Tag Archives: New York Daily News

World Tapestry: From Mumbai 2008 to Las Vegas 2017

Mumbai, India Somewhere in the Sunday night blur of news on the October 1 Las Vegas attack, I heard a reporter make a one-time reference to the 2008 nights of terror in Mumbai. Perhaps the reference didn’t connect with others. For me, it stood out above all the rest even though I don’t even remember

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New York City: Chaos Cloaked in White, June 30, 2017

A major New York City area hospital was the scene of a stunning series of gunshots today in which 5 were wounded and two more including the shooter were dead. Dr. Henry Bello, the shooter, had slipped into the hospital wearing a white lab coat in which he hid a “long gun.” As I’ve written

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The World Tapestry: Play Ball! Up Close and Local–and International!

Baseball has been pretty popular in this part of upstate New York. Two of my uncles, nicknamed Spider and Little Spider, played semi-pro ball, and the last thing my father did on the day he died was attend a ballgame of the Triplets, the farm team for one of the big leagues. If you were

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Flashback to Challenger: No Safety Nets When You’re 8 Miles Up

That morning started out so perfectly, as most launches to outer space did back then, and the countdown went smoothly, “10…9…8… … … …5…4…3…2…1…and we have lift off!” (At least that’s the version I recall was said during launches although they may have added “mission control.”) The history is fairly well established, but I’ll share

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