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July 2011

What the Republicans Don't Want You to See -CNBNEWS.NET

June 23, 2011 http://www.dailykos.com/ 1. Republican Leaders Agree U.S. Default Would Be a "Financial Disaster" 2. Ronald Reagan Tripled the National Debt 3. George W. Bush Doubled the National Debt 4. Republicans Voted Seven Times to Raise Debt Ceiling for President Bush 5. Federal Taxes Are Now at a 60 Year Low 6. Bush Tax Cuts Didn't Pay for Themselves or Spur "Job Creators" 7. Ryan Budget Delivers Another Tax Cut Windfall for Wealthy 8.... Read more →


Bellmawr Fire Dept.:Over-Ride/Under-Ride on Route 42 - cnbnews.net

On Friday July 8th, the Bellmawr Fire Department along with the Deptford Fire Department was dispatched to Route 42 Southbound in the area of Creek Rd for a MVA - Rescue Assignment. Rescue Company 32 was advised enroute that NJSP was confirming entrapment with a 2 tractor-trailers on top of a passenger vehicle. Based on these reports a special request was made for the heavy rotator wrecker from Helmrichs Towing. Rescue 32 arrived to confirm... Read more →


CNBNews.net Sports: TCNJ Swim Teams, Athletes Earn Academic Acclaim

Roskos wins national title in 3-meter diving event Nashville, TN ... Sophomore Danica Roskos (Pennington, NJ/Hopewell Valley) won the national title in the 3-meter diving event at the opening day of the 2011 Division III Swimming and Diving Championships held at the University of Tennessee. Roskos posted a score of 485.90 to win the 11-diver competition by the . She claimed the second diving national title in Lions program history and first since Diane Maiese... Read more →


Kapsch Trafficcom New Vendor for E-ZPass Group -cnbnews.net

E-ZPass Announces Selection of Technology Vendor for New Contract Electronic toll system will provide devices, readers and equipment without disruption to 21 million customers Wilmington, DE - The E-ZPass Group, a coalition of 24 toll agencies in 14 states that operates the largest interoperable toll collection system in the world , announced today that it has selected a vendor to provide transponders, readers, ancillary equipment and services to support the continued operations of the E-ZPass... Read more →


CNBNews.net Sports: Delaware High School Volleyball Standout Niki Receveur Commits to GBC

7/21/2011 3:44:00 PM Highlight Video WILMINGTON, Del. – Niki Receveur, a standout high school volleyball player at both Brandywine and Concord High School, has committed to Goldey-Beacom College, it was announced today by head coach Rich Bowers. “My projection for Niki is to move into the libero spot vacated by A.J. Hicks ('11) this past year and continue the tradition of excellent defensive play in this spot,” Bowers said. “Niki is an excellent passer and... Read more →


Obit: Daniel M. Hill Jr. of Sicklerville -cnbnews.net

On July 17, 2011. Age 62. Of Sicklerville. Survived by his aunt, Anita St. Thomas, cousins, Keith (Dee), many relatives and cherished friends. Inurnment with U.S. Air Force Military Honors will be Thursday 11:30 in CHAPEL at Brig. General Doyle Veterans Cemetery. Condolences and Memories at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Daniel M. Hill. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Gloucester City Restaurant-cnbnews.net

photo by CNBNEWS.NET- The fire broke out on the second floor of the restaurant. (CNBNEWS.NET)An early morning fire occurred at the Dining Car Depot, Monmouth Street and the railroad, Gloucester City, on Saturday (July 23). Shortly after 3 AM the alarm was sounded. When fire engines arrived on the scene there was heavy smoke coming out of the second floor windows. No injuries were reported. A walk around the building today, Saturday, revealed heavy damage... Read more →


Matthew C. Spencer, St. Mary Church Sexton, GCHS Alumni Class of '54, Ironworker Local #399, VFW Post 3620 Member-cnbnews.net

