Daily News from New York, New York on October 24, 1984 · 86
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Daily News from New York, New York · 86

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Wednesday, October 24, 1984
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i 1 11 T3 ml ' "Another teen suicide? Thomas Santangelo, 18, of Garden City, a freshman at Fairfield University in Connecticut, apparently hanged himself in the closet of his dormitory room, police said yesterday. Me was found by his roommate about 10:45 a.m. Monday, police said. Santangelo was pronounced dead at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport. The apparent suicide was the fourth to hit the metropolitan area in the past two weeks. Gambino convicted Reputed mob boss Rosario Gambino and three of four relatives on trial for drug trafficking were found guilty yesterday of a plot to distribute millions of dollars worth of heroin in southern New Jersey. A U.S. District Court jury returned guilty verdicts on six of nine counts against Gambino. 42, of Cherry Hill, N.J. A distant cousin of the late mob boss Carlo Gambino, he was acquitted of the most serious charge that he organized, managed and supervised a continuing criminal enterprise involving narcotics. The trial took seven weeks. Gambino and the three relatives were convicted of multiple counts of conspiracy, possession and distribution of heroin and of using the telephone to facilitate a drug scheme. A fourth relative, Mario Gambino, 23, of North Cape May. was found innocent of all charges against him. IX'Pantker-cdrmcteal -Justice Edward Greenfield said. . 3 hwT Former Black Panther Donald Weems was convicted yesterday of murder, attempted murder and robbery charges stemming from the heist of a Brink's armored truck in a Bronx shopping center three years ago. Weems, 37, also known as Kuwasi Balagoon, faces life in prison when he is sentenced Friday by Bronx Supreme Court Judge Ivan Warner for killing one Brink's guard and permanently disabling another during the $292,000 robbery. Weems, who elected to defend himself during the heavily guarded jury trial, is currently serving a 75-year sentence for the murder of two cops and one guard during a bungled holdup of a Brink's truck in Rockland County in October 1981. Patrice O'Shaughnessy Lotto suit unzipped Heaven is beyond the jurisdiction of the State Supreme Court, a judge has ruled in allowing an Inwood woman to retain $2.8 million that she won in the state lottery three years ago. Daisy Fernandez' big win was challenged by a neighbor, Christopher Pando, 16, who claimed he made a deal to pick a lottery number for her after praying to his favorite saint for guidance. Pando said Fernandez had agreed to give him half of any jackpot she won. Fernandez denied any such deal. In dismissing Pando's suit, agreement descrTBea By Pando, even if it did exist, was unenforceable. Son's stay trial set Torrance, Calif. Michael Miller, 21, the son of President Reagan's personal attorney, Roy Miller, will go to trial Nov. 26 on charges he raped and murdered his mother in March 1983. Miller has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity to charges he sexually assaulted his mother, Maguerite, 52, then clubbed her to death in her bedroom in the family home in Palos Verdes Estates. Miller is being held without bail. OK to snub surgery Stuart, Fla. Naomi Schumann, 55, a terminal cancer patient who tried to commit suicide by stabbing herself in " the abdomen, may refuse surgery for her self-inflicted wounds even though she probably will die, Circuit Judge Dwight L. Geiger ruled. For sals: top secret Washington A gift shop at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston is selling souvenir envelopes that provide detailed drawings and the official code name of a top-secret Navy space project, according to Aviation Week and Space Tech-nololgy magazine. The aerospace industry publication said the souvenir . postal foyer, which sells, foe "$l,"shows a'delailed drawing of the Whitecloud satellite a mother spacecraft and three-smaller craft that can be separated in orbit to fan out over a large area and scan the oceans. The fraternal spirit Bloomington, Ind. Zeta Be-, ta Tau, an Indiana University fraternity hit by an arson fire that killed a 19-year-old student, has received more than $1,000 in contributions to help it rebuild, a fraternity official says. Israel David Edelman, a former fraternity member who transferred this semester to the university's Richmond campus, was killed in the fire, which erupted early Sunday. Former student Jerry S. Zook, 23, of Indianapolis, was arrested Monday and charged with arson and murder. 'Gemf. qI a hotel--is tops with them A topping-off party--for the "first gem in the new Times Square crown" was held yesterday with Mayor Koch and other dignitaries braving a chill breeze at an eighth-floor bash for the partially completed New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. The mayor praised the state Urban Development Corp., sponsor of the $1.6 billion Times Square redevelopment project of which the hotel is a key part. James Harney ll70r3i''"y Church hits Pole cops Report blasts Israel Geneva A report published today by the International Commission of Jurists, a worldwide organization that advises the United Nations, charged Israel with unjustified harassment of universities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip occupied Arab territories. The 88-page report by three academics an Englishman, a Dane and an American, criticized among other things what it said were "measures restricting the import of foreign funds, books and educational equipment" Warsaw The Catholic Church yesterday released a report charging police failed to investigate last February when four Solidarity activists were kidnaped and beaten near the site of the abduction of a pro-Solidarity priest last week. The report coincided with warnings by underground Solidarity workers at a Warsaw steel mill that they would call . a strike unless authorities released the Rev. Jerzy Popieluszko, 37, an outspoken priest who was abducted from his car last Friday near the northern city of Torun by two unidentified assailants, one wearing a police uniform. f fs j 11,1 SEWING NEEDLEWORK V. V A vttfp -. Ogyi i . (Mm J Al ZI3 L J (XU j) tp : . I I 2& Nem fesnmn oiness sftoe Ml ' (s 2J'wi ccctcn lor women Now I 111 V 2.-3.1 S'6 90 They wore S19 99. -VI . 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