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  • First it was "Take Your Daughter To Work Day," a fascinating idea when the numbers of women working were a lot fewer than they are today. Then it was expanded to include sons as well, with the thinking that, really, it was time to be more inclusive, as the number of women came close to equaling the number of men in the workforce.
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  • First it was "Take Your Daughter To Work Day," a fascinating idea when the numbers of women working were a lot fewer than they are today. Then it was expanded to include sons as well, with the thinking that, really, it was time to be more inclusive, as the number of women came close to equaling the number of men in the workforce.
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  • Words matter. It's a mantra around the newsroom - and it can take on many meanings.
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  • At some point in one's life we realize that the story we're telling we have told before. How to react? That's life? I'm sorry? Ask, "did I really already tell you that?"
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  • I know few people who believed the story last month that a women from Connecticut gave birth and she was surprised when it happened; she says she didn't know she was even pregnant. And her husband didn't know it either.
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  • Do you know if Diana Williams has left Everest yet?
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  • "We lost a prince."
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  • Here's a little secret about our 11 o'clock newscast and this daily blog. I'm writing this at 4 p.m., and so we have a solid 7 hours before the newscast. Lots can, and does, happen in between. It's why they call it news.
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  • Oh how were teased, all that warmth and sunshine the past few days. Be honest - how many people decided to plant something this past weekend?
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  • Another lesson for all of us in the etiquette of social media tonight.
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  • Lots of folks painting the town on Friday night here in New York City. Nothing unusual about that.
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  • He's had the job before, so he knows better than most - action speaks louder than words.
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  • Next time you pass a cop on the street, slow down, maybe even stop, and take a good look at his or her face.
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  • Rats on a subway train, the brink of civil war in Ukraine, and a stunning admission from Secretary of State Kerry before Congress today that Israel sparked the latest stall in the Mideast peace talks.
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  • He was bored.
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  • For the second time in as many nights, the health department has shut down a bakery in New York City. And for the second time in as many nights, the reason is the same: Rodent infestation.
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  • Remember the scene in the movie "The Shining," where Shelly Duvall is watching her husband played by Jack Nicholson go crazy at a haunted house on a mountain where they're spending the winter as caretakers.
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  • The next time you think things are tough, financially, for your family, consider this: Right now in New York City homeless shelters, there are more than 53,000 families. That's more than the population of Hoboken, New Jersey.
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  • It's one of the great benefits of my job  emceeing events for interesting non-groups in our area. And this week, I have two fascinating assignments. One Tuesday morning, another Wednesday.
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  • There have been 4 commissioners of the NYPD in the past 25 years. \
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  • What deep torment must consume someone who takes their own life.
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  • It was thrilling and terrifying and disturbing all at once. Did you see the video of the base jumpers from One World Trade? Heart stopping stuff. It was also infuriating. Yes, no one was down on the street at 4 a.m. when the four braniacs decided to parachute off the country's biggest building last fall  and record the whole thing on a helmet cam.
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  • It was thrilling and terrifying and disturbing all at once. Did you see the video of the base jumpers from One World Trade? Heart stopping stuff. It was also infuriating. Yes, no one was down on the street at 4 a.m. when the four braniacs decided to parachute off the country's biggest building last fall  and record the whole thing on a helmet cam.
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  • Yes I'm hardly unbiased when it comes to smoking. Having a mom die when she was just 61 from smoking-caused lung cancer is a pretty good reason to be biased.
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  • I'm pretty obsessive about deadlines and keeping track of my "things" - whether they're car keys or charge cards or my household expenses.
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  • Tonight, between newscasts, I'm heading home to celebrate the life of one of our cats, who, tomorrow morning, will be put down. Sneakers is her name  14 years old  and, as my best friend Gary wrote me today, a cat that helped raise the family. A modern family  with 2 kids in college, and another in pre-school. Each of them, tied to Sneakers (and her sister Emily) in profound ways.
