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National Night Out in Echo Park As part of the Town of Hempstead Summer Concert Series: Half Step, a Great Dead revival band, performed at Echo Park in West Hempstead. Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby enjoyed the music and congratulated National Night Out participants from Nassau County Police Department Precinct 5, and Valley Stream Target employees.

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‘Sliders’ Snatching Valuables From Cars Across US In a new wave of crime that occurs in an instant, thieves are cagily sliding into victim's cars and snatching valuables from open windows, in what police are calling "sliding." From Corbin, Ky., to Tampa, slippery sliders are being caught on camera all across the country. Sometimes the perpetrator is caught red-handed, but most of the time the victim has no idea until it's too late.

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"It's very scary that someone could just surprise you and just steal all of your belongings," the victim said. Authorities say the best thing the public can do is lock car doors every time the vehicle is exited. "It's yours, protect it," Woods said. "And the easiest way to protect it is keep it locked up, keep it with you, and don't leave it in the vehicle unoccupied."

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Often operating at gas stations while customers are casually pumping fuel, thieves lying in wait pounce, snatching purses and other valuables, then running off. "They're not looking for a confrontation," Houston police officer Jim Woods told ABC News. "They just want the property, because they know it's being left abandoned and you're not paying enough attention." And police say these types of crimes are on the rise. In an incident caught on tape at a Houston gas station, a woman pulled up and walked into the station as a man in a neighboring vehicle cased the inside of her car. Once she returned to the pump, the slider struck. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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I saw this on Facebook and I thought it was funny but in reality it is very sad, yet telling about today’s society, or social network. We are so compartmentalized that we refer to things like, ‘Like me’ or ‘Share’ or ‘Tweet me’ or Selfie as if life revolves around our mobile devices. And it does for the most part, but I don’t think, I mean I know that God didn’t put us here to Tweet Him a prayer when our Blackberry calendar alert goes off. I could ask the question since when did I need a reality show to define reality? But I already know the answer. Hold on let me check Wikipedia and I tweet you the my response...lol Let’s all enjoy life, turn off your iphone, ipad, notebook, facebook, Youtube, yahoo, google, hotmail etc. for 24 hours go out side and smell the asphalt or green. Oh! And here is a novel idea, pick up a book and read it … Tweet me and let me know how you make out...lol

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NAN Monthly General Membership Meeting, Fri, Aug 9th This is just a reminder that the next meeting of the Nassau County Chapter of the National Action Network (NAN) will be on this Friday, August 9th at 7:30 pm. We meet at New Life Christian Ministries located at 70 N. Main St., 2nd floor in Freeport. Park in the rear of the building in the municipal parking lot and walk to the entrance on the side of the building and take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Our guest speaker at this meeting will be Tom Suozzi, candidate for Nassau County Executive. Please plan on attending as we ask him questions pertaining to our agenda on issues affecting communities of color. We must hold our elected officials accountable to the people they serve and the promises they make while on the campaign trail. So it is imperative that you come out and learn about the platform of these candidates and where they stand on issues that affect you prior to casting your vote in either the Democratic primary election in September or the general election in November. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. No Justice, No Peace! Elder Annette Dennis Chapter President, Nassau County NAN NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Math scores: Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8

Long Island students' state test scores plunge Originally published: August 7, 2013 6:26 AM Updated: August 7, 2013 9:23 PM B y J O H N H I L D E B R A N D john.hildebrand@newsday.com The number of students in grades three through eight who passed state tests plunged more than 40 percent on Long Island and statewide -- a result that top education officials pinned largely on new exams overhauled to meet challenging national academic standards.

Statewide, 31.0 percent of students in grades three through eight passed the latest math tests, compared with 64.8 percent in 2012. In English, the percentage of students statewide deemed proficient or better dropped to 31.1 percent, down from 55.1 percent of students last year. More than 1 million students statewide took the exams. This year's testing marks the second time in four years that the state has upped the academic ante -- sparking protests from local school administrators and teachers, and a test boycott this spring, with hundreds of parents having their children "opt out" of taking the exams. State education officials and many business leaders defended this year's shift to national Common Core academic standards, saying students will gain a more realistic picture of whether they are prepared for colleges and careers.

Too often, these authorities said, students graduate from high schools only to be assigned to remedial courses once they enter college. Currently, more than half of all students attending SUNY and CUNY community colleges find themLess than half of all students in those grades passed ex- selves so placed. ams given in April, in contrast to majorities that did so in State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. summed 2012, according to results the state Education Department up the goals of more rigorous testing in a letter to parents released Wednesday. posted Wednesday on the department's website. On the Island, 37.5 percent of students in grades three "The changes that we are making now provide us a new through eight passed the new math test, compared with 75.4 opportunity to make sure that every single New York State percent last year. In English, the percent of students across student graduates from high school prepared and able to those grades passing the latest tests was 39.6 percent, down make choices about his or her own future in a dynamic and from 67.2 percent in 2012. competitive economy," King wrote. English scores: Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 | The new standards -- adopted by New York, 44 other Grade 7 | Grade 8

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states and the District of Columbia -- set specific student learning goals for each grade level. Compared with most state standards used in the past, the new guidelines call for more advanced reading vocabulary, more analytical writing and more applications of math to solving real-life problems. Local school administrators generally agree that Common Core standards set higher expectations for students. Those administrators contend, however, that the Education Department has rushed the new tests into place without adequate preparation for either teachers or students. New York State United Teachers, a statewide umbrella group, found that only two of 20 curriculum guides in elementary math promised by the state had been provided to local educators when spring testing began. "The commissioner says we're going to leave kids behind if we don't move fast," said Roberta Gerold, superintendent of Middle Country schools and president of the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association. "I'm suggesting we're going to leave kids behind if we move too fast." Gerold drafted her own letter for Middle Country parents. "We strongly believe there is no correlation between these latest assessment results and our students' ability to be college- and career-ready," the letter states. New York is among the first states to incorporate the Common Core into its tests. The state's agreement to do so was a major factor in its winning nearly $700 million in federal Race to the Top money in 2010. Albany's testing changes over the past four years have revolved around efforts to bring its requirements more in line with those of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a federally funded project. In 2009, to cite one example, the state Education Department's tests indicated that 80.2 percent of eighthgraders in New York were proficient in math. NAEP tests that same year, however, found only 34 percent of the state's eighth-graders proficient. The latest statewide passing figure for eighth-grade math -- 31 percent -- is nearly identical to the latest NAEP figure of 30 percent, recorded in 2011. Most national education analysts support recent moves by Kentucky, New York and other states toward testing standards that are uniform and rigorous, saying this could help the United States catch up academically with other advanced countries, such as Finland and Singapore. "If you want our students on a par with high-performing countries, this is what it's going to take," said Maria Ferguson, executive director of the Center on Education Policy, a nonpartisan Washington, D.C.-based agency that provides research on education programs and policies. Many of the Island's business leaders applauded the state efforts, saying students need the help to prepare for high-tech jobs.

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Desmond Ryan, executive director of the Association for a Better Long Island, which represents major commercial developers. Local school officials said efforts to improve student learning would go much more smoothly if the Education Department released test results earlier. They added that Wednesday's release comes far too late to allow results to be used to arrange summer training for teachers or fall classroom assignments for students. Department spokesman Tom Dunn said scoring of tests took about three weeks longer than usual this year because of format changes, and the turnaround should be quicker in the future. Local educators also complained that the state has moved too fast in using test scores to help evaluate teachers' job performance. Any such project involving tens of thousands of teachers is likely to have unforeseen consequences, local officials said, especially if the state does not allow ample time to work out the wrinkles. One superintendent on Suffolk County's South Shore recently told Newsday that, of more than 100 teachers rated in her district so far, only three were deemed by the state to be less than effective in their work. As it happened, all three taught advanced eighth-grade math classes, designed to prepare students for Regents algebra exams normally taken by ninth-graders. The superintendent, who asked that the district not be named, said results suggested that the teachers were unfairly penalized because they taught an advanced curriculum different from what is required to prepare students for eighth-grade math tests. Dunn, in response, said the agency had requested a federal waiver that would allow Regents algebra exams to be used, when appropriate, in place of eighth-grade math tests. The U.S. Education Department rejected the request on grounds that uniform testing was required, he said. Local administrators said that reinforces their contention that Albany should have taken more time to work out kinks in the testing-and-evaluation system before imposing it. "It seems the state has put a lot on the line here," said David Feller, superintendent of North Merrick schools and president of the Nassau Council of School Superintendents. "They should have given themselves a little more breathing space." With Michael R. Ebert

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bers of the community to recycle books they have read and donate them to the store in order to grow their collection. The company is planning to expand this space to include other educational and wellness programs. Photo: (l-r) Brian DeGorter, Jennifer DeGorter and Noah Rosen of National Wholesale Liquidators, Vita Zorbo of the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce, Max Rodriguez of the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Phil DeGorter of National Wholesale Liquidators, Village of Hempstead Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. and Drew Bickel and Michael Gold of National Wholesale Liquidators attend the unveiling ceremony for “The Book Nook” in West Hempstead.

“Book Nook” Reading Room Will Provide Over 1,000 Free Books Village of Hempstead Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. recently joined local children at the unveiling of National Wholesale Liquidators’ “Book Nook”, a space on the second floor of their West Hempstead store that will be dedicated to promoting the love of reading and education among Hempstead’s youth and the community as a whole. The “Book Nook” already has over 1,000 free books available to read, and National Wholesale Liquidators is encouraging mem-

DON DURANT How sad it is that we are living in a time when Racism is showing its ugly head. It is amazing that this lesson is one that many of our young people, those so proficient in managing the IPOD and other technological instruments of this age. We as concerned Black parents failed to share the difficulty experienced before taking up family and moving to the northern states. The Water Fountains for “Colored Only” The public bathrooms designated Colored only. The Restaurants we were unable to enter and be served. The Supermarkets we could only work in the stock room, but never in handling cash or customers. The restaurants, we were able to wash dishes only, but not serve food. The schools that were earmarked Colored, in the colored neighborhoods. The attacks in the night against any “Uppity Nigra” who might have cast a glance at a white woman while walking on a public street. These seemed like days gone by when families moved from the south in droves, making their way to a new life, for the children. As parents we failed to share these circumstances with our children. The sun was shining on the school building they attended. The school bus picked them up and they could sit in any seat they desired. Parents failed to share these important facts that on the bus heading north, the entire family had to remain on the bus for the duration of the NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

trip. Restaurants, like Howard Johnson, along the highway, did not serve Blacks. Our children grew up and failed to appreciate the sacrifices mothers and fathers endured for their safety and progress. Time passed and many young people had children of their own. Black history classes in school were optional, and many students opted out from taking these significant courses. The schools in the north were somewhat better, and the students were exposed to Black teachers who looked like them. Classes were centered around the three "R's" and some students prospered. Before long, the schools in the so-called Black areas, began to suffer and students began to fail. Young Black men were dropping out of school, and many chose to not attend college. Street gangs, became much more than a reality, and swept through the community, and swept up our young men. 2013, arrived, and a New President Barack Obama, had been in office for five years. His influence was far and wide, but racism, had once again showed its face in our nation. Many families, were once again making the trek, back to the south where things had improved dramatically. This move was necessitated by the desire to save the young men from drugs and gangs. The families, were more willing to endure racism, than to watch their young men fade away. PAGE 7


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Wyandanch to host 17th Annual National Night Out County, Town officials and community members work together to fight crime WHEATLEY HEIGHTS & AMITYVILLE, NY— On Tuesday August 6th, neighborhoods in the 15th Legislative District and the Town of Babylon are being invited to come together to celebrate Wyandanch’s 17th annual Night Out to combat drugs, reduce crimes and make community streets safe for families to enjoy at night during the summer season. The community’s gathering is being done in conjunction with thousands of communities nationwide for the 30th Annual National Night Out (NNO). National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention Awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships: and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back. Nationally, the evening event will involve over 15,704 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, 37.5 million people are expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’. National Night out, was started by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). This year’s national sponsors include Target, Associa, and NextDoor.com. Locally the event is being organized with help from Suffolk County Legislative Majority Leader DuWayne Gregory, the Town of Babylon, Wyandanch Weed & Seed, Suffolk EOC, Wyandanch Community Based Neighborhood Watch, Big Kids Auto Club, George Washington Carver Lodge 95, The Family Life Center, and VFW Post 361 and many other local community organizations. Local corporate sponsors include: The Albanese Organization, Frito Lay, and the Wyandanch Community Development Corporation. In preparation for this year’s local activities Legislator DuWayne Gregory said, “While National Night Out is a great event for the entire country, its real impact is felt at the local level. When residents, families, leaders and law enforcement agencies come together on this special evening it’s not just a night out—it’s an occasion to take back the night from those who seek to tear down our communities.” From 4pm to 8pm on August 6th residents in neighborhoods throughout the 15th legislative district and across the nation are asked to lock their doors turn on your outside lights and spend an evening outside with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods like Wyandanch are hosting special events and block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from police and fire companies, flashlight walks, contests, youth NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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activities and anti-crime rallies. “Wyandanch Night Out is always a fantastic event and I am particularly proud of how it has grown over the years to represent the strength and unity of this community,” said Babylon Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez. “I congratulate all the community members and families who are joining here together to stand against violence and crime.” Local Project Coordinator Virginia Dawson Wyandanch National Night Out said “In our 17th successful year participating in this nation wide event we have fostered a strong influence and spirit of community in Wyandanch that has transcended to all of our community part-

ners and beyond.” National Project Coordinator Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a better nation. On NNO, we invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us in Giving Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party.”

National Night Out-STANDING! Gregory, residents and local supporters in Wyandanch celebrate National Night Out AMITYVILLE, NY— This year’s National Night Out Celebration in Wyandanch was deemed a success by the estimated 600 plus attendees. But nobody probably thought the night went better than the lucky young man in the middle. He was one of four local youths who won brand new bicycles in a raffle that was part of the festivities. Suffolk County Legislative Majority Leader and 15th district legislator DuWayne Gregory (left, standing), who was one of the event’s sponsors, picked lucky ticket that gave away the two-wheelers, which were provided courtesy of the Farmingdale and Copiague Target stores. Target’s Ryan Hunsinger (right) brought the bicycles with him to the event as the national chain’s community representative.

