Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000

Few hear Creedmoor school plan

Most of the nine people who attended the meeting at the Bayside high school Nov. 22 were angered that the communities affected by the new schools were not better informed about the meeting. They also contended the 3:30 p.m. meeting time in a neighborhood removed from the affected communities was a ploy by the SCA to minimize public input on the project. Comment.

Dining Out: A touch of India

MILAN PALACE Comment.

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.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

Auditions for the Parkside Players' winter production, "Veronica's Room," a thriller by Ira Levin, are at 8 p.m. Thurs. and Fri., Dec. 7 and 8, and Mon. Dec. 11 at Grace L utheran Church, 71st Road and Union Turnpike in Forest Hills. The play calls for two men, one in his 30s and the other older, and two women, one in her 20s and the other older. Performance dates are in February and March. 718-454-6190. Comment.

Kids’ Space: Celebrate the holidays, hear stories, see ‘Horrors’

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

‘Twilight of the Golds’ asks probing questions

In the tiny theater, seating about 50 people, the play "Twilight of the Golds" was presented by an experienced, quite talented group of actors and actresses. The finely written play is by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Risa Morimoto, a renowned filmmaker making her theatrical debut. The play had considerable success on Broadway and was first presented at the Pasadena Playhouse in California. Comment.

Parkside Players feed plant well

It is a light-hearted musical about a total eclipse turning a sickly, exotic plant in a New York City flower shop in a run-down neighborhood into a man-eating piece of vegetation constantly demanding, "Feed me!" Comment.

Thalia presents ‘essence’ of Spanish dance, music

Now at the theater in Sunnyside is "Encuentro Flamenco" (Flamenco Encounter) by the Andrea Del Conte Danza Espana. Comment.

QC theater, music students do full justice to ‘Carousel’

Theater and music students of Queens College evidently were up to the task when they presented Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel" this month at the school's Goldstein Theatre, under the direction of theater veteran Charles Repole. Comment.

Renewal through art

But the last thing they'd probably think is that the person they see crunched up under a tattered blanket or sitting against a building holding a cardboard sign with a scrawled plea for money might be an artist. Comment.

Virginia ousts SJU soccer from NCAA tourney

The Cavaliers advance to the quarterfinals to take on Creighton, 3-0 winners over San Diego, while the St. John's season ends at 14-5-2. Comment.

College Round-up: Robinson scores 24 as St. Peter’s falls to Seton Hall

Former Cardozo standout Melvin Robinson scored a season-high 24 points on 11-of-18 shooting in St. Peter's 104-85 loss to No. 10 Seton Hall Monday night. The 6-foot-5 sophomore forward added five rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes for the Peacocks. Comment.

Purple Eagles shot down by Red Storm, 92-59

The Red Storm team that took the floor last weekend to face Niagara looked more like a well-oiled machine than the young, inexperienced group the club actually is. Despite a slight hiccup late in the first half, St. John's - now ranked No. 21 in the Coaches Poll - rolled to its third win of the year, a 92-59 trouncing of the Purple Eagles. Comment.

A Royal coming out party for Cardozo’s Ivey

Two days earlier, his same son, the one who was hardly recruited to play Division I basketball when he graduated from Cardozo High School two years ago, scored 11 points against the Duke Blue Devils, currently the No. 1 team in the country. Comment.

Rodgers to lead Stanners in ‘A’ Division

Richie Rodgers' team instead has moved up to the 'A' division this year along with Christ the King and St. Edmund's. Holy Cross moved from the 'AA' division, where it struggled for the past two years, into the 'A' division to join St. Joseph by the Sea, Kellenberg and Mount St. Michael to assemble what should be a very competitive division. Comment.

Molloy leads competitive CHSAA

But there is parity, in some form, in a league described by some as the best and most competitive in the country. Comment.

Christ the King looking for 12th straight crown

But Mackey and his players persevered. Despite some bumps along the way, including the team's first league loss since 1984, the Royals captured the school's 11th consecutive New York State Class A Federation championship. Comment.

Cardozo leads depleted Queens hoop teams

Darryl Hill, a 5-foot-10 senior, continues in a long line of great Cardozo point guards, which includes Brian Woodward, Duane Woodward and Rafer Alston. Cardozo head coach Ron Naclerio said Hill is one of the top players in the borough and the city's premier point guard, but the Judges' problem will be finding someone other than Hill to step up. Comment.

