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Voter Hotline Registers Steady Stream of Complaints from Super Tuesday

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A voter complaint hotline, sponsored by the New Jersey chapter of the ACLU and League of Women Voters received a steady stream of calls from frustrated voters during yesterday's presidential primary. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

First came the early morning PR fiasco when Governor Corzine was forced to delay casting ...

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Voting Problems in NY, NJ

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

REPORTER: Yesterday's voter turnout was heavy in New York and New Jersey, as it was across the country.

In New York, the Brennan Center for Justice set up a hotline for voters experiencing problems.

Calls ranged from people looking for their polling sites to more complicated issues.

Wendy Weiser says several calls came ...

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At The Polls...

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

REPORTER: Brooklyn voter Glen Hinton says he liked both of the Democratic presidential candidates, but voted for Hillary Clinton because he believes she's the stronger choice.

HINTON: I feel comfortable with her being in that arena for so long. I think she could cope in a debate with whoever she's opposed ...

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Finalists Selected in Emergency Housing Design Contest

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Where would New Yorkers live if a natural disaster destroyed their homes. The city says more than a hundred design teams responded to the question and 10 were selected winners of a contest held by the Office of Emergency Management.

REPORTER: Submissions were received from 30 different countries. Local winner Joseph ...

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A Closer Look at the Results

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The results from Super Tuesday are in - Hillary Clinton won New York and New Jersey and Barack Obama took Connecticut.

In New York, Clinton gets 127 delegates to Obama's 87. In New Jersey, it was Clinton 51 to 37 for Obama. In Connecticut, Obama's only northeastern victory, he got 26 ...

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Medical Examiner: Heath Ledger Died of Perscription Drug Overdose

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The toxicology report says actor Heath Ledger was killed by an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

The medical examiner reports Heath Ledger's system was coursing with pain killers, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety drugs. He died last month.

The statement from ME spokeswoman Ellen Borakove says the 28-year-old film star was killed by ...

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More Bad News for Area Airports

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Domestic airline delays in 2007 were the 2nd worst on record.

The Transportation Department says flights in the US were late more than 26% of the time last year.

That was a slightly better performance than in 2000, when airlines were tardy 27.4% of the time.

The industry's poor performance reflects rising passenger ...

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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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Clinton, McCain Claim Victory in NY, NJ

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton beat back a strong challenge from Barack Obama on Tuesday to win her adopted state, and John McCain defeated Mitt Romney to claim all of New York's Republican delegates.

Although Clinton won New York, Sen. Obama seemed poised to get a big chunk of ...

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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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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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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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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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