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Staten Island Ferry To Provide Refuge From Onboard Preachers

If you’ve ridden the Staten Island Ferry, you probably know that biggest downside of the voyage is in the ranting street preachers who take advantage of an audience that can’t escape for 20 minutes. Well, no more. After “reviewing legal issues surrounding free speech and how it applies on public transportation” the DOT has established a “Quiet Deck,” where loud …

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Caster Semenya On Suicide Watch

Days after being outed worldwide as being intersex, South African world champion sprinter Caster Semenya has been placed on a suicide watch. The Daily Star quoted officials as saying that psychologists are caring the 18-year-old round-the- clock after it was claimed tests had proved she was a hermaphrodite. Leaked details of the probe by the ­International Association of ­Athletics Federations …

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Friendly Voices- Mehcad Brooks

“I haven’t even gotten that far [about settling down]. But yeah, I want a wife, I want kids. The whole thing. But I’m also not even concerned with marrying somebody until it’s legal for everybody to get married. And what I mean by that is the whole Prop 8 thing. I find it really offensive. I just find it really …

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Patrick Swayze Dead Of Pancreatic Cancer

Actor Patrick Swayze died at age 57 today after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. His publicist, Annett Wolf, told The Associated Press in Los Angeles that Mr. Swayze died with family at his side. Mr. Swayze’s cancer was diagnosed in January 2008. Six months after that, he had already outlived his prognosis and was filmed at an airport, …

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Remembering Bea Arthur

This afternoon Father Tony accompanied me to a memorial honoring Bea Arthur at Broadway’s Majestic Theater, one of the few houses I’d never been in as Phantom Of The Opera has been playing there for roughly 87 years. As one would expect and demand, it was a star-studded affair featuring Broadway royalty such as event emcee Angela Lansbury, Chita Rivera, …

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Maine’s Catholic Churches Raise Money To Fight Same-Sex Marriage

As called for by Bishop Richard Malone, yesterday Catholic churches across Maine conducted a special collection to be donated to Stand For Marriage Maine’s ballot referendum. Not all of Maine’s Catholics agree and a few churches saw pro-gay demonstrators outside. Not all Catholics agree with the church on this issue, and just this week over one hundred people joined a …

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Author Jim Carroll Dies At 60

Best-selling author and early punk singer Jim Carroll died in NYC on Friday at the age of 60. Carroll, who wrote ‘The Basketball Diaries’, died on Friday at his Manhattan home, his former wife Rosemary Carroll confirmed. A heroin addict at 13, Carroll documented his teenage years in ‘The Basketball Diaries’, which was originally published in 1978 and turned into …

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