Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001

Bayside’s Maddalone passes first test

He had passed a series of quizzes up to this point, but last week at Yonkers Raceway Bayside heavyweight Vinny Maddalone faced his first true test in the form of Craig Tomlinson, a 220-pound bruiser from Reading, Pa. who had twice as many professional bouts under his belt. The result, a fourth round technical knockout in a scheduled six-round bout, was a smashing successful for Maddalone. Comment.

Bayside kept winless with 30-12 loss to Lehman

“We had a rough first quarter,” was the first thing head coach Joe Capuana thought to say when asked to describe his team’s 30-12 loss to the Lehman Lions Saturday afternoon. Comment.

‘Nuts’ tackles heavy questions of justice, values

Douglaston Community Theatre’s fall production, “Nuts” by Tom Topor — the story which Barbra Streisand made well-known by starring in the film of the same title — is an unusual play for community theater to tackle, since it touches a nerve about society’s attitude towards mental illness. Comment.

Christ the King falls to Chaminade, 18-15

The Christ the King varsity football team turned the ball over five times Saturday night against the Chaminade Flyers, with two leading to Flyer touchdowns, as visiting Chaminade held off a second-half comeback by the Royals to win 18-15. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: Some things need change in PSAL

The further this year’s high school football season moves on, the more scared I get. Comment.

Sheepshead Bay trounces outgunned August Martin

For a young August Martin football team featuring just one returning starting senior, confidence is a major factor. On Saturday at Ralph Jones Memorial Field, the Falcons’ confidence should have been soaring, as they orchestrated a pair of 10-play first-half drives against a Sheepshead Bay team considered one of the best in the city. Comment.

John Adams soccer coach resigns, team dissolved

Citing the school’s new split session schedule, where freshmen and sophomores are dismissed an hour after his team’s scheduled games, Reynaldo Palencia has resigned as the John Adams boys soccer coach. In turn, the school has decided to dissolve the team, the coach said. Comment.

Newcomers edges Cleveland, 1-0, for first place

After 40 minutes of scoreless soccer in an unlikely battle for first place in Queens A West with Grover Cleveland, Newcomers boys soccer coach Louis Llull told his players at half-time that in a game between two evenly matched teams, the side that made the first mistake would lose. Comment.

St. Francis tops St. Anthony’s in girls’ tennis

In the world of Catholic High School girls’ tennis there is St. Francis Prep and St. Anthony’s — and then there’s everyone else. Comment.

College Round-up: St. John’s women’s soccer edges ranked Syracuse, 1-0

It was the St. John’s women’s soccer team’s biggest win in years. And the Red Storm’s 1-0 victory over No. 19 Syracuse Sunday at DaSilva Memorial Field may just be the stepping stone in the team’s quest to return to the Big East tournament for the first time since 1994. Comment.

SJU comes back to beat Duke, 2-1, in OT

PISCATAWAY, N.J.— The St. John’s men’s soccer team had not trailed once in its first seven games of the season. But when Duke’s Demitrio Sanchez scored in the 40th minute Sunday, the Red Storm had its first taste of adversity. And head coach Dave Masur was anxious to see how his team would react. Comment.

Rubble becomes art in new Long Island City exhibit

The Sculpture Center is in an unreconstructed warehouse on a dead end street in a lonesome part of Long Island City down the street from the imposing Citicorp building. Comment.

Editorial: Priority No. 2

By the time this issue of the TimesLedger reaches your door, the city’s Democrats will be at the polls choosing the man who will face off against Republican Michael Bloomberg in the mayoral elections in November. Comment.

Berger’s Burg: A giant among Giants on list of Sept. 11 missing

One of them on the list is a bright, young, 31-year old named Richard Lynch Jr., son of Dick Lynch the radio announcer for the New York Football Giants. Richard... Comment.

The Civic Scene: Words are soothing, but action is needed

As I write this column the United States is preparing for a global war against terrorism which seeks to destroy our nation, our freedoms, our way of life, and our economic stability. Today we praise the compassion of President Bush, Mayor Giuliani and Governor Pataki. They are saying and doing the things we want to hear — but there are many things our society needs which are not currently being provided. Comment.

To The Point: College Point readies for victims’ memorial

The weather might have grown cooler but the love and concern of the people helping in the World Trade Center catastrophe tragedy grows even warmer. The main concern of the men, women and children... Comment.

Woodside variety store recalls another era

The sign hanging above Stanley’s Discount Variety Center in Woodside recalls another era of shopping, when customers could find their bargains at any number of family-owned mom-and-pop stores lining Roosevelt Avenue. Comment.

Recent Real Estate Transactions

Bayside, 215-44 47 Ave., Coop, $105,000, Bed 1, Bath 1 Comment.

Understanding cultures

"This is the work I like to do," he said. "It appeals to me because it's community-oriented." Comment.

