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Cancel NEW YORK RK The Journal News Thursday, October 1 4, 1 999 3A KKK applies for permit to hold Manhattan rally NEW YORK -The Ku Klux Klan has applied for a permit to hold a rally in downtown Manhattan later this month. Police are reviewing the application, Lt. Stephen Biegel, a police spokesman, said yesterday. The Church of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan applied for the permit about two weeks ago to hold an Oct 23 rally in front of the Manhattan Criminal Court Building on Centre Street The rally is being advertised on the group's Web site and is slated to run from 1 to 3 p.m. James Sheely of Walden, N. Y., said the rally is meant to exercise the group's free speech rights and to celebrate White Pride Month. "We have not found any documented evidence that the Klan has ever held a rally in New York City, and we thought it was time," Sheely told the New York Post. He identified himself as the Grand Dragon of the New York Realm of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Han. City seeks company to manage airports NEW YORK - The Giuliani administration yesterday asked for proposals from private companies to manage and improve La Guardia and Kennedy airports beginning in 2016 the year after the lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey expires. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has long been critical of the Port Authority, which he accuses of cheating New York City out of millions of dollars in revenue. City officials hope that by arranging to privatize the airports, the Port Authority will be pressured to pull out before the end of its lease. "New York deserves first-class, first-rate airports," Giuliani said.. "Every rating of airports rates Kennedy and La Guardia near the bottom, and that's a shame." In a statement, the Port Authority said it is in the midst of a $9 billion investment program at Kennedy International Airport that includes new roads and terminals. The agency also said it has made an additional $1 billion in improvements at La Guardia. City Council to Navy: Get out of Vieques NEW YORK - The City Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution yesterday calling on the U.S. Navy to vacate its training facility on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, citing civil rights concerns and environmental damage, r. The 45-2 vote follows a trip by nine City Council members in September to investigate the Navy's effect on the island and its 9,300 residents. "In 1983, American military officials agreed to a set of policy objectives, among them that they would perform military exercises in the safest manner," council member Victor Robles said. "Since then, it's been uncovered that artillery containing uranium and napalm was dumped on the island. America has broken its promise for too long. It's time for them to leave." Opposition to the Navy's presence on the island has flared since April, when a Navy jet dropped two bombs that missed their target by more than a mile and killed a security guard. Navy officials did not immediately return calls for comment yesterday, but in the past, the Navy has said it has been a good steward. 2 killed, 2 hurt in bakery shootings NEW YORK - Two men were killed and two others injured yesterday when gunmen opened fire in a popular lower Manhattan bakery. The shooting occurred around 5 p.m. after two suspects entered the Connecticut Muffin Bakery on Prince Street, said Assistant Chief William Taylor, head of Manhattan detectives. An owner and manager were killed during the confrontation, and two other men were shot as well one in the groin and one in the stomach. One of the men injured was a customer, the other an employee. Three undercover narcotics officers working in the neighborhood at the time heard the shots and confronted the fleeing suspects, who were running west on Prince Street. One of the suspects shot at the officers, two of whom returned fire, Taylor said. No one was hit during that exchange, and the two male suspects were taken into custody. The two other victims were in stable condition at Bcllevue Hospital Center. Sean's Q Floor Sanding 634-3479 FFl'FrrM fTTiTftiTT X V'l J L " Part of the Brooklyn Navy Yard will City changes cast of characters for studio at Brooklyn Navy Yard Deal with DeNiro group dead; Giuliani signs N.J. firm to build complex The Associated Press NEW YORK -Five months after a celebratory press conference with Robert DeNiro and Miramax Films to trumpet a $150 million studio complex at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said yesterday that the city is doing business with someone else. Giuliani said the deal with the DeNiro group is dead, and instead the city has signed a deal with Stein-er Equities of Roseland, N J., and New York Studios to build a $120 million studio complex at the Navy Yard, a former shipbuilding center that closed in 1966 and is now a gritty industrial park leased by the city. "The Brooklyn Navy Yard board Tainted Sabrett hot dogs recalled The Associated Press ALBANY - The state agriculture commissioner warned yesterday that some packages of a brand of frankfurter distributed in six states may be contaminated with Listeria bacteria. The bacteria were found in two 16-ounce packages of Sabrett Skinless Beef Frankfurters, both with Oct 22 "sell by" dates. Packages with that "sell by" date should be thrown out or returned to stores, Commissioner Nathan Rudgers said. East Rutherford, NJ.