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proposed county budget-taxes rise nearly 20% M. Kaye

This Tuesday, October 23, Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced the new intended budget, which would lead to an increase in the county’s property taxes by nearly 19%, $160 yearly on average. This would be the only increasing fee. The plan's additional changes include early retirement motivations and the slashing of seventy positions due to the elimination of programs. These modifications were allegedly made in order to meet the $33 million state authorized costs.

The new property tax increase is intended to raise approximately half the needed cost at $15 million, Vanderhoef said. Additional costs will be going for Medicaid, early intervention, probation and jail officers, as well as pensions. The remaining of the necessary funds are said to be coming from a total transformation in expenses. Mr. Vanderhoef suggested outsourcing Summit Park’s radiology and laundry services, the jails food services, and county buildings security. Outsourcing

the radiology and laundry services will save Rockland County $240,000. Outsourcing security at county facilities would save $1 million, and food services at the jails $350,000. The plans would save over $1 million in total. Vanderhoef stated that department heads were told not to spend next year more than they had this past year and to make efforts to spend even less. The new budget plan contains possibilities of laying off county employees.

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severe weather on the way New York, NY - A potentially huge weather event could hit the Tri-State Area as early as Sunday night. The storm system is forecast to linger in the area through Tuesday and could bring with it severe winds, rains and storm surges.Forecasters are keeping a close eye on Hurricane

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Pregnant Women, advised to have Whooping Cough vaccine

Expert government advisers want every pregnant woman to get a whooping cough vaccination. It’s only the second time a vacSandy as the storm spins near cine has been recommended Jamaica. during pregnancy. Flu shots are also recommended for pregnant women. The aim of the whooping cough shot is to protect newborns, who are too young to get the vaccine. The panel’s vote was a reaction to the resurgence in whooping cough. The nation is on track to have the worst year for whooping cough since the 1950s. There have been more than 32,000 cases, including 16 deaths, this year. Although both candidates The Advisory Committee on Imverbally attacked each other munization Practices approved all night and even continued the recommendation Wedneswalking all over the stage, day. Federal health officials usuCandy Crowley performed

President Obama Looking Better at the Debates By: M. Kaye The second presidential debate took place last Tuesday night at Hofstra University on Long Island. Every argument between the two candidates seemed to have a single underlying theme. Romney repeatedly blamed issues on Obama’s failed strategies, while the President attributed them to the situation he came into due to the recession.

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ally adopt the panel’s advice and send it to on to doctors and the public. This past year whooping cough cases had been reported in Lakewood, New Jersey and in Monsey. Two children were in critical condition in Lakewood after contracting this very serious disease. Whooping cough, primarily a childhood illness that was largely tamed by vaccination since the 1960s, has been making a comeback throughout the New York- New Jersey area this year. The number of reported cases throughout the Lakwood and Monsey has been higher this year than in the past decade. Also known as pertussis, whooping cough earned its nickname from the desperate noise that comes from the throats of infants and toddlers gasping for breath as they cough. Although children cont. Page 8, health news section

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t is no surprise that Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe would show support for Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's proposal to expand the state's DNA Databank, which will help solve more crimes, bring justice to victims and exonerate innocent New Yorkers. Mr. Zugibe has been fighting for years to improve technology in fighting crime. And he should be commended for that.

As District Attorney Zugibe said, "Requiring defendants to submit DNA to the state's Databank has proven time and again to help swiftly identify criminal offenders. Its effectiveness as a law enforcement tool will only be heightened by allowing DNA samples to be taken for all convictions.” This is an easy way to help fight crime, without adding to our growing budget problems in the county and state. Law enforcement is facing some tough times now

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with major budget cuts. But I are confident that Governor Cuomo and his team know what to cut and what to keep. The DNA Databank is a great way to cut crime and to cut costs at the same time, and Mr. Zugibe, from what he has illustrated so far- knows how to do both.


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Senator Carlucci understands yeshiva parents. His wife teaches 4th Grade at Moriah, a yeshiva in Bergen County. He knows the tuition burden on our families is too high. That’s why every time yeshiva parents need a voice in Albany, Senator Carlucci stands up for us.

Remember to setTaxes your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday Teamwork Senator Carlucci Understands

Despite pressure from the professional politicians, Senator Carlucci opposed hiking the sales tax, which would have increased the cost of clothing, shoes and diapers. Senator Carlucci understands our families can’t afford higher taxes. That’s why he voted to lower state income taxes.

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Senator Carlucci works with Republicans and Democrats to deliver for Rockland. As an independent Democrat, Senator Carlucci works with Governor Cuomo and across party lines to improve our community.

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A Bangladeshi man who came to the U.S. to wage jihad was arrested in an FBI sting after attempting to blow up a fake car bomb outside the Federal Reserve building in Manhattan. Jan. 2012 Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis enters U.S. on student visa

Early July Nafis contacts and tries to recruit informant into a jihadist cell to carry out terror attack in U.S.

