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Letter: No Cussing In Baseball

Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00

Please remember we have a zero tolerance rule for unreasonable conduct of a parent and or a coach. We all have had, during the course of our baseball careers, run across umpires we may not agree with. That DOES NOT give anyone permission to allow him to take abuse by any parent or parents. Especially with the younger kids, where we have high school/college kids umpiring games too.

A lot of these kids are our kids that run the tournament, and help with all maintenance of the fields too. These kids are being employed by us instead of hanging on the corner with their friends.  

 

Letter: Addiction: A Local Solution

Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00

I just read John Owens’ article about substance abuse and the mom’s letter about a wonderful place in Florida (“It Doesn’t Have To Be An Unhappy Ending,” The Weekend, July 2-8). I am very happy for her son.

There is a faith-based program on Long Island. It is called Teen Challenge (though most of its residents are older.) It has one of the highest success rates. The criteria are that the person wants to be there. The cost is very low.

I would love it if you might offer local people a lifeline out of such a devastating problem. This is their homepage:  www.freedomchapelny.org

Lynda Monez

 

Letter: Are College Degrees Worth It?

Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00

Are college degrees worth the time, effort, and money required to obtain them? Tough question. A question that would have been akin to asking “is oxygen of any value?” back in the 1950’s when, ironically, one could go much further in life even without a high school diploma. My father and uncles, like many men of their generation, never completed high school but became middle class suburban homeowners with comfortable pensions after twenty years of service. But it’s a 2014 question and it requires a 2014 answer.

When we behold, in intellectual honesty, not 1950’s nostalgia, the many people with advanced university degrees with even fewer prospects for gainful employment than high school dropouts (people who won’t even be considered by the manager of Pathmark or Home Depot because they’re “overqualified”), it needs to be asked. I know too many people with university degrees in fields like geology, biology, engineering, and computer science who are unemployed or working minimum wage jobs and/or on public assistance.

 

Letter: The Summer Blood Deficit

Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:33

I write to you to address a dire situation that we, as a community, are facing. The New York Blood Center is asking for assistance over the summer to maintain the necessary supply of all blood types, but specifically O-negative.

The summer months pose the greatest difficulty for the Blood Center as they historically see a drop in donations. I hope this letter serves as a reminder and I urge all residents to continue to help those in need by donating blood. Every donation goes a long way to help saving the lives of those in medical emergencies.

 

Letter: Gooden Article Strikes Out

Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:31

The story about Dwight Gooden’s public interview with Ellis Henican (“The Doc Is In The House,” June 25-July 1) was interesting, but one “fact” was very wrong. It says that Gooden, after the Mets won the World Series in 1986, “went on to win the prestigious Cy Young award for pitching in 1987.” I’m wondering if that incorrect year was actually stated by Gooden himself, or Henican, Gooden’s biographer?

Gooden won the Cy Young in 1985, when he had one of the greatest years any pitcher ever had — a 24-4 record, with 268 strikeouts and a 1.53 ERA. He did not win it in 1987 when he had a relatively ordinary 15-7 record, with only 179 strikeouts and a 3.21 ERA. That year’s National League Cy Young was won by Phillies’ reliever Steve Bedrosian, who had 40 saves and a 2.83 ERA.

 

Letter: Lend A Pint Of Blood

Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:00

We, as a community, are faced with a dire situation. The New York Blood Center is asking for assistance over the summer to maintain the necessary supply of all blood types, but specifically O-negative. 

 

The summer months pose the greatest difficulty for the Blood Center as they historically see a drop in donations. I hope this letter serves as a reminder and I urge all residents to continue to help those in need by donating blood. Every donation goes a long way to help saving the lives of those in medical emergencies.

 

Letter: A Real Court Jester

Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:00

Is Kimba Woods a Judge — or a joke? Queen Kimba recently gave a convicted 60-year-old thief 39 years to pay back the $300,567 in disability pension benefits that he virtually stole by faking a Long Island Rail Road disability. It’s bad enough that she’s only asking him to pay back $700 a month; but this is on top of her recent sentencing of another LIRR fraudster to pay back the $300,000 he stole at a mere $25 a month — meaning that it would theoretically take him 982(!) years (even though, according to the Bible, Methusaleh himself only made it to 969-years-old). This “sentence” would be funny if it wasn’t so sad for society and the rule of law. I’d like to point out to Judge Woods (whom I’d like to sentence for judicial malpractice in my own Court of Common Sense) that the dictionary defines a “judge” as “someone capable of making rational and wise decisions.” These recent decisions of hers could make even the famous iron statue of Lady Justice cry tears of shame underneath her blindfold.

 

Richard Siegelman


 

Letter: Bank On Your Local Paper

Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:00

Sometime in early spring, you published a story about the skimming devices that were found on the ATMs at a TD Bank in Plainview. The article caught my attention and prompted me to make changes in the way I handle my money.

 

Letter: Dorian Gray Runs For Office

Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00

“A picture does [not] say a thousand words” unless you are looking at Dorian Gray. The politicians have started early this year due to the primary season. Noted guru Marshall McLuhan once wrote that “the medium is the message.” That being the case, what is the medium deployed by our politicians and what is the message?

Currently blighting our environment are political signs, illegally posted on both public and private lands. These signs tell us the name of the candidate, the office they are seeking and their political party — but that is all. The point is that candidates pray that signs will increase their name recognition causing voters to cast their ballots for them irrespective of their otherwise lackluster records.

 

NCC Graduation & Transfer Rates

Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00

The June 18-24 edition of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald included a column by Nassau County Comptroller Maragos in which he discusses his report on the graduation and transfer rates at Nassau Community College. While the College appreciates the Comptroller’s recognition of its current commitment to “data driven analyses of its core policies,” and that “NCC provides an invaluable service to thousands of Nassau County residents, offering an affordable higher education at a time when tuition at private institutions is soaring,” the central premise of his report — that campus turmoil at NCC in recent years is associated with a decline in the College’s graduation and transfer rates — is not supported by the facts cited in the report itself.

 

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