Ny Train Crash: Ntsb Looks At Human Error
NY board calls for 2-year property tax freeze
1 derailment but added one more clue suggesting the engineer might not have been as attentive as he should have been. At 7:11 a.m. that Sunday — about 11 minutes before the derailment — the engineer did not dim the train’s headlights as required when it passed another train, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday. Engineer William Rockefeller Jr.
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NY witness: Madoff wept as he revealed fraud
Pataki said cutting the estate tax will encourage small-business owners and farmers to stay in New York without fear that their families will be “clobbered” by the estate tax when business are passed on within the family. Advocates for the working poor were concerned the broad freeze for homeowners and tax breaks for employers might not help low-income New Yorkers enough in continuing hard times. Emblematic of their concern is the proposal to give up revenue by cutting the estate tax. “The idea that we’re cutting taxes for deceased millionaire when we have the worst income inequality in the country and historic levels of homelessness and childhood poverty seems profoundly unfair,” said Michael Kink of the progressive group Strong Economy for All. Cuomo said he will more carefully review the commission’s proposals and bring them to the Legislature. Lawmakers could adopt some or all of the ideas in the session beginning in January, the start of the election year for Cuomo and the lawmakers.
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NY Guardsman helps save captain from fiery wreck
“I want to do this on my terms.” DiPascali said Madoff’s revelations hit him hard, making him realize “the whole shooting match is going right down the toilet and we’re all going to get arrested.” DiPascali, 57, has been testifying for the past week about his role in fabricating trades that he said began after the stock market crashed in 1987.
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(AP) A truck driver who’s in the New York Army National Guard is among the Good Samaritans credited with rescuing the driver’s captain after the officer’s vehicle crashed into a Thruway overpass and burst into flames. State police say 33-year-old Timothy Neild of Wyantskill in Rensselaer County was traveling west on Interstate 90 Monday morning when his pickup truck drifted into the median and slammed into a bridge abutment in DeWitt, just east of Syracuse. Troopers say Raymond Presley of North Syracuse was driving his tractor-trailer by the crash scene, pulled over to help and realized the injured driver was his captain. He and several other motorists pulled Neild from the wreckage just before it was engulfed in flames. Police say Neild is in critical condition Tuesday at a Syracuse hospital . This ‘Friends’ star is one of many celebs who hit a half-century this year.
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