Friday, April 20, 2001

Democrats for mayor disclose tax filings

City Comptroller Alan Hevesi and City Council Speaker Peter Vallone (D-Astoria) released their personal income tax records for 2000 last week, calling on media baron Michael Bloomberg and other candidates in the mayoral race to follow their lead. Comment.

Ramones founder dies at 49 of lymphatic cancer

Ramone had been diagnosed with lymphatic... Comment.

JFK workers arrested in booze graft

Three employees of a catering service at Kennedy Airport were arrested last Thursday for allegedly stealing $1.5 million worth of untaxed miniature liquor bottles from several airlines and reselling them to delis and grocery stores, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

St. John’s team wins big in Mock Trial tourney

The National Finals competition, held between March 30 and April 2 in Des Moines, Iowa, pitted 64... Comment.

Adams loses pair, ousted from Monroe

Heading into the final day of the 32nd annual Monroe Holiday Baseball Tournament Saturday, John Adams was in the driver’s seat as the lone undefeated team. Six hours later, the Spartans were ousted, losing a pair of games to DeWitt Clinton and host James Monroe in the Bronx. Comment.

Adams’ Tusa pitches no-hitter against RFK

Tusa helped her own cause by going 2-for-3. Catcher Carmella Napolitano went... Comment.

Little Neck parade group to hold dance fund-raiser

The Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial... Comment.

Lewis shakes slow start, defeats Flushing 5-0

Karine Zuma sat on the bench, buried her head in her hands and cried tears of frustration. The Francis Lewis senior forward didn’t have the look of someone whose goal had given the Patriots a 1-0 halftime lead over Flushing Monday at Flushing Memorial Field. Comment.

Pitcher Wells saves day for QC softball

Wells, a sophomore pitcher, went the distance in the first game, an 8-2 Queens win, allowing just three hits... Comment.

Revenge sweet in Storm comeback victory

Jason Kane strode to the plate filled with pent-up anger. For eight innings, the St. John’s third baseman sat in the dugout and stewed. The junior had been ejected in the sixth inning of the front end of a double-header against Big East foe West Virginia for arguing balls and strikes. Comment.

Seltzer leads Northshore Baptist over Fader Law

Northshore Baptist 11, Fader Law 2. For Fader Law, Jonathan Seltzer completed his very first organized baseball game despite a swollen hand after getting hit hard by a pitch in the second inning. Jonathan Castanos pitched three good... Comment.

Jesse Halpern skates to win in Minor Division opener

Jesse Halpern Skate and Tennis 8, McCann's Rollers 2. In the season opener for the Minor Division, Jesse Halpern skated away with their first win. Travis Lippert led the way, scoring four goals, Spiros Markopolous scored a hat trick,... Comment.

Braves top Orioles, 10-2, in season opener

The Nick & Maggie’s Braves defeated Marcella’s Pizza Orioles, 10-2, in the season opener for both teams on Saturday at the Glen Oaks Oval. Braves starter Mike Kaplan pitched three strong innings to record his first win. Kaplan allowed only one run on two hits, striking out nine batters, while walking only one. Jeremy Goldberg, Gabe Gomez and Tyler Brodney each pitched an inning in relief for the Braves. Cadie Chu pitched five innings for the Orioles, notching five strikeouts. Comment.

MV Dodgers schedule tryouts for April 22, 29

With the weather unseasonably cold and wet, the Midville Dodgers have been unable to schedule a workout outdoors. If Mother Nature cooperates, that should change soon. The Dodgers have scheduled an outdoor workout on Sunday, April 22, starting at 1:30 p.m. for their Junior team (16-and-under). No player can turn 17 before August 1. The following week, Sunday, April 29, the Dodgers Senior team will hold their outdoor tryout and workout starting at 1:30 p.m. All workouts will be held at Midville’s home field, Juniper Valley Park field No. 1. Comment.

Injured Jamaica man finding independence

With the help of the state Department of Health’s Traumatic Brain Injury Medicaid Waiver program and All Metro Heath Care, Godwin has an apartment in Jamaica and is... Comment.

Marine Terrace residents keep subsidized apts.

The contract has been signed, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) told her. Marine Terrace Associates had... Comment.

MetLife could move 1,000 workers to L.I.C.

