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Assembly Speaker drops request for NYT correction

NEW YORK (AP) _ New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's office has dropped a request for a correction from the New York Times in connection to a decades-old project.

The paper says Silver's office has backed down from a claim that another man named Sheldon Silver was involved in it _ not the assemblyman.

The Times says it produced documents that showed Silver pushed city officials to build a mall in his Manhattan district instead of low-income housing.

On Thursday, Silver told a state Democratic Party convention breakfast he ``was forever confused'' with lawyer Sheldon E. Silver, who died in 2001.

The paper says Silver continues to say he was never a lawyer to the United Jewish Council, which tried to block the low-income project.

Silver's office didn't respond to a request for comment.



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