Lewis aims at return to Madison Square Garden

Three years later, the Patriots have their coach back as Eisenberg was reinstated last April and with a team that is eight or nine players deep, Francis Lewis again has a great chance to return to the World's Most Famous Arena. Comment.

Coach returns to the bench

But the game looked like any other. There was no pomp and circumstance, no tear-filled welcome back. Even Eisenberg's name was inadvertently left out of the pregame introductions. In many ways, it was like any other season opener. But in so many other ways, it meant so much more. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: Borough hoops look wide open

Perhaps the best player in the borough is Molloy's Wendell Gibson, who is already signed to attend Hofstra next year. Though it made the NCAA last year and might again this season, Hofstra is hardly big time basketball on par with the Dukes, Michigan States and Kansases of the world. Comment.

State Sen. Maltese honors Queens vets

More than 60 World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans cheered each other on as if it were a high school commencement ceremony while Maltese presented them with the New York State Conspicuous Service Award and the New York State Merit Award. Comment.

The Plant Doctor: Feel winter depression? Try indoor herb garden

I think the pre-season winter depression is finally settling in. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: People really can live together in harmony

It matters not at all to me, the color of your skin Comment.

Berger’s Burg: Sadness, joy mark vacation visit to Hawaii

A - Akahai (Kindness and tenderness). Comment.

Editorials: Mr. Levy, are you listening?

Mr. Levy will make a big mistake if he ignores this letter and continues to patronize the district. What strikes us about the letter is that the board members are not advocating for any one of the candidates that they have offered for Mr. Levy's consideration. The candidates forwarded to Chancellor Levy were selected by the Level One C-37 Committee made up of educators, community leaders and PTA parents. From all appearances, the committee and the board carefully followed the regulations set by the Board of Education. Comment.

Police Blotter: 20-year-old man robbed by gunmen in Richmond Hill

Although police were still unclear about the relationship, if any, between the victim and the men arrested, a police spokeswoman, Carmen Melendez, said that six men forced their way into 91-19 130th St. Monday and robbed a 20-year-old man at gunpoint. Comment.

LIC man kills sibling in apt.: DA

Anthony Bacon, 23, was charged with manslaughter in the first and second degrees, and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree in the killing of his older brother Albert, 27, said a spokeswoman for the Queens district attorney's office. Comment.

MoMA moves step closer to expansion in Queens

The City Council Subcommittee on Zoning & Franchises at a hearing Monday chaired by Councilman Walter McCaffrey (D-Woodside) unanimously approved a resolution to allow MoMA to proceed with its major expansion plans that include use of PS 1 in Long Island City and the former Swingline Staples building. Comment.

Astoria rape suspect arrested in city

Frederick Monroe, 35, was sought after the police identified him from DNA samples taken at the scene of the first two rapes, Inspector Michael Collins had said earlier this month. Comment.

Glendale center offers help for abused elderly

Coordinators from the Queens Multi-Service Center at 76-01 Myrtle Ave. in Glendale have launched an innovative program to offer support for victims whose cries for help often go unheard. Comment.

Man injured in Woodhaven house fire

The first fire, reported at 4:47 p.m. Thursday, started in a second-floor bedroom at 88-03 97th Ave., in Woodhaven, the officials said. It took more than 50 firefighters nearly 20 minutes to bring the fire under control, the officials said. Comment.

Bikers get ready to roar in 20th annual toy drive

The Independent Bikers Queens are getting ready to set out on their 20th annual Toys for Tots run Sunday. The bikers will gather at their traditional starting point at Hillside and Myrtle avenues in Richmond Hill at 1 p.m. and weave their way through Queens streets to the Bernard Fineson Developmental Center at the corner of Crossbay Boulevard and the Belt Parkway. Comment.

Authorities dismantle $1M auto-theft ring

At a news conference Nov. 22 announcing the indictment, Queens DA Richard Brown, New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik and New York State Superintendent of Insurance Neil Levin, said 17 members of the ring were arrested after investigators using wire taps listened to them making deals. Comment.

Long Island City to get new gas turbines

In an Oct. 12 letter to the NYPA, the state Department of Public Health cited an urgent need for at least 315 more megawatts a day of additional generating power in the city to ensure its capacity requirement. But two months ago the NYPA's purchase of the generators from General Electric Packaged Power Inc. irked some local community leaders who said the NYPA did not do enough to notify them of its plans. Comment.

Parents outraged after 4 kids molested at PS 89

Parents accused officials of lax security and failing to safeguard their children five days after a student was approached by a man inside the school in an encounter that was not reported to authorities. Comment.

