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New York, NY – Court Rules City Can Ban Cell Phones In Schools

May 7, 2007 at 11:51 PM
New York, NY - The city has a right to ban cell phones from public schools, a court ruled, reinforcing a policy that has angered parents.When the city began random security checks and confiscated hundreds of cell phones, it prompted protests over the no-phone policy. Parents who wanted their children to be able to take phones to schools had sued to strike down the ban. They said it was safer for...

San Francisco, CA – Tight Security for Elie Wiesel’s Visit

May 7, 2007 at 09:14 PM
San Francisco, CA - Security will be tight when Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel returns to San Francisco on Wednesday to accept a lifetime achievement award from the Koret Foundation. Wiesel, 78, was attacked the last time he was in San Francisco attending a peace forum at the Argent Hotel on Feb. 1, as was reported here on Vos Iz Neias. Police have arrested Eric Hunt of New...

Mount Kisco, NY – Is Mt. Kisco Police Involved In Homicide?

May 7, 2007 at 07:53 PM
Originally Posted 5/07/07 Mount Kisco, NY - Town of Beford detectives impounded two Mount Kisco police cars after learning that village officers had responded to a 911 call from a homeless Guatemalan immigrant shortly before he was found on the side of a road. It is unknown whether town police think Rene Perez was in one of those cars the night he was fatally injured. But authorities are...

Washington – Sec. Of State Cancles Trip To Israel Amid Poltical Turmoil.

May 7, 2007 at 07:34 PM
Washington, DC – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has decided to cancel her planned trip to Israel in light of the political crisis in the country following the publication of the Winograd report, State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack said Monday. Rice was scheduled to visit Israel immediately after her trip to Moscow next week. "Yeah, I'd say it's a change in plans," McCormack said...

Washington – Chemicals Used in Microwave Popcorn Is A Serious Health Hazard.

May 7, 2007 at 06:29 PM
Consumer Alert. Washington - Irma Ortiz is among a group of California food-flavoring workers recently diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans, a rare and life-threatening form of fixed obstructive lung disease. Also known as popcorn workers lung, because it has turned up in workers at microwave-popcorn factories, the disease destroys the lungs. A transplant is the only cure. Even less is known...

Rockland County, Sloatsburg, NY +Shots Fired Inside Court House+

May 7, 2007 at 06:19 PM
Rockland County, Sloatsburg, NY +Shots Fired Inside Court House+ Ramapo PD, Suffern PD, Mahwah PD and Tuxedo PD are all at the Village of Sloatsburg Court House on Route 17 for a perp that started shooting inside the court house, the perp was in the courtroom for a civil natter. Sloatsburg EMS BLS and ALS are transporting the perp to Good Sam Hospital, after police returned fire at him, perp is...

Israel – Archaeological Find King Herod’s Tomb

May 7, 2007 at 05:41 PM
Israel - An Israeli university announced on Monday the discovery of the grave and tomb of Herod the Great (הוֹרְדוֹס In Hebrew), the Roman empire’s “king of the Jews” in ancient Judea. Hebrew University of Jerusalem said in a brief statement the discovery was made at Herodium, where Herod’s hilltop fortress palace once stood some 12 km (7 miles) from the holy city where he had...

New York, NY – Bronfman Resigns As WJC Head

May 7, 2007 at 04:03 PM
New York, NY - World Jewish Congress President Edgar Bronfman has resigned. His resignation came at a steering committee meeting of the organization he has led for nearly 30 years. The resignation caps weeks of turmoil within the organization after the firing of Israel Singer, a longtime senior official. WJC affiliates in Europe, Latin America and Israel had expressed dismay over the way he was...

New York, NY – Meet the Mogul Lev Leviev.

May 7, 2007 at 03:14 PM
New York, NY - The The New Yorke Magzaine writes an article on Lev Leviev. The Putin pal who just bought the old New York Times Building. Lev Leviev’s $525 million purchase last week of the Times Building on West 43rd Street represents a coming-out party for the Soviet-born, Israel-based Lubavitcher diamond merchant. He now owns huge swaths of Brooklyn and a growing number of Manhattan...

New York, NY – Why Segway Scooters Cant Solve Congestion Issues?

May 7, 2007 at 02:48 PM
New York, NY - If your thinking of using a segway to solve the issue of congestion fee heading into Manhattan think again. Jonathan Gleich of Brooklyn says he learned that the hard way when his electric-powered, emission-free Segway scooter got slapped with a $90 ticket. "New York City wants to be green, but to me they're being mean," he said. He has been commuting on his Segway for more than...

Monroe, NY – Living In Two Worlds: Mother, Wife, Lawyer, and Hasidic Jew

May 7, 2007 at 01:48 PM
Originally Posted 5/6/07 @2:58 AM Monroe, NY - When Rachel Freier opened her office above a deli on Route 17M two years ago, she was no ordinary law school graduate hanging her shingle while studying for the bar exam.She was a 40-year-old mother of six and a Hasidic Jew. Her budding career was unique: Few people in her intensely religious culture go into law. Too many inducements to assimilate...

Israel – Major Archaeological Find from Second Temple Era

May 7, 2007 at 01:23 PM
Israel - A major archaeological discovery has revealed evidence that solves a 2000-year-old mystery from the Second Temple (2nd Beis Hamikdash) period, according to officials from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.Details of the find are being withheld until a press conference Tuesday morning at the Mount Scopus campus. [INN...

Greensburg, KS – Survivor Found After 2 Days In Rubble Of Kansas Town Destroyed By Tornado.

May 7, 2007 at 12:39 PM
Greensburg, KS - Searchers found a person alive in the rubble that was once Greensburg two days after a powerful tornado largely obliterated the town, officials said Monday as residents began the grim return to their destroyed homes. The person was found late Sunday, providing hope for other discoveries, said Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman Ron Knoefel. Knoefel did not provide other details...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY – Couple Sentenced For Medicaid Fraud

May 7, 2007 at 11:50 AM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY - A couple was sentenced in Brooklyn Criminal Court after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud.Judge William Garnett ordered that they pay full restitution of the stolen funds. In addition, each of them must pay a $1,000 fine and perform 150 hours of community service. Mennashe and his wife Chana, both 34, were arrested in Brooklyn and charged with welfare fraud and grand...

New York, NY – MTA Chairman Resigns

May 7, 2007 at 11:02 AM
New York, NY - The chairman of the board of the MTA Peter Kalikow has announced that he is resigning the post. He made the announcement at 101 Park Avenue, a building that the Kalikow family owns. Kalikow, a real-estate developer and Pataki appointee, promised to resign after the groundbreaking for the Second Avenue Subway. Kalikow will continue as chairman until Gov. Spitzer names a...

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