Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001

SJU, Rutgers fight to 1-1 tie

St. John's men's soccer coach Dave Masur could copy tapes of the Red Storm's first half against No. 16 Rutgers and sell them as an example of how to play crisp, high intensity college soccer. Comment

Bayside blanks Cardozo, 3-0, in ‘Battle of Bayside’

Gerald Prophete waited 10 months for this day. After winning the PSAL 'B' city title on a blustery November morning, Prophete and his teammates on the Bayside soccer team capped an undefeated season and earned the school's first bid into the A division in years. Comment

Christ the King hands Holy Cross first loss

Steven Shell knew the Christ the King offense was going to struggle against Holy Cross Sunday. After the CK Royals manage no points against St. Peter’s in the opener two weeks ago, the senior quarterback was realistic about his team’s firepower against the vaunted Knights defense. Comment

Bosco’s Corner: HS football returns to quell nerves

On a scale from one to 10, I’d have to rate the two football games I saw this weekend 10s on both accounts. The Bayside-Wagner game I witnessed Saturday and the annual Christ the King-Holy Cross battle I saw on Sunday were among the most... Comment

Bayside Commodores sunk by Wagner in 2 OTs

The Bayside Commodores proved they could hang with the best football programs in the city Saturday when the team hosted last year’s PSAL runner-ups Susan Wagner. Overcoming a 12-point halftime. deficit to tie the game on the final play of regulation and force overtime. Comment

Magnet crushes Long Island City in first game

Courtney Jones had waited long enough. For the past three weeks, the Campus Magnet junior running back practiced. No games, no scrimmages, just practice. Comment

August Martin comes up just short in 14-6 loss to Tottenville

Shane Smith had energized a young and lethargic August Martin offense with some spectacular acrobatic catches, the kind that make their way onto highlight reels. So with seven seconds left in the fourth quarter Friday night at Tottenville and the potential game-tying touchdown 23 yards away, Falcons quarterback Jason Boyce thought why not? Why not look for Smith, the junior wide receiver just one more time. Comment

American diner tour to be offered in Queens

The Queens Historical Society, the American Diner Museum and the Queens Borough Public Library’s Flushing branch present a lecture and tour on the history of the American Diner by American Diner Museum director Daniel Zilka and diner historian Mario Monti. Comment

College Round-up: Schedule has Jarvis and Co. with tough slate

A trek to Alaska for the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout, another trip to Cameron Indoor Arena to face Duke and a home game against Wake Forest are some of the highlights of the 2001-02 St. John’s men’s basketball schedule, released by the school last week. Comment

Flushing defeats Lane in soccer opener

Juan Arboleda didn’t think Han Soo Jun would be much of a soccer player when the two met three years ago. And then Jun walked stepped onto the field. Comment

Molloy edges Holy Cross in soccer battle, 1-0

When Archbishop Molloy and Holy Cross lock horns on the soccer field, there isn’t much that separates the two teams. On Tuesday at Creedmoor Field, the difference was about three yards. Comment

St. Francis girls rally after loss to win two

After a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to St. Anthony’s last Wednesday, the St. Francis Prep girls soccer team responded with a pair of 1-0 wins, Thursday at St. John the Baptist and Monday over Holy Trinity at Cunningham Park. Comment

St. John’s pitches 1-0 shutout of Hoyas

The Shalrie Joseph experiment was a smashing success for the St. John’s soccer team Saturday night. Comment

St. John’s rallies to beat Stony Brook in overtime

Trailing 13-6 late in the game, the St. John’s Red Storm appeared on its way to a heartbreaking loss at the hands of Northeast Conference rival Stony Brook. But in a contest that featured a series of wild and clutch plays, St. John’s rallied to tie the score in regulation and rode a wave of emotion to an overtime victory, 16-13. Comment

Editorial: Ground Hero

As we all know too well, the ruins that were once the glorious twin towers of the World Trade Center have come to be known as “Ground Zero.” It was a term first popularized after the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City in 1995. At the time, that was the most devastating act of terrorism our nation had ever experienced. Comment

Berger’s Burg: The terrorists’ evil, sadly, was nothing new

From Germany to Canada, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Florida and other locales, a band of international outlaws methodically carried out a devilish plan to hijack four American commercial planes. They rammed two of them into The World Trade Center, and one into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed before its unknown destination could be reached. Comment

Real Estate Rap: Setting the right price is vital

Setting the list price for your home involves evaluating various market conditions and financial factors. During this phase of the home selling process, your broker will help you set your list price by determining. Comment

Neighbor to Neighbor: SE Queens volunteers help out at home base

Like so many others, I was devastated by the Sept. 11 tragedy. Man’s inhumanity to man is very difficult to comprehend. But man’s capacity for compassion and sacrifice puts some so much above the others that we must marvel that we are all part of the human race. We have seen the faces, heard the stories, and have even known personally some of the heroes and heroines who have paid, and may still be paving, the price of the sins or the wicked. Our prayers will continue to be with all people of good will. What happens next is the big question. We pray for our leaders to have the wisdom and capacity to fulfill their hopes of eradicating terrorism. Comment

