study the possibilities for BRT on Route 110. Federal New Starts money would be used for the BRT system, which fortunately was preserved in the transportation bill. Mike DeLuise of the Melville Chamber of Commerce said that a collaboration of government, residents, and businesses must work together to find more effective ways of doing things, and the business community is happy to join. BRT is like “planting a seed” that will bolster our economy and quality of life in many ways. Mark Epstein of the Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council noted issues of station access and introduced the “last mile problem.” Most LIRR users are going somewhere on the Island that is not in walking distance of the station. BRT will go a long way to addressing that problem, and will help ensure that we become more than a bedroom community. The keynote speaker, Annie Weinstock, is the Bus Rapid Transit Director for the U.S. and Africa for the Institute for Transportation and Development. Weinstock works all over the world in BRT development, and showed several successful examples and explained the nuanced features of a BRT system. The first BRT was built in Curibita, Brazil in 1974. BRT systems today are ranked by international standards, including gold, silver, and bronze. Some international systems (in places like Colombia, China, and Peru) have received the gold standard, while even the best U.S. systems (such as Cleveland, OH and Eugene, OR) have only reached the bronze level. BRT’s goals are first to save passengers time by taking the buses out of traffic, and second to provide higher quality service to encourage people to use the system. To save time: BRT buses should be aligned in a dedicated lane, preferably separated with a median, and the center of the road is best. Vehicle turns blocking the bus lane should be limited. BRT uses offboard fare collection, some with a gate control, and a proof of payment system to save boarding time. Raised boarding levels with no steps are important, as well as multiple wide doors. Buses must be high-frequency to reduce wait time(and to ensure other drivers do not get angry while sitting in traffic next to an empty lane). BRT should be designed to minimize transfers, and proper enforcement of lanes can increase ridership. To improve quality: BRT stations should be comfortable and weather-sensitive. The system should be branded as different from the rest of the bus system. There should be real-time and fixed passenger information at the stations. It should integrate with the rail network so you can walk directly between the two. Consider putting bike lanes in the BRT corridor to build a complete street: more bikes or even a bike-share program can help solve the last-mile problem. Economic development frequently follows BRT: Cleveland’s sysPAGE 9


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tem brought in $5.8 billion of development along its BRT line, which was previously blighted. Las Vegas brought in $2 billion. However, transit investments need other ingredients to spur development along the corridor. These include choosing the right corridor with ridership demand and developable land near a mixed-use downtown center, uniform zoning that exists or can be changed to accommodate more mixed-use development, offering incentives to developers, investing in streetscape improvements, and having a political champion to usher in these changes. Weinstock took questions from the audience. An incremental approach to building BRT does not usually work, but if resources are limited, start with a smaller area with high quality. To make BRT work, ridership typically needs to be 1,200 riders in the peak hours in order to take a lane away. There have been some attempts at publicprivate partnerships in BRT, but in the U.S. this has predominately happened through developers paying for station upgrades (as a public benefit package). Bus fares are variable and do not impact comparable success. BRT funding would come in part from the federal New Starts and Small Starts programs, with some state and local funds. It is important to make pedestrian improvements to surrounding streets, especially if the BRT is in the median lane. Vision’s Eric Alexander moderated a response panel of three regional leaders who have implemented or are in the process of implementing BRT or BRT-like systems. Panelists included Eric Beaton of the NYC Department of Transportation, RJ Palladino of NJ Transit, and Lyle Wray of Hartford Capitol Region Council of Governments. Alexander opened by noting Long Island is a community in transition, and we need to bring successful national and regional examples down to LI in order to move forward. We have many of the pieces of the puzzle for BRT now: the MTA and LIRR are invested, the County Executive is a champion of BRT, the Town of Babylon and other towns are working locally to make it happen, and labor and business groups are all involved. Eric Beaton of NYC DOT spoke about the city’s new Select Bus Service, which is not strict BRT but uses many BRT elements. The service, which includes 6 routes and growing, includes two types of dedicated bus lanes: one curbside lane that replaces parallel parking and one that takes a lane away from cars but allows parking. The lanes are marked by red ink and overhead signs. Riders pre-pay on the sidewalk, get a receipt, and can enter on all doors. Police occasionally check and lack of payment incurs a $100 fine. Traffic lights were changed to be sensitive to when buses approach, and they can stay green a few seconds longer to let the buses through. There has been unique branding of the service and there is real-time bus information available. This has worked in less urban places like Staten Island, too. The result has been a 15-20% faster bus ride, and ridership grew 5-10% in the first year of service. Over 95% of riders say they are satisfied, and on two of the routes there has been a 21% reduction in traffic injuries. Beaton concluded by saying that simple and cheap solutions can have major impacts. RJ Palladino of New Jersey Transit presented 3 projects and noted that NJ Transit is advancing several BRT studies. One project takes a busy road and replaces shoulder lanes with buses over about 5 miles. It was a low cost to improve existing shoulders but required some challenging coordination with the NJ DOT as those lanes were not built for bus traffic. The project included new pedestrian crossings. This was simple but effective. Second, the GOBUS 28 BRT NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Lite system around Newark is 12.1 miles with 25 “superstops” every half mile, versus existing bus routes which stop every quarter mile. Stations have new lighting, seating, and passenger info, and the buses are branded as a dedicated fleet. There is signal priority at 14 intersections. Finally, a proposed BRT system in South Jersey has required extensive coordination with many regional stakeholders. Regional park-and-rides are being considered to add new parking spaces. There will be off-board collection, branding with a special fleet of buses, and enhanced shelters. Palladino suggested that in suburban markets it may not be pure BRT. Either way, continuous public outreach is important in shaping any plan. Lyle Wray from Hartford spoke about CT fastrak, which is currently under construction. Wray frankly noted that BRT changes mindsets – buses are no longer “poor service for poor people.” BRT is a “convenient and frequent transit option that suits intermediate density corridors.” BRT was considered in Hartford to deal with major road congestion. The system covers a major congested road with feeder lines flowing in to it. It is designed to offer one-seat rides rather than transfers. Wait time is 3-5 minutes and there is at-grade boarding. Panelists answered some questions: there was some ridership growth after implementing the NJ and NYC services. Fares are typically the same as regular transit system fares, some with zones and some with flat fees. To sell BRT to local communities, it is important to start with a community process and let people say what they think (this was critical to success in CT). The timeframe of building BRT can be 2-4 with New Starts funding or quicker with state funding. In Hartford, community and political issues caused it to take 16 years. The symposium ended by applying the lessons learned to Long Island. A quick audience poll demonstrated that almost everyone believed BRT can work here. Town of Babylon Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez spoke more about local context. Connect LI project leader Jonathan Keyes spoke on some of the technical elements. We are on the verge of having the first BRT on Long Island, said Martinez. The Republic Airport Task Force and Steve Bellone’s vision were the impetus to making it happen. To really make it happen, we must first go to residents and communities and build consensus. Simply, if people don’t like it, it won’t get built. Keyes added that there is a wide spectrum of ways to implement BRT on 110. We have the ridership demand with 120,000 jobs on corridor. We have the political and community will. A challenge will be land use, as some areas on the corridor could have higher density development. However, we have funding from the FTA for an alternatives analysis on 110. An RFP will be released by the end of the year to study that. Then a locally preferred alternative will be released, which is essentially the plan for BRT. Martinez concluded that we have all the ingredients. We have political champions working together, including Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaeffer, Huntington Supevisor Frank Petrone, NYS Senator Charles Fuschillo, and Senator Chuck Schumer. There is political will to change zoning. There are incentives for redevelopment. BRT is very possible for Long Island! The speakers’ presentations are available here. http://tstc.org/ longislandbrt/

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Keeping Communities Whole Gregory’s Legislative Redistricting Amendment to Preserve Communities’ Voices AMITYVILLE, NY—At the Tuesday October 9th meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature in Riverhead, Majority Leader DuWayne Gregory (DAmityville) laid on the table a bill amending the 10year, National Census-based redistricting plan adopted by the Legislature earlier this year. Gregory’s alternative proposal would keep whole the communities of Wheatley Heights and Copiague in the northern and southern portions of the 15th legislative district. The map adopted by the Legislature splits the community of Wheatley Heights by placing the 90th election district in the 17th legislative district. Gregory’s alternative proposal (see attached map) does not totally disregard the plan adopted by the Legislature. That map added two election districts (34 & 37) in the Hamlet of Copiague into the 15th legislative district, thus keeping the entire hamlet whole. The “New 15th LD”, as drafted by Gregory, would also keep intact the Hamlet of Copiague. Gregory currently represents only portions of Copiague already and believes it’s important to preserve all voters’ voices together within the like communities they reside. “People don’t live their lives in political boundaries but in real communities,” says Grego r y . “My plan protects voters by keeping the voices of the communities they live in whole. That’s how democracy is supposed to work.”

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Nassau County Mourns the Loss of Police Officer Joseph Olivieri Flags at County Government Buildings Ordered to Half-Staff OFFICIAL STATEMENT – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano: “My deepest sympathies go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Nassau County Police Officer Joseph Olivieri of the Highway Patrol Bureau, who lost his life in the line of duty on October 18, 2012 while preforming his duties on the Long Island Expressway. Police Officer Olivieri’s dedication to keeping Nassau County safe deserves the highest recognition and sincere gratitude of our residents. This is a tragic day for the County of Nassau and the Nassau County Police Department. Officer Olivieri joined the Nassau County Police Department in 1998 and served as an exemplary police officer. Officer Olivieri is survived by his two children; Amanda and Daniel. On behalf of the people of Nassau County, I have ordered all Nassau County government buildings to fly our Nation’s flag at half-staff in memory of Police Officer Joseph Olivieri.” So Ordered by Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano: Effective today, Thursday, October 18, 2012, flags on County government buildings are to be flown at half-staff through November 18, 2012 in honor of Nassau County Police Officer Joseph Olivieri’s service to the residents of Nassau County.

