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November 2007


November 16 Williamsport, PA…The College of New Jersey men’s basketball team opened the new season on Friday night facing King’s College in the first round of Lycoming College’s Tip-Off Tournament. Unfortunately, the Lions were not able to deliver a win for interim Head Coach Matt Hunter in his coaching debut as the Lions fell 79-55 to the Monarchs. TCNJ trailed 40-20 at the half and dropped to the consolation game and will face the host Warriors of Lycoming College on Saturday at 2 p.m. A year ago, the Lions went 12-14, while Kings finished the season with a 19-9 mark... Read more →

Mary Ann Alcorn, nee McCollum, of Cherry Hill, born in Gloucester City

GAGNON, MARY ANN ALCORN (Nee McCollum), age 90, on November 13, 2007, of Cherry Hill, formerly of Riverton. She was born in Gloucester City and a long time resident of Riverton. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Porch Club of Riverton. She was the wife of the late Arthur Gagnon. She is survived by her children, William Alcorn, Joseph Alcorn, Ruth Alcorn and seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Relatives and Friends are invited to attend the Liturgy of Christian Burial Monday 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 4th Street & Linden Ave., Riverton, NJ. Interment... Read more →

Tim Chase, 48, of Mt. Ephraim

CHASE, TIMOTHY W. 'TIM' Suddenly on November 13, 2007, age 48 of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Beloved husband of Donna L. (nee Clyborne). Devoted stepfather of Regina C.,Teresa, and J.T. Chico. Beloved son of Frank and Kate Chase of Kirkwood, NJ. Dear brother of Thomas, Gerald, Susan Chase, and the late Joyce; also several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends; and loving companions Tommy, George & Fred. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his viewing Sunday evening 6-8 PM at the MAHAFFEY-MILANO FUNERAL HOME 11 E. Kings Hwy. Mt. Ephraim, NJ 856-931-1628 Funeral Service Sunday evening 8 PM at... Read more →

Kenneth Powell, of Lindenwold formerly of Bellmawr

POWELL, KENNETH On November 16, 2007 of Lindenwold, formerly of Bellmawr NJ. Age 46. Beloved son of Grace (nee McDermott) and the late William. Loving brother of Sandra Powell and Clark Powell and his wife Pat. Also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Monday 9 am to 11 am at GARDNERFUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service, Monday 11 am at the Funeral Home. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Kenneth's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert... Read more →

Heather Panarello, age 26, of Bellmawr

PANARELLO, HEATHER L. (Nee Coleman), on November 15, 2007, of Bellmawr. Age 26. Beloved wife ofMatthew and survived by her loving companion, Kurt the dog, "Mommy's Boy". Beloved daughter of George and Starr Coleman of Bellmawr. Granddaughter of Joseph Toomey and the late Ida Toomey and Jean VanAllen and great granddaughter of Rose Pino. Dear sister of Gina Coleman and her companion Denise Williams. Loving niece of BertDebus, Beverly Schotter and Ida Joyce McConnell. Daughter-in-law of Roseann Jester. Brother-in-law ofMichael Panarello and Jenna Jester. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Monday evening from 7 to 9pm and... Read more →

Rose Kenney age 84, of Bellmawr

KENNEY, ROSE (Nee DiLeo), on November 16, 2007, of Bellmawr, NJ. Age 84. Beloved wife of the late Robert Kenney. Dear mother of Marilyn DiCiano (Nick) and Geri Summerville (Allen) of Washington Township, NJ. Loving grandmother of Bob Porreca (Sarah), Renee Watson (Jeff), Marci DiCiano ofWashington Twp., NJ and Tom Porreca of Tacoma, WA. Great grandmother of Gianna, Nicky and Alicia. Dear sister of Angeline Wirt of Sicklerville, NJ, Frank DiLeo (Virginia) of Blackwood, NJ and Phyllis Simmons (Bob) of Rehoboth Beach, DE and the late Florence Paciocco, Joseph DiLeo, Fran Chew, Anna Graziani and Rocco DiLeo. Dear sister-in-law of... Read more →

