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March 2008

Sexual Assault Reports in Military Remain Constant

By Fred W. Baker III American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, March 14, 2008 - There were about the same number of sexual assaults reported across the military this past year as there were the year before, according to Defense Department report released today. Kaye Whitley, director of the Defense Department's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, answers a question during a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., March 14, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Officials released today 2007 report on sexual assault along with... Read more →


cOLLEGE SOFTBALL:Rowan Wins Two More at the Rebel Spring Games

KISSIMMEE, FL – The Rowan University softball team won two more games at the Rebel Spring Games on Sunday. Rowan defeated Smith College (MA), 11-3 in six innings and shut out Bridgewater State College (MA), 10-0 in five innings. Rowan totaled 16 hits in the first game against Smith. Center fielder Kristina Brenner (jr. Vineland, NJ/Vineland) went three for four with two runs scored. Right fielder Heidi Smith (so. Hainesport, NJ/Rancocas Valley Reg.) contributed with three hits (four at bats), one RBI and one run scored. PHOTO....Pitcher Jackie Sasko Third baseman Kristin Wallace (sr. Glassboro, NJ/Washington Twp.) recorded three RBIs.... Read more →


Letters: GLOUCESTER CITY LITTLE LEAGUE MOVING FORWARD

The following was released by the officers of the Gloucester City Little League: The Gloucester City Little League is working hard for the start of our 56th season of the Little League Baseball in Gloucester City. Try-outs and the Major Division draft were held this past weekend and by next weekend all coaches and players will be assigned to their respective teams and ready to go for our opening day celebration on April 12. It is exciting time for all involved and as we now turn our attention to what we love about summer-Little League Baseball. This past week the... Read more →


GORDON PACES TCNJ WOMEN’S LACROSSE PAST ST. MARY’S COLLEGE

St. Mary’s City, MD…Junior Rachel Gordon (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) scored five times to lead The College of New Jersey women’s lacrosse team past St. Mary’s College on Sunday by the score of 13-9. The win put the Lions at 2-0 on the season, while the Seahawks fell to 5-3. Senior Karen Doane (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater-Raritan) added to the Lions offense with three goals, while classmate Toni-Anne Cavallo (Cedar Grove, NJ/West Essex) picked up a goal and an assist. Also scoring for the Lions were sophomore Angela Wilmer (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West), freshman Alison Jaeger (Hampton, NJ/North Hunterdon), junior... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Alumni Kevin Jones Playing in NCAA Tournament

Courtesy: Mount Saint Mary's Sports Information Kevin Jones, #20, Guard, Height: 5-8 Weight 145 Sophomore, Previous Affiliation: Gloucester Catholic High School Hometown: Gloucester City, NJ High School: Played three years on the varsity at Gloucester Catholic; starting his senior season…… Was the team's most improved players as a senior….. Helped lead team to a playoff appearance and 17-9 record as the starting point guard. Related: Rams Alumni Mount St. Mary's Will Face Coppin State in NCAA Division 1 Opening Round Game Tuesday, Dayton, Ohio EMMITSBURG, Md. – The Mount St. Mary’s men’s basketball team will battle Coppin State in the... Read more →


College Baseball: Rutgers, 9th Inning Rally Comes Up Short

March 16, 2008 BOX SCORE DeLAND, Fla. – Rutgers scored six runs in the ninth and brought the tying runner to the plate but the Scarlet Knights' ninth-inning rally came up just short as Iowa used an eight-run seventh inning to defeat RU, 16-14 in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Conrad Park, near the campus of Stetson University. Rutgers fell to 5-8 on the season, while Iowa improved to 5- 7. The Hawkeyes took the final two games two in the series over the Scarlet Knights. Read more →


TCNJ’S HERRICK AND TRICOCCI RECEIVE ALL-AMERICAN HONORS

Ewing, NJ… The College of New Jersey’s Stephanie Herrick (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley) and Kristen Tricocci (Cinnaminson, NJ/Cinnaminson) were officially named 2008 United State Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Women’s Division III Indoor Track and Field All‐Americans on Sunday after placing in the top of their respective events this past weekend and the NCAA Championships. Herrick claimed seventh in the one-mile run as she posted a time of 5:05.20 and then finished in that same spot in the 800 meters with a time of 2:17.46. She is now a two-time All-American in the 800 meters and has earned... Read more →


