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A Caribbean Cruise From Hell

By KEVIN KOENINGER APRIL 16, 2013 MIAMI (CN) - Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines kept a woman under guard in her room for days after her daughter fell overboard and died, and wouldn't even let her go to the chapel to pray, the mother claims in court. Vera Marion claims the cruise line didn't even bother to turn the ship around to look for her 21-year-old daughter until 2 hours after she fell overboard. Marion sued Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines in Federal Court, on her own behalf and for her late daughter, A'riel Marion. Vera Marion won the cruise from her... Read more →

Mrs. Ida Yourison, Past President of the Gloucester Fire Company 51 Ladies Auxiliary

On April 15, 2013. Age 92 (nee Hagan) Of Gloucester City. Beloved wife of the late Robert Yourison and the late Edward Daley, Jr. Loving mother of Marie Walters (Dave), James Daley (Pat), Michael Daley (Frances), Joan Reagan (Ed), Donna Williams (Bob), Bob “Snap” Yourison (Jo Ann) and the late Edward Daley (surviving Eileen). Cherished grandmother of 27. Also survived by many great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; her special niece, Sue Fox and many loving nieces and nephews. Dear sister of Mary Johnson (late Reds), William Hagan (Effie), Joan Gundle (late Robert) and Jean Eller (late Pete). Predeceased by... Read more →


This weekend! 5th annual Green Festival! Everyone can learn new ways to live greener this weekend. It’s the best eco-event in the region! The Collingswood Green Festival is this weekend from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Irvin Ave. Learn how to recycle almost anything! Get a bike tune up! Buy a shade tree! Music, food, demonstrations, gifts, entertainment for kids and a LOT more – something for all tree huggers. Learn more about the Green Festival here! This year's festival is again held the same day as the Camden County Hazardous Waste Collection event in Collingswood. Details on that... Read more →


DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION, VICE PRESIDENT FOR INSTITUTIONAL DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi today named Jorge Reina Schement, dean of the School of Communication and Information, to the newly created position of vice president for institutional diversity and inclusion. The new office will be devoted to addressing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion across the university. Barchi said the idea for the office arose from consultation with faculty and staff who, like the president, believe there is a need to build on the university’s robust history of diversity,... Read more →

Mold Guidance for New Jersey Residents Recovering From Superstorm Sandy

English: Nashville, TN, May 24, 2010 -- After flood waters recede, dangerous mold spores can begin to grow within 24 to 48 hours on a varity of household surfaces. FEMA and local health officials are providing mold remediation information to the public. Martin Grube/FEMA (Photo credit: Wikipedia) April 15, 2013 Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health today released a Mold Guidelines for New Jersey Residents pamphlet created to provide direction to residents on addressing mold in homes in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. In addition, the Department is announcing a series of training classes in cooperation with... Read more →

Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers Speaks at Press Conference Regarding Boston Marathon Explosions

The Massachusetts State-house in Boston, Massachusetts (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PRESS RELEASE APRIL 16 Remarks given by Special Agent in Charged Richard DesLauriers at press conference. I would like to start this morning by thanking the first responders from Boston EMS and Boston Fire Department and the volunteer physicians, nurses, and medical staff from the community who volunteered at the marathon. Their services and heroic actions saved lives yesterday afternoon. We continue to work shoulder-to-shoulder with our JTTF [Joint Terrorism Task Force] partners and the Boston Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police, as well as all of the other JTTF... Read more →

Car and School Bus Collide in Franklinville, One person is Dead

press release April 16, 2013 A Franklin Township woman driving a Hyundai car collided with a school bus with no students aboard at the intersection of Rt. 47 and Williamstown Rd. in Franklin shortly after 9 a.m. today, resulting in the woman’s death. The bus, southbound on Rt. 47 and occupied by a driver and an aide, had a green light at the lighted intersection. The Hyundai entered the intersection from Williamstown Rd. and was struck by the bus, which overturned. The woman driving the Hyundai died at the scene. The driver and aide had minor injuries. The bus belonged... Read more →

