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TRUCKS OWNED BY SUPPLIER TO DAILY NEWS ARE DAMAGED

Fourteen tractor-trailer cabs were damaged in an arson fire and five others had windshields smashed early Sunday at a Bronx company that provides paper to the Daily News, officials said.

Police believe the attack on the Baldwin Transportation Co. trucks was related to the 6 1/2 -week-old newspaper strike, said Officer Scott Bloch, a spokesman. Investigators found a hole cut in the chain-link fence around the parking lot in the Hunts Point section, and fire marshals determined some substance was used to set the 14 cabs on fire, said a Fire Department spokesman.

Nassau County police reported two minor incidents of strike-related vandalism early Sunday. A store in Hicksville and another in Levittown, which sell the News, had their door knobs and locks jammed with unknown substances, police said. Bumper stickers saying "Boycott the Daily News" were put on their doors.

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