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

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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. 


• 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 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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