TIKI’S PLANS TO PLAY THE FIELD AGAIN

“Tiki Barber Wants to Return to the NFL, But Is This Just Another Fumble for the Ex-Running Back?”, Ellis Henican Opinion, FOX NEWS. COM, March 11, 2011 Tiki, Tiki, Tiki! What do you mean “playing the field” again? Tiki Barber, the charming New York Giants running back who retired in 2006 to work full-time on…

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NUCLEAR DANGER AT EPICENTER OF JAPAN QUAKE

Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, March 13, 2011 The damage that could be seen was bad enough. The many crumbling buildings, the massive walls of water, the terrible loss of life. But the real doomsday scenario in the Japanese earthquake, the spectre of an unthinkable catastrophe, was largely invisible: The threat to Japan’s network of nuclear power…

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LI SAYS HERE WE GO AGAIN TO GAS PRICES

“LI may take gas prices in stride again”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, March 6, 2011 Long Island gas prices shot up another 14 cents last week, sending the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded to $3.68. You do the crazy math: If prices keep rising like this, your gas costs could easily top your…

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COAST TO COAST CRAZY

Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, March 6, 2011 A sitcom character from the South once said: “We’re proud of our crazy people. We don’t hide them up in the attic. We bring ’em right down to the living room and show ’em off. No one in the South ever asked if you have crazy people in your…

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HEY WISCONSIN – LOOK AT NASSAU’S SWEET DEALS

 Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, February 27, 2011 All eyes are on Wisconsin this weekend. Will the nation’s gaze turn to Nassau County next? Whatever sweet deals unionized teachers have been receiving in Milwaukee and Madison, you can bet they get nothing half as sweet as this: A $338,000 handshake on the way out the door, like…

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SPARK OF FREEDOM MEETS ITS MATCH

http://www.newsday.com/columnists/ellis-henican/quest-for-freedom-meets-violent-match-1.2699418 The spark of freedom, once struck, is not easily extinguished. Isn’t that the lesson of the American Revolution, the French Revolution and about a hundred other revolutions since? Well, that spark has clearly been struck in Tahrir Square as Facebook social networkers and English-speaking college students quickly toppled Egypt’s autocratic Mubarak regime. So Bahrain…

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SLAMMING THE DOOR ON AN INEPT POLICE DRUG LAB

“Hard part is sorting Nassau lab errors”  Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, February 13, 2011 Well, it’s about time. After years of rumors, months of mounting evidence and weeks of irrefutable proof, Nassau County officials finally shut down what had become the most notoriously inept drug lab in America.  But that’s the easy part.  Now, prosecutors, defense…

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GANG GREEN SUPERBOWL BLUES

“NY teams sure left us feeling less that super”  Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, February 6, 2011 We’re not there. No matter how loud the pre-game hype may get, no matter how exciting we pretend Green Bay and Pittsburgh are, no matter how many QB profiles we read about Roethlisberger and Rodgers, the Jets and the Giants…

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RADIO TALK: IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE

Ellis joins radio host Ray Bertolino to discuss “In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona and the Day that Changed Everything” (by Michael Waltrip and Ellis Henican). In this fascinating 2 part conversation Ellis talks about writing a book with NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip—the story of how Michael snapped a record-breaking losing streak, only to learn that his good friend and team…

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WEITZMAN WINS WHEN IT COUNTS MOST

“Weitzman’s illness puts politics in its place”, Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, January 30, 2011 He lost the election and won his life back. Last time we checked on Howard Weitzman, he was being swept out of office as Nassau County comptroller by voters in a decidedly anti-incumbent mood. But defeat at the polls wasn’t the only…

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