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A man who tried but failed to lure a 12-year-old girl into his vehicle on March 5 in Queens is being sought by police.
A man who tried but failed to lure a 12-year-old girl into his vehicle in Queens on March 5 is being sought by police.
It was shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday that a new Guinness World Record was set when the United States Tennis Association brought together 406 youngsters from various local youth organizations for the “largest tennis lesson” in history.
It took place inside the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows Park, kicking off the celebration of World Tennis Day and thousands of USTA Play Events throughout the month of March. They are intended to encourage families and children to give the sport a try.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson generated headlines when he told fellow team executives that he expects the Mets to win 90 games in 2014. Alderson’s remark generated understandable guffaws from even optimistic types because the Mets have come closer to losing 90 games in a season the last five years than they have to winning that many.
Even if Sandy knows he’s just blowing the kind of smoke now legal in Colorado, I can’t really fault him. Frankly, I’m surprised he didn’t guarantee a parade down the Canyon of Heroes in late October or early November. The name of the game this time of year is to energize the Mets fan base, which has been understandably lethargic. Having five straight losing seasons, and going into this one with what Metsblog.com is reporting as the seventh-lowest payroll in the majors, will tend to depress ticket sales even among the diehards.
St. Patrick’s Day came early in Sunnyside. Children wearing bright green shamrock-shaped hats waved and smiled to the rainbow of people parading down Skillman Avenue in the St. Patrick’s Day for All Parade on Sunday. Though it was a cold March day, the spirit of love and equality fueled the crowds of dancers, marching bands, bagpipers, activists, politicians and spectators.
Many of the participants, including Mayor de Blasio, will not be marching up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on March 17 because lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people have been barred from openly partaking in the event with banners and as organized groups since 1991.
Sports fans are well aware of the number of can’t-miss top draft picks in baseball, football and basketball who were never able to live up to expectations, much to the chagrin of the teams that signed them to lucrative contracts and the fans whose hopes were dashed. As former Mets star Rusty Staub famously quipped, “Potential means that you haven’t accomplished anything yet!”
The pop music world is littered with artists who looked like big hit makers but for one reason or another failed to light the charts on fire. “American Idol” fans can recite the names of most of the past winners as proof.
St. Albans resident DeAndra Scott, center, a senior at SUNY-Old Westbury, last week was named to the All-Skyline Conference Women’s Basketball First Team.
This is the second straight year that Scott, who was the conference’s player of the year in the 2012-13 season, has received the postseason honor.
No matter the stress facing a college sports team or its fans as the playoffs creep closer, Senior Day is always a thrilling moment for everyone involved.
The graduating members of the team are the subjects of a ceremony honoring their achievements while graduating fans take in the excitement of going to their school’s game one more time.
(NAPSI)—Here’s intriguing news for parents, their young athletes and anyone interested in America’s past and present: The world’s largest youth sports organization is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary. From its humble beginnings in 1939 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania with 30 players to today’s reach of more than 2.4 million players and 1 million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries, Little League has continued to thrive by sticking to its fundamental values-community, family, friendly competition, and relationships that last a lifetime.
(BPT) - Fifty-six percent of adults who completed home improvements in the past year spent $1,000 or more, according to The Scarborough Report. Next time you’re faced with a home improvement project, instead of wasting money throwing away fixable objects or hiring professionals for quick and easy repairs and improvements, keep these money-saving tips in mind. Here are five simple life hacks to help you throughout your entire home and trying one just might make you $40,000 richer!
One man sports his shamrock shades.
(BPT) - Determined, vivacious, passionate – a lot of words describe America’s estimated 78 million baby boomers. This spirited group is redefining their golden years, staying active by working, traveling and enjoying the great outdoors. They know that in order to live life to the fullest, they must make their health a priority, and many are dramatically affecting their personal well-being with a few key activities that take 10 minutes or less a day to complete.
