There are a couple of lessons that we can glean from the movie version
of the Broadway musical hit "The Producers" (Universal, 1 star).
The first, don't let the director of a massively successful Broadway play direct the movie. Second, when the story's creator says don't pretend it is anything other than a Broadway musical, don't listen.
Q: The windows in our great room are ridiculously tall. I mean, I have
no clue what to put on them - curtains, shades, sheers? - but the glare
is annoying and the sun is beginning to fade the sofa and chair
upholstery. What can I do? We don't want to cover them up permanently.
A: Stop squinting: there are answers to out-of-reach windows. One
solution might be a window film. Virtually invisible films do a
laudable job of blocking the ultraviolet rays that can damage
everything in their path, including works of art, wood floors and
furniture. One source to check out is www.vista-films.com or call (800)
Karen Hogue isn't trying to look 20. Or 30, even. A mother of two
teenage girls, the 51-year-old Southern Californian isn't ashamed of
her age. Still, when it comes to looking a little bit younger, she's
not opposed to some outside help.
"I don't like women who try to
act like they're 21 when they're 50," said Hogue, who last year
underwent an anti-aging procedure called a Contour ThreadLift to lift
the drooping skin around her jaw line. "I'm doing this to soften the
aging effect, not take it away."
The Paramus Surgical Center, 30 Century Road, Suite 300, was presented with the J.D. Power & Associates prestigious Distinguished Outpatient Services Program award. This is a first for a free standing ambulatory surgery center.
If you've got a craving for a taste of something new when it comes to
your swim wardrobe this season, then you'll love to dive into the
latest color palette washing ashore in stores for spring and summer.
Chocolate brown is fast becoming the most delicious hue to suit up in
when it's time to make a fashion splash at the pool or on the beach.
"the little black suit" will always be a timeless classic, brown is the
toast of swim designers who have put their collections for spring and
summer into neutral. It's just natural that the softer color would
spill over into the swim scene.
Any moment now, God is going to call up and say that "eye for an eye"
thing in the Bible was all a big mistake. "Hey," says God, "the world
was young and we - OK, I - wasn't sure about order and chaos. So we - I
- took the obvious route: retribution.
"At the time, retribution
seemed a good way to maintain equilibrium among the masses. You hit me
and I'll hit you back," explained God on the "Larry King Show."
Once upon a time, people were mean to each other. There was fighting and selfishness and suffering.
Then came religion, ideologies that taught that you should treat others the way you would want to be treated.
And it was good. For a little while anyway.
So writes Karen Armstrong in her newest book dealing with the early
days of religions. Her forte is the big picture - with a library that
includes "A History of God," "The Crusades and Their Impact on Today's
World" and "The Battle for God."
Fritz Behnke has put a lot of effort into preserving Paramus History. His joy in doing this is evident as he takes people on a tour of the new facility, which has been moved from his residence to a newly built building on Paramus Road. Open Sundays from 1 PM to 5 PM, it is worth the trip to learn about our town.
In October 1976, an Alaska pipeline engineer named John Moore became seriously, mysteriously ill. Eventually, he found himself at the UCLA Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with a rare, progressive form of blood cancer called hairy cell leukemia.
To slow the disease and perhaps save his life, Moore's physician - Dr. David Golde - recommended removing Moore's spleen. The surgery was successful. Moore recovered and eventually returned to Alaska, with instructions to visit Golde for annual checkups.
On Thursday, April
20th a contingent of Taiwanese- Americans set off before dawn to join
18 Taiwanese organizations in Washington DC to protest against Chinese
President Hu Jintaoâ€™s visit with President Bush. Starting in Fairlawn,
the charter bus picked up the first contingent before traveling to
Morristown and the Delaware to fill the bus with people who felt
strongly enough to take the time off to make the long journey.
The Saddle River Valley Concert Band meets on Wednesday evenings at the Cavalinni School in Upper Saddle River to practice . Informality and love of music keeps this group of approximately 64 members together. The only paid professional is Harley Streiss, a professor who professes to have a love of music. His conducting shows it.
NJ -- Sinai Special Needs Institute, an organization dedicated to
educating special needs children and young adults within the Jewish
community, will dedicate the Judaic studies program of its new Yavneh
Academy program in Paramus in memory of former Fair Lawn resident Riva
Blatt Weinstein, who passed away several years ago.
Dr. Judith K. Winn, President of Bergen Community College, honored faculty and staff members for their outstanding service to the College at a luncheon ceremony held on Monday, May 1, 2006 at Bergen Community College in Paramus, N.J.
Saaaalute! Yes, it's time to give those good ol' khaki pants a round of
applause. After 100 years as an American icon - from durable work wear
to rugged military uniforms to debonair Hollywood cool - the twill
fabric called khaki continues to make history on the American fashion
"Everyone loves an original and, like denim, khakis have
a rich and authentic history that has endured and evolved to reflect
the needs and styles of each new generation," says Jim Tibbs, senior
vice president of design for Dockers, the brand of khakis that claims
to have made its way into seven out of 10 closets of American men.
Most people don't want to mess with a digital camera's settings. Manufacturers realize this and are making it easier to get a great shot every time. It's done with presets called modes, one of which will make your subjects look 10 pounds thinner. Let's say it's your child's birthday. The lights are low and the
candles on the cake are glowing. You'll want a slow shutter speed to
capture more light. But when the kids go outside and play in the
sunlight, you'll want a faster shutter speed.
PARAMUS, N.J. â€“ With the growing need for quality special education at
Jewish day schools, Sinai Special Needs Institute will partner with
Yavneh Academy to establish North Jerseyâ€™s first preschool, elementary
and middle school program for children with learning and developmental
disabilities. The program will begin with the September 2006
academic year with two preschool classes, and one class for first and
second graders at Yavneh Academy in Paramus.