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sider ourselves messengers, advocates, looking out for the common good of our community—Long Island. Hence, we dispatch good news to our readers. One such good news is the following response we have received from Senator Charles Schumer in response to a letter our staff writer, Thomas Humphrey, wrote to him about the state of the economy. The Senator’s letter is printed verbatim:

Dear Mr. Humphrey: Thank you for contacting me to express support for a six-month extension of the Federal Medical Assistant Percentage (FMAP) increase and an extension of the subsidy for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) health benefits, both of which were originally included as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). A publication of EC Media Group ...providing standards for 21st century media

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I agree with you that the FMAP extension is essential for mitigating layoffs, preventing property tax increases, and filling holes in state and local budgets. That is why I am pleased to report that I was a cosponsor of the amendment that included $16 billion for enhanced Medicaid reimbursement for states, which was passed by the Senate on August 5, 2010 and became law on (will insert date when BHO signs). As you know, FMAP is a Medicaid matching rate enacted in 1965 that determines the federal funding share for state Medicaid programs. The federal government matches state funds spent on Medicaid, based on the state’s FMAP. The temporary increase to FMAP was enacted in ARRA in response to the increased Medicaid caseloads and decreasing state revenues resulting from the recession. The increase is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2010. The new law will continue the additional federal assistance for six months, but would phase the level of assistance down. At the same time, the new law is fully paid for through spending reductions and will reduce our nation’s deficit, so that we can be fiscally responsible while still investing in important programs that create jobs and directly aid taxpayers. This will ensure that states continue to receive increases throughout state fiscal year 2011, which will help New York and its counties as we continue to recover from these tough economic times. I also agree that it is crucial that we provide continued support for Americans who have lost their health care coverage. As you know, COBRA provides continuation of group health coverage that otherwise might have been terminated. However, the rates for COBRA are often more expensive than they would be for active employees, which creates a difficult financial burden for families in which a worker may have recently become unemployed. I was pleased to support ARRA, and one of its important provisions was a temporary expansion of COBRA and COBRA premium reductions. Under this part of the bill, individuals who were involuntarily terminated from September 1, 2008 through December 31, 2009 could access COBRA at a reduced rate of 35% of premium costs, and could retain this coverage for up to nine months. This allowed Americans who lost their jobs to continue to receive much more affordable health care for themselves and their families. But we cannot afford to allow unemployed Americans to go without health coverage. That is why I was a proud cosponsor of an amendment by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) that would have extended eligibility for COBRA assistance. Unfortunately, this amendment never received a vote in the Senate. But as a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I am working closely with my colleagues to pass legislation that would extent the important COBRA premium reductions from ARRA. I am committed to increasing access to affordable and quality health coverage for all Americans. Thank you for contacting me about this important issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me again if I can ever be of assistance to you on this, or any other matter. Sincerely, Charles E. Schumer

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By Thomas Humphrey U.S. Senator Charles Schumer on Monday, August 9th, spearheaded a meeting with high-level officials of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), all members of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities at Briarcliffe College in Patchogue, to discuss and better understand the needs, obstacles and red tape experienced by localities as they seek to revitalize their downtown areas and promote sustainable development. Sen. Schumer is said to have pushed for the establishment of the joint venture because he saw the need to revitalize downtowns through competitiveness, better access to new job opportunities and improved transportation options. Hofstra’s Larry Levy opened the gathering, and Senator Schumer followed with a message on Smart Growth. Beth Osbourne, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy for the U.S. Department of Transportation spoke, reviewing the basic tenets of Smart Growth and then discussing why the federal government is so worried about creating Smart Growth communities. Other speakers included Adolfo Carrion, Regional Administrator for Housing and Urban Development, John Frece, Director of Sustainable Communities for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and many other. Following the speakers' presentations, a panel discussion, moderated by Vision

Long Island’s Eric Alexander and Sustainable Long Island’s Sarah Lansdale, ensued, with a question and answer session from the audience. Municipalities presenting included, Town of Babylon, Town of Brookhaven, Town of Riverhead, Town of Southampton, Town of Islip, Town of Hempstead, Town of Huntington, Town of North Hempstead, City of Glen Cove, Village of Patchogue, Village of Mineola, City of Long Beach, Village of Rockville Centre, Village of Lynbrook, Village of Farmingdale, Village of New Hyde Park, Village of Bayville, and Village of Port Jefferson. Long Island elected officials in attendance included NYS Senator Brian X. Foley, Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams, Town of Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter, Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone, Town of Babylon Supervisor Steve Bellone, Town of Brookhaven Councilpersons, Kathy Walsh, Connie Kepert and Dan Panico, Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Village of Mineola Mayor Jack Martins, Village of Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri, Village of Farmingdale Mayor George Starkie, Trustees Cheryl Parisi, and Ralph Ekstrand, New Hyde Park Trustee Don Barbieri, Village of Rockville Centre Deputy Mayor Chuck Joyce, Village of Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall, Village of Freeport Trustee Jorge Martinez, Village of Cedarhurst Mayor Andrew Parise, and Village of Valley Stream Deputy Mayor Joanne Antun.

