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October 23, 1998

  • NEWS: North Hempstead Gets Good News Budget

    It may not even be enough to buy you a copy of the Sunday New York Times and town of North Hempstead Supervisor May Newburger says she would have preferred not to do it, but the 2 percent tax cut in her preliminary town budget is there to show residents that the town is moving in the right direction. FULL STORY

  • NEWS: Mosque Upset by 'Anti-Christian' Play

    While priests, nuns and Christian faithful were the expected among the more than 1,200 protesters who picketed the opening of Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi in Manhattan last Tuesday night, also well represented on the sidewalk were members of the area's Muslim community, who contend that performances of the play represent a blasphemy against a "prophet" who is central to their religion too. FULL STORY

  • SPORTS: Para-Olympian Champion Speaks to Drexel Avenue Students

    As part of Drexel Avenue School's Disabilities Awareness program, where students are taught about the needs, concerns and problems of disabled individuals, fifth graders assembled in the auditorium to hear guest speaker Dennis Oehler provide first hand experience on what it is like to have a disability. Oehler, a para-olympian had to have his leg amputated in 1984 after he was struck by a car, just weeks before he was to sign a professional soccer contract. He later turned his tragedy into triumph when he received a specially designed prosthetic running leg and began to participate in the Para-Olympics (an Olympics for disabled athletes which is held two weeks after the Olympics in the same city) where he would go on to win three gold medals. FULL STORY

  • SPORTS: Moonlight Bowl

    The Westbury PAL is holding their "1st Annual Moonlight Bowl" on Saturday evening, Oct. 24, at Westbury Bowl. The evening promises to be a "Great Night Out," featuring Westbury Bowl's outstanding "Rock'n Glow Bowling," where the lanes "Glow In The Dark" under a sea of fog, punctuated by theater and laser lights and accompanied by great music on a "Club Sound System." Immediately following the evening's bowling, raffles and contests and a delicious meal will be served. FULL STORY

  • OPINION: Around The Town
  • OPINION: From the Desk of State Senator Kemp Hannon

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