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Community Journal RNC: What we learned from Mitt Romney’s speech

Here’s what we learned from Mitt Romney’s RNC speech on Thursday night at the Republican National Convention: 1. He believes high unemployment is his path to the Oval Office.

Lots of jobs.” He accused Obama of “leading the worst economic record since the Great Depression.” 2. He’s not afraid of his Bain experience

After shifting his message from the economy in the weeks since Paul Ryan was tapped as his running mate, Romney finally returned to his signature issue. He repeatedly blamed high unemployment on President Obama, even though the recession actually started under President Bush, who shares many of the same policy goals as Romney.

The Obama campaign has sharply attacked Romney’s business record, casting him as cutting jobs to earn bigger profits for his company. Romney listed Staples, Sports Authority and other companies Bain invested in, trying to describe the company as a job-creator.

“What is needed in our country today is not complicated or profound. It doesn’t take a special government commission to tell us what America needs,” Romney said. “What America needs is jobs.

Polls show Romney trailing the president by more than 10 points among women, the majority of the electorate, and holding only a nar-

3. He really, really wants the women’s vote.

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Space elevator ideas rising again The space elevator concept has had its ups and downs — but this year, it looks as if the concept's proponents are definitely trying to push the “up” button again. There’s a new Kickstarter project, aimed at setting the stage for a lunar space elevator. Space-elevator backers are trying to restart a competition for ultra-strong tethers. And a Japanese company has pledged to get the thing built … by 2050. But veterans of the movement say one big thing is required: a revolution in materials science, and specifically carbon nanotubes. Or maybe boron nitride nanotubes. "The materials are still the long pole in the tent, and I don't see the government getting interested in it," Bryan Laubscher, the founder and president of Odysseus Technologies, told me today. "That's disappointing to me." Laubscher and other spaceelevator advocates will take stock of the past year's ups and downs at the annual International Space Elevator Conference, running from Saturday through Monday at Seattle's Museum of Flight. Railway to the sky The idea of building a "railway to the sky" has tantalized dreamers for decades: Just send a satellite up to geostationary orbit, 22,000 miles up (36,000 kilometers up). Send one line back down to Earth, and another line up to an altitude of about 100,000 miles (160,000 kilometers) with a counterweight at the end. Secure Earth's end of the line so it's rock-solid, then start sending robotic climbers up and down the line, carrying cargo and passengers. If the idea can be executed, advocates say it could reduce the cost of access to orbit from its current level of $10,000 or so a pound to $100 a pound — revolutionizing space travel and potentially opening the solar system to human settlement. That's the vision brought to life in science-fiction novels ranging from Arthur C. Clarke's "The Fountains of Paradise," published in 1979, to this year's opus by Kim Stanley Robinson, "2312." Clarke once joked that the space elevator would be built "about 50 years after everybody quits laughing." Several years ago, LiftPort Group founder Michael Laine set up a countdown clock that predicted the "first lift" would come even sooner, in 2018. Today, six years seems way too soon, but at least people have stopped laughing. The key sticking point has to do with the tethers, or cables, or ribbons that would be required to connect a terrestrial liftport with the elevator's orbital destination. Whatever they're made of, that connecting material would have to be stronger than any material that's manufactured today. A synthetic polymer called Zylon ranks among the strongest available, and space-elevator advocates measure its strength per unit of density at 3.9 megayuris. (The "yuri" is an unofficial measurement unit that was named after Russian spaceelevator pioneer Yuri Artsutanov.) The specific strength of steel is about 0.5 megayuris. But the stuff of space elevators would have to be on the order of 30 to 100 megayuris strong. For years, NASA offered $2 million in prizes to encourage the development of 5-megayuri material, but that challenge expired after last year's contest. The International Space Elevator Consortium is trying to revive the prize program at a lower level, but that won't happen in time for this year's conference. "I'm confident there's going to be a wellattended strong-tether challenge next year," Ted Semon, the consortium's president and director, told me. "It's our numero-uno mission." NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Who's going to build it? Laubscher thinks it's going to take a government-backed development effort on the scale of the telecommunications revolution of the 1960s to create the materials required for building space elevators. "I actually think that the first space elevator will be built by the U.S. Department of Defense," he said. "The first one to build the space elevator owns space." Carbon nanotubes are a good candidate, but lots of technical obstacles will have to be overcome in order to produce long, wide ribbons of carbon nanotubes that are strong enough and resilient enough to do the job. David Horn, the chairman of this weekend's conference, says boron nitride nanotubes offer 75 percent of the theoretical strength of carbon nanotubes and may be easier to manufacture. "We haven't seen that it can't be done," Horn said of the space elevator concept. "But we really need to get this competition going to give people a financial incentive to do it." Whether they're made of carbon or boron nitride or polymer, stronger materials will produce a payoff long before the elevator gets built — in the form of lighter, more fuel-efficient automobiles, airplanes, boats and, yes, even spacecraft. Cheaper, safer, easier access to space would make a big difference in the financial calculations underpinning the space elevator dream. "The world that we'll have with carbon nanotubes will demand that we build a space elevator," Laubscher said. Here are some of the developments along the road to the space elevator:  Liftport Group founder Michael Laine has just begun a Kickstarter campaign to raise $8,000 as the first step in what could be a multimilliondollar effort to build a lunar space elevator, which is theoretically possible using existing technology. Liftport ran into financial and legal difficulties in 2007, and today Laine admits that "things went south for us" back then. This campaign, he says, marks Liftport's return to the fray after five dark years. "About six months ago, we had a fundamental breakthrough ... and we want you to be a part of it," Laine says in his Kickstarter video. It's debatable whether the lunar elevator concept will get off the ground, but Laine is optimistic. His current countdown clock calls for "first lift" ... presumably from the moon ... by Jan. 1, 2020.  In February, the Tokyo-based construction company Obayashi Corp. unveiled plans to transport goods and passengers in a space elevator as early as 2050, according to a report from Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun. The trip to an orbital station would take seven and a half days. "At this moment, we cannot estimate the cost for the project," an Obayashi official was quoted as saying. "However, we'll try to make steady progress so that it won't end up as simply a dream." Although there haven't been any progress reports lately, Laubscher said "the Japanese are way ahead of America" in their enthusiasm for the space-elevator vision.  Other places to watch for space elevator developments: One of the leading U.S. forums for carbon nanotube researchers is the Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Workshop, sponsored this year by the University of Cincinnati, the University of Dayton and the Air Force Research Laboratory. This year's workshop is set for Nov. 5-6 at the University of Dayton. Also, The New York Times reported last November that space elevators are on the agenda for the secretive Google X lab. "Google is collecting the world's data, so now it could be collecting the solar system's data," Rodney Brooks, an MIT professor emeritus and founder of Heartland Robotics, told the Times. How realistic are these visions? Feel free to share your views in the comment space below. And if you're in the Seattle area, you might want to head on over to the Museum of Flight on Saturday. Even if you can't attend the three-day technical program for the International Space Elevator Conference, you can check out what's happening at the Family Science Fest. PAGE 2


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Seventeen villagers beheaded in southern Afghanistan after 'music party' Updated at 11:25 a.m. ET: KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the Taliban on Monday of beheading 17 villagers, including two women, in volatile Helmand province, in a gruesome attack recalling the dark days of the hardline group's rule before their 2001 ouster. He ordered a full investigation into the "mass killing," which a local official said was punishment to revelers attending a party with music and mixedsex dancing. "This attack shows that there are irresponsible members among the Taliban," Karzai said in a statement.

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According to witnesses of a major attack that killed 20 near Kabul in June, Taliban gunmen stormed a high-end hotel demanding to know where the "prostitutes and pimps" were. 'No one really cares': US deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000 in 'forgotten' war During their five-year reign, which was toppled by U.S.-backed Afghan forces in 2001, sparking the present NATO-led war, the Taliban banned women from voting, holding most jobs and leaving their home unaccompanied by their husband or a male relative. Though those rights have been painstakingly regained, Afghanistan remains one of the worst places on earth to be a woman. American soldiers shot The two U.S. troops killed in east Afghanistan on Monday were the latest in a series of insider killings that have strained trust between the allies ahead of a 2014 pullout by foreign combat troops. Taliban commander, 12 others killed by US drone strike The deaths in Laghman province brought to 12 the number of foreign soldiers killed this month, prompting NATO to increase security against insider attacks, including requiring soldiers to carry loaded weapons at all times on base.

In a separate incident, a rogue Afghan soldier killed two American troops in eastern Laghman, the NATO-led coalition said; 10 Afghan army soldiers were also killed in an attack on a checkpoint in Helmand, the Afghan government said.

The deaths also come a week after U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Martin Dempsey visited Kabul to talk about rogue shootings and urge Afghan officials to take tougher preventative action.

The Taliban denied they had taken part in the beheadings, which Karzai's office said took place in Kajaki district in the southern province.

"ISAF troops returned fire, killing the ANA (Afghan National Army) soldier who committed the attack,'' the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said in a statement.

Photos: A nation at a crossroads "The victims were killed for throwing a late night dancing and music party when the Taliban attacked," Nimatullah, governor for neighboring Musa Qala district, told Reuters. The beheaded bodies were found in a house near the Musa Qala district, about 46 miles north of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, said Nimatullah, who only goes by one name. The attack involving gunfire happened Sunday in a Talibancontrolled area of the province, the Interior Ministry told The Associated Press. In ultra-conservative Afghanistan, men and women do not usually mingle unless they are related, and parties involving both genders together are rare and highly secretive affairs.

What's leading Afghan troops to turn on coalition forces? There have been 33 insider attacks so far this year that have led to 42 coalition deaths. That is a sharp increase from 2011, when, during the whole year, 35 coalition troops were killed in such attacks, 24 of whom were American. Afghan soldiers killed On Sunday, insurgents killed 10 Afghan soldiers and wounded four in an attack on a checkpoint in volatile southern Helmand province, provincial officials said. Ahmadi, the provincial government spokesman, said insurgents attacked the checkpoint in Washir district Sunday evening. Ahmadi did not provide details of the attack. He added that that the five missing soldiers left with their assailants but it was unclear if they were kidnapped or went voluntarily.

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Post-Ryan: Romney polling at 0 percent with black voters President Obama remains narrowly ahead of Mitt Romney and the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan has done little to help the GOP ticket, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal released Tuesday.

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gesting Latinos may not vote in high numbers. (The high energy among blacks, while important, may not change the dynamics of the election much. Obama must have sky-high support among blacks to overcome expected losses among whites) Obama still only has about 40 percent of the white vote, compared to 43 percent in 2008.