July 12 Tells informant he has contact with al-Qaida members overseas that could help plan attack July 24 Men meet; Nafis proposes to attack more than one person

Aug. 5 Tells informant he is considering New York Stock Exchange as target; later says he hopes his attack will disrupt presidential elections

Aug. 11 Nafis confirms target of Manhattan’s financial district; wants to use explosives

Sept. 20 Identifies Federal Reserve Bank as possible target Oct. 4 Begins to buy bomb-making materials

Oct. 12 Nafis and the undercover unload what suspect believed were explosives into a trailer Source: New York Daily News, Newsday, AP

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World Trade Center site Millennium 2 Hilton Hotel 1 Federal Reserve Bank

Oct. 17 • Nafis says he has a “Plan B” involving changing attack to suicide bombing • Nafis assembles 1,000-pound (454-kg) inert bomb in van • 1 Parks van outside Federal Reserve Bank • 2 Walks to hotel; records video statement on the attack • Repeatedly tries to detonate bomb via cellphone • Informant witnesses attempts; Nafis is arrested Graphic: Melina Yingling

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Romney’s Medicare plan

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney supports the budget plan of running mate Paul Ryan, which would overhaul Medicare with a voucher system that allows seniors to shop for private health plans.

Ryan plan vs. current law

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• Voucher system would cut Medicare costs but likely increase health care costs for seniors • Increase derives from the fact that the value of the voucher is expected to grow more slowly than projected medical costs Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Congressional Budget Office Graphic: Chicago Tribune

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New York State Election Law, Section 3-214.5, requires that the office of the Board of Elections be open to the public until 7 p.m. on two business days in each of the two weeks preceding the general election and also on two Saturdays preceding Election Day, for the purpose of applying for absentee ballots only.

The Rockland County Board of Elections office will be open on the following dates: Monday, October 22, 2012, 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012, 9 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2012, 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

outstandingly as a strong moderator not allowing either candidate to get out of line or take advantage like previous moderators tolerated. The first question was addressed to Republican candidate Mitt Romney, after winning the coin toss, and focused on future jobs asked by a concerned audience member. Romney began to answer the question seemingly dodging an upfront response by running in circles of previously made points. President Obama quickly stood up to address his plan for job creation but failed to give a solid answer as well, although it was more informative than his opponent’s. President Obama really stepped up his game this debate, addressing issues head on and even arguing against Governor Romney. There was an evident change in Obama’s stature from the first presidential debate to the second. He was more forceful and displayed more of the qualities desired in a presidential candidate. It seemed in many instances that instead of addressing the issues aimed at him, Romney would target the past faults of the Obama administration. That strategy will only get him so far be-

fore he needs to face the facts. President Romney continuously promises the creation of 12 million jobs during his potential term as president. However, economists predict that no matter who takes office this job creation will still take place. Romney also attacks Obama for doubling the deficit he promised to cut in half before taking office. While Obama did decrease the deficit slightly, the results are nowhere near what Americans were originally promised. Romney also scrutinized the President over his claim that unemployment would be down to 5.4% by now. The problem is, two economists who joined the Obama administration and supported these claims underestimated the harshness of the recession. In the issue of illegal immigration, Governor Romney took a stance focused on self-deportation. The governor stated that if these undocumented immigrants did not find the benefits and jobs they sought in the country that they would leave and look elsewhere. President Obama confirmed that he wished to fix the broken immigration system and needs Congress’ help to do so. By the end of the In the final days of the presidential campaign, second presidenanalysts say 14 states have the potential to swing tial debate many to either candidate. How the states stand: questions were Democrat Toss-up Republican answered, as well Solid Likely/leaning Likely/leaning Solid as many left unanswered. What Mich. N.H. is seemingly defiMinn. Mont. nite though is that Wis. President Obama R.I. Pa. Conn. Iowa brought a more agOhio Nev. Del. gressive character D.C. Va. Colo. to the stage, a move N.C. Ariz. he needed to make after his “loss” in the first debate and Fla. Biden’s dramatic Counting performance at the electoral votes vice presidential There are a total of 538 electoral votes; debate. the number of electors for each state is NOTE: Alaska and

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budget from page 1 Amongst these layoffs include the Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol unit and several patrol officers. The Highway Department will also experience a cut of as many as six positions. These savings will total over $1 million. The financial plan proposed by Vanderhoef sets aside $12 million for the establishment of a local development corporation intended to take control of the countyowned Summit Park nursing home with the intention of selling it. Various county healthy programs will also be eliminated, including mosquito treatment and specific health education programs. “It is critical to the financial health of Rockland County that we take steps to sell Summit Park Health Care Facility,” Vanderhoef said. “We simply cannot afford to continue operating it, when we have been running up annual multi-million dollar deficits. By creating an LDC, we satisfy the bond rating agencies that have urged us

to come up with a plan for the facility. In addition, revenues from the sale will be used both to pay off existing Summit Park debt and to reduce the County deficit.” Vanderhoef has allotted $12 million toward deficit reduction from the sale of the nursing home. If the sale falls through it will not affect the operating budget. Vanderhoef noted that an LDC does not require state approval, unlike the previous plan to form a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC). Certain employees will also be offered early retirement options, fifty-five individuals to be exact will be offered these opportunities. County cost-cutting measures being taken by the county include: - Outsource laundry and radiology services at Summit Park, security at county facilities and food services at the correctional facility.

- Eliminate six position in the Highway Dept. - Offer a targeted retirement program. - Close the employee pharmacy. - Eliminate the Sheriff's Mounted Patrol unit and five patrol officers. - Stop reimbursement to towns and villages for officers loaned to the DA's Narcotics Task Force and the Sheriff's Intelligence Unit. - Eliminate certain non-mandated programs, including mosquito treatment, some of the health education programs, and the pre-natal clinic. Nyack Hospital will be opening a pre-natal clinic to replace the county services. The spending plan is assumed to be completed by early December, and until then, the county legislature will examine its every detail.

