Promising Advances in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Continuing the tradition started by his mother, the late Barbara Johnson, Nassau County Legislator Craig Johnson and his father, Stuart, sponsored an educational forum on breast cancer for the community on Sunday, Oct. 15. The seminar, entitled "Recent Developments in the Treatment of Breast Cancer," featured two experts outstanding in the field: Dr. Larry Norton, head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Dr. George Raptis, assistant professor, head of the Clinical Breast Cancer Program, and oncology associate at the Gerald H. Ruttenberg Cancer Center at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. To a packed audience at the Elks Hall, both doctors expressed strong optimism based on real scientific progress in the battle against breast cancer.
Baxter Pond Renovation Hits Snag
The planned dredging of Baxter Pond and renovation of the surrounding park has apparently stalled under the weight of bureaucratic red tape, according to officials.
On the Bay
The 22nd Annual Manhasset Bay YC Fall Series, held over two consecutive weekends, Oct. 14-15 and 21-22, concluded on Sunday, Oct. 22, after four days of glorious sun and variable wind conditions. One hundred four boats, mostly from the metropolitan area, but a few from as far away as Chicago, competed in 11 divisions on Long Island Sound east of Execution Rock. The first weekend the wind was light, forcing the Race Committee to postpone the start of the race on Sunday, Oct. 15, but by the end of the first weekend, three races were completed. Sailing conditions improved on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, as a cool front brought more wind to Long Island Sound.
Vikings Level Highlanders, 35-14
After three weeks of poor performances, the Vikings exploded for a 35-14 victory over the Herricks Highlanders. The Vikings got back to their winning form with a tough defense, strong special teams, and inspired performances by quarterback Spencer Bodner and running back Michael Cosolito. Port's effort focused on moving the ball across an inferior Herricks' defensive line that appeared to be on its heels throughout the entire contest. In their last game, the Vikings were overmatched by Garden City's line. Well, the Vikings took a page from that Trojan attack by employing a run offense that was too omnipotent for the Highlanders to counter.
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