Friday, Nov. 3, 2000

Flushing man convicted of buying, selling heroin

A Flushing man and an Astoria man were convicted Friday of selling $7,000 heroin to an undercover police officer and conspiring to buy 1,000 additional grams of the drug in Pakistan after a four-week jury trial, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment.

Mclaughlin spending

State Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin (D-Flushing), a four-term incumbent running unopposed this November, has spent more than $250,000 on his 2000 campaign after drawing much of his contributions from New Yorkers who live outside Queens, records from the state Board of Elections show. Comment.

Chinese artist shows ‘flour power’ in Woodhaven

At first glance the glass-encased figurine appears to be a hand-painted ceramic doll. Comment.

Veterans’ health clinic

About 50 U.S. veterans and seniors were on hand Monday for the grand opening of a new medical center in Sunnyside that will provide health-care services for the more than 125,000 veterans who live in Queens. Comment.

What lies ahead for St. John’s?

Big questions abound for the St. John's University men's basketball team, questions only time and patience can answer for someone eager to know, like myself. Comment.

Toussaint nets 2, as Jamaica tops Wagner

Scoring goals for the Jamaica soccer team appears to run in the Toussaint family. A year after Trent Toussaint helped lead the Beavers to the PSAL 'B' finals before graduating, his younger brother Theodore has followed in his brother's footsteps. The sophomore striker from Trinidad scored two goals in Jamaica's 3-2 win over Robert F. Wagner Friday at Jamaica. Comment.

Cross defeats Chaminade, 19-7

Mission accomplished for the Holy Cross football team. Comment.

Against the wind: Prep girls come up just short in semifinals

John Jenkins liked what he saw. With a gusty wind at its back, the St. Francis Prep girls' soccer team had a 1-0 lead over Kellenberg in the first half of the Nassau Suffolk Catholic High School Girls Athletic Association semifinals Saturday at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale, L.I. If the Terriers could hold on to the lead through the next 63 minutes, including the final 40 into the strong wind, St. Francis Prep would advance to the finals against a Sacred Heart team they already beat in the regular season. Comment.

PS 205 kids haunt Queens Garden Center

It may be a part of the city, but students at PS 205 in Bayside got a chance to know what it feels like to romp in the country during the school's annual harvest festival last week. Comment.

Pizza Chef escapes with win against Jesse Halpern, 12-11

Pizza Chef 12, Jesse Halpern 11. Jesse Halpern scored three unanswered goals against Pizza Chef before running out of time in a 12-11 defeat. For Jesse Halpern, Brian Kelley scored seven goals, Chris Weis netted two goals and five assists and Anthony Binanti scored twice with two assists. Eric Tully and Zack Sieger each contributed an assist. Melanie Binanti made a strong showing protecting the net in her first game between the pipes. Comment.

OLBS takes two games from OLS Novice girls

Last Sunday's game against Our Lady Blessed Sacrament ended in a 4-0 loss for the Our Lady of the Snows third grade girls soccer team. The score might well have been more for OLBS, had it not been for the valiant effort turned in by goalie Erin Dolan. Dolan did a great shot-blocking job, even in defeat. Comment.

Molloy finishes season perfect, looks to playoffs

The Archbishop Molloy Stanners head into this year's Catholic High School Athletic Association playoffs coming off their best run through the Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan in 16 years, the last time coach Andy Kostell's team completed its league season perfect, undefeated and untied. Comment.

LIC Y offering new leagues

Long Island City YMCA Men's Basketball League - Starts Nov. 13, 10-game schedule plus playoffs, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. start times. Team registration only at $400 per. Good prizes. Play at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bell Boulevard, Bayside. Call (718) 392-7932 ext. 239. Comment.

Giants take over first place with close win over Jaguars

COLOR=black> The Giants ended their season with a win to secure first place. The Giants were led by quarterback David Pereira, who threw for three touchdowns. Two touchdown passes connected with Rob Liquori and one to Cory Stabile. Outstanding on defense was Jennifer Bonilla, Matt DiGirolomo and Kenny Pinto. Stefanos Tsipas led the Jaguars with excellent running. Comment.

Cross to take on unbeaten Kellenberg

The Catholic High School Football League announced its playoff seedings Monday afternoon for the upcoming AAA and AA playoffs, with few surprises for local teams. Comment.

NE Queens Jews honor late activist, 14-year-old

A get-out-the-vote message and a call to invest in the community highlighted the annual installation breakfast and awards ceremony of the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council Sunday. Comment.

York men best Baruch, 3-0

Led by a pair of Marc Meo goals, the York men's soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the CUNY tournament with a 3-0 win over Baruch Saturday at York. The fourth-seeded Cardinals face No. 1 City College in a game scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at CCNY. Comment.

