Booming virtual economies in online worlds such as "EverQuest II," "World of Warcraft" and "Ultima Online" are fueling the real-world economy - and spawning real-life moral and financial issues.
"The lesson of these virtual economies is that the line between play and work is not as solid as we used to think it was," said Julian Dibbell, author of the book "Play Money: Or, How I Quit My Day Job and Made Millions Trading Virtual Loot."
New Jersey State Senator Nia H. Gill will deliver the keynote address for Bergen Community Collegeâ€™s commemoration of Black History Month on Tuesday, February 6.
Black History Month, which celebrates the rich history and contributions made by individuals of African ancestry to American life, culture and the arts, is co-sponsored by the Collegeâ€™s Office of Student Life and the Center for the Study of Intercultural Understanding. Several events have been planned and each daytime event is free and open to the general public. For more information, please call the Office of Student Life at 201-447-7215.
On Saturday, January 27, 2007, Mother Seton Council #5427 of the Knights of Columbus of the Township of Washington will host the first round of a Basketball Free Throw Championship. It will take place at Brookside Upper Elementary School, 20 Lake Drive, Westwood, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The contest is open to local boys and girls between the ages of 10 to 14. Entry forms are available at the Council, 79 Pascack Road, or by calling Ed Garland, event chairman, at 201-664-1371.
By Everett M. Lo Social Security Administration's Regional Public Affairs Office in New York
Will you be applying this year for the extra assistance available to help pay premiums, deductibles and co-pays under the Medicare Prescription Drug Program? If you are a Medicare beneficiary with limited income and resources, you should consider it â€“ you may be able to get extra help paying for prescription drugs.
AUTHORS DISCUSS â€œEVERY MOTHER IS A DAUGHTERâ€ Sunday morning, March 18, 2007, 10am at Fair Lawn Jewish Center, Fair Lawn, NJ
FAIR LAWN, NJ (January 2007): The Fair Lawn Jewish Center Sisterhood Book Club announces their annual event and breakfast. Authors and mother-daughter duo Perri Klass and Sheila Solomon Klass will discuss their memoir, â€œEvery Mother is a Daughter:
A few weeks ago Jeanne Davis crouched on the gym floor, kneeling over a kindergartner's weekend bruises at 8:20 a.m. as Holy Family School filled with students excited about the upcoming holidays. For Davis, the school was filling with hope.
She has little memory of the holidays last year, when she was paralyzed with grief following the sudden death of her husband, Tom, 53.
Paramus Councilwoman Connie Wagner was sworn in as a Freeholder at the Bergen County Voc-Tech School in Teterboro tonite. Along with Julie Oâ€™Brien, she joined the County Board of Chosen Freeholders helping to make it a majority of women, albeit all Democrats.
Performing the honor was State Senator Joseph Coniglio while her family stood by her side.