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TRADITIONAL CELTIC MUSIC BY TRINITY was performed at the Freeport Memorial Library last week, featuring vocal harmonies, a Celtic- harp and a baroque recorder in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

by Laura Schofer

What do students want and need? That depends on who you ask, as Richard Mills, the state commissioner of education, discovered when he paid a visit to Freeport High School last week. About 21 students met with the commissioner, state Board of Regents member Roger Tilles, state Senator Charles Fuschillo and Assemblyman Dave McDonough in a round-table discussion. While Commissioner Mills talked about higher standards and more emphasis on science and math, the students spoke about offering a wider variety of elective courses that would give them real-life experience. They wanted to see more vocational programs and academic programs that were neither "too easy or too hard," said one student. "The Regents are too easy and sometimes honor students feel weird in a Regents class. We need something in between," she said. One student noted that "we have

immigrant students .here who can't afford to take the AP classes. They don't have the money to pay for the exams." Kimberlee Pierre, principal of| Freeport High School, told Mr. Mills that "we are looking to increase vocational programs and have more access to BOCES programs. We have also been looking at additional programs that are credit-bearing, including programs taken after school hours or on Saturdays." "Should we settle for vocational programs or push for higher standards?" asked Senator Fuschillo. "Not everyone is made for school," said one girl. "Why not learn a trade?" "Some work very hard and just don't get it," said another girl. "But there just aren't any low-level jobs. We need [people with a] high level of competency in math and literacy," said the commissioner. He added that there was a need for math

teachers and urged the students to explore that field. But most resisted. Several students said they wanted to be elementary school teachers, not math teachers. "They [the young students] are not corrupted," said one boy. "Who wants to teach teenagers our age?

We don't listen."

Raising graduation rates Ms. Pierre said that the graduation rate at Freeport High School was 67 percent. "What about the other third?" asked Commissioner Mills. (continued on page 14)


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The state Legislature is now reviewing new legislation that would prohibit using State funds to place children in facilities that use electroshock therapy and other aversive interventions. The bill builds upon "Billy's Law," passed last year, which requires the inspection and approval of all out-of-state residential facilities housing New York State children. The new legislation was introduced after a mother from Freeport alleged that the 3 Freeport School District had violated her H 17-year-old son's civil rights when he was OS placed in the Judge Rotenberg Center in

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Canton, Massachusetts. At this facility the boy received electric shock therapy as a form of behavior modification. According to a press release issued by . State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, 22nd district) nearly 14,000 children are sent to out-of-state treatment centers each year. Each child costs the state as much as $250,000. The child at the center of this controversy was placed in the Rotenberg Center approximately three years ago.

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Increase the Peace begins with rally by Laura Schofer "Responsibility and compassion must be balanced. When we fall victim to violence we must cry as loud as we can," said Tedd Levy, director of Freeport Pride, "and we must all respond." This year's Increase the Peace Campaign began with a rally and kickoff on Wednesday, March 22, at the Zion Cathedral Church of God in Christ. Residents and students came together to pray for peace and to promote, by example, how to live a life of nonviolence. A number of speakers offered their support of Increase the Peace, a twoweek campaign that calls upon residents, businesses and our schools and students to express their concern about gang violence and their stand for nonviolence.

Learn, live it and teach it, is their motto. Damien Corrente, Jose White and Diana Correa were not forgotten. All . three were Freeport residents who were innocent victims of gang violence. Beginning April 1 through April .15, all homeowners and business owners in Freeport will be asked to tie an orange ribbon around a tree or their door in support of nonviolence. Residents will also wear ribbons and Freeport schools will offer a number of programs about gang violence and conflict resolution. But it was one young woman, named Kim, who summed up rally and the campaign best. "Violence is like a wild fire that destroys everything in its path," she said. "Let's quench the fire with love and peace." For more on this event, see page 15.

decelerator or GED and it is a two-second application of 45 milliampers to the skin," said Michael Flammia, the attorney representing the Rotenberg Center. "It is used as part of a behavior treatment plan. I would describe it [the electric shock] as a bee sting. It hurts and it gets your attention," he added. Mr. Flammia explained that the treatment must under go review before it is administered. "This boy was treated with anti-psychotic therapy. He was so dangerous mat New York State sent him here. For this treatment we had to go to court and file a treatment plan. The student is represented by a lawyer and if the judge agrees then we move forward." A Massachusetts judge did sign off on the treatment and so did the mother, who later withdrew her consent. "We do not seek court approval if the parent doesn't want it," said Mr. Flammia. "A parent can stop with consent at any time." He said that the treatment cannot go forward without a parent's consent.

Are Freeport Schools in violation of its own regulations? But Ken Mollins, the attorney representing the family, said the notice of intent filed

against the Freeport School District claims that Freeport School District has violated its own rules and regulations concerning corporal punishment. "Furthermore it violates New York state education laws which ban the use of corporal punishment," said Mr. Mollins, "as well as violating the boy's civil rights.when corporal punishment is used." The Freeport School District cannot comment because of pending litigation. However, it did provide information on how placements are made for students with disabilities.

Freeport Schools procedures "Although the overwhelming majority of our students are served within the district," reads the guidelines, "when the district is not able to meet a student's need, the following sequence of events must occur before an out-of-district placement is considered." The guidelines arenas follows: "CSE [Committee on Special Education] meets, reviews the student's needs and the types of programs available within the district. The committee consists of either the director or assistant director of (continued on page 13)

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Wednesday, April 5 • Freeport Village Court in session, Judge Cacciatore presiding, 9 a.m., 40 North Ocean Avenue. Court watchers are welcome. • AARP Mature Drivers Course, 9:30 am, Read-A-Thon, 10 a.m., ESOL/GED, 10a.m., AA Daily GratituHe, 4 p.m., CR: Girl Power (Grades 4-6), 4:30 p.m., CR: Homework "xpress, 6 p.m.,100 Black Women, 6 p.m., Anchor's Edge Tenants, 6:15 p.m., at the Freeport Memorial Library. • Freeport Board of .Education, Planning/Action Meeting (Adoption of 2006/2007 School Budget), 7:30 p.m., Atkinson. • Freeport Kiwanis Club, 7:30 p.m., Bedell's West Wind.

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Freeport school board responds to budget committee trict's response to the presentation by the Finance Budget Advisory Committee at the March 7 meeting. The committee, Dr. Eversley said, "left us much to consider." Some highlights: • Do a needs assessment based on demographics: The district will receive a demographic study in the spring and does needs assessment on an ongoing basis. • Reconfiguration of buildings: This is a complicated process that has been discussed before. It was advised that a best minds committee of stakeholders be formed to study the matter. • Phase in All-Day Kindergarten over three years: The benefits of an all day kindergarten outweigh the disadvantages. The district believes it will be able to create an all day program in 2006' with minimal impact on the budget, since conversion aid and grants will be available - money that may not be available if there is a phase in. Additionally, some expenses might be greater (professional development, for example) if there is a phase-in, and it would create an imbalance among the magnet schools, as parents would want to be in schools that offered it. • Literacy progile grades 4-8: Each school already maintains such records. • ' Consolidation of administrative duties: All administrators are currently responsible for multiple areas, and no such consolidation is foreseen at present. • Security restructuring: The district continues to .review its security system. • Administrative re-organization:

by Mark Treske Freeport's high school students were highlighted when the board of education held an action meeting there on March 22. After the Naval Junior ROTC presented the colors, the audience was treated to three songs by the select chorus. One of them, a tribute to the military called "The Soldier's Song," will soon be available on a CD that will be used as a fund-raiser to benefit local vets. A report was offered by the Freeport High School student council offering congratulations to the school's DEC A and Odyssey of the Mind teams for successful activities, as well as the winter sports teams. Superintendent Dr. Eric Eversley reported on the first day of "Increase the Peace," and announced a visit to be made by state Education Commissioner Richard Mills the next day. He then turned to Deputy Superintendent Kishore Kuncham, who announced that a deal had finally been struck regarding the longplanned proposal to use re-funding bonds in order to re-finance the district's debt. Mr. Kuncham noted that the deal would ultimately save the district $1.8 million in interest. After describing the long process of following interest rates waiting for the right time' to make a move, Mr. Kuncham noted, that the district continues to enjoy an A+ bond rating from Standard and Poor's, who have also changed the district's outlook from "stable" to "positive." Dr. Eversley then presented the dis-

This year the district implemented a re-design of the roles of chairpersons to allow more instructional time. • Equipment purchases: The allocation for equipment, textbooks, supplies and materials has been frozen for the past three years. • Block/Cluster scheduling: The district is studying how to change scheduling to make for more efficient use of time. • Absorb the cost of Advanced Placement (AP) exams: It is estimated that the total cost of AP exams last year was apprximately $34,000. It is advised that the matter be studied further during the 2006-2007 year. • Consolidation of services with other districts: Freeport is already involved in many such arrangements. In thanking the committee for its efforts, the board announced that it would meet very soon to further evaluate the board's work. Dr. Al Renken,

a member of the committee, asked the board to "consider tax fatigue" in revisiting the budget. In his later report from the New York State School Boards Association, Trustee Ron Ellerbe noted the title of their agenda, "Public schools under siege," and called on the public to make its voice heard on such matters as school aid and the Wicks Law (which makes school construction projects more expensive). Thus financial matters are at the forefront of board deliberations - and will.continue to be. In its action agenda, the board approved the district Shared Decision Making and Site-Based Management Plan, was well as various personnel actions and reports and minutes. The next meeting of the board will be Wednesday, April 5, at Atkinson School. It is expected that the budget will be adopted at that time.

