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Saturday, May 26 2018 @ 01:43 PM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Saturday, May 26 2018 @ 01:43 PM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Top-notch Jaguar: Smooth-running convertible looks great coming, going


JAGUAR XK CONVERTIBLE
JAGUAR XK CONVERTIBLE
Jaguar designer Ian Callum faced a dilemma when planning the XK convertible. It could have had a retractable hardtop, creating a coupe and a convertible - two cars in one.

He tried, but the company had no experience in engineering a retractable hardtop. Plus, it was a challenge to find adequate stowage for the hardtop without ruining the car's lines.
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Facing parenthood ... with HIV


FAMILY FOCUS
FAMILY FOCUS
Two-year-old Grace McKittrick knows how to play the drums with her hands and paint pictures with her fingers. She'll show you where her secret hiding spot is at her favorite playground and how she can swing from the jungle gym with only one hand.

What she doesn't know - not yet, anyway - is that her dad is HIV positive.

"Sooner or later she's going to have questions, like, 'Why does Daddy take pills every day?' " said Shelley McKittrick, 46, who along with her husband, Al, 55, adopted Grace in 2003. "You can tell her the truth until you turn blue, but until they're a certain age they're not going to hear it."
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Office Depot To Mark Milestone Of One Million Backpacks Donated


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Paramus - Office Depot a leading global provider of office products and services, is celebrating its national “Backpack Donation Day” in Paramus, New Jersey., on Wednesday, August 16. 

More than 1,200 backpacks containing school supplies will be presented to six local organizations and the Bergen County School District.
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Aronsohn Calls on Garrett to Come Clean on Ethics Violations


Garret Travel Form
Garret Travel Form
"I therefore urge you – in the name of good government – to do the right thing and voluntarily provide a thorough explanation of these two allegations."  -- Paul Aronsohn

Paramus -- Congressional Candidate Paul Aronsohn sent a letter to incumbent Congressman Scott Garrett requesting a "thorough explanation" of possible ethics violations by the Congressman. The full text of the letter is below.
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Leggings - fall fashion's anti-aging trend


LEG UP
LEG UP
Whether you're 7 or 70, this fall there's one fashion trend that promises to bridge the gap between the young and the old: leggings and tights. Yes, even if you've got a "grand" in front of your name, you can still pull off (and on) the latest craze in fashion. Just follow a few simple rules and you'll be one of the hippest grannies on the playground.

First and foremost, never wear leggings by themselves. Unless you're doing plies in front of the ballet barre or sailing through the air onstage like Peter Pan, you do not want to go out in public in anything that fits this close to your body, ever.
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Navy SEALs are looking for a few good ultra-athletes


OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
With sweat soaking his tattered tank top, Petty Officer 1st Class David Goggins hit the finish-line tape high on the slopes of California's Mount Whitney. He took fifth place recently in a 30-hour foot race from the floor of Death Valley.

For Goggins, a Navy SEAL based in Coronado, Calif., running a 135-mile ultra-marathon in 120-degree heat across a desert and three mountain ranges is more than an adventure.

It's a job.

"One hundred and thirty-five miles - that's a lot of time to meet people," said Goggins, a SEAL recruiter.

He will compete in more races during the months to come. His work is part of the military's new efforts to boost significantly the ranks of special operations forces, including the SEALs, by attracting high-endurance athletes.
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Summer Camps for Children in Foster Care


Children's Aid And Family Services
Children's Aid And Family Services
(Paramus, NJ) Thanks to a grant of $10,000 from The Gift of Life America Fund, ten children and teens living in foster care have been able to attend camp programs this summer. The children, who range in age from 6 to 17, are all in the care of the Bergen-County-based non-profit Children’s Aid and Family Services. Thanks to this grant, these children have attended a variety of day camps and sleep-over camps at Camp Merryheart, Camp Michikamau, Independent Lake Camp, and Frost Valley. Others have also been able to participate in special interest camps to learn about specific activities, including cooking and basketball.
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Aronsohn Receives Key Endorsement from NJEA


New Jersey Educators Throw Support Behind Challenger in the 5th District
Paul Aronsohn, Connie Wagner and Rich LaBarbieri
Paul Aronsohn, Connie Wagner and Rich LaBarbieri

Paramus – Congressional Candidate Paul Aronsohn recently received the endorsement of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) PAC. Aronsohn is the only congressional challenger to receive the support of the group, which made several bipartisan endorsements.

In a letter to Aronsohn, NJEA PAC President Joyce Powell noted that the 196,000 Member organization is “excited about helping you win in November.”
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Greyhound Rescue and Adoption Day at Bergen Community College


Greyhound Friends of New Jersey
Greyhound Friends of New Jersey
Representatives from Greyhound Friends of New Jersey, Inc. (GFNJ) will be at Bergen Community College, Monday, September 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
, in the Student Center, Pitkin Education Center, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ.

Greyhounds will be on hand for a meet and greet, and rescue representatives will be available to answer questions about the breed and the adoption process. Bergen Community College Assistant Professor Harold Kahn will give an informative lecture and video presentation about rescue and adoption from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Whaling seen as threat to scavengers


DEEP-SEA SCAVENGING
DEEP-SEA SCAVENGING
In 2004, marine biologists discovered two strange new worms 9,000 feet down at the bottom of Monterey Bay Canyon. They were bizarre for many reasons - they had no eyes, legs, mouths or stomachs - but also because they were, with the help of symbiotic bacteria, feasting off a dead gray whale.

