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January 2013

American Legion Against Obama's Immigration Proposal | cnbnews.net

source AMERICAN LEGION "A bad sequel" is how American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz described President Obama’s proposal to grant amnesty to people who are in the United States illegally. "Whether it’s called ‘Pathway to Citizenship’ or some other euphemism, it’s still amnesty," Koutz said. "It didn’t work when President Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and it will be even more disastrous if we repeat that mistake again." Reagan’s... Read more →


NCAA NEWS SNIPPETS | NCAA.COM

• JANUARY 31 2013 The No. 25 Delaware women’s basketball team will be looking to extend their winning streak to 12 games atGeorgia State on Thursday night. After a slow start to the season mostly due to All-American Elena Delle Donnemissing six of the Blue Hens’ first seven games while recovering from Lyme Disease, Delaware has reeled off 11 consecutive victories and has a perfect 7-0 mark in Colonial Athletic Association play. The Hens are... Read more →


NORAD Jets Prepare to Protect Super Bowl Skies | cnbnews.net

English: OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE -- Two F-15 Eagles from the Massachusetts Air National Guard's 102nd Fighter Wing fly a combat air patrol mission over New York City in support of Operation Noble Eagle. North American Aerospace Defense Command has more than 100 ANG and Air Force Reserve fighters from 26 locations providing homeland defense, with another 100 fighters backing them up. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Bill Ramsay) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) From a... Read more →


Catherine "Cass" M. Farley, of Gloucester City, Battled Breast Cancer for 14 Years | cnbnews.net

Catherine "Cass" M. Farley (June 29, 1956 - January 27, 2013) Once diagnosed with breast cancer over a decade ago, Catherine "Cass" Farley never gave up. 14 years, she never complained, maintaining a brave and cheerful outlook of an optimistic future. She grew up in Gloucester City as part of a large, extended family. Cass was a shy, sweet, artistic, and affectionate child who matured into a fabulous, beautiful and wise woman. To her numerous... Read more →


AMAC: Whatever Happened to Truth?

Posted 01/25/2013 | We The People by Michael Duncan - What has happened to the truth? During what was meant to be a Senate interrogation concerning the security failure in Benghazi, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton declares, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” as she references the attack that left four American men dead – killed at the hands of terrorists. Well… I’d like to answer that question. At this point, Madam Secretary,... Read more →


YOUR MONEY; Governor Approves $2.2 MILLION IN TRAIL GRANTS

JANUARY 31, 2013-- TRENTON - The Christie Administration has approved nearly $2.2 million in grants for projects that will develop and improve passive and motorized trails across the state, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. Among the passive recreational trail projects funded are a scenic CRRNJ Terminal in Liberty State Park, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty ferry slips in foreground. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) hiking trail on Pennsauken's Petty's Island, creation of... Read more →


Exercises for Pain Free Hands

Posted 01/25/2013 | Health & Fitness, In The News 3 Your hands perform countless small and large tasks each day — from pouring coffee, brushing teeth, and buttoning shirts to raking leaves or kneading bread. But aching hands can transform the simplest task into a painful ordeal. Hands can hurt for a variety of reasons, from the mechanical to the neurological. Arthritis — which affects one in five American adults — and other persistent joint... Read more →


Gloucester City High School Senior Brett Kraft To Enter US Naval Academy

United States Naval Academy Coat of Arms. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Kaitlyn Gurcik Gloucester City News Gloucester City High School Senior Brett Kraft, nominated by U.S. Congressman Robert Andrews (D-1), has been accepted to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Brett is a member of the varsity soccer, swim, and track teams, as well as serving as class president for all your years. Also, he was the Prom King and King Lion. In... Read more →


Winged Foot named to host 2020 US Open

NEW YORK (AFP) January 28, 2013, 1:12:46 PM EST Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP/File A general-view of the 18th green during the final round of the 2006 US Open Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club on June 18, 2006 in Mamaroneck, New York. Winged Foot Golf Club in suburban Mamaroneck was named host of the 2020 US Open on Monday by the US Golf Association, marking the sixth time the club has hosted the major championship. Winged... Read more →


Frank Wunsch Re-Elected Chairman of the Gloucester City Planning Board

By Linda Boker-Angelo Gloucester City News Several members of the Gloucester City Planning/Zoning Board were sworn in during last week’s re-organization meeting. Board Solicitor Anthony Costa administered the Oath of Office to the following individuals: Jack Murphy (Mayor’s Designee), term expiring December 2013; Adrianne Parant, term expiring December 2013; Councilman Bruce Parry, term expiring December 2013; Frank Wunsch, term expiring December 2016; Nicholas Marchese, term expiring December 2014; Bette Wills (Alternate 2), term expiring December... Read more →


