broadcaster….here are my true tales for the week of december 9th.
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my pre-recorded interview for the bbc this week is with randy cohen who writes the ethics column for the new york times. it can be heard at http://gabbyattic.com/bbc or on the bbc web site which is http://www.bbc.co.uk
GABBY CABBY WILL GIVE A FREE TOUR TO ANY OF YOUR LISTENERS WHO GET MARRIED IN
first true tale for this week is about the movement to ban the use of horse
carriages on the streets of
leona helmsley's dog – who inherited $12 million from helmsley when she died
earlier this year – was moved to florida after more than two dozen death
threats were made against her. LEONA WAS
MY LANDLORD. NOW THAT SHE IS DEAD AND
HER DOG IS IN
landlords have quietly found a way to make more money each month: they have
illegally turned units in their apartment buildings into hotel rooms. THIS IS
****a series of articles on fraught lives that were improved through assistance from the new york times neediest cases fund is now appearing in the times. the 96th annual campaign began on nov 4. last year, more than 10,450 donors contributed more than $7.5 million. IT IS AN INTRUSION INTO THE LIVES OF THESE PEOPLE AND IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE COULD READ ABOUT THE FAMILY LIVES OF THE TIMES STAFFERS.
****Independent toy stores in the city that sell old-fashioned wooden playthings are booming thanks to this year's many recalls of chinese-made plastic toys containing hazardous levels of lead or toxic chemicals. THE KIDDIES HAVE TO LEARN TO EAT CHINESE FOOD. NOT CHINESE TOYS.
**** cops left a wallet on a bench on the downtown platform at grand central. they detained a young man who placed it in his bag but insisted he had intended to track down the wallet's owner. he was released after a criminal record check. BIG DEAL. THE NYPD HAS REPORTED AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS THAT HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR STEALING ITEMS AT CRIME SCENES.
****the famous necklace lights on the brooklyn bridge will be replaced with energy-efficient bulbs. I KNOW ALL ABOUT THIS BRIDGE BECAUSE I NARRATED THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL DOCUMENTARY ABOUT IT.
AN INTERNATIONAL NOTE: john darwin, the
missing kayaker who stunned england by walking into a london police station
more than five years after he vanished, has been arrested on suspicion of
fraud. WAIT A COUPLE OF YEARS AND THIS
WILL HAPPEN WITH