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Hempstead schools superintendent resigns Originally published: October 29, 2012 6:49 PM Updated: October 29, 2012 7:50 PM By JENNIFER BARRIOS jennifer.barrios@newsday.com Hempstead schools' Superintendent Patricia Garcia is departing the troubled district she joined three years ago. In a short statement issued on Sunday, the district said that Garcia is resigning effective Friday "to pursue other employment opportunities." Garcia could not be reached Monday, and the district would not provide details of the terms of Garcia's departure. Garcia's compensation was scheduled to total $310,688 for the 2012-13 school year. With her hiring in 2009, Garcia became the first Hispanic superintendent of the school district. During her time at the helm, Garcia oversaw the division of the high school -- which in 2011 had the lowest graduation rate on Long Island, at 48 percent -- into three separate college preparatory academies, She also oversaw the creation of a districtwide kindergarten center at the formerly closed Prospect School, a move to reduce the district's reliance on portable classrooms. The Panama-born, bilingual Garcia had previously worked as superintendent of two other districts, including in Prince Edward County, Va., and began her career teaching English as a second language in Fairfax County, Va. She came here to a district with longstanding issues of security and low academic performance, as well as a history of superintendents with short tenures. School board president Betty Cross was not able to be reached for comment Monday. But Waylyn Hobbs, vice president of the school board, said the district likely would appoint an interim superintendent before launching a nationwide search for Garcia's successor. "I don't believe it's going to have an adverse effect on the district

because we're still expecting our assistant superintendents, our principals and our teachers to do their jobs," Hobbs said. "We just have to continue to do what we've been focusing on doing -- seeing improvement in our academics." Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby expressed disappointment at the announcement. "I feel she was making inroads into the community," Goosby said. "The kids got to know her. The staff got to know her. All of that's important." Board member Shelley Brazley said the next superintendent "isn't going to have an easy job." "It has to be someone innovative," she said. "Someone that's done something outrageous in education . . . The traditional things -- I don't know that they're going to help."

NYC Bullied Teen Commits Suicide In Front of Classmates; Jumps in Front of Train Felicia Garcia, a 15-year old teenage girl from Staten Island, New York, recently jumped in front of an oncoming train as classmates looked on from the platform in shock. Her classmates say she was a victim of relentless bullying from many students at her school. Just a few days before her suicide, she wrote in her last message on Twitter, "I can’t, I’m done, I give up." A RIP Facebook page has been made on her behalf at www.facebook.com/ RipFeliciaGarciaStopBullying NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Community Journal a publication of Emerging Business Group, Inc. Š2006 New York all rights reserved The Community Journal is a weekly publication, based in Baldwin, New York, dedicated to sharing news and information among minority businesses and residents which will enable positive action - economically, socially and politically - for the betterment of us all. From our premiere issue, July 1, 1993, we have grown to be one of the leading African heritage news and information sources on Long Island. As a community - based publication, we intend to expand our presence and to encourage greater participation from all members of the community in forging our shared destiny. We are a "for-profit" business and hope to extend that spirit of economic empowerment to many other businesses in our community. We are published each week unless otherwise indicated and are distributed through newsstands, independent sales agents, and subscriptions.

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NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg endorses Obama WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg backed President Barack Obama over Republican Mitt Romney on Thursday, saying the incumbent Democrat will bring critically needed leadership to fight climate change after the East Coast devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. The endorsement from the politically independent and nationally recognizable mayor was a major boost for Obama, who is spending the campaign’s final days trying to win over independent voters whose voices will be critical in determining the winner of Tuesday’s election. Both candidates had eagerly sought the nod from Bloomberg, who didn’t endorse a presidential candidate in 2008 and has publicly grumbled about both Obama and Romney. But Bloomberg said the possibility that Sandy resulted from climate change had made the stakes of the election that much clearer. “We need leadership from the White House, and over the past four years, President Barack Obama has taken major steps to reduce our carbon consumption,” Bloomberg wrote in an online opinion piece. A full-throated stamp of approval this was not. Even as he pledged to cast his vote for Obama’s re-election, Bloomberg faulted the president for discounting centrists, trading in divisive, partisan attacks and failing to make progress on issues like gun control, immigration and the federal deficit. The billionaire businessman and former Republican also praised Romney as a good man who would bring valuable business experience to the White House but said Romney had reversed course on issues like health care and abortion. “If the 1994 or 2003 version of Mitt Romney were running for president, I may well have voted for him,” he said. Vice President Joe Biden, campaigning in Fort Dodge, Iowa, said the essence of Bloomberg’s endorsement was that “we’ve got to work together.” “We got to stop this blue, red — I mean we’re a purple nation, man,” Biden said. Bloomberg’s endorsement could have the effect of injecting climate change and the environment into the national conversation just five days before the end of a campaign where both topics have been virtually absent. “Our climate is changing,” Bloomberg said. “And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be — given this week’s devastation — should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.” To the dismay of environmental activists, climate change never came up during any of the three presidential debates and has been all but absent throughout the rest of the campaign. When Romney invoked the environment in his August speech accepting the Republican nomination, it was to mock his rival for making the issue a priority. “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet,” Romney said. “My promise is to help you and your family.” In his first term, Obama was unable to push limits on carbon emissions through a Democratic Congress and shelved plans to toughen smog standards. But he landed other historic achievements, including an increase in fuel-economy standards and the first regulations on heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. Romney, who has expressed doubts about the cause of climate change and charged Obama with punishing coal-fired power plants, wants clear air and water laws amended to balance environmental benefits with economic concerns. Bloomberg, whose last presidential endorsement was for Republican President George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004, has been a persistent advocate for policies intended to combat climate change and had previously faulted both Obama and Romney for failing to offer solutions for gun violence. Romney advisers, asked about the endorsement, dismissed it as inconsequential and suggested it would have no bearing on the race outside of New York City. Although Obama’s campaign has long expected to win New York by a wide margin, independents like Bloomberg hold the key to his second term in battleground states across the country. Obama welcomed the endorsement, pledging in a statement to continue to stand with New York in its time of need. “While we may not agree on every issue, Mayor Bloomberg and I agree on the most important issues of our time — that the key to a strong economy is investing in the skills and education of our people, that immigration reform is essential to an open and dynamic democracy and that climate change is a threat to our children’s future, and we owe it to them to do something about it,” Obama said. ___ Associated Press writers Steve Peoples in Richmond, Va., and Matthew Daly in Fort Dodge, Iowa, contributed to this report. PAGE 5


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5 days left: Obama returns to the campaign trail with narrow lead Here’s where the race stands with five days left, as President Obama returns to the campaign trail after canceling his events the last several days for Hurricane Sandy. Remember that among the 41 states that are considered safe for either candidate, Obama has 237 electoral votes, Romney 191. Nine states with a combined 110 electoral votes are up for grabs. Obama’s path to 270: Polls over the last two days have continued to show Obama ahead in Ohio, which is the state both campaigns are saying is very critical to victory. Combining that with his consistent leads in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and Wisconsin, and the president would collect 271 electoral votes even if he lost the remaining four states. And he seems to be almost even in Colorado, Florida and Virginia. North Carolina is the only one of the nine states Obama has a relatively low shot of winning on Election Day. (Obama has narrow advantages in Wisconsin and New Hampshire, and a six-point lead in Iowa according to new NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist College polls) Romney’s path to 270: If Romney wins North Carolina, as expected, he still need to carry the three states where the candidates are essentially tied (Colorado, Florida and Virginia) and one of the places where Obama is the favorite. The clearest path is Ohio, but if he loses there, he could win if he carried Iowa and Wisconsin, a much more unlikely scenario. The ex-factors: We don’t know if pollsters are overstating Obama’s strength in Ohio, but he has led in all but one of the last nine surveys of the state. A jobs report being released on Friday will get extensive press coverage, although it’s not clear how many voters it will affect, as unemployment has long been high.

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. voted absentee; no election events scheduled CHICAGO (AP) — Jesse Jackson Jr.’s publicist says the ailing Illinois congressman has voted by absentee ballot. However, Kevin Lampe says in a statement that Jackson won’t hold an election night event next week. Jackson has been at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic for treatment for bipolar disorder. He recently checked in for the second time and there’s been no indication of when he’ll return to work. The Chicago Democrat took medical leave in June and hasn’t campaigned beyond a recent robocall to voters. In it, he asked for patience and says he wants to return to work. Jackson first took office in 1995 and is widely expected to win again Tuesday. He faces two little-known challengers on the Nov. 6 ballot, including a Republican college professor and postal worker running as an independent. PAGE 6


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McCarthy Takes Aerial Tour to Assess Storm Damage and Joins L.I. Congressional Delegation in Call for Full Funding of Storm Relief GARDEN CITY, NY (Oct. 30, 2012) – Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (DNY4) took an aerial tour of Nassau and Suffolk Counties with the United States Coast Guard and other members of the Long Island Congressional delegation today to assess the damage left behind by Hurricane Sandy. “I haven’t seen storm damage this bad in my lifetime here on Long Island,” Rep. McCarthy said. “It’s time to restore power and make our roads, transit and drinking water safe as quickly as possible so that residents and businesses can resume their lives as soon as possible. I’m in close contact with federal, state and local officials and am committed to helping make sure that government agencies and utilities like LIPA waste no time in the recovery effort.” In conference calls with FEMA, LIPA and Governor Cuomo’s office today and yesterday, Rep. McCarthy and her staff flagged several of the most urgent issues, including: the need for LIPA to restore electricity as soon as possible; the need for state and federal officials to assist LIPA in clearing local roads; and the need for state and federal officials to assist local cities, towns and villages with contaminated water supplies, especially along the south shore of Nassau County where the storm surge was the strongest. Rep. McCarthy also joined her Congressional colleagues on Long NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Island today in sending a bipartisan letter to House Speaker John Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them to make funding for post-Sandy relief a top priority when Congress convenes. “The overwhelming need to act quickly to prevent further human suffering, to restore our districts and so many affected communities and families along the East Coast makes it imperative that hurricane relief and recovery should be the first order of business once Congress reconvenes,” the letter states. “It is critical that Congress act immediately to ensure our neighbors across the Northeast have access to the resources they need to rebuild homes, businesses and communities. We stand ready to work with you, and our colleagues in Congress, towards this aim.” Rep. McCarthy noted several resources for Long Islanders dealing with the aftermath of Sandy: Long Islanders may call 800-621-3362 to register for individual or household-level FEMA assistance. Long Islanders may call 211, a number managed by the United Way in partnership with NYS Dept. of Homeland Security, for relief information such as the locations of shelters and other types of assistance. The American Red Cross may be reached at 877-733-2767 for access to its shelter and food assistance programs. The News12 Long Island television station is simulcasting on the radio at 1100 AM and 98.3 FM and Newsday.com is subscription-free at this time during storm relief operations. [PHOTO CAPTION: Congressmembers Carolyn McCarthy, Tim Bishop and Steve Israel getting briefed by the U.S. Coast Guard before an aerial tour of storm-damaged parts of Long Island on Tuesday, Oct. 30.]