Senator addresses group Mr. Larry Levy addresses gathering

Mr. Adolfo Carrion and state senate contestant Carol Gordon

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Mineola Mayor Jack Martins

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Congressman Steve Israel and Former Knicks superstar John Starks Join CABLEVISION’S “KNICKS Read TO Achieve Wyandanch Public Library Popular Summer Literacy Program Presented by Kia Motors Former Knicks player John Starks may be retired from playing basketball, but the famed basketball player has a new passion—promoting literacy. The former Knicks star teamed up with the New York “Knicks Read to Achieve 2010 Summer Reading Program this summer and has been touring Long Island’s school districts reading to children, ages 6 -12. On August 11, Mr. Starks appeared with Suffolk Congressman Steve Israel at Wyandanch Public Library where both men read aloud from a popular children’s book, Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride. Following the reading, the children took part in a fun “Knicks Postcard Club” quiz about the book and participated in Knicks ticket giveaways, raffles and autograph Visit us online www.lidispatch.com signings.

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By Thomas Humphrey Long Island Wins on Tuesday, August 3 unveiled its first Suffolk County legislative scorecard, tracking legislators’ votes on immigration and a range of other issues and the report proved devastating for the county. Research for the scorecard was provided by the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (DMI), a non-partisan, non -profit national think tank based in New York City. According to the report, too many Suffolk legislators have pushed irresponsible legislation and trafficked on hateful rhetoric on immigration issues, and the scorecard provides a record of those legislative failures, particularly regarding legislators often dropped the ball on immigration votes, where they missed the opportunity to protect Suffolk workers from unfair competition, fight worker exploitation, and improve overall safety through better immigration enforcement policies. “As you can tell from the scorecard, most Suffolk County legislators fall woefully short when it comes to supporting the middle class residents in their districts,” said Long Island Wins director Maryann Sinclair Slutsky.

In 2008 and 2009, the majority of Suffolk County legislators cast votes that thwarted the growth of a robust middle class among their constituency, often failing on votes concerning immigration. The scorecard rates the legislators on a variety of middle-class issues, including bills to increase energy efficiency, to create more opportunities for first-time homebuyers, and to provide affordable health care to county residents. Legislative votes on bills related to immigration also had negative consequences for Suffolk County’s middle class. Of the 18 Suffolk County legislators, 11 earned a grade of C, and two lawmakers – Ricardo Montano (D-Central Islip) and Vivian Viloria-Fisher (D-East Setauket) – earned the highest grade. Legis. DuWayne Gregory (DAmityville), received an incomplete because of his limited time serving in the legislature, but voted strongly in favor of the middle class during his limited time in office. The goal of the “Suffolk County Legislative Scorecard 2009” is to better educate Suffolk County residents about the voting patterns of their elected officials on middle class issues, which are often the issues that matter most in our communities.

For full report, go online to Long Island Wins, www.longislandwins.com. Also, visit DMI at www.drummajorinstitute.org.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy keynotes annual “Stand Up for the Homeless rally Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy was keynote speaker at the annual Stand Up for the Homeless rally which was held at the Patchogue, Long Island campus of at St. Joseph College on August 4, 2010. The event brought together 75 social service groups and 100 volunteers who organized and donated bags of food, clothing, housing information and other programs to over 500 homeless people. In his address, the County Executive underscored the reality of homelessness on Long Island and encouraged the volunteers to continue to work hard to fight homelessness and to continue to locate appropriate housing for members of our

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area who find themselves in the situation of homelessness. President and author Sanford Hinden and Pastor Thomas Humphrey of the Long Island Men's Center were there to reach out to the Homeless helping them find jobs and homes. The number of homeless on Long Island is estimated at 2087.

By Elseah Chea Keeping his campaign promise to beaccessible to all his constituents, Nassau County Legislator Robert Troiano (DWestbury) attended the 18th annual graduation ceremony of the Uniondale Early Childhood Center held at Changing Lives Ministry on June 29. Legislator Troiano commended the youngsters for working hard in school and urged them to keep up the good work as they begin kindergarten.

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tends an out of state college, it’s advisable to have a health care proxy in the child’s home state, as well as in the state in which the child attends college. Make sure to have your child provide a copy of his or her health care proxy to the campus health center as well.

For more information, visit Senator Hanno n’s web site at www.kemphannon.com and click on “Useful Links For Making Your Own Health Care Decisions” under the Services column at the bottom of the homepage. You can also call Senator Hannon’s Community Office at 739-1700.

By staff reporter Republican Congressional candidate Frank Scaturro will be available every Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at campaign headquarters to meet constituents. The campaign is located at 87 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Square, NY 11010. Anyone who would like to share their concerns about the direction our nation is headed, or would like to meet the „new Republican voice‟ in the race to unseat Carolyn McCarthy, is encouraged to stop by any Friday. “I have been all over the district in the past year, and will continue to travel around and meet as many people as possible” said Scaturro, “I also want to make sure I am available to Nassau County residents who would like to take more time to talk to me about the problems we face, and the representation they want in Washington.” “Carolyn McCarthy has failed to remain accountable to our community, and we deserve better. I will always make time for the people who make this county great” concluded Scaturro. Frank Scaturro is a Republican and Conservative candidate for Congress in New York’s 4th district. To schedule an interview with Frank email doug@frankscaturro.com or call (914) 479-8859

Hannon Encourages parents to get health proxy for their college kids State senator and ranking member of the Senate Health Committee, Senator Kemp Hannon, is encouraging all parents and guardians of students going away to college to obtain a health care proxy before the students leaves. “As parents, the last thing we want to think about is the possibility of our children ending up in the hospital while away at school, but we need to always be prepared for the worst,” said Senator Hannon. Health care proxy assures parents that if a medical problem arises while their children are away at school, their privacy rights under HIPAA will not prevent them from accessing medical information and making appropriate health care decisions for the children. The communiqué from Senator Hannon further advises that if the child at-

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Nassau County Bar Association Awards Church Group Bone marrow sought for young girl $12,000 Grant The Nassau County Bar Association’s charitable arm, the WE CARE Advisory Board, in July awarded the Long Island Council of Churches (LICC) a $12,000 grant to help the LICC feed individuals and families in crisis and provide other essential social services for poverty-stricken residents of Nassau County. The LICC, Long Island’s largest ecumenical and interfaith organization, operates an emergency food center located at 450 North

Main Street in Freeport. The group also provides other social services from its Hempstead facility located at 1644 Denton Green on the corner of Fulton Avenue and Washington Street in Hempstead. “We are deeply grateful to the Nassau County Bar Association for its latest gift,” said Wally Merna, Freeport Emergency Food Center manager. Without WE CARE’s faithful support, we would have to turn away many hungry people.”

