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Friday, August 17 2018 @ 05:06 PM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Friday, August 17 2018 @ 05:06 PM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Travelers in need have somewhere to turn to


TRAVELER’S AID
TRAVELER’S AID
There was a time in the 1940s when a Georgia mother could put her child unescorted on a train to visit relatives in Ohio. And, through the kindness of strangers, that child would be met and chaperoned at every stop along the way.

Those strangers were the staff and volunteers of Travelers Aid International serving the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Australia.
"We were very big in train stations back in the '20s through till after World War II," commented Raymond M. Flynt, president of the organization. "But the nature of travel has changed, and now airlines have replaced them as the principal mode. So we have offices at quite a few airport locations."
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Online cancer support groups catching on


When 19-year-old Casandra Cuggino found out she had cancer, it took her only a few days to realize she was going to need support.

So, she went online.

"Hi," she wrote in a message posted to Grouploop.org, a Web site run by The Wellness Community, a cancer support organization with 21 branches nationwide.

"I was diagnosed on Monday and am starting chemo today. I'm going to be in the hospital for a while, so I'm looking for someone to talk to that has gone through the same thing."
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Gretchen Mol captures the paradox surrounding Bettie Page


‘THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE’
‘THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE’
When it comes to the engaging bio-picture "The Notorious Bettie Page" (HBO, 3 stars), you've got to take the "notorious" aspect pretty lightly. Side by side with most anything you see on MTV today and Bettie Page comes off as quaintly wholesome.

But in her day ...

Bettie Page's "day" was the repressive post-war 1950s. She was a small-town Tennessee girl who made her way to New York City where she took up modeling while studying to become an actress. The modeling evolved into pinup posing, nudies and eventually fetish photos - bondage, S&M, kinky boots, spanking.
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Scientists fear that carbon dioxide is altering ocean chemistry


ACID TEST
ACID TEST
Fifty-five million years ago, Earth endured a period of rapid global warming, a shift so dramatic it altered ocean and atmospheric circulation, driving plankton in the seas and mammals on land to extinction.

The event, called the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, may have been caused by volcanic eruptions that flooded the atmosphere with billions of tons of carbon dioxide. Or, methane gas frozen beneath the sea on continental shelves could have destabilized, diffusing into the atmosphere where it was oxidized into carbon dioxide.

As the oceans absorbed much of the carbon dioxide, their pH fell and they grew increasingly acidified.
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Overloaded school backpack can become a health hazard


BEST BACKPACKS
BEST BACKPACKS
Four-year-old Brianna Weisend was far from dithering over the full wall of backpack options at Target.

She already had zeroed in on a blue Tinkerbell, a nylon and vinyl bantamweight version of the others meant to carry a full load of schoolbooks.

And, though she's enrolled in the North Canton (Ohio) YMCA's prekindergarten, her mother said her first backpack is a kiddie necessity.

"It's small and really just a way to carry her papers home," said Stacy Weisend, who recalled her daughter's initial backpack style choices included those emblazoned with Cinderella and princess themes.
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Bergen Community College Women’s Volleyball Welcomes New Coach and Begins New


Alan Clements
Alan Clements
Bergen Community College recently named Alan Clements, of Fair Lawn, the new head coach of the women’s volleyball team, the Bergen Bulldogs. Clements brings over nine years experience coaching high school volleyball. Bergen is Clements’ first assignment coaching college athletics. “Coaching at the collegiate level has always been one of my dreams; so it’s nice to see that goal fulfilled,” Clements said.
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There's a message in Raitt's music


BONNIE RAITT
BONNIE RAITT
Born into a Quaker family, Bonnie Raitt has been a devoted social activist since even before she released her bluesy, self-titled debut album in 1971.

Now on tour to promote her latest studio release, 2005's "Souls Alike," and her new live CD and DVD, which teams her with such musical pals as Norah Jones and Ben Harper, Raitt is careful not to mount a political soapbox at her concerts.
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Midwest grandmother puts healthy food upfront


SUBTLE SUBSTITUTIONS
SUBTLE SUBSTITUTIONS
Patricia Turner takes a large bowl of fruit salad out of the refrigerator.

"Children need to stop eating junk," she says. She sets the bowl on the counter hard, as if to make a point.

"And if you don't have it available, they can't eat it."

Now she's making Coconut Cream Pie.
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Maria Echaveste to Deliver Keynote at Bergen's Latino Heritage Week


Maria Echaveste
Maria Echaveste
Maria Echaveste, one of the highest-ranking Latinas to have served in a presidential administration, will discuss immigration issues at Bergen Community College on Monday, October 23, at 1:40 p.m., in the Ciccone Theatre, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus as part of Latino Heritage Week, which celebrates Latinos’ contributions to American history, culture, and the arts. Latino Heritage Week is co-sponsored by the College’s Office of Student Life and the Center for the Study of Intercultural Understanding.  All events from 10/23-10/27 are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Office of Student Life at 201-447-7215.
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Pro Arte Chorale to Perform at Bergen Community College


Pro Arte Chorale
Pro Arte Chorale
The renowned Pro Arte Chorale will perform choral classics on Sunday, October 22, at 3:00 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors (65+), and are available by phoning 201-447-7428. Seating is reserved and advance ticket purchase is recommended.
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“We did it for you” said Mayor Tedesco!


