LONG BEACH DROWNING IN INDECISION

“If swimmers take risks, whose fault is it”,  Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, June 27, 2010 It’s the old nanny-state question, dragged onto the beach this time. How far should government go in protecting us from ourselves? The official in the hot seat this time is Charles Theofan of Long Beach, a city manager with a thorny…

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LIKE IMMIGRANTS, WE ALL CAME FROM SOMEPLACE ELSE

 “An immigrant nation in denial”  Ellis Henican Column, amNewYork, June 25, 2010  It’s one big country — with two competing minds. All across America, people are struggling to get their heads around the idea of immigrants, legal or otherwise. This is strange because almost all of our ancestors came from someplace else. But while New…

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LONG ISLAND’S MISSING PERSONS: CHILDREN

“Never underestimate the value of kids,” Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, June 19, 2010 On your mark, get set – breed! In the past decade, Nassau and Suffolk counties have experienced a sharp, 10 percent decline in the population of children 9 and younger. These are big numbers when you add them up: 40,500 fewer children than…

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SEAN PAYTON – INSPIRED TO HELP GULF OIL SPILL VICTIMS

 “As oil gushes, Saints coach clings to hope”  Ellis Henican Column, amNewYork, June 18, 2010 NEW ORLEANS — It’s always something around here. Sean Payton, the high octane Saints coach, was standing by the bar in Emeril’s restaurant, holding an early copy of “Home Team.” The book, which comes out in 10 days, tells a…

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ELLIS BOOK NEWS: PARTY IN NEW ORLEANS

June 16, 2010:  Sean Payton and Ellis Henican debuted “Home Team” at the world famous Emeril’s in New Orleans.   Ellis Henican: “This was the inspirational story about a city that was in terrible condition and an underachieving football team and how they inspired each other to ultimate greatness.”      New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and writer Ellis Henican celebrate the release…

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BIENVENIDO A LONG ISLAND: DISPARITY OR DIVERSITY

“Cultural disparity or diversity? It’s up to new, old LIers,” Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, June 13, 2010 When he drew up the legal documents for America’s first modern suburban community, Levittown, homeowners were prohibited from reselling to anyone who wasn’t white. And even in later years, as more and more Americans abandoned urban neighborhoods, their journey to…

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BANK BEAUTY’S AMPLE ASSETS

 “What Were the Implants Supposed to Accomplish”  Ellis Henican Column, amNewYork, June 11, 2010 First things first: Debrahlee Lorenzano isn’t all THAT hot. Clearly, ‘money honey’ ain’t what it used to be. She’s got a reasonably nice smile, perfectly acceptable wavy dark hair, and breasts so large it’s a wonder they don’t need scaffolding to…

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ARE YOU READY FOR LONG OILAND?

“Local impact of oil spill is something to consider,” Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, June 6, 2010 Here’s one of the scary lessons of the disaster in the Gulf: Once oil starts flowing, it really doesn’t like to sit still. Those slick globs gushing out of Deepwater Horizon? They’re washing up first on the nearest beaches, then…

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LISTEN UP MEN, ELLIS HAS DATING ADVICE

 “My Advice to Guys: Love is Just a Tweet Away”  Ellis Henican Column, amNewYork, June 4, 2010 Dating then, dating now. It used to be when New York women weren’t meeting the men of their dreams, they’d follow a piece of time-tested advice: Take a course that single guys would be taking. They would fire…

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READY OR NOT – LONG ISLAND WELCOMES SUMMER

 “LI’s Bright Spots Shine Despite Bleak Times,” Ellis Henican Column, Newsday, May 30, 2010 The jobs are slow in returning. The Long Island economy’s still bleak. The weather people are predicting a treacherous riptide season off the beaches here. Is there anything to be cheery about as summer unofficially begins? I mean besides the fact that…

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