American LEGION RIDERS GEAR UP FOR LEGACY RUN IN AUGUST

What began 14 years ago as a small band of Garden City, Mich., Legionnaires riding their motorcycles for fun has developed into a national American Legion program. Today, Legion Riders boast about 800 chapters across the country. Connecticut Rider Bill Anderson (left) is one of more than 40,000 Riders at the post, district or department levels. READ MORE Read more →


Irish Chuckle for the Day

Flynn staggered home very late after another evening with his drinking buddy, Paddy. He took off his shoes to avoid waking his wife, Mary. He tiptoed as quietly as he could toward the stairs leading to their upstairs bedroom, but misjudged the bottom step. As he caught himself by grabbing the banister, his body swung around and he landed heavily on his rump. A whiskey bottle in each back pocket broke and made the landing especially painful. Managing not to yell, Flynn sprung up, pulled down his pants, and looked in the hall mirror to see that his butt cheeks... Read more →


College Baseball:Scarlet Knights Win Opener, 8-6, Fall In Nightcap, 9-2

Rutgers Baseball Opens Spring Break Trip With Double-Header Split of Iowa source Media Release 3/15/2008 6:48:54 PM DeLAND, Fla. – Rutgers scored three runs in the ninth inning to break a 5-5 tie and held on to defeat Iowa, 8-6 in the series opener Saturday afternoon at Conrad Park, near the campus of Stetson University. Iowa posted a 9-2 victory in the nightcap to earn the split. The Scarlet Knights (5-7) and Hawkeyes (4-7) will meet in the rubber game Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Tied at 5-5, entering the ninth inning of game one, Rutgers plated three runs, head-lined up... Read more →


Gloucester City: List of City Bills Available Online

source http://www.cityofgloucester.org Gloucester City is now posting their monthly bill list on the web. It should be posted by the last Monday of every month. Click here for November - December 2007 Bill List. Click here for December - January 2008 Bill List. Click here for January - February 2008 Bill List. Read more →


First Community Sites to Open for Reserve, Active-Duty Families

Families By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, March 14, 2008 - A new "virtual installation" concept that helps families who live far from a military base get information and tap into services available for them during their loved ones' deployment is expected to begin rolling out next month. Recognizing the challenges Reserve families face during deployments, Laura Stultz, wife of Army Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, is promoting a virtual installation concept that helps bring information and other resources within reach of families far from military posts. Army Reserve photo (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image... Read more →


Mary M Shaw, formerly of Trenton, she enjoyed playing bingo, crabbing and crocheting

Mary M. Shaw p>Mary M. Shaw (nee Rackowski), 81, died on March 13, 2008 at Kennedy Health System, Cherry Hill. Born and raised in Trenton/Lawrence Township area she moved to Thorofare in 1999. She worked for Wentzell Tile in Trenton and retired after 10 years. She was a member of St. Patrick¹s Church in Woodbury, the Glass Molders, Pottery and Plastic Union #181 and the West Deptford Senior Citizen¹s. Mary enjoyed playing bingo, crabbing and crocheting. Wife of the late Clarence C., she is survived by daughters Janet (Robert) DiEleuterio of Thorofare and Mary Ellen Shaw (Walt Kaminski) of Trenton,... Read more →


College Baseball: KEENE STATE SWEEPS NO. 8 RANKED TCNJ TO SPOIL LIONS’ PERFECT SEASON

Keene ends TCNJ's perfect season 3/15/2008 11:36:39 PM Chandler, AZ – Ranked 30th in the Division III pre-season poll, the Keene State College Owls posted a pair of wins over No. 8 ranked The College of New Jersey. Keene State took the first game 8-7 and then needed extra innings to collect the sweep as they posted a 12-11 win in 11 innings. TCNJ drops to 8-2, while the Owls improve to 2-0 in their first day of the season. The two wins by Keene State snaps the Lions' eight-game win streak as well as the team's 19-game regular-season that... Read more →


