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  • Justice Sotomayor to Drop Ball, Not Gavel, on 2014 Times Square Countdown [Celebrity Justice!]

    12/29/2013 1:03:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    NYTimes ^ | December 29, 2013
    Justice Sotomayor to Drop Ball, Not Gavel, on 2014 Times Square Countdown December 29, 2013 NEW YORK — U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will take center stage among about 1 million revelers in New York's Times Square to usher in 2014 by pressing the button to lower the iconic countdown ball, organizers said on Sunday. New York native Sotomayor will join pop star Lady Gaga, boxing great Muhammad Ali as well as Bill and Hillary Clinton among those who have had the honor of starting the ball drop, which organizers said will be watched by an estimated 1...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Repeat Performance"(1947)

    12/29/2013 11:51:46 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Alfred Werker
  • Justice Sotomayor to helm Times Square ball drop

    12/29/2013 7:33:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29, 2013 9:52 AM EST
    The countdown to the new year in Times Square is getting some high-profile help—U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The organizers of the annual celebration announced Sunday that Sotomayor will lead the final 60-second countdown and push the ceremonial button to signal the descent of the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball. …
  • KDOC Los Angeles Had The Most Spectacularly Disastrous New Year’s Special In The History Of TV

    01/07/2013 11:18:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 5, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Note: This is NSFW. The article, and especially the video, contain profanity.KDOC Los Angeles Had The Most Spectacularly Disastrous New Year’s Special In The History Of Television Okay, so lots of things have been said about this year’s batch of New Year’s Eve TV broadcasts — mostly about Kathy Griffin bending down to kiss Anderson Cooper‘s crotch on CNN’s air. But forget that. Just forget it. It wasn’t important. After you read this post, none of those other faux-NYE messes will be relevant. Why? Because independent local Los Angeles station KDOC’s New Year’s Eve special was the most glorious train...
  • Muslims Burn About 1,200 Cars on New Year’s Eve in France

    01/01/2013 2:41:12 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    The Conservative Papers ^ | January 1, 2013 | alpineski
    Muslims Burn About 1,200 cars on New Year’s Eve in France Interior Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday that 1,193 vehicles were burned overnight around the country. Clashes between police and offenders in the New Year’s Eve took place in the Muslim majority districts in the city of Strasbourg and Mulhouse. About seven police officers were attacked New Years eve night. Around 1,200 cars were burned by rioting Muslims on the New Year’s Eve in France, where the mass burning cars in the national holidays are kind of tradition among Muslim residents of the disadvantaged suburbs of immigrants. In recent years,...
  • NEW YEAR’S EVE Support for Our Military - Pic Heavy - Olney, MD - Wk 310, Dec. 31, 2011

    01/05/2012 7:06:17 AM PST · by trooprally · 15 replies
    Seven Patriots supported our troops in Olney this morning of New Year’s Eve. Our special guest today was 3DJoy who brought up some warm southern temps for the DC area the past 10 days. Some spring bulbs even started to come up. While I was in the sun, I had to remove my jacket. Of course when the shade over took my spot, it got a little chilly and back on went the jacket. We also had a “newbie” today. Martin from [Mrs] T’s and Cindy_True_Supporter’s American Legion Post. Martin had such a good time waving, talking with every one...
  • Dead blackbirds fall again in Arkansas town

    01/01/2012 10:15:43 AM PST · by yank in the UK · 47 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 1st Jan, 2012 | Jeannie Nuss
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Thousands of dead blackbirds rained down on a town in central Arkansas last New Year's Eve after revelers set off fireworks that spooked them from their roost, and officials were reporting a similar occurrence Saturday as 2012 approached.
  • New Year’s Eve passes ‘quietly’ [France]

    01/03/2011 5:14:50 AM PST · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    The Connexion ^ | January 03, 2011
    NEW Year’s Eve was quiet “with no major incidents” according to the Interior Minister, who has been criticised by the Opposition for a “minimalist” report on the night. Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux has not published figures for cars burned during the night (a new year tradition for criminals) because he believes the annual toll is turning into a competition. Publishing figures just gives a kind of target for criminals to beat, he believes, having refused to publish similar figures for car burning on July 14 last year. Nonetheless, the minister said that 501 people were questioned by police during the...
  • Snooki To Be Inside Ball That Drops On NYE

