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March 2, 2001

  • NEWS: Guggenheim School Jumps at the Chance to Fight Leukemia

    It was a marvel to behold: kindergartners through fifth-graders, teachers, assistants, and yes, even the principal, in fact, practically all of Guggenheim Elementary School, enthusiastically joining forces to jump rope and thereby raise funds for the fourth annual "Jump for Leukemia." The recent event really had the school jumping -- with a single rope, across a line on the floor, using jumping bands, or the ever-challenging Double Dutch -- to help the Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation. The Foundation was established in 1987 by Port Washington's Herb and Evelyn Strauss, and their daughter, Julie, to battle the disease that took the life of daughter Lauri, 26, in 1984. FULL STORY

  • NEWS: Baxter Estates Sets 'Residents-Only' Access to Local Woods

    The forgotten wooded parcel of land nestled behind Main Street's Pierre Apartments and Central Drive has long been a favorite hangout for kids, itinerant lovers, and the occasional homeless person. It's also officially park land in the Village of Baxter Estates, and now it's off-limits to everyone except village residents. FULL STORY

  • SPORTS: Vikings' JV Throttles Jets 75-62

    Port's JV took down East Meadow's junior squad the old fashioned way - they earned it. In the modern state of the hardwood, most clubs look to isolate one or two players and set up a hokey pick-and-roll or a three-point jumper with little or no weak side help. This particular aspect has led many critics to examine the downward slope of the professional game. Albeit unlikely, some of the pros should examine the acute fundamentals and keen awareness exhibited by some of our local younger talent. The local boys outplayed their East Meadow counterparts with a patient half-court offense, offensive rebounding, and sound free throw shooting. FULL STORY

  • SPORTS: On The Bay

    The mind, in all its complexity, has been known to play tricks on us. A teenager with his first car, looks past the chipped paint and dented fenders and sees an object of beauty, a symbol of freedom, and a new level of maturity. A child gazing at her grandmother, who is wrinkled, stooped over and walking with a cane, sees a beautiful woman with a loving smile and twinkling eyes. So, too, it is with sailors and their America's Cup. This silver ewer, the oldest trophy in sport, who some dare to describe as "ugly," represents the best the sport of yacht racing has to offer. When the Cup was so viciously attacked with a sledge-hammer in 1997 in its home at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, the Garrards, who built the silver trophy back in 1848, offered to restore the Cup free of charge, and after three months of work, sent it back to New Zealand in its own first class seat. When Richard Jarvis, the managing director of Garrards, was asked why his firm had undertaken such a massive task at no charge, he replied, "The reason is really quite straightforward. It's the America's Cup." FULL STORY

  • OPINION: Wants More Timely Availability of Proposed Laws in Manorhaven
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