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national & international news updates

Feds Arrest Suspected Terrorist

Federal agents arrested a Bangladeshi man last Wednesday for allegedly attempting to detonate a 1,000-pound explosive device outside of the Federal Reserve building in New York City. The FBI was tracking the man, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, and undercover agents had supplied him with a fake bomb. After the explosive failed to detonate, agents arrested Nafis. Nafis legally entered the country in January 2012 using a student visa. However according to the criminal complaint filed against him, Nafis’ real goal was to recruit members for Al Qaeda and carry out an attack. Nafis appeared in federal court in Brooklyn last week, and is being held without bail.

US Death Toll From West Nile Virus Tops 200 The US outbreak of West Nile virus has killed 219 people this year, after another 36 deaths from the mosquito-borne disease were reported last week, government figures showed Wednesday. In what is the second-worst year on record for the disease, the total number of cases of West Nile virus across the United States grew to 4,725, with 194 new cases reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the pace of new cases has slowed since the outbreak’s peak in the late summer, new cases continue to be reported, particularly in states where warm temperatures persist.

Israel Says 79 Rockets Fired At Reported Consulate Suspect It the country From Gaza Arrested The Tunisian government has confirmed it has arrested a 28-year-old Tunisian reportedly linked to the U.S. consulate attack in Libya. Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman Tarrouch Khaled said Wednesday that Ali Harzi was in custody in Tunis. Khaled tells The Associated Press “his case is in the hands of justice.” He did not elaborate. In Washington, the State Department had no comment. Earlier this month, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the U.S. has been looking into the arrests of two Tunisian men being detained in Turkey reportedly in connection with attacks on a consulate in Libya last month.

Palestinians fired dozens of rockets into Israel from Gaza on Wednesday and an Israeli air strike killed a militant, a day after the Emir of Qatar made a rare visit to the enclave's Hamas leadership. Hamas claimed responsibility for some of the rocket and mortar bomb attacks, prompting some Israelis to wonder whether it had been emboldened by the Qatari visit on Tuesday that broke the Islamist group's diplomatic isolation. In recent months, Hamas has largely held its fire when other militant factions have launched cross-border rocket attacks, but the sudden upsurge in violence stoked fears that the hostilities could escalate further.

Bloomberg May Use Super PAC to Influence 2013 Mayoral Race

September unemployment rates fell in seven of the nine swing states key to winning the presidential election. Swing state Jobless rate fell

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Trump Offers $5 Million If Obama Releases Records

Thanks to his super PAC, the ghost of Mayor Bloomberg may yet linger even after he leaves office. The Daily News reports that only days after Bloomberg gave a $10 million infusion to his super PAC to sway the outcome of elections nationwide in November, the Mayor is not ruling out the possibility that he may do so again in the 2013 mayoral race. Such a move could greatly impact the race in favor of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn – widely considered to be Bloomberg’s favored candidate – or even

Jobless rates in swing states


New York - Donald Trump has a deal for President Barack Obama — if he releases his college and passport records, the New York real estate mogul will contribute $5 million to a charity of Obama’s choice. Trump made the announcement Wednesday in a video posted to his Twitter account. He called Obama “the least transparent president in the history of this country,” and said the deal would end voters’ questions. Trump has endorsed Republican Mitt Romney in the presidential race. Trump drew broad publicity last year for questioning whether Obama was born in the U.S. and eligible to be president, forcing Obama to release his long-form birth certificate.

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Albany & washington news briefs

Nita Lowey Wants Federal Dollars to Help Local Governments

New York’s 17th Congressional District will be getting a new leader this election season as Congressman Eliot Engel has been drawn out of the district. In fact, because of redistricting the new 17th now contains all of Rockland County, along with parts of Westchester County. Longtime Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey hopes to continue her tenure in Congress representing the new district. “I have 350,000 new constituents to meet, and I’m working very very hard,” said Lowey during an interview with the Rockland County Times. Lowey has been a representative since 1989, but until this year, most of her district was in Westchester. Now that's flipped and Rockland will be her main turf. Whichever side of the Hudson she represents, Lowey says, “It is a real honor and privilege to serve in the United State Congress." If elected for another term, the Democrat says wants to help get the economy moving by putting people back to work, getting rid of unnecessary spending, cutting the deficit, and investing in education and infrastructure. However, her focus is not just on national

issues. Lowey says that for her next term she wants to preserve and restore federal aid programs for local municipalities. In Rockland, where the county government is facing a fiscal crisis, federal aid could be a welcome help, she said. With much of the district now in Rockland County, Westchester resident Lowey has been making frequent campaign trips across the Tappan Zee Bridge. She now knows first hand how bad the bridge can get, and fully supports the building of a new one. Lowey says that she will work with her colleagues in Congress to get the proper funding for the new bridge to avoid extreme toll hikes.

The NY Observer Endorses Romney: “Mitt Romney is the Change the Nation and New York Needs.” The NY Observer that endorses President Obama in 2008, and that is published in one of the bluest states in the nations, took courage on the day of the 2nd presidential debate to endorse Mitt Romney for President, and urge new Yorker to cast their ballot for Romney.



