There's a big picture of Pataki giving a
thumbs-up from the stands at Baker Field.
Since i'm typing this up from microfilm and
we're not in the picture, i'm not going to
bother scanning it. The caption
E. Pataki and his daughter
Emily, on his right, were cheering
for Columbia at its game with Brown University
yesterday in Manhattan. But Brown won,
59 to 27."
The game, by the way, was awful. If you're a Columbia football player, that is; we in the Band found it kinda funny. See, we were winning 27-3 at the end of the third quarter. Then they scored 56 unanswered points. One headline was "Columbia snatches defeat from the jaws of victory"
At Least Their Seconds Are Talking Mayor Rudolph W. Guiliani and Governor- elect George E. Pataki still may not be talking, but at least their chief lieutenants are. Mr. Pataki and aides to Mr. Guiliani said yesterday that the Governor-elect's counsel, Michael C. Finnegan, and the Mayor's senior aide, Deputy Mayor Peter J. Powers, spoke by telephone on Friday about unspecified matters affecting the city in the coming weeks. After 11 days of sniping that began with Mr. Pataki's victory, the call appeared to signal at least a thaw in the chilled relationship. At the same time, Mr. Guiliani and Mr. Pataki both suggested yesterday that they wanted to move beyond their differences and get on with governing. Sitting in the bleachers at Baker Field in Manhattan during Columbia's football game against Brown, Mr. Pataki said he expected to meet with the Mayor before taking office in January. "Our staffs are talking about some of the issues that might be coming up in the next couple of weeks, and I expect that will continue," said Mr. Pataki, a graduate of Columbia's law school. [...a few paragraphs of boring political crap...] While they seemed intent on playing down the feud, the Mayor and the Governor were both confronted with it yesterday. At halftime of the Columbia game, a voice boomed over the loudspeaker: "Mr. Pataki, please report to the sky box. You have a phone call from a Mr. Giuliani." Mr. Pataki laughed at what turned out to be a prank. And as the Mayor visited a store on 125th Street, a shopper, Cassandra Singh, asked him why he and Mr. Pataki could not patch things up. "We need both of you to start talking," she said.