The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on October 29, 1977 · 5
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 5

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Saturday, October 29, 1977
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Sat., Oct. 29, 1977 S.F. EXAMINER Pago 5 Fired S.F. State guard jailed: Pistol-whipping a woman By Frank O'Mea The San Francisco State University library guard who was on duty the September night Jenny Low Chang was murdered has been charged by police with the pistol assault of another woman. Floyd McCoy, 23, who was fired as a library guard a week after the nude and brutally beaten body of Chang was found in the fourth floor reading room of the library, was booked yesterday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, assault with Intent to commit rape, and false Imprisonment. Those charges resulted from police investigation Into the story of a woman who went to police on July 26, six weeks before the Chang murder. (No charges have been filed In the Chang case.) The woman, who police refused to Identify, said she advertised for dates In the Berkeley Barb, and that she had made arrangments to meet a man, whom she later Identified as McCoy, on the fourth floor of the San Francisco State library the evening of July 24. When she got there, she told police, she didn't see anyone. But on the ground floor, she saw a man she later told police was McCoy. She telephoned the man back and they made a date to meet in front of 23 Collingwood Street. That, police noted, is near McCoy's apartment at 27 Collingwood. Once there, the woman told police, the man pulled a gun and tried to force her inside. She broke loose and phoned police the following day. Police Homicide Inspector Dave Toschl said the incident has been under investigation since that day six weeks before the Chang murder. Toschi said McCoy agreed to be photographed by police during their investigation of the unnamed woman's story. Toschi said the woman picked McCoy's picture from seven other pictures as that of her assailant. McCoy, questioned by investigators yesterday in City Prison, protested his innocence and broke into tears, according to Toschi. The former security guard is being held on $20,000 bail. He will be arraigned Monday in Municipal Court. McCoy was on duty the evening of September 11, stationed in the library basement, when Chang was murdered on the fourth floor. Investigators questioned McCoy extensively about the Chang murder. McCoy, a student at San Francisco State, was fired from his job as library guard on September 19, but university officials gave no reason for the action. A 'mistake' to stop testing DNA, prof says United Press International Dr. David Hogness, professor of biochemistry at Stanford University, says there is no need to make restrictive laws against experimentation with DNA, a basic chemical ingredient of genes. 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Program Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra a' U imiiuiiMiii f'mi - f Ml At 31, Andre Watts has earned a place among the keyboard giants of the day. Since making his tele vision debut at the age of sixteen with the New York Philharmonic, he has appeared annually with the major symphony orchestras and the principal festivals of the United States and Europe. His recital tours have taken him to all the impor tant cities of the world. You will meet Erich Leinsdorf and Andre Watts during intermission when the host of the evening, Robert MacNeil, takes you backstage. And, because this concert will be simulcast in stereo in most areas, we can promise you a true feast for the senses. Great Performances offers the finest in music, dance and drama. Exxon is pleased to help bring this series to you. TonightatlO:OOPM KQEDCh.9 PBS Simulcast on KQED 88.5 FM Stereo "Live from Lincoln Center," televised nationally as part of the Great Performances series, is made possible by grants from Exxon Corporation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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