The worms, whose Latin name means "bone devourer," sport reddish feathery plumes that behave like gills. At the other end, the worm's body forms a large egg sac with greenish roots sprouting from it. The roots are filled with bacteria that break down the oil in whale bones.
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'Dossier' is a doozie


APOCALYPSE NOW
APOCALYPSE NOW
"Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier" (Paramount, 4 stars).

Francis Ford Coppola gives us glimpses into the shadows that fell between the idea and the release of one of the greatest movies of all time.

However, the three-year epic struggle to make this film - nearly a personal apocalypse for Coppola - results in a mere DVD two-disc set that includes the two official versions of the film - the 1979 original and the controversial "Apocalypse Now Redux" from 2001 - and a hefty handful of features.
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Shooting the moon


MEASURING THE MOON
MEASURING THE MOON
On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin propped an array of reflectors in the lunar soil - one of several science experiments they deployed a day after becoming the first humans to set foot on the moon.

A month later, a small group of astronomers bounced a pulse of laser light off the reflectors and caught the return signal with a telescope at Lick Observatory near San Jose, in Northern California. By measuring the time it took for the pulse traveling at the speed of light to return, scientists could determine the distance between the Earth and moon.
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Computer entrepreneur searches for gateway to knowledge


GOSPEL OF JUDAS
GOSPEL OF JUDAS
In April, the National Geographic Society announced that San Diego resident Ted Waitt had donated more than $1 million to fund the restoration and preservation of the Gospel of Judas manuscript.

Waitt, 43, is the founder and former CEO of Gateway Inc., the computer maker. The San Diego-based Waitt Family Foundation and Institutes are nonprofit organizations "dedicated to the improvement of mankind's knowledge through historical and scientific exploration." Copley News Service writer Diane Bell asked Waitt about his role in the Judas codex in an interview that was conducted via e-mail.
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Meth cooks take pride in creating 'devil's drug'


METH PRODUCTION
METH PRODUCTION
With the gentle touch of Wolfgang Puck, the zeal of Emeril and the bravado of Julia Child, chefs every day whip up batches of a drug that can be snorted, smoked, injected, even eaten.

On the streets, it's called crank, ice, pink.
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An open road, a smaller world


INTERSTATE TURNS 50
INTERSTATE TURNS 50
In America, a land of possibilities and second chances, settled by people who came from somewhere else, mobility has always meant freedom.

And for the past 50 years, the embodiment of that spirit has been the freeway.

The interstate highway system, a half-century old this summer, connected the coasts and everything in between, and accommodated Americans' desire to take charge of their destiny.

"It made the movement of America, which is such a quintessentially American feature of our consciousness, and it made it incredibly efficient," said Robert Thompson, a professor of popular culture at Syracuse University.
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Dr. Michael B. Yeun, a family dentist


Dr. Michael Yuen, Family Dentist
My good friend, Dr. Michael (Mike) Yeun has been in the same location, 366 Forest Avenue in Paramus for over 20 years. His corner is known for the white tooth on his lawn depicting his location. He came across this location through a fellow church member and has stayed there.

Mike graduated from UMDNJ in 1984, did a little apprenticing and then came to our town.
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Widow's diamond ring keeps husband's memory close by


EMOTIONAL MOMENT
EMOTIONAL MOMENT
When Patricia Biedenbach's husband Don died in September, she wasn't ready to let him go.

"I wanted him with me at all times," she said.

Her husband was cremated at his request, and Biedenbach kept the ashes. But the Canton, Ohio, resident wanted something else that could be close to her wherever she was. That's when she remembered an article she read about LifeGem, a company in Elk Grove Village, Ill., that uses the carbon found in the cremated remains of a person's body or hair to create diamonds. She asked the Reed Funeral Home about it following her husband's cremation.
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Housing and sports facilities are seen as a winning team


SPORTING VIEW
SPORTING VIEW
Longtime stock-car entrepreneur O. Bruton Smith looked puzzled when he was asked if he was bothered by the drone of the high-performance automobiles that circle Lowe's Motor Speedway.

"Oh no, no," Smith said with a smile. "When I hear noise, I know we're making more money."
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Researchers look to sea floor as source of new antibiotics


NEW DRUG DISCOVERIES
NEW DRUG DISCOVERIES
The bottom of the ocean can be a dark, cold and muddy place, but this forbidding environment could hold life-saving antibiotics derived from organisms that scientists have never seen.

Now the University of California San Diego will soon undertake an ambitious effort to fast-track the process of discovering new compounds from the sea floor to turn them into antibiotics. University officials will draw from talent at their Scripps Institution of Oceanography and their schools of pharmacy and medicine. They also will enlist the support of San Diego County's biotech community and venture capitalists.
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Hurricane Katrina expert sees more ill winds blowing


EYE ON THE STORM
EYE ON THE STORM
Ivor van Heerden, deputy director of the Louisiana State University Hurricane Center, has studied the geography of southeast Louisiana for decades. Long before last summer, he told state, local and federal officials that New Orleans would be vulnerable to a direct-hit hurricane. Much of what he feared would happen came true when Katrina struck in August.

The state of Louisiana later named the LSU Hurricane Center to lead an investigation of Katrina levee failures. Van Heerden heads a team of engineers and coastal scientists who are analyzing storm-surge levels and levee construction.
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