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March 2013

Temporary Tattoos May Put You at Risk

Get Consumer Updates by E-mail Temporary Tattoos Are Not Risk Free! A group of friends compare their temporary tattoos. The smallest hand (top right) belongs to a five-year-old who developed severe reddening (bottom) where the tattoo was placed. (Photos used with permission, by Keith Peterson.) Consumer Updates RSS Feed Share this article (PDF 392 K) On this page: Not Necessarily Safe Spring break is on the way, or maybe summer vacation. Time to pack your... Read more →


English: American black bear (Ursus americanus) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Released: 3/29/2013 8:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom: Wildlife Conservation Society more news from this source Newswise — A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Nevada Department of Wildlife ( NDOW) has pieced together the last 150 years of history for one of the state’s most interesting denizens: the black bear. The study, which looked at everything from historic newspaper articles to more... Read more →

Leading Experts Disagree on Evidence behind Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations

Released: 3/25/2013 10:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom: Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins more news from this source Is Randomized Trial Data Enough to Recommend Against Routine PSA Screening? 'Point/Counterpoint' Debate in Medical Care Newswise — Philadelphia, Pa. (March 25, 2013) - Do the results of recent randomized trials justify the recent U.S. recommendation against yearly measurement of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) as a screening test for prostate cancer? That's the topic of debate in... Read more →

Phillies finalize Opening Day roster

Bill Evans/South Jersey Times March 30, 2013 5:04:15 PM EDT PHILADELPHIA – The Phillies finalized the 25-man roster they will take to Atlanta for Opening Day Monday prior to Saturday’s 7-4 exhibition finale loss against the Toronto Blue Jays. Most of the primary roster moves had been made earlier in the spring, and GM Ruben Amaro and his staff made the final decisions on the front end of the bullpen and the bench. Reliever Michael... Read more →

Ducks Split Doubleheader with St. John Fisher

Allen Picks up Win and Walk-off Single in Game Two Victory over St. John Fisher HOBOKEN, N.J. (March 30, 2013) – For the second straight day, the Stevens Institute of Technology baseball team earned a split against Empire 8 Conference rival St. John Fisher College on Saturday afternoon at Dobbelaar Field. In the first real spring feel weather-wise this season, Stevens dropped Game One, 6-1, but bounced back in dramatic fashion to take the nightcap,... Read more →

TCNJ opens conference play with doubleheader sweep

March 30, 2013 Ewing, NJ … The College of New Jersey baseball team kick-started its New Jersey Athletic Conference schedule as they swept a doubleheader from New Jersey City University on Saturday afternoon in George Ackerman Park. The Lions (8-9, 2-0 NJAC) used their bats in the opener to claim a 15-5 victory and relied on pitching and defense to capture the nightcap 3-1. The Gothic Knights (9-8, 0-2 NJAC) held leads in the opening... Read more →

Farabella's one-hit shutout helps Raptors split with Kean

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 30, 2013) – Junior southpaw Ryan Farabella (Vineland, NJ/Buena Regional) took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and finished with a one-hit shutout as the Rutgers University-Camden baseball team blanked nationally-ranked Kean University, 3-0, in the opening game of a New Jersey Athletic Conference doubleheader here Saturday. Kean, ranked No. 5 nationally in the ABCA/Collegiate Baseball Division III poll and No. 6 in the Top 25, came back to win the... Read more →

Valley Fever Increasing in Some Southwestern States

Coccidioidomycosis (Photo credit: Pulmonary Pathology) press release March 28, 2013 Valley Fever, a fungal respiratory infection, dramatically increased in several southwestern states from 1998 through 2011, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah rose from 2,265 in 1998 to more than 22,000 in 2011. Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) is caused by inhaling a fungus called Coccidioides, which lives in the soil... Read more →

Rutgers-Camden Extends Streak to 11

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 27, 2013) – Senior centerfielder Jackie Leafey (Gloucester City, NJ/Gloucester City) raced home from second base with the winning run on a ground out in the bottom of the seventh inning in the opening game and the Rutgers University-Camden softball team stretched its winning streak to 11 games in the nightcap as it swept past Immaculata University, 3-2 and 6-2, in a non-conference doubleheader here Wednesday night. The doubleheader was the home... Read more →

Ducks Split Doubleheader with St. John Fisher

Yano’s Five Hits Highlights E8 Baseball Split with HOBOKEN, N.J. (March 29, 2013) – The Stevens Institute of Technology baseball team earned a split in the opening Empire 8 Conference doubleheader against St. John Fisher College on Friday afternoon at Dobbelaar Field. Stevens dropped Game One, 10-7, but fought back for a 9-5 Game Two victory to salvage the split. The Ducks are now 10-6 overall, 1-1 in the Empire 8, while St. John Fisher... Read more →