(BPT) - Healthy food that also tastes good is always in vogue and now it’s getting a spring makeover.
(NewsUSA) - With the economy still so tepid that about 75 percent of all new jobs created this year were part-time, guess which occupation is expected to see an employment growth rate that's faster than the average of all others?
(StatePoint) We are living in the midst of one of the most exciting eras of television and technology -- from edge-of-your seat action series to big game sports. And with more great films becoming available at home sooner, and gaming becoming increasingly realistic, the need for superior home entertainment systems is growing.
The National Football League generated backpage headlines this past weekend when it was learned that the league is pushing for penalties and possible game suspensions for players who use the “N-word” slur during a game. The NFL was acting primarily in response to such lunkheads as the Miami Dolphins’ Richie Incognito and the Philadelphia Eagles’ Riley Cooper, who brought shame to themselves and the NFL last year by using that disgusting term.
Sorry, ACLU supporters, I support the NFL’s decision in this matter. What wasn’t clear, however, was if NFL referees will have the power to issue penalties for slurs made against other ethnic groups, races or differing sexual orientations. If you are trying to take a principled and responsible stand against prejudice, then you can’t have situations where some groups are protected and others are not.
Professor Mary Beth Schaefer speaks to the students of the After-School All-Stars program on Friday at St. John’s University. The university hosted a week-long college immersion session in which the children sit in on classes and attend workshops.
The winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia are barely over, but anticipation for the next ones in PyeongChang, South Korea is starting to grow among the area’s Korean-American community.
But four years is a long time away and South Korea is a long distance away, so the excitement is only just gaining momentum.
John Bowne High School will host its first cheerleading competition on March 9, after starting its own successful program two years ago.
The event, which begins at 11 a.m., is open to city schools for all ages and divisions and will feature a certified panel of judges. Bowne is located at 63-25 Main St. in Flushing.
They aren’t proud Johnnies just yet, but last week, a group of middle school students partaking in the national After-School All-Stars program were able to experience the average day of a St. John’s University scholar.
From Feb. 18 to Feb. 21, 45 seventh- and eighth-graders from MS 216 in Fresh Meadows and MS 217 in Jamaica sat in on college classes, toured the St. John’s campus and took part in workshops as an introduction to what college life will look like.
The door leading to the NCAA Tournament that St. John’s kicked ajar over the course of their month-long hot streak has slowly started to creep shut this week.
For teams that are on the so-called “tournament bubble” late in the season, the importance of every game is magnified.
(BPT) - Some home improvements are simply worth a larger investment to achieve outstanding results. The extra investment ensures optimum returns in value, beauty and livability. Indoors, kitchens and baths rate that extra attention. Outdoors, decks are the pinnacle of great home improvements.
(NewsUSA) - Named after a small town in her home state of Idaho, Picabo Street gained fame as an Olympic gold medalist and World Cup ski champion. But her career might've literally gone downhill had she not turned to chiropractic care.
(Family Features) You may wonder whether it's important to take care of your child's first teeth, which will fall out in early childhood. However, healthy adult teeth start with healthy teeth during childhood. That's why starting infants off with good oral care can help protect their teeth for decades to come.
The combination of the press conference for pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and Derek Jeter’s announcement that this will be his last season certainly put the spotlight on the Yankees last week. That may be one reason why news of the Mets’ refinancing of a massive loan did not get a lot of play. Nonetheless it is a big story with plenty of troubling implications for Mets fans.
Bloomberg.com sports financial correspondent Kavitha Davidson wrote in her Feb. 6 article that the Mets were on the verge of delaying repayment of a $250 million loan issued by Bank of America for another seven years. Davidson cited New York Post financial columnist Josh Kosman’s Jan. 30 article saying the massive balloon payment was due this spring. Davidson took pains to point out that Kosman wrote that the new loan agreement did not restrict the Mets payroll the way the previous financial agreement did. It’s that aspect of the original covenant that raised my eyebrows.