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Skyrocketing costs may have doomed NYC trial plan

NEW YORK -- A letter and a speech may have doomed plans to bring the Sept. 11 terror trial to New York.The letter written by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Washington earlier this month set a whopping $200-million-a-year price tag to secure the city during the trial -- more than double the original estimate. The speech by Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly detailed a planned lockdown of lower Manhattan certain to set new standards for gridlock.


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