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Rep. McCarthy Visits Nassau County Emergency Command Center [PHOTO CAPTION: Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, Rep. Peter King and Legislator Rose Walker met with federal, state and local officials at the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management's command center in Bethpage on Wednesday, Oct. 31.]

BETHPAGE, NY (Oct. 31, 2012) – Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (DNY4) met with federal, state and local officials working at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage, getting updates about the relief and recovery efforts going on in Nassau County today. “I want to thank you for your service and everything you’re doing for the people of Long Island,” Rep. McCarthy told the staff and volunteers at the Center. “Getting power back up and the streets safe again are so important right now and a facility like this helps everyone work together more efficiently.” In addition to the restoration of electricity and the clearing of roads, Rep. McCarthy also relayed concerns about drinking water quality across Nassau County to the officials at the Center. The Morrelly Center serves as a command center for the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management, where representatives from multiple agencies at all levels of government work in one open bullpen to coordinate efforts and cut bureaucracy and red tape. Local utilities like LIPA and National Grid also have staff at the Morrelly Center in order to coordinate with officials to clear roads and restore service to customers. Rep. Peter King (R-NY3), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, was also at the Center, as was County Legislator Rose Walker, during Rep. McCarthy’s visit.

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Hurricane Sandy: A Wake Up Call for our Region’s Infrastructure Long Island received the brunt of Hurricane Sandy's damaging winds and storm surge, causing numerous trees to come down while lower-lying areas were flooded, and rendering over 90% of LIPA's customers without service along with delays and damage to our region’s transportation systems. This disaster is a wake up call for our region’s infrastructure that we will all be working on post Sandy. As we pick ourselves up and begin to clean up the damage it's important to remember that you're not alone and that everyone could use a helping hand to recover from the disaster. Kudos to the region’s transit workers, utility workers, volunteers, first responders, and regular folks who are simply helping the community repair and restore the reckage from the storm. Many downtowns have power and are slowly back in business: Vision has heard from residents and businesses in downtowns across Long Island that have power and are slowly recovering from the storm. To date we have heard from the following 30 downtown business districts that are at least partially up and running: NASSAU: Bellmore, Baldwin, Bethpage, Farmingdale, Freeport, Garden City, Glen Cove, Great Neck, Hempstead, Hewlett, Hicksville, Manhasset, Rockville Centre, Seaford, Westbury SUFFOLK: Amityville, Babylon, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Greenlawn, Greenport, Huntington, Huntington Station, Lake Ronkonkoma, Lindenhurst, Northport, Patchogue, Riverhead, Sag Harbor, Southampton. A little over 20 downtown business districts are still out of power but will be coming back online in the coming days. Below are emergency links in case anyone was still looking for a place to charge phones or even just a place with heat so you can warm up for a little while. Keep in mind that this list is not exhaustive and only what we were able to find out via word-ofmouth. Please contact us if your downtown business district is back online. Storm and Power Updates: Governor Cuomo's Homepage You can read Governor's declaration of a state of emergency here with numerous emergency links and phone numbers on his homepage above. Long Island Power Authority Homepage LIPA's full Storm update below, as of 2:00 pm November 1st (most recent press release here): Storm Progress: November 1, 2012 - 2:00PM We continue to make progress on restoring the backbone of the electric system. Over the past two days, we have restored a number of our transmission lines and substations that were damaged during this devastating storm. These facilities bring the electricity from the power plants to our neighborhoods, and must be repaired before we can begin to restore power to our customer’s homes and businesses. As many of these facilities are located outside your neighborhood, it is likely that you may not see our repair crews near your (Continued on page 10)

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home as these repairs are made. Working closely with the many municipalities across Long Island, we have also focused much effort on debris removal and road opening. The ability to safely travel on our roadways is not only of extreme importance to emergency services personnel, but a big step in helping Long Islanders regain some normalcy to their lives. Restoring power to critical facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes and other areas of health and public safety have also been a priority. We have restored power to all but a few of the hospitals and are progressing efforts with nursing homes, schools and wastewater treatment facilities. Damage assessment is also key to our restoration effort. Having good intelligence from the field positions us for a more efficient restoration process. Hundreds of our personnel have been patrolling our lines to survey the damage and provide reports that help direct our crews to the actual damage locations. As our damage assessment moves forward and we continue to restore power, we will provide additional information. We have made good progress, and we will work tirelessly until power is restored to all customers. Safety should still be your highest priority. Assume any downed wire is a live electric wire. Stay away from it and report it to LIPA immediately, anytime at 1-800-490-0075. Important County links: Nassau County Office of Emergency Management Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano has issued a Public Health Emergency due to the failure of the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Facility and widespread flooding. Read here for the full text of his statement. Suffolk County Ofice of Emergency Management Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has also issued a Public Health Advisory. Though not as severe as Nassau County's, it is very important that residents read the full statement here. The Suffolk County Sheriff's office is currently passing out FREE ICE for residents who bring their own cooler to one of two seperate locations. You can find out more information here. Important Town links: Town of Hempstead Emergency Services Hempstead is also running a continuously updating list of openings, closings and general municipal functions on their homepage located here. Town of North Hempstead Emergency Notification System Town of Oyster Bay Emergency Notification System Oyster Bay has created a special web page for Town-related updates in the aftermath of Sandy. You can view the page here. Town of Huntington News Updates The most recent updates involving Huntington Town Hall and Services are located here. Room 114 in Town Hall is currently functioning as a CHARGING STATION for residents who need it. Town of Babylon Emergency Information Babylon is currently transmitting emergency information on the radio to 97.5 WALK FM so please tune in for further information if you have access to a working radio. Town of Islip Office of Emergency Management Town of Smithtown Office of Emergency Management Town of Brookhaven Office of Emergency Management In addition to constantly updating their homepage with new information, the Town of Brookhaven is also offering FREE ELECTRONIC CHARGING at locations listed here. Town of Riverhead Emergency Links The Town of Riverhead has created an updating webpage here to give residents news on Sandy-related information. Town of Southold Energency Links and Phone Numbers Southold's website also offers links to disaster response organizations and various resources across Long Island here. Town of Southampton Emergency Updates Southampton is also currently offering an emergency notification system for residents, either on their phones or on Facebook or Twitter, located here. Town of East Hampton Emergency Contacts East Hampton is currently offering updates for residents on their NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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homepage here. Town of Shelter Island Shelter Island is also offering emergency information on their homepage, linked above. You can read Supervisor Dougherty's declaration of emergency here. City of Glen Cove Emergency Phone Numbers Glen Cove is updating their website with new information conerning the storm. Check it out here for the most recent announcements. City of Long Beach Emergency Phone Numbers The City of Long Beach is also continually updating Stormrelated information for residents here. Transportation Update: The MTA is currently offering FREE TRANSPORTATION for all areas of public transit that are currently running. For further information concerning Long Island Rail Road, feel free to check here According to Suffolk Transit, most lines should be running on or close to schedule except for route 1B which is canceled as of the afternoon on November 1st. Nassau Inter-County Express is in the process of restoring service to Storm-affected areas. For a full list of restorations feel free to check out the list here. If you are a Small Business and need to apply for Disaster Relief: Dear New York Small Businesses and Friends, As you know, Senator Schumer has been fighting to bring in all available federal resources to help New York in the post-Sandy recovery. Pursuant to the Major Disaster Declaration declared for all of NYC and Long Island, there are a number of emergency programs made available by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Please see below and the attached fact sheet for details. You may direct small businesses with questions to the SBA hotline (1-800659-2955) or put them in touch directly with our office. Please help us get the word out! Thanks and good luck. Gerry Petrella U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) gerry_petrella@schumer.senate.gov Office: 202.224.0059 Application Filing Deadlines: Physical Damage: December 31, 2012 Economic Injury: July 31, 2013 Whether you rent or own your own home, own your own business, or own a small agricultural cooperative located in a declared disaster area, and are the victim of a disaster, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA). What Types of Disaster Loans are Available? Home Disaster Loans – Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate or personal property owned by the victim. Renters are eligible for their personal property losses, including automobiles. Business Physical Disaster Loans – Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and equipment. Businesses of any size are eligible. Private, non-profit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc., are also eligible. Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period. EIDL assistance is available only to entities and their owners who cannot provide for their own recovery from non-government sources, as determined by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). AARP NEW YORK WARNS OF SANDY SCAMS Watch out for Rip-off Repairmen Offering Help When You Need it Most – AARP Offers Tips to Avoid Common Contractor Scams NEW YORK, New York – In the aftermath of Sandy, along with repairs and clean up, comes rip-off repairmen, looking to cause a disaster of their own…on your finances. The scam artists are often called “storm chasers,” as they descend almost immediately upon ar(Continued on page 14)

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Important Storm Preparation DuWayne wants you to Have: Suffolk County Legislative Majority Leader DuWayne Gregory (15th-LD, Amityville) Please pass this onto to anyone whom you think would benefit from the information and or please post in an area you think it would do the most good. Apologies for any cross postings. Por favor pase esta a alguien a quien usted cree se beneficiarían de la información y por favor, o publicación en un área que creo que sería hacer el mayor bien. Pedimos disculpas por cualquier publicación cruzadas. With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on Long Island, public safety experts are saying this will be a multi-day event. RIGHT NOW is the time to take the necessary preparations to ensure you and your family are safe and prepared. Not only for when the hurricane hits, but also for the impacted expected to last several days after. ëThe County’s Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services’ Office of Emergency Management has already begun preparing and coordinating with other levels of government for this storm. The Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management can be reached at:

later as the situation develops.

