MORNING BUZZ (8/28): Fired library trustee defends decisions, Drug smuggler shoots at Marshals

Your 3 minute daily read on the M, 7 or J train at 8 a.m. 20 news items people will be talking about all day.

Thursday, August 28

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 82.

Top Stories
• A CDC worker was flown back to the U.S. after Ebola exposure.

• Captured journalist Steve Sotloff’s mother has uploaded a video pleading for her son’s life.

• A policeman’s stray bullet struck and killed a Cops camera crew member in Omaha, Nebraska (Meanwhile in Mohave County, Arizona, a 9-year-old girl shot and killed a gun instructor with an uzi).

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Queens News

• Fired Queens Library trustee George Stamatiades defended decisions made by the board following his dismissal by the borough president.

• A drug smuggler opened fire on U.S. Marshals in Springfield Gardens. He was shot in the left hand, no officers were wounded. 

• A man posing as a luxury cab driver brutally tossed a child into the sidewalk after trying to sexually assault the mother on Queens Boulevard.

Entertainment
• TV’s “Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden has been charged with the aggravated rape of a 12-year-old girl.

• ABC has announced its next “Bachelor,” and this time its a hunky farmer from Iowa.

Opinion
• The Supreme Court makes it nearly impossible to properly serve justice to bad cops, an op-ed contributor to the Times writes.

• The Queens Examiner endorses Tony Avella for the Senate Democratic Primary race.Read why.

Scoreboard
• After beating the Braves 3-2 on Tuesday, the Mets lost 3-2 to the team last night. The third and final game of the series starts tonight at 7:10 p.m. in Flushing.

• Yankees beat the Tigers 8-4 in their second of three games. Third game of the series is today at 1:08 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Latest news – This map is an easy guide to all of the developments happening around Willets Point.

• For sale – Jackson Heights – One-bedroom, one-bath, with granite counters and a full basement. Asking $379,000.
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• For sale – Bayside – Two-bedroom, two-bath, newly renovated condominium. Asking $645,000.
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• Sold – Bellerose - A 1,590 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom, single family home sold for $470,000 at 8825 239th St.

Family/Parenting
• Here are some important parenting lessons that we can take from popular movies.

• An interesting new study shows that the way that couples play with dolls together can be a predictor for how well they will deal with parenthood. 

Events

• Woodside – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Free Breast Cancer Screening. Head Start Center, 60-02 Roosevelt Ave.

• Forest Hills – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Annual Back to School Fair for Forestdale families. Forestdale, Inc., 67-35 112th St.

• Rockaway – 12 p.m. – Last chance to go on a whale and dolphin watching cruise on The American Princess. Departs from Riis Landing, Breezy Point (intersection of State Rd. and Heinzelman Rd.) Check out AmericanPrincessCruises.com for more info. and for prices.

• Dutch Kills – 2 p.m. – Councilmember Jimmy van Bramer announces the expansion of the DOE Fund, southeast corner of intersection at 36th Ave. & 29th St.

• LIC – 6 p.m. – The LOT LIC hosts free screening of “The Triplets of Belleville.” Food, drinks and music from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by the film screening, 43-29 Crescent St.

• Forest Hills – 6 p.m. – Learn beginners Chinese with Lin San. North Forest Park Library. 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

• Woodhaven – 7 p.m. – 38th District Part “A” and “B” Regular Democratic Clubs “Primary Rally” Meeting. American Legion Hall, 89th Ave & 91st St.

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