On July 21, 2011. Age 75. Lifelong resident of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 40 years to Roslyn “Jackie” Spencer. Loving father of Janet Watkins and the late Stephen Watkins. Cherished grandfather of Jacqueline Watkins and the late Jason Watkins-Spencer. Dear brother of James Spencer (Jane), late William Spencer, Late John Spencer, Late Joseph Spencer (surviving Ann) and the late Daniel Spencer (surviving Marie). Matt graduated from Gloucester Catholic H.S. class of 1954. He proudly... Read more →


NCAA president lays out framework for upcoming retreat-NCAA.com

NCAA.com Last Updated - July 19, 2011 5:05 GMT Contact | Archive | RSS Getty Images Getty Images NCAA President Mark Emmert had plenty to say Tuesday on the state of Division I intercollegiate athletics. INDIANAPOLIS -- Significant and strategic change is needed in Division I intercollegiate athletics, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Tuesday as he provided the framework for next month’s presidential retreat. “The integrity of collegiate athletics is seriously challenged today by rapidly... Read more →


Barnegat Bay's Ecological Restoration Moving Ahead-CNBNEWS.NET

Image via Wikipedia (11/P85) TRENTON - Spearheaded by the Department of Environmental Protection, a new ecosystem-based water quality monitoring network is gathering critical information about Barnegat Bay that will greatly enhance the Christie Administration's comprehensive plan to restore this ecologically sensitive and economically important estuary. The DEP launched the Barnegat Bay Water Quality Monitoring Network in June, and has been working with state, local, federal, volunteer, and academic partners to gather data on pollutants, sources... Read more →


Letters: CBS Sports MaxPreps | Fall 2011 High School Sports Journalism Opportunity

CBS and MaxPreps.com (MaxPreps) are excited to offer a new journalism internship program strategically focused on high school students interested in the sports industry. Whether you are a student (high school or college) or a teacher you can be involved! Each semester, MaxPreps deploys the “CBS MaxPreps High School Journalism Program.” The opportunity provides a finite number of internships to aspiring high school students and journalism programs across the United States. Our #1 goal is... Read more →


NFL owners voted overwhelmingly in favor of a tentative 10-year agreement -NFL.COM

Image via Wikipedia NFL owners voted overwhelmingly in favor of a tentative 10-year agreement to end the lockout Thursday, pending player approval. The vote was 31-0 with the Oakland Raiders abstaining from the ratification, which came after a full day of meetings at an Atlanta-area hotel. Players still had to sign off on the deal -- and they must re-establish their union, the NFL said. Players didn't vote on a full pact Wednesday because there... Read more →


Attention Gloucester City Residents-cnbnews.net

Several residents living in the area adjacent to I-76 have been sent letters from NJDOP concerning new construction on I-76.This construction will not effect any properties in the community of Gloucester City. Plans for this project are available for all interested parties at the Municipal Building, 512 Monmouth Street. Mayor William James Related articles, courtesy of Zemanta: Gloucester City Councilman Comments on 153 -Year- Old School Closing FIRST PART: The Tale of Holt, the UDAG,... Read more →


American Legion Mid-Atlantic Tournament Boyertown PA-cnbnews.net

August 4, 2011 - August 9, 2011 Bear Stadium - Boyertown, Pennsylvania MORE INFORMATION Related articles BILLS POINT OF VIEW: Congratulations Joe ; and A Friend in Need (gloucestercitynews.net) Ronnie Dunn headlines American Legion World Series concert (gloucestercitynews.net) ESPN3 to show entire Legion World Series - cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) AMERICAN Legion World Series tickets on sale now (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →


Letters: South Camden Theatre Co. Says Thank You -cnbnews.net

Dear Friends, I trust you are enjoying your summer. I know we are here at SCTC. Our sixth season was filled with so much excitement, so much work and so many firsts, that it feels good to take a breath. Not only did we move into the Waterfront South Theatre, but for the first time we produced four major works on our new stage in this state-of-the-art facility. And, even more exciting is the fact... Read more →