Obama’s 48 percent to 44 percent lead is little different from the 49-43 advantage he held last month, within the poll’s margin of error. The president has held a narrow advantage throughout the year in NBC/Wall Street Journal surveys, and the Ryan pick has given little “bounce” to Romney. In fact, the poll showed 23 percent of people were “less likely to vote” for Romney because of the selection of Ryan, while 22 percent were more likely. In contrast, in September 2008, 24 percent said they were more likely to vote for Obama because of Joe Biden’s presence on the ticket, while only 16 percent said they were less likely. Back then, 34 percent of people said they were more likely to vote for John McCain because of Sarah Palin, while 25 percent said they were less likely. Among Dick Cheney, Joe Lieberman, John Edwards, Biden and Palin, Ryan is the only recent vice-presidential choice who generated more opposition than support in the first weeks after his selection. To be sure, the majority of voters (54 percent) said Romney’s pick of Ryan had not changed their vote. In positive news for the Romney camp, Ryan’s selection has at least not yet damaged him among seniors, even as Democrats have highlighted controversial changes to Medicare that Romney and Ryan support. Among voters over 65, Romney has a 50 to 41 advantage, little different from the 52 to 43 advantage he held last month. Obama remains ahead by more than 90 points among blacks and 30 points with Hispanic voters. In fact, the poll shows President Obama is beating his Republican opponent among black voters by a whopping 94 percent to 0 percent. (NBC and the Wall Street Journal survey about 120 black voters each month, and Romney usually gets only about two or three supporters among them. The fact that he earned zero of them is likely more chance than an indication Romney’s already low black support is actually zero) At least so far, the Ryan selection has not altered the basic dynamics of the race: Obama has large leads among minorities and voters between ages 18 and 34, while Romney is ahead among older voters, white men and white women. The stability of Obama’s lead points to a major challenge for Romney. His selection of Ryan over more conventional choices, like Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, was an attempt to shift the dynamics of the race and chip away at Obama’s advantage. The vice-presidential selection, each party’s conventions, when millions of voters start tuning into the campaign for the first time, and the presidential debates are traditionally the biggest moments in each campaign, the times when candidates can gain or lose a few points. If the Ryan pick has not at all moved the numbers, it puts even more pressure on Romney to persuade voters at the GOP convention in Tampa next week or in the debates. It also suggests that the electorate may have few swing voters left, and that Romney will have to win nearly all of them to reach 50 percent of the vote, as Obama is near 48 or 49 percent in most surveys. At the same time, Obama still faces challenges. The poll found 49 percent of Latinos rated themselves as “very interested” in the election, compared to 82 percent of blacks and 68 percent of whites, sugNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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row lead among white women, a key electoral bloc. So the GOP nominee went for a direct, non-subtle appeal to the female vote. “My mom and dad were true partners, a life lesson that shaped me by everyday example,” he said. “When my mom ran for the Senate, my dad was there for her every step of the way. I can still hear her saying in her beautiful voice, ‘Why should women have any less say than men about the great decisions facing our nation?” He added, “I wish she could have been here at the convention and heard leaders like Governor Mary Fallin, Governor Nikki Haley, Governor Susana Martinez, Senator Kelly Ayotte and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. As governor of Massachusetts, I chose a woman lieutenant governor, a woman chief of staff, half of my cabinet and senior officials were women, and in business, I mentored and supported great women leaders who went on to run great companies.” Democrats of course aren’t questioning Romney’s record of tapping women for posts, but rather his opposition to abortion rights and federal dollars going to Planned Parenthood. 4. He’s eager to woo disappointed Obama voters Romney sharply attacked Obama for much of his speech, but he seemed eager to deliver woo people who may have voted for Obama in 2008. He described Americans as having “given up on this president.” “You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had, was the day you voted for him,” Romney said. The speech seemed a determined effort to capture the small sliver of voters (about 5 percent in most polls) who remain undecided, as Romney needs nearly all of these voters to win reelection. 5. He still doesn’t have a detailed jobs plan Romney’s proposals to reduce unemployment remain largely vague. He promised education reform, increased trade agreements with other nations, reducing the federal budget deficit, repealing President Obama’s health care law and cutting taxes for small businesses. All but the health care provision have been proposed or already done by the Obama administration and it’s not clear exactly how they would create jobs.

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Statement from Rep. Carolyn McCarthy on Passing of Neil Armstrong GARDEN CITY, NY (Aug. 25, 2012) -- Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY4), sponsor of the Long Island Aviation History Act that recognizes, among other local accomplishments, the local building of Neil Armstrong's lunar module, issued the following statement on the astronaut's passing: "Neil Armstrong was a true American hero who united the nation in pride as we watched him take his 'giant leap for mankind.' Long Islanders especially take great pride in his historic achievement, having taken part in the building of so many of NASA's spacecraft over the years. As we mourn Mr. Armstrong's passing, we also celebrate his contributions, and carry on his legacy in our continued efforts in space, most recently demonstrated by the amazing Mars exploration rover Curiosity."

COMPTROLLER DiNAPOLI RELEASES MUNICIPAL AUDITS New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed the audits of the City of Cortland, City of Ithaca, Village of Patchogue, Riverhead Fire District and the Sherrill-Kenwood Water District. “My office's audits of local governments improve their financial management practices," DiNapoli said. "These audits are tools for local officials to make sure proper policies and procedures are in place to protect taxpayer dollars and provide the best possible service these taxpayer dollars can deliver." City of Cortland – Financial Condition – Follow Up Audit (Cortland County) Of the six previous audit recommendations, four recommendations were implemented and three recommendations were partially implemented. City of Cortland – Internal Controls – Follow Up Audit (Cortland County) Of the nine previous audit recommendations, two recommendations were implemented, four recommendations were partially implemented and three recommendations were not implemented. City of Ithaca – Departmental Operations (Tompkins County) Auditors found up to $739,000 in potential cost savings for the city in the areas of debt issuance, police department overtime, use of the centralized garage and the refuse fund. City officials have incurred, or expect to incur, avoidable expenditures for interest payments totaling $313,000 on debt that was longer than the items’ useful lives. The city could save $234,000 per year in police department overtime costs by hiring new officers. Further, the fire and police departments are paying, on average, up to $66,000 per year more for vehicle maintenance services than necNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

essary. Village of Patchogue – Selected Financial Activities and Information Technology (Suffolk County) The village board did not properly authorize all capital projects, nor did it effectively monitor them. As a result, the village had $284,808 in unauthorized expenditures and experienced cost overruns in two of the five projects reviewed by auditors. In addition, the village issued debt to reimburse the general fund for capital expenditures totaling $549,015, in violation of the local finance law. Finally, the board has not established policies and procedures relating to the security of data and assets. Riverhead Fire District – Internal Controls Over Professional Services and Information Technology (Suffolk County) The district board did not develop adequate procedures for the procurement of professional services. As a result, district officials did not solicit competitive proposals for any of the nine professionals tested, who were paid a total of $787,697. In addition, the board has not adopted a computer use policy or a breach notification policy, and four individuals have access rights to perform duties that are incompatible with their job duties. Sherrill-Kenwood Water District – Board Oversight (Oneida County) The water district does not fully segregate duties related to the billing and collection of water rents. The district’s procedures do not provide for individual accountability for rent collections because the three clerks who collect cash use the same cash drawer and the same user name and password in the computerized financial system. Finally, the board did not receive monthly reports to monitor the district’s financial activity and condition, and did not require an annual audit of the secretary’s records and reports. PAGE 7


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Candidate Spotlight: Michaelle Solages

The Right Choice for Assembly District 22 Michaelle Solages is a lifelong resident of Elmont and will fight tirelessly to improve quality of life in all of Nassau County. As a professional and as a private citizen, Michaelle has worked closely with community members to understand and address the issues that affect all Nassau County residents. When elected, Michaelle will be a strong advocate for:  GREATER POLICE PROTECTION OF OUR NEIGHBORHOODS NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

MORE STATE AID TO OUR SCHOOLS  SMART DEVELOPMENT AT BELMONT PARK TO ATTRACT MORE HIGH-PAYING JOBS Michaelle is not going to get caught up in petty political squabbles that distract from her primary goal of ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY. To volunteer or for more information, visit www.nassaucountydems.com. Don't forget to vote for Michaelle Solages on Primary Day, Thursday, September 13th! 

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MTA Tax declared unconstitutional This past Wednesday a NYS Supreme Court judge ruled in favor of Nassau and Suffolk County in a landmark case to declare the MTA payroll tax an unconstitutional law. The MTA has vowed to “vigorously appeal” the decision and noted that similar cases have been thrown out when challenged. The suit, which was filed by Nassau County in 2010 during the funding battle over the county’s bus system, argued that the payroll mobility tax violated the state constitution by charging employers in the MTA region 34 cents for every $100 of payroll. The violation occurred when the tax unilaterally changed the policies of local municipalities without a direct benefit to the entire state. To impose such a change, the state would’ve needed to receive home rule messages from the municipalities effected or pass a twothirds vote in the State Legislature according to the suit. "The MTA payroll tax is a special law, which does not serve a substantial state interest," wrote Justice R. Bruce Cozzens Jr. in his decision. Because the state did not seek a home rule message or the two-thirds votes, "this was passed unconstitutionally." “This unfair and onerous tax should have never been implemented,” Suffolk County Legislator Ed Romaine said. “I applaud the state Supreme Court for confirming what we have said for years: this tax is illegal. Businesses, governments, and not-for-profits who paid the tax should receive refunds immediately, If not, I would move for Suffolk County to file suit to recover these ill-gotten funds.” Nassa County Executive Ed Mangano referred to the ruling as “a great victory for every taxpayer,” and added, "This success sends a strong message to job creators that we will not allow the MTA to stifle economic growth and chase jobs out of our state. This is a historic victory for tax relief and tax reform. I am proud that Nassau led counties and villages around this state to a tax relief victory." Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone also weighed in, calling the decision “a big victory for Suffolk County taxpayers, many of whom get little to no service from the MTA.” MTA spokesman Adam Lisberg responded to the (Continued on page 10)

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ruling by noting, "We believe this opinion will be overturned, since four prior challenges to the constitutionality of the law making the same argument have been dismissed." Lisberg is referring to suits filed by the towns of Huntington, Brookhaven, Southold and Southampton. MTA Chairman Joe Lhota also spoke at a recent press conference, saying "Without the payroll mobility tax, the M.T.A. would be forced to balance its budget with a combination of devastating service cuts and ever-increasing fare hikes." He would later go on to say, "I will work with the state legislature, I will work with the governor to see if there is a way in which we can construct something that is not as controversial as the [payroll mobility tax,]. But until that time, the PMT needs to continue. And we need to be able to continue to receive the revenue from the PMT to provide the level of service that we have been providing." Though Republican lawmakers have been crusading for the removal of the tax, calling it a job-killer among other things, there have been calls for caution. "If this ruling is held up, what this essentially does is blow a billion dollar hole in the MTA budget," said Ryan Lynch, associate director for the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. "And it's those elected officials that have been fighting so fiercely over this payroll tax that are going to have to find a different way to fund the MTA." Business owners have also chimed in with E. Christopher Murray, president of the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce, stating, "We thought it was bad as public policy, and we thought it was illegal. It was in the heat of the recession, and the idea of placing a tax on payroll was kind of dumbfounding." Julie Marchesella, also of the Nassau Council of Chambers, said "Economically it was difficult for us. That might have been the thing that put small business owners out of business." Rich Bivone, Nassau chair of the Long Island Business Council, noted that, "In the wake of this ruling, the Long Island Business Council believes that all sides now have an obligation to come together and come to a solution that preserves transit service without hurting our small businesses and local governments. " The tax generates approximately $1.2 billion annually for the MTA, which expects the state to continue to collect the tax throughout the appeals process. For more on this story check out articles at Newsday, The Journal, The New York Post, and the TimesHerald Record.

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In Memory of May Newburger From NCDC: We regret to inform you that May Newburger, an esteemed member of the Democratic family, has passed away. May was a great person, a devoted voice for the people of Nassau County, and a mentor to many prominent political leaders. Statement from Chairman Jay Jacobs on May Newburger's Passing: "May exemplified two virtues in politics: courage and integrity. Integrity led her to the right decisions. Courage gave her the strength to make them. And she always did."

