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Headlines 11/8/11

Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 10:11
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ELECTION DAY. Governors, Health Care, Abortion.

HIGH TECH SURVEILLANCE. Court & GPS.

FRAZIER DEAD. Loses Cancer Battle.

WARNINGS. In Bound Asteroid.

HERMAN CAINE. Camp Pain.

GUILTY

Submitted by ub on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 17:18

A Los Angeles County Superior Court Jury has reached a verdict in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who was accused of involuntary manslaughter in the June 25, 2009 death of pop star Michael Jackson.

Dr. Murray faces up to four years in prison and loss of his medical license.

The judge has discretion to decide the sentence. He will receive recommendations from a probation department report and both attorneys.

NYC Schools and Library Partnership

Submitted by ub on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 15:32

The pilot program, called Biblio Schools, comes as the city has cut assistance for teachers to buy supplies will serve schools in Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx.

This partnership between the New York Public Library and the NYC Public Schools will allow teachers to borrow books online and have them delivered directly to classrooms. The NYPL hopes to find funding to expand the program within two years.

US WEALTH DIFFERS AMONG AGE GROUPS

Submitted by ub on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 15:28

There is a record breaking difference between the young and the old in terms of financial status.

US households headed by someone under age 35 had their median net worth decreased by 27% in 2009 as a result of liabilities, mostly a combination of credit card debt and student loans. No other age group had anywhere near that level of unsecured liability acting as a drag on net worth; the next closest was the 35-44 age group, at 10 percent.

Headlines 11/7/11

Submitted by ub on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:58
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EURO-ZONE. Troubles For Italy.

ELECTION DAY. Nicaraguan Landslide.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT. School Increases.

SEX ABUSE SCANDAL. Penn State Football.

WEALTH GAP WIDENS. Between Young and Old.

“THE ANNE HUTCHINSON YEAR”

Submitted by ub on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 19:59

Please join in this unique and very special "Anne Hutchinson Year" closing event:

The Treeplanting Ceremony--honoring the memory of our pioneer foremother--will include the opportunity to add our bit of earth to the tree, and to each say a word or a phrase about her or about AHY events you've hosted or attended....

Bartow Pell Mansion

Submitted by ub on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 18:40

Tuesday, November 8

7:30 p.m.

Author Carol Wallace discusses her new book, Leaving Van Gogh--her first historical novel.

"A haunting novel of bold strokes and fine-grained gestures, one that resonates long after its last, luminous page. In Carol Wallaces' masterful hands Van Gogh's pictures spring to life every bit as brilliantly as does the painter himself." Stacy Schiff, author of Cleopatra: A Life.

www.bpmm.org

Saturday,
November 12
10 a.m. -1 p.m.

Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

Submitted by ub on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 17:19
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As Veteran’s Day 2011 approaches, City Island Images invites everyone to join us in paying tribute to those who have answered the call and served our nation honorably.

We are marking the day by publishing the names of every veteran who we can identify, who has served USA with pride and dedication.

We welcome a list with the names of your friends and family members, suggestions, or both.

If you are on City Island, please call or fax X1607, or if you have an e-mail, reach out with your list of names, so we may add these names to our VIP list.

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NYC MARATHON

Submitted by ub on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 14:41

Geoffrey Mutai has won the men’s part of the New York City Marathon and, Firehiwot Dado of Ethiopia, 27 has won the women’s race in an unbelievable comeback with a time of two hours, 23 minutes and 15 seconds.

This Week in History

Submitted by ub on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 09:26
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This Week in History, Nov 6 - Nov 12

Nov 06, 1962
U.N. condemns apartheid. The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calling on all its members to end economic and military relations with the country.

Nov 07, 1991
Magic Johnson announces he is HIV positive. N. American basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson stuns the world by announcing his sudden retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers, after testing positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Nov 08, 1895