Governor Corzine meets with Gloucester City Union Firemen Representatives

NJ Governor Jon Corzine, with Steve Quinn, President of the Gloucester City Fire Fighter's Union FMBA Local 51 and Tom Wiltsey, President of the Gloucester City Fire Officer's Union FMBA Local 251. The two local firemen met with Governor Corzine during the League of Municipalities Convention held this past week in Atlantic City. Related: Fire Category Read more →

BROOKLAWN: UFO Sightings......"It was so close we could see into the sides"

By Steve Flowers Related: My Encounter with A UFO To my critics, Basically there are two kinds of UFO sightings; the most common being a white disc or other shape either traveling at supersonic speeds, hovering, or moving in an unexplainable pattern, almost always at high altitudes. The second and very rare is where the person(s) sees the actual craft. Usually these are the guys my critics would call "the real nut cases." In our case, I and the Burkies saw a craft that was so close you could see into the sides. (Lights) Having flown on over 1,000 airplane... Read more →

WESTVILLE NEWS: “Sea Haggs Restaurant” Doing a Thriving Business

Staff photos by Jillian Bauer Sea Haggs' owner Patty Crawford works on seasoning a batch of shrimp in the kitchen. By Bob Shryock Source Patty Crawford loves the taste of home cooking --unless it's her own seafood dishes. Owner and chef of year-old Sea Haggs restaurant at 158 Broadway in Westville, Patty is known for the innovative recipes she dreams up, often out of nowhere, on an everyday basis. But she has a slight problem. She's unable to taste any of the seafood she prepares for customers -- and Sea Haggs is a predominately seafood eatery. "I've been... Read more →


Arlington, VA. The College of New Jersey women's basketball team tipped off the new season on a winning note as the Lions beat King's College 69-60 on the first day of the 20th Annual Marymount Tip-Off Classic on Friday. Junior center Hillary Klimowicz (Scotch Plains, NJ/Scotch Plains-Fanwood) scored eight of the first 11 points of the game for the Lions and finished with a career-high 23 points. Klimowicz shot 9-for-14 from the floor and added 13 rebounds for the double-double. Those 13 rebounds tied a career-high set a year ago. Guard Alyssa Michella (Washington Twp., NJ/Immaculate Heart Academy) boasted two... Read more →

“Jubilee” Proudly Displays Her First Pheasant

Jubilee aka "Jubee" is shown with the very first pheasant that she ever retrieved for her owner Tim Clarke of North Wildwood. Tim and "Jubee" , a chocolate lab, were hunting today, Friday at the Bevans State Wildlife Park located in Millville. Tim said, "Around 8 AM "Jubee" flushed the bird in front of me and I was able to get a clean shot. It was an easy retrieve for her. About an hour later while walking back through the same area she flushed another bird. I couldn't get a shot at it as it flew behind the pines too... Read more →

Gloucester High’s 2nd Annual Powder Puff Game, Nov. 21st

What exactly is a Powder Puff game? Well, for those of you who don't already know, Powder Puff is a complete reversal of the usual components of an ordinary football game. Females from grades eleven and twelve participate in a football game with each assigned offense and defense positions. These are led by staff members of Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School. After weeks of preparation, the day of the big games finally arrives. The Senior girls team faces off against the Junior girls team on Wednesday, November 21, at 7:00 pm at the Gloucester City High School Football Field, Market... Read more →

Gloucester City High School News: Powder Puff Football Game Nov. 21st

The 2nd Annual Gloucester City High School Powder Puff Football Game is scheduled for Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 7:00 pm at Gloucester City High School Football Field, Market Street and Route 130. The game will feature girls from the Class of 2009 vs. girls from the Class of 2008. Both teams will have cheerleaders consisting of boys from the Classes of 2009 & 2008. Admission if $1.00 and all proceeds from the gate and concession stand benefits this year's Senior Class Trip to Florida. Read more →

William H.Shaner, age 85, of Voorhees; WW II Air Force Veteran

William H. Shaner-On November 14, 2007. Age 85. Of Voorhees. Loving husband of 43 years to the late Mary E. "Betty" (nee Deno). Beloved father of Eileen and husband Michael Botte of Ocean City, NJ and Naples, Fla. and Janet and husband John McCreesh of Havertown, PA. Devoted companion of Jean Licorish of Cherry Hill. Dear Brother of Dorothy Kolesinski of Gloucester City. Beloved grandfather of 3 and great-grandfather of 3. William proudly served our country during World War II in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as an electronics engineer at the Naval Air Engineering Center in Philadelphia, PA.... Read more →

