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Hudson Valley News
8:58 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Elevator to the Walkway expects to bring even more visitors

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POUGHKEEPSIE – When the elevator from the Poughkeepsie waterfront is constructed to the Walkway Over the Hudson, it is expected that the linear park over the Hudson River will become even more of a tourist attraction.

Grants are going to pay for the glass enclosed elevator that will lift people to the top of the bridge, said Walkway Executive Director Elizabeth Waldman Hart.

“The elevator will carry a maximum of about 20 people, but the ride will only be two minutes so there is quite a number of folks who will be able to go up and down over an hour’s time,” Hart said.

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Hudson Valley News
8:36 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Organization to encourage more Latino candidates

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NEWBURGH – The fastest growing population across the nation is Latino and with that said, one area organization wants to recruit more Hispanics to run for public office.

Latino Democratic Committee of Orange County Coordinator Sonia Ayala said the move is on to attract candidates.

“We are going to be reaching out to recruit qualified Latinos to run for office and train them and discuss the issues that are affecting the community, and it’s not just Latinos that it’s affecting, it’s affecting everybody,” she said.

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New England News
8:17 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Conn. bill provides immunity to security experts

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Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide immunity from civil liability for school security consultants. 

The legislature's Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear public testimony today on the proposal, co-sponsored by the Senate Minority Leader, whose district includes Newtown.

Many school districts have revisited their security plans following the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

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Sports
7:58 am
Mon April 1, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

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In the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Louisville put the finishing touches on the Final Four by rolling past Duke 85-63 to win the Midwest Regional. Russ Smith scored 23 points and teammate Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome broken leg in the first half. The injury occurred as Ware tried to contest a shot and the leg buckled when he landed, bending almost at a right angle.

Earlier, Michigan earned a trip to Atlanta next week by dominating Florida 79-59 and winning the South Regional title.

Elsewhere, Syracuse and Wichita State won their games on Saturday.

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New England News
7:20 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Vt. to be first state to post health care rates

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Vermont is poised to become the first state in the country to tell people without health insurance how much they can pay for coverage through the federal Affordable Care Act when it begins offering benefits next year.

On Monday, the state is going to post the proposed rates offered through the state's health care marketplace for various levels of coverage.

Andy Hyman of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says it's a big step.

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weather
6:57 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Forecast

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Newschannel 13's Meteorologist Paul Caiano gives the WAMC Morning Edition forecast.

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Europe
6:45 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Researchers Look Into Shakespeare's Finances

Originally published on Mon April 1, 2013 6:48 am

They report the great playwright did not entirely make his living in the theater. He was also a merchant, a moneylender and a tax dodger. In 1598, he was prosecuted for hoarding grain during a famine.

Europe
6:41 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Moscow Man Can't Wait For Summer Weather

The man was picketing Moscow's Hydrometeorological Center wearing swim trunks and holding a sign that read: "Let Summer Come Faster." Russian forecasters now predict that "everything will thaw fast" — adding, "we are meeting him halfway."

Business
6:05 am
Mon April 1, 2013

YouTube Announcement Scares Some

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 8:50 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And today's last word in business is one of this year's contenders for highest profile April Fools joke.

The video-sharing website YouTube announced yesterday it's shutting down.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

In a video message, YouTube executives said that the whole site was actually designed as an eight-year contest to find the best video on the web. Well, eight years are up. And now panel of experts, the company said, will spend the next decade watching everything uploaded on the site to choose a winner.

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New England News
5:51 am
Mon April 1, 2013

I-91 upgrade seen affecting western Mass. casino

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A planned overhaul of an elevated section of Interstate 91 in Springfield Massachusetts is raising questions about access to two proposed downtown casinos.

MGM is planning an estimated $800 million downtown casino that would front the highway. Penn National Gaming, which is planning an $807 million casino, estimates that 40 percent of its traffic would come from the elevated section of I- 91.

The Republican reports that Stephen P. Crosby, chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission said traffic plans will be a major factor when awarding licenses.

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