Manna George is a throwback, a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse. Except her schoolhouse keeps moving.
She teaches circus kids, the offspring of trapeze artists and lion tamers. Rolling from town to town, living on the circus train, she tries to provide the focus and stability that foster learning while maybe sparking a dream of life beyond the big top.
During a Business Profile interview with Diana Heller and Hank, her father, at Paramus Park Mall, I happened to mention a favorite place for hotdogs near Elizabeth. I had forgotten that Auntie Anneâ€™s also has hotdogs. Diana asked me if I would like to taste one of their pretzel hotdogs. I politely declined as I also did their offer of a fresh hot pretzel. Before you know it, there was not one, but two hotdogs and a humongous drink set in front of me.
NEW REPORT SHOWS MASSIVE SPIKE IN NICOTINE YIELDS IN CIGARETTES OVER 6 YEARS NEWARK, NJ â€“ In light of shocking new data showing that the average amount of nicotine smokers consume with major brand cigarettes has increased ten percent, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) will introduce legislation when the Senate returns to prohibit tobacco companies from adding additional nicotine to cigarettes or manipulating other compounds in cigarettes to increase nicotine that smokers consume. The report, a six-year study from 1998 to 2004, was released by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Tuesday (www.mass.gov/dph/).
The First Annual Senior Citizen Gala was presented at the Senior Center by members of the CEO (Community Enrichment Organization). These young people did an arduous task of decorating the entry and the hall as well as producing food, music and dancing entertainment. Guidance Counselor (and Councilwoman) Connie Wagner and Mayor Tedesco attested to their hard work and long hours getting everything ready. Too often only bad news pervades the news and is provided to the public.
When Krista Damiano saw the note from her husband on the door, she knew what transpired earlier that January 2005 day.
"I lost the love of my life," she said. "He called me earlier, at work, and told me he couldn't take his life anymore. I could tell by the tone of his voice that it wasn't good, but I told him to take a nap, that I would be home as soon as possible. We had plans that night to go out that night."
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.