CM upends Bayside’s plan

The Bayside Commodores were hanging their playoff hopes on sweeping the team's final four league football games, something the club seemed well on its way to accomplishing following back-to-back wins over Springfield Gardens and South Shore. Comment.

Alumni turn out to raise $$$ at CK’s annual golf classic

Eastchester's Lake Isle was the setting for a magnificent day of golf, friendships, fine food and fun, as 135 people joined in the festivities at Christ the King's Fourth Annual Alumni & Friends Golf Classic. Comment.

Marathon Pkwy redo to begin in December

Any resident who does not know about the project to redesign the Long Island Expressway-Cross Island Parkway interchange in Little Neck will find out in early December when work is to begin on a yearlong reconstruction of the Marathon Parkway bridge over the expressway. Comment.

Blame the board, not the messenger

Oh, dear. I've done it again, haven't I? I've upset poor Jerrold Schreibersdorf, judging by his most recent philippic on these pages (Oct. 19). After comparing me to Rudy Giuliani and to the enemies of Robert Bork (now there's political gymnastics for you), he then proceeds to list his various opinions on a variety of subjects that have nothing whatever to do with the original topic. Comment.

PS 219 not up for grabs

As Queens College continues the development of its elementary-laboratory school, PS 499, disturbing remarks and letters to the editor continue to appear around the use of Public School 219, a District 25 elementary school located near the Queens College Campus. Comment.

Skala makes endorsements

Now that the East Bayside Homeowners Association Candidates Night is past, I write to indicate who I believe are the best choices for election in 2000. It should be noted that the following do not reflect any endorsements by the E. B. H. A. or any other group with which I am associated but are mine alone. Comment.

A bigot is a bigot

It seems that Renate Haselhoff doesn't like the fact that I likened Tami Hirsch's opposition to a group home to racial bigotry (Letters, Oct. 26). But the fact of the matter is that bigotry is bigotry, whether the discrimination against an individual is based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion or disability. Comment.

Even small schools deserve a crossing guard

I want a crossing guard, please. My school doesn't have one. St. Fidelis has two of them and that doesn't seem fair. Comment.

A consumer fraud’

The thing that we like about City Councilwoman Julia Harrison is that one rarely, if ever, has to ask her, "What do you really think?" The Democratic Councilwoman from Flushing didn't hold back last week when asked to comment on a Court of Appeals decision that would allow the Port Authority to use funds generated from the Passenger Facility Charge to construct the controversial AirTrain. Comment.

Carrozza raises $56K for re-election bid

While state Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside) is running unopposed in her bid for re-election next week, she has raised more than $55,000 for her campaign and spent more than $13,000 in support of her fellow Democrats. Comment.

Keep Wendy’s trial here

It should surprise no one that the attorneys for the two men charged with the massacre at the Wendy's in downtown Flushing want the trial moved to a different venue. Citing massive pretrial publicity, the lawyers for John Taylor and Craig Godineaux argued that the jury pool in Queens has been "hopelessly tainted." Comment.

Sunnyside Senior Center squeezed for space

At peak hours, finding an open seat in the lunch room of the Sunnyside Senior Center is nearly impossible. Comment.

Wedding photographer caters, supplies flowers

Planning a wedding can be a nightmare. Who will cater the party, what kind of music will be played, where will the flowers come from, and - most importantly - who will capture the celebration on film for eternity ? Comment.

200 turn out for Taste of Bayside fund-raiser

For one night only last week most of Bayside's dining scene could be found in a single room of the Officer's Club at Fort Totten where more than a dozen restaurants brought out their best fare for the community to taste. Comment.

Real Estate Listings

Bayside, 224-24 Union Turnpike, Coo Hi-Rise. $37,000, Bath 1, Construction-Brick, M/Mnt. $295 Comment.

Sewer work woes persist in Bayside

Residents of southern Bayside upset over damage done to their property during a sewer reconstruction project should bring their complaints to the board, Community Board 11 Chairman Bernard Haber told them at a meeting last week. Comment.

Bayside benefit will help orphaned girls

As the holidays approach, our thoughts instinctively turn toward our families and loved ones, wherever they may be. The festive season has a certain ethereal quality that enraptures us all with its wonderful magic. It brings us closer to our children and, in a sense, it allows us to relive happy days from our childhood as we reminisce on Christmases past. But for two young Irish girls this Christmas has a sadder connotation. It will be spent without their parents for the first time. Comment.

Padavan, Lancman race down to wire

With the Nov. 7 election just around the corner the hottest contest in the borough is the race between a 14-term Republican incumbent and his Democratic challenger for the right to represent northeast Queens in the state Senate. Comment.

Padavan, Lancman race down to the wire

With the Nov. 7 election just around the corner the hottest contest in the borough is the race between a 14-term Republican incumbent and his Democratic challenger for the right to represent northeast Queens in the state Senate. Comment.

