1991


Jan 4
Rochester policemen Gregory R. Raggi and William Morris are suspended with pay during an ongoing corruption investigation in the force. Highway commander Thomas W. Alessi is given a further 30-day suspension without pay. Investigator Jack Jordan files for retirement.

Jan 8
The Rochester city council approves the appointment of Roy A. Irving as Chief of Police. It is announced that Captain James W. O'Brien and Sergeant Mark Blair, under investigation, are retiring.

Jan 11
Roy A. Irving is sworn in as Rochester police chief.

Jan 15
Suspended Rochester, New York, police chief Terrence M. Rickard retires.

Jan 16
Former New York State Thruway chairman R. Burdell Bixby, 76, dies of lung cancer.

Jan 17
Rochester school teachers ratify a $65,000,000 contract.

Jan 18
A grand jury in Monroe County acquits Rochester Deputy Police chief Terrence M. Rickard of any wrongdoing in the city's police scandal.

Jan 19
U. S. Congressman Hamilton Fish Sr., 102, dies.

Jan 20
The Buffalo Bills win the American Football Conference (AFC) title, defeating the Los Angeles Raiders, 51-3, pitting them against the National Football Conference (NFC) winners the New York Giants, who today beat San Francisco 15-3.

Jan 23
The Salomon Brothers brokerage firm is fined $1,300,000 for violating federal securities laws.

Jan 27
The New York Giants defeat the Buffalo Bills 20-19 in football's 25th Super Bowl.

Jan 29
Governor Mario Cuomo calls for a 10¢ a gallon gasoline tax hike.

Jan 30
Group therapy pioneer Newton J. Bigelow, former New York commissioner of mental hygiene, dies of congestive heart failure at the age of 87.

Jan 31
The Xerox Corporation announces a 65% drop in net income. ** Cuomo proposes $4,500,000,000 in spending cuts and a few new taxes and fees, in an attempt to close the state's budget gap.

 

February
The Salomon Brothers brokerage hous acquires 57% of the U. S. Treasury's issue of five-year notes, exceeding the allowable percentage. ** Rochester prosecutors subpoena members of the city's Highway Interdiction Team as part of a civil rights investigation.

Feb 1
Rochester serial killer Arthur Shawcross is sentenced to a 250-year-to life prison term on ten second degree murder charges.

Feb 3
A Rochester home explodes from natural gas in the basement, which may have leaked in through a storm sewer. There are no injuries. ** Temperatures in New York City rise to 64 degrees F, highest here for this date.

Feb 4
Temperatures in New York City rise to 68 degrees F, highest here for this date.

Feb 5
Temperatures in New York City rise to 70 degrees F, a second daily record in a row here.

Feb 6
Temperatures in New York City rise to 58 degrees F, a third daily high in a row.

Feb 11
Rochester Deputy Chief of Police Rickard retires.

Feb 12
Former New York City mayor Robert F. Wagner, 80, dies.

Feb 14
Skier A. J. Kitt of Greece, New York, wins the downhill title at the U. S. Alpine Championships in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Feb 15
Kitt wins the Super G championship.

Feb 20
Lake Ontario reaches a 13-year February high.

Feb 21
The New York City investment firm Salomon Brothers and their customers acquire 57% of five-year notes at an auction. Several of the bids are unauthorized by the customers. After complaints against one of the customers by the Federal Reserve, Salomon government securities desk head Paul Mozer changes the name on the bid.

Feb 22
Temperatures in New York City rise to 66 degrees F, highest here for this date.

Feb 26
The Xerox Corporation reaches an-out-of-court settlement with 13 former employees who claimed age discrimination.

 

March
Cinematographer Nestor Almendros, 61, dies of lymphoma in New York City.

Mar 1
Rochester is struck by a major ice storm. Some residents will be without power for nearly two weeks.

Mar 9
Temperatures in New York City rise to 86 degrees F, highest here for this date.

Mar 13
Jazz cornetist Jimmy McPartland, 83 dies of lung cancer in Port Washington.

