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February 25, 2005

  • News: 'Risky Business' Program Part Two

    Due to the popularity of the first Risky Business program, the Drug and Alcohol Task Force, along with the Parent Councils presented Risky Business Two as a follow-up program. The program took place on Feb. 2 at Weber Middle School. FULL STORY

  • News: Manorhaven School Helps Tsunami Victims

    The K-Kids Club at Manorhaven School sponsored a drive to raise money for the victims of tsunami. During their weekly meetings, fliers were designed by the students, sent home with each child and distributed to all staff members. FULL STORY

  • Sports: On The Bay

    Last summer when Terry McLaughlin from Canada won the Knickerbocker Cup, he just squeaked by an up and coming newcomer to the match racing scene to take home the Cup. A very young team from New Zealand called Team Vision Yachting, with Simon Minoprio as skipper, forced McLaughlin and crew into a third race in a best of three series in the finals of the 2004 Knickerbocker Cup. Minoprio was leading down the first leg, but after some spinnaker problems, lost their lead rounding the final mark, and saw McLaughlin sail on to victory. At the time, spectators and participants in the KCUP knew that Team Vision Yachting was a team to watch. They were right. Minoprio has done it again, this time at the Warren Jones Regatta at the Royal Perth YC in New Zealand last January. There must be something about his competitive juices that kick in at the end of a competition. But when everything is on the line, it seems that this skipper has the ability to pull off a win. And that is exactly what he did by beating Michael Dunstan, the skipper named for the Australian American's Cup entry. In what has been called "a fascinating duel" in the last downwind leg of the third race, Team Vision Yachting held off Dunstan and took the victory in the Warren Jones regatta. Not bad for "a newcomer." And it's interesting that Minoprio's toughest race on the first day of competition was against Laurie Jury, who also was at last year's Knickerbocker Cup. These two relatively young skippers are making their mark in New Zealand racing circles, which includes participation in the new Warren Jones Memorial Regatta, an ISAF Grade 3 event with entry restricted to 25 years and under. Warren Jones, of Australia II fame, died suddenly in May of last year. He is best known for his greatest achievement to sailing which occurred in September 1983, when he overcame almost insurmountable obstacles to lead the first successful challenge for the America's Cup and wrested the "olde mug" from the New York YC for the first time in 132 years of competition. This year's Knickerbocker Cup will be held from August 24-28 and promises to be as exciting as last year's event. Plan to come out on Manhasset Bay to watch some great match racing next August. For more information on the Knickerbocker Cup, go to www.kyc.net. FULL STORY

  • Sports: New Coaches for Boys Tennis Teams

    With the spring sports season just around the corner, the new tennis coaches have been selected. Pete Travis, who has coached the boys junior Varsity at Schreiber for the past 14 years, is now the head coach of the boys varsity. He said "I know I have big shoes to fill as I am being handed over the reigns from my mentor, Stan Makover, who has coached the boys for the past 26 years." Coach Makover had been awarded and received the distinction of "Coach of the Year" from the Tennis Coaches Association. He has coached the team to numerous conferences and county championships. FULL STORY

  • Opinion: School District Should Share Resources With Private Schools
  • Opinion: Port Police-Best on the Planet

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