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Spring Valley, N.Y – Skullcap Keeps From Serving in Coast Guard

March 26, 2006 at 05:23 PM
Spring Valley, N.Y - Mr. Rosenberg, a 34-year-old tire technician and a certified pilot signed up for the Coast Guard Auxiliary last year, hoping to fly on search-and-rescue missions and the like. He underwent a full military background check. He had several sets of fingerprints taken. He passed the boating test and the written course. "But as soon as I got sworn in and got ready to put on the...

Hamburg, Germany – Dozens Injured During Airbus Superjumbo Drill

March 26, 2006 at 05:02 PM
Hamburg, Germany - Thirty-three people suffered minor injuries Sunday during a crucial evacuation drill for the new Airbus A380 superjumbo jet. One man broke his leg and 32 other people suffered minor injuries during the exercise in which 853 people and 20 crew members from airline Lufthansa AG exited the plane on slides in a darkened hangar. Aviation authorities mandate specific...

US DOT Taking On Mission To Standerized All Cars To Have Backup Sensors

March 26, 2006 at 04:56 PM
Nationwide, more than 100 children died last year after being hit by vehicles as they backed up. And legislation in Congress aims to prevent these accidents by requiring devices that alert drivers when someone is behind their vehicles. Cameras and sensors already are offered on some new models, but it would be up to the U.S. Department of Transportation to decide what should be the norm. ...

Trenton, NJ – Democrats Dump Arab-American Candidate

March 26, 2006 at 04:41 PM
Trenton, NJ - Democrats pulled an Arab-American candidate from their election ticket amid a furor over comments he made four years ago that some interpreted as sympathetic to Palestinian suicide bombers. At the urging of state party leaders, including Gov. Jon S. Corzine and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, Passaic County Democrats withdrew its endorsement of Sami Merhi for freeholder, a member...

Montreal, Canada – Police ‘Too Busy’ To Investigate Nazi Graffiti

March 26, 2006 at 04:34 PM
Montreal, Canada - The black paint was still fresh on the swastikas when members of the Chai Centre walked into their synagogue on de Courtrai Avenue for Shabbas morning prayers. On the walls and windows of the synagogue, the vandals had left five swastikas, and three "SS" signs - synonymous with the dreaded Nazi death squads. But when a member of the congregation called Montreal police...

Ramapo, NY – Preschool Investigated

March 26, 2006 at 03:45 PM
Ramapo, NY - A state investigation is under way into the operation of a preschool program in a trailer at a yeshiva construction site on Grandview Avenue. Mosdos Chofetz Chaim, which is building a school as well as apartments for adult students and their children on the property, already has been cited by the town for using the trailer for a preschool program without a site plan and...

Jerusalem, Israel – Gerrrer Hasidim Set Ablaze A Storage Facility

March 26, 2006 at 03:29 PM
Jerusalem, Israel - Police report Hasidim affiliated with the Gerrer sect set a Jerusalem storage facility ablaze, a facility belonging to the Satmar sect. According to the report, the damage resulting from the blaze amounted to some NIS 500,000. According to Army Radio, the motive was Satmar’s adamant opposition to participation in the upcoming election while Gerrer hassidim are urged...

New York City, NY – DOT Arrest Offical For Pocketing Money From Meters

March 26, 2006 at 02:52 PM
New York, NY - City officials have arrested a Department of Transportation parking-meter supervisor for pocketing quarters from the meters. Bronx resident William Ramirez, 53, was charged with petit larceny and official misconduct and faces up to 1 year in jail for grabbing $60 in quarters. Investigations Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn said Ramirez "used his position as a DOT supervisor to...

Toronto, Canada – Anti-Semitism Stays High

March 26, 2006 at 02:48 PM
Toronto, Canada - The number of anti-Semitic incidents remained high in Canada in 2005, according to a new study, continuing a deterioration that began after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. There were 829 anti-Semitic incidents in Canada in 2005, a slight decline from the peak of 857 in 2004, according to the annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents. There has been almost a threefold...

Baghdad, Iraq – U.S. Forces Collide With Shi’ite Militia

March 26, 2006 at 01:13 PM
Baghdad, Iraq - U.S. troops mounted two raids with 20 gunman killed in a clash involving U.S. troops at a radical Shiite mosque with shi'ite militia in eastern Baghdad. Also did the U.S. arrest 41 Baghdad Interior Ministry personnel after raiding an Interior Ministry building and finding 17 non-Iraqi prisoners, and freeing them from a secret bunker complex there. U/D: 15:12 Baghdad police have...

Sea Gate, Brooklyn, NY +Unusual Crime Scene+

March 26, 2006 at 01:02 PM
Sea Gate, Brooklyn, NY +Unusual Crime Scene+ A body of a 56-year-old male has been found DOA from unnatural causes on Maple Avenue in the Sea Gate section of Brooklyn, NY, PD are on the scene and conducting an investigation, Hatzolah and Chesed She'll Emes also on the scene...

Queens, NY – City To Conduct Terror Response Exercise Today

March 26, 2006 at 12:36 PM
Queens, NY - If you hear loud noises or see flashes of light or extra emergency vehicles in Queens Sunday, don't panic – it's all part of an exercise being conducted by the Office of Emergency Management. The exercise, codenamed Trifecta, will test the way police, fire, and other emergency responders deal with a simulated terrorist attack on the city's public transit system. The drill...

Monroe Township, NJ – Mourns Those Killed in Chile

March 26, 2006 at 12:26 PM
Monroe Township, NJ - The leader of a Middlesex County synagogue recalled 10 senior citizens who were killed when their tour bus plunged off a Chilean road Wednesday. Speaking to a crowd of almost 400 people, including Gov. Corzine, Cantor Eli Perlman, the spiritual leader of the Jewish Congregation of Concordia, where six of the victims had worshiped, recited the names of the dead, at service in...

Manhattan, NY +Fire in Correction Facility Bldg.+

March 26, 2006 at 12:21 PM
Manhattan, NY +Fire in Correction Facility Bldg.+ A fire broke out on the 4th floor of the 12 story Metropolitan Federal Correction Center Jail at 150 Park Row where suspected terrorists are held with two inmates with asthmatic symptoms passed out from smoke, all other 269 inmates and 8 employees from the north wing are accounted for and have been evacuated to a safe area, fire has been located...

Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+

March 26, 2006 at 11:59 AM
Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+ A motor vehicle accident on the service road to Ocean Parkway and Avenue "L" with one pedestrian that was struck by a SUV Hatzolah ALS on the scene, EMS also on the scene...

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