Mar 14
Pop songwriter Jerome "Doc" Pomus, 65, dies of lung cancer in New York City. ** Film lyricist Howard Ashman, 40, dies of complications from AIDS in New York City.

Mar 15
Robert Maxwell buys the financially-troubled New York Daily News, after the paper's unions make concessions.

Mar 19
Charges are dropped against accused Rochester drug dealer Samuel Dukes when documents are withheld from his defense because of their use in the investigation of the city's police force.

Mar 20
Conor, the 5-year-old son of rock guitarist Eric Clapton, is killed falling from the 53rd floor window of a New York City high-rise apartment. ** Charges against accused Rochester drug dealer John Dantzler are dropped.

Mar 23
Buffalo restauranteur Dominic G. "Don" Bellissimo, 68, popularizer of Buffalo chicken wings, dies.

Mar 25
Sam's Wholesale Club opens in Rochester's suburb of Henrietta. Union pickets greet parent company Wal-Mart's CEO Sam Walton when he arrives.

Mar 28
A marketing consultant advises Rochester to build a downtown baseball stadium.

Mar 29
State Supreme Court Appellate Division Justice James Boomer upholds Ontario County Judge Frederic Henry's decision not to grant accused child sexual abuser Richard Knupp a new trial.

Mar 31
New York Daily News unions sign a new contract.

 

Apr 1
Drug charges in Rochester against Ernest "Joey" Foxx are dropped.

Apr 4
Drug-related charges against Shequal Wilson are dismissed in Rochester because police witnesses have been suspended.

Apr 8
Temperatures in New York City reach 90 degrees F, highest here for this date.

Apr 9
Temperatures in New York City climb to 86 degrees F, highest here for this date.

Apr 10
Temperatures in New York City climb to 86 dgrees F, highest here for this date.

Apr 16
New York Herald Tribune reporter Homer Bigart, 83, dies of cancer in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Apr 25
Salomon Brothers illegally acquire 51% of five-years bonds at auction by inflating the bid of a customer.

 

May
Salomon Brothers acquires 44% of a U. S. Treasury issue of two-year bonds, exceeding allowable percentages.

May 4
Dell Publishing Company founder George T. Delacorte, 97, dies in his sleep in New York City.

May 9
Former Rochester police chief Gordon Urlacher is indicted for conspiracy and embezzlement. ** The New York Yankees purchase the contract of pitcher Steve Howe from the California League.

May 22
Rochester police officers Thomas W. Alessi and Michael D. Mazzeo, Jr. are suspended with pay. ** Salomon Brothers and their customers buy out most of an auction of two-year notes, resell some of the notes at exorbitant prices after the auction. There are complaints of a squeeze.

May 24
New York Conservative Party founder Kieran O'Doherty, 64, dies.

May 31
Wayne County Court judge Maurice Strobridge rules that the confession of accused teenaged murderer Chad Campbell did not violate his rights and is admissible.

 

June
Rochester's Carpe Diem nightclub opens.

Jun 9
Black New York City Democratic county chairman J. Raymond Jones (the Harlem Fox), dies at the age of 91.

Jun 10
The Rochester District Attorney hands the Urlacher case over to federal authorities.

Jun 29
Broadway producer Lutcher Brown, 68, dies of cancer.

 

July
Salomon Brothers hires the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, to investigate its trading over the past year.

Jul 12
Rochester Vice Squad investigator William Morris, reportedly cooperating with federal authorities, retires.

Jul 15
Chad Campbell's alleged confession is made public.

Jul 18
Hostage Terry Anderson's kidnappers,release a photograph of him.

Jul 19
Chief Gates agrees to announce his retirement and to endorse the search for a replacement.

Jul 26
A ruling is made, during a hearing, that DNA tests showing that teenage murder suspect Chad Campbell had sex with victim Cynthia Lewis will be allowed as evidence.

 

August
Five people are killed when a New York City subway train derails.