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A ‘Giant' Red Flag! Dems suspicious of now-flush Nassau GOP club’s luxury box ALBANY - A small political club on Long Island mysteriously began to raise big money after its leader became a top aide to Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, the Daily News has learned. The Hicksville Republican Club in Nassau County took in so much cash that it was able to pay more than $200,000 to get a luxury

This success sends a strong message to job creators that we will not allow the MTA to stifle economic growth and chase jobs out of our state. This is a historic victory for tax relief and tax reform. I am proud that Nassau led counties and villages around this state to a tax relief victory." - Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano speaking on the recent court decision to overturn the MTA payroll tax "Without the payroll mobility tax, the M.T.A. would be forced to balance its budget with a combination of devastating service cuts and everincreasing fare hikes. I will work with the state legislature, I will work with the governor to see if there is a way in which we can construct something that is not as controversial as the [payroll mobility tax,]. But until that time, the PMT needs to continue. And we need to be able to continue to receive the revenue from the PMT to provide the level of service that we have been providing." - MTA Chairman Joe Lhota speaking on the recent court decision to overturn the MTA payroll tax. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

box for every Giants home game at Met Life Stadium this season, sources said. The GOP Nassau executive, whose county is teetering on the brink of insolvency, is holding a $1,100-per-person fund-raiser in the luxury box for each of Bruce Springsteen’s three shows at the stadium next month. The Hicksville Republican Club, headed by former state Assemblyman Rob Walker since 1999, has raised as little as $50 and as much as $33,000 over six-month periods from 2006 to 2010. But the donations they brought in exploded after 2010, when Mangano took office and Walker went to work for him as his chief deputy. State records show the club took in $486,250 over the past two years, but just $66,052 during the two years before that. Other Long Island political clubs near Hicksville took in nowhere near as much money over the last two years, records show. Many of the donations, oddly, came from outside Hicksville, leaving Democrats to charge that people are using Walker and the club to curry favor with Mangano. “It doesn’t take a large leap to see what’s going on,” said Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs. “It’s very interesting that Ed Mangano’s deputy is the guy who runs this club that raises all this money it never raised before.” Walker insisted there is nothing nefarious going on. He chalked up the donations to people who supported him while he was in the Assembly. Asked why nonHicksville residents would send his club as much as $50,000, he responded: “I can’t answer that.” He contends that none of the money is used to benefit Mangano, and that future campaign filings will record the Springsteen box as an “in-kind” contribution, he said. “There’s not one event of his that we paid for,” Walker insisted. He also defended the $200,000 luxury box, saying it’s used for fund-raisers in much the same way that politicians hold events at Yankee Stadium. “People like doing it,” he said of blending politics and pigskin. “It’s a great day.” But Jacobs shot back that GOP donors “would probably not love to know that $200,000 went toward a luxury box.” PAGE 12


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Mangano and Eisenstein Offer Health and Safety Tips for Back-to-School Mineola, NY - As parents and children prepare for back-toschool, County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein offer the following tips to get your child’s school year off to a great start.  Promote a Healthy Lifestyle: Eating healthy, being active and getting enough sleep go hand-in-hand with good learning. Pack a healthy snack and lunch; make sure to use an insulated lunch box with an ice pack.  Stay Healthy: Make sure your children are up-to-date on their immunizations and physicals, and receive an annual flu shot. The single best way to protect against vaccine-preventable diseases is through vaccination. Getting immunized is critical to protecting health and preventing serious diseases.  Practice Good Health Habits: Teach children to cover their nose and mouth with a tissue when they cough or sneeze, and to wash their hands often with soap and water.  Be Alert: Children are unpredictable which makes them more likely to take risks, ignore hazards or fail to look both ways when crossing the street. Obey all traffic laws - it is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.  Spot a Bully: Discuss bullying with your child. Bullying is when one child picks on another child repeatedly. Bullying can be physical, verbal or social. It can happen at school, on the playground, on the school bus, in the community, and over the internet.  Be Safe: Whether it is by car, bus, bike or foot - review your child’s transportation plan. Discuss with your child things that he or she can do to stay safe on the way to and from school Parents and caregivers are encouraged to talk to their healthcare provider to ensure that their child is up-to-date on immunizations and physicals.

Mangano Declares October as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” in Nassau County Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will be joined by Geri Barish, Executive Director of Hewlett House and President of “1 in 9" Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition,” and representatives from South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Complete Women’s Imaging to host a ceremony on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Nassau County. “It is important that we as citizens pause to bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer,” said County Executive Mangano. “I have declared October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month to honor survivors, remember loved ones, thank caregivers and most importantly shine the light on hope for a cure.” The program will be held at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building and will include remarks by County ExecuNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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tive Mangano. When there is sufficient darkness, all in attendance will gather outside for the official “Pink Illumination” of the building’s dome. Guests are invited to arrive at 6:00 p.m. for light refreshments, followed by a brief program in the Ceremonial Chambers. The illumination will take place at approximately 6:30 p.m. All are invited to attend. County Executive Mangano will also attend the launch of the Merrick-Bellmore PINKOUT on Friday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Dakota Design Center, 1565 Merrick Road, Merrick. Following a pink ribbon-cutting ceremony will be a fall fashion show by Runway Couture and Salon Nouveau of Bellmore. The event will also feature local breast cancer charities and advocates, and is part of a community initiative that will continue until pink ribbons adorn local streets for the month of October.

Mangano Announces “STOP-DWI” Labor Day Patrols Enforcement Initiative Planned to Keep Drunk Drivers off Nassau County Roads Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas V. Dale today announced a centralized STOP-DWI Enforcement grant initiative by the Police Department for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. The Nassau County Police Department’s Highway Patrol Bureau will coordinate and plan the DWI saturation enforcement strategy that will target areas throughout Nassau County. These additional funds will be used to add patrols in specific spots throughout Nassau. “We will be targeting drunk drivers and looking to prevent the kind of senseless alcohol-related accidents that often occur during a holiday weekend. There will be additional police patrols all around Nassau County and chances are if you drive drunk this weekend, you will be arrested,” said County Executive Mangano. In 2011, from 7 p.m. on Friday, September 2, through 7 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, there were 54 DWI arrests. The STOP-DWI program is funded by DWI fines collected in Nassau County and will be used by the Nassau County Police Department as well as police departments throughout the county to implement an effective DWI program. During the holiday weekend, Friday, August 31, Saturday, September 1, and the following Saturday, September 8, additional officers will be added for patrols. Police Commissioner Dale said that violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. “There will be no leniency shown to those who choose to drink and drive or those under the influence of drugs. Our police force will be vigilant in conducting a centralized STOP-DWI initiative and ensuring the safety of all law abiding citizens.” County Executive Mangano and Commissioner Dale remind everyone: · If you plan to drink, choose a designated driver before going out · Take mass transit, a cab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home · Spend the night where the activity is being held · Always buckle up – it is your best defense against a drunk driver “We want everyone to enjoy this holiday weekend but also to also make responsible and smart decisions during their celebrations,” said County Executive Mangano. PAGE 13


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named his top aide in 2010. From the beginning of 2011, the Committee has raised nearly $500,000. The prior two years from January 2009-Januaty 2011 the committee only raised $66,000.

Many Big Money Donors Have Business Interests with the County (Mineola) – Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton is questioning the big money contributions to the Hicksville Republican Committee, which is controlled by Nassau’s Chief Deputy County Executive Rob Walker. According to a story in today’s New York Daily News, these donations were used to purchase a $200,000 luxury box for the upcoming New York Giants football season at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. “It’s obvious that donors with business before the county were directed to contribute to the Hicksville club. It’s completely inappropriate and shameful for the club to use this money to purchase a luxury box for the Giants football season,” said Legislator DeRiggiWhitton. Among the major contributors to the club is James Hagedorn ($50,000) ,CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro, headquartered in Port Washington. Mr. Hagedorn, also serves as Secretary of the Friends of Sands Point Preserve, a group that was threatened to be shut down by Chief Deputy County Executive Rob Walker in 2010. According to a story published in the Long Island Press, Mr. Walker said, “At the end of the day, come January 1st, I think we are very comfortable in essence of us taking back the maintenance of the facility. We’ve let that be known to the Friends group, not with a lot of fanfare—obviously they weren’t too happy with that. But, we’re prepared to take back the maintenance and operation.” Besides his connection to Walker, it would appear that Mr. Hagedorn, whose home address is listed in Stuart, FL, would have no other connection to the Hicksville Republican Committee. When asked by the Daily News why non-Hicksville residents would send his club as much as $50,000, Walker responded: “I can’t answer that.” According to disclosure reports filed with the New York State Board of Elections, the Hicksville Republican Committee brought in nearly $250,000 over the past six month period ending in July 2012. Over the same time period they had expenditures of over $267,000. Other big contributors to the club are Keith Lizza of Jericho and Aly Lizza of Oyster Bay who each gave $45,000. The Lizza’s of Carlo Lizza and Sons Paving have received more than $20 million in county contracts since 2010. Additionally, Joanne Smith of Dix Hills and the firm Standard Valuations, contributed $10,000 to the club. Since 2011, Standard Valuations has received nearly $1 million in contracts from Nassau County. “There are many issues here that deserve a deeper look as to whether any local county ethics laws or New York State campaign finance laws have been violated. It’s unheard of for a local political club to spend $200,000 on a luxury box. This whole thing doesn’t seem right,” said Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton. The Hicksville Committee has dramatically increased the size of its contributions since Mangano has taken office and Walker was NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

Register to Vote Online: New York State Just Took a Leap Into the 21st Century Did you know? Registering to vote in New York State is easier and more convenient than ever! You can now register to vote, update party enrollment, and change your address with the Board of Elections by visiting the MyDMV website (my.dmv.ny.gov/crm). With the Primary Elections coming up on Thursday, September 13th and the Presidential Elections coming up on Tuesday, November 6th, make sure you're registered to vote today! PAGE 14


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STATEMENT: Akin Amendment In GOP Platform Consistent With Romney, Ryan Positions “Today, Republican leaders passed the Akin amendment as part of their party platform, banning abortion for all women even in the case of rape. Several Romney supporters and advisers were present and stood silently while this vote took place. This should come as no surprise, as Mitt Romney supported this exact language in the 2004 and 2008 Republican platforms and Paul Ryan fought to ban abortion even in cases of rape. Women across this country should take note of the Republican Party’s position, and not trust any of the false promises made by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on the campaign trail.”— Lis Smith, campaign spokeswoman ROMNEY-RYAN WOULD OUTLAW ALL ABORTIONS THE 2012 REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM WAS WRITTEN AT THE DIRECTION OF THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN AND INCLUDES A HUMAN LIFE AMENDMENT TO BAN ABORTION WITHOUT INCLUDING EXCEPTIONS FOR CASES OF RAPE OR INCEST The Republican Party Platform “Was Written At The Direction Of Romney’s Campaign.” “It didn’t take long for strains within the Republican Party to surface Monday as national delegates got down to work on a final draft of the party platform, one week before the nominating convention opens. … There is no doubt about who is in charge, of course. Delegates for presumptive nominee Mitt Romney are voting down substantive changes to the platform language that was written at the direction of Romney’s campaign.” [Los Angeles Times, 8/20/12] 2012: The Republican Party Platform “Will Include Language Calling For A Constitutional Amendment Against Abortion, Leaving Out Any Mention Of Exceptions For Cases Of Rape Or Incest.” “The Republican Party's platform will include language calling for a constitutional amendment against abortion, leaving out any mention of exceptions for cases of rape or incest. The draft platform as first obtained by CNN: ‘Faithful to the 'self-evident' truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children.’ Amid a very brief debate in which several largely technical amendments were considered, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, the chairman of the platform committee, closed discussion on the abortion section after no further amendments were offered.” [Buzzfeed, 8/21/12] ROMNEY HAS REPEATEDLY ENDORSED IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM, WHICH INCLUDES A HUMAN LIFE AMENDMENT TO BAN ABORTION NATIONWIDE – WITHOUT EXCEPTIONS FOR RAPE & INCEST… ROMNEY ENDORSED THE 2004 AND 2008 REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORMS 2012: Romney Suggested He “Could Hardly Be Opposed” To The National Republican Party Platform. “We reminded Romney that from 1980 until 2000, the national GOP platform contained clear-cut planks calling for abolishing such government agencies as the National Endowment for the Arts and several Cabinet-level departments (notably the Department of Education), but that references in the platform to shutting down parts of government were eliminated in 2000 at the insistence of advisers to presidential nominee George W. Bush. Would Romney be open to his party’s platform once again calling for abolishing government agencies and departments? ‘We’re NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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getting down to semantics here,’ he replied, ‘but my position, as I said, is for smaller government and if the platform reflects that, then as the nominee, I could hardly be opposed to it.’” [Human Events, 3/29/12] · 2007: Romney On A Human Life Amendment To The Constitution: “I Do Support The Republican Platform, And I Support That Being Part Of The Republican Platform.” “Appearing Monday on ‘Good Morning America,’ Romney was asked by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos if he supports the Republican Party’s 2004 platform on abortion rights, which states, ‘We support a Human Life Amendment to the Constitution and we endorse legislation to make it clear that the 14th Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.’ Romney replied, ‘You know, I do support the Republican platform, and I support that being part of the Republican platform and I’m pro-life.’” [ABC News, 8/7/07; Good Morning America, 8/6/07] THE 2000, 2004, AND 2008 REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORMS INCLUDED A HUMAN LIFE AMENDMENT… 2008 Republican Party Platform: “We Support A Human Life Amendment To The Constitution, And We Endorse Legislation To Make Clear That The Fourteenth Amendment Is Protections Apply To Unborn Children.” “Faithful to the first guarantee of the Declaration of Independence, we assert the inherent dignity and sanctity of all human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution, and we endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children. We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion and will not fund organizations which advocate it. We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity and dignity of innocent human life.” [2008 Republican Platform, pg. 52] 2004 Republican Party Platform: “We Support A Human Life Amendment To The Constitution And We Endorse Legislation To Make It Clear That The Fourteenth Amendment’s Protections Apply To Unborn Children.” “As a country, we must keep our pledge to the first guarantee of the Declaration of Independence. That is why we say the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and we endorse legislation to make it clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children. Our purpose is to have legislative and judicial protection of that right against those who perform abortions. We oppose using public revenues for abortion and will not fund organizations which advocate it. We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of innocent human life.” [2004 Republican Platform, pg. 84] 2000 Republican Party Platform: “We Support A Human Life Amendment To The Constitution And We Endorse Legislation To Make Clear That The Fourteenth Amendment's Protections Apply To Unborn Children.” “The Supreme Court's recent decision, prohibiting states from banning partial-birth abortions — a procedure denounced by a committee of the American Medical Association and rightly branded as four-fifths infanticide — shocks the conscience of the nation. As a country, we must keep our pledge to the first guarantee of the Declaration of Independence. That is why we say the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and we endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children. Our purpose is to have legislative and judicial protection of that right against those who perform abortions. We oppose using public reve(Continued on page 17)