631-852-4900 Non-emergencies requiring police response:

Visit http://www.lipower.org/residential/custserv/servicescare.html to view LIPA Critical Care Program.

1-631-852-COPS 24 Hour Emergency Contact Phone Number for Babylon: 422-7600 If you live in a low-lying area that normally experiences flooding and you’re not sure your home is a safe place to ride out the storm DON’T GUESS AFTER ITS TOO LATE. FRES says it’s important to evacuate BEFORE the storm hits

Every effort will be made to restore your electricity as soon as possible. However, Critical Care does not guarantee priority restoration of service and there may be circumstances when timely restoration is difficult. It’s important you develop a plan NOW because it is your responsibility to ensure that medical needs are taken care of if your power goes out. ëNational Grid

So if you think you need to go to a shelter make plans now to get where it’s safe by Saturday. The County’s Emergency Shelters locations (including pet friendly) can be found at http://gis.co.suffolk.ny.us/Suffolk-Shelters/ index.html

Call National Grid immediately at (718) 643-4050 if you notice that a gas pipe has been broken or if the gas to all of your appliances is off.

If you or someone you know has a physical challenge that require special planning, which may involve transportation and/or sheltering please call 631-852-4900 or go to https://gis.suffolkcountyny.gov/ spns/

As of today, Friday October 26th, there is not planned any shut down next week for non-essential County services because of the storm.

ëLIPA wants you to report your outage They’ve set up a special Storm Center page on their website http://lipower.org/stormcenter/.

ëMy Office

While I always encourage you to stop by my office anytime, if our building is without power or unsafe, we won’t be able to assist you. So, if possible, please call first 854-1111.

You can also report outages and receive restoration updates by calling (800) 490-0075, texting, or online and on your smartphone.

If you have a neighbor that you think might need help during this time, please, lend whatever assistance you can.

In preparation for the storm LIPA will likely close their Walk-In Centers on Monday to move personnel to their Call Centers for the expected heavy call volume.

I’m confident that if we all come together and take the proper preparations and precautions now we’ll all make it through this storm safely.

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Mangano: No Deductible on Hurricane Insurance Claims Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that New York homeowners will not be responsible for hurricane deductibles on insurance claims that are being filed on the heels of Hurricane Sandy. County Executive Mangano said that Governor Andrew Cuomo informed the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) that Hurricane Sandy did not have sustained hurricane-force winds when it made landfall in New York, therefore insurance deductibles would not be triggered. DFS then notified officials for the insurance industry that homeowners should not be responsible for paying the deductibles on their policies. “This announcement is really great news for many homeowners who I am sure were concerned about the extremely high costs of deductibles for insurance claims from Hurricane Sandy,” said County Executive Mangano. “Every little thing that works in the favor of homeowners is a blessing. The devastation of this storm will be felt for weeks to come as people attempt to reclaim their lives. Having to pay exorbitant deductibles on top of the costs for personal loss would be adding salt to the wound.” Many downstate homeowners have insurance policies that contain

Mangano Announces FEMA Disaster Recovery Center to Assist Nassau Residents Will Provide Residents and Business Owners with Information on Disaster Assistance Programs Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open for homeowners, renters, and business owners who sustained as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Specialists from the State of New York, FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors. “The recovery center is a one-stop-shop for eligible survivors where they can meet with both state and federal representatives in order to get help as quickly as possible,” said County Executive Mangano. “I encourage residents who think they may qualify for federal aid or would like additional information on what disaster assistance programs are available to stop by the mobile Disaster Recovery Center, call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov to register.” FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible mobile office where applicants may go to receive guidance regarding disaster recovery, clarification of any written correspondence received, Housing Assistance and Rental Resource information, resolutions to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance, status of applications being processed by FEMA, as well as U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) program information. The Nassau County location of FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center will be located at: Nassau Community College 1 Education Drive Garden City, NY Hours: November 1st: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. November 2nd until further notice: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. Visiting with a recovery specialist is not a requirement for survivors who want disaster assistance, but the centers are a convenient way for people to get answers to their questions about disaster aid and how to apply for it. Individuals can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via webenabled phone at m.fema.gov. Applicants may also call 1-800-621-332 or (TTY) 1800-462-7585. If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-6213362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EDT, seven days a week until further notice. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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hurricane deductibles based on a percentage of a property’s insured value. The deductibles can range from one percent to five percent of that value. Therefore, a home insured for $300,000 with a five percent deductible would be required to pay the first $15,000 of the costs of damage. Insurers will be monitored by DFS to ensure that claims are being handled properly and that they are responding in an expeditious manner once a claim has been filed. DFS will be sending its mobile command center to areas that have been hardest hit to assist claimants with answering questions and handling problems. DFS urged property owners who experienced losses to file insurance claims with their insurers promptly. They advised that homeowners have their policy number and all relevant information handy when filing the claim. All damages must be documented with photos or videos that illustrate the extent of the loss prior to clearing any of the damage. Only repairs, like broken windows, that are necessary to prevent further damage to property, should be undertaken. Permanent repairs should not be made until insurers have conducted a complete inspection. Any personal property that has suffered damage should be retained until an insurance settlement has been reached. County Executive Mangano reminds homeowners to be cooperative and to maintain a log of all conversations they have had with their insurance agent, including the agent’s name and dates and times of the calls or visits. Those with flood damage should make claims through their flood insurance which is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a federal program. DFS has activated a Disaster Hotline to handle consumer questions and assist with problems. That number is 800-339-1759 and is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. Homeowners who are unable to resolve disputes with insurers can file complaints at http://www.dfs.ny.gov/consumer/ fileacomplaint.htm.

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eas hit hard by natural disasters. Today, AARP New York is warning consumers of the all-too-common contractor scams and is releasing some quick tips to help people avoid becoming the next victim. First, check with your insurance company to see what your policy covers. Save all receipts, including those for food, hotel or other expenses that may be covered under your policy. Then, consider these tips before hiring a contractor in the days and weeks ahead: Before doing any major repair, get at least three estimates. Make sure the contractor is licensed and insured to do business in your area. Never hire a contractor on the spot. Check out repair companies by looking for consumer reviews on the BBB website and on social media sites such as Yelp or Angie’s list. Avoid the paperless contractor. Reject anyone who has no business card or company fliers (or who lists a P.O. box instead of a street address). Get a written contract, specifying what work will be done, the materials that will be used and the price breakdown for labor and materials. Any promises made verbally should be written into the contract, including warranties. Never pay in advance — or in cash. While some companies may ask for a deposit, consumer advocates suggest paying no more than one-third of the job in advance. Deposits or upfront fees should not exceed 25 percent of the estimate. Pay them only after materials reach your home and work begins.

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2012 Nassau Youth Singing Contest Health First and NuHealth held a press conference at NUMC announcing their sponsorship of the 2012 Nassau Youth Singing Contest. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby who wholeheartedly supports the event, presented Certificates of Recognition to representatives from Health First and NuHealth. Pictured (L to R): Marybeth Tita, CFO, Health First, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Iraida Besson, Director, PHSP, Health First, Davis Abraham, Director Development, NuHealth

CBTU Fall Gala The CBTU, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, held their Fall Gala and Awards Dinner at the Chateau Briand in Carle Place. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby presented Certificates of Recognition to each of this year’s honorees and congratulated President Alan Jennings. Pictured (L to R): Julie Dade Howard, honoree, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Pres. Alan Jennings, Maryann Phelps, honoree, Dr. Mary Cameron, honoree Jerry Laricchiuta, Pres. CSEA Local 830, Jerry Laricchiuta, Pres. CSEA Local 830, Mayor Andrew Hardwick, Freeport, Mayor Wayne Hall, Hempstead and guests NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Roosevelt PAL Financial Crisis Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby met with members of the Roosevelt PAL at Town Hall in Hempstead to discuss the financial crisis the Roosevelt PAL is experiencing. The Councilwoman is working with the PAL and the Town of Hempstead to find funding sources for Before and After School Programs.

Hempstead Chamber of Commerce Luncheon The Hempstead Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon at the African American Museum in Hempstead honoring Leone Baum, Max Rodriguez and Leo Fernandez. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby presented Certificates of Recognition to the honorees and congratulated guest speaker Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy and President Al Forde. Pictured (L to R): Judith Tyne, Associat Dean, Hofstra University, Pat Moore, Leone Baum, Past President, David Nunez, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Trustee Don Ryan, Leroy Brown, Max Rodriguez, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby Cheryl Rhoda, Al Forde, Pres., Leg. Robert Troiano, Mayor Wayne Hall, Richard Bell, VP NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Patient Centered Care Awareness Month Fair NuHealth Foundation hosted a Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month fair at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby commended all the participants and their service to the community.Pictured (L to R): Councilwoman Goosby with: Jeanette Costoso, Laura Salemmo, Lisa McLaughlin, Dir. Social Work, Patricia Gargallo, Leslie Dewranee-Doucet, Karen Meredith, Michele Kurse, Annette Thomas, Sandra Flanagan, Interpreter Services, Gloria Sierrra, Jeannette Montes, Health First

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Roosevelt Library The Roosevelt Public Library hosted a Grand Opening Gala and Ribbon Cutting in celebration of their new Cultural Arts Auditorium. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Deputy Speaker Earlene Hooper, and other elected officials praised the efforts of the Library Board for bringing to fruition a state of the art library for the benefit of the community. The Councilwoman congratulated Michael Reed, architect, and Eze Small, engineer, who designed the facility. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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10th Annual Breast Cancer Forum Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby hosted her 10th Annual Breast Cancer Forum at the African American Museum in Hempstead. A panel of experts presented information on diagnosis, treatment, prevention, holistic health, and support services. Breast cancer survivors shared their victory stories. The Councilwoman presented Certificates of Recognition to each of the distinguished panelists and expressed her sincere thanks for the important information that they shared with the community. Pictured (L to R); Carolyn Simpkins, Moderator, Angelica Medina & Naomi Cunningham, Sisters United in Health, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Eartha Washington, VP Sharing & Caring, Dr. Corinne Tobin, NRAD, Lake Success, Dr. Latonia Ward, Queens Long Island Medical Group

Hempstead Coordinating Council of Civic Associations Dinner The Hempstead Coordinating Council of Civic Associations hosted their 2nd Annual Awards Dinner, “Honoring Our Community Leadership: Rebuilding Our Community To Its Former Glory!,” at the Chateau Briand in Carle Place. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby congratulated Pres. Reggie Lucas and presented a Certificate of Recognition to each of this year’s honorees.