Mangano to Host Workshop on Overdose Prevention Mineola, NY – In an effort to reduce the number of deaths related to drug overdose, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in conjunction with his Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force is sponsoring a free training workshop in overdose prevention. The “Recognizing the Signs and Saving a Life” workshop, scheduled for November 1st, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage, will focus on how to administer the lifesaving overdose antidote called Narcan. Attendees will receive a free kit containing Narcan to take home with them. “Upon taking office I launched an aggressive program to confront the growing problem of opiate abuse,” said County Executive Mangano. “My program includes awareness, education, enforcement and recovery. This workshop gives those that have overdosed a chance at recovery by training citizens to administer Narcan, a life-saving medication.” Nassau is the only county in the state offering the life-saving Narcan training to non-medically trained individuals. County officials have extended an invitation to the Narcan training to local PTAs, drug treatment providers, school social workers and family members who are identified as having drug-addicted at-risk loved ones. The training for non-medical persons is made possible by the recent certification of the County’s Office of Mental Health & Chemical Dependency in a New York State Health Department Overdose Prevention initiative. It is anticipated that dozens of county employees and residents living with atrisk family members will be trained during the next few months. In 2011, there were 151 deaths in Nassau as a result of prescription pain killers, Heroin or other opiates. Participation in the state’s Overdose Prevention Program is one of two dozen recommendations released last month by the County’s drug task force, following a year-long study. Seating at the workshop is limited. RSVP by October 26 to elaikin@nassaucountyny.com or call 516-571-6105. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Maragos: 2013 Budget Improves County Financial Trends with No Tax or Spending Increases Low Fund Balance and Rising Costs Need to be Addressed to Avoid Severe Financial Challenges in 2014 Mineola, NY- Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos released his review of the County Executive’s 2013 proposed budget. The $2.8 billion budget contains no tax or spending increases over the prior year. It is a conservative budget with approximately $60.1 million or approximately 2.2 percent of the $2.8 billion budget at risk, the lowest level in over four years. On a NIFA GAAP basis, the projected budgetary risk amount is $125.1 million, or an 11% improvement over 2012 and a 32% improvement from 2009. “The Mangano Administration, for the third consecutive year, has once again proposed budget that does not increase tax revenues,” Comptroller Maragos said. “The County Executive is to be commended for the extraordinary control of costs, focus on efficiently providing core government services and avoiding new spending promises.” The Proposed Budget not only avoids raising property tax revenues for the third consecutive year but also continues the improving fiscal benchmark trends; the structural gap is reduced to only $34.8 million or by approximately 86% from the prior Administration’s 2009 peak of about $251.6 million; recurring spending is held to just 1.3% over recurring revenues, the lowest margin since 2004; and borrowing is controlled at a historic low level of $140 million, primarily for capital improvement investments. The Administration, NIFA and the Legislature need to be mindful of the County’s low fund balance which stands at $40.5 million as of yearend 2011. The Administration’s court pending structured payment plan for property tax judgments, may result in $20 to $40 million of revenue for 2012 by reversing accrued settlements from 2011, and may add up to $20 million to the fund balance. Conversely, the fund balance may be reduced to less than $20 million, if the court does not order payment of the settlement agreements, prior to December 31, 2012. The County 2013 budget, albeit conservative, has little margin for error due to the low fund reserves, limited contingencies and the possibility of unexpected events. The following years beginning with 2014 will present increased fiscal challenges with rising costs, especially for pension contributions and relatively stagnant projected revenues. We estimate budget gaps in the multi-year plan of $85.1 million in 2014, $114.5 million in 2015 and $163.5 million for 2016. It would be prudent for the 2013 Budget to eliminate the use of $10 million in fund balance from already reduced reserves of $40.5 million as of year-end 2011 and, to include a mix of additional revenue enhancements and expense reductions. This will ensure that fiscal year 2013 ends in balance, avoids any potential negative fund balance, and helps reduce the projected budgetary deficits in the out years. Opportunities exist for increased revenues and reduced expenses from: “in-sourcing” of contractual services, where possible; cancellation of all non-essential contractual services and maintenance contracts; better deployment of technology to obtain higher employee productivity; and increases in revenues from non-property tax revenue sources and economic development funding. Connect with Nassau County Comptroller Maragos Online: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Comptroller/index.html PAGE 12


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to install the vending machine. She said Hall filed his complaint after she wrote the village human resources department in 2010 about his alleged sexual harassment; she could not immediately produce the letter. Hall said she never filed such a complaint.

Hempstead mayor, justice trade charges Originally published: October 11, 2012 9:20 Updated: October 11, 2012 9:57 By AISHA AL-MUSLIM aisha.al-muslim@newsday.com

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Hempstead Village Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. and village justice Tanya Hobson-Williams Thursday called for each other's resignation. Hall has accused Hobson-Williams of judicial misconduct and the judge said the mayor has sexually harassed her. Hobson-Williams last month filed a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights accusing Hall of sexual harassment, discrimination and intimidation. Hobson-Williams, 46, who was appointed in 2008 and elected to the $61,000-a-year position in 2009, also sent a letter last week to Hall saying she intends to file a federal lawsuit against him and the village seeking $5 million in damages. "The bottom line is it appears to us the mayor has used his power and his influence to make sexual advances towards her," her attorney Rick Ostrove, of Carle Place, said Thursday. "When she rejected his sexual harassment, he retaliated against her." Hall, 65, said in an interview Tuesday that Hobson-Williams made the accusations because he didn't want to run with her on the Democratic Party line in the village elections in March. He said the judge also is upset with him for filing a complaint against her in 2011 with the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. He alleged she installed a vending machine owned by a family member in the court clerk check-in and payment area without permission in 2010.

Hall also said Hobson-Williams tried to preside over her own court case in 2011, involving a summons for failing to install a new water meter in her home. Hobson-Williams said the case still is open and waiting to be heard by another judge. Hobson-Williams, the village's first African-American female judge, alleged in her complaint that in 2009 Hall asked her twice to meet in Brooklyn where they "could get together and no one would recognize them" and to "wear something sexy," but she rejected his advances. A year later, Hall allegedly asked her to meet him at a hotel in Brooklyn and she again declined. She alleged in her complaint Hall said he could help her politically but they "would have to get to know each other better." "All that she says about me is not true," Hall said Tuesday. "I would never do that." Hobson-Williams was asked by deputy village attorney Joseph Coryat before hearing cases Wednesday night to recuse herself, but she declined, saying she could be impartial. "She needs to resign because she would have to recuse herself from every case," village attorney Debra Urbano-DiSalvo said Tuesday. She joined Hall at a news conference Thursday at village hall. "She can't be partial and unbiased if she's suing the village." With Matthew Chayes

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Judge: Harassment made life 'unbearable' Originally published: October 12, 2012 8:45 Updated: October 12, 2012 9:54 By AISHA AL-MUSLIM aisha.al-muslim@newsday.com

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Hempstead Village Justice Tanya Hobson-Williams said her life was made "unbearable" by what she says was Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr.'s campaign of sexual harassment, and bullying and retaliation after she did not entertain his sexual advances. Hobson-Williams cried during a news conference Friday, saying Hall's alleged actions were an assault on her dignity. Hall continued to deny the allegations, adding the justice exhibited "bizarre" behavior during her tenure as judge. "Mayor Hall and his administration have made my life unbearable," said Hobson-Williams, 46. "When I rejected his advances and declined his sexual invitations, he made my job a living nightmare." Hobson-Williams last month filed a complaint with the state Division of Human Rights accusing Hall of sexual harassment, discrimination and intimidation. She also sent a letter last week to Hall saying she intends to file a federal lawsuit against him and the village seeking $5 million in damages. Hobson-Williams alleged in her complaint that in 2009 Hall asked her twice to "get together" in Brooklyn and to "wear something sexy," and a year later asked her to meet him at a hotel in Brooklyn, but she declined both advances.

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Hall said Hobson-Williams, a fellow Democrat, made the accusations because he declined to run with her in March's village elections. Hall, 65, said the judge also is upset because he filed a complaint against her in 2011 with the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. "There wasn't any harassment," Hall said. "Nobody would wait two years to make these allegations and then try to be on my ticket . . . This is a retaliatory act on her part." Hobson-Williams said she filed several complaints with the village human resources department about his alleged sexual harassment; Ostrove refused to produce the documents. Hall said she never filed any complaints. Hall released details Friday of his complaint to the state alleging what he described as her "bizarre" behavior: the judge hired personnel without authority, requested that friends be employed by the village, presided over her own case involving a village summons, requested a 24-hour police detail, and installed a vending machine in the village court clerk check-in and payment area without village permission. Ostrove denied those claims, adding the judge did recommend "competent" people with whom she had worked. The state Office of Court Administration denied HobsonWilliams' assertion, made Thursday, that she'd gotten its permission to install the vending machine. "We have no record of any such request," OCA spokeswoman Arlene Hackel said. Hobson-Williams said she plans to continue in her $61,000-ayear part-time position until her term ends in April. With Matthew Chayes

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Groundbreaking for Cathedral Apartments in New Cassel The Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) and partner Conifer Realty, LLC hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for Cathedral Place Apartments in New Cassel, which was awarded state resources through Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Council initiative to build 36 units of rental housing in New Cassel. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby presented a Certificate of Recognition to the organization. Supervisor Jon Kaiman Assemblyman Charles Lavine Bishop Lionel Harvey Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby Councilwoman Viviana Russell Pat Edwards Reginald Benjamin

LI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year The Nassau Chambers of Commerce held their 28th Annual Small Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby greeted her friends and neighbors from the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and congratulated Small Business Person of the Year Xiomara Leto

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Supervisor Kate Murray Honors Local Police Officers Left to Right: Councilman Gary Hudes; Supervisor Kate Murray; Police Officer Brian Judson, NCPD First Precinct; Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and Sr. Councilman Anthony Santino.

The INN Open House The INN, Long Island’s largest soup kitchen, hosted an Open House at the Mary Brennan INN at 100 Madison Ave., Hempstead. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman applauded the efforts of Director Jean Kelly and Rob Kammerer. Rob Kammerer & Jean Kelly, The INN, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby William Cornachio, Rivkin Radler

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Feed the Hungry Campaign Picnic True Love Ministries in Hempstead hosted a Feed the Hungry Campaign picnic at Kennedy Park. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby applauded the efforts of Evangelist Shirley Johnson, Tyrone Johnson, Cassandra Edwards and Lorraine King for providing the delicious food and festive event for community members.

Mother Julia Mae Simpkins Celebrates 75th Birthday A gala 75th birthday celebration was held in honor of Mother Julia Mae Simpkins at Verdi’s in Westbury. Mother Simpkins was attended by her nine children, twenty six grandchildren and twenty six great grandchildren. She has been a resident of Hempstead for fifty six years. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby wished Mother Simpkins a heartfelt happy birthday and presented her with a Certificate of Recognition. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Uniondale Fire Department Fire Prevention Open House The Uniondale Fire Department hosted a Fire Prevention Open House at the Van Ness Fire House on Uniondale Avenue in Uniondale. The event included lots of activities for children that incorporated fun and learning. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby congratulated members of the fire department for bringing this worthwhile program to the community.

Green Home Dedication by Habitat for Humanity in New Cassel A Home Dedication and Solar Installation Day was held by Habitat for Humanity for their latest “green� built home in New Cassel. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman congratulated new home owners, the Robinson Family, and wished them much happiness. Hattie Ford, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Vander Robinson, Mary Grant, Bishop Lionel Harvey, First Baptist Cathedral of Westbury, Wyneka Robinson, homeowner, Madeline Sgueglia, President Board of Directors Habitat for Humanity Nassau County, Carolyn Robinson, Kennetha Pettus, Exec. Dir., Unified New Cassel, Kay McKiernan NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Hempstead Village board OKs police chief, assistant Friday October 5, 2012 12:08 PM By Aisha Al-Muslim

The Hempstead Village board of trustees this week appointed a permanent village police chief and assistant chief. The board unanimously approved at a Tuesday night meeting the selection of Michael McGowan as police chief and Joseph Sortino as assistant police chief of the Hempstead Village Police Department. McGowan and Sortino ranked No. 1 and No. 3, respectively, in the civil service exam, Hempstead Village Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. said. When former police chief Jo-

seph Wing retired in January, thenassistant chief McGowan took the top spot on an interim basis while the village sought a permanent rep l a c e m e n t . McGowan, who will make $193,173 a year, has been on the force since 1978. Sortino will make $172,840 a year. The board also authorized the appointments to detective of Anthony Almanzar and John Murphy. Almanazar will earn $116,372 a year and Murphy $117,647 a year.

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From the Desk of Mayor Hall As October 31st approaches, I am sure many of you are excited for Halloween. One of the most anticipated and celebrated holidays of the year, it’s a time when we gather with family to trick-or-treat, carve jack-o-lanterns, visit haunted houses, host bonfires and attend costume parties. Though dressing up in masquerade makes fall a very fun time of year, it is extremely important to remember safety first. As a parent, it is important to accompany your child from door to door. Make sure to plan a safe route, use a flashlight, and always stay to the side of the road.Closely monitor the candy your children receive – and of course, don’t let them eat too much, as children can easily become sick when they consume too much sugar. If your older kids are trick-or-treating on theirown, give them a curfew and be sure to tell them to stay with their group. Remind them that “tricks” such as vandalism or other actions that could be hurtful are intolerable. If you plan to attend a costume party or bonfire, please don’t drink and drive; it is hazardous to you and everyone involved. On Halloween, children flood the streets for trick-or-treating. Be courteous; please do not engage in any acts that could endanger, upset your fellow community members or become a police matter. If you don’t have plans yet, the Village is hosting two events at Kennedy Park to get in the Halloween spirit. The Village will host a pumpkin-picking event on Saturday, October 27 from 12-2PM, all are welcome to decorate small pumpkins and guess the weight of the largest pumpkin this Village has ever seen. The winner of the contest will get to take the gargantuan pumpkin home. The Magic Show and the Village Halloween Party will take place on Wednesday, October 31 from 3-7PM. There will be a live DJ at Kennedy Park—so come and do the Monster Mash! The inflatables will be open; be sure to supervise your children as they use the moon bounce and slide. Activities such as face painting and tattoos will be available, and treats will be offered for young children. Everyone that comes in costume will receive a trick or treat bag. Be safe this Halloween!

