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'Law & Order' actor causes a stir

Martha Woodall reports:

'Law & Order' actor causes a stir

Martha Woodall reports:

Shortly before 7:30 p.m., the crowds waiting to vote at the Penrose Recreation Center at 12th and Susquehanna were stunned to look up and find actor Sam Waterston dispensing bottled water to those waiting in line to vote.

“'Law and Order,’ ‘Law and Order,’” several in the crowd gasped, recognizing him from his TV show. Waterston declined to give an interview, adding, “I’m just here to hand out water.” He encouraged those waiting, many of them Temple University students, to stay in line and vote.

An Obama volunteer called out to him, "Are you for Obama?"

Waterson replied: "Are you kidding?" He held an Obama campaign sign as he left the rec center.

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