Its been widely reported that tennis great
However the reigning champs loss had
Agassi sustained multiple injuries,
including a debilitating back injury. Doctors predicted that
Unfortunately, New York tennis fanatics wont get their dream Agassi v. Sampras finals. Sampras catches a break with Agassi out. Agassi returns home with girlfriend Steffi Graff there to support him through his hardship and the Open is left with Queens native John McEnroes verbal volleys to keep things interesting.
Cops And College
Lots of people inside and outside of the NYPD are wondering how Mayor Rudolph Giulianis choice of Bernard Kerick will affect police recruitment requirements.
Police applicants are currently required to have 60 college credits to be considered for admission to the Police Academy. Those applicants who pass the written NYPD test, but who do not have the 60 credits, are placed on a waiting list for up to three years to give them time to "complete their education," sources said.
Kerick, an eight-year NYPD veteran, was appointed in 1986 without the benefit of a college degree. Kerick, a high school dropout, holds a GED (equivalency diploma). When questioned about Kericks lack of formal education, Rudy said it "wasnt necessary" and that the former NYC Corrections commissioner would "do just fine without it."
That statement has prompted would-be cops and NYPD insiders to wonder if the same logic would be now applied to those seeking jobs as police officers.
QConfidential spoke to two 27-year-old Queens men who passed the NYPD test but were put on the waiting list until they gather the required credits.
"Its a double standard," they said. "We have to wait to work on the street while the commissioner sits in his office with less education than we have now," one of the men said.
On The Way Up
Forest Hills resident and playwright John Attanas may soon join the ranks of Paul Simon, Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano and a host of other Queens natives that have hit the big time in show business.
Attanas new play, Memorial Days, a light-hearted romantic farce about two brothers in love with a woman engaging in an affair with their cousin, is now playing off-Broadway at the Home Grown Theater in Manhattan.
The funny and fatal events that occur when its discovered that the object of the boys affection is messing around with another family member unfold over a series of Memorial Day weekends at a vacation spot in the Adirondack Mountains.
Attanas is no stranger to tales of humorous romances. The former Russell Sage Junior High student also penned the dark comedies Hermione: Tales of Sexual Frustration and Cute Lonely Guys Looking For You both of which ran off-Broadway.
Feeling the full strength of his Queens population, one rat recently took his demand for equal subway rights to the people.
Tired of walking long distances in between the track trash, the rat entered the R trains last car right along with the passengers at 67 Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. on August 22.
However, his fellow passengers reportedly did not take well to the rodents right to ride, and proceeded to stand on their seats until the cars rolled into Continental Avenue. Having reached his stop, the rat waited for the doors to open and peacefully exited.
Its no tail . . . thats equal rights for you, Queens style.
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