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Down the Shore: Coast Guard Recovers One Boater in Absecon Bay

English: CGAS Atlantic City (Photo credit: Wikipedia) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard recovered a boater after the skiff he was aboard capsized in Absecon Bay in the vicinity of the Route 30 causeway bridge Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a call at approximately 3:20 a.m. from a member of the Brigantine Police Department reporting there was a capsized boat with three men aboard in Absecon Bay. Two of the men made it to shore and were located by a member of the Brigantine Police. The other man was located by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City and recovered unresponsive by the crew aboard a Response Boat - Small from station Atlantic City. The man was then transported back to the station and transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel. Related articles VIDEO RELEASE: Coast Guard rescues mother, child from... Read more →


Legion World Series on ESPN3.com

American Legion Baseball (Photo credit: Wikipedia) American Legion Baseball fans nationwide will have the opportunity to watch the 2012 Legion World Series games live in Shelby, N.C., Aug. 17-21. All 15 games will once again be streamed online on ESPN3.com. The games will be shown online and on mobile devices to Internet customers with high-speed connections from affiliated service providers. Viewing ESPN3 is free and viewers will be able to go towww.legion.org to find a direct link to ESPN3. Once there, viewers need only to register in order to watch all the games. ESPN3.com is a 24/7 online sports destination currently available in approximately 70 million homes, at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or cable-TV video subscription from an affiliated service provider. It’s also available to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel, via computers connected to on-campus and on-base networks.... Read more →


Bishops Ask Congress to Repair AFA

English: President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and senior staff, react in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, as the House passes the health care reform bill. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) June 28, 2012 Supreme Court decision does not address fundamental flaws in the law Legislation still needed to fix conscience, abortion funding, immigration problems WASHINGTON—Today the United States Supreme Court issued a decision upholding as a tax the provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires individuals to purchase a health plan—the so-called "individual mandate." For nearly a century, the Catholic bishops of the United States have been and continue to be consistent advocates for comprehensive health care reform to ensure access to life-affirming health care for all, especially the poorest and the most vulnerable.Although the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) did not participate in these cases and took no position on the specific questions... Read more →


The Affordable Care Act and Elderly Recipients | cnbnews.net

Released: 6/22/2012 12:10 PM EDT Source: George Washington University The Affordable Care Act Could Have Negative Consequences for Elderly Recipients of Long-Term Services and Supports, George Washington University Professor Says Ellen Kurtzman, Assistant Research Professor at GW School of Nursing, Co-Authors Study Examining How Three of the Law’s Provisions Affect Vulnerable Older Adults Newswise — WASHINGTON – Three provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intended to enhance care transitions and prevent avoidable outcomes for the Medicare population are found to have inadequately addressed the needs of older, vulnerable recipients of long-term services and supports, according to George Washington University School of Nursing Assistant Research Professor Ellen Kurtzman, MPH, RN, FAAN. Ms. Kurtzman was one of six authors of the paper examining the consequences of select ACA provisions on this subgroup of frail older adults. In the paper “Unintended Consequences Of Steps To Cut Readmissions And Reform Payment May Threaten... Read more →


Archdiocese of Philadelphia to close, sell Villa St. Joseph-by-the-Sea in Ventnor

VENTNOR — Priests accustomed to spending summers during their retirement at a diocese-owned Ventnor beach house will no longer be able to do so, effective Saturday. That’s when the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will close Villa St. Joseph-by-the-Sea, a 12-room stucco mansion on the Boardwalk at Princeton Avenue. Retired priests have reserved rooms there for getaways during May through October since 1963, said Frances Deibert, whose family has worked there since shortly after it opened and managed it for almost three decades. Financial difficulties forced the decision: Selling the property, which is assessed at $6.2 million, will help balance the archdiocese’s $17 million deficit. The recent conclusion of a sex abuse case will cost the church an additional $11 million, but the diocese said that is not a factor. Accessible only to staff and the retired priests with reservations there, the three-level, 1920s-era house features a chapel overlooking the ocean and... Read more →


CAGW Names NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Porker of the Month | cnbnews.net

Michael Bloomberg - Cartoon (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey) June 29, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg its June 2012 Porker of the Month for proposing a ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, food carts, movie theaters, and any other venues that receive letter grades from the city for food service. If the measure is approved by the city’s health department after a three-month comment period, which began on June 12, the ban will take effect six months after enactment and be enforced by the city’s regular restaurant inspection team, which will levy $200 fines for noncompliance. With this move, the mayor fully embraces the dubious distinction of becoming the national face of the overreaching “nanny state.” Mayor Bloomberg, who already imposed bans on trans fat and smoking in parks, has made several forays on his misguided... Read more →


OBAMACARE: SEVEN NEW TAXES ON CITIZENS EARNING LESS THAN $250,000 | breitbart.com

