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    Giuliani beats the 9/11 drums

    Predictably ignoring the fact that even Republican primary voters fairly decisively declined last year to take advantage of his mad national security skills, the president of 9/11 is weighing in this weekend on the decision to try the 9/11 plotters i...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 15, 2009 @ 12:09 pm
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    Brooklyn rabbinical student wins WBA title

    Foreman is married to Leyla Leidecker, a model/director he met at Gleason's Gym (she boxes too). It was Leidecker who set off his interest in studying judaism after she googled "kaballah" and found Dov Ber Binson, the Chabad rabbi he studies with. He...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 15, 2009 @ 12:07 pm
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    Free flu shots

    Shots are available for anyone between 4 and 24, pregnant women, caregivers of infants, and people from 25 to 64 who are at high risk because of existing health problems. Clinics will be open until 5 today. The locations are here....

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 15, 2009 @ 11:38 am
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    Proof Positive that Malcolm Gladwell Isn't As Smart As You Think He Is

    Our immediate reaction is nearly always the same -- 'Wow! I never thought of it that way. What a genius this Malcolm Gladwell is!' But then, inevitably, as his seductive reasoning sinks in, we get the nagging feeling that Gladwell's been gaming us,...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Tony Ortega on November 15, 2009 @ 11:21 am
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    Madoff swag auction brings in almost $1m

    The hot sellers were Ruth's jewelry, Bernie's one-size-fits-all Mets jacket, and a baffling array of household tat, including a $7,500 buoy from the family yacht, two Igloo coolers for $250, and duck decoys that sold for $11.5k, sixty two times the e...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 15, 2009 @ 8:58 am
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    Ellis Island evacuated again

    A Jersey City fire official said that the powder was determined to be harmless, although they haven't determined yet what it was. ...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 14, 2009 @ 7:26 pm
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    State report: Con Ed partly responsible for death in Queens explosion

    At the time, Mayor Bloomberg chided anyone who precipitously suggested that Con Ed might be responsible, telling the News "it may be just one of those things, an accident, that happens."...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 14, 2009 @ 5:22 pm
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    Quick hits and follow ups

    Now that he's been re-elected, Bloomberg's backing off the free cross-town bus idea -- The AP has a brutal fact check of Sarah Palin's book which goes beyond checking facts to calling out hypocrisies. A sample: PALIN: Writes about a city councilma...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 14, 2009 @ 4:40 pm
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    Have you seen: an armed Brooklyn serial rapist

    In all three cases, the suspect displayed a weapon and forcibly assaulted the victim. In the case of the October assault, the victim was 14 years old. He's being described as 5'8"-5'11," 25-35 years old, from 220 - 250 lbs, with a large build and a d...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 14, 2009 @ 4:16 pm
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    NASA finds water on the moon

    LCROSS also detected carbon dioxide, iron, and compounds which chemically resemble methane, methanol and hydrocarbons. The ship used infrared, ultraviolet and visible light spectrometers to read the plumes NASA is particularly excited about the impl...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 14, 2009 @ 3:21 pm
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    Kelo outcome shows Atlantic Yards risk

    The outcome of New York's embattled eminent domain development projects is called into question by the economic development project which made them possible. The Pfizer research facility at the center of the Kelo v. New London Supreme Court decision...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 14, 2009 @ 3:13 pm
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    Balloon dad's coming to look for work

    Heene pleaded guilty to a felony charge of falsely influencing a public official (in this case, Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden), and stipulated to testimony that he planned the hoax for publicity, but he's been spinning like a centrifuge ever si...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 14, 2009 @ 12:39 pm
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    Oreo, RIP

    ASPCA President Ed Sayres released a statement yesterday regretting the necessity of "this most difficult and heartbreaking of decisions" Despite extensive behavior rehabilitation efforts undertaken by ASPCA staff, Oreo continued to lunge, growl, s...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 14, 2009 @ 10:12 am
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    Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free

    Saturday Pick up a special edition Elmo library card for the kid at the opening of the Brooklyn Library's 40th anniversary tribute to Sesame Street. Also crafts and that Elmo movie with Mandy Patinkin Apple crafts at King Manor Sunday the Yorkvil...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 14, 2009 @ 9:31 am
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    There Is a Bearded Dude In a Dress Currently Screaming "I Am the Master of All Reindeer" Outside Our Offices

    While we here at 36 Cooper Square have all gotten used to our uniquely daft brand of Bowery-runoff foot traffic--pimply NYU dross, sallow-faced post-methadone junkies, Adam Duritz--this particular act of public stupidity caught our attention because:...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Camille Dodero on November 13, 2009 @ 5:19 pm
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    ISO: Amusement Park Operator (Ask For Mike B.)

    The winning bidder is expected to, at the very least, open an amusement park on the former Astroland site by mid-May of next year. Though separate bids for the smaller chunks of land on either side of Stillwell Avenue will be considered, a single bid...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Neil deMause on November 13, 2009 @ 5:05 pm
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    Pedophile Evangelist Tony Alamo Sentenced to 175 Years

    A court hearing is scheduled for Jan. 13 to determine if five of the young women he took advantage of that 'right' with as a spiritual leader will get $2.7 million each of Alamo's money. One of them was eight years old when they "married." Alamo's l...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 13, 2009 @ 4:53 pm
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    Quick hit: accused 9/11 planners to face trial in NY

    Ramzi Bin al-Shibh, Walid bin Attash, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi. and "mastermind" Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be tried in what was the shadow of the World Trade Center. Holder is instructing prosecutors to ask for the death penalty...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 13, 2009 @ 4:13 pm
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    Quick hits

    Some folks are really unhappy about Brooklyn/Staten Island Democrat Michael McMahon's no vote on the health care bill. Some folks aren't. -- The city has made 700k WPA photos of New York addresses and another 800k of the same addresses taken in the...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 13, 2009 @ 3:38 pm
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    Aggregator site hit with subpoena, gag order

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation contacted Assistant U.S. Attorney Doris L. Pryor and established that the subpoena's demand for silence was not supported by a court order, and was not legally binding. Pryor said that she intended to get a court or...

    @ Runnin' Scared by Julia on November 13, 2009 @ 3:03 pm
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