Mount Ephraim School Board Welcomes Superintendent Leslie Koller

By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News The Mount Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) reorganization meeting was the first for new Superintendent of Schools Leslie Koller. It was also the first meeting for new School Board members Deena Noonan and Catherine Diane Vilardo, who were sworn in by Business Administrator Melissa Raywood. The November School Election results were certified by the County Clerk and revealed the following number of votes for the three unopposed candidates:... Read more →


Philadelphia History: January 29, 1737 Thomas Paine’s Birthday

By Adrian Tawfik Plaque honoring Thomas Paine at 10 rue de l’Odéon, Paris The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. - Thomas Paine January 29, 1737 is Thomas Paine’s birthday and it is a good deed to remember his life and work. He was a British man who was a central character in the American and French Revolutions on the side of democracy and human... Read more →


AMAC: Prepare For the Mid-Term Elections or Beware the Consequences

Posted 01/25/2013 | AMAC In Action, AMAC In The Media If Democrats win both houses of Congress in 2014, the country will take a sharp left turn toward socialism - BOHEMIA, NY, Jan 25 – “Never have mid-term elections meant so much for the future of our country than the ones coming up in 2014. If the powerful Obama political machine takes over both houses of Congress, be prepared to take a sharp left turn... Read more →


Gloucester City News January 31 Headlines

Seminars To Buy A House In Gloucester City Slated Business Groups Wants To Rebuild Gloucester City’s Commercial Base Bellmawr Borough Improves Roads, Signage Over Winter Holiday Bellmawr Man Lives Out His Dream By Training Pitchers Related articles Change on the Horizon for Post Offices in the South Jersey Area | cnbnews.net GLOUCESTER CITY NEWS 2012 Year In Review (Part 1) Public Packs Bellmawr Borough Council Reorganization Meeting Bellmawr Fireman Accused of Stealing $37000 / Cbs3... Read more →


Video: Journalist Hassled by Mayor Bloomberg Because of Gun Control Question

JANUARY 28,2013--In an explosive exchange outside the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., security guards for billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accosted senior Talk Radio Network investigative reporter Jason Mattera when he asked the mayor about his strong support for gun control. via www.breitbart.com Related articles Mayor Bloomberg: Guns for Me, Not for You NRA: SURVEY REVEALS NRA MEMBERS UNITED | cnbnews.net Video: Because of Massacre Liberals Calls for Stricter Gun... Read more →


Preaching to the Choir on Housing by Nicole Gelinas - City Journal

28 January 2013 At last Thursday night’s mayoral debate on housing policy at an East New York church, Joseph Lhota, the Republican newcomer to the race, distinguished himself by being quiet. The housing forum showed how hard it is to run for mayor by talking to everyone, and how politically brave one has to be to try. The hosts and the questioners accepted as fact that New York faces an affordable-housing crisis and that it’s... Read more →


OBITUARY: Theodore E. (Pudd) Pearce, age 69, of Gloucester City | cnbnews.net

PEARCE Theodore E. (Pudd) On January 22, 2013, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 69. He was the beloved son of the late Leo and Doris Pearce and dear brother of Leo, Edward (Pam) and Dennis Pearce, Dianne Panagos (Jim) and the late John and Deborah Pearce. He will also be missed by his good friend Tom Carlin. Mr. Pearce was a self employed painter and handyman. He was also an avid fisherman. Funeral services will... Read more →


Boehner:Will Senate Democrats Ever Pass a Budget?

align="left">JANUARY 27, 2013 This infographic highlights some of the things you could do in the nearly four years since Senate Democrats last passed a budget. For example, you could take 179 round trips to the moon … or construct the entire Keystone XL pipeline (twice). With a national debt of more than $16 trillion – $53,000 for every American – Washington needs to spend less, not take more from families and small businesses. That starts... Read more →


DeWitt, TCNJ baseball make $8,000 donation to Red Cross Jersey Coast

Ewing, NJ … On the morning of November 1st, The College of New Jersey head baseball coach Dean Glus received an email from one of his ballplayers. Sophomore Jacob DeWitt (Florence, NJ/Florence Twp.) drafted a lengthy correspondence that began like this. Coach, Last night I couldn't sleep after seeing all the pictures from the beach towns affected by the hurricane, so I kept thinking about what I could do, what we could do, to help... Read more →


