Explosion and Evacuations at Fox News
“Our administration and the city of New York have been incredibly lucky to have Dan in City Hall for the past six years, and I’ve personally been very lucky to have him sitting just six feet away from me,” the mayor said in a hastily scheduled news conference in the Blue Room of City Hall. “He has been a true partner, a trusted friend, and the architect of the most sweeping transformation of New York City’s environment since the days of Robert Moses.”Doctoroff, a former investment banker who, like the mayor, earns only $1 a year for his civil service, is the deputy mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding. He's overseen successful projects like the High Line redevelopment and the rescue of the city's waterfronts, including Governors Island. He was also a force behind the mayor's ill-fated West Side Stadium and Olympic bids. Doctoroff was popular in City Hall and is credited with helping Bloomberg with much of his economic and redevelopment success. New York's Geoffrey Gray reported that Doctoroff was planning a departure last month. Doctoroff Is Leaving Bloomberg Administration [NYT] Related Doctor! Give Me a Job [NYM]
They spin a scenario under which the acerbic commentator would parachute into the race if Michael Bloomberg, the New York billionaire and favorite of East Coast elites, enters the field as an independent. With Hillary Clinton continuing to score badly in polls in the categories of honesty and integrity, and with the public's many doubts about Rudy Giuliani and other GOP contenders, Mr. Bloomberg may well see an opportunity to roil the political waters by entering the race late. If so, Mr. Dobbs then sees a niche for a "fourth-party" candidate who could paint the three other contenders as completely out of touch.At the very least, the Journal points out, all this talk could surely boost his ratings. Dobbs is Advertising For Himself [WSJ] Man Of the People [Boston Phoenix]
"The Yankees have offered Joe the opportunity to become their next manager. Discussions are ongoing." Steve Mandell, Girardi's agent, said.Girardi beat out Steinbrenner favorite Don Mattingly and Yankees coach Tony Pena for the contract — reportedly $6 million for three years — after a ten-hour interview in which he apparently charmed the pants off the Steinbrenner family. But not everyone thinks he's so sweet. "There remain concerns about Girardi's aggressive style of handling people," George King and Joel Sherman of the Post wrote in an article that appears on the Fox News Website. "He isn't afraid to bruise feelings." Aw, did someone at News Corp., perhaps, get his feelings hurt? Yanks Offer Job to Giardi [Fox] Yanks Officially Offer Skipper Job to Giardi [ESPN]
The Yankees offered Torre a one-year deal with a base salary of $5 million and incentives that would have increased his salary to $8 million based on postseason performance. Under that offer, if Torre reached the World Series in 2008, an option for 2009 would have vested. Torre traveled to Tampa from New York on Thursday with general manager Brian Cashman and chief operating officer Lonn Trost. The manager was at Legends Field for about an hour and then left for the airport.Team president Randy Levine said that the two sides were "working on it" and expected more meetings. Wow, we have no idea what to think! And we thought this was the first playoff season we weren't going to spend all our time worrying about what was going on with the Yankees. Torre Turns Down Offer to Return As Yanks' Skipper [ESPN]
From: Lee C. BollingerHere we go again. It's like the sixties all over again! Only, you know, without all the good stuff.
Date: Oct 11, 2007 5:20 PM
Subject: Recent Bias Incidents
Dear member of the Columbia community, I am saddened to report that one of the bathrooms in Lewisohn Hall was sullied with an anti-Semitic smear. It has been promptly removed and is now being investigated.
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