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SCOOBY-DOO AND THE ‘MYSTERY MACHINE’ TOUR MAKE A PIT STOP AT NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA DURING SEVEN-CITY MOBILE TOUR Mystery and Adventure for the Entire Family, Adoption Specials and a Halloween Costume Parade on October 26 from 3 – 7 p.m. PORT WASHINGTON, NY, October 17, 2012 – Everyone’s favorite Mutt‐i‐gree®  and North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Ambassador, Scooby‐Doo, is mak‐ ing a pit stop at Animal League America’s Adoption Headquarters, as part of a  seven‐city mobile tour. The Mystery Ma‐ chine—a 26‐foot customized Airstream trailer  with 21st century interactive games for kids to  hone their sleuthing and mystery solving  skills—will make its tour stop in Port Washing‐ ton, NY with Scooby‐Doo on Friday, October  26 from 3‐7 p.m.  Guests  of  the  Mystery  Machine  Tour  can  put their investigative “deTECHtive” talents to  use  with  an  online  and  on‐site  Mystery  Hunt.  Once inside the iconic mystery‐solving vehicle,  kids  can  check  out  all  eight  available  Scooby‐ Doo!  You  Play  Too  ebook  apps  from  ScrollMotion;  laptops  full  of  Scooby  digital  games; interactive trivia games; and even a dashboard‐replica driving station.  Outside of the Airstream trailer, fun and games for all ages will be featured,  including  Crayola  Coolsville  Coloring,  Mutt‐i‐Grees  Reading  Lounge  featuring  the  Hallmark interactive Story Buddy™, a Fur‐Real Photo Area, a Halloween Costume  Parade, a Best Mutt‐i‐gree in Show costume contest, Guess the Mutt‐i‐gree & Pin  the Tail on the Mutt‐i‐gree, prizes, games and refreshments galore! During the 3‐7  p.m. event on October 26, adoptions will also be discounted 50 percent.  For more information about this special event, visit www.animalleague.org or  to  learn  more  about  the  Mystery  Machine  Tour,  please  visit  www.scoobymysterymachinetour.com.

Please take note that this Saturday, October 20, the Village will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the opening of its art exhibition from 2PM to 5PM at 99 Nichols Court. Join us to celebrate Hispanic culture with live live Mariachi music by Mariachi International Cuscatlan, piano music by Juan Carlos Guera/ Ia Elisabeth Bibilashvili, poetry by Aracely Sanchez & Rafael Escobar, and traditional folklore dance by the dance group COUNY (Conchaguenses Unidos en NY). The event will also include traditional Hispanic food and beverages, and the artists will be present also. The artwork displayed will also be available for purchase. In what has become an annual tradition, last year's event was tremendously well-received and we are hopeful that all of you will turn out and support this year's festivities. The event is free and open to the public, and children are welcome. Join me, and let us celebrate the richness and diversity that is Hempstead.

To stay on top of what’s happening in the Village, visit the website www.villageofhempstead.org and 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. You may also share your ideas for the rede-

velopment and/or provide your feedback on the plan on that site. Sincerely,

Wayne Wayne J. Hall Sr. Mayor of the Incorporated Village of Hempstead

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Freeport Small Business Person of the Year The Nassau Chambers of Commerce held their 28th Annual Small Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby greeted her friends and neighbors from the Freeport Chamber of Commerce and congratulated Small Business Person of the Year Paul Eberst. Les Endo, Tom Dipolito, John Nuzzi, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby Paul Eberst Marnie Katzman, Joseph Gentry, Ray McGuire

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New investments provide a positive change in downtown Hicksville Last month, two office buildings on Duffy Avenue in Hicksville were sold to a commercial real estate development firm, raising hopes for progress on a long awaited revitalization of the downtown area. Ivy Equities, based in Montvale, New Jersey, purchased the Duffy Avenue property for $18.5 million dollars. It is made up of two buildings totaling more than 440,000 square feet located at 100 and 102 Duffy Avenue, directly across from the Hicksville Long Island Rail Road station, and had been in special servicing for nearly two

years after former owners Syosset-based BDG Group and Apollo Real Estate Advisors defaulted on the mortgage and the buildings were foreclosed on in 2010. Ivy will invest money to upgrade the neighborhood’s largest, but underperforming, office complex. Currently, at least one-third of the 261,000-square-foot building at 100 Duffy is vacant. Next door, the 182,000-square-foot building at 102 Duffy is completely empty. Hicksville Chamber of Commerce President Lionel Chitty said the sale of the buildings will allow planning to move forward. Vision Long Island is teaming up the Chamber of Commerce. local civic groups, and the Town of Oyster Bay in an effort to improve Hicksville’s downtown. Executive Director of Vision Long Island, Eric Alexander, said that there is already three public entities are investing in the area. The main downtown centerpiece, Hickville’s LIRR station, is currently in the middle of its own makeover. Last month, the LIRR announced it was putting in about $100 million towards a massive upgrade at the Hicksville station. About half of the money will go toward station renovations, which will include reconstructed platforms, elevators, escalators, and stairways. The rest of the funds will be used to extend a spur track, where the Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson lines meet, to improve capacity and signaling at Hicksville. Alexander also said that the state Department of Transportation has already improved crosswalks and installed countdown timers to assist pedestrians by the train station, with more traffic-calming to come. Oyster Bay will spend $3 million for area streetscape beautification and maintenance.

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“It’s the private sector’s turn to come forward and aid in a revitalization,” said Lionel Chitty, the president of the local Chamber of Commerce. The Ivy purchase is evidence for residents in the immediate area, and other private sector entities, that Hicksville’s downtown is worth investing in. “I think this is a perfect opportunity to show the residents and everybody in the immediate area that Hicksville is a major player as far as revitalization goes."

In fact, there are some more signs of some possible private investment in the area. The town is about to issue permits for a project that will redevelop two buildings at 80 and 82 North Broadway for a mixed use of retail on the ground floor and about 20 apartments on the second and third floors. The second and third floors currently contain offices. Ratnam Associates, a Flushing-based interior design company, which bought the property in 2006 for $3.64 million, is likely to start work soon. There been several inquiries by possible developers about potential mixed uses for a four-story nearly vacant office building just a block from the train station at 35 North Broadway that’s being shopped for $3.55 million. Oyster Bay seems to be on board with adding rental and for-sale housing in the area, as long as it doesn’t intrude on the suburban quality of life for its existing residents. The central proximity of the Hicksville downtown area near the LIRR station provides a fertile, desirable location for businesses and for new residents looking to live in the area. Hicksville’s mass transit is going to become an important site for businesses, professionals, and other office users, and the upcoming properties are going to be recipients of the benefit and the investment that the LIRR is providing. According to the LIRR schedule, every weekday, 133 trains stop at the station, but despite being one of the busiest train stations in Nassau County, it hasn’t able to capitalize on that traffic. The hope is that the new private investments will help the Hicksville downtown move forward and turn it into a destination. For further reading, please visit Long Island Business News.

With the public sector already investing in Hicksville’s downtown, Alexander said the groundwork is being laid for private investment guided by the local community and businesses. According to him, Hicksville’s downtown was hurt by the building of the Broadway Mall and the widening of its major roads 40 years ago. Both projects. combined with the town’s reluctance to allow rental apartments in NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Real Estate Yin and Yang‌ Should I Buy, Should I Sell My name is Etienne Wright, I am a licensed Realtor with The Premier Firm,LLC. I am a 31 year Long Island resident and I just happen to be fascinated with real estate . I was first licensed in 2003 and got re-licensed just as the housing bubble burst which is by most accounts the worst possible time to return to real estate. The mortgage crisis was affecting the entire country,homeowners watched the value of their homes shrink by as much as 35%and the proverbial rug was pulled out from underneath us. To say the residential housing sector was destroyed by over-aggressive banks would be putting it far too kindly.However the timing has afforded me an education I would otherwise have done without. The factors affecting housing were bigger than one city or one country,so I began to look at the market not just locally but globally. We are all tied together in some intrinsic way,similiar to yin and yang. In the context of real estate, should I buy or should I sell? A simple yet complex question,it's the most basic component of how real estate works and some recent reports say have people asking again. Various news outlets say the housing market has begun a turn around, some economists and real estate professionals happen to agree but the answer depends on who you ask and who's asking. Buying real estate has never been a better idea for one reason,it's historically cheap to borrow money. Can I get approved for a mortgage is usually the next question. It's good to know that FHA loans only require around 3.5% down and around a 640 credit score for starters. *Interest rates are near historic lows as and that's great news for a buyer, as of today October 13th its 3.25%. So for a qualified buyer i would say now is a great time to make a purchase. For the potentials sellers out there, the answer can vary based on your situation. If you are unable to afford your home under your current loan structure you may need to seek a modification or short sale. If you are looking for a newer home or NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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even downsizing due to life events than holding your current home for a year or 2 in hopes of a large increase may not be worth while. Average appreciation based on the **Home Price Expectation Survey is expected to be on average 3% a year for the immediate future. For example, a $200,000 house would be worth around $212,000 in 2 years. Selling now and buying might be a more profitable endeavor in the long run, due to the low interest rates and property values. Seek a licensed realtor and discuss what some of your options might be. I look forward to contributing informative and relevant articles to the Community Journal.Feel free to email me with any questions or topics you would like to discuss ewright@nypremierfirm.com or visit www.MyAgentEwright.com. *Mortgage Rate Chart **Home Price Expectation Survey

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Allstate Grand Opening in Westbury A Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting was held in celebration of the opening of Allstate Insurance, Leo Fernandez, owner, on Carman Avenue in Westbury. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby congratulated Mr. Fernandez and his family and wished them much success.

READER COMMENTS amuhammad comments: As I sat and listened to this fools lies I couldn't believe my ears! Ali you hit the nail on the head! smuhammad comments: Great article Mr. Ali! I love the way you should his layers upon layers of lies! He is truly a lying bigot!

100 Black Women, "My Sisters Keeper" at Molloy The National Coalition of 100Black Women, Long Island & Manhattan Chapters hosted a forum, “My Sisters Keeper�, at Molloy College in Rockville Centre. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby addressed the group which focused on the economic downturn and employment. The Councilwoman presented Certificates of Recognition to President Wilma Tootle, and guest speaker Dione Polite, AARP Director. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

franklin thomas comments: I loved Khayam Ali's article! It is so disgraceful that this imbasole thinks we are going to fall for his trickery! This article spells it out clearly! These Republicans are a real joke!

