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2009-07-04 21:34:13

A portrait of Michael Jackson by the late pop artist Andy Warhol is up for auction at a gallery in East Hampton, the summer haven of rich New Yorkers. Ruth Vered and Janet Lehr, owners of the Vered Gallery, are selling the portrait in a silent auction that ends July 12, the New York Daily News reported Saturday. Vered expects the top bid to be somewhere between $1 million and $10 million. The 1984 image, done in synthetic polymer, shows Jackson wearing his red uniform from the Thriller album....

2008-06-27 12:01:33

By Mitchell Freedman, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 27--The very last East End Shuttle, a four-car train out of Montauk, pulled into the Speonk railroad station at 5:33 p.m., right on time. More than a dozen passengers got out, and -- a few minutes later -- Engine 510 gave a throaty diesel roar, the horn sounded, and what was one of the most popular trains ever run by the Long Island Rail Road moved a few hundred yards east, into a rail yard and into history. In its short life, the...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'