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Georgia – Saakashvili Wins Election in Georgia

January 5, 2008 at 10:08 PM
Georgia - Mikheil Saakashvili has won Georgia's presidential election in the first round with 52.5% of the vote, according to early exit polls organized by Georgian TV companies. President Saakashvili is known to have very close relationships with the Jewish community, he is expressed many times in the open his appreciation for the local Jewish community and expressed hopes of maintaining warm...

Washington – Eight of the Nation’s Most-Frequently Delayed Flights Involve NY Area

January 5, 2008 at 09:43 PM
Washington - Of the nation's eight most-frequently delayed flights, all involved a New York City airport and half involved a flight flying under the Continental logo. Continental affiliate ExpressJet Flight 2979 was the most-frequently delayed flight in November, the latest month for which federal data is available.That all eight of the nation's most-frequently delayed flights involved a...

St. Louis MO – Kosher Meals Denied To Inmate With SS Tatoo

January 5, 2008 at 07:29 PM
St. Louis, MO - Prison inmate Norman Lee Toler was a white supremacist who was once caught with seven photos of Adolf Hitler and a fresh "SS" tattoo. However, Toler went to federal court, saying he is Jewish and that his soul will be in jeopardy if he is forced to eat nonkosher food in prison. Although the number of Jewish prisoners in Missouri may be small — only 60 or 70 of the...

Lima, Peru – Body of Missing Israeli Found in Chile.

January 5, 2008 at 06:33 PM
Lima, Peru - The body of an Israeli tourist, Asher Green, who went missing in Peru three months ago, was found in a mountainous area in southern Chile this weekend. A local farmer discovered Green's body and locals called the police and rescue teams, which later identified the body as belonging to the missing Israeli. The Israeli Embassy in Lima, Peru's capital, has been notified of the...

Brooklyn, NY – Homeowner Settles Over Jet Damage

January 5, 2008 at 06:18 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Allstate Insurance Co. has agreed to pay $995,000 to a Brooklyn couple who claimed their house was badly damaged by vibrations caused by an Air France Concorde jet nearly five years ago. The couple, initially won a $1.15 million verdict against Allstate last month after a trial in Manhattan's state Supreme Court. Allstate had filed a notice they would appeal the award. The...

Wyoming – Romney Takes Wyoming Republican caucus

January 5, 2008 at 06:14 PM
Wyoming - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Wyoming Republican presidential caucus on Saturday, taking seven of the state's 12 delegates with nearly all precincts reporting, according to a state party official. The victory gives Romney supporters something to tout as the focus of the U.S. presidential election shifts to Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Romney suffered a setback...

Monticello, NY – Two Catskill Casinos Rejected

January 5, 2008 at 06:06 PM
Monticello, NY - The federal government rejected plans for two casinos in the Catskill Mountains on Friday, saying that the reservations of the two tribes that submitted the plans were too far from where the casinos would be built, in Monticello and in the town of Thompson. The decision was a major setback in the 30-year effort to bring gambling to Sullivan County. One of the proposed casinos...

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