The LICC unites diverse Christians to work together to serve people in need on Long Island and promotes understanding between Christians and non-Christians. Through partnerships with hundreds of congregations and more than 40 public and private health and social service agencies, the LICC provides emergency food, housing, prescription assistance, transportation assistance, chaplaincy services in the jails, disaster relief, advocacy and

education for a wide range of social issues including affordable housing, adequate health care, the environment, social, racial and gender equality, anti-poverty and anti-bias programs, prison reform, substance abuse and domestic violence programs. To reach the group, contact Rev. Tom Goodhue, LICC executive director at 516-5650290, ext. 206 or e-mail him at: tomgoodhue@optonline.net

Nassau County Executive Mangano, Legislator Troiano Announced Federal $75K Grant for Project Grad Long Island

Zion Cathedral Rallies the African American & Hispanic community to join the Bone Marrow Registry and Help Save the life of Shannon Tavarez The only child of an African America mother and a Hispanic father, Shannon is now fighting against time to find a compatible marrow donor. She is looking for her genetic twin, which is always easier to find within someone's own heritage. Due to her being a part of an ethnicity minority on the Be the Match Registry, the largest marrow donor registry in the world, it is imperative that African-Americans and Hispanics step up and register as possible donors. There are 8 million people on the Be The Match Registry®, but only 600,000 -- or 7% -- are African Americans. To register, go online to www.dkmsamericas.com

Pic’d with students from Project GRAD’s Summer Academy Physics-Aviation Program at the Cradle and various Westbury School District representatives are: Brumsic Branson, Science Chair, Westbury School District; Andrew Parton, Executive Director, The Cradle of Aviation Museum; Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano; Nassau County Legislator Robert Troiano; Bethpage Federal Credit Union President and CEO, and Chair of Project GRAD LI, Kirk Kordeleski; Dr. Kim Arias, Director of Programs, Project GRAD.

By staff writer Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, joined by Legislator Robert Troiano, President/CEO of Bethpage Federal Credit Union Kirk Kordelski, Westbury High School administrators, and Project Grad students on July 27 announced a $75K Federal Community Development Block Grant for Project GRAD Long Island to help support Project GRAD, a college readiness initiative benefiting Westbury Middle School and High School Students. “This grant will ensure that Project GRAD can continue its good work here in the Westbury community and continue to help make a posi-

tive impact on many students’ lives in the years to come, said Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. Legislator Robert Troiano applauded Project GRAD for its work in the Westbury community, adding “It’s important to provide students and their families living in Westbury with a range of tools and opportunities that can help inspire them and underscore the importance of higher education. Project GRAD has succeeded in Westbury because of the many strong partnerships it has forged. I am thrilled to support Project GRAD in any way I can.” “I want to thank County Executive Ed Mangano for his leadership and support in helping provide this $75K

grant to Project GRAD Long Island. I also want to thank Nassau County Legislator Robert Troiano, who was instrumental in bringing Project GRAD to Westbury,” said Kirk Kordeleski, President and CEO, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, and Chair of the Project GRAD Long Island Board. The mission of Project GRAD is to ensure a quality public education for all students in economically disadvantaged communities so that high school and college graduation rates increase. Project GRAD provides comprehensive college readiness services and professional development in partnership with school districts. Project GRAD Long Island Scholarship Program provides up to

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$6,000 in college scholarship funds to qualified Project GRAD Scholars from the Roosevelt and Westbury Union Free School Districts. The scholarship is available to all graduating high school seniors who maintain a cumulative GPA of 81 (3.0) or above, graduate with a Regents Diploma and attend two Project GRAD-organized college summer institutes, take the SAT, and complete their high school studies on time. Project GRAD Long Island graduates have taken their scholarships to institutions such as Penn State College Park, C.W. Post, the NY Institute of Technology, Adelphi University, SUNY Stony Brook and Hofstra University, among others. For more information, please visit www.projectgradli.org.

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SUNY Oswego names business school center for insurance industry Douglas Melzer named leader Lenz chairman of hospital SUNY Oswego has named the foundboard of directors ing of a new endowed educational cenCompiled by Elseah Chea

Merrick resident Douglas Melzer was on June 21 named chairman of the board of directors of the NassauSuffolk Hospital Council (NSHC), the association that represents Long Island’s hospitals. He will serve for two terms. Mr. Melzer is currently CEO of Long Beach Medical Center. He previously worked at the Department of Health for New York City. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served as chairman of the Continuing Health Services Committee of the Healthcare Association of New York State. Melzer holds an MBA from Wagner College and has served as a clinical instructor in the Graduate School of Public Administration at New York University and a Preceptor in the School of Healthcare Policy at Pennsylvania State University.

ter, the Gordon A. Lenz Center for Finance, Insurance, and Risk Management in the School of Business. The Lenz Center will support the first dedicated four-year program to focus on insurance and risk management studies in the SUNY system. Gordon Lenz, a Long Island resident, is a 1958 graduate of S U N Y Oswego and a member of the Oswego C o l l e g e Foundation board of directors, is w i d e l y known and respected insurance Gordon A. Lenz industry innovator. Mr. Lenz serves as chairman and CEO of Cue Brokerage Corp., a commercial property and casualty insurance agency. He is on the board of directors of Gold Coast Bank, the Thomas Hartman Foundation for Parkinson Research, the Insignia Insurance Co. and the Digital Stone Fabrication Co. He previously served as president of the Suffolk County Life Underwriters and on the board of the American Medical Insurance Co.

