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Iran – American Citizens Disappearing in Iran On The rise.

May 24, 2007 at 11:51 PM
Iran - Yet another American citizen has disappeared in Iran and is feared to be in detention, according to Human Rights Watch, a nongovernmental organization based in New York. Ali Shakeri, an Iranian-American dual citizen, was scheduled to leave Iran on May 13, but "he disappeared from the radar," Human Rights Watch's Hadi Ghaemi said. Ghaemi has been in touch with Shakeri's associates who say...

New York – Sen. Schumer Undergoing Treatment For Lyme disease

May 24, 2007 at 11:44 PM
New York - Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. is undergoing a 21-day treatment of antibiotics for possible Lyme disease. Schumer said in an interview he was bitten by a tick that attached itself to his left leg while he was conducting a series of news conferences on dangerous dams in the Hudson Valley earlier this month. [journalnews...

Oneida NY – Rabbi That Abused Kids Captured In Asia.

May 24, 2007 at 11:32 PM
Oneida NY - A fugitive from Schenectady County has been captured overseas in Asia. 60 year old Alan Horowitz, a convicted predator and parole jumper, was arrested on Tuesday in India after an 11 month manhunt. Horowitz who calls him self a Rabbi and Psychiatrist was convicted of abusing a number of children under the age of 17. He was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison before he fled the...

New York, NY – Saks Fifth Ave. To Get Shoe Store So Big It Has Own ZIP code

May 24, 2007 at 11:21 PM
New York, Ny - New York's famed Saks Fifth Avenue department store plans to open a shoe department so big it has been granted its own ZIP code, 10022-SHOE, the company said on Thursday. Saks said it plans to nearly double the number of shoes for sale and take over the entire eighth floor of its flagship store in Manhattan. The expanded department will open in September under the name...

Monsey, NY – Man Admits Robbing Kosher Supermarket

May 24, 2007 at 10:59 PM
Monsey, NY - A 21-year-old Spring Valley man pleaded guilty this morning to helping rob a Monsey kosher supermarket and beating up the manager.Junior Marseille of 69 Gerow Ave. pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery of the Monsey Glatt on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23, at 11:35 p.m. Marseille admitted in County Court in New City that he and three others robbed the store and injured the manager. Marseille...

Goshen, NY – Orange County To Create Alert Network For Sewer Smells

May 24, 2007 at 10:16 PM
Goshen, NY - Under a new county policy, officials in each municipality that uses the Orange County sewage treatment plant in Harriman will be alerted whenever there is a complaint about sewer odors. The county is sending letters to the municipalities this week, informing them of the new “community alert protocol” and asking which officials should be contacted. The initiative follows years of...

Saddle River NJ – 60 Year Old Couple Give Birth To Twins.

May 24, 2007 at 10:10 PM
Saddle River, NJ - A 6-year-old boy whose 60-year-old mom gave birth to twins is thrilled to now have baby brothers to go along with his much-older siblings, a family friend said yesterday. The boy, Ari Birnbaum, "knows what's going on. He saw the babies yesterday," said the friend. "He's real excited. He's such a proud big brother." Ari's mom, Frieda, delivered the twin boys on Tuesday. In...

Berlin, Germany – Israeli Plane Makes Emergency Landing

May 24, 2007 at 10:09 PM
Berlin, Germany - An Israeli plane with 163 passengers made an emergency landing at a Berlin airport, but federal authorities ruled out the possibility it was an attack.Smoke was detected in the cabin of Israir flight 251 during landing at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport on Tuesday night Rosemarie Meichsner said, adding that the pilot had radioed for emergency assistance. Germany's Federal...

New York, NY – Duane Reade Drug Stores Opens Doctors Clinics Inside Stores.

May 24, 2007 at 10:03 PM
New York, NY - Duane Reade peddles everything from potato chips to shampoo, and now the giant drug store's customers can even get medical treatment in Manhattan. Doctors have set up clinics inside the ubiquitous pharmacy chain at three city locations, offering quick health care to harried New Yorkers. While pharmacies around the nation have experimented with offering nurse services, Duane...

Round Rock, TX – Dell Computers To Start Selling In Wal-Mart.

May 24, 2007 at 09:50 PM
Round Rock, TX - In a departure from the direct-to-consumer business model it was founded on, Dell Inc. plans to sell computers at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer. A Dell spokesman said Thursday the computer maker will begin selling two models from its Dimension desktop computer line in about 3,000 Wal-Marts beginning June 10. Dell spokesman Dwayne Cox said the Wal-Mart...

Borough Park, Brooklyn NY – Couple’s War Of The Noses.

May 24, 2007 at 09:44 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn NY - A Brooklyn couple living in a divided house under judge's orders is back in court - with plumbing problems. Chana Taub, 57, told a judge Tuesday that her husband was allowing a stopped-up toilet in his half of their home to stink up the rest of it. The alleged violation of the order of protection is proof that husband Simon Taub, 58, doesn't actually live in his...

New Jersey – New Jersey Has the Lowest Gas Prices In The Country.

May 24, 2007 at 09:29 PM
New Jersey - Yes, gas prices are high. But as the Memorial Day weekend approaches, New Jersey drivers can take comfort in the fact that they’re paying less than anyone else in the country to fill their tanks. And, due to state law, they don’t even have to get out of their cars to do it. At an average $2.95 for a gallon of regular, New Jersey was the only state in the country on Thursday...

Trenton, NJ – Gov. Corzine Message To Drivers.

May 24, 2007 at 09:25 PM
Trenton, NJ - I’m New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, and I should be dead.” So begins Corzine’s public service announcement promoting seat belt use, which was released Thursday. Corzine worked with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on the message, which was released to coincide with Memorial Day weekend travel. He then advises, “I have to live with my mistake. You don’t...

Washington – FDA Stops Imports of Chinese Toothpaste.

May 24, 2007 at 09:13 PM
Washington - The government is stopping all imports of Chinese toothpaste to test for a deadly chemical reportedly found in tubes sold elsewhere in the world. The Food and Drug Administration is testing the Chinese toothpaste for diethylene glycol, a chemical commonly used in antifreeze and brake fluid, spokesman Doug Arbesfeld said Thursday. The imports will be released only if they test...

Lyon, France – Court Convicts Man for Attacks on Arabs, Jewish Cemetery

May 24, 2007 at 03:29 AM
Lyon, France - A French court handed down a 20-year prison sentence to a man who confessed to having attacked two French nationals of North African origin with an ax and to vandalizing a Jewish cemetery. Michael Tronchon turned himself in to Paris police. He admitted to the two ax attacks on a man in Villeurbanne, a suburb of the eastern city of Lyon, and another in Paris eight days later. The...

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