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Presidential Debates: A Tale Of Two-Party Truths! by Khayyam E. Ali The first two presidential debates of 2012 exposed with precision the varying truths about the Democratic and Republican Parties. Following the first debate Democrats from Hawaii to Louisiana, from Rachel Maddow to President Obama himself openly acknowledged that Mitt Romney won their first encounter. Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike did so despite knowing full-heartedly that Mitt Romney lied or should I say obfuscated the truth to use

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can right-wingers have blindfolded themselves to, choosing instead to blame everyone from the President to the moderator Candy Crowley to First Lady Michelle Obama for the pounding President Obama inflicted on the Republican's candidate by default-Mitt Romney. Of course, etch-n-sketch Mitt helped the president as he once again brazenly flip-flopped his way in and out of his previous positions on key issues to the point where he doesn't even remember where he stood on the issues as far back as a week ago. Immediately following the second debate Republicans complained that President Obama was allowed to speak for three more minutes than his Republican challenger. Of

Michelle Obama applauding for her husband, President Barack Obama, 18 seconds into the second presidential debate of 2012. a more congenial synonym on so many occasions that one would actually have to watch the entire debate all over again to accurately tabulate the numerous machinations Romney employed during that contest. So blatant were Romney's aspersions that they could have been viewed as a subterfuge for pilfering the presidency away from Barack Obama. And yet, most pundits graciously granted that the President lost their first face-to-face confrontation. And so it came to be that their second encounter on the national stage turned into a no contest affair with President Obama virtually pummeling Mitt Romney on just about every issue. Not to mention that Mitt did a great job of pummeling himself as well. However, it is that fact that RepubliNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

course that didn't matter in the first debate when the President spoke four more minutes than Romney. Why? Because the implicit consensus was that Romney won. Their next point of contention was that the moderator Candy Crowley was in the wrong for fact checking Romney's statements about the President's response to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Romney erroneously stated that President Obama waited two weeks before issuing a statement against the terrorist who committed the vicious killings of four U.S. citizens at the American Embassy in Benghazi. Romney looked shaken when Crowley (Continued on page 29)

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Chicago-Based Author, Activist and Pastor Says: "Outdated Religious Traditions May Be Keeping Black Christian Women Single" -- New book debunks old myths; reveals dos and don'ts to finding and marrying "Mr. Right" -Chicago, IL (October 10, 2012) -Over the past few years, several major media outlets have featured news stories about the crisis in Black marriage. One of the most staggering statistics those stories revealed is that a whopping 42% of Black women have never been married. . So why are Black women having such a difficult time finding a mate and why does this problem seem to be as bad or worse among women in the church? "For the unmarried Christian woman, much of the problem has to do with what they've been taught in the church," says Pastor Ira J. Acree the author of In Pursuit of Mr. Right. Acree heads St. John Bible Church on Chicago's Westside and has counseled hundreds of couples and singles over the years. Acree adds that much of the Bible has been mis-interpreted when it comes to whether women should even engage in the act of pursuing a man. He also says women must uphold certain rules of engagement during their search for "Mr. Right." "Too many women are trapped by tradition," says Acree. "They think that making the first move implies that you are desperate or less (Continued from page 28)

told him that President Obama did make a prompt statement against the terrorist acts. The president's statement actually came the very next day from the Rose Garden at the White House and was viewed on national television, when he said, "No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for." Pathetically Republicans then filed an unofficial grievance against First Lady Michelle Obama for her unfairness during the debate. Her loathsome act was that she clapped her hands 18 seconds into the debate after a remark by her husband thereby violating debate prohibition against applauding. The two party truth is that Democrats are too willing to accept apparent defeat when it is obvious that to take any NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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of a lady and that is simply not true," he adds. In the book, Acree goes on to give vivid examples of women icons from the bible that went after the men they wanted and got them. There are also some old school traditions however that Acree says women would be wise to adhere to if they want to find a lasting love. "Resist the urge to give up the 'goodies' to quickly because easy women rarely get chosen by 'kings,'' Acree quips. In Pursuit of Mr. Right combines biblical wisdom with real-world wit and honesty. "The goal is to help today's women stop making common yet massive mistakes that keep them from finding, marrying and keeping their "Mr. Right," Acree said. In Pursuit of Mr. Right is available online in paperback and for popular eReader devices. Visit Amazon.com or www.IraJAcree.com To arrange an interview, contact Monique Caradine at Momentum Media Group: 708720-4252 x. 156 or email mcaradine@gmail.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ira Acree has pastored the Greater St. John Bible Church on Chicago's Westside for more than 20 years. He is a respected advocate for empowerment through the principles of entrepreneurship, education, economics and evangelism. Pastor Acree is also a mainstay within Chicago's activist community. Although writing books, leading his congregation and spending time with his family keep him busy, Pastor Acree remains at the forefront of justice on issues of local and national relevance. In Pursuit of Mr. Right is his second book.

other position would be hypocritical. Conservative Republicans in their desperate attempt to finagle the office of the presidency appear in this instance to be sore losers who shamelessly whine and camouflage themselves from the truths they don't want to see. They believe that lying {opps} obfuscating is perfectly acceptable particularly if the people they are talking to don't say anything or don't know any better. They will do anything to win and gain the power of the White House, and quite frankly it is the "ANYTHING" part of it that should concern us the most. (Khayyam E. Ali has been an educator for the past three decades. He is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of chatterboxnewsblog.com Readers are welcomed to follow him there and are invited to participate in a live blog session of the third presidential debate on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 8:00 P.M.) PAGE 29


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ASK LISA-ANNE .

Do you know if your child is thinking about or having sex?

Q. As a teacher in a local public high school, I fret everyday when I see the sexual behaviors between the students as they travel through the hallways. These behaviors include but are not limited to groping, kissing, hugging and grinding. I don’t think many parents realize how much their children know and are doing concerning sex. This is especially true during the time that school is out and parents are not at home yet! What can parents do? A. These are challenging times that we are living in. It used to be that parents worried about teen pregnancy. However, today the worries include pregnancy at earlier ages, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual bullying, and significant peer pressure to engage in sex, emotional and psychological injuries, sexting and sexual harassment at school and online in social networks! The age of peeking interest in sex has also lowered so that it is not uncommon to hear of 10 year old children engaging in sexual behavior or achieving pregnancy. The increase is most likely due to a combination of different influences ranging from the changing of social norms, more relaxed and liberal attitudes toward sex, the prevalence of sex in the media, the decreasing importance of religion in society, the fact that people are getting married older and the increasingly easy access to various methods of birth control. As reported by The Quinnipiac Chronicle, October 19, 2011. The Incidence of Sex Among Tweens and Teens! Almost all Americans have premarital sex, says a report published in USA Today issue December, 2006 that analyzed federal data over time and suggests programs focusing on sexual abstinence until marriage may be unrealistic. Have we really given up on abstinence? The study, which used statistics from the 1982, 1988, 1995 and 2002 National Survey of Family Growth, asked about 40,000 people ages 15 - 44 about their sexual behavior and traced the trends in premarital sex back to the 1950s. Of those interviewed in 2002, 95% reported they had had premarital sex; 93% said they did so by age 30. Among women born in the 1940s, nearly nine in 10 did. At the same time, people are waiting longer to marry; 2005 data show median age at first marriage is just over 25 for women and 27 for men. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the majority of teens and young adults are havNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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ing sex. In 1999, more than half of all high school students reported being sexually active. The number of high school students reporting that they have had multiple sex partners increases with age, from 33 percent of female and 45 percent of male 9th graders (freshmen) to 66 percent of female and 64 percent of male 12thgraders (high school seniors). A study released by the CDC in 1997, found that nearly 80 percent of college students 18 to 24 years of age have had sexual intercourse. When, How and Where? So we know unfortunately that they are having sex on a large scale. That does not mean that as parents or teachers that we should give up! Kids who are active in extracurricular events like sports, dance, boys and girls clubs, karate and who are raised with a moral sense or religious sense of identification tend to put off sex until later. But that’s no guarantee. The prime time for youth to have sex is during free periods at school, while skipping school and the few hours that they are home alone before parents get home from work. Don’t be fooled. They are creative and will do it right under your nose. One teen I knew confessed to her mother that she was sexually active at church! Others sneak by going to a friend’s house or tell their parents they are going to a friend’s house and go somewhere else. Other favorites include camp, mall, movie theatres and cars. Don’t forget under the steps in middle and high schools. Our job is to lessen the chance and occurrence as much as we can. That means being involved and keeping tabs on your kids. What is Sexting? ‘Sexting’ is the practice of sending and receiving sexual images on a mobile phone. A recent study at the University of Melbourne, Australia, reported on September 30, 2011 is one of the first academic investigations into ‘sexting’ from a young person’s perspective in Australia. The findings were presented to the 2011 Australasian Sexual Health Conference in Canberra. Ms Shelley Walker from the Primary Care Research Unit in the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne said the study not only highlighted the pressure young people experienced to engage in sexting, it also revealed the importance of their voice in understanding and developing responses to prevent and deal with the problem. The qualitative study involved individual interviews with 33 young people (15 male and 18 female) aged 15 – 20

years. Preliminary findings revealed young people believed a highly sexualized media culture bombarded young people with sexualized images and created pressure to engage in sexting. Young people discussed the pressure boys place on each other to have girls’ photos on their phones and computers. They said if boys refrained from engaging in the activity they were labeled ‘gay’ or could be ostracized from the peer group. Both genders talked about the pressure girls experienced from boyfriends or strangers to reciprocate on exchanging sexual images. Some young women talked about the expectation (or more subtle pressure) to be involved in sexting, simply as a result of having viewed images of girls they know. 
 Both young men and women talked about being sent or shown images or videos, sometimes of people they knew or of pornography without actually having agreed to look at it first. Ms Walker said ‘sexting’ is a rapidly changing problem as young people keep up with new technologies such as using video and Internet via mobile phones. The Australian Communication & Media Authority reported in 2010 that around 90 percent of young people aged 15-17 owned mobile phones. They Think Oral Sex is Harmless! Remember, youth are not always thinking with logic. They are often ‘in the moment’ thinkers. Some are convinced that oral sex is safe because it avoids pregnancy. There is a commonly held belief among many lay people that oral sex carries little or no risk. In fact, some consider oral sex a safer sex alternative. But the truth is, like any other sexual activity, oral sex carries a risk of transmitting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Visit http://aids.about.com/ od/tipsforsafersex/qt/safeoral.htm for safety tips! Many programs have tried to encourage kids to take virginity pledges or to become new virgins by waiting from then to a later date like marriage. A Health Day News article in December, 2010 reports that teens who take virginity pledges are just as likely to have sex as teens that don't make such promises -- and they're less likely to practice safe sex to prevent disease or pregnancy, a new study finds. This study was conducted at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Check out for the full article. http:// abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/story? id=6541666&page=1 What’s the Solution? The solution is education and parental guidance and intervention. You can’t be with your kids 24/7 however you can tighten the noose. Here are some tips for parents: 1. Have open lines of communication 2. Start opening lines of communication 3. Share your experiences as a teen so they know you understand 4. Teach them about delayed gratification 5. Have a curfew 6. Know where they are at all times 7. Call their phones to check up on them

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8. Call the house phone so you know they are at home 9. Have their friends phone numbers 10. Know their friends 11. Get to know the parents 12. Talk to other parents before sleepovers as some are more lenient than you 13. Set parental controls on TV’s and computers 14. Monitor computer and phone use 15. Arrange to pick them up after school or put them in an afternoon program at school 16. Teach them about the dangers of sex, STD’s and teen pregnancy 17. Constantly remind them about the dangers 18. Ask questions 19. Be there 20. Don’t be afraid to take away privileges and electronics for breaking agreements and curfew 21. Call the house phone every ½ hour so they have to answer 22. Have the talk early don’t wait till 13 start at 9 or 10 years old and slowly build up in details as they get older 23. Call and make sure they are where they say they are 24. Show up unannounced every now and then to see if they are where they say they are and to make them think twice not knowing if you may show up Good Luck! 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 a member of the National Education Writers Association and author of the book, They Say I Have ADHD I Say Life Sucks! Thoughts From Nicholas and co-author of 365 Ways To Succeed With ADHD both available at www.Amazon.com. She is also the education editor for the Community Journal Newspaper in Long Island. She is currently employed in the Hempstead School District. You may contact her at speechlrb@yahoo.com or by visiti n g h e r w e b s i t e a t www.AskLisaAnne.com.

