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July 22, 1995 | Associated Press
The editor of an adult comic book plunged 45 floors to his death in the lobby of a ritzy Times Square hotel as dozens of tourists watched in horror, it was reported Friday. George S. Carragonne, 31, who worked at Penthouse Comics, jumped Thursday from a balcony in the atrium of the Marriott Marquis Hotel after he walked in and asked a bellhop if it was the highest building in the area, authorities said. When told it was, Carragonne took an elevator to the 45th floor.
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November 26, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A woman who forced her three children off the roof of their 15-story New York City apartment building then jumped to her death had been depressed since her mother got out of prison, neighbors and relatives said. Chicqua Roveal, 23, was a caring mother, but had been under stress since her mother moved in with the family and her boyfriend broke up with her, they said. Roveal and her son Andre, 7, died. Roveal's 2-year-old boy, Shando, and Andre's twin, Andrea, were reported in critical condition.
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November 26, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A woman who forced her three children off the roof of their 15-story New York City apartment building then jumped to her death had been depressed since her mother got out of prison, neighbors and relatives said. Chicqua Roveal, 23, was a caring mother, but had been under stress since her mother moved in with the family and her boyfriend broke up with her, they said. Roveal and her son Andre, 7, died. Roveal's 2-year-old boy, Shando, and Andre's twin, Andrea, were reported in critical condition.
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July 22, 1995 | Associated Press
The editor of an adult comic book plunged 45 floors to his death in the lobby of a ritzy Times Square hotel as dozens of tourists watched in horror, it was reported Friday. George S. Carragonne, 31, who worked at Penthouse Comics, jumped Thursday from a balcony in the atrium of the Marriott Marquis Hotel after he walked in and asked a bellhop if it was the highest building in the area, authorities said. When told it was, Carragonne took an elevator to the 45th floor.
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May 4, 1991 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerzy Kosinski, the Polish-born novelist and World War II Holocaust survivor who won acclaim with such best-sellers as "The Painted Bird" and "Being There," killed himself Friday morning, apparently despondent over failing health. His body was discovered by his wife, Katherina von Fraunhofer-Kosinski, at about 9:30 a.m. in the bathroom of their mid-town Manhattan apartment, police said. Kosinski, who was 57, was found naked in a tub half full of water with a plastic bag tied over his head.
NEWS
January 25, 1988
The death of an elderly opera buff who plunged 80 feet from the upper balcony of the Metropolitan Opera House was ruled as a suicide, authorities in New York said. The 82-year-old man, who fell to his death Saturday, was identified by police as Bantcho Bantchevsky, a native of Bulgaria and a voice coach who lived a block from the opera house.
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June 21, 1987 | Associated Press
A man jumped onto the tracks at a subway station Saturday, then ran into a tunnel where he was struck and killed by a train, transit police said.
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September 26, 1989 | From Associated Press
Rep. Roy Dyson (D-Md.) said Monday that he has made "mistakes in judgment" while in office and that his former top aide who committed suicide had improperly pocketed campaign funds. Dyson also said he was returning $18,000 in campaign contributions made by officials connected to Unisys Corp., one of several defense contractors under investigation for suspected violations of contract procurement regulations.
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January 24, 1988 | Associated Press
A man fell to his death Saturday from the top balcony of the Metropolitan Opera House during an intermission in a performance of Verdi's "Macbeth," which was being broadcast nationally on radio, authorities said. The 82-year-old man, who was a regular opera-goer, fell about 80 feet onto an aisle in the orchestra section midway between the stage and the rear of the hall, said Johanna Fiedler, a Metropolitan Opera spokeswoman.
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November 6, 2007 | From Newsday
People are traveling to New York City with the aim of killing themselves in a phenomenon researchers call "suicide tourism," a Manhattan public health expert reported Monday. Research reported in Washington at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Assn. suggests that one in 10 suicides committed in Manhattan since 1990 have involved nonresidents.
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May 4, 1991 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerzy Kosinski, the Polish-born novelist and World War II Holocaust survivor who won acclaim with such best-sellers as "The Painted Bird" and "Being There," killed himself Friday morning, apparently despondent over failing health. His body was discovered by his wife, Katherina von Fraunhofer-Kosinski, at about 9:30 a.m. in the bathroom of their mid-town Manhattan apartment, police said. Kosinski, who was 57, was found naked in a tub half full of water with a plastic bag tied over his head.
NEWS
September 26, 1989 | From Associated Press
Rep. Roy Dyson (D-Md.) said Monday that he has made "mistakes in judgment" while in office and that his former top aide who committed suicide had improperly pocketed campaign funds. Dyson also said he was returning $18,000 in campaign contributions made by officials connected to Unisys Corp., one of several defense contractors under investigation for suspected violations of contract procurement regulations.
NEWS
January 25, 1988
The death of an elderly opera buff who plunged 80 feet from the upper balcony of the Metropolitan Opera House was ruled as a suicide, authorities in New York said. The 82-year-old man, who fell to his death Saturday, was identified by police as Bantcho Bantchevsky, a native of Bulgaria and a voice coach who lived a block from the opera house.
NEWS
January 24, 1988 | Associated Press
A man fell to his death Saturday from the top balcony of the Metropolitan Opera House during an intermission in a performance of Verdi's "Macbeth," which was being broadcast nationally on radio, authorities said. The 82-year-old man, who was a regular opera-goer, fell about 80 feet onto an aisle in the orchestra section midway between the stage and the rear of the hall, said Johanna Fiedler, a Metropolitan Opera spokeswoman.
NEWS
June 21, 1987 | Associated Press
A man jumped onto the tracks at a subway station Saturday, then ran into a tunnel where he was struck and killed by a train, transit police said.
NEWS
April 11, 1988 | ALLAN PARACHINI, Times Staff Writer
California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown predicts that an initiative to legalize euthanasia will qualify for the ballot in November and be passed by voters, even though he believes the prospect of such a referendum is the mark of a political process gone "crazy."
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March 4, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Government researchers who have studied every case of AIDS reported since the epidemic began concluded Thursday that there are only three ways the disease is transmitted in the United States: through blood contamination, sexual contact and birth to an infected mother. Despite theoretical concerns and anecdotal reports, there is no documentary evidence to suggest that the AIDS virus has been transmitted by saliva, tears, urine, eating utensils, vaccines, casual contact or insects, the U.S.
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