Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000

Community Calendar Listings

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., offers free computer classes, recreational swimming, game room time, and other activities for children ages 8-18 every Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 718-961-6880. Comment.

Kids’ Space: Plays, music, dance,stories for kids in holiday season

This is KIDS' SPACE, a guide to things for children to do and see. Comment.

Performers sing to Alpine mountaintops

Lindo Meli, the veteran director of SMDG, now has another success under his belt. The large cast, including the seven children who played Captain von Trapp's family, sang their hearts out and acted with gusto. Comment.

Thanksgiving without any turkey? Why not?

Some establishments close for the day: Peking Duck (Chinese) in Forest Hills; Cooking with Jazz (Cajun) in Whitestone (No Paul Prudhomme deep fried whole turkey and pecan pie!); La Baraka (French/North African) in Little Neck). And so it goes. Comment.

Holiday guests coming? Don’t worry, it’s easy

* Don't expect a tablecloth to emerge wrinkle-free from wherever it was pushed under all the other linen. Tablecloths have nothing else to do in captivity except to develop creases, so be sure you have an iron handy. And watch out for stains, too. Uh-oh - That stain wasn't there before. Quick! Get that big casserole dish that's too heavy to move once it's in place. Then plunk it down right over the stain. And relax. Comment.

Family from Bulgaria thankful to be in U.S.

In the Elmhurst home of Nellie Lozanova and her daughter, Milla, that language is Bulgarian, their native tongue, although both are fluent in English. Comment.

Queens women to make do without Dunston

To say Dunston did it all may be an understatement. She led the team in scoring (13.5 points per game), rebounds (9.1 per game), blocks (1.5 per game) and field goal shooting (44.2 percent). But according to third-year head coach Jerry Ingenito, the Lady Knights might be a better team without Dunston. Comment.

Queensborough expecting to tower over opponents

But if those same opponents concentrate on guarding the post players, they could be in for a rude awakening because the Lady Tigers' guards can shoot. Comment.

York men hope to regain form without key players

The team, which finished with an overall log of 19-4, is back again this season to try and get back to the title game. In each of the past six seasons York has made it to championship, last bringing home the title in 1997. Comment.

Lady Cardinals in the trenches; Smith to rely on power game

This year could be another good one for Smith and her team, which, though small in numbers, is returning one of the better players in the league in sophomore guard/forward Tamara Taylor. Comment.

SJU soccer to play Madison in NCAA tourney

"It's a tough draw," said St. John's junior midfielder Jeff Matteo. "But we have to go through it. It seems like everyone has a tough draw. There's about seven teams in each bracket capable of winning it all." Comment.

College Round-up: Losing season guaranteed as St. John’s falls to Monmouth

With only a game at non-conference Iona left, St. John's (4-6, 2-6 Northeast Conference) is guaranteed to have its first sub-.500 record since 1995, when the Red Storm went 4-6. Comment.

Alzugaray lifts Cross to state crown

After anchoring a rock-solid Holy Cross defense, the senior leapt high in the air to head in Tamer Mohammed's corner kick to lift the Knights to a 1-0 overtime win over Monsignor Farrell at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. It was the second consecutive state title for Paul Gilvary's Knights. Comment.

McClancy claims ‘B’ soccer title

"I can't describe it," O'Riordan said. "Unbelievable." Comment.

Bayside earns semifinal bid over Springfield Gardens

Neither sniper disappointed, as each found the back of the net twice. But it was Tai's supporting cast that helped lead undefeated Bayside to a 5-3 win over the visiting Golden Eagles Thursday. Comment.

St. Francis advances to ‘AA’ championship

Chris Zambrano led the way for Prep in the win, carrying the ball 17 times for 105 yards and both St. Francis touchdowns. But perhaps the defining performance or lack thereof was that of Trinity's Bernard Plaia, the CHSFL's all-purpose yard leader at season's end. Comment.

QCC hosts NBC hit ‘Law and Order’

"Quiet please. We are rolling," said another as a hush came over the more than 200 people who watched as TV's "Law and Order" filmed a January episode on the Bayside campus. "Background and action." Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: Winning old hat for O’Connor

I had grown up a football junkie in northeast Queens and before I ever attended high school I knew about the St. Francis Prep football team, which seemed to win championships every year. I even wanted to play for them, a wish unfulfilled, I might add. Comment.

Falcons’ fast start can’t carry club past Lincoln

Unfortunately for the Falcons, their quick start would not be a sign of things to come, as Martin stalled and sputtered offensively in a 20-12 loss to the Railsplitters Saturday at John Dewey High School. Comment.

SJU falls to Kansas in final

But after his team upset No. 20 Kentucky last Thursday, 62-61, and then went down swinging against fourth-ranked Kansas, 82-74, the head coach knew exactly what this mostly inexperienced group will bring to the table in the 2000-2001 season: heart, determination and the ability to play with and beat the best teams in the country. Comment.