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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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Parent University at Centennial Avenue School Centennial Avenue School in Roosevelt hosted a “Parent University” at the school featuring a Parent Academic Workshop and a Career & Health Fair. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby congratulated Principal Barbara Solomon, Superintendent Robert Harris, PTA President Belinda Monroe, Frank Scott

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 speehlrb@yahoo.com

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Bayview School Students Celebrate Grandparents Day Students from Bayview Avenue School in Freeport celebrated Grandparents Day with a performance for the residents of the Meadowbrook Care Center on West Merrick Road. “We thank you for all that you have done for this community and country,” said Principal Odette Wills in her welcoming remarks. “We are very grateful.” The assisted care center, located directly across the street from the school, provided the perfect venue and a willing audience for the students’ performance. Ms. Muchnick’s second-grade class sang a special

Walker’s second-grade class performed the finale, an energetic and loving Grandparents Day version of Ricky Martin’s “The Cup of Life.” version of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” with lyrics tailored for the seniors watching the show. Next up was Ms. Ruge’s fourth-grade class, who performed an original comedic skit called “Eight Uses for Grandma,” followed by kindergartners singing “The Grandparents Song.” Ms.

Freeport Schools Awarded STLE Grant Funding of $786,000 by NYS Dept. of Education

After receiving vigorous applause the students returned to their school building with the knowledge that they had brought smiles and cheer to the residents of the nursing home.

The district was awarded $786,591 funded by New York State’s Race to the Top federal funds. This money will be used to fund additional professional development including collaboration with Adelphi University and Nassau BOCES, professional mentoring programs, targeted professional development activities based upon identified needs, support for teachers becoming dually certified in special education or English as a second language and workshops for elementary teachers conducted by Adelphi University professors relative to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), as well as other content areas.

In addition, the funds will support the purchase of classroom sets of iPods, curriculum development using iPods and increased use of technology in the classroom including additional SmartBoards and sound enhancement technology for special education and New York State Commissioner of Education John B. King, Jr. announced on Thurs- self-contained classrooms. day, October 11 that 17 districts were awarded Strengthening Teacher and Leader Ef- “We are very excited to receive these much needed funds especially during these diffifectiveness (STLE) Grant funding at this time. Freeport is the only district from Nas- cult financial times, when we must implement the Race to the Top requirements,” stated sau County to receive the award at this time. School districts applying for this grant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham. “These funds will greatly assist in were required to have a state approved Annual Professional Performance Review Plan providing additional ongoing professional development and mentoring programs for our and Freeport was one of the first in Nassau County to be in compliance with this crite- teachers, advancing the STEM disciplines and increasing the use of technology, all of ria. STLE grants are awarded to support school districts utilizing, as part of the imple- which will further support the needs of our students.” mentation of their APPR plan, a comprehensive approach in recruitment, development, support, retention and equitable distribution of effective teachers and school leaders. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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J.W. Dodd Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month J.W. Dodd Junior High School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a high-energy program filled with live entertainment, honored guests, multinational foods, multimedia presentations and the multitalented children in Freeport Schools. “We have a whole month to recognize the accomplishments of Latin Americans,” said keynote speaker Susan Greca, Freeport’s director of second language programs. “Dodd teachers are learning more about Spanish and English to make learning better and stronger.” Ms. Greca was among those honored with citations from County Executive Edward P. Mangano’s office. The other honorees were Freeport High School Assistant Principal Gisselle Campbell-Ham and local businessman and Dodd parent Gilberto Jiminez. A highlight of the evening was the Miss Latina 2012 Promenade, which featured a runway presentation of the NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

flag and announced the historical contributions of 20 different Latin nations. A series of Hispanic-flavored dancing and singing groups entertained the hundreds who had gathered before all were offered a taste of homemade international cooking at a buffet of traditional Latin American foods. The program was organized and overseen by J.W. Dodd Spanish teacher Dulce Rosario. PAGE 34


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Nassau County Youth Court Holds 200th Hearing Youth Court hears cases of non-violent teen offenders; hearings are staffed entirely by student volunteers MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that the Nassau County Youth Court, an innovative and progressive approach to youth justice, held its 200th hearing today at Hempstead Village Court. The Youth Court provides young people who have committed nonviolent crimes with the opportunity to take responsibility for their actions, serve their community, and learn character and careerbuilding skills. The Hempstead Village Court has housed the Youth Court since 2011 and continually supports the efforts of the program. To be eligible, all offenders, referred to as respondents, must be 17 or younger, acknowledge their wrongdoing, and take responsibil-

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It's time to put the Nassau County Correctional Center under a microscope. Four Nassau County inmates have committed suicide over the past 12 months, and the facility and its procedures need a speedy, comprehensive review. Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice last week joined state officials, inmate advocates and the New York Civil Liberties Union in calling for such a study, to be conducted by independent experts, and those calls should be heeded by the federal government. Earlier this month, inmate Darryl Woody, arrested on domestic violence charges, hanged himself at the Nassau University Medical Center, which provides medical care for inmates of the Nassau County jail. Woody, who reportedly suffered from depression and schizophrenia, was placed in the hospital after he slit his wrists in the jail's mental health tier. The suicide of a man who had just tried to slit his wrists is particularly troubling; Woody, clearly willing to do himself great harm, should have been under closer watch by corrections staffers, even while getting medical care. The jail had significant problems from 1999 until 2005 - so much so that it was placed under federal oversight, as was the NUMC inmate unit. Federal officials began monitoring the jail because of overcrowding and in response to the 1999 beating death of an inmate. InNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

ity for their actions. Student volunteers from across Nassau County take on the roles of prosecutor, defense attorney, bailiff, clerk, and juror during Youth Court hearings. All respondents must answer questions from jurors about what they did and why it was wrong. After the hearing, the jury deliberates and imposes a fair and constructive sanction for the respondents using restorative justice goals. Common sanctions include community service, oral and written apologies, essays, youth court jury duty, restitution, curfew, and mediation.

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That consent decree was lifted in 2006, and between 2006 and 2009 the facility didn't have a single inmate suicide. But Herve Jeannot and Gasparino Godino hanged themselves in the jail in October, as did Eamon McGinn a year ago this month. The jail houses 1,500 inmates, or 1.7 percent of the state's incarcerated population, but was the scene of 10 percent of the state's suicides by prisoners over the past year. These deaths aren't the only signs of problems. Former prison grievance officer Mark Barber, a corrections worker at the jail for 22 years whose responsibility was handling complaints from female inmates, was indicted last year on 80 charges that include rape, sexual abuse and forcible touching involving seven women. Barber, accused of using his position to manipulate jailed women into sex acts, pleaded not guilty in September. So the county needs answers. Each of the suicides created a mandatory probe by the state Commission of Correction, but they normally take 13 months to complete. That's too long. An immediate, comprehensive and professional evaluation of the jail's practices by outside experts is what's needed. Once the review is done, the county must respond to its findings and recommendations quickly and thoroughly. It's not time yet to cast blame. But it's past time to assess where it might fall and to find and implement solutions to protect Nassau's inmates. hN

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Nassau BOCES Education Partner Awards Program Accepting Nominations New award categories added Garden City, N.Y. (October 5, 2012)— Nassau BOCES Education Partner Awards program is now accepting nominations through Friday, November 2, 2012. Now in its seventh year, the program has added specific award categories allowing for a greater number and variety of honorees. In addition to the Education Partner award category, which is open to individuals from all walks of life, nominations are being accepted in five special award categories. And, for the first time, organizations can be nominated. The award categories are: ~Education Partner (open to all) ~ Teachers · Nassau BOCES employees ~ Organizations · School Board Members ~ Students “One of the nicest things about our program is that, just like Nassau BOCES, it is open to people from all walks of life, and we welcome nominations that reflect this diversity,” said Dr. Thomas Rogers, Nassau BOCES district superintendent. “Each year, we honor those whose impact on public education can be measured in a tangible way. And, in these challenging times we are especially appreciative of people who go above and beyond the scope of their commitments.” A strategic education partner with local school districts since 1967, Nassau BOCES created the Education Partner Awards program to recognize those who share its commitment to providing the best possible education for learners of all ages and abilities. Over the past six years, the Nassau BOCES Education Partner Awards program has recognized more than 75 individuals for their influence on public education. The awards program is open to everyone who is involved with, or is a supporter of, preschool to 12th grade or adult education in Nassau County. Previous nominees have included parents, educators, coaches, members of the public and private sector including, attorneys, reporters, volunteers, legislators, college professors and retirees. This year’s winners will be announced in January 2013 and will be honored March 21, 2013, at the seventh annual Nassau BOCES Education Partner Awards Gala sponsored by the Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation. The Education Partners Awards program helps to provide grants used to support specialized activities that are often beyond the scope of Nassau BOCES’ operating budget. In the past, grants have funded iPads for the classroom, a giant map of Long Island, a virtual kitchen and an electronic keyboard.

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that will benefit their community and provide the respondent with a new experience that will have a positive impact on him or her, and potentially become a regular activity. For example, respondents have been linked to college professors, football coaches, lawyers, and other community agencies to help them pursue their goals. Respondents are also linked to supportive services including drug treatment, anger management, and counseling. Student volunteers also learn valuable skills from the special training they receive from assistant district attorneys in the DA’s Office. Hofstra Law School, in partnership with the DA’s office, has also provided valuable support for the program. Volunteers learn about the working of the criminal justice system, the benefits of civic responsibility, and develop public speaking skills. Volunteers also connect with other young people from across Nassau County, act as a positive influence on their peers, and play an important role in reducing crime and delinquency in their communities. DA Rice is a strong advocate for innovative and progressive approaches to youth justice, and her office is among several counties in New York State selected by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippmann to open an Adolescent Diversion Part (ADP) to address deficiencies in the criminal justice system’s handling of young teenage offenders. Offenders age 16 and 17 are eligible for participation in the ADP. Each offender is first interviewed using the youth assessment screening instrument, which uses a number of factors to determine whether an offender is a low, medium, or high risk to reoffend. That assessment determines the course that prosecutors take. Low assessment offenders can see their cases dismissed, while medium and high risk offenders will have a treatment plan tailored to their needs and overseen by the adolescent diversion judge. All of this is done to address the factors that led the offender to the court in the first place, and to reduce the odds of reoffending. “Youth Court and Adolescent Diversion are all about education, intervention, and prevention,” Rice said. “We must get to these kids before the influences of the street become too much to overcome and provide them with the resources they need to succeed. By positively influencing their development at a crucial stage in their lives, we can help shape the next generation of civic-minded, responsible citizens.” For more information on the Nassau County Youth Court, please visit: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/DA/youthdev.html

Statement from District Attorney Kathleen Rice "Early this morning, one of our brave police officers was killed in the line of duty. I'm deeply saddened by our community's loss and my heart breaks for the officer's family, friends and colleagues. What I can promise is that we will get to the bottom of exactly what happened this morning, and that we will continue to work tirelessly every day to protect those who risk their lives for the safety of our communities." PAGE 36