    12/08/2010 1:37:23 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies · 3+ views
    <p>LOS ANGELES -- You know it's New Year's Eve when the Snooki drops - or at least you will this year.</p> <p>MTV says it plans to put "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi inside a ball that drops in New York's Times Square to ring in 2011 as part of its "MTV New Year's Bash" special.</p>
  • Perdogg Predictions 2010 (post your predictions)

    12/12/2009 10:36:32 AM PST · by Perdogg · 51 replies · 1,840+ views
    Perdogg's Crystal Ball | 12.12.09 | Perdogg
    Recape Predictions for 2009 Business/Economy 1) The last half of 2008 will be declared a recession and it will continue through the first quarter. We will have little growth in the 2nd and 3rd quarter, modest growth in the 4th quarter. >Right 2) The Dow will finish at 11,500 on the last trading day of 2009, which will be Thursday, December 31st. >probably not 3) Dollar at the end of 2009 will equal € 1.32 > No ADD strikes again. I meant to say 1 Euro = $1.32 - No either way 4) Unemployment will peak in early fall. >TBD...
  • MASSIVE MUSLIM AD APPEARS ON TIMES SQUARE

    12/24/2009 12:11:51 PM PST · by freespeechzones · 77 replies · 2,623+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | December 24, 2009 | Dr. Paul Williams
    Further proof to support President Barack Obama’s assertion that America is no longer a Judeo-Christian nation will be unveiled on New York’s Eve. When the ball drops at midnight on Times Square, a massive message will appear on the 26-foot by 20-foot JumbroTron not to issue New Year greetings but to maintain that Islam is a religion of peace and goodwill, despite a rash of recent attacks by radical Muslims on American soil.
  • BART appeals for calm as footage shows shooting..Update

    01/05/2009 5:59:05 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 47 replies · 1,385+ views
    SFgate ^ | Jan 5 09 | Demian Bulwa
    01-04) 19:38 PST Oakland -- BART's police chief asked for patience from the public on Sunday after video footage surfaced showing one of his officers fatally shooting an unarmed man who was on the ground on a station platform on New Year's Day, and after an attorney for the dead man's family said he planned to sue the transit agency for $25 million.
  • More than a thousand cars torched on New Year's Eve (France)

    01/01/2009 4:25:32 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 54 replies · 1,735+ views
    Update: The French press reported that the Interior Ministry released a final "verified" count of 1,147 vehicles burned in France over New Year's Eve. The number is up 30.64% from last year's total, 878. REUTERS - At least 445 cars were torched over the night of New Year's Eve in France, a 20 percent rise on last year, but there were relatively few clashes with police, the Interior Ministry and police said on Thursday. Car burnings are regular occurrences in France but the registering the New Year's Eve total has become something of a tradition since they achieved symbolic status...
  • ** Official 2009 Prediction Thread ** Place your Predictions Here

    12/31/2008 9:34:55 AM PST · by Scythian · 106 replies · 29,961+ views
    Okay, I'll start: 1) Blagojevich walks scott free 2) My salary continues to remain stagnate 3) The bailout results in a massive debt to taxpayers with zero benefit to them 4) Iran aquires nuclear weapons and we (including Bush) failed to do anything about it 5) Jamie Gertz continue's to become even more attractive as she ages
  • Happy New Year 2009 !!

    12/31/2008 5:47:14 PM PST · by lainie · 76 replies · 1,204+ views
    12-31-2008
    Sydney Harbor, AustraliaAhmahdabad, IndiaSeoul, South KoreaThe KremlinLondonBrandenburg Gate, BerlinManilaIt's cooooooold in Times Square
  • New Year's hangover? Take two eels and call me in the morning

    12/25/2008 12:52:59 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies · 574+ views
    AFP via physorg.com ^ | 12-21-08 | unattributed
    The French call it "la gueule de bois," or wooden mouth. For Germans, it's "Kater," or a tomcat. Japanese know it as "futsukayoi," or "two-days drunk." But whatever the language and wherever it takes place, a hangover is the same: headache, nausea, shaking, blurred vision, biliousness, dry mouth... the list of evils is long. In Roman times, Pliny the Elder swore by raw owls' eggs. In Elizabethan England, a pair of eels suffocated in wine was touted as the trick. Green frogs were an acceptable substitute for those who were out of eels. In the 19th century, hungover chimney sweeps...
  • Iraq: In a safer Baghdad, Iraqis party for 2008

