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Washington – Are Working Moms To Blame For Children Obesity

May 20, 2007 at 11:59 PM
Washington - There is a theory that women working 9 to 5 and because of that, according to one theory put forward by some nutritionists, children began to gain weight. "We saw that start to happen. We could track childhood obesity. There's a direct correlation," said Terry Mason, Chicago's public health commissioner. So did working women lead to heavier children? Sixteen percent of children six...

London, United Kingdom – Mars Candies To Remain Kosher After Removing Animal Products.

May 20, 2007 at 11:58 PM
London, Unitd Kingdom - Chocolate maker Mars announced plans yesterday to abandon the use of animal products in its candy bars following a particularly vocal consumer protest as we reported here last week. We made a mistake. We apologise," the company said in a statement on its Web site. "The consumer is our boss. Therefore we listen to you and your feedback. Therefore we commit to you today...

Borough Park, Brooklyn NY – Photo Of Abducter Released, And DA Hynes Defends His 10K Bail.

May 20, 2007 at 10:43 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY - The Brooklyn families on edge after hearing that a judge allowed bail for a hulking suspect who allegedly tried to abduct an 11-year-old girl can breathe a little easier now - at least we know what he looks like. DA Charles Hynes defended his office's controversial handling of the bail argument at Mutterperl's arraignment last Monday evening. Hynes' prosecutors...

Israel – Gerrer Hasidim Declare War On Computers.

May 20, 2007 at 09:58 PM
Israel - Where else but on the Internet could the articles raise such a fuss? "There are no kosher movies," "No more computers," read some of the headlines on Heder Shaket, the online forum where Gerrer Hasidim conduct discussions, some of them daring, under a blanket of abbreviations and internal code. As usual in the virtual world, for a long time truth and rumor about what was permitted...

Tripoli Lebanon – Lebanon Bloodiest Fighting In Decades.

May 20, 2007 at 07:17 PM
Tripoli Lebanon - At least 48 people have been killed in Lebanon's bloodiest fighting since the 1975-90 civil war. Fatah al-Islam is linked to al Qaeda Lebanese troops have been battling with al Qaeda-linked militants based in a Palestinian refugee camp. Soldiers, militants and civilians died in the clashes, which erupted before dawn at the Nahr al-Bared camp and spread into the nearby Sunni...

Boca Raton, FL – Pin-free Yarmulke Closes Safety Flap for Jewish Athletes

May 20, 2007 at 05:40 PM
Boca Raton, FL - In South Florida for decades, it was an annual pre-season ritual that South Florida's several Orthodox Jewish high schools wrote to the Florida High School Athletic Association, seeking permission for their male athletes to wear the kippah, or yarmulke, worn at all times by Orthodox Jews. And for all those years, the FHSAA sent back its bureaucratic blessing. But before the...

Trenton, NJ – Mosque Going To Court To Remove Their Fundamentalist Leader.

May 20, 2007 at 05:32 PM
Trenton , NJ - The founders of the Masjid As-Saffat mosque in Trenton have sued in Superior Court in Mercer County to have their religious leader removed. The suit, filed by International Muslim Brotherhood, the mosque's owner, as well as three founding members, claims that Imam Sabur Abdul Hakim is trying to make the congregation more fundamentalist. They also claim Hakim has recently adopted...

Bronx, NY +Loose Horses+

May 20, 2007 at 04:57 PM
Bronx, NY +Loose Horses+ NYPD of the 45th Pct are on the scene and requesting ESU to respond to Tremont Avenue for stwo loose horses on location that broke free from a wedding carriage, ESU Trk-3 responding. U/D: 17:06 PD reporting now that they have one horse now in custody. U/D: 17:31 Police have both horses in custody...

Trenton, NJ – Lottery officials warn about Pick 6 scam

May 20, 2007 at 03:59 PM
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey Lottery officials are warning Pick 6 Lotto winners about a scam targeting them that promises additional prizes. Officials are investigating unsolicited calls where the caller claims to be a New Jersey Lottery employee and then goes on to explain a promotion in which past Pick 6 Lotto jackpot winners are randomly selected for additional prizes. The person then says the...

Queens, NY +Highway Closure+

May 20, 2007 at 03:47 PM
Queens, NY +Highway Closure+ A motor vehicle accident involving 7 vehicles on the eastbound lanes of the Belt Parkway at Exit 18. NYPD closed down all lanes of the eastbound direction of the Belt Parkway and 2 lanes out of the westbound direction...

Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+

May 20, 2007 at 02:04 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian that was struck on Coney Island Avenue and Newkirk Avenue, Hatzolah responding BLS and Medics to the scene...

Baltimore, MD – Condo’s Fire Exit is Shortcut to Synagogue

May 20, 2007 at 02:01 PM
Baltimore, MD - The Maryland Commission on Human Relations has ruled that a condominium board's decision to prevent residents from using a rear door as a shortcut to an adjacent synagogue discriminates against a disabled resident. The decision stems from a complaint filed by Sylvan Wolpert, a 90-year-old physically disabled resident of the Imperial Condominium complex in Northwest Baltimore who...

Hallandale, FL – Nation’s First Frum-English Charter School to Open in Hallandale.

May 20, 2007 at 12:06 PM
Hallandale, FL - The nation’s first Hebrew-English charter school is set to open Aug. 20 in Hallandale Beach. The word of mouth response to its establishment has been simply overwhelming. So overwhelming that school principal Rabbi Adam Siegel must already consider expanding enrollment to include additional grades. The school, named after Joshua Ben Gamla, a first-century high priest in...

Albany, NY – Rabbi Bernard Freilich Honoring Fallen Troopers.

May 20, 2007 at 11:59 AM
Albany, NY - The hard work and service of fallen, injured and active state troopers was recognized last week by Gov. Eliot Spitzer and Acting State Police Superintendent Preston Felton. More than 50 honorees were recognized for bravery, investigative persistence, police education, traffic safety and community service during the New York State Police 31st Annual Awards Day Ceremonies and...

Florida – Drivers May Not Need Auto Insurance In Florida

May 20, 2007 at 11:48 AM
Florida - After Oct. 1, Florida drivers will no longer be required to carry auto insurance because the no-fault law will have expired. That's result of lawmakers not taking up its renewal during their regular legislative session that ended two weeks ago. The state's no-fault law, which requires drivers to buy at least $10,000 in personal injury protection, or PIP, and $25,000 in property damage...

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