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Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Queens National Guard Remembered

Friday, July 04, 2008

A gathering at an auto repair shop on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn today may look like a typical Fourth of July celebration. There will be barbeque chicken, reggae music and dominos. But it's more than just an Independence Day party - it's a celebration of a life that began today. ...

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Hot Dog Eating Champs Weigh In

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Tomorrow nitrates will become as patriotic as apple pie when the 93rd annual Nathan's hot dog eating contest in Coney island kicks off.

It's bound to be one for the history books when six time world champ Takeru Kobayashi, from Japan, battles to regain his title and win back the "Mustard ...

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Construction Workers Stay Home as Cement Truck Drivers Strike

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The strike by cement truck drivers has extended an already long holiday weekend for many in the construction trades.

Workers throughout the city have been told not to come to work because they can't do their job without cement deliveries.

Danny, who didn't want to give his last name, was supposed to ...

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School's Out For Summer

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The last day of school was today for the city's public school students. Many kids already have their summers planned.

These second graders from the upper West Side, Lauren Winters and her friend Abigail share what they're looking forward to:

WINTERS: Making new friends in camp - we play games we do ...

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Democrats Angling for Fossella's Seat

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Democrats think they have a good chance of winning the seat being vacated by New York City's only Republican congressman, Vito Fossella.

REPORTER: Fossella announced last month he wouldn't seek re-election, following his drunk driving arrest and news that he fathered a child out of wedlock. Staten Island Councilman Mike McMahon ...

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Smokers Dig Deeper Into Their Pockets

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

If you're a smoker, get ready for some sticker shock today. The cost of a pack of cigarettes is going up by $1.25, thanks to a state tax hike. That means the cost of a pack of cigarettes will be around $8.50.

Robin Gross of Long Island says that's news to ...

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City Smokers Prepare for New State Tax

Monday, June 02, 2008

Gotta light...? If you need one for a cigarette, be prepared to see more of your money go 'up in smoke.' The state's new tax on cigarettes goes into effect tomorrow and a pack of smokes will go from $1.50 to $2.75 a pack. That means a pack will cost ...

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Middle Schoolers Find Out Which Schools They'll Attend

Friday, May 30, 2008

The Department of Education is starting to send out notification letter's today to parents of middle school kids about what school their children will be attending.

Many of the notifications are being mailed out later than last year - when they were sent out anytime from April until June. The DOE ...

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City Beaches Open

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The city's fourteen miles of public beaches are open -- in four of the five boroughs. Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe says it isn't hard to appreciate sun, surf and sand - especially when it doesn't cost a dime.

BENEPE: They were built to be these great beaches for the working people ...

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Mayor Seeks to Ease Racial Tension in Crown Heights

Friday, May 23, 2008

City Black and Jewish officials met in Crown Heights yesterday to denounce bias crimes in the Brooklyn neighborhood. They warned more vigilance is needed to avoid a repeat of the unrest the neighborhood experienced seventeen years ago.

Recent incidents include the beating and robbing of a Jewish teenager and the beating ...

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Brooklyn Residents Protest Renewed Violence

Thursday, May 22, 2008

After a recent shooting in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill neighborhood, residents and elected officials want the Police Department to increase police presence there. They claim the streets have felt less safe over the past several months. This conflicts with the city's statistics, which indicate that the city's crime remains at historic ...

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Botanical Garden, Prospect Park get $25 million donation

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Twenty five million dollars has been donated to the New York Botanical Garden and Prospect Park. That's the largest private gift to the parks in the city's history.

Philanthropist Shelby White says she grew up a block away from Brooklyn's Prospect Park and considered it her backyard:

WHITE: I went horseback riding ...

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Lower East Side "Endangered"

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New development on the Lower East Side has landed the neighborhood on an annual list of the country's 11 most endangered historic spots.

REPORTER: High rises built over the past few years are beginning to erode the fabric of the area - that's according to Richard Moe of the National ...

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MTA Picks Top Musicians

Friday, May 16, 2008

REPORTER: The results of a talent contest for musicians competing to serenade subway passengers are in.

Out of the 55 hopefuls who auditioned earlier this month, the MTA has approved 23 groups.

Among the winners are a vibraphonist, a punk cellist and a Chinese classical musician.

There's also a Latin fusion group known ...

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Cabbie Fined for Foul Language

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New York City is known as a place where people express themselves and not always in the kindest ways.

But, cab drivers are being held to a higher standard.

A cabbie who cursed at another driver was fined $1,000 and had his license suspended for a month.

Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Matthew Daus ...

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New Yorkers Donate to Quake Relief

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New Yorkers - especially Chinese-Americans - are answering the call for donations to victims of this week's devastating earthquake in China.

Queens resident James Lee stopped by the offices of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association yesterday to donate $100.

Lee says he doesn't know anyone personally hurt in the quake, but ...

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Park Slope's "Whitey" Remembered

Friday, May 09, 2008

Walk up Park Slope's Seventh Avenue - between 11th and 12th Streets - and you'll pass a makeshift memorial. Bouquets of flowers surround a photo of an older man with a creased face and bright blue eyes. 64-year-old "Whitey," a beloved local character, died last month.

WNYC's Kathleen Horan has this ...

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Fosella Admits Fathering Child out of Wedlock

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Republican Congressman Vito Fosella has admitted to having an affair and fathering a child out of wedlock. His confession today has some speculating that his seat in Congress might be in peril. WNYC's Kathleen Horan has more.

Fosella says he fathered a child three years ago and has had a relationship ...

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City Pushes for Cameras in Bus Lanes

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

If the city gets its way, there'll soon be an extra set of eyes in bus-only lanes.

The Bloomberg administration wants state lawmakers to approve a proposal to install cameras the lanes to discourage drivers from illegally double-parking.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city can't afford to have an officer in every ...

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Water Taxi Service Increased

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The city will get more ferry service starting next week, thanks to local and federal funds.

City officials hope the subsidies will encourage people to take a boat to work and leave their cars at home.

Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn says it's a greener way to travel, with a nod to ...

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