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THE FREEPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT was called to the corners of South Mam Street and Atlantic Avenue on March 15 for a report of a large volume of black smoke coming from behind a building. When Freeport's Bravest arrived, they foun'd a 40 foot boat that was in the water on fire. With this boat fully involved in fire and burning out of control, Freeport's First Engine (Hose 1) used hand lines to put water on the fire to stop it from spreading to the dock. Under the directions of First Assistant Chief Jimmy Butler, the Coast Guard,, Nassau Police Marine Unit and Bay Constables were called to the scene. The Freeport Fire Department stayed on the scene until all the fire was put out. photo and caption by Bill Bennett,

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Village Board discusses realization, by Jim Golding Village trustees held a public hearing Monday for input on "the 29th Community Development Block Grant for 2003-04. Freeport's Community Development Office has received requests totaling nearly $786,000 from 30 local public service organizations. Ellen Kelley, director of community development, said the village expects to -receive about $940,000. About $141,000, or 15 percent of the amount, would be allocated for public service. The remainder would be allocated for commercial rehabilitation ($224,000), single-family homes rehabilitation ($175,000), administration ($180,000), public facilities and improvements ($75,000), acquisition of real property ($50,000), sidewalk improvement on Guy LomBardo Avenue ($50,000), tree removal ($30,000), bus shelters ($10,000) and planning ($5,000). An additional $310,000 would be requested .for commercial rehabilitation ($460,000), downtown streets, trees and parking ($100,000) and North Main Street Streetscape improvements ($50,000). Ms. Kelly said improvements to North Main Street "must be done in conjunction with Nassau County" since it is a county road. She added that "all of North Main is a target area for commercial rehabilitation." Resident Curtis Harris asked 'if the village had specific development plans for Northeast Freeport under the grant. • Mayor William F. Glacken added' that the Community Development Corporation of Long Island has plans "to rehabilitate single-family houses in the northeast part of the village and may spend up to $1 million." In other public comments, Roberto Harris, first vice president of Stearns Park Civic Association, asked that an additional amount of funds be requested above the cap of $940,000 for neighborhood improvement proj-

ects. Kenneth Bagatelle noted that funds are set aside for •bus shelters each year, but none have been built yet. Mayor Glacken said sidewalk improvements must be completed before shelters are constructed. "We're not quite there yet," he said. "They will be done at the appropriate time." . The village has earmarked about $30,000 for the shelters, at a cost of about $2,000 each. Three existing bus shelters would be upgraded. Trustees also heard an appeal from Little League board member and coach Clyde Hawley for grant funding. Trustees will meet over the next several weeks to decide which organizations would get funding and the amounts they would receive. The list would then be submitted to Nassau County in May, which would then forward the entire county CDBG grant requests to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Regular agenda Board members took the following actions on a light agenda at their regular meeting. • Accepted a proposal from Lucchesi Engineering of West Babylon for the 2004 road improvement project surveying and drafting for $59,850. • a federal $50,000 Police Department Division of Criminal Justice Services Grant for the Freeport Police Department. • Named William A. Seward to the Zoning Board to fill the unexpired term of Robert Cardinale Jr., .which expires April 5. • Accepted a $7,903 offer from Allstate Insurance Co. for a $10,000 claim against Adrian A. Adams for damage to a light pole. Trustees adjourned to executive session to discuss six personnel issues and a lawsuit.

As Freeport Electric prepares to approve bids for its new natural gas generation project at Power Plant 2, they are seeking an extension of a DEC permit to run its diesel generators in .case of emergency. The DEC issued a renewal permit "a couple of weeks ago," said Freeport Electric Superintendent Hub Bianco, which is set to expire on November 30. Although angry area residents, mostly from across the Meadowbrook in Merrick, have criticized this request as an act of bad faith, Mr. Bianco assured The Leader that "Freeport will shut down the diesels once the LM6000 is up and operating... We have abided by all agreements with the DEC." Mr. Bianco expressed that it was imperative that he be* able to provide service in an emergency, as the diesels do now. They are only permitted to run in an emergency, or when ordered to do so by the state authority in a time of very high energy demand. In turn, the village has a deal with LIPA to provide Freeport Electric with wholesale power to avoid the need to run their plant. Maintaining self-sufficient capacity is also mandated by the state Independent System Operator, and without the ability to use the diesels at all, Freeport Electric would face multi-million dollar fines. "The mayor and I have an obligation to serve our customers," said the superintendent, adding that such an emergency happened a few weeks ago,

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To The Leader: As sponsor of the law creating the NYS Telemarkcter "Do Not Cal" Registry, I wish to applaud the .federal government for following this state's lead and instituting a national "Do Not Cal" Registry to further protect con•rt "O sumers. </} uWith fines of up to $5,000 per viola^ lion, I the NYS "Do Not Call" registry has been recognized as one of the W nation's toughest consumer protection Q laws. In just'lwo years, it has become the

nation's largest "Do Not Call" Registry with over 1.8 million registered consumers and over $570,000 collected from lelemarketer companies that have violated the law. •. New York State's success has undoubtedly convinced-the federal government to institute this consumer protection service nationwide. A national "Do Not Call" registry will give New York Slate registered consumers an additional layer of protection from polcntial telemarkeler fraud which the FBI estimates to cost consumers and the elderly over $40 billion each year

w polio© A Hempstead man who works at the Sugar Hill Barber Shop on Main Street, Freeport, has been arrested and charged with Rape, Sodomy and Criminal Possession of-Slolen Properly. Detectives reporl that on March 22, at 3:45 a.m., it is alleged that Willie Jamison, 30, entered a 20-year-old woman's ear as she was slopped for a traffic light at Easl Cenlennial and Nassau Roads, Hempstead. The victim lold ihe defendant to get out, but ihe defendant insisted the victim drive him to the Freeporl LIRR station and then to drive him home. Unable to get the defendant out of her car, the victim continued to drive unlil the -defendant allegedly- shul off the car. When Ihe victim resisted the defendant's subsequent sexual advances, Mr. Jamison reportedly punched her in ihe face, choked her and sexually assaulted her. He then ordered the victim lo drive him to ihe Irain station, where he took her cell phone,, before exiling the vehicle. * *V • Police seek the aid of the public in apprehending a man in connection wilh a Freeport robbery on March. 21 at 8:23 p.m. Police report that as a 30-year-old woman was walking up the first floor stairway of her apartment building..She was approached by a man who grabbed her jacket wilh one hand and covered her mouth with the other. He dragged her down a few steps, injuring her back. He took her pockelbook and tied on foot, in an unknown direction.

The man is described as black, in his early 2Qs, six feet tall, with a thin buildHe was clean shaven and had shoulderlength black hair. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-T1PS. All callers will remain anon\moiis. . * 4 * A Freeport man has been arrested after accidentally shooting his girlfriend on March 18 at 3:10 p.m. Police report that Kelly Baldwin, Jr. of Easl Seaman Avenue,. Freeport was silling in a car with his girlfriend when he accidentally shot her once in the leg with a .380 semi-automatic handgun. He was charged with Assault and Criminal Possession of a Weapon. The bullet also struck the alleged assailanl in his finger. Both were treated at NUMC- for their injuries. * t *

Tyshawn Dennis, 29, of Roosevelt was arrested Sunday morning, March 23, shortly before 4:30 a.m. and charged with Attempted Robbery. According to police, he approached from behind a 19-year-old woman who was walking southbound on Guy Lombardo Avenue. He dragged her by her hair into a nearby parking lot. She slarled to scream and the assailant threatened her wilh harm if she continued. He wrestled her to the ground and punched and choked her. A passerby saw the assault and called police. Freeport Police responded 'and apprehended Mr. Dennis running northbound on Guy Lombardo Avenue.

