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New York City Rockland Journal-News Thursday, October 28, 1993 B5 Dinkins, Giuliani discuss city crime They both win new endorsements The Associated Press NEW YORK - New Yorkers will gradually realize that,crime is decreasing as their perceptions catch up with the statistics showing that to be true, Mayor David Dinkins said yesterday. Dinkins, whose re-election campaign rhetoric includes a claim of having cut crime in seven major categories tracked by the FBI, conceded that "Many people think . . . there is still a lot .of crime and crime hasn't been reduced." - '--'The fact is that crime is down, and I think the more that people are told it's down, they'll begin to appreciate it," he said. Republican challenger Rudolph Giuliani has made crime and the "quality of life" a central campaign theme, saying most New Yorkers believe the situation has worsened in the past four years and Dinkins fails to see it. With six days left before the Nov. 2 vote, the Daily News endorsed Giuliani, while Dinkins picked up new endorsements from the weekly Village Voice and the city's largest Spanish-language daily, El Diario-La Prensa. The News, which supported Dinkins over Giuliani' in 1989, said Dinkins had not fulfilled promises and "has not earned four more years." It said Giuliani, despite shortcomings, "has the potential to do better" and has "zeroed in on the one issue that is of overriding concern in every neighborhood: the declining quality of life." 3 rw y - j! - . The Associated Press Devouring those dirty-water dogs Five-foot-2-inch, 90-pound Orio Ito, left, gorges herself on hot dogs as she challenges 195-pound Mike Devito, Nathan 's Famous Hot Dog-eating champ, in Manhattan yesterday. Ito consumed 16 hot dogs and buns in the 30-minute challenge, falling just short of Dcvito's 18. Devito retained his crown. EMS worker convicted of sex abuse The Associated Press NEW YORK - A New rJYork City Emergency Medical Service technician was convicted yesterday of fondling a car accident victim while she was strapped to a stretcher. ', Prosecutors said Alexander Toles, 32, of Queens, fondled the 28-year-old woman's breasts both in the ambulance and at the Kings County Hospital emergency j-oom. The accident occurred jn Flatbush on Feb. 13. Judge Micki A. Scherer in Brooklyn Criminal Court found him guilty of two counts of third degree sexual abuse, a misdemeanor punishable by up to three months in prison. Sentencing ,was set for Nov. 3. Doctor admits role in brain tumor injections The Associated Press NEW YORK - An internationally known medical researcher provided illegal injections of an experimental drug for 16 brain tumor patients, using them as human guinea pigs, authorities confirmed yesterday. Dr. Peter Wiernik admitted his role in the 1987 injections and acknowledged a five-year coverup in an agreement with federal prosecutors earlier this year. Wiernik, who works at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, was demoted and reprimanded under the deal, but never prosecuted. The unidentified patients, who were all terminally ill and have since died, were told about the experimental nature of the drug but not informed that it lacked approval from the Food and Drug Administration, federal authorities said in a news release. "These terminally ill patients would die soon without treatment, and . . . this promising experimental treatment was their last hope," Wiernik said in a statement provided to prosecutors. Although the case was settled in June, details went unreported until POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT I M3) I NYS Supreme Court Arbitrator State Criminal Defense Panel Practicing Attorney & Law Professor at Rockland Community College ' Endorsed By Organized Taxpayers Association Paid for by Friends of Joe Hirschfield 634-5852 POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT SHAME OiV TOM JWMMIMiV: "While we struggle to pay O&R's high utility rates - Some of the highest in the country! jTOM MORAHAN, an O&R employee, was busy j dispensing dinner tickets & contributions for Linda Winikow's office! and ... t ITOM .MORAHAN was even busier in the Community ', Relations office while "political buddies" remained I silent as O&R's rates went uncontested! Kow that TOM MORAIIAN's boss, Linda Winikow, J pleaded guilty, and we the public realize who TOM MORAHAN really works for, TOM MORAHAN is busy returning contributions from - Ithe same people, companies and vendors at the center of .the O&RWinikow scandal! Now let the people have the real power - riot power broker TOM MORAHAN and the special interests of O&R!!! Vote Row A on Tuesday, November 2nd! PaiH for by CUrlnlown Democratic Committee, Paul Adler. Chairman 353-3737 POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT "The Concerned Taxpayers' HELP IS ON THE WAY Steve HOFFMAN For Supervisor Arlene OWEN For Council Teddy DUSANENKO For Legislator VOTE THE BOTTOM LINE - ROW G 1 The Concerned Taxpayers have been on the ". scene representing your best interest in the battle to ihelp you survive the economic crunch in Clarkstown. Paid For By The Concerned Taxpayers, Marguerite Kennedy, Treas. 