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Around the Town with Lou - April 29, 2011

Jesus opened the eyes of the blind man. This was the topic of the homily of Msgr. Robert Coyle, pastor of Corpus Christi Church, in which he mentioned that song, “I was Blind, but Now I See.” English slave trader John Newton heard that message. For years his ships would anchor off the west coast of Africa buying slaves and selling them to the plantations of the American South. Newton was so moved by the words of Christ that he gave up the slave trade and led the fight to abolish this terrible traffic. He later became an Anglican priest of the Church of England. The British government outlawed the slave trade in 1808.

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Rich and Jean DeBlasio live on Fairfield Avenue. He works at North Shore Hospital and Jean is retired from British Airways.

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Receiving Communion at Corpus Christi Church were members of the Knights of Columbus including Pat and Terry Connors, John Davanzo, Tony Donnelly, Ed Panzella, Tom Kelly, Joe Wood, myself and Grand Knight John Macejka. Taking up the gifts that day were Larry and Luba Egan and Rich DeBlasio.

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Debbie and Andrew Ward and son Jason live on Wisteria Avenue. Andrew works at Seaford High School and Debbie is a Red Cross volunteer. Jason says he enjoys the column.

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A 28-unit rental apartment building is planned between the bus terminal and the Rains building on Mineola Boulevard. This should bring more shoppers to downtown stores.

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Always good talking to John Chicott, the building inspector.

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Pat Woods worked for 20 years in the Mineola Justice Court. She used to live in the village but now lives in Garden City Park.

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Joe Galante and his wife and baby were at church the same time I was. What a happy family they are!

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Joe and Nancy Zolezzi dined at La Marmite. Joe owns Zolezzi’s Auto Body Shop and Nancy is the mayor of East Williston.

Joe McCarthy is 95 years old but still gets to the Mineola pool every day.

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Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera have played for the Yankees for 17 years. In these days when players are consistently changing teams, that’s pretty amazing.

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The Buddhist Temple at the corner of Hillside Avenue and Roslyn Road held a concert to aid the people of Japan.

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Karen Timlan now works at the Mineola Library. For nine years she worked at the Mineola-Jericho Auto Body.

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Jay Leno found this headline, “Texas senator says death penalty okay but only for the guilty.” Boy, how soft-hearted can you be?

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Magic Window has left Mineola and is now located in Garden City Park at 77 2nd Street. Chris and her crew still do the same fine work.