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Gun owners vote To The Leader: I saw the results from The Leader about White and Mauersberger. Just to let you know, there was a concerted effort by Freeport's pistol licensees, approximately 650, to help reelect William While and Donald Mauersberger. Mr. White and Mr. Mauersberger have always been strong supporters of the

Freeport Police and the P.B.A. So, we range folks (a.k.a. 'range-crilters' and 'gun-critters') thought-that it would be a good, solid gesture. On a cross-index of the pistol licensees to the Nassau County .Voters' Registration List, we average 55% registered. That is way above the national norm. So, James Caracciolo really did not have a chance. At 55%, that would have been 357 votes, plus their spouses. "A 3% force taking back control, one seat at a lime. Alan Chwick

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Friday, March 28 •• Kid's Cafe, Friday evening supper'for local families in need, 5:15 p.m., ETS Youth Division, .87 Pine Street. • AA, 4:30 p.m., Brownies, 6:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. Saturday, March 29 • Intermediate Internet, 10 a.m., 500 Ways To Organize Your Child, 10 a.m., CR: Homework Express, 10 a.m., Recovery, 1:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Children's Literacy Program, 10 a.m., ETS Youth Division, 87 Pine Street. Sunday, March 30 • Concert: Cool Jazz, 2:30 p.m., CR: Parent/Child Workshop, 2:30 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Monday, March 31 • VITA For Seniors, 10 a.m., Retired Teachers, 10 a.m., Girl Scouts, 4 p.m., AA, 4:30 p.m., YA: SAT Preparation, 6:30 p.m., at Ihe Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Village Court in-session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 7 p.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • Bingo at Congregation Bnai-Israel, 7:45 p.m., 91 North Bayview Avenue. • Freeport Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m., Freeport Village. Tuesday, April 1 • Archbishop Molloy Council # 1974, Knights of. Columbus, Our Holy Redeemer Church basement. 7:30 p.m. • Roman Empire, 2 p.m., CR: Homework Express, 4 p.m., VITA For Everyone, 6 p.m., Juried Photography Reception, 7 p.m., Audubon Board, 7 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Traffic Safety Commission, 7:30 p.m., Village Hall. . Wednesday, April 2 • AARP, 9:30 a.m., Baby & Me, 10:15 a.m., AA, 4:30 p.m., Computer 2nd Grade, 6 p.m., What Am I Going To Do?, 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 Kiwanis Club, 7:30 p.m., Bedell-'s West Wind:

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Businesses seek lawsuit over Nassau smoking ban by Carl Gordon Seeking to "level the playing field," a group of Nassau County business people would like to delay the imposition of the smoking ban in public places that went into effect in Nassau County March 1. Owners of two diners and two bars around the local area, and the Garden City Hotel, have engaged attorney Arthur "Jerry" Kremer to represent them. He filed a suit in Federal-Court seeking an injunction against imposition of the law, which was denied. The group claims that the law is defective legally. Further arguments are- planned in" Federal Court before Judge Denis Hurley. Julie Marchesella, president of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce and treasurer of the Nassau. Council of Chambers of Commerce, has been circulating a petition to support the litigants. Comparing Nassau's new law with conditions in .New York City and Suffolk Counties, Ms. Marchesella explained that businessmen are complaining that customers who smoke are

patronizing establishments across the borders, whose smoking bans do not go into effect until 2006 in Suffolk and next month in the city. Additionally, business such as restaurants and bars, which invested in smoke-elimination equipment in 1995, when the first Nassau County law restricting smoking went into effect, would like to get a return^on ' what they had spent. Nevertheless, she emphasized, "the health issue is primary," but all of the communities should act at the same time. Legislator David Denenberg said he has heard "nothing substantive" regarding any form of reimbursement, such as a tax credit, for establishments which invested in smoke-free rooms. Implementation would be a problem, he said, as would be the process of proving who spent how much ' on what. Regarding the effect of the law, he is awaiting an impact statement after two or three months, because at the moment, the data are mixed. Speaking of her participation at a March 3 rally to uphold the ban, Gail

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Volk "of the Community Wellness Council recalls that Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Judy Jacobs would not allow any- amend.ments to the law to he introduced. "It passed - end of story," Mrs. Volk recalls hearing Mrs. Jacobs declare. Richard Bivone. president of the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce, while averring that his organization "supports the ban 100 percent," is critical of the .Legislature's methodology. Since the ban is not regional, he says the lawmakers should have done an impact study before enacting the legislation. "It's feel-good legislation," Mr. Bivone said. A contrary opinion was offered by Will Storer, speaking for the American Cancer Society. Of the new legislation.

said that "being ecstatic is an umlersuuement." The number of lives saved "will be .immeasurable." he said. Looking at the matter (win another perspective, he expressed satisfaction that hospitality workers, such as bartenders, waiters and waitresses, will he protected. "Those workers who want to quit. 70 to 80 percent of them, will he able to." he explained, since they will no longer be surrounded by smokers during their'work day. Barbara Jagnow. of Otto's Sea Grill on Woodcleft Avenue, considers the ban "an imposition on the customers," feeling that extending the law to the bar was going loo far. She in particular objects to the extension in Suffolk, saying that if it isn't done in Ihc whole (continued on page 17)

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Archer Street students use math skills to raise money Students at Archer Street School in Freeport put their math talents to work to raise over $1,270 for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital by participating in a schooUwide Math-A-Thon. Students gathered pledges from friends and relatives, who promised to donate anywhere from a penny to ten cents or more for every question they answered correctly. Daquan Semple, the grand-prize winner, collected $245.70 worth of pledges. Fellow classmates Christina Wills, Alexandra McLaughlin, Tyler Adams and Cassandra Rodriguez all raised $75 or more. Raising $35 or more were Asia

Johnson; Mrs. Anderson's class, Michael Chorprouta, Crystal Jackson, Rocio Morban, Tiffany Rodriquez, Brittany Grissom, Amanda Kornfeld and Ashley Carcamo. "We are very proud of our students for working so hard on the Math-A-Thon," said math teacher Linda Marine, who coordinated the event. "It gave them a special opportunity to demonstrate their math skills while making our community aware of the work St. Jude's does to help children with cancer and-other catastrophic diseases."

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On the home front "There is no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There is nothing good in war except its ending." These words on a T-shirt worn by war protestors this weekend are attributed to Abraham Lincoln, the Republican president in office during the American Civil War. Just as then, this country is divided on whether war should have begun, and feelings run especially high in New York, the city most widely expected to be attacked by terrorists because of the two prior attacks on the World Trade Center. Our community newspaper would be remiss in covering the home front if we did not report on these debates and demonstrations. Freedom of expression is, after all, not.just for the press. But, divided as the community may be, we are also united in many ways. Besides our common concern for our own security, we are praying hard for the safe return of the soldiers in Iraq who are our neighbors; family and friends. Our readers want to hear about local service people, and their families, as well as ways in which they can help by ordering safe CARE packages and by sending e-mails. The Red Cross stands ready to help in any evacauation plans resulting from any attacks here. The schools have prepared contingency plans and as a precaution have cancelled many field trips and extracurricular programs. Local religious groups, service organizations and Project Liberty, a counseling service, stand ready to help those affected by the stresses of the war. Perhaps, most important of all, in doing our part, is going about "business as usual," doing our jobs, supporting our families, getting an education, doing volunteer work, worshiping and yes, having fun, but always with a heightened awareness-of our love of country and our fellow human beings.' For this community newspaper, it means continuing to cover all the news in this community and to serve as a bulletin board and debate forum for our readers.

THESE ARCHER STREET SCHOOL STUDENTS are thrilled with the large donation they were able to make to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital by using their math skills - and they have the tee shirts to prove it.

FREEPORT'S CADETTE TROOP 2540 honored eight girls for earning their Silver Award, the second highest award in Girl Scouts. ' •

Stearns Park Civic Association meeting There will be a meeting of the Stearns Park Civic Association on Wednesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Recreation Center. The topic discussion, "Gang Presence in Our

Neighborhood," will be presented by officers o' the Freeport and Nassau County Police. Questions and answers will follow. AH Freeport residents are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.