FFD ex-Captain Schimmel dies by Doris Allyn W. Rodney Schimmel of Deltona, Florida, died suddenly Saturday, March 11. He was predeceased by his parents, Helen and Andrew Schimmel, and his son, Donald Riley. He is survived by his wife Patricia Schimmel, his children: Anne Snyder (New York), Deborah Atkinson (Maryland), Denise Layden (New York), Kim Viscovich (New York) and James Riley (Georgia), and his 11 grandchildren who were the light of his life: Tamara, Kristin, Gregory, Michelle, Jonathan, Amanda, Kayla, Kiera,

Nina, Branden, and Jack. Rodney was born and raised in Freeport, where he continued to live and raise his own family. He was a volunteer fireman and former captain of Hose Company #1, Freeport Fire Department. He was an oil serviceman for Allyn Oil until relocating to Deltona, Florida, with his wife. Rodney enjoyed traveling to visit all of his children and grandchildren. He was a loving and doting Pop-Pop who always carried photos of his pride and joy. Rodney's warm heart and spirit touched everyone that met him. His Jove will be in our hearts forever.

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Inspiring women "Freedom is when the people can speak; democracy is when the government listens." These are the words of Barbara Dubow, past president of the Nassau County League of Women Voters. .-..-... And they explain why a group founded early last century by suffragette and peace activist Carrie Chapman Catt to help women use their new right to vote still has relevance today. Instead of just reacting to persuasive television advertising, designed by professionals to push all the right .but- FREEPORT SCHOOL BOARD. tons, Americans need to educate themselves about, the PRESIDENT Mike Raab (left) issues and organize into groups that will push fpr .the represented the Freeport changes they want to see. That is how they can.get gov- Schools irVa series of meet ernment to listen. ing with Nassau County The numbers of graying heads in the audience.-during.the Executive Thomas Suozzi. league's annual Women's History Celebration prove that The meetings were part of a many of the younger generation still do not get it, and need countywide property tax the guidance of their older "sisters" And these "sisters" are reduction campaign that all inspirational role models. was launched last fall by the Dinner chat was often about recent educational lectures county executive and the they had attended at local universities. One had completed county's 56 school boards. her Bachelor's degree in her 80s and was going for her Master's in her 90s. Many j were retired educators, still learning new things and still working on advocacy projects, such as'affordable housing. Each year, this newspaper publishes the league's voters' guide, produced by volunteers, and was honored for it at Baldwin Briefs the group's 2003 celebration. This year, the league honored THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS of many groups that serve the needs of local communities, Sanitary District No. 2 bas cancelled its next including the Long Island Fund for Women and Girls, meeting scheduled for April 5. Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The meeting has been rescheduled for National Association of Negro Business and Professional Wednesday, April 12, at 5 p.m. Women's Clubs, Central Nassau Club, the Long Island Thereafter, until further notice, the board Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, meetings will return to the regular schedule of and the Women's Bar Association of Nassau County for its the first and third Wednesdays of each month at pro-bono work. District offices, 2080 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, Keynote speaker was Dr. Lynn A. Collins of St. John's at 5 p.m. 444 Episcopal Church in Hempstead, the first black ordained ATTEND THE OSCARS: The Long Island female staff officer of her faith. Noting that "eleven o'clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in this coun- Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will be hosting its annual luncheon, try," she pointed out how much still needs to be done. Both men and women can join the league. Call 431-1628 and this time it will be a gala affair entitled "An Afternoon at the Oscars." and help make democracy work.

Dress for Success As our readers bring out their spring and summer clothes and put away the fall and winter, it's a good idea to put aside the outfits that never got used last season. They could be used to help someone who needs it land a job. The Women's Bar Association of Nassau County is collecting clothes to donate to Dress for Success at the Nassau County Bar Association at West and 15th Streets in Mineola the week of April 3.

The luncheon and fashion show will take place on Saturday, April 8, at the Rockville Links Golf and Country Club on North Long Beach Road in Rockville Centre. Fashions will be presented by Moza Boutique^ The donation is $50 per person and all proceeds will go to the organization's scholarship fund which benefits women. Applicants must be at least sophomores in college. The event will mirror some of the lavishness of the Oscars, with a red carpet and hosting by

FREEPORT DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS and the Freeport Arrows held their hockey tournament recently at the Freeport Rec Center. The tqurnamernt is a fundraiser for scholarships for Freeport High School seniors. Front row, from left: Chris Marsman, town Councilwoman Angle Cullin and Dylan Fogarty. Back row: Jim Beauford, Renaire Frierson,: Jim Parola and Harvey Gertler.

Mickey B, the "Prince of Rock and Roll." There will be prizes and goodie bags. Those interested in attending may contact president Ailie Donlon at 764-8829. Guests are asked to "dress for the Oscars." Scholarship awards are announced at the group's May luncheon at the West Wind in Freeport. -Joan Delaney 4 44 EASTERN STAR Bingo: The Nassau District, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold its annual Supermarket Bingo on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin Masonic Temple, 754 Prospect Street. The $5 admission includes coffee and desserts, and will go to support the 2006 projects and charities of the Order of the Eastern Star. For information or directions, call 7353855. 444 LIBRARY DAY: The Baldwin Public Library Board of Trustees and staff invite the community to a day of celebration on Sunday, April 2, for the Sixth Annual Baldwin Public Library Day. Enjoy a fun-filled day of open-house activities, and discover all the library has to offer. For more information, call the library at 223-' 2668.


just write ONLY VOLUNTEERS At the most recent Chamber of Commerce meeting, I listened as Co-Presidents Ginny Foley and Doris Duffy outlined upcoming events and explained the Chamber's involvement in several important community issues. One of the items discussed was the upcoming Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. The co-presidents were asking business people to donate their time, sponsor'some of the more expensive activities and to also donate various foods, prizes and goodies. Later they discussed the Chamber's banners. The winter banners which were put up by volunteer firefighters on their own time will be taken down soon. A committee is exploring placement of 10 additional all-season banners to complement the "Welcome to Baldwin" banners already in place. Ms. Foley described her attendance, again on her own time, at the Town Board meeting at which the blight study of mid-Baldwin was approved. She read the Chamber's letter which urged a full partnership of town and community in the planning as well as fairness to the existing viable businesses. Time and again, both co-presidents noted, "Remember, we are just volun-

teers." And as they mentioned this oftenforgotten fact, I thought of how many times I have attended their meetings and the meetings of other groups in town only to hear people complain about what more these volunteers should be doing. Many of our local organizations are hanging on by a thread. It's not that people don't want them to continue their particular activity. It's not that people don't have an arms-length of suggestions about what these groups should be doing or doing differently. It's just that most residents don't think that they should be volunteering to assist these organizations and the few dedicated individuals who already have a heavy burden on their shoulders. How many children will attend the upcoming pancake breakfast and enjoy a morning of food, games, gifts, and a visit with the Easter Bunny? Most will be accompanied by one parent while the other one stays home to run errands and do things around the house. "We're all busy," they will probably rationalize to themselves as though the volunteers running the event, most of whom no longer have .younger children, aren't equally busy. How many people attend the Chamber's Holiday event, see Santa, eat free food, ride the pony, and don't even

bring a requested gift for a poor child? "It's a busy season," they say. How many people attend the Chamber's summer picnic in the park, eat the free food, enjoy the entertainment, but don't sign up to volunteer with any of the groups who are explaining their activities at various information tables? How many residents feel that their enjoyment of all of these events should be accompanied by a commitment to patronize the sponsoring businesses whenever possible? Not many, if any. Most of the time the leaders of local organizations are extremely polite to the complaining public. I sit and wonder how they can maintain their composure. However, frequently I think of one volunteer who had come to a local meeting to explain an activity which his civic group, in conjunction with several other civic groups, was planning. When he completed his presentation, a woman raised her hand and said that she didn't agree with one aspect of the plan. Very calmly and politely, the gentleman looked at her and commented: "Oh, you are under the impression that I'm here for your permission. I am only here as a courtesy to let you know what we are doing." Many of Baldwin's biggest complain-

ers need to hear a similar comment, Unless people are participating, contributing, and offering their time, they have little right to sit on the sidelines and complain about what more should be done or what should have been done differently. Volunteer groups are just that, volunteers. They all have limited time. They function within the parameters of their group's particular focus. They are not meant to be quasi-governments. They can not take the place of government. They are not the only'means through which community needs can be communicated to elected officials. They are not the only ones who should be speaking to local businesses about cleaning up and beautifying. Now is the time for more people to become actively involved in community groups. It is time for local citizens to speak up when they frequent local businesses whose appearance is shoddy. It is time to attend community meetings or to write, phone or e-mail public officials. It is time to do something besides complain. (The Chamber's Pancake Breakfast will take place on Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. at Baldwin Middle School. This is a new location.)

