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Rally For Trayvon Martin Hempstead Village officials, community leaders and residents attended a rally in support of the family of Trayvon Martin and condemning the killing of the Florida teenager. Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Mayor Wayne Hall, Rev. Dr. William A. Watson, and many others protested the slaying of Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26. This was the first rally in connection with the incident held on Long Island. The event also featured student speakers and a performance by the Hempstead High School choir. Those who attended wore hooded sweatshirts to protest racial stereotypes used to justify the incident. Organizers support bringing to justice Martin's killer, George Zimmerman who told Sanford police he fired in self-defense.

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Women Trailblazers Honored by YEI The Youth Empowerment Institute in Uniondale hosted their First Annual John L. Kearse Ceremony honoring women trailblazers in the community, held at the Evergreen Charter School in Hempstead. YEI is a cultural arts company that provides youth with programs in the theatre and performing arts. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby was pleased to be one of the honorees at the event. The Councilwoman congratulated all of the honorees and Allah Supreme Mathematics, Executive Director YEI, Inc. Honorees: Darlene Harris-McCabe, Uniondale, Dr. Cynthia Diaz, Elmont, Hon. Tanya Hobson-Williams, Floral Park, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby Allalh Supreme Mathematics, Uniondale, Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper, Dean Anissa Moore, Long Beach, Shelly Brazley, Hempstead, NY 11550 Iris Johnson, CEO EOC, Hempstead

Black off-duty cop shot 28 times by white officers faces 80 years in prison Howard Morgan, a detective for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, was off-duty when he was pulled over by four white officers for driving the wrong way on a one-way street in February. Morgan and the Chicago police disagree about the altercation that followed, which left the former officer with 28 gun shot wounds. The Huffington Post reports on the story: As much of the country follows the Trayvon Martin case, activists in Chicago are hoping to bring some of that attention to Howard Morgan, a former Chicago police officer who was shot 28 times by white officers -- and lived to tell his side of the story. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

Morgan was off-duty as a detective for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad when he was pulled over for driving the wrong way on a one-way street on Feb 21, 2005, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. While both police and Morgan agree on that much, what happened next is a mystery. According to police, Morgan opened fire with his service weapon when officers tried to arrest him, which caused them to shoot him 28 times. His family, however, very much doubts those claims. “Four white officers and one black Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad police man with his weapon on him — around the corner from our home — and he just decided to go crazy? No. That’s ludicrous,” Morgan's wife, Rosalind Morgan, told the SunTimes. She was not the only person to doubt CPD's side of the story. A Change.org petition signed by more than 2,600 peo-

ple called for all charges against Morgan to be dropped, and now Occupy Chicago is getting involved. "After being left for dead, he survived and was then charged with attempted murder of the four white officers who

brutalized him," Occupy wrote on their website, adding that Morgan was found not guilty on three counts, including discharging his weapon. The same jury that cleared him of opening fire on the officers, however, deadlocked on a charge of attempted murder -- and another jury

found him guilty in January. That jury was not allowed to hear that Morgan had been acquitted of the other charges. Protesters and Morgan's family say the second trial amounted to double jeopardy, and claim officers have gone to great lengths to obstruct justice in the case:Howard Morgan's van was crushed and destroyed without notice or cause before any forensic investigation could be done. ... Howard Morgan was never tested for gun residue to confirm if he even fired a weapon on the morning in question. The State never produced the actual bullet proof vest worn by one of the officers who claimed to have allegedly taken a shot directly into the vest on the morning in question. The State only produced a replica. “If they can do this and eliminate double jeopardy and your constitutional rights, then my God, I fear for every Afro-American — whether they be male or female — in this corrupt unjust system,” Morgan's wife told the Sun-Times. Howard Morgan will be sentenced Thursday. He faces 80 years in prison.

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Strip-search injustice McClatchy-Tribune News Service Published: Thursday, Apr. 5, 2012 - 5:17 am Copyright 2012 . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, April 4: By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that people arrested over traffic and other minor offenses can be stripsearched even if there is no reasonable suspicion that they are concealing weapons or contraband. But the court's decision goes too far. Jailers have a responsibility to make sure that their facilities are secure, but they can do so without the blanket authority the court has given them. The decision was a defeat for Albert Florence, a finance director for a car dealership who was on his way to a family celebration when a New Jersey state trooper stopped his car and, after finding that he had an NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

outstanding warrant, arrested him. The warrant had been issued because of a fine that he actually had paid. Florence was taken to a county jail where, he said, he was ordered to strip and lift his genitals, while an officer inspected him from an arm's length away. After six days, he was transferred to another facility, where he was subjected to a similarly invasive inspection. In dismissing Florence's civil rights suit against county officials, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's majority opinion deferred broadly to jail officials and said it would be unworkable to oblige them to search only those prisoners they reasonably suspected of concealing drugs or weapons. Citing the example of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh,

who was arrested for driving without a license plate, Kennedy noted that "people detained for minor offenses can turn out to be the most devious and dangerous criminals." But many jurisdictions see that as a remote possibility. In his dissent, Justice Stephen G. Breyer noted that 10 states and several federal agencies - including the U.S. Marshals Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement - require reasonable suspicion or probable cause for such searches. The one consolation in the majority decision is that Kennedy - in a part of his opinion not joined by Justice Clarence Thomas - left open whether arrestees could be strip-searched if they weren't assigned to the general jail population but were

detained separately (for example, in a cell at a police station). In a concurring opinion, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. suggested that for many people accused of minor offenses, "admission to the general jail population, with the concomitant humiliation of a strip-search, may not be reasonable." Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. made a similar observation in his concurrence. That suggests a majority of the court recognizes that if authorities insist on detaining individuals accused of traffic violations or other trivial offenses, they should be housed separately or released pending an appearance in court.

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Self-declared Mega Millions winner Mirlande Wilson: I lost the ticket

A mother-of-seven who claimed she was one of the winners of the $656 million Mega Millions lottery told NBC News on Thursday that she has lost the ticket. Mirlande Wilson, 37, claims she bought the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven in Baltimore, but so far none of the three winners -- the two others were in Illinois and Kansas -has actually come forward to claim the money. Asked by NBC Washington’s Shomari Stone whether she was going to ask for her share, Wilson said, "if I find it [the ticket]." Stone then asked Wilson if she had lost the ticket and she replied, "I misplaced it." Read more news on NBC

Washington She was reportedly responsible for a McDonald's employee pool of Mega Millions tickets, but has said that the winning ticket wasn’t part of the pool. On Wednesday, Wilson’s lawyer Edward Smith Jr., asked the press to leave her alone. Journalists gathered in his office and were then told to go away. "That's really it … to ask you to go back to your places," Smith said. Woman who claims to be Mega Millions winner: Leave me alone Wilson, a Haitian immigrant, told Stone that her situation was "really stressful."

about her story, Stone asked her if she had made it up. "I didn’t make up the story," Wilson told him. "I did not make up no story to get no attention." Maryland Lottery director Stephen Martino said the winner has until Sept. 28 to claim the prize. The winner has to do so in person, but doesn't have to make their identity public. Two other winning tickets were sold in Illinois and Kansas. Martino said the winning ticket was sold at approximately 7:15 p.m. on March 30 - less than four hours before the drawing -- at the 7-Eleven on Liberty Avenue in Baltimore. It was a Quick Pick ticket, and was the only one purchased at that time.

Martino said that officials have looked at surveillance tape at the 7-Eleven, but that there is an issue because the timestamp on the tape does not exactly match the timestamp of the lottery ticket machine, so they can't be exactly sure who bought the ticket from that video. Because of all of the rumors swirling around who possesses the ticket, Martino is urging people who bought tickets at the 7-Eleven to check their tickets again to make sure they don't have the winner. He said he hopes that people haven't thrown out their tickets thinking that someone else won, only to have had the winning ticket all along.

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Trayvon Martin case: Will it deepen the black vs. brown divide? http://www.thegrio.com/ specials/trayvon-martin/trayvonmartin-case-will-it-deepen-theblack-vs-brown-divide.php?page=2

It would seem as has been the case time and time again, the white elephant in the room is always overlooked. Even though this white elephant is standing in the half bath and there are two people trying to get in at the same time and use it. As White America stands by and contemplates the Trayvon Martin Zimmerman fiasco Black America swings to and fro on every word some shirt and tie on the television tube

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utters on his way to a gated community and his weekly pay check. How hard is this? A young man has been killed and a self proclaimed community guardian is responsible yet has not been charged. Let’s see, if this scenario helps jog our national sense of fair play: I a black man take the bus to the City Hall and proclaim myself Associate Mayor then I shoot and kill the Deputy Mayor do I get a pass? Oh! Yes this make believe city I am in is in a “Right to Stand your ground” state. I forgot to point that out. Which is funny because I don’t remember anyone asking Zimmerman if he knew

By Sherry Colb, Special to CNN updated 11:31 AM EDT, Wed April 4, 2012 Editor's note: Sherry Colb is a professor of law and Charles Evans Hughes Scholar at Cornell University Law School. (CNN) -- On Monday, a 5-4 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court approved strip searches of everyone entering jail after arrest for even the most minor offense. The ruling exposed a disturbing insensitivity. The plaintiffs in the case, Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, were arrested for relatively minor offenses, such as walking a dog without a leash. Their lawsuit challenged a policy in two New Jersey detention facilities where all arrested people are strip-searched before joining the inside population. In one facility, this means "a complete disrobing, followed by an examination of the nude inmate ... by the supervising officer, which is then followed by a supervised shower with a delousing agent." In the other facility, the booking process NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

that law at the time of the murder or was that so magical revelation after the murder. Or could that law have been the motive that encouraged him to test it out? I think the natural progression in the Martin/Zimmerman case is that the shoe has to appear on the other foot before the law of “Stand your own ground is truily tested for fairness. In the meantime, let’s all keep our eyes on the ball. The Martin/Zimmerman case isn’t about Black and Latino relations it is about a man with a gun killing a teenager who was unarmed. No law can justify that I don’t care what state in America you are in.

For similar reasons, the court in Florence ruled in favor of strip searches.

Court ruling on strip searches is unjust "required groups of 30 to 40 arrestees to enter a large shower room, simultaneously remove all of their clothing, place it in boxes and then shower." If you have ever driven over the speed limit in New Jersey, it could be you in that shower. The Supreme Court quite recently accepted the idea that the Constitution requires a greater justification for strip searches than for less-intrusive searches. In Safford v. Redding, decided in 2009, the court said that searches exposing the breasts and pelvic area were "categorically distinct, requiring distinct elements of justification." People in jails and prisons, however, have long enjoyed less privacy than free people. In Bell v. Wolfish, the Supreme Court upheld a policy that subjected all detainees to visual body cavity searches after they had visitors. It emphasized that detention facilities had a special need for heightened security that weighs heavily against inmates' privacy.

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No one would deny that U.S. prisons and jails are dangerous places filled with weapons, drugs and other contraband. Achieving security in such institutions is crucial. But that does not mean strip searches are either a necessary or an effective means of doing so. The Supreme Court has an obligation to protect the privacy of inmates by scrutinizing law enforcement policies that concern people who have not even gone to trial for their alleged misdemeanors. The court's failure to do so is an abdication of its responsibilities. Prison and jail officials have exceedingly difficult jobs and are entitled to flexibility in their efforts to secure the institutions they run. Strip searches, however, are extremely intrusive, humiliating and frequently traumatic, as the Supreme Court has acknowledged. Even in the Supreme Court building itself, where the need for security is undoubtedly great, guards do not strip search members of the public who come to watch oral arguments.

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WATCH AND PRAY God is about to release a 7 FOLD BLESSING. He is doing something new. SO WATCH AND PRAY. God Bless. very different from the crowds that gather outside the Supreme Court to hear oral arguments. They were not charged with or even suspected of drug-dealing, assault or other violent conduct. They are people who sometimes drive over the speed limit, who walk their dogs without a leash now and then and who might miss a child support payment on occasion. No one should have to undergo a strip search simply because she had the misfortune of being arrested and taken to jail for what almost everyone has done at one time or another. To rubber-stamp subjecting them to strip searches without any demonstrable need, without an iota of reasonable suspicion and without any evidence that such policies are effective is to perpetrate an injustice unworthy of our high court.

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Supreme Court strip search decision may disproportionately impact black men In a close 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people who are arrested, even for minor offenses, may be strip searched before they are admitted to jail, even if there is no reasonable suspicion they are in possession of drugs, weapons or other contraband. And the case is expected to have implications for black men who are disproportionately stopped by the police. The case, Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, involved Albert Florence -- a black man and a car dealership finance director -- who was arrested by a New Jersey state trooper for a warrant on an unpaid fine. Florence had actually paid the fine. Over the course of two days, Florence was taken to two jails. In the first jail he was ordered to strip in a shower with a delousing agent, open his mouth and lift his tongue, and lift his genitals. He was subjected to a similarly invasive strip search in the second facility, in the presence of other inmates. Other plaintiffs in the case were arrested for minor offenses such as walking a dog without a leash, or trespassing during an antiwar demonstration, and were strip searched. Writing for the high court's conservative majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy said that more than 13 million people are admitted to jails each year, and larger facilities process hundreds of detainees each day. Given the difficulties of operating a detention center -- courts must give leeway to jail officials. "Maintaining safety and order at these institutions requires the expertise of correctional officials, who must have substantial discretion to devise reasonable solutions to the problems they face," Kennedy wrote in his opinion, while emphasizing that jails are dangerous, crowded and unsanitary places. "The Court has confirmed the importance of deference to correctional officials and explained that a regulation impinging on an inmate's constitutional rights must be upheld 'if it is reasonably related to legitimate penological interests.'" "People detained for minor offenses can turn out to be the most devious and dangerous criminals," said Kennedy, citing the case of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, who was stopped by a state trooper for driving without a license plate. Further, one of the 9-11 hijackers was "stopped and ticketed for speeding just two days before hijacking Flight 93," as the justice recalled. "Experience shows that people arrested for minor offenses have tried to smuggle prohibited items into jail, sometimes by using their rectal cavities or genitals for the (Continued on page 55)

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Long-Running "Like It Is" Chronicled Black Experience Gil Noble, the legendary chronicler of the African diaspora in New York, the nation and the world as host of the long-running WABC-TV show "Like It is," died Thursday. He was recovering from a stroke he suffered last year. Dave J. Davis, general manager of WABC-TV, told "Journal-isms" that Noble died peacefully about 12:30 p.m. in a hospice in Wayne, N.J., with his family beside him. He was 80. "Noble is a throwback to an earlier time when TV news had less time and fewer yuks," Newsday columnist Les Payne wrote in 1996. "After refusing to clown and chitchat on-air years ago, the stately anchor was eased out of his spot on the evening news programs. Landing in his briar patch of public service TV and documentaries, Noble has produced some of this station's most riveting programs over the years." "Brother Gil Noble has had me on 'Like It Is,' several times," Milton Allimadi, publisher and editor-in chief of the Black Star News wrote after Noble's stroke forced an end to the long run of "Like It Is." "Now, often, when I enter an MTA bus, drivers refuse to accept my fare, saying they are happy to drive someone who has been on 'Like It Is.' Countless people have stopped me on the streets of Harlem just to shake my hand. Young ladies on the subway have asked permission to leave their seats and come sit next to me — all because of my appearances on 'Like It Is.' This is how much Gil Noble and 'Like It Is,' are admired and loved." Noble was also a pioneer in a business sense. In 2008, he secured the copyright to all of the "Like it Is" shows from the 1960s onward. He wanted them used to educate schoolchildren and interested adults. The shows now belong to the Noble Family Trust, and the New York-based National Black Archives of Film and Broadcasting Inc. was created to make them available. "This is something I've not seen done," Noble's lawyer, Joseph Fleming, told Journal-isms on Wednesday. "[For] an employee of a local TV station to be able to get ownership of the show is quite remarkable." The station's obituary said, "Debuting amid the nation’s racial turmoil in the 1960s, Like It Is created the largest body of programs and documentaries on African-Americans in the country. Noble dedicated long hours of research and investigation to ensure a consistently high quality for the program. He often said he learned as much doing the show as his viewers did watching it. Noble felt it was his mission NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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to reunite African-Americans with the untold stories of their history, and he believed 'Like It Is' offered a rare opportunity for viewers of all races to look at events through an African-American perspective." The dust jacket of his 1981 memoir, "Black Is the Color of My TV Tube," gives this short bio: "His weekly series, 'Like It Is,' has featured interviews with almost every leading Black personality ranging from Joshua Nkomo to Harry Belafonte. "His documentaries on Paul Robeson and Malcolm X, among others, have gained wide recognition for their research and presentation. "Gil Noble was born and raised in Harlem, where he began his broadcasting career. It started, almost by accident, in 1962 when he joined New York's radio station WLIB as a part-time announcer. During this time he also had a professional music combo, the Gil Noble Trio, which was playing the local nightclub circuit. "In 1967, Noble joined WABC-TV as an 'Eyewitness News' correspondent. He also became co-host of 'Like It Is.' He was named managing editor and then producer of the series in 1975." WABC listed these Noble interviews: Heads of state: Nelson Mandela (South Africa), Sekou Toure (Guinea), Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe), Julius Nyerere (Tanzania), Michael Manley and P.J. Patterson (Jamaica), Maurice Bishop (Grenada), Sam Nujoma (Namibia), Kenneth Kaunda (Zambia) and Thomas Sankara (Burkina-Faso). Entertainment: Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, Erroll Garner, Sarah Vaughan, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Carmen McRae, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Sidney Poitier, Nipsey Russell, Lena Horne, Wynton Marsalis, Milt Jackson and Jackie McLean. Sports: Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Arthur Ashe and Jim Brown. Politics/Leaders: Jesse Jackson, David Dinkins, Harold Washington, Louis Farrakhan, Andrew Young, Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Bruce Wright. Documentaries: W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, Paul Robeson, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker,Martin Luther King Jr., Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Jack Johnson, Charlie Parker, "Decade of Struggle," "Essay on Drugs." The station added: "The family will announce plans for a funeral service when arrangements are confirmed. They ask that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Gil Noble Archives, P.O. Box 43138, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. Proceeds will be used to preserve the archives so that Noble’s mission of educating the community about its culture and history will continue."  Todd Steven Burroughs, Black Agenda Report: Black Was The Color of His TV Tube: Asante Sana, Gil Noble and WABC-TV's "Li ke It Is" (Oct. 25, 2011)  David Hinckley, Daily News, New York: Gil Noble, pioneeri n g b l a c k j o u r n a l i s t , d i e s  New York Association of Black Journalists: New York Association of Black Journalists Mourns the Loss of Television News Pioneer Gil Noble

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Cops face decades in prison for Katrina shootings

Mumia Abu-Jamal case: Pa. Supreme Court rejects last appeal PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Former death row inmate Mumia AbuJamal has lost his last legal appeal. NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A case that became the centerpiece of the Justice Department's push to clean up the troubled New Orleans Police Department was expected to close a chapter Wednesday with a federal judge sentencing five former police officers for their roles in deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt began hearing hours of arguments by prosecutors and defense attorneys and testimony from relatives of shooting victims and the officers. Four of the five officers who were convicted at trial last year face decades in prison under sentencing guidelines. While the judge isn't bound by those guidelines, Kenneth Bowen, Robert Gisevius, Anthony Villavaso and Robert Faulcon were convicted of firearms charges that carry mandatory minimum sentences.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a challenge regarding forensic evidence in his racially charged case. The onetime Black Panther was found guilty in 1982 of fatally shooting white Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Abu-Jamal spent nearly 30 years on death row while pursuing numerous legal appeals. On March 26, the state Supreme Court upheld a lower court's denial of the forensics claim. Abu-Jamal's attorney didn't immediately return a request for comment on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia district attorney's office declined to comment. One of Abu-Jamal's appeals led a judge to order a new sentencing hearing. Instead, prosecutors in December agreed to allow him to serve a life sentence.

