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KILLER TORNADOES

News

Over thirty twisters have bee reported over the past several hours in our nations middle region.

Just a few years ago a tornado devastated the Little Rock area, and now once again the local residents unfortunately found themselves huddling in the dark wondering how they would rebuild after the most powerful tornado yet this year carved a path through their city and others nearby, killing at least 16 people in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma.

UN CONDITIONAL WAR

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The threat of militants in the Middle East was front and center at The United Nations, as US President Barack Obama insisted the entire world should rally behind an expanding military mobility with an ultimate condition, war on the Islamic State's network of death.

Obama addressed the General Assembly and said "There can be no reasoning, no negotiation, with this brand of evil." He pointed out that force is the only language these militants understand and warned those who have joined their cause to leave them while they can.

Human Evolution?

Idea

The Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, was an oval amphitheater in the center of Rome. Fighting and destruction was constantly the biggest draw. Coliseum gladiators may have been the single most barbaric sporting venue in human history. Some of the showdowns witnessed there were so ferocious that we still talk about it today.

No Body Cares?

Problem

Is the network responsible for The Coz and The Donald now giving a platform to The Meg, who has publicized to the likes of Vlad and other unsavory characters, does No Body Care? A mistrial was declared for The Coz. Meanwhile, why did @POTUS tell The Russians that former FBI Director Comey was a nutjob? Has he also called Vladimir P, Alex J or Steve B nutjobs? Food for thought on this first week of what will surely be a long hot Summer.

CNN Theories on what led to the mistrial. Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby's trial @CNN http://cnn.it/2rH4rBR

HIGHER WATER PRICES?

News

Why is NYC's Mayor planning to raise water fees once again?

There was the 5.6% rate hike this summer and a 7% increase the previous year.

NYC water bills have increased 78% since 2005, with double-digit annual increases in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

The city took in a record $3.3 billion in water invoices during the fiscal year that just ended. This is a whopping increase from the $2.1 billion collected in 2008.

Why are these water fees so high? Are NYC businesses and residents being soaked?

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwaterboard/html/home/home.shtml

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CI BRIDGE PROJECT MOVES FORWARD

Issue

NYCDOT says it is committed to completing this project, while keeping City Islanders informed during all stages. DOT has assigned a community liaison officer to answer any construction related inquires you may have.

The group has named Huáscar Robles of Zetlin Strategic Communications. Zetlin says they will soon begin work on two of NYCDEP's signature projects, so stay tuned for more information as these projects kick off. The group specializes in...

• Public Affairs

• Community Relations

• Corporate Communications

• Information Audits

GOING BANANAS?

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Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.
But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

THE TOMB OF CERVANTES

Other

Scientists have reportedly reached a breakthrough in their search for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, who was a Spanish novelist, a poet, and a brilliant playwright.

His remains were recently found inside a Madrid convent, where the author of "Don Quixote" was buried in 1616. Their investigation to identify the Barefoot Brother of The Holy Trinity focused on Madrid's historic Barrio de Las Letras, or Literary Quarter, which began last year and 400 years after his demise.

Freedom of Oppressed?

Problem

The Turks did not read the writing on their walls. Now the harsh crackdown is underway. Turkish authorities should release and drop charges against 48 journalists that police have detained as part of a sweeping purge of the media.

According to the independent news website P24, the 88 journalists for whom arrest warrants were issued are part of the reaction to the July 15 military coup attempt that left more than 200 people dead.

CITY ISLAND SPEED BUMPS REQUESTED

Issue

Commissioner Constance Moran
NYC Dept. Of Transportation
1400 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, New York, 10464

Dear Commissioner Moran:

Our membership has voted to request speed humps be installed on King Avenue between Ditmars and Fordham Street on City Island (Bronx, New York, 10464).

It is with this in mind we would like to formally request a traffic study be undertaken of this thoroughfare and the findings and determination be reported to the City Island Civic Association upon its completion.