Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999

The National Hockey League

York Islanders and the New Jersey Devil Comment.

Padavan seeks choice of insanity verdicts

State Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) has called for jurors to have an alternative verdict to guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity in the wake of the mistrial of the man accused of killing a young Manhattan woman by pushing her in front of a subway train. Comment.

Little Neck residents face bills for sidewalk repairs

More than 300 property owners in Bayside and Little Neck who have failed to repair sidewalk violations throughout the past several years will pay the price when the city finishes the work and bills them for it, a Department of Transportation spokeswoman said. Comment.

Dining Out: Iguanas

Fresh Meadows Comment.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Community Calendar

The Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, in an ongoing effort to better serve the needs of the Orthodox community, is proud to announce that from Nov. 6 until March 25, 2000, the Health and Fitness Department will open its doors on Saturday nights. Join us for women-only swimming sessions from 7-9 p.m. and for men-only swimming sessions from 3-11 p.m. In conjunction with the swimming schedule, the Body Shop (aerobics and weight training room), steam room and sauna will be available in separate time slots for men and women. And, in response to the community Comment.

‘Indigo’ at Black SpectrumTheater

Expectations in love produce all sorts of stimuli, including the frustration of trying to fit a square relationship into a well-rounded package. You can work at beefing up pseudo compatibility, allow secret motives to distort the quality of resonating or face it sideways until you see it straight. Comment.

Iguanas

Fresh Meadows Comment.

Hate crime forum set for Little Neck

A public forum was planned in Little Neck Tuesday to support statewide hate crimes legislation, which organizers said has passed the Assembly several times and was supported by Gov. George Pataki but has never been voted on in the state Senate. Comment.

JCAL hosts 1999 artist-in-residence exhibition

Artist Soraya Marcano can remember her first trip to the sea as a girl growing up in Cidra, Puerto Rico. Comment.

Hall of Science hosts ongoing film series

The New York Hall of Science invites you to explore your environment with its ongoing Sunday afternoon film series, "Through the Lens." Comment.

Queens College professor has a novel sideline

In America's heartland, a man with a most unnatural attachment to his mother kills a score of women and dresses himself in their skins. A seemingly sweet and feeble senior is discovered to be the murderer of numerous children in 1920s New York. A 19th century, self-made man builds his own castle of blood and carnage in the center of Chicago more than 100 years ago and today is labeled America's first serial killer. Comment.

TO THE POINT: Happy 

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

OUR HISTORY:Corps of Invalids: Legacy of Battle of L.I.

In August 1776 when the American patriots faced the British and Hessians in the Battle of Long Island, they knew it would be their first big test and they were crushed by the enormity of their defeat at the hands of the British expeditionary force. Outnumbered 5-1 by the British, when the tally of losses was taken (the verity of which has not been agreed upon even today), the records indicate that approximately 300 Amer Comment.

BERGER’S BERG: The Jewish-American soldier was always there

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. Throughout our history, the patriotic voice of Jewish-Americans has been loud and clear. Do you know that they have fought to protect the liberty and freedom of our nation in all major American wars since before the War of Independence and always in numbers greater than the percentage of the total American population? Comment.

EDITORIAL: Charter a new course

It gets worse. There are some schools in southeast Queens where the failure rate reached 95 percent. We don't know whether the proposed charter schools will raise the scores for the same students - although we believe they will. But we don't see how anyone in light of this desperate situation can deny that the concept is worth trying. Comment.

EDITORIAL: A Neutered Democracy

The political bosses have manipulated the system so that by the time the voter goes behind the curtain and pulls the levers, the results are almost always a foregone conclusion. This is particularly true in the election of judges to the state Supreme Court. Most often the same slate of judges appears under the Democrat and Republican lines. Long before Election Day, the boys in the backroom have cut a deal doling out judgeships like Halloween candy. Comment.

Bayside residents face bills for sidewalk repairs

More than 300 property owners in Bayside and Little Neck who have failed to repair sidewalk violations throughout the past several years will pay the price when the city finishes the work and bills them for it, a Department of Transportation spokeswoman said. Comment.

Donald R. Kehr, 66

Kehr, a graduate of Flushing High School, moved to New Hampshire from College Point in 1965, when his employer, Disogrin Industries, moved to that state. Until his retirement several years ago, Kehr was employed as a manager at Disogrin, where he had worked for more than 40 years. Comment.

Rego Park hair salon keeps old-style charm

Ronnie Jelito never planned on being a hair stylist. Comment.

BOSCO’S CORNER: Alston finally gets to the NBA

Success does not come easy, that is for sure. Even when you are a gifted athlete with hordes of well-wishers and things seemingly stacked in your favor, success is not guaranteed. In fact, it can be downright elusive. Comment.

LIC tops Bryant for third consecutive win

When Long Island City began its inaugural football season this year the team not only wanted to be competitive, it also wanted to win games. Comment.

New Bayside health center to serve mentally retarded

Nearly 150 people attended the opening last Thursday of a new multi-service health center in Bayside dedicated to providing access to medical and specialty care for the mentally retarded and developmentally disabled under one roof. Comment.

Bayside

For historian and retired soldier Jack Fein any award he gets for his more than 30 years of work at Fort Totten in Bayside misses the point. Comment.

