GOP Here Monday To Anoint Bush/Cheney

Amid concerns sparked by terror alerts from abroad, anti-war protests, combative police union officials and a huge influx of visitors, which has resulted in the tightest security measures in the city’s history, the Republican National Convention will bow at Madison Square Garden next Monday for a four-day conclave which will launch President George W. Bush and running mate Vice President […]

Elmjack Giants Stomp Dodgers, 2 Games To 1

The Elmjack Little League Giants staged a stunning come-from-behind victory in the Best of Three Elmjack World Series. From a fourth-place finish in regular season play, the Giants used their pitching, hitting and defense to lead them to beat their rivals, the Dodgers, two games to one and go on to a first-place finish in Division I, whose players are […]

SJU Honors Hall Of Fame Coach Carnesecca

St. John’s University will name its primary basketball court in Alumni Hall “Carnesecca Court” after Hall of Fame Men’s Basketball Coach Lou Carnesecca. The court will be officially dedicated in a ceremony during the upcoming basketball season. “We are deeply grateful for Lou’s dedication to St. John’s, both through our men’s basketball program and his contributions to the University since […]

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Alexander Selimaj was born 18 years ago in Northern Epirus with his left eye closed. He was found to be suffering from lymphangioma, a collection of blood vessels and lymph vessels that are overgrown and clumped together, in his left eye. After eight operations, his condition had not improved. His eye began hemorrhaging several months ago, and Alex and his […]

Maloney Calls For Immediate Sniper Rifle Regulation

New York Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, chair of the Task Force on Homeland Security for the House Democratic Caucus, urged a crackdown on access in American markets for the 50-caliber, armor-piercing sniper rifle, a weapon of terrorist organizations including Al Qaeda. Joined by leaders of the Violence Policy Center and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Maloney revealed how easy access to […]

Another Dose Of Tennis Mania In Store As US Open Bows

Without giving sports fans around the world a chance to catch their breath, the day immediately following the end of the Summer Olympics in Athens next Monday, a blistering serve will whiz over a net at the US Tennis Center in Flushing, launching the US Open, a frenetic two-week event that will test the skills and stamina of more than […]

Mayor May Emerge From War Protests, Labor Strife As A Winner on politics

I Several months ago, when Mayor Michael Bloomberg nailed down the Republican National Convention for Madison Square Garden, he had every expectation that the four-day event would be an economic bonanza for the city which would of course add to his record in office. However, over the past month or so, a credible, though not specific, Al Queda terrorist threat […]

Sabini Reelection Kick-Off

State Senator John D. Sabini (D-Jackson Heights) kicked off his re-election effort this weekend by opening his campaign office, in the heart of the Jackson Heights at 83-11 37th Avenue. Volunteers gathered the morning of August 14 at the storefront office, where Senator Sabini thanked everyone for their efforts with an ample supply of coffee and donuts. He also stressed […]

Port Jefferson Greek Orthodox Hold Festival

When one first enters Sheep Pasture Road, one notices a majestic Byzantine dome dominating the landscape. A 1960s church and new buildings are in the background. Youth, growth and a vibrant spirit combining old and new world values can be felt. In the late summer of 2004, this is where Americans went to partake of Greek culture, with the assurance […]

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Astoria Center of Israel: •2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Klezmer concerts, admission $5, dessert and coffee available, 27-35 Crescent St.; 718-278-2680. **** Atonement Lutheran: •Sep. 11. Flea market. •Call for information about bilingual Sunday services, 30-61 87th St., Jackson Heights; 718-639-6074. **** Blessed Sacrament: •Oct. 8, 2004, 7 p.m. Gala dinner dance; Immaculate Conception […]