News archive from 20 March 2014, page 14

Revolutionary inventor R. Buckminster Fuller re-emerges in multimedia performance at Colony Theatre

Revolutionary inventor R. Buckminster Fuller re-emerges in multimedia performance at Colony Theatre

R. Buckminster Fuller was an inventor, architect, designer, engineer, philosopher, poet, public intellectual, teacher — and environmentalist, before that title was invented. One of the most famous figures of the 1960s, he spent decades...

 
Former guard at Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn imprisoned for sexually abusing inmate 

Former guard at Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn imprisoned for sexually abusing inmate 

A former federal counselor and guard at the embattled Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn was sentenced Wednesday to 16 months in prison for sexually abusing a female inmate. Theodore Raines, 60, had claimed the sexual contact was consensual and...

 
Saving with Susan: Buying lemons by the bag a bargain

Saving with Susan: Buying lemons by the bag a bargain

Next time you reach for a single lemon at the produce market, consider buying a whole bag instead. Recently I spotted single lemons for 79 cents and a bag of six for $3. Even if you need just one lemon for a single recipe, there are plenty of other...

 
Wolfgang Puck: Brighten up kale salad with lemon vinaigrette

Wolfgang Puck: Brighten up kale salad with lemon vinaigrette

Springtime's arrival announces the start of a wonderful time in farmers' markets, as some of the freshest, brightest, most tender and flavorful produce begins to fill growers' stands. It's no wonder that spring inspires cooks and food lovers...

 
Celebrity birthdays on March 20

Celebrity birthdays on March 20

Producer Carl Reiner is 92. Actor Hal Linden is 83. Actor William Hurt is 64. Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway is 57. Director Spike Lee is 57. Actress Theresa Russell is 57. Actress Holly Hunter is 56. Actor David Thewlis is 51. Actress Jessica Lundy is...

 

Kennedy Airport taxi dispatchers drive selves into custody after bribery sting

The meter stopped running Wednesday on a Kennedy Airport taxi scam. Sixteen crooked taxi dispatchers landed in handcuffs at the Queens airport after a sting operation caught them taking cash bribes from cabbies seeking extra fares, officials charged....

 

Send us your Easter brunch info

Easter plans: Is your restaurant planning an Easter brunch or special menu? The Free Press wants to include you on its list. Send information about your menu, serving hours, costs for all ages, reservation policy, address and phone number. E-mail it...

 

Amy Dickinson: Tell sister-in-law that 5 birth sisters want their time

Dear Amy: My partner and I often commiserate on the questions in your column and find them entertaining. Now I have a question for you. My partner is the eldest in a family of five daughters and one brother. Her brother's wife, “Madame X,” is fairly...

 
Bonnie-and-Clyde duo stealing wallets from straphangers in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn: cops

Bonnie-and-Clyde duo stealing wallets from straphangers in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn: cops

Straphangers beware: A new Bonnie-and-Clyde team is eyeing your wallets. Cops are hunting a pair of crafty crooks responsible for more than 10 thefts on city buses and subway lines since October. The conniving couple targeted nine women and two men at...

 

Carolyn Hax: Teach kids some ways to help homeless people

Dear Carolyn: Any suggestions for explaining to a 7-year-old why I don't give change to every panhandler who asks for it? I walk her to school through an urban area and have already deflected her questions about this more times than I care to admit. —...

 

'Tintin Au Congo' book banned from Brooklyn libraries for depicting Africans as monkeys

Brooklyn's chief librarian has yanked a nearly 80-year-old book from the shelves because it depicts Africans as monkeys. Tintin Au Congo is the only book in the city library system hidden from public view after a reader complained that it was...

 
Older Michigan players give pointers to freshmen on handling NCAA tournament hoopla

Older Michigan players give pointers to freshmen on handling NCAA tournament hoopla

MILWAUKEE - They were so close. Last spring, as Michigan raced to the national championship game, Zak Irvin and Derrick Walton Jr. were outside the bubble. They were connected to the program, having signed a letter-of-intent the previous fall, but...

 
'Bushwick 32' get vindication: City settles with Brooklyn teens arrested on way to friends' wake

'Bushwick 32' get vindication: City settles with Brooklyn teens arrested on way to friends' wake

It's been more than two years since nearly three dozen young people were arrested as they headed to a friend's wake - a controversial Brooklyn bust that triggered countless court appearances and missed days of school and work. Today, many members of...

 
Civil Service: Governor Cuomo vetoes bill to raise pay for 8,000 state managers and confidential secretaries

Civil Service: Governor Cuomo vetoes bill to raise pay for 8,000 state managers and confidential secretaries

Gov. Cuomo delivered a familiar message to 8,000 state managers and confidential secretaries whose pay raises have been on ice for the last five years. Wait till next year. The Governor on Friday vetoed a bill that would have granted the wage hikes...

 
Ex-'American Idol' star & Queens native Jared Cotter eyes rock, and TV talent

Ex-'American Idol' star & Queens native Jared Cotter eyes rock, and TV talent

Four years after his "American Idol" run, Queens crooner Jared Cotter is racking up awards for writing hit songs. But Cotter, best known for collaborating with Top 40 sensation Jay Sean, told the Daily News that he would love to change...

 

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