Thursday, April 26, 2001

Jamaica Center’s new exhibit anything but ordinary

"Artexts," a new exhibit at the Jamaica Center for Arts and learning, features 23 artists who use text - at points it seems like a kind of automatic writing- and symbols in their work. Comment.

St. John’s Red Storm lands junior college star

Tallahassee Community College basketball star Marcus Hatten has given his verbal commitment to St. John's University, the Tallahassee Democrat reported Thursday, ending months of speculation as to whether the Red Storm would land one of the most sought-after junior college players in the nation. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: Williams lights up Wheelchair

It was a surprise to me that Ryan Williams was playing in the Wheelchair Classic this past week. The 18-year-old former Cardozo High School basketball star had fallen off my radar since he left the Bayside school last year, bound for Redemption Christian, a prep school in upstate Troy. Comment.

Queens loses two at Wheelchair Classic

Smith, a senior out of Amityville High School, was not at his best Thursday night at St. John’s University, playing for the Queens All-Stars in the... Comment.

School kids create LIC exhibit on the civil rights movement

The 1950s and early '60s often evoke images of drive-ins, high school proms, Elvis, post-war affluence. Comment.

Newtown tops Bryant in battle of unbeatens, 3-0

Both teams headed into the game undefeated, with league records of 4-0 [Newtown] and 5-0 [Bryant]. A... Comment.

College Round-up: Reid helps Red Storm avoid sweep to Seton Hall

The St. John’s Red Storm pitcher Joe Reid tossed a complete game Sunday against Seton Hall, leading the team to an 8-4 win and helping prevent a series sweep by the Pirates. Comment.

Forest Hills pounds out 17 runs against RFK

On the strength of a bases-clearing double by... Comment.

Bayside Little League: Hatton’s Funeral Home wins three straight

Hatton’s Funeral Home 14, Bayside Milk Farm 8. Robert Goger came through with clutch pitching and John Dudolsky supplied timely hitting for Hatton in their win. Nicole Carroll had a triple and three RBIs and Vinny Diasparra had an RBI to rally Bayside Milk Farm with a seven-run sixth inning. Comment.

Bayside Commodores rout Campus Magnet Bulldogs

The Commodores were led by the stellar pitching of starter Kim Hattan, who went the distance, allowing just two hits while striking out... Comment.

Draft in the offing for former Molloy star

“I want to make it to the big leagues.” Comment.

Dwarf Giraffe Roller Hockey: Jesse Halpern skates to two wins in Minors

Jesse Halpern Skate & Tennis Shop 8, ReMax Universal 2. Leading the way for Jesse Halpern was Alex Palazzolo scoring his first goal and assisting on three others. Evan Katz scored his first two goals of the season. Albert Markopolous also scored a goal. Dimitrios Savva made some beautiful passes, recording 3three assists and Nicholas Natsiolaris was great on the defensive end. For ReMax, rookie coach Dominick Favalora was pleased with first-time goalie Eric Tully. Goals were scored by Jeffrey Johnston, with an assist from Joseph Tully, and by Melan Comment.

Queen of Peace PeeWees top St. Margaret’s, St. Kevin’s

The Queen of Peace PeeWee team defeated St. Margaret’s, 8-0, for its second shutout in as many games. Doug Hurtares was sparkling on the mound, as he hurled a complete-game shutout and yielded only two harmless singles, while striking out 11 hitters. Nicholas Melidosian, Joey Solimando and David Leavy led the hitting assault by combining for five extra base hits and five RBIs. Comment.

St. Luke’s opens season wih win over Our Lady of Hope

On opening day against Our Lady of Hope, Big Blue came... Comment.

Editorial: Recreating Willets Point

Ten years ago, almost no one believed that Times Square could be transformed from sleazy hangout for pimps and drug dealers to a pulsating tourist Mecca. They were wrong. Thanks to Mayor Giuliani, 42nd Street has been reborn. Once again all New Yorkers can be proud to take visitors to the crossroads of the world. Comment.

Editorial: Blame the WWF

In a tragedy that staggers the imagination, a 14-year-old Queens Village boy has been accused of killing his 10-year-old stepbrother amid reports that he was imitating a professional wrestling move. Prosecutors contend the 10-year-old passed out when his older stepbrother put him in a bear hug. The two brothers loved professional wrestling and were big fans of the WWF. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: We all could benefit from a little driver’s ed

A Queens man left his car running while he ran into a store to buy a can of soda. When he returned the car was gone. A few months later, he was riding down Northern Boulevard with his son. He stopped for a red light beside a car similar to his stolen one. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Manhattan school turns food into art

The day before Halloween last year, an announcement on Radio WOR-710 invited the audience and friends to attend an Open House the following day at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan. The party was to include a demonstration and an opportunity to taste food prepared by students at a buffet — all free It sounded intriguing! I love good food and learning new things. Since I am the family’s present chef, I would have been interested in attending had there not been a meeting already scheduled for that date and time. Comment.

