Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
AP: Donald Trump is offering to buy out one of the major investors in the real estate partnership that controls the site near ground zero where a Muslim group wants to build a 13-story Islamic center and mosque.
In a letter released Thursday by Trump's publicist, the real estate investor tells Hisham Elzanaty he would buy his stake in the lower Manhattan building for 25 percent more than whatever he paid.
Trump says he's making the offer not because he thinks the location is spectacular but because it would end "a very serious, inflammatory, and highly divisive situation."
It's unclear whether Elzanaty has total control over the property, which is owned by an eight-member investment group managed by Soho Properties.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Monday, September 06, 2010
Sunday, September 05, 2010
New York Times: A homeless man who called 911 from the hot tub of a suburban Portland home and asked for towels, hot chocolate and a hug got arrested for trespassing instead.
Beaverton police say Mark Eskelsen called 911 from his cell phone, identified himself as ''the sheriff of Washington County,'' and asked for medical help. He later admitted he wasn't the sheriff but informed the dispatcher he'd been ''yelling for about an hour and a half.''
The man said in his Sunday morning call that he'd been in the water about 10 hours and his towels had gotten wet. As he put it, ''I just need a hug and a warm cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows in it.''
The Oregonian newspaper says arriving officers arrested Eskelsen for investigation of second-degree criminal trespass and improper use of 911.