Aug 6
Hostage Terry Anderson's kidnappers release another photograph of him. ** Former Rochester police chief Gordon Urlacher is indicted by a federal grand jury on conspiracy and embezzlement charges, separate from previous indictments.

Aug 9
Salomon Brothers discloses its violations of Government bidding limits rules and suspends two executives, a trader and a clerk. It is revealed the company is under investigation by the Federal Reserve, the Justice Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Treasury Department, and Gutfreund tells John Glauber that a February bid for Warburg was unauthorized and that he had known about it since April.

Aug 13
James Roosevelt, eldest son of Franklin Roosevelt, dies at age 83.

Aug 14
Salomon Brothers admits Gutfreund, Strauss and Meriwether knew in April of the illegal bidding in February.

Aug 15
President of the New York Fed Gerald Corrigan informs Gutfreund that he and other top management people must resign before Salomon Brothers can participate in the Treasury market.

Aug 16
Salomon Brothers announces that Gutfreund and Strauss intend to resign at a August 18th board meeting and that Meriwether's status will be decided at that time. Major shareholder Warren Buffet agrees to act as interim chairman and chief executive.

Aug 18
The U. S. Government suspends Salomon Brothers from bidding at Treasury Department auctions. Gutfreund, Strauss and Meriwether resign at the board meeting.Treasury lifts parts of its suspension, allowing the firm to bid for its own account, after Buffet appeals to Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady.

Aug 19
When a Jewish driver in Brooklyn's Crown Heights section loses control of his car the vehicle strikes and kills a black child.

Aug 22
Actress Colleen Dewhurst, 67, dies of cancer in South Salem.

Aug 23
Former New York City waterfront leader John C. Hilly, dies at age 77.

Aug 29
Rochester police officers Gordon Urlacher, James W. O'Brien, Scott D. Harloff, Gregory R. Raggi, Michael D. Mazzeo and Thomas W. Alessi are indicted on federal civil rights charges.

 

Sep 9
Jury selection begins in Lyons for the Chad Campbell murder trial. Five jurorrs are selected.

Sep 10
Jury selection for the Chad Campbell trial is completed.

Sep 11
The Campbell trial begins.

Sep 17
A letter Chad Campbell wrote to a former girlfriend in April, claiming he alone committed the two murders, is admitted as evidence.

Sep 20
Former Rochester City Court Justice Jacob Gitelman, deviser of a weekend sentencing program, 92, dies of pneumonia.

Sep 23
Colleagues of the late Colleen Dewhurst hold a memorial service at Broadway's Martin Beck Theater. ** An expert on occult-related crimes testifies in the Chad Campbell trial.

Sep 24
A psychiatrist who interviewed Chad Campbell tells the court that Campbell privately took back his confession and placed the blame on suicide Michael Hutchinson.

Sep 25
Lloyd Garrison, civil rights lawyer and grandson of abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, 93, dies of a heart attack in New York City. ** Speechwriter and public relations adviser Hugh Morrow dies in Chestnut Ridge on his 76th birthday. ** Testimony ends in the Chad Campbell trial.

Sep 26
The Chad Campbell jury begins their deliberations.

Sep 29
New York State Assemblyman Roger Robach of Greece, New York, 57, dies of a heart attack.

Sep 30
Chad Campbell, now 16, is found guilty in the murders of Cynthia Lewis and Curtis Rizzo.

 

October
New York City's Cunard Pier 54 and the headhouses for it and previously demolished Pier 53 are torn down. ** Canandaigua's 1911 U. S. Post Office at 28 North Main Street closes.

Oct 3
William A. Shea, the lawyer who brought National League baseball back to New York City in 1962 and had Shea Stadium named for him, dies at the age of 84.

Oct 7
Baseball manager Leo Durocher, 86, dies in Palm Springs, California.

Oct 11
Supporters of Mario Cuomo say he may decide to seek the presidential nomination in 1992. ** Rochester lawyer Felix V. Lapine, Richard Knupp's attorney, files an appeal with the Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court.

