The Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth, done every two years by the Josephson Institute of Ethics, polled thousands of high school students and found, among other things, that: eight in 10 confessed to lying to a parent about something significant; and six in 10 said they had cheated on a test during the past year.
Whether you are a coach, a teacher or a parent, what do you think can be done, or what have you done, to instill in young people the concepts of trust and integrity?
Over 60 members of the Paramus Police Department, family and friends, gathered in the chilly weather to pay tribute to a fallen comrade, Vincent M. Brock. Police Chief Frederick Corrubia spoke to the gathering and mentioned that this was the third â€˜line of dutyâ€™ death that he had attended, memories that would always be sadly emblazoned in his mind. The Chief pointed out that it was good to see the fellowship that was extended to the deceased even though there were many younger members that had never met P O Vincent Brock.
An invitation came in the mail inviting me, as a senior citizen, to share in the West Brook React Clubâ€™s annual Senior Citizenâ€™s Thanksgiving Feast. Of course I accepted, having attended for several years.
Mayor Tedesco stated that he had attended an interfaith prayer breakfast that morning, the first of what was hoped to be an annual occurrence. He quoted several of the religious leaders who attended. Henry Vander Plaat, whose family was instrumental in bringing this even about, charged each of the 200 attendees to bring five more people next year!
Councilman Rich LaBarbieri mentioned that the Peewee Football team had a record breaking 12 â€“ 0 season.
The Center for Disease Control emphasizes that peak flu period is late in January or early February. Because of this there is still plenty of time to get a flu shot. According to Health Officer John Hopper flu vaccination is recommended for Senior Citizens 65 and older because this group is at high risk for complications from influenza and pneumonia.
When a job layoff cut her income out from under her, Janelle Elms gave her private thoughts a voice.
"I had become sick and tired of making money for them," Elms said. "And how could they tell me how much I was worth?"
Today, as an eBay PowerSeller, an in-demand eBay University lecturer and author of several books on achieving eBay success, Elms said she works "more hours than I ever have and I'm happier than I have been in my entire life."
Elms, 40 and single, lives in Renton, Wash., but jokingly refers to the Seattle airport as home. She said 1.3 million people make a living selling on auction site eBay.
It has been 13 years since P.O. Vincent M. Brock was killed in the line of duty. His friends and fellow police officers havenâ€™t forgotten him. This Wednesday at 3:00 PM a group of fellow officers and friends will gather at his gravesite in George Washington Memorial Park to pay tribute.
Detective Sergeant Robert Wright has extended an invitation to the public at large to come help in extolling his memory.
History was made recently when The Discovery Channel arranged for Elementary School students to watch the first ever live HD Space Station visit. Held at various Discovery Channel stores in five other locations including Short Hills, 29 fifth graders attended the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, MD.
They watched Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria as he displayed the astronautâ€™s living conditions as did people at Grand Central Station and Times Square.