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Parade Snarls Subways, Traffic

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

REPORTER: The ticker tape parade along lower Broadway will begin at 11 a.m. at Battery Place and head north to Chambers Street for a ceremony at City Hall.

Mayor Bloomberg is warning people to plan ahead.

BLOOMBERG: There will be a lot of people coming downtown, we have no idea how many ...

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Diallo Documentary Screened

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

REPORTER: It was a sold out crowd last night as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture screened a documentary film about Amadou Diallo.

Community leaders, elected officials and Diallo's mother, Kadiatou were among those who attended.

"365 Days of Marching: The Amadou Diallo Story" chronicles the aftermath of the shooting ...

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McCain Takes Big Lead in Delegate Race

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John McCain jumped to a commanding lead in the Republican delegate race over Mitt Romney on Super Tuesday. Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton were in a close race for Democratic delegates.

McCain won 227 delegates to 36 for Romney and 24 for former Arkansas ...

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Dangers Continue in High Rise Construction

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

REPORTER: At a hearing yesterday, DOB head Patricia Lancaster asked members of the city council to pass legislation that would require all general contractors to register with the agency before receiving a building permit.

The city says construction accidents at high rise buildings more than doubled between 2006 and 2007. And ...

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Average Number of Voting Issues Reported

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Anyone experiencing problems voting today should call for help. One place to go is the hotline set up by the non-partisan groups Common Cause and New York Public Interest Research Group. The number there is 212-822-0282.

So far, staffers say there's been light volume of fairly typical calls likes voters trying ...

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Early Attendance at Polling Sites

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

This morning, WNYC visited several polling sites around the tri-state area. (Including New Jersey, Manhattan and Queens.)

Reporter Nancy Solomon, and WNYC's Arun Venugopal and Richard Hake, live at the polls.

Arun Venugopal

Nancy Solomon

Richard Hake

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NJ Says New Bush Budget is Bad for State

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

New Jersey's two U.S. senators say the federal budget proposed by President Bush is bad for the state. The record-setting $3 trillion budget increases funding for the military but holds domestic spending flat.

Democrats Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez say it would cut crucial programs and services in New Jersey. The ...

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Voting Underway in New York and New Jersey

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Super Tuesday voting is underway in New York and New Jersey, two of the 24 states participating in primaries and caucuses today.

REPORTER: In New York City, a Democratic stronghold, the contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is tight, with plenty of voters heading into the voting booths still undecided. ...

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Giants and Fans Enjoy Victory Parade in Lower Manhattan

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

A heavy, gray sky did nothing to dull the mood in Lower Manhattan today, where thousands of football fans lined Lower Broadway to celebrate the Giants' Super Bowl victory Sunday with ticker tape and howls of joy.

REPORTER: At a celebration in front of City Hall, Mayor Bloomberg gave team members ...

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Albee Honored at Rainbow Room

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

REPORTER: Tyne Daly and Eartha Kitt - just some of the stars who gathered to toast Edward Albee at the Rainbow Room last night.

The evening was a birthday celebration for the playwright and soon-to-be octogenarian who's written modern classics including "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "The Goat."

Albee's actual birthday ...

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Tough Fight Expected in New Jersey

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Today, both the Clinton and Obama presidential campaigns will be out in force at transit hubs across New Jersey to remind voters to go to the polls. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

It will be a grueling marathon until the polls close at 8 pm for the Obama and Clinton camps.

Get ...

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Age Plays Important Role

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The age gap showed up in exit poll results for Democrats in New York and New Jersey. In New York, 3 in 5 voters over 60 chose Clinton, while 3 in 5 voters under 30 chose Barack Obama. In New Jersey exit polls, Obama got about 60% of voters ages ...

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Nurse Program Expanded

Monday, February 04, 2008

REPORTER: The Colorado-based program aims to improve the health of low-income first-time mothers and their children.

New York's partnership director Lisa Landau says it's a voluntary program.

LANDAU: Women are referred throughout the city - from health providers, from community-based organizations - and women can decide whether they're interested in the program.

The ...

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Final Flurry of Campaign Activity

Monday, February 04, 2008

On the final weekend before Tuesday's parimaries, the hometown favorite was taking nothing for granted. Hillary Clinton's campaign took to the streets to drum up support and to counteract Barack Obama volunteers who fanned out across the city en masse.

WNYC's Fred Mogul has more.

Obama supporters could be found at supermarkets, ...

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Writers Guild Deal

Monday, February 04, 2008

The settlement appears to be another step toward ending the national work stoppage by the Writers Guild of America that's brought film and television production on both coasts to a virtual standstill.

The announcement didn't offer details of the agreements, but said they were "similar" to agreements reached earlier between the ...

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Giants Win Super Bowl 42

Monday, February 04, 2008

REPORTER: The Giants are Super Bowl champions once again. They beat the previously undefeated Patriots, 17-14 in Glendale, Arizona last night for their 3rd Super Bowl title.

Quarterback Eli Manning was named MVP and rightly so, according to Eric Quatrone, a student at City College.

QUATRONE: We held 'em to 14 points. ...

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Vulnerability in Voting Machines

Monday, February 04, 2008

As voters head to the polls tomorrow, many will be facing new electronic voting machines. In New Jersey, this is the first presidential primary where voters in all of the state’s 21 counties will be voting on them. And, despite reassurances from election officials, some voters are seriously concerned that ...

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South Asians lean to Clinton... or Obama

Monday, February 04, 2008

South Asian immigrants in New York City are a small part of the city's population..but they are expected to play an outsized role in tomorrow's Super Tuesday primaries...especially for Democrats. WNYC's Arun Venugopal asked some South Asian Americans whether they were leaning toward Hillary...or Obama.

REPORTER: About 2 dozen people settle ...

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Obama, Clinton Supporters Hard at Work Before Primary

Monday, February 04, 2008

As Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama stumped through the Midwest yesterday, their supporters fanned out in heavily democratic New York City to drum out turnout on primary day.

WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein filed this report.

**WNYC's Fred Mogul contributed to this report.

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New Jersey Becomes Key Player

Monday, February 04, 2008

With just a day to go, 2 of the top contenders are coming to New Jersey.

Senator John McCain will address supporters at a firehouse in Hamilton, outside of Trenton.

Senator Barack Obama will rally his supporters at the Meadowlands.

Meanwhile, Senator Hillary Clinton will be at a Burlington County event, though via ...

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