Arthur Kaufman, a retired sergeant who wasn't charged in the shootings but participated in a cover-up, faces significantly less prison time under the guidelines.

looking for trouble. He was on duty and he was called to do a job, and that's what he did to the best of his ability."

Lance Madison, whose brother, Ronald, was killed at the Danziger Bridge, asked the judge to sentence all defendants to the maximum.

A total of 20 current or former New Orleans police officers have been charged in a series of Justice Department probes, most of which center on actions during the aftermath of the 2005 storm. Eleven of those officers were charged in the Danziger Bridge case, which stunned a city with a long history of police corruption.

"This has been a long and painful six-and-a-half years," he said. "The people of New Orleans and my family are ready for justice." He individually addressed each defendant, including Faulcon, who shot his brother: "When I look at you, my pain becomes unbearable. You took the life of an angel and basically ripped my heart out." Madison also said he was horrified by Kaufman's actions and role in the cover-up: "You tried to frame me, a man you knew was innocent, and send me to prison for the rest of my life." Lance Madison was arrested on attempted murder charges after police falsely accused him of shooting at the officers on the bridge. He was jailed for three weeks before a judge freed him. Engelhardt also heard testimony from several officers not charged in the case but who worked in the city after the storm. They described a climate of chaos and lawlessness that left officers fearing for their lives. The Rev. Robert Faulcon Sr. told the judge his son "didn't go NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

Police shot six unarmed people, killing two, on the bridge as they responded to another officer's distress call. Realizing it was a "bad shoot," police immediately embarked on a brazen cover-up that included a planted gun, fabricated witnesses and bogus reports, according to prosecutors. Hurricane Katrina struck on Aug. 29, 2005, leading to the collapse of levees and flooding an estimated 80 percent of the city. New Orleans was plunged into chaos as residents who hadn't evacuated were driven from their homes to whatever high places they could find. On the morning of Sept. 4, one group was crossing the Danziger Bridge in the city's Gentilly area when police received calls that shots were being fired and rushed to the span. Gunfire reports were common after Katrina and agencies were strained by the unprecedented disaster. (Continued on page 10)

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First lady in bid for jobs on, near military bases WASHINGTON (AP) -- Opening another front in her nearly year-old campaign to support service families, first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday unveiled a new push for jobs on or near military bases. She also announced plans to mark the Joining Forces campaign's first anniversary with a two-day, four-state swing next week that will include stops in election battleground states Pennsylvania and Florida and a chat with comedian Stephen Colbert on his show "The Colbert Report." The Joining Forces organization said it has lined up commitments for more than 15,000 jobs in the coming years. Most will come from telemarketing and customer support companies and will enable the spouses and veterans to work from home. Mrs. Obama noted these jobs are especially helpful to military families because they move so often across state lines -- about 10 times more often than the typical U.S. family. "We're trying to meet these spouses where they are," she said in a conference call with reporters. "This will make such a huge difference. ... When the next set of orders comes in for these families and they have to move across the country, they'll be able to move these jobs with them." Ahead of the Joining Forces anniversary, the first lady visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to distribute Easter treats from the White House pastry shop to military families staying there. Mrs. Obama was joined by family dog Bo, briefly wearing bunny ears, as she greeted the families and children who were decorating Easter cards with stickers, cotton balls and crayons. She introduced the Portuguese water dog as "my only son." The first lady carried a basket full of Easter cookies-decorated with pastel colors and images of Bo and hatching eggs. Mrs. Obama also brought tickets for the families to attend the White House Egg Roll on Monday. "Come ready to play," she told the kids about the annual event held on the South Lawn. Next week, after a White House celebration, she and Jill Biden, the vice president's wife and her partner in Joining Forces, will make stops at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia to meet with nursing industry leaders; New York for Mrs. Obama's Colbert taping; Shreveport, La., to mark the 50,000th veteran or service spouse hired under the campaign; and the Naval Air Station at Jacksonville, Fla. So far, Mrs. Obama told reporters, the jobs component of Joining Forces has exceeded expectations. "The country is stepping up in ways both large and small," she said. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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At the Danziger Bridge, the worst elements of the chaos came together as police fired on a group crossing the bridge to what they believed was safe haven. The mentally disabled Ronald Madison, 40, and 17-year-old James Brissette died in the shootings. Brissette's mother, Sherrel Johnson, told the judge Wednesday that "my baby was as innocent as the day he was born. My child never even got to start his life." Faulcon was convicted of fatally shooting Ronald Madison, but the jury decided the killing didn't amount to murder. Faulcon, Gisevius, Bowen and Villavaso were convicted in Brissette's killing, but jurors didn't hold any of them individually responsible for causing his death. All five of the officers were convicted of participating in a coverup. Five other former officers who pleaded guilty to participating in the cover-up and cooperated with federal investigators are already serving prison terms. Wednesday's sentencing won't be the final chapter in the case. The convicted officers are expected to appeal, and Gerard Dugue, a retired sergeant, is scheduled to be retried in May on charges stemming from his alleged role in the cover-up. Dugue's first trial was cut short in January when the judge declared a mistrial. He ruled Justice Department prosecutor Bobbi Bernstein may have unfairly influenced the jury by mentioning the name of a man who was beaten to death by a New Orleans police officer in a case unrelated to Dugue's. Bowen, Gisevius and Villavaso have been fired. Faulcon quit the force shortly after the storm. Kaufman retired before last year's trial.

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COMPTROLLER DiNAPOLI RELEASES MUNICIPAL AUDITS New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced his office completed the audits of the Village of Bridgewater, East Meadow Fire District, Town of Herkimer, Mattituck Park District, Village of Millerton, Town of Leon, Village of Watkins Glen, Village of Waverly and the Village of Whitehall. "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." Village of Bridgewater – Monitoring Financial Operations and Payroll Taxes (Oneida County) The board did not properly monitor the village’s financial operations when it failed to audit the records and reports of the clerk-treasurer, as required by village’s law and procedures. The board also failed to ensure the clerktreasurer completed and provided necessary financial reports timely. In addition, the former clerk-treasurer withheld social security and Medicare deductions from employee’s paychecks, but did not remit these withholdings to the IRS in a timely manner. The former clerk-treasurer filed and remitted employee and employer shares of FICA payroll taxes totaling $19,469 in July 2011, representing more than 11 years of taxes due from April 2000 to June 2011. As of January 2012, the village has paid $11,213 in late fees, penalties and interest for delinquent FICA taxes. East Meadow Fire District – Internal Controls Over Selected Financial Operations (Nassau County) The district did not enforce compliance with its credit card guidelines and purchasing policy. District officials paid credit card claims without original receipts to substantiate the charges, did not obtain adequate quotes, and did not solicit competition in the procurement of professional service providers. The district has not assigned an individual independent of the business office to be the system administrator, which increases the risk that inappropriate financial transactions could be made. In addition, although the software has an audit trail capability which can produce reports to monitor user access, it was not turned on. Town of Herkimer – Financial Management and Internal Controls Over Selected Financial Operations (Herkimer County) Town officials consistently underestimated revenues and/or overestimated expenditures in three major operating funds. This resulted in operating surpluses and excessive fund balances. For example, the town-wide general fund unreserved, unappropriated fund balance as of December 2010 was $657,525 or 84 percent of the ensuing year’s budgeted expenditures for this fund. The town has not properly maintained or reconciled a water receivable control record with individual customer account balances. In addition, the board hasn’t developed procedures to insure that receipts posted to customer accounts as paid, were actually deposited in the bank. Finally, the town failed to adopt several IT policies and procedures. Mattituck Park District – Credit Cards and Segregation of Duties (Suffolk County) The board did not adopt a credit card policy. As a result, the district does not maintain a list of individuals who are issued the credit and purchase cards and routinely paid credit and purchase card bills without adequate documentation to support the nature and validity of each purchase. The board also did not adequately segregate the financial duties of the treasurer and the clerk. Village of Millerton – Internal Controls Over Selected Financial Operations (Dutchess County) The board has not established adequate policies for the preparation and processing of payroll and administration of employee benefits. The deputy clerk/treasurer received $4,730 in payroll amounts that she was not entitled to, and inappropriately charged sick leave on her time sheets to maintain full-time status with the New York State and Local Retirement System. Further, the village paid the clerk $8,656 and the former working foreman $2,456 for leave time that they were not entitled to. The board also does not provide adequate oversight of the water fund’s financial operations. Finally, the village’s claims auditing process does not ensure that taxpayer funds are properly safeguarded. Town of Leon – Justice Court Operations (Cattaraugus County) The justice’s records and reports were in disarray and some records were missing. The justice uses duplicate receipts and docket folders as accounting records. She does not maintain a cash book and was unaware that she NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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SEE IF YOU ARE OWED SOME OF NY’S $11B IN UNCLAIMED FUNDS AT EVENTS STATEWIDE New Yorkers can find out if they are owed some of the state’s $10.5 billion in unclaimed funds at events across the state in January, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today. “New York has $10.5 billion in unclaimed fund accounts. We want to return this money to its rightful owners,” DiNapoli said. “The money belongs to New Yorkers. We want to give it back.” Representatives from DiNapoli’s office will be on site at the events listed below to help New Yorkers find out if they are owed money. New Yorkers may also check for unclaimed funds at www.osc.state.ny.us or by calling toll free at 1-800-221-9311. had to do so. Most of the court’s monthly reports were not submitted to the Justice Court Fund in a timely manner. The justice did not perform bank reconciliations or accountability analyses by reconciling court assets to known liabilities. The board did not audit the books, records, and reports of the justice or hire a public accountant for that purpose as required by law. Village of Watkins Glen – Festival and Event Personnel Costs and Information Technology (Schuyler County) The village incurs significant additional personnel (police and park employee) costs related to five festivals/events held in the village. Although the village’s policy for festivals and events provides for the assessment of these additional personnel costs to the festival/event organizers, the village has not charged additional fees to the organizers. As a result, the village has absorbed $21,708 in expenditures. In addition, the board has not established policies and procedures related to computer security or adopted a disaster recovery plan. Additionally, there is no system in place for monitoring IT activity or changes in the system. Village of Waverly – Revolving Loan Programs (Tioga County) Village officials’ lending, monitoring, and collection procedures, as well as their internal controls over disbursing loan money, were inadequate. Further, pursuant to article 18 of the General Municipal Law, there appears to be a conflict of interest with a former board member whose business received a $40,000 loan. As of June 1, 2011, the business was 24 months delinquent in repaying this loan. Village of Whitehall – Financial Condition and Water Accountability (Washington County) The village’s financial condition is precarious. Water and sewer rates are not sufficient to support operating costs. In recent years both funds were dependent on loans from other funds, including the general fund. The water and sewer funds are currently unable to repay these loans. If the water and sewer funds are unable to repay the general fund, it is likely that the financial condition of the general fund will become stressed in future years. Additionally, the ability of the general fund to make additional loans to the water and sewer funds in the future will be limited by the cap on property taxes. The village also could not account for at least 148 million gallons, or 55 percent of the water it processed in 2010. The estimated cost to process and distribute the village’s unaccounted for water could be as much as $97,000 to $129,000 annually.

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Liberty Tax Service Holds Relay for Life Fundraiser® Free Tax Prep for $50 Donation Long Island. As National Sponsors of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life® Liberty Tax is committed to raising awareness and holding fundraisers on behalf of this worthwhile organization and its Relay for Life event in Long Island. Participating Liberty Tax offices will offer free tax preparation for first-time customers who donate $50 or more to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.® This “Free Tax Prep Day for Relay” will take place at the Liberty Tax offices in Long Island. “Relay for Life® is a unique event and opportunity to contribute to the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives, by helping people get and stay well, by finding cures and fighting back,” said Brian Patrice, VP and Area Developer of Liberty Tax Service. “It’s also exciting that funds we raise help efforts in our community.” About American Cancer Society Relay For Life® Volunteers are committed to fighting cancer in their communities year round, but once a year, they gather at the American Cancer Relay For Life® to celebrate survivors and caregivers, remember loved ones lost and to gain inspiration for the fight. Each of the more than 4,800 Relays nationwide is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer. Teams of eight to 15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags with the goal of keeping on person on the track at all times. Relay For Life® brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, churches and people from all walks of life. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the Relay, all with the goal of eliminating cancer. To find out about local Relay for Life events, visit www.relayforlife.org. About Liberty Tax Service Liberty Tax Service is the fastest growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history. Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 9,000,000 individual income tax returns. With 42 years of tax industry experience, Hewitt stands as the most experienced CEO in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson Hewitt Tax Service.

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Mangano Welcomes Clarkin Family of Mineola to New Habitat for Humanity Home Clarkins Move In Thanks to PublicPrivate Partnership between Nassau County, Habitat for Humanity, Disability Opportunity Fund Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today welcomed the Clarkin family, made up of twelve siblings, seven of whom are developmentally disabled adults, to their brandnew home in Mineola, made possible through a public-private partnership between Nassau County, Habitat for Humanity of Nassau County (HFHNC), and the Disability Opportunity Fund (DOF). When the Clarkin parents passed away, the siblings took over the home which in time fell into a state of disrepair and was declared uninhabitable by the State of New York. Habitat for Humanity of Nassau County took over the repairs on the house and began construction in May 2011, thanks to $175,000 in Federal funds from the County’s HOME Investment Partnership Program, and a $150,000 line of credit and help with appliance and material purchases from the DOF, along with volunteers from throughout Nassau County. “Thanks to cooperative efforts of government, non-for-profits, the private sector, and our local communities, the Clarkin family will have the safe and comfortable home they deserve. It’s because of the hard work of so many volunteers that they will remain together as a family in the house they grew up in,” said County Executive Mangano. “I am pleased that Nassau County was able to provide funding to move this project forward and I am pleased to welcome the Clarkin family to this wonderful new home.”

“aging-in-place” design concepts that will increase the likelihood that the Clarkins can remain independent throughout the coming years. These designs include wider doorways and staircases to accommodate wheelchairs and wheelchair lifts, and state-of-the-art technology to allow for the future installation of cameras and an intercom system if necessary. “It is the public-private partnership with Nassau County that made today’s move-in for the Clarkin family so appealing,” Charlie Hammerman, President and CEO of the Disability Opportunity Fund said. “It has been a long road, but the Clarkins are finally home!” The County Executive was joined by Mayor Scott P. Strauss, Mayor of the Village of Mineola; Kay McKiernan, President of HFHNC; Tom Baccarella, Director of Operations, HFHNC; Charles Hammerman, President and CEO of the Disability Opportunity Fund; Bob Lopez, Acting Director, Long Island Developmental Disabilities Services; Margaret Stadnicky, Community Service Administrator, Long Island Development Disabilities Services; Ray Strasser and Nina Foley, HFHNC Board Members and weekly volunteers; Girl Scout Troop 1422; members of the H. Frank Carey High School Habitat for Humanity Club; and other volunteers and local community members.

The Clarkin home is energy-star rated and fully incorporated with

Mangano Urges County Residents to SHOP LOCAL AND Take Advantage of Tax-Free Shopping Mineola – Do you need a new pair of shoes? Maybe you have your eye on that spring sweater but you’re worried it could tip your budget in the wrong direction. Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is reminding residents that April 1st marked the date that New York State sales tax exemption for clothing and footwear under $110 was reinstated. “With warm weather arriving, now is a great time for residents to get out into their communities to do spring shopping,” said County Executive Mangano. “The state sales tax exemption gives all of us a NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

little bit of extra help to make something affordable that may have been just out of reach. I urge residents to keep their dollars local by shopping at their neighborhood stores and at local malls.” The state sales tax exemption of four percent applies to all clothing and footwear sold for less than $110 per item. The exemption was first adopted in 2000, but has disappeared from time to time based on the state’s fiscal stability. From October 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011, the sales tax generated $330 million in revenue. In April 2011, the exemption was restored for items costing less than $55 and generated in excess of $200 million. The exemption is in effect year-round. With statistics indicating that small businesses employ more than half of all private sector employees and that two out of every three new jobs during the past 15 years have been generated by small business, County Executive Mangano says it is vitally important that Nassau County residents shop locally. “Local employers are the foundation of our economic base. They play a significant role in connecting the community and assisting with attracting suppliers and distributors in similar industries.” County Executive Mangano points out that money that is spent in local communities stays in the local economy and that business owners reinvest in their community. In addition, shopping locally promotes a stronger tax base as well as jobs and wages.

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Legislator Denenberg Introduces Bill to Ban Synthetic Cannabinoids Mineola, NY—It looks like marijuana, is used like marijuana and produces the same type of high as marijuana, but unlike marijuana, synthetic cannabinoids, chemical compounds that mimic the effects of marijuana, is openly sold at local stores. Legislator Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) introduced a bill on Friday, March 30, 2012, that would ban the sale of synthetic marijuana and have it removed from stores. The sale and use of synthetic

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risen due to the easy access to the drug and its comparable effects to marijuana. Currently, the product is sold at various convenience stores, gas stations and online, while being marketed as potpourri and incense. Side effects are known to cause paranoia, hallucinations, disorientation, vomiting, elevated heart rates, seizures and panic attacks, but because they are sold on store shelves, people may think they are safe. “The Ban of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Nassau County” would take this dangerous product off the shelves and away from Nassau County’s youth. “This bill goes farther than a recent New York State Department of Health initiative by imposing an outright ban on synthetic cannabinoids” said Legislator Denenberg. Legislator Denenberg is joined by Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning (WF-Shirley), whose bill banning synthetic cannabinoids was passed in Suffolk on March 12, 2012, and Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, Executive Director of Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.

Legislator Browning said “We are pleased that it

passed in Suffolk County and are looking forward to it passing in Nassau County and encourage the Federal Government to create the ban as well.” “Once again, I’m pleased to team with Legislator Browning to promote public safety and protect the health and welfare of our children in Nassau and in Suffolk,” Legislator Denenberg said.

