Friday, Sept. 14, 2001

World Trade Center memorials and vigils slated for Queens

World Trade Center memorials and vigils slated for Queens include. Comment.

Ozone Park man among missing at World Trade Center

A young cricket lover from Ozone Park who has represented the United States national team was among those missing after Tuesday's terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001

York professor takes another flight of fancy

A board game between God and the Devil to decide the fate of students on a college campus in upstate New York, monitored by a sentient creature whose mass-less, shapeless blob is invisible to all. A grandmother of the Devil, who is infatuated with Vlad the Impaler. A talking necklace pendant inhabited by the soul of its deceased owner. Comment.

Qspective: Jeepers! This film is awful!

“Jeepers Creepers” starts off mildly promising, but quickly nose-dives into a pit of monster-movie clichés. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: I waited nine months for this?

I was tempted to write this column yesterday after watching my beloved Jets lose their opening game of the 2001 season. But, alas, the pain was too great for me to put into words my utter disappointment and rage. Hopefully now I can fully articulate how angry I am. Comment.

Holy Cross tops St. Francis Prep in classic

Holy Cross and St. Francis Prep entered yet another classic football game into their storied rivalry Saturday, when the two neighboring programs hooked up to open the 2001 high school season at the Bayside High School Athletic Field. Comment.

Martin Falcons shot down by Canarsie Chiefs

It was an early exam day at August Martin. Comment.

Holy Cross gunning at repeat of city crown

The Holy Cross varsity soccer team seemed ready to relinquish its stranglehold on the Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan last year, losing twice to Archbishop Molloy during the regular season and allowing the Stanners to take the title they had held for the better part of a decade. Comment.

Christ the King returns with revitalized soccer program

Steve Karaduzovic took over as head coach of the Christ the King varsity soccer team last season, with the hopes of rebuilding a program that all but evaporated four years before due to lack of student interest and school support. Comment.

St. Francis girls struggle to scoreless tie with Sacred Heart

There were no tears or cries of disappointment from the St. Francis Prep girls soccer team when their game against Sacred Heart was stopped with five minutes left in the second half because of lightning in the vicinity. Comment.

Barrett steps back into ring to fight Davis

After two canceled bouts against John Sargeant, Queens boxer Monte Barrett will finally return to the ring. The 30-year-old from South Jamaica is slated to face heavyweight contender Robert Davis in the main event of an all-heavyweight card at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nev. Sept. 28. Comment.

Forest Hills ‘let her in,’ and now she is leaving

In a few weeks, I will begin an after-dark search of Austin Street for clean, empty cardboard boxes. I will stand in the infamous half-hour-minimum Forest Hills post office line to personally hand in my change of address form. I plan to enjoy one last filet mignon at Santa Fe Steak House, and fight for a place at the bar to lazily sip a frozen strawberry margarita at Five Burro Cafe. I will compose two piles of stuff that has gathered in my tiny Burns Street walk-up: Keep. Toss. Comment.

College Round-up: Red Storm soccer to face-off against No. 3 ranked UConn

Another chapter in one of the most fiercely contested rivalries in college soccer is set to be written Saturday night in Storrs, Conn. as the St. John’s men's soccer team will battle the University of Connecticut at Joseph J. Marrone stadium at 7 p.m. Comment.

St. John’s coach sees bright spots amid the darkness

While the score might suggest otherwise, there was some positives to come out of St. John’s 31-6 opening day loss at the University at Albany Saturday. Comment.

2001 U.S. Open provides some memorable moments

After 14 long days and nights, the 2001 U.S. Open is finally over and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park will be back to its usually tranquil self. Now that the tournament has concluded, it is time to look back at some of the most memorable moments, good and bad, of the 2001 Open. Comment.

All-Williams final makes history at Open

As she stood in a corridor by Gate 23 in the upper echelon of Arthur Ashe Stadium Saturday night, 9-year-old Brittany Raglan struggled to put it into words, but she understood the magnitude. Comment.

Editorial: Infamy and courage

Like the day that Pearl Harbor was bombed more than 50 years ago, Sept. 11, 2001 will live in infamy in the hearts of all Americans. It will take days, perhaps weeks, before we understand the full scope of this tragedy. But even in the early hours after two planes leveled the World Trade Center, it was clear that thousands of families lost loved ones. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: May the year 5762 be smooth, happy, sweet

“(Ours is) a government which, happily, gives to bigotry no sanction; to persecution no assistance.” Comment.

Real Estate Rap: Do your homework before listing house

The decision to sell your home is a big one. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Be careful to protect your most vital asset

What would your answer be if someone asked you to state your most valuable asset? Your home? Your business? Your jewelry? Your vehicle? Comment.

