Because Harley-Davidson's Sportster is considered such a fabled model from motorcycling's past, it's difficult sometimes for people to remember the Sportster was originally a knock-off of the Triumph Bonneville.
Triumph models such as the Bonneville Scrambler and the Trophy were two-wheeling's icons in the 1950s and early '60s.
If you asked most Americans in 1985 whether they had any use for a PC with a modem and a hard drive, you would have met with a lot of laughter and blank stares.
Ask them today whether they want a gigabit Internet connection, a terabyte of storage and a teraflop processor, and the responses would be the same.
Why would anyone need a gigabit connection to the Internet? That's 1,000 megabits per second. And most people who have high-speed Internet are pretty happy with the 1- to 10-megabit connection they already have.
Award-winning filmmaker Chris Eyre will kick off the 10th-annual Native American Heritage Week at Bergen Community College on Tuesday, September 26, at 11:00 a.m., in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, Main Campus, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus.
Native American Heritage Week, which celebrates Native contributions to American history, culture, and arts, is co-sponsored by the Collegeâ€™s Office of Student Life and the Center for the Study of Intercultural Understanding. All daytime events are free and are open to the public. Native American jewelry, crafts, buckskin goods, and other items will be available for sale in the Student Center throughout the week. For more information, please call the Office of Student Life at 201-447-7215.
Maggie is a typical teen, on the go, combining school and a social
life, trying to find her way. Her parents, Jean and Pete, are trying to
find their way, too.
Like most parents, they didn't think for a
minute that their daughter was the kind to experiment with alcohol or
drugs. "There is alcoholism in our family line, so I've been talking
about it to my kids for a very long time," Jean says.
What a life the jalapeno has. It's put on a routine of smoking, lying out in the sun and getting sauced. And, after the reverse spa treatment, it turns into one of the trendiest items on the food scene - the chipotle chile.
These wrinkly, crinkly pods result when jalapenos are ripened to a deep red on the plant and then smoke-dried using a process that dates at least to the Aztecs. The pods are sold dried or canned in vinegary adobo sauce.
OK, shake off that sand and kick off the flip-flops. As summer winds down and long vacations come to an end, it's time to get down to business and back to work - and it's time to get your professional wardrobe back into shape. So instead of taking a sick day, take a fashion time-out and reassess your work clothes. Here are a few new ways to make you feel better about how you look and about how you work:
Update your suits. Many of us working women tend to find one suit and wear it to death. But if you're really creative, you'll find more ways to get that "suit" look by mixing and matching jackets, pants and skirts.
Take a look at your basic suit and see if there aren't ways to make it look fresh this fall. Jackets can provide a major style shift. If you're still wearing boxy and baggy jackets, then you'll look boxy and baggy.
It seems like such a simple solution: Eliminate a virus-caused cancer with a round of vaccinations.
However, sometimes simple answers just create more questions, especially when it comes to our health.
Such is the case with Gardasil, the new vaccine developed by Merck that reduces the incidence of cervical cancer and other diseases in females caused by certain types of genital human papillomavirus, or HPV.
From time to time, political leaders have been known to go into rhetorical overdrive, waxing long and languorous on the wondrous essential freedoms and liberties in the United States. For instance, on the Fourth of July. But ask the average man or woman what these basic freedoms and liberties are, and you're likely to get a long pause. "Umm," said 19-year-old Maddie Bevitt of Roanoke, Ill., when asked to define civil liberties.
"I don't know what it means," she said at first. After a long, awkward silence, as she stood in a parking lot on Illinois Central College's East Peoria campus, she tried to dissect the question: What are civil liberties? "OK, civil," she started out. "Civil liberties." She paused again. "People's rights?" she asked. "I'm going to guess people's rights."
Q: I'm beginning to think it's not possible to decorate for kids! My daughter is 11, going on 18, and wants to paint her room shocking pink and black. I'm the one in shock. I remember a column you once wrote about a woman whose son wanted an all-black room and you said "Give it to him." Should I just give in?
A: Ask not whether you agree with your daughter's taste; ask why she should not be able to express her own personality in her own room. Besides, she'll soon be on to something else - probably something much less "shocking."
More than 80 percent of all known animal species in the world are
insects. One million species have been named; there may be as many as
30 million species in all. Insects abound virtually everywhere, even in
parts of Antarctica. In the United States, the average acre of land
contains 400 pounds of insects, but just 14 pounds of people.
the most part, we ignore these bugs. They go unseen and unnoticed until
they become pests, sometimes serious pests. Billions of dollars in
agricultural production worldwide are lost each year to various
voracious aphids, mites, flies, beetles and worms. At the same time,
millions of people die annually from insect-borne diseases. Malaria
alone accounts for 300 million to 500 million clinical cases each year,
with 1.5 million to 2.7 million proving fatal.
How would you like your youngster to be reading prepared for school? That is the purpose of the Pearson Educationâ€™s program in sponsoring an early literacy event hosted by Westfield Garden State Plaza. At 11 AM mothers and their offspring gathered at the Playtown area of the shopping center where Pearson staff and members of Jumpstart not only acted out The Little Engine That Could for their attentive little readers, but also did a one on one to help them to see and read the story.
Q: I think the architect was high when he designed this new house of
ours. The family room is two stories tall with French doors on three
sides and odd-shaped windows punched way up on two of the walls, such
as a big porthole on one and two triangles on the other. We bought the
house, thinking the windows were neat, but now we're having a hard time
living with the sunlight and glare that comes in the room. We put
sheers on the French doors, which work just fine. What kind of curtains
should we use that won't look silly so high on the wall?
"High," indeed. But today's fad for soaring spaces is not altogether
the builder's fault. Maybe we were just reacting to the visual cramping
of the 20th century, when room sizes shrank and ceilings dropped to
about 8 feet, all in the name of "efficiency."
We would like to invite www.ParamusPost.com to our Grand Opening on Wednesday, 8/23/06 at 10 AM was the request we received. Eager to cover news in Paramus, we agreed! However, it is a little confusing. After locating the 315 Rte 17 S location near Einstein Moomjy, there were two doors to enter. Naturally I picked the wrong one!
Not seeing too many people on the one to the right, I opted to take the doors on the left. Wrong choice! The new center opening was on the right.
Behind every great man is a woman; Rona Brummer is the living proof! This was proven when US Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) learned from Rona that Sam, her husband, had never received the Bronze Star medal for his bravery during WW II. Lautenberg researched it and on August 22nd 2006 delivered that medal to this veteran at his place of business, Hobbyâ€™s Delicatessen & Restaurant, 32 Branford Place in Newark.
Cultural Council President Valerie Coniglio came to the microphone almost with tears in her eyes. This was the last show of this yearâ€™s great season. She gave thanks to all the sponsors and to the town residents and to the Mayor and Council. Mayor James Tedesco spoke and not only praised the Cultural Council efforts, but mentioned that through their efforts and that of Councilwoman Concetta (Connie) Wagner, they had made a big town into a home town.