Oct 21
Rochester newspaperman and author G. Curtis "Curt" Gerling, 89, dies of congestive heart failure.

 

November
New York Times military analyst Hanson Baldwin, 88, dies in Roxbury, Connecticut. ** Contractors hired by Potsdam's Clarkson University steal a march on preservation demonstrators and demolish Snell House in an early morning sneak attack.

Nov 5
Steve Howe signs a one-year contract with the New York Yankees. ** Republican state assemblyman Robert King is elected Monroe County Executive, defeating Thomas R. Frey.

Nov 21
New York Jets founder David A. "Sonny" Werblin, 81, dies of a heart attack in New York City.

Nov 22
Colombo "family" gangster Henry Smurra is shot down outside a Brooklyn Dunkin' Donuts shop.

Nov 27
Buffalo Roman Catholic monsignor/negotiator James A. Healy dies at the age of 71.

Nov 30
Temperatures in New York City rise to 70 degrees F., highest here for this date.

 

December
Peter Medak's documentary Let Him Have It opens in New York City.

Dec 4
The longest-held U. S. hostag , former Batavian and Associated Press (AP) Bureau Chief Terry Anderson, is released after 6-and-a-half years in captivity.

Dec 6
Retired executive and exporter Willoughby Brazeau dies of cancer in Garden City, Long Island, at the age of 87. ** Jazz trumpeter Buck Clayton goes into a coma in New YorkCity.

Dec 8
Buck Clayton dies of natural causes at a friend's home in New York City, at the age of 80.

Dec 10
Photography pioneer and New York City photographer Berenice Abbott, 93, dies of congestive heart failure in Monson, Maine. ** New York City antiquarian bookseller Jack Tannen dies in Hollywood, Florida's Memorial Hospital at the age of 84.

Dec 13
Terry Anderson arrives back in the U. S.

Dec 19
New York governor Mario Cuomo announces he will not enter the 1992 presidential race.

Dec 23
115-year-old Rosa Jackson Lumpkin, of Buffalo, New York, dies.

 

City
Arab immigrant El Savyid Nosair is acquitted of last year's murder of Jewish Defense League (JDL) founder Meir Kahane, but is found guilty of shooting two men immediately afterward. ** The Whitehall Street ferry terminal is seriously damaged by a fire. ** Manhattan College leases Gaelic Park. ** Sales of the Quantum Chemical Corporation reach $2,600,000,000 and it becomes the city's second-largest chemical company. ** Mexican runner Salvador Garcia wins the New York Marathon. His fellow Mexicans finish in second and third places. ** A 1648 pen-and ink view of New Ansterdam is discovered in the Albertina Collection of the Austrian National Library. ** The federal government sponsors an archaeolgical study of the Five Points area in today's Chinatown. ** Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin's debut concert at Carnegie Hall. ** James Stewart Polshek's new headquarters for the Seamen's Church Institute is completed. ** The Metropolitan Museum mounts a Georges Seurat retrospective. ** Shareholders invest $200,000,000 in the ailing R. H. Macy department store chain. The company delays payment to suppliers and again seek help from the banks. ** Muggers Pascal Carpenter, Emiliano Fernandez, Johnny Hincapie and Ricardo Nova are convicted of last year's murder of Utah tourist Brian Watkins. ** Newspaper editor John Cotter, 48, dies of a heart attack in Darien, Connecticut, the same week he takes over as managing editor of the New York Daily News. ** Songwriter Sylvia Fine Kaye, widow of comedian Danny Kaye, dies of emphysema at the age of 78.

