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Thursday, June 15, 1995
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Rockland Watch B2 Thursday. June 15, 1995 Rockland Journal-News ROCKLAND REPORT Man charged in shooting i NEW CITY - A Rockland man was arrested yesterday and charged with attempted murder of an upstate man, said the Sheriff's Patrol. Jonathan G. Williams, 22, of Spring Valley, was wanted for the near-fatal shooting of a Schenectady man three weeks ago, said Detective Sgt. Gary Tortorello. Williams bought a high-tech handgun from the victim. Upon returning to Rockland, Williams' friends told him he paid too much for it, Tortorello said. Williams shot the man after he refused to return the money spent on the gun, Tortorello said. Williams was turned over to Schenectady authorities to face the attempted murder charge. Henry Frederick Two men sentenced after drug trials Rockland County District At- . torney Michael Bongiorno announced two sentencings yesterday: Billy Reeves, 18, of 119 60 St.-, Ryer Avenue, Bronx, was sentenced by County Court Judge William Kelly to one to three years in prison for selling $20 w5rth of cocaine on two occasions on Jan. 10 in spring Valley te"Undercover officers with the Rockland Narcotics Task Force. Lee Vernon, 27, of 49 Ewing A$e., Spring Valley, was sen-teheed to five to 10 years in pflson by County Court Judge William after pleading guilty last rnfnth to third-degree sale of a controlled substance. Henry Frederick Bicycle workshop stet for Saturday I NEW CITY - A bicycle safe-tjEworkshop will be held Saturday at Toys R' Us on Route 59 in Ndnuet to educate children and thfcjr parents about safe riding. ..The 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. workshop will be run by the Sheriff's Department, said Sher-iffcJames Kralik. The workshop isjree. For more information, cajfl the Sheriff's Department at 639-5400. ; Henry Frederick Sterling Forest programs planned ; Sterling Forest Resources, a non-profit organization, is sponsoring several environmental education programs to provide fare for summer family outings starting in mid-June through August. J The following programs are offered: nesting birds of field and fcjrest, butterfly day on the Appalachian Trail, wild mushrooms and edible plants, and wild-flpwers of field and forest. All programs are open to the public. ; Contact Mary Yrizarry at 914-783-4302 for program schedule and to make reservations. Space is limited. : COMING UP i Today 5 HAVERSTRAW TOWN p Canning board: 8 p.m. Town Hall, 1 Rosman Road, Gar-nerville. CHESTNUT RIDGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 8 p.m. at Chestnut Ridge Village Hall, 277 Old Nyack Turnpike. i Monday i i ANNUAL MEETING: The board of directors of the Rockland Independent Living Center , holds its annual meeting at 7 p ip. Monday at the center, 238 N.'Main St., Spring Valley. i J The center is a private, not-for-profit advocacy organization that works to allow more accessibility for people with disabilities. ! A sign language interpreter will be provided. Call early to make requests for accommodations. The number is 426-0707. Tuesday . -RED CROSS MEETS: The Roekland Chapter of the America; Red Cross in Greater New York holds its annual membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the chapter, 143 N. Broadway, Nyack. Call 358-0833. Clarkstown TRESPASSING CHARGED: Caroline Zinman, 37, and Anthony Arroyo, 16, both of the Green Inn on Route 9W, Congers, were charged at 2:30 a.m. yesterday with third-degree trespassing after police saw smoke inside the old King Pin Bowling Avenue off Route 303 in West Nyack and found that the two had started a camp fire inside, police said. Zinman was also wanted on a warrant charging her with disorderly conduct in Clarkstown Justice Court. Haverstraw Town Reported no arrests, significant crimes or serious accidents yesterday. Haverstraw Village WARRANT ARREST: Geraldo Rosario, 26, of Haverstraw, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant charging him with harassment and turned over to Stony Point police, Cops seek suspect Hillcrest gas station By Henry Frederick Staff Writer SPRING VALLEY - Ramapo police are looking for a man who robbed the Hillcrest Mobil station at the corner of Eckerson Road and Route 45 with a shotgun yesterday morning. The gas station clerk handed the gunman an undetermined amount of cash from the