Baldwin program costs increase By Joan Delaney The law is simple. Students must receive an appropriate education in the least restrictive environment possible. The financial ramifications of that law are complex and were clearly evident in the escalating costs which were enumerated in the program portion of the proposed 2006-07 Baldwin School District budget, which was discussed at a public board meeting on March 22. Although details of the overall budget can be expected to be modified at the final budget hearing on March 29, the budget, as discussed on March 22, shows a proposed program budget of $76,009,745, an increase of $4,403,617. This section of the three-part budget is the largest and represents 76 percent of the entire budget. The capital and Administration portions of the budget were discussed on March 8. The proposed capital portion was $13,270,080 (13 percent of the budget), an increase of $847,645 and the administrative portion was $10,662,505, (10 percent of the budget), an increase of $739,050. Final expenditure numbers

will be approved on March 29, when estimated revenues also will be presented. The tax impact of the budget can not be known until the state finalizes its state aid package and the county releases its new assessed valuations for the community. Residents only vote on the expenditure portion of the budget. Interim Superintendent of Business Gene Levenstien again conducted the presentation for the program portion of the budget which contains the bulk of the costs for salaries and benefits. The complexity of budget coding was evident, with 28 separate categories of expenditures under the program code. Most evident was the labor-intensive nature of education with the majority of costs related to salary and benefits. Contractual salary obligations, as well as benefits, saw the major increases.. State retirement costs increased by $494,585 as the state raised the district's contribution from 7.9 percent of total salaries to 8.6 percent. Costs for hospital, medical and dental incresed by $660,310, even though newer employees are paying a greater share of the pre-

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miums. Depending on when an employee joined staff, their costs for medical range from 6.4 to 20 percent of the cost of premiums. The increasing impact of the costs of non-public school education was also evident, -with the expenses for local charter schools added to existing nonpublic school costs. Three Baldwin School District children attend a Roosevelt charter school and Baldwin must pay $14,000 in tuition for each child in addition to the other costs which public school districts pay for non-public education - books, transportation, health and special services. This expense prompted discussion, with Board member B.A. Schoen noting that charter schools are almost exclu-

sively elementary schools, whose costs are less than secondary schools. In Baldwin the "tuition" cost at the elementary level (Baldwin does not accept tuition-paying students as such) is $7,000. "That means we are paying more to send a child to a charter school than it would cost to educate the child in Baldwin," Mr. Schoen noted. Mr. Levenstien pointed out that while advocates of charter schools note that "the money follows the child," the home school district does not feel an accompanying decrease in costs because "a student here and a student there does not allow us to eliminate a teacher or a nurse." Another escalating cost which might (continued on page 19)

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At the freeport library William Cullen Bryant On Saturday, April 1, at 2:30 p.m.', actor Frank Hendricks, in a one-man show, recounts the life and times of the influential poet and newspaper editor, William Cullen Bryant The program includes dramatic readings of Bryant's poetry and some of his stirring editorials from the Evening Post, as well as a musical rendition of "Woodman, Spare That Tree." This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, adminis. tered by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport.

with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust. The leaders are Susan Freelund and John Zaluski.

Read-a-Thon On Wednesday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the book chosen for the National Library Week Read-a-thon is "Amagansett" by Mark Mills. The book is available at the Circulation Desk four weeks in advance. If you would like to read a five-minute selection from this book or a selection of your own choice, call the Community •Services Department (379-3274, ext. 213) for a reading time. Refreshments will be served.

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On Tuesday, April 18, the Freeport Memorial Library is offering a bus trip to East Hampton, which includes a guided tour of the house and studio of abstract artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, lunch at Gurney's, the gallery, arboretum and sculpture gardens at Long House Reserve. The cost of the trip is $80 per person, which includes roundtrip transportation, lunch, house tours, all taxes and gratuities The bus will leave from the Recreation Center (where you may leave your car) at 8:30 a.m. and return approximately at 5:30 p.m. Freeport residents may register at the Circulation Desk beginning March 14; nonresidents, March 21'.

Oprah Book Club On Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m., The Oprah Book Club at the Freeport Memorial Library resumes its meetings with "Night" by Elie Wiesel. In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked

Baldwin library budget set By Joan Delaney The Baldwin Public Library's Board of Trustees has approved the proposed budget which will be presented to residents at the annual budget vote on May 16. The proposed 2006/07 budget is

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FIRST CHURCH BALDWIN, UNITED METHODIST, 881 Menick Rd, Baldwin, 223168, Rev. Elizabeth Perry; Worship Service & iunday 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 JEAN STREET CHAPEL, 23 West Dean Street. Sundays, Breaking of Bread, 9:15 am.; Adult Bible Class, 10:15 am.; 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, 2231951. The Rev. Edward G. Bamett, Pastor. The Service of Holy Communion, 10 am. 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 am., Church School and Nursery, 9:45 a.m., Sung Eucharist and Sermon, 10 a.m. Wednesday: Hoto Eucharist 10 a.m. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BALDWIN, 717 St. Luke's Place, Baldwin, New York 11510, (516) 223-2112 Welcoming and Supporting Individuals and Families to Grow in Faith! Sunday Services at 10 o'clock Pastor: Rev. Mark F. Greiner www.firstpresbyterianbaldwin.org <http://www.firstpresbyterianbaldwin.org> baldwinchurch@netzero.net <mailto:baldwinchurch@netzero.net> IGLESIA CENTRO BIBLICO DE FREEPORT - 50 North Main Street, 546-0473, '.. Luis Vargas, Senior Pastor. Sunday services. TABERNACLE OF FAITH, 286 West Merrick Road, Freeport, Walter Gibson, Pastor. Sunday Services, 8 and 11:30 am. 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 am. Rev. Eddie J. [usino. 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. Steed Davidson. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. During church service nursery care and a toddler program are available along with Pre-K through 3th 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 am. 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 UNTVERSALIST CONGREGATION, 228 South Ocean Avenue, 623-1204. www.snuuc.org. A liberal faith community where all people and beliefs are welcome: Sunday services 10:30 am. Childre's religious education, youth groups, childcare, small group interactions, social justice work and special events. CHRIST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH/IGLESIA LUTERANA DE CRISTO, North Grove Street and Randall

Avenue. Pastor, The Rev. Marianne Tomecek, Sundays - 9:30 a.m. - Worship Service; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Education; 11 am. Spanish Mass. WORD OF LIFE MINISTRIES, 80 West Merrick Road, Freeport Non-Denominational; Stephen and Roseann Brower, Senior Pastors; Sunday morning Worship 10 am.; Children's Church 10 a.m.; Nursery available. Wednesday Care Groups in the homes; Friday evenings ministries.; Care (Home and Hospital visits), Children's Ministry 7:30 p.m., 18 month residential program for substance abuse. Bible Education Center. 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, Sunday: Morning Worship 11 am.; Afterglow Service 12 p.m.; Home League Ladies Group Thursday 11 am.; Bible Study Friday 11 am.; Mid-week Service Wednesday, 12 p.m.; Senior Citizen Center, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Family Supper Program on Tuesday 5 p.m. followed by Scouting activities 5:30 to 7 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 am. Sunday School, noon. CHURCH OF OUR HOLY REDEEMER, 37 South Ocean Avenue. Weekday Masses Monday 7:30 p.m. (Spanish), 7:30 am and 12:10 p.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 am. Saturday Evening (Sunday Vigil Masses) 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday Masses 8:00 a.m., 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. ST. CHRISTOPHER'S R.C. CHURCH, 11 Gale Avenue, Baldwin. Sunday Masses: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 7:30 am.; 9:30 am. (Folk Group); 11 am. (Choir); 12:30 p.m.; 5 p.m. (Contemporary Music Group). Daily Masses: Monday through Friday: 7 and 9 am.; Saturday: 9 am. Holiday Masses: Please consult the weekly Bulletin the Sunday before the holyday. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FREEPORT, Pine Street and South Long Beach Avenue. Sunday Worship - 10:45 am.; Sunday School for adults & children, 9:20 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer, 8 p.m.;.379-8084. 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, II a.m.; Evening Service, 9 p.m. Thursdays, Prayer Meeting, 8 p.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 am. SOUTH BALDWIN JEWISH CENTER 2959 Grand Avenue, Baldwin; Rabbi Robert Judd. Conservative. Twice daily minyan. Weekdays: Sunday 9:30 am.; Monday-Friday 6:50 am.; Sunday-Thursday 8 p.m.; Shabbat: 8 p.m.; Shabbat morning 9:30 am.; Sat. afternoon 10 minutes before sundown. Religious school; Adult education. Mens Club & Sisterhood. 2238688 ZION CATHEDRAL, COGIC,, 312 Grand Avenue, Freeport. Bishop Frank Otha White Senior Pastor; Dr. Frank Anthone White, CoPsastor. Sunday: 7:30 and 11:15 am., Worship Services; 10 am., Sunday School. Tuesday:: 121 p.m., Noonday Prayer; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Spiritual Empowerment Service; 6 p.m., Youth Activities.


Freeport The Fourth Squad reports the arrest of a Brooklyn woman on March 24 at 7:15 a.m. for Possession of a Forged Instrument and Grand Larceny which occurred in Freeport on January 31 at 3:16 p.m. According to detectives, the defendant Sherabia V. Davis, 19, cashed a forged check in the amount pf $1,850 at the Bank of America on West Merrick Road, Freeport. The check was fabricated with the name of a couple from Woodmere printed on it. After an internal investigation by the bank the Fourth Squad was notified. Detectives were able to identify the defendant through; bank photographs, made contact with her and had her turn herself in a t ' the Fourth Precinct Stationhouse. She was charged with Possession of a Forged Instrument and Grand Larceny. *+ + A bank robbery occurred in Freeport on Wednesday, March 22, at 9:08 a.m. According to detectives, a black man

entered .the Roslyn Savings Bank located on South Main Street and passed a note to the teller demanding the money. After obtaining an unknown'amount of cash, the robber fled the scene on foot westbound on Smith Street. The robber was described as six foot tall, wearing a black coat, gray hooded sweatshirt, black baseball cap and sunglasses. • Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers iwill remain anonymous. Baldwin A residence on Chestnut Street was burglarized on March 14 between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The loss was $550, and 'assorted jewelry. Entry was gained through a basement window.