The first, and best known, of these seven taxes that will hit all Americans as a result of Obamacare is the Individual Mandate Tax (no longer concealed as a penalty). This provision will require a couple to pay the higher of a base tax of $1,360 per year, or 2.5% of adjusted growth income starting with lower base tax and rising to this level by 2016. Individuals will see a base tax of $695 and families a base tax of $2,085 per year by 2016. Next up is the Medicine Cabinet Tax that took effect in 2011. This tax prohibits reimbursement of expenses for over-the-counter medicine, with the lone exception of insulin, from an employee’s pre-tax dollar funded Health Saving Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA). This provision hurts middle class earners particularly hard since they earn enough to actually pay federal taxes, but not... Read more →


CELEBRITY ROSTER FOR RON “JAWS” JAWORSKI & LARRY BOWA’S SOFTBALL GAME GROWS

Camden Riversharks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Legends vs The Champions to feature players from the Phillies 1980 and 2008 World Series facing off against Philadelphia area legendary sports stars; All for charity CAMDEN, N.J. — ESPN NFL Analyst Ron Jaworski and Former Phillies Manager and MLB Network Analyst Larry Bowa will lead two star-studded celebrity teams on the softball diamond to support two area non-profits: Jaws Youth Playbook and Kisses for Kyle Foundation. Celebrity Participants include: Ron Jaworski, Larry Bowa, Steve Carlton, Dickie Noles, Marty Bystrom, Vai Sikahema, Ike Reese, Hollis Thomas, Michael Barkann, Todd Fedoruk, Brian Propp, Fred Baxter and Kathryn Scott. More additions to the celebrity roster coming in the next two weeks. The game will be played on July 11, 2012 at Campbell’s Field, home of the Camden Riversharks professional baseball team, as a prelude to the Atlantic League All-Star Game, presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue... Read more →


Joseph J. Mulderig Jr., of Bellmawr, US Post Office Employee, Member of American Legion Post 72 and VFW Post 9563

On June 27, 2012. Age 55. Of Bellmawr, NJ and formerly of Berlin, NJ. Passed away at home. JOE MULDERIG Loving son of the late Joseph J. Mulderig, Sr. and Rita M. (nee McConnell). Dear brother of Rita Toy (nee Mulderig) and her husband Edward, and Maureen Glezman (nee Mulderig) and her husband, the late Daniel Glezman. Devoted uncle to David Glezman, Patrick Glezman, Mandie Walker (fiancé of Patrick), Kathleen Toy and the late Edward. E. “Ted” Toy, Jr. Great uncle to Maclian and Rawley Glezman. Lifelong friend to Joseph Wadsworth and family of Williamstown, NJ. Joseph was born in Philadelphia, PA, raised in Berlin, NJ and was a graduate of Paul VI High School in Haddonfield, NJ. He enlisted in the Navy after high school and served for four years. Upon returning home, Joseph enrolled in Rutgers University in Camden, and left before completing for a position with the... Read more →


Don’t Be One of the 35% – See a Dog in a Hot Car, Report it!

Bucket-headed dog (Photo credit: Paul Kidd) Added by Jasmine Kleine The UK may be a nation of dog lovers, but it seems we are still putting man’s best friend at risk as a new survey released today by Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, reveals that over 66% of people have seen a dog locked in a car on a sunny day yet over a third of them did nothing about it. With temperatures easily reaching over 40 degrees in some parked vehicles, dogs could die within minutes so Dogs Trust has joined forces with the AA and the National Trust to target motorists and visitors with their “Hot Cars Can Kill Dogs” Campaign. The survey also reveals that 15% of those questioned called the police when they saw a dog locked in the car, 49% tried to alert the driver and 4% actually broke into the car... Read more →


Are Drugs for Osteoporosis Treatments Safe?

English: Logo of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2006) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) FDA Press Release Researchers at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have taken a close look at the long-term benefit of bisphosphonates, a class of medications widely prescribed to treat osteoporosis. An FDA review of clinical studies measuring the effectiveness of long-term bisphosphonates use shows that some patients may be able to stop using bisphosphonates after three to five years and still continue to benefit from their use, says Marcea Whitaker, M.D., a medical officer at FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Whitaker is one of the co-authors of the FDA review, which was published in the May 31, 2012 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. If you're one of the 44 million Americans at risk for osteoporosis—a disease in which bones become weak and are more likely to break—you may be taking bisphosphonates.... Read more →


Mount Ephraim Will Honor Fallen Firefighters who Died 10 Years Ago

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News This Fourth of July will be the 10th anniversary of a tragic July Fourth fire that stunned and saddened the residents of Mount Ephraim and Gloucester City. On July 4, 2002, a Gloucester City house fire claimed the lives of Mount Ephraim Fire Chief James Sylvester, Deputy Chief/Fire Marshall John West and Firefighter Thomas Stewart of the Gloucester City Fire Department as they tried to rescue the three Slack sisters, how also perished in the fire. Early that morning flames tore through the residence at 202 N. Broadway and then, horribly, the building collapsed on the firefighters inside as they attempted to find the youngsters. The three Slack girls that died in the fire were Alexandra, 5, and three-year-old twins Claudia and Colletta. During this June’s Mount Ephraim Board of Commissioners meeting, Fire Chief Brian Gilmore announced that this year the Gloucester City... Read more →


