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Cupertino, CA – The World-Changer: Steve Jobs

October 5, 2011 at 10:49 PM
Cupertino, CA - In dark suit and bowtie, he is a computing-era carnival barker — eyebrows bouncing, hands gesturing, smile seductive and coy and a bit annoying. It's as if he's on his first date with an entire generation of consumers. And, in a way, he is. It is Jan. 24, 1984, and a young Steve Jobs is standing at center stage, introducing to shareholders of Apple Computer Inc. the "insanely...

Palo Alto, CA – Statement From Steve Jobs’ Family After His Death

October 5, 2011 at 09:35 PM
Palo Alto, CA - The family of Apple Inc. co-founder and chairman Steve Jobs issued this statement Wednesday in response to his death: "Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family. "In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of...

Washington – Obama Remembers Steve Jobs As visionary, Innovator

October 5, 2011 at 09:33 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama is remembering Apple founder Steve Jobs as one of America's greatest innovators and says the world has lost a visionary. The man behind the iPod and iPhone as well as the personal computer and the iPad, Jobs died of cancer Wednesday at age 56. Obama said in a statement Wednesday night that Jobs was brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe...

Washington – Scalia: Judges ‘Ain’t What They Used To Be’

October 5, 2011 at 09:22 PM
Washington - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the quality of federal judges has suffered because there are too many of them. Testifying before a Senate committee Wednesday, Scalia blamed Congress for making federal crimes out of too many routine drug cases. In turn, that created a need for more judges. "Federal judges ain't what they used to be," he said during a rare appearance...

Cupertino, CA – Key Dates From The Life And Work of Steve Jobs

October 5, 2011 at 09:21 PM
Cupertino, CA - Some key dates from the life and work of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc.: 1955: Stephen Paul Jobs is born on Feb. 24. 1972: Jobs enrolls at Reed College in Portland, Ore., but drops out after a semester. 1974: Jobs works for video game maker Atari and attends meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club with Steve Wozniak, a high school friend who was a few years...

New York, NY – New Yorkers Won’t Eat at a C-Rated Restaurant

October 5, 2011 at 09:02 PM
New York, NY - Just the thought of eating at a C-rated restaurant leaves New Yorkers with a bad taste in their mouths, a new survey says. Only 1% of the 41,000 people interviewed for the latest Zagat restaurant guide said they would dine at a C-rated eatery. "I wouldn't go to a C restaurant at all," said Sandy Ramos, 42, of Kew Gardens, Queens. "I just think of dirt, so I won't even think...

Paris, France – Kosher Wine from California Outscores Best of French Wines

October 5, 2011 at 08:28 PM
Paris, France - Israelis pay a great deal of attention to an annual wine tasting in Paris that for 35 years has crowned some of the best tasting wines. Surprising as it was to the Israelis and certainly the French who learned that their competitors came from the Western United States, it was a huge boost to the Herzog family whose Californian Herzog Special 2005 was amongst the winners. The...

Cupertino, CA – iConic Leader of Apple Has Died

October 5, 2011 at 07:39 PM
Cupertino, CA - Steve Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the iPod and iPhone, died Wednesday. He was 56. Apple announced his death without giving a specific cause. He died peacefully, according to a statement from family members who said they were...

New York – Lawmakers Want Rules Against NYC Helicopters After Crash

October 5, 2011 at 07:04 PM
New York - New York City politicians called for a ban on "non-essential" helicopter flights over the city Wednesday as investigators studied weather reports and examined instruments from a downed helicopter for clues to its fatal crash in the East River. U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and five state and city legislators said the crash underscored the danger of helicopter flights. They...

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – US Warns UNESCO to Stay Out Of Palestine Debate

October 5, 2011 at 06:55 PM
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning the U.N. cultural agency to stay out of the question of Palestinian statehood or face the consequences. Clinton called UNESCO's actions inexplicable at a time when the Palestinian bid for U.N. recognition and membership was being examined by the Security Council, the global body's top decision-making...

Washington – Sarah Palin Says She Will Not Seek the Presidency

October 5, 2011 at 06:20 PM
Washington - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she will not run for president. Her announcement Wednesday left little doubt that the eventual Republican nominee will come from the current field of contenders. Palin said in a statement that she and her husband Todd "devote ourselves to God, family and country." She said her decision maintains that order. Palin was the 2008 GOP nominee for...

New York – 7 NY Dems Call For Investigation Into NYPD Spying

October 5, 2011 at 06:03 PM
New York - Seven Democratic state senators called Wednesday for the state attorney general to investigate the New York Police Department's spying on Muslim neighborhoods. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the senators cited an Associated Press investigation that found the NYPD has subjected entire communities to surveillance and scrutiny, often without any allegation of...

New York – Second Suitcase No Longer Free For Economy Passengers On El Al

October 5, 2011 at 05:15 PM
New York - Under a new luggage policy scheduled to take effect on November 1st, 2011, all El Al passengers flying economy class from North America to Israel will only be entitled to check one suitcase, weighing up to fifty pounds, for free. The cost to check a second bag, up to fifty pounds will be $70. Matmid members with platinum and gold frequent flyer status, even those flying in coach...

New York, NY – Pre-Yom Kippur Hamodia Editorial Addresses Plight of Yeshiva-less Children

October 5, 2011 at 04:21 PM
New York, NY - A hard hitting editorial in today’s Hamodia highlights the plight of the many children who are currently without a yeshiva placement because they were either not accepted to any institution or they were asked not to return to their previous school. The editorial titled 'Did You Faint', calls on the entire community to accept its obligation to educate not just their own...

New York – NYPD Spied On City’s Muslim Partners

October 5, 2011 at 04:07 PM
New York - The New York Police Department's intelligence squad secretly assigned an undercover officer to monitor a prominent Muslim leader even as he decried terrorism, cooperated with the police, dined with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and was the subject of a Pulitzer Prize-winning series by The New York Times about Muslims in America. Sheikh Reda Shata was among those singled out for...

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