By Anonymous Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 12:24 AM EST
Video Game Reviews
Game: "Unreal Tournament 3"
System: Windows XP/Vista (PS3)
ESRB rating: M
Review rating: 3 1/2 stars
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, December 18, 2007, 09:56 AM EST
Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the U.S., surpassed only by poorly controlled diabetes. Because the disease often progresses silently, with no warning or symptoms, the National Eye Institute estimates that up to one-half of the approximately three million Americans with the disease don’t even know they have it.
By Anonymous Tuesday, December 18, 2007, 01:56 AM EST
PHONE, NO FRILLS
The iPhone certainly isn't your grandfather's cell phone, but the Jitterbug just might be.
After raising $40 million in venture funding, GreatCall has launched a national marketing campaign to introduce its large-button, no-frills Jitterbug phones to consumers who want simpler - and cheaper - devices.
By Sharon Mosley Tuesday, December 18, 2007, 01:44 AM EST
LITTLE BLACK DRESS
It's a scene out of anybody's grim nightmare before Christmas. The invitation reads "black tie requested" and you start hyperventilating.
"Just exactly what store were you in the other day when you saw that perfect little black dress?" "Why haven't you had those buttons repaired on that tuxedo jacket that's been hanging in your closet for the past year?"
For those of us who don't have dozens of glittering gowns and dapper dinner jackets in your closets, the black tie events are enough to often push the fashion panic button.
By Anonymous Tuesday, December 18, 2007, 12:53 AM EST
The White House ambulance belatedly arrived at the scene of the subprime mortgage crash recently, with President Bush and some banking industry paramedics trying to stanch the bleeding of the battered housing market.
Yet Bush's proposed remedy is only a small bandage on a gaping wound. It may lessen or slow but will not halt the economic problems associated with the mortgage crisis. And there's even a chance that it could make matters worse.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, December 17, 2007, 02:59 PM EST
Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney and the County Department of Parks today announced Community Ski and Snowboard Nights for all 70 municipalities on select Fridays in January and February 2008 at Campgaw Mountain in Mahwah.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, December 17, 2007, 10:05 AM EST
DMR Architects, one of the most respected and largest full service architectural firms in the New York/New Jersey region, has completed the conversion of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s existing P.E.T. Scan Imaging Center into an Endoscopy Suite and Employee Health center. The project is located in the New Brunswick, New Jersey location. DMR Architects are responsible for having completed numerous projects at this site.
By Anonymous Monday, December 17, 2007, 01:29 AM EST
Four days a week, after school and before swim practice, Paulina DeHaan plunks down her backpack, pulls out her math textbook and logs on to her family's computer to do her homework.
A similar ritual goes on every afternoon in countless American households, with one major exception. As Paulina, a seventh-grader, converts fractions to percents, she's getting help from a teacher in India.
By Robert J Hawkins Monday, December 17, 2007, 01:13 AM EST
Every once in a while, a movie comes along that is so good, so refreshingly real and so honest and entertaining that it gets you through all those contrived studio products and reminds you why you pay those ridiculous prices at the ticket booth.
"Once" (Fox, 4 stars) is exactly one of those movies.
The story is a simple one: Irish boy loses girl.
By Mel Fabrikant Sunday, December 16, 2007, 03:09 PM EST
BERGEN COUNTY OBSERVES WORLD AIDS DAY
Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney and the County Department of Health Services observed World AIDS Day on December 3 at local high schools with programs that brought HIV/AIDS awareness to students.
“Bergen County students are recognizing the severity of this pandemic and using this knowledge to make healthy life choices,” said McNerney.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, December 15, 2007, 07:30 PM EST
By drummer40 Saturday, December 15, 2007, 11:02 AM EST
Enter Music Publishing, publishers of worldwide, hip percussion magazines, including DRUM! and TRAPS Magazines, today announced the launch of DRUM! Digital (http://drumd.igitaledition.com). DRUM! Digital is a free, online multimedia version of the magazine that is available to drummers internationally in an on-screen, flip-page format.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, December 15, 2007, 07:57 AM EST
A special grand opening reception at the Tuscan inspired The Siena at Montclair attracted close to 400 guests and generated three sales of the luxury condominiums. Visitors were offered tours of the luxury condominium's six finished models.
By Nina Garin Saturday, December 15, 2007, 01:49 AM EST
'MARGOT AT THE WEDDING'
Written and directed by a man, Noah Baumbach, "Margot at the Wedding" might rank as the "chick flick" of the year if it had more good scenes for Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Kidman is Margot, the tall sister with a mildly lofty reputation as a New York fiction writer.
By Anonymous Saturday, December 15, 2007, 01:32 AM EST
LOST, BUT FOUND AGAIN
In my family, Aunt Fannie's tea cake recipe is the one that got away. My friend Stephanie's mother had a way with cabbage and bacon that no one else can seem to duplicate.
Every family has special dishes that an aunt or grandpa used to make according to a set of instructions kept only in their head. Over time, unless someone writes those recipes down, they become lost to memory.
By Donna Perkosky Friday, December 14, 2007, 12:43 PM EST
On Wednesday, December 26th from 2:00-3:00pm, "Journey to Candyland" , a colorful holiday extravaganza, will be performed at the Paramus Public Library. Allyn Gooen and Annie Hickman will entertain their audience of children ages 4-10 with zany balloon costumes, props and scenery while they go in search of a frosty feather, a blue giggle, and a sack of moon glow to bake a dancing holiday dessert. Register beginning Monday, December 10th. Space is limited and priority given to Paramus residents. The Paramus Public Library is located at 116 E. Century Rd. For more information, please call 201/599-1309.
By Donna Perkosky Friday, December 14, 2007, 12:37 PM EST
Due to anticipated inclement weather, the Brass Choir Concert scheduled for Sunday, December 16th will be re-scheduled for Sunday, January 20th at 2:00pm.
By Donna Perkosky Friday, December 14, 2007, 12:35 PM EST
"Plainsong" by Kent Haruf will be the topic of a book discussion at the Paramus Library on Friday, December 21. Bring a brown bag lunch at 12:30. Coffee/tea is provided. Discussion starts at 1:00pm. Copies of the book are available at the library's circulation desk. The Paramus Public Library is located at 116 E. Century Rd. For more information, please call 201/599-1300.
By Nina Garin Friday, December 14, 2007, 01:43 AM EST
'THE GOLDEN COMPASS'
There may be box-office gold from "The Golden Compass," but panning for it while viewing is a real day at the mine.
It stars beautifully named Dakota Blue Richards as beautifully named Lyra Belacqua, niece (maybe more) to lofty Lord Asriel, one of the big men at Oxford U. Daniel Craig plays him, but is seldom seen. Fantabulous forces infiltrate this world and a parallel universe.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert Friday, December 14, 2007, 01:36 AM EST
Q: At the moment, our bed is up against a blank bedroom wall in our new house. Where we used to live, there was a window over the head of the bed and I used curtains on the wall.
I'm thinking of making a picture arrangement, but am not sure what to hang and how.