Gas Price Starts fall again

Average retail gasoline prices in New York have fallen 7.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.99/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67/g, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas prices in New York during the past week, prices yesterday were 30.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 8.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 14.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 20.1 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. "Only one other time in the last few years have we seen the national average drop so significantly in the course of just a week, and that other time was in May 2011," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Looking back at our data, we only see that prices dropped considerably more in autumn 2008 when the economy slipped into a recession. Given the circumstances with this latest weekly decrease- that it has

nothing to do with recession- is significant," DeHaan said0.

Romney camp mocks Obama's 20-page plan for 2nd term, as campaigns pick up pace The Romney campaign on Wednesday mocked President Obama for putting out a glossy 20-page booklet laying out his second-term economic plan, describing it as a collection of recycled ideas two weeks before Election Day. Obama, meanwhile, returned to accusations at a campaign stop in Iowa that his Republican rival's tax plan serves the wealthy and would "stick the middle class with the bill." The exchange marked the opening of a marathon campaign blitz for the president, who is embarking on the busiest travel day of his 2012 campaign. The president is planning to hit five states by Thursday morning, covering 5,300 miles. He was going from Washington to Iowa, Colorado, California and Nevada, and then overnight to Florida. It was the first time Obama was spending the night flying on Air Force One for a domestic trip but far from unprecedented by incumbents scrambling to keep their job.

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rockland news Assemblyman Zebrowski Files Complaint with FCC on Alleged Caller ID Phone Spoofing Letter on behalf of constituents asks FCC to investigate alleged violations of Federal law Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D- New City) announced last week that he has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission on behalf of several Rockland residents who have been victim to “caller ID phone spoofing.” Phone spoofing is the practice of using software to mask one’s identity on a phone call by displaying a different number on the recipient’s caller ID. This practice is sometimes used by solicitors and scammers to circumvent the “Do Not Call” registry. All of the alleged phone spoofing calls were made to phone numbers that are on the “Do Not Call” registry. “The “Do Not Call” registry was created to protect consumers from unwanted calls. Phone spoofing software allows individuals to mask their true identity and circumvent the registry in order to either defraud or harass unsuspecting residents,” said Assemblyman Zebrowski. The Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009 was signed into law by President Obama in 2010 which prohibits caller ID spoofing with intent to defraud. This law includes penalties for violations of up to $10,000 per violation. Despite this new law, incidents of phone spoofing continue and the ability to track down the perpetrators is becoming increasingly difficult. Assemblyman Zebrowski requested that the FCC investigate these allegations and bring down enforcement actions on those responsible. “We need to make sure that the law encompasses all illegal activities involving phone spoofing including harassment and Do Not Call registry violations. I asked the FCC to do a thorough investigation into the phone spoofing complaints and if this can be addressed on the State level, I am willing to introduce legislation,” stated Zebrowski. “I urge all residents to take caution when receiving calls from unknown phone numbers and anyone who has been victim of this practice should file a complaint with the FCC,” concluded the Assemblyman.



Congresswoman Lowey Hears Resident Frustrations, Agrees to Examine Tappan Zee Bridge Congresswoman Nita Lowey met with Salisbury Point residents on Saturday morning, October 20 to introduce herself and receive feedback on the community’s continued efforts to make their voices heard on the new Tappan Zee Bridge project.

Despite the attention of local officials and numerous meetings with bridge authorities, Salisbury Point residents expressed frustration and impatience with state officials, whom they claim have been unresponsive to their comments and concerns. Lowey, who will represent Nyack residents if she is re-elected, was joined by Nyack Mayor Jen White, both of whom promised to carefully review the resident’s concerns about the bridge. Specifically, Lowey promised to follow up and report back on several concerns, including construction which would occur on nearby Exit 10 on I-87/I-287. She also promised to evaluate the community’s proposed Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, which focuses on potential noise problems. “I think that [Salisbury Point’s requests] are reasonable and I think the fact that you are calling people together to see what you can do to mitigate the impact of the bridge on this magnificent place is exactly the right way to go,” Lowey said. New York State Senators Demand More Answers Regarding Proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express

Three New York State Senators today held a public hearing to gauge answers from a company, Transmission Developers, Inc., who is developing the Champlain Hudson Power Express – a project designed to deliver clean wind and hydro power to the New York metropolitan area. At a press conference shortly before the scheduled public hearing that was held in the afternoon, the bipartisan delegation spoke about what they hoped to learn from the 4-hour Q&A session, listening to both proponents of the plan and giving residents a chance to voice their concerns. “We are here in Stony Point,

