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The 31st Songwriters
Hall of Fame:
(Above) Paul McCartney with
new girlfriend, Heather Mills;
(above) James Brown (right) teaches
Paul McCartney (left)
how to dance as Hansen and Brian Wilson look on;
& Bruce Villanche.
Photos: Steve Azzara
Puerto Rican Day Parade
(top): Don King,
(left) Hillary Clinton,
(above) Jimmy Smits,
(bottom left) Rosie Perez.
Photos: Ira Cohen
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FAMILY-IN-LAW: New Schools Chancellor Harold Levy, who is said to be
negotiating a two-year deal as head of the school system, has politics in his blood. Well,
actually, in his wifes blood Levys wife Patricia Sappinsly is
the daughter of one of the most powerful politicians in Rhode Island. Lila Sappinsly
has been a powerful force in the State Legislature there for more than 20 years. Did his
mom-in-law teach Levy his deft political moves that won over the Board and the Mayor? Just
YOU SAY DAMATO: According to MSNBC gossip columnist Jeannette Walls, a
"well-placed source" says former Senator Al DAmato is "furious
that viewers think hes the model for the politician on HBO's Sex and the City,
who is dating Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker).
Carrie overcame her unease at dating a man who gives
supporters a thumbs up in the season premiere earlier this month. But, in a recent
episode, she grows wary of engaging in his quirky sex fantasy. Candace Bushnell,
who wrote the book on which the program is based and dated DAmato, had no comment,
said Walls. Neither did DAmato.
THE FINGER IS UNIVERSAL: For the benefit of the many foreign tongues spoken in NYC,
www.FreeRepublic.com, a conservative news forum, has actually translated "Go Home,
Hillary" in 67 languages, Bulgarian to Vietnamese and then some. Heres an
Idz do rici, Hilari (eastern
Ga hjem Hillary (Danish)
Uli Walai Hillary (East Malaysia)
Hillary, ikka ni kaero (Japanese)
Exigis Domus Hillaria (Latin)
Idz do domu Hillary (Polish)
Va embora Hillary (Portuguese)
Di Di Mau, Hillary (Vietnamese)
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Sources tell NYConfidential that the
May 24 massacre at a Wendys restaurant in Flushing, Queens, was a "classic
act," the "random act of a pair of social misfits, impossible to predict
Those close to the investigation said that
the prime suspect, John Taylor, is a "dark spirit," who would have
destroyed anyone or anything who came between himself and the cash he sought that night.
The public outcry for additional beat cops wont stop this type of crime from
occurring anywhere at any time.
"People are saying that the murders
might have been avoided if there was a cop nearby who checked on the restaurant at closing
time," the sources said.
"All that would have accomplished in
this incident would have been to add a murder victim," the sources said. "Taylor
wouldnt have been bothered by the sight of a uniformed officer. He would have bound
and shot the cop in the freezer along with the others."
Taylor and his sidekick, Craig Godineaux,
are scheduled to appear in Queens Criminal Court on Monday, June 26. Word has leaked
cracks in the walls on Rikers Island that Taylor is "very angry" over his
Godineaux has reportedly taken to walking
floor in his "secure" cell. He keeps worrying about the death penalty. And since
hes only allowed outside his lockup (as is Taylor) for one hour each day, Godineaux
"paces constantly" during the remaining 23 hours, jailhouse sources said.
Taylor, on the other hand, shows no signs
of remorse, we are told. "He bitches about his meals, a lack of female companionship,
and being handcuffed," jailers said. "But there is no remorse, no sorrow, no
regret for loss of life including his own."
The sources said Taylor speaks about the
death penalty often laughing off the idea that anyone would ever sentence him to
Hanging with Hillary
What could be more New York than deli food?
First, U.S. Senatorial hopeful Rick Lazio sampled the pastrami at a NYC deli and
now his opponent First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton sipped a Diet Black Cherry Soda
at a Bens Kosher Deli on Long Island. In between sips, Clinton proffered opinions on
varied topics including George W. Bush, capital punishment and the Microsoft
Of soon-to-be official GOP Prez candidate
Bush: hes affable and relaxed. Its the people around him that are scary.
She saw the rationale for capital
punishment in cases like the Oklahoma bombing, but found a recent study noting that a high
potential of inmates on death row may in fact be not guilty, was more than enough reason
to give one pause.
While first saying she was not an
anti-trust specialist, Clinton then displayed a knowledge of the Microsoft case that would
impress any lawyer working on the case, noting that the case itself was not sparked by the
government but by Microsoft competitors.
Talking so much was maybe why she had to take her half a
pastrami sandwich to go.
New York . . .
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|NYConfidential by Michael Schenkler
with: Tom Allon,
Steve Azzara, Peter Catapano, Ira Cohen, Richard Fasanella, Tamara Hartman, Barbara
Jarvie, Mike Nussbaum, Dee Richard.