    01/02/2008 12:33:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 180+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/31/07 | Peter Graff
    In a safer Baghdad, Iraqis party for 2008 By Peter Graff Mon Dec 31, 4:23 PM ET On New Year's Eve Ridaa al-Azzawi squeezed into his pointy snakeskin boots, his tight black sweater and his snazzy corduroy flared jeans, hustled down to a Baghdad hotel ballroom and partied for peace. 2008 arrived in a less-violent Baghdad, and residents said it was the first real party they had seen in years. At the stroke of midnight, exuberant locals fired into the air with automatic rifles, sending red tracer fire streaking over the city, as fireworks lit up the sky. While the...
  • We are dropping a Hershey Kiss here tonight for New Years. What is your town dropping?

    12/31/2007 5:33:10 PM PST · by AGreatPer · 99 replies · 479+ views
    na | AGreatPer
    Hershey is dropping a Hershey Kiss tonight for New Years Eve. I wonder what other towns are dropping?
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush A tribute to the Dose Hosts (photos): 12-31-07

    12/31/2007 4:38:40 PM PST · by snugs · 176 replies · 364+ views
    Today the President signed into law S. 2271, the "Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 Click here for further details Today, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour announced the appointment of Representative Roger Wicker to serve as United State Senator for the State of Mississippi, succeeding Senator Trent Lott. Click here for the President's comments The President also issued his New Year message see Quote of the Day for the contents. At the end of the year it is often a time reflect on the previous year or maybe to look forward to something special or life changing that you know...
  • D.A., cops warn revelers against celebration shootings

    12/31/2007 1:39:33 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies · 291+ views
    Philadephia Daily News ^ | 12/31/07 | JULIE SHAW
    Don't be a fool: Pumping bullets into the air on New Year's Eve is illegal, could put you in the slammer and could get someone killed. That's the annual reminder being sent out to the public by the city's top brass and by one victim of New Year's Eve stupidity who doesn't want what happened to him to happen to others. District Attorney Lynne Abraham and Police Chief Inspector Anthony DiLacqua are expected to make this announcement at a news conference today in the D.A.'s building with victim Joe Jaskolka, who was 11 when he was struck in the head...
  • Three blasts in Thailand wound 27 (ROP new years attack)

    12/31/2007 11:59:18 AM PST · by Proud_USA_Republican · 9 replies · 279+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 12/30/2007 | Reuters
    BANGKOK - Explosives planted by suspected Muslim militants went off at three locations in southern Narathiwat Province near the Malaysian border early on Monday wounding 27 people, police said. The blasts, at the border town of Sungai Kolok, went off in near succession by parking lots of two hotels and at a discotheque, they said. Two of the blasts came from improvised explosives stashed in fuel tanks of motorcycles abandoned at the parking lots.
  • FReeper Predictions for 2008

    12/30/2007 11:05:44 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 71 replies · 482+ views
    Free Republic ^ | Monday, December 31, 2007 | Free Republic
    Happy New Year's Eve to all at Free Republic!!! Make your predictions for 2008. Good Luck!!!
  • Times Square confetti to carry messages

    12/30/2007 8:50:32 AM PST · by Daffynition · 16 replies · 316+ views
    YahooNews ^ | Dec 29, 2007 | staff reporter
    Messages and wishes for the new year from people around the world will float down on the New Year's Eve revelers in Times Square when the confetti is dropped. For the first time, anyone can get a message printed on a piece of the multicolored confetti by visiting the Times Square Information Center or by using the Internet to type a message on a "Wishing Wall Online" — http://tinyurl.com/2c5efd. The message-carrying pieces will be mixed among the more than one ton of confetti, organizers said. Messages can be serious or silly, said Tim Tompkins, a spokesman for the Times Square...
  • No Brussels Fireworks Amid Terror Threat

