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ISLAND TREES PLAINEDGE SEAFORD
VOL. 17 NO. 13 Week of July 8-14, 1982 20 cents per copy
Lunar Module Vandalized
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An officer from the Bomb Squad examines the shattered case of the Lunar Module in Rotary Circle.
The mockup of the Grumman Lunar Module in
the Bethpage Railroad Station was vandalized
over the 4th of July weekend.
Vandals caused $1000 worth of damage to the
case containing the module in the Bethpage
Rotary Circle in the parking field around 1:30
a.m. on July 2.
The Lunar Module was encased in four 5' by 5'
panes of bulletproof glass, each pane costing $500
dollars. The vandals strapped M-80's to two sections
of the glass and lit the fuses. The resulting
explosion shattered the two panels.
The Grumman Corporation had donated the
Lunar Module replica to the Bethpage Rotary
Club, who, in turn, set it up as a display in their
park section of Parking Field B-5, off of Stewart
Avenue, near the Bethpage railroad station.
The damage could not be seen from Stewart
Avenue, but was discovered by a passing patrol
officer at 5:30 a.m. as he was driving through the
The Eighth Squad is investigating, and is asking
the assistance of the Public. A male approx.
40 years of age was known to be on the platform
and boarded ah Eastbound train at 1:00 A.M.
which was about the time of occurrence. The
Eighth Squad would like to hear from that man
or anyone else who can provide any information.
Phone 535-685$ all information will be kept in
confidence and it is not necessary for any caller
to identify themselves.
Yellow Book Map Contest winners, Tony
AUocca, Dawn Noren and Linda Frisbie,
students at Central Blvd. School in Bethpage,
smile happily as they receive gift certificates
and frisbees from Susan Blizzard, Yellow Book
Representative. Looking on is Marion Sobel,
Classroom teacher. The local directory
publishers offer free maps and a map reading
contest to all Nassau County School Districts as a
creative tool for community learning.