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Thursday, April 13, 1989
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THE ASBURY PARK Coastal monmouth EDITION Store Price 25 cents j Your complete newspaper PME April 13, 1989 Probe sought at jail Plea planned to freeholders By PAUL D'AMBROSIO Press Freehold Bureau THE PRESIDENT of a corrections officers' union said he will ask the county freeholders tonight to investigate problems at the Monmouth . County Jail, including three instances ; when the wrong inmate was freed. . . Warren J. Chamberlain, president of Policemen's Benevolent Association Local 240, which represents 180 of the 200 corrections officers at the jail, said he expects 60 to 90 officers to be at the freeholder meeting in Middletown Township when he calls for the independent probe. The meeting is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Township Hall, 1 Kings Highway, Middle-town. "There is a morale problem," said Chamberlain, a corrections officer for eight years. "Better management is the answer." SherifT William M. Lanzaro, who has twice ordered a review of the jail's procedures after inmates were released prematurely, declined to comment on Chamberlain's request for the probe. But he said the jail, in Freehold Township, is operating in accordance with the PBA's contract. If union members have a gripe about a specific problem at the jail, they should ' follow the grievance procedure, he said. Lanzaro said he and his staff will See JAIL, page A9 Ueberroth abandons Eastern bid The Los Angeles Times NEW YORK Peter V. Ueberroth formally abandoned yesterday his effort to acquire Eastern Airlines after he and Eastern's owners pronounced themselves hopelessly deadlocked over who should manage the company while the strikebound carrier is in bankruptcy. ' Although there were signs that a federal bankruptcy judge still hoped to salvage the deal, the failure apparently marked the end of a brief but promising alliance between the former baseball commissioner and the unions that have virtually grounded Eastern. Ueberroth had proposed last week to buy Eastern for $464 million in a partnership with the unions. But the bitter dispute between organized labor and Frank Lorenzo, head of Eastern's parent firm, Texas Air Corp., ultimately derailed the plan. At a news conference here, both sides voiced chagrin that the plan had fallen through. However, Lorenzo was said to be giving a speech on airline deregulation and did not par-See EASTERN, page A14 Inside SUGAR RAY ROBINSON, (right) a five-time middleweight champion, died yesterday. Stories, Bll, 01, 08. THE NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP Committee announces that 31 municipal jobs would be saved by charging everyone for garbage collection. CountyBl CLOUDS AND BRIEF showers today will be followed by some clearing tonight. WeatherA2 Business D13 Lotteries A3 Classified E1 Movies B14 Comics C19 Obituaries B11 Editorials A18 Panorama BI2 Home C1 Sports D1 Local News B1 Television B12 News summary, complete index, page A 2 Enclave Club Music Night Club DJ s welcome to spin. Neptune 922-8200 Friday Bombay Backstreet! Tribute to me Boss Happy Hour 4-9PM 870-1993 Jessie s 1 Brielle " Rev. Sole Saviors Tokens Sold Here is the pattern of 9.0 token sales since the beginning of 1989. eg IN MILLIONS 3.3 3.5 8I.U I I 4 n 8 I Weekly Sales City mm escapes after , i tjJ Gun-toting state troopers work their DAVE MAYAsbury Park Press A state corrections guard helps bloodhound from car pulled over by trooper on Drummond Avenue. Birch HIM, 536-0650. Male Burlesque Fri. Edgar Cayce Sat TIC & Joe Bonnano Armoires. Blanket Chest and Coffee Tables British Cottage, 126 Shewsbury Ave. Red Bank. "The Shore s Largest Importers 01 Antique Pine" t 1 .... 2 V ' Parkway limits tokens sale By SHERRY FIGDORE Press Staff Writer WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP You should have listened to the Garden State Parkway officials who told you to buy your tokens early. The bimetal tokens that now cost 25 cents each will be worth 35 cents after midnight Sunday when the parkway tolls increase. And so many people have been buying the tokens 22 million have been sold since January and 9 million since Monday that beginning today and for the rest of this week, drivers will be permitted to buy only one roll per car. "Our patrons have responded to our invitation to buy tokens even more J- - way down Fisher Avenue in Neptune I i ; ' - ....... --tf ' .- ----- V S- X',..vycr-m .... ' . )tv - - - ' - i.. j ( K - . - iiy:i:;,...-..-.' Award for IFF leader draws protest at college By YURY TARNAVSKYJ Press Coastal Monmouth Bureau WEST LONG BRANCH Dozens of demonstrators protested an award by Monmouth College last night to the chairman of International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. Eugene P. Grisanti, chairman and president of the Union Beach-based company, received the college's Distinguished Business Leaders' Award. The 2'j-hour protest, held before the annual awards dinner, was called by the Monmouth County Friends of Clearwater, an environmental organization, to protest honors for an official from a company with a record of pollution violations. At times the protest got noisy as cars honked at the crowd standing and marching near the college's Cedar Bid for Bachelorette Benefit Special Olympics. Thurs. 413 9 P M Ramada Inn. Hazlet, Hwy 35. 