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Brooklyn, NY – Bloomberg To Visit Crown Heights Today At The 71st Pct. Annual Community Parade

June 1, 2008 at 09:25 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Mayor Mike Bloomberg has finally decided to visit Crown Heights. He has not had to visit, or promised to do so, in the past, but the situation (or at least the photo ops with community activists) warranted it. At 12:00 p.m. today, Bloomberg will be arriving in Crown Heights, accompanied by NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, administration officials and a phalanx of local media. The...

New York City – Scientists: Kids Born To Older Fathers More Likely To Die Young

June 1, 2008 at 09:10 AM
New York City - A mass study found that deaths of children fathered by over-45s occurred at almost twice the rate of those fathered by men aged between 25 and 30. Scientists believe that children of older fathers are more likely to suffer particular congenital defects as well as autism, schizophrenia and epilepsy. The study was the first of its kind of such magnitude in the West, and...

Nashville, TN – Judge Sets Restrictions for Prayers in School

June 1, 2008 at 08:51 AM
Nashville, TN - Parents can continue to gather to pray at a public elementary school as long as they are held to the same standards as any other group meeting at the school, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Echols made the ruling after parents claimed the Wilson County school system east of Nashville was promoting Christianity by allowing a group of parents to pray and pass...

New York City – NY Daily News: Shame On Judge Noach Dear, Gambles With Life By Setting Free Teen With Gun

June 1, 2008 at 08:43 AM
New York City - Too many teenagers in New York City have too many guns. Judges must start locking them up. Last week's Wild West shooting in Harlem brought to light terrifying facts about the prevalence of firearms among the young - while revealing that judges have been dangerously lenient with gun-toting kids. According to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...

River Forest, IL – Girl Loses National Spelling Bee, For Misspelling ‘Sheitel’

June 1, 2008 at 08:32 AM
River Forest, IL - Twelve-year-old Rose Sloan of River Forest was excited she made it to the finals of the 81st annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. The eighth-grader at Roosevelt Middle School correctly spelled "miliary'' (which means to have the appearance of millet seeds) to make it to the finals. But her dreams of a spelling bee championship were dashed Friday night when she...

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