Woman pleads guilty to stealing $430K

Joan Miller, who is also known as Susan Wong, entered a guilty plea Oct. 2 before Supreme Court Justice Dorothy Chin-Brandt to grand larceny and charges of attempted forgery, Queens DA Richard Brown said. Comment.

New pharmacy to open in Little Neck

The newly refurbished Lee Drug Store, at 254-23 Horace Harding Expressway in Little Neck, was planning its grand opening this week, co-owner Chandra Gajulapalli said. The new pharmacy is replacing Le Drug Store, which shut down last month. Comment.

Board of Ed gives OK for Forest Hills school

A three-school campus in Forest Hills that would serve 2,100 students drew a step closer to becoming a reality last Thursday when the Board of Education paved the way for a non-profit organization to begin lease negotiations for the site. Comment.

South Ozone Park Sikh shot at while driving cab

Jolly Surinder Singh, a 40-year-old Sikh from South Ozone Park, was shot at while driving his yellow taxi cab in Midtown Manhattan Sept. 30. Comment.

Flushing businesses strong after attack

In the shadow of the World Trade Center, Chinatown in Manhattan has seen a drastic decrease in business since Sept. 11. Many trucks cannot make deliveries to the area due to roadblocks, and tourism has come to a near standstill. Comment.

Great people, food, view — now they’re all gone

Joe Baum had done it again. Comment.

Whitestone Expressway crashes bedevil residents

By Alexander Dworkowitz Comment.

Builder chosen for Sutphin Blvd. tower

A developer has been selected to construct a 300,000-square-foot tower across the street from the future Jamaica AirTrain station on Sutphin Boulevard, the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation announced last week. Comment.

Jamaica columnist dies in California at age 72

Eleanor Haynes, a longtime Jamaica resident and veteran journalist, died of cancer Sept. 17 at her son’s home in Apple Valley, Calif. She was 72. Haynes, the daughter of Joseph and Alma Crenshaw of Warrenton, Ga., spent most of her... Comment.

Cafe Tempesta: Cafe Tempesta in Fresh Meadows offers fine cuisine, ambience

176-61 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows Comment.

Jamaica man convicted of assaulting grandma

A Jamaica man was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting his own grandmother in 1999, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

LIC producer charged in grisly slay of filmmaker

A Long Island City man has been charged with murdering and dismembering an Afghan filmmaker after arguing over proceeds from his movie, police said. Comment.

Little Neck church plans go forward despite order

A project to build a three-story Korean church on a tiny property in Little Neck appeared to be moving forward despite loud community opposition to the size of the proposed facility, a spokeswoman for the Buildings Department said. Comment.

Mayoral runoff may swing on boro vote

Queens voters could prove vital to the election success of one of the two Democratic mayoral candidates — Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer or Public Advocate Mark Green — in Thursday’s election runoff. Comment.

Laid off airline workers ask Meeks for assistance

At least a dozen people recently laid off from TWA’s offices at a Kennedy Airport sought help at a town hall meeting called by U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) at York College Saturday. Comment.

MetLife plans 16-story tower in LIC

Community Board 2 resoundingly approved a rezoning application last week that would allow MetLife to build a 16-story tower behind the Queens Plaza facility it plans to begin occupying within the next month. Comment.

Fire guts block of popular stores in Middle Village

A row of five stores along Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village was destroyed Saturday in a four-alarm fire that caused no serious injuries but deprived the community of beloved local establishments. Comment.

Cop shot in Willets Point kills teen gunman: Kerick

Police Sgt. John Asam of Queens North Anti-Crime Unit was shot in the chest near the Shea Stadium parking lot shortly after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in a shoot-out that left a 19-year-old West Babylon man dead. Comment.

Plan to move kids’ psych center to Creemoor stalls

The plans to relocate the Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center to the Creedmoor campus has been put on hold, at least for this year. Comment.

Crowley delivers gift to Woodside firemen

It was carved in New Mexico and delivered to Queens by way of Washington, but a wooden tribute to New York City firefighters found a permanent home Tuesday in the Rescue 4 firehouse, where the city’s Bravest have endured more than their share of losses. Comment.

Flushing firefighter remembered at service

More than a thousand people gathered in a Flushing church Sunday to laugh and cry at a service for Firefighter Michael Cawley, who was remembered for his love of the Fire Department and the family and friends he stayed in touch with by phone at all hours of the day. Comment.

Glendale firefighters mourned at memorials

Hundreds of mourners crowded inside Redeemer Lutheran and hundreds more stood on the steps outside old a brisk October Saturday to say goodbye to Lt. Steven Bates of Engine Co. 235 at a memorial service. Comment.

Ambulance corps helps at Ground Zero

The members of the Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps hit Ground Zero running Sept. 11 even though the group lacked a permanent home and one of its two ambulances was mothballed for repairs. Comment.