Which States Will Refuse Medicaid Expansion? | ProPublica.org

by Charles Ornstein ProPublica, June 28, 2012, 12:33 p.m See our interactive map of how health reform could expand Medicaid in each state. Interactive Map State-by-State: How Health Reform Could Expand Medicaid For many people without insurance, a key question raised bythe Supreme Court's decision today to uphold the Affordable Care Act is whether states will decline to participate in the law's big Medicaid expansion. Although the court upheld the law's mandate requiring individuals to buy insurance, the justices said the act could not force states to expand Medicaid to millions by threatening to withhold federal funding. Republican leaders of some states already are saying they are inclined to say thanks, but no thanks. Tom Suehs, the Texas Health and Human Services Executive commissioner whose state could cover an additional 1.8 million people by 2019, praised the court for giving "states more ability to push back against a forced expansion... Read more →


Black Conservatives Disappointed by Supreme Court's ObamaCare Decision

Washington, DC - Black conservatives with the Project 21 leadership network are disappointed by today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "ObamaCare." Project 21 spokeswoman Dr. Elaina George, a board-certified otolaryngologist, said: "By upholding ObamaCare, the Supreme Court ignored the Constitution. It placed corporate interests and profits, along with government control, above the needs of doctors and patients. This decision virtually guarantees the destruction of the doctor-patient relationship, and -- along with it -- individualized health care, innovation and access while it perpetuates the worst aspects of our medical system." Dr. George added: "Because of the mandate, Americans will be forced to pay for a system that will increase costs for patients, remove health care decisions from both the doctor and the patient and lead to rationing. It changes health care as we know it into a system based... Read more →


CCAGW STATEMENT ON OBAMACARE

June 28, 2012(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). “The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare based on the individual mandate’s classification as a tax is a distressing blow to taxpayers. The ruling undermines President Obama’s 2009 assertion that his health care law was ‘not a tax’ and makes it clear that he tried to deceive the American people in order to get the bill passed by Congress. Now, Obamacare represents the single largest tax increase on young people in the nation’s history. When English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House Español: Barack Obama firmando la Ley de Protección al Paciente y Cuidado de Salud Asequible en la Casa Blanca... Read more →


NJ Policy Perspective: The Affordable Care Act Will Help Fix New Jersey’s Health Care Problem

Major Victory for New Jerseyans: New Jersey will have the tools to tackle its health care problem as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, as the attached analysis by New Jersey Policy Perspective shows. “All New Jerseyans scored a major victory today. For the first time, everyone now has a right to high quality, affordable comprehensive health coverage and will no longer have to worry about going bankrupt to pay for medical bills,” said Raymond Castro, senior policy analyst for New Jersey Policy Perspective. “Many New Jerseyans who don’t have health insurance will now be able to get it, while people who already have employer-based insurance will no longer have to worry about losing health coverage if they lose their job, as so many have. It also greatly benefits New Jersey’s small businesses, which increasingly have been dropping unaffordable insurance plans for their... Read more →


Diocese of Camden: Nonpublic School Technology Initiative

Jun 27, 2012 10:15 am | mdantonio@camdendiocese.org (Maria D'Antonio) Catholic Schools need help in asking Governor Christie NOT to redline the full restoration of the Nonpublic School Technology Initiative in the final version of the FY '13 Budget. The Nonpublic School Technology Initiative was first removed from the Budget by Governor Corzine and has remained completely out of the Budget for the last two subsequent budget cycles. Governor Christie restored 50% of the amount ($20.00 per pupil) in his State Budget for FY ’13. The FY ’13 budget restores the entire $40.00 amount for the Nonpublic School Technology Initiative. The Technology Initiative has been important over the years to Catholic schools and the loss of this money at the rate of $40.00 per pupil has a significant negative impact. To email Governor Christie with requests, please use his webform: http://nj.gov/governor/contact/ Read more →


AVALON CELEBRATES JULY 4TH WITH SYMPHONY CONCERT, FIREWORKS

press release (Avalon, NJ)—The Borough of Avalon is getting ready for the biggest July 4th celebration in South Jersey. Avalon will host five full days of big events throughout the community, including a free world-class symphony concert and the largest fireworks display along the New Jersey coastline. A major highlight of the July 4th week in Avalon will be a free patriotic concert presented by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony on Wednesday, July 4th, at 7:00pm. The concert will be held inside the Avalon Community Hall at 30th Street and the beach. No tickets are needed for this concert and seating will be done on a first come, first served basis. This year’s Bay-Atlantic Symphony concert is entitled “Quest and Delights of Freedom” and includes selections from Verdi, Anderson, Sousa, and Tchaikovsky. Dr. Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., the President of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, will serve as guest conductor.... Read more →


