TOUR DE BRONX 2011

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On Wednesday, October 12, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will officially launch the 17th annual “Tour De Bronx,” the largest free cycling event in New York State.

Participants will have the opportunity to see Bronx historic districts, vibrant neighborhoods, beautiful waterfront and great greenways while enjoying a 40- or 25-mile bike ride.

Did Tea Party Bring US Occupy Wall Street?

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The folks at the Occupy Wall Street movement could very well take a few lessons and learn some tips from those at The Tea Party: The injustice protesting a new path to real relevance These supporters hope to push political discussion to the left in the way the Tea Party pushed it to the right. Where will it end, nobody knows!

This Week in History

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This Week in History, Oct 9 - Oct 15

Oct 09, 1967
Che Guevara is executed. The socialist revolutionary and guerrilla leader is killed by the Bolivian army at 39.

Oct 10, 1985
Achille Lauro hijacking ends. The Italian cruise ship reaches a dramatic climax when U.S. Navy F-14 fighters intercept an Egyptian airliner attempting to fly the Palestinian hijackers to freedom and force the jet to land at a NATO base in Sigonella.

Oct 11, 2002

Headlines 10/9/11

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VALUE VOTERS SUMMIT. Straw Poll Surprises.

OCCUPY MOVES. From Wall to Main Street.

CASEY ANTHONY SUED. Back in Court.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS. High Technology.

MUPPET BREAKTHROUGH. Food Hunger.

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TWO GOPS SAY NO THIS WEEK

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This week, the people who many Republicans wanted to run, finally declared they would not run and those who are still in the race are not making extraordinary gains.

In a statement to supporters, Palin, who was the 2008 vice presidential nominee said she would not seek the Republican nomination for the Presidency by entering what is already a crowded field. Instead, she vows to be more effective helping GOP win office from the nation's governors to congressional seats as well as the top job.

Occupy Wall Street Moves On...

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The movement called Occupy Wall Street says protesters plan to push out of Zuccotti park and march into Union Square, sometime this afternoon. Meanwhile, NYC Mayor Bloomberg warns that if they stay, there will be arrests.

This growing group will soon bust out of its downtown digs - and test NYPD's patience mid afternoon by squatting in a city park.

Headlines 10/8/11

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14 MILLION AMERICANS. Unemployed or Underemployed.

NEARLY 700 EDUCATION WORKERS. Laid Off in NYC.

FROM CA TO VA. Social Media Spreads Occupy.

KHADAFY'S STRONGHOLD. Attacked By Rebels

PRINCE HARRY. In US For Chopper Training.

DEMONSTRATIONS GROWING

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Across the country, we the people appear to be on the march, protesting what is perceived as the excesses of Wall Street. The movement was sparked by a small group of protesters camping out in a New York City park and now has affected the passions of thousands.

From far away it looks like a rock festival the morning after, with scattered sleeping bags. But the demonstrators taking part in the three-week-old protest against Wall Street have created a functioning city within the city, a small, working democracy.

BIKING NYC

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Biking is a great way to see the city. It's good exercise, easy on the wallet and good for the environment.

It's even more fun to ride if you know where to go, where to find a good bike shop and how to connect with local riders. A city’s bicycle community can point you in the right direction for the type of riding you like.

Ir was in June of 2009 when the city reached its ambitious goal of building 200 bike-lane miles in all five boroughs. In just three years, it nearly doubled the citywide on-street bike network while reshaping the city's streets to make them safer for everyone.

PELHAM EXPLOSION

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A fuel tanker offloading gasoline at a Pelham Manor service station erupted in a fireball before dawn. The explosion destroyed a truck and a snack shop but luckily caused no injuries. Firefighters from several towns kept the resulting fire from spreading to the station's stored gasoline.

The Oil City station is adjacent to one shopping center and across Pelham Parkway from another. Firefighters from Yonkers and White Plains helped the village department keep storage tanks cool while battling the truck fire. Investigators don't know the cause of the fire.

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