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  • New York City Voters Oppose Mosque Near Ground Zero, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

    07/01/2010 4:54:26 AM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Quinnipiac University Polling Institute ^ | July 1, 2010 | none listed
    July 1, 2010 - New York City Voters Oppose Mosque Near Ground Zero, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Does Mosque Foster Understanding Or Insult 9/11 Victims? New York City voters oppose 52 - 31 percent a proposal by a Muslim group to build a mosque and cultural center two blocks from Ground Zero, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 17 percent are undecided. Opinions about the proposed mosque range from 46 - 36 percent support among Manhattan voters to 73 - 14 percent opposition in Staten Island, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Opposition to the mosque...
  • Seeking Independent Practices

    06/13/2010 5:39:48 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 2 replies · 259+ views
    Albany Times Union ^ | June 12, 2010 | Cathleen F. Crowley
    Seeking independent practicesNurse practitioners, midwives ask end to pacts with doctors By CATHLEEN F. CROWLEY, Staff writer First published: Saturday, June 12, 2010 ALBANY - Midwives and nurse practitioners in New York are trying to break free of formal ties to physicians. Both groups of have bills before legislators that would remove the legal requirement that they have written practice agreements with a doctor. "The piece of paper doesn't mean anything because we are going to collaborate with the person who is the most appropriate (for the medical situation)," said Laura Sheperis, president of the New York State Association of...
  • U.S. To Back Unilateral Declaration Of Palestinian State?

    12/11/2009 5:30:51 AM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 41 replies · 1,692+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12.11.2009 | Aaron Klein
    U.S. To Back Unilateral Declaration Of Palestinian State? Top official negotiating with Washington on threat to ask for recognition from U.N. By Aaron Klein © 2009 WorldNetDaily TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Authority has been negotiating an understanding with the Obama administration regarding a Palestinian threat to unilaterally ask the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state outside of negotiations with Israel, WND has learned. According to a senior PA official, the PA's chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, headed a team that held a series of meetings the past few weeks with members of the Obama administration in Washington to discuss...
  • Israel's Arab Citizens Deserve Better Than Lieberman

    02/24/2009 8:25:15 AM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 33 replies · 847+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 2.24.09 | Richard Cohen
    The day after the UN created the State of Israel, the country's first president, Chaim Weizmann, found time to work on his memoir, "Trial and Error." In it, he issued a warning to the Israeli leaders of today: "I am certain that the world will judge the Jewish state by what it will do with the Arabs." It was Nov. 30, 1947. Weizmann was an astonishingly accomplished man - chemist, diplomat, statesman - but maybe his most uncanny talent was that of seer. Peering into the future, he glimpsed the ugly turn Israeli politics has recently taken and how it...
  • Hamas Fighters Display Mix of Swagger and Fear

    01/15/2009 7:03:04 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 13 replies · 1,293+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/13/09 | TAGHREED EL-KHODARY and SABRINA TAVERNISE
    GAZA CITY — The fighter was wearing slippers, had not showered for days and had been living on dried dates. But he was in a good mood because Tuesday was payday. As beleaguered as Hamas’s military wing might seem after more than 900 Palestinian deaths and 18 days of fighting, he and two other young men here say it is not broken.
  • Report: Employee Lawsuit Alleges Company Used Waterboarding to Motivate Workers

    02/29/2008 12:33:46 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 56 replies · 271+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | 2.29.2008
    A supervisor at a motivational coaching business in Utah allegedly used waterboarding on a member of his sales team to motivate staff, according to a lawsuit filed by an employee, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Chad Hudgens, a former salesman for Prosper, Inc., in Provo, Utah, alleges his manager, Joshua Christopherson, asked him to lie on a hill before he poured water from a gallon jug into Hudgens' mouth and nostrils as other sales staff held him down, the paper reports. "At the conclusion of his abusive demonstration, Christopherson told the team that he wanted them to work as hard...
  • Golden-Gal Reps

    06/25/2007 8:05:39 AM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 6 replies · 535+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6.25.2007 | Geoff Earle
    Three well-heeled local millionairesses in Congress have built fortunes that dwarf the nest eggs of their male colleagues, financial-disclosure reports reveal. Democratic Reps. Nita Lowey, Carolyn Maloney, and Carolyn McCarthy all are in the club of millionaires, whose most famous member is Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  • No Jail for Tree Lovebirds