SB 24 still looking fornew leader

The search still is on for a superintendent in School District 24, whose board met last Thursday night to discuss its progress in finding a permanent replacement for Acting Superintendent Joseph Quinn. Comment.

Political unknown takes on Assemblywoman Clark

Robert Hutchison readily admits that he does not have much of a chance to unseat state Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village), who is seeking her seventh term, but he remains optimistic. Comment.

Jamaica groups take on blood shortage woes

Dozens of medical professionals and community leaders gathered Tuesday at the Allen AME Church in Jamaica to figure out how to replenish New York's blood supply and how to increase donations from minority communities. Comment.

Marathon Parkway overhaul to begin in December

Any resident who does not know about the project to redesign the Long Island Expressway-Cross Island Parkway interchange in Little Neck will find out in early December when work is to begin on a yearlong reconstruction of the Marathon Parkway bridge over the expressway. Comment.

Leffler thanked for high school face-lift

Martin Van Buren High School honored City Councilman Sheldon Leffler (D-Hollis) for his work in securing the funding to refurbish the library, which had not been given a face-lift since the school was built in 1957. Comment.

Hollis man killed in Cambria Hts. burglary

The basement of a Cambria Heights barber shop allegedly used for illegal gambling was the scene of an early morning murder last Thursday when one of the patrons was fatally shot during a robbery after he was slow to disrobe and get on the ground, police said. Comment.

Hollis man dies after robbery

The basement of a Cambria Heights barber shop allegedly used for illegal gambling was the scene of an early morning murder last Thursday when one of the patrons was fatally shot during a robbery after he was slow to disrobe and get on the ground, police said. Comment.

Boro Jews honor four residents

A get-out-the-vote message and a call to invest in the community highlighted the annual installation breakfast and awards ceremony of the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council Sunday. Comment.

Residents help ease woes of St. Albans widow, kids

Many southeast Queens residents have sent letters and thousands of dollars in donations to the widow of a St. Albans Chinese food takeout owner beaten to death while making a delivery in Springfield Gardens last month. Comment.

Voters to decide fate of funds for East Side Access

Voters will be asked to approve or reject a multibillion-dollar bond act on the November election ballot that would apportion funds to link the Long Island Rail Road to Grand Central Station and upgrade other city public transportation. Comment.

Little Neck apartments touted for senior living

After more than a year of construction and several delays, a new apartment complex for seniors in Little Neck celebrated its official grand opening last Thursday on the former site of Deepdale Hospital. Comment.

St. Albans mom targets missing relatives

Arnita Fowler was surrounded by ghosts this week. Comment.

Most Queens 8th graders fail math, English tests

Queens students as a whole scored slightly better than the citywide average on state math and English tests, but the overwhelming majority of the borough's eighth graders failed both the math and English tests, results released by the State Education Department show. Comment.

Entertainment

Auditions Comment.

Port Authority promises to reduce flights at LGA

Port Authority Aviation Director William De Cota, responding to promises by a British-based company Mayor Rudolph Giuliani favors to take over New York's airports in 15 years, said Monday his agency is striving to reduce flights at LaGuardia to ease life for its beleaguered neighbors. Comment.

Officers salute Gov. Pataki at Astoria Manor

Gov. George Pataki was honored as the New York City Correction Officers' Benevolent Association Man of the Year and named their honorary president Tuesday night at the fifth annual Scholarship and Awards dinner at the Astoria Manor. Comment.

New LaGuardia prez has high hopes for college

Gail Mellow, the new president of LaGuardia Community College, does not try to hide her enthusiasm about her new workplace. Comment.

Northeast Queens pols to face off at Bayside forum

If you were waiting for a chance to see your local elected officials or their challengers face-to-face, look no further than the East Bayside Homeowners Association's candidates' night slated for next Tuesday. Comment.

Middle Village rink named after firefighter

It was the kind of day firefighter James Bohan would have loved. Comment.

Levy urges biz leaders to help out schools

Imagine you are the president of a company with nearly 80,000 employees, one-eighth of whom are unqualified for the job, and the company has 1,100 managers, one-fourth of whom have fewer than two years' experience. Comment.

Hundreds turn out for Meeks fund-raiser

A fund-raiser for U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) essentially turned into a political pep rally when U.S. Senate Candidate Hillary Clinton urged more than 800 people who attended to vote for Democratic Party candidates in November's national, state, and local elections. Comment.

Forest Hills priest flown out of country:

The revered priest of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Forest Hills was reportedly flown out of the country just before he became the subject of an investigation as to why $2 million in church funds was missing. Comments (2).

Nolan raises $146,450 for re-election bid

State Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Ridgewood), seeking her eighth term in office, has surpassed her Republican opponent, Alice Lemos, in fund-raising by more than $100,000, according to documents filed with the state Board of Elections. Comment.

