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TONI AND HERB WINSTON enjoy the view at the esplanade. .photos by Jason Gers

GRANDPA AND JAMIE pick up a refreshing snack outside of Ralph's Famous Italian Ices.

Freeport Appoints Interim High School Principal The Freeport Board of Education has approved Superintendent Dr. Eric L. Eversley's recommendation to appoint Robin Calitri as the Interim Principal of Freeport High School, effective April 15. Mr. Calitri is an experienced educator and administrator coming to Freeport from Rockville Centre, where he served as Southside High School principal for 13 years. Under his administration, South Side High School was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and was also listed among the top 25 high schools in the nation by Newsweek Maga-

zine. In addition to his- academic and administrative credentials, Mr. Calitri was also recognized as a New York Distinguished Educator in 1998 and was a finalist for the National Principal of the Year Award in 1999. Mr. Calitri is already familiar with the Freeport School District, and looks forward to working with the students and community in the months ahead. The Freeport Board of Education is continuing its search for a permanent candidate to fill the position of high school principal and will keep the community informed of its progress.

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Superintendent of Schools. He>said the wall is designed to inspire Freeport students to work to What do the late Dick Schaap, beloved sports achieve all they can achieve, that no goal may be commentator; Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus too high for them, and also to help them underDevelopment Corp.; and Naomi Drucker, costand how important high school is in attaining director of the American Chamber Ensemble, that goal. have in common? They all Dr. Albert Renken, an inaugugraduated from Freeport High ral inductee to the wall, and a forSchool. And all adorn the high mer Freeport school board memschool's new Alumni Academic ber, said of this year's crop of Wall of Fame, a wall of pictures inductees that "there are many and mementos of former stunotable Freeport graduates who dents who have achieved a have done exceptionally well. It's measure of success and a marvelous occasion." achievement, a wall designed to The inductees themselves had act as inspiration for current only praise for the high school students. they attended', and many seemed On Friday, April 12, the Wall tickled by the honor bestowed of Fame Committee of the Adela Cepeda them. Mr. Gollin, a professor of Freeport High School Alumni physics at the University of inducted only their second class of honored Illinois, who has worked on experimental elealumni to the Wall of Fame, naming Adela mentary particle physics at the Fermi National Cepeda, class of 1976; John P. Cleary, class of Accelerator Laboratory and at CERN, the 1950; Jewelnel Davis, class of 1975; Joseph European Organization for Nuclear Research, DeSalvo, class of 1982; Naomi Drucker, class of said, "I'm very touched. It means someone is 1950; George D. Gollin, class of 1971; and taking me more seriously than I feel I deserve to Olentha Von Redden, Jr., class of 1986 to the be taken." He maintained he learned a lot of Freeport Alumni Academic Wall of Fame. math in high school, which helped him solidify "The Wall of Fame is bringing to the public his goals. eye the people who had strong roots in the John P. Cleary, founder of the law firm Farrell Freeport community and who continue to serve Fritz P.C., Honorary Trustee of Cold Spring. their own communities now very appropriately," Harbor Laboratory, and Chairman Emeritus of said Dr. Eric L. Eversley, Freeport (continued on page 15)


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Board of Ed. does not represent community To The Leader: This is in response to some recent comments made in a public forum by Dr. Joe Catlano, one of (he five members of our Freeport Board of Education; also I .will address the bigger issue that the majority of our Board of Education doesn't understand what their job is, nor how to do it. In his" most recent statement. Dr. Catlano blames the community for the low academic performance of the Freeporl school system. He uses the following phase: "...foremost a failure of ' the community as a whole and the families of those underachieving students."' This is like blaming the customer - saying that the customer is wrong. And then in earlier statements, he refers to one of our citizens as conducting a "continued inquisition" of the problem at Board meetings, and to me he refers to "angry rhetoric and list-waving." That's great. He objects to our asking questions,.and I can't find any angry rhetoric nor fistwaving in any of my previous statements. But I will start heating up the rhetoric, because this Board is not representing the people of Freeport, and it's time we people of Freeport do something about it. Our school system continues to be the second to third lowest in the county out of 51. districts as reported by the State Department of Education, and there are some scores and numbers our Board-is not telling us. From the most recent report from www.nysed.gov at the site of School Report Cards, Nassau County, Freeport School District, dated February 2001, dropout rate is increasing at an alarming rate. For the year 1998-99, it was 61 children or young adults. These are children of ours who gave up hope. Where will they be looking for work at the Freeport Train Station parking lot? The dropout rate percentage was 2.9%. The preceding year it was 2.6%, and the year before that it was 2.4%. Something's, wrong. The percentage should at worst be fairly constant, not increasing yearly. Continuing, in that same February 2001 report, for 4th grade math results, for the approximate same number of students tested in May 2000 of 577 as in June 1999 of 574, we see a 15% increase of students (from

1999 to 2000) performing at Level I, a level that the state calls having serious academic deficiencies. In 8th grade English Language Arts, again for the same number of students tested, we see an alarming 70% increase from June 1999 to May 2000 of students performing at this lowest level. In 8th grade Mathematics, we see something very alarming, and that is out of 482 students tested for May 2000, 218 (or 45%, almost 1/2) were at the lowest level of Level 1. For the previous period for June 1999, 42% were at the lowest level. So we have the percentage going up of this very serious statistic - students having serious academic deficiencies. Ladies and gentlemen, this is not the fault of the community. At the high school, Dr. Enid Margolies, bur principal, abruptly resigned, and won't even finish out the school year. She only started 18 months ago. Personally, I don't blame her at all. She doesn't see a winning situation, so why be associated with a losing record. The Board, doesn't understand the problem, so without that support, she's better off going somewhere else. The projblem, as 1 have previously discussed, is one of selling the material to the students and also' to the parents. In spite of Dr. Cattano's pessimistic view, it can be. done. For one, I've done it. I'm a former high school math teacher, and I enjoyed taking the "challenging and difficult" classes, the "special ed" and classes of "trouble makers," and then working together with the students getting the job done, one day at a time. I received some national recognition forthis. I also was able to implement scime of my techniques as an administrator to other teachers. Here in Freeport, for our 7500 students we have approximately 500 teachers, which is probably about right..But what we need is much more in-service teacher training, more teamwork and encouraging support by administration, and the same by a Board who understands the problem and that there is a solution. Comment: There is not a teacher I worked with anywhere who didn't want their students to earn the very best results they could. The problem here in Freeport is there is no support from the Board, which is not surprising, because they don't understand the problem.

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Back to the Board. We need the community represented on that Board.; Currently it is not. In May, two board seats are up for election. I ask all : Freeport to talk it up, and it's my hope we can see two candidates from, say, our Hispanic and African/American communities who can come forward and run. Filing petition, procedures are all available from the Board office at 235 North Ocean Avenue, phone 867-5200.1 implore the community to come forward. These are our children, and this Board doesn't understand there is a way. Bruce Lloyd

On Power Plant 2 To The Leader: I read your article about Power Plant 2, and was thrilled that such notables, whom I might add are not from around

>* * ** v here, took such aa interest. Persons such as Pataki and Schumer all worried about us\>ver there...No that's not it, they're concealed about; the odor that's drifting over to^Merrick, or maybe that's not it either; someone has been after that plant for years. \ Between Freeport and Mefrick is a mile high garbage dump that's been wafting over them for years, but that's not what they're smelling or hearing. For that matter, that dump is a manmade barrier between these towns. Plus, the plant hardly ever runs at all, so what they're smelling and hearing is coming straight from Albany. Well, dear neighbors, I may have found a solution, sort of kill two birds. Nassau County is in need of money. Sell Freeport's "Cow Meadow Park." It's a wasted expense for the county; put the (continued on page 13).

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Friday, April 19 • Kid's Cafe, Friday evening supper for local families in need, 5:15 p.m., ETS Youth Division, 87 Pine Street. • Lunch & Travel, 12 p.m., Film: "The Great Gatsby," 3 & 7 p.m., AA, 4:30 p.m., Waiting Families, 6:30 p.m., American Legion, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. Saturday, April 20 • Defensive Driving, 10 a.m., CR: Homework Express, 10 a.m., Recovery, 1:30 p.m., NEFCA, 3 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. Sunday, April 21 • Dowsers, 1 p.m., Classical Concert-Pianist, 2:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. Monday, April 22 • Bingo at Congregation Bnai Israel, 7:45 p.m., 91 North Bay view Avenue. • Freeport Village Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 7 p.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • Freeport Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m., Village Hall. • CR: PC Workshop, 10 a.m., Retired Teachers, 10:30 a.m., Girl Scouts, 4 p.m., AA, 4:30 p.m., LI African Violet Soc., 7:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. Tuesday, April 23 • Archbishop Molloy Council # 1974, Knights of Columbus, Our Holy Redeemer Church basement. 7:30 p.m. • Ancient Greek Civilization, 2 p.m., CR: Homework Express, 4 p.m., Village Party, 7:30, at the Freeport Memorial Library. Wednesday, April 24 • CR: Girl Power, 4:30 p.m., AA, 4:30 p.m., Breast Cancer Support Group, 5:30 p.m., Camera Club, 7 p.m., Chi Eta Phi, 7:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 9 a.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • Freeport Board of Education, Action Meeting and BOCES Administrative Operations Budget Vote and BOCES Trustee Election and Budget Adoption, 7:30 p.m., Atkinson School. •Freeport Exchange Club, 6:30 p.m., Bedell's West Wind. Pasta tasting night, $15 per person, includes one free drink. Thursday, April 25 • Freeport Rotary Club, 7 p.m., at Bedell's at West Wind. • Brandeis, 10 a.m., CR: Homework Express, 4 p.m., Chess Club, 7 p.m., CR: Circle Time, 7 p.m., NW Civic Assn., 7:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Planning Board,, 7:15 p.m., Village Hall. • Explorer .Post 406, Freeport Fire Department Headquarters, 15 Broadway, 7 p.m.


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Village trustees approved allocations Monday for the fiscal year 2002-03 Community Development Block Grants. The village approved the following items: • $10,000 for acquisition of real property and $35,000 for acquisition - removal of spot blight. • $10,000 for clearance and demolition. • $6,000 for disposition. • $100,000 for public facilities and infrastructure: $50,000 for sidewalk improvement at Guy Lombardo Avenue, $30,000 for tree removal/planting; $5,000 for Centro Biblico; $5,000 for bus shelters and $10,000 for the Exempt Fireman's Association. • $275,000 for commercial rehabilitation. • $175,000 for rehabilitation of single family homes. • $ 141,000 for public service: $8,000 for the Girl Scouts; $1,500 for the AfricanAtlantic Genealogical Society; $8,500 for Hi-Hello; $10,500 for Our Holy Redeemer Parish Outreach; $14,000 for the Police Athletic League; $8,500 for Eager to Serve's Youth Division; $10,500 for Operation PRIDE; $1,500 for the Freeport Historical Society; $10,500 for Freeport Youth Outreach; $15,000 for the Interfaith Nutrition Network; $10,000 for Catholic Charities; $15,000 for Village Youth Employment; $2,500 for the Long Island Arts Council; $ 10,000 for E.O.C.;

$10,000 for the Freeport Hispanic Association and $5,000 for Word of Life. • The cost of planning was $5,000 and administration costs were $183,000. * 4 * In other community developmentrelated actions, trustees approved a $23,000 commercial facade rehabilitation grant for Babu Moses, 49 Church Street, and a $6,825 grant to Ratan Haider, 9-11 West Sunrise Highway. During the public comments segment of the meeting,, it was revealed in response to questions by resident Stewart Lilker that the village is continuing to solicit bids for the proposed regeneration plant. Mr. Lilker pressed Village Attorney Harrison Edwards on whether a bid had been received and the amount, but Mr. Edwards and Mayor William F. Glacken repeatedly stated that the matter was "still under negotiation." Mr. Lilker and the Mayor also engaged in a heated discussion about records of payments made to the village attorney, which Mr. Lilker was attempting to get through a Freedom of 1 Information Act request. Mayor Glacken said the documents are available at the village clerk's office. In other actions, the board approved a contract with the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board to participate in the STOPDWI Program for 2002, and settled a

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Violence must stop Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto gave an inspiring and illuminating speech at Molloy College in Rockville Centre on Friday. A graduate of Harvard and Oxford Universities, she said that in America she saw the power of the people to change government policies, such as in Vietnam and civil rights. "My message to the women and youth of the world is 'yes, you can,'" she declared. Referring to international terrorism, she said that "freedom is under assault. Criminal terrorists hijacked my [Muslim] religion just as they hijacked your planes...Our religion is not what these people practice. It's committed to tolerance. In Islam, cruelty is never condoned... Abraham is our father, as Moses and Jesus are our prophets... Those who use violence in the name of religion are hypocrites." In the aftermath of September 11, she offered "the condolences of the vast majority of the Pakistani people." Mrs. Bhutto advised Americans to "be strong, but do not be bitter. Time, justice and the forces of history are all on our side." She added that "one must not let fear stand in the way of justice." She said there is a general consensus in the Moslem world against "terrorism and suicide bombing. Palestinians use suicide bombers as the poor man's army." Arab criticism of them is muted because of sympathy for the Palestinian cause and "the land issue," she said, but "the violence must stop." Noting that democracies never sponsor international terrorism, she said the goal of U.S. policy must be more democracy and stability. "The extremists' greatest fear is the spread of information, social equality and democracy," Mrs. Bhutto added. "Democracies don't start wars," she declared. The disputed territory of Kashmir, which has been fought over by Indians and Pakistanis, is considered by the CIA to be the most likely site of a nuclear war, since both India and-Pakistan are nuclear nations. Mrs. Bhutto, who has visited India and met with some of its leaders, would like to see a common market in south Asia like the European Community and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mrs. Bhutto said that terrorists "are not just the enemies of western values, they are the enemies of humanity."

THE "ACCESSIONS COMMITTEE" of the Freeport Historical Society is busy working on identifying the numerous artifacts contained in the museum, while the museum curator, Cynthia Krieg, enters the information in the newly purchased computer. Committee members, from left, are Rita Carter, Tom Raynor, Doris Pirodsky, Jeanne Raynor and Cynthia Krieg. The museum, located on 350 S. Main Street, Freeport, will reopen on Sunday/April 28, from 2-5 p.m.

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PROFESSOR CYNTHIA POWERS, a resident of Freeport and the Unit Head for Cataloging and Automation in the Library at Nassau Community College, was the recipient of a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship. This award is given for superb teaching at the undergraduate level, mastery of teaching, dedication to the students, adherence to the highest academic standards and continued professional growth and scholarship.