    03/23/2005 7:47:32 AM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 32 replies · 999+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 3.23.2005 | Barbara Ross
    No jail for tree lovebirds BY BARBARA ROSSDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Two men arrested after a nearly-naked treetop tryst in Central Park last year got taken to the woodshed yesterday. But preoperative transsexual William Rund, 33, and boy toy Christopher Montero, 18, won't have to do any time behind bars. The ponytailed Rund got three years' probation, and Montero got five days of community service from a Criminal Court judge for the X-rated show they put on last April 22. "I did it out of love," said Rund, whose affair with Montero ran afoul of the teen's family as well...
  • Sleeping With the Guitar Player

    03/12/2005 2:56:47 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 44 replies · 1,023+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3.13.2005 | Jean Hanff Korelitz
    March 13, 2005MODERN LOVESleeping With the Guitar Player By JEAN HANFF KORELITZ N the Ages of Man, there are the classics - infancy, childhood, adulthood. We have the Midlife Crisis, of course, so dear to therapists and second wives everywhere. There is adolescence, which in some men seems to last, oh, well, when does it end? But in the last few years I've experienced, via my husband, another masculine stage, one I'd been blissfully unaware of. This is the time of a man's life that I must now and forever think of as the Guitar-in-the-Basement phase. Six years ago, when...
  • Here Comes the Mother-to-Be

    03/12/2005 2:53:11 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 150 replies · 3,034+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3.13.2005 | Mireya Navarro
    March 13, 2005 Here Comes the Mother-to-Be By MIREYA NAVARRO OS ANGELESFOR her wedding last year before 100 guests at the historic Mission Inn in Riverside, Calif., Neomi Padilla, 32, wore a sexy spaghetti-strap dress from L'ezu Atelier in Newport Beach and four-inch heels. Then she held on for dear life.At the altar, she was unable to kneel comfortably. "My husband held me because I thought I'd fall," she said. Making her way down a staircase to the reception things got more precarious. Being seven months pregnant, she couldn't see her feet. Only a few years ago, women planning simultaneously...
  • On the Home Front, a Source of Support

    02/26/2005 7:44:48 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 4 replies · 498+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2.27.2005 | Kate Zernike
    February 27, 2005 On the Home Front, a Source of Support By KATE ZERNIKE MONG the promises to help firm your thighs or give you a more lustrous head of hair that shout out from covers of women's magazines, "7 Things to Expect From A Man Who's Been Living in the Desert" strikes a somewhat discordant note. It was one of the teasers gracing the cover of the first issue of Military Spouse, a new magazine published every other month that was founded in the run-up to the Iraq war by two Navy wives frustrated by what they perceived as...
  • Bush's Next Target: Malpractice Lawyers

    02/26/2005 7:41:55 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 31 replies · 1,550+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2.27.2005 | Steve Lohr
    February 27, 2005 Bush's Next Target: Malpractice Lawyers By STEVE LOHR HICAGOTODD A. SMITH is one of the nation's leading medical malpractice lawyers, renowned and feared in the courtroom, having extracted a lengthy string of multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts from doctors, hospitals and insurers over the years. Though wealthy even by the standards of his profession, Mr. Smith, 55, seems to have lost none of the intensity and passion that fuel his 12- to 14-hour workdays and make him a persuasive trial lawyer.Seated in his law firm's conference room, with an Olympian view high above Lake Michigan, Mr. Smith recited...
  • How Do I Love Thee? I'm Not Sure Yet

    02/12/2005 7:00:08 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 527 replies · 6,079+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2.13.2005 | Damien Cave
    February 13, 2005 How Do I Love Thee? I'm Not Sure Yet By DAMIEN CAVE IET GAUCHAT arrived at his new girlfriend's apartment on Valentine's Day a few years ago with box of chocolate candy and a card. Their first date had occurred only a few weeks earlier, and since he had just ended a serious relationship, Mr. Gauchat approached the holiday warily. He figured candy was safe - a step up from the clip-on teddy bear he'd given to someone a few years back, yielding the complaint that he was "an emotional park bench." The idea was simply to...
  • Back From the Front, With Honor, a Warrior's Truth