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Mangano and WinthropUniversity Hospital Announce “Welcome Back Warriors” All-Veteran Jobs and Support Services Fair Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was today joined by John Collins, Winthrop-University Hospital CEO, Chuck Cutolo, General Counsel for Governmental Relations for Nassau Community College and U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Jeff Matassa to announce the 2012 “Welcome Back Warriors” All-Veterans Jobs and Support Services Fair which will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Nassau Community College at the Physical Education Complex. “My administration is committed to creating economic development and private-sector job opportunities wherever possible. Attracting new employers, supporting small business development and helping businesses find qualified employees is essential to Nassau’s future,” said County Executive Mangano. “We must never forget the veterans who answered our nation’s call to duty and fought to defend our nation’s freedom. Our soldiers risked their lives to protect us afar and we need to protect them while at home.” Winthrop-University Hospital is the proud sponsor of County Executive Mangano’s 2012 “Welcome Back Warriors” All-Veteran Jobs and Support Services Fair. Dozens of companies will be there with job opportunities, along with experts who will help to improve jobhunting skills, the G.I. Bill and other services for returning veterans. For more information on how to participate in the 2012 “Welcome Back Warriors” All-Veterans Jobs and Support Services Fair, please contact the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency at: (516) 5726565. Pictured (left to right) are: John Javis Director of Special Services Nassau County Mental Health Services; George P. Rainer Sr. Vice President Human Resources Winthrop-University Hospital; Scott Castillo, Deputy Director Nassau County Veterans Service Agency; John F. Collins, President and CEO WinthropUniversity Hospital; William E. Gilbert V. President and General Manager Canon USA; County Executive Mangano; Fred Nielsen , Member Nassau County American Legion Children’s and Youth Chairman; Chuck Cutolo General Council for Government Relations Nassau Community College; U.S. Marine Corps. Sergeant Jeffrey Matassa; and Andrew Roberts, Director of Military and Vets Liaison services, LIJ North Shore. PAGE 14


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Craan email: Stroudsburg, PA. comments: Mr. Ali the police cover-up article is the best I read so far on the topic of Trayvon Martin.You are the best in my book. Miguel Rodriquez comments: Yes, Brother, after reading your article about Trayvon Martin's murder I'm convinced there is a cover-up by the Sanford, Florida police. Can't believe they're getting away with it. Rahim Isaac comments: Brotha Ali once again you are right on top of things and not afraid to write about it. Yes there is an obvious police cover-up in the Trayvon murder. The facts you provided prove that beyond any doubt. Keep on keeping on being "The Truth!" Michael Levins comments: About time someone call the Trayvon Martin what it is-a POLICE COVER-UP!!! The facts provided in this article is so thorough and beyond any doubt. And once again I have to read about it in a small town community newspaper. Thank you Mr. A. Mike Edwards comments: The police cover-up? article has me extremely upset Mr. Ali. If Zimmerman and people like him have the police covering up their murders, why shouldn't we listen to what the new Black Panther Party is calling for? Shiela Davis comments: You hit it right out of the ball park Mr. Ali. There is a police cover-up, and a government cover-up in the Trayvon Martin case. It is blatant and racist and if we don't watch out it is gonna to spread all over the country if it hasn't already. Henry Adams comments: I absolutely agree that there is a police cover-up going on in the Trayvon Martin case. Question is: what are we gonna do about it? M. Givens comments: The story about a possible police cover up in the Trayvon killing rally hit a home run. So much infornation I never knew. This is a shame that they can do this to us. I'm ashamed of what I'm seeing in the legal system. It's frightening! Betty Johnson comments: If the police are working with citizens in Florida to coverup killing African American males and nothing is immediately being done about it, what does it really say about how America views us???

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Gregory Encourages Families to Participate in Screen-Free Week Amityville, NY—Suffolk County Legislative Majority Leader DuWayne Gregory (D—Amityville) today encouraged families to participate in Screen-Free Week, an event sponsored by The Early Years Institute (EYI), a Long Island organization based in Plainview. The goal of the event is for parents, children, teachers and others across Long Island to reduce screen media use (television, video games, computers, cell phones, etc.) and “Celebrate the Magic of Being Unplugged.” Screen-Free Week begins April 30 and ends May 6. According to a 2010 study by the Kaiser Foundation, more than half of American children under the age of two(!) have a TV in their room, and those ages two to six spend on average 4 hours per day being entertained passively by screen media sources. Children eight to eighteen years of age were found to multitask 10 hours and 45 minutes a day using screen media. “Technology exists to enhance our lives” says Gregory. “But when we allow it to take over our lives we allow ourselves to become enslaved by it. By retuning and dialing down our families’ electronicmedia consumption habits, we not only create stronger kids but we also strengthen our bonds with them. Screen-Free Week is an excellent way to accomplish that goal.” EYI is seeking volunteers and participation for the event week. Volunteers and other participating organizations will be asked to distribute flyers, posters and other information to publicize the event. For more information, interested individuals may visit the EYI Web site at www.eyi.org.

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PASSPORT DAY IN THE USA: Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla (right) shares information with the Blanchard family of Roosevelt on how to apply for a passport during Passport Day in the USA at Hempstead Town Hall. This celebration provides passport application services to U.S. citizens on a convenient weekend date, allowing those who are unable to attend during the week to have an opportunity to apply for passports on a weekend. The Town of Hempstead also provides a “One-Stop Passport Shop” at Town Hall, where customers may obtain passport forms, take required passport photos and file applications Monday though Friday.

Sindoni and Longobardi Eagle Scout Court of Honor An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Alessandro Sindoni and Nicholas Longobardi, Troop 482 in Floral Park. During the event, held at the Floral Park Village Hall, Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby presented each scout with a Certificate of Recognition. Alessandro’s Eagle project consisted of restoring a soccer field for the Race Track Chaplaincy of America at Belmont Park. Nichols’ project was to design and build six enclosed garbage receptacles at the Centennial Gardens and Bird Sanctuary in Floral Park. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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PASSPORT DAY IN THE USA: Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla (right) shares information with the Salamanca family of Roosevelt on how to apply for a passport during Passport Day in the USA at Hempstead Town Hall. This celebration provides passport application services to U.S. citizens on a convenient weekend date, allowing those who are unable to attend during the week to have an opportunity to apply for passports on a weekend. The Town of Hempstead also provides a “One-Stop Passport Shop” at Town Hall, where customers may obtain passport forms, take required passport photos and file applications Monday though Friday.

Women's History Tea at Roosevelt Library The Roosevelt Public Library hosted their Annual Women’s History Tea celebrating Mothers “A Reflection of Our Strength” at the library. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby welcomed all those in attendance and congratulated this Library Director Joy Rankin, Library Trustee Mary Adams and Library Board President Wilton Robinson. Photo: Joy Rankin, Director, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Wilton Robinson, Board President, Mary Adams, Trustee

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From the Desk of Mayor Hall In April 1963, confined to a prison cell for his role in a civil rights protest, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his“Letter from Birmingham Jail,” in which he eloquently outlined his philosophy of nonviolence. Dr. King famously wrote: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” The recent killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin shows that there is a timeless truth to Dr. King’s words. Whether you are black or white, young or old, live in Florida or Long Island, this story affects us all. This past Saturday, the Village of Hempstead held a rally to show support for Trayvon’s family and call for the arrest of his assailant. Despite the cold rain, many residents turned out to participate and listen to the remarks of community leaders and student speakers. Much of what happened the night of February 26 in Sanford, Florida, remains in dispute, but what we do know is deeply disturbing. Neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman identified Trayvon, wearing a hoodie and carrying Skittles and an iced tea, walking to the home of his father’s girlfriend from a convenience store. Zimmerman called 911 to report that Trayvon looked “suspicious” and “up to no good.” Against the advice of the 911 dispatcher, Zimmerman followed Trayvon, whom Zimmerman reported as running from him. At some point the two met in an altercation in which Zimmerman, who was carrying a 9 millimeter handgun, fatallyshot Trayvon. Zimmerman told police he was attacked by Trayvon and acted in self-defense. Police have not yet charged him with a crime. The Justice Department has opened an investigation. Serious questions remain, such as who initiated the physical struggle that led to Trayvon’s death, and whose voice it is that can be heard on 911 tapes calling out for help during that struggle. Complicating matters further is Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which grants wide latitude to a person claiming self-defense, regardless of whether a selfdefense killing occurs in one’s own home, which is the more restrictive standard used in most states. Meanwhile, a well-liked young man is dead, and a family is left to grieve. The responsibility now falls to law enforcement investigating the case to explore all avenues in the search for the truth. Mr. Zimmerman must also receive due process and his day in court. My thanks to everyone who attended our rally on Saturday. Your support, together with the support shown and awareness raised by thousands of Americans in similar events across the country, helps bring solace and encouragement to Trayvon’s family and friends. It’s my hope that this broad display of unity brings us all closer to understanding how tragedies like this occur, and how communities can work together to ensure that our young people have the chance to grow up safe and secure from danger and violence. To stay on top of what’s happening in the Village, visit the website: www.villageofhempstead.org and join our electronic mailing list by sending your name and email address toMayor@villageofhempsteadny.gov. To keep abreast of the downtown revitalization visit: www.renewhempstead.org. Sincerely,

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

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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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NBA may sell jersey space to advertisers Last year's NBA lockout made it clear that the players in the league would have to accept some sort of cuts because of the millions the NBA has been losing. Businessweek.com reports that the NBA will be having their first board of governors meeting since the labor disputes on next week on April 12th. One topic of discussion at the meeting will probably be the idea of selling advertising space on game jerseys to boost revenue. National Basketball Association owners gather April 12 in New York for their first board of governors meeting since the labor dispute last fall. During the lockout, Commissioner David Stern told anyone who would listen that the players would have to accept cuts because the NBA was losing more than $300 million annually, with 22 of its 30 teams in the red. The new collective bargaining agreement helped owners control costs, but many still badly need a revenue boost, which is why an old idea may get a new hearing at the April meeting: selling ad space on game jerseys, Bloomberg Businessweek reports in its April 2 issue. According to Sports Business Journal, the idea probably will be debated at the meeting. NBA spokesman Michael Bass says the agenda is not yet set but that "sponsor logos on NBA uniforms NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

is a subject of ongoing conversation." Marketing experts say it's only a matter of time. “When you look at the revenue streams left available, jersey branding is the most significant that hasn’t been exploited,” says David Abrutyn, head of global consulting at sports marketing firm IMG Worldwide. What’s not so certain is what a jersey deal is really worth. Front Row Marketing Services, whose parent company, Comcast- Spectacor, runs 11 regional sports networks and owned the Philadelphia 76ers until last fall, figures the annual cost to companies to place their logos on uniforms would range from $1.2 million to $7.5 million per year, depending mainly on the market where the team plays. A study by Horizon Media last year put the annual value of the television exposure of the space across an NBA jersey’s chest in a range from $4.1 million for the Los Angeles Lakers to $300,000 for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Lakers Deal Abrutyn, whose IMG arranged the partnership deal between the NBA and its official automotive partner Kia Motors, says the Lakers might fetch $10 million to $15 million per year.

In European soccer, marquee clubs such as Manchester United get more than $30 million a year for uniform deals. “I’ve got about six companies that would buy it right now,” says Abrutyn. Businesses that already have naming rights to NBA venues, such as Staples in Los Angeles or TD Bank in Boston, are likely to be “the ones on speed dial once this gets approved,” he says. While dealmakers are excited, fans might not be. None of the four major U.S. sports sells space on game jerseys and the NBA, unlike the other leagues, doesn’t even give space to its uniform maker, Adidas. But the purists have long been in retreat. In 1979, Liverpool became the first professional soccer club in England to put a sponsor (Hitachi) on its uniform. At first, the BBC refused to air the club’s games. Now every team in the Premier League sells the space on p l a y e r s ’ c h e s t s . “Commercialization in sports has long been accepted in society,” says Abrutyn.

Players Share The players, for their part, are not likely to complain, because they would be entitled to a share of the extra revenue. Plus, spon-

sorship money doesn’t come out of fans’ pockets. “The initial outrage of people putting names on stadiums ended pretty quickly when people realized that otherwise they’re going to have to pay a lot more for their tickets,” says Frank Vuono, cofounder of 16W Marketing. Even without a fan revolt, the league will have to sort out ground rules to keep from upsetting its current sponsors and TV partners. Could a team with Southwest Airlines on its jersey play at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami? Does Kia’s status as the official automotive partner of the NBA keep Chrysler from buying space on the Detroit Pistons’ uniform? Bass says the NBA, which already does jersey deals in its development league and in the WNBA, is evaluating “the impact on key stakeholders.” One big consideration, he says, is whether jersey sponsorships would increase revenue or merely divert it from existing deals. To contact the reporter on this story: Ira Boudway in New York at iboudway@bloomberg.net To contact the editor responsible for this story: James Ellis at jellis27@bloomberg.net PAGE 23


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A Letter From Tyler... by Khayyam E. Ali

(The following letter I recently received from Tyler Perry. I believe it is quite relevant to the present sentiments many of our readers are experiencing.) Hey Khayyam, A few days before President Obama was supposed to speak at my studio, I was leaving the studio, headed to the airport. Most times when I leave the studio I have an unmarked escort. Other times I constantly check in my rearview mirror to be sure that I'm not being followed. It’s a safety precaution that my security team taught me. As I got to an intersection, I made a left turn from the right lane and was pulled over by two police officers. I pulled the car over and put it in park. Then, I let the window down and sat in the car waiting for the officer. The officer came up to the driver’s door and said that I made an illegal turn. I said, "I signaled to get into the turning lane, then made the turn because I have to be sure I’m not being followed." He said, “why do you think someone would be following you?” Before I could answer him, I heard a hard banging coming from the passenger window. I had never been in this position before so I asked the officer who was at my window what was going on and why is someone banging on the window like that. He said, “let NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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your window down, let your window down. Your windows are tinted.” As I let down the passenger window, there was another officer standing on the passenger side of the car. He said, “what is wrong with you?” The other officer said to him, “he thinks he’s being followed.” Then, the second officer said, “why do you think someone is following you? What is

wrong with you?” Before I could answer the officer on the passenger side, the one on the driver's side had reached into the car and started pulling on the switch that turns the car on and off, saying, “put your foot on the brake, put your foot on the brake!” I was so confused as to what he was doing, or what he thought he was doing. It looked like he was trying to pull the switch out of the dashboard. I finally realized that he thought that switch was the key, so I told him that it wasn’t the key he was grabbing. I reached down into the

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cup holder to get the key, not realizing that the key had a black leather strap on it. As I grabbed it they both tensed up and I dropped it as I heard my mother’s voice from when I was a little boy. My mother would always say to me, “if you get stopped by the police, especially if they are white policemen, you say ‘yes sir’ and ‘no sir’, and if they want to

take you in, you go with them. Don’t resist, you hear me? Don’t make any quick moves, don’t run, you just go.” My mother was born in 1945 into a segregated hotbed town in rural Louisiana. She had known of many colored men at the time who were lynched and never heard from again. Since I was her only son for ten years, growing up she was so worried about me. It wasn’t until after I heard her voice that I realized that both of these officers were white. The officer on the driver's side continued

to badger me, “why do you think someone is following you?” I then said, “I think you guys need to just write the ticket and do whatever you need to do.” It was so hostile. I was so confused. It was happening so fast that I could easily see how this situation could get out of hand very quickly. I didn’t feel safe at all. But one officer stopped his questioning and said, “we may not let you go. You think you’re being followed, what’s wrong with you?” At this point, I told him that I wanted to get out of the car. I wanted the passersby to see what was happening. As I stepped out of the car another officer pulled up in front of my car. This officer was a black guy. He took one look at me and had that “Oh No” look on his face. He immediately took both officers to the back of my car and spoke to them in a hushed tone. After that, one of the officers stayed near his car while one came back, very apologetic. I said all of that to say this: do you see how quickly this could have turned for the worse? Now I know that there are many great officers, patrolmen and security guys out there. (Continued on page 26)

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I often jokingly blame my mother for my loss in ability to understand and speak the Spanish language; however, it is for this same reason that I thank her. People who know me now may find it hard to believe, but I grew up only knowing and speaking Spanish, and it wasn’t until about after Kindergarten that I began picking up the English language. I owe my quick grasp of the language to many things, but mainly television and home support. Now, I find myself trying to re-learn the language I originally communicated with. Currently, with schools so heavily populated with Latino students, we are finding ESL and Bilingual departments overwhelmed, and are even finding some of their educators struggling as well. Integrating a child to a language foreign and strange to them is no easy task, especially when you have the pressures of state exams constantly over you. This is where Latino par-

ents need to crank up their part. I was at an event the other day where I saw a parent speaking fluent English, then, when the parent turned over to speak with their child, they switched to Spanish. This truly nipped at the back of my mind. If you are a Latino parent who speaks perfect English, why not utilize that skill at home? English is the foundation of this country, it is what gives us a voice, and if Latinos are deprived of it, we are voiceless within our own home. I understand that there are many reasons why a Latino parent may choose not to speak Spanish at home. For instance, one reason, and I believe it is the most common, is because Latino parents fear that their child will forget the Spanish language, similar to my situation. However, if this is the case, try to use tactical measures – possibly speak English with the child on week days and Spanish on the weekends.

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As for the parents who do not speak English, or who do not know it fluently, again, I urge you to use creative strategies; which can only benefit you and your child together – instead of simply accepting the language barrier, attempt to overcome it with the aid and cooperation of your child. Have your child guide you towards learning the new language, make it a fun partnership. This will not only give your child practice and reinforcement at home, but will also give them a sense of pride and achievement, not to mention also strengthening your knowledge of the language and your bond with your child. The children of this generation more than ever, need some type of English buffer at home, and as much as educators can enforce their support in the classrooms and also extend it to their students at home, the spark starts with the parents.

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I am aware of that. But although we have made significant strides with racial profiling in this country, the world needs to know that we are still being racially profiled, and until this situation has improved greatly, I’m not sure how a murder in Florida can be protected by a “stand your ground law.” And in another case that I have been screaming at the top of my lungs about, also in Florida, is the case of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos, a young black man and a young Mexican man. Eight years ago, in Naples, FL, they were both put in the back of Deputy Steve Calkins' police car and never heard from again. They were never arrested, never brought to jail. They were put into the back of Deputy Calkins' car and never heard from again. And to this day Deputy Steve Calkins is a free man. I guess it's time to march in Naples now. RACIAL PROFILING SHOULD BE A HATE CRIME INVESTIGATED BY THE FBI!!! (Khayyam E. Ali has been an educator for the past three decades, is the author of a children's book titled, "The Wormhole Kids...Visit President Kennedy," and is the editor of two compilations of children's books; Ten Girls on the Write Way to College; and Doing the Write Thing. He is also the subject of biographical sketch in Who's Who in the World.)