Flushing Meadows loses 19 trees to Asian beetle

The long-term toll exacted by the Asian Longhorned Beetle on Flushing Meadows Corona Park has yet to be measured, but the city Parks Department said Friday that 19 trees so far have fallen victim to ecologically devastating insect. Comment.

Feds to give state $5M to help combat W. Nile

The Clinton administration reversed its decision to deny New York state funding to combat the costs of the West Nile virus last week, offering the state $5 million in emergency funding that was welcomed by local congressmen and denounced by the governor. Comment.

Eastern SNAP forms bereavement group

QUEENS VILLAGE - SNAP of eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd. in Queens Village (Building #4 on the Creedmoor Campus) announces the formation of a new bereavement group for seniors who have recently lost a spouse or child. The group meets Mondays at 1:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 23. Call 454-2100 for more information. Comment.

City issues violations for vacant Flushing lot

Nearly two months after residents demonstrated outside a vacant commercial laundry in Flushing, calling it a blight on the community, the city Department of Health said it inspected the lot and issued several health violations. Comment.

Brinckerhoff Cemetery gets landmark hearing

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission plans a public hearing to consider landmark status for Brinckerhoff Cemetery on 182nd Street near 73rd Avenue. Comment.

Scholarship to honor slain Wendy’s worker

Quality Services for the Autism Community has chosen the first recipient of its scholarship in memory of one of five Wendy's restaurant employees murdered in Flushing in May. Comment.

Weather was just right for having a great time

It was a wonderful week of weather as well as of great events. State Senator Frank Padavan had a fund-raiser at the College Point Ambulance Corp. The food was fantastic and was prepared by Linda's Kitchen. Comment.

Men guilty in Queens heroin sale

A Flushing man and an Astoria man were convicted Friday of selling $7,000 heroin to an undercover police officer and conspiring to buy 1,000 additional grams of the drug in Pakistan after a four-week jury trial, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment.

New law spurs traffic at LaGuardia Airport

A federal law which passed in March is supposed to increase the number of flights out of LaGuardia Airport during peak hours to help small airlines serving nearby regions. This may sound like good economics, but there is already gridlock at LaGuardia Airport during the peak morning and afternoon hours. Comment.

Hand-woven Oriental rugs have long history

There is good evidence that handwoven carpets existed in antiquity. Men are depicted with the implements of rug weaving in the rock tombs of Egypt as long ago as c. 2500 B.C., and more evidence is seen in the drawings on the ancient palace walls of Nineveh. Comment.

Kids who like theater don’t have to hide

In a recent column, I wrote about a young man who loved musical theater but was ashamed to tell any of his peers because he knew they would ridicule him. When I mentioned that problem to my sister, she said, "Maybe someone like that should get involved with 'TADA!'" Comment.

Nov. 7: A very important day - use it wisely

Webster's defines politics as "the science and art of government" and a politician as "one versed or experienced in the science of government." Comment.

Strength, dignity carried on wings of ‘Butterflies’

"Butterflies are Free" begins the fall season of Theatre a la Carte, and a fitting start it is. Comment.

Sunnyside medical center to serve borough veterans

About 50 U.S. veterans and seniors were on hand Monday for the grand opening of a new medical center in Sunnyside that will provide health-care services for the more than 125,000 veterans who live in Queens. Comment.

Spooky music

Witches dancing to honor Satan and his demons in the dark mountains. A sorcerer commanding an endless parade of brooms and pails of water. Skeletons prancing with clanking bones as Death fiddles. Comment.

Queens libraries offer more than only books

At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, the Woodside Branch presents Smooth Jazz with the Charles Carrington Trio, featuring the music of Herbie Hancock, Grover Washington, Horace Silver, Najee as well as innovative original compositions. 54-22 Skillman Ave. 718-229-4700. Comment.

Forest Hills slay suspect arrested five years later

Five years after the brutal crime took place, a 29-year-old man was arrested last Thursday in the robbing and beating of a 75-year-old woman to death on a sidewalk in Forest Hills, police said. Comment.

‘Meet Me At Joe’s’ perfect for a cold autumn evening

Last Saturday might have been cold and windy outdoors, but inside Temple Sholom, there was warmth, good, old-time music and dance in "Meet Me At Joe's," a revue created and directed by Jagana Martin for the East End Players. Comment.

Come to ‘house of guests’

In case you're off to Persia in the near future, Ravagh, the new Persian restaurant and catering place in Little Neck on Northern Boulevard, , translates to "house of guests." Comment.

Hootie is from Queens (well, it looks that way)

Viewers tuning into WWOR-TV Channel 9 at 4 p.m. Saturday might be surprised to see that Darius Rucker from Hootie and the Blowfish is from Corona. Comment.

