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Daily Archives: October 30th, 2012

Amtrak partially restores some service in Northeast; but no trains to or from New York

Excerpt: Amtrak announced earlier today that it has begun to partially restore some service in the mid-Atlantic states, but it won’t be possible to travel to or from New York City by rail for at least several days due to badly flooded tunnels. Here’s the advisory Amtrak released not long ago: Amtrak will provide modified Northeast Regional service […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Walt Disney Company to acquire Lucasfilm, plans to make a new Star Wars trilogy

Excerpt: The Walt Disney Company, which is already the world’s largest media conglomerate (it owns ABC, ESPN, Marvel, Pixar, and a host of other properties) is about to get even bigger. Deadline Hollywood Daily has the surprising news: Disney has just confirmed that it has agreed to acquire George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Ltd., and that includes rights to the Star Wars franchise […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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President Obama to travel to New Jersey tomorrow, inspect damage with Chris Christie

Excerpt: President Barack Obama will travel to New Jersey tomorrow to inspect damage caused by Superstorm Sandy with Republican Governor Chris Christie. The President will spend his time “talking with citizens who are recovering from the storm and thanking first responders who put their lives at risk to protect their communities”, White House Press Secretary Jay […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The morning after Sandy: Rescue, recovery efforts underway in New York, New Jersey

Excerpt: Last night, Hurricane Sandy – which is now being called Superstorm Sandy – made landfall in New Jersey, near Atlantic City. The worst hours have now passed, but as news broadcasts show, Sandy’s arrival was every bit as destructive as meteorologists and local officials had warned it could be. Schools, airports, the New York Stock […]
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