    02/12/2005 3:52:18 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 14 replies · 820+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2.13.2005 | Helen Gerhardt
    February 13, 2005MODERN LOVEBack From the Front, With Honor, a Warrior's Truth By HELEN GERHARDT OHN was a love child, conceived on the driver's seat of my rusty old Volvo as I sped toward my National Guard headquarters in March of 2002. I was aglow with unexpected discovery, my body flush from hours of cuddling skin to skin with my newly beloved. But I had lingered too long and now was pushing the speedometer toward 90 in a 70 mile-an-hour zone, trying desperately to get to the armory in time for morning formation. I was speeding toward what I knew...
  • Palace Award for Rock Star Daltrey

    02/09/2005 8:23:33 AM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 120 replies · 1,583+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 2.9.2005 | Laura Elston
    12:44pm (UK) Palace Award for Rock Star Daltrey By Laura Elston, PA Deputy Court Correspondent He may have been accepted by the “Establishment”, but rock star Roger Daltrey insisted today that The Who’s songs were not quite the Queen’s cup of tea. The 60-year-old lead singer said the monarch would have “fallen off her podium” if his rebellious 60s anthem My Generation had been blasted out at Buckingham Palace while he collected his CBE. Daltrey said afterwards: “She said I got this for my music as well as charity work but I don’t think she’s a rock and roll fan....
  • In Barrooms, Smoking Ban Is Less Reviled

    02/05/2005 6:24:19 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 33 replies · 840+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2.6.2005 | Jim Rutenberg and Lily Koppel
    February 6, 2005 In Barrooms, Smoking Ban Is Less Reviled By JIM RUTENBERG and LILY KOPPEL ack in 2002, when the City Council was weighing Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's proposal to eliminate smoking from all indoor public places, few opponents were more fiercely outspoken than James McBratney, president of the Staten Island Restaurant and Tavern Association.He frequently ripped Mr. Bloomberg as a billionaire dictator with a prohibitionist streak that would undo small businesses like his bar and his restaurant. Visions of customers streaming to the legally smoke-filled pubs of New Jersey kept him awake at night.Asked last week what he...
  • The Patriots Made a Man of Me, in a Manner of Speaking

    02/05/2005 3:57:34 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 36 replies · 521+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2.6.2005 | Brendan Tapley
    February 6, 2005MODERN LOVEThe Patriots Made a Man of Me, in a Manner of Speaking By BRENDAN TAPLEY S a gay man, I've spent my whole life trying to figure out how to talk "guy." That may sound strange - you may not think debating the merits of the latest plasma TV or sparring over the quickest highway directions are exactly conversational standards to aspire to. But I've always longed for the camaraderie that succeeding at guy talk confers. Whenever I've tried to bridge this language divide, I've only crashed and burned. (Lobbying to read my college roommates' tarot cards...
  • Victim's Beau: Why hide? (Says slay suspect shouldn't have fled)

    02/04/2005 2:46:58 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 53 replies · 1,447+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 2.4.2005 | TAMER EL-GHOBASHY, ROBERT GEARTY and ALISON GENDAR
    The high school cheerleader who allegedly hid the stolen handgun used to kill actress Nicole duFresne never should have covered up for the murderer, the actress' heartbroken fiancé said yesterday. "She didn't have to flee the state, hide the gun and take on another person's crime in the way that she did," 29-year-old Jeffrey Sparks said of Ashley Evans, who went to her father's Maryland home after the crime. "She could have come forward. She didn't have to hide out," Sparks said before a memorial ceremony on the lower East Side to honor the woman he had planned to marry...
  • Animated Frog's Genitals -- Okay for TV?

