Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001

Holy Cross earns 2nd place with win

Much like some of the championship teams before them, this year's Knights are playing their best soccer when it counts, when the weather turns colder and the games become more important. Comment.

Bosco’s Corner: No surprise: Yanks win once more

I can’t say that Monday night came as any surprise to me. There I was, sitting in my living room, starring at the television screen as Shane Spencer slid on the outfield turf to coral the final out of the American League Championship Series and give the Yankees yet another pennant. Comment.

Red Storm falls to 1-5 following woeful in 28-7 loss

Outside of DaSilva Memorial Field, those attending Homecoming Day at St. John’s University were positively giddy as they enjoyed pony rides, got their faces painted and rode amusement park rides. Comment.

Bayside defense shuts down South Shore in 12-6 win

Zanu Simpson and Andre Lewis stood side by side after leading the Bayside Commodores to a 12-6 victory over the South Shore Vikings Saturday at the Bayside Athletic Field. The quarterback and wide receiver both wore ice packs on their right wrists and both were exhausted, but happy nonetheless. Comment.

Terriers keeping AAA playoff hopes alive

When the St. Francis Prep Terriers hosted the two-time defending Catholic High School Football League champion Monsignor Farrell Lions on Sunday, it was a big moment for the Terriers. Forget that the Lions were 1-3 overall and in league play and lost nearly all of their starters from last year’s championship squad. They still carry some cachet. Comment.

St. Francis girls happy despite loss to Trinity

The final score wasn’t in their favor, but there were no long faces on the St. Francis Prep sideline Monday in Hicksville, L.I.. The girls soccer team looked past its 20 minutes of sluggish play and the 1-0 result on the scoreboard in favor of host Holy Trinity and instead focused on the Terriers 60 minutes of dominance in the regular season finale. Comment.

High-flying Golden Eagles topple Wagner, 3-1

Springfield Gardens boys soccer coach Clifton Schultz calls it the “defensive offensive,” a system that employs the Golden Eagles speed and smarts on both ends of the field. Comment.

Breeders’ Cup comes back to Belmont after six-year hiatus

For the first time in six years, the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is back at Belmont Park. The 18th running of the championships, consisting of eight grade I races with purses totaling $13 million, will be run Saturday with gates opening at 9 a m. and the first race starting at 12:05 p.m. Comment.

DAC: Giants top Broncos for third straight victory

Giants 25, Broncos 19. The Giants won their third game in a row as they beat the Broncos Sunday morning. The Giants jumped ahead early in the game with a two-touchdown lead. The Broncos came back strong, but came up just short. Cody Stabile threw for three TD passes, two to Ryan Smith and one to Kenny Pinto. Matthew DiGirolomo ran for one TD. Jason Brendler, Mike Scherand Robert Pagan were outstanding on defense. Comment.

Theater group debuts in boro with ‘Simon’

A new Queens community theater group, the Baker’s Repertory Players, made its debut in Queens last Friday evening with a tribute to Neil Simon — “Simply Simon.” Comment.

Snows Novice girls top American Martyrs, 32-10

The Our Lady of the Snows fifth-grade “White” girls’ basketball team improved its record to 2-0 with a convincing 32-10 win over American Martyrs of Bayside at PS 191 on Sunday. Comment.

College Round-up: SJU women’s soccer garners Big East bid

While the St. John’s women’s soccer team was not happy with losing 2-0 at Virginia Tech Sunday, the Red Storm knew two days earlier they had clinched their first Big East tournament bid in six years, courtesy of the Hokies’ tie against Syracuse. Comment.

Editorial: Caving in

Imagine if NBC had stopped broadcasting for four days after a worker was discovered with the anthrax bacterium. No “Evening News.” No “Meet the Press.” Just dead air. Comment.

