Daily News from New York, New York on May 25, 1983 · 7
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Daily News from New York, New York · 7

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Wednesday, May 25, 1983
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I f Their cup runneth over . . . a President Reagan addresses a reception for the Stanley -"Xup champion New York ' Iclanriers hOCkeV Club 4 ;. yesterday at the White House. From left: Billy Smith, Reagan, Denis Potvin, Mike Bossy and the Stanley Cup their fourth in a row. 1 1 1 1 Gan't lure, hold unwilling r ', - ' i : f. By CHARLES W. BELL f and BELLA ENGLISH A Manhattan Supreme-'Court justice yesterday slap-- ped a restraining order on a Brooklyn religious group that 1 nnitticail rtf 1 11 Tin C7 homeless and runaway chil-' dren with promises of jobs and , then refusing to pay them or let them leave. Justice Stanley Ostrau said the Church of Bible Understanding must not house or transport anyone under 18 -without parental consent, and -the group must not hold any 'iyouths against their will. In " Other contest s" Here are the lucky numbers for Wednesday, 1 May 25, in that other contest being conducted by I 'another newspaper in the city: V 90,85,53,40,22,58 ' 65, 15,42,83,71,84 s hotel rises, JTTHE BIG HOTEL, J p the one that is to U I become a showpiece of the corporation, , is rising now, and soon it will dominate the skyline in Times Square. The corporation has 118 hotels in its chain. The nna in Times Sauare. the J Ll Vs " - Harriott Marquis, is to be set apart. When it is ready for occupany in the fall of 1985, the Marriott Marquis will have more than ( 1,800 rooms. Marquis is the name that Marriott uses to identify its finest I - .ris- -n r - m J . mirr i I MMmmMMwmwm H . .v V addition, Ostrau ordered that no church members may enter Under 21, a Times Square youth shelter run by Covenant House. . . According to a complaint filed by Covenant House, the religious group "wrongfully, maliciously, willfully and without any pretense of legal process imprisoned and confined the children from Under 21 and deprived them of their liberty." The group, which calls itself both the Church of Bible Understanding and The We People, had been sending its members to Under 21, under the guise of being homeless, to recruit youths with promises of jobs, money, food, shelter and "salvation," according to Covenant House officials. BUT ONCE the teenagers were taken to a four-story house on Woodruff Ave. in Brooklyn, many were not allowed to leave, according to signed statements by youths - who eventually -did leave. In addition, some of the Doys wno cards and EARL CALDWELL service. It has Marquis 44'rJ 1 t:"' "l I i V- '- .;rt,m,J Group of teens from Church of worked at the Christian Brothers Carpet Cleaning Service, which operated out of the same house, said they were not paid the "allowance" they were promised. Police summoned by Covenant House went into the Woodruff Ave. house Monday to escort two youths out who said they had not been allowed to leave. An attorney for the group denied that children were so do those cards are in the hands of the people ncMorc its hest customers. Now the name that Marriott uses to signify excellence is the name it gives to its hotel in Times Square. - A spokesman for Marriott said that in its hotels it takes one employe for each room the hotel has, which is a way of saying that Marriott Marquis figures to become a major employer in the city. IT IS ALSO A PART of what makes the work of, union organizers at another hotel the Marriott Corp. has opened in the city so important This is the hotel that sits in the shadow of LaGuardia Airport It is a small hotel. It has just 450 rooms but there some 300 employes there that organizers of the Hotel & Motel Trades CouncpAFL-CIO, are attempting to unionize .It isjia easfifib. Of th4 118 hotels the Marriott Corp. has, only at the Esseltflouee on Central Pi. South are the employes unionized. And at the bssex Bible Understanding at The News yesterday. being held against their wilL "I met a couple of the kids," said attorney Paul AppeL "They said they liked the program, that they found a great deal of warmth there. If they want to leave, they can leave." ACCORDING TO a statement by a 14-year-old boy who 'went to the house, about 125 youths were there, some of whom wanted to leave. "We had a meeting that lasted from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., when we were union's House, the union chased the hotel in 1982. "The stakes are fairly high." Jorge Rodriguez said. "They're tough," John Spearman said of the Marriott Corp. "They train their lPle to h owto keep the union from coming in. They're skilled I at : it "This will have national implications, Cariyn MeTheSthree of them-Rodriguez. Speannan and MeyerUJeie organizers the Hotel & Motel TJides CouncU has sent out to unionize the workers at the LaGuardia Marriott .m.t ic th "The housekeepers," Spearman said That a the bieeest group. Once we make a breakthrough, it 11 be eater " Jofci Spearman is a young black jman jrhj has 11 years in as a union organizer r organizing at, plants where you have 4,000 people, - - - - - - - 'gee CALDWELL Paga 24 I CAfHMN DOMOrWU told we could have two hours of sleep," he said. "We were not allowed to sleep during the meeting. Also during the. meeting, the leaders yelled at and humiliated some of the kids until they cried." "This is the worst example of cultist activity, and we cannot permit a cult to exploit these most exploitable children," said the Rev. Bruce Rit-ter, president of Covenant House. "We will do everything in our power to fight them." t hopes f nlace when Marriott pur- was in place when Marriott pur

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