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  • Tonight, between newscasts, I'm heading home to celebrate the life of one of our cats, who, tomorrow morning, will be put down. Sneakers is her name  14 years old  and, as my best friend Gary wrote me today, a cat that helped raise the family. A modern family  with 2 kids in college, and another in pre-school. Each of them, tied to Sneakers (and her sister Emily) in profound ways.
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  • They're 3 of the scariest letters for teenagers and their parents: SAT.
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  • Open your electric bill recently? I suggest sitting down when you do.
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  • Open your electric bill recently? I suggest sitting down when you do.
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  • Some embarrassing moments at a firehouse in Westchester County. In the hamlet of Goldens Bridge, a fire broke out in a volunteer firehouse.
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  • Sometimes, what happens behind the scenes here at Eyewitness News is worthy of news. And it can often give our wonderful and loyal viewers of this storied television station some insight into what makes us tick, and how we roll.
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  • What happens to some people when they get in group situations, and do things they might not do if they weren't part of a group? Or at least, one hopes they wouldn't do?
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  • So one of those manholes exploded in front of my apartment building overnight. Flames and smoke shooting high, not to mention the manhole lid going airborne.
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  • So I have a confession. Won't shock anyone when I say I can be a nudnik in the back seat of a New York taxi cab. When that speedometer creeps to 40 miles an hour, I usually ask the cabbie to slow down. Or, and here comes the confession, I sometimes will say, "be careful, cops are giving tickets to speeding cabs. I was in a taxi that got one the other day right on this street."
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  • So who would have thought that alternate side parking rules can be a kind of social engineering? In New York City, for those who aren't aware, the alternate side parking rules allow street sweepers to clean up the streets - one side on one day, the other side on the other day.
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  • Yes, that was the sun and blue sky above the tri-state today. You may have also felt that wave of warmth that permeated the day  that would be temperatures above freezing.
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  • Ya know when you say something and the minute the words leave your mouth you want to reach out, grab them, and stuff them back down your throat?
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  • If there's solace in death, for me the solace in the death of the brilliant, one-of-a-kind comedian and actor Sid Caesar has been the reaction from many of the younger members of our Eyewitness News team.
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  • So what will New York's new mayor do this time? And by this time I mean Thursday - when we're supposed to get slammed by a Nor'easter? Will Bill de Blasio cancel school when the 6th major snow storm of this young year hits?
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  • I know it's nice for folks who park their cars on the streets of New York City not to worry about moving them every other day - but c'mon - this suspension of alternate street parking rules has made a mess of the streets in the country's biggest city.
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  • It seemed a fairly egotistical and less-than-intelligent thing to do right off the bat. Talking about Alex Rodriguez's lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the Players' Association  after A-Rod's 162-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.
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  • He had a great career on the field - and a good one off as well. Tonight we're remembering Ralph Kiner, the long-time Mets broadcaster, who died today at 91.
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  • How much is the crummy weather affecting people? Some otherwise intelligent folks are using the big snow totals - 40+ inches so far compared to 25 inches normally for the entire season - to wonder 'what happened to global warming now?'
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  • Could it be we're coming up with a new psychological condition? Snow fatigue? Three major snow storms this year so far - with another one coming overnight.
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  • Is this the winter of our discontent? No - it's just winter in the Northeast. And maybe we got spoiled by the nice days of fall, and the unseasonably warm weather this past weekend. Just 9 days till pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Florida, and at this juncture in the tri-state, there are plenty of folks who want to join them.
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  • It's the little things that often speak the loudest, right? I mean, the big things matter - of course - but it's often the small stuff, the tiny acts that give us the greatest insight into someone.
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  • He said he was going to do it, and he did. Mayor Bill de Blasio today withdrew New York City's appeal to keep the NYPD's controversial "stop and frisk" program alive, and settled the main lawsuit against the City and the NYPD for stop and frisk abuses.
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  • They call it Super Bowl Boulevard - and it's taking over the streets lining some of the most expensive real estate in the country: Times Square.
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  • There are so many way to remember Pete Seeger, and a quick scan of social media sites today shows that folks are doing just that. Remembering Pete Seeger.
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