Con Edison has no generators in Community Board 1, and no permanent generators in Queens.
Thanks for sharing this with your readers. Chris Olert Assistant Director Media Relations Consolidated Edison
Mind Can Heal To The Editor:
I thought some of your readers might be interested in reading about little known or seldom discussed facts.
What do the three most famous doctors in recorded time have in common? No, it's not medicine; it is the power of the mind. If the proper medicine were available, these medical men would place as much faith in the mind as in medicine.
Hippocrates (477 B.C.) the Father of Medicine, said, "There is no greater medicine than the mind."
Sir William Osler (1849-1919), Canadian physician of modern medicine, said, "The care of tuberculosis depends more on what is in the patient's head than what he has in his chest."
Dr. Hans Selye (1904-82), pioneer in stress in the early '30s, said, "I found that a person got well not because of the treatment I gave him but because of his cheerful emotions."
Novel Raises Questions To The Editor:
One of the most controversial books of our times, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, now is coming out as a movie May 19, starring Tom Hanks. Now I've read the book and found it fascinating and thought provoking from a spiritual point of view.
It is a book that now has sold 40 million copies worldwide. Yet one has to remember it is a work of fiction.It has all the elements of a good book-it has mystery, murder, conspiracy, and betrayal, not to mention secret societies and codes. The basic premise is that Mary Magdalene was more than a follower of Jesus, [possibly] a lover and maybe his wife and he even fathered a child [by her].
I was reading today in Newsday where Rev. Debra Low-Skinner of Christ Episcopal said, "Anything that gets people talking about their faith is not a bad thing." I wholeheartedly agree. I think that more than that maybe the book and the movie might get more Christians to open their Bible and read the Gospels and as such The Da Vinci Code has served a greater purpose and maybe even strengthened their faith. I also think that Protestant and Catholic leaders ought to hold discussion groups about this book, for the ideas that the book suggests will not go away. These ideas I believe question a priest's celibacy and whether women ought to be ordained as priests. I believe someone once said, "A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing" (sic).
And finally I think our Christian leaders ought to educate its followers in what is truth and what is fiction. Sincerely yours, Frederick R. Bedell Jr. Bellerose
Don't Hold Up CFE Funds
A copy of the following letter was received by the Gazette.
Governor George E. Pataki State Capitol Albany, NY 12224
Dear Governor Pataki,
I hope this letter finds you well. In response to your letter of March 16th, we are appalled by your continued effort to