    12/30/2007 7:32:45 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 221+ views
    At&T ^ | 12-30-2007
    No Brussels Fireworks Amid Terror Threat Published: 12/30/07, 10:05 AM EDT BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - Traditional New Year's Eve fireworks in central Brussels have been canceled due to a continuing terror threat in the Belgian capital, officials said Sunday. The popular downtown Christmas market will close early, at 6 p.m., on Dec. 31 rather than staying open all night, and the adjacent skating rink will shut at 8 p.m. Authorities warned of an increased risk of attack after police last week detained 14 people suspected of plotting to help an accused al-Qaida militant break out of jail. The inmate, Nizar...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....12-28-07 to 1-1-08....New Year's Eve In Times Square

    12/27/2007 9:10:06 PM PST · by Aquamarine · 720 replies · 433+ views
    Aquamarine
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 200,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Staying Home (grab the barf bucket, folks!)

    12/23/2007 8:11:25 PM PST · by paltz · 88 replies · 1,087+ views
    www.nytimes.com ^ | December 16, 2007 | By BRIAN GOEDDE
    It’s New Year’s Eve a few years back: candles are lighted in Emily’s “cozy one-bedroom” apartment, iTunes shifts seamlessly from the Magnetic Fields to Maria Callas to Nina Simone, and although we love to look out her second-story windows at the packs of people clamoring between bars and parties, and although we half-made plans to go to bars and parties ourselves, there’s no way we’re going out. The abortion is scheduled for two days from now, and we’re holing up.
  • Yale Choir Assaulted; No Arrests By SFPD ( Choir sang The Star Spangled Banner )

    01/10/2007 10:25:26 PM PST · by george76 · 84 replies · 2,313+ views
    ABC7 ^ | Jan. 8 | Dan Noyes
    - KGO - Members of a renowned choral group from Yale University were attacked outside a New Year's Eve party in San Francisco, sending several of them to the hospital. Now the police department is coming under fire for its handling of the case. This does not look good for the city. Yale sends its popular singing group, The Baker's Dozen, on a holiday concert tour. And San Francisco sends the young men away bloody, bruised, and several of them seriously injured. Laura Aziz sent her son, Sharyar, off on a concert tour with one of Yale University's singing groups...
  • Calif. Husband, Wife Leave Sons Home Alone

    01/05/2006 8:02:57 AM PST · by Calpernia · 19 replies · 473+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Jan 5, 12:14 AM EST | JULIANA BARBASSA
    MANTECA, Calif. (AP) -- A married couple who got a dog sitter for their puppies but left the man's young children home alone while they vacationed in Las Vegas were arrested Wednesday, police said. Jacob Calero, 39, and Michelle De La Vega, 32, were taken into custody as they arrived home on a flight to Oakland. They had left town Friday to celebrate the new year, authorities said. The couple apparently told 9-year-old Joshua to look after his 5-year-brother, Jason, who is autistic. The children spent one night alone before police found them. The grandmother, Libbey Holden, said she called...
  • Nephew shoots gun on New Years Eve, hits water pipe

    12/31/2005 9:18:05 PM PST · by Supernatural · 88 replies · 1,668+ views
    Self | 1/1/06 | Supernatural
    Called my sister shortly before midnight. She said her husband has three guns loaded to shoot off for New Year's Eve. I don't approve of this. I told her to shoot the guns into the ground, not into the air.They followed my advice. When my nephew shot one of the guns into the ground he hit a water pipe. Now water is gushing out of the ground. Just desserts. What can I say?
  • Rollicking Sendoff for 2005 in New Orleans

    12/31/2005 5:10:21 PM PST · by Ellesu · 10 replies · 304+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | 12/31/05 | CAIN BURDEAU
    Ringing out one of the worst years in its colorful history, New Orleans launched into a rollicking New Year's Eve of memorials and merrymaking, from a traditional jazz funeral procession in honor of the hundreds of hurricane victims to an after-dark New Year's party. Despite the destruction still evident four months after Hurricane Katrina, the city decided to welcome the New Year with fireworks, concerts, and in a twist on the Times Square ball drop, the lowering of a giant gumbo pot to mark the start of 2006. "New Orleans is back open, so come on down and start visiting....
  • Moscow, Russia - Leaflets warn of New Years Eve terrorism

