Brooklyn Today: November 28, 2012

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 333rd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Nov. 28, 1902, reported on the case of a 12-year-old boy, William Meister of Driggs Avenue, the son of a baker, who foiled an attempt to kidnap him. Two men abducted him, wrapped him in a blanket and took him away in a horse-drawn coach. At some point, while they were riding through New Jersey, William managed to get free of the blanket and leaped from the coach. Then he made his way to the nearest house, and from there he was returned home.

Well-known people who were born today include bandleader Paul Shaffer, writer-comedian Jon Stewart (“The Daily Show”), actress S. Epatha Merkerson (“Law & Order”), record producer Berry Gordy and former U.S. Senator Gary Hart.

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Today, the Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Design Competition will be judged by representatives of local community and cultural organizations. This year’s theme is “Expressing Holiday Traditions.” ... Today, Charles Brown, associate professor of medicine at SUNY Downstate Hospital, will present a lecture at the college on “Clinical Trials: What the Community Needs to Know About Research and Clinical Trials,” beginning at 6 p.m. It will take place at Lecture Hall 1A at the college, 395 Lenox Road, East Flatbush. ...  Today at 1 p.m., LIU-Brooklyn will host its third annual health fair at the campus, One University Plaza, corner of DeKalb and Flatbush avenues. There will be free screenings for cholesterol, glucose, body mass index, blood pressure and more. There will be also be exhibitions for fitness and nutrition programs as well as door prizes and giveaways.

November 28, 2012 - 12:00am



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