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This Week in History

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/31/2011 - 10:19
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Jul 31, 1975
Jimmy Hoffa disappears
Aug 01, 1961
Texans head for the thrills at Six Flags
Aug 02, 1990
Iraq invades Kuwait
Aug 03, 1958
Nautilus travels under North Pole
Aug 04, 1944
Anne Frank captured
Aug 05, 2002
Divers recover U.S.S. Monitor turret
Aug 06, 1945
American bomber drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima

Headlines 7/31/11

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/31/2011 - 09:58
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DEFAULT ROLLER COASTER. Deal or No Deal?

SELF INFLICTED DEFAULT. Who in US to Blame?

SYRIAN TROOPS KILL DEMONSTRATORS. Final Crush Before Ramadan?

ALASKA PLANES DEATHS. 4 Die in Mid Air Collision.

NASSAU COLISEUM CRUNCH. Highest US Property Taxes.

WRITE FOR CITY ISLAND IMAGES

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/31/2011 - 00:04

Are you a writer?

Do you TRULY LOVE to write?

Are you inspiring for other writers?

Are you a creative content developer?

Can you find the 'voice' and to develop it?

Can you help young students to learn to love to write?

Are you self motivating in finding what 'sparks' a person to want to write?

Can you use important writing basics: vocab, spelling, sentence structure, punctuation?

If you have answered YES to ALL of the above we would like to hear from you!

Please send a well written story to us as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Write Stuff and Much More

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/30/2011 - 21:46

It seems to me that for thousands of years, good penmanship has had so much to to do with the quality of the writing instruments we utilize.

Nowadays, when handwritten letters have taken a backseat to text messages, typed notes and e-mails on our home or work desk top computers, our lap-tops, or our hand held electronic devices, that old fashioned hand written letter and personal note is held in great esteem.

GAMBLING ADDICTS

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/30/2011 - 21:28

There are now more slot machines in the U.S. than ATMs. In this news story, you will also learn the opinion of some scientists who believe the new video versions of the old "one-armed bandits" may be addicting their players. But with states strapped for cash in this slowly recovering economy, casinos and slots are providing desperately needed tax revenue to the 38 states that allow gambling.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7374764n&tag=nl.e882

I LOVE BRONX @ SUNDAY

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/30/2011 - 20:40

SUNDAY, JULY 31 • 2 pm and 4 pm
HERE COMES THE SUN and STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
2 pm Rockwood Drive, Van Cortlandt Park*
4 pm McGinley Center, Fordham University

The BAE's ELECTRONIC MOSHOLU CRASH returns with its unique tribute to music of the 1960s - The Beatles, Buddy Holly, The Kinks, Herman's Hermits, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and more!

Lily Claire Nudsbaum - vocals
Dave Brandwein - guitar and vocals
Andrei Matorin - violin
Brian Kesley - bass
Jovol Bell - drums

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 - LET'S TANGO!
Raul Jaurena Trio (bandoneon, violin and piano) with

CITY ISLAND JUSTICE

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/30/2011 - 19:12

The City Island Civic met this week at the Community Center @ 190 Fordham Street. Residents discussed their concerns and the discussion turned to drinking and driving. The civic message was loud and clear.

CITY ISLAND PUBLIC LIBARY

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/30/2011 - 11:03

There is so much information available at City Island's NYPL about City Island, NY and for islanders.

TODAY @ 2P

The See Ya Laters have an energetic acoustic act and remains to be the primary goal of their music - to get their audiences up and dancing and interacting and having a good time. "'You don’t need electricity to rock,’ could be the band’s motto. They're an original old-time band that plays high energy Americana.

DVD 2010

Underneath The News

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/30/2011 - 10:23
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House Speaker puts together votes to pass debt bill but The Senate rejects it by a 59-41 vote, with all Democrats, two independents and six Republicans joining in opposition.

Norway mourns the slaughtered in madman's anti-Islamic rampage. First funeral was for an 18-year-old Kurdish refugee from Iraq who fled there with her family in 1996.

Survivor of Jeffrey Dahmer's murder spree busted in death of another homeless man. Tracy Edwards was charged with reckless endangerment for throwing a man off a bridge.

NY TO GUYANA PLANE CRASH

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/30/2011 - 09:50
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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.