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Officials at Weber Middle School in Port Washington, Long Island, have instituted a ban on footballs, baseballs, games of rough tag or even cartwheels unless supervised by an adult or a coach, according to Newsday. The kids are allowed to play with foam Nerf balls during 20-minute recess periods, according to the paper. Port Washington Schools Superintendent Kathleen Mooney’s declined to comment, but referred queries to a a statement from the district. The district is nearing the end of a construction project at the middle school, the statement said, and because of the project, “there is limited space for the students to enjoy a 20-minute recess period.” With children so near one another, “it is not safe for them to be engaged in unstructured play with hard balls,” the statement said. “Absent the confined space within which recess must temporarily be held, such restrictions would not be necessary.” Students, perhaps unsurprisingly, were not thrilled by the news. Thats all we want to do, one student said told CBS New York. Were in school all day sitting behind the desk learning. Another student characterized the ban as ridiculous while another said recess should be treated as free time. Parents, meanwhile, said they believed the change in policy is more about avoiding lawsuits. Childrens safety is paramount, but at the same time, you have to let them live life, said parent Ellen Cohen. Several nearby school districts have already contacted Nassau County educators, indicating the trend may spread. Softer foam balls, district officials say, will decrease the chances of injury during recess. The district reported that middle school students still are able to participate in structured activities with hard balls during gym and intramural athletics.

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“He never assaulted this man. He never tried to assault him in any way. And he does not know any of the other motorcyclists who were involved in this beating.” A second biker, who was in custody, was released Wednesday, when authorities determined that he may have been trying to help. The NYPD released photos Sunday of two other men they want to find and question as part of the investigation and asked for the public’s help in identifying them. Mieses’ family, meanwhile, says he is the real victim. “All of his ribs are fractured. His lungs are so badly bruised that he’s still on a ventilator,” Yolanda Santiago, his mother, told CNN affiliate WCBS. Mieses’ wife, Dayana, told CNN affiliate WBZ that he got off his bike to help the SUV driver. She blamed Lien. “He got scared; he peeled off, and he paralyzed my husband on the way,” she said. ‘We could not have done anything differently’ Lien was treated at a hospital for slashes to his face. “My husband was forced under the circumstances to take the actions that he did in order to protect the lives of our entire family,” his wife said. “We know in our hearts that we could not have done anything differently, and we believe that anyone faced with this sort of grave danger would have taken the same course of action in order to protect their family.” It was Lien’s wife who made the last of three 911 calls the family placed during the incident. Bikers have called for Lien to be charged.

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Aside from its being by far the safest taxicab ever designed, the NV200 has superior legroom, a panoramic roof and a host of other comforts and amenities, Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky said in a statement. We remain committed to bringing it to the riding public. The Taxi of Tomorrow program is a plan by Mayor Michael Bloomberg s administration to standardize and expand the citys fleet of 13,237 yellow cabs with 15,237 yellow vans built by Nissan, of which more than 2,000 would be accessible for wheelchairs. The mayor is founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP. $1 Billion Revenue The Nissans, already being made, were to hit the streets Oct. 28. The program was slated to bring in more than $1 billion in revenue to the city. We are disappointed in the courts decision, but it will not prevent our plan to start upgrading the NYC taxi fleet with the Nissan Taxi of Tomorrow at the end of the month, Travis Parman, a U.S. spokesman for Yokohama, Japan-based Nissan, said in an e-mail. We are evaluating options for next steps regarding the exclusivity contract. The other part of the program is a fleet of green cabs that riders could hail in underserved areas of the city, including northern Manhattan and the boroughs of Brooklyn , Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. Those cars have been on the streets since August. The fleet, now at 300, will increase to 18,000 over the next three years, 20 percent of which will be accessible to the disabled, according to Allan Fromberg, a spokesman for the Taxi and Limousine Commission Medallion owners and taxi drivers had different reactions to Haglers decision.

The Bears have been outscored 50-20 in the first half of the last two contests. “Sometimes the formula may go to me, sometimes it doesn’t. Whatever’s best for the team to win, that’s what we need to do,” said Marshall, who has a TD on Sunday but was held to season lows of four receptions and 30 yards. “I’m always going to be frustrated when our offense isn’t No. 1 in the league. I’m always going to be frustrated when we’re losing.” The Bears held New Orleans to a season-low 347 yards but failed to force a turnover for the first time in 11 games. Chicago is third in the league with 14 takeaways, while New York’s 20 turnovers are the most in the NFL. Manning is 2-1 against the Bears despite completing 53.9 percent of his passes with one TD and four picks. Teammate Hakeem Nicks had nine receptions for 142 yards last week. He had eight for 110 against the Bears in 2010. Copyright 2013 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited. 1381351840 Jake “The Snake” Roberts did not increase his lead over Dave Richard last week, but he didn’t lose ground either. See who he likes in Week 6.