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PENTAGON PAPERS DECLASSIFIED

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On 6/13/1971 The New York Times began publishing the "Pentagon Papers," a top-secret Defense Department study on the United States political and military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 through 1967. On the 40th anniversary, this Monday, June 13th, our government will mark the study declassified and release it to the public.

On Saturday, June 11 at 6:00pm ET, tune in to C-SPAN Radio to hear the landmark 1971 Supreme Court Oral Argument as the Nixon Administration attempted to prevent the New York Times and Washington Post from publishing the Pentagon Papers.

On Sunday, June 12 at 5:20pm ET, tune in to American History TV on C-SPAN 3 to view a panel discussion from 2006, marking the 35th anniversary of when the New York Times first published the story. Panelists included Daniel Ellsberg who first leaked the study to the New York Times.

Broadway Reconstruction Advisory

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Reconstruction of roadway, utility upgrades, and replacement of trunk water mains on Broadway between Rector and Ann Streets is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 5th. The work will be conducted in two-block segments at a time.

1st Segment (August 13 - December 13): Rector – Thames (West Side)
2nd Segment (December 13 - July 14): Thames – Liberty (West Side)

The remaining segments are to be determined/scheduled as construction work advances.

USA Thanksgiving

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George Washington, the first President of the United States under the Constitution of 1787, made this proclamation two years later in New York City. The initiative for the proclamation originally came from the House of Representatives, though support for the proclamation was hardly unanimous Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress by the President of the United States of America.

MOTHER TERESA'S WAY

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For her 101 birthday, a portion near Pelham Parkway in Bronx is renamed Mother Teresa Way.

The special sign is at the corner of Lydig avenue and Holland avenue honors Mother Teresa's massive missionary work on behalf of the poor, sick and orphaned.

Timeless Lessons For Communication

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1. If you want to convince listeners that you have a good message for them, first convince them you're a good person.

2. If want strong commitment from audience, must engage strong feelings.

3. If want commitments to last then must show that arguments are logical and based of understood reality.

4. When speaking of guilt or innocence, emphasize morality of past actions.

5. when speaking of a future policy, stress practical advantages of the plan of action

6. When celebrating achievements, emphasize the values that make them right.

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

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The following street closures will be in effect for Rockefeller Center's Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, December 4

5th Avenue and 6th Avenue between 48th Street and 52nd Street and 48th Street to 52nd Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue will be closed from 7 PM to 9 PM for the Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Please use mass transit for travel in midtown Manhattan. to avoid GRIDLOCK.

The Oz Couple

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Odd or Oz couple, these truly belong in the land of oz, but without the wizard part. One appears to be fishing for votes and the other for TV ratings, but will either succeed this time?

The Donald's TV chat with Dr. Oz airs Thursday, but little will be revealed about the oldest ever GOP nominee's health. Neither men are considered top experts, according to their colleagues, but that does not prevent a serious discussion of medical records from a supposed physical on TV doctor after Hillary was diagnosed with pneumonia.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - WORDS OF WISDOM

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City Island Images begins a daily feature sharing quotes from notable people.

We will offer the quote and provide the source as long as someone guesses, or

requests the individual be identified. Can you identify the following quote?

HOW DO YOU SPELL MONOPOLY?

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CABLE TV - I have the unfortunate experience of living in an area that is solely serviced by only one cable provider. This has been nothing but bad luck. Avoid them at all costs for the following reasons:

Expensive - Minimum charge per month just for wifi, whereas other providers charge significantly less for the same service.

IMMIGRATION AND HEALTH FAIR

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BRONX CLERGY TASK FORCE & NYPD INVITE YOU TO AN

IMMIGRATION AND HEALTH FAIR

DATE: APRIL 18, 2012

TIME: 6:00 PM TO 8:30PM

Hutchinson Metro Center 1200 Waters Place, Bx, NY

The guest speaker is Andrea J. Quarantillo,

District Director for NYC US Citizenship & Immigration Services

US Homeland Security

They will speaking on the Dream Act and offer valuable information on Immigration issues.

Please bring members of your congregation and community that will benefit from this information.

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SPEAK UP AND SILENCE CENSORSHIP

The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.