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RIP Harold Ramis

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He was called a comedy genius and was best known for his work on films like "Ghostbusters," "Stripes," "Groundhog Day," and "Caddyshack.

Harold Allen Ramis was a comedy actor, director, and writer. His best-known film acting roles were as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981)
Dead at 69 - November 21, 1944 - February 24, 2014, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Ghost-busters: http://youtu.be/Fe93CLbHjxQ

Ghost-busters Actor DEAD | RIP | VIDEO: http://youtu.be/ntuVEKdTrYQ

FLASH FLOOD WARNING

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The National Weather Service earlier issued a Flash Flood Warning for the New York City area and due to a flooding condition, the Cross Bronx Expressway was temporarily closed in both directions at Jerome Avenue in The Bronx. There are two more rounds of rain coming our way before welcoming a clearer day.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall caused flooding of urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

US IMMIGRATION: A TOP PROBLEM

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While Mexico claims it plans to tighten its border with Guatemala, where thousands of migrants cross and hoping to enter the US, more citizens in this country are alarmed by this national crisis.

City Island Images has gathered some of the following news stories with the help of Dose of News for your review. Please share if you find others. www.doseofnews.com

Poll: Immigration U.S. top problem http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/poll-immigration-us-top-problem-10... via @POLITICO

“Trapped on the Border” - Politico Magazine

City Island Images...

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New York City journalist starts online newspaper

City Island has a new web-based paper that is updated daily by an experienced journalist.

Roberto Soto, a City Island resident for the past 15 years and the first news director of News 12 The Bronx, started City Island Images from his Fordham Street apartment about two months ago.

For more of this story, click on or type the URL below:

http://www.yournabe.com/articles/2011/07/25/bronx/bronxtimes-yn_bronx_fr...

NEWS QUICKIE

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AMTRAK TRAIN SPED UP BEFORE CRASH
NTSB investigators are expected to interview all staffers in the wake of the deadly derailment in Philadelphia.

CHOPPER CRASH IN NEPAL
Only three bodies found by the wreckage of a US Marine helicopter with six Marines and two Nepalese on board.

NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL
Police attend 34th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service, honoring officers killed in the line of duty.

US KEEPS ARAB ALLIES SECURE ABOUT IRAN DEAL
Obama's claim of winning support from Gulf nations for his nuclear diplomacy with Tehran may not be certain.

KNOCKOUT ASSAULT ARREST

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NYPD has arrested a man on charges of assault as a hate crime after a 24-year-old says he was punched in the face.

Officials are now investigating whether it was part of a "knockout" assault of an unsuspecting person with one punch. The man says he overheard a group talking about it before he was attacked.

Police say the victim told them he was walking in Brooklyn around 2:45 a.m. Friday when he was struck once. He was not seriously injured.

Amrit Marajh, 28, of Brooklyn has bee arrested, along with three others who were taken into custody and were released.

Timing is Everything!

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Timing is everything for electronic messaging and sometimes it goes to the back burner.
The Subject, Context, and Kiss are important.

Needless to say, if you need a reply ASAP, you're better off calling. Similarly, be conscientious about the recipient who may be swamped under work or -- even worse -- on vacation? In those instances, follow-ups aren't going to be effective, regardless of how flawlessly crafted.

EXTREMELY COLD

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The National Weather Service is forecasting dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills tonight through Saturday morning. These conditions are dangerous to health and can worsen pre-existing medical conditions. Limit your time outdoors and dress in layers. Be sure to check on neighbors, particularly the elderly and medically frail. Report loss of heat/hot water, and un-domiciled individuals in need of sheltering and/or assistance by calling 3-1-1.

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS

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BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ ISSUES NEGATIVE ULURP RECOMMENDATION ON CITY ISLAND BRIDGE

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a negative recommendation on the proposed construction of a new City Island Bridge. The recommendations come as part of the borough president’s charter mandated responsibilities in the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).

BLADE RUNNER MAY WALK

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A South African judge rules that Oscar Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide, after freeing him from the more serious charge of premeditated murder.

Pistorius is the infamous double-amputee some rooted for in the London 2012 Olympics, who shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a bathroom door.

The prosecution said he killed her on purpose, while the defense said it was a mistake because Oscar thought she was an intruder.’