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Reisenbach Foundation hails hacks

The John A. Reisenbach Foundation will pick from among three New York cabbies
for this year's cab-driver-heroism award.

The nominees are Saleem Khan of Flushing, Queens; Prince Asante, The Bronx;
and Gary Kugler, Howard Beach, Queens. The winner will be chosen June 19 in New

Among other programs, the foundation helps to fund "Cab Watch," which equips
cabbies with 911-only cellular phones to help spot trouble. Its 6,500 members
patrol 1 million miles per day.

The foundation -- which funds "crime-fighting and quality-of-life" efforts --
is named after the former ad-sales executive for All-American Television (now
FremantleMedia), who was shot and killed while talking on a pay phone in
Greenwich Village in 1990.