Irish Chuckle for the Day

Paddy was in New York. He was patiently waiting and watching the traffic cop at a busy intersection. The cop stopped the flow of all traffic and shouted, "Okay, pedestrians." When everyone had safely crossed the street, he would then allow traffic to resume once again. The officer had done this several times and Paddy still stood on the sidewalk. After the cop had shouted, "Pedestrians!" for the tenth time, Paddy went over to him and said, "Is it not about time ye let the Catholics across?"submitted by Gloucester City Fireman Dan McGlinsey Related: Chuckles Read more →


Face of Defense: Officers Recognized for Bridge-Collapse Recovery Mission

By Patti Bielling Special to American Forces Press Service MIAMI, March 12, 2008 - Two military officers were recognized in front of their peers March 4 for assisting civil authorities during recovery operations following the I-35 West Minneapolis bridge collapse in August. Army Col. Michael Chesney and Navy Capt. Bradley Gawboy each received the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Minnesota Commendation Ribbon with Pendant during the 2008 Joint National Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer Workshop in Miami. Chesney is assigned to U.S. Army North as the Region 5 defense coordinating officer, and Gawboy is the Navy's emergency preparedness liaison officer... Read more →


TCNJ’S HERRICK PLACES IN TWO EVENTS AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ada, Ohio… The College of New Jersey’s Stephanie Herrick (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley) finished seventh in a pair of events at the 2008 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday assuring her of All-American honors. The Lion junior claimed seventh in the one-mile run as she posted a time of 5:05.20 and then finished in that same spot in the 800 meters with a time of 2:17.46. By placing in the top eight of each event, Herrick is line to earn a pair of All-American citations when they are officially announced on Sunday. It will mark the second... Read more →


College Softball: TCNJ SOFTBALL TEAM CONCLUDES SPRING TRIP WITH SWEEP

Clermont, FL… A pair of strong pitching performances helped the The College of New Jersey softball wrap up its spring trip with a doubleheader sweep of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham on Saturday. The Lions won the first game by the score of 2-1 and then finished off the sweep with a 9-1 triumph. The Lions, which finished the trip with a mark of 7-5, will be right back on the field on March 18 as they head to Moravian College for a doubleheader against the Greyhounds. Game 1: TCNJ 2, FDU-Florham 1 Pitcher Ashley Minervini (Cliffside Park, NJ/Cliffside Park) turned in... Read more →


Wounded Warrior Program: Director Patricia Orsini, former Bellmawr Resident and GCHS Alumni

Patricia A. Orsini, a former resident of Bellmawr and a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School Class of 1974 was recently appointed to the position of Director of the Wounded Warrior Program by the United States House of Representatives. When asked about her new job Patricia said, "It is exciting and I attribute these successes to my foundation at Gloucester Catholic High School and all the great teachers and classmates who were part of my life." Below is the story about Patricia's appointment that was published on the House of Representatives website. Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant Patricia Orsini (PHOTO) has... Read more →


Last Day to Vote for Kimberly Meehan of Brooklawn

Hello everyone, I need some mass voters out there!! I have been nominated for overall MRS. PHOTOGENIC across the country for 2007. I need your help, please vote and forward this message to all you classmates, friends, students, colleagues etc. Thanks a million!!!! Kim PS:Polls Close March 15 click here to vote Read more →


Donna Lynn Coulson, age 45, of Magnolia

COULSON Donna Lynn -On March 14, 2008. Age 45. Went home to heaven to be with the Lord. Of Magnolia. Formerly of Stratford and Somerdale. Beloved daughter of Diana Roberta Coulson of Lindenwold and the late Billy Arthur Coulson. Loving companion of Ted Blackson. Loving mother of Theodore Blackson, Jr., Audrey Lynn Coulson, Brandon Coulson and Ryan Coulson all of Magnolia. Beloved grandmother of Dominick Coulson. Dear Sister of Diana Donlen, Richie Coulson, Charles Coulson, Brian Coulson, Joey Henderson and Stacy Bogert. Beloved godmother of Matthew Marcussen. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to... Read more →


DoD Announces Unit For Next Afghanistan Rotation

March 14, 2008 The Department of Defense announced today that the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, based in Fort Hood, Texas, is scheduled to deploy as part of the next rotation operating in Afghanistan. This announcement involves approximately 3,500 service members, and their deployment is scheduled to begin in late summer 2008. This brigade will replace one active duty brigade currently on the ground, and continues the current U.S. commitment to providing two brigade combat teams in support of Regional Command East. In consultation with Afghan officials and NATO, commanders continue to assess the situation to ensure sufficient force levels... Read more →


