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Blacksburg, VA – Bomb Warning Found Before VA Tech Shooting.

May 6, 2007 at 01:27 PM
Blacksburg, VA - Minutes before Seung-Hui Cho's rampage inside Virginia Tech's Norris Hall, a note found on a second-floor stairwell door warned, "Bomb will go off if you open the door," a school employee said Saturday. Virginia State Police confirmed a threatening note was found in the room where janitor Pamela Tickle says she left it after the shooting, but they have not linked it to Cho. ...

New York, NY – A new Revolutionary Technology To Stop High Speed Police Chases.

May 6, 2007 at 01:23 PM
New York, NY - A new technology could turn Suffolk police cruisers into something like Batmobiles and put an end to high-speed pursuits. Suffolk police are considering modifying their patrol cars to let officers shoot a sticky homing device -- equipped with global positioning system technology -- that latches onto a suspect's fleeing vehicle. Once the vehicle is tagged, officers can break off...

Saratov, Russia – Firebomb Attempt at Synagogue

May 6, 2007 at 01:11 PM
Saratov, Russia - A homemade explosive device went off near a synagogue in Saratov, a city in the Volga River Valley between Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Security was able to quickly extinguish the fire, which caused minor damage to the building. "The community is in shock," Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, Moscow's chief rabbi and a leader of KEROOR, an Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization...

West Point, NY – VP Cheney To Speak at West Point.

May 6, 2007 at 12:32 PM
West Point, NY - Vice President Dick Cheney will be the guest speaker during the commencement ceremony for the U.S. Military Academy's class of 2007. The ceremony will be held at West Point on May 26. The ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. at Michie Stadium. The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Tickets may be obtained at Gates 1, 3 and 6 of Michie Stadium between 7...

New York, NY – Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village Rumord To Be Demolished.

May 6, 2007 at 12:09 PM
New York, NY - Stuyvesant Town - A Stuyvesant Town resident says that the complex's new owner, Tishman Speyer, is considering demolishing its 8,757 apartments in order to build luxury condos on the East Side site. The highly speculative rumor is circulating as the landlord continues to dramatically hikes rents on the property's market-rate units. Tishman Speyer purchased Stuy Town and Peter...

Washington – School Bus Emissions Need State, US Attention.

May 6, 2007 at 11:52 AM
Washington - Day in and day out, children across the United States are riding to school on aging buses, breathing what some activists say is a dangerous brew of pollutants up to five times dirtier than the air outside. It is a situation Congress and many states have sought to fix in recent years. In fact, in 2005 federal lawmakers passed a measure to replace or retrofit the dirtiest diesel...

Brooklyn, NY – Councilman Simcha Felder’s Mom Calling The Shots at City Hall?

May 6, 2007 at 11:30 AM
Brooklyn, NY - So let me get this straight: Councilman Simcha Felder’s mom is calling the shots at City Hall? It certainly appears that way after the Borough Park Democrat unveiled a bill to prevent legitimate businesses like this newspaper from informing the public — a bill he wrote after his mother got a ticket for having an unclean front yard. Mamaleh got the ticket because a gust of...

Kiryas Joel, Monroe, NY +Brush Fire+

May 6, 2007 at 10:58 AM
Orange County, Kiryas Joel, Monroe, NY +Brush Fire+ KJ Fire Department on the scene for a large fast moving brush fire at Merditchev Drive and Raywood Drive, M/A Monroe with Engine and Brush truck to the scene...

New York, NY – Rabbi Joins Staff Of City Comptroller William Thompson.

May 6, 2007 at 10:44 AM
New York, NY - Rabbi Adam Mintz, former leader of the Lincoln Square Synagogue on the Upper West Side, has joined the staff of city Comptroller William Thompson, sources say. The rabbi, a past president of the New York Board of Rabbis who formed a breakaway West Side congregation called Kehilat Rayim Ahuvim, is working on the comptroller’s Jewish ties at a time when Thompson is planning a...

Washington – Another Serious Problam From China, Poisoned Medicine.

May 6, 2007 at 10:33 AM
Washington - The syrupy poison, diethylene glycol, is an indispensable part of the modern world, an industrial solvent and prime ingredient in some antifreeze. It is also a killer. And the deaths, if not intentional, are often no accident. Over the years, the poison has been loaded into all varieties of medicine — cough syrup, fever medication, injectable drugs — a result of...

Brooklyn, NY – Kings County Hospital A Disgrace.

May 6, 2007 at 10:29 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Kings County Hospital officers picked a fight with a paralyzed visitor, dumping him out of his wheelchair and screaming at him to get up as he lay helpless in his own urine, according to a federal lawsuit. Romel Marcus, 23, claims he was handcuffed to the wheelchair for more than an hour following the July 24, 2005, ordeal - causing infections, sores and fevers. "This is a case...

New York, NY – Outraged Over Con Ed’s Hike Propsal Assmblyman Introduces Bill.

May 6, 2007 at 10:21 AM
New York, NY - Outraged over Con Ed's demand for double-digit electricity hikes, a Queens pol will ask the state Assembly tomorrow to zap the utility's monopoly over power in New York City. "The bottom line is that Con Ed must fear they're going to lose their right to do business if they don't do a good job," said Assemblyman Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria). Con Ed - which on Friday asked the state...

Manhattan, NY – Child of Construction Worker Hurt in Fall at Ground Zero

May 6, 2007 at 09:40 AM
Manhattan, NY - The 10-year old son of a construction worker near Ground Zero, was hurt when he fell from a tower crane at the WTC site.Michael O'Brian a construction worker brought his son with out permission to the construction site at West Street and Vesey Street, where they are building the new headquarters of Goldman Sachs' in Battery Park City.O'Brian and his son climbed a...

Ramallah, West Bank – Palestinian Shoot Israeli Man

May 6, 2007 at 09:15 AM
Ramallah, West Bank - Palestinian militants shot and seriously injured an Israeli motorist who was driving west of the West Bank city of Ramallah. Israeli troops were searching for the perpetrators. The gunmen shot from a car as it passed the Israeli vehicle. The Israeli, a guard who lives in a nearby settlement, was injured in the head and leg but succeeded in driving to the settlement of Naalin...

Meron, Israel – 300 Thousand Worshippers Expected To Go To Mt. Meron For Lag Ba’omer Celebration

May 6, 2007 at 02:32 AM
Meron, Israel - The traditional Lag Ba'omer bonfire was lit Motzei Shabbos in celebration of the memory of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai at his tomb site at Mt. Meron. By now thousands of worshippers arrived at the tomb, and police estimated they would reach up to a few hundred thousand visitors. The large number of people came despite calls from several haredi leaders urging the public not to...

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