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Lakewood, NJ +MVA with Overturned+

November 1, 2007 at 10:49 PM
Lakewood, NJ +MVA with Overturned+ A motor vehicle accident with one vehicle that over turned on Route 9 and 11th street, all aided are extricated Hatzolah on the scene transporting to the hospital 2 aided with minor injuries...

New York – A Robot That Writes The Entire Sefer Torah.

November 1, 2007 at 07:38 PM
Pinned News Nov. 1 2007 New York - Robots and computers have been eliminating human jobs at what some might consider an alarming rate, but the sacred work of Torah scribes seems like something only humans could do. A group in Germany, however, has created an industrial robot that has been programmed to write the entire Bible,on a scroll, using calligraphic lines similar to a font common in the...

Columbus, OH – Pilot of Plane That Dropped A-Bomb During WWII Dies.

November 1, 2007 at 06:56 PM
Columbus, OH - Paul Tibbets, who piloted the B-29 bomber Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died Thursday. He was 92 and insisted for six decades after the war that he had no regrets about the mission and slept just fine at night. Tibbets had requested no funeral and no headstone, fearing it would provide his detractors with a place to protest. Tibbets' historic mission in...

Clifton, NJ – Jewish Center Evacuates due to Leak

November 1, 2007 at 05:26 PM
Clifton, NJ - A leak of more than 250 gallons of a substance used to disinfect swimming pools caused the evacuation of 200 children and adults from the Jewish Community Center on Scoles Avenue. The leak occurred when a pipe or valve break let loose 250 or 300 gallons of hypochlorite solution, "a very strong bleach," from a 500-gallon tank, Deputy Fire Chief Kevin McCarthy said. The...

Pittsburgh, PA – Oldest Shul Slated For Demolition .

November 1, 2007 at 04:52 PM
Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh's oldest Orthodox Jewish synagogue is now the only building the city-county Sports & Exhibition Authority must buy and demolish before construction can begin on the Penguin's $290 million Uptown arena. The authority OK'd spending $762,000 today to buy a surface parking lot at 1205 Fifth Ave. from Teris Parking. That leaves the nearby Beth Hamedrash Hagodol-Beth...

New York, NY – Dow Plunges More Than 350 Points

November 1, 2007 at 04:11 PM
New York, NY - Stocks on Wall Street plunged today as surging oil prices and slower growth in consumer spending erased optimism about the Federal Reserve's positive take on the economy just a day earlier. The Dow Jones industrial average finished down more than 350 points. The Nasdaq Composite Index and the Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index were also down Thursday. [wnbc...

New York, NY – Speaker Quinn Declares Nov. 29 Day Against Hate Crimes

November 1, 2007 at 03:59 PM
New York, NY - City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has declared a day against hate to counter a 20 percent rise in bias crimes. Quinn, says she wants to send a message "that we will not tolerate hate of any kind in our city." Quinn says the city is organizing a series of events on Nov. 29 that will bring together Holocaust survivors with school children as well as people of various races and...

Woodbury, LI, NY – Lawsuit Against Company That Fired All Jewish Employees.

November 1, 2007 at 02:50 PM
Woodbury, Long Island, NY - Steve Beigel, a Jewish employee of the American division of Japan’s largest advertising agency, filed a retaliation lawsuit against the company, Dentsu Holdings, yesterday. The suit claims that after Beigel accused the company of harassment, he, along with all other Jewish employees, was discriminately fired from the company. Steve Ellwanger, a company spokesman...

Brooklyn, NY +Substance Thrown Into School+

November 1, 2007 at 02:46 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Substance Thrown Into School+ EMS on the scene at Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue treating one patient who is possible unconscious after an unknown substance was thrown into the school at that location. NYPD ESU units have been requested...

Newburgh, NY – Stewart Takeover by Port Authority Kicked Off

November 1, 2007 at 02:45 PM
Newburgh, NY - Stewart International Airport was taken over today by Port Authority officials, who promised to remake the underutilized Hudson Valley airport into a bustling hub for New York City-area travelers. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials hope that Stewart, will relieve the pressure of the three major New York City area airports by luring passengers from the city's...

Lakewood, NJ +40 Years For Lakewood Abductor+

November 1, 2007 at 02:27 PM
Lakewood, NJ - VIN News has learned that the Lakewood suspect accused of kidnapping and assaulting a frum 19-year-old girl last year, has now been sentenced. In exchange for a guilty plea, the convict received a stiff verdict of 40 years of prison, with a minimum 85% time behind bars. Law enforcement officers acknowledged to VIN that in cases like those, the maximum sentence generally is about...

Bloomington IN – $18 Million Bias Lawsuit by Jewish Student against Classmates

November 1, 2007 at 01:34 PM
Bloomington IN - An Indiana University student is suing six of his classmates, claiming he was beaten because of his faith. Scott Gray is Jewish. He claims the six students named in the lawsuit beat him up near the Bloomington campus when they saw him wearing a Star of David. The six defendants are all from the Chicago area. The suit seeks $3 million in punitive damages against each defendant...

New York – AG Cuomo: Appraisers To Blame For Inflate Of Subprime Mortgages.

November 1, 2007 at 12:29 PM
New York - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Thursday a major real estate appraisal company colluded with the nation's largest savings and loan companies to inflate the values of homes, contributing to the subprime mortgage crisis. Cuomo announced a lawsuit against eAppraiseIT that accuses the First American Corp. subsidiary of caving in to pressure from Washington Mutual Inc. to use a...

Mount Kisco, NY – Alligator in Wooden Crate Left at Water Department

November 1, 2007 at 11:50 AM
Mount Kisco, NY - The home-made plywood crate left overnight on the village Highway Department grounds had a warning scrawled in red marker on the lid - "Do not open. Live Gator." Yeah, right, probably a Halloween prank, thought Ed Sordellini a 39-year-old machine and equipment operator. "When I opened it we were saying, " 'Is it real?' 'Is it alive?' Then we tapped the crate a little and it...

New York, NY – Pedestrian Countdown Clocks with Video Cameras Expanding

November 1, 2007 at 11:36 AM
New York, NY - The city is going to install 164 pedestrian countdown clocks at 21 intersections along major commercial arteries in all five boroughs in a major expansion of a small pilot project. The DOT also intends to mount at least one video camera at each of the intersections to study the reactions of motorists to the clocks at different times of the day. "You want to measure if they speed...

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