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Roosevelt Library Grand Opening Celebration The Roosevelt Public Library hosted a Grand Opening Gala in celebration of their new Cultural Arts Auditorium. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby praised the state of the art facility and presented Pres. Wilton Robinson and Library Board Members with a Certificate of Recognition. Pictured (L to R): Andrew Jackson, President Wilton Robinson, Cuba Gooding, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Mary Adams, Reginald Taylor, Frank Abel, Joy Rankin, Director, Carol Gilliam

Mangano: Federal Disaster Aid Available for Nassau County Residents & Businesses Can Apply for Assistance Now Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced federal disaster aid has been made available to Nassau County through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This aid will supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy beginning on October 27, 2012 and continuing. “I encourage residents and local business owners who think they may qualify for federal aid or would like additional information on what disaster assistance programs to call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov to register,” said County Executive Mangano. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

effects of the disaster. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, for Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Richmond, Suffolk, and Queens counties. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide. Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated county can begin applying for assistance starting tomorrow by registering online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov, by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice. Applicants registering for aid should be prepared to provide basic information about themselves (name, permanent address, phone number), insurance coverage and any other information to help substantiate losses. County Executive Mangano is working with FEMA to open local Disaster Recovery Centers throughout Nassau County in the coming days.

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From the Desk of Mayor Hall Last week, our Village was privileged to feel the vibrant energy surrounding the upcoming Presidential Election, as Hofstra University held the Town Hall Presidential Debate. President Obama and his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, came to Hempstead to discuss some of the hot button topics surrounding this year’s election, including education, women’s health and the current deficit. The two candidates debated the topics of the economy, gun control and immigration as well;three issues that Village residents need to pay close attention to as we continue to improve our community. Perhaps the most important issue to the American public is the economy. As we listen to what the candidates say we must assess whether the policies they have in mind will benefit us as individuals and as a community. What kind of impact will each candidate’s policy have on energizing our economy? What will their policies mean if you are a member of the working or middle-class? Do you believe that the answer to fixing our economy is creating polices geared towards middle and working class people, tax - policies that demand that those of higher incomes pay a greater share, and that benefit small business owners, a staple of Hempstead? Or, are you convinced that policies that result in fewer regulations on big banks and big business are what’re necessary to transform our economy? Each candidate laid out his position on these issues and it is up to you to decide who you believewill work in your best interest. I was pleased to hear an audience member raise the issue of gun control. Although I believe that much more needed to be said—and that some of the changes that must occur at the federal government include more stringent gun control, comprehensive background checks and a complete ban on assault weapons— having the issue raised was at least noteworthy. The connection between single parent homes and the increase in gun violence was one that I questioned as many of the mass shootings that have wreaked havoc in our communities had little to do with single parent households. Like both candidates, however, I agree that stronger families aid in creating healthier communities. A key component of creating strong families is having the right job creation measures and other complementary policies that promote livable wages for the working class, in addition to legislation like the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act signed into law by the president. The issue of immigration was raised by a local Long Islander, Lorraine Osorio. The issue is especially pertinent for Hempstead, as a significant number of our residents hail from immigrant backgrounds, and although the majority is documented, some may have family members who are, and will be, affected by our nation’s immigration policies. I have been supportive of the Dream Act and of finding a legal pathway to citizenship for those children who may have been born here but whose parents were undocumented. The current administration’s policy shift earlier this June, is a step in the right direction.

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It is my hope that whoever is in the White House next year will work to enact a workable immigration policy, as policies that are simply punitive and that aim at having people self-deport because living and working circumstances are harsh and miserable, are unrealistic and are more likely to drive people underground where they will be subject to brutal employers, low-wages and poorer healthcare. As you make your decisions about who to vote for, it is importantthat you keep these and other issues that matter to you, in mind. Before you pull the lever or check that box, you must decide who is likely to create laws and policies that support your interests and that will help you and your family to grow. Many of us do little in terms of the electoral process before Election Day. Then we go into the voting booth and choose our candidate. Because of this we may consider voting a passive process. But it is far from passive. It is quite possibly, one of the boldest actions that you can take in terms of your government. By virtue of your action inside the voting booth, you are saying what path it is that you believe your government should take. By virtue of your vote, you are telling our political leaders, what issues are most importantto you and your children, and what it is that you want them to do. Ultimately, whoever wins on Election Day, your voice will have a say in the path our nation takes. We, Americans, are all winners becauseof that. 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 redevelopment and/or provide your feedback on the plan on that site. Sincerely,

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Mitt Romney discusses African-American economic empowerment with Black Enterprise Mitt Romney, GOP presidential contender, spoke to Black Enterprise recently in a rare interview to targeted African-American press. Perhaps because he is so closely aligned with business, the focus of the publication that secured the interview, Romney felt secure in taking this opportunity to address this voter segment that many feel he has neglected. Yet, Derek T. Dingle, author of the resulting story, seeks to remind readers that Romney has made definite efforts at black community outreach.

“Although polls show that his support from African Americans is almost nil,” Dingle writes, “the former Massachusetts governor and ex-CEO of private equity firm Bain Capital has engaged in some activities to reach out to African American voters through his appearance at this year’s NAACP convention, the release of a targeted campaign commercial featuring African American endorsers, [the] installation of a black political advisory group and recruitment of highprofile GOP operative and conservative pundit Tara Wall as a senior communications adviser to advance his message.” In speaking with Dingle, Romney reiterated in different ways his intention to level the playing field economically for AfricanAmericans without relying on or creating new programs that specifically address financial disparities. “My ambition is to target and encourage small business. I don’t have plans to provide a special set-aside for minority-owned businesses other than the programs that currently exist,” Romney told Black Enterprise. “So, I will continue to encourage small businesses to grow, and to be the most pro-business president we’ve seen in a long, long time.” NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

For Romney, being probusiness means rolling back what he terms “Obama era regulations,” taking on perceived threats from China, and lowering the personal income tax rate significantly because, “Most small businesses, as you know, are taxed as individuals, not as corporations,” the Republican nominee said. “So, I want to take the top marginal rate from 35% to 28%. And I want to cut all the other marginal rates by 20% across the board. That allows small business to keep more capital and grow their enterprise.”

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When asked about empowering entities like the Minority Business Development Agency to further increase African-Americans’ access to capital and other resources, Romney admitted that, “I don’t know a good deal about the program,” adding, “So I’m not going to tell you it’s going to be eliminated or cut because I just don’t know enough about it or about how effective it’s been in terms of it stimulating minority business investment.” The former governor of Massachusetts believes — similar to President Obama’s “rising tide lifts all boats” theory of jobs creation — that race will not be a factor in addressing unemployment. “I see it being 6% or less by the end of my [first] term,” Romney said of the national unemployment rate. “The best thing I could do to help African American unemployment is to create growth of the overall economy which will lead to greater employment overall.” Read the complete Black Enterprise interview with Mitt Romney on BlackEnterprise.com. Follow Alexis Garrett Stodghill on Twitter at @lexisb.

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SBA Atlantic Region to Hold First Annual Hispanic Small Business Summit Event to Promote and Assist the Latino Business Community in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands The U.S. Small Business Administration Region II Regional Administrator, Jorge Silva-Puras and SCORE NYC will host the region’s First Annual Hispanic Small Business Summit on Friday, Nov. 16th in New York at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House. The summit will feature regional leaders from the Hispanic and business community in a series of panels focused on the opportunities and resources available to help small business owners and entrepreneurs start, build, and sustain successful businesses. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanic-owned businesses numbered 2.3 million in 2007, an increase of 43.7 percent from 2002. Fiscal year 2012 was SBA Region II’s second largest loan volume year ever for the Hispanic community, second only to FY2011, which received a significant boost in the first quarter from the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. Loan approvals for FY 2012 for 7(a) and 504 combined reached over 800 loans and a total of $147 million. The summit will feature business leaders such as the Honorable Sila M. Calderón, former governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Paul Quintero, chief executive officer, Accion, Cyril Meduña, president, Advent-Morro Equity Partners, Monika Mantilla, president and chief executive officer, Altura Capital Group, and others to discuss issues such as microlending, venture capital, counseling services, and government contractor. For complete information, please visit http://www.hispanicbizsummit.com WHAT: First Annual Hispanic Business Summit WHO: Co-hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration Region II and SCORE NYC, featuring leaders from the regional Hispanic and business community. WHEN: Friday, November 16, 2012 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House One

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Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, Executive Edward P. Mangano, and Commissioner of Consumer Affairs Madalyn F. Farley Warn of Price Gouging at Hotels and Other Businesses Mineola, NY- Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Commissioner of Consumer Affairs Madalyn F. Farley are warning residents who are forced to use local hotels, motels or other services to report any incidents where they feel price gouging occurred. “My office has received calls from residents, who are trying to piece their lives back together after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, claiming to be quoted a certain price over the phone for various services and then being charged a different amount when it comes time to pay,” Comptroller George Maragos said. “It would be an unacceptable and deplorable thing for businesses to try and take advantage of individuals in desperate need for basic services.” County Executive Ed Mangano stated, "I ordered consumer affairs investigators into our communities to prevent price gouging. If you're ripping off our residents, we'll find you and prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law." If you feel that price gouging is occurring, please report it to Consumer Affairs at 516-571-2600 or contact the Comptroller’s Office at 516-571-2383. Connect with Nassau County Comptroller Maragos Online: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Comptroller/ index.html

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READER COMMENTS Lizette Rivas email: comments: If Romney gets in Supreme Court will move to change deportation laws affecting Hispanics. Hope all my Latinoes and Latinas go and do as K. Ali says, Vote as though our lives depend on it for it does. Sheila Davis email: comments: The Supreme Court holds the lives of women in their hands with Roe v. Wade. If Romney gets in we women are in big trouble as Romney will control the Supreme Court appointments and therefore control their decisions. Rahin Isaac email: comments: Another untold truth by the truth. On point and on time Bro. Ali with the Supreme Court bit. This election will determone the direction of our penal system. If Romney gets in more young black men will be penalized. Rosemary Avilas email: comments: Nice story Mr. Ali on future of Supreme Court. Read your other pieces at chatterboxnewsblog. Great work. Congratulations! Michelle Rawlings. email: comments: Yes, yes, yes Bro. Ali The Supreme court issue is the most important one not being talked about indeed. Women will be in huge trouble if this liar Romney gets into office. You are so right OUR LIVES MAY DEPEND ON THIS ELECTION! Henry Adams email: comments: Another on point piece about the Supreme court. A Romney victory tales us back 50 years or more. What is the website address for your blog again. Chatter box news something I believe. Didn't see it printed this week in your art. Please print again. Thank you.