Rutgers to Face No. 15/18 Army in Texas Stadium

3/14/2008 4:40:52 PM Media Release DALLAS, Texas – The Rutgers men's lacrosse team, coming off two straight defeats, will look to get back on track Saturday as the Scarlet Knights will take on No. 15/18 Army as part of the 2008 Patriot Cup. The game, which is RU's fourth straight against a top-20 opponent, will be held in Texas Stadium in Dallas at 3 p.m. central time. The 2008 Patriot Cup, a four-game lacrosse showcase featuring some of the nation's premier collegiate and high school programs, will include a college doubleheader of Rutgers vs. Army and Holy Cross vs. Navy... Read more →


FOUR SELECTED AS ROWAN WOMEN’S LACROSSE CAPTAINS

GLASSBORO, NJ – Midfielders Kerry O'Donnell and Kelly Angstadt, attack Caitlin Meseroll and defender Sarah Pierce were named captains of the 2008 Rowan University women's lacrosse team. All four players are serving their first year as team captain. At the end of last season, the team was asked who they felt fit their idea of leadership. Taking those opinions into consideration, head coach Lindsay Hanson made her decision. "It was really a no-brainer selecting this year's captains," said Hanson. "I knew they would mesh well together and be respected by the rest of the team." O'Donnell (sr. Toms River, NJ/Toms... Read more →


HAYES FINISHES 10TH AT NCAA DIVISION III INDOOR TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS

ADA, OH – Rowan University's Kyle Hayes (photo) finished 10th in the long jump at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track Championships on Friday. Hayes (fr. Pt. Pleasant, NJ/Pt. Pleasant Boro) recorded a jump of 22' 5" (6.83 meters). He just missing the finals by 0.75" (0.02 meters). The top nine competitors from the preliminaries advanced to the finals. Beresford Brown of Moravian College won the event with a distance of 23' 11.75" (7.31 meters). Hayes was 10th overall among the 14 athletes heading into the national championship. This season, Hayes had his best performance at the Collegeville Classic (Jan.... Read more →


NO. 8 RANKED TCNJ TALLIES 9-4 WIN OVER SUFFOLK; TCNJ’S WIN STREAK EXTENDED TO 19 REGULAR-SEASON GAMES

By Ann King . Box Score Chandler, AZ – The College of New Jersey’s baseball team picked up a 9-4 win over Suffolk University on Friday afternoon at the Snedigar Field Complex. TCNJ, ranked No. 8 in Division III now stands at a perfect 8-0 under the guidance of rookie coach Dean Glus. Photo: Dan Anderson picked up his second win on the season Suffolk drops to 0-1 on the year. With Friday’s victory, the Lions have extended their regular-season win streak to 19 games as TCNJ’s last regular-season loss came on April 14, 2007 to Montclair State University (3-1).... Read more →


WINNING STREAK SNAPPED AT FIVE FOR TCNJ SOFTBALL TEAM

By Lyle Fulton Clermont, FL… The College of New Jersey softball team saw its winning streak come to an end at five games as the Lions dropped a pair of games on Friday in Florida. TCNJ lost its opening game of the day falling to Penn State Behrend by the score of 5-4 and fell to Westfield State College in the second game, 2-1. The Lions are now an even 5-5 on the season. TCNJ closes out its spring trip on Saturday facing Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham in a doubleheader at 9:30 a.m. Penn State Behrend 5, TCNJ 4 The Lions... Read more →


TCNJ’S STEPHANIE HERRICK NAMED USTFCCCA WOMEN’S DIVISION III ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

By Lyle Fulton Ewing, NJ… On the eve of the NCAA Division III Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships, The College of New Jersey’s Stephanie Herrick (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley) PHOTO was named as the 2008 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Track Athlete of the Year. She is the first Lion to earn the award since the USTFCCCA started presenting it. Herrick was announced as the recipient of the award at the annual banquet leading up to the championship event. The two-day NCAA Championship is being held March 14-15 and hosted by Ohio Northern University. Herrick... Read more →


Letters: Upset with Mount Ephraim Commissioners for Cutbacks, Tax Increases & Spending Plans

