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Postville, Iowa – Rubashkin Consolidates Hechsher To OU & Rabbi Weissmandl, In A Marketing Move.

January 1, 2008 at 11:59 PM
Pinned News - January 1, 2008 Postville, Iowa - After yesterday's report on our site, about KAJ's denial of removing Rubashkin's hechsher, VIN News receieved the following press release from the Rubashkin company. Their spokeperson also told VIN over the phone that the annoucement will be released to all Jewish newspapers. "Agriprocessors, one of the world’s largest purveyors of glatt...

Miami, FL – Miami Police To Set Up Surveillance Cameras Throughout City.

January 1, 2008 at 11:01 PM
Miami, FL - The Miami Police Department will set up surveillance cameras throughout the streets of South Florida. According to Police, these cameras will be monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Multiple cameras are being set up and geared at cars and pointing at people. "The beauty of these cameras first and foremost, in the event God forbid there's a suspicious package, we'll be...

Canberra, Australia – US, Israeli Embassies Evacuated Over Powder Packages

January 1, 2008 at 09:47 PM
Canberra, Australia - Australian police launched a criminal investigation after the U.S., Israeli and British embassies were sent packages containing white powder, forcing evacuation of the Israeli and American missions. "We are treating all three as linked until we can prove otherwise, given they were received on the same day, and a crime scene has been declared," a police spokesman said. Tests...

Washington, DC – PA Disappointed That President Bush Won’t Visit Arafat’s Tomb

January 1, 2008 at 05:07 PM
Washington, DC - President George W. Bush, who is expected to visit the Palestinians, does not intend to lay a wreath at Yasser Arafat's tomb.President Bush would not stop by Arafat's newly-built tomb during his visit, a source said. "I'm not aware of any plan to lay a wreath at Arafat's tomb," the source said. "This issue was not raised during preparations for...

United Nations – UN Disgusting Resolution, Don’t Criticize Islam.

January 1, 2008 at 03:49 PM
United Nations - It didn’t attract much notice, but the General Assembly of the United Nations ended the year by passing a disgusting resolution protecting Islam from criticism of its human rights violations. Lots of non-Muslims voted for it – a sign that more and more corrupt Third World governments are identifying with the ideology of Islam, even if they don't accept its doctrines. The...

Bnei Brak, Israel – Police Requested when Infant Sustains Burns and Parents Refuse Treatment

January 1, 2008 at 03:41 PM
Bnei Brak, Israel - An infant sustained second-degree burns, while he was being bathed by his parents, who subsequently refused to allow a Magen David Adom emergency medical team to treat the 14-month old.The MDA Medics who were called to the scene were surrounded by residents of the religious town, who tried to prevent them from entering the apartment. Once they were inside, the parents refused...

Manhattan, NY +BB Tunnel Traffic Alert+

January 1, 2008 at 01:56 PM
Manhattan, NY +BB Tunnel Traffic Alert+ A motor vehicle accident inside the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Brooklyn bnound with aided inside the tunnel had the TBTA PD shut down the tube, Hatzolah responding to the scene...

London – Banker Boss Forced to Resign Over Tasteless Muslim Joke

January 1, 2008 at 01:06 PM
London - An executive at British credit provider Barclaycard has left the company after he made a joke to executives that was deemed offensive to Muslims. Marc Howells, 42, left his $400,000-a-year position at the credit card company after he made the offending quip while informing senior executives of the company's quarterly figures. "The results were like Muslims -- some were good...

Queens, NY – Large 3rd Alarm Fire Leaves Six Families Homeless

January 1, 2008 at 11:40 AM
Queens, NY - The Fire Department were on the scene early this morning fighting a large fire on the 4th, 5th, and 6th floors of the 7 story 75x200 apartment occupied building at 68-64 Yellowstone Blvd and 69th Avenue.The FDNY got the fire under control, and all their searches were negative and no one injured. But the building sustainedd heavy damages leaving six families without a roof over their...

New York, NY – New Law Allows City to Sell Liens from Water and Sewer Deadbeats

January 1, 2008 at 11:18 AM
New York, NY - Mayor Bloomberg has signed seven bills into law. One of the bills the mayor signed allows the Department of Finance to sell liens on homes whose owners don't pay their water and sewer tabs. Deadbeats owe about $550 million. The administration had aggressively pushed the City Council to pass the bill by threatening an 18 percent mid-year water-rate hike.The NY Post reports that...

Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+

January 1, 2008 at 11:17 AM
Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian that was struck on Ocean Parkway and Avenue "P" Hatzolah on the scene requesting Medics to respond on a rush for aided with serious injuries....

New York, NY – City Records Fewest Homicides in 44 Years

January 1, 2008 at 10:39 AM
New York, NY - New York City recorded fewer than 500 homicides in 2007, the lowest number in over four decades. A preliminary tally of recorded homicides was 494 as of midnight Monday, police said today. That number could change if a 2007 death is determined to be a homicide up until Jan. 15, said police spokesman Paul J. Browne.The homicide count is the lowest number since reliable...

Borough Park, Brooklyn NY – Shomrim Technology To Help Track Alzheimers And Others With Health Issues.

January 1, 2008 at 08:28 AM
ונשמרתם מאוד לנפשותכם Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY - The Boro Park Shomrim Patrol – the renknowned civilian volunteer patrol that works closely with the Police Department to protect the safety of community residents – has developed something of a specialty in searching for lost people – from small children who innocently wander away from their parents’ care, to such...

Rockland County, NY – Lawyer Argues Leniency For His Client, Due To Discrimination As A Child.

January 1, 2008 at 08:12 AM
Rockland County, NY -A former Goldman Sachs & Co. associate from Rockland County who was part of an international insider-trading ring should be sentenced to no more than 57 months in prison, his lawyer argues in court papers. In addition, the lawyer for Eugene Plotkin, 28, is asking the court to give Plotkin credit for the 10 months of home confinement and three months of prison time he served...

Israel – U.S. Universities Wants More Israeli Studnets.

January 1, 2008 at 08:01 AM
Israel - The US Embassy in Israel and the United States-Israel Educational Foundation (the Fulbright Foundation) have launched a campaign aimed at doubling the number of Israeli students attending colleges or universities in the US. US Ambassador to Israel Richard Jones said that the 3,500 Israelis currently studying in the US are popular with American institutions due to their notable...

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