MORNING BUZZ (4/9): UPS will to talk to Teamsters, Photo released for check thief & Wednesday events

Your 3 minute read at 8 a.m. every day. 20 top news items in 20 words + events of the day.

Wednesday, April 9

Weather
• Sunny with a high of 59.

Top Stories
• South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius broke down on the witness stand as he faces cross-examination for the killing of his girlfriend today.

• Unless they leave government buildings, Ukraine’s new interior minister vows to use force against pro-Russian protestors.

• New data shows that many doctors have been racking up millions of dollars in Medicare payouts.

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Boy Scouts Soap Box Derby Sat, Apr 12th 12:00PM 20 to 30 home made soap boxes racing and showing off.  PS 144 93-02 69th Avenue, Forest Hills.

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Queens News
• Court begins on June 2 after a federal judge rejected Sen. Malcolm Smith’s bid to delayhis fraud and bribery trial.

• A state assemblyman says his bus advertisement request to deport a Queens man suspected of Nazi war crimes were blocked.

• Police released an image of a man they say has been stealing checks from residential mailboxes in Forest Hills.

• UPS will meet with members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in response to a massive staffing cuts last month.

Entertainment
• World Wrestling star Ultimate Warrior is dead at 54.

• NBC is turning to viewers for ideas on their next sitcom series.

Opinion
• The New York Observer chimes in on Ferry problems.

• Rather than ignoring questions surrounding the release of Bishop Findlayter, amNY says de Blasio should address them.

Scoreboard
• Brooklyn completed a season sweep of the Heat with a 88-87 victory in Miami last night. The Nets head to Orlando tonight for a 7 p.m. meeting with the Magic.

• The Yankees were drubbed by the Orioles yesterday afternoon, 14-5. They have a rubber game against Baltimore tonight at 7:05 p.m. in the Bronx.

• The Mets spoiled the Braves’ home opener with a 4-0 shutout yesterday. They’ll be in Atlanta again tonight. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

• The Islanders fell to the Ottawa Senators, 4-1. The now head to Montreal for a matchup with the Canadiens tomorrow evening.

• The Rangers topped the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1, at The Garden last night. New York will take on the Sabres in Buffalo tomorrow.

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Beauty & The Beast Wed. Apr 9th & Thurs. Apr 10th @ 7:30PM OLH Drama Club Presents “Beauty & The Beast”. $10 Adults/ $5 Students (14 & under). Our Lady of Hope 61-21 71st Street, Middle Village 718-458-3535
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Real Estate
• Latest news - Plans for a 2,500-square-foot rooftop dining space is the first of its kind proposed in Bayside.

• For sale – Kew Gardens – One-bedroom, one full-bath, 900-square-foot prewar apartment. Asking $199,777.

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• For sale – Jamaica – Four-bedroom, two full-bathroom, single family home. Asking $375,000.Crifasi Real Estate
• Sold - Two-bedroom, one-bath, 1,000-square-foot co-op apartment at 8375 Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven for $155,000.

Employment
• Delivery Person needed - Full-time, Mon. to Fri. – Laundry supplies in NYC & LI; vehicle provided. Must have clean CDL (Type C okay). Ideal candidate is Hazmat Certified. Some inside work and heavy lifting. Call 718-429-1700

Health Awareness
• The World Health Organization says they want a concerted effort to drive down the cost of Hep C medication

• A promising new breakthrough in spinal chord surgery could help paralyzed patients. 

Events
• Bayside - Noon - Performance by Jennifer Gliere, soprano, and Steven Dahlke, baritone. Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave.

• Elmhurst - 2:30 - Councilman Daniel Dromm and the NYC Board of Elections  announce the reopening of polling sites. Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st St.

• Kew Gardens - 4 p.m. - Borough President Melinda Katz hosts tax lien assistance session. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens blvd.

• St. Albans - 6 p.m. - Reading, parenting workshops and crafts at Reading ROCKS! Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd.

• Astoria - 6 p.m. - Learn how to cultivate relationships with individual donors. Queens Council on the Arts. 37-11 35th St.

• Flushing - 7:30 p.m. - 109th Precinct Community Council Meeting. 37-05 Union St.

• Middle Village - 7:30 p.m. - Our Lady of Hope School Drama Club presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Our Lady of Hope Auditorium, 61-21 71st St.

• Hollis - 7:30 p.m. - Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting. 197-15 Hillside Ave.

• Glendale - 7:30 p.m. - Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. 61-23 Myrtle Ave.

• Forest Hills - 7:45 p.m. - Community Board 6 Monthly Meeting. 104-01 Metropolitan Ave.

• LIC - 8 p.m. - Chocolate Factory Theater presents Forested. $15. 5-49 49th St.

• Ozone Park - 8 p.m. - 106th Precinct Community Council Meeting. 103-53 101st St.

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