The Civic Scene: Two centenarians hail from Fresh Meadows

Two residents of Fresh Meadows, whom I know very well, have reached their 100th year. One is a retired ornamental architectural craftsman named Joseph Brush. The other is a retired lawyer named Julia W. Harris — who happens to be my mother. Comment.

Qspective: Being an AV geek had its advantages

It’s why this week’s Qguide cover story on the American Museum of the Moving Image’s retrospective on classroom films brought back a torrent of memories for me. Comment.

To The Point: Activities, events, school begin anew at the Point

The breezes may be blowing, the sun golden and bright, but the best thing to experience is the talking and laughter of the children now back in school. Comment.

Sybil’s caters to Richmond Hill’s Guyanese

It began as an act of survival when Sybil Bernard-Kerrut was laid off from her job in 1975. Comment.

Recent real estate transactions

Bayside, 222-11 39 Ave., Single-Family Detached, $699,000, Bed 4, Bath 2, Halfbath 1, Construction-Cedar, Basement-Full, Lot Size: 50 x 100, Taxes: $3,322 Comment.

LaGuardia evacuated before limited flights resume

LaGuardia Airport was evacuated briefly Thursday morning after a suspicious package was found in the American Airlines terminal, delaying a resumption of air service for the first time since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Comment.

Shea Stadium open to World Trade Center rescue workers

Shea Stadium, which is home to the New York Mets, has been transformed into a staging area for firefighters and others rescue workers to get meals and have a place to rest before going back to the site of the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. Comment.

Queens families search for relatives missing at Trade Center

When Kevin Howell, of Bayside, heard that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center, he was in midtown Manhattan and could only think of his father Michael, who worked on the 93rd floor of Tower 1. Comment.

Queens memorial service for Twin Tower victims

Borough Hall is at 120-55 Queens Blvd. Comment.

Astoria’s PS 166 celebrates new addition

Though the line separating the old corridor from the new addition at PS 166 is hard to miss, Principal Lorraine Cecere sees the new addition as an equal boon to all 1,240 students in the Astoria elementary school. Comment.

Laurelton bids goodbye to last family hardware

After 73 years in Laurelton, the last of Merrick Boulevard's family-owned hardware stores is closing its doors Thursday. Comments (1).

Baluchi’s: Chain of Indian restaurants comes to Forest Hills

113-30 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills Comment.

Shea, Queens parks act as rescue staging areas

Queens and Long Island firefighters and emergency service rescue workers mobilized their crews at Cunningham Park and Shea Stadium Tuesday as they waited to join their comrades in Lower Manhattan after the Twin Towers were destroyed by terrorists. Comment.

Rapper charged in fight at Queens Plaza club

An Astoria rap star was arrested last weekend following an altercation in a Queens Plaza nightclub, police said. Comment.

SB 29 starts 3rd year without permanent super

The first day of the school year has come and gone and School District 29 has headed into another year without a permanent superintendent to lead the district. Comment.

Supplies, not teachers cut by School Bd. 28

Despite $4.1 million in budget cuts, Community School District 28 opened with a full complement of teachers last week, Superintendent Neil Kreinik told a school board meeting in Forest Hills Monday night. Comment.

Worried Queens parents retrieve schoolchildren

Dozens of frightened parents traveled to schools throughout Queens Tuesday to retrieve their children after the World Trade Center in Manhattan was flattened in a vicious terrorist assault. Comment.

New school trains young Queens artists

Only one week after welcoming its first crop of young artists, the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Long Island City is promising them an educational program that blends the artistic passion of “Fame” with the intellectual rigor of “Dead Poets Society.” Comment.

Queens judge upholds charges in ’80 kidnap

A Queens Judge denied a motion Monday to dismiss the case against a New Mexico couple accused of kidnapping a baby boy from Jamaica Estates 21 years ago. Comment.

Jamaica tennis benefit pits kids against celebs

With pro tennis players at the U.S. Open competition just a few miles away in Flushing, hundreds of southeast Queens children got their own chance to enjoy the courts Saturday at a celebrity-studded event near York College. Comment.

Victim of Woodhaven fire shows slight improvement

The condition of a 65-year-old Woodhaven woman rescued by a firefighter from her cluttered apartment on Labor Day has improved slightly. Comment.

New captain takes over precinct in Little Neck

The new captain of the 111th Precinct in Bayside introduced himself to the community last week, the fourth commanding officer to take over the northeast Queens precinct in the past two years. Comment.

