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9/11 * NEVER FORGET * 9/11

News

National September 11, 2001 Memorial Museum, which will lead visitors on an unsettling journey through those terrible terror attacks is dedicated today before it opens to the general public on May 21, 2014.

"The first thing that struck me were the voices" - http://abcn.ws/1g5A7tH pic.twitter.com/KhNXXGZAEc

9/11 Museum documentary stirs controversy | National News - WCVB Home http://www.wcvb.com/national/9-11-Museum-documentary-stirs-controversy/2... via @WCVB

9/11 Museum to be Dedicated, Opened to Family of Victims http://link.fox8.com/1mXkAiP via @fox8news

Blood moon tomorrow morning

News

If you live somewhere in the western portion of the US, you will have the best view of a lunar eclipse that will turn the moon a burnt reddish orange for about an hour. This natural light show creates the second blood moon in relatively short succession. The full eclipse will start at 6:25A. ET, NASA says, and last until 7:24A ET.

TONIGHT: Lunar Eclipse! It all starts after 4am ET 'til sunrise. We'll answer your questions: http://go.nasa.gov/1savRyi

Future of TV Football

Issue

The NFL is America’s most profitable television production. It dominates weekly television ratings each fall and completely takes over more than a third of American television sets on a day in early February each year. In 1939, NBC became the first network to televise a live professional football game. The Philadelphia Eagles game against the Brooklyn Dodgers was filmed with two cameras and a staff of 8. They reached 1000 television sets in New York City. Today NFL games drag in an audience of over 17 million viewers for an average regular season game.

PREPARE FOR ELECTION DAY

News

There are a total of six questions on NYC's ballot. Have you decided which ones you will support?

http://www.vote.nyc.ny.us/html/voters/guide.shtml

http://www.wnyc.org/story/these-are-six-questions-your-ny-ballot-next-week/

SPRING EQUINOX WATCH

News

The countdown is on until the Spring Equinox. There are two equinoxes every year. One in March and another in September. This is when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal.

Seasons are opposite on either side of the equator, so the equinox in March is also known as the "Spring Equinox" in the northern hemisphere. However, in the southern hemisphere, it's know as the "autumnal equinox", which occurs in Fall.

March Equinox in New York, New York, U.S.A. is on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:57 PM

CAN YOU HEAR US NOW? GET A WARRANT

News

The US Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a police officer can not search the cell phones of criminal suspects upon arrest without first obtaining a search warrant.

The 9-0 vote ruled that smart phones and other electronic devices were not in the same category as wallets, briefcases, and vehicles, which are currently subject to limited initial examination by law enforcement.

Generally such searches are permitted if there is probable cause that a crime may have been committed, to ensure officers' safety and prevent destruction of evidence.

ALCOHOL CAUSES HIGHER MORTALITY

Problem

According to European researchers, the mortality of alcohol-dependent patients in general hospitals is many times higher than that of patients without alcohol dependency.

The study was published in the journal European Psychiatry and carried out by scientists from the department of psychiatry and psychotherapy at the University of Bonn Hospital in Germany and their British colleagues, using patient data from various general hospitals in Manchester, England.

US ELECTORAL OBSERVATIONS

Idea

Our present political pollution must be immediately cleaned up if we are to improve our vile national climate.

The upcoming presidential debates must concentrate on the issues and not personal attacks. Candidates should prioritize difficult issues like education, job growth, social security as they pertain to medicare, fiscal responsibility, and intergenerational equity.

They must outline their plans to slow the rate of growth in health care costs that threatens many Americans. How will they encourage the country to save and reduce our dependency on the foreign lenders? How will they emphasize statutory budget controls, entitlement reform, current tax policies and encourage bipartisan action to review all issues and make recommendations with a guaranteed up or down vote by Congress?

We need to elect a president who will solve many critical issues, unite all Americans and educate the public to seek meaningful reforms.

FIXING YOUR HOME

Solution

Homeowners will weigh the cost of proposed improvements against the home's market value after the repairs or upgrades are completed. If an upgrade won't return that investment, it might not be warranted. Before you decide to lift the roof and install skylights in the master suite, realize that upgrading the kitchen and your bathroom will carry the highest return.

US MARIJUANA LAWS

News

The State of Colorado is one of two in the US that will change its law on January 1, 2014 and allow the use of marijuana for recreational reasons. Some of the folks City Island Images spoke with feel this is a sensible decision. They claim it will squeeze out the crooks and allow police to concentrate on more serious crimes.

A woman who lives and works in Denver, but would only identify herself as JJ told us that she sees it just like the use of alcohol and points that that adults will have to make their own choices when it come to the recreational use use of marijuana.