••Avenue was burA residence on• Grand glarized between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. on March 18. The loss was stereo equipment. Entry was gained by ' pushing in an air conditioner.

FROM BALDWIN WITH LOVE: Bob Healy's Seventh grade religion class from St. Agnes religious wanted to show U.S. troops that'they appreciate their service and sacrifices to our country. Student Lauren Buarotti's cousin, Sgt. Mike Portillo, was in Iraq with the 1116th Transportation Company. The kids all said prayers for him and all our wonderful soldiers and then wrote letters and/or drawings along with boxes of items the children and their families donated (including food, music CDs, magazines, snacks, DVDs, phone cards, etc.) Pictured are Greg Hadjiyane, Luke Torre-Healy, Thomas Kane, Eric Carey, Elizabeth Brussel, Lauren's mom Jan Buarotti, Lauren Buarotti, Oltvia Paone, Cristina Toscano, Billy DeRuiter, Kristen Koehler, Lauren Guiterrez and Nick DeTullio. .

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'-1. Movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body. 2. Den, 3. Cause the ruin of. 4. Village in Ohio. 5. Past tense of "ring." 6. Unincorporated community in Utah. 7. Legislative assembly in Germany. 8. Rabble. 9. Sudden, great or irresistible influxes of anything. 10. Knock unconscious. 11. _Benitez, model. 13. Civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army. 14. Oval or round dormer window. 20. Short for university. 21. Acronym for Sevizio Meteorogico DeH'aeronautical Militare. 25. Stomach of a lower animal. 26. People of little refinement. 27. Act of possessing a place. 28. Tapestry covering a wall. 29. Presenting a clear view. 30. Relatively dense in consistency. 31. Acronym for Direct Drive Turntable. 33. Acronym for Total Efficiency Network. 35. Encourage to act. 37. John W. _, Democratic VP candidate on William Jennings Bryan's -third run for the presidency. 39. Aroused to vigilance. 42. In the original place. ' 44. _ Nolde, German Expressionist painter. 47. General term describing the standard category and overall character of a work. 49. At the summit. 52. Implements used to steer a boat. 53. _ Bayliss, superbike racer. 55. Salty waters. 56. Lessen the intensity of. 57. Free from irregularities. 58. _ Blame Duo, based in Milwaukee, WT. 59. Scorch. 60. Large amounts. 62. Federal health agency in Atlanta.

NEWS FLASH! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CIRCUS PERFORMERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ARE COMING! THE 2006 edition of the world renowned INTERNATIONAL ALL STAR CIRCUS will bring its new age, animal free circus to Old Westbury on Saturday & Sunday, April 1st at 2:00 & 7:00 pm and April 2nd at 2:00 & 6:00 pm, at SUNY College at Old Westbury Clark Center Gym, 233 Store Hill Rd. The 2006 edition promises to be 120-minutes of exciting, breath-taking, live entertainment for both children and adults. You will be entertained by the greatest circus performers from the USA, ' Mexico, Argentina, Russia, Germany and more. Just to mention a few of the acts scheduled to appear with the 2006 tour. THE WORLD FAMOUS STRONG MAN GULLIVER From Russia will have you wondering how does he do it. Watch as he attempts the impossible leap of faith when he dives through the spinning swords. /

The AMAZING SIMON ARESTOV Born in Russia he is 2nd generation Circus performer. He will amaze you on the Rolla Bola (balancing on cylinders). Simon has performed around the world since the young age of four years old. ELANA winner of the Bronze clown award at the 2006 Monte Carlo Circus Festival. She is one of the circus world's youngest (14 years old) and incredibly flexible contortionists, she has more bends than the Mississippi river. COCO KRAMER You can't forget the World renowned circus clown, he wrote the book on laughter. Watch as he rides the worlds Smallest Bicycle. Don't forget to get your FREE children's coupons (12 years old and younger) admitted FREE with paid adult, also BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ADULT] coupons available at area fast foods and local merchants. Come early and enjoy the activities, doors open one hour prior to the first performance.


Legislature reviews electric shock treatment from page 2 Pupil Personnel Services, a psychologist, a special education teacher, a general education teacher, a parent representative, the parent or legal guardian, and any representative the parent would like to invite. Under some circumstances a school nurse, speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, guidance counselor, teacher assistant or other school administrator may be used as needed." If the services the student needs are not available within the district, an out-of-district placement is considered. Applications are made to appropriate State Education Department approved, instate programs. The parents and student visit.the in-state school or program. The

school or program might reject the student or the parent may decline acceptance. According to school district guidelines, rejections may occur when the program determines that its services are not an appropriate match for the student's needs. If no satisfactory in-state placement is 'made, the State Education Department is contacted for approval to consider out-ofstate applications. An Interstate Compact application must be completed by the district and returned to the state for approval. The out-of-state program or school then contacts the parent and the district to arrange for an appointment and visit to the school. The out-of-state program or school then notifies the parent and district of rejection or acceptance to the pro-

gram. The school district is then notified when the parent accepts placement into the program or school and a CSE meeting is held for a program and placement review. If parent is in agreement they sign a CSE Summary sheet, which outlines the educational program, class size, any related services, recommended modifications, transportation needs and development of the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). The Freeport schools said that placement can be made only with parental input and approval and parents can request a change in placement at any time. According to the school district, under federal regulation, the CSE must re-convene to consider a change in placement.

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In closing In the meantime, the Freeport boy remains at the Rotenberg Center. He is no longer receiving the electric shock therapy. "The school says he is regressing but now he's not complaining of being shocked," said Mr. Mollins.

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"They are not applying themselves," replied one boy. o" "It's the environment - the gangs," m. said one girl. Another girl agreed. "They bring their 1 social life into the schools and they don't care." But a third student added that "it's â&#x20AC;˘o much better since Ms. Pierre came here. There are no colors and fewer fights." "I make sure that I communicate my expectations which are very high, and there are severe consequences for your actions," said Ms. Pierre. "We want every student to graduate with a diploma," said the Commissioner. "Would it be helpful if we set a graduation target that is higher, let's say at 70 percent instead of 64 percent [the present graduation target for New York State high schools]?" "Yes," replied Ms. Pierre, "but sometimes we need more than four years, otherwise we are given a derogatory mark. Some students need to learn.the language and then learn the curriculum. It is frustrating." "That's the thing about accountability, schools are not given credit for success," said Dr. Eric Eversley, superintendent of Freeport schools. "If you come [into the school system] as a junior and you graduate in August [instead of June] it looks like we fail. Some of these students are not even counted in the data." Commissioner Mills thought it might be possible to have both a four and five year target for students.

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Studying for tests or for learning i Students complained that many times ;they were taught "to take the test," as ione boy expressed it. ', "I'm not good at standardized tests. I ifeellike we're just taught to pass the .Regents," said one girl. Commissioner Mills told students it ,was possible to "learn how to study. I Istudy every day. We all do. It's a life;long process." ; "We now have a study skills curriculum going into ninth grade," added Ms. Pierre. Student reaction to forum i Morgan Miller thought the exchange with Commissioner Mills was "worth,while but I'd like to meet with my legislators more often, to discuss these 'issues." Joanna Gorry said, "I think we gave >them some insight into what Freeport is 'all about," and Teresa Lopez added, "I have spoken with our representatives .before and nothing has changed, but I Jfelt it was informative to them." Another student named Geraldine said that she felt there weren't any dis'cussions about "the good points. Some of our teachers really do care and not everyone is cut-out for school. You can't . force kids but the teachers try. We have Igood athletic teams and the coaches who work with the them require a minimum number of hours [of studying] to play. There's also students teaching students [program]. A lot of effort is put into the students," she said.

STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER RICHARD MILLS tours Freepo.rt Higjh School with administrators, students and school board members.

THE COMMISSIONER LISTENS to student concerns during a seminar held at the hjgh school.

In the service been wounded in combat within Army Spec. ROBERT D. DAVIS has Afghanistan may receive the medal been decorated with the Afghanistan 1 regardless of the number of days Campaign Medal and the Global War served in country. on Terrorism Service Medal for particThe Global War on Terrorism Service ipating in Operation Enduring Medal â&#x20AC;˘ is awarded to members of the Freedom in Afghanistan. He has Armed Forces of the United States who returned to the 29th Support Group, serve or have served in military operaKaiserslautern, Germany. While in tions to combat terrorism, as defined by Afghanistan, the company soldiers such regulations, on or after September provided logistical support to all U.S. and coalition forces units in the i 11,2001, and before a terminal date to be prescribed by the secretary of defense. Afghan theater of operations. Army Spec. Davis is an administraThe Afghanistan Campaign Medal is awarded to any member of the U.S. tion specialist with five years of miliarmed services who has performed , tary service. He is the son of Taffey Naylon of E. duty within the borders of Afghanistan Seaman Avenue, and grandson of or contiguous airspace for a period of Sharleen Naylon of Broadway, both of 30 consecutive days'or 60 non-consecFreeport. utive days. Servicemembers who have He is a 1997 graduate of Freeport been engaged in combat with an High School. enemy force, or members who have

Brookside Preserve cleanup Saturday, April 1, is your chance to help nature at the Brookside Preserve. The South Shore Audubon will be leading a cleanup which will begin at 9 a.m. at the Brookside Avenue entrance to the preserve. The entrance is on the west side of Brookside Avenue, north of Sunrise Highway and the Long Island Rail Road trestle

(Baldwin/Freeport.) Scout groups and other community organizations are welcome. Call Betsy Gulotta at 546-8841 if your group will be able to help, or for further information. All children must be supervised. Bring work gloves. A rake would also be helpful.