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DAVE...One of Hollywood's more were just allowed to go line by line .entertaining movies was "Dave," which through the state budget, we could cut told of a presidential look-alike hired by out the waste and out-of-control'spendunderhanded aides. He was needed to ing that we are sure must be costing taxstand in for the actual president who sufpayers a fortune. On the flip side, we are fered a debilitating stroke under rather also confident that we could replace that compromising conditions. wasteful spending with funding for The movie shows this well-meaning more important and necessary programs. double eventually begin to assume the Actually, that is the job that our legispresidential role, caring about the people lators are being asked to do as they • who must be governed and. worrying respond to Governor George Pataki's about doing the right thing. proposed budget. For example, .at the One of the funniest moments in the Baldwin PTA Legislative Forum being movie is when Dave calls in his held this evening, state legislators will be asked to increase funding for educaaccountant friend, played by Charles Grodin, to help him cut waste in the tion. budget so there will be money to fund a Agencies, non-profit and for profit program to assist poor children. • groups that deal with a wide range of In a moment that produced laughter health and social services are also lobthroughout the theater, the accountant bying Albany for more money. In fact scans the federal budget only to propeople representing all sorts of special claim that such financial practices interests will be trying to have their porwould never be acceptable in real life. . tion of aid increased. As we hear about the problems assoMany years ago at one of the first PTA ciated with the 2003 state budget, we all legislative forums I ever attended, a repfeel a little bit like the Charles Grodin resentative of the Governor candidly character. Each of us is certain that if we explained the dilemma. "I would love,"

he said, "to be able to tell the people who attend all these meetings that the governor will give you more money. If I tell you (the educational community) we will give you more money, what do I tell the people across the street?" he said, referring to the elderly residents of the senior citizen center on Grand Avenue. Coupled with the problem of who should get what portion of the annual state budget is the pressure citizens also extend concerning tax increases. No one ever wants taxes to go up. Politicians must be ever m i n d f u l of how tax increases impact on their re-election plans and' so actual tax increases are something they try to avoid. Instead, we see shifts in responsibilties - each taxing group cutting one or another service and passing those responsibilies down to some other entity. Jn addition we see a steady process of raising-fees, a less obvious way of raising revenue, and technically speaking, a way for elected officials to declare that they haven't really raised taxes. Just as we saw in the movie "Dave,"

people shouldn't be allowed to recom- H mend funding if (hey cannot also figure out how it will be financed. In the a. movie. Ihe characters-cut out some prel- vty inane expenditures, which all loo regrelably probably have (heir counterparts in real governmental budgets. 10 The actual budget process is a compli- —I cated one. As citizens, we can help by letting our legislators know just what our priorities are. Along with (hat. how- H ever, we must make clear our commit- tn ment, il necessary, to tax ourselves to r en > relied those priorities. D What we cannot do is ask for increas- tn es in spending unless we are prepared to TO accept increases in (axes. And even if we are willing to make these commitments, we must realize that mosl politicians aren't. Too often they have been burned, only to find that come November, citizens have changed their minds aboul (lie (axes that they said were acceptable in April.

Nassau Comptroller speaks at Baldwin Chamber Weitzman presented an overview of the causes and solutions of Nassau County's financial problems at the March 18 Speaking with a rapid, attention-holdluncheon meeting of the Baldwin ing pace, Comptroller. Howard Chamber of Commerce. In office thirteen months as part of the Suozzi team, M r. W e i t z m a n spoke of inheriting a projected 2005 structural debt of $425 million because "the county spends more than it takes in on a recurring annual b a s i s . " BALDWIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE members heard a dol- . F i n i s h i n g lafs and sense presentation by Nassau County Comptroller this past year with a $40 million annual Howard Weitzman, who was introduced by President Doris surplus, he Duffy (right) and Chamber Director Ann Dictor. described the

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strategies being implemented to permanently ; bring expenses under control rather than relying on the "one-shots" (allegedly $300 million in 1999) he attributed to the previous Gulotta administration. A brief history of Nassau's financial problems included the issue of assessments which resulted in a huge number of tax refunds, primarily for commercial properties, that required expensive borrowing. He described the privatization of Nassau County Medical Center^

which has pul the county in (lie precarious position of guaranteeing (heir loans. "I am very nervous if they cannot pay their bonds." He spoke of the creation of NIFA. the Nassau Interim Finance Authority which has promised $100 million in aid to Ihe county over four years which will he paid back through guaranteed sales lax revenues. There is also an ongoing process of refinancing debts, possible (continued on page 16)

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develop investment, bonding and business strategies - all of which must be focused to implement and finance the district's educational goals. The administrator in this position orchestrates the financial blueprint that makes the district's educational mission possible. During that time, Dr. Chapman will also.continue his responsibilities for personnel, a role he assumed with the retirement, of Dr. Phyllis Almenoff in '1996. When Dr. Chapman-fully retires, the position of Assistant Superintendent for Personnel will be resumed, some responsibilities readjusted, and the position of Deputy Superintendent eliminated. . This plan reflects the most traditional of the four recommendations presented by outside consultants from the Association of Business Officials who' studied the district's . administrative organization, last fall and presented a report at the first budget workshop on March 5. According to Superintendent Kathy Weiss, this approach was selected as the least disruptive and will provide the easiest transition. Given the fiscal climate, ' the 2003-4 budget does not provide lor an assistant to the superintendent which

was also suggested to alleviate some of the superintendent's day to day responsibilities and allow her a more visionary leadership role. The board also discussed costs for high school graduation on-site and offsite." Last year, a sudden ' rain storm caused graduation to be moved inside under surprise conditions and many peo-, pie complained about family members not being able to see their children graduate. The high school site-based committee studied the question and according to

board member Mary Jo O'Hagan were surprised that the off-site options were limited; ffected scheduling and caused excessive logistical considerations. There seemed board consensus to .go with the on-site option, costing $1.400. rather than the $11.000 off-site option. The on-site plan would wire the cafete.ria and gymnasium for closed circuit coverage of a graduation in the auditorium in the case of inclement weather. Board member B.A. Schoen noted (continued on page 23)

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' Video course on Ancient Rome On Tuesdays at 2 p.m., April 1 , 1 5, 22 ' and 29, Bob Sweeney continues a video course on the history of Ancient Rome. The living legacy of Rome remains a fascinating presence around us, in our art, architecture, engineering, language, literature, law and religion. The April I session will focus on Rome and Hellenism, Governing the Republic; April 15 on The Pressures of Empire, Gracchi Brothers, Marius and .SuIIa; April 22 The Royal Rule of Sulla, Pompey and Crassus; April 29 on the First Triumverate, Pompey and Caesar.

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At its March 19 meeting, the Baldwin Public Library Board of Trustees finalized the 2003-4 budget it wil.l present to voters on Tuesday, May 20. According to Director Barbara Hopkins, the total budget will be $2,650,850 which is a $117,175 (4.26 percent) increase over last year. Most codes have been "shaved" including the code for the purchase of new books. In addition to fiscal economy, that decrease was influenced by the lack of space while the expansion is in process. ' . But the library, like school districts and other municipalities, has been impacted by .the large state-imposed increases for funding retirement funds. Presently the amount to be paid still has not been finalized by Comptroller Alan Hevesi, although it has been announced that perhaps only 4.5 percent of the total 11 percent increase will be expected this year. Health insurance for current employees has also increased by 12 percent and costs for a small number of eligible retirees has increased by 17 percent.' Ms. Hopkins noted that construction for the expansion is preceding nicely with gas and electric service in and the footings poured. It won't be long before the "skin of-the building" is in place. Another concern for local libraries, however, is cuts in fundin'g for the Nassau Library System which provides numerous services to member libraries and-which will see a state aid cut of $540,000. Ms. Hopkins noted that not only are various quality of life services being cut but "vital stuff as well.

