Daily News from New York, New York on March 18, 1976 · 41
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Daily News from New York, New York · 41

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Thursday, March 18, 1976
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DAILY NEWS, THURSDAY MARCH 18, 1976 41 h&irsMmSlPllkyMi!!ss NEWS DRIEFS an Dies deb a PBooBuge OffB A man plunged 40 feet to his death from the northbound side of the elevated Bruckner Expressway, in the Bronx, when he tried to avoid being hit by a car, the police said yesterday. Th man, identified as Gene Bowman, 23, had reportedly been in an off-duty nonmedallion cab driven by his friend, Frederick Burnett of 1040 Rosedale Ave., Bronx, when the cab was in a minor accident with another car on the northbound 137th" St. exit ramo -about midnight Tuesday. While waiting on the roaJ with Burnett and the driver of the other car. Bowman saw a thiro car approaching:. He attempted to jump over a gap of several feet to the southbound side of the highway, but failed. The onesr.iing car. which the police said was driven by Thomas Carl o 100-16 Erskine riace, Bronx, then struck the two others, but the mkhap was minor. . Martin Gottlieb Dangerous Pacifiers Sought in Stores The type of pacifier that caused the death last month of a 5-month-old Bronx boy is to be removed today by health officials from the shelves of 71 stores that are believed to have stocked the items, the New York City Health Department said yesterday. Deputy Commissioner Jean B. Cropper urged families that might still have the pacifiers athome to destroy them. The pacifier is approximately two inches Ion with a handle In the shape of an animal head, a flower, or a baby with a cowboy or sailor hat. They ara made in Spain and carry the name Chupetes. Jhn LewU Jobless Printer Shot by Fleeing Bandits An unemployed printer as shot In the head and critically woulded yesterday by one of three stickup men who were making ttua'r. getaway after a $2,000 robbery at the Graphic Arts Federal Credit Union at 817 Broadway at 12th St., police said. Detectives said Victor Ianelli. 38, of 1172 68th St., Brooklyn, was shot as he was leaving the elevator on the building's seventh floor to go to his union headquarters in search of work. The credit union office was down the hall from te International Typographical Union Local 6. Ianelli, who had worked for several commercail printing firms, was listed in critical condition at St. Vincent's Hospital. Indicted in Bilking of Insurance Firm A ' former insurance claims officer has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury for alleged grand larceny of $30,000 of his company's fund.. The - indictment charges that the former officer, Howard Finkelstein, 47, of 97 Princeton Drive, .Tappan, N.Y., worked out a scheme for submitting phoney claims to the. company, the Travelers Insurance Co., in 1973. Finkelstein was indicted on charges of grand larcrtiy, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal possession of 'forged instruments and conspiracy. Robert Crane Seek OK of Sale of 8 Townhouses The Board of Estimate was asked yesterday to approve the sale of eight Federal-style townhouses at Greenwich and Harrison Sts. in the downtown Washington St. urban-renewal area to purchasers willing to pay between $35,000 and $75,000. The sale would bring the city $452,000. Housing Administrator Roger Starr, in asking approval, said that the houses are considered to be tha finest group of restored Federal-style townhouses in the city, and would-be purchesers would have to restore the interiors. A ninth house, at 27 Harrison St., is still available at $75,000. Owen Merits Review Decision on Age, Airline Told Pan American' Airways was ordered yesterday to reconsider the employment of a 45-year-old man whose application for a job as flight cabin attendant was rejected because of age. The city Commission on Human Rights issued the order after finding Pan Am guilty of using age discrimination against Robert Fitzsimmons of 2091 Tiebout Ave., the Bronx. According to Commissioner Eleanor Holmes Norton, the commission found that interviews Fitzsimmons had with the airline focused on his age and out interviewer described him as "rather aged-looking." As a result of the decision, the airline mast now permit Fitzsimmons to complete the application process and hire him if he quai'f.rs -Causewell Vaughan Gas Price Drops for Fourth Month Thj tverage retail price of gasoline in the New York-northeast-jrn New Jersey region diooed by 0.1 in January, the fourth consecutive month of decline, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported yesterday. The bureau's regional commissioner, Herbeit Bienstock, said the decline since September totalled 2.1 for tegular gasoline and 1.5 for premium. Over the year ended in January, however, prices were up 8.1 cents a gallon for regular gasoline and 8.5 for premium, Bienstock reported. Robert Carroll Two Bus Routes for Sixth Ave. Two new bus routes will offer commuters, arriving In the city at the Port Authority bus terminal and Grand Central Terminal transportation to shops and offices on tipper Sixth Ave., the Transit Authority announced yesterday. - One route will ba a branch of the M-104, which runs across 42d St. Starting Monday, every third westbound M-104 will turn north on Sixth Ave., rather than on Eighth Ave., and resume its regular route at Central Park South and Columbus Circle. The other route, also starting Monday, will be a branch of the M-6, which will originate at Eighth Ave. and 41st St., across from the Port Authority bus terminal, go east to Sixth Ave. and then head north on Sixth Avtf. rudtneir.Kvjav weep Pmsttk Ml m Emk By THOMAS POSTER Albany, March 17 (News Bureau) Legislation that