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Around The Town With Lou

Editor’s Note: Lou Sanders, who has his journalism degree from NYU, and his wife, Grace, graduate of Adelphi University, founded the Mineola American in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper. Lou and Grace have lived in Mineola for 59 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

 

Organized religions are taking a beating. Catholic churches are half empty. Protestants have the same problem and Jews are also seeing declining numbers in their congregations. Only the Muslims are filling their mosques. In Western

Europe, Christian churches are empty. On the other hand the churches of Africa, Latin America and Asia are full. Who knows what all this means?

 

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Mike Doughtery worked for 37 years at Sperry’s as an aeronautics engineer. He played a part in the NASA program that led to the moon landing. He lives on White Road. His late wife was Jill.

 

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Tony and Beverly Donnelly visited Silver Spring, Maryland, to see their daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. Tony is the head usher at Corpus Christi Church.

 

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Speaking of church, it is always good to see Joe and Connie Longo in the congregation.

 

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Guy Boone of Bradley Place is a customer of K’s Auto on Willis Avenue. Guy is a cantor at the temple in New Hyde Park. 

 

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Jay Leno spotted an ad for those sun shields that cover the driver’s window to keep the steering wheel from heating up too much. The ad then says remove shield before driving. That does sound like a good idea.

 

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Met Mirko Pavlovich at Dr. Gimbel’s. His dad is John who owned that great restaurant, the Executive, at First Street and Mineola Boulevard.

 

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Vito’s Bakery is gone. For some 40 years we enjoyed their great crumb cakes and other great products. Mineola now has no independent bakery.

 

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Carl Santelmo, the assistant pool manager, works at the Lowell School in Bayside the rest of the year. Dan Kopetic, the pool manager, is a physical education teacher. 

 

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John and Alice Soueri live on Pershing Parkway. John is retired from his job at LILCO.

 

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Mike and Nancy Desorbo have resided for 62 years on Wisteria Avenue. When he worked he was the manager of an electronics store.

 

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We welcome new neighbors to Mineola. Shamik Mukherji is a doctor-in-residence at LIJ. His wife, Jennifer Yang, is an attorney. The couple, who live on Garfield Ave., come from California.

 

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Back to our friend Jay Leno and what he found under “Tips for Coming for Job Interview.” First, the obvious: don’t chew gum, don’t wear jeans and the like, but the last one caught his eye—don’t come with an exposed gun.

 

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I’m one of the few who actually saw and spoke to Babe Ruth. He played golf near my house and gave me his autograph and said a few words to me. I later saw him when he coached first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers.