Pets saved in Monmouth Mall blaze - Red Bank Register Archive
SHREWSBURY - Ever dream of loading up your shopping cart with enough filet mignon or prime ribs to feed your family for a month? Or for that mailer, enough cans of coffee to aw you through the next five price hikes? Well, nows your chance Beginning at the end of this month, each week for 10 weeks, tome lucky Dally Register reader will win up to 1250 In groceries In i five-minute shopping spree it a local super market In The Daily Register's Great Grocery Giveaway con- Here's how It will work: Beginning Wednesday. Hay 25. simply count up the total number of money saving coupons that appear in the Wednesday and Sunday Register for that week (For example, the first weeks contest will be based on coupons appearing In the Wednesday, May 25 Register, and the Sunday. May 21. Register) Count only those coupons that you would use in a supermarket, such as coupons issued by food stores, food manufacturers, or makers of household products Count the total, and mall your answer to the Register on an official entry form that will be'printed in the Register, or on a plain sheet of paper. On the entry form, you'll also be asked lo tell us the name of your favorite food store or supermarket. and why you prefer (hat store or chain Also, you should write your count of total coupons on the lower left hand corner of the envelope in which you mall your entry All entries must be postmarked no later than midnight of the Tuesday following each contest In the event of a tie. one winner will be selected by drawing. The Daily Register VOL. 99 NO.265 SHREWSBURY, N. J. TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1977 15 CENTS There will be one winner each week, whose name will be published on Friday of the weak the coupons are tallied winners will be allowed lo spend exactly five minutes shopping In a supermarket or food store lo be chosen by the Register, choosing Hems with a total value not to exceed $150. The Register's Great Grocery Giveaway is open to everyone except Register employes and their families. Detailed rules of the Great Grocery Giveaway will be published in advertisements in the Daily and Sunday Register in the coming weeks. Pets saved in Monmouth Mall blaze ALL BETTER — Brendo Burner of Eatontown cuddles a terrier from the Puppy Love pet shop, Monmouth Mall, who's lust received a reviving dose of oxygen from the Eatontown First Aid Squad. The pup suffered from smoke Inhplatlon as a result of the fire last night In the rear of the Rite-Aid Prescription Center, next door to the pet shop. BAH HUMBUG - This 50 year-old macaw, named Humbug, sits placidly despite his somewhat unusual perch on the steering wheel of o Ford The bird, along with other less exotic animals, was rescued from the Puppy Love pet shop, Monmouth Mall, by Eatontown*firemen In last night's fire at an adjacent store. Murderers flee Marlboro By ANN BRENOFF MARLBORO - Two convicted murderers escaped from (he Rahway Stale Prison unit at Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital early this morning, provoking Mayor Arthur Goldiwelg lo pledge a court battle to shut down the prison The mayor said he would order Herbert Blerman. township attorney, to immediately seek a court Injunction against the state Department of Corrections and Rahway State Prison from allowing the housing of prisoners at the state hospital. The move came on the heels of the escape from the prison's farm camp at 1 a.m. today of two men. one serving a 20-25 year term fur murder and armed robbery, and the second serving a 25-30 year term for murder and armed robbery. State police sources reported that one of the escapees. Nicholas Gillicchio. 18. of Newark, had been incarcerated only since 1976. The other. Raymond Buck owski. 30. ;>f Plainfield. had been incarcerated since February. 197]. Mayor Goldzweig expressed "outrage that such prisoner! would be housed here " "This Is supposed to be a minimum security prison, you know." said the angry mayor. "I Intend to order the township attorney to begin court proceedings against the prison first thing in the morn- ing." he pledged He added that he would demand that (he governor "provide Immediate additional security to the prison by means of state police or additional security officers" until the court reviews the matter. The stale Attorney General's office must also be notified of the planned court action, he said. Last week, three detainer patients al the hospital and one inmate at the Rahway unit escaped All .four are still at large, according to police Regarding the latest incident, police said that it was not determined how the two men had escaped or if the two escaped together, although this is believed to be the case. Both men were noticed missing at (he midnight bed check performed by the prison guards The escape was reported at 1:31 am to the Marlboro Township police and the state police. II could not be determined it the pair escaped on foot or in a car Buckowskl was described as five-feet, ll-inches tall. 207 pounds; brown hair and blue eyes. Gillicchio was