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Legislator Abrahams Seeks Businesses,  Employers & Franchisors for 2013 Job/ Career Fair  We are seeking businesses, industries, franchises who are inter­ ested in hiring qualified employees for their companies The fair, hosted by the lawmaker, provides tremendous opportu­ nities for employers as well as potential employees (GARDEN CITY, NY) – Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport), in conjunction with Town of Hempstead Department of Occupational Resources, are once again hosting the 2013 Job/Career Fair & Franchise Opportunities, including a Veteran’s Job & Resource Fair, at Nassau Community College – CCB Multipurpose Room on Wednesday, July 10th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Together, they are offering local businesses or Franchises a better chance to target prospective employees, including our veterans. Registration is FREE! It’s not too early to sign-up for this event and reserve your company’s spot. Space is limited, but still available for interested businesses, industries, vendors or franchises to join. It allows employers to survey a large number of job applicants quickly and inexpensively, without months of interviewing. This event gives employers, schools and Franchise recruiters a chance to meet with prospective job seekers, providing them with efficient opportunities to meet prospective hires up-close-and-personal. Businesses and franchises who sign up will be able to interview and accept résumés from interested attendees. All participating employers will be provided with a table and two chairs, and ample parking on premise is available. Please note that venue space is limited and a selection process will determine your status. The job fair is free to all who participate, and is a tremendous opportunity for employers, as well as potential employees. Additional features of the job fair include chances for job-seekers to speak with a variety of different business owners and representatives in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere, and opportunities to gain terrific experience in the interviewing process. There is also a Veteran’s Job Fair & Resource Service Support component for any business looking to hire vets. All attendees are encouraged to bring their résumés. To sign-up and obtain early registration forms, or request more information, please contact Legislator Abrahams’ office at 516-5716201 or e-mail kabrahams@nassaucountyny.gov. Sponsorships are always welcomed. Please call Legislator Abrahams’ office if you would like to help sponsor this or future events, and the level. Note: It is at our discretion that we must limit the number of employment possibilities that are duplicates in some areas. This will allow for a more wide-range of employment and occupation opportunities. WHEN: Wednesday, July 10th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (set up is 8:30 a.m. Thursday) WHERE: Nassau Community College – CCB Building, Multipurpose Room One Education Drive Garden City, NY 11530 Directions: http://www.ncc.edu/campusservices/ parkingandsafety/mapanddirections.shtml

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Maragos: County Projected to End 2013 with $5.6M Budgetary Surplus Due to Improving Economy Mineola, NY- Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos released the 2013 mid-year financial projections which indicate that the County will end with a $5.6 million budgetary surplus for the primary operating fund. The surplus is due to increased revenues from the improving County economy as is reflected in increased sales tax revenues (up 10.4% year to date and projected to end up 7.2%), reduced unemployment at 6% and a decline in Social Services expenses related to the Early Intervention/Pre-School program. These positive factors out-weigh the $25.7 million in lower State and Federal Aid due to lower cost reimbursements. “The County economy has been able to rapidly recover from Superstorm Sandy and continues to grow faster than neighboring counties and the national economy,” said Comptroller George Maragos. “This economic growth has increased sales tax revenues at a remarkable 10.4% year to date while the administration has kept a tight rein on costs. The combination of higher revenues and lower budgeted costs will help the County achieve the third budgetary surplus in the last four years. The County will be financially stronger with the highest fund balance since 2010 and the lowest structural deficit since 2005.” Under the presentation basis prescribed by the Nassau County Interim Finance Authority (“NIFA”), which excludes other financing sources and uses, the County would be ending the year with a negative $119.6 million, an increase of 39.9% over 2012 but a 35.1% improvement from 2009 under the Suozzi Administration. The increase over 2012 is primarily due to the higher bonding for property tax refunds and the payment of the MTA judgment. The County’s other major fiscal fundamental, the structural gap (the difference between recurring operating revenues and expenses), will continue its year over year improvement since 2009 as shown in the chart below. The structural gap is projected at $54.4 million, down from $116.9 million in 2012 – a 53.5% improvement and down from $251.6 million in 2009- a 78.4% improvement, under the previous Administration, and further underscores the improving County financial fundamentals. The liability for property tax refunds appears to have been addressed and is expected to decline. The payment of $88 million in property tax refunds projected in 2013 will reduce the long-term property tax refund liability from its current level of $297.2 million at year-end 2012 to about $289.2 million, after estimated additions of $80 million during 2013. General obligation debt issuances for 2013, excluding debt for sewer projects, are projected to be approximately $303 million, assuming the $65 million in proposed bonding for property tax refunds and police termination pay will be foregone and paid by recurring revenues. Of the borrowing, $104 million is for Superstorm Sandyrelated recovery and approximately $200 million is for capital projects. However, $40 million will still be bonded for property tax refunds and are included in the budgetary results. At year-end 2012, the total of County general obligation (excluding debt for Sewer District projects) and NIFA bonds debt was $2.7 billion. The debt service for principal, interest and financing costs relating to this debt was $366.3 million. The 2013 anticipated borrowing (excluding $65 million for property tax refunds and termination pay) will increase the County’s general obligation and NIFA bonds (excluding Sewer District borrowings) outstanding from $2.7 billion to approximately $3.0 billion. The wage freeze court challenge continues as a risk that may have an impact to the County’s operations going forward and should be addressed in the 2014 Multi-Year Plan or resolved. However, this risk has been diminished because of the County’s growing fund balance and rising sales tax revenues from the improving economy. PAGE 10


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Nutrition and Wellness Fair in Hempstead A Nutrition and Wellness Fair was held at United Health Care in Hempstead sponsored by Care for Thy Neighbor, UJA Federation of New York, Met Council of New York, Sid Jacobson JCC, AmeriCorps, and United Health Care. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby presented Certificates of Recognition to the sponsoring organzations and praised them on bringing their services to the community.

Young Fashion Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby met with up and coming rap star Simone Vailes, known as “Young Fashion” at Uniondale Park. Young Fashion’s music sends a positive message to the audience and especially young women.

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Genesis Barber Shop Celebrates 25th Anniversary A celebration was held for John Parker in honor of the 25th Anniversary of his store, Genesis Barber Shop in Hempstead. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby congratulated Mr. Parker, owner of Genesis, and congratulated him for providing outstanding service to the community since 1988. Pictured (L to R): Tom Suozzi, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby,, John Parker

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From the Desk of Mayor Hall Much has been written and discussed regarding income inequality in recent weeks. McDonald’s came under widespread criticism for its laughably inadequate “employee budget plan” that leaked on social media. President Obama recently spoke at Knox University, where he touched on the history of income inequality and the need for the private sector to better compensate employees. It’s no mystery why this topic has inspired such dialogue; while most indicators point to an improving economy, many people — especially here in Hempstead Village— still feel the sting of a too-tight budget. A quick glance at the economic progress of the last three decades could actually lead us to believe that people are better off financially than ever before. We read headlines indicating that average salaries have doubled since the 1980s or that American businesses are now seeing their highest profits in three decades. But unsurprisingly, a quick glance does not tell the true story. A quick glance doesn’t reveal that salaries have only doubled for the tiniest fraction of wealthy Americans or that for an overwhelming majority of Americans (the 90 percent making less than six figures annually), average salaries haven’t increased at all when adjusted for inflation. A quick glance doesn’t reveal that, while many businesses are making more money, there hasn’t been a significant increase in employees’ wages.

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home, to save for retirement, and most of all, a chance to hand down a better life for your kids. But over time, that engine began to stall -- and a lot of folks here saw it -- that bargain began to fray” The President chose the perfect word: “bargain.” We as citizens made a bargain with America; that bargain was to work hard, and in turn to be compensated fairly and be granted the opportunity to make a life for ourselves. We have kept our end of the bargain. We have dedicated our lives to our work. Now it is time for America to keep its end of the deal. You, your families and friends, and indeed all Americans, deserve to be paid fairly and to be given the opportunity for success and satisfaction. Sincerely,

Wayne Mayor Wayne J. Hall

Legislator Abrahams         Invites Residents to             Upcoming Tax Exemption  Workshops Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport) invites residents of the 1st Legislative District to attend the Department of Assessment’s Property Tax Exemption Workshops. If you live in and are the owner of a home, condominium or cooperative apartment, you may qualify for hundreds of dollars in property tax savings each year. Nassau County offers two types of School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax exemptions: Basic and Enhanced. Basic STAR is reserved for residents who own and live in their own home, condominium or cooperative apartment with an annual household income of $500,000 or less. Enhanced Star is reserved for senior citizens aged 65 years or older with annual incomes of $81,900 or less. NYS has increased the Enhanced STAR household earnings cap from $79,050 to $81,900.

The problem is easy to see: while the average worker’s salary stays the same, the cost of everything goes up. It’s like taking a pay cut every year. This is an unacceptable reality, especially in a community Find out if you are eligible for savings on your property taxes through these and like the Village of Hempstead, a community with an abundance of other exemptions: Veterans, Senior Citizen, Cold War Veterans, Volunteer Firefightblue-collar, service and retail jobs. Improved salaries for the middle ers and Ambulance Workers, Limited Income Disability and Home Improvement. class benefit everyone, not just the employee. Improved wages means Equipped with specially configured computers linked to the County’s database, the more disposable income and therefore more spending at local busi- County Assessor’s staff will process property tax exemption applications on-site at nesses, keeping stores open and people at work. Improved wages could various locations on the following dates within or near the 1st Legislative District: limit the need for people to hold second jobs, allowing them to spend more time with their families or participate in community activities.  Friday, July 26 from 1 - 3 p.m. at Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Avenue Of course, wages need to improve while at the same time ensuring  Tuesday, September 3 from 1 - 3 p.m. at Merrick Public Library, 2279 Merrick Avenue

businesses stay profitable. This can prove to be a tricky balance. But September 27 from 1 - 3 p.m. at Roosevelt Public Library, 27 West Fulton it’s important to remember an irrefutable fact: businesses become prof-  Friday, Avenue itable in large part because of the contributions of the employees.  Tuesday, October 15 from 1 - 3 p.m. at Hempstead Public Library, 115 Nichols These employees must be compensated for their hard work and initiaCourt tive.  Friday, October 25 from 1 - 3 p.m. at Merrick Public Library, 2279 Merrick Avenue In his speech at Knox University, President Obama memorably For additional information, and for what forms to bring to the workshops, said: “In the period after World War II, a growing middle class was the engine of our prosperity. Whether you owned a company, or swept its floors, or worked anywhere in between, this country o f fered you a basic bargain -- a sense that your hard work would be rewarded with fair wages and decent benefits, the chance to buy a NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

please call Legislator Abraham's office at (516) 571-6201. Please visit www.mynassauproperty.com for scheduling updates.

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Unemployment falls to 7.4 percent, black joblessness hits low for the year EDITOR’S NOTE: Black unemployment fell from 13.7 to 12.6 percent, a low for the year. And black women also saw their best numbers in over a year. Joblessness for African-American women fell to 10.5 percent from 12.0 in June. WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, the fewest since March. The gains were enough to lower the unemployment rate to a 4½ -year

low of 7.4 percent, a good sign in an otherwise lackluster report. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment fell from 7.6 percent in June as more Americans found jobs. Still, the economy created 26,000 fewer jobs in May and June than previously estimated. Americans worked fewer hours in July, and their pay dipped. The figures suggest weak economic growth may be making businesses cautious about hiring. Reaction to the jobs report on financial markets was slightly negative. Stock index futures gave up early gains and were little changed shortly after the report came out. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.64 percent from 2.71 percent as investors bought U.S. government bonds. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

The Federal Reserve will pay particularly close attention to the July employment data as it decides whether to scale back its $85 billion a month in bond purchases later this year. Weaker hiring could make the Fed hold off on tapering at its September meeting. However, economists noted that the drop in unemployment, along with solid hiring gains over the past year, could be enough to con-

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vince the Fed that the job market has made significant gains. “While July itself was a bit disappointing, the Fed will be looking at the cumulative improvement,” said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics. “On that score, the unemployment rate has fallen from 8.1 percent last August, to 7.4 percent this July, which is a significant improvement.” The economy has created 200,000 jobs a month since January. However, the pace has slowed in the past three months to 175,000 jobs. The government said employers added 176,000 jobs in May, below the 195,000 previously estimated. And job gains in June were 188,000, down from the 195,000 reported last month. And the job gains in July were mostly in lower-paying industries, such as retail, hotels and restaurants. But some (Continued on page 15)

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Hempstead Village Celebrates Anniversary of EMS Partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System Village Improves Response Times, Saves on Overtime Payments Hempstead, NY (July 30, 2013) – The Village of Hempstead recently marked the first year anniversary of its partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Center for Emergency Medical Services (CEMS) to provide emergency medical services for the Village. Hempstead receives approximately 6,000 emergency calls every year. For years, the Village was dependent on the Nassau County Ambulance Bureau for the majority of its 911 emergency calls. Under the old system, when Nassau County ambulance services were needed, a Hempstead Village police officer had to be assigned to drive the ambulance to the hospital while the accompanying Nassau County EMT cared for the patient. The process put a great deal of strain on the Village’s police department and ended up costing the Village unbudgeted money for police overtime payments. “The EMT partnership with North Shore LIJ has allowed the Village to provide quality life-saving emergency medical services without taking our police officers off our streets,” explained Village of Hempstead Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. “It has greatly improved response times and benefited taxpayers by reducing police overtime expenses.” “Providing Hempstead Village residents with costeffective, optimum quality emergency healthcare is our top priority,” said Alan Schwalberg, vice president of emergency medical services for North Shore-LIJ. “We look forward to continuing the success of this partnership for many years to come.” In June 2012, the Hempstead Village Board of Trustees signed an agreement with North Shore-LIJ CEMS to deliver 24-hour, seven-day-a-week ambulance and emergency medical coverage to the village at no cost to Hempstead’s local government. Since the partnership began in June, there have been 5,827 calls with 5,384 people being transported to area hospitals. The average response time was improved to less than five minutes. “We estimate that we have saved between one and onehalf hours of police time for each and every call, resulting in a total of more than 7,000 police-hours in total,” said Mayor Hall. “We have also received more than 100 letters and emails from local residents applauding us on the emergency services they received.” NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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were better-paying positions. Manufacturing added 6,000 jobs, driven by strong gains at auto plants. Those were the first job gains at U.S. factories since February. And professional services such as finance, accounting and information technology also increased. The economy grew at a subpar 1.7 percent annual rate in April-June quarter, the government said Wednesday. While that was an improvement over the previous two quarters, it’s still far too weak to rapidly lower unemployment. Recent data suggest that the economy could strengthen in the second half of the year. A survey Thursday showed that factories increased production and received a surge of new orders in July, propelling the fastest expansion in more than two years. The survey, by the Institute for Supply Management, also showed that the housing recovery is spurring more output by lumber companies, furniture makers and appliance manufacturers. Businesses have ordered more industrial machinery and other equipment for four straight months. Europe’s troubled economies are showing signs of recovery, potentially a lift to U.S. exports. U.S. automakers are reporting their best sales since the recession, a sign that Americans are confident enough in their finances to make large purchases. Car sales rose 14 percent in July from 12 months earlier to 1.3 million. Healthy sales have encouraged more hiring by Ford Motor Co. The company said last week that it will hire 800 salaried professionals this year, mostly in areas such as information technology, product development and quality control.