Shulman blasts Olympics at Astoria civic meeting

Borough President Claire Shulman warned that “a most arrogant band of Manhattanites" wants to "use Queens County to stage the 2012 Olympics,” a proposal she said would bring no benefit for Queens. Comment.

Flushing falls to Adams in PSAL opener, 23-6

Coming off a winless season, the Flushing Red Devils were eager to start anew against the John Adams Spartans at Flushing Memorial Field on Saturday. John Adams knew the feeling, smarting from a no-win campaign of its own. Comment.

Bellerose development celebrates 50th year

With startling sunshine, cool breezes and loud music in the air the residents of Bell Park Manor-Terrace in Bellerose spent their summery Saturday afternoon celebrating the 50th anniversary of their community. Comment.

MetLife seeks to change zoning for LIC building

Only a month before MetLife is scheduled to begin moving more than 1,000 employees into a historic Queens Plaza building, the insurance company is pressing for a zoning change that would allow a major addition to the existing facility. Comment.

Early education school opens in Flushing nabe

Pre-kindergarteners to second graders entered PS 242 for the first time last Thursday in the Mitchell Linden area of Flushing, officially opening an early childhood center in one of the most overcrowded school districts in the city. Comment.

Church honors Flake for 25 years of service

They came, they saw — they sang. Comment.

Vigil honors boro victim of suspected bias assault

Early on the morning of Aug. 15, Edgar Garzon was struck on the head and left to die along 77th Street in Jackson Heights, the victim of an apparent bias crime who was targeted because he was gay. Comment.

Mercury spill cleared from Jamaica sidewalk

A small amount of mercury was spilled near the platforms at Long Island Rail Road station in Jamaica last Thursday and a few people had to be decontaminated, fire officials said. Comment.

NAACP prez levels charges against Dems

Alexander Dworkowitz Comment.

Police Blotter: Bank robber flees with $4,630 from Northern Blvd. branch

BAYSIDE — A robber fled with $4,630 after holding up a branch of Greenpoint Bank Saturday, police said. Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

Community Singers of Queens has resumed rehearsals for the fall concert at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St., Flushing. Call 718-658-1021. Comment.

AMMI explores 16mm social engineering

Before going home to see “Father Knows Best,” “Leave It to Beaver,” or, in later years, color news footage of mangled soldiers in a place called Vietnam, those of us who were in school in the 1950s and ’60s would often watch — would have to watch — usually grainy, badly produced films on tooth brushing, using deodorant, staying away from the evil weed, or the differences between boys and girls. Comment.

Independent drug store in Little Neck closes

It appears that one of the last independently owned drug stores in Little Neck has closed up shop after two major national chains came into the community. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001

Twin Towers collapse recalls 1993 bombing

It was shortly after noon on Friday, Feb. 26, 1993 with light snow falling steadily in perhaps winter’s last gasp when the phone rang on the Metro Desk of the United Press International news agency in Manhattan. Comment.

Cross Island closing in question after attack

In the wake of an apparent terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Tuesday, it was unclear whether an expected closure of the northbound Cross Island Parkway this weekend would go forth as planned. Comment.

Attack strands city-bound LIRR riders in Queens

Barbara Markowitz was very thankful she had a root canal Tuesday morning. Comment.

Queens gives blood to help terrorism victims

Inspired by a desire to help in the one way they saw possible, hundreds of Queens residents lined up for hours at area hospitals to donate blood in the wake of Tuesday’s terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. Comment.

Masses flee Manhattan over East River bridges

People caught in Manhattan during the destruction of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers streamed back into Queens hours later Tuesday by walking across the Queensboro Bridge. Comment.

Terrorist attack rocks Queens

The unthinkable terrorist attacks on Manhattan’s World Trade Center sent a shock wave through Queens Tuesday, halting transportation into the borough, closing businesses and disrupting schools as residents began searching for answers. Comment.

Trade center horror hits Queens residents hard

Simon Koscinski of Ridgewood, covered in soot with a bandage on his forehead, sat in a doorway on Church Street shaking. He had a look of disbelief on his face as he tried to understand what he had just gone through and the carnage he had witnessed. Comment.

LGA travelers witness terrorist attack from air

Thousands of travelers at LaGuardia Airport, some of whom witnessed the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center from the air, camped outside the airport after it was evacuated Tuesday morning. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001

School contact information to locate children

Parents who could not meet their children at school bus stops can call the following sites in Queens for information. Comment.

Queens stunned by attack on Twin Towers

Phone lines were jammed in Queens, making it nearly impossible for residents to reach relatives in Manhattan and other parts of the borough or for survivors to contact their families. Comment.

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