Opinion
By Lou Sanders

Pittsburgh Steeler and Arizona Cardinal fans could argue about the game but nobody could dispute the grand Superbowl breakfast of the Kiwanis Club. Pancakes, sausages, orange juice and coffee without limit, drew a fine crowd. Among those we met were Paul and Peggy May, Harry Peters, Ed Curran, John DaVanzo, Ed Schutz, Ron Clark, Stephen Parmett, Robbin Valentine, Marty Wyler, Kevin Parente, Lois Hanson, Amy Thompson, Pete Owens, Tom McCue, Rich Fortes, Lou and Pat Santosus, Okideh and Cameron Hallaian, Bonnie Santosus Parente with Cub Pack 8 of East Williston, who were Kevin Parente, Chris Kosel, Joseph Martello, Justin Parker, Anthony Giunta, Cameron Hallaian, Chris Giunta and from troop 201 Jack and Tommy Giunta and Girl Scouts Colleen Giunta and Emma Parente. Also, there were Ed and Jerri Solosky, Gail and Paul Karabela, Madeline and Barton Loewenthal, Luisa Costela Filipe, Marge Savoca, George Crispo, Bill Gresalfi, Anthony Natale, Rich and Susan Nicolello, Audrey Meinking, Jordana and Barry Dworkin, Joe DiGiorgio, Leslie Kerzner, Helen Minchella, Marge and Vinny Arrengo, Vito Stallone, Ann Fortes, Nancy Portoghese, Olivia and John Esposito, Russ Burcheri, the DaSilvas and the Grandes, Gaba Parajos, Don Hammond, Russ Sutherland, Jackie and John Carway, Joe Rizza, Mayor Martins and Deputy Mayor Larry Werther.

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When the Republicans lost and the Democrats took over there were no geographic changes to the United States. In dictatorships, names come and go. Stalingrad, where that tremendous battle was fought in WW11, is no more. Today, it's called Volgograd and in Tsarist times it was called Tsaristin. Likewise, Leningrad is no more. It was first St. Petersburg, then Petrograd, then Leningrad and now back to St. Petersburg.

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Paul May is a leading light in the Republican Party while his wife, Peggy May, is a leader in the Democratic Party similar to Mary Matlin and James Carville on the national scene. Peggy and Paul put aside their differences to attend the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

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The Mineola Library has a yearlong program commemorating the 200th birth of Abraham Lincoln. The programs for the events can be found in the Mineola Library notes in this newspaper.

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Jay Leno's headline search came up with "Women have Right to Bare Arms, Responsibly." Just up to the elbows, I guess.

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Realtor Lois Henson held a birthday party for her mom at Jonathans with 10 ladies attending.

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Helen Mannion of Foch Blvd. has had some pretty classy jobs. She worked on Wall Street and then later was a saleswoman for BMW.

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Vera Barrick, Mary Cal and Teddy McCormack enjoyed breakfast at the Williston Town House.

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Work is being done on the old Sparta Dinner on Herricks Road. What it is going to be is unknown at this point. Some say a diner and others say a training center for 7-Eleven employees. But, it's really just a guessing game.

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Met a delightful lady at the Irish American Center, Margaret Stanford. She will be this year's Grand Marshal for the local St. Patrick's parade on March 1. Margaret says, "I just love life" and has shown that spirit during her 30 years as a member of the Irish-American Society. She was born in Boyounagh in County Galway and speaks Gaelic as do many from that County. In Galway, the road signs are in Gaelic as well as English. She returns to Ireland every year. Margaret co-chairs the Inis Fada Feis dance group. She is active in the Marty Lyons Foundation making a wish come true for the terminally ill. Margaret works for Smith Barney in Garden City. She loves dancing, gardening and knitting. She has four kids, a fine daughter-in-law and a beloved grandchild. Although her husband has been gone many years, she still misses Kiernan every day.

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Robert, Pat, Tommy and Viola celebrated Pat's 21st birthday at the Davenport. At another table were Gary and Sandy Pusey along with Jim and Carole Pusey.

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On the corner of Mineola Blvd. and Willis Ave. we have two empty stores. The former

1-800 Mattres Place and the old wireless store. We hope to see them rented soon.


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