described as being five-feet, ll-inches tail; 170 pounds; black hair and hazel eyes Mayor Goldzweig said that the Marlboro prison (arm contains 120 prisoners. "And about 12 escape a year. That makes it a 10 per cenl turnover:" charged the mavor. Its intolerable and it's an outrage." he said The mayor said thai the township attorney would first be ordered lo secure a temporary restraining order against the prison, but he acknowledged that "this may take some time " "That's why we will make a simultaneous effort demand- Ing the governor to provide us with some immediate lecurtty." he continued He noted that the township was successful in |wo attempts last year to have temporary injunctions served IftQW DM hospital on their detainer patients Mayor Goldzweig said that his efforts to close ihe prison facility would be "echoed by See Mardererv, page 1 By JULIE MCDONNELL EATONTOWN - Borough firemen fought a smoky blaze in the Rite-Aid Prescription Center In Monmouth Mall last night and succeeded in keeping the fire from spreading lo nearby stores. And. in one of the most unusual rescues ever attempted by the department, they saved some two dozen puppies, wanned '•"'•its, and a ma-, caw. to booi. Titem*. ....... the storeroom and office area of the drugstore shortly after II p.m., was under control an hour later, fire officials said "These guys did a great job They saved the mall." declared William Stalfa. second assistant fire chief, as he paused to sip some iced tea provided by the fire company auxiliary. Of immediate concern when the firemen first arrived on the scene were the inhabitants of the Puppy Love store next door to the Rite- Aid. Including the traditional dogs and cats as well as more exotic snakes, tarantulas, and a monkey. "We broke In the back of the pet shop and carried all the animals outside." said one fireman "The monkey gave us a little trouble but the rest of them came along okay " Ann Clauser. owner of the pet store, said all of the animals escaped relatively unscathed The macaw — which even- tually was carried outside and found a perch on the steering wheel of somebody's car — suffered a little eye irritation, she said. One little terrier was suffering from smoke Inhalation, when Eatontown First Aider Richard Ippolito rose to the occasion and administered oxygen to the animal. The animals were carried lo ;i smoke-tree passageway iir»i»Mtn ..* various up to take them home for the night. Ms. Clauser said. "Fire Is the one thing you always worry about when you own a pet store." she said. Although most of the animals found a home last night with store employes. Ms Clauser said she would leave the tarantula and the snakes in the store for the night That plan did not exactly meet with the overwhelming enthusiasm of the firemen remaining on the scene, she noted "One of them looked al me and said, 'Yeech. " she said. Once the animals were safely evacuated, the firemen concentrated on the blaze Itself "We were ha/npered by the steel grating in front of the stores, and had to break the glass lo get Into Ihe drugstore," Mr Stalfa said, displaying a cut on his right hand as proof The smoky fire was contained lo the back of the drugstore, and the front area suffered only water and smoke damage, as did nearby stores. Firemen donned airpackt to Tight the blaze, and several firemen were overcome with smoke and treated at the scene by the borough's First Aid Squad There were no reported serious Injuries despite the danger to firemen from exploding aerosol cans In the • -id left and right." he said Ironically, the fire department had just come from I mutual aid meeting al Eatontown Borough Hall with other area fire departments to discuss what they would do In the event of a fire al Ihe mall "And here we are." Mr. Stalfa said Paul Kastner. public relations director for the mill, said the shopping center .would be open as until todiy. The air conditioning system, he said, would pull most of the smoke out of the mall's three levels, "Most of Ihe smoke is already gone from the middle level," he said early this morning, "and the air conditioning units will take care of the rest." Fire officials had no immediate cost estimate of the damage and did not know the cause of the fire, and the investigation will continue today Monmouth shines in student testing Register Staleioise Bureau TRENTON - Eight Monmouth County school districts have al least one class level in which fewer than SO per cent of the students meet the minimum standards in either reading or mathematics, according to results of the first attempt al statewide testing for minimum standards in those two subjects At the other end of the spectrum. 