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Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004

Terrorists cannot be treated with kid gloves

Atomic bomb right decision?

Complaining about parking habits a waste of time

Let’s hope 2004 election is fair

Vote for Kerry, vote for real family values

Save the circus

Common sense loses

Pot bust

Summer bummer

To The Point: Our Lady of Sorrows to hold reunion lunch

I just read that one of the beautiful Bengal tigers called Apollo broke out and went onto the Jackie Robinson Parkway. The animal did not bite anyone but did cause car accidents. I guess he must be a […] Comment

Neighbor To Neighbor: Council should pass law to ban sale of mini-motos

In that same issue was a full-page ad for Pep Boys, half of which was devoted to the sale of these electrically or gas-powered mini-scooters, mini-motorcycles and four-wheel all-terrain vehicles. They […] Comment

The Civic Scene: CB 8 votes to downzone Jamaica Hills community

As in many Queens communities, residents of Jamaica Hills are comfortable and used to living in one-family homes appropriate for an R2 community, but the area was originally zoned in 1961 for R3-2, R4 […] Comment

Dishing With Dee: Con Ed gives Parks $10K at Flushing ribbon-cutting

Last Thursday John Farrell, Barbara Leonardi, Betty Carroll and I drove into Manhattan to deliver the checks to the Fisher House offices, which are located aboard the USS Intrepid.We were met by Chet […] Comment

Berger’s Burg: Whitestone shop, bank reflect community changes

In their place are new supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, a bagel and appetizing store, etc. This dizzying evolution has changed people's shopping habits and terminated long-time relationships with […] Comment

The Public Ought To Know: City needs to improve freight access to Kennedy

Proposals for air freights and air shipping often come before Community Board 13 on which I serve and which extends from Glen Oaks and North Shore Towers south to JFK Airport. One proposal not presented […] Comment

10-And 12-year old wanderers post perfect 4-0 week

Keeping Up With SJU’s Norm Roberts

In high school gyms, in airports and diners, the Springfield Gardens native is attempting to tell whoever is willing to listen that things will be different, which is exactly what the St. John's fans […] Comment

Banks waxes on, waxes off about karate tournament

For nearly five decades Banks has been involved in martial arts. And finding someone who knows more about that subject would be as difficult as driving through a dozen cement blocks.On Aug. 15, Banks, […] Comment

St. Francis star shines at Empire States

She gets the "look" from her father, the men's volleyball coach at Queens College and a former professional player from Haiti who stresses words such as "concentration" and "focus" and who simulates […] Comment

Jamaica’s McLennon gets her gold

Then along comes Saphrona McLennon of Jamaica, whose fairy-tale saga is so unique and interesting that it forces you to drop everything and forget about this race and that race and finally you realize […] Comment

Newcomers HS’s Acevedo Makes Big Splash At ESG

Acevedo spent his time on the beach as a Coney Island lifeguard. The last time he did anything close to resembling a dive was three months before the Games began. It didn't matter. When the lights […] Comment

The Butler Did It

Thanks, Cablevision. Thanks, Time Warner.You won't get to see the Mets struggle down the stretch, not make the playoffs again. You won't be able to see the Rangers - or the Islanders or Devils, […] Comment

Ring 8 Comes To Kid Gavilan’s Rescue

"Very few fighters have anything after their careers are done because they don't do anything during their formative years to prepare themselves for life after boxing. They don't return to school […] Comments (1)

Bayside Yankees to hold tryouts in September

Missing Midville Dodgers Back With Team

Midville's Sandy Sussman, who accompanied Silvestri to Michigan and helped the Yankees win the Kings Park regional to advance to the World Series, has been suspended indefinitely. Sussman was missing […] Comment

Rescue crews respond to tram emergency

Police seek suspects in Sunnyside ATM theft

Elmhurst man held on terror charges

Kamran Shaikh allegedly also taped footage of the downtown buildings and infrastructure of five American cities - Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Austin, and New Orleans - the papers reported. Some of the tapes […] Comment