William H.Shaner, age 85, of Voorhees; WW II Air Force Veteran

William H. Shaner-On November 14, 2007. Age 85. Of Voorhees. Loving husband of 43 years to the late Mary E. "Betty" (nee Deno). Beloved father of Eileen and husband Michael Botte of Ocean City, NJ and Naples, Fla. and Janet and husband John McCreesh of Havertown, PA. Devoted companion of Jean Licorish of Cherry Hill. Dear Brother of Dorothy Kolesinski of Gloucester City. Beloved grandfather of 3 and great-grandfather of 3. William proudly served our country during World War II in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as an electronics engineer at the Naval Air Engineering Center in Philadelphia, PA.... Read more →

GCHS NEWS: Villanova Coach O'Sullivan Greets Members of the Rams Cross Country Team

Villanova Head Track and Cross Country Coach Marcus O'Sullivan spoke to the Gloucester Catholic Cross Country team this week. Marcus (standing, left) is a four time Irish Olympian, 3 time world champion, and has run over 100 sub four minute miles including the indoor world record in the mile. He was named NCAA Cross Country Coach of the year in 1998. Here he meets with the Gloucester Catholic Cross Country Seniors. Read more →

Rotary Exchange Student Enjoying Her Experience in Gloucester City

By Albert J. Countryman Jr. The Rotary Youth Exchange Program allows a student to spend an entire school year abroad with another family. This year, Maria Zuluaga, 17, of Columbia, South America, is studying at Gloucester City High School and staying with the family of Jack and Linda Dilks. "We all learn different cultural experiences. We are building a friendship that will last a lifetime," said Dilks, a longtime member and past president of the Gloucester City Rotary Club. "Maria is like a daughter to us. This is a great program sponsored by Rotary International," added Dilks, owner of Hambleton... Read more →

College Wrestling: #8 TCNJ WRESTLERS HANDLE #30 HUNTER COLLEGE, 30-9*

*Ewing, NJ*… The College of New Jersey wrestling team won eight of 10 weight classes as they Lions beat visiting Hunter College by the score of 30-9 on Wednesday at Packer Hall. The Lions (2-0) are ranked eighth in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III poll, while the Hawks (0-1) entered the match in the 30^th spot. TCNJ has also now won 15 straight dual meets dating back to last season. TCNJ opened the dual meet with a victory as freshman *Kyle Kinchen (Jackson, NJ/Jackson)* posted a 10-5 decision at 125 pounds. The Hawks then tied the score... Read more →

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: TCNJ Face Rensselaer in First Round of Playoffs

Link to complete tournament bracket Ewing, NJ (11/11/07) – With the release of the field for the 2007 NCAA Division III Football Championships, The College of New Jersey football team has drawn in Rensselaer (8-1) first round contest on Saturday, November 17 in a Noon start. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. The Lions will take to the road and face the Engineers at ’86 field in Troy, NY. The winner of the game between RPI and TCNJ faces either top-seeded Mount Union (10-0), the top-ranked team in the nation, or Ithaca (8-2)... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim Celebration Committee Hard at Work

See Photo Album The Mt. Ephraim Celebration has been hard at work. Karen Herman and Lil Eggers have been speaking to our town businesses and organizations in an effort to decorate the newly installed lampposts on Kings Highway with Christmas Wreaths and seasonal banners. So far they have received support from the following organizations and businesses: MEPRI, Grease N Go/Auto Shine Car Wash, Bert's Auto Body, Cabana, Black Horse Diner, SA Conte, Inc., Back to Life Chiropractic, CVS Pharmacy, Canal's Fine Wines/, Sons of Italy, Celebration Committee, Milano Funeral Home, Station 45 Fire Rescue, 7-11, Dunhour Agency, Inc., Kingsgate Realty,... Read more →

