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What? It Snowed Again; Gabby Giffords Moves to Houston Rehab; Passenger Goes Nuts on Plane


It snowed. Again. Apparently this winter has given us 32 inches so far. Last night’s contribution was three or four. If you’re like us, you slept through the whole thing. But it looks pretty outside! MTA has issued a winter weather service advisory. Also, you are hereby warned not to drive. The weekend looks sunny. Give it til Tuesday and it may snow again. [CBS, Weather]

• Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is being moved to a Houston rehab facility today. She continues to make progress and has been able to go outside, said Dr. Peter Rhee, to do her physical therapy. [CNN]

• An Austrian bank robber’s disguise is a Barack Obama mask. [Houston Chronicle]

• A man went crazy on a flight from Rio to JFK yesterday when he discovered that his way to the bathroom was blocked. He kicked over a beverage cart and punched a flight attendant in the stomach. [NYP]

• A fire department in Long Island seems to be a little bit obsessed with the confederate flag. People are talking! [NBC NY]

• There was a fire on the Lower East Side, at 99 Rivington — the place formerly known as Paul’s Boutique (now Three Monkeys) — last night. [Bowery Boogie]

New York: We’re really good losers! [NYT]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 21, 2011

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