TU professor stuck in NY by Sandy
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A University of Tulsa psychology professor who is in New York City for a conference on how the media covers natural disasters is now stuck there because of a superstorm called Sandy.
Elana (uh-LAHN'-uh) Newman told The Associated Press that she feels safe in Manhattan where she was eating dinner with colleagues and friends at what she said was one of the few diners remaining open.
Newman said she could see strong winds but that cabs were still in operation and she could see people on bicycles making deliveries.
The National Hurricane Center said Monday night that Sandy is a post-tropical storm and losing strength but still has sustained winds at 85 mph.
Newman is part of a conference of journalists discussing interviewing storm victims after the disaster.
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