Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Family furious as last photo of John Gotti hits Net

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 4:46 AM

The last photo of John Gotti. He posed for the shot on Oct. 17, 2001, less than eight months before he died. Click for vintage photos of the Don's heyday.
The last photo of cancer-stricken mob boss John Gotti depicts a not-so-Dapper Don - and its release left his spouse a less-than-merry widow.
"It breaks my heart to see yet again the need for people to not allow him to rest in dignity...," an angry Victoria Gotti said Tuesday after the grim picture of a terminally-ill Gotti was posted on the Internet.
"It's sad that some human beings are such ghouls."
The 61-year-old Gambino family boss, in a head shot taken by the federal Bureau of Prisons less than eight months before his 2002 death, appears pale and doughy.
He's wearing a nondescript gray T-shirt, and his once-thick mane is receding, thinning and turning white.
The photo is the antithesis of Gotti's public face from the 1980s, when the menacing boss - clad in $2,000 Brioni suits, his skin bronzed and hair perfectly coiffed - reigned as public enemy No. 1.

Drugs in Sports Hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress will take yet another look at drugs in sports Wednesday, with a hearing that will feature top names from all four major professional leagues, the NCAA and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, NBA commissioner David Stern and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman are scheduled to testify Wednesday before a House subcommittee that has been working separately from the committee that held last week's high-profile hearing featuring Roger Clemens.

Also on the witness list are players' union executive directors Donald Fehr (baseball), Gene Upshaw (NFL), William Hunter (NBA) and Paul Kelly (NHL).

The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection has scheduled the hearing on "Drugs in Sports: Compromising the Health of Athletes and Undermining the Integrity of Competition."

Monday, February 25, 2008

Coens `Country' Wins Best Picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Coen brothers completed
their journey from the fringes to Hollywood's mainstream on Sunday,
their crime saga "No Country for Old Men" winning four Academy Awards,
including best picture, in a ceremony that also featured a strong
international flavor.

Javier Bardem won for
supporting actor in "No Country," which earned Joel and Ethan Coen best
director, best adapted screenplay and the best-picture honor as

Accepting the directing honor
alongside his brother, Joel Coen recalled how they were making films
since childhood, including one at the Minneapolis airport called "Henry
Kissinger: Man on the Go."

"What we do now
doesn't feel that much different from what we were doing then," Joel
Coen said. "We're very thankful to all of you out there for continuing
to let us play in our corner of the sandbox."

Day-Lewis won his second best-actor Academy Award for the oil-boom epic
"There Will Be Blood," while "La Vie En Rose" star Marion Cotillard was
a surprise winner for best actress, riding the spirit of Edith Piaf to
Oscar triumph over Julie Christie, who had been expected to win for
"Away From Her."

All four acting prizes went
to Europeans: Frenchwoman Cotillard, Spaniard Bardem, and Brits
Day-Lewis and Tilda Swinton, the supporting-actress winner for "Michael

As a raging, conniving, acquisitive
petroleum pioneer caught up in California's oil boom of the early 20th
century, Day-Lewis won for a part that could scarcely have been more
different than his understated role as a writer with severe cerebral
palsy in 1989's "My Left Foot."

Friday, February 22, 2008

TimesSquare, New York

Show # 14, Tony takes you to the Great White Way and shows you a typical afternoon in the Big Apple

Man Is Injured in Robbery at Midtown Starbucks

A man in his 60s was injured in an apparent robbery at 2:05 p.m.
today at a Starbucks coffee shop at 120 West 56th Street, between Sixth
and Seventh Avenues in Midtown, according to the New York City police.
Authorities initially said that the man appeared to have been shot, but
later corrected that account and said the man had probably been
pistol-whipped. The victim was taken with a head injury to
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and his
condition was not immediately known.

The police were interviewing the victim at the hospital as of 3 p.m. No arrest has been made.

