Potomac, MD – Snake Stirred Up by Storm Irene Bites Orthodox Jewish Mom

Potomac, MD — A woman in Montgomery County were bitten by poisonous snakes apparently disturbed by Irene.
“I had no idea there were poisonous snakes in my backyard by the pool. I mean who would’ve thought that?” Debra Panitch wonders.
The Potomac resident found copperhead snake in her backyard around 6:30 last night. She was cleaning for […]


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Potomac, MD – Snake Stirred Up by Storm Irene Bites Mom

Potomac, MD — A woman in Montgomery County were bitten by poisonous snakes apparently disturbed by Irene.
“I had no idea there were poisonous snakes in my backyard by the pool. I mean who would’ve thought that?” Debra Panitch wonders.
The Potomac resident found copperhead snake in her backyard around 6:30 last night. She was cleaning for […]


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Atlanta – Half of Americans Drink Daily Soda, Sweet Beverage

Atlanta — Half of Americans drink a soda or sugary beverage each day — and some are downing a lot.
One in 20 people drinks the equivalent of more than four cans of soda each day, even though health officials say sweetened beverages should be limited to less than half a can.
The Centers for Disease Control […]


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Hurricane Irene Blamed For At Least 45 Deaths In 13 States

Hurricane Irene has led to the deaths of at least 45 people in 13 states, according to an Associated Press tally. Additionally, Irene is responsible for at least eight deaths in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The information is derived from law enforcement agencies, emergency officials and family members.
CONNECTICUT: 2
— Charlotte Levine, 89, […]

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Fleischmanns, NY – Rescue Workers Recall Brooklyn Woman’s Watery Death

Fleischmanns, NY — Leah Stern-Gluck, 82, who lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn died when Tropical Storm Irene hit the upstate town where she was vacationing, and the rescue workers who tried to save her shared their harrowing tale. NY1’s Zack Fink filed the following report.
As the rain pounded on Sunday, emergency workers ordered evacuations. When some […]


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Haifa Uni postpones conference with ‘Torat Hamelech’ author


Protesters: Don’t give platform to rabbi who preaches to kill gentiles; move comes after pressure from numerous organizations.

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Beit Shemesh – Police: Orot Girls School Will be Safe

Beit Shemesh — A girls’ elementary school in Beit Shemesh that has faced threats will be protected when the school year opens, local police chief Kobi Cohen promised parents in a meeting. “I will provide the necessary manpower to maintain law and order in Beit Shemesh even if it means bringing help from outside,” he […]


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Beit Shemesh – Police: Beit Shemesh The Orot Girls School Will be Safe

Beit Shemesh — A girls’ elementary school in Beit Shemesh that has faced threats will be protected when the school year opens, local police chief Kobi Cohen promised parents in a meeting. “I will provide the necessary manpower to maintain law and order in Beit Shemesh even if it means bringing help from outside,” he […]


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FBI on Heightened Alert for 9/11 Anniversary

The FBI will be on heightened alert around Sept. 11 because of the possibility of attacks timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
“In the past, al-Qaida has not been fixated on anniversaries,” says an FBI official. “But from the material seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound, we see references to the 10th […]

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Billions In Federal 9/11 Relief Funds Went Unspent, Report Finds

Most of the federal money given to city agencies and Liberty Bonds after the September 11th attacks was put to good use, but billions have gone unspent, according to a report released by the city’s Independent Budget Office.
The report finds the city spent over $11 billion on redevelopment.
However, $3 billion in tax breaks aimed at […]

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