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Thursday, May 9, 2002

DAC Baseball: St. Anastasia rallies to defeat Outback Steakhouse Mets, 7-5

After scoring three runs in the first, Mike Kaleda started the key four-run rally in the fourth for St. Anastasia, which rallied to defeat the Outback Steakhouse Mets, 7-5. Chris Munno, who hit a big double, Scott Stoner and Dylan Gordon also provided offensive support for the winners Comment

DG Baseball: Western Beef uses fine pitching to hold off Lexicon Construction

Western Beef played a fine all-around game, beating Lexicon Construction, 14-5. Anthony Gismundi led the way for Western Beef, pitching three scoreless innings, while Eric Breidbart pitched a strong fourth inning before being removed in the fifth. Mike Formato closed out the game for Western Beef, pitching a strong fifth inning to preserve the victory. Tommy Regan and Vinny Depperman contributed clutch hitting for Western Beef, while Mark McClean had a nice bases-clearing triple for Lexicon Construction. Comment

DG Roller Hockey: Team Re/Max Universal remains undefeated

David & Nancy Legaz Re/Max Universal 12, Erin’s Isle 2. Evan Katz and Jeffrey Johnston of Re/Max led all scorers with five and four goals, respectively. Christian Kenny scored his first career goal. Eric Wong played an excellent defensive game, limiting the number of breakaways and shots on goal. Re/Max goaltender Melanie Binanti was taken out of net and given a rest after limiting the Erin’s Isle offense to just one goal. Rick Callahan and Anthony Pagano scored Erin’s Isle’s two goals. Comment

‘The General’ marches forward—for the last time?

Robert “The General” DeCanio knew he had to win. He knew that if he didn’t get his fire built first, he would be voted out from the CBS television show “Survivor” last week. Comment

Editorial: The victim’s right to know

Somewhere in Queens a taxi driver, the mother of three teenage boys, is in fear of her life. The woman says she was raped and sodomized repeatedly by a man with a gun. Her attacker forced her to lie in the back of her cab as her attacker drove to various locations in the Rosedale section of Queens. Comment

Editorial: Hometown hero

Only time will heal the pain for Carmen Suarez and her daughter. But like hundreds of relatives of 9/11 victims, this Ridgewood family can take comfort in the knowledge that the heroism of her police officer husband has not been and will not be forgotten. Comment

Neighbor to Neighbor: Longhorned beetles still threaten our trees

Another Earth Day has come and gone. Environmental conditions on our planet should interest every one of us all year long. We recently were blessed with some much needed rain, although not enough to correct the drought conditions in the northeast, but at least it’s a good start. Comment

The Civic Scene: Civic leader honored at biennial luncheon

Jim Trent, a longtime resident of Bellerose, has been honored at the 2002 Queens Civic Congress (QCC) by proclamations at the biennial Luncheon/Convention at Antun’s Caterers in Queens Village. A large group of civic association leaders and legislators watched as Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, state Sen. Frank Padavan and Assemblyman Mark Weprin presented Trent proclamations from Queens County, the state Senate and the state Assembly . Comment

Holliswood bakery keeps Old World traditions

Everyday at 3 a.m. Helmut Steinbrunner arrives at his bakery, Hillside Cakes and Cookies, to begin making rolls, turnovers, Danish pastries and his specialty — more than 40 kinds of Swiss Victorian butter cookies. Comment

Recent real estate transactions

Bayside, 46-13 202 St., Multi-Fam., Detached, $479,000, Bed 5, Bath 2, Halfbath 1, Construction: Aluminum, Basement: Full, Lot Size: 40 x 100, Taxes: $1,742 Comment

Salvation Army proposes homeless center for LIC

Citing the absence of a drop-in center for the homeless in Queens, the Salvation Army has proposed creating a 24-hour facility in Long Island City about three blocks away from the Citibank building. Comment

Queens Village seniors, students stitch banners

Borough senior citizens from Services Now for Adult Persons of eastern Queens and students from PS 33 will present handcrafted banners to three city politicians for everything they have done to help the senior community throughout the borough. Comment

Forest Hills’ ‘Spider-Man’ makes film history

Comic book fans flocked to movie theaters such as the United Artists Midway Stadium 9 in Forest Hills last weekend in eager anticipation of the “Spider-Man” debut, carrying the film to box office records in its first three days. Comment

Female directors show their works at AMMI

The second in a series of three female directors will show her film for high school students Thursday afternoon at the American Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. Comment

Smith vows to stop violence at Springfield Gardens HS

Local politicians and educators vowed to eliminate gang activity and violence from Springfield Gardens High School by using a zero-tolerance policy and partnerships with area corporations. Comment

Jamaica well water study tests treatment methods

A study testing water quality at four Jamaica wells is under way, and the city is making progress toward deciding which treatment methods will work best for the area in hopes of building a full-scale treatment facility. Comment

