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Around the Town - November 26, 2010

Supreme Court decisions can be both good and bad. A good one was the banning of partial birth abortion. This horrible procedure has now been outlawed. Even many pro-choice people say that it is close to outright murder. On the other hand their decision to allow unlimited advertising from corporations and unions is destroying our democratic elections. This unregulated money flowing into campaigns often from unknown sources is unfair and should be controlled.

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Cheers for Larry at Eleanor Rigby’s for giving veterans a free meal on Nov. 11. Veterans could have any entrée at lunch or dinner for free that day.

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John McGuire is a great help to Mary Ann Fearon at the Whistle Stop. John is a retired LIRR worker and is a great asset to the Whistle Stop. He enjoys talking to the customers about football and baseball.

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Debbie Gully lives on White Road with her parents Bill and Lillian. Debbie works for a sprinkler company in Baldwin. Her sister Joann is a receptionist at Anton Newspapers.

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Lawyer Bob Walker and wife Lillian live on Willis Avenue and have been there since 1957 and they enjoy eating at Cugini’s.

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Speaking of Italian food, Elise and Tony Sainato of Mineola are fans of Calageros.

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Dolores Mangold enjoyed a trip to Washington and got to see Congress in action. She also had a chance to talk to Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy.

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Larry and Luba Egan have been Mineola residents since 1978. Luba, by the way, means “love” in Ukranian. The word also means “wolf” in Spanish, but the love adjective applies much more to this sweet lady.  They have two sons, Larry Jr. who lives in the village and Mike who resides in Australia. Larry and Luba often take that long flight down under, some 24 hours in the air.

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Jeannie Scisei is a faithful member of Corpus Christi Church and never misses Sunday Mass. She lives on Andrews Road.

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When you cross the Mineola Bridge going north you immediately see the huge “Welcome to Mineola” sign erected about 60 years ago by the Going Sign Co. Going has been gone from our village for many years but are still good enough to keep up this great sign. I was talking to Charlotte Going the other day. It was her late husband who erected the sign. Charlotte lives in the President Apartments.

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Ruth Kazdan worked for this newspaper for 30 years covering every village board and every school board meeting as well as the Williston Board sessions. Ruth and her late husband Lennie lived on Colonial Avenue. Ruth does charity work every Monday at the Mineola Library assisting senior citizens any way she can.

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Hey, with all the talk about slow business, we were happy to note that our Dining Guide has 60 restaurants where last year we had but 44. That’s a good sign.

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Quite a few of our readers are interested in hockey since they are either Islander or Ranger fans like Maureen McPartland. She commented on my old team, the NY Americans. They were a major league team just like, say the Montreal Canadiens. They joined the NHL in 1925 and the Rangers joined in 1927. After 1942 the Americans and the Montreal Maroons (there were two teams in Montreal) dropped out leaving the so-called “original” six. For the next 25 years there were just the six until the expansion and today we have a 30-team league.

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You know how we get the old expression to “fly off the handle?” Besides the frontiersman’s rifle, his axe was his most vital device. Machine made axe handles were not yet invented and each man made his own. Sometimes swinging the handle the axe would fly off infuriating the man, thus the saying to “fly off the handle.”