MORNING BULLETIN: UWS HERO DAD HONORED, LENNON’S KILLER DENIED PAROLE


“Encyclopedic Palace of the World” exhibited at the American Folk Art Museum. Photo by Lynn Austin.

August 24, 2012 Weather: Mostly Cloudy, High of 86 Degrees.

Notices:
We have events up on our calendar through the weekend.

News:
The City Council honored Gregory Wetzel, an Upper West Side father who jumped onto the subway tracks at 72nd Street on May 20 just 60 seconds before a train rushed through to save a woman who had fallen onto the tracks. “Although straphangers dubbed him a hero, Mr. Wetzel has been remarkably self-effacing about his own performance, simply calling it “the right thing to do,” said Gale Brewer.

John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole for the seventh time. “Despite your positive efforts while incarcerated, your release at this time would greatly undermine respect for the law and tend to trivialize the tragic loss of life which you caused as a result of this heinous, unprovoked, violent, cold and calculated crime,” board member Sally Thompson wrote. (Associated Press)

The mayor said people are staying in homeless shelters longer because they are “more pleasurable” than they used to be. (WSJ)

Runners are upset that the New York Road Runners won’t transport their clothes and belongings from the start to the finish of the marathon this year. (NY Times)

The President raised a cool $3 million in New York on Wednesday through local fundraisers with Michael Jordan and others. (Bloomberg)

NEWS | 2 comments | permalink
    1. D. Savadge says:

      Love love love the West Side Rag. Thanks!

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    2. SG says:

      “The President raised a cool $3 million in New York on Wednesday through local fundraisers with Michael Jordan and others.” Barack bashes the “1%” but does nothing but raise money from them over the last 3 years. Instead of meeting with only actors and athletes, he should be meeting w/ real business owners to discuss the economy!