I am a forty year old lifelong resident of Mt. Ephraim and I am very displeased in the state of our town. In recent days I have heard of tax increases, employee layoffs and unnecessary money spending being conducted by our leaders. There are a few issues that concern me and I feel need to be addressed and have not. I feel that thru this forum bringing these issues to light, maybe the people in charge will be able to provide the answers that I ( along with the rest of the residents) want and deserve. The first issue that... Read more →


Veterans March 16th Lincoln Memorial 1500 Be There

On Sunday, March 15th a group of veterans will complete a 16 day walk from the NC/SC line to the Lincoln Memorial. The purpose of their mission? To raise support for U.S. troops, the military leadership, their mission and the “Resolve to Win”. This march is strictly to show support for our troops in Iraq. It’s not political, nor is it to support any particular party. This is an endorsement of General Petraeus’s leadership and the skill, talent and sacrifice of our Troops to win in Iraq. Our troops need to know we remember them, by showing our Patriotism, that... Read more →


'Pease Greeters' Get Presidential Thanks for Supporting Troops

' By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, March 11, 2008 - Six New Hampshire volunteers committed to making sure deployed troops get the sendoffs and homecomings yesterday found themselves on the receiving end of the thanks they regularly extend -- from the commander in chief himself and others on Capitol Hill and in the Pentagon. Representatives of the Pease Greeters group that greets deploying and redeploying units as they pass through Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, in New Hampshire, visited the Pentagon briefing studio yesterday after meetings with President Bush and New Hampshire Sen. John Sununu. The greeters,... Read more →


Irish Chuckle for the Day!

Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal and says to the first man he meets, "Do you want to go to heaven?" The man said, "I do, Father." The priest said, "Then stand over there against the wall." Then the priest asked the second man, "Do you want to go to heaven?" "Certainly, Father," was the man's reply. "Then stand over there against the wall," said the priest. Then Father Murphy walked up to O'Toole and said, "Do you want to go to heaven?" O'Toole said, "No, I don't, Father." The priest said, "I don't believe this. You mean... Read more →


Voorhees NJ: Grade 8 Student Dialogue Program

The Camden County School Boards Association held its annual "8th Grade Dialogue" program on Wednesday, March 5th at the Eastern Camden County Regional Intermediate High School in Voorhees. Eighth grade student Kaitlyn Alibrando represented the Raymond W. Kershaw School in Mt. Ephraim. Kaitlyn had the opportunity to share her middle school experiences and recommendations to improve education, with students from various middle schools throughout South Jersey. Some topics of discussion during this dialogue were state testing, science labs, technology, school safety and critical issues facing young students today. Major concerns that the middle schoolers discussed were: stress in schools, time... Read more →


10-Run Fourth Inning Guides Rutgers to 16-3 Victory over NJIT

Rutgers Athletics News www.scarletknights.com Scarlet Knights Get First Victory at Bainton Field In 2008 3/12/2008 7:33:46 PM PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Rutgers baseball team erased a 3-2 early deficit with a 10-run fourth inning before an out in the frame en route to a 16-3 victory over the New Jersey Institute of Technology Wednesday afternoon at Bainton Field. The Scarlet Knights (4-6) came back from a 2-0 first-inning deficit with one swing of the bat as sophomore Dan Betteridge (Sewell, N.J.) cleared the wall in left field for his first career home run in the second inning. A Dom Hayes... Read more →


Rutgers Dugout Diaries Debuts

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Dugout Diaries, a comprehensive look into the 2008 Rutgers baseball season made its debut on Thursday. The weekly segment, which will appear every Wednesday on www.scarletknights.com, chronicles the Scarlet Knights' campaign through the eyes of All-BIG EAST infielder Tom Edwards (West Caldwell, N.J.). Edwards will detail the highs and lows of RU's season as it begins its defense of the BIG EAST Regular-Season and Tournament titles from last season. Follow this link to view the first installment of Dugout Diaries and click on the link on the right of the baseball page for each week's entry. Read more →


KEAN: GOVERNOR SHOULD CONSIDER SPENDING FREEZE IF STATE IS IN RECESSION

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement regarding Governor Jon Corzine’s published remarks that he believes the nation is in recession: “Six months ago I called on Governor Corzine to follow the lead of New York City and State and impound unspent monies. Now that the governor has acknowledged in the press that he believes we are in a recession, he must take action to safeguard the budget from unforeseen financial shocks. “The governor and the State Treasurer should update legislators on revenue and spending projections immediately. If we are in recession, then it’s likely the estimates legislators... Read more →


