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State News Digest The Associated Press Black Students Plan Rally NEW BflUNSWICK - Black students at Rutgers Unlwrsity sty they will rally Tuesday Tuesday against what thy call Institutional racism racism by the rhool's administration. The Black Studeit Congress planned the march as a protest against the university's report on minorits concerns, which was released in August, said Jack Britt, a member member of the congress.; The report caled (or recruiting more black faculty menters, hiring more counselors counselors and teachers f basic skills and for Improving Improving cultural jrogramming for black students. students. Administrates requested the report last spring after protts about university policies drew hundreds of demonstrators to rallies here and in Pisrataway. The admlniitration's response was termed termed inadequate ry some minority students, according according to a qiecial Issue of Black Voice-Carta Voice-Carta Voice-Carta Boricua the university's minority-student minority-student minority-student minority-student newspaper. The newspaper quoted the student congress congress as sayinf that more minority students should be enrolled and the financial aid structure shouli be improved. 5 Charged With Kidnapping SOMERVTLLE Three women and two men have beei charged with kidnapping a bank courier f)r a car dealership and robbing robbing him of $40000. Danny Ortiz, 20, of Plainfield, was robbed Oct. 15 as he drove to make a bank deposit for the Garden State Ford Co. of Watchung, Watchung polio said. Two armed men entered the courier's car as he stopped A a light on Route 22 and forced forced Ortiz to dri'v several blocks, police said. Ortiz was released after being beaten and robbed, accordng to authorities. Ortiz was t-eated t-eated t-eated at Muhlenberg Hospital In Plainfield. The money, in cash and checks, has not been recovered, police said. Arrested in connection with the heist were Joyce fraeger of Roselle Park; James Piperata, and his wife, Joan, both of Bound Brook; Shirty Callahan, and Joseph D'Ami-co, D'Ami-co, D'Ami-co, both of Plainfield. Superior Court Judge Arthur Meredith set hall at (50,0(0 each for the two men yesterday, yesterday, whfle tie women were released on personal recognizance bonds, a court spokeswoman spokeswoman said, j The Piperitas both were employed by the auto dealership police said. Widow pi Get $625,000 ATLANTIC CITY Atlantic County has agreed to piy $625,000 as settlement to the widow of a notorist shot and blinded by an off-duty off-duty off-duty sherff's officer In 1975. The victm, William Gordon, a Margate salesman, ded of heart disease in 1977, two years after he was blinded by a single shot by former pieriff's officer Lee Seth Widder following an early morning auto chase. His widow, Patricia, the mother of two children, sued Widder charging use of excessive excessive force, and the county, charging negligence negligence in the hiring of Widder. Widder and two other off-duty off-duty off-duty officers attempted attempted to stop Gordon from driving erratically on May 2, 1975. Gordon was convicted convicted of drunken driving in Atlantic County Municipal Court, but the conviction was overturned on appeal. Widder contended that Gordon tried to run him down. His shot struck Gordon in the head. An Atlantic County grand jury refused to bring criminal charges against Widder. Enrollment at Record High NEWARK Enrollment at the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has reached a record high 1,900 students at the college's six schools. New teaching facilities, additional educational educational programs and expansion of affiliations with hospitals throughout New Jersey have allowed CMDNJ to triple its enrollment in the past decade, president Dr. Stanley S. Bergen Jr. said yesterday. This year's enrollment is 160 more than it was in 1978. Three Men Sent to Prison NEWARK Three men have been sentenced sentenced to three years in prison in connection with a counterfeiting ring that printed $45,000 in bogus Federal Reserve Notes. Steven Stein of Garwood and Alexander Sammond of Woodbridge Township were ordered to serve 60 days of the sentence by U.S. District Judge H. Curtis Meanor, who suspended the remainder of the term. Gilberto Mejias of Elizabeth, was ordered Monday to serve 30 days. Sammond and Stein pleaded guilty to printing the bogus notes and Mejias pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell about 2,500 notes, said U.S. Attorney Robert J. Del Tufo. U.S. Secret Service agents raided the printing operation in Union on Aug. 23 and caught Sammond and Stein manufacturing the phony notes. Two other defendats, Joseph Lo Piccolo of Elizabeth and Roy De Pack of Newark also pleaded guilty Monday to counterfeiting charges. Fugitive Found in Alabama NEWARK A New Jersey man who failed failed to keep his appointment with a federal judge was arrested yesterday in Alabama. John Booker, 26, of Somerset had been scheduled to appear yesterday before U.S. District Judge James A. Coolahan for the start of his trial on bank fraud charges. U.S. marshals caught up with Booker in Montgomery, Ala., and arrested him on a bench warrant.