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April 2012

BROOKLAWN: Alice Costello School Teacher Needs Your Help | cnbnews.net

Hi Everyone, I have a favor to ask. I submitted a lesson idea for the chance to win a classroom grant and an iPod. The top five people who get the most votes win. Please go on to the website below and vote for me, and please forward this to anyone that may be willing to vote. Thank you so much for your support! Votes must be in by May 3rd! Thanks again, Michele Kidd, 6th Grade Math Alice Costello School, Brooklawn NJ 08030 click... Read more →


Chris Christie On VP Position: Romney ‘Might Be Able To Convince Me’ | Mediaite

Speculation about a presidential run followed Chris Christie everywhere he went, leading up to the GOP primary race. And now that we have a presumptive nominee, that speculation has shifted to number two spot on the ticket. If offered, would he take it? Maybe. Mitt Romney‘s “a convincing guy,” Christie said on Monday. Speaking to a high school AP history class, Christie addressed the vice president question. Referring to Romney, he said, “He might be able to convince me. He’s a convincing guy.” Not too... Read more →


Wanted: Suspect for Indecent Assault in the 6th District

Special Victims Unit Seeks Assistance in Identifying Suspect Depicted in Surveillance Video April 30, 2012 The Philadelphia Police Department is looking for the suspect responsible for a pattern of indecent assaults in the 6th District. On two occasions the victims were approached from behind by an unknown male who grabbed their buttocks. On April 26, 2012, at 4:55 PM, after leaving the Chinatown Learning Center the complainant was walking on the 1000 block of Spring Street. An unknown male approached her from behind her and... Read more →


Weekly Basket: D.C. Legislators Spend Taxpayers Money on Frivolous Trips

Lead by Example Volume XVII No. 18: April 27, 2012 People in glass houses should not throw stones. Especially when those houses are in Congress. For weeks now the public has been exposed to the excesses of the General Services Administration (GSA) antics. The conference that was intended to be "over the top" (and it was). The employee produced videos that were at best completely insensitive to the dire fiscal situation facing the nation. The nearly week long trip to Hawaii for a couple hour... Read more →


DEP URGES RESIDENTS TO CONSERVE WATER

Long-term average precipitation by month (mm/day and in/day), based on 1961-1990 data. Animated GIF. Mollweide projection. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (12/P51) TRENTON * Due to ongoing concerns about below normal precipitation, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today encouraged residents across New Jersey to take steps to conserve water, both inside the home and outside. While recent rainfall has helped ease this year’s precipitation deficits somewhat, the effects of an unusually dry winter and spring are starting to be felt across the state. “Overall our... Read more →


Philadelphia: Mayor Nutter Announces PPD’s Text Tipline

Philadelphia, April 26, 2012 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the Philadelphia Police Department’s (PPD) text tipline at yesterday’s Philly Tech Week Switch Philly event. The text tipline number is PPD TIP or 773847. Citizens can reach this tipline with any mobile device and the crime tips will be sent to the PPD, which will follow up on the information. The PPD text tipline is not for emergencies, but can be used to pass along information to police. This tipline is part of the City’s... Read more →


Gov. Scott Walker States: “Obama’s Machine Spending $60 Million to Defeat Me “ | amac.us

Posted 04/23/2012 | In The News 14 from Newsmax – by David A. Patten and Kathleen Walter - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says President Barack Obama’s political machine is pulling out all the stops to defeat him in the pivotal June 5 recall election — a race that could determine the future of many efforts around the country to curb runaway government spending. “I think you’ll see the most radical elements on the left are going to be involved in this recall, because again for... Read more →


Westville Woman Who Assaulted Boyfriend on YouTube Video Receives 4 Months in Prison

April 27, 2012 Lisa Alyounes, 26, of Summit Avenue, Westville was also ordered Friday by Camden County Superior Court Judge Ronald Freeman to undergo anger management treatment and to have no contact with the victim. Alyounes addmitted on March 1 to aggravated assault and resisting arrest. She admitted that on Nov. 29 she pushed her boyfriend from a platform onto the RiverLine tracks in the city as a train was approaching. He was not injured and the two boarded the train. While on the train,... Read more →


Energy Transfer Partners to Acquire Sunoco in $5.3 Billion Transaction

April 30, 2012 Press Release DALLAS & PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 30, 2012-- Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) and Sunoco, Inc. (NYSE: SUN) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby ETP will acquire Sunoco in a unit and cash transaction valued at $50.13 per share, or a total consideration of approximately $5.3 billion, based on ETP’s closing price on April 27, 2012. This combination will create one of the largest and most diversified energy partnerships in the country by expanding ETP’s... Read more →