The Civic Scene: Trade Center disaster jolts Fresh Meadows

Soon after the attack on the World Trade Center, homeowners on my block started to put out flags. Comment

Great Neck antique dealer holds final sale

Like fine wine and good shoes, the antiques business is one which evolves over time and requires a special touch. Comment

Recent real estate transactions

Source: North Shore Multiple Listing Service Comment

Runoff set for Green and Ferrer

Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer and Public Advocate Mark Green garnered enough votes from Democrats on a day when voter turnout was low to force a runoff to determine who will face the GOP candidate media mogul Michael Bloomberg in the Nov. 6 mayoral elections. Comment

Thalia Theatre shows how flamenco is done

Watching a performance of “Jaleo Flamenco” starring the Andrea del Conte Danza Espana last Sunday at the Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside made me think of how Kurt Cobain described performing on stage: “It’s anger, it’s death and absolute total bliss.” Comment

Marshall leads Dems in race for Borough Hall

Democratic City Councilwoman Helen Marshall (D-East Elmhurst) won the right to face Republican City Councilman Alfonso Stabile (R-Ozone Park) in the race to replace longtime Queens Borough President Claire Shulman, according to preliminary returns. Comment

Comrie ahead in close contest for Spigner’s seat

Leroy Comrie had a slight lead over Helen Cooper-Gregory in the highly competitive race to succeed City Councilman Archie Spigner (D-St. Albans), according to partial returns on the Democratic primary reported by New York 1 Wednesday. Comment

‘Ignorant’ teens beat Sikh in Richmond Hill

By Daniel Massey Comment

Boro Sikhs educate public to diminish bias

Gurbachan Singh has been a steel worker in this country for 26 years. But his extensive experience meant nothing when he traveled to Lower Manhattan to volunteer in the rescue effort after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Comment

St. Anastasia’s contributes to Sept. 11 relief efforts

More than 20 boxes of water bottles, sweatshirts and large bags of dog food lined one wall of St. Anastasia’s Father Smith Hall Tuesday morning, the remnants of the school’s donation drive for the World Trade Center relief efforts. Comment

Forest Hills volunteers regroup after disaster

Less than two weeks after its ambulance and equipment were lost in the World Trade Center disaster, the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps returned to service Saturday.     Comment

Damage to R, N lines less than expected: MTA

Restoration of the R and N subway lines, disrupted by the destruction of the World Trade Center, may not be as far off as originally feared, although transit officials are not ready to say exactly when. Comment

Katz, Gennaro winners in Forest Hills contests

Melinda Katz apparently won the Democratic primary for the seat held by Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) and James Gennaro was headed to victory in the race to replace longtime Councilman Morton Povman (D-Forest Hills), based on preliminary results from New York 1. Comment

Vallone, Gioia, Crowley apparent council victors

Peter Vallone Jr., the son of the incumbent, swept to victory Tuesday night in the Democratic primary for City Council Speaker Peter Vallone’s (D-Astoria) seat, according to preliminary results reported by New York 1 Wednesday morning. Comment

Whitestone firefighter looks back on ordeal

Although he was one of the first firefighters to arrive at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, Whitestone resident Armando Reno was one of the last people in the country to learn of the fate of the Twin Towers and the thousands trapped within the buildings. Comment

Second West Nile victim infected in Queens

A Queens man has become the second borough resident infected by the West Nile virus so far this year, the city Health Department announced last week. Comment

Sept. 11 attack darkens Yom Kippur observances

Yom Kippur, already the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, has taken on an especially somber tone this year in Queens and around the nation in the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center. Comment

Avella, Weprin apparent council victors

Despite a two-week moratorium on campaigning after the World Trade Center attack, three City Council races in northeast Queens yielded two expected victories and one wild card amid low voter turnout Tuesday when the public went to the polls for a second chance at the primary. Comment

Members find friends at laryngectomy group

Members of the Long Island Jewish and North Shore Hospital Laryngectomy Support Group do not meet religiously every week just to support each other. They come to laugh, learn and talk about their lives. Comment

Old Navy opens in downtown Flushing after delay

After months of anticipation, a 45,319-square-foot, three-story Old Navy clothing store has opened its doors to the public on the site of the old Woolworth’s in downtown Flushing. Comment

Boro opinions of Games unchanged by terrorism

Although the leader of New York’s efforts to host the Olympics in 2012 says the Games are now “more important than ever,” the World Trade Center attack has had little impact on the views of the borough’s most vocal opponents and supporters of the Games. Comment

Boro Pakistanis support homeland’s help to U.S.

