December 19, 1991 |
Edward I. Koch collapsed Wednesday at a health club, but doctors said the former mayor was in satisfactory condition and had not suffered a stroke or heart attack. "I'm in good shape. Nobody should worry about me," Koch, 67, said from his hospital bed. "With God's help I came through." Although Koch had an irregular heartbeat shortly after he regained consciousness, his heart was beating normally when he was tested at the hospital. "He looks terrific, sounds fine.
November 23, 1988 |
Mayor Edward I. Koch, testifying against his one-time aide Bess Myerson at her alimony-fixing trial, admitted under defense questioning Tuesday that he gave inaccurate information to a federal prosecutor investigating the case. However, Koch insisted that he answered "to the best of my recollection at the time," when the prosecutor asked him in a 1987 deposition whether he had discussed Myerson's situation with one of his top aides, special assistant Herbert P. Rickman.
April 28, 1988 |
Police Commissioner Benjamin Ward, who had called on Mayor Edward I. Koch to apologize for his remarks about the Rev. Jesse Jackson, said Wednesday he was satisfied with the mayor's explanation--even though Koch refused to call it an apology. Ward, a Koch appointee who is the top black official in the city, added that Koch is "an outstanding mayor" and vowed to put the matter behind him.
December 8, 1988 |
New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch challenged President-elect George Bush on Wednesday to give the nation's cities more help in dealing with AIDS, drug abuse, homelessness and job training. In a speech at the final session of the annual National League of Cities conference, Koch said the federal government must no longer "slough off its responsibilities" onto states and cities.
August 12, 1988 |
Mayor Edward I. Koch's chef, who was accused of using his city connections to help his private catering business, quit Thursday after seven years on the job. "While I regret his decision, I understand it," Koch said of the move by Mitchell London, his live-in chef at Gracie Mansion since 1981. "He's a talented chef and I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors." The resignation is effective Nov. 3.
August 15, 1987 |
Mother Teresa, the Nobel Prize-winning humanitarian, surprised Mayor Edward I. Koch by stopping at Gracie Mansion for a "sick call," the mayor said Friday. "I heard you were sick and I came to comfort you," the nun said when she arrived Thursday night, according to Koch. The mayor, who had a minor stroke Aug. 6, responded: "I'm well. So, come on in. "She said she prayed for me.
March 16, 1988 |
Mayor Edward I. Koch of New York wrote in an Israeli newspaper Tuesday that television cameras should be barred from the occupied territories. In a signed column published in the Jerusalem Post, Koch said that in view of what is happening elsewhere in the world, Israel would be justified in taking steps to bar TV crews from the West Bank and Gaza Strip. "Many other nations throughout the world are experiencing troubles similar to those now taking place in Israel.
July 9, 1989 |
Mayor Edward I. Koch said Saturday he will issue an executive order granting bereavement leave rights to homosexuals and unmarried heterosexuals whose "domestic partners" die. The mayor told the Associated Press that the city also would consider extending health insurance benefits to the same city workers included in the bereavement order in the next collective bargaining session with unions. Koch said he would issue the order within several weeks.
February 13, 1989 |
Ron Brown, the first black chairman of the Democratic Party, appeared to resign himself Sunday to supporting Edward I. Koch for reelection as mayor of New York if Koch wins his party's nomination, but sounded as if he would encourage the Rev. Jesse Jackson to run for mayor of Washington if Marion Barry decided not to seek another term. At the same time, Brown, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," said that he would support Richard M.
December 19, 1990 |
Former New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch became a casualty of the Palestinian uprising Tuesday when a rock struck and scratched his head as he toured Jerusalem's walled Old City. "I know the stone wasn't meant for me because everyone likes me," Koch joked, then continued his tour with Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek. Koch and Kolleck were walking without a police escort through the narrow streets of an Arab market where all stores were closed for a general strike.