Congressional Candidates Debate the Issues
The differences were easily discernible as incumbent 5th District Congressman Gary Ackerman, a Democrat seeking re-election to his 10th term, faced Republican challenger Dr. Edward Elkowitz, a physician and a 35-year Great Neck resident, in last week's debate sponsored by the Kings Point Civic Association. The voters were offered a very clear choice as the candidates addressed issues such as ''big government,'' tax reform, abortion, and school vouchers.
Hitting Too Close to Home
All of us know the grim statistics of breast cancer on Long Island, one in eight. We accept those numbers because today people speak openly about cancer. That support system is real and vital. It is saving lives. But domestic violence is taboo. Unless it is "there, in some other community." Anywhere, but here. We can recite the national abuse statistics on intimate abuse, but in spite of numerous studies and reports of domestic violence occurring in middle and upper class, educated, religious communities, there persists a quiet, but stubborn denial of the problem here and now. And that disbelief inadvertently contributes to a less than supportive culture, one in which a women being abused is more reluctant to seek help. There are many groups and individuals who are working to change the climate of denial and to create help and hope for those who suffer in silence.
Local Runners Invited to Join the Greater Long Island Running Club
Long Island runners of every age and level of ability are cordially invited to become members of the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Vote to Help the Environment