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Hospitals Prepare for Ebola Scare

by Blaine Kaniewski

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There are now four isolation rooms in Bellevue Hospital reserved specifically for Ebola patients. They're quarantined rooms with one hospital bed and a variety of medical equipment. Hospital staff wear two different suits to provide maximum protection from contracting the virus. Bellevue is the first New York hospital to create an Ebola ward. Ross Wilson is the chief medical officer for the Heath and Hospital Corporation. 

"They are as prepared as they possibly can be to manage and assess patients who present as potential cases of Ebola," he said.

Fixes Promised for NYC Bus Terminal

by Associated Press
Port Authority Bus Terminal

Harald, flickr

A replacement for the aging and outdated Port Authority Bus Terminal may be a decade or more away, but officials at the agency said Wednesday they plan to improve commuters' daily experience with a series of smaller measures while rethinking a long-term capital plan to include a new facility.

Fordham Conversations: Members Only

by Chris Williams
Members only sign

peregrinari, Flickr

This week Fordham Conversations features stories about membership. Whether you're a member of a social club, or a member of a community, there are pros and cons to membership. First, we talk to Alan Linn. He's the owner of the Norwood Club, one of the most exclusive social clubs in NYC. It's designed as a place for creative minds to come together.

Morning Brief: October 23

by Jeff Coltin
Chemistry Notes

Lee Nachtigal, flickr

Today at 6:02, the date will read 6:02,10/23.  This means nothing to most, but, as any high school chemistry teacher will tell you it’s Mole Day!  The date corresponds with Avogadro’s Number, 6.02 x 1023, or the number of particles in one mole of substance (If you don’t remember chem class, read the Wikipedia). 

City Council Seeks to Raise Newsstand Price Cap, Product Quality

by Connor Ryan

flickr

Why is it impossible to buy a high-quality umbrella for more than $5 at a New York City newsstand?

According to a little-known regulation, no city newsstand may charge more than $5 for any given item. But City Council members proposed legislation on Monday that would raise the price cap to $10, saying that such an increase would allow for newsstand owners to sell more products of higher value.

Council speaker Christine Quinn said the increase in price limit would ultimately boost business for the city's over 300 newsstand owners.

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