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Speed skater Bridie Farrell says she was sexually abused by a much older skater, with some of the assaults occurring in Lake Placid and Saratoga Springs (Photo:  Milwaukee Public Radio)
Speed skater Bridie Farrell says she was sexually abused by a much older skater, with some of the assaults occurring in Lake Placid and Saratoga Springs (Photo: Milwaukee Public Radio)

Sex abuse charge rocks US speedskating

Correction: NCPR mistakenly reported that Andy Gabel resigned as president of the US Speedskating federation because of the accusations leveled against him. In fact, Gabel left that post in 2010. He resigned from US Speedskating's Hall of Fame committee following the public charges. We regret the error.

Two top women athletes are accusing the former president of US Speedskating of sexual abuse in the 1990s.

The charges were first leveled by Bridie Farrell, a skater from Wisconsin, who says she was fifteen years old when the abuse occurred. Farrell says some of the sexual assault occurred during training sessions in Lake Placid and Saratoga Springs. A second skater has since come forward, claiming that she, too, was assaulted.  Go to full article

Democrats Define Faso as Right Wing Extremist

Now that State Republicans have finally decided on one candidate to run for the open seat left by the exiting George Pataki, State Democrats lost no time in trying to define John Faso as right wing extremist. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Democratic Leaders May Ask Suozzi to Quit Race

Two days after the head of the State's Republican Party asked gubernatorial challenger Bill Weld to quit the race, the head of the State's Democratic Party says he personally believes Tom Suozzi should drop his challenge against Eliot Spitzer. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
"Denny" Farrell with model Rushton canoe.
"Denny" Farrell with model Rushton canoe.

NY's Democratic Party Chair Visits Canton

New York's Democratic Party Chairman Herman "Denny" Farrell visited Canton Friday. David Sommerstein reports Farrell took aim at Governor Pataki in his brief talk with some 30 St. Lawrence county Democrats.  Go to full article

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