February 17, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

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Some Signs To Determine How Your Child Is Progressing

By Deborah L. Ruf, Ph.D Many parents wonder how their children compare to other children. More...

D.A. Opens Citizen Action Center At Local Church

A Neighborhood Walk-In Center, an extension of Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes More...

Bklyn. Pol Rips Bush Budget Saying New York Is Hardest Hit

Brooklyn Assemblyman N. Nick Perry last week criticized President Bush More...

Business & Finance

What You Should Know About New “Check 21” Procedures

(NAPSA)-Because of a federal law known as Check 21, the checks you write may be processed faster. More...

Some Cyber Shopping Tips

Whether you More...

Personal Finance, Credit Card Debt

Associated Press At age 23, Kimberly Griffiths was considering filing for bankruptcy. Her ex-husband, a gambling addict, had racked up $50,000 in cash advances on credit cards. More...

Religion

Our Lady Of Miracles

718-257-2400 East 86 Street (Between Glenwood Rd. & Flatlands Ave.) Our schedule of masses is: Saturday at 5:30 PM, Sunday at 8:30 AM (English), 9:45 AM (Eng/Italian), 11:00 AM (English), 12:30 (French & Creole). More...

Just Five Minutes

Dear Friends: If you ever want to do some genuine spiritual reading, I mean something substantial, not fluffy, feel good stuff, just pick up any one of St. Paul More...

Ill Winds Strengthen Partnerships With American Red Cross To Do Good

(NAPSA)-A humanitarian-minded American company recently received recognition for its extraordinary-and its ordinary-kindness. More...

Women's

Black Women Fastest Growing Group With HIV

On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Information Day on February 7, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasized that African American women are the fastest grouping group of people with HIV/AIDS. More...

Famous Women In History

The woman we know as Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in New York as Isabella Baumfree (after her father More...

Home Manicures Made Easy In The Convenience Of Your Home

Regular manicures (and a balanced diet) make fingernails strong. Professional manicures are a treat, but you can give yourself a manicure at home without going to unnecessary expense. More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor’s Desk ... Taking Steps To Help New York City’s Pets

Nothing beats owning a pet. It can truly be one of the great joys in life. Pets teach us so much about ourselves. They can provide a sense of safety and, in some cases, important services. More...

Horoscope

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This week, you need to concentrate on what More...

Special Sections

Community Guide

Community Guide

Mill Basin Civic Meeting March 31 There will be no general membership meeting of the Mill Basin Civic Association in February. More...

Letters/Opinion

What’s Your Opinion?

Question: Do you think the city should buy or lease the Catholic school properties that will be available at the end of the school year to save money for new projects and ease overcrowding at public schools? More...

Medical

Avoiding Tooth Extraction

If you have an infected, badly decayed or damaged tooth and conventional restorative treatment can not save it, the next step would likely be root canal therapy. This technique offers an important alternative for saving your teeth. More...

Time To Consider A Low Vision Exam

In recognition of Low Vision Awareness Month during February, Lighthouse International urges adults to consider going for a low vision examination. More...

New Dietary Guidelines Deal With American Weight Gain

Eating a healthy balance of nutritious foods continues to be a central point in the latest edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released last month, but the guidelines stress that balancing nutrients is not enough for good health. More...

Travel

San Francisco Welcomes Spring, Early Walks & Hotel Deals

While most of the country lies deep in winter doldrums in March, San Fran-cisco offers an early chance to welcome Spring with this spectacular pair-ing of an outdoor garden walk and in-door garden show with special hotel offers for garden lovers. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Will Smith’s New Movie Has Too Many Hitches

Will Smith waited a long time to bring his bottom-less charisma to a romantic comedy. He should have waited longer, at least until the many hitches were ironed out of More...

Billboard

Hot 100: Top 10 By The Associated Press

The following are weekly charts for the nation More...

Top 10 Movies

From The Associated Press (Figures are for Feb. 11 More...

Savvy Senior

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Dear Savvy Senior, I broke my wrist last month when I slipped and fell walking out to the car. After an ex-ray and a hand cast, my doctor told me that my fracture may be an early sign of osteoporosis. I was shocked since I More...

Shanamax, Providing A Style For The Community

By Dara Mormile Since 1999, the staff at Shanamax, 1960 Rockaway Parkway, has been offering an array of hair services for women and men, including designer braiding, relaxers, wet curl sets, coloring, weaves and many other popular styles. More...

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