Sunday, November 30, 2008
Burress Shoots Self At Club
Bowl hero Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the right thigh
and spent the night in the hospital -- another dramatic turn in a
tumultuous season in which the star New York Giants receiver has been
fined and suspended.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
City Abuzz with Parade Joy
82nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade wound its way through
Manhattan streets under sunny skies on Thursday, as thousands of
marchers carried giant balloons past throngs of holiday revelers
cheering them along the route.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
NEW YORK (AP)
-- Three students with ties to New York City are part of an elite group
of 32 people around the country who have been selected to be Rhodes
The high achievers will enter Oxford University in England in October.
David L. V. Bauer is a student at City College of New York who plans
to continue genetics research he began at Oxford last year while
studying abroad. The Manhattan native says he hopes to help make
genetic testing fast and cheap so that everyone has access to the
Bronx resident Rakim H. D. Brooks has already been appointed a
scholar at several public policy institutes. He wants to study
comparative social policy.
Columbia University student R. Jisung Park has studied sustainable
development and plans to pursue a Master's degree in nature, society,
and environmental policy.
Jets End Titans' Perfect Season
Tennessee Titans are unbeaten no more. Brett Favre and the New York
Jets served notice they will be a factor in the AFC this season. Favre
threw two touchdown passes, Leon Washington ran for two scores and the
Jets routed the Titans 34-13 on Sunday, snapping the 13-game
regular-season winning streak by the NFL's last undefeated team. AP
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The new touchscreen BlackBerry Storm
looks a little like an iPhone and behaves a bit like one, too. So its
release is sure to spark a furious debate over which is better. That's
the wrong question. Each is an outstanding product—and distinct,
despite a few similar design flourishes. The correct question is, which
is right for you?
Sunday, November 16, 2008
A one-time presidential front-runner and former mayor of New York City, Giuliani dropped out of the race for Republican nominee in January after losing the primary in Florida, where he had poured the bulk of his campaign resources.
The Super Bowl champion New York Giants are running over opponents. Not even Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens' league-best rushing defense could avoid becoming the latest victims. Aaron Ross iced the game by returning one of his two interceptions 50 yards for a third-quarter touchdown as the Giants (9-1) won their fifth straight game overall, and sixth straight at home.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has won the support of key City Council leaders for a controversial development near the New York Mets' new stadium. City Council Member Hiram Monserrate, Speaker Christine Quinn and other key leaders say they will support a vote set for Thursday to rezone the Willets Point neighborhood in Queens.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
"Legacy of Honor'' is the theme of this year's 5th Avenue Veterans Day Parade, which pays tribute to veterans of all eras. President Bush is also celebrating Veterans Day in Manhattan, making one of his last visits to New York City as chief executive to formally rededicate the Intrepid museum.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
The latest MacBook and MacBook Pro enhancements should keep the hot streak going Apple (AAPL)
is the only company I know that can tell its customers what they want
and make them like it. Nobody else has pulled that off since Henry Ford
decreed that consumers could get a Model T in any color they liked as
long as it was black. The latest MacBook and MacBook Pro computers
suggest that Apple has not lost its touch.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The state Board of Elections reports some 7 million voters turned out across New York on Tuesday, and once all ballots are collected, that could break the record set four years ago.
Board spokesman Robert Brehm says about 16,000 precincts had reported by Wednesday afternoon, and it would take some time to determine whether machines for the remaining 137 precincts were combined with other reports or are outstanding. Also, counties have to inventory valid affidavits, and the deadlines for absentee and military absentee ballots are Nov. 11 and Nov. 17.
Brehm says the numbers were on track to be very close to, or surpass, the 2004 record of 7,448,266 voters. That year, there were some 337,000 absentee ballots and 106,000 affidavits.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday he will eliminate two popular pieces of property tax relief because the city's economy is in distress and can no longer afford it. The sobering budget update, coming amid a national economic slowdown, includes the decision not to start a new class of more than 1,000 police cadets this January.