Freshman Cook shines in Garden spotlight

"Hey O, in here," said Jarvis as he pointed toward the room packed with members of the media. "You better get used to this." Comment.

Recent Real Estate Transactions

Bayside, 13-36 Bell Blvd., Coo Garden Apt., $115,000, Bed 1, Bath 1, M/Mnt. $392 Comment.

Ozone Park coffee company targets Starbucks

"We want to be No. 1 in coffee drinks," Trachenbroit says. "Starbucks has done a fantastic job. You can't knock them. But you always root for the underdog." Comment.

The Plant Doctor: If NASA can take men to the moon . . .

Financial cost aside, the tradeoff appears to be a warmer environment that may save money on heating fuel, while placing you and your family in an environment where the air is stale, often very dry and chock full of odors and gases from paints, adhesives and insulating material . Comment.

To The Point: Filming, dinners, fairs going on at the Point

As usual the Halloween pictures that Mary Ellen Rama took even made this Halloween Witch look good. Photorama will be taking holiday pictures at two different locations this month. Holiday pictures will be taken at Debbie's Plasterama, 18-19 College Point Blvd., every Wednesday in November, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Also Nov. 15, 21, 22, 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 22-38 College Point Blvd., Sunday, Nov. 19, 24, 25, 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Comment.

The Civic Scene: Community Board 8 has much to offer area

There is a lot of useful information from Community Board 8. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Election Day can help us appreciate the USA

We, in this country, are more fortunate than many, because we have a choice - we can express our personal preferences with anonymity, in the voting booth, if we so desire, or we can talk about our choices in public, without fear of government retribution. Comment.

Man kills wife in Bayside: Cops

Police said the boy stood at the second-floor window at 40-34 217th St. while his father allegedly stabbed his mother multiple times in the neck and then turned the knife on his own stomach, police said. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: Misnamed November: Moody month in history

Its name derives from Roman times. Their calendar originally started in March, and November was the ninth month (the name is from the Latin word for "nine"). Comment.

Our History: Was first Thanksgiving celebrated by pilgrims?

A pilgrim (note the lower case "p") is defined as "one who travels to a shrine out of religious motives." Pilgrimages have been a common feature of many cultures from ancient times to the present. Comment.

Editorial: Crisis in District 29

At that time, a C-37 committee that included a representative from every PTA in the district and other community leaders was formed to conduct a search for a new chancellor. The committee has submitted the names of five candidates, all of whom had more experience in running schools than the chancellor, but Levy has rejected the entire slate. He has asked the committee to reconvene and begin the interviewing process from scratch. And he has not made it clear why none of the candidates recommended to him were suitable. Comment.

Editorial: Patriotic or else

It's a nice thought. But he's wrong. Patriotism cannot be mandated by law. What is the value of flying Old Glory if the flag is only flown to avoid paying a $500 fine? It is one thing to penalize people who burn or deface the flag and quite another to force anyone to fly the flag. Comment.

Police Blotter: 41 ex-Riker’s Island inmates injured in Woodside bus crash

A bus that was delivering the ex-prisoners to their final release point at Queens Plaza was traveling westbound on Northern Boulevard at about 3:15 a.m., said Police Officer Chris Cottingham, a police spokesman. Comment.

Customers flock to Astoria health food store

His customers, who often line up outside the store at 30-11 Broadway for a chance to sample the fresh juice mixes at the juice bar, agree. Comment.

138 firefighters control blaze in Ravenswood

Firefighters blocked off traffic on 21st Street while they battled the fire, which started between the two old warehouses. One contains a bakery and has at least one other tenant, but the other warehouse is abandoned. Comment.

Woodhaven blaze guts ambulance corps HQ

The fire started in the cockloft, the space between the roof and the ceiling, said firefighter Robert Calise, a Fire Department spokesman. It was reported at 3:03 p.m. and was under control a half an hour later, but was still being investigated after being deemed suspicious, Calise said. Comment.

Please drive more carefully: CB 5

"Yesterday was a very bad day," said CB 5 district manager Gary Giordano Nov. 8. "There are overwhelming problems with the way people pilot their vehicles in this neighborhood. People are driving around like a bunch of brats and people are way out of hand with the way they drive." Comment.

City Council approves new Ridgewood school

The City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal by the School Construction Authority to build a 704-seat elementary school in the heavily populated neighborhood after a subcommittee held a hearing on the issue Monday. Comment.

Immigrant voters face confusing election ballot

Immigrant advocates said the Chinese translation of the Election Day ballots indicated the Republican column was marked "Democrat" and vice-versa, an error that may have affected Chinese-Americans voting not only for State Supreme Court justices but also for the state Assembly, state Senate and the House of Representatives. The Board of Elections confirmed their account. Comment.

Church fair draws hundreds to Woodhaven

The church, at 93-12 91st Ave. in Woodhaven, holds the fair every year on the second Saturday in November and each time the church chooses a different theme. This year it was "USA 2000." Comment.

