Ackerman Assesses the World Situation
U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman addressed a whole host of national and international issues, as he spoke to the Great Neck Democratic Club Monday Aug. 7, at Great Neck House. "This administration sabotaged the Constitution," the congressman told an overflow crowd, as he went on to state that the administration then went on to blame "those who take the truth public."
Library Heats Up, Literally
On Aug. 14 the library board held an emergency meeting with six of its seven members present to discuss what course of action to take about a burned-out air conditioning compressor that cools the south side of the main floor. Business manager Neil Zitofsky told the board that three air conditioning companies had been consulted; all three had pronounced the old compressor deceased, beyond repair. The companies estimated that a replacement of the 50-ton unit would range from $17,000 to $37,000. One company, Systematic, recommended that the best solution would be to replace the one big unit with two or three smaller units instead, at a cost of approximately $70,000.
Parkwood Skate Team Competes in the ISI Recreational Championships
The Ice Skating Institute of America sponsored the 2006 ISI World Recreational Championships at the New England Sports Center, in Marlboro, Massachusetts from Monday, July 24 through Saturday, July 29. The 15-member team from Great Neck's Andrew Stergiopoulos Skating Rink competed and placed 31 out of 120 teams world wide! Emily Hughes, 2006 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Bronze Medalist and competitor at the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy, performed in a show at the end of the competition.
Stephanie Aiuto Fencing in Odessa Junior World Cup
Fresh off medaling at the 2006 Junior Olympics and anchoring the Long Island Girl's Scholastic fencing team to a gold medal at the Empire State Games, Great Neck's Stephanie Aiuto has been selected to US women's sabre squad fencing at the Junior World Cup in Odessa, Ukraine. Currently ranked 12th in the country in Cadet (under 17 years) Women's Sabre by the United States Fencing Association, Stephanie will also be traveling to Cadet World Cups in Poland, Hungry and France in the next few months.
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