Baldwin resident named chair of Briarcliffe College Criminal LI Hospital Council Justice and Paralegal CEO Named CEO of Hospital Association for Studies Department Hudson Valley Region Baldwin resident Francis J. Balducci was on June 30 named as chair of Briarcliffe College Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies Department. A retired poBalducci lice officer, Mr. Balducci served as a senior research analyst with the Criminal Justice Bureau, a training coordinator for the Office of Management and Budget, and a legal curriculum coordinator and senior instructor with the Police Academy during his 20 years with the New York City Police Department. Mr. Balducci has earned two master's degrees in public administration and in criminal justice policy and administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

Kevin Dahill, president/CEO of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC) was on July 19 named president/CEO of NSHC’s sister organization, the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association (NorMet), headKevin Dahill quartered in Newburgh, New York. The NSHC and NorMet share common health/hospital policy concerns related to suburban areas and, for the past five years, have maintained an advocacy collaboration known as the Suburban Health Care Alliance. Both the NSHC and NorMet are part of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) through a management agreement, although each organization maintains its own board of directors.


SOUTH AFRICA’S WOMEN’S DAY TAKES AIM AT INEQUALITY Aug. 10 (GIN) – Following in the steps of twenty thousand women who in 1956 marched to the Union Buildings, seat of government in Pretoria to protest racist pass laws, hundreds of women marked the day, Aug. 9, known as National Women’s Day. Led by Tshwane executive mayor Gwen Ramokgopa, the march was held under the banner of "Working together for equal opportunity and progress for women." Cape Town Mayor Helen Zille, in paying tribute to the daughters and granddaughters of the women of 1956 said, “Over half a century later, on Women’s Day ... there is cause for some celebration, but much needs do be done.” A more critical note was sounded by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who faulted the African National Congress for failing to implement its own policies – especially those concerning women. "I wouldn't say the ANC has failed women ... it's the responsibility of every South African to transform society", she said. But South African women need more than annual women's rallies to solve their inequality, she said. Currently, less than 3 percent of top level directors in the private sector are Black women, while coloured and Indian women make up only 1 percent each of all top management positions, according to a new study. Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya said a planned new law would look at equal pay for equal work and "50-50 representation and participation of women in decision-making structures". The bill will be introduced in Parliament soon, she said.

AMIDST SOARING CEO SALARIES, WORKERS DEMAND ‘LIVING WAGE’ Aug 10 (GIN) – Thousands of public service workers turned out for a one day strike to demand higher salaries at a time when corporate CEOs and top government officials are enjoying skyrocketing pay packages. Speaking from the back of a truck at Tuesday’s demonstration, South African labor leader Zwelinzima Vavi wagged a finger at the rising wages of South Africa’s corporate execs in general, government ministers and even President Jacob Zuma. "If my memory serves me right he is earning more than 2.2-million rand ($312,056)," he said to shouts of disapproval. The public service workers, earning about $1,000 monthly, are seeking a 1,000 rand ($138) housing allowance and better health benefits. "We are saying to the government; 'if you have a conscience, give us better pay… We also have fami-

lies. The president has a family, a big family just like we do. He has many children to feed, just like we do'. We want geld (money)," said Vavi, leader of the labor federation Cosatu. Cosatu and the Public Servants’ Association represent more than half of the 1.3-million government employees. Also preparing to strike are metalworkers, teachers and health care professionals. Workers are not prepared to "suffer the same pain they had suffered in the past three years,” said Irvin Jim, general secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers, which has called for an indefinite strike starting this week. "Today is only a warning. This is not a strike; we are just firing a warning shot."

house arrest in a remote rural area, and it travels with him to Soweto, where he meets thousands of people and gives voice to Chief Lutuli's silenced call for a free South Africa. Professors of Film and Media Studies, Hunter College, NYC, Tami Gold and Larry Shore co-directed the 2009 film. Other films include Afrikaaps, reclaiming the apartheid-era Afrikaans to become a language of liberation; A Country for My Daughter starring Nonkosi Kumalo of the Treatment Action Campaign; A Place Without People on the Ngorogoro crater of Tanzania; and Driving with Fanon on contemporary Sierra Leone.

