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Armstrong’s bronze medal evoked after doping admission on Oprah


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

His record just got weaker.

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong must fork over the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Olympics Games in Sydney, an International Olympic Committee spokesperson said today.

This comes hours before the first of a two-part interview between Armstrong and Oprah Winfrey, in which it’s been said the cyclist will admit to doping and then lying about it.

Armstrong won seven Tour de France titles between 1999 and 2005; the International Cycling Union revoked the titles last October, however, when Armstrong was found to have used performance enhancing drugs during the competitions. Armstrong denied the allegations practically right until the interview with Winfrey.
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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Tuesday: Overcast. High of 45. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tuesday night: Overcast with ice pellets and rain, then ice pellets and rain after midnight. Low of 36. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90% .

EVENT OF THE DAY: NYC Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week has started in NYC. From now until February 9 (Saturdays are excluded and Sundays are optional) participating restaurants have special prix-fixe menus with a three-course lunch for $25 and dinner for $38. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

School bus strike officially announced, will begin Wednesday

Local 1181 representatives announced a strike will begin among school bus drivers on Wednesday, January 16. Read more: Queens Courier

Sandy aid bill moves toward House vote amid gridlock

Area lawmakers hoping to push a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package through the House face roadblocks by fiscal conservatives seeking offsetting spending cuts to pay for recovery efforts as well as funding cuts for projects they say are unrelated to the Oct. 29 storm. Read more: ABC New York

NY passes toughest gun control law in nation

New York lawmakers agreed to pass the toughest gun control law in the nation and the first since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, and now dare other states and Washington to follow. Read more: Fox New York

NYC train operators told by union to slow down, MTA disapproves

Subway trains are entering stations more slowly after the transit workers union put out advisory signs instructing drivers to take greater caution, but the MTA says the move throws off subway schedules and is counterproductive to straphanger safety. Read more: NBC New York

NYC to hold off on oversized sugary drink fines for 3 months

Soda sellers are set to get a three-month grace period from fines for violating New York City’s upcoming crackdown on supersized sugary drinks, but a size limit still is set to take effect as planned in March, officials said Monday. Read more: CBS New York

Public takes its shots at Armstrong after reported admission to Oprah

The court of public opinion weighed in decidedly against Lance Armstrong after he reportedly admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs to push his cycling career into high gear. Read more: CNN

 

 

 

Queens standoff ends in suicide


| jlane@queenscourier.com

Graphic by Jay Lane

Queens standoff ends in suicide

A nearly four-hour standoff between an emotionally disturbed Queens man and police ended tragically when the subject was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. Officers arrived at the apartment on 68th Street in Glendale at around 6:40 p.m. after the 31-year-old man’s wife called police to say she received text messages from him threatening to kill himself, cops said. Read More: New York Post

 

Attorney for ‘Madam’ puts own condo up for collateral so she can make bond

The Upper East Side’s alleged hockey-mom madam could be sprung today. Anna Gristina’s lawyer, Peter Gleason, will offer to put his own TriBeCa loft up as collateral to free the mom of four — who is charged with running a multimillion-dollar prostitution ring — on $2 million bond, The Post has learned. The paperwork, to be filed today in Manhattan Criminal Court, must still be approved by Judge Juan Merchan. Read More: New York Post

 

Cancer kid in TV bid

A leukemia-stricken 7-year-old Queens boy and his 6-year-old pal might wind up as reality-TV stars because of their effort to find bone-marrow donors. Luis Danvers, of Jamaica, and Jack Szablewski, of Brick, NJ, met at a bone-marrow drive and found a common goal — to encourage as many people as possible to register as donors. “People need to get swabbed because we want to save Luis’ life,” said Jack, noting his friend has not found a match. The kids were filmed yesterday for a reality pilot being pitched by photographer Tricia Messeroux. Read More: New York Post

 

Gay-threat lawsuit vs. MTA

A former MTA coach cleaner was subjected to frightening homophobic bigotry by his co-workers in Grand Central Terminal — including some who’d sing a song about killing gays, an explosive discrimination lawsuit says. “Kill them f–kers dead,” one of Reginal Jenkins’ cruel colleagues sang to him as others laughed, the suit says. “It was crazy,” Jenkins, 40, told The Post. “I was scared.” Read More: New York Post

 

Whitney Houston’s daughter tells Oprah Winfrey: My mother’s spirit visits me and tells me to ‘keep moving, baby’

Whitney Houston’s only child says her mother’s spirit visits her and encourages her “to keep moving, baby.” In her first interview since her mother died, Bobbi Kristina Brown said her mother was “my everything” and still comforts her. Read More: Daily News