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Jan and Bruce Become Grandparents

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La hermosa y unica hija de Jan Page y Bruce Bernstein, Marissa dio a luz a niña muy sana llamada Zenda Gimeno. El afortunado abuelo había pasado la noche sin dormir ante la angustia de tener a su niñita en el hospital de parto, pero ya por fin se ha relajado. Acabo de hablar con el abuelito para felicitarlo. Yo me acuerdo que Bruce estaba en el hospital con su camara cuando Maissa nacio... Kudos abuela y abuelo Jan y Bruce Bernstein.

PRC Censorship increases

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China has ordered television content providers to remove scenes with adultery, nudity, or too much physical content.

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television claims to be eliminating murders, suicides, kidnappings, drug abuse, extramarital affairs, prostitution, rape, gambling, or anything referring to nudity, or sex.

US and South Korean TV productions are extremely popular in China, as well as multiple video streaming services. This government action has citizens worried there will be little content left to watch.

MY FAVORITE SEASON

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Some call it Fall and others refer to it as Autumn, but any name you may wish to label this time of the year, it is delightful in so many ways.

This celestial season marks mother nature's transition from summer into winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere) when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier.

Since summer is gone once again, it is the season when skies turn grey, some allow beautiful friendships to bloom and others turn inward, both physically and mentally.

FOR TODAY

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Sunshine Week is about news and not views. It is all about open government and freedom of information. News media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and other organizations for the public's right to know.

AP: http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article...

UPI: The Almanac http://upi.com/4162688

USA TODAY: New players join newspapers in using FOIA requests http://usat.ly/1Gyk145 via @usatoday

“GREEN COLLEGE”

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SUNY - Stony Brook University has been selected by The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as one of the nation’s most environmentally friendly or “green” colleges for the fourth year in a row in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition.” Stony Brook also just received good news in the RecycleMania 2013 competition; the University recycled the most total pounds of e-waste of all colleges and universities in the nation, and captured the coveted prize of recycling the most bottles, cans, cardboard and paper out of all SUNY colleges and universities.

The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges profiles 320 institutions of higher education in the United States and two in Canada that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

HOME SWEET HOME

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NASA has captured an image of Earth that you must get to know up close and personal. A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.

HOT Summer on City Island

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NYC's Office of Emergency Management issued a heat alert and opened cooling centers throughout The Bronx. Officials are offering to take in those people who don't have air conditioning, urging residents to take care of their elderly friends and family members, as well as children.

Local area businesses get a traffic boost when these hot temperatures soar because more people are looking for cooler locations to visit. Residents who have to be outside are urged to slow down, stay out of the sun as much as possible and drink plenty of liquids.

2011 Media Ethics Video Winner

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Media Ethics Cine

The winner of the media ethics short video contest in 2011 is Lupica Alexandru from Romania. Congratulations and thanks for the great work!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWNA6yxx5os&feature=related

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Do you care about how journalists operate? And do you have what it takes to make a ‘viralicious’ media ethics video? CIME is looking for enthusiastic contestants to create CIME's first media ethics short video to stream across our network and the wider media world. If the answer is yes, then keep on reading.

So if you think you can;

TOO ODD COUPLE$

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The Bronx Borough President does not seem to have a problem throwing his support around, regardless of who that individual is, or their party affiliation. First, The Donald bonded with Diaz with an unlikely Bromance that was evident of the pair’s flirtation in the form of Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point Park.

AWARD - City Island Society of Clam-diggers and Mussel-suckers

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City Island Images is proud to announce the annual competition for this year's City Island Society of Clam-diggers and Mussel-suckers. This annual award is given each and every year to any and all exemplary City Island community citizens, who receive the most votes and highest community support.

The City Island Society of Clam-diggers and Mussel-suckers was formed to recognize those exceptional individuals who, over time, have made extraordinary contributions to the character and quality of their City Island community and culture.

Below are the criteria:

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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.