Fund-raisers

Yeats Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd., Bayside, will hold a benefit for Una and Aoifa Rogers, whose Irish immigrant parents and 4-year-old brother were killed in a house fire in April. The benefit will be on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Comment.

LI man gets 32 1/2 years for South Jamaica slaying

The man convicted of killing a Forest Hills husband and father on a South Jamaica street two years ago was sentenced last week to spend 32 1/2 years in prison for the murder of the telephone card salesman, authorities said. Comment.

‘Butterflies’ opens Theatre a la Carte season

"Butterflies are Free" begins the fall season of Theatre a la Carte, and a fitting start it is. Comment.

Birthday bash thrown for Queens bebop legend

James Edward Heath, a man with an infectious smile, a Queens resident since moving from Philly in the mid 1960s, is a jazz composer/arranger, teacher, bandleader and multi-reed legend, who has also raised a family with his life-partner and wife, Mona. Comment.

Squatter gets new in fatal ‘95 Jamaica fire

A Queens judge granted a new trial Monday for a homeless man convicted of murder in 1996 for lighting a New Year's Eve fire in an abandoned Jamaica building which killed Fire Lt. John Clancy, who was searching for anyone trapped inside. Comment.

Battered women decry domestic violence

Hundreds of professionals gathered for a conference on domestic violence at York College last week and despite years of experience in the field many voiced the same question: Why don't they leave? Comment.

Queens Village school honors Sheldon Leffler

Martin Van Buren High School honored City Councilman Sheldon Leffler (D-Hollis) for his work in securing the funding to refurbish the library, which had not been given a face-lift since the school was built in 1957. Comment.

Meeks touts technology plan to bridge digital divide

In a bid to narrow the growing technology gap in the United States, U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) and Assistant Secretary of Commerce Greg Rhode announced a new $45 million initiative to bring information technology to inner-city neighborhoods such as southeast Queens and rural communities. Comment.

Man killed in Cambria Heights burglary

The basement of a Cambria Heights barber shop allegedly used for illegal gambling was the scene of an early morning murder last Thursday when one of the patrons was fatally shot during a robbery after he was slow to disrobe and get on the ground, police said. Comment.

S. Jamaica man killed girlfriend with bat

A 29-year-old man was arrested Friday morning in South Jamaica for allegedly beating his 30-year-old girlfriend to death with a baseball bat, authorities said. Comment.

Jamaica Hospital opens Hollis satellite facility

It was not an easy task to transform a series of burned-out, rat- infested Tudor-style buildings on Hollis Avenue into a state-of-the-art medical facility. Comment.

Crowley spends $425K in re-election bid

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Elmhurst), who is facing four opponents in a race for the 7th Congressional District seat, had spent $425,506 as of Aug. 23, campaign finance documents filed with the Federal Election Commission show. Comment.

Padavan faces tough challenge

With the Nov. 7 election just around the corner the hottest contest in the borough is the race between a 14-term Republican incumbent and his Democratic challenger for the right to represent northeast Queens in the state Senate. Comment.

Scarborough raises $28,168 for re-election

State Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-St. Albans) currently has more than $3,000 in his campaign war chest, but as of Tuesday the state Board of Elections had not received his financial records for the latest filing period, state campaign finance records showed. Comment.

Maltese spends $11K in campaign funds on car

State Sen. Serphin Maltese (R-Glendale), head of the Queens Republican Party who is seeking his seventh term in Albany, has spent nearly 10 percent of his campaign war chest to pay for a leased GMC car, its maintenance and insurance, campaign disclosure forms show. Comment.

Russian Jewish center honors Morton Povman

The glittering, purple velvet robe, the traditional Jewish song blaring from the speakers, the balloons and bright stage lights all became too much for City Councilman Morton Povman (D-Forest Hills), who broke into a dance before 1,000 people Sunday night after receiving a community award. Comment.

Second hate group member arrested

Steven McFadden, 39, a driver for a moving company, lives in an apartment building in Elmhurst. In that building tenants of many races converse in many languages and some do not speak English. Comment.

School District 24 still searching for chief

The search still is on for a superintendent in School District 24, whose board met last Thursday night to discuss its progress in finding a permanent replacement for Acting Superintendent Joseph Quinn. Comment.

CB6 OKs budget for next year

More pest control and sanitation workers for Forest Hills and Rego Park, an increased police presence in the 112th Precinct, and improvements to Woodhaven Boulevard and other main thoroughfares topped a list of budget priorities Community Board 6 approved last week. Comment.

Rottweiler attacks two little boys in Jamaica

Dennis Jenkins does not think he did anything special. He said he just did what was necessary to rescue two little boys who were being attacked by a 100-pound rottweiler at the Loving Arms Group Daycare Center in Jamaica. Comment.