One Soldier Killed, Two Wounded in Fort Bragg Shooting

Soldiers from the XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C., sit aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airplane from the 16th Airlift Squadron, before a non-tactical proficiency jump at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. This photo appeared on www.army.mil. by Staff Sgt. Jacob Bailey July 14, 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Fort Bragg Public Affairs FORT BRAGG, N.C., June 28, 2012 - A soldier is dead and two others are wounded following a shooting incident here today. During a 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade unit safety briefing, a soldier shot another member of the unit and then turned the weapon on himself. The shooter was injured and is in custody. A third soldier who was in the area was also slightly wounded in the shooting. "This is a tragedy for our community. We don't yet know the reasons for the shooting, but are working with the unit and the affected Families... Read more →


Independent Women: Supreme Court Ruling Gives Congress Unlimited Powers over the Republic

Fellow Patriot, The Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Constitutionality of ObamaCare sets a disturbing and dangerous precedent. Their ruling in effect confirms that there are no limitations whatsoever on the powers of Congress. To use the now-famous example from the oral arguments in this case, if Congress wished to mandate that everyone buy and eat broccoli, the Court has essentially ruled today that they have such a power. Just as dangerously, ObamaCare takes control of people’s health care decisions out of the hands of doctors and patients and puts them instead into the hands of unaccountable government bureaucrats. By making doctors answerable ultimately to the government and not to their patients, this threatens to corrupt the very foundation of medical ethics. It is clear that, irrespective of the intentions of those who passed this law, the Act will impair access, increase costs, reduce choice, cripple innovation, and diminish quality of... Read more →


La Salle Promotes Ally Kenney to Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

La Salle Explorers Basketball athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA - Ally Kenney, who has spent the last six years playing and coaching for La Salle head women’s soccer coach Paul Royal, has been promoted to the top assistant for the team, it was announced today. After graduating from La Salle in 2010, Kenney spent a season with the team as a volunteer assistant before being named a full-time assistant in 2011. “We're incredibly excited about the promotion of Ally Kenney to our top assistant position,” said Royal. “Ally has already accomplished so much in her first year; she led our backline to be recognized as one of the nation’s best defenses and oversaw our student-athlete’s exceptional performance in the classroom.” In her first year as a full-time assistant the Washington Twp., N.J. native helped catapult the Explorer’s to the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament bid after going undefeated during the... Read more →


NJ Citizen Action statement regarding Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act

Highland Park, NJ - Upon hearing the decision of the United States Supreme Court regarding President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, NJ Citizen Action released the following statement: “We are elated that the Supreme Court sided with the constitution and consumers on this case,” said Jeff Brown, spokesman for NJ Citizen Action. “While many are going to rightly say that this ruling was a victory for the President, the real winners are the 30 million Americans who will now be guaranteed access to quality and affordable health coverage, and the countless others who will get better value for their existing coverage.” “The Affordable Care Act, at its core, is a law that takes our healthcare decisions out of insurance company board rooms, and puts them back at the kitchen table and doctor’s office where they belong,” said Brown. “The Affordable Care Act has already had a profoundly positive impact on the... Read more →


STATEMENT OF NJGOP CHAIRMAN SAMUEL RAIA ON SUPREME COURT AFC DECISION

June 28, 2012 TRENTON – Today, the New Jersey Republican Party issued the following statement from Chairman Samuel Raia in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act: “Today, the Supreme Court confirmed what most American’s knew from the beginning and what President Obama did his best to deny, that Obamacare is in fact a tax on the middle class. As Governor Christie said today, individual governors are in the best position to decide what works for the people of their state and this law tremendously erodes that ability. Today's decision changes nothing about the basic facts of Obamacare – it is bad public policy that imposes crushing taxes on our economy, families, and small businesses. We must now turn our energy and focus to not only defeating President Obama in November, but electing Republicans who will work to repeal Obamacare, grow our economy, and get people... Read more →


STATEMENT OF SENATOR AND CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATE JOE KYRILLOS ON SUPREME COURT DECISION

June 28, 2012 Middletown, June 28...State Senator and Candidate for U.S. Senate Joe Kyrillos released the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. "Today’s Supreme Court decision may have confirmed the constitutionality of the legislation, but one fact remains: the massive, expensive health care overhaul voted for by Senator Menendez is bad policy. Government run healthcare spends money we don't have, loots Medicare, limits patient choice, and continues to place a cloud of uncertainty over our economy. Congress can and must repeal and replace it with more sensible reforms like providing coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. Here in New Jersey, we've seen how the Corzine-Menendez pattern of raising taxes, spending more and leaving the bills to future generations does not work- it left us nearly bankrupt. We need change in Washington. Real, meaningful change. The same kind of change Governor... Read more →


U.S. Supreme Court Affirms the Largest Tax Hike in American History

Washington D.C. (June 28th, 2012) -- In a 5-4 decision with Chief Justice Roberts aligning with the liberals on the court and Justice Kennedy siding with conservatives, the individual mandate within Obamacare was upheld, not as a provision protected by the Commerce Clause, but rather as a massive $1 trillion tax on working class Americans. TVC president Andrea Lafferty released the following statement in the wake of the decision: “The U.S. Supreme Court has now told Americans what policy makers in Washington have known for over two years. Obamacare is a $1 trillion dollar tax hike on lower and middle class Americans. “Americans need to understand what has just occurred. At a stroke, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the nationalization of 18% of the United States economy, raised taxes by $1 trillion dollars, and jeopardized the American experiment through the most reckless and invasive legislation our generation has experienced.... Read more →