Judge Says Feds Have ‘Misled the Public’ on Controversial Immigration Program

by Marian Wang ProPublica, July 14, 2011, 10:43 a.m. Federal immigration authorities must hand over potentially embarrassing documents related to the implementation of a controversial immigration program, a federal judge in the Southern District of New York ordered this week. According to Judge Shira Scheindlin, federal immigration authorities seem to “have gone out of their way to mislead the public” about the program known as Secure Communities, and they’ve issued mixed messages about whether the... Read more →


A G-Town Divided | Philadelphia City Paper

A group meant to bring Germantown residents together is driving them apart. By Holly Otterbein Neal Santos THE BUCK STOPS: Protesters this week at the site of a planned Save-A-Lot and Dollar Tree stores. [ deja vu ] Germantown is haunted — not by spirits, but by the specter of years of insider politics, manipulation and division that finally culminated in 2010 in the dismantling of the Germantown Settlement community development corporation. Under the leadership... Read more →


WELCOME HOME SPC JOSEPH GRASSO, TODAY AT 5:30 PM-cnbnews.net

Welcome Back from Afghanistan Deptford, New Jersey Who: SPC Joseph Grasso, U.S. Army When: Thursday, July 21, 2011 Time: **NOTE TIME CHANGE - 5:30 PM Where: 110 Hedgerow Court Deptford, New Jersey 08096 Please come out and welcome Spc. Joseph Grasso, U.S. Army, who is returning home from Afghanistan after a one year deployment. Joseph is 23 years old and a Graduate of Deptford High school in 2005. He then attended Gloucester County College, studying... Read more →


LETTER: THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT -cnbnews.net

On June 3 we had our 10th annual Ovarian Cancer fundraising trip to the Camden Riversharks, and raised $2,600 to help fight this disease. Some 15,000 women will die from ovarian cancer this year. It amazes us how this event has grown – from 50 to 340 people. We have good fellowship and everyone seems to enjoy the event. There are so many people we want to give credit to, for without their help this... Read more →


Clinton falls to Brooklawn in New Jersey Legion baseball playoffs | lehighvalleylive.com

by Barry Miller After a brilliant 19-1 regular season, the Pyramid Senior American Legion champion Clinton Knights came to Moody Park hoping to continue their winning ways in the Southern District playoffs Tuesday afternoon. The outlook looked sunny after Andrew Westlin, batting with an open stance, led off the second with an opposite-field homer over the 330-foot sign to give Clinton a 1-0 lead. However, after a raging 11-run fifth-inning tsunami by the 24-time state... Read more →


Annual Family Festivals at Camden Children's Garden-cnbnews.net

The Camden Children's Garden invites you to ANNUAL FAMILY FESTIVALS ~ Second & Fourth Weekend Series Saturday & Sunday, 1:00-4:00pm, April thru November Admission is the same regular low price: - FREE for children two and younger! - $6 per person - $4.00 per person at Aquarium/Garden Gate. - Be A Member (In Just Two Visits, Membership Pays for Itself!) Individual; ($25) Duo - 2 People ($30) ; Family of 3 ($35); Family of 4... Read more →


Eric Fetteroff Receives Paul Harris Award Posthumously -cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia Devoted public servant and Rotarian, Eric P. Fetterolf, received the coveted Paul Harris Award posthumously by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International on July 6, 2011. The award is named after Rotary Founder Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. He was nominated by the Rotary Club of Gloucester City, which contributed $1,000 to Rotary International in honor of Mr. Fetterolf’s devotion to humanitarian ideals. The... Read more →


Sevier Tea Party: You aren't going to believe this!

