Daily News from New York, New York on September 3, 1987 · 607
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Daily News from New York, New York · 607

New York, New York
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Thursday, September 3, 1987
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7 Thursday September 3, 1987 r DAILY NEWS " iVj j in -)yo6 q 53 Taylor-made, but snot worth a scent to me ITS AMAZING HOW the stars can influence your life. Elizabeth Taylor, for example. One day last week I found myself standing at a department store perfume counter seriously considering spending $200 for an ounce of her new perfume, Passion. Suddenly I heard the star's unmistakable voice in the background. "I have a passion for life," she said. "I have a passion for a lot of things." The voice came from a promotional video running continuously next to the perfume counter, which had been draped, rather funereally I thought, in purple moire silk in honor of the new fragrance. "Passion is every woman's best friend," the voice said, egging me on. Given some of the vicissitudes of her life, one might question whether passion has indeed been Taylor's best friend. But who would know better than she? The problem with buying Passion, apart from the question of whether my charge account would tolerate the shock, was that I can't stand the stuff. It's a heavy floral-oriental scent, "a sensuous blend of brilliant floral and distinctive Oriental notes," according to a descriptive flyer. "Beautiful and Enduring." I'll say. Two drops could clear a room. So why buy it? Well, if I were to part with $200 for an ounce of "limited Edition Signature Parfum" in a "crystal-faceted violet perfume bottle" with an "inscribed gold message from, Elizabeth Taylor," the purchase would entitle me to an invitation to a reception where, the saleswoman assured me, I would get to ask the star a question. TOO 0 YE It was tempting. But $200? For perfume I don't even like? The saleswoman said it doesn't matter whether I like Passion or not In fact, she said, it might be better if I didn't like it because I wouldn't be tempted to open it I could keep it, she said. For what? "It's a collectible," she said. What isn't, these days? "It can only increase in value," she said. "And you can ask her a question. Ask her anything!" Like millions of other women, I find Elizabeth Taylor infinitely fascinat ing. Naturally, then, there are lots of things I'd just love to ask her. Is she really going to write a diet book? Will she marry Malcolm Forbes? What's all this about George Hamilton and some blond? Will she ever get a decent part again? How many chins did she used to have? Are she and Joan Rivers really friends now? How's the food at the Betty Ford Center? When all is said and done, though, there's only one question I'd ask her, if I could: "What in the world did you ever see in Eddie Fisher?" But I couldn't imagine standing up at this reception and asking that question. Nor could I imagine her answering it I could, however, imagine the aftermath, being escorted out the door by security guards. As I found out later, I couldn't ask her that anyway. According to a public relations person for the store, Taylor will only answer questions about Pas sion, not passion. And all questions must be submitted in advance. Taylor's personal publicist will choose the questions she'll answer at the reception. YOU CAN IMAGINE the kind of questions she'll pick: "Miss Taylor, can you describe the exact moment when you had the brilliant inspiration for this marvelous new fragrance?" Perhaps I could rephrase my question. "What role did Eddie Fisher play in fomenting Passion?" Do you think it might work? Or should I save my $200? Copyright 1M7 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICE By FRANCES McMORRIS Daily News Staff Writer Heeeere's Johnny, up to his tort in a $5 million lawsuit by a Long Island dentist who doesn't think the talk show king's dentist jokes are funny. Johnny Carson hit a nerve, says Melville, L.I., dentist Michael Mendelson in papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday, when he told viewers of his April 18, 1986 show: "Imagine dentists going out of business. I haven't been so happy about a group disbanding since the Gestapo." Not satisfied with that jab, said Mendelson, Carson followed it up with a barrage of dentist jokes after Mendelson wrote him demanding a "smirk-free apology." Sample: "Michael, I won't say that dentists are kinky, but how many other people do you know who get their jollies sticking a tiny mirror in a truck driver's mouth to look at a piece of pork sausage caught on his molar?" And: "Were it not for dentists we would never have the opportunity to look up a grown man's nose." Mendelson charged Carson with invasion of privacy, defamation and intentional infliction of emotional anguish and wants the $5 million to deaden the pain. Carson's lawyers, in their court papers, said Mendelson is suing in "the misguided hope that Carson will settle the matter rather than go to the trouble of litigating." 1 3 Thursday, Sept. 3, 1987: All city parking regulations are in effect today and tomorrow. 