Families for Peace Rally Families for Peace hosted a rally in remembrance of Ramel “Smoke” Bianco and Ukepavi Hoskins in front of the Union Baptist Church in Hempstead. The rally was a gathering to honor loved ones lost to gun violence including Kareem Sapp, son of Thomas Sapp, Jr, and Diane Parker. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby attended the event to show her support and pay her respects to the young people who were lost. Pictured (L to R): Supreme Mathematics, Thomas Sapp, Jr., Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Valerie Neal, Keith Burgess

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ASK LISA -ANNE Do School Uniforms Make a Difference in Academic Performance? Q. My niece attends a charter school and they wear uniforms. My sister thinks that wearing uniforms helps improve academics in schools. Is this true? A. Well, it depends on whom you ask. If you ask people who went to Catholic or other religious schools, other private schools or who went to school outside of the USA where everyone wore uniforms; they would tell you yes! Those who never wore uniforms may take another view on the subject! Researchers are divided over how much of an impact - if any - dress policies have upon student learning. A 2004 book makes the case that uniforms do not improve school safety or academic discipline. A 2005 study, on the other hand, indicates that in some Ohio high schools uniforms may have improved graduation and attendance rates, although no improvements were observed in academic performance. In the 1980s, public schools were often compared unfavorably to Catholic schools. Noting the perceived benefit that uniforms conferred upon Catholic schools, some public schools decided to adopt a school uniform policy. President Clinton provided momentum to the school uniform movement when he said in his 1996 State of the Union speech, "If it means teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear school uniforms." The Pros and Cons of School Uniforms! According to proponents, school uniforms: Help prevent gangs from forming on campus Encourage discipline Help students resist peer pressure to buy trendy clothes Help identify intruders in the school Diminish economic and social barriers between students Increase a sense of belonging and school pride Improve attendance Opponents contend that school uniforms: Violate a student's right to freedom of expression Are simply a Band-Aid on the issue of school violence Make students a target for bullies from other schools Are a financial burden for poor families Are an unfair additional expense for parents who pay taxes for a free public education Are difficult to enforce in public schools Most school districts have dress codes which are differenct to wearing a uniform everyday! Some examples include: Decorations (including tattoos) that are symbols, mottoes, words or acronyms that convey crude, vulgar, profane, violent, gang-related, sexually explicit or suggestive messages Large or baggy clothes (this prohibition can be used to keep students from excessive "sagging") Holes in clothes Scarves, curlers, bandanas or sweatbands inside of school buildings (exceptions are made for religious attire) Visible undergarments Strapless garments NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Bare midriffs, immodestly low-cut necklines or bare backs Tights, leggings, bike shorts, swim suits or pajamas as outerwear Visible piercings, except in the ear Dog collars, tongue rings and studs, wallet chains, large hair picks, or chains that connect one part of the body to another What Research Says About School Uniforms! Virginia Draa, assistant professor at Youngstown State University, reviewed attendance, graduation and proficiency pass rates at 64 public high schools in Ohio. Her final analysis surprised her: "I really went into this thinking uniforms don't make a difference, but I came away seeing that they do. At least at these schools, they do. I was absolutely floored." Draa's study concluded that those schools with uniform policies improved in attendance, graduation and suspension rates. She was unable to connect uniforms with academic improvement because of such complicating factors as changing instructional methods and curriculum. University of Missouri assistant professor, David Brunsma reached a different conclusion. In his 2004 book, The School Uniform Movement and What It Tells Us About American Education: A Symbolic Crusade, Brunsma reviewed past studies on the effect of uniforms on academic performance. He also conducted his own analysis of two enormous databases, the 1988 National Educational Longitudinal Study and the 1998 Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. Brunsma concluded that there is no positive correlation between uniforms and school safety or academic achievement. Meanwhile, the movement toward uniforms in public schools has spread to about a quarter of all elementary schools. Experts say that the number of middle and high schools with uniforms is about half the number of elementary schools. If uniforms are intended to curb school violence and improve academics, why are they not more prevalent in middle and high schools, where these goals are just as important as in elementary schools? Because, says Brunsma, "It's desperately much more difficult to implement uniforms in high schools, and even middle schools, for student resistance is much, much higher. In fact, most of the litigation resulting from uniforms has been located at levels of K-12 that are higher than elementary schools. Of course, this uniform debate is also one regarding whether children have rights, too!" The debate over uniforms in public schools encompasses many larger issues than simply what children should wear to school. It touches on issues of school improvement, freedom of expression and the "culture wars." It's no wonder the debate rages on. Information gathered from http://www.greatschools.org/find-a-school/ defining-your-ideal/121-school-uniforms.gs?page=3 Lisa-Anne Ray-Byers is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who has worked in education for over two decades. She holds graduate degrees in speech-language pathology and multicultural education. She also holds certification in educational administration. She is the author of the books, They Say I Have ADHD, I Say Life Sucks! Thoughts From Nicholas, They S S Say I’m a St St Stutterer, But I S S Say Nothing! Meet Kelly and co-author of 365 Ways To Succeed With ADHD all available at www.Amazon.com. She is a member of the National Education Writers Association and the Education Editor for the Community Journal newspaper in Baldwin, NY. You may contact her at speechlrb@yahoo.com or by visiting her website at www.AskLisaAnne.com. PAGE 16


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Summer Halloween at Malibu Beach Camp Campers at Malibu Beach Camp in Lido Beach wore costumes for a “Halloween” party that included trick or treating to make up for the holiday that was lost to hurricane Sandy. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and Legislator Denise Ford enjoyed the festivities and thanked Butch Yamali, owner of Malibu, sponsoring this fun event for the campers.

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2013 Swim A Cross Winner Ella Maldonado, of Merrick, won 1st place at Camp Malibu in Lido Beach for the American Red Cross Town of Hempstead 2013 Swim-A-Cross program. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby congratulated Ella and Ashli Thompson of Roosevelt, Camp Counselor. Photo: Ashli Thompson, Councilwoman Goosby, Ella Maldonado, Butch Yamali (Malibu Owner) PAGE 17


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Nassau BOCES helps Long Islanders find new careers Come to an open house Sept 11 GARDEN CITY, N.Y., August 1, 2013 — For anyone looking to start or change a career, the Nassau BOCES Adult Evening Program is the place to begin. On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from 7-9 p.m., all Long Islanders are invited to an open house at the Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center, 1196 Prospect Avenue in Westbury, N.Y. From job training for entry-level career positions, to coursework designed to advance current skills, the Nassau BOCES Adult Evening Program has something for everyone. Visitors will tour the state-of-the-art facility, meet and talk to teachers and get career advice. No reservations are necessary and all are welcome, from individuals to families. This spring, the Adult Evening Program presents an exciting opportunity in the automotive field. Nassau BOCES has teamed up with Autoseum in Mineola to offer an Auto Body Customizing program, where students will learn from the country’s premiere auto fabricators and earn industry certification, while surrounded by some of the most famous cars in the world, such as the 1966 Batmobile and the General Lee. “Auto collision specialists will benefit by learning enhanced skill sets,” Adult Evening Program Supervisor Rick Polansky says of the program. “For example, they’ll get valuable hands-on experience creating molds for custom grills, spoiler and scoops.” Nassau BOCES will also be offering a new culinary program which includes a School for the Culinary arts, and School for the Baking and Pastry arts. Adults will learn hands-on, culinary skills at a professional level, taught by two award-winning and state-certified chefs. The Open House will give those interested an opportunity to learn more about this new program. Visitors can also speak to career counselors in the Career Assessment and Coaching Center, and make an appointment to determine the best possible career path based on individual strengths and skill sets. “This is the perfect opportunity to talk with our experienced instructional staff, all of whom are professionals in their given fields,” says Polansky. “Instructors will tell you about what you can expect to learn and what career opportunities are available. You can get an inside point of view.” Courses are available in more than 40 fields, including those showing marked industry growths, such as health professions and the trades. The Health Occupations program features training for in-demand careers, from NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

medical and dental assisting, to medical billing and coding. High-growth trade courses include: heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning (HVRAC); welding; plumbing; electrical; Automotive; and APICSManufacturing Certificate programs. Many other popular career courses are available as well, including cosmetology, culinary arts, veterinary sciences and personal training. Upon successful completion of required program sequences, participants receive certificates for their achievements. For more information and a complete list of courses, visit www.adultednassau.org, or call 516-622-6950.

HEMPSTEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT WORKSHOP COLLEGE AND FINANCIAL AID PLANNING WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 6:30P.M. – 8:00P.M. For immediate release* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * advance Registration needed * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * Contact: Reference* * * * * * * * * * * * *481-6990 If you are just beginning to think about going to college, this workshop will help you learn the basics about how to select the college that is right for you. This workshop will also explain entrance requirements and how to increase your chances of getting into the college of your choice. A timeline for applying for admission and financial aid will be covered. Various college majors will be discussed. If you are concerned with how to afford college, there will also be an overview of financial aid programs. The program will be held in the Community Room. Registration is required for this free program. PAGE 19


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Uniondale Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Robbing Two Victims at Gunpoint in Separate Incidents 15 Minutes Apart Lane has pending charge for tampering with a witness MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a Uniondale man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbing two men at gunpoint in separate incidents approximately 15 minutes apart in October 2010. Michael Lane, 21, was convicted by a jury of two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, two counts of Robbery in the Second Degree, and two counts of Robbery in the Third Degree on May 6. He was sentenced by Nassau County Judge Alan Honorof. Rice said that at approximately 9:35 p.m. on October 31, 2010, a male victim was walking to his home in Uniondale when he was confronted by a group of men on the corner of Hempstead Boulevard and Emerson Street. One of those men was Michael Lane, who produced a black handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim handed over his wallet and the group of men fled from the location.

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when he was surrounded by a group of men, including Lane. Lane again produced a black handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet. The group fled once the victim handed over his wallet. Lane was arrested by officers of the Nassau County Police Department’s First Precinct on November 9, 2010. Lane was additionally charged with Tampering Nassau County District With a Witness in the Attorney Kathleen Rice Fourth Degree on April 22, 2013 for approaching one of the victim’s homes with a group of men and intimidating him. That case is pending. “Mr. Lane proved his cowardice when he pulled a gun on two unarmed victims with a group of friends there to back him up,” Rice said. “Intimidating one of the victims he had already robbed only underscores what a danger he is to the community.” Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Abensur of the County Court Trial Bureau is prosecuting the case. Lane is represented by Valerie Hawkins, Esq.

Fifteen minutes later, a second male victim was walking near the corner of Henry and Armond Streets in Uniondale

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

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

If you know a student from kindergarten - college who has NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Florida executes mentally ill killer John Errol Ferguson Sarah Muller, @digimuller No legal intervention halted the execution of the “Prince of God,” convicted killer and diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic John Errol Ferguson Monday. Florida executed the convicted mass murderer at 6:17 p.m ET Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court opted not to get involved. After more than 30 years on death row and back-and-forth legal wrangling, Ferguson died by lethal injection at Florida State Prison. The 65-year-old was found guilty of murdering eight people, including two teenagers, in two different incidents in 1977 and 1978 following his release from a state mental hospital. In a last-ditch attempt to block the execution, Ferguson’s legal team appealed to the nation’s highest court. His lawyers argued executing Ferguson, who has suffered from a long history of severe mental illness, violates the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Ferguson believed that he was a “Prince of God” and, upon his death, would rise up to save Americans from a communist plot. Working through the final hours, Ferguson’s attorney Christopher Handman maintained his client was “insane and incompetent for execution.” “We are gravely disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court denied John Ferguson’s request to clarify the standard for evaluating an individual’s competence to be executed and denied his request to invoke the Court’s categorical bar on the execution of the insane,” Handman said Monday in a written statement. “Mr. Ferguson has a documented 40-year history of severe mental illness diagnosed repeatedly by state doctors in state institutions. Mr. Ferguson has been profoundly mentally ill for four decades, pre-dating the crimes for which he is scheduled to be executed, but is now deemed suddenly and inexplicably cured.” In the 2007 case Panetti v. Quarterman, the Supreme Court ruled that a convicted killer must have a rational understanding of why he or she is being put to death and the ultimate impact of execution: that is, death.

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The American Bar Association and The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) along with three Florida mental health organizations, filed amicus briefs in support of Ferguson, urging the Supreme Court to grant a stay of execution. But the deadline for the Supreme Court came and went. “The death penalty is not constitutionally allowable as a punishment for John Ferguson because his delusions prevent him from understanding the nature of what is happening to him,” said Ron Honberg, J.D., NAMI’s national director of policy and legal affairs in a press release. “The constitutional principle does not excuse his crimes, but it does point to life without parole as the appropriate sentence.” In May, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with an earlier ruling by Florida’s State Supreme Court, declaring that the 65-year-old still had a rational comprehension of the crimes and the reasons for the execution, and therefore, could still be eligible for execution. The federal appeals court wrote in its 65-page opinion, “That most people would characterize Ferguson’s Prince-of-God belief, in the vernacular, as ‘crazy’ does not mean that someone who holds that belief is not competent to be executed.” The court stated that he was “mentally competent to be executed despite his mental illness and the presence of a delusional belief.” Baylor Johnson, a spokesman for the ACLU of Florida, told MSNBC in a statement, “This execution comes at a time when there is already growing doubt about the accuracy, legality and morality of Florida’s death penalty system. Our state putting a severely mentally ill person to death in spite of the constitutional prohibition only serves to feed that doubt.” He noted, “Constitutional law is clear on this point: killing the severely mentally ill violates the Eighth Amendment’s protection against cruel and unusual punishment. And John Ferguson’s history makes it clear that he [was] severely mentally ill.” Florida Gov. Rick Scott approved the death warrant last fall, which initially scheduled Ferguson‘s execution for October 16, 2012. But legal proceedings at the state and federal level delayed the execution. In June, Scott signed a bill into law, dubbed the “the Timely Justice Act,” aimed at speeding up the death penalty process. Ferguson became the fourth inmate to be executed in Florida during the 2013 calendar year.

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In 2005, I chose to run for public office for the first time in my life because I felt I had the energy and ideas to make a difference in a county I care so much about. Nearly two terms later, I’m proud to have kept my promises and to have helped the district attorney’s office become one of the most professional, independent and innovative prosecutor's offices in the nation. While our strides have been bold and our progress steady, I believe I have more to contribute to an office that we all rely upon to protect our families and to ensure the integrity of the criminal justice system. That’s why I’m so excited to announce my candidacy for a third term as Nassau County’s district attorney. Our work over the last two terms is something we can be proud of. our office has become a national leader in the fight against drunk and drugged-driving. We’ve cut plea-bargaining and toughened prosecutions of violent criminals and cyber predators. We’ve gone after corrupt officials who abuse the public’s trust and we've recovered millions of dollars of misused taxpayer money. Our community and school education programs have received widespread praise and our efforts to help rehabilitate non-violent offenders and reduce recidivism have put our office on the forefront of the criminal justice reform movement. We’ve done all this as non-political, independent prosecutors not guided by fear or favor, but instead by what’s right and what’s wrong. If you give me the opportunity to continue my public service as your district attorney, I can promise that you will get more of the same independence that has become the hallmark of our time in office. And you will always know where I stand on the issues. My top priorities for a third term are clear: I will to continue to crack down on violent and cyber crime. I will redouble investigative efforts targeting those who steal from taxpayers or abuse the public’s trust. I will help lead local and state reform of the juvenile justice system so that we can reduce recidivism and redirect nonviolent teen offenders to paths of prosperity. I will fight to get illegal guns off our streets and I will lobby Albany and Washington for sensible gun-control laws. I will continue to push for reforms that better safeguard the integrity of our criminal justice system. I need your help to make sure that the progress that has improved the safety of Nassau County families continues. If you share my belief in the importance of keeping the office in the hands of prosecutors who are committed to innovation and independence, then please take a moment to contribute to our campaign (link below), forward this email to your circle of contacts, or visit our website, Facebook or Twitter accounts using the links below. Additionally, our first event of 2013 is next Thursday, January 10 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. As a homicide prosecutor, as an assistant U.S. attorney, and as Nassau County’s district attorney, I have spent my entire life advocating for victims of crime and for reforms that make our criminal justice system more effective. I ask for your support so that we can build on our successes and continue to make Nassau County a safer, more prosperous place for us all. Sincerely, Kathleen Rice NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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3 in LIRR disability fraud trial guilty on all charges Originally published: August 6, 2013 2:26 PM Updated: August 6, 2013 11:02 PM By JOHN RILEY john.riley@newsday.com An orthopedist and two consultants were convicted Tuesday in the Long Island Rail Road disability-fraud trial in federal court in Manhattan, the first courtroom test of charges that hundreds of LIRR retirees turned a middle-class safety net into a piggy bank by scamming millions from the federal Railroad Retirement Board. Dr. Peter Lesniewski of Rockville Centre, former LIRR union president Joseph Rutigliano of Holtsville and former retirement board manager Marie Baran of East Meadow were found guilty of conspiracy, fraud and false statements on the third day of jury deliberations. They each face 15 years in prison under sentencing guidelines, prosecutors said, and will be sentenced Dec. 13. Shocked by ruling The three, portrayed as law-abiding members of the middle class until the LIRR accusations, were stoic as family and supporters gasped at the verdicts. But as the jury left, they appeared shellshocked. Baran and her husband cried. Lesniewski slumped in his chair and looked at the ceiling. Rutigliano held his head, chewed gum, and stared at the floor. Following the convictions, prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero to ratchet up bail conditions on Lesniewski and Rutigliano and immediately jail Baran, whom they accused of committing perjury when she testified at trial. Marrero ordered a Monday hearing on the request, and it drew a sharp retort from defense lawyers, who all plan appeals. "If this wasn't so serious, I'd think it was a joke," said Thomas Durkin, Lesniewski's attorney. "I think this is vindictiveness for the exercise of the right to go to trial. It's absolutely unnecessary." The convictions climaxed a scandal that first broke into public view in 2008. News reports highlighted an extraordinary rate of disability claims among LIRR retirees trying to top off an early retirement pension available at age 50. The spotlight shined on ex-workers who golfed and rode in bike races despite claiming disabilities. Charges were brought in 2011, and 25 defendants have pleaded guilty. Lesniewski, 62, one of two doctors charged, was accused of "padding files" to provide a false medical basis for claims. Rutigliano, 66, and Baran, 65, were charged with charging fees of $1,000 and more and using insider knowledge of the system to help retirees fill out bogus applications to fool examiners. The three made over $1 million from their roles, the government said. Officials lauded the verdict. "Lesniewski, Baran and Rutigliano served as engines of this fraud . . . costing the government hundreds of millions of dollars," said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. "Like the 25 people who previously pled guilty, these defendants now have been brought to justice and will pay for their central roles in this brazen scheme." (Continued on page 40)

