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Daily News Photographer Shoved

September 14, 2000

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A veteran photographer for the New York Daily News was shoved and grabbed by a building manager Thursday as he tried to photograph a campaign official of Vice President Al Gore.

Harry Hamburg was photographing Gore campaign chairman William Daley as he entered a building in downtown Washington. Representatives of the Gore campaign and rival George W. Bush were meeting with the Commission on Presidential Debates to negotiate a fall debate schedule.

Daley had just finished speaking to reporters and was headed into the building when Hamburg walked in front of him to snap a photo.

A man later identified as the building manager stepped between Daley and Hamburg, shoving and grabbing him by the throat, witnesses said.

Daley appeared ready to intervene, but the incident was over within seconds and he did not need to assist Hamburg, who was not injured. Hamburg refused to comment.

Ken Frydman, a spokesman for the Daily News, said the newspaper was ``looking into it″ but refused further comment.

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