Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000

Dining Out: Forest Hills

FORAGA Comment.

Community Calendar Listings Part II

Martin Luther High School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth will open its doors to all current 7th and 8th grade students and their families on Sun., Oct. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and also on Thurs., Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for its annual Fall Open House. Prospective students will also be given the opportunity to register for the upcoming Academic Excellence Scholarship Exam and Entrance Exam on Sat., Oct. 28 at 8:30 a.m. 718-894-4000. Comment.

Community Calendar Listings Part I

Activities Comment.

Arts & Enterainment Listings

Senior Theater Acting Repertory (STAR) is looking for retired persons interested in acting. To arrange for an audition, call Stan Guttman at 224-2729. Comment.

QMA offers new series for the fall

Three series debut at the Queens Museum of Art this season. Comment.

Who needs Broadway?

College Round-up: CK

St. John

Molloy ends Cross’ 25-game win streak

However, there was no hooting and hollering on the Stanners sideline, no Gatorade shower for their head coach Andy Kostell. It was just another workman-like win for Molloy. Comment.

Christ the King can

Mike Cassidy would not want to call his team snake-bitten, but the term just might be appropriate. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: Talk radio starting to get to me

It is on these short journeys that I have seen my temper flare to unrecordable heights, listening to one Christopher Russo wax poetic about how great a team the San Francisco Giants are and how they were going to shove my beloved Mets unceremoniously right out of the playoffs. Comment.

To The Point: Andrew

Padavan, Lancman spar over gun regs

Rory Lancman, a Democrat who is trying to unseat Padavan, a nearly 30-year incumbent, said the senator had failed to lead the way on bills on gun control in the state Senate over the years. Comment.

The Civic Scene: Queens high school grads win more scholarship aid

These Class of 2000 high school graduates were accepted to and received scholarships from CUNY, SUNY, other New York City and New York state schools, plus colleges and universities from all over the United States. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: 

The most obvious way for everyone to help is to obey the laws. Anyone who lives near or frequents school areas knows that havoc is often created by well-meaning people who block bus stops, double or triple-park, so that their favorite students need not walk even one extra inch. Enter havoc! Children who ride the school buses could not always have safe entry or exit from the bus, nor could some students who were transported by private vehicles. Comment.

Berger’s Burg:

Behind him lay the gray Azores, Comment.

Editorial: F

The excuses flow like water. Unnamed district superintendents say they didn't get the money that they need to buy books until the last week of August. In at least one case, the person responsible for ordering the books did not return until September. Comment.

Recent Real Estate Listings

Bayside, 220-75 Ave., Coo Garden Apt., $84,900, Bed 2, Bath 1, Construction-Brick, M/Mnt. $464 Comment.

Police Blotter: Man shot on 224th St. in robbery attempt

Officer George Jensen said the victim was walking near 144th Avenue and 224th Street when a small, white car pulled up alongside him and two men got out. Comment.

Residents bemoan highway billboards

About 30 people listened to a community activist who expressed her displeasure with the way the city decides to zone and build in areas in close proximity to residential areas. Comment.

City helps L.I.C. biz add 48 jobs

Hyde Park Fine Art of Mouldings, a Long Island City-based manufacturer of custom and standard plaster architectural ornamentation, has outgrown its plant at 29-16 40th Ave. and plans to build a new 40,000-square-foot facility next door. Comment.

Maspeth teen charged with beating laborers

Ryan Wagner, 19, of 59-57 60th Lane, was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on charges of attempted murder and aggravated harassment, a spokeswoman for the 5th Precinct in Patchogue said. Comment.

Crowley raises $700K for race

He will face newcomer Rose Robles Birtley, a Republican, for the 7th Congressional District seat in November. Comment.

Seminero raises $200,000 for his 11th re-election bid

The veteran assemblyman, who was appointed assistant Democratic majority leader in 1997, has spent more than half of that amount maintaining his re-election campaign since early 1998, according to the most recent campaign finance disclosures filed with the state Board of Elections Friday. Comment.

Lowey

Having raised the majority of her $1.6 million campaign war chest in the first half of 1999, Lowey was favored to become the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from New York before Hillary Clinton emerged as a contender last summer. Comment.

L.I. man convicted in slaying

Kevin Whyte, 22, of Wyandanch, L.I. now faces a maximum sentence of 26 1/2 years to life in prison for the ambush slaying of Robert Sheridan of Forest Hills, District Attorney Richard Brown said last week. He was scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 23. Comment.

State Sen. Smith seeks more buses

Smith said 400 additional houses are planned in neighborhoods such as Springfield Gardens, Laurelton, and Jamaica, and this will squeeze already overcrowded buses and subway stations. Comment.

Jamaica leaders question economic boom

A group of community leaders gathered last Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Jamaica to discuss what effect the boom in economic development will have on residents. Comment.

L.I. man guilty of murder on Jamaica street in 

Kevin Whyte, 22, of Wyandanch, L.I. now faces a maximum sentence of 26 1/2 years to life in prison for the ambush slaying of Robert Sheridan of Forest Hills, District Attorney Richard Brown said last week. He was scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 23. Comment.

Meeks slow to file election reports: FEC

Meeks For Congress has received six notifications that it had failed to file financial records on a timely basis since Meeks was first elected to the House of Representatives in February 1998, according to the campaign finance filings. Comment.

Padavan, Lancman spar over gun control

Rory Lancman, a Democrat who is trying to unseat Padavan, a nearly 30-year incumbent, said the senator had failed to lead the way on bills on gun control in the state Senate over the years. Comment.

Hundreds of train signals never inspected: MTA   

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it has discovered that more than 300 scheduled safety inspections of the subway signal system, including equipment on lines used by hundreds of thousands of Queens commuters, were never done despite records showing the inspections had been carried out. Comment.

Lowey

Having raised the majority of her $1.6 million campaign war chest in the first half of 1999, Lowey was favored to become the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from New York before Hillary Clinton emerged as a contender last summer. Comment.

Roosevelt Ave. car crash kills Flushing man, woman

The couple, Philip Stevens, 27, and Cindy Wong, 26, both of 41-25 Kissena Blvd., were taken to New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, where they died, said Officer Louis Cruz, a police spokesman. The police said the injured passengers in the other car were taken to the hospital, but their injuries were not life-threatening. Comment.

2 Assaults on Asians examined

Three days later, a 26-year-old man who also lives in Flushing was attacked with a blunt object, possibly a brick, outside his house. He spent five days in the hospital and received 50 surgical staples and 15 stitches to his head. He, too, is a Korean American. Comment.

Crowley raises $700,000 for re-election

He will face newcomer Rose Robles Birtley, a Republican, for the 7th Congressional District seat in November. Comment.

Woman, 72, dies in Whitestone fire

The woman, Peggy Glubiak, of 149-22 15th Rd., suffered severe burns to her fingers and thighs, the officials said. Because of a previous stroke, Glubiak was bedridden, which may have made it difficult for her to leave the room, the officials said. Comment.

Fireman spots Doug Hill blaze

Borough Jews observe Yom Kippur

At Temple Torah in Little Neck, about 100 people gathered for Yom Kippur services Sunday evening and to hear Rabbi Joshua Lefkowitz. Comment.

Rochdale Village resident wants your vote

Clifton, 41, the Libertarian candidate in the November election, is presenting himself as an alternative to the major party candidates, Democratic contender Hillary Clinton and U.S. Rep. Rick Lazio (R-Brightwaters.) Comment.

Test results due for Totten site

But the community co-chairman of the group expressed anger this week and said those test results have already been delayed too long. Comment.

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