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* City Councilman Jumaane Williams argues in a letter to the Times for increased funding of youth public safety programs as an alternative to the NYPDs stop-and-frisk policy: http://nyti.ms/IGuGNe

* Times columnist Jim Dwyer argues the illogicality of New York Citys policy of giving out free condoms while allowing them as evidence of prostitution for sex workers: http://nyti.ms/IaiNTI

* Nicole Gelinas contends in the Post that Cuomos nomination of former Gov. David Paterson to the MTA board is ominous, given Patersons history of concessions to the Transit Workers Union: http://nyp.st/IeoGhn

* The Daily News argues New York City needs more substantive proof of the link between free breakfasts and childhood obesity before it considers scaling back the program: http://nydn.us/IaDUVO

* The Times Union argues the Cuomo administration undermined its commitment to reforming the states developmental disabilities programs when it disinvited a whistleblower from a panel on the issue: http://bit.ly/JKVC1i

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* Prosecutors delivered closing arguments in the fraud trial of former state Sen. Pedro Espada, who they argued had used his government-funded health clinic as a personal ATM, the New York Times writes: http://nyti.ms/Ic1O14

* Paul Rivera, an aide to Democratic Sen. John Sampson, is getting a $50,000 raise despite cuts for other Senate employees in the past year, the Daily News reports: http://nydn.us/I8rIBt

* Despite its 110-year history of free tuition, Cooper Union will begin charging tuition for graduate students next year, the Times reports: http://nyti.ms/JFuZsW

* Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silvers bill to use public financing for campaigns would be funded in part by money from Wall Street fraud settlements, the Associated Press reports: http://bit.ly/If6KmM

* City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is trying to avoid politicizing her May 19th marriage to partner Kim Catullo despite the advantages of doing so, the Times reports: http://nyti.ms/JFdyIU

* East River Ferry ridership numbers have far exceeded expectations since the programs launch last year, feeding speculation the City Council will try to make the program permanent, the Wall Street Journal says: http://on.wsj.com/I8giAj

* The power of the Orthodox Jewish vote in New York has increased, a trend noticeable in the recent special elections for former Rep. Anthony Weiner and former Sen. Carl Krugers seats, the Observer reports: http://bit.ly/JKEWXO

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LeRoy T. Walker, U.S. Olympic Committee’s First Black President, Is Dead at 93

In South Los Angeles, a Changed Complexion Since the Riots
By JENNIFER MEDINA (NYT)

In 1992, the acquittal of white police officers in the Rodney King beating inflamed racial tensions in South Los Angeles, a center of black culture. Today, Latinos are the majority.

LeRoy T. Walker, U.S. Olympic Committees First Black President, Is Dead at 93
By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN (NYT)

As the track and field coach at North Carolina Central in Durham, Mr. Walker developed Olympic medalists and numerous national champions.

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