Anna M. Perozzi, 87, of Brooklawn

PEROZZI, ANNA M. On November 12, 2007, (nee Fish) age 87 years, long time resident of Brooklawn, NJ. Beloved wife of Aldo Perozzi. Loving mother of Robert Perozzi of Bridgeton, and Bruce Perozzi (Gail) of SC. Devoted grandmother of Alison, Carolyn and Laura and great grandmother of Brandon and Caiden. She was also the dear sister of Doris Palumbi. Mrs. Perozzi was a long time and devoted member of the Bible Church of Westville. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and again Friday morning from 11:00 to 12:00 noon at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN... Read more →

Ann R. Murphy, 79, of Bellmawr

MURPHY, ANN R. (nee Amoruso), on November 13, 2007, of Bellmawr. Age 79. Beloved wife of the late Alvin J. Loving mother of James D. Murphy and his wife Theresa of Bellmawr and the late Joseph J. Murphy. Sister of Mario and Tony Amoruso. Grandmother of James, Jr., Joseph, Michael, Kelly, Stacy and Lisa. Great-grandmother of Gianna and Logan. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Thursday eve and 9 to 10am Friday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 10am Friday at the funeral home. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. Expressions of sympathy may be... Read more →

Betty Lou McGonigal, 84, longtime resident of Audubon

MCGONIGAL, BETTY LOU (nee Benkert), age 84 of Audubon, passed away on Saturday November 10, 2007 at Virtua-Memorial Hospital in Voorhees. Mrs. McGonigal had been a longtime Audubon resident and had worked for Best Window Co. in Magnolia. Betty Lou was friendly, outgoing, and will be fondly remembered. Betty is survived by her children Sharlynn & her husband Robert Spille of Lumberton, Kim of Audubon, Scott of Bordentown and her grandson Ryan of Lakewood. A memorial service will be held privately. Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the HENRY FUNERAL HOME, Audubon. Read more →

Catherine M. Howey, Employed by the Gloucester City Public School District

HOWEY, CATHERINE M. On November 11, 2007, (nee Moss), of Gloucester City, NJ, age 58. She is the beloved wife of John T. Howey, Sr. and loving mother of John T. Jr., Scott M. (Camille) and Jeffrey R. Howey. She is the dear sister of Clark Moss, Clara Oorlog, Joyce Hoover, David Moss and the late James W. Moss, Jr. Mrs. Howey was predeceased by her dear parents James W. Sr. and Malmyra B. Moss. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Catherine was formerly the Cafeteria Manager at Gloucester City High School and currently managed the Cold... Read more →

Mary J. Engime, 55 of Westmont

ENGIME (CZAPLICKI), MARY J. On November 11, 2007, Age 55, of Westmont, NJ. Loving Sister of Bruce J. Czaplicki (Debbie) of Oaklyn, NJ, and Thomas Czaplicki (Cindy) of VA. Dear Aunt of Denille Meloche (Terry), Brooke Sweeney (Lee), Alex Czaplicki, Chris Canavan (Lanette), & Katrina Czaplicki. Great Aunt of Grace, Kelly, Chloe and Devon. Relatives and friends are invited to attendthe family visitation Thursday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Holy Saviour Church, 50 Emerald Ave. Westmont, NJ, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions in Mary's memory be made... Read more →

John J. Dorcich, WW II Coast Guard Veteran, member of Brooklawn American Legion Post 72

On November 13, 2007. Age 84. Of Brooklawn. Loving husband of 50 years to Hilde Dorcich (nee Kapp). Devoted father of John D. Dorcich and his wife Gina of Mantua and Patricia Gheen and her husband Timothy of Washington Twp. Loving and caring grandfather of 3 and great-grandfather of 2. John proudly served our country in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII in the Philippines. He was a retired tug boat captain from Reading Railroad. John was a proud and long time member of the Brooklawn American Legion Post # 72. At the request of the family, burial and military... Read more →

Nike Recalls Football Helmet Chin Straps Which Can Break and Pose Risk of Serious Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Football Helmet Chin Straps Units: About 235,000 Manufacturer: Nike Inc., of Beaverton, Ore. Hazard: The chin strap’s plastic cup can break as a result of contact, exposing the player to facial or head injuries. Incidents/Injuries: Nike has received 18 reports of the chin strap breaking, including two reports of concussions, two reports of facial lacerations requiring stitches, and a report of... Read more →


