Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001

Bayside bakery makes art out of dough

For nearly 25 years the bakery near the Bayside stop on the Long Island Rail Road has given commuters, passersby and local residents the chance to stop in and grab a cup of coffee before catching a bus or train. Comment.

Bayside residents hopeful serious flooding at end

This week some of those Bayside Venetians expressed gratitude to the city Department of Environmental Protection for working this month to correct sewer blockages in the area and relieve the potential for flooding. Comment.

Dining Out: Paris in Woodside

53-02 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside 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 Listing

Senior Theater Acting Repertory (STAR) always welcomes retired persons interested in acting. To arrange for an audition, call Stan Guttman at 224-2729. Comment.

NYC Panorama celebrated

The public is invited to spend a Panorama-themed evening at the museum with music, dance, refreshments, games, give-aways, and of course, art, on Feb. 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Comment.

Chances abound in boro to be on, behind, at stage

The Andrean Players of St. Andrew Avellino in Flushing will present "Anything Goes" by Cole Porter. They held auditions in early January but are still looking for singers, actors, dancers, and musicians - especially a trumpet player - and stage crew. They also are seeking an experienced choreographer. For more information e-mail Peter at Trumancaro@aol.com. The theater is located in the church between 157th and 158th Streets, Flushing, one-half block down from Northern Boulevard. Entrance is in the courtyard. Comment.

Historical society’s new director reaches out to future

In October Grubler replaced Joyce Cook in the director's position at the Society's headquarters in the Kingsland Homestead House, at 143-35 37th Ave. in Flushing. Cook had left for another job. Comment.

Golda Meir portrayal adds warmth to winter

Renee Taylor of TV's "The Nanny" portrays the famous Russian-born, American-bred, late prime minister of Israel. The show is produced and directed by Taylor's husband, Joseph Bologna. Comment.

Queens is book country

Add authors to the list. Comment.

Queens stays close, but falls to Concordia

After Leon Martinez's free throw put the Clippers ahead 75-73 with 21.4 seconds remaining, Phil Lyons pushed the ball up court. He dished to Anthony Washington just past half court and the freshman forward was set to give the ball to Gary DeBerry to set up the game-tying shot. Comment.

Queens women solid in win over Dowling, 56-48

The victory, the Lady Knights' second in a row, avenges a 61-49 loss to the Golden Lions Jan. 14 at Fitzgerald Gymnasium. Comment.

York uses teamwork to gain first league win

"Teamwork," he said. Comment.

Taylor scores final 6 points in Lady Cardinals win

"I like being in situations like that, it puts me to the test," said CUNY's leading scorer. "Can I stick up to the pressure? I like the pressure." Comment.

College Round-up: Dobie makes sterling debut with LIU Blackbirds

The victory, which improved LIU's record to 4-12, 4-5, was the 1,000th win in the 72-year history of the school's basketball program. Comment.

Tenacious ‘D’: Red Storm shuts down Miami

That's when Jarvis turned to defensive specialist Sharif Fordham, a sophomore out of Far Rockaway by way of Gulf Coast Community College. Fordham shut down Miami point guard John Salmons and was a disruptive force against the entire Miami offense, helping the Red Storm go on a 10-2 run to end regulation and force overtime. Comment.

Bayside’s Dennis Wolff now No. 1 at Boston U.

"I've been here seven years," Wolff said. "There have been some very good players here and some excellent coaches who take much of the credit for this." Comment.

Det. Steven McDonald speaks to 111th Precinct

Detective Steven McDonald, paralyzed from the neck down since 1986 when he was shot in the head by a teenager in Central Park, regularly visits precincts around the city to remind officers to be careful in the line of duty. Comment.

Gerbert’s ‘garbage goals’ lift Molloy over Holy Cross, 6-4

"I'd rather score a garbage goal than a fancy goal," Gerbert said. "It shows how hard you work in front of the net and the offensive zone." Comment.

Nando earns starting role

But don't think just because she is a senior, the position was hers automatically. The 5-foot-6 former Cardozo standout has worked extremely hard to earn the honor. Comment.

Reason to believe: Flushing tops Wagner, 39-37

"As a unit, they are learning to play together," she said. "A lot of these girls have never played basketball before, ever. But I think at the end of the season, they're starting to come together." Comment.

Hill, Dimitropolous lead Cardozo over Van Buren

Hill scored 26 points against the VeeBees, but it was Dimitris Dimitropolous' 18 points - all from beyond the arc - that put away Van Buren. Comment.

Gibson, Molloy too much for Cross, 69-50

But hype is something Molloy has been dealing with all season. The Stanners got out to a slow start, losing their opener to All Hallows and then to St. Dominic's after being projected as the city's team to beat. Comment.

Beauford’s trey leads CK over Loughlin

Beauford's game-winning trey came moments after the Lions went ahead 44-43. Peedy Nelson brought the ball upcourt and passed to Beauford with about six seconds remaining. Beauford took aim and fired, draining the long-distance shot and preserving the win. Comment.

