The Rockinghams are playing at the Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus tomorrow night.
Local rock group The Rockinghams invite you to “Come Back To The Sixties!” during a performance they will be giving tomorrow night, September 30 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at the Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus, 3000 Emmons Avenue.
The $20 admission price includes a free drink, and there is also free valet parking.
Woo-hoo — so much free stuff! And, a little rock & roll can’t hurt when you want to chase those Economic Downturn Blues away, so go check ‘em out.
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The federal government’s social programs to help needy students pay for college tuition and costs basically first started with the passage of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the GI Bill. When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, Congress passed the National Defense Education Act in 1958. Several continuing student aid programs were added to the books in 1965 with the Higher Education Act, followed in 1972 by the Pell Grant (a need-based program). Then came college work-study, and federal subsidized and unsubsidized loan programs. In the late 1970s, tuitions rose disproportionately vs. inflation, college enrollment significantly increased, and middle-income families began relying on the federal student aid programs to help with college costs. As families went into debt for their children’s college, the federal student loan limits were raised, but the burden to pay back these loans weighed heavy on a graduate’s future earnings.
In 1997, President Clinton signed the Lifetime Learning credit and the Hope credit into law. The Hope credit was modified to become the American Opportunity Credit for the period of 2009 through 2012 (unless extended). This was the first time Congress used the tax code to help middle-income taxpayers in addition to the loans.
UPDATE (11:05 a.m.): Waqar K., one of the injured in yesterday’s six car accident, who wrote in last night to let us know how he was feeling (original post is below), wrote in again to let us know about the condition of a third injured pedestrian. Waqar writes:
The 3rd pedestrian was a local coming out of a store(Not sure). He saw the infinti swerving at him and he leaped over the front of the hood. He landed on his elbow and broke it. The landing really damaged his wrist as well.
Bad as that is, we hope it’s the full extent of his injuries and nothing worse.
My name is Waqar K., and I was the driver of the maroon Nissan Altima. My girl friend, who was sitting in the passenger seat, and I were hospitalized, but we’re alright now. No major injuries. The information submitted was very accurate, but I don’t remembering bumping into a mercedes. We thank everyone for the concern and best regards.
That’s great news, and it covers two out of three of the people injured. The condition of the third, a pedestrian, is still unknown.
If you don’t recall, Waqar’s car was the first one hit by the incoming Infiniti SUV, turning his driver-side door into a concave mess [photo above], and planting a chunk of bumper in his windshield. When I came upon his car at the scene, before I found out about the pedestrian, it seemed to me that if anyone was seriously injured from the unfortunate accident, it would’ve been this driver.
Barbara H. was about to take the garbage out of her apartment on Ocean Avenue, just off Avenue U, when the phone rang. She chatted for a bit, hung up the phone, picked up the bag and made for the door.
That’s when she heard what she described as an “explosion.”
“I just heard crashing and screaming. Like I’ve never heard before, there was screaming,” Barbara said.
She looked out the window and she saw what looked like a war scene out of a movie. Cars were shredded and on the sidewalk. People were screaming and running to the scene. A man sat on the sidewalk, bleeding. Two vehicles were smashed up on the sidewalk against the fence for the building’s garbage receptacles, exactly where she would’ve been standing had a friend not called.
“Talk about timing,” she said. “It would’ve been me.”
It wasn’t a war scene that Barbara saw out of her window. It was an accident that involved six cars, and left three people including a pedestrian hospitalized.
“That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the wholeTorah; the rest is commentary; go forth and learn.” — Hillel the Elder
“For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization.” — Robert A. Heinlein
Sundown, at 6:26 p.m. this evening, marks the beginning of the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and the first High Holiday during the “Days of Awe.” Since there is a wealth ofRosh Hashahah 101 information available online, I will spare all of you from a dull tirade on the meaning and customs of the holiday.
Instead, permit me a humble moment or two on the ol’ soapbox.
UPDATE (5:05 p.m.): We just returned from the scene and will have the full story with photos in a few minutes. It was actually a six car accident and three people were sent to the hospital. More info coming up.
We just got word from a neighbor that about 10 minutes ago, around 3:45 p.m., there was a “massive, massive” three-car accident on Ocean Avenue near Avenue U.
Our tipster tells us that it involved two cars and an SUV. One of the vehicles came up over the sidewalk and ran into the gate of a nearby medical facility.
“Had I been coming out of the building, I would’ve been killed,” the tipster noted.
FDNY firetrucks are on the scene, as is an ambulance. The tipster said it looked like someone was taken into the ambulance.
Our reader noted that it looked like something fell into one of the vehicles windows.
We’re heading to the scene now to bring you more information.
This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will update it as more information becomes available.
It’s the biggest political upset of the century! Despite not being a designated candidate, former Congressman Anthony Weiner won the special election for the 9th Congressional District… at least among write-in candidates.
The New York City Board of Elections released the break-down of votes from the September 13 special election for New York’s 9th Congressional District, and voters turned to write-in candidates at more than double the rate of the previous congressional election, reflecting voters’ disaffection with the offerings of the established political parties.
Top on the list of write-ins? Anthony Weiner, who walked away with 31 votes… out of 72,197 total votes cast in Brooklyn and Queens.
It’s no secret that City Councilman Lew Fidler is not one to coddle bike lane advocates. The pol has been painted by bicycling enthusiasts as a car-crazed obstructionist hell-bent on keeping his district’s yokels addicted to gasoline. But to locals, he’s a bit of a savior, winning over Community Boards and civic groups in his district by blasting the Department of Transportation’s misguided installation of bike lanes in awkward, unsafe and unwanted areas.
But if you ask the councilman, he’s not on a crusade against peddlers and their thoroughfares; he just wants more community input – and input from local cyclists – before a bike lane “drops out of the sky,” as he put it in September 2010, when he announced he would draft legislation securing that right. (Sheepshead Bites was the first to report on the legislation, back in August 2010.)