JESSE CLEMENTS, of Freeport, was recently named Student of the Month at Long Island Lutheran High School. This honor recognizes humanity, service to school and to fellow students, classroom contributions and Christian response to fellow man. CHRISTOPHER HALTON, of Freeport, was recently named to the Dean's List at Siena College, where he is a marketing and management major.

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jUSt writ© loy joon clolonoy by Joan Delaney DOING IT RIGHT •.... Anyone attending the Woman's Advance Club's 95th anniversary dinner could well understand why the organization has been able to function for so long. The evening was a delightful mixture of socializing, reflections on the club's accomplishments, remembrances of past club leaders, outreach to other community organizations and a commitment to continue its work for the good of its members and the improvement of Baldwin. A mixture of all of these is probably essential for an organization to flourish. The adage "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" probably holds true for

organizations. No one wants to be part of a group that is so intense that one has a headache when returning from meetings. On the other hand, a club that is too frivolous is also not one which can endure. That would be like a steady diet of dessert - something which sounds great initially but pales with time. We enjoyed greeting so many longtime Baldwin activists who were present to show support. Jack Bryck and Connie Grando represented the Historical Society. Marie Jamieson represented the American Legion Auxiliary while her husband Charles was there representing the Legion's monument fund, to which the Advance Club donated money. (The unveiling of the new war monumument will take place this year on May 21, at

the annual Memorial Day ceremonies). President Ginny Foley and Membership Chairperson Marianne Dean represented the Chamber of Commerce. Legislator Joseph Scanned presented a citation from the county and Councilman Tony Santino offered a town citation. It was good to see these two gentlemen so collegia!, as they have been on many past occasions. They seem to recognize that progress will only come through cooperation. Kevin Kamen and his wife Cheryl, along with Director Barbara Hopkins, represented the library, certainly the Advance Club's crowning glory. Sheila .Cohen, the president of the Baldwin Foundation for Education, was meeting and greeting old friends. Pastor

Kimberly Wilson of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, who is also president of the Baldwin Inlerfaith Conference, delivered the invocation. Past President Anne Krackc. dressed in a flowered straw hat and while gloves reminiscent of the dress code of prior years for refined ladies of Baldwin, read excerpts from letters of former presidents. Their memories of their terms of office showed recollections of happy friendships and impressive accomplishments. The dinner's chairperson. Joyce Nussbaum. read a brief history of (he club that had been written by member Rita Carlton in which she related the kinds of activities the organization's car(continued on page

Baldwin's assessments decline by Joan Delaney Baldwin's assessed valuation dropped by $613,489 according to figures recently released by the county. "We never expected anything like this," said Baldwin School District's Deputy Superintendent Lee Chapman. Last year's assessment was $72,418,703. "We lost in all three major areas - single family homes, apartments and condos and commercial." These declines have been occuring because homeowners and landlords have been challenging their assessments, that is the value that the county has placed on their property for taxing purposes. Within and among communities the assessed valuations are disproportionate and over recent years many people have pursued legal means to rectify the discrepancies. It is expected that when the county finally changes over to assessing properties based on fair market value the problem will cease but that process is only now in its early stages. The lowering of a community's total assessed valuation has a big impact on taxpayers because the tax base then becomes smaller. While the taxpayer who successfully challenges his assess-

ment reduces his own taxes, the remaining taxpayers then must pay more. The $613,489 decline in assessed valuation translates into an additional tax rate increase of 68 cents. For a home assessed at $6000 that is an additional property tax of $40.80 just to compensate for the decline in assessments. At the conclusion of the public budget hearings on March 20, Dr. Chapman had noted the difficulty of estimating a tax impact without this year's assessed valu T ation numbers and without a state budget in place to determine the actual amount of state aid Baldwin will receive. Although the county has now released the new assessment numbers, the state budget, while legally due on April 1, has still not been passed. However no one is optimistic that Long Island school districts will receive significantly more aid than that proposed by the governor in his initial proposal. According to Dr. Chapman's best guess estimates on March 20, the average tax increase was projected at $8.08. Now it is projected at $8.76. For a home assessed at $6000 that is an actual dollar increase of $525.60.

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Baldwin Let's Pretend Boys and girls in Kindergarten are invited to attend the Let's Pretend program at the library ori Monday, April 29, from 3:45-4:45 p.m.. Come and enjoy stories and creative activities. Tickets are free. Toddler story times The library will be offering "Toddler Story Times" at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Thursday mornings, April 25, May"2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Children must be 2 years old. Groups are limited to 18 children; a parent or caretaker must stay with each child. Sessions will be 30 minutes in length and will feature stories, crafts, songs and finger plays. Bookmasters/Bookers The library will present Bookmasters, a book discussion program for fourth graders, at the library on Monday, May 20 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Bookers, a book discussion program for fifth and sixth graders, will be held at the library on Thursday, May 16 at 3:45 p.m. A copy of the book to be discussed will be loaned to each child at registration. Boys and girls are invited to share their thoughts about this book at the meeting. A door prize will be given and snacks will be served. Attend two out of four book discussions and earn an invitation to the Book Discussion Sprin Party. Mother's Day Craft The library will present Mother's Day Craft Programs for children in grades K-6. Children in grades 3-6 are invited to attend the program on Monday, May 6. Children in grades K-2 are invited to attend the program on Thursday, May 9. All sessions will begin at 3:45 p.m. Tickets are free. Defensive Driving Courses The library will be holding two Defensive Driving Courses. Course One will be held on Saturday, April 27

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April 1 at 2:30 a.m. According to a report, a 31-year-old man, while entering his vehicle at Grand Avenue, was accosted by two men, one displaying a silver handgun, demanding keys and a gold chain. After taking the keys and the chain, the assailants drove off ' 'he man's 2001 gray Chevy Su.-;:: ai! No injuries were reported. The assailants are described as black, 4'10" to 6' tall, wearing black clothing

and masks. Anyone with information is.asked lo call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous, police said. A 1995 Nissan Pathfinder was reported stolen from Cramer Court, Baldwin between 10 p.m. April 3 and 6 a.m. (he next morning. An airbag was reported stolen from an auto in the back parking lot of Conway

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Freeport HS Class of '87 The class of 1987 reunion will take place on June 30. For more information, leave a message with Alexis Jackson, 868-8347, or e-mail her at ghettolovel025@aol.com.

Freeport honors 20-year employees The Freeport School District honored twenty-year employees at a recent. Board of Education meeting. The following employees have dedicated their service, hard work, and dedication to our children for the past 20 years: Giovanna Bavaro, Margaret Bertram, Juan Diaz, Rosemary Farrell, Ronald Federici, Francies Feinberg, Robin Goelz, Carole Hendrickson, Hilda Lobo, Mabel Meisinger, Wright Moore, Daniel Mulvey, Daniel Rodriguez, Robert Stirrat and Sheila Walsh.

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My favorite household trick was the. one she told me about keeping pillowcases fresh and clean. Aunt Rene said it was imperative to starch your pillowcases because it kept the oils from your face from being absorbed into the pillow. "It -will keep your pillow clean and it smells wonderful," she said.. Every "time I change my .bed, I think of Aunt Renee. I feel a pang of guilt and I promise myself that the next time I wash,the sheets, I'll starch the pillowcases. A good wife, an old fashioned Italian housewife like < my aunt, shopped for fresh food everyday. You never found carts or frozen foods in her pantry. She never bought white bread or any other kind of packaged bread. She made her pasta by hand, cutting it into long strips and hanging it over the kitchen chairs to dry. She baked twice a- week, on Mondays and Thursday, and went to an early Mass on Sunday mornings so that dinner could be on the table no later than 2 p.m. "Everyone had to be at that table," Aunt Renee-told me, "even the little ones who wanted to get to the movies before 3 p.m. It cost a nickel

before 3 p.m.'aiid4vtdjiiie|ifterwaravs.*No'* one had a dime during the Depfessicin." she said. I proved to be a good student except when it came to sewing. I couldn't darn a sock. My hems were always crooked and I ended pricking my fingers and getting droplets of blood on my uncle's shirts every time I tried to sew on a button. "Well, I guess you have to have a little bit of your mother in you." my aunt would say. Like my mother, I take my

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Fiery Sol y Sombra tangos into town The fiery rhythms and spirited dances of the traditional Spanish-Flamenco Sol y Sombra Company will energize the stage at Freeport High School on Sunday afternoon, April 21, at 3 p.m. The Sol y Sombra performance will feature a suite of Classical Spanish Dances based on the music of Bizet's opera "Carmen" as well as the works of well known Spanish composers Manuel De Falla and Issac Albeniz, There will also be a selection of traditional gypsy Flamenco music and dance. In typical Sol y Sombra "fashion," performers will be adorned in elegant and colorful costumes. Tickets for the Sol y Sombra perfor-

mance are priced at $12 per person with a senior citizen rate of $9. Tickets will be sold at the door the day of the performance for an additional $1 charge. Freeport High School is at the intersection of Brookside Avenue and Sunrise Highway in Freeport. For up-to-theminute concert information, call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 292-9000, extension 382 or visit the town web site at www.townofhempstead.org. The Town of Hempstead Performing Arts Series is supported by media sponsors KJOY 98.3 FM and WHLI 1100 AM.

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Comptroller betrayed Black leadership To The Leader: Please be advised that we are in total and unreserved condemnation of the refusal of Comptroller Howard Weitzman to appoint a qualified African-American who is a resident of Nassau County to the position of Deputy Comptroller, especially one proffered by Nassau County's Black Leadership. Further, it is our belief that Mr. Weitzman has dealt with the Nassau County African-American Community in a deceitful, dishonest and underhanded manner. His disingenuity is so glaring and arrogant that it is incumbent on us to examine his conduct publicly and ensure that it be published abroad for all to peruse, analyze and critique. All segments of the Nassau County African-American community combined to provide Mr. Weitzman with a county wide margin of victory in the November '2001. County Comptroller election of approximately 12,500 votes; i.e., roughly 100% of his County-wide plurality. In fact, 8,500 of his 12,000plus margin of victory came from the 18th Assembly District, which is overwhelmingly African-American. As he formed his Administration, it became apparent that Mr. Weilzman had no

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Mr. Weilzman allocated to (his Deputy Comptroller position.| 2. The CPA Candidate had lo have al least five to seven years experience al a major accounting firm. |We found this to be particularly revealing of Mr.Weitzman's intent since every business and accounting publication reviewed made it clear that the average tenure of the few African-Americans hired hy major accounting firms is between three and four years - the choice of five years was prescient! 3. The CPA Candidate had to have the "ability to organize and lead an internal audit staff [Note:The posting does not mention anything about the need for budget experience.) Mr. Weitzman agreed that he would give full consideration to any qualified CPA recommended hy (he NCAAAC. and would give priority lo any such candidate based upon our familiarity wild Nassau Counly and surrounding African-American communities. (continued on page 23)

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justwrite from page 5 liest members undertook to raise money. "They ironed shirts, scrubbed floors and baked cakes." Jill Sandhaas Martinez, who is one of the club's more recent and youngest members and who served as the evening's Mistress of Ceremonies caused general laughter when she noted, "I'll sell all the raffles you want, but I'm not ironing any shirts to raise money." Perhaps the most poignant moment of the evening occured with the introduction of Peggy Schoen, past president from 1960-61 and member from 1957. This former public health nurse and wife of the late Dr. Gerard Schoen is the mother of school board member and former president B.A. Schoen. Speaking on behalf of his mother, his wife Ann who was present and Peggy Schoen's four other children and ten grandchildren, B.A. noted that his mother had many accomplishments, particularly in the field of public health, and had worked hard for the betterment of the Baldwin community. "But the Woman's Advance Club was the one thing she did for herself." He spoke of the friendships that exist within the club and noted that the longevity of the club and indeed the longevity of so many of its members could probably be attributed to that combination of happy social occasions and worthwhile endeavors, • both of which create lasting relationships. Over $25,000 has been given to Baldwin High School students in the form of scholarships over the years. Many more dollars have been distributed by the club to scores of local groups and projects. Again we salute the Advance Club, its co-presidents Christa Fulton and Rosemany Myers and wish them many more happy years.

Baldwin Foundation for Education The Baldwin Foundation for Education will hold its annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 20, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Baldwin Senior High School. All Baldwin graduates are invited to attend. Tickets are $ 15 and may be purchased at the door. The party will include a buffet supper and entertainment including music by Majestix, who will play songs of the '50s, '60s and '70s. Former Board . of Education President Joan Tiedemann and former BFE President Robert Weisser will be honored for their contributions to education.

an extremely close match," reflected Coach Alan Andersen. "We played smarter tennis than they did in the last set." Thirty-three seconds isn't a great deal of time, but it was all Shannon Skinner needed to pass the ball to Elizabeth Jefferies, who scored the winning goal from the left crease in the Lady Devils 10-9 win over Syosset. Two minutes earlier, Jefferies had scored the tying goal. Freeport was up 4-3 at half but the Lady Braves came out with a new determination in the second half. Freeport dug in to insure the win. Lisa Colonna had three goals and one assist. Jefferies finished with three while Marrisa Trachtenberg, Sophia Berberena, Jessica Seifert, and Gillian Shea each added one. Marcella Calidonia had 13 saves in goal. Samanlha Sepulveda scored three big goals in a 17-7 loss to Farmirigdale later in the week. Freeport's Softball Team hammered Port Washington in a 17-2 win. Maria De La Cruz had the hot bat as she had three, RBIs. Jessica Rullo pitched a one-

hitter with four walks as the Lady Devils boosted their record to 4-1. Earlier in the week, Freeport dominated a 14-4 game against the Hempstead Tigers. Shaina Curtis went 4-for-4 with 4 RBIs. 3 runs, and 3 stolen bases for Freeport. Rullo struck out eight batters in five innings for the win. Jose Diaz pitched a great game despite a 7-6 loss to Long Beach. Up 65, the Red Devils thought they had bitten the bullet when Mariner Bill Cody's

two-out single in the bottom of the seventh drove in the winning runs. "The boys have been playing quite well," commented Assistant Coach Chris Tevlin. This was an A-I/A-II crossover game. Javien Eason scored five goals to lead the Red Devils to a 14-1 lacrosse win over the Hempstead Tigers. Erik Reitmayr (4) and Randy Mills (3) combined for seven goals. Goalie Matt Koutsogiannis had 16 saves in goal.