268-2749 the Daily News published the story yesterday. Wiernik, who treated the brain tumor of Republican National Chairman Lee Atwater, has written nine textbooks and 550 medical articles during his long qareer. According to federal authorities, Wiernik and fellow researcher Dr. Elisabeth Paietta provided two unidentified doctors with small amounts of interleukin-2 (IL-2). Wiernik had received FDA approval to use the drug in kidney cancer experiments, authorities said. But he gave the leftover IL-2 to a pair of Montefiore neurosurgeons for treatment of the patients with brain tumors; such treatments were not approved. "I was never comfortable or enthusiastic about telling these lies or participating with others in what amounted to a coverup," Wiernik said in a statement written as part of his deal. Wiernik said he lied about the IL-2 because of his fears that "Our contributions to the treatment of ... patients and important cancer research ... would be jeopardized." Wiernik, 54, of Chappaqua, and Paietta, 42, of White Plains, initially blamed a former lab technician for giving IL-2 to the neurosurgeons. It wasn't until five years later that POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT ANDY M I U M k ' LKX-L-3XKJ Clarkstown Justice Andy Klein and Rudolph Giuliani at a recent meeting to discuss methods to combat crime in NY City and Rockland. . Rockland can be made safer through FAIR, EFFECTIVE JUSTICE. As a Judge, I would: Deal effectively with repeat offenders. Participate directly in the DARE program. Provide quick resolution of consumer complaints. I would greatly appreciate your support. Ctte. to elect Andy Klein, William J. McCann Jr., Esq. Treasurer 623-771 1 POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT Conservative Party Endorses Mike Koplcn 4 "In a time when some of our elected officials have forgotten that honesty and decency are the reasons people vote for them, it is most important for our party to endorse only those with the highest standards. We have met with MIKE KOIM.KN and I can tell vou he exemplifies the highest standards. MIKE KOPI.EN will bring intelligence, , commitment, integrity to the Legislature. Although Mike's name will not appear on our line, we support MIKE 100. We are proud to endorse MIKE KOPLEN for Legislature, and urge you to vote for him on Row "B" Robert A. Longo, Chairman Conservative Parly, Ramapo ELECT MIKE KOPLEN To The Legislature From Rockland How B on Nov. 2 Paid Fnr hy Committee Tn Elect Mike Knplen .162-2100 POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT Elect JUDGE ?f Joseph G. R03rf) OWEN fe Justice of the Yy ,?rrrt 20 years judicial experience in all levels of New York trialcourts including 1 1 years as Town Justice and for the past 9 years Surrogate of Orange Countyacting Supreme Court Justice. Former Military Summary Court Judge for 10 years. Former Leading Trial Attorney for 25 years Endorsed by: - Westchester County Irish Society - Rockland County Central Labor Council - over 30 local unions - International Union of Operating Engineers - Laborer's International Union of North America - Hudson Valley District Council of Carpenters Tssmstsrs Loc3l 445 - Local Union No. 707 Highway and Local Motor Freight Drivers, Dockmen and Helpers - Civil Service Employees Association Rated By: - Women's Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties -"Highly Qualified" - Westchester Bar Association - "Well Qualified" WE NEED JUDGE OWEN IN OUR SUPREME COURT Vote Row B, C or D, Election Day, November 2, 1993 paid for by Committee for Judge Owen Supreme Court ' they admitted their roles in the experiment. The hospital did not return a phone call for comment on the case. Cops hurt in shootout The Associated Press NEW YORK - A suspect in a . Manhattan assault shot two detec- . tives yesterday afternocr when they tried to arrest him at his home in Queens, police said. A short time later, a man believed to be the suspect was critically injured in a shootout with other , officers. A third officer was struck in the shootout, but his bulletproof vest protected him from serious, injury, police said. In the first shooting, one of the . plainclothes officers from the 23rd Precinct's detective squad was hit in . the side; the other suffered a graze' wound, said Officer Scott Bloch. Both were taken to Jamaica Hospital, where the first detective underwent surgery. His injury did not appear life-threatening, police said. The suspect, 65-year-old Ralph Figueroa, was wanted for an assault on Sept. 26 in the Upper East Side. As two officers from, the Emergency Services Unit searched the fourth floor of the six-story building, he approached from behind and began shooting, police said. An officer was hit in the back, but thanks to his vest, he was not' seriously injured. The officers re-, turned fire, critically injuring the suspect. POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT f3Tl55f? POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT 1 ELECT JUDGE CLARE MCCUE CINC0TTA CLARKSTOWN TOWN JUSTICE Endorsed by ROCKLAND COUNTY PBA NYC - PBA INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF CORRECTION OFFICERS LOCAL R2-1 10 NYC - SERGEANTS BENEVOLENT ASSOC. NYC - VETERAN POLICE ASSOC. CARPENTERS LOCAL 964 ROCKLAND COUNTY BUILDING & TRADES COUNCIL ROCKLAND CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL IBEW - 363 ASIAN AMERICANS OF ROCKLAND (AMOR) CLARKSTOWN COURIER CLARKSTOWN TEACHER'S ASSOC. CURRENT TOWN JUSTICE FORMER ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY - MANHATTAN FORMER ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER - ROCKLAND COUNTY CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTOR - NEW CITY LIBRARY ELECT JUDGE CINC0TTA - CLARKSTOWN JUSTICE PAID FOR BY COMMITTEE TO ELECT CLARE MCCUE CINCOTTA POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT Our County Legislators' failure to supervise Rockland Community College may cost us $10,000,000 Our County Legislators spent 20 years, hundreds of meetings and millions of dollars talking about solid waste Our County Legislators plan to build a 100,000 sq.ft. court house that may cost us $41 million based on 31 693 resolution nn Mane o jk r ( The No-Nonsense Legislator Paid for by Friends of Ann Marie Smith 268-7376 4

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