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Freeport rallies to Increase the Peace

SERGIO ARGUETA of STRONG Youth speaks out.

FREEPORf SCHOOL BOARD President Mike Raab, left, with Bishop Frank White of Zion Cathedral. photos by Paul Laursen

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: ACKBEE DISTRIBUTORS. LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/02/06. 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. 68 Frederick Avenue. Freeport, New York 11520. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Fl «SfiO 7/93 31/9 9 16 73 30 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY ' COMPANY. NAME: LAKEWOOD RANCH ESTATES LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/13/05. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2106. 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 Alexander Jacobson. P.O. Box 206, Oceanside, New York 11572. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #560 6x 2/23. 3/2. 9. 16. 23. 30 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: EMPIRE DEVELOPMENT GROUP LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/18/05. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2106. 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 Alexander Jacobson, P.O. Box 206, Oceanside, New York 11572. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL#561 6x 2/23. 3/2. 9. 16. 23. 30 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: KANKESHWAR LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/16/1996. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2071. 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 Yankee Clipper Motor Lodge, 295 South Main Street, Freeport, New York 11520. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL #563 6x 2/23. 3/2. 9. 16. 23. 30 Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name CVM ASSOCIATES, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/27/05. 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, 53 E. Merrick Rd.. Suite 219. Freeport. NY 11520. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL «.<vSR 6x 3/7. 9 16 23 3D 4/iS

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: KSN ENTERPRISES LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) On 2/22/06. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2099. 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. 1010 Northern Blvd.. Baldwin. New York 1 ISlO.Purpose: for any lawful purpose. FL #570 6t 3/2. 9. 16. 23 30. 4/6 Notice of Format/on of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: East Coast Motorcycle Leather, LLC, Articles of Organization filed with New York's Secretary of State (NYSS) on January 27, 2006. Off ice.Location: c/o 289 South Ocean Avenue, Freeport. NY 11520. NYSS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall

mail copy of process of LLC, to: J. James Carriero, Esq., 29-53 Butler Street, East Elmhurst NY 1 1 369. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. FL 571 6T 3/2. 9. 16. 23. 30. 4/6 _ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE LIMITED UABIUTY COMPANY. NAME: LONG ISLAND VEIN CARE & SURGERY. PLLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/03/06. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the PLLC., 77 North Centre Avenue, #306, Rockville Centre, New York 1 1570. Purpose: For the practice of the profession of Medicine. Fl afiRI ft* MO 1iS 9.3 3n 4M 13 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MEGA-BRUCHA LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/21/06. 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 Joshua E. Fink. 1882 East 14th Street, Brooklyn, New York 1 1229. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORKCOUNTY OF NASSAU AAMES FUNDING CORPORATION DBA AAMES HOME LOAN. Plaintiff, against STEPHEN R, GOODMAN, et al. Defendant®. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated October 3rd 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, New York, on the 1 1th day of April; 2006, at 11:30 AM., premises lying and being in the County of Nassau. Said premises being known as 287 Pennsylvania Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520. Section: 36; Block: 521; Lot: 47. Approximate amount of lien $244,803.41 plus Interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to filed judgment and terms of sale. Index* 02002629. Scott Guardino, Esq., Referee Eschen. Frenkel & Weisman. LLP Attorney® for Plaintiff 20 W. Main Street, Bay Shore, New York 1 1 706 File# 11 043-45499 FL #fiS3 4y 3/9. 16 ?3 30 _ SUPREME COURT-COUNTY OF NASSAU GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff against NDIDI U. JIBUIKE, Defendant®. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered September 27, 2005. 1, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola N.Y. on the llth day of April, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. premises Beginning at the corner formed by the intersection of the Northerly side of Parsons Avenue with the Westerly side of Frederick Avenue; being a plot 50 feet by 100 feet by 50 feet by 100 feet. Said premises known as 79 Parsons Avenue. Freeport, N.Y. 11520. Tax account number: SBL #: 55-216-57. Approximate amount of lien $253,723.51 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms ofsale. Index No. 11946/04. Ira C. Podlofsky, Esq., Referee. Fein Such & Crane, LLP. Attorney® for Plaintiff. 747 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 200, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. 10977 FL #584 4x3/9. 16. 23. 1 NOTICE CEO OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff®

vs. ANNETTE SHOMARI, et al, Defendant® Attorney (s) for Plaintiff(s): Rosicki, Rosickl & 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 or about January 21, 2005, 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 April 11, 2006 at 9:00 AM Premises known as 130 Pennsylvania Avenue, Roosevelt, New York 11575 ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Roosevelt, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York. Section: 55 Block: 423 Lot: 9 As more particularly described-in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained In said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $215,262.20 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 9287/04 JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN, Esq., REFEREE FL5884T3/9. 16.23.30 Take notice of the formation of a Professional Service Limited Liability Company. The Armstrong Law Firm, PLLC, In existence with the Secretary of State of New York (the SSNY) as of February 22, 2006. The LLC's New York Office is located in Nassau County and is engaged in the practice of law. The SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against It may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is C/O LLC, 3456 Courtney Place, Baldwin, New York, 11510. FL S91 1ST 3/9 1A 73 30 4M 13 NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A., Plaintiff, AGAINST COMPTON FUNG, ET. AL, Defendant(s). Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 2/28/2005, I. the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Village of Mineola, New York, on 4/18/2006 at 11:30 AM, premises known as 67 East Milton 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 Incorporated Village of Freeport, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section, Block and Lot: 55-254-187 and 1.90. Approximate amount of lien $246.186.09 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #014115/04. Eugene J. Brannlgan, Esq.. Referee, STEVEN J. BAUM, P.C.. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-1291 Dated: 3/7/2006 FL5994T3/16. 23. 30, 4/6 ; NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT. NASSAU COUNTY. MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS. INC.. Pltf. vs. DANIEL RIVAS. Deft. Index #011199/02. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Oct. 1, 2003, I will sell at public auction at the north front steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd., Minepla. NY on Apr. 18, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. prem. k/a 19 Wilshire Court, Freeport, NY a/k/a Section 62. Block 093, Lot 0890-0. Said property located on the northerly side'of Wilshire Court, 488.71 ft. easterly from the corner formed by

the intersection of. the easterly side of Grove St. with the northerly side of Wilshire Court, being a plot 100 ft. x 50 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $277,313.69 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. JOHN E. RYAN. Referee. DRUCK-. MAN & SINEL, Attys. for Pitt.. 242 Drexel Ave., Westbury, NY. #65760 FL#600P4x3/16. 23. 30/4/6 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF NASSAU Wall Street Mortgage Bankers LTD. d/b/a Power Express Plaintiff, AGAINST Earl Fullerton, et. al.. Defendant® Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 10/4/2005 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the calendar control part (CCP) of the Supreme Court. 100 Supreme Court Drive. Mineola on 4/25/2006 at 11:30 AM premises known as 3 Charlick Place, Freeport, New York 11520 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being In the Incorporated Village of Freeport. Town of Hempstead. County of Nassau and State of New York Section, Block and Lot: 55-345-144, 145 & 146 Approximate amount of lien $244,913.64 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #9430/05 Anthony J. Cincotta, Esq., Referee Steven J. Baum. PC., Attorney for Plaintiff. P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-1291 Dated: 3/15/2006 FL #605 4X 3/23. 30. 4/6. 13 SUPREME COURT-COUNTY OF NASSAU MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., Plaintiff against WILLIAM ELLIOT JENKINS. UNDA JENKINS, etal, Defendant®. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on September 20, 2005. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction In the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. on the 25th day of April, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. premises Beginning at a point on the northerly side of Independence Avenue, an actual distance of 311.16 feet easterly from the intersection of the northerly side of Independence Avenue with the old easterly side of North Main Street (before widening); running thence northerly in a straight line forming a right angle with the northerly side of Independence Avenue 122 feet to a point; thence easterly 37.5 feet in a line parallel with the northern side of Independence Avenue .to a point; thence southerly in a line forming a right angle with the northerly side of Independence Avenue, thence westerly along the northery side of Indepedence Avenue 37.5 feet to the point or place of beginning. Said premises known as 28 Independence Avenue, Freeport, N.Y. 11520, Section: 55 Block: 364 Lot: 29. Approximate amount of lien $274,524.43 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 5213/05. Willis Carmen, Esq., Referee. Davidson. Fink. Cook. Kelly & Galbraith, LLP. Attorney® for Plaintiff. 28 East Main Street, Suite 1700. Rochester. New York 14614 FL #607 4x 3/23. 30. 4/6. 13 PUBUC AUCTION NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF COOPERATIVE APARTMENT