White House: What the Supreme Court's ruling means for your health care

Today, the Supreme Court issued a historic ruling: They upheld the Affordable Care Act and ensured that millions of American families will have access to health care and protection from the worst abuses of the insurance industry. Lots of people have questions about the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court's decision, and their health care coverage. We've pulled together the most useful information -- including President Obama's remarks after the announcement -- at WhiteHouse.gov: Watch the video and get the facts here. Because the law has an impact on so many Americans, it's important to understand its basic parts. We've also put together a list of facts about the Affordable Care Act. Will you give it a read, and then pass it on? Read more →


Gloucester City School Board Spends $367,000 to Purchase Computers for Teachers and Students

By Anne Forline Gloucester City News The Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) recognized Thomas Gray Stewart Jr. by awarding him a high school diploma through the “Operation Recognition” program during last week’s meeting. The program, a joint venture through the NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) and the Department of Education, awards high school diplomas to veterans who left high school to serve in the military. Superintendent Paul Spaventa noted that Stewart is a Vietnam Veteran who entered the service on October 31, 1968. Stewart had previously been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Devices. In other business, Spaventa also spoke about the construction of the proposed new middle school between Market Street and Jersey Avenue. He said the School Development Authority (SDA) had visited the site to make inspections and that the education specifications and... Read more →


Video: Horrific Traffic Accident in Russia | cnbnews.net

Here’s dashcam footage of a horrific car accident that took place on June 20 in Russia. At about the 1:00-minute below, a Volvo truck lost control due to failure of its break system and crashed head on with another truck. From there, we see a chain reaction of explosions and collisions. Bread and fruit spill [...] Posted by Chris Monty on June 24th 2012 related: ClearysNoteBook YouTube Channel Related articles VIDEO: Take a Stand Against Bullying | cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Letter to the Editor: FREEDOM PIER PRIDE | CNBNEWS.NET (gloucestercitynews.net) Read more →


Hunting and Fishing: Upcoming Outdoor Event for Women | cnbnews.net

The Reading Ridge Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host a Women in the Outdoors event on July 21 &22nd, 2012 at Pheasant Valley Farm in Robesonia, PA. This is a “Pitch A Tent” event. Bring your tents and camp out with us. Classes being offered are Dog Training, Shotgun, Archery and more! Enjoy the outdoors and meet ladies that have the same interests! Pre-registration is required for this event. Registration can be done by going to www.womenintheoutdoors.org, and then clicking on “PA WITO Event Manager Calendar” and then searching the calendar. A beneficial partnership between the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Pennsylvania Game Commission helps provide outdoor opportunities such as this to women in the Keystone State. The Pennsylvania Game Commission recognizes a high interest level in the outdoors among women in the state and wants to provide more opportunities to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. Since... Read more →


New Study Identifies Military Veterans with Aggression | cnbnews.net

Released: 6/22/2012 8:00 AM EDT Embargo expired: 6/25/2012 12:00 AM EDT Source: University of North Carolina School of Medicine Newswise — CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A national survey identifies which U.S. military veterans may be at most risk of aggression after deployment and what strategies could potentially help reduce likelihood of violence when service members return home. The study examined protective factors that are important in preventing violence, including employment, meeting basic needs, living stability, social support, spiritual faith, ability to care for oneself, perceived self-determination, and resilience (ability to adapt to stress). Veterans with these factors in place were 92 percent less likely to report severe violence than veterans who did not endorse these factors. The majority of veterans (over three-quarters of those studied) did endorse most of these protective factors and thus posed a low threat of violence. These findings are reported in an article published June 25,... Read more →


Go Online to Get Your Pet Adoption Started in Gloucester County

(Clayton, NJ) – Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Adam J. Taliaferro announced today that people interested in adopting a pet from the Gloucester County Animal Shelter can now go online and complete their pre-adoption application electronically via the county’s website. “We are always looking for new ways to make the pet adoption process easier and now people can electronically submit their pre-adoption application online so that when they are ready to adopt they can already be pre-approved by the Shelter,” stated Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger. The pre-adoption application must be completed before any individual can interact with an animal at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter. The pre-adoption process usually takes three to four days before it is completed. “We are trying to educate the public that the process of adopting a pet from our shelter is a little more in-depth than walking in and picking out a... Read more →


Blake Schmit American Legion Player of the Year | cnbnews.net

Hall of Fame Senior Vice President Bill Haase (left) and the Department of Missouri National Vice Commander Dave Voyles (right) present Blake Schmit with the Player of the Year award. The moment Eden Prairie, Minn., won the 2011 American Legion Baseball World Series in Shelby, N.C., Blake Schmit walked off the field with a championship title and a new status — the first player in Legion history to have earned two major Legion Baseball awards. Schmit, who played shortstop for Eden Prairie, was awarded the James F. Daniel Jr. Memorial Sportsmanship award in 2010, and the George W. Rulon American Legion Player of the Year last fall after his team’s 13-inning win against Tupelo, Miss. Schmit received his Player of the Year award on June 16 during the Hall of Fame Classic game at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, N.Y. The annual event is hosted by the National Baseball Hall of... Read more →


