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BRIEFLY : MTA PANEL BACKS NEW TUNNEL PLAN.

An MTA board committee Wednesday unanimously endorsed a proposal to eliminate two crossover tunnels beneath the Hollywood Hills as part of North Hollywood subway extension work.

The move will save about $27.3 million, five months of delays, the need for 70,000 pounds of explosives and, very possibly, environmentally sensitive springs that flow seasonally in Runyon Canyon Park.

The proposal, which board members said was a welcome cost savings on the $1.3 billion project, must go before the full MTA board next week.

- Daily News

Proposal to convert buses goes forward

Over the objections of clean-air advocates, an MTA board committee Wednesday backed a plan to convert 127 broken-down ethanol buses to run on diesel fuel.

The ethanol buses were an early and unsuccessful foray by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority into cleaner-burning engines.

But ethanol and its chemical cousin methanol, which have both been used in the 324-bus alcohol-fueled fleet, have been blamed for high breakdown rates. The fuels corrode seals, allowing coolant into the engine heads and causing them to seize up permanently.

The full board will take up the matter next week.

- Daily News

`Doggie' composer Merrill dead at 74

Bob Merrill, the composer who asked ``How Much is That Doggie in the Window,'' committed suicide while battling a lengthy illness, his publicist said Wednesday. He was 74.

Among his many accomplishments, Merrill wrote lyrics for ``Funny Girl'' and music as well as lyrics for ``Carnival.''

He had been suffering from chronic gastrointestinal problems and died Tuesday, publicist Miriam Levin said.

- Associated Press

Panelist calls for study of airport

Citing the need to relieve the growing demand for air services at Los Angeles International Airport, City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter called Wednesday for the LAX master plan to include a study of expanding the use of Palmdale Airport.

Galanter, whose district includes LAX, is concerned that the city is counting on all of the growing demand for air services to be met by expanding the airport, creating additional traffic, noise and land-use problems for surrounding neighborhoods.

- Daily News

Panel backs status change at LAPD

The Los Angeles Police Commission has endorsed a package of city charter changes that include removing the eight deputy police chiefs from the civil service system to give the chief more flexibility in selecting his command staff.

The commission voted Tuesday to send the proposals by Chief Bernard C. Parks to two charter reform panels despite opposition from the Police Protective League and Command Officers Association.

The union leaders fear that removing civil service protections from deputy chiefs would stifle healthy debate and dissent.

- Daily News

Police arrest man in robbery at bank

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Police on Wednesday arrested a man who robbed a customer outside a North Hollywood bank, but were seeking two accomplices who fled.

No one was hurt in the 9:15 a.m. robbery outside a City Bank branch in the 5000 block of Lankershim Boulevard, said Los Angeles police spokesman Curt Faulkner.

- City News Service

Plan would relieve packed 310 area

The 310 area code will be split or ``overlaid'' with a new area code under two relief plans submitted to state regulators Wednesday by the California-Nevada Code Administration.

The 310 area includes southwest Los Angeles County and a small part of Ventura County.

Doug Hescox, the California Code administrator, said both plans are supported by the telecommunications industry, local jurisdictions and community leaders.

Under the overlay alternative, all new phone numbers in the existing 310 area after July 17, 1999 would receive the new code - still undetermined - while existing numbers would retain the 310 area code.

- City News Service
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Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
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Date:Feb 19, 1998
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