SJU tries to drum up $$ from public

St. John’s University Friday kicked off the public phase of a $200 million capital fund-raising campaign, only the second such campaign in the 132-year history of the private university. Comment

Man sets Woodside token booth on fire

--By Daniel Massey Comment

Settle down for a fresh cup of comfort

Comforting our souls is not difficult if we know what to do when the need arises. But often, when we are shaken, it is hard to think about what can help. Why not try reading? It might just be the perfect remedy to rid our souls of anxiety and the negativity that can shadow our everyday lives. Comment

Forest Hills teens learn to care for trees

Teenagers from the Forest Hills Community House planted six sapling trees May 1 alongside Horace Harding Boulevard near the educational and social services center in an effort to learn about and promote environmental awareness in their neighborhood. Comment

Slowly, straphangers opt for the less-crowded V-train

Will the tens of thousands of straphangers who endure sardine-like conditions on E and F subway trains ever turn to the uncrowded V line for relief? The Transit Authority says it’s already happening. Comment

Judge sets trial date for accused Wendy’s killer

Jury selection for the trial of John Taylor, who is accused of masterminding the killing of five people at Wendy’s in downtown Flushing two years ago, will begin in September, a State Supreme Court judge recently decided. Comment

Pols help widow with gift of flag

On New Year’s Eve, one of Hattie Adler’s most precious belongings was stolen. Comment

AMMI sends eight on for Academy Awards

The New York finals for the 29th Annual Student Academy Awards were held at the American Museum of the Moving Image April 21. Following screenings at the museum, finalists in the competition’s four categories, Narrative, Documentary, Animation, and Alternative films, eight were selected to advance to the national finals of the prestigious competition, which is run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The museum is the regional coordinator for the competition. Comment

Boro Muslims honor cops for efforts after Sept. 11

In the days and weeks after Sept. 11, mosques and Islamic institutions across the borough frequently were under the surveillance of police officers stationed prominently to deter any bias incidents in retaliation for the terrorist attacks. Comment

Women’s football team chomps competition

The football season is back in swing and Queens is the venue for the New York Sharks, the metropolitan area team that continues to play with the Independent Women’s Football League in Jamaica. Comment

Parker health care opens senior center in Nassau

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, which began taking its first step into the 21st century last year when it launched an $85 million expansion and rehabilitation project, cut the ribbon on a new community health center last month. Comment

Editorial: For the record

In the long and difficult days after the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, Gov. George Pataki stood side by side with Mayor Giuliani at countless podiums on hundreds of occasions. Together they reassured a terrified city that everything humanly possible was being done to help New York recover from the worst assault on U.S. soil this nation has ever experienced. Comment

Mayor eyes MTA takeover of private buses

Mayor Bloomberg’s staff has been discussing a Metropolitan Transportation Authority takeover of heavily subsidized Queens private bus lines as a way of cutting costs at a time of tight money, a mayoral spokesman said. Comment

Queens protests cutbacks in mayor’s austere budget

Leaders of the borough’s cultural institutions, civic organizations and community boards came out in force Monday to voice their concerns over the impending city budget cuts and to make a pitch for continued funding for their groups. Comment

Richmond Hill groups seek new Trinidad election

A leading member of Trinidad and Tobago’s parliament addressed a Richmond Hill crowd Saturday afternoon to protest the president’s choice for prime minister in his Caribbean nation. Comment

Pols seek to change inmate release at Q-plaza

Releasing former Rikers Island inmates at Queens Plaza once they have served their time has been a standard practice of the city Department of Corrections for more than two decades. Comment

It’s ‘Showtime’ at St. John’s: 

The nickname was born on the asphalt school yard at IS 59 in Springfield Gardens and ever since, from high school gyms through the city to the summer basketball circuit, Daryll Hill has shown why he is called, “Showtime.” Comment

Kew Gardens couple nabbed in rob pattern

A man and woman from Kew Gardens were arrested last month for allegedly carrying out a series of armed muggings in which they sometimes fired random gunshots to intimidate their victims, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

City Council recognizes two Forest Hills Jews

Bukhara-born David Ribacoff and Tashkent native Nahum Kaziev never could have imagined back in the former Soviet Union that they would be honored by the New York City Council for excellence in community service as American citizens. Comment

Trash compactor installed in Bayside engine company

For St. Patrick’s Day, the guys at Engine Co. 313/Ladder Company 164 in Douglaston always have corned beef and cabbage, Fire Lt. Tom Finnerty of Ladder Company 164 said. Comment

Bayside biz’s fake GEDs didn’t make grade: Spitzer

A Bayside company offering correspondence classes for high school equivalency diplomas has been accused of fooling its customers with bogus degrees, State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said last week. Comment