Face of Defense: Marine Bonds With Son Through Martial Arts

By Marine Corps Cpl. Bruno J. Begg 2nd Marine Logistics Group CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., June 27, 2012 – Finding the time to bond with your kids can be challenging in the highly demanding life of a Marine. Marine Corps Sgt. James W. Bridger gives advice to his son, Christian, before a North American Grappling Association tournament in Hampton, Va., June 23, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bruno J. Bego . But Marine Corps Sgt. James W. Bridger, a combat engineer with 2nd Marine Logistics Group’s 8th Engineer Support Battalion and a member of the Lejeune Grappling Team since September 2011, bonds with his eldest son, Christian, through martial arts. “It started by just coming home and watching [Ultimate Fighting Championship] fights on TV with my son,” Bridger said. “Eventually it came around to where I would come back home and he would be in the room at 3... Read more →


Bill Donohue comments on President Obama’s religion problem:

The more people get to know the president, the more they disbelieve him when he says he’s a Christian. It does not exaggerate to say there’s never been anything like this in presidential politics. In March 2008, a Pew Research Center poll showed that 47 percent of the public said presidential-candidate Barack Obama was a Christian; 12 percent said he was Muslim and 36 percent said, “Don’t Know.” More than two years later, in August 2010, when asked about President Obama’s religion, only 34 percent believed he was a Christian; those thinking he was Muslim grew to 18 percent, and 43 percent said, “Don’t Know.” The latest Gallup poll, released June 22, finds that he’s still regarded by only 34 percent as a Christian; 11 percent say he’s Muslim, and 44 percent say, “Don’t Know.” The comparison with Mitt Romney is striking: a 2007 Pew Research Center survey found that... Read more →


New Jersey Policy Perspective: AFA Will Fix NJ Health Care Problems

New Jersey will have the tools to tackle its health care problem as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, an analysis by New Jersey Policy Perspective shows . “All New Jerseyans scored a major victory today. For the first time, everyone now has a right to high quality, affordable comprehensive health coverage and will no longer have to worry about going bankrupt to pay for medical bills,” says Raymond Castro, senior policy analyst for New Jersey Policy Perspective. “Many New Jerseyans who don’t have health insurance will now be able to get it, while people who already have employer-based insurance will no longer have to worry about losing health coverage if they lose their job, as so many have. It also greatly benefits New Jersey’s small businesses, which increasingly have been dropping unaffordable insurance plans for their employees.” Nearly 1 million New Jerseyans... Read more →


Attention Mount Ephraim Residents |cnbnews.net

published in the Gloucester City News June 21 issue Dear Mt. Ephraim Parents And Residents: As members of the Board of Education (BOE) and residents of Mount Ephraim, we feel that it is our responsibility to be sure children in Mt. Ephraim receive an outstanding education, to be prudent with your tax dollars, and to act fairly regarding staff contracts. We all gladly volunteer our time which includes not only meetings but training required by the State of NJ. The contract for the teachers of the Mt. Ephraim Education Association (MEEA) expired June 30, 2011. The BOE and the MEEA met on several occasions to discuss non-salary provisions of a new contract. The MEEA requested mediation to which the BOE agreed. During the final mediation meeting, salary increases were discussed. The MEEA made a proposal and the BOE countered. At that point the MEEA requested to go to the next... Read more →


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English: United States Supreme Court building in Washington D.C., USA. Front facade. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) UPDATE 10:36AM OBAMACARE AFTER THE COURT The policy landscape will change dramatically after 10 a.m. today. If the Supreme Court does not strike down Obamacare in its entirety, Congress should move to repeal it. Americans support repeal of the health care law, as they have demonstrated in more than 100 polls since it passed in 2010. The infamous individual mandate is only the beginning of the problems Americans face under this law. Most importantly, Americans need real health care reform, and we need to begin moving toward a patient-friendly system where people have the freedom to choose the care that is best for them. Beyond the Individual Mandate Over the past two years, Heritage has laid out the flawed policies of Obamacare, including the individual mandate to purchase health insurance, which is at the center... Read more →


Paulsboro Boys & Girls Club mural unveiling

Prosecutor Sean Dalton Young members of the Paulsboro Boys and Girls Club have expressed their idea of community in the form of a large mosaic mural to be unveiled in its permanent place on the outside of the club building on Penn Line Road at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 28. Attending the unveiling will be Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton, whose office awarded the club a grant for mural materials and the assistance of Philadelphia artist Karen Stone, who worked with club members and Paulsboro High School students on the project. Others who contributed labor, material and inspiration: Comcast, with 50 Day of Service volunteers who landscaped with plants and shrubs; Rutgers Master Gardeners, Gloucester County landscape architect Alan Koch; Woodbury Kiwanis Club, the Gloucester County Arts Council and the Restorative Justice Group of the Juvenile Justice Commission. Related articles South Jersey Port Corp is Seeking RFI | cnbnews.net... Read more →