Researchers Sound Alarms on the Role Fatique Plays in Crashes

Released: 4/15/2013 8:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom: Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) more news from this source Newswise — Get more sleep. Have another cup of coffee before you drive to school or work. It could save your life. A 100-car naturalistic driving study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has shown that fatigue is a cause of 20 percent of crashes, rather than the 2 or 3 percent previously estimated based on surveys, simulator studies, and test tracks. And 18- to 20-year-olds account for significantly more fatigue-related crashes than any other age group. Adolescents’ sleep... Read more →

Congress, Obama Plan Amnesty in Secret

April 12, 2013 source The Judicial Watch Obamacare set a nasty precedent in Washington: radical and unpopular legislation is developed behind closed doors and then passed quickly, without time for sufficient public scrutiny. Tragically, this is exactly what is happening on Capitol Hill as the so-called "bi-partisan Gang of Eight" Senators (four Democrats and four Republicans) is working with the Obama White House to craft broad, sweeping changes to our immigration enforcement system with a shocking lack of transparency. Some U.S. Senators don't like the backroom dealing on this so-called "comprehensive immigration reform." In fact, on March 19, 2013, Republican... Read more →


IN 10,000M AT BISON OUTDOOR CLASSIC Szulewski Wins 5000m; Szulewski, Mohn, and McDonnell Qualify for IC4As Apr. 14, 2013 LEWISBURG, Pa. - Graduate student Kevin McDonnell (Moorestown, N.J./Camden Catholic) shattered Saint Joseph's 31-year-old school record in the 10,000m with a time of 29:16.01 at Bucknell's Bison Outdoor Classic this Saturday. McDonnell improved upon the original school-record time (29:43.50), set by John Crooke in 1982, by 27.49 seconds. The time earned McDonnell a second-place finish out of 56 total competitors. McDonnell qualified for the 2012 NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round last season with a 29:48.80 at the 2012 Bison Outdoor... Read more →

Memorial Service for Rev. Barbara L. Harris on Thursday, April 19 at the Church of the Ascension

Rev. Barbara L. Harris went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Victoria, TX. She was born October 30, 1931 in Baltimore, MD to the late Samuel and Rose Stein. She attended school in Baltimore and graduated with a nursing degree from Sinai Hospital. She worked as a nurse for many years in Baltimore, MD and Cherry Hill, NJ but found her true calling while attending Grace Church in Haddonfield. Barbara attended The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York. She then served in the Diocese of New Jersey as Assistant at St.... Read more →

Five-Run Fifth Lifts La Salle to 7-4 Series-Clinching Victory At Saint Joseph's

Box Score Box Score (PDF) MERION STATION, Pa. – La Salle's bats remained hot on Sunday afternoon, banging out 11 hits while hanging a seven spot in the run column in a 7-4 Atlantic 10 series clinching win over Saint Joseph's at John Smithson Field. Senior Dan Klem paced the Explorer offense with a 3-for-4 showing at the plate while sophomore Kevin Conroy posted a 2-for-5 line while driving in two runs and scoring two more. Sophomore Shane Hollman earned his second victory on the season, twirling 5.1 innings of three run ball. The Blue and Gold improve to 14-19... Read more →

Bellmawr Vehicle Burglary Suspect Identified

As previously reported on the Bellmawr Police Facebook page, a burglary suspect was apprehended early morning of 4/10. Mt Ephraim and other departments provided assistance in securing the neighborhood perimiter, and searching for the suspect. The Bellmawr Police have updated their Facebook post to include the following additional information: Update: Suspect information. Name: Lee M. Beckett 29 y.o. male Runnemede, NJ To date there have been 15 victims identified and charges of burglary (to a vehicle(s)) and theft have been filed. The suspect remains in Camden County Correctional Facility on $30,500.00 bail. The full Bellmawr Police post is available here.... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: 295/76/42 rebuild shows signs of blooming in the Spring. Play Ball!

