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    Times Notices Conflicts Between Public Schools and Charters

    The New York Times reports today that charter schools are sometimes in conflict with their public-school hosts, particularly as regards space, on which some P.S. personnel and parents think they get shafted: at Middle School 126 in Williamsburg, for ...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Roy Edroso on November 30, 2009 @ 10:09 am
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    Paterson Says He'll Cut $1.6 Billion All by Himself

    Well and truly fed up with the inactive legislature, Governor Paterson claims he can cut $1.6 billion from the budget deficit by executive fiat. He seems safe from accusations of Stalinism in this instance, as the cuts are said to be mainly glean...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Roy Edroso on November 30, 2009 @ 9:12 am
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    Are The Twilight: New Moon Stars Gay?

    Yikes! Could it be true? Two actors in a movie actually homosexual? (Rolls eyes.) But wait a minute, I'm really not so sure. Yeah, Kristen seems a bit butchie to me, but maybe she's just a free spirit with a brooding demeanor and a refusal to over-...

    @ La Daily Musto by Michael Musto on November 30, 2009 @ 9:00 am
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    Our Front Pages

    The Times says Obama's upcoming address will announce 30,000 fresh troops for the Graveyard of Empires -- but (headline voice) "Obama's Speech on Afghanistan to Envision Exit." The end is always in sight. Our tabs battle it out for Ti...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Roy Edroso on November 30, 2009 @ 8:33 am
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    Feds Looking to Set Up Allen Ginsberg?

    April 21, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 27 U.S. Tried to 'Set Up' Ginsberg for Dope Run By Marlene Nadle Musician Jack William Martin, underground film-maker Jack Smith, and poet Piero Heliczer were convicted last week in Federal court of assaulting narcotic...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Tony Ortega on November 30, 2009 @ 6:00 am
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    Rightbloggers Find the Real White House Gatecrasher Story: Obama's Radical Ties

    "No American beef was presented to our international guests." (The Prime Minister is a vegetarian.) "Let Them Eat Arugula," cried Moonbattery. "Fresh arugula in November? Really?" asked Red State Eclectic. "Uh - how long does fancy lettuce keep? ...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Roy Edroso on November 30, 2009 @ 12:24 am
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    Quick hits

    The Obama administration is suggesting a voluntary ban on lobbyists serving on 915 Federal Advisory Committees which consult with federal agencies on government policy. The lobbyists, one of whom helped write the legislation which created the Committ...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 29, 2009 @ 8:26 pm
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    DOT considering traffic camera at hit-and-run intersection on Staten Island

    The meeting between the pastor and school principal of Our Lady Queen of Peace church and employees of Greenman-Peterson Inc., consultants for the DOT's Safe Routes to Schools program, was the first of three meetings required by the program to assess...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 29, 2009 @ 7:49 pm
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    Paterson proposes cut in anti-smoking funds

    Our own Mayor Bloomberg is leaning heavily on government smoking cessation and patch programs in his effort to bring the local smoking rate down to 12% by 2012, but he's willing to pay for it out of pocket if necessary....

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 29, 2009 @ 7:16 pm
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    The Bronx tops food stamp list

    Bronx County, with a 13.3% unemployment rate, has joined Hidalgo County, TX as the US counties of their size with the greatest share of people receiving food stamps at 29%. Nationally, 1 in 8 adults and one in 4 children are using food stamps, accord...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 29, 2009 @ 5:57 pm
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    Feds plan to battle foreclosure crisis with social awkwardness

    Along with slowing payments to uncooperative mortgage lenders, one of their main weapons, according to Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Michael S. Barr, will be embarrassment, which presumably will be more effective than the sh...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 29, 2009 @ 2:25 pm
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    Sidewalk Santas aren't coming to town

    Sidewalk Santa proceeds provide food vouchers for families with hardships, homebound elderly and people living with serious illnesses, You can donate directly to the food voucher program here. ...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 29, 2009 @ 1:43 pm
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    Espada intimidates some Soundview Healthcare employees

    sent letters to workers at his perenially-investigated Soundview Healthcare Network in October instructing them to "immediately" contact Soundview lawyers Hafetz & Necheles if they're contacted by law enforcement in any form. Espada claims he was jus...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 29, 2009 @ 12:50 pm
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    Senate report: Bush, Rumsfeld let bin Laden get away

    What the report concludes that those commanders are responsible for is the escape and continuing leadership of Mullah Omar, "[a] semi-literate leader who... re-emerged at the helm of the Taliban-led insurgency, which has grown more sophisticated and ...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 29, 2009 @ 12:15 pm
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    Westbury Wal-Mart evacuated for christmas tree fire

    Happily, we avoided post-Thanksgiving Wal-Mart deaths on Long Island this year, but we did get a fire. According to Newsday, 2,000 shoppers and employees were evacuated from the WalMart on Old Country Road in Westbury today after a worker discovere...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 28, 2009 @ 7:28 pm
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    Quick hits

    Rep. Patrick Kennedy is scheduled to speak Monday at Brown University about healthcare. This marks Kennedy's first public appearance since he and Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin went public with their conflict over abortion. -- Police in Sunset Pa...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 28, 2009 @ 6:41 pm
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    Upstate wants a divorce

    If a secession bill made it out of committee, which it never has, all of the county legislatures would have to choose to take part, a win for supporters of the undefined would-be breakaway state would be non-binding, and unless our secesh friends pla...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 28, 2009 @ 3:53 pm
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    Staten Island hit and run was a family affair

    It makes a sort of twisted sense that Allmir Lekperic would try to find a way to wiggle out. Lekperic, 26, was driving with a suspended license when he allegedly struck and killed an elderly Staten Island couple on their way to Thanksgiving Eve mass ...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 28, 2009 @ 2:04 pm
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    Have you seen: a Manhattan rapist in a White Sox cap

    Anyone with information should call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), log on to WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or text 274637 (Crimes) and enter TIP577. ...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 28, 2009 @ 10:48 am
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    Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free

    Saturday After-Thanksgiving hike, Van Cortlandt Park City Winery benefit for Food Band for New York City, featuring John Hammond. Art Spiegelman, Francoise Mouly, and Jerry Pinkney at the holiday kickoff at Books of Wonder Walking tour, Flushing...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 28, 2009 @ 6:09 am
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