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Saturday, September 22 2018 @ 05:30 AM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Saturday, September 22 2018 @ 05:30 AM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Truth Through Maps


Truth Through Maps
Truth Through Maps
The truth can be very slippery. It is about perspectives, points of view, and experiences. Frankly truth, like life, is much too complicated to believe that there is a simple, single "truth."

Maps are powerful shapers of truth about the world. In their newly revised book, SEEING THROUGH MAPS: Many Ways to See the World, authors Denis Wood, Ward L. Kaiser (a former Paramus resident), and Bob Abramms take a hard look at truth by carefully inspecting the familiar images we experience every day.
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Paramus Rotary gives away $51,000


Paramus Rotary gives $51,000
Jimmy Kourgelis, the owner of Seasons in Washington Township, a member of the Paramus Rotary Club, stood before the group today and presented Saint Joseph’s Hospital with a check for $51,000. He and co-chairman Marty Diamond raised that much from the recent club golf outing. St. Joseph’s in Paterson has been very generous in their support of Rotary’s Gift of Life program and the chairmen felt that they were deserving of this largesse.
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Helpful Tips for Maintaining Educational Goals during Summer Break


TEANECK, NJ - Summer is just around corner, and school-aged children are gearing up for two warm months of fun and relaxation. Although school will not be in session, the learning process does not have to stop. In fact, it is imperative that children, and particularly children with special needs, continue to practice and review what they've learned during the year in order to maintain educational goals and ease the transition back to school in September. Parents can help keep their children's academic skills sharp this summer by incorporating learning into everyday activities.
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Raymond T. Smith Appointed Vice Pesident of Student Services


Raymond T. Smith, of Plainfield
Raymond T. Smith, of Plainfield
The appointment of Mr. Smith, approved by the Bergen Community College Board of Trustees at the June 7, 2006 meeting, is effective July 1, 2006.

“Raymond Smith brings to his responsibilities strong leadership skills and a rich academic and student services administrative background in higher education,” says Dr. Winn. “Raymond Smith’s vision and energy will enhance student services that are critical to student outcomes and success.”
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Visit State Fair Meadowlands through July 9th



After a deluge of rain this past week, we visited the fairgrounds to see what was happening. The vendors were all upbeat and expected the public to come out in droves as the good weather progressed. Chatting with the fair officials and the vendors, they all said that the State Fair Meadowlands was one of the best stops in their travels. The free entertainment was terrific.

Offered this year is unlimited ride passes with a hand stamp after purchase. To find out more visit http://www.njfair.com/ and peruse the site.

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Grappling with the origins of evil


ORIGINS OF EVIL
ORIGINS OF EVIL
In Darfur, Sudan, 180,000 Africans have died in government-backed genocide campaigns. Another 2 million people have been displaced.

During World War II, 11 million people, including 1 million children, were murdered in Nazi concentration camps.How do such things happen? Is it human nature to do evil? Or is it an external being that forces the human hand?

Religion has been grappling with questions about the origins and existence of evil for centuries. "Mainstream Judaism doesn't see evil as having an independent existence," said Rabbi John Spitzer of Temple Israel in Canton, Ohio.
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Bergen Community College and FDU Sign Transfer Agreement


BCC and FDU Sign Transfer Agreement
BCC and FDU Sign Transfer Agreement
Dr. Judith K. Winn, President of Bergen Community College and Dr. John Snyder, Dean of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s University College
recently signed a formal Transfer Articulation Agreement for University College’s Liberal Arts programs.

Under the terms of the agreement, students who follow the prescribed degree pattern and earn an Associate Degree (A.A.) at Bergen will have met the General Education requirements— with the exception of two “core” courses—
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Proactive approach to bullying allows victims to stand tall


MESSAGE TO A BULLY
MESSAGE TO A BULLY
Polly Parsons, a counselor at Williamsville (Ill.) Junior High School had her hands full at the start of this school year with several sixth-grade girls who wouldn't stop picking on one another. She knew the girls needed help sorting out their emotions, so she arranged for the dozen or so students to meet with her during their lunch hour. They sat in a circle, and each had a chance to explain what she was going through.
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New Orleans courts vacationers; just don't let guilt drive you there


NEW ORLEANS
NEW ORLEANS
Families around the country are beginning the annual ritual of summer vacation. Where to go this year?

Grand Canyon?

Yosemite?

Yellowstone?

How about New Orleans?

In a push akin to the one in New York after the Sept. 11 attacks, tourism officials in the Gulf Coast are asking travelers to come visit them as part of the region's recovery effort.
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It doesn't take physical contact to leave scars


MALICIOUS DEEDS
MALICIOUS DEEDS
All the popular girls in Elly Troxell's third-grade class at Ashland Grade School in Peoria, Ill., took tumbling at Vickie B's gymnastics and dance studio.

And they all had the shoes to prove it.

The girls told Elly that without the special shoes, she was nothing. She'd never be considered "cool" unless she had a pair.
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