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Young Life by Lindamichellebaron

I was seventeen years old and walking a busy street with my tall, handsome, bronze, basketball-playing, intelligent, seventeen-year-old boyfriend when we encountered a slight altercation that could have, even back then, ended in tragedy. A white police officer approached us. There was enough room for him to pass without incident. Instead, he intentionally knocked into my boyfriend. My boyfriend, the young man I was to eventually marry, stopped immediately to confront the law enforcer turned perpetrator. The policeman, hand on his gun, knew that the law and his weapon would support any choice he made at that moment. He could arrest or shot “my man” with impunity, and yet, I could see fear in his face. That fear frightened me. I knew, even back then, that fear and a gun are a bad combination. My job was to save my boyfriend, even as my boyfriend’s ego required him to “save face.” I had to convince my anger-filled man that it wasn’t worth it. I don’t remember the specifics of what followed, but only that, somehow—we moved on. Throughout our relationship, there were altercations with others. Most often, they were with young black males. And I often felt it was my responsibility to keep him safe, even though I knew that I couldn’t. In those days, even with some gang activity, or socioeconomic rifts, such confrontations were usually not life threatening. When I heard that Trayvon’s girlfriend was on the phone with him at the time he was being followed by a person who believed himself to be “watching the neighborhood,” my heart went out to her as well. I know that feeling, that rush of fear for the young man you love, your desire to save him, protect him from the bad guys, even those who wear the armor or facade of a protector. Today, there are so few safe havens. Every activity is laced with the possibility of an altercation that could easily lead to death for our young black and Hispanic boys. Guns, laced with pernicious hopelessness, were not in the equation when my boyfriend and I walked through our community. Now, the possibility of death attends every ordinary activity: walking down the street, eating in a fast food establishment, or even relaxing in your home. And death by someone who looks just like the possible victim has increased exponentially. Young women of color are maligned and abused today, while young men of color are killed. Life is depreciated, devalued in the communities where our young people live. It has become so easy to not just put your hand on the handle of a gun, but to draw and shot. “Why not?” society says. “They kill each other. They are the problem.” And society feels compelled to remove them—killing those it doesn’t incarcerate or allowing them to kill each other. Trayvon’s mother is correct. He is our child. What are we going to do about the society that devalues our own young dark, males? It is time we fight for our young men. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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They are our sons. Yes, fight for all our sons, even that are not clean cut, those without strong family ties, and even for those with a background of illegal activity. We have to fight for those who have made destructive choices during the perfect storm of disaffection. We have left them unloved, and unprotected, while we have been taking care of Dr. Lindamichelle Baron our own personal business. So, many of them believe they need guns or gangs to protect them. What are we going to do now? We must make them our business, not just when a policeman or someone else decides to “stand his ground.” It is time that we reclaim our children. First, we have to make it clear to the world and to ourselves that we love our children. We have to love our children more than our name brands and weekly hairdressing appointments. We have to love them when they look ridiculous or when they look frightening. We have to stop fearing them and start loving them enough to confront them when they are wrong and protect them until they get right. Yes, we must confront the racism and hatred that kills unarmed young men at the hands of those charged and paid to protect them and us. But what about the young men, our young men, being killed by other young men every day? We must get the cavalry to our communities. But cavalry can only save our children if we have surrounded them with our love and filled them with positive self-empowerment— an empowerment based on the knowledge of who we are and from whence we have come. Otherwise the cavalry will might come to kill and not to save our boys. We shouldn’t let society off the hook, but we have to create answers in the only cavalry that we can hold responsible to us. We have to refocus our churches and our social and fraternal organizations to be tenacious and unrelenting in the fight to protect and save our children. Copyright © 2012 by Lindamichelle Baron

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ASK LISA-ANNE Q. My son is 8 years old. He wets the bed every night. I don’t know what to do. I’m so tired of it. Do you have any suggestions? A. You are not alone. Millions of kids and teenagers from every part of the world wet the bed every single night. It's so common! The fancy name for bedwetting, or sleep wetting, is nocturnal (nighttime) enuresis (en-yoo-reesus). Enuresis runs in families. The most important thing to remember is that no one wets the bed on purpose. It doesn't mean that he’s lazy or a slob. It's something he can't help doing. For some reason, kids who wet the bed are not able to feel that their bladders are full and don't wake up to use the toilet. Sometimes a kid who wets the bed will have a realistic dream that he or she is in the bathroom only to wake up later and discover he or she is all wet. Many kids who wet the bed are very deep sleepers. Is he hard to wake up? Some kids who wet the bed do it every single night. Others wet some nights and are dry on others. A lot of kids say that they seem to be drier when they sleep at a friend's or a relative's house. That's because kids who are anxious about wetting the bed, may not sleep much or only very lightly. Most doctors consider a bedwetting child to be any girl older than age four and any boy over age five who wet the bed. Bedwetting generally declines with age. About 10% of all six year olds and about 3% of all 14 year olds wet the bed. In a very small number of cases, bedwetting can continue into adulthood. Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, emotional trauma or allergies seem to be more likely to be bedwetters than children in the general population. By the first grade, most chilNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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dren are embarrassed by their bed-wetting condition. They tend to withdraw from social activities that require sleeping outside of their home. They also often suffer from low selfimage. Parents can help their children reduce negative feelings about their bed-wetting condition and speed up the process of overcoming it, by offering positive support, understanding and encouragement. Make it no big deal! The good news is that almost all kids who wet the bed eventually stop. So if he wets every night, don't be discouraged. Some kids who have other problems, like constipation, daytime wetting, or urine infections, may need to see their doctor for some extra tests. Since he wets the bed, there are some things he can do to decrease the amount and occurrence somewhat: 1. Tell him to try not to drink anything after dinner and remember to go to the bathroom before going to bed. 2. If he does wet the bed, he can help with the cleanup by pulling off the sheets and putting them in the laundry. This is not meant to be a punishment because he can’t help it. It just makes it easier to clean the bed and put his sheets and bedding in the laundry. Keep a fresh pair of sheets in his room so he can change the bed during the night without waking you. 3. A lot of doctors think that the best treatment for enuresis is a program that retrains his brain to do one of two things: wake him up so you can go to the bathroom and/or stay asleep and hold it until morning. This program includes doing bladder exercises, such as waiting a little longer to urinate during the day, reading about and imagining staying dry, or even using a tiny alarm. The alarm is connected to a pad placed in his underwear at night. If he starts to urinate, the pad senses the moisture and

sets off the alarm. Different alarms buzz, vibrate, or do both, but they're all easy to use and can help wake even the deepest sleeper. 4. There are also two medications that some parents choose. One is an anti-depressant and one is an anti-diuretic. Since this condition corrects itself, I do not recommend using medications. Bedwetting does not warrant the side effects of these medications. Good luck! Lisa-Anne Ray-Byers is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who has worked in education for over two decades. She holds graduate degrees in speech-language pathology and multicultural education. She also holds certification in educational administration. She is the author of the books, They Say I Have ADHD, I Say Life Sucks! Thoughts From Nicholas and They SSSay I’m a St St Stutterer, But I SSSay Nothing! Meet Kelly and co-author of 365 Ways to Succeed With

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ADHD. She is the Education Editor of the Community Journal newspaper in Long Island, New York and a member of the National Education Writers Association. She is currently employed in the Hempstead School District. You may contact her at speechlrb@yahoo.com or by visiting her website at www.AskLisaAnne.com.

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AWARDS GALORE FOR BABYLON HIGH SCHOOL DECA STUDENTS 12 of the 40 Babylon High School students who participated in the New York State Career Conference on March 7 in Rochester, NY, placed in the top ten in their respective fields. Carly Tribby and Emily Church took first and third place in Public Service Visual Advertising, respectively. Emily Funk placed fifth in Visual Advertising, Grace Onishea finished seventh in Free Enterprise Economics, Kelly Corcoran earned three top ten honors in Retail Merchandising, and the team of Maura O'Shea and Katie Greene captured sixth place in New York State and finished second overall in the category of Travel and Tourism Role Play. The team of Matt Zeterberg, Ken Rende, and Alec Zamet placed sixth in Research Paper, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, while Kate Wilson (Broadcast Advertising), Kerry Glenday (Human Resources Management) and Sean Reynolds (Automotive Marketing) were also top ten finishers. "Besides exhibiting extraordinary professional behavior, they also did very well in their competitive events," Babylon DECA co-advisor Claire Reilly said. "These students put a lot of time and effort into their competition, and we are very proud of their performance, competing against over 2,000 students from across the state. DECA is a community service organization and the Babylon chapter is proud to have received an award in Rochester for our efforts in raising funds for the Crohn's Foundation of America."

Come to an Open House on April 21 at Long Island’s #1 Arts School, Long Island High School for the Arts GARDEN CITY, N.Y., April 2, 2012 — Voted #1 Arts School by the Long Island Press for the second consecutive year, the Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) is where careers in the arts begin. Find our more at an Open House on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the school located at 239 Cold Spring Road in Syosset. Find out if LIHSA is the right place for you by sampling some of the professional-level classes that are taught by recognized artists and experienced master teachers. Sketch from a live model, sit in on a jazz jam or take a dance class. Join the theatre ‘techies’ in creating special effects, participate in an improv class, join in a film NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

shoot on location, watch a student performance, take an art class and then be dazzled by the artwork on display in the student art gallery. “Whether it’s making movies, performing at Carnegie Hall, dancing professionally, acting or directing films or plays — this is the place to start making your dream of a career in the arts a reality,” says LIHSA Principal Ava Favara. Explore the school’s theatre, art and dance studios, “high tech” Digital Music and Media Production Lab and rehearsal rooms. Tour the entire state-ofthe-art facility and talk with staff, professional artists, alumni and parents of students. Hear about LIHSA’s outstanding programs, from its half- and full-day high school studies to its Summer Arts Academy, After School program for middle schoolers and Arts for Adults. LIHSA students receive professional-level training in art, dance, drama, theatre technology, instrumental or vocal music, musical theatre, film or

playwriting each day as a supplement to their regular courses of study. The school’s alumni have landed starring roles on Broadway and in national touring companies. They also can be found working as technicians for Cirque de Soleil and at Lincoln Center. Last year’s graduates earned more than $8 million in scholarships and grants to continue their educations at some of the nation’s most highly esteemed colleges and conservatories. For details on the open house call 516-622-5678 or visit www.lihsarts.org and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ LIHSArts. Long Island High School for the Arts has been offering intensive training in the visual and performing arts for more than 40 years. Students from both Nassau and Suffolk counties can attend either for half the school day, taking academic courses at their home high schools, or can enroll full time and take all of their academic courses for high school graduation at LIHSA. More than 90

percent of the graduates go on to colleges or conservatories, including the Juilliard School, Boston Conservatory, Cooper Union and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (just to name a few). About Nassau BOCES Celebrating its 45th year, the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Nassau County (Nassau BOCES) is a public agency that serves the 56 school districts of Nassau County. It provides costeffective shared services, including career training for high school students and adults, special education, alternative schools, technology education and teacher training, as well as dozens of programs to expand educational opportunities and help districts operate more effic i e n t l y . V i s i t www.nassauboces.org for news, information and educational updates and like Nassau BOCES on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ nassauboces.

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Hempstead High Schoolers Host an Afternoon of Fun for Kids Campus teens help to bring smiles to youngsters’ faces during Children’s Day Celebration As participants in the Hempstead Boys and Girls Club’s Children’s Day Celebration, Hempstead High School Campus students transformed two Fulton Elementary School classrooms into an activity fun zone for kids in March. Led by College Preparatory Academy for Music and Art guidance counselor Jessica Sabia, 10 high school students volunteered their time after school that day to host arts and crafts activities, exercises, snack time, and more for the young faces of the Hempstead Boys and Girls Club. While spending time with the children, the high schoolers were also able to teach them about the importance of, among other things, learning, teamwork, listening to others, creativity and respect for diversity. The event, which gave the high school students the opportunity to inspire the younger generation to be productive citizens, was also a part of the high school’s ongoing efforts to encourage students to do all that they can to give back to the Hempstead community. HHS Kids Day Photo 1: Caption: Hempstead High School student Daniel Narcisse made a bracelet out of Fruit Loops cereal with Hempstead Boys and Girls Club members during Children’s Day at Fulton Elementary School in Hempstead in March. HHS Kids Day Photo 2: Caption: Hempstead High School Campus’s College Preparatory Academy for Music and Art guidance counselor Jessica Sabia, third from right, and campus students spent time with kids at the Hempstead Boys and Girls Club during the Children’s Day Celebration at Fulton Elementary School in Hempstead in March. HHS Kids Day Photo 3: Caption: Hempstead High School Campus students and members of the Hempstead Boys and Girls Club were all smiles during a Children’s Day Celebration at Fulton Elementary School in Hempstead in March. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Hempstead High School Campus Photo 1: Caption: Students in the Hempstead High School Campus’s College Preparatory Academy for Math and Science discussed what they learned in the academy’s Ichthyology Research Program with Hempstead community members during the Hempstead Board of Education’s monthly meeting in March.

Under the leadership of science teacher Mrs. Leibu, students in the Hempstead High School Campus’s College Preparatory Academy for Math and Science are now dedicating their time after school hours to learn how to raise trout. As part of their participation in the academy’s Ichthyology Research Program, the students feed the fish daily, check the pH and ammonia levels inside the fish tank, clean the fish tank and more to help the trout eggs hatch and grow into adult fish. The program — which has enabled the students to study the growing stages of Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout, the trout rate of survival, as well as learn how to test the different pH and ammonia levels in a fish environment — is also part of the academy’s partnership with the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium. With assistance from Principal Dagoberto Artiles and teacher Mrs. Leibu, the academy students discussed their research and findings in the program with Hempstead community members during the Hempstead Board of Education’s monthly meeting in March. Hempstead High School Campus Photo 2: Caption: With help from Principal Dagoberto Artiles, students in the Hempstead High School Campus’s College Preparatory Academy for Math and Science discussed highlights from the academy’s Ichthyology Research Program during the Hempstead Board of Education’s monthly meeting in March. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Freeport Students Use iPads to Enhance Math and Science Studies Seventh-grade students in the John W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport are using iPads specifically programmed with learning apps to improve their understanding of concepts in mathematics and science. Freeport Public Schools received the iPads for this project through a grant in collaboration with Nassau BOCES. Dodd school librarian Christine Meloni served as the liaison to Nassau BOCES and helped coordinate this grant-funded project that focuses on increasing math scores through the integration of math and science. “Computer programs can be a motivating factor for learning,” said Ms. Meloni. Science students are making use of streaming video and a variety of interactive applications to explore concepts such as Newton’s First Law, gravity, and motion forces. These programs require students to complete quizzes based on the lesson delivered. iPads are particularly helpful in learning physics because the devices can detect motion to simulate active and reactive forces. Math students use the iPads as well as laptops and traditional desktop computers to build a deeper understanding and confidence when solving algebraic equations. Students are required to answer questions after completing each lesson, and the results are tracked to better help teachers chart overall strengths and weaknesses.

Freeport teacher Rosalie Woska (see last paragraph) works with a team of students who are learning science and math concepts through the use of iPads.

The teachers who are a part of this project are Maureen Bonanno, Allison Marty, Rosalie Woska, and Vanessa Vidalon.

Dodd school librarian Christine Meloni shows students the variety of iPad learning tools that are designated for their use in learning math and science.

As part of a grant-funded program, students at J.W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport use iPad applications to improve their math and science skills, answering questions after each lesson that are tracked by their teachers.

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Freeport High School Hosts Choir Workshops The Fredonia Chamber Choir, part of the School of Music at SUNY Fredonia, made a stop along its tour for workshops, clinics and performances with Freeport High School vocal arts students during Freeport High School Choir Day. Dr. Gerald T. Gray, director of the Fredonia choir, listened to performances from the Freeport High School Concert Chorus, Mixed Chorus and Select Chorale before offering suggestions for improvement. He then coached each group through a vocal work session that incorporated his suggested changes. The 24 members of the Fredonia Chamber Choir performed selections from their tour program, after which all of the students, including a participating group from Baldwin High School, gathered at stage side to perform a song together.

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GILDA’S CLUB OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY'S 13TH ANNUAL “LAUGH OFF” COMEDY BENEFIT EVENT ON THURSDAY, APRIL 12TH HACKENSACK, NJ – MARCH 2012 -- Gilda’s Club of Northern New Jersey’s holds their 13th Annual "Laugh Off” comedy showcase finale on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Bananas Comedy Club (283 Rt. 17 South, Hasbrouck Heights,NJ) @7pm. The event will be emceed by Bergen Record humor columnist Bill Ervolino and will feature a performance by comedian Joey Kola. Named in honor of Gilda Radner, the late “Saturday Night Live” comedian who passed away in 1989, the nonprofit “club” opened in April 2000 with a mission of creating welcoming communities of free support for individuals whose lives have been touched by cancer along with their families and friends. Gilda’s is a 501c3 and tickets are $15.00. For more information about Gilda’s and the "Laugh Off" event, call (201) 4571670 or go to: www.gildasclubnnj.org/

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Jury selection begins in Jennifer Hudson family trial From NBC Chicago: Jury selection begins Thursday in the trial of William Balfour, the man accused of killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family. Judge Charles P. Burns will introduce a pool of about 150 potential jurors to Balfour. Candidates then will fill out a questionnaire asking such things as how much they know about Hudson's career and whether they are fans of the Grammy Award winner and actress. Balfour, 30, the estranged husband of Hudson's sister, Julia, is accused of killing Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson; her 29-yearold brother, Jason Hudson; and her 7-year-old nephew, Julian King. In October 2008, Hudson's mother and brother were shot inside the family's Englewood home. Julian King's body was found three days later. Prosecutors have said Balfour made numerous threats against the family after his relationship with Julia Hudson fell apart. The jury pool on Thursday will be questioned about their knowledge of Hudson or whether or not they could have been biases on the publicity of the murders. On Monday, individual interviews with Burns will begin. Burns ordered that jurors' identities remain secret until after the trial. Selection of 12 jurors and six alternates is expected to take about two or three days. The trial starts April 23. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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SMOKEY ROBINSON Friday, April 20th at 8:00PM NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY 2012 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS April

1 Jamie Hyneman & Adam Savage - MythBustersBehind The Myths Tour

April

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Zebra

April

14 & 15 The Moody Blues

April

18 Tower of Power & War

April

19 Sid Jacobson JCC presents Dee Snider’s Jam for Autism

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Liza Minnelli (Rescheduled Date)

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Greg Lake, the legendary voice of King Crimson & ELP

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Chicago

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Bob Weir Solo Acoustic

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Imagination Movers

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Gordon Lightfoot

May

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Engelbert Humperdinck

May

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John Tesh – Big Band Live!