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Bayview The Freeport School District's Bay view Avenue School for the Arts and Sciences participated in the unveiling of the Langston Hughes commemorative stamp at Freeport Post Office. Through narrative, song, and poetry the Bayview School honored the Harlem Renaissance poet. Fourth-grade student Alexis Washington pleased the crowd with her singing "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" by James Weldon Johnson. Principal Jelain Hubbard proudly introduced the Bayview Avenue students. Announcer Myles Guiles and narrators Roberto Ramos, -Nyaria Leftenant, Michelle Rengifo, and Tyler Mason Draffen discussed the struggles and successes of

Langston Hughes. Selections of Hughes' poetry were read by Shaakira Crawford, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Melani Lewis, Jeffrey Hinch, Tyler Mason Draffen, and Tamyria Taylor. Village of Freeport Mayor William •Glacken was on-hand for the unveiling and offered words of encouragement to the students. "I am glad to see the children honoring Langston Hughes," Mayor Glacken said. "I see the future postal workers, government employees, and leaders before me." Performing with confidence, the Bayview Avenue students delighted those in attendance and honored a great man in black history.

BAYVIEW AVENUE SCHOOL student Jeffrey Hinch enthusiastically recites "Merry-Go-Round" by Langston Hughes at the Freeport Post Office with students Tyler Mason Draffen (left), Kenneth Fitzgerald (second from right), and Shaakira Crawford (right). photo by Melissa I. Minlcozzl, Syntax Communication.

Freeport academic wall of fame from page 1 the Board of Trustees ofMolloy College, also said "I feel honored and pleased to be here. This school had direct bearing and influence on me in my early, formative years." Olentha Von Redden, Jr., a senior financial analyst at Hocky Capital Management, and former research assistant to former Assistant Secretary of State John Shattuck in the Clinton Administration, made two points to students in the audience to follow in their quest to achieve greater goals beyond high school. "Create relationships with your teachers," he said, for they have the knowledge to guide you in the proper direction. "Also, always maintain a competitive spirit," he added. He said that whatever may knock down or knock you back, a competitive spirit will help you spring bagk to face that obstacle and overcome it. Naomi Drucker, co-director of the American Chamber Ensemble, . performer with the New York Philharmonic, and mother of Leon Drucker, a.k.a. Lee Rocker, founding member of the rockabilly group The Stray Cats, said she knew at an early age that music would be

her life, and .that she had a wonderful time learning music in high school from H the teachers available lo her. Ms. Cepeda. president of A.C. c ^ Advisory Inc.. a financial firm: (he D. Public Building Commissioner for the City of Chicago, and a board member of the Jofi'rcy Ballet of Chicago: also praised the early years of high school and the teachers she learned from as pc 10 instrumental to her success. C o Jewelnel Davis, University Chaplain 10 and Director of the East Hall Center at Columbia University, thanked her 3C m African-American teacher during her r high school years for helping hor to m > understand her African-American roots O m to enable her to excel in her studies. 73 Joseph DeSalvo. a cinematographcr whose credits include Brad Pill's first movie Johnny Suede, could not attend due to filming schedule conflicts, bul said through a representative that his early photographic work with (he school newspaper enabled him to cryslalli/.e his vision of becoming a cinemalograplier. Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg bestowed citations upon all inductees for their well-earned academic achievements.

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In ihe Freeporl school district, the New Visions School of Exploration and Discovery began a program that utilizes positive reinforcement in which .students do not mind getting caught in the Q. act. The Giraffe Project, "Stick Your Neck Out," is a program in which students gel caught doing good deeds for, "O others. Faculty and .staff at New Visions have been keeping their eyes open in order to . reward students who help others, clean w up when not being asked to, help friends Q in need, and perform good deeds. When W a student does something.positive, the faculty or staff member awards them a W giraffe. .Once a student has received five' paper giraffes, they are entitled to breakfast with Assistant Principal Susan Deluca. Third grader Darnell Powell was the first to be awarded five giraffes. He was

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„. .. . i »^. " • » .1 r» Since that day, Damian's mother, Pam, has found no other way to cope with her pain than to become active to alert others to the danger of local gang violence. With the help of the Freeport Police Department, and the Veterans of the Vietnam War, $5,000 in seed funding was donated for the filming of a documentary which presents the danger of future gang violence in our area, and to our country. The Rotary Club of Freeport, decrying "the waste of one of our youth," has begun a fund-raising campaign "in an

~rr—• to *,. suppress *...«•*..<><•<? the itio ci(ttiifi**nnt effort significant increase in gang, gun and street violence, and to stop the alarming rate of death among our children." The centerpiece of (he campaign is a raffle, for which the prize is a 20-foot center console Larivee fishing boat fully equipped (value $20.000) generously donated by Rotarian Frank Hunter of Hunter Poinle Marina, 417 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport. The raffle will take place at the

Fr*»*»nni*t Nautical NJniilic.il Festival. Festival. June I and and Freeport 2. on Woodcleft Avenue. Raffle tickets H are on sale at Hunter Poinle Marina at one dollar per chance or six chances i o. 63 for five dollars. The prize boa! will also be on display at the festival. Rotary President Burl Milrod cautions that all raffle tickets will be dated 2001. since they had been print- 00 ed prior to the cancellation of the raf- IJ o fle originally scheduled for October S3 2001. H

Pier 95 gets new owners Ramiro Santos and John Encarnacao, the new owners of Pier 95, have put a tantalizing spin on seafood, serving world-class Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine. Both men are veterans of the restaurant business. John Encarnacao is the former executive chef of the Portuguese consulate. Mr. Santos is the previous owner of two Portuguese restaurants in Mineola and a former che at the Culinary Institute of America. Pier 95 is located on Freeporl's Hudson Canal, which runs parallel to Woodcleft Canal. Mr. Santos characterizes the location as "off the beaten path" and away from the crowds that

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Who Will Be Freeport/Baldwin Mother Of The Year? Nominating Letters Must Be In By Thursday, May 2 At Noon Nominations may be made by a child, or any neighbor or friend, provided the nominee is not related to members of The Leader staff. Nominees must be res.dents of Freeport/Baldwin. To nominate a person, write a letter no more than 150 words stating reasons why this mother is outstanding. Give complete address & telephone number of nominee on back of letter. Bring in or mail to the office at: 1840 Merrick Avenue, Merrick no later than Thursday, May 10 at noon. Tell us why your Mother should be the Freeport-Baldwin Mother of the Year and if your letter is selected, your Mother will win fantastic prizes from our local merchants.

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Confidences 93 Lester Avenue, Freeport 37-7-3227

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Atlantic Floral Showcase 27 Atlantic Ave., Freeport 223-0271

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: UNITED FIRE SAFETY AND SECURITY LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/08/02. The latest date of dissolution is 03/05/2032. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process-against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC. c/o S. Weiss, 265 Sunrise Highway. Suite '30. Rockville Centre. New York 11570. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Fl ftlSl 6x3/21 7ft 4/4. 11 18. 2S

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: ADVANCED IMPLANT DENTISTRY AND ORAL RESTORATION. P.L.L.C. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/20/01. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2101. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be erved, SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the PLLC, c/o Rosenfeld & Maidenbaum. Esqs., 132 Spruce Street, Cedarhurst. New York 11516. Purpose: For the practice of the profession of Dentistry. Fl 155 (ST 3/21 ?8 4/4 11 1B. 9S NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS. INC. f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE FUNDING CORPORATION. Pitt. vs. LEFAY WHITE, et al, Defts. Index #01 -000427. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Oct. 16, 2001. I will sell at public auction on the north ' front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd.. Mineola. NY on Apr. 26. 2002 at 9:30 a.m. prem. k/a 7 Second PL, Roosevelt, NY a/k/a Section 0055, Block 0045000. Lot 00176. Approx. amt. of judgment is $123.103.59 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. GERARD BAMBRICK. Referee. ESCHEN & FRENKEL, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 63 East Main St.. Bay Shore, NY. C8250. FL#157P 4x3/28. 4/4. 11. 18 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY WMC MORTGAGE CORP., PLAINTIFF VS. HELEN MORGAN a/k/a HELEN M. MORGAN f/k/a HELEN MATHIS, ET AL DEFENDANTS ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF: ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES. P.C., MAIN OFFICE: ONE OLD COUNTRY ROAD. SUITE 200. CARLE PLACE, NEW YORK 11514(516)741-2585 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered herein on May 29, 2001, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola. New York; 11501 On the 29fh day of April. 2002. at 9:30 a.m. Premises in Freeport, New York and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the southerly side of Grand"Avenue, distant 125 feet westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of Grand Avenue with the westerly side of Harding Place: RUNNING THENCE South 7 degrees 31 minutes 30 seconds East, 125 feet; THENCE South 83 degrees 28 minutes 30 seconds West, 25.00 feet; THENCE South 7 degrees 31 minutes 30 seconds East. 25.00 feet; THENCE South 83 degrees 28 minutes 30 seconds West 38.41 feet to the center line of a concrete culvert; THENCE North 3 degrees 41 minutes East, along the center line of said culvert, 73.385 feet; THENCE North 13 degrees 31 minutes 30 seconds West, still along the center line of said culvert 78.33 feet to the southerly side of Grand Avenue; THENCE North 83 degrees 28 minutes 30 seconds East along the southerly side of Grand Avenue, 57.33 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. Premises known as 32 Grand Avenue, Freeport. New York 11520 Sold subject to all terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $150,284.96 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 30249/99 Carol J. Lewisohn, Esq., REFEREE FL #158 4x3/28. 4-/4. 11. 18 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. EQUICREDIT A/K/A EQUICREDIT CORPORATION OF AMERICA. Pltf. vs. FRANCISCO PADILLA, et al. Defts. Index 300/015847. Pursuant to judgment of

Foreclosure dated Sept. 7. 2001 and Ex Parte order appointing successor Referee dated Nov. 26. 2001. I will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd.. Mineola. NY on Apr. 26. 2002 at 9:15 a.m. prem. k/a 25 Elm. St.. Freeport, NY. Said property located'on the Northerly side of Elm St.. 360 ft. Easterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Northerly side of Elm St., with the Easterly side of Raymond Ave., being a plot 100 ft. x 80 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $186.664.11 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. FRANCIS RICIGLIANO. Referee. WEINREB & WEINREB, Attys. for Pltf., 475 Sunrise Hwy., West Babylon, NY. #47567 Fl # 1 61 P 4x3/98 4/4 11 1ft _ Notice of Formation of 90 S. Main Street Realty, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY on 3/15/02. NY office location: Nassau County. Secy of State is Designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Secy of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to c/o Martin & Molinari. Esqs. LLP, 148 S. Long Beach Ave., Freeport. NY 1 1520. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. FL # 1 63 6x 3/28. 4/4. 1 1 . 1 8, 25. 5/2 _ NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS. INC.. PLAINTIFF VS MARK REDWINE; LIZETTE A. REDWINE. ET AL DEFENDANTS

ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF: ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C.. MAIN OFFICE: ONE OLD COUNTRY ROAD, SUITE 200, CARLE PLACE, NEW YORK 11 51 4 (51 6) 741 -2585 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered on January 23, 2001. I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the North front steps, Nassau County Court. 262 Old Country Road. Mineola, New York On the 7th dpy of May, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. Premises in Freeport, New York and described ' as follows: BEGINNING" AT A POINT on the westerly side of Elliott place distant 265 feet souther\ ly from the corner formed by the intersection of the westerly side of Elliott Place and the southerly side of Archer Street; RUNNING THENCE, southerly along the westerly side of Elliott Place a distance 'of 60 feet; THENCE. westerly at right angles to the westerly side of Elliott Place a distance of 130 feet; THENCE. northerly parallel with the westerly side of Elliott Place a distance -.' ',-C feet; THENCE, easterly again at right angles to the westerly side of Elliott Place a distance of 1 30 feet to the westerly side of Elliott Place at THE POINT OR PLACE OF BEGINNING. Premises known as 78 Elliott Place, Freeport, New York. Sold subject to all terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $190.737.36 plus interest and costs. INDEX N.O. 29121/99 Debra Clement, Esq., REFEREE Flft1794X/lM11

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL DISTRICT ELECTION BUDGET HEARING AND'VOTE OF BALDWIN UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD. COUNTY OF NASSAU STATE OF NEW YORK, TO BE HELD ON MAY 21. 2002 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual district meeting budget/hearing of the qualified voters of the Baldwin Union Free School District, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, will be held on Tuesday. May 7. 2002. at the gymnasi-' um of the Administration Building, Hastings Street, Baldwin, New York in said School District for the transaction of such business as is authorized by law including the following purposes: 1 . Presentation and discussion of the budget for the operation of the district schools for the school year beginning July 1, 2002. 2. Presentation and discussion of the budget for operation of the Baldwin' Public Library for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2002. 3. Transaction of such other business as is authorized by law. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the vote upon the appropriation of necessary funds to meet the necessary expenditures for the school year 2002-2003, the library appropriation, and on all propositions duly filed with the Board of Education, to fill one vacancy for Trustee on the Board of Education, and to fill one vacancy on the Board of Trustees of the Baldwin Public Library shall be held in the gymnasium of the Senior High School Ethel T. Kloberg Drive, East of Grand Avenue, Baldwin, New York, in said School District on Tuesday, May 21, 2002, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 10:00 PM. The qualified voters will fill the following vacancies: a. The office of Bill Edelman, member of the Board of Education, which term expires on June 30, 2002. for a new term commencing July 1, 2002, and expiring on June 30. 2005. b. The office of Joan Zeitlin. a member of the Board of Trustees, of the Baldwin Public Library, which term expires on June 30, 2002, for a new term commencing July 1. 2002, and expiring June 30. 2007. and to vote on the following propositions: PROPOSITION NO. 1