Hunting and Fishing: Shark Finning Legislation, All sizzle no steak

4/27/12 Most of you know that on occasion I will send a link to my blog "Conservation Corner" when a timely topic might be of interest. These are my personal thoughts; they do not necessarily reflect the position of the NJOA, affiliated organizations or council members. I had decided not share my blog on Shark Finning legislation (S-1764) that is pending in Trenton. However, some in the animal rights community have undertaken a campaign to disparage the NJOA, and misrepresent the integrity of our organization... Read more →


Bishop Wants to Know Why You Don't Attend Mass? | cnbnews.net

by Bishop Joseph Galante When I became bishop in the Diocese of Camden in 2004, my first goal was to listen to your concerns about the future of our church. As a result, I visited all our parishes and conducted listening sessions. One regular theme I heard was how so many of us are missed every Sunday around the Eucharistic table. I heard in particular the anguish of lifelong, faith-filled Catholics, whose sons and daughters have fallen from regular practice. As a result, we’ve made... Read more →


Navy Rowing Takes Second at the Patriot League Championships | cnbnews.net

Mids win the second varsity race. Navy took second place overall with 29 points. April 29, 2012 CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. - The Navy women's rowing team took second place overall at the 2012 Patriot League Championships on Sunday in Camden County, N.J. The Mids won the second varsity eight race, placed second in the varsity four race and then took third in the varsity eight competition. In winning the varsity four and varsity eight races, Bucknell claimed the overall championship with 34 points. Navy finished... Read more →


Home Country by Slim Randles: Doc, Dud, Bert, Dewey and Steve | cnbnews.net

(cnbnews.net)Down at the sale barn Saturday, the think tank had coagulated there with coffees to go to celebrate spring. Doc and Dud had their dogs with them, while Bert and Dewey and Steve went stag. Dud tried to start a conversation, but the loudspeaker soon drove them outside, where they arrayed themselves on dropped tailgates and waited to hear what Dud had in mind. “I thought about it a lot,” Dud said, “and I wondered what the favorite part of my job was, and wondered... Read more →


Moose Skowron Honored in New York | cnbnews.net

related SPORTS BY RAYMOND ROLAK By Raymond Rolak Stan Musial welcomes Moose Skowron to the National League in a 1963 spring training game in Saint Petersburg, Florida New York-- Bill “Moose” Skowron, 81, passed recently after a lifetime connected with baseball. He had most recently been a community ambassador for the Chicago White Sox. Skowron, who had been ailing, suffered from congestive heart failure complicated by lung cancer. He had been a patient at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois. “There weren’t many better... Read more →


FACES OF DEFENSE: U.S. Army Spc. Timothy Shout and Squad in Fire Fight

04/25/2012 04:29 PM CDT U.S. Army Spc. Timothy Shout uses his weapon's scope to scan the nearby ridge following an engagement with anti-Afghan forces on Forward Operating Base Wright in Afghanistan's Kunar province, April 19, 2012. Shout is assigned to the Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar security forces. The unit took small-arms fire during a routine patrol and suppressed the enemy with the assistance from Afghan troops. Read more →


23 Juvenile Correction Officers Graduate from Sea Girt Training Academy

April 27, 2012 SEA GIRT - Badges and certificates were awarded to 23 juvenile correction officers today by the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) as it graduated its 25th class of law enforcement officers. The 7-week training course is held at the Juvenile Justice Commission Training Academy in Sea Girt. The course includes firearms training, first aid/CPR, use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED), physical training, the history of the family court and juvenile justice system in New Jersey, and defensive tactics. Deborah Edwards, Chief... Read more →


Dominicans Reflect on 50-year-lecacy of St. Martin de Porres Sainthood

(CNA/EWTN News).- Fifty years after St. Martin de Porres was canonized, two Peruvian priests from the Convent of St. Dominic in Lima where the 16th century saint lived, praised his many contributions to the Church. “His example of intimacy with God and holiness that he left us shines clearly in his virtues, such as his great humility and charity with those most in need,” Father Javier Abanto Silva, director of Radio Santa Rosa, told CNA April 20. “For us Dominicans, for us Peruvians and for... Read more →