Rosedale residents help disadvantaged neighbors

But more than two dozen Rosedale residents spent the Tuesday evening at the Cornucopia Society Food Pantry building on Brookville Boulevard distributing last-minute Thanksgiving items. The volunteers tried to keep their fingers warm in the unheated building, while residents from Rosedale, Laurelton and Springfield Gardens who have felt the economic pinch took advantage of the help filling their food cupboard. Comment.

School bus driver arrested in fatal hit-and-run: Cops

Soccoro Mercado, 50, was struck by the mini-school bus at about 8:30 a.m. Nov. 20 on 85th Avenue and 164th Street, three blocks from her home at 85-36 161st St., said John Buthorn, a police spokesman. Mercado was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, Buthorn said. Comment.

Civics fear JFK cargo warehouse

More than 100 residents representing five civic associations met with city officials Nov. 21 at the St. Peter's Lutheran Church, where they expressed fears about increased, traffic, pollution and flooding. Comment.

Rail spur will offer relief on crowded E, F trains

It took $645 million and more than six years to complete the 1,500-foot tunnel addition between the 21st Street-Queensbridge station in Long Island City and the E and F lines at a point west of the Queens Plaza Station. Comment.

Levy to meet with District 29 parents

Margie Feinberg, a spokeswoman for the city Board of Education, confirmed Levy's visit to the troubled school district. She said Levy will meet with the C-37 committee and then hold a public meeting at IS 192 at 109-89 204th St. in St. Albans. Comment.

Mom smothers Bellaire girl: DA

Rosemary Zephirin was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child, said Mary de Bourbon, a spokeswoman for the Queens district attorney's office. Comment.

Low turnout at hearing for Creedmoor schools

Most of the nine people who attended the meeting at the Bayside high school Nov. 22 were angered that the communities affected by the new schools were not better informed about the meeting. They also contended the 3:30 p.m. meeting time in a neighborhood removed from the affected communities was a ploy by the SCA to minimize public input on the project. Comment.

Lover, 53, poisons her mate: DA

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said that during the past year Ann Perry, 53, of Bayshore, allegedly administered to her boyfriend, Rudy Wolmart, doses of thallium, a drug found in insecticides, after learning he was seeing another woman. Wolmart and Perry were driving in Queens June 24 when Wolmart passed out, Brown said, and was taken to Flushing hospital, where he died four days later. Comment.

Bay Terrace students visit great outdoors

Last week many of the fourth- and fifth-graders returned from the annual pilgrimage to the YMCA's Greenkill Outdoor Environmental Center in upstate Huguenot, marking the 12th year PS 169 has given kids a chance at a unique "academic vacation." Comment.

Three men plead not guilty in Flushing robberies

Law enforcement officials said the stores were owned by Asian Americans. Comment.

Queens to US: Patience in picking president

A Times-Ledger spot check of the heavily Democratic borough found many Queens residents believe all the votes in Florida should be recounted, but they would support GOP candidate Bush if in the final analysis he is elected president. Comment.

Flushing preps for lunar new year

At a news conference Nov. 22, officials of Community Board 7, the Flushing Chamber of Commerce and Business Association, the Flushing Chinese Business Association and the Korean American Association of Flushing announced the formation of the Lunar New Year Committee Festival 2001 to organize the Jan. 27 parade. Comment.

Little Neck, Douglaston area supermarket closes

A manager at the Edwards store who did not give her name said the supermarket - about a mile from the Nassau County line - was slated to close Dec. 9. The only other major supermarket in Little Neck/Douglaston area was a Grand Union on the corner of Marathon Parkway and Northern Boulevard, which closed in October. Comment.

Memorial unveiled for DEP worker

Christopher Postiglione, 30, was struck 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 10 days later from his injuries. Comment.

Restaurant hid $$ from city: Audit

Hevesi on Tuesday urged the city Parks Department not to renew its lease with Douglaston Manor, which operates as a city concessionaire. Comment.

Schumer pitches new ideas for flight reduction at LGA

"It's worse this year than it has ever been before," said Schumer during a morning news conference at the airport. "You look around this terminal, you should see smiles. Instead you see faces of frustration and anger." Comment.

Shoppers ring in holidays

"I've been here since 4:30," Bauer said. "We opened at 5 in the morning. The line was all the way back to the Barnes and Noble. Forget about it." Comment.

Change is good - especially at Eye Supply

"It's definitely like a family here," Rose Grieco, a manager at the store, said as the bright afternoon sun lit up the room. "It can be a lot of fun." Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000

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