"RESOLVED, that the Proposed Budget of the Baldwin Union Free School District of the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, State of New York, for the fiscal year 2002-2003 be adopted and that an amount of $77,831,065.be raised by tax upon the taxable property of the School District after first deducting the monies available from State Aid and other sources.' PROPOSITION NO. 2 " RESOLVED, that the proposed Budget of the ' Baldwin Public Library for the fiscal year 20022003 be adopted, and that the amount of $2,533,671 be raised by tax upon the taxable property of the School District after first deducting the monies available from State Aid and other sources." PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the voting shall be on voting machines as provided by the Education Law and the polls will remain open from 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM and as much longer as may be necessary to enable the voters then present to cast their ballots. The District Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to have the necessary ballot labels printed for said voting machines in the form corresponding as nearly as may be with the requirements of the Education Law. The condensed form of the budget proposition and the text of all other propositions to appear on the voting machine and a detailed statement in writing of the amount of money which will be required for the school year 2002-2003 for school purposes, specifying the purposes and the amount for each will be prepared and copies thereof will be made available, upon request, to any taxpayer in the district at each school building in the district in which school is maintained between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM during the period of fourteen days immediately preceding said election of May 21. 2002, excluding Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, and at such annual election. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the election shall be held In accordance with the Rules for the Conduct of Meetings and Elections adopted by the Board of Education. PLEASE TAKE-FURTHER NOTICE that the nominations for the office of members of the Board of Education and office of member of the Library Board, unless otherwise provided by law. shall be made by petition subscribed by at least 45 qualified voters of the District, and filed in the office of the Clerk of the District between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5;00 PM not later.than the 30th day preceding the meeting or election at which the trustees shall be voted upon. Such petition shall state the name and residence of the candidates. Candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall be considered elected to their respective offices. Where terms are of different length, the candidate receiving the highest vote shall be elected to the longest term. A nomination may be rejected by the Board of Education if the candidate is ineligible for the office or declares his unwillingness to serve. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that any proposition or question to be placed upon the voting machines shall be submitted in writing by petition subscribed by at least 114 qualified voters of the District and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the District between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, not later than the 30th day preceding the meeting or election at which such question or proposition shall be voted upon, except that this rule shall not apply to those questions or propositions which are required to be stated in the published or posted notice of the meeting or to those propositions or questions which the Board of Education has authority by law to present at any annual or special meeting of the District. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that a Deputy Registrar shall be available in Baldwin Senior High School, Ethel T. Kloberg Drive, East of Grand Avenue, Baldwin, New York on May 1. 2002, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM for the purpose of preparing a register of the qualified voters of this district for said annual district election, at which time any person shall be entitled to have his/her name placed upon such registry provided that at such meeting of the Board of Registration, he/she is known, proven to the satisfaction of the Board of Registration, to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at the annual district election for which such register is prepared. Registration shall also be permitted in the office of the District Clerk at Baldwin's Administration building during the hours of enrollment of children for a school term and 'also from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on any school day at any of the District schools not later than five days preceding the school meeting and election. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the register shall include (1) all qualified voters of the District who shall personally present themselves for registration; and (2) all previously qualified voters of the District who shall have been previously registered for any Annual or Special District Meeting or election held or conducted at any time with four (4) years (1998r2001) prior to preparation of the said register; and (3) voters permanently registered with the Board of Election of the County of Nassau. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Board of Registration will further meet during the hours of voting at the Annual District Election on May 21, 2002. for the purpose of preparing a register for District meetings or elections to be held sub-

sequent to May 21, 2002. Said register shall include (1) all qualified voters of the District who shall present themselves personally for registration, and (2) all qualified voters of the District who shall have been previously registered for any annual or special District meeting or election held or conducted at any time within four calendar years (1998-2001) prior to the preparation of said register. The Register shall be filed in the Office of the District Clerk of the school district at the Administration Building, Hastings Street, Baldwin. New York where it shall be open for inspection by any qualified voter between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM on each of the five days prior to the day set for the election, except Saturday and Sunday, and at the polling place on election day. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that application for absentee ballots for the school district election may be applied for at the office of the Clerk. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available in the office of the Clerk on each of the five days prior to the day of-the election except on Sunday. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that this Board shall convene a special meeting thereof within twenty-four hours after the filing with the District Clerk of a written report of the results of the ballot, to meet at the Baldwin Senior High School for the purpose of examining and tabulating said reports of the result of the ballot and declaring the result of the ballot; that the Board hereby designates itself to be a set of poll clerks to cast and canvass ballots pursuant to Education Law 2019-a, subdivision 2b at said special meeting of the Board. Dated: March 27, 2002 Baldwin, NY BY ORDER OF THE'BOARD OF EDUCATION BALDWIN UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU, NEW YORK Jacquie Ackerman, District Clerk FL#173 4x4/4. IB 5/2. 16

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR CHAMPION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 1995-1, Pltf. vs. LEONARD FASBACH A/K/A LEONARD FASBACK. etal, Defts. Index #99-005047. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated July 21. 1999, I will sell at public auction-on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on May 7, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. prem. k/a 33 Hubbard Ave., Freeport, .NY. Said property located on the southerly side of Hubbard Ave. distant 300 ft. easterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of Hubbard Ave. with the easterly side of Grove St., being a plot 50 ft. x 100 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $82,506.39 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. SALVATORE SPANO, Referee. WEINREB & WEINREB. Attys for Pltf.. 475 Sunrise Hwy., West Babylon, NY. #47744 FI#174P4*4/4. 11. 18. 25

' NOTICE OF FORMATION Of LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: NEIL'S MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES CO. LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11 /02/01. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2100. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 672 Themar Court, Baldwin, New York 11510. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL1786T4/4. 11. 18.25.5/2,9 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. NATIONSCREDIT FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO EQUICREDIT A/K/A EQUICREDIT CORPORATION OF NY, Pltf. vs. LEVAR CARTER, et al, Defts. Index #402/01. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Sept. 11, 2001,1 will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY "on May 10, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. prem. k/a 470 Brookside Ave., Roosevelt. NY. Said property located on the easterly side of Brookside Ave., 68.72 ft. northerly from the intersection of the easterly side of Brookside Ave. and the Northerly side of Henry St., being a plot 116.78 ft, x 60.70 ft. x 138.84 ft. x 70.12 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $162,720.00 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale and the right of the United States of America to redeem within 120 days from the date of sale as provided by law. PHIL KUSZEL, Referee. WEINREB & WEINREB, Attys. for Pltf., 475 Sunrise Hwy., West Babylon, NY #47552 FL fll 79P 4x 4/11 1 ft 9S. fi/9 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK AS CUSTODIAN FOR NATIONAL TAX FUNDING L.P., Pltf. vs. BILLY RANDLE and JUNE RANDLE, et al, Defts. Index #1672/01. Pursuant to an Order and Judgment of foreclosure and Sale entered on or about January 9, 2002, WILLIAM ROTH, ESQ., the Referee duly appointed in said judgment, will sell in one parcel at public auction on May 16. (continued on next page)


from previous page 2002 at 10:15 a.m. on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse. 262 Old Country Road. Mineola. New York, the premises described in said Judgment known as Block: 169; Lot: 23; Section: 360. WILLIAM ROTH. ESQ., Referee. BUCHANAN INGERSOLL PC, Attys. for Pltf., 140 Broadway, 35th Floor, New York, NY. • 10005 FL#1 SOP 4x4/11, 18,25,5/2 _ NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT NASSAU COUNTY CONTINENTAL CAPITAL CORP., PLAINTIFF VS WILLIAM AUSTIN. ET AL DEFENDANTS ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF: ROBERT J. TAYLOR. ESQ., 160 OLD COUNTRY ROAD WEST, HICKSVILLE. NEW YORK (1 1801 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered herein and dated Jan. 23. 2002. I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse. 262 Old Country Road. Mineola. New York. On the 9th Day of May, 2002 at 1 2;00 Noon Premises in Freeport, New York and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the southerly side of Royal Drive distant 132.12 feet in a general westerly and southwesterly direction as measured along the southerly and southeasterly sides of Royal Drive from the extreme westerly end of the arc connecting the southerly side of Royal Drive with the westerly side of King Street; and consists of an irregular parcel of land 74.41 ft. x 60 ft. x 6 ft. x 66.08 ft. x 9.98 ft. x 126.46 ft. x 32.24 ft., and being more particularly described in filed Judgment. Premises known as 79 Royal Drive, Freeport. New York. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment. Approximate amount of judgment S167.123.93 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 011512/01

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Fl #1fllP4X4/11 1« 9f> fi/? _ NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. ASSOCIATES HOME EQUITY SERVICES, INC., Pltf. vs. RAYMONDB JEAN BAPTISTS, et al, Defts. Index #14138/00. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Mar. 29, 2001. I will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on May 16, 2002 at 10:00 a-.m. prem. k/a 284 Putnam Ave., Freeport, NY. Said property located at the southwesterly corner of the premises hereby described bounded on the south by Forest Ave., 272.86 ft. easterly from Pennsylvania Ave. as measured along the northerly side of Forest Ave., being a plot 70 ft. x 183.97 ft. x 70 ft. x 184.94 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $254.832.51 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. SALVATORE LAMONICA. Referee. DEUTSCH & SCHNEIDER, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 71-02 Myrtle Ave., Glendale. NY. #47896 FL#182P 4x4/11. 18.25. 5/2 _ 224 BUFFALO AVENUE REALTY LLC Notice of formation of limited liability company ("LLC"). Articles of Organization filed" with the Secretary of State of NY ("SSNY") on 3/27/02. ' Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process upon the Company at c/o Hassel Motors Inc., 291 Sunrise Highway, Freeport, New York 1 1 520. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the LLC law. FlfllS3 AY 4/11 IB ?Xfi/90 1A

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU HOMESTEAD FUNDING .CORPORATION, Plaintiff, Against MARTHA JOSEPH Defendants) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 10/3/2001 I. the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Nassau County Courthouse. North Front Steps, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY 11501 on 5/13/2002 at 1 1 :00 AM premises known as 26 ROSE STREET, FREEPORT, NY, 11520 ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Village . of Freeport, County of Nassau and State of New York Section 62 Block 109 Lot 4 Approximate amount of lien $223,405.06 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment. Index # 020095/00 MARGUERITE A. SMITH, Esq., Referee. Steven Baum, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240 (716) 204-2400 Dated: 3/25/2002 ag FL #184 4x4/11, 18, 25, 5/2 _ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: FOUNTAIN MASON SUPPLIES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/06/02. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 1040 Lawrence Court, North Woodmere, New York.

Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL 1866T4/11, 18. 25, 5/2,9, 16 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: CATALYST CONSTRUCTION. LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/06/02. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY • shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 1040 Lawrence Court, North Woodmere, New York. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL 185 6T 4/11. 18.25.5/2.9. 16 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU. Index No. 99-005603. The Bank of New York, as Trustee of the C-BASS Mortgage Loan Buyout Trust 2000-A, Plaintiff against - Lucius Service, et al, Defendants. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale • signed herein on May 16, 200'0, I, the undersigned, the Referee in said judgment named, will sell at p_ublic auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Court House, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola. New York 11501, County of NASSAU, State of New York, on May 15, 2002 at 10:00 A.M., on that day. the premises directed by said judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: Said premises being known as and by street address: 33 W. Clinton Avenue. Roosevelt, New York 11575. Section: 55 Block: 428 Lot: 34 & 35. Said premises are sold in as is condition on the date of delivery of the Referee's Deed, subject to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto; covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations and easements of record; municipal departmental violations, emergency repair liens on the date of delivery of the Referee's Deed, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the complaint and judgment filed in this action. Dated: Syosset, New York. March 28. 2002. Hon. Angela D. Roncallo. REFEREE, CARUS & MANNIELLO, P.C., Attorneys for Plaintiff, 115 Eileen Way, P.O. Box 9021, Syosset, New York 11791, (516) 364-4500, (718) 463-8918. FL 1884T4/11. 18. 25. 5/2 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. M & T MORTG'AGE CORPORATION. Pltf. vs. PEDRO RODRIGUEZ, et al, Defts.. Index #00-000070. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Jan. 9. 2001, I will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on May 14, 2002 at 9:45 a.m. prem. k/a 135 Independence Ave., Freeport, NY a/k/a Section t'5. Block 365, Lot 788 & 789. Approx. amt. of judgment is $175,165.38 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. WILLIAM F. MACKEY, Referee. ESCHEN & FRENKEL, LLP, Attys. for Pltf. 93 East Main St., Bay Shore, NY #47928. FL WOP 4T 4/11. 18,25.5/2 Notice of Formation of ISLAND CONIRACIING, LLC. a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY on 03/15/2002. NY office location: NASSAU County. Secy of State is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Secy of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to C/O GERARD TEDESCHI, 38 E. 2ND STREET, FREEPORT, NY 11520. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. FL 191 6T 4/11, 18, 25. 5/2, 9, 16 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE BOARD OF APPEALS Pursuant to the provisions of Article 27 Section 269 of the Building Zone Ordinance. NOTICE is hereby given that the BOARD OF APPEALS of the Town of Hempstead will hold a public hearing in the Town Meeting Pavilion, Town Hall Plaza. One Washington Street, Hempstead, New York on April 24, 2002 at 9:30 A.M. & 2:00 P.M. to consider the following applications and appeals: THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 9:30 A.M. 349/02. NR. EAST ROCKAWAY - Kathleen M.

Cunningham, Renewal of grant to maintain pool with 6' high fence enclosure larger than pool installation area., N/s W. Hudson St., 70' W/o West Blvd., a/k/a 2 W. Hudson St. 350/02. NR. LAWRENCE - Taco Bell Corp. attn: Remona Barbour, Renewal of grant to maintain drive-thru window (restaurant)., S/W cor. Rockaway Tpke. & Price St.. a/k/a 325 Rockaway Tpke. 351/02. EAST MEADOW - Vito & Rose Avena, Renewal ot grant to maintain 2-family dwelling., N/E cor. Freeman Ave. & Gladmore St., a/k/a 1953 Freeman Ave. 352/02. BALDWIN - Richard J. & Barbara A. Aragona, Renewal of grant to maintain 6 ' high fence., N/W cor. Milburn Ave. & Pacific St., a/k/a 2934 Milburn Ave. 353/02. INWOOD - James I. & Dorothy Capehart, Variance, side yard, construct 2nd story addition to dwelling., W/s Alvin PI., 510.51' S/o Bayview Ave., a/k/a 15 Alvin PI. 354/02. BELLMORE - Alan Stein, Variance, side yards aggregate, construct addition attached to dwelling., N/s Jackson PI., 269.35 ' W/o East Meadow Ave. (formerly Newbridge Ave.), a/k/a 2193 Jackson PI. 355/02. MERRICK - Julia Labarbera. Variance,

