Newsday from New York, New York on October 20, 1978 · 11
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Newsday from New York, New York · 11

New York, New York
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Friday, October 20, 1978
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City Ends Tradition —Continued from Page 5 water that it haa given free of charge The new policy met with mixed reaction among the rest of the board members Some of them had criticised it because they said it would push some financially shaky institutions over the brink 1 think it was the representative from Queens who the suggestion that the mayor set up a committee to decide on a rnno by case basis” which tax-exempt groups should get free water and sewer services said a representative for Men hattan Borough President Andrew J Stein "We think that’s a good idea” he said In other actions: The board postponed decision on an application for a franchise would bring cable television to Queens As expected representatives of City Controller Harrison J Goldin asked that the matter be postponed until the board’s Nov 2 meeting because they wanted to give the proposed contract more study During an executive session Wednesday representatives of Goldin who is running for state controller had that die matter be postponed until the board’s Nov 16 meeting Bellamy ob-jected and said she thought that the matter which had been postponed several times in the past hnnM be decided Nov 2 The board gave the city the go-ahead to apply for $16 million in federal Urban Development "Action Grants” that would help Alexander’s Department Store move into a building in Jamaica that had formerly housed Macy’s and would also help Portman Properties an Atlanta hotel developer build a 2000-room hotel in the Times Square area During a hearing that preceded the board’s unanimous vote there was one dissenter on one of the projects The president of Mays Department Store which has a store near the proposed site of the Alexander’s branch mM he thought that Alexander’s would jeopardize Mays because the market could not support two discount stores in the same area However community planners from Queens disagreed saying that a new discount department store would help the unemployment situation in the area Stein Carey Exchange Praise By Bob Keeler Newsday Albany Bureau New York — For this prophet Isaiah the metaphor of peace was the lion lying down with the lamb The eight of Andrew Stein endorsing Hugh Carey for eovernor yesterday was less bibli cal but no less extraordinary Stein the Manhattan borough president six months ago called Carey’s administration a disaster He is playing a major role in the campaign to im—t Assembly Speaker Stanley Steingut a major Carey ally And Stein probably has mine enemies among Assembly Democrats than has Carey’s Republican opponent Perry Duryea Yet there they were standing in front of reporters in Carey’s Manhattan office nnminring Stein’s support of Carey and Careys support of a Stein proposal to help lower-income persons who earn to much to receive ' Medicaid Given the controversy and political enemies surrounding Stein Carey was questioned about the value of a Stein endorsement Carey said: "Clearly Andrew Stein has built a strong constituency among the elderly” A Carey aide said that the endorsement does not mean that major cam-paign contributions will be com ing from Stein’s father Jerry Finkel-stein a wealthy publisher Earlier the state’s highest elected Yankee fan rode up Broadway in a flatbed truck with Duryea Mayor Edward Koch and the New York Yankees Carey stood at the rear of the truck arm-in-arm with Ids friend Reginald Martinez Jackson as the crowd roared "Reggie” At City Hall Carey got the same treatment that all candidates and office-holders get in appearances with athletes: He was resoundingly booed It didn’t bother Carey whose spirits have been lifted by the hope that he too can come from behind Duryea on Centralized Services —Joy Allen Rohatyn Shinn Honored New York (AP)— Felix Rohatyn chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corp and Richard R Shinn president of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co were given placques of Special Tribute yesterday by the Fifth Avenue Association for their aid in the city’s fight to avoid bankruptcy By Judith Bender Newsday State Correspondent Local centers to bring together services for women were to be proposed services now provided by child care centers or those provided for displaced homemakers battered wives or victims of child abuse or rape would be organized in neighborhood-centers so they could closely be tailored to fit tee needs of residents Duryea said he also intends to have ready by March 15 if he is elected a plan for increasing the effectiveness of state agencies in their efforts for women And he said his transition team’s responsibility would include development of a women’s job bank to fill state appointments Gov Hugh Carey has appointed the state’s first female aunenntendant of banks and first female social services commissioner Duryea campaigned in Nassau County yesterday — with time out for an appearance with the victorious Yankees in a victory parade in Manhattan— and told village mayors that his rival had "put a freeze1 on the amount of money they get from the state’s revenue-sharing program But James Introne of the state budget division said that the proposal while made fay Carey in 1977 had never been approved fay the Legislature The Montauk assemblyman who was escorted at all his campaign stops by Nassau Republican leader Joseph Margiotta spoke at a meeting of a statewide association of industrial development agencies Later he addressed nearly 700 Grumman employees John Bierwirth Grumman Corp chairman described him as an "old friend of Grumman” In a similar gtop a month ago Carey had been lauded by Bierwirth as "a governor who cares about business” Image Is Important in Race for Controller — fminiiAfl Awrni Pnrro 1C i i i nn - — Continued from Page 15 vice to the party His phenomenal political success in his home county and the need to balance the ticket with an upstater made him a natural choiwa for another chance this year Regan baa won two terms as county executive in a county where Democrats outnumber Republicans He even carried the city of Buffalo where the Republicans are outnum-‘ bered 3-1 in voter registration Both candidates say they have been tough and innovative in their present jobs and promise that they would be the same as state controller Other than that the campaign has been' short on issues Each man has cod5entrato(l:(in polishing his own image while tarnishing his opponent’s Goldin says "We have a remarkable opportunity if we are wise enough to act upon it and plan for it: to effect an orderly program of tax reduction while at the same time through implamawtatiem gf responsible performance auditing getting more out of the tax dollars we already have” Regan says "I see my role as chief financial officer to vigorously attack the spending that goes on in the state to point out to the Legislature and the governor ways the spending can be cut I think it is absolutely essential that government be ebl to put a stop to what has apparently been uncontrolled governmental growth” is reportedly miffed at Goldin for having openly run for state controller before Levitt announced he would retire He supported Goldin’s Democratic challenger Stephen Berger before Berger was thrown off the primary ballot by the courts Republican Regan however praises Democrat Ivitt every chance his gets even saying he would will appoint Ientt to a board to advise on investment of the state pension fund Goldin expresses outward reverence for Levitt while insisting he would be much more of an activist particularly in auditing the performance of local government Goldin largely ignores what Levitt has said about him tl Dam X v ' e it history has played little role in the campaign He he had to say about Levitt in 1970 “ £

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