BY MARK MATTHEWS While we didn't see much snow this winter, the cold weather seemed to hang around a little too long this year. Now that weather has finally gotten warmer, we are all happy to see the start of new life... Birds are chirping, grass is greener, flowers are blooming and we have the first swings of Little League bats this season. And this year spring brings us something very new to the Bellmawr Little League fields on Essex Ave... Our first signs of the start of the long awaited "Direct Connection" project, which as you should know,... Read more →

Helen Heisler, age 76, Retired Secretary for the Gloucester City Board of Education | cnbnews

On April 11, 2013. Age 76 (nee Geoghegan) Of Gloucester City. Beloved wife of the late James E. Heisler. Loving mother of Michael (Theresa) of Wahiawa, HI, John (Patricia) of Bonita Springs, FL, Edward and Gregory of Gloucester City. Cherished grandmother of 7 and great grandmother of 5. Dear sister of Mary Curry and her husband James and Rita Nardi and her late husband Joseph. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Helen was born in Pennsauken and was a 1954 graduate of Camden Catholic High School in Camden. Mrs. Heisler worked as a secretary in the Gloucester City... Read more →

Movie on Catholic abuse scandal feared to be exploitative | CNA/EWTN News

By Kevin J. Jones Boston, Mass., Apr 12, 2013 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An upcoming movie on the sex abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston has caused one screenwriter to worry that the film could exploit sex abuse for the sake of Hollywood awards. “I have very big concerns about making the molestation of children the subject of entertainment,” screenwriter Barbara Nicolosi told CNA April 10. “These are real people’s lives that have gotten ruined. We want to really pray that this movie doesn’t end up victimizing the victims all over again by turning their suffering into spectacle.”... Read more →

Rutgers to Construct Food Facility Dedicated to Fighting Childhood Obesity

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) April 11, 2013 NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Rutgers University Board of Governors has awarded a construction contract to build a 79,711 square-foot facility dedicated to fighting childhood obesity and associated adult diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health has existed in temporary quarters on the Cook Campus since 2010. Construction will begin this year and be completed in 2015, according to Peter Gillies, the institute’s founding director. The idea behind the institute is to create and physical space where research, teaching and outreach to the community can take... Read more →

JIM KELLY TOURNAMENT: Cox's Single in the 7th Wins the Game, Darrow has 7 Strikeouts

Lions celebrate Mike Cox game winning single with 2 outs in 7th. photo credit Bruce Darrow (April 13, 2013)GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Trailing 1-0 in bottom of the 7th Albie Carracino led off with a double and tied the scored on a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt by Chris Walmsley. The Lion's loaded the bases with two intentional walks with 2 outs before Mike Cox singled to rightfield to score Walmsley. Austin Darrow recorded his second win of season with a complete game performance with 7 strikeouts, no walks and only three hits . The Lions will host Woodbury in the... Read more →

HHS Seeking $1.5B In Funding To Run Federal Health Insurance Exchanges

By Mary Agnes Carey KHN Staff Writer APR 10, 2013 The Obama administration is trying once again to convince Congress to provide more funding for the health law’s insurance exchanges, which are set to begin enrollment this fall. According to figures released in the fiscal 2014 budget request Wednesday, the administration estimates that the federal government will spend about $4 billion on those federal- and state-run marketplaces for individual and small businesses purchasing insurance coverage. President Barack Obama and acting OMB Director Jeffrey Zients discuss the president's 2014 budget in the White House Rose Garden Wednesday (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty... Read more →

College Baseball: LaSalle10-2 Win at St.Joseph's, SC Aiken Squeezes Past Lander, Div. III Rankings

LaSalle Tallies Season-High 21 Hits MERION STATION, Pa. – After notching only four hits the day before, the La Salle baseball team tallied a season- high 21 base knocks in a 10-2 victory over Saint Joseph's on Saturday afternoon at John Smithson Field. Freshman Joey Ravert (4-5, 2 RBI, run) and sophomore Kevin Baron (4-5, RBI, run) paced the Explorer offense with four hits apiece while junior Shawn O'Neill picked up his third win of the season after tossing 6.2 innings of two-run ball. With the win, the Blue and Gold improve to 13-19 (7-4 A-10) on the season while... Read more →

China is the future for boxing - Arum

MACAU (AFP) April 7, 2013, 1:57:02 PM EDT Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP/File Bob Arum, founder and CEO of Top Rank, waits on stage as Nonito Donaire of the Philippines and Jorge Arce of Mexico have their official weigh-in at the PlazAmericas Mall on December 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Boxing was banned in Chinaunder Mao Zedong because it was deemed too Western and too violent. But if top promoter Bob Arumgets his way -- and he usually does -- the country will be the future of the sport. "For any serious business person... it's a country of 1.4 billion people and... Read more →