Jamaica man killed in Guy R. Brewer fight

Woman shot during robbery attempt in Ridgewood

Cops investigate death of Jamaica man, 19

Man finds bias writing on Bayside sidewalk

Anti-Semitic markings found in Bay Terrace

Zoning reforms recognize orthodox Jewish needs

In Queens, community facilities, which are medical, religious or community-oriented organizations located in largely residential areas, have been the subject of much debate as residents complained about […] Comment

Two men found shot, killed in Ridgewood parking lot

Workers from nearby warehouses found the bodies at around 9 a.m. in a patch of tall weeds in the far corner of the lot at 18-19 Flushing Ave. and Seneca Avenue, the DA said. The lot is adjacent to the […] Comment

Avoid Penn Station during RNC, LIRR tells riders

Suggestions for riders include changing to subways to avoid Penn Station, located beneath the convention site of Madison Square Garden, and buying commuter tickets at outlying stations before Aug. 30The […] Comment

Whitestone woman, boyfriend electrocuted in College Point

How’s Business? Nail care

Manicures have become very affordable in this competitive market, but can one make a living in this business? Is there enough turnover? With an average manicure costing between $5 and $7, is it worthwhile?I […] Comment

Flushing biz a haven for orphans

As the part-time manager at Animal Haven in Flushing, she found herself particularly fond of a chihuahua named Chandler."I fell in love with him when he was a puppy," Cox said. Because she had five dogs, […] Comment

On The Q Tip: Color, color everywhere

Lime, fuscia, yellow and orange have made their way onto the runways of some of the most talented designers for summer 2004. Unfortunately, many of these fashions show that there can be something brighter […] Comment

The Plant Doctor: Gardeners must not fear poisonous garden plants

The safe gardener, therefore, logically assumes a defensive position by banning all plants that have poisonous parts.Regrettably, there are so many potentially toxic plants that if you are determined […] Comment

Rising Rock Star: Astoria’s Jodi Jett defies convention in her rise to the top

Sure, that's the bare bones of the story of Jodi Jett, a 29-year-old Astoria songwriter who independently released her debut album last month.But when you fill in the details, things become more complex, […] Comment

Area maestro who played with Ella and Monk will entertain and teach locals at Queensbridge

Feeding the ghost on the fifth moon

It is a rite of a Chinese holiday, the Fifth Moon Festival that commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a minister in the kingdom of Chu (475 - 221 BCE). He was esteemed for his wise counsel that had brought […] Comment

Ambassador 21: Balti flavor rules in Jackson Heights

The menu makes the claim that Balti is a cooking style of the North West Frontier of Pakistan. There seem to be at least two schools of thought on the origins of Balti cooking, however. One claims that […] Comment

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Elmhurst adult home residents get $7.4M settlement

It took nearly four years of legal tussling before the defendants - associated with the Leben Home for Adults in Elmhurst where the residents had lived and Parkway Hospital in Forest Hills where they […] Comment

Venus shows off free Olympic digs in Hunters Point

That's a brief description of the luxury crash pad two-time U.S. Open winner Venus Williams unveiled Tuesday at the Riverview Building in Queens West in Hunters Point.The 24-year-old's interior […] Comment

Flushing temple claims bias, takes lawsuit to federal court

The temple said the State Supreme Court was biased against its Hindu leaders, a violation of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution protecting immigrants' legal rights. The leadership filed its case […] Comment

Sunnyside senior center plans expansion, renovation project

In September Sunnyside Community Services will begin work to convert a one-time auto repair shop adjacent to its 39th Street headquarters into a state-of-the-art facility for its senior programs.The $1.77 […] Comment

Hunters Pt. rezoning set for City Council review

In the works for nearly two years, the Department of City Planning design reworks 43 blocks of mostly industrial space in Long Island City, lifting restrictions on new commercial and residential projects, […] Comment

Richmond Hill Sikhs celebrate future at wedding

They gather to pray. They gather to celebrate a wedding, and they gather to hope for a better future because despite the hardships endured they still believe."We always pray for the future to be better," […] Comment

Five suspects in Ozone Park Sikh attack indicted

The five men are alleged to have beaten Rajinder Singh Khalsa unconscious outside a Richmond Hill catering hall after reportedly calling his and his cousin's turbans "dirty curtains."The Sikh religion […] Comment