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Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association BBQ The Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association hosted their end of summer BBQ at the center on Main Street in Hempstead. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby greeted all of the children who attended summer camp there and congratulated Executive Director George Siberon. (Continued from page 16)

nues for abortion and will not fund organizations which advocate it. We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of innocent human life.” [2000 Republican Platform, accessed 7/9/12] …WITHOUT EXCEPTIONS FOR RAPE AND INCEST Factcheck.org: “The GOP Platform For 2008 Still Does Not Specify Any Exceptions” In Its Call To Outlaw Abortion With A Human Life Amendment. “For the record, the GOP platform for 2008 still does not specify any exceptions. It speaks only of support for ‘a human life amendment’ but doesn't say precisely what it should say: ‘2008 Republican Platform: [W]e assert the inherent dignity and sanctity of all human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution, and we endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.’” [Factcheck.org, 9/8/08] · Bill O’Reilly: The Human Life Amendment In The Republican Party Platform Does Not Contain An Exception For Cases Of Rape Or Incest. In a discussion about an ad by MoveOn.org, Bill O’Reilly and Margaret Hoover had the following exchange: MARGARET HOOVER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: “As a Republican, while I don't like it, I actually think it is a hard-hitting and will be highly effective ad.” O'REILLY: “But what kind of person would associate an entire political party with a few people's opinions? HOONASSAU COUNTY EDITION

VER: There -- well, there are people and it's not just a few people. I mean, the Republican Party in its platform has a human life amendment in it.” O'REILLY: “It doesn't have a rape deal in it, and that's what they're hanging this commercial on. This is a Move On strategy.” … HOOVER: “The reality is there is a -- there is a gender gap in our voting. And Republicans do have a challenge reaching out to women.” O'REILLY: “But this is -- this ad demonizes an entire party, the Republican Party, for you know, a fairly small, I think, point that, even if it is rape or incest, you should carry the child to term.” [The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, 3/15/12; emphasis added] Family Research Council President, Tony Perkins: Changing The GOP Platform In 2008 To Include Exceptions For Rape And Incest “Would Be Political Suicide” Because “That Is Such A Critical Issue To So Many Republican Voters.” “Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., faces enormous pressure from social conservatives to ignore his repeated commitment to change the GOP's platform on abortion. ‘If he were to change the party platform,’ to account for exceptions such as rape, incest or risk to the mother's life, ‘I think that would be political suicide,’ said Tony Perkins, the president of the conservative Family Research Council, to ABC News. ‘I think he would be aborting his own campaign because that is such a critical issue to so many Republican voters and the Republican brand is already in trouble.’” [ABC, 5/9/08] Republican Majority For Choice Co-Chairwoman Supported (Continued on page 19)

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Westbury Resident Was There for Lindbergh's 1927 Flight Mrs. Belline Passariello of Westbury attended the ceremony marking the site of Lindbergh's 1927 transatlantic flight as an historic landmark with her sister and daughter. Mrs. Passariello, who turned 100 last Mother's Day, was present for the original take off and remembers Mr. Lindbergh quite well.

Lindbergh's Transatlantic Take Off Site Becomes An Historic Landmark An official plaque marking the site of Charles Lindbergh’s historic 1927 transatlantic flight was unveiled next to the monument that already exists in the location outside of the Source Mall. Adam Sackowitz, a Hofstra student, fought to have the location protected as an historic landmark in the shadow of the mall’s closing and upcoming auction next week. Adam worked with Town of Hempstead officials to insure that the site would be not be impacted by any construction or changes to the mall. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby offered her praise and utmost admiration for Mr. Sackowitz and his efforts to protect Lindbergh’s take off site.

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Changing The GOP Platform In 2008 To Include Abortion In Cases Of Rape, Incest, And The Life Of The Mother. “While leaving the platform untouched would please many in the GOP's socially conservative base, it could alienate some of the more moderate voters that McCain hopes to woo. ‘If he doesn't change the platform, then he's being the same kind of hypocrite that he accused Bush of being in 2000,’ said Jennifer Blei Stockman, the co-chairwoman of Republican Majority for Choice. ‘To not accept abortion in cases of rape and incest, give me a break. That's sick. That's inhumane.’ ‘And the life of the mother?’ she added. ‘These are things that we can't even put our arms around because they are so inhumane.’” [ABC, 5/9/08] 2001: The GOP “Platform In 2000 Endorsed A ‘Human Life Amendment’ To The U.S. Constitution Banning All Abortions, With No Exceptions For Rape, Incest Or If The Life Of The Mother Is In Danger.” [Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 8/11/01] ROMNEY SAID HE WOULD SIGN A BILL OUTLAWING ALL ABORTIONS ROMNEY SAID THAT HE HAS THE SAME POSITIONS NOW THAT HE HAD WHEN HE PREVIOUSLY RAN FOR PRESIDENT… 2012: Romney Said He “Had The Same Positions Today” As “When I Ran For President Last Time, So What You See Is What You Get.” Romney: “In terms of my positions, my conservative positions were seen in my work as governor. I wrote a book that describes my view for the country. I’ve run for president before. Had the same positions today that I had when I was governor, when I wrote the book and when I ran for president last time, so what you see is what you get.” [Tommy Tucker Show, WWL (New Orleans, LA), 3/23/12] 2011: Romney: “I Have The Same Positions Today I Had Four Years Ago Where You Know I’m A Conservative Guy.” “You know, I think people got a good chance to know me four years ago. As you may recall the people to my left in the party were probably John McCain and Rudy Giuliani. Mike Huckabee and I were the two conservatives that really ran as conservatives in the race. I have the same positions today I had four years ago where you know I’m a conservative guy.” [The Sean Hannity Show, 11/16/11] …AND THEN ROMNEY SAID HE WOULD BE “DELIGHTED” TO SIGN A BILL TO OUTLAW ALL ABORTIONS Romney Said He Would Be “Delighted” To Sign A Bill Banning “All Abortions.” QUESTIONER: “Hello, my name is AJ. I'm from Millstone, New Jersey. I would all of the candidates to give an answer on this. If hypothetically, Roe v. Wade was overturned, and the Congress passed a federal ban on all abortions and it came to your desk, would you sign it? Yes or no?” COOPER: “Governor Romney?” ROMNEY: “I agree with Senator Thompson, which is we should overturn Roe v. Wade and return these issues to the states. I would welcome a circumstance where there was such a consensus in this country that we said, we don't want to have abortion in this country at all, period. That would be wonderful. I'd be delighted.” COOPER: “The question is: Would you sign that bill?” ROMNEY: “Let me say it. I'd be delighted to sign that bill. But that's not where we are. That's not where America is today. Where America is is ready to overturn Roe v. Wade and return to the states that authority. But if the Congress got there, we had that kind of consensus in that country, terrific.” [CNN Debate, 11/28/07] RYAN SUPPORTED ABORTION BAN EXCEPT TO SAVE MOTHER’S LIFE Los Angeles Times: “[Ryan] Opposes Legal Abortion In All Circumstances Except When The Life Of The Mother Is At Risk.” “Overall, Ryan's record in Congress reflects his conservative stand on social issues. He opposes legal abortion in all circumstances NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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except when the life of the mother is at risk. On this he is more stringent than Romney, who would make additional exceptions for rape and incest — the official position of the ticket. Planned Parenthood's Action Fund gave Ryan its lowest rating possible for his votes to defund Planned Parenthood and comments against abortion.” [Los Angeles Times, 8/13/12] Ryan Supported Abortion Ban With Exception Only For Mother’s Life. “Ryan has said he favors only one exception to a ban, to save a woman’s life.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/30/98] · Weeks Earlier, Ryan “Said He Opposes Abortion, Period.” “Ryan said he opposes abortion, period. He said any exceptions to a ‘partial-birth’ abortion ban would make that ban meaningless.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/8/98] · Ryan: “I’m As Pro-Life As A Person Gets.” “‘I’m as pro-life as a person gets,’ Ryan continued. ‘You’re not going to have a truce. Judges are going to come up. Issues come up, they’re unavoidable, and I’m never going to not vote pro-life.’” [The Weekly Standard, 7/19/10] RYAN SUPPORTED PERSONHOOD BILL THAT COULD BAN ALL ABORTIONS AND MAKE CERTAIN FORMS OF BIRTH CONTROL ILLEGAL 2011: Ryan Co-Sponsored Personhood Bill That Defines Life As Beginning At Conception. “On January 7, 2011, U.S. Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) introduced House Resolution (H.R.) 212, the Sanctity of Human Life Act. Cosponsored by 62 representatives, including Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the bill declares that: the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being, and is the paramount and most fundamental right of a person; and the life of each human being begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent, irrespective of sex, health, function or disability, defect, stage of biological development, or condition of dependency, at which time every human being shall have all the legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood.” [Pro-Life Wisconsin website, accessed 6/21/12; HR 212, Co-Sponsors, introduced 1/7/11] Personhood Amendments Like The One Facing Voters In Mississippi Would Ban Virtually All Abortions Including Those Resulting From Rape Or Incest. “A constitutional amendment facing voters in Mississippi on Nov. 8, and similar initiatives brewing in half a dozen other states including Florida and Ohio, would declare a fertilized human egg to be a legal person, effectively branding abortion and some forms of birth control as murder… The amendment in Mississippi would ban virtually all abortions, including those resulting from rape or incest. It would bar some birth control methods, including IUDs and ‘morning-after pills,’ which prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in the uterus. It would also outlaw the destruction of embryos created in laboratories.” [New York Times, 10/25/11] · Mother Jones: Federal Personhood Bills Are “Nearly Identical” To The Mississippi Amendment. “The Mississippi amendment alters the state's Constitution so that "the term 'person' or 'persons' shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof." Nearly identical language appears in three bills that have been endorsed by scores of Republicans in Congress.” [Mother Jones, 11/8/11] · Mother Jones: Sanctity of Human Life Act “Includes Language That Directly Parallels That Of The Mississippi Personhood Amendment.” “Sixty-three House Republicans, or over a quarter of the GOP conference, are cosponsors of HR 212, Rep. Paul Broun's (R-Ga.) ‘Sanctity of Human Life Act,’ which includes language that directly parallels that of the Mississippi personhood amendment. That bill declares that ‘the life of each human being begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent…at which time every human being shall have all the legal and constitutional at(Continued on page 21)