We did it for you
Mayor Tedesco, Tax Assessor James  Anzevino along with Chris Stellatos and Rose Whitehead from his office presented an introduction to the new Paramus home improvement loans for Senior home owners and Tenants to the Pioneer Club at the Senior Center. The Mayor stressed that this is not coming from the taxpayer’s pocket, but is funded by assessments on new building from developers and used for affordable housing or home improvements.
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Mid-Century Modern brings the past back to the future


RETRO CHIC
RETRO CHIC
Q: We've got this cute little apartment that the landlord says is OK to paint or wallpaper or whatever we want. I love things from the '50s, and hope to start a collection. Meanwhile, we want to do a fun makeover that's not too expensive. Where to start?

A: Start at the beginning, with the shell of your room, the walls, floors and ceiling. You're in luck here: it seems that a lot of 21st century designers are also nostalgic for the 20th century.
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'The Last Kiss'


‘THE LAST KISS’
‘THE LAST KISS’
Tony Goldwyn, mainly an actor, did fine directing with "A Walk on the Moon" (1999), performance-driven but credibly shaped. Yet, with an almost equally fine cast, "The Last Kiss" is all bunk and bungle.

The movie is based on Gabriele Muccino's "L'Ultimo Baccio," a 2002 confection I kissed off as "perky pasta." At the least (and most), it was vitally Italian. But Americans don't like subtitles, so now the story has shifted from Florence, Italy, to (wow) Madison, Wis.
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Ballet Fiesta Mexicana Comes to Bergen Community College, October 20


The Ballet Fiesta Mexicana production, Caminos De Mexico--“Crossroads”--a musical journey through Mexico’s rich history and culture--will be performed at Bergen Community College on Friday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $18 for students and senior citizens (65+). Seating is reserved and advanced ticket purchase—available at 201-447-7428—is recommended.
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Superstition: There's so much to be afraid of


SUPERSTITIONS
SUPERSTITIONS
Is Friday the 13th an unlucky day for you? Do you step over cracks? Do you believe garlic protects you from evil spirits and vampires?

From chain letters to salt, most of us are superstitious about something. But why?

"Superstitions are learned through conditioning," said Robert Devies, a psychologist with Psychological and Family Consultants in Jackson Township, Ohio. "Once you get something into a kid's head, it stays there."

One way superstitions evolve, he said, is by things happening that are paired in time, such as walking under a ladder and getting splattered with paint; ergo, walking under a ladder is bad luck.
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County Executive honors Paramus Police, Fire and EMS.


Mayor & Council
Denis McNerney visited the Mayor & Council meeting to honor the people who were involved in saving the life of an auto victim without regard for their own safety. 

The County Executive and Mayor Tedesco paid tribute to the men and women involved extolling their bravery under extreme circumstances.
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Podcasts for your listening pleasure


Imagine listening to network news or a fantasy football show without your radio. You can, with podcasts. These are radio-like programs you download from the Web. You can listen to them whenever and wherever you wish.

Podcast was named the "Word of the Year" in 2005 by New Oxford American Dictionary. Nonetheless, many people haven't a clue about podcasts. The dictionary defines podcast as a "digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player."
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Lord & Taylor Announces a Special Event For Cancer Patients, Survivors and C


Book Signing by Renowned “Cancer Coach” Sharon Lee Parker from 12 – 4PM; Profits Fund Cancer Research at Hackensack University Medical Center 

Lord & Taylor at The Fashion Center (Rt 17 in Paramus) today announced a special event designed specifically for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers on Saturday, September 30 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.
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Ford Focus PZEV less polluting than a cookout


FORD FOCUS PZEV
FORD FOCUS PZEV
Grilling a hamburger puts out more hydrocarbon emissions than a 2007 Ford Focus PZEV does on a three-hour drive, or about 180 miles.

And a reason to not mow grass this weekend: The Focus PZEV would have to be driven more than 2,100 miles to equal the emissions generated by a 5.4-horsepower lawn mower in just one hour of use.

Ford is emphasizing the cleaner-air credentials of its subcompact Focus as an alternative to higher-priced hybrid vehicles. The 2007 Focus with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine will be identified as a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle, hence the PZEV badge.
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These 'Nights' are filled with an abundance of action


Game: "Ninety-Nine Nights"

‘NINETY-NINE NIGHTS’
‘NINETY-NINE NIGHTS’
Publisher: Microsoft

System: Microsoft Xbox 360

Cost: $49.99

ESRB Rating: M 

Review rating: 3 stars 

Video games frequently let players assume the role of a superhuman "army of one" warrior who can defeat a myriad ofadversaries. It isn't often that gamers get to fight more enemies than they can count at the same time, but such is the case with Microsoft's surrealistic action title, "Ninety-Nine Nights" or "N3."
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