Video: Why are feds stockpiling lots of ammo? NJ Congressman wants answers |

Legislators are beginning to push for answers to questions that have been circling around Internet blogs and radio shows for months — about why the Department of Homeland Security is reportedly planning to purchase 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the next few years. And Republican Rep. Leonard Lance, from New Jersey's 7th district, is among them. Lance was captured on camera during a March 15 tea party meeting in Hanover, answering a question by... Read more →

Late La Salle Rally Pushes Explorers Past Richmond

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The University of Richmond Spiders baseball team lost a hard-fought game to La Salle in Philadelphia on Friday afternoon, 5-3. With the loss, Richmond’s record drops to 16-9 overall and to 2-3 in Atlantic 10 conference play. With the win, La Salle improves to 8-14 on the year and to 4-1 in league action. Freshman Tanner Stanley went 4-for-5 on the day for the Spiders with two doubles and a RBI, while... Read more →


MARCH 29, 2013 Mullen Tosses Six; Hueth, O’Keefe Add Two RBI MERION STATION, Pa. – Chris Hueth and Brian O’Keefe had two runs batted in apiece as the Saint Joseph’s baseball team dug out of an early hole to top Fordham, 6-2, at Smithson Field on Friday afternoon. Kyle Mullen tossed six innings of five-hit ball, while Steven Schuler and Jimmy Yacabonis combined for three perfect innings of relief. Fordham (10-14 overall, 0-5 Atlantic 10)... Read more →

Bill's Story

Correlation between smoking and lung cancer in US males, showing a 20-year time lag between increased smoking rates and increased incidence of lung cancer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Bill is angry with himself that he ever accepted that first cigarette. "When I was 15, I started smoking. It was a stupid thing I wish I could take back."Bill has diabetes. He learned the hard way that smoking makes diabetes harder to control. At 37, Bill went... Read more →

Camden County March 28 Weekly News

Don't Miss The Camden County Spring Job Fair Camden County will sponsor its Spring 2013 Job Fair on Thursday, April 4th at The Collingswood Ballroom, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. An estimated 100 employers will be there to interview candidates. Save the date and come early. The County hosts a Job Fair twice a year—in the spring and the fall—and more than 2,000 job seekers attend each one. If you need help with your resume,... Read more →

Don't Stop Religious Debates in America

There’s a heated debate going on in this country about marriage—and at times, it’s less than civil. Heritage’s William E. Simon Fellow, Ryan Anderson, faced a verbal firing squad on Piers Morgan Live this week, as Morgan and guest host Suze Orman told him that he was one of the few people “still” holding a traditional view of marriage between a man and a woman. Obviously, that’s not true. Citizens of 41 states continue to... Read more →

CATHOLIC LEAGUE: Educating O’Reilly

March 28, 2013 Last night, Bill O’Reilly bemoaned, once again, what he says is the absence of a Christian response to anti-Christian bigotry. In his exchange with Rev. Robert Jeffress, he said, “There isn’t really a leader in the American Catholic Church...There is no Christian society like the Jewish Defamation League.” Here is Bill Donohue’s response: This is stunning. The man chosen to discuss anti-Christian bigotry is known for slamming O’Reilly’s own religion. In 2010,... Read more →

The Latest Study: Obamacare's Impact On Insurance Claim Costs

By Jay Hancock KHN Staff Writer MAR 28, 2013 It’s too early to know how much individual health insurance policies will cost once the online marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act launch Jan. 1. But that hasn’t stopped experts and interest groups from making predictions. The latest analysis comes from the Society of Actuaries. It’s attracting attention because of the group’s expertise and nonpartisanship. What actuaries do for a living — predicting future expense... Read more →

MLB player has Legion Baseball jersey retired

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann's No. 23 American Legion Baseball Marshfield (Wis.) Blue Devils Post 54 jersey has been retired. (Photo courtesy of Wausau Daily Herald) Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann recently received some surprising, yet flattering, news in a phone call – his No. 23 American Legion Baseball Marshfield (Wis.) Blue Devils Post 54 jersey was going to be retired. "I definitely didn’t expect the phone call from Steiny (Michael Steinwagner, president... Read more →


Carter Tosses First Career Complete Game; O’Keefe Posts Four Hits, Three RBI MERION STATION, Pa. – Junior righthander Jordan Carter (Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) tossed his first career complete game and sophomore catcher Brian O’Keefe was 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored as the Saint Joseph’s baseball team opened its weekend series with a convincing 11-1 win over Fordham at Smithson Field on Thursday. Carter was outstanding from the get-go, allowing just two baserunners over... Read more →

BELLMAWR: Overturned Tractor Trailer Cause Traffic Delays

BELLMAWR NJ--There was an overturned tractor trailer on Rt. 76 at exit 1B (Rt. 295 NB) causing extreme traffic delays in the area earlier this evening. Traffic is back to normal at this hour. Bellmawr police issued the following warning four hours ago on their Facebook page... Congestion has moved rush hour traffic onto the local roadways so please plan to be met with heavy volume if traveling in the immediate area. Pedestrian traffic is... Read more →

Late rally comes up short as TCNJ falls 10-8

Ewing, NJ … The College of New Jersey baseball team suffered a 10-8 setback at the hands of Ursinus College on Thursday afternoon at George Ackerman Park. The Lions (6-9) scored two runs in the ninth at the tying run on second, but the Bears (4-10) were able to escape the threat to snap a five-game losing streak. TCNJ senior Michael Murphy (Staten Island, NY/Staten Island Tech) had three hits on the day including a... Read more →

Obituary: Lawrence M. Yarson Jr., of Gloucester City NJ

YARSON Lawrence M., Jr. On March 27, 2013. Age 74. Of Gloucester City. Loving father of Lawrence M. Yarson III, Walter M. Yarson (Diane LaRiviere) and Irene Yarson. Cherished grandfather of Matthew Yarson. Dear brother of Dorothy Danenhower. At Lawrence’s request, funeral services will be private. Condolences and memories may be shared at under the obituary of Lawrence M. Yarson Jr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City.... Read more →


Junior Michelle Foster Reaches 100-Hit Milestone in Second Game WILMINGTON, Del. – Junior outfielder Michelle Foster (Overbrook H.S./West Berlin, N.J.) drove in the game-winning run in the second game with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning as Goldey-Beacom College (7-9) rallied to earn a split of a non-conference doubleheader against Millersville University (16-5) at the Jackson Athletic Complex on Wednesday afternoon. The Lightning, who have won six of their last eight... Read more →

N.J. Forest Service Firefighter Struck, Killed During Controlled Burn

MARCH 28, 2013 CLINTON NJ--During a controlled burn today, a firefighter with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service was struck and killed by a vehicle on a road way with reduced visibility because of smoke. According to a news report published by the Hunterdon County Democrat and, the firefighter, who was not identified, did not survive injuries suffered after he was struck. The collision happened on Stanton-Lebanon Road (Route 629) near Round Valley late... Read more →


Monmouth University Newswire Project Assessed 540 Municipal Websites in NJ for Content and Ease of Use West Long Branch, NJ (March 19, 2013) The Monmouth University Polling Institute and Graduate Program in Public Policy announced the results of their New Jersey E-Government Municipal Website Evaluation today. The project assessed 540 municipal websites in New Jersey for both content and ease of use. The top municipal website according to the evaluation is Middletown Township in Monmouth... Read more →

Higher Soy Intake Prior to Lung Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Longer Survival in Women

Released: 3/25/2013 5:00 PM EDT Source Newsroom: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) more news from this source In this News Digest: Newswise — Summary of a study being published online March 25, 2013 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, reports that Chinese women who consumed more soy before being diagnosed with lung cancer lived longer compared with those who consumed less soy. Quote for attribution to Jyoti Patel, MD, American Society of Clinical Oncology... Read more →

» Bloomberg's Reckless Ad » News -- GOPUSA

New York City Nanny, er, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is bankrolling a $12 million television ad campaign to lobby senators in key states, Pennsylvania included, to vote for new gun-control legislation, specifically universal background checks. But a dangerous thing happened on the way to a TV screen near you. In one of the ads, a supposed common guy outfitted in a flannel shirt, seated on the tailgate of a pickup truck and touting "responsible" gun ownership,... Read more →

Leafey, Johnson add ECAC Metro honors/Hall helps power Raptors' win

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 26, 2013) – It’s been quite a week for Rutgers University-Camden seniors Jackie Leafey (Gloucester City, NJ/Gloucester City) and Ashleigh Johnson (Bordentown, NJ/Bordentown Regional),and the two Scarlet Raptors haven’t even played a softball game yet. Leafey, Rutgers-Camden’s centerfielder, and Johnson, its right-handed pitching ace, were named as Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week by the New Jersey Athletic Conference on Monday. Today, they added the same honors as they... Read more →

AMAC: What the Grand Old Party — and all of us — can learn from Coach K.

