Tony takes you to Pahrump, NV to show you new homes that are being built.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) -- No word yet on who siphoned thousands of dollars worth of diesel fuel from trucks parked at a Morris County business.
Parsippany police say $3,000 worth of diesel was taken out of the
tanks of some tractor-trailers in a local trucking company's lot.
Authorities were notified after a company employee noticed that the tanks had been drained early Wednesday.
But police tell The Star-Ledger of Newark there were no signs of
forced entry. They're trying to determine if any trucks at the site
were not disturbed by the thief or thieves.
Diesel fuel costs about $5 a gallon in the New Jersey metro region.
Crane Collapse Renews Fears
crane snapped and smashed into an apartment building Friday, killing
two workers in the city's second such tragedy in 2 1/2 months and
renewing fears about the safety of hundreds of cranes towering over the
New York skyline. Acting Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri said
Friday that investigators "will be focusing on a particular weld that
failed'' on the crane, and noted that the 24-year-old crane's model is
out of production and one of only four in the city.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Cable customers in the five boroughs may soon have the same choices as their suburban counterparts.
Violent Night in Harlem
people were shot and wounded in three separate shootings in
Manhattan Monday night. A 20-year-old man was shot on Lenox Avenue and
130 st. at about 9:45, police said. About a half hour later, five
teenage boys and a teenage girl were shot somewhere in or around nearby
Marcus Garvey Park. A third victim was found shot on 131 st. and 8th
ave. All of the victims were expected to recover.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Happy Birthday Brooklyn Bridge!
was so singular a marvel, so ambitious a feat, that its opening drew
the president and a crowd of thousands. A leading national magazine
said it stood poised to become "our most durable monument." Some 125
years later, the Brooklyn Bridge remains a powerful symbol of
engineering might and imagination, and a revered fixture in the
landscape of the nation's largest city.
Double-decker buses may come back to New York City’s Fifth Avenue.
Time to Hit the Road, Jack
travelers hitting the road for the unofficial start of summer have some
budget adjustments to make with gasoline prices at record highs. But
AAA still expects the roads to be crowded. The auto club estimates more
than 31.5 million drivers will take to the highways.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Ted Kennedy Has Brain Cancer
cancerous brain tumor caused the seizure Sen. Edward M. Kennedy
suffered over the weekend, doctors said Tuesday in a grim diagnosis for
one of American politics' most enduring figures. "He remains in good
spirits and full of energy,'' the doctors for the 76-year-old
Massachusetts Democrat said in a statement
Monday, May 19, 2008
Steel columns at 1 World Trade Center, the Freedom Tower, rise above street level for the first time.
It Just Keeps Getting Worse
the first time ever, a national survey has found that regular gas has
surged above $4 a gallon in two metropolitan areas: Chicago and Long
Island. The survey said the average price for regular gasoline rose
about 17 cents in the last two weeks.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Posted: Friday, 16 May 2008 8:13AM
AAA Report: Honolulu, NYC Most Expensive Destinations
NEW YORK (AP) -- AAA says New York City is the second most expensive tourist destination this summer, behind only Honolulu.
It will cost two adults about $670 for meals and lodging for two
days in the Hawaiian city, according to a 2008 AAA vacation survey.
Tourists in New York can expect to spend around $600 for two adults
in two days. Miami ranks third, with cost of $370. Bargain hunters
should head to Albuquerque, N.M. where it costs only $179.
AAA has been tracking vacation costs since 1950, when it was only $13 a day for meals and lodging combined.
Board to Tap Rate Increase?
Want to take your mind off the rising cost of gas these days? It may be time to worry about a gallon of New York City tap water.
The New York City Water Board meets Friday morning to vote on a 14.5
percent increase in city water rates. If the vote passes, the new
rates would take effect July 1.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
``They've got to play smarter and harder,'' he said Wednesday. ``The
injuries _ when you're missing Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada, that
makes it tough. The injuries make a huge difference. At the same time,
you've got to get it done. We still have plenty of good hitters. We
need to get the job done.''
New York is 19-21, fourth in the AL East following a pair of losses to Tampa Bay, the surprise AL East leader.
``No question, the Rays are a hungry team,'' said Steinbrenner, the
Yankees' co-chairman. ``That's what our team has to get back.''
When asked if it was time for the players to earn their money, Steinbrenner said ``Yes.''