Periscope: Harrison loses credibility in bid to support Walsh

It appears that outgoing Democratic City Councilwoman Julia Harrison, in what can only be described as a desperate move to thwart an enemy’s political ambitions, has hitched her political wagon to a Republican who filed unacceptable signatures to get himself on the ballot. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: It’s not the first time we’re asked to sacrifice

So much has happened, so fast, since Sept. 11 that many people are finding it difficult to comprehend what is going on. Comment.

The Civic Scene: Entire United States, Canada feel our pain

After the catastrophe at the World Trade Center our cousins in California each called to see how we were, as we had done when they had earthquakes out there. Our family and friends were fine, although my daughter Andrea, who was six months pregnant, works about four blocks from the World Trade Center. Luckily her boss had told her and another woman, who was also expecting, to leave and go home immediately. She missed the dust and terror which soon followed. Comment.

To The Point: ‘In a blink came rushing the NYPD, FDNY...

Welcome to the Point. The Point being College Point. Comment.

Born-and-bred Baysider shows how to succeed

Bayside native Jeff Rosenblum dedicates his new book, “Work Smart and Succeed” to his parents “first and foremost,” and “to the thousands of people with whom I have worked throughout my career and whose examples were the inspiration for this effort.” Comment.

Crowded field energizes race for Vallone Sr. seat

After years of unopposed contests in the 22nd Council District, where City Council Speaker Peter Vallone (D-Astoria) has held a seat since 1974, the field has exploded with five candidates eager to fill the shoes left behind by the term-limited politician. Comment.

Boro leaders debate shutdown of House

With House leadership enduring major criticism for closing early last week in response to the discovery of anthrax spores on the Senate side of the Capitol building, borough representatives offered a fractured front on whether they considered the decision to have been the most appropriate one. Comment.

City candidates debate Sept. 11 impact on boro

With only two weeks before the general election, Democratic city council candidate Allan Jennings has just now begun to regroup in preparation for the Nov. 6 general election. Comment.

Irish pub in Flushing serves many nationalities

"My father starting working here in 1964," said Pat McGriskin, manager, co-owner of the Irish pub and a Flushing native. "Somebody said it could have been here since the 1940s." Comment.

Elderly Jamaica woman victim of sexual assault

An 88-year-old Jamaica woman was sexually assaulted after an unknown intruder entered her home Oct. 17, police said. Comment.

Council hopefuls Sica, Weprin run calm race

In what has been one of the borough’s quietest council races, the son of the scion of a Queens political family faces his brother’s opponent in last year’s state Assembly race for the right to represent eastern Queens and succeed longtime City Councilman Sheldon Leffler (D-Hollis). Comment.

Two SE Queens LIRR stations to be renovated

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans), Long Island Rail Road President Ken Bauer and several St. Albans community leaders officially marked Tuesday the start of multimillion-dollar renovation projects at the St. Albans, Hollis and Rosedale train stations. Comment.

Flushing forum excludes Democrats’ opponents

An event billed as a candidates’ forum for the National Council of Jewish Woman at Temple Sholom in Flushing turned out to be simply a speaking engagement for Democratic borough president candidate Helen Marshall and Democrat city council candidate John Liu. Comment.

Hundreds mourn firefighter in Bayside

They came by bus and by car, from as far away as Philadelphia and as close as Woodside, to say a final goodbye Saturday to Bayside firefighter Michael Mullan, who like so many of his colleagues gave his life trying to save people from the ruins of the World Trade Center. Comment.

Parties run tight race in Dist. 30

As a fierce battle in the race to succeed City Councilman Tom Ognibene (R-Middle Village) enters the final weeks, the Queens Democratic Party is struggling to reclaim its standing in a largely Democratic district where Republicans have long had a strong foothold. Comment.

Pepsi to move LIC distribution to College Point

The Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of New York plans to close its operations in Long Island City and to move its distributing operations and offices to College Point by the new year, a company official said. Comment.

Pride of Judea counsels Twin Tower victims

Like so many others who have been asked to help in the wake of the World Trade Center destruction, Douglaston’s Pride of Judea has gone above and beyond to answer the call for assistance. Comment.