A male employee who answered the phone at the Starbucks shop
referred questions about the matter to the company’s corporate
offices and then hung up. Valerie O’Neil, a spokeswoman for
Starbucks, did not immediately respond to phone and e-mail messages
requesting comment.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Italian Birthday at Home

What Italian do when they have a little get together, they get very excited and have lots of fun doing it

Leann's Organic Smoothies

how to eat good
Tony's health tip for the day !!

A-Rod clears air after exaggerating about number of drug tests

New York's GM Building Could Fetch a Record Price

-- A prestigious Fifth Avenue skyscraper is up for sale and could fetch
$3 billion or more, which would be a record price for a U.S. office

The General Motors building, a 50-story tower built in 1968 at the
southeast corner of Central Park across from the Plaza Hotel, occupies
a full city block and is best known as the home of two retail tourist
attractions, the FAO Schwarz toy emporium and Apple's glass cube store.

General Motors Corp. sold the building in 1991 and the automaker now occupies only a few floors.

Real estate industry experts said its sale price would easily exceed
the previous record of $1.8 billion, which was set in 2006 by a
41-story building six blocks further south on Fifth Avenue.

One of the potential buyers for the tower is real-estate investor
Joseph Cayre, who told The Wall Street Journal that he and unidentified
Middle Eastern partners had put in a bid of at least $3 billion. Cayre
did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

iPhone and ITouch to get a price drop ?

This one's still just a bunch of whispers and coincidences, but we've been hearing that Apple may lower prices on the iPhone and iPod touch in the next few months and drop the 8GB touch. Word is that falling flash prices coupled with the desire to introduce the 3G iPhone at an attractive price point will lead to the 16GB iPhone falling to $399, along with similar touch price drops: 16GB for $299 and 32GB for $399. It's not clear what'll happen to the 8GB iPhone, but everyone seems to agree that the 8GB touch is on the way out -- we actually think a $199 8GB touch would fly off shelves, but that's probably cutting margins razor-thin. We'll see when we see -- and if flash prices are really falling that fast, it'll be interesting to see what happens to iPod nano pricing as well.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Queens Man Is Arrested in Killing of Therapist

A 39-year-old man who blamed a Manhattan psychiatrist for having him institutionalized 17 years ago was charged on Saturday with killing a female therapist in a furious knife attack and then slashing the psychiatrist when he tried to come to the woman’s aid, law enforcement officials said.
The man, David M. Tarloff, was picked up at his home in Queens at 7:20 a.m. and later made statements implicating himself in the killing of the therapist, Kathryn Faughey, 56, and the assault on the psychiatrist, Dr. Kent D. Shinbach, who is in his 70s, on Tuesday night inside the East 79th Street offices they shared, the police said.

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

If Andy Pettitte falters, Yankees could regret passing on Johan Sanatana

TAMPA - Andy Pettitte's teammates believe he will have little
trouble handling the distractions that are sure to follow him this
season. Hank Steinbrenner hopes they're right, or his regret over not
dealing for Johan Santana will be even greater than it already seems to

Steinbrenner doesn't think Pettitte will have any problems dealing
with the fallout from his HGH admission and his role in the Roger
Clemens-Brian McNamee saga, though he admitted there is "obviously some
concern" about the lefthander.

Distractions or not, the Yankees' senior vice president said
yesterday he expects Pettitte - who is due to throw a bullpen session
today in Houston before reporting to Tampa on Monday - to give the
Yankees the same production on the mound that he always has.

"I don't know him that well, but I know he's a tough kid. I think
he'll handle it fine," Steinbrenner said Friday in a telephone
interview with the Daily News. "Hopefully he'll have a good year. I
still expect what I expected from him before. I'm sure he does, too."

If Andy Pettitte falters, Yankees could regret passing on Johan Sanatana

TAMPA - Andy Pettitte's teammates believe he will have little
trouble handling the distractions that are sure to follow him this
season. Hank Steinbrenner hopes they're right, or his regret over not
dealing for Johan Santana will be even greater than it already seems to

Steinbrenner doesn't think Pettitte will have any problems dealing
with the fallout from his HGH admission and his role in the Roger
Clemens-Brian McNamee saga, though he admitted there is "obviously some
concern" about the lefthander.