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Illegal buttocks injections kill, maim women JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Women across the U.S. are risking their lives for black market procedures to make their buttocks bigger, often involving home-improvement materials such as silicone injected by people with no medical training. Some want to fill out a bikini or a pair of jeans. Others believe a bigger bottom will bring them work as music video models or adult entertainers. Whatever the reason, they are seeking cheaper alternatives to plastic surgery — sometimes with deadly or disfiguring results. Deaths from black market buttocks injections have been reported in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada and New York. An interior decorator in Mississippi faces trial in the deaths of two women who were injected at her house. Though there is little data on the procedures or injuries they cause, doctors and authorities say they are seeing them more often. Online forums used to set up the illegal procedures have attracted thousands of responses. Some men also seek out buttocks enhancements, but the procedures are much more popular among women. Very big buttocks have been popular in hip-hop videos for years, celebrated by songs like the 1990s hit “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot, with lyrics declaring, “I like big butts and I cannot lie.” But Dionne Stephens — an assistant professor of psychology at Florida International University who studies race, gender and sexuality in hip-hop culture — said celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian have the shapely body part popular among an increasing number of women of all races and ethnicities. The problem is that some of them toss caution aside when black market procedures are the only ones they can afford. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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“It is very scary that this is happening,” Stephens said. For 46-year-old Apryl Michelle Brown, the path to a black-market injection started with people teasing her as a child about having a “pancake butt.” Years later, a woman walked in Brown’s beauty salon in California and told her she could make her butt bigger with injections. It seemed like “divine intervention,” Brown recalls. “It was just something I felt inside of me, that I felt would make me better. I just didn’t want the pancake booty anymore,” she said. The following week, she was at the woman’s house getting injections and followed up later with more. It wasn’t long before the injection sites got hard and excruciatingly painful. Brown eventually began looking for doctors to remove the material, which she learned was an industrial silicone available at a home improvement store. After surgery in 2011, a staph infection left her near death. Both hands and feet were amputated. Today, Brown has a website and speaks on the topic, trying to convince others that they are beautiful the way they are. “I would never want anybody else to go through this, not even lose one finger, much less all their limbs,” she said. Despite a lack of hard numbers, there’s anecdotal evidence that the illegal procedures are becoming more common. In April 2007, someone posted this question on the website Topix.com: “is there any truth to this madness about some type of butt injections to make your butt bigger someone enlighten me.” There have been more than 14,000 responses, with new ones almost every day. Some of the responses are horror stories. More of them go like this one, posted recently: “Does anyone know of a good injector in Los Angeles County?” Or this one on July 10, “Safe reliable injector will be in NJ the week of the 15th. Booking appointments now.” Investigators say a Georgia woman who died after getting injections in Mississippi in 2012 used the Internet to find someone to inject her. First, she connected with an adult entertainer and hip hop model named Natasha Stewart, who goes by the moniker Pebbelz Da Model. The two met in New York and Gordon paid Stewart $200 for a referral, prosecutors say. Authorities say Gordon was told the injections would be performed by a trained medical professional. In March 2012, Gordon drove with a friend from Atlanta to Jackson, Miss., to the home of 53-year-old Tracey Lynn Garner, also known as Morris Garner, a floral and interior decorator with no medical training. The cost was $1,500. Early in the case, authorities referred to Garner as a man, but her attorney says she had surgery to change gender. Gordon died of blood clots in her lungs a few days later. There was so much of a “silicone-like” substance in her (Continued on page 26)

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Freeport Medical Supply, Inc., Xtracare Pharmacy along with American Diabetes Associates presents its Annual Community Walk and Health Fair “Get Fit and Be Healthy” Freeport, NY (August 11, 2013) -will be host to Community WalkSM and Health Fair to Stop Diabetes®, the newest initiative of the American Diabetes Association's movement to Stop Diabetes. This local grass roots walk event is organized, by local Volunteer Coordinator, Freeport Medical Supply Inc., Xtra Care Pharmacy, and is open to the entire community. Everyone is encouraged to come out and take a stand to STOP DIABETES® on August 11, 2013 at 75 South Main Street, Freeport, NY, Check-In begin at 9:00 am, the walk begins at 10:00 am. For more information on this walk, please visit: http:// main.diabetes.org/goto/freeportcommunitywalk "We are looking to Community Walk as a way to engage new volunteers and donors in the Stop Diabetes movement in smaller communities around the country,” said David McShea, National Director, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. “Due to the challenging economy of the past few years we had a number of smaller Step Out events cancelled since 2009, but Community Walk will be able to partially replace the desire to have a walk event in smaller communities, while raising funds and awareness of diabetes at a low cost, meaning more funds will go towards helping us to Stop Diabetes." Today, there are nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes and 79 million with pre-diabetes. If present trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by 2050. The Community Walk and the “Get Fit and Be Healthy” Health Fair will raise funds for type 1 and type 2 diabetes research and education programs. Chuck Madu, one of the top- rated pharmacist and owner of Freeport Medical Supply Inc., & Xtra Care Pharmacy in partnership with American Diabetes Association is pleased to present the “Get Fit and Be Healthy” Community Walk and Health Fair. At “Get Fit and Be Healthy”, Freeport Medical Supply Inc., Xtra Care Pharmacy plan to provide incentive focused vendors to explain diabetes awareness, childhood obesity, risk factors connected with diabetes, healthy lifestyle, and cooking instruction and healthy lifestyle provided by neighborhood doctors and practitioners. We also plan to provide free testing such as diabetes testing, blood pressure screening, high cholesterol screening, BMI (Body Mass Index) and blood glucose screening. This event is for the entire family with music, kids activities, but most importantly partners like United Healthcare, Healthcare Plus, Nassau County Department of Health, other local vendors and various Nassau County elected officials looking to make a difference in exclusively in our youth, as well as all neighborhoods of Nassau County. The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to stop diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. For more information about this event, contact events@freeportmedical.com or call (516) 633-1256.

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buttocks that it spilled onto the floor and “all over the place” when a medical examiner cut into her during the autopsy, according to an investigator’s testimony from September. Garner and Stewart, 40, are currently charged in Hinds County, Miss., with depraved-heart murder. They have pleaded not guilty. They are scheduled for trial next year. A gag order in the case prohibits attorneys from commenting. Garner was later charged in the 2010 death of an Alabama woman and also pleaded not guilty to that charge. Authorities haven’t said what substance Garner used, though industrial silicone has been used in other cases. Dr. John Martin, a plastic surgeon in Coral Gables, Fla., said illicit cosmetic procedures have become common. Sometimes multiple people are injected in hotel rooms in “pumping parties.” Some people have silicone injected in their faces, where it can cause protruding, rock-hard nodules, but it’s easier to treat than the large amounts injected into the buttocks. It’s so difficult to remove very large amounts of silicone from the buttocks that many doctors, including Martin, won’t even try. “When you put in a large amount of silicone, it can drift. If I fill your butt with this huge amount of silicone, it can run down your leg and you have to get your leg amputated,” Martin said. It can also cause infections and blood clots. If the needles hit a blood vessel, the silicone can enter the blood stream and work its way to the lungs, Martin said. Doctors won’t perform buttocks injections, but they do offer lifts and buttocks implants. Doctors performed more than 3,700 of those legal procedures last year, generating more than $17 million, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The average fee for a legal buttocks implant is $4,670, according the organization. In a Florida criminal case, Shatarka Nuby paid $2,000 for injections at people’s homes, according to police reports. Nuby died on March 17, 2012, while serving a prison sentence for using fraudulent credit cards, including for professionally done breast implants. She had gotten the illegal buttocks injection numerous times from 2007 to 2011, authorities say, and died from acute and chronic respiratory failure from the silicone. Oneal Ron Morris — who was born a man, identifies as a woman, and goes by the name of Duchess — is charged with Nuby’s death. Nuby’s aunt told investigators that she watched some of the injections. Morris’ lawyer didn’t respond to a message. Morris told Nuby’s aunt at one time that she was using silicone from Home Depot, according to a police affidavit that charged Morris with manslaughter in July 2012. The aunt said she could “see the butt rise” when the substance was injected. It was sealed with cotton balls and superglue. Morris, according to the affidavit, assured the women “that the substances she was injecting into Shatarka Nuby would not hurt her.” NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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NIH finally makes good with Henrietta Lacks’ family — and it’s about time, ethicist says Over the past six decades, huge medical advances have sprung from the cells of Henrietta Lacks, a poor, African-American mother of five who died in 1951 of cervical cancer. But Lacks never agreed that the cells from a biopsy before her death taken could be used for research. For years, her own family had no idea that her cells were still alive in petri dishes in scientists’ labs. They eventually learned they had fueled a line called HeLa cells, which have generated billions of dollars, but they didn’t realize until this spring that her genome had been sequenced and made public for anyone to see. On Tuesday, the National Institute of Health announced it was, at long last, making good with Lacks’ family. Under a new agreement, Lack’s genome data will be accessible only to those who apply for and are granted permission. And two representatives of the Lacks family will serve on the NIH group responsible for reviewing biomedical researchers’ applications for controlled access to HeLa cells. Additionally, any researcher who uses that data will be asked to include an acknowledgement to the Lacks family in their publications. The new understanding between the NIH and the Lacks family does not include any financial compensation for the family. The Lacks family hasn’t, and won’t, see a dime of the profits that came from the findings generated by HeLa cells. But this is a moral and ethical victory for a family long excluded from any acknowledgment and involvement in genetic research their matriarch made possible. It took more than 60 years, but ethics has finally caught up to a particularly fast-moving area of science: taking tissue samples for genetic research. Thanks to the efforts of a dogged journalist, some very thoughtful science leaders in Europe and the U.S., and an ordinary family willing to learn about a complex subject and then to do the right thing to help you and me and our descendants, a long-standing wrong has now been fixed. The news of the day is that the analysis of the genetic makeup of HeLa cells, the most useful cells used in all of biomedical research, has been completed. But the real news here is that medicine and science have finally done right by the person from whom those cells were taken—Henrietta Lacks. Lacks’ story was made famous in 2010 after publication of Rebecca Skloot’s award-winning book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” which stayed on The New York Times best-seller list for two years. The book chronicled how before Lacks died died, a research team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore led by George Otto Gey took a sample of tissue from her cervix. He found he was able to grow them in dishes outside the human body. This was a major research breakthrough: having an immortal cell line gave researchers a crucial new tool against disease. Indeed, the first benefits from HeLa cells came in their use by Jonas Salk in developing the first vaccine against polio. Subsequently, scientists went on to use the cells in many experiments. More than 60,000 articles have appeared based on HeLa cell research including cancer and AIDS and even in developing vaccines for dogs, cats and other animals. The downside of this story is that no one said anything to Lacks herself about taking her cells — nor did anyone get permission from her family. And as the years went by, and some people began to make money from the cells no one ever revealed this to Henrietta’s descendants, as is told in Skloot’s wonderful book. But that failure has now been fixed. PAGE 26


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Deacon Waymon and Rev. Evon Speight Bid Community Farewell Deacon Waymon and Reverend Evon Speight were honored by the Faith Baptist Church Family during a Sunday morning service. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby presented a Certificate of Recognition to the Speights who were founders of the United People Organization and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade in Hempstead. They will be leaving the community and moving to Atlanta at the end of August. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Life Changing Words “The Power of Fear” 2 Tim 1:7 KJV “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” What I have found is one of the greatest obstacles that we face in life is fear. Many of us live our life daily in fear. We have fear of people, fear of failure as well as fear of success. If you are not careful fear will cause you to give up on life and on your hopes and your dreams. If this emotion is not dealt with correctly it will even cause you to lose your mind. Fear is a very powerful and dangerous weapon that the enemy satan uses against us. What we have not realized is that fear is a form of bondage. It can keep you from moving forward in the things of God as well as in the things of this world. The devil uses fear to stop us from getting to our destiny. See God has a purpose and a plan for your life; and what happens is as you venture into new territory or into a new assignment the devil puts thoughts in your mind to stop you. He makes you believe that you are not worthy or that you are to old, to young or not educated enough to be able to possess this new assignment or territory. But the devil is a liar… We must recognize that sometimes we cannot conquer our fears alone. We need help! However there comes a time in your life that the help of people just will not do. You need what I call divine help. You need divine intervention to stop these fears and obstacles that have you bound. Thank God for the Bible, NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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which gives us instructions. For in the word of God we learn to overcome our fears through faith. So the answer for all of us is this “Faith in Christ will conquer the Fears of Life.” For the Bible simply says I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me…. Prophetess Karen Deadwyler is a new author inspired by God. Her first book titled “His Miraculous Way” speaks of her victory through Jesus Christ. This book can be purchased at her website www.godlypleasures.org She is the Visionary and Co-founder along with her husband Ronnie Deadwyler of Glory Temple Ministries.

