November 28, 2000 |
Shirley N. King had a gut feeling there was something wrong with the recounted election results in Florida's Nassau County, a low-slung coastal region just east of Georgia's famous Okefenokee Swamp. There was no proof. Just a sense, honed during King's 28 years as Nassau County's supervisor of elections, that the mandatory recount her staff conducted Nov. 8 was flawed somehow. Despite her misgivings, Nassau County Atty.
November 25, 2001 |
The first tower at the World Trade Center had just collapsed and the other was still burning and, in the whirlwind of crisis, John O'Shaughnessy was summoned from his job at the Nassau County, N. Y., jail into active duty with the U. S. Coast Guard. Even after 15 years in the Coast Guard Reserve, O'Shaughnessy had never expected his life to be interrupted in this way, but then, who could have foreseen the Sept. 11 attacks?
October 25, 2012 |
The New York Islanders finally have a new home and it's in Brooklyn, the borough that is suddenly a hotbed of pro sports 55 years after baseball's Dodgers headed west. After seven months of negotiations, and offers to move the team out of New York, owner Charles Wang announced that the Islanders will relocate about 25 miles west once their lease expires at Nassau Coliseum after the 2014-15 season. Since the day the Islanders entered the NHL in 1972, the Coliseum in Uniondale has been the place for them.
October 17, 1999 |
Without explanation, the captain whirled the snorkeling boat sharply to the left, then laconically called, "Better get your flippers on fast!" I did. "Jump," he said. I did, and landed in about 30 feet of translucent water. I jammed my mask onto my face and peeked below. Nine steel-gray, torpedo-shaped bodies hung in the water just in front of and below me. Two of them had babies swimming close to their bellies. My heart raced.
February 19, 1995 |
Culminating a bizarre trial, a jury on Friday found Colin Ferguson guilty of murder in the December 1993 massacre on a Long Island Rail Road train in which six commuters were shot to death and 19 others were wounded. Ferguson, who acted as his own counsel and pleaded innocent over the strenuous objections of his lawyers who wanted an insanity defense, stood passively as repeated guilty counts of murder and attempted murder were read. He now faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison.
March 3, 2014 |
Southwest Airlines, the nation's biggest domestic carrier, continued its expansion into international destinations by announcing new daily routes to Mexico and the Bahamas. The new routes represent only the second batch of international destinations that the Dallas-based carrier will begin to serve starting this summer. In January, Southwest announced that its first venture into international destinations will be to three beach cities in the Bahamas starting in July. Southwest said Monday that it is adding daily nonstop service to Cancun and Los Cabos in Mexico and to Nassau in the Bahamas starting in August.
January 27, 2014 |
The nation's biggest domestic carrier is going international. Southwest Airlines announced Monday plans to leave U.S. airspace in July with flights to three Caribbean beach cities in time for the summer travel season. The move by the Dallas-based airline was expected since Southwest acquired AirTran Airways in 2011. AirTran already serves destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Southwest's first flights to Aruba, Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Nassau, Bahamas, will depart from Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Orlando.
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February 18, 2005 |
Actor Brian Kelly, who starred as Porter Ricks in the popular 1960s' NBC television series "Flipper," has died. He was 73. Kelly died Saturday of pneumonia in Voorhees, N.J., according to a family friend. Kelly was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Detroit, the son of Harry F. Kelly, who later served as governor of Michigan and as a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.
February 15, 2011 |
I just returned with my family from our three-night Bahamian cruise aboard the Disney Dream, where I blogged daily from the ship about our experiences and took photos . It was the first cruise for my family, Disney or otherwise. We found the ship’s décor luxurious and the entertainment mostly top-notch. The food and service were hit or miss, and at times, the pampering didn’t live up to the top-dollar price tag. But all in all, we had a great time. [ Updated at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 15 : After we left Nassau, a major fire broke out Monday in the popular Bay Street shopping area, damaging the Bacardi Building, shown in one of my photos, and other structures, the Tribune in the Bahamas reported.