Distractions or not, the Yankees' senior vice president said
yesterday he expects Pettitte - who is due to throw a bullpen session
today in Houston before reporting to Tampa on Monday - to give the
Yankees the same production on the mound that he always has.

"I don't know him that well, but I know he's a tough kid. I think
he'll handle it fine," Steinbrenner said Friday in a telephone
interview with the Daily News. "Hopefully he'll have a good year. I
still expect what I expected from him before. I'm sure he does, too."

Friday, February 15, 2008

Third-party iPhone apps to be issued through iTunes Store

Now working alongside Apple, Tiny Code, a onetime repository for fixes and updates to some unauthorized third-party iPhone applications, briefly leaked some information this week on the handset maker's plans for distributing authorized applications via its website.

Chief among the revelations was that Apple will apparently manage and distribute software for the iPhone and iPod touch written using its upcoming Software Developers Kit (SDK) through its ubiquitous iTunes Store.

"Tiny Code no longer produces fixes or applications for firmware 1.1.3. We can't say much, but we are working with Apple and with their SDK for the next firmware release and SDK applications and we shouldn't be missed for long," the developer wrote in a message on its website that has since been remove. "We will no longer update our repo for legality reasons and you should see us soon on iTunes."

NYPD Offers New Details in Therapist Slay, Blames HIPPA

-- Police shed more light Friday on events leading up to the stabbing
of a psychologist in her office, saying the killer was in a waiting
room with another patient for nearly a half hour before the bloody

The suspect slashed Kathryn Faughey 15 times with a meat cleaver and
a 9-inch knife in her Manhattan office Tuesday evening. A psychiatrist
who worked in the building, Dr. Kent Shinbach, came to Faughey's rescue
and was badly injured.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the slasher arrived at 8
p.m., telling the doorman he had an appointment with Shinbach, then sat
in the waiting room with another of Shinbach's patients until she went
into his office around 8:30 p.m.

after that, the killer entered Faughey's office and attacked her.
Shinbach came to her aid, but was assaulted and robbed.

The killer then tried to force Shinbach's patient, who had been in
Shinbach's office during the attack, into a bathroom; she kicked at him
and he fled through a basement door, Kelly said.

It wasn't clear if the suspect was injured; blood was spattered on
the walls and pooled on the floor of Faughey's office. Blood also was
found on the basement door, police said.

Bloomberg: Cash Rebates are Like Booze for Alcoholics

-- Mayor Michael Bloomberg ridiculed the federal government's rebate
checks as being ``like giving a drink to an alcoholic'' on Thursday,
and said the presidential candidates are looking for easy solutions to
complex economic problems.

The billionaire and potential independent presidential candidate
also said the nation ``has a balance sheet that's starting to look more
and more like a third-world country.''

President Bush signed legislation Wednesday that will result in cash
rebates ranging from $300 to $1,200 for more than 130 million people.
The federal checks are the centerpiece of the government's emergency
effort to stimulate the economy, under the theory that most people will
spend the money right away.

But Bloomberg does not believe it will do much good. And his harsh
words at a news conference Thursday reflect the view among some of his
associates that the country's economic woes present a unique
opportunity for him to launch a third-party bid for the White House.

The theory among those urging him to run for president is that a
businessman who rose from Wall Street to build his own financial
information empire might be particularly appealing as the fiscal crisis

Publicly, Bloomberg says he is ``not a candidate,'' and explained
recently he is speaking out on national issues as part of an
``experiment'' to influence the dialogue in the race.

His tirade against the candidates and the economic stimulus package
on Thursday began when he was asked how that experiment is going.