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Acceleration TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” (Habakkuk 2:3, NIV) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria We’re living in a day when God is speeding things up. What should have taken you a lifetime to accomplish, because you honor God, He is going to do in a fraction of the time. God is going to give you breaks that you didn’t deserve. He is going to bring the right people across your path. You’re going to see opportunity like you’ve never seen before. You need to get ready; you’ve come into a shift. Think of it like a car. When you shift from second gear to fourth gear, the engine is still running at the same speed. It’s not working any harder, but you’re going faster. You’re covering more ground. The higher gears have greater capacity. They’re designed to go faster. In the same way, because you’ve kept God first place, He is shifting you to a higher gear. You’re going to go further, faster not because you’re working harder trying to make it all happen, but because it’s your time for acceleration! A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, thank You for Your hand upon my life. I trust that You are working behind the scenes as I honor You in Jesus’ name. Amen. — Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Question: "Women pastors / preachers? Can a woman be a pastor or preacher?" Answer: There is perhaps no more hotly debated issue in the church today than the issue of women serving as pastors/preachers. As a result, it is very important to not see this issue as men versus women. There are women who believe women should not serve as pastors and that the Bible places restrictions on the ministry of women, and there are men who believe women can serve as preachers and that there are no restrictions on women in ministry. This is not an issue of chauvinism or discrimination. It is an issue of biblical interpretation. The Word of God proclaims, “A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent” (1 Timothy 2:11-12). In the church, God assigns different roles to men and women. This is a result of the way mankind was created and the way in which sin entered the world (1 Timothy 2:13-14). God, through the apostle Paul, restricts women from serving in roles of teaching and/or having spiritual authority over men. This precludes women from serving as pastors over men, which definitely includes preaching to, teaching, and having spiritual authority. There are many “objections” to this view of women in ministry. A common one is that Paul restricts women from teaching because in the first century, women were typically uneducated. However, 1 Timothy 2:11-14 nowhere mentions educational status. If education were a qualification for ministry, the majority of Jesus' disciples would not have been qualified. A second common objection is that Paul only restricted the women of Ephesus from teaching (1 Timothy was written to Timothy, who was the pastor of the church in Ephesus). The city of Ephesus was known for its temple to Artemis, a false Greek/Roman goddess. Women were the authority in the worship of Artemis. However, the book of 1 Timothy nowhere mentions Artemis, nor does Paul mention Artemis worship as a reason for the restrictions in 1 Timothy 2:11-12. A third common objection is that Paul is only referring to husbands and wives, not men and women in general. The Greek words in the passage could refer to husbands and wives; however, the basic meaning of the words refers to men and women. Further, the same Greek words are used in verses 8-10. Are only husbands to lift up holy hands in prayer without anger and disputing (verse 8)? Are only wives to dress modestly, have good deeds, and worship God (verses 9-10)? Of course not. Verses 8-10 clearly refer to all men and women, not only husbands and wives. There is nothing in the context that would indicate a switch to husbands and wives in verses 11-14. Yet another frequent objection to this interpretation of women in ministry is in relation to women who held positions of leadership in the Bible, specifically Miriam, Deborah, and Huldah in the Old Testament. This objection fails to note some significant factors. First, Deborah was the only female judge among 13 male judges. Huldah was the only female prophet among dozens of male prophets mentioned in the Bible. Miriam's only connection to leadership was being the sister of Moses and Aaron. The two most prominent women in the times of the Kings were Athaliah and Jezebel—hardly examples of godly female leadership. Most significantly, though, the authority of women in the Old Testament is not relevant to the issue. The book of 1 Timothy and the other Pastoral Epistles present a new paradigm for the church—the body of Christ—and that paradigm involves the authority structure for the church, not for the nation of Israel or any NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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other Old Testament entity. Similar arguments are made using Priscilla and Phoebe in the New Testament. In Acts 18, Priscilla and Aquila are presented as faithful ministers for Christ. Priscilla's name is mentioned first, perhaps indicating that she was more “prominent” in ministry than her husband. However, Priscilla is nowhere described as participating in a ministry activity that is in contradiction to 1 Timothy 2:11-14. Priscilla and Aquila brought Apollos into their home and they both discipled him, explaining the Word of God to him more accurately (Acts 18:26). In Romans 16:1, even if Phoebe is considered a “deaconess” instead of a “servant,” that does not indicate that Phoebe was a teacher in the church. “Able to teach” is given as a qualification for elders, but not deacons (1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:6-9). Elders/bishops/deacons are described as the “husband of one wife,” “a man whose children believe,” and “men worthy of respect.” Clearly the indication is that these qualifications refer to men. In addition, in 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:6-9, masculine pronouns are used exclusively to refer to elders/bishops/ deacons. The structure of 1 Timothy 2:11-14 makes the “reason” perfectly clear. Verse 13 begins with “for” and gives the “cause” of Paul’s statement in verses 11-12. Why should women not teach or have authority over men? Because “Adam was created first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived.” God created Adam first and then created Eve to be a “helper” for Adam. This order of creation has universal application in the family (Ephesians 5:22-33) and the church. The fact that Eve was deceived is also given as a reason for women not serving as pastors or having spiritual authority over men. This leads some to believe that women should not teach because they are more easily deceived. That concept is debatable, but if women are more easily deceived, why should they be allowed to teach children (who are easily deceived) and other women (who are supposedly more easily deceived)? That is not what the text says. Women are not to teach men or have spiritual authority over men because Eve was deceived. As a result, God has given men the primary teaching authority in the church. Many women excel in gifts of hospitality, mercy, teaching, evangelism, and helps. Much of the ministry of the local church depends on women. Women in the church are not restricted from public praying or prophesying (1 Corinthians 11:5), only from having spiritual teaching authority over men. The Bible nowhere restricts women from exercising the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12). Women, just as much as men, are called to minister to others, to demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), and to proclaim the gospel to the lost (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 3:15). God has ordained that only men are to serve in positions of spiritual teaching authority in the church. This is not because men are necessarily better teachers, or because women are inferior or less intelligent (which is not the case). It is simply the way God designed the church to function. Men are to set the example in spiritual leadership—in their lives and through their words. Women are to take a less authoritative role. Women are encouraged to teach other women (Titus 2:3-5). The Bible also does not restrict women from teaching children. The only activity women are restricted from is teaching or having spiritual authority over men. This logically would preclude women from serving as pastors to men. This does not make women less important, by any means, but rather gives them a ministry focus more in agreement with God’s plan and His gifting of them.

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NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION TO OFFER FREE SCREENINGS AT BETHANY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, WESTBURY, NEW YORK Bethany Celebrates Annual Health Day on Saturday, August 24, 2013 Westbury, NY -- The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) will conduct free health screenings for people at increased risk for kidney disease on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Bethany Seventh-day Adventist Church, 962 Prospect Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590 from 10am to 2:30pm. The NKF’s Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) is designed to identify and educate people who are at risk for kidney disease. People with diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney disease should take advantage of this free screening. KEEP is a comprehensive kidney screening program which is offered FREE to all participants. KEEP screening participants will have their weight and blood pressure checked. Physicians, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners from the Bethany Health Ministry and North Shore- LIJ Health System will be present at the screening to review participants’ results. Additional lab results will be sent to participants 4 to 6 weeks after the screening. Participants can also choose to have their results sent directly to their doctor. Those with abnormal lab results are encouraged to followup with their primary care doctor or health clinic. Within three months of the screening, participants will receive a follow-up contact to determine if the participant visited a physician as recommended. “A kidney screening can determine if medical intervention is necessary. And, getting medical attention at the right time can often postpone the onset of kidney disease or kidney failure. Most importantly, early detection can save your life!” said Wisly G. Augustin, MD, Leader of Bethany’s Health Ministry. “We encourage everyone in our community to get a FREE kidney screening.” According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and most don’t even know it. Millions more are at risk. The bone marrow drive, designed to increase matches for minorities, will require a cheek swab. The results will be added to a national registry. THE NKF says, it is crucial to conduct bone marrow drives because only 29 percent of minorities who need a bone marrow transplant find a match. The screenings are being held as part of Bethany’s Annual Health Day, which will include a church service at 11am. “We look forward to having our neighbors and friends fellowship with us and take advantage of this free kidney evaluation,” said Jaime M. Kowlessar, Bethany’s Pastor. To register for the KEEP and the bone marrow drive or to learn more, contact the National Kidney Foundation at 212889-2210, ext. 236 or kidney.org/KEEPhealthy. Walk-ins are welcome, but prior registration is encouraged. To get screened, you must be 18 years of age or over.

News from the LI Council of Churches SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED We have some school supplies in our Freeport Emergency Food Center but we are seeking school supplies for our clients who cannot afford to buy them for their children—and many schools require parents to furnish nearly all the supplies needed in classrooms. Do you have any extra of these in your home or office that you could donate? book bags composition books spiral notebooks loose-leaf paper binders rulers glue/glue sticks crayons/highlighters/markers pencils and erasers pencil cases calculators folders

erhead (407 Osborne Avenue at Lincoln, 631-727-2210). We’re open MondayFriday, 9:00 to 4:30 in Riverhead & Hempstead and 10 to 4 in Freeport—please call if you plan to come earlier or later. Thanks!

NEEDED IN OUR PANTRIES THIS WEEK: EMPTY BABY FOOD JARS Like many food pantries, those operated by the LICC always need donations of baby food, infant formula, and diapers. One local church found a great way to keep this need on people’s minds. They collected empty baby food jars, put a label on them that said something like, “Spare Change for Kids” and asked the congregation with pennies or other loose change to pay for food for children in need. We would love to do this at the LICC. If you know anyone with young children, could you ask them to save the empty jars for us? And, of course, we’d love to have unused formula, baby food, and diapers that their children no longer need, too. This might make a great project for your Sunday School, daycare program, or Scout troop-(maybe even an Eagle project. At our Freeport Emergency Food Center, we have fed more than 1000 more people this year than we did in the same period in 2012—particularly more children. Donations always slow down during the summer months, when many of our regular supporters are away on vacation. If you have been collecting food or shopping bags for us, this would be a great time to donate them. Donations of food, personal care items, small household goods, and shopping bags can be dropped off in Freeport (450 N. Main Street, 516-868-498O9), Hempstead (in Christ’s 1st Presbyterian Church, 516-565-0290), and Riverhead (407 Osborne Avenue at Lincoln, 631-727-2210). Donations of summer clothing are welcome, too. We’re open Monday-Friday, 9:00 to 4:30 in Riverhead & Hempstead and 10 to 4 in Freeport—please call if you plan to come earlier or later. And, of course, monetary donations to support our emergency food centers would be greatly appreciated. These should be sent to the LICC at

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The Cedarmore Corporation has provided a safe haven through a variety of programs where Nassau County youth and their families can be educated and empowered to become responsible and productive citizens. On Friday, August 9, 2013, at 5:30 p.m., at 312 Grand Avenue, Freeport, we will have our Young Entrepreneurs Training Program Business Plan Presentation & Awards Ceremony to celebrate 30 young people between the ages of 7—18 who successfully completed our summer programming. Our YETP is directed by Mrs. Barbara Jordan. We would be honored if your schedule permits you to join the festivities. United we can achieve our goal of making our community stronger. Kindly RSVP your attendance at (516) 378-3415 or email yetp@cedarmorecorporation.org. As one of our ardent supporters, we hope you are able to join us on this special occasion. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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BACK TO BOOKS….AND SCHOOL By B.J. Robinson Yes, kids, the first day of school is around the corner! In Hempstead, that means on Tuesday, September 4th, it’s back to the newly washed desks and chairs, the fresh black boards or white boards, the shiny waxed floors…to paper and pens, book bags, rulers, homework and the lessons that will keep us moving along in life. If your school required summer reading assignments, it’s time to go to the Hempstead Public Library or Bestsellers Bookstore on Main Street and check out or purchase those required reading titles. Don’t be surprised to find them not available at the library because other students may have beat your child to the punch. But, usually you will find them at bookstores like Bestsellers or the store will order them and have them arrive in a few days as a courtesy. Or if you are simply too busy to make the trek to a library or bookstore, you can order the books on amazon.com. It’s good to get on the kids case and get them to read these books (even if they are kicking and screaming at the notion) because it eases the overall transition from relaxed summer to school and its inherent requirements, which can only be a good thing for our kids. And sometimes parents can make it fun by reading along with the kids. Some schools require reading assignments to be completed and will give a quiz or required book review on the assigned titles the first week of school…ABGS Middle School asks students to read 30 minutes for 30 days of summer and to hand in an assignment when they return to school. Assignments like this are perhaps a good way to get an easy good grade in English to start off the new year. Even if your child doesn’t have assigned reading, parents can help steer them towards getting back into reading by having them read newspapers such as the Community Journal, the Daily News or Newsday. Also, parents can pick up a book that they think would interest their child or even a comic book. The point is to get them to dip in to reading….start turning a few pages before it’s the real deal in mid September. In the case of young children, parents and children can read together which allows for that special bonding that we all recall with fond memories. Same for newspaper articles. Children can read short articles and discuss what they’ve read with their parents. Great way to teach them about current events. I am always reading something – whether a book or a magazine article, web feature, newspaper, newsletter…I feel like something’s awry if I go too long without reading…I try to pass this passion on to middle school age students but, in the days of texting, video games, facebook, youtube, that’s no small challenge. At a workshop I attended once, the workshop leader advised getting the children to start going to bed a little earlier a few weeks before school starts so the routine in September will go a little smoother. She also advised cutting back now on the video game time and TV time, so it won’t be such a cold turkey shock when school starts and the video game gets put back up on the shelf. I have always found the beginning of school to be an exciting time. Time to make new friends, meet new teachers, make new efforts to be successful academically, get back into team sports or dance or clubs….breath fresh, crisp fall air. Yes, it means goodbye to the hot, mosquito-filled, lazy days of summer, but it means hello Homecoming Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the gifts of Christmas and Kwaanza and the wonder and beauty of the unfolding of a brand new year. Bring on, September 4th! NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

The LICC’s Freeport Emergency Food Center, which is still feeding many Sandy survivors, has a leaky roof that our landlord, Nassau County will not repair. They reimburse only a small part of the work they asked us to do—their payment has decreased over the past three decades as the number of people they ask us to help has increased five-fold--so we cannot afford to spend a lot repair the building in which they have asked us to operate. We are concerned about mold growth in the area between the roof and the drop ceiling. Do you know anyone who has developed expertise in mold detection and treatment in the wake of Sandy who might take a look at our ceiling? If so, please contact Wally Merna at liccfreeport@optonline.net or 516868-4989. Previously Posted KNOW ANYONE WHO NEEDS LUNCH? We are receiving extra summer program lunches at our Hempstead office nearly every day. Do you know any family with children who would like some? Send them our way. They can come any day Monday through Friday, 1:00 to 4:00. We’re located on the second floor of Christ’s First Presbyterian Church, on the village green in the middle of Hempstead, opposite the library. SUFFOLK COUNTY NATIONAL BANK FOOD DRIVE THIS SUMMER Donations to emergency food pantries such as those operated by the LICC often decline during the summer—and the number of people seeking help often soars with school out, no funds anywhere for Emergency Food & Shelter Program assistance, etc. Suffolk County National Bank is doing a great thing for one of the regional food banks that provides essential support to food ministries such as ours. The bank is conducting a food drive all summer long to support Long Island Cares, Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Food drive collection boxes are located in all 32 branches of Suffolk County National Bank in Suffolk to accept donations of non-perishable food. To learn more about the great work done by our regions two major food banks, click here or visit “SHARE THE HARVEST” WEBSITE NOW LIVE This year’s “SHARE THE HARVEST: HELPING NEIGHBORS IN NEED” event will raise funds to support the LICC’s Emergency Food Centers and to help us alleviate the causes of hunger on Long Island. The event will take place on Thursday, October 3, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the Crest Hollow Country Club located at 8325 Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury. This year’s theme is “Responding to Hunger and Its Causes.” Save this date for an evening of delicious cuisine, live music, and silent and live auctions. For more information, click here or visit www.liccharvest.com HAVE A BED OR SOFA TO DONATE? We have been receiving many requests in Riverhead for beds, sofas, and sofabeds. We do not have room to store these in our small building in Riverhead, but we have a wish-list to match those who have spare furniture with those who need it. If you have beds or sofas or other furniture on the East End that you would be willing to donate, please email liccriverhead@optonline.net or call 631-727-2210. We maintain a similar list in Nassau—if you have something to offer, please contact Yolanda Murray at liccmurray@yahoo.com or 516-565-0290. Thanks! HAVE A VAN TO DONATE? WANT TO HELP US BUY ONE? The van at our Riverhead pantry is also nearing the end of its life. Do you have one you might be willing to donate? Or can you help with occasionally picking up food donations and schlepping them to Riverhead? Or Freeport or Hempstead? Of course, it would be even better to have a new van. Want to contribute toward this? Please click here or visit http://www.liccdonate.org/collections/gmc-cargo-van To read Don Metznik’s blog about how essential a vehicle is in feeding our neighbors in need, click here. Or send a check to the LICC at 1644 Denton Green, Hempstead, NY 11550 or call 516-565-0290 to charge a donation to your credit card. Donations of either cash or a vehicle are tax-deductible. OUR BUILDINGS, OUR BILLS, OUR MINISTRIES Our Fall Convocation will explore how to use our facilities to help individuals and families in our communities—and how to find new partners to pay for the maintenance of these buildings. The Convocation will be Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9:30 at 1st Baptist Church of Riverhead. This program helps congregations to use their facilities in ministry in their communities, tell their neighbors how they are doing this, and find new support for maintaining their buildingds. If you did not already give us your feedback at the Annual Meeting and would like to indicate your interest in this program, please fill out the form below and email it back to tomgoodhue@optonline.net or fax it to 516-5650290 or snail-mail it to LICC, 1644 Denton Green, Hempstead, NY 11550. Thanks!