register at the 9:55 a.m. after the robber showed his shotgun, said Ramapo police Lt. Jerry Bakker. Police said the clerk, whom they would not identify, was not Graphic artist testifies at Smith trial SMITH continued from B1 Cottage, the Smiths' summer home in Maine. Ericson gave details of the work on the invitations and the wedding program with a special silver "S" she designed for Ellen Smith's wedding to Stuart Scott. Ericson testified that she had discussed the cards for Smith's Seashell Cottage personally with the deposed utility chief. Ericson Juneteenth JUNETEENTH continued from B1 A fiery speech was delivered by the event's keynote speaker, Hill Brindle, who directs a City College of New York City program that trains teachers and future principals. Brindle said he was concerned about how little students knew about their their heritage,, especially their African-American heritage. "I do not wish to denigrate Michael Jordan and Shaq because they have been instrumental in adding to our already colorful history," said Brindle. "However, young people need to know that we haven't contributed just brawn, but we have made contributions to civilization in every aspect of life." Brindle worked for 37 years in New York City public schools, 12 years as principal of John Philip Sousa Junior High School in the Bronx. During that tenure, he finished a second master's degree and earned a doctorate in education. He retired in 1990. "Our lives did not begin with 1619. We achieved before then and after that. Young people have a charge to continue our achievements," says Brindle. Brindle cited the role of African-Americans in such innovations as blood plasma, heart surgery, the elevator and the refrigerator. "America is as much African as it is European," Brindle said. He urged students to "promise yourself that you are going to do something for your people and your community." The Heshima Club has hosted the Juneteenth observance at Nyack Middle School for the past three years. The club promotes self-esteem and a greater awareness of African-American culture, said club adviser and sixth-grade social studies teacher Anne Nash. "Heshima is a word in Swahili that means respect," says Patrice McCorkle, a sixth-grader, who is a club member. Students raised money for the FOR THE RECORD police said yesterday. Orangetown Reported no arrests, significant crimes or serious accidents yesterday. Piermont Reported no arrests, significant crimes or serious accidents yesterday. Ramapo See robbery story in Rockland section. Sheriff's Patrol See attempted murder warrant brief on page B2. WARRANT ARRESTS: Michael Desidero, 37, of 1720 Mayflower Ave., Bronx, and Eugene Clark, 24, of 151 Union Road, Spring Valley, were both arrested on warrants for failing to pay child support to their respective families, a Sheriff's detective said. To help police Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Ramapo police detectives at 357-2400, Ext. 532. All calls will be kept confidential. injured in the robbery. The gunman ran east on Eckerson Road, Bakker said. The robber was reportedly seen standing on the corner, near the gas station a half hour -before the robbery, Bakker said. Ramapo police are heading said he wanted the graphics to give the card the feel of a beach. But the artist said Smith did not know she sent any work outside the company. O&R has its own printing operation, and she agreed with the defense that Smith could have assumed some of the work was done in-house. He had paid for some outside work, she said. "I didn't bring up a bill, nor was I ever asked for a bill," celebrated Juneteenth Facts is An African-American holiday commemorating the day news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached slaves in the South. Called June Teenth because the news reached the southern states on different days beginning June 14th. Festival originated in Texas where slaves heard the news on June 19, 1865 more than two years after the proclamation was issued. Celebrates African-American progress and achievement. 