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Friday, February 21 2020 @ 04:49 AM EST
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Friday, February 21 2020 @ 04:49 AM EST
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Taking cover: Sunscreen is just part of the picture


TAKE COVER
TAKE COVER
If your idea of sun protection is a quick coating of sunscreen, it's time to rethink your defense strategy.

Relying solely on a dollop of sunscreen to protect your skin from the ravages of the sun is a little like counting on a lap seat belt to completely protect you in a car crash. While both are necessary and can help minimize damage, they're only a part of a smart protection plan.

"Most people don't apply sunscreen often enough or in a large enough quantity to really give protection," says Dr. Kimberly Butterwick, a San Diego dermatologist. "If people would double-up and triple-up on their sun protection - wear clothing, hats and sunglasses, in addition to sunscreen - they could manage to get the kind of sun protection they really need."
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'Inside Man' a tense thriller with big-league cast


INSIDE MAN
INSIDE MAN
When everybody is going by the book, it's really easy to know how to break the rules.

Take Dalton Russell (Clive Owen) in the Spike Lee-directed action-thriller "Inside Man" (Universal, 3 stars). He knows the book. He knows exactly how New York cops will respond when he and his crew walk into the Manhattan Trust Bank and hold the place up.
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Spinal decompression gives neck, back pain sufferers an alternative to surgery


SPINAL THERAPY
SPINAL THERAPY
There was a time in Sharon Kentzel's life when the mere act of walking across a room would bring on excruciating pain.

After a bad fall in 1991 that left her with a broken ankle, a broken nose and terrible back pain, Kentzel couldn't get up from a chair and could barely walk.

"I'd be embarrassed to go to a restaurant. I'd go to pay the bill and couldn't get up," she said. "I'd get out of my car to go get gas and I'd have to wait a minute before I could walk."

The broken bones have since healed, but the nagging pain in her lumbar region remained.
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Jerry as related by Pat O'Brian


In 1975 just as I started my professional career I met a man named Jerry. Jerry was the most decent, gentle, affable, hard working, well rounded man I had ever met. He was also the most humble. He was a clerk for the company I worked for but there was something about him that made me always feel there was much more. I’d like to tell you what I learned over the next twenty years about a hero.
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Resting at the Comfort Inn & Suites


The Comfort Inn on Rte 17
As I entered the automatic doors of the Comfort Inn on Rte 17 South, I asked the pretty receptionist for Fernando.  "He's not in." she replied. Swallowing a gasp (the weather was boiling hot), I mentioned that I had an appointment with him. She immediately got on the phone and then assured me that it was no problem, Sean would be out in a few minutes. I was assured that he would be able to help, that Fernando had called in sick.
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The Mahoney Brothers, Jukebox Heroes


The Mehoney Brothers
I would have paid $50.00 to see this show was a comment given to Councilwoman Concetta (Connie) Wagner last night by a member of the audience as he was leaving. There were approximately 400 people present last evening for this free entertainment and the Mahoney Brothers kept them entertained with their wide variety of songs and artists, music for everyone.
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National Night Out at the Municipal Complex


National Night Out 2006
One would never surmise that the latest National Night Out was put together at the last minute. Requiring a change in location did not bother the committee. Despite the sweltering weather, many Paramus residents came to the 5 to 8 PM presentation. They were treated to golf cart transportation from their cars, Police display of armament and a tour of Police Headquarters, Rescue Squad equipment, Aerial fire trucks, a State Police helicopter, County Police equipment and local organizations who had displays. There was even a water spray for the youngsters.
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Archaeological chemistry combines two sciences into one powerful tool


ELEMENTAL EXCAVATION
ELEMENTAL EXCAVATION
Romantic ideas of archaeology tend to be outdoors in nature, adventurous excursions to lost cities, ancient tombs and, occasionally, temples of doom. Chemistry, by contrast, rarely conjures up such notions: Laboratory all-nighters with centrifuges whirring just aren't that stirring.

But the relatively young marriage of these two sciences - only a few decades old - has developed into a deep and sometimes revealing relationship.

It was radiocarbon dating, invented by University of Chicago chemist Willard Libby in 1949, that gave archaeologists the ability to determine the "absolute age" of unearthed artifacts.
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BOARD OF HEALTH TO CONDUCT BLOOD CHEMISTRY AND PROSTATE SCREENING


Blood Chemistry Program
Blood Chemistry Program
The Paramus Board of Health, in cooperation with Pascack Valley Hospital Laboratory, will conduct its annual Blood Chemistry Program on September 16, 2006. “The purpose of the program” according to John Hopper, Borough Health Officer, “is to identify individuals at risk for coronary heart disease and diabetes, and to prevent the associated premature death and disability associated with these diseases.”

Once again, the fee for a basic health profile with a complete blood count, HDL and LDL cholesterol level will be $24.00. PSA testing for men will cost an additional $28.00. PSA is a blood test that screens for prostate cancer and other prostate disease, and is recommended for men 50 years and over by the American Cancer Society.
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WAHOO August 6th


Wahoo gets its name from the sound that divers yell when they leave the board and enter the water. The catchy name was picked upon to designate the fundraiser contest held annually at the Paramus Municipal Pool to benefit a young resident who needs medical help. This years’ recipient will be Matthew Frohnapfel a 6 year old Paramus resident who is being treated for Leukemia through Tomorrow s Children’s Institute in Hackensack New Jersey. Matthew is an upbeat, optimistic and cheerful young boy. Matthew is one of two children. When one member of the family becomes ill with such a devastating illness, the entire family is affected.
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Lautenberg Introduces Legislation to Repeal Medicare Part D Coverage Gap


Frank Lautenberg
Frank Lautenberg
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the effect of the new Medicare law’s coverage gap (aka the “Donut Hole”) is beginning to be felt nationwide, United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced legislation today to improve the law by eliminating the coverage gap.

