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Monday, May 19, 2003
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6A STATE Fun making music 36 ''' Ifi. ffiggirri aBBBiaiBBBBlcislaBr. , izfi'HMHKirB'TS'tA? TTie Associated Press Conductor Gil Rose, right, directs Vida Lecari, left, to squeeze her Music Shaper. an instrument that lets players produce and explore musical material, during a rehearsal for Tod Machover's Toy Symphony at the Winter Garden Saturday in New York Composer and inventor Tod Machover and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab created high - tech music toys to introduce children to music and allow them to perform and compose music with professional musicians. METRONEWS M ETROPOLITAN NEW YORK Pit bull fatally attacks 75 - year - old woman CORTLANDT A pit bull fatally attacked a 75 - year - old Westchester woman Friday as she sat in the dog owner's living room, a published report said. Bonnie Page was visiting her landlord, Nancy Delaney, when the dog jumped from its owner's lap and attacked Page, biting her in the face, The Journal News of Westchester reported Sunday. Page died after losing massive amounts of blood. Delaney, who wrestled the dog away from the woman, was treated for wounds on her arms and legs, the newspaper said. The dog, a 2 - year - old American Staffordshire terrier, a type of pit bull, was being at a police station until authorities could decide what to do with the animal. Police told the newspaper the dog was considered well - mannered and obedient. No charges have been filed. The Westchester County district attorney declined comment. Tolls rise on Manhattan bridges and tunnels NEW YORK People driving over bridges run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority should be prepared to spend a little extra to travel, thanks to a toll increase that has taken effect. Drivers will have to come up with $2 at the Marine Parkway, .Henry Hudson and Cross Bay Bridge, while spending $4 at the Tri - boro, Throgs Neck and Whitestone Bridges, and Queens Midtown and Brooklyn Battery Tunnels. The Ver - razano Narrows bridge will now charge $8. The toll increases took effect Sunday morning. On Friday, a Manhattan judge denied a request from the Automobile Club of New York to stop the Metropolitan Transportation Authority from raising the tolls. Sharpton: Mayor must explain woman's death NEW YORK Mayor Michael Bloomberg must meet with community leaders to explain the death of a Harlem woman after a botched police raid, civil rights activist Al Sharpton said Sunday. Sharpton, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, called the death of Alberta Spruill early Friday "an outrage." Spruill, 57, died of an apparent heart attack after police detonated a flash grenade and handcuffed her during a raid. An informant had identified her apartment on West 143rd Street as one used by a drug, dealer to stash cocaine and heroin, police said. After realizing their mistake, Teens charged with having pot, alcohol DARIEN CENTER Sixty - five teenagers were busted over the weekend for underage drinking or for having marijuana at a graduation party at a theme park billed as alcohol - and drug - free. The teens were among an estimated 7,000 who turned out for the annual "Grad Night," which ran from Friday night to early Satur day at Six Flags Darien Lake, 25 miles east of Buffalo. Fifty - seven students were accused of unlawful possession of alcohol, a violation of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, according to Genesee County sheriff's deputies. Four were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana; four others were charged with both crimes, deputies said. All posted $50 bail and were issued tickets.to appear in court 7 Tie Associated Press MONDAY, MAY 19, 2003 POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL Bad feelings over budget may be slow to ebb By Joel Stashenko The Associated Press ALBANY Having gotten their way against Gov. George Pata - ki on the state budget, legislative leaders in Albany say they hope they can resume working productively 'with the governor on the rest of the Legislature's business in 2003. The Legislature imposed its $93 billion spending plan on Pataki by overriding 119 vetoes the governor made to the budget. That effectively ended an increasingly rough verbal battle between the Republican governor and the bipartisan tandem of Republican Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno and Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Or did it? "It's time to move on, to heal some of whatever hurt that's there and to bear in mind that this Analysis was never intended to be a political difference," said Bruno, who is normally an ally of Pataki's. "This is a legislative difference between the executive branch and the Legislature. It is a difference of opinion." But the hard feelings could linger. Pataki hammered away for weeks at the Legislature, calling their spending plan a "catastrophe" and a "disaster" and threatening to hold lawmakers accountable for voting for income and sales tax increases and higher spending. Plan criticized He said the Legislature's spending plan is riddled with unconstitutional passages and he practically invited taxpayers to sue the Legislature over the way the tax increases were implemented. The governor said he might sue himself. Pataki also said a $2.7 billion WHAT'S NEXT STATE BUDGET Pataki said his legal . experts have been combing the budget bills approved by lawmakers for unconstitutional sections and other alleged. Illegalities. jo has not said if he will sue,' and It Is unclear what practical effect a lawsuit would have on the budget. Pataki won court challenges to the 1998 and 2001. state budgets, but those rulings came long after the fiscal, years In question had ended. Legislative leaders say thellhave their chambers override Pataki's veto of the New York City bailout bill. bailout bill for New York City which the governor vetoed late last week legislative leaders say they'll override his veto this week is "clearly unconstitutional." Bruno came close to calling Pataki a liar during the budget battle and faced charges from Conservative Party head Michael Long and others of betraying Pataki by making a budget deal - with Silver. "I'm hopeful that we'll go forward," Bruno said. "Here in this state, it's a heck of a lot better for everyone when you're governor to deal with the executive and the Legislature in tandem and as partners than it is to be in adversarial positions." Silver, who has frequently clashed with Pataki over budgets and other legislation, said he also wanted to re - establish a productive relationship with Pataki. "I would suggest to him (Pataki) that it is time to move on, time to lead once again, time for anger is over," Silver said. "It's the time to move forward." police officers apologized to Spruill, who said she had a heart condition, authorities said. An ambulance was summoned after Spruill began to have difficulty breathing, but she went into cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital. Sharpton said he sent the Republican mayor a telegram Sunday and expected to meet with him soon. NYC hiker rescued after getting lost In mountains HART'S LOCATION, N.H. A Columbia University student, hiking with her father and brother, became lost in the White Mountains for about 11 hours before she was found safe at 2:30 Sunday morning. Laura Coradetti, 20, was found by Fish and Game officers a few hundred yards off the trail. Fish and Game Sgt. Jim Goss said. Coradetti, an inexperienced hiker, had no gear or light. She had begun hiking with her father, Thomas Coradetti, of Princeton, N.J., and her brother. After about an hour, she began having stomach pains and turned back to return to the car at about 3 p.m. while her father and brother continued, Goss said. When she began to feel better, she tried to catch up but missed the turn to Mount Crawford. Father and son returned to find her missing, searched for a while and then called for help at about 8 p.m. Three Fish and Game officers began searching at about 9:30 p.m., ancfshe heard them calling five hours later. Police identify suspect in missing woman's death NEW YORK Police have identified a suspect in the killing of a woman who was discovered dead after having been missing since April. At a news conference in Brooklyn, police said they believe Kayson Pearson, 21, is a suspect in the death of Ramona Moore, a 21 - year - old Hunter College student. Police distributed photos of Pearson at the news conference and asked that anyone with information to call (800) 577 - TIPS. Moore was found dead May 10 behind a Kings Highway home in Brooklyn. Medical examiners have determined she died of blunt trauma to - the head and chest. Journal wire services play by your own rules With DTV you're in charge, DTV - Dlgital Television from Time Warner Cable gives you the choice, convenience and control thaf you just can't get with satellite, with access to over 250 crystal clear digital channels. 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