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New York, NY – US Stocks Tumble on Economic Fears

January 11, 2008 at 04:05 PM
New York, NY - U.S. stocks fell as lower-than- estimated profit forecasts at American Express Co. and Tiffany & Co. heightened concern the economy is shrinking, and continued problems in the credit-card industry that spilled over into the broader markets renewed fears of a recession and sent stocks closing sharply lower Friday, despite hopes for an interest rate cut. The Dow Jones Industrial...

Chicago, IL – 57 Tombstones Spray-Painted at Jewish Cemetery

January 11, 2008 at 02:45 PM
Chicago, IL - 57 headstones were defaced, spray-painted with swastikas anti-Semitic vandalism at the Westlawn Jewish cemetery, also some other symbols commonly associated with neo-Nazi hate groups. "We decry this senseless and disturbing act of anti-Semitism, which affects the entire Jewish community," said Lonnie Nasatir, ADL Chicago Regional Director.  "We applaud the...

New York – Orange County Home Sales Lowest Level in Decade

January 11, 2008 at 02:19 PM
New York - Orange County single-family home sales fell last year to the lowest level in a decade, according to data released today. Sales dropped to the lowest level since 2001 in Sullivan County, and 2002 in Ulster, according to the counties' boards of Realtors, reflecting the deepening slump in the housing market. The median sale price in each county rose slightly in each county...

Las Vegas, NV – CNN Reporter: Most Striking At CES Show, Is The Minyan By Jews.

January 11, 2008 at 01:54 PM
Las Vegas, NV- Making your way around the convention center floor here in Las Vegas, one would think that the most striking thing would be the brightest and the loudest... the shiniest and the slickest. And true, there is plenty of eye-candy here at CES. Arriving late in the game, I took the opportunity today to stroll the floor in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Why limit...

Israel – Isreali Teacher Indicted For Molesting 29 Kids.

January 11, 2008 at 01:38 PM
Israel - an Israeli court indicted today a charidi teacher Mr. Itzchak Boroviski who worked in a kindergarten, and also as a substitute teacher, and molested more then 29kids. details of the indictment will be posted later. [VIN News...

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Judge: Chabad Synagogue Can Return to Storefront

January 11, 2008 at 01:05 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL - A federal judge ruled today that an Orthodox synagogue forced out in 2006 must be allowed to operate in Cooper City shopping areas. Chabad of Nova, an outreach center now operating in Davie, filed the federal suit last year, saying the city's zoning laws were a form of religious discrimination. But the city has said it has worked hard to accommodate the chabad...

New Brunswick, NJ – Cops: Vandalism of 499 Tombstons in Jewish Cemetery Wasn’t Bias Crime

January 11, 2008 at 12:50 PM
New Brunswick, NJ - Announcing the arrest of four juveniles in a devastating attack on a Jewish cemetery, investigators said the evidence points to an act of vandalism rather than a bias crime. "The facts as presently known do not indicate that the damage caused was an attempt to intimidate, target, or harm the Jewish community," said Middlesex County prosecutor Bruce Kaplan and New...

Paterson, NJ +Reverse 911 System is Alerting Residents of Hazmat Incident+

January 11, 2008 at 11:34 AM
Paterson, NJ - Emergency management authorities are warning residents and ordered a 5 mile shelter in place in Paterson and nearby Clifton about a possible hazmat incident ongoing now at a Paterson recycling firm.Authorities are using the reverse 911 telephone system to alert residents of a possible problem at the Gaeta Recycling facility on West Railway Avenue, near Knickerbocker Ave in...

New York, NY – NY Post Gossip Reporter Fabricates Anti-Semitic Story.

January 11, 2008 at 11:02 AM
New York, NY - A couple of days ago the NY Post gossip page had a story [VIN News did not cover the story] that claimed that staffers at the Hotel Gansevoort’s in manhattan taunted a Spa participating jew wearing a yarmulke, eventually booting him and his friend from the club and spitting in the friend’s face. According to NY Magazine The Gansevoort hotel has now issued a statement telling...

Warsaw, Poland – Historian Shocks Poland with Charges of Ethnic Cleansing

January 11, 2008 at 10:22 AM
Warsaw, Poland - Accusing Poland of having forced out Jews who survived the Holocaust, United States-based historian Jan Gross sparked a backlash ahead of the Friday launch of the Polish edition of his book. "Until now, no one has ever written like Gross ... about the attitude of Poles towards the Jews," said historian Pawel Machcewicz, a fierce critic of the Polish-born Jewish...

New York – Doctor Claims Simple Spit Test Reveals If You Have Breast Cancer.

January 11, 2008 at 09:52 AM
Health Alert. New York - Imagine if a trip to the dentist yielded more than just the usual information. A new test could reveal if you have breast cancer. The answer, experts say, could lie in spit. Dr. Charles Streckfus of the U.T. Dental Branch at Houston has spent the last 10 years of his life collecting thousands of spit samples from breast cancer patients. And he’s made a...

Pittsburgh, PA – Ex-Employee of Bank Loses Religious Bias Suit

January 11, 2008 at 09:27 AM
Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Bank disciplined an employee because his actions were offensive, not because of his religion, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Terry McVerry said the bank's reasoning was credible when it denied Avraham Schwartzberg, 58, of Squirrel Hill, a merit raise after he wrote negative e-mails about some employees and then terminated him when he was found...

Brooklyn, NY – The Spinka Money Trail, And The Informant Who Brought Them Down.

January 11, 2008 at 09:23 AM
Brooklyn, NY - The first snow flutters hesitantly in Brooklyn. Men wearing fur streimel hats and women wearing sheitls walk briskly past the corner of 15th Avenue and 58th Street in Boro Park as if nothing extraordinary has happened here. And why not? The kosher shops of this self-contained ultra-Orthodox neighborhood -- practically a city onto itself -- are still a few blocks down, and here on...

Germany – Jewish group protests sale of pro-smoking T-shirt bearing Star of David

January 11, 2008 at 09:10 AM
Germany - A T-shirt using a yellow Star of David to liken the treatment of smokers in Germany to that of Jews during Nazi rule has angered German Jews. A month before several German states introduced sweeping bans on smoking in restaurants and bars on Jan. 1, an events planner, DMP, started offering the T-shirt for sale on its Web site. This is an absolute abuse of the Jewish genocide, the...

New York, NY – Calls Grow for Bloomberg to Make Up His Mind.

January 11, 2008 at 09:06 AM
New York, NY - Nearly every day a tiny new development trickles out from the stealth presidential campaign of Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor of New York. Mr. Bloomberg’s dalliance with the idea of running for president has stretched on and on, with his enthusiastic approval despite the public denials. But even before actually entering the contest, Mr. Bloomberg may have already...

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