May

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Joan Rivers & Brad Garrett

June

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Michael Amante Special guest Ric Mango

BUY TICKETS AT LIVENATION.COM. CHARGE BY PHONE AT 800-745-3000 SELECT TICKETMASTER LOCATIONS and the WESTBURY BOX OFFICE All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. Tickets subject to applicable service charges. Visit www.TheTheatreAtWestbury.com for more information. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Café Long Island Cablevision Public Access TV Channel 115 Thursdays at 6:00 pm It's like overhearing a thought-provoking conversation at your local cafe. We're talking about the who, what, when, where, why and how of local, national, and global news from a multicultural perspective. Because Cafe Long Island is more accessible and responsive to Long Island residents than mainstream television shows, we can investigate the issues of immediate concern to currently marginalized Long Island communities, as they are uniquely affected, in the areas of business, education, social trends, the environment, politics, art and culture, civic engagement, and quality of life. Our objective is to highlight the people and places that make us a strong island because no story is too small for Cafe Long Island, if it serves the public's interest, and there's always room for one more at our table. Email: Cafelongisland@gmail.com Website: www.wix.com/cafelongisland/tv#! Facebook: Café Long Island YouTube: www.youtube.com/cafelongisland

Hi All, I am so excited and proud that I am a co-author of a new book that was written just for you! On October 11, 2011 , 365 ways to succeed with ADHD, a book I co-authored, along with 80 other ADHD experts and professionals from around the world, becomes available! In 365 ways to succeed with ADHD, you will learn from me and 80 other ADHD experts including doctors, psychologist, nurses, researchers, teachers, special education teachers, OTs, PTs and more, what you need to succeed with ADHD in a friendly format. There is a full year of tips and strategies to succeed with ADHD, written for parents, children, adults and college students in mind. There is something for everybody! Within its pages is that tip or strategy you have been looking for. I don’t want you to miss out www.theadhdawarenessbookproject.com Look out for some amazing bonus gifts from the co-authors themselves, including: Your own personal Time Management Guide and Workbook, Complimentary ADHD Coaching Sessions The 5-step Mindset Program for Success MP3 recordings of the one hour Tele classes: “Time Management Strategies for Adults with ADD / ADHD”, “How to overcome Procrastination” and “Connect with Your Teen”. The Seven Step Guide to Getting Control of Your Day… and Maybe Your Life! Chapter’s from popular ADHD books and author’s, such as "Fidget to Focus", a perennial favorite on using natural strategies and techniques for managing the symptoms of ADHD by Sarah Wright and Roland Rotz. Invitation to a live upcoming Tele classes to answer your ADHD questions Don't miss out on Tuesday's book launch and bonuses! Lisa-Anne Ray-Byers

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This announcement of the formation of the Health Initiative Campaign and an ongoing partnership of New Life Magazine Inc., 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., the Whitney Johnson Foundation, Urologist Doctor Erol Mallett & Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. is to present a platform to improve the quality of health for Long Islanders and encourage early prevention, education, and health care initiatives. “The health disparity gap can be turn around through education, screening, mentoring, training, access, and leadership. Favorable health outcomes are possible utilizing best practices and the joint collaboration of health professionals as well as community resources. Together we can make this happen!” Gloria Gantt RN, BSN, MS “It is important for organizations on Long Island to collaborate to raise awareness and combat at health issues that are prevalent on Long Island. This great milestone is for all organizations on Long Island that are concerned with health care issues”. Phil Andrews, President, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. “On November 7th, 2011 the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. appointed me to serve as Health & Wellness Chairman to raise awareness of activities that citizens can pursue which lead to healthier lives and combat health disparities. “Health awareness poses a significant challenge for African Americans and all other ethnic cultures of Long Island. This appointment as Health & Wellness Chairman for the 100 is a significant step which is timely and needed to reverse the trends of lack of adequate information which leads to health disparities The 100 Black Men of Long Island is the 2nd oldest chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., and was established in 1974). My advocacy will cover both Nassau & Suffolk Counties. The purpose of the 100 Black Men of Long Island is to improve the quality of life for all people on Long Island, particularly those of African-American heritage; achieve 100 percent equality in all aspects of community life, including the elimination of bigotry and discrimination; defend human and civil rights; and give assistance to members in honorable endeavors". I would like to give special thanks to Phil Andrews the President of the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd” Kevin Byrd 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Chairman of Health & Wellness “As an organization of registered professional nurses and nursing students, whose mission is grounded in public service, the Kappa Eta Chapter, Inc. of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. is excited to partner with the 100 Black Men of Long Island and other community groups in order to eliminate healthcare disparities and NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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improve the health outcomes of the citizens of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Nurses are an invaluable asset with regards to community outreach because our practice includes giving people reliable, useful information about how to protect their health. In presentations at schools, community groups, senior centers, and other venues, we teach proper nutrition, demonstrate effective safety practices, promote early detection of common diseases, provide education on how to care for disabled or ill family members, and inform individuals about other important health issues. Our goal is to make health information easy to understand, so people can take greater control over their well being. As a result of participating in this collaborative effort, Kappa Eta Chapter will continue its legacy of providing meaningful public service to develop healthy Long Island communities”. Angela R. Jourdain MSN, RN, CCRN President, Kappa Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. About: New Life Magazine. New Life Magazine is a holistic health magazine catering to the total fulfillment of health from a biblical perspective. We endorse health initiatives that promote better health of one’s physical, spiritual, social, emotional and economic wellbeing to produce to favorable health outcomes. Our focus is to decrease the health disparity gap in underserved and at risk populations by providing information and community outreach venues such as Health and Wellness Conferences. The Founding Editor and Publisher Gloria Gantt is a Registered Nurse with 23 years experience in community health. About: 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Our goal is improving the quality of life on Long Island, and focuses on the Future – Education, Mentoring, Health & Wellness & Economic Empowerment. Health & Wellness is a part of our signature programs. “Adequate healthcare and access to critical information surrounding healthcare issues is an urgent matter and ensures an overall health benefit to the community” Phil Andrews, President – 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. About: Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. is an organization of registered professional nurses was founded on October 16, 1932 by Aliene C. Ewell with the assistance of eleven registered nurses. For further information on the Health and Wellness Conference and partnership with New Life Magazine Inc., 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., the Whitney Johnson Foundation, Urologist Doctor Erol Mallett & Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. call 646.243.7771 or by email at gloria@newlifemagazine.com. Join in collaboration of the Health Initiative Campaign to decrease the health disparity gap in at risk communities on Long Island. PAGE 43


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eBay Store Closed

As Publisher of the Community Journal I highly recommend reading this book, especially if you have children living in Nassau County...

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My eBay store, The Quality Corner 1, is now closed. After much deliberation, I decided to close it last month. It was not an easy decision, but it is the best course right now. I opened the store back in 2008 and it was my pride and joy. I worked very hard to grow my eBay business. In 2009, I expanded to selling books and audiobooks worldwide. In 2010, I became a Power Seller and an eBay Top Rated Seller. I felt good about my accomplishments at that time. In 2011, eBay made several changes to the fee structure and seller requirements. During the entire time I've sold on eBay, they have continued to make policy changes. However, the most recent changes caused me to reconsider my eBay business. I decided to keep the store open through the busiest season of the year. After a slow holiday season, I became discouraged. After reviewing my profits, I made the final decision to close the store in February. As the saying goes, "if it doesn't make dollars, it doesn't make sense." Even though my eBay store is closed, The Quality Corner is still open. I maintain my relationship with a very large book distributor, therefore, I still have access to over 2 million titles in print and audio. I will continue to take special requests and ship books directly to my customers. I have several local customers, including the Columbus City School district. I am very thankful for my loyal customers and I look forward to continually providing quality products and quality service in the future. The online segment of my business is continuing to grow. I am now selling ebooks, music and entertainment on my blog. You can view my selection here. Also, I am an affiliate for Barnes & Noble, so I will be promoting their products and passing on savings to my readers. You can read more about that here. I intend to focus more on my book review service as well. To learn more about book promotion through reviews, trailers and press releases, view my website at www.blackbookreview.com.

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“REASONABLE THINKING” I A HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER TO ALL. Remember, Jesus the  Christ died on the Cross for all of us. Places I Have or Haven't Been:  I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots.  Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with  someone. I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes  you there. I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an air‐ port; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there,  thanks to my friends, family and work. I would like to go to Conclu‐ sions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activ‐ ity anymore. I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go,  and I try not to visit there too often. I've been in Flexible, but only  when it was very important to stand firm. Senator Dean Skelos is hosting his third annual NYS Senate Ca‐ reer Fair on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Rockville Centre Recreation  Centre from 9am‐1pm. This event will once again bring employees  and potential employers together and will be geared towards assist‐ ing individuals seeking employment in identifying businesses and  organizations that are hiring. Nassau County Police Department ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE at PO‐ LICE Headquarters. 1490 FRANKLIN AVE. MINEOLA, N.Y. WEDNES‐ DAY, MAY 16th 2012 THRU FRIDAY, MAY 18th 2012 FROM 9:30 A.M.  ‐ 2:30 P.M. ‐‐ It can be very interesting, and a lot of fun!   PARENTS, YOU MIGHT EVEN BE ABLE TO LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN  BEHIND FOR A FEW DAYS, FOR SAFEKEEPING!!! LOL AN EPIC AGREEMENT ‐‐ The New York State Senate and Assem‐ bly have agreed on language that will restore co‐pay assistance to  EPIC, New York's Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage pro‐ gram. DO NOT CALL LIST ‐‐1‐888‐382‐1222 to register ALL your phones  on the DO NOT CALL LIST to avoid those pain in the neck telemar‐ keters!!! If they continue to call you once you're on the DNC list, they  are subject to fines over $10,000 per call. It takes about 60 days to  be placed on the list, so be patient. If you have an AARP card, you can order a LARGE Coffee + get a  FREE Donut, AND get a Senior Discount, too, for ALL of 2012 at all  DUNKIN DONUTS locations! This offer expires on February 28, 2013.  Ah, life is Good. Time to eat the donuts! Have a GREAT Day. Did I tell you the News? April 4th was "Hug a Newsman Day." By  Popular Demand, I’m extending this opportunity for an additional  week so the lines will be shorter. I’ll be waiting to see you! LOL Take this opportunity to appropriately dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs. Down the toilet is NOT the right way. PHARMACEUTICAL DROP-OFFS - Human and Animal Prescription Drugs accepted. Town of North Hempstead 9:30am ‐ 3pm on all dates at all loca‐ tions: April 21 ‐ Wheatley High School, 11 Bacon Road, Old Westbury  May 5 ‐ Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde  Park April 21 ‐ Schreiber High School, 101 Campus Drive, Port Wash‐ ington May 12 – New Hyde Park Memorial, 500 Leonard Blvd New  Hyde Park May 19 ‐ Carle Place High School, 168 Cherry Lane, Carle  Place; Town of Oyster Bay September 20, 2012, 5-8pm, at 2 locations: Merrick Jewish Center, Merrick St. Rose of Lima Church, Massapequa Town of Hempstead 8:00am - 2pm on all dates at the following locations: March 11 - Parking Field L2 off Division Avenue, Behind TriCounty Flea Market, Levittown May 12 - Point Lookout Beach parking lot on Lido Blvd NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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August 11 - Parking Field L2 off Division Avenue, Behind TriCounty Flea Market, Levittown October 14- Point Lookout Beach parking lot on Lido Blvd ON YOUR MARK, GET SET,  GOOOO SHOPPING!!! New York  State will provide consumers  and businesses a welcome relief  at the cash register. It Began on  Sunday, April 1, 2012. Clothing, footwear and related items sold  for less than $110 each will be exempt from the New York State’s  4% sales tax. No one has informed me as to WHEN this program  will end! GOODBYE CHANNEL 55/10. YOU WILL BE MISSED. GOOD LUCK  TO ALL THE REPORTERS AND STAFF WHO NOW FIND THEMSELVES  UNEMPLOYED. The station was bought by CBS. THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR TOWING!!! Nassau County Boot  + Tow Program started on Monday, March 26th!! If you had three  or more unpaid parking or Red‐Light Camera tickets, your vehicle  was subject to being booted and/or towed away. At least it’s been  good walking weather!!! The Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (OEM)  announces the First Annual Safety Fair for Families set to take  place April 28th and 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Wantagh  Park, located at 1 King Road, Wantagh, just south of Merrick Road,  west of the Wantagh State Parkway. The Safety Fair is free to the  public and will feature family fun, giveaways and free raffles. If you lose your job these are the first 3 things you need to do: 1. Contact your employer's HR department to find out when  your health insurance will end, if you are getting any severance  package and what it includes. 2. Go on line and apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits  as soon as possible. 3. Contact your creditors and try to work out reduction of pay‐ ments before you are behind on your bills and they are turned over  to collectors. Mortgage: Ask your lender for a loan modification which might  include reduction of interest, extension of the loan, adding the next  3 or 4 loan payments to the end of the loan, extend the loan to  make the payments more manageable. Rent: Ask your landlord for a rate reduction or consider moving  to a less‐expensive unit in the complex. If you are single, you might  consider taking on a roommate. Credit Cards: Pay at least the minimum, and if possible, more.  Ask your credit card issuer about their hardship programs (reduced  payment plans, reduced interest). Auto Loans: Look into refinancing to lower your payments or  extending the loan term. If you need to, sell the car if there is an‐ other car available at home (first, check prepayment penalties on  your financing agreement) Auto Insurance: Consider increasing your deductible to reduce  the cost of the insurance. If you have an older car, consider drop‐ ping collision and/or comprehensive coverage. Gas & Electric: Ask about energy assistance programs, budget  plans and if emergency funds are available. Telephone: Eliminate services you don't need. If you have land  lines, fax lines, and cell phones, consider eliminating the land & fax  lines and just keeping your cell phone. Easy vs.Difficult Easy is to judge the mistakes of others, Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes Easy is to hurt someone who loves you, Difficult is to heal the wound Easy is to set rules, Difficult is to follow them Easy is to dream every night, (Continued on page 49)

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A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit jump out across the middle of the road. He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the rabbit jumps right in front of the car. The driver, a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulls over and gets out to see what has become of the rabbit. Much to his dismay, the rabbit is the Easter Bunny, and he is DEAD . The driver feels S O awful that he begins to cry. A beautiful blond woman driving down the highway sees a man crying on the side of the road and pulls over. She steps out of the car and asks the man what's wrong. "I feel terrible," ! he explains, "I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny with my car and KILLED HIM." The blond says,"Don't worry." She runs to her car and pulls out a spray can. She walks over to the limp, dead Easter Bunny , bends down, and sprays the contents onto him. The Easter Bunny jumps up, waves its paw at the two of them NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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and hops off down the road. Ten feet away he stops, turns around and waves again, he hops down the road another 10 feet, turns and waves, hops another ten feet, turns and waves, and repeats this again and again and again and again, until he hops out of sight. The man is astonished. He runs over to the woman and demands, "What is in that can? What did you spray on the Easter Bunny ?" The woman turns the can around so that the man can read the label. It says.. (Are you ready for this?) (Are you sure?) (You know you're gonna be sorry) (Last chance) (OK, here it is) It says, "Hair Spray Restores life to dead hair, and adds permanent wave." Happy East ER!! PAGE 48


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Difficult is to fight for a dream Easy is to say we love, Difficult is to show it every day Easy is to make mistakes, Difficult is to learn from them...

INTRODUCING JAMES REED James W. Reed is a master communicator and a friend to hundreds of organizations from local community groups to the United Nations. For more than 25 years, Mr. Reed has used his extraordinary network of connections to help others. Through both his role as Deputy Commissioner of the Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs and his work with civic and charitable organizations, it is easy to see that education, combined with a happy and healthy life, is his priority. Professionally, Mr. Reed was the Former Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Consumer Affairs for Nassau County. He was also a Founding Member of the Nassau County Police Explorers Board of Directors which helps youth, ages 14 to 20, succeed and excel in career opportunities, life skills, character development and leadership roles. Additionally, Mr. Reed has served as a Super-Distinguished Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis, a member of the Freeport Salvation Army Corps Advisory Board, a member of the Board of Directors at the Nassau County Salvation Army, and a Government Liaison Chair for the Long Island Chapter of ASIS International. He believes strongly in public education and information, giving as many as 300 speeches a year. His assistance to diverse communities has been recognized and appreciated by those groups that have benefited from Mr. Reed’s life-long commitment to make life better for all. Much of Mr. Reed's service to underserved communities has been in Long Beach, Westbury/Carle Place, Freeport, Uniondale, Roosevelt, Hempstead, Roslyn, Great Neck, and to international communities, such as the Philippines and Russia. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

Job Opportunities with the Obama Campaign Hello Friends, Happy New Year. I am excited to share the news that the Obama Campaign is hiring in great number. They are very interested in getting qualified people of color in various positions. Here's a link to all of the positions and descriptions currently available: http:// www.barackobama.com/jobs. Folks should feel free to apply through this link, but should also e-mail their resumes to opportunities@barackobama.com and cc: Nico Probst(nprobst@barackobama.com). We want to make sure there's a strong African American presence in the field in 2012. Please distribute the links to your constituency far and wide.

Mr. Reed has received the Community Leadership and Everyday Hero awards from Newsday, the Liberty Bell Award from the Nassau Bar Association, the School-to-Business Award from BOCES, the Long Island Latino Award from La Fiesta Radio, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award from Nassau County, among 100s of other prestigious awards for his efforts on behalf of others. Mr. Reed has solicited, obtained and distributed over $52 millions in in-kind donations to not-for-profit agencies locally, nationally and across the world. James W. Reed is responsible for the permanent Kiwanis International “Young Children: Priority One” program and for their Iodine Deficiency Disorder international program to virtually eliminate IDD, the major cause of severe mental retardation in the world. Mr. Reed has an extensive writing history, dating to writing newsletters and press releases for many of the organizations he belongs to, writing for his College (CCNY) newspaper (an advice column for the lovelorn using a female pen name), a writer for LATIN LONG ISLAND Magazine, and preparing press releases for the Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs, where he affectionately earned the title of "MEDIA MOGUL" and he assisted other County agencies and organizations with their media exposure. He is well-known to television networks and cable stations, print media outlets and to numerous radio groups. Mr. Reed resides in Oceanside, Long Island and has three accomplished daughters. From what he has learned from the daily challenges as a single parent, he is better prepared for even greater issues in his public and private life. His exceptional job experience, vast volunteer efforts and unprecedented dedication to helping others has resulted in Mr. Reed being known in the community as “The Everyday Hero”. James W. Reed Phone: 516-315-3437

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HEMPSTEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT WORKSHOP Budgeting and Debt Options Presented by Debt Counseling Corporation Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:00PM – 8:00PM ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Join us for part one of a two-part financial literacy seminar presented by Debt Counseling Corporation. This program will address the essentials of budgeting your money and the options available to you when in debt. Please register at the Reference Desk.

