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Around the Town with Lou: August 13, 2012

Editor’s Note: Lou Sanders, who has his journalism degree from NYU, and his wife, Grace, founded the Mineola American in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper. Lou and Grace have lived in Mineola for 58 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

President Obama and Anderson Cooper have it right. Don’t mention the name of the killer in Aurora, Colorado. A lot of these people relish seeing their names and pictures everywhere. This is one of the reasons for their crimes.

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Ginny and Lennie Schmidt, Nancy and Mike Desoabo and Peter Augello were among the many enjoying the Mineola pool.

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Key Lyons, past Grand Knight of the Corpus Christi Council and an avid golfer enjoyed lunch at Eleanor Rigby’s.

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Fran Dempsey of Latham Road is recovering from a bad fall. She is the widow of Judge William Dempsey of the Family Court. Her son served as an assistant D.A. under Kathleen Rice, but now is in private practice. Fran’s late daughter, Joanne, was a professor of medieval literature at Berkley.

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Tony and Beverly Donnelly celebrated their 58th year of marriage. They have eight kids, four boys and four girls. Tony has a sister who is a nun, serving many years in Asia. Tony was a bank examiner during his working career. He is an active knight and was named Irishman of the year recently. He has been attending Corpus Christi for many years back when Msgr. Edmund Fitzgerald was pastor and Fathers Thomas Manning and Vincent Hagan were the associate pastors. After serving as an usher for many years Tony is now the head usher.

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Corpus Christi pastor, Msgr. Robert Coyle, bemoaned the end of the Blue Laws which led to converting Sunday into a day for the mall. It is also unfair to small merchants who find it tough to compete with the big stores that are open all day Sunday.

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Judith Helsgrove is one of the top saleswomen at Coach Realty. She has been with coach eight years and lives nearby in Williston Park.

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The sign said, “A sale of organ juice.” I think they meant orange juice! At any rate I think I will pass.

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Letter carrier Mary Gorry is really disappointed in the poor play of the NY Mets. Mary is a season ticket holder. Some of the other long suffering Mets fans are Joe and Ann Tartagalia, Steve Ford, Gavin, Tyge and Cody Duffy and my boss here at Anton’s, Bill Delventhal.

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Have you seen that new state-of-the-art refreshment stand at the Mineola pool?

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One of the most popular people around is Mary Ann Fearon who celebrated her birthday July 26. She and her husband Pete have two sons, Kevin and Pete. People like Mary and when she opened her store, The Whistle Stop, every single person that had been a customer of Lou Citro’s JC Gifts at Harrison Avenue and Mineola Boulevard followed her to the new location. She told me she felt really happy when she ordered a drink in the city and the bartender asked for ID. She was rushing back to tell her friends when a man about 80 ordered a drink and the bartender asked for ID. Apparently it’s a new rule. Everybody must show ID and there she had felt so good about it!

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Peter Orthodozou is a resident of the village and a lawyer who works in the city. He also likes Dunkin’ Donuts.

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If you ask Msgr. Tarrant who writes his homilies he says Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. By the way, when he was a teacher one of his students is our new bishop, Robert Brennan.

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Good to see Kevin and Catherine Boland at Mass.

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Sharon Freeman is that helpful and attractive lady who works at Vision World in Albertson.