Hamilton Township Mayor Charged with Attempted Extortion

April 26, 2012 Mayor John Bencivengo Allegedly Sought and Accepted $12,400 to Steer School District Insurance Brokerage Business April 26, 2012 TRENTON—The mayor of Hamilton Township, New Jersey surrendered this morning to FBI agents to face allegations he took $12,400 in bribes in exchange for his official influence over a health insurance brokerage contract with the township’s school district, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. John Bencivengo, 58, of Hamilton, is charged by complaint with attempted extortion under the color of official right. He is... Read more →


A Hard Look at the President - NYTimes.com

Now, though, the general election season is on, and The Times needs to offer an aggressive look at the president’s record, policy promises and campaign operation to answer the question: Who is the real Barack Obama? Many critics view The Times as constitutionally unable to address the election in an unbiased fashion. Like a lot of America, it basked a bit in the warm glow of Mr. Obama’s election in 2008. The company published a book about the country’s first African-American president, “Obama: The Historic... Read more →


11-Year- Battle Between ACLU and Veterans of Foreign War Over the Mojave Desert Cross Ends

April 26, 2012 The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California approved and signed a settlement agreement between the Department of Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to exchange one acre of land at Sunrise Rock for a donated object of equal value. The original memorial site on Sunrise Rock will move to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 385E in Barstow, Calif., so the post can restore the memorial. Litigation surrounding the Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial has been ongoing since... Read more →


3 Steps to Save Governor Scott Walker

The historic Scott Walker recall is official and underway. Bureaucrats in Wisconsin just confirmed Governor Walker will face a Democratic challenger on June 5th, and multiple polls show the race is a dead heat. That’s why the Wisconsin Recall Action Fund is critical. We were on the ground during the 2011 State Senate recalls, and we helped keep the Wisconsin Senate in Republican hands. We know how to save Scott Walker. Click Here to Watch Our New Video 3 Steps to Save Scott Walker 1)... Read more →


RUTGERS APPOINTS 22 FELLOWS TO STUDY CORPORATIONS AND THE U.S. ECONOMY

April 24, 2012 NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – As U.S. policymakers continue to discuss the role of the corporation in American society, Rutgers University continues to bring together top scholars to participate in the world’s most comprehensive fellowship program to analyze all aspects of employee ownership and profit sharing. Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), a recognized world leader in this emerging area, has appointed 22 fellows to study broad-based employee stock ownership and profit sharing in corporations, the U.S. economy and society.... Read more →


FBI Child Forensic Interviewers Part 2: Training Our Law Enforcement Partners

April 24, 2012 In a make-shift interview room in Northern Virginia, a girl was asked to describe how she became a crime victim. An older man she met on the Internet lured her into sending him nude pictures. And now an investigator was trying to build a case against the man. An actress portraying a young crime victim is interviewed during an FBI workshop on human trafficking. The exercise was designed to instruct law enforcment officers visiting from Central America on how we conduct forensic... Read more →


Mayor Nutter’s Statement on the Food Stamp Challenge « City of Philadelphia's News & Alerts

Philadelphia, April 23, 2012 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter has released the following statement on the Food Stamp Challenge, sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia: “SNAP benefits are a critical safety net for low-income and working class families, seniors, children and those struggling with the aftereffects of the Recession. Continuing cuts to a program that is already experiencing significant reductions and now adding the new asset test are unacceptable and cruel policy decisions. We need to... Read more →


Alleged Document Leaker's Trial Set for September

By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service FORT MEADE, Md., April 26, 2012 - Army Pfc. Bradley Manning will go to trial this fall to face charges that he leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents in what's believed to be the largest intelligence leak in U.S. history. Army Col. Denise Lind, the judge presiding over three days of motion hearings here, scheduled the trial to begin Sept. 21 and continue through Oct. 12. The defense will get to decide if the case will be... Read more →


JCAA’s 18th Annual Fluke Tournament, June 9- JCAA News May 2012

With New Striped Bass Category! By Paul Haertel (from Jersey Coast Anglers Association May 2012 Newsletter) JCAA’s 18th Annual Fluke Tournament will be held on June 9th, 2012. This year we will have a new striped bass category for those of you who might like to fish for both fluke and striped bass during this time of the year. However, contestants will have to enter the fluke tournament in order to be eligible to enter the optional striped bass category. Those who enter the striped... Read more →


Welcome to the World Baby Gerald J. Healey II

Patrick and Colleen Healey of Gloucester City are proud to announce the birth of their son, Gerald J. Healey II on March 27, 2012 at 7:36 PM. Jerry weighed 9 lbs 3 oz and was 21.5 inches long. Jerry is named after his late grandfather, Gerald J. Healey and we are so happy to have him join our family with big sister Katie. Jerry is the grandson of Rosemary Healey, Peter and Mary Chiovarou. We are blessed and thankful to have him in our family... Read more →


