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2008-07-10 18:00:00

By Robert Gavin, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 10--ALBANY -- A state Assembly staffer who retired last month making close to $80,000-a-year ripped off nearly $53,000 from the Albany County Department of Social Services by lying about her income on benefit applications, authorities said today. Diane Gamble, 60, of Watervliet, told investigators she's been on and off Medicaid for nine years and has been "misrepresenting" her income from New York state in letters to her case worker sent...

2006-07-05 08:09:08

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - After writing "The Motorcycle Diaries" screenplay, Jose Rivera felt he had more to say about Ernesto "Che" Guevara so he wrote a play he says shows the Latin American revolutionary would have had plenty to say about the war in Iraq. "When you're in a situation where you're killing people and no one really knows why, the times require someone to ask those questions," Rivera said in an interview in New York, where his new play "School of the...

2005-08-05 03:32:00

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After a tortuous trek, Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" is coming to the big screen courtesy of Francis Ford Coppola and the Brazilian director of "The Motorcycle Diaries." Coppola's American Zoetrope production company has owned the film rights to the novel since 1979. According to Coppola, the novel has had many suitors over the years. "The book is inherently difficult to adapt to the screen, and we've never quite found the right combination...


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