The building at 27-01 Bridge Plaza North is only one of several sites... Comment.

Ridgewood combats graffiti hits

When John Dilorenzo bought a three-story building in Ridgewood in January, he knew it would be a fixer-upper. The brick walls of the former factory building were bathed in layers of graffiti, which had accumulated unchecked over the many years the corner building had sat vacant. Comment.

Richmond Hill’s Guyanese rally for nation’s harmony

“What we’re asking is for the leaders and the president and the opposition to commence a... Comment.

Crimson Tide tops Red Storm 

Two Jamaica car dealers busted in tax scam: DA

The dealerships are on the same block... Comment.

Galente busted in killing of St. John’s student: DA

Galante, 24, had been on the lam since the April 4, 1999 stabbing of... Comment.

Qns.Village teen kills stepbrother with hug: City

Ushane Thompson, 10, of 209-42 111th Rd. in Queens Village was found unconscious in his bedroom by his... Comment.

Clark rallies for educational equality

Clark, along with the New York State Black, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Legislative... Comment.

Internet cafe serves up sandwiches, cyberspace

Thirst Quencher’s Cyber Cafe at 216-18 Jamaica Ave., the community’s first such establishment, celebrates its grand opening Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a... Comment.

Common-law husband murders wife on Easter: DA

Tulshi, was found in her home, at 133-15 123rd St., shot multiple times in... Comment.

Human bones found in bag in Brookville Park

At press time, the medical examiner was still working to identify the... Comment.

Jesse Halpern skates to win 

Jesse Halpern Skate and Tennis 8, McCann's Rollers 2. In the season opener for the Minor Division, Jesse Halpern skated away with their first win. Travis Lippert led the way, scoring four goals, Spiros Markopolous scored a hat trick,... Comment.

CCRB comes to Jamaica

Mayor Rudolph Giuliani proposed turning the prosecution... Comment.

Support rekindled for Maltese’s dead water bill

The Maltese bill, which would extend the complaint period to six... Comment.

Pheffer raises $72,212 for her beep campaign

Pheffer raised $72,212, qualified for... Comment.

Council candidates use CB 7 as stumping ground

When the discussion began, the issue before Community Board 7 was whether to allow the Boys Club of America to construct a new three-story facility on 41st Avenue. When it ended, the issue had evolved in part into one about whether it was fair to exclude women from its membership. Comment.

Renovations on old Wendy’s begin in Flushing

Paul Lo, the broker for A.O. Realty in... Comment.

EMT busted for harassing Flushing woman: DA

A New York City Fire Department employee was arrested last week, accused of using his position to obtain the address and telephone number of a Flushing woman whose tires he allegedly slashed days after the two were involved in an accident on a Queens expressway, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: It’s a lot more than just hoops

Hank Carter’s kindly voice used the phrases “God willing” and “blessed by God” more times than I could scribble down in my notepad when I spoke to him Monday. There seemed to be no ounce of false modesty from the man, who has almost single-handedly turned a once very small charity basketball game into a city tradition. Comment.

Transitional Services to open Whitestone HQ

The move was completed back in January when... Comment.

NAACP to hold meeting on Bayside bias attacks

In the wake of two violent hate crimes on Bell Boulevard in the last two months, the Flushing branch of the National Association for Colored People was planning a meeting next week to foster a discussion and understanding of bias in northeast Queens. Comment.

Mwangi wins Half Marathon

The 33-year-old Ossining resident, ran a five-minute first mile, quickly putting... Comment.

Korea Tribune owner nabbed for extortion: DA

The owner of the Little Neck-based Korea Tribune was arrested Friday for allegedly extorting money from local businesses and threatening to publish false and damaging stories about the merchants if they did not comply, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Gang member charged in slay at Flushing club

The man, Yu Kong, was arrested around 1 p.m. last Thursday at his home in Astoria, said... Comment.

Oil spill clean-up costs may fall on local co-op

A Bay Terrace co-op could be forced to pay $500,000 or more for the costs of cleaning up an oil spill in Little Neck Bay that the U.S. Coast Guard and the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Friday came from the apartment’s sewer system. Comment.

