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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000

Young woman injured in Bell Blvd. car accident

A young woman was seriously injured in a four-car accident at Bell Boulevard and 28th Avenue Tuesday afternoon in Bayside at the same intersection where eight children and two adults were hurt on their way to Bible school in a church van Aug. 7. Comment

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 Listing

Cast call for Theatre A La Carte at 39-50 Douglaston Parkway on Wed., Sept. 6 and Thurs. Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. 718-631-4092. Comment

Dragon boats race in Flushing Meadows

Queens rowers looking to flex their muscles and hit the water had the chance to compete against each other last weekend in the 10th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment

Attacking stereotypes

La Bella Vita: Good food, live music and the Pizza Dance

106-09 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park Comment

Ridgewood girl skates to success on ice rink

Last month Sara Schultz played with some of the best scholastic female hockey players in the state at the Empire State Games in Binghamton. However, the level of play was actually a step down from what she is used to. Comment

A different kind of dream

Kenneth Durham has the same dreams and aspirations as Martin Malpica, Rich Thompson or any of the other Queens Kings - he wants to make it to the major leagues. Comment

Summer schedule keeping recruits busy

The nation's top prep basketball prospects have just concluded a 24-day window known as the July viewing period by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and college coaches. Comment

One crazy summer for local basketball stars

With so many college, high school and amateur athletic association coaches sounding off on the issue of high school students going through a hectic travel schedule to play high-profile basketball during the summer, opinions vary greatly. Comment

The Plant Doctor: Don

I am writing this column during a major rain storm. Comment

The Civic Scene: Civics plan ways to fix up popular Cunningham Park

The West Cunningham Park Civic Association and the Friends of Cunningham Park have a number of proposals for the renovation of Cunningham Park, and are seeking funds to carry out these proposals. Comment

Berger’s Burg: Family travel 

This is August, the month when most shrinks are away, kids are through with camp and many families take long car trips. This is unfortunate, because nothing makes a person crazier than taking a long car trip with their kids or grandchildren. Comment

Editorial: A school district adrift

With only weeks to go before the opening of the new school year, School District 29 remains in limbo. City Schools Chancellor Harold Levy last week rejected the woman selected by the board to serve as superintendent of this district. Comment

Police Blotter: Three men arrested in Northern Blvd. robbery

FLUSHING - Three men suspected in the robberies of 28 stores throughout Queens, Brooklyn and New York City were arrested at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday after they allegedly tried to rob a sporting goods store at 165-19 Northern Blvd. in Flushing, said Police Department spokeswoman Carolyn Chew. Comment

Recent Real Estate Transactions

Bayside, 73-11 210 St., Coo Hi-Rise, $79,000, Bed 1, Bath 1, Construction-Brick, M/Mnt. $339 Comment

Ozone Park man shot dead in Jamaica

An 18-year-old Ozone Park man who relatives said was trying to get his life together was shot dead early Saturday during a dispute at the South Jamaica Houses, police said. Comment

23-year-old arrested in  girl

A 23-year-old man was arrested and charged with the rape and shooting death of his 14-year-old girlfriend after an argument at his Richmond Hill home last week, authorities said. Comment

LIE exit shutdown draws fire

Fifth in a series Comment

Ridgewood woman, 30, murdered at gym

A 30-year-old mother of two children was found dead in a Ridgewood health club where she worked Friday morning after being shot several times in the head and body with a 22-caliber handgun, police said. Comment

Livery cab driver sought in six rapes in Queens

Police were looking for a livery cab driver and immigrant suspected of raping and assaulting six women throughout Queens. Comment

41-year-old sentenced in 

Calling the defendant a liar and a miserable excuse for a friend, a State Supreme Court judge last week sentenced a 41-year-old Forest Hills man to 65 years to life in prison for his role in the killing of a Middle Village man in 1999. Comment

18-year-old shot dead at S. Jamaica Houses

Queens pols praise new gun control legislation

New York has become the first state in the nation to close a gun-law loophole by requiring a background check on prospective buyers at gun shows. Comment

Suspect in St. Albans slay attempts suicide

A 40-year-old man who was wanted by police in the murder of his boss at the State Veterans Home in St. Albans shot himself in the head Friday morning, moments after calling the 113th Precinct to turn himself in, police said. Comment

Cynthia Jenkins kicked off Democratic ballot

A State Supreme Court judge has knocked Cynthia Jenkins off the ballot in the September Democratic primary for the state senate seat in the 10th District, but she plans to run in November on the Independence and Green Party lines. Comment

Haitian group protests at alleged terrorist

Board 29 choice rejected

Librarian takes on Stavisky in state Senate race

In these non-ideological times when the line between Republican and Democrat can easily be blurred, Green Party candidate Josephine Clay Jones has made her foray into Queens politics. Comment

Woodside political activist disappears in Indonesia

Friends and supporters of an Indonesian activist from Woodside on a mission to bring attention to human rights abuses in his native country, fear he may have been kidnapped. Comment

Lazio courts vote in downtown Flushing

U.S. senate candidate Rick Lazio, accompanied by scores of Republican supporters thronging the streets of Flushing Tuesday, toured a square block of the downtown district lined with Chinese restaurants and bakeries to stump for support among Asian-American voters. Comment

City to clean rubbish from Flushing Airport

Nearly four months after politicians showcased the debris and standing water in Flushing Airport in College Point as potential breeding grounds for the West Nile Virus, the New York City Economic Development Corporation last week rid the 78-acre parcel of abandoned tires and other bulky rubble. Comment

Metropolis suspect posts bail

A 19-year-old man arrested in the stabbings of five club-goers at the Metropolis Nightclub in College Point Aug. 4 and one of the victims are both believed to have ties to organized crime families, law enforcement officials said. Comment

W. Nile mosquitoes found in Glen Oaks

West Nile virus was found in mosquitoes trapped by the city Health Department in Glen Oaks late last month, the agency said last Thursday, but there were no plans for additional pesticide spraying in the area as of Friday. Comment

Six Queens motorists make list of scofflaws

Six Queens motorists have been named to a kind of scofflaw hall of fame made public by the city Finance Department, which says they owe a total of $184,274 for failure to pay nearly 1,500 overdue parking tickets. Comment


Summer school attendance rates inched up slightly after the first day of school, but some 31 percent of students still failed to show up for class citywide. Comment


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