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“al Quaida Sympathizer” had Bayonne New Jersey Police Headquarters in his sights-


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Not Clear Why the Bayonne Police Department Was  Considered a Target By Suspect, 27 year-old Jose Pimentel, a resident of Manhattan considered a “Lone Wolf ” Terrorist

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(Bayonne) The New York City Police Department on Saturday arrested An “al-Qaida sympathizer” accused of plotting to bomb police and post offices in New York City and U.S. troops returning home as well as Bayonne Police Headquarters.
Public Safety Director Jason O’Donnell said that the Bayonne Police Department is working with the NYPD and other agencies involved in connection with the continuing investigation.

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Largest Margarita Ever Made for Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville Casino in Las Vegas


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during the grand opening celebration for the Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo Las Vegas October 14, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The casino set the Guinness World Records title for largest gallon beverage with an 8,500-gallon, two-story Margarita named "Lucky Rita."

On October 14th, Margaritaville Las Vegas Reclaimed the Guinness World Record for the Largest Margarita Ever Made in Celebration of the Margaritaville Casino Opening at Flamingo

 photo by  Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Now On Sale, Lucky Rita is A Concoction With A Cause

LAS VEGAS (OCTOBER 14, 2011) – On Oct. 14th at 5 O’clock in the evening Margaritaville broke the World Record for the largest margarita ever made as verified by Guinness World Records. The event was part of the Grand Opening festivities for the new Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo in Las Vegas.

Jimmy Buffet and Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team at the event

 Halfway through the ceremony celebrating the new World Record, Jimmy Buffett surprised fans by coming out and raising a glass of Lucky Rita with the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team along with Flamingo’s Rick Mazer and Margaritaville’s Tamara Baldanza in front of more than 1,000 Parrotheads and onlookers.

 “Much appreciation for these great wounded warriors, who I’ve worked with for a long time. Gentleman, thank you for coming out. We’re going to have a good time this weekend. Let the FIN begin,” said Buffett.

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FedEx Pumps $1M into Small Business Economy in Support of Second Annual Small Business SaturdaySM


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FedEx Teams with American Express to Drive Consumers to Shop Main Street During Busy Holiday Retail Season

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 27, 2011-FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is injecting $1 million into the small business economy of the United States with its support of Small Business Saturday 2011.  The commitment, announced today, will send tens of thousands of additional consumers into Main Street merchants on November 26, helping to drive holiday sales for local businesses at a time when customer demand remains among their biggest challenges.   

As the premier sponsor in the , FedEx will give away for free 30,000 Shop-SmallSM American Express gift cards, each worth $25, to consumers through a Facebook promotion leading up to Small Business Saturday on November 26.  Ten thousand additional cards will be distributed directly to FedEx customers.  The contribution means more money in the cash registers of locally-owned independent businesses. Continue reading FedEx Pumps $1M into Small Business Economy in Support of Second Annual Small Business SaturdaySM

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Recognizing Our Canine Heros

September 11th, 2011 Ceremony to Recognize 9/11 Working Dog

Liberty State Park, Jersey City 12:45 pm

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On Sun, Sept 11th, “Finding One Another: the 10th Anniversary Tribute to the Canine Search & Rescue Community of 9/11”  will honor canine working dog teams on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. “Finding One Another” has identified more than 950 working dog teams (civilian, government, law enforcement and military) who served in response to 9/11. These teams were involved with search and rescue, recovery and security efforts at Ground Zero, the Pentagon, Shanksville, and the Fresh Kills Landfill recovery site. Continue reading Recognizing Our Canine Heros

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Soldier Missing from Vietnam War Identified

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United States Flag with kneeling Soldier silhouette by Bob Orsillo
United States Flag with kneeling Soldier silhouette by Bob Orsillo

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Army Chief Warrant Officer George A. Howes, of Knox, Ind., will be buried Aug. 5 in Arlington National Cemetery. On Jan. 10, 1970, Howes and three aircrew members were returning to their base at Chu Lai, South Vietnam aboard a UH-1C Huey helicopter. Due to bad weather, their helicopter went down over Quang Nam Province, Socialist Republic of Vietnam (S.R.V.). Continue reading Soldier Missing from Vietnam War Identified

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NORTH EAST WEATHER-HOT HOT HOT! 100 Years Ago was also -HOT HOT HOT

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Is This Crazy or What…Did you know 100Years ago in July there was an extreme heatwave as we are experiencing today.

From the website:

100 Years Ago Today

16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today in Her diary : 

Sunday, July 2, 1911: Almost roasted today. Went to Sunday school this afternoon. We had company this evening. One of Ruthie’s future pupil’s and parents.

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

July 2, 1911 was an extremely hot day across the Eastern and Midwestern US. The New York Times reported that on July 2 in  New York City it was:

 . . . the hottest day here in twelve years. Mercury up to 94.5, with 72 per cent. humidity, and next to no breeze.

The paper also reported that:

HARRISBURG, Penn, July 2—The temperature today reached 98.2, the hottest recorded since July 1, 1901, when 100 was the maximum. The intense heat caused much sickness.

New York Times (July 3, 1911)

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