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Bloomberg welcomes pitching ace to N.Y.

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg joked that he's planning a "sit-down" with newly signed New York Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson, who clashed with a TV cameraman on a Manhattan street a day earlier.

"It's great to be in the Bronx, the borough of Colin Powell and Regis Philbin and Lauren Bacall and Jerry Orbach and Jennifer Lopez and in about one hour, Randy Johnson," the mayor said Tuesday at his midday speech at Hostos Community College.

The 6-foot-10 Johnson, who was traded to the Yankees last week, got into a confrontation on a sidewalk with a TV cameraman Monday on the way to his physical, then apologized in a statement released later in the day. He apologized again Tuesday.