Coalition Forces Kill Two Terrorists, Detain 22

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, March 13, 2008 - Coalition forces killed two terrorists and detained 22 suspects today during operations in central and northern Iraq. -- Northeast of Samarra, forces killed two and detained 10 suspects. Forces also found several weapons in the area. Nearby, forces detained another four suspects. They also found three terrorist safe houses and medical supplies and destroyed three weapons caches. -- During two operations northwest of Samarra, coalition forces detained four suspects. -- In Baghdad, forces captured an alleged weapons handler. The suspect reportedly is responsible for a recent shipment of homemade explosives and... Read more →


TCNJ Swimmers Compete in Nationals

Oxford, OH – The College of New Jersey’s women’s swimming team opened competition at the 2008 NCAA Division III Championships on Thursday. The three-day event is being held at the Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center on the campus on Miami University. TCNJ’s senior Lauren Pfeifer (Freehold, NJ/Red Bank Catholic) opened competition as she swam in the 50 freestyle event. She would record a personal best time of 24.97, but finished in 40th place and did not advance to the evening finals of the event. Senior Ava Kiss (North Brunswick, NJ/Stuart Country Day) competed for the Lions in the 200 individual... Read more →


TCNJ TO COMPETE AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS DIVISION III WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD

STEPHANIE HERRICK EARNS USTFCCCA REGIONAL HONOR By Lyle Fulton Ewing, NJ… The College of New Jersey women’s indoor track and field team will look to add to its impressive list of All-Americans as the Lions have several individuals competing this weekend at the 2008 NCAA Division III Championships. The championship event will be held March 14-15 and hosted by Ohio Northern University. Junior Stephanie Herrick (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley) earned All-American honors last season in the 800 meters and is poised to step onto the podium for the second straight year. The top eight finishers in each event are recognized as... Read more →


Brooklawn: Fire 200 unit block of NJ Avenue, Fire Marshal's Office Investigating

Thursday, March 13-2008 (1500hours) Brooklawn Fire Company was dispatched to 214 New Jersey for a reported house fire, the fire was on the first floor of a two story twin. Fireman on left is Mike Wallace. One female occupant was transported for smoke inhalation; Camden County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating. Brooklawn Fire Department was assisted by Bellmawr, Mount Ephraim and West Collingswood Heights Fire Departments. Steve Skipton photos Read more →


The Rowan University baseball namess three captains for the 2008season.

Photo caption (left to right): Pitcher Ryan Kulik, catcher Robert Fox and center fielder Roger Turley Sports Release GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University baseball named its three captains for the 2008 season. Left handed pitcher Ryan Kulik (sr. Marlton, NJ/Cherokee) is a captain for the second straight year. He is joined by catcher Robert Fox (sr. Ocean Twp., NJ/Ocean Twp.) and center fielder Roger Turley (sr. Succasunna, NJ/Roxbury). Kulik is the Profs' number one starter on the mound. In three games this season, he has recorded a 0.45 earned run average (ERA) and 36 strikeouts. He has only allowed... Read more →


Pet Tips by Allan: Toys for your dog

Hey Bill , Dog Quote: The great pleasure of a dog is that you make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, he will make a fool of himself too. ....Samuel Butler ********************************* Close your eyes Erica I have a surprise for you! There are many benefits in giving your dog the right toys to play with. While most people think that dog toys are only to relieve boredom this is not the only use for these toys. Sure dog toys are excellent for relieving boredom and are especially good where you might... Read more →


Pocono Hunting and Fishing: Looking for coyotes, watching for woodcocks

source http://www.poconorecord.com Deer and rabbit season are over. You can start dreaming about fishing or you can get out and hunt coyotes. It might sound easy, but area hunters say hunting coyotes is a big challenge. Indian Mountain Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a hunt next week if think you want to give it a try. We even have a special treat this week: a link to a coyote call. We change the clocks this weekend so we'll have more daylight hours after work to be outdoors. Here's something you'll want to try: It's time for one of the... Read more →


