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Thursday, Sept. 7, 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

Jeweler slain in Bayside heist

Police were hunting Tuesday for a man who gunned down a Bayside jeweler while his family watched during an attempted robbery at his Horace Harding Expressway store last Thursday, 111th Precinct Captain Anthony Mullen said. Comment

Arts & Entertainment Listings

Cast call for Theatre A La Carte at 39-50 Douglaston Parkway on Thurs., Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. 718-631-4092. Comment

AMMI screens powerful films

Starting Sept. 9, the American Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria offers retrospectives of renowned directors Budd Boetticher and Terrence Malick. Comment

St. John

Long season expected for QC women

Optimism was overflowing on the soccer field at Queens College at the end of last season, and for good reason. In its inaugural season, the Queens College women's soccer team finished with a 6-10 record. With the Lady Knights winning five of their final eight games of the year, head coach Roby Young could not wait until this season. And who could blame him, with a solid core of returning players and a healthy group of recruits. Comment

Liccese runs girls

Kelley TKO

Bayside Milk Farm celebrates 25 years

Every day Pat Perulli and his cousin Patrick go to work at the Bayside Milk Farm to help stock produce, assist customers and steep themselves in the family tradition that has kept the store going for nearly 50 years. Comment

To The Point: Mother is making sure the angels look right

Welcome to the Point. The Point being College Point. Comment

The Civic Scene: Residents fear home for retarded adults

The New York chapter of the Association for the Help of Retarded Children, in conjunction with the New York Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, has proposed setting up a group home for mildly to moderately retarded adults in the Fresh Meadows area covered by the West Cunningham Park Civic Association. Comment

Berger’s Burg: Grandparents, grandchildren share special bond

There are parents who may not love their children, [but] there are no grandparents who do not adore their grandchildren. Comment

Editorial: Tell

The first lady is a carpetbagger who never did anything for New York. Comment

Editorial: Bayside and Bart

When one thinks of classic underachievers, Bell Boulevard in Bayside ranks right up there with Bart Simpson. Although Bayside is often listed among the most desirable places to live in New York City, Bell Boulevard has not kept pace. As property values soared and families competed for the chance to live here, Bell Boulevard never lived up to its potential. Comment

PS 111 taken off failing list

Teachers and administrators at PS 111 in Long Island City were ecstatic to find out their school was taken off the list of 16 troubled schools in the city slated to be shuttered or overhauled. Comment

Woodside activist found dead in Indonesia

The Woodside lawyer from Indonesia who vanished Aug. 5 on a mission to bring attention to human rights abuses in his native country was one of five bodies found Monday afternoon outside Medan, his last known whereabouts, a colleague said. Comment

Thermos spends more $$$ than Gianaris

With less than one week remaining in the Democratic primary race for the 36th Assembly District seat, Michael Gianaris has spent about 11 percent of the contributions to his war chest and Kimon Thermos has laid out some 40 percent in the heated campaign. Comment

21-year-old shot near Van Wyck

A 21-year-old Jamaica man with hopes of earning a high school diploma was shot dead early Tuesday morning in the eastern stretches of Richmond Hill, police said. Comment

Undercover Queens teens get box cutters

Teenage volunteer undercover agents working for the Consumer Affairs Department were able to make illegal purchases of box cutters at seven Queens stores, including a Home Depot and a Sears, the city agency said. Comment

Jamaica youth sharpen tennis skills at park

Venus and Serena Williams may have grown up in southern California and visited Queens only to compete in the U.S. Open, but aspiring tennis players in Jamaica look at them as hometown heroes. Comment

State to discuss probe into Jamaica toxic site

Residents will soon hear the results of a state investigation into whether contamination at the Atlantic Bus Company site on 180th Street in Jamaica has affected the surrounding community, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced. Comment

Chinese takeout owner murdered on 176th St.

Five teenagers were arrested Tuesday and charged with murdering and robbing the owner of a Chinese takeout restaurant in St. Albans who was delivering an order to a desolate Springfield Gardens block, police said. Comment

Detective sentenced for DWI

A veteran Queens detective stationed at the 105th Precinct in Queens Village was sentenced last Thursday to 90 days of house arrest, three years of probation and community service for driving while intoxicated in an accident that killed a 62-year-old grandfather two years ago. Comment

St. John

Queens voters go to polls to decide primary races

With more than two dozen federal and state elected officials seeking re-election in Queens districts this year, only a handful are facing primary challenges in local races in the heavily Democratic borough as voters go to the polls Tuesday. Comment

Construction to keep PS 214 kids indoors

Mangled bars of orange- and maroon-painted metal are stacked in a pile next to a wrought-iron fence. Mounds of sand and broken cinder blocks dot the former playground like little ant colonies. Farther into the playground sits an idle fleet of payloaders that look like toy trucks. Comment

City to ban biking on Clearview overpass

Bicycle riding will be banned on a pedestrian ramp over the Clearview Expressway in Bayside where a young boy was accidentally killed Aug. 17, the Queens commissioner of the city Department of Transportation said Tuesday. Comment

City to ban biking on Clearview overpass

Bicycle riding will be banned on a pedestrian ramp over the Clearview Expressway in Bayside where a young boy was accidentally killed Aug. 17, the Queens commissioner of the city Department of Transportation said Tuesday. Comment

Little Neck moms want your votes

Several women with voter registration forms braved the unseasonably cold Tuesday morning on Northern Boulevard in Little Neck to deliver their message to anyone and everyone who would listen: the Million Mom March is back and looking to expand. Comment

New theory may explain West Nile virus spread

The invisible pathogens of the West Nile virus may have more in common with grazing herds of cattle than one might think - even in the far from bucolic borough of Queens. Comment

Torrential rain floods northeast Queens roads

Cascading sheets of rain deluged most of northeast Queens Sunday afternoon, halting traffic on the Cross Island Parkway, flooding basements in Flushing and Bayside, and causing cars to crawl cautiously through streets submerged in water. Comment

Torrential rain floods northeast Queens roads 

Cascading sheets of rain deluged most of northeast Queens Sunday afternoon, halting traffic on the Cross Island Parkway, flooding basements in Flushing and Bayside, and causing cars to crawl cautiously through streets submerged in water. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000

Bosco’s Corner: Football kicks off at long last

It had finally come. Like a junkie craving his next fix, I huddled in my apartment Sunday afternoon, waiting as patiently as I could for 1 p.m., waiting with baited breath for the kickoff of the 2000-2001 football season. Comment

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