1 Young people need to know that we haven 't contributed just brawn, but we have made contributions to civilization in every aspect of life.1 Hill Brindle, keynote speaker event through bake sales, said club member Sophia Bazile, a sixth-grader. Celebration of Juneteenth originated in Texas, where slaves first heard the word on June 19, 1865. It is called Juneteenth because some southern states heard the news earlier, beginning June 14th. It took two years for all the slaves to finally hear about the Emancipation Proclamation, which officially granted slaves their freedom. And many today are just learning about the Juneteenth tradition. "I only learned about June Teenth three years ago when Ms. Nash headed the event," said Valerie Matthews, an eighth-grade social studies teacher. South NyackGrand View Reported no arrests, significant crimes or serious accidents yesterday. Spring Valley Reported no arrests, significant crimes or serious accidents yesterday. State police Reported no arrests, significant crimes or serious accidents yesterday. Stony Point Reported no arrests, significant crimes or serious accidents yesterday. Suffern Reported no arrests, significant crimes or serious accidents yesterday. Henry Frederick in robbery the investigation because the robbery was in their patrol area. They were assisted at the scene by Spring Valley, Clarkstown and Sheriff's patrols. N The robber was described as a black man in his early 20s with short hair, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, with a medium build. He wore a three-quarter length green Army-style coat and a green ski cap. ' Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Ramapo police detectives at 357-2400, Ext. 532. All calls will be kept confidential. Ericson said. Mainly, she said, she did projects for former vice president of Corporate Communications Linda Winikow and retired President Thomas Griffin. Ericson said she designed invitations, posters and signs for Rockland Country Club and for an event at Rockland Country Club for Griffin's wife. Retired Chief Financial Officer Patrick Chambers had his son's resumes done by the company, she said. Ruby Davis, 50 Valley Cottage resident Ruby Davis of Valley Cottage died Monday, June 12, 1995, at the Nyack Manor Nursing Home in Valley Cottage. She was 50. She was born Dec. 20, 1944, to John and Lucy Hartley Cobb in Augusta, Ga. She lived in the Nyack area for 27 years. She worked as a microcomputer operator for LeCroy Company in Chestnut Ridge for 14 years. She was an avid swimmer and a member of the Apollo 12 Club of Nyack. Her husband, Herby Davis, died before her. She is survived by one son, Andre C. King of Richmond, Va.; three sisters, Elizabeth Strayhorn, Mamie Cobb, and Dorothy Thomas, all of the Bronx; two brothers, James Cobb and John Cobb of the Bronx; and two grandchilden. A private cremation was held yesterday. Memorial services are scheduled for 5 p.m. tomorrow at Hannemann Funeral Home, 88 South Broadway, Nyack. David Halberstam, 68 Former Rocklander David Halberstam of Fort Myers, Fla., died Saturday, June 10, 1995, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers. He was 68. He was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Torrington, Conn., to Eugene and Edythe Halberstam. He lived in Spring Valley more than 20 years until 1980, when he moved to Fort Myers. He worked at Union Carbide in Danbury, Conn., for 30 years. He retired 15 years ago. He served in the Naval Reserve during World War II. He was an avid golf player. He was a volunteer at the Fort Meyers local television station, WINK. He married Joan Kaplan on Sept. 7, 1952. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Nancy H. Monahan of Highland Mills; two sons, Michael Halberstam of Los Angeles, Calif., and Robert Halberstam of Millers, Md.; and seven grandchildren. MEETINGS TODAY POLICE COMMISSION: 8:30 p.m. today, police headquarters, 20 Maple Ave., New City. ARCHITECTURE & COMMUNITY APPEARANCE BOARD OF REVIEW: 8 p.m. today, Town Hall, 26 Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg. UPPER NYACK BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 8 p.m. today, Village Callers' reactions nearly split on Dole criticism By Henry Frederick ' Staff Writer Presidential hopeful Sen. Bob Dole's call for cleaning up movies and music drew a mixed reaction from county residents responding to the Rockland Journal-News "Reader Line." Readers were asked, "What do . you think of Sen. Bob Dole's criticism of the movie and music industries? Five readers spoke against his criticism, while four supported the Republican senator from Kansas. In a recent national survey, 61 percent of 1,109 adults across the nation said the content of American entertainment is getting worse while 9 percent believed it was