In his answer, he praised Democrat Barack Obama for the plan the
Illinois senator outlined on Wednesday that would create a National
Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank to rebuild highways, bridges, airports
and other public projects. Obama projects it could generate nearly 2
million jobs.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Horse-Drawn Carriages

A Face-Off Over Horse-Drawn Carriages

horse protestOpponents of the horse-drawn carriage industry, left, faced off against supporters of the industry in a pair of dueling Valentine’s Day protests on Central Park South. (Photo: Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times)

Even Cupid couldn’t bring these two together.

Valentine’s Day, like Christmas, is often associated with feelings of amity, reconciliation and goodwill toward others. But a rally by animal-rights activists seeking a ban on horse-drawn carriages in New York City resulted in police intervention this afternoon, after supporters of the industry held a noisy counter-protest. Police officers set up metal barricades to separate the two sides, which screamed and chanted at each other. Each group tried to drown the other out.

About 40 supporters of Friends of Animals, a nonprofit group that claims 15,000 members in New York City, gathered on Central Park South near Fifth Avenue around 1 p.m., seeking to draw attention to what they described as the neglect and mistreatment of the roughly 200 horses that are licensed by the city to carriages.

Spring Training Rolling for Mets and Girardi's Yankees

Joe Girardi spent his first day as manager of the New York Yankees mapping out plans for spring training, not sitting in front of a television watching the congressional hearing on steroids in baseball.

No team has been affected more by fallout from the Mitchell Report, which contained allegations that Roger Clemens and current Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte used performance-enhancing drugs.

Still, Girardi is determined not to let that become a distraction.

``I've seen Andy go through difficult times and rise to the occasion and be able to focus on the task at hand,'' Girardi said. ``I know Andy Pettitte's heart, and I know come April he'll be ready to go.''

Pettitte was given permission to report late to camp. The Yankees also held a seven-hour meeting Wednesday in which Girardi, general manager Brian Cashman and other staff members discussed the entire roster.

Pitchers and catchers report Thursday and will begin workouts on Friday. Pettitte, who has acknowledged using human growth hormone and told congressional lawyers that Clemens informed him nearly a decade ago he had used HGH, is to arrive no later than Monday.

For Clemens, No Joy Found in Testimony

WASHINGTONRoger Clemens and Brian McNamee
kept a tight grip on their contradictory accounts of illegal drug use
in a dramatic showdown Wednesday before a Congressional panel whose 40
Democrats and Republicans seemed to line up and take sides on a
partisan basis.

In a four-hour hearing in which Mr. Clemens and Mr. McNamee shared
the same table but never seemed to directly look at each other, Mr.
Clemens continued to insist, under sometimes strenuous questioning,
that Mr. McNamee never injected him with steroids and human growth
hormone, as Mr. McNamee maintains.

Missing from the witness table but present nonetheless was Mr. Clemens’s friend and former teammate, Andy Pettitte,
who in an affidavit, along with a separate one submitted by his wife,
provided some of the most difficult moments of the day for Mr. Clemens.
Both affidavits stated that Mr. Clemens, in the past, had talked to Mr.
Pettitte about Mr. Clemens’s use of H.G.H.

Mr. Clemens,
in repeated questioning about Mr. Pettitte’s sworn statements,
said several times that Mr. Pettitte “misremembers” the
conversations that they had.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Man Slashes NYC Psychologist to Death in Office

Police searched Wednesday for a man who hacked to death a psychologist
with a meat cleaver and 9-inch knife at her Upper East Side office
clinic and seriously injured a colleague who tried to help her.

Kathryn Faughey, 56, was stabbed to death around 9 p.m. Tuesday in
her office suite on East 79th Street, in a bustling neighborhood just
blocks from a major hospital complex.

said they recovered three knives from the scene including the cleaver;
a suitcase on wheels filled with women's clothing and adult diapers;
and another bag filled with eight smaller knives that were not believed
to have been used in the attack.

``The condition of the room was that of a fierce struggle,'' NYPD
spokesman Paul Browne said at a briefing Wednesday. ``There was blood
on the floor and on the walls.''