CDC: Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Ground Beef

source Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recall On January 25, 2013, as a result of the continued investigation, Gab Halal Foods, a Troy, Michigan retail store, recalled approximately 550 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. The products subject to recall are various size packages of ground beef wrapped in clear plastic. These products were produced between Dec. 4, 2012, and Dec. 10, 2012, and distributed... Read more →


TCNJ ASSISTANT COACH CAREY-SMITH EARNS SPOT IN HALL OF FAME

Ewing, NJ… As a lacrosse player at The College of New Jersey, then known as Trenton State College, Gina Carey-Smith backstopped the Lions to three NCAA Division III National Championships and earned various individual honors. Even though her playing days are behind her, those accomplishments aren’t forgotten as she added another honor to her impressive resume on Sunday being a member of the “Class of 2013” in the United States Lacrosse New Jersey North/South Chapter... Read more →


Preparing January's Cheer and Jeer Column, Send in Your Suggestions | cnbnews.net

CNBNews.net is preparing a Cheer and Jeer column for the month of January. If you know of any person, organization, event, happening, that deserves a Cheer or Jeer now is the time to speak up. Deadline is January 31st. This column is open to everyone, in every community across the world wide Internet that reads this site. Send your suggestions to cnbnews@verizon.net Read more →


GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP:- NJ.com

Gloucester Catholic girls basketball thumps rival Gloucester - NJ.com GLOUCESTER CITY— After years of exciting battles between intracity rivals Gloucester and Gloucester Catholic high schools in girls basketball, both teams entered Saturday’s annual contest ranked in the South Jersey Times Top 15 and with just one loss between them. The team without a loss emphatically made sure it stayed that way in one of the most lopsided games in the series’ recent history. Five different... Read more →


Cooper Health System Agrees to Pay $12.6 Million to Settle State-Federal Charges

view settlement CAMDEN CITY NJ-(January 25, 2013)Cooper Health System in Camden has agreed to a $12.6 million joint state-federal settlement that resolves allegations the hospital entered into improper consulting and compensation agreements with physicians as it sought to build its cardiology program, Executive Assistant Attorney General John Hoffman and U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced today. Entered today in federal court, a Consent Order outlining the settlement calls for Cooper to pay the federal government approximately... Read more →


CHUCKLES: Who is Going to Pay This Hospital Bill?

A man suffered a serious heart attack while shopping in a store. The clerks called 911 when they saw him collapse to the floor. The paramedics rushed the man to the nearest hospital where he had emergency open heart bypass surgery. He awakened from the surgery to find himself in the care of nuns at the Catholic Hospital he was taken to. A nun was seated next to his bed holding a clip board loaded... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic (43) at Gloucester City (45) - Boys Basketball

Gloucester Times, January 26, 2013 8:20 p.m. Stefano Okoro hit a jumper in traffic at the buzzer to give the Lions the thrilling win. Okoro scored 13 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, and 18 in the second half. Catholic led 28-18 midway through the third quarter but Gloucester went on a 20-4 run to take a six-point lead with about four minutes to play. Mike Shawryn ht layup to tie the game... Read more →


Harry E. Boulden Sr., Past Gloucester City Housing Authority Employee, GHS Alumnus, Air Force Veteran, Lifetime member of Memorial A.A.

UPDATE JANUARY 27, 8PM By CNBNews Staff Harry E. Boulden, Sr., of Gloucester City passed away on January 26, 2013, at the age of 83. Harry E. Boulden Sr. Beloved husband of Bernice (nee Kahlan). Loving father of Kevin G. (Ruth), Gregg, Denise Boulden-Dunn and the late Harry E., Jr. Father-in-law of Ellen Boulden. Devoted grandfather of Jennifer, Kevin, Jr. (Ellen), Maddy Meehan (Joey), Ashely Myers (Shane), Dalton Dunn, Brett, Andrew & Amanda Boulden and... Read more →


Obituary: James A. Pennington, age 91, of Clementon NJ, formerly of Gloucester City

PENNINGTON James A. On January 24, 2013, of Clementon, NJ, age 91. He was the beloved husband of the late Leola May (nee Hodson) and loving father of Warren R. and James A. Pennington, Judy Isenberg and Mark A. Pennington. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Jim was born and raised in Gloucester City and worked as a railroad mechanic for Amtrack. He loved Nascar, cars, trains and could fix... Read more →


