Daily News from New York, New York on March 12, 1988 · 94
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Daily News from New York, New York · 94

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Saturday, March 12, 1988
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2 O .V. VUSPLCT IN CHHIS1MAS DAY Two lii'ooklyn W'rnsiRt'rs who urp reputed crack iwn wciv ch.iii;'il ycstrnljy with Ihc Clui'stiruiH Ihiy tttubbinu-inui'dt r of a Uusidie Jew that touched iIT waves of protest In the Orthodox romnitinity. I'olice said Francisco Torre. Iti, of 4;5d St, Korouuh I'ai k. ( KiilcMsed killing postal worker Kli Wald, 3!). uHer ti wax wrrested Thurtay nitjht lur car theft -on tin same corner when Walt! died. A second suspect, Francisco Sanchez, of 42d St. in llrooklx ii, later last uiht wa No charged with second de-Hii e murder. I'olice sources saitl Torres and two other teens were rid In a cur smoking crack when they spotted Wald walking home. The sources said Torres and one of the others jumped out of the car end ran toward Wald at 500i St. and Kith Ave,, at 1 u m They said Tones I'rahlied Wald from behind while the other teenauer stahhed him. They said the second teenager continued stabbing H.iUI even utter the vidua slumped to the ground. The sources said a third teen (hen took about $(Kt Irniii Wald's wallet - leavoi $12 and put the wallet back In Wald ii pocket The terns tlirp lli'if, throwing llic kiuJe avs.iy, The .tuurder .we upon li.n uo( been luuud. , Uan.v Jla.iidiuu hi li. v inn the attack was onti Semitic, staged protest In the m-i-jh 2 fiDQg UDgfgCo. i I t SLAVING o( Hdidik, Jew under an Tfiis story was reported by and Charles Seaton. It wan borhood and organized armed patrols. But Habbi Morris Schnud-nian. president of the Council of Jewish Organizations of Borough Park, said after the arrest that Wald was a casualty of the same drug io--lence that recently claimed the life of rookie eop Kdward Byrne, shot as he guarded the home of a drusj witness. Authorities said that auti-crime unit eops Gregory I'.oyle and Joseph I'.isoena of the Itith Ave. stationhouse were on patrol about 8 p in. Thursday when thcy spotted Torres sitting in a stolen 1981 Oldsmobile a few feet from TEE MAIN Busin... ........................... 10 Comics.. 21, 29, 34 Crossword............................ 29 Editorial ....... . .. . 11 Horoscope ........................... 34 Ann Landers .. 14 Obituaries ............................ 22 Saturday Report........ Sports................................ 30 TV Listings ... 43 WEATHER Increasingly cloudy, high in end 50s, rain tonight. Complete weather on page JL4. ' ii . ' i ! : ! I ; '. ' I , : ! ..- '. ti I, fi ' I (I ? : .1 I VI DAILY NEWSn ' ) r est yesierckty. rrdncio Torres, lo, Vrit V. Harris, Box Farrcu written by Stuart Marques. where Wald was killed. Bisogna said the car's ignition had been popped and records showed the car had been stolen in Sunset Park about 30 minutes earlier. Police said that since Wald's death, police routinely have questioned all suspects arrested in the area about the killing. When he was questioned, Torres admitted some involvement, police said. "He made statements implicating himself in the murder and said he had been hiyh on crack on the night in question, one investigator said. TOMORROW SHE DIDN'T QUIT Broadway star Chita Rivera almost lost a leg in an auto accident two years ago. WoulJ she never dance again? That possibility didn't occur to her, she says. In a PARADE interview, Rivera describes her recovery.. i ! ii l l 1' f 1 c-.-v r v ') 1 vwas sputieo mi siuicn car. Torres' neighbors described him as a "known crack user" who had several prior brushes w ith the law. "They do this crack and they think they're bigger than the whole world," said one neighbor, who requested anonymity. "He used crack and thought he was a hotshot Wald's relatives and area Jewish leaders were happy with the arrest, but said the slaying was yet another battle in the ongoing war with drugs. i know that they have to be maniacs to do something like they did," Wald's sister-in-law, Susan, said of the suspects. "I would like to sec justice done." ... ' t v .rfc f f Vvi" ? ' , ' . - 'V Saturday:. March' 12, 196a i. Hftnifc i By JAMES HARNEY Daily News Slaf Wnief In an early-morning vote that drew rave reviews from some Broadway stars but was round ly panned by theater owners, the Board of Estimate yesterday unanimously approved the landmarkingof 28 Broadway theaters. The ll-to-0 vote came at 3 a m. after a day of lobbying during which actors and actresses made dramatic pleas on the steps of City Hall for the landmarking. The ruling means that no alterations ran be made to the inside or outside of the theater buildings some of them more than 50 years old without official approval. However, the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission has agreed to create a five-member panel to consider recommendations from theater owners. The new panel, which commission spokeswoman Lillian Ayala said w ill consist of two members from the commission and three others from 'theater advisory groups," w as established in response to complaints from theater owners that "blanket rules" on changing interiors make it costly to restore old moldings and other architectural details after productions that require their removal. 'They're choking our ability to make the kinds of changes we need to make to make theater viable," said Ethan Geto, a spokesman for Shubert. Nedcrlander and Ju ja nicy n theater groups. LOTTERY New York Daily: 271 WIn-4: 3384 KENO: 4, 11, 14, 15, 18, 24. 26, 28, 32. 37. 44. 48. 54, 68, 71, 75. 76, 77,. 78. 79. 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