RIP ~ CAPTAIN ED SADLER 1916-2011

Submitted by ub on Sat, 11/12/2011 - 10:33
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He was the longest living resident of City Island and our most senior clam digger. He was and will always remain in my memory as a proud father, an even prouder grandfather and the proudest great grandfather ever, as well as my oldest and wisest friend.

City Island lost an old angel at 7:30 this morning, while the heavens have now claimed a new one.

Headlines 11/12/11

Submitted by ub on Sat, 11/12/2011 - 09:27
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PENN STATE BRACES. Final Football Festivities.

CHOPPER CRASH. Mexico Security Chief.

BASEBALL PLAYER FREED. Kidnapping.

JAPAN NUKE. New Inspections.

OCCUPY. More Arrests.

C-130 "Angel Flight"

Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/11/2011 - 19:49

This video is about a song called "Angel Flight"... It is terrific. The song
is being performed with "effects." Listen to the words of the pilot and the
tower, and make sure you sit quietly and listen at the very end.. You will
understand why one of the singers said he would be glad to help with the
song.....if he could stop crying. This is beautiful. God bless Vets!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Ikj1hZDnw&feature=related

SAMUEL CLEMENS aka MARK TWAIN

He was born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri and died on April 21, 1910 in Redding, Connecticut. Clemens grew up in Hannibal, Mo., on the West Bank of the Mississippi. At age 13 he was apprenticed to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for the paper. http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/164886-1

Mark Twain, The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn
C-SPAN's Video Library: Mark Twain

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UNESCO BUDGET SHORTFALL

Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/11/2011 - 13:52

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today the agency will temporarily halt some activities owing to the $65 million budget shortfall resulting from the United States’ decision to withhold its dues, and launched a new online tool to enable donors to help offset the loss.

The new fund is one of several measures announced by Director-General Irina Bokova in an address to the 36th session of UNESCO’s General Conference that ended today in Paris.

IMOW

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Curating Change: Leila Janah on Equality

“Women are the world's silent majority. We do not, for the most part, start wars and hoard resources … However, we earn 10% of the world's income and own 1% of the property. Our wages are roughly 17% lower than men's. Something has to change, and soon.”
--Leila Janah on Equality

Our final installment in 2011 of Curating Change features social entrepreneur Leila Janah on Equality. Leila is the founder of the organization Samasource, which provides work to marginalized women and youth living in poverty around the globe.

BRONX VICTORY MEMORIAL @ PELHAM PARK

Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/11/2011 - 10:41
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In our back yard, we have one of the most impressive monuments ever erected in NYC, The Bronx Victory Memorial was designed by architect and landscaper John J. Sheridan 1888-1954 and sculptors Belle Kinney 1877-1959 and Leopold Scholz 1877-1946.

Headlines 11/11/11

Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/11/2011 - 10:11
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EUROZONE. Technocrats To Lead Greece and Italy.

PENN STATE SCANDAL. Wider Repercussions.

GOP CANDIDATES. Top Four Reshuffle.

US PIPELINE PLUGGED. For Politics.

VETERANS DAY. 11 /11 / 11.

New Neurophysiology Lab

Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/10/2011 - 21:27

NY State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/ Westchester) will join administrators and faculty members of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University to officially open their new Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory on Friday, November 11th. Several pieces of equipment, including advanced electroencephalogram (EEG) systems,stimulus delivery equipment and specialized video recording devices, were purchased through a $1 million capital grant that Klein secured in the 2009-
2010 budget cycle.

Senator Klein, Dr. Allen Spiegel, Dean, Ruth Gottesman, Chair

11/11/11 CIVILITY DAY

Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/10/2011 - 20:59

Make a bet, a wish, begin a new friendship, or just do something nice for someone at 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011. All over the world, many people are planning to mark the triple convergence of 11s, hoping it will bring them good fortune or at least try something new. I plan to buy 11 lottery tickets (each, of course, including the number 11). At precisely at 11:11 a.m...

Some folks seem to think that on 11/11 magic will happen, things may come true, it could happen to you, or me, or all of US.