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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/17/2011 - 21:17

The Bronx DA's office announced the sentencing of a drunk truck driver who pinned a young City Island girl back on November 13, 2010. She was standing on the sidewalk on City Island avenue, when Peter Wolfman allegedly lost control of his truck while making an illegal U-turn.

17 year old Emily Sexton, a City Island resident was waiting for a bus, when she became the victim of an alcohol and drug intoxicated truck driver, who has since been sentenced to prison for vehicular assault.

SALSA MEETS JAZZ WITH DAVE VALENTIN ON ORCHARD BEACH

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/17/2011 - 17:55
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Bronx Lebanon Hospital, in association with The Bronx Tourism Council, The Borough President and The National Jazz Museum today presented a free concert on Orchard Beach. The live music included Grammy Award winner Dave Valentin. The native New Yorker and Latin Jazz flute maestro lives here in the Bronx and studied at Bronx Community College.

Valentin has recorded over 15 albums, combining the influence of Rhythm and Blues, Pop Music, Brazilian music with Salsa, Latin and Smooth Jazz to create a slick and accessible form of crossover sound.

NYC Severe Weather Warning

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:16
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Notification issued 7/17/11 by The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The agency has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for New York City until 1:00 AM Monday. For more information please visit:

http://1.usa.gov/NNxJS

notifynyc@oem.nyc.gov
Contact Phone: 212-639-9675

This Week in History

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:06
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Newsworthy Dates - Jul 17 - Jul 23

Jul 17, 1955
Disneyland opens-Disneyland, Walt Disney's metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy, and futurism, opens on July 17, 1955. The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, California, and soon brought in staggering profits. Today, Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year, who spend close to $3 billion.

Jul 18, 1940

Headlines 7/17/11

Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:20
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ECONOMISTS WARN WASHINGTON. Let's Make A Deal Soon

HOME RUN FOR CASEY. Anthony Released From Prison Protected By Guards With $537.68

MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING US SENATOR. Barbara Boxer Threatened

UN AIDS DISASTER IN THE DESERT. Help 10 Million Somalians - http://saveone.net

400 AMERICANS HAVE MORE WEALTH THAN 400 MILLION AMERICANS. Why the Unbalance?

FINAL SHUTTLE MISSION END THIS WEEK. NASA's Final Frontier

NATIONAL HEAT WAVE. Punishing Temperatures on the Way.

TEAM USA TODAY. America vs Japan in World Cup Final.

BRITISH OPEN. One of Several Americans Could Win.

Never Too Old to Break Records

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/16/2011 - 13:49
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What is a Tom Watson sandwich? It's a 72 that was far more impressive at 61 years of age, on Saturday at Royal St. George's. To make the situation even more incredible, Mr. Watson played during some of very difficult weather conditions.

Tom Watson would have liked the climatic conditions at Royal St. George's on Saturday during the third round of the Open Championship be better, but Watson did not complain and walked away to score his 2 over par score the best of the day when he finished and well into the afternoon.

FUNNY FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND MORE LAUGHS

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/16/2011 - 12:00

Funny Quotes

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
Rodney Dangerfield

When a man brings his wife flowers for no reason, there's a reason.
Molly McGee

Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted a whole day.
Mickey Rooney

In olden times, sacrifices were made at the altar, a practice that still continues.
Helen Rowland

Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with friends. You order what you want, then when you see what the other fellow has, you wish you had ordered that.
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Issues and Answers

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/16/2011 - 11:48

If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?

Would a fly without wings be called a walk?

Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?

If the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?

Why do they put Braille on the drive-through bank machines?

If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?

How do they get the deer to cross at that yellow road sign?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest drown too?

PUPPET SHOW

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/16/2011 - 11:01

Friends of Pelham Bay Park is sponsoring a puppet show at today's Family Fun Day. Please, join in at the Playground for All Children near Bruckner Boulevard from 12 noon - 4 PM today. It should be fun for all who show!