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From the Desk of Mayor Hall Our nation has witnessed a multitude of shootings in the recent months. These shooting sprees have spanned across the country and claimed innocent lives in Colorado, Wisconsin, Texas, Chicago and our very own New York City. We at the Village express our deepest thoughts and prayers to all of the victims’ loved ones in these difficult times, but we need to take further action. Given the frequency of these wretched happenings, it is necessary that the federal government enforces more stringent gun control laws. According to a poll conducted by ABC News/Washington Post, 59 percent of the American public supports stricter enforcement of existing laws. If gun control laws were being enforced across our country, the innocent victims of last week’s shootings would have been spared. Instead, 13 Chicagoans were shot and wounded in seven different shooting incidents within 30 minutes of each other. If gun control laws were being enforced across our country, the man who opened fire in front of the Empire State Building would have been stopped. Instead, the incident left two dead and nine wounded. If we move forth without addressing irresponsible gun ownership, we are simply neglecting the issue at-hand, and in turn, allowing the violence to continue. The shootings across the nation have terrorized Americans while on their daily commute, in the classroom, at the movie theatre and in their place of worship. I refuse to move forth without addressing this issue. I will continue to fight for more stringent gun control as I always have. Mourning and offering sympathy to the victims of these tragedies is not enough. We believe that we can do more to stop criminals and the mentally unstable from getting guns, while protecting the rights of citizens to freely own them. We need to get to the root of this problem, and we will only do it by working together to stop the violence. As Mayor, I am hosting the Stop the Violence Rally on Saturday, September 8, at 12 p.m. Please join me in front of Village Hall to stand in solidarity of gun control and responsible gun ownership. If you are interested in participating in the Village’s march against violence, send me your e-mail and contact info at: mayor@villagaeofhempsteadny.gov. I hope to see many of you at this event. To stay on top of what’s happening in the Village, visit the website: www.villageofhempstead.org and join our electronic mailing list by sendi ng your na me and email address to: Mayor@villageofhempsteadny.gov. To keep abreast of the downtown revitalization, visit: www.renewhempstead.com. You may also share your ideas for the redevelopment and/or provide your feedback on the plan on that site. This Saturday, September 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m, the Village will host a Bicycle Giveaway for Hempstead residents. The Police Department will be giving away 70 bicycles to the lottery winners. To enter the lottery, please come to the Village Armory at 216 Washington Street by 9 a.m. If you aren’t able to make it out to the lottery, I hope you have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend! Sincerely,

Wayne

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Community Development The Incorporated Village of Hempstead Community Development Agency “(CDA)" is a public benefit corporation established in 1964 pursuant to Title 16 Sec 585 to address problems of urban decay. Originally known as the Urban Renewal Agency, the name was changed to Community Development Agency by State Law in 1980. The Agency is led by it's own Board of Directors which is chaired by the Village Mayor. The selection of the Directors is ratified by the Village B o a r d o f T r u s t e e s . The Community Development Agency's function is to plan and implement programs involving the rehabilitation of both the residential and commercial sectors of the village, foster economic growth, provide assistance to public service organizations, eliminate blight and improve opportunities for low & moderate income citizens. The CDA's major programs include:  Special Economic Development  Construction of Affordable Housing  Homeowner's Assistance Program  Small Business Revolving Loan Fund  Commercial Rehabilitation Loan Program  Facade Improvement Program  Public Facilities and Improvement  Micro-Enterprise Incubator Program Claude Gooding, Commissioner (516) 485-5737 50 Clinton Street, Hempstead, N.Y. 11550

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tributes and privileges of personhood.’” [Mother Jones, 11/8/11] · Mother Jones: “Like The Mississippi Amendment, None Of The Personhood Bills Being Considered In Congress Contain Any Exemptions For Victims Of Rape Or Incest.” [Mother Jones, 11/8/11]

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3 dead in NJ supermarket shooting OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A shooting at a New Jersey supermarket early Friday killed three people, and the gunman is believed to be among the dead, a law enforce-

· Ryan Co-Sponsored Sanctity of Human Life Act. [HR 212, Co-Sponsors, introduced 1/7/11] RYAN’S EXTREME ANTI-CHOICE POSITIONS COMPROMISE WOMEN’S SAFETY Paul Ryan Co-Sponsored Bill To Redefine Rape. In 2011, Ryan co-sponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act, which would redefine a ban on federal funding for abortions to exempt only “forcible rape” and not “rape” generally. According to the Washington Post, the Act would make a version of the Hyde Amendment permanent. The Hyde Amendment, which had been renewed every year since 1976, prevented some federally-funded health care programs from covering abortions, with exceptions in cases of rape and incest, and when the life of the woman is threatened. However, under the language proposed by the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act, rape becomes “forcible rape.” The Washington Post reported that the bill’s critics believed “the modifier could distinguish it from other kinds of sexual assault that are typically recognized as rape, including statutory rape and attacks that occur because of drugs or verbal threats.” [HR 3 Co-Sponsors, 112th Congress; Washington Post, 2/1/11] · New York Times: Bill “Narrows The Definition Of Rape To ‘Forcible Rape.’” “The bill, sponsored by Representative Christopher H. Smith, Republican of New Jersey, has drawn fire over language that undercuts a longstanding exemption on the ban on using federal money for abortions in the case of rape or incest; the measure narrows the definition of rape to 'forcible rape,' a term that his office has never defined. Democratic lawmakers and others repeatedly hammered on the term, saying it suggested that victims of statutory rape and other crimes could not get abortions paid for with federal money.” [New York Times, 2/9/11] · Boston Globe: Bill “Reveals Archaic Attitudes About Women’s Health And Equality.” “And it reveals archaic attitudes about women's health and equality. Under the original bill, filed by Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey with 172 Republican cosponsors, only pregnancies resulting from ‘forcible rape’ would be grounds for an exception to the funding ban. Incest would be considered only if the victim was under age 18. This would have sent women back to the bad old days, where a broken jaw or other obvious injury was required to ``prove'' a rape. The reality is that most rapes are not committed by total strangers, and drugs, alcohol, and power relationships are the weapons of choice.” [Boston Globe, 2/5/11]

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ment official said. The law enforcement official had been briefed on the shooting and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the shooting took place in a different jurisdiction. The shooting happened around 4 a.m. inside a Pathmark grocery store in Old Bridge, about 25 miles from Manhattan, Mayor Owen Henry told nj.com. The store was closed and had been scheduled to open at 6 a.m. Two front windows were broken out early Friday, and two police cars were pulled up near the entrance. It wasn’t immediately clear what broke the windows, nor was it clear whether any store workers were still inside the store. Employees in the store at the time of the shooting congregated later in the morning outside a TGI Friday’s restaurant in the same shopping plaza. Police at the scene were keeping onlookers well away from the store. A number of vehicles were in the parking lot outside the supermarket, along with police vehicles. The store and its parking lot were closed Friday. Pathmark officials had no immediate comment on the shooting. Old Bridge is a bedroom suburb of about 65,000 just across the Raritan Bay from New York City’s Staten Island borough. New Jersey Transit closed its nearby park-and-ride lot and told riders that they could park in other park-and-ride lots or could ride a different rail line.

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Dr. Randal Pinkett: How he landed a billion-dollar government contract by ‘putting in the time and energy’ If you are looking for someone who personifies academic and business success in the African-American community, Dr. Randal Pinkett is your go-to guy. Most people remember his rise to fame as the winner of the fourth season of Donald Trump’s The Apprentice, a high point of his career — but there is much more to the man than this 2005 victory. Dr. Pinkett is a Rhodes Scholar, track star, author of multiple books, and has received two master’s degrees and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Most recently, Dr. Pinkett’s company, BCT Partners, was awarded a billion dollars in

contracts from the U.S. government to help implement President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Dr. Pinkett recently sat down with theGrio to share his advice on achieving personal success and entrepreneurship. Dr. Pinkett’s best tip? “Put in the time and energy that it takes to achieve what it is that you want to achieve.” He is a living example of this ethos. Raised in Newark, N.J., Dr. Pinkett’s father died when he was a child. This left his mother to raise him and his older brother alone. Although the doctorate’s family had fewer means, they still nourished him well, empowering him to grow. To this day, Dr. Pinkett is very grateful for these encouragements. “They sacrificed to give me opportunities to go to college and get a solid education,” Pinkett said of his family. Speaking of his mother, he added, “If she can sacrifice to give me opportunities the least I can do is to take advantage of those opportunities. I take very seriously the opportunities that have been given to me.” NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

Dr. Pinkett’s latest new horizon is the broadest of his career. His firm, BCT Partners, was just awarded two contracts from the Department of Health and Human Services worth close to $1 billion to upgrade its healthcare technology infrastructure. The goal is to bring healthcare technology into the 21st century.

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“We want to streamline, consolidate, and engender cost savings [in healthcare management] for the Obama administration,” Dr. Pinkett told theGrio. “The average consumer can expect iPhone apps [that] will be able to access records across the board, comprehensive healthcare and the ability to stream-

line payments to providers. The kind of things that you envision technology being able to do, this contract will allow us to actually do it.” How did Dr. Pinkett get such a great piece of business? “ We’ve been playing in the federal marketplace since 2004, which is about eight years total. It took us a while to gain a foothold in the market.” Yet he faced “a classic catch-22: When you first go after business with the federal government, they ask ‘what have you done for the federal government?’ If you haven’t done any work previously, then you can’t do any work for them!” Inspired by Leonard Greenhalgh and James Lowry’s book, Minority Business Success, Dr. Pinkett finally resolved this conundrum. “We broke in by working with strategic partners. Our main partner was Delta Solutions, who was acquired by a larger company called CACI a while back. They had a long standing track record with working with the government,” he explained. “I had a contact that put me on some of the contracts that Delta Solutions already had as a subcontractor. (Continued on page 25)

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This helped build our track record.” After that, Pinkett decided to partner with the Minority Information Technology Consortium, which is a membership organization consisting of 41 award-winning technology companies. This also helped him with his billion-dollar win. “This move is [a] great example of strength in numbers,” the author and speaker noted. “There is no way we would have pulled this off by ourselves. This shows that you can do more together than you can do apart.” Dr. Pinkett stressed that this strategy can be used as a blueprint for any minority company wanting to do business with the government. Now managing huge federal healthcare contracts, Dr. Pinkett is contemplating the need for African-Americans to take better care of our health. “The two signature challenges as we face as AfricanAmericans are economic empowerment and healthcare,” Dr. Pinkett stated. “The health disparities in the community are wide. We are at the top of the list as it relates to many diseases like diabetes, sickle cell, cancer, and high blood pressure. If we don’t tackle these two issues, they are going to keep plaguing us.” As far as solutions, Dr. Pinkett believes there are many things black people can do to prevent health problems. “If you break it down, it comes down to nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle. Those three things can mitigate a number of challenges. Getting away from highsugar beverages and eating healthy meals can go a very long way. Also, doing 20-30 minutes of cardio daily is helpful.” Along with health, Dr. Pinkett is also passionate about entrepreneurship within the black community. “In order to create more jobs for African-Americans, we have to create more successful companies. If you look at how wealth is created in our country, roughly seven out of every ten millionaires will tell you that they made their millions from owning their own business. “The message is very very simple,” he continued. “We need to get more young people excited to own their own businesses. We need more owners to become more successful, then partnering with other organizations to go after larger opportunities to allow them to grow to scale.” When asked about how the younger generation can achieve his level of success, Dr. Pinkett closed by saying: “There is no substitute for persistence and determination. There are a lot of talented, gifted, and smart people out there. However, not everyone is willing to do the hard work that it takes to make an imprint on this world. A lot of people throw in the towel too easily and quickly. The race is won by he or she that endures.” Thank you Dr. Pinkett for enduring!