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BETHEA ON NATIONAL LEAGUE COMMENTARY FOR THE CHEAP SEATS

Hello Sports Fans, in NBA news the Miami Heat has potentially enhanced their talented roster by signing center Greg Oden, who hasn’t played a full season of basketball since his college days at Ohio State. In 2007 Oden was the number one pick over all, and in case you need to be reminded, Kevin Durant was second. Both were recognized as future stars in the NBA with Durant reaching superstar status and improving his skills each year. Oden however, has allowed injuries to stall his career and many sports fans are curious to see if his skills are deserving of the number one pick. In 1984 a similar scenario occurred involving NBA great Michael Jordan, and Sam Bowie, which drafted Bowie number two and Jordan three (Hakeem Olajuwon #1). Injuries plagued Bowie’s first few years with the Portland Trailblazers and many sports fans felt the 7ft 1in center was a bust, but it’s important to note that the often-injured Bowie ultimately played well when healthy and had a decent career. Michael Jordan however has earned the best ever label in the history of the game, which allows sports enthusiast to compare the short but brilliant career of Durant and often-injured Oden to the top picks of 1984. The general consensus in basketball is you can’t teach height, which explains the interest in the 7ft 1in Oden that the Heat has signed. In last year’s playoffs (2012/2013) the Chicago Bulls showed inside the paint power that overwhelmed the Heat, and in the Eastern Conference Finals the Indiana Pacers showcased a paint presence that powered their way to a game 7 that the Heat ultimately conNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

trolled and won. The general manager of the Heat Pat Riley recognized the need for a big strong inside the paint presence and Oden fits the position on paper. There are so many unknowns about Oden’s game, however Heat fans have to be happy about the potential he brings to the team and skeptical about his durability. The Heat may be the perfect fit for Oden because he can develop specific skills without the worry of carrying the team on his back alone. The big man can be a role player on a team with a proven formula and provide the muchneeded muscle to rebound and defend against Eastern Conference rivals such as Roy Hibbert from Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls Joakim Noah, and Knick center Tyson Chandler. The Heat can prosper with the unproven big man if they allow him to develop a signature inside the paint move similar to the great Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s sky-hook. Most young centers today have become outside shooters, which was a gift from the NBA in drafting European big guys who play outside the paint with terrific success. The NBA in the past was a “Man to Man” defensive league and the implementation of the “Zone Defense” has assured an opportunity for the big man or center position to become a jump shooter. The big guys in the NBA today are enjoying more success facing the basket shooting jump shots than past true centers playing the post-up game. Oden is an old style player who can be most effective playing in the paint basketball on offense and defense and if he remains healthy the Heat management has just made their future even brighter. PAGE 38


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Alex Rodriguez joins Barry Bonds in baseball’s cellar It has been non-stop Alex Rodriguez drama the last two weeks. Questions around when he would be suspended for the use of performance enhancing drugs, what exactly he did, whether he’d be banned for life, and his ongoing public spat with the New York Yankees have made for neverending headlines. Yesterday finally brought some actual, concrete news, as A-Rod was suspended through the 2014 season. He’ll appeal, and he was in the Yankees’ starting lineup last night. Rodriguez was once revered. The heir apparent to great sluggers like Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Willie Mays, Rodriguez was supposed to break every power record in the books. He was also following Barry Bonds, who before Rodriguez, was the best hitter on the planet. Bonds currently holds all the legendary hitting records; but those same records that defined baseball don’t mean much to fans anymore. Bonds’ legacy is ruined thanks to steroid use. When we talk about great athletes who go from hero to pariah, Bonds is often the cautionary tale. Bonds, by all statistical measures, was the best hitter ever. But thanks to performance enhancers, he has been largely a ghost. He has repeatedly made it known that he wants to be a part of the game and get into coaching. But he has been left out of any baseball talk. He has become a cheat and a punchline. The only time we do hear about Bonds is when stories like A-Rod’s break. We compare A-Rod’s career and legNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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acy to Bonds. Two gifted players who are destined to be remembered in baseball for all of the wrong reasons. Both players didn’t need to use the drugs in the first place. Bonds was one of the game’s best hitters well before the steroid allegations. A-Rod was predicted to be a star since he was a teenager. And both players will have trouble ever being accepted as two of the game’s greats. Baseball isn’t a very forgiving sport – just ask Pete Rose – and the narrative has changed with steroid users. During the steroid era, pitchers and hitters were happy to do anything it took to add speed to their fastballs and punch to their bats. It was impossible to tell who was using and who wasn’t. Now players are calling out their peers who are caught using. Nick Markakis called for more lengthy punishments for offenders. After today’s steroid suspension announcement – which included players like Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta along with A-Rod – Evan Longoria tweeted that it was a “sad day for MLB,” but “a tremendous step in the right direction for the game we love.” In June, baseball’s current homerun leader Chris Davis said that “61 is the real [homerun] record and I think most fans agree with me on that,” which essentially ignores that Bonds is the current record holder. Bonds, and now A-Rod, will never be given the praise and adulation that we all once believed were inevitable and earned. When we think of A-Rod, we think of a cheat. Same with Bonds. Careers they worked so hard for will forever be ignored because of very poor decision-making. The A-Rod circus will continue. Every at-bat will be scrutinized, every New York tabloid headline more scathing then the next. Eventually, we’ll get a resolution to his steroid suspension, and the noise will quiet down for a bit. And after a few days, we’ll stop hearing about Bonds, and he’ll fall out of public consciousness again. That is, until another big hitter gets caught for performance enhancers. PAGE 39


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Martin Dickman, inspector general at the Chicago-based retirement board, said he hoped the result would prevent future fraud but it wasn't a sure thing in light of the "inconceivable" behavior at the LIRR. "I hope it's a deterrent, but greed takes over a lot of times," he said. "They were just pigs." The trial began on July 15. Seven retirees who have pleaded guilty appeared as government witnesses in hopes of earning lenient sentences, and said one or more of the defendants had helped them make up fraudulent claims. Experts testified that 21 percent of Metro-North workers claimed disabilities, compared with the LIRR's 79 percent. The government also produced testimony that Lesniewski admitted "exaggerating" in a 2008 interview with federal agents and had Baran's accountant testify that she had excluded more than $50,000 in cash payments from her consulting business from tax returns until she was visited by the FBI. Prosecutors also showed videos of Rutigliano, an ex-conductor who went out on disability in 2000, golfing. Defense lawyers all claimed retirees who testified had lied to their clients about their physical infirmities, but Baran was the only defendant to testify. Although investigations have found that laxity at the LIRR and retirement board allowed fraud to flourish, Marrero ruled that was irrelevant and barred testimony about it at trial. 'They were all guilty' The LIRR praised the verdict. Jurors leaving court for the most part declined to comment. One who declined to give her name, said they had been in agreement on most issues from the start of deliberations. "We just thought they all were guilty," she said. Lesniewski, convicted of two conspiracy charges and eight counts of health care fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud, faces a maximum of 125 years in prison. Baran, convicted of four conspiracy counts and six fraud charges, faces up to 130 years. Rutigliano, convicted of four conspiracy counts, six fraud counts, and making false statements in a federal filing, faces 175 years. They all declined to comment leaving court. Despite the maximums, defense lawyers said they believed even the government's estimate of 15 years under federal sentencing guidelines was high. The highest sentence handed down so far in the LIRR case was an 8-year prison term Marrero imposed on Dr. Peter Ajemian of Garden City. Altogether, prosecutors have charged 33 doctors, retirees and socalled facilitators. Charges against five retirees are still pending. With Alfonso Castillo and William Murphy NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

MONDAY, AUG. 12TH @ John Jay College (524 W. 59th St.) NYC Keynote Speaker: Carroll A. Thomas, U.S. Small Business Administration Emcee: Sandra Bookman, Co-Anchor ABC TV and Host, “Here & Now” New York, NY - July 30, 2013 - Come learn about how to do business with CUNY and CUCF! The City University of New York (CUNY), and The City University Construction Fund (CUCF) are presenting the fifth annual Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Conference on Monday, August 12, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Themed “Partnering for Opportunities,” the conference will be held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at 524 West 59th Street. Carroll A. Thomas, Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration will be the keynote speaker and Sandra Bookman, Co-Anchor ABC TV and Host, “Here & Now,” will be the Emcee. Participants may register at: www.cunybiz.com. or call 212-726-2859. During the full-day Conference, participants will take part in * Workshops including How to Do Business with The City University of New York and The City University Construction Fund; Overview and Website Navigation; Understanding New York State Contract System; Meet with The City University Construction Fund’s Contractors and Construction Managers; Architects and Engineers; learn about partnering opportunities, and many more. * “Match-Maker” Session, where attendees can meet one-on-one with CUNY colleges, CUCF, and other agencies. * Marketplace of 24 CUNY colleges and affiliated programs, resource centers and professional organizations in construction. Meet representatives who will provide participants with information on procurement opportunities.

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The silent killer of men, and why they won’t find out The numbers are there for all to see. One in six men will have prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer occurs in African-American men 60 percent more often than Caucasian men, and when they are diagnosed, it’s more likely to be in advance stages. African-Americans get screened and tested at the same rate as White Americans — 52 percent — however more black men get the disease. But what about the other 48 percent of African-American males in the prime age group? Why are they avoiding getting screened? Men avoid seeing the doctor “Men don’t get tested if we think we don’t think anything is wrong,” says Larry Green, facilitator of the African-American Prostate Cancer Support Group at Lincoln Community Center in Durham, North Carolina. This poses a challenge, because prostate cancer warning signs are subtle. “Prostate cancer typically doesn’t have any symptoms which is why screening and testing are so important. It is often considered as a silent killer,” says Stanley Frencher Jr. MD, MPH, who is chief resident in urology at Yale University. Sexual identity For some men, there is a reluctance to be screened due to how they view themselves. “Some of the treatment for prostate cancer will impact sexual function, so men avoid treatment,” explains Thomas Farrington, founder and president of the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN), who is also a prostate cancer survivor. As a result, some men have decided to live with the results. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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“Men make a trade off of dealing with the disease versus not feeling like a man,” adds Green. And it doesn’t help that, going through it or survived it, men are very reluctant to talk about prostate cancer. “There is a personal factor involved where men don’t want to hear bad news,” says Frencher. Not expected to care In May 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force has recommended against Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) based screening for Prostate Cancer. This was done to reduce misdiagnosis and overtreatment. However, according to some, it has decreased the public’s awareness of this deadly disease. “The controversy surrounding the accuracy of PSA screenings and Digital Rectal Exams combined with the reluctance of men going to the doctor in the first place has put a lot of men off from seeing the doctor,” says Frencher. Two of the initial screenings done for prostate cancer are PSA and rectal exams. A number of men have felt that a rectal examination — using a doctor’s finger — is too invasive and often avoid it. “A lot of men will get the PSA screen, but they will object to getting the [rectal exam] despite the consequences,” says Green. theGrio: Most common male cancer kills black men more The cost is too high Some men are still unwilling to go through with the surgery. Two of the major side effects are impotence, and incontinence, both of which can be permanent. “[Men] think if they get a diagnosis and have surgery they won’t be a man anymore because they can’t get it up. It doesn’t take many stories to get that fear [of getting screened] out there” explains Green. Furthermore, due to the socioeconomic status, lack of medical insurance plays a role in why they more men aren’t being screened. “African-American and Latino men are less likely to have insurance which means they are less likely to have primary care and less likely to have any type of screening,” says Frencher. Public perception is reality Some African-American men still harbor resentment over how (Continued on page 43)

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Iyanla Vanzant says black women are ‘out of order’ Iyanla Vanzant is making yet another splash with a video that has gone viral due to her special brand of wisdom. Calling black women “out of order,” the self-help guru spoke to web site Madame Noire on her concerns with the mental and emotional wounds black women accept from others — and mutually inflict.

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demeaned, diminished, demoralized in ways that we accommodate. And if we really understood who we are as feminine representations of the creator of the universe, some of the things we experience in life, like crying when the unemployed boo boo leaves us, and we really understood who we are, we wouldn’t be so apt to let other people define us, and confine us. We are out of order!” Black women rendered spiritually sick Vanzant decried the fact that black women allow men and other people to treat them in ways that render them “mentally, emotionally, and spiritually sick.” But, she also called on African-American women to accept responsibility for the fact that, by having children out of wedlock with men who are not ready to be fathers and partners, they are perpetuating a vicious cycle.

Fresh off discussing her OWN special Daddyless Daughters on the Melissa Harris-Perry show, in which she examines the psychological issues of women growing up without fathers, Vanzant made these statements to specifically address the persistent difficulties of African-American women.

“We’re out of order — let me just go right ahead and say it, let me just ask forgiveness now,” she said, “there’s no reason for us to continue to have children with men who don’t honor us and don’t take care of their children. Out of order!”

“We have such a rich culture, as women in this country, descendants of the parent race of humanity,” Vanzant told Madame Noire. “We have such a rich culture, and in that culture, there are roles and purposes, and powers, and we live in a society now where women are commodities, where women are

In addition, Vanzant chided black women who “dishonor, betray, and defile one another.”