Woodhaven blaze guts ambulance HQ

The fire started in the cockloft, the space between the roof and the ceiling, said firefighter Robert Calise, a Fire Department spokesman. It was reported at 3:03 p.m. and was under control a half an hour later, but was still being investigated after being deemed suspicious, Calise said. Comment.

Spigner fights for new public toilets

"A civilized society needs predictable restroom stops," Spigner said in an interview last week. Comment.

Animal rights activists protest Jamaica rodeo

"Say no to rodeo," the crowd chanted. "No more animal exploitation." Comment.

Pro rodeo makes debut in downtown Jamaica

More than 4,000 people packed the Queens National Guard Armory in Jamaica Friday and Saturday for the Cowboy Heritage Rodeo 2000, an event sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association. Comment.

Cornerstone placed for new Jamaica family court

Officials including Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Borough President Claire Shulman, and New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye laid the symbolic cornerstone for the court's new building several blocks away Thursday morning. Comment.

Regents scores drop at Queens high schools

According to figures released by the state Department of Education last week, about 81 percent of Queens' high school students passed this year's English Regents exam, compared to 77 percent of high school students across the five boroughs. Last year about 86 percent of Queens' high school students passed the English Regents with a score of 55 or higher. Comment.

New SB 29 member vows to ease tension

Afuwah was the second person appointed to replace the Rev. Dorothy Swaggert, who had resigned earlier in the year after Schools Chancellor Harold Levy suspended the school board. Anna Thompson, a longtime district resident, was originally elected to the school board, but less than a week after being appointed she submitted her resignation. Comment.

District 29 to consider academies

At a special public hearing last Thursday night at PS 134 at 109th Avenue and 203rd Street in Hollis, District Administrator Michael Johnson and representatives of the district's five middle schools unveiled a plan to divide the schools up into a total of 15 different academies - three in each of the district's five schools. Comment.

PS 115 set for 50th anniversary party

Did you figure he would wind up in jail or live in a box on a street corner? Comment.

Veterans honored in ceremony

Hundreds packed into the Our Lady of Victory Church in Floral Park, just over the Nassau County border, to pay their respects to the nation's fallen war veterans. Comment.

21 firefighters hurt in fire at Flushing apt. building

The Fire Department said it took nearly 150 firefighters one hour to bring the blaze at 140-30 Ash Ave. under control. None of the tenants were injured, but 21 firefighters suffered minor injuries, all of whom were treated at the scene, said Jerard Allas, a department spokesman. Comment.

City cop protected Flushing brothel: Feds

According to a complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District, Sgt. Jay Zhao moonlighted with two other city police officers as security guards at the nightclub, Chun Du, dividing up $5,000 a month in payments for protection. Comment.

Onorato’s win boosted by labor groups

Onorato, 72, who ran against newcomer Republican Katina Kiourkenidis, spent just $9,610, leaving him with a balance of $73,845, according to the campaign finance documents. Comment.

Assembly final tally: Queens Democrats prevail

In Assembly District 24, which covers northeastern Queens, Mark Weprin (D-Bayside) will serve his third term after defeating Republican Philip Sica with 26,191 votes, or 72 percent of the vote. Sica received 10,320 votes, or 28 percent of the vote. Comment.

FAA unveils plan to curb LGA flights

The FAA announcement of its decision to curb the worsening congestion at LaGuardia came as anti-noise activists complained anew, with one appealing to local and federal officials to "restore to us the tranquil quality of life we once enjoyed." Comment.

College Pt. park set to be rebuilt

The vote was 34-0. Comment.

QCC first CUNY school to try Internet registration

Administrators at Queensborough Community College in Bayside are hoping that a few clicks of the computer mouse will make registering for classes at the school a breeze. Comment.

Pols decry ‘erroneous’ handout

The anonymous flier - titled "What you may not have been told about the Long Island Expressway-HOV project" - accuses state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose), Community Board 11 Chairman Bernard Haber, and the Douglaston Civic Association of "an active and concerted effort to misinform" people about the project. Comment.

Pols plan memorial for city DEP worker

Christopher Postiglione, 30, was hit by a car traveling eastbound on Horace Harding Expressway on Jan. 11, 1999 while working for the city DEP. Postiglione, who was taken to New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, died ten days later from his injuries. Comment.

Padavan, Stavisky win big: Final results

Altogether, Queens residents voted in seven state senatorial elections, many of which featured incumbents competing against newcomers. In all of these races, incumbents in fact effortlessly staved off challenges from their contenders. Comment.

Queens Dems praise Hillary’s campaign

Clinton got 349,999 votes, or 69 percent of the vote in Queens, according to unofficial results. Lazio received 149,905 votes, or 30 percent of the votes cast in Queens. Comment.

Queens opposes scrapping of Electoral College

A week after the Nov. 7 election for president, no clear winner had been determined, with the race coming down to a recount of votes in Florida. Florida represents the critical 25 electoral votes, which should decide who wins the White House. Comment.

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