Models Of Queens
Women Of Soccer
Penny of Whitestone was our Tribune Model of Queens on August 16, 2001. Now she's Miss October in the "Women
of Soccer" calendar available online at: www.womenofsoccer.com.
may have been more than one reason why quintessential Queensite Louie
Armstrong thought to himself, “What A Wonderful World.”
to an ABC News story, tapes of “Satchmo” archived at Queens College
feature the legendary trumpeter talking about one of his favorite daily
habits – tooting on marijuana cigarettes.
said marijuana, which he called “gage,” was preferable to alcohol,
because it promoted “better thoughts” and brought “warmth” from
Armstrong tapes were recorded nightly from the late 1940s until his death
dictated his private thoughts and conversations into a tape recorder.
to archivists, he recorded more than 650 reels and decorated the tape
boxes with his own collages.
Gene Simmons of the rock group Kiss has confirmed last week’s QConfidential story about the band performing their final concert in Queens.
signing copies of his new autobiography Kiss and Makeup at the
Virgin Megastore in Times Square Jordan Goldes, KISS fan and press
secretary to Congressman Gary Ackerman,asked him about the story.
said Kiss will perform their
final show at Flushing’s Shea Stadium. No date has been set though and
they may tour Europe first. He also confirmed that he lived in Flushing
and Bayside and graduated from Newtown High School before moving into his
Beverly Hills mansion. He said he was born in Israel and emigrated to New
York during his early childhood years.
In response to other questions, the rock star plugged his book (above), now on the New York Times bestseller list.
Listen Both Ways Before You Cross
and sight-impaired residents of Queens have traditionally been forced to
rely on walking sticks, seeing-eye dogs and the kindness of strangers to
be able to cross busy streets. That is not the case any longer.
NYC Department of Transportation has installed hundreds of Accessible
Pedestrian Signals (APS) throughout Queens.
audible signals, from little white boxes placed above electronic crossing
signs at busy intersections, emit a beeping
noise while the crossing sign flashes “Walk.”
APS boxes are monitored constantly to make sure they work correctly, and
are made louder at busier intersections.
boxes are placed at intersections near schools for the blind and near
nursing homes. In addition, if a blind person calls the Queens DOT
Commissioner’s office, he or she can request a
box be placed at a light near their home.
a box was placed at 256th St.
and Hillside Ave. at the request of a blind person living in the area.
inquire about getting a box at an intersection or street corner, call
Queens DOT Borough Commissioner at 391-2718.
at the New York State Power Authority told QConf that Queens
residents will have no fear of power outages during summer 2002.
will be plenty of juice to light up the Big Apple, but not as a result of
new, controversial generators that were installed in 2001, sources said.
tragically, the surge comes with the fall of the World Trade Center. The
Twin Towers consumed as much power as 100,000 private homes – enough
electricity to keep residents cool throughout the worst heat wave, they
To A School Near You
Laxatives could soon be a thing of the past, at least for Queens
kids, if the feds have their way with prunes and veggies.
According to the Agriculture Department (USDA), Congress wants our
kids to “eat healthy,” and has cooked up a program — now in the
testing phase — to creatively blend prunes, sweet potatoes, and
vegetables in foods on the school menu.
Master schoolhouse chefs are whipping up a brew of prune
burgers and sweet potato pancakes, soon to be included on school luncheon
buffets nationwide, report USDA officials.
While the broccoli guacamole fell flat on its taco chip, the
flame-broiled, grilled flavored prune burger seemed to pass muster amongst
fifth- and sixth-grade taste testers, who are under pressure to determine
the fate of school lunches.
Q Conf spoke with a representative of USDA, who
reported the plan will soon fire-up ovens in our area.
your kids start using the bathroom with more regularity, you might owe it
all to Uncle Sam.
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