Image by Getty Images via @daylife In case you haven't heard by now, our supposedly "Republican" Governor of Tennessee is trying to impose a NATIONAL INTERNET SALES TAX!!! No wonder people call him "Hollow" Haslam Read every dirty little detail about his plan right here: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/jul/06/haslam-willing-take-lead-internet-sales-tax/ Notice how he whines that he is tired of everyone moving from states with high taxes to states with lower taxes. Does he want to restrict our freedom to... Read more →


Changing times at St. Casimir - South Philly Review

A decline in parishioners has caused a Pennsport church 
to merge with another Lithuanian site. By Joseph Myers Posted Jul. 14, 2011 Members of St. Casimir Parish received Holy Communion from Rev. Peter Burkauskas, background, left, at Sunday Mass, one of seven weekly chances for the community to display its faith. A new identity for the 118-year-old parish began two weeks ago with an announcement from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Photo by Joseph Myers The... Read more →


School Principal Martin O'Connor Retires; Served District for 39- Years

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News Martin O’Connor officially retired from the Gloucester City School district on June 30, 2011. He dedicated his entire 39-year career to educating the children in the city where he lived and raised his own family. “It’s been an honor to work and live in this community,” he said. Reflecting back on his long career, Mr. O’Connor spoke first not of any accomplishments and ac-hievements that had occurred during his... Read more →


9-11 Artifacts Arrive in Brooklawn

By Sara Martino Gloucester City News The Brooklawn Police Department, several departments from surrounding towns and an escort of Warriors Watch motorcycle drivers escorted the precious artifacts of the three areas that were part of the devastation that occurred on 9/11/01. Mayor Theresa Branella, Police Chief Francis McKinney, Police Captain Steve Saymon, Councilman Mike Mevoli, Commander Ted Howarth of the American Legion, Fire Department and EMS personnel and state representatives greeted the procession that ended... Read more →


Medicare proposes a 50% cut for some imaging fees in 2012 - American Medical News

Washington -- As physicians try to stop an across-the-board Medicare pay cut of 29.5% from taking effect in January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing additional pay reductions for certain specialists and penalties for those who fail to prescribe electronically next year. The proposed 2012 physician fee schedule released July 1 paints a gloomy picture for doctors participating in Medicare. CMS is required by statute to implement the across-the-board cut unless Congress... Read more →


CNBNEWS.NET Hunting and Fishing: Waterfowl Briefing; NRA Updates

GAME COMMISSION TO HOST ANNUAL WATERFOWL BRIEFING HARRISBURG – Representatives of waterfowl organizations, interested hunters and the public are invited to attend a briefing on Friday, Aug. 5, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, on the status of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2011-12 waterfowl hunting seasons. The briefing will begin at 1 p.m., at Presque Isle State Park, Picnic Shelter # 2, near the Waterworks. In addition to... Read more →


The Critical Difference Between The Top 1% And The Top 0.1%

by Charles Hugh Smith I have failed to make an essential distinction between those in the top 1% of income earners who pay ordinary tax rates and those in the upper reaches of that 1% who escape the heavy tax burden via shifting income to capital gains. The most egregious example of this is hedge fund managers who bought a loophole which enables their $600 million annual income each to be treated as capital gains,... Read more →


Congratulations to Archbishop Chaput -cnbnews.net

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to the news that Pope Benedict XVI has named Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput to be the new Archbishop of Philadelphia: This is great news. Anyone who knows Archbishop Chaput knows him as a man of integrity, brilliance and courage. Outspoken but never abrasive, he is quite capable of using the bully pulpit to rally the faithful. The Catholic League worked with Archbishop Chaput in 2006 to successfully defeat those... Read more →


Thought for the Day: The Fable of the Porcupine -cnbnews.net

CATEGORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together. They were covered and protected, but the quills of each wounded the closest companion. After a while, they decided to distance themselves, and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the... Read more →


Catholics in Crisis: Sex and Deception in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia - phillymag.com