New SBA Platform Lets Small Businesses Tell Their Stories Videos Showcase Entrepreneurs Who Have Started or Grown a Business WASHINGTON – Everyone has a story, and now the U.S. Small Business Administration is giving entrepreneurs a new online platform to share their stories and showcase their successful and thriving businesses. SBA today launched “Small Business Owners Speak,” an interactive platform featuring videos by entrepreneurs from across the country who have started or grown a business with the help of the SBA. The videos will be featured at www.sba.gov/stories. “I have the great privilege of meeting small business owners from across the country as I travel every week. But now, thanks to ‘Small Business Owners Speak,’ you can hear their stories, too,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “This page will highlight the voices of successful small business owners who have started or grown a business thanks to help from the Small Business Administration.” The page features videos submitted during SBA’s 2012 National Small Business Week video contest. But to help reach out to more small business owners, SBA has opened “Small Business Owners Speak” to other entrepreneurs interested in submitting a video to be featured at www.sba.gov/stories. More information about the video submission process can be found on the same page. The page features a map of the United States that allows users to click on videos by state or by using the drop-down menu and searching for videos by topic, such as capital, counseling, federal contracting or disaster loans.

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Change in Others Means Change for You Stephen R. Acevedo I recently had the fortunate experience of rekindling an old friendship from high school, which has not only opened me up to the natural aspect of change, but also to the importance of genuineness and giving. Like the ways of nature we are constantly changing, some much more than others, and upon the rekindling of my past friendship I realized how much inspiration and motivation one can gain give from such transformation in personality. When meeting this friend again after some time, I instantly noticed her change in belief, and though she still carried past traits, she was comNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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pletely different in not only perspective, but in direction of life. Somewhere along the line, she gained a great appreciation for helping others and creating an equal and fair opportunity for all, nationally and globally – and it was this newly found appreciation that led her to participate in Occupy Wall Street and other human right events and organizations. She has since taken an activist life that many would deem pointless or even absurd, but one that is genuine and good-willed at heart. Her pursuit for a life of happiness and contentment for every single breathing being may seem impossible to achieve, specifically in society today, but it is her pure and positive intentions along with her strong willed devotion and belief that such a world can exist, that not only inspires me to improve myself by helping others, but to improve the life of others through selfless intentions. During one of our conversations she expressed to me that she does not believe charity should be viewed as something mandatory, and it was in this statement that I realized who she now was, and how far she changed since our days as students – and it made me question my own motives, and just how genuine one must be to express such thought. I reflected on how many times I participated in charity events, and realized that many times, though I truly did want to help others, my motives were self propelled, either because I felt like I was fulfilling my duty in society, or because the charity participation in turn

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New judge assigned in Trayvon Martin case ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A new judge has been assigned to oversee the case of George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin. Debra S. Nelson, a 13-year judicial veteran, was assigned to Zimmerman’s case Thursday. A day earlier, an appeals court granted his attorney’s request for Judge Kenneth Lester to disqualify himself. Attorney Mark O’Mara had asked the court earlier this month to overturn Lester’s decision not to leave the case. O’Mara contended that the judge made disparaging remarks about Zimmerman’s character and advocated for additional charges against him in setting his $1 million bond in July. Two judges on a three-judge appeals panel agreed in an opinion issued Wednesday. O’Mara previously said if he won the appeal, he could re-file previous requests ruled on by Lester.

helped lift my self graciousness as a person. But to be truly devoted to aiding others without expectation of self gain takes the will of an honest spirit, and it was this I saw in her, and in her cause, an in all that supported her ideals and opinions.

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ASK LISA-ANNE .Q. What are the effects of poverty on children and their academic performance? A. Many hoped that K-12 education would help eradicate poverty, but it hasn't worked out that way yet. In his latest article about the academic consequences of poverty, Matthew Lynch argues that teachers need to be especially aware of the effects of poverty in their classrooms. Lynch's article states, "Poverty is a major problem in the United States. The middle class seems to be disappearing and the gap is widening between the upper class and the lower class sectors of society. The socioeconomic status of children and their families has a profound effect on the children’s education, even in a country that prides itself on equal opportunity and fair treatment of all. Socioeconomic status can be determined by one’s level of education, occupation and income. A high socioeconomic status is characterized by a high level of education, and a high status occupation, and a high income. A low socioeconomic status is typified by a lower level of education, a job of low prestige and a low income." "Schools have not been designed to properly serve poor children. They reflect and promote a middle-class way of life." Teachers must keep in mind that poor children often come from homes that are not adequate in terms of shelter and may be in very dangerous communities. In their NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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neighborhood, they may be exposed to drugs, violent crime and prostitution, and may turn to these types of activities themselves at an early age. Parents of children living in poverty often struggle to provide them with enough quality food and medical coverage. Children living in poverty often come to school without having had enough sleep, and without having had breakfast. They often experience family violence, abuse, secondhand smoke, neglect, poor clothing and shoes. Even though they have limited experience in the world, they may not be able to pay for field trips and cannot pay for extracurricular activities of any kind that could actually expand their experience base. This is the frightening reality for millions of children, and teachers are very likely to have impoverished students in their class. Teachers need to consider what that means and how they can reach out to these students and help them excel." This article appeared on the EducationNews.org website. Visit http:// www.educationnews.org/k12-schools/matthew-lyncht h e - a c a d e m i c consequences-ofpoverty/ for the full article. The American Psychological Association, APA.org, reports these effects of poverty on academic achievement: Poverty has a particularly adverse effect on the academic outcomes of children, especially during early childhood. Chronic stress associated with living in poverty has been shown to adversely affect children’s concentration and memory which

may impact their ability to learn. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that in 2008, the dropout rate of students living in low-income families was about four and one-half times greater than the rate of children from higher-income families (8.7 percent versus 2.0 percent). The academic achievement gap for poorer youth is particularly pronounced for low-income African American and Hispanic children compared with their more affluent White peers. Underresourced schools in poorer communities struggle to meet the learning needs of their students and aid them in fulfilling their potential. Inadequate education contributes to the cycle of poverty by making it more difficult for low-income children to lift themselves and future generations out of poverty. Children in poverty may also experience severe behavior problems and psychological effects such as depression and anxiety. Research also shows, Snow et al, that poor districts also tend to have weak teachers. What are your thoughts? LisaAnne Ray-Byers is a li-

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censed and certified speech-language pathologist who has worked in education for over two decades. She holds graduate degrees in speechlanguage pathology and multicultural education. She also holds certification in educational administration. She is the author of the book, They Say I Have ADHD, I Say Life Sucks! Thoughts From Nicholas and coauthor of 365 Ways to Succeed With ADHD both available at www.Amazon.com. She is the education editor of the Community Journal newspaper in Baldwin, NY and a member of the National Education Writers Association. You may contact her at speechlrb@yahoo.com or by visiting her website at www.AskLisaAnne.com

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2013 Bill Gates Scholars Program Giving Away 1,000 Scholarships to Minority Students -- Applications Now Available For 2013 Scholarships --

Blacks with graduate degrees live longer lives Here’s some motivation as students head back to campus this fall. For black students, adding degrees to your resume can also add years to your life. According to a study in the August issue of Health Affairs, black women and men with less than 12 years of education are living ten to 14 years less, respectively, than their white counterparts with 16 or more years of education. For black males in 2008, the life expectancy was age 66 for those without a high school diploma. But a bachelor’s degree or higher can extend their life by ten years. For a black female, the life expectancy goes from age 74 to age 80 for those women with advanced degrees. “Over the last couple of decades, almost all longevity boats have risen,” said S. Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and lead author of the study. “But there have been some subgroups that have had a drop in life expectancy.” In the article, it concluded that blacks with college degrees still lived four to six years less than whites with the same level of education. It went on to state that white males and females outlived black males and females, respectively, at every age and level of education, with the exception of age 60, where black females have a slight longevity advantage over white females. “There are essentially two Americas,” said Olshansky. In a positive light, the male and female population of both races are about equal in attaining college education at age 25 in 2008, but the number of white men with 16 or more years of education is double that of black men. The numbers are just as low for females — 30 percent of white females go on to achieve advanced degrees, while only 18 percent of black females do. The study highlights the beneficial effects of education on health, as it encourages the adoption of healthier lifestyles, a better ability to cope with stress and more effective management of chronic diseases. Some experts say the racial and educational disparities tied to health are caused by socioeconomic factors. “Health statuses are affected by income and educational statuses,” said Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, Professor of Public Health at Lehman College – City University of New York Graduate Center and the Founding Director of the CUNY Institute for Health Equity. “Those social determinants are the conditions that keep [negativey] affecting blacks and their poor health.” According to the United States Census Bureau, only 19 percent of (Continued on page 30)

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Nationwide (August 15, 2012) -- Every year, the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented minority students to receive a goodthrough-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The program provides scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career. Administered by the United Negro College Fund, the program was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 1999, it has funded the education of more than 16,000 students, awarding them more than $614 million dollars to pay for tuition, fees, books and housing. The program aims to reduce financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need; increase the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented; develop a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees; and provide seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs, for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines Individuals selected as Gates Scholars will receive funds in an amount to be determined based on their financial need. The amount determined will be based on the cost of tuition, fees, books and living expenses for the 2013-2014 academic year, as well as the availability of grants and other scholarships reported on the financial aid award letter. The average scholarship award in the 2000-2010 academic years was $11,000 per student. The application process is a three-part effort: 1) a Student Application is completed and submitted by the student; 2) a Nominator Form must be completed and submitted by an educator- Principal, teacher, guidance counselor or higher education representative; 3) a Recommender Form must be completed and submitted by any adult who is familiar with the student's community service and leadership activities, such as a supervisor at work or a community leader. The deadline for submission is January 16, 2013. To apply for the 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars program, visit: www.scholarshipsonline.org/2012/08/the-gates-millennium-scholarsprogram.html To find hundreds of other scholarship opportunities, visit: www.ScholarshipsOnline.org PAGE 29


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Freeport Students Study Quasars with Scientists at Caltech Three students from J.W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport worked alongside scientists at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena this summer as part of a special project studying quasars. Their goal was to find a correlation between the central part of the quasar and the cool dust that swirls many light years away. If the students and teachers succeed, it will be the first time that such a relationship will be established. Dodd lead science teacher Tom Doyle and the three students, eighth-grader Rebecca Robles and seventh-graders Rajiv Chanda and Adrian Payamps, worked under the guidance of scientist Dr. Varoujan Gorjian, along with teachers and students from three other schools, from July 15-20. In addition to working with the scientists, Rebecca, Rajiv and Adrian gave scientific presentations at the Spitzer Science Center. They also toured the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and saw the replica of the robot “Curiosity” that recently landed on Mars. Funding for this trip was made possible through Mr. Doyle’s participation in the NASA/Infrared Processing Analysis Center Teacher Archive Research Program. (Continued from page 29)

blacks aged 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2009. Yet, the poverty rate among blacks that year was 25.8 percent, up from 24.7 percent in 2008. In hopes to combat that stigma, President Obama signed an executive order last month following his speech at the National Urban League conference in New Orleans to ensure that federal programs and initiatives administered by the Department of Education and other federal agencies uphold their pledge to assist blacks in achieving a higher education. Some of these objectives include:  Reducing the dropout rate of African-American students and increasing the proportion of African-American students who graduate from high school prepared for college and a career  Increasing college access, college persistence, and college attainment for African American students NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

 Improving the quality of, and expanding access to, adult education, literacy, and career or technical education While this study and the newly signed initiative are further developments in the approach to encourage more blacks to obtain advanced degrees, some professionals are weary of the final outcome. “The only thing that makes me a little hesitant is that everyone says in a couple of generations blacks will become upwardly mobile,” says Aguirre-Molina. “African-Americans have been here for many years, decades and centuries and their situation relative to the length of time they’ve been here should have improved much more greatly than it has. So again, until we begin to address the issues of race, racism and poverty, it’s not going to move as far ahead as we would like. But there is hope.”

