LBN- Special Report- Monday

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: According to the most recent combined polling data, Hillary Clinton has an 88% chance of winning the presidency.

*WHO READS LBN? Singer John Legend:

*Suspect in Imam Shooting Reportedly Nabbed:
A suspect in the fatal shooting of an imam and another man in New York’s Queens borough was arrested Sunday night, according to a New York Daily News report. Sources said the suspect crashed into an unmarked police vehicle as officers were conducting a “brief surveillance” on him. Security footage of the Saturday afternoon murders showed a suspect walkingcalmly up to the two men, pulling the trigger, and fleeing the scene. The suspect was at large for most of the weekend, but he hit a bicyclist—who took note of the license-plate information—while trying to escape. One of the victims was believed to be carrying cash, but the suspect did not take that into consideration, leading officials to believe they were targeted because of their Muslim faith. “It doesn’t look like a robbery because it doesn’t look like he said anything before he shot the guys,” a police source said. “The guy just comes up behind and shoots.”

*GOP Rep, Trump Supporter: Release Your Tax Returns:
Republican Rep. Mark Sanford, a Donald Trump supporter, is urging his party’s presidential nominee to release his income-tax returns. In a New York Times op-ed, Sanford, who says he does not like Trump’s “personal style” but is still backing him, blasts Trump’s “obstinacy” when it comes to his tax documents. “Not releasing his tax returns would hurt transparency in our democratic process, and particularly in how voters evaluate the men and women vying to be our leaders,” Sanford writes. “Whether he wins or loses, that is something our country cannot afford.” Trump has said he cannot release his returns because he is still under audit by the IRS. Sanford warned that the tradition of presidential nominees disclosing tax returns could be permanently “broken,” and said voters deserve transparency.


*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Kids these days: They just aren’t pulling out the plastic like they did in the past. Data from the Federal Reserve indicates that the percentage of Americans under 35 who hold credit card debt has fallen to its lowest level since 1989, when the Fed began collecting data in a standardized way, according to an analysis by The New York Times. Some older Americans have also been shedding credit card debt since the financial crisis that began in 2008. But for no other age group has the decline in the proportion holding credit card debt been more rapid than it has been for young Americans — who are often referred to as millennials — the data from the Survey of Consumer Finances shows.

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Christie Brinkley looking gorgeous and unruffled by her split with John Mellencamp, dining at Fresco by Scotto in NYC.   *** Fellow Mellencamp ex Meg Ryanshopping at Lisa Jackson’s boutique LJ Cross on Madison Avenue in NYC.   ***Music legend Clive Davis having dinner at the River Café in NYC.  ***Liv Tyler dining at Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton while Luke Wilson sat at the bar.

*LBN-MUSIC INSIDER:   ***Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Adele says she turned down an offer to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show. The British singer told an audience Saturday at her Los Angeles concert that she was asked to perform at the event. “First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” Adele says from the stage in a video posted on Twitter. “I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really — I can’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I did say no.” She adds: “I’m sorry, but maybe next time.”


*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: L.A. Best Computer Consultant – David Slon. Winner “Best of Los Angeles Award” – Three (3) Years In A Row —–

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Left-Handedness & Left-Handed People

  1. Between 10-12% of people on earth are “lefties.” Women are more likely to be right-handed than men by about 4 percentage points.
  2. August 13th is “Left-Hander’s Day.” Launched in 1996, this yearly event celebrates left-handedness and raises awareness of the difficulties and frustrations left-handers experience every day in a world designed for right-handers.
  3. At various times in history, left-handedness has been seen as many things: a nasty habit, a mark of the devil, a sign of neurosis, rebellion, criminality, and homosexuality. It has also been seen as a trait indicating creativity and musical abilities.
  4. Some scholars note that left-handers may be one of the last unorganized minorities in society because they have no collective power and no real sense of common identity. Additionally, left-handers are often discriminated against by social, educational, and religious institutions. Social customs and even language set the left-hander apart as “different” and even “bad.”

The word left is from the Anglo-Saxon lyft, meaning weak or broken

  1. Many sources claim that left-handers may die as many as nine years earlier than right-handers.
  2. The word left in English comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lyft, which means weak or broken. The Oxford English Dictionary defines left-handed as meaning crippled, defective, awkward, clumsy, inapt, characterized by underhanded dealings, ambiguous, doubtful, questionable, ill-omened, inauspicious, and illegitimate.
  3. Phrases in English suggest a negative view of left-handedness. For example, a “left-handed complement” is actually an insult. A “left-handed marriage” is not a marriage but an adulterous sexual liaison, as in a “left-handed honeymoon with someone else’s husband.” A “left-handed wife” is actually a mistress.
  4. Research has shown a link between trauma during gestation or during birth with an increased chance of being left-handed.
  5. Tests conducted by St. Lawrence University in New York found that there were more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people. Famous left-handed intellectuals include Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Franklin.
  6. Mothers who are over 40 at the time of a child’s birth are 128% more likely to have a left-handed baby than a woman in her 20s.


PayScale: College Salary Report
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*LBN-INVESTIGATES: New Yorker City peeps are making a big stink about the city not picking up their trash. They’ve called in 16,936 complaints of missed pickups to the city’s 311 hotlinefrom Jan. 1 to Aug. 1 — a surge of 26 percent from 13,489 over the same period last year, and 32 percent more than the 12,784 gripes in the same period in 2014, according to city records. And the number of complaints was a massive 76 percent more than the 9,598 called in by disgusted denizens five years ago. The complaints, like festering refuse, really piled up in the summer months. July saw the highest number of complaints, 3,194, followed by June (2,903), while February (1,485) had the fewest.

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Rule Yourself:

*LBN-MINI-FILM REVIEW by Lawrence Grobel (Acclaimed Author): Indignation, based on Philip Roth’s 2008 novel, is a quiet, strong film with 3 potential Oscar-worthy performances: Logan Lerman for Best Actor; and  Linda Emond, and Tracy Letts for Supporting. It’s James Schamus’ directorial debut, making him a filmmaker to watch.


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