DEP AND NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PARTNER IN BATTLE AGAINST MOSQUITOES

Copepods latest tool used to fight mosquitoes (12/P72) TRENTON - With conditions ripe for mosquito breeding in standing water around New Jersey, the Departments of Agriculture and Environmental Protection are once again teaming up to release a tiny, shrimp-like crustacean with a hearty appetite for mosquito larvae. Macrocyclops albidus, commonly known as copepods, is being bred in large numbers at the Department of Agriculture's Philip Alampi Beneficial Insect Rearing Laboratory in West Trenton, and is one tool used by the DEP's Mosquito Control Program to fight disease-spreading mosquitoes. New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher and Bob Kent, administrator of DEP's Office of Mosquito Control Coordination, visited Cape May County on Friday for the latest release of the copepods. "This is one of a variety of tools employed by DEP and the Department of Agriculture to help towns and counties across the state battle mosquito infestation,'' said DEP Commissioner Bob... Read more →


Bellmawr Residents will have a Choice in Upcoming Election

PRIMARY RESULTS BRING CHANGE (Editor’s note: In the Bellmawr Democratic Primary, Steven B. Hagerty and Stephen M. Sauter defeated Robert P. Mortka and Louis P. Di Angelo for two seats on Bellmawr Borough Council). Based off June's primary election results, Bellmawr residents will have an opportunity to elect a new member on November 6. It is great to see another person being afforded an opportunity to serve on Borough Council. Hopefully, such continued, serious change will occur. Current incumbent Council members need to understand the importance of reducing expenses: thereby, lowering property taxes and not increasing taxes as they previously announced at April and May's Council meetings. Since I have attended each Council meeting this year, no presentation was provided to residents as to why a tax increase was occurring. As a result, Council Meetings should be posted on line for residents, cost cents per dollar information should also be... Read more →


Mrs. Mary Jo Dillo, formerly of Brooklawn, Retired Campbell Soup Clerk | cnbnews.net

Mary Jo DiLullo, 62, of Cape Coral died June 15, 2012, at Health Park Medical Center, Fort Myers,. She was born Dec. 7, 1949, in Camden, N.J., a child of John Milford and Alice T. (Rowand) Grasmick Sr. A resident of Cape Coral for the past 15 years, she previously lived in Brooklawn, N.J., and was employed as a file clerk for Campbell Soup Company, Camden, N,J. She is survived by her husband, Russell L. DiLullo; her son, Donald W. (Amanda) Grasmick Sr. of Smyrna, Del.; her grandson, Donald W. Grasmick Jr. of Mullica Hill, N.J.; her brother, John M. (Karen) Grasmick Jr. of Franklin Township, N.J.; and her sisters, Lora Balanetsky of Grenloch, N.J., Jane (Dennis) Emick of Williamstown, N.J., and Ruth (Joseph Sr.) Durham of Cape Coral. A funeral was held today, June 27, at 6 p.m., in the Chapel of Affordable Cremations and Horizon Funeral Home, 1605... Read more →


Obama Unmasked Over Time by “Gaffes” | amac.org

Posted 06/21/2012 | AMAC Authors, Opinion 0 By: Christopher G. Adamo - The liberal media is in full damage control mode, owing to Barack Obama’s latest blunder. Assessing the nation’s ongoing economic struggles during a June 8 press conference, he flatly stated “The private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local governments.” It must be understood here that the real blunder was not his completely reversed portrayal of the abysmal private sector business climate in comparison to the realm of government jobs. Rather, it was the fact that he let this very telling bit of information slip, and thus revealed yet another bit of evidence marking him as a classic statist. America immediately reacted to his comment with shock and outrage, since it not only reflects an inherent indifference to the struggles of common citizens on Main Street, but... Read more →


Should You Put Sunscreen on Infants? Not Usually | cnbnews.net

FDA CONSUMER'S NEWS Cover Up Sun Safety Tips for Infants You're at the beach, slathered in sunscreen. Your 5-month-old baby is there, too. Should you put sunscreen on her? Not usually, according to Hari Cheryl Sachs, M.D., a pediatrician at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "The best approach is to keep infants under 6 months out of the sun," Sachs says, "and to avoid exposure to the sun in the hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when ultraviolet (UV) rays are most intense." Sunscreens are recommended for children and adults. What makes babies so different? For one thing, babies' skin is much thinner than that of adults, and it absorbs the active, chemical ingredients in sunscreen more easily, explains Sachs. For another, infants have a high surface-area to body-weight ratio compared to older children and adults. Both these factors mean that an infant's exposure to the chemicals in... Read more →