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Staying One Step Ahead of Cancer! Often people do not think it will benefit them immediately if they cut back on junk foods, so they don’t. I will tell you there are two great paybacks from cutting back on eating junks that I personally benefited from; the number one benefit is that I maintained my weight for ten years at a perfect size eight. The second is that I became addicted to feeling good; it took years for me to understand and make the connection between junk food, weight and wellness. What is junk food anyway? According to Google definition “Food that has low nutritional value, typically produced in the form of packaged snacks needing little or no preparation.” Merriam-Webster has a similar definition “food that is high in calories but low in nutritional content - something that is appealing or enjoyable but of little or no real value. The definition alone should give us a clue into the kind of cells it will produce. Fast food chains started making their entry in America with White Castle – 1920 followed by KFC - 1929 McDonald's - 1940 Dunkin Donuts - 1951 Burger King - 1954 Taco Bell - 1955 Pizza Hut - 1958 Subway – 1965 Wendy’s – 1969 One would argue, why did it take so long for the obesity crisis to make its way in our society? Before you attempt to answer this question, let me introduce you to Morgan Spurlock in “Super Size Me” Spurlock produced a documentary in 2004 about his life, eating Mc Donald three times a day and the results where astonishing, during the month experiment he had gained 29 ½ lbs. his cholesterol level went up to 230... I am going to share with you a simple but yet powerful analysis which opened my eyes. Just like placing a seed in the soil, there is no magic, the seed will reproduce after its kind; in another words we could not expect the seeds of a watermelon to produce cucumbers. Nature will go to work, the seed will depend on a few things outside of itself proper soil, climate and water. There is always a Law in action when farming; the same Law holds true for our cells if we improve the quality of our building material, like the seed in the ground we will produce cells that are healthier. The same Law that activates the seed is in action in our body as well reproducing after its kind. Healthy in = Healthy out, Junk in = Junk out, NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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we hear this often we are what we eat; we really are if we think about it. Most people have to get sick or experience life and death before they start making changes. Prevention is staying one step ahead of cancer. Here are some simple and healthy choices you can start adding to your daily life to prevent and stay healthy. Eat organic Fill up on a good breakfast Get moving with physical activities Keep your immune system strong Keep a basket of fruits at your desk Make water your favorite drink Always carry healthy snack preferably fruits or nuts Homemade lunch is the best, brown paper bags are ok for the office Instead of emailing your co worker, take a stretch, walk to their desk Make healthy choices a family affair Go to bed early Laugh often Love yourself and your neighbor Three quarters of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history; you don’t have to be part of the statistic. Make healthy choices a daily event. Start with small steps and be gentle with yourself. 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 37


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Razor bumps and baldness: A men’s guide to skin troubles It’s not just women. Guys are just as conscious about their outward appearance as we are. Yet, they suffer with their own set of less-talked-about skin ailments. So, let’s take a look at two of the most common offenders and what can be done about them. Razor bumps Razor bumps occur when hairs curl back into the skin and create inflammation. As a result, painful pimples, redness, dark spots and, sometimes, keloids can occur. A common mistake men make is shaving too close to the skin, which increases the likelihood of these ingrown hairs. “Men with curly hair, such as African-American men, who suffer with razor bumps should purchase a razor with a guard that prevents contact with the skin,” says Dr. Madeliene Gainers, a general dermatologist in Jacksonville, Fla. at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. For those concerned that using a guard would leave behind stubble, Gainers says: “Maybe some stubble, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t appear ‘clean cut,’ and it’s better than bumps or even worse — keloids.” Razors made specifically for razor bumps — which are also called PFB or pseudofolliculitis barbae — are good options. Gainers suggests the brand Bump Fighter as an example. To treat razor bumps once they happen:  Avoid shaving until all bumps have healed.  If shaving can’t be avoided, use scissors or an electric clipper to trim hair to about five millimeters in length. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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 Using a mirror, release the ingrown hairs with tweezers or a needle. Do not pluck them.  Apply a warm towel to the bumps daily.  For some, using an antibiotic cream or steroid creams may be necessary. Going bald Also called androgenic alopecia, male-patterned baldness occurs in men whose hair follicles are more sensitive to a hormone made from testosterone. It is usually genetic and affects white men four times more than black men. It starts with a receding hairline in an “M” pattern, followed by hair loss in the top center of the head in a circular shape. Both expand until ultimately meeting each other, and creating the male-pattern of baldness. Once it starts, however, there are a few interventions that can help. “This process can be slowed or halted by medications like Propecia [which decreases this testosterone-derivative]. Minoxidil, or Rogaine, is also helpful,” Gainers says. She continues: “If male-patterned baldness occurs and is undesired, hair transplantation is an effective option. But, it’s considered to be a cosmetic procedure and will not be covered by insurance.” Some men opt to shave their heads completely bald once hairlines begin receding. However, men — especially African-American men — can develop large patches of razor bumps on the scalp that swell and lead to keloids or scarring. These are often at the back of the head. Men who have these should use the same razor bump tips as above. 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. PAGE 38


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Life Changing Words The New You Isaiah 43:19 KJV “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” This is the time of year that we start to look back and reflect on our life. We remember our failures as well as our accomplishments that we obtained throughout the year. We begin to think how we let some things fall by the waste side while other things were very easily attained. What I do know is that whatever happened during last year or during the 1st half of this year we cannot change it even if we wanted to, so we might as well accept it and move on. I know that sounds maybe a little harsh and maybe even compassionless but it is reality. I say this because the last thing you want to do at the end of the year is get stuck thinking about the past and miss what God has in store for you in the future. Many of us forget that there is so much more to life than we can ever imagine. We get stuck in our personal comfort zones and all we see is what we have planned for our life, never ever realizing that God may have a different and even greater plan for you. There are some dreams, visions and desires that are in you that only God can birth out or shall I say bring forth. There are some gifts and talents that you have the ability to do but truly you don’t even know it. Why? Because God has not revealed them to you yet or maybe it is not the appointed time for you to walk in this newness of character. A lot of times before we can walk into the new God have to get rid of some old. Meaning God has to get rid of some of our old habits, old ways and maybe even some old people for they are hindering your growth and stopping your expansion. So take time now to re-evaluate your life. Then begin to eliminate some of the old things that are holding you in captivity and stopping you from entering into your new season.

new hopes and dreams, as well as a new outlook on life so you can enter into a new year. However I now challenge you to enter into a new (a deeper) relationship with the Father and watch Him do a new thing in you. If God can make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert then surely He can make all things new for you. So let’s not wait until another year comes in to celebrate but let us celebrate “The New You” right now: as God springs and brings you forth…. Dr. Karen Deadwyler is a new author inspired by God. Her first book titled “His Miraculous Way” speaks of her victory through Jesus Christ. For Apostle Karen is truly a miracle writing about miracles. She is the Visionary of a women’s ministry called Willing Women of Worship Fellowship and the Pastor of Glory Temple Ministries. To contact her, inquire about her book or to send comments email her at kaynrony@yahoo.com or visit her website: www.godlypleasures.org

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Gabby Douglas wins Sportswoman of Year award NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas has won Sportswoman of the Year honors from the NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Women’s Sports Foundation. The gymnast won the award Wednesday night, beating out Lindsey Vonn, London Olympians Serena Williams, Missy Franklin, Allyson Felix, and Paralympians Jessica Long and Tatyana McFadden. Douglas is the third gymnast to win the award, joining fellow (Continued on page 46)

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FINDING JOY IN THE EFFORT, WIN OR LOSE by B. J. Robinson

It’s been a tough year for the Hempstead High tigers football team. They have lost 5 games and have been in the winner’s column only once this year, when they upended Hicksville 22-6 three weeks ago. Their most recent loss came at Massapequa by a score of 42-8. This weekend the Tigers play a homecoming game against archrival Uniondale at 2pm and then close out their season October 27th with a road trip to Plainview JFK. The homecoming game is expected to be a good one because Hempstead tends to perform well during homecoming events. The team seems to feed off the excitement that’s in that air that day, sensing that the home crowd, alumni, dignitaries and the community are firmly behind them. This game is crucial for Uniondale; with a 3-3 record, a win could perhaps propel them into the playoffs. Hempstead is in a position to play spoiler. But if the Tigers don’t win another game this season, the world will not turn upside down, or, rather, it should not…or we should not allow it to. We must keep in perspective that this is a “game” that teenagers play and they

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play hard at it. Sometimes folks get so caught up in talking about the wins and losses they lose sight of what’s really important. Not the game or the victory or defeat, it’s the young people who practice daily and go out there week after week and represent their school – most of the time, for the sheer joy of it – and that’s what should always be the focus. Young people need to feel joy at this time of their lives, when they are contending on behalf of their school. When they compete in college, it’s still a rich, fulfilling experience, but it lacks some of the innocence and special joy of high school sports. It’s incumbent upon us to find a way to make high school competition fun and enjoyable again for studentathletes, no matter the numbers on the scoreboard or the number of wins and losses. Every player who puts on a uniform and participates on behalf of their school and their community is a winner!..The Hempstead boys soccer team dropped a tough game to Farmingdale October 16. They will conclude their season with soccer contests at Uniondale and Oceanside on October 18th and 22nd…The ABGS Middle School football team has won all three of its games, defeating Lawrence (first time in over a decade!), Oceanside and Roosevelt. Next up, they face Lawrence Road Middle School, followed by games against Freeport and Baldwin. Their joyful ride continues…. B.J. Robinson is an educator, a community volunteer, and  a youth sports enthusiast. 

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Report: Evander Holyfield says he’s retires from boxing It’s been more than fifteen years since Evander Holyfield’s infamous ‘bite fight’ with fellow heavyweight Mike Tyson. Since then Holyfield’s boxing career hasn’t had many memorable moments. Monday night, the now almost 50-year-old Holyfield told Sports Illustrated he’s finally had enough. The Alabama native was nicknamed the ‘Real Deal’ for his gutsy performances that made him a heavyweight champion. Bryan Armen Graham of SI.com calls Holyfield “the last great American heavyweight champion”: Many veteran observers will say the decision is long overdue. A little more than a decade ago, Holyfield was one of the most recognizable athletes on the planet, having generated more than a half-billion in pay-per-view receipts. Yet he won just eight of his last 18 fights. The New York State Athletic Commission banned him from boxing due to “diminishing skills” in 2005, forcing Holyfield’s more recent bouts to such inglorious outposts as White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., and Corpus Christi, Texas.

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He’d spent the past few years campaigning for a shot at Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko, the brothers who collectively rule the heavyweight division, with the goal of retiring as champion. But each Klitschko brother — despite their mutual need for “name” opponents — rebuffed Holyfield’s persistent overtures out of respect. (“He is my idol,” Vitali said in August. “I can’t do it for any amount of money.”) Holyfield’s dream of regaining the titles had been derided as quixotic. Yet when wasn’t Holyfield dogged by naysayers? Fact is, if Holyfield paid mind to his critics, his career would have never gotten off the ground — let alone reached the stratospheric heights he occupied throughout most of the 1990s.

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Olympic gold medalists Mary Lou Retton (1984) and Nastia Liukin (2008). Liukin presented Douglas with the award, given to an individual athlete who exhibits exceptional performances. Douglas won the all-around gold at the London Olympics, the fourth American — and first African-American — to win gymnastics’ biggest prize. She also helped the U.S. women to the team title, their first since 1996 and second overall. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Mike Epps to star as Richard Pryor in Nina Simone biopic ‘Nina’ Comedian Mike Epps received rave reviews this summer for his dramatic role as the troubled comedian, Satin Struthers, in Sparkle. The 41-year-old actor is now set to take on the role Richard Pryor in the upcoming Nina Simone biopic, Nina, starring Zoe Saldana. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Epps will star as Pryor in a supporting role. In a supporting role, Epps will play Pryor, who opened for the singer when they two were starting out in the early 1960s. Pryor had terrible stage fright and Simone, in her autobiography, recalled how she regularly rocked him into calmness. Cynthia Mort penned the script for Nina and is directing the film, which follows the “Feeling Good” singer’s “ascent to stardom and her relationship with her Paris-based manager Clifton Henderson,” played by David Oyelowo. In addition to Sparkle, Epps recently wrapped up filming The Hangover Part III. He also has a role in the thriller Vipaka, starring Forest Whitaker and Anthony Mackie, which is reportedly in postproduction. Nina begins shooting this week in Los Angeles. Follow Chris Witherspoon on Twitter at @WitherspoonC ONLINE EDITION

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Beyoncé set to headline Super Bowl halftime show NEW YORK (AP) — All the single ladies will be watching the upcoming Super Bowl along with football lovers. That’s because Beyonce is the halftime show performer. A source familiar with Super Bowl XLVII told The Associated Press the Grammy-winning diva will take the stage at the halftime show on Feb. 3, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because that person wasn’t authorized to publicly reveal the information. The official announcement is expected Wednesday, the source said. Beyonce, whose pop and R&B hits include “Crazy in Love,” ”Irreplaceable” and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” has won 16 Grammy Awards. The 31-year-old sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 in her hometown of Houston when the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers. Madonna performed at halftime at this year’s Super Bowl in February with guests CeeLo Green, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and M.I.A. The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots in a thrilling rematch of the contest four years earlier. Her performance was seen by 114 million people, a higher average than the game itself, which was seen by an estimated 111.3 million people, according to the Nielsen Co. If Beyonce’s performance at the Pepsi NFL Halftime Show features collaborations, it could likely include husband-rapper Jay-Z and her Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. New Orleans last hosted a Super Bowl in 2002, making next year’s game the first NFL championship in the city since Hurricane Katrina devastated parts of the Louisiana Superdome in 2005. Pepsi is returning as the sponsor for the halftime show since doing so in 2007 when Prince performed.

