Thursday, May 18, 2000

State Assembly Members

90-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Comment.

State Senate Members

172-12 Linden Blvd. Comment.

Shopping Districts

Bell Boulevard from 48th Avenue to Bay Terrace; Comment.

Bayside

Community Calendar Listings

The Flushing YMCA is now accepting applications for its free YouthBuild Program for young adults 17-21 who did not complete high school and are interested in learning a trade. 718-961-6880. Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listing

The Big Apple Circus performs under The Big Top on the C.W. Post campus on Fri., May 26, at 6:30 p.m.; Sat., May 27, at noon and 4 p.m.; Sun., May 28, at noon and 4 p.m.; Wed., May 31, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., June 1, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Fri., June 2, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Sat., June 3, at noon and 4 p.m.; Sun., June 4, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $28, $22, $16 ,$30, $28, $24, $18, $38, $35, $28, $20. 516-677-1820. Comment.

Playwright tackles conflicts of the day

Playwrights and producers in Italy traditionally get together nearly every day of the week to discuss their work, their culture and heritage, the political conflicts of the day, psychological issues, and, of course, women and romance. One can easily imagine them sitting in a cafe in Sicily, the melodic legato of an accordion in the air, the wine, and the passionate voices recalling their national hero Luigi Pirandello, no doubt one of the most influential playwrights of the early 20th century. Comment.

Woodcutting as art

Queens

Will he stay or will he go? That is the question surrounding Providence College center and Queens native Karim Shabazz, who was reportedly considering entering the NBA draft. Comment.

Padavan secures $$$ for Totten

The new budget passed by the state Legislature in Albany calls for funding of several northeast Queens projects, including nearly $500,000 for the initial renovation of Fort Totten in Bayside. Comment.

St. John

Lewis unable to shake controversial call

For the Francis Lewis softball team, there was no more bitter a pill to swallow. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: Ump’s call costs team playoff spot

If I had been at the Cardozo-Francis Lewis softball game last week, I probably would have fallen over dead. The classic match-up between two of the top teams in the Queens Division III ended in a way no one would have predicted. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: Ump

If I had been at the Cardozo-Francis Lewis softball game last week, I probably would have fallen over dead. The classic match-up between two of the top teams in the Queens Division III ended in a way no one would have predicted. Comment.

Bayside tops Townsend Harris to win Queens I championship

The Bayside/Townsend Harris girls soccer game for the Queens I championship Tuesday afternoon had a little bit of everything. There were brilliant goals, cuts, scrapes, solid defending and even a tinge of controversy. And when the dust settled, literally, it was Bayside celebrating a hard fought 4-3 win on penalty kicks at Flushing Meadow Park. Comment.

Cardozo wins division title

Mike Medea felt the nerves. Even while standing in left field in the top of the 10th inning of a 5-5 tie against Francis Lewis Monday afternoon, the Cardozo High School senior knew of the pressure he could face in the bottom of the inning. Comment.

City should crack down on illegal apartments

The newsletters of the civic associations of Queens continue to decry the proliferation of illegal apartments in single or two-family homes, and what is perceived as a lack of enough enforcement by the city. Comment.

To The Point: Honoring College Pointers from babies to grandparents

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

Cambria Heights man tries to move forward

Lloyd Brown decided on July 3, 1998 that he needed to spend the day with his family. He said he had not spent any time with them for a while so he thought it would be nice to go with them to the Green Acres Mall in Spring Valley, L.I. Comment.

Our History: Early U.S. textbooks not politically correct

Textbooks in modern times have often been the subject of controversy, but their evolution from the quaint 19th century readers produced by American educator William Holmes McGuffey (1800-1878) has been an important part of our American cultural history. Textbooks such as the series of "Eclectic Readers " he edited and had published were an important aspect of our cultural history, for they influenced what was taught, and how, to generations of American school children. Their influence was felt for at least 100 years and 122 million copies were sold from 1836 to 1920. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: Wannabe gossip-writer tries to dig up dirt on celebrities

I am a columnist. I have been a columnist for many years. And I like being a columnist. However, I always dreamed of being a "dish the dirt" reporter just like Cindy Adams, Liz Smith and Robert Johnson (who?). These guys are my role models. Comment.

Editorial: A million moms can’t be ignored

We applaud the thousands of mothers who made the trek from Queens to Washington, D.C. to express their concern about gun violence. People of goodwill may differ on what steps should be taken, but they cannot deny that something must be done to reduce the violence. The Million Moms March may not result in the new legislation that many would like to see, but it did focus the eyes of the world on this very serious problem. Comment.

Boro pols favor Queens mall expansion

The newly expanded Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst will extend over 92nd Street by way of a glassy, second-floor walkway, according to plans unveiled at a Borough Board meeting Monday. Comment.

Boro women honored for work in NE Queens

Three Queens women who have spent a major part of their lives working to improve the quality of life for the people of northeastern Queens will be honored by the state Senate, state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) announced. Comment.

Ackerman helps net $320M for L. I. Sound cleanup

More than $320 million for the cleanup of Long Island Sound was secured last week when the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Long Island Sound Restoration Act. Comment.

Notorious RKO Keith

Ambulance honors handicapped volunteer

Joseph Appello may be wheelchair-bound, but that has not stopped the 36-year-old from getting around the streets of Whitestone as often as any other resident. Comment.

Jury deliberates in S. Ozone Park beating trial

A racially mixed jury in a hate-crime trial began deliberating Tuesday on the fate of three Queens men accused of beating an Indo-Guyanese man in South Ozone Park while shouting racial slurs at him and his two cousins. Comment.

City Council Members

Elected January 1992; Represents District 19 Comment.

Memorial Day galas scheduled

Veterans and other members of the College Point and Whitestone communities are preparing to honor their fellow soldiers and fallen comrades in two Memorial Day parades scheduled for the weekend of May 28-29. Comment.

Borough President

Former Bayside resident Claire Shulman became the first woman elected as Queens borough president in 1986. Comment.

State Assembly

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