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WINTER'S FINAL SNOWFAL

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Forecasters say that Old Man Winter is not finished with his delivery of snow yet.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY...LONG ISLAND AND PORTIONS OF
NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 6 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

3 PLANES = 8 DAYS

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Over the past eight days, three airplanes have gone down as aviation suffers one of its worst weeks in recent memory.

Safety experts and industry analysts are now shaking their heads in disbelief at these unrelated tragedies and although they say there is no obvious common theme it does not mean flying is less safe.

Meanwhile there are reportedly no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 crash in Mali: BBC News http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28479681

NEWS QUICKIE

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TEXAS COP QUITS
David Eric Casebolt was recorded pushing a teenage girl to the ground and brandishing his gun at other teens.

HASTERT PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Former U.S. House speaker has been seen in public since he was charged in a hush-money case.

MAD NY MANHUNT
There are few signs of two escaped killers, but leads continue and law enforcement officers remain in the area.

POPE PRESSURES PUTIN
With pressure on Kremlin's role in the Ukraine conflict, Russia must also explain annexing the Crimea Peninsula.

NATO SEES US AS BIG BROTHER

Presidential Assassination

Problem

Historically, on this date shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas.

By the fall of 1963, President John F. Kennedy and his political advisers were preparing for the next presidential campaign.

https://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/November-22-1963-Death-of-...

The JFK assassination (The actual footage) Rare / Vintage https://youtu.be/NdxRGfTjP18 @YouTube

JFK's Assassination | National Geographic https://youtu.be/rEVfKKjODBg via @YouTube

The Russians Are Here

Problem

When I was a kid in Cuba, Russia took over with Castro's government support, his admiration, and assistance. Then I was welcomed with open arms in this great nation and watched "The Russians are Coming" - They're already here and making themselves at home. https://youtu.be/XBOQdkIu6fM

The fear is not that they're already in the US, but they are working while our administration appears to give the all clear. When has the president said anything negative about Vladimir Putin or The Russians?

STAY ALERT AND VIGILANT

Idea

City Island Images has some advice for elected officials and public servants everywhere. Pay more attention to individuals and companies operating illegally and show some flexibility to those law abiding citizens and licensed establishments, who are doing the best they can to play by established rules.

Stay alert and be on the look out for those bad people, concentrate your activities and do more investigative work going after anyone and everyone braking our laws, or those operating illegally by including confiscating their vehicles and equipment.

IT AIN'T A FIT NIGHT OUT FOR MAN OR BEAST

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A bitterly cold, arctic air mass brings dangerously-low temperatures and wind chills across the eastern U.S, with several areas approaching or exceeding record lows. Highs will be below 0F, with wind chill values as low as -20F to -50F. City Island Images spoke with journalists as far as the Midwest, where Indiana is reporting 10 below zero with 22 inches of snow on the ground

HERE IN NYC RAPIDLY FALLING TEMPERATURES THIS EVENING WILL CAUSE RESIDUAL
MOISTURE ON ROADWAYS TO FREEZE AND CREATE BLACK ICE. THIS WILL BE AN ISSUE ON SECONDARY ROADWAYS.

FOUL MOUTHED FAT CAT?

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The NBA has decided to ban Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million for racial comments.

Sponsors dropped their advertising sponsorships with the LA's Clippers, while more and more superstar basketball players line up to condemn Donald Sterling and wanted him to step aside.

The NAACP has rescinded their previous plans to award him for his past financial support following allegations that LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling apparently made racial comments in a controversy that has drawn international scorn, and many question his future with that major league franchise.

1010 WINS?

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It's not likely to win final approval, but while Democrats are pushing to increase the federal minimum wage, this appears to be another bill getting buried in Congress. However, this hot button issue, may bring voters to the polls in November.

US Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa has introduced legislation boosting the current $7.25 hourly minimum in three steps until it reaches $10.10 in 2016. His minimum wage bill is widely expected to be voted by the Senate.

Anti ISIS Coalition Grows

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Airs strike against extremists in Syria and Iraq grow, as the US-led coalition now includes Britain, Denmark and Belgium.

European countries are taking part only in the Iraq part of the military campaign, leaving the Syria operation to US and five Arab allies who began conducting airstrikes on Tuesday.

U.S.-led strikes pressure al Qaeda's Syria group to join with Islamic State http://reut.rs/ZW11gK via @reuters

BBC News - MPs support UK air strikes against IS in Iraq http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-29385123