Andrews Unveils Plan to Keep Military Call Center Jobs in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Andrews announced his plan to keep U.S. military call-center jobs from being sent overseas. Congressman Andrews wrote the bill as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013(NDAA) that would ensure that customer service hotlines that are operated under any branch of the military will be based entirely in the U.S. Rep. Andrews’ plan would make sure that all staff for programs like TRICARE, the military’s healthcare service, will be located in the America and staffed by U.S. citizens. While it is necessary to cut spending to rein in our national debt and deficit, it is also vital to protect and strengthen our commitment to American jobs, veterans, and service members. “As more businesses are sending call center jobs overseas, we want our military to be a shining exception to this regrettable trend by employing a hotline staff of American workers,” said Congressman Andrews.... Read more →


Gloucester City News Headlines for June 28 issue

Gloucester City Girl Scouts Prepare July Fourth Float Mount Ephraim School Board Selects Interim Chief Administrator Mary Bray School Young Consumers Enjoy Shop-Rite Visit Bittersweet Graduation For Ross And Bell Oaks School Related articles Gloucester Catholic Alumnus Tom Ward Hole in One! | cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Change on the Horizon for Post Offices in the South Jersey Area | cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) This Just In: Joe Rafferty Named Superintendent of the Gloucester City School District | cnbnews (gloucestercitynews.net) Uwishunu's Philly 101: Marnie Old, Sommelier and Beer Expert | cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Gloucester City School Budget Goes Up $1.7 Million | cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Arrest Warrant Issued for the Former Treasurer of the Gloucester City Swim Club -cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Gloucester City Board of Education Approves Change in Annual School Election | cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Presidential Voter Projections | cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) LOOKING FOR THE BEETLE? Dept. of Agriculture to Survey Gloucester City-cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) Where's Jack? West Deptford... Read more →


Megan Haughey Named Head Women’s Basketball Coach

HOBOKEN, N.J. (June 26, 2012) – After an extensive nationwide search, Megan Haughey (Pittstown, N.J.) has been named the head women’s basketball coach at Stevens Institute of Technology. Stevens Director of Athletics Russell Rogers (Branchburg, N.J.) announced the news on Tuesday. Haughey will take over a Stevens program that has won two of the past four Empire 8 Conference Championships. “We are excited to welcome Megan as our new women’s basketball coach,” said Rogers. “Her thorough preparation and knowledge of Stevens during the interview process was impressive. Megan is going to be a great fit in our athletic department and a valuable mentor for our student-athletes. I look forward to working with her.” Prior to her arrival at Castle Point, Haughey was the assistant women’s basketball coach at DeSales University for the past three seasons. Under her tutelage, the Bulldogs won back-to-back Freedom Conference Titles in 2010 and 2011 and... Read more →


MANASQUAN: Coast Guard responds to ill man aboard charter boat | CNBNEWS.NET

(JUNE 25) MANASQUAN, N.J. ─ The Coast Guard responded to an ill 47-year-old man aboard a 97-foot charter vessel approximately 20 miles east of the Shark River Inlet here Monday, J. Assisted was Ron Jackson. A crewmember from the charter boat Golden Eagle, contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at about 11 p.m. via VHF-FM radio reporting Jackson was ill and needed medical care. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet arrived on scene and transferred an emergency medical technician, from the station, aboard the Golden Eagle. The MLB crew then escorted the Golden Eagle and its crew to a marina in Belmar, the boat’s homeport. Jackson’s care was transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel. “The Golden Eagle crew did a great job in responding to an at-sea emergency. The swift action of the crew made the situation run smoothly until the Coast Guard arrived,” said Petty... Read more →


New Jersey Citizen Action Applauds Expected Passage of the “Millionaire’s Tax” and Other Budget Priorities

New Jersey Citizen Action today applauds the expected passage of a package of bills surrounding the Fiscal Year 2013 budget. These bills, including the “Millionaire’s Tax,” the immediate full restoration of New Jersey’s earned income tax credit, and a bill to restore state funding for family planning, are all associated with the Legislature’s 2013 budget proposal. “For the past two years Governor Christie has repeatedly valued tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% of New Jerseyans over the programs the middle class needs,” said Phyllis Salowe-Kaye, Executive Director. “Today the New Jersey Senate and Assembly will do the right thing by passing a responsible budget that promotes tax fairness and invests in a sustainable future for all New Jerseyans – not just the rich.” “The Democrats have put forth a budget that stands in stark contrast to the Governor’s proposal, which relies on gimmicks and ‘one-shot’ deals to pay for a... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: FREEDOM PIER PRIDE | CNBNEWS.NET

I for one am thrilled to see the development of Freedom Pier. Unfortunately, people have already vandalized it by breaking lanterns along the walking path and ripping the trash disposals doors off. Also, the red-brick walking path that was designed for people to enjoy has now become a chalkboard for little ones. Now, with summer upon us, people are fishing from the pier leaving their gear and bait everywhere. It has been reported that people have actually been using the tops of the trash receptacles as bait cutting boards. Gloucester City has supplied a sufficient fishing pier on the river for those who wish to fish, “Freedom Pier” was never intended for this purpose. Although it should be each citizen’s individual responsibility to show some pride for their home town, there are obviously those who do not respect the efforts put forth to make improvements to the community. Therefore, if... Read more →