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customers The morning after receiving a written ultimatum from the governor, the Long Island Power Authority announced it had restored power to almost 80,000 more customers. At the height of the outages caused by superstorm Sandy, LIPA said more than 945,000 customers of its 1,126,633 customers were without power -- a record for outages. By 7 a.m. Friday that number had dropped to 553,926, the utility saying in a storm progress update: "Rest assured, we have been working around the clock to restore service and we continue to receive additional critical support resources with off-island linemen and tree trimmers arriving each day." Just before 8 a.m., the number of outages was at 529,934, according to LIPA's website, with just about one of out every two customers' power restored. On Thursday, with its customers losing patience and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo directly threatening its management, the LIPA began deploying an army of line workers to repair damage -- damage it first said would take a week to 10 days to fix, but now expects will take a full two weeks or more to complete. Cuomo issued a written ultimatum Thursday to officials of LIPA, a state authority, and those of other top utilities in the state, including Con Edison, saying they had time to prepare for the storm, and that the state certifications of the private companies, and even their jobs, were on the line. "I will make every change necessary to ensure it lives up to its public responsibility," the governor said of LIPA, adding: "It goes without saying that such failures would warrant the removal of the management responsible for such colossal misjudgments." To the private companies like Con Edison, Cuomo wrote: "New Yorkers should not suffer because electric utilities did not reasonably prepare for this eventuality. In the context of the ongoing emergency, such a failure constitutes a breach of the public trust." The threat to revoke the certificates of private utility companies seemed to skirt the issue of such an action for LIPA, over which the state Public Service Commission has no jurisdiction. "LIPA is addressed separately in the letter," PSC spokesman James Denn said. LIPA officials said late Thursday night they expect to have power to most customers restored by Nov. 10 or 11, though it said it "could take an additional week or more, excluding the areas of mass devastation" to restore those remaining. Hurricane Gloria in 1985 took 11 days to restore service to customers, while Tropical Storm Irene took a week to restore 99 percent of outages. Just before 10 p.m. Thursday, LIPA reported 635,835 customers remained without power in Nassau and Suffolk. As of 7 a.m. Friday that number was at 553,926. Though 341,132 of 473,813 customers in Nassau were still out, the number of outages dropped dramatically in Suffolk, where 174,438 of 619,149 customers were without power. At the peak, more than 450,000 had been out in Suffolk. Another 38,356 still were without power on Rockaway Peninsula. The bulk of outages, according to the LIPA outage map, remain in the Town of Hempstead -- where 169,652 were still without electricity. Most of those outages were in East Rockaway, Elmont, Franklin Square, Levittown, Long Beach, Oceanside and Valley Stream, LIPA said. In addition to being called to task by the governor, calls for LIPA to mount a faster and broader response to the storm also came from (Continued on page 27)

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Brookhaven and Huntington towns Thursday, even as LIPA was sending hundreds of new workers to assignments in the field. Brookhaven Town Highway Department Superintendent John Rouse said more workers are needed and that the power authority must quickly certify trees are not interfering with wires, allowing his tree-removal crews to clear roads and neighborhoods. And an angry Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone Thursday said for three days 750 downed trees and wires have clogged streets because they could not be removed by town crews because they did not know whether the wires were still active.

Customers in some of the hardest-hit areas of Long Island, faced with cold, dark nights in the coming days, spoiled food in their powerless refrigerators and a dearth of repair trucks, joined in the chorus of criticism. "There's wires down all over the place," said Don Polinski, a homeowner in Mastic Beach. "I don't see anybody. LIPA hasn't been around yet." Utility officials said the pace of repairs was picking up. "A lot of jobs have been cleared," LIPA's chief operating officer Michael Hervey said. He said Thursday marked a shift in work for LIPA, with more crews fanning out to neighborhoods after days of focusing mainly on common necessities.

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schools, each of which are essential to restoring some normalcy to the lives of Long Islanders." Soon, LIPA also is expected to make a decision about the 100,000 or more homes and businesses, mostly along the South Shore and Rockaways, with such extensive damage that service cannot be restored until private contractors repair or rebuild them. In some cases, there are no structures at all -- and these customer locations eventually will be removed from LIPA's work roster. For now, they remain on its outage report. "Some of those buildings don't exist," Hervey said.

LIPA also is keeping tabs on the rising cost of restoration from Sandy. The damage is twice or more than that of 2011's Irene, which cost LIPA $176 million. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is conducting a thorough inspection of the LIPA system before fully reimbursing LIPA. To date, less than $20 million had been reimbursed from last year's storm. Hervey said he has briefed Cuomo's staff on the cost issues. "Clearly, we're looking at our cash flow here," he said, noting that summer sales also were below budget and that the cash outlay for this storm is "very large." "We're going to have to watch it, but we're spending what we need to spend . . . Clearly we're going to have to keep an eye on that."

On Friday, LIPA said power had been restored to 19 of 21 hospitals, 34 of 50 substations and that it had energized the Ronkonkoma and Babylon lines of the Long Island Rail Road. It also noted crews had been called in from Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas ad Wisconsin -even from as far away as California.

LIPA on Thursday began laying the groundwork for an army of workers to begin moving out across Long Island. At Brookhaven Calabro Airport, LIPA contracted with an emergency relief company to set up a small city of trailers that can house and feed 800 workers. Trucks and material for repairs also have been amassed there.

"As we continue to restore power to our customers," LIPA said in its storm progress statement, posted on its website at 6 a.m. Friday, "we are focused on completing the restoration of power along main roads, restoring power to traffic signals and bringing power to

One of the trucks from that fleet of workers pulled up Thursday afternoon not far from the Saparito family of Mastic Beach. Workers were cutting down a tree that had taken down a wire. And while no electric crews showed to repair the wire, homeowner Ron Saparito was thrilled.

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ASK LISA-ANNE Q. My son has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderADHD and he has an Individualized Education Plan- IEP beginning this school year! I want to know if he is getting all of the services he needs and is entitled to but I don’t know the laws. Can you help?

A. Many parents attend 504 accommodation and CSE meetings not fully understanding the process and not knowing their rights or options! Some school districts provide parents with out of date and incorrect information that the parents have no way of knowing if they’re accurate. The special education laws and accommodations of services for children are protected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act-IDEA and Section 504 accommodation Rehabilitation Act. A special education attorney, Matthew D. Cohen, writes for the www.Additudemag.com website and reports 10 of the top myths about special education: Myth 1: ADHD is not a real disorder and does not qualify as a disability. ADHD is among the most thoroughly medicallyresearched and documented psychiatric disorders. ADHD qualifies as a disability under the Other Health Impairment (OHI) category of special-education law and as a disability under Section 504. Myth 2: Students with ADHD who are getting passing grades or adequate achievement scores qualify only for a Section 504 Plan, not an IEP. Students with passing grades may qualify for an IEP, as well as for a 504 Plan, if their behavior is adversely affecting their performance at school, socially or academically. Myth 3: To qualify for eligibility under IDEA or Section 504, a student has to be diagnosed by a physician. While best-practice evaluations of ADHD recognize the importance of comprehensive medical and psychological evaluations, the Department of Education NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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issued a policy statement stating that, if the IEP team includes persons the school believes are qualified to diagnose the condition, a medical evaluation is not legally required. Myth 4: Schools may require a medical diagnosis of ADHD at a parent’s expense prior to proceeding with an evaluation for special education or a 504 Plan. If a school requires or recommends a medical, psychiatric, or neurological evaluation as part of an evaluation to determine eligibility for special education or a 504 Plan, the evaluation must be at no cost to the parent. The school must pay for it. Myth 5: Schools may require that students with ADHD receive stimulant medication in order to qualify for special education or for other services or activities. Schools can’t require a student to take medication as a condition for his being eligible for special education or any school activity. Taking medication is a decision to be made by the family and their doctor. If the student has ADHD and qualifies for special education or a 504 Plan, the school must develop appropriate academic and behavioral supports to meet his needs, whether that student takes medication or not.

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Schools may require a doctor’s order confirming a prescription and the need to provide meds at school, but cannot make the provision of administering medication conditional on the parents’ signing a waiver of liability. Myth 8: Students with ADHD may qualify for a positive behavior support plan only if they are exhibiting disruptive or inappropriate behavior toward others. Under IDEA and Section 504, positive behavior supports can be included in the plan to address academic problems, such as timeliness, work completion, and on-task behavior, as well as to address negative behaviors in the classroom. Myth 9: Students with ADHD who have a 504 Plan are

pensive services in the classroom. Students with ADHD are entitled to any services or supports necessary for them to benefit from their education under IDEA, and to have equal access to educational opportunities under Section 504. Any blanket policy limiting access based on a diagnosis or disability label is suspect. School districts are supposed to provide you with a special education booklet from the state so make sure you get one and read it. Each state has its own special education laws so parents should know these laws as well!

Myth 6: Teachers may decide whether or not they will implement an IEP or 504 Plan, or even whether they will teach a student with a disability, such as ADHD. If a student has an IEP or a 504 Plan, the school staff is required to implement it. Further, teachers may not refuse to have a student with a disability in their class. It is illegal, just as it would be for them to refuse to teach a student based on race, gender, or religion.

only entitled to accommodations, like preferential seating or untimed tests, not services. Under Section 504, students with ADHD (and other disabilities) are entitled to accommodations and may also be entitled to specialized educational services (such as individual instruction or tutoring) and related services (such as counseling).