    02/02/2005 8:50:03 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 30 replies · 1,095+ views
    LONDON (Reuters) - Despite complaints from 60 people, Britain's advertising regulators said Wednesday there is nothing inappropriate about the genitals of an animated frog whose high-pitched squeals are sold as a mobile phone ringtone. Television adverts of the motorcycle-riding Crazy Frog, who is drawn with a broad smile and a tiny penis, run frequently on British television, amusing, baffling and annoying viewers. "While unusual for an animated model of this type to be shown with genitalia, no sexual or inappropriate references were made about its anatomy," the UK's Advertising Standards Authority said. Twenty-two people complained they were worried children might...
  • R&B Singer Gouges Out Eye After Suicide Attempt

    02/02/2005 8:47:59 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 171 replies · 5,319+ views
    Reuters, via Yahoo ^ | 2.2.2005 | Gail Mitchell
    By Gail Mitchell LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Following a suicide attempt, R&B singer Houston has gouged out his eye while on an overseas performance junket.   A brief statement was released Wednesday by his Capitol Records label, saying only, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Houston during this tragic time." According to sources, the singer first attempted to jump out of a London hotel window last Thursday. Prevented from doing so by his security staff, Houston was locked in his room, at which time the injury occurred. No additional details as to his current condition or whereabouts have been disclosed....
  • Conservative in Politics, Not in Lingerie

    02/02/2005 6:23:29 AM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 80 replies · 2,881+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2.2.2005 | Peter Applebome
    February 2, 2005OUR TOWNSConservative in Politics, Not in Lingerie By PETER APPLEBOME HO knows if the Republican Babe of the Week feature on Tom Schneider's conservative Web site will do much for the party in New Jersey?But with the Republicans ascendant nationally and stuck in the mud in New Jersey, maybe Mr. Schneider is on to something with his promise to put the party back in the Grand Old Party.So if the seven Republicans hoping to take on Democratic Senator Jon S. Corzine in the race for New Jersey governor want to get some attention, here's a hint: Don't worry...
  • U.S. Leads in Sexually Transmitted Disease Rate

    01/26/2005 7:18:46 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 49 replies · 952+ views
    HealthDay, via Yahoo ^ | 1.26.2005 | Amanda Gardner
    U.S. Leads in Sexually Transmitted Disease Rate Wed Jan 26, 7:02 PM ET By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of early death and disability that can be attributed to sexual behavior are three times higher in the United States than other so-called developed nations, a new study finds. Yahoo! Health Have questions about your health?Find answers here.   This finding precludes the AIDS (news - web sites) epidemic in many African countries. American men still die more often as a result of having a sexually transmitted disease, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
  • Firefighters Suspended for Sex on Duty

    01/26/2005 7:14:28 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 8 replies · 938+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four Sacramento, California firefighters who admitted to having sex while on duty have been suspended pending an investigation, a spokesman for the city's fire department said on Tuesday. The three men, including a captain, admitted to having sex with a fourth firefighter, a woman, while on duty. Superiors put all four on administrative leave on Monday, marking the second recent sex scandal to hit the sleepy state capital's fire department. "The four individuals have admitted to having sex in the firehouse," said Captain Niko King, a spokesman for the department. "They even conspired to keep it...
  • Firefighters Suspended for Sex on Duty

    01/26/2005 7:12:54 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 23 replies · 1,241+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four Sacramento, California firefighters who admitted to having sex while on duty have been suspended pending an investigation, a spokesman for the city's fire department said on Tuesday. The three men, including a captain, admitted to having sex with a fourth firefighter, a woman, while on duty. Superiors put all four on administrative leave on Monday, marking the second recent sex scandal to hit the sleepy state capital's fire department. "The four individuals have admitted to having sex in the firehouse," said Captain Niko King, a spokesman for the department. "They even conspired to keep it...
  • Weiner Heckled By His Own Mom

    01/26/2005 8:19:40 AM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 65 replies · 2,339+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1.26.2005 | Maggie Haberman
    Weiner heckled by his own mom BY MAGGIE HABERMANDAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU Anthony Weiner got a public reminder yesterday that "Mother knows best." As the Democratic mayoral hopeful blasted Mayor Bloomberg's educational policies yesterday, he was quietly corrected by his own mom. After Weiner's first major education speech, the congressman told a West Side Chamber of Commerce breakfast that music, arts and language programs have been "decimated" under Bloomberg. "You basically have one choice in school now in terms of a second language and that's Spanish," said Weiner (D-Queens, Brooklyn), a public school alum. But his mom, Fran, a...
  • Wal-Mart's Cost Too High for Workers, Merchants

