1999-12-04 / Columnists


Beach Channel High School attendance teacher and artist, Bebe Barkan, is now published. Barkan's painting appears on the cover of a new book entitled, "Things My Mother Told Me" by Maria Mazziotti Gillan.

CVS finally painted around their sign, eliminating all traces of King's Pharmacy. It's looking good!

After several months of cars being forced to drive into oncoming traffic to avoid two depressions at Beach 111 street and Rockaway Beach boulevard, repairs were made on one. The way it looks, it'll take a few more months before the other is filled.

Good luck to the newsstand that opened up along Rockaway Beach boulevard between Beach 87-88 streets. It is always a breath of fresh air to see a business open in Rockaway and another storefront occupied.

LIPA did a great job restoring electricity after lights went out at St. Rose of Lima Church and along Shore Front parkway from Beach 95 street to Beach 72 street. Repair work was done and electricity restored within an hour and a half.

Wave and local cops teamed up again as two "Most Wanted" fugitives featured in last weeks paper, Kindu "Bumpy" Brown and Clarence Robinson, were brought to justice, compliments of tips to CRIMESTOPPERS.

Be careful with your Christmas tree this year. Real trees pose a fire hazard, so keep them watered and remember to shut off the Christmas lights before going to bed every night.

While on the topic of Christmas, just remember that scam artists love this time of year. Be careful before you purchase anything. You just might be getting ripped off.

Last week's story about the blind cat at the Animal Hospital of the Rockaways touched a reader's heart. She decided to adopt the cat, making a truly special Thanksgiving for both the cat and her new owner.

St. John's Episcopal Hospital will cease operation of their Outpatient Alcohol Program on Monday, January 4. According to the administration, there was an interruption in the flow of grant funding.

Political sources tell us that Senator Waldon will be appointed to the Court of Claims on December 13. That means a special election, to be held a few months from now, will be announced by the governor.

People must be in the holiday spirit. We witnessed a car making a right, waiting for traffic to pass, when an oncoming car stopped and let the other driver make his turn. Minutes later, and a few blocks down, we saw a woman cross the street when a driver stopped his car and prompted her to cross while he waited.


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