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Author Interviews
3:26 am
Tue May 14, 2013

'Guns At Last Light' Illuminates Final Months Of World War II

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Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 1:19 pm

In December 1944, the Nazis looked like a spent force: The U.S. and its allies had pushed Hitler's armies across France in the fight to liberate Europe from German occupation.

The Allies were so confident that the Forest of Ardennes, near the front lines in Belgium, became a rest and recreation area, complete with regular USO performances.

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WAMC News
8:52 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Barbara Walters Announcing Retirement Monday

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The veteran ABC News anchor is set to announce Monday morning on "The View" that she will retire from TV journalism during the summer of 2014.

ABC said in an announcement late Sunday that, until then, Walters will continue to anchor and report for the network, appear on "The View," and anchor specials throughout the year.

She will remain executive producer of "The View," the weekday talk show she created in 1997.

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Hudson Valley News
8:37 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Public To Monitor TZ Bridge Environmental Impact

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TARRYTOWN – As work begins on a temporary work platform to be constructed in the Hudson River just north of the current Tappan Zee Bridge, the public will be able to monitor environmental impacts online.

Tappan Zee Construction, LLC is beginning daytime pile driving work to install a temporary foundation needed to support a trestle in the river on Thruway Authority property just north of the current bridge in Tarrytown. The trestle is a work platform that will support a crane for the construction of the easternmost 1,000 feet of the new bridge.

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Hudson Valley News
8:16 am
Mon May 13, 2013

State Commission Calls For Removal Of Town Justice

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ALBANY – The State Commission on Judicial Conduct has determined that Justice Glen George, who presides in the Middletown Town Court in Delaware County, should be removed from office.

The commission found that George fixed a ticket by dismissing a seat belt violation issued to his friend and former employer, in the absence of the prosecutor and notwithstanding a prior caution by the commission that he not preside over matters involving his friend’s family.

The commission also found that the judge made improper statements to a prospective litigant in a small claims matter.

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Hudson Valley News
7:58 am
Mon May 13, 2013

New State Tourism Initiative To Benefit Hudson Valley

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POUGHKEEPSIE – The Hudson Valley/Catskills regions are expected to receive a sizable chunk of the $60 million to be divvied up around the state to promote tourism in New York.

The announcement was made this past week and Mary Kay Vrba, executive director of Dutchess County Tourism, is hopeful this area will benefit from the new funding.

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Hudson Valley News
7:30 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Hein Continues To Push For Nevele Casino

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KINGSTON – Despite Governor Cuomo’s announced gaming casino plan that would include one in the Catskills/Hudson Valley region, Ulster County Executive Michael Hein is pushing for more.

The EPT/Empire Resorts plan for the former Concord Hotel property in Kiamesha Lake appears to be the regional frontrunner, but Hein is continuing to lobby for the Nevele facility in the Ellenville area.

“We look forward to advocating for Ulster County and for the Nevele and also for our entire region,” Hein said.

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Middle East
7:29 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Cameron: We Have To 'Step Up Our Help' To Syrian Opposition

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 8:41 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is meeting with President Obama at this hour here in Washington. They're at the White House. A big topic on their agenda is what to do about the civil war in Syria. We spoke with Prime Minister Cameron earlier this morning.

Prime minister, welcome to the program.

PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON: Good morning. Great to be on. Thank you for having me.

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Around the Nation
7:29 am
Mon May 13, 2013

4-Year-Old Boy Chosen As Mayor Of Dorset, Minn.

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 8:41 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. What the mayor of Dorset, Minnesota lacks in experience he makes up for with youthful enthusiasm. Mayor Bobby Tufts is four years old. He won his seat by having his name picked out of a hat. That's an annual tradition for the small town of 22. Mayor Tufts is celebrated in town as a singer, a dancer, and a fisherman.

Around the Nation
7:29 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Well, That's One Way To Stop Smoking

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 8:41 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Etta Mae Lopez needed help. She wanted to quit smoking. She decided she needed to go someplace where she could not go buy cigarettes. And the place that came to mind was jail. Ms. Lopez says this is the reason she went to a jail, walked up to a Sacramento sheriff's deputy and slapped him in the face. The deputy took her inside the jail, where she slapped him again. After pleading no contest to a misdemeanor, she faces 63 smoke-free days.

Sports
7:14 am
Mon May 13, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

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In golf news, Tiger Woods has become the fourth two-time winner of The Players Championship. Woods parred his final two holes for a 2-under-par 70 that left him 13-under for the tournament on Sunday.

In the NBA, the Warriors beat the Spurs 97-87 in overtime. Golden State and San Antonio are now locked into a best-of-3 Western Conference semifinal after splitting the first four games.  Elsewhere, the NBA has fined Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau $35,000 for comments he made about the officiating following Friday's loss to Miami.

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