U.S. SEEN TO BACK A ‘GOODLUCK’ WIN IN 2011 NIGERIAN POLLS Aug. 10, 2010 (GIN) – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan may already have U.S. support locked up for a 2011 reelection bid. The rationale, according to an editorial in the Vanguard newspaper of Nigeria, is the global energy war. The “war” pits the U.S. against China and India on one hand and the unstable supply source in the Middle East and Africa on the other. The battle is to decide who controls the supply source. At stake is the $16 trillion investment in the development of oil production and distribution between 2011 to 2030 Jonathan and Obama in anticipation of a rise in energy demand of 35 per cent. Former American diplomats have been quietly meeting Nigeria’s officials of state, the paper reports, citing a recent visit by Walter Carrington, former US Ambassador to Nigeria, and a meeting between Hillary Clinton and Foreign Affairs Minister Odein Ajumogobia. A further opportunity to burnish the Nigerian leader’s credentials comes next month when Pres. Jonathan attends the UN General Assembly in NY. So far, other known aspirants to the Presidential seat are Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, Otunba Dele Mommodu and Alhaji Ibrahim Shekerau. Anti-corruption fighter Nuhu Ribadu is also hinting at a possible run. Tentative dates for the polls are Jan. 8-15, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

NEW AFRICAN CINEMA SHINES AT ‘ENCOUNTER’ FESTIVAL Aug. 10, 2010 (GIN) – Over 800 extraordinary films were reviewed and the top 50 selected for the 2010 festival of documentary films opening this week in Cape Town, South Africa. Among the highlights is an American entry, “RFK in the Land of Apartheid” which recalls a visit to South Africa by Robert F. Kennedy, junior senator from New York, during the worst years of apartheid. With archival footage from 1966, the film records his visit with the banned President of the African National Congress and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chief Albert Lutuli - living under

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result in wrinkles and crows feet later on. Trust me, I have seen the damaging effects on clients. Afterwards clean your skin as usual, but remember to apply your night cream. The benefits of a night cream is like your daytime moisturizer, with the exception that it's not combating UVB/ UVA rays or protecting you from the free radicals. The purpose is to replenish needed nutrients while moisturizing your skin overnight and increasing cellular turnover, allowing your skin to be hydrated and healthier. Be good to your skin, and it will be good to you. Be beautiful!

—Nicole Hammond is a Lic. Aesthetician & Make-up Artist who owns N2Cosmetics & Skincare in Freeport.

Real Estate Business

During the housing boom, many inspired entrepreneurs invested in the Real Estate market. I know people that invested their life savings with hopes of making a profit. The talk around town was that you could not lose with real estate. I have heard individuals with low-income state that they were not worried about getting financing. These individuals bought more than two houses. I have watched

homeowners take cash out of their homes. Instead of using the home equity as recommended, they bought other homes, cars, and open businesses. I was one of those individuals that took a home equity from my home to start a business. I took two home equity lines of credit out on one house. This is not a typo. I was so anxious to be my own boss that I never thought about the negative effects. I applied to three banks for a line of credit. The thought behind it was that whichever bank loaned me the money, I would accept the loan from that institution. Therefore, with this money, I bought a franchise. That business did not work out, and now years later, I am paying off my loans. I would have never thought that after three months as a franchise business owner I would be out of business. I do recognize that I am not the only person to cash out on my home to start a business, but this is a serious risk. I used the Real Estate as an example of getting money to start a business. The truth is Real Estate was the easiest way to

finance my franchise. I gambled without thinking what would happen in the future. Before you get excited about a new business venture, research the method of getting the start up capital. No one wants to think of the negatives, but it is very possible that you can lose. Do a budget analysis. Figure out how long it would take to get a profit. Analyze the pros and cons of the money you borrowed. After all, no one wants to end up paying off a business loan for fifteen to thirty years. Business is a risk but you should not pay for risk for a lifetime.

——Neva Helena Alexander, MS Educator for entrepreneurs, leaders, and managers She may be reached Email: admin@nevaalexander.com


Our book of the Month is Beneath the Golden Mango Tree by Trish St. Hill, an Ajani Publishing Company book. Beneath the Golden Mango Tree, a story of change, courage and betrayal. Author Trish St. Hill masterfully tells a poignant tale of an underexplored and misunderstood immigrant group—West Indians. She skillfully blends this West Indian assimilation tale with the true historic tragedy of the Garifuna people of Central America. Beneath The Golden Mango Tree is a lesson in history that teaches through friendship, humor, tears, and resilience. The book tells of a young girl's coming of age as she leaves her native land of St. Vincent to come to America. That young girl is Felicia. Felicia’s journey is every immigrant’s journey. It’s a story that is played out every and each day in the lives of many who leave their homelands, sojourn to America, or any country other than theirs.

Empire State College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s in social policy. Ms. St. Hill has been honored on numerous occasions for her work, with the most recent being a Citation she received from Nassau County Executive on July 18 for her book, Beneath The Golden Mango Tree.

Answer: The short answer is yes, you may access emergency and certain nonemergency health care programs – read below. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, (PROWRA), also known as welfare reform act of 1996 created new requirements affecting access to federally-funded programs for immigrants. Historically, undocumented immigrants were always kept out from certain federal benefits, but under PROWRA states were given the option to exclude undocumented immigrants from other public benefits. The passage of new immigration laws coupled with PROWRA have only served to further increase the level of fear and uncertainty experienced by needy, undocumented immigrants, thereby preventing them from seeking much needed health and nutrition assistance. The information provided in this article should be considered only as a guide and not legal advise. The fact that its author is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of New York should be of no moment. The writer only hopes that the information provided herein will aid the undocumented immigrant

Go online: www.trishst.hill.com www.Amazon.com www.lidispatch.com In Bookstores Bestseller Bookstore, 43 Main Street, Hempstead NY Phone: 516-564-1180 Timeout Sports Bar 4025 Brandon Gate Drive Mississagua, Canada Phone: 416-716-6478 Days Bookstore & Cloister Bookstore, Barbados W.I. Gaymes Book Center St.Vincent West Indies Or order your copy:

About the author—Trish St. Hill was born in the West Indian country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. She attended Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, then SUNY/At Old Westbury and