getting better. However, more than half those surveyed don't want government interference in regulating the industries. Dole has criticized some rap groups and such films as "Natural Born Killers" for what he described as "mindless violence and loveless sex." Among those who spoke criticized Dole: Alan Batterman of Spring Valley responded, "I think Dole is just putting out a lot of hype and hot air. Movies are rated. People know what they are going to see." Suzanne Vagnini of New City, said, "Sen. Dole is spending too much time with Tipper Gore. This isn't a third-world country." Don Keizer of Nanuet said, "He's trying to get support from people far to the right on the political spectrum and he's not addressing the real problem of guns in the street." OBITUARIES Private services were held Monday in Fort Myers. Memorial donations may be made to Leukemia Society of America, Sun Coast Chapter, 3725 W. Grace Street, Suite 225, Tampa, FL 33607. Arrangements were handled by Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home in Ft. Myers. Benjamin Liotta Sr., 71 Owner of Liotta's Bakery Benjamin Liotta Sr. of Pomona died at his home on Wednesday, June 14, 1995. He was 71. He was born Dec. 24, 1923, in the Wakefield section of the Bronx to Orazio and Concetta Liotta. He lived in Pomona and Spring Valley for 27 years and in the Bronx before that. He was married to Priscilla Vecchione Liotta. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Benjamin Liotta Jr. of Fort Montgomery and Anthony Liotta of Pomona; two daughters, Connie Piperis of Yorktown and Susan Liotta of Pomona; one brother, Peter Liotta of New City; one sister, Josephine Spaziante of White Plains; and three grandchildren. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Church in Wesley Hills. Burial will follow at Rode Hill Cemetery, Putnam Valley. Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Wanamaker and Carlough Funeral Home, Route 59, Suffern. Memorial donations may be made to United Hospice of Rockland, 18 Thiells-Mt.Ivy Road, Pomona, NY 10970. George A. Nuccio Sr., 61 New City resident George A. Nuccio Sr. of New City died Tuesday, June 13, 1995, in New York City. He was 61. He was born Aug. 1, 1933, in New York City to George and Dorothy Straub Nuccio. He was a 31-year New City resident, who lived in New York Hall, 328 North Broadway, Upper Nyack. rcr-.WJmM'.'i TOWN PLANNING BOARD: 8 p.m. today, Town Hall, 1 Rosman Road, Garnerville. TOWN ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS: 7:30 p.m. today, Town Hall, 74 E. Main St., Stony Point! LINE Response What do you think of Sen. Robert Dole's criticism of the movie and music industries? j Response reflects only views of readers who call. It Is not scientific. Five readers spoke against his criticism, while four supported the Republican senator from r.v Kansas. Among the calls supporting" Dole: Patrick Lynch of Pomona' said, "I think Sen. Bob Dole is 100 percent on the mark. One of tne" main reasons why ethical and moral standings are falling apart is because young people, no matter whose fault it is, are gettiffg" bombarded by junk, crap every minute of the day and I support; him 100 percent." Virginia Salvia of West. Nyack said, "I most certainly think it's overdue where people are starting to speak about media , violence. It influences our youth, , there is no doubt about it." City previously. He owned TVRS Advertising in New York City for 15 years. He was an avid sports fan who loved hockey and fishing. ' He was married to Margaret Stallone Nuccio. :;; He is survived by his wife; two sons, Eric Nuccio of Palisades and George Nuccio Jr. of Nanuet; two daughters, Eva DiGilio of Florida-N.Y., and Lee Ann Clark of Brewster; and four grandchildren.;- One grandchild died before! him. A Mass of Christian burial wilt be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday a St. Augustine's Church, New City. Burial will follow at Brunswick; Rural Cemetery, Walkill. ; .;; Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m.-and 7 to 9 p.m. today and tomor row, at the Higgins Funral Home,-321 S. Main St., New City. I''. ELSEWHERE ::: JOHN finley, 91, an author and Harvard University classicist ;; who brought ancient Greece to a j ;; generation of Harvard men, died ; Sunday in Exeter, N.H. SPECIAL NOTICES I THANK YOU BLESSED MOTHER St. Ju. nd St. Anthony. R.F.D. 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