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now through NIFA since NassauCounty's dire financial situation made it impossible for them to continue borrowing on their own. The .good news, according to Mr. Weil/man, is that prudent financial action has helped create this past year's surplus and has resulted in a higher bond rating for the county. "I expect 2003 to T3 be a solid year." Now, his office is con£ tinuing to run the county like a business 3 • and lo')k for ways to cut expenses. The county work force, through retire. ments and attrition, has been reduced W Q from 10,000 employees to 9,000, -with < another 500 in reductions anticipated. W -J Over $I(K) million is expected to' be W saved.. "Smart government inilatives" K are projected to save another $66 milH lion. As an example Mr. Weitzman spoke of 1,700 non-existent telephone lines for which the county was billed by Verizon. "We're suing to get that money back." "Every day we find more and more," he said, noting that his office instituted the first operations audit. "It's not enough to save nickels and dimes," he said. "Government has to learn to work more efficiently." To that end, he spoke of instituting the use of PCs and email, the cooperation of labor unions in providing training grants, and the enthusiasm of county 0 employees in signing up to take courses on their own time. But while efficiencies have gotten the county this far, he acknowledged that .labor concessions would be needed. Referring to media advertising by the police union, he said, "The question of a

police contract will be settled by five arbitrators in binding arbitration. They know that. It's out-of our hands." Salaries and benefits, particularly extremenly generous health care benefits, sometimes for employees with very little actual tenure within the county itself, must change, Mr. Weitzman noted. Also, "We can't afford our police force," he said, at least not as presently structured. Without criticizing the particular officer, he said that the highest amount of overtime paid to a police officer was that paid to the officer who kept track of police overtime. He spoke of the plan lo consolidate sewer and storm water authorities into one district and to refinance that debt. "It's strictly a financial change," lie said, and he described it as a win-win situation although present employees would be employed by this new single authority rather than by their many smaller districts. There would be.no increased costs for ratepayers. Mr. Weilzman enumerated costs that exceeded similar expenses in other counties such as those relating to the health and upkeep of jail inmates. Health care costs are two times -higher than those paid by Suffolk County and three limes those in Westchester and the cost of feeding inmates is similarly higher in Nassau County. The final piece in the financial accounting, he said; is that of taxes. The tax increase for January I, 2003, is $119 million which amounts to about.$200 a year per homeowner. Despite this obvious negative for residents, he promised, "We'll be back to being the number one

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rather than -having to hire "political .hacks." He explained the-county ?s dilemma regarding social services where he saidthai only'$25 million of that department's $1 billion budget is discretionary. The entire county budget is $2:5 billion. Speaking to Baldwin's small business owners, he also noted changes in the way the county will .do business. "We'll be business friendly. We are bidding everylhing." He said lhal in the past people were reluctant to do business with the county "because it took so long to be paid. The last I looked, the backlog of outstanding bills is only three days."

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Fuschillo announces tax deductions Effective this year, college tuition expenses are 75% deductible as a result of legislation sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th. Senate District). The legislation was enacted in 2001 and is being phased in over a four •year period. Beginning next year, college tuition expenses will be 100% deductible as the phasing-in process is

Businesses challenge Smoking Ban from page 3 region, "forget about it." As is the case •.vith many Woodcleft restaurants, Otto's has a outdoor bar, and Mrs. Jagnow is concerned about whether people outdoors will be effected by the ban as well. A spokesperson for the Nassau County Department of Health informed The Leader^that the outdoor eating and drinking would be included in the ban, since such places are part of the restaurant. . On Long Island, 20 percent of people "smoke, Mr. Storer added. He would like to see the number go down to 16-percent. "Tons of education" are aimed at teens in programs such as Freeport PRIDE, which seeks to make it "uncool" for teens to smoke. Unfortunately, tobacco companies have shifted their focus to college students, among whom advertising is legal. They should realize, he added, at a rate of a pack a day, they could save $ 1,680 a year by not smoking. Mark Treske contributed to this stoty.

completed. According to Senator Fuschillo, New York State is • the first state in the nation to make college tuition fully tax deductible (up to $10,000). According to Senator Fuschillo. in addition to the college tuition deductibles, the standard deduction for a married couple filing a joint tax return has also increased this year to $14,600. up $400 from a year ago. Taxpayers are also allowed a credit for the removal,.'

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high school. She successfully completed Sequential Math 1 and 2, Italian I , and Honors Biology. Already advanced with the curriculum, Elizabeth continued such (academic) achievements by taking beyond the m i n i m u m requirements. She's completed four credits of science, including Advanc'ed Placement Physics and Advanced Placement Biology, five credits of math, and several other Advanced Placement courses by her junior year. Her senior schedule with AP Government, AP Literature, and -Statistics is a true testament of Elizabeth's desire to excel. This young lady is set to achieve great things. The extracurricular profile for Elizabeth is equally impressive. She has been an avid member of several sports team and student organizations. These include Students Against Destructive Decisions, Human Relations, Student Government for the Class of 2003, Peer Tutoring, National Honor Society, Yearbook Committee, Manager for Junior Varsity Girls' Lacrosse, and Science Honor Society. Her strong leadership skills elected her Vice President of National Honor Society.

Nassau Dance performs at BOCES The Nassau Dance Theatre of Baldwin will participate in the Long Island Consortium's Celebration of Dance -April 12-13 at the Nassau BOCES Cultural Arts Center in Syosset. The dance festival will feature numerous companies and styles. According to Sharon Jones, Director of the Nassau Dance Theatre, her troupe will premier a new jazz number and present a lyrical piece that won an award for choreography at the C.W. Post Dance Conference. The lyrical dancers are Jessica Wontropski, Stacy Quinones

and Danielle Riui of Baldwin, Sara Mainowkski of Wantagh and Jasmine Domfort of Queens. The Festival is not a contest, but a professionally organized presentation. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the' door, $15 per master class and $25 for two classes. For'information call 631271-8423. The Nassau Dance Theatre performed a holiday show at The Stage in Merrick in December. The studio is located at 855 Merrick Road, Baldwin. For information call 546-1025. . '

My "first impression of Elizabeth was "this is a dynamic young lady who will succeed." To date, she has done nothing short of supporting my high regards towards her. I have been highly impressed with the poised way she carried herself, the eloquent and respectful manner in which she communicated, and the focused way she spoke about her goals. I strongly believe that E l i z a b e t h THE FREEPORT EXCHANGE CLUB honored Elizabeth Razukiewicz is an 'Razukiewicz as "Student of the Month." From left are exemplary individual Lisa 'Dais, guidance counselor, Mrs. Razukiewicz, who has contributed in great ways to our Elizabeth, Jim Smith, club president and Ray Johnson, Freeport Community. Assistant High School Principal.

Baldwin Middle School students create a recipe for caring Students in the Family and Consumer Science Department at Baldwin Middle School participated in a Bake and Share Project where they learned the basic principles of baking and the value of giving back to the community. As part of'the project, the students studied the principles of baking and made a variety

of cookies. Students packed their finished products in decorated coffee cans that were distributed to needy members of the community through The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary's Outreach Center in Roose.velt. The pi'oject resulted in the donation of 200 tins of delicious homemade cookies.