Following the four-game series against the Rays, the Yankees host
the New York Mets in a three-game series starting Friday. Two-time AL
Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana, traded to the Mets after the
Yankees cut off talks with the Minnesota Twins, is slated to pitch the
Subway Series opener Friday. Santana is 4-2 with a 3.10 ERA.
Bundle of Joy, Bundle of Money
couple expecting their first child has a head start on the baby's
college fund -- a $1 million jackpot in the New York state
lottery. William and Hope Shanahan of New Rochelle say the timing
is perfect. They'll be taking the cash in $50,000 installments over the
next 20 years.
Monday, May 12, 2008
That's the word from Gov. David Paterson, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and ABC Studios President Mark Pedowitz.
They said Monday the popular ABC drama will be taking advantage of a
35 percent tax credit from the city and state when it makes the move
from Los Angeles to the Big Apple.
``Ugly Betty'' is the story of an ordinary girl from Queens,
starring Emmy-winner America Ferrera as Betty Suarez. It will be filmed
in Manhattan and in Queens, and create more than 200 full and part-time
Other hit television shows that film in New York City are ``Law & Order,'' ``30 Rock,'' and ``Gossip Girl.''
New York City's film and television production industry employs
100,000 people and generates $5 billion a year to the city's economy.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Clinton Makes Campaign Stop in The Big Apple
ahead of Mother's Day, Hillary Clinton told a fundraiser at the
Sheraton in Midtown that it would be ``exciting to have the first
mother in the White House.'' Appearing with daughter Chelsea,
Clinton made her pitch to a crowd of several hundred people, most of
Friday, May 09, 2008
Woman Helps Cops Find Men Who Stole Her Laptop
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP)
-- A Westchester woman who had her laptop stolen was able to connect to
the computer, photograph two suspects and give the photos to police.
White Plains Police say they used the photos to arrest Edmon
Shahikian, 23, of Katonah and 20-year-old Ian Frias of the Bronx
Wednesday night. Police say they recovered most of the $5,000 worth of
electronics stolen from the woman's White Plains apartment back on
"Back to My Mac" program to determine that her stolen MacIntosh laptop
was on the Web.
Con Edison Seeks Rate Hike
Edison is asking state utility regulators to allow a rate increase that
will enable the New York-based power company to raise $654 million. The
company says the hikes -- to run from April 2009 to April
2010 -- would add about $6.18 to the average household bill and
$120 to its average business customer bills.
Monday, May 05, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Clemens apologized Monday for unspecified mistakes in his personal life but denied having an affair with a 15-year-old.
The Daily News reported last week Clemens had a decade-long relationship with country star Mindy McCready
that began when she was 15 and an aspiring singer. The newspaper also
linked Clemens to former Manhattan bartender Angela Moyer and Paulette
Dean Daly, a former wife of champion golfer John Daly.
``Even though these articles contain many false accusations and
mistakes, I need to say that I have made mistakes in my personal life
for which I am sorry,'' Clemens said in a statement issued by spokesman
Patrick Dorton. ``I have apologized to my family and apologize to my
fans. Like everyone, I have flaws. I have sometimes made choices which
have not been right.''
Brian McNamee, Clemens' former trainer, accused him in December's Mitchell Report of using performance-enhancing drugs in 1998, 2000 and 2001, before players and owners agreed to ban them from baseball.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Posted: Saturday, 03 May 2008 5:35PM
Sharpton Plans NYC Civil Disobedience in Bell Case
NEW YORK (AP)
-- An upcoming day of civil disobedience to protest the Sean Bell
verdict will hopefully end with participants arrested while on their
knees praying, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Saturday.
For the massive pray-in, Sharpton is asking protesters to gather
Wednesday at 3 p.m. in at least six places around the city: 125th
Street and Third Avenue; 60th Street and Third Avenue; 34th Street and
Park Avenue; Varick and Houston streets; One Police Plaza; and House of
the Lord Church on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.
FASTEST 2 MINUTES IN SPORTS
Brown enters today's Kentucky Derby hoping to become the first horse
since 1929 to win from the 20th post position. A damp track is
expected. Post time is shortly after 6 p.m. EDT
Amanda Congdon, arguably the first great female star of online video is back with a new show, Sometimesdaily.
Congdon, for those who aren’t familiar with her work, was the
original host of Rocketboom who was fired in mysterious circumstances
back in December 2006.
Congdon appeared briefly in 2007 as a video blogger for ABC with the
series “Amanda Accross America” until she parted company
with ABC in September 2007.
The new show is billed as “an off-beat, interactive variety
show exploring life’s themes through the inquisitive eyes of