Friday, December 26, 2008

Bargain-Hunters Hit Stores

Police: 'Sopranos' Actor 'Johnny Cakes' Kills Self

1010 WINS New York's #1 source for local news, traffic and weather - Police: 'Sopranos' Actor 'Johnny Cakes' Kills Self

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.

John Costelloe, who played the hunky short-order cook Johnny Cakes

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

Source: Teixeira Agrees to $180M Yankees Deal

Feds to Trim LaGuardia Flights to Cut Congestion

1010 WINS New York's #1 source for local news, traffic and weather - Feds to Trim LaGuardia Flights to Cut Congestion

-- 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.

Ex-Actor Acquitted of Officer's Murder

Saturday, December 20, 2008

What Gmail does better than its competitors

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

New Dell Laptop: Thinner Than Air?

New Dell Laptop: Thinner Than Air? -

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

Juror Replaced in Lillo Brancato's Trial

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

Nextel BlackBerry Curve 8350

Nextel BlackBerry Curve 8350 | RIMarkable

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 BlackBerry

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

Caroline Kennedy to Seek Hillary Clinton's Senate Seat

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

How Apple's iPhone Reshaped the Industry

How Apple's iPhone Reshaped the Industry - BusinessWeekA few years ago, if someone asked what sort of cell phone you had, your
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'

White House promises last-ditch auto rescue

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AP PhotoHelp 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 Issued Across Tri-State Area, Winter Weather Advisory Up North

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.

Flood Watch Issued Across Tri-State Area

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Yankees, Mets Ask For Millions More To Finance Stadiums

NY1 | 24 Hour Local News | Top Stories | Yankees, Mets Ask For Millions More To Finance StadiumsThe New York Yankees and New York Mets are asking for an extra $450 million in public bonds to help finance their new stadiums.

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.

More Than 1,800 Arrests in NJ Anti-Gang Crackdown

1010 WINS New York's #1 source for local news, traffic and weather - More Than 1,800 Arrests in NJ Anti-Gang Crackdown More than 1,8000 suspects have been arrested as part of New Jersey's statewide anti-gang initiative.

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

Financial Crisis Tames Demand for World’s Oldest Service

Financial C

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.

Nearby, in
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 -

NYC man spends $7,500 to fight $115 parking ticket

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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."

Former electrical
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.

Auto Bailout Sent to White House

Would-Be Dancer Missing after Meeting Sex Offender

Friday, December 05, 2008

Dozen Men Charged in Brazen Manhattan FedEx Truck Heist

-- 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. Simpson Sentenced to As Much as 33 Years

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.

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