New York Times Reporter Walt Bogdanich at Port Library
Walt Bogdanich, Port resident, New York Times reporter and editor, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, gave a riveting talk on the subject of the future of investigative reporting. His presentation was part of the Friends of the Library 40th anniversary celebration.
Schreiber Debate Team Wins Princeton Tournament
The Schreiber High School debate team recently won the Princeton Classic, which attracts the country's most prestigious and competitive teams. Just to enter this tournament earns attention in the national forensic league and identifies the team as a high achieving group of public speakers.
On The Bay
On Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Dave Perry will present "Postcards from Valencia" at the Manhasset Bay YC. Sponsored by the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound (YRA of LIS), this will be an exciting insiders update on the America's Cup Action. Perry will provide live footage, insights into who's hot and who's not, and an explanation of all the action which begins this April. There will be a Q and A session, in which Dave will answer questions on any aspect of the America's Cup or sailboat racing in general. Dave is currently the Rules Advisor and Afterguard Coach for Victory Challenge, the Swedish America's Cup team. Dave is also the current U.S. Match Racing Champion. Back in August of last year, Dave was in Port Washington, competing at the Knickerbocker Cup, where he tuned up for subsequent wins in match races around the U.S. and the world. There will be a cash bar from 6-7:30 p.m., then the presentation, Q and A. Space is limited to call the YRALIS office at 767-9240 for a reservation. Or mail reservations and check to: YRALIS, 455 Main Street, Port. Cost of the seminar is $20 for YRA members and $25 for non-members. In the just-finished US SAILING's 2007 Rolex Miami OCR, the USA won three gold medals, one silver and two bronze. From Jan. 21 - 27, 855 competitors from 49 countries, campaigned for the next Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Grade 1 ISAF (International Sailing Federation) event featured 14 Olympic and Paralympic classes and were raced in 49er, 470 (men and women), Finn, Laser, Laser Radial, Neil Pryde RS:X (men and women), Star, Tornado and Yngling, plus the 2.4mR, SKUD 18 and Sonar for the Paralympic class. This 18th rendition is the mainstay on the winter circuit for sailors with Olympic hopes. The final day of the regatta, Saturday, Jan. 27, brought brilliant sun and winds of 8-10 knots on Biscayne Bay. After five days of fleet racing, medalists were determined in three Paralympic classes, and the top ten overall finishers in the Olympic classes advanced to Saturday's single medal race, replicating the new Olympic format that will debut in Qingdao, China in 2008.
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