Retired Special Ops: Demand the Truth on Benghazi

Dear Friends: I have something truly disturbing to share with you that can't wait. We may be of the verge of revealing the largest cover up by a President since Watergate and we need to get to the truth. Countless important questions remain unanswered about the horrific terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, and you deserve to know why when the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and heroic Navy SEALs were fighting for their lives against a mob of terrorists, politicians in Washington ignored their calls for help and left them to die. Here is what you need to know: More than... Read more →

Schuylkill County funeral director charged with forging life insurance policy documents

APRIL 8, 2013 HARRISBURG - A Schuylkill County funeral director was charged today following allegations that he forged life insurance documents by appointing his business as the owner and beneficiary of the policy. Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane identified the defendant as Stephen Oravitz, 58, 135 Brandonville Road, Ringtown. Oravitz is the owner of Oravitz Home for Funerals, 40 North Jardin St., Shenandoah, which is also charged. According to the criminal complaint, Oravitz submitted change of ownership and change of beneficiary forms to Mutual of Omaha in July of 2011, making the Oravitz Home for Funerals the new owner and... Read more →

Former Phillies pitcher will compete for spot on team

Camden Riversharks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) JORDAN ELLIS AMONG FOUR INVITED TO RIVERSHARKS’ SPRING TRAINING CAMDEN, N.J. The Camden Riversharks invited four players to Spring Training after the team hosted open tryouts this past Saturday. Under the supervision of Manager Ron Karkovice and coaches Chris Widger and Brett Bonvechio, nearly 100 hopefuls took part in drills and competitions at open tryouts with hopes of landing a spot on the roster for the upcoming season. Jordan Ellis, Nicholas Tyson, Wander Nunez and Burt Reynolds were granted invites to Camden’s Spring Training upon the completion of the tryouts. Right-handed pitcher Jordan Ellis, a... Read more →

La Salle Finishes Season Ranked #24

In Final USA Today/Coaches Poll Explorers one of three Atlantic 10 teams ranked PHILADELPHIA – The La Salle men’s basketball team has finished the 2012-13 season ranked #24 in the final USA Today/Coaches Poll, it was announced today. The Explorers received 97 points and are one of three Atlantic 10 teams in the polls joining Saint Louis and VCU. La Salle won three NCAA Tournament games in five days over Boise State, Kansas State and Ole Miss to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The Explorers concluded the season with a 24-10 record. Only six La Salle teams have won more... Read more →

OBITUARY: Henry Earl Whitten Jr., of Gloucester City/ Owner of Earl's Auto

WHITTEN HENRY EARL, JR. On April 9, 2013, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 78. He is the beloved husband of Sarah J. (nee Williamson), loving father of Linda Dewechter (Daniel), David Whitten (Charmaine), Judy Whitten, Gary Whitten (Lisa), and Lori Kraft (Jeffrey) and dear brother of Mildred Smith (Jack). He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. For 35 years Earl owned and operated Earl’s Auto Repair in Gloucester City. He loved his cars and was a member of the Rollin Rods of South Jersey. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Thursday evening from 6:00 to... Read more →

OBITUARY: Margaret M. "Peg" Angus, of Bellmawr, past officer of the Gloucester City Senior Citizens

ANGUS Margaret M. “Peg” Surrounded by her loving family, on April 9, 2013. Age 82. (nee Stiles) Of Bellmawr. Loving wife of 27 years to the late Robert W. Angus. Loving mother of Debbie Angus-Anderson (Blake) and Cindy Angelucci (Paul). Cherished grandmother of Kevin, Wendy, Lisa (Ed) and Paul. Also survived by her sister Madelyn Dorris and many nieces and nephews. Peg was a faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s R.C. Church and a past officer of the Gloucester City Senior Citizens Association. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her visitation on Saturday, April 13, 2013 morning... Read more →

Locklear: Tensions on Korean Peninsula Highest Since War's End

.04/09/2013 02:12 PM CDT By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 - With tensions on the Korean Peninsula reaching their highest level in the 60 years since the war there ended, the United States and South Korea are prepared to defend against a North Korean attack, should one come, the U.S. Pacific Command commander told Congress today. "I am satisfied that we are ready today," Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Locklear expressed confidence in the capabilities of U.S. and South Korean forces and their ability to intercept a North... Read more →


