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Reading The Record Of The Tree Rings

Scientists have studied natural climate change for quite a while. Part of what we have learned about past climates comes from tree rings, and thereon hangs an interesting tale going back more than a century.

 

Butti The Tortoise Joins Bronx Zoo Cobra

Butti the Tortoise joins the Bronx Zoo cobra as missing. But unlike the cobra, Butti the Tortoise disappeared as the result of a theft....
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Let The Buyer Beware: Capacitors

Those of us who have been around the block a few times will remember the last time gasoline hit $4 per gallon a new industry sprang up. Drivers could buy magnets to attach to fuel lines to allegedly boost a car’s gas mileage by 20 or even 30 percent....
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The Right Time To Sell

With the price of gold over $1,000 per troy ounce, people have asked me if they should sell Great Aunt Edna’s rings and bracelets....
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Why Hate Undocumented Immigrants?

I am a native born New Yorker, from the Bronx, and a second generation proud American. America is a country that is almost solely composed of immigrants and/or the offspring of immigrants. The only indigenous peoples are the American Indians and even they probably crossed over to this continent, albeit before the rest of us and our ancestors arrived in this wonderful country!...
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"Gasland" Nothing But Hot Air

Those planning to tune in to HBO tonight to view the anti-drilling film "Gasland" should know this: it is a fairy tale; pure fiction and poorly disguised as a factual documentary....
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Bronx Ranks Top US Growth City?

U-Haul International, Inc. earlier this week released results of the annual U-Haul National Migration Trend Report that reflects the nation's top growth areas for families that moved during 2009. The 2009 Top U.S. Growth Cities Report indicates that for cities with more than with 5,000 families moving, Bronx, NY had the highest percentage of growth, with 17.22 percent. ...
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Bronx's Keltic Dreams Entertain Obama

President Barack Obama is celebrating St. Patrick's Day by meeting with Irish Prime minister Brian Cowen at the White House in Washington, DC....
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The Census Is Coming

Concerned about the serious long-term political and financial consequences of an inaccurate census count for New York City, The New York Community Trust has joined with the New York Foundation, the Open Society Institute, and other funders to launch the 2010 Census Funders NYC Initiative....
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Privatize The Gain, Socialize The Loss

The public and the politicians have been outraged at the bonuses the recently bailed out banks have decided to pay themselves. In the United States, bankers are now held in lower esteem than politicians....
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Happy Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. ...
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We Wish You A Happy New Year!

As the ball droped on Times Square at midnight today, an additional 2.6 million U.S. residents will bring in the New Year up from a year ago....
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Dept. Of Veterans Affairs Scandal

We would like to bring to the public attention a letter we recently received from one of our readers, Chauncey L. Robinson....
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Heritage Thanksgiving Turkeys

Grown on an open range using vegetarian feed, these birds are raised to perfection and come at a price between $120 and $200....
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Helping Veterans And Their Families

To survive war, soldiers are required to kill human beings they have never met, witness the death of comrades, withstand the loneliness of being continents away from home and family in a strange and unsafe place, and to develop a keen awareness of risks....
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Veterans Day In The United States

Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. A federal holiday, it is usually observed on November 11. However, if it occurs on a Sunday then the following Monday is designated for holiday leave, and if it occurs Saturday then either Saturday or Friday may be so designated....
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The Controversy Of Columbus Day

One of our readers, Michelle Avila, a student at Fordham University in the Bronx, submitted the following reaction to the recent Columbus Day celebrations, as well as her thoughts on the man Christopher Columbus and his legacy:...
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The US National Debt Clock Is Ticking

We recently discovered a great website, which provides live US National Debt Clock with a myriad of useful calculations. Below is the summary provied by the site's owners and a reference to the site itself....
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Millions Cannot Afford 'Back-To-School'

International humanitarian aid organization World Vision today warned that millions of low-income children will return to school this year without basic school supplies because high unemployment rates and economic hard times leave many families strapped for cash. The average family spends over $500 on school supplies....
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Ted Kennedy Passes At Age 77

Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. In office since November 1962, Kennedy served nine terms in the Senate....
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I Have A Dream

Delivered on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Remembering The Legacy Of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.”
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Over 11K Babies Will Be Born In The US On New Year’s Day

Almost 11,283 babies will be born in the United States on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today.
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Secretary Perdue Details USDA Functions In The Event Of A Lapse In Federal Funding

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today detailed which functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will remain available in the event of a lapse in government funding.
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The Anniversary Of 9/11

Statement from Borough President Diaz regarding the anniversary of 9/11:
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U.S. Marks The 17th Anniversary Of 9/11 With Somber Tributes & A New Monument

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city.
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Google Doodle Celebrates America's Workers On Labor Day 2018

Google Doodle did not take the day off Monday, when it hailed the American worker on Labor Day.
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Staff Sergeant Ugarte Received A Battle Field Promotion

Staff Sergeant Ugarte received a battle field promotion from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant on July 1, 2018 by Lieutenant General Funk - the COMBINED JOINT TASK FORCE-OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE Commander for exceptional performance while deployed to Baghdad, Iraq.
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Happy Independence Day!

On January 20, 1961 John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address inspired Americans to see the importance of civic action and public service.
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Hristina Tisheva

is a freelance journalist who aspires to be a sports reporter. Her professional background is in radio. She hosted a four-hour long morning talk show and a five-hour long sports program; both on national air in her native Bulgaria. Hristina is currently a graduate student at Columbia Journalism School.