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Black Man Found Guilty of Killing White Teen on Long Island

Sunday, December 23, 2007

An appeal is planned for a black man found guilty of shooting a white teenager in a racially charged confrontation on Long Island. After four days of deliberations, a Suffolk County jury Saturday night convicted John White of second-degree manslaughter. The 54-year-old faces a prison term of 5 to 15 ...

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Mexicans Flying Home Face New Travel Rules

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Among the many people on the move this busy holiday weekend are Mexicans who live in the US and have plans to fly to Mexico for the holidays. But, as WNYC's Marianne McCune reports, some are finding it difficult to board their flights, because new international travel rules require more ...

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Disabled-accessible Voting Machines Coming to City Polling Places

Sunday, December 23, 2007

All New York City polling places will have voting machines designed for the disabled in time for September's primary elections. That's according to city elections officials quoted in the New York Times. That puts the city ahead of the state in addressing a federal requirement for disabled-accessible machines.

New York is ...

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Giuliani Back on the Campaign Trail

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Republican presidential hopeful Rudolph Giuliani is back on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, after taking a couple of days off this week. The former New York City mayor says he never had the flu, just a very bad headache that sent him to the hospital in St. Louis. Giuliani, ...

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Giuliani Back on the Campaign Trail

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Republican presidential hopeful Rudolph Giuliani returns to the campaign trail Saturday with two events in New Hampshire. The former New York City mayor suspended campaigning for two days after reporting flu-like symptoms. Giuliani spent a night in the hospital in Missouri before returning to New York Thursday. He said Friday ...

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Bruno Resigns from Consulting Job

Saturday, December 22, 2007

State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno says he's resigned from his job with a consulting firm. The Rensselaer County Republican says he and Wright Investors' Service agreed to end their relationship Monday. His resignation comes amid criticism from good-government groups and an FBI investigation into his private business dealings. The ...

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Yonkers Deliveryman Laid to Rest

Saturday, December 22, 2007

A 25-year-old delivery man killed in Yonkers has been laid to rest. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has this report on Martin Antonio Perez, who had only been working at the Emerald diner for just two weeks when he was shot dead over eighteen dollars worth of food.

REPORTER: Martin Perez came into ...

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Money for Radiation Detection Network in Federal Spending Bill

Saturday, December 22, 2007

$40 million for a radiological detection network for the New York region is one of the things buried in a half-trillion-dollar spending bill on President Bush's desk. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the New York metro area will be the first in the country with ...

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Fresh Direct Accused of Union Busting

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Fresh Direct, the online company that delivers groceries to New Yorkers, is facing accusations that it purposely caused an immigration audit as a way to bust a union. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports.

REPORTER: More than 900 Fresh Direct warehouse workers are expected to vote this weekend on whether to unionize. But ...

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Ski Conditions Mixed on the East Coast

Friday, December 21, 2007

The good news is that this has been one of the best Decembers in a long time. Conditions are WAY better than they were last Christmas when record warmth had some wondering if East Coast skiing would soon be extinct thanks to Global Warming.

It’s a 180 degree difference Jay Rand ...

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City Schools Placed on State “Naughty” List

Friday, December 21, 2007

The state Education Department has placed more elementary and middle schools on its list of schools needing improvement. This brings the total to 444 out of New York's 1,000 K-8 schools.

Sixty-one low-income city schools were added to the state list. Having a school placed on the list means students have ...

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Activists Fight Removal of Washington Square Trees

Friday, December 21, 2007

It took a year for the renovation proposal of Washington Square Park to get approval. But opponents of the redesign continue to fight the plan, even as construction at the park is already underway.

REPORTER: Last night, about three dozen neighborhood residents spoke out against the city's plan to cut down ...

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No New Developments for Toxic Downtown Building

Friday, December 21, 2007

But following this summer's fatal fire, officials have no idea when it will come down. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has this update.

It has been over four months since a fire at the ill-fated vacant tower killed two firefighters. Yet, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation that owns the site is still immersed ...

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Javits Expansion Turns Into Renovation

Friday, December 21, 2007

The proposal to expand the Javits Convention Center has to be scaled back by 75%. That's according to state economic development officials who blame former Governor Pataki for hiding costs.

The down-state head of the Empire State Development Corporation, Patrick Foye, testified at an Assembly hearing that repairs and renovations at ...

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Has Illness Cast a Shadow on Presidential Campaign?

Friday, December 21, 2007

Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani's recent illness has cast doubt on his weekend campaign schedule in New Hampshire. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

With the first-in-the nation caucuses and primaries starting right after New Years, the numbers of days that candidates can actually stump is dwindling. But Giuliani's recent bout with flu-like ...

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Would-Be Thieves Hold Up FED EX Truck

Friday, December 21, 2007

A Fed Ex truck loaded with holiday presents that was hijacked early this morning on the far west side was recovered in Brooklyn. All the contents of the 18-wheeler were intact. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the Fed Ex driver was duped by three men pretending they were cops.

KELLY: They ...

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Debate Over 7 Extension Continues

Friday, December 21, 2007

For months now, the Bloomberg administration and the MTA have fought over who will pay the $450 million needed to build the shell for a subway station on the 7 train extension.

REPORTER: The 7 is being extended from Times Square to the Javits center. The station that may or may ...

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Tough Financial Year Ends With Large Bonuses

Friday, December 21, 2007

This might be one of Wall Street's worst years in a decade. But, that hasn't stopped bonus checks from rising an average of 14%.

Four of the biggest U.S. investment banks will pay out more than $49 billion in compensation this year. Those banks are Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers ...

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Fishko Files

Friday, December 21, 2007

That notable date, December 25th, is also the birthday of the exuberant entertainer Cab Calloway of "Hi-De-Ho" fame. This year it's his centennial, which has WNYC's Sara Fishko considering his vibrant legacy. Here's the next Fishko Files...

OUTRO: This New Year's Eve at the Apollo Theater - the Cab Calloway Orchestra ...

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More Details on Columbia Plan

Friday, December 21, 2007

Columbia University's $7 billion expansion plan will likely to generate about $300 million in community benefits.

The city says it will provide $150 million for affordable housing over the next six years. This will match the amount promised by the university on Wednesday, when the City Council gave final approval to ...

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