News Worksheet 8C: Writing a Lead for a Politics Story — TEACHER'S MANUAL

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The original New York Times lead that matches this set of facts read as follows: 


"After being caught off guard when the city’s health commissioner first proposed the idea, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said on Tuesday that he was leaning toward seeking a ban on smoking at city parks and beaches."

  Anemona Hartocollis, “Mayor Leans Toward a Smoking Ban at Parks and Beaches,” The New York Times, July 6, 2010