because this is a major flashpoint in the fight over whether New York State should continue to control its own generation and transmission future, or whether we should simply outsource our citizen’s property, jobs and energy needs to another country,” said Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee. “Beyond the economic dangers the project poses, The ChamplainHudson Power Express will likely also result in the use of eminent domain to take away the property rights of residents and turn a historic revolutionary war era cemetery into a construction site. This is wrong, and we cannot allow it to happen.” “It is my hope that today’s public hearing will bring to light the many unanswered questions and concerns that the people of Rockland County deserve to have answered,” said Senator Carlucci (D-New City). “We need to find what the costs associated with the construction of the project will be, how it will impact energy costs for consumers, will this result in any potential job or tax revenue losses for local communities, and most importantly is this in the best interest of the Lower Hudson Valley.” Rockland County Has One of Lowest Unemployment Rates in New York State The New York State Department of Labor released local area unemployment rates. Rockland County was noted as having one of the lowest county employment rates in the state, at 6.5 percent. The national unemployment rate for December, 2011 is 8.3 percent, down from 9.1 percent in December of 2010. The December 2011 unemployment rate for the Hudson Valley Region is 6.9 percent. That is up from 6.7 percent in November 2011 and down from 7.2 percent in December 2010. In December 2011, there were 76,600 unemployed in the region, up from 74,200 in November 2011 and down from 80,500 in December 2010. Three of the top 5 counties in New York State with the lowest unemployment rates in December 2011 were in the Hudson Valley region: Putnam 6.1 percent Rockland 6.5 percent Westchester 6.5 percent Of the 10 Labor Market Regions in New York State, the Hudson Valley Region tied Long Island with the lowest unemployment rate in December 2011, at 6.9 percent.

Take a seat

Airline seats are not all created equal. The amount of room a passenger gets varies widely in economy class, depending upon the airline and the plane.

Economy seats, U.S. flights Most legroom United Airlines, Frontier Airlines

36 in. (91 cm)

Widest Virgin America 19.7 in. (50 cm)

The distance from the back of one seat to the back of the next, known as pitch

Least legroom Spirit Airlines

28 in. (71 cm)

Narrowest Multiple airlines*

17 in. (43 cm)

What about first and business class?

Seat size varies even more, depending on the type of plane. Most legroom Pitch of 94 in. (239 cm)

Least legroom Pitch of 32 in. (81 cm)

US Airways Airbus 330-300

United Airlines Turbo prop Bombardier Q400

Widest 36 in. (91 cm)

American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER

Narrowest 17 in. (43 cm)

United Airlines Turbo prop Bombardier Q400

*American, Alaska, Allegiant, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, Sun Country, United, US Airways; seat measurements shown here represent the maximum and minimum dimensions offered, according to Source: Graphic: Hugo Martin, Raoul Ranoa, Los Angeles Times

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A Harvard study every 10 years published in-2007may provide lifelong immunity to the adults shows that 24 infect hours who ultimately children. of wakefulness has the same effect on "Adults don't die driving as a blood of pertussis. The risk is much greater for baalcohol level of .10 bies. But when adults get it, they are sick for weeks,'' said Dr. Arthur Landau , an Internal Medicine doctor at the Monsey Family Medical Center . DTaP vaccination, one of the recommended childhood imSleep deprivation munizations, protects children against pertussis infection. negatively affects mood, focus and vaccine can be safely given to infants. Five DTaP vacDTaP attention, making it more difficult to are recommended. They are usually given to children cines receive information at ages 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 15-18 months, and 4-6 years. The Tdap vaccine should be given around age 11 or 12, and every 10 years thereafter. 20 percent of car accidents involve in 20 first-year medical drowsy drivers Dr Bekritsky, Dr. Bloom and Dr. 1residents Gluck advise all parmakes acannot fatal When surveyed, 60 percent of adult fatigue-related error drivers Ñ about 168 million people Ñ ents enough to please immunize their children against this Sleep deprivation impedes our say in the past year they have driven a ability to access higher-level vehicle while feelingillness. drowsy very serious cognitive functions

Five stages of the sleep cycle Brain-wave patterns during one sleep cycle

The cycle repeats

Most people experience three to five REM cycles per night; overall sleep cycle repeats in this order several times a night

Stage 1 (5-10 min.) Light sleep Brain produces high amplitude theta waves, or slow brain waves; can be awakened easily

Stage 2 (20 min.) Light sleep Brain produces occasional bursts of rapid, rhythmic brain waves known as sleep spindles; body temperature decreases and heart rate slows

Stage 3 (transition to deep sleep) Deep sleep, or slow-wave sleep, is interspersed with smaller, faster waves; transitional period between light sleep and very deep sleep

Stage 4 (30 min.) Delta sleep is difficult to wake up from, with very little eye movement; most likely phase for sleepwalking

Stage 5 (10-90 min.) Rapid eye movement and increased respiration and brain activity; when most dreams occur, major muscle groups become immobile

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under one year of age are most vulnerable to pertussis, it strikes teenagers and adults as well, causing coughing fits so violent that patients sometimes break a rib. Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory infection that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing. It is known as whooping cough because of the sound patients make when they try to take a breath. Bacteria (Bordetella pertussis or B. parapertussis) are spread by inhalation, passed from the cough or sneeze of a carrier. First symptoms show up a week after contagion and can be confused with the common cold. “Dr. Paul Bloom, a pediatrician on staff at Monsey Family Medical Center blames the increase to poor vaccination habits. “Parents are reluctant to vaccinate their children, and this is the result. We see cases every year, but this year we have seen slightly more than average.” Dr. Bloom noted. “This contagious illness is very severe and it is very worrisome to me that I occasionally see patients that are not properly immunized against the disease, “ Dr. Bloom concluded. There were 25,827 cases of pertussis reported in the United States last year -- numbers that have been climbing slowly since 1976, when universal childhood vaccination programs brought the case count to an all-time low of 1,010. There has been a dramatic increase in reported pertussis cases in the last four years according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many epidemiologists believe there has always been a lot of pertussis out there that is never diagnosed, or dismissed as bronchitis, flu or a persistent chest cold. Symptoms may include a high-pitched “whooping” sound when the patient takes a breath; runny nose; slight fever (102°F or below); diarrhea; choking spell in infants. Repeated coughs causing vomiting are common as well. Antibiotics are effective in treatment but cough mixtures, expectorants and suppressants are not. Much of the hope for reversing the long-term trend toward more pertussis lies in a newly approved vaccine -- for adults. Studies have shown that the childhood vaccination protection wears off by the early teens. Booster shots -- with pertussis vaccine loaded into the routine tetanus shots given