Myth 7: Schools may require parents to sign a waiver of liability before agreeing to administer medication at school.

Myth 10: Students with ADHD do not qualify for oneon-one aides, bus transportation, or other more intensive or ex-

Lisa-Anne Ray-Byers is a 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 education administration. She is the author of the books, They Say I Have ADHD, I Say Life Sucks! Thoughts From Nicholas, They S S Say I’m a St St Stutterer But I S S Say Nothing! and co-author of 365 Ways to Succeed With ADHD! available by contacting her. She is the education editor of the Community Journal newspaper in Baldwin, New York and a member of the National Education Writers Association. You may contact her at speechlrb@yahoo.com or by visiting her website at www.AskLisaAnne.com.

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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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Suffolk Man Charged With Stealing $35K from Bethpage Church Campbell forged checks as volunteer treasurer of East Meadow Church of Christ MINEOLA, N.Y. - Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a Suffolk man has been arrested and charged with stealing $35,000 from the Bethpage church where he served as treasurer. Derrick Campbell, 43, of West Babylon, was arrested this morning by DA Investigators and charged with Grand Larceny in the Third Degree and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted and is scheduled to be arraigned later today in First District Court, Hempstead. Rice said that from June 2008 to May 2011, Campbell stole approximately $35,000 from the East Meadow Church of Christ in Bethpage. Campbell, who acted as the church’s volunteer treasurer, forged and deposited numerous checks drawn on the church’s checking account to pay for personal expenses like gas, fast food, groceries, and at least one mortgage payment. None of the payments were authorized by the church. Most of the checks, almost all of which were pre-signed, were purportedly issued as a loan repayment to Campbell despite no such loan existing. The church’s board of trustees referred the matter to the DA’s Office last August after Campbell told them he had stolen the money. “Mr. Campbell was trusted with a position of responsibility in the church, but he violated the trust of every parishioner who thought that their donations were being used for the betterment of the church and its community,” Rice said. “He did everything he could to cover his tracks, but today’s arrest was inevitable when he forged that first check.”

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!

Assistant District Attorneys Peter Mancuso and Edward Bradley of the Government & Consumer Frauds Bureau are prosecuting the case for the DA’s Office. Campbell is represented by Milton Grunwald, Esq. The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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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Simple Ways to Improve your Health In a busy world that is full of distraction, marketing, and convenience making

the right decision is left up to you. Finding resources and knowledge are more available than ever before, applying your knowledge is the most challenging piece of the equation.

In this article I am going to present to you simple yet effective ways to improve your health. You will need to have an open mind and be willing to try something new. Apply any of these simple changes daily and soon they will be your new habit. Just like knowing sunrise always brings a new day, these habits will transforming your health, and before you know it will soon become second nature. Sometimes making excuses can have a big impact on our decision, most of us have done it. We all can agree that there aren’t enough time in one day to do all that we need to do. Life can be busy, however we do not have to make big changes in order to enjoy an upgrade in our health. Here are some simple ways you might consider to help improve your health and impact your life. Start small and keep the momentum.  Start walking every other day until you are able to do a daily walk. Your heart will thank you for providing movement to support its function.  Eat six to eight servings of fruits and vegetables daily, they are rich in phytonutrians, fiber, vitamins and minerals.  Water is a solvant, it is needed for almost every function in the body. The body in made of up to 85 percent water. Make this drink the number one beverage.  Read the manufacturer’s food labels before taking them home, most people feel bab when they have to through food away. Get your facts straight.  Eat a large salad either with lunch or dinner, this is a good source fiber. This roughfage will help move food along the intestinal tract and supply you with vitamins, minerals and chlorophyl. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

 Challenge your brain daily either with sudoku, crossword puzzle, word search… use it or lose it. Challenging your brain daily will help improve your memory, assist you in problem solving and helps keep your brain fit.  Take time out to rejuvenate yourself. Periodically take time for rest and relaxation, you will have more of yourself to use up and more to give to others. Next week we will explore some more ideas. 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

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ABBA Leadership Banquet ABBA Leadership Center held their Seventh Annual Banquet, “Putting Men Back To Work: Reconstructing Broken Lives” at Judea Baptist Church in Hempstead. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby presented Certificates of Recognition to honorees chosen for their contribution to the community and for ministry in ABBA. Councilwoman Goosby congratulated Reginald Benjamin, Executive Director of ABBA. Pictured: (L to R): Reginald Benjamin, Karen Steininger, Samuel Simpson, Daniel Gasberre, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, James Simpson, George Siberon, Executive Director, Esther Ford

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Life Changing Words Be Prayerful Not Careful (Phil 4:6-7 KJV) “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

In everything we do in life our first action should always be to consult God. How do we do that? We do it through prayer. Prayer should be a dialogue not a monologue. When you petition God for anything you should be expecting an answer from Him. In reality no Christian should attempt to achieve or perform anything without first asking God what is His will. An important part of prayer is discerning God’s will and aligning yourselves with it. When you pray for that which you know pleases God, you can pray with confidence. That is why Gods word says be careful for nothing. To be careful insinuates that you are worried about making an error. See let’s look at the word careful and its definition. It means to be attentive to potential danger, error or harm: cautious, full of cares or anxiety. When you are careful in all things you are trusting yourself or something that is natural but when you are prayerful your trust should be in God. See it is hard to trust a God who you have no experience or a relationship with. Trusting God requires faith in Him and His word. Knowing that He never fails and His word will never return unto Him void but it will accomplish that which He said and in the thing and/or person in which He sends it. Prayer and supplication presents a cure for worrying for when we begin to pray Thanksgiving is present. Now thanksgiving begins to take you back to what God has brought you through and all He has done for you. This in turn increases your faith and dependence on Him. For you begin to think if He has done it before surely He can and will do it again. Maybe even greater works shall He do this NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

time because your trust and dependence has demanded a great expectation from the Lord. You as a believer can receive and conceive the impossible or the unattainable when you are in a realm of expectation. For when your faith increases your revelation increases, which will, give you supernatural wisdom and understanding and this is where the peace comes in. See the peace that surpasses all understanding is a sanctifying peace that goes beyond human comprehension. This is why this peace can keep your heart and minds because it is from God and not from this world. For surely the Creator, which is Christ, can and will keep the creation (which is man) in perfect peace whose mind stays on Him. 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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Union Baptist Church 90th Anniversary Union Baptist Church in Hempstead celebrated the 90th Anniversary of the church with a gala dinner at The Inn at New Hyde Park. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, a long time member of Union Baptist, congratulated Reverend Dr. Sedgwick Easley, pastor of the church, and presented Certificates of Recognition to the honorees: Frederick K. Brewington, Esq., Geralynne Brandon, and Professor Michael Eric Dyson. Pictured (L to R): Frederick K. Brewinton, Esq., Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Rev. Dr. Sedgwick Easley, Geralynne Brandon, Prof. Michael Eric Dyson

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Thunder star James Harden expects to sign long-term deal with Houston HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden plans to sign a long-term extension with the Houston Rockets before the regular season begins. The reigning Sixth Man of the Year joined his new team Sunday after he was traded to the Rockets from Oklahoma City late Saturday. The Thunder acquired guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks and a second-round pick in the surprising deal. Oklahoma City also sent center Cole Aldrich and forwards Daequan Cook and Lazar Hayward to Houston. “It happened so fast, it happened very fast,” Harden said. “But this is the position I’m in in now. Just have to make the best out of it. I’m with Houston now. I just have to come in here and play hard and win games.” Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Houston was able to offer Harden a contract that Oklahoma City could not. “Quite honestly, the value of the trade was greater based on the fact that the Rockets could offer him the contract that he was seeking,” Presti said. “By doing it when we did it, it allowed the Rockets to secure — or I believe it will allow the Rockets to secure him and James will get the contract that he was seeking. And because of that, we were able to capitalize on the trade and probably get a little bit more than we would have if we would have waited.” The Rockets nabbed Harden on the night before holding a public practice at the Toyota Center. An hour before the practice started, fans peered into the shaded, street-level glass windows to catch a glimpse of the new arrival on the Rockets’ practice court. The 23-year-old Harden says he’ll have to adjust to a rebuilding team after playing for a contender in Oklahoma City. The acquisition of Harden completes an offseason overhaul for NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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the Rockets, who’ve missed the playoffs the last three seasons. Houston cut or traded every veteran player, including point guard Kyle Lowry, backup Goran Dragic, shooting guard Courtney Lee and popular forward Luis Scola. The Thunder, meanwhile, are one of the favorites to win the Western Conference after losing to Miami in last year’s finals. “This is definitely different,” Harden said. “But it’s something that we have to learn to deal with. This is a business and everything happens for a reason. I’m going to just to play hard, try to play hard and do whatever it takes to win.” Harden was a first-round pick by Oklahoma City out of Arizona State in 2009. He started only seven games in three seasons, but he became an indispensable reserve. Last year, he averaged 16.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists in the regular season. “I like the way he plays,” Houston coach Kevin McHale said. “He’s got a pace to his game that I like, I think he plays at a speed where he can repeat things over and over again. He’s not playing at a warp speed. He really takes his time, and goes when he wants to go, starts, stops. He’s a really sophisticated player.” Harden struggled in the NBA finals, shooting 37.5 percent from the field and 31.8 percent from 3-point range. He scored 19 points with five assists in Game 5, a 121-106 Miami victory that clinched the championship. He’ll also have to adjust to a starting role in Houston, joining Jeremy Lin in the backcourt. “He’s always been an efficient, easy player to play with,” Lin said. “The way he plays, the style he plays is very in tune with what we’re trying to do.” McHale thinks Harden can make a seamless switch to a starting role. “I don’t think he’ll need any adjusting,” McHale said. “I don’t think that’ll be an issue at all. He’s just going to get an opportunity to get more time and start the game.” (Continued on page 38)

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Harden and his new teammates arrived at the Toyota Center in a limousine just moments after Martin drove away. Martin has averaged 18.4 points and 2.1 assists in eight NBA seasons, most of them with Sacramento. He played 2½ seasons in Houston and averaged 23.5 points in 2010-11 under coach Rick Adelman. The Rockets and Adelman parted ways after that season, and Martin’s numbers dipped in McHale’s first season. He was in the final year of his contract and is due to make about $13 million this season. The 6-foot-2 Lamb was the 12th overall pick in the draft. Lamb helped Connecticut win the 2011 Final Four and led the Rockets’ summer-league team in scoring, averaging 20 points. Lin said he was “pretty excited” about the deal, although he said it doesn’t change the team’s expectations. “The way we’re looking at it is we want to make the playoffs, whether the trade happened or not,” he said. “We’re still looking at the same exact focus, the same exact goal.” If nothing else, the arrival of Harden will deflect some of the attention away from Lin, on the court and off it. “We’ll see how everything plays out,” Lin said. “It’ll be dispersed a little more.”