Bowne students vs. cafe

Chiang Yu has owned the Main Street Cafe near 58th Avenue in Flushing for a little more than a year. Now he wants to sell it. Comment.

Bayside Historical Society holds fund-raiser

For one night only last week most of Bayside's dining scene could be found in a single room of the Officer's Club at Fort Totten where more than a dozen restaurants brought out their best fare for the community to taste. Comment.

Maloney raised nearly $1M for campaign: FEC

With nearly $600,000 in her campaign war chest, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) already has more than 30 times the amount raised by her Republican opponent, Adrienne Rhodes, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000

Merchants fearful of Bowne students

Yu waits behind the counter for customers every morning, but business is sleepy. In the afternoon, he knows the pace will pick up - mostly students from John Bowne High School, just on the other side of the Long Island Expressway. Comment.

Savoy at Little Neck opens for seniors

The Savoy at Little Neck has converted the property to a world-class assisted living complex for seniors. Assisted-living facilities provide housing for elderly residents who are not completely independent and rely on some medical or community care to function. Comment.

Marathon Pkwy overhaul slated

Half of the overpass was slated to be shut down when work begins in the next few months to widen the roadway, said Bob Carbone, the engineer in charge of the project for the state Department of Transportation. Comment.

200 turn out for Taste of Bayside fund-raiser

The first-annual "Taste of Bayside," a joint fund-raiser last Thursday for the Bayside Historical Society, headquartered in the Officer's Club, and the Bayside Business Association, was expected to garner about $5,000 for both groups, said Judy Limpert, co-president of the business association and a member of the historical society. Comment.

Carrozza raises $56K for re-election bid

Carrozza defeated longtime Republican Doug Prescott in 1996 for the 26th Assembly District, which includes Bayside, Little Neck, Douglaston, Auburndale, Bay Terrace, north Flushing, Beechhurst, Malba and Whitestone. Comment.

Sewer work woes persist in Bayside

"We will ask the questions for you," Haber said to about 40 people who attended a gathering of the Bayside Clear-Springs Council at MS 158 last Thursday. Haber urged the audience to bring pictures and written accounts of their damaged property to either CB 11 or to civic leader Mandingo Tshaka. Comment.

Battered women decry domestic violence

"They stay because they believe their partner loves them, they stay because they believe they have nowhere to go," said Sally Price, the co-chairwoman of the borough president's Task Force on Sexual and Domestic Violence. Comment.

Member of hate group arrested in Elmhurst

This is the building where McFadden, a self-proclaimed racist who was arrested last week, chose to make his home - replete with loaded weapons and literature regaling Hitler, the Nazi Party and the white race, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

New foundation seeks reform of NYPD

"I always think, 'Is she missing, or is she buried?'" Fowler said in a recent interview. Comment.

Padavan, Lancman race down to wire

State Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose), who has held the seat since 1972, is in a political dogfight with his Democratic opponent, Rory Lancman, for the leadership of the 11th Senate District where Democrats outnumber Republicans by slightly more than two to one. Comment.

Upcoming election peaks voters’ interest

This is in a borough where there are about five times as many registered Democrats as there are Republicans. Comment.

Dining Out:

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Arts & Entertainment 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.

‘Meet Me At Joe’s’ perfect for a cold autumn evening

The play, produced by Vicki Ahiyon and Candee Sheppard, centers around a watering hole, Joe's, where people meet and enjoy music and each other - men and women who look one- another over to find their dream partner, those yearning for lost love, a divorced husband, or a guy and gal out for a fun time. Comment.

Birthday bash thrown for Queens bebop legend

And after 74 years on this marble, Oct. 20 marked the date that Jimmy "The Little Bird" Heath (his fans affectionate comparison to that other hard bop jazz icon, the late great Charlie "Bird" Parker) continued his living jazz legacy, by still getting out the word that Big Band arrangements and hot new jazz suites have to come with vision and creativity. Comment.

Queens College honors playwright Arthur Miller

Professor Joe Cuomo welcomed Peter Matthiessen, Frank McCourt, Grace Paley, and Miller himself who would read from a recent memoir, "A Line to Walk on." Miller had some bruised ribs after falling in his Connecticut home but had made the trip to Queens. He decided to remain seated, with the microphone, but otherwise was just fine. His wife, Inge, was by his side. Comment.

Hootie is from Queens (well, it looks that way)

Actually, who they'll see performing the hit tune "Time" will be 28-year-old Zack Williams of LeFrak City dressed up and singing like Rucker. Comment.

Strength, dignity carried on wings of ‘Butterflies’

Under the direction of John Vicich, this four-character, two-act play set on the Lower East Side in 1969, is sweet, entertaining, and poignant. Comment.