front yard setback on W/s of Parkwood Dr., construct 2nd story with roofed over open porch to dwelling.. S/o Jerusalem Ave. located at 1241 Parkwood Dr., a/k/a 1241 Parkwood Dr. 356/02. - 357/02. LEVITTOWN - Frank V. & Kim Galante, Maintain shed with more than required side & rear yard setbacks; Maintain 6' high fence & 4' high fence partially within clear sight triangle.. N/W cor. Club La. & Gardiners Ave., a/k/a 65 Club La. 358/02. - 360/02. EAST MEADOW - Dominick & Chiarina Diasparra, Maintain shed higher & larger than permitted and not permitted in side yard; Maintain 2nd accessory structure (gazebo) higher & larger than permitted; Variance, rear yard, maintain roof over patio attached to dwelling.. W/s Star St.. 518.79' S/o 7th Ave., a/k/a 390 Star St. 361/02. - 362/02. NR. ISLAND PARK - Frank & Lucy Contarino, Variances, lot area occupied, front yard setback on Warwick Blvd.. rear yard, maintain wood deck with roof over & sunporch both attached to dwelling; Variance, lot area occupied, maintain shed higher & larger than permitted with less than required side yard & more than required rear yard setbacks., N/W cor. Island Pkwy. W. & Warwick Blvd., a/k/a 167 Island Pkwy. W. 363/02. MERRICK - Ada Development Corp., Variances, subdivision of lot, lot area, front width, construct dwelling with detached garage., W/s Sherman St.; 529.22' N/o Smith St. 364/02. POINT LOOKOUT - James R. & Priscilla A. DILello, Variances, side yard, rear yard, construct 2-story addition & 1st & 2nd story wood decks all attached to dwelling., W/s Baldwin Ave.,. 103.05' S/o Bayside Dr., a/k/a 9 Baldwin Ave. 365/02. FRANKLIN SQUARE - Joseph Pata, Waive off-street parking (proposed interior expansion of restaurant)., N/E cor. Hempstead Tpke. & Lexington Ave., a/k/a 1052 Hempstead Tpke. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 366/02. LAKEVIEW - Swiss Ranch Estates, Ltd.. Variances, subdivision of lot. lot area, front width, front yard average setback, construct dwelling with garage., W/s Tanglewood Rd., 160.79'-S/o Lakeview Ave. 367/02. LAKEVIEW - Swiss Ranch Estates, Ltd., Variances, subdivision of lot. lot area, front width, front yard average setback, construct dwelling with garage., W/s Tanglewood Rd., 200.79' S/o Lakeview Ave. 368/02. LAKEVIEW - Joseph Colao. Variances, subdivision of lot, front width at street line, construct dwelling with insufficient access pursuant to Sec. 280A of Town Law., Southerly end of a Right-of-Way, 150' S/o Pinebrook Ave., 6T8!50' W/o Woodfield Rd. THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 2:00 P.M. 369/02. OCEANSIDE - Frank J. & Evelyn Han, Variance, lot area occupied, maintain enclosed porch attached to dwelling., W/s Weidner Ave., 40' N/o Delrving St., a/k/a 3502 Weidner Ave. 370/02. BALDWIN - Cap-Land Homes, Inc. c/o Frank Capogna. Variances, lot area, lot area occupied, front width, rear yard, construct dwelling with garage (demolish existing dwelling)., S/s Jefferson PL, 140' E/o Eastern Pkwy. 371/02. LEVITTOWN - John M. Cipriano, Variance, front yard setback on Swallow La., construct stair enclosure to dwelling., N/W cor. Woodpecker La. & Swallow La., a/k/a 34 Woodpecker La. 372/02. - 373/02. LEVITTOWN - Marybeth McGonigle. Maintain 3', 5' & 6' high fences; Maintain shed with less than required rear yard •setback.. W/s Chapel La.. 666.01' S/o Knoll La., a/k/a 34 Chapel La. 374/02. WANTAGH - Gerald Vogel & Josephine Merrick-Vogel, Variance, lot area occupied, construct addition & wood deck both attached to dwelling.. W/s Beltagh Ave., 478.46' N/o Clovermere Rd., a/k/a 3345 Beltagh Ave. 375/02. ELMONT - Verdeland Homes, Inc., Variances, lot area, front width, rear yard, construct dwelling with garage., N/s Rosser St., 90.15' E/o Benson Ave., a/k/a 1570 Rosser Ave. 376/02. ELMONT - Frances E., Joseph F. & Evelyn F. Kraus & Ruth E. Frisbie, Permission to park in front yard setback for the parking of motor vehicles.. N/s Dutch Broadway. 119.91' E/o Meacham Ave. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 377/02. - 380/02. UNIONDALE - Yousef Habibian & Saeed Ahmed, Variances, front yards setback on Locust Ave. & Chester St., rear yard, construct building for retail stores/offices; Variance, rear yard, install transformer in conjunction with retail stores/offices; Variance in off-street parking, insufficient back-up space & permission to park in front yards setbacks on Front St.. Locust Ave. & Chester St.; Install double faced. Illuminated detached ground sign, overall size 126 sq. ft.; setback 2' from Locust Ave. & 3' from Front St. & located within clear sight triangle., S/s Front St. bet. Locust Ave. & Chester St., a/k/a 1150 Front St. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 1160/02. - SEAFORD - Knights of Columbus Lodge, 3476 Memorare Club, Inc., Amusement rides (special event) duration May 2-5, 2002, N/E cor, Sunrise Hwy. & Seamans Neck Rd., a/k/a T.O.H. parking lot # S-5-W ALL PAPERS PERTAINING TO THE ABOVE HEAR-

ING ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE BOARD OF APPEALS, TOWN HALL 1 WASHINGTON STREET, HEMPSTEAD, NY 11550. Interested parties may appear at the above time and place. Following the above the Board will consider the Decision and Reserve Decision calendars. By order of the Board of Appeals. Gerald G. Wright, Chairman Joseph F. Pellegrini, Secretary to the Board of Appeals FL193 1T4/18 ; NOTICE Of SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. COUNTRYWIDE FUNDING CORPORATION, Pitt. vs. AMOS SAINTICHE, et al. Defts. Index #9.9-21792. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated July 18, 2000, I will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on May 20, 2002 at 9:15 a.m. prem. k/a 383 Wallace St.. Freeport, NY a/k/a Section 55, Block 401, Lots 267-270. Approx. amt. of judgment is $109,735.47 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. LORI GOLOMBEK, Referee. ESCHEN &. FRENKEL. LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 93 East Main St., Bay Shore, NY. #47776 FL#194P4x4/18, 25. 5/2.9 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE. Pltf. vs. CLAIRE M. CASSEUS, et al. Defts. Index #019544/00. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Feb. 14, 2002. I will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on May 20, 2002 at 12:30 p.m. prem. k/a 66 East Clinton Ave., Roosevelt, NY. Said property located on the Southerly side of Clinton Ave. (n/k/a East Clinton Ave.), 106.90 ft. Easterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Southerly side of Clinton Ave. with the Easterly side of Anna Ave., being a plot 139.33 ft. x 50.02 ft. x 138.09 ft. x 50 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $169,131.10 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. JOHN DELEONARDIS, Referee. DRUCKMAN & SINEL. Attys. for Pitt., 242 Drexel Ave., Westbury. NY. #47815 FL # 195P 4x 4/18. 25. 5/2. 9 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. NATIONSCREDIT FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO EQUICREDIT A/K/A EQUICREDIT CORPORATION OF NY, Pltf. vs. IAN JOHN AND DONNA JOHN, Defts. Index #17800/00. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Sept. 20, 2001, I will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 .Old Country Rd.. Mineola, NY on May 16. 2002 at 10:15 a.m. prem. k/a 125 East Seaman Ave.. Freeport, NY. Said property located on the northerly side of Seaman Ave., 150 ft. westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of Seaman Ave. with the westerly side of Union St., a/k/a Elliot St., being a plot 50 ft. x 125 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $165,987.50 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and • conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. VIRGINIA A. BOCCIO, Referee. WEINREB & WEINREB, Attys. for Pltf., 475 Sunrise Hwy., .West Babylon, NY #48000 FL#196P4x4/16. 25. 5/2. 9 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TR U/A DTD 12/01/98 (EQCC HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 1998-4), Pltf. vs. MARY F. JONES, et al, Defts. index #4720/01. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Jan. 25. 2002, I will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on May 23, 2002 at 9; 15 a.m. prem. k/a 120 Hudson Ave., Roosevelt, NY. Said property located on the westerly side of Picture Lane, distant 87.33 ft. southerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the westerly side of Picture Lane with the southerly side of Tip Top Lane, measured along the westerly side of Picture Lane on the arc of a curve bearing to the left having a radius of 606.17 ft. and from said point of beginning continuing along the westerly side of Picture Lane, along the arc of the same curve a distance of 21.37 ft., being a plot 38.63 ft. x 100 ft.' x 60 ft. x 100.38 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $122,704.75 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. ALAN MODISH, Referee. WEINREB & WEINREB, Attys. for Pltf., 475 Sunrise Hwy.. West Babylon. NY. - #47751 FL#197P4x4/l8. 25. 5/2. 9 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU HOMESIDE LENDING, INC, Plaintiff, Against ALEXANDER DOLZONEK, et al. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 2/7/2002 I. the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse. 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY on 5/17/2002 at 10:00 AM premises known as 65 Gordon Place, Freeport, NY 11520 ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the (continued on next page)

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buildings and improvements thereon erected. situate, lying and. being in the Town of Hempstead. County of Nassau and State of New York Section 62 Block 29 Lot 7 & 8 Approximate amount of lien Sl65.755.61 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 00/013588 THOMAS MASON. Esq., Referee. Shapiro and DiCaro 700 Cornerstone Centre, 2300 Buffalo Rd.. Rochester, NY 14624 Dated; 4/2/2002 File #: 00-37226r jvr FL #198 4x4/18. 25. 5/2.9 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff against MARIO ZOROVIC, BIANCA M. ZOROVIC. et al Defendant(s). Index No. 9926094. Pursuant to a Resettled Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on 7/24/2001, I. the undersigned Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road. Mineola. N.Y. on the 23rd day of May, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. of that day. the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: Said premises situate in the Town of Hempstead and County of Nassau, and State of New York, commonly being known as and by street address 29 Howard Place, Oceanside, N.Y. 11572. Tax account number: Section: 38 Block: 341 Lot: 123. Approximate amount of Judgment $175.417.13 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 9926094. Jeffrey Stadler, Esq., Referee. Gullace & Weld LLP, Attorney(s) for Plaintiff, 500 First Federal Plaza, Rochester. N.Y. 14614. (716) 5461980 Fl a l 9 0 4 v 4 / 1 f l OF, fi/9 O

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff against SANDRA SCRETCHEN A/K/A SANDRA J. SCRETCHEN, Defendant(s). Index No. 003637/00. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sate entered on November 2, 2000. I the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road. Mineola, N.Y. on the 23rd day of May, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. of that day, the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold and therein described as follows: Said premises situate in the Town of Hempstead and County of Nassau, and State of New York, commonly known as 44 Queens Street, Freeport, N.Y. 11520. Tax account number: Section: 55 Block: 404 Lot: 178. Approximate amount of lien $160,459.54 plus interest and costs.

Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 003637/00. Gail A. Rerisi, Esq.. Referee. Gullace & Weld LLP. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff. 500 First Federal Plaza, Rochester, N.Y. 14614, (585)546-1980 FL #200 4x4/18. 25. 5/2. 9

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU BERKELEY FEDERAL BANK AND TRUST, F$B N/K/A' OCWEN FEDERAL BANK, FSB, 'Plaintiff against JAMES BROWN and ANN BROWN, JESSE BROWN, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on August 21. 2000.1, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, N.Y. on the 23rd day o f ' May, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. premises Beginning at a point on the southerly side of Randall Avenue distant 170 feet westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of Randall Avenue with the westerly side of Bayview Avenue; being a plot 100 feet by 70 feet by 100 feet by 70 feet. Said premises known as 341 Randall Avenue. Freeport, N.Y. 11520, (Section: 54, Block: 66, Lot; 128). Approximate amount of lien $6,511.39 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 011900/99. Harry H. Kutner, Esq., Referee. DeRose & Surico, Attorney(s) for Plaintiff, 213-44 38th Avenue, B'ayside. N.Y. 11361 FL #201 4x 4/18. 25. 5/2. 9 NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU. Index No. 99-022283, .the Chase Manhattan Bank, as Trustee under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement, dated as of May 1. 1999 among Merrill Lynch Mortgage Investors, Inc. as depositor Litton Loan Servicing LP as servicer & the Trustee Series 1999-CB2, Plaintiff - against - Ramon Pena, et al. Defendants. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale signed herein on March 27, 2001, I. the undersigned, the Referee in said judgment named, will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Court House, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, New York 11501, County of NASSAU, State of New York, on May 20, 2002 at 1:00 P.M.. on that day, the premises directed by said judgment to be sold-and therein described as follows: Said premises being known as and by street address: 404 Babylon Turnpike. Freeport, New York 11530. Section: 55 Block: 353 Lot: 970, 971, 972. Said premises are sold in as is condition on the date of delivery of the Referee's De~ed subject .to any state of facts an accurate survey may show, zoning restrictions and any amendments thereto; covenants, restrictions, agreements, reservations and easements of. record; municipal departmental violations, emergency repair liens on the date of delivery of the Referee's Deed, and such other provisions as may be set forth in the complaint and judgment filed in this action. Dated: Syosset, New

York. March 20, 2002. Nancy Nugent Miklos. Esq. REFEREE, CARUS & MANNIELLO, P.C., Attprneys for Plaintiff, 115 Eileen Way, P.O. Box 9021. Syosset, New York 11791, (516) 364-4500, (718)463-8918 FL2024T4/18, 25, 5/2. 5/Z.9 NOTICE 3TIC OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. THE CIT GROUP/CONSUMER FINANCE. INC., Pltf. vs WILLIAM HENDERSON, et al, Defts. Index #019201/98. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated July 30, 1999. I will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse located at 262 Old Country Rd.. Mineola, NY on May 16, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. Premises known as 40 Porterfield Drive, Freeport, N.Y. Said property BEGINNING at a point on the northerly side of Porterfield Place, distant 466.7 feet westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Northerly side of Porterfield Place with the westerly side of South Long Beach Avenue; RUNNING THENCE westerly along the northerly side of Porterfield Place, 70 feet, THENCE northerly, at right angles to Porterfield Place, 145 feet to the northerly side of Porterfield Place, at the point or place of BEGINNING. Approx. amount of judgment is $208,398.92 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale JOHN SPELLMAN. Esq. Referee. KNUCKLES & KOMOSINSKI. Attys. For Pltf. 175 Main St., Suite 514, White Plains, N.Y. FL 203 4/18. 25.. 5/2. 9

voice opinions. SP-1027 - 365 West Sunrise Highway (a/k/a 7476 Centre Street) - Rose Fence Company. Application to install 35 feet of 8 foot high wood closed picket fence; 85 feet of 8 foot high chain link fence; 48 feet of 8 foot high PVC closed picket and 32 feet of 4 foot high PVC open picket fence. Sec. 054, Block 075. Lot 005. Business B. SP-1024 - 286 West Merrick Road - Tabernacle of Faith. Application to install 187 feet of 40 inch high pole and chain fence. Sec. 054, Block 092, Lot 516. Business AA. SP-1034 - 33 Guy'Lombardo Avenue - 33 Guy Lombardo Owners, Inc. Application for renovation of professional office building (exterior). Sec. 055. Block 21, Lots 006 & 007. Business B. SP-1035 - 68 East Sunrise Highway - Paul Conte Chevrolet, Inc. - Application to erect 6 foot chain link fence. Sec. 055, Block 536, Lot 425. Business B. SP-1036 - 96 Hampton Place - Ben's General Contracting Corp. Application to erect 33 ft. x 37 ft. one-family dwelling wjth 12 ft. x 23 ft. deck. Sec. 054, Block 319, Lot 238. Marine Industrial. BY ORDER OF THE PLANNING BOARD Anna Knoeller, Village Clerk FL2061T4/18

