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Citizen journalist by day and a janitor by night (AKA "participatory", "guerrilla" or "street journalist")
Citizen journalist by day and a janitor by night (AKA "participatory", "guerrilla" or "street journalist")

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TECH CRUNCH: Say Goodbye to Your Social Security Number
Eyeing more secure alternatives to Social Security numbers, lawmakers in the U.S. are looking abroad. The Senate Commerce Committee questioned former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Verizon chief privacy officer Karen Zacharia and both the current and former CEOs ...

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BBC - Selling Cake Mix: Psychology And Marketing
Cake mixes were introduced in the 1920s and boomed in the 1950s, but sales soon leveled off. BBC reports, "The sales numbers gradually plateaued. Most home cooks were still making their cakes from scratch, and the product had reached everyone it was going t...

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New York Court Gave Every Detained Immigrant a Lawyer
Omar Siagha has been in the US for 52 years. He's a legal permanent resident with three children. He'd never been to prison, he says, before he was taken into Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention -- faced with the loss of his green card for a misde...

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How to Hire Fake Friends and Family
Money may not be able to buy love, but here in Japan, it can certainly buy the appearance of love -- and appearance, as the dapper Ishii Yuichi insists, is everything. As a man whose business involves becoming other people, Yuichi would know. The handsome a...

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REASON.COM: Is Silicon Valley Building Infrastructure for a Police State?
Zach Weissmueller, Reason: Silicon Valley firms are building surveillance and profiling tools to help government agents make sense of the massive amount of information available on social media and in publicly accessible data sets. Are they using cutting-ed...

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FOCUS ON LORRAINE LOPEZ; Internet Radio Spokesperson Wants To 'Break Bread And Smash Stigma' Of Being HIV Positive


YONKERS GAL"S HIV ACTIVISM: You Don't Have To Be Afraid Of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

CUP CAKE CUTIE BOUTIQUE: At 8 S 6th Avenue In Mt Vernon Lorraine Lopez Is Willing To Sweetly Talk About AIDS Prevention To Whoever Will Listen

SPREADING THE WORD: #LorraineLopez implored people to take precautions against HIV. #LorraineLopez say,''In my family, we didn't listen"

NEW YORK TIMES REPORTED: Our Towns; AIDS In The Backyard, Heads In The Sand

....When the county health commissioner, suggested a needle exchange program to combat the spread of the virus by drug users, he met a resounding silence from Yonkers officials. This, in a city with 30 percent of the county's 3,457 AIDS cases.

And when Westchester's largest AIDS service provider, wanted to open offices and a walk-in center in downtown Yonkers, he said, he was given the runaround and gave up.....

.....Lorraine Lopez, a special assistant to Mayor John Spencer and a former City Council member, said she asked the local AIDS advisory group to brief the Council during her tenure, but most members, representing districts outside southwest Yonkers, seemed unmoved.

''They gave them the courtesy, but they didn't do anything,'' Lorraine Lopez said. ''There was almost a sense that this doesn't happen in my backyard. But it does.''

If some officials look the other way, so do some people at risk. At a youth rally for World AIDS Day on Monday, Loraine Lopez implored the audience to take precautions. ''In my family, we didn't listen,'' she said......

....It would be unfair to say Yonkers shrugs off its AIDS burden. There are medical and housing programs for infected people, some subsidized by the city, as well as educational programs.

But there is a sense here, as elsewhere, that the crisis has passed since drugs made a fatal illness merely chronic, even as the disease becomes more concentrated among women, minority residents and intravenous drug users.

''We're starting all over again,'' said Charles G. Lief, president of the Greyston Foundation, which treats AIDS patients here, ''but the country is kind of exhausted with it.''

Perhaps that explains why Yonkers seems to be trying to keep #AIDS in its place.

Asked about the ban on social service agencies in the re-emerging downtown, #IanKipp, who runs the downtown business improvement district, said, ''Our experience has been that these uses are detrimental for redevelopment.'....

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/04/nyregion/our-towns-aids-in-backyard-heads-in-sand.html

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https://harrodsnewsoftheworld.blogspot.com/2017/11/focus-on-lorraine-lopez-internet-radio.html

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FOCUS ON LORRAINE LOPEZ; Internet Radio Spokesperson Wants To 'Break Bread And Smash Stigma' Of Being HIV Positive
YONKERS GAL"S HIV ACTIVISM: You Don't Have To Be Afraid Of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome CUP CAKE CUTIE BOUTIQUE: At 8 S 6th Avenue In Mt Vernon  Lorraine Lopez  Is Willing To Sweetly Talk About AIDS Prevention To Whoever Will Listen SPREADING THE WORD...

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Cub Scout Kicked Out For Questioning Politician
A Cub Scout in Broomfield has been kicked out of his den, allegedly for asking pointed questions of a Colorado state senator at meeting organized by the Boy Scouts. Eleven-year-old Ames Mayfield, a fifth-grader at Prospect Ridge Academy and a Scout for five...

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Yorktown, NY News
YORKTOWN LOCAL (BETA) 10.19.17 by  brianlaroyharrod THIS DATE IN HISTORY, OCT. 19: CORNWALLIS SURRENDERS AT YORKTOWN, VA., IN 1781 POSTED AT On Oct. 19, 1987, the stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, or 22.6 percent i...

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!0/19/17 The Yonkers Roundup
Yonkers Hazmat situation in Yonkers caused by marijuana grow house WABC-TV   18h ago  RELATED COVERAGE Yonkers: Drug-making equipment, chemicals found in apartment, police say Local Source   The Journal News | LoHud.com   20h ago  Police confiscate mariju...
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