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 VOL. 23, NO. 21APRIL 17, 1998 

Events Co-Sponsored by Public Affairs:

Community Leaders and Public Officials Make Recent Visits to Columbia

Record Photo by Eileen Barroso.
On Apr. 9, the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce honored former U.S. Representative Geraldine Ferraro at a luncheon in Columbia’s Faculty House. Ferraro, left, who is running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator, meets Walter O. Smith, center, publisher of the Beacon newspaper, and Lloyd Williams, right, president of the chamber.

Record Photo by Joe Pineiro.
On Mar. 30, the Abyssinian Baptist Development Corp. presented a special recognition award to Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, left, at the ninth annual Samuel D. Proctor Phoenix Awards Dinner in Low Rotunda. Presenters were, at center, Rev. Calvin O. Butts III, pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, and Karen Phillips, chief executive officer of the development corporation.

Record Photo by Amy Callahan.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch spoke about the message of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. on the 30th anniversary of his death at an Apr. 1 breakfast meeting co-sponsored by the New York Urban League (NYUL), the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and The Daily News. Branch has just published Pillar of Fire, the second in his trilogy “America in the King Years.” From left, Marty Begun, JCRC; Marty Krall, Daily News; Dennis Walcott, NYUL; Jonathan Reinhardt, NYUL; Branch, and Delbert Spurlock, Daily News.

Record Photo by Provash Budden.
On Sat., Apr. 4, State Senator Franz Leichter (D.–Man.) held his district’s 25th annual Community Conference in Columbia’s Kathryn Bache Miller Theatre. Among the attendees was Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey-Ross, left, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Governor. She is pictured with James Larocca, former State Commissioner of Transportation.