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Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999

Dining Out: Jackson Diner


Community Calendar

The American Red Cross Emergency Communications Service meets on the first Thursday of the month, 8 p.m. American Red Cross, 133-50 41st Ave., Flushing. Call 357-6851. Comment

Arts & Entertainment

Hocus Pocus The Colonial Players is holding auditions 8 p.m., Dec. 13 and Dec. 15 for its spring production of Comment

Dixieland jazz heads for Queens this weekend

Musician Orange Kellin was just a boy when he first heard Dixieland jazz, the heartbeat of New Orleans, the music he was soon to spend his life playing. Comment

“On the Way to Broadway” is a sure thing

"Cafe Society," a new evening soiree series at Flushing Town Hall, treated ticketholders to a sneak peak of several plays in progress with its special program, "On the Way to Broadway." Comment

Jackson Diner


State to unveil plans for Ft. Totten site

Fort Totten will come a little bit closer to city parkland status Tuesday when the state Northeastern Queens Nature and Historical Preserve Commission unveils a draft of its plans for the site at a public meeting scheduled at the military base. Comment

Enjoy a holiday head start

Enjoy a headstart to your holidays with a host of events, starting this weekend with a Holiday Open House at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Comment

Molloy looks to get back to top of 

For the Molloy hockey team, improving on last season is going to be a daunting task. The Stanners, in their first season of varsity hockey in the Catholic High School Hockey League, finished the season 19-5 and lost a heartbreaker to Bishop Ford, 6-5, in overtime, of the third and final game of the B division championship series after having a 5-4 lead with 10 seconds left. Comment

Penn State nips St. John

Next step for new women

St. John

Queens falls to Division I St. Francis

For almost eighteen minutes of the first half, Queens College was playing a close game with St. Francis College. Up against a Division I program, Division II Queens had a great opportunity. Comment

Crew snafu cripples Bayside phones

A Bell Atlantic crew in Bayside damaged a telephone cable Monday morning that in turn disconnected local customers from 911 emergency service for about five hours and left the area with sporadic phone outages throughout the day, a Bell Atlantic spokesman said. Comment

Bosco’s Corner: Hurt boxer latest in long line

Stephan Johnson was still lying unconscious at the Atlantic City Medical Center Tuesday morning, more than a week after the 31-year-old professional boxer was knocked out by junior middleweight contender Paul Vaden. Comment

To The Point: Holiday festivities come to the Point

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

The Plant Doctor: Planting bulbs ensure blossoms in the Spring

Millions of bulbs are planted each year by professional and amateur gardeners hoping to be rewarded with a spectacular array of flowers in the spring. Unfortunately, poor understanding of the basics of bulbs and planting techniques can result in wasted effort and poor results. Comment

Our History: Queens

As we contemplate the coming Millennium and look back over our past, from the standpoint of local history it is more than curiosity which prompts us to consider how Queens communities got their names. Comment

Berger’s Berg: December: A month of many celebrations

I love December. It is my second favorite month after June, the month in which I was born. I love the weather. I love the vitality and I love the sweaters and hats that women wear. Comment

Editorial: Tragedy overlooked

How much is the life of an aspiring teacher from southeast Queens worth? Does life become more precious when the victim is a business woman on Madison Avenue? Two tragedies that occurred in recent weeks shed light on an inexcusable bias on the part of the city's major news media. Comment

Editorial: Hands off ATMs

Remember when the phrase "bankers hours" really meant something? Remember those days when, if you didn't get to the bank by 3 p.m. Friday, you couldn't touch your money until Monday morning? Most people would agree that the ATM cash machines that make their money available 24 hours a day, seven days a week are a tremendous convenience. And most people appreciate the fact that they can withdraw their money from the ATMs at almost any bank. Comment

Shu K. Lee, 86

Shu K. Lee of Bayside, a Flushing Rotary Club member for more than 30 years, died Nov. 15. He was 86. Comment

James F. McConnell, 66

James F. McConnell, the former president and chief executive officer of the Flushing Financial Corporation, died Nov. 24. He was 66. Comment

3 arrests follow car crash in Laurelton

An Emergency Services Unit police officer returning to his home base after his shift Sunday morning responded to a call and raced to the aid of a carload of people that had crashed into a highway overpass in Laurelton, said Police Office Joseph Bonaventura of the 105th Precinct. Comment

