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2010-01-14 07:40:00

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- 4 Star Camps (http://www.4starcamps.com) announced today that they will be partnering with Stony Brook University, a NCAA Division I college on Long Island, NY, to provide residential and day tennis camps starting in 2010. Coach Gary Glassman and Justin Drzal have directed this residential tennis camp for the past three summers and will continue to be the summer camp directors. Justin directed 4 Star's Tennis Camp at the University of Virginia for...

2009-09-06 12:29:24

Police in Suffolk County, N.Y., say a Jeep ended up on the second floor of a local home due to alleged drunken driving. Suffolk police Sgt. Robert Lehmann said Adam Clark, 20, of East Moriches, N.Y., was allegedly intoxicated when he went off the road, hit a pile of dirt and went airborne toward a local home early Saturday morning, Newsday reported. The vehicle crashed into the home's second floor and eventually ended up on the first floor of the house. Police said Clark and his passenger,...

2009-07-14 16:10:00

Awardees include 20 scientists and engineers nominated by the National Science FoundationPresident Obama yesterday named 100 beginning researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The recipient scientists and engineers will receive their awards in the fall at a White House ceremony.The Presidential Early...

2008-10-29 15:00:18

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Long Island Music Hall of Fame's (http://www.limusichalloffame.org/) second Induction Gala on October 30th will feature a star-studded array of celebrities in attendance. The red carpet entrances will begin at 5PM at the Garden City Hotel (45 Seventh Street in Garden City, NY), followed by the gala and induction ceremony at 7PM. 2008 Inductees who will be in attendance include: LL Cool J, members of The Ramones (Tommy, Marky, CJ), Chuck D...

2008-09-17 00:00:21

By David Winzelberg Spirit Airlines has quietly closed its operations at Long Island MacArthur Airport - only three months after Islip officials partied its arrival with grass skirts and fruity drinks - because of skyrocketing fuel costs. The discount carrier last May began offering two daily flights from MacArthur to its Fort Lauderdale, Fla. hub, with one-way fares as low as $87. But after initial success, fuel costs cut into the profit, according to Spirit spokeswoman Misty Pinson....

2008-09-05 00:00:25

By Claude Solnik Stony Brook University Medical Center on Thursday celebrated the completion of the first phase of its $300 million hospital revitalization project with a ribbon cutting ushering in what school and hospital officials described as a new era for the institution. The project, which began in 2002, includes 154,000 square feet of new construction and 48,000 square feet of renovation of the 28- year-old facility. Stony Brook University President Shirley Strum Kenny dubbed the...

2008-08-29 00:00:29

By Ambrose Clancy It's been a long flight with delays. You finally land at night and disembark at an unfamiliar airport. Fortunately, you've booked a room at a hotel that's only a five-minute cab ride away. You and your companion claim your bags and go looking for a taxi in the pouring rain. The cab line is across a road at the far end of the terminal with no supervisor; in fact, no one's in charge at all. When you tell the first driver in line where you're going and ask him how much it...

2008-07-28 06:00:53

By Dave Marcus, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 28--The traveling carnival is coming to Patchogue, and Justin Frost, a young drifter, is about to go on a wild ride. He'll meet an eccentric group of carnival workers, known as "splinterheads." He'll fall in love. And he'll find a purpose for his life -- all in about 90 minutes. That's roughly the plot of "Splinterheads," an independent movie being shot in Patchogue, starting today, for the next month. The movie features a ravishing,...

2008-07-26 15:00:32

By Sophia Chang, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 26--An anonymous caller's bogus tip about a bomb-toting passenger prompted the Southwest Airlines terminal at Long Island MacArthur Airport to be evacuated Friday morning, delaying several flights and exasperating passengers, investigators said. Shortly before 7 a.m. Friday, a man called Southwest Airlines in Houston and said a passenger -- he gave the name Katrina Evans -- was taking a specific flight out of MacArthur Airport carrying an...

2008-07-25 12:00:56

By John Valenti, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 25--The boarding area at the Southwest terminal building at Long Island-MacArthur Airport was evacuated Friday morning after a bomb threat was received concerning a specific airplane, officials said. Town of Islip spokeswoman Catherine Green said the plane was a Southwest Boeing 737, Flight 2622 to Chicago's Midway Airport. That flight was scheduled to leave MacArthur at 7 a.m. from Gate A4, and 136 passengers were booked on it. Suffolk...