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Morning News Podcast
5:05 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

RIPR News
2:11 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

Central Falls receiver report to shed light on financial woes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The state-appointed receiver of Central Falls has finished his report on the city's finances and how he plans to improve the bottom line. Those findings will be officially released Thursday.

Receiver Mark Pfeiffer's report will cover what caused the financial problems, what he's done to stem the red ink, and what he plans to do to secure the city's financial future.

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RIPR News
12:07 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

Health Department sanctions two doctors

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL

The Rhode Island Department of Health is disciplining two local doctors for unprofessional conduct.

Dr. Anthony Rocha, a primary care doctor in East Providence, received a reprimand for lying when a patient tested positive for cocaine during pre-employment drug screen. Rocha excused the result, saying it was caused by a topical solution containing the drug.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
9:12 am
Wed December 15, 2010

Memories

Providence, RI – All of us take time now and then to retrace our steps in life, sometimes figuratively and sometimes literally. Perhaps we close our eyes and take ourselves back in time to relive those poignant and meaningful moments in our lives. And, like Mike Fink, sometimes we make a real pilgrimage to those places, looking for clues of what shaped who we are today.

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RIPR News
7:44 am
Wed December 15, 2010

Westerly man named sexiest vegetarian over 50

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Westerly man has been named the sexiest vegetarian over 50 in a poll organized by the animal rights group PETA.

SEE A PICTURE OF ROBERT LOMBARDO

Lawyer Robert Lombardo says he was entered into the contest by his girlfriend, and that he would have never submitted his own name to a contest for sexy vegetarians over 50.

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Top Stories
7:21 am
Wed December 15, 2010

Chafee wants transportation chief to stay on

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Lincoln Chafee wants state Transportation Director Michael Lewis to remain in that job.


Chafee calls Lewis an effective leader who has demonstrated vision and strong managerial skills. The governor-elect says he asked Lewis to stay in his post after talking with a number of other qualified candidates.


Lewis was named transportation director by Gov. Carcieri in 2008. Lewis has overseen the reconstruction of the interchange between I-95 and I-195, among other projects.

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RIPR News
4:35 pm
Tue December 14, 2010

Brown University mourns Richard Holbrooke

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown University community is remembering alumnus Richard Holbrooke, who was a 1962 graduate.

Brown's Alumni Association honored him with the Roger Williams Award in 1996. The next year he received an honorary Doctor of Laws. And in 2007 he served as a professor at-large at the Watson Institute for International Studies until his presidential appointment to serve as a special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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12:29 pm
Tue December 14, 2010

Providence selects pedestrian bridge design

The winning bridge design by inFORM Studio
Image courtesy of the Providence Planning Department

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL
Providence has chosen the winner of its design competition for a pedestrian walk way on the foundation of the old I-195 highway bridge. The design comes from inFORM Studio, an out of state firm with offices in Michigan, New York, and South Carolina.

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Top Stories
10:46 am
Tue December 14, 2010

America's Cup officials in talks on both coasts

AP – America's Cup officials are negotiating with Newport, R.I., even as San Francisco attempts to come up with a winning bid to host sailing's biggest regatta.

Tony Winniker, a spokesman for San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, says the Board of Supervisors' Budget and Finance Committee has endorsed a host city agreement and sent it to the full board, which is scheduled to vote on it Tuesday.

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Morning News Podcast
8:56 am
Tue December 14, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

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