Baisley, Wilkins parks receive $1M for fixups

Two highly used recreational facilities in southeast Queens, Baisley Pond Park and Roy Wilkins Park, are getting a boost of nearly $1 million for needed upgrades. Comment

Cops say gunman shot ex inside Astoria pool hall

A man who may have been jilted allegedly shot and killed his ex-girlfriend before turning the gun on himself, holding off police for two hours in an Astoria pool hall Sunday, authorities said. Comment

Olympics might land in Queens

Queens could play a key role in the 2012 Summer Olympics if a bid to bring the games to New York City for the first time succeeds. Comment

Sunnyside Gardens mourns loss of trees to beetle

Sheltered under one last golden umbrella of maple leaves, 30 residents of Sunnyside Gardens bid farewell recently to 20 trees claimed as the latest victims of the Asian longhorned beetle. Comment

Hillary joins Crowley for fund-raiser

First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton showed her support for U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) Monday night at a glitzy fund-raiser in Manhattan, saying she and Queens Democratic officials were on the same page and fighting for what was best for the state. Comment

Old dispute ended in death: DA

A 20-year-old Jamaica woman confessed to fatally stabbing another young woman at a Richmond Hill bowling alley last weekend, saying the two had a dispute years ago that spurred the attack, authorities said. Comment

Queens bikers bring toys to tots for Christmas

It all began with a bunch of biker guys wanting to do good. Comment

Civics slam anti-litter campaign

The city Department of Sanitation began an anti-litter campaign in Forest Hills and Rego Park months before nearly 200 residents marched in protest of dirty streets, a department spokeswoman said, but community leaders still are not satisfied. Comment

Suit filed to stop 14-screen theater

Laurelton activist Cynthia Jenkins, along with 12 other plaintiffs, has filed a lawsuit to prevent construction of a 14-screen multiplex theater in Springfield Gardens even though the facility is permitted under city zoning laws. Comment

Expulsions spark rally for Haiti

A Haitian right activist from Cambria Heights said over the past month more than 10,000 Haitians have already been expelled from the Dominican Republic by the administration of President Leonel Fernandez. Comment

Legal Aid seeks to assist boro

Shanti came to the United States from India five years ago with high hopes. Comment

St. Albans woman attacked

A St. Albans woman was sexually assaulted in her home Friday night when three gunmen broke into her residence at about 11:40 p.m. police said. Comment

Allen AME feeds thousands for Thanksgiving

Several hundred volunteers with the Allen AME church family cooked, packaged and transported nearly 8,000 Thanksgiving meals to various sites in Jamaica and St. Albans. Comment


City says it

Transit officials say the subways and buses are Y2K-ready, but when the new millennium arrives, will there be any motormen and drivers to operate them? Comment

Low profile Bayside special ed program gets funds

A fund-raiser at Caffe on the Green in Bayside on Nov. 16 raised about $25,000 for a state-funded special education program that has been struggling with low enrollment and a low profile, one of its advisers said. Comment

Hillary helps Ackerman raise $100K

Cops say missing student left willingly

When Samiya Haqiqi, a 26-year-old Flushing resident and first-year law student in Connecticut, disappeared nearly three weeks ago, investigators believe she went willingly with someone she knew. Comment

Old Navy to open in Flushing in 2001

Old Navy clothing will open a store in downtown Flushing in the spring of 2001, a company spokesman said. Comment

First lady helps Crowley raise re-election funds

First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton showed her support for U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) Monday night at a glitzy fund-raiser in Manhattan, saying she and Queens Democratic officials were on the same page and fighting for what was best for the state. Comment

Missing woman, 26, left willingly: Cops

When Samiya Haqiqi, a 26-year-old Flushing resident and first-year law student in Connecticut, disappeared nearly three weeks ago, investigators believe she went willingly with someone she knew. Comment

Survey warns consumers about store credit cards

A Queens congressman this weekend kicked off the holiday shopping season with a caveat to credit-card-wielding customers: When it comes to store-issued plastic, buyer beware. Comment

Solace program helps torture survivors heal

When refugees arrive in Queens, memory travels with them. Comment

Black Friday shoppers flock to Queens stores

While it is no longer considered the busiest shopping day of the year, Queens shopping centers were bustling. Shoppers overburdened with bags scrambled side by side with the empty-handed. Comment
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