10 a.m. Neighborhood Network releases findings on asbestos contamination in Massapequa High School, and calls for school to be closed pending investigation and cleanup. Pressroom, state Supreme Court Building, Mineola, L.I. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. New York University College of Dentistry offers free dental screenings and lessons to homeless children. Martinique Hotel, second floor, 32d St. between Sixth and Seventh Aves. 10:30 a.m. Staples Corp. of Boston, with stores in Tuckahoe and Port Chester, donates free school supplies for every homeless child in Westchester County above age 5, an estimated 800 children. Rye Free Library, Boston Post Road, Rye. 11 a.m. Community groups meet to discuss 'fleas, filth and infestation leading to unhealthy conditions in city parks. Washington Square Park. Noon El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Latin music orchestra, is honored with ceremonies on group's 25th anniversary. City Hall steps. " Noon to 2 p.m. New York MoOsing,Authorty; J Symphony Orchestra and New York Lyric Circus perform at end of Bryant Park Outdoor Festival. Park's Great Lawn. Proceedings: 10 a.m. Heroin conspiracy trial involving alleged mobster Angelo Ruggiero resumes. Brooklyn Federal Court 10 a.m. Mario Biaggi-Meade Esposito bribery trial continues. Brooklyn Federal Court. 11 a.m. Dispute over estate of Rockefeller heiress Margaret Strong de Cuevas de Larrain. Manhattan Surrogate's Court. Unclean Cuisine The following is list of New York City restaurants that have been warned for having violations of the Health Code: MANHATTAN Capri Piz2a, 2730 Broadway El Malecon Restaurant, 1490 St. Nicholas Ave. Forest and Sea Restaurant, 477 Amsterdam Ave. Gallery Cafe, 680 Eighth Ave. Hunan Garden, 2850 Broadway Italian Village Pizzeria, 1526 First Ave. La Marionetta, 105 Greenwich Ave. Lee's Good Food. 74B Mott St. Miss K's, 106 Third Ave. Mykonos Restaurant 201 W. 14th St. Osaka Japanese Restaurant, ' 2584 Broadway ' Pan Americano Restaurant, 3929 ! j Broadway 1 1 gate's Pffce, 31 E. Fifth SJ. : ! 'v.:':':'. i m The New Great Wall Restaurant, 4059 Broadway Vincent's Clam Bar, 1 1 9 Mott St. Reopened: Star Ship Deli, 6 E. 48th St. QUEENS Boulevard Diner, 31-10 Northern Blvd. Chung Wah Kitchen, 172-22 46th Ave. Joseph's Luncheonette, 126-94 Willets Point Blvd. Reopened: Cafe Mondelo, 65-18 Myrtle Ave. Lenny's Clam Bar, 196-50 Northern Blvd. BRONX Tony's Pizza, 2137 Williamsbridge Road BROOKLYN Flat-K Luncheonette, 4926 Avenue K Famous Stationery, 1924 Kings Highway Reopened Golden Pizza, 246 Reid Ave. Hellenic Village Coffee Shop, 1988 Flatbush Ave. Youngs Coffee Shop, 589-91 Fulton St. STATEN ISLAND Cangiano's, 2271 Hylan Blvd. Police letter The following are from police reports: The bod ies of two unidentified DeoDle were found wrapped in Dlastic bags at different locations yesterday morning in apparently unrelated slayings, Bronx detectives said. One was left behind a shopping center at 1642 Bruckner Blvd.. and the other was in front of a buildina at 2417 Hollers Ave. Police sent the bodies to themedical examiner's office for autoRsig: ,$V 7456 7458 7762 7764 I 7966 jsiNvohk I White Plains I C0NH J New Haveril i nfwV. 7048 I g&S 7250 Y f JERSEY JP-T"J VJ ' IF f New York City f Hsyy I 7759 MjitX I Newark k feSkuLA iT 16854 I 7556 tfotf lJ I Trenton l tl 7250 U si Philadelphia I d I 7552 17 I Atlantic City I A I 7352 J AtSahtlc Ocean New York City: Clouds and sunshine with a cool breeze today. High 70-75. Clearing tonight. Low 56. Long Island: Partly sunny with cool breeze today. High 68-73. Clear and chilly tonight. Low 48-54. Northern Westchester and Fan-fleM: Clouds and cool breeze today. High 67-72. Clear tonight. Low 44-50. Northern New Jersey: Clouds and sunshine with a cool breeze today. High 67-72. Clear tonight Low 44-50. Sunny f5 Pt cloudy Q Cloudy Showers &2 Rain (SJ Snow Sun rises In New York 6:26 a.m., seis : p.m., rises Tomorrow 6:27 a.m., sets 7:23 P.m. moon rises s:io p.m., moon sets 12:29 a.m., Morning pianeis: mars, jupirer. evening planets: mercury, Venus, auiurn, uranus. Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 22 w o m o First O. Full L10. Now High Low a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. j:J :di IU:W11:0I 4:04 4:4310:21 11:20 4:W 5:1511:01 7:30 7:51 2:12 1:54 7:37 8:03 1:35 1:50 3:Z4 4:03 9:32 10:31 4:38 5:0110:3711:35 City Albany Boston Chicago Dallas Denver nonoiuiu tas Vegas os Angeles liami New Orleans Orlando Phoenix San Francisco ban juan Washington Today 6V42PC 6852PC 7V53S 9462S 9058PC 9275PC 10275PC yvopc 9080 PC 9374DC it 9276 10584PC 3iBS ?77sh 7759PC Tomorrow 7054S 8356S 9462S 7250PC 9075PC 1027SDC 9568 PC 9280PC 9172PC 9276PC 10584 PC ViBPC 9179PC 7758S Lotteries FT Connecticut Daily: Play-4: Pick it- Payoff: Pick 4: Payoff: - 526 4924 New Jersey 146 $188.00 4050 $2,825.00 New York lottery appears en pate Zi I fi Wednesday's Max. 78 at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday's Mtn. 55 at 7:30 a.m. Highest September 2, 102 in 1953. Lowest September 2, 51 in 1886. Mean temperature, 67; normol, 72; overage temperature departure since September 1, -5.0; Degree, days September 0; since July 1, 5, last year to this date, 10, normal to date, 0. 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