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COPY. NAME: FRESH BEGINNING CO. LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01 /22/02. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o A. Kasten, 3351 Park Avenue, Oceanside. New York 11572. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL 204 6T 4/18. 25. S/2. 9. 16. 23

Notice of Formation of ACORN PROPERTIES, LLC a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY on 3-25-2002. NY office location: NASSAU County.. Secy of State is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Secy of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to C/O THE LLC. 458 BABYLON TURNPIKE, FREEPORT, NY 11520. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. FL 205 6T 4/18, 25. 5/2, 9, 16. 23 SITE PLAN REVIEW BOARD MEETING April 25, 2002

NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a public hearing will be held before The site Plan Review Board on Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 8:00 P.M. in the Main Conference Room, 46 North Ocean Avenue, Freeport, New York, on the applications of cases as they appear on the calendar. INTERESTED PROPERTY OWNERS.and other persons should appear at the above time and place to have questions answered and to

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The Leader's RELIGIOUS CALENDAR FIRST CHURCH BALDWIN, UNITED METHODIST, 881 Merrick Rd, Baldwin, 223-1168, Rev. Richard E. Smeltzer; Worship Service & Sunday School 10 a.m.; Youth Fellowship Sunday, 6:30 p.m EBENEZER CHURCH OF SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 97 Broadway. Michael R. Bernard, Pastor; Saturdays, Church at Study, 9:15 a.m.; Morning Service, 11 a.m.; Youth Service, 4 p.m. 379-1054 DEAN STREET CHAPEL; -23 West Dean Street. Sundays, Breaking of Bread, 9:15 a.m.; Adult Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Family Bible Hour, Sunday School (pre-K through seniors), 11:15 a.m.; Wednesdays, Prayer Meeting, 8 p.m SOUTH NASSAU CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 3147 Eastern Parkway, Baldwin, 379-0720, David Dooley, Minister. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Adult Bible Study, 8 p.m., Youth Group, 8 p.m.. ST. PETER'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2332 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, 223-1951. The Rev. Edward G. Barnett, Pastor. The Service of Holy Communion, 10 a.m. ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH (ANGLICAN) - 2375 Harrison Avenue, Baldwin, 223-3731, The Rev. Dr. Charles G. Ackerson, Ph.D., Rector. Sunday: Holy Eucharist and Sermon 8 a.m., Church School 9:45 a.m., Sung Eucharist and Sermon, 10 a.m. Wednesday: Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BALDWIN, 717 St. Luke's Place and Twain Street. Rev. Mark Greiner, Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m. IGLESIA CENTRO BIBLICO DE FREEPORT - 50 North Main Street, 546-0473, C. Luis Vargas, Senior Pastor. Sunday services. TABERNACLE OF FAITH, 286 West Merrick Road, Freeport, Walter Gibson, Pastor. Sunday Services, 8 and 1130 a.m. and 8 p.ffi.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Friday night service, 8:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday Bible School, 7:30 p.m. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF FREEPORT, South Ocean Avenue and Smith Street. Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. Rev. Eddie J. lusino. BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH, 420 North Main Street. Reverend Dr. Harry J. White, II., Senior Pastor, Sunday Morning Worship Service .9:45 a.m., Holy Communion - Every 1st Sunday., Senior Program - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10 a.m., Radio Program - WTHE 1520 AM -.Thursday Morning - 11 a.m. BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER, 885 Seaman Avenue. Daily minyan, Monday and Thursday 6:25 a.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:35 a.m.; Friday services 8 p.m.; Saturday services 9 a.m. and 5:50 p.m.; Sunday services, 9 a.m. FREEPORT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 46 Pine Street, 378-0659. The Rev. St. Clair A. Samuel, Pastor. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. During church service nursery care and a toddler program are available along with Pre-K through 8th grade Sunday School classes. CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL, 91 North Bayview Avenue, 623-4200. Conservative, egalitarian congregation. Friday . services, 8 p.m.; Saturday services, 9:30 a.m. Weekday minyan followed by breakfast, 6:45 a.m. Sunday services, 9 a.m., followed by breakfast. Religious school, pre-K through high school. Adult education. SOUTH NASSAU UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION, 228 South Ocean Avenue. Sunday program, 10:30 a.m., Coffee Hour, 11:30 a.m. CHRIST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH/IGLESIA LUTERANA DE

CRISTO, North Grove Street and Randall Avenue. Pastor, The Rev. Dr. Gary E. Mills. Sundays - Gospel Service of Holy Communion, 9 a.m.; Spanish Mass of Holy Communion. 10 a.m.; Traditional Service of Holy Communion, 11 a.m.; Sunday School and Adult Bible Study. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. WORD OF LIFE MINISTRIES, 80 West Merrick Road. Full Gospcl-NonDenominational; Caspar Anaslasi, Pastor; Raymond Tripi and Tom Dimino, Assistant Pastors. Sunday morning Worship 8:30 .and 11 a.m.; Children's Church 11 a.m., and Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday evening Healing Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Kinship in private homes 7:30 p.m. Friday evening. Ministries and Intercessory Prayer 7:30 p.m. 546-3344. FREEPORT CHURCH OF GOD. 580 Babylon Turnpike. Reverend Linette Clark, Pastor. Sundays, Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Services 11:15 a.m.; Evening Youth Services 6 p.m.; Sunday Night Service 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Prayer Service 8 p.m. SALVATION ARMY, 66 Church Street, P.O. Box 725, Majors David and Janice MacLean, Corps Officers; Captain Ida Perez Youth Officer; Morning Worship I I a.m.; Afterglow Service 12 p.m.; Home League Ladies Group Thursday 11 a.m.; Bible Study Monday 11:30 a.m.; Midweek Service Wednesday, 12 p.m.; Senior Citizen Center, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Youth programs for kids 4-14 Scouting Programs Tuesday 4-6 p.m.; Supper Club Thursday 4-7 p.m.; Family Supper 5-5:30 p.m. Call (516) 378-4557. TRANSFIGURATION EPISCOPAL CHURCH - (ANGLICAN), South Long Beach Avenue and Pine Street. Tuesdays Holy Eucharist 8:45 a.m. Sundays, Holy Eucharist 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday School, noon. CHURCH OF OUR HOLY REDEEMER, 37 South Ocean Avenue. Weekday Masses Monday 7:30 p.m. (Spanish), 7:30 a.m., Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (Spanish); Friday 12:10 p.m. followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet; Saturday Morning Mass in the Church, 7:30 a.m. Saturday Evening (Sunday Vigil Masses) 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday Masses 7, 8:30, 10 (Family), 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish); Miraculous Medal Novena, Saturday following 7:30 a.m. Mass. Blessed Sacrament Chapel open 24 hours. / FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FREEPORT, Pine Street and South Long Beach Avenue. Sunday Worship - 10:45 a.m.; Sunday School for adults & children, 9:20 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer, 8 p.m.; 3798084. COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 301 Atlantic Avenue. Sundays, Sunday School for all ages, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Evening Praise and Prayer Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, Evening Bible Study in Spanish and English, 7:30 p.m. Second - and fourth Fridays, Youth Night in Church gym, 8 p.m. GREATER SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH, 129 East Merrick Road. Reverend Mallette, Sundays, Morning Service, 11 a.m.; Evening Service, 9 p.m. Thursdays, Prayer Meeting, 8 p.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. SOUTH BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER, 2959 Grand Avenue, Baldwin; Rabbi Robert Judd. Conservative. Twice daily minyan. Weekdays: Sunday 9:30 a.m.; Monday-Friday 6:50 a.m.; Sunday-Thursday 8 p.m.; Shabbat: 8 p.m.; Shabbat morning 9:30 a.m.; Sat. afternoon 10 minutes before sundown. Religious school; Adult education. Mens Club & Sisterhood. 2238688 TO CHANGE SERVICE HOURS OR MAKE CORRECTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE LEADER AT 378-3133.

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programs are educational and fun! Students of all ages can learn something worthwhile and have a world of fun taking any of the wide variety of prof grams offered by Nassau BOCES this summer. This year's offerings include flights, field trips and foraging for archeological finds. The high-flying fun begins with the third annual Nassau BOCES Summer Aviation Academy. The academy offers Q eighth and ninth graders a chance to fly the friendly skies over Long Island with our aviation experts. Pilot and engineerW ing skills are taught in the program, which will be held at the academy located at Republic Airport in Farmingdale from June 25-July 3. For details, call (631)694-0818. Then it's back to the ground for a series of Nassau BOCES-sponsored activities centering on history, science and the outdoors. The Nassau BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education Summer Programs introduce kids to the pleasures of campfire cooking, marine research ind canoe-paddling, and those are just a few of the adventures promised this year at the Brookville or Caumsett sites. For information, call 396-2264. Kids looking to dig even deeper into Long Island's past can sign up for the Archeology Summer Field School for grades 3-6 from June 27-July 3 at Blydenburgh Park in Smithtown. The children will visit historical sites, learn about native cooking, historic/prehistoric crafts and take rubbings from grave stones during this program cosponsored by Nassau BOCES and the Suffolk County Archeological Association. For more information, call 608-6443. Take to the stage at the Nassau BOCES Cultural Arts Center's Summer Arts Academy. Long Island's public high school for the performing and visual arts welcomes budding writers, dancers, singers, musicians, visual artists and actors entering grades 6-12 to the program. The Academy runs from July 1-26 and is held at the Cultural Arts Center in Syosset. For details, call 364-1177. Nassau BOCES also schedules a number of workshops for classroom teachers, who can go canoeing in Lloyd Harbor, try "team building" in the salt marsh, or experience summer marine biology. For information on these programs, call 3962264. For other teacher professional development programs ranging from Models Schools to Distance Learning (offered through the Nassau BOCES Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology) educators can call 6086606 for more details or to request a catalog of offerings. Adult education programs are also offered as-part of the Nassau BOCES summer programs. They range from Intro to Microsoft Word' and Intro to Computer Applications to Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, as well as health occupation programs, which feature such specialties as Hemodialysis Technician and Phlebotomy (blood drawing). Enrollment in these programs is limited and based on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 622-6950. Most summer programs for youngsters provide transportation from centralized locations in Nassau County, and the cost is included in the course fee. Deadline for applications is June I. Check out the Nassau BOCES web site at www.nassauboces.org for further details and the most up-to-date event information. oo

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Island In-Water Boat S&ow in The Long Island In-Water Boat Show will be taking the boating public by storm with the introduction of new and better boats for Long Island boaters. The boat show will be at Guy Lombardo Marina on April 25 through 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For the first time in years, new product lines are being introduced and even more, they are priced right. Economic downturns, for all the difficulties they entail, also present opportunities for a prelude to accelerated growth during ensuing recovery. This amounts to opportunity for the boating public to take full advantage of increasing quality at decreased prices. Last year alone, more than 83 million Americans participated in recreational boating and more than $17 billion was .spent at the retail level on pleasure boats. This has been made possible through new boat models by manufacturers including Regal, Bayliner, Sea Ray, Four Winns, Viking, Luhfs, etc. and all are taking maximum control over

the cost, quality and supply. There will also be brand new marine accessories. For example, Raytheon has introduced an amazing piece of technology that can work on all size boats and will save the consumer a lot of money. The variety of top-quality boat dealers

on display are focused on meeting (he needs of and providing unguarded value

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Father John DeRiso, a native of St. â&#x20AC;˘ Patrick's Church, Huntington, was ordained a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Cross on Saturday, April 6 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Notre Dame, Indiana. He returned to Long Island to celebrate Mass at St. Patrick's on Sunday, April 14 at 12:30 p.m. He is pictured here during the consecration (at far left) with Father Thomas Fusco (left), a faculty member at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, residing at St. Patrick's, and Father Steven Berbig (right), associate pastor at St. Patrick's. In the photo at left he gives Communion to his parents, Rudolph and Mary Jo DeRiso.


Trapplst develops vocation network Washington (CNS) - "We're closing the communication gap between candidates and vocation directors," Natalie Smith said. "We want to be the one-stop informational vocational service." Ms. Smith, a Third Order Trappist and former advertising executive who lives in 8 Coral Springs, Fla., has made it her mission Iâ&#x201E;˘ to develop a system utilizing the latest ÂŁ media and organizational strategies to better a> handle the vocational process. 1 She recently began compiling a central networking system that, in collaboration with a Website she developed last year called www.vocationsplacement.org, will "unbury" potential vocational candidates and connect them to both dioceses and the approximately 5,000 religious communities around the country. In a phone interview with Catholic News Service, Ms. Smith estimates her Vocations Placement Service has sent 600 people, mostly men but with growing numbers of women, on retreats to monasteries in the last three years.' Ms. Smith said the Website was designed so her placement service could reach as many people as possible, and the central networking system was a natural extension of it. As Ms. Smith connects interested candi-

dates to monasteries and abbeys, she gains access to growing numbers of both. "We're trying to grow at a controlled pace," she said. "We have to make sure there's balance between the candidates and communities. We take on a few candidates, then we add a community. We add a few of each at a time. "Right now, vocations are being handled like the banking system was around the (time of the) Depression," she said. "Every vocation office is handling vocations autonomously, in a vacuum. There's no way to handle or control the market. We're trying to be like the Federal Reserve of the banking industry, a central organization that can monitor, get a grip on and control the vocations market." She said Vocations Placement Service is connected to some of the biggest vocations organizations in the country, including the Institute on Religious Life and the Catholic Campus Ministry Association. Brother Gerlac O'Loughlin, of Gethsemani Abbey in Trappist, Ky, said that he "turned (his) nose up the first time" Ms. Smith approached him. "That was about a year ago," Brother Gerlac said. Since then, Ms. Smith has connected him to over 100 vocational candidates.

Meet one of the richest men in the world i Brother Raymond Keane, O.H. Brother Raymond Keane, of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, has made service to others his life's work. Whether he's managing thrift shops for the poor... establishing a community center for peace...or delivering second-hand furniture to a single mother and her children, he is alway available for those in need. To Brother Raymond, one of the most important gifts he can offer a person is acceptance and a feeling of self-worth. "Today, we must be sensitive to more than the financial hardships that limit a person, but the emotional poverty as well. I try to communicate that, as human beings, we are all valuable." A community of brothers sharing love, hope, and respect with those who need it most. For information contact:

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"These are mature and serious people coming on retreats," he said. "A good many of them come back for second and third retreats. "She does keep in touch with them afterwards," he said. "I tease them about her. But she's nice and accommodating, helpful and practical. She likes to make all the arrangements herself." Trappist Father Charles Cummings said he has received "around 60 people" he "wouldn't have had access to otherwise" at the Holy Trinity Abbey in Huntsville, Utah, thanks to Ms. Smith. "She knows how to direct inquirers to the most likely monastery," Father Cummings said of Ms. Smith. "She works with each of them individually and follows up on transportation, and again after the retreat. She generally stays with them until they've discerned. "I've been quite pleased with Vocation Placement Services," he said. Ms. Smith, however, is quick to point out that many religious communities and dioceses still aren't connected. And she added that the networking program is "just short of a miracle. It's like the multiplication of the fishes and loaves we've produced hundreds of candidates on a shoestring budget."

