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Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000

Community Calendar Listings

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd. Flushing offers free activities such as computer classes, recreational swimming and game room time for children ages 8-18 every Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 718-961-6880. Comment

Arts & Entertainment Listings

The New Theatre Players holds auditions for its fall production of Meanwhile Back on the Couch, by Jack Sharkey at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 300 Hillside Drive South, New Hyde Park on Tues., Aug. 22 and Aug. 24 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 718-229-6298. Comment

Low budget, high energy

Jamaica Summer Festival brings 

Jamaica Avenue between Parsons Boulevard and 169th Street became a bazaar of shopping, music, art, dance, and food as the fourth annual Jamaica Arts and Musical Festival kicked off on Saturday, Aug. 5. Comment

TV wedding

Janaris Lambright got married on Saturday. Comment

Bayside Yankees come up short at World Series

The Bayside Yankee Junior Americans traveled north of the border to whet their appetite for the fine taste of Canadian cuisine and the finer taste of victory. Comment

Kings drop doubleheader to SI Yankees

Queens Kings manager Eddie Rodriguez said he felt confident coming into Monday's doubleheader against first place Staten Island. After all, the Kings were in the midst of a three-game winning streak and were only 2.5 games behind the Yankees in the standings. Comment

Ten hurt in Bayside bus crash

Eight children on their way to Bible school in Bayside Monday morning were injured when the church bus they were riding in collided with a livery cab, authorities said. The drivers of both vehicles were also hurt in the crash. Comment

Kozlowski right at home with Queens Kings

Major League Draft Day is usually one of the most stress-filled for those hoping to become a professional baseball player. Some monitor the Internet, checking pick by pick, while still others sit by the phone, anxiously awaiting word. But on draft day this past May, Queens Kings pitcher Kris Kozlowski did none of that. He slept in. Comment

How one high school coach strives to make a difference

With the rise of summer league basketball throughout the past decade, many have said that the role of the high school coach has diminished greatly, especially when it comes to getting players into college. Comment

This Panther

The Civic Scene: A little community spririt can help in a very big way

Joanne Camiolo, a member of the Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association, is on a mission to beautify the community by painting over graffiti and planting flowers on the malls. Comment

Anniversary of Laurelton theater worth waiting for

Years ago, at this time of month, our family would vacation in the Adirondack Mountains. The temperatures there were usually cooler than in southeast Queens. We looked forward to getting up early, eating a hearty breakfast, putting on a sweater or two (knowing it was 100 degrees back home!), and heading out on some hiking trail. Comment

Editorial: Closing time

If it isn't closing time at the Metropolis Club in College Point and the Porterhouse Grill in Fresh Meadows, it should be. Both of these establishments appear to specialize in attracting violent lowlifes. Comment

Editorial: Teacher crisis

The supporters of the city's private schools learned last week that the free market is a double-edged sword when it comes to education. The free market was great when it provided the intellectual rationale for giving parents vouchers that would allow them to shop for the school of their choice for their children. But, when New York City Schools Chancellor Harold Levy attempted to lure teachers away from the private schools with higher salaries, the parochial schools cried "unfair." Comment

Recent Real Estate Transactions

Bayside, 15-66 201 St., Mul 2-Fam., $560,000, Bed 6, Bath 2, Halfbath 3, Construction-Brick, Basement-Full, Lot Size: 41 x 100, Taxes: $3,238 Comment

Bayside sports card shop draws young collectors

After making change for a third time in 15 minutes and watching another young boy run happily over to an arcade game, Frank Carbone smiled and admitted that in his business they use a lot of quarters. Comment

Nerve gas scare at L.I.C. Bangladeshi newspaper

Some residents and business owners along a portion of 39th Avenue in Long Island City had to evacuate their buildings last Wednesday when a suspicious package containing a white powder with a note describing it as a nerve gas arrived by mail at the offices of a weekly Bangladeshi newspaper. Comment

Dear weathers Weiner

Conservative Democrat Noach Dear last week survived a challenge to his petitions to run on the Republican line for the U.S. House of Representatives against incumbent Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills). Comment

Weiner begins campaign for re-election in 2000

Standing side-by-side with the person many thought would defeat him in his first bid for Congress two years ago, U.S. Rep Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills) on Tuesday kicked off his official re-election campaign. Comment

Disabled gather to laud 10 years of freedom

For the thousands of disabled residents living in Queens, the Americans with Disabilities Act has meant freedom in many tangible ways. Comment

Domestic violence bill pushed

A federal bill to expand services for victims of domestic violence would give Queens women and prosecutors a piece of a $60 million pot aimed at stemming the tide of violence against women, Queens officials said last week. Comment

JFK AirTrain project bothers neighbors

Construction of the JFK AirTrain along the Van Wyck Expressway has backed up traffic and created noise and vibrations which have irked neighboring residents and business owners, but officials say the worst may be over. Comment

Smith charges Jenkins filed fraudulent petitions

A bitter Democratic primary contest between two long-time opponents heated up this week in court as state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) alleged that the challenger for his southeast Queens Senate seat, Cynthia Jenkins, included signatures of several dead people on her nominating papers. Comment

Church to celebrate 25th anniversary

The Maranatha Church has come a long way since its humble beginnings 25 years ago when its pastor, the Rev. Charles Mixon, started the church in the basement of his home with his wife, two daughters and a small group of followers. Comment

Bridge Program helps SD 29 kids adapt to middle school

Johanna sat at her computer in the ScanTEK lab at IS 59, the Gifted and Talented Academy, checking out a diagram of how African drums produce sound. Comment

School site search irks civic group

The angst began to flow the moment that makeshift classrooms of a newly minted laboratory school were set up on the Queens College campus nearly two years ago. Comment

Civic association says local park needs repair

Maintenance of Cunningham Park needs to be improved, a member of the West Cunningham Park Civic Association contends. Comment

Woman killed at St. Albans veterans home: Cops

A 58-year-old supervisor at the New York State Veterans Home in St. Albans was shot to death after an apparent dispute with an employee, police said. Comment

Flushing woman killed at work: Cops

A 58-year-old supervisor at the New York State Veterans Home in St. Albans was shot to death after an apparent dispute with an employee, police said. Comment

College Point neighbors wage war against graffiti

Each morning that John Rodriguez steps outside of his modest brick house on 155th Street, he sees a wall awash in graffiti in a rainbow of colors. If he peers into the alley that leads to the Murray Hill Shopping Center, he sees even more graffiti. Comment

5 men wounded outside Metropolis Nightclub

Violence once again erupted outside the Metropolis Nightclub in College Point last week, leaving five men wounded and one under arrest in the latest in a string of troubling incidents at the busy nightclub, police said. Comment

Convention center study gets $50K from Padavan

The Queens Chamber of Commerce has received a financial boost in its push to figure out if building a Queens County Convention Center makes sense for the borough. Comment

Blood drive slated for Little Neck

Hoping to do their part to raise the amount of blood supplies on hand in the area, several community agencies are banding together for their annual blood drive this Sunday at the Samuel Field Y in Little Neck. Comment

Gore

West Nile virus may stick around for good

As some health officials speculated last week that the West Nile virus may be around for a long time to come, officials announced Friday afternoon that a 78-year-old Staten Island man was the year's first reported human case of West Nile virus. Comment

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