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Connetquot school district addresses John Pearl Elementary School student's Ebola connection

newsday.com — Connetquot school district officials Friday reassured residents that all appropriate steps were being taken after they learned relatives of an elementary student were expected to arrive this week from a country affected by the Ebola virus.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @Danjanison: Frightened L.I. parents are keeping kids out of school because a kid's relatives returned from West Africa. @Newsday nwsdy.li/1vZnANU

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Danjanison: Frightened L.I. parents are keeping kids out of school because a kid's relatives returned from West Africa. @Newsday nwsdy.li/1vZnANU

Oct 24, 2014

Frightened L.I. parents are keeping kids out of school because a kid's relatives returned from West Africa. @Newsday nwsdy.li/1vZnANU

Brian Bosworth looks back on being 'The Boz'

newsday.com — Brian Bosworth initially did not plan to see "Brian and the Boz," the next ESPN "30 for 30" documentary, before attending a public screening in Manhattan on Thursday night. At it turned out, he was glad he changed his mind and watched it two days earlier.
Oct 24, 2014

I asked @GotBoz44 about working with Giants VP @giantspathanlon at OU in mid-80s. Boz referred to him as his "buddy." newsday.com/sports/media/b…

Oct 24, 2014

Brian Bosworth looks back on being 'The Boz' in ESPN 30 for 30 film, per @SportsWatch @Newsday nwsdy.li/1vZvff9

Oct 24, 2014

Brian Bosworth looks back on being 'The Boz' in ESPN 30 for 30 film - Newsday @Newsday nwsdy.li/1vZvff9

Kathryn Miles' 'Superstorm' focuses on eight days leading up to Sandy

newsday.com — SUPERSTORM: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy, by Kathryn Miles. Dutton, 368 pp., $27.95. How do you make sense of a storm like Sandy, a "hurricane that wasn't a hurricane" and was "so immense it caught the attention of scientists on the International Space Station"?
Oct 24, 2014

Two years after #Sandy, Kathryn Miles' SUPERSTORM tells the story of this unprecedented event. @hermanywong reviews: nwsdy.li/1yvnNrB

Terry Collins says new Mets hitting coach Kevin Long already spoke with Curtis Granderson

newsday.com — During his tenure with the Yankees, hitting coach Kevin Long often made offseason house calls, visiting with players to offer advice during their workouts. It appears Long will revive that practice now that he's been hired by the Mets, and one of his first visits might be to a familiar address.
Oct 24, 2014

Kevin Long and Curtis Granderson are already talking about getting together to do some work in the offseason: goo.gl/O2hXUU

Rob Astorino says Andrew Cuomo, Barack Obama failed in duty to protect NY from Ebola

newsday.com — ALBANY - Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino - who has for weeks said the protocols to prevent Ebola patients from entering New York were too weak - now blames "political correctness" for the first case reported in New York City. "This was avoidable," said Astorino, the Westchester County executive.
Oct 24, 2014

As @GormleyAlbany and others reported, Astorino began criticizing Cuomo earlier this week about airports/Ebola. newsday.com/long-island/po…

Synchronized skating may soon pick up steam

newsday.com — Former Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes called synchronized skating "the future of skating" when asked about it last February, but it remains little known outside its relatively small circle of competitors - for now.
Oct 24, 2014

Synchronized skating, which @SarahHughesNY recently called "the future of skating," proposed as an Olympic event. newsday.com/sports/olympic…

4th CD: Rice withdraws from speaking event with controversial figure

newsday.com — Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice on Friday withdrew from an official speaking engagement at the Islamic Center of Long Island after reports that a controversial Imam with ties to a convicted terrorist was also to appear. Rice, a Democrat running for congress in the 4th District, had been listed on fliers for the center's annual fundraising dinner Nov.
Oct 24, 2014

#NY04 wrap: Rice withdraws from speaking event w/ controversial figure; Blakeman won't release consulting clients newsday.com/long-island/po…

Brookhaven National Laboratory's $912M X-ray machine nearly ready

newsday.com — On the forested campus of Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientists are revving up a stadium-sized X-ray machine to peer inside tiny matter and, they hope, spur extraordinary discoveries to improve everyday products, from computers to trash bags.
Oct 24, 2014

Brookhaven National Lab's $912M X-ray machine ready to peel away atomic mysteries @Newsday nwsdy.li/1wnqhYL

Top 10 lame excuses used to get out of work, survey says

newsday.com — Life happens, and sometimes it interferes with the office. But according to a recent CareerBuilder study, some excuses that employees give their employers to skip out on work are flat-out ridiculous. From dinner plans to one-night stands, the company found a host of lame reasons through its survey of 3,103 workers and 2,203 hiring managers.
Oct 24, 2014

Among top 10 lame excuses used to get out of work: "I just put a casserole in the oven." nwsdy.li/1sYEius

MetLife Stadium security a trendsetter

newsday.com — EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - A shoving match breaks out in a section of the MetLife Stadium stands. While security officers hustle to the scene, a beyond state-of-the-art surveillance system is recording every detail. No more conflicting accusations and complaints. The cameras show all.

INK / Strange Bedfellows in New York's Tabloid Wars

Oct 24, 2014

A vintage @PDColford_AP / @Newsday joint from the archives about Post/News merger discussions circa 2000 (paywalled): newsday.com/lifestyle/ink-…

'John Wick' and 4 more: John is the name of the action game

newsday.com — The revenge thriller "John Wick" throws Keanu Reeves into a matrix of underworld action. As it happens, "John" stands for action in other movie titles as well. Plus a Cold War black comedy. And a classic about a suicidal Everyman.
Oct 24, 2014

'John Wick' and 4 more: John is the name of the action game: The revenge thriller "John Wick" throws Keanu Ree... nwsdy.li/1shSI5b

Craig Spencer tests positive for Ebola virus, NYC doctor recently in W. Africa

newsday.com — A New York physician who recently worked with Doctors Without Borders in a West African country has tested positive for the Ebola virus and is being held in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center, sources said Thursday. The test results were to be announced at a news conference at the hospital attended by Gov.
Oct 23, 2014

On tomorrow's @Newsday cover: EBOLA IN NYC "There is no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed":nwsdy.li/1thwkiD pic.twitter.com/mdsIHY3jXK

Oct 23, 2014

RT @Newsday: Dr. Craig Spencer, who tested positive for #Ebola, 1st reported symptoms to Drs w/o borders nwsdy.li/1FKfhd6 pic.twitter.com/4KS3bxN9fC

Oct 23, 2014

RT @Newsday: A doctor who recently worked in a West African country is being tested for Ebola, NYC officials say nwsdy.li/1D3so4X

Oct 23, 2014

RT @Newsday: Dr. Craig Spencer, who tested positive for #Ebola, 1st reported symptoms to Drs w/o borders nwsdy.li/1FKfhd6 pic.twitter.com/4KS3bxN9fC