Pregnant Women, advised to have Whooping Cough vaccine (cont. from page 1)


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Get your ZZZs

While scientists may not know exactly why we need to sleep, they have found that sleep is vital to learning and memory and that a lack of sleep can harm health and safety. The good news: Getting a good night's sleep doesnÕt have to be a distant dream.



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Steps for better sleep Adjust your bedroom

Take naps, but keep them short

Set a regular sleep schedule

Avoid chemicals that interrupt sleep

Keep the room at a comfortable temperature and well ventilated; block out distracting light and noise; reserve the bed for sleep and sex; donÕt use bedroom as an office, workroom or recreation room

A typical nap lasts 30-60 minutes; research has found that people are better able to stay awake and alert into the late afternoon after a nap

DonÕt consume caffeine and nicotine 4-6 hours before bedtime; alcohol makes some people sleepy, but when the alcohol level in the blood starts to drop, there is a stimulant or wake-up effect

Waking up and going to bed at the same time sets the bodyÕs internal clock; keep this routine on weekends to avoid a Monday morning sleep hangover


Who has insomnia? Certain groups of people are at a higher risk:

Seniors 60+


Have insomnia due to inactivity, medical problems and prescription drugs

Troubled sleepers More than

70 million

Americans have a sleep problem

10 million

Americans use prescription sleep medication

No. 1

reason couples avoid/delay sex is exhaustion

Fungal meningitis risk greatest first20%-40% six weeks after shots 27% 60% 38% Adults

Suffer from insomnia each year


Fungal meningitis Fungal meningitis cannot be transmitted from person to person. The infections are associated with a potentially contaminated medication injected into the body. Meninges layers

Spinal cord

Dura mater




• New, worsening headache • Fever • Sensitivity to light • Stiff neck • Weakness in part of body • Slurred speech • Pain, redness, swelling at injection site

Waiting game • Fungus attacks dura mater, one of the layers of the meninges membranes covering brain and spinal column; for diagnosis, blood or fluid is taken near spinal cord

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease and Control

• Can take weeks for symptoms to show


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ederal Havehealth officials had insomnia Employed news Wednesday for good 56% some ofExperience theat leastpeople injected one symptom of insomnia a few times a week with Children fungus-contaminated ste30%-40% roids: They don’t have an openDonÕt get the 9 to 10 hours of sleep they need each night ended Men wait to find out if they 40% are infected. From age 16 to 50, men lose about 80% of their deep sleep

The Women greatest risk for fungal 80% meningitis inthanthe More comes likely to have insomnia men; first six caused by hormone fluctuation due to weeks -- menstruation, 42 days --menopause after injecpregnancy and tion, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. After that, doctors and patients still need to watch but they may not need to worry quite as much, the CDC said in updated guidance.

of those with sleep disorders gain a lot of weight

of adults polled watch television in the bedroom in the hour before trying to go to sleep

of adults have unintentionally fallen asleep during the day at least once in the past month

ference Wednesday about the 73%guidelines. "By Nov. 8, panew of adults polled had almost every tients in Tennessee will night phone calls, text exposed messages or emails on cellphones wake passed the 42-day mark." themhave after trying to go to sleep

In Tennessee, 70 patients have been 20% lesssickened and nine died -most thanthe they did 100 years ago in the nation -- after receiving tainted steroid injec25% The outbreak of fungal tions. of Americans donÕt get disease enough sleep to be fully has made 308 people alert sick in 17 states so far, and 23 of them have died, the CDC says. The New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass., the pharmacy that distributed the contaminated steroids, has been closed and its license has been permanently revoked. State officials say they have found dirty conditions there. On average, people sleep

Source: Harvard Medical SchoolÕs Guide to a Good NightÕs Sleep,,, University of Maryland Medical Center, National Institutes of Health,,,,, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Sleep Foundation Graphic: Molly Zisk, The Orange County Register

"This is the light at the end of the tunnel," Dr. John Dreyzehner, the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, said at a press con-

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‫מענער און פרויען דענטיסטס‬ Women’s Health

Blurry vision Astigmatism, responsible for most blurry vision, is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea or, sometimes, the lens. Cornea transparent layer; helps focus incoming light Light

Optic nerve

Lens Flexible; focuses light on retina

Retina Transfers light signals to optic nerve; sends data to brain

Cornea Light

Regular cornea

Irregular lens Linticular astigmatism: Diabetes, other metabolic diseases can change lens shape

Irregular cornea Irregular shape makes light focus on two points on retina causing blurred vision Can run in families; cause unknown Source: EMedicineHealth, Group Health Inc.