    12/30/2005 1:00:41 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 365+ views
    RBC.ru via PROMT translation ^ | December 30, 2005
    Are hanged out In Moscow on houses leaflets about tomorrow's acts of terrorism Terrorists are going to lead tomorrow in Moscow the large armed action, radio station " Echo of Moscow " referring to the operative information which has acted to address of capital authorities informs. In this connection authorities of city have disposed to check up all uninhabited, basement and garrets for explosives. Besides written preventions of probable acts of terrorism have appeared on apartment houses of the Western district of Moscow. These are x-copies of the telephone message in which zamprefekta the Western district asks heads of...
  • Ebony Moon: New Year's Eve 2005

    12/29/2005 6:44:17 PM PST · by lainie · 28 replies · 2,588+ views
    What's Up In Space EBONY MOON: According to modern folklore, when there are two Full Moons in a month, we call the second a Blue Moon. Question: what do you call it when there are two New Moons in a month? It's about to happen. On Dec. 31st, New Year's Eve, the moon will be new for the second time this month. (The first time was Dec. 1st.) Double new moons occur about once every 2.5 years, the same frequency as Blue Moons. There's no widely accepted name for a second New Moon, so we asked SpaceWeather readers to suggest...
  • Does Your Town Have "First Night" New Year's Eve?

    12/28/2005 10:15:27 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 6 replies · 444+ views
    raccoonradio ^ | 12/28/05 | raccoonradio
    Does your town or city have a First Night celebration? Mine does--Beverly, MA. Admittedly this year it's been cut back due to lack of volunteers--will "end" at 9:30--but I'm looking forward to it. Usually I work on New Year's Eve but I get it off this year and next. First Night started in Boston (and the "First Night" name is licensed through that organization) around the time of the Bicentennial as an "alcohol-free New Year's celebration" with arts, concerts, fun for the kids, etc. I live within walking distance of the events here... no worry about drunk drivers (though I'll...
  • Rush Guitarist and Family Want Ritz To Pick Up Tab In Lawsuit (Florida Police Brutality Case)

    06/03/2005 12:55:18 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 22 replies · 1,576+ views
    All Headline News | 6-3-2005 | Douglas Maher
    Rush Guitarist Alex Lifeson and Family Want Ritz To Pick Up Tab In Lawsuit Douglas Maher-All Headline News Reporter June 3,2005 3:15 EST Naples,Florida (AHN)-Guitarist for the rock band Rush, Alex Lifeson, his son Justin, and daughter-in-law Michelle filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Ft.Myers, Florida against the Ritz-Carlton, its security director and three sheriff’s deputies stemming from a New Year’s Eve 2003 altercation at the Naples hotel. Alex, Justin and Michelle Zivojinovich allege the defendants violated their civil rights, battered and falsely imprisoned them before their arrests on criminal charges that were either later dropped or...
  • Paved roads, indoor plumbing, Streaming Audio, and now, Maine's very own Ball.

    01/08/2005 6:04:34 AM PST · by newsgatherer · 10 replies · 442+ views
    Christian-news-in-maine.com ^ | 8 January, 2004 | Christian News in maine Staff
    No longer is it necessary for one to drive into New York City to see the ball drop on New Years Eve, for now, Harrison, Maine, Blue State USA, ... In addition to Maine now being able to boast that over 51% of all public accommodations can brag of complete, sanitary, and, and this is important, heated in door plumbing, and now, Harrison, has taken steps necessary to pave the roads. And the Gleason Radio Group has now brought Maine into the 21 st Century with Streaming audio on their radio stations. Son now those people not able to live...
  • Pleasant Hills arrests 37 at teen's noisy New Year's Eve party

    01/05/2005 8:36:04 AM PST · by Willie Green · 12 replies · 741+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Wednesday, January 05, 2005 | Amy McConnell Schaarsmith
    Pleasant Hills police haven't decided whether to file charges against the father of a 16-year-old boy who held a raucous, unsupervised New Year's Eve party at which his friends fired guns in the street and more than three dozen teenagers and young adults were arrested and hauled away in a bus. All those arrested, whose ages range from 13 to 22, were charged with underage drinking or disorderly conduct after being transported from the party at 217 Congress Drive to the Pleasant Hills police station in a Port Authority bus. Now, the police say they are investigating whether the host's...
  • LIVE WEBCAM OF NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS AT NY TIMES SQUARE and from around the World

