‘Say A Prayer For Me’ Is Cop’s Last Message

The last message from Police Officer Vincent Danz to his wife Angela from the north tower in the World Trade Center on September 11 was:

"I am in this awful place helping people. Pray for them, pray for me… ." In an earlier message, the 14-year veteran of the police force who grew up in Jackson Heights, also showed his selflessness and devotion to doing his job to save people, asking his wife to, "Say a prayer that we get some of these people out. […]

Columbus Day Mass Celebrated



Although the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens replaced its annual Columbus Day parade with a memorial Mass in Italian at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, members of the Federation gathered at Columbus Square, 31st Street and Astoria Boulevard, to lay a wreath at the foot of the statue of Christopher Columbus, who is thought to […]

Calendar America: The Healing



Calendar America: The Healing Grief counseling, financial assistance, Catholic Charities mental health professions are available at the following clinics for individuals, families and groups: Corona/Elmhurst, 779-1600; Glendale, 456-7001 and Woodside, 779-1234. The Family Center Staff is available to offer emergency financial assistance and any other services that may be needed, 726-9790. Halloween Hauntings Oct 22-31, King Manor Museum special flashlight […]

Orchestra Gets New Conductor, Auditions Planned



The Queensborough Orchestra at Queensborough Community College, under the musical direction of conductor George Rothman, will be holding open auditions on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. "We are looking to reach out to the surrounding communities, both in terms of audience development and in cultivating the Orchestra’s membership," Rothman said. "We know that there are highly talented musicians in […]

Ferrer, Green In Primary Runoff Today



Fernando Ferrer, who became closely identified with the theme "the two New Yorks" in the days leading up to the Sept. 25 primary, has shifted gears since then. As today’s Democratic mayor’s primary runoff against Mark Green takes place, he’s more likely to be called the "two campaigns" candidate. In the earlier campaign, Ferrer continually blasted Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for […]

Liu Speaks To Supporters



On Oct. 4, John Liu, democratic candidate for the City Council in the 20th District, spoke at a Fundraiser about his victory in the Democratic Primary. He thanked the many elected officials, volunteers and community leaders who had supported him through the campaign.

Editorial

United We Stand

One of the avowed objectives of the criminals who planned and carried out the assaults on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11 is to break up the United States into a collection of little states, or possibly groups of them, and then deal with each one individually. This kind of thinking shows just how ill-prepared the […]

Giving Voice To Your Sorrow



There is a voice inside my head that is screaming in the distance. I feel the near panic as I pause to listen, to discover whose voice it is and what it needs to say. I am not familiar with its sounds and feelings. As the voice becomes louder, I quickly shift my attention to the activities of my daily […]

Terrorists Then And Now



To The Editor: By ironic coincidence, on Tuesday, September 11, the New York Times carried an enthusiastic article approving a new book, autobiographical, by the Vietnam era Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayres. Mr. Ayres, the Times fawned, joked about the 12 or so bombs, "eloquent bombs," he had exploded at the Pentagon, the Capitol and New York City Police Headquarters to […]

Roving Photographer



By Rev. Austin H. Armitstead How can parents or grandparents be supportive of the schools’ teachers ?