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WEBSITES 4 KIDS

Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/14/2011 - 01:28

Since the market is potentially lucrative, some companies are gearing up for the gold rush by creating websites strictly for kids, and these websites allow parents to create profiles for their own children.

Common Sense Media reviews the media in kids' lives and keeps an eye on kid-oriented social networks.
Here is their top ten Pix over the last few years.

ScuttlePad (2010) Age 7+

Social network with training wheels is safe but limited.

Togetherville (2010) Age 7+

Kids' social site connects to parents' Facebook friends.

WhatsWhat.me (2011) Age7+

BEACH WHEELCHAIRS

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/13/2011 - 18:20

The Friends of Pelham Bay Park, joined by NYC Parks & Recreation, the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, several donors and friends to announce the purchase of two new beach wheelchairs to be used on Orchard Beach. Wheelchair-bound beach goers were given a chance to test out the new chairs on the sand.

KIDS LIVE WELL

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/13/2011 - 13:37

Starting today, children will find some cool new choices on their restaurant menus. These choices will also make the adults happy.

More than 15,000 restaurants in the USA representing 19 chains, including the likes of Burger King, I-HOP, Cracker Barrel, Chili's, Denny's and others are participating in a voluntary new initiative called Kids LiveWell.

Beginning today these two will join forces National Restaurant Association & Healthy Dining:

www.healthydiningfinder.com

NAKED SWIMMER

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/13/2011 - 12:33
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Police investigators say a man was spotted swimming naked next to a fuel farm near JFK.

When security patrols saw him, the man tried to hide near the fuel tanks, but did not enter the restricted area. The naked man was charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. He has been taken to a hospital to test his mental capacity.

According to officials, airport perimeter security plans are approved by the Transportation Security Administration.

Headlines 7/13/11

Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/13/2011 - 09:21
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DEBT SHOWDOWN CONTINUES. Politicians Pass The Buck.

MISSING BOY FOUND DEAD. Murder Investigation Launched.

AFGHANISTAN FUNERAL. President Grieves Murder of Brother.

MURDOCK MEDIA HACKING CONTROVERSY. More Arrests.

MOTHER NATURE HEATWAVE BREAK. Cooler Weather Ahead.

WOMEN SOCCER FRANCE VS AMERICA TODAY. Go USA

CRIMINAL JUSTICE ALERT

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:54

An alert has been issued by the NY State Department of Criminal Justice Services for a missing Child named Leibby Kletzky, male, age 8. The child was last seen near 44th St near 12th Ave in Brooklyn at 4:50 PM on 7/11/11, wearing a black yarmulke, blue and green striped polo shirt, blue pants, with thin hair and payot curls. The individual is 4' tall, 50 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

For a photo visit: http://bit.ly/q3axr3.

If the child is seen, contact 1-800-577-TIPS.

City Island Business Welcomes Hometown Hero

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 10:32
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Native New Yorker and 22 year old Mario Ayala is back on City Island after serving a long year of active duty in Afghanistan. This well deserved vacation is an opportunity for him to reconnect with his family, his friends and to enjoy time away from the everyday stress and duties of being a service member assigned to war.

The US Army chemical weapons specialist did not want to talk about his Army experience, but his military rank is more than just who salutes whom. It is more about wearing a badge of leadership and courage.

Headlines 7/12/11

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 09:57
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BROTHER OF AFGHAN PRESIDENT ASSASSINATED. US AND Hamid Karzai Loose powerful Ally.

TOP DEFENSE CONTRACTOR HACKED. US Military Records are Compromised.

BETTY FORD TRIBUTES. Dignitaries Pay Former First Lady Respect in California.

MARIO COMES MARCHING HOME AGAIN. City Island Army Hero.

TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT INDEX. Scorching Weather Continues.

HOT Summer on City Island

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 15:53
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NYC's Office of Emergency Management issued a heat alert and opened cooling centers throughout The Bronx. Officials are offering to take in those people who don't have air conditioning, urging residents to take care of their elderly friends and family members, as well as children.

Local area businesses get a traffic boost when these hot temperatures soar because more people are looking for cooler locations to visit. Residents who have to be outside are urged to slow down, stay out of the sun as much as possible and drink plenty of liquids.

HOT? Get Yourself A Free Drink

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:44

Today is Monday, July 11, therefore it is Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven. To commemorate their 84th birthday, the convenience store chain has announced plans to give away millions of free Slurpees to hot, thirsty people at thousands of USA locations in an event officially known as 7-Eleven Day.

One might think that giving away so many free Slurpees would put a dent in 7-Eleven's bottom line, but according to the company, they sell enough Slurpees each year to fill 12 Olympic-sized swimming pools. It sounds like they can afford it.