    01/26/2005 8:13:41 AM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 248 replies · 4,107+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1.26.2005 | Bill Danio & Sung Soo Kim
    Wal-Mart's cost too high for workers, merchants By BILL DANIO and SUNG SOO KIM With more than 3,000 stores and super centers in the country and more than 1.5 million employees worldwide, there is no denying that Wal-Mart, which wants to build a 135,000-square-foot store in Rego Park, Queens, is a Wall Street darling and a rip-roaring success story. More and more, however, people are beginning to see that Wal-Mart's incredible expansion is only one side of a more complicated story. The other side of the narrative finds Main Street shopping areas closed all over the country. It finds regional...
  • Signal Room Fire Reroutes Trains on 3 Subway Lines

    01/23/2005 10:15:34 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 16 replies · 247+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1.24.2005 | Sewell Chan
    January 24, 2005THE SUBWAYSSignal Room Fire Reroutes Trains on 3 Subway Lines By SEWELL CHAN subway fire severely damaged a signal relay room in Lower Manhattan yesterday afternoon, and transit officials warned last night that service on the A and the C, two of the city's busiest subway lines, would be suspended or sharply reduced throughout today.The A, C and E lines were rerouted following the 2 p.m. fire at the Chambers Street station, but the extent and significance of the blaze were not apparent for hours, officials said. No one was injured in the fire, which officials said appeared...
  • (Page Six) Kerry Makes Heel of Herself

    01/23/2005 10:08:49 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 72 replies · 2,761+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1.24.2005 | Richard Johnson
    <p>ALEXANDRA Kerry might not have made the most gracious presidential daughter. She waltzed into the Converse suite at the Motorola lodge and started demanding shoes. "The woman running the suite was helping someone else, but Alexandra didn't care," said our spy. "She just started pointing to all these shoes and saying really loudly, 'A 10! In those, those and those! Didn't you hear me? A 10!' " When the Converse woman told Kerry she didn't have her size, Kerry waggled her finger and sniffed, "I am NOT impressed with what's going on here." The woman sighed, "Well, then, you can leave — I am not impressed with you!"</p>
  • Report: Knicks' Wilkens resigns

    01/21/2005 10:36:16 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 36 replies · 656+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1.22.2005 | Frank Isola
    Report: Knicks' Wilkens resigns By Frank IsolaNew York Daily News Lenny Wilkens resigned on Friday night as Knicks coach and will be replaced by assistant coach Herb Williams, according to a league source. The stunning development came just hours after Scott Padgett's jumper at the buzzer gave the Houston Rockets a 92-91 victory over the Knicks at the Garden. Within minutes there were rumors flying around the arena that Knicks president Isiah Thomas had fired Wilkens, the legendary coach whom Thomas hired last Jan. 15. However, a team source denied that Wilkens had been fired and would only say that...
  • Witness to a Wedding That Wasn't

    01/15/2005 4:57:11 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 135 replies · 2,531+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1.16.2005 | Jennie Yabroff
    MODERN LOVEWitness to a Wedding That Wasn't By JENNIE YABROFF HE invitation to the wedding said black tie. That afternoon I put on my black silk spaghetti-strap dress and a pearl necklace while my boyfriend searched for the cuff links for his tux. Brian and I were at that point in our relationship (together just under a year) where we liked to talk about weddings ("What did you think of the cake?" "Would you ever make your best man wear a kilt?") but weren't yet ready to talk about marriage. Still, I loved going to weddings - loved, most of...
  • An In With the In Crowd, for a Fee

    01/15/2005 4:53:43 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 20 replies · 702+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1.16.2005 | Frank Owen
    January 16, 2005 An In With the In Crowd, for a Fee By FRANK OWEN RESSED in a sober business suit, Jorge Lima, 30, a salesman for a pharmaceuticals company, looked out of place among the gyrating house music mavens at Cielo, a lounge with a futuristic theme in the meatpacking district known for a rotating cast of celebrity D.J.'s. But Mr. Lima didn't mind. On a recent Saturday night, sitting at a private table with a bottle of overpriced vodka, he was having the time of his life watching his pal Sam Oro awkwardly navigate the sunken dance floor...
  • Tryst Turns Torrid

