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Giuliani Times Square Porn Crackdown Ruled Legal by NY Appeals Court 10

Giuliani Times Square Porn Crackdown Ruled Legal by NY Appeals Court

New York City laws enacted during former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s administration to crack down on porn shops, sex shows and topless bars have been upheld by the state’s highest court, marking the latest turn in a see-saw 20-year legal battle. The New York Court of Appeals ruled, 5-0, the City has “met its burden” to administer zoning restrictions and limitations on sex businesses....
Bob Simon, Veteran '60 Minutes' Reporter, Killed in NYC Car Crash 12

Bob Simon, Veteran ’60 Minutes’ Reporter, Killed in NYC Car Crash

Bob Simon, the award winning journalist for CBS’s long-running program “60 Minutes,” was killed this evening (Feb. 11) in a car crash in New York City. The driver of his livery cab and the driver of the Mercedes it collided with were not seriously hurt. Simon, 73 was riding in the back of the livery cab, usually a full-size sedan, when the accident occurred. Rescue personnel had to cut the top off the car to extract the correspondent and his driver. He likely was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident....
Horrific New York City Cab Crash Raises Safety Questions (video) 18

Horrific New York City Cab Crash Raises Safety Questions (video)

A horrific crash involving a New York City cab that injured a bicyclist and severed a pedestrian’s foot raises fresh questions about the competence and training of drivers behind one of the most ubiquitous vehicles on Manhattan streets. I know. I was involved in more than one incident involving a taxi cab as an avid bicyclist and as a motorist, including a hit-and-run accident. A taxi-cab driver ran a stop sign and sideswiped my car, then brazenly drove off when he saw me getting out of my car. Most New Yorkers have their own horror stories, tell them below in the comment section. ...
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