Question: I am an undocumented immigrant. Can I access federallyfunded state and local programs to tie me up during the present economic crisis? --RG

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and their families in their search for health and nutritional information. As mentioned in the answer, undocumented immigrants can access emergency health care programs. One such program is Emergency Medicaid, provided by the state. Other emergency and intervention services available to undocumented immigrants cover such needs as food, clothing and shelter. Additionally, their children are entitled to participate in the school’s breakfast program, the National School Lunch Program and the After School Snack Program. Lastly, children who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for public benefits, notwithstanding the immigration status of their parents or other family members. Emergency medical assistance Medical assistance for pregnant women Medical assistance for children and women who are victims of domestic violence Free and reduced school breakfast and lunch programs, After School Snack Program, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Nutrition Program Supplemental food programs for women, infants and children (WIC) K thru 12 education Headstart program Services provided by non-profit organizations and clinics. Programs that exclude undocumented immigrants are: Food Stamps Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (Some do qualify under special rules) Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Temporary Assistance to Needy

Families (TANF) Title IV Federal Student Loans Medicare/Medicaid. Emergency Medicaid is available to all immigrants without consideration of status or date of entry. It covers the treatment of emergencies, which includes labor, delivery, and prenatal care. Immigrants applying for Emergency Medicaid to cover the treatment of an emergency condition do not have to provide a social security number. In both New York and New Jersey, immigrants who cannot qualify for Medicaid on account of their immigration status are eligible for Charity Care for in-patient hospital care and outpatient health care at federally qualified health centers and many other clinics. To apply you must provide the one of the following from each category: • Income: 4 or more pay stubs, one no more than 30 days old; W-2, employer letter. • Assets: Recent bank statement or bank book • Proof of Residency: utility or cable bill, lease, letter from landlord • Identification: Passport, Driver’s License or government issued picture Identification A government agency seldom reports the immigration status of its applicants to the government for immigration enforcement – deportation. However, reporting can be triggered by fraud. Therefore, undocumented immigrants must provide accurate information as to

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income and employment when applying for certain benefits. Under no circumstances must a false social security number be provided, if you do, it could lead to deportation.

… _____Carlos Piovanetti, Esq., is the managing attorney of the Immigrant Rights Program at OLA of Eastern Long Island, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you have an immigration question, please call him at (631) 726-6526, or write to him at OLA, P.O. Box 94, Water Mill, NY 11976

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he word imperial is synonymous with royalty, majestic, and splendid and, Imperial Diner in Freeport, lives up to its name, imperial! A village of Freeport eatery since the 1970s, Imperial Diner is nestled along Merrick Avenue in Freeport, a village known for its nautical miles of fine restaurants. The diner is housed in an imposing, yet welcoming glass façade accented with prominent blue and red neon lights. Imperial Diner is a class act diner specializing in authentic homestyle American cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. A family-owned eatery established, Imperial Diner is managed by a family team which comprises Steve, William “Billy” and Alana, and they are some of the trio are nicest people you could ever meet. Imperial’s staff is courteous. From the moment you enter Imperial Diner until

the moment you leave, the diner’s employees makes it their duty and honor to make you as comfortable as they can to make your time with them satisfying. The food. Oh, the food! Looking for a wholesome, belly-filling meal—be it breakfast, lunch or dinner— Imperial Diner is a must-stop! You can enjoy a Breakfast Buffet every morning beginning at 7:00 a.m., or order from a full breakfast menu serving from 6:00 a.m. Buffet items include fresh pastries, scrambled eggs, grits, huge homemade fried potato French fries and much more. Dinner hours are: Monday through Friday 4:00 till 8:00 p.m. with Friday and Saturday from 12:00 till 9:00 p.m. Imperial Diner also provides catering as well as space for parties. Book your next event at Imperial Diner. Call (516) 868-0303.

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Life's trying moments Editor's Notes: One of our readers sent this and asked that we share it. Enjoy it.

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the don key. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement, he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, he farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was

amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off! Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping- stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up! Remember the five simple rules to being happy: 1. Free your heart from hatred 2. Free your mind from worries.

3. Live simply 4. Give more 5. Expect less Enjoy Your SHAKE IT OFF!! "Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we've got.” -Art Buchwald


Catherine Long

2. Corn gluten meal which is a false, waste product that has no nutrition in it at all; it's just used as a filler. But it is considered as a use of protein. This ingredient can cause allergies and sugar instabilities. 3.Chicken by-product meal are mixed up carcasses that include beaks, feet, and internal organs. Yummy! 4. Soybean meal is something that animals can not digest; especially dogs they can die.

What Are We Really Feeding Our Pets? Every one who owns a dog, cat, bird, etc. wants them to live a long, healthy, and happy life. In order to do this owners of pets love their animals unconditionally; we take them to the vet when they are sick, and give them a safe home to live in. Of course, most importantly pets have to be feed in order to stay alive; that's a given. In the grocery store there is a huge variety of pet food. The media tends to fill our minds with lies. For example, the cute tune for the “Meow Mix,” commercials makes us think that “Meow Mix” is the brand to by for our cats. That also goes for “Kibbles 'N Bits,” the cute dog commercials that make us want to buy it for our dogs. These brands are also cheap, this way, we can spend more money on other items. According to the ingredients in “Meow Mix” the first top ten ingredients are: 1. Ground yellow corn. We all know that corn is a very fatty filler. Corn is prone to give animals pet allergies and it is frequently toxic to dogs.