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: J. B. ATM SERVICE, LLC. Articles of Organization were'filed. with-the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/10/03. 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, 240 Hickox Avenue, Woodmere, New York 11598. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #647 6x 2/20. 27. 3/6. 13. 20. 27 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MR. ACE, LLC. Articles of Organization were file'd with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/10/03, Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall maira copy of process to the LLC, c/o Steven M. Lester, Esq., 325 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, New York 11554. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FI.«<SaaiS*9/9(T97 3/A 1 .V 9H 97 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF REGISTERED LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP. NAME: KIMMEL. BLAU &

GOLDMAN LLP. Certificate of Registration was filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/42/03. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLP, 265 Sunrise Highway, Suite '32, Rockville .Centre, New York 11570. Purpose: For the practice of the profession of Certified Public Accountancy. FL #653 6x 2/20, 27, 3/6, 13/20, 27 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: BONACASA REALTY COMPANY, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/14/03. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2052. 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 Joseph Bonacasa, 2640 Harvey Avenue, Oceanslde, New York 11572. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #657 6x 2/27/3/6. 13. 2O. 27. 4/3

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COMPANY. NAME; EAST END MANAGEMENT" LLC. Article's of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/14/03. The latest date of dissolution Is 12/31/2102, 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, 115 Connecticut Avenue, Long Beach, New York 11561. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #658 6x 2/27. 3/6. 13. 20. 27. 4/3 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: LAUNDRY DEPOT NORTHERN LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/03/03. 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, 420 Doughty Boulevard, Inwood, New York 11096'. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #666 3/6. 13. 20. 27. 4/3 10 • NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 123 STERLING LLC. Articles Of Organization were filed with the Secretary of

State of New York (SSNY) on 02/13/03. 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, 20 Crossways Park North, Woodbury, New York 11796. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #667 6x 3/6. 13. 20, 27, 4/3, 10 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: 147-57 FARMERS BOULEVARD ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/24/03. 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, 31 Garden Lane, Lawrence, New York 11559. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #668 6x 3/6. 13. 20, 27, 4/3 10 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A.'

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PUBUC_;WQIICES from previous page Plaintiff. Against • DAVID L. TODD; CONSTANCE J. TODD A / K / A CONSTANCE TODD, et al. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 9/11/2QQ2 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at The North Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 4/9/2003 at 10:30 AM premises known as 123 Dehnhoff Ave., Freeport, NY11520 ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being In the Town of Hernpstead, County ot Nassau and State of New York Section 55 Block 246 Lot 42 & 43 Approximate amount of lien $217,671.61 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment index # 01 /006559 VALERIE M. ROTHMAN, Esq.,-Referee. Shapiro and DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One, Rochester NY 14624 Dated: 2/27/2003 File #: 00-36349r jvr FL #669 4x3/6. 13. 20. 2'7 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME-COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT SERIES 2000-A1, Pltf. vs. TAMMY MILLS, et al, Defts. Index #12787/02. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Dec. 8, 2002,1 will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, N.Y. on April 8, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. Prem. k/a: 333 Archer St., Freeport, N.Y. Said premises known and designated as and by Lots 91-92 and 93 and parts of Lots 90 and 94 on a certain map entitled "Map of Bay view at Freeport, NY, Sept. 1906 surveyed by Alvin G. Smith, C.E., Freeport, NY" and filed in the office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau on Sept. '26, 1906 as map no. 305, new map no. 2174 which said lots and parts of lots when taken together as o.ne parcel are more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the southerly side of Archer St. distant 450 ft. easterly from the corner formed by the Intersection of the said southerly side of Archer St. with the easterly side of Bayvlew Ave.; RUNNING THENCE south 87 degrees 26 minutes east along the southerly side of Archer St., 80 ft,; RUNNING THENCE south 2 degrees 34 minutes west 150 ft.; RUNNING THENCE north 87 degrees • 26 minutes west 89 ft.; RUNNING THENCE north 2 degrees 34 minutes east 36 ft.; RUNNING THENCE north 27 degrees 55 minutes east 17.75 ft.; RUNNING THENCE north 2 degrees 34 minutes east 67.96 ft.; RUNNING THENCE south 87 . degrees 26 minutes east 1.40 ft.; RUNNING THENCE north 2 degrees 34 minutes east 30 -ft., to the southerly side of Archer St. at the point or place of BEGINNING. Approx. amount of judgment is $291,058.85 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. JONATHAN A. MOORE, Referee. DRUCKMAN & SINEL, Attys. For Pltf., 242' Drexel Ave., Westbury, NY. FL #6704x3/6. 13. 20. 27 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: KENDALL REALTY ASSOCIATES LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State ot New York (SSNY) on 01/14/03. 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, .77 North Centre Avenue, Suite 304, Rockvllle Centre, New York 11570. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. ft #673 6x 3/13. 20. 27. 4/3. 10. 1 7 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. WACHOVIA BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (FORMERLY FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK), CUSTODIAN FOR PLYMOUTH SPV2, Pltf. vs. BARBARA ANN JOHNSON, et al, Defts. Index #02-011757. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Jan. 15, 2003, I will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on Apr. 15, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. prem. k/a Section 55, Block 249, Lot(s) 217-218. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN, Referee. LEVY & LEVY, Attys. for Pltf., 12 Tulip Dr., Great Neck, NY. #53143 FL#674PAx3/13. 20. 27. 4/3 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS. INC., Pltf. VS. VIOLETA GONZALEZ, et al, Defts. Index #02-6482. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Nov. 21. 2002,1 will sell at public auction on the North front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on Apr. 15. 2003 at 9:45 a.m. prem. k/a 10 Matson Rd., •Roosevelt, NY a/k/a Section 55, Block 546, Lot 3. Approx. amt. of judgment is $232,734.24 plus costs and Interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. MICHAEL F. INSHAM. Referee. ESCHEN & FRENKEL, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 93 East Main St., Bay Shore, NY. #53277 FL0675P4X3/13. 20. 27. 4/3 NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, Inc., Plaintiff against Mary Washington, et al., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered herein and dated February 6, 2003,1, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the County Court House, 262 Old Country Road, Mineola, County of NASSAU, State of New York, on April 14, 2003 at 10:00 AM, premises at the southwesterly corner of Virginia Avenue and Maxson Avenue, being a plot 80 feet by 120 feet and known as 37 Virginia Avenue, Village of Freepbrt, State of New York. Approximate amount of lien $250,687.19 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment, Index Number 02-015449. Dated: March 3, 2003. Robert C. Mangi, Esq., Referee. Zavatsky, Mendelsohn, Gross, Savlno & Levy, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, P.O. Box 510, 33 Queens Street, Syosset, New York 11791-0510 FL #6794x3/13.20.27.4/3

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff ' Against' REYNALDO A. ARIAS; et al. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 4/15/2002 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at The North Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd./ Mineola, NY on 4/16/2003 at 10:00 AM premises known as 521 South Ocean Avenue, Freeport, NY ALL that certain plot .piece or parcel of land, with the 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 173 Lot 291 Approximate amount of lien $206,097.37 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment lndex# 018851/00 Michele Bencivinni, Esq., Referee. Jon B. Felice & Associates, P.C. (Attorney's'for Plaintiff) 11 East 44th Street, Suite 800, New York, N Y ' 10017 Dated: 2/28/2003 File #: BBFCH 1546 mac FL #6804x3/13.20.27.4/3" NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU HOMESIDE LENDING, INC., Plaintiff, Against TERRENCE WATTS A / K / A TERRENCE Q. WATTS; PATRICIA WATTS, et al. Defendants) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 10/28/2002 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at The North Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 4/15/2003 at 9:00 AM premises known as 179 East Pennywood Ave., Roosevelt, NY 11575 ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being In the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York Section 55 Block 439 Lot 452 Approximate amount of lien $176,197.20 plus Interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 01 /019587 ANGELO D. RONCALLO, Esq.,. Referee Shapiro and DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite One, Rochester NY 14624 Dated: 3/3/2003 File #: 01-42259r jvr FL #681 4x3/13.20.27.4/3 \ Notice of Formation of Dial A DVD LLC, Art. of Org. filed Secy, of State (SSNY) 11/5/02. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mall copy of process: P.O. Box 488, Baldwin, NY 11510. Purpose: any lawful • purpose. FL 683 6T 3/13, 20, 27, 4/3, 10, 17 NOTICE OF SALE- • SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY MOR.TGAGE'ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE FUNDING CORP. D/B/A AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER, Plaintiff vs. ADRIENNE ANDERSON, 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 January 27, 2003,1 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 22nd day of April, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Premises In Freeport, New York and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and Improvements fhereon erected, situate, lying and being In the Incorporated Village of Freeport.'Town of •Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, known and designated as lots numbered 61, 62 and

