Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Giants Running Back Arrested on Alcohol Charge

-- New York Giants backup running back Danny Ware has been arrested and
charged with an alcohol offense while walking in the road.

The 23-year-old former Georgia player was booked at the Clarke
County Jail early Sunday and released four hours later on $500 bond.

Police say Ware and a woman were standing in the street talking and
traffic had to steer around them. The police report said Ware
acknowledged he was drinking and his breath test showed he had a
blood-alcohol content of 0.152. He was charged with pedestrian under
the influence and pedestrian walking in the road.

Ware is in his second season with the Giants. The Giants had a bye last weekend.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Bailout bill slapped aside; record stock plunge

Stocks Take Historic Fall
a vote that shook the government, Wall Street and markets around the
world, the House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for
the nation's financial system, leaving both parties and the Bush
administration scrambling to pick up the pieces. The Dow Jones
industrials plunged nearly 800 points, the most ever for a single day.

Driver racks up almost $33,000 in toll booth fees

It's a record no other New York driver can
match: Almost $33,000 in unpaid tolls.

That's what Catherine Cappelluti owes the Port Authority of New
York and New Jersey for a half dozen years of driving through toll
booths, according to a judgment against her in a Bergen County

The New Jersey resident used PA crossings 1,087 times for free
between 1998 and 2004, collecting 361 citations, according to court

They show the 38-year-old owes $32,879 for not paying to use the
Port Authority's E-ZPass lanes.

She says she's innocent, and blames her ex-boyfriend.

Mussina becomes oldest to earn 1st 20-win season

AP Photo Mike Mussina wrapped up a postgame television interview on the field then returned to the New York Yankees clubhouse.

a season with little to celebrate, his teammates gave him a rousing
welcome - one he had waited his entire 18-year career to receive.
Mussina had just become the oldest pitcher to win 20 games in a season
for the first time as the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2 Sunday in
the opener of a rain-delayed day-night doubleheader.

is one of those things that I think will take a while to sink in," said
Mussina, who has won at least 18 games five other times.

playoff-bound Red Sox won the second game 4-3 on Jonathan Van Every's
bases-loaded single with two outs in the 10th off Jose Veras (5-3).
Devern Hansack (1-0) pitched the 10th for the win as Boston prevented
the Yankees (89-73) from reaching 90 wins for the seventh straight
season. New York finished five games back of the wild-card Red Sox and
missed the postseason for the first time since 1993.

than three months before his 40th birthday, Mussina (20-9) gave up
three hits in six shutout innings in his final start of the season. He
returned to the field to bring out the lineup card for the second game.

year he had the highest ERA of his career (5.15). This season, it was
3.37 after he allowed one earned run in 16 innings over his last three

Study Finds N.J. Suicide Rates Higher in Rural Areas

New Jersey's rural areas have the highest suicide rates in the state, according to a state health department study.

The report analyzed state suicide rates from 2004 to 2006. It found
the 10 counties below Interstate 195, along with the areas in New
Jersey's rural northwest corner, have higher incidents of suicides.
Cape May County, at the far southern tip of the state, topped the list.

The higher suicide rate in sparsely populated areas mirrors
nationwide patterns, but was still a surprise to the director of the
state office which analyzes injury data.

"What we call a rural area in New Jersey is not really all that
rural, compared to places like Montana," Katherine Hempstead, the
director of the Office of Injury Surveillance and Prevention, told The
Sunday Star Ledger of Newark.

Hempstead suggested one possible reason for higher suicide rates in rural areas: more access to guns.

Seven counties with the highest suicide rates from 2003 to 2005 also had firearm ownership rates above the state average.

The state study found 45 percent of suicides in rural Sussex County
were by gunshot, compared to fewer than 16 percent of suicides in urban
Essex County.

"One aspect of rural life is greater likelihood of owning a gun, and
with owning a gun comes greater risk of suicide," Hempstead said.

Other reasons offered by experts include rural attitudes that cause
some to shun counseling, and the difficulties rural people encounter
trying to seek seeking mental health services in a private manner.

Mets Collapse... Again

Shea It Ain't So... Again...
collapse, the sequel.  Doomed by a dreadful bullpen that failed
them again Sunday, the New York Mets completed their second consecutive
September slide with a 4-2 loss to Florida that knocked them out of
playoff contention in the final game at Shea Stadium.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Google's Android Has Phone Debut via T-Mobile By

Quarterback Wax: Eli Manning Honored at NYC Museum

- He stared down the mighty New England Patriots to win the Super
Bowl. Now Eli Manning will be staring down the throngs of tourists at
the Madame Tussauds wax museum.

Madame Tussauds is unveiling a likeness of the Super Bowl MVP on
Tuesday, making him the first New York Giants player to be featured at
the wax museum.

Manning is depicted holding a football in one hand and a Giants helmet in the other.

Madame Tussauds is among the most popular tourist destinations in
Times Square, with figures of famous people ranging from President Bush
to Brad Pitt.

FBI investigating companies at heart of meltdown

Financial Giants Investigated
FBI is investigating four major U.S. financial institutions whose
collapse helped trigger a $700 billion bailout plan by the Bush
administration. Two law enforcement officials said the FBI is looking
at potential fraud by mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., and insurer American
International Group Inc.

Monday, September 22, 2008

It's Android time

In New York City Tuesday, T-Mobile will unveil one of the most anticipated handsets of the year.