Spooky Music: QSO uses ghosts, monsters to stir interest in music

And that was just the music. Comment.

College Round-up: York men best Baruch, 3-0

The winner takes on either Medgar Evers or John Jay in the CUNY final Sunday at 1 p.m. at CCNY. The CUNY champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. Comment.

Defense carris SJU football to victory

The football game, which was the showpiece of St. John's University Homecoming Weekend, did not disappoint the 1,215 fans, huddled in their winter clothes due to the usually unruly wind at DaSilva Memorial Field. Comment.

St. John’s, Rutgers set to renew rivalry in quarters

But there is a different twist to this installment. It is the first time the two teams are facing off as early as the quarterfinals as the Red Storm garnered the No. 2 seed and Rutgers is seeded No. 7. Twice the two battled in the semifinals and once in the final. But that doesn't mean this game is any less important than the other three. Comment.

Toussaint nets 2, as Jamaica tops Wagner

"That's a tradition in the family going back to Trinidad," Jamaica head coach Don Haynes said. "Theodore is a very skilled player. Last year we had to bench him a lot because he needed to straighten out some problems, but he has been listening and he fits in well with this team." Comment.

Molloy finishes season perfect, looks to playoffs

The Stanners completed that run last Thursday with a 4-1 win over St. Francis Prep, getting two goals from Sean Eduoard and one each from Danny Montano and Johan Obegan. The win capped the team's 11-0 season. Comment.

Against the wind: Prep girls come up just short in semifinals

But then Kellenberg struck. First with a goal three minutes before the end of the first half and again three minutes into the second half as the Firebirds instead advanced to the championship game with a 2-1 win. Comment.

Magnet upends Bayside’s plan

All that remained were contests against Queens foes Campus Magnet and August Martin. Someone, however, forgot to tell the Campus Magnet Bulldogs. Comment.

Holy Cross defeats Chaminade, 19-7

Mission accomplished for the Holy Cross football team. Comment.

Cross to take on unbeaten Kellenberg

The Holy Cross Knights, who thought they had locked up the league's No. 3 seed for the elite AAA playoffs Saturday night with a win over Chaminade, were relegated to the No. 5 slot and will have to travel for the quarterfinals. Comment.

Farrell fells CK Royals; Prep loses

Farrell jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead on two long pass plays and an interception return midway through the first half increased the lead to 21-0, all without the benefit of a long, sustained drive. Comment.

Cook ready to lead new-look Red Storm

The 6-foot-1 graduate of Christ the King High School is expected to lead the St. John's Red Storm this season, a team with more newcomers than returning players and only one senior in the bunch. But less than two weeks before the team's opening game against perennial powerhouse Kentucky, Cook and the brethren were all about optimism. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: What lies ahead for St. John’s?

Monday I attended the Red Storm's media day, hoping to catch a glimpse of the new team in red and white, a team so drastically different from last year's as to boggle the mind, yet a team many experts are expecting a lot from. Comment.

St. John’s women hoping to overcome key losses

Estep was looking forward to returning nine players from a team that went 11-18 (5-11 in the Big East) and bringing in her first recruiting class, which included Shemika Stevens, one of the top point guards in New York City who filled a huge void for the Red Storm. Comment.

The Civic Scene: New law spurs traffic at LaGuardia Airport

The problem is contradictory to the recent action of the New York City Congressional delegation which preserved until 2007 the high density rule, limiting the number of large jets. It seems that there had been pressure to add more large-jet flights to airports in many large cities, but representatives from around the country had banded together to preserve this high density rule. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighhor: Kids who like theater don’t have to hide

That was a new one to me. Since our conversation, however, I have read about TADA!, and, as usual, my sister was right. Now announcing their 17th season, I can't figure out how I missed knowing about it before. Comment.

Our History: Hand-woven Oriental rugs have long history

The art of carpet weaving in the mountain regions of the east, the area from Turkey through what was Persia, central Asia, and China where the hair of sheep, camels and goats grow long and fine, as an art reached its height in the 16th century. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: Nov. 7: A very important day - use it wisely

For our democratic form of government, you can't have one without the other. A crucial national, state, and local election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Many people will be in the voting booth that day eager to be heard. Comment.

Editorial: Keep Wendy’s trial here

There is no question that this brutal and senseless murder has shocked the people of this borough more than any crime in recent memory. It will not be easy to find jurors who have not heard a great deal about this case. Even those people who make a point of not paying attention to the news will be familiar with the story. It is also true that the killing of five innocent people has struck a collective nerve. We all feel a little more vulnerable. We all felt a pain for the families of the victims. Comment.

Police Blotter: 87-year-old man hurt in Bayside truck mishap

The 46-year-old truck driver, who was not identified, was driving west on 32nd Avenue, when he said the steering wheel of the truck, owned by Viccari Construction Inc. of Whitestone, tightened and became hard to turn. The truck plowed into the parked cars about 9:30 a.m. Comment.