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BJ do the westerly one half of lot 63 on a certain map entitled, "Map of Florence Terrace, greeport, L.I. surveyed Jan. 1906 by Alvin G. Smith, C.E., Freeport, L.I. and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau, Jan. 1907 as map no. 312 case no. 2204 and more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the northerly side of West Lena Avenue (South Lena Avenue) (Florence Place) distant 300 feet easterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of West Lena Avenue with the easterly side of Pennsylvania Avenue: RUNNING THENCE North 0 degrees 05 minutes east 140.35 feet; THENCE South 89 degrees 19 minutes east 62.50 feet; THENCE South 0 degrees 05 minutes west 139.69 feet to the northerly side of West Lena Avenue; THENCE Northerly 89 degrees 35 minutes west along the northerly side of West Lena Avenue 62.50 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. Premises known as 194 Lena Avenue, Freeport, New York 11520 Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained In said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $202,074.27 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 02/009607 Patricia Manzo. Esq., REFEREE FL #687 4x 3/20, 27. 4/3, 10 Notice of Formation of 1 1 1 - 1 1 5 Sunrise Hlghway,-a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY on 1 /30/03. 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 BedCh Ave., .Freeport, NY 11520. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. FL #688 6x 3/20. 27. 4/3. 10, 17, 24 SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU WELLS FARGO BANK MINNESOTA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR REGISTERED HOLDERS OF OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2001-B, ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES; SERIES 2001-B, WITHOUT RECOURSE Plaintiff against DOROTHY BROWN; et al Defendants). Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 1/28/2003. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at The North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 4/17/2003 at 10:30 AM premises known as 17 Henry Street, Roosevelt, NY 11575. ALL that certain plot, piece, tract or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Unincorporated Village of Roosevelt, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. SEC 55 BLOCK OOOOk-00 LOT 00058 Approximate amount of lien $158,839.12 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment. Index # 02004392 J. Stewart Moore. Esq., Referee. Fein, Such & Crane, (Attorney's for Plaintiff), 747 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 200, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. 10977(973)538-4700 X 151 Dated: 3/5/2003 Our File#: OPNY 203 SE ' FL #6894x3/20,27,4/3, 10 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU HOMESIDE LENDING, INC., Plaintiff, Against MILDRED LEWIS, etal.. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 9/20/2002 I. the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at The North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on 4/18/2003 at 9:00 AM premises known as 449 Roosevelt Ave.,Freeport, NY ALL that certain 'plot piece or parcel of land, with the 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 155 Lot 359-361 INC. & 385 Approximate amount of lien $254.123.03 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment lndex# 2002/006469 EDWIN MULHERN, Esq., Referee. Shapiro & DiCaro 250 Mile Crossing Blvd., Suite'One, Rochester NY 14624 Dated: 3/7/2003 File #: 02-43855r jvr FL #6904x3/20.27.14/3. 10 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, Against DARSHELL HINES; et al.. Defendants) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered 12/2/2002 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at The North Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd.. Mineola, NY on 4/17/2003 at 9:30 AM premises known as 71 Harris Avenue; Freeport, NY ALL that certain p|ot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and'belng in the Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of • New York

Section 55 Blbck_?55 Lot 11 Approximate amount of lien $1837880,12 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold sObject to provisions of filed Judgment Index* 462l/oP^-\ Harold F. Damm, Esq., Referee. Jon B. Felice & Associates, P.C. (Attorney's for Plaintiff) 11 East 44th Street, Suite 800, New York, NY 10017 Dated: 3/3/2003 File #: BBFCH 1771 mac FL #691 4x 3/20, 27, 4/3. 10 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO, AS TRUSTEE, Pltf. vs. ROY A. PHILLIPS II. Deft. Index #99-25724. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated May 17, 2000,1 will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY on Apr. 22, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. prem. k/a 28 High PL, Freeport, NY a/k/a Section 55, Block 393, Lot 11. Approx. amt. of judgment is $106,514.88 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions .of filed judgment and terms of sale. JOHN PRINCIPE, referee. ESCHEN & FRENKEL. LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 93 East Main St., Bay Shore, NY. #53524 FL 692P 4T 3/20. 27. 4.3. 10

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: P.E.T. CENTERS OF AMERICA, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/14/03. 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, 132 Spruce Street, Cedarhurst. New York 11516. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #693 6x 3/27, 4/3. 10. 17, 24. 5/1 LEGAL NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF SALE SUPREME COURT NASSAU COUNTY CITYSCAPE CORP., PLAINTIFF VS. JAMES HARVEY, ET AL DEFENDANTS ATTORNEY(S) FOR PLAINTIFF: JORDAN S. KATZ, ESQ., 585 STEWART AVENUE, GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK 11530 Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated 16th day of February, 2001,1 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 ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR THE 4th DAY OF MARCH, 2003 at 9:45 a.m'. AND HEREBY POSTPONED UNTIL THE 31st DAY OF MARCH, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. SAME PLACE, Premises in- Freeport, New York and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the northerly side of Grand Avenue distant 388.94 feet (actual 387.88 feet) westerly as measured .along the northerly side of Grand Avenue from the corner formed by the intersection of the northerly side of Grand Avenue with the westerly side of Columbus Avenue and which point of beginning is also intersected by the easterly line of lot 7; RUNNING THENCE north 89 degrees 16 minutes 00 seconds west and along the northerly side of Grand Avenue, a distance of 75.15 feet (actual 75.17 feet) to a point which is intersected by the westerly line of lot 5: THENCE north 04 degrees 36 minutes 00 seconds east and along the westerly line of said lot 5, a distance of 154.63 feet (actual 154.35 feet): THENCE south 85 degrees 24 minutes 00 seconds east and along the northerly line of lots 5, 6, and 7 a distance of 75 feet; THENCE south 04 degrees 36 minutes 00 seconds west and along the easte'rly line of said lot 7 a distance of 149.98 feet (actual 149.28 feet) to the northerly side of Grand Avenue to the point or place of BEGINNING, and being more particularly described in the filed Judgment. Said premises is known as 129 Grand Avenue, Freeport, N.Y. Sold subject to all the terms and conditions contained in said Judgment. Approximate amount of judgment $135,179.83 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 2000-006420 STEVEN LEVENTHAL. ESQ., REFEREE FL #694P 3/27 . : NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. BANK ONE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST, FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF DELTA FUNDING HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 1999-3, C/O DELTA FUNDING CORPORATION, AS SERVICING AGENT, Pltf. vs. ANNABELLE SCOTT, et al, Defts. Index #00013879. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Oct. 4, 2001,1 will sell at public auction on the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Mineola. NY on Apr. 30, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. prem. k/a 151 East Milton St., Freeport, NY. Said property located on the Northerly side of East Milton St. (formerly Meserole Ave.) 200 ft. Westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Northerly side of East Milton St. with the westerly side of Columbus Ave., being a plot 100 ft. x 50 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $130,915.99 plus costs and Interest/Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. CAROL J. LEWISOHN. Referee. CERTILMAN BALIN ADLER & HYMAN, LLPI Attys. for Pltf., 90 Merrlck Ave., East Meadow, NY. #53430 FL #695P 4x 3/27. 4/3. 10. 17 (continued on next page)