Kerry Washington stars in 'Scandal': Is this the best time for black actresses in Hollywood? Actress Kerry Washington is generating a great deal of excitement with her latest role as the star of ABC's newest show, Scandal. The hour-long drama is a vehicle of producer Shonda Rhimes, of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice fame, and is the first to be centered around a black woman, Washington's crisis manager, Judy Smith. With black women filling the roles of executive producer (Rhimes), producer (Smith) and lead actress (Washington), Scandal, even before its premiere last night, has brought a whiff of optimism to African-American women in entertainment. "I think it's a really special time to be a woman of color in this business. The landscape of who has the power is changing," she told Essence in a recent interview, "We are in more influential positions and are able to have a say in the stories that are told." Following an awards season that shone a spotlight on talents like Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer from the hit film, The Help, and with news that Gabrielle Union will be the lead of a Mara Brock Akil show that's set to air on BET, Washington has good reason to be optimistic. Washington herself will be seen alongside Eddie Murphy, Diahann Carroll and Jamie Foxx in three separate movies over the next year. She tells Essence, "I feel very lucky to be in this business now." But is one actress' good fortune applicable to the rest of black women working in Hollywood? There's little doubt that Scandal will deliver the drama and draw a fan base, seeing as how its creator, Shonda Rhimes, is the mastermind behind ABC cash cows Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy. Call it the "Shonda Effect," if you will -- the almost-solid guarantee that anything Rhimes touches will bring in the viewers and the dollars. Outside of Rhimes, though, it's still difficult to tell whether shows led by black women will draw the support they need to not only survive, but thrive. Take the cop drama, Southland, led by Regina King. Though the show has a loyal fan base, it was cancelled after airing just seven episodes of its first season on NBC. TNT eventually picked up the show and just concluded its fourth season. Yet, despite critical acclaim, Southland again may be on the verge of cancellation. And last year, TNT canned Jada Pinkett Smith's HawthoRNe after three seasons. While The Help showed that the film industry may be getting better at recognizing great black lead actresses (albeit in controversial roles), the small screen has yet show that it's as friendly. So it's hard to jump up and down and celebrate a new dawn for black women on TV just yet, even if Kerry Washington is leading a drama that's expected to be a hit. The final verdict won't be in until the ratings are, or until the show continually draws good reviews and is picked up beyond a first season. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

HEMPSTEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT WORKSHOP FINDING A JOB WHEN YOU ARE OVER 55 Thursday, April 19th, 2012 2:00pm – 4:00pm For immediate release* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * advance Registration needed * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Contact: Reference* * * * * * * * * * * * *481-6990 Are you over 55 and looking for a job? Do you want to re-enter the job market? Do you need extra income? Would you like to be more active? Are you finding it difficult to find employment? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you should come to this workshop. Finding a job when you’re trying to re-enter the job market or want to change careers only gets tougher when you are over 55. Learn how to develop a resume, interview with potential employers and dress for success from Ms. Sari Flesch, Employment Coordinator for the Nassau County Department of the Aging. This program will be held in the Community Room. Registration is required for this free program. It will be easier to have more faith in Hollywood's relationship with black actresses once Hollywood shows it's committed to that relationship. It will be easier when black actresses become more visible in roles across the spectrum, (think fantasy hits like Harry Potter, or romantic dramas like The Notebook) and not just ones that call for an African-American female. It would be nice, too, to see more unknown black ingenues suddenly become household names thanks to a hit show or film, much like Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone, Kristin Stewart in Twilight or Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Surely there is a young brown face out there who can draw America's fascination in the same way, given the right script and a good PR push. It wouldn't hurt either to see a brown face included in Vanity Fair's annual (and consistently overwhelmingly white) Hollywood cover. It may be an exciting time to try new things as a black actress in Hollywood, but it's still Hollywood. And there's still a ways to go. Nothing is more telling than Kerry Washington's recounting of a luncheon where she rubbed elbows with scores of other black actresses, many of whom had auditioned for Scandal. Upon seeing Washington, they told her, "You have to bring it. For all of us." PAGE 50


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HEMPSTEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT WORKSHOP Magical Moroccan Design Presented by Carrie Malandrino Saturday, April 14, 2012 2:00PM – 3:00PM Show your flair for the exotic by making beautiful decorative art based on Moroccan design motifs. Originally used as a decorative architectural element in the 1930's, this Moorish influenced design translates easily into wearable art. Space is limited, please register at the Reference Desk.

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HEMPSTEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT WORKSHOP Homebuying & Homeowning 101 Presented by Debt Counseling Corporation Wednesday, May 30, 2012 7:00PM – 8:00PM Our financial literacy seminar concludes with a program geared toward homebuyers and homeowners. Representatives from Debt Counseling Corporation will provide information and advice on protecting your assets! Please register at the Reference Desk.

HEMPSTEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT WORKSHOP STARTING AND GROWING YOUR OWN BUSINESS WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd, 2012 7:00P.M. –8:30P.M. For immediate release* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * advance Registration needed * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Contact: Reference* * * * * * * * * * * * *481-6990 Successful retired executives from SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration will be presenting a workshop on Starting Your Own Small Business. This workshop is intended for people who want to start their own businesses, as well as existing business owners .The workshop will include: 1) Basics of setting up your business – choosing a product or service, selecting a name, skill requirements. 2) Legal and tax requirements, including legal entity structures (Corporations, partnerships, etc.). 3) Marketing your product or service – research, finding target customers and advertising. 4) Business Plan basics and financing. 5) Learn about free one –on-one counseling services from SCORE.

HEMPSTEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT WORKSHOP Flavors of the Islands Presented by the Vegetarian Gourmet Saturday, June 9, 2012 2:00PM – 3:30PM June is Caribbean American Heritage Month! The Vegetarian Gourmet will present an afternoon of healthy cooking inspired by the foods and flavors of the Caribbean. DayO! Please register at the Reference Desk.

The program will be held in the Community Room. Registration is required for this free program.

HEMPSTEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT WORKSHOP Cooking Heart Healthy and Sugar Free! Presented by Linda Lee Murtha Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:00PM – 3:00PM Chef Linda Lee Murtha of Best Ever Low Carb Cakes will provide you with the tips and recipes needed for healthy cooking to ensure a healthy heart. This program is also perfect for seniors and people with diabetes! Please register at the Reference Desk. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

HEMPSTEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY ADULT WORKSHOP Anger Management and Communication Styles Presented by Eileen Lichtenstein, MS. Ed. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 7:00PM – 8:00PM Explore the relationship between communication and anger while learning techniques of coping and relaxation to prevent explosive incidents. Summer is approaching…learn how to stay cool under pressure! Please register at the Reference Desk. PAGE 51


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Museum Mission Statement The mission of the African American Museum of Nassau County [AAM] is to provide programming and events that foster the intellectual development of community members and visitors with an interest in African-American art, history and culture. A primary goal is to disseminate the history of AfricanAmericans on Long Island and the African-American contribution to the social and cultural development of American society through material and visual culture. The AAM, located in Hempstead, New York, opened in 1970, at the

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

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Museums in or near Long Island downtowns: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove The Museum is a center for research on Long Island geology and a valued resource in the study of the Island's Native American archaeology. To arrange a visit, call 516571-8011 and for information and brochures, visit their website Fine Arts Museums of Long Island 295 Fulton Ave, Hempstead The museum features many contemporary exhibits that have traveled internationally. For information, visit their website or call 516-4815700 Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor A history museum with a 30 ft. whaleboat, scrimshaw, ship models, hands-on marine mammal bone display, and a permanent exhibit featuring the history of Long Island's whaling industry. For information, visit their website or call 631-367-3418 East Hampton Historical Society 101 Main Street, East Hampton Historic farm house with 18th century English style barn and several other historic outer buildings. For information, visit their website or call 631-324-6850 Heckscher Museum 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington Museum found in Heckscher Park with a permanent collections of European and American paintings and many other exhibitions that change bimonthly. Programs for both children and adults can be found. For information, visit their website or call 631-351-3250 Hicksville-Gregory Museum Intersection of Heitz Place and Bay Avenue, Hicksville This museum includes history exhibits of Courthouse jail and also has an Earth Science collection of fossils, minerals, zeolite and fluorescent displays. For information, visit their website or call 516-822-7505 Islip Art Museum 50 Irish Lane, East Islip This museum is the leading exhibition space for contemporary art on Long Island. Exhibitions reflect issues and concerns in the current art world. For information, visit their website or call 631-224-5402 Museum of the Village of Rockville Centre-Phillips House 28 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre This museum features a parlor with furnishings, and a collection of original Victorian clothing worn in Rockville Centre in the 19th century. For information, visit their website or call 516-766-0300 Oyster Bay Historical Society 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay

African American Museum and Center of Education and Applied Arts 110 North Franklin Street Hempstead, New York 11550 516-572-0730 fax: 516-572-032 Mr. David Byer-Tyre, Museum Director/Curator Email: aamnc@yahoo.com Website: www.theaam.org Hours of Operation Monday: by appointment, Tuesday-Friday: 12-8, Saturday: 10-5, Sunday: Closed NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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SPRING BREAK WEEK AT long island children’s museum

cally written for glass instruments. Come experience this one of a kind music.

Enjoy a Fiesta, International Performers and NonStop Fun

Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members), $10 theater only

It’s Spring Break and the Long island Children’s Museum is ready to offer fun for the whole family. Join us for Fiesta Maya: A Celebration of Culture and Cuisine. Learn about the Maya people, culture and events through fun hands-on activities, food and storytelling. Spin the globe and learn about another Russian culture, when Crystal Trio presents a unique musical performance .

Fiesta Maya: A Celebration of Culture and Cuisine

Bonus Day: The Children’s Museum will be open on Monday, April 9! Program and Performance Schedule – April 9-15 A Picnic of Pellets

with a priceless jade medallion buried among ancient Maya ruins – will you be the one to uncover the mystery and find the priceless treasure?

All ages. Free with museum admission.

Get a taste of what it's like to be an archaeologist as you join in the treasure quest and immerse yourself in the beauty and intrigue of Maya culture. Watch the video left behind by the missing archaeological team, then piece together their clues to find the jade medallion. This highly interactive exhibit has visitors translating ancient Ma-

Stop by the Community Gallery to view a mixed media exhibition featuring the artwork of elementary school students from Elmont School District.

Thursday, April 12 from 12 4 p.m.

This event is made possible with the support of the New York Council for the Humanities.

What do owls eat? How do they hunt? What do they use to ingest food? Inspired by our Feasts for Beasts gallery, we will explore the fascinating digestive process of owls and discover the answers to these questions. Watch a live dissection of owl pellets by an animal expert and examine your own!

All ages. Free with museum admission. Traveling Exhibit - The Mystery of the Mayan Medal-

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An archaeological team has mysteriously disappeared, along

KaleidoZone Gallery “Walkin' After Midnight”

Through April 30

Childhood

Pro-

stART (Story + Tuesday to Friday 12:30-1 p.m. †

Art): from

Music and Movement: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. † yan glyphs, examining an excavated skeleton, investigating the deadliness of tomb-dwelling spiders, and more as you search for the elusive medallion. The Mys-

Tuesday, April 10 at 1 and 3 p.m.

Through May 6

All ages. Free with museum admission

Early grams*

Crystal Trio

lion

Through April 30

All ages. Free with museum admission.

Ages: 5 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM Members)

Coming from far away in Siberia, Russia, Crystal Trio is a unique musical group that performs using special glass instruments including the glass harp, verrophone and glass pan flute bass. The trio continues to develop the tradition of musical glass by playing well-known classical and popular modern works, as well as tunes specifi-

Community Gallery

Using her childhood as inspiration artist Danielle O’Malley has created an interactive exhibit where visitors can move through a miniature neighborhood with the help of small dolls and folk stories.

Join us as we celebrate the mystery and intrigue of the Maya empire in a unique and interesting way in honor of our visiting exhibit The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion. Discover the fascinating contributions made by the Maya civilization in math, science, art and history. Learn about the Maya people, culture and events through fun hands-on activities, food and storytelling. Meet archaeologists and learn about their fieldwork. Tour The Mystery of the Mayan Medallion exhibit.

Monday, April 9, Wednesday, April 11 and Friday, April 13 at 11a.m. and 2 p.m.

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tery of the Mayan Medallion has been developed by The Arkansas Discovery Network, through a grant funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

Messy Afternoons: Saturday,-Sunday, from 3:30-5 p.m. †Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members). *Break Week Schedule: Messy Afternoons will be offered daily April 5-13 (Except April 7 and 8) from 1-3 p.m. no other early childhood programs will be offered during this time. All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission: $11 for adults and children over 1 year old, $10 seniors, FREE to museum members and children under 1 year old. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800.

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Case update (Veronica Cirella arraignment info and DA statement) Veronica Cirella, 31, of Plainview, was arraigned this morning on a grand jury indictment charging

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her with Murder in the Second Degree for the killing of her eight-year-old daughter. Judge David Sullivan remanded the defendant. Cirella is due back in court on May 3. She is represented by William Keahon, Esq. “The grand jury undertook an extremely comprehensive and thorough review of the facts and circumstances surrounding the untimely death of Julie Cirella,” said Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen

STATEMENT FROM THE COUNTY ATTORNEY “We are very pleased that the New York State Supreme Court (Justice Karen Murphy) has dismissed the case brought by the Sheriff’s Officers Association, Inc. [ShOA] in which they sought to rescind the demotion of Correction Corporals to Correction Officers as a result of a cost saving measure. We believed that the actions of the County were proper and justified, and the Court has now upheld those actions” said County Attorney John Ciampoli. Nassau County was faced with the need to reduce costs by over $100 million. Rather than layoff Correction Corporals, the County Executive and the Sheriff determined that it was in the best interests of the County, and the Correction Center, to reduce the number of Correction Corporals and, by so doing, expand the number of Correction Officers. The action assured that no officers were terminated. Upon the recommendation of the Executive, the Nassau County Legislature abolished a number of Correction Corporal positions, to take effect on December 29, 2011 unless stayed by the County Executive; the County Executive did stay the subject eliminations of job titles until January 12, 2012. On January 12, 2012 after the stay was lifted, the demotions were effectuated. The union claimed that because the demotions were not done immediately they could not be done at all. The Court rejected that argument, holding that “the legislation was self-executing in effect and that the job titles were nevertheless deemed substantively abolished, unless otherwise stated by applicable executive order.” In these tough economic times the County is faced with making tough decisions. Neither the County Executive nor the Sheriff approach the task of saving vital taxpayer dollars while at the same time maintaining necessary services lightly. The determination here protects Nassau County’s budget while assuring the continued operation of the County Correctional Facilities. “It is time for us to move on and continue to tackle the tough problems the county faces.”, concluded County Attorney Ciampoli. This case was successfully handled by a team which included the firm of Bee, Ready, Fishbein & Hatter and the County Attorney’s Office.

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M. Rice. “After hearing from many witnesses and Ms. Cirella herself, the grand jury returned an indictment for murder in the second degree. Every child’s death arouses strong emotions, but prosecutors must evaluate the evidence objectively, and regardless of how difficult the defendant perceived her circumstances to be, taking her daughter’s life was unjustified.”

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice

FINAL CLAIMS DEADLINE NEARS FOR BLACK FARMERS IN HISTORIC $1.25 BILLION SETTLEMENT Claims due May 11, 2012 Washington, D.C. – A landmark class action settlement for African Americans who experienced farm loan discrimination by the USDA is entering its final phase. African Americans who farmed or attempted to farm (or their heirs) may be eligible for a sizeable cash payment or loan forgiveness from this $1.25 billion class action settlement. This final phase of the Black Farmers Discrimination Settlement (sometimes called “Pigford II”) is only for people who tried to file a late claim in the original Pigford case. The absolute, final deadline for filing a claim is May 11, 2012. This is the last chance for those eligible to get payments and loan forgiveness from the Black Farmers Discrimination Settlement. Lawyers appointed by the court are holding meetings around the country to provide those who are included in the settlement with free help filing claims. Completing a claim may take some time, so those who think they are included should get more information now. For more information, including about how to file a claim and meeting locations: call toll-free 1- 877-8108110 or visit www.BlackFarmerCase.com. PAGE 54


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concealment. They may have some of the same incentives as a serious criminal to hide contraband," Kennedy said. "A detainee might risk carrying cash, cigarettes, or a penknife to survive in jail. Others may make a quick decision to hide unlawful substances to avoid getting in more trouble at the time of their arrest," he added. Writing for the dissenting opinion on behalf of the liberal justices, Justice Stephen Breyer said there was little evidence that the strip searches lead to the discovery of contraband that less invasive procedures could not detect. Breyer called the procedures "inherently harmful, humiliating, and degrading" and concluded that "the harm to privacy interests would seem particularly acute where the person searched may well have no expectation of being subject to such a search, say, because she had simply received a traffic ticket for failing to buckle a seatbelt, because he had not previously paid a civil fine, or because she had been arrested for a minor trespass." In a concurring opinion, Chief Justice John G. Roberts said that there were exceptions to this ruling "to ensure that we 'not embarrass the future.'" Arguing that "Most of those arrested for minor offenses are not dangerous, and most are released from custody prior to or at the time of their initial appearance before a magistrate," Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. believes that "admission to the general jail population, with the concomitant humiliation of a strip-search, may not be reasonable" for people accused of committing minor offenses. The ruling was viewed as a victory for the Obama administration, who wanted the Court to reach this decision, and for jail officials. Meanwhile, civil liberties groups are concerned the strip searches violate privacy rights. Breyer noted that at least 10 states, including California, Florida, and Illinois, and several federal agencies forbid the procedures in question. And, according to the American Bar Association, international human rights treaties ban the strip searches. Florence did not allege racial discrimination in this case. However, the prevalence of racial profiling, despite its prohibition by federal law, suggests that innocent black men are particularly susceptible to disproportionate arrests and strip searches. Racial profiling is the targeting of African-Americans, Latinos and others by law enforcement because of their racial or ethnic background, rather than individual behavior or information that a suspect has engaged in criminal activity. "Driving while black" is well documented, and the recent shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida has forced Americans to reexamine the racial profiling of young black men. New York provides a glaring example of racial profiling and questionable stop-and-frisk activity. According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, the police are stopping hundreds of thousands of law abiding New Yorkers, the vast majority of them blacks and Latinos. In 2011, based on NYPD statistics, 685,724 people were stopped by the police. 88 percent were completely innocent, 53 percent were black, 34 percent were Latino, and only 9 percent were white. 51 percent were age 14-24. The Center for Constitutional Rights filed a federal class action lawsuit against New York's finest (Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al), challenging the department's practice of unconstitutional stopand-frisks, overwhelmingly in communities of color. A CCR report found that race is the primary factor determining who the NYPD stops. Black and Latino suspects are more likely to be stopped by police than whites, even in low crime, predominantly white and mixed communities. Further, blacks and Latinos are also more likely to be arrested than receive a summons than whites for the same crime, and police are more likely to use force against them.

In addition, a new study by the Bronx Defenders found that NYPD cops in the Bronx made hundreds of illegal stops and searches and unlawful arrests for marijuana possession and other trumped-up charges. The vast majority of those arrested are black and Latino men, especially youth of color. Suspects arrested for weed possession often are jailed for 24 hours, and those who are arrested for small amounts typically have no prior criminal record. Yet, a pot arrest can bring with it a criminal record, loss of employment, financial aid and parental custody, and other negative consequences. The Southern Poverty Law Center found that 73 percent of the vehicles seized and impounded from roadblocks in Albertville, Alabama belonged to drivers with Latino surnames. Latinos are only 16 percent of that city's population. In February, the FBI arrested three East Haven, Connecticut police officers for alleged misconduct against Latino suspects, including bogus arrests and traffic stops, unreasonable searches and seizures, excessive force and covering up their actions. A lawsuit filed by Mary Catherine Roper of the ACLU of Pennsylvania and attorneys David Rudovsky and Seth Kreimer against the Philadelphia police department alleges that the city has a history of racial profiling. Of the 253,691 stops in 2009, over 183,000 (72 percent) involved black suspects. Only 8.4 percent of all stops resulted in arrests. Under a settlement agreement reached last year, the Philadelphia police will collect and store data on all stops and frisks, and provide supervision and training related to stop and frisk practices. Monitors will review and analyze the stop and frisk data. According to a 2008 report from the ACLU of Southern California, the LAPD stops, searches, frisks and arrests blacks and Latinos far more frequently than whites. The report concluded that "these disparities aren't explained by differing crime rates in predominantly black or Latino neighborhoods or the likelihood that a search of a person of color will yield evidence of crime." Blacks in Los Angeles are three times more likely to be stopped by police without justification. Over six years, the LAPD received 1,200 racial profiling complaints from the public. Last September, Shoshana Hebshi-Holt -- a half-Arab, half-Jewish mother of two from Ohio -- was allegedly profiled for her appearance, after her flight from Denver landed in Detroit. She and two men of Indian descent who sat near her on the plane were cuffed and arrested, body searched, detained and interrogated for several hours over suspicions they looked like terrorists. "I feel violated, humiliated, and sure that I was taken from the plane simply because of my appearance," Hebshi said in a blog post. Further, celebrities are not immune from the humiliation of racial profiling. Last month Tyler Perry, named the highest paid entertainer in Forbes magazine, said he was stopped and "badgered" by two white Atlanta police officers. Tensions were diffused when a black officer arrived on the scene and informed his colleagues that Perry is a celebrity. In light of the recent Supreme Court decision, and given that the vast majority of the millions of arrests each year are for minor infractions such as traffic violations -- many of whom are improperly arrested or have their charges dropped -- the issue of strip searches and racial profiling will continue to significantly impact black men such as Albert Florence.