The T-Mobile G1, aka the HTC Dream, aka the Google phone, will be the first cell phone with the Google Android OS to go on sale. Exact features are still a bit sketchy, and we still can't confirm with complete certainty what it will look like, but we know that the G1 will go on sale in October.

As T-Mobile shows the phone off to the world CNET News's Maggie Reardon
will be on hand to bring you all the details. Then, after we have a bit
of time to process it all, we'll bring you slide shows, videos, and an
in-depth analysis on what the handset offers and what it means for the
cell phone world. Check out our full coverage of the T-Mobile G1 and Google Android.

Yankee Stadium's Last Homer Leads to Skirmish

More anxiety on Wall St.: Stocks dive, oil soars

More Anxiety on Wall Street
in the financial markets over the $700 billion bank bailout plan
evaporated Monday and was replaced by all-too-familiar anxiety,
pummeling stocks and sending oil prices to their biggest one-day gain.

Friday, September 19, 2008

The New Yankee Stadium

The New Yankee Stadium, originally uploaded by tonylimo.

taken from 161st and River Ave

Yankees Mural Gets 2 New Additions

Ray Negron was a trouble-making high school kid when he
spray-painted graffiti on a wall at Yankee Stadium in 1973 and
instantaneously became part of team lore.

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner caught him in the act, and Negron
was locked up, but not before Steinbrenner extended his generosity and
made Negron bat boy for that night's game. He went on to become
Steinbrenner's special assistant and works for the Boss to this day.

Possible financial crisis fix sends stocks soaring

Signs of Relief on Wall Street
Street finally found reason to rally Thursday, soaring on a report that
the Bush administration was considering setting up a government agency
to soak up bad loans and mortgages. But it was far from clear that the
government had settled on any solution to the worst crisis on Wall
Street in decades.

Tonylimo 's " Ask The Chauffeur": Yankee Stadium deal criticized by lawmakers

Tonylimo 's " Ask The Chauffeur": Yankee Stadium deal criticized by lawmakers

Yankee Stadium deal criticized by lawmakers

The New Yankee Stadium, originally uploaded by tonylimo.

Taken on Sept.17, 2008
A congressional panel has taken tough swings at the New York Yankees and New York City government over a new stadium for the Yankees. But neither the team nor the city budged from their positions on the $1.3 billion structure.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich said Thursday he found "waste and abuse of public dollars" in the financing of the new stadium under construction in the South Bronx.
Kucinich is an Ohio Democrat who heads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He charged that city officials misrepresented to the IRS the value of the property, helping them to get special tax deals from the federal government and in effect dumping the cost of construction onto taxpayers. No one from the either the city or the Yankees spoke at the hearing.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

U.S. Stocks Plunge after AIG Bailout

Stocks Take Another Beating
Street stumbled again Wednesday, with anxieties about the financial
system still running high after the government bailed out insurer
American International Group Inc. The Dow Jones industrial average
dropped about 280 points.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lincoln Center to honor Tom Hanks in annual gala

AP Photo

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Film Society of Lincoln
Center will honor Tom Hanks in its annual gala tribute, citing the
actor's talent of making "a good man compelling."

two-time Academy Award winner will be feted April 27 at Alice Tully
Hall, which is being renovated but scheduled to reopen Feb. 22. It will
be the society's 36th annual gala, following last year's celebration of
Meryl Streep.

"There are so few actors who
have been able to make the struggle and drama of being a good man
compelling," Kent Jones, the society's associate director of
programming, said Monday. "With his talent, his presence, his
versatility, his sense of humor, he has set a very high standard for
his fellow actors."

The 52-year-old Hanks won best-actor Oscars for 1993's "Philadelphia" and 1994's "Forrest Gump."

Meltdown in US finance system pummels stock market

Meltdown on Wall Street
upheaval in the American financial system sent shock waves through the
stock market Monday, producing the worst day on Wall Street in seven
years as investors digested the failure of one of its most venerable
banks and wondered which domino would

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Ex-N.Y. Mayor Koch: Palin 'Scares the Hell Out of Me'

She 'Scares the Hell Out of Me'
that Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin "scares the
hell out of me,'' former New York Mayor Ed Koch endorsed fellow
Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday.

iPod nano 4G hands-on

Yep, it's pretty much what you expected. Still, this thing is like a
sliver in your hands. Check the gallery below and see for yourself!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Hurricane Gustav slams La.; 1M without power

Gustav Rips Through Louisiana
Gustav slammed into the heart of Louisiana's fishing and oil industry
with 110 mph winds Monday, delivering only a glancing blow to New
Orleans that raised hopes the city would escape the kind of
catastrophic flooding brought by Katrina three years ago.

Palin says daughter, 17, is 5 months pregnant

Sep-01-2008 9:53:02 PM [Yahoo! News: Top Stories]

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain and presumptive Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin greet the crowd at a rally in O'Fallon, Missouri on August 31. Palin got comfortable in her new role as a vice presidential candidate as she made the Republican case to stay in power.(AFP/Getty Images/Joe Raedle)AP
- John McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, said Monday her 17-year-old
unmarried daughter was five months pregnant, the latest in a string of
disclosures that left the McCain campaign defending the thoroughness of
its background check of the little-known Alaska governor.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Wedding Carriage Horses Take Wild Ride in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) -- This is one wedding the guests won't soon forget.

A pair of horses pulling a buggy got spooked, broke free and took
off down a Brooklyn street on Sunday, as the bride and groom were
walking toward the carriage.

Witnesses said something startled the animals, and the driver got
thrown from the buggy. The horses were stopped further down the street.

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