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FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE QF NEW YORK COUNTY OF SUFFOLK In the Matter of Commitment of Guardianship and Custody of MIGUEL-ANGEL JOSE SORTO-ROORIGUEZ DOB 6/6/01 A Child (xxx) under the Age of Eighteen Years Docket tt B-l 3585-02 SUMMONS In the Name of the People of the State of New York TO JUAN ANTONIO ABREU ADDRESS (LKA) 52 Russell PI. Fteeport, NY 11520 A petition having been filed in this Court, alleging that the above-named child (xxx) in the care of the Suffolk County Department of Social Services should be committed to the guardianship and custody of the Suffolk County Department of Social Services, a copy of said petition being annexed hereto; You are hereby summoned to appear before this Court in Part 2 at 400 Carleton Avenue. Central Islip. New York, on May 12, 2003 at 9:00 o'clock in the (fore) noon of said day to show cause why the Court should not enter an order committing the guardianship and custody of said .child (xxx) to the petitioning Suffolk County Department of Social Services as provided by law. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if guardianship and custody of said child (xxx) are committed to the petitioning Suffolk County Department of Social Services, said child (xxx) may be adopted with the consent of Suffolk County Department of Social Services, said authorized agency, without your consent or further notice to you. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that you have the right to be represented by a lawyer and. if the Court finds that you are unable to pay for a lawyer, you have the right to have a lawyer assigned by the Court. In the event of your default, the Court will hear and determine the petition, as provided by law. Dated: March 17,2003 By Order of the Court Diane E. Miller Deputy Clerk of Family Court County of Suffolk FL #696 3/27 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 2, 2003 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. '

308/03. 311/03. ELMONT - Ganin Tire Co.. Inc., Renewal of grants: Maintain one doublefaced, illuminated sign overall size 120 sq. ft., overall height 18'; Maintain'one illuminated wall sign, overall size 30 sq. ft. (Michelin) Maintain one illuminated wall sign, overall size 30 sq. ft. (Pirelli); Maintain one illuminated wall sign over• all size 30 sq. ft. (Firestone)., S/s Hempstead • Tpke., 189.16' E/.o Elmont Rd., a / k / a 1841 Hempstead Tpke. 312/03. EAST MEADOW - Gabson Enterprises, Inc., Renewal of grant to maintain one doublefaced, illuminated roof sign, overall size 154 sq. ft., overall height 18', S/W cor. Front St. & Hempstead Tpke., a/k/a 2045 Front St. 313/03. SEAFORD - Dorothy Marin & Amy Cohen, Variances, lot area occupied, side yard, side yards aggregate, maintain wood deck attached to dwelling., N/s Arthur Ave. N., 190.03' W/o Sylvia Rd., a/k/a 3965 Arthur. Ave. N. 314/03. BALDWIN - Timothy & Barbara J. Holahan, Variance, lot area occupied, maintain roofed over porch attached to dwelling., W/s Dartmouth St 145'TM/o Madison Ave., a/k/a 1386 Dartmouth St. 315/03. OCEANSIDE - Billie Lichtenstein, Variance, lot area occupied, maintain wood deck attached to dwelling., S/s Poplar St., 60' E/o Kenilworth St., a/k/a 3442 Poplar St, 316/03. WOODMERE - Isaac & Fern Selnuk. Variance, lot area occupied, construct. 1-story addition to dwelling., S/s Hungry Harbor Rd., 213.80' E/o South Gate Dr., a/k/a 727 Hungry Harbor Rd. 317/03. - 318/03. LEVITTOWN - Jeffrey & Jeannette Arnold, Variance, front yard setback on Hill La., maintain wood deck attached to dwelling; Maintain pool not permitted in front yard setback on Hill La. & maintain 6' high fence larger than pool installation area., S/W cor. Quarry La. & Hill La., a/k/a 2 Quarry La. 319/03. EAST MEADOW - Maria Helena Dasilva. Variance, front yard setback on Elmore Ave., construct 2-story addition to dwelling., N/E cor. Elmore Ave. & Elgin Ave.. a/k/a 307 Elmore Ave. 320/03. POINT LOOKOUT - Adrienne M. Cosgrove, Variances, side yards, side yards aggregate, maintain gar.age conversion to living space attached to dwelling.,°W/s Inwood Ave., 100' S/o Lido Blvd. running thru to Hewlett Ave., a/k/a 51 Inwood Ave. 32.1/03. MERRICK - Anthony J. & Susan M. Celano, Variances, side yard, side yards aggregate, construct addition converting 1 -car to 2car garage attached to dwelling., N/s Carroll Ave., 500' E/o Nassau St., a/k/a 1941 Carroll

Ave. 322/03. BALDWIN - George & Paula Malliarakls, Height variance to maintain additions to dwelling., E/s Bay Front PI., 60' S/o South Dr., a/k/a 3385 Bay Front PI. 323/03. FRANKLIN SQUARE.--Ann E. Fitzgerald, Estate of Carotenuto, Variances, front yards setbacks on Claflin Blvd. & Fenworth Blvd., side yard, maintain roofed over open porch & enclosed breezeway both attached to • dwelling., S/E cor. Claflin Blvd. & Fenworth Blvd., a/k/a 197 Claflin Blvd. 324/03. BELLMORE - D K Building Corp., Variances, subdivision of lot, lot area, front width, side yard, maintain dwelling'on lesser lot, N/s Orange St., 75' E/o Prospect PI., a/k/a 2585 Orange St. 325/03. BELLMORE - D K Building Corp., Variances, subdivision of lot, lot area, front width,•construct dwelling with garage., N/s Orange St., 125' E/o Prospect PI 326/03. - 328/03. WANTAGH - Medical Accounts Services, Inc., Variance, front yard setback on Wantagh Ave., maintain awning attached to office building; Variance in off-street parking & insufficient back-up space (maintain existing offices & convert warehouse to offices); Permission to park in front yard setback on Wells Ave. & permission to park in Res. "A" District.. S/W cor. Wantagh Ave. & Wells' Ave., a/k/a 2200 Wantagh Ave. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 329/03. ROOSEVELT - Property Development Network Qorp. & S & K Properties, LLC, Variances, subdivision of lot, lot area, front width, maintain dwelling & detached garage on lesser lot., W/s Bauer Ave., 100' N/o E. Clinton Ave., a/k/a 11 Bauer Ave. 330/03. ROOSEVELT - Property Development Network Corp. & S &.K Properties. LLC, Variances, subdivision of lot. lot area, front width, construct dwelling with garage. W/s Bauer Ave., 140' N/o E. Clinton Ave . THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 2:00'P.M. 331/03. ELMONT - Neville & Andrea Silvera, Maintain 6' high fence., N/E cor. First St. & Belmont Ave., a/k'/a 14 First St. 332/03. OCEANSIDE - Timothy & Lauren McGloin, Variance, side yard, maintain air con.ditloning unit., E/s'Rockville Centre Pkwy., 140' S/o Bedell St., a/k/a 2459 Rockville Centre Pkwy. 333/03. SEAFORD - Frank & Diane Ulip, Maintain 6' high fence., S/s Lincoln St., 269' E/o Conway St., a/k/a 3860 Lincoln St. 334/03. WANTAGH - Anthony Rossi, Variances, front yard average setback, side yards aggregate, construct dwelling with garage., W/s Riverside Dr., 140' S/o Bellaire St. 335/03. NO. BELLMORE - Frank J. & Wendy L. Maddalena, Variance, side yard, maintain 2story addition attached to dwelling., W/s

