Friday, December 26, 2008
A 47-year-old actor who starred as the gay
firefighter-lover of a closeted mobster on the hit show ``The
Sopranos'' was found dead of an apparent suicide after family members
were unable to reach him.
on four episodes of the HBO show, was discovered with a self-inflicted
gunshot wound inside his Sunset Park, Brooklyn, home on Dec. 18, said
police spokesman Lt. John Grimpel.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
-- Federal aviation authorities on Monday said they are trying to cut
the number of flights at LaGuardia Airport in an effort to reduce
congestion at the airport with the highest incidence of delays in the
U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced the government
will lower the cap on flights at LaGuardia from 75 to 71 per hour. But
the cap is strictly voluntary, and requires participation by the three
top airlines at the airport -- Delta Air Lines, American Airlines
and US Airways.
The airlines have 10 days to comment on the proposal. If approved,
the new hourly flight quota will take effect in April and end Oct. 24.
and weapons charges on Monday in the killing of an off-duty New York
City police officer who was slain in a gunfight when he confronted two
suspects in a burglary at a neighbor’s home in the Bronx three
years ago.nos’ Actor Cleared of Murder Charge in Officer’s Death - NYTimes.com
Monday, December 22, 2008
has published images of what it expects Apple to do with the
multibutton mouse. Extrapolating from Apple's patents on multitouch,
MacBlogz's prototype features a sleek profile and aluminum body.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
As someone who spends an inordinate amount of time wading through
e-mails, finding the best e-mail service is paramount in my life.
Realizing that, I've done my fair share of shuffling from one e-mail
program to the next--trying to find the best service that not only
offers speed and stability, but also reliability and spam control. And
although e-mail services are getting better, it's abundantly clear that
few offer the kind of experience I'm really looking for in an e-mail
client. But Google's Gmail app is different. It's better than its
competition on a number of levels and provides the kind of e-mail
experience that's simply unrivaled online.
Friday, December 19, 2008
The Dell Adamo is definitely coming, as evidenced by Dell giving it its own Web site
featuring only the Adamo name and the words "coming soon." But what the
Adamo will be is the subject of a fair amount of speculation.
The most popular rumor is that the Adamo will be an ultrathin laptop to compete with Apple's Macbook Air. According to multiple sources, the rumors seem to have started with fashion site UptownLife reporting
that "Rumor has it that Dell is coming out with a computer called Adamo
that will rival the MacBook Air." However, the article at UptownLife
has since been removed, so it's unclear now how valid its claims were.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Back To The Drawing Board
mistrial was avoided Thursday in the trial of a former actor
accused in the December 2005 shooting death of an off-duty police
officer after it was discovered a juror had been taking notes during
testimony and doing research on the case at home. Lillo Brancato,
charged with second-degree murder in the death of Officer Daniel
Enchautegui, agreed to a substitution with an alternate juror after the
original juror was dismissed.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Just over a year ago we told you that if you were on Nextel and wanted a new BlackBerry that you needed to switch carriers, however, about 6 months or so ago, we started hearing rumors about a new Nextel BlackBerry running on the iDEN PTT network that would come sometime between this fall and early next year.
Well, today we are hearing rumors that the new Nextel BlackBerry will indeed be a
Curve, carrier the model number BlackBerry 8350, and support Wi-Fi
802.11 b and g. We are also hearing that the new Nextel BlackBerry
Curve will run BB OS 4.6.1 and be the first Nextel BlackBerry to come
without an external antenna.
Monday, December 15, 2008
New York's Next Senator?
Kennedy has told New York Gov. David Paterson she wants to be the
state's next Senator, becoming the highest-profile person to actively
lobby for the seat being vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton. If
appointed by Paterson, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy would
hold the seat once occupied by her late uncle, Robert F. Kennedy.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
response would probably be to name a network, like Sprint (S) or Cingular (T).
Wireless carriers so completely controlled the business, especially in
the U.S., that many manufacturers weren't even allowed to put their
brand names on handsets. Now this relationship is changing in ways that
will reduce the power of carriers and, with luck, increase consumers'
Help On The Way
With Congress gridlocked and the economy floundering, the Bush administration declared Friday it would step in to prevent the "precipitous collapse'' of the U.S. auto industry and the disastrous loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs sure to follow. United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger said Friday that he's happy the Treasury Department says it's ready to act to stop a possible collapse of the industry.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Flood Watch For Tri-State Area
a soaker. A flood watch is in effect for most of the Tri-State
area until late tonight. The National Weather Service has issued the
watch for all five boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk counties, and southern
Westechester. The watch is also in effect for parts of northeast New
Jersey and southern Connecticut.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
That is on top of the nearly $1.5 billion in bonds the teams have already been granted.
city's Economic Development Corporation says the Yankees are requesting
another $259 million in tax-exempt bonds and $111 million in taxable
City officials say the Yankees have agreed to some
givebacks, which could include putting money into public parks and
infrastructure near the stadium.
Attorney General Anne Milgram says the charges include drug trafficking and murder.
Authorities also seized were 162 guns as well as illegal drugs with an estimated street value of more than $4 million.
Monday, December 08, 2008
PRAGUE — On a recent night at Big Sister, which calls itself
the world’s biggest Internet brothel, a middle-aged man selected
a prostitute by pressing an electronic menu on a flat-screen TV to
review the age, hair color, weight and languages spoken by the women on
Once he had chosen an 18-year-old brunette, he
put on a mandatory terry-cloth robe and proceeded to one of the
brothel’s luridly lighted theme rooms: an Alpine suite decorated
with foam rubber mountains covered with fake snow.
the brothel’s cramped control room, two young technicians worked
dozens of hidden cameras that would film the man’s performance
and stream it, live, onto Big Sister’s Web site. risis Tames Demand for World’s Oldest Service - NYTimes.com
NEW YORK (AP) -- A retired New York City man
says he's spent $7,500 fighting a $115 parking ticket because he's got
"nothing else to do."
hardware firm vice president Simon Belsky says he was erroneously
ticketed two years ago. The 63-year-old says the ticket cites his van
for blocking a Brooklyn fire hydrant even though the only hydrant on
the street was down the block.
Friday, December 05, 2008
NEW YORK (AP)
-- Authorities have charged a dozen men in the bungled New York City
hijacking of a FedEx truck they thought contained millions of dollars'
worth of diamonds.
And authorities say the men were about to do it again when some were arrested Thursday.
The FBI says the men hijacked the truck -- filled with
Christmas presents -- on a midtown Manhattan street on Dec. 20,
2007. Authorities say the robbers kidnapped and handcuffed the FedEx
Corp. driver before releasing him, unhurt, five hours later.
The truck was found in Brooklyn. Nothing was missing or opened.
The defendants include a diamond company owner who claimed his
employees were robbed of up to $5 million in diamonds in 2005. A
co-defendant told the FBI the theft was bogus, and the owner was
O.J.'s Going to Prison
broken O.J. Simpson was sentenced Friday to as much as 33 years in
prison for a hotel armed robbery after a judge rejected his apology and
said, "It was much more than stupidity.'' The 61-year-old football Hall
of Famer stood shackled and stone-faced as Judge Jackie Glass rattled
off the punishment.