    01/15/2005 6:17:35 AM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 60 replies · 1,654+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1.15.2005 | David Epstein & Maki Becker
    Tryst turns torrid Woman hurt in fire BY DAVID EPSTEINand MAKI BECKERDAILY NEWS WRITERS Some early morning hanky-panky nearly proved deadly for a 32-year-old Manhattan woman when a candle ignited a comforter while she and a neighbor were in bed, witnesses said. The victim was having sex with her neighbor, who identified himself only as Leo, at her first-floor apartment on Broadway on the upper West Side yesterday. "The bed was moving back and forth and then - swoosh - the comforter's burning," said Leo, who ran from the fire, apparently leaving her behind. He said he then dialed 911...
  • Ex Rips Off Man's Testicle

    01/11/2005 8:09:02 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 230 replies · 7,761+ views
    The Sun ^ | 1.11.2005
    By SUN ONLINE REPORTERA WOMAN today admitted ripping off her ex-boyfriend’s testicle with her bare hands after he refused to have sex with her. Amanda Monti, 24, flew into a rage after her ex-lover, 37-year-old Geoffrey Jones, rejected her advances at the end of a drunken house party.She yanked off his left testicle, which was later handed to him by a friend with the words: "That’s yours."Monti, of Birkenhead, Merseyside, pleaded guilty to wounding at Liverpool Crown Court today and will be sentenced next month.The court heard that Mr Jones had ended his long-term relationship with Monti towards the end...
  • Sometimes a Model Girlfriend Shouldn't

    01/08/2005 8:26:09 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 155 replies · 4,651+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1.9.2005 | Kelly McMasters
    January 9, 2005MODERN LOVESometimes a Model Girlfriend Shouldn't By KELLY McMASTERS Y fiancé, Mark Milroy, sees at least two naked women a week, not including me. His day planner is full of blocks of time carved out by long sweeping arrows and women's names: Aviva, Leslie, Francie, Elise, Maria, Eva. Sometimes they bring costumes: large peacock feathers, polka-dot babydoll dresses, leather corsets, fuzzy cow-print coats, vintage stockings and garters, flowers in their hair. But mostly they are naked. He pays them $20 an hour and feeds them Bustelo coffee from his old Bakelite and aluminum percolator. He smokes and squints,...
  • Can This Hookup Survive?

    01/08/2005 8:23:49 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 39 replies · 1,744+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1.9.2005 | Baz Dreisinger
    January 9, 2005 Can This Hookup Survive? By BAZ DREISINGER PPOSITES attract, yes, but they also bicker like third graders sometimes. When the 5-foot-8 rapper Flavor Flav — whose group, Public Enemy, emerged as the Black Panthers of the hip-hop generation in the late 1980's — met the 6-foot-2 former action-film star Brigitte Nielsen, a battle of bling versus brawn began. He balked when she tried to touch his gold teeth; she towered over him, swiped him with her makeup bag and proclaimed that she would wear the pants in the house. The house in question was the set of...
  • Malpractice Mythology

    01/08/2005 8:19:39 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 77 replies · 2,072+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1.9.2005
    January 9, 2005EDITORIALMalpractice Mythology ort reform," the Bush administration's answer to the problem of high medical malpractice costs, makes sense from only one aspect: the political. The genius of tort reform, which focuses on putting a cap on the awards from malpractice suits, is that it offends only one big-money lobbying group: trial lawyers, who are important financial supporters of the Democratic Party. Meanwhile, it helps or holds harmless Republican special interests in the insurance, drug and health care industries. The only problem is that it hurts the hapless patients who suffer grievous harm at the hands of incompetent doctors.We...
  • Jimi Hendrix Has Best 'Guitar Face'

    01/06/2005 4:39:01 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 345 replies · 5,382+ views
    AP, via Yahoo ^ | 1.6.2005
    NEW YORK - Jimi Hendrix not only had the skills to become a rock legend — he apparently had the right look as well. A recent poll found that Hendrix had the best "guitar face" — the look guitarists get when trying to nail a high note or power chord. Hendrix received 24 percent of the 3,000 votes cast online by the public and a poll by some 20 celebrity judges. B.B. King captured 18 percent of the vote, followed by Angus Young of AC/DC with 16 percent. Gary Lucas (news), guitarist for Gods and Monsters, said he voted for...
  • Malpractice Costs Up 150% Since 1999, Hospitals Say

