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Two rival male TV helicopter pilots who covered O.J. Simpson chase now are transgender women

The two male TV helicopter pilots were once fierce rivals, fighting over airspace during landmark Southern California moments like the O.J. Simpson slow-speed chase in 1994.

Twenty years later, they’ve become friends — and female.

Dirk Vahle, once an NBC newser, is now Dana Vahle, while Bob Tur, an award-winning former CBS pilot, goes by Zoey Tur after beginning hormone therapy last year.

Vahle started her change two years before Tur, who publicly announced in June 2013 that she had gender identity disorder (GID) and had already begun therapy.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rival-tv-chopper-pilots-covered-o-chase-transgender-women-article-1.1836648
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Thu Jun 19, 2014, 06:59 PM (5 replies)

Exclusive: Prosecutor Is Closing In on Gov. Christie

Source: Esquire

“It’s over, it’s done, and I’m moving on.” -- Chris Christie, reassuring potential donors in Utah on June 14th

Back on planet Reality, meanwhile, Paul Fishman, the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, wades through the sewage of Christie’s stewardship. Two sources with intimate knowledge of the case say Fishman’s pace is quickening -- he has empaneled a second grand jury, and the U.S. Justice Department has sent assistant prosecutors and FBI agents to work the case.

“What’s taking the most time,” according to one source, “is separating what's viable from all the bad stuff they’re finding that may not be viable.”

Fishman’s challenge is to nail down specific criminal charges on several fronts -- the diversion of Port Authority money to fund New Jersey road and bridge projects; the four-day rush-hour closures of George Washington Bridge lanes in Ft. Lee; and a web of real-estate deals spun by David Samson, long a Christie crony, when he chaired the PA’s Board of Commissioners as Christie’s appointee. (One such deal, a stalled office-tower development in Hoboken, New Jersey, is central to a claim that Christie’s lieutenant governor told the town’s mayor that the state would withhold Hurricane Sandy relief aid from Hoboken if the mayor didn’t sign off on the development project.)

Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/christie-investigation?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1456_65523787
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Thu Jun 19, 2014, 02:43 PM (39 replies)

Ex-Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell invited on jet that crashed

Source: The Boston Globe

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz invited him on the doomed flight that crashed, killing seven.

Rendell said Katz tried to persuade him Friday to attend an event at historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Massachusetts home, but he had another commitment.

Katz, a 72-year-old business mogul, and six others were returning home to New Jersey on Saturday night when the plane crashed on takeoff. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what may have caused the crash.

The former Democratic governor said Katz died at ‘‘maybe the high point of his life.’’ Katz was thrilled this week after he and a partner won an $88 million auction for the Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, Rendell said.

Read more: http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2014/06/01/pennsylvania-gov-rendell-invited-jet-that-crashed/lcVrzmPnRou3szEZxAPBrO/story.html
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Sun Jun 1, 2014, 04:47 PM (22 replies)
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