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[EDITOR’S REQUEST: Following is the first hand account of Ed Silverman’s remembrances of his news coverage of the JFK assassination 50 years ago on November 22 and the days following on behalf of ABC News in New York City. We believe Ed Silverman’s recounting of the day JFK was shot is the definitive story of […]

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Mrs. Aronson Wants You to Learn…Part 3

By Rhoda Alben-Aronson, in Arts

When I first came to teach “Emotionally Handicapped” students at DeWitt Clinton High School, it was a case of this teacher being tested almost daily, by those students and not the other way around. The Fire Drill episode (see Part One) ended in a draw, and no harm was done. However, when my keys went […]

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One of the most sacred axioms of our democracy is that a person is innocent until proven guilty. Yet, in today’s world, the anxious media and certain organized zealots have turned the principle on its head. Start with a conclusion and convict someone or something because it “feels good.” This is a serious assault on […]

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With a looming deadline later this month, seems like our President has written a (secret) letter to the AYATOLLAH ALI KHOMENEI, urging Iran to finalize the nuclear deal still on the table, dangling the prospect of bilateral cooperation in fighting the Islamic State ISIS/ISIL as an incentive. In an earlier posting this year on this […]

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The White House’s Roosevelt Room was the scene of a special ceremony this past weekend as President Obama met with the media to formally introduce his choice to run the Justice Department. She’s 55-year old Loretta Lynch, the Federal Prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York, and the President is calling for her immediate approval by the […]

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Election

By J.D. Zumwalt, in National, Opinion

Dear newly elected official, Congratulations on the election results. I hope you will forgive me if I don’t get too excited yet. I have been down this road too many times before. I am beginning to feel like the girl who wastes her life going from one silver tongued jerk to the next until they […]

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Could an American chocolate manufacturer finance a war with Switzerland? Only on Broadway in “Strike Up the Band,” a musical from the “Roaring 20s” with a score by George and Ira Gershwin. Now a new recording of a classic score is available on CD. Learn more about a lost Broadway classic through my review and […]

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When school resumed in the fall, I was once again a parent volunteer who would be patrolling the halls in an effort to provide a heightened sense of security to both students and parents. That warm August day brought students, faculty, and staff back together, minus the graduating seniors from the Class of 1999, and, […]

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