City school funding proposal due to court-appointed panel

The referees, or special masters, were named by Manhattan State Supreme Court Judge Leland DeGrasse after the leaders of the state Legislature and Gov. George Pataki failed to broker a compromise by a […] Comment

Queens Village may get second poultry shop

The new store, Zamzm Live Poultry, is at 212-50 Hempstead Ave. near Jamaica Avenue and has already installed signs advertising its business, the butchering of live chickens and other fowl for home consumption. […] Comment

Cyclist, 10, killed by van in S. Queens

The girl, identified by a family member as Alexia Reid, was taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, where she was pronounced dead, police said. She was hit at 8:02 p.m. by a red 1995 […] Comment

Jamaica dry cleaners becomes church

"God moved this building from cleaning clothes to cleaning souls," Crutch said.Crutch, 38, is pastor and founder of the Anointed Praise and Worship Center, which opened its doors at 105-15 177th St. in […] Comment

Tiny cars no toys for Cunningham remote control racers

Like other vehicles in its class, it accelerated faster than the automobiles most people drive and shifted through its gears while reaching rpms of 30,000 to 40,000.Simply put, it and the other radio-controlled […] Comment

Girl shoots beau in gun game: Cops

Michael "Gerald" Henry, 18, and his girlfriend Nadera "Samantha" Goodson, 16, were sitting on a bed in the boarded-up vacant home on Foch Boulevard where the pair was living about 11:30 a.m. when Henry […] Comment

JetBlue to add $875M terminal at JFK Airport

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said JetBlue would operate the 640,000-square-foot, 26-gate terminal under a 34-year lease and that the agency would help finance part of the project's […] Comment

Jennings out of district race on invalid petition signatures

Jennings (D-Jamaica) was tossed from the September primary election after about half the signatures on his designating petition were found to be invalid, said Chris Riley, a Board of Elections spokesman."He […] Comment

Jamaica’s new LIRR portal connects to subway, AirTrain

The mezzanine, which debuted earlier this month, located above the LIRR platforms at the eastern end of the station along Sutphin Boulevard, acts as a bridge linking the LIRR ticket and office building […] Comment

Hollis man shot in left cheek during robbery outside home

Ronald Kissoon, 44, was parking his van in front of his 178th Street home about 11 p.m. Saturday when a man approached him and shot him once in the left cheek, police said.As Kissoon's son Randy, […] Comment

Jamaica to protest crime

Keep Our Streets Safe Inc., a non-profit anti-violence group, was planning the event to encourage people to take a stand against crime and to pay tribute to the victims of violence and their families, according to a release from the group.Participants will meet at the corner of Liberty Avenue and Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica at 11 a.m., join hands and observe a moment of silence. From there the crowd will march down Merrick Boulevard to St. Albans Park at Sayers Avenue.The event will conclude with a few speeches and a prayer, according to the release.For more information, call Keep Our Streets Safe at 718-219-0460. Comment

Queens is city’s dirtiest boro, EPA report on toxins finds

In June, the EPA released its New York State Toxic Release Inventory, which tracks disposal trends for 650 regulated pollutants.In 2002, the latest reporting year, 20 polluters dumped about 210,000 pounds […] Comment

Dragon Boats rule lake as racers paddle for winnings

The 14th Annual Dragon Boat Race Festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park made for days of tailgating, competing and networking for the 50,000 spectators and business people who participated in the races […] Comment

JFK workers caught stealing $20K at duty free shop: DA

Jamaica residents Carlos Deleon, 31, Juan Sanchez, 54, and Joseph Talley, 34, were among a total of five people accused of stealing items from Sky Chef, a duty-free retail company, that were intended […] Comment

Broad Channel construction has neighborhood conflicted

Neighbors of the West 16th Road home sent written complaints over the past couple months to the city Department of Buildings about what they believed was illegal construction of a greenhouse/sunroom that […] Comment

State DMV probes inspections at Bayside Toyota dealership

At the same time, the National Labor Relations Board said it was in the final stages of reaching a settlement with the Bayside dealership, located at 205-11 Northern Blvd., over alleged labor law violations […] Comment