American Legion: World Series $1 million challenge

(Photo courtesy of Holland & Hamrick Architects, P.A.) Once again, Shelby, N.C., community members show their unending dedication to making sure Shelby remains the permanent home of The American Legion Baseball World Series. A $1 million challenge gift was recently given to the Shelby American Legion World Series (ALWS) executive committee to help fund its $2.5 million upgrades to Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium, site of the World Series. The executive committee has four months... Read more →


Penalty could keep smokers out of health overhaul - Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Barack Obama's health care law, according to experts who are just now teasing out the potential impact of a little-noted provision in the massive legislation. The Affordable Care Act — "Obamacare" to its detractors — allows health insurers to charge smokers buying individual policies up to 50 percent higher premiums starting next Jan. 1. For a... Read more →


Migrane Triggers May Not Be As Strong As You Thought

Released: 1/15/2013 1:00 PM EST Embargo expired: 1/23/2013 4:00 PM EST Source Newsroom: American Academy of Neurology (AAN) (more news from this source) Newswise — MINNEAPOLIS – A new study suggests that triggers for migraine with aura may not be as strong as some people think. The research is published in the January 23, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Auras that occur with migraine include visual... Read more →


CDC Influenza Update for Geriatricians and Other Clinicians Caring for People 65 and Older

2012-2013 Influenza Season, Impact on the Elderly, Summary Guidance January 23, 2013 Background It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from influenza compared with young, healthy adults. It's estimated that 90 percent of seasonal influenza-related deaths and more than 60 percent of seasonal influenza-related hospitalizations in the United States each year occur in people 65 years and older. Hospitalizations also are often... Read more →


American Legion: Study women in combat exclusions

The American Legion - January 24, 2013 (U.S. Air Force photo) American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz is reacting cautiously to today’s announcement that the U.S. military plans to expand combat roles for women in the military. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced at a Pentagon news conference that more than 230,000 battlefront posts are now open to women. It will be up to... Read more →


Rams Gussen and DeMaria Sign College Letters of Intent | cnbnews.net

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Giovanni Gussen and Derek DeMaria (pictured above with Rams Coach Mike Rucci) followed in the footsteps of so many Gloucester Catholic greats as they signed their College Letters of Intent. Derek will attend University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Gio will head off to Rider at the conclusion of their High School career. (source Sportz Central). click advertisement CATEGORY GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC HS Related articles Gloucester Catholic Announces College Commitments for Athletics |... Read more →


College Football Hall of Fame Raises $16,599 for South Bend HS Football Programs

Final two-days saw nearly 4,000 guests visit the facility. IRVING, TEXAS (Jan. 24, 2013) - The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today that the College Football Hall of Fame attracted near record attendance its final two-days of operations in South Bend, Ind., raising $16,599 for the five local high school football programs. Attendance for the December 29-30 weekend approached 4,000 visitors. With $2 admission prices and a two-for-one sale on gift shop merchandise, the receipts... Read more →


NUTTER’S STATEMENT ON STATUS OF PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Philadelphia, January 22, 2013 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter committed the City of Philadelphia to work toward securing a major pro cycling event in 2014 in the wake of an announcement that the current cycling championship has been canceled for this year. “While we are all greatly disappointed by the cancellation of the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship this year owing to the organizer’s inability to secure a title sponsor, I want all who are devoted... Read more →


Letters: What Happened to President Obama's Promise?

If you remember, our president indicated that he was not going to raise taxes on the middle class by one dime. And, he sure kept his word. My last paycheck didn’t see a 10-cent tax hike. It was more like a $20 tax hike (because a payroll tax “holiday” on a portion of Social Security and Medicare deductions was not renewed). Not only that, one of my co-workers saw her net pay down a whopping... Read more →


American Legion: Baseball background checks mandated

(Photo by Eldon Lindsay/American Legion) The American Legion relies heavily upon dedicated Legionnaires and Legion family members to support and donate countless hours to the success of one of its premier youth programs — American Legion Baseball. So in an effort to first and foremost enhance the protection of children and youth, as well as continue to enhance the Legion Baseball program and meet insurance requirements, The American Legion National Executive Committee (NEC) adopted Resolution... Read more →


CHUCKLES: DEAR ABBY...

