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October 2008

American Hero: Sgt. Scott J. Metcalf, 36, of Framingham, Mass

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Scott J. Metcalf, 36, of Framingham, Mass., died Oct. 29, in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. The incident is under investigation. Related articles by Zemanta As Wars Lengthen, Toll on Military Families Mounts Iraq War Vets Return With Lung Disease Read more →


Braves' ground attack a worry for Gloucester Catholic

Link: CourierPostOnline.com | Courier-Post. The Gloucester Catholic Rams (6-0), No. 6 in the Small Schools Top 10, can secure at least a share of the division title with a victory. And with one division game left next week against Highland, another win would give them the outright title.If Williamstown were to win, the Braves would need to defeat Cumberland next week to secure at least a share. That, combined with a victory over Delsea on Thanksgiving, would give them the title outright. And with the playoff cutoff set for next Saturday, there are power points to be earned in hopes... Read more →


Brooklawn NJ: Congratulations to Captain Steve Saymon

Congratulations to Brooklawn Police Sgt. Steve Saymon who was sworn in as Captain of the Boro Police Department at ceremonies held on October 30, 2008 at Boro Hall. Administering the oath of office, Mayor Soubasis. Above: The Captain’s wife Sonia held the Bible as their son’s Adam and Andrew looked on. Right, Andrew and Adam pin the Captain's Bars on their father. Kudos to Adam who recently graduated from Army boot camp. Related articles by Zemanta Category: Brooklawn Boro of Brooklawn website Brooklawn Police Dept. Website Westville and National Park Police Departments Merge Read more →


PENNSYLVANIA’S FALL TURKEY SEASON BEGINS SATURDAY

Image via Wikipedia Link: Pennsylvania Game Commission Release #118-08. HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission is expecting hunters to encounter a sizeable wild turkey population when they head afield for the opening day of wild turkey season Saturday. And finding birds this fall may be easier than it was last year. “Wild turkey hunting is one of Pennsylvania’s premiere outdoor experiences,” said PGC Executive Director Carl G. Roe. “The satisfaction derived from calling in and taking a game bird that can see you twitch at 50 yards is a fulfillment that veteran hunters never tire of and new turkey hunters... Read more →


Raw Video/Lions over Schalick 32-14; Hans rushes for 323 Yards

Hans had just over 100 yards in the first half as the Lions led 14-0. But the senior broke a 59-yard TD run early in the third quarter and after Schalick responded with a four-yard score by Jon Goldsboro, Hans broke free for a 64-yard gain leading to an Ian Harter TD. clipped from www.youtube.com Read more →


Breaking News: Train Derails in Gloucester City

photos and caption by Bill Cleary A CSX cargo train carrying rolls of paper and food items for businesses in the Bellmawr Industrial Park derailed in Gloucester City today shortly after 12 noon. The accident occurred on Johnson Blvd. near the City’s Little League and Softball fields. According to the engineer the tracks the train is riding on were laid in 1916. “The boxcars today are too large and are carrying much heavier loads. The rails are nearly 100 years old. They were not built for boxcars this size. They should be replaced.” The engineer said no one was injured.... Read more →


Mt. Ephraim Public Schools Upcoming events

NOVEMBER 2nd – Daylight Savings Time Ends 5th – First Marking Period Ends 6th – PTO Burger King Cashola 4-8 pm 6th & 7th - NJEA Convention Schools Closed 10th - B.O.E. Meeting -7:30 Kershaw Media Center 14th – Report Card Day Craft/Snack Sale Mary Bray 18th - PTO Meeting 7:00PM MB Media Center 21st, 24th, 25th - Parent Conferences Grades K-8 -12:30 dismissal – No Lunches Served Pre-School – Schedule unchanged 26th - Thanksgiving Holiday Begins 12:30 Dismissal No lunches served 27th & 28th – SCHOOLS CLOSED HAPPY THANKSGIVING The week of November 17 is American Education Week. November... Read more →


GAME COMMISSION RELEASES LATEST TEST RESULTS OF ALLEGED MOUNTAIN LION ATTACK HARRISBURG

Image via Wikipedia Link: Pennsylvania Game Commission Release #119-08. - In announcing the most recent results of its ongoing investigation into an alleged mountain lion attack on Oct. 9, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced tests conducted on a knife allegedly used by Samuel Fisher, 42, of Sadsbury Township, Lancaster County, were positive for human blood. The tests were conducted by East Stroudsburg University in Monroe County. On Oct. 20, the Game Commission announced that tests conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab determined that samples collected from multiple sites the scene of the alleged attack tested negative for... Read more →


