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Manlius, NY – 2 Teens Left School Without Permission, Got Killed in Quarry Crash

May 2, 2007 at 11:13 PM
Manlius, NY - Two suburban Syracuse teenagers killed in a crash at a quarry had left school without permission, according to officials at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, where the two young men were seniors.Eighteen-year-old Kevin Goich Junior of Manlius and 17-year-old Joshua Davis of Fayetteville left school, and they weren't seen again until when a police helicopter spotted their...

New York, NY – Judge Clears Israeli in War Crimes Suit by Palestinians

May 2, 2007 at 09:08 PM
New York, NY - A federal judge today threw out a war crimes lawsuit against a senior Israeli security official on behalf of Palestinians who lost relatives in an Israeli bombing of a Gaza City apartment building. The lawsuit accused Avi Dichter of "war crimes for his participation" in the decision to drop a one-tonne bomb in a residential area of the Gaza Strip on July 22, 2002. The...

Brooklyn, NY – Reverend Calvin Butts Is Catching Heat For His Support For Starrett City Bid

May 2, 2007 at 07:40 PM
Brooklyn,NY - Affordable housing advocates gathered at City Hall Wednesday, calling on the federal government to reject the latest $1.3 billion proposal by Clipper Equities to purchase Starrett City in Brooklyn, the country's largest federally subsidized housing complex. "We are about to lose in one fell swoop over 40,000 affordable units,” said Bertha Lewis of the Association of Community...

Newark, NJ – Outrageous!!! Air Traffic Controllers Forced To Work In Deadly Carbon Monoxide Situation.

May 2, 2007 at 07:12 PM
Newark, NJ - It happened exactly a week ago tonight, and the FAA does not dispute any of it. Air traffic controllers were forced to keep working while suffering the effects of potentially deadly carbon monoxide over the course of four hours. They handled as many as two hundred planes. "It was like a fog," said controller Ray Maldonado. Ray Maldonado was so confused he can barely remember what...

Khmelnitsky, Ukraine – Holocaust Memorial Vandalized

May 2, 2007 at 05:38 PM
Khmelnitsky, Ukraine - A Holocaust memorial was vandalized in western Ukraine. The mass grave in the town of Khmelnitsky was desecrated. The monument was established after World War II on the site of a Nazi wartime massacre of 8,000 Jews. Local Jewish activists cleaning the site discovered that the monument to Holocaust victims had been damaged and the plaque broken. The activists appealed to...

Brooklyn, NY – Congestion Pricing: Residential Permit Parking in Downtown B’klyn a Must.

May 2, 2007 at 05:29 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Even though there are a lot of Brooklyn snorts and sniffs about the mayor’s congestion pricing plan, the borough’s political leadership has to be happy that the plan does not include tolling of the East River bridges, three of which connect Brooklyn to Manhattan. One might ask, “What’s the difference? Most of the people who drive over the bridges are headed to Manhattan...

New York, NY – Philanthropist Ruby Schron Sells Manhattan Portfolio for $940M.

May 2, 2007 at 04:41 PM
New York, NY - A huge portfolio of former Mitchell-Lama properties has traded hands for $940 million, marking the second largest residential portfolio sale in Manhattan history. the sale is comprised of nearly 4,000 units--most in Harlem--that were managed by Jerome Belson, who made his fortune in real estate by purchasing Mitchell-Lama properties. City records list the buyer of the...

East Ramapo, NY – Candidate Withdraws from School Board Election

May 2, 2007 at 04:09 PM
East Ramapo, NY - One of seven candidates for a seat on the East Ramapo Board of Education has withdrawn his candidacy. Hershy Itzkowitz, who was in running for the seat currently held by Gabriel Tenembaum, informed the district clerk today that he no longer would seek a seat on the school board, said board president Nathan Rothschild. Tenembaum is not seeking re-election. Rothschild said the...

Brooklyn, NY – Cut the salt, Brooklyn!

May 2, 2007 at 02:48 PM
Brooklyn, NY - That's the message city officials and local clergy are sending to Brooklynites young and old to kick off a new, year-long campaign to reduce the risk of high blood pressure. "We're not banning salt," Borough President Marty Markowitz said yesterday. "But for those who have the propensity toward high blood pressure, such as me, high salt intake is not conducive to good...

New York, NY – Terrorist Used NY Public Library Computer, To communicate With Al-Qaeda Associates.

May 2, 2007 at 02:23 PM
Your Voice on VIN. New York, NY - Many who angrily questioned the FBI tactics of investigating public library records of borrowers deemed suspicious, found their arguments sharply rebuffed by today's NY Post editorial: The testimony of "turned" al Qaeda member Mohammed Junaid Babar was critical in Monday's terror convictions in London. But New Yorkers might want to focus on how Babar used the...

Las Vegas, NV – The Danger Of Having A Non Jewish Caregiver For Kids.

May 2, 2007 at 01:11 PM
Las Vegas, NV - An anguished Jewish mother can't understand why her daughter has abandoned family and friends for the confines of a local evangelical church. Loved ones say 19-year-old Sharona isn't the same person since becoming involved with the church. Sharona Dagani. The 19-year-old was dealt a tough hand from birth. Cerebral palsy complicated by medical malpractice, numerous operations, and...

Monroe, NY +Severe Burn at Wendy’s Restaurant+

May 2, 2007 at 01:01 PM
Monroe, NY +Severe Burn at Wendy's Restaurant+ EMS on the scene at 330 Larkin Drive for an 35-year-old aided male with severe 3rd degree burns from hot grease to 18% of his body at the Wendy's Restaurant, command on the scene requesting Medivac for transport to Weschester Medical Burn Unit. Launching zone for Stat Flight Air-1 is set up at the Monroe - Woodbury High School ETA 5 minutes...

Washington – U.S. Army Clamping Down On Soldiers Blogs.

May 2, 2007 at 12:53 PM
Washington - The U.S. Army is tightening restrictions on soldiers' blogs and other Web site postings to ensure sensitive information about military operations does not make it onto public forums. Soldiers in war zones are already subject to restrictions on blogging and public posts. But the Army's new regulation could affect service members who have returned from war zones and started blogs...

New York – Left-Handed May Have Shorter Lives.

May 2, 2007 at 12:30 PM
New York - A study suggests that women who are left-handed have a higher risk of dying, particularly from cancer and cerebrovascular disease - damage to an artery in the brain or an artery that supplies blood to the brain. While it could be a chance finding and the evidence is far from conclusive, numerous reports have associated left-handedness with various disorders and, in general, a...

Bloomfield Township, MI – Election Ad Stirs Accusations of Anti-Semitism.

May 2, 2007 at 12:08 PM
Bloomfield Township, MI - A political flier for two school board candidates has been labeled anti-Semitic and has outraged some residents in the Bloomfield Hills School District. The glossy, color flier for school board candidates Don Greenwell and his wife, Jenny Greenwell, depicts a wizard wearing a flowing black robe with a golden Star of David in the center, along with other symbols. The...

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