Posted 03/18/2013 | Opinion 5 - By Lee Habeeb & Mike Leven - It’s that blessed time of the year for college-basketball fans: March Madness. It’s even good fun for people who couldn’t care less about the sport but want to get in on the office betting pool. And if there’s one basketball program that exemplifies everything college hoops is about, it’s Duke University’s. Since 1980, Duke has made the Final Four eleven times, earned... Read more →

The 100th Year Anniversary of the Greatest Natural Disaster in the United States

BY Jeff Satterly and Robert Muhlhauser special to CNBNEWS.NET The week of March 21st through March 26th marks the 100 year anniversary of one of the greatest natural disasters to ever hit the United States. A series of storms led to intense flooding and even tornadoes across the Midwest and parts of New England this week in 1913, leaving hundreds dead, thousands homeless, and causing billions of dollars of damage. Dayton, Ohio was the hardest... Read more →

‘Missile to nowhere’ survives

By Michael Hoffman Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 12:51 am Posted in Air, Land Army generals have said repeatedly the service doesn’t want it. The Senate voted 94–5 to kill funding in its final year. But much like Michael Myers in the Halloween horror series, this missile defense system just won’t die. Lockheed Martin’s Medium Extended Air and Missile Defense System, better known as MEADS, sounds like a weapons system the U.S. military might want to... Read more →

Obituary: Elizabeth Clifford, age 93, of Gloucester City |

CLIFFORD ELIZABETH F. On March 22, 2013 (nee Martin) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 93. She was the beloved wife of the late John L. Clifford and loving mother of Elizabeth A. Rodgers of Gloucester City, Shirley J. Quinn of Paulsboro and John L. Clifford (Sandy) of Williamstown. She is also survived by 7 dear grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her baby daughter Mary Jane Clifford, her... Read more →


MARCH 25, 2013 HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission today reported that, in the state’s 2012-13 seasons, hunters harvested an estimated 343,110 deer, which is an increase of about two percent from the previous seasons’ harvest of 336,200. Hunters took 133,860 antlered deer in the 2012-13 seasons, an increase of about five percent from the previous license year’s harvest of 127,540. Also, hunters harvested 209,250 antlerless deer in 2012-13, which is a slight increase over... Read more →


By Dr. Jim Doster Pastor of the Lighthouse Baptist Church GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Ever since I can remember, I was taught the entire story of Jesus’s Crucifixion, the Triumphal entry into Jerusalem the mock trial, the appearance before Pilate, the parting of His garments and all of the other details of what the “Church” called “Holy Week”. My family faithfully observed Lent and all its abstinences and I even studied these doctrines for 3 years in... Read more →

Obituary: Dorothy J. Stafford, of Haddon Township, formerly of Gloucester City

STAFFORD Dorothy J. On March 23, 2013. Age 88. (nee Wimbish) Of Haddon Township. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 64 years to the late Edwin B.Stafford. Loving mother of Rebecca McGee (Frank) and Paul Stafford (Margaret). Cherished grandmother of Kevin, Dawn, Paul, Matthew and Veronica. Cherished great-grandmother of 10. Dorothy was born in Stuart, Virginia. She resided in Gloucester City for 51 years before moving to Haddon Twp. Dorothy retired from Cooper Hospital... Read more →

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members Reintroduce Bipartisan Sodsaver Legislation

March 22, 2013 (Washington, DC) - On March 20, members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) re-introduced H.R. 686, the bipartisan "Protect Our Prairies Act." Reintroduced by CSC House Vice-Chair Tim Walz and CSC member Kristi Noem, H.R. 686 is sponsored by seven members of the CSC, including all four members of CSC House leadership: Co-Chairs, Rep. Bob Latta and Rep. Bennie Thompson and Vice-Chairs, Rep. Rob Wittman and Rep. Tim Walz. In a March... Read more →

Uniformed Services University Ranks Among Top Medical Schools

By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 – The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. -- the only university of its kind dedicated to educating military doctors, graduate nurses and other specialized health-care professionals -- has earned distinction as one of the top-ranked U.S. graduate schools. U.S. News & World Report identified the university’s F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine as a top-tier medical school in its... Read more →

Public Hearings for Summer Flounder, Black Drum and American Eel

American eel (Photo credit: Wikipedia) March 22, 2013 The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife, along with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission), has scheduled public hearings for summer flounder, black drum and American eel management proposals. A brief explanation of the proposals, along with the public hearing and contact information for each species, is found below. Fishermen and other interested groups are encouraged to provide input either by attending public hearings or providing... Read more →

CSF Hosts Breakfast Briefing on Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report