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Ida B. Wells: Journalist. Teacher. Anti-Lynching Crusader. Women’s Rights Activist. Civil Rights Pioneer. Ida B. Wells was born into slavery on July 16, 1862, in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She was orphaned at 16 after both of her parents and a younger sibling died from a yellow fever epidemic. In order to support and care for her five remaining siblings, she secured a job as a teacher. She eventually moved to Memphis where she became a leading journalist and civil rights activist. When her newspaper office was destroyed in an angry response to her outspoken writings, Ida B. Wells was exiled from Memphis, and stayed away from the South for over 30 years. In 1893 and 1894, she traveled across the United States and throughout the United Kingdom and Great Britain, passionately writing and speaking out against lynching. She eventually moved to Chicago and married Ferdinand L. Barnett in 1895. The widowed Ferdinand was an attorney and editor of The Conservator, one of Chicago’s Black newspapers. In addition to the two children from his first marriage, he and Ida had four children together. Ida B. Wells-Barnett continued her activism while juggling motherhood and her many civil rights commitments. In 1909, she was one of the founders of the NAACP, although she later had conflicts with its leadership because she was perceived as too “radical.” She also worked with Susan B. Anthony as a leader in the movement for women’s suffrage. In Chicago, Ms. Wells worked with Jane Addams to prevent the establishment of segregated public schools, helped to open Chicago’s first kindergarten for Black children, founded the Negro Fellowship League to assist Black men and boys who were excluded from the YMCA, and started the Alpha Suffrage Club – an organization of Black women who worked to obtain the right to vote. Ida B. Wells-Barnett died on March 25, 1931, at the age of 68, from a brief illness due to kidney failure. She and her husband, Ferdinand L. Barnett, are interred together in Chicago’s Oak Woods Cemetery Statements of Support “The Ida B. Wells Monument is a singular opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge Bronzeville’s history while anticipating its future.” Alderman William D. Burns, 4th Ward “I am writing in support of your efforts and to comment the Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art Committee and the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture for developing a monument that will celebrate Ida B. Wells’ legacy and help increase public awarement of her imONLINE EDITION

portant work. The location of the monument in Chicago’s historic Bronzeville community is of great significance and appreciation to the communities and generational admireres who were impacted by her work…As a female leader of the great state of Illinois I can personally appreciate and support eh commemoration of Ms. Wells’ life, work and writings.” – Kimberly du Buclet, State Representative, 26th District As the written history of America finally, albeit slowly, recognizes the role of African Americans, some names emerge as giants from the shadows. One of those is certainly Ida B. Wells, America’s premier anti-lynching campaigner. Born into slavery, she was destined to be one who would help shape post Civil War America as an investigative journalist, newspaper editor and publisher, and leader of the emerging women’s and civil rights movements. We here in Chicago are proud to claim her as our own for the many years of leadership she provided our city. I was delighted to learn of plans for a (Continued on page 5)

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monument to her life and work here in the place she called home for so many years and trust that the project will soon become a reality. – Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL 7th District) It is without hesitation that I offer my support for the Ida B. Wells Monument. Sadly, much of the history of Bronzeville is not celebrated as it should be. It is important that people who live or visit our community know about the many contributions some of its residents have made towards social justice…She used her many talents to address inequality wherever she saw it even in the face of threats against her….As residents and tourists alike visit the monument, they will undoubtedly be moved by the courageous dedication exhibited by Ms. Wells and gain a greater appreciation for the historical significance of Bronzeville. I see this as an opportunity to generate community pride while inspiring others to pursue the type of important work that was carried out by Ida B. Wells. - Alderman Pat Dowell, 3rd Ward “It is with hope and pride that I support the movement for an Ida B. Wells Monument in Oakwood Shores. As a journalist and social activist, Wells was a strong voice against racism and sexism. Her advocacy paved the way for generations of African-Americans who followed her, and she should be commemorated with a monument that will invite future generations to learn about her contributions.” – Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul, 13th District “At a time when women were seen and not heard, Ida B. Wells was a voice for those who had none. Even today her legacy lives on, and she continues to be a role model for young women. Her advocacy for equality for women and African Americans should inspire us all to speak out against injustice.” – Lt. Governor Sheila Simon

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The Monument A monumental sculpture accompanied by supportive art pieces will be located in a park-like setting on the Langley Boulevard median, just south of 37th Street in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The Langley Boulevard median lies at the heart of the Oakwood Shores community, on the former site of the Ida B. Wells public housing development. The plaza where the Ida B. Wells monument will be erected. The Ida B. Wells Commemorative Art Committee has commissioned the creation of a sculptured monument that will honor the life and times of the historic Ida B. Wells. The sculpture will be created by Richard Hunt, a Chicago native and world-renowned artist. The abstract sculpture capturing the artist’s vision of Ida B. Wells and her legacy will be at least 20 feet tall, and will have a large base upon which an image of Ida B. Wells and excerpts of her writings will be engraved. Upon completion, this monument will be donated to the City of Chicago’s Public Art Collection. As a second phase of the project, smaller, interactive art pieces will be commissioned to allow the public to experience the work of Ida B. Wells in a reflective manner. While a precise description of the project awaits the artist’s conception, additional elements may include a timeline of key events related to Ms. Wells’ causes and accomplishments, occasional seating along the pathway in the Langley median, or boulevard signposts or similar features with a historical narrative and illustrations.

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Spike Lee casts first lead in Kickstarter movie project Spike Lee has revealed the lead actress in his latest Kickstarter-funded movie project.

THE WIGGLES! “TAKING OFF!” WORLD TOUR VISITS THE NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH AT 6:30PM **The Number One Children’s Entertainment Group Introduces a New Cast Including the First-Ever Female** TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 17TH AT 10AM/ PRE-SALE DATE TUESDAY, MAY 14TH AT 10AM

(New York, NY—May 8, 2013) After 21 years of entertaining children around the globe, The Wiggles will introduce three new cast members including the first-ever female member, Emma Watkins as the Yellow Wiggle. Founding member Anthony Field, knows as the Blue Wiggle, rounds out this vibrant group with Simon Pryce (Red Wiggle) and Lachlan Gillespie (Purple Wiggle). The “Taking Off!” worldwide tour will crisscross North America, hitting over thirty-five major cities between August and October in support of their new album of the same name (available May 7th on Razor & Tie). The Taking Off! DVD is slated for release later this summer, and a new television series will debut on Sprout in the fall. For a complete list of tour dates please see the schedule below or go to www.thewiggles.com. Always educational and entertaining, The Wiggles will be joined onstage by Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus for an extra wiggly good time. This marks the first time that North American audiences will get to meet the new line-up and hear new music, as well as sing along to their favorite hits which are all incorporated into their live show. Taking Off! features 21 new feet-stomping songs including the catchy soon-to-be favorite, “Do The Propeller!” as well as "Beep! Beep! Buckle Up!” "Emma (with the Bow in Her Hair)" and classics such as “Rock-A-Bye Your Bear” and “Get Ready to Wiggle.” ONLINE EDITION

Zaraah Abrahams, a black British actor who came across Lee’s radar after he watched her co-star in a film produced by one of his students, has won the part. He made the announcement on his Kickstarter page and gave more information on the first performer he has cast in his latest venture. He wrote: I first saw Zaraah in BLACK GIRL IN PARIS, this is a [sic] NYU GRAD Thesis Film Directed by Kiandra Parks, a Student of mine. I remember Kiandra screening a rough cut of her film in my NYU Office, as I watched I kept being drawn to the Co-Star, she was dominating this 20 Minute Film. After the screening was done I told Kiandra that “She had a very good film” and “Who is the Co-Star? What is her name? Where did she come from? How did you find her? How come she is the Co-Star and not the lead? I need to get in touch with her.” I tracked her down and Zarrah is even better than I thought. If I know anything, I know Young Talent. These are Individuals who have that special something, a true gift from God and they only need the platform, the vehicle to “SHOW DA WORLD” what they got. 40 Acres and A Mule over the years has been that platform in front and BEHIND THE CAMERA Too. I’m excited about Zaraah helping me achieve my unique vision of ADDICTION, BLOOD and SEX, A NEW KINDA LOVESTORY. Love Kayos Hate Everytime. Join us in this MOVEMENT. BE A PART OF HISTORY. BET ON DA MULE. Click on http:// bit.ly/newspikeleefilm. Lee launched a campaign on the fundraising site Kickstarter to raise money for his next film over two weeks ago. Since then, people have already pledged over $680,000 — surpassing the half-way mark of it’s ultimate goal of $1,250,000. Lee has also received endorsements from notable stars like Matthew McConaughey – who made a YouTube video showing his support for the project — and Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderbergh, who donated $10,000 to the campaign. Few details have been given about the film, but Lee writes that it could revolve around “human beings who are addicted to blood.” He says it’s “funny, sexy and bloody (and it’s not ‘Blacula’).” The venture is referred to as “The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint.”

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black women so often, in her opinion, are their worst enemies. “Sleep with your sister’s husband! What? Pluck your eye out right now,” she said of one example of what to her is a prevalent trend. Strong reactions, from both sides This video has circulated widely, resulting in strong reactions in the online sphere. “The thing about all this is,” said one user on Madame Noire, ‘[w]e can’t control what other black women do. We are individuals. What other black women do is on them. I only represent myself. ‘Sisterhood’ is dead. These chicks will jump over their mama to get to a man. I don’t even bother with having ‘friendships’ with black chicks anymore. Too much emotional drama. I don’t have time.” Yet, other users agree with Vanzant’s message. “I so agree,” said another person on Madame Noire, “there are many [black] women that are out of order!!!!!! I’m a black [woman] and in my personal life from co-workers, to friends to family the things black women have allowed to happen. How we will justify someone mistreating us and not honoring us is SAD!!!!” The past sheds light on the present Vanzant looked to the ghosts of the past to explain these patterns, which may still be haunting black women in their lingering negative attitudes and behaviors, in addition to the bad behaviors many black women consider acceptable. She spoke of black women previously being the “work horses” and “sexual slaves” of American society, and how vestiges of those histories may be influencing the negativity that persists. The host of OWN’s hit series Iyanla: Fix My Life believes that black women need to engage in inner study, and revamp what it means for them to be a manifestation of the feminine aspect of the divine. This could lead to an evolution in how black women see themselves and treat each other, in addition to encouraging an expanded view of what is possible in life. Vanzant said that problems of selfesteem, respect for other women, and female empowerment are critical now for all women, but more serious for women of color. “So, we’re out of order, because we’ve allowed too many things to… influence how we see ourselves, how we treat ourselves, what we expect from ourselves, what we expect for ourselves.” ONLINE EDITION

Oprah on Paula Deen n-word scandal: ‘Millions of people’ have used that word Oprah Winfrey is opening up about the Paula Deen N-word controversy. Following the embattled Southern chef’s public fall from grace, the media mogul sat down with E! News Monday at the NYC junket for Lee Daniel’s The Butler and shared her thoughts on the criticism the former Food Network star received after admitting to past use of the racial slur. “I think that Paula Deen represented, you know, millions of people who have used the word,” the media mogul exclusively told E! News when asked if she believed the backlash was fair. May, the celebrity chef’s reputation was irreparably damaged after she admitted in a video deposition to using the N-word as part of a $1.2 million lawsuit filed against her by a former employee. The controversial confession caused a number of sponsors— including the Food Network, Smithfield Foods, Sears, Caesars Entertainment Corporation and JCPenney, to name a few—to sever their ties with the 66-year-old chef. “Unfortunately, she is a public figure,” Winfrey continued. “And whatever the situation was with the hearing that she had, or had said it and then went on TV and said she had only said it one time, but Paula Deen, I thought, represented a whole lot of people. And I think for the big issue to be made about Paula Deen was what the media does.”

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ment at the historic Bellmore Movies from July 17 – 25, 2013.  Showing 146 films  from around the world, LIIFE will showcase movies from 18 countries with 36 of  the films having Long Island ties and 35 more hailing from New York in general.       “Nassau County has always been a supporter of independent and studio films,  and it’s our pleasure to bring this type of entertainment and cultural opportunity  to our constituents,” states Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano.  “LIIFE  also provides an opportunity for filmmakers to come and see the types of filming  locations Nassau County has to offer whether it be our  beaches, mansions, suburban areas and, of course, Gold  Coast Studios and Grumman Studios, which are all NYS ap‐ proved movie studios which qualify for the much sought after  30% tax credit.”       “What makes LIIFE such an important film festival,” states  Nassau County Film Office Director, Debra Markowitz, “is not  only that we bring rare short and feature‐length independent  films to the public, but that LIIFE has fostered a growing film  community.  Filmmakers from around the world apply and  return year after year meeting old friends and finding new  contacts to work with.  From local to foreign filmmaker, cast‐ ing director to actor, producer to director and so on, many  lasting connections are made every year.”        “What’s different is that we actually have three Westerns  at this year’s LIIFE,” states Markowitz.  “We also have a horror  block on Saturday, July 20 at 9:15 p.m.  That’s becoming a  yearly standard.”       The festival begins with a traditional film festival warm‐up  on Wednesday, July 17, and kicks into high gear on Friday, July  19 with the opening night feature, Wet Behind the Ears, by  past LIIFE winner Sloan Copeland. The late Friday block is an‐ chored by Fred Carpenter’s Send No Flowers starring Sean  Young, Tony LoBianco, Robert Clohessy and Gianni Russo.         Besides the USA, this year’s films come from France, Bel‐ gium, Israel, the Netherlands, Italy, South Korea, Sweden, Po‐ land, Serbia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzer‐ land, Australia, Africa and Canada.       LIIFE also has panels on scriptwriting, film distribution and  financing, a filmmakers breakfast panel, and an opening night  reception.       The closing night party and awards ceremony celebration  complete with a buffet, celebrities, winners clips and film‐ makers from all over the world will be held on Thursday, July  25.  This year’s honorees include William Sadler (Iron Man 3)  and Ally Sheedy (Breakfast Club).  Presenters include Federico  Castellucio (The Sopranos) and Robert Clohessy (Blue Bloods)  with more signing on daily.  Celebrities appear schedule per‐ mitting, and the line‐up could change before the festivities.       For more information on the 16th Annual Long Island Inter‐ national Film Expo, go to www.longislandfilm.com, e‐mail  debfilm@aol.com or call 516 571‐3168.  ONLINE EDITION

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

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‘The Book of Negroes’: Controversial novel turned into a BET miniseries BET Networks is turning the controversial novel The Book of Negroes into a miniseries. The 2007 novel, written by Canadian author Lawrence Hill, is being adapted for TV by Conquering Lion Pictures and Out of African Entertainment, according The Hollywood Reporter. The story centers on Aminata Diallo, an African woman who is taken by slave traders from West Africa to South Carolina. It follows her through the American Revolution in New York, the isolated refuge of Nova Scotia and the jungles of Sierra Leone, before she ultimately secures her freedom in England in the early 1800s. “We are excited to partner with Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment and Entertainment One on this historic project and to bring the acclaimed Book of Negroes to life for the BET audience,” said Loretha Jones, president of original programming at BET Networks. Production on The Book of Negroes will start in South Africa in the fall. The novel was initially published in the Canadian and U.K. markets with its original title, The Book of Negroes, but due to historical sensitivity the title was changed to Somebody Know My Name when published in the U.S. Somebody Know My Name was included amongst Oprah’s top summer reads for 2010 in O Magazine. In 2011 Hill’s book sparked heated debates abroad. A Dutch group torched the cover of The Book of Negroes as a protest against the novel’s title. The group, known as the Foundation to Honor and Restore Victims of Slavery in Surinam, vowed to burn copies of the book in an Amsterdam park unless its name was changed. Hill’s novel is based on the historical document “The Book of Negroes,” which was created by British naval officers in 1783, near the end of the American revolutionary war. It was a list of 3,000 African-American slaves who were considered British loyalists and hoped to escape from New York to Canada, and thus to freedom. The British insisted that only those who were listed in “The Book of Negroes” could travel, and created a ledger to name, and seemingly describe, each person. Canadian film maker Clement Virgo is said to be on-board to direct The Book of Negroes. The Book of Negroes will air stateside on BET and on CBC in Canada.

