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Crowsnest Pass, Alberta – Canadian Man Survives 96 Hours Trapped Under his ATV

January 23, 2008 at 10:00 PM
Crowsnest Pass, Alberta - A paramedic who's used to saving the lives of others found himself having to eat rotting beaver meat and fend off snarling animals to ensure his own survival while trapped for 96 hours underneath his ATV. Ken Hildebrand of Fort McMurray was riding his all-terrain vehicle as he collected animal traps, when the ATV rolled over after hitting a rock and trapped him...

United Kingdom – British PM: I Support A Holocaust Memorial Day

January 23, 2008 at 08:45 PM
United Kingdom - The British prime minister met with a Holocaust survivor to pledge his support for Holocaust Memorial Day. Zigi Shipper presented Prime Minister Gordon Brown with a handwritten letter emphasizing the importance of Holocaust education. During the meeting, the Prime Minister signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment, which offers a united pledge to remember the...

New York, NY – George Soros: The Worst Market Crisis in 60 Years

January 23, 2008 at 07:32 PM
New York, NY - The current financial crisis was precipitated by a bubble in the US housing market. In some ways it resembles other crises that have occurred since the end of the second world war at intervals ranging from four to 10 years. However, there is a profound difference: the current crisis marks the end of an era of credit expansion based on the dollar as the international reserve...

Israel – Men-Only Driving Lessons by Haredi Leadership

January 23, 2008 at 06:07 PM
Israel - Haredi spiritual leadership, concerned that the Transportation Ministry's coed classrooms for teaching mandatory drivers' lessons might lead to lascivious behavior, opened their own alternative, men-only classrooms. The Council for the Purity of the Camp, an organization representing a wide range of Hassidic courts and haredi Lithuanian Jewry, which receives spiritual guidance...

Chicago, IL – Obama Urges UN To Stand Strong Against Rocket Attacks On Israel

January 23, 2008 at 04:29 PM
Chicago, IL - Barack Obama wants a U.N. Security Council resolution on the Gaza Strip to mention rocket attacks on Israel. The Democratic presidential candidate in a letter sent Tuesday to Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, urged the United States not to allow the resolution to pass unless it notes the rocket salvos. The Security Council is in emergency session this...

New York, NY – Stocks Roar in Late-Day Rally

January 23, 2008 at 04:02 PM
New York, NY - Blue chips rallied Wednesday afternoon, with the Dow bouncing back from a more than 300-point loss earlier in the session. The Dow Jones industrial added 298 points. closing at 12,270...

New York, NY – Dentist Billing Medicaid for 270 Fillings a Day

January 23, 2008 at 03:41 PM
New York, NY - Five city dentists should be investigated for bilking the Medicaid system, a disturbing audit to be released finds, their unusually high claims and reimbursements."These dentists took advantage of the weaknesses in the system and must be held accountable for their actions," said state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.Among the findings was a dentist who claimed to have...

Brooklyn, NY – Boro Park Residents Outraged by Distribution of Indecent Fliers

January 23, 2008 at 01:56 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A group of Boro Park Askanim have contacted VIN News with the following request. There is a company which distributes weekly fliers and small ad papers from various different stores - and all come wrapped in a white, plastic bag. The fliers have many indecent photos which are offensive to the local residents, and they should have the right to request to not have them thrown onto...

Bakersfield, CA – Nazi Flag at California School Probed as Trespassing Violation

January 23, 2008 at 01:56 PM
Bakersfield, CA - Police are today investigated a Nazi swastika flag found flying at a high school.Officers responded to a call about the flag spotted at West High School, and took the flag down from the lighted pole. Many students interviewed said they found the incident and its timing upsetting in light of the observation of King's quest for civil rights. Several students also said they...

Queens, NY – Man Who Rushed to Save Neighbor from Burning House to be Honored

January 23, 2008 at 11:37 AM
Queens, NY - A 21-year-old Kew Gardens Hills man who rushed into a burning neighbor's home and helped an elderly man escape will be honored by Community Board 8. Ross Herskovits of 73rd Terrace raced next-door into the semiattached home of 84-year-old Gilbert Soloman and carried the disabled man from his second-floor bedroom to safety. "I got on my hands and knees and crawled up the...

Brooklyn, NY – Spinal Device Axiom Worldwide Suit For False and Misleading Ads.

January 23, 2008 at 10:36 AM
Brooklyn, NY - A Brooklyn teacher was disabled for life by a chiropractic treatment, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court. Now it's impossible for her to walk a city block even with a cane, she said. She has to use a scooter to get around. "I waddle when I walk. I go into heavy muscle spasms if my legs get tired," Feinman said. She also has lost the ability to...

San Bernardino, CA – Rabbi Authors Book On Cancer Experiences.

January 23, 2008 at 09:49 AM
San Bernardino, CA - When Rabbi Douglas Kohn was treated for cancer several years ago, he found few resources in the Jewish domain for living with the disease. "I imagined a book written by rabbis who had had cancer or were dealing with cancer," said Kohn. His imagination led to the December publication of "Life, Faith and Cancer: Jewish Journeys through Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery."...

New York, NY – Leviev Boasts A Contribution That Never Existed

January 23, 2008 at 09:07 AM
New York, NY - Lev Leviev, known for his wealth and philanthropy, volunteered misleading information regarding the destination of his charitable donations. On December 28th, 2007, Lifestyles Magazine conducted an interview with the philanthropist Leviev. During the interview, several organizations were mentioned as recipients of donations from Leviev, among them Oxfam-US. The donation to Oxfam...

Lakewood, NJ – Baby’s Death by Window Blinds, Accident

January 23, 2008 at 09:05 AM
Lakewood, NJ - Police say there is nothing suspicious surrounding the death of a 13-month-old girl who apparently was strangled to death Sunday by a window blind cord, as was reported first here on Vos Iz Neias. Police officers were dispatched to the home of the Helberg family on Kelm Woods Avenue, said Lt. Joseph Isnardi. When officers arrived, the baby, whose first name was not released, had...

New York, NY – Wall Street Set For Another Beating.

January 23, 2008 at 09:00 AM
New York, NY - Wall Street looked set to take another beating Wednesday, as investors reacted to disappointing outlooks from Apple and Motorola and remained haunted by recession fears. At 9:00 a.m. ET, S&P futures were sharply lower, suggesting steep losses at the start of trading to open the Dow down more then 200 points...

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