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Thursday, July 6, 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

Live or robot? Hard to tell at Hall of Science reptile show

As you approach the life-sized 20-foot-long Nile Crocodile, one of the most prominent displays at the reptile exhibit in the New York Hall of Science, you can hear a persistent squeak. This is supposed to be just life-sized... Comment

All for the joy of music

Tough week for Kings, as team drops 4-of-5

Following an opening week which saw the Queens Kings finish in a first-place tie with the Staten Island Yankees with a 5-3 record, the team struggled last week, losing four of five after beating Auburn, 6-2, June 27. Comment

Hoop series to examine amateurs

The influence of amateur club basketball has grown to incredible heights in recent years. From the depths of the amateur clubs has emerged a countless number of summer leagues, tournaments, travel teams and camps. Almost every high school athlete will participate in these events in hopes of attaining more expsosure and being spotted by a college that would not have normally seen them during the season playing for their high school. Comment

To the Point: Come to the Point for good summer fun

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

Classes begin in District 26

When the blue skies, green grasses and hot and lazy days of summer arrive, most kids hit the pool or the beach. Comment

The Civic Scene: Beacon gives good answer to 

Each school district has one or more Beacon Schools which are open after school, evenings and during the summer to offer programs for the youth and adults of the community. Comment

Berger’s Burg: Berger for senator 

Politicians have so much fun. Comment

Editorial: A sensible approach to drug-related crime

Last month the state's chief judge, Judith Kaye, announced a courageous plan that would radically reduce the number of nonviolent drug offenders sent to prison each year in New York state. If it can clear some significant hurdles, Judge Kaye's initiative will send as many as 10,000 defendants to treatment rather than prison over the next three years. Comment

Editorial: Somebody to hate

John Rocker is gone. The Mouth from the South came and went and the only real damage was to three Met batters who would have loved to punish the Atlanta Braves relief pitcher with a powerful homerun or at least a cheap single. Comment

QSAC holds fund-raiser at Astoria headquarters

The Quality Services for the Autism Community held its annual fund-raiser last Thursday night at its headquarters in Astoria to raise money in support of the various programs and services offered by the support group. Comment

City shells out $2.3M for western Queens libraries

Several libraries in western Queens have been awarded funds to improve their facilities during the fiscal year 2001 budget negotiations. Comment

Many fail Regents at LIC school

Some Queens students, many speaking English for the first time, may find themselves also struggling to get an adequate education after failing the Regents English exams last week. Comment


Jamaica Avenue may be sweltering like a funnel of hot air, but employees of Klingbeil Shoe Labs Inc. are as busy as ever making ice skating boots for competitive skaters from all over the world. Comment

Quinn survives ouster attempt by SD 24 board

In a hastily called meeting last week, School Board 24 members begrudgingly named Superintendent Joseph Quinn as acting superintendent after city Schools Chancellor Harold Levy vetoed their previous 7-2 vote that replaced him with PS 128 Principal John Lavelle. Comment


Jamaica Avenue may be sweltering like a funnel of hot air, but employees of Klingbeil Shoe Labs Inc. are as busy as ever making ice skating boots for competitive skaters from all over the world. Comment

Brooklyn man convicted in Richmond Hill rapes

A Brooklyn man was convicted last week of the rapes of five women in Richmond Hill, Jamaica, and neighboring areas in 1996 and 1997. Comment

Indoor ice rink, pool set for park

Plans for an indoor pool at Flushing Meadows Corona Park have expanded dramatically since the fall, officials said last week. Comment

Rally rips Rocker

Man holds vigil for his daughter

A Jamaica man who killed one daughter and injured another last week while backing into his driveway in the family car was spending nearly every waking moment with his surviving 7-year-old daughter at Mary Immaculate Hospital, a neighbor said. Comment

Rocker roughs up Mets in Shea appearance

He shut down the Mets and shut up the crowd. Comment

Ice rink planned for Flushing Meadows

Plans for an indoor pool at Flushing Meadows Corona Park have expanded dramatically since the fall, officials said last week. Comment

Bellerose mishap spares life

Rahoul Gupta ran around smiling and giggling like any other 6-year-old as he played with his 1-year-old sister, but he was lucky to be alive after a freak car accident caused a No Standing sign to fly into the air and come down on his head like a machete. Comment

Lancman gets $$$ for state senate bid

About 40 supporters of Bayside native Rory Lancman turned out for a $100 per person fund-raiser last Wednesday to pitch in financial and moral support for his uphill run against Republican state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) this fall. Comment

Douglaston family wary of nearby construction

Sitting in their backyard on a hot June afternoon, Felicia and John Nicodemo did not spend their time admiring a serene view of Little Neck Bay, only a stone's throw away at the end of a quiet Douglaston Manor street. Comment

Skala starts Columbine scholarship fund

Bayside civic leader Frank Skala usually likes to keep the focus of his work close to home. Comment

Queens County Savings plans move to Westbury

Queens County Bancorp, the parent of Queens County Savings Bank, may close up corporate shop at its Main Street headquarters as early as this fall and head east to Westbury, L.I. in a move that could imperil some banking jobs at its central office in Flushing. Comment

Fear of power outages sparks council hearings

Faced with growing fears that the city could experience widespread power outages or reduction to its power supply, City Council Speaker Peter Vallone (D-Astoria) last week lashed out at Con Edison and other utilities. Comment


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