would drive prostitutes out of Times Square and other Manhattan spots was stymied here today ly stiff opposition from some liberal lawmakers afraid of giving the police too broad powers. Senate Minority Leader Manfred Ohrenstein (D-Manhattan) is chief sponsor of a bill that would ban "loitering for purposes of prostitution." The bill has been sitting In the Senate Codes Committee, where Chairman - Douglas Barclay (R-Pulaski) said he was waiting for Ohrenstein to bring it up for discussion. "I,m definitely going to get a bill," said Ohrenstein, whose West Side district is inundated with prostitutes who flock there from other parts of" the city. "The problem is that some of the liberal members have raised serious civil liberty questions. We need to consider guidelines for the police. Right now some legislators feel it contains police powers that are too sweeping." "Can't Satisfy Everyone Ohrenstein said, "We can't allow this condition of prostitutes to continue to pollute our communities," but we'll never satisfy all objections. We may be going too far in the present legislation where police might be arresting innocent passersby." ther sources here said that Ohrenstein is having trouble finding a sponsor for the bill in the Assembly. Barclay explained that the reason the bill was not moving out of his committee was "only because there is no pressure for it." "I'm personally interested In the bill and I intend to give it a lot of studv but I don't see any- Queen Sreeits ur Ambassador London ANNE ARMSTRONG, America's new ambassador to Britain, rode in a royal ' coach through the rainy streets of London yesterday and presented her credentials to QUEEN ELIZABETH at Buckingham Palace. Mrs. - Armstrong carried bouquet of " yellow roses, and said the flowers symbolized her Texas back- Moldng IVews ground. Her husband, Tobin, is wealthy Texas rancher. Mrs. Armstrong, 48, is the first woman to serve as U.S. . ambassador to the Court of St. James's. Washington Rep. JAMES R. JONES of Oklahoma",- assistant Democratic whip in the House, has been fined $200 for breaking campaign laws in his 1972 race. "I'm glad it's all over," he said. Jones, 36, was fined for failing to report con-, tributions of between ' $1,000 and $2,000 from ROYCE SAVAGE, former counsel for Gulf Oil. , .'. Los Angeles Actress JANE FONDA says the State Department is ignoring Americans who have been jailed in Mexico without trials. "The State Department pours millions of dollars into the Mexican economy," Miss Fonda said. "It should be ' spending more money to help" some of ur -" children and,." adults in Mexican Jails," She" spoke at a MmfargV red ty. ftt WaI 1 Manfred Ohrenstein Know the problem one in the Legislature as yet pushing for it," said Barclay. " Ohrenstein said the Civil Liberties Union was opposed to it but that compromise legislation could be developed. "Look, I know what the problem is," said Ohrenstein. "Last Friday night I took my wife to dinner in a fine restaurant on Eighth Ave. with some friends and when we came out we couldn't even walk on the street; it was packed with young women who were obviously soliciting. New York will never regenerate economic activity with that kind of scene." 0 UPI Phato Ambassador Anne Armstrong setting out for Palace. her husband, TOM HA YD EN, who is running for the JJ.S. Senate from California. ? ' Toronto The Association of Canadian Television and . Radio - Artists has denied a -work permit ' to actress -KATHLEEN WIDDOES, who had been selected to play the -role of a Canadian women's suffrage heroine in a television special. The union said it had taken the action .because " Miss Widdoes, who lives in - New York, is not Canadian. .Miss 'Widdoes has won many ' plaudits - for her " Shakespea- - rean roles. " Greenwich, Conn. DOROTHY" HAMILL, wh wron a gold medal for the United States in figure skating at the n -winter ; Olympics will ba hoofjrd, ,here .Juodav at a, honrp coming celebration."' Ffie Jersey Tax A Windfall For Albany? By PETER YERKE3 New Jersey Senate Democratic leaders said yesterday that March 29 might be the date for a vote on the latest plan for a state income tax that could give New York State a bonus of as much as $10 million a year. As things bow stand, Sidney Glaser. New Jersey's tax director, said, 80,000 commuters live in New York, work in New Jersey and pay the emergency transportation tax to New Jersey. The tax is at the same rate as . the Now York state income tax and nets about $35 million for New Jersey. If New Jersey's proposed 2-to-4 income tax goes through, Glaser said, the commuters will pay less to New Jersey but will owe New York State the balance. Glaser said that he had not calculated how much New York would get. But figures he supplied indicated the bonus for New York could hit $10 million. He said that New York City would apparently not receive any windfall from the taxes. The bundle of complex bills Includes the income tax proposal, a program of property-tax cuts and an increase in state aid ta municipalities. 4 Greenwich Ice skating rink will be renamed in her honor. Washington GEORGE D. DAV'IS, director of planning for New York State's Adirondack Park Agency, has been named executive director ef the Wilderness Society. The Washington-based conserva-;tion group claims 80,000 mem- " bers throughout the United . - States. Los Angeles JOHN McLUCAS, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, ' " tried ' to bypass a security checkpoint at Los Angeles . International Airport by posing as an airline employe. He was caught by a security agent ' for Trans World Airlines, who gave him a stern lecture. McLucas said he "just ioYed" the fact that security nijerautions Xere B& enough to caich-hiaiv -

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