Camden Riversharks (Photo credit: Wikipedia) APRIL 9, 2013 CAMDEN, N.J. The Camden Riversharks have announced the signing of six players, including former Phillies’ draft pick Chris Duffy and major leaguer Brian Bass. The Camden Riversharks continued filling out their roster in advance of the 2013 season with the signing of Chris Duffy, Brian Bass, Erik Hamren, Adrian Martin, Ronald Uviedo and Juan Martinez. Drafted out of the University of Central Florida in 2010 by the Philadelphia Phillies, Chris Duffy spent three seasons playing first base in the Phillies organization. Hitting an impressive .384 average for the Single-A Lakewood Blue Claws... Read more →


HELMER TOSSES NO-HITTER Ewing, NJ... Pitcher Ashtin Helmer (Succasunna, NJ/Roxbury) tossed the second no-hitter of her young career as The College of New Jersey softball team remained undefeated in New Jersey Athletic Conference play by sweeping Rutgers University-Camden on Tuesday afternoon at Dr. June Walker Field. Helmer notched both wins, opening with an 8-0 triump, allowing no hits in five innings. She finished with four strikeouts and allowed only one runner to reach second base for her 12th straight victory. With the five scoreless innings, Helmer’s earned-run-average dipped below one to 0.96. In the second game of the doubleheader, the... Read more →

Bell Oaks Fashion Show A Success

By: Anne Forline Gloucester City News Photo Courtesy of Gina Catrambone and Carol Holt. Charitable Students - Eighth Grade students, under the direction of teachers Carol Holt and Gina Catrambone, are pictured at the Fourth Annual Bell Oaks Fashion Show, which was dedicated in memory of Officer "Bobby" Swanson. By participating in the Fashion show, students are taught life skills and raise an awareness for charity. The annual Bell Oaks Fashion Show is a popular, highly anticipated event at the middle school for both students and staff alike. It is the brainchild of physical education teacher, Carol Holt, who came... Read more →

Leave the Chocolate Out of Rover’s Celebrations

Posted on April 9, 2013 by FDA Voice By: Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD, and Carmen Stamper, DVM Holidays and chocolate seem to go together. For birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day and many other holidays — chocolate is everywhere. But, there is someplace chocolate should never be, and that’s in your dog. Chocolate is toxic to dogs and can kill them. And since a lot of the chocolate treats might be the kids’, make sure to pass along the message to them to never give chocolate to Rover. Here’s why chocolate is so dangerous for dogs: Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD Chocolate contains... Read more →

Lego Maniacs Build Creations for Display at Bellmawr Library

BELLMAWR NJ-- Members of the Lego Maniacs club, grades five and up, at the Bellmawr Branch Library build their creations for the library’s special display case on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Teen Librarian Barbara Ayes (aka Ms. Barbara, seated on floor in back) organizes and participates in the program each month. The next scheduled meetings of Lego Maniacs at Bellmawr are Wednesdays, April 10 and May 1. ### Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and... Read more →

Bellmawr BOE Okays Budget; Taxes Will Increase $66 Per Year

By: Anne Forline Gloucester City News During its recent meeting, the Bellmawr Board of Education (BOE) paused to acknowledge the passing of Sergeant Robert “Bobby” Swanson with a Moment of Silence. Swanson had served the Bellmawr Police and Fire Departments and was the district’s lead DARE instructor of two decades. Board President Jody Mangus remembered Swanson as a former board member and friend of the Bellmawr learning community. During the business portion of the meeting, the Board voted to approve the $13,702,425 budget for the 2013-14 school year. The Tax Impact will be an increase of 0.039, or approximately $66.44,... Read more →

Hospitals In 5 States Clamp Down On Delivering Babies Before 39 Weeks

SHORT TAKES ON NEWS & EVENTS When hospitals commit to stopping the delivery of babies before 39 weeks gestation unless there is medical cause to do so, they can dramatically lower rates that can put babies at increased risk for serious health problems. A study published Monday in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology showed a group of 25 hospitals in five states were able to cut their rates of elective early deliveries from nearly 28 percent to under 5 percent in one year. The March of Dimes, which partly funded the study and assisted the hospitals in setting up new... Read more →