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To Whom Much Is Given– Cinematic Book Trailer-2013 Published on Dec 24, 2012 Cecilia T. Capers' first novel "To Whom Much Is Given" is set for 2013 publishing by Red Ibis. This is the official cinematic book trailer filmed by Saint-Victor Productions. The trailer stars Lawrence Saint-Victor, Toni RobisonMay, John Thomassen, Tatianna Mott, and Cecilia T. Capers. Directed by Lawrence SaintVictor. Cinematography by Jay Espinal. Produced by Tone at The Top Media Inc. and Red Ibis. Book photography and cover design by Charles W. Winslow. Filmed in New York City. See behind-the-scenes footage by 6 Chamber Productions in the Red Ibis "To Whom Much Is Given" Novel playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_embedded&v=eRM2CpqPHs ONLINE EDITION

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Kevin Hart sentenced to 3 years probation for DUI charge Kevin Hart was sentenced to three years probation on Monday after he plead no contest for driving under the influence — a charge he received in April. According to CBS news, the actor and comedian was also fined $390 and ordered to complete a three-month-long alcohol education program. The 33-year-old was charged with a DUI in Los Angeles after he was reportedly seen driving at speeds as high as 90 mph on the Venture Freeway on April 14th. Hart was jailed for several hours after failing sobriety tests but was later released on a $5,000 bond. ONLINE EDITION

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Lindsay Lohan on ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ The OWN network has released the first look at Oprah’s highly-anticipated interview with actress Lindsay Lohan on Oprah’s Next Chapter. The troubled starlet recently finished a stint in courtorder rehab on July 30 and is promoting her upcoming film The Canyons. Lohan, 27, made headlines last November when she pulled out of a scheduled interview with Barbara Walters for 20/20. While Walters was disappointed, the actress appeared on The Tonight Show explaining that the “timing wasn’t right right now.” “I love her. I’m a big fan of Barbara Walters. I met her when I was very young. And so, when it’s right, she knows she’ll be the first person I sit down with.”

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It seems Oprah will be her first serious sit-down, and the interview will serve as the start of a Lindsay Lohan docuseries that will premiere on Oprah’s OWN Network in 2014. The new interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter is set to air on Sunday, August 18 at 9/8c.

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CHEECH & CHONG, TOWER OF POWER & WAR TOGETHER ON ONE BIG SHOW! AT THE NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY – AUGUST 14 Westbury, NY – Live Nation is pleased to present the comedy of Cheech combined with the high energy music of Tower of Power and War at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Wednesday, August 14th at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.50 - $49.50 plus applicable service charges and are available now online at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Westbury box office. Event, date and time are subject to change. For more information, visit: www.thetheatreatwestbury.com. Successful beyond their wildest dreams, the iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s phenomenal success began on the stand up comedy circuit which led to 9 hit comedy albums and 8 hit films, breaking box office records, shattering comedy album sales, garnering multiple Grammy nominations and mesmerizing fans for more than a decade. With nine albums released from 1972 through 1985, Cheech and Chong were nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album with their third album, Los Cochinos, released in 1973. Big Bambu, their second album, was the biggest selling comedy record of all time in 1972 and remained so for many years. Their stunningly successful comedy streak transitioned to film in 1978 with their first movie, “Up In Smoke,” the highest grossing comedy of 1978, topping $100 million at the box office. Cheech and Chong co-wrote and starred in a total of eight feature films together, all directed by Chong. Tower of Power’s musical odyssey actually began in 1968 when Emilio Castillo met Stephen "Doc" Kupka in July of that year. When Doc auditioned during a band rehearsal at Emilio's house, Emilio's father called him into the kitchen and offered the following advice: "Hire that guy, he's got something." Doc and his signature baritone sax sound were now in the band, and on August 13, 1968, Tower of Power, as we know them today, began playing gigs, and soon became very well known in the area. Tower celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2008 at a very special reunion show at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. In addition to the ten current members of the band, another 20 musicians and vocalists that at one time held a position with the band appeared with them. The show was filmed and is available on DVD. Of the ten current members, Emilio Castillo, Rocco Prestia, Stephen Kupka, and David Garibaldi are four of the band’s founding members. Their dedication to the music, their creative writing, and their original vision still guides Tower of Power. 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees, War, will also be joining the lineup. Current members include Stanley Behrens, Francisco “Pancho” Tomaselli, Stuart Ziff, Marcos Reyes, David Urquidi, Sal Rodriquez, and founding member, Leroy “Lonnie” Jordan. They will perform hits such as “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Low Rider,” “Cisco Kid,” “Summer,” and “All Day Music.” About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors ONLINE EDITION

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2014-MODEL LONG ISLAND AUTO SHOW OFFERS ATTENDEES NEW RIDES, TEST DRIVES AND FREE ADMISSION OCTOBER 18-20 WHAT:

The 2014-model Long Island Auto Show rolls into the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum with more than 150 of the latest cars, trucks, crossovers and more. Whether a car buff, just browsing or in the market for a new vehicle, showgoers are invited to check out the newest rides, experience the latest in-car technology and even test drive several new models right at the show. WHEN: Friday, October 18 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, October 19 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday, October 20 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. WHERE: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 1255 Hempstead Turnpike Uniondale, NY 11553 WHO: Representatives from participating automotive manufacturers will be at the show to answer questions and provide information on the latest vehicles. The Long Island Auto Show is presented and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows, the nation’s largest auto show producer. TICKETS: Admission is FREE all show days for all attendees. WEBSITE: www.AutoShowLongIsland.com GET SOCIAL: Facebook: www.facebook.com/LIAutoShow Twitter: @LIAutoShow #LIAutoShow Instagram: http://instagram.com/ motortrendautoshows#

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Issa Rae slated to co-write a comedy series for HBO Issa Rae, the Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl web-series creator, is now bringing the awkward character to television. Rae is teaming up with Bernie Mac Show creator Larry Wilmore to cowrite a comedy series for HBO, in which she will play the lead role. The HBO show parallels the theme of Issa Rae’s web-series, and is centered around the humor found in the awkward everyday experiences of a young African-American woman. “I came up with the series from my own interaction with people. It’s really an exaggerated version of me.” Rae told theGrio. “I thought it would be funny to portray awkward situations on screen that we all go through.” Rae describes herself as awkward and said that she created the web-series because she did not see herself in the characters that were currently on television. According to Deadline, Rae and Wilmore will co-write the show as well as taking on executive producer roles. Wilmore will serve as the lead executive producer in conjunction with 3 Arts EnterONLINE EDITION

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tainment production company, which will manage Wilmore and Rae throughout their work on the comedy show. Rae will take a co-executive producer position in addition to her writing and oncamera responsibilities. This is the second television project that Rae has been able to bring to television, she worked with ABC’s Scandal writer Shonda Rhimes to create I Hate L.A. Dudes on ABC. Issa Rae has been busy outside of work on her web series, and that work was recognized when she graced Forbes‘ “30 Under 30″ list. Earlier this summer it was announced that the web star was cast to play Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic of Lorraine Hansberry, author of A Raisin in the Sun. Rae is also writing a memoir to be published by HarperCollins. Co-writer Larry Wilmore has had his fair share of successes as well. He makes humorous contributions to The Daily Show and has written and produced for shows like In Living Color, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Jamie Foxx Show, and Sister Sister.

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Lee Daniels wanted President Barack Obama to star in ‘The Butler’ Director Lee Daniels is best known for bringing Monster’s Ball, and Precious, to this big screen. But the Oscar nominee will soon be recognized as the man who assembled an all-star cast of Hollywood A-listers for his historical drama Lee Daniels’ The Butler. The Paperboy director assembled a stellar cast including Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Mariah Carey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, John Cusack, Terrence Howard and Vanessa Redgrave. The Butler gives audiences a fictional glimpse into White House during several presidential administrations including that of Lyndon B. Johnson, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Regan, and President Barack Obama. Click here to watch Oprah talk about her role as Gloria Gaines in ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ During an interview with Chris Witherspoon, Daniels revealed that the only person he was unable to cast in The Butler, was President Barack Obama. “Obama,” Daniels exclaimed when asked if there is anyone that he wanted to take part in the film but was unable to get on board. Daniels said he wanted President Obama to play himself in the film. “I was too afraid to ask him,” he confessed “I think that he was in the middle of something called the election. It would have been weird if I had somebody playing Obama. I couldn’t have anybody playing Obama but Obama.” The Butler hits theaters nationwide August 16th.

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Her distinctive sultry vocal blend of R&B, POP, Jazz and Gospel became an instantaneous international sensation when she came forth with her first solo recording in 1992. Today, with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide and six Grammy Awards, Toni Braxton is recognized as one of the most outstanding voices of this generation. Born a preacher’s child and raised in a strict religious househol d, Braxton’s first professional experience was singing in the church choir. She went on to perform in a group with her four sisters (Traci, Trina, Towanda and Tamar) that was signed to Arista Records. Her talent was recognized by Antonio L.A. Reid and Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and soon her solo recording career was launched. Her music first came to widespread popularity on the soundtrack of the Eddie Murphy film “Boomerang.” The resulting Toni Braxton alONLINE EDITION

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bum sold ten million copies worldwide, spawning the classics “Another Sad Love Song” and “Breathe Again.” The album also resulted in her first two Grammys in 1993 as Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Another Sad Love Long” and another Grammy in the same category in 1994 for “Breathe Again.” In 1997 she garnered Grammys in Best R&B and Best Pop Female Vocal Performance categories.

The acclaim for her second album Secrets continued her mega success, selling over thirteen million copies in the US and abroad following its July 1996 release. “You’re Makin’ Me High” became her first across-the-board #1 pop and R&B hit single and garnered another Grammy for R&B vocal performance. Release of “Unbreak My Heart” followed in the fall of 1996 and was recognized with the coveted Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. It has become her signature song, and ranks as the second top-selling single of all time by a female artist. The next album, The Heat, sold 2 million copies and brought her another million-selling single and best R&B Grammy with “He Wasn’t Man Enough.” Toni Braxton had successful runs on Broadway starring in “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aida.” In 2006, she headlined her own show, “Toni Braxton Revealed” at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. The show which ran through April 2008, was a smash, but in the middle of the extended run she was diagONLINE EDITION

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nosed with micro vascular angina causing her to cancel the remaining dates. After a recovery period, she took time in 2008 to fulfill her big dream of appearing on the top-rated television series “Dancing with the Stars.” Today, Braxton balances the demands of her career with the high priorities of family, health and public service as she raises her two sons Denim and Diezel. Regarding her youngest child’s autism, Braxton is giving a message of hope that wasn’t quite the case for her a few years ago. “Today, Diezel is talking and attending a mainstream school. He still needs occupational therapy, but he is a wonderful example of what can happen with early detection and intervention.” In addition to being a spokesperson for Autism Speaks, Braxton also is active with the American Heart Association. Braxton was most recently diagnosed with Lupus. She announced her health struggle publicly as she accepted the Lupus LA award for “Women of Achievement“. Most recently, Braxton is enjoying huge success with her Braxton Family Values reality show on the WE network. Four episodes into Braxton Family Values' run, Rainbow Media’s WE tv renewed the reality series starring Toni Braxton and her sisters for a second season with a 19-episode order, up from the 10 episodes the network ordered for Season 1. Braxton Family Values, ranked as the #1 telecast for W18-34 and #3 for W25-54 during primetime among all ad-supported cable, when the show returned for its second season on Thursday, November 10 (9-10 pm). The series also ranked as the #1 show among African-American viewers during primetime for all key women and adult demographic deliveries, and #1 across all key women’s demos during primetime – W18-34, W18-49 and W25-54 – among all women’s networks. "Braxton Family Values' has struck a chord with our audiences - it's one of our most popular shows ever," WE TV prexy/g.m. Kim Martin said. PAGE 37


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Oprah confirms interview with Rihanna for ‘Next Chapter’ Oprah Winfrey has been scoring big interviews for her OWN network lately, and by the looks of things, her momentum isn’t slowing down. The ‘Queen of Talk’ is set to interview Rihanna for an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter that will air sometime in August. The news was revealed last night when a Rihanna fan tweeted to Oprah asking her to interview the “We Found Love” singer on Oprah’s Next Chapter. Oprah replied “@rihanna she’s coming soon,” and later revealed in another tweet that the interview is set to air August. Last night Oprah featured part one of her exclusive interview with Kim Kardashian and her highly-televised family. Oprah addressed Kim’s 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries, the depression she went through after filing for divorce, and how she became famous after a sex tape of her and Ray J was released. “Would you be where you are had there not been a sex tape?” Oprah asked Kim. “You know, I think that’s how I was definitely introduced to the world,” Kim replied. “It was a negative way, so I felt like I really had to work 10 times harder to get people to see the real me.” Many people have come out to say that Oprah’s interview with the Kardashian clan was a shameless attempt to draw ratings for her struggling OWN Network. She recently took to her Facebook Page to explain why she wanted to interview the reality show family. “I genuinely wanted to know why they have become a cultural phenomenon? Why do so many people love to watch their every move and why do so many others love to ONLINE EDITION

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hate them,” Oprah wrote. “Are they completely ego centered? Are they really ‘famous for being famous’ or is there something more?” Due to Rihanna’s current image as a good girl gone bad, as well as recent headlines reporting that she has reconciled with Brown, her appearance on Oprah’s Next Chapter is sure to generate significant buzz. In January 2010, Rihanna appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and performed “Redemption Song” to benefit victims of the earthquake in Haiti. And in 2009, Oprah dedicated an entire episode of her show to domestic violence, which many assumed was inspired by the assault on Rihanna by her then ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. “If you go back with a man who hits you, it’s because you don’t think you’re worthy of being with a man who won’t,” Winfrey said during the episode. “I’ve said before, ‘Love doesn’t hurt, and if a man hits you once, he will hit you again.’”

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ABOUT THIS BOOK: “THE WAY STATION” (Genre: Christian fiction) By Minister Larry Montgomery, Sr. Author of the ‘U.S. Marshal Harry Bailey Parables of Life Series’ The Way Station is a fictional account of what could happen immediately following a person’s death. This book is about the moments’ right before the souls of six strangers transitions to either the other side of life, better known as the ‘hereafter’ or to the next phase of life, known as the second chance to get it right. This book was written on the theory that either you learn the lesson you were sent into this world to learn, or you can be recycled, given another chance to get it right before it is finally too late. Seven people take an elevator ride together, each from a different walk of life, but unbeknownst to them; they are each riding into either their next destiny or a second chance. In their minds, they are all going to the top floor of an office building owned by a world renowned charitable organization, to receive a cash reward for doing something good but none of them really remembers exactly what. None of the six awardees are known to one another but during the elevator ride to the top-floor office they each have a chance to talk about that part of his or her life, they believe earned them this recognition. As they tell their story, they recollect the trials and tribulations they went through which they believe made them worthy of this honor. Each person’s story is of no consequence to any of the other recipients, but the seventh person on the elevator seems to know a lot more about their lives then even they realize. Once each of the awardees reaches their individual destination they are ushered off the elevator to confront life’s ultimate choice; to choose their soul’s next destination. Each awardee is left to choose between two doors. Each door holds a different destiny behind it. So, don’t be fooled by the majesty or outward appearance of either, the one selected is the one each recipient is most worthy of. One door is made of solid OAK1 and the other solid Birch2 wood. Ride with these six people to their final destination and read how each of them chose their soul’s next resting place based on the trials and tribulations that made up their lives. Then think how your life compares to theirs; if at all, and you just may find out more about what really awaits you at the ‘Way Station.’ ONLINE EDITION

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