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PUBLIC NOTICES BY VIRTUE OF DEFAULT of a Collateral Note and Security agreement dated on or about July 14, 2005 between William B. Johns and Cltimortgage, Inc.. in accordance with its rights as present holder of the security. Citimortgage, inc.. by David Farrell. DCA 860-694 and/or Matthew G. O'Grady. DCA#1179829, Auctioneer, will conduct a public foreclosure sale of the security consisting of 465 shares of capital stock of Post House Owners Corp., and all right, title and interest of William B. Johns in an to the Proprietary Lease to Apartment 6I_ in the building located at 324 Post Avenue, Westbury, New York 11590 and any amendments, extensions, or replacements thereof, on April 18, 2006 at 9:45 A.M. at the North Front' steps of the Nassau County Supreme Courthouse. 262 Old Country Road. Mineola, New Yo{k. Said security will be sold subject to unpaid maintenance charges and facts as to possession, occupancy, and the physical condition of the apartment as of the date of sale. The approximate amount due to Citimortgage, Inc., is S81.858.49 plus interest, together with the expenses of the sale and attorneys fees. Dated, March 8, 2006 Jon B. Felice 8; Associates, P.C.. Attorneys for Citimortgage, Inc., 11 East 44th Street. Suite 1601, New York, New York 10017. FL #608 3x3/23. 4/6, 13 PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF COOPERATIVE APARTMENT BY VIRTUE OF DEFAULT of a Collateral Note and Security agreement dated on or about March 20, 1990 between William H. Connolly and Adrtenne Sheehan Connolly and Citibank, N.A.,'-in accordance with its rights as present holder of-the security. Citibank, N.A., by David Farrell, DCA 860-694 and/or Matthew G. O'Grady, DCA#1179829, Auctioneer, will conduct a public foreclosure sale of the security consisting of 465 shares of capital stock of Roslyn Gardens Tenants Corp., and all right, title and interest of William H. Connolly and Adrienne Sheehan Connolly in an to the Proprietary Lease to Apartment 52-2A, in the building located at 52 Edwards Street. Roslyn Heights, New Yorkl 1557 and any amendments, extensions, or replacements thereof, on April 18, 2006 at 9:30 A.M. at the North Front steps of the Nassau County Supreme Courthouse, 262 Old • Country Road, Mineola, New York. Said security will be sold subject to unpaid maintenance charges and facts as to possession, occupancy, and the physical condition of the apartment as of the date of sale. The approximate amount due to Citibank, N.A., is $86, 859.37 plus interest, together with the expenses of the sale and attorneys fees. Dated, March 8, 2006 Jon B. Felice & Associates, P:C., Attorneys for Citibank, N.A., 11 East 44th Street, Suite 1601, New York, New York 10017. FL #609 3x 3/23. 30. 4/6. 13 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU INDEX* 01 -14266 FILED; 9/17/2001 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE Plaintiff designates Nassau County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgage premises is situated. MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS. INC., Plaintiff against THE ESTATE OF FERNANDO G. COX; if he/she be living, and if he/she dead, the respective heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors, and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said Defendant who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in and to the real property described in the complaint; THE MONEY STORE; TMS MORTGAGE MICHAEL GARCIA' THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; NEW YORK STATE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; YASMIN ZEIDAN AS POSSIBLE HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF FERNANDO G. COX; GRETCHEN SALISBURY A/K/A GRETCHEN WEIR AS FIDUCIARY OF THE ESTATE OF AUDREY K. MEYER; MYRIAN ZEIDAN AS POSSIBLE HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF FERNANDO G. COX VICTOR M. ARRIARAN AS POSSIBLE HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF FERNANDO G. ZOILA SALAS AS POSSIBLE HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF ERNANDO G. COX Defendants). TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in the above entitled action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the plaintiff's attorney within twenty (20) days after the service' of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America if. designated as a defendant in this action, may answer or appear, within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. In the event that there is a deficiency in the sale proceeds, a deficiency judgment may be entered against you. NOTICE AND OBJECT OF ACTION; THE OBJECT OF THE ABOVE ACTION is to foreclose a mortgage recorded in Nassau County Clerk's office, on 7/10/1998, in LIBER 18743 of MORTGAGES, at PAGE 661, et seq. Said Mortgage was assigned by MORTGAGE ENTERPRISES CORP. To FLEET MORTGAGE CORP. By Assignment recorded on 9/9/1998 in LIBER 18898. at PAGE 568. Said

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Mortgage was assigned by FLEET MORTGAGE CORP. to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. By assignment recorded 11/14/2001 in LIBER 21587 at PAGE 12, et seq. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Thomas Feinman, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated 2/27/2006 and filed along with the supporting papers in the Nassau County Clerk's Office. 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, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, State of New York. SEC 55, BLOCK 21400, LOT 14-16 said premises known as 284 Grand Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520. SAMIT G. PATEL, ESQ., FEIN, SUCH & CRANE, LLP, Attorneys for the Plaintiff, 747 Chestnut Ridge Road. Suite 200, Chestnut Ridge, New York 10977-6218 (845) 371-4700 Our file no. AUNY 070 JR FL #6104x3/23. 30. 4/6. 13 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME; 279 SCHOLES STREET LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/23/06. 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 Neil L. Fuhrer & Assoc. LLP nm, 750 Third Avenue, 29th Floor, New York, New York 10017. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. • . Fl *611 Ay 3/23 3D. 4/6. 13 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - NORWEST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, AGAINST KEITH R. WRIGHT, SR., ET. AL, Defendant®. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 10/3/2000.1, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the North Front Steps of the Nassau County Courthouse, 262 Old Country Rd.. Village of Mineola, New York, on 4/20/2006 at 10:00 AM. premises known as 59 Brooks Avenue, 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, Block and Lot: 55-314174,175, 207. Approximate amount of lien $175.191.97 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #027141/99. Henry J. Cernitz, Esq., Referee. STEVEN J. BAUM, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-1291 Dated: 3/16/2006 . FL6124T3/23, 30, 4/6. 13 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: IKE WALKOVER MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/22/06. 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, 377 Woodmere Boulevard, Woodmere, New York 11598. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Fl #614 Ay 3/23 3d 4/6 13. 20 ?7 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: ALDRICH MANAGEMENT CO., LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the. Secretary of State of new York (SSNY) on 03/09/06. 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, 2280 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, New York 11510. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. FL#6156x3/23. 20. 4/6. 13. 20. 27 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE, FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2005-1, Pltf. vs. ANDREW P. VALLAS, et al, Defts. Index #11308/05. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Feb. 16,. 2006, I will sell at public auction on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. in the Calendar Control Part (CCP)Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY, prem. k/a 67 St. Marks Ave.. Freeport, NY a/k/a Section 62, Block 138-00, Lot 21. Said property located on the Easterly side of St. Marks Ave., 415 ft. southerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Easterly side of St. Marks Ave. with the southerly side of Ray St., being a plot 100 ft. x 50 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $433,266.93 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. CAMILLE TANYA ALLEN, Referee. DRUCKMAN & SINEL, LLP, Attys. for Pltf.. 242 Drexel Ave., Westbury, NY. #65772 FL #619P 4x 3/30. 4/6. 13. 20 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. SN COMMERCIAL. LLC, Pltf. vs. THE- UNKNOWN HEIRS-AT-. LAW, NEXT-OF-KIN. DISTRIBUTEES, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS,. TRUSTEES. DEVISEES, LEGATEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, AND GENERALLY ALL PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING UNDER, BY OR THROUGH THE DECEDENT KING SIMS, JR., BY PURCHASE. INHERITANCE. LIEN OR OTHERWISE, ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE' PREMISES DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN,. et al,- Defts. Index #04-011346. Pursuant to judg-

ment of foreclosure and sale dated Jan. 31, 2006, I will sell at public auction on Tuesday. May 2, 2006 at. 11:30 a.m. in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY, prem. k/a 84 Overton St., Freeport, NY. Said property located on the Northerly side of Overton St. 150 ft. Westerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the Northerly side of Overton St. with the Westerly side of Hudson Ave., being a plot 50 ft. x 100 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $84, 915.91 plus costs and Interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale and the right of the United States of America to redeem within 120 days from the date of sale as provided by law. PETER H. LEW, Referee. KNUCKLES & KOMOSINSKl, P.C., Attys. for Pltf., 220 White Plains Rd., 6th floor, Tarrytowa NY. #65779 FL #620P 4x 3/30. 4/6. 13. 20 NOTICE OF ANNUAL DISTRICT ELECTION, BUDGET HEARING AND VOTE OF BALDWIN UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, COUNTY OF NASSAU STATE OF NEW YORK, TO BE HELD ON May 16, 2006 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual district meeting :budget/hearing of th$ qualified voters of the Baldwin Union Free School District, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau, will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at the gymnasium 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, 2006. 2. Presentation and discussion of the budget for operation of the Baldwin Public Library for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006. 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 2005-2006, the library appropriation, and on all propositions duly filed with the Board of Education, to fill two vacancies 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 16, 2006, between the, hours of 7:OOAM and 10:OOPM. The qualified voters will fill the following vacancies: •• a. The office of Mary Jo O'Hagan, a member of the Board of Education, which term expires on June 30, 2006, for a new term commencing July 1, 2006,-and expiring on June 30, 2009. b. The office of Robert "B.A." Schoen, a member of the Board of Education, which term expires on June 30, 2006, for a new term commencing July 1, 2006, and expiring on June 30. '2009. c. The office of Anthony Tarantino, a member of the Board of Trustees, of the Baldwin Public Library, which term expires on June 30, 2006, for a new term commencing June 30, 2006, and expiring June 30, 2011, 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 2006-.07 be adopted, and that an amount to be determined 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 2006-07 be adopted, and that the amount of $3,516,815 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:OOAM until 10:OOPM 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 2006-07 for school purposes, specifying the purposes and the amount for eachwill 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:OOAM and 4:OOPM during the period of fourteen days immediately preceding said election of May 16, 2006, 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 52 qualified voters of the District, and filed in the office of the Clerk of the District between the hours of 8:OOAM and 5:OOPM 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 131 qualified voters of the District and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the District between the hours of 9:OOAM and 5:OOPM, 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 2, 2006, from 7:OOPM to 9:OOPM 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, proveato 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:OOAM to 3:OOPM 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 (2002-2005) 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 16. 2006, for the purpose of preparing a register for District meetings or elections to be held subsequent'to May 16, 2006. 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 (2002-2005) 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:OOAM and 2:OOPM on each of the five days prior to the day set for the election, except Sunday, and on Saturday by appointment only. 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 Sunday, and on Saturday by appointment only. 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, 2006 Baldwin, NY BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION BALDWIN UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD. COUNTY OF NASSAU, NEW YORK Jacqaie Ackerman, District Clerk FL621 4T 3/30. 4/13. 27. 5/11 = (continued on next page) .