Health provider for uninsured opens in Jamaica

Residents of southeast Queens who do not have health insurance may think they are out of options if they need to see a doctor, but HealthReach NY is working to change that. Comment

Well clean-up plan moves at slow drip

The project to clean up contaminated water wells at the old West Side Corp. factory site in Jamaica is several months behind schedule after the first attempt to purify the supply failed, a state agency said last week. Comment

Queens-based JetBlue orders two more jets

The Kew Gardens-based airline JetBlue has ordered two more Airbus A320 jetliners as part of a planned expansion of its fleet and has begun new service from Washington, D.C. to the West Coast. Comment

New Juniper Valley Park playground opens

A brand new set of play equipment has opened for the patter of children’s feet at Juniper Valley Park, where the Parks Department erected the modest set of bars and slides to replace a larger playground some residents had complained was dangerous. Comment

Levy changes school construction rules to cut costs

Rules, schmules. Comment

LIJ doctors break ground with simpler heart surgery

Almost 50 years after the first open heart operation, doctors at Long Island Jewish Hospital performed the first non-invasive procedure to fix congenital heart problems. Comment

Forgotten Flushing street gets solution to flooding

Wedged between a print shop and auto body businesses, Linneaus Place in the heart of the industrial section of Flushing is not an easy street to find. Comment

Maspeth mother kills self after murdering husband

A Maspeth woman murdered her husband inside their 58th Road home by plunging a knife into his chest before dawn Tuesday and then stabbed herself to death after their daughter fled to seek help, police said. Comment

Little Neck-Doug parade chooses its grand marshal

One spends his days as a colonel at Fort Totten, another is a retired U.S. Naval captain while the other two are World War II veterans who were only doing their duty. Comment

40,000 boro trees slated for Asian Beetle vaccine

At least when trees get vaccinated they don’t make a fuss. Comment

Bayside Business Association takes over LIRR building

The Bayside Business Association has arranged to renovate and lease a long-vacant Bell Boulevard building from the Long Island Rail Road to serve as the group’s new headquarters and possibly a Bayside information center, the group’s president said. Comment

Jamaica civic lashes out against postal service cuts

Brinkerhoff Action Association members criticized the U.S. Postal Service Monday night for removing drop boxes on streets and disrupting service in their Jamaica neighborhood. Comment

Minor injuries, heavy traffic after bus topples in Bayside

About a dozen disabled children and adolescents suffered minor injuries in Bayside Monday when a minibus flipped over on the Cross Island Parkway off-ramp heading toward Northern Boulevard, police said. Comment

St. Albans bus driver fights off attacker

A St. Albans bus driver was stabbed in the back Sunday by a passenger on his Brooklyn route who demanded he drive faster, but the injured man was able to wrest the blade away and fatally wound his attacker, police said. Comment

Boro residents raise $16K for mental health

What’s a little rain? Comment

Board 11 votes against 183rd Street OTB site

Community Board 11 in Bayside voted to disapprove a new Fresh Meadows location for an Off Track Betting site at the group’s Monday meeting after several residents protested the move, citing a lack of parking in the neighborhood and security issues. Comment

7 alleged boro scammers bolt after indictments: DA

Nine of 16 people indicted May 1 on charges of walking off with $2 million by setting up phony businesses to obtain computers and cars in Queens County as well as Nassau County have fled, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Woman gets 6 1/2 years for Flushing poison death

A cosmetics researcher was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for poisoning her cheating boyfriend, who later died in Flushing Hospital, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

College Point, Whitestone search for parade funding

During the past several years, the Memorial Day parades in College Point and Whitestone have grown larger and more popular. With the surge in patriotism after Sept. 11, parade organizers are hoping the parade’s popularity continues this year. Comment

Cross Bay bridge set for $8 million facelift

An $8 million complete overhaul of the deteriorating Cross Bay Boulevard overpass in Lindenwood will begin in August, the city Department of Transportation announced last week. Comment

City says EMS tech  faked hours

A Floral Park, L.I. woman who worked as a New York City Fire Department Emergency Medical Service technician was arrested for altering her time card by increasing her overtime hours, authorities said Friday. Comment

Car involved in accident kills Richmond Hill boy

A 4-year-old boy sitting in a stroller was killed Saturday morning when a black Chevrolet collided with a red Jeep and jumped up on the sidewalk on a Richmond Hill street corner, police said. Comment

PS 178 students run to promote physical ed.