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“REASONABLE THINKING” By Jim Reed I  attended  a  NARI  (National  Asso‐ ciation  of  the  Remodeling  Industry)  Meeting  this  week  at  the  Chateau  Bri‐ and.  These  Remodelers  pride  them‐ selves  with  greater  quality  of  work‐ manship,  higher  standards,  +  constant  training  and  improvement  of  their  work ethics +training. The NARI organi‐ zation  polices  expels  those  who  break  their  rules,  creating  a  greater  trust  of  those  who  are  members.  Their  yearly  competitions  create  marvelous  works  of construction art in a friendly, nurtur‐ ing  manner,  but  the  competition  is  fierce! I  attended  a  Nassau  Women’s  Re‐ publication  Federation  Luncheon  this  week  (my  stomach  is  multi‐partisan!)  which  was  a  wonderful  event,  and  it  wasn’t  just  because  I  had  filet  mignon  for lunch1 The energy and positivity in  the room was wonderful to experience,  and  seeing  so  many  active,  interested,  intelligent,  and  vocal  women  was  a  great  pleasure.  I  like  to  mix  it  up  a  bit  so  life  remains  interesting  and  new  ideas  come  to  the  front.  I  just  love  di‐ versity  and  what  it  brings  to  my  exis‐ tence.  My  congratulations  and  compli‐ ments  to  the  tireless  President  of  the  Nassau  Women’s  Republication  Fed‐ eration,  Ann  Schochett  and  her  entire  committee  for  a  job  well  done.  The  staff at The Westbury Manor deserve a  huge THANK YOU for the extraordinary  service  and  delicious  food  that  they  provide in their regular course of busi‐ ness on a daily basis. I  was  NOT  able  to  attend  the  Mi‐ chelle  Obama  luncheon  at  the  Crest  Hollow Country Club, despite receiving  a  personal note  from  their  Long Island  Chairman, Jon Cooper. I did spread the  word, especially about the change from  the  Uniondale  Marriott.  I  understand  the  place  was  packed  with  admirers  and  well‐wishers,  a  blessing,  for  sure.  I’m  sure  they  changed  the  venue  due  to  the  police  involvement  with  the  Presidential  Debate  held  at  Hofstra,  less  than  a  mile  away  from  the  Mar‐ riott.  The  demands  on  the  Police  for  their  presence  and  protection  were  great  and  their  professionalism  and  performance  were  exquisite,  as  ex‐ pected. I  attended  the  Nassau  Police  Re‐ serves meeting this week, and, again, a  well‐attended,  superior,  supportive  display  of  TOP  COP  awards,  scholar‐ ships,  fun,  frolic,  friendship,  and  great  raffle prizes, all due to the hard work of  Loring  and  Ilene  Miller,  President,  and  very  supportive  spouse  and  board  member! This organization boats many  in  law  enforcement  who  support  the  organization  because  the  Nassau  Re‐ serves  support  them  and  so  many  ONLINE EDITION

other  good  causes.  Kudos  to  the  Nassau  Police  Reserves  and  their  Board  of  Direc‐ tors and members. Newsweek is going to stop printing an  actual magazine in January. They are going  all digital. You'll pay a subscription fee to  get the 'magazine' on your tablet or ipad.  This is not an unusual phenomenon since  so many newspapers are already resorting  to digital editions. It’s a trend that many of  us older readers must get used to. WHO STOLE MY ETCH‐A‐SKET CH???  Picasso, Matisse, Monets stolen from mu‐ seum  Dutch police say seven paintings stolen  from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam  proposed  for  suburban  commuter  include one by Pablo Picasso, one by Henri  lines ‐‐LIRR and MetroNorth. Up to  Matisse, and two by Claude Monet. I knew  9%. That's big!  I should have saved my doodles from ear‐ VOLUNTEER  TO  BE  A  SALVA‐ lier in life. They probably would have been  TION  ARMY  BELL  RINGER,  or  col‐ in great demand and would have reaped  lect  new,  unwrapped  toys  ‐‐  Call  me millions of dollars (maybe, pennies?)  516‐485‐4900 to participate. From  which would have set me up for life!!! Valley Stream to Massapequa, call  My  long‐time  pal,  and  wonderful  hu‐ 516‐378‐4557. THANK YOU. man being, MEL JACKSON, will be celebrat‐ ing  his  80TH  BIRTHDAY  ‐‐  OCTOBER  24TH  SPECIAL ELECTION FOR NASSAU  at TheWESTBURY MANOR. CALL PAT MUR‐ COUNTY LEGISLATURE ‐‐ To be  PHY  AT  LTI  FOR  DETAILS  516‐483‐3401.  held on Election Day, Saving us  $65. Mel has  been so very involved in the  $$$$.  Civil  Rights  Movement,  including  leader‐ The Nassau GOP has tapped Mi‐ ship  in  the  Congress  of  Racial  Equality  chael Venditto of Massapequa to  (CORE),  Scouting,  Children  and  Family  run for the open seat in an at‐ causes,  and  so  much  more  within  the  vil‐ tempt to retain the legislature's  lage  of  Hempstead  and  beyond.  Come  majority. Meanwhile, Democrats  celebrate with us as we recognize Mel and  have selected Massapequa Park  Republican Joanne Maglione as  celebrate with him. Rumor has it that former Mayor Rudy  their candidate in the race. Teresa  Rizzuto,  the  former  Giuliani may once again be a candidate for  New York City Mayor in the 2013 race. It is  Commissioner of Long Island Mac‐ Arthur  Airport,  has  landed  a  new  certain that Giuliani will be getting more  than 40 percent of the Hispanic vote due  position  with  the  Federal  Aviation  to the fact that among all who have served  Administration. Profits in the securities indus‐ as Mayor of NYC, no Mayor had ever ap‐ pointed more Hispanics to serve in higher  try are projected to grow in 2012,  while employment and the cash  positions than Rudy Giuliani.  bonus pool in New York City are  Among those in high positions under  Giuliani, we have to remember and men‐ expected to decline, according to  an analysis released Tuesday by  tion the names of Herman Badillo, who  New York State Comptroller Tho‐ served as Educational Advisor and Chair‐ mas P. DiNapoli. READ NYS COMP‐ man of the Board of Trustees of CUNY;  Ninfa Segarra who served as Deputy Mayor  TROLLER TOM DiNAPOLI'S WEEKLY  for Education and Human Services; Ruben  NEWSLETTER ‐ View stories online:  http://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/ Franco who served as Chairman for the  NYC Housing Authority; Walter Alicea who  index.htm. BICYCLES -- RULES OF served as the Housing Authority's Deputy  General Manager for Operations; Manny  THE ROAD 1-Obey all traffic laws/signs/ Papier who served as Giuliani’s Deputy  Chief of Staff; Yolanda Jimenez who served  signals 2-Always wear a Helmet as the NYPD Deputy Commissioner for  3-Ride WITH flow of Traffic Community Affairs – and many others. 4-Use Lights at Night Haunted  Halloween  at  Old  Bethpage  5-Don't Pass on Right Village  Restoration,  this  weekend  October  6-NO headphones/cell phones/text 20,  21st  from  10AM  till  4PM.  Don’t  forget  to bring your best costume and participate  in  scavenger  hunt  and  many  more  games.  Food  will  be  available.  A  Great  time  for  family fun and togetherness! COMMUTERS ‐‐‐ Substantial fare increases  PAGE 5


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3 white NY high school students in blackface re-enact Chris Brown-Rihanna beating Three white high school students in Waverly, New York, performed a satirical “re-enactment” of Chris Brown’s infamous beating of his then-girlfriend Rihanna, in blackface, at a pep rally in front of students, parents, community leaders, and the media.

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were just ill informed of how offending their skit actually was. The staff should have stopped it before it even started. By acting like the skit was acceptable, they are teaching their students that racism is okay and that abuse is humorous.” “The Waverly School District is committed to creating a positive atmosphere through our activities,” school district superintendent Joseph Yelich said in a statement. “I will be working with our building administrators, our staff and our students to examine our current activities and develop future activities consistent with our commitment.”

The act has decried as racist by former students of the high school, and some have questioned the judgment of the school administrators who allowed such a show to be performed. Their students were participating in a competition to be crowned “Mr. Waverly.” According to CNN, former Waverly High School student Vlad Chituc said, “I think it’s unconscionable that such blatant racism has been tacitly approved two years in a row.” theGrio opinion: Is blackface always beyond the pale? “The administration should be creating an environment where minorities are welcome, not the butts of racist jokes that make light of domestic violence,” said Chituc. Another former student, Hannah Van Wie-Desisti, said, “I used to be so proud of where I came from. Not so much now due to the recent incident. I found it unfathomable that the faculty would not only approve this idea for the skit in the first place, but allow it to go on during the pep rally. I honestly don’t believe that the students meant to offend, but ONLINE EDITION

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Bethany Seventh-day Adventist Church Invites the Community to a Special Program – What Do Jesus And Jeans Have In Common? Westbury, NY October 9, 2012 -- What do Jesus and Jeans have in common? Could it be that Jesus invites you to come to Him just as you are? Is this a reminder to “consider the lilies of the field” (Matthew 6:28)? Probably it is admonition to beware of sheep in wolf’s clothing (Matthew 7:15)! The answer to this thought-provoking question will be presented during a special program at the Bethany Seventh-day Adventist Church, 962 Prospect Avenue, Westbury, New York on Saturday, October 27, 2012 following the 11:00 a.m. service. What Do Jesus And Jeans Have In Common? is a program for the entire community, which will be presented by Jaime Michael Kowlessar, Bethany's pastor. Don’t miss this faith-encouraging, inspirational program and get the answer to the burning question: What do Jesus and Jeans have in common? Wear jeans and bring an extra pair for someone in need! A blessing, and the answer, awaits! For more information log on to http://www.bethanysda.com. ONLINE EDITION

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NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY 2012 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS October 3 LI Cares Event: Tom Chapin (School Groups Only) October 5 Clannad October 6 Theresa Caputo (Matinee Added) October 12 Engelbert Humperdinck October 13 Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing October 18 Weird Al Yankovic October 19 Asia October 20 Hot Autumn Night starring Tommy James & The Shondells, Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone and more! October 26 Al Green & Lalah Hathaway October 27 Melissa Etheridge October 28 The Price Is Right Live! – 7:30 PM Added Show! November 2 Roger Hodgson: Legendary Voice of Supertramp November 3 Jay Black & Bill Medley November 4 Gary Allan November 9 Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience November 10 Fitingo Music presents En Vogue & Lillo Thomas and Friends November 11 ImaginOcean November 16 Lisa Marie Presley November 17 &18 Tony Bennett November 23 Blood, Sweat & Tears, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Dave Mason November 24 & 25 The Moody Blues November 27 Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Extravaganza November 29 Jim Brickman November 30 Jim Breuer December December December December December December December December December December December December December December January 12 January 13 March 16 May 17 May 18

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Paul Anka Cinderella’s Christmas (at 1 PM) B.B. King (at 7 p.m.) Father Charles and Laurie Martina McBride Holiday Doo Wop Max & Ruby in The Nutcracker Suite Wayne Newton The Irish Tenors Christmas Spectacular Pat Cooper & Tony Danza Chef Robert Irvine Straight No Chaser Linda Eder Kenny Rogers Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild The Little Prince Ron White *On Sale October 13 Johnny Mathis Johnny Mathis

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B. B. KING

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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FITINGO MUSIC PRESENTS EN VOGUE & LILLO THOMAS AT THE NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 WESTBURY, NY – FITINGO MUSIC presents “An Evening of Sophisticated Soul” starring En Vogue and Lillo Thomas at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, November 10 at 8 p.m. Special guests James “D Train” Williams and Cherelle also appear. Tickets are $69.50, $49.50 and $39.50 and are available at www.livenation.com, the Westbury box office or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Event, date and time are subject to change. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges. For further information, please visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com. For membership information, visit www.westburymembership.com. En Vogue is one of the best selling female groups of all time.