GPTMC Launches Philadelphia Neighborhoods Campaign

April 5, 2013 Marketing Efforts Focus On 14 Neighborhoods Surrounding Center City PHILADELPHIA, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) today announced the launch of a new campaign -- Philadelphia Neighborhoods -- that spotlights 14 of the visitor-ready areas surrounding Center City. The campaign encourages locals and visitors to explore the neighborhoods' storied streets, buzzed-about restaurants, emerging art galleries, independent shops, intimate music venues, plentiful parks and annual festivals. Components include a highly visual and compelling neighborhood section, strong social media programs and promotions, extensive press outreach and research. The campaign is supported in... Read more →

Japan's Yamanaka maintains WBC bantamweight title

TOKYO (AFP) April 8, 2013, 12:56:36 PM EDT Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP l A referee separates World Boxing Council bantamweight defending champion Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan (R) and challenger Malcolm Tunacao of the Philippines (L) during the 12th round of their title bout in Tokyo on April 8, 2013. Yamanaka defeated Tunacao by technical knockout to defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) bantamweight title. Japan's Shinsuke Yamanaka defeated Malcolm Tunacao of the Philippines by technical knockout to defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) bantamweight title on Monday. Yamanaka, 30, floored the challenger twice in the third round with a straight left. And... Read more →

La Salle’s Ramon Galloway Selected For Portsmouth Invitational

Play begins on Wednesday evening PHILADELPHIA – La Salle senior Ramon Galloway (Philadelphia, Pa. / South Carolina) has been selected to play in the 61st annual Portsmouth Invitational, which begins on Wednesday. “We are excited to have Ramon join the other top senior NBA prospects in the country at the Portsmouth Invitational,” head coach Dr. John Giannini said. “We are extremely proud of Ramon and look forward to his future accomplishments following his appearances in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, the College Slam Dunk Contest and the NABC Senior All-Star Game. It is a great opportunity for him to continue to... Read more →

Exposure to Air Pollution During Pregnancy Linked to Pediatric Cancers

Released: 4/1/2013 3:40 PM EDT Embargo expired: 4/9/2013 8:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) more news from this source Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C. — Increased exposure to traffic-related air pollution during pregnancy was associated with a higher incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and two rare childhood cancers, according to data presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, held in Washington, D.C., April 6-10. “The main reason for undertaking this study was that we know much more about the causes of adult cancers than we do of the causes of childhood cancers,” said Julia Heck, Ph.D.,... Read more →

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: SS United States (Ikea ship) soon to be scrap? |

SS United States - Image Public Domain Wikipedia BY MARK MATTHEWS If you've been to the Ikea in South Philadelphia, next to the Walt Whitman Bridge, you've definitely noticed the SS United States docked directly across from the shopping center. On its maiden voyage in 1952, it broke speed records for crossing the Atlantic Ocean.. records which stills stand today. It's been sitting at the dock for 17 years, at a cost of $80,000 per MONTH, waiting for a grander plan to form. Now its getting too costly to keep. According to a new article, the scrap heap... Read more →

Funeral Services for Philadelphia Battalion Chief Michael R. Goodwin Announced |

Funeral services for Michael R., Goodwin, Sr., will be held on Wednesday and Thursday under the direction of the John F. Givnish Funeral Home. Battalion Chief Goodwin, Philadelphia Fire Department, Badge # 2773, passed away tragically serving the citizens of Philadelphia on April 6, 2013. Captain Goodwin was posthumously promoted to Battalion Chief. Beloved husband of Kelly (nee McDonnell). Loving Dad of Dorothy Dunn (Timothy) and Michael R., Jr. Loving Pop of Timothy Jr. and Bailey Dunn. Dear son of Elizabeth and the late James Goodwin, brother of James (Kelly), Robert (Brenda) and Deborah Goodwin, brother in law of Thomas... Read more →

Mayor Nutter Comments on the Death of Captain Michael Goodwin

released April 8, 2013 Firefighter Andrew Godlinski Injured in Attempt to Rescue Captain Goodwin Philadelphia, April 7, 2013—Mayor Michael A. Nutter has issued the following statement on the death of Captain Michael Goodwin and the injury to Firefighter Andrew Godlinski: “Today, we mourn the loss of Captain Michael Goodwin of the Philadelphia Fire Department and the injury to Firefighter Andrew Godlinski who tried to save him. Captain Goodwin was a leader who for 29 years put on the uniform of our respected department and risked his life on a daily basis in order to protect all of us from the... Read more →

