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July 31, 2004 | Associated Press
Amy Fisher, the former gun-toting teen who spent seven years in prison for shooting her lover's wife in the face, has an autobiography called "If I Knew Then ... " due out in the fall. Fisher, who turns 30 in two weeks, is now married and raising a young son in an undisclosed Long Island, N.Y., community, said her co-author, Robbie Woliver. Woliver is also the editor in chief of the Long Island Press, a free weekly that has featured Fisher as a columnist for the last several years.
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March 9, 2011 | By Brian Bennett and Geraldine Baum, Los Angeles Times
For Rep. Peter T. King, Sept. 11 was personal. It was personal, he says, for everyone in his Long Island district, which was home to dozens of the police, firefighters and financial workers who died at the World Trade Center. And despite concerted nationwide criticism of the Republican's plan to hold a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Thursday on radicalization in the U.S. Muslim community, King says in his district he has nearly universal support. "Everyone is telling me to go ahead with it," King said in an interview, adding that he thinks his district is a good place to measure public opinion in the U.S. on such issues.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2005 | From Newsday
Faced with mounting opposition within Long Island's art community, the Heck- scher Museum in New York has withdrawn a proposal to expand its Beaux Arts-style building with proceeds from the $19-million sale of a famous painting. Trustees still plan a private sale of "Eclipse of the Sun," a 1926 work by the late George Grosz, a German American Expressionist, but now they say they will use $9 million for renovation of existing space and $10 million for art purchases.
NATIONAL
July 24, 2009 | Sebastian Rotella and Josh Meyer
Weeks after arriving in Pakistan on a flight from New York, Bryant Neal Vinas plunged into holy war: He volunteered to train for a suicide attack and fought in the wilds of Afghanistan. By the time he was captured in November, 14 months later, the Muslim convert from Long Island had journeyed into the innermost circles of Al Qaeda, according to a statement he gave investigators. Vinas befriended fellow trainees who wanted to bomb stadiums in Europe. He learned to assemble explosives vests.
NATIONAL
July 14, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Two teenagers were charged with conspiring to attack a Long Island high school after a journal was found in which one teen identified several potential victims by name, authorities said. "I will start a chain of terrorism in the world," a 15-year-old suspected of planning the assault allegedly wrote in the journal, which led to his arrest. "This will go down in history. Take out everyone there. Perfecto." Both teens were charged with misdemeanor conspiracy, punishable by up to a year in jail.
NATIONAL
May 5, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A body was found in Long Island Sound, and tests were planned to determine whether it was one of four teenagers who disappeared in January after a late-night boat trip. A fisherman spotted the body off Hart Island, east of the Bronx, and police recovered it, officials said. The body was to be sent to the medical examiner's office for identification.
NEWS
October 18, 1999 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are expected to come by the hundreds--average residents with long memories of life on Long Island. With luck, they might be able to help scientists figure out why so many women there are getting breast cancer. In a hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1988 | TED ROHRLICH and DAVID TREADWELL, Times Staff Writers
Long just a sleepy town in rural south-central Florida that swelled each winter with the influx of vacationers, Okeechobee in recent years has become a center for the lucrative drug-smuggling trade. Planes loaded with contraband land in isolated fields in the county or on the lake, which is almost 50 miles wide and covers a half-million acres. Still, it was a shock to learn about Larry Greenberger. Larry was the scion of an old and respected local family, and few, if any, residents suspected that he was a big-time cocaine dealer.
BUSINESS
November 7, 1997 | From Associated Press
For the first time since a 1996 law set off more than 1,000 mergers among radio stations, the Justice Department sued on Thursday to block one of the deals: Chancellor Media Corp.'s $54-million acquisition of four New York stations. In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in New York, the department alleged that Chancellor's deal with SFX Broadcasting Inc.
