For people who believe taxes or bonds issues should be used to support the arts, Nov. 7 was a great day.
Ten arts-related ballot measures that went before voters in California, Louisiana, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Utah were passed - some overwhelmingly. There were no other such ballot propositions elsewhere.
Windows Vista is almost here! Businesses with volume license agreements can get it in November 30, 2006. Home users must wait until January 30, 2007. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't prepare. This is particularly true if you're buying a new computer.
Upgrading to Vista is sure to be confusing. So here are some things you need to know.
I chose Paramus as an ideal location to raise my family, moving in to a quiet cul-de-sac in 2000. Ed Onorato, my neighbor, has resided here for over 40 years, and also takes great pride in this community.
Our homes, part of the Soldier Hill development, are surrounded by the cemetery, wetlands, trees/forested areas, municipal land, Reid Park, and a nature trail. Upon learning of a proposal to build an oversized, high-density development on a piece of environmentally sensitive land off of Soldier Hill Road, Ed and I have been conducting extensive research.
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.