    01/06/2005 4:30:39 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 3 replies · 183+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1.6.2005 | Thomas J. Lueck
    January 6, 2005 Malpractice Costs Up 150% Since 1999, Hospitals Say By THOMAS J. LUECK he cost of medical malpractice insurance in New York City, Westchester County and on Long Island has risen by nearly 150 percent since 1999, creating severe financial strains that have limited patients' access to such specialties as obstetrics and gynecology and made New York a "crisis state" for doctors, according to a report released yesterday by a hospital trade group.The trade group, the Greater New York Hospital Association, which represents medical institutions in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island, said its analysis had...
  • Violent City Deaths Hit Historic Lows (NYC)

    01/02/2005 6:53:57 AM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 25 replies · 575+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1.2.2005 | Jose Martinex
    Violent city deaths hit historic lows By JOSE MARTINEZDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Sunday, January 2nd, 2005 New York city a safer city — and the startling proof is in the numbers: Not a single livery cabbie was killed in 2004. In fact, it has been nearly two years since anyone behind the wheel has been killed while on duty. Just one pedestrian was killed last year on Queens Blvd., the deadly roadway that claimed 72 pedestrian lives from 1993 to 2000. Now the notorious Boulevard of Death could use a name change. The murder rate continued to fall, keeping the...
  • Resolved: To Do More. Or Less. Or Something.

    01/01/2005 7:13:11 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 18 replies · 381+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1.2.2005 | Warren St. John
    January 2, 2005 Resolved: To Do More. Or Less. Or Something. By WARREN ST. JOHN T'S time for the New Year's resolution, that odd annual rite wherein after a month of giving thanks and celebrating all that is good in our lives we resolve to change the very lives we professed to be so thankful for. While many people are happy with tidy and task-oriented resolutions — stop smoking, drop a few pounds, lay off the Scotch — others are more ambitious. They strive for personal improvement, not a task but a project. Fortunately for them, there is no shortage...
  • Tough Guys, Shapely Eyebrows

    12/30/2004 9:54:51 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 80 replies · 2,911+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12.31.2004 | Andrew Jacobs
    December 31, 2004 Tough Guys, Shapely Eyebrows By ANDREW JACOBS o tweeze or not to tweeze. Such was the question facing Nestor Reyes, a gruff-talking bus driver from the Bronx whose most prominent facial feature was the black band of hair that wriggled across his brow like some giant caterpillar. "Nothing wrong with a unibrow," he told himself. "Looks manly." His girlfriend, Margie Sola, had other ideas on the matter. She thought he looked like the love child of Albert Einstein and Bert from "Sesame Street." "His face was a big mess," she said. In the end, Ms. Sola won...
  • Diplomacy That Can't Be Delegated

    12/29/2004 9:40:47 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 24 replies · 263+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12.30.2004 | Warren Christopher
    December 30, 2004OP-ED CONTRIBUTORDiplomacy That Can't Be Delegated By WARREN CHRISTOPHER os AngelesWE stand at a moment of rare opportunity for the United States in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Yasir Arafat's death makes a comprehensive settlement feasible once again. Mahmoud Abbas, the moderate Palestinian leader, dominates the field for January's presidential election. If he wins, he could fulfill the commitment he made to "peaceful coexistence and cooperation" with Israel on that sunny day of high promise on the White House lawn in 1993.The news this month gives us cause for hope: Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel energized his plan to pull...
  • Gifts for the Looks-Challenged

    12/25/2004 4:53:56 AM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 45 replies · 1,044+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 12.25.2004 | Adam Nichols
    Merry Christmas, dear fat, bald, ugly, uhh ... beloved. Self-improvement gifts, some insensitive, sold fast this year. Hair transplants, gym memberships, cooking classes - even plastic surgery. "It is pretty insulting to say, 'I thought you would like some liposuction this year, honey,'" said Adeena Colbert, of the New York-based American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. "But people are definitely giving gift certificates for plastic surgery." Hair doctor Gary Hitzig is making Christmas shopping for the follicle-challenged a whole new bald game with his gift cards, which can be exchanged for a full head of hair. "There are a lot...
  • Give a Goat for Christmas