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Sweep Nets 25 Convicted Drunk Drivers for Ignition Interlock Violations The defendants were arrested after driving to probation meetings MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice joined with Probation Department Director John Fowle to announce that a sweep targeting convicted drunk drivers who attempted to violate ignition interlock requirements has resulted in 25 arrests. The two-week sweep, conducted by the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the Nassau County Department of Probation, used surveillance on convicted drunk drivers to ensure their compliance with the law. Offenders required to have ignition interlock devices are not permitted to drive any vehicle without them, and must pay for the device. “Ignition interlocks protect our roadways by requiring that convicted drunk drivers prove that they’re sober when they get behind the wheel,” Rice said. “When those protections are circumvented, however, every motorist and pedestrian is endangered. This sweep shows Nassau County law enforcement’s commitment to ensuring compliance with this life-saving measure. I want to thank our fellow law enforcement agencies for their efforts in this sting.” Ignition interlock devices became mandatory for any drunk driver sentenced on or after August 15, 2010. The device requires the driver

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to pass a breath test in order to start the vehicle, as well as “rolling retests” until the vehicle is stopped and turned off. If the device detects alcohol on the driver’s breath, the horn will honk, the lights will flash, and the driver is instructed to stop the car. In some cases the police may respond to investigate. In all cases, a notice of violation will be sent to Probation, the DA’s Office, and the court. In addition, the vehicle will enter “lockout” mode, preventing the car from starting if the driver does not report to the service provider.

Nassau County District The defendants were arrested Attorney Kathleen Rice after driving illegally to meet with their probation officers. Rice said that the DA’s Office will continue to work with the Department of Probation to conduct spot checks on convicted drunk drivers going forward. “Statistics have shown that thirty to fifty percent of first time drunk drivers in New York State will reoffend,” said County Executive Edward P. Mangano. “The power of ignition interlock technology is that it prevents convicted drunk drivers from starting their vehicles if they have been drinking. There are approximately 2,800 DWI offenders currently under supervision of the Nassau County Probation Department, another 600 drunk drivers who are monitored for the Court through Probation's Alcohol Interlock Monitoring program, and nearly 900 of these individuals have ignition interlock devices installed in their vehicles. These statistics speak volumes about the severity of this life threatening issue. We will continue to work collaboratively with the District Attorney to deter drunk driving and to enforce compliance with those who have been convicted of this reckless act.” (Continued on page 32)

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The following defendants were charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Without a Court-Ordered Interlock and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle:  Louis Tobar, 43, of Port Washington  Ivan Arias, 28, of East Meadow  Heisten Salamea, 37, of Port Washington  Jennifer Asse, 32, of Hempstead  Mark Moscola, 38, of North Massapequa  Edgar Barrientos, 29, of Elmont  Luis Ayala, 29, of Uniondale  Shannon Daniels, 27, of Hempstead  Lashona Jackson, 32, of Hempstead  Andres Santiago, 57, of Uniondale  Yunior Cruz, 26, of Baldwin  Joseph Caporicci, 44, of Locust Valley  Kevin Fairley, 43, of Elmont  Nicolas Corrow, 22, of Valley Stream

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 George Payne, 44, of Levittown  Anthony Piekunka, 39, of Uniondale  Martin Earley, 22, of Hempstead  Alan Jacoby, 33, of Wantagh  Vladimir Jean, 31, of East Massapequa  Lisa Wallace-Faath, 46, of Mineola A judge can sentence each of the defendants to up to a year in jail if convicted, as well as re-sentence them on their underlying DWI case. Four more defendants, Kervin Glemeau, 26, of Hempstead, Diana Marie Sinclair, 27, of Valley Stream, Michael Diehl, 34, of Bethpage, and Alexander Guy, 25, of Westbury, were arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle. Shannon Daniels was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle as a felony because he has 18 license suspensions on 12 dates. The charge is upgraded to a felony when a defendant has had 10 suspensions on 10 dates. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted. These charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Jericho Man Charged With Stealing More Than $600K in Insurance Premiums from Client Koch spent money on country club membership, luxury car payments, and gambling trips MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a Jericho man has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies after stealing more than $648,000 in insurance premiums from a client and spending the money on country club memberships, luxury car payments, and gambling trips. Joseph Koch, 54, was arrested this morning by DA Investigators and charged with three counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted and is scheduled to be arraigned later today in First District Court, Hempstead. Rice said that between June 2009 and June 2011, Koch, then the president of The Louis Koch Insurance Agencies, Inc. in Baldwin, was paid more than $648,000 in insurance premiums by a commercial property management company. Instead of using that money to pay various insurance companies for NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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which he was acting as their agent, however, Koch stole the money for himself. Koch used the stolen money to make purchases at retail stores, pay for country club memberships, Mercedes Benz car payments, gambling trips, mortgage payments, and his income taxes. “Mr. Koch’s theft left his client without coverage and facing potentially serious liability issues, but all he cared about was living the high life on somebody else’s dime,” Rice said. “It’s unimaginable that he thought he could get away with so brazenly flaunting the theft of more than a half million dollars.” The case was referred to the District Attorney’s Office by the New York State Department of Insurance, which is now part of the New York State Department of Financial Services, and the arrest is the result of a joint investigation by the two agencies. “The defendant in this case used a position of trust to cheat an innocent client,” said Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services. “The Department of Financial Services is committed to combating crimes like this which victimize innocent people and undermine the integrity of the insurance industry. I applaud District Attorney Rice for her efforts in bringing this defendant to justice.” Assistant District Attorney Peter Mancuso of the Government & Consumer Frauds Bureau is prosecuting the case for the DA’s Office. Koch is represented by Stacy Eves, Esq. The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. PAGE 33


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What is your face telling you about your body? In most cultures a face covered with acnes or pimples is a part of puberty, and we all know that just like obesity, a skin condition may result to poor self esteem issues in younger people. The face is the first thing most people see and we cannot hide it. The usual prescription for antibiotics or steroids is not always the answer; topical treatments may work temporarily or may contribute to more problems in the long run. Looking at the part of the body related to the location of acne on the list below, and begin to support the organ associated with the area may be helpful. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the face is always telling a story, each part of the face has a meaning and is emotional connected to related body system. 1. The chin: kidney and bladder 2. The sides of forehead: gallbladder 3. Under the eyes: liver and kidneys 4. Above eyebrows: liver 5. Between eyes: spleen intestine 6. Bridge of nose: heart 7. Cheeks :lungs 8. Upper lip: stomach 9. Lower lip: intestines 10. Creases at base of nostrils: spleen 11. Corners of mouth: colon 12. Jaw line: lungs Acne maybe the results of  Hormonal changes  Stressful lifestyle  Use of oral contraceptives  Lack of sleep  The use of certain medications  Anxiety or even bullying  Overworking  Diet rich in carbohydrate because it may increase blood sugar, thus causing acne, also dairy products Take a look at the chart above and compare to the list of organs affected, it maybe revealing to you areas that needs your immediate attention. The face in an extension of our skin, which is the largest organ in the body, it can be the mirror reflecting to us various potential internal issues.

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When the other elimination channels are clogged or sluggish, toxins often come to the surface of the skin as an indication to cleanse the body. It is important to improve your diet and drink more water. Consider adding more fiber to your diet to help move food along, or even doing a detox with Colon Hydrotherapy at Eau De Vie Wellness Center or visit www.odvwellnesscenter.com Remember this to not an attempt to practice medicine this is based on compilation of information; make an appointment with your doctor to look into a possible laboratory testing to come with a conclusion. Disclaimer: This article is intended to provide general educational information. Information provided should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, you should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. This article is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical advice, and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider's judgment. Nor should readers rely upon my information if they might need emergency medical treatment. I strongly encourage readers to consult with a qualified health care professional for answers to personal questions. By writing this article I do not establish a doctor-patient relationship with the readers. The information and opinions expressed here are believed to be accurate, based on the best judgment available to the author, and readers who fail to consult with appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries. Your feedback and questions are welcome. For specific personal coaching, you can email Immacula Oligario directly at info@yesicandoit2.com or visit us online @ www.yesicandoit2.com

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Yeah, I Can: fitsmi.com© and fitsmi2go© The fitsmi.com© and fitsmi2go©apps were developed for teen girls who struggle with weight and self-image issues. The site is designed to target America’s “seven million teen girls,” Linda Frankenbach, the app developer, says, “because that group will tell you they are concerned about their weight, and we knew that we could best reach teen girls on the Internet.” Frankenbach’s own weight struggles as a teen prompted the idea for fitsmi.com.

Kids health: There’s an app for that Class is back in session and kids are donning the latest fashions, tweeting about classes, and trying to stay a download ahead of the latest technology trends. But, before the juggle of homework, exams and pep rallies blur each school day, tech-loving students, and their parents, can tap or click their way to health and fitness success. Research by University of Illinois researchers suggests that physical activity boosts academic performance, so if kids want to stay at the head of the class and keep health and fitness a top priority, there is an app for that. Guessing Game: Smash Your Food The Smash Your Food app makes a guessing game of learning caloric content of foods. Kids watch a HD video of high-calories foods being smashed, guess the amount of sugar, sodium and oil, and then pull a lever to reveal the right answers. The app, the brain child of Marta De Wulf, a private-practice nutritionist in Seattle, was a winner in first lady Michelle Obama’s Apps for Healthy Kids contest in 2010. “The objective is for children to learn nutrition by leveraging the latest technology, and to empower them to make healthy decisions for the right reason, not because they’re told to,” De Wulf says. Kids watch as individual foods, such as fries and doughnuts, and whole meals, such aS hamburgers, fries and soda are smashed. They can then advance to different levels by earning points based on their game play. An android app is in development. “It’s been interesting to see the behavior changes children are making,” De Wulf says. Everybody say, “Ohm”: I Am Love Kids’ Yoga Journey Who said yoga is only for adults? The I Am Love Kids’ Yoga Journey is a hand-drawn app that allows children to tap into their inner yogi and strike a pose. The interactive yoga app features 13 poses featuring children. Kids can also press the “Press the Breath” button to hear an affirmation. The “Guess What?” feature teaches children a new fact each time they press the button. The product description says the app was developed to “help kids feel great about themselves and helps them experience increased concentration in a noncompetitive environment.”