    12/31/2004 9:28:58 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 29 replies · 1,890+ views
    CNBC/Panasonic ^ | Dec. 31, 2004 | N/A
    CNBC reported about the above website a little while ago. There are 12 webcams at NY Times Square, they will also have a live streaming video of the lowering of the ball, as well as webcams from all around the world. Looks interesting.
  • Ailing Clark to Watch Eve Special From Bed

    12/30/2004 6:50:48 AM PST · by MikefromOhio · 15 replies · 567+ views
    aBc ^ | 30 december 2004 | AP
    BURBANK, Calif. Dec 30, 2004 — "American Bandstand" icon Dick Clark plans to watch his New Year's Eve show from the hospital bed where he is recovering from a stroke. Clark, 75, suffered what was described as a mild stroke and has been hospitalized since Dec. 6. Regis Philbin is filling in for America's oldest teenager on ABC-TV's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005" on Friday. "Even though I won't be in New York this year, I will be watching 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' on TV and there's one tradition I intend to maintain," Clark said in a statement...
  • Don't be afraid of CHRISTmas

    11/30/2004 9:44:13 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 63 replies · 915+ views
    Kentucky Kernel ^ | 11/30/04 | Stephen Burnett
    "I'm not going to rant about how Christmas has become over-commercialized. More annoying to me is when people, particularly marketing people, blather on about the "Holiday Season." I strangely feel compelled to delve into a short logical argument. First, let's figure out what holidays means. Back in mid-October when they were talking about holidays, I suppose that could have meant Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's Eve. But now after Halloween and Thanksgiving, we're still talking about the holidays. That would include just Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's Eve. Not too many Hanukkah celebrants will be getting...
  • World revels under watchful eyes

    01/01/2004 1:15:43 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 162+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 1, 2004 | By Michael Weissenstein
    <p>NEW YORK -- Nearly 1 million revelers rang in 2004 with the dropping of the traditional New Year's Eve ball in Times Square -- a joyous, confetti-filled bash that took place under some of the tightest security ever seen.</p> <p>With snipers posted on rooftops and helicopters patrolling overhead, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his guest of honor, former Iraq prisoner of war Shoshana Johnson, pressed a small globe, sending the 1,070-pound crystal ball on a 60-second drop that culminated at the stroke of midnight.</p>
  • I'VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY!!!!

    12/31/2003 8:52:17 PM PST · by LisaMalia · 45 replies · 171+ views
    Oh my gosh, I just realized I'm doing the same thing I did at 15, before I was allowed to date... I'm sitting at home watching New Year's Rockin Eve with Dick Clark......! Two divorces, and a few bad dates later..... But at least now, I've got my FR friends to keep me company! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Shalom 2003, Shalom 2004: Tel Aviv celebrates

    12/31/2003 12:30:18 PM PST · by anotherview · 5 replies · 191+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 31 December 2003 | HILARY LEILA KREIGER
    Dec. 31, 2003 Shalom 2003, Shalom 2004: Tel Aviv celebrates By HILARY LEILA KREIGERAs the countdown to 2004 drew closer, Tel Avivians intent on ringing in the New Year showed no signs of missing the celebration, despite police warnings of a massive terror attack in the area and boosted security throughout the country. "Today more than ever people really need a reason to party. I hope they use this one," said Mike's Place co-owner Gal Ganzman, while preparing to host an all-night party featuring plenty of music, booze and customers. Though the Tel Aviv branch of the popular bar was...
  • FReeper Predictions for 2004

    12/30/2003 10:23:54 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 171 replies · 6,672+ views
    Free Republic ^ | Wednesday, December 31, 2003 | Free Republic
    Happy New Year's Eve to all at Free Republic!!! Make your predictions for 2004. Good Luck!!!
  • Let’s Have A Great Beginning to 2004

    12/31/2003 8:24:00 AM PST · by The Rant · 2 replies · 175+ views
    TheRant.us ^ | December 31, 2003 | Frank Salvato
    Now that the new year is upon us, a year that most certainly will be filled with new, interesting and sometimes infuriating things, let’s all remember to start it out on the right foot by being safe tonight, the night that when I was in the fire service we used to call “amateur’s night", New Year’s Eve. Too many times we venture out into this world with the attitude “it won’t happen to me.” We cut corners, take things for granted and never keep a shadow of a thought in the back of our minds that perhaps someone else isn’t...
  • FREE COFFEE AT 7/ELEVEN!