    12/24/2004 5:37:01 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 91 replies · 804+ views
    LONDON (Reuters) - Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Think goat! You will pay 24 pounds ($46) for a goat or 10 pounds for a brood of chickens, tell a friend or relative that this is their Christmas present, and it will be sent to a Third World family to provide milk, meat, manure and offspring for trade. People have bought 31,000 goats and 500,000 chickens under the scheme set up by the international aid agency Oxfam, not to mention 650,000 tree seedlings to provide wood and shade and prevent soil erosion. Other aid agencies have similar projects. "Not...
  • Condom Shortage Alarm for Uganda's Festive Season

    12/24/2004 5:35:26 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 55 replies · 1,048+ views
    KAMPALA (Reuters) - AIDS (news - web sites)-aware Ugandans, who use about 250,000 condoms a day, face a shortage of the product after the government introduced new condom tests likely to cut supply over the festive season, the Health Ministry on Friday. The Ministry withdrew Engabu, a local popular brand that was emitting a bad smell, after the World Health Organization (news - web sites) found its quality deteriorated. "We are going to face six months of limited supply," said Vastha Kibirige, a condom coordinator with the Health Ministry. "We fear that in the meantime some people might have unprotected...
  • Three Serious Windows Vulnerabilities Surface

    12/24/2004 5:33:21 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 57 replies · 1,703+ views
    Ziff Davis Media, via Yahoo ^ | 12.24.2004 | David Morgenstern - eWEEK
    Symantec Corp.'s Security Response service on Friday confirmed that unpatched Windows vulnerabilities could pose a serious risk for exploits via malicious Web pages and e-mail messages. One of the three security vulnerabilities involves image handling—a source of recent exploits on Windows and Unix (news - web sites) operating systems. The other two risks are found in the Help system and in Window's ANI (Automatic Number Identification) authentication. Symantec said the Microsoft Windows LoadImage API Function Integer Overflow Vulnerability could be exploited via browsers or e-mail client software. Users who open an HTML message or Web page bearing the image could...
  • Republican Plans Challenge to Bloomberg in Primary

    12/22/2004 10:03:18 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 31 replies · 519+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12.23.2004 | Michael Slackman
    December 23, 2004 Republican Plans Challenge to Bloomberg in Primary By MICHAEL SLACKMAN teve Shaw was once the president of his co-op board, the only elected office he said he had ever held, and now he wants to be mayor of New York City.Mr. Shaw, 30, an investment banker with a Canadian firm in Midtown Manhattan, is planning to run in a Republican primary against Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.Mr. Shaw is young, a relative newcomer to the city, having moved here eight years ago, and is low on campaign money, but he does have a Web site, a few thousand...
  • Jimmy Carter to Supervise PA [Palestinian Authority] Elections

    12/15/2004 8:06:11 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 59 replies · 819+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12.16.2004 | jpost.com staff
    Former US president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter will head the supervising committee for the Palestinian elections set to be held on January 9, Israel Radio reported. Carter was invited by senior members of the Palestinian Authority to participate in the supervision of the elections. Carter will head a 90-member committee that will be responsible for assuring proper election procedures and will remain in the election areas up to three days.
  • Modern Love: Our Bodies, Our Imaginations

    12/11/2004 5:08:25 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 131 replies · 2,483+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12.12.2004 | Jean Braithwaite
    December 12, 2004MODERN LOVEOur Bodies, Our Imaginations By JEAN BRAITHWAITE Y husband had given up on sex. For a while he kept saying he was just in a slump — it was dissertation stress — but by now that obviously was not the whole story. Was it because I'd gotten fat again? Paul had met me only a few years after my anorexic period ended and I didn't refatten all the way until after we were married. Now I was rapidly approaching my pre-anorexic maximum, and people who hadn't seen me in a while would look startled before glancing tactfully...
  • E-Dating Bubble Springs a Leak

    12/11/2004 5:04:57 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 398 replies · 7,670+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12.12.2004 | Alex Williams
    December 12, 2004 E-Dating Bubble Springs a Leak By ALEX WILLIAMS NLINE dating once seemed the perfect option for Allison Gold, a stock trader in Manhattan. It was a vast, exhilarating marketplace, humming along with the efficiency and unlimited opportunity of the financial markets of Wall Street, where she makes her living. Ms. Gold — lithe, outgoing, athletic, blond — seemed to have plenty to sell. And judging by the profiles of men on Match.com, the buy side had no shortages either. If she wanted a guy with green eyes — and she sort of did — she could type...