Mary Louis wins again, eyes matchup with Kearney

But with the arrival of first-year head coach Joe Lewinger Jr., as well as a new attitude and commitment to winning by a team that returned just three players from last season, the Hilltoppers have turned it around in the 2000-2001 campaign. While last year the team won just four games, Mary Louis is in the midst of a four-game league winning streak and the head coach is hoping for more to come. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: Anybody’s ballgame in Queens

A quick look from just about anyone who knew anything about high school basketball could have probably told you the same thing in a matter of seconds. Still, midway through the season, it feels good knowing that at least we were correct in our prognostications of a few months ago. Comment.

To The Point: Children, schools need top priority in funding

The snow is still lingering and has not melted as fast as we would have liked. The birds were happy to have us back. The many sparrows, starlings, two cardinals, two blue jays and two robins had a feast and were all lined up with bibs on. They had a mixture of seed, bread, cake, biscuits. My daughter gave me a beautiful mat with two robins on it nestled in an apple tree. I have a feeling that they want cut-up apples next. Comment.

The Civic Scene: Unique boro task force keeps zoning in check

Anyone may attend, from an unhappy homeowner to civic association leader to builder to community board member to representative of a Queens legislator. The most recent Queens Zoning Task Force meeting was held in the Borough President's Conference Room, the usual meeting location. The room was filled with almost every available seat taken. Regretfully there had not been meetings for some time. Comment.

Thousands greet Clinton family at JFK

"Look at this, guys. This is why we are here," a mother screamed to her two sons as their eyes lit up watching Clinton leave Special Mission 28000, the name for Air Force One, just hours after turning over the Oval Office to President Bush. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Tragic news brought to peaceful meeting

As a member of the U.S. Postal Service's Jamaica customer advisory council, I had accepted an invitation to participate in the Roy Wilkins Ad Hoc Committee to help plan for the issuing and unveiling of the commemorative stamp honoring the great civil rights leader for whom that park was named. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: Youthful love of Giants now fully in bloom

But I was ecstatic when they finally found a permanent home at Giants Stadium. Comment.

Editorial: Still just a dream

Both gatherings were called to honor the lives of decent men whose lives were cut short by senseless acts of violence. Thomas Johnson, only 17 years old, was shot in the eye when he confronted another young man who allegedly had stolen his cousin's cell phone. Johnson was played football for Christ the King High School. He was being recruited by a number of universities and his future looked golden. That this life was lost because of a cell phone is beyond tragic. Comment.

Explosives found in Queens College laboratory

The Fire Department was performing a routine inspection Thursday morning when they discovered five bottles of the chemical, identified as picryl chloride, in a basement laboratory of the Ira Remsen Center, said Ron Cannava, a college spokesman. College officials on the scene said the chemical used to be used to separate amino acids in biological experiments. Comment.

Police Blotter: Man arrested in robbery of Hillside Avenue bank

Officers from the 107th Precinct arrested Gary Kelly, 36, of 244-21 130th Ave. in Laurelton after he was identified as the robber, said Det. Carolyn Chew, a Police Department spokeswoman. Comment.

Schumer pushes new site for two turbines in LIC

Also at the conference were Silvercup Studios President Stuart Suna, Silvercup CEO Alan Suna, Silvercup lawyer Michael Zarin, and "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini. Comment.

Four men arrested in Astoria robberies

The four men, all from Brooklyn, are accused of carrying out 16 separate armed robberies against 18 individuals from Dec. 30 to Jan. 16, said Detective Carolyn Chew, a Police Department spokeswoman. Fourteen of the robberies were perpetrated against men and two against women, said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment.

CB 5 suggests Starr St. as alternative school site

The new site for PS 245, at 1823-25 Starr St., is currently an umbrella factory and is several blocks away from the original site at 384 Seneca Ave., where a two-story former knitting mill factory sits. Many parents and teachers from St. Aloysius, directly across the street, say the area is already far too crowded to support another institution. Comment.

PA, Rudy deputy debate airport privatization

Deputy Mayor Anthony Coles and Port Authority Aviation Director William DeCota offered opposing viewpoints on the mayor's demand that the Port Authority give up operation of the airports before the agency's lease expires in 2015. Comment.

Ozone Park pharmacy closes after 50 years

The same day, the Clearwater, Fla.-based Eckerd Corp. sent out a one-page press release announcing the store's takeover by the Genovese pharmacy. Comment.

Bukharan Jews celebrate distinct identity

Anyone wandering into the Rego Park Jewish Center's Crystal Ballroom Sunday, may have felt somewhat displaced by the Bukharan dance, music and highly spiced foods. But that was the intent of the cultural program's organizers. Comment.

Queens lawyers schooled to aid immigrants

"The woman came in wearing rubber gloves," she told a room full of attorneys at a meeting last week, "because her hands were so badly cut from stopping the knife he tried to kill her with." Comment.

Speed limit lowered on boulevard

"We will be making Queens Boulevard an absolutely uniform 30-miles-an-hour roadway," said DOT spokesman Tom Cocola. Comment.

McCall presents goals to Queens Dems

The event last Thursday drew more than 100 Democrats from northeast and southeast Queens to Temple Sholom at 263-10 Union Turnpike in Glen Oaks, including state Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D-Bayside); borough president candidates Carol Gresser, City Councilwoman Helen Marshall (D-East Elmhurst) and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (D-Rockaway); and several city council candidates. Comment.