Rare form

Karatoconus: Cornea becomes cone-shaped, thin; appears at puberty; more common in women

Graphic: Lee Hulteng, Judy Treible

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Family Health Talk

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Ben Gilman

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In any year, one in five Americans will suffer from a mental illness. The vast majority of people who have a mental illness will improve or recover if they get the right treatment. What Is a Psychiatrist? A psychiatrist is a medical physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance abuse and addiction. Psychiatrists are uniquely qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological disturbance. Their medical education has given them a full working knowledge of the many causes for a patient’s feelings and symptoms. Armed with this understanding, psychiatrists can make a complete, accurate diagnosis and then recommend or provide treatment. Some Warning Signs of Mental Illness: -Marked personality change. Strange ideas or delusions. -Difficulty working on the job or at school. Excessive fear of people, places or events. -Excessive anxiety. Marital or family problems. -Prolonged feelings of sadness. -Overwhelming stress or anxiety. -Extreme highs and lows. -Insomnia, nightmares, or other sleep disorder. -Recurrent problems in relationships with others. -Alcohol or drug abuse. Excessive anger, hostility. -Inability to cope with problems of daily activities. -Intrusive or uncontrollable thoughts or behaviors. -Violent behavior. Suicidal thoughts or temper outbursts. -Marked changes in eating or sleeping patterns. -Sense of hopelessness, despair or depression. -Difficulties with memory, concentration or decision making.


If you notice any one of these symptoms, you should seek a psychiatric evaluation. Today psychiatrists can select from many effective treatments and will work with you to create an effective program. Psychotherapy is a systematic method of treatment in which you and the psychiatrist meet at regularly scheduled intervals to discuss troubling problems and feelings. Various forms of psychotherapy can help people to change behaviors or thought patterns, explore the effect of past relationships and experiences on present behaviors, or treat troubled relationships. Because psychiatrists are medical doctors, they can also determine whether there is a need for medication to help restore imbalances in body chemistry that are often a large part of mental illnesses. At Project Ohr many times the psychiatrist on staff works with a social worker; together working as a team the client is confident he/she is receiving the best and most attentive care possible. Beware of any psychiatrist or other therapist who espouses one brand of treatment as the only one that works. As with any other physician, ask about the benefits and risks of the treatment program outlined by the psychiatrist. Various forms of psychotherapy can help people to change behaviors or thought patterns, explore the effect of past relationships and experiences on present behaviors, or treat troubled relationships. Because psychiatrists are medical doctors, they can also determine whether there is a need for medication to help restore imbalances in body chemistry that are often a large part of mental illnesses. At Project Ohr many times the psychiatrist on staff works with a social worker; together working as a team the client is confident he/she is receiving the best and most attentive care possible. When you’ve found a psychiatrist with whom you are comfortable, you’ve finished the first part of the treatment process. The second part - working together with your psychiatrist to understand and manage your illness—is about to begin When you visit the psychiatrist, the doctor will ask questions about your background, family, habits, and general health and will ask why you think you need treatment. The psychiatrist will want to know when you last had a complete physical examination, may ask to see your medical records, and may ask your permission to consult with your personal physician. The psychiatrist knows how to interpret laboratory results and other findings of the physical examination. You may be asked to schedule an EKG before certain medications are prescribed.

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Today psychiatrists can select from many effective treatments and will work with you to create an effective program. If your treatment includes both medication and psychotherapy, your treatment may include seeing a psychiatrist and another clinician such as a social worker. For example, the psychiatrist would make the diagnosis and prescribe and monitor your medications; the social worker would see you for psychotherapy or talk therapy. Because psychiatrists are medical doctors who can prescribe medications and are also psychotherapists, they can see you for both your medication visits and psychotherapy sessions. You can request that this be done. Friends who have had psychiatric treatment may recommend the psychiatrist who helped them. Your physician can give you the names of several psychiatrists or you can call Project Ohr, Department of Behavioral Health at 845-352-6800 ext 6849 for more information.

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shingles applied over an Your roof is probably the existing layer of shingles. If most important protective buckling is caused by wrinkled component of your home. So felt below the shingle, a professional can how do you know when it’s roofing simply remove the affected time to replace the roof? Age is the first clue… a roof is likely shingles, cut the wrinkle and past its prime after 10 years or replace the shingles. If the so.  But there are other tell-tale cause is poor ventilation, signs to look for when it might you’ll need to add ventilation be time for a roof replacement.  to the attic space to allow heat and moisture to escape and If your roof has asphalt keep attic temperatures lower. shingles and is more than 10 years old, it is recommended that you conduct a roof checkup to determine if it’s time to replace the roof. A simple visual inspection from a ladder or by viewing the roof through binoculars from the driveway and the backyard can reveal some tell-tale signs that your roof may be in need of repair or replacement. There may also be local professional   contractors that would do If buckling shingles are left this inspection for you at no untreated, the shingles will charge. begin to crack and tear and   will need to be replaced Missing Granules.  It’s immediately to avoid normal to have some granules significant damage to the roof dislodge from the shingles or roof deck which can lead and collect in the gutters, to leaks and rotting. Consult especially when the roof is a roofing professional for this new. However, if granules are job. If your roof has more than missing on the surface of the one layer of shingles, the top shingle, exposing the asphalt layer will eventually conform or fiberglass mat below, it can to and reveal any imperfections decrease the life of your roof. of the layer below. The only On aging shingles, areas of solution is a complete tear-off missing granules indicate it and re-roof. might be time to replace the   roof. Curling.  Curled edges on   shingles can be a result of Buckling.  A number of factors improper fastening (such as can cause shingles to buckle: high nails or too few nails), improperly applied felt, poor roof ventilation or lack of wrinkled underlayment, poor a back-coating on the shingles. roof ventilation or new