The placement service is funded through "suggested donations" Ms. Smith asks the participating organizations to contribute. "By paying us," Ms. Smith said, "they're definitely helping themselves." She envisions a vocational co-op of sorts, noting, "if every one of them pitched in a bit a month we could be on during the Super Bowl." "Hopefully, eventually we'll be able to advertise nationally and do image building commercials, like the Army does," she said. "We want to enhance and tell the truth about the value of religious vocations. "In my mind, we have to use whatever means are available for God's glorification," she said. "Marketing is being misused - to promote sin, lust and greed. God invented the media for his glory. But right now, the media are ruling and reigning over us, and there's a suppression of vocations." She was quick to point out, though, that she does not see any shortage in potential vocations. "There are as many as there ever were," she said. "People just don't know what's available. We want to make it so every man, woman and child knows they have the option."


Brothers look for ways to halt shrinking number of vocations Wilmington, Del. (CNS) - When the superintendent of Catholic schools in the Wilmington Diocese visits classrooms, he often asks, "Who knows what a (religious) brother is?" "One hand in a classroom might go up," Xaverian Brother James Malone told The Dialog, Wilmington's diocesan newspaper. 'TSTobody knows about us. We haven't done a good job of marketing ourselves." Therein lie the challenges for brothers in the 21st century: how to raise their profile, make known their worldwide contributions to the Church, and recruit new members to bolster their dwindling numbers. The number of brothers in the United States has decreased 55 percent in the past 35 years - from 12,271 in 1965 to about 5,500 today, according to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University. (The center reports the number of sisters has fallen by the same percentage in that time span - to the current

level of 78,000 - though there were more sisters to begin with). Congregations of religious brothers say they find it difficult to recruit new members because, to some degree, they are competing with dioceses searching for future priests. Dioceses may have more resources as well as a built-in audience that the brothers lack - young men in the pews at Sunday Mass. For Xaverians, Brother Jim said, vocations today come in missionary areas like Africa, where brothers help their neighbors learn the faith and how to train for a variety of occupations. Brothers are badly needed in such underdeveloped areas, he added, but that leaves many Americans less familiar with these religious men and prone to see them only as greeting card figures, jolly fruitcake bakers with tonsures and long robes. (Continued on page 5)

15th Annual

NATIONAL ROSARY CONGRESS To be held at the beautiful National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary In Washington, New Jersey (Warren County) Monday, July 8 - Sunday, July 14,2002 (Children's Congress July 11-14) Theme: To Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary: The Message of Fatima ROSARY CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTS: Solemn Pontifical Masses ' Experience "Fatima in America" on July 12th Eucharistic Adoration and 13th with: 15 Decades of the Rosary , Eucharistic Procession daily Rosary & Candlelight Chaplet of Divine Mercy procession Evening seminars & Fatima Hymns workshops Pig-roast —55th birthday > Special activities for party for the Blue the kids (July 11-14) Army on July 13th (ticket required) Time for private prayer

FEATURING DISTINGUISHED MARIAN SPEAKERS: t Bishop James S. Sullivan t Bishop Thomas J. Welsh t Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. t Dr. Mark Miravalle t Msgr. Leonard Pivonka t Fr. Barry Bossa, SAC. t Fr. Robert J. Fox t Fr. Anthony M. Dandry f Fr. Harry E. McCreedy t Fr. Ladis J. Cizik

The Rosary Congress is designed for those looking for answers In a spiritually complex world and who want to understand the full importance of the Fatima Message.

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Call for list of Special Events Dana Sunday July 21, 2002 23rd Annual Padre Pio Day Saturday August 24, 2002

The Franciscan Province of the Holy Name of Jesus sharing in the Joy of Christ that moved St. Francis and his brothers for over 800 years, serves the people of God from Boston to Florida. Focusing on the priorities of Fraternity, Partnership and Justice, as Franciscans we seek to serve the poor in. collaboration with our lay brothers and sisters. Our fraternities minister in Parishes, Urban Centers, Soup Kitchens, Retreat Ministry as well as on the campuses of Siena College and St. Bonaventure University. With a foundation in the Foreign Missions, our brothers also serve in more than 10 countries. Come visit us at St. Francis of Assisi Church on West 31st Street, (Between 6th and 7th). If you would like more information on becoming a Franciscan Brother or Priest as we continue to serve the Church and the world, please contact: Fr. Francis J. Di Spigno, OFM • Br. Richard McFeely, OFM The Franciscan Vocation Office 135 West 31st Street • New York, N.Y. 10001 Phone; (212) 629-5868 • E-Mail: vocations@hnp.org

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Brothers (Continued from page 3) Brothers want to change the image many have of them and let people know that their vocation is rewarding and has a flexibility of ministry rarely found in the priesthood. So why does a man choose to become a brother instead of a priest? As a Capuchin, Brother Kevin O'Loughlin has the option of becoming a priest, but he has had no desire to do so in Ms 20 years with the congregation, he said. "As a young kid I attended Franciscan schools and parishes. I knew I was called to Franciscan religious life. I always wanted to work with the sick," and devoting his whole life to that ministry, he said, would be difficult as a priest. Today, Brother Kevin runs House of Joseph II, a diocesan Ministry of Caring residence for people with HIV and AIDS. Father Richard DeLillio, director of development for the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales in Wilmington and a former vocations director, said that in general, men who become brothers want a religious life defined by the three basic vows - poverty, chastity and obedience - and by a nonsacramental ministry of prayer, service and community life. In most cases they do not want the time-consuming and demanding aspects of parish administration that might distract from their calling, he said. Brothers are men who take vows but, unlike priests and deacons, are not ordained and are not preparing for the priesthood. As part of their ministry, many brothers say their life in community and with those they

serve parallels that of the early Christians and stands as an example of community in the isolation of modern society. The issue of attracting more mew to %'• religious vocation was addressed at an assembly in Baltimore in August 2001. In his address Marianist Brother Stephen Glodek, immediate past president of the

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Conference of Major Superiors of Men, said, "We must bring the message of Jesus and the goodness of our communities* to where the people are." Those in religious life, he said, must ask themselves, "What does our experience of God and God's word tell us that (we) should be doing? And are we willing to do it?"

SAINT FRANCIS FRANCISCAN CONTEMPLATIVES Making Jesus Christ present by Contemplative Prayer, Eucharistic Adoration and simple neighborly sharing with the poorest of the poor among whom we live in the inner city ghettos, favelas or " barrios of the world.

Li-H-le listers of the Poor invite young, single Catholic women (between the ages of14 and 35) to join us for these events:

World Youth Day Weekend July 25 - 28, 2002 These days will be full, wilh all the elements of the WYD experience: Prayer &- Praise - Catecheses &- Sacraments - Food &Fun - .Service &• Community - all while following the key moments of World Youth Day in Toronto by telecast.

Au+umn Private Retreats - Sep-rember-Oc-rober You cgn arrange k> come on your own for a quiet weekend of prayer and reflection. Our North American novitiate was established in Brooklyn in 1899, then in Queens Village in 1902 Nearly 1,400 young women have made their first vows here and

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Father John Serrano Father John Serrano was ordained August 9, 1942, in Spain and came to the United States to study at The Catholic University of America from 1950 to 1953. He ministered in the Phillipines and other parts of the United States before finally settling in as a parish priest on Long Island. Father Serrano served as an associate pastor at six parishes from 1961 until his retirement in 1985. They were: St. Anne's, Brentwood (1961-64); St. John the Baptist, Wading River (1964-65); Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Centereach (196568); St. Ignatius Martyr, Long Beach (196870); St. Frances de Chantal, Wantagh (1970-74); and St. Joseph's, Ronkonkoma (1974-85). Father Serrano was incardinated into the diocese in 1967 and since his retirement has lived at St. Pius X Residence, Unioridale. Father Robert Kuznik, associate pastor at St. Christopher's Church, Baldwin, met Father Serrano at St. Patrick's, Smithtown, six years ago during his pastoral year. Father Serrano was already retired at that point, but that didn't stop the Spaniard from talking freely to the seminarian. "He teases people," Father Kuznik said. Father Kuznik enjoyed the company of the now-87-year-old priest so much that he continues to visit Father Serrano on a regular basis. "I take him to Sayville for lunch," said Father Kuznik. While in the car, Father Serrano chants Latin music. "I see a person similar to myself," Father Kuznik, a native of Poland. "I don't have family here either. The people are my extended family."

Father Ronald Barry After his ordination to the priesthood in 1952, Father Ronald Barry served at St.

Ten priests from the Diocese of Rockville Centre celebrate their 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood this year; one, Father John Serrano, marks 60 years of service as a priest on August 9 of this year. Three priests ordained in 1977 are celebrating their silver jubilees. ,

Raphael's Church, East Meadow. From wonderful. The Eucharist is truly the center 1960 to 1968, Father Barry was on the fac- of Church life there." ulty at St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary, Uniondale. With a master's degree in reliMsgr. William Costello gious education and pastoral counseling, Father Barry also served as the prep semiMsgr. William Costello served as an nary's spiritual director (1964-68), before associate pastor at St. Joseph's, Garden City becoming an associate pastor at Our Lady (1952-58); St. Mary's, Manhasset (1958of Grace, West Babylon (1968-70). 64); and St. Catherine of Sienna, Franklin Father Barry was the founding pastor of Square (1964-71, including as administrator Good Shepherd Church, Holbrook, when it in 1968). Msgr. Costello was pastor at Cure opened in 1970. "It was an adventure," he of Ars, Merrick (1971-78); St.. Thomas the said. "We started having Sunday Masses in Apostle, West Hempstead (1978-90); Our a tent" while the church was being con- Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Point structed. Lookout (1990-95); and St. Catherine of Father Barry also served as pastor of St. Sienna (1995-98). Rose of Lima (1975-95), retiring in 1995. Msgr. Costello has also served as-tempoFor health reasons, he moved to Arizona rary administrator at Maria Regina, Seaford, shortly afterward. "I used to get bouts of and St. Anne's, Garden City, where he now bronchitis all the time because of the lives in retirement. humidity," he said. Out in Arizona, Father He has served the diocese as an area Barry loves to golf, in addition to reading dean, a moderator of the Bishop's Annual and helping with the teen program at the Appeal, a member of both the Board of local parish. Consultors and the Priests' Assignment He has been playing golf for 60 years Board, and a board member for Little and once won the Brook-Rock priest tour- Flower, Wading River. nament in the 1970s. "I got a hot putter "I love celebrating the sacraments," said going that day," he joked. Msgr. Costello, who has shared the joy of A game of golf or gin rummy was not many families at weddings and First Holy uncommon for Father Barry and his priest Communions. Celebrating the sacraments, friends, Father Charles Swiger, Father even during daily Mass, he says, is an inner Edward Muhs, or Father Henry Palmer. joy that never goes sour. "I enjoyed all facets of parish life," he Msgr. Costello enjoyed his first parish said. "I found the people at St. Rose to be assignment at St. Joseph's most of all. He

Msgr. George P. Graham was involved in youth ministry and the CYO programs, and loved being involved in parish life and "being a part of people's lives. It was my first stop," he said, "and it was a very good stop." Msgr. Costello made a trip to the Holy Land and Rome two years ago and is enjoying the "lack of administration" now that he is retired. Playing golf has helped maintain many priest friendships, he said, no matter how good or bad a player is. Msgr. Costello will celebrate his 50th anniversary Mass at St. Anne's, Garden City, on June 9 at 11:45 a.m.

Msgr. George Graham Msgr. George Graham will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination with a noon Mass on June 2 at St. Bernard's Church, Levittown, where he resides in retirement. Msgr. Graham was pastor at St. Bernard's from 1981 to 2001. He served as associate pastor at St. Joseph's Church, Hewlett, after he was ordained hi 1952. Msgr. Graham then served the diocese as vice-chancellor from 1957-64, "a great experience," he said. He went to The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he received his J.C.D. in Canon Law. During the next 14 years, Msgr. Graham worked in the diocesan tribunal as vice-officialis (1967-71) and officialis (1971-81), before moving to St. Bernard's. "Probably my happiest times were at St. Bernard's," said Msgr. Graham, who served as the parish's director of religious education. Msgr. Graham said that he always knew the priests in his parish when he was growing up and he wanted to be a part of that brotherly community. "I loved to teach, even as a kid," he said. "I liked the Christian Brothers (who taught him), but. the one" (Continued on page 7)


Jubilarians

.Father Martin J. Hall

Father John P. Henry

Father Robert J. Kayser

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Guild for the Blind from 1957-63, and associate director of Catholic Charities from 1963-67. Both of Father Hall's parents were deaf, so he had used sign language for many years before becoming a priest. "Bishop (John) McGann hoped that every priest would donate 20 percent of his time with different groups," outside of the regular parish work, Father Hall said. He used to celebrate weekend Masses in sign language, offer sign language confessions and facilitate Pre-Cana programs for the deaf. "I always felt I would be using my sign language abilities," he said. Father Hall never served as pastor, because in his mind, "I knew I wasn't good at administration," he said. Father Hall said his mother went to daily Mass at 5:45 a.m.; unable to understand most of the spoken words at Mass, she said a decade of the rosary for the Pope, for priests, and for her family. The increased support and prayers of his faith-filled parents eventually encouraged Father Hall to become a priest. "In sixth grade, I told my mother I wanted to be a farmer. In seventh grade, I told her I wanted to be a fisherman, and in eighth grade I told her I wanted to be a priest," he said. Father Hall will celebrate his 50th anniversary Mass at St. Bernard's, Levittown on June 9 at noon.

on the Nassau County Youth Board in 1968 and the Suffolk County Youth Board in 1969. Father Henry last served in the diocese as pastor of Sacred Heart, Cutchogue (1972-1990). Father Henry is retired and lives in Florida.

thing they couldn't do was celebrate Mass." Msgr. Graham worked on the diocese's first Liturgical Commission from 1958 until 1968, making sure liturgies were executed according to the Church's rules. "Liturgies were always my pet project," he said. Msgr. Graham also served on the Long Island Interfaith Council and the Priests' Council of New York State, and continues to teach at the Institute of Religious Studies, Dunwoodie, N.Y. Msgr. Graham's brother is also a priest. Msgr. Thomas Graham, 10 years younger, is pastor of St. Pius X Rectory in Rosedale, Queens. The two brothers have dinner together almost every week and Msgr. Graham also finds time to frequently visit his sister, Ann Ward Gannon of Hicksville.