Gloucester City Marina to open April 5; Applications being accepted

GLOUCESTER CITY MARINA The Gloucester City Marina of Camden County was developed for recreational boating and is located at King Street and Jersey Avenue at the Delaware River in Gloucester City, NJ. The Marina will be officially open from April 5 to October 31, 2008 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on a daily basis. Extended hours may be issued for holidays/special occasions. There are 24 slips available and detailed berth rental rates and fees are described more fully below. If interested in applying for a slip, please first review the rules/regulations link listed below and then download/complete the application/rental... Read more →


TCNJ’S MEN’S TENNIS TEAM TALLIES IMPORT REGIONAL WIN AS LIONS

Redlands, CA – The 25th ranked Lions of The College of New Jersey men’s tennis team posted an important and key victory as they knocked off 10th ranked Bowdoin College on Wednesday night. TCNJ won 5-4 and now stands at 3-1 on the year. TCNJ’s senior Roger Mosteller (Medford Lakes, NJ/Shawnee) would record the decisive win at fifth singles to lift TCNJ past Bowdoin. DOUBLES 1. Michael Klimchak and Roger Mosteller (TCNJ) def. Garrett Gates and Stephen Sullivan, 8-4 2. Eric Ferriere and Jeremy Eckardt (TCNJ) def. Alex White and Tyler Anderson , 9-8 (4) 3. Jamie Neely and Noah... Read more →


TCNJ FALLS TO BOWDOIN IN WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAY

Redlands, CA – Ranked 17th in Division III, The College of New Jersey women’s tennis team suffered a 6-3 setback at the hands of No. 26 ranked Bowdoin College team. TCNJ drops to 6-3 on the year. DOUBLES 1. Jackie Shtemberg and Christina Contraffato (TCNJ) def. Sarah D’Elia and Kristin Raymond, 8-5 2. Rachel Waldman and Brett Davis (BC) def. Sarah Roser and Amanda Berg, 8-2 3. Stefanie Haar and Haley Kutner (TCNJ) def. Kaitlin Raymond and Elizabeth Pedowitz, 8-2 SINGLES 1. D’Elia (BC) def. Shtemberg, 6-4, 6-4 2. Kristen Raymond (BC) def. Berg, 6-1, 6-4 3. Davis (BC) def.... Read more →


Gloucester City: TROPICAL ILLUSIONS SALON

By Sara Martino The Tanning Rooms are named Tranquil, Serenity, Paradise and Sunset. Mood music relaxes you as you are on your way to a nice healthy look. According to owner, Joe Kent, (photo) there are many steady, loyal customers who come to the Tropical Illusions Salon and they all are treated to the tropical scenery as they enter the salon and while getting a tan. Some customers visit the Salon in order to get a base tan before vacationing. "This can help in preventing bad sunburn," Joe said. The ten to fifteen minute sessions are relaxing and can certainly... Read more →


Irish Chuckle for the Day

Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, "Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish Whiskey!" Miraculously, a parking place appeared. Paddy looked up again and said, "Never mind, I found one."submitted by Dan McGlinsey Read more →


Gloucester City: Claudine “Franny” Sullivan, lifelong resident, loved a good party, her family and her dogs

SULLIVAN Claudine Frances"Franny" On March 12, 2008. Age 68. Of Gloucester City. After winning her battle with cancer, Franny went home to the Lord. Beloved daughter of the late Maurice Sullivan and Elizabeth Mae (nee Rusk). Loving mother Tonya Sanderson and her husband Jeff of Gloucester City. Beloved Mum of Damion, Mikayla and Chase. Beloved sister of Kassie Avila (Sal) and the late James, Andrew, Nettie and Frankie. Devoted aunt of Brian Bowell (Donna), Nicole (Jason) and Eric (Jennifer) and great-aunt of Chris, Collin, Corrine. Survived by many other nieces and nephews. Franny loved her dogs, Sammy, Maddie and Sandy... Read more →


Mt. Ephraim Easter Celebration

Shining Star Park on Harding & Lowell Avenues Saturday, March 15th Rain date March 22nd 1:00 pm and will run consecutively until all ages have completed Ages: 1-2 years old 3-4 years old 5-6 years old 7-8 years old 9-12 years old Children of all ages with special needs Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny Read more →