Dear Abby, My husband has a long record of money problems. He runs up huge credit-card bills and at the end of the month, if I try to pay them off, he shouts at me, saying I am stealing his money. He says pay the minimum and let our kids worry about the rest, but already we can hardly keep up with the interest. Also he has been so arrogant and abusive toward our neighbors... Read more →


Scientists to Discuss Health of River and Bay in Wake of Record Storms

Cape May, N.J. — Hundreds of environmental educators, managers, and scientists will converge on Cape May’s Grand Hotel for the Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit on Jan. 27-30. Dozens of experts are scheduled to give over 130 presentations. However, talk outside the lecture halls will almost certainly focus on Superstorm Sandy’s impact on our region. The four-day conference will be hosted by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, one of the only organizations working... Read more →


American Idol: The Mariah Carey vs. Nicki Minaj fight that fizzled

JANUARY 24, 2013 Last week, American Idol had pretty much set the stage for what to expect in the coming season. Nicki Minaj was obnoxious and over-the-top. Keith Urban was mellow, laid back and easily overshadowed by Nicki's nasally antics, Mariah Carey thought she was above it all (especially Nicki) and Randy Jackson was, well Randy was Randy. It was clear from the readers' comments that many felt American Idol hadn't done themselves any favors... Read more →


\ Boycott of Harrisburg show over assault weapon ban snowballs | GOPUSA

Rob Kaufhold's gut told him it would get "ugly" when the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show banned the presence of assault rifles and high-capacity magazine rounds. The explosiveness of the gun control issue, and the power of social media, he believed, would assure that. His instincts were looking good Wednesday, as a growing list of vendors and celebrities announced they would boycott North America's largest outdoor show, which is set to begin Feb. 2 at... Read more →


OBITUARY: WILLIAM B. WENNER, AGE 62, OF NATIONAL PARK | cnbnews.net

On January 24, 2013. Age 62. Of National Park. Survived by his children; Michelle McKinney (Fran) and Bruce W. Wenner, his grandchildren; Christopher (Erin) and Matthew and his brothers; John, Douglas and Gary Wenner. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Monday evening from 6 to 7 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Catholic funeral service 7 PM in the funeral... Read more →


Bellmawr Company Opening Video Game Room and Internet Sweepstakes Cafe in Florida

Marketwire BELLMAWR, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 -- Island Breeze International, Inc. (OTCQB: IBII), an entertainment cruise development company, announced the formation of its 75% owned subsidiary, IBI Interactive, LLC ("IBI Interactive"), which plans to open and operate a video game room and Internet sweepstakes café for adults in Florida. IBI Interactive has secured the funds which it believes will be required for startup expenses and initial working capital for this new line of business... Read more →


Letters: Charging State Sales Tax on Internet Sales

In the past, I have questioned companies that have charged me the New Jersey state sales taxon purchases I made on the Internet knowing their corporate addresses were in other states. Their response was as long as they had a warehouse (distribution center) within the boundaries of New Jersey, they were obliged to charge me the 7 percent state sales tax. Amazon.com is planning to build a 1-million-square-foot distribution center in Robbinsville. They plan to... Read more →


Panetta's Statement on Women in Service

As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, Pentagon Press Briefing Room, Thursday, January 24, 2013 Good afternoon. One of my priorities as Secretary of Defense has been to remove as many barriers as possible for Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta hands Army Lt. Col. Tamatha Patterson a document he signed during a press conference at the Pentagon, Jan. 24, 2013, to lift the Defense Department's ban on women in combat roles. talented and... Read more →


New norovirus strain causing most norovirus outbreaks in United States

English: Logo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services.. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Not yet known if strain will cause more outbreaks than previous years A new strain of norovirus called GII.4 Sydney was the leading cause of norovirus outbreaks in the United States from September to December 2012, according to a study published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released today by... Read more →


BLUEBIRD NEST BOXES HELP PENNSYLVANIANS CONNECT WITH WILDLIFE

HARRISBURG – If you are interested in connecting with wildlife in your own backyard, beginning Monday, Jan. 28, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will be selling bluebird nesting boxes at its Harrisburg headquarters at 2001 Elmerton Avenue. The boxes sell for $10.60 (includes sales tax), and customers can select from assembled boxes or kits that can be assembled as a wood-working project. “Bluebirds are early nesters, so now is the time to put up new nest... Read more →


Reducing the Risk of Water Damage

Proper maintenance during winter weather can reduce the risk of damage due to water intrusion. If you are located in a region that is prone to freezing temperatures, taking steps to prevent frozen pipes and other leaks can reduce the risk of property damage. This is particularly important for properties in the southeast and parts of northern California that may not be designed to perform as well in freezing temperatures. USE THE FOLLOWING GUIDANCE TO... Read more →