Father Martin Hall At one time, Father Martin Hall was working at St. Bernard's, Levittown, along with two of his fellow 50th anniversary Jubilarians, Father Pai and Msgr. Graham. All three were priests at the parish from 1988-94. It gave the three men a chance to talk about their experiences during their many years as priests, and Father Hall said that he vacationed one week every summer with Msgr. Graham, his classmate at the seminary. Father Hall served as associate pastor at Holy Child, Richmond Hill, Queens, 195253; St. Raphael's, Long Island City (195354); St. Thomas the Apostle, West Hempstead (1954-63); St. William the Abbot, Seaford (1967-1971); St. Peter the Apostle, Islip Terrace (1973-74); Notre Dame, New Hyde Park (1974-88), and St. Bernard's (1988-96). Father Hall also served as the director for the Apostolate to the Deaf and the Catholic

Father John Henry Father John Henry served as associate pastor at three parishes in the diocese: St. John the Evangelist, Riverhead (1952-59); Holy Family, Hicksville (1959-61); and St. Edward the Confessor, Syosset (1970-72). Father Henry also served the diocese as the assistant director of Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) from 1961 to 1962 and director of CYO from 1962 to 1970. He was

Father James C. Meade

navigator on a B-17 Flying Fortress, he was shot down hi 1943 and spent the rest of the war in a German prison camp. His Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal are on display at the American Air Power Museum in Farmingdale. Father Meade traveled back and forth between Africa and the United States for 20 Father Robert Kayser years. After contracting a bad case of malaria, he decided to become a local parish Father Robert Kayser, celebrating 50 priest and was incardinated into the diocese years of service to the priesthood, was asso- in 1977. Besides serving at Blessed ciate pastor of Our Lady of Miraculous" Sacrament, Father Meade also was associate Medal, Wyandanch (1952-59); Cure of Ars, pastor of SS. Cyril and Methodius, Deer Merrick (1959-62); Most Holy Trinity, East Park; Christ the King, Commack; Corpus Hampton (1962-65); St. Anthony's, Christi, Mineola; and Holy Name of Mary, Oceanside (1965-66); and St. Elizabeth's, Valley Stream. Melville (1990-96). Father Bruce Powers, pastor of St. From 1966-90, Father Kayser served as Elizabeth Church, Melville, worked with chaplain at Pilgrim State Hospital, Father Meade at SS. Cyril and Methodius Brentwood. Father Kayser, who served in from 1977 to 1978 and said he kept up his the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946, retired in friendship with the "bright, zealous priest" 1996 and now resides in Deer Park. until the recent years of Father Meade's illness. Father Powers remembers Father Father James Meade Meade speaking of the need for married clergy, especially in Africa, as early as He was a POW in World War II, a mis- 1980. He also formed communities of lay sionary in Africa and a parish priest on catechists in Africa and supported lay Long Island. As he celebrates the 50th involvement in the Church here in the anniversary of his ordination to the priest- United States. "He was definitely ahead of hood, Father James Meade is a resident of the times as far as his perception" of the Queen of Peace Nursing Home in Queens role of the lay person in the life of the Village, where he is an Alzheimer's patient.. Church, Father Powers said. Father Meade grew up in Bellerose, and Father Powers said Father Meade always joined the Diocese of Rockville Centre in solved The New York Times crossword puz1972 as an associate pastor at Blessed zles, both weekdays and weekends. He Sacrament Church, Valley Stream, after spoke fluent French and he also knew serving with the White Fathers (the Society African dialects. of Missionaries of Africa) since 1952. "He "He gave thoughtful homilies," said talked about (the priesthood) for a while in Father Powers. "He loved to interact with high school," said Jane Maloney, Father the people and at the same time he was able Meade's younger sister, "and always Africa to laugh at himself. too," she added. "It was a sad thing to see him develop He finally decided on the priesthood after his experiences in World War II. A (Continued on page 8)


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Msgr. Eugene F. Murphy

Father Simon Pai

Father Raymond E. Tortora

St. Paul the Apostle, Brookville (1975). He also served as chaplain at Holly Patterson Home, Uniondale (1975-76) and Nassau Hospital (now Winthrop) from 1976 until 2001. Msgr. Murphy said he has a "certain talent" for hospital ministry and enjoys it .very much. Msgr. Murphy has owned a house in Southold for the past 30 years and whenever he is available, he has offered his services to the priests at St. Patrick's Church there, including Father Martin Osborne and the current pastor, Father George Michell. Now that he is in retirement, Msgr. Murphy said he has had time to read and associate with his friends including Father William T. Murphy, who is retired in Franklin Square, and many priests in Queens and Brooklyn. Msgr. Murphy will celebrate his 50th anniversary Mass at Corpus Christi Church, Mineola, where he resides, on May 26 at 11:30 a.m.

Father Pai continues to play tennis every Wednesday with Chinese priests serving the Diocese of Brooklyn. Father Pai, a chaplain for the local Knights of Columbus and the police and fire departments, said he enjoyed working with the people most of all, especially the youth of the parishes. Father Pai said his motto as a priest has been: "Anyone who wants to be my friend, I am your friend." Father Pai will celebrate 50 years of dedication to the priesthood with an anniversary Mass on July 7 at St. Pius X Residence, Uniondale.

Father Simon Pai Father William T. Slater Alzheimer's disease," said Father Powers. Msgr. Eugene Murphy Msgr. Eugene Murphy has served as associate pastor at six different parishes: St. Francis de Sales, Patchogue (1952-53); Mary Immaculate, Bellport (1953-54); Blessed Sacrament, Valley Stream (195462); St. Martin of Tours, Amityville (196268); St. Elizabeth, Melville (1968-70); and St. Pius X, Plainview (1970-71). Msgr. Murphy then served as director of chaplains for the Hospital Apostolate from 1971 to 1987. During this time, Msgr. Murphy also served as administrator of St. Joachim, Cedarhurst (1974) and pastor of

Father Simon Pai was ordained a priest on July 6, 1952 in Hong Kong, China, and served as administrator and pastor at several parishes in Taiwan until 1966. Father Pai then went to study Canon Law hi Rome and later came to the United States. Bishop Walter Kellenberg asked Father Pai to stay here on Long Island. He served as associate pastor at St. Raphael's, East Meadow (1969-70); Our Lady of Peace, Lynbrook (1970-86, with a short stint as administrator in 1979); and St. Bernard's, Levittown (1986-94). Father Pai, who is now retired in Lynbrook and helps out at many parishes, was incardinated to the diocese in 1975. There are 10 priests and Religious in his family, including an aunt and many cousins. They were "good examples for me," said Father Pai, whose nephew is also a priest.

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Father Raymond Tortora Father Raymond Tortora was an altar boy at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Brooklyn and was ordained a priest at the age of 25. He served as associate pastor of St. Rocco's Church, Glen Cove (1952-57), before being called to serve the diocesan tribunal. After seven years, he then served as diocesan vice-chancellor (1964-67) and chancellor (1967-70). "I learned that bishops are human," even though they are often behind a desk, he said. As chancellor, priests would often call Father Tortora for advice, something he found very satisfying. In 1970, Bishop Kellenberg sent Father Tortora out to Montauk to serve as pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux. "People are going to think I'm punishing you," he remembers Bishop Kellenberg telling him. "I thoroughly enjoyed my three years in Montauk," he said, calling them the best years of his life. "I knew Montauk," he said, including all the beaches and many of the people in the community. "It was a small congregation so there was a lot of interaction between myself and the parishioners." Father Tortora was then assigned as founding pastor of a new parish for the diocese, St. Mark's Church, Shoreham, serving

Father Peter I. Vaccari from 1973 to 1977. It was inspiring for him to see all the plans come to fruition in four years. "We probably underbuilt," he said, as the number of people normally packed the church building. Father Tortora has been living in Florida since 1977, serving part-time in many different parishes. "I have always tried to serve the people to the best of my abilities," -he said. "I've never really been disappointed as a priest."

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Jubilarians (Continued from page 8) Father Gabriel Miah was ordained a priest on July 10, 1977, in Ghana, West Africa. After serving there as an associate pastor for five years and a pastor for 12 years, Father Miah left in 1994 for Rome on sabbatical to further his studies. One year later, Father Miah headed to the United States to study at lona College, where he received a Master's degree in marriage and family counseling in 1998. During this time, Father Miah first began working at St. Francis Hospital â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Heart Center, Roslyn, as a priest chaplain, a ministry he continues. "I enjoy working as a chaplain because I am serving the people...

It's still a ministry," he added. "Whatever I am, I see myself as a priest." Father Miah said his family always had a strong Catholic background and in 1964, he answered the call to join the seminary. "It is a grace and I am thankful to God for the call to serve," he said. Father Miah said he goes home to Ghana for a short time almost every year. This year there will be a Jubilee Mass in Ghana sometime in July, but Father Miah will also celebrate his 25th anniversary here in the United States with a Mass at St. Mary's, Manhasset on June 29.

Father William Slater

Our Lady of Grace Church, West Babylon after his ordination in 1977. Father Slater served there until 1981, when he went to study at Union Theological Seminary. Father Slater served on the faculty at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington from 1986 to 1992. Father Slater then served six months as associate pastor at St. Margaret of Scotland, Selden, before. going to St. Joseph's, Hewlett as associate pastor (1992-96). Since then, he has been serving as associate pastor at Notre Dame Church, New Hyde Park, where he celebrated his 25th anniversary with a Mass on April 13.

Father Peter Vaccari Father Peter Vaccari is presently a professor at Immaculate Conception Seminary (ICS), Huntington, where he specializes in teaching Church history. Father Vaccari, ordained a priest in the Diocese of ar Brooklyn, previously served at St. Aloysius, Ridgewood (1977-1980); St. Brendan's, Brooklyn (1980-83); and St. Dominic's, Brooklyn (1983-86). Before Father Vaccari came to ICS in 1988, he received a Doctorate of Theology from Gregorian University in Rome. Father Vaccari was also a chaplain for the U.S. Air Force Reserves from 1985-90.

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I Having given more than 500 vocation talks these past six years at parishes, schools, gatherings of young people and other Church-related events, I often simply said, "I love being a priest." That statement remains as trucks ever. ThoseWus who are priests are grateful to God for the giWe of our vocation and thankful to all those irhour families, schoWs and parishsj«h0'= have encouraged and nurtured our priestlyVpcatipas Parishioners whom we servers parish priesmeach us what it means to be a priest and provmeimportanrenWiragejseq,t Sficf support. So often, priests learn fromjfee exampr parishioners in terms of prayerfulnes^, acts qf^cliarity, and fidelity. I love being^rparish p ""• ancK ~ T — •gratel nu challenges for the parish There are tremendous priest these days. With all tMfehas been happenii, ' our world „ • past year, particularly -- -i--i~^-->^ this since -Agmber 11,people h\v^ eeper | been searching for so much. People sB le seek healing understandin^f^iUjd^smysterious ways, ! faith. Parish priests have and often look for rnatpaiiag/ Altheir - - : 'such unique opportunities f parish-priests have gathered and led hundreds of people together in prayer. So many Catholics and pepple of other faiths found some ==eonstrimtion^nd=direetijbn in the sad aftermath of September 11 from parish priests. | it At other times, parish priests are invited to minister very personally to people in toiomgnts of private sorrowrsadness, or confusion. To comjprtHhe young child who recently lost a parent leads^heTpriest to Vsk for tSod's grace in terms of helpful words. To assist a recently^separated^spouse helrMfnderstand how a difficult relationship\night'6eJiealed leaus the priest to trust in his pastoral tramin^Apansa^nQStJs reminded on1 a -^theHssfy daily basis how import-am it is ^hat he Spirit will give hinfuie words and direct lihai in hi/effortsj What is required of the parish priesJgjs that hea^s/ays be oiben to God's grace. Among the greatest joys sacraments. To pray the Eucliarist each day/wlrh>4iie fai$-filled daily Mass goers who apepart of every p privilege. To preach Jhe Gospel each Sun' message that people can bring home ana find helpful for tljieir daily lives requires prayer, honest reflection and careful preparation for the parish priest. To offer absolution io a person

who is returning to the Church after many, many years is a powerful gift of healing and compassion that is entrusted to the priest at his/ordination. Nowadays, much is expected of a priest. Preach a good homily atJMass, visit th£ sick at home or m^he hospital, attend arn^e!ing=Qnoarish finance, be available^for pastoral counseling; celebi^te Reconciliatioiyand stop by for a religious ==e4ucati0n class or JShool visit all might be on a priest's calendarTfeK^single dayXtis a^exciting life, often filled with surprises and ™fouptions?Hffld through it all, a priest finds time to pray the dah%pravers of a priest and ajjend to other personal tasks. A priesp^ows he\can only^feea good priest with God's^grace Thd challengeXihat face a^ori€st afe sometimes difficult. As parishes grow/uie needsofwu: peopleWultiply and the, tasks for priests increase.A*s€rious problem i fewer priests in^w parishes. Veryf^uAately7more and more men aiidjivjgmenjire^^ as they live their baptismal call to serve others in ChHst's name. Still, there afe ministries that only priests can provide and at times, the demands are many and the time is limiteo^jJkik^itiesisj^^ have to make difficult choices because nb| every request can be met. -if I Recentstoriesjjf-sexual abme and misconduct have placed weakness in the^riesthood and Jfae sinspfiindividuals in the public's eye. This experience o/the past several=weeks has uncovered mu^sh pain ana1iur|/Againypriests must be part of the healiW process and rene^y^Priests need to be yery attentive tarenewing a spMt of truslN^here it has been diminished^Effectivepriestly minfttryrequires trust. As much asWej,#all orusm^me Church need-to encourage vocations to t^^esthoocL^^nultaneous with the renewal of trust ahdJfee'^rrectionQfpast mistakes is the nurturing and encouragement ofJhoSe who feel called and invited to explore priesthood. God^^sHll calling men tb^he priesthood of Jesus Christ;=aaWihe ChurchVemains steadfasr^n its duty to receive those priestly vocations\hat grace us at this^time. In our prayers for our parish priests andVi our efforts to strengthen priestly ministry, each of us is required to help those invited to this important vocation in the Church.

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Return to: Vocation Office, 50 North Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570,516-678-5800 ext. 586, vocations@drvc.org


2002-4-18  
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