A detailed sketch of the suspect (left) was released and
police said surveillance videotapes showed him entering and leaving the
building. Police were trying to determine whether he was one of the
victim's patients.

Police said the man, wearing a three-quarter-length green coat and
baseball hat, arrived at the office around 8 p.m. Tuesday, saying he
had an appointment with Dr. Kent Shinbach, a geriatric psychiatrist who
worked in the same office suite as the victim.

According to police, the suspect walked past a doorman, into the
waiting room and then into Faughey's office. As he began assaulting
her, police said, Shinbach ran to help.

The assailant then attacked Shinbach, pinning him to the wall with a
chair and stealing $90 before escaping through a basement door.
Shinbach was in serious condition at New York Hospital with slash
wounds on his head, face and arms.

The attack sent shockwaves through the city's large community of mental health professionals.

``This is, I think, an extraordinary occurrence,'' said Sharon
Brennan, a psychologist in Manhattan and a spokeswoman for the New York
State Psychological Association. ``It has had a shocking impact on the
whole New York community.''

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

BlackBerry Service `Fully, Quickly' Restored After Disruption

Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Research In Motion Ltd. said that a
disruption in its Blackberry e-mail service in North America was
``fully and quickly'' restored and no messages were lost.

``It was pretty focused and isolated and we recovered
well,'' Co-Chief Executive Officer James Balsillie said in an
interview at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. ``We
apologize for any inconvenience.''

A network breakdown disrupted BlackBerry for about 8 million
North American customers yesterday, the biggest failure for
Waterloo, Canada-based Research In Motion in 10 months. Research
In Motion has about 12 million subscribers worldwide, including
Wall Street bankers, members of the U.S. Congress and President
George W. Bush.

BlackBerry Service Out Intermittently Across N. America; AT&T Says All Carriers Affected

A major service outage afflicted users of the popular, addictive
BlackBerry smart phones across the United States and Canada on Monday.

Officials with AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless said BlackBerry
maker Research in Motion Ltd. told them customers of all wireless
carriers were affected.

It was not immediately clear how many of the 12 million worldwide
BlackBerry subscribers had problems, as some users reported being able
to access their service normally Monday afternoon.

But Garth Turner, a member of the Canadian Parliament, said during a
caucus meeting that the incident's impact couldn't be overestimated.

``Everyone's in crisis because they're all picking away at their
BlackBerrys and nothing's happening,'' Turner said. ``It's almost like
cutting the phone cables or a total collapse in telegraph lines a
century ago. It just isolates people in a way that's quite phenomenal.''

Sunday, February 10, 2008

An Analysis of the Career of Roger Clemens

By Hendricks Sports Management, LP | Randal A. Hendricks | Stephen L. Mann | Bret R. Larson-Hendricks

This report will evaluate the career of Roger Clemens, one of the most successful pitchers in major league history. It will examine both the quality and quantity of his pitching over the course of his 24-year career. As of the 2007 season, Clemens was one of the twenty-nine active major league players who were at least 40 years old. Of those twenty-nine, eighteen were pitchers, and twelve of those were starting pitchers.

Click here for report

Did Roger use steroids ????....i think he did

Saturday, February 09, 2008


February 8, 2008 -- Robinson Cano officially is a Yankee, as the team announced his new four-year contract yesterday.

Cano's deal, which has been reported previously, assures him of at
least $30 million over four years. He potentially can earn as much as
$57 million over six years, if the fifth- and sixth-year club options
are exercised.

The 25-year-old second baseman was first-time arbitration-eligible, so the Yankees
have bought out all three of his arbitration years and his first free
agency year, with the chance to keep him for two more free agency years
after that. Cano will get $3 million this year, followed by $6 million
in 2009, $9 million in 2010 and $10 million in 2011. He has a 2012 club
option for $14 million (with a $2 million buyout), and if that option
is picked up, he has a 2013 club option for $15 million with another $2
million buyout.

Mega Millions Jackpot Swells to $150 Million

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing has grown to $150 million.

