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Friday, October 12, 2012

Must-read headlines from around the city, curated by the WNYC Newsroom.

ENERGY 
U.S. Panel to Hear Opponents of Indian Point Nuclear Plant (NYT)
Matthew L. Wald reports: “On Monday, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission will open a hearing to determine whether opponents, among them the Cuomo administration, have valid arguments against a 20-year extension of operating licenses for the Westchester County site’s reactors. Three administrative law judges from the commission will take up an unusually long list of issues at the hearing, which will take place at a hotel in Tarrytown, N.Y., on 12 days in October and December.”
    
MEDIA
Sulzberger Will Shows Heirs Want to Sell His NYT Stock (DNAinfo)
James Fanelli reports: “The children of the late New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger are moving quickly to sell stock he held in the Gray Lady's parent company, his will reveals. Sulzberger died at 86 on Sept. 29, leaving behind a massive $70.2 million fortune, including $41 million in New York Times Company shares, according to a Oct. 5 filing in Manhattan Surrogate Court.”

URBAN WILDLIFE  
With No Animal Shelter Nearby, Bronx Rescuers Are Left to Their Own Devices (NYT)
Winnie Hu reports: “The pair — known as Blackie and Kitty — warily circled a wood-and-net trap propped up with a stick. Kitty, the younger and less worldly one, finally darted in for a lick. The trap slammed down with Kitty inside. Blackie skittered away to glare from behind a tree. ‘Most of the time it’s a waiting game,’ explained their trapper, Bernadette Ferrara, 57. Ms. Ferrara is part of a growing network of trappers, feeders and rescuers who say they have no choice but to step up to care for lost and unwanted animals in the Bronx — a borough with city shelters for the homeless, but not one for animals. Their grass-roots effort comes amid renewed concern among some elected officials and animal welfare groups that New York City’s animal control programs and services are woefully inadequate.”

BUSINESS
City to Erect Media Center in Dumbo (Crain’s)
Tania Karas reports: “A proposed new center for the city's media industries has been assigned a new developer and owner, as well as a new home in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood. The Made in NY Media Center, a project touted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will be run by the Independent Filmmaker Project, a nonprofit film organization, and will bring together professionals across the film, gaming, marketing, and branding industries.”

POLITICS
Spokeswoman For Rudy Giuliani Says He’s ‘Not Running For Mayor’ Again (Politicker)
Hunter Walker reports: “Looks like Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the other skeptics were right–Rudy Giuliani says he has no plans to run for mayor again. We reached out to Mr. Giuliani’s office this morning after New York Post columnist Cindy Adams described ‘an unconfirmed—also, so far undenied—rumor’ the former mayor had his eye on his old job that she said was “swirling around martinis faster than the olive.” Perhaps the people swirling that rumor might want to put down their martinis, because a spokeswoman from Mr. Giuliani’s office just called Politicker to shoot it down. ‘He’s not running for mayor,’ she said unequivocally.”

TRANSPORTATION
Motorcyclists -Revving Mad Over ‘Unfair’ Parking Tickets  (NYDN)
Henrick Karolszyn reports: “City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria), an avid Harley-Davidson rider, is pushing for legislation that would make motorcycle parking free throughout the five boroughs. ‘We get tickets a lot,’ Vallone said of motorcylists in front of Queens Borough Hall on Thursday. ‘That is unfair.’ The Councilman, flanked by state Assemblyman Michael DenDekker (D-Jackson Heights) and fellow riders, said the biggest issue facing bikers are muni-meters.”

OPINION
Joel Klein's Misleading Autobiography (The American Prospect)
Richard Rothstein writes: “This is a story about a story, of how a fiction about impoverished children and public schools corrupts our education policy. The fiction is the autobiography of Joel Klein, the former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education.”

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