The Civic Scene: $$ generated in parks should stay in parks

A group of activists from groups concerned with the health of the parks in Queens have been meeting at the Queens Parks Headquarters in The Overlook in Forest Park. Similar groups have been meeting in the other boroughs. In Brooklyn they have made a presentation to the Brooklyn delegate of the City Council. A Bronx group is working on writing a parks "Bill of Rights" that will list the minimum standard of resources that should be available in every park. Comment.

Brooklyn man accused of Richmond Hill killings

Officials believe the two victims were murdered in what... Comment.

To The Point: Time, money needed for Point worthy causes

I hope that all those colored eggs have been enjoyed by family and friends and that the bunny is taking a nap after all his work. It certainly was sad that the Washington, D.C. egg hunt was called... Comment.

Bayside pizzeria celebrates 20th anniversary

“Pete’s Pizza is kind of famous,” he said with a laugh on a recent spring morning about the business he has co-owned with his cousin and friend, Thomas... Comment.

Beep wants to remain in city gov’t

In a wide-ranging interview with the TimesLedger last Thursday, Shulman said... Comment.

Recent real estate transactions

Bayside, 201-12 17 Ave., Single Family Detached, $399,000, Bed 3, Bath 1, Halfbath 1, Construction-Stucco, Basement-Full, Lot Size: 50 x 100, Taxes $1,416 Comment.

Steinway Street fair draws young and old

Toddlers and seniors and everyone in between passed along Steinway between 28th and 34th... Comment.

Father, son saved from house fire

The two-alarm blaze engulfed the two-story house at 41-32 66th St. shortly before 8 a.m.... Comment.

Kids selected in charter-school lottery

“The lottery has to be fair and open to everybody,” Buonasora... Comment.

Park to offer respite on Queens Blvd.

Public officials joined city Parks Commissioner Henry Stern last... Comment.

Immigrants push growth in Forest Hills population

Much of the increase can be attributed to the Asian and Hispanic communities, which have been... Comment.

Juniper Park Civic to honor former 104th captain

The association will also honor City... Comment.

Habitat volunteers raise homes in Jamaica

Dozens of community volunteers and... Comment.

Hevesi joins survivors to remember Holocaust

The service was held at the center, which was founded in... Comment.

Queens Village begins orbiting in cyberspace

“I am trying to teach him a little something so he’ll be on board... Comment.

Riders rally against change in bus stops

St. Albans resident Markisha Beckford launched a one-woman campaign in February when the bus stop... Comment.

SB 29 to decide on search for superintendent

The board, which represents the school district stretching from Bellerose to St. Albans and Queens Village to... Comment.

Pataki supports diverting LGA flights to JFK: Beep

Queens Borough President Claire Shulman said Gov. George Pataki favors diverting some flights from overburdened LaGuardia Airport to Kennedy Airport, which Shulman said she would support in exchange for his backing a one-seat AirTrain ride to Manhattan. Comment.

Livery cab driver shot to death in Jamaica

A little less than 36 hours after a livery cab driver was shot to death in Jamaica Saturday night, another driver was fatally stabbed in the Bronx and a Ridgewood driver was cut with a knife in a rash of attacks that ended a nearly yearlong respite in livery murders. Comment.

Kew Gardens Hills retail fixture packs its bags

After 20 years in the same shopping center on Union Turnpike and Main Street in Kew Garden Hills, the owners of In Cahoots — a custom picture framing and art gallery — packed their posters and paintings and moved to the end of the borough in New Hyde Park. Comment.

Flores-Vazquez explains questionable fund-raising

A candidate for the City Council seat in Flushing wrote a letter earlier this month seeking contributions to a private group’s fund-raiser, which has sparked some concern because potential donors were given the option of making checks payable to her political campaign. Comment.

Bellerose art store supplies Queens artists

Since the early 1970s, the flagship store of the 10-store nationwide chain at 248-12 Union Turnpike has been the only... Comment.

Wendy’s defendant faces more charges

The Queens district attorney has filed a supplemental indictment against John Taylor, one of two Queens men originally charged in the murders last spring of five workers and the wounding of two others at a Wendy’s restaurant in Flushing, a spokeswoman for his office said. Comment.

Ackerman says no to Totten mercury analysis

Not so fast — that’s what U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) had to say to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week when the group gave him a report on mercury contamination at Fort Totten in Bayside without outlining its potential danger to human health. Comment.