Bayside campus of QCC names lab after Shulman

Longtime Queens Borough President Claire Shulman’s name will be forever linked to high-tech teaching methods after she leaves office at the end of the year. Comment.

South Jamaica man guilty in cop slashing

A South Jamaica man who slashed a police officer in the face and tried to slit the officer’s neck in 1999 was convicted of attempted murder Friday by jurors in State Supreme Court, the Queens DA said. Comment.

Andrews loses Democrats’ backing

When Anthony Andrews received endorsements from a number of Queens elected officials going into the Democratic primary for Councilman Thomas White’s (D-Jamaica) seat last month, he never expected that support to be revoked. Comment.

Queens Village students honor firefighters

The parents, teachers and students of the Queens Village Day School remembered the firefighters who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center. They held a small ceremony and lunch for the members of Engine Co. 304 and Ladder Co. 162 of Queens Village. Comment.

Katz foes press on in Dist. 29

Melinda Katz may be the overwhelming favorite to win the District 29 race for City Council, but her four opponents have not stopped campaigning for the seat occupied by longtime Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills). Comment.

Sad Little Neck parents mourn for son lost Sept. 11

Christopher Racaniello had plans. Comment.

Green picks up boro support in bid for unity

Shortly after he was endorsed by his former Democratic rival Fernando Ferrer, Mark Green gained the support of U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans), who had supported Ferrer in the mayoral run-off. Comment.

Green Party looks to build base in Queens

Craig Seeman, the New York state chairman of the Green Party, compared his fledgling political organization to the New York Mets of the early 1960s. He will accept a few losses today for the good of the party in the long run. Comment.

Cassidy sees positives in CK’s 21-0 loss to Friars

Christ the King football coach Mike Cassidy wanted to gauge where his team stood among the elite in the Catholic High School Football League. What better chance to measure where his team was than to do it against the crème de la crème. Comment.

More surprises emerge in Harrison-seat race

It just keeps getting stranger. Comment.

New autism center opens in Hollis with celebration

The only Queens organization soley committed to serving people with autism marked the grand opening of its newest and largest facility in Hollis Thurdsay. Comment.

Terriers’ tennis takes fourth straight title

Someday it may be duplicated, but no one will ever have a better high school tennis career than St. Francis Prep senior Alessandra Pedergnana. For four years, Pedergnana played No. 1 singled for the Terriers. And for four years, the St. Francis Prep girls tennis team never lost. Comment.

Expectant mom, husband memorialized in Bayside

Like any couple about to bring their first child into the world, Sylvia San Pio and John Resta were excited they were soon to become new parents. The Bayside couple had plans to paint a room in their home for the baby due to arrive in late October or early November. Comment.

Jamaica imam promotes education of Islamic faith

Imam Aziz Bilal, the leader of a mosque in South Jamaica, is on a mission to educate his neighbors on the true spirit of Islam after the attack on the World Trade Center by Arab terrorists fostered misunderstandings and animosity toward the Muslim community. Comment.

Ackerman disputes decision to shutter House

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) strolled down Bayside’s Bell Boulevard last Thursday afternoon, clutching a large cup of coffee to ward of the October chill and leisurely chatting with constituents as they walked by. Comment.

Boro leaders demand feds  at airports

A group of mostly Queens congressional members has called for a vote on legislation to federalize airport luggage inspectors, with one lawmaker accusing Republican leaders of delays he said risked air travelers’ lives. Comment.

LIJ holds conference on biological warfare

In an effort to educate its staff and review procedure, the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Hospital in Glen Oaks held a hospital-wide meeting Friday to go over the different types of biological and chemical weapons that could be used by governments or terrorists against civilians. Comment.

Long Island Panthers win IS 8/Nike HS Tip-off Classic

The Long Island Panthers basketball team won the annual IS 8, Nike High School Tip-off Classic Sunday, beating defending champions SONDAY Express in the finals. Comment.