Curling is more common in large spaces of missing color the original source. On the organic shingles such as wood granules. Because granules exterior, check the chimney and and will often start at the protect the shingle from the vents for cracks in the flashing. bottom edge of the shingle. harmful affects of UV light, Also, look for damaged However, it’s important to without granules the asphalt shingles and check the eaves note that if roofing is installed is exposed to the elements and for ice dams that cause water on a cold day, some temporary will turn black and begin to to back up. It is advisable to have a roofing professional curling or cupping is natural. rot. As soon as the temperature Blistering. Blisters are who is safely harnessed to the increases the shingles should sometimes found in non- home, conducting checks on lay flat. If the problem persists, organic shingles and are these key areas.  contact a roofing professional caused by trapped moisture in   as soon as the shingle. Not all blistered Roofs with wood shake possible to avoid shingles need to be replaced. shingles present additional further damage But, if blistered shingles break challenges. Like shingles, open they can leave shingles shakes can experience many of to the roof.   Rotting.  susceptible to other damage the same problems mentioned Rotting is caused such as granule loss, color above and it may be time for when the mat at fading and may even lead to a roof replacement. Other the core of the water leakage and should be problems to watch for with shingle absorbs replaced. While blistering wood shake shingles include: m o i s t u r e . shingles are rarely visible   Rotting is more from the ground, a punctured Moss/Algae growth.  On a common when blistered shingle will be easily shingle roof, algae growth is the mat is made spotted because it will likely unsightly but doesn’t affect from organic appear to have black spots – the service life of the roof. compounds. Replace rotted which are actually the exposed With wood shake shingles, algae can reduce the long-term shingles with ones made from asphalt shingle. performance of the roof. Moss non-organic compounds, such   as fiberglass, which resist Ceiling Spots.  Stains on your and algae growth are most moisture and are less likely to indoor ceilings may be caused coming - in damp or humid by a leaking roof. Check your climates or on shaded areas rot. Detecting the warning signs attic to find the source of the of the roof. Replace damaged with moss/algae of a rotting roof is easier than leak, and examine the rafters shakes you’d think and doesn’t require for leaks that travel away from resistant ones. a roofing expert. By simply standing Is your home drafty? on the ground Is it cold in your home during the winter? Are your heating bills high? and looking If you answered YES to any of these questions up at the roof, then give us a call to find out if you are eligible for the look for shingle New York State WEATHERIZATION Program irregularities. Depending Weatherization is a New York State funded program open to income eligible homeowners upon the and renters. If eligible, you would receive a home energy audit to determine how your roof, these home’s efficiency could be improved. We replace windows and doors, insulate attics and irregularities walls (all determined at your audit) as well as do overall measures to better airseal your home. Weatherization works! Call today for an application. appear as discoloration, RCDC Housing, Inc. at 845-352-1400 ext. 3240 black spots or

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Do you hate those ugly sprouts that form on your potatoes after just a couple of weeks? It turns out an apple a day might keep those sprouts away and also help the potatoes last longer. Designer Jihyun Ryou says that the ethlylene gas produced by apples prevents potatoes from sprouting. Since apples also cause other fruits and vegetables to ripen too quickly, storing the apples away from them is good for your other produce too. Ryou's other food storage tips on the MoCo Loco website are helpful too, such as storing root vegeta-

bles vertically. The apples and potatoes storage tip has also been proven by America's Test Kitchen. In their experiment, potatoes stored with an apple stayed firm and sprout-

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Fuel from corn stalks

The EPAÕs 2010 revisions to the National Renewable Fuel Standards set requirements for the amount of alternative fuel that should come from cellulose and other nonfood sources.

Alternative fuel requirements

In billions of gallons annually Cellulosic biofuel


Total renewable fuel

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Two types of ethanol • Cellulosic Derived from many sources of cellulose (cell wall) plant fiber, including corn stalks, grain straw, switchgrass

• Conventional Made from soft starches, mainly corn

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• In fact, one medium sweet potato, baked with skin, provides more than 250 percent of daily vitamin A requirement • To get the full beta-carotene benefit, be sure to include 3 to 5 grams of fat – about 1 tablespoon of olive oil, for example – in your meal • If you are watching blood sugar levels, try boiling or steaming, which lowers the glycemic index (GI) value; boiled potatoes can be mashed, mixed with other vegetables and topped with a vinaigrette

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• Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of beta-carotene, capable of raising blood levels of vitamin A


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Neither a yam nor a common potato, sweet potatoes are a unique type of potato with their own nutritional benefits.


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Good, better, best Oatmeal is low in fat and high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, but its nutritional value varies according to how it is processed.

Least processed, most nutritious • Steel-cut oats After hull is removed (this step occurs in all processes), oats are sliced with steel blades


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Oat bran is usually removed, stripping oats of some fiber, vitamins • Quick-cooking oats Similar to oldfashioned oats, except that oats are finely cut before rolling • Instant oatmeal Oats are partially cooked, then rolled very thin; sugar, salt often added

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