-based Marathon Enterprises Inc. has issued a recall of more than 50,000 pounds of the hot dogs, which means they have already been pulled off shelves. But state officials fear consumers may still have the hot dogs in their refrigerators. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has since followed with a recall. - GRAND 297 Kt. 59, West m.,;.!. ii.i.,n t 4.iriw,HiHr.n:iitiii r FREE PERSONAL V3ffffiiT 10 OFF FORI , ; NAIL KIT imLQTijESEESJ : a : c0 : OPEN MON-SAT OPEN fre Ultima 20-70 STOREWIDE SALE Giftware Serveware Decorative Accessories SALE DAYS OCT. 11-17 ('applies to items $50 & over) Dinnerware, Flatware, Stemware Not Included M NEW ARRIVALS Exquisite Clocks By Movado New Crystal By Nambe' Shop Early For Corporate Clarkstown Mall VPS Mailing South Main Street Free Giftwrap New City, NY -of Cootie 914-638-9668 "T?T!1 w X Xf' be converted into a movie studio. believes the (Steiner Equities) deal .C.C. would bring about $60 million more in revenue, that it was a more realistic deal, that they could start faster meaning within the next three to four months," Giuliani said. "And they did not require a $25 million (city) loan." Mark Rosenbaum, president of the city's Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp., said the city had given DeNiro "every opportunity" to sign an agreement with the city. "We never got a commitment from the DeNiro people," he said. Steiner Equities officials did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Representatives for DeNiro and Miramax declined to comment It was unclear whether politics was a factor. Miramax Films president Harvey Weinstein has a close relationship The franks are widely distributed in the New York City metropolitan area as well as upstate New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. About a week ago, the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets tested a sample of the frankfurters at the request of a man from Saratoga Springs. The man suspected the frankfurters were responsible for the flulike symptoms sweats and weakness he had been experiencing. The uneaten portion of his hot dogs tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, as did a second package that testers purchased at a nearby supermarket Pete Gregg, Department of Agriculture and Markets spokesman, said the problem originated at the manufacturing and not the retail level. Investigators have not yet tested OPENING .-vl NyaCK 358-3442 10-6 SUN 11"-5 SUNDAYS GO in Giflu,a? Store Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-6 Sundays 11-5 wmm mom 1 1 V, ' The Associated Press with first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, the mayor's likely opponent in a race for the U.S. Senate next year. Neither Clinton nor Giuliani have declared their candidacies. A party planned at the Navy Yard this summer for the inaugural issue of Talk magazine partially owned by Miramax was nixed by the city after Giuliani administration officials learned that Clinton was scheduled to appear on the magazine's cover. At the time of the news conference in May, Deputy Mayor Randy Levine said the DeNiro-Miramax plan was at the letter-of-intent stage. The Steiner deal calls for the construction of 12 sound stages, plus post-production facilities inside the Navy Yard's former drydock building and fiber-optic technology to bring live digital feeds through the Internet. packages with other "sell by" dates, and it was unclear yesterday whether the same batch of contaminated hot dogs might have been used in more than one day's round of packaging. Gregg said that more packages were being tested and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture was involved. A call to Marathon Enterprises was not immediately returned. Meal o C A i JS J ' L . r 9 14-593-0115 CallToVlsltOur Monnatlon Center 22 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532 ; Westchester Meadows has established a Priority Reservation Program to verify market demand and allow prospective , residents to place their names on a priority wait list for residency. The Priority Agreement is not a life care contract and may be canceled at any time. All Priority deposits will be placed directly into an escrow account n the members name at MSrT Bank and will be refunded with interest upon request. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of VS. jwucylbr the achievement of equal housiriq opportunity throughout the Nation. We erKDuroarrf support an affimiativeadver whkJi there art irobarriers to obtaining housirig because af race, cda; religion se 0 1999 AJ Rom Craatlv MdU Trade omfoers are resentenced 4 get 100 years in prison; one bomber warns that the U.S. will eventually split The Associated Press NEW YORK -Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center were resentenced in federal court yesterday as one of them warned that the United States may splinter like the Soviet Union. U.S. District Judge Kevin Duffy said he found irony in Mohammed Salameh's criticisms of the United States, including its justice system, and his glorification of other nations. "If you had been convicted of this crime under those foreign governments, there would be no resentencing," Duffy said. "You don't resentence a dead person." He ordered Salameh to serve 116 years and 11 months in prison and to pay a $250,000 fine and $250 million in restitution to the victims should his story ever be bought for book or movie rights. The same fine and restitution was ordered for each defendant. "The inside story of the bombing of the World Trade Center would create a fortune for its author," Duffy said of a bombing that still raises unanswered questions as to who ordered and funded it The resentencing occurred after a federal appeals court ruled that the original 240-year sentences were calculated incorrectly. Duffy ordered each man to serve more than 100 years in prison, guaranteeing lifelong incarceration for the Feb. 26, 1993 bombing that killed six people and injured more than 1,000 others. Salameh, 32, the first to be resentenced, delivered the same message issued publicly at the time of the bombing when he said the United States should stop supporting Israel and meddling in the Middle East He suggested an act of God would eventually humble the United States, possibly freeing him as the world in the next century takes a new shape. "I believe that what happened to the Soviet Union will happen to the Drs. Zetta and Harmon Putter Priority Reservation Members m m maw w w Center "If you had been convicted of this crime under those foreign governments, there would be no resentencing. You don't resentence a dead person." Judge Kevin Duffy United States," said Salameh, credited by the FBI with playing key roles in the construction of the bomb in Jersey City, N J. prior to the attack. He defended Saddam Hussein of Iraq and suggested Hussein was not a dictator because he lets his people carry guns while the United States, he claims, violates its own Constitution by taking guns away from its citizens. Finally, Salameh rejected Duffy's characterization of him at his original 1994 sentencing as a coward, saying: "I am not a coward. ... I face my destiny as a man in a steadfast manner." Salameh was followed by the bespectacled Nidal Ayyad, a chemist who Duffy noted had studied in the United States, gotten a good job, married and become a father before ordering chemicals for the Trade Center bomb. Ayyad, 32, claimed no Arab could get a fair trial in the United States after the bombing. Duffy disagreed, saying Ayyad "took everything you could from this country." He noted that Ayyad reached out to the me-; dia after the bombing. "You were the spokesman who clearly indicated the killing was intended. To indicate otherwise is utter foolishness," Duffy said. He sentenced Ayyad to 117 years and a month in prison. Mahmud Abouhalima, 39, declined to say anything at his resentencing. Duffy ordered him to spend 108 years and four months in prison. The final defendant, Ahmad Ajaj, 34, told Duffy he was innocent and in frail health after his left lung was taken from his body . He was sentenced to 114 years and 10, months. Westchester Meadows' is ideal because of its central location. We can enjoy cultural events like theatre and museums in Manhattan, performances at Purchase and movies at Westchester Community College. Best of all, ifs close to our circle of family and friends. Now it's your turn to discover what all the excitements about Westchester's First Life Care Community boasts every amenity imaginable, from an ' t t I" indoor pool and exercise room to an art studio. Enriched living and nursing home care is included should you ever need it loin the Putters as one of the founding members of our prestigious new community. It's Retirement way it Should be- WestcKestefMead(n(;5 IXXIUIIX

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