NE Queens bank offices go to Nassau

Michael Hegarty, president and chief executive of the bank, cited space issues as a reason for the bank's relocation. "It got to the point where we couldn't fit another loan officer anywhere," […] Comment

Sanders hints of plan to stop

"I'm very concerned about the Saratoga Inn," Sanders told a special summer meeting of Community Board 13, which covers the area from Glen Oaks in the north down along the Nassau border to Brookville […] Comment

Liu targets ‘pocket rockets’ after Kew Gds. Hills crash

The bill, which proposes to ban the sale of these popular alternatives to licensed vehicles throughout the city, was proposed after a combination of high speeds and cheap prices attracted more and more […] Comment

Bayside restaurant honored by magazine for top wines

The upscale Bayside restaurant and catering hall's selection of 550 wines by the bottle and 50 wines by the glass has brought it accolades from no less than Wine Spectator magazine, the wine aficionado's […] Comment

Rego Park residents help shelter

But while those running the shelter showed their anxiety through sweat and hurried voices, inside they must have been feeling hints of relief.Two days after announcing that overdue debts of nearly $18,000 […] Comment

Woman dies in burglary in Elmhurst

After receiving a call from Russo's son, police discovered Antoinette Russo just before 7:30 p.m. Friday unconscious in the second-floor apartment on Cornish Avenue near 83rd Street where neighbors […] Comment

Ex-reporter from Flushing dies at 80 after cancer fight

Mayor salutes Bravest at Queens College ceremony

Chomicki realized that dream Monday as she and 169 of her classmates at "The Rock," otherwise known as the New York City Fire Academy, graduated at the Colden Center at Queens College in Flushing. They […] Comment

A difficult transition

New college freshmen will face many difficult transitions among academics, social life and time management. "The coursework may be the biggest change. Students aren't used to being handed a syllabus […] Comment

Parents have to adjust

New college freshmen will face many difficult transitions among academics, social life and time management. "The coursework may be the biggest change. Students aren't used to being handed a syllabus […] Comment

Not everyone goes to school

"Even before high school, I knew the military held a lot of opportunity. I also think this country is the best and I want to give something back. The Marines is one way to do that," he said on a recent […] Comment

Want to succeed? Do your homework!

While pursuing a college degree, students have access to endless opportunities for advancement and personal growth. The majority of college students often have a bad semester during freshman year. Adjusting […] Comment

TimesLedger wins 10 prizes in ad, editorial competitions

The Better Newspaper Contest and Best of Newspaper Advertising Contest, both administered by the national journalism organization, recognized submissions printed in 2003. Terri Loughrey, the association's […] Comment

Avella demands city response to Huang’s repeat violations

Huang's Flushing-based company, which has headed up development of properties in Flushing, Douglaston, Bayside and Elmhurst, is the target of at least two lawsuit and has been cited for a number of […] Comment

Parks kicks off $623K repairs to Udalls Cove’s Aurora Pond

The $623,000 construction project is intended to restore the faltering pond to its former natural beauty. The pond, once spanning an entire acre near Sandhill Road, was undermined in the 1990s when the […] Comment

DOT unsure if Steinway bridge can reopen in fall

The bridge, which allows vehicles and pedestrians to cross over the Grand Central Parkway, was closed July 30 for two weeks after sections of the structure fell a week earlier, causing a driver to slam […] Comment

Ravenswood woman killed in fire started from cigarette

Margaret Yearby, 89, was in the apartment with her grandson, Michael Warner, 30, who tried to save her but was unable to, according to published reports. "He comes for security but he couldn't keep […] Comment

Flushing scores $40M project as venues shift for Olympic bid

The Flushing park, the site of six events, now gets an Olympic pool and an NHL-sized skating rink, a $40 million project that park officials have wanted for years. But building complications and new International […] Comment

West Side project $1.3B over mayor’s estimate

It could also extend the time for debt repayment by 10 years and bring the total cost of the project to $6.3 billion rather than the $5 billion under the Bloomberg administration plan, the New York City […] Comment

Subway survey rates Long Island City station No. 1

The Queensbridge station was first among the top five stations in a 50-station survey made by the New York City Transit Riders Council. The station received a grade of 90 percent in ratings on cleanliness, […] Comment

When lawmakers break the law

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