Recent Real Estate Listings

Bayside, 224-24 Union Turnpike, Coo Hi-Rise. $37,000, Bath 1, Construction-Brick, M/Mnt. $295 Comment.

Wedding photographer caters, supplies flowers

Martial Henrys, who owns L'image photography studio at 231-03 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, said his goal is to preserve the day forever on film, but unlike many other photographers, he can help the bride and groom with the tuxedo, limousine, flowers, invitations and the food. Comment.

Maloney raised nearly $1M for campaign: FEC

Maloney, who on Jan. 1, 1999 had a beginning cash balance of $187,084, had raised a total of $931,383 and had spent $534,693, leaving her with $599,659 as of Aug. 23, 2000, her campaign finance reports filed with the FEC showed. Comment.

Men guilty in Queens heroin sale

The pair could face life in prison, his office said. Comment.

Crowley spends $425K in race for re-election

Rose Robles Birtley, running on the Republican ticket, Christea Garafalia on the Right to Life ticket, Robert Hurley, on the Conservative Party ticket and Paul Gilman of the Green Party are also vying for the seat. Comment.

Nolan raises $146,450 for assembly campaign

The 37th Assembly District covers Ridgewood, Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City and parts of Astoria. Comment.

SB 24 still looking for new leader

Quinn twice has been reinstated by the city's schools chancellor after being voted out by the board on two separate occasions. Comment.

Squatter gets new trial in fatal ‘95 Jamaica fire

Edwin Smith, 40, originally from St. Albans, was found guilty of murder in the second degree for setting the fire and was sentenced to 17 years to life in prison. Comment.

Maltese spends $11K in campaign funds on car

Required documents filed with the state Board of Elections list the contributions to Maltese's campaign from January 1999 to Oct. 6, 2000 as totaling $130,608, and expenditures totaling $97,606.44. He used $11,794.45 from his campaign coffers for an automobile, whose make and model were not specified in the filings. Comment.

LI man sentenced in Forest Hills murder

"The defendant's crime of opportunity took the life of a man whose loss is mourned by his wife, two sons, twin brother and sister," Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement. Comment.

Russian Jewish center honors Morton Povman

"I felt a little bit like 'Fiddler on the Roof,'" Povman said afterward. "They started playing this music and it was a spontaneous dance." Comment.

Scarborough raises $28,168 for race

A spokesman for the Board of Elections said candidates' campaign finances disclosure forms had to be postmarked by Friday, Oct. 27, and would not say whether or not Scarborough's were considered late. Scarborough told the Times-Ledger this week that his financial reports were sent out on time. Comment.

New trial granted for homeless man

Edwin Smith, 40, originally from St. Albans, was found guilty of murder in the second degree for setting the fire and was sentenced to 17 years to life in prison. Comment.

Meeks touts technology plan to bridge digital divide

The nationwide program will identify community-based organizations such as libraries, schools and non-profit groups that can help alleviate the digital gap by training people who lack computer skills in geographic areas that have been left behind. Comment.

Hollis man dies after robbery

Youius Lafalouse, 52, died on the operating table at 4:24 a.m. at North Shore University Hospital two hours after he was shot once in the stomach and once in the leg by one of the four unidentified gunmen, who robbed 10 patrons at the social club under La Belle Creole barber shop at 227-09 Linden Blvd., said Sgt. Brian Burke, a Police Department spokesman. Comment.

Celestine Miller indicted in SB29 bid-rigging scam

Fourteen corporations alleged owned or controlled by three of the defendants were also indicted, the DA said. Comment.

Savoy at Little Neck touted at opening

The Savoy at Little Neck has converted the property to a world-class assisted living complex for seniors. Assisted-living facilities provide housing for elderly residents who are not completely independent and rely on some medical or community care to function. Comment.

Scarborough raises $28,168 for re-election

A spokesman for the Board of Elections said candidates' campaign finances disclosure forms had to be postmarked by Friday, Oct. 27, and would not say whether or not Scarborough's were considered late. Scarborough told the Times-Ledger this week that his financial reports were sent out on time. Comment.

NE Queens Jewish council gives awards

"It's so important that our voice be heard, merely by pulling a lever down," said Michael Miller, executive vice president of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New York. "That is our responsibility as Americans, as New Yorkers, and most importantly as Jews." Comment.

Flushing man convicted of buying, selling heroin

The pair could face life in prison, his office said. Comment.

McLaughlin raises $350K for re-election campaign

From March 1999 through October, the Flushing assemblyman, who is also president of the New York City Central Labor Council, raised $351,645 and spent $276,132.91, according to campaign finance filings with the Board of Elections. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000

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