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  • I read that Francis Bellamy, the Baptist minister, and socialist, who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance, which first was recited in 1892, had wanted it to read “. . . one nation, indivisible, with equality and fraternity for all” before thinking better of it, given the weight of anti-woman and anti-black sentiment at the time.
  • The junior varsity rugby 7s team that Kevin Bunce coaches fared well, he said, in a tournament in Pelham, N.Y., this past weekend, winning two and losing one.
  • Exhibitioning in some events, which is to say forgoing points that had been won, the East Hampton High School girls swimming team dunked Hauppauge 102-63 at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter Monday.
  • Hampton United, the local entry in the Suffolk (over-30) Men’s Soccer League, defeated S.F.C. Newcastle 4-1 on Sunday in a game played in Hampton Bays. Quique Araya, the goalie, said goals were scored by Miguel Munoz (two), Jimmy Bedoya, and Jose Almansa. Romulo Tubatan, the right wing, assisted on Munoz’s goals — “two beautiful crosses,” Araya said.
  • “Don’t play it again, ’Nam,” I said to Mary as we agreed we weren’t up to watching what I’m sure is a very well done, years in the making Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War.
  • On Sept. 2, the 57-year-old long-distance swimmer and corporate attorney who lives in Northwest Woods attempted a swim to Block Island, "14 miles as the crow flies."
  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team had won three in a row as of Tuesday, improving its overall record to 4-5.
  • The Hamptons Marathon and Half Marathon were held in Southampton Saturday, and Barbara Gubbins, who is 57, made news inasmuch as she finished third over all among the half-marathon’s female entrants.
  • So there we were in Pittsburgh, my eldest daughter and I, and she said why not go by the old house I had told her my mother and I had lived in, when I was 10 and she was 34, beginning again after a painfully sad divorce.
  • East Hampton High’s cross-country teams made their debuts here at Cedar Point Park on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in a meet with a number of other schools from up the Island, Amityville being the farthest-flung.

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