PUBLIC NOTICES from previous page NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a RETAIL license number 1175484 (TEMPORARY PERMIT 1175485) for an eating place beer license has been applied for by TRES HERMANOS DE EL SALVADOR INC. to sell beer at retail in an eating place under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at 76 Merrick Road. Freeport, N.Y. 11520 for on premises consumption. FL #622 3/30, 4/6 SUPREME COURT-COUNTY OF NASSAU LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff against BERESFORD ARTWELL. et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on August 30. 2005.1, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. on the 2nd day of May, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. premises Beginning at a point on the easterly side of Brookside Avenue, 68.72 feet northerly from the intersection of the easterly side of Brookside Avenue and the northerly side of Henry Street; being a plot 116.78 feet by 70 feet by 138.84 feet by 70.12 feet. Said premises known as 470 Brookside Avenue, Roosevelt, N.Y. 11575. Tax account number: SBL#: 36-163-106. Approximate amount of lien $289,492.49 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 008360/05. Edwin J. Mulhern. Esq., Referee. Fein Such & Crane, LLP, Attorney(s) for Plaintiff, 747 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 200, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. 10977 FL #623 4x3/30. 4/6, 13,20 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU 4 Index No. 03-016294 Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for U.S. Bank, N.A., Plaintiff NOTICE OF SALE against Andrew McKiver etal Defendants ; Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale signed herein on March 29. 2005. I, the undersigned, the Referee in said judgment named, will sell at public auction on a Tuesday at 11:30 am, in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, located at 100 Supreme Court Drive. Mineola, New York 11501, County of Nassau, State of New York, on May 2. 2006. On that day, the premisesdirected by-said judgment to be sold and therein described as follows:.". • ->- : • • • _ • Said premises being known as and by street address 117 Woods Avenue. Roosevelt, New York 11575 Section: 55 Block: 417 Lot: 48. 49-50 ' 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 14, 2006 Edwin J. Mulhern, Esq. REFEREE Roach & Manniello, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff • 115 Eileen Way Syosset, N.Y. 11791 (516)364-4500

(718)463-8918 FL #624 4x 330, 4/6. 13. 20 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 4/5/2006 at 9:30 A.M. & 2: 00 P.M. to consider the following application^ and appeals: THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 9:30 A.M.

301 /06. - 302/06. WANTAGH- Brooklyn Federal Savings Bank, Renewal of grants: to maintain one illuminated roof sign on pylon, overall size 18' x 5'; to maintain one illuminated roof sign on'pylon, overall size 18' x 5'.,N/W cor. Wantagh Ave. & Jerusalem Ave., a/k/a 1164 Wantagh Ave. 303/06. WEST HEMPSTEAD -Mark Weipoldt, Renewal of grant to use premises for coini operated laundromat.,N/E cor. Hempstead Tpke. & Buckingham Rd., a/k/a 112 Hempstead Tpke. 304/06. NR GARDEN CITY - Crown Atlantic Co., LLC., Renewal of grant to maintain 7' & 8' high fences.,N/s Commercial Ave., 43.46' W/4 Long Island Railroad R.O.W.. a/k/a 671 Comrfiercial Ave. 305/06. MERRICK -Martin J. & Angela J. Dempsey. Install & maintain 5' & 6' high fence larger than pool installation area.,N/s Zana Ct., i 93' E/o Madison PL, a/k/a 1875 Zana Ct. 306/06. N. BELLMORE - Donald & Elissa Brennick, Maintain 6' high fence larger than pool installation area.,S/s Julia La., 320.79' E/o Elderberry Rd., a/k/a 1248 Julia La. 307/06. POINT LOOKOUT - Francis & Karen Brown, Variances, front yard average setback, lot area occupied, side yard, rear yarc|, construct dwelling, roofed over porch, rear :i -story wood deck, 1st & 2nd story side woodidecks and shower enclosure (demolish existing structures).^^ Garden City Ave., 375' S/o Beech St., a/k/a 120 Garden City Ave. 308/06. - 309/06. ELMONT-Marie G. Sauvaget, Variance, side yard, maintain cellar entrance attached to dwelling; Maintain d high fence.,W/s Oakley Ave., 100' N/o Rosser St., a/k/a 372 Oakley Ave. 310/06. - 311/06. EAST MEADOW-William Bliss & Elizabeth Ackerler, Variance, side yard, maintain detached garage; Maintain 6;' high fence.,S/s. Falcon St., 501.33' E/o Newbridge Rd., a/k/a 2520 FalcoaSt. . ! ; 312/06.'BALDWIN-John F. Kinstel, Maintain 6' high fence.,S/s Ashland Ave., 125' E/o Walnut ' St., a/k/a 492 Ashland Ave. 313/06. WEST HEMPSTEAD - Mable Brown, Install 6' high fence., S/E cor. Champlain Ave. & Owasco Rd., a/k/a 579 Champlain Ave."! 314/06. - 317/06. POINT LOOKOUT-815 .Lido Corp.,Use premises to maintain outdoor dining (special exception); Use premises to maintain restaurant with 2 apartments above; waive offstreet parking; Special exception to maintain accessory structure (shed) in front yard setback on Garden City Ave.; Variance, front yard setback on Garden City Ave.. maintain awning.,S/E cor. Lido Blvd. & Garden City Ave., a/k/a 85 Lido Blvd. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 318/06. NR ISLAND PARK - 4160 Realty] Corp., Use premises for proposed Laundromat (80 washers - 60 double-dryers).,S/W cor.' Austin Blvd. & Trafalgar Blvd. running thru to Industrial PL, a/k/a 4160 Austin Blvd. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) 319/06. ELMONT- Peter Rossi, Variances, subdivision of lot, lot area, front width from and on street line to front setback line, front yard aver-

age setback, construct dwelling with garage (demolish existing structures).,W/s Litchfield Ave., 100' S/o Arlington Ave, 320/06. ELMONT- Peter Rossi, Variances, subdivision of lot, lot area, front width from and on street line to front setback line, front yard average setback, construct dwelling with garage.,W/s Litchfield Ave.. 140' S/o Arlington Ave. 9:30 A.M. RE-ADVERTISEMENT 14/06. EAST MEADOW-RKG Development. lnc..Variance. side yard, use variance to construct building for auto parts store in Res. "B" District (not permitted).,N/s Hempstead Tpke., 83.60' W/o Bailey Ave., a/k/a 2087 Hempstead Tpke. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL BE CALLED STARTING AT 2:00 P.M. 321 /06. WANTAGH -John & Audery Naversen, Install 8' high fence., N/s Ewell PI.. 540' W/o Cornelius Ave., a/k/a 2933 Ewell PI. : 322/06. WANTAGH -Stephanie & Andrew Boden, Variance, rear yard, construct 2nd story to dwelling.,N/W cor,. Yale Ct. & Princeton Dr. So., a/k/a 1764 Yale Ct. 323/06. POINT LOOKOUT-Glen & Leslie Simmons. Variances, height, lot area occupied, side yard,' side yards aggregate, exceeds number of stories, construct 2-story addition above proposed carport & 3rd story roof deck all • attached to dwelling.,W/s Lynbrook Ave., 3?0' S/o Beech St., a/k/a 115 Lynbrook Ave. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) ; 324/06. - 325/06. LIDO BEACH-Charles H. & Janice B. Rexer, Variances, front yard average setback, rear yard, construct dwelling with 2car garage (demolish existing dwelling); Variance, front yard average setback, install pool equipment in conjunction with proposed pool: maintain 5' high fence larger than pool installation area.,E/s Woodhail St., 350' N/o Ocean Blvd.. a/k/a 59 Woodhail St. 326/06. MERRICK-James J. Louros. Variances, subdivision of lot, lot area, front width from and on street line to front setback line, construct dwelling with garage (demolish existing dwelling).,W/s Wynsum Ave., 786.4' S/o Merrick \Rd. 327/06. MERRICK-James J. Louros, Variances, subdivision of lot, lot area, front width from and on street line to front setback line, construct dwelling with garage.,W/s Wynsum Ave., 836.4' S/o Merrick Rd. 328/06. GARDEN CITY EAST - AVR Realty/Rose 711, LLC., Permission to exceed floor areaTatio to construct 3-level accessory parking structure within existing parking lot.,N/s Stewart Ave., 100' W/o Commercial Ave., a/k/a 711 Stewart Ave. (Negative Declaration issued under S.E.Q.R.) • 329/06. - 330/06. UNIONDALE - Sandra Y . Pineda, Variances, subdivision of lot, front width from and oh street'line'to'front setback line,' side yard, side yards aggregate, maintain dwelling on a lesser lot; Construct accessory structure higher & larger than permitted., W/s Paff Ave., 298. 18' S/o Jerusalem Ave., a/k/a 560PaffAve. 1315/06. NR ISLAND PARK - Rifat Terpis, Variance, lot area occupied, maintain 2nd story & 1-story wood decks both attached to dwelling., E/s Washington Ave., 180' N/o Kent Blvd., a/k/a 238 Washington Ave. ALL PAPERS PERTAINING TO THE ABOVE HEARING ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE . BOARD OF APPEALS, TOWN HALL, I WASHINGTON STREET, HEMPSTEAD, NY 11550. Interested parties may appear at the above time and place. At the call of the Chairman, the Board will consider the Decision and Reserve Decision calendar. By order of the Board of Appeals, Gerald G. Wright, Chairman