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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith accused of dropping the n-word on-air for a 2nd time The Internet is buzzing about the possibility that ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith appeared to have dropped the n-word during a segment on ESPN’s First Take. While on-air, Smith mocked the idea that Kobe Bryant could miss the Lakers season opener on Tuesday night against the Dallas Mavericks because of a foot injury. Smith joked, “Opening night. Kobe Bryant is going to miss it because, ‘my foot is sprained?’” He then appeared to say, “Are you crazy, ni**a please.” Smith appeared later on ESPN to deny any claims that he used the racial slur. “There have been numerous reports out there that I uttered the word I should not have uttered … I did not do so,” said Smith. “I’m a New Yorker. I speak very very fastly, and sometimes … my words are misconstrued and I get it.” He went on to say that if he had used the word he’s been accused of using, he would immediately offer an apology, but he maintains that he had never used that word at any point. This is the second time Smith has been called out for using the offensive racial slur on the show. The first time was in December of 2011 when he supposedly said it while venting about Lebron James’ performance.

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Tyrann Mathieu, three other former LSU players arrested on drug charge BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former LSU football standouts Tyrann Mathieu and Jordan Jefferson were among four ex-players arrested Thursday after police found them with marijuana at Mathieu’s apartment, police said. Lt. Don Kelly, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman, said officers were called to the apartment complex about 3:30 p.m. after receiving a complaint about a man forcing his way through the security gate before going to Mathieu’s apartment. “Officers immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana and obtained consent from Mathieu to search the apartment,” Kelly said. Inside they found Jefferson and two other men — Karnell Hatcher and Derrick Bryant — as well as a marijuana grinder, digital scale and 10 bags of high-grade marijuana. Kelly said seven of the bags were found inside Bryant’s book bag. Mathieu, 20, of New Orleans, and Jefferson, 22, of St. Rose, La., were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of simple possession of marijuana. Hatcher, 22, of Delray Beach, Fla., was booked with second-offense simple possession of marijuana and Bryant, 22, of Lawrenceville, Ga., was booked with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Mathieu, a former Heisman Trophy finalist and cornerback known as the “Honey Badger,” has no criminal record but has well documented drug problems that led to his dismissal from the Tigers in August. He had enrolled as a student at the school following two weeks of rehab under the care of former NBA player John Lucas. He also had talked about possibly returning to the team for the 2013 season with two seasons of eligibility. He is also eligible to apply for the NFL draft in April. Jefferson, the Tigers’ former starting quarterback, had returned to Baton Rouge to finish his degree after playing with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He also was a free agent signee with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before joining the Alouettes. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Jefferson had been suspended for the start of his senior season in connection with a preseason bar fight near campus. Lance Unglesby, Jefferson’s lawyer in the misdemeanor criminal case, said a discovery hearing in that matter is scheduled next week. He said his client has always maintained his innocence in the bar fight. “My opinion that Jordan is a fine young man remains the same,” Unglesby said. Unglesby said he had not yet been provided with any details of Jefferson’s latest arrest, but stressed, “All individuals are presumed innocent and I look forward to the opportunity to examine the facts of this case to find out what really happened.” It was not immediately known whether Mathieu, Hatcher or Bryant had lawyers. A spokeswoman for the university did not immediately respond to messages left by telephone and email. Hatcher was a linebacker for the Tigers and finished with 133 career tackles, 3.5 for a loss and two forced fumbles. Bryant, a backup safety, finished with 28 tackles, 2.0 for a loss and one sack.

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His American Gangster co-star Russell Crowe will play Noah in the biblical epic film of the same name, which is currently in production and will hit theaters sometime in 2014. Do you think Denzel Washington would agree to star as Jesus on the big screen? And do you think the world is ready for a black Jesus? Follow Chris @WitherspoonC

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In a new online poll, Vanity Fair and 60 minutes posed the question “if you were directing a new film version of the New Testament, which actor would you cast to play Jesus?” Denzel Washington was the winner with 21 percent of people preferring him to take on the role of Jesus Christ on the big screen. Daniel Day-Lewis, Al Pacino, Ryan Gosling, Woody Allen and Phillip Seymour Hoffman were also amongst the list of actors included in the survey. Actor Jim Cavizel starred as Jesus Christ in The Passion of the Christ in 2004, which was the last major box office film to depict the life of Jesus Christ. If Washington were to take on the role of Jesus, it would not be the first time he has starred as a character with religious or spiritual undertones. In 1996 Washington appeared as an angel alongside Whitney Houston in The Preacher’s Wife. And in 2010 the Academy Award winning actor starred in the postapocalyptic sci-fi hit The Book of Eli, where he fought to protect a King James Version of the Bible, which was portrayed as a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. ONLINE EDITION

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Thriller (1983) We know this is technically not a feature-length horror film. But this music video (universally hailed as the greatest of all time) is nevertheless a highly influential short film where the King of Pop and former Playboy playmate Ola Ray are pursued by some seriously funky zombies.

Blood-curdling black horror films Who says the only places to find horror have to be Transylvania or Elm Street. Sometimes the biggest scares go down in the hood. Over the last forty years or so Hollywood has occasionally turned out horror movies with an unapologetically urban flavor. Check out some of our favorites — just don’t watch them alone in the dark.

Blacula (1972)

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This campy blaxploitation-era classic featured Shakespearean stage star William Marshall (Othello) as a black prince cursed to become a vampire when he’s assaulted by a racist Dracula. “He’s one straaaaaange dude.”

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Night of the Living Dead (1968) George Romeo’s horror classic broke ground by casting an African-American (Duane Jones, center) as the heroic leading man. This film became the prototype for virtually every zombie film that followed.

Def by Temptation (1990) Samuel L. Jackson and A Different World’s Kadeem Hardison costar in this oddball film about a man named James Bond (yes, James Bond — and oddly enough the director’s name is James Bond III) who tangles with a mysterious vampire temptress who kills the many men she seduces.

J.D.’s Revenge (1976) This unusual horror film has a pretty original premise. A mild mannered college student (played by Cooley High alum Glynn Turman) is possessed by the spirit of a vicious pimp from the 1940s. A campy classic. ONLINE EDITION

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Oprah’s network breaks through to black female viewers with positive alternatives to reality programming Rapper 50 Cent once snarked that Oprah was only relevant to middle-aged white women. But, with the queen of talk now at the helm of her eponymous Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), the mogul’s channel seems to be aggressively courting black female baby boomers — a demo Nielsen has identified as the most lucrative for advertisers out of the nearly 43 million African-American households in America. On October 1, OWN announced an exclusive partnership with Tyler Perry who, with his Madea franchise and ancillary titles, boasts a loyal fan base of black women. Perry’s following has consistently driven box office blowouts for his movie premieres, and top ratings for his television projects. Perry will create two original scripted series for OWN set to debut next year. OWN’s partnership with Perry follows the successful premiere of its reality series Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, which stars African-American soul food restaurateur Robbie Montgomery. It also comes on the heels of the two-part premiere of Iyanla: Fix My Life, OWN’s best series debut ever, which snagged the number two ratings slot for all cable shows in its time slot and ranked number one in African-American homes. Featuring famed life coach Iyanla Vanzant overseeing the tearful confessions and image makeover of Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada, the show’s debut success signaled a breakthrough for the heretofore-flailing OWN — and a significant point of programming differentiation. While VH1 has long built a following of millions around the Basketball Wives and Love and Hip Hop franchises, the shows’ controversial content has alienated many black women. Under fire for gratuitous violence among castmates and the overall negative depictions of platonic and romantic relationships among blacks, the flack culminated in a May 2012 petition to boycott Basketball Wives. Soon after, Lozada’s surprising allegations of domestic violence against her then-husband Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson led to the cancellation of the duo’s spinoff series Ev and Ocho. This has created an opportunity for OWN to nab black female viewers by leveraging Oprah’s penchant for prescriptive soul work to attract this audience using star personalities as catalysts for spurring personal improvement. “Oprah has said from the onset that she wants to create a different network,” OWN President Erik Logan told the Grio, explaining his boss’s maxim that the network’s shows promote “fun, love, and light.” Though Sweetie Pie’s star Montgomery is a former Ikette, and Vanzant is a bestselling author that once had her own talk show, the crux of both programs are the relatable struggles and triumphs that come with facing life’s challenges and overcoming personal demons. Likewise, OWN’s Life Class, Master Class, Super Soul Sunday, and Oprah’s Next Chapter cast the network’s biggest celebrity talent — Oprah herself — in the familiar role of probing truth-seeker and reso(Continued on page 13)

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NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY 2012 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 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. ONLINE EDITION

James “D Train” Williams will perform hits including “You’re 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.”

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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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Tales from the Hood (1995) Vampire in Brooklyn (1994) Eddie Murphy made an unexpected leap into the horror genre in this mix of comedy and fright from legendary director Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream). Although it flopped upon its initial release — it’s built up a solid following over the years. Murphy’s dual roles as a drunk preacher and Italian mobster are standouts.

This episodic series of horror stories (executive produced by Spike Lee) features the always eccentric former Mod Squad star Clarence Williams III as a spooky funeral parlor director who spins terrifying yarns.

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lution-facilitator. These types of offerings, in addition to the first season of Beverly’s Full House on OWN, which focused on the family dynamics of black supermodel Beverly Johnson, have given the network a rudder with which to steer towards success. African-American women appear to be the prime fuel driving it forward. This breakthrough has come on the heels of major retooling at OWN. Since its January 1, 2011 debut, the network has struggled to find an audience. In its first week, Oprah’s network garnered a respectable, but underwhelming 505,000 viewers with average primetime viewership slipping to a little more than half that number. The original schedule of shows focused on experts Oprah had groomed during her talk show heyday, but failed to excite viewers. The resulting restructuring efforts led to changes at the top with a new CEO coming on board in May 2011 before Oprah took on the Chief Executive and Chief Creative Officer roles herself in July 2011. In March 2012, 30 employees were laid off.