None of the tickets sold for Friday night's $125 million drawing
matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball. The next drawing will be
Tuesday night.

There were seven second-prize winners from Friday night's drawing,
matching five numbers to win $250,000. Another 58 players matched
four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. Those
tickets are each worth $10,000.

The winning numbers from Friday night's drawing were: 21, 30, 43, 46 and 50. The Mega Ball number was 18.

Friday, February 08, 2008


February 8, 2008 -- The new Yankee Stadium will have party suites, a
members-only restaurant, a martini bar and a price tag to match all the
luxury - $1.3 billion, up from the original estimate of $1 billion.

"We tried to reflect a five-star hotel and put a ballfield in the middle," said Yankees chief operating officer Lonn Trost, who hosted a media tour yesterday.

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In Big Mob Sweep, Gambino Leaders Are Indicted

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Yanks to keep Stadium's hallowed name

NEW YORK -- No one does the Yankees as well as the Yankees. No
professional sports franchise carries itself so consistently, so
majestically and, at the same time, so simply. The Yankees know their
place in the game, in the city and in the stylebooks. They understand
that putting names on the backs of their uniforms would constitute
heresy and would prompt scorn, that changing their color scheme would
provoke protest and to stage home games anywhere other than an arena
named Yankee Stadium -- 1974 and 1975 notwithstanding -- would be
counterfeit, disingenuous and, well ... spiritually wrong.

Maintaining their understated ways and protecting their image of
tradition often is a savings -- what expense can be incurred by not
changing their logo? The Yankees' steadfast sameness seldom is an
economic measure.
This time it is, though, and one of enormous fiscal consequence. The
location of Yankee Stadium is to change in 12 months, from one side of
161st Street to the other. Not so the identity of the arena in which
American sports' most storied franchise conducts its business. Fifty
million dollars per year would buy an Alex Rodriguez annually or a
Jorge Posada perennially. But the Yankees say they have purchased
perfection permanently by rejecting all naming right inquiries.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Card Shows Rudy Celebrating With Red Sox

NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankee fans won't like it, Red
Sox fans won't like it and Rudy Giuliani certainly won't like it. When
Topps baseball cards hit the stores this week, about one in every 70
packs will include a picture of Giuliani, fist raised in victory,
celebrating with the Sox on the field after their World Series win.

wasn't really there, of course. For years, the former New York City
mayor has been known as a die-hard Yankee fan. But he did alienate some
Yankee fans by declaring in October that he was rooting for the Sox in
the Series - "I'm an American league fan," he said - and Topps ran with
the idea.
We took that and thought it would make for a
funny card, since the Red Sox won," said Clay Luraschi, baseball brand
manager for The Topps Co. "We thought, let's put him in the
championship dog pile."

He said Giuliani's withdrawal from the presidential race didn't dampen his enthusiasm for the card.

NY Oyster Bar Sells Giants Clam Chowder

Not only has the pride of New England been creamed by the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII, so has the region's namesake chowder - at least at one city restaurant.

The Grand Central Oyster Bar is changing the name of its New England Clam Chowder to "Giants Clam Chowder" for the week.

The restaurant's owner, Mike Garvey, called it an "appropriate tribute."

The Giants beat the previously undefeated New England Patriots 17-14 on Sunday night to win their third Super Bowl title.

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Giant ..Parade of Champions

Apple Adds New iPhone & iPod touch Models

CUPERTINO, California—February 5, 2008—Apple® today
added new models of the iPhone™ and iPod® touch which have
double the memory, doubling the amount of music, photos and videos that
customers can carry with them wherever they go. The revolutionary
iPhone now comes in a new 16GB model for $499, joining the 8GB model
for $399. iPod touch now comes in a 32GB model for $499, joining the
16GB model for $399 and the 8GB model for $299.

“For some users, there’s never enough memory,”
said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod and
iPhone Product Marketing. “Now people can enjoy even more of
their music, photos and videos on the most revolutionary mobile phone
and best Wi-Fi mobile device in the world.”

