Coach Allen Dawson in Serious Accident
In a freak accident, Allen Dawson, former coach at Manhasset High School, acting as a volunteer coach, apparently was hit in the head with a shot put on Friday, Nov. 30. He is currently listed in serious condition at North Shore University Hospital. According to the Sixth Squad detectives, Coach Dawson, 80, was conducting a practice session for the track team when the accident occurred. He was measuring a throw by one of the team members and did not realize that another shot putter was about to make a throw. "Evidently he threw it and it hit him (Dawson) in the head," said Detective Jeffrey Gross. It was a horrible accident."
Manhasset Civic Leaders Plan WTC Memorial
At the suggestion of Betsy Chesebrough of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, a group of Manhasset civic leaders met at the Town Hall of North Hempstead on Thursday, Nov. 30, to discuss the erection of an appropriate memorial for the Manhasset victims of the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The principal reason for the meeting was to ensure that plans for a memorial be coordinated. Represented at the meeting were the Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations, the Manhasset Public Schools, The Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion, the Manhasset Park District, the Community Liaison Committee, Manhasset Kiwanis and the Rotary Club of Manhasset. The general feeling of the group was that the Long Island Rail Road station would be the best location for whatever memorial is decided upon since those men Manhasset lost in the disaster were commuters to Wall Street. The group welcomes any suggestions and will also include representatives of other groups who wish to help in the planning of the memorial. Suggestions should be sent to the Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Associations, in care of James Cunningham, 53 Fairway Lane, Manhasset 11030.
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