Murder conviction voided in 1996 firefighter death

Clancy was searching for people trapped inside a burning South Jamaica building on New Year's Eve in 1995, when the floor collapsed beneath him. Comment.

Crossing guard dies after grazed by bus

Beth Hammerman, a spokeswoman for Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Center, L.I., said Davis, 62, of 238-51 117th Ave. in Elmont, L.I. died at 4 p.m. from a brain hemorrhage suffered in the accident. Comment.

Borough prez candidates begin fund-raising drives

As of the first deadline of the year for candidates' campaign finance disclosures Jan. 11, five Democrats and two Republicans had thrown their hats into the ring and headed out on the campaign and fund-raising trail. Comment.

Teens deny guilt in takeout slaying

The five, who were arrested Sept. 5, are accused of bludgeoning to death Jin Sheng Liu, 44, the owner of the Golden Wok restaurant, after ambushing him in front of a vacant Springfield Gardens home as he tried to deliver $60 worth of food they had ordered. Comment.

Queens residents displeased with V train proposal

Nearly 60 persons registered to speak before the Metropolitan Transportation Authority at a public hearing at Long Island City High School attended by about 300 people. Comment.

Residents oppose school on Queens College land

Roseann Darche, the borough president's special assistant for education, bore the brunt of the civic members' anger at the planned construction. They reminded her that there are already five schools in the area and contended that the addition of a sixth would make already bad traffic conditions in the area much worse. Comment.

Bathrooms nixed in Holliswood

City Councilman Sheldon Leffler (D-Hollis) has agreed to withdraw funding for the proposed $500,000 bathroom construction at the McLaughlin Playground at the corner of Francis Lewis Boulevard and McLaughlin Avenue in Holliswood following a public appeal made by Holliswood Civic Association members. The HCA appeal came one day after Community Board 8 approved the bathrooms 27-11 in a full board vote. Comment.

Queens pols decry school funding appeal

How much do Queens school districts - the most overcrowded in the city - need additional funding? Comment.

McCall presents goals to Queens Democrats

The event last Thursday drew more than 100 Democrats from northeast and southeast Queens to Temple Sholom at 263-10 Union Turnpike in Glen Oaks, including state Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D-Bayside); borough president candidates Carol Gresser, City Councilwoman Helen Marshall (D-East Elmhurst) and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (D-Rockaway); and several city council candidates. Comment.

Donor wants $4.5M for AIDS center back

Dr. Bernard Salick, a Queens College alumnus who lives in California, sent a letter to the president of Queens College, Dr. Russell Hotzler, on Jan. 17 requesting that the college return his $4.5 million with interest because the school did not fulfill its part of the agreement to construct the center. Comment.

Asian market in Flushing has Harrison up in arms

Wellington Chen, a consultant for TDC International Development and Construction Corporation, which is developing the former home of Queens County Savings Bank, said the market was set up to sell products for the Chinese New Year, which began Jan. 24. Comment.

St. George’s in Flushing designated landmark

Recognizing its centuries of service as an ecclesiastical icon of Flushing, the Landmarks Preservation Commission Friday designated the church of St. George's on Main Street a landmark, carving out its own little nook among the more than a thousand sites citywide that have been bestowed with such honors. Comment.

Whitestone protests plan to reroute Q14 bus line

Many of the nearly 50 residents who took part in the protest Tuesday were members of a newly formed civic group, the Malba Gardens Neighborhood Association. It was born out of concerns over the Transit Authority's plan to redirect the Q14 bus down 150th Street instead of keeping it on its current route that runs down Seventh Avenue and loops around Clintonville Street. Comment.

Doug Manor ex-operator clears debt

Robert Santucci, who ran Douglaston Manor for 21 years before leaving this month, said he actually had owed about $6,700 to the Parks Department for the last three years. Santucci said he was offered the newest contract for Douglaston Manor, but turned it down. Comment.

Wendy’s suspect pleads guilty

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown also disclosed his decision to seek the death penalty against the other defendant charged in the massacre, a crime that he described as the most gruesome he had seen in his 28 years of law enforcement. Comment.

Rag Shop rides craft boom into College Pt.

In the week leading up to the grand opening Sunday, there was an unmistakable feeling of anticipation in the aisles of this fabric and crafts store. Three days before the Rag Shop officially opened its doors, nearly 25 employees huddled around a store supervisor, waiting for some last-minute instructions. They looked like schoolchildren anxious for the first day of class to begin. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 22, 2001

Battle of the point guards

STORRS, CONN. — For Taliek Brown, Saturday’s highly-anticipated and much-ballyhooed match-up with fellow New York City point guard Omar Cook was about what he expected. When the LeFrak City native announced his intentions to attend the University of Connecticut and when Christ the King’s Cook signed with St. John’s, Brown knew their first meeting would be special. Comment.

Nothing like apple tart for Thanksgiving treat

Apple Crumb Tart Comment.

New operator for Douglaston Manor

By Kathianne Boniello Comment.

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