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Brooklyn, NY – Man Caught in Riptide, in Cardiac Arrest

August 1, 2008 at 07:05 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Early this morning an elderly man was pulled out from the water by a civilian that found him floating facedown in the water near the boardwalk at Brighton 6th Street. The 79th-yearu-old man was in cardiac arrest and was transported by EMS while CPR was in progress, but later at the hospital the Yakov Ladizhensky was pronounced death secondary to drowning after he suffered a heart...

Brooklyn, NY – Man Found Dead Under Suspicious Circumstamces

August 1, 2008 at 06:01 PM
Brooklyn, NY - NYPD on the scene at East 28th Street and Kings Highway for a 58-year-old man who was found death in his apartment by the super of the building. The Medical Examiner's office was requested, Misaskim is on the scene packaging the body for shmira over Shabbos and to handle the situation with the ME on Sunday morning...

Albany – New York Attorney General: Citibank Commited Fraud

August 1, 2008 at 03:22 PM
Albany - New York state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Friday that his office intends to file charges against Citigroup for the alleged fraudulent marketing and sale of troubled auction-rate securities to everyday investors. Cuomo outlined his intentions in a letter to Citigroup's general counsel dated Friday, saying that charges were imminent. In the letter, the New York Attorney...

Postville, IA – NY Times Editorial: Agriprocessors Raid A Fraudulent Exercise, And National Disgrace For Immigrants.

August 1, 2008 at 02:06 PM
Postville, IA - A slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, develops an ugly reputation for abusing animals and workers. Reports of dirty, dangerous conditions at the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant accumulate for years, told by workers, union organizers, immigrant advocates and government investigators. A videotape by an animal-rights group shows workers pulling the windpipes out of living...

Queens, NY – Airbus Superjumbo to Land at JFK

August 1, 2008 at 01:57 PM
Queens, NY - Airbus' A380 superjumbo is set to touch down at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport today, marking the first commercial arrival of the giant, double-decker passenger plane on U.S. soil. The Emirates aircraft, carrying 489 passengers, took off from Dubai earlier in the day, and is scheduled to arrive at 2.45 p.m. EDT after a 14-hour flight. The Gulf-based carrier...

Israel – Minister’s Granddaughter Attacked by Elephant after Sneaking Into Ramat Gan Zoo

August 1, 2008 at 01:49 PM
Israel - A 17-year-old girl who snuck into the Ramat Gan safari early Friday was moderately to seriously injured after she was attacked by an elephant. The victim is the granddaughter of a cabinet minister, though a gag order has been placed on the identity of the minister. The teenager and her boyfriend, 20, both from Petah Tikva, snuck into the safari at around 5:30 A.M. They apparently...

Tampe AZ – US Air: No More Free Anything, Water, Soda Pay For It

August 1, 2008 at 12:09 PM
Tampe AZ - Charging for checked luggage and legroom isn’t enough for some carriers — starting today, coach passengers flying aboard US Airways Inc. must pay for a drink of water. This morning, US Airways began charging fliers $2 for bottled water and sodas and $1 for teas and coffees. First class members, trans-Atlantic passengers and a select group of others are exempt from the extra...

New York – Holocaust Survivors Asked To Sign Up For German Reparations

August 1, 2008 at 12:02 PM
New York - Irene Greenwald was only 14 when she spent a harrowing month at Munkacs ghetto in Hungary during the Holocaust caring for children, before she was shipped to Auschwitz. "Mothers came with five or six children; you help out with the kids," she recalled. "I was a kid myself." Now, 64 years later, Greenwald, 78, has applied for compensation for the work she did all those years...

Kiryas Joel, NY – Synagogue Evacuated Due to Smoke

August 1, 2008 at 11:50 AM
Kiryas Joel, NY - KJ Fire Department are on the scene at the syanagogue at 16 Garfield Road for heavy smoke from a transformer fire, fire is out at this time but synagogue is being evacuated due to the smoke condition. ...

Jerusalem – 27 Rabbis Sign Ban And Call For Event To Boycott Arab Labor

August 1, 2008 at 11:49 AM
Jerusalem - Marking one month since the first bulldozer terror attack, in which three Jews were murdered by an Arab construction worker, rabbis and public figures will call for "Only Jewish Labor" in a memorial ceremony and rally at the site. The event, probably the largest one of its kind, will be held Sunday evening at 7:30 PM, on Jaffa Rd. in Jerusalem, in the area in which the attack...

Brooklyn, NY – Hikind To Continue Raising Abuse Issue On His Radio Show This ‘Motzi Shabbos’

August 1, 2008 at 11:09 AM
Brooklyn, NY - As reported by VIN News earlier this week, New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind is continuing his focus on the issue of sexual abuse and molestation. His newest expression of commitment to solutions will come in the form of a second interview with abuse professionals on his radio show. The first radio-show interview, as reported, triggered a massive community response...

Williamsburg, NY – Former Mayor Ed Koch: Don’t Vote For Powell He Is A Woman Beater

August 1, 2008 at 11:03 AM
Williamsburg, NY - Former Mayor Ed Koch, who is endorsing Rep. Ed Towns today, told me he decided to stick with the veteran Brooklyn congressman in part because the two have known one another for more than three decades and also because he believes Towns is a "fine person, a man of character." When I brought up the fact that he has called for a reform movement in the New York Democratic Party...

New York – The Jewish Week Defends Its Continues Attack On ‘Haredim’

August 1, 2008 at 10:43 AM
New York- ‘Please stop writing out against us,” read the e-mail message I received recently from someone who identified himself as Chaim, a local haredi man, pleading with me not to be “the lackey for people who have no idea what Torah is. Please.” I responded to his e-mail with one of my own, and before I knew it we were back and forth in an exchange I’ve found both fascinating and...

Bentonville, AR – Biggest Retailer In U.S. Hints To All Employess To Vote Republican

August 1, 2008 at 09:35 AM
Bentonville, AR - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is mobilizing U.S. store managers to lobby against Democrats in November's presidential election, fearing they will make it easier for workers to unionize, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. In recent weeks, thousands of Wal-Mart managers and department heads have been summoned to mandatory meetings at which the retailer stresses the downside for...

Lima, Peru – Israeli Killed in Road Accident in Peru

August 1, 2008 at 09:08 AM
Lima, Peru - Seven people, including a 23-year-old Israeli hiker Assaf Hakim from the city of Ma'aleh Adumim, were killed Thursday in a head-on collision between two buses in Peru. The Israeli Embassy informed Hakim's parents of their sons' death. His body is expected to be transferred from the Ika region to the capital of Lima and will arrive to Israel on a plane scheduled to land in Tel...

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