March 20, 2013 (Washington, DC) - Amidst a busy morning on Capitol Hill, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted a breakfast briefing for a crowded room, which included eleven Members of Congress, congressional staff, policy makers, and sportsmen-industry representatives. CSF President Jeff Crane was joined by bipartisan members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) and leaders from the sportsmen's community in a dialogue on the positive effects sportsmen's activities have on the American economy and... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Traffic Advisory Chews Landing Road

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--As part of the ongoing sewer line installations being performed by the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority throughout Gloucester Township, Chews Landing Road will be closed to all through traffic between Somerdale Road and the Black Horse Pike beginning Monday, March 25th at 7:00am through Friday March 29th at 3:30pm. All businesses located between Somerdale Road and the Black Horse Pike can be accessed from either the Somerdale Road side or Black Horse... Read more →


AND THE PATH TO EASTER, 2013 A friend once described the spiritual life in this way: Each of us is a child with an instinct for beauty, and God, who is the Beauty behind all beauty, is the hidden presence we naturally seek to touch. We spend our lives reaching for that beauty. But creation is so very great, and we're so very small, that we can accomplish very little -- until God stoops down... Read more →

Raptors split to end Florida trip

Press release WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (March 23 2013) – The Rutgers University-Camden baseball team finished its trip to the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational with a doubleheader split against Western Connecticut State University here Saturday, closing their spring break with a 6-4 mark in 10 games down south. The Scarlet Raptors edged the Colonels, 8-7, in the opener and the Danbury, Connecticut-based school turned the tables in the nightcap with its own one-run victory, 5-4. Rutgers-Camden... Read more →

Obituary: Dolores M. Bloom, of Gloucester City NJ |

BLOOM Dolores M. On March 22, 2013 (nee Metzinger) passed away under the wonderful care of Heartland Hospice, aide DeShaun Robinson, nurse Joann Ponto and her daughter Dolores Bricker. Dolores succumbed after a valiant battle with end stage lung disease associated with COPD. She was a longtime resident of Gloucester City but her heart always remained in the coal mine regions of Pennsylvania. She spent her childhood in Ashland and Locust Dale, PA and moved... Read more →

Prager earns NJCBA Player of the Week

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 20, 2013) –Rutgers University-Camden senior Dave Prager (Deptford, NJ/Deptford) has been on a hot streak at the plate lately and his performance last week earned the lefty-hitting first baseman honors as the Division II/III Player of the Week from the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association (NJCBA). Prager hit .571 (8-for-14) with three RBIs, three doubles and two runs scored in his three games last week. He had multiple hits in all three... Read more →

HADDON HEIGHTS NEWS: Wanted Fresh Fruits and Vegetables!

Posted on March 20, 2013 by KatieCompton It is March and the temperature is around freezing cold! I don’t know about you but I am desperately missing the Farmer’s Markets that we are lucky enough to have here in Camden County right about now! Not because I’m trying to promote our Market here in town, but because I really miss the seasonal produce and goods that the Markets offer. I miss the live music, and... Read more →

A Moving Documentary of 911 Evacuation of New York By Boat |

By Christopher Mims} September 8, 2011 Here, in its entirety, is the incredibly moving, just-released, Tom Hanks-narrated, 11-minute documentary of the largest-ever evacuation by boat in history. In nine hours, boats streaming in from all over the Northeast evacuated 500,000 people trapped on Manhattan Island by the complete shutdown of all trains and bridges in the wake of the fall of the twin towers. (Compare that with history’s second-biggest evacuation, of 339,000 soldiers and civilians... Read more →

Norovirus is now the leading cause of severe gastroenteritis in US children

English: Norovirus particles (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release March 21 Norovirus is now the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis among children less than 5 years of age who seek medical care, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Norovirus was responsible for nearly 1 million pediatric medical care visits for 2009 and 2010 in the United States, amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars in treatment costs each year.... Read more →

CNBNEWS HUNTING AND FISHING: DEP Plan to Balance Access to Reefs

Constructing an artificial reef using concrete blocks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is informing saltwater anglers that the Christie Administration has developed a compromise between recreational and commercial fishing interests regarding access to artificial reefs off the coast of New Jersey. The plan will allow commercial interests to have continued access to portions of two reefs in state waters and calls for the construction of a new reef exclusively... Read more →

Wither Mayoral Control? by Bob McManus - City Journal

Giuliani was a strong proponent of mayoral control. He once suggested, semi-seriously, that the Board of Education’s headquarters be blown up. But he had more pressing issues to address, above all rampant crime and public disorder. And so it wasn’t until Bloomberg took office that mayoral control became achievable. By that time, the dysfunction in city schools had become so profound that it was impossible to make an honest defense of the status quo. Bloomberg... Read more →