Smoke forces jetliner to land before Kennedy

An American Airlines jetliner en route from Haiti to John F. Kennedy International Airport carrying 222 persons made an unscheduled stop in the Turks and Caicos Islands Monday when passengers said they smelled smoke. Comment.

Graziano emerges as Green candidate

The little election that could was finally decided Tuesday night when the Queens County Green Party decided in favor of Paul Graziano as the Green Party candidate to replace City Councilwoman Julia Harrison (D-Flushing). Comment.

Patriotism swells among boro immigrants

Yaffa Haimoff immigrated to the United States from Uzbekistan in 1993. The social worker from Kew Gardens said she left her homeland for three main reasons. “I couldn’t work there and my son couldn’t study,” she said. “And there was no religious freedom.” Comment.

Boro Asian voters report more problems at polls

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund released the preliminary results of its exit polls taken at the Sept. 25 primaries that found Asian Americans had more voting problems than previously reported but fewer difficulties than in years past. Comment.

Boro Afgan community backs U.S. air strikes

As U.S. cruise missiles hit targets this week in Afghanistan, many members of the Flushing Afghan community voiced support for the strikes. But they were very worried about the fate of civilians in their homeland. Comment.

City shuts down Auburndale building project

A project to build a two-story office building on a long-empty lot on Northern Boulevard in Auburndale was stopped last month after residents complained the work was damaging the adjoining properties, a city Buildings Department spokeswoman said. Comment.

Borough South Asians honor Tower victims

Dozens of Bangladeshi Americans who live in the Jamaica area gathered on a Hillside Avenue corner last week for a candlelight vigil in memory of the World Trade Center disaster victims. Comment.

Queens pols, residents support U.S. air strikes

American fighter jets spent the weekend bombing targets in Afghanistan and Queens residents seemed pleased that the military response to the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack had finally begun Sunday. Comment.

Mysterious flood damages Little League storefront

Water and baseball do not always mix. Comment.

Sept. 11 survivors find comfort at Boro Hall

For the first time since Sept. 11, Abdul Gaffoor had reason to smile last Thursday. Comment.

Bayside says goodbye to one of its own

Diana Sherwood did not get any last-minute telephone calls from her fiancé, Baysider Glenn Travers, as he worked on the 105th floor of Tower 1 in the World Trade Center early in the morning on Sept. 11. Comment.

Comrie officially wins primary to succeed Spigner

It’s official. Comment.

Flushing chiropractor treats rescuers’ pain

Dr. Sean Cotter finds that he cannot keep away from the Spirit of New York, a leisure ship. Comment.

Boro carpooling service links drivers, passengers

While many Queens airline jobs are in jeopardy in the aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center, one Flushing organization is expanding as others contract. Comment.

Futures exchange settles into LIC quarters

The view from the New York Board of Trade’s emergency quarters in Long Island City is not like anything its members had ever seen from their longtime home at the World Trade Center. Comment.

Boro security tightens as bombs fall

Security became the watchword at Queens’ bridges, tunnels, subways and airports this week as more National Guardsmen joined forces with local law enforcement officers to protect the city after the United States launched its retaliatory attacks on Afghanistan. Comment.

Missing Richmond Hill mom lived for her 4 kids

Sept. 11 began just like every morning for Amenia Rasool, a 33-year-old mother of four. Comment.

Neil Simon-based play to raise funds for MS 67

In an effort to raise money for its new home at the Louis Pasteur Middle School 67 in Little Neck, the Baker’s Repertory Theatre Company kicks off its season with “Simply Simon” on Friday, Oct. 19. Comment.

Boro Muslims support U.S. terrorism response

Area Muslim leaders lent their support to the U.S. bombing of Afghanistan but said military action needs to be part of a broader program tackling the root causes of terrorism. Comment.

Police Blotter: Three charged in series of NE Queens robberies

BAYSIDE — Three young Bayside residents were arrested Oct. 3 and charged in a series of six northeast Queens robberies of cash and handbags, police said. Comment.

Cafe Tempesta in Fresh Meadows offers fine cuisine, ambience

176-61 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows Comment.

Community Calendar Listings

The Flushing YMCA, 138-46 Northern Blvd., presents YouthBuild, a job-training program for young adults ages 17-21. Students receive extensive training in different building trades and work on their GED. Job placement is available to all students. 718-961-6880, Ext. 142. Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

The Queensborough Orchestra at Queensborough Community College, now under the direction of professional conductor George Rothman, holds open auditions at 6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 18 718-281-5339. Comment.

Jazz event takes on new meaning this year

In the still evolving shadow of the Sept. 11 horrific attacks, the Veritas Therapeutic Community and a large contingent of some of the most celebrated jazz artists joined together in this period in an unusually poignant celebration of hope and life. Comment.

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