While images in the American media showed Pakistan’s streets lined with anti-American protesters last week, Pakistani community and business leaders in Queens reacted favorably to Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s show of support for a U.S. military operation in Afghanistan.      Comment

Boro translators lessen voters’ problems at polls

At the Rosenthal Senior Center in Flushing Tuesday, the Board of Elections provided eight translators for voters using the nine voting booths, offering assistance in Chinese, Korean and Spanish. Comment

Povman gathers experts at terrorism roundtable

Feeling Queens residents needed a vocabulary to be able to discuss the recent terrorist attacks, Councilman Morton Povman (D-Forest Hills) hosted a discussion forum led by a panel of academics and religious leaders last Thursday evening at the JFK Regular Democratic Club in Flushing. Comment

Bayside school hosts tribute to American unity

On Sept. 11 an eerie silence hung over the playground at PS 31 in Bayside as the school’s staff kept students indoors after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Comment

Rudy overshadows contest to succeed him

As voters in Queens went to the polls Tuesday, questions over the future of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani loomed larger in many cases than the immediate fate of the six mayoral candidates in the Democratic and Republican primary. Comment

Schumer calls on New Yorkers to fly again

Politicians and public figures have appealed to New Yorkers to resume flying as a rebuff to World Trade Center terrorists and to help the nation’s financially ailing airlines, while federal officials announced new proposals to secure airports and jetliners. Comment

Sept. 11 attack destroys demand for Queens’ cabs

A steep drop in travel to Manhattan and the airports has crippled the borough’s taxi business in the aftermath of the World Trade Center disaster, while the fear of bias has prompted many Middle Eastern cabbies in Queens to stay off the road for days. Comment

Union prez responds to Jamaica traffic agent

Robert Cassar, president of the Communications Workers of America Local 1182, rejected comments made last week by a former traffic enforcement agent who has accused the union of corruption. Comment

Nicholas call off annual Vitale memorial 5K run

Leo Nicholas, executive director of the College Point Road Runners Track Club, announced this week that the club has canceled the 21st Annual Officer Gabe Vitale Memorial 5K, which was to be run this weekend at McNeil Park. Comment

CB 13 stops renovation of Laurelton group home

The chairman of Community Board 13 has ordered a nonprofit children’s services organization to halt renovations on a planned group home in Laurelton for girls from troubled families amid strong opposition by residents who contend the area has been saturated with such residences. Comment

Clark talks to students about nation’s tragedy

State Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village) went back to school last week. Comment

Crowley reassures pupils at Islamic private school

When U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) visited the Razi School in Woodside Monday, he faced a student body perplexed and saddened by a senseless assault on their nation. Comment

Springfield Gardens sick of transfer station

Springfield Gardens residents who are tired of living next to a growing waste transfer station argued their case before a state Department of Environmental Protection official at a forum Monday. Comment

Area fireman ends 3-month hospital stay

Firefighter Joseph Vosilla was released from a rehabilitation center at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Hospital Friday, bringing to a close his three-month hospital recovery from injuries sustained in the Astoria Father’s Day fire. Comment

Boro Pakistani papers stress politics at home

Queens’ Pakistani weekly newspapers are focusing on the international events that followed the terrorist attack on Manhattan with only minimal coverage of Pakistani-American victims and survivors of the attacks. Comment

Three arrested in Kennedy bomb threats: DA

At least four men accused of calling in false bomb threats to JFK airport and other Queens locations will face new, harsher penalties if they are convicted, law enforcement officials said last week. Comment

Middle Village residents gather to honor victims

With Lee Greenwood’s “I’m Proud to be an American” blaring from the sound system in the gym at the Our Lady of Hope School, nearly 200 neighbors were transformed into a standing crowd of patriots, their hands clasped over their heads as they swayed to the music. Comment

Jamaica police officer shot to death

A sergeant from the 113th Precinct was shot to death last Thursday and her neighbor, a police detective, was arrested after an alleged dispute, police said. Comment

Bayside dentist supports Trade Center rescuers

Amid the grim work to recover victims at Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan, rescue personnel have endured a variety of injuries, including cuts, broken bones and facial wounds. Comment

Buddhist service honors Trade Center victims

With hopes for the souls of the dead, prayers for those still missing and thanks to the rescue workers sifting through the rubble of the World Trade Center, the Buddhist Vihara Temple in Hollis Hills led the community Saturday in a memorial service for the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. Comment

Bayside Ambulance Corps races to Trade Center

Queens’ volunteer ambulance corps normally acts as the cavalry, a backup for the army of city firefighters, police and emergency service workers who spend their lives keeping the borough safe. Comment

Police Blotter: Dead woman in Flushing apt. may have been strangled: Cops

FLUSHING — A 32-year old Asian woman was found dead inside her downtown Flushing apartment early Saturday morning, police said. Comment

Community Calendar Listings

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., presents YouthBuild, a job-training program for young adults ages 17-21. Students receive extensive training in different building trades and work on their GED. Job placement is available to all students. 718-961-6880, Ext. 142. Comment

Arts & Entertainment Listings

Community Singers of Queens is holding rehearsals for the fall concert at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St., Flushing. Call 718-658-1021. Comment

Entertainers step up in supports of USA

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Flushing tribute to Korea offers tales of honor

As part of the Queens Borough Public Library’s New Americans Program, the Flushing Library hosted a day of Korean culture Sunday, complete with music and dance, storytelling, and calligraphy. Comment

Boro’s Latin American center looks toward future

Heeding Mayor Giuliani’s advice to maintain the life of the city in the wake of Sept. 11’s horrific attacks, Queens arts and cultural centers are keeping to their schedules. The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens is no exception. Comment

Monday, Sept. 24, 2001

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