Moreover, 30 percent of all stops in New York over six years were found to be unconstitutional, and the rate of gun seizures was a mere 0.15 out of every 100 stops. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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OJ Simpson is innocent says private investigator From NBC Los Angeles: No one was convicted in the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman and the LAPD has long ended their investigation, but now a former police officer wants the public to consider what he discovered in a storage facility near where the murders took place. Private Investigator William Dear said he found a knife with initials "JS" engraved on it. The initials, he said, are those of O.J. Simpson's oldest son, Jason. Dear described Jason Simpson as the "overlooked suspect" in his new book, and said the knife he found could have been the murder weapon. “He was on probation for assaulting his previous employer with a knife,” Dear said. “He had checked into Cedars Sinai Hospital just weeks prior to this telling the attendant on duty NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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he was out of his medication, Depracote, and was about to rage.” In that storage unit, Dear said he also found Jason’s diaries from 1994. Dear quotes from them: “I cut away my problems with the knife. I am tired of being Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. And if anybody messes with my family, I’ll kill them.” But why would Jason Simpson want to kill his stepmother? “It was his first day of being an active chef, but the problem was, she didn’t show up,” Dear said. Dear claims Nicole went to another restaurant with her family and not Jason’s that night, his big night, and he was enraged, confronting her with that knife outside her Brentwood home. After he killed Ron Goldman, Dear believes Jason ran to O.J. Simpson, who knew of his son’s demons. “We have records where his dad attended some of the meetings while the boy was in the psychiatric unit,” Dear said. Dear alleges that O.J. Simpson went to the crime scene -that is why his DNA was there – while all this time he has chosen to keep his son’s secret.

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Trayvon Martin case: Grieving a tragic death in the spotlight It's December 4, 2006. A poised Nicole Paultre Bell -- then just Paultre -- appears calm and composed sitting across from Larry King live on CNN. This was her first interview since her fiancĂŠ, an unarmed 23-yearold man named Sean Bell, was killed on the eve of their wedding in a hail of 50 bullets fired by five New York City police officers. "But, why don't you appear more angry?" King asks. "Well, I'm actually, to be honest, I'm really not angry. I'm more just trying to be strong and we just want justice," Bell replies. A caller comments: "Nicole, let me first say that you are a wonderful woman and you have such grace and such calm under such great stress." King also tells her she has an "extraordinary attitude" in the same interview. Yet, Bell tells it slightly differently. "They see me in public, and say, 'you're such a strong woman,' and I do believe that," she says. "But there were times when I was weak and I didn't want to get up... there were days that I didn't want to go on." Bell explains that prayer, family support and community support helped her during those times, and that she empathizes with Trayvon Martin's family during their loss. "They're mourning," she says. "Just because you don't see it, they're mourning. When all of the cameras go away, they still miss their child." NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Dealing with loss Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center, says dealing with high-profile tragedy can sometimes delay the normal process of grief. "When people are thrust into the spotlight, it forces them to deal with the grief in a way that none of the rest of us have to deal with," says Breland-Noble, "People have to make a decision: how am I going to address this in the public eye, [in a way] that honors the person's past and speaks to my outrage?" Public expectations about how someone should feel and respond to tragedy can contaminate what should be a very personal and private moment of reflection, says Dr. Thomas Parham, psychologist and vice chancellor at University of California, Irvine. "Grieving is psychologically a natural response to loss," Parham says, "In some ways, social validation can be your worse nightmare when it expects you to act a way that you don't feel." The actual process of grieving is still debated, but in 1969, psychiatrist Dr. Elisabeth KĂźbler-Ross identified the now famous Five Stages of Grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. It is felt by some psychologists that all people who grieve work their way through these phases at some point in the process, but not necessarily in that order. "The point at which we, the public, are seeing the survivors is when they are just starting to deal with the grieving... in the first stage of shock and denial," Breland-Noble says. But, despite the possible distraction of the spotlight, Bell says that the grieving still happens. (Continued on page 58)

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"The mourning process doesn't get put on hold," Bell says, "After the press conference, it's still there. You're there with your family, but your [other] family member is still gone." Another risk of high-profile, controversial tragedy: Bell says their family had to also deal with the "smear campaign" against Sean Bell's character in the midst of their grief. "That didn't help us one bit," she says. "It harmed us." The strong, black woman What we often see in the national spotlight is a woman emerging who's extremely strong and becomes an advocate for the cause, says Breland-Noble, "This idea of the strong, black woman." She wonders, however, how powerful any cause would be if the survivors were not able to remain that stoic and strong. "Imagine if they had to hold her up and she was falling apart, which would be a normal response," she says of Trayvon Martin's mother. "I wonder how that would impact." Breland-Noble wonders the same about other stoic, iconic mothers who lost their sons tragically, such as Viola Wallace, mother to Christopher "Notorious B.I.G" Wallace, who was killed at age 24 in a Los Angeles drive-by shooting in 1997; and Kadiatou Diallo, mother to Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African immigrant shot and killed at age 22 by four New York City police officers in 1999. Parham agrees that there is a significant connection between the public's response and a family's public face. Advocacy or denial? Psychologists, and even religious figures, say there is no "right way" to grieve, because each culture has a different set of norms surrounding death and grief. Then, each individual has different needs. "What you see often, especially in people of African descent, is learned helpfulness," Breland-Noble says, "Survivors say, 'I can help myself and I can help others so they don't have to go through it.'" African-Americans also have a "keep on keeping on" mentality, says Parham, who has authored several textbooks on AfricanAmerican psychology. The most recent is the 4th edition of The Psychology of Blacks: Centering our perspective in the African consciousness. He says it's important to know that African-Americans show symptoms of depression differently than their white counterparts. "Some show classic signs [of depression]. But others, instead of slowing down, they speed up," he says, "It's how we manifest depression sometimes." Increased energy and the ability to perform multiple tasks is sometimes a reflection of internal pain that the person has not deal with, Parham says. This concept raises the question of whether a survivor becoming an advocate in the wake of their loved one's death is positive or negative. Bell says for her, it helped. "People were coming from everywhere just because of the injustice and not because they knew Sean or knew me," she says, "That helped me to stand up and to fight, knowing that there's community support, national support and world support from people who don't know us." For any family, it is appropriate to seek justice for their child as a way to express anger, outrage and grief, Parham says. He believes if the family doesn't find a constructive way to deal with it, the pain crops up in other ways. "The advocacy will be a tremendous support for them," says Parham, "In their private moments, I bet it hurts like hell. But, in the public moments, what you see is them channeling, directing their pain and anger in ways that become very vocal. They can help to change something because of that." Breland-Noble, however, suspects that the full grieving process is still delayed until the loved ones can get to a safe space to express it. When the cameras go off "You don't ever bring the grief over a loved one to a close," KüblerRoss and co-author David Kessler write in On Grief and Grieving. When the phone calls stop and no one asks for interviews, when NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF NASSAU COUNTY OFFERS FREE STD TESTING AS PART OF “GYT: GET YOURSELF TESTED” CAMPAIGN What: Free on-the-spot HIV, gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing, counseling and prevention education. Who: Men and women in Nassau County When & Where: No appointment needed; look for the blue Plan Van in front of PPNC’s health centers. Monday, April 9, 2012 12 – 3 p.m. PPNC’s Massapequa Health Center 35 Carmans Road Massapequa, NY Wednesday, April 18, 2012 1 – 4 p.m. PPNC’s Glen Cove Health Center 110 School Street Glen Cove, NY Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. PPNC’s Hempstead Health Center 540 Fulton Avenue Hempstead, NY 11550 Why: PPNC is offering free STD testing as part of the fourth annual GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign, held each April in recognition of National STD Awareness Month. GYT is a national campaign supported by a broad coalition of partners, including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, designed to address the high rates of STDs among those under 25. GYT public service messages air throughout the year on MTV channels with cross promotions with health centers and community organizations. Extensive information resources — including a dedicated website (www.GYTnow.org), which provides basic information about common STDs, talking tips, and a zip code locator to find local testing locations — as well as a mobile testing locator, GYTNOW (498669) — provide the audience with more information. As many as one in two sexually active young people will contract an STD by age 25 — and most won’t know it. GYT encourages young people to talk with health care providers and partners about getting tested for STDs. According to the CDC, approximately half of the estimated 19 million STDs occurring in the United States each year are among people 25 and younger. When left untreated, STDs can increase the risk of HIV infection, infertility and cancer. Planned Parenthood of Nassau County (PPNC) is one of 79 affiliates of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and operates 3 health centers in Hempstead, Glen Cove and Massapequa. In 2011, PPNC provided preventive health services to more than 13,000 patients during 23,000 visits. We conducted education workshops, street outreach and prevention programs to over 36,000 community members, and mobilized 7,500 advocates to protect reproductive health care rights. PPNC has served the community for 79 years, and is dedicated to educating and empowering individuals to make responsible choices regarding their sexuality and sexual health. For more information about PPNC’s services and programs, visit www.ppnc.org. PAGE 58


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fected. The government's National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities sponsored the study. Creek is a paid speaker for Merck & Co., one of the makers of HPV vaccines. The results are "provocative" and need validation in a study that looks beyond this one region, said McCaskill-Stevens of the cancer institute. "We have known there are genetic differences between the races," and it's possible that a gene from certain ancestries such as African might play a role in the ability to clear an HPV infection, she said. Cervical cancer has declined dramatically in the United States because of Pap tests, which are recommended every three years for women 21 to 65. Starting at age 30, women can also have an HPV test every five years; they're not recommended before then because brief infections are so common, they would give too many false alarms.

Blacks have trouble clearing cervical cancer virus CHICAGO (AP) -- Provocative new research might help explain why black women are so much more likely than whites to develop and die from cervical cancer: They seem to have more trouble clearing HPV, the virus that causes the disease. Doctors have long thought that less access to screening and follow-up health care were the reasons black women in the U.S. are 40 percent more likely to develop cervical cancer and twice as likely to die from it. The new study involving young college women suggests there might be a biological explanation for the racial disparity, too. If further study confirms this novel finding, it would make the HPV vaccine even more important for black women, said Worta McCaskill-Stevens, a prevention specialist at the National Cancer Institute. The vaccine is recommended for all girls starting at age 11. The study was presented Sunday at an American Association for Cancer Research conference in Chicago. Certain strains of HPV, the human papillomavirus, cause cervical cancer, but brief infections are very common in young women. They usually go away on their own within a year or so and only pose a cancer risk when they last long-term. Researchers at the University of South Carolina in Columbia studied 326 white and 113 black students taking part in a wider federal health study. All were given Pap tests -- lab exams of cells scraped from the cervix -- and HPV tests every six months throughout their years in school. Although the groups were similar in how many new HPV infections were detected and risk factors such as how many sex partners they had, doctors saw striking differences in how long their infections lasted. At any checkup, blacks were 1.5 times more likely to test positive for infection with one of the HPV strains that raise cancer risk, said study leader Kim Creek. "The African-American women weren't clearing the virus as fast. They were actually holding onto it about six months longer," for 18 months versus 12 months for whites, he said. Ten percent of blacks had abnormal Pap tests versus 6 percent of whites. Two years after initial infections were found, 56 percent of black women were still infected but only 24 percent of whites remained inNASSAU COUNTY EDITION

About 12,000 new cases and 4,200 deaths from cervical cancer occur each year in the United States, mostly in women who have never been screened or not in the past five years. Paps cost $15 to $60; HPV tests run $50 to $100. Doctors don't know how the vaccine will affect HPV test results or how long the vaccine lasts, so women should still be screened for cervical cancer if they are within the recommended screening ages.

PLEASE KEEP THE COMMENTS COMING AND IF YOU LIKE WHAT WE ARE DOING SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FINANCIALLY CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEB-SITE www.communityjournal.info Subscribe Today for only $9.95 for six months they're not in the newspaper every day and they're not really advocating anymore, there's a withdrawal period, Breland-Noble says. "When all of that goes away," she says, "you're back to your regular life, and at that point you really have to decide: well how do I want to move forward?" Bell continues to raise her and Sean's two daughters; she is a fulltime student; and she runs the foundation created in his honor, When It's Real, It's Forever. "Every day is a struggle," Bell admits, "When you see people losing their lives to senseless killings, it automatically triggers a memory. It takes me right back to Sean." Last week, the New York City police detective who fired the first shots at Sean Bell was fired, and three other officers were forced to resign. Bell says she feels no relief. "There's no way you can take back what happened to Sean," she says. "They deserve a harsher punishment. These men got off with murder. You killed an innocent man. And, there was never an apology." The Sean Bell Annual Summit: Minority Men and the Police will be held on April 27 at 7pm at York College in Queens, NY and is open to the public. PAGE 59


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Women's History Tea at Roosevelt Library The Roosevelt Public Library hosted their Annual Women’s History Tea celebrating Mothers “A Reflection of Our Strength” at the library. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby welcomed all those in attendance and congratulated this Library Director Joy Rankin, Library Trustee Mary Adams and Library Board President Wilton Robinson. Photo : Councilwoman Goosby, Joanne Simmons, Lady Sheila Elliott NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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

1. Antioch Baptist Church of Hempstead

(516) 485-1499

2. Antioch Citadel of Hope

(516) 485-6071

3. Apostolic Faith Church

(516) 538-6058

4. Assembly of God Church of Hempstead

(516) 489-7337

5. Adonai Christian Center

(516) 489-8105

48. La Iglesia de Dios Monte Sion

(516) 565-1190

6. Believing Gods Word Church

(516) 505-3501

49. Living Faith Church

(516) 307-8803

7. Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church

(516) 292-3685

50. Long Island Council of Churches

(516) 565-0290

8. Cham Sarang Korean Methodist Church

(516) 485-2103

51. Long Island Family Church

(516) 481-7322

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52. Macedonia Church of the 7 Day Adventist

(516) 483-8532

53. Mt Zion Beth-El Holiness Church Inc.

(516) 538-7456

54. Miracle Christian Center

(516) 505-2595

55. Mack World of Gospel

(516) 565-4863

56. Ministries Holy Ghost

(516) 481-5777

(516) 489-1818

57. Ministry Escrito ESTA

(516) 342-9077

14. Congregational Church of South Hempstead

(516) 489-3610

58. Mt Calvary Church of God Christ

(516) 465-8881

15. Curtis Riley Ministries

(516) 486-3026

59. New Horizons Ministries Inc.

(516) 481-5769

16. Christian Fellowship Center

(516) 280-3125

60. New Life Ministries

(516) 414-0357

17. Church of God

(516) 292-9348

61. New Generation Church

(516) 214-6358

18. Church of the Redeemer

(718) 435-4914

62. Our lady of Loretto Roman Catholic Church

(516) 489-3675

63. One Offering

(516) 833-7473

19. Centro Espiritual Los Pastors

(516) 538-0237

64. Pilgrim Tabernacle Seventh Day Adventist Church

(516) 481-0306

20. Changing Lives Church

(516) 481-9371

65. Progressive Holiness Church (Apostolic)

(516) 486-9621

21. DRC Christian Fellowship

(516) 292-4008

66. Perfecting Praise Ministries

(516) 481-2250

22. Eglise Evangelique

(516) 543-4380

67. Pentecostar Iglesia

(516) 750-5392

23. Faith Baptist Church of Hempstead

(516) 538-3335

68. Pentecostal Church of Hempstead

(516) 292-1780

24. Faith Fellowship Christian Center

(516) 565-1480

69. Pilgrim Tabernacle-Seventh

(516) 481-0306

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

(516) 483-1063

70. Rehoboth Fellowship

(516) 505-0514

71. RCCG Chapel

(516) 279-6280

9. Christ’s First Presbyterian Church

(516) 292-1644

10. Church of Christ

(516) 505-2160

11. Church of God of Prophecy

(516) 486-7010

12. Church of the Four Leaf Clover

(631) 588-6802

13. Congregation Beth Israel (Conservative)

Family Federation for World Peace and Unification Long Island Chapter

(516) 481-7322

72. St. George’s Episcopal Church

(516) 483-2771

27. First Baptist Church of Hempstead

(516) 483-6330

73. St. John’s Episcopal Church

(516) 538-4750

28. First Hempstead AME Church

(516) 485-5550

74. St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church

(516) 489-0368

29. Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Paul

(516) 483-5700

30. God’s Miracle Temple

(516) 292-7647

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

31. Greater True Deliverance Evangelists Ministry

(516) 292-1025

32. Gospel of Peace International

(516) 414-6810

33. Good News Faith Tabernacle

(516) 795-1985

34. Hempstead Seventh day Adventist Church

(516) 481-3252

35. Hempstead Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church

(516) 292-8807

36. Iglesia Pentecostal Roca de Salvacion, Inc.

(516) 489-4530

37. Iglesia La Luz Delmundo

(516) 414-2594

38. Iglesia Apostoles Y Profetas

(516) 485-1776

39. Iglesia Presbiterian Hispana

(516) 564-0201

40. Iglesia de Dios Ministerial de Jesus Cristo International

(516) 292-1063

41. Jackson Memorial AME Zion Church

(516) 483-2724

42. Joyful Heart Baptist Church

(516) 485-1631

43. Judea United Baptist Church

(516) 485-5770

44. Kings Chapel of Hempstead Holiness Apostolic Church PAW

(516) 485-4900

77. South Hempstead Baptist Church

(516) 481-7090

78. Stand Up Ministry

(516) 564-0058

79. Seventh Day Adventist Church

(516) 481-3252

80. SHRI Vishnu Sai Inc.

(516) 833-5022

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

(516) 485-4544

82. Union Baptist Church

(516) 483-3088

83. United Methodist Church of Hempstead

(516) 485-6363

84. Unity Church of Hempstead

(516) 481-2300

85. Universal Tabernacle of Love, Peace & Joy

(516) 481-2555

86. Union Baptist Church Parsonage

(516) 483-1317

87. Union Christian Church

(516) 489-2316

88. Victory Christian Tabernacle

(516) 538-3604

89. Worldwide Revival Ministries

(516) 486-4590

90. Whole Truth Prayer Tower

(516) 483-0511

(516) 483-2452

45. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

(516) 292-0932

46. Korean Church of the World Crusade

(516) 485-2102

47. Lutheran Church of the Epiphany

(516) 481-9344

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76. Salvation Army Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday

Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alston

Wednesday

Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New Life Health and Wellness Fair New Life Magazine hosted a Health and Wellness Conference at the African American Museum in Hempstead. The program included health screenings, information, and a nutritious lunch. Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby presented a Certificate of Recognition to Gloria Gantt, RN, of Uniondale, Founding Editor and Publisher. Photo: David Hewlett, Larry Love Mooore, Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Gloria Gantt, Errol Mallett, MD

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Life Changing Words Keep A Good Name Proverbs 22:1 KJV “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.” When we think about what is important in life today we never think to say a Good Name. We think more about riches such as cars, house, education, a great high paying job, or maybe even silver or gold. Let me however inform you about what the Lord says in His word (Bible), which is the infallible word of God. Meaning His word is true, doesn’t lie and never fails. Now let’s look at the way God sees things. God is not concerned with the inanimate objects of our life, as He is concerned about our person. He wants you to realize in all the things that He has created man is His most precious possession. He created you in His image and likeness and that alone is enough to give Him glory for. When you think about how important His name is and you are made in His image how important should yours be. Of course I am not saying that you should consider yourself or your name by no means equal to God or His name but you should care what people say and think when your name is mentioned. What are the true thoughts from the Body of Christ and even the secular world when your name is mentioned? Do they speak well of you or do they speak bad of you or do they just not say anything at all. What are you known for in your community are you a follower, a liar, a gossiper, or a peacemaker. Do you exhibit love or hate are you filled with jealousy and envy and strife follows you everywhere you go. These are some things that we need to evaluate in life to see where do you truly stand as a person. Is my name associated with good things or bad things? What is my character like? Am I known to have natural and spiritual morals or no morals at all? I am putting all of these questions out there so we can all think about what is important in life besides natural achievements. God said in His word a good name is very important and is more valuable then any riches will ever be. Many people think in life that it doesn’t matter what people think of me and that maybe true but let us take it a step further. When your name is mentioned in Heaven what does God think of you? Is He pleased with what you have done, said, and accomplished in your life and in His Kingdom. For ultimately we know if we please God then we will please everyone else who truly matters in life. We realize that we can never be perfect but we can press toward the mark to maintain a good name. One of the wisest man in the world King Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 7:1a KJV “A good name is better than precious ointment.” Keep your name precious in the sight of people and truly in the eyesight of God and watch the loving favor that a good name can bring you. As Leaders in the church or even as parents in the home we must all teach one another and our youth how important it is to keep a good name. See when Jesus name is mentioned it speaks of love, righteousness, peace, and hope yet it has the power to heal, deliver, set the captives free, and make demons flee. Now that’s what you call having power in a name so I charge you this day to evaluate your name…. Apostle Dr. Karen Deadwyler is a new author inspired by God. Her first book titled “His Miraculous Way” speaks of her victory through Jesus Christ. For Prophetess Karen is truly a miracle writing about miracles. She is the Visionary of a women’s ministry called Willing Women of Worship Fellowship and the Co-founder of Glory Temple Ministries Inc. To contact her, inquire about her book or to send comments email her at kaynrony@yahoo.com or visit her website: www.godlypleasures.org

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Affirmative action is dead: What should rise in its place? For all intents and purposes, affirmative action is dead. Case in point: A federal appeals court this week rejected a legal challenge in California to bring back race-based policies in student admissions at the University of California. By a 3-0 vote of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, arguably the most liberal appeals court in the nation reaffirmed Proposition 209, a voterendorsed ban on affirmative action. Later this year, the Supreme Court will take up Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that challenges whether applicants' race can be used as a factor in granting admission in an effort to diversify the student body. And it's entirely possible the Court will rule against Texas, effectively sealing the coffin shut on affirmative action programs for colleges and universities. Even if that happens, however, affirmative action could live on, as colleges and employers find ways to continue promoting diversity. In fact, that's exactly what's beginning to happen, and it's absolutely necessary given our nation's demographic changes. Regardless of the Court's upcoming decision, affirmative action opponents have successfully tarnished its name to the point that few are willing to speak it. There's hardly a college admissions officer or NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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hiring executive willing to boast of an affirmative action plan, even when they openly promote diversity as a key feature of their campus life or workplace. What this means is that affirmative action -- the effort by colleges and employers to foster racial and ethnic diversity in places where it hasn't traditionally thrived -- will surely continue. But it will live by another name, because our demographically-diverse society demands it. Sheer demographic changes dictate that our nation find ways to incorporate a growing group of racial and ethnic minorities among the educated and employed. Thus, affirmative action, as most of us understood (or more accurately, misunderstood), will surely rise in a reinvented form. As Richard PĂŠrez-PeĂąa wrote recently in the New York Times, the nation's colleges and universities are sure to make diversity a vital ingredient in building a student body. "Recent history shows that when courts or new laws restrict affirmative action, colleges try to find other ways to increase minority admissions." What those other ways will look like, and how they will affect America's schools, workplaces, and communities is unknown, and most likely will be subject to fresh debate and court challenges. But now is the time for progressive thinkers and policymakers to consider what laws are necessary to replace the demise of overt, legallysanctioned diversity programs. If colleges and employers are intent on finding workaround strate(Continued on page 69)

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gies, this is the moment for reasonable policy suggestions that can proactively structure diversity efforts in the most progressive fashion possible, instead of reacting to what surely will be conservative deconstruction. Fortunately, some work is already in progress. Writing in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, draws attention to a post-affirmativeaction experiment at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The Colorado study discovered "that using a sizable socio-economic boost [in making admissions decisions], economic diversity increased compared with a system of race-based affirmative action," Kahlenberg writes, "But, surprisingly, racial diversity also increased, though the sample size was too small to yield a statistically significant result." During a conversation about alternatives to race-based affirmative action programs, Kahlenberg explained that, by shifting the focus of diversity efforts away from race to social and economic disadvantages, diversity efforts don't have to suffer. He also told me that the Supreme Court -- even with the current conservative justices -- seems to favor class-based approaches to creating diversity. "If structured very carefully," he said, "it seems that's a possible way to increase racial diversity on college campuses without overly relying on race."

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polls in support of leaders who share their faith in race-specific programs. And conservatives, of course, love to attack affirmative action to rouse its base. Lost in the hubris on both sides, however, is the ultimate goal of achieving equality for those who have been shut out of opportunities. If that remains the goal, then now, in the wake of affirmative action's demise, it makes sense to think about and plan for the best and most promising progressive ideas to achieve the ultimate objective: a fairer America for all.

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Mangano th Announces 13 Annual Derrick Adkins Holiday Classic Track and Field Meet Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that Nassau County and the Long Island Marathon is once again joining with the Lakeview Youth Federation and the Malverne School District to sponsor one of Long Island’s most important high school track meets – the 13th Annual Derrick Adkins Holiday Classic Track and Field Meet at Mitchel Athletic Complex. The Classic will take place this Monday, April 9th at 10:00 a.m. “This is a very special event as it encourages and supports physical fitness along with friendly competition among our Nassau County student athletes,” said County Executive Mangano. “It is my hope that we will see another Olympian – and gold medal winner – emerge from Nassau County.” The Derrick Adkins Holiday Classic is named in honor of Derrick Adkins, a Lakeview resident and Malverne High School graduate who brought pride to his country and Nassau County while distinguishing himself as a gold medal winner in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Mitchel Athletic Complex, a 49-acre complex centrally located in the “Hub” area just west of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and opposite the Long Island Children’s and Aviation museums, hosts a variety of local high school and collegiate athletic events, as well as local sports leagues. The facility includes a track and field stadium, with nine lanes, and an oval containing a synthetic field suitable for football, soccer and lacrosse. In addition, there are four fields available for softball and two for baseball; these fields can also be used for soccer, football or lacrosse. Mitchel Athletic Complex is open daily from 9:00 a.m. through sunset; all fields require a permit for use (fee required). The public may use the track during times when no events are scheduled. For additional information about facility availability, please call: (516) 572-0400. NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

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Third Annual ECC Spirit Showcase Raises Over $3,000 for Make-A-Wish Selden, N.Y. ‐ Dance teams and cheerleading squads from eight institutions joined together on March 24 to perform in the East Coast Conference’s Third Annual Spirit Showcase. The event raised over $3,000 for the Make‐A‐Wish Foundation. Dana Herlich, a wish recipient and speaker for the Make‐A‐ Wish Foundation, was on hand to kick‐off the event that was held in the Brookhaven Gymnasium on the Suffolk County Community College campus in Selden. She told the crowd of over 300 spectators how her wish to travel to London to spend time with family she had never met was granted and how much of an impact a wish makes on the life of a child. “This continues to be a wonderful event and we are so proud to be part of it,” said ECC Commissioner Dr. Robert Dranoff. “The participation by the dance, cheer and step teams was amazing again and we were very happy to have former wish recipient Dana Herlich with us to give the keynote address, as well as Jake from East Islip, who will benefit from the money raised at the event.” Although focused on participation from member institutions, for the second straight year the East Coast Conference opened the showcase up to local Long Island squads. Performers included cheerleading squads from Bridgeport, Nassau Community College, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Suffolk County Community College as well as dance teams from Adelphi, Dowling, Molloy, Nassau, Queens, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Suffolk. The Molloy College Lioness Steppers also became the first step team in the event’s history to perform for the crowd. Through ticket sales, raffles and concessions, the East Coast Conference surpassed their goal of $3,000 to donate to the Foundation. “Thanks go again to Suffolk County Community College for the use of their gym and especially to SCCC Cheer and Dance Coach Gina Caputo for all her help and support. We also thank our friends at the Suffolk County Make‐A‐Wish Foundation for helping make this great event a wonderful opportunity for the ECC and all the participants who performed to give back,” stated Dranoff. *********************************** About the ECC Founded as the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference in 1989 and rechristened the East Coast Conference in July 2006, the ECC was formed to enhance intercollegiate athletic competition among member institutions and to assist them in integrating athletics into their academic program in a fiscally sound way. The ECC is committed to the highest standards of scholarship, sportsmanship, teamwork, and citizenship. Its mission is to promote the total person concept in its student‐athletes, which stresses the abilities to excel in academic achievement, athletic competition, and positive character traits. East Coast Conference members include: University of Bridgeport (Conn.); C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University (Brookville, N.Y.); University of the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.); Dowling College (Oakdale, N.Y.); Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.); Molloy College (Rockville Centre, N.Y.); New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury, N.Y.); Queens College (Flushing, N.Y.); Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, N.Y.) and St. Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkill, N.Y.). Associate Members include: Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia, Pa.); Dominican College (Orangeburg, N.Y.); Lake Erie College (Painesville, Ohio); Mercyhurst University (Erie, Pa.); Seton Hill University (Greensburg, Pa.); Wheeling Jesuit University (Wheeling, W. Va.). The ECC sponsors the following championship sports: baseball; men’s and women’s basketball; men’s and women’s cross country; men’s and women’s lacrosse; softball; men’s and women’s tennis; men’s and women’s soccer; and women’s volleyball. The East Coast Conference is a proud member of the NCAA and Division II. Division II is a dynamic and engaging group of colleges, institutions and conferences of varying sizes and educational missions. Division II members encourage and support diversity; value sportsmanship, fairness and equity; and place the highest priority on the overall educational excellence of the student‐athlete.

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MANGANO SAVES GAMES FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW Announces Sponsorships and Asks the Public for Support Albertson, N.Y.—Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was joined today by dozens of private sector sponsors to announce that Nassau County will host the Games for the Physically Challenged for the second consecutive year. With the support of private-sector donations, Mangano saved the games in 2011 after learning that New York State had eliminated the funding for the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged. Mangano will continue to coordinate and save the games in 2012. “The young student athletes who are able to participate in the weekend of events are truly inspirational to watch,” County Executive Mangano said. “As you see them cross the finish line, you see the smiles on their faces and tears of joy in their eyes. For one weekend, they get to compete with their friends from across New York State, share their stories and continue to build long-lasting friendships.” NBTY Helping Hands Charity, a non-profit corporation formed by NBTY, Inc. a leading manufacturer and distributor of nutritional supplements worldwide, has committed to being the Event Sponsor of the Games for 2012. Their generous donation of $50,000 will have a significant impact on providing a memorable weekend of events for the physically challenged student athletes participating in the Games. “NBTY Helping Hands is very honored to once again have the opportunity to support the Victory Challenge Games,” Michael Oliveri of NBTY Helping Hands said. “We are sure that this year’s games will be a success as evident by the winning smiles from all who participate in this great event.” The 2012 Nassau County Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged will take place from May 31st through June 2nd at Mitchel Athletic Complex and Nassau Community College. Athletes will compete in track, field, slalom, archery, swimming, wheelchair basketball and table tennis. Participants ranging from ages 5 to 21 face disabilities including blindness, visually impaired, deaf, hearing impaired, spinal cord injured, amputees and those who have cerebral palsy, dwarfism and other physical challenges.

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In its 28th year of competition, the Games will take place in part due to contributions from King Kullen—America’s First Supermarket— who has been a long-time sponsor of helping to feed the athletes, while Hofstra University has committed to housing the athletes with only minimal costs for maintenance. Nassau Community College is the venue hosting swimming, wheelchair basketball and table tennis events as well as the closing ceremonies. NUMC has shown their support by providing medical assistance with staff and volunteers in the past and will continue in 2012. “King Kullen is once again proud and honored to be the food sponsor to this year’s Games for the Physically Challenged, a truly wonderful event,” Tony Femminella, Vice President of Store Operations said. “Nassau Community College is pleased to be the host venue for this year’s Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged. The men and women who will participate in these Games have ‘the right stuff’ and demonstrate ‘the true gift’ that will bring a glow of satisfaction to them and a feeling of immense pride to all of us,” Dr. Donald P. Astrab, President of Nassau Community College said. “The Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged, an event that celebrates diversity and promotes achievement, provide athletes with the opportunity to compete in a statewide arena,” said Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz. “Their courage, spirit, and perseverance are an example to us all, and we at Hofstra are proud to play a small role in keeping alive this important New York State tradition.” Martin Elias of the Ike, Molly and Steven Elias Foundation was in attendance and presented the County Executive with a Silver Medal Sponsorship of $10,000. T.J. Berger, President of the Little Something Charities, presented Mangano with a $3,583 sponsorship check. The Bussani Mobility Team also presented Mangano with a sponsorship check of $5,000. “I applaud County Executive Ed Mangano for his efforts to make the Games a success for another year,” Martin Elias of Elias Properties and the Ike, Molly & Steven Foundation said. “The Games are an inspiration to me, my friends and family. I am honored to be a sponsor of this competition and look forward to attending all of different events to see the athletes in action.” “We at Little Something Charities are happy that we could help in the continuing of these events,” T.J. Berger, President of Little Something Charities said. “Thank you to all of our supporters that helped us raise this money that we were able to present here today. We look forward to seeing how beneficial it all is when these events take place in June.” The cost of participation is free and the numbers of athletes increase each year, boasting over 1,000. The dedication brought forth by the parents, families, teachers, coaches and volunteers are critical to the success of the Games. Operating with a small staff, the Games are facilitated by those who return year after year to a program they love. “I challenge the public, on June 1st and June 2nd, to come to Mitchel Athletic Complex and Nassau Community College to support these student athletes and experience first-hand their joy and triumph,” Mangano said. PAGE 71


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didn't know "if" either would return this season. Lin had been listed as either questionable or day-to-day.

Lin to have knee surgery, likely out for season Originally published: March 31, 2012 6:32 Updated: March 31, 2012 10:36 By AL IANNAZZONE al.iannazzone@newsday.com

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"He's elected to have the surgery and we got to respect that," Woodson said. "Only he knows the pain he's feeling. There's a problem and it's got to be fixed. PM PM

Lin-sanity is over for real this time.

"Only he knows his body. I know athletes that have torn theirs and played with it. I don't know how severe it is. The doctors looked at it. Obviously, it's severe enough that they're suggesting or he's suggesting they go in and have it fixed so he's ready to go in six weeks."

Jeremy Lin has a small lateral meniscus tear in his left knee. He has elected to have surgery and is expected to miss six weeks, the team said. Given that the playoffs start in four weeks, the Knicks will have to secure a berth and win at least one round for Lin to have a chance to play again this spring.

With Lin out, Baron Davis will remain the Knicks' starting point guard, but he's hobbled by a sore right hamstring and calf and can't play 30 minutes a night. Woodson said Toney Douglas, who began the season as the starter, will return to the rotation. He also said he will use Iman Shumpert and Mike Bibby at point guard.

"This happening now hurts," Lin said. "All the players, we really put our heart and soul into the team and into the season, and to not be there at the end when it really matters most is hard."

"We just have to make do until he's able to get back in uniform," Woodson said. "But it is a big blow. He was starting to come on as a player. It's not a career-ending injury. Plenty of people play with meniscus problems. You have to eventually have surgery when it happens.

Lin -- the unheralded point guard who saved the Knicks' season and became an international phenomenon -- left the March 24 win over Detroit with what was called left knee soreness. He had an MRI on Monday that revealed a small chronic tear. He said he knew he was going to need surgery at some point but wanted to wait five to seven days to see how it felt and responded to treatment. But Lin said it worsened since March 24. He tested the knee on the court Saturday morning, tried to do normal basketball movements and couldn't. That's when he decided to have arthroscopic surgery. "I can't really do much, can't really cut or jump, so it's pretty clear that I won't be able to help the team unless I get this fixed right now," Lin said. "It's disappointing for me. "But I tend to heal fast, so hopefully I can come back as soon as possible and still contribute this season -- hopefully." Lin said he sought three or four opinions and they all said the same thing. He will have the surgery early this week in New York. "We got to go on," interim coach Mike Woodson said. Before the Knicks played Friday in Atlanta, Woodson subtly revealed that Lin's injury was more serious than originally thought. While talking about Lin and Amar'e Stoudemire, Woodson said he NASSAU COUNTY EDITION

"He's going to bounce back. We will anxiously wait for him to get back." The Knicks stumbled early in the season and were 8-15 when former coach Mike D'Antoni turned to Lin out of desperation Feb. 4 against the Nets. The undrafted point guard from Harvard, who was cut by the Warriors and Rockets this season, came off the bench to record 25 points and seven assists and led the Knicks to the first of seven consecutive wins. The game against the Nets was the start of Lin-sanity, and he became the starting point guard Feb. 6. In the first nine games in which he was a member of the rotation, he averaged 25.0 points and 9.2 assists and hit 51 percent of his shots from the field, scoring 38 points against the Lakers and 28 against the defending champion Mavericks. In 26 games in the rotation, Lin averaged 18.4 points and 7.6 assists as the Knicks went 16-10. This is not how Lin wanted this dream season to end. "It [stinks] not being able to be out there with the team," he said. "Hopefully I can come back as soon as I can and help everybody."

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