264-2400 Razzles They're backll "Free Fall" Every Thurs. Seaside Heights 830-3555 Drivers rush enthusiastically than we could have hoped," said William H. Tremayne, chairman of the New Jersey Highway Authority, which operates the parkway. "This week we have been selling tokens faster than we have collected tolls." Still, the authority would have had enough tokens to deal with the last-minute rush if one of the two mints that is supplying the parkway tokens had not run out of metal. The parkway has reserved a supply of tokens to sell to commuters early next week and expects to have 10 Tiff . it , ; yesterday during search for Arthur 1) NOAH K. MURRAY and MICHAEL RAFFERTYAsbury Parte Presa A state trooper (left) puts on a bullet-proof vest and (above) police aim their guns at a house being searched in Neptune for Arthur Lee Washington Jr., who police describe as being very dangerous. Avenue gate. Protesters, many carrying signs, jeered dinner guests as they drove through the gate for the black-tie affair in the college's Woodrow Wilson Hall. "We're trying to get across to the community and to those who are here that this is a travesty to give an award to a man who heads a company that was and still is a gross polluter," said John J. Charlton, president of the environmental group. For 17 years, toxic chemicals have been released from IFFs plant into the water and air, Charlton charged. As recently as January, IFF was fined $220,000 for air pollution at its Union Beach site, he said. According to a statement by the college, the award was not given for See PROTEST, page A7 Rumson Roulette Thurs., Frl., Sat. only 15 off everything River Rd . Rumson. 842-1925 Yesteryear Bridal Show for the bride & groom. Sun. May 7. 2-5 RSVP today Victoria 223-6788 Anticipation Joey i Works $1 Molson. 681-7422 for bargain million new tokens arriving from the mints by the end of the week. The new tokens are slightly smaller than a quarter, a disk of nickel silver with a brass center, and are being sold in rolls of 40 for $10 a roll. Parkway officials have been urging drivers to use the tokens instead of the two coins needed when the toll increases to 35 cents. But while drivers are snapping up the tokens, they're also apparently tucking them away until next week, when they will be worth 40 percent more at the toll booths. MICHAEL RAFFERTYAsbury Par Press Lee Washington Jr. of Asbury Park. rtrtii i ABBIE HOFFMAN, the political dissident who founded the Yippie movement of the 1960s and wrote "Steal This Book," was found dead last night in his home in New Hope, Pa. Hoffman's body was found by a neighbor, said Bucks County coroner Dr. Thomas J. Rosco, and there was no apparent cause of death. Hoffman, a native of Worcester, Mass., rose to prominence with the Chicago Seven, a group of radicals who stood trial on charges of conspiring to disrupt the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. He had moved to New Hope, across the Delaware River from New Jersey, during an unsucessful fight several years ago against a pumping station on the river. Story, A2 All-You-Can-Eat Italian Buffet and Comedy Showcase. $13 95 Every Thursday at Brielle Yacht Club, 528-7000 Stone Pony, Tonight-The Fixx Fri.-Glen Burtmck. Sat. -David Crosby. 988-7267 gneflgfat p "- Ml "Some people ordered more than we had expected," Tremayne said. "Those who took our advice and bought early will have no problem, and we expect to have tokens available for all those who want them next week. "Not only will we have the reserved supply for the beginning of the week and the 10 million new tokens, but starting Sunday, we expect a massive flow of redeemed tokens as the 35-' cent cash toll takes effect" Was there anything, Tremayne was asked, to prevent drivers from ignoring the limit and buying a roll of tokens at each toll booth they passed? '. "Nothing other than the driver's sense of patriotism and fair play," said Tremayne, who acknowledged that he. too, "has put a few away." Manhunt launched By ELAINE SILVESTRINI Press Coastal Monmouth Bureau NEPTUNE A gunfight erupted in a residential neighborhood between a state trooper and an Asbury Park man yesterday, police said. No one was hurt in the exchange, witnessed by several people. Police launched a manhunt for Arthur Lee Washington Jr., 39, Borden Avenue, after he escaped on foot while the trooper stopped to reload his gun, said Capt. Thomas B. Gallagher, state police spokesman. The search for Washington, who is described by police as very dangerous, covered Neptune and Asbury Park. Authorities said they believe Washington fired three or four rounds with a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun, and the trooper fired about nine rounds with his 9mm Hechler and Koch semiautomatic handgun. One of the bullets pierced the bedroom wall of a nearby house and traveled beneath the bed of a 3'2-year-old boy. No one was in the house at the time. "Thank God nobody was home," said Mary Ann Smith, who lives in the house. The incident began about 11:10 a.m. when Trooper Michael J. Clayton stopped a 1979 blue Ford Thunderbird on Drummond Avenue near West Lake Avenue because its inspection sticker had expired, Gallagher said. As the 21-year-old trooper approached the car, the passenger, identified by police as Washington, got out and started walking away, said Gallagher and witnesses. "The trooper was yelling to the guy to stop," said Darrin Smith, of Point Pleasant Beach, -who was installing a roof on a building nearby. "His exact words were, 'Stop. Come here.' " But the man kept walking, according to Gallagher, so Clayton started toward htm. The suspect See GUNFIGHT, page A13 Write to Us. We d like to know your opinions, and so would our many readers. Send your letters to Forum, Asbury Park Press. 3601 Highway 66. N J. 07754 Singles Dance. Colts Neck Inn, 9PM 928-2300 . te "MM

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