 

State
The Katonah Museum of Art sponsors "Forever Wild: The Adirondacks Experience", showcasing art and artifacts from the mountains. ** The Genesee Valley region is declared an agricultural disaster are due to drought conditions. ** One of Randolph's town justices dies, the other retires. Former state trooper Jeffrey R. Gustafson is hired to fill in and the post is scheduled for elimination at the end of 1993. ** The wing of the Skenesborough Museum at Whitehall becomes the Urban Cultural Park Vistor Center. ** State assemblyman George Pataki praises fellow assemblyman Robert King for his work on rape law reform. ** The Long Lake Hydropower plant on the Oswego River at Phoenix goes into operation. ** A Navy F-4 Phantom jet is transported to a Schenectady museum by barge, the end of a long period of commercial shipping via the Erie Canal. ** The New York Folklore Society begins a survey of collections and archives in the state. ** The 1886 Canandaigua home at 85 Gibson Street, designed for insurance agent and Ontario County treasurer C. E. Church by Orlando K. Foote of Rochester, and built by Charles Robertson, is rermodeled. ** Anti-abortion activist James Kopp is arrested on Long Island. ** The Civil War letters of Captain Morris Brown, Jr. - 126th New York Volunteers - come to light.

Rochester
The Powers Agency, a local modeling firm, closes. ** Bausch and Lomb buys a majority interest in Iffa Credo, a European company providing DuPont with genetically altered mice for research into cancer. ** Eastman Kodak changes the name of its Motion Picture and Audio Visual Markets Division to Motion Picture and Television Imaging Division. ** Kodak wins a technical Academy Award for its T-Grain & EXR films. ** Kodak introduces its 1500 and 2100 line of copiers.

Drama
Broadway: Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa, Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, the British musical Miss Saigon, The Secret Garden, and The Will Rogers Follies. ** Off-Broadway: Brad Fraser's Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, A. R. Gurney's The Old Boy/The Snow Ball and the musical memoir of Endesha Ida Mae Holland, From the Mississippi Delta.

Film
Paris is Burning, Jennie Livingston's documentary on Harlem gay black transvestites.

 

1992


January
The R. H. Macy company files for bankruptcy court protection. ** Robert L. King is sworn in as Monroe County executive.

Jan 16
Governor Mario Cuomo and state Court of Appeals chief judge Sol Wachtler reach an agreement on the judiciary budget, ending lawsuits against each other.

Jan 19
U. S. author Pietro di Donato dies from bone cancer at the age of 80, at University Hospital in Stony Brook, Long Island.

Jan 31
A New York State appellate court overturns the sexual abuse conviction of Phelps resident Richard Knupp and grants him a new trial.

Feb 1
Federal Judge Irving R. Kaufman dies in New York City's Mount Sinai Medical Center of pancreatic cancer, at the age of 81.

Feb 4
Jazz tenor saxophonist Herman "Junior" Cook, 57, is found dead in his Manhattan apartment.

Feb 15
Composer and Juilliard School head William Howard Schuman dies after hip surgery at New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital at the age of 81.

March
Hotel mogul Leona Helmsley, convicted of income tax evasion, is sentenced to four years in a federal medical prison. ** Screenwriter Helen Deutsch, 85, dies in New York City. ** Anti-drug crusader Manuel de Dios Unanue, 48, editor of the Spanish language newspaper El Diario-La Prensa, is assassinated in a Queens restaurant. ** Social psychologist Otto Klineberg, 92, dies of Parkinson's disease in New York City.

Mar 26
Monroe County's Election Commissioner M. Betsy Relin reports getting dozens of inquiries from potential Ross Perot supporters.

April
Author-novelist Isaac Asimov, 72, dies of kidney failure in New York City.

Apr 7
Edwin S. Underhill III, 65, former editor of the Corning Leader, dies of a heart attack in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Apr 11
Poet-playwright Eve Merriam, 75, dies of cancer of the liver in Manhattan.

Apr 27
R. H. Macy & Company chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) Edward S. Finkelstein resigns.

May
New York City flamenco dancer Maria Alba gives the last performance before her
death, dancing in Shigeko Suga's Balcon, based on Jean Genet's play The Balcony, at La Mama's. ** The New York State Newspaper Project begins an inventory of collections in western New York.

May 1
The Atlantic Golf Club opens at Bridgehampton, Long Island. ** Days Inns takes over Rochester's East Avenue Hotel.

May 2
Brooklyn Hospital Center pathology department head Dr. Sanford M. Farrer dies of pancreatic cancer at the hospital at the age of 61.

