Headlines For Tuesday September 11 2012 - Daily Hudson Valley News

Headlines For Tuesday September 11 2012

Sep 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Headlines Off The WALL

AT SHANKSVILLE PENNSYLVANIA, THE PENTAGON AND IN LOWER MANHATTAN THERE WILL BE CEREMONIES GIVING PAUSE TO HONORING THE MEMORY OF THE NINE-ELEVEN TERROR ATTACKS ON THEIR ELEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY TODAY. ON THIS SOLEMN OCCASION, SOME GOOD NEWS IS HEADED THE WAY OF NINE-ELEVEN SURVIVORS WHO STILL FACE HEALTH CONCERNS FROM THE WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACKS IN PARTICULAR. FIRST RESPONDERS, VOLUNTEERS AND OTHER W-T-C SURVIVORS WHO WERE EXPOSED TO SMOKE AND AIRBORNE TOXINS WILL HAVE 58 TYPES OF CANCER COVERED BY A SPECIAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAM, THAT ANNOUNCEMENT COMING MONDAY. THE DECISION WAS LAUDED AS A POSITIVE STEP BY NEW YORK MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG.

FUTURES AHEAD OF THE OPENING BELL ON WALL STREET THIS MORNING ARE TRADING HIGHER AMID A MIX OF DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC CONCERNS. DOMESTICALLY, THOSE CONCERNS ARE OVER WHAT ACTIONS MAY BE TAKEN BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE. PREDICTIONS ARE THAT YET ANOTHER ROUND OF BOND PURCHASES MAY BE ANNOUNCED BY CHAIRMAN BEN BERNANKE AT THURSDAY’S MEETING OF THE CENTRAL BANK. THE ECONOMIES AND GOVERNMENTS OF EUROPE AND GERMANY ALSO ARE MAKING NEWS. THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF GERMANY WILL SIGN OFF ON THE EURO ZONE’S NEW BAILOUT FUND WEDNESDAY. YESTERDAY, GERMAN FINANCE MINISTER WOLFGANG SCHAUEBELE OFFERED HIS OWN CRITICISMS OF THE EXCESS AMOUNT OF DEBT NOT IN HIS COUNTRY OR ANY OTHER IN EUROPE BUT OF THE UNITED STATES: IT’S BOTH TOO HIGH AND A BURDEN ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMY BESIDES, SAYS SCHAUEBLE.

AN “UPDATED CONCEPTUAL USE DESIGN STUDY.” THOSE ARE THE EXACT WORDS FROM A NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ORANGE COUNTY LEGISLATURE’S PHYSICAL SERVICES COMMITTEE WHICH MET MONDAY. THE TOPIC WAS THE VACANT GOVERNMENT CENTER BUILDING, WHICH WILL APPARENTLY “JUST BE FIXED” IN THE NEAR FUTURE. THESE LATEST STEPS TAKEN TOWARD SOME ACTION ON DEALING WITH THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, EMPTY NOW FOR ONE FULL YEAR COME AFTER THE FINDINGS OF A SPECIAL COMMITTEE HEADED BY LEGISLATOR JEFFREY BERKMAN WERE ISSUED LAST WEEK. THE PROBLEMATIC SITUATION WITH THE WATER-AND-MOLD DAMAGED GOVERNMENT CENTER ALREADY HAS BEEN ASSESSED BY FIRMS CONTRACTED BY THE COUNTY ONE YEAR AGO. SINCE THAT TIME, COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIANA’S 75 (M) MILLION DOLLAR PLAN FOR BUILDING A NEW GOVERNMENT CENTER WAS REJECTED BY THE FULL LEGISLATURE. ESTIMATES FOR REPAIR AND RENOVATION OF THE STRUCTURE DESIGNED BY PAUL RUDOLPH AS DETERMINED BY THE INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE LAST WEEK ARE IN A RANGE OF ANYWHERE FROM 40 TO 55 (M) MILLION DOLLARS.

TAX INCREASES, LAYOFFS OR BOTH COULD BE IN STORE ONCE ORANGE COUNTY EXECUTIVE ED DIANA RELEASES HIS 2013 BUDGET PROPOSAL. BUDGETS FOR SEVERAL AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS FOR NEXT YEAR HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED AND CUTS IN PERSONNEL COULD BE CONSIDERED ACROSS THE BOARD. THE FIGHT OVER THE VALLEY VIEW NURSING HOME, WHICH DIANA CHOSE TO FUND FOR PART OF 2012 IN HIS SPENDING PLAN ONE YEAR AGO WILL FIGURE PROMINENTLY IN THIS YEAR’S BUDGET FIGHT; A POSSIBLE SALE OR SHUTDOWN OF VALLEY VIEW IS STILL SOMETHING THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED. THE 2012 ORANGE COUNTY BUDGET SUBMITTED BY THE EXECUTIVE ONE YEAR AGO TOTALED 711 (M) MILLION DOLLARS.

THE NEW YORK STATE JOINT COMMISSION ON PUBLIC ETHICS WILL KEEP THEIR INVESTIGATION OF BROOKLYN ASSEMBLYMAN VITO LOPEZ AWAY FROM PUBLIC VIEW, AT LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING. THE IDEA OF BRINGING MORE SUNSHINE INTO THE INVESTIGATION WAS DEBATED AS THE COMMISSION MET MONDAY IN THE STATE CAPITOL. THERE’S BEEN SOME SPECULATION IN THE MEDIA ABOUT THE SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION INTO A 135-THOUSAND DOLLAR PAYMENT AUTHORIZED BY ASSEMBLY SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER IN ORDER TO KEEP QUIET ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AGAINST LOPEZ.

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Headlines provided by Bob Schaeffer for WALL Radio 1340 AM
Mark West in the Morning with Bob Schaeffer and Chris Mitchell

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