Taking Aim Against Mosquitoes: Who's Getting Swatted?
The mosquitoes are not buzzing in full force yet, but health officials, politicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs are. All winter long, while Culex pipiens, the mosquito specie believed to carry the West Nile virus, have been hibernating, national, state and local agencies have been gearing up to prevent another outbreak of the virus and to deal with it more effectively and safely if it does re-occur.
DiNapoli and Balboni Announce School District Grant
At a United Parent Teacher Council sponsored Legislative Forum on March 30, Senator Michael Balboni and Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli received many rounds of applause from the audience in appreciation for their fight against the charter school application and their active and progressive involvement in educational issues. Perhaps the loudest and longest cheer went up when Senator Balboni announced a grant the legislators obtained for $50,000 to be designated for an item that has been on the budget "wish list" for many years... an all-weather track that while located on the South High campus would serve the entire district.
Fencing Wrap-up at North HS
The Great Neck North fencing team had its first separate boys and girls fencing team this year. Last year North only had one team which was co-ed and the year before the team was combined with South for a district team.
US Merchant Marine Academy Wrap-Up
The baseball team won two consecutive games and then dropped both ends of a double-header this past week. The Blue and Gray's record stands at 3-6 overall and 1-3 in the Knickerbocker Conference. Kings Point began the week on Tuesday, March 28. The Blue and Gray came back from trailing 6-0 to defeat SUNY Maritime, 19-7. Freshman pitcher Packard Trent (Fairmont, WV) pitched 5 1/3 innings of relief pitching and was virtually untouchable. The hurler only gave up three hits and allowed one unearned run, along with tallying four strikeouts. With Trent silencing the Privateer's bats, Kings Points' hitters woke up. Freshman Brian Kelly (Palm City. FL) smashed the ball four times in six at bats. He recorded two doubles and a triple and was a home run shy of hitting the cycle. Freshman Harlow Wood (Powsbo, WA), who you may remember from the Kings Point basketball team, entered the lineup and went 2-2, posting two RBIs and scored three runs. Senior captain Ruffin Warren (Hickory, NC) hit .500, going 2-4 tallying three RBIs and registering two runs. In addition, sophomore Mike Ross (Timonium, MD) had a great game going 2-3 with a double, two RBIs, and three runs scored.
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