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Around the Town with Lou: November 15, 2011

Crime doesn’t pay. Three years ago the New York Times broke a story about almost every person that retired from the L.I.R.R. received disability payments.  Then the story seemed to disappear. Several times we asked in the column, “what happened?” Now we see that detectives were watching these “disabled” people play tennis, jog and shovel snow. Arrests have been made and more will follow. We were particularly interested because we knew one of the two doctors allegedly involved. We always thought he was a good guy, but you never know!

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Father Charles Schnabel, rector of The Anglican Church of the Nativity which used to be on Willis Avenue, celebrated his 50th year as a priest with a Mass at Holy Trinity in Valley Stream.

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Mike Dougherty is recovering from a bad fall.

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Eileen Devaney, along with Sean and Marcia Devaney and C.J. and Samantha and cousin Dylan, lunched at the Williston Town House.

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Lynn Clifford is a Memorial Park worker. She and her husband William live in Williston Park. Her pal, Roxann Deas, lives in Mineola and works at the Jackson Avenue School. By the way, the bathrooms at the park are clean. There is plenty of soap, hot water and towels. Good job by the staff.

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Went to Werner’s Deli and who should be behind the counter but Werner Garland. He sold the deli years ago but still returns now and then to help out. His wife, Frieda, is doing well too.

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Always good to run into former Third Precinct cop Dan Scheidel and his wife, Virginia. Dan spent 35 years in the Third.

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Jackie Schneider and friend had dinner at Eleanor Rigby’s. At another table were Lisa and Frank Lao. Frank works for a security and surveillance company.

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Chris Small is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force. He is the son of Bob and Elaine of Foch Boulevard.

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Amazing Grace is a beautiful hymn. Jay Leno spotted the sign on the church lawn saying the choir will be singing Amazing Grass – something like Scott’s Turf Builder, I guess!

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Liz Wyant lives in Roslyn but for 28 years she lived in Mineola. She works for Mr. Glass.

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Joaquin Almeida has worked at that fine Portugese restaurant, Churrasquiera, for the past two years.

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Michelle Schimel of the New York State Assembly spoke at the Chamber of Commerce to about 60 members. Prior to her election to the Assembly, she was the town clerk for eight years. She is now in her third term. She has fought for environment protection and for gun control. She has worked across the aisle with Republican Senator Jack Martins. Michelle is a Democrat. She had the members laughing as she has a sharp sense of humor.

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If you have traveled on the Paris Metro you may be surprised at the names of some of the stations. They are the obvious ones like Opera and Carousel but then we come to Stalingrad, Austerliz and Sevastpol. The first of course is the Soviet victory over Hitler in World War II, Austerliz in the victory of Napoleon over the Russians and the later, the French bit victory in the Crimean War.

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With the basketball lockout we now have days with no sports at all. No baseball of course. Congrats to the Cards. No football and no hockey – a day with no sports is a dull day to me!