Thursday, April 19, 2001

Groups honor volunteers, celebrate service milestones

The Association for the Advancement of Blind and Retarded Inc. has received a $27,000 check from Fleet Bank in support of the its newest day program for adults with mental retardation in Jamaica. Comment.

Kids’ Space

This is KIDS' SPACE, a guide to things for children to do and see. Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

Activities Comment.

Le Bistro: Le Bistro at JFK Holiday Inn stands out amid hotel restaurants

Holiday Inn/JFK Airport, 144-02 135th Ave., Jamaica Comment.

Highland Church presents play with realism, passion

The Highland Church's passion play, "Midnight Cry," presented Easter Sunday evening at the church on Highland Avenue, focused on the days leading up to the Crucifixion. The play was offered in the multiethnic church's huge sanctuary, which seemed large enough to hold a stadium's worth of people, including dozens of little girls in adorable, frothy Easter dresses. Comment.

Our History: From early on, Bayside emphasized schooling

A person who was literate could be assured of making his way in the world. Massachusetts led the way in the idea of the establishment of our... Comment.

Politics not in audience at Chinese production at Town Hall

Relations between the governments of China and the United States may have been strained by the downing of the U.S. spy plane, but that hasn't affected the cultural exchange that is always fostered by performing arts. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Let’s all try to stop rage before it starts

We hear and read so much about road rage, and other rages, that I think we all should try to learn some calming techniques. If you have an appointment someplace, give yourself a break and allow yourself... Comment.

Editorial: Stabile and the Sopranos

We are dismayed to see that City Councilman Al Stabile (R-Ozone Park) has joined the chorus of whimpering whiners who allege that the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Sopranos" creates the impression that all Italian-Americans are mobsters. Comment.

Editorial: Still Mudville

In the Academy Award-winning movie "Traffic," a policeman from the streets of Tijuana helps the DEA bring down a powerful Mexican drug lord. In return for risking his life, he asks only one favor of the DEA. He wants a Little League ballfield built so the poor families of Tijuana can know the simple joy of sitting in the bleachers and cheering as their children play baseball. It is a pleasure, he assumes, that the families in the states must take for granted. Comment.

Bellerose art store supplies Queens artists

Since the early 1970s, the flagship store of the 10-store nationwide chain at 248-12 Union Turnpike has been the only... Comment.

105th’s teen Explorers tackle Bellerose graffiti

Members of the group, paintbrush in hand, were on 248th Street and Union Turnpike April 11 painting over the graffiti-strewn gates of Jerry’s Artarama and the Milan Restaurant as well as... Comment.

Berger’s Burg: Columnist fights with !@#$%& computer

The first one was from a reader who claims to be my "Number #1 fan." She writes: "You are my favorite. Nobody comes close to you as a personality. Please... Comment.

The Civic Scene: Three in Queens awarded scholarships

The trustees of the Educational and Cultural Fund of the Electrical Industry recently held their 53rd annual Scholarship Award Breakfast in the Electrical Industry Center Auditorium, on Parsons Boulevard in Flushing. Children of members of Local No. 3 are eligible to receive scholarships. Comment.

‘100 Centre Street’ set to be moved to Astoria

For now, however, the only suggestion of the transformation is a small wooden sign with “100 Centre Street”... Comment.

To The Point: Holidays bring out the best in everyone

We hope that all the families were blessed with the joys of Passover and the Easter holidays. Comment.

Point of View: Great films can bridge world cultures, ideas

Apart from entertainment, an outstanding movie can broaden our horizons on the changing world as well as cultures and history of other countries. Great movies, such as “Gone... Comment.

St. Albans teen well on his way to Hollywood stardom

Fourteen-year-old Duane McLaughlin of St. Albans has one thing in common with Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts, Michael Jackson, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and many other Hollywood lights. Comment.

Woman killed as truck runs light on Astoria Boulevard

Calling the intersection a deadly passageway where accidents have... Comment.

Dining Out: Le Bistro at JFK Holiday Inn stands out amid hotel restaurants

Holiday Inn/JFK Airport, 144-02 135th Ave., Jamaica Comment.

Community Calendar

A class offering practical guidance on how to draw upon the spiritual resources of Jewish faith and tradition will be presented by Rabbi Mayer at The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St., Forest Hills. 718-261-2900. Comment.

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