Another Hero: 1st Lt. Trevor J. Yurista, 32, of Pleasant Valley, N.Y

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: DoD Identifies Marine Casualty. The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 1st Lt. Trevor J. Yurista, 32, of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., died Oct. 27 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Read more →


Mt. Ephraim: Calendar of events for the months of December, January, February and March are as follows:

10/28/08 PRESS RELEASE: December 11th R.W. Kershaw Holiday Concert December 12th Interims Issued December 23rd Early Dismissal – Holiday Vacation Begins December 24th – 31st Schools Closed – Holiday Vacation January 1st & 2nd Schools Closed – Holiday Vacation January 5th Schools Reopen January 19th Schools Closed – Martin Luther King Day January 20th PTO Meeting January 23rd End of 2nd Marking Period January 30th Report Cards Issued February 12th Jump Rope for Heart Event February 13th Schools Closed – Teacher’s In-service February 16th Schools Closed – Presidents’ Day February 17th PTO Meeting February 25th & 26th Kindergarten and PreSchool... Read more →


Gloucester City: STORM DAMAGE

Gloucester City- A 25-foot tree was blown over by the wind and landed in the middle of the block of 800 Chambers Avenue. The 40 to 50 mile wind gusts was also responsible for knocking over a sign at the intersection of Klemm Avenue and RT 130 south at Gormleys ( Haddon Twp border) . October 28, 2008, around 1800 hours by Steven Skipton Photography Related articles by Zemanta Breaking News: Chatham Square Tenant Arrested Again for Terroristic Threats HS Football-Gloucester Catholic over Kingsway 42-35 Glocuester City: Anthony Parisi Jailed for False Public Alarm & Obstruction Read more →


May his memory truly be eternal/Major Ed "Too Tall" Freeman

article submitted by Pete McGlade, Key Largo, Florida Honor.....simply put, A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve– is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America', for an amount of 'up to and including his life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it. -- Author Unknown We Were Soldiers Once You're an 18 or 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley, 11-14-1965. LZ... Read more →


Siena is the Top Choice for the 2008-09 Season

Image via Wikipedia Link: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Edison, NJ - Siena College, which won its third school championship title last season and advanced to the second round of the 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, is the league’s top choice to win the 2008-09 conference title, according to the MAAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Saints, led by fourth-year head coach Fran McCaffery, have several veterans from last year’s NCAA squad to help Siena earn back-to-back league titles. Leading the effort will be a trio of All-MAAC picks – senior guard Kenny Hasbrouck, junior guard/forward Edwin Ubiles and junior... Read more →


American Heroes:Sgt. Nicholas A. Casey, 22, of Canton, Ohio/Sgt. Kevin D. Grieco, 35, of Bartlett, Ill

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Oct. 27 in Baghlan, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when a suicide bomber detonated explosives as they were preparing to enter a building. Killed were: Sgt. Nicholas A. Casey, 22, of Canton, Ohio, who was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. Sgt. Kevin D. Grieco, 35, of Bartlett, Ill., who was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery, Illinois Army National Guard, Sycamore, Ill. Read more →


Working Dogs, Handlers Share Special Bond

By Susan Huseman Special to American Forces Press Service STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 28, 2008 - A military working dog team here is waiting to find out whether a canine warrior will be awarded the Combat Action Badge. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Moreno of the 554th Military Police Company puts Brando, a 7-year old German shepherd, through the paces at an obstacle course for military working dogs at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany. U.S. Army photo by Brandon Beach (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Staff Sgt. Cully Parr, a dog handler with the 554th Military Police Company Military... Read more →


Gloucester City News Headlines for Oct. 30

Presidential Election Tuesday, November 4, Plus Candidates For Local Towns, Including Westville Honoring St. Francis, Church of the Ascension Blesses Animals Trick Or Treat And Curfew Hours for Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Gloucester City, Westville and Mount Ephraim Plus, Halloween Safety Tips From The Gloucester City Police Department Brooklawn Will Form Neighborhood Watch Brooklawn Looking To Change Landlord Rental Application To Conform With Borough Regulations Gloucester City Council, And Police, Address Juvenile Delinquent Behavior. Read more →


