Daily News from New York, New York on July 23, 1984 · 71
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Daily News from New York, New York · 71

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Monday, July 23, 1984
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fj. ..... ., ! Passed his prime, Joe now dregs along r O C4 f3 "2 o 111"- ' - : ft,- 1 v; i ' ' ' - : r z s' v. i t . , ? . v . i- ,.. f . i t - .- . Tipping their, hat to royalty Prince Charles talks with Mexican team to seventh World -Wheelchair Games, which opened at Stoke Mandeville yesterday..-." Prince, wearing sombrero given to him by team members, chatted . with group a bit before officially opening the games. V -. ODD SHOfiO . By ADAM NAGOURNEY-;: -" Albany (News Bureau) Gov? "Cuomo signed legislation yesterday giving prosecutors expanded powers to go after auto strippers including tough new penalties for repeat offenders. ' ' . Before the new law, auto strippers could be prosecuted only for larceny, a misdemeanor, and it had to be . Doles may be - just the ticket Washington (UPI) Sen. Robert Dole (R Kan.), a possible contender for the 1988 Republican presidential nomination, joked yesterday that he has considered sharing the ticket with his wife. Transportation Secre-. tary Elizabeth Dole, r Asked on NBC-TV's "Meet the Press" when he thought the Republicans would put a woman on the ticket. Dole re-plied: "Well, I don't know. I've been joking with Elizabeth about '83 but she's not certain she wants a man on the ticket" He said they had not discussed the possibility of an agreement that would prevent them from running , against ; each other for the presidency. We kid about a Dole-Dole ticket but again, she's not certain she wants me on the ticket and we get into all of those things. But it is sort of interesting. 1 think this might be a way to put it together," he said. . .proved that a car had been abandoned r for 24 hours and that the defendant knew it belonged to another person. Law enforcement officials said as many as 100 auto strippers in New " York City escaped prosecution every year by stripping cars shortly after they were left on the street and before . they were considered abandoned. Under the new law, z first-time offender would , be charged with second-degree auto stripping, a misdemeanor carrying a penalty of up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. For a second offense within five years, a defendant would be charged with first-degree auto stripping, a Class E felony. It would carry a penalty of up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine, or double the defendant's financial gain from the auto parts. -THIS IS ANOTHER weapon in the arsenal to combat auto theft," said Brooklyn District Attorney Elizabeth Holtzman, who .proposed the measure. Holtzman aides said an estimated 60 of the 135,000 cars reported stolen in the state in 1982 were partially or completely stripped. Cuomo also signed legislation requiring people who post cash bail to disclose to the court their name, address, occupation and other personal information. It also gives courts the power to investigate the source of the cash and the background of the bail poster if there is suspician the money was raised through illegal means. Another law signed by Cuomo expands the power of judges to enforce protection orders against crime vie-! . tims by revoking the bail or probation of a suspectho Violated Ihfc Order!. : ND HE COULD PASS that football like nothing you have ever seen, like nothing you have ever seen!" Jo sings ine Wreck in the musical "Wonderful Town," and we have Betty Comden and Adolph Green to thank for the lyric. The Lou Harris poll has just picked the most famous football name of all time and it turns out to be our old pal Joe Namath. Broadway Joe has. been doing standing-room-only in the musical "Sugar" in Atlantic City, just killing the people every performance as he turns up in drag playing Josephine in the musical version of "Some Like It Hot" (This is usually referred to as "the Tony Curtis part") Joe has now segued to Fort Bragg, N.C., where he will perform in "Cactus Flower." But the Nederlander Organization is already getting set to bring him back in "Sugar" for a big Los Angeles opening Aug. 14. When this happens, Bobby Morse will be recreating his original Broadway role, as the co-star. (This is usually referred to as "the Jack Lemmon part") A MOST unhappy young fella is Michael Jackson. It has long been his . ... - i ; .... . I . - - I I . 1 Stefanie Powers: an Item with Tim , dream to play a concert in New York But Michael isn't making any personal money from the Jackson tour since he has promised his take to charity. And everybody else concerned does stand to make a lot of dough, so they don't want to come into Manhattan and play only in Madison Square Garden. They would utilize only 14,000 of the Garden's 20,000 seats because of their equipment "It's just not feasible," says one insider. That's why the concerts are set for Giants Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands for July 29, 30, 31, with perhaps one extra date thrown in. In three nights the Jacksons can double what they'd make in the Garden. But Michael is so insistant that talks are ongoing about a possible added New York booking. Maybe in Shea Stadium. I SAT UP all night reading a new novel by Pierre Salinger and Leonard Gross, called "The . Dossier." This is about a Paris newsman who intensely resembles Salinger, who was press secretary to JFK. The herd is a half-French American who has expatriated himself to France, where he serves a giant U.S. I ' I If c v I is. - i v t J Joe Namath: still knocks 'em dead TV network. (Just as Pierre serves ABC in real life.) Anyway, it is a terrific yarn and surprise has a heroine who will please liberated women everywhere. (Salinger must have been reading Ms. magazine.) The best thing about this thriller happens to be, not the plot that concerns collaborating with the Nazis, but the authors' philosophical asides about fame, success, ambition and what it means to be an American these days. - - -SPEAKING OF Ms., the mag has proclaimed tomorrow as National Truth " Day", and that has to do with their '. August issue with its theme "What Men Haven't Told Women." Ms. asks men across the nation to tell one truth they haven't told before to the most important woman in their life, and if they do, Ms. will send a button reading "Ms. Made Me an Honest Man." (Call 212-719-3482 for your button.) This is a landmark issue from the women's magazine, on men for a change. ACCORDING TO WWD reporter Christopher Petkanas, the set in France where they are filming "Mistral's Daughter" has been as hot off as on screen. There is much interest in the high-quality $15 million . miniseries being made of the Judith Krantz novel. Stefanie Powers and Timothy Dalton are reported to have become "an item" both before the camera and behind it. (Gee, and just the other day this column had Dalton consoling his former love, Vanessa Redgrave.) LUCKY SEVEN! When Lee Majors displays his second episode of "The Fall Guy" on ABC come September, the show, Called "Losers Weepers" will feature seven of our best comics Don Adams, Frank Gorshen, Sammy Jackson, Dick Shawn, Larry Storch, Jimmy Walker and Avery Schreiber. They will all be playing it straight and dramatic! PLAYING IT straight or androgynous schizophrenia. Just as Julie Andrews was a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman in "VictorVictoria" (which she will also do again on the Broadway stage), Steve . Martin will portray a man pretending to be a woman pretending to be a man in his .soon-due" movie "All of Me." Lily Tomlln is his other half. Las Vegas (UPD A $4.50 wager by a Las Vegas casino dealer won him a Nevada record $250,000 keno jackpot. Jesse Lev, a 39-year-old native of Israel who has lived in Las Vegas for four years, selected the winning combination of nine numbers Saturday. Lev, who has a degree in engineering but helped run a craps table at Vegas World Casino, immediately quit his job. So did his wife, Miriam, a slot machine change dispenser at the Imperial Palace Casino )P ' ' , s. - . .

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