5. Beef tallow is mixed with a source of vitamin E. Beef tallow is sometimes restaurant fat. Therefore, the vitamin E is not really in there. 6. Turkey by-product meal which includes dead turkeys, feet, beaks, and infected turkey tumors. 7. Salmon meal; the natural oil has been pushed out and mercury takes place in the diet. Wow, so healthy! 8. Ocean Fish meal is a good ingredient but it is concentrated. 9. Brewers dried yeast is a waste product. It is used for flavor, a substitute for protein, and B-vitamins; this can be deadly to the liver. It also causes allergies and arthritis. 10. Phosphoric acid is an ingredient that is made up of poor quality fats. There are the facts of the disgusting ingredients in “Meow Mix.” As for dogs the ingredients in “Kibbles 'N Bits, it is just as terrible. The following is a description of the first ten ingredients: 1. Corn which causes allergies in dogs. 2. Soybean Meal is another allergy cause for dogs. It Is a false protein product because it is ground up over and over again so much that the oils are taken out. It is an unhealthy filler for dogs. But it's used because it is cheap, just like corn. 3.Wheat Flour is also an allergy cause for dogs. 4. Beef& Bone Meal is a product from beef tissues which are bones, blood, hair, hooves, manure, stomach parts, and dead cow parts. Disregarding, the actual good cow meat. 5. Animal fat

contains anything from animal carcasses, to infected farm animals. BHA is put in the animal fat; which is an unnatural chemical that may cause cancer. 6. Corn Syrup we know is horrible for us. Can you imagine how it can harm dogs? It makes the pancreas and adrenals work extra hard. Corn syrup is used to give the food a moist texture. 7. Wheat Middlings are left over pieces of wheat after the healthy parts are removed for other purposes. 8. Animal Digest is from the chemical of fresh animal tissue. Therefore, it can be from any animal or polluted sources. 9. Calcium Carbonate is a form of calcium. However, is that not what natural bones are used for? 10. Propylene Glycol is a deadly toxic chemical related to antifreeze. According to the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine it harmed red blood cells in cats therefore, it is forbidden to be put in cat food. After all of these harmful facts about dog and cat food I bet you are wondering what should I feed my pets? May I present the “Blue Buffalo company.” The brand name is “Blue” for cats and dogs. It can be purchased at your local Petco store. This company makes food for puppies, kittens, indoor, and outdoor pets, and adult pets. The first ten ingredients in “Blue” indoor adult cat food are: 1. Deboned chicken, 2. Chicken meal, 3. Whole ground barley, 4. oatmeal, 5. Whole ground brown rice, 6. Fish meal (natural source of omega 3) 7. Chicken fat, 8. Dried cellulose, 9. Natural chicken flavor, 10. And whole potatoes. The ingredients for dogs are just as good. Hey this is good enough for a human to eat! Seriously, the ingredients tell it all. I hope next time you go shopping for your pet you will think twice about what you are feeding them. As the “Blue,” quote says right on the bag, "Love them like family. Feed them like family.”

……..... ——Catherine Long is a student at SUNY/Old Westbury where she majors in Communications. She may be reached at email:katlong84@gmail


Gary S. Carbocci Rule number five: Pay attention Rule number Six: Don’t be afraid to touch the soil We may be experiencing a bit of a heat wave with not enough rain. No wonder the snowball hydrangea have flowers half the normal size. They may be growing in places that depend on rain for irrigation. Ok, time to water but how much water? Plants need enough water to keep the complex properties of the soil at the proper wetness (Field Capacity) in order for the plant to get all the water it needs. If the soil is at field capacity not too wet not too dry the plants may be able to get the water from the soil. If the soil is not at field capacity it will not get water efficiently. “Whoops I forgot to water!” “MARTHA, BRING ME MY HOSE! Hook up that hose and let the water fly! “I’ll keep this water on all night and

really make up for not watering for the last twenty years!” While it is ok to water plants well we do not want to soak them. Again, how much water? It depends on the type of grass, or plant, the type of soil and the climatic conditions. Some grasses prefer less water as do some plants. For instance a Lithop (Stone Flower-http:// www.lithops.info/) only lives in a climate where it may rain a quarter of an inch a year or less. Water lilies on the other hand live in the water and need to be wet all the time. We need to find the balance that is correct for the plants growing on your property. Some people may be blessed with good well drained sandy loam soil, others are may not be so lucky and may have clay, hardpan soil that does not drain or sandy soil that drains too fast. Each may have its very own characteristic when watering and or trying to grow something in it. Deep watering is best; it may work well with most soils and plants. You want the root system of the plant to “work” and go very deep into the soil; the deeper the better. You may experience less disease and insect in a lawn

where the grass roots have “worked hard” to go down and get the water, the roots may extend three feet down or more. What a great lawn that would be! You may have little trouble in a draught and you may be able to forget about your insects and disease problems in your lawn; long deep roots are good!