PS 122 test scores 1st statewide

PS 122 in Astoria, a school for the gifted, ranked first in the state in both English and math on the tests given to eighth-graders in June. Comment.

Middle Village activist dies in accident upstate

Longtime community activist Francesco Sansivieri Jr. of Middle Village died Oct. 29 when a cab he and two other passengers were riding in was struck by a logging truck in Greene County in upstate New York Oct. 29. He was 48. Comment.

Outback in Bayside

SB 28 OKs zoning for new school

School Board 28 Monday approved a zoning plan for a new elementary school under construction in Richmond Hill, dividing in half the neighborhood zoned for PS 55 and drawing students from that school only. Comment.

People remember beloved Glendale restaurant owner

No matter what else he was doing, Elio Forcina always found a way to sing. Comment.

Jamaica readies to host minority business summit

Minority business owners will have the chance to meet representatives of more than 50 government and private organizations at the second annual Minority Business Marketing Summit Saturday at the Allen AME Cathedral at 110-31 Merrick Blvd. Comment.

NASA promotes science for kids at York facility

During class time, kids sometimes craft paper airplanes. But at three Queens school districts instead of tossing them at an unsuspecting teacher, students are encouraged to experiment with flight dynamics as part of a York College program. Comment.

Bug bomb fumes explode in Jamaica Estates

Roach bomb fumes ignited into an explosion so powerful that it cracked the side of a fourth-floor apartment in Jamaica Estates Sunday afternoon and lifted the tenant upstairs off her feet, fire officials said. Comment.

SB 28 OKs zoning for new Richmond Hill school

School Board 28 Monday approved a zoning plan for a new elementary school under construction in Richmond Hill, dividing in half the neighborhood zoned for PS 55 and drawing students from that school only. Comment.

NASA sponsors science program at York

During class time, kids sometimes craft paper airplanes. But at three Queens school districts instead of tossing them at an unsuspecting teacher, students are encouraged to experiment with flight dynamics as part of a York College program. Comment.

Flushing library to exhibit historic document

The Flushing Remonstrance, the 342-year-old document that laid the groundwork for religious tolerance in America, will be on display at the downtown Flushing library for one month starting Nov. 19. Comment.

Laurelton non-profit head accused of embezzlement

The director of a Laurelton-based non-profit company allegedly used federal funds to pay for personal trips to Hawaii and South Carolina and various purchases, according to a complaint filed in federal court. Comment.

Jamaica set for minority business summit Saturday

Minority business owners will have the chance to meet representatives of more than 50 government and private organizations at the second annual Minority Business Marketing Summit Saturday at the Allen AME Cathedral at 110-31 Merrick Blvd. Comment.

Fiance shot to death in S. Jamaica

Instead of a wedding, the family of Porterfield Youngblood III is preparing for a funeral. Comment.

Dinner nets $40K for Meeks

Although the southeast Queens congressman was not there to enjoy it, the Meeks for Congress Committee raised approximately $40,000 for his election campaign next year at a fund-raising dinner last Thursday. Comment.

Suspected Queens Village bordello shut down: DA

For months parents dropped off their innocent little ones at J&J Dance Studio in Queens Village one floor below a suspected brothel where sophisticated prostitutes serviced at least 30 customers a day, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Padavan looking for alternative sanity verdict

State Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) has called for jurors to have an alternative verdict to guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity in the wake of the mistrial of the man accused of killing a young Manhattan woman by pushing her in front of a subway train. Comment.

Leffler works Glen Oaks room for boro prez votes

Councilman Sheldon Leffler (D-Hollis) used his speaking engagement last Thursday night at the Eleanor Roosevelt Regular Democratic Club in Glen Oaks to reiterate his plans to run for Queens borough president in 2001. Comment.

Group opens Jewish center in Rego Park

In a bid to counter what Jewish leaders describe as an overly aggressive movement by Christians to proselytize Jews, Beth Shifra, a Brooklyn-based Jewish learning center, opened an office last month in Rego Park. Comment.

Dedicated parents keep park nursery school alive

The Cunningham Park Nursery School sits in a small building on top of a hill overlooking the park, hiding in plain sight. A visitor could be forgiven for not knowing it is even there until he walks in from Union Turnpike past the bocce courts and ballfield. Comment.

High rise blasted by bug bombs

Roach bomb fumes ignited into an explosion so powerful that it cracked the side of a fourth-floor apartment in Jamaica Estates Sunday afternoon and lifted the tenant upstairs off her feet, fire officials said. Comment.

Old Navy eyes Flushing

A Realtor for the vacant Woolworth store site in downtown Flushing said the facility has been rented to Old Navy Clothing. Comment.

Flushing man kills self following shooting: Cops

A Flushing man killed himself Sunday night after shooting and wounding a middle-aged couple who were his roommates in a small apartment building on Barclay Avenue, police said. Comment.

109th

Cultural center honoring Langston Hughes opens

Drums, palm wine and a procession of eager readers marked the opening of the new Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center in Corona Tuesday morning. Comment.

St. John

More than 30,000 people fueled by high carbohydrate diets will run in the New York City Marathon Sunday, but 50 runners will be carrying a torch for the hungry who are lucky to have a meal even once a day. Comment.

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