The R&B Grammy nominated ladies bring their sophisticated sass and flawless harmonies to each of their live performances. They burst onto the music scene in 1990 with their debut album, BORN TO SING featuring the crossover smash hit “Hold On.” The album featured two more number one hits, “Lies” and “You Don’t Have To Worry.” By the time they released their second album, FUNKY DIVAS, they were bonafide superstars. The album featured the number one R&B hits, “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” and “Giving Him Something He Can Feel.” In 1994 they partnered with SALT ‘N’ PEPA for chart topping hit, “Whatta Man.” Lillo Thomas, the Brooklyn born R&B crooner, ruled the 80’s airwaves with his hits and Track & Field with his speed. At age 16, he set the world record for the 200 yard dash. Already a hit maker with his 1983 debut “You’re A Good Girl,” he qualified for the 1984 Summer Olympics, but an auto accident kept him from competing. He toured with Eddie Murphy in 1985 and hits like “Sexy Girl,” “I’m In Love,” “Downtown,” and “Wanna Make Love (All Night Long)” made 1987 a banner year for this gifted vocalist. James “D Train” Williams will perform hits including “You’re ONLINE EDITION

The One For Me,” his “D Train Theme,” and “Keep On.” Cherrelle debuted on the R&B charts with the TOP TEN hit, “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On.” She continued to create hit records with her mentors Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis including “Everything I Miss at Home,” “When I Look Into Your Eyes” and also charted a couple duets with Alexander O’Neal – “Saturday Love” and “Never Knew Love Like This.” ABOUT FITINGO MUSIC Fitingo Music is music for your soul and is dedicated to bringing quality back to live performances. Founding partner, Kimberly Thomas was born in Baldwin, NY and raised in Queens. “Music has become more and more processed. There is nothing more magical than the sound of a riveting vocalist delivering music that touches your soul. Music is energy and draws on all your emotions,” said Ms. Thomas. “Whether its reliving old memories or creating new ones I am thrilled that we are able to bring those experiences to audiences and have a great night out while doing so.” PAGE 10


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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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AL GREEN RETURNS TO NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY WITH SPECIAL GUEST LALAH HATHAWAY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

Comedian Katt Williams arrested for another gun violation According to E! News, comedian Katt Williams was briefly detained for a gun violation this morning. He was released without any charges filed. The comedian was in the parking lot outside the Supper Club in Los Angeles at around 1 a.m. when police say they received a call that someone had a handgun. The individual identified Williams as the suspect. The gun was not found on his person, but they found it in the car. TMZ was told that the gun was unregistered and the police are trying to figure out who owns it. Follow Similoluwa Ojurongbe

Katt Williams launches antiMexican tirade at heckler Comedian Katt Williams went on an extended rant during a comedy show in Phoenix Saturday, taunting a heckler of Mexican descent. According to a transcript posted by the Huffington Post, and a video making the Youtube rounds, Williams was responding to insults by an audience member, whom he learned was of Mexican origin.

Westbury, NY – One of r&b’s greatest voices, AL GREEN returns to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury for one show only on Friday, October 26th with special guest, Lalah Hathaway. Tickets are $49.50 , $59.50 and $69.50 and are available at www.livenation.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Westbury box office. Event date and time are subject to change. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges. For further information, please visit www.thetheatreatwestbury.com For Westbury membership information, visit www.westburymembership.com. The Reverend Al Green began his career with the Gospel group, The Greene Brothers and had his first hit, “Back Up Train,” with the Soul Mates in 1967. Going solo in 1969, Al Green wrote most of his own songs and is best known for his string of R&B and Top Forty hits in the seventies including “Let’s Stay Together,” “I’m Still In Love With You,” “You Ought To Be With Me,” “Here I Am” and so many more. In 1976, Al Green became an ordained pastor of the FULL GOSPEL TABERNACLE in Memphis and continues to serve in this capacity, delivering services down the street from Graceland. After spending several years exclusively performing Gospel, Al Green returned to R&B, recording a 1988 duet with Annie Lennox, “Put A Little Love In Your Heart.” In 1995, Al Green was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has received 11 Grammy Awards and earned BET’s 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award. The daughter of late soul music legend, Donny Hathaway, Lalah Hathaway is known for her timeless and tender music. Referred to as the “first daughter of soul,” Lalah Hathaway is a classically trained vocalist and pianist who attended the Berklee College of Music. Lalah made her debut in 1990 with the single, “Heaven Knows.” As a performer, she effortlessly combines the essentials of Jazz, Pop and R&B to make music that is true to her heart and soul. Over the past twenty years, Lalah has released six albums and received a Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Grammy Award nomination for her 2008 single “That Was Then.” Her sixth studio album, Where It All Begins, was released in 2011.

After the initial taunts, Williams unleashed a more than sevenminute tirade in which he stated “if y’all had California and you loved it, then you shouldn’t have given that mothaf*cka up. You should have fought for California, goddamnit, since you love it…” referred to Mexicans as “landscapers” and condemned those who he said “think they can live in this country and pledge allegience to another country… do you remember when white people used to say go back to Africa? And we’d have to tell them we dont want to? So if you love Mexico, bitch, get the f*ck over there!.” During the rant, Williams also broke into a rendition of the National Anthem.

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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 23


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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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HEMPSTEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT WORKSHOP NETWORKING YOUR WAY TO YOUR NEXT JOB Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:00pm – 8:30pm For immediate release* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * advance Registration needed * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Contact: Reference* * * * * * * * * * * * *481-6990

This workshop provides a clear understanding of what the term “network” means, includes tips on successful networking, and offers real-life examples of just how networking has assisted others achieve their goal of job placement. Topics include advantages and pitfalls of networking, initiating networking encounters, developing taglines, networking tools, networking opportunities, the networking process, scripts to be used when calling contacts for referrals and suggestions and follow up. This program will be held in the Community Room. Registration is required for this free program. ONLINE EDITION

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HEMPSTEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT WORKSHOP JOB INTERVIEWS: IMPRESS AND ACHIEVE SUCCESS Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 6:30pm – 8:00pm For immediate release* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * advance Registration needed * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Contact: Reference* * * * * * * * * * * * *481-6990 Interviewing for a job can be a nerve wracking experience. Come and learn how to effectively prepare yourself before and during the interview, as well as what you can do afterwards to increase your chances of getting hired. Resume writing and cover letter preparation will be addressed, in addition to dressing for success. If you are anxious about interviewing this workshop is a MUST. The program will be held in the Community Room. Registration is required for this free program

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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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PUPPETS FROM NEAR AND FAR VISIT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM The Long Island Children’s Museum is opening its doors this week to a Princess from the East End and a Spanish crocodile born into the “wrong” family when two puppet companies bring special performances to the LICM Theater. Long Island’s own Liz Joyce and a Couple of Puppets company opens the puppetfilled weekend with performances and workshops as part of the Arts Alive LI Festival. On Sunday, LICM hosts the Periphery Theatre from Spain arrives in Garden City with a heartwarming story. Program and Performance Schedule – October 15-21 Fall Flyers Tuesday, October 16 through Friday, October 19 from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Join us as you design your own autumn-themed wind spinner using fun fall materials. All ages. Free with museum admission. Liz Joyce and Couple of Puppets presents The Princess, the Frog and the Pea Saturday, October 20 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Welcome back one of Long Island’s most popular puppet companies, Liz Joyce and a Couple of Puppets who hail from Goat on a Boat Puppet Theater in Sag Harbor. Combining three well-loved stories, this production will delight audiences of all ages. A princess, a witch, an un-enchanted frog, a hoot owl and a neurotic pea, who longs to be a hero, are the stars of this mixed-up tale. This performance is being presented as part of Arts Alive LI Festival, celebrating the artists who call Long Island home. Ages:3 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission, $3 LICM members, $10 theater only ONLINE EDITION

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Celebrating Classic Children’s Stories through Puppetry Saturday, October 20 at 1 p.m. Pop into the Theater and meet puppeteer Liz Joyce as she shares the process of telling a story and bringing it to life using puppets. Tickets are available at the Box Office on a first come, first serve basis for this special program. This performance is being presented as

part of Arts Alive LI Festival, celebrating the artists who call Long Island home. All ages. Free with museum admission. Construction Junction Saturday, October 20 from 2:304 : 3 0 p . m . Did you know that you can build with just about anything? Come help us construct bridges, towers, houses and more with an assortment of colorful recycled cardboard. With enough “engineers” helping us we can build an entire city! All ages. Free with museum admission. Periphery Theatre of Ma-

drid Spain presents Guyi-Guyi Sunday, October 21 at 2 p.m. What happens when others see you differently? Guyi-Guyi is a crocodile who by chance was born into a family of ducks. He lives happily with his family until one day he meets a crocodile and learns that crocodiles eat ducks! Join Guyi-Guyi on his journey as he follows his instincts and learns how to be a “good” crocodile. This performance is being presented through the cooperation of the Cultural Department of the Consulate General of Spain in New York City. Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission, $3 LICM members, $10 theater only Community Gallery Presidents Helping Children Tuesday, October 2 through Tuesday, November 6 Explore the contributions 11 United States presidents have made to the advancements of child well-being over the last century in areas of nutrition, health, education and child safety in this exhibit developed by Every Child Matters. The exhibit features 30 photographs chosen from an international photo competition to draw attention to the plight of children. All ages. Free with museum admission. KaleidoZone - Chaos and Containment Saturday, October 20 through Sunday, January 6 Chaos and Containment are two psychological states all human beings experience in varying degrees and intensity. This exhibit intends to inspire and foster conversations pertaining to the differences and parallels 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

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Enterprises (FREE). All ages. Free with museum admission. New Exhibit -Building Boom with KEVA ® planks Through Sunday, January 6, 2013 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 encourages you to conceive, and 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 gravity – no glue or connectors. You'll dabble with physics to achieve balance, proportion and stability. Stumped for a design project? Draw inspiration from 50 permanent building models on display. Local exhibit support for Building Boom with KEVA ® planks is provided by Astoria Federal Savings. All ages. Free with museum admission. Early Childhood Programs stART (Story + Art): Tuesday to Friday from 12:30-1 p.m. † Music and Movement: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. † Messy Afternoons: Saturday,-Sunday, from 3:30-5 p.m. †Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members). Programs subject to change. 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 516224-5800. PAGE 33


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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

(516) 485-1499

2. Antioch Citadel of Hope

(516) 485-6071

3. Apostolic Faith Church

(516) 538-6058

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

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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

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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 Friday ONLINE EDITION

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