Philadelphia Streets Department Recognized for Innovative Practices

The skyline of Pennsylvania's largest city Philadelphia. Visible are Center City with the Comcast Center on the left bank of the Schuylkill River and the 30th Street Station with the Cira Centre on the right. The resolution of the original photograph is 15000*3597. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Philadelphia, April 18, 2012 – The City of Philadelphia Streets Department has been recognized for “innovative community and government initiatives” by the Corbett Administration for the implementation of BigBelly Solar compacting litter baskets and recycling containers. The baskets have... Read more →


Edwin F. Lyons, WW II Army Vet, Member of the Brooklawn United Methodist Church

Lyons, Edwin F., 89, of Brooklawn, NJ, joined his wife Doris in Heaven on April 24, 2012.Legacy A man who deeply loved his family and was guided by his faith in Christ is the legacy that Ed leaves for his family. Ed was born in Camden and raised for a short time along the Jersey Shore before settling with his family in Brooklawn around 1934 where he remained for the rest of his life. Ed proudly served in the United States Army during World War... Read more →


Mrs. Arlene Marie Joyce (nee Sacco) of Woodbury, former resident of Gloucester City

Mrs. Arlene Marie Joyce (nee Sacco), 67 of Woodbury died peacefully on April 26, 2012 with her family by her side. A former resident of Gloucester City, she graduated from Gloucester City High School Class of 1962. Arlene devoted her life and love to the care of others. She was always available for a helping hand and selflessly giving of her time and affection to nearly everyone she knew. Whether it was relaxing on the beach or testing her luck at the casinos, Arlene enjoyed... Read more →


Face of Defense: Air Force Officer Tackles NFL Dream

By Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Valencia 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., April 25, 2012 - At 6 feet, 6 inches tall and 305 pounds, Air Force 2nd Lt. Ben Garland looks more like a football player than a typical officer. Air Force 2nd Lt. Ben Garland, who's preparing to realize his dream of playing for the NFL Denver Broncos professional football team, tops off his shopping cart at the commissary on Scott Air Force Base, Ill., March 9,... Read more →


Obama Bogged Down by Scandals | eagleforum.org

April 25, 2012 by Phyllis Schlafly Increasing public disapproval of Barack Obama is based not only on his extravagant spending that hangs debt like an albatross around the necks of our children and grandchildren. He is presiding over the most scandal-ridden administration in decades, from Colombia to Las Vegas, to the Mexican border, to Solyndra, and more.The Secret Service's prostitution party in Colombia is an international embarrassment. It's not sufficient punishment that a few guilty men have been allowed to resign or retire with benefits... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: Which Vaccines Are Mandatory?

by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) We all know that the rabies vaccine is required for dogs in most cities. Recently, there has been a debate among professionals about whether the vaccine to prevent Bordetella (kennel cough) is necessary. The Merck Veterinary manual, a source of information for veterinarians, says that “Infectious tracheobronchitis is a mild self-limiting disease that results in inflammation of the upper airways transmitted by air and caused possibly but not surely by several different viruses, mainly Parainfluenza virus and also by a bacteria... Read more →


Camden Homicide Video: Can You Identify the Suspect? | cnbnews.net

related: ClearysNoteBook YouTube Channel Posted April 28, 2012 Published on Apr 27, 2012 by jlaug This fight led to a shooting that left one man dead and another injured about 5 a.m. April 27, 2012, in Camden, NJ. The participants were in a Crown Fried Chicken on Broad Street when the altercation broke out. One of the victims, seen in the video sitting in a booth to the left with another person, was not involved in the fight and was trying to leave when struck... Read more →


Op-Ed: Corbett’s Colossal Cockiness Castrates His Credibility

related: FREINDLY FIRE by Chris Freind cnbnews.net Candidate Choice Creates Calamitous Clusterf**k of Carnage “Stevie Welch sat on a wall (of cards); Stevie Welch had a great fall (winning a mere two of 67 counties). All of King (or is it Joker?) Corbett’s horses (jackasses), and all the King’s men (endorsements by 27 County Commissioners and 35 State Legislators), couldn’t put Stevie’s candidacy together again (4 of 5 Republican voters rejected the Welch-Corbett-Obama “ticket”). And so Freindly Fire’s prediction that Governor Corbett-endorsed U.S. Senate candidate... Read more →