NATIONAL
July 31, 2005 | From Newsday
Township officials in Brookhaven, N.Y., caught in an ongoing battle against extreme overcrowding of single-family houses -- apparently used as dormitories for immigrant laborers -- ordered the closing of three residences they said held as many as 90 tenants. Dozens of residents of the Long Island houses -- two in Farmingville and one in Ronkonkoma -- were homeless Saturday after the closures.
NATIONAL
July 14, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Two teenagers were charged with conspiring to attack a Long Island high school after a journal was found in which one teen identified several potential victims by name, authorities said. "I will start a chain of terrorism in the world," a 15-year-old suspected of planning the assault allegedly wrote in the journal, which led to his arrest. "This will go down in history. Take out everyone there. Perfecto." Both teens were charged with misdemeanor conspiracy, punishable by up to a year in jail.
NATIONAL
May 25, 2007 | Robert E. Kessler, Newsday
Federal prosecutors dropped a bombshell Thursday at a bail hearing for an affluent Long Island couple charged with slavery and harboring illegal residents, saying the mother of one of the accused had offered a bribe to a relative of one of the alleged victims. The claim led a federal judge to delay a hearing on whether the couple should be released on bail until the bribery accusation -- as well as prosecutors' questions about the couple's finances -- are cleared up.
NATIONAL
July 31, 2005 | From Newsday
Township officials in Brookhaven, N.Y., caught in an ongoing battle against extreme overcrowding of single-family houses -- apparently used as dormitories for immigrant laborers -- ordered the closing of three residences they said held as many as 90 tenants. Dozens of residents of the Long Island houses -- two in Farmingville and one in Ronkonkoma -- were homeless Saturday after the closures.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2005 | From Newsday
Faced with mounting opposition within Long Island's art community, the Heck- scher Museum in New York has withdrawn a proposal to expand its Beaux Arts-style building with proceeds from the $19-million sale of a famous painting. Trustees still plan a private sale of "Eclipse of the Sun," a 1926 work by the late George Grosz, a German American Expressionist, but now they say they will use $9 million for renovation of existing space and $10 million for art purchases.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2004 | Associated Press
Amy Fisher, the former gun-toting teen who spent seven years in prison for shooting her lover's wife in the face, has an autobiography called "If I Knew Then ... " due out in the fall. Fisher, who turns 30 in two weeks, is now married and raising a young son in an undisclosed Long Island, N.Y., community, said her co-author, Robbie Woliver. Woliver is also the editor in chief of the Long Island Press, a free weekly that has featured Fisher as a columnist for the last several years.
NATIONAL
May 5, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A body was found in Long Island Sound, and tests were planned to determine whether it was one of four teenagers who disappeared in January after a late-night boat trip. A fisherman spotted the body off Hart Island, east of the Bronx, and police recovered it, officials said. The body was to be sent to the medical examiner's office for identification.
NATIONAL
July 24, 2009 | Sebastian Rotella and Josh Meyer
Weeks after arriving in Pakistan on a flight from New York, Bryant Neal Vinas plunged into holy war: He volunteered to train for a suicide attack and fought in the wilds of Afghanistan. By the time he was captured in November, 14 months later, the Muslim convert from Long Island had journeyed into the innermost circles of Al Qaeda, according to a statement he gave investigators. Vinas befriended fellow trainees who wanted to bomb stadiums in Europe. He learned to assemble explosives vests.
NEWS
June 1, 2000 | From the Washington Post
Investigators seeking answers to the 1996 explosion and crash of Trans World Airlines Flight 800 fired Stinger missiles into the air from a Florida beach last month to determine whether it is possible that streaks of light seen by several witnesses could have been missiles.
NEWS
June 1, 2000 | From the Washington Post
Investigators seeking answers to the 1996 explosion and crash of Trans World Airlines Flight 800 fired Stinger missiles into the air from a Florida beach last month to determine whether it is possible that streaks of light seen by several witnesses could have been missiles.
NEWS
October 18, 1999 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are expected to come by the hundreds--average residents with long memories of life on Long Island. With luck, they might be able to help scientists figure out why so many women there are getting breast cancer. In a hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y.
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