The site provides an online community where teen girls who struggle with weight issues can find a refuge and support, receive educational information and set goals to stay on track. FitsmiForMoms.com, a companion site to fitsmi.com, is a Web community for parents of children struggling with being overweight. Dr. Marilyn McPherson Corder is a pediatrician in Washington, D.C. Last summer, Dr. Corder and her daughter Adrienne Corder, who is a fitness specialist, ran a six-week boot camp designed to teach children about healthy eating and exercise options. The average weight loss was 16 pounds among the 30 camp participants. Dr. Corder says summer months are a great time to change children’s eating and fitness behaviors. “Kids have a whole different mind-set if we reach them during the summer, and begin to turn the tide and help them embrace lifestyle changes — it takes a village, but it certainly takes the family unit,” Corder says. Clicking for Your Child’s Health: HealthyChildren.org Engaging children in health and fitness may be a struggle for some moms and dads, but there are also tools crafted for these hesitant parents. HealthyChildren.org, the official American Academy of Pediatrics website for parents, launched the Healthy Children app for Apple and Android devices in August 2012. The organization’s Healthy Children former print magazine is now offered as an e-zine that can be accessed through the new app. “So many people have smart phones and tablets, it’s great to access this information this way; Portable information is much better than having pages and pages of content on a website,” says Dr. Jennifer Shu, an Atlanta pediatrician in private practice, and medical editor of HealthyChildren.org. Shu says the app provides parents and teens access to information such as alcohol, drugs, fitness, nutrition and safety. “These are good ways to start conversations,” Shu says. Parents can search age-by-age health information for their children, check immunization schedules, access first-aid how-to information and other resources. The app also includes a Find-A-Pediatrician tool and the Ask the Pediatrician advice column. The Eat-and-Move-o-Matic is an educational tool that allows children to see how many calories are in their favorite foods and shows the amount of time it will take to work those calories off. So plug in a bean and cheese burrito and Eat-and-Move-O-Matic will show that there are 379 calories in the burrito, and that it will take one hour and 48 minutes of medium-impact exercise to work off those calories. Apps are great way to engage kids about their health because, Dr. Corder says, “they are fun, and they allow the kids to monitor and pace themselves, so there is an accountability factor.”

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Health Day at Bethany Seventh Day Adventist The Bethany Seventh Day Adventist Church in Westbury held their Annual Health Day at the church. Town of Hempstead presented Certificates of Recognition to guest speakers Vernon & Sheree Dawson who spoke about the importance of diet and nutrition in preventing disease. The Councilwoman congratulated church pastors Jaime Kowlessar and Dr. Wisly Augustin.

South Hempstead Baptist Church Winfield Memorial Day South Hempstead Baptist Church in Hempstead hosted their Annual Winfield Memorial Family & Friends Day at the church. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby presented a Certificate of Recognition to Rev. Phillip McDowell, recognizing the important role that the church plays in serving the spiritual, cultural, social and educational needs of the community. Pictured: Cynthia Mitchell, Off. Of Mayor Hardwick Bruce Lattimer Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper Shirley Brown Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby Rev. Phillip McDowell Daisy Davis Ed Tolver II, Pres., Hempstead NAACP Paulette Williams NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Life Changing Words It’s For Your Good Romans 8:28 KJV “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Once again we are closing one year and opening up another. As this New Year comes in we can be thankful for all things that has happened in our lives in 2008. God never said that everything would be wonderful but He said in this life you would have trials and tribulations but take heed for He (Christ) has overcome them all. When you look back at your trials and tribulations don’t be sad but rejoice knowing that God has all things under control. Even when we can’t understand why God has allowed some things to happen we must lean on our faith and His word. We must know and believe that everything that has gone on in our life is for a purpose. I know from experience that it’s easier said then done. For when you are in bad situations and horrific circumstances and not of your own accord it is hard to believe anything. How can bad work out for my good? However the truth of the matter is bad sometimes teaches you what good truly is. After you have gone through life a little while you will begin to realize you don’t have to find evil or bad situations they will find you. For Apostle Paul stated in Romans 7:21 “I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.”

let it be afraid for surely as God was with you in 2008 He will be with you in 2009. Now to all of you that Love God and that are called according to His purpose let me leave you with this; “Your labor in the Lord, hardships in life, and your heart ships from people were not in vain.” It shall and will all work together for your good…HAPPY NEW YEARS!!! Dr. Karen Deadwyler is a new author inspired by God. Her first book titled “His Miraculous Way” speaks of her victory through Jesus Christ. To inquire about her book or to send comments email her at kaynrony@yahoo.com or visit her website: www.godlypleasures.org She is the Visionary and founder of a women’s ministry called Willing Women of Worship Fellowship.

Now on the other hand we must look for what is truly good in life and that’s Christ. I know that 2008 may have not been all you hoped it would be but it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. Truly right now it really doesn’t matter how good or bad it was because no matter what the test and trials were if you are reading this article than we made it through. And with Jesus Christ being our helper, our strong tower and our place of refuge 2009 is looking wonderful and it shall be simply amazing. So rejoice and let not your heart be troubled anymore neither NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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ABBA Back To School Celebration ABBA Leadership Center, Evangelist Reginald Benjamin, Director, held their Annual Back to School Celebration where book bags and supplies were distributed to Hempstead students. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby congratulated Evangelist Benjamin, volunteers and sponsors who made the event possible. Brandon Ray, Trustee Hempstead Public Schools Imani Barge Amira Carrington Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby Evangelist Reginald Benjamin Daniel & Alejandra Funez Waylyn Hobbs, Trustee Hempstead Public Schools

Hymns for hard times: What are your favorite gospel songs for coping with life’s challenges? From Clutch Magazine: If you have even a passing knowledge of Christian church attendance, you’ve probably heard a few hymns in your day. Whether you pulled a dusty hymnal from the back of a pew to read lyrics or you picked them up from a relative singing them while cleaning on Saturday mornings, you probably know the words, too. Because they’re so ancient and so easily associated with elders, hymns can provide us a deep sense of a nostalgia, reassurance, and comfort. I have two hymns I associate with my late grandmothers. The first is “Swing Low Sweet Chariot,” which my maternal great-grandmother used to play on an out-of-tune piano from time to time. I always thought the lyrics were “swing low, sweet cherry, oh!” and she never corrected me. In fact, we never talked at all about what that song meant or about what it meant to her and why it was the hymn she played more often than any other. But to this day, when I hear it, she’s the only person I think of. The other is “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less,” which my paternal grandmother used to seeing in a lilting soprano while I sat up under her on the pew at her small Christian fellowship. “All other ground is sinking sand,” she’d croon with confidence

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New York Call at Eisenhower Park The New York Call, sponsored by churches throughout the Tri-State area, was held at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. The event was highlighted by speakers, music artists and host, Pastor Donnie McClurkin. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby had an opportunity to address the audience and congratulate Rev. McClurkin.

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KEEPING KIDS SAFE ON FOOTBALL FIELD If it’s August, it means high school football players are practicing and getting ready for the season and sometimes they are outside in dangerously hot conditions. The number one medical scare that comes to mind is heat stroke. Last summer two Georgia high school football players died from heat stroke conditions. One, 16 year old Forrest Jones, of Locust Grove High School, collapsed while leaving the field after practice. Doctors at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta said his death was heat related. In Lake City, Fla., Don’terio J. Searcy, 16 of Fitzgerald High School in Georgia, died following practice at a football camp. We don’t know the details of these two tragedies but we can make an educated guess that the deaths were heat related. There appears to be a rise in high school player deaths from heat related illnesses. Andrew Grundstein, as associate professor in the department of geography at the University of Georgia who has interests in climate and health, told USA Today that the rise can be attributed to the fact that the players are bigger, and morning temperatures higher, than they were decades ago. “You have 300-pound high school guys walking out to practice, and you have no medical staff, and they’re going six hours in 100-degree temperatures,” said Douglas Casa in USA Today. Casa heads the Korey Stringer Institute, named after the Minnesota Vikings player who died of heat stroke during preseason practice 10 years ago. When Casa was 16 and running a race in Buffalo in July, he collapsed from a heat stroke and his life was

GOLF SHOW COMING TO BROOKLYN Medgar Evers College (MEC) in Brooklyn, NY opens its doors to The Darby Foundation for the First Annual Golf Show. September 7, 2012 is the date for The Darby Foundation “MOMENTS OF HISTORY TOUR”, GOLF SHOW, AND EXHIBIT WITH USGA-MUSEUM!!! The "Moments of History Tour" consists of distinguished panelists, individuals who have made a significant contribution to the sport of golf and to American History. All the participants will share valuable insights about the challenges they faced; and how they overcame those challenges to pursue their dreams and achieve their goals. The intent of the "Moments of History Tour" is to pave the way for this future generation. Humans all have dreams. We all have been given gifts and often times through challenges we develop the integrity, and character necessary for becoming the person we are destined to be. USGA Museum Honors "American Champions and Barrier Breakers". Some of the world's greatest athletic achievements have been accomplished in the face of untold adversity. Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson all excelled in their respective sports, not only performing competitively at an exceptionally high level, but shattering racial barriers in the process. The exhibit will be on display from Feb. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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saved by quick thinking athletic trainers who brought down his body’s core temperature with cold, wet towels and ice and quickly rushed him to a nearby emergency room, where he was placed in an ice filled tub. Casa wonders why any athlete dies of heat related death because the solution is simple. Afflicted athletes should lie neckdeep in ice-water bath supervised by physicians or athletic trainers. Heat stroke, he says, is preventable with these simple measures. Another danger high school players face is head collisions. The long-term danger of concussions has become a national issue. Some parents, including the families of former NFL players such as Kurt Warner, are re-considering whether it's worth the risk. "Head impact exposure in youth football, particularly at higher severities, can be reduced through evaluating and restructuring practices," said Stefan M. Duma, of the Center for Injury Biomechanics. "This can be achieved through teaching proper tackling techniques and minimizing drills that involve full contact; and instead, focusing on practicing fundamental skill sets needed in football at these young ages." Based on their studies, Duma and others have called for the elimination of high-impact practice drills that do not replicate game situations, such as drills where players are asked to line up and run right at each other. Let’s hope that our local high school coaches and staff take precautions for the heat and for the collision hits and that they keep our youngsters healthy so they can compete in a sport they love….The Hempstead Tigers Football kick off the gridiron season September 8th at East Meadow, 1:30pm. They debut at home 9/15 against Valley Stream Central, 1:30pm. Win or lose, the Tigers are exciting to watch because they play hard and they leave everything out there on the field! -B.J. Robinson B.J. Robinson is an educator and an advocate for youth sports. She is also the author of the young adult biography, “LeBron James: King of the Court.” 17, 2012, to Feb. 2014, and celebrates the lives of Robinson, Louis and Gibson, their sports achievements and their important legacies. "American Champions and Barrier Breakers: Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson" has been developed through the African-American Golf Archive, which was created in 2010 by the United States Golf Association and The PGA of America and is housed in the USGA Museum. For more information about the USGA Museum, go to www.usgamuseum.com. The Golf Show will feature major manufacturers demonstrating their new club lines for 2012. The Discount Pro Shop will offer bargains galore on clubs, balls, apparel, shoes and accessories. The discounts are real, too. If you see nothing else at the show, visit the shop for substantial savings. The Darby Foundation Demo Stage will feature hourly discussions on the Swing, The Rules, The Mental Game and Putting. Pros will provide free 10 minute lessons on the full swing and the short game. Exhibitors from far and near offer great deals on travel, resorts and local and regional golf. Others will help you get in shape for golf physically and financially. The Darby Foundation returns this year with its popular FUN’ RAISER GOLF OUTING where you will learn how to get involved in reaching Inner City Youth in the area. Women are invited to get their swing analyzed or learn the basics from Golf Professional at the Executive Women’s Golf area. Put it on your calendar and watch for more news on other Darby Programs. www.darbyfoundation.org PAGE 43


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Baldwin Knights Basketball Classic The Baldwin Knights held their 1st Annual Basketball Classic at Coes Neck Park in Baldwin. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby was on hand to cheer the team on and congratulate the players and coaches: Tanya Parris, Miles

Gabby Douglas preparing to launch gymnastics tour LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabby Douglas has barely had time to enjoy her Olympic allaround gymnastics success and now it’s time to get back to work. Douglas and the rest of the U.S. women’s team convened Monday night in Ontario, Calif., to begin rehearsals for the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions. Nastia Liukin, the 2008 Olympic all-around champion, is participating and helping choreograph the three-month tour that opens Sept. 8 in San Jose. Liukin says she’s been impressed with how Douglas has handled herself since the 16-year-old wowed at the Olympics with a gold medal in the all-around. She’s encouraged Douglas to enjoy every moment of her newfound success and fame. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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