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MORNING BUZZ (5/19): Cop pulls out gun in Queens Blvd. club, World’s Fair anniversary bash & Monday events

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Queens Daily News Ticker

The NYPA award-winning Morning Buzz – A quick top-news synopsis every day at 8 a.m.

Monday, May 19

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 72.

Top Stories
• The president of South Korea will disband the coast guard after the botched rescue of a sinking ferry that left over 300 people dead.

• AT&T has made a $48.5 billion bid to buy out DirecTV, seeking to link the cellular and television businesses.

• Russian President Vladimir Putin said he has ordered troops deployed in regions near Ukraine to return home.

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Queens News
• Flushing Meadows celebrated the 50th and 75th anniversaries of two World’s Fairs on Sunday with great success.

• An off-duty corrections officer was arrested early Sunday morning after pulling out a gun at a nightclub on Queens Boulevard.

• Two Queens men say they were falsely arrested and thrown in a cell with a murderer just to get him to confess.

Entertainment
• Michael Jackson returned to the Billboard Music Awards via hologram last night.

• Weekend Box Office

1) Godzilla – $93.2 million

2) Neighbors - $26.99 million

3) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $16.8 million

4) Million Dollar Arm – $10.5 million

Opinion
• The New York Daily News believes that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s teacher contract is too generous.

• President Obama needs to be tougher on colleges that overcharge their students into crushing debt, writes the New York Times.

Scoreboard
• The Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates split a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. Watch the recap here. The Yankees visit the Chicago Cubs tomorrow at 8:05 p.m.

• Wilson Ramos dove in four runs, leading the Washington Nationals to a 6-3 victory over the Mets. Watch the recap here. The Mets take on the Dodgers tomorrow at 7:10 p.m.

• The New York Rangers continue their quest for the Stanley Cup tonight in Montreal against the Canadiens. New York leads the series, 1-0, after a a 7-2 victory on Saturday.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – An LIC Hotel site sold for $5 million.

• For sale – Ridgewood – A semi-detached, brick two-family with a wide driveway and a two-car garage. Six rooms over five rooms, Box bedrooms, full finished basement, walk to L train. Asking $738,000.
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• For sale – Glendale – A semi-detached one-family with three bedrooms, a garage and a yard. Finished basement with bathroom, oak floors, eat-in kitchen, and only a short walk to local schools and shops. Asking $518,000.
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• Sold - Elmhurst – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 850-square-foot apartment at 86-05 60th Rd. for $190,000.
Events

• Fresh Meadows – 11 a.m. – Elected officials and residents call attention to dangerous street cave-in. 75-46 179th St.

• Douglaston - 5 p.m. – P.S. 98 chess tournament, open to everyone. Registration fee $30. 40-20 235th St.

• Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Queens Borough Board Meeting. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Jamaica – 7 p.m. – 113th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting. Precinct HQ, 167-02 Baisley Blvd.

• Corona – 7 p.m. – 110th Precinct Community Council. Flander’s Field VFW Post #150, 51-11 108th St.

Written by QTadmin

May 19th, 2014 at 4:05 pm

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