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10 DAY VACATION

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:20
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Most of that hot summer weather may be behind us, but the heat is being turned up for President Obama.

A Congressional Black Caucus member says Obama's bus tour ignored suffering African-American communities and visited mostly white areas.

Meanwhile, there's been a series of questions asked concerning the timing and his choice of locations to take a two week vacation. The President is headed for the beach - and he's getting an earful about taking a family vacation from his opponents.

Headlines 8/18/11

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:25
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CORNERING KHADAFY. Rebels Surround Tripoli.

OBAMA BUS TOUR. White Neighborhoods?

PRESIDENT VACATIONS. Economic Hardships Continue.

US & CHINA. High Level Talks. VP Biden Visits PRC.

BERT REYNOLDS. Florida Foreclosure.

$25 K READERS DIGEST WRITERS CONTEST

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:18
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Reader’s Digest: $25,000 - If you write "The Story of You" to a crisp and compelling 150 words, not letters characters—this is not a Twitter contest. Simply Put, Reader’s Digest is holding the “Your Life…” writing contest. Their grand prize winner will earn $25,000. Ten runner-ups get $2,500. Eleven honorees will also be published.

Facebook fans will have a chance to vote for favorites. The most popular Facebook entry will also receive $2,500.

If you wish to enter, submit your life story in 150 words or less on Reader’s Digest‘s Facebook page.
The deadline is November 1st.

E-MAIL SCAM

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 20:28

The New York State Police Computer Crime Unit is issuing a warning about the new release of a hoax e-mail that purports to be a Uniform Traffic Ticket from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles issued by the New York State Police. This e-mail is not from the State Police or the Department of Motor Vehicles.

New Bronx City Planning Commissioner

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 16:45
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Orlando Marín, Bronx President’s nomination to the City Planning Commission, has been approved by a vote of the City Council. Mr. Marín will begin on August 23, replacing Kenneth Knuckles.

Hey, What's APP-Bing or Goo-Gling?

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 16:20
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NEWSHOOKS - NYC's full of exhibitions, lectures, free films, gallery shows, free concerts and performances.
it's now possible to stay up to date with the scene, now that you have our guide to the hottest happenings.

Need a recommendation on a museum exhibitions? Theater performances? Concerts? City Island Images has it for you.... From dance to theater, painting to music, you can preview exhibits, meet artists, get a complete arts calendar, and watch the latest videos and listen to pod casts.

NEWSHOOKS will search and post some of the best recommendations.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH or FREE CELL PHONE SERVICES?

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 15:53
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Americans don't like it when censorship happens anywhere. We find it unacceptable when it occurs. Was the recent actions in San Francisco the same, or different?

Bay Area Rapid Transit - San Francisco's public transportation agency blocked cell phone service before a planned protest against BART police. This is the first time that we know of that a government agency in the United States has censored cell phones to try to silence criticism against them.

Was BART's decision to shut down access to mobile communications wrong?

Headlines 8/17/11

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 09:53
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PATH-ETIC INCREASE. Commuters Fight 50% Toll and Fare Hikes.

BACK TO SCHOOL. Joplin, Missouri Kids Return to Class.

CHILD POVERTY RISING. Alarming Rate Increases.

BIG TOBACCO FUMING. Object to Government Labels.

WEATHER BREAK. Beautiful Day On Today.

A New Minister - Reverend Yew

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 13:08

City Island worshipers have new minister and his wife are settling into a new assignment and their new home at 113 Bay Street. His name is Reverend Ezra Hongchang Yew.

Minister Yew was kind enough to sit down and talk with City Island Images. He says he invites all races and nationalities to visit the church and participate in the many services. Trinity United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Bay Street and City Island avenue.

Headlines 8/16/11

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 09:47
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2012 ELECTION CAMPAIGN. Slogan - Where Are The Jobs?

PENTAGON PENSIONS. Changes for Military Veterans?

WALL STREET JOBS. Cuts Looming?

WW II BATAAN VETERAN. Dead at 105.

NIAGARA FALLS. Woman Drowns.