City Island Business Welcomes Hometown Hero

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Native New Yorker and 22 year old Mario Ayala is back on City Island after serving a long year of active duty in Afghanistan. This well deserved vacation is an opportunity for him to reconnect with his family, his friends and to enjoy time away from the everyday stress and duties of being a service member assigned to war.

The US Army chemical weapons specialist did not want to talk about his Army experience, but his military rank is more than just who salutes whom. It is more about wearing a badge of leadership and courage.

Headlines 7/12/11

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BROTHER OF AFGHAN PRESIDENT ASSASSINATED. US AND Hamid Karzai Loose powerful Ally.

TOP DEFENSE CONTRACTOR HACKED. US Military Records are Compromised.

BETTY FORD TRIBUTES. Dignitaries Pay Former First Lady Respect in California.

MARIO COMES MARCHING HOME AGAIN. City Island Army Hero.

TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT INDEX. Scorching Weather Continues.

HOT Summer on City Island

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NYC's Office of Emergency Management issued a heat alert and opened cooling centers throughout The Bronx. Officials are offering to take in those people who don't have air conditioning, urging residents to take care of their elderly friends and family members, as well as children.

Local area businesses get a traffic boost when these hot temperatures soar because more people are looking for cooler locations to visit. Residents who have to be outside are urged to slow down, stay out of the sun as much as possible and drink plenty of liquids.

HOT? Get Yourself A Free Drink

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Today is Monday, July 11, therefore it is Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven. To commemorate their 84th birthday, the convenience store chain has announced plans to give away millions of free Slurpees to hot, thirsty people at thousands of USA locations in an event officially known as 7-Eleven Day.

One might think that giving away so many free Slurpees would put a dent in 7-Eleven's bottom line, but according to the company, they sell enough Slurpees each year to fill 12 Olympic-sized swimming pools. It sounds like they can afford it.

Headlines 7/11/11

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US DEBT CEILING TALKS CONTINUE. Meeting Scheduled Today on 4 Trillion Talk$.

JET BLUE FINDS STUN GUN. What Happened to Airport Security.

SPACE SHUTTLE DANGER. Astronauts in Harms Way.

WOMEN SOCCER VICTORY. USA Team Seals The Deal.

NYC HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT. Humidity Will Continue Until Tomorrow.

TODAY IS WORLD POPULATION DAY. East Africa Somalia Humanitarian Crisis.

911 MEMORIAL RESERVATIONS BEGIN TODAY. Available Online.

RESTAURANT WEEK IN NYC. Over 300 Restaurants Participating.

US GASOLINE PRICES FALL SLIGHTLY. Don't Expect Additional Drops.

Nearly 5.5 Million Americans Have Alzheimer's Disease

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Nearly 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, with an equal amount suffering mild, or early stages of this malady. The latest update in 30 years defines patients as being 65 and older, but evidence suggests that signs of this disease, which robs memory may start in the brain five to ten years before it is detected.

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer's Disease Research Center say that several biomarkers have been identified, but they are not ready for clinical usage as of yet pointing to a lack of standardization about how the tests are performed.

What Would AMR Say or Write...

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I wonder how either one of these two gentlemen journalists, who eventually went on to become American Media Royalty - What would they have to say or which words would they chose to write about the News of The World?
I am referring to Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain and Will Rogers.

BRONX SALSA FESTIVAL

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Bronx SalsaFest ends today with a Latin music concert featuring live music at Orchard Beach on Sunday.

Sponsored by the Bronx Tourism Council and funded in part by the NYC & Company Foundation.

For more information, visit www.bronxsalsafest.com - Call the Tourism Council at (718) 590-3527.

Bronx Write Bus

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The Bronx Council on the Arts has launched a new program for aspiring young writers.

On Tuesday, Bronx Write Bus Free Summer Youth Program will ride to art and cultural events across NYC.

During this journey, a writer or performer will introduce the youngsters to various writing forms - including humor, memoir, travel writing and poetry.

The program is designed for kids ages 12-18. For more information, (718) 931-9500, Ext. 21.

Headlines 7/10/11

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Today's Washington Political Chicken is No Game. The outcome could have a serious global impact.

Derek Jeter Blasts Into Baseball History. The shortstop captain is the only Yankee to hit 3K.

NYPD is searching for a Sex Offender who has attacked on Co-op City's Foot-bridge.

Work Continues for Space Shuttle Astronauts. To hook up with international space station.

News of The World Published It's Final Issue.

Enjoy this sunny weather while you can.

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