13 school districts in Monmovth County boast class levels in which 100 per cent of the students tested above the minimum standards, alt In reading The results, released by the State Department of Education for school districts across the state, give New Jersey parents a means by which lo compare the quality of their schools for Ihe first time the tests The seventh grade math test, in particular, is more difficult than the other tests, he said A department spokesman explained further that some seventh graders hadn't studied some of the Items they were quizzed on in the math test as yet. When the basic skills tests now being developed are administered to students for the first lime in the spring of 1978. they will be given to the third, sixth, ninth and llth graders Instead of Ihe fourth, seventh and 10th graders as they were this year, the spokesman said Results of this year's tests of fourth graders showed that, statewide. 93 per cent of Ihe districts had over 80 per cent of their students score above Ihe 15 per cent correct level set as the minimum standard for reading Fourth grade math results showed 79 per cent of the districts had over 70 per cent of Ihe students scoring above this minimum standard In the cities, scores generally were lower than those in suburban and rural areas, a trend also reflected in test results for Monmouth County schools In Asbury Park, fewer than 50 per cent of the students In all three classes . tested — fourth, seventh and 10th grades - met the minimum standards In math More than half the 10th gride also filled to meet Ihe minimum standards in reading and only 50 2 per cent of the seventh graders could read at the minimum level Six other districts - Red Bank, Long Branch, Henry Hudson Regional, Union Beach, Freehold and Neptune Township — had 50 per cent of their seventh graders fill below the minimum standard in the math lest alone. Keyport had a bare 50 per cenl meet the minimum standard in seventh grade math, but fell below thit mirk in 10th grade math with 49 7 per cent meeting the minimum standard In that subject. The Inside Story J ordon out ' backs B Y rne Tests in both reading and math were administered lo •* THE WEATHER Silly today aid tomorrow. No rain through Tkirsdav. Complete report on page t. Museum members view summer roveraps 8 Sim Gtarmet mis calories oa favorites I AH wtas Haitians decision 14 •rMge Advice DAILY 1KGISTEH PHONE NUMBERS CUMMM Mall Office .J4J4H* Ctmks Toil Free HUM Crossword Putle... Toll Free .MMIM Editorials CtustfMDet* HM7M Entertainment. TV.. ...II .17 Sports Dqtt J4I-4H4 Ulestylt 1.1 MUdktowa IW«M I7I-8M Mike A Date Freehold BwtM 401111 OMturiea Loo* •ruek •anil ..nt-NII Sports 14-H SuiehoMe bmi W-tn-IUI DMMVII'I Reel Uiilona Sate 8M Bright, seasonal locker Now In progress. Shirley I1M. Call HI-4712 in p m. Shop, 17 Broad St., Red Bank. By SHERRY CONOHAN Sen. 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Byrne and been openly feuding for a primary, follows by one week Mayor Jordan and predicted long time. He allowed, how- Ihe defeat of his hand-picked the governor would gel Ihe ever, as to have Ralph Desuccessor In the May 10 Jer- "lion's share' of those which Rose's candidacy "has very sey City mayoral election by otherwise would nave gone to minimal attraction" to htm. City Clerk Thomas Smith, Jordan. He will go back home to who Is backing former Slate "We think this Is Ihe first Bavonne and discuss the next major breakthrough in this See Jordan, pagr i ir M 4.NMI.0W BTH'V from |75 Peel Laundry Bukeli It W Freit NiryUrt Ml Shell and up. Come in and register Wicker Basket. Colts Neck Harry's Lobster House. for free 10-speed bike No purchase necessary Drawing Swim Weir "Cewtewi" TMlgkl May II. 5 p.m. Barnes Sales Head: T.odspetd." Trade ft Service. 4M-877K or 4M-MI17 TheSp fourth, seventh and 10th graders last October, prior to the. first year of full implementation of the "thorough and efficient" educa- In the seventh grade tion law. State Education reading test. 80 per cent of Commissioner Fred G the districts hid 70 per cent Burke stressed that the of their students reaching tests given — Educational the minimum standard Assessment Program while in seventh grade (EAP) tests — were not de- math 47 per cent of the dissigned to test minimum tricts had 70 per cenl of the basic skills and are being students meet or exceed the used for this purpose only 85 per cent correct this year while true basic On the Nth grade level. M skills tests are being devel- per cent of the districts had oped. 70 per cent of their students Dr. William Mathis. direc- above the minimum stantor of the department's Budard in reading while 78 per reau of Research and Eval- cent of ihe districts had 70 uation, said there are dif- per cent or more of their ferences In the complexities students reach ot surpass of each lest which prevent ihe minimum standard In direct comparisons icrou math I «*gM It rimy Nlglt OMe Vain low, Red Baak At Sili. Chicken or Shrimp Tue».. lunch fashion show la a basket, fi 50 Shrewsbury wed. dancing lo Mario La Ave. Red Bank Vera Of ill 51 school districts In the county, only Sei Girt had two classes with IN per cent of the students meet. Ing the minimum standards Twelve other school district* had IN per ctnt of their fourth graders meet- Ing the minimum standards for that grade level In reading They are Atlantic Highlands, Avon. Brtelle. Deal. Fair Haven. Farmingdale. LttHe Silver. Mmmoutk Beich. 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