May 3
Former Lord & Taylor chairman William J. Lippincott dies of cancer at his Rye home at the age of 73.

May 28
Retired Port Authority of New York and New Jersey planner Roger H. Gilman dies of kidney failure at the Muhlenberg Regional Medical in Plainfield, New Jersey, at the age of 77.

June
Rochester congressman Frank Horton announces he will not seek reelection. ** The U. S. Supreme Court allows a 1987 lawsuit brought by 18 Independent Service Organizations against Eastman Kodak, alleging the company refused to sell them needed replacement parts, to go to trial.

Jun 3
Mad magazine publisher William M. Gaines dies in his sleep in his Manhattan home at the age of 70.

Jun 15
Lucchese crime-family boss Vittorio "Vic" Amuso is found guilty in New York City of murder and racketeering charges. ** New York Yankees pitcher Edmund Walter Lopatynaski (Eddie Lopat) dies in his sleep of complications from pancreatic cancer, at his home in Hillsdale, New Jersey.

Jun 16
Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Sandy Amoros contracts pneumonia.

Jun 17
Author Frederick E. Exley dies after two strokes, in Alexandria Bay at the age of 63.

Jun 24
Flamenco dancer-teacher Maria Alba dies of cancer at New York City's Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Jun 29
Developer Peter Kalikow's Millenium (sic) Hilton hotel at 55 Church Street in Manhattan, designed by Brian Principe (contested in court by Eli Atti) opens for business.

July
The Eastman Kodak company and the Canon company announce they will work on joint development and manufacturing ventures.

Jul 4
Big band trumpeter Joe Newman dies of complications from a stroke in New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital, at the age of 70.

Jul 5
Advertising executive Emerson Foote, co-founder of Foote, Cone & Belding, and former chairman of McCann-Erickson, dies in Carmel of postoperative appendicitis surgery complications, at the age of 85.

Jul 22
Painter, photographer and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz dies of the disease at his Manhattan home, at the age of 37.

Jul 23
Jazz bandleader and educator John Oliveri (Lynn Oliver) dies of cancer at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, at the age of 68.

Jul 25
Broadway actor-singer Alfred C. Capurro (Drake) dies of cancer and heart failure at Mount Sinai Medical Center at the age of 77.

Jul 29
Housing complex architect Samuel M. Brody dies of melanoma at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, at the age of 65.

Aug 4
Ralph Cooper, the original master of ceremonies at Harlem's Apollo Theater Amateur Night, dies of cancer at his home in Harlem, in his mid- to late-eighties.

Aug 12
Minimalist composer John Cage, 79, dies of a stroke at St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan. ** Artist and filmmaker Thomas Block Rubnitz dies from AIDS at New York City's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, at the age of 36. ** Painter sculptor-printmaker Esther K. Gayner dies of pneumonia/leukemia at the age of 78, at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park.

Aug 13
Former vice chairwoman of the Republican State and Westchester County Committees Marian Granowitz, 78, dies of complications from diabetes at Westchester Square Medical Center in the Bronx. ** Richard F. Walsh former president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, dies at Freeport, Long Island's South Nassau Community Hospital, after a brief illness, at the age of 92.

Aug 14
Lead singer Tony Williams of the Platters, 64, dies in his sleep in Manhattan.

Aug 17
Writer, interior decorator and inventor Dorothy Feiner Rodgers, widow of composer Richard Rodgers, dies of emphysema at her Manhattan home, at the age of 83. ** Barbara Morgan, a photographer of modern dance, dies at Phelps Memorial Hospital in North Tarrytown, at the age of 92.

Aug 30
Carlson & Partners Advertising creative director Donald M. Sterzin, 42, dies of pulmonary failure at New York Hospital.

September
The Eastman Kodak company announces it will allow Lanier Worldwide, Inc. to sell a Kodak copier under the Lanier name.

