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Barack ObamaTHE PRESIDENT:  Good evening.  Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.

It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory -- hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon; the wreckage of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the actions of heroic citizens saved even more heartbreak and destruction.

Karl RodneyThe Jamaican-born owner of the New York-based Carib News paper yesterday pleaded guilty to lying to congress before a D.C. court judge, who ordered him to be sentenced on July 22nd.

Seventy-three-year-old Karl B. Rodney admitted in a plea deal before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan that as founder of the related, Carib News Foundation, he misled several congressional staff about who paid for the travel expenses on the Private Sponsor Travel Certification Form submitted to the Ethics Committee in connection with the 12th Annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference held in Antigua and Barbuda from November 8-11, 2007. The plea deal with federal prosecutors spares his wife, Faye Rodney, from any prosecution.

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson won approval for a resolution that would name NW 2nd Avenue from NW 30th Street to NW 36th Street as “Dorothy Quintana Avenue,” in honor of a local community activist who passed away this March at age 101.

Dorothy “Dottie” Quintana was born in 1909 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She married Efrain Quintana in 1948, and moved to Miami two years later. Dorothy eventually settled in the Wynwood neighborhood in 1957, where she lived until her death.

It is a time honored tradition for a community to honor its heroes. Come Tuesday April 12, 2011 Team Jamaica Bickle; an organization that serves Caribbean athletes who compete at annual Penn Relays Carnival, will bestow such a honor on Mr. Donald O. Quarrie, five time Olympian; a hero on the track and holder of numerous gold and silver medals and awards. His exemplary career in track and field, which spanned three decades, is one to be emulated. He is a true gentleman on and off the field. Join us as we celebrate a great man at 214 Sullivan Hall, in Manhattan. Formalities begin at 7:00 p.m. and will end at 9 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. and festivities will run thru midnight.