The Lautenberg “Medicare Part D Coverage Gap Elimination Act of 2006 Act” would prevent Medicare Part D providers from offering plans with a coverage gap and require plans to offer only uninterrupted drug coverage. (Accelerated coverage for “catastrophic care” would remain at current levels under the Lautenberg bill.) The text of the legislation is attached.
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Cultural Council presentation moved


Tonight's concert has been moved to IBEW Hall on 65 W Century Road (corner of Robin Road) and will be at 8:00 pm to avoid conflict with the National Night Out program at the Borough Hall.
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Java's cup runneth over with health benefits


THE PERKS OF COFFEE
THE PERKS OF COFFEE
If you think bitter-tasting wheatgrass juice or pungent herbal tea concoctions are your only healthy beverage choices, it's time to wake up and taste the coffee. A good ol' cup of joe or two may be just what the doctor ordered.

Once believed to stunt growth, cause cancer and trigger heart attacks, recent research indicates that coffee may be a powerful elixir. Our favorite brew has been shown to prevent diabetes, liver damage and gallstones, plus it may also improve physical endurance and pump up your brain power.

"Not only is coffee not bad for our health, as once believed, coffee may actually have a healthy protective effect," says Cheryl Rock, researcher and professor of nutrition at University of California San Diego's School of Medicine.
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Underneath it all, 'Shaggy Dog' not a bad story


SHAGGY DOG
SHAGGY DOG
The first thing we need to understand is this is not your father's "Shaggy Dog" (Disney, 2.5 stars). That one was made in 1959 and was terrific for its time, what with a cast led by Fred MacMurray, Kirk Russell, Annette Funicello and Tim Considine.

That was a classic Disney family movie (back when Disney and "family" were synonymous).
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Cherry, crimson, claret, ruby … red enlivens wilted summer looks


RED ALL OVER
RED ALL OVER
Don't let the heat and humidity dampen your summer wardrobe. Just add a warm splash of red to freshen up this season's wardrobe and you'll be ahead of this fall's fashion scene that touts red as one of its hottest colors, too.

Here are a few ways to wear red now and into fall:

GO FOR ACCENTS: Got a black or white dress that you're wearing now, but doesn't quite have that punch you need? Wrap it up with red as a rich accent to your waist. Cinch your middle with a wide obi-style sash dripping with fringe or a thick red leather belt decorated with metallic studs.
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Honda's 8th-generation Civic is all grown up


HONDA CIVIC
HONDA CIVIC
The Honda Civic coupe seems all grown up now, ready to please adults with its confidence and style.

It used to be that this little two-door was fit for a first-time buyer, but the eighth generation 2006 model has been fleshed out in size, substance and safety. It's a good choice as a refined and stylish high-mileage commuter car.
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5th Annual Bergen Music & Art Festival - Paramus


Paramus - The Bergen Museum will produce and host the 5th Annual "Bergen Music & Art Festival" on Sunday, September 17th from 10 AM to 4 PM. The Festival is held outdoors at the Bergen Mall on Route 4 and Spring Valley Road. The Festival features local and regional artists and craftsmen who will exhibit and sell their original work. Live music will be presented throughout the day and spacial activities will take place for children. The festival will also feature, for the second year, vintage cars.
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Faces of war: Healing the wounds


HEALING THE TROOPS
HEALING THE TROOPS
A missing arm or leg can be replaced with a prosthesis. Things get more complicated when the task is fixing a wounded soldier's horribly disfigured face.

A bad facial wound can be a crippling burden to someone who just wants to feel good about looking in the mirror, who wants to walk into a restaurant without attracting stares or grimaces. A face is a person's identity, the one part of the body that can't be hidden.
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New wave of country singers find religion can inspire, sell


NOD TO GOD
NOD TO GOD
From the first twangs, God and country music have gone together like fiddles and steel guitars. Hank Williams. Kitty Wells. The Carter Family. The songs were part honky-tonk and part hereafter.

Now, there's another wave of faith-based, Nashville sounds. Whether it's Carrie Underwood's prayerful "Jesus, Take the Wheel" or Brooks & Dunn's nostalgic "Believe," country charts are sounding like Sunday morning.

While popular culture - from television to books - has seen a resurgence in all-things-spiritual since 9/11, country music's upsurge is more Christian-specific.
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Bright ideas for late summer fashions


SHORTS AND SHORT SUITS
SHORTS AND SHORT SUITS
When summer clearance sales start waning, and fall merchandise starts trickling into stores, will you be one of the first ones to pull on those leggings and step out in your pumped-up platform booties?

Well, if you're one of the careful few who love to get a leg up on the latest trends early, but still like to shop the end-of-season markdowns with a sharp eye looking for clothes you'll wear for several seasons to come, you'll be way ahead of the crowd if you know what fashion favorites have the longest "shelf life" in the months ahead.
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