The Hidden Revelations in the Affordable Health Care Act

By Dan Weber AMAC Among the newest revelations is that subsidies for low and middle income families have ‘strings attached’ - 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 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) BOHEMIA, NY, Apr 5 – “Nancy Pelosi warned that there would be plenty of surprises in the Affordable Care Act and she was right. It’s almost as if we hear about new and unpleasant revelations each week,” according to Dan Weber, president... Read more →

Stateline - Medicaid Will Be Available to Ex-Prisoners Under Health Care Reforms

By Michael Ollove, Staff Writer Inmates get health care while they’re in prison, such as this prisoner at San Quentin. Starting in January, ex-convicts will be eligible for health care provided through Medicaid. (AP) Newly freed prisoners traditionally walk away from the penitentiary with a bus ticket and a few dollars in their pockets. Starting in January, many of the 650,000 inmates released from prison each year will be eligible for something else: health care by way of Medicaid, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. A sizeable portion of the nearly 5 million ex-offenders who are on parole or probation... Read more →

Gloucester City NJ Group 1 Girls 2013 Championship GAME PHOTOS

youtube/photos by Bruce Darrow MARCH 4, 2013--Gloucester City High School (seeded #2) beat Haddon Township (seeded #1) this afternoon by a score of 51 to 25. Leading scorers: Mackenzi Cooper and Alisha Fox, each had 12 points, Madison McClintock 19 points, 21 rebounds. Related articles Gloucester City High softball hoping to reach finish line in state playoffs CNBNEWS: CHEERS AND JEERS FOR March 2013 S. Jersey Girls: Gloucester City defeats Haddon Twp. in OT Read more →

Planet Fitness Opens, 14 Million on Disability, Maybe a New Shopping Center |

CNBNEWS Tips and Snippets BY BILL CLEARY ( new Planet Fitness gym, at the Brooklawn Shopping Center, opened last week in a section of the former K-Mart store. K-Mart closed the store two -years ago. Located in the same plaza as the ShopRite food market, the gym is opened and staffed 24 hours, seven days a week. It also appears the long awaited repairs on the shopping center's parking lot are finally nearing completion. Last November CNBNews reporter Mark Matthews broke the story about the gym opening in Brooklawn before it was announced publicly. Late Saturday afternoon, November 17, 2012,... Read more →

Philadelphia Fire Captain Michael Goodwin Dies Fighting Fabric Store Fire

April 7, 2013 PHILADELPHIA PA--Philadelphia firefighters mourned the loss of one of their own in the Michael Goodwin, Captian Philadelphia Fire Department photo via line of duty for the third time in less than a year, saluting the body of a veteran captain as it was carried from the ruins of a three-story building that collapsed underneath him during a blaze. At an emotional news conference late Saturday after the fire in the city's Fabric Row section was extinguished, Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers told reporters that the victim, 53-year-old Capt. Michael Goodwin, was his friend and "a ladder man.... Read more →

Beach Boys Perform In South Jersey | WriteStuff

BY ANNE FORLINE WriteStuff My Aunt found out that the Beach Boys were performing in concert on April 5th at the TD Arts Centre in Washington, Township - Sewell and she asked me to go with her. I was never there before and didn't realize they hosted concerts like this, but it is a great venue. We had a lot of fun at the show. It was a great crowd. I regret that I didn't bring my real camera because I didn't think cameras were allowed at concerts. I'm so sorry that I didn't. We were about 20 rows from... Read more →


Despite its distinct appearance, the Wild Turkey is actually a very close relative of pheasants (Photo credit: Wikipedia) HARRISBURG – The cool spring so far throughout much of Pennsylvania may lead to increased gobbling for hunters planning to take part in the state’s spring wild turkey season. The state’s one-day youth spring gobbler season is April 20, and will run from one-half hour before sunrise until noon. The general spring gobbler season is April 27 to May 31, with the traditional noon closure for the first two weeks – through May 11, and from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half... Read more →