*Ewing, NJ*… Another successful season on the field landed a handful of players from The College of New Jersey field hockey team post-season honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Three Lions were named to the NFHCA South Atlantic Region First Team with two more players earning second-team honors. A trio of juniors were named to the South Atlantic Region First Team as forward *Jenny Lubin (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown), *defender *Kelly Mitchell (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape)* and midfielder *Katie Reuther (Toms River, NJ/Toms River North)* each were selected. Mitchell anchored TCNJ’s defense that allowed only one goal per game this season... Read more →

High School Football: GLOUCESTER'S GAME

BY G.J. FERGUSON Note: this is a continual series from the Renewal of Friendship booklet published in 1993. The articles are about the Gloucester City football series between Gloucester High and Gloucester Catholic that began in 1948. The articles were posted last year on ClearysNotebook. And some of those same stories have been posted this past week. They will remain on the site filed in the following categories: Rams Alumni, Lions Alumni, Gloucester Catholic and Gloucester High. The annual game will be played again this year on Thanksgiving Day. It has been nearly three decades since the last City-Series game... Read more → Disclaimer

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Daughter of Former Fire Chief Has Questions for Gloucester City’s Career Firemen

It was with interest that I read the articles about the Gloucester City Fire Department and the dispute over "Overtime." During the 1940's and early 1950's there were several large industries located on Charles Street at the river. They caught fire frequently. During that time my father was the Fire Chief of Gloucester City. He was a volunteer chief. A large bell was located on the side of our house. When the fire siren sounded, the bell rang out loud and clear. Many times, I was awakened from a sound sleep by the alarm. I usually did not return to... Read more →

BROOKLAWN: My Encounter With A UFO

By Steve Flowers My name is Steve Flowers. I played baseball for Gloucester City High School 1973 – 1974. Lived in Brooklawn for most of my life until I moved to Texas in 1982. I still receive the Gloucester City News and I am still very proud to have grown up in Brooklawn. For a living I'm a successful heavy equipment trailer manufacturer. I am the owner of Interstate Trailers. This year the business is celebrating our 25th anniversary; you can visit our site at Credibility is always a constant in life! It's funny, I don't care about any... Read more →

Rider’s Henderson Honored by the MAAC

Women's College Basketball LAWRENCEVILLE—Senior guard Janele Henderson of the Rider University women’s basketball team was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week for all games played the first week of the season it was announced by the conference office Monday afternoon. "We are working on getting Rider looked upon as a different team," said head coach Lynn Milligan. "We want to be known as a team that will show up for every game, work hard and play defense and that effort in the first two games got noticed.” Henderson, a 5-9 Brooklyn, New York native out of... Read more →

Bill's Point of View: Another election Year is Over…….

Democrats continue to rule in the state legislature and in most counties in South Jersey. I thought for sure we would see something change as a result of a number of key legislators being arrested this year and charged with abusing their power. Needless to say it is kind of hard to choose who to pick when both Republicans and Democrats have been caught with their hand in the "Cookie Jar". Voters did send Trenton a message with the defeat of the two questions on the ballot dealing with spending. Hopefully our leaders got the message to stop squandering our... Read more →

BELLMAWR NEWS: Moreira’s Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

See More Announcements HELEN & TONY MOREIRA Helen T. (Perletta) and Tony B. Moreira of Bellmawr celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 26. They have four children: Donna Ruggiero of Flemington; Anthony of Marlton; Helen Croker of Deptford; and Frank of Mullica Hill. They have 13 grandchildren. Read more →

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST: Long May the Red, White and Blue Fly Proudly….