Image via Wikipedia The district attorney’s office had just released a grand jury report about local Catholic priests sexually abusing minors. It was not, of course, the first such grand jury report—that one, released in 2005, laid out in great detail not only how priests in the city’s archdiocese had abused children, but also how that abuse had been covered up under the direction of tough-minded Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua. Instead of being reported to the... Read more →


Wynn Blames Obama for Lack of Leadership & Declining Economy-businessinsider.com

Via Seeking Alpha, here's the crux of it: I believe in Las Vegas. I think its best days are ahead of it. But I'm afraid to do anything in the current political environment in the United States. You watch television and see what's going on on this debt ceiling issue. And what I consider to be a total lack of leadership from the President and nothing's going to get fixed until the President himself steps... Read more →


Worth Reading: OBAMA THREATENS TO HOLD BACK SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS!

Gordon Bishop On The Issues Who wrote the following statement in 2006? "Raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can't pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless fiscal politicians...Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has... Read more →


hdmunn. . . on Whippoorwill: Meet Maine's New Gov.

Image via Wikipedia The new Maine Governor, Paul LePage, is making New Jersey ’s Chris Christie look like an enabler. He isn't afraid to say what he thinks. Judging by the comments, every time he opens his mouth, his popularity goes up. He brought down the house at his inauguration when he shook his fist toward the media box and said, "You're on notice! I've inherited a financially-troubled State to run. Observe...cover what we do...but... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M., CAP. NAMED ARCHBISHOP OF PHILADELPHIA

July 19, 2011 Cardinal Justin Rigali will hold a news conference this morning to announce that Pope Benedict XVI has named Archbishop Charles J. Chaput O.F.M., Cap. as the 13th Bishop and 9th Archbishop of Philadelphia. Archbishop Chaput will be Installed on Thursday, September 8, 2011, the feast of the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul at 2:00 p.m. The Holy Father has also appointed Cardinal... Read more →


Government Gone Wild Releases New Video: Members of Congress Got Rich While Economy Tanked -cnbnews.net

Tallahassee—Government Gone Wild, a non-partisan movement aimed at educating citizens about the national debt and out-of-control government spending, released a new video today. The video highlights an alarming trend: members of Congress inuring massive personal financial gain even while everyday Americans continue to struggle in the current dismal economy. “This video reveals that a significant number of members of Congress are getting richer as Americans struggle to find work and feed their families,” said Blaise... Read more →


WHEN EAST MEETS WEST : It' Now Time For Complete BS

Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. Socrates said his wisdom flowed from knowing he knew nothing.I can relate.Except in my case, I know almost nothing. Yet I do have one area of expertise from which my own personal wisdom flowed. That being: I am an expert on BS. I write BS. I talk BS. I breathe BS. If there is one thing I know it's BS, I am so full of BS. that I myself... Read more →


NRA NEWS: House Committee Passes Amendment to Defund Illegal Obama Firearm Sales Reporting Requirement

Today, during consideration of the FY 2012 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, pro-gun U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) offered an amendment to prohibit the use of funds for a new and unauthorized multiple sales reporting plan proposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Amendment was passed by a vote of 25-16. The Rehberg Amendment, which was strongly supported by NRA, will defund the Justice Department’s controversial and illegal move requiring federally... Read more →


Paul Ryan’s misleading historical analogy in the debt limit talks - The Fact Checker - The Washington Post

By Glenn Kessler (Democrats are equally guilty of such historical amnesia, as we demonstrated when we gave Sen. Barbara Boxer Pinocchios for a highly misleading account of the budget surplus.) Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what really happened in 1997 and 2001. The Facts The 1997 “balanced budget” agreement was made possible by the gusher of tax revenue that had little to do with Democrats and Republicans — a sudden boom... Read more →


