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2009-07-16 08:21:10

The New York Police Department's proposed law that all banks have bullet-proof barriers is being challenged by Canada's Toronto Dominion Bank. TD has 73 branches in the city since acquiring New Jersey-based Commerce Bancorp last year for $8.5-billion, and is lobbying against the proposed security feature, the Globe and Mail reported Thursday. TD Bank spokesman Neil Parmenter told the newspaper the clear barriers the NYPD wants to protect tellers from robbers have drawbacks. There's no...

2009-07-13 16:04:24

New York Police Department officials said the city is spending nearly $1 million to purchase and maintain typewriters for the police force. City officials signed a $982,269 contract last year with New Jersey typewriter manufacturer Swintec for the purchase of manual and electric typewriters during the next three years and last month the city inked a $99,570 deal with New York's Afax Business Machines for maintenance on the typing machines, the New York Post reported Monday. NYPD sources said...

2009-06-29 16:54:46

The New York Police Department says it did not receive any complaints about a block party featuring outdoor fetish and bondage play. The June 21 party, between 10th and 11th avenues on West 28 Street, was attended by several thousand people who sources told the New York Post each paid $10 to enter. Videos of the event posted to YouTube depict nearly-nude men fondling each other's genitals, a man in leather chaps having his bare butt whipped while a crowd looks on and a man with his hands...

2009-04-07 15:03:42

Data released by the New York Police Department shows summonses for public urination have increased while marijuana possession busts decreased. Court summons counts from the past four years released by the department show there were 4,161 public urination summonses issued between July 1 and Dec. 31 of last year, compared to 3,888 for the same period in 2007, the New York Post reported Tuesday. The number of people cited for drinking in public also marked a heavy increase during the time...

2006-05-02 20:36:50

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Egyptian immigrant turned police informant testified on Tuesday how he infiltrated a New York mosque, even winning a seat on its board, in one of the first post-September 11 terrorism investigations by police to end up in federal court. Osama Eldawoody, 50, was giving testimony in the trial of Pakistani Shahawar Matin Siraj, 24, who is accused of plotting to bomb a Manhattan subway station. Eldawoody said in Brooklyn federal court that in...

2005-10-24 00:30:50

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Deadwood" creator David Milch is developing a new HBO cop drama with his former "NYPD Blue" collaborator, Bill Clark. The untitled project is based on Clark's experiences as a rookie undercover officer assigned to keep tabs on the Black Panthers and other countercultural rabble-rousers during the height of New York's radical-chic moment. It was also the era of New York City's Knapp Commission probe that revealed scandalous...

2005-08-22 08:14:49

By Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - New York actors on shows like "Law & Order" have been warned not to buy or carry police costumes because they risk arrest under a suspected shift in city policy. The Screen Actors Guild issued the warning Friday in the wake of recent arrests of two of its members. No further details were given, but the directive was aimed in particular at actors heading to sets. SAG officials said the apparent new policy comes after the guild...

2005-07-12 11:45:53

In July 11 item from New York headlined "UPDATE 1-Cell phone service resumed in two New York tunnels" please read in paragraphs two and six ..."Metropolitan Transportation Authority.".. instead of ..."Manhattan Transportation Authority." A corrected story follows. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cell phone service resumed in two of four busy New York commuter tunnels on Monday after it was shut off amid heightened security concerns following last week's deadly blasts in London, officials said. Cell...

2005-07-12 11:43:31

(Corrects name of Metropolitan Transportation Authority in paragraphs two and six.) NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cell phone service resumed in two of four busy New York commuter tunnels on Monday after it was shut off amid heightened security concerns following last week's deadly blasts in London, officials said. Cell phone service to two of the tunnels had been shut down in a miscommunication between the New York Police Department and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, officials said....

2005-07-11 19:30:36

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cell phone service resumed in two of four busy New York commuter tunnels on Monday after it was shut off amid heightened security concerns following last week's deadly blasts in London, officials said. Cell phone service to two of the tunnels had been shut down in a miscommunication between the New York Police Department and the Manhattan Transportation Authority, officials said. Service to those two tunnels was restored. No specific reason had been given for the move...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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