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PRESIDENTIAL SIZES

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Do Americans need to know how all presidential candidates measure up? There is more to this story than meets the eye and The Presidential Height Index indicates that since the 1900 Camp Pain, the taller does much better election 19 times.

CITY IMAGES wants to know If height is so important, how do all these presidential candidates measure up?
What about height and body mass index? Who will this influence perceived leadership abilities with three-dimensional faces and double chins? Is these are that important, then why hold a debate?

STATE OF THE BOROUGH

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Watch Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.'s 2013 State of the Borough Live

Borough President Diaz will deliver his fourth State of the Borough Address on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at 11:30 am at James Monroe High School. The address will air live on television on Bronxnet (channel 67 on Cablevision and 33 on FiOS) and News 12 The Bronx (Channel 12 on Cablevision). You can also watch the speech live on Bronxnet's website.

CITY ISLAND FIRST FRIDAYS / WEEKEND FAIR

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FREE Bronx Seaside Trolley on Friday June 1st from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, leaving hourly on the half hour, from Pelham Bay Station and going to The Bartow Pell Mansion Museum then on to City Island for an evening of Art, Music and Fine Dining. Take advantage of special offers when you show your Trolley Card at participating establishments.

Only available from the driver on the Trolley.

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Bartow Pell Mansion Museum

895 Shore Rd. 718-885-1461

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Attacks on the Press

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Repressive governments, militants, and criminal groups across the globe are leveraging new and traditional tactics to control information and obscure misdeeds, silence dissent, and dis-empower citizens, according to Attacks on the Press, CPJ's yearly survey. The 2012 release marks the first year that the report's findings are presented with enhanced interactive features in the online version.

ORCHARD BEACH - When You're No 2... Work Harder 2 Improve

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Sun of a beach- A recently released report on NYC beaches got some attention, but not for Orchard Beach. But Orchard Beach's shoreline has seen tremendous improvements and the promenade is being upgraded to look even better than it used to be.

it just goes to show that when you're number two, you just have ti try harder. Kudos, NYC Parks. Keep up the good work. Next time we'll be listed as the best beach in the city.

Sleep More Not Less

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To promote optimal health and well-being, adults aged 18–60 years are recommended to sleep at least 7 hours each night. Sleeping less than 7 hours per night is associated with increased risk for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke, frequent mental distress, and all-cause mortality. Insufficient sleep impairs cognitive performance, which can increase the likelihood of motor vehicle and other transportation accidents, industrial accidents, medical errors, and loss of work productivity that could affect the wider community.

BULLETIN BOARD

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Event: Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks on the Rise Across America
When: September 4, 2014, 9:30 – 11:00am
Where: National Press Club Journalism Institute, Washington D.C.

100 DAYS IN OFFICE

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has been in office for 100 days and some New Yorkers are not sure he is doing the best he can, while others wonder what happened to all the promises he made and all the talk about a tale of two cities.

He is the first Democratic mayor of America's largest city in a generation, and gave his report card speech at Cooper Union, the location where Abraham Lincoln announced his presidential campaign in 1860.

SAVING FUEL

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Since we are constantly digging deeper into our wallets to pay for gas, there are many ways to maximize our miles per gallon.

- Do not accelerate when you know you will have to stop a few yards ahead. It seems basic, but I see people doing this constantly and wonder - Why?

- Never buy gas during a fuel delivery. Sediments are being stirred up that can clog your fuel filter.

HAPPY US YEAR

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As the United States of America prepares to ring in the new year, U.S. Census Bureau officials are projecting the population will be 320,090,857 on Jan. 1, 2015. This represents an increase of 2,334,187, or 0.73 percent, from New Year’s Day 2014, and 11,345,319, or 3.67 percent, since Census Day (April 1) 2010.

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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.