    12/31/2003 2:40:21 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 1 replies · 152+ views
    7/11 Corp Site ^ | 12/31/03 | Margaret Chabris
    Toast the New Year With 7-Eleven® Free Coffee Free Fresh Java Will Rev Up Drowsy Drivers Dallas, TX, December 30, 2003 - After a night of New Year’s revelry, party-goers who stop at participating 7-Eleven® stores can ring in the New Year with a fresh, free, hot, cup of coffee. For the 16th year, the convenience retailer will host its “Free Coffee on New Year’s Eve” program during the overnight hours. [Times vary by area. See attached chart for locations and times.] Stores in various areas of the country will participate in the program, which was designed to help combat...
  • Nation Amps Up New Year's Eve Security

    12/30/2003 6:52:07 PM PST · by xrp · 1 replies · 92+ views
    My Way Dot Com ^ | 12/30/2003 | Laura Wides
    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Security will be extra tight at this year's New Year's celebrations around the country, with military helicopters patrolling over the Rose Parade, Times Square and the Las Vegas Strip. "I think the level of security this time around within the United States is absolutely unprecedented," Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said on CBS's "The Early Show." As revelers prepare for New Year's Eve, the nation's terrorism alert is at its second-highest level, though officials said there were no specific threats against the holiday gatherings and urged people to go ahead with their plans. In Las Vegas,...
  • NL police prep for New Year's gunfire

    12/30/2003 5:22:30 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies · 228+ views
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | 12/30/03 | MIGUEL TIMOSHENKOV RAMIREZ
    NUEVO LAREDO - City police are bracing for an expected outpouring of gunfire Wednesday night by residents celebrating the New Year. Previous attempts to enforce city or law enforcement-imposed no-gunfire bans on prior New Year's Eve have been ignored by city dwellers, an official said Monday Public Security Director Oscar Montiel said the entire 300 officer force would be on duty Wednesday night in an effort to enforce laws prohibiting discharging firearms into the air. He estimated that with many families owning firearms, there would be thousands of people shooting weapons of all types skyward to welcome the New Year....
  • Forgive The Vanity But: Reply Here

    12/30/2003 2:05:46 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 64 replies · 223+ views
    My Brain ^ | 12-30-03 | my favorite headache
    First let me start of requesting that this thread not be moved to no man's land aka Chat. Thanks! My Fellow Freepers, As it approaches another New Years Eve, I have been getting e-mails and phone calls every day this past week asking me one question and it really wasn't until my friend John in NYC just said to me "I have a really bad feeling in my gut about tomorrow night,Al Qaeda promises a final blow." Well I made a sexual joke about it and went on with my conversation. He returned to the subject repeatedly however and would...
  • New Years Resolution.. FIND YOUR TRUE LOVE,.. AGAIN!

    12/30/2003 12:09:28 PM PST · by carlo3b · 242 replies · 3,775+ views
    CookingWithCarlo.com ^ | Dec.31, 2002 | Carlo3b Dad, Chef, Author, and FReeper lover
    New Years Resolution.. FIND TRUE LOVE, AGAIN!Was your First Love, your True Love?  Can you go back?Is your first love your lone love?There must be something very special about our first love, as clumsy as they were, they have inspired enough love stories written about it, to fill libraries. Well, there must be something real about it, because there are growing numbers including scientist, that believe that your first blushing love, is your only true love, and everything that has followed are sadly, only weak and empty sequels. "If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were...
  • Beware of New Year's Parties: My Worst Hotel Experience (Fresno CA of all places!)

    12/30/2003 9:02:33 AM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 72 replies · 410+ views
    Epinions.com ^ | May 15, 2002 | tombarnes - epinions.com
    Beware of New Year's Parties: My Worst Hotel Experience ! May 15 '02 The Bottom Line If you're traveling on a holiday, be sure to check with the hotel in advance to see if any hotel services will be affected by special activities. My worst hotel experience happened about 15 years ago when my husband and I decided we would "See the USA in a Chevrolet." We loaded the children, ages 7 and 8, into the Chevy Astro minivan and off we went to California. We had planned, and I use that term loosely, a 10-day sojourn from Memphis to...