Cops Seek Thief Who Returned Stolen Merchandise at Stony Brook Store
Suffolk police are seeking help locating a man who they say broke into a vehicle in Kings Park and then returned a stolen item to PC Richard in Stony Brook on Nov. 13. Two GPS devices, a cell phone, CDs and a DVD player were stolen from a car parked in front of a home on Longfellow Drive in Kings Park on Nov. 12. According to police, the DVD player was accompanied by a receipt, which the thief used to return it at the store the following day.
School Notebook: Ward Melville Student Achieves Perfect AP Score
More than 94,000 students across the world took the College Board's Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam, and 17 of those students achieved a perfect score. In 2012 Ward Melville junior Harrison Li was one of those 17 students, scoring all possible 108 points and earning a "5" on the test – equivalent to an A. AP exams are designed and scored by college professors from around the world; perfect scores are a rare occurrence.
Stony Brook Hospital's First Baby of 2013 a 'Miracle' Baby for Brentwood Family
For Sara Estrada and Carlos Yanes of Brentwood, their baby girl's arrival on Tuesday wasn't the hardest part of the pregnancy. It was their frequent worry over complications. Estrada had an emergency cerclage at Stony Brook University Hospital when she was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, her now three-year-old son Jesse. With her history of miscarriage in mind, Estrada's doctor recommended another one during this pregnancy as a preventative measure. But on Tuesday, Estrada gave birth to Carla Sarai Estrada-Yanes without any complications. Carla Sarai Estrada-Yanes arrived at 1:40 a.m. weighing in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces – the first baby born at Stony Brook in 2013, and one of five born on Tuesday. Carla slept peacefully as her mother reflected on the past several months. "I worried a lot during this pregnancy," she said. "I've got my two miracle babies thanks to God and Stony Brook."
Former Board of Ed Trustee Launches Museum of Mathematics
Glen Whitney knows how cool and exciting math can be, and now, he's launched a museum that will show it to the world. Whitney, a former Three Village school board trustee, is the executive director of the Museum of Mathematics, which opened its doors in December. In an interview with Time Out New York Kids, Whitney compared the museum to Willy Wonka's factory in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. "If you can make an association between math and something fun and exciting, you're setting kids up for a whole new shift in thinking about what math is," he said.