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June 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The number of Jews living in New York City has dropped below 1 million for the first time in a century, a new study has found. But the Jewish population of Greater New York, defined as the five boroughs of the city plus three suburban counties in New York state -- Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk -- has remained stable at 1.4 million, according to the study by the UJA-Federation of New York. Similar studies have indicated that the Jewish population of Greater Los Angeles is about 600,000.
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June 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The number of Jews living in New York City has dropped below 1 million for the first time in a century, a new study has found. But the Jewish population of Greater New York, defined as the five boroughs of the city plus three suburban counties in New York state -- Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk -- has remained stable at 1.4 million, according to the study by the UJA-Federation of New York. Similar studies have indicated that the Jewish population of Greater Los Angeles is about 600,000.
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January 11, 1999 | SUSIE LINFIELD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Several years ago, I attended a two-hour lecture by the French postmodernist Jean Baudrillard. The next day, a friend asked me what the philosopher-magician had discussed. "I don't know," I said, slightly embarrassed. "Come on," my friend insisted, suspecting I was being unnecessarily evasive. "You couldn't have come away with nothing." But I had: Baudrillard's talk had left me stumped.
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January 11, 1999 | SUSIE LINFIELD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Several years ago, I attended a two-hour lecture by the French postmodernist Jean Baudrillard. The next day, a friend asked me what the philosopher-magician had discussed. "I don't know," I said, slightly embarrassed. "Come on," my friend insisted, suspecting I was being unnecessarily evasive. "You couldn't have come away with nothing." But I had: Baudrillard's talk had left me stumped.
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February 18, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Freed Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky and his family left today for New York, where they will join a two-day protest outside the Soviet U.N. mission against the continued imprisonment of Soviet dissident Josef Begun. Sharansky told an airport news conference before departing that he hoped their action would help "achieve a breakthrough" on the overall issue of Soviet Jewish emigration. He said the protest is expected to expand into an open-ended demonstration on behalf of all Soviet Jews.
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August 17, 1991 | Associated Press
The Jewish population of the United States increased slightly last year to 5,981,000, up by about 40,000 and amounting to 2.4% of the nation's people, the 1991 American Jewish Year Book says. The compilation by the American Jewish Committee reports recent increases in Detroit; Middlesex County, N.J.; Orange County, Calif., and Seattle. But a long-term decline continued in the Miami-Dade County region of Florida. The Jewish population there fell more than 20,000, to 201,800, the new figures show.
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July 10, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A man convicted of inciting a black mob against Jews during New York City's 1991 riots was sentenced to almost 22 years in prison. Charles Price, 44, led a crowd of men who attacked and killed scholar Yankel Rosenbaum "with a blind, baseless bigotry aimed at what Yankel was: a Jew," Fay Rosenbaum, the victim's mother, told Judge David Trager in federal court.
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May 8, 1986 | From Reuters
Soviet Jewish dissident Anatoly Shcharansky, whose imprisonment on spy charges stirred worldwide protests, arrived in the United States for the first time today, vowing to speak out for "those I left behind . . . 200,000 Soviet Jews who have expressed their right to emigrate but who can't join their people."
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August 12, 2001 | From Reuters
Federal investigators Saturday combed the wreckage of a sightseeing helicopter that crashed in a rugged area of Arizona near the edge of the Grand Canyon, killing six people and severely burning a seventh. Officials of the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration searched for clues in the pieces of a AS350 helicopter carrying six family members and a pilot that went down Friday for "unknown reasons."
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September 23, 1990
Little Richard, quoted in a late '60s Rolling Stone interview, said: "Let me tell you this--when I came out, they weren't playing no black artists on no Top 40 stations. I was the first, but it took people like Elvis to open the door for this kind of music, and I thank God for Elvis Presley." As for the black community never accepting or liking Elvis, I guess that James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Muhammad Ali, Jackie Wilson, B.B. King, Eldridge Cleaver, Aaron Neville, Eddie Murphy and Howlin' Wolf are no longer considered part of that community?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi
A top commander in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was disciplined after his phone rang during a meeting with top brass. But it wasn't failing to put his phone in silent mode that raised eyebrows. It was the ring tone. Cmdr. Paul Pietrantoni, one of Sheriff Lee Baca's hand-picked jail reformers, was meeting with other top supervisors when his personal cellphone played “The Oriental Riff” - accompanied by a mock, stereotypical Asian voice saying: “Hello, you pick up phone, you pick up phone.” “It went off for a second.
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March 1, 1998 | ANJETTA McQUEEN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Jewish bachelor from Alaska who came to the Big Apple searching for a Jewish dream woman got what he wanted. There's one hitch to getting hitched, though: She's not moving. So Jay Ramras, who spent four months in New York looking for a bride who would move to Fairbanks, is pondering the once-unthinkable: moving here. Ramras is flying home Monday, smitten with a 28-year-old Jewish marketing executive. He says she's smart, kind, pretty--and determined to stay in New York.
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