Charles B. Hirst, Jr. Age 61. Of Gloucester City. Lifelong Resident of Gloucester City/Vietnam War Veteran

HIRST Charles B. Jr. On October 24, 2008. Age 61. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Judith A. (nee Schafer). Beloved father of Anthony C. Hirst (Lisa) of Brooklawn, Tara C. Coyle (Robert) of Brooklawn, Nicole S. Daisey (Owen) of Blackwood, Lorine M. Hirst of Gloucester City, Brad C. Hirst (Tammy) of Glenside, PA and Kristen R. Hirst. Cherished grandfather of 10. Dear Brother of Carl C. Hirst, Sr. of Gloucester City. Charles was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his... Read more →


Eleanor Warren Gordon, Age 70, of Boston, Mass. Formerly of Matawan, NJ

GORDON Eleanor Warren On October 24, 2008. Age 70. Of Boston, Massachusetts. Formerly of Matawan, NJ. Loving wife of the late Alan M. Gordon. Beloved mother of Sherry Gordon and Steven Gordon, Esq. Eleanor was born in Providence, RI and attended Pembroke College at Brown University and received her B.S. Degree in Physics from Drew University. Interment with her late husband, Alan in Beth Israel Memorial Park, Woodbridge. Family requests memorial donations in Eleanor's memory to Jewish Family Services of MetroWest: Main Office: 256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 105, Florham Park, NJ 07932. Please write in memo: Eleanor Warren Gordon. Expressions... Read more →


Another Hero: Pfc. Cody J. Eggleston, 21, of Eugene, Ore.

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Cody J. Eggleston, 21, of Eugene, Ore., died Oct. 24 at the National in Bethesda, Maryland, of wounds suffered on October 16 in Baqubah, Iraq, when he received indirect fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Image via Wikipedia Related articles by Zemanta VP candidates' sons headed to Iraq DoD Identifies Army Casualty/Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Taylor, 25, of Charleston, S.C. Read more →


Hans runs wild in Lions' victory -

Link: - NJ.com..........................See Photo Gallery Gloucester High School running back Zach Hans had 31 carries during Saturday's 32-14 win over Tri-County Conference Classic Division opponent Schalick, amassing 324 yards and three touchdowns. Hans had just over 100 yards in the first half as the Lions led 14-0. But the senior broke a 59-yard TD run early in the third quarter and after Schalick responded with a four-yard score by Jon Goldsboro, Hans broke free for a 64-yard gain leading to an Ian Harter TD. GHS 2008 Homecoming Queen Jessica Lindsay.............See Photo Gallery Related articles by Zemanta Gloucester City High School... Read more →


South Jersey Veteran With PTSD Decides To Help Others

Link: MTV News. From 2003 to 2007, 40,000 returning veterans were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to CNN. Everyone with PTSD experiences the condition differently, and quite often they don't even recognize they have it right away. Bryan Adams, a 24-year-old Army veteran, didn't know he had PTSD when he came home from a year-long tour in Iraq in 2004. Adams settled back in with his family near Camden, New Jersey, and went through his days much like he did before he joined the Army. He enrolled in the local community college, hung out with his friends and... Read more →


Another Hero: Staff Sgt. Brian P. Hause, 29, of Stoystown, Pa.

Image via Wikipedia Link: DefenseLink News Release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Brian P. Hause, 29, of Stoystown, Pa., died Oct. 23 of non-combat related medical causes at Balad Air Base, Iraq. He was assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The incident is under investigation. Related articles by Zemanta Names of the Dead Iraq War by the Numbers US Military Deaths in Iraq War at 4,118 Read more →


Vicious Dog Pack Attack on a Florida Gator

Image by DeusXFlorida via Flickr Perhaps you have seen this; it's been circulating on the Internet. If not, be prepared for a shock. At times nature can be cruel, but there is also a raw beauty, and even a certain justice manifested within that cruelty. The alligator, one of the oldest and ultimate predators, normally considered the "apex predator" in it's natural eco-system, can still fall victim to implemented 'team work' strategy, made possible due to the tight-knit social structure and "survival of the fittest pack mentality", bred into the canines over the last several hundreds of years by natural... Read more →