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Village trustees dealt with a light agenda at their board meeting last Monday, which was followed by a brief public comments segment that consisted mainly of a discussion about the issue of gangs. Roberto Thomas, first vice president of Stearns Park Civic Association, asked what is being done relating to gang violence and about the nature and extent of the problem. Police Chief Michael Woodward explained the steps taken by the Police Department in conjunction with the Freeport School District, Nassau County organizations and various civic and social agencies to address the problem. . "This includes a gang awareness prevention program with PTAs and civic associations and a home visitation program," the chief said. "We're looking to change the behavior (of youth who might be drawn to gangs) and make parents aware of the different behaviors" associated with young people with that tendency, such as listening to violent rap music, committing acts of violence and displaying gang paraphernalia. Mayor William F. Glacken added that "a significant number of Freeport schoolchildren have benefited from the very substantial outreach, which is ongoing." Chief Woodward also repeated his view expressed recently at another trustees' meeting that even if local gangs were eliminated, there still would be the problem of those from outside the area, citing recent arrests of people who were from outside the village. In other comments, resident Alan Jay reported he spoke with a representative of state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer at a recent event and asked that the attorney general drop his lawsuit against the village over the over-occupancy of apartment buildings and residences by illegal immigrants. In their actions on the agenda, the board approved reductions in the assessments for trash collection and disposal for residences at 25-27 West Merrick Road and 249 West Merrick Road. Trustees also approved the Fire Department Service Award Program 2002 Year End Report and a request for emergency repairs for a broken sewer pipe on Roosevelt Avenue near Atlantic Avenue. .•

Power plant concerns from page 1 a power problem shut off power to half of Freeport. The plant ran for an hour and a half, less than three hours, which is the amount of time Uptakes the tremendous engines to warm up. Mr. Bianco said he. ordered that it only run for 90 minutes due to political pressure associated with operating the plant. It ran for a total of three hours last summer.

New plant on its way After suffering from having their commercial contractor back out in Spring of 2002, the bidding process to put in the replacement plant is almost wrapped up, said Mr. Bianco. The Electric Department will submit its choice of bid for the generation and interconnection projects by the end of the month or second week of April. Officials have already "purchased their General Electric LM6000 generator, smoke stack and two°transformers, and are only waiting to work out deals to install the equipment, and connect the plant to existing gas pipelines. Mr. Bianco did not offer a firm target date for the plant's opening, but said that he was "hoping for November." The village has plans to partner with a private developer at a later date to place a second generator at the site to sell power to the rest of Long Island. LIPA and Freeport are currently engaged in talks to find a developer. Freeport has offered its facility to an outside.developer both to generate tax and lease payments, and also to share the costs of upgrading the facility, primarily the natural gas pipeline and sound-abatement wall. In response to criticism from Old Lindenmere Civic Association President Joe Kralovich that the power plant is subject to a possible hurricane disaster, Mr. Bianco replied that he was discribing an "extreme case." The plant, he said, will be elevated above sea level. It has weathered the storms for 35 years."


Baldwin School budget from page 6 that alternatives to the regular 'field graduation were only needed if it rained and .he preferred the on-site alternative rather than incurring an on-going annual cost which would also have the negative effect of eliminating the traditional "at home" aspect of,the event. Accompanying the budget presentation were computer graphics showing the wide range of costs for special education programs. The cost of private placement of 46 students, some residential, range from $11,637 to $49,395 per child plus an additional' $4,010 to $20,600 for additional resource servic1 es. At BOCES special education programs, the costs range from $32,470 to $44,870 per child for 44 students with related services costing from $1,128 to $9,018 per child. The BOCES occupational education program, which students attend for one half day with the other half back at the high school, is. projected to cost $889,850, up $157,040 from last year. Students study curriculum such as aviation, medical assistant, building maintenance, dental assistant, large animal care, and computer network technology. Among other special allocations are an additional three teachers districtwide, ten additional teacher aides and extended hours for monitors. At Meadow School there will be an additional Academic Intervention Services/Special Education teacher. There will be several additions to the middle school, including one special education teacher, one language/speech and hearing teacher, one leaching assistant for the in-scbool separation class which presently has a rotation of staff, an additional support staff to monitor period by period attendance, which is now^required by the state, an additional '.5 support staff for special education because of increased mandates, and two more security aides to provide additional before and after school coverage on alternative schedules. Commenting on these additions to staff, Dr. Weiss said, "Do we have the ideal numbers? We've never had ideal numbers, but with this fiscal climate, we're comfortable with these numbers," Next year there will be a full census mailed to the community which will provide additional data to help predict future class sizes. Regarding the "attendance" code, it was noted that through district investigations last year, 38 students were found not to legally live in the school district and were excluded. This year 29 additional students were

excluded. Monies were allotted for computers which, in the elementary schools, are already seven years old. It has not yet been decided whether to purchase or lease them. There is also $7,950 allotted at the elementary level and $3,975 for the eighth grade for two Saturday morning "prep"' classes prior to state mandated 'ELA and math tests. Stressing that they are "not teaching to the test," a position adamantly maintained-by the board and administration, the sessions are meant to "help the students with strategies and help them feel more comfortable" in taking these tests whose scores are published and are the basis by which individual buildings as well as districts are rated. There will be a few allocations for materials for several new electives already approved by the board. It will also consider whether to create an additional .JV "B" lacrosse team since so many students are interested in participating. A possible intramural bowling team is also under consideration. Still not settled is what the district's share of state and teacher retirement costs will be, with State Comptroller Alan Hevesi yet to finalize the percent of increase that will be required this year. District Treasurer • Carol Smith noted that the only decision is the amortization rate, whether it is 4.5 percent to be paid this year or the full 11 percent of total salary which is the amount of increase that was announced. "Whatever the rate this year, we will still have to carry the 11 percent cost as a liability on our books for eventual payment," she explained. The district's share of hospital, medical, and dental premiums will increase $899,570 from $5,228,930. Presently the employees' share ranges from 15 percent to 25 percent .with newer employees paying the higher percentage. ' At the final budget workshop on March 26, the board will review items left for further decision and also hear a presentation on revenues. This aspect of budget preparation is always a guess since the state is nowhere near to passing a final budget and legislators are • fighting hard to increase aid to education. Generally, Dr. Chapman provides an estimate on the tax impact for resi• dents that is based on a conservative estimate of revenues. Some years, when revenues projections were especially unclear, the district has provided more than one "guess" depending on several possible revenue scenarios.

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;BENEZER 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 MAN STREET CHAPEL. 23 West Dean Street. Sundays, Breaking of Bread. 9:15 a.m.: Adult Bible Class. 10:15 a.m.: Family Bible Hour, iunday. School (pre-K through seniors). 11:15 i.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. 223951. The Rev. Edward G. Barnetl, 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.. Chruch School. 9:45 a.m.. Sung Eucharist & Sermon. 10 a.m. Wednesday: Holy Eucharist I Oa.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 Mt'niek Road. Freeport. Walter Gibson. Pastor. Sunday Services, 8 and 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.: 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. Jusino. BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH. 420 North Main Street. Reverend Dr. Harry J. White. II.. Senior Pastor. Sunday Morning Woi'ship Service 9:45 a.m.. Holy Communion - Every 1st SundaySenior 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, preK through high school. Adult education. SOUTH NASSAU UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION. 228 South Ocean Avenue. 623-1204. Sunday program: Sunday services I0:30'a.m.. family services. 10 a.m.: Sunday school, youth groups, child care and special events. CHRIST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH/IGLESIA LUTERANA DE CRISTO, North Grove Street and Randall Avenue. Pastor. The Rev. Michael D. Wilker. Sundays - Gospel Service of Holy Communion. 9

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At the Long Island Home Show! Celebrating its spring 2003 theme, ; Romancing the Home, the Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo promises to be bursting with ideas and O o will offer prizes galore when it runs at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale from (N March 27 through 30. '. . More than 300 exhibits will- present the latest home-related indoor and outdoor products and services, emphasizing gardening, remodeling and home -o improvement. Special guest, appearI/I u. 3 ances include TLC's 'English gardener H' Peter.!BonSey and local chef extraordinaire Joe Ciminera. And, the first 5,000 to attend during the first two days will receive a free imaging software giveUJ away. ! a. 00 a) C-

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