City probes collapse at PS 122

Nearly a week after scaffolding five stories high crashed onto the school yard of PS 122 in Astoria, city officials said their investigation would soon determine the cause of the accident, which frightened students and parents but resulted in no injuries. Comment.

Bell Blvd. slated to get old-fashioned face-lift

The Bayside Business Association, or BBA, hopes to make that vision... Comment.

Bloomberg wants to put brakes on city jobs

Republican mayoral candidate Michael Bloomberg announced his plans to implement a hiring freeze on city jobs when he stopped by Queens College Monday at an event organized by the school’s student government. Comment.

Buddhist temple places blame for Sept. 11

A Buddhist temple in Flushing is circulating pamphlets suggesting that practices by a rival Buddhist group and moral decay brought about the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center. Comment.

Safe Space nixes proposal for Laurelton group home

Community Board 13’s monthly meeting Monday night drew a packed house to protest the building of a group home in Laurelton for girls from troubled families, but to the surprise of many in attendance, the board removed the item from its agenda. Comment.

Olympics could alter Meadows’ lakes

The head of New York’s Olympic bid presented a picture of how the 2012 Olympics might look in Queens and Flushing Meadows Corona Park at the Community Board 7 meeting Tuesday. Comment.

SB 29 kids get good marks on peace poems

Ople, a 9-1/2-year-old fourth-grade student at PS 95 from Hollis was one of the 28 students who were given awards for their poems at School Board 29's monthly meeting at PS 134 at 109th Avenue and 203rd Street in Hollis. Comment.

Boro awaits decision on Olympic bid

"I have total confidence," Dan Doctoroff said in an interview with the TimesLedger last Thursday, before modesty forced him to temper his assurance. "I'm optimistic we'll be one of the three or four." Comment.

Sept. 11 ban on bus trips lifted by School Bd. 25

School Board 25 voted to allow students take field trips on buses within the district last week, reversing a policy that had been put into effect since the World Trade Center disaster on Sept. 11. Comment.

Sept. 11 ban on bus trips lifted by School Bd. 2525254

School Board 25 voted to allow students take field trips on buses within the district last week, reversing a policy that had been put into effect since the World Trade Center disaster on Sept. 11. Comment.

Traditional Sikh kitchen thrives in Richmond Hill

Ten women gathered around a counter at the Sikh temple on 118th St. in Richmond Hill Sunday morning and like clockwork molded 350 pounds of flour mixed with water into flat, round sections of dough that would be turned into enough bread to feed 2,000 people. Comment.

MTA still wants to close 8 of boro’s token booths

Although transit officials have temporarily put on hold a plan to shut down dozens of subway station token booths around the city, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has appealed a court order blocking the closings. Comment.

Boro’s Bukharian Jews back anti-terror coaltion

Even though Queens’ Bukharian Jews are concerned U.S. bombing will harm civilians in Afghanistan, they support the United States’ military operation and are anxious to help their new homeland navigate its way through a land whose language and culture they share. Comment.

Police Blotter: 2 gunmen rob Parsons Ave. bowling alley after closing

POMONOK — Two men robbed cash receipts from a Parsons Avenue bowling alley early Tuesday morning, police said. Comment.

Zen Pavilion: Zesty cuisine in a tranquil setting

251-15 Northern Blvd., Little Neck 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

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

Hall of Science exhibit traces evolution of the bicycle

Kids — and adults — can find out how their favorite of transportation started out and has changed over the years at the New York Hall of Science exhibit, “The Bicycle Takes Off 1865 -1900 — From Boneshaker to Boom.” Comment.

Boro joins in celebration of New York arts, culture

“Oh, this is where they’re hiding the Queens exhibits,” I thought after walking all the way around Bryant Park for the NYC Inc. CultureFest held there last week to promote art around the metropolitan area (and beauty, as there were a lot of botanical gardens represented) and make people feel a bit better about things. Comment.

Nobody knows he’s a dog, except the audience

“The theater world is a subculture,” says William Wolf, technical director and scene designer for The Colonial Players. Comment.

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