Clara Breed was an Iowa-born preacher's daughter who grew up to be a librarian, not the kind of background normally associated with someone who rocks the boat. But these were not normal times.
On this day - Feb. 19 - in 1942, two months after Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order clearing the way for some 120,000 U.S. residents of Japanese descent to be evicted from their homes and imprisoned.
Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah in Hebrew, a day to remember those that suffered, fought, and died during the Holocaust, was celebrated on Wednesday, April 5, in the Moses Family Meeting and Training Center of Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ.
The Holocaust Remembrance Day Program began with a candle lighting ceremony led by Rabbi Neal Borovitz of Temple Sholom in River Edge, NJ. Rabbi Borovitz, who lives in Paramus, has officiated at events at Bergen in the past.
Want to download the hottest music, movies, or software for free? Despite high-profile lawsuits, illegal file sharing online remains fairly common. But legal troubles aren't the only risk for illegal sharers and downloaders.
Confidential and personal documents, financial files, images and more could be available to anyone connected to the sharing network. How? It's inherent in how file sharing works.
To the U.S. Census Bureau, it's an important tool to help the government spend taxpayers' money more wisely. To Jackson Township, Ohio, resident Earl Rodd, it's an invasion of privacy.
Rodd, 58, said he was taken aback in 2001 when he received a form called the American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau. It directed him to answer dozens of questions such as: How much was his mortgage payment? Was he a veteran? How much did he earn? How long did it take him to get to work? What Rodd really didn't like was that the survey said the law required him to fill it out.
The comedian Robin Williams once observed that spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party." If so, then leaves are the life of that party, an assemblage so exuberantly diverse in size and shape as to defy explanation, if not description.
There's the raffia palm, for example, with fronds up to 80 feet in length, and pygmy weed, a California wildflower whose leaves are among the tiniest in the world, each measuring just 1.3 millimeters long, or about the width of a pinhead.
On the first day of spring, the arrival of a season that brings more light and new growth, Bo Lozoff took his guitar and his message of spiritual transformation behind the locked doors of a Southern California jail.
Since the 1970s, this slender man from North Carolina, who wears cowboy boots as dress shoes, estimates he's been to 800 jails and prisons on behalf of his nonprofit Prison-Ashram Project. He also sends newsletters to inmates and writes books like "We're All Doing Time," which has a foreword by the Dalai Lama and preaches a message that freedom, spiritually speaking, is a state of mind.
Deana Cacus' idea of a great date is going to an astronomy lecture. She wears glasses and science camp T-shirts, carries a Darth Vadar messenger bag, and would never miss Comic-Con, the comic book/sci-fi convention where grown-ups dress like Harry Potter and Storm Troopers.
Asked to name a romantic gift, Cacus didn't miss a beat. "Petri dishes. I'd much rather have a guy bring me that than flowers."
Paramus Health Officer John Hopper reminds residents that reducing their exposure to mosquitoes will help protect them from West Nile Virus. Human infection is caused by the bite of a mosquito that has fed on an infected bird. The disease was first found in New Jersey in 1999; since that time the number of human cases has risen slightly every year. West Nile Virus is also found in horses.
Most infections are mild and many people may not even become ill. Symptoms of West Nile Virus may include fever, headache, body aches, skin rashes and swollen glands.
Recently promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant, Ken Ehrenberg hasnâ€™t had time to change his voice mail no less get business cards with his new rank. His incentive for going to further his legal education came from Ritchie Ralph, retired Lt. PO and also a lawyer. Ritchieâ€™s father, John, also a police officer was a very dear friend of mine.
The Alison Brown Quartet, with its unique â€œJazzGrassâ€ banjo sound, will perform on Friday, May 5, at 8:00 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ.
Tickets are $22 for general admission and $20 for students and seniors (65+) and are available at 201-447-7428. Seating is reserved and advance ticket purchase is recommended.