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Archive for November 2006

Tom Wolfe’s Sunday NY Times Op-Ed

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“Tom Wolfe’s full-spread Op-Ed piece in Sunday’s New York Times is required reading for anyone who cares about New York City. Period.”

The (Naked) City and the Undead,” 11/26/06, pp10-11. A few quotes can hardly do justice to Wolfe’s dead-on assessment of the “undead” Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) and its downward spiral.” – Landmark West!

I once heard him speak in the Student Union of the University at Buffalo, NY, with Reverend Abernathy back in the early 1970s about their respective views on the causes of urban riots that once (and again) rocked the USA, also researched by a federal commission.

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11/29/2006 at 12:40 am

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Oneidas excavate non-Native site

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“The Oneida Nation recently encountered evidence of non-native historical artifacts on the site of an impending building demolition on its property. As a responsible functioning government, the Nation, in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act, followed due diligence and hired an archeological firm to excavate the site to ascertain its significance.”

EmpireStateNews.net article

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11/28/2006 at 10:41 pm

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It appears to be a long time…yes it does

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NY Daily News City briefs

Lockups not legal, claim protesters

Stung by public demonstrations that followed the 1999 shooting of Amadou Diallo, the Giuliani administration cracked down on subsequent protesters by locking them up overnight, a lawyer charged yesterday.

Following the shooting of Diallo, then-Police Commissioner Howard Safir tossed out the old unwritten policy of releasing demonstrators on a summons or desk appearance hours later, said attorney Alan Levine, who represents 350 protesters in Manhattan Federal Court. The protesters are seeking unspecified damages, claiming their civil rights were violated. -30- Thomas Zambito

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11/28/2006 at 8:51 pm

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Christmas wreath peace sign banned

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Homeowners association threatens to impose $25-a-day fine

Denver (AP) – A homeowners association in southwestern Colorado has threatened to fine a resident $25 a day until she removes a Christmas wreath with a peace sign that some say is an anti-Iraq war protest or a symbol of Satan. MSNBC

As I recall, having been interested in Carl G. Jung’s paperback “Man and His Symbols” back in Newfield high school (a controversial German associate of Sigmund Freud in the psychoanalytic movement who had his practice in Switzerland and notable patients, e.g. Herman Hesse) I found that the “Peace” symbol represents two semaphore flag positions for “N” and “D” and are said to be an acronym for “nuclear disarmament”. Semaphore was used in many places as flags for sending messages, particularly in military signal corps.

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11/27/2006 at 4:46 am

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Protester immolation virtually unnoticed

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By Ashley M. Heher Associated Press Writer

Chicago (AP) “Malachi Ritscher envisioned his death as one full of purpose.”

“At 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 3 – four days before an election caused a seismic shift in Washington politics – Ritscher, a frequent anti-war protester, stood by an off-ramp in downtown Chicago near a statue of a giant flame, set up a video camera, doused himself with gasoline and lit himself on fire.”

The Journal News News From the Lower Hudson

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11/27/2006 at 4:28 am

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Hundreds tour homes, go shopping in Cold Spring

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By Gary Stern The Journal News

Cold Spring – If you wanted to tour historic homes and start your holiday shopping in this antiques lovers’ village, yesterday was simply the day to do it.

The Journal News News From the Lower Hudson

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11/27/2006 at 4:11 am

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Yoko: In John’s memory, say you’re sorry on Dec. 8

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New York (AP) – John Lennon’s widow is calling for the anniversary of his death to become a day of worldwide healing.

The Journal News News From the Lower Hudson

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11/27/2006 at 4:01 am

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