Oprah Winfrey attends at the 3rd annual Diane Von Furstenberg awards at the United Nations on March 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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Bones (2001) In a film that somewhat borrows from J.D.’s Revenge, rapper Snoop Dogg plays murdered gangster Jimmy Bones who comes back from the dead to get back at the foes who killed him. Pam Grier plays a supporting role as a sexy psychic.

Fallen (1998) One of Denzel Washington’s most underrated films, this supernatural thriller has a really creepy concept. A demon from within an executed killer lives on and passes from person to person simply through touch.

Leprechaun: In the Hood (2000) Either hilarious or in bad taste depending on your points of view — this horror film transplants the already ludicrous Leprachaun character to an urban setting and Ice-T comes along for the ride.

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Queen of the Damned (2002) R&B icon Aaliyah tragically died six months before the release of this Ann Rice-inspired vampire thriller. She played Queen Akasha who has an intense relationship with the legendary Lestat.

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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 22


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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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move that has paid off. While not commenting directly on the increased prominence of black women, Logan told theGrio that the strong performance of their current programming coupled with the Tyler Perry deal signal fresh momentum for OWN. “The network has seen ten consecutive months of growth year over year. We are seeing certainly the highest ratings that we have achieved.” He added, “I would say our best days are ahead of us.” Yet, boycott petitions notwithstanding, Basketball Wives and similar reality shows continue to top viewing preferences in AfricanAmerican households. Just last week, between Basketball Wives LA and the Love & Hip Hop spinoff Chrissy and Mr. Jones, VH1 drew more than two million black household viewers. In the six month period between December 26, 2011 and June 24, 2012 VH1 programming dominated the top 10 primetime programs viewed by AfricanAmericans age 18-49. Love & Hip Hop, Basketball Wives, Single Ladies, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, and La La’s Full Court Life lured over 7 million viewers collectively. Meanwhile, a week after Iyanla’s sterling debut with Lozada, OWN failed to sustain the ratings peak, losing ground to the aforementioned VH1 shows. Despite this, OWN’s Logan believes the Tyler Perry deal will build the network’s viewership. He stressed that the channel’s programming strategy is less about targeting a specific racial or gender demo than it is about stories that transcend those constructs. Pointing out that Iyanla has since coached individuals of all races, he says, “Viewers, when they turn on the television, they want to see a mirror reflection of themselves.” The reflection Logan is referring to isn’t skin deep. “When you look at a show like Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, Miss Robbie is a strong person,” he continues, noting she’s a “single mom raising a troubled child, opening a business — anybody can relate to [that.]” Perhaps 50 Cent would agree. The rapper who once dissed Oprah for shutting his ilk out of her talk show and pandering to whites has since appeared on OWN in a televised sit down on Oprah’s Next Chapter. Oprah has made headlines by interviewing a series of black stars for her cable presence, ranging from Bobbi Kristina Brown to Rihanna, in what appears to be a favorable trend. The interview with 50 Cent, which exposed the hardcore rapper’s softer side, was vintage Oprah; a prime example of what drew legions of viewers — black, white, female, and male — to her show. If OWN programming can consistently deliver on this ability to erase the lines that separate celebrity from fan, black from white, female from male, Oprah’s network should soon enjoy the millions-strong audience that faithfully watched her show — and exceed it.

Hollywood comedians to star in Eddie Murphy tribute Some of Hollywood’s best-known comedians are coming together in Los Angeles this Saturday to pay tribute to comedic veteran Eddie Murphy. Ebony reports stars Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Arsenio Hall and Tracy Morgan will perform on stage for the Spike TV special Eddie Murphy: One Night Only. Other guests include Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Samuel L. Jackson and Keenan Ivory Wayans. The Roots will be providing the music for the event. The tribute, which airs November 14, will mark 30 years since Murphy’s debut films, 48 Hrs and Delirious, were released. The performances will pay homage to the record-breaking concert film Raw and his time as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Murphy is also well known for his roles in Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America and Dreamgirls. “Thirty years ago, Eddie Murphy came on to the comedy scene and changed the game forever,” Casey Patterson, Executive Vice President of Event Production, Talen Development & Studio Relations at Viacom Entertainment Group, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to be honoring him for the very first time, ‘One Night Only.’”

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As ratings have demonstrated, boosting the quotient of positive black female portrayals on OWN may be the secret ingredient that optimizes this strategy. Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond is the author of the novel Powder Necklace. Follow her on twitter @nanaekua.

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10) Harlem Nights (1989): Although savaged by critics upon its initial release, this period gangster comedy (the first and so far only film Murphy has ever directed) is a cult favorite among black audiences, due in part to its dream cast featuring the legendary comics Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx.

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7) Dreamgirls (2007): Eddie Murphy scored his first (and welldeserved) Oscar nomination for his energetic, James Brown-esque performance in his blockbuster musical. He reminded audiences that he could sing, dance and show a flair for dramatic acting as well.

9) Bowfinger (1999): Eddie Murphy again played multiple roles alongside Steve Martin in this savage satire of Hollywood. This was arguably Murphy’s last truly critically acclaimed big screen comedy.

) Raw (1987): One of the most memorable and popular stand up comedy films ever made — Raw is anything but politically correct, and sure, that tight purple outfit hasn’t aged well. But this was Eddie at his edgiest. 8) Boomerang (1992): Murphy switched gears and pulled off a lower key, more romantic role in this comedy about a womanizer who learns what goes around comes around. Oh yeah, and he gets to win Halle Berry’s heart in the process.

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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.

African American Museum and Center of Education and Applied Arts 110 North Franklin Street Hempstead, New York 11550 516-572-0730 fax: 516-572-032 Mr. David Byer-Tyre, Museum Director/Curator

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FILL UP ON FAMILY TIME AT LI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM DURING THANKSGIVING WEEK LICM is giving thanks for all its fans by filling its calendar with loads of family fun this week. Trying to decide where to start your Museum exploration? You’ll be barking up the right tree when you chose to attend the LICM Theater’s production of Go, Dog. Go! NOTE: The Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Program Schedule Week of Nov 20-25, 2012

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Language Immersion at LICM Tuesday, November 20 from 11:30 a.m. to noon Children’s language skills develop rapidly, absorbing everything they hear. Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? Join us while we explore basic themes in French in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. A class project and song will be used each week to reinforce learning. Take home activities will also be distributed at the end of each class. This week’s programming will introduce children to colors and numbers . Ages: 3-5. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members) Autumn “Dots & Spots” Tuesday, November 20 and Wednesday, November 21 from 2:30-4 p.m. Before the leaves come “falling” down, let’s color them orange, yellow, red and brown. Create your own autumn tree to remind you of fall all year long. All ages. Free with museum ONLINE EDITION

admission. LICM Theater - Go, Dog. Go! Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24 at 12:30 and 3 p.m. P.D. Eastman’s classic beginner book comes to life on the LICM stage in a production filled with singing, dancing and humor. This rollicking free-forall of chicanine-ery introduces you to Red Dog, Blue Dog, Green Dog and Yellow Dog. This production is a joint presentation of the LICM Theater and Plaza Theatrical Productions. Prepare for the show by downloading a parent’s guide for “Go, Dog. Go!” at www.licm.org/theater.php. Go, Dog. Go! was first presented by Seattle Children’s Theatre for the 2002-2003 season and is produced by special arrangement with “Plays for Young Audiences”, a partnership of Seattle Children’s Theater and Children’s Theatre Company – Minneapolis. Adapted for the stage by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory with music by Michael Koerner. All ages. Fee: $8 with museum admission, $7 for groups over 10 people, $6 LICM members, $12 theater only. Construction Junction Friday, November 23 and Sunday, November 25 from 1-3 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, we can even build an entire city! All ages. Free with museum admission. New Exhibit - Building Boom with KEVA ® planks Through Sunday, January 6

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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, 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 is provided by Astoria Federal Savings (logo). All ages. Free with museum admission. KaleidoZone Gallery Chaos and Containment

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Through 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 Enterprises (FREE). All ages. Free with museum admission. Early grams

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Language Immersion Class: Tuesday and Thursday (November 13- December 13) from 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. † stART (Story + Art): Tuesday to Friday from 12:30-1 p.m. † Music and Movement: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. -12 p.m. † Messy Afternoons: Saturday-Sunday, from 3:30-5 p.m. †Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members). Advanced sales are available for theater performances are available starting October 1, unless otherwise noted. Tickets may be purchased with a credit card (American Express, MasterCard or Visa) by calling (516) 224-5801 until 4 p.m. the day before the performance. There are no phone sales on the day of an event. Same day tickets may be purchased at box office on a first come, first serve basis. All advance tickets are non-refundable. All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission: $11 for adults and children over 1 year old, $10 seniors, FREE to museum members and children under 1 year old. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800.

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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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76. Salvation Army Church

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3) The Nutty Professor (1996): One of Murphy’s most beloved films features some of his strongest acting and characters. In incredible make-up he creates three different generations of a family and still manages to be unbelievably funny.

5) Trading Places (1983): Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd made an unlikely pair in this hysterical comedy about a homeless hustler and rich snob who wind up being pawns for scheming Wall Street barons. Their revenge is sweet and satisfying.

4) 48 Hrs. (1982): Murphy’s first starring role and he knocked it out of the park. As a con teamed up with grizzled cop (Nick Nolte), Murphy was a wisecracking genius. The scene where he confronts a bar full of rednecks cemented his movie star status.

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2) Coming to America (1988): Arguably the most quotable Murphy movie. This uproarious and original comedy about an African prince in search of a bride in Queens jumpstarted Arsenio Hall’s career and inspired everything from music videos to hip-hop hooks.

1) Beverly Hills Cop (1984): The fast-witted Axel Foley is arguably Murphy’s most iconic role (which he re-created in two inferior sequels). There’s so many great bits and routines from this film it’s impossible to single out just one. From the ‘banana in the tail pipe’ to his reactions to Serge — we love this movie!

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