Beach Battles: Hitting back at Glen Cove

Hitting back at Glen Cove

It all started when the people of Glen Cove, N.Y. (pop. 25,000), read a news report stating that the local 36-acre weekend estate owned by the Soviet U.N. Mission was being used for electronic eavesdropping on the area's defense and high-technology industries. The town council, led by Mayor Alan Parente, voted to ban the Soviet diplomats from Glen Cove's beaches, tennis courts and golf course. The council members were also upset over the Soviets' diplomatic immunity, since it meant a loss to the town of some $75,000 annually in...

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