Sep 4
Actor-director Irving Allen Lee, 43, dies of AIDS-related lymphoma at his Manhattan home. ** Bermuda-born Sayedah (Mother) Khadijah Faisal, co-founder with her late husband Sheik Daoud Ahmed Faisal of Brooklyn Heights' Islamic Mission of America mosque, dies at the mosque at the age of 93.

Sep 8
Restaurant wine director Raymond Thomas Wellington, 39, dies of AIDS-related complications at his Manhattan home. ** Interpreter of Existentialism, and professor, William Barrett dies of cancer of the esophagus at Westchester County's Tarrytown Hall Nursing Home at the age of 78.

Sep 13
Hal Hester, co-author of Off-Broadway's Do Your Own Thing, dies of diverticulitis in Puerto Rico's Rio Piedras Medical Center, at the age of 63.

Oct 2
Lawyer William Eaton, co-founder of Eaton & Van Winkle, dies of a heart attack in his Manhattan home at the age of 67.

Oct 3
Heart specialist Dr. William Foley dies of heart failure at his Manhattan home, at the age of 80.

Oct 4
AIDS worker Felipe Hernandez, 29, dies of illnesses related to the disease at New York City's Cabrini Medical Center.

Oct 5
Business professor and former Library of Congress aeronautical curator Richard Eells, 75, dies after surgery for an arterial embolism at New York Hospital. ** Rosebud Frantz, great grand-niece of Sitting Bull and lecturer on Indian culture, dies of cancer at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, at the age of 85.

Oct 10
Representatives from ten Indian tribes hold a religious service in New York City's Central Park to publicize the movement to return Indian artifacts held in museum collections.

November
The Town and Country Family Restaurant opens in the former Texaco Town truck stop, in New York's Genesee County.

Nov 3
Twenty-year-old Justin Weaver is elected Randolph Town Justice by one vote - his own. Town officials plan to eliminate the post at the end of next year.

Nov 7
New York State Court of Appeals chief judge Sol Wachtler is arrested by the FBI for extortion for threatening his mistress.

December
Sweet's Restaurant, at New York City's South and Fulton streets, closes after 147 years of operation. ** University of Rochester assistant professor Jeffrey Paton and other investors, operating under the name Upper Falls Development Inc., buy property at 104 Platt Street in Rochester's Brown's Race area from the city for $295,000. They plan to open a restaurant there.

City
The financially ailing R. H. Macy department store chain again delays payments to suppliers. A proposed buyout by Loews fails to materialize ** Woodward & Lothrop, parent company of the John Wanamaker department store chain, files for bankruptcy. ** Director A. J. Antoon, 47, dies in New York City of AIDS-related lymphoma. ** Singer-actress Liza Minnelli and sculptor Mark Gero file for divorce. ** The Daily News begins publishing Viva, a monthly Spanish-English magazine, with its Sunday edition. ** The restoration work on Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is completed. The Museum opens a branch at Broadway and Prince Street. ** Former Lindsay deputy mayor Richard Aurelio founds cable 's New York I News, the city's first 24-hour television news program. ** New York City Marathon founder Fred Lebow celebrates his 60th birthday and recovery from cancer by running the marathon. ** Pocket Books president Irwyn Applebaum returns to his old publishing house to become president of Bantam Books. ** Muppet puppeteer Richard Hunt, 40, dies of complications from AIDS.

State
The Genesee Valley region, struck by drought last year, is again declared an agricultural disaster area, due this time to excessive rains. ** Jurisdiction over the Barge Canal System is transferred from the state's Department of Transportation to the Thruway Authority.

Albany
Historian Paul Grondahl interviews Elizabeth Norris Platt Corning, widow of mayor Erastus Corning, for a biography of her husband. ** William Kennedy's novel Very Old Bones.

Buffalo
The Asociation de Pastores Hispanos del Oeste Nueva York is founded as an network of Pentecostal Pastors. ** The Reverend Willie B. Seals, owner of Seals Ebony Studios, retires from the photography business.

Rochester
Bausch and Lomb buys the Liz Claiborne sunglasses division.

 

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