Uniondale Burglar Swung Paddle at Victims, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Queens teenager was arrested for allegedly breaking into a Uniondale home, demanding cash from a resident and swinging a wooden paddle at the victim on Tuesday night, Nassau County police said.Keno Jamell Ramsay, 19, of Cambria Heights, was charged with first-degree burglary, attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.Police said the suspect broke into an Atom Court home through a rear basement window, walked into the bedroom of a sleeping 53-year-old man, woke him up, and demanded money and food shortly before 10 p.m.A struggle ensued between the suspect and the victim, who called for his 15-year-old son to help before the suspect picked up a large wooden paddle and swung it at the father and son, police said.Ramsay was arrested shortly afterwards. He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.The victim refused medical attention for injuries to his chest and arms.last_img read more

Dolly Parton: Singer, Songwriter, Pandemic Savior?

first_imgShe wrote “I Will Always Love You” and “Jolene” on the same day and built a theme park around herself. She has given memorable onscreen performances as a wisecracking hairstylist and harassed secretary. She even helped bring about the creation of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”Now, Dolly Parton’s fans are crediting her with saving the world from the coronavirus. It’s an exaggerated, tongue-in-cheek claim, to be sure. But for legions of admirers, Ms. Parton’s donation this spring to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which worked with the drugmaker Moderna to develop a coronavirus vaccine, was another example of how the singer’s generosity and philanthropy have made her one of the world’s most beloved artists.- Advertisement – “Shakespeare may have written King Lear during the plague, but Dolly Parton funded a Covid vaccine, dropped a Christmas album and a Christmas special,” the author Lyz Lenz said on Twitter.In April, Ms. Parton announced that she had donated $1 million to Vanderbilt after her friend Dr. Naji Abumrad, a professor of surgery at the university, in Nashville, told her about the work researchers were doing to come up with a vaccine. Dr. Abumrad’s son, Jad Abumrad, is the creator of “Radiolab” and host of the podcast “Dolly Parton’s America.”last_img read more

County to trim advisory boards

first_imgAt the Feb. 7 Board of Clark County Commissioners meeting, giddy members of the Aging Readiness Task Force celebrated the approval of the Clark County Aging Readiness Plan and encouraged commissioners to let them form a Clark County Commission on Aging.Buoyed by their work on the task force, the volunteers wanted to keep doing their part to help implement a plan for accommodating the “silver tsunami” of Baby Boomers.Sure! commissioners said. Why not? The county already has a youth commission, Commissioner Steve Stuart said. Why not a commission for non-youth?On Feb. 8, commissioners heard one reason why not.During a work session on the county’s “reconfiguration” efforts to bring revenues in line with expenses, commissioners were reminded that while enthusiastic volunteers might want to put in their time for free, there’s still a cost.Environmental Services Director Kevin Gray and Karen Streeter, an Environmental Services manager, gave a presentation titled: “Evaluating Functionality and Effectiveness of Commissions, Advisory Boards and Technical Advisory Committees.”Gray and Streeter are on a team of eight county employees tasked to identify regulatory processes that, if adjusted, could save the county significant money.last_img read more