Diocese of Camden - Gloucester Catholic High School to begin junior high program

Gloucester Catholic will expand its programs to include a junior high for the coming academic year. The school will host an information-registration night for prospective students, and their families, on Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Administrators, faculty and current GCHS students will be on hand to discuss academics, athletics, extra-curricular activities, transportation and related concerns. Applications are available on the school’s website, www.gchsrams.org. Additional information is also available by contacting... Read more →


Ultimate Beach Frisbee Tournament ~ July 30-31 -cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia The Wildwoods, NJ - July 12, 2011 - The 19th Annual Co-Ed Ultimate Beach Frisbee Tournament returns to the Wildwoods on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. The tournament takes place on the award-winning beaches of Wildwood, between Oak and Poplar Avenues. The Frisbee Tournament consists of a 4-on-4 team competition for players of all levels, 18 years of age and older. Competitions will be held from 9 a.m. - 5... Read more →


Erial Road Closed Due to Major Construction-cnbnews.net

Starting on Monday July 18, 2011 through July 31, 2011 Erial Road (Camden County Route 703) will be closed to all traffic at Blackwood-Clementon Road due to a major road / bridge construction project. No northbound or southbound traffic will be able to pass on Erial Road during this time. If you travel this route on a regular basis, be sure to plan an alternate route. If you live along Erial Road between Blackwood-Clementon Road... Read more →


Christmas in July for 76 Freedom Car -cnbnews.net

By James V. Carroll - July 10, 2011 Photo by James V. Carroll Christmas came early Saturday for driver Jerick Johnson and The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car team. Johnson charged through an early heat to capture a win and later finished eighth in the 35-lap Late Model feature at the one-third-mile Columbus Ohio Speedway. The victory is the second checkered flag Johnson has collected this season as he won an earlier race... Read more →


Long-Term Frozen Assets | Philadelphia City Paper

Bassetts' frequently peachy, sometimes rocky road to its 150th birthday. By Carolyn Wyman When the Bassett family first began selling ice cream in Philadelphia, Abraham Lincoln was president. "There are only two ice cream makers in this country that date back to the 1800s and are still run by the same families," says Ellen Brown, who surveyed creameries around the country for her new book, Scoop . "One is Graeter's of Cincinnati. The other is... Read more →


New Jersey Base Realizes Joint Benefits -cnbnews.net

By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., July 15, 2011 – With two months left for the Defense Department to comply with the 2005 base realignment and closure plan, a related initiative -- joint basing -- already is paying off through closer interservice collaboration and the promise of future cost savings, officials here reported. Workers post the sign for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst after McGuire Air Force Base, Fort Dix and Lakehurst... Read more →


Committee Moves to End Elected Officials' Benefits - West Deptford Patch

The township committee took the first step Thursday toward that goal, voting unanimously in favor of the first reading of an ordinance that would wipe those benefits and require additional contributions from employees, bringing the township in line with recently-passed state legislation. “This was the time to do it,” said Mayor Anna Docimo, who took flak at several recent committee meetings over her insistence on waiting for the state law to be finalized. “Everybody will... Read more →


AMERICAN LEGION: A positive community transformation -cnbnews.net

The American Legion - July 10, 2011 Shelby American Legion World Series Committee members and Cleveland County residents are counting down the days until the 2011 World Series, Aug. 12-16. Moreover, committee members are finalizing all vital details surrounding the exciting event, including stadium renovations, military needs, food vendors and much more. Related Content Join The American Legion Youth Programs Alumni Association But in the midst of checking off their to-do list, committee members and... Read more →


Reunion To Mark 55th Anniversary of Area Advertising Firm -cnbnews.net

The Philadelphia area's longest established advertising & related marketing services firm, will mark its 55th consecutive year in business this Summer - - and still under the direction of its founder. The firm, American Advertising Services, 29 Bala Ave., Ste. 114, Bala Cynywd, Pa l9004 (ph: 484-562- 0060 web: www.PhillyBizMedia.com) originated in 1956, by Joseph H. Ball, shortly after he left the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he started as a 17-year-old copy boy at the City... Read more →