During normal weather conditions you may want to irrigate your lawn with at least one inch of water per week, if it rains check to see how many inches and subtract that from what you will irrigate. In dry months in order to form deep root you may want to water on Mondays and Fridays to allow the soil a chance to “Dry down.” This will work with trees as well. The key is to water deep and less frequently to promote long deep roots. Rule number six- if you are not sure and the plants look dry, touch the soil! Use your finger and push into the soil see if it is dry or wet. If it is wet that means too much water! Yes, a plant that has too much water looks as if it is in drought stress! Very dangerous situation most times, that dry look, prompts us to turn on the irrigation system; that is a mistake. Drowning your plants may kill them unless they are water lilies. During dry periods it is important to exercise rule number five and check your plants or lawn for signs of moisture stress using your finger. If it is dry make sure to give the plants a deep watering. How do I deep water? Deep watering may be done by leaving the hose on your plant and just allowing the water to slowly stream out of the end of the hose. Now leave it for a few hours checking on it often to make sure you are not flooding and the water is being absorbed by the immediate soil not closer than eighteen inches from the trunk of large trees or about halfway between where the trunk begins and foliage stops on most shrubs. Do not

wet the trunk of any tree or shrub best to keep those areas dry. Summary: to keep plants looking well; touch the soil if too wet let it dry down to one inch. If it is too dry water. Deep water as few times as is needed to apply one inch of water to the plants that need average rainfall under average conditions. Most plants and lawns fit in that category. Pay attention, touch the soil and enjoy the beauty of your garden. If you have any questions or do not have the time perhaps a trained professional may help you set up your irrigation system. There are certified irrigation specialists that you may call. If you are not sure how much water to give you plants and would like to know the requirement for specific trees and shrubs please call an ISA Certified Arborist or you Certified Landscape Professional. Don’t forget rule number one. Here’s the list of rules from past articles for those who have just tuned in: Rule number one: There is never enough time to enjoy your garden. Rule number two: Make time to enjoy your garden. Rule number three: Safety first. Rule number four: Don’t be afraid to live and let live. ——Gary S. Carbocci is an ISA Certified Arborist; Member Long Island Arboricultural Association; Member New York State Arborists Association; Member of Professional Certified Applicators of Long Island Goldberg & Rodler, Tree Care Inc., 216 East Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743 Cell: 631-241-2282. Email: gary@goldbergandrodler.net


Brooklyn-born and raised E-UNEEK is one of the most multitalented HaitianAmerican artist. As a rapper, singer, songwriter, and music producer, "Unique" best illustrates the creator and innovator of H-FACTOR, a new genre encompassing a blend of music from around the globe, particularly, strong Haitian Konpa and Roots/ Racine rhythmic beats with Troubadour melodies combined with bilingual Hip-Hop lyrics integrated through a hint of reggae, Zouk, Jazz, Soul, Hip-Hop, REGGAETON, Soukous undertones Although E-UNEEK's groundbreaking single "Over 200 Years of Blood, Sweat, and Tears" has produced an eruption within the Haitian and American Diaspora, it is the "KI MOUN K'AP SOVE YO MOVEMENT" which has visibly uttered his vision for saving Haitians still suffering after the January 12th earthquake. With the realization of this movement, E-UNEEK's musical ANTIDOTE, is to move, change, and open the mind and souls of people around the world to help Haiti

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Thursday, August 26th, 2010, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM—OB FAIR— Looking for a job? Don't miss Senator Kemp Hannon's 2010 Job Fair! East Meadow High School, 101 Carman Avenue, East Meadow FREE event will directly connect job seekers with employers currently hiring and with valuable career resources. To register as job seeker, call Senator Hannon's Community Office at 516-739-1700 or register online If you currently work for or own a company that is looking to hire and would like to host a table at the Job Fair, register as an employer by calling Hannon’s office at 516.739.1700 (Long Island) 518.455.2200 (Albany)

person named on the entry form may be submitted. One prize per individual or family (household) for each category. Second entries will be allowed and recognized, but will not be eligible for an additional prize. Tomatoes entered into the contest may be picked up after 5 pm. Hicks Nurseries is also encouraging children to bring in their “own-grown” tomatoes. Each child, 12 and under, will receive a special certificate. Children may also enter the contest. Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike Westbury, LI, NY 11590 516-334-0066

Wednesday, September 22, 6:308:00pm—Hempstead Public Library to host Adult Workshop on college and financial planning Saturday, September 11—13th Annual Registration required. Tomato Contest at Hicks Nurseries Call (516) 481-6990 Long Island gardeners are invited to bring their home-grown tomatoes to the 13th Annual Hicks Nurseries Tomato Contest to be held on Saturday, September 11, at the nursery in Westbury. Tomatoes will be accepted from 9 am to 11:45 am that morning and prizes will be awarded at 12 noon for the heaviest, largest circumference, most unusual looking and tiniest red tomatoes.

play side by side with their able bodied Sunday, October 17, 2010, at 2 pm, in the Performing Arts Center peers. Visit www.latcp.org for more info. Concert Hall of Adelphi University, Garden City—Jenny Allen will perform her one-woman show I Got Sick Then I Got Better to benefit the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Program. Tickets are $50, $30, $15. for info, call Lyn Dobrin, 516-997-8545; cell: 516-729-9894

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the Children Play organization presents a Free Summer Sports Clinic— The clinic will take place at Hofstra University and children and young adults of ALL abilities, ages 7 and up are invited for a fun-filled morning of activities. The clinics will be run by Hofstra Men's and Women's Soccer as well Hofstra Men's and Women's Basketball team members and coaches. Registration required—To register contact Heidi

September 6 through October 22, 2010—Art exhibition, entitled “Organic Abstractions” at Briarcliffe College Art Gallery from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, September 6 – Friday, October 22, 2010 Opening Reception, Thursday, September Loiacono at HeidiL@latcp.org or 5169, 6-8 p.m. Info, call 516-918-3600 or 509-3792. Let ALL The Children Play is email gallery@bcl.edu. a 501(c)(3) organization that builds accessible playgrounds and inclusive programs Rules: No frozen or previously frozen that allow children with disabilities to tomatoes will be accepted and tomatoes must be ripe. Only a tomato grown by the

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