The ABCs of Parental Liability for Underage Drinking
With high school graduations and celebrations being planned, Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi, the Glen Cove Police Department, Judge Richard J. McCord and SAFE's PRIDE Community Committee are warning parents regarding the legal ramifications of serving alcohol to minors to make sure that high school or college graduation, a landmark moment in children's lives, isn't marked by injury and heartache or, more importantly, that it's not the last celebration children ever attend. Being aware of the law and abiding by it is crucial to preventing underage drinking and the consequences that can arise from such behavior. It is an open secret that on any given night, especially on the weekend, the word spreads quickly as to where the party is being held because parents aren't home. Parents need to be aware that, among other things, the latest party "activities" conducted by minors (under 21) is beer pong and flip cup. Beer pong involves two teams, ping-pong balls and taking turns getting the Ping-Pong ball in the cup. If it gets in the opponent's cup, the opponent drinks beer. Flip cup also involves two teams and cups filled with a little beer. At a fast pace, team members chug the beer and flip the cup hoping it lands on its lip.
Four Struck by Drunk Driver at Soundview Restaurant
The early hours of June 18 turned from a typical summer night to an unimaginable nightmare at the Soundview Restaurant Tiki Bar at the Glen Cove Golf Club when a patron was ejected from the bar following rowdy and abrasive behavior. According to Det. Sgt. Tom Fitzpatrick of the Glen Cove Police Department, Sayed Khaled El-Waraky, 19, had been causing trouble with the staff and patrons until Sean Basdavanos, a bouncer at the club, escorted him from the bar at 2:45 a.m. The detective added that a group of approximately 30 people watched and heard as El-Waraky reportedly muttered, "I'll kill you all" as he headed for his 2005 Jaguar. He started the car and headed for the exit, when, according to Det. Sgt. Richard Laursen of the Nassau Homicide Squad, "He deliberately made a U-turn, put his car into a high rate of speed and drove it directly into the crowd" gathered outside the Soundview.
Sailing Season Opens at Glen Cove Yacht Club
The 2006 boating season set sail last week at the Glen Cove Yacht Club following the annual commissioning ceremony. The Yacht Club is located adjacent to Morgan Memorial Park at the foot of McLouglin Street. Pictured are Fleet Captain Dave Nieri; Commodore Herve Riou; Vice Commodore Jim Dahl; Rear Commodore Tony Oliveira; Secretary Betsy Gustavson; Treasurer Tom Hempton; Trustee Sue Hempton; Trustee Chris Brown.
GCHS vs. NSHS in First Alumni Baseball Classic
On Friday, June 30, at 8 p.m. local alumni from the late '60s through the early '80s will battle it out on the baseball field in support of Ascent, a School for Children with Autism.
It's No Picnic for GCHS Class of 2006