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GLORIA

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:19

On Monday, August 15th at 9pm EST/PST, HBO Documentary Films will premiere a new documentary Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words. Rarely does such a feminist occasion come along and the Women's Media Center which Gloria co-founded six years ago is using the film as an opportunity to launch an generational discussion about the future of feminism. Gloria uses the film as a rallying cry and asks people to use "their own voices" to plot the next 40 years of feminism.

http://womensmediacenter.com/blog/gloria-steinem

Welcome Arabella

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/06/2011 - 09:57
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City Island Images wishes to congratulate City Island resident and corporate attorney Michelle Santoro. Michelle has given birth to baby Arabella. She is 17 1/2 inches and weighs 5 lbs. 14 oz. Michelle's blood pressure was very high and doctors decided to perform a c-section.

Michelle and Arabella are both doing well. Mom Michelle and baby Arabella are both expected back on City Island next week. They are at Stamford Hospital until Sunday or Monday.

Headlines 8/6/11

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/06/2011 - 09:20
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DEFICIT SHORTFALL. S & P Downgrades Credit Rating.

FORWARD OR BACKWARDS. Ask America's Poor.

EAST AFRICA CRISIS. Starvation Increases.

AFGHANISTAN DEATHS. US Special Forces.

PATH INCREASES. NY/NJ Toll Hikes.

Speak Up Now

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/06/2011 - 00:02

After reaching an agreement to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and avoid default, Congressional leaders now face a new challenge: forming the debt “Super Committee”.

News Underneath Headlines

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 14:32
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512 points drop for the Dow as many fear a U.S. recession. Dow has fallen nine out of the past ten trading days.

Levi Aron pleads not guilty. He describes the boy's slaying and dismemberment and about his noxious notoriety.

A baseball signed by Joe DiMaggio and sealed with a MM kiss. Marilyn Monroe kissed ball in 54- It sells $60,000.

NY/Boston Rivalry continues as Yankees battle Red Sox at Fenway Park. Which is best? First place on the line.

I LOVE LUCY - 100 Anniversary Celebrations. Do you love Lucille Ball also?

I LOVE LUCY - EVERYBODY LOVES LUCY

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 14:02

Lucille Ball would have been 100, which is a pretty great reason for several networks to celebrate with marathons of her work this weekend.

I remember being sad when the red headed comedienne died at age 77 in 1989; I loved Lucy that much. She was married to my Cuban role model, Desi Arnaz.

SUMMER STREETS

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 13:55

Summer Streets takes place on consecutive Saturdays this summer -They are August 6, 13 and 20 from 7:00 am - 1:00 pm. The 2011 route connects the Brooklyn Bridge with Central Park, with recommended spurs along low-traffic streets to the Hudson River, Harlem and Governors Island, allowing participants to plan a route as long or short as they wish.

Headlines 8/5/11

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 09:09
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GLOBAL STOCKS DOWN. Market Fears Rising?

JOBS REPORT. Unemployment Grows

ECONOMIC WOES. Worldwide Worries.

FAA FUNDING. Temporary Congressional Relief.

NATO KILLS KADAFY. His Son May Have Been Killed.

I LOVE LUCY. Everyone Loves Lucille Ball - American Original.

100 Years - Marshall McLuhan

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 23:13

Was mass media guru Marshall McLuhan a deep thinker, a charlatan, a '60s fad or a bit of all three? "His books will probably be mined for years to come by clever prospectors hunting . . . for bits of invaluable ore," observes Marchand in this first full-scale biography.

Professor McLuhan grew up on the Canadian prairie and learned irrepressible verbal aggressiveness from his violent-tempered mother. He had a photographic memory and suffered repeated blackouts as an adult.

Wall Street Woes - US Stocks Dumped on Bleak Economic Fears

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 17:18
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With the Dow Jones industrial average falling down the tubes more than 500 points, the stock market has drastically dropped as Wall Street retreats downwards and economic worries smash the nation's lingering employment weakness.

US Stocks plummeted, with the Dow shedding as much as 500 points, amid worries the already sluggish American economy could stumble into another recession and the European debt crisis may soon be spreading.