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MORNING BUZZ (4/8): Pedophile pleads guilty, Prolific graffiti tagger nabbed & Tuesday events

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20 top news items, 8:30 a.m. every day. 3 minutes & you’re a star at the water cooler.
 
 Tuesday, April 8

Weather
• Showers with a high of 64.

Top Stories
• Russia’s foreign ministry warns that forceful dislodging of pro-Kremlin separatists could lead to a Ukrainian civil war.

• Former Olympic Oscar Pistorius apologizes to Reeva Steenkamp’s family in court testimony, says he was “besotted” with her.

• The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to renew long-term unemployment benefits.

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Queens News
• Cops have nabbed a prolific graffiti vandal responsible for defacement of more than 30 sites across Queens.

• A memorial service was held last night for the four victims who died when their friend’s vehicle plunged into Newtown Creek.

• A Queens man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two 7-year-old girls in South Ozone Park last year.

Entertainment
• Game of Thrones season opener drew so many viewers that it crashed HBO’s app.

• Director Richard Donner confirms that a sequel to The Goonies is in the works.

Opinion
• What’s wrong with a healthy dose of rivalry between the FDNY and the NYPD?According to amNY, nothing.

• The Post wonders when women can start celebrating their victories instead of being characterized as victims of inequality.

Scoreboard
• USA today says the Uconn upset is “almost impossible to believe.”

• Mets will face the Atlanta Braves tonight at 7:10 p.m. away following a 2-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds Sunday.

• Yankees continue their series against the Baltimore Orioles in a home game at 1:05 p.m. today following a 2-4 win yesterday.

• Nets face the Miami Heat today at 8 p.m. away following a 105-101 win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.

• Islanders face the Ottawa Senators tonight at 7 p.m. in a home game following a 0-4 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Sunday.

• Rangers face the Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m. in a home game following a 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

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Real Estate
• Latest News – There is a turf war in progress among independent real estate brokers in the five boroughs.

• For sale – Queens Village – Four-bedroom, two full-bath, single-family home with a finished basement built in 1935. Asking $265,000.
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• For sale – Auburndale – Four-bedroom, two full-bath, 1,884-square-foot, two story multi-family home and a two car garage. Asking $749,000.
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• Sold – Woodhaven – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,000 sq. ft. apartment at 8375 Woodhaven Blvd. sold for $155,000.

Technology
• Microsoft will stop providing support to Windows XP users today.

• Reviews are in on one of the most highly anticipated smart phones of the year.

Events
• Whitestone – 1 p.m. – Senator Tony Avella joins the Greater Whitestone Taxpayers and Civic Association to announce funding for the GWTCA. Whitestone Armory, 150-74 6th Ave.

• Rockaway Beach – 2:30 p.m. – Elected officials and community members gather to announce completed installation of security cameras in the Hammels Houses. Beach 86th St. and Rockaway Beach Blvd.

• Richmond Hill – 6:30 p.m. – Elected officials to attend a press conference discussing the Richmond Hill High School Annex. Richmond Hill HS Auditorium, 89-30 114th St.

• Far Rockaway – 7 p.m. – Community Board 14 Monthly Meeting. 1931 Mott Ave.

• Corona – 7 p.m. – Community Board 4 Monthly Meeting. 46-11 104th St.

• Kew Gardens – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 9 Monthly Meeting. Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., room 310A.

• LIC – 8 p.m. – Launch of Titanic: Window on Emigration exhibit. New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave.

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April 8th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

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