After weeks of training, the young runners took their place at the starting line in Cunningham Park Friday, leaning forward with anticipation as the blustering wind whipped their bibs and threatened to steal the crepe paper finish line. Comment

Queens bookies plead guilty to sports betting

A Fresh Meadows father and son accused of leading an illegal sports gambling ring pleaded guilty to separate gambling charges in Suffolk County Superior Court April 15, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said this week. Comment

Police Blotter: 5 arrested at Cinco De Mayo event in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

FLUSHING MEADOWS — Officers arrested five people Sunday on charges ranging from possessing a gun to sexual abuse during the Cinco de Mayo festivities near the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, police said. Comment

Southeast and Western Queens Community Calendar Listings

Summer day camp program open house, May 22, June 15, 10 a.m.-noon, 6-8 p.m., Long Island City YMCA, 32-23 Queens Blvd, Long Island City. 392-7932. Comment

Northeast Queens Community Calendar Listings

Garden Jewish Center of Flushing, 24-40 Parsons Blvd. Mondays, 7:15 p.m. 445-1317. Comment

New Queens Village school on hold due to lack of $$$

Residents living in the confines of School District 29 were ecstatic when they learned that the district, which is severely overcrowded, was to get three new schools. Comment

Arts & Entertainment Listings

Community Singers of Queens welcomes all voices for its spring concert. Mondays, 8-10 p.m. Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St., Flushing. 658-1021. Comment

History preserved by Oratorio Society

These words stood as a warning about failing to learn from our mistakes, but from another perspective, perhaps repeating history is not as much condemnation as it is... Comment

‘Cinemaniacs’ take over Astoria’s movie museum

You’ve seen them around. They spend their waking hours in darkened theaters. They are the regulars at Moving Image, The Museum of Modern Art, Film Forum, The Walter Reade Theater—their homes away from home. And now five of New York’s full-time audience members step from their seats onto the big screen this weekend in the entertaining new documentary “Cinemania,” which celebrates their obsessions from the grandiosity of their aesthetic dreams to the austerity of their domestic realities. Comment

Gourmet kosher food a growing trend

Medallions of Beef Tournedo on a bed of spinach with potato latkes in a mushroom sauce and a banana creme puff pastry were two specials on the menu one recent Saturday night at the Bistro Grill in Great Neck, a Glatt kosher French steakhouse and combination sushi bar. Comment

A ‘Mousetrap’ worthy of Christie’s mystery

Mankind has strived for centuries to invent the perfect mousetrap. In the world of theater, Agatha Christie has managed to do just that, with her renowned mystery, “The Mousetrap.” The perfect production of it came to Theatre á la Carte in Douglaston last month. In the hands of a grand ensemble of players and under the knowing direction of Richard Weyhausen, the play held the packed house in awe with loud bravos for all at the final curtain. Comment

Maddalone, Melito fail to fight yet again

The latest cancellation came last week when both were scheduled to appear... Comment

Queens Surface Rockies rebound back-to-back losses

After two tough losses against teams from Merillon and New Hyde Park the preceding two weeks, the Queens Surface Rockies Senior girls softball team of the Glen Oaks Little League rebounded on a cold night in Mineola. Comment

Quantum Feet to hold 5K run for Steppingstone Day School

The third annual Quantum Feet Road Runners Benefit 5K Run/Walk and Children’s Fun Run is set for Sunday, June 9, in Fresh Meadows starting at 9 a.m. Comment

Bosco’s Corner: Long road leads Hill 

“It’s Showtime.” Comment

Van Brunt leads Christ the King over Holy Cross

The Christ the King Royals got a solid pitching performance from starters Kenny Van Brunt, who allowed just three hits and struck out seven as CK defeated the Holy Cross Knights, 10-3, Monday afternoon at the Prellar Baseball Complex on Hillside Avenue. Comment

Cleveland uses wind to beat Van Buren, 9-3

They were swings that on any other day would have been considered bad and probably would have drawn the ire of Grover Cleveland baseball coach Jack Ciano. Comment

Christopher’s hat trick leads Bayside over Forest Hills

Allison Christopher had the same feeling when she walked onto the field at Forest Hills High School as she does every other game. Comment

Bayside bests Francis Lewis in dramtic fashion

It was a marquee matchup, a game featuring two of the best PSAL softball teams in Queens. And like a great Hollywood murder mystery, the game between division leading Francis Lewis and second-place Bayside kept you guessing until the final out. Comment

College Round-up: SJU taps Adelphi’s Barnes-Arico to replace Estep

Kim Barnes-Arico, who coached the Adelphi women’s basketball team for three years, has been hired as the new St. John’s women’s coach Monday, the school announced Tuesday. Comment

Bayside L.L.: Hamm hits for cycle as Express tops Florists

Printing Express 9, Bell Bay Florists 7. Chris Hamm, 12, accomplished a feat rarely seen at any level of baseball by hitting for the cycle in a dramatic 9-7 victory. Hamm drove in six runs, the first two on a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to win the game for the Express. Hamm also pitched three innings of scoreless ball. Ricky Strauss and winning pitcher Joey Schade had two hits each for the Express. Marc Buccellato and Mike Manus shined for the Florists. Comment


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