Demonstrations and a state of emergency in Thailand

From the Guardian UK: here. Also, in the NY Times: PATTAYA, Thailand — A summit meeting of Asian nations was abruptly canceled here on Saturday after hundreds of protesters forced their way past security forces into a convention center… The cancellation of the meeting, involving leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or Asean, […]

Red light cameras may come to Long Island

Suffolk County and Nassau County may begin using red light cameras. A bill is in the NY State legislature to allow them to do so.

Jon Stewart skewers CNBC and reinvents financial news

Satirist and television personality Jon Stewart of the Daily Show skewers Jim Cramer and CNBC. Jon Stewart exposes CNBC and the financial news industry for their compliance in the economic meltdown. A new vision of journalistic integrity is put forth for financial news.

New York Library Association — Prevent Further Cuts in Library Aid

An article from The New York Library Association (NYLA) asserting how important libraries are in times of economic hardship. Notes past budget cuts, and impending budget cuts and asks the public to take action.

Walt Whitman museum in LI may shut down! (and other museum problems)

Kimberly writes: (excerpt from) Newsday Economic downturn hammers Long Island museums by Bill Bleyer / January 26, 2009 Faced with a crippling cut in the state money that provides half of its operating budget, the Walt Whitman Birthplace may shut its doors in April. Like the state historic site in West Hills, other Long Island […]