To My fellow patriots from the South Jersey area... You'll love these! Read Till The End! It's Well Worth The Effort! These are some of the best "comebacks" I've read/heard in a very long time! When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire building' by George Bush. He answered by saying, 'Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount... Read more →

Chuckles submitted by Joe Miller

This could happen to you. I was barely sitting down when I heard a voice from the other stall saying: "Hi, how are you?" I'm not the type to start a conversation in the restroom but I don't know what got into me, so I answered, somewhat embarrassed, "Doin' just fine!" And the other person says: "So what are you up to?" What kind of question is that? At that point, I'm thinking this is too bizarre so I say: "Uhhh, I'm like you, just traveling!" At this point I am just trying to get out as fast as I... Read more →

Remembering the Fallen

by The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk Source Sunday November 11, 2007 Army Spc. Marlon Jackson. On Nov. 11, 2003, Army Spc. Marlon Jackson, 25, of Jersey City was killed by an improvised explosive device outside Baghdad. Born in Jamaica and raised by adoptive parents after age 10, Jackson came to the United States as a teenager. He attended community college after graduating from Hudson Catholic High School but wanted a bigger challenge. So he enlisted and was assigned to the 94th Engineer Battalion in Germany before deploying to Iraq. More than 100 mourners came to Jackson's funeral in the... Read more →

Gloucester City: Cpl Marc Ryan Memorial Monument Unveiled

Photos by Bruce Darrow GLOUCESTER CITY-The Marc Ryan Veteran's Memorial was unveiled on Saturday (November 10) at ceremonies attended by family, friends, and residents of Gloucester City and surrounding communities. The new monument is located next to a larger monument that honors Gloucester City veterans from both World Wars along with those who died in the Korean War and Vietnam War. The newest memorial has a center stone that pays tribute to Ryan. The inscription on the stone reads, CPL Marc Ryan June 19, 1979 - Nov. 15, 2004, U.S.M.C.-All Gave Some, Some Gave All. Three separate photos of Ryan... Read more →

Gloucester High vs. Woodbury:The Anxious Moment before the Opening Kickoff

Photos by Bruce Darrow- Prior to the opening kickoff the Lions stand in respect of our Flag as the National Anthem is played. Pictured up front from left #54 Jerry Murphy, #8 Steve Goad, #25 Jeremy Collins, #22 Frank Heitman, #5 Bret Darrow. Quarterback Steve Goad hit Brian Collins at the Woodbury 11. The Lion's push the ball to the Herd's 2 yard line with 1:30 remaining before Goad took a sneak into the end zone giving the Lion's a 21 -20 lead after the PAT. Still the Herd with 1:53 and three timeouts remaining and QB Brian Purnell making... Read more →

AUDUBON NEWS: Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary to the Lobascio's

GISELDA & VINCENT LOBASCIO Giselda T. (DiClaudio) and Vincent L. Lobascio of Audubon celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 18. They have four children: Vincent Jr. of Minneapolis; Jean Murphy of Audubon; Lorraine Bloemker of Washington Township; and the late Louis. They have three grandchildren. Read more →

Murray State University 66, Rider University 65

November 10, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Men’s College Basketball MURRAY, KY—The Broncs lost on a last second foul shot to Murray State in the 2007-08 season opener Friday night in the Regional Special Events Center on the Murray State campus. “Murray State is very good and they didn’t make anything easy for us,” said Rider head coach Tommy Dempsey. “We hung and we hung and gave ourselves a chance to win it. We didn’t play poorly.” Junior guard Kevin Thomas made one of two foul shots with 0.2 seconds left to give Murray State (1-0) the victory. Thomas finished with... Read more →

GHS Football: The 2007 "Cardiac Kids", Great Memories, Great Season, Great Fans

By Bruce Darrow Is there a better way to spend a fall Saturday afternoon, then watching your favorite team play? To most people this would sound like a dumb question, while others it is considered a no brainer. As a parent you watch your child grow from a cute little "T' Ball player to a young man playing in front of playoff crowds and cable television. A boy who once turned to the sidelines for reassurance from their parents, now glare into the stands to find that special girl. Five hours after a stinging playoff lost to Woodbury, I still... Read more →

Remember to Thank a Veteran for his sacrifices November 11

Source Generations of Valor Picture worth a 1000 words...and, really, no words needed! We truly take a lot for granted. Forget the football "heroes"... and pass this on, please. Origins: This moving photograph of a veteran overcome with emotion while embracing a wounded Marine is a cropped version of a photograph that originally appeared in newspapers in November 2004: The occasion of this photograph was a Veterans Day Commemoration at Dallas City Hall on 11 November 2004. The veteran pictured is Houston James, a survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, and the Marine is... Read more →