Joseph F. Pellegrini, Secretary to the Board of Appeals FL 625 IT 3/30 SUPREME COURT-COUNTY OF NASSAU LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, Plaintiff against I STEVE KERSAINT, et al Defendant®, 'Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on March 2, 2006. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the I Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola. N.Y. on the 2nd day of May, 2006 at UJ 11:30 a.m. premises Beginning at a point in the westerly side of Rogers Place; 100 feet distant in a southerly direction from the southwest corner of Rogers Place and Independence Avenue; being a plot 100 feet by 100 feet by 100 feet by 100 feet. Said premises known as 11 Rogers Place. Freeport, N.Y. 11520. Tax account number: SBL #: 56-367-750-753. Approximate amount of lien $359,203.54 plus interest and costs. D Premises will be sold subject to provisions of W filed judgment and terms of sale., Index No. 017061/05. Ronald Morelli, Esq., Referee. Fein Such & Crane. LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 747 Chestnut Ridge Road Suite 200 Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. 10977 626J4x3/30, 4/6. 13.20 FL #626 NOTICE ncE(OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU - CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, AGAINST MULDREU SIMONS, ET. AL., Defendant®. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated 9/12/2005,1, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the calendar control part (CCP) of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, on 5/2/2006 at 11:30 AM, premises known as 19 Linden Place, Roosevelt, NY 11575. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Roosevelt, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section, Block and Lot: 55480-574 thru 577. Approximate amount of lien $166,206.87 plus Interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #006535/05. Louis John Milone. Esq., Referee, STEVEN J.'BAUM, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 1291, Buffalo, NY 14240-1291 Dated: 3/22/2006 FL 627 4T 3/30. 4/6, 13,20 • •. • ' •_' .PUBLIC NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Board 'meeting of the Incorporated Village?'ofc Freeport, scheduled to be held on April 13, 2006 has been cancelled. BY ORDER OF THE PLANNING BOARD Carolyn Thomas, Village Clerk FL629 2T 3/30, 4/6 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP. NAME: BESSIE SEIFFERT FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP. Application for Authority was filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/08/06. The LP was originally filed with the Secretary of State of Idaho on 09/15/2005. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LP upon whom process against it may served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LP, 420 Wyckford Place, Apex, North Carolina 27539. FL #630 6x 3/30, 4/6, 13, 20. 27, 5/14

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$40,000 to $75,000 per child at BOCES. VO Another cost is incurred for investigations regarding children who might be illegally attending Baldwin's schools. In 2004-05, there were 200 investigations for 237 students and 25 students were excluded. Thus far this year, 76 investigations have been conducted of 92 students and 18 have been excluded. u> Many other costs - for books, sup- o plies, library books, etc. - are based on per pupil allocations. This year, the district is "restoring the 10 percent cut last year from all supplies, and then adding a little," to get those categories back on track. The same is true for classroom equipment and furniture whose costs were temporarily curtailed after several o bond issues. Special allocations are also proposed for new leveled reading libraries for grades 3-5 and for elementary school mathematics textbooks and workbooks. The complexity of state aid formulas was also noted. Mr. Levenstien said that "sometimes you only get aid 'C' if you have spent money for 'A' and 'B.' " Inother cases, there are reimbursements for computer aid if the items are for education and not administration. In other cases, administrative aid is forthcoming if it flows through BOCES. A final explanation regarding a popular and successful new interscholastic activity reflects the kind of decisions the board must make. The high school robotics team now receives $20,000 to cover the cost of preparing a robot for one competition - supplies, transportation to the event, and a stipend for staff. If the students are successful, they must "then furidraise for the expenses involved in further competition. It is this kind of detail which the board considers as it attempts to fulfill both the letter of the law as well as its mission commitment to educate each child in the district. It is at these budget hearings that adjustments to budgets, technology changes to increase efficiency and reduce costs, while at the same time responding to growing student needs and parent requests are all balanced.

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from page 5 be further increased by next week is that for an additional nurse. Residents have recently spoken at several board meetings and have completed petitions requesting that there be a nurse at each school in the district. Some of the smaller schools share a nurse but increased mainstreaming of children in more fragile health and the importance of crisis intervention for all children have prompted parents to request the change. Board President James Scannell noted that another 1.5 nurses would be needed to provide nurses at all schools and that issue was added to the list being developed by Superintendent Robert Britto for further discussion. . In addition to the nurse and another nurse's aide, several minor increases in staff are proposed at the middle school and high school. In special education, two additional teachers, one psychologist and 1.5 Language, Speech and Hearing teachers are proposed. These items will be further discussed. An interesting proposal includes moving required education for suspended students from an at-home program with traveling teachers to a program which would be housed at the District Office. Both cost savings and better monitoring of the program are projected. Additional costs are also required for the scoring of standardized tests. BOCES charges $1.50 for scoring the multiple-choice portion of these tests and the district incurs additional costs for 20 substitute teachers when regular teachers must score the lengthier por-_ tions of the tests. In discussing special education, it was noted that the district tries to bring as many students back to the district as possible. Mr. Scannell stressed that the reasons are primarily educational, not financial, although cost savings usually result. However, when the district does not have sufficient students to form a class for children with specialized needs or when the needs require out-of-district placement, those costs can range from

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The Baldwin Public Library encourages you to make sure you have the smartest card - a library card - in your wallet. All residents of the Baldwin School District are entitled to a free library card. Get access to the wealth of books, magazines, videos/DVDS, CDs and computer and Internet resources as well as live entertainment with a myriad of programming choices all available to library cardholders. Did you know that the library offers free computer classes at beginner and advanced levels? Laptop users can access the library's wireless system. Check out our media collection or ask about the museum pass program. We have passes to top museums that save you the admission fee - perfect for a family outing. Get the card that provides access to entertainment and education. Visit the Library now or on Sunday, April 2, when we celebrate the sixth annual Baldwin Public Library Day from 1-5 p.m. Baldwin Public Library is "in the Heart of the Community." For more information, please call the library at 223-6228 or visit us on the web at www.nassaulibrary.org/baldwin.

Boating safety On two consecutive Tuesdays, April 4 and 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Captain Simone will conduct a New York State approved Boating 'Safety Certificate course. All personal watercraft operators age 10 and up must have this certification. Adult boaters also need this course. A registered attending adult must accompany children under the age of 14. This safety certificate is good for life and boat owners may receive a discount on insurance premiums. Ongoing registration is at the Adult Reference Desk and checks for the $45 fee are payable to '"Captain Simone."


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Correa is March Exchange Club Student of the Month by Rosemary Garcia Guidance Counselor

David Correa shared his philosophy with me on several areas. Regarding (N education, David believes it is a gift o* and a privilege. He fears many of his peers fail to realize this. He states, the better educated you are, the more opportunities you will receive in life. Although not always a fan, he knows our curriculum enriches him and makes him a better participant in society. He hears his peers talk of becoming H famous musicians or actors. He understands that although the chances of this occurring are slim, the individual should still be educated. He says, "Take advantage of an education before the world takes advantage of you." David describes himself as outgoing, athletic, friendly, and funny. As a student he is considered to be hardworking, studious, and helpful to both his fellow students and teachers. He has" often lent a hand translating for Spanish-speaking students and parents. David asserts he has a competitive

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spirit, but still wants to see his fellow students succeed. One of his former teachers, Ms. Stolz, talked of how David participated in class regularly. His former counselor, Ms. Tapia, says "He opted to excel and take honors and AP courses. He knew these would benefit him greatly." She also adds he did not hesitate to seek extra help. Apparently, for David this is not a sign of weakness, but strength to turn to those who can assist him. David appreciates Freeport and the high school. He feels we have a great school and our school board and administration are strict with policy because they are interested in creating a better and safer learning environment. He says, "All schools have fights." Anyone who thinks Freeport High School is dangerous is "100% wrong." David feels at this school you have the chance to mingle with different people, races, and cultures. This school encourages operrmindedness. He sees prejudices pushed aside as most of.his peers attempt to get along each day.

As for Freeport itself, David says no town is a "Utopia." However, Freeport has wonderful things he has taken part in, including the Recreation Center and the Police Athletic League (PAL). There are year-round festivals and beautiful parks. David wants us all to focus on what is good in the community and not simply on the bad things that have happened. David has demonstrated his own good and generous nature. He volunteered to dress up as Santa

Claus during Christmas and visit all of the elementary and middle schools. The younger children were delighted. I have only known David this year. And not surprisingly, he has completely won me over with his sincerity and intelligence. He is friendly and confident and he is one of the truest people put forth by his family, community and school. The world is very fortunate we are about to unleash this charmer on them very soon.

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF FREEPORT honored David A. Correa as Student of the Month for March. From left are Mr. and Mrs. Correa, David with his award, club President Bill Isenberg, high school Principal Kimberlee Pierre and guidance counselor Rosemary Garcia.

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