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Albany, NY – Effort Underway to Increase Organ Donations

April 10, 2011 at 11:10 PM
Albany, NY - There's a push underway to increase the number of potential organ donors in New York. Currently the state ranks last in percentage of citizens who've designated donations. Although New York has a place on its drivers license to make an anatomical gift, it doesn't require drivers to consider the question. As a result, most of us just ignore the issue, leading to the lowest...

New York – Thruway Troopers to Crack Down on Cellphone Use

April 10, 2011 at 10:24 PM
New York - State police are launching a fifth installment of "Operation Hang Up," a four-day enforcement effort on the New York State Thruway aimed at motorists who violate the state's ban on the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. Troop T, the state police division that covers the Thruway, issued 879 tickets to violators of the cell phone law during the four-day "Operation Hang Up"...

Waterloo, Ontario – Is BlackBerry Heading Downward?

April 10, 2011 at 09:25 PM
Waterloo, Ontario - In a rare interview last week, Mike Lazaridis, one of Research In Motion's two chief executives, was the one asking questions: "Why is it that people don't appreciate our profits? Why is it that people don't appreciate our growth? Why is it that people don't appreciate the fact that we spent the last four years going global? Why is it that people don't appreciate that we...

Ukraine – Synagogue Vandalized for the Fifth Time

April 10, 2011 at 09:14 PM
Sumy, Ukraine - Unknown attackers threw bulbs with black paint on the building synagogues-Jewish home located in the city center. As the informed the head of the Sumy Alexander Goron, Jewish community for five years, the "Jewish Home", is where the Jewish community has Sunday school and other Jewish organizations. The building was defaced for the fifth time. Traces of the previous acts of...

Jerusalem – New Israeli System Alters War Against Gaza Rockets

April 10, 2011 at 08:01 PM
Jerusalem - A new Israeli-made missile defense system has gotten off to an encouraging start, shooting down at least eight rockets in a test run that could potentially change the long-running war between Israel and Palestinian rocket squads in Gaza. Israeli officials say the $200 million "Iron Dome" has performed beyond all expectations, raising hopes the military has finally found a way to...

New York, NY – Military Style Parking Catching On in NYC

April 10, 2011 at 07:02 PM
New York, NY - Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have come home with a backup plan - for parking cars. And it looks like the military style of parking is catching on with civilians in the city. "As one who backs in, I do notice the other cars that do so and I would say that about 20% of parkers back in," said Robert Sinclair of AAA New York. "The Army is on the right track...

Tripoli – SAfrica Leader Says Libya Accepts Cease-Fire Plan

April 10, 2011 at 06:32 PM
Tripoli, Libya - A delegation of African leaders said Sunday that their Libyan counterpart Moammar Gadhafi accepted their "road map" for a cease-fire with rebels, whom they will meet with Monday. They met hours after NATO airstrikes battered Gadhafi's tanks, helping Libyan rebels push back government troops that had been advancing quickly toward the opposition's eastern stronghold. The terms...

Tokyo – Now Japan’s Rice Could Be Radioactive

April 10, 2011 at 05:54 PM
Japan - Fears of radiation spread to rice as the planting season began in Japan, prompting the government to ban its cultivation in contaminated soil as fallout leaking from a tsunami-damaged nuclear plant dealt another blow to the national diet. Vegetables and milk were the first foods that sparked concerns about the safety of Japanese agriculture after the March 11 tsunami flooded the...

Brooklyn, NY – Noted Author’s Health Deteriorating Tehilim Request

April 10, 2011 at 04:39 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Over the weekend the medical condition of Rabbi Amos Bunim declined significantly. Following in the footsteps of his illustrious father, Rabbi Irving Bunim, Reb Amos was heavily committed to Klal work. Reb Amos had a very close relationship with Rav Aharon Kotler zatzal, Reb Shneur Kotler zatzal . On many occasions, Reb Amos was sent to Washington on shlichus for Rav Aharon...

Brooklyn, NY – ‘SABAINU’ Distribute Vouchers For Over 200 Tons Of Food For Passover

April 10, 2011 at 04:28 PM
Brooklyn, NY - UJCARE, the community relations agency, representing communities throughout Willamsburg, Boro Park, Bayswater, Monsey and Kiryas Joel, has secured private and public funding from generous benefactors and food bank agencies, and launched its 4th “Project SABAINU” (which means “satisfy us”)”, and distributed vouchers for over 200 tons of food for Passover on Sunday April...

New York, NY – No Honeymoon for Bloomberg’s New Schools Chancellor

April 10, 2011 at 03:55 PM
New York, NY - Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott is preparing to take over New York City's sprawling public school system. And parents who oppose Mayor Michael Bloomberg's education policies are making sure there'll be no honeymoon for the new chancellor. A parent group held a news conference Sunday at the Brandeis Educational Complex on the Upper West Side to say they've sued the city for its plan to...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu: Iron Dome System Is A ‘Great Achievement’

April 10, 2011 at 02:28 PM
Jerusalem - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday said that the Iron Dome system "is a great achievement, thanks to its operators." Netanyahu, who was accompanied by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, made the comments during a tour of one of the Iron Dome batteries in Ashkelon after receiving a briefing on the system's operation by a soldier. During the tour, Netanyahu also said that the...

New York – iPhone to Help Get Rid of Chametz

April 10, 2011 at 02:08 PM
New York - Pesach preparations would be far easier if we could clean the house at the touch of a button. A company has developed an iPhone application to help search for those last scraps of bread. The free No Chametz app, available for iPhone and iPad, offers users the correct blessings for every stage of Bidukat Chametz (search for chametz) and works as a flashlight during the search...

New York – Schumer: NYers Owed Millions in Unclaimed Tax Refunds

April 10, 2011 at 01:06 PM
New York - Sen. Charles Schumer says New Yorkers could be missing tens of millions dollars in unclaimed tax refunds and college tuition tax credits. Schumer said Sunday that New Yorkers have about $50 million in unclaimed tax refunds that must be claimed by April 18 or the money will be forfeited. An estimated 39,955 families in and near New York City failed to file a 2007 tax return...

Wisconsin – Dozens Of Police Chiefs, County Sheriffs On Tour To Israel

April 10, 2011 at 12:41 PM
Wisconsin - Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is going to Israel to learn more about homeland security. He's going with group of about a dozen police chiefs and county sheriffs from major American cities from Sunday through April 16. They will discuss best practices in airport security, intelligence analysis and sharing, mass casualty management, security for large groups of people and...

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