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CITY ISLAND IMAGES wishes to congratulate all who participated at Orchard Beach's Down & Dirty.

The Merrell Down & Dirty presented by Subaru returned to New York City yesterday. This benefit race in the mud included a partnership with Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude sends care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and on Naval ships at sea! and much more!

It was an amazing race day in Pelham Bay Park! The 2013 results are in! Click here to view your race:

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UN HOLDS ANOTHER SESSION ON SYRIA. President Bashar Increasingly Isolated.
As another meeting is planned to address the carnage, the U.S. along with a growing number of nations have decided to expel Syrian diplomats from their countries.

MITT'S THE GOP MAN. But The Donald Focuses On Suspicious Birth certificate.
Trump renews his doubts in TV interviews, overshadowing Romney's win in Texas assuring him of a Republican presidential nomination.

CHARLES TAYLOR SENTENCED TO 50 YEARS IN PRISON. For War Crimes.

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FROM US ARMY TO CIA TO KKR CHIEF

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From the US Army General to the US Intelligence Chief to Wall Street Executive.

David Petraeus has taken a new job with investment giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. to rebuild his reputation following an extramarital affair that brought about his resignation as CIA directorl.

The 60 year old retired US official will serve as chairman of KKR Global Institute. He was CIA director from September 2011 until last November. Before that, Petraeus served more than 37 years in the U.S. Army, where he rose to the rank of four-star general.

NY TO GUYANA PLANE CRASH

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The Caribbean Airlines flight BW 523 had departed from the JFK Airport and crash landed at the CJIA. The plane skidded off the runway and broke in half.

Authorities at Cheddi Jagan International Airport say the accident resulted in a few persons having to be rescued from the aircraft. Several passengers are said to have sustained injuries. Four arrived in wheelchairs at the local hospital.

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HAPPY 236th BIRTHDAY USA. Some Areas Still Without Power, Like 1776
Scattered power outages after storm have changed some celebrations in many ways.

PHYSICISTS REPORT A SUBATOMIC BREAKTHROUGH. The God Particle.
The world's biggest atom smasher has discovered the new long-sought Higgs boson known as the "God particle."

ANDY GRIFFITH FORMED RURAL AMERICA. A Vision That Endures.
He spread the notion, begun by Thomas Jefferson, that the very best of us was contained in the rural life.

PRESIDENT HONORS TROOPS. US Naturalization Ceremony.

Headlines 9/19/11

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EAST SIDE GRIDLOCK. Expect Manhattan Traffic Tie-ups.

TRILLION DEFICIT REDUCTION. Buffet Tax Proposal?

PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD? UN Diplomatic Difficulties.

HIGHEST PATH TOLLS. Commuters React Today.

NE INDIA QUAKE. At Least 50 Dead in Nepal.

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SYRIAN DEATH TOLL PASSES 3,500 VICTIMS

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The brutal crackdown on dissent in Syria continues unabated despite the signing of an Arab League peace plan last week, the United Nations human rights office reported today, adding that the death toll has now surpassed 3,500.

“We are deeply concerned about the situation and by the Government's failure to take heed of international and regional calls for an end to the bloodshed,” Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told reporters in Geneva.

NYPD Street Stops

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The amount of times NYPD officials have stopped, questioned and frisked citizens on the streets of NYC has recently decreased by 34 percent because police commanders have stopped pushing for such stops.

NYPD conducted over 203 thousand stops in the first three months of this year. During April, May and June, NYPD stopped 133,934 people. The number of overall street stops has increased every year during police commissioner Kelly’s tenure.

The bad news is that crime statistics are now going to increase. City Island Images asks:

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This Week in Her and History

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This Week in History, Feb 9 - Feb 15

Feb 09, 1971
Satchel Paige nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame. On this day in 1971, pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige becomes the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame. In August of that year, Paige, a pitching legend known for his fastball, showmanship and the longevity of his playing career, which spanned five decades, was inducted. Joe DiMaggio once called Paige "the best and fastest pitcher I've ever faced." Paige was born in Mobile, Alabama, most likely on July 7, 1906, although the exact date remains a mystery. He earned his nickname, Satchel, as a boy when he earned money carrying passengers' bags at train stations. Baseball was segregated when Paige started playing baseball professionally in the 1920s, so he spent most of his career pitching for Negro League teams around the United States. During the winter season, he pitched for teams in the Caribbean and Central and South America. As a barnstorming player who traveled thousands of miles each season and played for whichever team met his asking price, he pitched an estimated 2,500 games, had 300 shut-outs and 55 no-hitters. In one month in 1935, he reportedly pitched 29 consecutive games.

Feb 10, 1996
Kasparov loses chess game to computer. On this day in 1996, after three hours, world chess champion Gary Kasparov loses the first game of a six-game match against Deep Blue, an IBM computer capable of evaluating 200 million moves per second. Man was ultimately victorious over machine, however, as Kasparov bested Deep Blue in the match with three wins and two ties and took home the $400,000 prize. An estimated 6 million people worldwide followed the action on the Internet. Kasparov had previously defeated Deep Thought, the prototype for Deep Blue developed by IBM researchers in 1989, but he and other chess grandmasters had, on occasion, lost to computers in games that lasted an hour or less. The February 1996 contest was significant in that it represented the first time a human and a computer had duked it out in a regulation, six-game match, in which each player had two hours to make 40 moves, two hours to finish the next 20 moves and then another 60 minutes to wrap up the game.

Feb 11, 1990
Nelson Mandela released from prison. Nelson Mandela, late leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, was released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990. In 1944, Mandela, a lawyer, joined the African National Congress (ANC), the oldest black political organization in South Africa, where he became a leader of Johannesburg's youth wing of the ANC. In 1952, he became deputy national president of the ANC, advocating nonviolent resistance to apartheid--South Africa's institutionalized system of white supremacy and racial segregation. However, after the massacre of peaceful black demonstrators at Sharpeville in 1960, Nelson helped organize a paramilitary branch of the ANC to engage in guerrilla warfare against the white minority government. In 1961, he was arrested for treason, and although acquitted he was arrested again in 1962 for illegally leaving the country. Convicted and sentenced to five years at Robben Island Prison, he was put on trial again in 1964 on charges of sabotage. In June 1964, he was convicted along with several other ANC leaders and sentenced to life in prison