Board of Ed rep gets support from Queens parents

Queens parents showed strong support for Terri Thomson this week, blasting Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Borough President Claire Shulman for asking the Board of Education’s Queens member to leave her post after she failed to vote for the mayor’s choice for board president. Comment.

Whitestone changes little since 1990 census

The two-story brick colonial church, awash... Comment.

Commuters protest G-line cuts

The Metropolitan Transportation... Comment.

Court allows work on LIC generators

The New York Power Authority can move ahead with construction on a Long Island City power plant until late June or early July, a Brooklyn appellate court has ruled, meaning the two generators might begin operating by NYPA’s self-imposed June 1 deadline. Comment.

Borough-wide parent meet scheduled

School leadership teams were the... Comment.

Queens LIRR stations neglected, unsafe: Hevesi

Hevesi’s annual audit report said the LIRR had carried out some repairs recently,... Comment.

Queens bus lines cannot handle ridership: Report

Overall, the gap between the huge... Comment.

Stabile collects $155K toward boro prez race

Now that City Councilman Mike Abel (R-Bayside) has dropped out of the Queens borough president’s race, City Councilman Alphonso Stabile (R-Ozone Park) is the only Republican left in the dwindling crowd of hopefuls to succeed Claire Shulman, who cannot seek re-election due to term limits. Comment.

Vallone tells Queens why he should be mayor

During a recent sitdown with reporters from Queens’ weekly newspapers, Vallone said... Comment.

Restoration in store for Whitestone Bridge

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has approved a capital improvement proposal to refurbish the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge in which the trusses will be removed and the deck will be recast in a material that is lighter than the traditionally used concrete. Comment.

Queens Village mom, 82, got her 130 kids to vote

The Queens Village resident, who has been voting since her 18th birthday 64 years ago, does not vote along party lines. She votes for the people... Comment.

Rival Dem clubs attempt to mend feud in Astoria

One man began sharing memories of Vallone’s father, City Council Speaker Peter... Comment.

LaGuardia restaurants get top marks in contest

LaGuardia’s Central Terminal Building took first place for Food and Beverage Programs at Large Airports in the Airports... Comment.

Maltese says ‘Sopranos’ feeds Italian stereotype

“It’s romanticizing mobsters,” Maltese said. “We saw the same thing with ‘The... Comment.

DePhillips Sports Mets win Pony League opener, 5-4

DePhillips Sports Mets 5, Exxon at Baybridge Devil Rays 4. The Mets edged the Rays 5-4 in the Pony League opener behind a complete game by Jonathan Blader. Matt DeMatteis hit a home run and Thomas Hubany made some great infield plays. Brandon Kopcienski threw out a runner and Andrew and Chris Pagnozzi were solid in the outfield. For the Rays, Ricky Honya pitched a solid game and hit a three-run home run. Peter Kim, Jason Waters and Adam Greenfield anchored the defense. Comment.

Fake doctor’s office closed in Corona: DA

Police arrested 21a Galarza, 49, of 153-23... Comment.

150 boro immigrants become U.S. citizens

“I’m so proud,” said the child, Walid Daheur, whose mother, Narima, was among 150 recent... Comment.

JEHLL opens season with parade, games

The Jamaica Estates-Holliswood Little League opened its spring season Saturday, April 21, with a festive parade along Union Turnpike, Francis Lewis Boulevard and into the Cunningham Park ball fields. Bagpipers from Archbishop Molloy High School led hundreds of Little Leaguers in new major league uniforms, their families and friends. Comment.

Police Blotter: Richmond Hill man cut off finger to win woman: Cops

Swinder Singh, of 89-34 129th St. in Richmond Hill, filed a... Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

Auditions for the Comedy Room Service will be held on Mon., May 14 and May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Chruch of Whitestone, 15-43 149 St., Whitestone. 718-391-8697. Comment.

Going to ‘Out of Order’ quite definitely in order

Theatre a la Carte has a hit with its Spring 2001 presentation of "Out of Order," a laugh-a-minute farce by English playwright Ray Cooney. The British locale is changed to the Plaza Hotel, with a New York State senator, who is planning an extra-marital rendezvous with one of Mayor Giuliani's secretaries, Jane Worthy. Comment.

Thalia offers play of love, seduction, pickpockets

"La Gran Via," a new play at the Thalia Spanish Theatre, has all the trappings of a Broadway musical, with Spanish flair. Comment.

L.I. theater right place for tribute to Sid Caesar

Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" is presented, fittingly enough, at the new Sid Caesar Dinner Theater at the Huntington Townhouse. The comedy pays homage to "Your Show of Shows," which the namesake of the theater, the now 78-year-old comedian and writer, brought to the early days of television, paving the way for TV sketch comedy. Comment.

Community Calendar Listings

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., offers free computer ., 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.

Monday, April 23, 2001

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