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GMA FREE FRIDAY CONCERTS

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FREE FRIDAY CONCERTS CONTINUE IN CENTRAL PARK

July 27: No Doubt
August 3: Ne-Yo
August 10: OneRepublic
August 17: Neon Trees
August 24: The Wanted
August 31: Backstreet Boys

All concerts are free and open to the public and air on “Good Morning America” Fridays between 7 and 9 a.m. The park opens at 6 a.m., with the 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue the closest option to Rumsey Playfield.

RETHINKING DRINKING

Problem

How much is too much?

How much alcohol is too much? It could mean drinking too much at one time, drinking too often, or both. It’s important to be aware of how much you are drinking, whether your drinking pattern is risky, the harm that some drinking patterns can cause, and ways to reduce your risks.

What counts as a drink?

What’s a “standard” drink?

How many drinks are in common containers?

What’s your pattern?

What’s low-risk drinking?

What’s “at-risk” or “heavy” drinking?

What’s the harm?

What are the risks?

BRUCE SAYS CIAO AS A MAN

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Saying his brain is more female than male, former Olympic Superstar Bruce Jenner says he's a woman.
Jenner spoke with ABC's Diane Sawyer about his gender identity, saying he has always been confused about it.

Jenner says he told his first two wives about the gender confusion, and it was a factor in the breakup of his second marriage. During the 1980s, he started taking hormones, had surgery to make his nose smaller while having hair removed from his face and chest.

CNN: America's transgender moment http://cnn.it/1ySwfWz

NYC PARKS KICK OFF SUMMER BEACH SEASON

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The NYC Department of Parks & Recreation says that beaches will open to the public on Saturday, May 28, with lifeguards on duty daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Swimming is prohibited at all other times. Beaches will remain open through Labor Day weekend.

Meanwhile, Orchard Beach is celebrating its 75th anniversary as the Riviera of the Bronx. In 1936, Parks Commissioner Robert Moses transformed a small beach colony on Rodman’s Neck to a 1.1-mile-long crescent of fine white sand. This past winter, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, completed work on the $13 million Orchard Beach Shoreline Protection Project. The Corps placed approximately 268,000 cubic yards of sand on the beach to further protect it against tides, winds, waves and storms.

NYPD BLUE

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New York City is blue after another tragic and senseless cop is murdered in The Big Apple. This is the fourth time a police officer has been killed here in the last 11 months.

NYPD officer shot in head, killed during gunbattle http://usat.ly/1LK2MlF

NYPD officer shot and killed while on duty in East Harlem at E. 120th Street and FDR Drive, suspect in custody http://abc7ny.com/1043075/

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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NYC Civil Rights Committee will hold a public hearing today on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, unveiled by Council Members James Vacca, Brad Lander, Debi Rose, and Annabel Palma last fall.

The legislation would require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers, unless doing so would be an undue hardship for the employer. Modeled after federal legislation sponsored by Representative Jerrold Nadler, the legislation seeks to make pregnancy and related conditions an explicitly protected status under the city’s human rights law, similar to protections granted for religious observances.

SHARE YOUR PIX WITH FAVORITE FAMILY MEMBERS OR PETS

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Whom do you like best, your family members, or your pets? Here is one of my favorites with my granddaughters.

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Major Promotion for News 12 The Bronx Alumnus

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It gives us a great deal of pleasure to report that NBC News has promoted founding News 12 The Bronx morning anchorwoman, Natalie Morales, who currently serves as News Anchor and Co-host for Today at NBC News.

Natalie Morales will also be serving as a contributing correspondent for Rock Center with Brian Williams. The weekly news program premieres October 31 at 10:00pm.

KUDOS, all of us should be extremely proud!

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11/11 SUPERSTARS

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The dictionary definition says it is a person, as a performer or athlete, who enjoys wide recognition, is esteemed for exceptional talent, and is eagerly sought after for his or her services. or
any other very prominent or successful person or thing.

Today and everyday, we should be thinking of our veterans and realizing that these are our superstars.

Whether they're active military or retired service men and women. These are the most important superstars around US.

UNCONVENTIONAL

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TRUMPENCE presidential ticket made its debut in an unconventional manner that was awkward and a pairing designed to bring together the Republican Party on the eve of its GOP national convention.

As always, Trump spent more time talking about himself, and about crooked Hillary Clinton, who he has yet fully explained how she differs from him.

I taught journalism at a conservative Indiana university and make no mistake about Pence's conservative credentials, his legislative record and his more than questionable actions as governor.

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SPEAK UP AND SILENCE CENSORSHIP

The definition of censorship is the control of information and ideas circulated within a society. In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive. The rationales for censorship have varied, with some censors targeting material considered indecent or obscene; heretical or blasphemous; or seditious or treasonous. Thus, ideas have been suppressed under the guise of protecting basic social institutions: Family, Church, and State.

To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance. One must recognize that censorship and the ideology supporting it go back to ancient times, and that every society has had customs, taboos, or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expression were regulated.

In Athens, where democracy first emerged, censorship was known as a means of enforcing the orthodoxy. Indeed, Plato was the first recorded thinker to formulate a rationale for intellectual, religious, and artistic censorship. In his ideal state outlined in The Republic, official censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales deemed bad or evil. Plato also proposed that unorthodox notions about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal procedures be established to suppress heresy. Freedom of speech in Ancient Rome was reserved for those in positions of authority...etc.