Both iPhone and iPod touch feature Apple’s revolutionary
Multi-Touch™ user interface and pioneering software that allows
users to find and enjoy all their music, videos, photos and more with
just a touch of their finger. All iPhone and iPod touch models include
the latest software enhancements announced last month including the
ability to automatically find your location using the new Maps
application*; create Web Clips for your favorite websites; customize
your home screen and watch movies from the new iTunes® Movie
Rentals. Both iPhone and iPod touch feature the world’s most
advanced mobile web browser in the world with Safari™ and great
mobile applications including Mail, Maps, Stocks, Weather and Notes.

Pricing & Availability
The new 16GB iPhone is available immediately for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) through the Apple Store® (,
Apple’s retail stores and AT&T retail and online stores. The
32GB iPod touch is available worldwide immediately for a suggested
retail price of $499 (US) through the Apple Store (,
Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. iTunes
Movie Rentals are available in the US only. iPhone and iPod touch
require a Mac® with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS® X 10.4.10 or later
and iTunes 7.6; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista
or Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 2) or later and iTunes

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Apple store is down: 16GB iPhone imminent?

Listen up pilgrims. It's Apple's favorite product launch day -- Tuesday
-- and we're once again sitting on a pile of rumors. So what's it going
to be? A 16GB bump to the iPhone, new MacBook Pros running Intel's latest mobile Penryn
processor with enhanced multi-touch touchpad, or maybe a few more
countries added to the iPhone rollout in Europe? Who knows. Really,
anyone know?

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Monday, February 04, 2008


-- New York City plans to honor the Super Bowl champion New York Giants
with a ticker-tape parade that will end with a ceremony at City Hall

The parade is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Tuesday on Broadway at
Battery Place and is expected to follow a route north to Chambers Stree

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Giants Stun Patriots in Super Bowl XLII

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Giants
were not even supposed to be here this week, taking an unlikely playoff
path through the behemoths of their conference and regarded, once they
alighted on Super Bowl XLII, as little more than charming foils for the New England Patriots’s assault on immortality. But with their defense battering the National Football League’s most valuable player, Tom Brady, and Giants quarterback Eli Manning
playing more like Brady than Brady himself, the Giants, seemingly
enlivened for the postseason by a 3-point loss to these same Patriots
in the regular-season finale, crafted one of the greatest upsets in
Super Bowl history, beating the Patriots, 17-14.
It was the first championship for the Giants since the 1991 Super Bowl. Back then, Bill Belichick
was the Giants’ defensive coordinator. On Sunday, he was the
coach who had led the Patriots to the brink of an historic perfect
season, had survived a spying scandal that cost him money and his team
a first-round draft pick, had weathered whispers in recent days that a
previous title might be tainted, too, only to watch it all collapse
under the weight of the Giants’ ferocious pass rush. For another
year, the 1972 Miami Dolphins will stand alone with the only perfect season in N.F.L. history.

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Saturday, February 02, 2008


February 1, 2008 -- TAMPA - Phil Hughes can relax. With Johan Santana headed to the Mets, Hughes will remain with the Yankees.

"That's kind of been my goal the whole time, and to finally know that
it's somewhat intact, it's a good feeling," the 21-year-old
right-hander said yesterday at the Yankees' minor league complex.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Unlocked iPhones present dilemma for Apple

But even Apple seems to have been caught off-guard by the wave of
consumers breaking into its latest gizmo, the iconic iPhone, in an
effort to "unlock" the device from having to operate within the network
of its exclusive telecom-service partners, which include AT&T in
the U.S.
The trend has been a mixed blessing for Apple. On the
one hand, the company is still selling plenty of the devices, which
rank as the most expensive wireless phone on the market.

On the other hand,
iPhones that go unlocked are used on unsanctioned networks, denying
Apple the ongoing revenue stream it has worked hard to secure through
exclusive deals with its carrier partnerships.

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